Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 194 135 150
Rank change year-on-year -59 +15 +15
Permanent jobs citing LAN 1,276 2,525 3,333
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.70% 2.49% 2.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.95% 16.43% 15.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1,096 2,074 2,694
10th Percentile £28,500 £25,000 £25,500
25th Percentile £33,188 £31,250 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £43,250
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% -1.73% -1.70%
75th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,875 £72,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,250
% change year-on-year +5.88% -1.73% +1.76%

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 9,850 15,367 21,453
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.12% 15.15% 15.58%
Number of salaries quoted 7,558 12,387 16,684
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £34,438 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +1.06%
75th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 20 April 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 20 April 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 -109 305 £52,500 +5.00% 62
North of England +2 296 £42,500 +9.73% 54
South East -28 259 £45,000 +5.88% 55
Midlands -41 183 £40,000 +14.29% 50
North West +22 153 £50,000 +25.00% 33
South West -46 146 £43,500 +24.29% 32
West Midlands -40 120 £42,500 +12.58% 29
Yorkshire -11 109 £40,000 -5.88% 13
East of England -38 77 £44,500 +4.71% 10
East Midlands -12 65 £33,750 +3.85% 21
North East -3 34 £34,750 +3.73% 8
LAN
UK

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 1,157 (90.67%) WAN
2 660 (51.72%) Firewall
3 621 (48.67%) Cisco
4 554 (43.42%) Windows
5 479 (37.54%) Microsoft
6 449 (35.19%) Active Directory
7 368 (28.84%) VMware
8 359 (28.13%) Microsoft 365
9 336 (26.33%) Cisco Certification
10 316 (24.76%) Azure
11 304 (23.82%) Windows Server
12 299 (23.43%) VPN
13 262 (20.53%) ITIL
14 257 (20.14%) TCP/IP
15 249 (19.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 235 (18.42%) CCNP
17 216 (16.93%) VMware Infrastructure
18 215 (16.85%) DNS
18 215 (16.85%) Linux
19 214 (16.77%) Data Centre
20 198 (15.52%) Wireless
21 194 (15.20%) Network Security
22 179 (14.03%) DHCP
23 177 (13.87%) CCNA
23 177 (13.87%) Wi-Fi
24 176 (13.79%) VLAN
25 168 (13.17%) MPLS
26 157 (12.30%) SD-WAN
27 153 (11.99%) MS Exchange
28 148 (11.60%) Cisco ASA

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
1 153 (11.99%) MS Exchange
2 69 (5.41%) SharePoint
3 52 (4.08%) IIS
4 37 (2.90%) Apache
5 22 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
6 19 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (1.33%) nginx
7 17 (1.33%) Tomcat
8 12 (0.94%) ejabberd
8 12 (0.94%) Skype for Business
9 5 (0.39%) IBM Notes
9 5 (0.39%) SAS
10 4 (0.31%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.16%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.16%) Confluence
11 2 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.16%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.16%) JBoss
12 1 (0.078%) Site Server
Applications
1 106 (8.31%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.33%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.078%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.39%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.16%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.078%) Magento
3 1 (0.078%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.078%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.078%) Sage 300 ERP
3 1 (0.078%) Sage CRM
3 1 (0.078%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.078%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 359 (28.13%) Microsoft 365
2 316 (24.76%) Azure
3 142 (11.13%) AWS
4 40 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
5 34 (2.66%) IaaS
6 27 (2.12%) PaaS
7 19 (1.49%) SaaS
8 17 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
8 17 (1.33%) Mimecast
9 12 (0.94%) GCP
10 10 (0.78%) Azure Sentinel
11 8 (0.63%) Google Workspace
12 7 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
12 7 (0.55%) Route 53
12 7 (0.55%) Slack
