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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 91 108 114
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +6
Permanent jobs citing LAN 3301 2969 2794
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.01% 2.59% 2.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.61% 15.35% 12.66%
Number of salaries quoted 2770 2447 2287
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%

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
19878 19343 22065
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.14% 16.87% 20.11%
Number of salaries quoted 15842 15319 17776
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 31 March 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 31 March 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
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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 +19 3155 £42,500 +6.25% 355
London +35 1211 £50,000 +6.38% 106
South East +14 787 £42,500 +6.25% 92
City of London +50 343 £50,000 -4.76% 30
Yorkshire +6 261 £45,000 +28.57% 36
East of England -18 225 £41,250 +10.00% 33
Surrey +50 215 £40,000 -11.11% 23
West Yorkshire +20 195 £45,000 +28.57% 20
North West +10 193 £37,500 +7.14% 26
South West +9 180 £34,750 +4.51% 16
Hampshire -7 180 £45,000 +12.50% 22
Berkshire +32 175 £44,000 +3.52% 15
Leeds +20 151 £49,000 +30.66% 13
East Midlands +42 142 £36,000 +2.85% 26
West Midlands -1 140 £28,550 -18.42% 17
Manchester +4 119 £33,500 +0.75% 21
Hertfordshire +7 110 £37,500 +2.73% 9
Reading +8 84 £40,000 -13.97% 9
Northamptonshire +25 82 £35,500 +16.39% 12
Northampton +22 64 £37,500 +50.00% 10
Buckinghamshire +5 64 £47,500 +18.75% 10
Southampton -7 53 £44,375 +10.93% 6
Wiltshire +34 51 £35,000 -12.50% 6
Scotland +27 51 £37,500 +25.00% 12
West Sussex -14 47 £42,500 +21.42% 6
South Yorkshire +15 46 £41,500 -5.14% 7
Cheshire -6 46 £39,500 -12.22% 3
Bristol -3 43 £41,500 +5.73% 3
Cambridgeshire -22 43 £43,900 +25.42% 7
Devon +19 42 £32,000 +60.00% 2

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 5553 (86.48%) WAN
2 3301 (51.41%) Cisco
3 3249 (50.60%) Windows
4 2654 (41.33%) Firewall
5 2249 (35.03%) Microsoft
6 2058 (32.05%) Active Directory
7 2049 (31.91%) Cisco Certification
8 1986 (30.93%) VMware
9 1509 (23.50%) TCP/IP
10 1495 (23.28%) VPN
11 1378 (21.46%) ITIL
12 1375 (21.41%) MS Exchange
13 1374 (21.40%) VMware Infrastructure
14 1267 (19.73%) CCNP
15 1209 (18.83%) Windows Server 2008
16 1184 (18.44%) MS Excel
17 1178 (18.35%) CCNA
18 1172 (18.25%) DNS
19 1160 (18.07%) Citrix
20 1134 (17.66%) SAN
21 1026 (15.98%) Wireless
22 969 (15.09%) Linux
23 943 (14.69%) Finance
24 903 (14.06%) DHCP
25 895 (13.94%) MS Office
26 865 (13.47%) CheckPoint
27 862 (13.42%) SQL
28 858 (13.36%) MPLS
29 847 (13.19%) HP
30 827 (12.88%) Windows Server 2012

LAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 1375 (21.41%) MS Exchange
2 712 (11.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 359 (5.59%) Lync
4 357 (5.56%) IIS
5 334 (5.20%) SharePoint
6 322 (5.01%) Exchange Server 2013
7 313 (4.87%) Exchange Server 2007
8 232 (3.61%) Apache
9 180 (2.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 179 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2003
11 178 (2.77%) Tomcat
12 64 (1.00%) WebSphere
12 64 (1.00%) Oracle Coherence
13 63 (0.98%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 50 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
15 41 (0.64%) OpenStack
16 36 (0.56%) CMS
17 32 (0.50%) nginx
18 31 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
