Period
to 16 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 16 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
UK > England
6 months to
16 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 227 148 133
Rank change year-on-year -79 -15 +27
Permanent jobs citing LAN 1,726 1,016 3,386
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.58% 2.31% 2.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.06% 15.00% 17.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1,496 840 2,697
10th Percentile £26,859 £28,750 £24,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £30,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% -3.41%
75th Percentile £57,500 £58,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 14,317 6,774 19,923
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.07% 15.37% 15.69%
Number of salaries quoted 9,907 5,575 15,663
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £46,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +12.90% -2.11%
75th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,800
% change year-on-year - +9.17% -3.58%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for LAN in England

LAN
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for LAN in England

LAN
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing LAN in England over the 6 months to 16 October 2021.

Salary histogram for LAN in England

LAN
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the England region over the 6 months to 16 October 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
London -126 481 £50,375 -8.41% 91
South East -28 348 £45,000 +15.46% 102
North of England -65 347 £41,500 -2.35% 130
Midlands -51 266 £42,500 - 49
North West -31 220 £42,500 -15.00% 65
West Midlands -68 141 £42,000 -1.18% 31
South West -43 137 £37,500 +7.14% 46
East of England -60 130 £42,500 -10.53% 41
East Midlands -7 120 £44,500 +18.67% 18
Yorkshire -81 105 £40,000 - 44
North East -32 22 £34,000 -9.33% 21
LAN
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 England region with a requirement for LAN.

1 1,462 (84.70%) WAN
2 896 (51.91%) Firewall
3 775 (44.90%) Microsoft
4 765 (44.32%) Windows
5 728 (42.18%) Cisco
6 716 (41.48%) Active Directory
7 662 (38.35%) Microsoft 365
8 573 (33.20%) Azure
9 504 (29.20%) VMware
10 483 (27.98%) Social Skills
11 471 (27.29%) Windows Server
12 416 (24.10%) VPN
13 390 (22.60%) DNS
14 389 (22.54%) TCP/IP
15 343 (19.87%) ITIL
16 337 (19.52%) Cisco Certification
17 336 (19.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 330 (19.12%) DHCP
19 321 (18.60%) VMware Infrastructure
20 300 (17.38%) Data Centre
21 293 (16.98%) Wi-Fi
22 276 (15.99%) Wireless
23 258 (14.95%) Hyper-V
24 254 (14.72%) Windows 10
25 235 (13.62%) Microsoft Office
26 224 (12.98%) CCNP
27 221 (12.80%) Linux
28 214 (12.40%) AWS
29 210 (12.17%) VLAN
30 204 (11.82%) CCNA

