Period
to 22 September 2019

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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 132 153 146
Rank change year-on-year +21 -7 -28
Permanent jobs citing LAN 3,632 3,709 4,366
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.61% 2.23% 2.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.62% 14.91% 15.54%
Number of salaries quoted 2,861 3,038 3,651
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £23,750 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year +3.90% -1.28% -2.50%

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 21,847 24,883 28,103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.70% 14.94% 15.90%
Number of salaries quoted 16,551 19,776 22,817
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 2019. 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 +28 3,406 £42,500 -3.41% 604
UK excluding London +32 2,422 £40,000 +3.90% 494
London +24 1,124 £50,000 -4.76% 149
South East +25 744 £42,000 -1.18% 143
North of England +27 575 £37,500 - 132
Midlands +23 458 £42,500 +10.39% 88
West Midlands +33 310 £44,500 +18.67% 59
North West +14 290 £37,500 -6.25% 82
South West +22 259 £35,000 -6.67% 49
East of England +47 247 £35,000 -10.06% 43
Yorkshire +14 244 £39,000 +13.04% 41
East Midlands -1 148 £33,250 -17.90% 29
Scotland -7 67 £32,500 -20.73% 25
North East +26 41 £33,118 +10.39% 9
Northern Ireland +8 34 £25,000 +19.05% 1
Wales -33 33 £42,500 +14.86% 13
Isle of Man - 10 £55,500 -

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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 3,258 (89.70%) WAN
2 1,740 (47.91%) Firewall
3 1,731 (47.66%) Cisco
4 1,545 (42.54%) Windows
5 1,274 (35.08%) Microsoft
6 1,262 (34.75%) Active Directory
7 1,218 (33.54%) Cisco Certification
8 961 (26.46%) VMware
9 905 (24.92%) Windows Server
10 899 (24.75%) ITIL
11 885 (24.37%) Office 365
12 882 (24.28%) CCNP
13 848 (23.35%) TCP/IP
14 758 (20.87%) VPN
15 727 (20.02%) Azure
16 724 (19.93%) Data Centre
17 723 (19.91%) DNS
18 703 (19.36%) Wireless
19 691 (19.03%) VMware Infrastructure
20 665 (18.31%) Network Security
21 631 (17.37%) CCNA
22 600 (16.52%) DHCP
23 561 (15.45%) Microsoft Office
24 539 (14.84%) MPLS
25 518 (14.26%) Windows 10
26 513 (14.12%) Citrix
27 508 (13.99%) Linux
28 495 (13.63%) MS Exchange
29 462 (12.72%) Problem-Solving
30 456 (12.56%) VoIP

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
1 495 (13.63%) MS Exchange
2 205 (5.64%) Skype for Business
3 197 (5.42%) SharePoint
4 162 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2013
5 133 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2010
6 93 (2.56%) IIS
7 68 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2007
8 23 (0.63%) IBM Notes
9 22 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 21 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
11 20 (0.55%) Apache
12 15 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
13 12 (0.33%) SAS
14 11 (0.30%) OpenStack
14 11 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
14 11 (0.30%) Tomcat
15 8 (0.22%) Confluence
15 8 (0.22%) JBoss
16 7 (0.19%) IBM Domino
16 7 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 561 (15.45%) Microsoft Office
2 113 (3.11%) MS Visio
3 96 (2.64%) Microsoft Excel
4 74 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 19 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.083%) SketchUp
7 2 (0.055%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.028%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 24 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
2 14 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.25%) Exchequer
4 7 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.19%) Q-Pulse
4 7 (0.19%) Sage CRM
5 5 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.11%) Cisco SocialMiner
6 4 (0.11%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.055%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.055%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.055%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.028%) Magento
8 1 (0.028%) Pegasus Opera
8 1 (0.028%) Sage 1000
8 1 (0.028%) Sage X3
8 1 (0.028%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 1 (0.028%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.028%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 885 (24.37%) Office 365
2 727 (20.02%) Azure
3 432 (11.89%) AWS
4 123 (3.39%) IaaS
5 79 (2.18%) SaaS
6 67 (1.84%) PaaS
7 63 (1.73%) Azure Active Directory
8 54 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
9 33 (0.91%) OneDrive
10 31 (0.85%) G Suite
11 29 (0.80%) GCP
12 27 (0.74%) Mimecast
13 24 (0.66%) OpenShift
