Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
UK
6 months to
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 142 157 134
Rank change year-on-year +15 -23 -20
Permanent jobs citing LAN 3,589 3,821 4,217
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.47% 2.22% 2.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.87% 14.66% 15.60%
Number of salaries quoted 2,931 3,170 3,476
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £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 22,616 26,060 27,024
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.57% 15.11% 15.96%
Number of salaries quoted 17,143 20,683 22,042
UK median annual salary £46,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.09% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +15 3,318 £42,500 -3.41% 192
UK excluding London +29 2,387 £40,000 - 157
London +3 1,117 £50,000 -4.76% 46
South East +13 727 £42,000 -6.67% 33
North of England +38 618 £39,000 +4.00% 50
Midlands +11 370 £42,500 +6.49% 37
North West +9 280 £41,125 +2.81% 31
West Midlands +8 259 £42,500 +13.33% 30
South West +33 257 £40,000 +5.26% 12
Yorkshire +12 239 £37,500 +4.17% 14
East of England +61 228 £32,500 -26.14% 14
East Midlands +10 111 £37,500 -6.25% 7
Scotland +11 102 £55,500 +38.75% 6
North East +61 99 £34,000 +4.62% 5
Wales -6 48 £39,500 +5.33% 3
Northern Ireland -11 34 £23,000 -24.59%
Isle of Man - 8 £55,500 - 2

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 3,182 (88.66%) WAN
2 1,774 (49.43%) Cisco
3 1,712 (47.70%) Firewall
4 1,574 (43.86%) Windows
5 1,241 (34.58%) Active Directory
6 1,203 (33.52%) Microsoft
7 1,106 (30.82%) Cisco Certification
8 938 (26.14%) VMware
9 911 (25.38%) Windows Server
10 824 (22.96%) CCNP
10 824 (22.96%) ITIL
11 823 (22.93%) Office 365
12 783 (21.82%) TCP/IP
13 722 (20.12%) Wireless
14 721 (20.09%) Data Centre
15 712 (19.84%) VPN
16 666 (18.56%) VMware Infrastructure
17 655 (18.25%) DNS
18 651 (18.14%) Microsoft Azure
19 587 (16.36%) Network Security
20 564 (15.71%) CCNA
21 505 (14.07%) CheckPoint
22 503 (14.02%) DHCP
23 485 (13.51%) Citrix
24 475 (13.23%) Microsoft Office
25 473 (13.18%) VoIP
26 470 (13.10%) Hyper-V
27 464 (12.93%) Problem-Solving
28 455 (12.68%) Linux
29 452 (12.59%) MS Exchange

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
1 452 (12.59%) MS Exchange
2 193 (5.38%) SharePoint
3 146 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 144 (4.01%) IIS
5 127 (3.54%) Skype for Business
6 112 (3.12%) Exchange Server 2013
7 74 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2007
8 46 (1.28%) Apache
9 41 (1.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 35 (0.98%) Tomcat
11 21 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
12 20 (0.56%) IBM Notes
13 17 (0.47%) WebLogic
14 14 (0.39%) OpenStack
15 12 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
16 10 (0.28%) Apache Spark
17 9 (0.25%) Confluence
17 9 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
18 7 (0.20%) WordPress
19 6 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 475 (13.23%) Microsoft Office
2 109 (3.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 78 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 71 (1.98%) MS Visio
5 19 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.056%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.056%) iWork
Business Applications
1 18 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
3 12 (0.33%) JDE OneWorld
4 6 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.17%) SAP Business One
4 6 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
5 5 (0.14%) Q-Pulse
5 5 (0.14%) Sage CRM
6 2 (0.056%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.056%) Workfront
7 1 (0.028%) Magento
7 1 (0.028%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.028%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 823 (22.93%) Office 365
2 651 (18.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 420 (11.70%) Amazon AWS
4 132 (3.68%) IaaS
5 84 (2.34%) SaaS
6 71 (1.98%) PaaS
7 55 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
8 51 (1.42%) Azure Active Directory
9 45 (1.25%) Mimecast
10 44 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
11 20 (0.56%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 15 (0.42%) GitHub
13 14 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
13 14 (0.39%) G Suite
13 14 (0.39%) OpenShift
14 13 (0.36%) OneDrive
15 11 (0.31%) Akamai
16 10 (0.28%) IBM Cloud
16 10 (0.28%) SoftLayer
