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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 90 131 119
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -12
Permanent jobs citing LAN 3458 2764 2633
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.12% 2.34% 2.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.32% 13.51% 12.91%
Number of salaries quoted 2933 2322 2224
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,100 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

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
18879 20458 20390
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.06% 17.32% 18.78%
Number of salaries quoted 15383 16370 16541
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
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 3 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 3 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 +41 3275 £44,000 +3.52% 365
South East +63 1093 £42,500 -5.55% 95
London +9 1059 £50,000 - 113
Surrey +76 403 £42,500 - 26
East of England +12 263 £37,500 +7.14% 27
City of London +3 234 £52,500 - 35
Yorkshire +8 225 £41,500 +3.75% 30
Hampshire +11 222 £37,500 -34.78% 15
Berkshire +37 214 £40,000 -15.78% 18
South West +24 202 £37,500 +7.14% 26
West Midlands +16 180 £36,000 +2.85% 21
West Yorkshire +4 143 £45,000 +12.50% 21
North West +33 132 £37,500 +25.00% 34
Leeds +1 120 £45,000 +12.50% 18
Reading +29 114 £40,000 -11.11% 8
Hertfordshire -6 112 £35,000 -6.66% 12
East Midlands +17 111 £45,000 +12.50% 14
West Sussex +31 92 £45,000 +20.00% 7
Buckinghamshire +39 88 £47,500 +26.66% 13
Birmingham +13 82 £43,500 +16.00% 7
Cambridgeshire +55 75 £37,500 +8.69% 8
Guildford +49 64 £55,000 +22.22% 6
Wiltshire +16 63 £34,500 -4.16% 14
Scotland +26 62 £42,500 +25.00% 4
Manchester +8 59 £31,500 +5.00% 14
Northamptonshire +3 52 £50,000 +5.26% 4
Staines +23 48 £45,500 - 6
Southampton +10 48 £37,500 - 3
Cheshire +13 46 £37,500 +15.38% 15
Northampton 0 46 £50,000 +5.26% 2

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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 5962 (87.29%) WAN
2 3702 (54.20%) Cisco
3 3225 (47.22%) Windows
4 3025 (44.29%) Firewall
5 2275 (33.31%) Microsoft
6 2267 (33.19%) Cisco Certification
7 2019 (29.56%) VMware
8 1997 (29.24%) Active Directory
9 1601 (23.44%) TCP/IP
10 1513 (22.15%) ITIL
11 1500 (21.96%) VPN
12 1358 (19.88%) MS Exchange
13 1356 (19.85%) VMware Infrastructure
14 1309 (19.17%) CCNP
15 1293 (18.93%) CCNA
16 1209 (17.70%) DNS
17 1188 (17.39%) Data Centre
18 1176 (17.22%) Windows Server 2008
19 1155 (16.91%) Citrix
20 1142 (16.72%) MS Excel
21 1086 (15.90%) SAN
22 1059 (15.51%) Wireless
23 1048 (15.34%) Linux
24 1013 (14.83%) Finance
25 970 (14.20%) VoIP
25 970 (14.20%) CheckPoint
26 925 (13.54%) Windows Server 2012
27 917 (13.43%) DHCP
28 915 (13.40%) SQL
29 892 (13.06%) MPLS

LAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 1358 (19.88%) MS Exchange
2 695 (10.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 418 (6.12%) IIS
4 402 (5.89%) Lync
5 327 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 292 (4.28%) Apache
6 292 (4.28%) Exchange Server 2007
7 279 (4.08%) SharePoint
8 190 (2.78%) Tomcat
9 171 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 163 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2003
11 120 (1.76%) WebSphere
12 112 (1.64%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 106 (1.55%) Oracle Coherence
14 82 (1.20%) OpenStack
15 64 (0.94%) nginx
