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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 95 120 105
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -15
Permanent jobs citing LAN 3132 2479 2880
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.96% 2.42% 2.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.55% 14.12% 13.32%
Number of salaries quoted 2663 2047 2394
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £24,700
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,250
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%

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
18922 17561 21616
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.87% 17.12% 19.76%
Number of salaries quoted 15368 13789 17935
Average salary £43,750 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +26 2990 £40,000 - 406
London +77 1258 £47,500 -1.04% 143
South East +12 696 £40,000 - 84
City of London +72 299 £50,000 -4.76% 44
Yorkshire -14 201 £37,750 +6.33% 31
Surrey +50 198 £36,500 -13.09% 23
West Midlands -3 186 £32,000 -7.91% 17
East of England -21 186 £40,000 +6.66% 32
North West 0 172 £33,750 -10.00% 35
Berkshire +8 170 £42,500 -5.55% 15
South West +14 156 £35,000 +14.75% 46
Hampshire +3 150 £40,000 +21.21% 25
West Yorkshire -2 146 £40,000 +14.28% 20
East Midlands +17 117 £35,000 +4.47% 13
Leeds -8 108 £45,000 +20.00% 11
Manchester +5 100 £32,500 -7.14% 23
Reading +5 74 £40,000 -23.80% 5
Hertfordshire -6 73 £42,500 +14.86% 14
Birmingham -1 70 £32,500 -7.14% 3
Scotland +22 59 £34,000 -7.84% 14
Cheshire -1 55 £39,000 -13.33% 5
Northamptonshire -10 48 £35,000 +4.47% 3
Devon +27 45 £35,000 +14.75% 6
Buckinghamshire +2 42 £40,000 - 8
Northampton -1 42 £37,500 -16.66% 2
Wiltshire +20 40 £35,000 +29.62% 9
Southampton +8 38 £40,000 +6.66% 6
Kent +1 38 £43,750 +27.73% 3
West Sussex -10 38 £42,500 +13.33% 3
East Sussex +13 37 £46,250 +15.62% 2

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 5439 (87.68%) WAN
2 3269 (52.70%) Windows
3 3119 (50.28%) Cisco
4 2544 (41.01%) Firewall
5 2177 (35.10%) Microsoft
6 1971 (31.77%) VMware
7 1965 (31.68%) Active Directory
8 1915 (30.87%) Cisco Certification
9 1490 (24.02%) VPN
10 1443 (23.26%) TCP/IP
11 1373 (22.13%) MS Exchange
12 1346 (21.70%) VMware Infrastructure
13 1325 (21.36%) ITIL
14 1278 (20.60%) CCNP
15 1267 (20.43%) Windows Server 2008
16 1169 (18.85%) Citrix
17 1168 (18.83%) MS Excel
18 1125 (18.14%) DNS
19 1118 (18.02%) SAN
20 1070 (17.25%) CCNA
21 1024 (16.51%) Finance
22 951 (15.33%) Wireless
23 937 (15.11%) Linux
24 871 (14.04%) DHCP
25 864 (13.93%) Windows Server 2003
26 861 (13.88%) MS Office
27 849 (13.69%) CheckPoint
28 830 (13.38%) MPLS
29 801 (12.91%) VoIP
30 775 (12.49%) Windows Server 2012

LAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1373 (22.13%) MS Exchange
2 690 (11.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 337 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2007
4 334 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 331 (5.34%) IIS
6 324 (5.22%) SharePoint
7 296 (4.77%) Lync
8 234 (3.77%) Apache
9 188 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 183 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2003
11 179 (2.89%) Tomcat
12 51 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
13 47 (0.76%) Oracle Coherence
14 46 (0.74%) WebSphere
15 45 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
16 37 (0.60%) CMS
17 36 (0.58%) Oracle HTTP Server
18 34 (0.55%) OpenStack
19 24 (0.39%) IBM Notes
20 21 (0.34%) nginx
Applications
1 1168 (18.83%) MS Excel
2 861 (13.88%) MS Office
3 119 (1.92%) MS Visio
4 91 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
5 37 (0.60%) MS Project
6 20 (0.32%) FrameMaker
6 20 (0.32%) PaintShop Pro
6 20 (0.32%) RoboHelp
7 5 (0.081%) PowerPivot
7 5 (0.081%) AutoCAD
7 5 (0.081%) SmartSuite
8 2 (0.032%) S-PLUS
