Period
to 22 September 2018

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 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 151 144 116
Rank change year-on-year -7 -28 -14
Permanent jobs citing LAN 3,709 4,366 5,327
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.23% 2.47% 2.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.90% 15.54% 16.38%
Number of salaries quoted 3,038 3,651 4,498
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,750 £24,838
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,500 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -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 24,888 28,104 32,530
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.95% 15.91% 16.77%
Number of salaries quoted 19,780 22,818 26,895
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,750
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
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 2018.

Salary histogram for LAN in the UK

LAN
Top 16 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 2018. 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 -14 3,410 £44,000 +3.53% 518
UK excluding London -14 2,319 £38,500 -1.28% 416
London -18 1,272 £52,500 +5.00% 137
South East -13 692 £42,500 +11.84% 104
North of England -24 529 £37,500 -6.25% 118
Midlands +21 440 £38,500 +2.67% 64
North West -25 303 £40,000 -1.23% 62
East of England -39 273 £38,916 -13.52% 46
West Midlands +16 253 £37,500 - 45
South West -1 224 £37,500 +2.74% 49
Yorkshire -17 190 £34,500 -9.21% 41
East Midlands +26 189 £40,500 +14.08% 19
Scotland -34 91 £41,000 -5.75% 25
Wales +42 79 £37,000 +11.28% 9
North East -2 36 £30,000 -17.81% 15
Northern Ireland +12 21 £21,000 -31.15% 1

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, 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 3,184 (85.85%) WAN
2 1,768 (47.67%) Cisco
3 1,713 (46.18%) Firewall
4 1,698 (45.78%) Windows
5 1,319 (35.56%) Microsoft
6 1,281 (34.54%) Active Directory
7 1,140 (30.74%) VMware
8 1,002 (27.02%) Cisco Certification
9 929 (25.05%) Windows Server
10 896 (24.16%) ITIL
11 886 (23.89%) VPN
12 855 (23.05%) TCP/IP
13 790 (21.30%) Data Centre
14 786 (21.19%) Office 365
15 785 (21.16%) Wireless
16 767 (20.68%) VMware Infrastructure
17 724 (19.52%) CCNP
18 694 (18.71%) Finance
19 685 (18.47%) DNS
20 564 (15.21%) Network Security
21 550 (14.83%) CCNA
22 544 (14.67%) Citrix
23 537 (14.48%) DHCP
24 534 (14.40%) MS Exchange
25 502 (13.53%) Microsoft Azure
26 501 (13.51%) Linux
27 486 (13.10%) CheckPoint
27 486 (13.10%) Problem-Solving
28 482 (13.00%) Windows Server 2008
29 480 (12.94%) MPLS

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
1 534 (14.40%) MS Exchange
2 184 (4.96%) SharePoint
3 172 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 153 (4.13%) Skype for Business
5 150 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2013
6 91 (2.45%) IIS
7 78 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2007
8 59 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 39 (1.05%) Apache
10 38 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
11 29 (0.78%) IBM Notes
12 23 (0.62%) CMS
13 20 (0.54%) WordPress
14 18 (0.49%) JBoss
14 18 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
15 17 (0.46%) nginx
16 16 (0.43%) Office Communications Server
17 15 (0.40%) Confluence
18 12 (0.32%) WebSphere
19 11 (0.30%) OpenStack
Applications
1 436 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
2 94 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 63 (1.70%) MS Visio
