Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 152 104 101
Rank change year-on-year -48 -3 +16
Permanent jobs citing LAN 4221 5432 6143
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.34% 2.87% 2.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.97% 16.92% 16.90%
Number of salaries quoted 3504 4576 5382
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,488 £68,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -1.25% - +6.67%

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 28197 32099 36357
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.65% 16.96% 16.62%
Number of salaries quoted 22815 26256 30085
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 -44 3959 £42,500 - 200
UK excluding London -38 2758 £39,500 -1.25% 138
London -30 1392 £50,000 - 67
South East -52 791 £39,750 -7.56% 33
North of England +4 721 £39,250 +4.67% 52
Midlands -31 429 £37,500 -7.41% 31
North West +20 396 £40,500 +8.00% 33
East of England +8 396 £45,000 +5.88% 12
West Midlands -20 301 £37,500 - 16
Yorkshire -12 291 £37,500 - 15
South West -34 246 £37,500 +7.14% 5
East Midlands -60 125 £35,000 -17.65% 14
Scotland -29 119 £45,000 +23.29% 3
Wales -23 58 £39,250 -7.65% 1
North East -1 34 £35,000 -1.69% 4
Northern Ireland -17 11 £35,000 -6.67% 1
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT jobs citing LAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for LAN.

1 3716 (88.04%) WAN
2 2139 (50.68%) Cisco
3 1995 (47.26%) Firewall
4 1901 (45.04%) Windows
5 1505 (35.66%) Microsoft
6 1474 (34.92%) Active Directory
7 1410 (33.40%) VMware
8 1268 (30.04%) Cisco Certification
9 1147 (27.17%) VPN
10 1126 (26.68%) Windows Server
11 1048 (24.83%) ITIL
12 996 (23.60%) TCP/IP
13 956 (22.65%) VMware Infrastructure
14 925 (21.91%) DNS
15 839 (19.88%) Data Centre
16 802 (19.00%) DHCP
17 797 (18.88%) CCNP
18 773 (18.31%) MS Exchange
19 751 (17.79%) CCNA
20 673 (15.94%) Wireless
20 673 (15.94%) Office 365
21 662 (15.68%) Finance
22 638 (15.11%) MPLS
23 625 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
24 609 (14.43%) VoIP
25 596 (14.12%) Citrix
25 596 (14.12%) Juniper
26 591 (14.00%) Network Security
27 583 (13.81%) BGP
28 572 (13.55%) Hyper-V

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
1 773 (18.31%) MS Exchange
2 310 (7.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 180 (4.26%) SharePoint
4 166 (3.93%) Skype for Business
5 164 (3.89%) Exchange Server 2013
6 114 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
7 108 (2.56%) IIS
8 68 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
9 58 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 45 (1.07%) CMS
11 44 (1.04%) Apache
12 42 (1.00%) Tomcat
13 29 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
14 20 (0.47%) IBM Notes
14 20 (0.47%) OpenStack
15 16 (0.38%) IBM Domino
16 15 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
17 14 (0.33%) WebLogic
18 13 (0.31%) WebSphere
19 12 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 527 (12.49%) Microsoft Office
2 54 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 48 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
4 45 (1.07%) MS Visio
5 30 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.12%) Houdini
6 5 (0.12%) Maya
6 5 (0.12%) NUKE
6 5 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.071%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.071%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.024%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.024%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 18 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.26%) Markit EDM
3 6 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.071%) Epicor Vantage
5 3 (0.071%) Maximo
5 3 (0.071%) Workfront
6 2 (0.047%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.047%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.024%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.024%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.024%) Eikon
7 1 (0.024%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
7 1 (0.024%) Magento
7 1 (0.024%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.024%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.024%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.024%) Pegasus Opera
7 1 (0.024%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 673 (15.94%) Office 365
2 445 (10.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 290 (6.87%) Amazon AWS
4 98 (2.32%) IaaS
4 98 (2.32%) SaaS
5 88 (2.08%) PaaS
6 29 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 28 (0.66%) G Suite
8 26 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
9 25 (0.59%) Mimecast
10 20 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
