Period
to 25 July 2021

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 25 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
UK > England
6 months to
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 220 139 147
Rank change year-on-year -81 +8 +14
Permanent jobs citing LAN 1,596 1,587 3,354
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.60% 2.44% 2.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.29% 15.84% 15.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1,362 1,298 2,695
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,750 £24,500
25th Percentile £33,000 £32,000 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% - -5.56%
75th Percentile £58,000 £57,500 £56,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -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 12,987 10,019 21,013
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.03% 15.38% 15.76%
Number of salaries quoted 9,109 8,089 16,127
10th Percentile £27,960 £28,500 £26,000
25th Percentile £37,000 £36,250 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%
75th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,262
% change year-on-year - +10.47% -2.66%

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 25 July 2021.

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 25 July 2021. 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 -152 414 £52,500 - 84
North of England -47 321 £42,500 +9.07% 104
South East -39 311 £44,000 +10.00% 100
Midlands -36 250 £42,067 -4.39% 79
North West -30 177 £47,500 +14.46% 60
South West -54 164 £42,500 +30.77% 44
West Midlands -53 145 £40,000 -10.11% 41
Yorkshire -42 119 £40,000 +3.90% 35
East of England -47 118 £47,500 +11.76% 29
East Midlands +4 107 £42,500 +22.30% 38
North East -29 25 £35,000 - 9
LAN
UK

For the 6 months to 25 July 2021, 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 1,383 (86.65%) WAN
2 871 (54.57%) Firewall
3 747 (46.80%) Cisco
4 690 (43.23%) Windows
5 682 (42.73%) Microsoft
6 618 (38.72%) Active Directory
7 535 (33.52%) Microsoft 365
8 492 (30.83%) Azure
9 451 (28.26%) VMware
10 422 (26.44%) Windows Server
11 390 (24.44%) VPN
12 383 (24.00%) Social Skills
13 376 (23.56%) Cisco Certification
14 337 (21.12%) ITIL
15 332 (20.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 315 (19.74%) DNS
17 303 (18.98%) Data Centre
18 296 (18.55%) TCP/IP
19 264 (16.54%) VMware Infrastructure
20 256 (16.04%) Wireless
21 253 (15.85%) CCNP
22 251 (15.73%) DHCP
23 239 (14.97%) Wi-Fi
24 232 (14.54%) Linux
25 223 (13.97%) CCNA
26 212 (13.28%) PowerShell
27 204 (12.78%) MS Exchange
28 202 (12.66%) Network Security
29 194 (12.16%) MPLS
30 188 (11.78%) VLAN

