Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
England > South East
6 months to
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 179 153 114
Rank change year-on-year -26 -39 +17
Permanent jobs citing LAN 352 147 724
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.96% 1.83% 2.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.89% 9.30% 17.30%
Number of salaries quoted 271 108 538
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,000 £24,750
25th Percentile £32,500 £34,000 £30,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £38,975 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +15.46% -13.39% +5.88%
75th Percentile £55,000 £57,625 £56,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £65,300
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% -3.41%

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 2,534 1,580 4,184
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.11% 19.69% 16.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1,716 1,295 3,332
10th Percentile £25,500 £29,000 £25,500
25th Percentile £32,500 £35,638 £33,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £61,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £72,450
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% +10.64% -1.05%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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
Thames Valley -10 145 £42,500 +9.11% 29
Hampshire -104 97 £42,500 +13.33% 23
Berkshire -23 74 £42,500 +9.11% 10
Surrey -11 62 £50,000 +5.26% 16
Buckinghamshire -25 45 £43,500 +24.29% 11
Kent -14 27 £32,000 -17.95% 15
Oxfordshire -16 26 £30,000 -25.93% 8
East Sussex - 12 £35,000 - 4
West Sussex -15 6 £75,000 +50.00% 8
Home Counties - 1 £80,000 -
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 302 (85.80%) WAN
2 194 (55.11%) Firewall
3 139 (39.49%) Cisco
4 137 (38.92%) Windows
5 132 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 132 (37.50%) VMware
6 122 (34.66%) VPN
7 120 (34.09%) Active Directory
8 114 (32.39%) Azure
8 114 (32.39%) Social Skills
9 93 (26.42%) Microsoft 365
10 78 (22.16%) ITIL
11 76 (21.59%) TCP/IP
12 75 (21.31%) VMware Infrastructure
13 74 (21.02%) Cisco Certification
14 73 (20.74%) Data Centre
15 72 (20.45%) VLAN
16 70 (19.89%) Windows Server
17 63 (17.90%) DNS
18 59 (16.76%) Wi-Fi
18 59 (16.76%) AWS
19 56 (15.91%) Wireless
19 56 (15.91%) MPLS
20 52 (14.77%) Network Security
21 51 (14.49%) Project Management
21 51 (14.49%) WLAN
22 50 (14.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 49 (13.92%) CCNP
24 48 (13.64%) Citrix
24 48 (13.64%) DHCP

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 38 (10.80%) MS Exchange
2 28 (7.95%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (1.99%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.28%) Apache
5 1 (0.28%) IIS
5 1 (0.28%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 46 (13.07%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 114 (32.39%) Azure
2 93 (26.42%) Microsoft 365
3 59 (16.76%) AWS
4 17 (4.83%) IaaS
5 14 (3.98%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (3.98%) SaaS
6 9 (2.56%) PaaS
7 6 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.14%) Cloudflare
8 4 (1.14%) Google Workspace
9 3 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.57%) GCP
10 2 (0.57%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.57%) Power Platform
10 2 (0.57%) PowerApps
11 1 (0.28%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.28%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 302 (85.80%) WAN
2 194 (55.11%) Firewall
3 122 (34.66%) VPN
4 76 (21.59%) TCP/IP
5 72 (20.45%) VLAN
6 63 (17.90%) DNS
7 59 (16.76%) Wi-Fi
8 56 (15.91%) MPLS
8 56 (15.91%) Wireless
9 52 (14.77%) Network Security
10 51 (14.49%) WLAN
11 48 (13.64%) DHCP
12 32 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
12 32 (9.09%) Internet
13 31 (8.81%) SAN
14 26 (7.39%) BGP
15 23 (6.53%) Cisco Nexus
15 23 (6.53%) OSPF
16 21 (5.97%) IPsec
16 21 (5.97%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (7.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.42%) MySQL
3 4 (1.14%) DB2
4 2 (0.57%) MS Access
4 2 (0.57%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.85%) JIRA
2 2 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (0.57%) Zephyr
3 1 (0.28%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.28%) GitLab
3 1 (0.28%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 114 (32.39%) Social Skills
2 46 (13.07%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (9.94%) Telecoms
4 20 (5.68%) Finance
5 18 (5.11%) Manufacturing
6 16 (4.55%) Banking
7 12 (3.41%) Influencing Skills
8 11 (3.13%) Organisational Skills
8 11 (3.13%) Public Sector
9 10 (2.84%) Presentation Skills
10 9 (2.56%) Local Government
11 8 (2.27%) French Language
11 8 (2.27%) German Language
11 8 (2.27%) Multimedia
12 6 (1.70%) Billing
13 5 (1.42%) Back Office
13 5 (1.42%) Documentation Skills
13 5 (1.42%) Legal
14 4 (1.14%) Military
15 3 (0.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 102 (28.98%) Network Engineer
2 49 (13.92%) Analyst
3 37 (10.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 34 (9.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 32 (9.09%) Architect
6 30 (8.52%) Support Engineer
7 26 (7.39%) Senior Network Engineer
8 23 (6.53%) Support Analyst
9 22 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
9 22 (6.25%) IT Engineer
10 20 (5.68%) 3rd Line Support
11 19 (5.40%) Cisco Engineer
11 19 (5.40%) Technical Support
12 18 (5.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 17 (4.83%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 16 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
