Period
to 24 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for LAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited LAN over the 6 months to 24 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
England > East of England
6 months to
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 109 54 82
Rank change year-on-year -55 +28 +52
Permanent jobs citing LAN 126 84 251
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 2.39% 4.29% 3.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.89% 22.58% 16.21%
Number of salaries quoted 105 74 194
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £24,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £30,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £47,500 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.53% +35.71% -10.06%
75th Percentile £57,750 £57,500 £56,250
90th Percentile £70,250 " £67,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £46,375 £42,500
% change year-on-year -2.96% +9.12% -3.41%

LAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
East of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 793 372 1,548
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 15.01% 19.01% 21.79%
Number of salaries quoted 507 294 1,178
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,818 £25,250
25th Percentile £31,250 £34,000 £31,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% - -
75th Percentile £55,000 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £71,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +14.13% -3.16%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing LAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for LAN in the East of England

LAN
Salary Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing LAN in the East of England.

Salary trend for LAN in the East of England

LAN
Salary Histogram in the East of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing LAN in the East of England over the 6 months to 24 September 2021.

Salary histogram for LAN in the East of England

LAN
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the East of England region over the 6 months to 24 September 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire -49 52 £60,000 +14.29% 6
Essex +5 24 £40,000 +24.42% 6
Bedfordshire -10 19 £38,500 -18.95% 8
Hertfordshire -70 17 £37,500 -21.05% 7
Suffolk -6 11 £50,000 - 2
Norfolk -15 3 £27,500 -32.10% 5
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 2021, IT jobs citing LAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for LAN.

1 104 (82.54%) WAN
2 97 (76.98%) Firewall
3 56 (44.44%) Social Skills
4 52 (41.27%) Cisco
4 52 (41.27%) Windows
5 47 (37.30%) Microsoft
6 43 (34.13%) VMware
6 43 (34.13%) Windows Server
7 39 (30.95%) VMware Infrastructure
7 39 (30.95%) Azure
8 38 (30.16%) Active Directory
9 36 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
10 33 (26.19%) Windows 10
11 32 (25.40%) Windows Server 2012
12 30 (23.81%) AWS
12 30 (23.81%) Network Security
13 28 (22.22%) DNS
14 27 (21.43%) Microsoft 365
15 26 (20.63%) Hyper-V
16 24 (19.05%) DHCP
16 24 (19.05%) TCP/IP
16 24 (19.05%) IIS
16 24 (19.05%) MPLS
16 24 (19.05%) Data Centre
16 24 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
17 23 (18.25%) Internet
18 21 (16.67%) Organisational Skills
19 20 (15.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 20 (15.87%) Cisco Certification
19 20 (15.87%) Windows Server 2008

