Period
to 11 April 2021

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 11 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
UK
6 months to
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 192 136 147
Rank change year-on-year -56 +11 +19
Permanent jobs citing LAN 1,408 2,805 3,560
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.70% 2.47% 2.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.12% 16.37% 15.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1,211 2,266 2,904
10th Percentile £28,250 £25,000 £25,000
25th Percentile £32,750 £31,250 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £43,250
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% -1.73% +1.17%
75th Percentile £58,000 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 10,732 17,133 22,708
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.96% 15.08% 15.26%
Number of salaries quoted 8,174 13,690 17,699
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £33,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,188 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +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 11 April 2021.

Salary histogram for LAN in the UK

LAN
Top 18 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 11 April 2021. 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 -58 1,252 £45,000 +5.88% 244
UK excluding London -34 1,024 £42,500 +6.25% 215
London -107 307 £55,000 +10.00% 53
North of England +1 290 £42,500 +10.39% 61
Work from Home +6 251 £52,500 -16.00% 52
South East -33 245 £45,000 +5.88% 43
Midlands -41 179 £40,000 +14.29% 46
North West +27 148 £50,000 +25.00% 35
South West -51 143 £42,500 +21.43% 31
West Midlands -36 113 £41,000 +9.33% 30
Yorkshire -3 107 £40,000 -5.88% 19
East of England -34 79 £42,500 - 10
East Midlands -15 68 £35,000 +7.69% 16
Scotland +8 56 £42,000 -11.76% 15
North East -2 35 £36,000 +7.46% 7
Wales +9 30 £43,500 +16.00% 6
Northern Ireland -14 6 £45,000 +40.63% 2
Channel Islands +6 5 £80,000 +220.00% 2

For the 6 months to 11 April 2021, 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 1,283 (91.12%) WAN
2 711 (50.50%) Firewall
3 676 (48.01%) Cisco
4 603 (42.83%) Windows
5 509 (36.15%) Microsoft
6 492 (34.94%) Active Directory
7 392 (27.84%) VMware
8 380 (26.99%) Microsoft 365
9 370 (26.28%) Cisco Certification
10 347 (24.64%) Azure
11 333 (23.65%) Windows Server
12 320 (22.73%) VPN
13 290 (20.60%) TCP/IP
14 279 (19.82%) ITIL
15 264 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 259 (18.39%) CCNP
17 248 (17.61%) Wireless
18 240 (17.05%) VMware Infrastructure
19 234 (16.62%) Linux
20 232 (16.48%) DNS
21 224 (15.91%) Data Centre
22 220 (15.63%) Network Security
23 197 (13.99%) DHCP
24 188 (13.35%) Wi-Fi
25 182 (12.93%) MPLS
26 181 (12.86%) VLAN
27 180 (12.78%) CCNA
28 165 (11.72%) Cisco ASA
29 159 (11.29%) SD-WAN
30 157 (11.15%) MS Exchange

