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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 30 June 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
UK
6 months to
30 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 279 213 149
Rank change year-on-year -66 -64 0
Permanent jobs citing LAN 2,498 1,741 1,872
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.40% 1.63% 2.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.60% 12.86% 15.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1,952 1,458 1,541
10th Percentile £28,500 £28,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £35,000 £34,000 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £46,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.26% +8.24% -
75th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 23,568 13,537 11,837
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.24% 12.71% 14.96%
Number of salaries quoted 12,274 9,494 9,445
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,756 £37,500 £35,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.70%
75th Percentile £71,248 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 30 June 2022.

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 30 June 2022. 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 -70 2,082 £45,000 -2.17% 381
UK excluding London -38 1,514 £42,500 - 305
Work from Home -24 972 £52,500 - 120
London -66 697 £52,500 -2.10% 99
South East -27 409 £45,000 +1.12% 80
North of England -23 408 £40,000 -5.88% 70
Midlands -46 257 £42,500 +6.25% 63
North West -54 176 £47,500 - 41
West Midlands -39 164 £42,500 +6.25% 42
South West -37 159 £40,000 -5.88% 37
Yorkshire -24 152 £42,500 +6.25% 21
East of England -54 147 £44,250 -6.84% 32
Scotland -40 102 £37,250 -8.02% 14
North East +28 79 £40,000 +11.11% 8
East Midlands -44 78 £42,500 +6.25% 20
Northern Ireland +4 27 £35,000 - 6
Wales -46 21 £45,000 +12.50% 4

For the 6 months to 30 June 2022, 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 2,111 (84.51%) WAN
2 1,185 (47.44%) Cisco
3 1,171 (46.88%) Firewall
4 1,042 (41.71%) Windows
5 998 (39.95%) Microsoft
6 886 (35.47%) Active Directory
7 800 (32.03%) Azure
8 795 (31.83%) Microsoft 365
9 650 (26.02%) Cisco Certification
10 604 (24.18%) ITIL
11 600 (24.02%) Wireless
12 595 (23.82%) Social Skills
13 590 (23.62%) VPN
14 568 (22.74%) Windows Server
15 539 (21.58%) DNS
16 530 (21.22%) VMware
17 490 (19.62%) Wi-Fi
18 430 (17.21%) Data Centre
19 427 (17.09%) DHCP
20 422 (16.89%) CCNP
21 411 (16.45%) TCP/IP
22 377 (15.09%) VMware Infrastructure
22 377 (15.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 353 (14.13%) CCNA
24 349 (13.97%) WLAN
25 303 (12.13%) Windows 10
26 301 (12.05%) SD-WAN
27 294 (11.77%) Linux
27 294 (11.77%) MPLS
28 286 (11.45%) Agile

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
1 235 (9.41%) SharePoint
2 214 (8.57%) MS Exchange
3 64 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 41 (1.64%) Apache
4 41 (1.64%) IIS
5 33 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
6 29 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
7 20 (0.80%) Confluence
8 17 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 14 (0.56%) OpenStack
10 13 (0.52%) CMS
11 12 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
12 9 (0.36%) Cloud Foundry
12 9 (0.36%) Skype for Business
12 9 (0.36%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.080%) Liferay
15 1 (0.040%) nginx
15 1 (0.040%) SAS
Applications
1 275 (11.01%) Microsoft Office
2 65 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 53 (2.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 46 (1.84%) MS Visio
5 33 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.080%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.040%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 31 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.28%) SAP GTS
3 3 (0.12%) Fidessa
3 3 (0.12%) Toggl
4 2 (0.080%) Magento
4 2 (0.080%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.040%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.040%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.040%) Kondor
5 1 (0.040%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
5 1 (0.040%) RMDS
5 1 (0.040%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 800 (32.03%) Azure
2 795 (31.83%) Microsoft 365
3 274 (10.97%) AWS
4 203 (8.13%) Azure Active Directory
5 149 (5.96%) SaaS
6 133 (5.32%) IaaS
7 126 (5.04%) PaaS
8 74 (2.96%) OneDrive
9 41 (1.64%) Azure DevOps
9 41 (1.64%) GitHub