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 187 (10.83%) MS Exchange
2 138 (8.00%) SharePoint
3 64 (3.71%) IIS
4 41 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 34 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2010
6 21 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
7 17 (0.98%) Skype for Business
8 10 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 9 (0.52%) Confluence
9 9 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (0.35%) CMS
11 5 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.23%) Apache
12 4 (0.23%) SAS
13 3 (0.17%) nginx
13 3 (0.17%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
13 3 (0.17%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 235 (13.62%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (1.56%) MS Visio
3 17 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.058%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.058%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.058%) Weka
Business Applications
1 20 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.58%) Sentinel
3 9 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.17%) Exchequer
5 2 (0.12%) Magento
5 2 (0.12%) Sage 300 ERP
5 2 (0.12%) Sage CRM
6 1 (0.058%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.058%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.058%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 662 (38.35%) Microsoft 365
2 573 (33.20%) Azure
3 214 (12.40%) AWS
4 104 (6.03%) IaaS
5 91 (5.27%) Azure Active Directory
6 78 (4.52%) PaaS
7 68 (3.94%) SaaS
8 33 (1.91%) OneDrive
9 28 (1.62%) GCP
10 26 (1.51%) Power Platform
11 25 (1.45%) Mimecast
12 24 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
13 20 (1.16%) Azure Storage
14 15 (0.87%) Cloudflare
15 14 (0.81%) OpenShift
16 11 (0.64%) Amazon EKS
16 11 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
17 10 (0.58%) AWS CodeCommit
17 10 (0.58%) AWS CodePipeline
17 10 (0.58%) Azure Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 1,462 (84.70%) WAN
2 896 (51.91%) Firewall
3 416 (24.10%) VPN
4 390 (22.60%) DNS
5 389 (22.54%) TCP/IP
6 330 (19.12%) DHCP
7 293 (16.98%) Wi-Fi
8 276 (15.99%) Wireless
9 210 (12.17%) VLAN
10 193 (11.18%) Network Security
11 191 (11.07%) MPLS
12 159 (9.21%) VoIP
13 152 (8.81%) SAN
14 149 (8.63%) WLAN
15 122 (7.07%) BGP
16 111 (6.43%) Internet
17 109 (6.32%) OSPF
18 105 (6.08%) SD-WAN
19 94 (5.45%) Cisco ASA
20 84 (4.87%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (7.18%) SQL Server
2 29 (1.68%) MySQL
3 16 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (0.70%) MongoDB
5 10 (0.58%) Big Data
5 10 (0.58%) NoSQL
6 8 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
6 8 (0.46%) OLAP
6 8 (0.46%) OLTP
6 8 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (0.35%) Data Lake
7 6 (0.35%) DB2
8 5 (0.29%) MariaDB
8 5 (0.29%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.29%) SQL Server 2019
9 4 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (0.23%) MS Access
9 4 (0.23%) Power BI
10 3 (0.17%) Data Vault
10 3 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 34 (1.97%) JIRA
2 23 (1.33%) Git (software)
3 21 (1.22%) Jenkins
4 18 (1.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 11 (0.64%) GitLab
6 10 (0.58%) Bitbucket
6 10 (0.58%) Vagrant
7 8 (0.46%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.23%) eggPlant
8 4 (0.23%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.12%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.12%) Zephyr
10 1 (0.058%) Burp Suite
10 1 (0.058%) Metasploit
10 1 (0.058%) MSI
10 1 (0.058%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.058%) sqlmap
General
1 483 (27.98%) Social Skills
2 162 (9.39%) Telecoms
3 152 (8.81%) Finance
4 141 (8.17%) Analytical Skills
5 80 (4.63%) Banking
5 80 (4.63%) Manufacturing
6 61 (3.53%) Organisational Skills
7 57 (3.30%) Public Sector
8 46 (2.67%) Law
9 42 (2.43%) Legal
10 36 (2.09%) Retail
11 35 (2.03%) Documentation Skills
12 31 (1.80%) Marketing
13 21 (1.22%) Local Government
14 20 (1.16%) Presentation Skills
15 14 (0.81%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 14 (0.81%) Influencing Skills
16 13 (0.75%) Back Office
16 13 (0.75%) French Language
17 12 (0.70%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 368 (21.32%) Network Engineer
2 234 (13.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 187 (10.83%) Analyst
4 172 (9.97%) Support Engineer
5 143 (8.29%) IT Support
6 136 (7.88%) IT Engineer
7 119 (6.89%) Architect
8 106 (6.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 88 (5.10%) Senior Network Engineer
10 84 (4.87%) 2nd Line Support
11 83 (4.81%) Support Analyst
12 71 (4.11%) IT Manager
13 69 (4.00%) Consultant
14 64 (3.71%) Administrator
15 62 (3.59%) Infrastructure Manager
15 62 (3.59%) IT Support Engineer
16 60 (3.48%) 3rd Line Support
17 53 (3.07%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 49 (2.84%) Cisco Engineer
19 47 (2.72%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (1.56%) LDAP
2 17 (0.98%) .NET
2 17 (0.98%) 802.1X
3 14 (0.81%) JSON
4 10 (0.58%) .NET Core
4 10 (0.58%) AngularJS
4 10 (0.58%) ASP.NET
4 10 (0.58%) Django
4 10 (0.58%) Express
4 10 (0.58%) MEAN Stack
4 10 (0.58%) Node.js
4 10 (0.58%) Ruby on Rails
4 10 (0.58%) Web Services
5 5 (0.29%) HTML
5 5 (0.29%) SAML
5 5 (0.29%) SOAP
5 5 (0.29%) XMPP
6 4 (0.23%) EDI
6 4 (0.23%) ISPF
