Period
to 8 August 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 8 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
UK > England
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 135 140 159
Rank change year-on-year +5 +19 -16
Permanent jobs citing LAN 1,466 3,374 3,522
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.45% 2.56% 2.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.82% 16.19% 14.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1,237 2,790 2,988
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £24,500 £25,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% +4.76%

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 9,269 20,834 24,223
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.47% 15.79% 15.18%
Number of salaries quoted 7,311 15,741 19,250
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.23% +3.33%

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 8 August 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 8 August 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 -8 485 £52,500 +5.00% 23
North of England +20 292 £40,000 - 44
South East -20 239 £42,500 +1.19% 33
Midlands +2 179 £44,000 +3.53% 21
North West +38 159 £42,500 +3.66% 25
South West +13 138 £35,000 -3.37% 32
West Midlands +18 133 £44,500 +4.71% 11
East of England +37 125 £45,000 +28.57% 12
Yorkshire +21 99 £40,000 - 15
East Midlands +8 45 £37,500 +15.38% 9
North East -2 34 £34,250 -2.14% 4
LAN
UK

For the 6 months to 8 August 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 1,296 (88.40%) WAN
2 824 (56.21%) Cisco
3 738 (50.34%) Firewall
4 602 (41.06%) Windows
5 492 (33.56%) Active Directory
6 490 (33.42%) VMware
7 476 (32.47%) Cisco Certification
8 461 (31.45%) Microsoft
9 379 (25.85%) Office 365
10 351 (23.94%) Azure
11 350 (23.87%) VPN
12 336 (22.92%) ITIL
12 336 (22.92%) Wireless
13 326 (22.24%) Windows Server
14 313 (21.35%) CCNP
15 304 (20.74%) TCP/IP
16 289 (19.71%) Data Centre
17 283 (19.30%) DNS
18 278 (18.96%) VMware Infrastructure
19 275 (18.76%) CCNA
20 252 (17.19%) DHCP
21 236 (16.10%) VoIP
22 235 (16.03%) MPLS
22 235 (16.03%) BGP
23 230 (15.69%) Network Security
24 223 (15.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 206 (14.05%) OSPF
26 205 (13.98%) Wi-Fi
27 194 (13.23%) SAN
28 191 (13.03%) 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
1 106 (7.23%) MS Exchange
2 59 (4.02%) SharePoint
3 46 (3.14%) Skype for Business
4 39 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2010
5 38 (2.59%) IIS
6 33 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
7 21 (1.43%) CMS
8 3 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.20%) JBoss
8 3 (0.20%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.20%) WordPress
9 2 (0.14%) Sitefinity
10 1 (0.068%) Apache
10 1 (0.068%) Drupal
10 1 (0.068%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.068%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.068%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.068%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.068%) nginx
10 1 (0.068%) WebSphere
Applications
1 153 (10.44%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (2.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (2.11%) MS Visio
4 20 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.27%) Sage CRM
2 4 (0.27%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.20%) Exchequer
3 3 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.14%) assyst
4 2 (0.14%) Sage 50
4 2 (0.14%) Shopify
5 1 (0.068%) C-CURE
5 1 (0.068%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 379 (25.85%) Office 365
2 351 (23.94%) Azure
3 166 (11.32%) AWS
4 64 (4.37%) Azure Active Directory
5 46 (3.14%) Mimecast
6 40 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
7 33 (2.25%) SaaS
8 27 (1.84%) IaaS
9 21 (1.43%) GCP
10 18 (1.23%) PaaS
11 16 (1.09%) G Suite
11 16 (1.09%) OneDrive
12 13 (0.89%) Slack
13 12 (0.82%) Route 53
14 11 (0.75%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 8 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
15 8 (0.55%) Power Platform
16 5 (0.34%) Cloudflare
16 5 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 4 (0.27%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 1,296 (88.40%) WAN
2 738 (50.34%) Firewall
3 350 (23.87%) VPN
