Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 118 62 132
Rank change year-on-year -56 +70 -9
Permanent jobs citing LAN 120 146 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.17% 3.17% 1.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.67% 22.22% 15.08%
Number of salaries quoted 93 90 72
Scotland median annual salary £48,500 £37,750 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.48% +12.69% -1.47%
10th Percentile £32,500 £26,375 £21,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £48,750 £57,500
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £43,250
% change year-on-year - -1.73% +8.13%

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 720 657 723
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 13.03% 14.28% 11.73%
Number of salaries quoted 479 428 448
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £23,700
90th Percentile £62,500 £56,250 £59,575
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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -40 42 £58,750 +71.94% 3
Glasgow -36 32 £50,000 +36.99% 3
Inverclyde +6 7 £38,000 -
Fife - 7 £40,000 - 1
Aberdeen - 6 £43,500 -
Dundee - 6 £39,250 -
East Ayrshire - 5 £21,500 - 1
Perth and Kinross +3 1 - -
Falkirk 0 1 £45,000 -5.26%
West Lothian -6 1 - - 1
South Lanarkshire -9 1 £33,000 +50.00%
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £32,500 -
Aberdeenshire - 1 £30,000 -
LAN
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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.

1 103 (85.83%) WAN
2 75 (62.50%) Cisco
3 71 (59.17%) Firewall
4 51 (42.50%) Cisco Certification
5 42 (35.00%) Data Centre
6 36 (30.00%) Windows
7 35 (29.17%) Network Security
8 34 (28.33%) Wireless
9 33 (27.50%) CCNP
10 32 (26.67%) VMware
11 30 (25.00%) CCIE
11 30 (25.00%) CheckPoint
11 30 (25.00%) ITIL
12 29 (24.17%) VPN
12 29 (24.17%) MPLS
13 26 (21.67%) Active Directory
13 26 (21.67%) VMware Infrastructure
14 25 (20.83%) Linux
15 24 (20.00%) WLAN
16 23 (19.17%) Windows Server
17 20 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
18 19 (15.83%) Citrix
18 19 (15.83%) Cisco Nexus
19 18 (15.00%) F5
19 18 (15.00%) Finance
19 18 (15.00%) TOGAF
19 18 (15.00%) Network Design
20 17 (14.17%) Scrum
20 17 (14.17%) PowerShell
20 17 (14.17%) Cisco ASA

