Period
to 21 July 2018

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 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
UK
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 150 142 117
Rank change year-on-year -8 -25 -18
Permanent jobs citing LAN 3,929 4,392 5,589
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.25% 2.46% 2.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.79% 15.48% 16.32%
Number of salaries quoted 3,249 3,668 4,843
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.59% -0.59% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% -

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 26,560 28,378 34,247
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.18% 15.88% 16.89%
Number of salaries quoted 21,013 23,055 28,457
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for LAN in the UK

LAN
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LAN.

Salary trend for LAN in the UK

LAN
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing LAN over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Salary histogram for LAN in the UK

LAN
Top 16 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 21 July 2018. 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 -11 3,621 £45,000 +5.88% 414
UK excluding London -11 2,433 £40,000 +3.90% 325
London -23 1,368 £52,500 +5.00% 118
South East -11 780 £45,000 +12.50% 80
North of England -3 545 £37,500 - 106
Midlands +10 449 £40,000 +2.56% 50
North West -26 305 £40,000 +6.32% 63
East of England -37 265 £42,500 -0.58% 37
West Midlands -2 264 £39,000 +4.00% 25
South West -14 225 £38,000 +8.57% 23
Yorkshire +1 198 £35,000 +7.69% 35
East Midlands +31 189 £41,500 +3.75% 25
Wales +50 87 £30,000 -17.81% 14
Scotland -19 86 £38,500 -9.41% 12
North East +8 42 £32,500 -10.96% 8
Northern Ireland +3 21 £21,000 -30.00% 3

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, 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 3,361 (85.54%) WAN
2 1,975 (50.27%) Cisco
3 1,834 (46.68%) Windows
4 1,722 (43.83%) Firewall
5 1,416 (36.04%) Microsoft
6 1,387 (35.30%) Active Directory
7 1,307 (33.27%) VMware
8 1,068 (27.18%) Cisco Certification
9 1,027 (26.14%) Windows Server
10 1,007 (25.63%) ITIL
11 953 (24.26%) VPN
12 873 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
13 862 (21.94%) Data Centre
14 825 (21.00%) TCP/IP
15 806 (20.51%) Wireless
16 775 (19.73%) Office 365
17 741 (18.86%) DNS
17 741 (18.86%) CCNP
18 730 (18.58%) Finance
19 673 (17.13%) MS Exchange
20 642 (16.34%) Citrix
21 627 (15.96%) CCNA
22 571 (14.53%) DHCP
23 569 (14.48%) Windows Server 2008
24 550 (14.00%) Network Security
25 518 (13.18%) MPLS
25 518 (13.18%) Microsoft Azure
26 514 (13.08%) Microsoft Office
27 507 (12.90%) Linux
28 496 (12.62%) CheckPoint

