Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 158 110 110
Rank change year-on-year -48 0 -7
Permanent jobs citing LAN 3,903 4,775 5,826
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.22% 2.75% 2.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.65% 16.55% 16.62%
Number of salaries quoted 3,239 3,917 5,109
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -2.30% +8.75%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year - -3.61% +10.67%

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 26,641 28,854 35,047
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.18% 16.64% 16.62%
Number of salaries quoted 21,509 23,436 29,073
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,250
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 19 February 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 19 February 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 -43 3,668 £42,500 - 531
UK excluding London -42 2,573 £40,000 - 428
London -32 1,259 £50,000 - 133
South East -45 842 £42,500 -1.16% 98
North of England -15 604 £36,500 -2.67% 134
Midlands -27 417 £37,500 -11.76% 89
East of England -17 334 £45,000 +5.88% 41
North West -2 322 £37,500 -6.25% 86
West Midlands -13 292 £37,500 -6.25% 41
Yorkshire -29 235 £36,000 +0.21% 44
South West -35 226 £37,500 +15.38% 36
East Midlands -47 122 £40,000 -5.88% 48
Scotland -64 106 £50,000 +33.33% 17
Wales -20 52 £40,000 - 13
North East +5 47 £35,000 +7.69% 4
Northern Ireland -12 11 £31,000 +6.90%

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 3,466 (88.80%) WAN
2 1,966 (50.37%) Cisco
3 1,823 (46.71%) Windows
4 1,734 (44.43%) Firewall
5 1,460 (37.41%) VMware
6 1,437 (36.82%) Active Directory
7 1,399 (35.84%) Microsoft
8 1,125 (28.82%) Cisco Certification
9 1,099 (28.16%) Windows Server
10 1,013 (25.95%) ITIL
11 982 (25.16%) VMware Infrastructure
12 978 (25.06%) VPN
13 866 (22.19%) Data Centre
14 851 (21.80%) TCP/IP
15 848 (21.73%) DNS
16 740 (18.96%) MS Exchange
17 713 (18.27%) CCNP
18 692 (17.73%) Citrix
19 689 (17.65%) DHCP
20 682 (17.47%) Wireless
21 665 (17.04%) CCNA
22 642 (16.45%) Office 365
23 616 (15.78%) Finance
24 599 (15.35%) Windows Server 2008
25 582 (14.91%) VoIP
26 576 (14.76%) Hyper-V
27 563 (14.42%) Windows Server 2012
28 538 (13.78%) Microsoft Office
29 524 (13.43%) MPLS
30 481 (12.32%) Network Security

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
1 740 (18.96%) MS Exchange
2 275 (7.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 176 (4.51%) SharePoint
4 164 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2013
5 153 (3.92%) Skype for Business
6 117 (3.00%) IIS
7 109 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2007
8 62 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
9 54 (1.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 40 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
11 31 (0.79%) Apache
12 25 (0.64%) CMS
13 23 (0.59%) OpenStack
14 22 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
14 22 (0.56%) Tomcat
15 16 (0.41%) IBM Notes
16 12 (0.31%) IBM Domino
17 11 (0.28%) JBoss
17 11 (0.28%) WebSphere
18 10 (0.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 538 (13.78%) Microsoft Office
2 56 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 39 (1.00%) Microsoft Project
3 39 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 35 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.077%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.077%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.051%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.026%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.026%) LibreOffice
7 1 (0.026%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 13 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 12 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.18%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.077%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.077%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.077%) Pegasus Opera
6 2 (0.051%) Sage X3
6 2 (0.051%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.026%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.026%) Eikon
7 1 (0.026%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
7 1 (0.026%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 642 (16.45%) Office 365
2 451 (11.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 323 (8.28%) Amazon AWS
4 123 (3.15%) IaaS
5 120 (3.07%) SaaS
6 95 (2.43%) PaaS
7 34 (0.87%) G Suite
8 33 (0.85%) Mimecast
9 30 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
10 29 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
11 26 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
12 22 (0.56%) Amazon S3
12 22 (0.56%) IBM Cloud
