Period
to 27 February 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North of 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 27 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
England > North of England
6 months to
27 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 101 122 104
Rank change year-on-year +21 -18 +23
Permanent jobs citing LAN 303 383 555
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 2.80% 2.43% 2.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.89% 17.82% 17.30%
Number of salaries quoted 295 305 538
Median annual salary £42,500 £39,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.97% -8.24% +13.33%
10th Percentile £25,750 £22,750 £21,500
90th Percentile £67,000 £57,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £44,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.74% -1.11% +2.27%

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 the North of England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,604 2,149 3,209
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 14.84% 13.62% 16.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1,250 1,766 2,664
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +10.53%
10th Percentile £25,725 £23,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings citing LAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North of England.

Job vacancy trend for LAN in the North of England

LAN
Salary Trend in the North of England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing LAN in the North of England.

Salary trend for LAN in the North of England

LAN
Salary Histogram in the North of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing LAN in the North of England over the 6 months to 27 February 2021.

Salary histogram for LAN in the North of England

LAN
Job Locations in the North of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the North of England region over the 6 months to 27 February 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
North West +36 165 £47,500 +26.67% 35
Yorkshire -2 102 £39,000 -8.24% 25
North East +17 36 £36,000 +20.00% 12
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 North of England region with a requirement for LAN.

1 279 (92.08%) WAN
2 172 (56.77%) Cisco
3 160 (52.81%) Firewall
4 139 (45.87%) Windows
5 118 (38.94%) Active Directory
6 99 (32.67%) Microsoft
7 96 (31.68%) Microsoft 365
8 92 (30.36%) VMware
9 87 (28.71%) Cisco Certification
10 81 (26.73%) VPN
11 74 (24.42%) Windows Server
12 71 (23.43%) TCP/IP
13 69 (22.77%) VMware Infrastructure
14 67 (22.11%) Azure
15 63 (20.79%) Cisco ASA
15 63 (20.79%) CCNP
15 63 (20.79%) Wireless
16 62 (20.46%) DNS
17 59 (19.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 57 (18.81%) Network Security
19 53 (17.49%) Linux
20 51 (16.83%) MPLS
21 50 (16.50%) VLAN
22 49 (16.17%) Wi-Fi
22 49 (16.17%) Hyper-V
23 48 (15.84%) ITIL
24 47 (15.51%) AWS
25 46 (15.18%) CCNA
26 45 (14.85%) Fortinet
27 44 (14.52%) DHCP