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
1 673 (17.13%) MS Exchange
2 208 (5.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 197 (5.01%) SharePoint
4 166 (4.22%) Skype for Business
5 164 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 107 (2.72%) IIS
7 79 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2007
8 78 (1.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 39 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
10 35 (0.89%) Apache
10 35 (0.89%) IBM Notes
11 28 (0.71%) WebSphere
12 22 (0.56%) CMS
13 21 (0.53%) WordPress
14 18 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
15 16 (0.41%) WebLogic
16 15 (0.38%) OpenStack
17 13 (0.33%) JBoss
17 13 (0.33%) Office Communications Server
17 13 (0.33%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 514 (13.08%) Microsoft Office
2 84 (2.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 63 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 59 (1.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 29 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.10%) SOLIDWORKS
8 3 (0.076%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.051%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.025%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.025%) EPLAN
10 1 (0.025%) Mozilla Thunderbird
10 1 (0.025%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 26 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
2 13 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
3 7 (0.18%) Eikon
3 7 (0.18%) Elite 3E
4 5 (0.13%) Orchard Housing
5 4 (0.10%) Workfront
6 3 (0.076%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.076%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.051%) assyst
7 2 (0.051%) Maximo
7 2 (0.051%) Pegasus Opera
7 2 (0.051%) Sage 50
7 2 (0.051%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.025%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.025%) ION MarketView
8 1 (0.025%) Lawson
8 1 (0.025%) Raiser's Edge
8 1 (0.025%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.025%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 775 (19.73%) Office 365
2 518 (13.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 391 (9.95%) Amazon AWS
4 100 (2.55%) SaaS
5 97 (2.47%) IaaS
6 89 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
7 65 (1.65%) PaaS
8 46 (1.17%) G Suite
9 41 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
10 33 (0.84%) Mimecast
11 30 (0.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 24 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
13 23 (0.59%) Amazon S3
14 22 (0.56%) IBM Cloud
15 17 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
16 16 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
17 15 (0.38%) Akamai
17 15 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
17 15 (0.38%) Serverless
18 13 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3,361 (85.54%) WAN
2 1,722 (43.83%) Firewall
3 953 (24.26%) VPN
4 825 (21.00%) TCP/IP
5 806 (20.51%) Wireless
6 741 (18.86%) DNS
7 571 (14.53%) DHCP
8 550 (14.00%) Network Security
9 518 (13.18%) MPLS
10 484 (12.32%) VoIP
11 482 (12.27%) WLAN
12 472 (12.01%) SAN
13 465 (11.84%) VLAN
14 448 (11.40%) Cisco ASA
15 446 (11.35%) Wi-Fi
16 414 (10.54%) OSPF
17 409 (10.41%) BGP
18 319 (8.12%) Cisco Nexus
19 244 (6.21%) Cisco IOS
20 205 (5.22%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 320 (8.14%) SQL Server
2 70 (1.78%) MySQL
3 47 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 42 (1.07%) Big Data
5 23 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
6 21 (0.53%) Relational Database
6 21 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
7 19 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
8 18 (0.46%) SQL Server 2014
9 17 (0.43%) Hadoop
9 17 (0.43%) MongoDB
9 17 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
10 15 (0.38%) NoSQL
11 14 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