14 18 (0.50%) IBM Cloud
14 18 (0.50%) SoftLayer
15 14 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
16 12 (0.33%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 12 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 9 (0.25%) Power Platform
18 7 (0.19%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3,258 (89.70%) WAN
2 1,740 (47.91%) Firewall
3 848 (23.35%) TCP/IP
4 758 (20.87%) VPN
5 723 (19.91%) DNS
6 703 (19.36%) Wireless
7 665 (18.31%) Network Security
8 600 (16.52%) DHCP
9 539 (14.84%) MPLS
10 456 (12.56%) VoIP
11 424 (11.67%) Wi-Fi
12 423 (11.65%) OSPF
13 415 (11.43%) BGP
14 375 (10.32%) WLAN
15 334 (9.20%) SAN
16 329 (9.06%) Cisco ASA
17 324 (8.92%) VLAN
18 300 (8.26%) Internet
19 210 (5.78%) Skype
20 195 (5.37%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 237 (6.53%) SQL Server
2 40 (1.10%) DB2
3 35 (0.96%) MySQL
4 13 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (0.33%) MongoDB
6 11 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
7 9 (0.25%) Oracle Database
7 9 (0.25%) SQL Server 2016
8 8 (0.22%) NoSQL
8 8 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (0.22%) SQL Server 2014
9 7 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (0.19%) SQL Server 2017
10 6 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (0.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 4 (0.11%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.11%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (0.11%) Power BI
11 4 (0.11%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 39 (1.07%) MSI
2 24 (0.66%) Git (software)
3 21 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 19 (0.52%) JIRA
4 19 (0.52%) Subversion
5 18 (0.50%) Jenkins
6 8 (0.22%) Hudson
7 7 (0.19%) Visual Studio
7 7 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (0.11%) InstallShield
8 4 (0.11%) Travis CI
9 3 (0.083%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.055%) AdminStudio
10 2 (0.055%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.055%) JMeter
10 2 (0.055%) Selenium
11 1 (0.028%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.028%) Bugzilla
11 1 (0.028%) GCC
11 1 (0.028%) Gradle
General
1 425 (11.70%) Finance
2 318 (8.76%) Telecoms
3 174 (4.79%) Retail
4 162 (4.46%) Public Sector
5 86 (2.37%) Banking
6 85 (2.34%) Manufacturing
7 58 (1.60%) Law
8 42 (1.16%) Legal
9 27 (0.74%) Aerospace
10 24 (0.66%) Back Office
11 23 (0.63%) Marketing
12 18 (0.50%) Financial Institution
13 15 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
14 14 (0.39%) Front Office
14 14 (0.39%) Publishing
15 12 (0.33%) Advertising
15 12 (0.33%) Local Government
15 12 (0.33%) Police
16 11 (0.30%) Fire and Rescue
16 11 (0.30%) German Language
Job Titles
1 846 (23.29%) Network Engineer
2 584 (16.08%) Analyst
3 395 (10.88%) Support Engineer
4 349 (9.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 321 (8.84%) IT Support
6 263 (7.24%) Consultant
7 256 (7.05%) Architect
8 239 (6.58%) IT Engineer
9 226 (6.22%) Support Analyst
10 211 (5.81%) Senior Network Engineer
11 175 (4.82%) 2nd Line Support
12 148 (4.07%) IT Analyst
13 144 (3.96%) Network Consultant
14 143 (3.94%) Cisco Engineer
15 132 (3.63%) IT Support Engineer
15 132 (3.63%) Security Engineer
16 127 (3.50%) Administrator
17 125 (3.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 124 (3.41%) Service Analyst
19 122 (3.36%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (1.82%) LDAP
2 51 (1.40%) 802.1X
3 42 (1.16%) Web Services
4 31 (0.85%) .NET
5 25 (0.69%) XML
6 23 (0.63%) SOAP
7 21 (0.58%) XMPP
8 19 (0.52%) FIX Protocol
9 17 (0.47%) LAMP
10 12 (0.33%) Middleware
11 7 (0.19%) JSON
11 7 (0.19%) WebSphere MQ
12 6 (0.17%) COM
12 6 (0.17%) HTML
13 5 (0.14%) React
14 4 (0.11%) CSS
14 4 (0.11%) Kafka
14 4 (0.11%) Node.js
14 4 (0.11%) SAML
14 4 (0.11%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 724 (19.93%) Data Centre
2 284 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
3 211 (5.81%) Management Information System
4 199 (5.48%) Self-Motivation
5 132 (3.63%) Driving Licence
6 101 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
7 85 (2.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 75 (2.06%) Public Cloud
8 75 (2.06%) Replication
9 66 (1.82%) PKI
10 62 (1.71%) Clustering
10 62 (1.71%) iPhone
11 53 (1.46%) Fat Client
11 53 (1.46%) Smartphone
11 53 (1.46%) Thin Client
12 42 (1.16%) Blackberry
13 41 (1.13%) Mobile Computing
14 39 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
15 38 (1.05%) CMDB
16 34 (0.94%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,545 (42.54%) Windows
2 905 (24.92%) Windows Server
3 518 (14.26%) Windows 10
4 508 (13.99%) Linux
