Period
to 31 October 2020

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 31 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
UK > England
6 months to
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 143 130 153
Rank change year-on-year -13 +23 -4
Permanent jobs citing LAN 1,034 3,345 3,472
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.27% 2.65% 2.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.84% 16.99% 15.20%
Number of salaries quoted 935 2,712 2,896
Median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £44,579
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -4.66% +4.89%
10th Percentile £28,500 £23,775 £26,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £69,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% -3.41% +3.53%

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 6,967 19,689 22,845
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.27% 15.58% 14.93%
Number of salaries quoted 5,589 15,410 18,133
Median annual salary £52,465 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.45% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,325 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%

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 31 October 2020.

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 31 October 2020. 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 -39 322 £55,000 +10.00% 34
North of England +35 241 £41,000 +9.33% 53
South East -45 148 £42,500 - 22
Midlands -24 141 £42,500 - 32
North West +33 126 £46,000 +15.00% 30
South West +29 99 £35,000 - 18
West Midlands -14 99 £44,000 -2.22% 19
Yorkshire +31 93 £40,000 - 20
East of England +33 79 £47,500 +28.38% 16
East Midlands -8 40 £40,000 +8.84% 13
North East +14 22 £37,500 +56.25% 3
LAN
UK

For the 6 months to 31 October 2020, 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.

