Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 157 141 116
Rank change year-on-year -16 -25 -17
Permanent jobs citing LAN 3,491 4,180 5,119
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.20% 2.51% 2.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.52% 15.67% 16.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2,846 3,508 4,421
England median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% - -2.30%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £67,500
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 24,048 26,671 31,339
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.13% 16.01% 16.83%
Number of salaries quoted 19,114 21,775 26,203
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 -27 1,318 £50,000 - 119
South East -15 721 £45,000 +12.50% 83
North of England -12 540 £37,500 - 122
Midlands +20 447 £39,000 +4.00% 58
North West -28 310 £40,000 - 67
East of England -38 265 £40,000 -11.11% 33
West Midlands +10 255 £37,500 - 32
South West -19 214 £38,000 +8.57% 35
Yorkshire -8 197 £35,000 -6.67% 41
East Midlands +39 194 £40,500 +15.71% 25
North East +2 33 £28,750 -21.23% 14
South Coast - 1 - -
LAN
UK

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 2,992 (85.71%) WAN
2 1,723 (49.36%) Cisco
3 1,625 (46.55%) Windows
4 1,607 (46.03%) Firewall
5 1,238 (35.46%) Microsoft
6 1,221 (34.98%) Active Directory
7 1,140 (32.66%) VMware
8 912 (26.12%) Cisco Certification
9 905 (25.92%) ITIL
10 894 (25.61%) Windows Server
11 857 (24.55%) VPN
12 787 (22.54%) TCP/IP
13 758 (21.71%) Data Centre
14 753 (21.57%) VMware Infrastructure
15 717 (20.54%) Wireless
16 708 (20.28%) Office 365
17 672 (19.25%) Finance
18 669 (19.16%) CCNP
19 651 (18.65%) DNS
20 569 (16.30%) Citrix
21 555 (15.90%) MS Exchange
22 523 (14.98%) CCNA
23 513 (14.69%) DHCP
24 506 (14.49%) Network Security
25 481 (13.78%) CheckPoint
26 477 (13.66%) Microsoft Azure
27 473 (13.55%) Windows Server 2008
28 461 (13.21%) Linux
29 457 (13.09%) MPLS
30 447 (12.80%) Problem-Solving

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
1 555 (15.90%) MS Exchange
2 178 (5.10%) SharePoint
3 173 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 149 (4.27%) Skype for Business
5 146 (4.18%) Exchange Server 2013
6 90 (2.58%) IIS
7 66 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
8 55 (1.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 33 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
10 31 (0.89%) Apache
11 30 (0.86%) IBM Notes
12 21 (0.60%) WebSphere
13 20 (0.57%) CMS
14 18 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
15 14 (0.40%) JBoss
15 14 (0.40%) nginx
15 14 (0.40%) Office Communications Server
15 14 (0.40%) OpenStack
16 13 (0.37%) WebLogic
16 13 (0.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 424 (12.15%) Microsoft Office
2 74 (2.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 56 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 41 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 25 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
7 3 (0.086%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.057%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.057%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.029%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.029%) EPLAN
9 1 (0.029%) Mozilla Thunderbird
9 1 (0.029%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 26 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
2 16 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.26%) Elite 3E
3 9 (0.26%) Orchard Housing
4 7 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
4 7 (0.20%) Eikon
5 4 (0.11%) Workfront
6 3 (0.086%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.057%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.057%) Infor M3
7 2 (0.057%) Maximo
7 2 (0.057%) Pegasus Opera
7 2 (0.057%) Sage 50
7 2 (0.057%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.029%) assyst
8 1 (0.029%) Lawson
8 1 (0.029%) Primavera
8 1 (0.029%) Raiser's Edge
8 1 (0.029%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.029%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 708 (20.28%) Office 365
2 477 (13.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 337 (9.65%) Amazon AWS
4 75 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
4 75 (2.15%) SaaS
5 69 (1.98%) IaaS
6 44 (1.26%) G Suite
7 41 (1.17%) PaaS
8 33 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
9 31 (0.89%) Mimecast
10 25 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
11 21 (0.60%) Amazon S3
12 19 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 18 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
13 18 (0.52%) IBM Cloud