16 50 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
17 27 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
18 26 (0.38%) Confluence
19 25 (0.37%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1142 (16.72%) MS Excel
2 853 (12.49%) MS Office
3 168 (2.46%) MS Visio
4 97 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 35 (0.51%) MS Project
6 10 (0.15%) AutoCAD
7 7 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.044%) ProjectWise
8 3 (0.044%) SOLIDWORKS
9 2 (0.029%) SmartSuite
10 1 (0.015%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 81 (1.19%) RMDS
2 21 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
3 20 (0.29%) Endur
4 19 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 13 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
6 10 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
6 10 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
7 7 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
7 7 (0.10%) ION MarketView
8 5 (0.073%) SAP ERP
8 5 (0.073%) Dynamics GP
8 5 (0.073%) Sage 50
9 4 (0.059%) Line 500
9 4 (0.059%) SAP CCM
9 4 (0.059%) Primavera
10 3 (0.044%) Oracle ERP
10 3 (0.044%) Tridion
10 3 (0.044%) Summit
10 3 (0.044%) Epicor Vantage
11 2 (0.029%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 217 (3.18%) Office 365
2 142 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
3 95 (1.39%) IaaS
4 92 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
5 74 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
6 54 (0.79%) PaaS
7 45 (0.66%) SaaS
8 43 (0.63%) Google Apps
9 17 (0.25%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.044%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.029%) Google Drive
11 2 (0.029%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.029%) Yammer
11 2 (0.029%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.029%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.015%) Nimbula
Communications & Networking
1 5962 (87.29%) WAN
2 3025 (44.29%) Firewall
3 1601 (23.44%) TCP/IP
4 1500 (21.96%) VPN
5 1209 (17.70%) DNS
6 1086 (15.90%) SAN
7 1059 (15.51%) Wireless
8 970 (14.20%) VoIP
9 917 (13.43%) DHCP
10 892 (13.06%) MPLS
11 764 (11.19%) Network Security
12 755 (11.05%) BGP
13 748 (10.95%) Cisco ASA
14 665 (9.74%) OSPF
15 588 (8.61%) VLAN
16 509 (7.45%) Cisco Nexus
17 481 (7.04%) Internet
18 467 (6.84%) EIGRP
19 415 (6.08%) Wi-Fi
20 368 (5.39%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 802 (11.74%) SQL Server
2 162 (2.37%) MySQL
3 122 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 85 (1.24%) DB2
5 83 (1.22%) Hadoop
6 80 (1.17%) HBase
7 74 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
8 73 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
9 57 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
9 57 (0.83%) Relational Database
10 47 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
11 31 (0.45%) OLTP
12 30 (0.44%) RDBMS
12 30 (0.44%) MongoDB
13 19 (0.28%) Data Mining
14 18 (0.26%) Oracle Database
15 17 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 16 (0.23%) Crystal Reports
16 16 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
17 15 (0.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 70 (1.02%) Jenkins
2 65 (0.95%) Hudson
3 63 (0.92%) Git (software)
4 35 (0.51%) JIRA
5 33 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 26 (0.38%) Subversion
7 23 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (0.13%) Metasploit
9 7 (0.10%) Visual Studio
10 6 (0.088%) Rational Performance Tester
