Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
UK
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 147 151 106
Rank change year-on-year +4 -45 -3
Permanent jobs citing LAN 3,751 4,214 5,355
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.30% 2.35% 2.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.44% 15.03% 16.87%
Number of salaries quoted 3,030 3,509 4,513
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,750 £25,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,916 £39,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year -0.85% -1.88% -

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 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 24,296 28,036 31,737
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.92% 15.61% 16.86%
Number of salaries quoted 19,180 22,796 25,962
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,875
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
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 13 November 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 13 November 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 0 3,486 £43,000 +1.18% 537
UK excluding London -5 2,412 £38,916 -0.85% 428
London -1 1,231 £52,500 +5.00% 134
South East +7 732 £42,500 +7.59% 102
North of England -16 557 £37,750 -0.66% 139
Midlands +14 434 £37,500 - 64
East of England +1 334 £37,500 -18.92% 56
North West -19 315 £40,000 -1.23% 81
West Midlands +20 276 £37,500 - 40
South West -10 211 £38,000 +2.01% 42
Yorkshire -31 200 £35,000 -5.41% 45
East Midlands +30 160 £40,500 +12.50% 24
Scotland -37 85 £42,500 -5.56% 16
Wales +20 69 £31,625 -19.43% 7
North East +14 42 £32,500 -4.41% 13
Northern Ireland +10 17 £21,000 -31.15% 1

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 3,216 (85.74%) WAN
2 1,761 (46.95%) Cisco
3 1,734 (46.23%) Windows
3 1,734 (46.23%) Firewall
4 1,326 (35.35%) Microsoft
5 1,317 (35.11%) Active Directory
6 1,122 (29.91%) VMware
7 973 (25.94%) Windows Server
8 956 (25.49%) Cisco Certification
9 903 (24.07%) TCP/IP
9 903 (24.07%) VPN
10 838 (22.34%) ITIL
11 793 (21.14%) Data Centre
12 779 (20.77%) Wireless
13 750 (19.99%) VMware Infrastructure
14 738 (19.67%) Office 365
15 689 (18.37%) CCNP
16 656 (17.49%) DNS
17 638 (17.01%) Finance
18 587 (15.65%) Network Security
19 519 (13.84%) Citrix
20 516 (13.76%) DHCP
21 502 (13.38%) Wi-Fi
22 501 (13.36%) CheckPoint
23 499 (13.30%) Microsoft Azure
24 497 (13.25%) Problem-Solving
25 491 (13.09%) Linux
26 487 (12.98%) CCNA
27 484 (12.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
28 483 (12.88%) MS Exchange

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
1 483 (12.88%) MS Exchange
2 180 (4.80%) SharePoint
3 165 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2010
4 152 (4.05%) Skype for Business
5 149 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2013
6 98 (2.61%) IIS
7 67 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
8 47 (1.25%) Apache
9 37 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 31 (0.83%) CMS
11 30 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
12 27 (0.72%) IBM Notes
13 23 (0.61%) nginx
14 21 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
15 19 (0.51%) Tomcat
16 16 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
16 16 (0.43%) JBoss
16 16 (0.43%) WordPress
17 15 (0.40%) Confluence
17 15 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 381 (10.16%) Microsoft Office
2 102 (2.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 64 (1.71%) MS Visio
4 54 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 25 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
8 4 (0.11%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.080%) Adobe Premiere
9 3 (0.080%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.027%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.027%) EPLAN
Business Applications
1 22 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
1 22 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.24%) Orchard Housing
3 7 (0.19%) Eikon
4 5 (0.13%) Elite 3E
5 4 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.080%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.080%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.080%) Infor M3
6 3 (0.080%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.080%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.053%) assyst
7 2 (0.053%) Bankmaster
7 2 (0.053%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.053%) JDE OneWorld
7 2 (0.053%) Lawson
7 2 (0.053%) Sage X3
7 2 (0.053%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.053%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.027%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 738 (19.67%) Office 365
2 499 (13.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 338 (9.01%) Amazon AWS
4 94 (2.51%) SaaS
5 86 (2.29%) IaaS
