Period
to 22 February 2018

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 22 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 156 113 108
Rank change year-on-year -43 -5 -6
Permanent jobs citing LAN 3,688 4,550 5,507
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.24% 2.75% 2.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.63% 16.42% 16.61%
Number of salaries quoted 3,051 3,752 4,855
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -2.30% +8.75%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £71,250
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year - -2.30% +8.75%

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 25,207 27,704 33,154
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.30% 16.72% 16.80%
Number of salaries quoted 20,539 22,654 27,725
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £73,750 £71,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 22 February 2018.

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 22 February 2018. 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 -35 1,262 £50,000 - 154
South East -41 856 £42,500 -1.16% 93
North of England -9 608 £36,500 -2.67% 117
Midlands -27 420 £37,500 -11.76% 81
East of England -21 330 £45,000 +5.88% 45
North West +4 328 £37,500 -6.25% 73
West Midlands -15 291 £37,500 -6.25% 35
Yorkshire -33 233 £36,000 +0.21% 40
South West -39 226 £37,500 +15.38% 33
East Midlands -48 126 £40,000 -5.88% 46
North East +14 47 £35,000 +7.69% 4
LAN
UK

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, 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 3,282 (88.99%) WAN
2 1,842 (49.95%) Cisco
3 1,768 (47.94%) Windows
4 1,636 (44.36%) Firewall
5 1,378 (37.36%) VMware
6 1,364 (36.98%) Active Directory
7 1,335 (36.20%) Microsoft
8 1,059 (28.71%) Windows Server
9 1,014 (27.49%) Cisco Certification
10 986 (26.74%) ITIL
11 921 (24.97%) VPN
12 920 (24.95%) VMware Infrastructure
13 827 (22.42%) TCP/IP
14 813 (22.04%) Data Centre
15 809 (21.94%) DNS
16 721 (19.55%) MS Exchange
17 661 (17.92%) Citrix
18 647 (17.54%) DHCP
19 640 (17.35%) Wireless
20 638 (17.30%) CCNP
21 629 (17.06%) Office 365
22 615 (16.68%) CCNA
23 580 (15.73%) Windows Server 2008
24 573 (15.54%) Finance
25 568 (15.40%) VoIP
26 563 (15.27%) Hyper-V
27 553 (14.99%) Windows Server 2012
28 526 (14.26%) Microsoft Office
29 500 (13.56%) MPLS
30 463 (12.55%) SAN

