The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 89 128 118
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -10
Permanent jobs citing LAN 3422 2778 2631
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.12% 2.36% 2.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.51% 13.46% 13.21%
Number of salaries quoted 2924 2314 2223
Average salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
18488 20643 19910
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.84% 17.54% 18.28%
Number of salaries quoted 15200 16512 16013
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing LAN within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

LAN
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LAN within the UK.

LAN Salary Trend in the UK

LAN
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LAN over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 within the UK.

LAN Salary Histogram in the UK

LAN
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +38 3255 £45,000 +7.14% 321
South East +69 1081 £42,500 -5.55% 84
London +11 1052 £50,000 - 90
Surrey +65 401 £45,000 +9.09% 20
Yorkshire +7 252 £43,000 +7.50% 29
East of England +6 248 £37,500 +5.26% 18
Berkshire +51 239 £40,000 - 25
City of London -15 217 £50,000 - 26
South West +24 199 £35,000 - 27
Hampshire +19 197 £40,000 -27.27% 12
West Midlands +8 186 £39,000 +20.00% 23
West Yorkshire +8 165 £45,000 +12.50% 13
North West +21 137 £37,500 +25.00% 34
Leeds +3 137 £50,000 +25.00% 8
Reading +32 114 £40,000 - 10
East Midlands +24 105 £45,000 - 14
Hertfordshire -21 98 £35,000 -13.17% 9
Buckinghamshire +44 97 £45,000 +63.63% 10
Birmingham +17 84 £47,500 +23.37% 4
West Sussex +24 81 £50,000 +33.33% 7
Cambridgeshire +50 70 £37,500 +8.69% 3
Manchester +15 68 £37,500 +25.00% 22
Guildford +46 62 £55,000 +25.71% 2
Wiltshire +23 60 £33,500 -4.28% 11
Staines +22 56 £45,500 - 1
North Yorkshire +3 50 £37,500 -6.25% 7
Cheshire +15 49 £37,500 +25.00% 6
Bedfordshire -2 49 £50,000 +42.85% 1
Milton Keynes +22 48 £47,500 +58.33% 7
Scotland +21 48 £37,000 +9.62% 11

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing LAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited LAN.

1 5923 (87.17%) WAN
2 3730 (54.89%) Cisco
3 3177 (46.75%) Windows
4 3017 (44.40%) Firewall
5 2294 (33.76%) Cisco Certification
6 2228 (32.79%) Microsoft
7 2010 (29.58%) VMware
8 1973 (29.04%) Active Directory
9 1596 (23.49%) TCP/IP
10 1554 (22.87%) VPN
11 1540 (22.66%) ITIL
12 1347 (19.82%) CCNP
13 1323 (19.47%) MS Exchange
14 1313 (19.32%) VMware Infrastructure
15 1282 (18.87%) CCNA
16 1225 (18.03%) DNS
17 1220 (17.95%) Data Centre
18 1145 (16.85%) Windows Server 2008
19 1133 (16.67%) MS Excel
20 1106 (16.28%) Citrix
21 1075 (15.82%) Wireless
22 1047 (15.41%) SAN
23 1044 (15.36%) Linux
24 999 (14.70%) CheckPoint
25 998 (14.69%) Finance
26 984 (14.48%) VoIP
27 935 (13.76%) Windows Server 2012
28 924 (13.60%) DHCP
29 901 (13.26%) MPLS
30 898 (13.22%) Juniper

LAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing LAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited LAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1323 (19.47%) MS Exchange
2 689 (10.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 399 (5.87%) Lync
4 394 (5.80%) IIS
5 336 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2013
6 286 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2007
7 282 (4.15%) SharePoint
8 277 (4.08%) Apache
9 176 (2.59%) Tomcat
10 166 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 156 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2003
12 122 (1.80%) WebSphere
13 111 (1.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 105 (1.55%) Oracle Coherence
15 89 (1.31%) OpenStack
16 65 (0.96%) nginx
17 39 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
18 29 (0.43%) Confluence
19 27 (0.40%) IBM Notes
20 26 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1133 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 843 (12.41%) MS Office
3 165 (2.43%) MS Visio
4 98 (1.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 27 (0.40%) MS Project
6 10 (0.15%) AutoCAD
7 9 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 9 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.044%) SOLIDWORKS
8 3 (0.044%) ProjectWise
9 2 (0.029%) SmartSuite
10 1 (0.015%) InDesign
10 1 (0.015%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 79 (1.16%) RMDS
2 22 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
3 18 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
4 16 (0.24%) Endur
5 14 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 10 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
6 10 (0.15%) ION MarketView
6 10 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
7 9 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.074%) SAP ERP
8 5 (0.074%) Dynamics GP
8 5 (0.074%) Sage 50
9 4 (0.059%) SAP CCM
9 4 (0.059%) Line 500
9 4 (0.059%) Summit
10 3 (0.044%) Oracle ERP
10 3 (0.044%) MFGPRO
10 3 (0.044%) Primavera
10 3 (0.044%) Tridion
10 3 (0.044%) Epicor Vantage
Cloud Services
1 226 (3.33%) Office 365
2 155 (2.28%) Amazon AWS
3 90 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
4 87 (1.28%) IaaS
5 75 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
6 58 (0.85%) PaaS
7 49 (0.72%) SaaS
8 40 (0.59%) Google Apps
9 18 (0.26%) Mimecast
10 4 (0.059%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.044%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.029%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.029%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.029%) Yammer
12 2 (0.029%) Google Drive
12 2 (0.029%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.015%) HP Helion
13 1 (0.015%) Nimbula
Communications & Networking
1 5923 (87.17%) WAN
2 3017 (44.40%) Firewall
3 1596 (23.49%) TCP/IP
4 1554 (22.87%) VPN
5 1225 (18.03%) DNS
6 1075 (15.82%) Wireless
7 1047 (15.41%) SAN
8 984 (14.48%) VoIP
9 924 (13.60%) DHCP
10 901 (13.26%) MPLS
11 781 (11.49%) BGP
12 743 (10.93%) Network Security
13 739 (10.88%) Cisco ASA
14 683 (10.05%) OSPF
15 605 (8.90%) VLAN
16 524 (7.71%) Cisco Nexus
17 502 (7.39%) Internet
18 469 (6.90%) EIGRP
19 423 (6.23%) Wi-Fi
20 355 (5.22%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 777 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 159 (2.34%) MySQL
3 120 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 84 (1.24%) DB2
5 82 (1.21%) Hadoop
6 79 (1.16%) HBase
7 76 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
8 70 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
9 63 (0.93%) Relational Database
10 57 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
11 46 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
12 36 (0.53%) RDBMS