13 20 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 17 (0.44%) Bluemix
15 16 (0.41%) Akamai
15 16 (0.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 14 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
16 14 (0.36%) AWS CloudTrail
17 12 (0.31%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3,466 (88.80%) WAN
2 1,734 (44.43%) Firewall
3 978 (25.06%) VPN
4 851 (21.80%) TCP/IP
5 848 (21.73%) DNS
6 689 (17.65%) DHCP
7 682 (17.47%) Wireless
8 582 (14.91%) VoIP
9 524 (13.43%) MPLS
10 481 (12.32%) Network Security
11 478 (12.25%) SAN
12 451 (11.56%) VLAN
13 440 (11.27%) Cisco ASA
14 435 (11.15%) BGP
15 400 (10.25%) Wi-Fi
16 398 (10.20%) WLAN
17 393 (10.07%) OSPF
18 294 (7.53%) Cisco Nexus
19 259 (6.64%) EIGRP
20 244 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 376 (9.63%) SQL Server
2 53 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 34 (0.87%) MySQL
4 28 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 24 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
5 24 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
6 22 (0.56%) Big Data
6 22 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
7 17 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
8 16 (0.41%) Relational Database
9 13 (0.33%) Oracle Database
10 9 (0.23%) NoSQL
10 9 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (0.20%) DTS
12 6 (0.15%) MongoDB
12 6 (0.15%) SQL Server 2016
13 5 (0.13%) Amazon Redshift
13 5 (0.13%) Power BI
14 4 (0.10%) Crystal Reports
14 4 (0.10%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 51 (1.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 36 (0.92%) Git (software)
3 18 (0.46%) Jenkins
4 14 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
5 13 (0.33%) TeamCity
6 12 (0.31%) JIRA
7 9 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (0.18%) Subversion
9 5 (0.13%) Burp Suite
9 5 (0.13%) Selenium
9 5 (0.13%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.077%) Artifactory
10 3 (0.077%) Mercurial
10 3 (0.077%) Robot Framework
11 2 (0.051%) Apache Archiva
11 2 (0.051%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.051%) Metasploit
11 2 (0.051%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (0.026%) Bitbucket
12 1 (0.026%) Travis CI
General
1 616 (15.78%) Finance
2 282 (7.23%) Telecoms
3 136 (3.48%) Retail
4 92 (2.36%) Law
5 78 (2.00%) Marketing
6 74 (1.90%) Legal
7 69 (1.77%) Advertising
8 62 (1.59%) Financial Institution
9 61 (1.56%) Banking
10 60 (1.54%) Manufacturing
11 38 (0.97%) Publishing
12 30 (0.77%) Back Office
13 20 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
14 19 (0.49%) Investment Banking
15 14 (0.36%) Automotive
15 14 (0.36%) Games
15 14 (0.36%) Multimedia
16 13 (0.33%) Electronics
16 13 (0.33%) Front Office
17 7 (0.18%) Military
Job Titles
1 882 (22.60%) Network Engineer
2 503 (12.89%) Analyst
3 458 (11.73%) Support Engineer
4 386 (9.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 320 (8.20%) Architect
6 245 (6.28%) IT Support
7 243 (6.23%) Senior Network Engineer
8 213 (5.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 202 (5.18%) Cisco Engineer
10 190 (4.87%) Support Analyst
11 185 (4.74%) IT Engineer
12 183 (4.69%) Consultant
13 175 (4.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 156 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
15 155 (3.97%) 2nd Line Support
16 143 (3.66%) Infrastructure Manager
17 141 (3.61%) Security Engineer
18 116 (2.97%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 116 (2.97%) Systems Engineer
19 115 (2.95%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (2.92%) Web Services
2 52 (1.33%) XML
3 50 (1.28%) 802.1X
4 49 (1.26%) HTML
5 43 (1.10%) Middleware
6 26 (0.67%) JSON
7 19 (0.49%) FIX Protocol
8 18 (0.46%) .NET
9 14 (0.36%) CSS
9 14 (0.36%) LDAP
10 12 (0.31%) LAMP
11 9 (0.23%) SAP Basis
11 9 (0.23%) WAP
12 8 (0.20%) REST
12 8 (0.20%) SOAP
12 8 (0.20%) WSH
13 7 (0.18%) POSIX
13 7 (0.18%) XMPP
14 6 (0.15%) ODBC
14 6 (0.15%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 866 (22.19%) Data Centre
2 231 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
3 169 (4.33%) Driving Licence
4 142 (3.64%) Management Information System
5 133 (3.41%) Computer Science
6 84 (2.15%) Public Cloud
7 83 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
8 81 (2.08%) Blackberry
9 79 (2.02%) Clustering
10 60 (1.54%) Hedge funds
11 58 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
12 48 (1.23%) Cyberthreat
13 43 (1.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 43 (1.10%) Fat Client
13 43 (1.10%) Thin Client
14 41 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
14 41 (1.05%) Replication
15 40 (1.02%) Mobile Computing
16 37 (0.95%) Smartphone
17 36 (0.92%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,823 (46.71%) Windows