8 2 (0.032%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.032%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.016%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.016%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.016%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 29 (0.47%) RMDS
2 26 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.13%) Endur
4 8 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.13%) SalesLogix
4 8 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
5 7 (0.11%) ION MarketView
6 5 (0.081%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.064%) GoldMine
8 3 (0.048%) Eikon
8 3 (0.048%) Front Arena
8 3 (0.048%) Line 500
8 3 (0.048%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 3 (0.048%) Oracle CRM
9 2 (0.032%) Agresso
9 2 (0.032%) Tridion
9 2 (0.032%) BPCS
9 2 (0.032%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 189 (3.05%) Office 365
2 77 (1.24%) IaaS
3 65 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
4 54 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
4 54 (0.87%) SaaS
5 42 (0.68%) Google Apps
6 32 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
7 30 (0.48%) PaaS
8 7 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.081%) GitHub
10 4 (0.064%) Route 53
10 4 (0.064%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.016%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5439 (87.68%) WAN
2 2544 (41.01%) Firewall
3 1490 (24.02%) VPN
4 1443 (23.26%) TCP/IP
5 1125 (18.14%) DNS
6 1118 (18.02%) SAN
7 951 (15.33%) Wireless
8 871 (14.04%) DHCP
9 830 (13.38%) MPLS
10 801 (12.91%) VoIP
11 739 (11.91%) Network Security
12 689 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
13 652 (10.51%) BGP
14 565 (9.11%) Internet
15 561 (9.04%) OSPF
16 473 (7.63%) VLAN
17 401 (6.46%) Wi-Fi
18 397 (6.40%) WLAN
19 377 (6.08%) Cisco Nexus
20 372 (6.00%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 670 (10.80%) SQL Server
2 182 (2.93%) MySQL
3 146 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 119 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
5 65 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
6 52 (0.84%) DB2
7 41 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
7 41 (0.66%) Hadoop
8 40 (0.64%) MongoDB
9 39 (0.63%) Relational Database
9 39 (0.63%) HBase
10 37 (0.60%) Crystal Reports
11 24 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 23 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
13 22 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 19 (0.31%) Big Data
15 18 (0.29%) Oracle Database
16 17 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
17 16 (0.26%) MS Access
18 15 (0.24%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 61 (0.98%) Git (software)
2 52 (0.84%) Subversion
3 50 (0.81%) Jenkins
4 34 (0.55%) LoadRunner
5 32 (0.52%) JIRA
6 31 (0.50%) Hudson
6 31 (0.50%) Visual Studio
7 26 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 17 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (0.19%) QuickTest Pro
10 10 (0.16%) Rational Performance Tester
11 8 (0.13%) WinRunner
12 7 (0.11%) Bugzilla
13 6 (0.097%) AdminStudio
14 5 (0.081%) Bitbucket
14 5 (0.081%) Selenium
14 5 (0.081%) SilkPerformer
15 4 (0.064%) TestDirector
15 4 (0.064%) Eclipse
15 4 (0.064%) MSTest
General
1 1024 (16.51%) Finance
2 689 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 263 (4.24%) Banking
4 132 (2.13%) Law
5 128 (2.06%) Retail
6 96 (1.55%) Back Office
7 92 (1.48%) Manufacturing
8 80 (1.29%) Legal
9 77 (1.24%) Marketing
10 75 (1.21%) Advertising
11 57 (0.92%) Electronics
12 55 (0.89%) Financial Institution
13 54 (0.87%) Investment Banking
14 44 (0.71%) Games
15 34 (0.55%) French Language
16 27 (0.44%) Publishing
17 24 (0.39%) German Language
18 22 (0.35%) Aerospace
19 20 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