11 4 (0.059%) LoadRunner
11 4 (0.059%) Bugzilla
11 4 (0.059%) FogBugz
12 3 (0.044%) MSI
13 2 (0.029%) InstallShield
13 2 (0.029%) Oracle Forms
13 2 (0.029%) Ant
13 2 (0.029%) AppScan
14 1 (0.015%) Selenium
14 1 (0.015%) FitNesse
General
1 1013 (14.83%) Finance
2 671 (9.82%) Telecoms
3 216 (3.16%) Banking
4 178 (2.61%) Retail
5 142 (2.08%) Marketing
6 128 (1.87%) Manufacturing
7 123 (1.80%) Law
8 107 (1.57%) Electronics
9 105 (1.54%) Advertising
10 93 (1.36%) Legal
11 82 (1.20%) Back Office
12 49 (0.72%) Financial Institution
13 42 (0.61%) Games
14 35 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
15 32 (0.47%) Publishing
16 28 (0.41%) Local Government
17 25 (0.37%) Investment Banking
17 25 (0.37%) Front Office
18 24 (0.35%) French Language
19 20 (0.29%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1487 (21.77%) Network Engineer
2 919 (13.46%) Analyst
3 770 (11.27%) Support Engineer
4 620 (9.08%) Architect
5 492 (7.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 442 (6.47%) Senior Network Engineer
7 402 (5.89%) Consultant
8 401 (5.87%) Support Analyst
9 338 (4.95%) 2nd Line Support
10 258 (3.78%) IT Support
11 247 (3.62%) Administrator
12 231 (3.38%) Technical Support
13 227 (3.32%) Solutions Architect
14 221 (3.24%) Infrastructure Architect
15 217 (3.18%) Network Support
16 215 (3.15%) Project Manager
17 197 (2.88%) Network Analyst
18 187 (2.74%) Systems Administrator
19 184 (2.69%) Network Architect
20 183 (2.68%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (2.52%) Middleware
2 157 (2.30%) Web Services
3 134 (1.96%) HTML
4 119 (1.74%) XML
5 85 (1.24%) XSLT
6 80 (1.17%) Rendezvous
6 80 (1.17%) Ultra Messaging
7 73 (1.07%) .NET
8 58 (0.85%) CSS
9 56 (0.82%) XMPP
10 54 (0.79%) LAMP
11 48 (0.70%) FIX Protocol
12 20 (0.29%) SOAP
13 18 (0.26%) JTAPI
13 18 (0.26%) TAPI
14 17 (0.25%) ISPF
15 16 (0.23%) VXML
15 16 (0.23%) Ajax
16 15 (0.22%) RabbitMQ
16 15 (0.22%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 1188 (17.39%) Data Centre
2 377 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
3 272 (3.98%) Blackberry
4 255 (3.73%) Management Information System
5 226 (3.31%) Video Conferencing
6 178 (2.61%) Computer Science
7 147 (2.15%) Clustering
8 100 (1.46%) Thin Client
8 100 (1.46%) Fat Client
9 95 (1.39%) Replication
10 94 (1.38%) Hedge funds
11 89 (1.30%) Client/Server
12 87 (1.27%) iPhone
13 77 (1.13%) Mainframe
14 64 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
15 62 (0.91%) Statistics
16 57 (0.83%) BYOD
17 56 (0.82%) iPad
18 55 (0.81%) PKI
19 47 (0.69%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 3225 (47.22%) Windows
2 1176 (17.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 1048 (15.34%) Linux
4 925 (13.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 761 (11.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 672 (9.84%) Windows 7
7 421 (6.16%) UNIX
8 368 (5.39%) Windows XP
9 321 (4.70%) Windows 8
10 233 (3.41%) Solaris
11 134 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 107 (1.57%) Windows Vista
13 101 (1.48%) Android
13 101 (1.48%) Mac OS X
14 83 (1.22%) CentOS
15 66 (0.97%) Apple iOS
16 64 (0.94%) Ubuntu
17 55 (0.81%) AIX
18 54 (0.79%) Debian
19 28 (0.41%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1513 (22.15%) ITIL
2 604 (8.84%) Project Management
3 469 (6.87%) Load Balancing
4 461 (6.75%) Disaster Recovery
5 441 (6.46%) Network Design
6 437 (6.40%) Service Delivery
7 321 (4.70%) Incident Management
8 312 (4.57%) Service Management
9 298 (4.36%) Migration
