Period
to 8 December 2019

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 8 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
UK
6 months to
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 130 147 156
Rank change year-on-year +17 +9 -48
Permanent jobs citing LAN 3,455 3,684 4,179
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.60% 2.32% 2.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.95% 15.51% 15.02%
Number of salaries quoted 2,663 2,949 3,463
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £24,000 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £38,916 £39,500
% change year-on-year +2.79% -1.48% -1.25%

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 20,382 23,752 27,830
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.34% 14.95% 15.48%
Number of salaries quoted 15,921 18,656 22,534
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 8 December 2019.

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 8 December 2019. 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 +20 3,237 £42,500 - 666
UK excluding London +13 2,201 £40,000 +2.79% 535
London +29 1,172 £49,500 -1.00% 167
South East +7 700 £43,000 +4.88% 141
Midlands +34 465 £37,750 -1.95% 101
North of England +8 431 £37,500 -1.96% 145
West Midlands +33 314 £41,500 +10.67% 61
East of England +5 249 £39,500 +5.33% 59
North West -7 215 £40,000 +0.63% 80
South West +24 214 £36,000 -5.26% 53
Yorkshire +12 181 £40,000 +8.11% 53
East Midlands +21 151 £34,825 -14.01% 40
Scotland -10 61 £43,500 +2.35% 16
Wales -2 55 £39,250 +12.14% 18
North East +10 35 £25,250 -29.37% 12
Northern Ireland +16 23 £32,000 +52.38% 2
Channel Islands - 4 £25,000 -

For the 6 months to 8 December 2019, 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 3,079 (89.12%) WAN
2 1,649 (47.73%) Firewall
3 1,614 (46.71%) Cisco
4 1,528 (44.23%) Windows
5 1,218 (35.25%) Microsoft
6 1,202 (34.79%) Active Directory
7 1,116 (32.30%) Cisco Certification
8 923 (26.71%) VMware
9 869 (25.15%) Office 365
10 864 (25.01%) TCP/IP
11 795 (23.01%) ITIL
12 790 (22.87%) Windows Server
13 775 (22.43%) DNS
14 765 (22.14%) CCNP
15 744 (21.53%) VPN
16 719 (20.81%) Wireless
17 674 (19.51%) Data Centre
18 672 (19.45%) DHCP
19 669 (19.36%) Azure
20 667 (19.31%) VMware Infrastructure
21 606 (17.54%) Network Security
22 588 (17.02%) CCNA
23 535 (15.48%) Citrix
24 505 (14.62%) Linux
25 498 (14.41%) Windows 10
26 482 (13.95%) Microsoft Office
27 477 (13.81%) MPLS
28 455 (13.17%) MS Exchange
29 431 (12.47%) VoIP
30 419 (12.13%) OSPF

