Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
UK > England
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 130 151 147
Rank change year-on-year +21 -4 -32
Permanent jobs citing LAN 3,356 3,428 3,996
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.65% 2.25% 2.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.93% 15.05% 15.27%
Number of salaries quoted 2,624 2,767 3,344
England median annual salary £42,500 £43,752 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% -
10th Percentile £23,750 £25,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £72,500 £68,750
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 19,822 22,776 26,161
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.66% 14.94% 16.01%
Number of salaries quoted 15,381 18,133 21,409
England median annual salary £46,809 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.45% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £45,750 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.68% +5.56% -

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +40 1,150 £50,000 -4.76% 143
South East +15 729 £42,000 -1.18% 132
North of England +14 526 £37,500 - 110
Midlands +29 467 £40,000 +4.58% 94
West Midlands +31 311 £43,500 +16.00% 57
North West +20 279 £38,750 -3.13% 63
East of England +24 239 £36,500 -3.95% 40
South West +15 239 £35,000 -7.89% 59
Yorkshire +15 219 £38,000 +8.57% 35
East Midlands +9 156 £34,650 -15.49% 37
North East +9 28 £24,000 -20.00% 12
LAN
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 3,002 (89.45%) WAN
2 1,642 (48.93%) Firewall
3 1,627 (48.48%) Cisco
4 1,410 (42.01%) Windows
5 1,145 (34.12%) Active Directory
6 1,139 (33.94%) Cisco Certification
7 1,132 (33.73%) Microsoft
8 878 (26.16%) VMware
9 821 (24.46%) CCNP
10 813 (24.23%) Office 365
11 799 (23.81%) ITIL
12 783 (23.33%) TCP/IP
13 769 (22.91%) Windows Server
14 710 (21.16%) Data Centre
15 680 (20.26%) VPN
16 676 (20.14%) DNS
17 672 (20.02%) Wireless
18 665 (19.82%) Azure
19 630 (18.77%) VMware Infrastructure
20 627 (18.68%) Network Security
21 594 (17.70%) CCNA
22 580 (17.28%) DHCP
23 521 (15.52%) MPLS
24 498 (14.84%) Citrix
25 488 (14.54%) Linux
26 479 (14.27%) Microsoft Office
27 456 (13.59%) Windows 10
28 435 (12.96%) MS Exchange
29 429 (12.78%) Problem-Solving
30 422 (12.57%) VoIP

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
1 435 (12.96%) MS Exchange
2 186 (5.54%) SharePoint
3 175 (5.21%) Skype for Business
4 133 (3.96%) Exchange Server 2013
5 99 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2010
6 72 (2.15%) IIS
7 30 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
8 24 (0.72%) IBM Notes
9 22 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
10 15 (0.45%) Apache
11 12 (0.36%) OpenStack
11 12 (0.36%) SAS
12 11 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
13 10 (0.30%) WebSphere
14 8 (0.24%) Tomcat
15 7 (0.21%) IBM Domino
16 6 (0.18%) JBoss
16 6 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 5 (0.15%) Confluence
17 5 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 479 (14.27%) Microsoft Office
2 102 (3.04%) MS Visio
3 62 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
4 46 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.089%) SketchUp
7 2 (0.060%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.030%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 23 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 11 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.27%) Exchequer
4 7 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.21%) Q-Pulse
4 7 (0.21%) Sage CRM
5 5 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.12%) Cisco SocialMiner
6 4 (0.12%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.060%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.060%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.060%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 1 (0.030%) Pegasus Opera
8 1 (0.030%) Sage 1000
8 1 (0.030%) Sage X3
8 1 (0.030%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.030%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 813 (24.23%) Office 365
2 665 (19.82%) Azure
3 403 (12.01%) AWS
4 102 (3.04%) IaaS
5 74 (2.21%) SaaS
6 61 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
7 58 (1.73%) PaaS
8 47 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
9 36 (1.07%) OneDrive
10 31 (0.92%) G Suite
10 31 (0.92%) Mimecast
11 30 (0.89%) GCP
12 20 (0.60%) OpenShift
13 17 (0.51%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 16 (0.48%) IBM Cloud
14 16 (0.48%) SoftLayer
15 14 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 12 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