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
1 204 (12.78%) MS Exchange
2 115 (7.21%) SharePoint
3 59 (3.70%) IIS
4 30 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 27 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
6 21 (1.32%) Apache
7 17 (1.07%) nginx
7 17 (1.07%) Tomcat
8 11 (0.69%) ejabberd
9 10 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 9 (0.56%) SAS
11 7 (0.44%) Confluence
12 5 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (0.25%) Skype for Business
14 3 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
15 2 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
16 1 (0.063%) CMS
16 1 (0.063%) SharePoint 2013
16 1 (0.063%) WordPress
Applications
1 175 (10.96%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (1.44%) MS Visio
3 19 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.063%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 14 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.81%) Sentinel
3 5 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.19%) Exchequer
4 3 (0.19%) Magento
4 3 (0.19%) Sage 300 ERP
4 3 (0.19%) Sage CRM
5 2 (0.13%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.063%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.063%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.063%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 535 (33.52%) Microsoft 365
2 492 (30.83%) Azure
3 187 (11.72%) AWS
4 78 (4.89%) Azure Active Directory
4 78 (4.89%) IaaS
5 65 (4.07%) PaaS
6 51 (3.20%) SaaS
7 29 (1.82%) OneDrive
8 23 (1.44%) GCP
9 20 (1.25%) Mimecast
10 17 (1.07%) Power Platform
11 15 (0.94%) Azure Storage
11 15 (0.94%) Cloudflare
12 14 (0.88%) Azure Sentinel
13 12 (0.75%) Amazon EKS
14 11 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
14 11 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
14 11 (0.69%) GitHub
15 10 (0.63%) AWS CodeCommit
15 10 (0.63%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1,383 (86.65%) WAN
2 871 (54.57%) Firewall
3 390 (24.44%) VPN
4 315 (19.74%) DNS
5 296 (18.55%) TCP/IP
6 256 (16.04%) Wireless
7 251 (15.73%) DHCP
8 239 (14.97%) Wi-Fi
9 202 (12.66%) Network Security
10 194 (12.16%) MPLS
11 188 (11.78%) VLAN
12 174 (10.90%) WLAN
13 161 (10.09%) SD-WAN
14 152 (9.52%) VoIP
15 148 (9.27%) SAN
16 136 (8.52%) BGP
17 130 (8.15%) Internet
18 116 (7.27%) Cisco ASA
19 115 (7.21%) OSPF
20 75 (4.70%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (6.20%) SQL Server
2 20 (1.25%) MySQL
3 13 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (0.75%) MongoDB
5 10 (0.63%) NoSQL
6 9 (0.56%) Big Data
7 8 (0.50%) Crystal Reports
8 6 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
8 6 (0.38%) Power BI
9 5 (0.31%) OLAP
9 5 (0.31%) OLTP
9 5 (0.31%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.19%) Data Vault
10 3 (0.19%) MS Access
10 3 (0.19%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.19%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (1.75%) Git (software)
1 28 (1.75%) JIRA
2 27 (1.69%) Jenkins
3 15 (0.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 14 (0.88%) Bitbucket
5 13 (0.81%) GitLab
5 13 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
6 10 (0.63%) Vagrant
7 6 (0.38%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.063%) Chocolatey
8 1 (0.063%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.063%) eggPlant
8 1 (0.063%) Hudson
8 1 (0.063%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.063%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.063%) TeamCity
General
1 383 (24.00%) Social Skills
2 142 (8.90%) Telecoms
3 137 (8.58%) Finance
4 108 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
5 84 (5.26%) Organisational Skills
6 80 (5.01%) Banking
7 60 (3.76%) Manufacturing
8 55 (3.45%) Public Sector
9 39 (2.44%) Retail
10 28 (1.75%) Documentation Skills
11 27 (1.69%) Law
11 27 (1.69%) Legal
12 25 (1.57%) Marketing
13 23 (1.44%) Local Government
14 16 (1.00%) Presentation Skills
15 14 (0.88%) Aerospace
15 14 (0.88%) Influencing Skills
16 13 (0.81%) Games
17 11 (0.69%) Electronics
17 11 (0.69%) Military
Job Titles
1 412 (25.81%) Network Engineer
2 251 (15.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 149 (9.34%) Analyst
4 143 (8.96%) Support Engineer
5 122 (7.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 120 (7.52%) IT Support
7 108 (6.77%) IT Engineer
8 102 (6.39%) Senior Network Engineer
9 97 (6.08%) Architect
10 70 (4.39%) 2nd Line Support
10 70 (4.39%) 3rd Line Support
11 66 (4.14%) Consultant
11 66 (4.14%) Support Analyst
12 63 (3.95%) Administrator
13 62 (3.88%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
14 60 (3.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 56 (3.51%) IT Manager
16 55 (3.45%) Security Engineer
17 52 (3.26%) Systems Engineer
18 50 (3.13%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (1.69%) LDAP
2 24 (1.50%) JSON
3 21 (1.32%) 802.1X
4 17 (1.07%) XMPP
5 16 (1.00%) .NET
6 12 (0.75%) Web Services
7 11 (0.69%) Node.js
8 10 (0.63%) .NET Core
8 10 (0.63%) AngularJS
8 10 (0.63%) ASP.NET
8 10 (0.63%) Django
8 10 (0.63%) Express
8 10 (0.63%) HTML
8 10 (0.63%) MEAN Stack
8 10 (0.63%) Ruby on Rails
9 7 (0.44%) SOAP
10 6 (0.38%) WSH
10 6 (0.38%) XML
11 5 (0.31%) CSS
12 4 (0.25%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 303 (18.98%) Data Centre
2 70 (4.39%) Self-Motivation