14 16 (4.55%) Senior Architect
15 15 (4.26%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
16 13 (3.69%) Server Engineer
17 12 (3.41%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.70%) SAML
2 5 (1.42%) LDAP
3 4 (1.14%) OAuth
3 4 (1.14%) WSH
4 3 (0.85%) HTML
5 1 (0.28%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.28%) JSON
5 1 (0.28%) REST
5 1 (0.28%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 73 (20.74%) Data Centre
2 18 (5.11%) Management Information System
3 16 (4.55%) PKI
4 13 (3.69%) Video Conferencing
5 11 (3.13%) User Experience
6 9 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (2.27%) Public Cloud
8 7 (1.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 7 (1.99%) Virtual Team
9 6 (1.70%) Driving Licence
10 5 (1.42%) Clustering
10 5 (1.42%) SCADA
11 4 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (0.85%) Fibre Optics
12 3 (0.85%) Internet of Things
13 2 (0.57%) Mainframe
13 2 (0.57%) Smart Meter
14 1 (0.28%) Client/Server
14 1 (0.28%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 137 (38.92%) Windows
2 70 (19.89%) Windows Server
3 48 (13.64%) Linux
4 40 (11.36%) Windows 10
5 35 (9.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (8.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (3.98%) Windows Server 2016
8 13 (3.69%) Android
9 12 (3.41%) Windows 7
10 11 (3.13%) Windows Server 2019
11 8 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (1.70%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.85%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.85%) Unix
15 2 (0.57%) AIX
15 2 (0.57%) CentOS
15 2 (0.57%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.57%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.57%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (22.16%) ITIL
2 51 (14.49%) Project Management
3 50 (14.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 36 (10.23%) Mentoring
5 34 (9.66%) Disaster Recovery
5 34 (9.66%) Problem-Solving
6 30 (8.52%) Service Management
7 28 (7.95%) Service Delivery
7 28 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management
8 23 (6.53%) Proactive Monitoring
9 20 (5.68%) Cybersecurity
10 18 (5.11%) Coaching
10 18 (5.11%) Network Monitoring
10 18 (5.11%) Programme Management
11 17 (4.83%) Software Testing
12 16 (4.55%) Change Management
12 16 (4.55%) Incident Management
12 16 (4.55%) Requirements Analysis
13 15 (4.26%) Data Architecture
13 15 (4.26%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 30 (8.52%) PowerShell
2 12 (3.41%) SQL
3 8 (2.27%) Python
4 5 (1.42%) C
5 4 (1.14%) VBScript
6 2 (0.57%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.57%) Java
6 2 (0.57%) Perl
7 1 (0.28%) Go
7 1 (0.28%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.28%) PHP
7 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 74 (21.02%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (13.92%) CCNP
3 43 (12.22%) CCNA
4 20 (5.68%) Security Cleared
5 15 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (4.26%) SC Cleared
6 14 (3.98%) MCSE
7 12 (3.41%) CCDP
8 11 (3.13%) CCIE
8 11 (3.13%) Degree
9 9 (2.56%) MCP
10 6 (1.70%) CISSP
10 6 (1.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (1.42%) A+ Certification
12 4 (1.14%) DBS Check
12 4 (1.14%) DV Cleared
12 4 (1.14%) MCITP
12 4 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.85%) CCSE
14 2 (0.57%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.95%) SLA
2 10 (2.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.14%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.85%) GDPR
4 3 (0.85%) HIPAA
4 3 (0.85%) NIST
5 2 (0.57%) Accessibility
5 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.28%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.28%) SOC 2
System Software
1 120 (34.09%) Active Directory
2 75 (21.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (11.93%) Hyper-V
4 17 (4.83%) VMware Workstation
5 13 (3.69%) XenApp
6 12 (3.41%) vSphere
7 10 (2.84%) Terminal Server
7 10 (2.84%) VMware NSX
8 6 (1.70%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (1.70%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.57%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.57%) OpenIDM
10 2 (0.57%) RACF
11 1 (0.28%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.28%) Docker
11 1 (0.28%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.28%) Snort
11 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 24 (6.82%) SCCM
2 20 (5.68%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (2.56%) Cisco CUCM
3 9 (2.56%) Cisco UCCX
4 8 (2.27%) NetBackup
4 8 (2.27%) Single Sign-On
4 8 (2.27%) vCenter Server
5 7 (1.99%) Ansible
5 7 (1.99%) FortiGate
6 5 (1.42%) SolarWinds Orion
7 4 (1.14%) Backup Exec
7 4 (1.14%) MobiControl
7 4 (1.14%) Oracle RMAN
7 4 (1.14%) WSUS
8 3 (0.85%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 3 (0.85%) QRadar
9 2 (0.57%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.57%) Oracle Identity Management
10 1 (0.28%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.28%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 139 (39.49%) Cisco
2 132 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 132 (37.50%) VMware
3 48 (13.64%) Citrix
4 43 (12.22%) Palo Alto
5 39 (11.08%) CheckPoint
6 30 (8.52%) F5
7 29 (8.24%) Meraki
8 21 (5.97%) HP
9 16 (4.55%) SolarWinds
10 15 (4.26%) Hitachi
10 15 (4.26%) Juniper
11 14 (3.98%) EMC
12 12 (3.41%) Remedy
12 12 (3.41%) Veeam
13 11 (3.13%) Aruba
13 11 (3.13%) Fortinet
13 11 (3.13%) Oracle
14 9 (2.56%) Apple
14 9 (2.56%) NetApp