11 19 (0.45%) Amazon S3
12 9 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (0.21%) Slack
13 6 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
14 5 (0.12%) Akamai
14 5 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
14 5 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.12%) IBM Cloud
15 4 (0.095%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3716 (88.04%) WAN
2 1995 (47.26%) Firewall
3 1147 (27.17%) VPN
4 996 (23.60%) TCP/IP
5 925 (21.91%) DNS
6 802 (19.00%) DHCP
7 673 (15.94%) Wireless
8 638 (15.11%) MPLS
9 609 (14.43%) VoIP
10 591 (14.00%) Network Security
11 583 (13.81%) BGP
12 540 (12.79%) SAN
13 519 (12.30%) OSPF
14 506 (11.99%) Cisco ASA
15 478 (11.32%) VLAN
16 398 (9.43%) Wi-Fi
17 345 (8.17%) Cisco Nexus
18 333 (7.89%) WLAN
19 327 (7.75%) Internet
20 312 (7.39%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 368 (8.72%) SQL Server
2 71 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 54 (1.28%) MySQL
4 38 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
5 25 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
6 15 (0.36%) Oracle Database
7 14 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
8 13 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
9 10 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (0.21%) Relational Database
11 7 (0.17%) MariaDB
11 7 (0.17%) MongoDB
11 7 (0.17%) NoSQL
12 6 (0.14%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (0.14%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (0.14%) Oracle Exadata
13 5 (0.12%) Big Data
13 5 (0.12%) Crystal Reports
13 5 (0.12%) Oracle ODI
14 4 (0.095%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 54 (1.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 32 (0.76%) Git (software)
3 22 (0.52%) JIRA
4 16 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
6 14 (0.33%) Jenkins
7 12 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (0.17%) Metasploit
8 7 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 7 (0.17%) Vagrant
9 5 (0.12%) Burp Suite
10 4 (0.095%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.071%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.047%) Liquibase
12 2 (0.047%) Mercurial
12 2 (0.047%) Subversion
12 2 (0.047%) Visual Studio Team System
13 1 (0.024%) Bugzilla
13 1 (0.024%) git-flow
13 1 (0.024%) WinAutomation
General
1 662 (15.68%) Finance
2 342 (8.10%) Telecoms
3 153 (3.62%) Retail
4 90 (2.13%) Law
5 86 (2.04%) Marketing
6 78 (1.85%) Manufacturing
7 74 (1.75%) Banking
8 60 (1.42%) Legal
9 56 (1.33%) Financial Institution
10 46 (1.09%) Back Office
11 35 (0.83%) Advertising
12 28 (0.66%) Electronics
12 28 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
13 27 (0.64%) Games
14 24 (0.57%) Publishing
15 20 (0.47%) Military
16 17 (0.40%) Investment Banking
17 16 (0.38%) Automotive
18 11 (0.26%) Multimedia
19 9 (0.21%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1003 (23.76%) Network Engineer
2 660 (15.64%) Analyst
3 496 (11.75%) Support Engineer
4 379 (8.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 287 (6.80%) IT Support
6 272 (6.44%) Architect
7 265 (6.28%) Senior Network Engineer
8 259 (6.14%) Support Analyst
9 245 (5.80%) Cisco Engineer
10 240 (5.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 240 (5.69%) Consultant
11 224 (5.31%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 215 (5.09%) IT Engineer
13 206 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support
14 193 (4.57%) Administrator
15 171 (4.05%) 2nd Line Support
16 157 (3.72%) Security Engineer
17 152 (3.60%) Network Analyst
18 150 (3.55%) Network Support
19 145 (3.44%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (2.20%) Web Services
2 59 (1.40%) 802.1X
3 50 (1.18%) XML
4 40 (0.95%) HTML
5 36 (0.85%) FIX Protocol
6 33 (0.78%) Middleware
7 21 (0.50%) .NET
8 18 (0.43%) LAMP
9 17 (0.40%) CSS
9 17 (0.40%) JSON
9 17 (0.40%) POSIX
10 15 (0.36%) REST
11 14 (0.33%) SOAP
12 11 (0.26%) JDBC
13 10 (0.24%) ODBC
13 10 (0.24%) WAP
14 9 (0.21%) Django
14 9 (0.21%) XMPP
15 8 (0.19%) ASP.NET
16 7 (0.17%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 839 (19.88%) Data Centre
2 254 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
3 182 (4.31%) Driving Licence
4 178 (4.22%) Management Information System
5 140 (3.32%) Computer Science
6 102 (2.42%) Video Conferencing
7 82 (1.94%) Blackberry
8 75 (1.78%) Clustering
9 67 (1.59%) Public Cloud
10 55 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
11 50 (1.18%) Hedge funds
11 50 (1.18%) PKI
12 47 (1.11%) Mobile Computing
13 41 (0.97%) iPad
14 40 (0.95%) Replication
15 36 (0.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 34 (0.81%) Virtual Team
17 33 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
