Period
to 26 February 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 26 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
UK
6 months to
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 131 142 159
Rank change year-on-year +11 +17 -43
Permanent jobs citing LAN 3,180 3,636 3,892
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.58% 2.40% 2.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.22% 15.95% 14.59%
Number of salaries quoted 2,492 2,940 3,230
UK median annual salary £42,500 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.30% +2.35% -
10th Percentile £24,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 18,470 22,795 26,678
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.00% 15.06% 15.21%
Number of salaries quoted 14,560 17,838 21,545
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £76,525 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 +17 2,969 £42,500 -2.30% 662
UK excluding London +15 1,998 £40,000 - 529
London +25 1,103 £50,000 - 166
South East -5 626 £42,500 - 130
Midlands +42 400 £35,000 -17.65% 103
North of England -15 385 £37,500 -6.25% 135
West Midlands +29 278 £36,750 -15.03% 81
South West +26 228 £35,000 -14.63% 69
East of England +10 219 £41,250 +17.86% 59
North West +8 203 £37,250 -10.45% 87
Yorkshire +8 151 £42,500 +8.97% 36
East Midlands +42 122 £34,650 -11.72% 22
Wales -9 55 £38,500 +6.21% 17
Scotland -26 53 £47,600 +6.97% 13
North East -35 31 £31,750 -9.29% 12
Northern Ireland +34 28 £32,000 +39.13% 3
Channel Islands - 4 £25,000 -

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 2,813 (88.46%) WAN
2 1,493 (46.95%) Firewall
3 1,459 (45.88%) Cisco
4 1,423 (44.75%) Windows
5 1,134 (35.66%) Microsoft
6 1,110 (34.91%) Active Directory
7 930 (29.25%) Office 365
8 918 (28.87%) Cisco Certification
9 887 (27.89%) VMware
10 813 (25.57%) TCP/IP
11 745 (23.43%) DNS
12 740 (23.27%) VPN
13 683 (21.48%) Windows Server
14 676 (21.26%) Wireless
15 673 (21.16%) ITIL
16 648 (20.38%) DHCP
17 637 (20.03%) VMware Infrastructure
18 635 (19.97%) Azure
19 595 (18.71%) CCNP
20 582 (18.30%) Data Centre
21 490 (15.41%) Network Security
22 484 (15.22%) Windows 10
23 481 (15.13%) CCNA
24 449 (14.12%) Citrix
25 441 (13.87%) VoIP
26 433 (13.62%) Microsoft Office
27 432 (13.58%) Linux
28 430 (13.52%) Problem-Solving
29 406 (12.77%) MPLS
30 390 (12.26%) Infrastructure Engineering

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
1 389 (12.23%) MS Exchange
2 184 (5.79%) SharePoint
3 118 (3.71%) Skype for Business
4 99 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 92 (2.89%) IIS
6 85 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 27 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
8 22 (0.69%) Apache
9 16 (0.50%) OpenStack
10 13 (0.41%) WebSphere
11 9 (0.28%) WebLogic
12 7 (0.22%) JBoss
13 6 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.16%) IBM Notes
15 4 (0.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 4 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
15 4 (0.13%) Tomcat
16 2 (0.063%) Confluence
16 2 (0.063%) Exchange Server 2003
17 1 (0.031%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 433 (13.62%) Microsoft Office
2 88 (2.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 66 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 44 (1.38%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.031%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.031%) Revit
6 1 (0.031%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 14 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.13%) assyst
4 4 (0.13%) Sage CRM
4 4 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.13%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 3 (0.094%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.094%) Elite 3E
5 3 (0.094%) Exchequer
6 2 (0.063%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.063%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.063%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.031%) C-CURE
7 1 (0.031%) Infor CloudSuite
7 1 (0.031%) Sage 50
7 1 (0.031%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.031%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 930 (29.25%) Office 365
2 635 (19.97%) Azure
3 327 (10.28%) AWS
4 97 (3.05%) SaaS
5 79 (2.48%) IaaS
6 67 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
7 63 (1.98%) Azure Active Directory
8 49 (1.54%) PaaS
9 48 (1.51%) GCP
10 41 (1.29%) OneDrive
11 34 (1.07%) G Suite
12 33 (1.04%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 27 (0.85%) Mimecast
14 14 (0.44%) Cloudflare
15 11 (0.35%) OpenShift
