Local Area Network (LAN)
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies requiring LAN skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited LAN over the 6 months leading up to 12 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
12 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 164 199 289
Rank change year-on-year +35 +90 -71
Permanent jobs citing LAN 1,841 1,708 2,444
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.68% 1.85% 1.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.29% 11.26% 10.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1,492 1,263 1,877
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,750 £28,000
25th Percentile £33,938 £35,000 £34,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - -5.26% +3.26%
75th Percentile £58,750 £58,750 £63,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.80% -1.76% -

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK

LAN falls under the Communications and Computer Networking category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring communications or computer networking skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13,853 15,169 22,929
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 12.61% 16.40% 13.27%
Number of salaries quoted 9,443 7,634 11,811
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,000 £28,250
25th Percentile £32,500 £35,750 £37,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £51,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -6.86% -2.86% +5.00%
75th Percentile £63,750 £70,938 £70,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £86,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,886 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -0.25% -5.26% +5.56%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing LAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for LAN in the UK

LAN
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing LAN.

Salary trend for LAN in the UK

LAN
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing LAN over the 6 months to 12 June 2024.

Salary histogram for LAN in the UK

LAN
Top 19 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 12 June 2024. 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
Jobs
England +36 1,697 £45,000 - 306
UK excluding London +7 1,311 £42,500 +1.80% 261
Work from Home +28 632 £50,000 +5.26% 114
London +58 469 £55,000 - 59
North of England +30 405 £42,500 -5.56% 70
Midlands +17 249 £42,000 +9.09% 46
South East -20 245 £45,000 +12.50% 64
North West +32 231 £42,500 -7.61% 42
West Midlands +52 198 £40,313 +0.78% 31
South West +12 190 £40,000 -2.44% 33
East of England +24 158 £45,000 +9.09% 35
Yorkshire +62 155 £42,500 -5.56% 21
Scotland -86 47 £35,000 -15.66% 10
East Midlands -49 42 £45,000 +21.27% 15
North East -21 40 £37,750 -11.18% 7
Wales +17 34 £40,500 +1.25% 11
Northern Ireland +7 8 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Isle of Man - 2 - -
Channel Islands - 1 - -