12 11 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
12 11 (0.28%) SQL Server 2016
13 9 (0.23%) Oracle Database
14 8 (0.20%) Amazon Redshift
15 7 (0.18%) Blockchain
15 7 (0.18%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 56 (1.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 43 (1.09%) Git (software)
3 34 (0.87%) Jenkins
4 25 (0.64%) Subversion
5 20 (0.51%) JIRA
6 19 (0.48%) Selenium
7 15 (0.38%) TeamCity
8 12 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
8 12 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (0.28%) Artifactory
10 9 (0.23%) InstallShield
11 8 (0.20%) Cucumber
11 8 (0.20%) Ranorex
12 7 (0.18%) JMeter
12 7 (0.18%) NUnit
12 7 (0.18%) SpecFlow
12 7 (0.18%) Visual Studio Team System
13 6 (0.15%) Maven
14 4 (0.10%) Vagrant
14 4 (0.10%) Visual Studio
General
1 730 (18.58%) Finance
2 291 (7.41%) Retail
3 244 (6.21%) Telecoms
4 187 (4.76%) Banking
5 78 (1.99%) Legal
6 75 (1.91%) Manufacturing
7 64 (1.63%) Law
8 63 (1.60%) Investment Banking
9 59 (1.50%) Advertising
10 58 (1.48%) Financial Institution
11 48 (1.22%) Marketing
12 34 (0.87%) Back Office
13 32 (0.81%) Publishing
14 27 (0.69%) Multimedia
15 26 (0.66%) Front Office
16 24 (0.61%) Games
17 17 (0.43%) Automotive
17 17 (0.43%) Electronics
18 15 (0.38%) Billing
18 15 (0.38%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 874 (22.24%) Network Engineer
2 634 (16.14%) Analyst
3 448 (11.40%) Support Engineer
4 423 (10.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 300 (7.64%) Architect
6 297 (7.56%) IT Support
7 276 (7.02%) Support Analyst
8 211 (5.37%) Senior Network Engineer
9 200 (5.09%) Cisco Engineer
10 191 (4.86%) IT Engineer
11 163 (4.15%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 159 (4.05%) Security Engineer
13 156 (3.97%) 2nd Line Support
14 154 (3.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 146 (3.72%) Desktop Support
16 141 (3.59%) Consultant
17 132 (3.36%) IT Analyst
18 130 (3.31%) Team Leader
19 125 (3.18%) IT Support Engineer
20 122 (3.11%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (1.88%) Middleware
2 59 (1.50%) 802.1X
3 54 (1.37%) Web Services
4 31 (0.79%) LAMP
5 27 (0.69%) FIX Protocol
5 27 (0.69%) LDAP
6 26 (0.66%) .NET
7 25 (0.64%) HTML
8 22 (0.56%) WebSphere MQ
9 20 (0.51%) XML
10 17 (0.43%) CSS
11 16 (0.41%) JSON
12 13 (0.33%) COM
13 12 (0.31%) WSH
14 9 (0.23%) Software Packaging
15 8 (0.20%) EDI
16 7 (0.18%) Gherkin
17 6 (0.15%) .NET Framework
17 6 (0.15%) Elastic Stack
17 6 (0.15%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 862 (21.94%) Data Centre
2 317 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
3 172 (4.38%) Self-Motivation
4 164 (4.17%) Management Information System
5 157 (4.00%) Driving Licence
6 146 (3.72%) Computer Science
7 115 (2.93%) Video Conferencing
8 89 (2.27%) Blackberry
9 83 (2.11%) Cyberthreat
10 77 (1.96%) Hedge funds
11 62 (1.58%) Clustering
12 61 (1.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 61 (1.55%) NHS
12 61 (1.55%) Replication
13 53 (1.35%) Private Cloud
13 53 (1.35%) Public Cloud
14 52 (1.32%) Fat Client
14 52 (1.32%) Thin Client
15 46 (1.17%) Virtual Team
16 44 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1,834 (46.68%) Windows
2 1,027 (26.14%) Windows Server
3 569 (14.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 507 (12.90%) Linux
5 490 (12.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 465 (11.84%) Windows 7
7 358 (9.11%) Windows 10
8 158 (4.02%) Unix
9 153 (3.89%) Windows Server 2003
10 117 (2.98%) Windows 8
11 80 (2.04%) Android
12 58 (1.48%) Apple iOS
13 57 (1.45%) Windows XP
14 53 (1.35%) Mac OS X
15 46 (1.17%) CentOS
16 44 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 33 (0.84%) Mac OS
18 32 (0.81%) Solaris
19 28 (0.71%) Ubuntu
20 18 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,007 (25.63%) ITIL
2 452 (11.50%) Problem-Solving
3 370 (9.42%) Project Management
4 283 (7.20%) Incident Management