3 63 (3.95%) Management Information System
4 57 (3.57%) Driving Licence
5 53 (3.32%) Public Cloud
6 31 (1.94%) Clustering
7 28 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
8 21 (1.32%) PKI
9 19 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
10 18 (1.13%) FMCG
11 17 (1.07%) User Experience
12 16 (1.00%) Virtual Team
13 15 (0.94%) Fat Client
13 15 (0.94%) Fibre Optics
13 15 (0.94%) Thin Client
14 14 (0.88%) Private Cloud
14 14 (0.88%) Smartphone
15 12 (0.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 12 (0.75%) Replication
16 10 (0.63%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 690 (43.23%) Windows
2 422 (26.44%) Windows Server
3 232 (14.54%) Linux
4 188 (11.78%) Windows 10
5 145 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 141 (8.83%) Windows Server 2016
7 115 (7.21%) Windows Server 2019
8 101 (6.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 66 (4.14%) Windows 7
10 37 (2.32%) Android
11 33 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
12 30 (1.88%) Unix
13 23 (1.44%) Debian
14 19 (1.19%) Mac OS
15 18 (1.13%) Mac OS X
15 18 (1.13%) Windows 8
16 17 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 14 (0.88%) Apple iOS
18 5 (0.31%) Windows XP
19 4 (0.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 337 (21.12%) ITIL
2 332 (20.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 165 (10.34%) Project Management
4 164 (10.28%) Problem-Solving
5 130 (8.15%) Disaster Recovery
6 117 (7.33%) Mentoring
7 103 (6.45%) Presales
8 98 (6.14%) Service Delivery
9 90 (5.64%) Project Delivery
10 87 (5.45%) Change Management
11 80 (5.01%) Network Design
11 80 (5.01%) Stakeholder Management
12 77 (4.82%) Agile Software Development
13 74 (4.64%) DevOps
14 71 (4.45%) High Availability
15 70 (4.39%) Migration
16 69 (4.32%) Service Management
17 68 (4.26%) Load Balancing
18 63 (3.95%) Business Continuity
19 61 (3.82%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 212 (13.28%) PowerShell
2 96 (6.02%) SQL
3 73 (4.57%) Python
4 40 (2.51%) Bash Shell
5 35 (2.19%) C
6 31 (1.94%) Perl
6 31 (1.94%) PHP
7 20 (1.25%) Java
8 16 (1.00%) C++
9 15 (0.94%) JavaScript
10 14 (0.88%) C#
11 12 (0.75%) Shell Script
12 10 (0.63%) Ruby
12 10 (0.63%) VB
12 10 (0.63%) VB.NET
13 7 (0.44%) VBScript
14 5 (0.31%) Go
15 2 (0.13%) Tcl
15 2 (0.13%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.063%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 376 (23.56%) Cisco Certification
2 253 (15.85%) CCNP
3 223 (13.97%) CCNA
4 103 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 90 (5.64%) Security Cleared
6 87 (5.45%) Degree
7 76 (4.76%) SC Cleared
8 65 (4.07%) CCIE
9 54 (3.38%) MCSE
10 52 (3.26%) MCSA
11 39 (2.44%) JNCIA
12 31 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
13 26 (1.63%) CCDP
14 25 (1.57%) CISSP
15 24 (1.50%) MCITP
16 20 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
17 19 (1.19%) JNCIS
18 18 (1.13%) CISM
19 17 (1.07%) DV Cleared
20 13 (0.81%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (6.14%) SLA
2 39 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (1.88%) PMO
4 19 (1.19%) GDPR
5 12 (0.75%) NIST
6 11 (0.69%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (0.38%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.38%) QA
9 3 (0.19%) COBIT
10 2 (0.13%) HL7
10 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.13%) ITGC
10 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.063%) Accessibility
11 1 (0.063%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.063%) GRC
11 1 (0.063%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.063%) IEC 61508
11 1 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 618 (38.72%) Active Directory
2 264 (16.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 187 (11.72%) Hyper-V
4 50 (3.13%) XenApp
5 49 (3.07%) VMware ESXi
5 49 (3.07%) vSphere
6 45 (2.82%) Terminal Server
7 34 (2.13%) Docker
8 27 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
9 23 (1.44%) VMware NSX
9 23 (1.44%) XenDesktop
10 22 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
11 18 (1.13%) KVM
12 17 (1.07%) iptables
12 17 (1.07%) QEMU
13 13 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
14 11 (0.69%) Kamailio
14 11 (0.69%) Postfix
15 10 (0.63%) VMware Server
16 9 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 106 (6.64%) SCCM
2 77 (4.82%) Ansible
3 71 (4.45%) Microsoft Intune
4 60 (3.76%) Terraform
5 40 (2.51%) FortiGate
6 36 (2.26%) Puppet
7 34 (2.13%) Kubernetes
7 34 (2.13%) Single Sign-On
8 22 (1.38%) ZABBIX
9 21 (1.32%) WSUS
10 20 (1.25%) Cisco CUCM
10 20 (1.25%) Cisco UCCX
11 19 (1.19%) Cisco Prime
12 18 (1.13%) HAProxy
13 17 (1.07%) Galera Cluster
14 16 (1.00%) Active Directory Federation Services
15 15 (0.94%) Nagios
16 13 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
17 11 (0.69%) Backup Exec
17 11 (0.69%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 747 (46.80%) Cisco
2 682 (42.73%) Microsoft
3 451 (28.26%) VMware
4 178 (11.15%) Palo Alto
5 176 (11.03%) Citrix
6 167 (10.46%) Juniper
7 143 (8.96%) CheckPoint
8 120 (7.52%) Meraki
9 114 (7.14%) HP
10 94 (5.89%) F5
11 88 (5.51%) SolarWinds
12 84 (5.26%) Veeam
13 79 (4.95%) Aruba
14 78 (4.89%) Fortinet
15 64 (4.01%) SonicWALL
16 60 (3.76%) Dell
17 43 (2.69%) Apple
17 43 (2.69%) Mitel
18 37 (2.32%) Google
19 34 (2.13%) Avaya