Period
to 1 April 2020

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 1 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
UK > England
6 months to
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 137 150 161
Rank change year-on-year +13 +11 -41
Permanent jobs citing LAN 2,695 3,296 3,621
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.49% 2.40% 2.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.42% 15.64% 14.54%
Number of salaries quoted 2,221 2,815 3,096
Median annual salary £43,000 £44,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.27% - +3.53%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,750
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.26% +0.59%

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 16,417 21,076 24,898
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.14% 15.35% 15.10%
Number of salaries quoted 13,035 16,387 20,070
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 1 April 2020.

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 1 April 2020. 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 +15 982 £50,000 - 78
South East -1 546 £42,500 +1.19% 80
North of England -16 363 £40,000 -5.88% 81
Midlands +38 336 £35,000 -17.65% 50
South West +45 246 £37,500 -8.54% 50
West Midlands +32 226 £35,000 -17.65% 39
East of England +8 215 £42,500 +21.43% 42
North West -12 176 £40,000 -6.98% 49
Yorkshire -4 140 £42,500 +13.33% 21
East Midlands +47 110 £34,825 -18.06% 10
North East -27 47 £33,500 -46.40% 11
LAN
UK

For the 6 months to 1 April 2020, 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 2,369 (87.90%) WAN
2 1,296 (48.09%) Firewall
3 1,263 (46.86%) Cisco
4 1,199 (44.49%) Windows
5 951 (35.29%) Microsoft
6 921 (34.17%) Active Directory
7 805 (29.87%) Office 365
8 775 (28.76%) Cisco Certification
9 741 (27.50%) VMware
10 657 (24.38%) TCP/IP
11 634 (23.53%) VPN
12 588 (21.82%) DNS
13 569 (21.11%) Windows Server
14 548 (20.33%) ITIL
15 545 (20.22%) Azure
16 531 (19.70%) Wireless
17 511 (18.96%) DHCP
18 504 (18.70%) VMware Infrastructure
19 484 (17.96%) CCNP
20 466 (17.29%) Data Centre
21 423 (15.70%) CCNA
22 412 (15.29%) Windows 10
23 406 (15.06%) Network Security
24 380 (14.10%) VoIP
25 376 (13.95%) Microsoft Office
26 369 (13.69%) Problem-Solving
27 360 (13.36%) BGP
28 345 (12.80%) Citrix
29 334 (12.39%) MS Exchange
30 333 (12.36%) 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
1 334 (12.39%) MS Exchange
2 149 (5.53%) SharePoint
3 88 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 88 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2013
4 83 (3.08%) Skype for Business
5 68 (2.52%) IIS
6 17 (0.63%) Apache
7 15 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
8 14 (0.52%) OpenStack
9 9 (0.33%) JBoss
10 8 (0.30%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.19%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.074%) Confluence
12 2 (0.074%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.074%) Sitefinity
12 2 (0.074%) WordPress
13 1 (0.037%) MS Project Server
13 1 (0.037%) nginx
13 1 (0.037%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.037%) Umbraco
Applications
1 376 (13.95%) Microsoft Office
2 88 (3.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 61 (2.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 39 (1.45%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.037%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.037%) Revit
6 1 (0.037%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 14 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.15%) assyst
5 4 (0.15%) Sage CRM
5 4 (0.15%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.15%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 3 (0.11%) Elite 3E
6 3 (0.11%) Exchequer
7 2 (0.074%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.074%) Sage 50
7 2 (0.074%) Shopify
7 2 (0.074%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.037%) C-CURE
8 1 (0.037%) Infor CloudSuite
Cloud Services
1 805 (29.87%) Office 365
2 545 (20.22%) Azure
3 258 (9.57%) AWS
4 79 (2.93%) SaaS
5 68 (2.52%) Azure Active Directory
6 67 (2.49%) IaaS
7 45 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
8 39 (1.45%) Mimecast
9 38 (1.41%) PaaS
10 37 (1.37%) OneDrive
11 36 (1.34%) GCP
12 34 (1.26%) G Suite
13 33 (1.22%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 14 (0.52%) Cloudflare
15 10 (0.37%) OpenShift
16 9 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
16 9 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
