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to

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 16 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
UK > England
6 months to
16 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 262 204 140
Rank change year-on-year -58 -64 +11
Permanent jobs citing LAN 2,006 1,342 2,194
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.49% 1.69% 2.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.16% 12.93% 16.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1,563 1,140 1,815
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,975 £26,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £34,250 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
75th Percentile £58,750 £58,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £70,750 £72,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 17,978 10,375 13,424
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.33% 13.06% 15.12%
Number of salaries quoted 10,332 7,809 10,798
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,750 £26,750
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £49,362
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.29% +3.92%
75th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +3.19%

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 16 May 2022.

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 16 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -75 625 £51,500 -1.90% 109
North of England -30 404 £40,000 -5.88% 103
South East -28 386 £45,000 +1.12% 57
Midlands -27 259 £42,500 +3.66% 59
West Midlands -21 167 £42,500 - 35
South West -11 165 £40,000 -5.88% 31
North West -80 161 £45,000 -5.26% 41
East of England -26 155 £45,000 -10.00% 28
Yorkshire -10 151 £42,500 +6.25% 37
North East +31 91 £40,000 +11.11% 25
East Midlands -38 76 £42,500 +9.68% 23
LAN
UK

For the 6 months to 16 May 2022, 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 1,720 (85.74%) WAN
2 953 (47.51%) Firewall
3 931 (46.41%) Cisco
4 891 (44.42%) Windows
5 877 (43.72%) Microsoft
6 786 (39.18%) Active Directory
7 704 (35.09%) Microsoft 365
8 687 (34.25%) Azure
9 518 (25.82%) ITIL
10 513 (25.57%) VPN
11 501 (24.98%) Windows Server
12 500 (24.93%) Cisco Certification
13 486 (24.23%) Wireless
14 470 (23.43%) Social Skills
15 465 (23.18%) DNS
16 452 (22.53%) VMware
17 436 (21.73%) Wi-Fi
18 376 (18.74%) Data Centre
19 375 (18.69%) TCP/IP
20 374 (18.64%) DHCP
21 330 (16.45%) CCNP
22 311 (15.50%) VMware Infrastructure
23 297 (14.81%) CCNA
23 297 (14.81%) Windows 10
24 281 (14.01%) WLAN
25 271 (13.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 269 (13.41%) Linux
27 261 (13.01%) BGP
28 253 (12.61%) MPLS
29 241 (12.01%) Microsoft Office