19 21 (0.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1184 (18.44%) MS Excel
2 895 (13.94%) MS Office
3 159 (2.48%) MS Visio
4 102 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 45 (0.70%) MS Project
6 13 (0.20%) RoboHelp
6 13 (0.20%) FrameMaker
6 13 (0.20%) PaintShop Pro
7 9 (0.14%) AutoCAD
8 5 (0.078%) PowerPivot
9 4 (0.062%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.047%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.047%) SmartSuite
11 1 (0.016%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.016%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 48 (0.75%) RMDS
2 25 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 19 (0.30%) Endur
3 19 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 12 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
5 8 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
5 8 (0.12%) ION MarketView
5 8 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
5 8 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
6 7 (0.11%) SalesLogix
6 7 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.062%) GoldMine
7 4 (0.062%) Sage 50
8 3 (0.047%) Eikon
8 3 (0.047%) Epicor Vantage
8 3 (0.047%) SAP CCM
8 3 (0.047%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.047%) Front Arena
8 3 (0.047%) Oracle CRM
9 2 (0.031%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 205 (3.19%) Office 365
2 103 (1.60%) IaaS
3 80 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
4 61 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
5 51 (0.79%) SaaS
6 40 (0.62%) PaaS
7 39 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
8 35 (0.55%) Google Apps
9 6 (0.093%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.062%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.031%) Route 53
11 2 (0.031%) GitHub
12 1 (0.016%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5553 (86.48%) WAN
2 2654 (41.33%) Firewall
3 1509 (23.50%) TCP/IP
4 1495 (23.28%) VPN
5 1172 (18.25%) DNS
6 1134 (17.66%) SAN
7 1026 (15.98%) Wireless
8 903 (14.06%) DHCP
9 858 (13.36%) MPLS
10 826 (12.86%) VoIP
11 753 (11.73%) Network Security
12 708 (11.03%) Cisco ASA
13 658 (10.25%) BGP
14 580 (9.03%) OSPF
15 539 (8.39%) VLAN
16 509 (7.93%) Internet
17 436 (6.79%) Wi-Fi
18 423 (6.59%) Cisco Nexus
19 403 (6.28%) EIGRP
20 380 (5.92%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 692 (10.78%) SQL Server
2 174 (2.71%) MySQL
3 139 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
4 110 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
5 72 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
6 68 (1.06%) DB2
7 52 (0.81%) Hadoop
8 49 (0.76%) Relational Database
9 48 (0.75%) HBase
10 41 (0.64%) MongoDB
11 37 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
12 33 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
13 31 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
14 28 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 25 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
16 23 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 20 (0.31%) Oracle Database
18 19 (0.30%) RDBMS
19 15 (0.23%) Data Mining
19 15 (0.23%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 51 (0.79%) Jenkins
2 48 (0.75%) Git (software)
3 43 (0.67%) Subversion
4 41 (0.64%) Hudson
5 31 (0.48%) JIRA
6 29 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 26 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
8 23 (0.36%) Visual Studio
9 18 (0.28%) LoadRunner
10 10 (0.16%) Rational Performance Tester
11 7 (0.11%) Bugzilla
