Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 149 155 108
Rank change year-on-year +6 -47 +4
Permanent jobs citing LAN 3,562 3,963 5,045
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.36% 2.29% 2.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.62% 14.99% 16.94%
Number of salaries quoted 2,843 3,288 4,146
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £68,750
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 22,808 26,430 29,773
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.09% 15.26% 16.74%
Number of salaries quoted 17,857 21,437 24,192
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 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 +12 3,346 £42,500 - 560
UK excluding London +6 2,304 £40,000 - 420
London +12 1,169 £50,000 - 169
South East +12 700 £42,500 +4.94% 112
North of England +9 550 £40,000 +5.26% 122
Midlands +27 385 £42,000 +12.00% 63
East of England +40 348 £36,000 -20.00% 39
North West -5 282 £41,798 +4.49% 70
West Midlands +27 263 £42,500 +14.86% 34
Yorkshire -7 207 £37,500 - 39
South West +1 197 £38,500 +2.67% 55
East Midlands +23 120 £40,000 +9.59% 29
Scotland -26 85 £47,188 -2.71% 18
North East +34 61 £33,000 -5.71% 13
Wales +5 51 £36,000 -10.00% 7
Northern Ireland -14 5 £21,500 -30.65% 4

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 3,089 (86.72%) WAN
2 1,742 (48.91%) Firewall
3 1,721 (48.32%) Cisco
4 1,611 (45.23%) Windows
5 1,242 (34.87%) Active Directory
6 1,211 (34.00%) Microsoft
7 987 (27.71%) Cisco Certification
8 979 (27.48%) VMware
9 911 (25.58%) Windows Server
10 869 (24.40%) TCP/IP
11 766 (21.50%) Data Centre
12 761 (21.36%) VPN
13 742 (20.83%) ITIL
14 723 (20.30%) CCNP
15 719 (20.19%) Wireless
16 690 (19.37%) Office 365
17 646 (18.14%) VMware Infrastructure
18 612 (17.18%) DNS
19 544 (15.27%) CheckPoint
19 544 (15.27%) Network Security
20 525 (14.74%) Microsoft Azure
21 521 (14.63%) Finance
22 497 (13.95%) CCNA
23 480 (13.48%) Citrix
24 471 (13.22%) DHCP
25 466 (13.08%) VoIP
26 459 (12.89%) Problem-Solving
27 458 (12.86%) Wi-Fi
28 442 (12.41%) Linux
29 430 (12.07%) 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
1 386 (10.84%) MS Exchange
2 153 (4.30%) SharePoint
3 127 (3.57%) Skype for Business
4 124 (3.48%) IIS
5 117 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
6 98 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2013
7 60 (1.68%) Apache
8 51 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
9 33 (0.93%) IBM Notes
10 31 (0.87%) Tomcat
11 30 (0.84%) CMS
12 28 (0.79%) nginx
13 26 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
14 20 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 20 (0.56%) WordPress
15 18 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
16 17 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
17 16 (0.45%) Confluence
17 16 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
18 15 (0.42%) JBoss
Applications
1 312 (8.76%) Microsoft Office
2 75 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 60 (1.68%) MS Visio
4 33 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 17 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.056%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.056%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.056%) Adobe Premiere
6 2 (0.056%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.028%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.028%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 17 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
2 15 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.25%) JDE OneWorld
4 8 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
5 5 (0.14%) NetSuite
5 5 (0.14%) Orchard Housing
6 4 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.084%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.056%) Bankmaster
8 2 (0.056%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.056%) Elite 3E
8 2 (0.056%) Infor M3
8 2 (0.056%) Sage X3
8 2 (0.056%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.056%) Workfront
9 1 (0.028%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.028%) Infor LN
9 1 (0.028%) Lawson
9 1 (0.028%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.028%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 690 (19.37%) Office 365
2 525 (14.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 379 (10.64%) Amazon AWS
4 111 (3.12%) SaaS
5 103 (2.89%) IaaS
6 59 (1.66%) PaaS
7 50 (1.40%) Mimecast
8 41 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
9 34 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
10 30 (0.84%) G Suite
11 23 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
11 23 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
