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 2 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 105 121 110
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -11
Permanent jobs citing LAN 2984 2492 2926
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.62% 2.35% 2.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.54% 13.68% 13.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2463 2098 2529
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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
20523 18220 22017
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.00% 17.19% 19.19%
Number of salaries quoted 16238 14782 17973
Average salary £44,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
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 2 October 2014 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 2 October 2014. 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 +19 2802 £40,000 -5.88% 350
London +10 1065 £50,000 +7.52% 112
South East -5 605 £40,000 -3.61% 79
City of London +36 313 £50,000 +2.04% 39
Yorkshire +44 298 £42,000 +12.00% 35
West Yorkshire +44 234 £42,000 +10.52% 22
East of England +38 211 £40,000 -5.88% 28
Leeds +59 194 £45,000 +18.42% 17
West Midlands +30 193 £32,250 -0.76% 30
Berkshire +1 173 £40,000 -11.11% 25
North West -5 173 £33,000 -1.49% 28
South West 0 156 £27,500 -21.42% 30
Surrey -1 150 £37,500 -16.66% 7
Hampshire -19 104 £37,250 +4.92% 15
Manchester +2 91 £33,000 +10.00% 15
East Midlands -17 90 £35,000 +7.69% 11
Hertfordshire +13 76 £46,500 +3.33% 12
Scotland +3 61 £34,000 -2.85% 16
Birmingham +21 60 £38,500 -4.93% 7
Kent +13 56 £50,000 +33.33% 3
Reading -14 55 £45,000 -10.00% 5
Cheshire +8 52 £30,000 -45.45% 10
Bedfordshire -1 46 £33,000 -21.89% 3
Wales -6 46 £37,500 +13.63% 7
West Sussex +4 45 £42,500 -5.55% 5
South Wales +1 43 £37,500 +13.63% 7
Northamptonshire -6 43 £45,000 -5.26% 6
Buckinghamshire -11 42 £52,500 +50.00% 9
Wiltshire +15 38 £35,000 -10.82% 7
Cambridgeshire +6 38 £38,750 +13.97% 10

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 4962 (86.33%) WAN
2 2990 (52.02%) Windows
3 2913 (50.68%) Cisco
4 2252 (39.18%) Firewall
5 1930 (33.58%) Microsoft
6 1808 (31.45%) Cisco Certification
7 1766 (30.72%) VMware
8 1735 (30.18%) Active Directory
9 1346 (23.42%) VPN
10 1343 (23.36%) TCP/IP
11 1310 (22.79%) Windows Server 2008
12 1222 (21.26%) ITIL
13 1178 (20.49%) CCNP
14 1138 (19.80%) VMware Infrastructure
15 1115 (19.40%) MS Exchange
16 1102 (19.17%) DNS
17 1021 (17.76%) Citrix
18 1004 (17.47%) SAN
19 998 (17.36%) MS Excel
20 975 (16.96%) CCNA
21 966 (16.81%) Finance
22 925 (16.09%) Windows Server 2003
23 908 (15.80%) Linux
24 890 (15.48%) DHCP
25 801 (13.94%) CheckPoint
26 776 (13.50%) MPLS
27 775 (13.48%) MS Office
28 764 (13.29%) Wireless
29 757 (13.17%) HP
30 748 (13.01%) SQL Server

LAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 1115 (19.40%) MS Exchange
2 517 (8.99%) Exchange Server 2010
3 315 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2007
4 298 (5.18%) IIS
5 297 (5.17%) SharePoint
6 216 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2013
7 211 (3.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 210 (3.65%) Lync
9 182 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2003
10 180 (3.13%) Apache
11 136 (2.37%) Tomcat
12 71 (1.24%) WebSphere
13 63 (1.10%) Oracle Coherence
14 46 (0.80%) Lotus Domino
15 41 (0.71%) IBM Notes
16 33 (0.57%) OpenStack
17 32 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