4 336 (22.92%) Wireless
5 304 (20.74%) TCP/IP
6 283 (19.30%) DNS
7 252 (17.19%) DHCP
8 236 (16.10%) VoIP
9 235 (16.03%) BGP
9 235 (16.03%) MPLS
10 230 (15.69%) Network Security
11 206 (14.05%) OSPF
12 205 (13.98%) Wi-Fi
13 194 (13.23%) SAN
14 191 (13.03%) VLAN
15 177 (12.07%) Cisco ASA
16 129 (8.80%) WLAN
17 108 (7.37%) Cisco Nexus
18 102 (6.96%) Internet
19 96 (6.55%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (6.14%) SQL Server
2 16 (1.09%) MySQL
3 12 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
4 9 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (0.48%) NoSQL
5 7 (0.48%) Power BI
6 4 (0.27%) Amazon Aurora
6 4 (0.27%) MongoDB
6 4 (0.27%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.27%) Redis
6 4 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (0.27%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (0.27%) SQL Server 2017
7 3 (0.20%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.14%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.068%) DB2
9 1 (0.068%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (0.41%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.27%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (0.20%) JIRA
4 3 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (0.20%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.14%) Artifactory
5 2 (0.14%) Gradle
5 2 (0.14%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.068%) Jenkins
General
1 156 (10.64%) Finance
2 108 (7.37%) Telecoms
3 56 (3.82%) Public Sector
4 48 (3.27%) Law
5 43 (2.93%) Retail
6 32 (2.18%) Banking
7 26 (1.77%) Legal
8 12 (0.82%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.61%) Marketing
10 8 (0.55%) Back Office
10 8 (0.55%) Military
11 7 (0.48%) Investment Banking
12 6 (0.41%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.41%) Front Office
12 6 (0.41%) Police
13 5 (0.34%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.34%) Automotive
14 4 (0.27%) French Language
14 4 (0.27%) Japanese Language
14 4 (0.27%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 474 (32.33%) Network Engineer
2 190 (12.96%) Analyst
3 147 (10.03%) Senior Network Engineer
4 137 (9.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 114 (7.78%) Support Engineer
6 110 (7.50%) IT Support
7 86 (5.87%) IT Engineer
8 83 (5.66%) Cisco Engineer
9 71 (4.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 69 (4.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 56 (3.82%) 3rd Line Support
12 55 (3.75%) Architect
13 54 (3.68%) IT Manager
14 52 (3.55%) Network Analyst
15 51 (3.48%) 2nd Line Support
15 51 (3.48%) Security Engineer
15 51 (3.48%) Support Analyst
16 46 (3.14%) IT Analyst
16 46 (3.14%) IT Support Engineer
16 46 (3.14%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (1.98%) 802.1X
2 26 (1.77%) XMPP
3 11 (0.75%) .NET
4 10 (0.68%) ASP.NET
5 8 (0.55%) REST
5 8 (0.55%) Web Services
5 8 (0.55%) XML
6 7 (0.48%) AngularJS
6 7 (0.48%) LDAP
6 7 (0.48%) Node.js
6 7 (0.48%) React
6 7 (0.48%) WCF
6 7 (0.48%) WPF
7 6 (0.41%) HTML
7 6 (0.41%) YAML
8 5 (0.34%) XML Schema
9 4 (0.27%) CSS
9 4 (0.27%) FIX Protocol
9 4 (0.27%) WSH
10 3 (0.20%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 289 (19.71%) Data Centre
2 87 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
3 85 (5.80%) Management Information System
4 81 (5.53%) Self-Motivation
5 46 (3.14%) Driving Licence
6 29 (1.98%) Video Conferencing
7 25 (1.71%) Clustering
7 25 (1.71%) Public Cloud
8 24 (1.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 21 (1.43%) Client/Server
10 19 (1.30%) Replication
11 18 (1.23%) CCTV
12 16 (1.09%) CMDB
13 15 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
14 13 (0.89%) PKI
14 13 (0.89%) Private Cloud
15 11 (0.75%) Fat Client
15 11 (0.75%) Thin Client
16 10 (0.68%) Mobile App
17 9 (0.61%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 602 (41.06%) Windows
2 326 (22.24%) Windows Server
3 166 (11.32%) Linux
4 154 (10.50%) Windows 10
5 124 (8.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 118 (8.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 102 (6.96%) Windows 7
8 99 (6.75%) Windows Server 2016
9 50 (3.41%) Windows Server 2019
10 43 (2.93%) Unix
11 33 (2.25%) Android
12 26 (1.77%) Mac OS X
13 23 (1.57%) Apple iOS
13 23 (1.57%) Windows 8
14 15 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