4 60 (1.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 21 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
8 4 (0.11%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.027%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.027%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.027%) EPLAN
9 1 (0.027%) Mozilla Thunderbird
9 1 (0.027%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 21 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.24%) Orchard Housing
4 8 (0.22%) Elite 3E
5 7 (0.19%) Eikon
6 6 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
7 3 (0.081%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.081%) Infor M3
8 2 (0.054%) assyst
8 2 (0.054%) Maximo
8 2 (0.054%) Pegasus Opera
8 2 (0.054%) Sage 50
8 2 (0.054%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.054%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.054%) Workfront
9 1 (0.027%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.027%) Lawson
9 1 (0.027%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.027%) Primavera
9 1 (0.027%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 786 (21.19%) Office 365
2 502 (13.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 321 (8.65%) Amazon AWS
4 76 (2.05%) SaaS
5 73 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
6 70 (1.89%) IaaS
7 40 (1.08%) G Suite
8 36 (0.97%) PaaS
9 34 (0.92%) Mimecast
10 27 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
11 25 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
12 21 (0.57%) Amazon S3
12 21 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 19 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 19 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
14 13 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
15 11 (0.30%) CloudFront
15 11 (0.30%) IBM Cloud
16 9 (0.24%) Amazon Glacier
16 9 (0.24%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 3,184 (85.85%) WAN
2 1,713 (46.18%) Firewall
3 886 (23.89%) VPN
4 855 (23.05%) TCP/IP
5 785 (21.16%) Wireless
6 685 (18.47%) DNS
7 564 (15.21%) Network Security
8 537 (14.48%) DHCP
9 480 (12.94%) MPLS
10 450 (12.13%) WLAN
11 445 (12.00%) VoIP
12 444 (11.97%) Wi-Fi
13 430 (11.59%) SAN
14 425 (11.46%) BGP
15 419 (11.30%) OSPF
16 417 (11.24%) Cisco ASA
17 416 (11.22%) VLAN
18 323 (8.71%) Cisco Nexus
19 246 (6.63%) Cisco IOS
20 238 (6.42%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 262 (7.06%) SQL Server
2 64 (1.73%) MySQL
3 42 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 37 (1.00%) Big Data
5 31 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
6 22 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
7 20 (0.54%) Hadoop
7 20 (0.54%) Relational Database
8 18 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (0.46%) MongoDB
10 14 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
11 13 (0.35%) Apache Cassandra
11 13 (0.35%) NoSQL
12 12 (0.32%) Oracle Database
13 11 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
13 11 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
13 11 (0.30%) SQL Server 2016
14 8 (0.22%) MS Access
15 6 (0.16%) Crystal Reports
16 5 (0.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 62 (1.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 36 (0.97%) Jenkins
3 33 (0.89%) JIRA
4 29 (0.78%) Git (software)
5 13 (0.35%) Subversion
6 11 (0.30%) Selenium
7 10 (0.27%) PEAR
8 8 (0.22%) Cucumber
8 8 (0.22%) Ranorex
8 8 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
9 6 (0.16%) InstallShield
10 5 (0.13%) Artifactory
11 4 (0.11%) Maven
11 4 (0.11%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.11%) Visual Studio
