Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
UK > England
6 months to
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 131 149 158
Rank change year-on-year +18 +9 -45
Permanent jobs citing LAN 2,999 3,361 3,722
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.58% 2.38% 2.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.04% 15.64% 14.93%
Number of salaries quoted 2,387 2,688 3,074
England median annual salary £43,500 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.16% +1.18% -
10th Percentile £24,250 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £42,500 £43,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year -1.73% +1.76% -

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 17,595 21,489 24,922
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.14% 15.23% 15.28%
Number of salaries quoted 14,006 16,897 20,377
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £72,500
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 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 24 January 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 24 January 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 +30 1,112 £50,000 - 120
South East +10 660 £45,000 +2.27% 142
Midlands +35 431 £36,500 -14.12% 91
North of England -36 356 £38,750 -3.13% 132
West Midlands +21 292 £36,500 -14.12% 54
East of England +5 222 £40,500 +12.50% 67
South West +16 210 £36,000 -10.00% 47
North West -17 181 £37,500 -10.71% 77
Yorkshire -4 144 £41,250 +10.00% 41
East Midlands +28 139 £37,500 -6.25% 37
North East -11 31 £30,000 -14.29% 14
LAN
UK

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 2,653 (88.46%) WAN
2 1,432 (47.75%) Firewall
3 1,403 (46.78%) Cisco
4 1,299 (43.31%) Windows
5 1,052 (35.08%) Microsoft
6 1,039 (34.64%) Active Directory
7 937 (31.24%) Cisco Certification
8 801 (26.71%) VMware
9 791 (26.38%) Office 365
10 736 (24.54%) TCP/IP
11 664 (22.14%) DNS
12 662 (22.07%) VPN
13 645 (21.51%) CCNP
14 632 (21.07%) ITIL
15 625 (20.84%) Windows Server
16 613 (20.44%) Wireless
17 579 (19.31%) Data Centre
18 574 (19.14%) DHCP
19 566 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
20 565 (18.84%) Azure
21 496 (16.54%) CCNA
22 495 (16.51%) Network Security
23 441 (14.70%) Citrix
24 436 (14.54%) Windows 10
25 409 (13.64%) MPLS
26 405 (13.50%) Microsoft Office
27 395 (13.17%) MS Exchange
28 384 (12.80%) Linux
29 380 (12.67%) OSPF
30 371 (12.37%) BGP

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
1 395 (13.17%) MS Exchange
2 162 (5.40%) SharePoint
3 123 (4.10%) Skype for Business
4 102 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2013
5 84 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2010
6 66 (2.20%) IIS
7 25 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
8 13 (0.43%) Apache
8 13 (0.43%) OpenStack
9 12 (0.40%) WebSphere
10 9 (0.30%) IBM Notes
10 9 (0.30%) JBoss
11 8 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (0.23%) WebLogic
13 6 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 6 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.10%) IBM Domino
14 3 (0.10%) SAS
14 3 (0.10%) Site Server
15 2 (0.067%) CMS
Applications
1 405 (13.50%) Microsoft Office
2 80 (2.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 60 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 52 (1.73%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.10%) SketchUp
7 2 (0.067%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.033%) Autodesk Inventor
8 1 (0.033%) Revit
8 1 (0.033%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.13%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 3 (0.10%) Elite 3E
5 3 (0.10%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.067%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.033%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.033%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.033%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 791 (26.38%) Office 365
2 565 (18.84%) Azure
3 298 (9.94%) AWS
4 96 (3.20%) SaaS
5 84 (2.80%) IaaS
6 52 (1.73%) PaaS
7 47 (1.57%) Azure Active Directory
8 44 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
9 40 (1.33%) GCP
10 39 (1.30%) OneDrive
11 30 (1.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 29 (0.97%) G Suite
13 23 (0.77%) Mimecast
14 12 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 10 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
15 10 (0.33%) OpenShift
16 8 (0.27%) Power Platform
17 7 (0.23%) Basecamp
18 6 (0.20%) Cloudflare
