Period
to 2 April 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 2 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
England > South West
6 months to
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 97 147 158
Rank change year-on-year +50 +11 -43
Permanent jobs citing LAN 246 208 220
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 3.17% 2.08% 2.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.90% 13.22% 11.57%
Number of salaries quoted 229 186 191
Median annual salary £37,500 £41,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.54% +7.89% +17.75%
10th Percentile £24,250 £24,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £70,250 £68,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £44,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year -3.41% - +3.53%

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 1,374 1,573 1,901
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 17.73% 15.74% 18.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1,087 1,172 1,496
Median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £24,625 £26,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year - +2.15% +3.33%

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 2 April 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 2 April 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 +40 98 £35,500 -16.47% 4
Dorset +23 43 £29,000 -29.27% 13
Bristol +33 40 £45,000 +12.50% 12
Gloucestershire -7 29 £42,500 -5.56% 8
Somerset +35 21 £50,000 +36.05% 1
Devon +8 13 £35,000 +0.72% 11
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 2 April 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.

1 215 (87.40%) WAN
2 126 (51.22%) Windows
3 123 (50.00%) Cisco
4 111 (45.12%) Firewall
5 93 (37.80%) Microsoft
6 84 (34.15%) Wireless
7 80 (32.52%) Active Directory
8 74 (30.08%) Office 365
8 74 (30.08%) Windows Server
9 69 (28.05%) VMware
10 62 (25.20%) Data Centre
11 61 (24.80%) Cisco Certification
12 55 (22.36%) SLA
13 52 (21.14%) VLAN
14 50 (20.33%) CCNP
15 48 (19.51%) VMware Infrastructure
16 47 (19.11%) Microsoft Office
17 46 (18.70%) Network Security
18 45 (18.29%) Cisco ASA
18 45 (18.29%) Windows 10
19 44 (17.89%) VPN
20 43 (17.48%) Linux
21 42 (17.07%) Problem-Solving
22 39 (15.85%) MS Exchange
23 37 (15.04%) Windows 7
24 36 (14.63%) Mentoring
24 36 (14.63%) ITIL
25 35 (14.23%) DHCP
25 35 (14.23%) Azure
26 34 (13.82%) WLAN

