Period
to 23 February 2019

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 23 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 123 141 76
Rank change year-on-year +18 -65 +44
Permanent jobs citing LAN 104 104 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.01% 1.84% 2.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.16% 13.94% 21.49%
Number of salaries quoted 91 77 86
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +33.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £27,500 £32,000 £25,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £48,750
UK median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.35% - -2.30%

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 516 746 619
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 9.96% 13.17% 13.31%
Number of salaries quoted 343 468 405
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.51% +5.63% -
10th Percentile £25,800 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,500 £61,625 £56,250
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 23 February 2019.

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 23 February 2019. 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 +33 67 £62,500 +4.17% 8
Glasgow -2 21 £36,250 -27.50% 11
Fife -1 4 £40,250 +0.63%
Inverclyde -2 3 £42,500 +11.84%
Aberdeen -7 3 £38,375 -11.78%
South Lanarkshire - 2 £30,000 -
Renfrewshire - 2 £27,000 - 1
Dundee +7 1 £50,000 +14.94%
LAN
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 2019, 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 94 (90.38%) WAN
2 70 (67.31%) Cisco
3 66 (63.46%) Firewall
4 50 (48.08%) Cisco Certification
5 43 (41.35%) CCNP
5 43 (41.35%) Wireless
6 37 (35.58%) Presales
7 36 (34.62%) Network Security
8 32 (30.77%) Windows
9 27 (25.96%) Data Centre
9 27 (25.96%) Technical Leadership
10 24 (23.08%) Cisco Wireless
10 24 (23.08%) Microsoft
10 24 (23.08%) Mentoring
11 23 (22.12%) Active Directory
12 22 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
13 21 (20.19%) Wireless Security
13 21 (20.19%) CCDP
14 20 (19.23%) Windows Server
15 19 (18.27%) Unified Communications
16 18 (17.31%) Microsoft Azure
17 17 (16.35%) Amazon AWS
17 17 (16.35%) Office 365
17 17 (16.35%) Cisco ASA
18 16 (15.38%) VMware
19 14 (13.46%) Wi-Fi
19 14 (13.46%) WLAN
19 14 (13.46%) Telepresence
20 13 (12.50%) SCCM
21 12 (11.54%) Google Cloud Platform

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 9 (8.65%) MS Exchange
2 7 (6.73%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.92%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.96%) Apache
4 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.96%) IIS
4 1 (0.96%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.96%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (5.77%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 18 (17.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (16.35%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (16.35%) Office 365
3 12 (11.54%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (5.77%) SaaS
5 4 (3.85%) IaaS
6 3 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.92%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 94 (90.38%) WAN
2 66 (63.46%) Firewall
3 43 (41.35%) Wireless
4 36 (34.62%) Network Security
5 24 (23.08%) Cisco Wireless
6 21 (20.19%) Wireless Security
7 19 (18.27%) Unified Communications
8 17 (16.35%) Cisco ASA
9 14 (13.46%) Telepresence
9 14 (13.46%) Wi-Fi
9 14 (13.46%) WLAN
10 12 (11.54%) TCP/IP
11 11 (10.58%) Skype
12 10 (9.62%) BGP
13 9 (8.65%) MPLS
14 8 (7.69%) DHCP
14 8 (7.69%) DNS
14 8 (7.69%) VPN
15 7 (6.73%) OSPF
15 7 (6.73%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.73%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.96%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 9 (8.65%) Telecoms
2 7 (6.73%) Finance
3 5 (4.81%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.85%) Billing
Job Titles
1 35 (33.65%) Architect
2 33 (31.73%) Cisco Architect
2 33 (31.73%) Cisco Network Architect
2 33 (31.73%) Network Architect
3 21 (20.19%) Cisco Solutions Architect
3 21 (20.19%) Solutions Architect
4 19 (18.27%) Network Engineer
5 9 (8.65%) Administrator
5 9 (8.65%) IT Engineer
6 8 (7.69%) Support Engineer
7 6 (5.77%) IT Administrator
7 6 (5.77%) IT Support
8 5 (4.81%) Cisco Engineer
8 5 (4.81%) IT Support Engineer
8 5 (4.81%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (3.85%) Analyst
9 4 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.85%) Senior Network Engineer
9 4 (3.85%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.92%) ODBC
2 1 (0.96%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 27 (25.96%) Data Centre
2 12 (11.54%) Private Cloud
3 4 (3.85%) Driving Licence
3 4 (3.85%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 3 (2.88%) User Experience
5 2 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.92%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.92%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.92%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.96%) CCTV
6 1 (0.96%) Fintech
6 1 (0.96%) iPhone
6 1 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 32 (30.77%) Windows
2 20 (19.23%) Windows Server
3 8 (7.69%) Windows 10
3 8 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (4.81%) Android
4 5 (4.81%) Apple iOS
4 5 (4.81%) Linux
4 5 (4.81%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.92%) Unix
6 2 (1.92%) Windows 2000
6 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.96%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (35.58%) Presales
2 27 (25.96%) Technical Leadership
3 24 (23.08%) Mentoring
4 22 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
6 11 (10.58%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (9.62%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (7.69%) ITIL
9 6 (5.77%) Decision-Making
9 6 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 6 (5.77%) PRINCE2
9 6 (5.77%) Project Management
9 6 (5.77%) Service Delivery
10 5 (4.81%) Network Management
10 5 (4.81%) Network Monitoring
10 5 (4.81%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (3.85%) Information Security
11 4 (3.85%) Network Design
11 4 (3.85%) Service Management
11 4 (3.85%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.81%) SQL
2 3 (2.88%) C
2 3 (2.88%) R
3 2 (1.92%) C#
3 2 (1.92%) C++
3 2 (1.92%) Java
3 2 (1.92%) VB
4 1 (0.96%) PHP
4 1 (0.96%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.96%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 50 (48.08%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (41.35%) CCNP
3 21 (20.19%) CCDP
4 8 (7.69%) Degree
5 6 (5.77%) CCIE
5 6 (5.77%) CCNA
6 4 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.92%) JNCIP
7 2 (1.92%) MCP
7 2 (1.92%) MCSA
7 2 (1.92%) MCSE
7 2 (1.92%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.96%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.96%) JNCIA
8 1 (0.96%) JNCIS
8 1 (0.96%) MCTS
8 1 (0.96%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (22.12%) Active Directory
2 11 (10.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.77%) Firmware
3 6 (5.77%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.88%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.92%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.96%) Oracle Clusterware
6 1 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.96%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.96%) vSphere
6 1 (0.96%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (12.50%) SCCM
2 4 (3.85%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (3.85%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.92%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.96%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.96%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.96%) MaaS360
Vendors
1 70 (67.31%) Cisco
2 24 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 16 (15.38%) VMware
4 9 (8.65%) Citrix
5 5 (4.81%) CheckPoint
5 5 (4.81%) HP
5 5 (4.81%) Juniper
5 5 (4.81%) Mitel
5 5 (4.81%) Palo Alto
6 4 (3.85%) Apple
6 4 (3.85%) Avaya
6 4 (3.85%) F5
6 4 (3.85%) NEC
6 4 (3.85%) Nortel
6 4 (3.85%) Panasonic
6 4 (3.85%) Riverbed
6 4 (3.85%) SolarWinds
7 3 (2.88%) Fortinet
7 3 (2.88%) Infoblox
7 3 (2.88%) Splunk