Period
to 30 July 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 30 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
England > South East
6 months to
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 181 135 119
Rank change year-on-year -46 -16 +12
Permanent jobs citing LAN 313 256 743
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.90% 2.16% 2.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.47% 12.17% 17.38%
Number of salaries quoted 226 215 555
10th Percentile £26,625 £30,000 £25,500
25th Percentile £32,500 £33,875 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £44,000 £40,000 £42,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% -6.67%
75th Percentile £53,250 £56,250 £55,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £63,550
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 2,324 2,104 4,274
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.11% 17.75% 16.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1,690 1,722 3,382
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £34,250 £35,525 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £61,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% -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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -37 103 £42,500 +9.11% 36
Hampshire -72 96 £41,500 +10.67% 24
Berkshire -40 53 £42,500 +9.11% 12
Kent +4 45 £38,000 +22.58% 5
Surrey -5 42 £49,000 +15.29% 15
Buckinghamshire -12 29 £51,000 +32.47% 12
Oxfordshire -9 22 £36,250 -24.08% 12
West Sussex -15 11 £50,000 +1.01% 7
East Sussex -24 4 - - 3
Isle of Wight - 1 £29,000 -
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 282 (90.10%) WAN
2 161 (51.44%) Firewall
3 130 (41.53%) Cisco
4 117 (37.38%) VPN
5 109 (34.82%) Windows
6 103 (32.91%) Microsoft
7 101 (32.27%) VMware
8 97 (30.99%) Active Directory
9 90 (28.75%) Social Skills
10 88 (28.12%) ITIL
11 77 (24.60%) Cisco Certification
11 77 (24.60%) Azure
12 71 (22.68%) WLAN
13 68 (21.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 60 (19.17%) Project Management
15 58 (18.53%) MS Exchange
15 58 (18.53%) Microsoft 365
16 57 (18.21%) TCP/IP
16 57 (18.21%) Windows Server
17 56 (17.89%) VLAN
18 55 (17.57%) CCNP
19 53 (16.93%) MPLS
19 53 (16.93%) VMware Infrastructure
19 53 (16.93%) Data Centre
20 52 (16.61%) Wireless
21 48 (15.34%) Wi-Fi
22 46 (14.70%) Mentoring
23 45 (14.38%) AWS
23 45 (14.38%) SAN
24 44 (14.06%) 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 58 (18.53%) MS Exchange
2 11 (3.51%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 25 (7.99%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.28%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.32%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 77 (24.60%) Azure
2 58 (18.53%) Microsoft 365
3 45 (14.38%) AWS
4 11 (3.51%) IaaS
4 11 (3.51%) SaaS
5 7 (2.24%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (2.24%) PaaS
6 5 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.60%) Cloudflare
7 4 (1.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.64%) GCP
9 2 (0.64%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.64%) Power Platform
9 2 (0.64%) PowerApps
10 1 (0.32%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.32%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 282 (90.10%) WAN
2 161 (51.44%) Firewall
3 117 (37.38%) VPN
4 71 (22.68%) WLAN
5 57 (18.21%) TCP/IP
6 56 (17.89%) VLAN
7 53 (16.93%) MPLS
8 52 (16.61%) Wireless
9 48 (15.34%) Wi-Fi
10 45 (14.38%) SAN
11 44 (14.06%) Network Security
12 33 (10.54%) iSCSI
13 32 (10.22%) Fibre Channel
13 32 (10.22%) NAS
14 28 (8.95%) DNS
15 27 (8.63%) SD-WAN
16 25 (7.99%) Cisco ASA
16 25 (7.99%) OSPF
17 24 (7.67%) Cisco Nexus
17 24 (7.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.47%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.32%) Blockchain
2 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.64%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.64%) GitLab
1 2 (0.64%) Jenkins
1 2 (0.64%) JIRA
2 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 90 (28.75%) Social Skills
2 29 (9.27%) Organisational Skills
3 28 (8.95%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (8.95%) Banking
3 28 (8.95%) Telecoms
4 21 (6.71%) Finance
5 14 (4.47%) Manufacturing
6 11 (3.51%) Influencing Skills
7 8 (2.56%) Local Government
7 8 (2.56%) Military
8 6 (1.92%) Public Sector
9 5 (1.60%) Presentation Skills
10 4 (1.28%) Billing
10 4 (1.28%) Marketing
11 3 (0.96%) Documentation Skills
11 3 (0.96%) French Language
11 3 (0.96%) German Language
11 3 (0.96%) Legal
11 3 (0.96%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.64%) Law
Job Titles
1 100 (31.95%) Network Engineer
2 55 (17.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 51 (16.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 36 (11.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 31 (9.90%) Support Engineer
6 30 (9.58%) Analyst
7 27 (8.63%) Senior Network Engineer
8 25 (7.99%) 3rd Line Support
9 21 (6.71%) Architect
10 16 (5.11%) Infrastructure Architect
10 16 (5.11%) Technical Support
11 15 (4.79%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 15 (4.79%) Cisco Engineer
11 15 (4.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 15 (4.79%) Server Engineer