11 23 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 19 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
13 17 (0.48%) Amazon S3
14 16 (0.45%) GitHub
15 11 (0.31%) Akamai
15 11 (0.31%) CloudFront
16 8 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 8 (0.22%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 3,089 (86.72%) WAN
2 1,742 (48.91%) Firewall
3 869 (24.40%) TCP/IP
4 761 (21.36%) VPN
5 719 (20.19%) Wireless
6 612 (17.18%) DNS
7 544 (15.27%) Network Security
8 471 (13.22%) DHCP
9 466 (13.08%) VoIP
10 458 (12.86%) Wi-Fi
11 425 (11.93%) OSPF
12 422 (11.85%) MPLS
13 414 (11.62%) BGP
14 407 (11.43%) SAN
15 399 (11.20%) VLAN
16 382 (10.72%) Cisco ASA
17 349 (9.80%) WLAN
18 272 (7.64%) Internet
19 269 (7.55%) Cisco Nexus
20 209 (5.87%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 299 (8.39%) SQL Server
2 49 (1.38%) MySQL
3 41 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
4 34 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 26 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
6 22 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
7 20 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
8 14 (0.39%) Big Data
9 13 (0.36%) Oracle Database
10 10 (0.28%) Relational Database
10 10 (0.28%) SQL Server 2014
11 9 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (0.22%) Adabas
12 8 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 7 (0.20%) SAP HANA
14 6 (0.17%) Crystal Reports
14 6 (0.17%) Hadoop
15 5 (0.14%) DB2
15 5 (0.14%) Redis
15 5 (0.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 47 (1.32%) Jenkins
2 36 (1.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 28 (0.79%) JIRA
4 15 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 11 (0.31%) Git (software)
6 9 (0.25%) PEAR
7 6 (0.17%) Hudson
8 3 (0.084%) Metasploit
8 3 (0.084%) MSI
8 3 (0.084%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.084%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.056%) AdminStudio
9 2 (0.056%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.056%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.056%) Dreamweaver
9 2 (0.056%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.056%) WiX
10 1 (0.028%) gulp
10 1 (0.028%) TortoiseSVN
10 1 (0.028%) Travis CI
General
1 521 (14.63%) Finance
2 278 (7.80%) Telecoms
3 180 (5.05%) Banking
4 169 (4.74%) Retail
5 63 (1.77%) Advertising
6 62 (1.74%) Law
7 51 (1.43%) Legal
8 41 (1.15%) Back Office
8 41 (1.15%) Investment Banking
9 37 (1.04%) Manufacturing
10 36 (1.01%) Marketing
11 33 (0.93%) Billing
12 23 (0.65%) Publishing
13 21 (0.59%) Financial Institution
14 18 (0.51%) Front Office
15 12 (0.34%) French Language
15 12 (0.34%) Multimedia
16 10 (0.28%) Aerospace
16 10 (0.28%) Welsh Language
17 7 (0.20%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 837 (23.50%) Network Engineer
2 601 (16.87%) Analyst
3 342 (9.60%) Support Engineer
4 308 (8.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 276 (7.75%) IT Support
6 258 (7.24%) Support Analyst
7 255 (7.16%) Architect
8 184 (5.17%) IT Engineer
9 179 (5.03%) Senior Network Engineer
10 173 (4.86%) Cisco Engineer
11 155 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
12 153 (4.30%) Consultant
13 149 (4.18%) IT Analyst
14 147 (4.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 139 (3.90%) Network Analyst
16 136 (3.82%) 3rd Line Support
17 132 (3.71%) Security Engineer
18 126 (3.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
19 122 (3.43%) Network Architect
20 118 (3.31%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (1.97%) 802.1X
2 46 (1.29%) Web Services
3 44 (1.24%) Middleware
4 30 (0.84%) HTML
5 28 (0.79%) XMPP
6 25 (0.70%) .NET
7 22 (0.62%) LDAP
8 17 (0.48%) LAMP
8 17 (0.48%) LEMP Stack
9 13 (0.36%) RabbitMQ
10 11 (0.31%) Software Packaging
10 11 (0.31%) XML
11 10 (0.28%) CSS
12 9 (0.25%) EDI
12 9 (0.25%) FIX Protocol
13 7 (0.20%) ODBC
13 7 (0.20%) REST
14 6 (0.17%) Ajax
14 6 (0.17%) SailPoint
14 6 (0.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 766 (21.50%) Data Centre
2 257 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
3 232 (6.51%) Self-Motivation
4 173 (4.86%) Management Information System
5 128 (3.59%) Video Conferencing
6 113 (3.17%) Driving Licence
7 76 (2.13%) Clustering
8 56 (1.57%) Replication
9 54 (1.52%) Public Cloud
10 53 (1.49%) Enterprise Storage
11 41 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
12 37 (1.04%) Blackberry
13 35 (0.98%) Private Cloud
14 34 (0.95%) CMDB
15 31 (0.87%) Virtual Team
16 30 (0.84%) Security Operations Centre
17 26 (0.73%) IVR
18 25 (0.70%) Fat Client
18 25 (0.70%) Smartphone
18 25 (0.70%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1,611 (45.23%) Windows
2 911 (25.58%) Windows Server
3 442 (12.41%) Linux