10 292 (4.28%) PRINCE2
11 281 (4.11%) Agile Software Development
12 277 (4.06%) Change Management
13 267 (3.91%) Network Management
14 249 (3.65%) Network Monitoring
15 208 (3.05%) Mentoring
16 204 (2.99%) Performance Tuning
17 199 (2.91%) Capacity Planning
18 196 (2.87%) Business Continuity
18 196 (2.87%) Information Security
19 180 (2.64%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 915 (13.40%) SQL
2 230 (3.37%) Java
3 177 (2.59%) PowerShell
4 158 (2.31%) Perl
5 133 (1.95%) JavaScript
6 127 (1.86%) Python
7 115 (1.68%) Bash Shell
8 104 (1.52%) C
9 71 (1.04%) Ruby
10 54 (0.79%) PHP
11 39 (0.57%) T-SQL
12 35 (0.51%) VBScript
13 30 (0.44%) C++
13 30 (0.44%) Shell Script
14 28 (0.41%) VBA
15 18 (0.26%) VB
15 18 (0.26%) C#
16 12 (0.18%) AWK
17 10 (0.15%) PL/SQL
18 9 (0.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2267 (33.19%) Cisco Certification
2 1309 (19.17%) CCNP
3 1293 (18.93%) CCNA
4 707 (10.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 600 (8.78%) Degree
6 455 (6.66%) Security Cleared
7 427 (6.25%) MCSE
8 359 (5.26%) CCIE
9 328 (4.80%) SC Cleared
10 221 (3.24%) MCP
11 197 (2.88%) MCITP
12 194 (2.84%) MCSA
13 185 (2.71%) ITIL Certification
14 183 (2.68%) CCDP
15 155 (2.27%) CCSA
16 148 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 146 (2.14%) CISSP
18 134 (1.96%) MCTS
19 99 (1.45%) CCSE
20 93 (1.36%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 621 (9.09%) SLA
2 154 (2.25%) PCI DSS
3 126 (1.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 81 (1.19%) ISO 9001
5 64 (0.94%) QA
6 39 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 34 (0.50%) COBIT
8 7 (0.10%) PMBOK
9 6 (0.088%) JSP 440
9 6 (0.088%) ISO 14001
10 5 (0.073%) HL7
10 5 (0.073%) DICOM
11 1 (0.015%) BS7799
System Software
1 1997 (29.24%) Active Directory
2 1356 (19.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 651 (9.53%) Hyper-V
4 377 (5.52%) XenApp
5 311 (4.55%) vSphere
6 166 (2.43%) VMware ESX
7 163 (2.39%) XenServer
8 156 (2.28%) XenDesktop
9 154 (2.25%) NFS
10 142 (2.08%) SRDF
11 120 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
12 98 (1.43%) Terminal Services
13 90 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
14 72 (1.05%) Xen
15 70 (1.02%) Terminal Server
16 57 (0.83%) KVM
17 41 (0.60%) Samba
18 38 (0.56%) ISA Server
19 37 (0.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
20 35 (0.51%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 329 (4.82%) SCCM
2 164 (2.40%) WSUS
3 133 (1.95%) SCOM
4 120 (1.76%) Backup Exec
5 110 (1.61%) Cisco CUCM
6 109 (1.60%) Nagios
7 87 (1.27%) Puppet
7 87 (1.27%) Cisco Prime
8 84 (1.23%) CiscoWorks
9 75 (1.10%) Cisco UCCX
10 63 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
11 55 (0.81%) FortiGate
12 53 (0.78%) Salt
13 48 (0.70%) Ansible
13 48 (0.70%) OpenView
14 44 (0.64%) Cisco LMS
15 43 (0.63%) SolarWinds Orion
16 32 (0.47%) NetBackup
17 31 (0.45%) ZABBIX
18 29 (0.42%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 3702 (54.20%) Cisco
2 2275 (33.31%) Microsoft
3 2019 (29.56%) VMware
4 1155 (16.91%) Citrix
5 970 (14.20%) CheckPoint
6 888 (13.00%) HP
7 878 (12.86%) Juniper
8 592 (8.67%) F5
9 427 (6.25%) Oracle
10 409 (5.99%) NetApp
11 293 (4.29%) Avaya
12 283 (4.14%) EMC
13 265 (3.88%) IBM
14 255 (3.73%) SolarWinds
15 201 (2.94%) Dell
16 184 (2.69%) Red Hat
17 165 (2.42%) Fortinet
18 158 (2.31%) Intel
19 154 (2.25%) Apple
20 137 (2.01%) Mitel
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South East
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