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 24 (19.05%) IIS
2 11 (8.73%) Exchange Server 2013
3 10 (7.94%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.79%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (13.49%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (5.56%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 39 (30.95%) Azure
2 30 (23.81%) AWS
3 27 (21.43%) Microsoft 365
4 3 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.59%) GCP
5 2 (1.59%) Google Play
5 2 (1.59%) IaaS
6 1 (0.79%) Dropbox
6 1 (0.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 104 (82.54%) WAN
2 97 (76.98%) Firewall
3 36 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
4 30 (23.81%) Network Security
5 28 (22.22%) DNS
6 24 (19.05%) DHCP
6 24 (19.05%) MPLS
6 24 (19.05%) TCP/IP
7 23 (18.25%) Internet
8 18 (14.29%) Wireless
9 15 (11.90%) SD-WAN
10 13 (10.32%) Cisco ASA
11 12 (9.52%) VLAN
12 11 (8.73%) VPN
13 10 (7.94%) ADSL
13 10 (7.94%) NAS
14 9 (7.14%) Cisco Firepower
15 7 (5.56%) Software-Defined Networking
16 6 (4.76%) Cisco ISE
17 4 (3.17%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (7.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.59%) JIRA
3 1 (0.79%) MSI
General
1 56 (44.44%) Social Skills
2 21 (16.67%) Organisational Skills
3 7 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.17%) Finance
4 4 (3.17%) Public Sector
4 4 (3.17%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.38%) Marketing
5 3 (2.38%) Presentation Skills
5 3 (2.38%) Retail
6 2 (1.59%) Documentation Skills
6 2 (1.59%) Electronics
6 2 (1.59%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.79%) Billing
Job Titles
1 31 (24.60%) Network Engineer
2 24 (19.05%) Support Engineer
3 17 (13.49%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 15 (11.90%) 2nd Line Support
5 14 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
5 14 (11.11%) Security Engineer
6 13 (10.32%) Consultant
7 12 (9.52%) IT Support
8 11 (8.73%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 11 (8.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 11 (8.73%) 3rd Line Support
8 11 (8.73%) Architect
8 11 (8.73%) IT Engineer
8 11 (8.73%) Project Manager
9 10 (7.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 10 (7.94%) Infrastructure Manager
10 8 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (5.56%) Analyst
11 7 (5.56%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 7 (5.56%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.97%) 802.1X
1 5 (3.97%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (19.05%) Data Centre
2 10 (7.94%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (3.97%) Data Protection Act
3 5 (3.97%) Private Cloud
3 5 (3.97%) Public Cloud
4 4 (3.17%) Clustering
4 4 (3.17%) Driving Licence
4 4 (3.17%) PKI
5 3 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.59%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.79%) BYOD
7 1 (0.79%) CCTV
7 1 (0.79%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 1 (0.79%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.79%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 52 (41.27%) Windows
2 43 (34.13%) Windows Server
3 33 (26.19%) Windows 10
4 32 (25.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (15.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (14.29%) Windows Server 2016
6 18 (14.29%) Windows Server 2019
7 16 (12.70%) Linux
8 7 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (4.76%) Windows 7
10 5 (3.97%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (3.17%) Android
12 3 (2.38%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.79%) Debian
13 1 (0.79%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.79%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.79%) Unix
13 1 (0.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
2 20 (15.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 17 (13.49%) Time Management
4 16 (12.70%) Migration
4 16 (12.70%) Presales
5 12 (9.52%) ITIL
6 11 (8.73%) Mentoring
6 11 (8.73%) Project Delivery
6 11 (8.73%) Project Management
7 10 (7.94%) Data Migration
8 9 (7.14%) Strategic Roadmap
9 8 (6.35%) Data Protection
9 8 (6.35%) Project Planning
9 8 (6.35%) Service Delivery
9 8 (6.35%) WAN Optimisation
10 7 (5.56%) Customer Requirements
10 7 (5.56%) Problem Management
11 6 (4.76%) Architecture Roadmap
11 6 (4.76%) Cybersecurity
11 6 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 11 (8.73%) SQL
3 3 (2.38%) Python
3 3 (2.38%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.79%) C
4 1 (0.79%) C++
Qualifications
1 20 (15.87%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (12.70%) CCNA
3 14 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (10.32%) Degree
5 10 (7.94%) MCSA
5 10 (7.94%) MCSE
6 8 (6.35%) JNCIA
6 8 (6.35%) JNCIS
7 7 (5.56%) CCNP
7 7 (5.56%) Security Cleared
8 6 (4.76%) CCSA
8 6 (4.76%) Check Point Certification
8 6 (4.76%) SC Cleared
9 4 (3.17%) MCP
10 2 (1.59%) CEH
10 2 (1.59%) CISSP
10 2 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.59%) MCTS
11 1 (0.79%) CCIE
11 1 (0.79%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.17%) SLA
2 3 (2.38%) PMO
2 3 (2.38%) QA
3 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 39 (30.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (30.16%) Active Directory
3 26 (20.63%) Hyper-V
4 20 (15.87%) vSphere
5 15 (11.90%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (10.32%) XenApp
6 13 (10.32%) XenDesktop
7 4 (3.17%) ProxySG
8 3 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.59%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 2 (1.59%) Firmware
9 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.59%) Terminal Server
9 2 (1.59%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.79%) KVM
10 1 (0.79%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (3.97%) Terraform
2 4 (3.17%) vCenter Server
3 3 (2.38%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (1.59%) Nessus
4 2 (1.59%) PaperCut
4 2 (1.59%) SCCM
5 1 (0.79%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 1 (0.79%) Avamar
5 1 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 52 (41.27%) Cisco
2 47 (37.30%) Microsoft
3 43 (34.13%) VMware
4 18 (14.29%) CheckPoint
5 17 (13.49%) Citrix
6 12 (9.52%) Sophos
6 12 (9.52%) Veeam
7 10 (7.94%) HP
7 10 (7.94%) Palo Alto
8 8 (6.35%) Juniper
9 6 (4.76%) Aruba
9 6 (4.76%) F5
10 5 (3.97%) Meraki
11 4 (3.17%) Apple
11 4 (3.17%) Blue Coat
11 4 (3.17%) Google
11 4 (3.17%) TOWER Software
12 3 (2.38%) SolarWinds
13 2 (1.59%) BMC
13 2 (1.59%) Brocade