Period
to 25 January 2021

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 25 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
UK
6 months to
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 173 137 149
Rank change year-on-year -36 +12 +10
Permanent jobs citing LAN 1,264 3,167 3,578
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.96% 2.54% 2.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.99% 16.87% 15.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1,278 2,606 3,103
Median annual salary £47,500 £43,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.20% -3.33% +4.96%
10th Percentile £27,750 £24,375 £26,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -2.44% +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 9,032 18,771 22,859
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.03% 15.03% 15.06%
Number of salaries quoted 7,180 14,995 18,146
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing LAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for LAN in the UK

LAN
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing LAN.

Salary trend for LAN in the UK

LAN
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing LAN over the 6 months to 25 January 2021.

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 25 January 2021. 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 -45 1,149 £47,500 +5.56% 224
UK excluding London -10 896 £45,000 +12.50% 194
London -78 313 £60,000 +20.00% 43
North of England +38 273 £42,500 +8.97% 76
Work from Home +25 214 £52,500 -16.00% 35
South East -41 186 £45,000 - 47
Midlands -38 154 £42,500 +7.59% 26
North West +55 146 £45,000 +12.50% 47
South West +3 128 £45,750 +22.00% 23
East of England +11 90 £47,500 +20.25% 9
Yorkshire -3 90 £40,000 - 16
West Midlands -47 86 £50,000 +25.00% 16
East Midlands +5 66 £40,000 +6.67% 10
North East +24 37 £38,000 +26.67% 13
Scotland +16 35 £42,000 -11.76% 7
Wales +16 26 £44,500 +17.11% 4
Northern Ireland -4 8 £45,000 +40.63% 2