16 10 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
16 10 (0.31%) Power Platform
16 10 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 7 (0.22%) Basecamp
18 5 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 2,813 (88.46%) WAN
2 1,493 (46.95%) Firewall
3 813 (25.57%) TCP/IP
4 745 (23.43%) DNS
5 740 (23.27%) VPN
6 676 (21.26%) Wireless
7 648 (20.38%) DHCP
8 490 (15.41%) Network Security
9 441 (13.87%) VoIP
10 406 (12.77%) MPLS
11 387 (12.17%) BGP
12 379 (11.92%) OSPF
13 337 (10.60%) VLAN
14 335 (10.53%) SAN
15 332 (10.44%) Internet
16 331 (10.41%) Wi-Fi
17 322 (10.13%) Cisco ASA
18 307 (9.65%) WLAN
19 179 (5.63%) IPsec
20 154 (4.84%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (5.50%) SQL Server
2 32 (1.01%) MySQL
3 23 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
4 17 (0.53%) Oracle Database
5 16 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 15 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
7 13 (0.41%) DB2
7 13 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
8 8 (0.25%) SQL Server 2014
9 6 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (0.19%) Power BI
9 6 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (0.19%) SQL Server 2017
9 6 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.13%) Amazon Athena
10 4 (0.13%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.063%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.063%) Oracle9i Database
11 2 (0.063%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.063%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 47 (1.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 30 (0.94%) Git (software)
3 21 (0.66%) Subversion
4 14 (0.44%) Jenkins
5 10 (0.31%) MSI
6 9 (0.28%) JIRA
7 4 (0.13%) Selenium
8 3 (0.094%) Bugzilla
9 2 (0.063%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.063%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.063%) Gradle
9 2 (0.063%) Metasploit
9 2 (0.063%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.063%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.031%) Visual Studio
General
1 372 (11.70%) Finance
2 300 (9.43%) Telecoms
3 158 (4.97%) Retail
4 81 (2.55%) Banking
4 81 (2.55%) Legal
5 69 (2.17%) Public Sector
6 61 (1.92%) Law
7 31 (0.97%) Marketing
8 29 (0.91%) Aerospace
9 27 (0.85%) Manufacturing
10 22 (0.69%) Advertising
11 16 (0.50%) Financial Institution
11 16 (0.50%) French Language
12 15 (0.47%) Front Office
12 15 (0.47%) Police
13 14 (0.44%) Back Office
13 14 (0.44%) Investment Banking
14 11 (0.35%) Billing
15 10 (0.31%) Japanese Language
15 10 (0.31%) Military
Job Titles
1 826 (25.97%) Network Engineer
2 403 (12.67%) Support Engineer
3 398 (12.52%) Analyst
4 350 (11.01%) IT Support
5 299 (9.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 252 (7.92%) IT Engineer
7 232 (7.30%) Senior Network Engineer
8 184 (5.79%) Support Analyst
9 170 (5.35%) 2nd Line Support
10 169 (5.31%) IT Support Engineer
11 164 (5.16%) Architect
12 144 (4.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 128 (4.03%) Cisco Engineer
14 122 (3.84%) Consultant
15 114 (3.58%) 3rd Line Support
15 114 (3.58%) Cisco Network Engineer
16 110 (3.46%) Administrator
17 109 (3.43%) IT Analyst
18 106 (3.33%) IT Manager
19 99 (3.11%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (2.08%) LDAP
2 63 (1.98%) 802.1X
3 19 (0.60%) LAMP
4 16 (0.50%) Web Services
5 13 (0.41%) WebSphere MQ
5 13 (0.41%) WSH
6 8 (0.25%) .NET
7 7 (0.22%) Software Packaging
7 7 (0.22%) XML
8 6 (0.19%) Elastic Stack
8 6 (0.19%) Jinja
8 6 (0.19%) Middleware
9 5 (0.16%) FIX Protocol
9 5 (0.16%) HTML
10 4 (0.13%) jQuery
10 4 (0.13%) RESTful
11 3 (0.094%) Natural Language Processing
11 3 (0.094%) ODBC
11 3 (0.094%) SAML
11 3 (0.094%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 582 (18.30%) Data Centre
2 254 (7.99%) Analytical Skills
3 180 (5.66%) Management Information System
4 169 (5.31%) Self-Motivation
5 127 (3.99%) Video Conferencing
6 102 (3.21%) Driving Licence
7 66 (2.08%) Replication
8 63 (1.98%) Hybrid Cloud
9 57 (1.79%) Clustering
10 47 (1.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 46 (1.45%) Client/Server
11 46 (1.45%) Private Cloud
12 43 (1.35%) Public Cloud
13 42 (1.32%) iPhone
13 42 (1.32%) PKI
14 37 (1.16%) User Experience
15 32 (1.01%) Virtual Team
16 30 (0.94%) Fat Client
16 30 (0.94%) Smartphone
16 30 (0.94%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1,423 (44.75%) Windows
2 683 (21.48%) Windows Server
3 484 (15.22%) Windows 10
4 432 (13.58%) Linux
5 353 (11.10%) Windows 7