17 8 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3,182 (88.66%) WAN
2 1,712 (47.70%) Firewall
3 783 (21.82%) TCP/IP
4 722 (20.12%) Wireless
5 712 (19.84%) VPN
6 655 (18.25%) DNS
7 587 (16.36%) Network Security
8 503 (14.02%) DHCP
9 473 (13.18%) VoIP
10 432 (12.04%) MPLS
11 414 (11.54%) Cisco ASA
12 394 (10.98%) OSPF
13 385 (10.73%) BGP
14 381 (10.62%) SAN
15 359 (10.00%) VLAN
16 355 (9.89%) Wi-Fi
17 321 (8.94%) WLAN
18 283 (7.89%) Internet
19 240 (6.69%) Cisco Nexus
20 175 (4.88%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 314 (8.75%) SQL Server
2 46 (1.28%) MySQL
3 20 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
4 19 (0.53%) MongoDB
5 15 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
6 11 (0.31%) NoSQL
7 10 (0.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 10 (0.28%) Hadoop
8 9 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
9 8 (0.22%) Adabas
9 8 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (0.20%) Blockchain
10 7 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (0.17%) Power BI
12 5 (0.14%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (0.14%) SAP BW
12 5 (0.14%) SAP HANA
12 5 (0.14%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 20 (0.56%) JIRA
2 16 (0.45%) Jenkins
3 10 (0.28%) Eclipse
3 10 (0.28%) Hudson
3 10 (0.28%) Travis CI
4 5 (0.14%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.084%) Artifactory
5 3 (0.084%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (0.084%) InstallShield
5 3 (0.084%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.056%) AdminStudio
6 2 (0.056%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.056%) JMeter
6 2 (0.056%) Metasploit
6 2 (0.056%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.056%) Selenium
6 2 (0.056%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.028%) Subversion
General
1 451 (12.57%) Finance
2 271 (7.55%) Telecoms
3 159 (4.43%) Retail
4 108 (3.01%) Banking
5 69 (1.92%) Law
6 65 (1.81%) Legal
7 58 (1.62%) Back Office
8 51 (1.42%) Manufacturing
9 42 (1.17%) Advertising
10 33 (0.92%) Marketing
11 32 (0.89%) Financial Institution
12 16 (0.45%) Billing
13 13 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
14 10 (0.28%) Publishing
15 9 (0.25%) Games
15 9 (0.25%) Multimedia
16 8 (0.22%) Front Office
16 8 (0.22%) Investment Banking
17 7 (0.20%) Military
18 6 (0.17%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 813 (22.65%) Network Engineer
2 586 (16.33%) Analyst
3 361 (10.06%) Support Engineer
4 324 (9.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 267 (7.44%) Architect
6 262 (7.30%) IT Support
7 223 (6.21%) Support Analyst
8 215 (5.99%) IT Engineer
9 198 (5.52%) Senior Network Engineer
10 183 (5.10%) Consultant
11 173 (4.82%) Cisco Engineer
12 161 (4.49%) 2nd Line Support
13 146 (4.07%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 137 (3.82%) Network Architect
15 136 (3.79%) IT Analyst
16 134 (3.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 125 (3.48%) 3rd Line Support
18 122 (3.40%) IT Support Engineer
19 115 (3.20%) Project Manager
19 115 (3.20%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (1.42%) Web Services
2 47 (1.31%) 802.1X
3 44 (1.23%) .NET
4 38 (1.06%) LDAP
5 36 (1.00%) XMPP
6 27 (0.75%) XML
7 18 (0.50%) Middleware
8 14 (0.39%) HTML
9 12 (0.33%) EDI
10 11 (0.31%) EDIFACT
10 11 (0.31%) SOAP
10 11 (0.31%) Software Packaging
11 10 (0.28%) Kafka
11 10 (0.28%) Node.js
11 10 (0.28%) React
12 6 (0.17%) FIX Protocol
12 6 (0.17%) SAP Basis
13 5 (0.14%) WSH
14 4 (0.11%) Apache Flex
14 4 (0.11%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 721 (20.09%) Data Centre
2 264 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
3 238 (6.63%) Self-Motivation
4 195 (5.43%) Management Information System
5 120 (3.34%) Driving Licence
6 90 (2.51%) Video Conferencing
7 75 (2.09%) Public Cloud
8 67 (1.87%) Clustering
9 55 (1.53%) Hybrid Cloud
10 54 (1.50%) Fat Client
10 54 (1.50%) Thin Client
11 51 (1.42%) CMDB
12 48 (1.34%) Blackberry
12 48 (1.34%) Private Cloud
13 46 (1.28%) Replication
14 44 (1.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 44 (1.23%) iPhone
15 42 (1.17%) PKI
16 39 (1.09%) Smartphone
17 34 (0.95%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 1,574 (43.86%) Windows
2 911 (25.38%) Windows Server
3 455 (12.68%) Linux
4 438 (12.20%) Windows 10
5 422 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 381 (10.62%) Windows 7
7 373 (10.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 146 (4.07%) Unix
9 133 (3.71%) Windows 8