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
1 455 (13.17%) MS Exchange
2 193 (5.59%) SharePoint
3 166 (4.80%) Skype for Business
4 128 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 102 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2010
6 71 (2.05%) IIS
7 35 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
8 17 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
9 16 (0.46%) Apache
9 16 (0.46%) IBM Notes
10 12 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
10 12 (0.35%) WebSphere
11 11 (0.32%) OpenStack
11 11 (0.32%) SAS
12 6 (0.17%) IBM Domino
12 6 (0.17%) JBoss
12 6 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 6 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (0.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 482 (13.95%) Microsoft Office
2 78 (2.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 73 (2.11%) MS Visio
4 64 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.087%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.087%) SketchUp
7 1 (0.029%) Autodesk Inventor
7 1 (0.029%) Revit
7 1 (0.029%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.23%) Exchequer
3 7 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 4 (0.12%) Cisco SocialMiner
5 4 (0.12%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 3 (0.087%) Elite 3E
7 2 (0.058%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.029%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.029%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.029%) Pegasus Opera
8 1 (0.029%) Sage X3
8 1 (0.029%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.029%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 869 (25.15%) Office 365
2 669 (19.36%) Azure
3 378 (10.94%) AWS
4 89 (2.58%) SaaS
5 88 (2.55%) IaaS
6 58 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
7 57 (1.65%) PaaS
8 50 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
9 43 (1.24%) OneDrive
10 36 (1.04%) G Suite
11 35 (1.01%) GCP
12 27 (0.78%) Mimecast
13 22 (0.64%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 15 (0.43%) OpenShift
15 14 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 8 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
17 7 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
17 7 (0.20%) Basecamp
17 7 (0.20%) Power Platform
18 6 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3,079 (89.12%) WAN
2 1,649 (47.73%) Firewall
3 864 (25.01%) TCP/IP
4 775 (22.43%) DNS
5 744 (21.53%) VPN
6 719 (20.81%) Wireless
7 672 (19.45%) DHCP
8 606 (17.54%) Network Security
9 477 (13.81%) MPLS
10 431 (12.47%) VoIP
11 419 (12.13%) OSPF
12 408 (11.81%) BGP
13 381 (11.03%) Wi-Fi
14 363 (10.51%) WLAN
15 340 (9.84%) SAN
16 336 (9.73%) Internet
17 323 (9.35%) Cisco ASA
18 298 (8.63%) VLAN
19 186 (5.38%) IPsec
20 185 (5.35%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (5.04%) SQL Server
2 38 (1.10%) MySQL
3 34 (0.98%) DB2
4 23 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
5 15 (0.43%) Oracle Database
6 8 (0.23%) NoSQL
6 8 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (0.17%) SQL Server 2016
7 6 (0.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (0.14%) Amazon Athena
8 5 (0.14%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (0.14%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.12%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (0.087%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (0.087%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.058%) OLTP
11 2 (0.058%) Oracle9i Database
11 2 (0.058%) Redis
11 2 (0.058%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 48 (1.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 40 (1.16%) Git (software)
3 33 (0.96%) MSI
4 29 (0.84%) Subversion
5 22 (0.64%) Jenkins
6 17 (0.49%) JIRA
7 5 (0.14%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.058%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.058%) Bugzilla
8 2 (0.058%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.058%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.029%) InstallShield
General
1 402 (11.64%) Finance
2 319 (9.23%) Telecoms
3 184 (5.33%) Retail
4 103 (2.98%) Public Sector
5 77 (2.23%) Banking
6 67 (1.94%) Manufacturing
7 62 (1.79%) Law
8 55 (1.59%) Legal
9 43 (1.24%) Aerospace
10 26 (0.75%) Marketing
11 19 (0.55%) Financial Institution
12 17 (0.49%) Back Office
12 17 (0.49%) French Language
13 16 (0.46%) Advertising
14 15 (0.43%) German Language
15 11 (0.32%) Games
16 10 (0.29%) Fire and Rescue
16 10 (0.29%) Front Office
17 9 (0.26%) Police
18 8 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 892 (25.82%) Network Engineer
2 527 (15.25%) Analyst
3 417 (12.07%) Support Engineer
4 390 (11.29%) IT Support
5 296 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 269 (7.79%) IT Engineer
7 247 (7.15%) Senior Network Engineer
8 226 (6.54%) Support Analyst
9 218 (6.31%) Architect
10 183 (5.30%) Consultant
11 177 (5.12%) 2nd Line Support
12 172 (4.98%) IT Support Engineer
13 151 (4.37%) IT Analyst
14 136 (3.94%) Cisco Engineer
15 134 (3.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 125 (3.62%) Security Engineer
17 123 (3.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
18 114 (3.30%) IT Support Analyst
19 109 (3.15%) 2nd Line Engineer
20 108 (3.13%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (2.14%) LDAP
2 53 (1.53%) 802.1X
3 32 (0.93%) Web Services
4 27 (0.78%) LAMP
5 16 (0.46%) XML
6 15 (0.43%) .NET
7 14 (0.41%) FIX Protocol
7 14 (0.41%) SOAP
8 12 (0.35%) WebSphere MQ
9 8 (0.23%) COM
10 7 (0.20%) Middleware
10 7 (0.20%) Software Packaging
11 6 (0.17%) HTML
12 5 (0.14%) JSON
12 5 (0.14%) WSH
13 4 (0.12%) Elastic Stack
13 4 (0.12%) XMPP
