Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 169 133 148
Rank change year-on-year -36 +15 +12
Permanent jobs citing LAN 1,126 2,997 3,346
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.02% 2.57% 2.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.02% 16.98% 15.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1,115 2,489 2,819
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +1.16%
10th Percentile £27,750 £24,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £72,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £43,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +9.20% -1.14% +2.33%

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 8,030 17,649 21,426
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.38% 15.13% 15.24%
Number of salaries quoted 6,423 14,260 17,105
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -66 322 £60,000 +20.00% 51
North of England +39 266 £42,500 +6.25% 72
South East -52 169 £45,000 - 38
Midlands -35 145 £42,500 +10.39% 23
North West +49 139 £45,000 +12.50% 38
South West +25 128 £45,000 +20.00% 21
Yorkshire -3 91 £40,000 -5.88% 24
East of England +11 88 £47,500 +28.38% 5
West Midlands -46 83 £50,000 +25.00% 9
East Midlands +3 59 £38,750 +3.33% 14
North East +28 36 £38,000 +26.67% 10
LAN
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 1,031 (91.56%) WAN
2 583 (51.78%) Firewall
3 570 (50.62%) Cisco
4 488 (43.34%) Windows
5 404 (35.88%) Microsoft
6 387 (34.37%) Active Directory
7 378 (33.57%) VMware
8 360 (31.97%) Cisco Certification
9 332 (29.48%) Azure
10 325 (28.86%) Office 365
11 296 (26.29%) VPN
12 275 (24.42%) Windows Server
13 242 (21.49%) DNS
14 240 (21.31%) TCP/IP
15 222 (19.72%) CCNP
16 211 (18.74%) ITIL
17 207 (18.38%) CCNA
17 207 (18.38%) VMware Infrastructure
17 207 (18.38%) Network Security
18 205 (18.21%) Wireless
19 196 (17.41%) DHCP
20 194 (17.23%) Wi-Fi
21 183 (16.25%) Linux
22 178 (15.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 169 (15.01%) AWS
24 165 (14.65%) VoIP
25 156 (13.85%) Data Centre
26 149 (13.23%) MPLS
27 147 (13.06%) Cisco ASA
28 143 (12.70%) 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
1 121 (10.75%) MS Exchange
2 55 (4.88%) SharePoint
3 38 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2013
4 37 (3.29%) IIS
5 32 (2.84%) Skype for Business
6 15 (1.33%) Apache
6 15 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (0.44%) IBM Notes
9 4 (0.36%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.27%) CMS
11 2 (0.18%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.18%) DNN
11 2 (0.18%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.089%) Confluence
12 1 (0.089%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.089%) nginx
12 1 (0.089%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 121 (10.75%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (2.58%) MS Visio
3 12 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.18%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 5 (0.44%) Carpe Diem
2 1 (0.089%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.089%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.089%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.089%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.089%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 332 (29.48%) Azure
2 325 (28.86%) Office 365
3 169 (15.01%) AWS
4 53 (4.71%) Azure Active Directory
5 34 (3.02%) GCP
6 26 (2.31%) IaaS
7 25 (2.22%) SaaS
8 22 (1.95%) Route 53
8 22 (1.95%) Slack
9 20 (1.78%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 20 (1.78%) Mimecast
10 12 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (0.89%) OneDrive
11 10 (0.89%) PaaS
12 6 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (0.53%) AWS IoT
12 6 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 4 (0.36%) G Suite
14 3 (0.27%) Cloudflare
14 3 (0.27%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1,031 (91.56%) WAN
2 583 (51.78%) Firewall
3 296 (26.29%) VPN
4 242 (21.49%) DNS
5 240 (21.31%) TCP/IP
6 207 (18.38%) Network Security
7 205 (18.21%) Wireless
