Period
to 28 January 2022

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 28 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
UK
6 months to
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 225 179 136
Rank change year-on-year -46 -43 +20
Permanent jobs citing LAN 2,105 1,275 3,183
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.61% 1.96% 2.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.13% 14.02% 16.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1,781 1,090 2,534
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £24,250
25th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% -2.30%
75th Percentile £58,750 £58,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 17,359 9,095 18,862
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.30% 14.01% 15.01%
Number of salaries quoted 11,055 7,266 15,072
10th Percentile £27,750 £28,750 £26,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £32,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £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 28 January 2022.

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 28 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -44 1,833 £43,000 -4.44% 413
UK excluding London -37 1,425 £42,500 - 342
London -60 523 £47,500 -13.64% 94
South East +9 391 £47,500 +5.56% 74
North of England -43 387 £40,000 -5.88% 112
Work from Home -99 354 £55,000 +4.76% 61
Midlands -30 248 £42,500 +3.66% 68
North West -38 224 £40,000 -11.11% 39
West Midlands -18 154 £42,500 -3.41% 43
South West -33 149 £35,750 -15.88% 36
East of England -60 128 £41,500 -12.63% 29
Yorkshire -54 112 £42,500 +5.59% 54
East Midlands -45 80 £44,000 +10.00% 24
Wales -3 61 £42,500 -4.49% 7
Scotland -47 56 £35,000 -19.54% 12
North East -12 51 £40,000 +11.11% 19
Northern Ireland -31 9 £40,000 -11.11% 4

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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 1,767 (83.94%) WAN
2 985 (46.79%) Microsoft
3 952 (45.23%) Windows
4 927 (44.04%) Cisco
5 925 (43.94%) Firewall
6 899 (42.71%) Active Directory
7 846 (40.19%) Microsoft 365
8 730 (34.68%) Azure
9 584 (27.74%) VMware
10 540 (25.65%) VPN
11 538 (25.56%) Social Skills
12 537 (25.51%) Windows Server
13 518 (24.61%) TCP/IP
14 467 (22.19%) DNS
15 432 (20.52%) ITIL
16 403 (19.14%) VMware Infrastructure
17 396 (18.81%) Cisco Certification
18 379 (18.00%) Wireless
19 374 (17.77%) DHCP
20 372 (17.67%) Windows 10
21 363 (17.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 361 (17.15%) Data Centre
23 346 (16.44%) Wi-Fi
24 340 (16.15%) Problem-Solving
25 321 (15.25%) Linux
26 285 (13.54%) Hyper-V
27 252 (11.97%) CCNP
27 252 (11.97%) Network Security
28 250 (11.88%) WLAN
29 248 (11.78%) Juniper

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
1 163 (7.74%) MS Exchange
2 152 (7.22%) SharePoint
3 64 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 47 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2013
5 45 (2.14%) IIS
6 44 (2.09%) Skype for Business
7 38 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2007
8 20 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
9 17 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 15 (0.71%) OpenStack
11 10 (0.48%) Apache
12 8 (0.38%) WebSphere
13 7 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
14 6 (0.29%) CMS
14 6 (0.29%) Liferay
15 5 (0.24%) Confluence
16 2 (0.095%) nginx
17 1 (0.048%) Apache Spark
17 1 (0.048%) Cloud Foundry
17 1 (0.048%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 231 (10.97%) Microsoft Office
2 49 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 42 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 34 (1.62%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.095%) Weka
Business Applications
1 15 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.24%) Sentinel
4 3 (0.14%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.095%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.095%) Toggl
6 1 (0.048%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 846 (40.19%) Microsoft 365
2 730 (34.68%) Azure
3 241 (11.45%) AWS
4 136 (6.46%) IaaS
5 133 (6.32%) Azure Active Directory
6 118 (5.61%) PaaS
7 94 (4.47%) SaaS
8 37 (1.76%) OneDrive
9 36 (1.71%) GCP
10 29 (1.38%) Power Platform
11 24 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
12 18 (0.86%) Azure Monitor
12 18 (0.86%) OpenShift
13 17 (0.81%) Azure Sentinel
13 17 (0.81%) Google Workspace
13 17 (0.81%) Mimecast
