The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 42 49 47
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Permanent jobs citing LAN 27 18 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 5.23% 4.09% 4.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.30% 15.13% 13.48%
Number of salaries quoted 23 15 18
Average salary £40,000 £30,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.14% -32.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,200 £26,600 £31,150
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £54,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
LAN
Hertfordshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
133 119 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 25.78% 27.05% 31.97%
Number of salaries quoted 95 80 95
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £29,000 £27,850
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

LAN
Salary Trend in Watford

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

LAN Salary Trend in Watford

LAN
Salary Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LAN across the Watford region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

LAN Salary Histogram in Watford

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Watford 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 47 (92.16%) WAN
2 34 (66.67%) Windows
3 31 (60.78%) Cisco
4 28 (54.90%) Citrix
5 26 (50.98%) Active Directory
6 25 (49.02%) Firewall
7 20 (39.22%) Microsoft
8 18 (35.29%) VPN
9 17 (33.33%) VMware
10 16 (31.37%) MPLS
10 16 (31.37%) MS Exchange
10 16 (31.37%) ITIL
11 15 (29.41%) CheckPoint
11 15 (29.41%) TCP/IP
11 15 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
12 14 (27.45%) MS Office
12 14 (27.45%) Disaster Recovery
13 13 (25.49%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (21.57%) HP
14 11 (21.57%) SAN
14 11 (21.57%) Windows 7
15 10 (19.61%) Exchange Server 2010
15 10 (19.61%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (19.61%) SQL Server
15 10 (19.61%) Service Management
16 9 (17.65%) Hyper-V
17 8 (15.69%) BIG-IP
17 8 (15.69%) Business Continuity
17 8 (15.69%) Windows XP
17 8 (15.69%) MS Excel

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Watford 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 16 (31.37%) MS Exchange
2 10 (19.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (13.73%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (11.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 6 (11.76%) Apache
4 6 (11.76%) Tomcat
5 3 (5.88%) SharePoint
5 3 (5.88%) WorkSite
5 3 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 14 (27.45%) MS Office
2 8 (15.69%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.96%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) SaaS
2 2 (3.92%) PaaS
2 2 (3.92%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.92%) IaaS
3 1 (1.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 47 (92.16%) WAN
2 25 (49.02%) Firewall
3 18 (35.29%) VPN
4 16 (31.37%) MPLS
5 15 (29.41%) TCP/IP
6 11 (21.57%) SAN
7 8 (15.69%) VoIP
7 8 (15.69%) DNS
7 8 (15.69%) BIG-IP
8 7 (13.73%) FTP
9 6 (11.76%) DSL
10 5 (9.80%) OSPF
10 5 (9.80%) BGP
10 5 (9.80%) Network Security
11 3 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (5.88%) HSRP
11 3 (5.88%) Multicast
11 3 (5.88%) VRRP
11 3 (5.88%) VLAN
11 3 (5.88%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.61%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.88%) Big Data
General
1 7 (13.73%) Publishing
2 2 (3.92%) Games
2 2 (3.92%) Retail
2 2 (3.92%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (41.18%) Analyst
2 12 (23.53%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 9 (17.65%) Support Engineer
4 8 (15.69%) Network Engineer
5 6 (11.76%) Applications Support
5 6 (11.76%) Support Analyst
5 6 (11.76%) Applications Support Analyst
5 6 (11.76%) IT Support Engineer
5 6 (11.76%) IT Support
6 4 (7.84%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (7.84%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Architect
7 3 (5.88%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (3.92%) Technical Support
8 2 (3.92%) Service Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Software Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) X-Windows
2 2 (3.92%) COM
3 1 (1.96%) CSS
3 1 (1.96%) XML
3 1 (1.96%) XSL
3 1 (1.96%) JSON
3 1 (1.96%) jQuery
3 1 (1.96%) HTML
3 1 (1.96%) .NET
3 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Thin Client
1 6 (11.76%) Blackberry
1 6 (11.76%) Fat Client
2 2 (3.92%) FMCG
2 2 (3.92%) Blog
2 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.92%) Handset
3 1 (1.96%) Replication
3 1 (1.96%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 34 (66.67%) Windows
2 13 (25.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (21.57%) Windows 7
4 10 (19.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (15.69%) Windows XP
6 7 (13.73%) Windows 8
6 7 (13.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (11.76%) UNIX
8 3 (5.88%) Windows Vista
9 2 (3.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (31.37%) ITIL
2 14 (27.45%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (19.61%) Service Management
4 8 (15.69%) Business Continuity
5 7 (13.73%) ITSM
5 7 (13.73%) Change Management
5 7 (13.73%) BCP
5 7 (13.73%) Problem Management
5 7 (13.73%) Performance Management
5 7 (13.73%) Business Continuity Planning
6 5 (9.80%) Data Validation
6 5 (9.80%) Incident Management
6 5 (9.80%) Configuration Management
6 5 (9.80%) Validation
7 4 (7.84%) Facility Management
7 4 (7.84%) Network Design
8 3 (5.88%) Project Planning
8 3 (5.88%) Data Analytics
8 3 (5.88%) Analytics
8 3 (5.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.76%) Java
1 6 (11.76%) SQL
2 1 (1.96%) XAML
2 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.96%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (9.80%) CCNA
1 5 (9.80%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (5.88%) Degree
2 3 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (5.88%) CCNP
3 2 (3.92%) CCIE
4 1 (1.96%) ISEB
4 1 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (50.98%) Active Directory
2 15 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (17.65%) Hyper-V
4 7 (13.73%) vSphere
5 6 (11.76%) Terminal Server
5 6 (11.76%) Samba
5 6 (11.76%) Xen
5 6 (11.76%) NLBS
6 4 (7.84%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (5.88%) XenServer
8 2 (3.92%) XenApp
9 1 (1.96%) NFS
9 1 (1.96%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (11.76%) WSUS
2 5 (9.80%) SCCM
3 2 (3.92%) Cacti
3 2 (3.92%) Tivoli
3 2 (3.92%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (60.78%) Cisco
2 28 (54.90%) Citrix
3 20 (39.22%) Microsoft
4 17 (33.33%) VMware
5 15 (29.41%) CheckPoint
6 11 (21.57%) HP
7 5 (9.80%) Fortinet
7 5 (9.80%) SolarWinds
7 5 (9.80%) Lotus
8 4 (7.84%) Mitel
8 4 (7.84%) NetApp
9 3 (5.88%) EMC
9 3 (5.88%) IBM
9 3 (5.88%) Meru Networks
9 3 (5.88%) Aruba
10 2 (3.92%) F5
10 2 (3.92%) Dell
10 2 (3.92%) Juniper
10 2 (3.92%) BMC
10 2 (3.92%) CA
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