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

Local Area Network (LAN)
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 141 115 100
Rank change year-on-year -26 -15 +26
Permanent jobs citing LAN 4301 5295 6469
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.47% 2.75% 2.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.44% 16.27% 17.30%
Number of salaries quoted 3593 4473 5631
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £24,750 £24,900 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.50% - +5.26%

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 27854 32539 37401
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.98% 16.88% 16.97%
Number of salaries quoted 22568 26875 30779
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £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 September 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 September 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 -24 4064 £42,500 - 182
UK excluding London -27 2695 £39,000 -2.50% 142
London -13 1544 £50,000 -4.76% 52
South East -36 782 £38,250 -15.00% 37
North of England +5 689 £40,000 +6.67% 42
Midlands -28 421 £37,500 -3.23% 20
East of England +7 393 £45,000 +8.43% 24
North West +22 392 £40,000 +5.26% 28
West Midlands -36 275 £37,500 - 17
Yorkshire -12 273 £38,000 +1.33% 14
South West -37 244 £36,500 +12.31% 7
East Midlands -33 144 £35,000 -17.65% 3
Scotland +5 125 £43,500 +15.23% 7
Wales -35 38 £33,250 -21.76% 5
North East -2 24 £36,500 +4.29%
Northern Ireland -10 13 £30,500 -19.74%
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 3758 (87.38%) WAN
2 2178 (50.64%) Cisco
3 2081 (48.38%) Firewall
4 1989 (46.25%) Windows
5 1538 (35.76%) Microsoft
6 1465 (34.06%) Active Directory
7 1358 (31.57%) VMware
8 1284 (29.85%) Cisco Certification
9 1221 (28.39%) VPN
10 1171 (27.23%) Windows Server
11 1020 (23.72%) ITIL
12 1009 (23.46%) TCP/IP
13 949 (22.06%) DNS
14 923 (21.46%) VMware Infrastructure
15 836 (19.44%) DHCP
16 827 (19.23%) CCNP
17 781 (18.16%) Data Centre
18 763 (17.74%) MS Exchange
19 756 (17.58%) CCNA
20 722 (16.79%) Wireless
21 701 (16.30%) MPLS
22 683 (15.88%) Office 365
23 677 (15.74%) Finance
24 631 (14.67%) Juniper
25 617 (14.35%) Windows Server 2008
26 615 (14.30%) BGP
27 613 (14.25%) Hyper-V
28 586 (13.62%) VoIP
29 584 (13.58%) Network Security
30 583 (13.55%) Linux

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
1 763 (17.74%) MS Exchange
2 311 (7.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 200 (4.65%) SharePoint
4 161 (3.74%) Skype for Business
5 131 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2013
6 112 (2.60%) IIS
7 91 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2007
8 61 (1.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 52 (1.21%) Apache
10 51 (1.19%) Tomcat
11 50 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
12 41 (0.95%) CMS
13 19 (0.44%) OpenStack
14 17 (0.40%) IBM Notes
14 17 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
15 14 (0.33%) IBM Domino
15 14 (0.33%) WebLogic
16 13 (0.30%) WebSphere
17 11 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
18 10 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 509 (11.83%) Microsoft Office
2 54 (1.26%) Microsoft Project
3 52 (1.21%) MS Visio
4 51 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
5 32 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.12%) Houdini
7 5 (0.12%) Maya
7 5 (0.12%) NUKE
8 3 (0.070%) Mozilla Thunderbird
8 3 (0.070%) SOLIDWORKS
9 2 (0.047%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.047%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.047%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 26 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
3 9 (0.21%) Markit EDM
4 7 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.070%) Epicor Vantage
5 3 (0.070%) Maximo
5 3 (0.070%) Workfront
6 2 (0.047%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.047%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.047%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.023%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.023%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
7 1 (0.023%) Magento
7 1 (0.023%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.023%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.023%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.023%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 683 (15.88%) Office 365
2 442 (10.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 315 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
4 117 (2.72%) SaaS
5 91 (2.12%) PaaS
6 90 (2.09%) IaaS
7 46 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
8 36 (0.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 23 (0.53%) Amazon S3