13 6 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (0.47%) Google Play
13 6 (0.47%) Power Platform
14 5 (0.39%) OneDrive
15 4 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1,157 (90.67%) WAN
2 660 (51.72%) Firewall
3 299 (23.43%) VPN
4 257 (20.14%) TCP/IP
5 215 (16.85%) DNS
6 198 (15.52%) Wireless
7 194 (15.20%) Network Security
8 179 (14.03%) DHCP
9 177 (13.87%) Wi-Fi
10 176 (13.79%) VLAN
11 168 (13.17%) MPLS
12 157 (12.30%) SD-WAN
13 148 (11.60%) Cisco ASA
14 144 (11.29%) WLAN
15 140 (10.97%) VoIP
16 110 (8.62%) BGP
17 105 (8.23%) SAN
18 102 (7.99%) Internet
19 86 (6.74%) OSPF
20 78 (6.11%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (6.11%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.47%) MongoDB
2 6 (0.47%) Power BI
3 5 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (0.39%) Big Data
3 5 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (0.31%) Hadoop
4 4 (0.31%) NoSQL
4 4 (0.31%) RDBMS
4 4 (0.31%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (0.24%) Apache Hive
5 3 (0.24%) HBase
5 3 (0.24%) Impala
5 3 (0.24%) MySQL
5 3 (0.24%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.24%) Redis
5 3 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (1.25%) Git (software)
2 12 (0.94%) Sonatype Nexus
3 10 (0.78%) Bitbucket
4 8 (0.63%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.39%) JIRA
5 5 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (0.39%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.16%) GitLab
8 1 (0.078%) Chocolatey
8 1 (0.078%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.078%) Hudson
8 1 (0.078%) Visual Studio
General
1 125 (9.80%) Finance
2 108 (8.46%) Telecoms
3 57 (4.47%) Banking
4 50 (3.92%) Public Sector
5 32 (2.51%) Law
6 31 (2.43%) Retail
7 18 (1.41%) Manufacturing
8 16 (1.25%) Marketing
9 14 (1.10%) Legal
10 12 (0.94%) Aerospace
10 12 (0.94%) Games
11 9 (0.71%) Local Government
12 8 (0.63%) Electronics
13 7 (0.55%) Back Office
13 7 (0.55%) Military
14 6 (0.47%) Publishing
15 5 (0.39%) Fire and Rescue
16 3 (0.24%) Front Office
16 3 (0.24%) Multimedia
17 2 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 376 (29.47%) Network Engineer
2 188 (14.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 127 (9.95%) Support Engineer
4 118 (9.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 116 (9.09%) IT Engineer
6 106 (8.31%) Senior Network Engineer
7 104 (8.15%) Analyst
8 96 (7.52%) IT Support
9 74 (5.80%) Architect
10 69 (5.41%) Security Engineer
11 63 (4.94%) Cisco Engineer
12 60 (4.70%) 3rd Line Support
13 57 (4.47%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 56 (4.39%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
15 52 (4.08%) 2nd Line Support
16 51 (4.00%) Consultant
17 50 (3.92%) Network Architect
18 49 (3.84%) Systems Engineer
19 45 (3.53%) Support Analyst
20 42 (3.29%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (1.57%) JSON
2 18 (1.41%) XMPP
3 16 (1.25%) Web Services
4 12 (0.94%) .NET
4 12 (0.94%) FIX Protocol
4 12 (0.94%) HTML
5 11 (0.86%) 802.1X
6 10 (0.78%) XML
7 9 (0.71%) COM
7 9 (0.71%) YAML
8 7 (0.55%) LDAP
9 5 (0.39%) REST
10 4 (0.31%) CSS
10 4 (0.31%) Kafka
10 4 (0.31%) Middleware
10 4 (0.31%) WSH
11 3 (0.24%) Regular Expression
12 2 (0.16%) COM+
12 2 (0.16%) SOAP
12 2 (0.16%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 214 (16.77%) Data Centre
2 75 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (5.02%) Organisational Skills
4 47 (3.68%) Self-Motivation
5 44 (3.45%) Management Information System
6 37 (2.90%) Driving Licence
7 24 (1.88%) Clustering
8 23 (1.80%) Public Cloud
8 23 (1.80%) Replication
9 18 (1.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 15 (1.18%) Client/Server
10 15 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
11 14 (1.10%) PKI
11 14 (1.10%) User Experience
12 12 (0.94%) FMCG
13 10 (0.78%) Virtual Team
14 9 (0.71%) AS400
14 9 (0.71%) Smartphone
15 8 (0.63%) Fixed Income
15 8 (0.63%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 554 (43.42%) Windows
2 304 (23.82%) Windows Server
3 215 (16.85%) Linux
4 130 (10.19%) Windows 10
5 90 (7.05%) Windows Server 2016
6 88 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 70 (5.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 67 (5.25%) Windows 7
