Period
to 22 March 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 22 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 146 159 119
Rank change year-on-year +13 -40 -10
Permanent jobs citing LAN 3,359 3,608 4,330
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.42% 2.19% 2.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.80% 14.46% 16.18%
Number of salaries quoted 2,712 2,958 3,601
England median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.18% - -1.16%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £71,250
UK median annual salary £43,250 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.76% - -1.16%

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 21,261 24,950 26,761
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.32% 15.16% 16.48%
Number of salaries quoted 16,531 20,147 21,852
England median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,132 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 22 March 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 22 March 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 +7 1,172 £50,000 - 46
South East +13 737 £41,000 -8.89% 36
North of England +29 579 £40,000 +8.84% 51
Midlands +2 348 £42,500 +13.33% 15
East of England +53 297 £35,000 -22.22% 11
North West +10 276 £42,500 +13.33% 26
West Midlands +12 257 £42,500 +16.44% 10
South West +13 217 £41,500 +9.21% 15
Yorkshire +29 203 £37,500 +7.14% 17
North East +61 100 £34,000 -2.86% 8
East Midlands +9 91 £40,000 - 5
LAN
UK

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 2,925 (87.08%) WAN
2 1,648 (49.06%) Cisco
3 1,612 (47.99%) Firewall
4 1,548 (46.09%) Windows
5 1,184 (35.25%) Active Directory
6 1,120 (33.34%) Microsoft
7 954 (28.40%) Cisco Certification
8 894 (26.62%) VMware
9 867 (25.81%) Windows Server
10 781 (23.25%) TCP/IP
11 710 (21.14%) ITIL
12 708 (21.08%) VPN
13 692 (20.60%) Data Centre
14 688 (20.48%) CCNP
15 680 (20.24%) Office 365
16 655 (19.50%) Wireless
17 602 (17.92%) VMware Infrastructure
18 562 (16.73%) DNS
19 539 (16.05%) Microsoft Azure
20 537 (15.99%) CheckPoint
21 514 (15.30%) CCNA
22 498 (14.83%) Network Security
23 482 (14.35%) Citrix
24 466 (13.87%) Hyper-V
25 460 (13.69%) Finance
26 457 (13.61%) VoIP
27 436 (12.98%) Linux
28 426 (12.68%) DHCP
29 423 (12.59%) Problem-Solving
30 411 (12.24%) Infrastructure Engineering

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
1 376 (11.19%) MS Exchange
2 176 (5.24%) SharePoint
3 131 (3.90%) IIS
4 114 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2010
5 89 (2.65%) Skype for Business
6 68 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2013
7 54 (1.61%) Apache
8 42 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2007
9 37 (1.10%) Tomcat
10 27 (0.80%) IBM Notes
11 23 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
12 20 (0.60%) WebLogic
13 19 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 17 (0.51%) nginx
15 15 (0.45%) CMS
16 13 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
17 12 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
18 10 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
18 10 (0.30%) WordPress
19 9 (0.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 371 (11.04%) Microsoft Office
2 76 (2.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 54 (1.61%) MS Visio
4 41 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 17 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.060%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.060%) Adobe Premiere
6 2 (0.060%) iWork
6 2 (0.060%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (0.45%) JDE OneWorld
1 15 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 12 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
4 6 (0.18%) SAP Business One
5 4 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.12%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.089%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.089%) Workfront
7 1 (0.030%) Bankmaster
7 1 (0.030%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.030%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.030%) Lawson
7 1 (0.030%) OpenText Process Suite
7 1 (0.030%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.030%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 680 (20.24%) Office 365
2 539 (16.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 392 (11.67%) Amazon AWS
4 100 (2.98%) IaaS
5 85 (2.53%) SaaS
6 60 (1.79%) PaaS
7 54 (1.61%) Mimecast
8 41 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
9 37 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
10 35 (1.04%) Azure Active Directory
11 26 (0.77%) G Suite
12 20 (0.60%) GitHub
13 14 (0.42%) Amazon S3
