Period
to 18 November 2017

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

Local Area Network (LAN)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 82 148
Rank change year-on-year -30 +66 +2
Permanent jobs citing LAN 119 148 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.12% 2.85% 1.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.98% 20.36% 13.13%
Number of salaries quoted 90 85 69
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £36,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.29% +7.35% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £26,450 £21,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £55,250 £53,750
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 701 727 731
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.49% 13.99% 11.35%
Number of salaries quoted 465 471 468
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £30,000 £25,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 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
Edinburgh -37 44 £57,500 +68.28%
Glasgow -25 30 £46,500 +27.40% 2
Dundee - 9 £35,000 -
Fife +10 8 £40,000 +26.98%
Aberdeen - 5 £43,500 -
Falkirk +2 3 £45,000 -14.29%
Inverclyde +2 3 £37,500 -
East Ayrshire - 3 £20,000 -
Perth and Kinross +2 1 - -
West Lothian -2 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £32,500 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £33,000 -
LAN
UK

For the 6 months to 18 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 Scotland region with a requirement for LAN.

1 108 (90.76%) WAN
2 73 (61.34%) Cisco
3 66 (55.46%) Firewall
4 44 (36.97%) Cisco Certification
5 41 (34.45%) Windows
6 40 (33.61%) VMware
7 35 (29.41%) Network Security
7 35 (29.41%) Data Centre
8 33 (27.73%) VMware Infrastructure
9 31 (26.05%) Linux
10 30 (25.21%) ITIL
11 29 (24.37%) Active Directory
12 28 (23.53%) VPN
12 28 (23.53%) CheckPoint
13 25 (21.01%) MPLS
13 25 (21.01%) CCNP
13 25 (21.01%) Windows Server
14 23 (19.33%) CCIE
14 23 (19.33%) Citrix
15 22 (18.49%) Wireless
16 21 (17.65%) PowerShell
16 21 (17.65%) Translating Business Requirements
17 20 (16.81%) Cisco Nexus
17 20 (16.81%) Agile Software Development
17 20 (16.81%) VoIP
18 19 (15.97%) DHCP
18 19 (15.97%) Finance
19 18 (15.13%) BGP
19 18 (15.13%) Network Design
20 17 (14.29%) TOGAF

