Period
to 7 May 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 7 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
England > East of England
6 months to
7 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 106 57 95
Rank change year-on-year -49 +38 +64
Permanent jobs citing LAN 84 209 245
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 2.23% 4.39% 2.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.82% 21.66% 15.15%
Number of salaries quoted 69 147 178
10th Percentile £29,750 £26,250 £22,850
25th Percentile £37,000 £31,250 £27,326
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £32,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +30.77% -27.78%
75th Percentile £65,000 £48,750 £47,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £57,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% -4.44%

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 655 965 1,617
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 17.41% 20.26% 19.59%
Number of salaries quoted 429 752 1,208
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,525 £25,925
25th Percentile £35,428 £31,250 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% - -5.56%
75th Percentile £64,000 £55,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £67,250 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% -

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 7 May 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 7 May 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 -20 38 £60,000 +71.43% 2
Hertfordshire -35 18 £37,500 -11.76% 3
Bedfordshire +21 14 £38,500 -21.23% 3
Essex +5 12 £44,500 +39.06% 3
Suffolk +8 1 £45,000 -5.26% 2
Norfolk +6 1 £42,500 -5.56%
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 77 (91.67%) WAN
2 43 (51.19%) Firewall
3 41 (48.81%) Cisco
4 29 (34.52%) Microsoft
5 28 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
6 26 (30.95%) CCNA
6 26 (30.95%) Network Security
7 23 (27.38%) CheckPoint
8 22 (26.19%) Azure
9 21 (25.00%) MPLS
9 21 (25.00%) SD-WAN
10 18 (21.43%) VMware
10 18 (21.43%) Microsoft 365
11 17 (20.24%) Windows
12 16 (19.05%) Presales
12 16 (19.05%) Social Skills
13 15 (17.86%) ITIL
13 15 (17.86%) Wi-Fi
14 14 (16.67%) Wireless
14 14 (16.67%) vSphere
14 14 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
15 13 (15.48%) VLAN
15 13 (15.48%) Active Directory
15 13 (15.48%) Internet
16 11 (13.10%) Cisco Firepower
16 11 (13.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 10 (11.90%) Telecoms
17 10 (11.90%) Juniper
17 10 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
17 10 (11.90%) Windows Server

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 4 (4.76%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.57%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 22 (26.19%) Azure
2 18 (21.43%) Microsoft 365
3 7 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (7.14%) Google Play
5 3 (3.57%) AWS
5 3 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.19%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 77 (91.67%) WAN
2 43 (51.19%) Firewall
3 26 (30.95%) Network Security
4 21 (25.00%) MPLS
4 21 (25.00%) SD-WAN
5 15 (17.86%) Wi-Fi
6 14 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
6 14 (16.67%) Wireless
7 13 (15.48%) Internet
7 13 (15.48%) VLAN
8 11 (13.10%) Cisco Firepower
9 7 (8.33%) VoIP
10 5 (5.95%) VPN
11 4 (4.76%) Cisco ISE
11 4 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (4.76%) DHCP
12 3 (3.57%) DNS
12 3 (3.57%) SSL
12 3 (3.57%) WLAN
13 2 (2.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 16 (19.05%) Social Skills
2 10 (11.90%) Telecoms
3 8 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (8.33%) Organisational Skills
5 4 (4.76%) Law
5 4 (4.76%) Public Sector
6 3 (3.57%) Presentation Skills
7 2 (2.38%) Marketing
8 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (1.19%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (27.38%) Network Engineer
2 15 (17.86%) Security Engineer
3 13 (15.48%) Network Security Engineer
4 12 (14.29%) Architect
4 12 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (10.71%) Cisco Engineer
5 9 (10.71%) Network Architect
6 8 (9.52%) Service Manager
6 8 (9.52%) Support Engineer
7 7 (8.33%) Analyst
7 7 (8.33%) Escalation Engineer
7 7 (8.33%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (8.33%) WAN Engineer
8 6 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 6 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 6 (7.14%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (7.14%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
8 6 (7.14%) Network Technical Architect
8 6 (7.14%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 7 (8.33%) Driving Licence
3 6 (7.14%) Private Cloud
3 6 (7.14%) Smartphone
4 3 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.38%) BYOD
5 2 (2.38%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 2 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.38%) Robotics
6 1 (1.19%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.24%) Windows
2 10 (11.90%) Windows Server
3 9 (10.71%) Windows 10
4 6 (7.14%) Android
4 6 (7.14%) Linux
5 4 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.38%) Mac OS
6 2 (2.38%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (1.19%) Debian
7 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.19%) Unix
7 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (19.05%) Presales
2 15 (17.86%) ITIL
3 11 (13.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 9 (10.71%) Network Architecture
5 8 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (8.33%) DNA
6 7 (8.33%) Network Management
6 7 (8.33%) SIEM
7 6 (7.14%) Architecture Roadmap
7 6 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (7.14%) Project Delivery
7 6 (7.14%) Project Management
7 6 (7.14%) Security Operations
7 6 (7.14%) Service Management
7 6 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
8 5 (5.95%) Security Monitoring
9 4 (4.76%) Customer Requirements
9 4 (4.76%) Identity Access Management
9 4 (4.76%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.38%) C#
2 1 (1.19%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (30.95%) CCNA
3 9 (10.71%) CCNP
3 9 (10.71%) Degree
4 8 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (9.52%) Security Cleared
5 7 (8.33%) CCSA
5 7 (8.33%) SC Cleared
6 6 (7.14%) CEH
6 6 (7.14%) CISSP
6 6 (7.14%) JNCIA
7 4 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (3.57%) JNCIS
9 2 (2.38%) CCIE
9 2 (2.38%) GPEN
9 2 (2.38%) OSCP
10 1 (1.19%) CCSE
10 1 (1.19%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (1.19%) MCP
10 1 (1.19%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) NIST
1 2 (2.38%) PMO
2 1 (1.19%) GDPR
System Software
1 14 (16.67%) vSphere
2 13 (15.48%) Active Directory
3 10 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (7.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 6 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.19%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.19%) KVM
5 1 (1.19%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.19%) Xen
5 1 (1.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (7.14%) Nessus
1 6 (7.14%) PaperCut
2 3 (3.57%) FortiGate
2 3 (3.57%) Terraform
3 2 (2.38%) SCCM
3 2 (2.38%) WSUS
4 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 41 (48.81%) Cisco
2 29 (34.52%) Microsoft
3 23 (27.38%) CheckPoint
4 18 (21.43%) VMware
5 10 (11.90%) Juniper
6 8 (9.52%) Meraki
7 7 (8.33%) Palo Alto
7 7 (8.33%) SonicWALL
7 7 (8.33%) Veeam
8 6 (7.14%) Avaya
8 6 (7.14%) BMC
8 6 (7.14%) Google
8 6 (7.14%) Huawei
8 6 (7.14%) Mitel
8 6 (7.14%) NEC
9 5 (5.95%) Sophos
10 4 (4.76%) Rapid7
11 3 (3.57%) Citrix
11 3 (3.57%) Fortinet
12 2 (2.38%) Dell