Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 150 133 121
Rank change year-on-year -17 -12 +17
Permanent jobs citing LAN 86 87 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.50% 1.67% 2.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.13% 14.95% 18.50%
Number of salaries quoted 65 67 57
Scotland median annual salary £38,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.41% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £29,400
90th Percentile £61,250 £73,750 £59,000
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.19% -1.18% -

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 709 582 681
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.34% 11.17% 11.63%
Number of salaries quoted 453 387 393
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £57,500
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 0 44 £42,500 -27.35% 1
Glasgow -29 25 £36,000 -2.70% 5
East Ayrshire -1 4 £31,500 +57.50%
Aberdeen -4 1 - -
Fife -6 1 £29,500 -3.67%
Highlands - 1 - -
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
LAN
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 (82.56%) WAN
2 58 (67.44%) Cisco
3 38 (44.19%) Cisco Certification
4 36 (41.86%) Firewall
5 30 (34.88%) CCNA
5 30 (34.88%) Microsoft
6 23 (26.74%) VMware
7 22 (25.58%) Windows
7 22 (25.58%) CCNP
8 21 (24.42%) Data Centre
9 19 (22.09%) VoIP
10 18 (20.93%) HP
11 17 (19.77%) Wireless
11 17 (19.77%) Unified Communications
12 16 (18.60%) VMware Infrastructure
12 16 (18.60%) Telepresence
12 16 (18.60%) Windows Server
13 15 (17.44%) CheckPoint
14 14 (16.28%) Office 365
15 13 (15.12%) Cisco CUCM
15 13 (15.12%) VMware ESXi
15 13 (15.12%) IaaS
15 13 (15.12%) vCenter Server
15 13 (15.12%) Active Directory
16 12 (13.95%) Retail
17 11 (12.79%) Linux
17 11 (12.79%) SQL
17 11 (12.79%) Network Security
17 11 (12.79%) Windows Server 2008
18 10 (11.63%) Hyper-V

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 3 (3.49%) Apache
1 3 (3.49%) IIS
2 2 (2.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.33%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.16%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 14 (16.28%) Office 365
2 13 (15.12%) IaaS
3 9 (10.47%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (8.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (8.14%) PaaS
4 7 (8.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 71 (82.56%) WAN
2 36 (41.86%) Firewall
3 19 (22.09%) VoIP
4 17 (19.77%) Unified Communications
4 17 (19.77%) Wireless
5 16 (18.60%) Telepresence
6 11 (12.79%) Network Security
7 9 (10.47%) MPLS
7 9 (10.47%) OSPF
7 9 (10.47%) VPN
8 8 (9.30%) Skype
9 7 (8.14%) DNS
9 7 (8.14%) WLAN
10 6 (6.98%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (6.98%) Cisco Wireless
10 6 (6.98%) SAN
11 5 (5.81%) DHCP
11 5 (5.81%) VLAN
11 5 (5.81%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (4.65%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.65%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.49%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (6.98%) Jenkins
1 6 (6.98%) Maven
2 5 (5.81%) Subversion
3 1 (1.16%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.16%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 12 (13.95%) Retail
2 9 (10.47%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.16%) Banking
3 1 (1.16%) Finance
3 1 (1.16%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (20.93%) Cisco Engineer
2 14 (16.28%) Network Engineer
3 13 (15.12%) Analyst
3 13 (15.12%) Cloud Engineer
3 13 (15.12%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 11 (12.79%) Architect
5 10 (11.63%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (9.30%) Support Engineer
7 7 (8.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 7 (8.14%) IT Support
7 7 (8.14%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 6 (6.98%) Administrator
8 6 (6.98%) IT Analyst
8 6 (6.98%) IT Engineer
8 6 (6.98%) IT Support Analyst
8 6 (6.98%) Network Analyst
8 6 (6.98%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
8 6 (6.98%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.98%) Web Services
2 3 (3.49%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (24.42%) Data Centre
2 9 (10.47%) NHS
3 4 (4.65%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.49%) Driving Licence
4 3 (3.49%) IVR
5 1 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 22 (25.58%) Windows
2 16 (18.60%) Windows Server
3 11 (12.79%) Linux
3 11 (12.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (8.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (6.98%) Unix
5 6 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (6.98%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.33%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (11.63%) Network Management
2 9 (10.47%) DevOps
2 9 (10.47%) Performance Monitoring
3 8 (9.30%) Presales
4 7 (8.14%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (8.14%) Mentoring
5 6 (6.98%) Configuration Management
5 6 (6.98%) Content Management
5 6 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (6.98%) Fault Analysis
5 6 (6.98%) ITIL
5 6 (6.98%) Open Source
5 6 (6.98%) Proactive Management
5 6 (6.98%) Web Operations
6 4 (4.65%) Analytics
6 4 (4.65%) Load Balancing
6 4 (4.65%) Security Architecture
6 4 (4.65%) SIEM
6 4 (4.65%) Waterfall
6 4 (4.65%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.79%) SQL
2 6 (6.98%) Java
3 3 (3.49%) PHP
4 1 (1.16%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 38 (44.19%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (34.88%) CCNA
3 22 (25.58%) CCNP
4 6 (6.98%) CCDP
5 5 (5.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (4.65%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (4.65%) Degree
7 3 (3.49%) HND
7 3 (3.49%) MCP
8 2 (2.33%) MCSE
9 1 (1.16%) CCIE
9 1 (1.16%) CCIE Security
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.14%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (18.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (15.12%) Active Directory
2 13 (15.12%) VMware ESXi
3 10 (11.63%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (15.12%) Cisco CUCM
1 13 (15.12%) vCenter Server
2 6 (6.98%) DameWare
2 6 (6.98%) SCCM
3 4 (4.65%) Ansible
3 4 (4.65%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (4.65%) Puppet
4 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 58 (67.44%) Cisco
2 30 (34.88%) Microsoft
3 23 (26.74%) VMware
4 18 (20.93%) HP
5 15 (17.44%) CheckPoint
6 9 (10.47%) Extreme Networks
7 6 (6.98%) Citrix
7 6 (6.98%) Forcepoint
8 5 (5.81%) F5
8 5 (5.81%) Mitel
9 4 (4.65%) IBM
9 4 (4.65%) Oracle
9 4 (4.65%) Palo Alto
10 3 (3.49%) Juniper
11 2 (2.33%) Aruba
11 2 (2.33%) Avaya
11 2 (2.33%) Fortinet
11 2 (2.33%) Nortel
11 2 (2.33%) Panasonic
12 1 (1.16%) Infoblox