Period
to 17 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 17 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
UK
6 months to
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 233 142 136
Rank change year-on-year -91 -6 +23
Permanent jobs citing LAN 1,854 1,216 3,685
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.53% 2.38% 2.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.79% 15.25% 16.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1,556 1,012 2,941
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,750 £24,000
25th Percentile £34,250 £34,000 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
75th Percentile £58,750 £58,750 £56,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +3.90%

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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 15,729 7,975 22,219
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.95% 15.64% 15.66%
Number of salaries quoted 10,870 6,444 17,045
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -0.99% +12.22% -5.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing LAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for LAN in the UK

LAN
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for LAN in the UK

LAN
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing LAN over the 6 months to 17 September 2021.

Salary histogram for LAN in the UK

LAN
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the UK over the 6 months to 17 September 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
England -81 1,634 £45,000 -4.26% 414
UK excluding London -57 1,311 £42,500 +3.66% 355
London -152 440 £51,000 -4.67% 76
South East -30 334 £44,000 +12.82% 97
North of England -40 325 £42,500 +6.25% 101
Work from Home -131 307 £50,000 -4.76% 46
Midlands -55 253 £42,500 - 66
North West -27 201 £45,000 -10.00% 63
West Midlands -78 139 £42,500 -3.41% 41
South West -66 138 £41,750 +19.29% 50
East of England -56 125 £42,500 -10.53% 23
East Midlands -7 113 £43,000 +14.67% 24
Yorkshire -75 100 £40,750 +5.84% 25
Scotland -44 79 £39,000 -22.00% 8
Wales -28 59 £42,500 +7.59% 10
North East -35 24 £34,000 -9.33% 13
Northern Ireland -42 3 - -

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 with a requirement for LAN.

1 1,584 (85.44%) WAN
2 985 (53.13%) Firewall
3 847 (45.69%) Cisco
4 804 (43.37%) Windows
5 800 (43.15%) Microsoft
6 727 (39.21%) Active Directory
7 640 (34.52%) Microsoft 365
8 603 (32.52%) Azure
9 547 (29.50%) VMware
10 517 (27.89%) Windows Server
11 491 (26.48%) Social Skills
12 467 (25.19%) VPN
13 396 (21.36%) Cisco Certification
14 389 (20.98%) TCP/IP
15 378 (20.39%) DNS
16 367 (19.80%) ITIL
17 362 (19.53%) VMware Infrastructure
18 357 (19.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 319 (17.21%) DHCP
20 317 (17.10%) Data Centre
21 294 (15.86%) Wi-Fi
22 289 (15.59%) Wireless
23 271 (14.62%) Linux
24 266 (14.35%) CCNP
25 261 (14.08%) Hyper-V
26 239 (12.89%) CCNA
27 237 (12.78%) Windows 10
28 233 (12.57%) Problem-Solving
29 227 (12.24%) PowerShell
30 225 (12.14%) Microsoft Office