1 916 (88.59%) WAN
2 575 (55.61%) Cisco
3 511 (49.42%) Firewall
4 410 (39.65%) Windows
5 381 (36.85%) Active Directory
6 372 (35.98%) Microsoft
7 367 (35.49%) VMware
8 364 (35.20%) Cisco Certification
9 302 (29.21%) Azure
10 289 (27.95%) Office 365
11 270 (26.11%) VPN
12 238 (23.02%) ITIL
12 238 (23.02%) Wireless
12 238 (23.02%) Windows Server
13 235 (22.73%) DNS
13 235 (22.73%) CCNP
14 219 (21.18%) CCNA
15 196 (18.96%) Network Security
16 193 (18.67%) VMware Infrastructure
17 192 (18.57%) DHCP
18 191 (18.47%) Data Centre
19 184 (17.79%) TCP/IP
20 173 (16.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 169 (16.34%) MPLS
22 168 (16.25%) Wi-Fi
23 153 (14.80%) VoIP
24 150 (14.51%) BGP
25 145 (14.02%) AWS
26 139 (13.44%) Problem-Solving
27 133 (12.86%) 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 85 (8.22%) MS Exchange
2 43 (4.16%) SharePoint
3 41 (3.97%) Skype for Business
4 36 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2013
5 27 (2.61%) IIS
6 22 (2.13%) CMS
7 15 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.19%) DNN
11 1 (0.097%) Apache
11 1 (0.097%) Confluence
11 1 (0.097%) Drupal
11 1 (0.097%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.097%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.097%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.097%) nginx
11 1 (0.097%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.097%) WordPress
Applications
1 125 (12.09%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (3.38%) MS Visio
3 19 (1.84%) Microsoft Excel
4 17 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.19%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 5 (0.48%) Carpe Diem
2 1 (0.097%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.097%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.097%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.097%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 302 (29.21%) Azure
2 289 (27.95%) Office 365
3 145 (14.02%) AWS
4 54 (5.22%) Azure Active Directory
5 32 (3.09%) GCP
6 27 (2.61%) SaaS
7 24 (2.32%) Route 53
7 24 (2.32%) Slack
8 22 (2.13%) IaaS
9 21 (2.03%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 17 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
11 16 (1.55%) Mimecast
12 15 (1.45%) PaaS
13 10 (0.97%) OneDrive
14 6 (0.58%) AWS IoT
14 6 (0.58%) G Suite
14 6 (0.58%) Power Platform
15 4 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 3 (0.29%) Amazon S3
17 2 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 916 (88.59%) WAN
2 511 (49.42%) Firewall
3 270 (26.11%) VPN
4 238 (23.02%) Wireless
5 235 (22.73%) DNS
6 196 (18.96%) Network Security
7 192 (18.57%) DHCP
8 184 (17.79%) TCP/IP
9 169 (16.34%) MPLS
10 168 (16.25%) Wi-Fi
11 153 (14.80%) VoIP
12 150 (14.51%) BGP
13 133 (12.86%) SAN
14 131 (12.67%) OSPF
15 125 (12.09%) Cisco ASA
16 118 (11.41%) VLAN
17 86 (8.32%) WLAN
18 72 (6.96%) Cisco Nexus
19 61 (5.90%) Internet
20 55 (5.32%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (5.32%) SQL Server
2 9 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (0.48%) MySQL
3 5 (0.48%) Power BI
4 3 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.29%) Redis
4 3 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.19%) Blockchain
5 2 (0.19%) OLAP
5 2 (0.19%) OLTP
5 2 (0.19%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.19%) Tableau
6 1 (0.097%) Amazon Aurora
6 1 (0.097%) Big Data
6 1 (0.097%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.097%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.097%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.097%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 11 (1.06%) JIRA
2 9 (0.87%) Git (software)
3 7 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
4 6 (0.58%) Bitbucket
4 6 (0.58%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.19%) GitLab
5 2 (0.19%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.097%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.097%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.097%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 110 (10.64%) Finance
2 59 (5.71%) Telecoms
3 42 (4.06%) Public Sector
4 28 (2.71%) Banking
4 28 (2.71%) Law
5 23 (2.22%) Aerospace
6 12 (1.16%) Legal
7 9 (0.87%) Retail
8 7 (0.68%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.58%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.48%) Front Office
10 5 (0.48%) Marketing
11 4 (0.39%) French Language
11 4 (0.39%) Military
12 3 (0.29%) Back Office
12 3 (0.29%) Electronics
12 3 (0.29%) Local Government
13 1 (0.097%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.097%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.097%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 372 (35.98%) Network Engineer
2 137 (13.25%) Senior Network Engineer
3 113 (10.93%) Analyst
4 111 (10.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 68 (6.58%) Cisco Engineer
6 65 (6.29%) Support Engineer
7 60 (5.80%) IT Support
7 60 (5.80%) Security Engineer
8 58 (5.61%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 57 (5.51%) IT Engineer
10 47 (4.55%) Network Security Engineer
11 43 (4.16%) Architect
12 39 (3.77%) Infrastructure Manager
12 39 (3.77%) IT Manager
13 38 (3.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 35 (3.38%) 3rd Line Support
15 33 (3.19%) IP Network Engineer
15 33 (3.19%) Systems Engineer
16 32 (3.09%) IT Analyst
17 31 (3.00%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (1.64%) XMPP
2 11 (1.06%) YAML
3 10 (0.97%) Regular Expression
