Period
to 3 July 2020

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 3 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
UK
6 months to
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 142 143 158
Rank change year-on-year +1 +15 -19
Permanent jobs citing LAN 1,881 3,680 3,966
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.38% 2.51% 2.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.81% 16.01% 14.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1,567 3,169 3,457
Median annual salary £44,000 £42,600 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.29% -3.18% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,530 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £40,671 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.81% +1.68% +1.27%

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 11,898 22,981 26,791
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.03% 15.68% 15.12%
Number of salaries quoted 9,283 17,393 21,287
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% - +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 3 July 2020.

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 3 July 2020. 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 +10 1,747 £44,000 +3.53% 130
UK excluding London +12 1,257 £41,000 +0.81% 120
London -19 575 £52,500 +5.00% 26
North of England +13 322 £40,000 - 39
South East -20 311 £42,500 +6.25% 23
Midlands +24 217 £44,000 +3.53% 20
North West +37 175 £41,500 +0.61% 24
South West +12 165 £32,500 -18.75% 13
West Midlands +16 156 £44,500 -1.11% 19
East of England +54 148 £42,500 +21.43% 10
Yorkshire +10 108 £40,000 - 14
Work from Home -44 83 £50,000 -20.00% 8
East Midlands +16 61 £33,750 -0.74% 1
Scotland +32 48 £47,500 -24.00% 6
North East -12 39 £35,000 -7.89% 1
Wales +11 37 £42,500 +2.41% 10
Northern Ireland -5 10 £30,000 +30.43%

For the 6 months to 3 July 2020, 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 1,655 (87.99%) WAN
2 957 (50.88%) Cisco
3 916 (48.70%) Firewall
4 785 (41.73%) Windows
5 632 (33.60%) Microsoft
6 630 (33.49%) Active Directory
7 591 (31.42%) VMware
8 572 (30.41%) Cisco Certification
9 544 (28.92%) Office 365
10 443 (23.55%) VPN
11 431 (22.91%) TCP/IP
12 408 (21.69%) Azure
13 396 (21.05%) Windows Server
14 395 (21.00%) Wireless
15 370 (19.67%) ITIL
16 365 (19.40%) DNS
17 356 (18.93%) CCNP
18 355 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
18 355 (18.87%) Data Centre
19 326 (17.33%) DHCP
20 325 (17.28%) CCNA
21 287 (15.26%) VoIP
22 277 (14.73%) BGP
23 271 (14.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 266 (14.14%) MPLS
25 260 (13.82%) Network Security
26 250 (13.29%) Windows 10
27 249 (13.24%) Problem-Solving
28 241 (12.81%) OSPF
29 233 (12.39%) Microsoft Office

