Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
UK
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 158 133 113
Rank change year-on-year -25 -20 -10
Permanent jobs citing LAN 3,824 4,221 5,676
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.23% 2.50% 2.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.68% 15.65% 16.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3,170 3,481 4,920
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -1.16% +1.18%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year - -3.61% +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 26,042 26,971 33,952
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.15% 15.94% 16.91%
Number of salaries quoted 20,664 22,002 28,198
UK median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.11% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,625 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -26 3,539 £44,000 +3.53% 449
UK excluding London -22 2,362 £40,000 - 349
London -26 1,352 £52,500 +5.00% 134
South East -30 782 £45,000 +12.50% 85
North of England +21 549 £37,500 +2.74% 107
Midlands +6 407 £39,000 -9.83% 65
North West +5 308 £40,000 +6.67% 59
West Midlands +3 260 £37,500 -16.67% 33
East of England -55 235 £44,000 +3.53% 26
South West -34 223 £38,000 +16.92% 32
Yorkshire +14 203 £35,500 +9.23% 34
East Midlands +8 147 £40,000 -5.88% 32
Scotland -24 102 £40,000 +5.26% 24
Wales +19 71 £37,500 - 10
North East +5 38 £32,500 -9.72% 14
Northern Ireland +10 17 £30,500 +12.96%

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 3,293 (86.11%) WAN
2 1,957 (51.18%) Cisco
3 1,778 (46.50%) Windows
4 1,709 (44.69%) Firewall
5 1,402 (36.66%) Microsoft
6 1,376 (35.98%) Active Directory
7 1,342 (35.09%) VMware
8 1,062 (27.77%) Cisco Certification
9 1,051 (27.48%) Windows Server
10 1,011 (26.44%) ITIL
11 919 (24.03%) VPN
12 890 (23.27%) VMware Infrastructure
13 873 (22.83%) Data Centre
14 799 (20.89%) TCP/IP
15 791 (20.69%) DNS
16 747 (19.53%) Office 365
17 729 (19.06%) Wireless
18 728 (19.04%) CCNP
19 683 (17.86%) MS Exchange
20 660 (17.26%) Citrix
21 642 (16.79%) Finance
22 628 (16.42%) CCNA
23 601 (15.72%) DHCP
24 599 (15.66%) Windows Server 2008
25 541 (14.15%) MPLS
26 530 (13.86%) Microsoft Azure
27 524 (13.70%) Hyper-V
28 520 (13.60%) Microsoft Office
29 519 (13.57%) VoIP
30 511 (13.36%) Windows Server 2012

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
1 683 (17.86%) MS Exchange
2 228 (5.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 191 (4.99%) SharePoint
4 167 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2013
5 159 (4.16%) Skype for Business
6 129 (3.37%) IIS
7 79 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2007
8 76 (1.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 35 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
10 34 (0.89%) Apache
11 28 (0.73%) WebSphere
12 26 (0.68%) IBM Notes
13 25 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
14 21 (0.55%) CMS
14 21 (0.55%) OpenStack
15 18 (0.47%) Oracle Service Bus
16 17 (0.44%) WebLogic
16 17 (0.44%) WordPress
17 14 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
18 13 (0.34%) Tomcat
Applications
1 520 (13.60%) Microsoft Office
2 60 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 57 (1.49%) MS Visio
4 46 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 25 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.078%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.052%) Mozilla Thunderbird
9 1 (0.026%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.026%) LibreOffice
9 1 (0.026%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 24 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
4 6 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.13%) Elite 3E
6 4 (0.10%) Workfront
7 3 (0.078%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.078%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.078%) Pegasus Opera
8 2 (0.052%) Maximo
8 2 (0.052%) Orchard Housing
8 2 (0.052%) Sage 50
8 2 (0.052%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.026%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.026%) ION MarketView
9 1 (0.026%) Raiser's Edge
9 1 (0.026%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.026%) Sage X3
9 1 (0.026%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.026%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 747 (19.53%) Office 365
2 530 (13.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 416 (10.88%) Amazon AWS
4 126 (3.29%) SaaS
5 125 (3.27%) IaaS
6 91 (2.38%) PaaS
7 75 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
8 45 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
9 41 (1.07%) G Suite