8 196 (17.41%) DHCP
9 194 (17.23%) Wi-Fi
10 165 (14.65%) VoIP
11 149 (13.23%) MPLS
12 147 (13.06%) Cisco ASA
13 143 (12.70%) VLAN
14 119 (10.57%) BGP
15 106 (9.41%) SAN
16 93 (8.26%) WLAN
17 89 (7.90%) OSPF
18 69 (6.13%) Cisco Nexus
19 67 (5.95%) Internet
20 49 (4.35%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (5.77%) SQL Server
2 7 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (0.53%) Relational Database
4 5 (0.44%) Big Data
4 5 (0.44%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (0.36%) Hadoop
5 4 (0.36%) NoSQL
5 4 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.36%) RDBMS
5 4 (0.36%) Redis
6 3 (0.27%) Apache Hive
6 3 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.27%) HBase
6 3 (0.27%) Impala
6 3 (0.27%) MySQL
6 3 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.27%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (0.27%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 12 (1.07%) Git (software)
1 12 (1.07%) JIRA
2 9 (0.80%) Bitbucket
3 7 (0.62%) Sonatype Nexus
4 6 (0.53%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (0.27%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.18%) GitLab
6 2 (0.18%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.089%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 121 (10.75%) Finance
2 94 (8.35%) Telecoms
3 46 (4.09%) Public Sector
4 39 (3.46%) Banking
5 32 (2.84%) Law
6 28 (2.49%) Aerospace
7 15 (1.33%) Legal
8 14 (1.24%) Retail
9 11 (0.98%) Marketing
10 7 (0.62%) Electronics
10 7 (0.62%) Front Office
10 7 (0.62%) Local Government
10 7 (0.62%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.53%) Back Office
12 5 (0.44%) Fire and Rescue
12 5 (0.44%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.36%) French Language
14 3 (0.27%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.27%) Publishing
15 2 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 352 (31.26%) Network Engineer
2 132 (11.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 121 (10.75%) Senior Network Engineer
4 113 (10.04%) Support Engineer
5 97 (8.61%) Analyst
6 92 (8.17%) IT Engineer
7 84 (7.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 78 (6.93%) Security Engineer
9 69 (6.13%) IT Support
10 65 (5.77%) Cisco Engineer
11 60 (5.33%) Architect
12 56 (4.97%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 46 (4.09%) 3rd Line Support
13 46 (4.09%) Network Security Engineer
14 39 (3.46%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 39 (3.46%) Systems Engineer
15 36 (3.20%) Support Analyst
16 35 (3.11%) 2nd Line Support
17 33 (2.93%) IT Manager
17 33 (2.93%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.24%) FIX Protocol
2 11 (0.98%) LDAP
2 11 (0.98%) YAML
3 10 (0.89%) Middleware
3 10 (0.89%) Regular Expression
4 8 (0.71%) JSON
4 8 (0.71%) Web Services
5 6 (0.53%) .NET
5 6 (0.53%) COM
6 5 (0.44%) XML
6 5 (0.44%) XMPP
7 4 (0.36%) 802.1X
7 4 (0.36%) HTML
7 4 (0.36%) Kafka
8 3 (0.27%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (0.27%) WSH
9 2 (0.18%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (0.18%) COM+
9 2 (0.18%) CSS
9 2 (0.18%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 156 (13.85%) Data Centre
2 64 (5.68%) Management Information System
3 48 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (3.37%) Self-Motivation
5 31 (2.75%) Public Cloud
6 30 (2.66%) Driving Licence
7 26 (2.31%) Clustering
7 26 (2.31%) Replication
8 24 (2.13%) Client/Server
9 19 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
10 17 (1.51%) PKI
10 17 (1.51%) User Experience
11 15 (1.33%) Smartphone
12 12 (1.07%) Cyberthreat
12 12 (1.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 10 (0.89%) Cyber Kill Chain
14 9 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
15 8 (0.71%) Fixed Income
15 8 (0.71%) Virtual Team
16 7 (0.62%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 488 (43.34%) Windows
2 275 (24.42%) Windows Server
3 183 (16.25%) Linux
4 96 (8.53%) Windows 10
5 88 (7.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 64 (5.68%) Windows Server 2016
