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 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 120 104
Rank change year-on-year +15 -16  
Permanent jobs citing LAN 46 50 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.70% 1.74% 1.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.38% 16.18% 15.56%
Number of salaries quoted 39 27 46
Median salary £37,500 £38,670 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.02% -9.01%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,640 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £62,750 £61,250
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -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 299 309 392
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.03% 10.76% 12.59%
Number of salaries quoted 577 503 827
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,750 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £61,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 28 June 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
Glasgow +13 21 £37,250 -14.36% 1
Edinburgh -18 16 £56,250 +58.45% 4
North Lanarkshire - 3 £36,750 -
Fife +8 2 £27,500 -9.83%
Dundee - 2 £28,750 -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Inverclyde - 1 £38,000 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £28,500 -
LAN
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 76 (88.37%) WAN
2 51 (59.30%) Windows
3 35 (40.70%) Active Directory
3 35 (40.70%) Firewall
3 35 (40.70%) VMware
4 34 (39.53%) Microsoft
5 33 (38.37%) Cisco
6 32 (37.21%) VMware Infrastructure
7 26 (30.23%) Windows Server
8 21 (24.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (23.26%) SQL
10 19 (22.09%) Cisco Certification
10 19 (22.09%) Hyper-V
10 19 (22.09%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (20.93%) Office 365
11 18 (20.93%) SQL Server
12 17 (19.77%) ITIL
12 17 (19.77%) DHCP
12 17 (19.77%) MS Exchange
12 17 (19.77%) SCCM
13 16 (18.60%) Linux
13 16 (18.60%) Data Centre
14 15 (17.44%) Citrix
14 15 (17.44%) Degree
15 14 (16.28%) Exchange Server 2010
15 14 (16.28%) TCP/IP
15 14 (16.28%) DNS
16 13 (15.12%) Windows Server 2003
16 13 (15.12%) Finance
17 12 (13.95%) CCNP

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 17 (19.77%) MS Exchange
2 14 (16.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (9.30%) Skype for Business
4 7 (8.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (6.98%) IBM Domino
6 3 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (3.49%) WebSphere
7 2 (2.33%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.16%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 18 (20.93%) Office 365
2 9 (10.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (8.14%) SaaS
5 2 (2.33%) IaaS
6 1 (1.16%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 76 (88.37%) WAN
2 35 (40.70%) Firewall
3 17 (19.77%) DHCP
4 14 (16.28%) DNS
4 14 (16.28%) TCP/IP
5 11 (12.79%) SAN
6 10 (11.63%) VoIP
6 10 (11.63%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (9.30%) NAS
7 8 (9.30%) Network Security
8 7 (8.14%) BGP
8 7 (8.14%) VPN
8 7 (8.14%) Wireless
9 6 (6.98%) WLAN
10 5 (5.81%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (4.65%) OSPF
12 3 (3.49%) Cisco Nexus
12 3 (3.49%) EIGRP
12 3 (3.49%) Skype
12 3 (3.49%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (20.93%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.14%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (8.14%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (5.81%) Big Data
4 1 (1.16%) MySQL
General
1 13 (15.12%) Finance
2 7 (8.14%) Banking
3 6 (6.98%) Retail
3 6 (6.98%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.33%) Back Office
4 2 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (18.60%) Analyst
2 11 (12.79%) Support Engineer
3 9 (10.47%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 9 (10.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (9.30%) Network Manager
4 8 (9.30%) Senior Analyst
5 7 (8.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 7 (8.14%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (8.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 7 (8.14%) Support Analyst
6 6 (6.98%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 6 (6.98%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) Desktop Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) Desktop Support
6 6 (6.98%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) Infrastructure Support
6 6 (6.98%) IT Manager
6 6 (6.98%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 6 (6.98%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.81%) ODBC
2 3 (3.49%) Middleware
2 3 (3.49%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.60%) Data Centre
2 7 (8.14%) Blackberry
3 6 (6.98%) Computer Science
3 6 (6.98%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.65%) Driving Licence
4 4 (4.65%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.16%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.16%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.16%) IVR
6 1 (1.16%) PMI
6 1 (1.16%) Replication
6 1 (1.16%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.16%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 51 (59.30%) Windows
2 26 (30.23%) Windows Server
3 21 (24.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (22.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (18.60%) Linux
6 13 (15.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (10.47%) Windows 2000
8 7 (8.14%) Ubuntu
9 2 (2.33%) Unix
9 2 (2.33%) Windows 7
9 2 (2.33%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (19.77%) ITIL
2 9 (10.47%) Analytics
2 9 (10.47%) Translating Business Requirements
3 8 (9.30%) IT Strategy
4 7 (8.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (8.14%) Mentoring
4 7 (8.14%) Project Management
4 7 (8.14%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (6.98%) Asset Management
5 6 (6.98%) Information Security
5 6 (6.98%) Investment Management
5 6 (6.98%) Service Delivery
6 5 (5.81%) Change Control
6 5 (5.81%) Customer Engagement
6 5 (5.81%) Load Balancing
6 5 (5.81%) Software Engineering
6 5 (5.81%) WFM
7 4 (4.65%) Business Continuity
7 4 (4.65%) SIEM
7 4 (4.65%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 20 (23.26%) SQL
2 7 (8.14%) PowerShell
3 5 (5.81%) C#
3 5 (5.81%) C++
3 5 (5.81%) Java
3 5 (5.81%) VB
4 2 (2.33%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (22.09%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (17.44%) Degree
3 12 (13.95%) CCNA
3 12 (13.95%) CCNP
4 9 (10.47%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (6.98%) MCSE
7 5 (5.81%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (4.65%) CCIE
8 4 (4.65%) MCP
8 4 (4.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (3.49%) MCSA
10 2 (2.33%) CCDA
10 2 (2.33%) CCDP
10 2 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (1.16%) CCSE
11 1 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (1.16%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.47%) SLA
2 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 35 (40.70%) Active Directory
2 32 (37.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (22.09%) Hyper-V
4 8 (9.30%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (9.30%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (9.30%) XenApp
4 8 (9.30%) XenDesktop
5 6 (6.98%) Terminal Server
5 6 (6.98%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (2.33%) Firmware
6 2 (2.33%) vSphere
7 1 (1.16%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.16%) KVM
7 1 (1.16%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 17 (19.77%) SCCM
2 8 (9.30%) SCOM
3 7 (8.14%) Ansible
3 7 (8.14%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (8.14%) Puppet
3 7 (8.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 7 (8.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (3.49%) RSA Archer
5 2 (2.33%) DameWare
6 1 (1.16%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.16%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.16%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (40.70%) VMware
2 34 (39.53%) Microsoft
3 33 (38.37%) Cisco
4 15 (17.44%) Citrix
5 11 (12.79%) Symantec
6 8 (9.30%) CheckPoint
7 7 (8.14%) CA
7 7 (8.14%) Varonis
8 6 (6.98%) F5
8 6 (6.98%) Fortinet
8 6 (6.98%) Lotus
9 5 (5.81%) Verint
10 4 (4.65%) McAfee
10 4 (4.65%) SolarWinds
11 3 (3.49%) Avaya
11 3 (3.49%) CyberArk
11 3 (3.49%) Dell
11 3 (3.49%) HP
11 3 (3.49%) IBM
11 3 (3.49%) Sophos
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