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
1 157 (11.15%) MS Exchange
2 76 (5.40%) SharePoint
3 49 (3.48%) IIS
4 36 (2.56%) Apache
5 27 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
6 25 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (1.14%) Tomcat
8 15 (1.07%) nginx
9 14 (0.99%) Skype for Business
10 11 (0.78%) ejabberd
11 9 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (0.43%) Apache Spark
12 6 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
13 5 (0.36%) IBM Notes
13 5 (0.36%) SAS
14 2 (0.14%) Apache Solr
14 2 (0.14%) Confluence
14 2 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
14 2 (0.14%) IBM Domino
14 2 (0.14%) JBoss
Applications
1 116 (8.24%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.14%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.071%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.28%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.14%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.071%) Magento
3 1 (0.071%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.071%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.071%) Sage 300 ERP
3 1 (0.071%) Sage CRM
3 1 (0.071%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 380 (26.99%) Microsoft 365
2 347 (24.64%) Azure
3 152 (10.80%) AWS
4 49 (3.48%) Azure Active Directory
5 35 (2.49%) IaaS
6 27 (1.92%) PaaS
7 21 (1.49%) SaaS
8 18 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
9 17 (1.21%) Mimecast
10 13 (0.92%) GCP
11 8 (0.57%) Google Workspace
12 7 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
12 7 (0.50%) OneDrive
12 7 (0.50%) Power Platform
12 7 (0.50%) Slack
13 6 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (0.43%) Google Play
13 6 (0.43%) Route 53
14 5 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 3 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1,283 (91.12%) WAN
2 711 (50.50%) Firewall
3 320 (22.73%) VPN
4 290 (20.60%) TCP/IP
5 248 (17.61%) Wireless
6 232 (16.48%) DNS
7 220 (15.63%) Network Security
8 197 (13.99%) DHCP
9 188 (13.35%) Wi-Fi
10 182 (12.93%) MPLS
11 181 (12.86%) VLAN
12 165 (11.72%) Cisco ASA
13 159 (11.29%) SD-WAN
14 155 (11.01%) WLAN
15 148 (10.51%) VoIP
16 122 (8.66%) BGP
17 115 (8.17%) SAN
18 100 (7.10%) Internet
19 94 (6.68%) OSPF
20 93 (6.61%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (5.54%) SQL Server
2 8 (0.57%) MongoDB
2 8 (0.57%) Relational Database
3 7 (0.50%) Power BI
4 6 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (0.43%) Big Data
4 6 (0.43%) Hadoop
4 6 (0.43%) NoSQL
4 6 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (0.43%) RDBMS
5 5 (0.36%) Impala
5 5 (0.36%) MySQL
5 5 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (0.28%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (0.28%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (0.21%) Apache Hive
7 3 (0.21%) HBase
7 3 (0.21%) Redis
7 3 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.21%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 15 (1.07%) Git (software)
2 14 (0.99%) Sonatype Nexus
3 9 (0.64%) Bitbucket
4 7 (0.50%) Jenkins
4 7 (0.50%) JIRA
5 5 (0.36%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (0.36%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.14%) GitLab
8 1 (0.071%) Chocolatey
8 1 (0.071%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.071%) Hudson
8 1 (0.071%) Visual Studio
General
1 140 (9.94%) Finance
2 112 (7.95%) Telecoms
3 65 (4.62%) Banking
4 58 (4.12%) Public Sector
5 40 (2.84%) Law
6 30 (2.13%) Retail
7 28 (1.99%) Manufacturing
8 16 (1.14%) Marketing
9 15 (1.07%) Legal
10 14 (0.99%) Aerospace
10 14 (0.99%) Games
11 9 (0.64%) Local Government
12 8 (0.57%) Back Office
12 8 (0.57%) Electronics
13 7 (0.50%) Military
13 7 (0.50%) Publishing
14 6 (0.43%) Fire and Rescue
15 5 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.21%) Automotive
16 3 (0.21%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 395 (28.05%) Network Engineer
2 202 (14.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 139 (9.87%) Support Engineer
4 130 (9.23%) IT Engineer
5 117 (8.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 114 (8.10%) Analyst
7 109 (7.74%) Senior Network Engineer
8 103 (7.32%) IT Support
9 92 (6.53%) Architect
10 78 (5.54%) Security Engineer
11 67 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
12 64 (4.55%) Consultant
13 60 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support
13 60 (4.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 55 (3.91%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
15 54 (3.84%) Network Architect
16 52 (3.69%) 2nd Line Support
16 52 (3.69%) Network Security Engineer
17 50 (3.55%) Systems Engineer
18 48 (3.41%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (1.49%) JSON
2 17 (1.21%) XMPP
3 16 (1.14%) Web Services
4 13 (0.92%) .NET
4 13 (0.92%) Middleware
5 12 (0.85%) FIX Protocol
5 12 (0.85%) HTML
6 11 (0.78%) 802.1X
7 10 (0.71%) LDAP
7 10 (0.71%) XML
8 9 (0.64%) COM
8 9 (0.64%) YAML
9 6 (0.43%) Kafka
10 5 (0.36%) REST
11 4 (0.28%) CSS
12 3 (0.21%) LAMP
12 3 (0.21%) Regular Expression
12 3 (0.21%) WSH
13 2 (0.14%) WF