10 95 (2.65%) Windows Server 2003
11 79 (2.20%) Android
12 56 (1.56%) Mac OS X
13 55 (1.53%) CentOS
14 52 (1.45%) Apple iOS
15 40 (1.11%) Windows XP
16 29 (0.81%) Ubuntu
17 27 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 22 (0.61%) HPUX
19 20 (0.56%) AIX
20 11 (0.31%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 824 (22.96%) ITIL
2 464 (12.93%) Problem-Solving
3 426 (11.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 307 (8.55%) Service Delivery
5 270 (7.52%) Project Management
6 248 (6.91%) Network Design
7 235 (6.55%) Presales
8 225 (6.27%) Mentoring
9 215 (5.99%) Migration
10 212 (5.91%) Change Management
11 200 (5.57%) Network Monitoring
12 189 (5.27%) Load Balancing
13 184 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
14 178 (4.96%) Network Management
15 174 (4.85%) Incident Management
16 170 (4.74%) Service Management
17 161 (4.49%) Kalman Filter
18 157 (4.37%) IT Strategy
19 153 (4.26%) Information Security
19 153 (4.26%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 357 (9.95%) SQL
2 183 (5.10%) PowerShell
3 91 (2.54%) Python
4 57 (1.59%) C
5 44 (1.23%) Perl
6 39 (1.09%) C#
7 31 (0.86%) Java
8 28 (0.78%) VB
9 27 (0.75%) Bash Shell
10 21 (0.59%) VB.NET
11 17 (0.47%) Shell Script
12 15 (0.42%) PHP
13 12 (0.33%) RPG
13 12 (0.33%) RPG IV
14 11 (0.31%) Scala
14 11 (0.31%) VBScript
15 10 (0.28%) T-SQL
16 9 (0.25%) Ruby
17 7 (0.20%) C++
18 5 (0.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1,106 (30.82%) Cisco Certification
2 824 (22.96%) CCNP
3 564 (15.71%) CCNA
4 311 (8.67%) Degree
5 280 (7.80%) Microsoft Certification
6 215 (5.99%) CCIE
7 213 (5.93%) Security Cleared
8 163 (4.54%) MCSE
9 134 (3.73%) SC Cleared
10 113 (3.15%) MCSA
11 105 (2.93%) CCDP
12 99 (2.76%) MCP
13 81 (2.26%) CCSA
14 72 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
15 65 (1.81%) MCITP
16 62 (1.73%) Computer Science Degree
17 53 (1.48%) DV Cleared
18 52 (1.45%) CISSP
18 52 (1.45%) MCDST
19 47 (1.31%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 302 (8.41%) SLA
2 134 (3.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 50 (1.39%) ISO 9001
4 41 (1.14%) QA
5 39 (1.09%) PMO
6 35 (0.98%) PCI DSS
7 34 (0.95%) ISO 22301
8 33 (0.92%) GDPR
9 21 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 18 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 14 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
12 12 (0.33%) COBIT
13 10 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 8 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 2 (0.056%) Data Quality
15 2 (0.056%) GAMP
15 2 (0.056%) HIPAA
15 2 (0.056%) SSAE 16
16 1 (0.028%) ISO 14001
16 1 (0.028%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 1,241 (34.58%) Active Directory
2 666 (18.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 470 (13.10%) Hyper-V
4 138 (3.85%) XenApp
5 109 (3.04%) vSphere
6 102 (2.84%) VMware ESXi
7 69 (1.92%) XenDesktop
8 55 (1.53%) Virtual Servers
9 54 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
10 49 (1.37%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 45 (1.25%) Terminal Services
12 39 (1.09%) Docker
13 24 (0.67%) Firmware
14 21 (0.59%) VMware NSX
15 20 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
16 19 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
17 15 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
18 14 (0.39%) BitLocker
19 13 (0.36%) NFS
20 11 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 242 (6.74%) SCCM
2 109 (3.04%) Cisco Prime
3 96 (2.67%) WSUS
4 77 (2.15%) Cisco CUCM
5 57 (1.59%) Ansible
6 52 (1.45%) Backup Exec
7 44 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
8 42 (1.17%) Puppet
9 37 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
9 37 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
9 37 (1.03%) SCOM
10 35 (0.98%) vCenter Server
11 33 (0.92%) Stealthwatch
12 31 (0.86%) ServiceCenter
13 28 (0.78%) Nagios
14 27 (0.75%) Terraform
15 26 (0.72%) Kubernetes
16 22 (0.61%) FortiGate
17 12 (0.33%) Cisco UCCX
17 12 (0.33%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1,774 (49.43%) Cisco
2 1,203 (33.52%) Microsoft
3 938 (26.14%) VMware
4 505 (14.07%) CheckPoint
5 485 (13.51%) Citrix
6 379 (10.56%) Juniper
7 332 (9.25%) HP
8 271 (7.55%) Palo Alto
9 245 (6.83%) SolarWinds
10 217 (6.05%) Dell
11 208 (5.80%) Meraki
12 204 (5.68%) F5
13 167 (4.65%) Fortinet
14 151 (4.21%) NetApp
15 146 (4.07%) Avaya
16 107 (2.98%) Veeam
17 100 (2.79%) Apple
18 98 (2.73%) Symantec
19 80 (2.23%) Oracle
20 79 (2.20%) Red Hat