18 31 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
19 24 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
20 21 (0.37%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 998 (17.36%) MS Excel
2 775 (13.48%) MS Office
3 87 (1.51%) MS Visio
4 58 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 19 (0.33%) MS Project
6 11 (0.19%) Photoshop
6 11 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
7 8 (0.14%) FrameMaker
7 8 (0.14%) PaintShop Pro
7 8 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 8 (0.14%) RoboHelp
8 6 (0.10%) Acrobat
9 5 (0.087%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.087%) FastStats
10 3 (0.052%) SmartSuite
10 3 (0.052%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.052%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 31 (0.54%) RMDS
2 19 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
4 13 (0.23%) Summit
4 13 (0.23%) Eikon
5 12 (0.21%) Front Arena
6 11 (0.19%) Movex
7 10 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
7 10 (0.17%) 3000 Xtra
7 10 (0.17%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 8 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
9 7 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
10 6 (0.10%) Line 500
11 5 (0.087%) Oracle EBS R12
11 5 (0.087%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 4 (0.070%) Compiere
12 4 (0.070%) Tridion
12 4 (0.070%) AWD
13 3 (0.052%) Bond Adapt
13 3 (0.052%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 128 (2.23%) Office 365
2 65 (1.13%) IaaS
3 61 (1.06%) SaaS
4 55 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
5 53 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
6 50 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
7 47 (0.82%) PaaS
8 37 (0.64%) Google Apps
9 14 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.052%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.052%) Joyent
10 3 (0.052%) Route 53
10 3 (0.052%) GitHub
11 1 (0.017%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4962 (86.33%) WAN
2 2252 (39.18%) Firewall
3 1346 (23.42%) VPN
4 1343 (23.36%) TCP/IP
5 1102 (19.17%) DNS
6 1004 (17.47%) SAN
7 890 (15.48%) DHCP
8 776 (13.50%) MPLS
9 764 (13.29%) Wireless
10 743 (12.93%) VoIP
11 620 (10.79%) Network Security
12 577 (10.04%) BGP
13 573 (9.97%) Cisco ASA
14 534 (9.29%) Internet
15 483 (8.40%) OSPF
16 392 (6.82%) VLAN
17 354 (6.16%) Wi-Fi
18 330 (5.74%) EIGRP
19 325 (5.65%) WLAN
20 266 (4.63%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 748 (13.01%) SQL Server
2 154 (2.68%) MySQL
3 144 (2.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 90 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
5 80 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
6 75 (1.30%) Hadoop
7 63 (1.10%) HBase
8 60 (1.04%) Big Data
9 57 (0.99%) DB2
10 50 (0.87%) Oracle Exadata
10 50 (0.87%) Mahout
11 44 (0.77%) MongoDB
12 43 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
12 43 (0.75%) NoSQL
13 42 (0.73%) Apache Hive
13 42 (0.73%) Riak
13 42 (0.73%) MarkLogic
13 42 (0.73%) Couchbase
13 42 (0.73%) Sqoop
13 42 (0.73%) HCatalog
Development Applications
1 50 (0.87%) Git (software)
2 37 (0.64%) Subversion
3 31 (0.54%) LoadRunner
3 31 (0.54%) Jenkins
4 26 (0.45%) Visual Studio
5 20 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 18 (0.31%) JIRA
6 18 (0.31%) Hudson
6 18 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (0.21%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 11 (0.19%) QuickTest Pro
