Period
to 31 October 2020

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 31 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
UK
6 months to
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 144 132 150
Rank change year-on-year -12 +18 +2
Permanent jobs citing LAN 1,125 3,556 3,754
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.26% 2.60% 2.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.91% 16.79% 15.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1,027 2,864 3,186
Median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -3.41% +3.53%
10th Percentile £28,500 £23,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £69,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,750 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +9.38% - -

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 7,545 21,179 24,364
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.17% 15.49% 14.84%
Number of salaries quoted 6,013 16,393 19,228
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,250 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 31 October 2020.

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 31 October 2020. 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 -13 1,034 £47,500 +11.76% 173
UK excluding London -3 768 £43,750 +9.38% 154
London -39 322 £55,000 +10.00% 34
North of England +35 241 £41,000 +9.33% 53
South East -45 148 £42,500 - 22
Midlands -24 141 £42,500 - 31
Work from Home +12 134 £50,000 -4.76% 23
North West +33 126 £46,000 +15.00% 30
South West +29 99 £35,000 - 18
West Midlands -14 99 £44,000 -2.22% 18
Yorkshire +31 93 £40,000 - 20
East of England +33 79 £47,500 +28.38% 16
East Midlands -8 40 £40,000 +8.84% 13
Wales +43 32 £45,000 +5.88% 7
Scotland +62 27 £48,750 +50.00% 6
North East +14 22 £37,500 +56.25% 3
Northern Ireland -10 2 £47,500 +48.44% 2

For the 6 months to 31 October 2020, 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 1,004 (89.24%) WAN
2 634 (56.36%) Cisco
3 548 (48.71%) Firewall
4 435 (38.67%) Windows
5 419 (37.24%) Microsoft
6 411 (36.53%) VMware
7 398 (35.38%) Active Directory
8 396 (35.20%) Cisco Certification
9 342 (30.40%) Azure
10 322 (28.62%) Office 365
11 298 (26.49%) VPN
12 276 (24.53%) ITIL
13 258 (22.93%) CCNP
14 257 (22.84%) Wireless
15 255 (22.67%) Windows Server
16 250 (22.22%) DNS
17 240 (21.33%) CCNA
18 223 (19.82%) VMware Infrastructure
19 206 (18.31%) DHCP
20 205 (18.22%) Data Centre
21 202 (17.96%) Network Security
22 200 (17.78%) TCP/IP
23 196 (17.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 171 (15.20%) Wi-Fi
24 171 (15.20%) MPLS
25 166 (14.76%) VoIP
26 165 (14.67%) Problem-Solving
27 157 (13.96%) BGP
28 154 (13.69%) AWS
29 142 (12.62%) 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 88 (7.82%) MS Exchange
2 59 (5.24%) Skype for Business
3 48 (4.27%) SharePoint
4 36 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2013
5 32 (2.84%) IIS
6 22 (1.96%) CMS
7 15 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.18%) DNN
11 1 (0.089%) Confluence
11 1 (0.089%) Drupal
11 1 (0.089%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.089%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.089%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.089%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.089%) nginx
11 1 (0.089%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.089%) WordPress
Applications
1 133 (11.82%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (3.64%) MS Visio
3 19 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
4 17 (1.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.18%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 5 (0.44%) Carpe Diem
2 1 (0.089%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.089%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.089%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.089%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 342 (30.40%) Azure
2 322 (28.62%) Office 365
3 154 (13.69%) AWS
4 58 (5.16%) Azure Active Directory
5 40 (3.56%) GCP
6 37 (3.29%) SaaS
7 30 (2.67%) IaaS
8 24 (2.13%) Route 53
8 24 (2.13%) Slack
9 22 (1.96%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 17 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
11 16 (1.42%) Mimecast
11 16 (1.42%) PaaS
12 11 (0.98%) OneDrive
13 6 (0.53%) AWS IoT
13 6 (0.53%) G Suite
13 6 (0.53%) Power Platform