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
1 721 (19.55%) MS Exchange
2 269 (7.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 166 (4.50%) SharePoint
4 156 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2013
5 146 (3.96%) Skype for Business
6 113 (3.06%) IIS
7 110 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2007
8 61 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2003
9 46 (1.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 41 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
11 31 (0.84%) Apache
12 25 (0.68%) CMS
13 24 (0.65%) OpenStack
14 23 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
15 21 (0.57%) Tomcat
16 15 (0.41%) IBM Notes
17 12 (0.33%) WebSphere
18 11 (0.30%) JBoss
19 10 (0.27%) Oracle Service Bus
19 10 (0.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 526 (14.26%) Microsoft Office
2 55 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 37 (1.00%) Microsoft Project
4 35 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 34 (0.92%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.081%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.054%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.027%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.027%) LibreOffice
8 1 (0.027%) Mozilla Thunderbird
8 1 (0.027%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 11 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.081%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.081%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.081%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.081%) Pegasus Opera
4 2 (0.054%) Sage X3
4 2 (0.054%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.027%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.027%) Eikon
5 1 (0.027%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (0.027%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 629 (17.06%) Office 365
2 423 (11.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 314 (8.51%) Amazon AWS
4 112 (3.04%) IaaS
5 103 (2.79%) SaaS
6 84 (2.28%) PaaS
7 35 (0.95%) G Suite
8 33 (0.89%) Mimecast
9 30 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
10 29 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
11 25 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
12 23 (0.62%) IBM Cloud
13 21 (0.57%) Amazon S3
14 18 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 18 (0.49%) Bluemix
14 18 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 17 (0.46%) AWS CloudTrail
16 16 (0.43%) Akamai
17 15 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
18 13 (0.35%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3,282 (88.99%) WAN
2 1,636 (44.36%) Firewall
3 921 (24.97%) VPN
4 827 (22.42%) TCP/IP
5 809 (21.94%) DNS
6 647 (17.54%) DHCP
7 640 (17.35%) Wireless
8 568 (15.40%) VoIP
9 500 (13.56%) MPLS
10 463 (12.55%) SAN
11 436 (11.82%) VLAN
12 428 (11.61%) Network Security
13 411 (11.14%) BGP
14 401 (10.87%) Cisco ASA
15 391 (10.60%) Wi-Fi
16 374 (10.14%) OSPF
17 370 (10.03%) WLAN
18 271 (7.35%) Cisco Nexus
19 246 (6.67%) EIGRP
20 230 (6.24%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 359 (9.73%) SQL Server
2 52 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (0.84%) MySQL
4 27 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
5 26 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
6 24 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
7 22 (0.60%) Big Data
8 21 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
9 18 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
10 16 (0.43%) Relational Database
11 13 (0.35%) Oracle Database
12 9 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (0.22%) DTS
13 8 (0.22%) NoSQL
14 5 (0.14%) MongoDB
14 5 (0.14%) Power BI
14 5 (0.14%) SQL Server 2016
15 4 (0.11%) Amazon Redshift
15 4 (0.11%) Crystal Reports
15 4 (0.11%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 51 (1.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 36 (0.98%) Git (software)
3 20 (0.54%) Jenkins
4 15 (0.41%) TeamCity
5 12 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (0.22%) JIRA
6 8 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
7 7 (0.19%) Subversion
8 6 (0.16%) Selenium
9 5 (0.14%) Burp Suite
10 4 (0.11%) Artifactory
10 4 (0.11%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.081%) Mercurial
11 3 (0.081%) Robot Framework
11 3 (0.081%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (0.054%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.054%) JMeter
12 2 (0.054%) Metasploit
12 2 (0.054%) NUnit
12 2 (0.054%) SpecFlow
General
1 573 (15.54%) Finance
2 269 (7.29%) Telecoms
3 139 (3.77%) Retail
4 89 (2.41%) Law
5 72 (1.95%) Legal
6 66 (1.79%) Marketing
7 65 (1.76%) Advertising
8 63 (1.71%) Financial Institution
9 61 (1.65%) Manufacturing
10 59 (1.60%) Banking
11 39 (1.06%) Publishing
12 28 (0.76%) Back Office
13 20 (0.54%) Investment Banking
14 19 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
15 15 (0.41%) Games
16 14 (0.38%) Automotive
16 14 (0.38%) Multimedia
17 13 (0.35%) Front Office
18 10 (0.27%) Electronics
19 7 (0.19%) Military
Job Titles
1 820 (22.23%) Network Engineer
2 478 (12.96%) Analyst
3 442 (11.98%) Support Engineer
4 371 (10.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 290 (7.86%) Architect
6 232 (6.29%) IT Support
7 228 (6.18%) Senior Network Engineer
8 214 (5.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 186 (5.04%) Support Analyst
10 180 (4.88%) Cisco Engineer
10 180 (4.88%) IT Engineer
11 168 (4.56%) Consultant
12 156 (4.23%) 2nd Line Support
12 156 (4.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 155 (4.20%) 3rd Line Support
14 141 (3.82%) Security Engineer
15 139 (3.77%) Infrastructure Manager
16 116 (3.15%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 115 (3.12%) Systems Engineer
18 110 (2.98%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (2.68%) Web Services