7 61 (5.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 56 (4.97%) Windows 7
9 36 (3.20%) Windows Server 2019
10 25 (2.22%) Android
11 23 (2.04%) Mac OS X
12 20 (1.78%) Unix
13 19 (1.69%) CentOS
14 17 (1.51%) Mac OS
15 11 (0.98%) Windows 8
16 9 (0.80%) Apple iOS
17 8 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 6 (0.53%) Data ONTAP
18 6 (0.53%) Solaris
18 6 (0.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (18.74%) ITIL
2 178 (15.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 134 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
4 97 (8.61%) Cybersecurity
5 80 (7.10%) Information Security
6 75 (6.66%) Disaster Recovery
7 74 (6.57%) DevOps
8 72 (6.39%) Network Design
9 69 (6.13%) Migration
10 66 (5.86%) Network Monitoring
11 65 (5.77%) SIEM
12 63 (5.60%) Mentoring
13 55 (4.88%) Service Delivery
14 54 (4.80%) Project Management
15 53 (4.71%) Change Management
16 51 (4.53%) Security Monitoring
17 47 (4.17%) Presales
18 46 (4.09%) Continuous Improvement
19 45 (4.00%) Incident Management
20 43 (3.82%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 78 (6.93%) SQL
2 61 (5.42%) Python
3 56 (4.97%) PowerShell
4 12 (1.07%) Bash Shell
5 8 (0.71%) C
5 8 (0.71%) C#
5 8 (0.71%) C++
6 7 (0.62%) Perl
6 7 (0.62%) PHP
7 6 (0.53%) Java
8 5 (0.44%) R
9 4 (0.36%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.27%) Lisp
10 3 (0.27%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.27%) VB
10 3 (0.27%) VBScript
11 2 (0.18%) Tcl
12 1 (0.089%) AWK
12 1 (0.089%) Ruby
12 1 (0.089%) VBA
Qualifications
1 360 (31.97%) Cisco Certification
2 222 (19.72%) CCNP
3 207 (18.38%) CCNA
4 82 (7.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 81 (7.19%) Degree
6 63 (5.60%) Security Cleared
7 45 (4.00%) CCIE
8 44 (3.91%) CISSP
9 43 (3.82%) MCSE
10 40 (3.55%) MCSA
11 39 (3.46%) SC Cleared
12 30 (2.66%) JNCIA
13 29 (2.58%) CCDP
14 27 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
15 26 (2.31%) MCP
16 25 (2.22%) CISM
16 25 (2.22%) DBS Check
17 22 (1.95%) DV Cleared
17 22 (1.95%) JNCIP
18 21 (1.87%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (7.64%) SLA
2 38 (3.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (2.04%) PCI DSS
4 16 (1.42%) NIST
5 15 (1.33%) GDPR
6 7 (0.62%) COBIT
7 6 (0.53%) RMADS
8 5 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (0.27%) QA
11 2 (0.18%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.089%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.089%) NCSC
12 1 (0.089%) PMO
System Software
1 387 (34.37%) Active Directory
2 207 (18.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 121 (10.75%) Hyper-V
4 49 (4.35%) vSphere
5 33 (2.93%) VMware Server
6 26 (2.31%) XenApp
7 25 (2.22%) Virtual Servers
8 24 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
9 20 (1.78%) Virtual Machines
10 18 (1.60%) VMware Workstation
11 17 (1.51%) Docker
12 15 (1.33%) VMware NSX
12 15 (1.33%) XenDesktop
13 12 (1.07%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 11 (0.98%) Terminal Services
15 8 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 7 (0.62%) DFS Replication
16 7 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
17 6 (0.53%) Firmware
18 3 (0.27%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 56 (4.97%) Ansible
2 51 (4.53%) SCCM
3 44 (3.91%) Puppet
4 34 (3.02%) Nagios
5 30 (2.66%) Opscode Chef
6 27 (2.40%) FortiGate
7 26 (2.31%) Microsoft Intune
8 20 (1.78%) WSUS
9 19 (1.69%) Cisco CUCM
9 19 (1.69%) vCenter Server
10 17 (1.51%) Terraform
11 15 (1.33%) Nessus
12 14 (1.24%) Cisco Prime
13 12 (1.07%) Kubernetes
14 10 (0.89%) ITRS Geneos
15 9 (0.80%) AirWatch
16 8 (0.71%) Cisco UCCX
16 8 (0.71%) SCOM
17 6 (0.53%) SCVMM
18 5 (0.44%) Control-M
Vendors
1 570 (50.62%) Cisco
2 404 (35.88%) Microsoft
3 378 (33.57%) VMware
4 119 (10.57%) Palo Alto
5 101 (8.97%) CheckPoint
5 101 (8.97%) Juniper
6 89 (7.90%) Citrix
7 84 (7.46%) Meraki
8 74 (6.57%) F5
9 72 (6.39%) Fortinet
10 62 (5.51%) HP
11 57 (5.06%) Veeam
12 48 (4.26%) Aruba
13 46 (4.09%) Dell
14 45 (4.00%) Avaya
14 45 (4.00%) SolarWinds
14 45 (4.00%) SonicWALL
15 38 (3.37%) Sophos
16 36 (3.20%) NetApp
17 33 (2.93%) Mitel