14 3 (0.087%) Kafka
14 3 (0.087%) Oracle Fusion
14 3 (0.087%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 674 (19.51%) Data Centre
2 285 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
3 204 (5.90%) Management Information System
4 186 (5.38%) Self-Motivation
5 125 (3.62%) Driving Licence
6 110 (3.18%) Video Conferencing
7 93 (2.69%) Replication
8 72 (2.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 68 (1.97%) Clustering
10 59 (1.71%) Public Cloud
11 54 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
12 53 (1.53%) iPhone
13 48 (1.39%) PKI
14 41 (1.19%) Smartphone
15 38 (1.10%) Private Cloud
16 36 (1.04%) Mobile Computing
17 35 (1.01%) User Experience
18 34 (0.98%) Fat Client
18 34 (0.98%) Thin Client
19 32 (0.93%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1,528 (44.23%) Windows
2 790 (22.87%) Windows Server
3 505 (14.62%) Linux
4 498 (14.41%) Windows 10
5 394 (11.40%) Windows 7
6 366 (10.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 245 (7.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 146 (4.23%) Unix
9 117 (3.39%) Android
10 89 (2.58%) Apple iOS
11 88 (2.55%) Windows Server 2003
12 79 (2.29%) Windows 8
13 58 (1.68%) Mac OS X
14 50 (1.45%) CentOS
15 49 (1.42%) Ubuntu
16 42 (1.22%) Mac OS
17 39 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 26 (0.75%) Solaris
19 17 (0.49%) Windows Vista
20 14 (0.41%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 795 (23.01%) ITIL
2 410 (11.87%) Problem-Solving
3 390 (11.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 269 (7.79%) Change Management
5 257 (7.44%) Network Design
6 243 (7.03%) Project Management
7 220 (6.37%) Mentoring
8 208 (6.02%) Load Balancing
9 200 (5.79%) Migration
10 194 (5.62%) Service Delivery
11 192 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
12 188 (5.44%) Information Security
13 183 (5.30%) Network Management
14 182 (5.27%) Network Monitoring
15 181 (5.24%) Project Delivery
16 174 (5.04%) Cybersecurity
17 163 (4.72%) Continuous Improvement
18 160 (4.63%) Service Management
19 156 (4.52%) Presales
20 141 (4.08%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 247 (7.15%) SQL
2 208 (6.02%) PowerShell
3 88 (2.55%) Python
4 62 (1.79%) Bash Shell
5 36 (1.04%) C
6 34 (0.98%) Perl
7 16 (0.46%) C#
8 13 (0.38%) Shell Script
8 13 (0.38%) VBScript
9 10 (0.29%) PHP
10 9 (0.26%) Java
11 7 (0.20%) JavaScript
11 7 (0.20%) VB.NET
12 6 (0.17%) C++
13 5 (0.14%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.087%) Go
14 3 (0.087%) Scala
14 3 (0.087%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.058%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.058%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1,116 (32.30%) Cisco Certification
2 765 (22.14%) CCNP
3 588 (17.02%) CCNA
4 381 (11.03%) Degree
5 300 (8.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 202 (5.85%) CCIE
7 197 (5.70%) MCSE
8 140 (4.05%) Security Cleared
9 128 (3.70%) CCDP
10 124 (3.59%) MCSA
11 109 (3.15%) SC Cleared
12 106 (3.07%) MCP
13 79 (2.29%) CCSA
14 68 (1.97%) JNCIS
15 67 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
16 65 (1.88%) JNCIA
17 58 (1.68%) CISSP
18 55 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 54 (1.56%) CCSE
20 48 (1.39%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 276 (7.99%) SLA
2 150 (4.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 87 (2.52%) PCI DSS
4 33 (0.96%) NIST
5 30 (0.87%) Cyber Essentials
5 30 (0.87%) GDPR
6 23 (0.67%) QA
7 16 (0.46%) ISO 9001
7 16 (0.46%) NIST 800
7 16 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 13 (0.38%) ISO 22301
8 13 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 12 (0.35%) PMO
10 8 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 7 (0.20%) COBIT
12 6 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 4 (0.12%) ITGC
14 3 (0.087%) Solvency II
15 2 (0.058%) DICOM
15 2 (0.058%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 1,202 (34.79%) Active Directory
2 667 (19.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 371 (10.74%) Hyper-V
4 136 (3.94%) XenApp
5 104 (3.01%) vSphere
6 100 (2.89%) VMware ESXi
7 65 (1.88%) XenDesktop
8 50 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
9 49 (1.42%) VMware NSX
10 48 (1.39%) Terminal Services
11 45 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
12 41 (1.19%) Docker
13 33 (0.96%) Firmware
14 27 (0.78%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 26 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
16 25 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
17 19 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
18 17 (0.49%) NFS
19 11 (0.32%) BitLocker
20 10 (0.29%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 295 (8.54%) SCCM
2 67 (1.94%) WSUS
3 64 (1.85%) Puppet
4 62 (1.79%) Backup Exec
5 56 (1.62%) Cisco Prime
5 56 (1.62%) Microsoft Intune
6 55 (1.59%) Ansible
7 51 (1.48%) Nagios
8 48 (1.39%) FortiGate
8 48 (1.39%) vCenter Server
9 41 (1.19%) ZABBIX
10 37 (1.07%) Cisco CUCM
11 36 (1.04%) SCOM
12 35 (1.01%) Kubernetes
13 34 (0.98%) SolarWinds Orion
14 28 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
15 27 (0.78%) Nessus
16 23 (0.67%) vRealize
17 22 (0.64%) AirWatch
17 22 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1,614 (46.71%) Cisco
2 1,218 (35.25%) Microsoft
3 923 (26.71%) VMware
4 535 (15.48%) Citrix
5 375 (10.85%) CheckPoint
6 333 (9.64%) Juniper
7 296 (8.57%) Palo Alto
8 243 (7.03%) HP
9 232 (6.71%) Meraki
10 230 (6.66%) SolarWinds
11 190 (5.50%) F5
12 183 (5.30%) Fortinet
13 137 (3.97%) Veeam
14 107 (3.10%) Aruba
15 105 (3.04%) Dell
16 92 (2.66%) Red Hat
17 84 (2.43%) Mitel
18 82 (2.37%) Avaya
19 80 (2.32%) Apple
20 79 (2.29%) NetApp