5 437 (12.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 390 (10.74%) Windows 7
7 312 (8.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 133 (3.66%) Unix
9 104 (2.86%) Android
9 104 (2.86%) Windows 8
10 103 (2.84%) Windows Server 2003
11 71 (1.95%) Mac OS X
12 63 (1.73%) Apple iOS
13 42 (1.16%) CentOS
14 40 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 33 (0.91%) Ubuntu
16 25 (0.69%) Mac OS
17 18 (0.50%) Solaris
17 18 (0.50%) Windows XP
18 17 (0.47%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 899 (24.75%) ITIL
2 462 (12.72%) Problem-Solving
3 453 (12.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 282 (7.76%) Network Design
5 265 (7.30%) Migration
6 259 (7.13%) Service Delivery
7 243 (6.69%) Project Management
8 214 (5.89%) Presales
9 213 (5.86%) Project Delivery
10 209 (5.75%) Change Management
11 201 (5.53%) Network Management
12 185 (5.09%) Disaster Recovery
13 184 (5.07%) Load Balancing
13 184 (5.07%) Mentoring
14 182 (5.01%) Network Monitoring
15 181 (4.98%) Incident Management
16 178 (4.90%) Service Management
17 173 (4.76%) Cybersecurity
18 167 (4.60%) IT Strategy
19 162 (4.46%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 261 (7.19%) SQL
2 196 (5.40%) PowerShell
3 74 (2.04%) Python
4 50 (1.38%) C
5 44 (1.21%) Bash Shell
6 29 (0.80%) Perl
7 18 (0.50%) C#
8 17 (0.47%) Shell Script
9 14 (0.39%) Java
10 10 (0.28%) VB.NET
11 7 (0.19%) PHP
12 6 (0.17%) JavaScript
12 6 (0.17%) Ruby
12 6 (0.17%) VBScript
13 5 (0.14%) C++
13 5 (0.14%) Scala
14 3 (0.083%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.083%) VB
15 1 (0.028%) Fortran
15 1 (0.028%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1,218 (33.54%) Cisco Certification
2 882 (24.28%) CCNP
3 631 (17.37%) CCNA
4 421 (11.59%) Degree
5 339 (9.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 205 (5.64%) CCIE
6 205 (5.64%) MCSE
7 171 (4.71%) Security Cleared
8 143 (3.94%) CCDP
9 136 (3.74%) MCSA
10 126 (3.47%) MCP
11 105 (2.89%) SC Cleared
12 102 (2.81%) CCSA
13 76 (2.09%) JNCIS
14 69 (1.90%) CCSE
15 68 (1.87%) MCITP
16 64 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
17 62 (1.71%) Check Point Certification
18 57 (1.57%) TOGAF Certification
19 50 (1.38%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 272 (7.49%) SLA
2 173 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 65 (1.79%) ISO 9001
4 61 (1.68%) PCI DSS
5 48 (1.32%) ISO 22301
6 32 (0.88%) QA
7 27 (0.74%) GDPR
8 23 (0.63%) NIST
9 17 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
9 17 (0.47%) PMO
10 15 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 11 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 10 (0.28%) COBIT
13 9 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 9 (0.25%) NIST 800
14 8 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 3 (0.083%) Solvency II
16 2 (0.055%) Data Quality
16 2 (0.055%) DICOM
16 2 (0.055%) ITGC
System Software
1 1,262 (34.75%) Active Directory
2 691 (19.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 412 (11.34%) Hyper-V
4 138 (3.80%) XenApp
5 113 (3.11%) vSphere
6 103 (2.84%) VMware ESXi
7 58 (1.60%) XenDesktop
8 53 (1.46%) Terminal Services
9 52 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
9 52 (1.43%) Virtual Servers
10 47 (1.29%) Docker
11 46 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
11 46 (1.27%) VMware NSX
12 32 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
13 31 (0.85%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 31 (0.85%) Firmware
14 17 (0.47%) DFS Replication
14 17 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
15 14 (0.39%) BitLocker
15 14 (0.39%) NFS
Systems Management
1 266 (7.32%) SCCM
2 96 (2.64%) WSUS
3 85 (2.34%) Cisco Prime
4 62 (1.71%) Puppet
5 58 (1.60%) Backup Exec
6 56 (1.54%) Cisco CUCM
7 52 (1.43%) Ansible
8 47 (1.29%) FortiGate
9 43 (1.18%) vCenter Server
10 42 (1.16%) Microsoft Intune
11 40 (1.10%) Nagios
12 37 (1.02%) Kubernetes
13 32 (0.88%) SCOM
14 29 (0.80%) IBM BigFix
14 29 (0.80%) ZABBIX
15 27 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
16 26 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
17 23 (0.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 23 (0.63%) Nessus
17 23 (0.63%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 1,731 (47.66%) Cisco
2 1,274 (35.08%) Microsoft
3 961 (26.46%) VMware
4 513 (14.12%) Citrix
5 434 (11.95%) CheckPoint
6 384 (10.57%) Juniper
7 287 (7.90%) Palo Alto
8 264 (7.27%) HP
9 255 (7.02%) Meraki
10 239 (6.58%) Fortinet
11 229 (6.31%) SolarWinds
12 196 (5.40%) F5
13 143 (3.94%) Dell
14 130 (3.58%) Veeam
15 121 (3.33%) NetApp
16 115 (3.17%) Apple
17 112 (3.08%) Aruba
18 101 (2.78%) Red Hat
19 96 (2.64%) Avaya
20 80 (2.20%) Brocade