Period
to 14 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 14 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
England > South East
6 months to
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 150 124 119
Rank change year-on-year -26 -5 +8
Permanent jobs citing LAN 278 431 700
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.08% 2.44% 2.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.32% 14.26% 16.39%
Number of salaries quoted 208 357 532
10th Percentile £31,000 £27,000 £25,750
25th Percentile £35,125 £32,750 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £44,500 £42,500 £41,063
Median % change year-on-year +4.71% +3.50% -8.75%
75th Percentile £54,850 £57,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £64,125 £67,500 £72,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -5.56%

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 the South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,941 3,022 4,272
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.52% 17.13% 16.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1,484 2,404 3,333
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,750 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,750 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.53% +5.56% +2.27%
75th Percentile £61,438 £62,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,873 £71,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% -

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing LAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for LAN in the South East

LAN
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing LAN in the South East.

Salary trend for LAN in the South East

LAN
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing LAN in the South East over the 6 months to 14 May 2021.

Salary histogram for LAN in the South East

LAN
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the South East region over the 6 months to 14 May 2021. 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
Hampshire +2 93 £40,000 - 24
Thames Valley -42 74 £50,000 +17.65% 27
Kent +7 39 £38,000 +22.58% 3
Surrey +8 35 £49,000 +22.50% 8
Berkshire -39 34 £50,000 +25.79% 16
West Sussex -10 24 £50,000 +17.65% 3
Buckinghamshire +5 23 £52,000 -0.95% 10
Oxfordshire +8 20 £46,250 -3.14% 1
Isle of Wight - 1 £29,000 - 1
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 14 May 2021, 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 South East region with a requirement for LAN.

1 269 (96.76%) WAN
2 137 (49.28%) Firewall
3 120 (43.17%) Cisco
4 91 (32.73%) VPN
5 87 (31.29%) Microsoft
6 86 (30.94%) Windows
7 85 (30.58%) ITIL
8 84 (30.22%) Social Skills
9 82 (29.50%) Active Directory
10 77 (27.70%) Cisco Certification
11 71 (25.54%) VMware
12 64 (23.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 61 (21.94%) WLAN
14 56 (20.14%) Windows Server
15 51 (18.35%) MS Exchange
16 50 (17.99%) CCNP
17 49 (17.63%) Wireless
18 48 (17.27%) TCP/IP
19 47 (16.91%) Palo Alto
20 46 (16.55%) Azure
20 46 (16.55%) VLAN
21 45 (16.19%) Wi-Fi
22 44 (15.83%) Project Management
22 44 (15.83%) Microsoft 365
23 43 (15.47%) PowerShell
23 43 (15.47%) MPLS
24 42 (15.11%) SAN
25 37 (13.31%) Data Centre
26 36 (12.95%) Cisco ASA
27 35 (12.59%) Network Security

