The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 56 86 82
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -4
Permanent jobs citing LAN 43 21 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 3.35% 1.65% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.06% 9.86% 3.66%
Number of salaries quoted 38 19 5
Average salary £38,250 £35,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.28% +9.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,350 £27,600 £24,600
10% offered a salary of more than £48,200 £57,500 £40,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
- +1.35%
LAN
UK

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

Communications & Networking Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
252 213 191
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 19.63% 16.76% 18.10%
Number of salaries quoted 218 192 182
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,000 £25,733
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

LAN
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LAN across the Wales region.

LAN Salary Trend in Wales

LAN
Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LAN across the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

LAN Salary Histogram in Wales

LAN
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
South Wales +25 40 £39,000 +18.18% 5
North Wales -1 3 £31,000 -18.42%
LAN
UK

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Wales region 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 80 (88.89%) WAN
2 75 (83.33%) Cisco
3 69 (76.67%) Firewall
4 55 (61.11%) Cisco Certification
5 40 (44.44%) CCNP
6 37 (41.11%) CheckPoint
7 34 (37.78%) Windows
8 32 (35.56%) VPN
9 31 (34.44%) Cisco ASA
10 29 (32.22%) VMware
11 26 (28.89%) CCNA
12 25 (27.78%) Microsoft
13 24 (26.67%) ITIL
14 23 (25.56%) BGP
14 23 (25.56%) Wireless
15 22 (24.44%) F5
16 20 (22.22%) SLA
17 19 (21.11%) Juniper
17 19 (21.11%) OSPF
18 18 (20.00%) DNS
19 17 (18.89%) Active Directory
19 17 (18.89%) Network Design
19 17 (18.89%) VMware Infrastructure
19 17 (18.89%) Network Management
20 16 (17.78%) Cisco PIX
21 15 (16.67%) Internet
21 15 (16.67%) Service Delivery
21 15 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
22 14 (15.56%) Linux
22 14 (15.56%) MPLS

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Wales region 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 10 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (6.67%) Apache
2 6 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (5.56%) IIS
4 4 (4.44%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.33%) Lync
5 3 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.11%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.11%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.11%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.11%) JBoss
Applications
1 11 (12.22%) MS Office
1 11 (12.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (3.33%) SaaS
2 2 (2.22%) Office 365
3 1 (1.11%) PaaS
3 1 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 80 (88.89%) WAN
2 69 (76.67%) Firewall
3 32 (35.56%) VPN
4 31 (34.44%) Cisco ASA
5 23 (25.56%) Wireless
5 23 (25.56%) BGP
6 19 (21.11%) OSPF
7 18 (20.00%) DNS
8 16 (17.78%) Cisco PIX
9 15 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
9 15 (16.67%) Internet
10 14 (15.56%) MPLS
11 12 (13.33%) DHCP
12 11 (12.22%) SAN
12 11 (12.22%) IPsec
13 10 (11.11%) TCP/IP
14 9 (10.00%) EIGRP
15 7 (7.78%) FTP
16 6 (6.67%) RIP
16 6 (6.67%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.33%) MySQL
1 3 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.11%) Big Data
General
1 10 (11.11%) Finance
2 5 (5.56%) Advertising
3 4 (4.44%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.33%) Legal
5 2 (2.22%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.11%) Back Office
6 1 (1.11%) Marketing
6 1 (1.11%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 42 (46.67%) Network Engineer
2 24 (26.67%) Senior Network Engineer
3 11 (12.22%) Analyst
4 9 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (8.89%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 8 (8.89%) Support Engineer
6 6 (6.67%) Administrator
6 6 (6.67%) Architect
6 6 (6.67%) Escalation Engineer
7 5 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (5.56%) Network Support Engineer
7 5 (5.56%) Network Support
7 5 (5.56%) Network Architect
8 4 (4.44%) Network Administrator
9 3 (3.33%) Desktop Engineer
9 3 (3.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 3 (3.33%) Consultant
9 3 (3.33%) Desktop Support
9 3 (3.33%) Firewall Engineer
9 3 (3.33%) Senior Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.11%) HTML
1 1 (1.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.11%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.11%) Thin Client
2 1 (1.11%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.11%) Derivative
2 1 (1.11%) Statistics
2 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.11%) Fat Client
2 1 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (1.11%) EqualLogic
2 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 34 (37.78%) Windows
2 14 (15.56%) Linux
3 10 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 8 (8.89%) Windows XP
6 6 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (4.44%) UNIX
8 3 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.22%) CentOS
10 1 (1.11%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.67%) ITIL
2 17 (18.89%) Network Design
2 17 (18.89%) Network Management
3 15 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 13 (14.44%) Load Balancing
5 6 (6.67%) Time Management
5 6 (6.67%) Change Control
6 5 (5.56%) Capacity Management
6 5 (5.56%) Configuration Management
6 5 (5.56%) Project Management
7 3 (3.33%) Network Architecture
7 3 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (3.33%) Network Load Balancing
7 3 (3.33%) Software Deployment
7 3 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (3.33%) Technical Analysis
8 2 (2.22%) Performance Testing
8 2 (2.22%) Project Planning
8 2 (2.22%) Change Management
9 1 (1.11%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.67%) SQL
2 3 (3.33%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.22%) Perl
3 2 (2.22%) PHP
4 1 (1.11%) C#
4 1 (1.11%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.11%) Python
4 1 (1.11%) AWK
4 1 (1.11%) Ruby
4 1 (1.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 55 (61.11%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (44.44%) CCNP
3 26 (28.89%) CCNA
4 12 (13.33%) CCIE
4 12 (13.33%) Degree
5 9 (10.00%) Security Cleared
6 7 (7.78%) SC Cleared
7 6 (6.67%) CCSE
7 6 (6.67%) JNCIS
8 3 (3.33%) CCIP
9 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (2.22%) SAP Certification
10 1 (1.11%) CCDA
10 1 (1.11%) CCDP
10 1 (1.11%) MCSE
10 1 (1.11%) MCITP
10 1 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.11%) JNCIA
10 1 (1.11%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.11%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (22.22%) SLA
2 2 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.22%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.11%) QA
System Software
1 17 (18.89%) Active Directory
1 17 (18.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (15.56%) VMware ESX
3 5 (5.56%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.44%) ISA Server
5 3 (3.33%) XenServer
5 3 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.22%) Firmware
6 2 (2.22%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.11%) Squid
7 1 (1.11%) Xen
7 1 (1.11%) Samba
7 1 (1.11%) KVM
7 1 (1.11%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (5.56%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (1.11%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.11%) SCVMM
2 1 (1.11%) ZABBIX
2 1 (1.11%) Puppet
2 1 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 75 (83.33%) Cisco
2 37 (41.11%) CheckPoint
3 29 (32.22%) VMware
4 25 (27.78%) Microsoft
5 22 (24.44%) F5
6 19 (21.11%) Juniper
7 10 (11.11%) NetApp
7 10 (11.11%) McAfee
7 10 (11.11%) Blue Coat
8 9 (10.00%) Citrix
8 9 (10.00%) HP
9 7 (7.78%) SonicWALL
10 6 (6.67%) Lumension
10 6 (6.67%) Aruba
10 6 (6.67%) Websense
11 4 (4.44%) LANDesk
12 3 (3.33%) Google
12 3 (3.33%) Avaya
12 3 (3.33%) Nokia
12 3 (3.33%) Red Hat
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