10 36 (1.44%) Azure Sentinel
10 36 (1.44%) GCP
10 36 (1.44%) Power Platform
11 28 (1.12%) Azure Monitor
11 28 (1.12%) Mimecast
11 28 (1.12%) Rubrik
12 26 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
13 24 (0.96%) Apigee
13 24 (0.96%) GitHub Actions
14 21 (0.84%) Cloudflare
Communications & Networking
1 2,111 (84.51%) WAN
2 1,171 (46.88%) Firewall
3 600 (24.02%) Wireless
4 590 (23.62%) VPN
5 539 (21.58%) DNS
6 490 (19.62%) Wi-Fi
7 427 (17.09%) DHCP
8 411 (16.45%) TCP/IP
9 349 (13.97%) WLAN
10 301 (12.05%) SD-WAN
11 294 (11.77%) MPLS
12 284 (11.37%) Network Security
13 279 (11.17%) BGP
14 242 (9.69%) VLAN
15 232 (9.29%) OSPF
16 220 (8.81%) VoIP
17 207 (8.29%) Cisco ASA
18 197 (7.89%) Cisco Nexus
19 184 (7.37%) SAN
20 168 (6.73%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 38 (1.52%) MySQL
3 37 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
4 28 (1.12%) MariaDB
5 25 (1.00%) InfluxDB
6 24 (0.96%) Tableau
7 23 (0.92%) Relational Database
8 18 (0.72%) Power BI
9 13 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
10 8 (0.32%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (0.16%) Riak
12 3 (0.12%) MS Access
12 3 (0.12%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.080%) BigQuery
13 2 (0.080%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 2 (0.080%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 1 (0.040%) Data Lake
14 1 (0.040%) Elasticsearch
14 1 (0.040%) Oracle Database
14 1 (0.040%) Tableau Server
Development Applications
1 62 (2.48%) JIRA
2 48 (1.92%) Jenkins
3 41 (1.64%) Git (software)
4 25 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
5 10 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 7 (0.28%) Robot Framework
6 7 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.12%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.080%) Gradle
8 2 (0.080%) Postman
9 1 (0.040%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.040%) LabVIEW
9 1 (0.040%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.040%) Subversion
General
1 595 (23.82%) Social Skills
2 285 (11.41%) Finance
3 219 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
4 217 (8.69%) Telecoms
5 133 (5.32%) Organisational Skills
6 87 (3.48%) Banking
6 87 (3.48%) Public Sector
7 85 (3.40%) Law
8 83 (3.32%) Documentation Skills
8 83 (3.32%) Legal
9 68 (2.72%) Manufacturing
10 64 (2.56%) Presentation Skills
11 60 (2.40%) Back Office
12 53 (2.12%) Retail
13 47 (1.88%) Marketing
14 28 (1.12%) Electronics
15 27 (1.08%) Games
16 23 (0.92%) Influencing Skills
17 21 (0.84%) Military
18 18 (0.72%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 638 (25.54%) Network Engineer
2 284 (11.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 281 (11.25%) Analyst
4 256 (10.25%) Support Engineer
5 235 (9.41%) IT Engineer
6 205 (8.21%) Architect
7 184 (7.37%) IT Support
8 169 (6.77%) Senior Network Engineer
9 121 (4.84%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 115 (4.60%) Support Analyst
11 107 (4.28%) IT Support Engineer
12 106 (4.24%) 2nd Line Support
13 101 (4.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 101 (4.04%) IT Manager
14 98 (3.92%) Cisco Engineer
15 96 (3.84%) Network Architect
16 89 (3.56%) Network Manager
17 84 (3.36%) IT Analyst
18 78 (3.12%) Cisco Network Engineer
19 77 (3.08%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (1.96%) 802.1X
2 36 (1.44%) Middleware
3 29 (1.16%) .NET
4 26 (1.04%) Web Services
5 24 (0.96%) Kafka
6 18 (0.72%) HTML
7 15 (0.60%) JSON
8 13 (0.52%) ARM Templates
9 11 (0.44%) OAuth
9 11 (0.44%) SAML
10 9 (0.36%) LDAP
10 9 (0.36%) OAuth2
10 9 (0.36%) OpenID
11 8 (0.32%) SOAP
11 8 (0.32%) XML
12 6 (0.24%) Elastic Stack
13 4 (0.16%) EDI
13 4 (0.16%) FHIR
13 4 (0.16%) LAMP
13 4 (0.16%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 430 (17.21%) Data Centre
2 157 (6.29%) Management Information System
3 109 (4.36%) Public Cloud
4 88 (3.52%) Driving Licence
5 82 (3.28%) Video Conferencing
6 81 (3.24%) Self-Motivation
7 54 (2.16%) IoT
8 48 (1.92%) PKI
9 45 (1.80%) User Experience
10 43 (1.72%) NHS
11 30 (1.20%) Data Protection Act
11 30 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
12 27 (1.08%) Clustering
13 24 (0.96%) Legacy Systems
14 21 (0.84%) CMDB
15 20 (0.80%) Blackberry
15 20 (0.80%) Fat Client
15 20 (0.80%) Smartphone
15 20 (0.80%) Thin Client
16 19 (0.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1,042 (41.71%) Windows
2 568 (22.74%) Windows Server
3 303 (12.13%) Windows 10
4 294 (11.77%) Linux
5 204 (8.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 174 (6.97%) Windows Server 2016