6 308 (9.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 175 (5.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 148 (4.65%) Unix
9 109 (3.43%) Android
10 88 (2.77%) Apple iOS
11 77 (2.42%) Windows 8
12 66 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
13 52 (1.64%) Mac OS X
14 42 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 40 (1.26%) Ubuntu
16 38 (1.19%) Mac OS
17 32 (1.01%) CentOS
18 27 (0.85%) Solaris
19 15 (0.47%) VMS
20 10 (0.31%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 673 (21.16%) ITIL
2 430 (13.52%) Problem-Solving
3 390 (12.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 255 (8.02%) Change Management
5 219 (6.89%) Load Balancing
6 217 (6.82%) Network Design
7 212 (6.67%) Project Management
8 205 (6.45%) Mentoring
9 188 (5.91%) Information Security
10 183 (5.75%) Project Delivery
11 180 (5.66%) Disaster Recovery
11 180 (5.66%) Network Monitoring
12 172 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
12 172 (5.41%) Service Delivery
13 163 (5.13%) Cybersecurity
14 139 (4.37%) Migration
15 138 (4.34%) Incident Management
16 126 (3.96%) Service Management
17 116 (3.65%) Network Management
18 114 (3.58%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 230 (7.23%) SQL
2 209 (6.57%) PowerShell
3 112 (3.52%) Python
4 57 (1.79%) Bash Shell
5 43 (1.35%) Perl
6 39 (1.23%) VBScript
7 38 (1.19%) C
8 18 (0.57%) Shell Script
9 15 (0.47%) C#
9 15 (0.47%) C++
10 14 (0.44%) PHP
11 9 (0.28%) Java
11 9 (0.28%) JavaScript
12 7 (0.22%) VB
13 6 (0.19%) VB.NET
14 5 (0.16%) Scala
15 4 (0.13%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.094%) Go
16 3 (0.094%) TypeScript
17 2 (0.063%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 918 (28.87%) Cisco Certification
2 595 (18.71%) CCNP
3 481 (15.13%) CCNA
4 321 (10.09%) Degree
5 293 (9.21%) Microsoft Certification
6 199 (6.26%) MCSE
7 175 (5.50%) CCIE
8 173 (5.44%) Security Cleared
9 129 (4.06%) MCSA
10 118 (3.71%) SC Cleared
11 96 (3.02%) CCDP
12 91 (2.86%) MCP
13 68 (2.14%) JNCIA
14 61 (1.92%) JNCIS
15 55 (1.73%) CCSA
15 55 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
16 54 (1.70%) CISSP
17 44 (1.38%) JNCIP
18 42 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 40 (1.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 323 (10.16%) SLA
2 155 (4.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 66 (2.08%) PCI DSS
4 43 (1.35%) Cyber Essentials
5 37 (1.16%) GDPR
6 26 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 25 (0.79%) NIST
8 15 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 15 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 15 (0.47%) QA
9 13 (0.41%) ISO 22301
9 13 (0.41%) NIST 800
10 9 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 7 (0.22%) PMO
12 5 (0.16%) ISO 9001
13 4 (0.13%) COBIT
14 3 (0.094%) Solvency II
15 2 (0.063%) ITGC
15 2 (0.063%) NCSC
16 1 (0.031%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 1,110 (34.91%) Active Directory
2 637 (20.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 310 (9.75%) Hyper-V
4 123 (3.87%) vSphere
5 117 (3.68%) XenApp
6 90 (2.83%) VMware ESXi
7 60 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
8 59 (1.86%) Virtual Servers
9 58 (1.82%) XenDesktop
10 49 (1.54%) Docker
11 40 (1.26%) Terminal Services
12 32 (1.01%) Firmware
13 29 (0.91%) Virtual Desktop
13 29 (0.91%) VMware NSX
14 26 (0.82%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 24 (0.75%) NFS
16 20 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
17 13 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 11 (0.35%) BitLocker
19 10 (0.31%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 293 (9.21%) SCCM
2 70 (2.20%) Ansible
2 70 (2.20%) WSUS
3 63 (1.98%) Cisco Prime
4 51 (1.60%) Puppet
5 49 (1.54%) FortiGate
6 48 (1.51%) Backup Exec
6 48 (1.51%) SCOM
7 46 (1.45%) Kubernetes
8 45 (1.42%) vCenter Server
9 43 (1.35%) Microsoft Intune
10 35 (1.10%) Cisco CUCM
11 32 (1.01%) Nagios
11 32 (1.01%) Single Sign-On
12 31 (0.97%) SolarWinds Orion
13 27 (0.85%) AirWatch
14 26 (0.82%) Terraform
15 25 (0.79%) ZABBIX
16 22 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
17 15 (0.47%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1,459 (45.88%) Cisco
2 1,134 (35.66%) Microsoft
3 887 (27.89%) VMware
4 449 (14.12%) Citrix
5 332 (10.44%) Juniper
6 299 (9.40%) Palo Alto
7 290 (9.12%) CheckPoint
8 260 (8.18%) HP
9 220 (6.92%) Meraki
10 199 (6.26%) SolarWinds
11 186 (5.85%) F5
12 141 (4.43%) Veeam
13 110 (3.46%) Fortinet
14 104 (3.27%) Dell
15 84 (2.64%) Mitel
16 81 (2.55%) Avaya
17 73 (2.30%) Red Hat
18 70 (2.20%) Apple
19 66 (2.08%) Aruba
20 62 (1.95%) Symantec