For the 6 months to 25 January 2021, 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 1,155 (91.38%) WAN
2 647 (51.19%) Firewall
3 631 (49.92%) Cisco
4 539 (42.64%) Windows
5 461 (36.47%) Microsoft
6 425 (33.62%) Active Directory
7 416 (32.91%) VMware
8 399 (31.57%) Cisco Certification
9 371 (29.35%) Azure
10 354 (28.01%) Office 365
11 310 (24.53%) VPN
12 304 (24.05%) Windows Server
13 273 (21.60%) TCP/IP
14 257 (20.33%) DNS
15 254 (20.09%) CCNP
16 246 (19.46%) ITIL
17 231 (18.28%) VMware Infrastructure
18 225 (17.80%) Network Security
19 223 (17.64%) CCNA
20 221 (17.48%) Wireless
21 211 (16.69%) DHCP
22 207 (16.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 201 (15.90%) Wi-Fi
24 197 (15.59%) Linux
25 191 (15.11%) AWS
26 170 (13.45%) Data Centre
27 169 (13.37%) VoIP
28 160 (12.66%) VLAN
29 159 (12.58%) Cisco ASA
30 156 (12.34%) 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
1 130 (10.28%) MS Exchange
2 58 (4.59%) SharePoint
3 43 (3.40%) IIS
4 39 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2013
5 33 (2.61%) Skype for Business
6 20 (1.58%) Apache
7 16 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (0.47%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.40%) IBM Notes
10 5 (0.40%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.24%) CMS
12 3 (0.24%) nginx
13 2 (0.16%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.16%) DNN
13 2 (0.16%) ejabberd
13 2 (0.16%) IBM Domino
13 2 (0.16%) JBoss
Applications
1 128 (10.13%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (2.14%) MS Visio
3 13 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.16%) SketchUp
6 1 (0.079%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.40%) Carpe Diem
2 1 (0.079%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.079%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.079%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.079%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.079%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 371 (29.35%) Azure
2 354 (28.01%) Office 365
3 191 (15.11%) AWS
4 55 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
5 41 (3.24%) GCP
6 36 (2.85%) IaaS
6 36 (2.85%) SaaS
7 23 (1.82%) Mimecast
8 21 (1.66%) Route 53
8 21 (1.66%) Slack
9 18 (1.42%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 16 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
11 11 (0.87%) OneDrive
11 11 (0.87%) PaaS
12 7 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 6 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (0.47%) AWS IoT
14 3 (0.24%) Cloudflare
14 3 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
14 3 (0.24%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1,155 (91.38%) WAN
2 647 (51.19%) Firewall
3 310 (24.53%) VPN
4 273 (21.60%) TCP/IP
5 257 (20.33%) DNS
6 225 (17.80%) Network Security
7 221 (17.48%) Wireless
8 211 (16.69%) DHCP
9 201 (15.90%) Wi-Fi
10 169 (13.37%) VoIP
11 160 (12.66%) VLAN
12 159 (12.58%) Cisco ASA
13 156 (12.34%) MPLS
14 117 (9.26%) SAN
15 112 (8.86%) BGP
16 106 (8.39%) WLAN
17 84 (6.65%) OSPF
18 79 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
19 69 (5.46%) Internet
20 49 (3.88%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (5.62%) SQL Server
2 7 (0.55%) Big Data
2 7 (0.55%) MongoDB
2 7 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (0.47%) Hadoop
3 6 (0.47%) NoSQL
3 6 (0.47%) RDBMS
3 6 (0.47%) Relational Database
4 5 (0.40%) Impala
5 4 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.32%) Redis
6 3 (0.24%) Apache Hive
6 3 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.24%) HBase
6 3 (0.24%) MySQL
6 3 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.24%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (0.24%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 14 (1.11%) Git (software)
2 13 (1.03%) JIRA
3 10 (0.79%) Bitbucket
4 7 (0.55%) Metasploit
4 7 (0.55%) WebScarab
5 6 (0.47%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (0.32%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.16%) GitLab
8 2 (0.16%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.079%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 127 (10.05%) Finance
2 101 (7.99%) Telecoms
3 51 (4.03%) Public Sector
4 48 (3.80%) Banking
5 38 (3.01%) Law
6 31 (2.45%) Aerospace
7 17 (1.34%) Manufacturing
8 15 (1.19%) Legal
9 14 (1.11%) Retail
10 11 (0.87%) Local Government
10 11 (0.87%) Marketing
11 10 (0.79%) Electronics
12 7 (0.55%) Back Office
12 7 (0.55%) Fire and Rescue
13 6 (0.47%) Front Office
14 5 (0.40%) Games
14 5 (0.40%) Investment Banking
15 4 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.24%) Advertising
16 3 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 370 (29.27%) Network Engineer
2 158 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 124 (9.81%) Senior Network Engineer
4 122 (9.65%) Support Engineer
5 109 (8.62%) IT Engineer
6 102 (8.07%) Analyst
7 90 (7.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 80 (6.33%) Security Engineer
9 74 (5.85%) Architect
10 73 (5.78%) IT Support
11 71 (5.62%) Cisco Engineer
12 60 (4.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 50 (3.96%) Systems Engineer
14 46 (3.64%) 3rd Line Support
14 46 (3.64%) Network Security Engineer
15 45 (3.56%) Consultant
16 40 (3.16%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 39 (3.09%) Support Analyst
18 38 (3.01%) 2nd Line Support
