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 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Local Area Network (LAN)
UK / Scotland
Rank 105 83 105
Rank change year-on-year -22 +22  
Permanent jobs citing LAN 36 73 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.58% 2.51% 1.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.69% 20.45% 15.13%
Number of salaries quoted 28 25 43
Median salary £41,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.35% +13.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,850 £30,610 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £53,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.43% +2.50%  

LAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 263 357 357
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.55% 12.28% 11.58%
Number of salaries quoted 168 212 209
Median salary £42,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.17% +13.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing LAN as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 23 March 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -8 18 £58,750 +30.55% 7
Glasgow -4 8 £32,500 -23.52% 1
Inverclyde +3 4 £38,000 -14.60% 1
North Lanarkshire +4 3 £38,000 -
West Lothian -7 2 £35,000 -17.64%
South Lanarkshire - 1 £28,000 -
LAN
UK

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 104 (85.25%) WAN
2 68 (55.74%) Cisco
3 49 (40.16%) Firewall
4 44 (36.07%) Active Directory
4 44 (36.07%) Windows
5 40 (32.79%) Cisco Certification
6 39 (31.97%) Data Centre
7 38 (31.15%) MPLS
8 34 (27.87%) VMware
9 33 (27.05%) VPN
10 32 (26.23%) Windows Server
11 30 (24.59%) ITIL
12 28 (22.95%) CheckPoint
12 28 (22.95%) VMware Infrastructure
13 27 (22.13%) Wireless
13 27 (22.13%) CCNP
14 26 (21.31%) Microsoft
14 26 (21.31%) OSPF
14 26 (21.31%) BGP
15 25 (20.49%) SCCM
16 24 (19.67%) Citrix
17 22 (18.03%) EIGRP
17 22 (18.03%) Spanning Tree
18 21 (17.21%) F5
19 18 (14.75%) Cisco ASA
19 18 (14.75%) IPsec
19 18 (14.75%) DNS
19 18 (14.75%) VoIP
20 17 (13.93%) SAN
20 17 (13.93%) Internet

