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 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 104 100
Rank change year-on-year -30 -4  
Permanent jobs citing LAN 2090 2997 3234
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.44% 2.87% 3.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.34% 16.49% 16.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1733 2559 2714
Median salary £42,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.17% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £39,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.65% +2.50%  

LAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 13624 18170 19810
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.93% 17.37% 18.40%
Number of salaries quoted 11093 15040 15797
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing LAN as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for LAN in the UK

LAN
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -26 1961 £42,500 -1.56% 228
London +8 761 £50,000 - 71
South East -24 460 £40,000 -11.11% 44
East of England -37 155 £42,500 +6.25% 10
West Midlands -29 145 £42,500 +1.19% 17
North West -17 139 £36,500 +1.38% 38
Surrey +17 134 £40,000 -5.88% 7
South West -8 133 £28,500 -17.39% 13
City of London -26 114 £42,500 -22.72% 18
Yorkshire -11 101 £32,500 -19.75% 21
Berkshire -42 97 £42,500 -10.52% 12
Hampshire -16 89 £32,500 -18.75% 11
Manchester -20 86 £37,747 -1.95% 21
Hertfordshire -34 77 £42,500 +6.25% 6
East Midlands +9 67 £42,500 +21.42% 8
Birmingham -26 60 £40,000 -7.83% 6
Wiltshire +9 50 £27,500 -12.00% 2
Bristol +17 47 £29,000 -35.55% 6
West Yorkshire -27 46 £37,500 -11.76% 14
Scotland -19 41 £45,000 +5.88% 9
Watford +6 39 £43,000 +1.17% 2
East Sussex +11 34 £40,000 -38.46% 2
Cambridgeshire +1 33 £36,750 +5.00% 4
Kent +26 32 £40,000 - 1
Cheshire +6 32 £35,750 +2.14% 16
Reading -1 32 £37,500 -21.05% 5
Buckinghamshire -15 31 £38,750 -4.61% 7
Brighton +21 30 £40,000 +14.28% 1
North Yorkshire -3 28 £27,500 -20.28% 3
Basingstoke +17 27 £28,000 -36.00% 2

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT jobs citing LAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for LAN.

1 3910 (86.07%) WAN
2 2468 (54.33%) Cisco
3 2041 (44.93%) Firewall
4 2026 (44.60%) Windows
5 1469 (32.34%) Cisco Certification
6 1427 (31.41%) Microsoft
7 1422 (31.30%) Active Directory
8 1333 (29.34%) VMware
9 1092 (24.04%) Windows Server
10 1078 (23.73%) TCP/IP
11 1021 (22.47%) DNS
12 1014 (22.32%) VPN
13 996 (21.92%) ITIL
14 987 (21.73%) CCNP
15 924 (20.34%) Data Centre
16 922 (20.29%) VMware Infrastructure
17 822 (18.09%) Wireless
18 794 (17.48%) DHCP
19 778 (17.13%) CCNA
20 733 (16.13%) MPLS
21 684 (15.06%) Juniper
22 676 (14.88%) MS Exchange
23 672 (14.79%) Finance
24 663 (14.59%) Linux
25 625 (13.76%) VoIP
25 625 (13.76%) Network Security
26 621 (13.67%) OSPF
27 619 (13.63%) BGP
28 579 (12.74%) Windows Server 2008
29 576 (12.68%) Hyper-V

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
1 676 (14.88%) MS Exchange
2 259 (5.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 249 (5.48%) IIS
4 190 (4.18%) SharePoint
5 179 (3.94%) Skype for Business
6 134 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2013
7 128 (2.82%) Apache
8 118 (2.60%) Tomcat
9 91 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
10 68 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2003
11 64 (1.41%) WebSphere
12 51 (1.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 51 (1.12%) Oracle Coherence
13 41 (0.90%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 39 (0.86%) WebLogic
15 31 (0.68%) DataSynapse
16 23 (0.51%) IBM Notes
17 20 (0.44%) Confluence
18 19 (0.42%) JBoss
19 16 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 563 (12.39%) MS Excel
2 512 (11.27%) MS Office
3 80 (1.76%) MS Visio
4 31 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (0.33%) MS Project
6 8 (0.18%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 4 (0.088%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.066%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.044%) Adobe Premiere