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
1 200 (9.97%) SharePoint
2 174 (8.67%) MS Exchange
3 62 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 37 (1.84%) IIS
5 31 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
6 30 (1.50%) Apache
7 26 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
8 18 (0.90%) OpenStack
9 16 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 13 (0.65%) Confluence
11 12 (0.60%) Skype for Business
12 10 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
13 9 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
14 8 (0.40%) CMS
15 6 (0.30%) Liferay
15 6 (0.30%) Tomcat
16 3 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
16 3 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
16 3 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
17 2 (0.100%) WebSphere
Applications
1 241 (12.01%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (2.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 33 (1.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 27 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
5 22 (1.10%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.050%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 25 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.55%) Sentinel
3 7 (0.35%) SAP GTS
4 5 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.25%) Toggl
5 4 (0.20%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.050%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.050%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.050%) Kondor
6 1 (0.050%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
6 1 (0.050%) RMDS
6 1 (0.050%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 704 (35.09%) Microsoft 365
2 687 (34.25%) Azure
3 201 (10.02%) AWS
4 169 (8.42%) Azure Active Directory
5 110 (5.48%) SaaS
6 106 (5.28%) PaaS
7 103 (5.13%) IaaS
8 69 (3.44%) OneDrive
9 34 (1.69%) Azure Sentinel
10 32 (1.60%) GitHub
11 28 (1.40%) Power Platform
12 26 (1.30%) Azure Monitor
13 20 (1.00%) Apigee
13 20 (1.00%) GitHub Actions
14 19 (0.95%) GCP
14 19 (0.95%) Mimecast
15 18 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
16 12 (0.60%) Rubrik
17 11 (0.55%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 11 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1,720 (85.74%) WAN
2 953 (47.51%) Firewall
3 513 (25.57%) VPN
4 486 (24.23%) Wireless
5 465 (23.18%) DNS
6 436 (21.73%) Wi-Fi
7 375 (18.69%) TCP/IP
8 374 (18.64%) DHCP
9 281 (14.01%) WLAN
10 261 (13.01%) BGP
11 253 (12.61%) MPLS
12 240 (11.96%) Network Security
13 209 (10.42%) OSPF
14 201 (10.02%) VLAN
15 196 (9.77%) SD-WAN
15 196 (9.77%) VoIP
16 183 (9.12%) SAN
17 182 (9.07%) Cisco ASA
18 151 (7.53%) Internet
19 129 (6.43%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (5.68%) SQL Server
2 56 (2.79%) PostgreSQL
3 53 (2.64%) MySQL
4 46 (2.29%) MariaDB
5 42 (2.09%) InfluxDB
6 18 (0.90%) Tableau
7 14 (0.70%) Power BI
7 14 (0.70%) Relational Database
8 10 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
9 6 (0.30%) Azure SQL Database
9 6 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.20%) Riak
11 3 (0.15%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.100%) DB2
12 2 (0.100%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 2 (0.100%) Tableau Server
13 1 (0.050%) Crystal Reports
13 1 (0.050%) Data Lake
13 1 (0.050%) MS Access
13 1 (0.050%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 39 (1.94%) Jenkins
2 32 (1.60%) Git (software)
2 32 (1.60%) JIRA
3 21 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
4 9 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 7 (0.35%) Robot Framework
5 7 (0.35%) Visual Studio
6 6 (0.30%) Postman
7 2 (0.100%) Gradle
7 2 (0.100%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.050%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.050%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.050%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.050%) Subversion
8 1 (0.050%) TeamCity
General
1 470 (23.43%) Social Skills
2 233 (11.62%) Finance
3 191 (9.52%) Telecoms
4 182 (9.07%) Analytical Skills
5 130 (6.48%) Organisational Skills
6 72 (3.59%) Banking
7 69 (3.44%) Public Sector
8 64 (3.19%) Law
9 61 (3.04%) Manufacturing
10 55 (2.74%) Legal
11 51 (2.54%) Retail
12 48 (2.39%) Presentation Skills
13 44 (2.19%) Documentation Skills
14 43 (2.14%) Marketing
15 26 (1.30%) Electronics
16 19 (0.95%) Influencing Skills
17 18 (0.90%) Military
18 16 (0.80%) Games
19 14 (0.70%) Inclusion and Diversity
20 13 (0.65%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 531 (26.47%) Network Engineer
2 265 (13.21%) Analyst
3 219 (10.92%) Support Engineer
4 206 (10.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 196 (9.77%) IT Engineer
6 169 (8.42%) IT Support
7 151 (7.53%) Senior Network Engineer
8 116 (5.78%) Architect
9 115 (5.73%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 111 (5.53%) Support Analyst
11 105 (5.23%) 2nd Line Support
12 98 (4.89%) IT Support Engineer
13 91 (4.54%) Cisco Engineer
14 81 (4.04%) IT Manager
15 76 (3.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
16 75 (3.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 71 (3.54%) Project Manager
18 69 (3.44%) IT Analyst
19 66 (3.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
20 63 (3.14%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (1.30%) .NET
2 23 (1.15%) 802.1X
3 21 (1.05%) JSON
4 20 (1.00%) Kafka
5 19 (0.95%) HTML
6 18 (0.90%) Web Services
7 13 (0.65%) XML
8 12 (0.60%) ARM Templates