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 207 (11.17%) MS Exchange
2 127 (6.85%) SharePoint
3 67 (3.61%) IIS
4 41 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2013
5 36 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 17 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
7 13 (0.70%) Apache
8 11 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 10 (0.54%) nginx
9 10 (0.54%) Skype for Business
9 10 (0.54%) Tomcat
10 9 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (0.38%) Confluence
12 5 (0.27%) ejabberd
13 4 (0.22%) SAS
14 3 (0.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.16%) OpenStack
14 3 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
15 2 (0.11%) CMS
15 2 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 225 (12.14%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (2.37%) MS Visio
3 25 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.054%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.054%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.054%) Weka
Business Applications
1 17 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.76%) Sentinel
3 7 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.16%) Exchequer
4 3 (0.16%) Magento
4 3 (0.16%) Sage 300 ERP
4 3 (0.16%) Sage CRM
5 1 (0.054%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.054%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.054%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 640 (34.52%) Microsoft 365
2 603 (32.52%) Azure
3 223 (12.03%) AWS
4 110 (5.93%) Azure Active Directory
4 110 (5.93%) IaaS
5 88 (4.75%) PaaS
6 57 (3.07%) SaaS
7 31 (1.67%) OneDrive
8 28 (1.51%) GCP
9 23 (1.24%) Power Platform
10 19 (1.02%) Mimecast
11 17 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
12 16 (0.86%) Azure Storage
13 15 (0.81%) Cloudflare
14 14 (0.76%) Amazon EKS
14 14 (0.76%) Azure Sentinel
14 14 (0.76%) OpenShift
15 12 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
16 11 (0.59%) AWS CodeCommit
16 11 (0.59%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 1,584 (85.44%) WAN
2 985 (53.13%) Firewall
3 467 (25.19%) VPN
4 389 (20.98%) TCP/IP
5 378 (20.39%) DNS
6 319 (17.21%) DHCP
7 294 (15.86%) Wi-Fi
8 289 (15.59%) Wireless
9 201 (10.84%) Network Security
10 199 (10.73%) VLAN
11 192 (10.36%) MPLS
12 182 (9.82%) VoIP
13 167 (9.01%) WLAN
14 157 (8.47%) SAN
15 148 (7.98%) BGP
16 132 (7.12%) OSPF
17 129 (6.96%) Internet
18 124 (6.69%) SD-WAN
19 111 (5.99%) Cisco ASA
20 89 (4.80%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (7.34%) SQL Server
2 27 (1.46%) MySQL
3 14 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (0.70%) MongoDB
5 11 (0.59%) Big Data
5 11 (0.59%) NoSQL
6 9 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
7 8 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
7 8 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (0.38%) OLAP
8 7 (0.38%) OLTP
9 5 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (0.27%) Data Lake
9 5 (0.27%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.27%) SQL Server 2019
10 3 (0.16%) Data Vault
10 3 (0.16%) Power BI
10 3 (0.16%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.16%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 30 (1.62%) JIRA
2 27 (1.46%) Git (software)
3 26 (1.40%) Jenkins
4 19 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 14 (0.76%) Bitbucket
6 12 (0.65%) GitLab
7 11 (0.59%) Vagrant
8 10 (0.54%) Selenium
9 8 (0.43%) Visual Studio
10 6 (0.32%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (0.22%) eggPlant
12 2 (0.11%) LoadRunner
12 2 (0.11%) Zephyr
13 1 (0.054%) MSI
13 1 (0.054%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 491 (26.48%) Social Skills
2 190 (10.25%) Finance
3 171 (9.22%) Telecoms
4 165 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
5 89 (4.80%) Public Sector
6 86 (4.64%) Banking
7 78 (4.21%) Manufacturing
8 76 (4.10%) Organisational Skills
9 40 (2.16%) Local Government
10 39 (2.10%) Law
11 38 (2.05%) Documentation Skills
12 35 (1.89%) Retail
13 34 (1.83%) Legal
14 27 (1.46%) Marketing
15 21 (1.13%) Advertising
15 21 (1.13%) Aerospace
16 20 (1.08%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 20 (1.08%) Influencing Skills
17 17 (0.92%) Presentation Skills
18 15 (0.81%) Games
Job Titles
1 415 (22.38%) Network Engineer
2 259 (13.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 178 (9.60%) Support Engineer
4 176 (9.49%) Analyst
5 147 (7.93%) IT Support
6 146 (7.87%) Architect
7 142 (7.66%) IT Engineer
8 113 (6.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 100 (5.39%) Consultant
10 99 (5.34%) Senior Network Engineer
11 82 (4.42%) 2nd Line Support
12 79 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support
13 72 (3.88%) IT Manager
14 71 (3.83%) Support Analyst
15 70 (3.78%) IT Support Engineer
16 65 (3.51%) Administrator
17 59 (3.18%) Infrastructure Manager
18 56 (3.02%) Cisco Engineer
19 52 (2.80%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 52 (2.80%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (2.10%) LDAP
2 24 (1.29%) .NET
3 21 (1.13%) 802.1X
4 18 (0.97%) .NET Core
4 18 (0.97%) AngularJS
5 15 (0.81%) JSON
6 11 (0.59%) ASP.NET
6 11 (0.59%) Django
6 11 (0.59%) Express
6 11 (0.59%) MEAN Stack
6 11 (0.59%) Node.js
6 11 (0.59%) Ruby on Rails
7 9 (0.49%) HTML
7 9 (0.49%) XMPP
8 8 (0.43%) React