14 12 (0.57%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 11 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
16 10 (0.48%) AWS Direct Connect
17 9 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1,767 (83.94%) WAN
2 925 (43.94%) Firewall
3 540 (25.65%) VPN
4 518 (24.61%) TCP/IP
5 467 (22.19%) DNS
6 379 (18.00%) Wireless
7 374 (17.77%) DHCP
8 346 (16.44%) Wi-Fi
9 252 (11.97%) Network Security
10 250 (11.88%) WLAN
11 241 (11.45%) BGP
12 223 (10.59%) VoIP
13 213 (10.12%) VLAN
14 192 (9.12%) MPLS
15 179 (8.50%) OSPF
16 174 (8.27%) SAN
17 143 (6.79%) Cisco ASA
18 135 (6.41%) IPsec
19 108 (5.13%) SD-WAN
20 106 (5.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (6.70%) SQL Server
2 76 (3.61%) MySQL
3 65 (3.09%) MariaDB
4 64 (3.04%) PostgreSQL
5 56 (2.66%) InfluxDB
6 16 (0.76%) DB2
7 13 (0.62%) Power BI
8 10 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (0.43%) SQL Server 2019
9 9 (0.43%) Tableau
10 6 (0.29%) Big Data
10 6 (0.29%) Data Lake
10 6 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (0.29%) SQL Server 2016
10 6 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.24%) OLAP
11 5 (0.24%) OLTP
11 5 (0.24%) Relational Database
12 4 (0.19%) MS Access
13 3 (0.14%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 33 (1.57%) Git (software)
2 26 (1.24%) Jenkins
3 21 (1.00%) JIRA
4 11 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 9 (0.43%) Visual Studio
6 7 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
7 6 (0.29%) Postman
8 5 (0.24%) Rational DOORS
9 4 (0.19%) eggPlant
9 4 (0.19%) Selenium
10 3 (0.14%) LoadRunner
10 3 (0.14%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (0.14%) Zephyr
11 2 (0.095%) Bitbucket
12 1 (0.048%) Burp Suite
12 1 (0.048%) Metasploit
12 1 (0.048%) MSI
12 1 (0.048%) Robot Framework
12 1 (0.048%) sqlmap
12 1 (0.048%) TeamCity
General
1 538 (25.56%) Social Skills
2 220 (10.45%) Finance
3 176 (8.36%) Analytical Skills
3 176 (8.36%) Telecoms
4 121 (5.75%) Organisational Skills
5 79 (3.75%) Manufacturing
6 60 (2.85%) Public Sector
7 59 (2.80%) Banking
7 59 (2.80%) Documentation Skills
8 53 (2.52%) Retail
9 47 (2.23%) Law
10 45 (2.14%) Legal
11 38 (1.81%) Marketing
12 29 (1.38%) Back Office
13 26 (1.24%) Presentation Skills
14 25 (1.19%) Advertising
15 20 (0.95%) Influencing Skills
16 18 (0.86%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 17 (0.81%) Games
18 15 (0.71%) Billing
Job Titles
1 484 (22.99%) Network Engineer
2 259 (12.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 256 (12.16%) Analyst
4 225 (10.69%) Support Engineer
5 214 (10.17%) IT Engineer
6 193 (9.17%) IT Support
7 134 (6.37%) Architect
8 133 (6.32%) Senior Network Engineer
9 113 (5.37%) IT Support Engineer
10 112 (5.32%) Support Analyst
11 110 (5.23%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 96 (4.56%) 2nd Line Support
13 87 (4.13%) Consultant
14 84 (3.99%) Cisco Engineer
15 82 (3.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 80 (3.80%) Infrastructure Manager
17 76 (3.61%) IT Manager
18 74 (3.52%) Systems Engineer
19 65 (3.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
20 63 (2.99%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (1.66%) LDAP
2 26 (1.24%) 802.1X
3 20 (0.95%) JSON
4 16 (0.76%) Web Services
5 11 (0.52%) .NET
6 9 (0.43%) HTML
7 8 (0.38%) CSS
7 8 (0.38%) WebSphere MQ
7 8 (0.38%) XMPP
8 7 (0.33%) Kafka
8 7 (0.33%) SAML
8 7 (0.33%) XML
9 6 (0.29%) Elastic Stack
9 6 (0.29%) RESTful
9 6 (0.29%) SOAP
9 6 (0.29%) XSD
10 5 (0.24%) ARM Templates
11 4 (0.19%) Middleware
11 4 (0.19%) WF
12 3 (0.14%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 361 (17.15%) Data Centre
2 142 (6.75%) Management Information System
3 79 (3.75%) Public Cloud
4 77 (3.66%) PKI
5 76 (3.61%) Self-Motivation
6 57 (2.71%) Driving Licence
7 43 (2.04%) Clustering
8 42 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
9 34 (1.62%) Data Protection Act
10 32 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
11 30 (1.43%) Replication
12 24 (1.14%) User Experience
13 20 (0.95%) Blackberry
13 20 (0.95%) Security Operations Centre
13 20 (0.95%) Virtual Team
14 19 (0.90%) Fat Client
14 19 (0.90%) Thin Client
15 18 (0.86%) EPoS
16 17 (0.81%) Blog
16 17 (0.81%) Fibre Optics
Operating Systems
1 952 (45.23%) Windows
2 537 (25.51%) Windows Server
3 372 (17.67%) Windows 10
4 321 (15.25%) Linux
5 221 (10.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 206 (9.79%) Windows Server 2016
7 183 (8.69%) Windows Server 2019
8 129 (6.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 112 (5.32%) Windows 7