4 415 (11.65%) Windows 10
5 411 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 410 (11.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 406 (11.40%) Windows 7
8 136 (3.82%) Unix
9 129 (3.62%) Windows 8
10 107 (3.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 68 (1.91%) Android
12 64 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 54 (1.52%) CentOS
14 46 (1.29%) Apple iOS
14 46 (1.29%) Mac OS X
15 42 (1.18%) Windows XP
16 27 (0.76%) Mac OS
17 24 (0.67%) Solaris
18 21 (0.59%) Ubuntu
19 20 (0.56%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 742 (20.83%) ITIL
2 459 (12.89%) Problem-Solving
3 429 (12.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 279 (7.83%) Network Management
5 271 (7.61%) Project Management
6 268 (7.52%) Disaster Recovery
7 256 (7.19%) Service Delivery
8 243 (6.82%) Information Security
9 231 (6.49%) Presales
10 230 (6.46%) Network Design
11 228 (6.40%) Service Management
12 223 (6.26%) Mentoring
13 222 (6.23%) Change Management
14 188 (5.28%) Network Monitoring
15 185 (5.19%) Load Balancing
16 171 (4.80%) Incident Management
17 170 (4.77%) Kalman Filter
18 155 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
19 148 (4.15%) Migration
20 138 (3.87%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 399 (11.20%) SQL
2 221 (6.20%) PowerShell
3 197 (5.53%) Python
4 75 (2.11%) C
4 75 (2.11%) Perl
5 61 (1.71%) Bash Shell
6 44 (1.24%) VB
7 41 (1.15%) PHP
8 40 (1.12%) Java
9 33 (0.93%) C#
10 32 (0.90%) Shell Script
10 32 (0.90%) T-SQL
11 28 (0.79%) Ruby
12 27 (0.76%) VBScript
13 14 (0.39%) Bourne shell
13 14 (0.39%) JavaScript
13 14 (0.39%) Korn
14 9 (0.25%) RPG
14 9 (0.25%) RPG IV
15 6 (0.17%) C++
Qualifications
1 987 (27.71%) Cisco Certification
2 723 (20.30%) CCNP
3 497 (13.95%) CCNA
4 340 (9.55%) Degree
5 283 (7.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 201 (5.64%) Security Cleared
7 198 (5.56%) MCSE
8 163 (4.58%) CCIE
9 146 (4.10%) SC Cleared
10 130 (3.65%) MCSA
11 104 (2.92%) MCP
12 92 (2.58%) ITIL Certification
13 85 (2.39%) CCSA
14 81 (2.27%) CCDP
15 75 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
16 71 (1.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 66 (1.85%) DV Cleared
18 62 (1.74%) CISSP
19 46 (1.29%) MCITP
20 28 (0.79%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 325 (9.12%) SLA
2 110 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 58 (1.63%) GDPR
4 57 (1.60%) PCI DSS
5 53 (1.49%) PMO
6 39 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 30 (0.84%) QA
8 25 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 20 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
10 16 (0.45%) SAS 70
11 14 (0.39%) COBIT
12 6 (0.17%) ISO 9001
13 5 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 5 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 2 (0.056%) Basel III
14 2 (0.056%) Government Security Classifications
14 2 (0.056%) Solvency II
15 1 (0.028%) Data Quality
15 1 (0.028%) ISO 22301
15 1 (0.028%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1,242 (34.87%) Active Directory
2 646 (18.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 430 (12.07%) Hyper-V
4 100 (2.81%) VMware ESXi
5 96 (2.70%) vSphere
6 89 (2.50%) XenApp
7 83 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
8 58 (1.63%) Virtual Servers
9 55 (1.54%) Terminal Services
10 51 (1.43%) XenDesktop
11 44 (1.24%) Firmware
12 27 (0.76%) Docker
12 27 (0.76%) VMware NSX
13 19 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
14 18 (0.51%) XenServer
15 17 (0.48%) VMware Server
16 12 (0.34%) NFS
17 11 (0.31%) BitLocker
18 10 (0.28%) EMC RecoverPoint
19 9 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 202 (5.67%) SCCM
2 89 (2.50%) Cisco Prime
3 71 (1.99%) Cisco CUCM
4 70 (1.97%) Ansible
5 68 (1.91%) Nagios
6 67 (1.88%) Stealthwatch
7 65 (1.82%) Backup Exec
8 57 (1.60%) WSUS
9 54 (1.52%) SCOM
10 49 (1.38%) Puppet
11 48 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
12 37 (1.04%) FortiGate
13 36 (1.01%) Terraform
14 33 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
15 28 (0.79%) Cisco LMS
15 28 (0.79%) Opsview
16 27 (0.76%) vCenter Server
17 23 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
18 22 (0.62%) Kubernetes
18 22 (0.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 1,721 (48.32%) Cisco
2 1,211 (34.00%) Microsoft
3 979 (27.48%) VMware
4 544 (15.27%) CheckPoint
5 480 (13.48%) Citrix
6 313 (8.79%) Juniper
7 302 (8.48%) HP
8 285 (8.00%) Palo Alto
9 275 (7.72%) SolarWinds
10 192 (5.39%) F5
11 165 (4.63%) Meraki
12 160 (4.49%) Fortinet
13 135 (3.79%) NetApp
14 128 (3.59%) Veeam
15 124 (3.48%) Symantec
16 120 (3.37%) Avaya
16 120 (3.37%) Dell
17 101 (2.84%) Riverbed
18 98 (2.75%) Oracle
19 89 (2.50%) Red Hat