9 2 (0.044%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.044%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.022%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.022%) Houdini
10 1 (0.022%) Maya
10 1 (0.022%) NUKE
10 1 (0.022%) Revit
10 1 (0.022%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 31 (0.68%) RMDS
2 21 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
6 6 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
6 6 (0.13%) Workfront
7 5 (0.11%) OpenText MBPM
7 5 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
7 5 (0.11%) Visualfiles
8 4 (0.088%) Infor CRM
9 3 (0.066%) Eikon
9 3 (0.066%) Oracle EBS R12
10 2 (0.044%) assyst
10 2 (0.044%) Oracle CRM
10 2 (0.044%) Oracle EBS
11 1 (0.022%) BusinessWorks
11 1 (0.022%) Dynamics AX
11 1 (0.022%) GoldMine
11 1 (0.022%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 467 (10.28%) Office 365
2 283 (6.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 265 (5.83%) Amazon AWS
4 109 (2.40%) SaaS
5 84 (1.85%) IaaS
6 75 (1.65%) PaaS
7 72 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
8 19 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
9 13 (0.29%) Slack
10 11 (0.24%) Mimecast
11 10 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 8 (0.18%) GitHub
13 7 (0.15%) G Suite
14 6 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
14 6 (0.13%) OneDrive
15 5 (0.11%) Amazon S3
15 5 (0.11%) IBM Cloud
15 5 (0.11%) iPaaS
15 5 (0.11%) Yammer
16 4 (0.088%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 3910 (86.07%) WAN
2 2041 (44.93%) Firewall
3 1078 (23.73%) TCP/IP
4 1021 (22.47%) DNS
5 1014 (22.32%) VPN
6 822 (18.09%) Wireless
7 794 (17.48%) DHCP
8 733 (16.13%) MPLS
9 625 (13.76%) Network Security
9 625 (13.76%) VoIP
10 621 (13.67%) OSPF
11 619 (13.63%) BGP
12 570 (12.55%) SAN
13 500 (11.01%) VLAN
14 423 (9.31%) Cisco ASA
15 414 (9.11%) Wi-Fi
16 383 (8.43%) Cisco Nexus
17 362 (7.97%) WLAN
18 349 (7.68%) Internet
19 285 (6.27%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 494 (10.87%) SQL Server
2 71 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 68 (1.50%) MySQL
4 58 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
5 50 (1.10%) Hadoop
6 47 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
7 41 (0.90%) HBase
8 40 (0.88%) Oracle Database
9 26 (0.57%) SQL Server 2014
10 21 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
11 18 (0.40%) MongoDB
12 17 (0.37%) DB2
13 16 (0.35%) Relational Database
14 13 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
15 12 (0.26%) Oracle Exadata
15 12 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 11 (0.24%) OLAP
16 11 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
16 11 (0.24%) Redis
17 10 (0.22%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 38 (0.84%) JIRA
2 17 (0.37%) Git (software)
3 15 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
4 14 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 13 (0.29%) Jenkins
6 8 (0.18%) Subversion
6 8 (0.18%) Visual Studio
7 6 (0.13%) Bugzilla
8 5 (0.11%) Travis CI
9 3 (0.066%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.044%) Gerrit
10 2 (0.044%) Rational DOORS
10 2 (0.044%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.044%) Trac
11 1 (0.022%) FogBugz
11 1 (0.022%) Grunt
11 1 (0.022%) gulp
11 1 (0.022%) Robot Framework
11 1 (0.022%) TestNG
11 1 (0.022%) webpack
General
1 672 (14.79%) Finance
2 500 (11.01%) Telecoms
3 169 (3.72%) Retail
4 106 (2.33%) Manufacturing
5 90 (1.98%) Banking
6 79 (1.74%) Marketing
7 73 (1.61%) Legal
8 39 (0.86%) Back Office
9 31 (0.68%) Games
9 31 (0.68%) Investment Banking
10 29 (0.64%) Advertising
10 29 (0.64%) Electronics
11 28 (0.62%) Financial Institution
11 28 (0.62%) Law
12 19 (0.42%) Spanish Language
13 18 (0.40%) French Language
14 17 (0.37%) Automotive
14 17 (0.37%) Billing
14 17 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
