Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 154 143 115
Rank change year-on-year -11 -28 -14
Permanent jobs citing LAN 3,427 4,041 5,042
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.24% 2.46% 2.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.94% 15.33% 16.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2,769 3,383 4,286
England median annual salary £43,028 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.24% - -5.56%
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,750 £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 22,936 26,353 30,526
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.97% 16.04% 16.86%
Number of salaries quoted 18,254 21,583 25,316
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,250 £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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -18 1,236 £52,500 +5.00% 146
South East -13 703 £42,500 +8.97% 101
North of England -19 546 £37,500 -6.25% 139
Midlands +19 439 £38,500 +2.67% 91
North West -23 313 £39,000 -3.70% 75
East of England -21 296 £38,500 -14.44% 48
West Midlands +10 262 £37,500 - 64
South West +5 226 £38,000 +1.33% 43
Yorkshire -25 195 £35,000 -6.67% 46
East Midlands +25 179 £41,500 +12.16% 27
North East +5 38 £30,000 -11.76% 18
South Coast - 1 - -
LAN
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 2,941 (85.82%) WAN
2 1,614 (47.10%) Cisco
3 1,587 (46.31%) Firewall
4 1,565 (45.67%) Windows
5 1,185 (34.58%) Microsoft
6 1,181 (34.46%) Active Directory
7 1,066 (31.11%) VMware
8 881 (25.71%) Cisco Certification
9 861 (25.12%) Windows Server
10 831 (24.25%) VPN
11 818 (23.87%) TCP/IP
12 802 (23.40%) ITIL
13 729 (21.27%) Data Centre
14 722 (21.07%) Wireless
15 717 (20.92%) VMware Infrastructure
16 673 (19.64%) Office 365
17 639 (18.65%) CCNP
18 625 (18.24%) Finance
19 606 (17.68%) DNS
20 540 (15.76%) Network Security
21 514 (15.00%) Citrix
22 490 (14.30%) Linux
23 485 (14.15%) DHCP
24 477 (13.92%) CheckPoint
25 471 (13.74%) CCNA
26 454 (13.25%) Problem-Solving
27 453 (13.22%) MPLS
28 448 (13.07%) Microsoft Azure
29 440 (12.84%) MS Exchange
30 435 (12.69%) Wi-Fi

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
1 440 (12.84%) MS Exchange
2 166 (4.84%) SharePoint
3 147 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 137 (4.00%) Skype for Business
5 130 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 79 (2.31%) IIS
7 53 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2007
8 41 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 36 (1.05%) Apache
10 34 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
11 30 (0.88%) IBM Notes
12 24 (0.70%) CMS
13 18 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
14 16 (0.47%) JBoss
14 16 (0.47%) nginx
15 15 (0.44%) Confluence
16 14 (0.41%) Office Communications Server
17 12 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
17 12 (0.35%) Tomcat
18 11 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 381 (11.12%) Microsoft Office
2 85 (2.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 61 (1.78%) MS Visio
4 50 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 18 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.15%) SOLIDWORKS
7 4 (0.12%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.088%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.058%) Adobe Premiere
9 2 (0.058%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.029%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.029%) EPLAN
10 1 (0.029%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 21 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.26%) Orchard Housing
4 8 (0.23%) Elite 3E
5 7 (0.20%) Eikon
6 4 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
7 3 (0.088%) Infor M3
7 3 (0.088%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.058%) Bankmaster
8 2 (0.058%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.058%) Maximo
8 2 (0.058%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.058%) Workfront
9 1 (0.029%) assyst
9 1 (0.029%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.029%) Lawson
9 1 (0.029%) Pegasus Opera
9 1 (0.029%) Primavera
9 1 (0.029%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.029%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 673 (19.64%) Office 365
2 448 (13.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 305 (8.90%) Amazon AWS
4 73 (2.13%) SaaS
5 63 (1.84%) IaaS
6 56 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
7 43 (1.25%) G Suite
8 41 (1.20%) PaaS
9 37 (1.08%) Mimecast
10 23 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
11 22 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