10 36 (0.94%) Mimecast
11 35 (0.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 33 (0.86%) IBM Cloud
13 32 (0.84%) Bluemix
14 27 (0.71%) Amazon S3
15 25 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
16 22 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
17 21 (0.55%) Akamai
18 18 (0.47%) AWS CloudTrail
18 18 (0.47%) OneDrive
19 17 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3,293 (86.11%) WAN
2 1,709 (44.69%) Firewall
3 919 (24.03%) VPN
4 799 (20.89%) TCP/IP
5 791 (20.69%) DNS
6 729 (19.06%) Wireless
7 601 (15.72%) DHCP
8 541 (14.15%) MPLS
9 519 (13.57%) VoIP
10 495 (12.94%) Network Security
10 495 (12.94%) VLAN
11 460 (12.03%) WLAN
12 443 (11.58%) SAN
13 437 (11.43%) Cisco ASA
14 418 (10.93%) Wi-Fi
15 398 (10.41%) OSPF
16 395 (10.33%) BGP
17 277 (7.24%) Cisco Nexus
18 237 (6.20%) Cisco IOS
19 215 (5.62%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 375 (9.81%) SQL Server
2 62 (1.62%) MySQL
3 53 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 43 (1.12%) Big Data
5 32 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
6 30 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
7 26 (0.68%) Relational Database
8 24 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
9 23 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
10 22 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
11 16 (0.42%) MongoDB
12 14 (0.37%) NoSQL
13 12 (0.31%) Hadoop
14 11 (0.29%) Apache Cassandra
15 10 (0.26%) Oracle Database
15 10 (0.26%) SQL Server 2016
15 10 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 9 (0.24%) Amazon Redshift
17 8 (0.21%) DTS
18 7 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 57 (1.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 54 (1.41%) Git (software)
3 26 (0.68%) Jenkins
4 25 (0.65%) Subversion
5 17 (0.44%) Selenium
5 17 (0.44%) TeamCity
6 16 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (0.39%) JIRA
7 15 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
8 10 (0.26%) Artifactory
9 7 (0.18%) JMeter
9 7 (0.18%) NUnit
9 7 (0.18%) SpecFlow
9 7 (0.18%) Visual Studio Team System
10 6 (0.16%) Cucumber
10 6 (0.16%) Ranorex
11 5 (0.13%) InstallShield
12 4 (0.10%) Vagrant
12 4 (0.10%) Visual Studio
13 3 (0.078%) Robot Framework
General
1 642 (16.79%) Finance
2 252 (6.59%) Telecoms
3 195 (5.10%) Retail
4 136 (3.56%) Banking
5 85 (2.22%) Advertising
6 81 (2.12%) Legal
7 76 (1.99%) Manufacturing
8 71 (1.86%) Law
9 67 (1.75%) Financial Institution
10 64 (1.67%) Marketing
11 49 (1.28%) Investment Banking
12 48 (1.26%) Publishing
13 28 (0.73%) Back Office
14 21 (0.55%) Games
15 20 (0.52%) Front Office
16 19 (0.50%) Multimedia
17 17 (0.44%) Automotive
18 14 (0.37%) Electronics
19 13 (0.34%) Billing
20 10 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 872 (22.80%) Network Engineer
2 547 (14.30%) Analyst
3 425 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 389 (10.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 335 (8.76%) Architect
6 273 (7.14%) IT Support
7 254 (6.64%) Support Analyst
8 225 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
9 181 (4.73%) Cisco Engineer
10 174 (4.55%) IT Engineer
11 163 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support
12 154 (4.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 154 (4.03%) Security Engineer
13 142 (3.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 136 (3.56%) Team Leader
15 133 (3.48%) Desktop Support
16 128 (3.35%) IT Analyst
17 124 (3.24%) Consultant
17 124 (3.24%) Infrastructure Manager
18 121 (3.16%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (2.25%) Middleware
2 82 (2.14%) Web Services
3 53 (1.39%) 802.1X
4 43 (1.12%) HTML
5 41 (1.07%) XML
6 30 (0.78%) JSON
7 29 (0.76%) .NET
7 29 (0.76%) LAMP
8 25 (0.65%) FIX Protocol
9 22 (0.58%) WebSphere MQ
10 20 (0.52%) CSS
11 19 (0.50%) LDAP
12 16 (0.42%) WSH
13 8 (0.21%) EDI
14 7 (0.18%) Elastic Stack
14 7 (0.18%) Gherkin
15 6 (0.16%) XMPP
16 5 (0.13%) COM
16 5 (0.13%) Kafka
16 5 (0.13%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 873 (22.83%) Data Centre
2 303 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
3 155 (4.05%) Management Information System
4 143 (3.74%) Driving Licence
5 142 (3.71%) Computer Science
6 130 (3.40%) Self-Motivation
7 96 (2.51%) Blackberry
8 94 (2.46%) Video Conferencing
9 86 (2.25%) Cyberthreat
10 85 (2.22%) Hedge funds
11 74 (1.94%) Public Cloud
12 73 (1.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 72 (1.88%) Clustering
14 61 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
15 56 (1.46%) Private Cloud
16 51 (1.33%) Fat Client
16 51 (1.33%) Thin Client
17 39 (1.02%) Replication
18 35 (0.92%) NHS