LAN
Top Related 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 14 (11.48%) MS Exchange
2 8 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (6.56%) IBM Domino
3 7 (5.74%) Skype for Business
4 5 (4.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.64%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.82%) IIS
6 1 (0.82%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.82%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (3.28%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.64%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.82%) Houdini
3 1 (0.82%) Maya
3 1 (0.82%) NUKE
3 1 (0.82%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.38%) Office 365
2 7 (5.74%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 104 (85.25%) WAN
2 49 (40.16%) Firewall
3 38 (31.15%) MPLS
4 33 (27.05%) VPN
5 27 (22.13%) Wireless
6 26 (21.31%) BGP
6 26 (21.31%) OSPF
7 22 (18.03%) EIGRP
7 22 (18.03%) Spanning Tree
8 18 (14.75%) Cisco ASA
8 18 (14.75%) DNS
8 18 (14.75%) IPsec
8 18 (14.75%) VoIP
9 17 (13.93%) Internet
9 17 (13.93%) SAN
10 16 (13.11%) DHCP
10 16 (13.11%) Wi-Fi
11 14 (11.48%) Cisco Nexus
11 14 (11.48%) Network Security
12 13 (10.66%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.10%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (4.10%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Bugzilla
1 1 (0.82%) FogBugz
1 1 (0.82%) JIRA
1 1 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (11.48%) Finance
2 12 (9.84%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.10%) Retail
4 3 (2.46%) Banking
5 1 (0.82%) Back Office
5 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 34 (27.87%) Network Engineer
2 31 (25.41%) Analyst
3 22 (18.03%) Senior Analyst
4 14 (11.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (11.48%) Support Engineer
5 13 (10.66%) Network Analyst
6 12 (9.84%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 12 (9.84%) Technical Analyst
7 11 (9.02%) Data Network Engineer
8 10 (8.20%) Data Engineer
8 10 (8.20%) Senior Network Analyst
9 9 (7.38%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (6.56%) Administrator
11 7 (5.74%) Infrastructure Support
11 7 (5.74%) IT Manager
11 7 (5.74%) Senior Network Engineer
12 6 (4.92%) 2nd Line Support
12 6 (4.92%) Senior Support Engineer
12 6 (4.92%) Service Analyst
12 6 (4.92%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.56%) 802.1X
2 6 (4.92%) SAX
3 1 (0.82%) Middleware
3 1 (0.82%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 39 (31.97%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.10%) Blackberry
2 5 (4.10%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.46%) Driving Licence
3 3 (2.46%) EMC VNX
3 3 (2.46%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.46%) Private Cloud
3 3 (2.46%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 1 (0.82%) Animation
4 1 (0.82%) Clustering
4 1 (0.82%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (0.82%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.82%) FlexPod
4 1 (0.82%) Public Cloud
4 1 (0.82%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 44 (36.07%) Windows
2 32 (26.23%) Windows Server
3 14 (11.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (10.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (9.02%) Linux
6 10 (8.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (4.10%) Ubuntu
8 4 (3.28%) Windows XP
9 3 (2.46%) Windows 2000
9 3 (2.46%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.64%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.82%) Android
11 1 (0.82%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.82%) CentOS
11 1 (0.82%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.82%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (24.59%) ITIL
2 17 (13.93%) Network Design
3 15 (12.30%) Change Management
4 14 (11.48%) IT Strategy
5 13 (10.66%) Project Management
6 11 (9.02%) ITIL V3
7 10 (8.20%) Mentoring
7 10 (8.20%) Network Monitoring
8 9 (7.38%) Time Management
9 7 (5.74%) Capacity Planning
9 7 (5.74%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (5.74%) Translating Business Requirements
10 6 (4.92%) Coaching
10 6 (4.92%) High Availability
10 6 (4.92%) Technical Architecture
11 5 (4.10%) Investment Management
11 5 (4.10%) Root Cause Analysis
12 4 (3.28%) Asset Management
12 4 (3.28%) Load Balancing
12 4 (3.28%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (12.30%) SQL
2 6 (4.92%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.64%) Python
4 1 (0.82%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.82%) Ruby
4 1 (0.82%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.82%) VB
4 1 (0.82%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 40 (32.79%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (22.13%) CCNP
3 15 (12.30%) CCNA
4 12 (9.84%) Degree
5 9 (7.38%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (4.10%) CCIE
7 4 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.64%) CCDA
9 2 (1.64%) CCDP
9 2 (1.64%) HNC
9 2 (1.64%) HND
9 2 (1.64%) MCP
9 2 (1.64%) MCSA
9 2 (1.64%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.64%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.82%) CCENT
10 1 (0.82%) CCSE
10 1 (0.82%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.82%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.56%) SLA
2 2 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.82%) QA
System Software
1 44 (36.07%) Active Directory
2 28 (22.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (12.30%) Hyper-V
4 9 (7.38%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (4.92%) Terminal Server
5 6 (4.92%) XenApp
5 6 (4.92%) XenDesktop
6 5 (4.10%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (4.10%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (3.28%) vSphere
8 2 (1.64%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.82%) Firmware
9 1 (0.82%) NFS
9 1 (0.82%) Samba
9 1 (0.82%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 25 (20.49%) SCCM
2 11 (9.02%) FortiGate
3 10 (8.20%) SCOM
4 7 (5.74%) Cacti
5 5 (4.10%) Ansible
5 5 (4.10%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (4.10%) Puppet
5 5 (4.10%) SCVMM
5 5 (4.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 5 (4.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (3.28%) DameWare
7 3 (2.46%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.82%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.82%) Iperf
8 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.82%) MOM
8 1 (0.82%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (0.82%) WMI
Vendors
1 68 (55.74%) Cisco
2 34 (27.87%) VMware
3 28 (22.95%) CheckPoint
4 26 (21.31%) Microsoft
5 24 (19.67%) Citrix
6 21 (17.21%) F5
7 12 (9.84%) SolarWinds
8 10 (8.20%) Aruba
8 10 (8.20%) Nokia
9 9 (7.38%) Fortinet
10 8 (6.56%) Lotus
11 6 (4.92%) Dell
12 5 (4.10%) CA
12 5 (4.10%) HP
12 5 (4.10%) Symantec
12 5 (4.10%) Varonis
13 4 (3.28%) Juniper
13 4 (3.28%) NetApp
14 3 (2.46%) EMC
15 2 (1.64%) Avaya
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