Period
to 20 July 2019

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 20 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 141 158 141
Rank change year-on-year +17 -17 -24
Permanent jobs citing LAN 3,400 3,619 4,136
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.52% 2.21% 2.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.90% 14.52% 15.47%
Number of salaries quoted 2,721 2,979 3,463
England median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -1.16%
10th Percentile £24,500 £25,450 £24,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,100 £68,750
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% -1.18%

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 21,383 24,918 26,743
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.83% 15.24% 16.03%
Number of salaries quoted 16,160 19,850 21,822
England median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.16% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £45,024 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.18% +3.33% -

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for LAN in England

LAN
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LAN in England.

Salary trend for LAN in England

LAN
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in England over the 6 months to 20 July 2019.

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 20 July 2019. 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 +9 1,132 £50,000 -4.76% 174
South East +8 737 £40,000 -11.11% 150
North of England +28 626 £39,000 +4.00% 150
Midlands +7 401 £42,500 +6.25% 103
South West +42 299 £37,500 -1.32% 48
North West +13 287 £40,383 +0.96% 82
West Midlands +21 276 £42,500 +8.97% 59
Yorkshire +29 261 £38,000 +8.57% 46
East of England +37 209 £35,000 -17.65% 64
East Midlands -16 125 £32,500 -21.69% 43
North East +45 78 £34,000 +4.62% 22
LAN
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 2019, 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 3,022 (88.88%) WAN
2 1,606 (47.24%) Firewall
3 1,593 (46.85%) Cisco
4 1,514 (44.53%) Windows
5 1,182 (34.76%) Active Directory
6 1,144 (33.65%) Microsoft
7 1,052 (30.94%) Cisco Certification
8 899 (26.44%) VMware
9 876 (25.76%) Windows Server
10 850 (25.00%) Office 365
11 831 (24.44%) ITIL
12 768 (22.59%) CCNP
13 763 (22.44%) TCP/IP
14 700 (20.59%) VPN
15 677 (19.91%) Wireless
16 667 (19.62%) DNS
17 658 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
18 655 (19.26%) Data Centre
19 650 (19.12%) Microsoft Azure
20 570 (16.76%) Network Security
21 556 (16.35%) Microsoft Office
22 555 (16.32%) CCNA
23 522 (15.35%) DHCP
24 507 (14.91%) Citrix
25 490 (14.41%) Linux
26 475 (13.97%) MPLS
27 468 (13.76%) VoIP
28 465 (13.68%) Hyper-V
28 465 (13.68%) Problem-Solving
29 464 (13.65%) MS Exchange