12 20 (0.58%) Amazon S3
13 19 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 18 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
15 15 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
16 12 (0.35%) GitHub
17 10 (0.29%) CloudFront
18 8 (0.23%) Akamai
18 8 (0.23%) Dropbox
19 7 (0.20%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 2,941 (85.82%) WAN
2 1,587 (46.31%) Firewall
3 831 (24.25%) VPN
4 818 (23.87%) TCP/IP
5 722 (21.07%) Wireless
6 606 (17.68%) DNS
7 540 (15.76%) Network Security
8 485 (14.15%) DHCP
9 453 (13.22%) MPLS
10 435 (12.69%) Wi-Fi
11 425 (12.40%) VoIP
12 413 (12.05%) BGP
13 411 (11.99%) WLAN
14 410 (11.96%) SAN
15 403 (11.76%) VLAN
16 398 (11.61%) OSPF
17 369 (10.77%) Cisco ASA
18 311 (9.07%) Cisco Nexus
19 251 (7.32%) Ethernet
20 223 (6.51%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (7.00%) SQL Server
2 43 (1.25%) MySQL
3 35 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
4 33 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
5 30 (0.88%) Big Data
6 25 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
7 20 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
8 17 (0.50%) Hadoop
9 12 (0.35%) MongoDB
10 11 (0.32%) SQL Server 2016
11 10 (0.29%) Apache Cassandra
11 10 (0.29%) NoSQL
11 10 (0.29%) Oracle Database
12 9 (0.26%) Relational Database
13 8 (0.23%) MS Access
13 8 (0.23%) SQL Server 2014
14 6 (0.18%) Crystal Reports
15 5 (0.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 5 (0.15%) SQL Server 2005
16 4 (0.12%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 54 (1.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 32 (0.93%) Jenkins
3 30 (0.88%) JIRA
4 13 (0.38%) Git (software)
5 10 (0.29%) PEAR
6 5 (0.15%) InstallShield
6 5 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (0.12%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.088%) Metasploit
8 3 (0.088%) MSI
8 3 (0.088%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.058%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.058%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.058%) Dreamweaver
10 1 (0.029%) git-flow
10 1 (0.029%) GoCD
10 1 (0.029%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.029%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.029%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.029%) WiX
General
1 625 (18.24%) Finance
2 251 (7.32%) Retail
3 235 (6.86%) Telecoms
4 222 (6.48%) Banking
5 76 (2.22%) Law
6 63 (1.84%) Investment Banking
7 61 (1.78%) Legal
8 38 (1.11%) Financial Institution
9 36 (1.05%) Advertising
10 35 (1.02%) Manufacturing
11 34 (0.99%) Back Office
12 27 (0.79%) Publishing
13 25 (0.73%) Front Office
14 20 (0.58%) Multimedia
15 19 (0.55%) Marketing
16 14 (0.41%) Billing
16 14 (0.41%) Games
16 14 (0.41%) Local Government
17 11 (0.32%) Electronics
17 11 (0.32%) French Language
Job Titles
1 785 (22.91%) Network Engineer
2 572 (16.69%) Analyst
3 377 (11.00%) Support Engineer
4 345 (10.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 250 (7.30%) Architect
6 241 (7.03%) IT Support
7 228 (6.65%) Support Analyst
8 175 (5.11%) Senior Network Engineer
9 174 (5.08%) IT Engineer
10 158 (4.61%) Cisco Engineer
11 153 (4.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 151 (4.41%) Security Engineer
13 139 (4.06%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 137 (4.00%) Consultant
15 134 (3.91%) 2nd Line Support
16 122 (3.56%) 3rd Line Support
16 122 (3.56%) Desktop Support
16 122 (3.56%) Technical Support
17 110 (3.21%) Network Manager
18 107 (3.12%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (2.01%) 802.1X
2 49 (1.43%) Middleware
3 33 (0.96%) Web Services
4 30 (0.88%) LDAP
5 25 (0.73%) HTML
6 21 (0.61%) FIX Protocol
7 17 (0.50%) XMPP
8 15 (0.44%) CSS
8 15 (0.44%) JSON
9 13 (0.38%) .NET
10 11 (0.32%) COM
11 10 (0.29%) RabbitMQ
12 8 (0.23%) LAMP
12 8 (0.23%) XML
13 6 (0.18%) Ajax
13 6 (0.18%) Software Packaging
14 5 (0.15%) AngularJS
14 5 (0.15%) J2EE
14 5 (0.15%) REST
14 5 (0.15%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 729 (21.27%) Data Centre
2 283 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
3 201 (5.87%) Self-Motivation
4 162 (4.73%) Management Information System
5 147 (4.29%) Computer Science
6 137 (4.00%) Driving Licence
7 113 (3.30%) Video Conferencing
8 56 (1.63%) Cyberthreat
9 54 (1.58%) Blackberry
10 53 (1.55%) NHS
11 48 (1.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 48 (1.40%) Replication
12 44 (1.28%) Hedge funds
12 44 (1.28%) Public Cloud
13 42 (1.23%) Clustering
14 40 (1.17%) Virtual Team
15 36 (1.05%) Fintech
15 36 (1.05%) Private Cloud
16 34 (0.99%) Fat Client
16 34 (0.99%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1,565 (45.67%) Windows