10 19 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
10 19 (0.44%) G Suite
11 17 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
12 15 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
13 13 (0.30%) Mimecast
14 11 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 10 (0.23%) Amazon Glacier
15 10 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
15 10 (0.23%) AWS CloudTrail
16 7 (0.16%) GitHub
16 7 (0.16%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3758 (87.38%) WAN
2 2081 (48.38%) Firewall
3 1221 (28.39%) VPN
4 1009 (23.46%) TCP/IP
5 949 (22.06%) DNS
6 836 (19.44%) DHCP
7 722 (16.79%) Wireless
8 701 (16.30%) MPLS
9 615 (14.30%) BGP
10 586 (13.62%) VoIP
11 584 (13.58%) Network Security
12 549 (12.76%) OSPF
13 544 (12.65%) SAN
14 503 (11.69%) VLAN
15 484 (11.25%) Cisco ASA
16 420 (9.77%) Wi-Fi
17 365 (8.49%) Internet
18 349 (8.11%) WLAN
19 311 (7.23%) Cisco Nexus
20 297 (6.91%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 348 (8.09%) SQL Server
2 72 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 66 (1.53%) MySQL
4 47 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
5 44 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
6 25 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
7 16 (0.37%) MariaDB
7 16 (0.37%) MongoDB
7 16 (0.37%) Oracle Database
8 10 (0.23%) Crystal Reports
8 10 (0.23%) SQL Server 2014
8 10 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (0.21%) Relational Database
9 9 (0.21%) SQL Server 2000
10 8 (0.19%) Oracle Exadata
11 7 (0.16%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (0.14%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (0.14%) Hadoop
12 6 (0.14%) Oracle ODI
12 6 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 43 (1.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 26 (0.60%) Git (software)
3 23 (0.53%) JIRA
4 16 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (0.35%) Jenkins
5 15 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
6 12 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 9 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 7 (0.16%) Metasploit
9 4 (0.093%) Travis CI
10 3 (0.070%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.070%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.047%) Burp Suite
11 2 (0.047%) Liquibase
11 2 (0.047%) Subversion
11 2 (0.047%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (0.023%) Bitbucket
12 1 (0.023%) git-flow
12 1 (0.023%) Octopus Deploy
12 1 (0.023%) TeamCity
General
1 677 (15.74%) Finance
2 364 (8.46%) Telecoms
3 134 (3.12%) Retail
4 98 (2.28%) Marketing
5 94 (2.19%) Banking
6 73 (1.70%) Law
6 73 (1.70%) Manufacturing
7 67 (1.56%) Financial Institution
8 58 (1.35%) Legal
9 52 (1.21%) Back Office
10 49 (1.14%) Advertising
11 43 (1.00%) Games
12 33 (0.77%) Electronics
13 26 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
14 21 (0.49%) Military
15 19 (0.44%) Investment Banking
16 16 (0.37%) Publishing
17 15 (0.35%) Automotive
18 7 (0.16%) Multimedia
19 6 (0.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1029 (23.92%) Network Engineer
2 721 (16.76%) Analyst
3 511 (11.88%) Support Engineer
4 338 (7.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 330 (7.67%) IT Support
6 324 (7.53%) Support Analyst
7 264 (6.14%) Cisco Engineer
8 262 (6.09%) Architect
9 261 (6.07%) Senior Network Engineer
10 236 (5.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 233 (5.42%) IT Engineer
12 229 (5.32%) Administrator
13 225 (5.23%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 223 (5.18%) Consultant
15 192 (4.46%) 3rd Line Support
16 189 (4.39%) 2nd Line Support
17 185 (4.30%) IT Analyst
18 168 (3.91%) Network Analyst
19 159 (3.70%) Desktop Support
20 155 (3.60%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (2.02%) Web Services
2 85 (1.98%) 802.1X
3 47 (1.09%) XML
4 37 (0.86%) Middleware
5 31 (0.72%) HTML
5 31 (0.72%) LAMP
6 30 (0.70%) CSS
7 29 (0.67%) FIX Protocol
8 25 (0.58%) .NET
9 24 (0.56%) JSON
10 22 (0.51%) REST
11 14 (0.33%) POSIX
12 12 (0.28%) Software Packaging
13 11 (0.26%) Node.js
13 11 (0.26%) ODBC
13 11 (0.26%) SOAP
14 9 (0.21%) JDBC
15 8 (0.19%) .NET Framework
15 8 (0.19%) EDI
15 8 (0.19%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 781 (18.16%) Data Centre
2 289 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
3 190 (4.42%) Management Information System
4 158 (3.67%) Driving Licence
5 129 (3.00%) Computer Science
6 94 (2.19%) Video Conferencing
7 84 (1.95%) Blackberry
8 63 (1.46%) Clustering
9 52 (1.21%) PKI
10 51 (1.19%) iPad
10 51 (1.19%) Public Cloud
11 50 (1.16%) Hedge funds
12 45 (1.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 44 (1.02%) Replication
14 42 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
15 41 (0.95%) Fintech