12 5 (0.078%) MSI
13 4 (0.062%) Selenium
13 4 (0.062%) WinRunner
13 4 (0.062%) TestDirector
13 4 (0.062%) QuickTest Pro
13 4 (0.062%) Metasploit
13 4 (0.062%) MSTest
13 4 (0.062%) Ant
14 3 (0.047%) Oracle Forms
General
1 943 (14.69%) Finance
2 639 (9.95%) Telecoms
3 215 (3.35%) Banking
4 153 (2.38%) Law
5 136 (2.12%) Retail
6 113 (1.76%) Manufacturing
7 95 (1.48%) Back Office
8 88 (1.37%) Marketing
9 82 (1.28%) Legal
10 78 (1.21%) Advertising
11 73 (1.14%) Electronics
12 51 (0.79%) Investment Banking
13 45 (0.70%) Financial Institution
14 41 (0.64%) Games
15 33 (0.51%) Publishing
16 32 (0.50%) French Language
17 29 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
18 22 (0.34%) Local Government
19 21 (0.33%) Spanish Language
19 21 (0.33%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1428 (22.24%) Network Engineer
2 926 (14.42%) Analyst
3 766 (11.93%) Support Engineer
4 470 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 468 (7.29%) Architect
6 413 (6.43%) Consultant
7 405 (6.31%) Support Analyst
8 403 (6.28%) Senior Network Engineer
9 340 (5.30%) 2nd Line Support
10 270 (4.20%) IT Support
11 266 (4.14%) Administrator
12 259 (4.03%) Technical Support
13 220 (3.43%) 3rd Line Support
14 200 (3.11%) Infrastructure Architect
15 192 (2.99%) Systems Administrator
16 183 (2.85%) Desktop Support
17 179 (2.79%) Technical Engineer
18 169 (2.63%) Project Manager
19 167 (2.60%) Solutions Architect
20 165 (2.57%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (1.85%) HTML
2 114 (1.78%) Middleware
3 110 (1.71%) .NET
4 89 (1.39%) XML
5 82 (1.28%) CSS
6 81 (1.26%) Web Services
7 51 (0.79%) XSLT
8 47 (0.73%) Rendezvous
9 38 (0.59%) ASP.NET
10 32 (0.50%) LAMP
10 32 (0.50%) FIX Protocol
11 30 (0.47%) XMPP
12 26 (0.40%) Ajax
13 20 (0.31%) RabbitMQ
14 18 (0.28%) SOAP
15 16 (0.25%) .NET Framework
16 14 (0.22%) JSON
16 14 (0.22%) EDI
16 14 (0.22%) jQuery
16 14 (0.22%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 372 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
2 329 (5.12%) Blackberry
3 238 (3.71%) Management Information System
4 171 (2.66%) Clustering
5 152 (2.37%) Video Conferencing
6 138 (2.15%) Computer Science
7 98 (1.53%) Hedge funds
8 93 (1.45%) Replication
9 87 (1.35%) Open Source
10 73 (1.14%) Fat Client
10 73 (1.14%) Thin Client
11 72 (1.12%) Client/Server
12 71 (1.11%) iPhone
13 53 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
14 47 (0.73%) Statistics
15 46 (0.72%) PKI
15 46 (0.72%) CMDB
15 46 (0.72%) Mainframe
16 41 (0.64%) Enterprise Storage
17 37 (0.58%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 3249 (50.60%) Windows
2 1209 (18.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 969 (15.09%) Linux
4 827 (12.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 794 (12.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 720 (11.21%) Windows 7
7 403 (6.28%) UNIX
8 380 (5.92%) Windows 8
9 373 (5.81%) Windows XP
10 209 (3.25%) Solaris
11 120 (1.87%) Windows Vista
12 116 (1.81%) Android
13 112 (1.74%) CentOS
14 111 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 104 (1.62%) Apple iOS
16 82 (1.28%) Mac OS X
17 56 (0.87%) Ubuntu
18 55 (0.86%) AIX
19 43 (0.67%) Debian
20 42 (0.65%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1378 (21.46%) ITIL
2 503 (7.83%) Disaster Recovery
3 496 (7.72%) Project Management
4 400 (6.23%) Load Balancing
5 388 (6.04%) Service Delivery
6 371 (5.78%) Network Design
7 336 (5.23%) Migration
8 288 (4.49%) Incident Management
9 268 (4.17%) PRINCE2
10 260 (4.05%) Network Monitoring
11 241 (3.75%) Network Management