13 34 (0.50%) OLTP
14 24 (0.35%) MongoDB
15 21 (0.31%) Oracle Database
16 19 (0.28%) Data Mining
17 18 (0.26%) NoSQL
18 17 (0.25%) Crystal Reports
19 15 (0.22%) OLAP
19 15 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 72 (1.06%) Jenkins
2 65 (0.96%) Git (software)
3 64 (0.94%) Hudson
4 42 (0.62%) JIRA
5 32 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 26 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 25 (0.37%) Subversion
8 6 (0.088%) Rational Performance Tester
8 6 (0.088%) Metasploit
9 5 (0.074%) Bugzilla
9 5 (0.074%) FogBugz
10 4 (0.059%) LoadRunner
10 4 (0.059%) Ant
11 3 (0.044%) FishEye
12 2 (0.029%) AppScan
12 2 (0.029%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.029%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (0.029%) MSI
12 2 (0.029%) InstallShield
13 1 (0.015%) JUnit
General
1 998 (14.69%) Finance
2 664 (9.77%) Telecoms
3 216 (3.18%) Banking
4 177 (2.60%) Retail
5 142 (2.09%) Marketing
6 119 (1.75%) Manufacturing
7 110 (1.62%) Electronics
8 104 (1.53%) Law
9 101 (1.49%) Advertising
10 89 (1.31%) Legal
10 89 (1.31%) Back Office
11 54 (0.79%) Financial Institution
12 40 (0.59%) Games
13 35 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
14 32 (0.47%) Publishing
15 27 (0.40%) Investment Banking
16 26 (0.38%) Local Government
17 24 (0.35%) Front Office
18 20 (0.29%) French Language
19 19 (0.28%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1472 (21.66%) Network Engineer
2 914 (13.45%) Analyst
3 748 (11.01%) Support Engineer
4 650 (9.57%) Architect
5 468 (6.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 439 (6.46%) Senior Network Engineer
7 393 (5.78%) Support Analyst
8 389 (5.72%) Consultant
9 309 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
10 267 (3.93%) Administrator
11 255 (3.75%) IT Support
12 236 (3.47%) Solutions Architect
13 232 (3.41%) Technical Support
14 222 (3.27%) Network Analyst
15 217 (3.19%) Infrastructure Architect
16 211 (3.11%) Project Manager
17 210 (3.09%) Systems Administrator
18 207 (3.05%) Network Architect
19 205 (3.02%) Network Support
20 193 (2.84%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (2.53%) Middleware
2 168 (2.47%) Web Services
3 125 (1.84%) HTML
4 110 (1.62%) XML
5 98 (1.44%) 802.1X
6 83 (1.22%) XSLT
7 79 (1.16%) Rendezvous
7 79 (1.16%) Ultra Messaging
8 60 (0.88%) .NET
9 55 (0.81%) LAMP
10 52 (0.77%) CSS
11 50 (0.74%) XMPP
12 48 (0.71%) FIX Protocol
13 22 (0.32%) SOAP
14 18 (0.26%) TAPI
14 18 (0.26%) JTAPI
15 17 (0.25%) ISPF
16 16 (0.24%) VXML
17 14 (0.21%) Ajax
17 14 (0.21%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 1220 (17.95%) Data Centre
2 398 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
3 256 (3.77%) Blackberry
4 243 (3.58%) Management Information System
5 221 (3.25%) Video Conferencing
6 186 (2.74%) Computer Science
7 128 (1.88%) Clustering
8 104 (1.53%) Replication
9 101 (1.49%) Fat Client
9 101 (1.49%) Thin Client
10 93 (1.37%) Hedge funds
11 88 (1.30%) iPhone
12 83 (1.22%) Client/Server
13 71 (1.04%) Mainframe
14 69 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
15 67 (0.99%) Statistics
16 63 (0.93%) iPad
17 59 (0.87%) BYOD
18 52 (0.77%) PKI
19 50 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 3177 (46.75%) Windows
2 1145 (16.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 1044 (15.36%) Linux
4 935 (13.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 731 (10.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 647 (9.52%) Windows 7
7 443 (6.52%) UNIX
8 343 (5.05%) Windows XP
9 310 (4.56%) Windows 8
10 235 (3.46%) Solaris
11 144 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 106 (1.56%) Mac OS X
13 99 (1.46%) Android
14 98 (1.44%) Windows Vista
15 83 (1.22%) CentOS
16 69 (1.02%) Ubuntu
17 62 (0.91%) AIX