15 14 (0.95%) Mac OS
15 14 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 5 (0.34%) CentOS
16 5 (0.34%) Solaris
17 4 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 336 (22.92%) ITIL
2 223 (15.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 189 (12.89%) Problem-Solving
4 110 (7.50%) Incident Management
5 109 (7.44%) Change Management
6 104 (7.09%) Network Design
7 98 (6.68%) Disaster Recovery
8 97 (6.62%) Project Management
9 89 (6.07%) Service Delivery
10 86 (5.87%) Network Monitoring
11 82 (5.59%) Information Security
12 81 (5.53%) Agile Software Development
13 71 (4.84%) DevOps
13 71 (4.84%) Network Management
14 68 (4.64%) Cybersecurity
15 66 (4.50%) Problem Management
16 65 (4.43%) Load Balancing
17 63 (4.30%) Mentoring
18 53 (3.62%) Migration
19 52 (3.55%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 121 (8.25%) SQL
2 86 (5.87%) PowerShell
3 55 (3.75%) Python
4 15 (1.02%) VB
5 14 (0.95%) JavaScript
6 12 (0.82%) Perl
7 11 (0.75%) C#
7 11 (0.75%) VBScript
8 9 (0.61%) Shell Script
9 8 (0.55%) C
10 7 (0.48%) Bash Shell
10 7 (0.48%) C++
10 7 (0.48%) PHP
10 7 (0.48%) TypeScript
10 7 (0.48%) VBA
11 4 (0.27%) Java
12 2 (0.14%) Java 8
12 2 (0.14%) Scala
13 1 (0.068%) Ada
13 1 (0.068%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 476 (32.47%) Cisco Certification
2 313 (21.35%) CCNP
3 275 (18.76%) CCNA
4 141 (9.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 125 (8.53%) Degree
6 119 (8.12%) Security Cleared
7 99 (6.75%) MCSE
8 79 (5.39%) SC Cleared
9 69 (4.71%) CCIE
10 58 (3.96%) DV Cleared
11 55 (3.75%) MCSA
12 46 (3.14%) CCDP
13 34 (2.32%) Server+ Certification
14 33 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
15 31 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
16 30 (2.05%) CISSP
17 26 (1.77%) MCP
18 25 (1.71%) JNCIA
19 21 (1.43%) JNCIS
20 20 (1.36%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (10.91%) SLA
2 65 (4.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (1.98%) GDPR
4 23 (1.57%) PCI DSS
5 19 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.55%) NCSC
7 6 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (0.41%) NIST
8 5 (0.34%) PMO
9 4 (0.27%) COBIT
9 4 (0.27%) COSHH
9 4 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (0.20%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.20%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.20%) QA
11 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.068%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.068%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.068%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 492 (33.56%) Active Directory
2 278 (18.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 140 (9.55%) Hyper-V
4 58 (3.96%) VMware ESXi
5 55 (3.75%) vSphere
6 52 (3.55%) Virtual Machines
7 30 (2.05%) Virtual Desktop
8 29 (1.98%) VMware Server
9 26 (1.77%) XenApp
10 22 (1.50%) Virtual Servers
11 21 (1.43%) Docker
12 17 (1.16%) XenDesktop
13 14 (0.95%) VMware NSX
13 14 (0.95%) VMware Workstation
14 11 (0.75%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 9 (0.61%) Firmware
16 8 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 7 (0.48%) Terminal Services
18 6 (0.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 6 (0.41%) Xen
Systems Management
1 123 (8.39%) SCCM
2 53 (3.62%) Cisco CUCM
3 43 (2.93%) WSUS
4 40 (2.73%) Ansible
5 34 (2.32%) FortiGate
6 30 (2.05%) Cisco UCCX
7 28 (1.91%) SCOM
8 27 (1.84%) Single Sign-On
9 26 (1.77%) Cisco Prime
10 23 (1.57%) Microsoft Intune
11 20 (1.36%) Puppet
12 18 (1.23%) Backup Exec
12 18 (1.23%) Kubernetes
12 18 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
13 16 (1.09%) vCenter Server
14 14 (0.95%) Nagios
15 13 (0.89%) SCVMM
15 13 (0.89%) vRealize Orchestrator
16 11 (0.75%) Terraform
17 6 (0.41%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 824 (56.21%) Cisco
2 490 (33.42%) VMware
3 461 (31.45%) Microsoft
4 179 (12.21%) Citrix
5 166 (11.32%) CheckPoint
6 165 (11.26%) Palo Alto
7 149 (10.16%) Juniper
8 139 (9.48%) Meraki
9 105 (7.16%) HP
10 90 (6.14%) F5
11 82 (5.59%) Fortinet
12 60 (4.09%) SolarWinds
13 50 (3.41%) Aruba
14 44 (3.00%) Sophos
15 42 (2.86%) Veeam
16 41 (2.80%) Riverbed
17 34 (2.32%) Apple
18 31 (2.11%) Avaya
18 31 (2.11%) NetApp
19 26 (1.77%) SonicWALL