LAN
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 226 (12.28%) Microsoft Exchange
2 197 (10.70%) SharePoint
3 21 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
3 21 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
4 17 (0.92%) IIS
5 10 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (0.49%) Skype for Business
7 8 (0.43%) WebSphere
8 7 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (0.27%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.22%) Apache
10 4 (0.22%) Confluence
10 4 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.16%) SAS
12 2 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.11%) Moodle
12 2 (0.11%) nginx
12 2 (0.11%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.054%) WordPress
Applications
1 203 (11.03%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (1.41%) MS Visio
3 20 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.16%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.16%) Revit
6 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.27%) Salesforce CRM
4 2 (0.11%) Epicor Tropos
4 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.11%) Shopify
5 1 (0.054%) Carpe Diem
5 1 (0.054%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.054%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.054%) Sage 300 ERP
5 1 (0.054%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 703 (38.19%) Azure
2 676 (36.72%) Microsoft 365
3 212 (11.52%) Entra ID
4 209 (11.35%) AWS
5 70 (3.80%) SaaS
6 65 (3.53%) IaaS
7 63 (3.42%) GCP
7 63 (3.42%) OneDrive
8 56 (3.04%) PaaS
9 44 (2.39%) Cloud Computing
10 31 (1.68%) Azure DevOps
11 26 (1.41%) Power Platform
12 23 (1.25%) Azure Sentinel
13 20 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
14 16 (0.87%) Mimecast
15 15 (0.81%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 14 (0.76%) Microsoft Purview
17 12 (0.65%) AWS Direct Connect
17 12 (0.65%) Rubrik
17 12 (0.65%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 1,548 (84.08%) WAN
2 758 (41.17%) Firewall
3 484 (26.29%) VPN
4 443 (24.06%) Wi-Fi
5 409 (22.22%) Wireless
6 369 (20.04%) DNS
7 347 (18.85%) TCP/IP
8 325 (17.65%) DHCP
9 249 (13.53%) Network Security
10 241 (13.09%) SD-WAN
11 239 (12.98%) WLAN
12 211 (11.46%) MPLS
13 193 (10.48%) VLAN
14 172 (9.34%) Internet
15 162 (8.80%) BGP
16 148 (8.04%) OSPF
17 126 (6.84%) SAN
18 122 (6.63%) VoIP
19 74 (4.02%) IPsec
20 70 (3.80%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (3.97%) SQL Server
2 21 (1.14%) MySQL
3 17 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
5 12 (0.65%) Power BI
6 10 (0.54%) DB2
6 10 (0.54%) QlikView
7 7 (0.38%) Azure SQL Database
7 7 (0.38%) NoSQL
8 5 (0.27%) InfluxDB
8 5 (0.27%) MariaDB
9 4 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.16%) Big Data
10 3 (0.16%) EDRMS
10 3 (0.16%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.16%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.11%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.11%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.11%) DynamoDB
11 2 (0.11%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 20 (1.09%) JIRA
2 12 (0.65%) Jenkins
3 7 (0.38%) Git
4 4 (0.22%) MSBuild
4 4 (0.22%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (0.22%) TeamCity
General
1 551 (29.93%) Social Skills
2 188 (10.21%) Analytical Skills
3 175 (9.51%) Finance
4 112 (6.08%) Telecoms
5 109 (5.92%) Retail
6 91 (4.94%) Law
7 66 (3.59%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 53 (2.88%) Manufacturing
9 49 (2.66%) Organisational Skills
9 49 (2.66%) Public Sector
10 43 (2.34%) Legal
11 41 (2.23%) Documentation Skills
12 25 (1.36%) Presentation Skills
13 23 (1.25%) Banking
14 19 (1.03%) Local Government
15 18 (0.98%) Marketing
16 16 (0.87%) Police
17 15 (0.81%) Games
18 13 (0.71%) Advertising
19 11 (0.60%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 386 (20.97%) Network Engineer
2 267 (14.50%) Analyst
3 237 (12.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 232 (12.60%) Senior
5 162 (8.80%) Support Engineer
6 153 (8.31%) IT Support
7 117 (6.36%) IT Engineer
8 94 (5.11%) Architect
9 84 (4.56%) IT Analyst
10 82 (4.45%) Senior Network Engineer
11 78 (4.24%) Lead
12 74 (4.02%) 2nd Line Support
13 71 (3.86%) Network Analyst
13 71 (3.86%) Service Analyst
14 67 (3.64%) Support Analyst
15 64 (3.48%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 64 (3.48%) Service Desk Analyst
16 61 (3.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 59 (3.20%) Consultant
17 59 (3.20%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (1.58%) 802.1X
2 28 (1.52%) LDAP
3 12 (0.65%) HTML
4 10 (0.54%) SAML
5 9 (0.49%) XMPP
6 8 (0.43%) .NET
6 8 (0.43%) WebSphere MQ
6 8 (0.43%) XML
7 7 (0.38%) EDI
8 4 (0.22%) Akka
8 4 (0.22%) Web Services
8 4 (0.22%) YAML
9 3 (0.16%) Middleware
10 2 (0.11%) ARM Templates
10 2 (0.11%) Azure Blueprints
10 2 (0.11%) LAMP
10 2 (0.11%) Node.js
10 2 (0.11%) React
10 2 (0.11%) RESTful
10 2 (0.11%) ServiceStack
Miscellaneous
1 277 (15.05%) Data Centre
2 125 (6.79%) Management Information System
