Period
to 22 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 140 106 120
Rank change year-on-year -34 +14 +17
Permanent jobs citing LAN 91 126 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.67% 2.27% 2.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.94% 18.92% 17.64%
Number of salaries quoted 69 102 61
Scotland median annual salary £41,000 £43,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.75% +14.47% +2.70%
10th Percentile £25,000 £31,250 £25,250
90th Percentile £53,750 £70,000 £65,000
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 Scotland with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 653 666 652
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.00% 12.00% 11.98%
Number of salaries quoted 434 452 399
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £61,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing LAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for LAN in Scotland

LAN
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LAN in Scotland.

Salary trend for LAN in Scotland

LAN
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in Scotland over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Salary histogram for LAN in Scotland

LAN
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 22 September 2018. 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
Edinburgh +3 46 £41,500 -24.55% 9
Glasgow -14 29 £40,750 -9.44% 8
Fife -1 3 £41,000 +2.50% 2
East Ayrshire -1 3 £31,500 +57.50%
Scottish Borders - 1 £40,000 -
Highlands - 1 - - 1
LAN
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for LAN.

1 82 (90.11%) WAN
2 54 (59.34%) Cisco
3 48 (52.75%) Firewall
4 35 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
5 30 (32.97%) Microsoft
6 27 (29.67%) CCNA
7 24 (26.37%) Windows
8 22 (24.18%) VMware
9 21 (23.08%) Office 365
10 20 (21.98%) CCNP
11 19 (20.88%) VoIP
12 18 (19.78%) Data Centre
13 16 (17.58%) Windows Server
14 15 (16.48%) Unified Communications
14 15 (16.48%) DNS
14 15 (16.48%) Active Directory
15 14 (15.38%) CheckPoint
15 14 (15.38%) Wireless
16 13 (14.29%) MPLS
16 13 (14.29%) HP
16 13 (14.29%) SLA
16 13 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
16 13 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
17 12 (13.19%) Windows Server 2008
17 12 (13.19%) ITIL
17 12 (13.19%) SQL
18 11 (12.09%) OSPF
18 11 (12.09%) Retail
18 11 (12.09%) Hyper-V
18 11 (12.09%) Network Management

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 7 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.40%) IIS
3 3 (3.30%) Apache
4 2 (2.20%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.10%) CMS
5 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (5.49%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 21 (23.08%) Office 365
2 13 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (10.99%) IaaS
4 8 (8.79%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (4.40%) SaaS
6 1 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 82 (90.11%) WAN
2 48 (52.75%) Firewall
3 19 (20.88%) VoIP
4 15 (16.48%) DNS
4 15 (16.48%) Unified Communications
5 14 (15.38%) Wireless
6 13 (14.29%) MPLS
7 11 (12.09%) OSPF
8 10 (10.99%) DHCP
8 10 (10.99%) Telepresence
8 10 (10.99%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (10.99%) WLAN
9 8 (8.79%) VPN
10 7 (7.69%) Skype
11 6 (6.59%) Network Security
12 5 (5.49%) TCP/IP
13 4 (4.40%) Cisco Wireless
13 4 (4.40%) HTTP
13 4 (4.40%) VLAN
14 3 (3.30%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.40%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.30%) MySQL
3 1 (1.10%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (4.40%) Jenkins
1 4 (4.40%) Maven
2 3 (3.30%) Subversion
3 1 (1.10%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.10%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 11 (12.09%) Retail
2 9 (9.89%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.40%) Finance
4 3 (3.30%) Billing
5 1 (1.10%) Banking
5 1 (1.10%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.10%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (15.38%) Network Engineer
2 13 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 10 (10.99%) Administrator
3 10 (10.99%) Analyst
3 10 (10.99%) Cloud Engineer
3 10 (10.99%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 9 (9.89%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (6.59%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 6 (6.59%) IT Support
5 6 (6.59%) Network Analyst
5 6 (6.59%) Support Engineer
6 5 (5.49%) Architect
6 5 (5.49%) IT Engineer
6 5 (5.49%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
6 5 (5.49%) Project Manager
7 4 (4.40%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (4.40%) Consultant
7 4 (4.40%) IT Support Engineer
7 4 (4.40%) Senior Manager
7 4 (4.40%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.49%) Web Services
2 3 (3.30%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (19.78%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.79%) NHS
3 3 (3.30%) Driving Licence
3 3 (3.30%) IVR
3 3 (3.30%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 2 (2.20%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.10%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.10%) Clustering
5 1 (1.10%) iPhone
5 1 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 24 (26.37%) Windows
2 16 (17.58%) Windows Server
3 12 (13.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (10.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (7.69%) Linux
6 6 (6.59%) Windows 10
7 4 (4.40%) Windows 7
8 3 (3.30%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.20%) Android
9 2 (2.20%) Unix
9 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (13.19%) ITIL
2 11 (12.09%) Network Management
3 9 (9.89%) Continuous Improvement
3 9 (9.89%) Mentoring
4 8 (8.79%) Performance Monitoring
4 8 (8.79%) Presales
5 7 (7.69%) Service Delivery
6 6 (6.59%) DevOps
7 5 (5.49%) Decision-Making
7 5 (5.49%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (5.49%) Fault Analysis
7 5 (5.49%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (5.49%) Proactive Management
7 5 (5.49%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (4.40%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (4.40%) Configuration Management
8 4 (4.40%) Open Source
8 4 (4.40%) Project Management
8 4 (4.40%) Six Sigma
8 4 (4.40%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.19%) SQL
2 4 (4.40%) Java
3 3 (3.30%) PHP
4 1 (1.10%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 35 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (29.67%) CCNA
3 20 (21.98%) CCNP
4 6 (6.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (5.49%) Degree
6 4 (4.40%) CCDP
6 4 (4.40%) MCP
7 3 (3.30%) CCIE
7 3 (3.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (2.20%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (2.20%) MCSE
9 1 (1.10%) HND
9 1 (1.10%) JNCIP
9 1 (1.10%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.10%) PMP
9 1 (1.10%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.10%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (16.48%) Active Directory
2 13 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (12.09%) Hyper-V
3 11 (12.09%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (4.40%) Firmware
5 2 (2.20%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 10 (10.99%) Cisco CUCM
1 10 (10.99%) vCenter Server
2 8 (8.79%) SCCM
3 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (2.20%) DameWare
5 1 (1.10%) SCOM
5 1 (1.10%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 54 (59.34%) Cisco
2 30 (32.97%) Microsoft
3 22 (24.18%) VMware
4 14 (15.38%) CheckPoint
5 13 (14.29%) HP
6 8 (8.79%) Extreme Networks
7 7 (7.69%) Citrix
7 7 (7.69%) Juniper
8 5 (5.49%) Forcepoint
8 5 (5.49%) Mitel
9 4 (4.40%) Fortinet
10 3 (3.30%) NEC
11 2 (2.20%) Aruba
11 2 (2.20%) Avaya
11 2 (2.20%) Nortel
11 2 (2.20%) Palo Alto
11 2 (2.20%) Panasonic
12 1 (1.10%) F5
12 1 (1.10%) Foundry
12 1 (1.10%) Infoblox