12 240 (3.74%) Change Management
13 235 (3.66%) Service Management
14 227 (3.54%) Agile Software Development
15 200 (3.11%) Kalman Filter
16 198 (3.08%) Capacity Planning
17 193 (3.01%) Business Continuity
18 189 (2.94%) Change Control
19 182 (2.83%) Mentoring
20 177 (2.76%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 862 (13.42%) SQL
2 208 (3.24%) PowerShell
3 190 (2.96%) Java
4 148 (2.30%) Perl
5 138 (2.15%) Python
6 107 (1.67%) Bash Shell
7 102 (1.59%) C
8 85 (1.32%) JavaScript
9 70 (1.09%) PHP
10 58 (0.90%) T-SQL
11 57 (0.89%) VBScript
12 43 (0.67%) Ruby
13 40 (0.62%) C#
14 38 (0.59%) Shell Script
15 27 (0.42%) VB
16 26 (0.40%) C++
17 23 (0.36%) VBA
18 12 (0.19%) AWK
19 11 (0.17%) VB.NET
20 8 (0.12%) Korn
Qualifications
1 2049 (31.91%) Cisco Certification
2 1267 (19.73%) CCNP
3 1178 (18.35%) CCNA
4 678 (10.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 571 (8.89%) Degree
6 476 (7.41%) Security Cleared
7 395 (6.15%) MCSE
8 381 (5.93%) SC Cleared
9 321 (5.00%) CCIE
10 247 (3.85%) MCP
11 212 (3.30%) MCITP
12 198 (3.08%) MCSA
13 172 (2.68%) ITIL Certification
14 164 (2.55%) CCDP
15 154 (2.40%) CCSA
16 150 (2.34%) CISSP
17 143 (2.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 121 (1.88%) CCSE
19 119 (1.85%) MCTS
20 100 (1.56%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 571 (8.89%) SLA
2 152 (2.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 108 (1.68%) PCI DSS
4 73 (1.14%) ISO 9001
5 49 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 42 (0.65%) COBIT
7 40 (0.62%) QA
8 6 (0.093%) HL7
8 6 (0.093%) DICOM
8 6 (0.093%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.062%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.031%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 2 (0.031%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.016%) BS15000
11 1 (0.016%) BS25999
System Software
1 2058 (32.05%) Active Directory
2 1374 (21.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 609 (9.48%) Hyper-V
4 345 (5.37%) XenApp
5 341 (5.31%) vSphere
6 159 (2.48%) XenServer
7 149 (2.32%) XenDesktop
8 134 (2.09%) VMware ESX
9 131 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
10 121 (1.88%) NFS
11 97 (1.51%) Terminal Services
11 97 (1.51%) SRDF
12 63 (0.98%) Firmware
13 58 (0.90%) Terminal Server
14 55 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
15 54 (0.84%) Samba
16 52 (0.81%) Xen
17 40 (0.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 39 (0.61%) VMware Server
19 28 (0.44%) KVM
Systems Management
1 294 (4.58%) SCCM
2 144 (2.24%) WSUS
3 136 (2.12%) SCOM
4 114 (1.78%) Backup Exec
5 98 (1.53%) Nagios
6 93 (1.45%) Cisco Prime
7 91 (1.42%) CiscoWorks
8 89 (1.39%) Cisco CUCM
9 82 (1.28%) OpenView
10 80 (1.25%) Puppet
11 64 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
12 51 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
13 47 (0.73%) Cisco UCCX
14 37 (0.58%) SolarWinds Orion
15 34 (0.53%) Cisco LMS
15 34 (0.53%) Salt
16 28 (0.44%) Cacti
16 28 (0.44%) Icinga
17 26 (0.40%) ZABBIX
17 26 (0.40%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 3301 (51.41%) Cisco
2 2249 (35.03%) Microsoft
3 1986 (30.93%) VMware
4 1160 (18.07%) Citrix
5 865 (13.47%) CheckPoint
6 847 (13.19%) HP
7 734 (11.43%) Juniper
8 473 (7.37%) F5
9 358 (5.58%) NetApp
10 311 (4.84%) Avaya
11 307 (4.78%) Oracle
12 286 (4.45%) EMC
13 278 (4.33%) SolarWinds
14 270 (4.20%) Dell
15 213 (3.32%) Red Hat
16 201 (3.13%) IBM
17 177 (2.76%) Symantec
18 167 (2.60%) Apple
19 151 (2.35%) Riverbed
20 129 (2.01%) Aruba
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