14 4 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 3 (0.27%) Amazon S3
16 2 (0.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1,004 (89.24%) WAN
2 548 (48.71%) Firewall
3 298 (26.49%) VPN
4 257 (22.84%) Wireless
5 250 (22.22%) DNS
6 206 (18.31%) DHCP
7 202 (17.96%) Network Security
8 200 (17.78%) TCP/IP
9 171 (15.20%) MPLS
9 171 (15.20%) Wi-Fi
10 166 (14.76%) VoIP
11 157 (13.96%) BGP
12 140 (12.44%) Cisco ASA
13 138 (12.27%) SAN
14 135 (12.00%) OSPF
15 130 (11.56%) VLAN
16 89 (7.91%) WLAN
17 80 (7.11%) Cisco Nexus
18 67 (5.96%) Skype
19 64 (5.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (4.89%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.24%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (0.44%) MySQL
3 5 (0.44%) Power BI
4 3 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.27%) Redis
4 3 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.18%) Blockchain
5 2 (0.18%) OLAP
5 2 (0.18%) OLTP
5 2 (0.18%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.18%) Tableau
6 1 (0.089%) Amazon Aurora
6 1 (0.089%) Big Data
6 1 (0.089%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.089%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.089%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.089%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 11 (0.98%) JIRA
2 9 (0.80%) Git (software)
3 7 (0.62%) Metasploit
3 7 (0.62%) Sonatype Nexus
3 7 (0.62%) WebScarab
4 6 (0.53%) Bitbucket
4 6 (0.53%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.53%) Selenium
5 2 (0.18%) GitLab
5 2 (0.18%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.089%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.089%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.089%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 129 (11.47%) Finance
2 74 (6.58%) Telecoms
3 45 (4.00%) Public Sector
4 28 (2.49%) Banking
4 28 (2.49%) Law
5 23 (2.04%) Aerospace
6 12 (1.07%) Legal
7 9 (0.80%) Manufacturing
7 9 (0.80%) Retail
8 7 (0.62%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.53%) Advertising
9 6 (0.53%) Local Government
10 5 (0.44%) Front Office
10 5 (0.44%) Marketing
11 4 (0.36%) French Language
11 4 (0.36%) Military
12 3 (0.27%) Back Office
12 3 (0.27%) Electronics
13 2 (0.18%) Fire and Rescue
14 1 (0.089%) German Language
Job Titles
1 388 (34.49%) Network Engineer
2 142 (12.62%) Senior Network Engineer
3 133 (11.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 117 (10.40%) Analyst
5 76 (6.76%) Cisco Engineer
6 70 (6.22%) Support Engineer
7 66 (5.87%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 66 (5.87%) IT Engineer
8 64 (5.69%) IT Support
9 60 (5.33%) Security Engineer
10 54 (4.80%) Architect
11 47 (4.18%) Network Security Engineer
12 40 (3.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 40 (3.56%) IT Manager
12 40 (3.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 39 (3.47%) Infrastructure Manager
14 38 (3.38%) 3rd Line Support
14 38 (3.38%) Systems Engineer
15 35 (3.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 33 (2.93%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (1.78%) XMPP
2 11 (0.98%) YAML
3 10 (0.89%) Regular Expression
4 9 (0.80%) Middleware
5 8 (0.71%) LDAP
6 7 (0.62%) 802.1X
6 7 (0.62%) OAuth
6 7 (0.62%) OAuth2
6 7 (0.62%) OpenID
6 7 (0.62%) SAML
7 5 (0.44%) JSON
7 5 (0.44%) Web Services
8 4 (0.36%) FIX Protocol
9 3 (0.27%) WSH
10 2 (0.18%) .NET
10 2 (0.18%) ActiveMQ
10 2 (0.18%) Elastic Stack
10 2 (0.18%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (0.18%) XML
10 2 (0.18%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 205 (18.22%) Data Centre
2 54 (4.80%) Management Information System
3 50 (4.44%) Self-Motivation
4 43 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
5 36 (3.20%) Clustering
6 32 (2.84%) Public Cloud
7 27 (2.40%) Hybrid Cloud
8 26 (2.31%) Driving Licence
8 26 (2.31%) Replication
9 20 (1.78%) Client/Server
10 14 (1.24%) Smartphone
11 13 (1.16%) CMDB
11 13 (1.16%) Fat Client
11 13 (1.16%) Thin Client
12 11 (0.98%) Cyberthreat
12 11 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
13 10 (0.89%) Mobile App
13 10 (0.89%) PKI
13 10 (0.89%) User Experience
14 9 (0.80%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 435 (38.67%) Windows
2 255 (22.67%) Windows Server
3 142 (12.62%) Linux
4 90 (8.00%) Windows 10