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 39 (15.85%) MS Exchange
2 28 (11.38%) Exchange Server 2013
3 17 (6.91%) SharePoint
4 12 (4.88%) Skype for Business
5 8 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.81%) IIS
7 1 (0.41%) Apache
7 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 47 (19.11%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.03%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.22%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 74 (30.08%) Office 365
2 35 (14.23%) Azure
3 9 (3.66%) OneDrive
4 6 (2.44%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (2.44%) SaaS
5 3 (1.22%) IaaS
6 2 (0.81%) AWS
7 1 (0.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 215 (87.40%) WAN
2 111 (45.12%) Firewall
3 84 (34.15%) Wireless
4 52 (21.14%) VLAN
5 46 (18.70%) Network Security
6 45 (18.29%) Cisco ASA
7 44 (17.89%) VPN
8 35 (14.23%) DHCP
9 34 (13.82%) WLAN
10 32 (13.01%) DNS
10 32 (13.01%) MPLS
11 31 (12.60%) TCP/IP
12 27 (10.98%) VoIP
13 25 (10.16%) SAN
14 22 (8.94%) OSPF
15 21 (8.54%) BGP
16 19 (7.72%) Cisco Firepower
16 19 (7.72%) Cisco ISE
17 15 (6.10%) IPsec
18 14 (5.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.35%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.63%) MySQL
3 3 (1.22%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.22%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.81%) JIRA
General
1 31 (12.60%) Finance
2 17 (6.91%) Telecoms
3 13 (5.28%) Retail
4 8 (3.25%) Legal
5 6 (2.44%) Banking
6 5 (2.03%) Public Sector
7 4 (1.63%) Advertising
8 3 (1.22%) Back Office
8 3 (1.22%) Police
9 2 (0.81%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.81%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.41%) Law
Job Titles
1 45 (18.29%) Network Engineer
2 43 (17.48%) Support Engineer
3 41 (16.67%) Analyst
4 34 (13.82%) IT Support
5 25 (10.16%) Consultant
6 24 (9.76%) Support Analyst
7 23 (9.35%) Network Consultant
8 19 (7.72%) 2nd Line Support
9 17 (6.91%) IT Engineer
10 15 (6.10%) IT Manager
11 14 (5.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 14 (5.69%) Service Analyst
11 14 (5.69%) Service Desk Analyst
12 13 (5.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 13 (5.28%) Cisco Engineer
12 13 (5.28%) IT Support Engineer
13 12 (4.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 12 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 12 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support
13 12 (4.88%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.81%) Web Services
2 1 (0.41%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.41%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 62 (25.20%) Data Centre
2 19 (7.72%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (5.28%) Driving Licence
5 8 (3.25%) Private Cloud
6 6 (2.44%) User Experience
7 5 (2.03%) CCTV
7 5 (2.03%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (2.03%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.63%) Cybercrime
8 4 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.63%) Mobile Computing
9 3 (1.22%) Reinsurance
10 1 (0.41%) BYOD
10 1 (0.41%) Clustering
10 1 (0.41%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.41%) Replication
10 1 (0.41%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.41%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 126 (51.22%) Windows
2 74 (30.08%) Windows Server
3 45 (18.29%) Windows 10
4 43 (17.48%) Linux
5 37 (15.04%) Windows 7
6 24 (9.76%) Windows Server 2016
7 20 (8.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (7.72%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (6.50%) Windows 8
10 15 (6.10%) Windows Server 2019
11 5 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.63%) Android
12 4 (1.63%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.63%) CentOS
12 4 (1.63%) Mac OS
13 3 (1.22%) HPUX
13 3 (1.22%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (1.22%) Solaris
13 3 (1.22%) Unix
13 3 (1.22%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (17.07%) Problem-Solving
2 36 (14.63%) ITIL
2 36 (14.63%) Mentoring
3 32 (13.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 29 (11.79%) Disaster Recovery
5 28 (11.38%) Incident Management
6 25 (10.16%) Presales
7 24 (9.76%) Project Delivery
8 20 (8.13%) Information Security
8 20 (8.13%) Migration
9 17 (6.91%) Data Entry
9 17 (6.91%) Network Virtualisation
10 16 (6.50%) Network Design
11 15 (6.10%) Network Monitoring
12 14 (5.69%) Cybersecurity
13 12 (4.88%) Mobile Device Management
13 12 (4.88%) Problem Management
13 12 (4.88%) Server Management
14 11 (4.47%) Load Balancing
14 11 (4.47%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (7.72%) SQL
2 15 (6.10%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.22%) C
3 3 (1.22%) Python
4 2 (0.81%) Perl
Qualifications
1 61 (24.80%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (20.33%) CCNP
3 27 (10.98%) Security Cleared
4 24 (9.76%) CCIE
4 24 (9.76%) CCNA
5 22 (8.94%) SC Cleared
6 19 (7.72%) CCDP
7 15 (6.10%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 15 (6.10%) Degree
8 10 (4.07%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (2.03%) DV Cleared
10 5 (2.03%) MCSA
11 4 (1.63%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (1.63%) MCSE
12 3 (1.22%) CCSP
12 3 (1.22%) HND
13 2 (0.81%) CISSP
13 2 (0.81%) MCP
14 1 (0.41%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (22.36%) SLA
2 14 (5.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.81%) GDPR
3 2 (0.81%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.41%) GxP
4 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 80 (32.52%) Active Directory
2 48 (19.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (8.54%) Hyper-V
4 9 (3.66%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (2.85%) XenApp
6 6 (2.44%) vSphere
7 4 (1.63%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (1.63%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (1.22%) Firmware
8 3 (1.22%) VMware NSX
8 3 (1.22%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.41%) Docker
9 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 26 (10.57%) vCenter Server
2 21 (8.54%) Cisco Prime
3 14 (5.69%) SCCM
4 7 (2.85%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (2.03%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.22%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.22%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.81%) Trend Micro Deep Security
8 1 (0.41%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.41%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 123 (50.00%) Cisco
2 93 (37.80%) Microsoft
3 69 (28.05%) VMware
4 30 (12.20%) SolarWinds
5 29 (11.79%) Juniper
5 29 (11.79%) Meraki
6 27 (10.98%) Citrix
7 26 (10.57%) HP
8 16 (6.50%) Veeam
9 15 (6.10%) CheckPoint
10 14 (5.69%) Dell
11 10 (4.07%) SonicWALL
12 9 (3.66%) F5
12 9 (3.66%) FireEye
12 9 (3.66%) Infoblox
13 8 (3.25%) Oracle
14 5 (2.03%) Red Hat
15 4 (1.63%) Fortinet
15 4 (1.63%) McAfee
15 4 (1.63%) Palo Alto