6 50 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
7 47 (1.25%) PaaS
8 43 (1.15%) Mimecast
9 42 (1.12%) G Suite
10 28 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
11 26 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
11 26 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 25 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
13 23 (0.61%) Amazon S3
14 22 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
15 15 (0.40%) GitHub
16 12 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 12 (0.32%) CloudFront
17 11 (0.29%) Akamai
18 8 (0.21%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 3,216 (85.74%) WAN
2 1,734 (46.23%) Firewall
3 903 (24.07%) TCP/IP
3 903 (24.07%) VPN
4 779 (20.77%) Wireless
5 656 (17.49%) DNS
6 587 (15.65%) Network Security
7 516 (13.76%) DHCP
8 502 (13.38%) Wi-Fi
9 469 (12.50%) VoIP
10 466 (12.42%) MPLS
11 443 (11.81%) BGP
12 438 (11.68%) SAN
13 427 (11.38%) WLAN
14 419 (11.17%) OSPF
15 417 (11.12%) VLAN
16 376 (10.02%) Cisco ASA
17 300 (8.00%) Cisco Nexus
18 254 (6.77%) Ethernet
18 254 (6.77%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 274 (7.30%) SQL Server
2 49 (1.31%) MySQL
3 42 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
4 41 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 37 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
6 24 (0.64%) Big Data
7 23 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
8 19 (0.51%) SQL Server 2016
9 13 (0.35%) Hadoop
9 13 (0.35%) Relational Database
10 12 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
11 11 (0.29%) Oracle Database
12 9 (0.24%) NoSQL
12 9 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
12 9 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
13 8 (0.21%) MongoDB
13 8 (0.21%) MS Access
13 8 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 7 (0.19%) Apache Cassandra
15 6 (0.16%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 56 (1.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 46 (1.23%) Jenkins
3 29 (0.77%) JIRA
4 14 (0.37%) Git (software)
5 10 (0.27%) PEAR
6 7 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (0.16%) InstallShield
8 4 (0.11%) Maven
9 3 (0.080%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.080%) Dreamweaver
9 3 (0.080%) Metasploit
9 3 (0.080%) MSI
9 3 (0.080%) Ranorex
9 3 (0.080%) Selenium
9 3 (0.080%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.080%) Subversion
9 3 (0.080%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.080%) WiX
10 2 (0.053%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.053%) Hudson
General
1 638 (17.01%) Finance
2 290 (7.73%) Telecoms
3 252 (6.72%) Retail
4 213 (5.68%) Banking
5 71 (1.89%) Law
6 60 (1.60%) Legal
7 57 (1.52%) Investment Banking
8 46 (1.23%) Advertising
9 41 (1.09%) Back Office
9 41 (1.09%) Manufacturing
10 28 (0.75%) Financial Institution
10 28 (0.75%) Front Office
11 26 (0.69%) Marketing
12 24 (0.64%) Publishing
13 22 (0.59%) Billing
14 15 (0.40%) French Language
15 14 (0.37%) Multimedia
16 12 (0.32%) Local Government
17 11 (0.29%) Automotive
17 11 (0.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 836 (22.29%) Network Engineer
2 610 (16.26%) Analyst
3 409 (10.90%) Support Engineer
4 370 (9.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 269 (7.17%) Architect
5 269 (7.17%) IT Support
6 248 (6.61%) Support Analyst
7 196 (5.23%) IT Engineer
8 189 (5.04%) Senior Network Engineer
9 169 (4.51%) Consultant
10 167 (4.45%) Cisco Engineer
11 160 (4.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 145 (3.87%) Security Engineer
13 139 (3.71%) 2nd Line Support
14 138 (3.68%) 3rd Line Support
15 134 (3.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
16 130 (3.47%) Desktop Support
17 129 (3.44%) IT Manager
17 129 (3.44%) Technical Support
18 123 (3.28%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (1.79%) 802.1X
2 47 (1.25%) Web Services
3 44 (1.17%) Middleware
4 29 (0.77%) LDAP
5 25 (0.67%) HTML
6 19 (0.51%) .NET
7 18 (0.48%) FIX Protocol
8 17 (0.45%) XMPP
9 14 (0.37%) CSS
10 11 (0.29%) COM
10 11 (0.29%) JSON
10 11 (0.29%) LAMP
10 11 (0.29%) RabbitMQ
11 10 (0.27%) LEMP Stack
12 7 (0.19%) REST
13 6 (0.16%) Ajax
13 6 (0.16%) AngularJS
13 6 (0.16%) SailPoint
13 6 (0.16%) XML
14 5 (0.13%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 793 (21.14%) Data Centre
2 272 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
3 222 (5.92%) Self-Motivation
4 162 (4.32%) Management Information System
5 152 (4.05%) Computer Science
6 148 (3.95%) Driving Licence
7 131 (3.49%) Video Conferencing
8 64 (1.71%) Replication
9 57 (1.52%) Blackberry
10 54 (1.44%) Clustering
11 52 (1.39%) Public Cloud
12 50 (1.33%) NHS
13 43 (1.15%) Virtual Team
14 41 (1.09%) Enterprise Storage
15 38 (1.01%) Fat Client
15 38 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
15 38 (1.01%) Thin Client
16 35 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 34 (0.91%) Cyberthreat