9 7 (0.38%) ARM Templates
9 7 (0.38%) Web Services
10 6 (0.32%) SAML
11 5 (0.27%) SOAP
11 5 (0.27%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 317 (17.10%) Data Centre
2 96 (5.18%) Management Information System
3 78 (4.21%) Self-Motivation
4 77 (4.15%) Driving Licence
5 61 (3.29%) Public Cloud
6 47 (2.54%) Clustering
7 39 (2.10%) Video Conferencing
8 34 (1.83%) Hybrid Cloud
8 34 (1.83%) PKI
9 28 (1.51%) User Experience
10 21 (1.13%) Fibre Optics
11 19 (1.02%) Virtual Team
12 16 (0.86%) Fat Client
12 16 (0.86%) FMCG
12 16 (0.86%) Thin Client
13 15 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
14 14 (0.76%) Private Cloud
14 14 (0.76%) Smartphone
15 13 (0.70%) Client/Server
16 12 (0.65%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 804 (43.37%) Windows
2 517 (27.89%) Windows Server
3 271 (14.62%) Linux
4 237 (12.78%) Windows 10
5 201 (10.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 177 (9.55%) Windows Server 2016
7 154 (8.31%) Windows Server 2019
8 133 (7.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 72 (3.88%) Windows 7
10 52 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
11 45 (2.43%) Android
12 35 (1.89%) Unix
13 28 (1.51%) Apple iOS
14 26 (1.40%) Windows 8
15 23 (1.24%) Mac OS
16 20 (1.08%) CentOS
17 19 (1.02%) Debian
18 17 (0.92%) Mac OS X
19 16 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 10 (0.54%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 367 (19.80%) ITIL
2 357 (19.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 233 (12.57%) Problem-Solving
4 194 (10.46%) Project Management
5 147 (7.93%) Disaster Recovery
6 136 (7.34%) Mentoring
7 123 (6.63%) Service Delivery
8 122 (6.58%) Presales
9 113 (6.09%) Change Management
10 109 (5.88%) Project Delivery
11 103 (5.56%) Cybersecurity
12 97 (5.23%) Network Design
13 95 (5.12%) Migration
14 94 (5.07%) High Availability
15 93 (5.02%) Stakeholder Management
16 90 (4.85%) DevOps
17 87 (4.69%) Agile Software Development
18 76 (4.10%) Customer Requirements
19 74 (3.99%) Incident Management
19 74 (3.99%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 227 (12.24%) PowerShell
2 109 (5.88%) SQL
3 71 (3.83%) Python
4 35 (1.89%) Bash Shell
5 32 (1.73%) C
6 26 (1.40%) Perl
7 25 (1.35%) C#
8 24 (1.29%) PHP
9 19 (1.02%) Java
10 17 (0.92%) C++
11 16 (0.86%) VB.NET
12 14 (0.76%) JavaScript
13 11 (0.59%) Ruby
13 11 (0.59%) VB
14 10 (0.54%) Shell Script
15 8 (0.43%) Go
15 8 (0.43%) T-SQL
16 6 (0.32%) VBScript
17 1 (0.054%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 396 (21.36%) Cisco Certification
2 266 (14.35%) CCNP
3 239 (12.89%) CCNA
4 138 (7.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 113 (6.09%) Degree
6 111 (5.99%) Security Cleared
7 91 (4.91%) MCSE
8 90 (4.85%) SC Cleared
9 82 (4.42%) MCSA
10 61 (3.29%) CCIE
11 43 (2.32%) JNCIA
12 36 (1.94%) CISSP
13 32 (1.73%) CCDP
14 31 (1.67%) MCP
15 30 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
16 29 (1.56%) JNCIS
17 26 (1.40%) MCITP
18 23 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
19 22 (1.19%) CISM
20 18 (0.97%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (6.58%) SLA
2 49 (2.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (1.29%) PMO
4 23 (1.24%) GDPR
5 17 (0.92%) Cyber Essentials
6 12 (0.65%) NIST
7 11 (0.59%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 7 (0.38%) QA
10 6 (0.32%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.11%) HL7
12 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (0.11%) ITGC
13 1 (0.054%) Accessibility
13 1 (0.054%) GRC
13 1 (0.054%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.054%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 727 (39.21%) Active Directory
2 362 (19.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 261 (14.08%) Hyper-V
4 69 (3.72%) XenApp
5 66 (3.56%) vSphere
6 65 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
7 41 (2.21%) Docker
8 36 (1.94%) Terminal Server
9 30 (1.62%) XenDesktop
10 28 (1.51%) Virtual Servers
11 21 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
12 20 (1.08%) VMware NSX
13 16 (0.86%) Virtual Desktop
14 14 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
15 12 (0.65%) VMware Server
16 11 (0.59%) KVM
17 10 (0.54%) iptables
17 10 (0.54%) ProxySG
17 10 (0.54%) QEMU
18 8 (0.43%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 144 (7.77%) SCCM
2 105 (5.66%) Microsoft Intune
3 63 (3.40%) FortiGate
4 57 (3.07%) Terraform
5 56 (3.02%) Ansible
6 42 (2.27%) Single Sign-On
7 40 (2.16%) WSUS
8 36 (1.94%) Kubernetes
9 29 (1.56%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 23 (1.24%) Cisco CUCM
11 22 (1.19%) Cisco Prime
12 21 (1.13%) Puppet
13 19 (1.02%) Cisco UCCX
13 19 (1.02%) vCenter Server
14 17 (0.92%) NetBackup
15 15 (0.81%) Backup Exec
16 13 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
16 13 (0.70%) ZABBIX
17 12 (0.65%) Nagios
17 12 (0.65%) SCOM
Vendors
1 847 (45.69%) Cisco
2 800 (43.15%) Microsoft
3 547 (29.50%) VMware
4 212 (11.43%) Citrix
5 199 (10.73%) Palo Alto
6 175 (9.44%) Juniper
7 168 (9.06%) CheckPoint
8 127 (6.85%) Meraki
9 110 (5.93%) SolarWinds
10 105 (5.66%) Veeam
11 104 (5.61%) F5
12 101 (5.45%) HP
13 94 (5.07%) Aruba
14 74 (3.99%) Dell
14 74 (3.99%) Fortinet
15 59 (3.18%) Apple
16 55 (2.97%) SonicWALL
17 43 (2.32%) Oracle
18 41 (2.21%) Red Hat
19 40 (2.16%) Avaya