8 12 (0.60%) LDAP
8 12 (0.60%) SOAP
9 10 (0.50%) Middleware
10 9 (0.45%) SAML
11 7 (0.35%) CSS
12 6 (0.30%) OAuth
12 6 (0.30%) OAuth2
12 6 (0.30%) OpenID
12 6 (0.30%) RESTful
12 6 (0.30%) XSD
13 5 (0.25%) XMPP
14 4 (0.20%) FHIR
Miscellaneous
1 376 (18.74%) Data Centre
2 156 (7.78%) Management Information System
3 71 (3.54%) Self-Motivation
4 70 (3.49%) Public Cloud
5 66 (3.29%) Video Conferencing
6 60 (2.99%) PKI
7 54 (2.69%) Driving Licence
8 43 (2.14%) User Experience
9 42 (2.09%) IoT
10 37 (1.84%) NHS
11 29 (1.45%) Data Protection Act
12 26 (1.30%) Clustering
13 23 (1.15%) Fat Client
13 23 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
13 23 (1.15%) Thin Client
14 22 (1.10%) Security Operations Centre
15 20 (1.00%) Blackberry
16 19 (0.95%) EPoS
16 19 (0.95%) Smartphone
17 17 (0.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 891 (44.42%) Windows
2 501 (24.98%) Windows Server
3 297 (14.81%) Windows 10
4 269 (13.41%) Linux
5 208 (10.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 184 (9.17%) Windows Server 2016
7 155 (7.73%) Windows Server 2019
8 94 (4.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 85 (4.24%) Windows 7
10 75 (3.74%) Android
11 71 (3.54%) Unix
12 62 (3.09%) Apple iOS
13 59 (2.94%) Mac OS
14 40 (1.99%) CentOS
15 33 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
16 32 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 26 (1.30%) AIX
18 19 (0.95%) Ubuntu
19 16 (0.80%) Windows 8
20 13 (0.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 518 (25.82%) ITIL
2 271 (13.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 234 (11.67%) Problem-Solving
4 217 (10.82%) Agile
5 211 (10.52%) Project Management
6 194 (9.67%) Service Delivery
7 183 (9.12%) Change Management
8 162 (8.08%) Disaster Recovery
9 158 (7.88%) Cybersecurity
10 144 (7.18%) Business Continuity
11 138 (6.88%) Project Delivery
12 135 (6.73%) Load Balancing
13 131 (6.53%) Time Management
14 129 (6.43%) DevOps
14 129 (6.43%) Migration
15 123 (6.13%) Network Design
16 120 (5.98%) Service Management
17 118 (5.88%) Information Security
18 117 (5.83%) Incident Management
19 109 (5.43%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 192 (9.57%) PowerShell
2 122 (6.08%) SQL
3 120 (5.98%) Python
4 59 (2.94%) Bash
5 26 (1.30%) C
6 21 (1.05%) Java
7 20 (1.00%) SAPscript
7 20 (1.00%) VB.NET
8 18 (0.90%) C#
9 16 (0.80%) Perl
10 13 (0.65%) JavaScript
11 7 (0.35%) Shell Script
11 7 (0.35%) T-SQL
12 6 (0.30%) Groovy
13 4 (0.20%) VBScript
14 2 (0.100%) Jython
14 2 (0.100%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.100%) VB
15 1 (0.050%) C++
15 1 (0.050%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 500 (24.93%) Cisco Certification
2 330 (16.45%) CCNP
3 297 (14.81%) CCNA
4 212 (10.57%) Degree
5 175 (8.72%) Security Cleared
6 148 (7.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 134 (6.68%) SC Cleared
8 87 (4.34%) MCSE
9 59 (2.94%) MCP
10 55 (2.74%) CCDP
10 55 (2.74%) DV Cleared
11 54 (2.69%) CCIE
11 54 (2.69%) MCSA
12 37 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
13 36 (1.79%) JNCIA
14 31 (1.55%) MCITP
15 19 (0.95%) CISSP
16 18 (0.90%) A+ Certification
16 18 (0.90%) MCDST
17 17 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 184 (9.17%) SLA
2 48 (2.39%) GDPR
3 34 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 32 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 29 (1.45%) PMO
6 23 (1.15%) PCI DSS
7 22 (1.10%) Cyber Essentials
8 12 (0.60%) NIST
9 8 (0.40%) ISO 9001
10 7 (0.35%) QA
11 5 (0.25%) GxP
11 5 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 4 (0.20%) COBIT
12 4 (0.20%) HL7
12 4 (0.20%) ISO 9000
13 3 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 3 (0.15%) HIPAA
13 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 2 (0.100%) NCSC
14 2 (0.100%) PSD2
System Software
1 786 (39.18%) Active Directory
2 311 (15.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 208 (10.37%) Hyper-V
4 83 (4.14%) vSphere
5 65 (3.24%) VMware ESXi
6 62 (3.09%) XenApp
7 55 (2.74%) Docker
8 39 (1.94%) Virtual Desktop
9 28 (1.40%) VMware NSX
10 20 (1.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 18 (0.90%) VMware Workstation
12 16 (0.80%) Virtual Servers
13 14 (0.70%) Firmware
13 14 (0.70%) XenDesktop
14 13 (0.65%) ProxySG
15 12 (0.60%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 11 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
17 10 (0.50%) KVM
17 10 (0.50%) Xen
18 9 (0.45%) LXC
Systems Management
1 167 (8.33%) SCCM
2 107 (5.33%) Terraform
3 103 (5.13%) Microsoft Intune
4 97 (4.84%) Ansible
5 77 (3.84%) WSUS
6 74 (3.69%) Kubernetes
7 57 (2.84%) FortiGate
8 43 (2.14%) Cisco CUCM
9 39 (1.94%) SCOM
10 37 (1.84%) Cisco Prime
11 28 (1.40%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 28 (1.40%) NetBackup
12 25 (1.25%) Puppet
13 24 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
14 23 (1.15%) SCSM
14 23 (1.15%) SolarWinds Orion
15 19 (0.95%) vCenter Server
16 16 (0.80%) Grafana
16 16 (0.80%) Icinga
17 15 (0.75%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 931 (46.41%) Cisco
2 877 (43.72%) Microsoft
3 452 (22.53%) VMware
4 229 (11.42%) Citrix
5 206 (10.27%) Palo Alto
6 186 (9.27%) Juniper
7 171 (8.52%) Meraki
8 163 (8.13%) Fortinet
9 150 (7.48%) SolarWinds
10 138 (6.88%) HP
11 135 (6.73%) CheckPoint
12 124 (6.18%) F5
13 96 (4.79%) Apple
14 92 (4.59%) Veeam
15 82 (4.09%) Aruba
16 69 (3.44%) Dell
17 60 (2.99%) SAP
18 54 (2.69%) Ruckus Wireless
19 49 (2.44%) Zscaler
20 46 (2.29%) Oracle