Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
UK > England
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 147 152 104
Rank change year-on-year +5 -48 +3
Permanent jobs citing LAN 3,484 3,926 5,014
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.35% 2.33% 2.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.53% 15.04% 16.98%
Number of salaries quoted 2,790 3,254 4,221
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £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 22,436 26,111 29,535
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.12% 15.52% 16.92%
Number of salaries quoted 17,704 21,273 24,315
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +7 1,241 £50,000 - 144
South East +9 744 £41,500 +3.75% 89
North of England -21 533 £38,000 -3.80% 133
Midlands +23 408 £38,500 +2.67% 48
East of England +21 362 £37,500 -16.67% 51
North West -28 288 £40,000 -4.19% 79
West Midlands +13 267 £40,000 +6.67% 27
South West -6 205 £37,500 - 49
Yorkshire -11 199 £35,500 -5.33% 37
East Midlands +32 142 £40,500 +15.71% 21
North East +11 46 £36,500 +4.29% 17
LAN
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 3,005 (86.25%) WAN
2 1,641 (47.10%) Firewall
3 1,637 (46.99%) Cisco
4 1,621 (46.53%) Windows
5 1,238 (35.53%) Active Directory
6 1,177 (33.78%) Microsoft
7 1,028 (29.51%) VMware
8 892 (25.60%) Cisco Certification
9 891 (25.57%) Windows Server
10 877 (25.17%) TCP/IP
11 801 (22.99%) VPN
12 790 (22.68%) ITIL
13 732 (21.01%) Wireless
14 731 (20.98%) Data Centre
15 682 (19.58%) VMware Infrastructure
16 662 (19.00%) Office 365
17 620 (17.80%) CCNP
18 611 (17.54%) DNS
19 584 (16.76%) Finance
20 533 (15.30%) Network Security
21 525 (15.07%) CheckPoint
22 504 (14.47%) Citrix
23 497 (14.27%) Wi-Fi
24 476 (13.66%) CCNA
25 473 (13.58%) Microsoft Azure
26 468 (13.43%) DHCP
27 465 (13.35%) Problem-Solving
28 462 (13.26%) Linux
29 459 (13.17%) VoIP
30 454 (13.03%) 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
1 416 (11.94%) MS Exchange
2 165 (4.74%) SharePoint
3 134 (3.85%) Skype for Business
4 131 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 118 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2013
6 94 (2.70%) IIS
7 60 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
8 54 (1.55%) Apache
9 33 (0.95%) IBM Notes
10 30 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
11 29 (0.83%) CMS
12 27 (0.77%) nginx
13 26 (0.75%) Tomcat
14 23 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
15 21 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 19 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
16 19 (0.55%) WordPress
17 16 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
17 16 (0.46%) JBoss
18 13 (0.37%) Confluence
Applications
1 331 (9.50%) Microsoft Office
2 88 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 62 (1.78%) MS Visio
4 34 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 23 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.11%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.086%) SOLIDWORKS
8 2 (0.057%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (0.057%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.029%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.029%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.029%) EPLAN
9 1 (0.029%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
2 15 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.20%) Orchard Housing
4 6 (0.17%) Eikon
5 5 (0.14%) NetSuite
5 5 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
6 4 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.11%) JDE OneWorld
7 3 (0.086%) Elite 3E
7 3 (0.086%) Infor M3
7 3 (0.086%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.057%) Bankmaster
8 2 (0.057%) Lawson
9 1 (0.029%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.029%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.029%) Infor LN
9 1 (0.029%) OpenText Process Suite
9 1 (0.029%) Primavera
9 1 (0.029%) Rolfe and Nolan
9 1 (0.029%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 662 (19.00%) Office 365
2 473 (13.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 356 (10.22%) Amazon AWS
4 101 (2.90%) SaaS
5 84 (2.41%) IaaS
6 48 (1.38%) PaaS
7 43 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
7 43 (1.23%) Mimecast
8 41 (1.18%) G Suite
9 30 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
10 26 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 25 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
12 23 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
13 22 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
14 20 (0.57%) Amazon S3
15 14 (0.40%) GitHub
