Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 105 101
Rank change year-on-year -43 -4 +14
Permanent jobs citing LAN 3953 5123 5849
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.34% 2.86% 2.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.90% 16.78% 17.01%
Number of salaries quoted 3283 4350 5142
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £43,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - -1.73% +8.13%
10th Percentile £24,750 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £72,500
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 26530 30530 34381
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.72% 17.04% 16.81%
Number of salaries quoted 21604 25155 28617
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £72,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 -32 1387 £50,000 - 71
South East -55 786 £39,625 -7.85% 33
North of England +2 723 £39,000 +4.00% 47
Midlands -36 428 £37,500 -7.41% 31
East of England +5 398 £45,000 +5.88% 13
North West +27 397 £40,500 +8.00% 31
West Midlands -23 301 £37,500 - 13
Yorkshire -16 291 £37,500 - 13
South West -37 247 £37,500 +7.91% 6
East Midlands -56 124 £35,000 -17.65% 17
North East +7 35 £35,000 -3.58% 3
LAN
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing LAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for LAN.

1 3481 (88.06%) WAN
2 1986 (50.24%) Cisco
3 1864 (47.15%) Firewall
4 1803 (45.61%) Windows
5 1436 (36.33%) Microsoft
6 1395 (35.29%) Active Directory
7 1306 (33.04%) VMware
8 1163 (29.42%) Cisco Certification
9 1076 (27.22%) VPN
10 1064 (26.92%) Windows Server
11 976 (24.69%) ITIL
12 947 (23.96%) TCP/IP
13 882 (22.31%) VMware Infrastructure
14 879 (22.24%) DNS
15 774 (19.58%) Data Centre
16 758 (19.18%) DHCP
17 751 (19.00%) MS Exchange
18 731 (18.49%) CCNP
19 703 (17.78%) CCNA
20 646 (16.34%) Office 365
21 624 (15.79%) Wireless
22 614 (15.53%) Finance
23 608 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
24 604 (15.28%) MPLS
25 576 (14.57%) Juniper
26 572 (14.47%) VoIP
27 559 (14.14%) Citrix
28 550 (13.91%) Windows Server 2012
29 544 (13.76%) BGP
30 533 (13.48%) Hyper-V

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
1 751 (19.00%) MS Exchange
2 298 (7.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 174 (4.40%) SharePoint
4 151 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 148 (3.74%) Skype for Business
6 113 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
7 100 (2.53%) IIS
8 67 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
9 43 (1.09%) Apache
10 41 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 41 (1.04%) CMS
10 41 (1.04%) Tomcat
11 29 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
12 20 (0.51%) OpenStack
13 19 (0.48%) IBM Notes
14 15 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
15 14 (0.35%) WebLogic
16 13 (0.33%) IBM Domino
16 13 (0.33%) WebSphere
17 12 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 519 (13.13%) Microsoft Office
2 52 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 47 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
4 43 (1.09%) MS Visio
5 29 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.13%) Houdini
6 5 (0.13%) Maya
6 5 (0.13%) NUKE
6 5 (0.13%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.076%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.076%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.025%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.025%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 18 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.076%) Epicor Vantage
4 3 (0.076%) Maximo
4 3 (0.076%) Workfront
5 2 (0.051%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.051%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.025%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.025%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.025%) Eikon
6 1 (0.025%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
6 1 (0.025%) Magento
6 1 (0.025%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.025%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.025%) Pegasus Opera
6 1 (0.025%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 646 (16.34%) Office 365
2 410 (10.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 275 (6.96%) Amazon AWS
4 96 (2.43%) IaaS
5 91 (2.30%) SaaS
6 87 (2.20%) PaaS
7 28 (0.71%) G Suite
8 27 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 25 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
9 25 (0.63%) Mimecast
10 19 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
11 17 (0.43%) Amazon S3
12 9 (0.23%) Slack