14 13 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
15 12 (0.36%) Akamai
16 11 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
16 11 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 6 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 6 (0.18%) OneDrive
17 6 (0.18%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2,925 (87.08%) WAN
2 1,612 (47.99%) Firewall
3 781 (23.25%) TCP/IP
4 708 (21.08%) VPN
5 655 (19.50%) Wireless
6 562 (16.73%) DNS
7 498 (14.83%) Network Security
8 457 (13.61%) VoIP
9 426 (12.68%) DHCP
10 404 (12.03%) MPLS
11 400 (11.91%) OSPF
12 394 (11.73%) BGP
13 378 (11.25%) Cisco ASA
13 378 (11.25%) SAN
14 372 (11.07%) Wi-Fi
15 357 (10.63%) VLAN
16 288 (8.57%) WLAN
17 265 (7.89%) Internet
18 250 (7.44%) Cisco Nexus
19 184 (5.48%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 325 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 59 (1.76%) MySQL
3 29 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
4 24 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 20 (0.60%) SQL Server 2016
6 16 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (0.36%) NoSQL
7 12 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (0.27%) MongoDB
9 9 (0.27%) Oracle Database
10 8 (0.24%) Adabas
10 8 (0.24%) SAP HANA
10 8 (0.24%) SQL Server 2014
11 7 (0.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 7 (0.21%) Blockchain
11 7 (0.21%) Hadoop
12 6 (0.18%) Big Data
13 5 (0.15%) Relational Database
14 4 (0.12%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 35 (1.04%) Jenkins
2 16 (0.48%) JIRA
2 16 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 14 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 7 (0.21%) Eclipse
5 6 (0.18%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.18%) Hudson
5 6 (0.18%) Travis CI
6 3 (0.089%) Metasploit
6 3 (0.089%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.060%) AdminStudio
7 2 (0.060%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.060%) Dreamweaver
7 2 (0.060%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.060%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.030%) Grunt
8 1 (0.030%) gulp
8 1 (0.030%) Oracle Forms
General
1 460 (13.69%) Finance
2 249 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 149 (4.44%) Retail
4 144 (4.29%) Banking
5 64 (1.91%) Back Office
6 62 (1.85%) Law
7 59 (1.76%) Advertising
8 54 (1.61%) Legal
9 47 (1.40%) Marketing
10 43 (1.28%) Manufacturing
11 32 (0.95%) Investment Banking
12 27 (0.80%) Financial Institution
13 23 (0.68%) Billing
14 13 (0.39%) French Language
14 13 (0.39%) Publishing
15 12 (0.36%) Multimedia
16 10 (0.30%) Front Office
17 9 (0.27%) Electronics
18 8 (0.24%) Aerospace
19 7 (0.21%) Games
Job Titles
1 794 (23.64%) Network Engineer
2 564 (16.79%) Analyst
3 329 (9.79%) Support Engineer
4 301 (8.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 265 (7.89%) IT Support
6 258 (7.68%) Architect
7 235 (7.00%) Support Analyst
8 202 (6.01%) Senior Network Engineer
9 182 (5.42%) IT Engineer
10 175 (5.21%) Cisco Engineer
11 148 (4.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 144 (4.29%) 2nd Line Support
13 142 (4.23%) IT Analyst
14 128 (3.81%) Network Analyst
15 122 (3.63%) 3rd Line Support
15 122 (3.63%) Infrastructure Manager
16 117 (3.48%) Network Architect
17 113 (3.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 113 (3.36%) Security Engineer
18 112 (3.33%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (1.37%) Web Services
2 41 (1.22%) 802.1X
3 37 (1.10%) .NET
4 32 (0.95%) Middleware
5 26 (0.77%) XMPP
6 18 (0.54%) LDAP
6 18 (0.54%) XML
7 17 (0.51%) HTML
8 15 (0.45%) EDI
8 15 (0.45%) LAMP
8 15 (0.45%) LEMP Stack
9 12 (0.36%) Software Packaging
10 11 (0.33%) EDIFACT
11 6 (0.18%) FIX Protocol
11 6 (0.18%) Kafka
11 6 (0.18%) Node.js
11 6 (0.18%) React
11 6 (0.18%) WSH
12 5 (0.15%) RabbitMQ
12 5 (0.15%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 692 (20.60%) Data Centre
2 254 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
3 241 (7.17%) Self-Motivation
4 165 (4.91%) Management Information System
5 126 (3.75%) Video Conferencing
6 109 (3.25%) Driving Licence
7 76 (2.26%) Public Cloud
8 68 (2.02%) Clustering
9 56 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
10 51 (1.52%) Replication
11 50 (1.49%) Enterprise Storage
12 48 (1.43%) CMDB
13 33 (0.98%) Fat Client
13 33 (0.98%) Thin Client
14 31 (0.92%) Blackberry
14 31 (0.92%) Virtual Team
15 29 (0.86%) Hedge funds
16 26 (0.77%) iPhone
16 26 (0.77%) Private Cloud
16 26 (0.77%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 1,548 (46.09%) Windows
2 867 (25.81%) Windows Server
3 436 (12.98%) Linux
4 411 (12.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 403 (12.00%) Windows 10