2 1,099 (28.16%) Windows Server
3 599 (15.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 563 (14.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 456 (11.68%) Linux
6 415 (10.63%) Windows 7
7 333 (8.53%) Windows 10
8 199 (5.10%) Windows Server 2003
9 155 (3.97%) Unix
10 136 (3.48%) Windows 8
11 100 (2.56%) Windows XP
12 89 (2.28%) Android
13 62 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 53 (1.36%) Apple iOS
15 52 (1.33%) Ubuntu
16 51 (1.31%) CentOS
17 44 (1.13%) Mac OS X
18 24 (0.61%) Solaris
19 23 (0.59%) Windows Mobile
20 21 (0.54%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,013 (25.95%) ITIL
2 316 (8.10%) Project Management
3 262 (6.71%) Disaster Recovery
4 241 (6.17%) Service Delivery
5 234 (6.00%) Incident Management
6 231 (5.92%) Load Balancing
7 230 (5.89%) Service Management
8 225 (5.76%) Presales
9 218 (5.59%) Change Management
10 215 (5.51%) Network Management
11 207 (5.30%) Network Design
12 184 (4.71%) Mentoring
12 184 (4.71%) PRINCE2
13 183 (4.69%) Network Monitoring
14 170 (4.36%) Migration
15 162 (4.15%) Agile Software Development
16 144 (3.69%) Root Cause Analysis
17 136 (3.48%) Information Security
18 134 (3.43%) Stakeholder Management
19 124 (3.18%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 319 (8.17%) SQL
2 260 (6.66%) PowerShell
3 144 (3.69%) Python
4 64 (1.64%) Bash Shell
5 57 (1.46%) C
6 56 (1.43%) Perl
7 38 (0.97%) Java
8 33 (0.85%) PHP
9 30 (0.77%) VBScript
10 25 (0.64%) Shell Script
10 25 (0.64%) T-SQL
11 20 (0.51%) Ruby
12 13 (0.33%) C#
12 13 (0.33%) C++
13 12 (0.31%) JavaScript
13 12 (0.31%) VB
14 7 (0.18%) Tcl
15 5 (0.13%) AWK
16 3 (0.077%) Korn
16 3 (0.077%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1,125 (28.82%) Cisco Certification
2 713 (18.27%) CCNP
3 665 (17.04%) CCNA
4 448 (11.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 312 (7.99%) Degree
6 276 (7.07%) MCSE
7 214 (5.48%) Security Cleared
8 197 (5.05%) MCSA
9 174 (4.46%) CCIE
10 157 (4.02%) SC Cleared
11 145 (3.72%) MCP
12 131 (3.36%) DV Cleared
13 90 (2.31%) CCDP
14 87 (2.23%) ITIL Certification
15 83 (2.13%) CISSP
16 79 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
17 71 (1.82%) MCITP
18 55 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 54 (1.38%) JNCIP
20 41 (1.05%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 323 (8.28%) SLA
2 104 (2.66%) PCI DSS
3 103 (2.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 55 (1.41%) PMO
5 33 (0.85%) QA
6 28 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials
7 26 (0.67%) GDPR
8 19 (0.49%) COBIT
9 17 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 11 (0.28%) ISO 9001
11 8 (0.20%) NIST 800
12 4 (0.10%) Data Quality
13 3 (0.077%) GCP
13 3 (0.077%) ISO 14001
14 2 (0.051%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 2 (0.051%) ISAE 3402
14 2 (0.051%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 2 (0.051%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 1 (0.026%) Disclosure Scotland
15 1 (0.026%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 1,437 (36.82%) Active Directory
2 982 (25.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 576 (14.76%) Hyper-V
4 199 (5.10%) vSphere
5 186 (4.77%) VMware ESXi
6 165 (4.23%) XenApp
7 73 (1.87%) XenDesktop
8 63 (1.61%) Terminal Services
9 53 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
10 45 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
11 43 (1.10%) VMware NSX
12 39 (1.00%) XenServer
13 37 (0.95%) Docker
14 27 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
15 20 (0.51%) Terminal Server
16 19 (0.49%) Firmware
17 13 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 13 (0.33%) NFS
18 12 (0.31%) DFS Replication
18 12 (0.31%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 241 (6.17%) SCCM
2 119 (3.05%) Nagios
3 92 (2.36%) Puppet
4 83 (2.13%) Backup Exec
5 70 (1.79%) Ansible
6 69 (1.77%) Cisco Prime
7 63 (1.61%) vCenter Server
8 60 (1.54%) WSUS
9 57 (1.46%) Cisco CUCM
10 54 (1.38%) FortiGate
11 53 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
12 51 (1.31%) Opsview
13 49 (1.26%) Cisco LMS
14 45 (1.15%) SCOM
15 39 (1.00%) AirWatch
16 30 (0.77%) Cacti
17 22 (0.56%) Microsoft Clustering
17 22 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
17 22 (0.56%) ServiceCenter
17 22 (0.56%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1,966 (50.37%) Cisco
2 1,460 (37.41%) VMware
3 1,399 (35.84%) Microsoft
4 692 (17.73%) Citrix
5 467 (11.97%) CheckPoint
6 434 (11.12%) Juniper
7 409 (10.48%) HP
8 333 (8.53%) F5
9 222 (5.69%) Palo Alto
10 197 (5.05%) SolarWinds
11 154 (3.95%) NetApp
12 149 (3.82%) Fortinet
13 139 (3.56%) Dell
14 129 (3.31%) Avaya
15 128 (3.28%) Oracle
16 112 (2.87%) Meraki
17 102 (2.61%) Red Hat
17 102 (2.61%) Veeam
18 99 (2.54%) Blue Coat
19 92 (2.36%) Apple