7 147 (5.88%) Windows Server 2019
8 91 (3.64%) Android
9 88 (3.52%) Unix
10 86 (3.44%) Windows Server 2008
11 78 (3.12%) Windows 7
12 56 (2.24%) Mac OS
13 55 (2.20%) Apple iOS
14 33 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
15 28 (1.12%) AIX
15 28 (1.12%) CentOS
16 22 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 19 (0.76%) Ubuntu
17 19 (0.76%) Windows 8
18 13 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 604 (24.18%) ITIL
2 377 (15.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 286 (11.45%) Agile
4 267 (10.69%) Problem-Solving
5 260 (10.41%) Service Delivery
6 258 (10.33%) Project Management
7 226 (9.05%) Change Management
8 188 (7.53%) Project Delivery
9 187 (7.49%) Disaster Recovery
10 183 (7.33%) DevOps
11 180 (7.21%) Migration
12 171 (6.85%) Cybersecurity
13 155 (6.20%) Load Balancing
14 154 (6.16%) Business Continuity
15 134 (5.36%) Presales
16 133 (5.32%) Information Security
16 133 (5.32%) Network Design
17 132 (5.28%) Mentoring
17 132 (5.28%) Service Management
18 130 (5.20%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 244 (9.77%) PowerShell
2 158 (6.33%) Python
3 140 (5.60%) SQL
4 71 (2.84%) Bash
5 36 (1.44%) C
6 24 (0.96%) SAPscript
7 21 (0.84%) C#
8 19 (0.76%) VB.NET
9 17 (0.68%) Perl
10 13 (0.52%) Java
11 10 (0.40%) Shell Script
12 9 (0.36%) JavaScript
13 4 (0.16%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.12%) C++
14 3 (0.12%) VBA
14 3 (0.12%) VBScript
15 2 (0.080%) Jython
15 2 (0.080%) PHP
15 2 (0.080%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.080%) VB
Qualifications
1 650 (26.02%) Cisco Certification
2 422 (16.89%) CCNP
3 353 (14.13%) CCNA
4 254 (10.17%) Degree
5 222 (8.89%) Security Cleared
6 213 (8.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 174 (6.97%) SC Cleared
8 118 (4.72%) MCSE
9 105 (4.20%) CCIE
10 84 (3.36%) MCSA
11 83 (3.32%) MCP
12 76 (3.04%) CCDP
13 46 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
14 44 (1.76%) DV Cleared
15 38 (1.52%) MCITP
16 36 (1.44%) JNCIA
17 29 (1.16%) DBS Check
18 28 (1.12%) CISSP
19 26 (1.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 24 (0.96%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 211 (8.45%) SLA
2 52 (2.08%) GDPR
3 48 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 36 (1.44%) Cyber Essentials
5 34 (1.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 22 (0.88%) PMO
7 18 (0.72%) PCI DSS
8 14 (0.56%) NIST
9 13 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 12 (0.48%) QA
11 10 (0.40%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.16%) GxP
12 4 (0.16%) HIPAA
12 4 (0.16%) HL7
12 4 (0.16%) ISO 9000
12 4 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 3 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 3 (0.12%) IASME
13 3 (0.12%) MiFID
13 3 (0.12%) PSD2
System Software
1 886 (35.47%) Active Directory
2 377 (15.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 240 (9.61%) Hyper-V
4 88 (3.52%) vSphere
5 80 (3.20%) VMware ESXi
6 72 (2.88%) Docker
7 56 (2.24%) XenApp
8 47 (1.88%) Virtual Desktop
9 29 (1.16%) VMware NSX
10 24 (0.96%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 21 (0.84%) ProxySG
11 21 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
12 17 (0.68%) Terminal Server
13 15 (0.60%) Firmware
14 14 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
15 13 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
16 12 (0.48%) XenDesktop
17 10 (0.40%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 9 (0.36%) KVM
18 9 (0.36%) LXC
Systems Management
1 202 (8.09%) SCCM
2 134 (5.36%) Microsoft Intune
3 118 (4.72%) Ansible
4 115 (4.60%) Terraform
5 114 (4.56%) FortiGate
6 86 (3.44%) Kubernetes
7 84 (3.36%) WSUS
8 44 (1.76%) Cisco CUCM
8 44 (1.76%) SCOM
9 32 (1.28%) vCenter Server
10 27 (1.08%) NetBackup
11 25 (1.00%) SCSM
12 24 (0.96%) Cisco Prime
12 24 (0.96%) Nagios
13 21 (0.84%) Packer
14 20 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
15 19 (0.76%) Jamf Pro
16 18 (0.72%) ServiceCenter
16 18 (0.72%) Stealthwatch
17 17 (0.68%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1,185 (47.44%) Cisco
2 998 (39.95%) Microsoft
3 530 (21.22%) VMware
4 258 (10.33%) Palo Alto
5 239 (9.57%) Citrix
6 201 (8.05%) Meraki
7 189 (7.57%) Fortinet
8 184 (7.37%) Juniper
9 182 (7.29%) CheckPoint
10 159 (6.37%) F5
11 157 (6.29%) SolarWinds
12 123 (4.92%) HP
13 118 (4.72%) Aruba
14 109 (4.36%) Apple
15 104 (4.16%) Veeam
16 65 (2.60%) Dell
17 62 (2.48%) Zscaler
18 61 (2.44%) SAP
19 55 (2.20%) Ruckus Wireless
20 47 (1.88%) Oracle