15 15 (0.33%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1274 (28.04%) Network Engineer
2 611 (13.45%) Analyst
3 525 (11.56%) Support Engineer
4 391 (8.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 353 (7.77%) Cisco Engineer
6 335 (7.37%) Senior Network Engineer
7 328 (7.22%) Architect
7 328 (7.22%) IT Support
8 321 (7.07%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 303 (6.67%) Support Analyst
10 247 (5.44%) IT Engineer
11 240 (5.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 238 (5.24%) Administrator
13 220 (4.84%) 2nd Line Support
14 180 (3.96%) 3rd Line Support
15 174 (3.83%) Infrastructure Support
16 171 (3.76%) Consultant
17 166 (3.65%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 164 (3.61%) Security Engineer
19 161 (3.54%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (2.29%) 802.1X
2 93 (2.05%) Middleware
3 91 (2.00%) Web Services
4 87 (1.92%) .NET
5 65 (1.43%) HTML
6 52 (1.14%) XML
7 34 (0.75%) XSLT
8 33 (0.73%) CSS
9 31 (0.68%) Rendezvous
9 31 (0.68%) Ultra Messaging
10 19 (0.42%) LAMP
11 16 (0.35%) ASP.NET
12 13 (0.29%) Oracle Fusion
12 13 (0.29%) REST
13 12 (0.26%) EDI
13 12 (0.26%) SAX
14 9 (0.20%) Ajax
14 9 (0.20%) Flash
14 9 (0.20%) RabbitMQ
15 8 (0.18%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 924 (20.34%) Data Centre
2 256 (5.64%) Analytical Skills
3 207 (4.56%) Driving Licence
4 181 (3.98%) Management Information System
5 154 (3.39%) Computer Science
6 85 (1.87%) Video Conferencing
7 84 (1.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 76 (1.67%) Blackberry
9 69 (1.52%) Public Cloud
10 49 (1.08%) Clustering
11 48 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
12 45 (0.99%) PKI
13 41 (0.90%) Hedge funds
14 38 (0.84%) iPad
15 37 (0.81%) Replication
16 35 (0.77%) BYOD
17 32 (0.70%) EPoS
18 31 (0.68%) Enterprise Storage
19 30 (0.66%) Smartphone
20 28 (0.62%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2026 (44.60%) Windows
2 1092 (24.04%) Windows Server
3 663 (14.59%) Linux
4 579 (12.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 545 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 502 (11.05%) Windows 7
7 241 (5.30%) Unix
8 215 (4.73%) Windows 10
9 207 (4.56%) Windows Server 2003
10 177 (3.90%) Windows 8
11 111 (2.44%) Solaris
11 111 (2.44%) Windows XP
12 80 (1.76%) Mac OS X
13 74 (1.63%) Android
13 74 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 66 (1.45%) CentOS
15 54 (1.19%) Apple iOS
16 42 (0.92%) Ubuntu
17 27 (0.59%) Debian
18 22 (0.48%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 996 (21.92%) ITIL
2 439 (9.66%) Network Design
3 286 (6.30%) Presales
4 277 (6.10%) Network Management
5 276 (6.08%) Load Balancing
6 272 (5.99%) Disaster Recovery
7 247 (5.44%) Project Management
8 231 (5.08%) Change Management
9 230 (5.06%) Migration
10 209 (4.60%) Network Monitoring
11 193 (4.25%) Service Management
12 191 (4.20%) Service Delivery
13 182 (4.01%) Mentoring
14 180 (3.96%) Agile Software Development
14 180 (3.96%) Problem Management
15 169 (3.72%) Information Security
16 156 (3.43%) High Availability
17 153 (3.37%) PRINCE2
18 149 (3.28%) Continuous Improvement
19 147 (3.24%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 378 (8.32%) SQL
2 160 (3.52%) PowerShell
3 115 (2.53%) Java
4 106 (2.33%) Python
5 69 (1.52%) Bash Shell
6 61 (1.34%) C
7 60 (1.32%) Shell Script
8 56 (1.23%) Perl
9 46 (1.01%) JavaScript
10 27 (0.59%) C#
11 17 (0.37%) VBScript
12 15 (0.33%) VB
13 13 (0.29%) PHP
14 11 (0.24%) Groovy
15 10 (0.22%) T-SQL
16 9 (0.20%) Ruby
17 8 (0.18%) R
18 7 (0.15%) COBOL
19 6 (0.13%) C++
20 5 (0.11%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1469 (32.34%) Cisco Certification
2 987 (21.73%) CCNP
3 778 (17.13%) CCNA
4 429 (9.44%) Degree
5 404 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 272 (5.99%) CCIE
7 266 (5.86%) MCSE
8 260 (5.72%) Security Cleared
9 204 (4.49%) SC Cleared
10 171 (3.76%) MCP
11 154 (3.39%) MCSA
12 151 (3.32%) ITIL Certification
13 99 (2.18%) CCDP
14 95 (2.09%) CCSA