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 51 (18.35%) MS Exchange
2 8 (2.88%) IIS
3 6 (2.16%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.72%) JBoss
6 1 (0.36%) Apache
6 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 18 (6.47%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.36%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 46 (16.55%) Azure
2 44 (15.83%) Microsoft 365
3 22 (7.91%) AWS
4 7 (2.52%) SaaS
5 5 (1.80%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.44%) PaaS
7 3 (1.08%) Cloudflare
7 3 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (1.08%) IaaS
7 3 (1.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.36%) GCP
8 1 (0.36%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.36%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 269 (96.76%) WAN
2 137 (49.28%) Firewall
3 91 (32.73%) VPN
4 61 (21.94%) WLAN
5 49 (17.63%) Wireless
6 48 (17.27%) TCP/IP
7 46 (16.55%) VLAN
8 45 (16.19%) Wi-Fi
9 43 (15.47%) MPLS
10 42 (15.11%) SAN
11 36 (12.95%) Cisco ASA
12 35 (12.59%) Network Security
13 29 (10.43%) NAS
14 27 (9.71%) Fibre Channel
14 27 (9.71%) iSCSI
15 25 (8.99%) Cisco Nexus
16 24 (8.63%) SD-WAN
17 20 (7.19%) BGP
17 20 (7.19%) Cisco IOS
17 20 (7.19%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.40%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.36%) Blockchain
2 1 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (3.24%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.80%) Bitbucket
2 5 (1.80%) Octopus Deploy
2 5 (1.80%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.72%) JIRA
4 1 (0.36%) GitLab
4 1 (0.36%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 84 (30.22%) Social Skills
2 34 (12.23%) Banking
3 31 (11.15%) Organisational Skills
4 29 (10.43%) Telecoms
5 27 (9.71%) Finance
6 13 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (4.32%) Influencing Skills
8 9 (3.24%) Public Sector
9 6 (2.16%) Marketing
9 6 (2.16%) Military
10 3 (1.08%) Law
10 3 (1.08%) Manufacturing
10 3 (1.08%) Presentation Skills
11 2 (0.72%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.72%) Back Office
11 2 (0.72%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.36%) Billing
12 1 (0.36%) Korean Language
12 1 (0.36%) Local Government
12 1 (0.36%) Retail
Job Titles
1 95 (34.17%) Network Engineer
2 58 (20.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 51 (18.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 38 (13.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 27 (9.71%) Senior Network Engineer
6 26 (9.35%) Support Engineer
7 22 (7.91%) 3rd Line Support
8 15 (5.40%) Consultant
8 15 (5.40%) Server Engineer
9 13 (4.68%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 12 (4.32%) Analyst
10 12 (4.32%) Cisco Engineer
10 12 (4.32%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 11 (3.96%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
12 10 (3.60%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
12 10 (3.60%) IT Engineer
12 10 (3.60%) IT Support
13 9 (3.24%) Security Engineer
14 8 (2.88%) Security Consultant
15 7 (2.52%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.24%) HTML
2 4 (1.44%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.44%) YAML
3 3 (1.08%) XML
4 2 (0.72%) Middleware
4 2 (0.72%) Web Services
4 2 (0.72%) WF
5 1 (0.36%) JSON
5 1 (0.36%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 37 (13.31%) Data Centre
2 18 (6.47%) Self-Motivation
3 17 (6.12%) Management Information System
4 13 (4.68%) User Experience
5 10 (3.60%) Driving Licence
6 9 (3.24%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (1.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (1.44%) NHS
9 3 (1.08%) PMI
10 2 (0.72%) ASTM
10 2 (0.72%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.72%) Replication
10 2 (0.72%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.36%) CCTV
11 1 (0.36%) Fibre Optics
11 1 (0.36%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.36%) SCADA
11 1 (0.36%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (0.36%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 86 (30.94%) Windows
2 56 (20.14%) Windows Server
3 21 (7.55%) Linux
4 13 (4.68%) Windows Server 2016
5 12 (4.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (3.60%) Windows 10
7 7 (2.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.80%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.08%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.36%) CentOS
10 1 (0.36%) Check Point GAiA
10 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.36%) Unix
10 1 (0.36%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.36%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (30.58%) ITIL
2 64 (23.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 44 (15.83%) Project Management
4 33 (11.87%) Mentoring
5 25 (8.99%) Presales
6 23 (8.27%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (8.27%) Stakeholder Management
7 22 (7.91%) Change Management
7 22 (7.91%) Customer Requirements
8 21 (7.55%) Disaster Recovery
8 21 (7.55%) Service Management
9 20 (7.19%) Problem-Solving
10 19 (6.83%) Service Delivery
11 16 (5.76%) DevOps
11 16 (5.76%) Scrum
12 15 (5.40%) Network Management
12 15 (5.40%) Network Monitoring
13 14 (5.04%) E-Commerce
14 12 (4.32%) Continuous Improvement
14 12 (4.32%) DNA
Programming Languages
1 43 (15.47%) PowerShell
2 17 (6.12%) SQL
3 8 (2.88%) Java
4 5 (1.80%) Python
5 4 (1.44%) C#
6 3 (1.08%) C++
6 3 (1.08%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.72%) C
7 2 (0.72%) VB
8 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.36%) PHP
Qualifications
1 77 (27.70%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (17.99%) CCNP
3 35 (12.59%) CCNA
4 26 (9.35%) SC Cleared
4 26 (9.35%) Security Cleared
5 19 (6.83%) Degree
6 15 (5.40%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (3.96%) CCDP
7 11 (3.96%) MCITP
8 10 (3.60%) CCIE
9 6 (2.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (1.08%) CITP
10 3 (1.08%) DBS Check
10 3 (1.08%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.08%) MCSA
10 3 (1.08%) PMI Certification
10 3 (1.08%) TOGAF Certification
11 2 (0.72%) CISA
11 2 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.72%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (3.24%) PMO
3 6 (2.16%) QA
3 6 (2.16%) SLA
4 3 (1.08%) COBIT
5 2 (0.72%) HL7
5 2 (0.72%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.36%) NCSC
System Software
1 82 (29.50%) Active Directory
2 32 (11.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (9.71%) Terminal Server
4 17 (6.12%) Hyper-V
5 9 (3.24%) Docker
6 7 (2.52%) VMware NSX
7 6 (2.16%) XenApp
8 4 (1.44%) vSphere
9 3 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 14 (5.04%) SCCM
2 9 (3.24%) Ansible
2 9 (3.24%) Cisco CUCM
2 9 (3.24%) Cisco UCCX
3 7 (2.52%) FortiGate
3 7 (2.52%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (2.16%) Kubernetes
4 6 (2.16%) Puppet
5 5 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.44%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (1.44%) Stealthwatch
7 2 (0.72%) FlexNet
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.36%) SCOM
8 1 (0.36%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 120 (43.17%) Cisco
2 87 (31.29%) Microsoft
3 71 (25.54%) VMware
4 47 (16.91%) Palo Alto
5 30 (10.79%) CheckPoint
6 29 (10.43%) Aruba
7 25 (8.99%) Meraki
8 19 (6.83%) Fortinet
9 17 (6.12%) Juniper
10 16 (5.76%) F5
11 15 (5.40%) HP
12 13 (4.68%) IronPort
12 13 (4.68%) SolarWinds
13 12 (4.32%) Citrix
14 11 (3.96%) NetApp
15 8 (2.88%) Sophos
16 7 (2.52%) SonicWALL
17 6 (2.16%) Intel
17 6 (2.16%) Veeam
18 5 (1.80%) EMC