12 14 (4.47%) 2nd Line Support
12 14 (4.47%) Consultant
12 14 (4.47%) Support Analyst
13 13 (4.15%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
14 10 (3.19%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.92%) HTML
2 4 (1.28%) OAuth
2 4 (1.28%) SAML
3 3 (0.96%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.64%) JSON
4 2 (0.64%) LDAP
4 2 (0.64%) Middleware
4 2 (0.64%) REST
4 2 (0.64%) WF
4 2 (0.64%) WSH
5 1 (0.32%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.32%) XML
5 1 (0.32%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 53 (16.93%) Data Centre
2 19 (6.07%) Management Information System
3 12 (3.83%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (3.51%) Driving Licence
5 9 (2.88%) Hybrid Cloud
6 8 (2.56%) PKI
6 8 (2.56%) User Experience
7 7 (2.24%) Public Cloud
7 7 (2.24%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (2.24%) Virtual Team
8 6 (1.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (1.28%) SCADA
10 3 (0.96%) Clustering
10 3 (0.96%) Fibre Optics
10 3 (0.96%) NHS
11 2 (0.64%) ASTM
11 2 (0.64%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.64%) PMI
11 2 (0.64%) Smart Meter
12 1 (0.32%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 109 (34.82%) Windows
2 57 (18.21%) Windows Server
3 35 (11.18%) Linux
4 27 (8.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (6.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (6.39%) Windows 10
7 15 (4.79%) Windows Server 2016
8 9 (2.88%) Windows 7
9 6 (1.92%) Windows Server 2019
10 5 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.28%) Android
12 3 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.64%) CentOS
13 2 (0.64%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.32%) Check Point GAiA
14 1 (0.32%) Debian
14 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (28.12%) ITIL
2 68 (21.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 60 (19.17%) Project Management
4 46 (14.70%) Mentoring
5 30 (9.58%) Stakeholder Management
6 25 (7.99%) Presales
7 24 (7.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 21 (6.71%) Proactive Monitoring
8 21 (6.71%) Problem-Solving
9 20 (6.39%) Network Monitoring
9 20 (6.39%) Service Management
10 18 (5.75%) Customer Requirements
10 18 (5.75%) Service Delivery
11 17 (5.43%) Network Management
12 16 (5.11%) Change Management
12 16 (5.11%) Software Testing
13 14 (4.47%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (4.47%) DNA
14 13 (4.15%) E-Commerce
15 12 (3.83%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 43 (13.74%) PowerShell
2 9 (2.88%) Python
2 9 (2.88%) SQL
3 7 (2.24%) Java
4 3 (0.96%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.64%) C
5 2 (0.64%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.64%) VBScript
6 1 (0.32%) Go
6 1 (0.32%) Perl
6 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 77 (24.60%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (17.57%) CCNP
3 37 (11.82%) CCNA
4 28 (8.95%) Security Cleared
5 26 (8.31%) SC Cleared
6 16 (5.11%) Degree
7 15 (4.79%) CCDP
8 13 (4.15%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (3.51%) MCITP
10 10 (3.19%) CCIE
11 6 (1.92%) DBS Check
12 5 (1.60%) MCSE
13 4 (1.28%) A+ Certification
14 3 (0.96%) DV Cleared
14 3 (0.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 2 (0.64%) CITP
15 2 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
15 2 (0.64%) PMI Certification
15 2 (0.64%) TOGAF Certification
16 1 (0.32%) CCIE Wireless
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.75%) SLA
2 11 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.24%) PMO
4 4 (1.28%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.64%) COBIT
5 2 (0.64%) HL7
6 1 (0.32%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 97 (30.99%) Active Directory
2 53 (16.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (9.58%) Terminal Server
4 22 (7.03%) Hyper-V
5 11 (3.51%) XenApp
6 10 (3.19%) VMware Workstation
7 8 (2.56%) VMware NSX
8 4 (1.28%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.64%) Docker
10 2 (0.64%) vSphere
11 1 (0.32%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 19 (6.07%) SCCM
2 13 (4.15%) Microsoft Intune
3 11 (3.51%) Cisco UCCX
4 10 (3.19%) Cisco CUCM
5 9 (2.88%) FortiGate
6 7 (2.24%) Ansible
7 4 (1.28%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (0.96%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (0.64%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.64%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.64%) Stealthwatch
10 1 (0.32%) Cisco UCCE
10 1 (0.32%) FlexNet
10 1 (0.32%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.32%) SCOM
10 1 (0.32%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.32%) Terraform
10 1 (0.32%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 130 (41.53%) Cisco
2 103 (32.91%) Microsoft
3 101 (32.27%) VMware
4 41 (13.10%) Palo Alto
5 37 (11.82%) CheckPoint
5 37 (11.82%) Meraki
6 30 (9.58%) Citrix
7 20 (6.39%) F5
8 19 (6.07%) Juniper
9 18 (5.75%) HP
10 15 (4.79%) Aruba
11 14 (4.47%) Fortinet
11 14 (4.47%) SolarWinds
12 12 (3.83%) NetApp
13 10 (3.19%) Hitachi
14 7 (2.24%) Intel
14 7 (2.24%) Remedy
14 7 (2.24%) SonicWALL
14 7 (2.24%) Veeam
15 6 (1.92%) IronPort