18 29 (0.69%) Fintech
18 29 (0.69%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1901 (45.04%) Windows
2 1126 (26.68%) Windows Server
3 625 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 567 (13.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 542 (12.84%) Linux
6 506 (11.99%) Windows 7
7 343 (8.13%) Windows 10
8 234 (5.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 177 (4.19%) Unix
10 165 (3.91%) Windows 8
11 123 (2.91%) Windows XP
12 97 (2.30%) Android
13 92 (2.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 82 (1.94%) CentOS
15 69 (1.63%) Ubuntu
16 56 (1.33%) Mac OS X
17 44 (1.04%) Apple iOS
18 33 (0.78%) Debian
19 26 (0.62%) Mac OS
20 25 (0.59%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1048 (24.83%) ITIL
2 329 (7.79%) Project Management
3 301 (7.13%) Load Balancing
4 263 (6.23%) Network Design
5 256 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
6 254 (6.02%) Change Management
7 250 (5.92%) Service Delivery
8 249 (5.90%) Network Management
9 245 (5.80%) Presales
10 209 (4.95%) Service Management
11 208 (4.93%) Incident Management
12 189 (4.48%) Network Monitoring
13 185 (4.38%) Mentoring
13 185 (4.38%) PRINCE2
14 170 (4.03%) Information Security
15 160 (3.79%) Agile Software Development
16 156 (3.70%) Problem Management
17 146 (3.46%) Root Cause Analysis
18 143 (3.39%) Migration
19 133 (3.15%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 331 (7.84%) SQL
2 221 (5.24%) PowerShell
3 154 (3.65%) Python
4 83 (1.97%) Bash Shell
5 71 (1.68%) C
6 64 (1.52%) Perl
7 62 (1.47%) Java
8 39 (0.92%) Shell Script
9 32 (0.76%) VBScript
10 26 (0.62%) Ruby
11 21 (0.50%) T-SQL
12 18 (0.43%) PHP
13 16 (0.38%) C++
14 15 (0.36%) Tcl
15 14 (0.33%) JavaScript
16 11 (0.26%) VB
17 10 (0.24%) Korn
17 10 (0.24%) R
18 9 (0.21%) C#
18 9 (0.21%) Jython
Qualifications
1 1268 (30.04%) Cisco Certification
2 797 (18.88%) CCNP
3 751 (17.79%) CCNA
4 473 (11.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 381 (9.03%) Degree
6 303 (7.18%) MCSE
7 220 (5.21%) Security Cleared
8 213 (5.05%) CCIE
9 211 (5.00%) MCSA
10 181 (4.29%) MCP
11 172 (4.07%) SC Cleared
12 113 (2.68%) DV Cleared
13 105 (2.49%) ITIL Certification
14 92 (2.18%) CCDP
15 88 (2.08%) CCSA
15 88 (2.08%) CISSP
15 88 (2.08%) MCITP
16 82 (1.94%) JNCIP
17 81 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
18 73 (1.73%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 329 (7.79%) SLA
2 133 (3.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 132 (3.13%) PCI DSS
4 51 (1.21%) PMO
5 34 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials
6 24 (0.57%) QA
7 23 (0.54%) ISO 9001
8 17 (0.40%) GDPR
9 14 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 10 (0.24%) COBIT
11 9 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 7 (0.17%) NIST 800
13 6 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 5 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 3 (0.071%) Data Quality
16 1 (0.024%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1474 (34.92%) Active Directory
2 956 (22.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 572 (13.55%) Hyper-V
4 195 (4.62%) vSphere
5 164 (3.89%) XenApp
6 133 (3.15%) VMware ESXi
7 91 (2.16%) Terminal Services
8 65 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
9 64 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
10 57 (1.35%) XenDesktop
11 46 (1.09%) XenServer
12 24 (0.57%) ProxySG
13 22 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 21 (0.50%) Firmware
15 18 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
16 16 (0.38%) Docker
17 15 (0.36%) KVM
18 13 (0.31%) ISA Server
19 12 (0.28%) Terminal Server
19 12 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 237 (5.61%) SCCM
2 114 (2.70%) Nagios
3 100 (2.37%) Puppet
4 94 (2.23%) WSUS
5 74 (1.75%) Backup Exec
6 65 (1.54%) Ansible
6 65 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
7 57 (1.35%) Cisco CUCM
8 54 (1.28%) Cacti
8 54 (1.28%) SCOM
9 52 (1.23%) Cisco Prime
10 45 (1.07%) FortiGate
11 42 (1.00%) AirWatch
12 40 (0.95%) Opsview
13 38 (0.90%) Cisco LMS
13 38 (0.90%) vCenter Server
14 33 (0.78%) ZABBIX
15 31 (0.73%) SolarWinds Orion
16 29 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
17 27 (0.64%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 2139 (50.68%) Cisco
2 1505 (35.66%) Microsoft
3 1410 (33.40%) VMware
4 596 (14.12%) Citrix
4 596 (14.12%) Juniper
5 565 (13.39%) CheckPoint
6 382 (9.05%) HP
7 366 (8.67%) F5
8 278 (6.59%) Palo Alto
9 169 (4.00%) SolarWinds
10 153 (3.62%) Avaya
10 153 (3.62%) Dell
11 144 (3.41%) Red Hat
12 137 (3.25%) Fortinet
13 114 (2.70%) Meraki
14 109 (2.58%) NetApp
15 101 (2.39%) Veeam
16 95 (2.25%) Oracle
17 88 (2.08%) Blue Coat
18 80 (1.90%) Riverbed