4 9 (0.87%) Middleware
5 8 (0.77%) LDAP
6 7 (0.68%) 802.1X
7 5 (0.48%) JSON
7 5 (0.48%) Web Services
8 4 (0.39%) FIX Protocol
9 3 (0.29%) WSH
10 2 (0.19%) .NET
10 2 (0.19%) ActiveMQ
10 2 (0.19%) Elastic Stack
10 2 (0.19%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (0.19%) XML
10 2 (0.19%) X-Windows
11 1 (0.097%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.097%) CSS
11 1 (0.097%) Django
11 1 (0.097%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 191 (18.47%) Data Centre
2 54 (5.22%) Management Information System
3 50 (4.84%) Self-Motivation
4 43 (4.16%) Analytical Skills
5 32 (3.09%) Public Cloud
6 30 (2.90%) Clustering
7 24 (2.32%) Driving Licence
8 21 (2.03%) Replication
9 20 (1.93%) Client/Server
10 19 (1.84%) Hybrid Cloud
11 14 (1.35%) Smartphone
12 13 (1.26%) CMDB
12 13 (1.26%) Fat Client
12 13 (1.26%) Thin Client
13 11 (1.06%) Cyberthreat
14 10 (0.97%) User Experience
15 9 (0.87%) PKI
15 9 (0.87%) Private Cloud
15 9 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
16 8 (0.77%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 410 (39.65%) Windows
2 238 (23.02%) Windows Server
3 129 (12.48%) Linux
4 82 (7.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 81 (7.83%) Windows 10
6 69 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 48 (4.64%) Windows Server 2016
8 44 (4.26%) Windows 7
9 34 (3.29%) Windows Server 2019
10 24 (2.32%) Mac OS X
11 22 (2.13%) Unix
12 19 (1.84%) Android
13 14 (1.35%) Windows 8
14 12 (1.16%) Apple iOS
15 10 (0.97%) Mac OS
16 8 (0.77%) Windows XP
17 7 (0.68%) Solaris
18 6 (0.58%) Data ONTAP
19 5 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 4 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (23.02%) ITIL
2 173 (16.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 139 (13.44%) Problem-Solving
4 89 (8.61%) DevOps
5 86 (8.32%) Change Management
6 80 (7.74%) Cybersecurity
7 76 (7.35%) Project Management
8 73 (7.06%) Network Monitoring
9 67 (6.48%) Migration
10 65 (6.29%) Information Security
11 63 (6.09%) Incident Management
12 62 (6.00%) Mentoring
13 55 (5.32%) Disaster Recovery
14 52 (5.03%) Agile Software Development
15 46 (4.45%) Network Design
16 44 (4.26%) Network Management
17 43 (4.16%) Security Monitoring
18 41 (3.97%) Service Delivery
19 40 (3.87%) SIEM
20 34 (3.29%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 60 (5.80%) PowerShell
1 60 (5.80%) SQL
2 51 (4.93%) Python
3 10 (0.97%) VB
4 8 (0.77%) Bash Shell
5 6 (0.58%) Perl
6 5 (0.48%) C
6 5 (0.48%) C++
6 5 (0.48%) Java
6 5 (0.48%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.29%) PHP
7 3 (0.29%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.29%) VBScript
8 2 (0.19%) C#
8 2 (0.19%) Lisp
9 1 (0.097%) Ruby
9 1 (0.097%) VBA
Qualifications
1 364 (35.20%) Cisco Certification
2 235 (22.73%) CCNP
3 219 (21.18%) CCNA
4 99 (9.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 67 (6.48%) Degree
6 61 (5.90%) Security Cleared
7 57 (5.51%) MCSA
8 53 (5.13%) MCSE
9 44 (4.26%) CISSP
10 35 (3.38%) CCDP
10 35 (3.38%) CCIE
10 35 (3.38%) ITIL Certification
10 35 (3.38%) SC Cleared
10 35 (3.38%) Server+ Certification
11 33 (3.19%) DV Cleared
12 29 (2.80%) CISM
13 23 (2.22%) JNCIS
14 22 (2.13%) MCP
15 21 (2.03%) JNCIA
16 19 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (10.25%) SLA
2 44 (4.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (2.61%) PCI DSS
4 19 (1.84%) GDPR
5 16 (1.55%) NIST
6 12 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.87%) COBIT
8 6 (0.58%) RMADS
9 4 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (0.29%) NCSC
11 2 (0.19%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.097%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.097%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.097%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.097%) PMO
System Software
1 381 (36.85%) Active Directory
2 193 (18.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 100 (9.67%) Hyper-V
4 44 (4.26%) VMware Server
5 37 (3.58%) Virtual Machines
6 35 (3.38%) VMware ESXi
6 35 (3.38%) vSphere
7 24 (2.32%) Virtual Servers
8 21 (2.03%) XenApp
9 19 (1.84%) Virtual Desktop
10 14 (1.35%) Docker
11 13 (1.26%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 12 (1.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 12 (1.16%) XenDesktop
13 8 (0.77%) Terminal Services
14 7 (0.68%) VMware NSX
15 6 (0.58%) Firmware
15 6 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
16 5 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 5 (0.48%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 52 (5.03%) SCCM
2 42 (4.06%) Ansible
3 41 (3.97%) Cisco CUCM
4 34 (3.29%) Puppet
5 30 (2.90%) Nagios
6 29 (2.80%) FortiGate
7 28 (2.71%) WSUS
8 27 (2.61%) Opscode Chef
9 26 (2.51%) Cisco UCCX
9 26 (2.51%) Microsoft Intune
10 16 (1.55%) vCenter Server
11 15 (1.45%) SCOM
12 13 (1.26%) SCVMM
13 12 (1.16%) Cisco Prime
13 12 (1.16%) Single Sign-On
14 11 (1.06%) Nessus
14 11 (1.06%) Terraform
15 10 (0.97%) vRealize Orchestrator
16 9 (0.87%) Kubernetes
17 7 (0.68%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 575 (55.61%) Cisco
2 372 (35.98%) Microsoft
3 367 (35.49%) VMware
4 122 (11.80%) Palo Alto
5 119 (11.51%) CheckPoint
6 117 (11.32%) Citrix
7 95 (9.19%) Juniper
8 83 (8.03%) Meraki
9 74 (7.16%) Fortinet
10 62 (6.00%) F5
11 50 (4.84%) HP
12 41 (3.97%) Veeam
13 39 (3.77%) SolarWinds
14 38 (3.68%) Riverbed
15 36 (3.48%) Avaya
16 33 (3.19%) NetApp
17 32 (3.09%) Aruba
18 30 (2.90%) Sophos
19 29 (2.80%) Dell
20 25 (2.42%) SonicWALL