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
1 175 (9.30%) MS Exchange
2 94 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 50 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2013
3 50 (2.66%) IIS
4 46 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 44 (2.34%) Skype for Business
6 16 (0.85%) CMS
7 7 (0.37%) Apache
8 6 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (0.32%) JBoss
8 6 (0.32%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.16%) WordPress
10 2 (0.11%) Confluence
10 2 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.11%) Sitefinity
10 2 (0.11%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.11%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.053%) Drupal
11 1 (0.053%) nginx
Applications
1 233 (12.39%) Microsoft Office
2 53 (2.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 43 (2.29%) MS Visio
4 37 (1.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.21%) assyst
4 4 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.21%) Sage CRM
4 4 (0.21%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.16%) Exchequer
6 2 (0.11%) Sage 50
6 2 (0.11%) Shopify
7 1 (0.053%) C-CURE
7 1 (0.053%) Infor CloudSuite
7 1 (0.053%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 544 (28.92%) Office 365
2 408 (21.69%) Azure
3 190 (10.10%) AWS
4 68 (3.62%) Azure Active Directory
5 49 (2.60%) Mimecast
6 43 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
6 43 (2.29%) IaaS
6 43 (2.29%) SaaS
7 31 (1.65%) G Suite
8 23 (1.22%) GCP
8 23 (1.22%) PaaS
9 21 (1.12%) OneDrive
10 19 (1.01%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 14 (0.74%) Cloudflare
12 9 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
12 9 (0.48%) Power Platform
13 5 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 5 (0.27%) AWS CodePipeline
13 5 (0.27%) OpenShift
13 5 (0.27%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1,655 (87.99%) WAN
2 916 (48.70%) Firewall
3 443 (23.55%) VPN
4 431 (22.91%) TCP/IP
5 395 (21.00%) Wireless
6 365 (19.40%) DNS
7 326 (17.33%) DHCP
8 287 (15.26%) VoIP
9 277 (14.73%) BGP
10 266 (14.14%) MPLS
11 260 (13.82%) Network Security
12 241 (12.81%) OSPF
13 233 (12.39%) SAN
14 227 (12.07%) Wi-Fi
15 220 (11.70%) VLAN
16 209 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
17 167 (8.88%) WLAN
18 139 (7.39%) Internet
19 123 (6.54%) Cisco Nexus
20 112 (5.95%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (7.23%) SQL Server
2 22 (1.17%) MySQL
3 13 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
5 8 (0.43%) NoSQL
5 8 (0.43%) Power BI
5 8 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (0.37%) Oracle Database
6 7 (0.37%) SQL Server 2016
6 7 (0.37%) SQL Server 2017
7 6 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (0.27%) Amazon Aurora
8 5 (0.27%) MongoDB
8 5 (0.27%) Redis
8 5 (0.27%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (0.16%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.11%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.053%) DB2
11 1 (0.053%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 15 (0.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 13 (0.69%) Selenium
3 8 (0.43%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.32%) Metasploit
5 5 (0.27%) JIRA
6 3 (0.16%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (0.16%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (0.16%) Subversion
6 3 (0.16%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.11%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.11%) Gradle
7 2 (0.11%) WebScarab
8 1 (0.053%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.053%) Jenkins
General
1 185 (9.84%) Finance
2 141 (7.50%) Telecoms
3 67 (3.56%) Public Sector
4 60 (3.19%) Law
5 59 (3.14%) Retail
6 48 (2.55%) Legal
7 37 (1.97%) Banking
8 20 (1.06%) Marketing
9 19 (1.01%) Manufacturing
10 15 (0.80%) Advertising
11 10 (0.53%) Back Office
11 10 (0.53%) Billing
12 9 (0.48%) Japanese Language
13 8 (0.43%) Investment Banking
13 8 (0.43%) Police
14 7 (0.37%) Automotive
14 7 (0.37%) Military
15 6 (0.32%) Aerospace
15 6 (0.32%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.27%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 546 (29.03%) Network Engineer
2 227 (12.07%) Analyst
3 186 (9.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 176 (9.36%) Support Engineer
5 164 (8.72%) IT Support
6 156 (8.29%) Senior Network Engineer
7 109 (5.79%) IT Engineer
8 93 (4.94%) Cisco Engineer
9 89 (4.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 85 (4.52%) Support Analyst
11 80 (4.25%) 2nd Line Support
12 76 (4.04%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 75 (3.99%) 3rd Line Support
14 73 (3.88%) Consultant
15 70 (3.72%) Architect
16 67 (3.56%) IT Manager
17 66 (3.51%) IT Support Engineer
18 63 (3.35%) IT Analyst
19 60 (3.19%) Security Engineer
20 59 (3.14%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (2.29%) 802.1X
2 25 (1.33%) XMPP
3 23 (1.22%) LDAP
4 12 (0.64%) .NET
5 10 (0.53%) ASP.NET
6 9 (0.48%) Web Services
6 9 (0.48%) XML
7 8 (0.43%) REST
8 7 (0.37%) AngularJS
8 7 (0.37%) Node.js
8 7 (0.37%) React
8 7 (0.37%) WCF
8 7 (0.37%) WPF
8 7 (0.37%) WSH
9 6 (0.32%) HTML
9 6 (0.32%) XML Schema
10 5 (0.27%) CSS
11 4 (0.21%) jQuery
11 4 (0.21%) RESTful
12 3 (0.16%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 355 (18.87%) Data Centre