17 8 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
18 7 (0.21%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 3,002 (89.45%) WAN
2 1,642 (48.93%) Firewall
3 783 (23.33%) TCP/IP
4 680 (20.26%) VPN
5 676 (20.14%) DNS
6 672 (20.02%) Wireless
7 627 (18.68%) Network Security
8 580 (17.28%) DHCP
9 521 (15.52%) MPLS
10 422 (12.57%) VoIP
11 420 (12.51%) OSPF
12 406 (12.10%) BGP
13 390 (11.62%) Wi-Fi
14 364 (10.85%) WLAN
15 324 (9.65%) SAN
16 319 (9.51%) Internet
17 312 (9.30%) Cisco ASA
18 307 (9.15%) VLAN
19 185 (5.51%) Cisco Nexus
20 184 (5.48%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 209 (6.23%) SQL Server
2 43 (1.28%) DB2
3 33 (0.98%) MySQL
4 16 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
5 13 (0.39%) Oracle Database
6 12 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (0.27%) SQL Server 2014
7 9 (0.27%) SQL Server 2016
8 8 (0.24%) MongoDB
9 7 (0.21%) NoSQL
9 7 (0.21%) SQL Server 2017
10 6 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (0.18%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.15%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.12%) Amazon Athena
13 3 (0.089%) Oracle Database 12c
13 3 (0.089%) SQL Server 2005
14 2 (0.060%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 42 (1.25%) MSI
2 33 (0.98%) Git (software)
3 30 (0.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 21 (0.63%) Jenkins
4 21 (0.63%) Subversion
5 19 (0.57%) JIRA
6 7 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (0.18%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.15%) Hudson
9 4 (0.12%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.089%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.060%) InstallShield
11 2 (0.060%) JMeter
11 2 (0.060%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.060%) Selenium
11 2 (0.060%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.030%) Bugzilla
12 1 (0.030%) Travis CI
General
1 396 (11.80%) Finance
2 294 (8.76%) Telecoms
3 162 (4.83%) Retail
4 125 (3.72%) Public Sector
5 93 (2.77%) Banking
6 73 (2.18%) Manufacturing
7 55 (1.64%) Law
8 45 (1.34%) Legal
9 33 (0.98%) Aerospace
10 22 (0.66%) Marketing
11 21 (0.63%) Back Office
12 19 (0.57%) Financial Institution
13 13 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
14 11 (0.33%) Fire and Rescue
14 11 (0.33%) Front Office
14 11 (0.33%) German Language
14 11 (0.33%) Police
14 11 (0.33%) Publishing
15 10 (0.30%) French Language
16 8 (0.24%) Games
Job Titles
1 828 (24.67%) Network Engineer
2 555 (16.54%) Analyst
3 369 (11.00%) Support Engineer
4 322 (9.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 314 (9.36%) IT Support
6 236 (7.03%) Architect
7 224 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
8 220 (6.56%) IT Engineer
8 220 (6.56%) Support Analyst
9 212 (6.32%) Consultant
10 169 (5.04%) 2nd Line Support
11 138 (4.11%) IT Analyst
12 137 (4.08%) Cisco Engineer
13 133 (3.96%) IT Support Engineer
14 126 (3.75%) Security Engineer
15 123 (3.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 120 (3.58%) Cisco Network Engineer
16 120 (3.58%) Network Consultant
17 113 (3.37%) Network Security Engineer
18 112 (3.34%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (1.61%) LDAP
2 53 (1.58%) 802.1X
3 36 (1.07%) Web Services
4 22 (0.66%) XML
5 21 (0.63%) LAMP
5 21 (0.63%) SOAP
6 19 (0.57%) FIX Protocol
7 18 (0.54%) .NET
8 16 (0.48%) XMPP
9 14 (0.42%) Middleware
10 10 (0.30%) WebSphere MQ
11 8 (0.24%) Software Packaging
12 6 (0.18%) JSON
13 5 (0.15%) COM
13 5 (0.15%) HTML
14 4 (0.12%) SAML
15 3 (0.089%) CSS
15 3 (0.089%) Kafka
15 3 (0.089%) Natural Language Processing
15 3 (0.089%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 710 (21.16%) Data Centre
2 291 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
3 211 (6.29%) Management Information System
4 189 (5.63%) Self-Motivation
5 123 (3.67%) Driving Licence
6 96 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
7 87 (2.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 80 (2.38%) Replication
9 67 (2.00%) Public Cloud
10 62 (1.85%) Clustering
11 57 (1.70%) iPhone
12 52 (1.55%) Smartphone
13 51 (1.52%) PKI
14 44 (1.31%) Fat Client
14 44 (1.31%) Thin Client
15 43 (1.28%) Mobile Computing
16 38 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
17 32 (0.95%) Private Cloud
18 31 (0.92%) CMDB
19 28 (0.83%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1,410 (42.01%) Windows
2 769 (22.91%) Windows Server
3 488 (14.54%) Linux
4 456 (13.59%) Windows 10
5 387 (11.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 353 (10.52%) Windows 7
7 269 (8.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 146 (4.35%) Unix