16 12 (0.34%) Akamai
17 10 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 10 (0.29%) CloudFront
18 8 (0.23%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 3,005 (86.25%) WAN
2 1,641 (47.10%) Firewall
3 877 (25.17%) TCP/IP
4 801 (22.99%) VPN
5 732 (21.01%) Wireless
6 611 (17.54%) DNS
7 533 (15.30%) Network Security
8 497 (14.27%) Wi-Fi
9 468 (13.43%) DHCP
10 459 (13.17%) VoIP
11 399 (11.45%) BGP
12 395 (11.34%) SAN
13 394 (11.31%) MPLS
14 383 (10.99%) OSPF
15 375 (10.76%) VLAN
16 360 (10.33%) WLAN
17 323 (9.27%) Cisco ASA
18 288 (8.27%) Cisco Nexus
19 266 (7.63%) Internet
20 230 (6.60%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 265 (7.61%) SQL Server
2 51 (1.46%) MySQL
3 39 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
4 32 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 29 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
6 20 (0.57%) Big Data
6 20 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (0.43%) SQL Server 2016
8 12 (0.34%) Oracle Database
8 12 (0.34%) Relational Database
9 11 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
10 10 (0.29%) Hadoop
11 9 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (0.17%) NoSQL
14 5 (0.14%) Crystal Reports
14 5 (0.14%) DB2
14 5 (0.14%) MongoDB
14 5 (0.14%) MS Access
14 5 (0.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 47 (1.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 45 (1.29%) Jenkins
3 26 (0.75%) JIRA
4 14 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 10 (0.29%) Git (software)
5 10 (0.29%) PEAR
6 5 (0.14%) Hudson
7 3 (0.086%) InstallShield
7 3 (0.086%) Metasploit
7 3 (0.086%) MSI
8 2 (0.057%) AdminStudio
8 2 (0.057%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.057%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (0.029%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.029%) Grunt
9 1 (0.029%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.029%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.029%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.029%) TortoiseSVN
9 1 (0.029%) Visual Studio
General
1 584 (16.76%) Finance
2 282 (8.09%) Telecoms
3 217 (6.23%) Retail
4 201 (5.77%) Banking
5 74 (2.12%) Law
6 56 (1.61%) Investment Banking
7 50 (1.44%) Legal
8 48 (1.38%) Advertising
9 41 (1.18%) Back Office
10 36 (1.03%) Manufacturing
11 34 (0.98%) Marketing
12 26 (0.75%) Front Office
13 22 (0.63%) Billing
13 22 (0.63%) Financial Institution
13 22 (0.63%) Publishing
14 13 (0.37%) French Language
15 12 (0.34%) Multimedia
16 11 (0.32%) Local Government
17 10 (0.29%) Automotive
18 9 (0.26%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 798 (22.90%) Network Engineer
2 574 (16.48%) Analyst
3 364 (10.45%) Support Engineer
4 346 (9.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 254 (7.29%) IT Support
6 233 (6.69%) Support Analyst
7 230 (6.60%) Architect
8 185 (5.31%) IT Engineer
9 172 (4.94%) Cisco Engineer
10 159 (4.56%) Senior Network Engineer
11 147 (4.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 139 (3.99%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 138 (3.96%) Security Engineer
14 137 (3.93%) 2nd Line Support
15 136 (3.90%) Consultant
16 129 (3.70%) IT Analyst
16 129 (3.70%) Network Analyst
17 125 (3.59%) 3rd Line Support
17 125 (3.59%) IT Manager
18 119 (3.42%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (1.87%) 802.1X
2 49 (1.41%) Middleware
3 41 (1.18%) Web Services
4 29 (0.83%) LDAP
5 24 (0.69%) HTML
6 22 (0.63%) XMPP
7 18 (0.52%) LAMP
8 17 (0.49%) .NET
9 16 (0.46%) LEMP Stack
10 12 (0.34%) FIX Protocol
11 11 (0.32%) CSS
12 10 (0.29%) RabbitMQ
13 8 (0.23%) JSON
14 7 (0.20%) Software Packaging
15 6 (0.17%) Ajax
15 6 (0.17%) AngularJS
15 6 (0.17%) SailPoint
16 5 (0.14%) J2EE
16 5 (0.14%) REST
16 5 (0.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 731 (20.98%) Data Centre
2 273 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
3 226 (6.49%) Self-Motivation
4 168 (4.82%) Management Information System
5 146 (4.19%) Video Conferencing
6 121 (3.47%) Driving Licence
7 61 (1.75%) Clustering
8 52 (1.49%) Replication
9 51 (1.46%) Enterprise Storage
9 51 (1.46%) Public Cloud
10 44 (1.26%) Blackberry
11 42 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
11 42 (1.21%) Virtual Team
12 41 (1.18%) NHS
13 33 (0.95%) CMDB
13 33 (0.95%) Fat Client
13 33 (0.95%) Thin Client
14 29 (0.83%) Client/Server
15 28 (0.80%) Private Cloud
16 26 (0.75%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1,621 (46.53%) Windows
2 891 (25.57%) Windows Server
3 462 (13.26%) Linux
4 415 (11.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 408 (11.71%) Windows 10
5 408 (11.71%) Windows 7