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
1 464 (13.65%) MS Exchange
2 199 (5.85%) SharePoint
3 150 (4.41%) Skype for Business
4 131 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 125 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2013
6 107 (3.15%) IIS
7 44 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2007
8 31 (0.91%) Apache
9 23 (0.68%) Tomcat
10 18 (0.53%) IBM Notes
11 17 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
12 16 (0.47%) OpenStack
13 12 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 12 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
13 12 (0.35%) WebLogic
14 9 (0.26%) Apache Spark
14 9 (0.26%) SAS
15 8 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
16 6 (0.18%) Confluence
16 6 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 556 (16.35%) Microsoft Office
2 96 (2.82%) MS Visio
3 86 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
4 61 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 21 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.059%) iWork
7 1 (0.029%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 18 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.26%) Exchequer
4 7 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.21%) Q-Pulse
4 7 (0.21%) Sage CRM
5 6 (0.18%) JDE OneWorld
6 4 (0.12%) Cisco SocialMiner
6 4 (0.12%) SAP Business One
7 3 (0.088%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.088%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.059%) Sentinel
9 1 (0.029%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.029%) Magento
9 1 (0.029%) Pegasus Opera
9 1 (0.029%) Sage 1000
9 1 (0.029%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.029%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 850 (25.00%) Office 365
2 650 (19.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 415 (12.21%) Amazon AWS
4 121 (3.56%) IaaS
5 71 (2.09%) Azure Active Directory
6 64 (1.88%) PaaS
7 58 (1.71%) SaaS
8 50 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
9 38 (1.12%) Mimecast
10 26 (0.76%) G Suite
11 23 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
12 22 (0.65%) OpenShift
13 20 (0.59%) OneDrive
14 18 (0.53%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 18 (0.53%) IBM Cloud
14 18 (0.53%) SoftLayer
15 16 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
16 10 (0.29%) Amazon S3
16 10 (0.29%) GitHub
16 10 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3,022 (88.88%) WAN
2 1,606 (47.24%) Firewall
3 763 (22.44%) TCP/IP
4 700 (20.59%) VPN
5 677 (19.91%) Wireless
6 667 (19.62%) DNS
7 570 (16.76%) Network Security
8 522 (15.35%) DHCP
9 475 (13.97%) MPLS
10 468 (13.76%) VoIP
11 411 (12.09%) BGP
12 397 (11.68%) OSPF
13 362 (10.65%) Wi-Fi
14 341 (10.03%) WLAN
15 340 (10.00%) SAN
16 328 (9.65%) VLAN
17 327 (9.62%) Cisco ASA
18 284 (8.35%) Internet
19 225 (6.62%) Cisco Nexus
20 164 (4.82%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 277 (8.15%) SQL Server
2 52 (1.53%) MySQL
3 33 (0.97%) DB2
4 21 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
5 18 (0.53%) MongoDB
6 14 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
7 11 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (0.29%) NoSQL
9 9 (0.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 9 (0.26%) Hadoop
9 9 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
10 8 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
10 8 (0.24%) SQL Server 2014
11 7 (0.21%) SQL Server 2017
12 6 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (0.12%) Blockchain
13 4 (0.12%) Crystal Reports
13 4 (0.12%) Power BI
14 3 (0.088%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 31 (0.91%) MSI
2 17 (0.50%) JIRA
3 16 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 14 (0.41%) Jenkins
5 13 (0.38%) Git (software)
6 11 (0.32%) Subversion
7 9 (0.26%) Eclipse
7 9 (0.26%) Travis CI
8 8 (0.24%) Hudson
9 7 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (0.12%) InstallShield
11 3 (0.088%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.059%) AdminStudio
12 2 (0.059%) Bitbucket
12 2 (0.059%) JMeter
12 2 (0.059%) Selenium
13 1 (0.029%) Artifactory
13 1 (0.029%) Bugzilla
13 1 (0.029%) Gradle
General
1 433 (12.74%) Finance
2 245 (7.21%) Telecoms
3 159 (4.68%) Retail
4 88 (2.59%) Banking
5 85 (2.50%) Manufacturing
6 69 (2.03%) Law
7 55 (1.62%) Legal
8 50 (1.47%) Back Office
9 30 (0.88%) Financial Institution
9 30 (0.88%) Marketing
10 17 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
11 15 (0.44%) Advertising
12 14 (0.41%) Publishing
13 12 (0.35%) Aerospace
14 9 (0.26%) Front Office
14 9 (0.26%) Games
15 8 (0.24%) German Language
16 7 (0.21%) Electronics
17 6 (0.18%) Billing
17 6 (0.18%) French Language
Job Titles
1 776 (22.82%) Network Engineer
2 557 (16.38%) Analyst
3 360 (10.59%) Support Engineer
4 332 (9.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 251 (7.38%) Architect
6 237 (6.97%) IT Support
7 209 (6.15%) Support Analyst
8 207 (6.09%) IT Engineer
9 200 (5.88%) Consultant
10 186 (5.47%) Senior Network Engineer
11 161 (4.74%) 2nd Line Support
12 136 (4.00%) Cisco Engineer
13 134 (3.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 125 (3.68%) 3rd Line Support
15 122 (3.59%) Administrator
16 121 (3.56%) Service Analyst
17 120 (3.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
18 118 (3.47%) IT Analyst
19 115 (3.38%) Project Manager
20 114 (3.35%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (1.71%) LDAP
2 44 (1.29%) Web Services
3 41 (1.21%) 802.1X
4 38 (1.12%) .NET
5 32 (0.94%) XMPP
6 25 (0.74%) XML
7 14 (0.41%) SOAP
8 11 (0.32%) FIX Protocol
9 10 (0.29%) LAMP
9 10 (0.29%) Middleware
10 9 (0.26%) Kafka
10 9 (0.26%) Node.js
10 9 (0.26%) React
11 7 (0.21%) HTML
12 6 (0.18%) EDI
12 6 (0.18%) EDIFACT
