Period
to 3 March 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 3 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
England > South East
6 months to
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 154 117 108
Rank change year-on-year -37 -9 +13
Permanent jobs citing LAN 215 618 741
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.86% 2.75% 2.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.33% 15.95% 17.41%
Number of salaries quoted 218 489 614
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% -4.44%
10th Percentile £28,750 £25,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £71,250 £75,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £44,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.74% -1.11% -

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 1,898 3,875 4,257
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.38% 17.27% 16.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1,506 3,071 3,340
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £74,250 £70,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 -20 70 £50,000 +4.71% 21
Hampshire -25 57 £42,500 -3.41% 14
Berkshire -5 37 £60,000 +23.08% 10
Surrey +10 34 £45,000 +12.50% 3
West Sussex -22 23 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Kent +17 21 £32,500 -1.52% 9
Buckinghamshire +3 19 £32,500 -43.48% 3
Oxfordshire +25 17 £75,000 +66.67% 8
East Sussex +18 1 £40,000 +37.93%
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 198 (92.09%) WAN
2 104 (48.37%) Firewall
3 79 (36.74%) Cisco
4 65 (30.23%) Active Directory
5 62 (28.84%) Windows
5 62 (28.84%) VMware
6 59 (27.44%) ITIL
7 57 (26.51%) Microsoft
8 55 (25.58%) VPN
8 55 (25.58%) Cisco Certification
9 41 (19.07%) Wireless
9 41 (19.07%) Azure
10 40 (18.60%) Windows Server
10 40 (18.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 37 (17.21%) Wi-Fi
11 37 (17.21%) TCP/IP
12 35 (16.28%) WLAN
13 34 (15.81%) Palo Alto
14 33 (15.35%) Cisco ASA
14 33 (15.35%) CCNP
15 32 (14.88%) Microsoft 365
16 31 (14.42%) Data Centre
16 31 (14.42%) CCNA
17 30 (13.95%) Aruba
18 29 (13.49%) VLAN
19 28 (13.02%) DHCP
20 27 (12.56%) Project Management
21 26 (12.09%) MS Exchange
22 25 (11.63%) MPLS
22 25 (11.63%) PowerShell

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 26 (12.09%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.19%) IIS
3 6 (2.79%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.93%) Apache
5 2 (0.93%) JBoss
6 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.47%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.47%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (6.05%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.93%) SketchUp
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Carpe Diem
2 1 (0.47%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.47%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 41 (19.07%) Azure
2 32 (14.88%) Microsoft 365
3 14 (6.51%) AWS
4 4 (1.86%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (1.86%) SaaS
5 3 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.93%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.47%) GCP
7 1 (0.47%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.47%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.47%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 198 (92.09%) WAN
2 104 (48.37%) Firewall
3 55 (25.58%) VPN
4 41 (19.07%) Wireless
5 37 (17.21%) TCP/IP
5 37 (17.21%) Wi-Fi
6 35 (16.28%) WLAN
7 33 (15.35%) Cisco ASA
8 29 (13.49%) VLAN
9 28 (13.02%) DHCP
10 25 (11.63%) MPLS
11 24 (11.16%) Network Security
12 23 (10.70%) DNS
13 20 (9.30%) VoIP
14 19 (8.84%) Internet
14 19 (8.84%) SAN
15 17 (7.91%) BGP
16 15 (6.98%) Cisco IOS
17 14 (6.51%) NAS
17 14 (6.51%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.91%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.93%) Power BI
3 1 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.47%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (4.19%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.79%) JIRA
3 5 (2.33%) Bitbucket
3 5 (2.33%) Octopus Deploy
3 5 (2.33%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.47%) GitLab
4 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.47%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 21 (9.77%) Finance
2 20 (9.30%) Banking
3 19 (8.84%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.72%) Public Sector
5 3 (1.40%) Marketing
5 3 (1.40%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.93%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.93%) Back Office
6 2 (0.93%) Law
6 2 (0.93%) Legal
6 2 (0.93%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.93%) Retail
7 1 (0.47%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 62 (28.84%) Network Engineer
2 32 (14.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 27 (12.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 18 (8.37%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (6.51%) Analyst
5 14 (6.51%) Consultant
5 14 (6.51%) Support Engineer
6 13 (6.05%) Architect
7 11 (5.12%) Cisco Engineer