5 277 (7.05%) Load Balancing
6 252 (6.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 252 (6.41%) Service Management
7 248 (6.31%) Network Management
8 232 (5.90%) Service Delivery
9 227 (5.78%) Presales
10 217 (5.52%) Network Design
11 201 (5.12%) Network Monitoring
12 190 (4.84%) Information Security
13 181 (4.61%) Kalman Filter
14 180 (4.58%) Migration
15 174 (4.43%) Change Management
16 164 (4.17%) PRINCE2
17 161 (4.10%) Root Cause Analysis
18 160 (4.07%) Problem Management
19 150 (3.82%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 355 (9.04%) SQL
2 299 (7.61%) PowerShell
3 201 (5.12%) Python
4 76 (1.93%) Bash Shell
5 62 (1.58%) C
6 47 (1.20%) PHP
7 45 (1.15%) Java
8 42 (1.07%) Shell Script
9 41 (1.04%) Perl
10 23 (0.59%) VBScript
11 19 (0.48%) Ruby
11 19 (0.48%) VB
12 14 (0.36%) T-SQL
13 13 (0.33%) JavaScript
14 8 (0.20%) Groovy
15 6 (0.15%) C#
16 4 (0.10%) Go
17 3 (0.076%) C++
17 3 (0.076%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1,068 (27.18%) Cisco Certification
2 741 (18.86%) CCNP
3 627 (15.96%) CCNA
4 379 (9.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 363 (9.24%) Degree
6 237 (6.03%) MCSE
7 219 (5.57%) Security Cleared
8 153 (3.89%) MCSA
9 152 (3.87%) SC Cleared
10 133 (3.39%) CCDP
11 132 (3.36%) MCP
12 116 (2.95%) CCIE
13 104 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
14 90 (2.29%) CISSP
15 87 (2.21%) DV Cleared
16 69 (1.76%) MCITP
17 63 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
18 49 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 47 (1.20%) JNCIP
20 35 (0.89%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 432 (11.00%) SLA
2 149 (3.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 93 (2.37%) PCI DSS
4 70 (1.78%) GDPR
5 41 (1.04%) Cyber Essentials
6 31 (0.79%) COBIT
7 28 (0.71%) PMO
8 26 (0.66%) QA
9 17 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 16 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 14 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 7 (0.18%) ISO 22301
13 6 (0.15%) GPG13
14 4 (0.10%) ISO 14001
14 4 (0.10%) ISO 9001
14 4 (0.10%) NIST 800
14 4 (0.10%) PMBOK
15 3 (0.076%) Data Quality
15 3 (0.076%) ISAE 3402
15 3 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1,387 (35.30%) Active Directory
2 873 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 480 (12.22%) Hyper-V
4 196 (4.99%) VMware ESXi
5 126 (3.21%) XenApp
6 120 (3.05%) vSphere
7 81 (2.06%) XenDesktop
8 62 (1.58%) Firmware
9 57 (1.45%) Terminal Services
10 51 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
11 50 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
12 48 (1.22%) VMware NSX
13 45 (1.15%) Virtual Desktop
14 44 (1.12%) XenServer
15 24 (0.61%) Docker
16 18 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 18 (0.46%) ProxySG
17 17 (0.43%) NFS
18 14 (0.36%) MetaFrame
18 14 (0.36%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 224 (5.70%) SCCM
2 98 (2.49%) Cisco Prime
3 89 (2.27%) Backup Exec
3 89 (2.27%) Cisco CUCM
4 78 (1.99%) Nagios
5 75 (1.91%) Ansible
6 65 (1.65%) Puppet
6 65 (1.65%) WSUS
7 64 (1.63%) SCOM
8 62 (1.58%) FortiGate
9 55 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
10 50 (1.27%) Cisco LMS
10 50 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
10 50 (1.27%) Opsview
11 47 (1.20%) AirWatch
12 42 (1.07%) vCenter Server
13 40 (1.02%) SolarWinds Orion
14 38 (0.97%) QRadar
15 27 (0.69%) TrustSec
16 25 (0.64%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1,975 (50.27%) Cisco
2 1,416 (36.04%) Microsoft
3 1,307 (33.27%) VMware
4 642 (16.34%) Citrix
5 496 (12.62%) CheckPoint
6 448 (11.40%) HP
7 366 (9.32%) Juniper
8 294 (7.48%) F5
9 292 (7.43%) SolarWinds
10 210 (5.34%) Palo Alto
11 195 (4.96%) Fortinet
12 166 (4.22%) Oracle
13 159 (4.05%) Meraki
14 148 (3.77%) NetApp
15 133 (3.39%) Avaya
16 129 (3.28%) Veeam
17 128 (3.26%) Dell
18 117 (2.98%) Riverbed
19 106 (2.70%) Apple
19 106 (2.70%) ServiceNow