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 12 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (4.17%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (3.33%) IBM Domino
4 3 (2.50%) IIS
5 2 (1.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.50%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.67%) Houdini
3 2 (1.67%) Maya
3 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.67%) NUKE
3 2 (1.67%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (9.17%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.00%) SaaS
2 11 (9.17%) Office 365
3 8 (6.67%) IaaS
3 8 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (6.67%) PaaS
4 4 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 103 (85.83%) WAN
2 71 (59.17%) Firewall
3 35 (29.17%) Network Security
4 34 (28.33%) Wireless
5 29 (24.17%) MPLS
5 29 (24.17%) VPN
6 24 (20.00%) WLAN
7 19 (15.83%) Cisco Nexus
8 17 (14.17%) Cisco ASA
8 17 (14.17%) DHCP
8 17 (14.17%) OSPF
9 16 (13.33%) EIGRP
10 15 (12.50%) BGP
11 14 (11.67%) SAN
12 13 (10.83%) DNS
13 12 (10.00%) Cisco IPT
13 12 (10.00%) IP Telephony
13 12 (10.00%) VoIP
14 9 (7.50%) Internet
14 9 (7.50%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.83%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (10.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (2.50%) JIRA
3 1 (0.83%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.83%) Maven
3 1 (0.83%) Subversion
General
1 18 (15.00%) Finance
2 4 (3.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.67%) Games
4 1 (0.83%) Back Office
4 1 (0.83%) Law
4 1 (0.83%) Legal
4 1 (0.83%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (27.50%) Network Engineer
2 27 (22.50%) Architect
3 26 (21.67%) Network Architect
4 14 (11.67%) Analyst
5 12 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (9.17%) Senior Network Engineer
7 9 (7.50%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (6.67%) Team Leader
9 6 (5.00%) Administrator
9 6 (5.00%) Cisco Architect
9 6 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
9 6 (5.00%) Cisco Network Architect
9 6 (5.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 6 (5.00%) Cisco Solutions Architect
9 6 (5.00%) Lead Network Engineer
9 6 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
10 5 (4.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 5 (4.17%) IT Administrator
10 5 (4.17%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.33%) JSON
2 3 (2.50%) Web Services
2 3 (2.50%) XML
3 1 (0.83%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 42 (35.00%) Data Centre
2 12 (10.00%) Blackberry
3 9 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.33%) Smartphone
5 3 (2.50%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.67%) Animation
6 2 (1.67%) IVR
6 2 (1.67%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.67%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.83%) CCTV
7 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.83%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.83%) PKI
7 1 (0.83%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 36 (30.00%) Windows
2 25 (20.83%) Linux
3 23 (19.17%) Windows Server
4 14 (11.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (10.00%) Ubuntu
6 8 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (5.83%) Windows 7
8 5 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.50%) CentOS
10 2 (1.67%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.83%) Solaris
11 1 (0.83%) Unix
11 1 (0.83%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (25.00%) ITIL
2 20 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (15.00%) Network Design
3 18 (15.00%) TOGAF
4 17 (14.17%) Root Cause Analysis
4 17 (14.17%) Scrum
4 17 (14.17%) Translating Business Requirements
5 15 (12.50%) Load Balancing
6 14 (11.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (10.83%) Network Segmentation
8 12 (10.00%) Asset Management
8 12 (10.00%) Information Security
8 12 (10.00%) Project Management
8 12 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
8 12 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
8 12 (10.00%) Zachman Framework
9 11 (9.17%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (9.17%) Migration
9 11 (9.17%) Network Management
10 10 (8.33%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 17 (14.17%) PowerShell
2 3 (2.50%) SQL
3 2 (1.67%) Java
4 1 (0.83%) Python
4 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 51 (42.50%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (27.50%) CCNP
3 30 (25.00%) CCIE
4 13 (10.83%) CISSP
5 10 (8.33%) CCNA
6 7 (5.83%) CCDP
7 6 (5.00%) HND
8 4 (3.33%) CCIE Security
9 3 (2.50%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 3 (2.50%) Degree
10 2 (1.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.67%) JNCIP
10 2 (1.67%) MCP
10 2 (1.67%) MCSE
10 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.83%) CCENT
11 1 (0.83%) CCIE Data Center
11 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.83%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.33%) SLA
2 2 (1.67%) PMO
2 2 (1.67%) QA
2 2 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (21.67%) Active Directory
1 26 (21.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (5.83%) Hyper-V
3 5 (4.17%) Virtual Servers
3 5 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (4.17%) vSphere
3 5 (4.17%) Xen
4 4 (3.33%) Terminal Server
5 2 (1.67%) Firmware
5 2 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.67%) NFS
5 2 (1.67%) Samba
5 2 (1.67%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.83%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (0.83%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (11.67%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (10.83%) Puppet
3 12 (10.00%) Ansible
4 11 (9.17%) SCCM
5 7 (5.83%) Cisco Prime
6 5 (4.17%) WSUS
7 2 (1.67%) Iperf
8 1 (0.83%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.83%) Nagios
8 1 (0.83%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (0.83%) WMI
Vendors
1 75 (62.50%) Cisco
2 32 (26.67%) VMware
3 30 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 19 (15.83%) Citrix
5 18 (15.00%) F5
6 15 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 15 (12.50%) Red Hat
7 12 (10.00%) CyberArk
7 12 (10.00%) Varonis
8 11 (9.17%) Charles River
8 11 (9.17%) McAfee
9 10 (8.33%) Dell
10 9 (7.50%) Fortinet
11 8 (6.67%) SolarWinds
12 7 (5.83%) HP
12 7 (5.83%) Juniper
13 6 (5.00%) Brocade
13 6 (5.00%) Riverbed
14 4 (3.33%) jetNEXUS
14 4 (3.33%) Lotus