2 123 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
3 107 (5.69%) Management Information System
3 107 (5.69%) Self-Motivation
4 63 (3.35%) Driving Licence
5 56 (2.98%) Video Conferencing
6 36 (1.91%) Client/Server
7 28 (1.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 28 (1.49%) Public Cloud
8 27 (1.44%) Clustering
9 26 (1.38%) Hybrid Cloud
9 26 (1.38%) Replication
10 22 (1.17%) CCTV
11 20 (1.06%) PKI
12 19 (1.01%) CMDB
13 18 (0.96%) Private Cloud
14 17 (0.90%) iPad
14 17 (0.90%) Mobile App
15 15 (0.80%) Fat Client
15 15 (0.80%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 785 (41.73%) Windows
2 396 (21.05%) Windows Server
3 250 (13.29%) Windows 10
4 221 (11.75%) Linux
5 172 (9.14%) Windows 7
6 170 (9.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 142 (7.55%) Windows Server 2016
8 132 (7.02%) Windows Server 2008
9 64 (3.40%) Unix
10 55 (2.92%) Windows Server 2019
11 53 (2.82%) Android
12 42 (2.23%) Windows 8
13 37 (1.97%) Apple iOS
14 32 (1.70%) Mac OS X
15 31 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
16 21 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 15 (0.80%) Mac OS
18 13 (0.69%) Solaris
19 12 (0.64%) Ubuntu
20 9 (0.48%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 370 (19.67%) ITIL
2 271 (14.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 249 (13.24%) Problem-Solving
4 152 (8.08%) Disaster Recovery
5 147 (7.81%) Network Design
6 130 (6.91%) Project Management
7 128 (6.80%) Change Management
8 123 (6.54%) Service Delivery
9 118 (6.27%) Incident Management
10 106 (5.64%) Information Security
11 98 (5.21%) Network Monitoring
12 93 (4.94%) Agile Software Development
12 93 (4.94%) Cybersecurity
13 92 (4.89%) Load Balancing
14 87 (4.63%) Project Delivery
15 78 (4.15%) DevOps
15 78 (4.15%) ITSM
15 78 (4.15%) Problem Management
16 72 (3.83%) Mentoring
17 69 (3.67%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 154 (8.19%) SQL
2 121 (6.43%) PowerShell
3 69 (3.67%) Python
4 24 (1.28%) VBScript
5 23 (1.22%) Perl
6 22 (1.17%) Bash Shell
7 17 (0.90%) VB
8 15 (0.80%) JavaScript
9 13 (0.69%) C#
9 13 (0.69%) Shell Script
10 11 (0.58%) PHP
11 9 (0.48%) C
12 7 (0.37%) C++
12 7 (0.37%) TypeScript
12 7 (0.37%) VBA
13 4 (0.21%) Java
14 2 (0.11%) Java 8
14 2 (0.11%) Scala
15 1 (0.053%) Ada
15 1 (0.053%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 572 (30.41%) Cisco Certification
2 356 (18.93%) CCNP
3 325 (17.28%) CCNA
4 191 (10.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 172 (9.14%) Degree
6 141 (7.50%) Security Cleared
7 132 (7.02%) MCSE
8 88 (4.68%) SC Cleared
9 83 (4.41%) CCIE
10 71 (3.77%) MCSA
11 61 (3.24%) DV Cleared
12 54 (2.87%) CCDP
13 41 (2.18%) ITIL Certification
14 39 (2.07%) MCP
15 34 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
16 30 (1.59%) CISSP
17 28 (1.49%) Server+ Certification
18 26 (1.38%) CCIE Routing and Switching
18 26 (1.38%) JNCIA
19 24 (1.28%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 225 (11.96%) SLA
2 89 (4.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 34 (1.81%) GDPR
4 22 (1.17%) PCI DSS
4 22 (1.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 18 (0.96%) Cyber Essentials
6 8 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 8 (0.43%) NCSC
7 5 (0.27%) ISO 22301
7 5 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 5 (0.27%) PMO
8 4 (0.21%) COSHH
8 4 (0.21%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.21%) QA
9 3 (0.16%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.11%) NIST
11 1 (0.053%) COBIT
11 1 (0.053%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 630 (33.49%) Active Directory
2 355 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 177 (9.41%) Hyper-V
4 71 (3.77%) vSphere
5 66 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
6 56 (2.98%) Virtual Machines
7 40 (2.13%) XenApp
8 35 (1.86%) Virtual Desktop
9 32 (1.70%) Virtual Servers
10 30 (1.59%) Docker
11 24 (1.28%) XenDesktop
12 20 (1.06%) Terminal Services
13 19 (1.01%) VMware Server
14 17 (0.90%) VMware NSX
15 16 (0.85%) Firmware
15 16 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
16 12 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 11 (0.58%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 10 (0.53%) NFS
19 8 (0.43%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 156 (8.29%) SCCM
2 50 (2.66%) Cisco CUCM
2 50 (2.66%) WSUS
3 44 (2.34%) Ansible
3 44 (2.34%) FortiGate
4 37 (1.97%) SCOM
5 33 (1.75%) Cisco Prime
6 32 (1.70%) Single Sign-On
7 28 (1.49%) Kubernetes
8 27 (1.44%) Backup Exec
9 25 (1.33%) Cisco UCCX
10 20 (1.06%) Microsoft Intune
10 20 (1.06%) Puppet
11 18 (0.96%) vCenter Server
12 14 (0.74%) Opsgenie
13 13 (0.69%) Terraform
14 10 (0.53%) vRealize Orchestrator
15 9 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
16 8 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
17 7 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 957 (50.88%) Cisco
2 632 (33.60%) Microsoft
3 591 (31.42%) VMware
4 227 (12.07%) Citrix
5 204 (10.85%) Juniper
6 202 (10.74%) CheckPoint
7 201 (10.69%) Palo Alto
8 160 (8.51%) Meraki
9 154 (8.19%) HP
10 123 (6.54%) F5
11 90 (4.78%) SolarWinds
12 87 (4.63%) Fortinet
13 67 (3.56%) Veeam
14 66 (3.51%) Aruba
15 47 (2.50%) Apple
16 45 (2.39%) Sophos
17 42 (2.23%) Avaya
18 39 (2.07%) Riverbed
19 36 (1.91%) Brocade
20 33 (1.75%) McAfee