14 15 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 14 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
16 13 (0.37%) AWS Lambda
16 13 (0.37%) Serverless
17 11 (0.32%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 2,992 (85.71%) WAN
2 1,607 (46.03%) Firewall
3 857 (24.55%) VPN
4 787 (22.54%) TCP/IP
5 717 (20.54%) Wireless
6 651 (18.65%) DNS
7 513 (14.69%) DHCP
8 506 (14.49%) Network Security
9 457 (13.09%) MPLS
10 436 (12.49%) SAN
11 422 (12.09%) VoIP
12 420 (12.03%) WLAN
13 411 (11.77%) Wi-Fi
14 409 (11.72%) VLAN
15 396 (11.34%) Cisco ASA
16 384 (11.00%) BGP
16 384 (11.00%) OSPF
17 305 (8.74%) Cisco Nexus
18 230 (6.59%) Cisco IOS
19 212 (6.07%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 282 (8.08%) SQL Server
2 55 (1.58%) MySQL
3 43 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 40 (1.15%) Big Data
5 25 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
6 24 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
7 21 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
8 20 (0.57%) Hadoop
9 17 (0.49%) MongoDB
9 17 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
10 14 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
10 14 (0.40%) NoSQL
11 12 (0.34%) Relational Database
12 11 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
13 10 (0.29%) Oracle Database
14 8 (0.23%) MS Access
14 8 (0.23%) SQL Server 2016
15 7 (0.20%) Blockchain
16 4 (0.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 4 (0.11%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 53 (1.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 24 (0.69%) Jenkins
2 24 (0.69%) JIRA
3 22 (0.63%) Git (software)
4 10 (0.29%) PEAR
4 10 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
5 9 (0.26%) InstallShield
5 9 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (0.26%) TeamCity
6 8 (0.23%) Artifactory
7 6 (0.17%) JMeter
7 6 (0.17%) NUnit
7 6 (0.17%) Selenium
7 6 (0.17%) SpecFlow
7 6 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
8 5 (0.14%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.086%) Subversion
9 3 (0.086%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.057%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.057%) Metasploit
General
1 672 (19.25%) Finance
2 282 (8.08%) Retail
3 217 (6.22%) Telecoms
4 199 (5.70%) Banking
5 77 (2.21%) Legal
6 69 (1.98%) Law
7 67 (1.92%) Manufacturing
8 60 (1.72%) Investment Banking
9 50 (1.43%) Financial Institution
10 45 (1.29%) Advertising
11 33 (0.95%) Publishing
12 31 (0.89%) Back Office
13 28 (0.80%) Front Office
13 28 (0.80%) Marketing
14 24 (0.69%) Multimedia
15 20 (0.57%) Games
16 16 (0.46%) Local Government
17 13 (0.37%) Billing
17 13 (0.37%) Electronics
18 12 (0.34%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 820 (23.49%) Network Engineer
2 604 (17.30%) Analyst
3 391 (11.20%) Support Engineer
4 370 (10.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 255 (7.30%) IT Support
6 240 (6.87%) Support Analyst
7 237 (6.79%) Architect
8 184 (5.27%) Senior Network Engineer
9 168 (4.81%) IT Engineer
10 157 (4.50%) Cisco Engineer
11 156 (4.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 145 (4.15%) Security Engineer
13 138 (3.95%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 129 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
15 121 (3.47%) IT Analyst
16 120 (3.44%) Desktop Support
17 114 (3.27%) Consultant
18 111 (3.18%) Network Analyst
19 110 (3.15%) Network Security Engineer
20 108 (3.09%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (2.12%) Middleware
2 60 (1.72%) 802.1X
3 31 (0.89%) LDAP
3 31 (0.89%) Web Services
4 28 (0.80%) FIX Protocol
5 25 (0.72%) HTML
6 21 (0.60%) .NET
7 19 (0.54%) CSS
8 18 (0.52%) JSON
9 17 (0.49%) WebSphere MQ
10 15 (0.43%) XML
11 11 (0.32%) COM
11 11 (0.32%) XMPP
12 10 (0.29%) LAMP
12 10 (0.29%) WSH
13 9 (0.26%) Software Packaging
14 7 (0.20%) EDI
15 6 (0.17%) Elastic Stack
15 6 (0.17%) Gherkin
16 5 (0.14%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 758 (21.71%) Data Centre
2 308 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
3 179 (5.13%) Self-Motivation
4 158 (4.53%) Management Information System
5 144 (4.12%) Computer Science
6 143 (4.10%) Driving Licence
7 104 (2.98%) Video Conferencing
8 71 (2.03%) Cyberthreat
9 69 (1.98%) Blackberry
10 67 (1.92%) Hedge funds
11 58 (1.66%) Replication
12 54 (1.55%) NHS
13 52 (1.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 48 (1.37%) Clustering
14 48 (1.37%) Private Cloud
15 46 (1.32%) Fat Client
15 46 (1.32%) Public Cloud
15 46 (1.32%) Thin Client
16 44 (1.26%) Virtual Team
17 42 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1,625 (46.55%) Windows
2 894 (25.61%) Windows Server
