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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 32 58 62
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +4
Permanent jobs citing LAN 40 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 7.60% 1.11% 0.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.10% 4.49% 2.24%
Number of salaries quoted 25 3 0
Average salary £42,500 £16,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+165.62% -
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
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
166 89 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 31.56% 24.72% 36.81%
Number of salaries quoted 104 52 69
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,300 £23,300 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,500 £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 28 August 2014.

LAN Salary Histogram in Watford

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 69 (74.19%) WAN
2 62 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 53 (56.99%) Firewall
4 50 (53.76%) Cisco
5 39 (41.94%) MS Excel
5 39 (41.94%) VMware
6 38 (40.86%) ITIL
7 37 (39.78%) HP
7 37 (39.78%) Cisco Certification
8 33 (35.48%) VMware Infrastructure
9 32 (34.41%) Windows
10 29 (31.18%) Finance
10 29 (31.18%) CheckPoint
11 28 (30.11%) Retail
12 27 (29.03%) CCNA
12 27 (29.03%) VPN
13 26 (27.96%) Active Directory
14 25 (26.88%) Linux
15 23 (24.73%) MS Office
15 23 (24.73%) Change Management
16 22 (23.66%) Citrix
16 22 (23.66%) PaaS
16 22 (23.66%) Lync
17 20 (21.51%) MPLS
17 20 (21.51%) VoIP
17 20 (21.51%) Network Security
18 19 (20.43%) Red Hat
19 18 (19.35%) Network Management
20 17 (18.28%) Degree
21 16 (17.20%) Management Information System

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (23.66%) Lync
2 15 (16.13%) MS Exchange
3 10 (10.75%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (6.45%) SharePoint
5 5 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.15%) IIS
8 1 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (1.08%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 39 (41.94%) MS Excel
2 23 (24.73%) MS Office
3 1 (1.08%) MS Project
3 1 (1.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (23.66%) PaaS
2 12 (12.90%) IaaS
3 10 (10.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (10.75%) Office 365
4 6 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 69 (74.19%) WAN
2 53 (56.99%) Firewall
3 27 (29.03%) VPN
4 20 (21.51%) MPLS
4 20 (21.51%) VoIP
4 20 (21.51%) Network Security
5 13 (13.98%) DHCP
5 13 (13.98%) SAN
5 13 (13.98%) DNS
6 10 (10.75%) Wi-Fi
6 10 (10.75%) VLAN
7 9 (9.68%) TCP/IP
8 8 (8.60%) IP Telephony
9 7 (7.53%) Ethernet
9 7 (7.53%) OSPF
9 7 (7.53%) BGP
10 6 (6.45%) ISDN
10 6 (6.45%) PBX
11 5 (5.38%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (5.38%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (4.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 29 (31.18%) Finance
2 28 (30.11%) Retail
3 15 (16.13%) Legal
3 15 (16.13%) Pharmaceutical
4 10 (10.75%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (22.58%) Architect
2 20 (21.51%) Technical Support
3 17 (18.28%) Network Engineer
4 16 (17.20%) IT Architect
5 13 (13.98%) Support Engineer
6 6 (6.45%) Server Support
6 6 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (6.45%) Desktop Support
6 6 (6.45%) Infrastructure Architect
6 6 (6.45%) IT Support
6 6 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (6.45%) 3rd Line Server Support
6 6 (6.45%) 3rd Line Technical Support
7 5 (5.38%) Analyst
8 4 (4.30%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (4.30%) IT Support Engineer
8 4 (4.30%) Head of Infrastructure
8 4 (4.30%) Head of IT
9 3 (3.23%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (3.23%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.30%) COM
2 3 (3.23%) Web Services
3 1 (1.08%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.20%) Management Information System
1 16 (17.20%) Visualisation
2 11 (11.83%) Handset
3 6 (6.45%) Mathematics
4 3 (3.23%) Clustering
4 3 (3.23%) EPoS
5 2 (2.15%) CLARiiON
6 1 (1.08%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.08%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.08%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 32 (34.41%) Windows
2 25 (26.88%) Linux
3 15 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (10.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (10.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (4.30%) Windows XP
6 4 (4.30%) Windows 7
6 4 (4.30%) Windows 8
7 3 (3.23%) HPUX
8 1 (1.08%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (40.86%) ITIL
2 23 (24.73%) Change Management
3 18 (19.35%) Network Management
4 16 (17.20%) Information Security
5 10 (10.75%) E-Commerce
6 9 (9.68%) Project Management
6 9 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (9.68%) PRINCE2
7 5 (5.38%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (5.38%) Business Continuity Planning
7 5 (5.38%) Business Continuity
7 5 (5.38%) BCP
8 4 (4.30%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (4.30%) ITSM
8 4 (4.30%) Data Security
8 4 (4.30%) Network Load Balancing
8 4 (4.30%) Time Management
8 4 (4.30%) Kanban
8 4 (4.30%) Network Design
8 4 (4.30%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.45%) C
2 5 (5.38%) SQL
3 1 (1.08%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.08%) C#
Qualifications
1 37 (39.78%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (29.03%) CCNA
3 17 (18.28%) Degree
4 11 (11.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (9.68%) MCP
6 8 (8.60%) CCIE
6 8 (8.60%) CCNP
6 8 (8.60%) MCITP
7 7 (7.53%) MCSE
8 6 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (5.38%) MCSA
10 4 (4.30%) A+ Certification
10 4 (4.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (3.23%) MCTS
11 3 (3.23%) ISEB
12 1 (1.08%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.15%) SLA
2 1 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 33 (35.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (27.96%) Active Directory
3 16 (17.20%) Hyper-V
4 11 (11.83%) VMware ESX
5 6 (6.45%) Terminal Services
6 4 (4.30%) vSphere
6 4 (4.30%) XenApp
7 2 (2.15%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.08%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (5.38%) SolarWinds Orion
1 5 (5.38%) Tivoli
2 3 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.23%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (2.15%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.15%) PureDisk
4 1 (1.08%) SCCM
4 1 (1.08%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 62 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 50 (53.76%) Cisco
3 39 (41.94%) VMware
4 37 (39.78%) HP
5 29 (31.18%) CheckPoint
6 22 (23.66%) Citrix
7 19 (20.43%) Red Hat
8 16 (17.20%) ProCurve
9 14 (15.05%) Fortinet
10 13 (13.98%) Dell
10 13 (13.98%) Mitel
11 11 (11.83%) Aruba
12 10 (10.75%) Meru Networks
13 9 (9.68%) SolarWinds
14 8 (8.60%) Riverbed
15 6 (6.45%) IBM
15 6 (6.45%) NetApp
16 5 (5.38%) F5
16 5 (5.38%) EMC
17 4 (4.30%) Rackspace
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