4 90 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 80 (7.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 56 (4.98%) Windows Server 2016
7 47 (4.18%) Windows 7
8 41 (3.64%) Windows Server 2019
9 24 (2.13%) Mac OS X
9 24 (2.13%) Unix
10 21 (1.87%) Android
11 15 (1.33%) Windows 8
12 12 (1.07%) Apple iOS
13 10 (0.89%) Mac OS
14 8 (0.71%) Windows XP
15 7 (0.62%) Solaris
16 6 (0.53%) Data ONTAP
16 6 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 6 (0.53%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 276 (24.53%) ITIL
2 196 (17.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 165 (14.67%) Problem-Solving
4 93 (8.27%) Mentoring
5 92 (8.18%) Cybersecurity
6 89 (7.91%) DevOps
7 86 (7.64%) Change Management
8 81 (7.20%) Project Management
9 77 (6.84%) Network Monitoring
10 69 (6.13%) Migration
11 67 (5.96%) Information Security
12 64 (5.69%) Incident Management
13 63 (5.60%) Disaster Recovery
14 55 (4.89%) Network Design
15 53 (4.71%) Proactive Monitoring
16 52 (4.62%) Agile Software Development
17 45 (4.00%) Network Management
18 43 (3.82%) Security Monitoring
19 41 (3.64%) Service Delivery
20 40 (3.56%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 74 (6.58%) SQL
2 64 (5.69%) PowerShell
3 54 (4.80%) Python
4 11 (0.98%) Bash Shell
5 10 (0.89%) VB
6 6 (0.53%) Perl
7 5 (0.44%) C
7 5 (0.44%) C++
7 5 (0.44%) Java
7 5 (0.44%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.27%) PHP
8 3 (0.27%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.27%) VBScript
9 2 (0.18%) C#
9 2 (0.18%) Lisp
10 1 (0.089%) Ruby
10 1 (0.089%) VBA
Qualifications
1 396 (35.20%) Cisco Certification
2 258 (22.93%) CCNP
3 240 (21.33%) CCNA
4 106 (9.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 67 (5.96%) Degree
6 61 (5.42%) Security Cleared
7 60 (5.33%) MCSE
8 57 (5.07%) MCSA
9 46 (4.09%) CISSP
10 38 (3.38%) CCIE
11 35 (3.11%) CCDP
11 35 (3.11%) ITIL Certification
11 35 (3.11%) SC Cleared
11 35 (3.11%) Server+ Certification
12 33 (2.93%) DV Cleared
13 31 (2.76%) CISM
14 23 (2.04%) JNCIS
15 22 (1.96%) MCP
16 21 (1.87%) JNCIA
17 19 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (11.11%) SLA
2 48 (4.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (2.40%) PCI DSS
4 19 (1.69%) GDPR
5 16 (1.42%) NIST
6 12 (1.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.80%) COBIT
8 6 (0.53%) RMADS
9 4 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (0.27%) NCSC
11 2 (0.18%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.089%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.089%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.089%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.089%) PMO
System Software
1 398 (35.38%) Active Directory
2 223 (19.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 121 (10.76%) Hyper-V
4 54 (4.80%) Virtual Machines
5 47 (4.18%) VMware ESXi
6 45 (4.00%) VMware Server
7 37 (3.29%) vSphere
8 24 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
9 21 (1.87%) Docker
9 21 (1.87%) XenApp
10 19 (1.69%) Virtual Desktop
11 13 (1.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 12 (1.07%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 12 (1.07%) XenDesktop
13 8 (0.71%) Terminal Services
14 7 (0.62%) VMware NSX
15 6 (0.53%) Firmware
15 6 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
16 5 (0.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 5 (0.44%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 56 (4.98%) SCCM
2 42 (3.73%) Ansible
3 41 (3.64%) Cisco CUCM
4 34 (3.02%) Puppet
5 30 (2.67%) Nagios
5 30 (2.67%) SCVMM
6 29 (2.58%) Cisco UCCX
6 29 (2.58%) FortiGate
7 28 (2.49%) WSUS
8 27 (2.40%) Microsoft Intune
8 27 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
9 18 (1.60%) Nessus
10 16 (1.42%) Kubernetes
10 16 (1.42%) vCenter Server
11 15 (1.33%) Cisco Prime
11 15 (1.33%) SCOM
12 12 (1.07%) Single Sign-On
13 11 (0.98%) Terraform
14 10 (0.89%) vRealize Orchestrator
15 8 (0.71%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 634 (56.36%) Cisco
2 419 (37.24%) Microsoft
3 411 (36.53%) VMware
4 134 (11.91%) Palo Alto
5 127 (11.29%) CheckPoint
6 120 (10.67%) Citrix
7 104 (9.24%) Juniper
8 88 (7.82%) Meraki
9 84 (7.47%) Fortinet
10 68 (6.04%) F5
11 56 (4.98%) HP
12 51 (4.53%) SolarWinds
13 46 (4.09%) Veeam
14 42 (3.73%) Avaya
15 38 (3.38%) Riverbed
16 36 (3.20%) NetApp
17 34 (3.02%) Dell
18 33 (2.93%) Aruba
19 30 (2.67%) Sophos
20 26 (2.31%) SonicWALL