9 8 (0.14%) Axure RP
9 8 (0.14%) Talend Open Studio
10 7 (0.12%) Oracle Forms
11 6 (0.10%) SilkPerformer
11 6 (0.10%) Metasploit
12 5 (0.087%) AdminStudio
13 4 (0.070%) Maven
13 4 (0.070%) WinRunner
14 3 (0.052%) JUnit
General
1 966 (16.81%) Finance
2 651 (11.33%) Telecoms
3 217 (3.78%) Banking
4 162 (2.82%) Retail
5 111 (1.93%) Law
6 108 (1.88%) Legal
7 97 (1.69%) Marketing
8 74 (1.29%) Advertising
9 59 (1.03%) Manufacturing
9 59 (1.03%) Back Office
10 43 (0.75%) Games
11 39 (0.68%) French Language
12 36 (0.63%) Electronics
12 36 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
13 33 (0.57%) Publishing
14 31 (0.54%) German Language
15 29 (0.50%) Billing
16 24 (0.42%) Investment Banking
17 19 (0.33%) Financial Institution
17 19 (0.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1168 (20.32%) Network Engineer
2 926 (16.11%) Analyst
3 634 (11.03%) Support Engineer
4 467 (8.12%) Architect
5 437 (7.60%) Support Analyst
6 335 (5.83%) Administrator
7 310 (5.39%) Consultant
8 306 (5.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 294 (5.11%) Senior Network Engineer
10 275 (4.78%) IT Support
11 249 (4.33%) Systems Administrator
12 235 (4.09%) 3rd Line Support
13 232 (4.04%) Network Analyst
14 225 (3.91%) 2nd Line Support
15 193 (3.36%) Network Support
16 188 (3.27%) Technical Support
16 188 (3.27%) Systems Engineer
17 170 (2.96%) Security Engineer
18 165 (2.87%) Infrastructure Manager
18 165 (2.87%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (1.57%) .NET
2 88 (1.53%) Web Services
3 75 (1.30%) Middleware
4 68 (1.18%) HTML
5 59 (1.03%) CSS
6 49 (0.85%) XML
7 33 (0.57%) SOAP
8 31 (0.54%) LAMP
9 23 (0.40%) ASP.NET
9 23 (0.40%) COM
10 22 (0.38%) XMPP
11 21 (0.37%) XSLT
11 21 (0.37%) Rendezvous
12 14 (0.24%) JSON
13 13 (0.23%) Application Packaging
13 13 (0.23%) Ajax
14 12 (0.21%) ZeroMQ
14 12 (0.21%) Django
15 10 (0.17%) jQuery
15 10 (0.17%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 358 (6.23%) Analytical Skills
2 335 (5.83%) Blackberry
3 218 (3.79%) Management Information System
4 127 (2.21%) Computer Science
5 125 (2.17%) Clustering
6 101 (1.76%) Video Conferencing
7 97 (1.69%) Hedge funds
8 74 (1.29%) Client/Server
9 73 (1.27%) Replication
10 70 (1.22%) Statistics
11 63 (1.10%) iPhone
12 60 (1.04%) Open Source
13 58 (1.01%) Visualisation
14 45 (0.78%) SecurID
15 43 (0.75%) Fat Client
15 43 (0.75%) Thin Client
15 43 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
16 42 (0.73%) Mathematics
17 40 (0.70%) CMDB
18 39 (0.68%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2990 (52.02%) Windows
2 1310 (22.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 925 (16.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 908 (15.80%) Linux
5 747 (13.00%) Windows 7
6 597 (10.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 404 (7.03%) Windows XP
8 383 (6.66%) UNIX
9 268 (4.66%) Windows 8
10 169 (2.94%) Android
11 158 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 158 (2.75%) Solaris
12 112 (1.95%) Windows Vista
13 89 (1.55%) CentOS
14 68 (1.18%) Apple iOS
15 60 (1.04%) Mac OS X
16 53 (0.92%) Ubuntu
17 46 (0.80%) VMS
18 44 (0.77%) Windows Phone
19 40 (0.70%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1222 (21.26%) ITIL
2 491 (8.54%) Project Management
3 372 (6.47%) Load Balancing
4 344 (5.98%) Network Design
5 342 (5.95%) Network Management
6 278 (4.84%) Service Delivery
7 277 (4.82%) Disaster Recovery
8 266 (4.63%) Change Management
9 240 (4.18%) PRINCE2
