Period
to 12 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 12 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
England > South West
6 months to
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 94 106 148
Rank change year-on-year +12 +42 -6
Permanent jobs citing LAN 163 302 231
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 3.20% 2.96% 2.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.09% 16.88% 12.20%
Number of salaries quoted 143 296 199
Median annual salary £32,500 £39,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.67% +2.63% +8.57%
10th Percentile £23,600 £23,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £55,000 £56,900
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +5.88%

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 West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 901 1,789 1,893
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 17.67% 17.51% 17.23%
Number of salaries quoted 722 1,411 1,504
Median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.61% -2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £60,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.53% -2.11% +5.56%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for LAN in the South West

LAN
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for LAN in the South West

LAN
Salary Histogram in the South West

Salary distribution for jobs citing LAN in the South West over the 6 months to 12 July 2020.

Salary histogram for LAN in the South West

LAN
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the South West region over the 6 months to 12 July 2020. 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
Wiltshire +50 69 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Dorset +17 33 £29,000 -29.27% 3
Bristol +7 24 £42,500 +22.30% 1
Somerset +24 19 £50,000 +42.86% 1
Gloucestershire -20 10 £26,000 -35.00% 4
Devon +25 6 £36,250 -9.38% 4
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 12 July 2020, 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 West region with a requirement for LAN.

1 151 (92.64%) WAN
2 100 (61.35%) Windows
3 73 (44.79%) Active Directory
4 70 (42.94%) Microsoft
5 69 (42.33%) Cisco
6 67 (41.10%) Firewall
7 66 (40.49%) Windows Server
8 54 (33.13%) VMware
9 51 (31.29%) Linux
10 49 (30.06%) Office 365
11 46 (28.22%) Wireless
12 44 (26.99%) Incident Management
13 43 (26.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 36 (22.09%) Data Centre
15 35 (21.47%) SLA
16 34 (20.86%) Cisco Certification
17 32 (19.63%) VPN
18 30 (18.40%) TCP/IP
18 30 (18.40%) VLAN
19 28 (17.18%) ITIL
19 28 (17.18%) Microsoft Office
19 28 (17.18%) CCNP
19 28 (17.18%) Problem-Solving
20 27 (16.56%) DHCP
20 27 (16.56%) Network Security
21 26 (15.95%) Disaster Recovery
22 24 (14.72%) DNS
22 24 (14.72%) VoIP
23 23 (14.11%) WLAN
24 22 (13.50%) Windows 10