16 37 (0.86%) PMI
17 35 (0.81%) Smartphone
18 34 (0.79%) User Experience
19 31 (0.72%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 1989 (46.25%) Windows
2 1171 (27.23%) Windows Server
3 617 (14.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 583 (13.55%) Linux
5 550 (12.79%) Windows 7
6 524 (12.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 333 (7.74%) Windows 10
8 244 (5.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 176 (4.09%) Unix
10 149 (3.46%) Windows 8
11 128 (2.98%) Windows XP
12 110 (2.56%) Android
13 91 (2.12%) CentOS
14 90 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 82 (1.91%) Mac OS X
16 59 (1.37%) Apple iOS
16 59 (1.37%) Ubuntu
17 35 (0.81%) Debian
18 31 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
19 27 (0.63%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1020 (23.72%) ITIL
2 325 (7.56%) Load Balancing
3 324 (7.53%) Project Management
4 268 (6.23%) Network Design
5 266 (6.18%) Change Management
6 260 (6.05%) Network Management
7 247 (5.74%) Presales
8 241 (5.60%) Disaster Recovery
9 221 (5.14%) Service Delivery
10 198 (4.60%) Information Security
11 196 (4.56%) Network Monitoring
12 192 (4.46%) Service Management
13 189 (4.39%) Incident Management
13 189 (4.39%) Mentoring
14 176 (4.09%) PRINCE2
15 162 (3.77%) Problem Management
16 160 (3.72%) Root Cause Analysis
17 158 (3.67%) Migration
18 145 (3.37%) Kalman Filter
19 134 (3.12%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 364 (8.46%) SQL
2 241 (5.60%) PowerShell
3 161 (3.74%) Python
4 99 (2.30%) Bash Shell
5 75 (1.74%) Java
6 68 (1.58%) C
7 55 (1.28%) Perl
8 34 (0.79%) Shell Script
9 29 (0.67%) VBScript
10 26 (0.60%) Ruby
11 21 (0.49%) VB
12 18 (0.42%) T-SQL
13 15 (0.35%) PHP
14 13 (0.30%) C++
15 12 (0.28%) JavaScript
15 12 (0.28%) R
16 11 (0.26%) C#
16 11 (0.26%) Tcl
17 10 (0.23%) Jython
18 7 (0.16%) Korn
Qualifications
1 1284 (29.85%) Cisco Certification
2 827 (19.23%) CCNP
3 756 (17.58%) CCNA
4 450 (10.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 442 (10.28%) Degree
6 303 (7.04%) MCSE
7 229 (5.32%) Security Cleared
8 219 (5.09%) CCIE
9 197 (4.58%) MCP
10 193 (4.49%) MCSA
11 191 (4.44%) SC Cleared
12 110 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
13 106 (2.46%) MCITP
14 92 (2.14%) CCDP
15 89 (2.07%) JNCIP
16 88 (2.05%) CCSA
17 87 (2.02%) CISSP
18 85 (1.98%) DV Cleared
19 77 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 70 (1.63%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 345 (8.02%) SLA
2 150 (3.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 146 (3.39%) PCI DSS
4 44 (1.02%) Cyber Essentials
5 38 (0.88%) PMO
6 26 (0.60%) ISO 9001
7 22 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 16 (0.37%) GDPR
9 15 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 15 (0.35%) QA
10 11 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 8 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 4 (0.093%) Data Quality
13 3 (0.070%) COBIT
13 3 (0.070%) NIST 800
14 2 (0.047%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 1465 (34.06%) Active Directory
2 923 (21.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 613 (14.25%) Hyper-V
4 194 (4.51%) vSphere
5 182 (4.23%) XenApp
6 140 (3.26%) VMware ESXi
7 99 (2.30%) Terminal Services
8 64 (1.49%) XenDesktop
9 61 (1.42%) Virtual Servers
10 60 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
11 52 (1.21%) XenServer
12 32 (0.74%) ProxySG
13 31 (0.72%) KVM
14 27 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
15 26 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 21 (0.49%) Docker
17 20 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
18 16 (0.37%) Firmware
19 13 (0.30%) OpenSIPS
19 13 (0.30%) Samba
Systems Management
1 251 (5.84%) SCCM
2 118 (2.74%) WSUS
3 116 (2.70%) Nagios
4 111 (2.58%) Puppet
5 73 (1.70%) SCOM
6 71 (1.65%) Backup Exec
7 70 (1.63%) Ansible
8 68 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
9 55 (1.28%) Cacti
10 52 (1.21%) Cisco CUCM
11 50 (1.16%) FortiGate
12 46 (1.07%) AirWatch
13 45 (1.05%) Cisco Prime
14 42 (0.98%) SolarWinds Orion
15 40 (0.93%) ZABBIX
16 38 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
17 27 (0.63%) Cisco LMS
17 27 (0.63%) Opsview
18 20 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
18 20 (0.47%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 2178 (50.64%) Cisco
2 1538 (35.76%) Microsoft
3 1358 (31.57%) VMware
4 631 (14.67%) Juniper
5 580 (13.49%) CheckPoint
6 578 (13.44%) Citrix
7 455 (10.58%) HP
8 369 (8.58%) F5
9 284 (6.60%) Palo Alto
10 189 (4.39%) SolarWinds
11 176 (4.09%) Avaya
12 159 (3.70%) Dell
13 133 (3.09%) Fortinet
14 132 (3.07%) Red Hat
15 119 (2.77%) Aruba
16 103 (2.39%) Meraki
17 98 (2.28%) Veeam
18 95 (2.21%) Blue Coat
19 91 (2.12%) NetApp
20 86 (2.00%) Symantec