17 62 (0.91%) Apple iOS
18 57 (0.84%) Debian
19 38 (0.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1540 (22.66%) ITIL
2 613 (9.02%) Project Management
3 503 (7.40%) Load Balancing
4 454 (6.68%) Network Design
5 449 (6.61%) Disaster Recovery
6 443 (6.52%) Service Delivery
7 315 (4.64%) Service Management
8 314 (4.62%) Incident Management
9 292 (4.30%) Change Management
10 287 (4.22%) Migration
11 286 (4.21%) PRINCE2
12 283 (4.16%) Network Management
13 279 (4.11%) Agile Software Development
14 250 (3.68%) Network Monitoring
15 225 (3.31%) Mentoring
16 212 (3.12%) Information Security
17 199 (2.93%) Capacity Planning
18 190 (2.80%) Performance Tuning
19 189 (2.78%) Business Continuity
20 187 (2.75%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 890 (13.10%) SQL
2 228 (3.36%) Java
3 168 (2.47%) PowerShell
4 155 (2.28%) Perl
5 130 (1.91%) JavaScript
6 124 (1.82%) Python
7 112 (1.65%) Bash Shell
8 96 (1.41%) C
9 73 (1.07%) Ruby
10 51 (0.75%) PHP
11 38 (0.56%) T-SQL
12 34 (0.50%) VBScript
13 33 (0.49%) Shell Script
14 29 (0.43%) VBA
14 29 (0.43%) C++
15 19 (0.28%) VB
16 12 (0.18%) C#
17 10 (0.15%) AWK
18 8 (0.12%) Korn
18 8 (0.12%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2294 (33.76%) Cisco Certification
2 1347 (19.82%) CCNP
3 1282 (18.87%) CCNA
4 703 (10.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 596 (8.77%) Degree
6 435 (6.40%) MCSE
7 429 (6.31%) Security Cleared
8 353 (5.19%) CCIE
9 299 (4.40%) SC Cleared
10 205 (3.02%) MCP
11 196 (2.88%) MCITP
12 190 (2.80%) MCSA
13 187 (2.75%) ITIL Certification
14 179 (2.63%) CCDP
15 146 (2.15%) CCSA
15 146 (2.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 144 (2.12%) CISSP
17 126 (1.85%) MCTS
18 98 (1.44%) CCSE
19 93 (1.37%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 612 (9.01%) SLA
2 161 (2.37%) PCI DSS
3 120 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 75 (1.10%) ISO 9001
5 73 (1.07%) QA
6 33 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 28 (0.41%) COBIT
8 9 (0.13%) JSP 440
9 8 (0.12%) PMBOK
10 6 (0.088%) ISO 14001
11 5 (0.074%) HL7
11 5 (0.074%) DICOM
12 1 (0.015%) BS7799
12 1 (0.015%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1973 (29.04%) Active Directory
2 1313 (19.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 635 (9.35%) Hyper-V
4 371 (5.46%) XenApp
5 320 (4.71%) vSphere
6 178 (2.62%) VMware ESX
7 150 (2.21%) NFS
8 145 (2.13%) XenDesktop
9 139 (2.05%) VMware ESXi
10 137 (2.02%) XenServer
10 137 (2.02%) SRDF
11 100 (1.47%) Terminal Services
12 89 (1.31%) Oracle RAC
13 72 (1.06%) Xen
14 68 (1.00%) Terminal Server
15 65 (0.96%) KVM
16 43 (0.63%) ISA Server
17 41 (0.60%) Samba
18 39 (0.57%) Firmware
19 32 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 316 (4.65%) SCCM
2 152 (2.24%) WSUS
3 137 (2.02%) Backup Exec
4 122 (1.80%) Cisco CUCM
5 116 (1.71%) SCOM
6 99 (1.46%) Nagios
7 91 (1.34%) Puppet
8 83 (1.22%) CiscoWorks
8 83 (1.22%) Cisco UCCX
9 82 (1.21%) Cisco Prime
10 69 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
11 66 (0.97%) FortiGate
12 54 (0.79%) Salt
13 52 (0.77%) Ansible
14 48 (0.71%) Cisco LMS
15 44 (0.65%) SolarWinds Orion
16 41 (0.60%) OpenView
17 36 (0.53%) ZABBIX
18 31 (0.46%) CA Spectrum
19 30 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3730 (54.89%) Cisco
2 2228 (32.79%) Microsoft
3 2010 (29.58%) VMware
4 1106 (16.28%) Citrix
5 999 (14.70%) CheckPoint
6 898 (13.22%) Juniper
7 869 (12.79%) HP
8 637 (9.37%) F5
9 430 (6.33%) Oracle
10 383 (5.64%) NetApp
11 284 (4.18%) Avaya
12 279 (4.11%) EMC
13 270 (3.97%) IBM
14 243 (3.58%) SolarWinds
15 194 (2.86%) Red Hat
16 190 (2.80%) Dell
17 157 (2.31%) Intel
18 152 (2.24%) Fortinet
19 146 (2.15%) Mitel
20 140 (2.06%) Apple
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