6 4 (0.23%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 300 (17.38%) Data Centre
2 87 (5.04%) Management Information System
3 83 (4.81%) Self-Motivation
4 70 (4.06%) Driving Licence
5 47 (2.72%) Public Cloud
6 43 (2.49%) Video Conferencing
7 34 (1.97%) Clustering
8 32 (1.85%) PKI
9 30 (1.74%) User Experience
10 22 (1.27%) Fibre Optics
11 20 (1.16%) Fat Client
11 20 (1.16%) Thin Client
12 16 (0.93%) Virtual Team
13 15 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
14 14 (0.81%) FMCG
14 14 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
15 13 (0.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 13 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
15 13 (0.75%) Private Cloud
16 12 (0.70%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 765 (44.32%) Windows
2 471 (27.29%) Windows Server
3 254 (14.72%) Windows 10
4 221 (12.80%) Linux
5 193 (11.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 170 (9.85%) Windows Server 2016
7 135 (7.82%) Windows Server 2019
8 123 (7.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 75 (4.35%) Windows 7
10 45 (2.61%) Android
11 44 (2.55%) Windows Server 2003
12 30 (1.74%) Apple iOS
12 30 (1.74%) Windows 8
13 28 (1.62%) Unix
14 24 (1.39%) Mac OS X
15 20 (1.16%) Mac OS
15 20 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 11 (0.64%) Debian
17 10 (0.58%) Ubuntu
18 7 (0.41%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 343 (19.87%) ITIL
2 336 (19.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 201 (11.65%) Problem-Solving
4 178 (10.31%) Project Management
5 159 (9.21%) Disaster Recovery
6 141 (8.17%) Service Delivery
7 136 (7.88%) Mentoring
8 110 (6.37%) Project Delivery
9 100 (5.79%) Migration
10 95 (5.50%) Change Management
11 94 (5.45%) Cybersecurity
12 86 (4.98%) Presales
13 82 (4.75%) Stakeholder Management
14 81 (4.69%) Agile Software Development
15 77 (4.46%) DevOps
16 76 (4.40%) Patch Management
17 75 (4.35%) Incident Management
18 73 (4.23%) Service Management
19 69 (4.00%) Business Continuity
20 68 (3.94%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 182 (10.54%) PowerShell
2 106 (6.14%) SQL
3 65 (3.77%) Python
4 29 (1.68%) C
5 25 (1.45%) Bash Shell
6 21 (1.22%) Perl
7 19 (1.10%) PHP
8 17 (0.98%) C#
9 15 (0.87%) C++
9 15 (0.87%) VB.NET
10 14 (0.81%) Java
10 14 (0.81%) JavaScript
11 10 (0.58%) Ruby
11 10 (0.58%) Shell Script
11 10 (0.58%) VB
12 8 (0.46%) Go
13 4 (0.23%) VBScript
14 1 (0.058%) Delphi
14 1 (0.058%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 337 (19.52%) Cisco Certification
2 224 (12.98%) CCNP
3 204 (11.82%) CCNA
4 137 (7.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 113 (6.55%) Degree
6 90 (5.21%) MCSE
7 74 (4.29%) Security Cleared
8 73 (4.23%) MCSA
9 63 (3.65%) CCIE
10 52 (3.01%) SC Cleared
11 41 (2.38%) JNCIA
12 38 (2.20%) CISSP
13 36 (2.09%) MCP
14 34 (1.97%) CCDP
15 27 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
16 26 (1.51%) CISM
17 24 (1.39%) MCITP
18 22 (1.27%) JNCIS
19 19 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
20 15 (0.87%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (8.23%) SLA
2 39 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (1.45%) PMO
4 23 (1.33%) GDPR
5 14 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials
6 13 (0.75%) PCI DSS
7 12 (0.70%) NIST
8 8 (0.46%) QA
9 6 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 6 (0.35%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.17%) Accessibility
10 3 (0.17%) NCSC
10 3 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.12%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.058%) GRC
12 1 (0.058%) IEC 61508
12 1 (0.058%) ITGC
12 1 (0.058%) SOC 2
System Software
1 716 (41.48%) Active Directory
2 321 (18.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 258 (14.95%) Hyper-V
4 73 (4.23%) vSphere
5 67 (3.88%) VMware ESXi
6 65 (3.77%) XenApp
7 32 (1.85%) Docker
8 31 (1.80%) XenDesktop
9 27 (1.56%) Terminal Server
10 22 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
11 19 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
12 18 (1.04%) VMware NSX
13 17 (0.98%) VMware Workstation
14 15 (0.87%) Virtual Desktop
15 10 (0.58%) BitLocker
16 9 (0.52%) VMware Server
17 8 (0.46%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 8 (0.46%) ProxySG
18 5 (0.29%) Firmware
18 5 (0.29%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 124 (7.18%) SCCM
2 100 (5.79%) Microsoft Intune
3 51 (2.95%) Ansible
4 48 (2.78%) Terraform
5 46 (2.67%) Single Sign-On
6 42 (2.43%) WSUS
7 32 (1.85%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 29 (1.68%) FortiGate
9 25 (1.45%) Kubernetes
10 23 (1.33%) Cisco CUCM
10 23 (1.33%) vCenter Server
11 21 (1.22%) Cisco Prime
12 17 (0.98%) NetBackup
13 16 (0.93%) Cisco UCCX
13 16 (0.93%) Puppet
14 14 (0.81%) Nagios
15 13 (0.75%) SolarWinds Orion
16 12 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
17 11 (0.64%) Backup Exec
17 11 (0.64%) Icinga
Vendors
1 775 (44.90%) Microsoft
2 728 (42.18%) Cisco
3 504 (29.20%) VMware
4 192 (11.12%) Citrix
5 148 (8.57%) Palo Alto
6 143 (8.29%) Juniper
7 133 (7.71%) Meraki
8 117 (6.78%) CheckPoint
9 108 (6.26%) HP
10 104 (6.03%) SolarWinds
11 99 (5.74%) Veeam
12 83 (4.81%) F5
13 82 (4.75%) Aruba
14 68 (3.94%) Dell
15 59 (3.42%) Apple
16 50 (2.90%) Fortinet
17 42 (2.43%) SonicWALL
18 40 (2.32%) Sophos
19 37 (2.14%) ServiceNow
20 34 (1.97%) Ruckus Wireless