Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 154 93 120
Rank change year-on-year -61 +27 +16
Permanent jobs citing LAN 91 119 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.58% 2.56% 2.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.10% 19.60% 17.26%
Number of salaries quoted 65 89 57
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £38,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.84% -10.59% +18.88%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,200 £25,900
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £57,500
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 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 752 607 707
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 13.03% 13.06% 11.91%
Number of salaries quoted 474 404 427
Scotland median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% -5.88% +10.39%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,325 £26,000
90th Percentile £59,850 £60,688 £60,400
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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -18 39 £45,000 - 3
Glasgow -39 29 £38,500 +5.48% 12
East Ayrshire - 6 £21,500 -
Inverclyde +1 4 £48,000 +26.32%
Aberdeen -8 4 - - 1
Perth and Kinross - 2 - -
Fife -9 1 - -
Aberdeenshire - 1 £30,000 -
LAN
UK

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 71 (78.02%) WAN
2 60 (65.93%) Cisco
3 44 (48.35%) Cisco Certification
4 42 (46.15%) Firewall
5 33 (36.26%) CCNP
6 28 (30.77%) Microsoft
6 28 (30.77%) Data Centre
7 27 (29.67%) Windows
8 23 (25.27%) Wireless
9 22 (24.18%) CCNA
10 21 (23.08%) VMware
11 19 (20.88%) Active Directory
11 19 (20.88%) SaaS
12 18 (19.78%) Network Security
12 18 (19.78%) Telepresence
12 18 (19.78%) Windows Server
12 18 (19.78%) Unified Communications
13 17 (18.68%) WLAN
14 16 (17.58%) CheckPoint
14 16 (17.58%) VMware Infrastructure
14 16 (17.58%) Cisco ASA
14 16 (17.58%) Windows Server 2008
15 15 (16.48%) PaaS
15 15 (16.48%) F5
15 15 (16.48%) IaaS
15 15 (16.48%) Presales
16 14 (15.38%) HP
17 13 (14.29%) CCIE
18 12 (13.19%) MPLS
18 12 (13.19%) Office 365

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 1 (1.10%) IBM Domino
1 1 (1.10%) IIS
1 1 (1.10%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.10%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (10.99%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (20.88%) SaaS
2 15 (16.48%) IaaS
2 15 (16.48%) PaaS
3 12 (13.19%) Office 365
4 5 (5.49%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (3.30%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 71 (78.02%) WAN
2 42 (46.15%) Firewall
3 23 (25.27%) Wireless
4 18 (19.78%) Network Security
4 18 (19.78%) Telepresence
4 18 (19.78%) Unified Communications
5 17 (18.68%) WLAN
6 16 (17.58%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (13.19%) MPLS
8 11 (12.09%) VoIP
9 10 (10.99%) EIGRP
9 10 (10.99%) OSPF
9 10 (10.99%) VPN
10 9 (9.89%) Cisco Wireless
10 9 (9.89%) VLAN
11 7 (7.69%) DHCP
12 6 (6.59%) HSRP
12 6 (6.59%) Skype
13 5 (5.49%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (5.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Jenkins
1 3 (3.30%) Maven
1 3 (3.30%) Subversion
2 1 (1.10%) JIRA
General
1 5 (5.49%) Retail
2 4 (4.40%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.30%) Finance
4 1 (1.10%) Back Office
4 1 (1.10%) Banking
4 1 (1.10%) Law
4 1 (1.10%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 17 (18.68%) Architect
2 17 (18.68%) Cisco Engineer
3 13 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
4 12 (13.19%) Analyst
4 12 (13.19%) Network Architect
5 9 (9.89%) Cisco Architect
5 9 (9.89%) Cisco Network Architect
5 9 (9.89%) Cisco Solutions Architect
5 9 (9.89%) Cloud Engineer
5 9 (9.89%) Support Engineer
5 9 (9.89%) Unified Communications Engineer
6 8 (8.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 8 (8.79%) IT Analyst
6 8 (8.79%) IT Support
6 8 (8.79%) IT Support Analyst
6 8 (8.79%) Support Analyst
7 6 (6.59%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 6 (6.59%) Desktop Engineer
7 6 (6.59%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.49%) Web Services
2 4 (4.40%) JSON
3 3 (3.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (30.77%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.49%) NHS
3 4 (4.40%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.20%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.10%) CCTV
5 1 (1.10%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.10%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.10%) PKI
5 1 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 27 (29.67%) Windows
2 18 (19.78%) Windows Server
3 16 (17.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (8.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (8.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (6.59%) Windows XP
6 5 (5.49%) Linux
6 5 (5.49%) Unix
6 5 (5.49%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.10%) CentOS
7 1 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.10%) Solaris
7 1 (1.10%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (16.48%) Presales
2 11 (12.09%) Mentoring
3 9 (9.89%) Network Management
4 8 (8.79%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (8.79%) Migration
5 7 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (6.59%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (6.59%) Information Security
6 6 (6.59%) Service Delivery
7 5 (5.49%) DevOps
7 5 (5.49%) ITIL
7 5 (5.49%) Load Balancing
7 5 (5.49%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (5.49%) Waterfall
8 4 (4.40%) Analytics
8 4 (4.40%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (4.40%) Network Design
8 4 (4.40%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (4.40%) SIEM
8 4 (4.40%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.40%) Java
1 4 (4.40%) SQL
2 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.10%) Python
Qualifications
1 44 (48.35%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (36.26%) CCNP
3 22 (24.18%) CCNA
4 13 (14.29%) CCIE
5 9 (9.89%) CCDP
6 7 (7.69%) Degree
7 6 (6.59%) HND
8 5 (5.49%) CCIE Security
9 4 (4.40%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (2.20%) MCP
10 2 (2.20%) MCSE
10 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (1.10%) CCIE Data Center
11 1 (1.10%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 1 (1.10%) CISSP
System Software
1 19 (20.88%) Active Directory
2 16 (17.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (9.89%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (7.69%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.20%) VMware NSX
6 1 (1.10%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (1.10%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (9.89%) Cisco CUCM
1 9 (9.89%) vCenter Server
2 7 (7.69%) SCCM
3 6 (6.59%) DameWare
4 5 (5.49%) Cisco Prime
4 5 (5.49%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (5.49%) Puppet
5 4 (4.40%) Ansible
5 4 (4.40%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 60 (65.93%) Cisco
2 28 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 21 (23.08%) VMware
4 16 (17.58%) CheckPoint
5 15 (16.48%) F5
6 14 (15.38%) HP
7 7 (7.69%) McAfee
8 6 (6.59%) Oracle
9 5 (5.49%) Brocade
9 5 (5.49%) Dell
9 5 (5.49%) Extreme Networks
9 5 (5.49%) Palo Alto
9 5 (5.49%) Riverbed
9 5 (5.49%) SolarWinds
10 4 (4.40%) IBM
11 3 (3.30%) Citrix
11 3 (3.30%) Juniper
12 2 (2.20%) Aruba
12 2 (2.20%) Fortinet
13 1 (1.10%) jetNEXUS