12 3 (0.081%) JMeter
12 3 (0.081%) MSI
12 3 (0.081%) NUnit
12 3 (0.081%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (0.081%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 694 (18.71%) Finance
2 284 (7.66%) Retail
3 243 (6.55%) Telecoms
4 219 (5.90%) Banking
5 71 (1.91%) Law
5 71 (1.91%) Legal
6 58 (1.56%) Investment Banking
7 56 (1.51%) Manufacturing
8 48 (1.29%) Financial Institution
9 45 (1.21%) Advertising
10 34 (0.92%) Back Office
11 31 (0.84%) Publishing
12 29 (0.78%) Front Office
13 27 (0.73%) Marketing
14 22 (0.59%) Multimedia
15 18 (0.49%) Billing
16 16 (0.43%) Games
17 15 (0.40%) Automotive
18 14 (0.38%) Local Government
19 12 (0.32%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 851 (22.94%) Network Engineer
2 634 (17.09%) Analyst
3 404 (10.89%) Support Engineer
4 373 (10.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 257 (6.93%) Support Analyst
6 256 (6.90%) IT Support
7 246 (6.63%) Architect
8 202 (5.45%) Senior Network Engineer
9 185 (4.99%) IT Engineer
10 178 (4.80%) Cisco Engineer
11 168 (4.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 152 (4.10%) Security Engineer
13 144 (3.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 143 (3.86%) 2nd Line Support
15 141 (3.80%) Consultant
16 134 (3.61%) Desktop Support
17 127 (3.42%) 3rd Line Support
18 117 (3.15%) Technical Support
19 112 (3.02%) IT Manager
19 112 (3.02%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (1.89%) 802.1X
2 57 (1.54%) Middleware
3 40 (1.08%) Web Services
4 29 (0.78%) LDAP
5 28 (0.75%) HTML
6 27 (0.73%) FIX Protocol
7 20 (0.54%) LAMP
8 19 (0.51%) JSON
8 19 (0.51%) XMPP
9 17 (0.46%) .NET
9 17 (0.46%) CSS
10 11 (0.30%) COM
10 11 (0.30%) XML
11 9 (0.24%) WSH
12 8 (0.22%) RabbitMQ
12 8 (0.22%) WebSphere MQ
13 7 (0.19%) Elastic Stack
14 6 (0.16%) Ajax
14 6 (0.16%) Software Packaging
15 5 (0.13%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 790 (21.30%) Data Centre
2 305 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
3 196 (5.28%) Self-Motivation
4 179 (4.83%) Management Information System
5 161 (4.34%) Computer Science
6 145 (3.91%) Driving Licence
7 108 (2.91%) Video Conferencing
8 75 (2.02%) Blackberry
9 64 (1.73%) NHS
10 63 (1.70%) Cyberthreat
11 62 (1.67%) Replication
12 56 (1.51%) Clustering
13 54 (1.46%) Hedge funds
14 53 (1.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 40 (1.08%) Private Cloud
16 39 (1.05%) Fat Client
16 39 (1.05%) Thin Client
16 39 (1.05%) Virtual Team
17 38 (1.02%) Public Cloud
18 36 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1,698 (45.78%) Windows
2 929 (25.05%) Windows Server
3 501 (13.51%) Linux
4 482 (13.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 423 (11.40%) Windows 7
6 418 (11.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 357 (9.63%) Windows 10
8 159 (4.29%) Unix
9 123 (3.32%) Windows Server 2003
10 112 (3.02%) Windows 8
11 69 (1.86%) Android
12 62 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 53 (1.43%) Apple iOS
14 51 (1.38%) Mac OS X
15 49 (1.32%) CentOS
16 45 (1.21%) Windows XP
17 35 (0.94%) Solaris
18 34 (0.92%) Mac OS
19 24 (0.65%) Ubuntu
20 21 (0.57%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 896 (24.16%) ITIL
2 486 (13.10%) Problem-Solving
3 456 (12.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 317 (8.55%) Project Management
5 268 (7.23%) Incident Management
6 257 (6.93%) Service Management
7 254 (6.85%) Network Management
8 243 (6.55%) Load Balancing
9 241 (6.50%) Information Security
10 238 (6.42%) Service Delivery
11 229 (6.17%) Network Design
11 229 (6.17%) Presales