2 861 (25.12%) Windows Server
3 490 (14.30%) Linux
4 426 (12.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 402 (11.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 362 (10.56%) Windows 7
7 345 (10.07%) Windows 10
8 141 (4.11%) Unix
9 112 (3.27%) Windows Server 2003
10 98 (2.86%) Windows 8
11 66 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 52 (1.52%) Android
13 51 (1.49%) Mac OS X
14 44 (1.28%) CentOS
15 42 (1.23%) Apple iOS
16 40 (1.17%) Windows XP
17 36 (1.05%) Mac OS
18 29 (0.85%) Solaris
19 22 (0.64%) Ubuntu
20 15 (0.44%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 802 (23.40%) ITIL
2 454 (13.25%) Problem-Solving
3 417 (12.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 298 (8.70%) Project Management
5 260 (7.59%) Service Management
6 257 (7.50%) Information Security
7 249 (7.27%) Disaster Recovery
7 249 (7.27%) Incident Management
8 235 (6.86%) Network Management
9 226 (6.59%) Network Design
10 224 (6.54%) Load Balancing
11 204 (5.95%) Network Monitoring
11 204 (5.95%) Presales
12 202 (5.89%) Service Delivery
13 175 (5.11%) Kalman Filter
14 165 (4.81%) Migration
15 158 (4.61%) Change Management
16 146 (4.26%) Problem Management
17 141 (4.11%) ITSM
18 139 (4.06%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 278 (8.11%) SQL
2 238 (6.94%) PowerShell
3 206 (6.01%) Python
4 80 (2.33%) C
5 60 (1.75%) Bash Shell
6 53 (1.55%) Perl
7 42 (1.23%) Java
8 36 (1.05%) VBScript
9 22 (0.64%) PHP
10 21 (0.61%) Ruby
11 20 (0.58%) VB
12 19 (0.55%) T-SQL
13 14 (0.41%) Shell Script
14 13 (0.38%) C#
15 8 (0.23%) Groovy
15 8 (0.23%) JavaScript
16 5 (0.15%) Go
17 4 (0.12%) C++
17 4 (0.12%) PL/SQL
18 3 (0.088%) VBA
Qualifications
1 881 (25.71%) Cisco Certification
2 639 (18.65%) CCNP
3 471 (13.74%) CCNA
4 356 (10.39%) Degree
5 306 (8.93%) Microsoft Certification
6 211 (6.16%) Security Cleared
7 203 (5.92%) MCSE
8 145 (4.23%) SC Cleared
9 142 (4.14%) MCSA
10 109 (3.18%) MCP
11 99 (2.89%) CCIE
12 96 (2.80%) CCDP
13 93 (2.71%) CISSP
13 93 (2.71%) ITIL Certification
14 81 (2.36%) DV Cleared
15 67 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
16 57 (1.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 50 (1.46%) MCITP
18 46 (1.34%) CCSA
19 41 (1.20%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 365 (10.65%) SLA
2 138 (4.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 81 (2.36%) GDPR
4 80 (2.33%) PCI DSS
5 35 (1.02%) PMO
6 33 (0.96%) Cyber Essentials
7 27 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 23 (0.67%) QA
9 21 (0.61%) COBIT
10 16 (0.47%) SAS 70
11 14 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 11 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 10 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 7 (0.20%) ISO 9001
15 6 (0.18%) ISO 22301
16 5 (0.15%) PMBOK
17 4 (0.12%) GPG13
18 3 (0.088%) ISO 14001
19 2 (0.058%) Basel III
19 2 (0.058%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1,181 (34.46%) Active Directory
2 717 (20.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 390 (11.38%) Hyper-V
4 127 (3.71%) VMware ESXi
5 97 (2.83%) vSphere
6 86 (2.51%) XenApp
7 73 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
8 70 (2.04%) XenDesktop
9 61 (1.78%) Terminal Services
9 61 (1.78%) Virtual Machines
10 52 (1.52%) Firmware
11 25 (0.73%) Docker
12 24 (0.70%) VMware NSX
13 21 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
14 20 (0.58%) XenServer
15 16 (0.47%) ProxySG
16 14 (0.41%) Xen
17 13 (0.38%) DFS Replication
17 13 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 13 (0.38%) NFS
Systems Management
1 173 (5.05%) SCCM
2 94 (2.74%) Cisco Prime
3 82 (2.39%) Nagios
4 75 (2.19%) Cisco CUCM
5 72 (2.10%) Ansible
6 60 (1.75%) FortiGate
7 55 (1.60%) Backup Exec
8 54 (1.58%) SCOM
9 49 (1.43%) WSUS
10 47 (1.37%) Cisco LMS
10 47 (1.37%) Opsview
11 46 (1.34%) Puppet
12 42 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
13 34 (0.99%) SolarWinds Orion
14 31 (0.90%) Stealthwatch
15 27 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
16 25 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
17 24 (0.70%) Terraform
18 21 (0.61%) AirWatch
18 21 (0.61%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 1,614 (47.10%) Cisco
2 1,185 (34.58%) Microsoft
3 1,066 (31.11%) VMware
4 514 (15.00%) Citrix
5 477 (13.92%) CheckPoint
6 336 (9.80%) Juniper
7 329 (9.60%) HP
8 290 (8.46%) SolarWinds
9 222 (6.48%) F5
10 218 (6.36%) Palo Alto
11 191 (5.57%) Fortinet
12 138 (4.03%) Meraki
13 124 (3.62%) Avaya
14 122 (3.56%) Riverbed
15 115 (3.36%) Oracle
16 113 (3.30%) Veeam
17 112 (3.27%) Dell
18 111 (3.24%) NetApp
19 107 (3.12%) Red Hat
20 83 (2.42%) Apple