9 110 (3.28%) Android
10 90 (2.68%) Windows Server 2003
11 85 (2.53%) Windows 8
12 65 (1.94%) Mac OS X
13 56 (1.67%) Apple iOS
14 44 (1.31%) CentOS
15 39 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 32 (0.95%) Ubuntu
17 27 (0.80%) Mac OS
18 17 (0.51%) Windows Vista
19 16 (0.48%) Solaris
20 10 (0.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 799 (23.81%) ITIL
2 429 (12.78%) Problem-Solving
3 409 (12.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 265 (7.90%) Network Design
5 236 (7.03%) Migration
6 232 (6.91%) Change Management
7 223 (6.64%) Project Management
8 214 (6.38%) Service Delivery
9 208 (6.20%) Project Delivery
10 193 (5.75%) Load Balancing
11 190 (5.66%) Mentoring
12 187 (5.57%) Network Management
13 179 (5.33%) Presales
14 173 (5.15%) Service Management
15 172 (5.13%) Network Monitoring
16 171 (5.10%) Disaster Recovery
17 165 (4.92%) Cybersecurity
18 160 (4.77%) Information Security
19 147 (4.38%) Problem Management
20 145 (4.32%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 235 (7.00%) SQL
2 176 (5.24%) PowerShell
3 68 (2.03%) Python
4 44 (1.31%) Bash Shell
5 34 (1.01%) C
6 23 (0.69%) Perl
7 13 (0.39%) Shell Script
8 8 (0.24%) PHP
9 7 (0.21%) C#
9 7 (0.21%) JavaScript
10 6 (0.18%) VB.NET
10 6 (0.18%) VBScript
11 4 (0.12%) Ruby
12 3 (0.089%) C++
12 3 (0.089%) Java
12 3 (0.089%) Scala
12 3 (0.089%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.060%) Go
13 2 (0.060%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.060%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1,139 (33.94%) Cisco Certification
2 821 (24.46%) CCNP
3 594 (17.70%) CCNA
4 399 (11.89%) Degree
5 294 (8.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 201 (5.99%) CCIE
7 198 (5.90%) MCSE
8 144 (4.29%) Security Cleared
9 125 (3.72%) CCDP
10 107 (3.19%) MCP
11 101 (3.01%) MCSA
12 99 (2.95%) CCSA
13 98 (2.92%) SC Cleared
14 70 (2.09%) JNCIS
15 65 (1.94%) CCSE
16 62 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
17 61 (1.82%) Check Point Certification
18 57 (1.70%) JNCIA
18 57 (1.70%) TOGAF Certification
19 51 (1.52%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 228 (6.79%) SLA
2 159 (4.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 71 (2.12%) PCI DSS
4 50 (1.49%) ISO 9001
5 37 (1.10%) ISO 22301
6 31 (0.92%) NIST
7 28 (0.83%) GDPR
8 23 (0.69%) QA
9 17 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
10 16 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 15 (0.45%) PMO
12 13 (0.39%) NIST 800
13 10 (0.30%) COBIT
13 10 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 8 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 8 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 3 (0.089%) Solvency II
16 2 (0.060%) Data Quality
16 2 (0.060%) DICOM
16 2 (0.060%) ITGC
System Software
1 1,145 (34.12%) Active Directory
2 630 (18.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 369 (11.00%) Hyper-V
4 135 (4.02%) XenApp
5 108 (3.22%) VMware ESXi
6 101 (3.01%) vSphere
7 58 (1.73%) XenDesktop
8 52 (1.55%) Terminal Services
9 51 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
10 47 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
11 45 (1.34%) VMware NSX
12 43 (1.28%) Docker
12 43 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
13 32 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
14 30 (0.89%) Firmware
15 29 (0.86%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 21 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
17 14 (0.42%) DFS Replication
18 13 (0.39%) BitLocker
19 10 (0.30%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 245 (7.30%) SCCM
2 84 (2.50%) WSUS
3 60 (1.79%) Cisco Prime
3 60 (1.79%) Puppet
4 54 (1.61%) Ansible
4 54 (1.61%) Backup Exec
5 52 (1.55%) Microsoft Intune
6 47 (1.40%) FortiGate
7 41 (1.22%) vCenter Server
8 40 (1.19%) Nagios
9 37 (1.10%) Cisco CUCM
9 37 (1.10%) Kubernetes
10 33 (0.98%) SCOM
10 33 (0.98%) ZABBIX
11 29 (0.86%) IBM BigFix
12 28 (0.83%) SolarWinds Orion
13 27 (0.80%) Nessus
14 24 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
15 22 (0.66%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 22 (0.66%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1,627 (48.48%) Cisco
2 1,132 (33.73%) Microsoft
3 878 (26.16%) VMware
4 498 (14.84%) Citrix
5 409 (12.19%) CheckPoint
6 340 (10.13%) Juniper
7 270 (8.05%) Palo Alto
8 247 (7.36%) Meraki
9 236 (7.03%) HP
10 224 (6.67%) Fortinet
11 215 (6.41%) SolarWinds
12 185 (5.51%) F5
13 128 (3.81%) Veeam
14 113 (3.37%) Dell
15 109 (3.25%) Aruba
15 109 (3.25%) NetApp
16 99 (2.95%) Red Hat
17 76 (2.26%) Avaya
18 73 (2.18%) Brocade
19 72 (2.15%) Apple