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of 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 31 (10.23%) MS Exchange
2 19 (6.27%) SharePoint
3 16 (5.28%) IIS
4 13 (4.29%) Apache
5 11 (3.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.66%) DNN
7 2 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.66%) IBM Domino
7 2 (0.66%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.33%) Confluence
8 1 (0.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 29 (9.57%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.99%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 96 (31.68%) Microsoft 365
2 67 (22.11%) Azure
3 47 (15.51%) AWS
4 13 (4.29%) Mimecast
5 7 (2.31%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (2.31%) OneDrive
5 7 (2.31%) SaaS
6 6 (1.98%) AWS IoT
7 4 (1.32%) Power Platform
8 2 (0.66%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.66%) Cloudflare
8 2 (0.66%) G Suite
8 2 (0.66%) GitHub
8 2 (0.66%) IaaS
8 2 (0.66%) PaaS
9 1 (0.33%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.33%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 279 (92.08%) WAN
2 160 (52.81%) Firewall
3 81 (26.73%) VPN
4 71 (23.43%) TCP/IP
5 63 (20.79%) Cisco ASA
5 63 (20.79%) Wireless
6 62 (20.46%) DNS
7 57 (18.81%) Network Security
8 51 (16.83%) MPLS
9 50 (16.50%) VLAN
10 49 (16.17%) Wi-Fi
11 44 (14.52%) DHCP
12 39 (12.87%) SAN
13 29 (9.57%) BGP
13 29 (9.57%) VoIP
14 27 (8.91%) WLAN
15 24 (7.92%) OSPF
16 21 (6.93%) Cisco Nexus
17 15 (4.95%) EIGRP
18 14 (4.62%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (0.99%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.99%) Power BI
4 2 (0.66%) Redis
5 1 (0.33%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.33%) MySQL
5 1 (0.33%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.33%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (1.32%) JIRA
2 1 (0.33%) Bitbucket
General
1 22 (7.26%) Telecoms
2 18 (5.94%) Aerospace
3 13 (4.29%) Finance
4 12 (3.96%) Law
5 9 (2.97%) Electronics
6 8 (2.64%) Public Sector
7 7 (2.31%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.65%) Local Government
8 5 (1.65%) Marketing
9 3 (0.99%) Back Office
9 3 (0.99%) Retail
10 2 (0.66%) Legal
10 2 (0.66%) Publishing
11 1 (0.33%) Banking
11 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.33%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 96 (31.68%) Network Engineer
2 47 (15.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 45 (14.85%) IT Engineer
4 35 (11.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 33 (10.89%) Security Engineer
6 32 (10.56%) Senior Network Engineer
7 27 (8.91%) Support Engineer
8 25 (8.25%) Analyst
9 24 (7.92%) Cisco Engineer
9 24 (7.92%) Network Security Engineer
10 23 (7.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 21 (6.93%) Architect
12 20 (6.60%) IT Support
13 17 (5.61%) Support Analyst
14 14 (4.62%) Senior Security Engineer
14 14 (4.62%) Systems Engineer
15 13 (4.29%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
15 13 (4.29%) LAN Engineer
15 13 (4.29%) LAN/WAN Engineer
15 13 (4.29%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.30%) Web Services
2 7 (2.31%) Regular Expression
3 3 (0.99%) .NET
3 3 (0.99%) JSON
3 3 (0.99%) Middleware
4 2 (0.66%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (0.66%) COM+
4 2 (0.66%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (0.66%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.33%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.33%) CSS
5 1 (0.33%) HTML
5 1 (0.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 32 (10.56%) Data Centre
2 17 (5.61%) Management Information System
3 14 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 9 (2.97%) FMCG
5 9 (2.97%) Public Cloud
5 9 (2.97%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (1.98%) Augmented Reality
6 6 (1.98%) Replication
6 6 (1.98%) Smartphone
7 5 (1.65%) User Experience
8 4 (1.32%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.32%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.32%) NHS
8 4 (1.32%) Security Operations Centre
8 4 (1.32%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.99%) Clustering
9 3 (0.99%) Cyber Defence
9 3 (0.99%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 139 (45.87%) Windows
2 74 (24.42%) Windows Server
3 53 (17.49%) Linux
4 33 (10.89%) Windows 10
5 20 (6.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (5.94%) Windows 7
6 18 (5.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (2.97%) Windows Server 2016
8 8 (2.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (2.64%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (0.66%) Android
10 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.33%) Unix
10 1 (0.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (19.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 48 (15.84%) ITIL
3 29 (9.57%) Cybersecurity
4 26 (8.58%) Disaster Recovery
5 20 (6.60%) Kalman Filter
5 20 (6.60%) Problem-Solving
6 18 (5.94%) Security Architecture
7 17 (5.61%) Cyber Intelligence
8 16 (5.28%) Project Management
8 16 (5.28%) SIEM
9 15 (4.95%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 13 (4.29%) Configuration Management
10 13 (4.29%) Network Design
10 13 (4.29%) Project Delivery
10 13 (4.29%) Web Filtering
11 12 (3.96%) E-Commerce
11 12 (3.96%) Migration
11 12 (3.96%) Risk Management
12 11 (3.63%) Change Management
12 11 (3.63%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 30 (9.90%) SQL
2 19 (6.27%) PowerShell
3 9 (2.97%) Python
4 4 (1.32%) Tcl
5 3 (0.99%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.33%) C
6 1 (0.33%) C#
6 1 (0.33%) Java
6 1 (0.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 87 (28.71%) Cisco Certification
2 63 (20.79%) CCNP
3 46 (15.18%) CCNA
4 22 (7.26%) Degree
5 18 (5.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (5.61%) CCIE
7 16 (5.28%) MCSE
8 15 (4.95%) DBS Check
8 15 (4.95%) ITIL Certification
9 14 (4.62%) Security Cleared
10 12 (3.96%) MCSA
11 10 (3.30%) CISM
11 10 (3.30%) CISSP
11 10 (3.30%) JNCIP
12 9 (2.97%) SC Cleared
13 8 (2.64%) MCITP
14 7 (2.31%) CESG Certified Professional
15 3 (0.99%) CCDE
15 3 (0.99%) GIAC
15 3 (0.99%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.93%) SLA
2 13 (4.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (3.63%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.98%) RMADS
5 4 (1.32%) GDPR
6 3 (0.99%) PMO
7 1 (0.33%) NCSC
System Software
1 118 (38.94%) Active Directory
2 69 (22.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (16.17%) Hyper-V
4 10 (3.30%) vSphere
5 9 (2.97%) Virtual Servers
6 8 (2.64%) XenDesktop
7 7 (2.31%) XenApp
8 3 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.99%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.66%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 2 (0.66%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.33%) Docker
10 1 (0.33%) pfSense
10 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 27 (8.91%) SCCM
2 22 (7.26%) FortiGate
3 12 (3.96%) WSUS
4 8 (2.64%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (2.64%) NetBackup
4 8 (2.64%) Norton AntiVirus
4 8 (2.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 5 (1.65%) Ansible
5 5 (1.65%) Terraform
6 3 (0.99%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.66%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.66%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (0.66%) Nagios
7 2 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.66%) Puppet
7 2 (0.66%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.66%) vRealize
7 2 (0.66%) WMI
8 1 (0.33%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.33%) Plesk
Vendors
1 172 (56.77%) Cisco
2 99 (32.67%) Microsoft
3 92 (30.36%) VMware
4 45 (14.85%) Fortinet
5 40 (13.20%) HP
6 36 (11.88%) Juniper
7 31 (10.23%) CheckPoint
8 28 (9.24%) Palo Alto
9 25 (8.25%) Veeam
10 22 (7.26%) F5
11 21 (6.93%) Citrix
12 19 (6.27%) SonicWALL
13 17 (5.61%) Dell
13 17 (5.61%) Meraki
14 16 (5.28%) Aruba
15 13 (4.29%) Mitel
15 13 (4.29%) Sophos
16 12 (3.96%) Avaya
16 12 (3.96%) Google
16 12 (3.96%) NetApp