3 85 (4.62%) Driving Licence
4 56 (3.04%) Public Cloud
5 51 (2.77%) PKI
6 50 (2.72%) Self-Motivation
7 49 (2.66%) Onboarding
8 36 (1.96%) CCTV
9 29 (1.58%) Client/Server
9 29 (1.58%) Cyberattack
9 29 (1.58%) Hybrid Cloud
10 25 (1.36%) Private Cloud
11 24 (1.30%) IoT
12 22 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
13 20 (1.09%) NHS
14 18 (0.98%) Clustering
14 18 (0.98%) Replication
15 15 (0.81%) Fat Client
15 15 (0.81%) Security Posture
15 15 (0.81%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 803 (43.62%) Windows
2 398 (21.62%) Windows Server
3 197 (10.70%) Linux
4 182 (9.89%) Windows 10
5 84 (4.56%) Windows Server 2019
6 79 (4.29%) Android
7 78 (4.24%) Windows Server 2016
8 62 (3.37%) Mac OS
9 56 (3.04%) Apple iOS
10 54 (2.93%) Ubuntu
11 53 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
12 51 (2.77%) VMS
13 35 (1.90%) Windows 7
14 30 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 26 (1.41%) CentOS
16 21 (1.14%) Unix
17 17 (0.92%) VyOS
18 15 (0.81%) Mac OS X
18 15 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
19 10 (0.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 339 (18.41%) ITIL
2 328 (17.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 324 (17.60%) Problem-Solving
4 272 (14.77%) Customer Service
5 201 (10.92%) Cybersecurity
6 142 (7.71%) Roadmaps
7 134 (7.28%) Agile
8 125 (6.79%) Disaster Recovery
9 115 (6.25%) Project Delivery
10 113 (6.14%) Mentoring
10 113 (6.14%) Project Management
11 112 (6.08%) Service Delivery
12 97 (5.27%) Migration
13 91 (4.94%) Information Security
14 90 (4.89%) Presales
15 88 (4.78%) Change Management
16 79 (4.29%) Continuous Improvement
17 78 (4.24%) Service Management
17 78 (4.24%) Stakeholder Management
18 73 (3.97%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 172 (9.34%) PowerShell
2 110 (5.98%) SQL
3 76 (4.13%) Python
4 46 (2.50%) Bash
5 18 (0.98%) Perl
6 13 (0.71%) Java
7 7 (0.38%) C#
7 7 (0.38%) PHP
8 3 (0.16%) Bicep
8 3 (0.16%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.16%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.11%) Korn
9 2 (0.11%) Kusto Query Language
10 1 (0.054%) VBA
Qualifications
1 311 (16.89%) Cisco Certification
2 272 (14.77%) Degree
3 203 (11.03%) CCNA
4 166 (9.02%) Security Cleared
5 159 (8.64%) CCNP
6 85 (4.62%) SC Cleared
7 75 (4.07%) Microsoft Certification
8 69 (3.75%) DV Cleared
9 65 (3.53%) CCIE
10 54 (2.93%) Computer Science Degree
11 46 (2.50%) CISSP
11 46 (2.50%) DBS Check
12 41 (2.23%) MCSE
13 38 (2.06%) CCDP
14 37 (2.01%) JNCIA
15 36 (1.96%) Azure Certification
16 27 (1.47%) A+ Certification
17 26 (1.41%) HND
18 25 (1.36%) AWS Certification
19 23 (1.25%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (6.74%) SLA
2 56 (3.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 52 (2.82%) Cyber Essentials
4 23 (1.25%) NIST
5 19 (1.03%) GDPR
6 18 (0.98%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 18 (0.98%) PCI DSS
7 15 (0.81%) QA
8 11 (0.60%) Accessibility
9 8 (0.43%) NCSC
10 6 (0.33%) IASME
11 5 (0.27%) COBIT
11 5 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
13 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
13 2 (0.11%) ITGC
13 2 (0.11%) PMO
14 1 (0.054%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 1 (0.054%) SOC 2
System Software
1 728 (39.54%) Active Directory
2 342 (18.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 230 (12.49%) Hyper-V
4 80 (4.35%) vSphere
5 62 (3.37%) VMware ESXi
6 31 (1.68%) Virtual Desktop
6 31 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
7 26 (1.41%) XenApp
8 23 (1.25%) XenDesktop
9 17 (0.92%) Firmware
10 11 (0.60%) Docker
11 10 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (0.38%) VMware NSX
13 6 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
14 5 (0.27%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 4 (0.22%) KVM
15 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.22%) VMware Server
16 3 (0.16%) Terminal Services
16 3 (0.16%) Xen
Systems Management
1 198 (10.76%) Microsoft Intune
2 92 (5.00%) SCCM
3 70 (3.80%) Ansible
4 66 (3.59%) Terraform
5 50 (2.72%) WSUS
6 36 (1.96%) FortiGate
7 24 (1.30%) Jamf Pro
8 21 (1.14%) vCenter Server
9 17 (0.92%) Autotask
10 15 (0.81%) Puppet
11 12 (0.65%) Failover Clustering
11 12 (0.65%) SmoothWall
12 11 (0.60%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 10 (0.54%) Nmap
13 10 (0.54%) SCVMM
13 10 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
14 9 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
14 9 (0.49%) Nessus
15 8 (0.43%) VxRail
16 7 (0.38%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 801 (43.51%) Microsoft
2 604 (32.81%) Cisco
3 503 (27.32%) VMware
4 173 (9.40%) Juniper
5 168 (9.13%) Meraki
6 163 (8.85%) Fortinet
7 125 (6.79%) Aruba
8 122 (6.63%) HP
9 114 (6.19%) Palo Alto
10 106 (5.76%) Citrix
11 96 (5.21%) Veeam
12 77 (4.18%) SolarWinds
13 75 (4.07%) CheckPoint
14 70 (3.80%) Dell
15 61 (3.31%) Google
15 61 (3.31%) Ruckus Wireless
16 45 (2.44%) Apple
17 38 (2.06%) Nokia
18 31 (1.68%) Sophos
19 28 (1.52%) Red Hat