20 18 (0.29%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1377 (22.20%) Network Engineer
2 879 (14.17%) Analyst
3 772 (12.45%) Support Engineer
4 474 (7.64%) Architect
5 400 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 398 (6.42%) Support Analyst
7 345 (5.56%) Consultant
8 325 (5.24%) Senior Network Engineer
9 321 (5.17%) Administrator
10 320 (5.16%) 2nd Line Support
11 300 (4.84%) IT Support
12 241 (3.89%) Systems Administrator
13 237 (3.82%) 3rd Line Support
14 216 (3.48%) Technical Support
15 193 (3.11%) Infrastructure Architect
16 184 (2.97%) Desktop Support
17 174 (2.81%) Project Manager
18 171 (2.76%) Technical Engineer
19 169 (2.72%) Solutions Architect
20 167 (2.69%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (1.69%) CSS
2 104 (1.68%) .NET
3 101 (1.63%) HTML
4 84 (1.35%) Web Services
5 81 (1.31%) Middleware
6 71 (1.14%) XML
7 43 (0.69%) ASP.NET
8 30 (0.48%) Ajax
9 29 (0.47%) FIX Protocol
9 29 (0.47%) XSLT
10 28 (0.45%) LAMP
10 28 (0.45%) Rendezvous
11 27 (0.44%) XMPP
12 20 (0.32%) RabbitMQ
13 16 (0.26%) SOAP
13 16 (0.26%) .NET Framework
14 14 (0.23%) JSON
14 14 (0.23%) Application Packaging
15 13 (0.21%) jQuery
15 13 (0.21%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 369 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
2 349 (5.63%) Blackberry
3 220 (3.55%) Management Information System
4 151 (2.43%) Clustering
5 127 (2.05%) Video Conferencing
6 112 (1.81%) Computer Science
7 110 (1.77%) Hedge funds
8 96 (1.55%) Replication
9 80 (1.29%) Open Source
10 71 (1.14%) iPhone
11 70 (1.13%) CMDB
12 63 (1.02%) Client/Server
13 53 (0.85%) Fat Client
13 53 (0.85%) Thin Client
14 48 (0.77%) Enterprise Storage
14 48 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
15 42 (0.68%) Statistics
16 36 (0.58%) FMCG
17 35 (0.56%) PKI
18 32 (0.52%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3269 (52.70%) Windows
2 1267 (20.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 937 (15.11%) Linux
4 864 (13.93%) Windows Server 2003
5 775 (12.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 751 (12.11%) Windows 7
7 419 (6.75%) UNIX
8 398 (6.42%) Windows XP
9 351 (5.66%) Windows 8
10 189 (3.05%) Solaris
11 149 (2.40%) Android
12 140 (2.26%) Windows Vista
13 123 (1.98%) CentOS
14 117 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 108 (1.74%) Apple iOS
16 80 (1.29%) Mac OS X
17 59 (0.95%) AIX
18 53 (0.85%) Ubuntu
19 48 (0.77%) Mac OS
20 38 (0.61%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1325 (21.36%) ITIL
2 497 (8.01%) Project Management
3 452 (7.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 385 (6.21%) Load Balancing
5 348 (5.61%) Service Delivery
6 321 (5.17%) Network Design
7 293 (4.72%) Migration
8 284 (4.58%) Change Management
9 277 (4.47%) Incident Management
10 266 (4.29%) Network Management
11 258 (4.16%) PRINCE2
12 248 (4.00%) Service Management
13 246 (3.97%) Network Monitoring
14 212 (3.42%) Kalman Filter
15 208 (3.35%) Capacity Planning
16 205 (3.30%) Agile Software Development
17 171 (2.76%) Asset Management
18 167 (2.69%) Time Management
19 164 (2.64%) Performance Tuning
20 163 (2.63%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 761 (12.27%) SQL
2 201 (3.24%) PowerShell
3 175 (2.82%) Java
4 140 (2.26%) Python
5 139 (2.24%) Perl
6 109 (1.76%) C
7 104 (1.68%) Bash Shell
8 76 (1.23%) PHP
9 61 (0.98%) JavaScript
10 54 (0.87%) T-SQL
11 53 (0.85%) VBScript
12 43 (0.69%) Shell Script
13 39 (0.63%) C#
14 31 (0.50%) C++
14 31 (0.50%) Ruby
15 26 (0.42%) VB
16 17 (0.27%) VBA
17 14 (0.23%) Korn
18 9 (0.15%) VB.NET
19 7 (0.11%) AWK
Qualifications
1 1915 (30.87%) Cisco Certification
2 1278 (20.60%) CCNP
3 1070 (17.25%) CCNA
4 666 (10.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 544 (8.77%) Degree
6 421 (6.79%) Security Cleared
7 370 (5.96%) MCSE
8 337 (5.43%) SC Cleared
9 318 (5.13%) CCIE
10 236 (3.80%) MCP
11 229 (3.69%) MCITP
