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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 36 59 54
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -5
Permanent jobs citing LAN 33 2 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 6.10% 0.53% 2.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.29% 2.38% 5.93%
Number of salaries quoted 20 0 1
Average salary £46,250 - £40,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
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
155 84 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 28.65% 22.11% 36.49%
Number of salaries quoted 101 54 69
Average salary £48,500 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £23,100
10% offered a salary of more than £70,500 £60,000 £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 19 September 2014.

LAN Salary Histogram in Watford

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 73 (75.26%) WAN
2 61 (62.89%) Microsoft
3 58 (59.79%) Firewall
4 53 (54.64%) Cisco
5 43 (44.33%) VMware
6 42 (43.30%) HP
7 39 (40.21%) ITIL
8 36 (37.11%) MS Excel
8 36 (37.11%) VMware Infrastructure
9 34 (35.05%) Cisco Certification
10 31 (31.96%) Windows
10 31 (31.96%) Finance
11 30 (30.93%) VPN
12 28 (28.87%) CheckPoint
12 28 (28.87%) Retail
13 27 (27.84%) Active Directory
14 26 (26.80%) Mentoring
15 25 (25.77%) CCNA
15 25 (25.77%) Linux
15 25 (25.77%) Change Management
16 24 (24.74%) VoIP
16 24 (24.74%) Citrix
16 24 (24.74%) Analytical Skills
17 23 (23.71%) MPLS
18 22 (22.68%) PaaS
18 22 (22.68%) Lync
19 21 (21.65%) Network Security
20 20 (20.62%) MS Office
21 19 (19.59%) Red Hat
21 19 (19.59%) Degree

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 22 (22.68%) Lync
2 16 (16.49%) MS Exchange
3 11 (11.34%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (3.09%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.06%) IIS
8 1 (1.03%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 36 (37.11%) MS Excel
2 20 (20.62%) MS Office
3 1 (1.03%) MS Project
3 1 (1.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.06%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (22.68%) PaaS
2 12 (12.37%) IaaS
3 9 (9.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (7.22%) Office 365
5 5 (5.15%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 73 (75.26%) WAN
2 58 (59.79%) Firewall
3 30 (30.93%) VPN
4 24 (24.74%) VoIP
5 23 (23.71%) MPLS
6 21 (21.65%) Network Security
7 14 (14.43%) DNS
8 13 (13.40%) SAN
8 13 (13.40%) DHCP
8 13 (13.40%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (10.31%) VLAN
9 10 (10.31%) TCP/IP
10 9 (9.28%) Ethernet
11 8 (8.25%) IP Telephony
12 7 (7.22%) OSPF
12 7 (7.22%) BGP
13 6 (6.19%) ISDN
13 6 (6.19%) PBX
14 5 (5.15%) HTTP
15 4 (4.12%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.15%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (4.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 31 (31.96%) Finance
2 28 (28.87%) Retail
3 15 (15.46%) Legal
3 15 (15.46%) Pharmaceutical
4 10 (10.31%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (22.68%) Architect
2 21 (21.65%) Network Engineer
3 20 (20.62%) Technical Support
4 16 (16.49%) IT Architect
5 11 (11.34%) Support Engineer
6 8 (8.25%) Infrastructure Architect
7 7 (7.22%) IT Support
8 6 (6.19%) 3rd Line Server Support
8 6 (6.19%) 3rd Line Technical Support
8 6 (6.19%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (6.19%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (6.19%) Server Support
8 6 (6.19%) Desktop Support
9 5 (5.15%) Analyst
9 5 (5.15%) Lead Network Engineer
9 5 (5.15%) IT Support Engineer
9 5 (5.15%) Cloud Architect
9 5 (5.15%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
10 4 (4.12%) Head of Infrastructure
10 4 (4.12%) Head of IT
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.19%) COM
2 1 (1.03%) X-Windows
2 1 (1.03%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 24 (24.74%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (16.49%) Management Information System
2 16 (16.49%) Visualisation
3 12 (12.37%) Handset
4 6 (6.19%) Mathematics
5 3 (3.09%) Clustering
5 3 (3.09%) EPoS
6 2 (2.06%) CLARiiON
7 1 (1.03%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.03%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.03%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 31 (31.96%) Windows
2 25 (25.77%) Linux
3 16 (16.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (11.34%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (11.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (6.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (5.15%) Windows XP
6 5 (5.15%) Windows 8
7 4 (4.12%) Windows 7
8 3 (3.09%) HPUX
9 1 (1.03%) NetWare
9 1 (1.03%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (40.21%) ITIL
2 26 (26.80%) Mentoring
3 25 (25.77%) Change Management
4 18 (18.56%) Network Management
5 17 (17.53%) Coaching
6 16 (16.49%) Information Security
7 10 (10.31%) E-Commerce
8 9 (9.28%) PRINCE2
8 9 (9.28%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (8.25%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (8.25%) Project Management
10 7 (7.22%) Network Design
11 5 (5.15%) Data Management
11 5 (5.15%) E-business
11 5 (5.15%) BCP
11 5 (5.15%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (5.15%) Financial Analysis
11 5 (5.15%) Business Continuity
11 5 (5.15%) Business Continuity Planning
12 4 (4.12%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.19%) C
2 2 (2.06%) SQL
3 1 (1.03%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.03%) C#
Qualifications
1 34 (35.05%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (25.77%) CCNA
3 19 (19.59%) Degree
4 9 (9.28%) CCNP
5 8 (8.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (7.22%) CCIE
7 6 (6.19%) MCP
7 6 (6.19%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (5.15%) MCITP
9 4 (4.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (4.12%) MCSE
9 4 (4.12%) A+ Certification
10 3 (3.09%) ISEB
10 3 (3.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (2.06%) MCSA
12 1 (1.03%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.09%) SLA
2 1 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 36 (37.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (27.84%) Active Directory
3 16 (16.49%) Hyper-V
4 11 (11.34%) VMware ESX
5 6 (6.19%) Terminal Services
5 6 (6.19%) XenApp
6 5 (5.15%) vSphere
7 2 (2.06%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.03%) XenServer
8 1 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (7.22%) Tivoli
2 5 (5.15%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (3.09%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (3.09%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (2.06%) PureDisk
4 2 (2.06%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.03%) SCCM
5 1 (1.03%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 61 (62.89%) Microsoft
2 53 (54.64%) Cisco
3 43 (44.33%) VMware
4 42 (43.30%) HP
5 28 (28.87%) CheckPoint
6 24 (24.74%) Citrix
7 19 (19.59%) Red Hat
8 18 (18.56%) Fortinet
9 17 (17.53%) Mitel
10 16 (16.49%) ProCurve
11 14 (14.43%) Aruba
11 14 (14.43%) Dell
12 13 (13.40%) Meru Networks
13 12 (12.37%) SolarWinds
14 8 (8.25%) IBM
14 8 (8.25%) NetApp
15 7 (7.22%) EMC
15 7 (7.22%) Riverbed
16 5 (5.15%) BMC
16 5 (5.15%) CA
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