13 8 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.13%) Akamai
14 5 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
14 5 (0.13%) IBM Cloud
15 4 (0.10%) Amazon ELB
15 4 (0.10%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3481 (88.06%) WAN
2 1864 (47.15%) Firewall
3 1076 (27.22%) VPN
4 947 (23.96%) TCP/IP
5 879 (22.24%) DNS
6 758 (19.18%) DHCP
7 624 (15.79%) Wireless
8 604 (15.28%) MPLS
9 572 (14.47%) VoIP
10 544 (13.76%) BGP
11 529 (13.38%) Network Security
12 505 (12.78%) SAN
13 491 (12.42%) OSPF
14 477 (12.07%) Cisco ASA
15 463 (11.71%) VLAN
16 366 (9.26%) Wi-Fi
17 315 (7.97%) Cisco Nexus
18 308 (7.79%) Internet
19 298 (7.54%) WLAN
20 290 (7.34%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 348 (8.80%) SQL Server
2 71 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 52 (1.32%) MySQL
4 37 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 21 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
6 15 (0.38%) Oracle Database
7 13 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
8 10 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (0.23%) Relational Database
10 8 (0.20%) SQL Server 2014
11 7 (0.18%) MariaDB
12 6 (0.15%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (0.15%) MongoDB
12 6 (0.15%) NoSQL
12 6 (0.15%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (0.13%) Big Data
13 5 (0.13%) Oracle Exadata
13 5 (0.13%) Oracle ODI
14 4 (0.10%) Crystal Reports
14 4 (0.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 52 (1.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 29 (0.73%) Git (software)
3 20 (0.51%) JIRA
4 16 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (0.33%) Jenkins
6 12 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (0.18%) Metasploit
7 7 (0.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 6 (0.15%) Vagrant
9 5 (0.13%) Burp Suite
10 3 (0.076%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (0.076%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.076%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.051%) Liquibase
11 2 (0.051%) Mercurial
11 2 (0.051%) Subversion
11 2 (0.051%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (0.025%) Bugzilla
12 1 (0.025%) git-flow
12 1 (0.025%) WinAutomation
General
1 614 (15.53%) Finance
2 318 (8.04%) Telecoms
3 148 (3.74%) Retail
4 87 (2.20%) Law
5 75 (1.90%) Marketing
6 71 (1.80%) Banking
7 65 (1.64%) Manufacturing
8 58 (1.47%) Legal
9 55 (1.39%) Financial Institution
10 43 (1.09%) Back Office
11 31 (0.78%) Advertising
12 28 (0.71%) Games
13 27 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
14 24 (0.61%) Electronics
14 24 (0.61%) Publishing
15 20 (0.51%) Military
16 17 (0.43%) Investment Banking
17 16 (0.40%) Automotive
18 11 (0.28%) Multimedia
19 9 (0.23%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 942 (23.83%) Network Engineer
2 629 (15.91%) Analyst
3 483 (12.22%) Support Engineer
4 358 (9.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 276 (6.98%) IT Support
6 250 (6.32%) Support Analyst
7 243 (6.15%) Senior Network Engineer
8 240 (6.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 237 (6.00%) Cisco Engineer
10 231 (5.84%) Architect
11 227 (5.74%) Consultant
12 217 (5.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 210 (5.31%) IT Engineer
14 206 (5.21%) 3rd Line Support
15 176 (4.45%) Administrator
16 169 (4.28%) 2nd Line Support
17 153 (3.87%) Security Engineer
18 148 (3.74%) Network Analyst
19 147 (3.72%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
20 144 (3.64%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (2.18%) Web Services
2 58 (1.47%) 802.1X
3 49 (1.24%) XML
4 40 (1.01%) HTML
5 35 (0.89%) FIX Protocol
6 28 (0.71%) Middleware
7 21 (0.53%) .NET
8 17 (0.43%) LAMP
8 17 (0.43%) POSIX
9 16 (0.40%) CSS
9 16 (0.40%) JSON
10 15 (0.38%) REST
11 14 (0.35%) SOAP
12 11 (0.28%) JDBC
13 10 (0.25%) ODBC
13 10 (0.25%) WAP
14 9 (0.23%) Django
14 9 (0.23%) XMPP
15 8 (0.20%) ASP.NET
16 7 (0.18%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 774 (19.58%) Data Centre
2 228 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 172 (4.35%) Driving Licence
4 170 (4.30%) Management Information System
5 133 (3.36%) Computer Science
6 95 (2.40%) Video Conferencing
7 68 (1.72%) Clustering
8 67 (1.69%) Public Cloud
9 65 (1.64%) Blackberry
10 55 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
11 49 (1.24%) Hedge funds
11 49 (1.24%) PKI
12 46 (1.16%) Mobile Computing
13 41 (1.04%) iPad
14 37 (0.94%) Replication
15 32 (0.81%) Virtual Team
16 31 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 29 (0.73%) Enterprise Storage
18 28 (0.71%) Eurex