12 197 (3.18%) MCSA
13 179 (2.89%) CCDP
14 146 (2.35%) CCSE
15 144 (2.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 141 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
17 125 (2.02%) CCDA
18 120 (1.93%) CCSA
18 120 (1.93%) CISSP
19 110 (1.77%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 562 (9.06%) SLA
2 113 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 96 (1.55%) PCI DSS
4 53 (0.85%) QA
5 41 (0.66%) ISO 9001
6 39 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 33 (0.53%) COBIT
8 6 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 5 (0.081%) JSP 440
10 4 (0.064%) HL7
11 3 (0.048%) DICOM
11 3 (0.048%) BS7799
12 2 (0.032%) ISO 9000
13 1 (0.016%) BS25999
13 1 (0.016%) BS15000
System Software
1 1965 (31.68%) Active Directory
2 1346 (21.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 540 (8.71%) Hyper-V
4 379 (6.11%) XenApp
5 374 (6.03%) vSphere
6 169 (2.72%) VMware ESX
7 151 (2.43%) VMware ESXi
8 147 (2.37%) XenDesktop
9 132 (2.13%) XenServer
10 101 (1.63%) NFS
11 92 (1.48%) Terminal Services
12 84 (1.35%) Firmware
13 73 (1.18%) SRDF
14 59 (0.95%) VMware Server
15 48 (0.77%) Samba
16 44 (0.71%) Terminal Server
17 43 (0.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 42 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
19 40 (0.64%) MetaFrame
20 33 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 255 (4.11%) SCCM
2 133 (2.14%) SCOM
3 132 (2.13%) Backup Exec
4 122 (1.97%) WSUS
5 107 (1.72%) CiscoWorks
6 97 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
7 91 (1.47%) Cisco CUCM
8 89 (1.43%) Nagios
9 88 (1.42%) Puppet
10 79 (1.27%) OpenView
11 59 (0.95%) Cisco Prime
12 50 (0.81%) Cisco UCCX
13 48 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
14 29 (0.47%) SolarWinds Orion
15 28 (0.45%) NetBackup
16 27 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
17 26 (0.42%) Cacti
18 24 (0.39%) Cisco LMS
18 24 (0.39%) Icinga
19 23 (0.37%) SELinux
Vendors
1 3119 (50.28%) Cisco
2 2177 (35.10%) Microsoft
3 1971 (31.77%) VMware
4 1169 (18.85%) Citrix
5 849 (13.69%) CheckPoint
6 763 (12.30%) Juniper
7 761 (12.27%) HP
8 409 (6.59%) F5
9 377 (6.08%) NetApp
10 323 (5.21%) Avaya
11 313 (5.05%) Oracle
12 294 (4.74%) EMC
13 273 (4.40%) Dell
14 258 (4.16%) Red Hat
15 253 (4.08%) SolarWinds
16 232 (3.74%) Symantec
17 175 (2.82%) IBM
18 138 (2.22%) Apple
19 137 (2.21%) Riverbed
20 120 (1.93%) McAfee
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The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 34 minutes ago
City, London
Mediaforce
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 40 minutes ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
AWD Recruitment
Salary: up to £45,000 + Benefits
Posted: 59 minutes ago
Hull, North Humberside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + great company + benefits
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Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Surrey
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Up to £30K bonus, car allowance
Posted: 16 hours ago
West London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
East London
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Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Car & Pack
Posted: 17 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Quadratek People Limited
Salary: Unspecified Excellent salary plus variable plus benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Surbiton, Surrey
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + Training
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
South East
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Posted: 21 hours ago
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable depending on experience
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum
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