15 94 (2.07%) DV Cleared
16 90 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 87 (1.92%) CCSE
18 75 (1.65%) CISSP
19 62 (1.36%) JNCIP
20 57 (1.25%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 303 (6.67%) SLA
2 121 (2.66%) PCI DSS
3 70 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 34 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 30 (0.66%) QA
6 15 (0.33%) ISO27002
7 5 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.088%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.088%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.066%) ISO22301
9 3 (0.066%) PMBOK
9 3 (0.066%) PMO
10 2 (0.044%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.044%) GDPR
11 1 (0.022%) COBIT
11 1 (0.022%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.022%) GPG13
11 1 (0.022%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.022%) SDET
11 1 (0.022%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 1422 (31.30%) Active Directory
2 922 (20.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 576 (12.68%) Hyper-V
4 146 (3.21%) vSphere
5 142 (3.13%) XenApp
6 89 (1.96%) VMware ESX
7 86 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
8 67 (1.47%) NFS
9 64 (1.41%) KVM
10 60 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
11 56 (1.23%) Xen
12 55 (1.21%) XenDesktop
13 52 (1.14%) Oracle RAC
14 51 (1.12%) SRDF
14 51 (1.12%) Terminal Services
15 49 (1.08%) XenServer
16 39 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
17 23 (0.51%) Firmware
17 23 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
18 21 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 277 (6.10%) SCCM
2 98 (2.16%) Puppet
3 87 (1.92%) Cisco Prime
4 82 (1.80%) SCOM
5 79 (1.74%) FortiGate
6 70 (1.54%) Cisco CUCM
7 64 (1.41%) Ansible
8 62 (1.36%) Nagios
9 48 (1.06%) WSUS
10 44 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
11 35 (0.77%) Backup Exec
12 31 (0.68%) Juniper STRM
13 29 (0.64%) Cisco UCCE
14 27 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
15 23 (0.51%) SolarWinds Orion
16 20 (0.44%) Cacti
16 20 (0.44%) NetBackup
17 19 (0.42%) AirWatch
17 19 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
17 19 (0.42%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2468 (54.33%) Cisco
2 1427 (31.41%) Microsoft
3 1333 (29.34%) VMware
4 684 (15.06%) Juniper
5 575 (12.66%) CheckPoint
6 468 (10.30%) Citrix
7 437 (9.62%) HP
8 424 (9.33%) F5
9 296 (6.52%) Palo Alto
10 246 (5.41%) SolarWinds
11 213 (4.69%) Avaya
12 207 (4.56%) Oracle
13 199 (4.38%) NetApp
14 197 (4.34%) Fortinet
15 148 (3.26%) Dell
16 132 (2.91%) EMC
17 122 (2.69%) Aruba
18 115 (2.53%) Mitel
19 109 (2.40%) Apple
20 99 (2.18%) Red Hat
Exeter, Devon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £23000.00 per annum + Competitive
Posted: 8 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Bens
Posted: 16 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Premier IT
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £47000 - £55000 per annum + Pension + Bupa
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum, Benefits Car Allowance, Oncall Allowance
Posted: 7 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: MARKET SALARY
Posted: 13 hours ago
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Staff Finda ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Vodafone
Posted: 2 days ago
London
83Zero
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum, Bonus, Stock and stunning Bens
Posted: 14 hours ago
Nantwich, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Premier IT
Posted: Yesterday
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 40k plus benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Itecco
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + Bonus + MORE
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Amersham, Buckinghamshire
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
The People Network
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + training
Posted: 16 hours ago