10 233 (4.05%) Service Management
10 233 (4.05%) Incident Management
11 194 (3.38%) E-Commerce
12 179 (3.11%) Migration
12 179 (3.11%) Capacity Planning
13 174 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
14 161 (2.80%) Information Security
15 158 (2.75%) Performance Tuning
16 155 (2.70%) Network Monitoring
17 147 (2.56%) Kalman Filter
18 142 (2.47%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 641 (11.15%) SQL
2 144 (2.51%) C
3 127 (2.21%) PowerShell
4 125 (2.17%) Java
5 101 (1.76%) Python
6 86 (1.50%) Perl
7 59 (1.03%) Bash Shell
8 56 (0.97%) Shell Script
9 46 (0.80%) PHP
10 44 (0.77%) JavaScript
11 42 (0.73%) VBScript
12 39 (0.68%) C++
13 36 (0.63%) C#
14 33 (0.57%) VB
15 25 (0.43%) Ruby
16 17 (0.30%) Korn
17 15 (0.26%) T-SQL
18 12 (0.21%) R
19 9 (0.16%) AWK
20 4 (0.070%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 1808 (31.45%) Cisco Certification
2 1178 (20.49%) CCNP
3 975 (16.96%) CCNA
4 732 (12.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 651 (11.33%) Degree
6 434 (7.55%) MCSE
7 274 (4.77%) CCIE
8 241 (4.19%) Security Cleared
9 217 (3.78%) MCITP
10 214 (3.72%) CCDP
11 203 (3.53%) MCSA
12 172 (2.99%) MCP
13 171 (2.97%) SC Cleared
14 166 (2.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 147 (2.56%) CCDA
16 129 (2.24%) CCSE
17 127 (2.21%) CCSP
18 121 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
19 87 (1.51%) CISSP
20 85 (1.48%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 467 (8.12%) SLA
2 103 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 102 (1.77%) PCI DSS
4 94 (1.64%) QA
5 34 (0.59%) ISO 9001
6 30 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 25 (0.43%) COBIT
8 5 (0.087%) ISO 9000
9 4 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 4 (0.070%) BS7799
10 2 (0.035%) HL7
System Software
1 1735 (30.18%) Active Directory
2 1138 (19.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 441 (7.67%) Hyper-V
4 337 (5.86%) XenApp
5 292 (5.08%) vSphere
6 190 (3.31%) VMware ESX
7 123 (2.14%) VMware ESXi
8 109 (1.90%) XenDesktop
9 86 (1.50%) XenServer
10 77 (1.34%) NFS
11 73 (1.27%) Terminal Services
12 68 (1.18%) Oracle RAC
13 67 (1.17%) Firmware
14 66 (1.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 64 (1.11%) MetaFrame
16 50 (0.87%) SRDF
17 46 (0.80%) VMware Server
18 42 (0.73%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 42 (0.73%) Apache Flume
19 40 (0.70%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 191 (3.32%) SCCM
2 172 (2.99%) Backup Exec
3 108 (1.88%) Norton AntiVirus
4 100 (1.74%) WSUS
5 81 (1.41%) CiscoWorks
6 78 (1.36%) Cisco CUCM
7 75 (1.30%) SCOM
8 72 (1.25%) Puppet
9 58 (1.01%) Nagios
10 47 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
11 42 (0.73%) Ambari
11 42 (0.73%) Oozie
11 42 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
12 36 (0.63%) SolarWinds Orion
13 34 (0.59%) OpenView
14 28 (0.49%) Cisco UCCX
15 27 (0.47%) NetBackup
16 25 (0.43%) HP NNM
17 23 (0.40%) EMC NetWorker
18 22 (0.38%) Cacti
Vendors
1 2913 (50.68%) Cisco
2 1930 (33.58%) Microsoft
3 1766 (30.72%) VMware
4 1021 (17.76%) Citrix
5 801 (13.94%) CheckPoint
6 757 (13.17%) HP
7 673 (11.71%) Juniper
8 381 (6.63%) F5
9 353 (6.14%) Oracle
10 323 (5.62%) NetApp
11 246 (4.28%) Red Hat
12 233 (4.05%) Dell
13 232 (4.04%) Symantec
14 222 (3.86%) EMC
15 217 (3.78%) Avaya
16 212 (3.69%) SolarWinds
17 173 (3.01%) Apple
18 165 (2.87%) McAfee
19 160 (2.78%) IBM
20 115 (2.00%) Intel
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