19 34 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,778 (46.50%) Windows
2 1,051 (27.48%) Windows Server
3 599 (15.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 511 (13.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 466 (12.19%) Linux
6 400 (10.46%) Windows 7
7 323 (8.45%) Windows 10
8 163 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 148 (3.87%) Unix
10 119 (3.11%) Windows 8
11 79 (2.07%) Android
12 65 (1.70%) Windows XP
13 48 (1.26%) Apple iOS
14 46 (1.20%) Mac OS X
15 45 (1.18%) CentOS
16 36 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 35 (0.92%) Solaris
18 33 (0.86%) Ubuntu
19 24 (0.63%) Mac OS
20 17 (0.44%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,011 (26.44%) ITIL
2 394 (10.30%) Problem-Solving
3 340 (8.89%) Project Management
4 266 (6.96%) Load Balancing
5 262 (6.85%) Disaster Recovery
6 256 (6.69%) Incident Management
7 244 (6.38%) Service Management
8 233 (6.09%) Network Management
9 226 (5.91%) Presales
10 206 (5.39%) Service Delivery
11 188 (4.92%) Change Management
12 186 (4.86%) Network Design
13 181 (4.73%) Migration
14 180 (4.71%) Kalman Filter
15 175 (4.58%) Network Monitoring
16 165 (4.31%) PRINCE2
17 159 (4.16%) Agile Software Development
18 154 (4.03%) Mentoring
18 154 (4.03%) Root Cause Analysis
19 142 (3.71%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 369 (9.65%) SQL
2 306 (8.00%) PowerShell
3 195 (5.10%) Python
4 63 (1.65%) Bash Shell
5 57 (1.49%) PHP
6 49 (1.28%) Perl
7 47 (1.23%) C
8 40 (1.05%) Shell Script
9 37 (0.97%) Java
10 27 (0.71%) VBScript
11 23 (0.60%) VB
12 20 (0.52%) T-SQL
13 18 (0.47%) Ruby
14 15 (0.39%) JavaScript
15 10 (0.26%) C#
16 3 (0.078%) C++
16 3 (0.078%) Go
16 3 (0.078%) Groovy
17 2 (0.052%) AWK
18 1 (0.026%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1,062 (27.77%) Cisco Certification
2 728 (19.04%) CCNP
3 628 (16.42%) CCNA
4 379 (9.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 349 (9.13%) Degree
6 238 (6.22%) MCSE
7 208 (5.44%) Security Cleared
8 153 (4.00%) MCSA
9 147 (3.84%) SC Cleared
10 132 (3.45%) CCIE
11 124 (3.24%) CCDP
12 114 (2.98%) MCP
13 107 (2.80%) DV Cleared
14 100 (2.62%) ITIL Certification
15 91 (2.38%) CISSP
16 72 (1.88%) Computer Science Degree
17 67 (1.75%) MCITP
18 50 (1.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 48 (1.26%) JNCIP
20 41 (1.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 384 (10.04%) SLA
2 128 (3.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 81 (2.12%) PCI DSS
4 44 (1.15%) GDPR
5 39 (1.02%) Cyber Essentials
6 28 (0.73%) COBIT
6 28 (0.73%) PMO
7 26 (0.68%) QA
8 16 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 11 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 11 (0.29%) ISO 9001
10 6 (0.16%) ISO 14001
11 5 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 4 (0.10%) GCP
12 4 (0.10%) GPG13
12 4 (0.10%) ISAE 3402
13 3 (0.078%) Data Quality
13 3 (0.078%) ISO 22301
14 2 (0.052%) ISO 31000
14 2 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1,376 (35.98%) Active Directory
2 890 (23.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 524 (13.70%) Hyper-V
4 216 (5.65%) VMware ESXi
5 149 (3.90%) vSphere
6 127 (3.32%) XenApp
7 69 (1.80%) XenDesktop
8 59 (1.54%) VMware NSX
9 55 (1.44%) Firmware
9 55 (1.44%) Terminal Services
10 44 (1.15%) XenServer
11 43 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
12 40 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
13 33 (0.86%) Docker
14 26 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
15 22 (0.58%) NFS
16 18 (0.47%) MetaFrame
17 14 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 13 (0.34%) Varnish
18 13 (0.34%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 243 (6.35%) SCCM
2 104 (2.72%) Backup Exec
3 98 (2.56%) Nagios
4 88 (2.30%) Ansible
5 87 (2.28%) Puppet
6 83 (2.17%) Cisco Prime
7 79 (2.07%) Cisco CUCM
8 65 (1.70%) SCOM
9 64 (1.67%) FortiGate
10 62 (1.62%) vCenter Server
11 59 (1.54%) WSUS
12 53 (1.39%) Cisco LMS
12 53 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
12 53 (1.39%) Opsview
13 52 (1.36%) AirWatch
14 44 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
14 44 (1.15%) QRadar
15 26 (0.68%) Cisco UCCX
15 26 (0.68%) SolarWinds Orion
15 26 (0.68%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 1,957 (51.18%) Cisco
2 1,402 (36.66%) Microsoft
3 1,342 (35.09%) VMware
4 660 (17.26%) Citrix
5 449 (11.74%) CheckPoint
6 445 (11.64%) HP
7 353 (9.23%) Juniper
8 288 (7.53%) F5
9 244 (6.38%) SolarWinds
10 206 (5.39%) Palo Alto
11 181 (4.73%) Oracle
12 174 (4.55%) Fortinet
13 162 (4.24%) Meraki
14 152 (3.97%) NetApp
15 126 (3.29%) Avaya
16 125 (3.27%) Veeam
17 123 (3.22%) Dell
18 102 (2.67%) Forcepoint
19 95 (2.48%) Apple
20 93 (2.43%) Aruba