19 5 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2,653 (88.46%) WAN
2 1,432 (47.75%) Firewall
3 736 (24.54%) TCP/IP
4 664 (22.14%) DNS
5 662 (22.07%) VPN
6 613 (20.44%) Wireless
7 574 (19.14%) DHCP
8 495 (16.51%) Network Security
9 409 (13.64%) MPLS
10 380 (12.67%) OSPF
11 371 (12.37%) BGP
12 348 (11.60%) VoIP
13 323 (10.77%) Wi-Fi
14 318 (10.60%) Cisco ASA
15 303 (10.10%) Internet
16 299 (9.97%) WLAN
17 288 (9.60%) VLAN
18 282 (9.40%) SAN
19 177 (5.90%) IPsec
20 156 (5.20%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (5.10%) SQL Server
2 28 (0.93%) MySQL
3 17 (0.57%) Oracle Database
4 14 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
5 12 (0.40%) DB2
6 10 (0.33%) SQL Server 2016
7 9 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (0.23%) NoSQL
8 7 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.17%) Amazon Athena
10 5 (0.17%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (0.17%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (0.13%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (0.10%) Oracle Database 12c
12 3 (0.10%) Power BI
13 2 (0.067%) Relational Database
13 2 (0.067%) SQL Server 2017
13 2 (0.067%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 42 (1.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 32 (1.07%) Git (software)
3 23 (0.77%) Subversion
4 16 (0.53%) Jenkins
5 11 (0.37%) JIRA
5 11 (0.37%) MSI
6 4 (0.13%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.10%) Bugzilla
8 2 (0.067%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.067%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.067%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.033%) Metasploit
General
1 343 (11.44%) Finance
2 276 (9.20%) Telecoms
3 144 (4.80%) Retail
4 71 (2.37%) Banking
5 68 (2.27%) Public Sector
6 66 (2.20%) Legal
7 54 (1.80%) Law
8 34 (1.13%) Aerospace
9 30 (1.00%) Marketing
10 23 (0.77%) Manufacturing
11 18 (0.60%) Advertising
12 17 (0.57%) Financial Institution
13 15 (0.50%) Back Office
13 15 (0.50%) French Language
14 13 (0.43%) Front Office
15 12 (0.40%) Billing
15 12 (0.40%) Police
16 11 (0.37%) Fire and Rescue
17 10 (0.33%) Games
18 9 (0.30%) German Language
Job Titles
1 816 (27.21%) Network Engineer
2 404 (13.47%) Analyst
3 377 (12.57%) Support Engineer
4 353 (11.77%) IT Support
5 273 (9.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 249 (8.30%) IT Engineer
7 242 (8.07%) Senior Network Engineer
8 192 (6.40%) Support Analyst
9 173 (5.77%) Architect
10 167 (5.57%) IT Support Engineer
11 166 (5.54%) 2nd Line Support
12 132 (4.40%) Cisco Engineer
13 123 (4.10%) Consultant
14 122 (4.07%) IT Analyst
15 118 (3.93%) Cisco Network Engineer
16 111 (3.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 103 (3.43%) Security Engineer
18 98 (3.27%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 93 (3.10%) Administrator
20 91 (3.03%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (1.97%) 802.1X
2 57 (1.90%) LDAP
3 22 (0.73%) Web Services
4 20 (0.67%) LAMP
5 13 (0.43%) XML
6 12 (0.40%) WebSphere MQ
7 10 (0.33%) FIX Protocol
7 10 (0.33%) SOAP
7 10 (0.33%) WSH
8 8 (0.27%) Middleware
9 7 (0.23%) .NET
9 7 (0.23%) HTML
10 6 (0.20%) Elastic Stack
10 6 (0.20%) JSON
10 6 (0.20%) Software Packaging
11 5 (0.17%) COM
11 5 (0.17%) Jinja
12 4 (0.13%) YAML
13 3 (0.10%) Natural Language Processing
13 3 (0.10%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 579 (19.31%) Data Centre
2 209 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
3 186 (6.20%) Management Information System
4 140 (4.67%) Self-Motivation
5 111 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
6 92 (3.07%) Driving Licence
7 65 (2.17%) Replication
8 49 (1.63%) Clustering
9 47 (1.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 47 (1.57%) Hybrid Cloud
10 43 (1.43%) Private Cloud
11 42 (1.40%) PKI
12 40 (1.33%) iPhone
13 36 (1.20%) User Experience
14 35 (1.17%) Client/Server
14 35 (1.17%) Public Cloud
15 31 (1.03%) Fat Client
15 31 (1.03%) Thin Client
15 31 (1.03%) Virtual Team
16 29 (0.97%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1,299 (43.31%) Windows
2 625 (20.84%) Windows Server
3 436 (14.54%) Windows 10
4 384 (12.80%) Linux
5 334 (11.14%) Windows 7
6 279 (9.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 163 (5.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 111 (3.70%) Unix
9 103 (3.43%) Android
10 84 (2.80%) Apple iOS
11 74 (2.47%) Windows 8
12 62 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
13 59 (1.97%) Mac OS X