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 16 (13.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 10 (8.40%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (8.40%) MS Exchange
3 6 (5.04%) SharePoint
3 6 (5.04%) Skype for Business
4 5 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.52%) IBM Domino
6 2 (1.68%) IIS
7 1 (0.84%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (3.36%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.68%) Houdini
2 2 (1.68%) Maya
2 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.68%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.68%) NUKE
2 2 (1.68%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (9.24%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.08%) Office 365
2 11 (9.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.04%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.68%) IaaS
4 2 (1.68%) PaaS
4 2 (1.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 108 (90.76%) WAN
2 66 (55.46%) Firewall
3 35 (29.41%) Network Security
4 28 (23.53%) VPN
5 25 (21.01%) MPLS
6 22 (18.49%) Wireless
7 20 (16.81%) Cisco Nexus
7 20 (16.81%) VoIP
8 19 (15.97%) DHCP
9 18 (15.13%) BGP
10 17 (14.29%) DNS
11 16 (13.45%) OSPF
12 15 (12.61%) SAN
13 14 (11.76%) EIGRP
13 14 (11.76%) IP Telephony
13 14 (11.76%) WLAN
14 12 (10.08%) Cisco ASA
14 12 (10.08%) Cisco IPT
14 12 (10.08%) Internet
15 11 (9.24%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.20%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.36%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (3.36%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.84%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (10.08%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (1.68%) JIRA
General
1 19 (15.97%) Finance
2 3 (2.52%) Back Office
3 2 (1.68%) Games
3 2 (1.68%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.84%) Banking
4 1 (0.84%) Law
4 1 (0.84%) Legal
4 1 (0.84%) Retail
4 1 (0.84%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (20.17%) Architect
2 23 (19.33%) Network Architect
3 20 (16.81%) Network Engineer
4 14 (11.76%) Analyst
5 12 (10.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (7.56%) Administrator
6 9 (7.56%) Systems Administrator
7 8 (6.72%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 8 (6.72%) Senior Analyst
7 8 (6.72%) Senior Network Engineer
7 8 (6.72%) Team Leader
8 6 (5.04%) Lead Network Engineer
8 6 (5.04%) Network Manager
8 6 (5.04%) Network Specialist
9 5 (4.20%) IT Administrator
9 5 (4.20%) IT Systems Administrator
9 5 (4.20%) Virtualisation Administrator
10 4 (3.36%) Service Manager
11 3 (2.52%) Technical Analyst
11 3 (2.52%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.84%) 802.1X
1 1 (0.84%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 35 (29.41%) Data Centre
2 16 (13.45%) Blackberry
3 6 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.20%) Smartphone
5 4 (3.36%) Driving Licence
5 4 (3.36%) IVR
6 3 (2.52%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.68%) Animation
7 2 (1.68%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.68%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.84%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.84%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.84%) Replication
8 1 (0.84%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 41 (34.45%) Windows
2 31 (26.05%) Linux
3 25 (21.01%) Windows Server
4 16 (13.45%) Ubuntu
5 11 (9.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (6.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.52%) CentOS
7 3 (2.52%) Unix
7 3 (2.52%) Windows 7
7 3 (2.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.68%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.84%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (25.21%) ITIL
2 21 (17.65%) Translating Business Requirements
3 20 (16.81%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (15.13%) Network Design
5 17 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
5 17 (14.29%) Scrum
5 17 (14.29%) TOGAF
6 16 (13.45%) Asset Management
6 16 (13.45%) Load Balancing
6 16 (13.45%) Project Management
6 16 (13.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (10.92%) Disaster Recovery
7 13 (10.92%) Network Segmentation
8 12 (10.08%) Requirements Analysis
8 12 (10.08%) Technical Architecture
8 12 (10.08%) Zachman Framework
9 10 (8.40%) Information Security
9 10 (8.40%) Network Management
10 9 (7.56%) IT Strategy
11 8 (6.72%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 21 (17.65%) PowerShell
2 7 (5.88%) SQL
3 2 (1.68%) Python
4 1 (0.84%) C
4 1 (0.84%) Java
4 1 (0.84%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.84%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 44 (36.97%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (21.01%) CCNP
3 23 (19.33%) CCIE
4 13 (10.92%) CISSP
5 11 (9.24%) CCNA
6 4 (3.36%) HND
7 3 (2.52%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 3 (2.52%) MCP
7 3 (2.52%) MCSE
7 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.68%) JNCIP
8 2 (1.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.84%) CCDP
9 1 (0.84%) CCENT
9 1 (0.84%) CCIE Data Center
9 1 (0.84%) Degree
9 1 (0.84%) MCSA
9 1 (0.84%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.84%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.04%) SLA
2 2 (1.68%) PMO
2 2 (1.68%) QA
2 2 (1.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 33 (27.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (24.37%) Active Directory
3 14 (11.76%) Hyper-V
4 10 (8.40%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (5.04%) vSphere
6 6 (5.04%) XenApp
7 5 (4.20%) Xen
7 5 (4.20%) XenDesktop
8 4 (3.36%) Firmware
8 4 (3.36%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (2.52%) Terminal Server
10 2 (1.68%) ISA Server
10 2 (1.68%) NFS
10 2 (1.68%) Samba
11 1 (0.84%) KVM
11 1 (0.84%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 17 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (13.45%) Ansible
2 16 (13.45%) Puppet
3 15 (12.61%) SCCM
4 6 (5.04%) WSUS
5 4 (3.36%) SCOM
5 4 (3.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 4 (3.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (2.52%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (1.68%) Iperf
8 1 (0.84%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.84%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.84%) Nagios
8 1 (0.84%) RSA Archer
8 1 (0.84%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (0.84%) WMI
Vendors
1 73 (61.34%) Cisco
2 40 (33.61%) VMware
3 28 (23.53%) CheckPoint
4 23 (19.33%) Citrix
5 16 (13.45%) Varonis
6 15 (12.61%) Microsoft
6 15 (12.61%) Red Hat
7 13 (10.92%) CyberArk
8 12 (10.08%) F5
9 11 (9.24%) Charles River
9 11 (9.24%) Fortinet
10 9 (7.56%) McAfee
11 8 (6.72%) Dell
12 5 (4.20%) Juniper
12 5 (4.20%) SolarWinds
12 5 (4.20%) Symantec
13 4 (3.36%) CA
13 4 (3.36%) jetNEXUS
14 3 (2.52%) HP
14 3 (2.52%) Lotus