8 10 (4.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 10 (4.65%) Senior Network Engineer
9 8 (3.72%) IT Engineer
10 7 (3.26%) Administrator
10 7 (3.26%) Infrastructure Manager
10 7 (3.26%) IT Support
10 7 (3.26%) Network Support
10 7 (3.26%) Security Consultant
11 6 (2.79%) 3rd Line Support
11 6 (2.79%) Project Manager
11 6 (2.79%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.86%) 802.1X
1 4 (1.86%) HTML
1 4 (1.86%) YAML
2 3 (1.40%) XML
3 2 (0.93%) Web Services
4 1 (0.47%) JSON
4 1 (0.47%) ODBC
4 1 (0.47%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 31 (14.42%) Data Centre
2 15 (6.98%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (6.51%) Management Information System
4 10 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.65%) User Experience
5 8 (3.72%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (2.79%) Driving Licence
7 5 (2.33%) Internet of Things
7 5 (2.33%) Replication
8 4 (1.86%) NHS
9 3 (1.40%) EPoS
9 3 (1.40%) PMI
10 2 (0.93%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.93%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.47%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.47%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (0.47%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.47%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 62 (28.84%) Windows
2 40 (18.60%) Windows Server
3 24 (11.16%) Linux
4 13 (6.05%) Windows Server 2016
5 10 (4.65%) Windows 10
6 7 (3.26%) Windows 7
6 7 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.33%) Unix
8 3 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.40%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.47%) Android
10 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.47%) CentOS
10 1 (0.47%) Check Point GAiA
10 1 (0.47%) MVS
10 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (27.44%) ITIL
2 40 (18.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 27 (12.56%) Project Management
4 21 (9.77%) Presales
5 20 (9.30%) Service Delivery
6 18 (8.37%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (8.37%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (7.91%) Problem-Solving
7 17 (7.91%) Service Management
8 16 (7.44%) Change Management
9 14 (6.51%) Customer Requirements
9 14 (6.51%) DevOps
10 13 (6.05%) Disaster Recovery
11 12 (5.58%) Scrum
12 10 (4.65%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (4.65%) Mentoring
12 10 (4.65%) Network Design
13 9 (4.19%) Line Management
14 8 (3.72%) Network Monitoring
14 8 (3.72%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 25 (11.63%) PowerShell
2 15 (6.98%) SQL
3 6 (2.79%) C#
4 5 (2.33%) C++
5 4 (1.86%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.40%) Python
7 2 (0.93%) Java
7 2 (0.93%) PHP
7 2 (0.93%) VB
8 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 55 (25.58%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (15.35%) CCNP
3 31 (14.42%) CCNA
4 16 (7.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (6.98%) SC Cleared
5 15 (6.98%) Security Cleared
6 14 (6.51%) Degree
7 10 (4.65%) MCITP
8 8 (3.72%) CCIE
9 7 (3.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (2.33%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.86%) PMI Certification
11 4 (1.86%) TOGAF Certification
12 3 (1.40%) CCDP
12 3 (1.40%) CISSP
12 3 (1.40%) CITP
12 3 (1.40%) HNC
12 3 (1.40%) HND
12 3 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.40%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (3.72%) SLA
3 6 (2.79%) QA
4 4 (1.86%) COBIT
4 4 (1.86%) PMO
5 3 (1.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.93%) GDPR
7 1 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.47%) NCSC
7 1 (0.47%) NIST
7 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 65 (30.23%) Active Directory
2 22 (10.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.65%) Hyper-V
4 9 (4.19%) Docker
4 9 (4.19%) Terminal Server
5 7 (3.26%) vSphere
6 3 (1.40%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.40%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.47%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (5.58%) SCCM
2 9 (4.19%) Ansible
3 8 (3.72%) Puppet
4 6 (2.79%) Kubernetes
5 5 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.86%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (1.86%) FortiGate
6 4 (1.86%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (1.86%) SCOM
6 4 (1.86%) Stealthwatch
7 3 (1.40%) WSUS
8 2 (0.93%) FlexNet
9 1 (0.47%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.47%) SmoothWall
9 1 (0.47%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.47%) vRealize
9 1 (0.47%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 79 (36.74%) Cisco
2 62 (28.84%) VMware
3 57 (26.51%) Microsoft
4 34 (15.81%) Palo Alto
5 30 (13.95%) Aruba
6 18 (8.37%) F5
7 15 (6.98%) SolarWinds
8 14 (6.51%) Fortinet
9 13 (6.05%) Juniper
10 12 (5.58%) HP
11 10 (4.65%) CheckPoint
12 9 (4.19%) EMC
12 9 (4.19%) IronPort
13 7 (3.26%) Sophos
14 6 (2.79%) Meraki
14 6 (2.79%) Splunk
15 5 (2.33%) Avaya
15 5 (2.33%) Veracode
16 4 (1.86%) Symantec
16 4 (1.86%) Veeam