16 9 (0.33%) Power Platform
16 9 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 7 (0.26%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 2,369 (87.90%) WAN
2 1,296 (48.09%) Firewall
3 657 (24.38%) TCP/IP
4 634 (23.53%) VPN
5 588 (21.82%) DNS
6 531 (19.70%) Wireless
7 511 (18.96%) DHCP
8 406 (15.06%) Network Security
9 380 (14.10%) VoIP
10 360 (13.36%) BGP
11 333 (12.36%) VLAN
12 330 (12.24%) MPLS
13 324 (12.02%) OSPF
14 300 (11.13%) Wi-Fi
15 288 (10.69%) Cisco ASA
16 278 (10.32%) SAN
17 260 (9.65%) Internet
18 243 (9.02%) WLAN
19 156 (5.79%) IPsec
20 151 (5.60%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (6.31%) SQL Server
2 30 (1.11%) MySQL
3 18 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (0.56%) Oracle Database
5 15 (0.56%) SQL Server 2016
6 11 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
7 8 (0.30%) Power BI
7 8 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
7 8 (0.30%) SQL Server 2017
8 7 (0.26%) NoSQL
9 6 (0.22%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (0.19%) DB2
11 4 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.11%) Amazon Aurora
12 3 (0.11%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.11%) Redis
13 2 (0.074%) Amazon Athena
14 1 (0.037%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 38 (1.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 22 (0.82%) Git (software)
3 16 (0.59%) Subversion
4 10 (0.37%) JIRA
5 7 (0.26%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.15%) Metasploit
7 3 (0.11%) Bugzilla
8 2 (0.074%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.074%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.074%) Gradle
8 2 (0.074%) MSI
8 2 (0.074%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.074%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.037%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 289 (10.72%) Finance
2 219 (8.13%) Telecoms
3 136 (5.05%) Retail
4 82 (3.04%) Legal
5 70 (2.60%) Public Sector
6 68 (2.52%) Law
7 54 (2.00%) Banking
8 34 (1.26%) Marketing
9 26 (0.96%) Manufacturing
10 20 (0.74%) Aerospace
11 16 (0.59%) Advertising
11 16 (0.59%) Back Office
12 14 (0.52%) Police
13 13 (0.48%) Billing
13 13 (0.48%) French Language
14 12 (0.45%) Financial Institution
14 12 (0.45%) Front Office
14 12 (0.45%) Japanese Language
14 12 (0.45%) Military
15 11 (0.41%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 734 (27.24%) Network Engineer
2 345 (12.80%) Analyst
3 338 (12.54%) Support Engineer
4 286 (10.61%) IT Support
5 248 (9.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 218 (8.09%) IT Engineer
7 195 (7.24%) Senior Network Engineer
8 156 (5.79%) Support Analyst
9 154 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
10 141 (5.23%) IT Support Engineer
11 127 (4.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 125 (4.64%) Architect
13 102 (3.78%) Cisco Engineer
14 99 (3.67%) 3rd Line Support
15 96 (3.56%) Consultant
16 94 (3.49%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 92 (3.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
18 89 (3.30%) IT Manager
19 87 (3.23%) IT Analyst
20 85 (3.15%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (1.93%) 802.1X
2 51 (1.89%) LDAP
3 15 (0.56%) WSH
4 13 (0.48%) Web Services
5 12 (0.45%) LAMP
6 9 (0.33%) .NET
6 9 (0.33%) XML
6 9 (0.33%) XMPP
7 8 (0.30%) HTML
8 6 (0.22%) AngularJS
8 6 (0.22%) Elastic Stack
8 6 (0.22%) Jinja
8 6 (0.22%) REST
9 5 (0.19%) ASP.NET
9 5 (0.19%) Node.js
9 5 (0.19%) React
9 5 (0.19%) Software Packaging
9 5 (0.19%) WCF
9 5 (0.19%) WebSphere MQ
9 5 (0.19%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 466 (17.29%) Data Centre
2 179 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
3 167 (6.20%) Management Information System
4 135 (5.01%) Self-Motivation
5 109 (4.04%) Video Conferencing
6 83 (3.08%) Driving Licence
7 45 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
8 43 (1.60%) Client/Server
9 42 (1.56%) PKI
10 41 (1.52%) Replication
11 38 (1.41%) Clustering
12 37 (1.37%) Private Cloud
13 36 (1.34%) Public Cloud
14 32 (1.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 30 (1.11%) CCTV
15 30 (1.11%) Virtual Team
16 28 (1.04%) iPhone
17 27 (1.00%) iPad
18 26 (0.96%) Fat Client
18 26 (0.96%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1,199 (44.49%) Windows
2 569 (21.11%) Windows Server
3 412 (15.29%) Windows 10
4 309 (11.47%) Linux
5 285 (10.58%) Windows 7
6 276 (10.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 230 (8.53%) Windows Server 2016