3 473 (13.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 461 (13.21%) Linux
5 410 (11.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 391 (11.20%) Windows 7
7 320 (9.17%) Windows 10
8 148 (4.24%) Unix
9 115 (3.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 113 (3.24%) Windows 8
11 70 (2.01%) Android
12 55 (1.58%) Apple iOS
13 54 (1.55%) Mac OS X
14 52 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 43 (1.23%) CentOS
15 43 (1.23%) Windows XP
16 36 (1.03%) Solaris
17 35 (1.00%) Mac OS
18 24 (0.69%) Ubuntu
19 17 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 905 (25.92%) ITIL
2 447 (12.80%) Problem-Solving
3 444 (12.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 342 (9.80%) Project Management
5 258 (7.39%) Incident Management
6 251 (7.19%) Service Management
7 238 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
8 234 (6.70%) Load Balancing
9 231 (6.62%) Network Management
10 214 (6.13%) Service Delivery
11 211 (6.04%) Network Design
12 195 (5.59%) Information Security
13 188 (5.39%) Presales
14 184 (5.27%) Kalman Filter
15 183 (5.24%) Network Monitoring
16 161 (4.61%) Migration
17 158 (4.53%) Change Management
18 153 (4.38%) Root Cause Analysis
19 151 (4.33%) Problem Management
20 138 (3.95%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 308 (8.82%) SQL
2 247 (7.08%) PowerShell
3 189 (5.41%) Python
4 64 (1.83%) C
5 49 (1.40%) Bash Shell
6 44 (1.26%) Perl
7 38 (1.09%) Java
8 25 (0.72%) PHP
8 25 (0.72%) Shell Script
9 24 (0.69%) VBScript
10 22 (0.63%) Ruby
11 18 (0.52%) VB
12 17 (0.49%) T-SQL
13 9 (0.26%) C#
14 8 (0.23%) Groovy
15 7 (0.20%) JavaScript
16 5 (0.14%) Go
17 3 (0.086%) VBA
18 2 (0.057%) C++
18 2 (0.057%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 912 (26.12%) Cisco Certification
2 669 (19.16%) CCNP
3 523 (14.98%) CCNA
4 346 (9.91%) Degree
5 329 (9.42%) Microsoft Certification
6 211 (6.04%) MCSE
7 198 (5.67%) Security Cleared
8 135 (3.87%) SC Cleared
9 120 (3.44%) MCSA
10 111 (3.18%) MCP
11 108 (3.09%) CCDP
12 107 (3.07%) ITIL Certification
13 86 (2.46%) CCIE
14 85 (2.43%) CISSP
15 78 (2.23%) DV Cleared
16 58 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
17 56 (1.60%) MCITP
18 48 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 41 (1.17%) JNCIP
20 35 (1.00%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 382 (10.94%) SLA
2 143 (4.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 92 (2.64%) PCI DSS
4 73 (2.09%) GDPR
5 39 (1.12%) Cyber Essentials
6 33 (0.95%) PMO
7 28 (0.80%) QA
8 27 (0.77%) COBIT
9 17 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 16 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 15 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 6 (0.17%) GPG13
12 6 (0.17%) ISO 22301
13 4 (0.11%) ISO 9001
13 4 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 4 (0.11%) PMBOK
13 4 (0.11%) SAS 70
14 3 (0.086%) ISO 14001
14 3 (0.086%) NIST 800
15 2 (0.057%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 1,221 (34.98%) Active Directory
2 753 (21.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 397 (11.37%) Hyper-V
4 149 (4.27%) VMware ESXi
5 100 (2.86%) vSphere
5 100 (2.86%) XenApp
6 68 (1.95%) XenDesktop
7 61 (1.75%) Firmware
8 53 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
9 50 (1.43%) Terminal Services
10 42 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
11 37 (1.06%) VMware NSX
12 34 (0.97%) XenServer
13 32 (0.92%) Virtual Desktop
14 19 (0.54%) Docker
15 18 (0.52%) ProxySG
16 14 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 14 (0.40%) NFS
16 14 (0.40%) VMware Server
17 12 (0.34%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 187 (5.36%) SCCM
2 94 (2.69%) Cisco Prime
3 78 (2.23%) Ansible
4 73 (2.09%) Cisco CUCM
5 71 (2.03%) Backup Exec
5 71 (2.03%) Nagios
6 60 (1.72%) SCOM
7 59 (1.69%) FortiGate
8 54 (1.55%) WSUS
9 50 (1.43%) Cisco LMS
9 50 (1.43%) Opsview
10 46 (1.32%) Puppet
11 41 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
12 40 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
13 37 (1.06%) AirWatch
14 33 (0.95%) SolarWinds Orion
15 30 (0.86%) QRadar
16 26 (0.74%) Terraform
17 22 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
18 21 (0.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 1,723 (49.36%) Cisco
2 1,238 (35.46%) Microsoft
3 1,140 (32.66%) VMware
4 569 (16.30%) Citrix
5 481 (13.78%) CheckPoint
6 370 (10.60%) HP
7 337 (9.65%) Juniper
8 281 (8.05%) SolarWinds
9 256 (7.33%) F5
10 199 (5.70%) Palo Alto
11 174 (4.98%) Fortinet
12 161 (4.61%) Oracle
13 141 (4.04%) Meraki
14 126 (3.61%) Avaya
15 124 (3.55%) NetApp
16 118 (3.38%) Riverbed
16 118 (3.38%) Veeam
17 113 (3.24%) Dell
18 104 (2.98%) ServiceNow
19 91 (2.61%) Red Hat