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 13 (7.98%) Exchange Server 2013
1 13 (7.98%) MS Exchange
2 10 (6.13%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.29%) Skype for Business
4 4 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.23%) IIS
Applications
1 28 (17.18%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.84%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.84%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 49 (30.06%) Office 365
2 15 (9.20%) Azure
3 6 (3.68%) OneDrive
4 5 (3.07%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.61%) IaaS
5 1 (0.61%) Power Automate
5 1 (0.61%) Power Platform
5 1 (0.61%) PowerApps
5 1 (0.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 151 (92.64%) WAN
2 67 (41.10%) Firewall
3 46 (28.22%) Wireless
4 32 (19.63%) VPN
5 30 (18.40%) TCP/IP
5 30 (18.40%) VLAN
6 27 (16.56%) DHCP
6 27 (16.56%) Network Security
7 24 (14.72%) DNS
7 24 (14.72%) VoIP
8 23 (14.11%) WLAN
9 21 (12.88%) Cisco ASA
9 21 (12.88%) MPLS
9 21 (12.88%) SAN
10 11 (6.75%) BGP
10 11 (6.75%) OSPF
11 10 (6.13%) EIGRP
11 10 (6.13%) Skype
11 10 (6.13%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (5.52%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (12.27%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.68%) MySQL
3 3 (1.84%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.84%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.84%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.61%) Power BI
General
1 19 (11.66%) Finance
2 8 (4.91%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.29%) Public Sector
4 4 (2.45%) Legal
4 4 (2.45%) Retail
5 3 (1.84%) Back Office
5 3 (1.84%) Police
6 2 (1.23%) Advertising
6 2 (1.23%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.61%) Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Law
Job Titles
1 50 (30.67%) IT Support
2 29 (17.79%) Analyst
3 21 (12.88%) Support Engineer
4 16 (9.82%) Support Analyst
5 15 (9.20%) 2nd Line Support
5 15 (9.20%) 3rd Line Support
6 14 (8.59%) Network Engineer
7 12 (7.36%) IT Manager
8 11 (6.75%) IT Engineer
8 11 (6.75%) Service Manager
9 10 (6.13%) Consultant
9 10 (6.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (6.13%) IT Services Manager
9 10 (6.13%) IT Support Engineer
9 10 (6.13%) IT Technical Manager
9 10 (6.13%) Network Consultant
9 10 (6.13%) Technical Manager
9 10 (6.13%) Technical Services Manager
10 9 (5.52%) Senior Network Engineer
11 8 (4.91%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.61%) PostGIS
1 1 (0.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 36 (22.09%) Data Centre
2 16 (9.82%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.52%) Driving Licence
5 5 (3.07%) CCTV
5 5 (3.07%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.84%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.84%) Reinsurance
7 1 (0.61%) Clustering
7 1 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.61%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.61%) User Experience
7 1 (0.61%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 100 (61.35%) Windows
2 66 (40.49%) Windows Server
3 51 (31.29%) Linux
4 22 (13.50%) Windows 10
5 20 (12.27%) Windows 7
6 18 (11.04%) Windows Server 2016
7 14 (8.59%) Windows Server 2019
8 9 (5.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (3.68%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (3.07%) Android
10 5 (3.07%) Apple iOS
10 5 (3.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (3.07%) Windows 8
11 4 (2.45%) CentOS
12 3 (1.84%) HPUX
12 3 (1.84%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (1.84%) Solaris
12 3 (1.84%) Unix
12 3 (1.84%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (26.99%) Incident Management
2 43 (26.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 28 (17.18%) ITIL
3 28 (17.18%) Problem-Solving
4 26 (15.95%) Disaster Recovery
5 16 (9.82%) Mentoring
6 14 (8.59%) Problem Management
7 13 (7.98%) Information Security
7 13 (7.98%) Mobile Device Management
8 12 (7.36%) Migration
8 12 (7.36%) Presales
8 12 (7.36%) Project Delivery
8 12 (7.36%) Server Management
9 11 (6.75%) Data Entry
9 11 (6.75%) Load Balancing
10 10 (6.13%) Change Management
10 10 (6.13%) Computer Science
11 9 (5.52%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (4.91%) Network Management
12 8 (4.91%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (11.66%) SQL
2 13 (7.98%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.23%) Perl
3 2 (1.23%) Python
4 1 (0.61%) C
Qualifications
1 34 (20.86%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (17.18%) CCNP
3 18 (11.04%) Security Cleared
4 17 (10.43%) SC Cleared
5 16 (9.82%) Degree
6 13 (7.98%) CCIE
7 10 (6.13%) CCNA
8 7 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (3.07%) CCDP
10 4 (2.45%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 3 (1.84%) HND
11 3 (1.84%) MCSA
11 3 (1.84%) MCSE
11 3 (1.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (1.23%) CISSP
13 1 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
13 1 (0.61%) CCSP
13 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (21.47%) SLA
2 12 (7.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 73 (44.79%) Active Directory
2 19 (11.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (7.36%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.45%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (2.45%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (1.84%) VMware Server
5 3 (1.84%) vSphere
5 3 (1.84%) XenApp
5 3 (1.84%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.61%) Firmware
6 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 13 (7.98%) SCCM
2 8 (4.91%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (3.07%) vCenter Server
4 4 (2.45%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.84%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.84%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (1.84%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.61%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.61%) WSUS
Vendors
1 70 (42.94%) Microsoft
2 69 (42.33%) Cisco
3 54 (33.13%) VMware
4 21 (12.88%) Citrix
4 21 (12.88%) Juniper
5 19 (11.66%) HP
6 15 (9.20%) CheckPoint
7 11 (6.75%) SonicWALL
8 9 (5.52%) F5
8 9 (5.52%) FireEye
8 9 (5.52%) Infoblox
8 9 (5.52%) SolarWinds
8 9 (5.52%) Veeam
9 8 (4.91%) Meraki
10 5 (3.07%) Oracle
10 5 (3.07%) Red Hat
11 4 (2.45%) Dell
11 4 (2.45%) McAfee
12 3 (1.84%) Capita
12 3 (1.84%) Nortel