8 142 (5.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 90 (3.34%) Unix
10 89 (3.30%) Android
11 82 (3.04%) Apple iOS
12 73 (2.71%) Windows Server 2019
13 66 (2.45%) Windows 8
14 52 (1.93%) Windows Server 2003
15 41 (1.52%) Mac OS X
16 34 (1.26%) Mac OS
17 31 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 24 (0.89%) CentOS
19 14 (0.52%) VMS
20 13 (0.48%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 548 (20.33%) ITIL
2 369 (13.69%) Problem-Solving
3 324 (12.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 200 (7.42%) Network Design
5 183 (6.79%) Change Management
6 174 (6.46%) Project Management
7 173 (6.42%) Network Monitoring
8 171 (6.35%) Load Balancing
9 170 (6.31%) Mentoring
10 166 (6.16%) Information Security
11 157 (5.83%) Service Delivery
12 156 (5.79%) Disaster Recovery
13 140 (5.19%) Project Delivery
14 133 (4.94%) Incident Management
15 119 (4.42%) Cybersecurity
16 113 (4.19%) Continuous Improvement
17 103 (3.82%) Migration
18 95 (3.53%) Computer Science
18 95 (3.53%) Network Management
19 93 (3.45%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 217 (8.05%) SQL
2 180 (6.68%) PowerShell
3 82 (3.04%) Python
4 38 (1.41%) VBScript
5 35 (1.30%) C
6 29 (1.08%) Bash Shell
7 19 (0.71%) Perl
8 16 (0.59%) Shell Script
9 14 (0.52%) C#
10 13 (0.48%) JavaScript
11 12 (0.45%) C++
12 10 (0.37%) PHP
13 8 (0.30%) Java
14 7 (0.26%) TypeScript
15 5 (0.19%) VBA
16 4 (0.15%) Scala
17 3 (0.11%) VB
18 2 (0.074%) Go
18 2 (0.074%) Java 8
18 2 (0.074%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 775 (28.76%) Cisco Certification
2 484 (17.96%) CCNP
3 423 (15.70%) CCNA
4 263 (9.76%) Degree
5 239 (8.87%) Microsoft Certification
6 176 (6.53%) Security Cleared
7 157 (5.83%) MCSE
8 144 (5.34%) CCIE
9 119 (4.42%) SC Cleared
10 94 (3.49%) MCSA
11 79 (2.93%) CCDP
12 64 (2.37%) MCP
13 48 (1.78%) CISSP
14 47 (1.74%) DV Cleared
14 47 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
14 47 (1.74%) JNCIA
15 44 (1.63%) CCSA
16 39 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
17 37 (1.37%) CCIE Routing and Switching
18 36 (1.34%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 303 (11.24%) SLA
2 111 (4.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 45 (1.67%) PCI DSS
4 43 (1.60%) GDPR
5 28 (1.04%) Cyber Essentials
6 24 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 14 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 13 (0.48%) ISO 22301
9 12 (0.45%) NIST
10 11 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 9 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 9 (0.33%) PMO
11 9 (0.33%) QA
12 6 (0.22%) NIST 800
13 5 (0.19%) ISO 9001
14 4 (0.15%) COSHH
15 3 (0.11%) Data Quality
16 2 (0.074%) ITGC
16 2 (0.074%) NCSC
17 1 (0.037%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 921 (34.17%) Active Directory
2 504 (18.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 264 (9.80%) Hyper-V
4 99 (3.67%) vSphere
5 92 (3.41%) XenApp
6 74 (2.75%) VMware ESXi
7 48 (1.78%) XenDesktop
8 47 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
9 44 (1.63%) Docker
9 44 (1.63%) Virtual Servers
10 33 (1.22%) Terminal Services
11 30 (1.11%) Firmware
12 22 (0.82%) VMware NSX
13 21 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
14 17 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
15 16 (0.59%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 12 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 9 (0.33%) Terminal Server
18 8 (0.30%) KVM
19 6 (0.22%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 238 (8.83%) SCCM
2 63 (2.34%) Ansible
3 56 (2.08%) WSUS
4 53 (1.97%) Cisco Prime
5 46 (1.71%) Backup Exec
6 44 (1.63%) FortiGate
6 44 (1.63%) Kubernetes
7 43 (1.60%) vCenter Server
8 42 (1.56%) SCOM
9 37 (1.37%) Cisco CUCM
10 36 (1.34%) Single Sign-On
11 27 (1.00%) Microsoft Intune
12 24 (0.89%) Puppet
12 24 (0.89%) Terraform
13 23 (0.85%) SolarWinds Orion
14 19 (0.71%) AirWatch
14 19 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
15 16 (0.59%) Nagios
16 15 (0.56%) Cisco UCCX
17 14 (0.52%) Opsgenie
Vendors
1 1,263 (46.86%) Cisco
2 951 (35.29%) Microsoft
3 741 (27.50%) VMware
4 345 (12.80%) Citrix
5 285 (10.58%) Juniper
6 260 (9.65%) Palo Alto
7 240 (8.91%) CheckPoint
8 227 (8.42%) HP
9 212 (7.87%) Meraki
10 163 (6.05%) SolarWinds
11 140 (5.19%) F5
12 104 (3.86%) Veeam
13 84 (3.12%) Fortinet
14 76 (2.82%) Dell
15 68 (2.52%) Avaya
16 67 (2.49%) Apple
17 65 (2.41%) Aruba
18 60 (2.23%) Mitel
19 58 (2.15%) Symantec
20 52 (1.93%) Oracle