9 56 (4.39%) Windows Server 2019
10 33 (2.59%) Android
11 23 (1.80%) Unix
12 20 (1.57%) CentOS
13 18 (1.41%) Debian
14 15 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 14 (1.10%) Mac OS
16 13 (1.02%) Mac OS X
17 12 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
18 9 (0.71%) Apple iOS
19 6 (0.47%) Ubuntu
20 5 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (20.53%) ITIL
2 249 (19.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 121 (9.48%) Problem-Solving
4 100 (7.84%) Disaster Recovery
4 100 (7.84%) Network Design
5 82 (6.43%) Project Management
6 78 (6.11%) Presales
7 71 (5.56%) Change Management
7 71 (5.56%) Service Delivery
8 61 (4.78%) Mentoring
9 55 (4.31%) Load Balancing
10 54 (4.23%) Project Delivery
11 53 (4.15%) Agile Software Development
11 53 (4.15%) DevOps
11 53 (4.15%) SIEM
12 52 (4.08%) Cybersecurity
12 52 (4.08%) Information Security
13 51 (4.00%) Computer Science
13 51 (4.00%) High Availability
13 51 (4.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 126 (9.87%) PowerShell
2 88 (6.90%) SQL
3 50 (3.92%) Python
4 29 (2.27%) Bash Shell
5 23 (1.80%) C
6 22 (1.72%) PHP
7 17 (1.33%) Perl
8 14 (1.10%) C#
9 11 (0.86%) Java
10 8 (0.63%) C++
11 6 (0.47%) JavaScript
12 5 (0.39%) R
13 4 (0.31%) Tcl
13 4 (0.31%) VBScript
14 3 (0.24%) VB
15 2 (0.16%) Lisp
15 2 (0.16%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.078%) AWK
16 1 (0.078%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.078%) VBA
Qualifications
1 336 (26.33%) Cisco Certification
2 235 (18.42%) CCNP
3 177 (13.87%) CCNA
4 87 (6.82%) Security Cleared
5 86 (6.74%) Degree
6 70 (5.49%) CCIE
7 65 (5.09%) Microsoft Certification
8 64 (5.02%) SC Cleared
9 35 (2.74%) MCSE
10 30 (2.35%) Computer Science Degree
11 29 (2.27%) JNCIA
12 27 (2.12%) MCSA
13 23 (1.80%) DV Cleared
14 20 (1.57%) DBS Check
15 19 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
15 19 (1.49%) MCITP
16 18 (1.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 17 (1.33%) JNCIP
18 16 (1.25%) CCENT
19 14 (1.10%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (4.31%) SLA
2 27 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (1.25%) PMO
4 14 (1.10%) GDPR
5 11 (0.86%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.55%) QA
7 5 (0.39%) COBIT
7 5 (0.39%) NIST
8 4 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.16%) HL7
10 2 (0.16%) NCSC
11 1 (0.078%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.078%) ITGC
11 1 (0.078%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 449 (35.19%) Active Directory
2 216 (16.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 107 (8.39%) Hyper-V
4 50 (3.92%) vSphere
5 29 (2.27%) XenApp
6 25 (1.96%) Terminal Server
7 24 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
8 21 (1.65%) VMware NSX
9 20 (1.57%) Docker
10 19 (1.49%) KVM
10 19 (1.49%) Virtual Servers
11 17 (1.33%) VMware Workstation
12 16 (1.25%) iptables
12 16 (1.25%) QEMU
12 16 (1.25%) XenDesktop
13 12 (0.94%) Kamailio
13 12 (0.94%) Postfix
14 9 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 8 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
16 5 (0.39%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 84 (6.58%) SCCM
2 65 (5.09%) Ansible
3 42 (3.29%) Puppet
4 40 (3.13%) FortiGate
5 32 (2.51%) Terraform
6 30 (2.35%) Microsoft Intune
7 21 (1.65%) Nagios
7 21 (1.65%) ZABBIX
8 20 (1.57%) Kubernetes
8 20 (1.57%) WSUS
9 18 (1.41%) Galera Cluster
10 16 (1.25%) HAProxy
11 15 (1.18%) Cisco Prime
12 13 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
13 10 (0.78%) Cisco CUCM
13 10 (0.78%) ITRS Geneos
14 9 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
15 8 (0.63%) Nessus
15 8 (0.63%) NetBackup
15 8 (0.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 621 (48.67%) Cisco
2 479 (37.54%) Microsoft
3 368 (28.84%) VMware
4 139 (10.89%) Palo Alto
5 133 (10.42%) Juniper
6 97 (7.60%) Citrix
7 96 (7.52%) Fortinet
8 95 (7.45%) CheckPoint
9 87 (6.82%) HP
10 84 (6.58%) F5
11 77 (6.03%) Meraki
12 65 (5.09%) SolarWinds
13 63 (4.94%) Veeam
14 55 (4.31%) Aruba
15 53 (4.15%) SonicWALL
16 49 (3.84%) Mitel
17 44 (3.45%) Avaya
18 40 (3.13%) Dell
19 34 (2.66%) Google
20 32 (2.51%) Red Hat