13 2 (0.14%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 224 (15.91%) Data Centre
2 76 (5.40%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (3.91%) Management Information System
3 55 (3.91%) Self-Motivation
4 40 (2.84%) Driving Licence
5 26 (1.85%) Clustering
6 25 (1.78%) Replication
7 24 (1.70%) Public Cloud
8 18 (1.28%) Client/Server
8 18 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
9 17 (1.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 16 (1.14%) PKI
11 15 (1.07%) NHS
11 15 (1.07%) User Experience
11 15 (1.07%) Virtual Team
12 12 (0.85%) FMCG
13 11 (0.78%) EMC VNX
13 11 (0.78%) Smartphone
14 9 (0.64%) AS400
14 9 (0.64%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 603 (42.83%) Windows
2 333 (23.65%) Windows Server
3 234 (16.62%) Linux
4 140 (9.94%) Windows 10
5 91 (6.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 89 (6.32%) Windows Server 2016
7 73 (5.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 71 (5.04%) Windows 7
9 50 (3.55%) Windows Server 2019
10 39 (2.77%) Android
11 24 (1.70%) Unix
12 23 (1.63%) CentOS
13 17 (1.21%) Debian
13 17 (1.21%) Mac OS
14 16 (1.14%) Oracle Linux
15 15 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 14 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
17 13 (0.92%) Mac OS X
18 11 (0.78%) Apple iOS
19 10 (0.71%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 279 (19.82%) ITIL
2 264 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 132 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
4 101 (7.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 99 (7.03%) Network Design
6 85 (6.04%) Presales
7 81 (5.75%) Cybersecurity
8 79 (5.61%) Service Delivery
9 77 (5.47%) Project Management
10 74 (5.26%) Change Management
11 73 (5.18%) Information Security
12 71 (5.04%) Mentoring
13 63 (4.47%) SIEM
14 58 (4.12%) Agile Software Development
14 58 (4.12%) Computer Science
14 58 (4.12%) Load Balancing
15 56 (3.98%) Project Delivery
16 55 (3.91%) Stakeholder Management
17 54 (3.84%) DevOps
18 53 (3.76%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 125 (8.88%) PowerShell
2 88 (6.25%) SQL
3 55 (3.91%) Python
4 32 (2.27%) Bash Shell
5 22 (1.56%) C
6 21 (1.49%) PHP
7 17 (1.21%) Perl
8 15 (1.07%) C#
9 11 (0.78%) Java
10 8 (0.57%) C++
11 6 (0.43%) JavaScript
12 5 (0.36%) R
13 4 (0.28%) Tcl
13 4 (0.28%) VB
14 3 (0.21%) VBScript
15 2 (0.14%) Lisp
15 2 (0.14%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.14%) VBA
16 1 (0.071%) AWK
16 1 (0.071%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 370 (26.28%) Cisco Certification
2 259 (18.39%) CCNP
3 180 (12.78%) CCNA
4 105 (7.46%) Degree
5 86 (6.11%) Security Cleared
6 76 (5.40%) CCIE
7 74 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
8 64 (4.55%) SC Cleared
9 40 (2.84%) MCSE
10 32 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
11 30 (2.13%) MCSA
12 29 (2.06%) DBS Check
12 29 (2.06%) JNCIA
13 28 (1.99%) CISSP
14 23 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
15 21 (1.49%) DV Cleared
15 21 (1.49%) MCITP
16 19 (1.35%) JNCIP
17 18 (1.28%) CCDP
17 18 (1.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (5.47%) SLA
2 34 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (1.35%) GDPR
4 14 (0.99%) PCI DSS
4 14 (0.99%) PMO
5 8 (0.57%) NIST
5 8 (0.57%) QA
6 5 (0.36%) COBIT
7 4 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.14%) HL7
9 2 (0.14%) NCSC
10 1 (0.071%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.071%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 492 (34.94%) Active Directory
2 240 (17.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 125 (8.88%) Hyper-V
4 49 (3.48%) vSphere
5 38 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
6 27 (1.92%) Virtual Servers
6 27 (1.92%) XenApp
7 21 (1.49%) Docker
7 21 (1.49%) Terminal Server
8 20 (1.42%) VMware NSX
9 17 (1.21%) KVM
9 17 (1.21%) VMware Workstation
10 16 (1.14%) XenDesktop
11 14 (0.99%) iptables
11 14 (0.99%) QEMU
12 11 (0.78%) Kamailio
12 11 (0.78%) Postfix
13 9 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 8 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
15 6 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 79 (5.61%) SCCM
2 67 (4.76%) Ansible
3 44 (3.13%) FortiGate
4 41 (2.91%) Puppet
5 35 (2.49%) Microsoft Intune
6 30 (2.13%) Nagios
7 29 (2.06%) Terraform
8 21 (1.49%) Kubernetes
9 19 (1.35%) WSUS
9 19 (1.35%) ZABBIX
10 16 (1.14%) Galera Cluster
11 15 (1.07%) Cisco Prime
11 15 (1.07%) SCOM
12 14 (0.99%) HAProxy
13 13 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
14 12 (0.85%) Cisco CUCM
14 12 (0.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 12 (0.85%) vCenter Server
15 11 (0.78%) BladeLogic
16 10 (0.71%) Nessus
Vendors
1 676 (48.01%) Cisco
2 509 (36.15%) Microsoft
3 392 (27.84%) VMware
4 149 (10.58%) Palo Alto
5 141 (10.01%) Juniper
6 111 (7.88%) Fortinet
7 101 (7.17%) Citrix
8 97 (6.89%) CheckPoint
9 87 (6.18%) HP
10 85 (6.04%) Meraki
11 84 (5.97%) F5
12 74 (5.26%) Veeam
13 65 (4.62%) SolarWinds
14 60 (4.26%) Aruba
15 52 (3.69%) Dell
15 52 (3.69%) SonicWALL
16 48 (3.41%) Mitel
17 46 (3.27%) Avaya
18 44 (3.13%) Red Hat
19 35 (2.49%) Apple