18 32 (0.85%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1,734 (46.23%) Windows
2 973 (25.94%) Windows Server
3 491 (13.09%) Linux
4 453 (12.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 453 (12.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 411 (10.96%) Windows 7
6 405 (10.80%) Windows 10
7 144 (3.84%) Unix
8 124 (3.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 114 (3.04%) Windows 8
10 77 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 60 (1.60%) Android
12 52 (1.39%) Mac OS X
13 51 (1.36%) CentOS
14 50 (1.33%) Windows XP
15 45 (1.20%) Apple iOS
16 34 (0.91%) Mac OS
17 26 (0.69%) Solaris
18 23 (0.61%) Ubuntu
19 20 (0.53%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 838 (22.34%) ITIL
2 497 (13.25%) Problem-Solving
3 484 (12.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 309 (8.24%) Project Management
5 271 (7.22%) Disaster Recovery
6 269 (7.17%) Network Management
7 261 (6.96%) Information Security
8 259 (6.90%) Service Delivery
9 249 (6.64%) Incident Management
10 248 (6.61%) Service Management
11 240 (6.40%) Presales
12 238 (6.34%) Network Design
13 214 (5.71%) Load Balancing
14 211 (5.63%) Network Monitoring
15 189 (5.04%) Mentoring
16 177 (4.72%) Kalman Filter
17 174 (4.64%) Change Management
18 170 (4.53%) Migration
19 156 (4.16%) Problem Management
20 144 (3.84%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 344 (9.17%) SQL
2 257 (6.85%) PowerShell
3 218 (5.81%) Python
4 85 (2.27%) C
5 76 (2.03%) Bash Shell
6 66 (1.76%) Perl
7 50 (1.33%) Java
8 31 (0.83%) PHP
8 31 (0.83%) Shell Script
9 28 (0.75%) T-SQL
10 27 (0.72%) Ruby
10 27 (0.72%) VBScript
11 26 (0.69%) VB
12 19 (0.51%) C#
13 17 (0.45%) JavaScript
14 6 (0.16%) Bourne shell
14 6 (0.16%) C++
14 6 (0.16%) Groovy
14 6 (0.16%) Korn
15 5 (0.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 956 (25.49%) Cisco Certification
2 689 (18.37%) CCNP
3 487 (12.98%) CCNA
4 371 (9.89%) Degree
5 347 (9.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 230 (6.13%) MCSE
7 212 (5.65%) Security Cleared
8 171 (4.56%) MCSA
9 149 (3.97%) SC Cleared
10 133 (3.55%) MCP
11 115 (3.07%) CCIE
12 103 (2.75%) CCDP
13 102 (2.72%) ITIL Certification
14 82 (2.19%) CISSP
15 75 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
16 71 (1.89%) DV Cleared
16 71 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 61 (1.63%) MCITP
18 54 (1.44%) CCSA
19 46 (1.23%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 400 (10.66%) SLA
2 141 (3.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 84 (2.24%) PCI DSS
4 76 (2.03%) GDPR
5 39 (1.04%) PMO
6 32 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials
7 31 (0.83%) QA
8 30 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 18 (0.48%) COBIT
10 16 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 16 (0.43%) SAS 70
11 13 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 8 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 6 (0.16%) ISO 22301
13 6 (0.16%) ISO 9001
14 5 (0.13%) PMBOK
15 3 (0.080%) GPG13
16 2 (0.053%) Basel III
16 2 (0.053%) Government Security Classifications
16 2 (0.053%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1,317 (35.11%) Active Directory
2 750 (19.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 444 (11.84%) Hyper-V
4 124 (3.31%) VMware ESXi
5 103 (2.75%) vSphere
6 101 (2.69%) XenApp
7 82 (2.19%) Virtual Machines
8 80 (2.13%) Terminal Services
9 71 (1.89%) Virtual Servers
10 70 (1.87%) XenDesktop
11 46 (1.23%) Firmware
12 29 (0.77%) Docker
13 26 (0.69%) VMware NSX
14 17 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
15 15 (0.40%) ProxySG
15 15 (0.40%) VMware Server
15 15 (0.40%) XenServer
16 14 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
17 13 (0.35%) NFS
17 13 (0.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 202 (5.39%) SCCM
2 89 (2.37%) Cisco Prime
3 86 (2.29%) Cisco CUCM
4 83 (2.21%) Nagios
5 72 (1.92%) Ansible
6 63 (1.68%) Backup Exec
7 62 (1.65%) WSUS
8 58 (1.55%) SCOM
9 57 (1.52%) FortiGate
10 49 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
10 49 (1.31%) Puppet
11 42 (1.12%) Cisco LMS
11 42 (1.12%) Opsview
12 36 (0.96%) Stealthwatch
13 33 (0.88%) SolarWinds Orion
14 32 (0.85%) Terraform
15 30 (0.80%) Norton AntiVirus
16 28 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
17 23 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
18 21 (0.56%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1,761 (46.95%) Cisco
2 1,326 (35.35%) Microsoft
3 1,122 (29.91%) VMware
4 519 (13.84%) Citrix
5 501 (13.36%) CheckPoint
6 362 (9.65%) HP
7 356 (9.49%) Juniper
8 311 (8.29%) SolarWinds
9 252 (6.72%) Palo Alto
10 219 (5.84%) F5
11 198 (5.28%) Fortinet
12 156 (4.16%) Meraki
13 142 (3.79%) Veeam
14 139 (3.71%) Dell
15 128 (3.41%) NetApp
16 126 (3.36%) Avaya
17 123 (3.28%) Riverbed
18 113 (3.01%) Red Hat
19 106 (2.83%) Oracle
20 91 (2.43%) Symantec