10 62 (2.95%) CentOS
11 56 (2.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 53 (2.52%) Windows Server 2003
13 50 (2.38%) Apple iOS
13 50 (2.38%) Unix
14 46 (2.19%) Android
15 20 (0.95%) Mac OS
15 20 (0.95%) Windows 2000 Server
16 18 (0.86%) Mac OS X
16 18 (0.86%) Ubuntu
17 16 (0.76%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 432 (20.52%) ITIL
2 363 (17.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 340 (16.15%) Problem-Solving
4 210 (9.98%) Service Delivery
5 180 (8.55%) Project Management
6 162 (7.70%) Disaster Recovery
7 149 (7.08%) Cybersecurity
8 144 (6.84%) Agile Software Development
9 142 (6.75%) Network Design
10 129 (6.13%) Change Management
11 121 (5.75%) Time Management
12 117 (5.56%) Project Delivery
13 116 (5.51%) Incident Management
14 115 (5.46%) Load Balancing
15 113 (5.37%) Migration
16 112 (5.32%) Presales
17 108 (5.13%) Service Management
18 107 (5.08%) Mentoring
19 102 (4.85%) Business Continuity
20 95 (4.51%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 189 (8.98%) PowerShell
2 139 (6.60%) SQL
3 94 (4.47%) Python
4 51 (2.42%) Bash
5 26 (1.24%) Java
6 20 (0.95%) C
6 20 (0.95%) Perl
7 11 (0.52%) C#
8 9 (0.43%) JavaScript
8 9 (0.43%) VB.NET
9 7 (0.33%) SAPscript
10 6 (0.29%) Groovy
10 6 (0.29%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.19%) C++
11 4 (0.19%) VBScript
12 2 (0.095%) Go
12 2 (0.095%) R
12 2 (0.095%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.095%) VBA
13 1 (0.048%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 396 (18.81%) Cisco Certification
2 252 (11.97%) CCNP
3 227 (10.78%) CCNA
4 178 (8.46%) Degree
5 152 (7.22%) Security Cleared
6 150 (7.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 115 (5.46%) SC Cleared
8 87 (4.13%) MCSE
9 71 (3.37%) CCIE
10 69 (3.28%) DV Cleared
11 65 (3.09%) MCP
12 61 (2.90%) MCSA
13 47 (2.23%) JNCIA
14 39 (1.85%) MCITP
15 34 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
16 28 (1.33%) CCDP
17 27 (1.28%) CISSP
18 24 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 20 (0.95%) A+ Certification
20 19 (0.90%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 205 (9.74%) SLA
2 39 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 34 (1.62%) GDPR
4 28 (1.33%) PMO
5 25 (1.19%) Cyber Essentials
6 19 (0.90%) PCI DSS
7 14 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 12 (0.57%) NIST
9 11 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 8 (0.38%) QA
10 8 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 7 (0.33%) HIPAA
12 6 (0.29%) COBIT
13 5 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 4 (0.19%) GxP
14 4 (0.19%) HL7
14 4 (0.19%) NCSC
15 3 (0.14%) Accessibility
15 3 (0.14%) SOC 2
16 2 (0.095%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 899 (42.71%) Active Directory
2 403 (19.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 285 (13.54%) Hyper-V
4 111 (5.27%) vSphere
5 72 (3.42%) XenApp
6 56 (2.66%) VMware ESXi
7 27 (1.28%) VMware Workstation
7 27 (1.28%) XenDesktop
8 22 (1.05%) Docker
8 22 (1.05%) VMware NSX
9 17 (0.81%) Firmware
10 16 (0.76%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 14 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
12 12 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
13 11 (0.52%) BitLocker
14 9 (0.43%) Terminal Services
15 8 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
16 7 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 5 (0.24%) OpenAM
17 5 (0.24%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 181 (8.60%) SCCM
2 106 (5.04%) Microsoft Intune
3 98 (4.66%) Terraform
4 75 (3.56%) FortiGate
5 67 (3.18%) Ansible
6 60 (2.85%) WSUS
7 56 (2.66%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 44 (2.09%) Kubernetes
9 34 (1.62%) Cisco Prime
10 32 (1.52%) Puppet
11 29 (1.38%) Single Sign-On
12 27 (1.28%) Cisco CUCM
12 27 (1.28%) NetBackup
12 27 (1.28%) SCOM
12 27 (1.28%) SolarWinds Orion
13 24 (1.14%) Icinga
14 20 (0.95%) Grafana
15 19 (0.90%) ServiceCenter
16 16 (0.76%) Red Hat Spacewalk
17 14 (0.67%) Packer
Vendors
1 985 (46.79%) Microsoft
2 927 (44.04%) Cisco
3 584 (27.74%) VMware
4 248 (11.78%) Juniper
5 234 (11.12%) Citrix
6 174 (8.27%) Fortinet
7 166 (7.89%) Meraki
8 161 (7.65%) HP
9 143 (6.79%) SolarWinds
10 140 (6.65%) Palo Alto
11 129 (6.13%) Veeam
12 113 (5.37%) CheckPoint
13 110 (5.23%) F5
14 88 (4.18%) Dell
15 84 (3.99%) Aruba
16 78 (3.71%) Apple
17 56 (2.66%) Red Hat
18 55 (2.61%) Oracle
19 46 (2.19%) Sophos
20 45 (2.14%) ServiceNow