12 228 (6.15%) Disaster Recovery
13 207 (5.58%) Network Monitoring
14 183 (4.93%) Kalman Filter
15 168 (4.53%) Migration
16 164 (4.42%) Change Management
17 151 (4.07%) Problem Management
18 150 (4.04%) Mentoring
19 147 (3.96%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 323 (8.71%) SQL
2 264 (7.12%) PowerShell
3 217 (5.85%) Python
4 79 (2.13%) C
5 76 (2.05%) Bash Shell
6 57 (1.54%) Java
7 54 (1.46%) Perl
8 37 (1.00%) PHP
9 36 (0.97%) VBScript
10 33 (0.89%) Shell Script
11 26 (0.70%) Ruby
12 22 (0.59%) VB
13 17 (0.46%) T-SQL
14 16 (0.43%) JavaScript
15 12 (0.32%) C#
16 8 (0.22%) Groovy
17 5 (0.13%) Go
18 4 (0.11%) PL/SQL
19 3 (0.081%) VBA
20 2 (0.054%) C++
Qualifications
1 1,002 (27.02%) Cisco Certification
2 724 (19.52%) CCNP
3 550 (14.83%) CCNA
4 383 (10.33%) Degree
5 362 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 220 (5.93%) MCSE
7 212 (5.72%) Security Cleared
8 157 (4.23%) MCSA
9 147 (3.96%) SC Cleared
10 134 (3.61%) MCP
11 121 (3.26%) CCDP
12 104 (2.80%) CISSP
13 100 (2.70%) CCIE
14 96 (2.59%) ITIL Certification
15 76 (2.05%) DV Cleared
16 73 (1.97%) Computer Science Degree
17 61 (1.64%) MCITP
18 52 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 49 (1.32%) JNCIP
20 45 (1.21%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 413 (11.14%) SLA
2 143 (3.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 87 (2.35%) PCI DSS
4 81 (2.18%) GDPR
5 36 (0.97%) Cyber Essentials
6 29 (0.78%) PMO
6 29 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 27 (0.73%) QA
8 22 (0.59%) COBIT
9 16 (0.43%) SAS 70
10 15 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 12 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 9 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 7 (0.19%) ISO 22301
13 7 (0.19%) ISO 9001
14 6 (0.16%) GPG13
15 5 (0.13%) PMBOK
16 4 (0.11%) ISO 14001
17 2 (0.054%) ISAE 3402
17 2 (0.054%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1,281 (34.54%) Active Directory
2 767 (20.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 440 (11.86%) Hyper-V
4 150 (4.04%) VMware ESXi
5 107 (2.88%) vSphere
6 88 (2.37%) XenApp
7 70 (1.89%) XenDesktop
8 64 (1.73%) Virtual Servers
9 61 (1.64%) Terminal Services
10 59 (1.59%) Firmware
11 58 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
12 30 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
12 30 (0.81%) VMware NSX
13 29 (0.78%) XenServer
14 19 (0.51%) Docker
15 16 (0.43%) ProxySG
16 13 (0.35%) DFS Replication
16 13 (0.35%) Xen
17 11 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 11 (0.30%) NFS
Systems Management
1 190 (5.12%) SCCM
2 98 (2.64%) Cisco Prime
3 97 (2.62%) Cisco CUCM
4 85 (2.29%) Nagios
5 78 (2.10%) Ansible
6 64 (1.73%) Backup Exec
7 63 (1.70%) FortiGate
8 60 (1.62%) Puppet
9 58 (1.56%) SCOM
10 55 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
11 53 (1.43%) WSUS
12 50 (1.35%) Cisco LMS
12 50 (1.35%) Opsview
13 45 (1.21%) Norton AntiVirus
14 41 (1.11%) SolarWinds Orion
15 29 (0.78%) Microsoft Intune
16 28 (0.75%) QRadar
16 28 (0.75%) vCenter Server
17 27 (0.73%) AirWatch
17 27 (0.73%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1,768 (47.67%) Cisco
2 1,319 (35.56%) Microsoft
3 1,140 (30.74%) VMware
4 544 (14.67%) Citrix
5 486 (13.10%) CheckPoint
6 384 (10.35%) HP
7 342 (9.22%) Juniper
8 295 (7.95%) SolarWinds
9 243 (6.55%) F5
10 216 (5.82%) Palo Alto
11 193 (5.20%) Fortinet
12 152 (4.10%) Meraki
13 138 (3.72%) Oracle
14 128 (3.45%) Dell
15 123 (3.32%) Avaya
16 121 (3.26%) NetApp
17 119 (3.21%) Riverbed
18 116 (3.13%) Veeam
19 108 (2.91%) Red Hat
20 106 (2.86%) Apple