13 4 (0.12%) Apache Flex
13 4 (0.12%) CSS
13 4 (0.12%) Software Packaging
14 3 (0.088%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 655 (19.26%) Data Centre
2 283 (8.32%) Analytical Skills
3 227 (6.68%) Self-Motivation
4 182 (5.35%) Management Information System
5 135 (3.97%) Driving Licence
6 98 (2.88%) Public Cloud
7 94 (2.76%) Video Conferencing
8 72 (2.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 58 (1.71%) Replication
10 57 (1.68%) Fat Client
10 57 (1.68%) Thin Client
11 55 (1.62%) Clustering
12 49 (1.44%) PKI
13 46 (1.35%) CMDB
13 46 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
13 46 (1.35%) iPhone
14 43 (1.26%) Smartphone
15 31 (0.91%) Mobile Computing
16 29 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
16 29 (0.85%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,514 (44.53%) Windows
2 876 (25.76%) Windows Server
3 490 (14.41%) Linux
4 453 (13.32%) Windows 10
4 453 (13.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 353 (10.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 348 (10.24%) Windows 7
7 137 (4.03%) Unix
8 119 (3.50%) Windows 8
9 103 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
10 85 (2.50%) Android
11 61 (1.79%) Mac OS X
12 57 (1.68%) CentOS
13 49 (1.44%) Apple iOS
14 33 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 33 (0.97%) Ubuntu
15 32 (0.94%) Windows XP
16 23 (0.68%) Mac OS
17 16 (0.47%) AIX
18 15 (0.44%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 831 (24.44%) ITIL
2 465 (13.68%) Problem-Solving
3 429 (12.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 282 (8.29%) Service Delivery
5 264 (7.76%) Network Design
6 250 (7.35%) Migration
7 237 (6.97%) Project Management
8 198 (5.82%) Mentoring
9 195 (5.74%) Presales
10 186 (5.47%) Change Management
11 182 (5.35%) Network Monitoring
12 175 (5.15%) Load Balancing
13 166 (4.88%) Service Management
14 152 (4.47%) Agile Software Development
14 152 (4.47%) Time Management
15 151 (4.44%) Cybersecurity
16 150 (4.41%) Incident Management
17 147 (4.32%) Disaster Recovery
17 147 (4.32%) Network Management
18 146 (4.29%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 298 (8.76%) SQL
2 194 (5.71%) PowerShell
3 79 (2.32%) Python
4 58 (1.71%) C
5 35 (1.03%) Perl
6 34 (1.00%) Bash Shell
7 23 (0.68%) Java
8 22 (0.65%) C#
9 15 (0.44%) VB.NET
10 12 (0.35%) VB
11 10 (0.29%) Scala
11 10 (0.29%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.18%) C++
12 6 (0.18%) RPG
12 6 (0.18%) RPG IV
12 6 (0.18%) Ruby
12 6 (0.18%) VBScript
13 5 (0.15%) JavaScript
13 5 (0.15%) PHP
13 5 (0.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1,052 (30.94%) Cisco Certification
2 768 (22.59%) CCNP
3 555 (16.32%) CCNA
4 375 (11.03%) Degree
5 270 (7.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 191 (5.62%) CCIE
7 189 (5.56%) Security Cleared
8 169 (4.97%) MCSE
9 111 (3.26%) SC Cleared
10 101 (2.97%) CCDP
11 95 (2.79%) MCSA
12 84 (2.47%) CCSA
12 84 (2.47%) MCP
13 67 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
14 63 (1.85%) CCSE
15 61 (1.79%) TOGAF Certification
16 57 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
17 47 (1.38%) Check Point Certification
18 46 (1.35%) DV Cleared
18 46 (1.35%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 294 (8.65%) SLA
2 156 (4.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 70 (2.06%) ISO 9001
4 49 (1.44%) ISO 22301
5 46 (1.35%) PCI DSS
6 38 (1.12%) QA
7 30 (0.88%) GDPR
8 18 (0.53%) PMO
9 15 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
10 14 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 13 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 11 (0.32%) COBIT
12 11 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 9 (0.26%) NIST
14 7 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 3 (0.088%) Data Quality
16 2 (0.059%) GAMP
16 2 (0.059%) HIPAA
16 2 (0.059%) ITGC
16 2 (0.059%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 1,182 (34.76%) Active Directory
2 658 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 465 (13.68%) Hyper-V
4 150 (4.41%) XenApp
5 94 (2.76%) vSphere
6 93 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
7 71 (2.09%) XenDesktop
8 54 (1.59%) Terminal Services
9 49 (1.44%) Microsoft App-V
10 47 (1.38%) Docker
11 43 (1.26%) Virtual Servers
12 41 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
13 36 (1.06%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 29 (0.85%) VMware NSX
15 21 (0.62%) DFS Replication
15 21 (0.62%) Firmware
15 21 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
16 15 (0.44%) Terminal Server
17 12 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
17 12 (0.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 234 (6.88%) SCCM
2 107 (3.15%) WSUS
3 81 (2.38%) Cisco Prime
4 55 (1.62%) Backup Exec
4 55 (1.62%) Puppet
5 53 (1.56%) Ansible
5 53 (1.56%) Cisco CUCM
6 44 (1.29%) Microsoft Intune
7 40 (1.18%) Nagios
8 39 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
9 35 (1.03%) vCenter Server
10 33 (0.97%) Kubernetes
11 30 (0.88%) SCOM
12 29 (0.85%) FortiGate
12 29 (0.85%) IBM BigFix
13 27 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
14 21 (0.62%) ZABBIX
15 18 (0.53%) Microsoft Clustering
15 18 (0.53%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 18 (0.53%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1,593 (46.85%) Cisco
2 1,144 (33.65%) Microsoft
3 899 (26.44%) VMware
4 507 (14.91%) Citrix
5 429 (12.62%) CheckPoint
6 369 (10.85%) Juniper
7 263 (7.74%) HP
8 236 (6.94%) Palo Alto
9 227 (6.68%) Meraki
10 213 (6.26%) SolarWinds
11 197 (5.79%) Fortinet
12 168 (4.94%) F5
13 165 (4.85%) Dell
14 143 (4.21%) NetApp
15 130 (3.82%) Avaya
16 110 (3.24%) Veeam
17 91 (2.68%) Red Hat
18 90 (2.65%) Aruba
19 80 (2.35%) Apple
20 72 (2.12%) IBM