6 403 (11.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 137 (3.93%) Unix
8 118 (3.39%) Windows 8
9 95 (2.73%) Windows Server 2003
10 79 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 61 (1.75%) Android
12 57 (1.64%) CentOS
13 47 (1.35%) Apple iOS
14 46 (1.32%) Windows XP
15 45 (1.29%) Mac OS X
16 34 (0.98%) Mac OS
17 23 (0.66%) Solaris
18 21 (0.60%) Ubuntu
19 17 (0.49%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 790 (22.68%) ITIL
2 465 (13.35%) Problem-Solving
3 454 (13.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 283 (8.12%) Project Management
5 267 (7.66%) Network Management
6 257 (7.38%) Service Management
7 247 (7.09%) Information Security
8 246 (7.06%) Disaster Recovery
9 245 (7.03%) Service Delivery
10 227 (6.52%) Network Design
11 214 (6.14%) Incident Management
12 193 (5.54%) Network Monitoring
13 188 (5.40%) Change Management
14 186 (5.34%) Presales
15 184 (5.28%) Mentoring
16 182 (5.22%) Load Balancing
17 167 (4.79%) Migration
18 162 (4.65%) Kalman Filter
19 146 (4.19%) Root Cause Analysis
20 144 (4.13%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 349 (10.02%) SQL
2 241 (6.92%) PowerShell
3 218 (6.26%) Python
4 76 (2.18%) Bash Shell
5 72 (2.07%) C
6 71 (2.04%) Perl
7 41 (1.18%) Java
8 35 (1.00%) PHP
9 34 (0.98%) Shell Script
10 33 (0.95%) Ruby
11 30 (0.86%) VB
12 27 (0.77%) T-SQL
13 26 (0.75%) VBScript
14 13 (0.37%) Bourne shell
14 13 (0.37%) C#
14 13 (0.37%) Korn
15 12 (0.34%) JavaScript
16 4 (0.11%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.11%) RPG
16 4 (0.11%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 892 (25.60%) Cisco Certification
2 620 (17.80%) CCNP
3 476 (13.66%) CCNA
4 341 (9.79%) Degree
5 303 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 214 (6.14%) MCSE
7 209 (6.00%) Security Cleared
8 147 (4.22%) MCSA
8 147 (4.22%) SC Cleared
9 116 (3.33%) CCIE
10 107 (3.07%) MCP
11 98 (2.81%) ITIL Certification
12 75 (2.15%) CISSP
13 70 (2.01%) DV Cleared
13 70 (2.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 69 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
15 68 (1.95%) CCSA
16 64 (1.84%) CCDP
17 39 (1.12%) MCITP
18 32 (0.92%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 348 (9.99%) SLA
2 114 (3.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 76 (2.18%) PCI DSS
4 66 (1.89%) GDPR
5 43 (1.23%) PMO
6 35 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 31 (0.89%) QA
8 19 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 18 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
10 16 (0.46%) SAS 70
11 14 (0.40%) COBIT
12 12 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 5 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 5 (0.14%) ISO 9001
14 3 (0.086%) ISO 22301
14 3 (0.086%) PMBOK
15 2 (0.057%) Basel III
15 2 (0.057%) Government Security Classifications
15 2 (0.057%) NIST 800
15 2 (0.057%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1,238 (35.53%) Active Directory
2 682 (19.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 399 (11.45%) Hyper-V
4 111 (3.19%) VMware ESXi
5 99 (2.84%) XenApp
6 94 (2.70%) vSphere
7 79 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
8 70 (2.01%) Virtual Servers
9 67 (1.92%) Terminal Services
10 66 (1.89%) XenDesktop
11 41 (1.18%) Firmware
12 29 (0.83%) VMware NSX
13 28 (0.80%) Docker
14 18 (0.52%) VMware Server
15 16 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
16 13 (0.37%) NFS
17 12 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
18 11 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
18 11 (0.32%) XenServer
19 10 (0.29%) Xen
Systems Management
1 183 (5.25%) SCCM
2 80 (2.30%) Cisco Prime
2 80 (2.30%) Nagios
3 71 (2.04%) Ansible
4 68 (1.95%) Cisco CUCM
5 64 (1.84%) Backup Exec
6 57 (1.64%) WSUS
7 55 (1.58%) SCOM
8 49 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
9 48 (1.38%) Puppet
10 46 (1.32%) Stealthwatch
11 45 (1.29%) FortiGate
12 40 (1.15%) Cisco LMS
12 40 (1.15%) Opsview
13 37 (1.06%) Terraform
14 29 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
15 25 (0.72%) vCenter Server
16 24 (0.69%) Kubernetes
16 24 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
17 22 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 1,637 (46.99%) Cisco
2 1,177 (33.78%) Microsoft
3 1,028 (29.51%) VMware
4 525 (15.07%) CheckPoint
5 504 (14.47%) Citrix
6 310 (8.90%) HP
7 303 (8.70%) Juniper
8 261 (7.49%) SolarWinds
9 248 (7.12%) Palo Alto
10 198 (5.68%) F5
11 159 (4.56%) Fortinet
12 143 (4.10%) Meraki
13 139 (3.99%) Avaya
14 131 (3.76%) Veeam
15 127 (3.65%) NetApp
16 120 (3.44%) Riverbed
17 116 (3.33%) Dell
18 110 (3.16%) Red Hat
19 102 (2.93%) Oracle
19 102 (2.93%) Symantec