14 36 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 32 (1.07%) CentOS
16 31 (1.03%) Mac OS
17 23 (0.77%) Ubuntu
18 15 (0.50%) VMS
19 10 (0.33%) Windows Vista
19 10 (0.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 632 (21.07%) ITIL
2 368 (12.27%) Problem-Solving
3 357 (11.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 220 (7.34%) Change Management
5 211 (7.04%) Network Design
6 208 (6.94%) Load Balancing
7 191 (6.37%) Mentoring
8 186 (6.20%) Network Monitoring
8 186 (6.20%) Project Management
9 172 (5.74%) Information Security
10 167 (5.57%) Project Delivery
11 156 (5.20%) Migration
12 154 (5.14%) Disaster Recovery
13 153 (5.10%) Cybersecurity
14 146 (4.87%) Service Delivery
15 135 (4.50%) Continuous Improvement
16 133 (4.43%) Network Management
17 131 (4.37%) Presales
18 122 (4.07%) Service Management
19 115 (3.83%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 210 (7.00%) SQL
2 173 (5.77%) PowerShell
3 68 (2.27%) Python
4 40 (1.33%) Bash Shell
5 34 (1.13%) C
6 26 (0.87%) VBScript
7 18 (0.60%) Perl
8 15 (0.50%) Shell Script
9 9 (0.30%) C#
9 9 (0.30%) PHP
10 8 (0.27%) C++
11 7 (0.23%) Java
11 7 (0.23%) JavaScript
12 5 (0.17%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.10%) Go
13 3 (0.10%) Scala
13 3 (0.10%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.10%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.067%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.033%) VB
Qualifications
1 937 (31.24%) Cisco Certification
2 645 (21.51%) CCNP
3 496 (16.54%) CCNA
4 277 (9.24%) Degree
5 255 (8.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 181 (6.04%) CCIE
7 168 (5.60%) MCSE
8 148 (4.93%) Security Cleared
9 106 (3.53%) MCSA
10 104 (3.47%) CCDP
11 101 (3.37%) SC Cleared
12 91 (3.03%) MCP
13 68 (2.27%) CCSA
13 68 (2.27%) JNCIS
14 63 (2.10%) JNCIA
15 55 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
16 50 (1.67%) CISSP
17 46 (1.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 45 (1.50%) CCSE
19 44 (1.47%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 237 (7.90%) SLA
2 115 (3.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 67 (2.23%) PCI DSS
4 29 (0.97%) NIST
5 27 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials
5 27 (0.90%) GDPR
6 21 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 16 (0.53%) NIST 800
8 14 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 12 (0.40%) ISO 22301
9 12 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 11 (0.37%) QA
11 8 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 8 (0.27%) PMO
12 5 (0.17%) ISO 9001
13 4 (0.13%) COBIT
14 3 (0.10%) Solvency II
15 2 (0.067%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 2 (0.067%) ITGC
16 1 (0.033%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 1,039 (34.64%) Active Directory
2 566 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 291 (9.70%) Hyper-V
4 110 (3.67%) XenApp
5 97 (3.23%) vSphere
6 87 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
7 58 (1.93%) XenDesktop
8 54 (1.80%) Virtual Servers
9 46 (1.53%) Terminal Services
10 45 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
11 42 (1.40%) Docker
12 35 (1.17%) Firmware
13 27 (0.90%) Virtual Desktop
13 27 (0.90%) VMware NSX
14 26 (0.87%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 19 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
16 10 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 9 (0.30%) vCloud
18 8 (0.27%) Terminal Server
19 7 (0.23%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 263 (8.77%) SCCM
2 60 (2.00%) WSUS
3 56 (1.87%) Cisco Prime
4 55 (1.83%) Ansible
5 50 (1.67%) Microsoft Intune
6 49 (1.63%) Backup Exec
7 47 (1.57%) FortiGate
8 44 (1.47%) vCenter Server
9 38 (1.27%) SCOM
10 35 (1.17%) Kubernetes
11 33 (1.10%) Puppet
12 32 (1.07%) Nagios
13 31 (1.03%) SolarWinds Orion
14 26 (0.87%) ZABBIX
15 25 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
15 25 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
16 24 (0.80%) AirWatch
17 22 (0.73%) Cisco CUCM
17 22 (0.73%) Terraform
18 16 (0.53%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1,403 (46.78%) Cisco
2 1,052 (35.08%) Microsoft
3 801 (26.71%) VMware
4 441 (14.70%) Citrix
5 321 (10.70%) Juniper
6 298 (9.94%) CheckPoint
7 295 (9.84%) Palo Alto
8 232 (7.74%) HP
9 218 (7.27%) SolarWinds
10 213 (7.10%) Meraki
11 177 (5.90%) F5
12 125 (4.17%) Fortinet
13 120 (4.00%) Veeam
14 93 (3.10%) Dell
15 76 (2.53%) Red Hat
16 73 (2.43%) Mitel
17 64 (2.13%) Aruba
17 64 (2.13%) NetApp
18 63 (2.10%) Avaya
18 63 (2.10%) Symantec