19 25 (0.63%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1803 (45.61%) Windows
2 1064 (26.92%) Windows Server
3 608 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 550 (13.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 500 (12.65%) Windows 7
6 487 (12.32%) Linux
7 338 (8.55%) Windows 10
8 232 (5.87%) Windows Server 2003
9 165 (4.17%) Unix
10 163 (4.12%) Windows 8
11 124 (3.14%) Windows XP
12 93 (2.35%) Android
13 88 (2.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 79 (2.00%) CentOS
15 57 (1.44%) Mac OS X
16 51 (1.29%) Ubuntu
17 40 (1.01%) Apple iOS
18 32 (0.81%) Debian
19 26 (0.66%) Mac OS
20 25 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 976 (24.69%) ITIL
2 302 (7.64%) Project Management
3 273 (6.91%) Load Balancing
4 247 (6.25%) Service Delivery
5 240 (6.07%) Network Design
6 230 (5.82%) Network Management
7 229 (5.79%) Presales
8 226 (5.72%) Change Management
9 225 (5.69%) Disaster Recovery
10 200 (5.06%) Service Management
11 197 (4.98%) Incident Management
12 183 (4.63%) Network Monitoring
13 181 (4.58%) PRINCE2
14 179 (4.53%) Mentoring
15 155 (3.92%) Information Security
16 152 (3.85%) Problem Management
17 136 (3.44%) Migration
18 135 (3.42%) Agile Software Development
19 131 (3.31%) Cybersecurity
20 127 (3.21%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 302 (7.64%) SQL
2 193 (4.88%) PowerShell
3 144 (3.64%) Python
4 77 (1.95%) Bash Shell
5 71 (1.80%) C
6 60 (1.52%) Java
6 60 (1.52%) Perl
7 36 (0.91%) Shell Script
8 28 (0.71%) VBScript
9 25 (0.63%) Ruby
10 21 (0.53%) T-SQL
11 16 (0.40%) C++
12 15 (0.38%) PHP
12 15 (0.38%) Tcl
13 13 (0.33%) JavaScript
14 10 (0.25%) Korn
14 10 (0.25%) R
14 10 (0.25%) VB
15 9 (0.23%) C#
15 9 (0.23%) Jython
Qualifications
1 1163 (29.42%) Cisco Certification
2 731 (18.49%) CCNP
3 703 (17.78%) CCNA
4 459 (11.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 372 (9.41%) Degree
6 295 (7.46%) MCSE
7 217 (5.49%) Security Cleared
8 204 (5.16%) MCSA
9 188 (4.76%) CCIE
10 177 (4.48%) MCP
11 172 (4.35%) SC Cleared
12 113 (2.86%) DV Cleared
13 107 (2.71%) ITIL Certification
14 87 (2.20%) MCITP
15 85 (2.15%) CCDP
15 85 (2.15%) CCSA
16 77 (1.95%) JNCIP
17 74 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
18 71 (1.80%) CCSE
19 69 (1.75%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 315 (7.97%) SLA
2 133 (3.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 123 (3.11%) PCI DSS
4 48 (1.21%) PMO
5 34 (0.86%) Cyber Essentials
6 23 (0.58%) ISO 9001
7 18 (0.46%) QA
8 16 (0.40%) GDPR
9 12 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 10 (0.25%) COBIT
11 9 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 7 (0.18%) NIST 800
13 6 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 5 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 3 (0.076%) Data Quality
16 1 (0.025%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1395 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 882 (22.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 533 (13.48%) Hyper-V
4 179 (4.53%) vSphere
5 154 (3.90%) XenApp
6 121 (3.06%) VMware ESXi
7 92 (2.33%) Terminal Services
8 63 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
9 60 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
10 52 (1.32%) XenDesktop
11 45 (1.14%) XenServer
12 24 (0.61%) ProxySG
13 22 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 19 (0.48%) Firmware
15 15 (0.38%) Docker
15 15 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
16 14 (0.35%) KVM
17 12 (0.30%) DFS Replication
17 12 (0.30%) Samba
17 12 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 208 (5.26%) SCCM
2 107 (2.71%) Nagios
3 90 (2.28%) WSUS
4 81 (2.05%) Puppet
5 72 (1.82%) Backup Exec
6 51 (1.29%) Cacti
7 48 (1.21%) Ansible
8 47 (1.19%) Cisco CUCM
8 47 (1.19%) Cisco Prime
8 47 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
9 45 (1.14%) FortiGate
10 43 (1.09%) SCOM
11 42 (1.06%) AirWatch
12 40 (1.01%) Opsview
13 38 (0.96%) Cisco LMS
13 38 (0.96%) vCenter Server
14 33 (0.83%) ZABBIX
15 31 (0.78%) SolarWinds Orion
16 29 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
17 26 (0.66%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 1986 (50.24%) Cisco
2 1436 (36.33%) Microsoft
3 1306 (33.04%) VMware
4 576 (14.57%) Juniper
5 559 (14.14%) Citrix
6 518 (13.10%) CheckPoint
7 367 (9.28%) HP
8 344 (8.70%) F5
9 272 (6.88%) Palo Alto
10 152 (3.85%) SolarWinds
11 138 (3.49%) Avaya
11 138 (3.49%) Dell
12 126 (3.19%) Red Hat
13 124 (3.14%) Fortinet
14 110 (2.78%) Meraki
15 103 (2.61%) NetApp
16 101 (2.56%) Veeam
17 91 (2.30%) Oracle
18 82 (2.07%) Blue Coat
19 76 (1.92%) Apple