2 52 (1.41%) 802.1X
3 50 (1.36%) HTML
4 47 (1.27%) XML
5 44 (1.19%) Middleware
6 23 (0.62%) JSON
7 19 (0.52%) .NET
8 16 (0.43%) FIX Protocol
9 14 (0.38%) CSS
9 14 (0.38%) LDAP
10 9 (0.24%) LAMP
10 9 (0.24%) REST
10 9 (0.24%) SAP Basis
10 9 (0.24%) WAP
11 8 (0.22%) SOAP
11 8 (0.22%) WSH
12 7 (0.19%) POSIX
12 7 (0.19%) WebSphere MQ
12 7 (0.19%) XMPP
13 6 (0.16%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 813 (22.04%) Data Centre
2 222 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
3 167 (4.53%) Driving Licence
4 140 (3.80%) Management Information System
5 131 (3.55%) Computer Science
6 87 (2.36%) Public Cloud
7 83 (2.25%) Video Conferencing
8 79 (2.14%) Clustering
9 73 (1.98%) Blackberry
10 59 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
10 59 (1.60%) Hedge funds
11 48 (1.30%) Cyberthreat
11 48 (1.30%) Fat Client
11 48 (1.30%) Thin Client
12 43 (1.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 41 (1.11%) Mobile Computing
14 40 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
15 38 (1.03%) Replication
16 36 (0.98%) Private Cloud
17 34 (0.92%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 1,768 (47.94%) Windows
2 1,059 (28.71%) Windows Server
3 580 (15.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 553 (14.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 432 (11.71%) Linux
6 404 (10.95%) Windows 7
7 332 (9.00%) Windows 10
8 194 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 149 (4.04%) Unix
10 134 (3.63%) Windows 8
11 100 (2.71%) Windows XP
12 82 (2.22%) Android
13 58 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 50 (1.36%) Apple iOS
15 49 (1.33%) CentOS
16 46 (1.25%) Mac OS X
17 42 (1.14%) Ubuntu
18 24 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
19 22 (0.60%) Solaris
20 20 (0.54%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 986 (26.74%) ITIL
2 301 (8.16%) Project Management
3 245 (6.64%) Disaster Recovery
4 235 (6.37%) Service Delivery
5 231 (6.26%) Service Management
6 228 (6.18%) Incident Management
7 212 (5.75%) Load Balancing
8 204 (5.53%) Change Management
9 198 (5.37%) Network Management
10 196 (5.31%) Presales
11 194 (5.26%) Network Design
12 183 (4.96%) Network Monitoring
13 181 (4.91%) PRINCE2
14 169 (4.58%) Mentoring
15 155 (4.20%) Migration
16 149 (4.04%) Agile Software Development
17 131 (3.55%) Root Cause Analysis
18 125 (3.39%) Kalman Filter
19 122 (3.31%) Stakeholder Management
20 120 (3.25%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 293 (7.94%) SQL
2 229 (6.21%) PowerShell
3 143 (3.88%) Python
4 59 (1.60%) Bash Shell
5 56 (1.52%) C
5 56 (1.52%) Perl
6 35 (0.95%) Java
7 33 (0.89%) PHP
8 25 (0.68%) T-SQL
9 23 (0.62%) VBScript
10 21 (0.57%) Ruby
10 21 (0.57%) Shell Script
11 14 (0.38%) JavaScript
12 13 (0.35%) C#
12 13 (0.35%) C++
13 10 (0.27%) VB
14 7 (0.19%) Tcl
15 3 (0.081%) AWK
15 3 (0.081%) Korn
15 3 (0.081%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1,014 (27.49%) Cisco Certification
2 638 (17.30%) CCNP
3 615 (16.68%) CCNA
4 428 (11.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 303 (8.22%) Degree
6 265 (7.19%) MCSE
7 205 (5.56%) Security Cleared
8 190 (5.15%) MCSA
9 146 (3.96%) CCIE
10 145 (3.93%) SC Cleared
11 139 (3.77%) MCP
12 123 (3.34%) DV Cleared
13 89 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
14 78 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
15 77 (2.09%) CCDP
16 70 (1.90%) CISSP
17 62 (1.68%) MCITP
18 52 (1.41%) JNCIP
19 49 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 40 (1.08%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 314 (8.51%) SLA
2 100 (2.71%) PCI DSS
3 96 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 53 (1.44%) PMO
5 28 (0.76%) QA
6 24 (0.65%) GDPR
7 21 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
8 19 (0.52%) COBIT
9 16 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 11 (0.30%) ISO 9001
11 8 (0.22%) NIST 800
12 4 (0.11%) Data Quality
13 3 (0.081%) GCP
13 3 (0.081%) ISO 14001
14 2 (0.054%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 2 (0.054%) ISAE 3402
14 2 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 1 (0.027%) ISO 31000
15 1 (0.027%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 1 (0.027%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1,364 (36.98%) Active Directory
2 920 (24.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 563 (15.27%) Hyper-V
4 188 (5.10%) vSphere
5 174 (4.72%) VMware ESXi
6 161 (4.37%) XenApp
7 71 (1.93%) XenDesktop
8 64 (1.74%) Terminal Services
9 53 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
10 40 (1.08%) VMware NSX
11 37 (1.00%) Docker
11 37 (1.00%) XenServer
12 36 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
13 22 (0.60%) Firmware
14 21 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
15 16 (0.43%) Terminal Server
16 13 (0.35%) NFS
17 12 (0.33%) DFS Replication
17 12 (0.33%) MetaFrame
18 11 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 225 (6.10%) SCCM
2 116 (3.15%) Nagios
3 84 (2.28%) Backup Exec
4 83 (2.25%) Puppet
5 65 (1.76%) Cisco Prime
6 62 (1.68%) Ansible
7 61 (1.65%) vCenter Server
8 58 (1.57%) WSUS
9 54 (1.46%) FortiGate
10 51 (1.38%) Opsview
11 50 (1.36%) Cisco CUCM
12 49 (1.33%) Cisco LMS
13 45 (1.22%) SCOM
14 44 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
15 38 (1.03%) AirWatch
16 31 (0.84%) Cacti
17 22 (0.60%) ServiceCenter
18 21 (0.57%) Cisco UCCX
18 21 (0.57%) Microsoft Clustering
18 21 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1,842 (49.95%) Cisco
2 1,378 (37.36%) VMware
3 1,335 (36.20%) Microsoft
4 661 (17.92%) Citrix
5 428 (11.61%) CheckPoint
6 425 (11.52%) Juniper
7 398 (10.79%) HP
8 311 (8.43%) F5
9 219 (5.94%) Palo Alto
10 179 (4.85%) SolarWinds
11 143 (3.88%) Fortinet
12 140 (3.80%) NetApp
13 129 (3.50%) Oracle
14 126 (3.42%) Dell
15 115 (3.12%) Avaya
16 111 (3.01%) Meraki
17 102 (2.77%) Veeam
18 92 (2.49%) Blue Coat
19 91 (2.47%) Apple
20 89 (2.41%) Red Hat