19 36 (2.85%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (1.27%) Middleware
2 14 (1.11%) FIX Protocol
3 12 (0.95%) YAML
4 11 (0.87%) LDAP
5 10 (0.79%) XMPP
6 9 (0.71%) Regular Expression
6 9 (0.71%) Web Services
7 8 (0.63%) .NET
8 7 (0.55%) COM
8 7 (0.55%) JSON
8 7 (0.55%) OAuth
8 7 (0.55%) OAuth2
8 7 (0.55%) OpenID
8 7 (0.55%) SAML
9 6 (0.47%) 802.1X
9 6 (0.47%) Kafka
9 6 (0.47%) XML
10 5 (0.40%) HTML
11 3 (0.24%) Elastic Stack
11 3 (0.24%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 170 (13.45%) Data Centre
2 73 (5.78%) Management Information System
3 53 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (3.56%) Self-Motivation
5 32 (2.53%) Public Cloud
6 30 (2.37%) Driving Licence
7 29 (2.29%) Hybrid Cloud
8 27 (2.14%) Client/Server
8 27 (2.14%) Clustering
8 27 (2.14%) Replication
9 18 (1.42%) User Experience
10 17 (1.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 16 (1.27%) PKI
12 15 (1.19%) Smartphone
13 13 (1.03%) NHS
14 12 (0.95%) Cyberthreat
15 11 (0.87%) Cyber Kill Chain
15 11 (0.87%) Virtual Team
16 10 (0.79%) Mobile App
16 10 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 539 (42.64%) Windows
2 304 (24.05%) Windows Server
3 197 (15.59%) Linux
4 105 (8.31%) Windows 10
5 96 (7.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 69 (5.46%) Windows Server 2016
7 64 (5.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 61 (4.83%) Windows 7
9 40 (3.16%) Windows Server 2019
10 30 (2.37%) Android
11 22 (1.74%) Mac OS X
12 21 (1.66%) CentOS
13 20 (1.58%) Unix
14 16 (1.27%) Mac OS
15 11 (0.87%) Apple iOS
15 11 (0.87%) Windows 8
16 10 (0.79%) Oracle Linux
16 10 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 10 (0.79%) Ubuntu
17 6 (0.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (19.46%) ITIL
2 207 (16.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 143 (11.31%) Problem-Solving
4 119 (9.41%) Cybersecurity
5 89 (7.04%) Disaster Recovery
6 87 (6.88%) Information Security
7 78 (6.17%) DevOps
7 78 (6.17%) Mentoring
8 77 (6.09%) Migration
9 72 (5.70%) Network Design
10 69 (5.46%) Network Monitoring
11 67 (5.30%) SIEM
12 63 (4.98%) Service Delivery
13 60 (4.75%) Project Management
14 55 (4.35%) Change Management
15 52 (4.11%) Agile Software Development
15 52 (4.11%) Presales
15 52 (4.11%) Security Monitoring
16 51 (4.03%) Continuous Improvement
17 47 (3.72%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 87 (6.88%) SQL
2 61 (4.83%) PowerShell
3 59 (4.67%) Python
4 13 (1.03%) Bash Shell
5 12 (0.95%) C#
6 10 (0.79%) C
6 10 (0.79%) C++
7 9 (0.71%) Perl
7 9 (0.71%) PHP
8 8 (0.63%) Java
9 5 (0.40%) R
9 5 (0.40%) VB
10 3 (0.24%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.24%) Lisp
10 3 (0.24%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.24%) VBScript
11 2 (0.16%) Tcl
12 1 (0.079%) AWK
12 1 (0.079%) Ruby
12 1 (0.079%) VBA
Qualifications
1 399 (31.57%) Cisco Certification
2 254 (20.09%) CCNP
3 223 (17.64%) CCNA
4 98 (7.75%) Degree
4 98 (7.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 66 (5.22%) Security Cleared
6 55 (4.35%) MCSE
7 54 (4.27%) CISSP
8 49 (3.88%) CCIE
9 42 (3.32%) MCSA
10 41 (3.24%) SC Cleared
11 33 (2.61%) JNCIA
12 31 (2.45%) CISM
13 30 (2.37%) CCDP
13 30 (2.37%) DBS Check
14 27 (2.14%) ITIL Certification
15 26 (2.06%) MCP
16 24 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
17 23 (1.82%) DV Cleared
17 23 (1.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (7.52%) SLA
2 43 (3.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (1.50%) PCI DSS
4 18 (1.42%) GDPR
5 15 (1.19%) NIST
6 8 (0.63%) COBIT
7 7 (0.55%) QA
8 6 (0.47%) RMADS
9 5 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 4 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.24%) NCSC
11 3 (0.24%) PMO
12 2 (0.16%) ISO 9000
13 1 (0.079%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 425 (33.62%) Active Directory
2 231 (18.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 131 (10.36%) Hyper-V
4 51 (4.03%) vSphere
5 33 (2.61%) VMware ESXi
5 33 (2.61%) VMware Server
6 28 (2.22%) Virtual Servers
7 27 (2.14%) Docker
7 27 (2.14%) XenApp
8 20 (1.58%) VMware Workstation
9 19 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
10 15 (1.19%) VMware NSX
10 15 (1.19%) XenDesktop
11 12 (0.95%) Terminal Services
12 11 (0.87%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 8 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 7 (0.55%) DFS Replication
14 7 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
15 6 (0.47%) Firmware
16 4 (0.32%) KVM
Systems Management
1 58 (4.59%) Ansible
2 57 (4.51%) SCCM
3 46 (3.64%) Puppet
4 36 (2.85%) Nagios
5 30 (2.37%) Microsoft Intune
5 30 (2.37%) Opscode Chef
6 28 (2.22%) FortiGate
7 22 (1.74%) Kubernetes
7 22 (1.74%) Nessus
7 22 (1.74%) vCenter Server
7 22 (1.74%) WSUS
8 19 (1.50%) Cisco CUCM
9 17 (1.34%) Terraform
10 13 (1.03%) Cisco Prime
11 11 (0.87%) SCOM
12 10 (0.79%) ITRS Geneos
13 9 (0.71%) AirWatch
13 9 (0.71%) Cisco UCCX
14 8 (0.63%) Nexpose
15 7 (0.55%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 631 (49.92%) Cisco
2 461 (36.47%) Microsoft
3 416 (32.91%) VMware
4 130 (10.28%) Palo Alto
5 111 (8.78%) Juniper
6 100 (7.91%) CheckPoint
7 93 (7.36%) Citrix
8 88 (6.96%) Meraki
9 83 (6.57%) Fortinet
10 79 (6.25%) F5
11 68 (5.38%) HP
12 67 (5.30%) Veeam
13 54 (4.27%) Dell
14 50 (3.96%) Aruba
15 49 (3.88%) SolarWinds
16 47 (3.72%) Avaya
17 46 (3.64%) SonicWALL
18 41 (3.24%) Sophos
19 37 (2.93%) NetApp
20 36 (2.85%) Mitel