6 394 (11.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 391 (11.64%) Windows 7
8 131 (3.90%) Unix
9 126 (3.75%) Windows 8
10 94 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
11 72 (2.14%) CentOS
12 65 (1.94%) Android
13 52 (1.55%) Mac OS X
14 50 (1.49%) Windows XP
15 45 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 39 (1.16%) Apple iOS
17 33 (0.98%) Ubuntu
18 20 (0.60%) AIX
19 17 (0.51%) HPUX
19 17 (0.51%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 710 (21.14%) ITIL
2 423 (12.59%) Problem-Solving
3 411 (12.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 274 (8.16%) Project Management
5 266 (7.92%) Service Delivery
6 232 (6.91%) Disaster Recovery
7 217 (6.46%) Mentoring
8 216 (6.43%) Network Management
9 212 (6.31%) Change Management
10 211 (6.28%) Network Design
11 194 (5.78%) Load Balancing
12 188 (5.60%) Service Management
13 187 (5.57%) Presales
14 176 (5.24%) Information Security
15 173 (5.15%) Network Monitoring
16 158 (4.70%) Migration
17 153 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
18 146 (4.35%) Incident Management
19 141 (4.20%) Cybersecurity
20 138 (4.11%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 389 (11.58%) SQL
2 202 (6.01%) PowerShell
3 143 (4.26%) Python
4 63 (1.88%) Perl
5 43 (1.28%) VB
6 42 (1.25%) Bash Shell
7 37 (1.10%) C
8 35 (1.04%) C#
9 30 (0.89%) PHP
10 28 (0.83%) Shell Script
11 26 (0.77%) Java
12 24 (0.71%) T-SQL
13 16 (0.48%) Ruby
13 16 (0.48%) VB.NET
14 15 (0.45%) RPG
14 15 (0.45%) RPG IV
15 14 (0.42%) Bourne shell
15 14 (0.42%) Korn
16 10 (0.30%) VBScript
17 8 (0.24%) C++
Qualifications
1 954 (28.40%) Cisco Certification
2 688 (20.48%) CCNP
3 514 (15.30%) CCNA
4 273 (8.13%) Degree
5 234 (6.97%) Microsoft Certification
6 193 (5.75%) Security Cleared
7 188 (5.60%) CCIE
8 160 (4.76%) MCSE
9 139 (4.14%) SC Cleared
10 90 (2.68%) MCSA
11 89 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
12 81 (2.41%) MCP
13 76 (2.26%) CCSA
14 64 (1.91%) CCDP
15 58 (1.73%) Computer Science Degree
16 54 (1.61%) DV Cleared
17 53 (1.58%) CISSP
17 53 (1.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 40 (1.19%) MCITP
19 33 (0.98%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 314 (9.35%) SLA
2 103 (3.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 45 (1.34%) PCI DSS
4 39 (1.16%) PMO
5 37 (1.10%) GDPR
6 33 (0.98%) QA
7 23 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 21 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 15 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
10 14 (0.42%) COBIT
11 7 (0.21%) ISO 9001
12 6 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 2 (0.060%) Data Quality
13 2 (0.060%) GAMP
13 2 (0.060%) Government Security Classifications
13 2 (0.060%) HIPAA
13 2 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.060%) SSAE 16
14 1 (0.030%) Basel III
14 1 (0.030%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 1,184 (35.25%) Active Directory
2 602 (17.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 466 (13.87%) Hyper-V
4 122 (3.63%) XenApp
5 91 (2.71%) VMware ESXi
6 79 (2.35%) vSphere
7 65 (1.94%) XenDesktop
8 61 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
9 52 (1.55%) Terminal Services
10 45 (1.34%) Virtual Servers
11 36 (1.07%) Docker
11 36 (1.07%) XenServer
12 35 (1.04%) Firmware
13 23 (0.68%) VMware NSX
14 21 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
15 13 (0.39%) VMware Server
16 12 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
16 12 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
17 11 (0.33%) NFS
18 10 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 221 (6.58%) SCCM
2 75 (2.23%) WSUS
3 68 (2.02%) Backup Exec
3 68 (2.02%) Cisco Prime
4 62 (1.85%) Ansible
5 58 (1.73%) Cisco CUCM
6 47 (1.40%) Stealthwatch
7 44 (1.31%) SCOM
8 40 (1.19%) Nagios
8 40 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
8 40 (1.19%) Terraform
9 37 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
10 34 (1.01%) Puppet
11 32 (0.95%) Microsoft Intune
12 25 (0.74%) Kubernetes
13 23 (0.68%) vCenter Server
14 19 (0.57%) Nessus
15 17 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 16 (0.48%) Cisco UCCX
17 14 (0.42%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 1,648 (49.06%) Cisco
2 1,120 (33.34%) Microsoft
3 894 (26.62%) VMware
4 537 (15.99%) CheckPoint
5 482 (14.35%) Citrix
6 340 (10.12%) Juniper
7 314 (9.35%) HP
8 274 (8.16%) Palo Alto
9 238 (7.09%) SolarWinds
10 181 (5.39%) F5
11 173 (5.15%) Meraki
12 154 (4.58%) Dell
13 149 (4.44%) NetApp
14 133 (3.96%) Fortinet
15 127 (3.78%) Veeam
16 124 (3.69%) Avaya
17 116 (3.45%) Symantec
18 83 (2.47%) EMC
18 83 (2.47%) Google
18 83 (2.47%) Oracle