Period
to 15 June 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 15 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
UK
6 months to
15 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 208 142 145
Rank change year-on-year -66 +3 +16
Permanent jobs citing LAN 1,681 1,972 3,569
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.66% 2.35% 2.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.24% 15.83% 15.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1,423 1,617 2,895
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £24,530
25th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.24% - -
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 12,694 12,454 22,446
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.57% 14.86% 15.62%
Number of salaries quoted 9,093 9,924 17,178
10th Percentile £28,625 £27,500 £26,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,273 £33,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
Median % change year-on-year - +7.53% +1.09%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 15 June 2021.

Salary histogram for LAN in the UK

LAN
Top 18 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 15 June 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 -62 1,494 £46,000 +8.24% 286
UK excluding London -50 1,222 £42,500 +6.25% 228
London -118 369 £55,000 +10.00% 78
North of England -17 320 £42,500 +6.25% 42
South East -18 305 £44,000 +3.53% 57
Work from Home -52 277 £52,500 +5.00% 56
Midlands -27 225 £40,000 -9.09% 58
North West -14 171 £47,500 +14.46% 26
South West -59 167 £44,000 +35.38% 23
West Midlands -41 141 £41,000 -7.87% 31
Yorkshire -18 117 £40,000 - 14
East of England -53 98 £50,000 +17.65% 25
East Midlands -3 87 £40,000 +14.29% 27
Scotland -3 78 £42,000 -11.58% 19
North East -19 32 £36,500 +4.29% 2
Wales 0 30 £38,000 -10.59% 4
Northern Ireland -20 5 £45,000 +50.00%
Channel Islands - 5 £80,000 -

For the 6 months to 15 June 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 1,493 (88.82%) WAN
2 884 (52.59%) Firewall
3 818 (48.66%) Cisco
4 714 (42.47%) Windows
5 679 (40.39%) Microsoft
6 608 (36.17%) Active Directory
7 501 (29.80%) Microsoft 365
8 483 (28.73%) Azure
9 454 (27.01%) VMware
10 429 (25.52%) Windows Server
11 405 (24.09%) Cisco Certification
12 402 (23.91%) VPN
13 399 (23.74%) Social Skills
14 357 (21.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 352 (20.94%) ITIL
16 326 (19.39%) TCP/IP
17 292 (17.37%) Data Centre
18 291 (17.31%) DNS
19 270 (16.06%) CCNP
20 269 (16.00%) Wireless
21 267 (15.88%) VMware Infrastructure
22 260 (15.47%) Linux
23 248 (14.75%) Wi-Fi
24 237 (14.10%) Network Security
25 231 (13.74%) DHCP
26 215 (12.79%) CCNA
27 212 (12.61%) PowerShell
28 211 (12.55%) Palo Alto
29 205 (12.20%) MPLS
30 202 (12.02%) VLAN

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
1 191 (11.36%) MS Exchange
2 107 (6.37%) SharePoint
3 60 (3.57%) IIS
4 31 (1.84%) Apache
5 28 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 22 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2013
7 18 (1.07%) nginx
7 18 (1.07%) Tomcat
8 13 (0.77%) ejabberd
9 8 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 8 (0.48%) SAS
9 8 (0.48%) Skype for Business
10 7 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
11 6 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (0.30%) Confluence
13 2 (0.12%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
14 1 (0.059%) JBoss
14 1 (0.059%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.059%) WordPress
Applications
1 160 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (1.25%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.059%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.059%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.59%) Sentinel
2 6 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.18%) Magento
3 3 (0.18%) Sage 300 ERP
3 3 (0.18%) Sage CRM
4 2 (0.12%) Exchequer
4 2 (0.12%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.059%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.059%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.059%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 501 (29.80%) Microsoft 365
2 483 (28.73%) Azure
3 183 (10.89%) AWS
4 78 (4.64%) Azure Active Directory
4 78 (4.64%) IaaS
5 66 (3.93%) PaaS
6 42 (2.50%) SaaS
7 22 (1.31%) Mimecast
7 22 (1.31%) OneDrive
8 15 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (0.83%) Azure Storage
9 14 (0.83%) Cloudflare
10 13 (0.77%) Azure Sentinel
11 12 (0.71%) GCP
12 11 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
13 10 (0.59%) Amazon EKS
14 9 (0.54%) GitHub
14 9 (0.54%) Power Platform
15 8 (0.48%) Google Workspace
15 8 (0.48%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1,493 (88.82%) WAN
2 884 (52.59%) Firewall
3 402 (23.91%) VPN
4 326 (19.39%) TCP/IP
5 291 (17.31%) DNS
6 269 (16.00%) Wireless
7 248 (14.75%) Wi-Fi
8 237 (14.10%) Network Security
9 231 (13.74%) DHCP
10 205 (12.20%) MPLS
11 202 (12.02%) VLAN
12 188 (11.18%) SD-WAN
13 181 (10.77%) WLAN
14 167 (9.93%) VoIP
15 154 (9.16%) SAN
16 149 (8.86%) Cisco ASA
17 138 (8.21%) Internet
18 137 (8.15%) BGP
19 118 (7.02%) OSPF
20 94 (5.59%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (5.47%) SQL Server
2 20 (1.19%) MySQL
3 13 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (0.71%) MongoDB
5 11 (0.65%) NoSQL
6 8 (0.48%) Big Data
7 6 (0.36%) Power BI
8 5 (0.30%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.24%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (0.24%) MS Access
10 3 (0.18%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (0.18%) OLAP
10 3 (0.18%) OLTP
10 3 (0.18%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.18%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.12%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.12%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.12%) Impala
11 2 (0.12%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 29 (1.73%) Git (software)
2 23 (1.37%) JIRA
3 22 (1.31%) Jenkins
4 14 (0.83%) Bitbucket
4 14 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 13 (0.77%) Sonatype Nexus
6 11 (0.65%) GitLab
7 8 (0.48%) Vagrant
8 4 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (0.24%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.24%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.059%) Chocolatey
9 1 (0.059%) CircleCI
9 1 (0.059%) eggPlant
9 1 (0.059%) Hudson
9 1 (0.059%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 399 (23.74%) Social Skills
2 147 (8.74%) Telecoms
3 139 (8.27%) Finance
4 90 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
5 88 (5.23%) Organisational Skills
6 83 (4.94%) Banking
7 78 (4.64%) Public Sector
8 48 (2.86%) Manufacturing
9 42 (2.50%) Retail
10 40 (2.38%) Law
11 28 (1.67%) Influencing Skills
11 28 (1.67%) Local Government
12 25 (1.49%) Documentation Skills
13 23 (1.37%) Marketing
14 22 (1.31%) Presentation Skills
15 21 (1.25%) Aerospace
16 17 (1.01%) Games
17 15 (0.89%) Legal
18 13 (0.77%) Electronics
19 9 (0.54%) Military
Job Titles
1 441 (26.23%) Network Engineer
2 275 (16.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 150 (8.92%) Support Engineer
4 124 (7.38%) Analyst
5 122 (7.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 118 (7.02%) Architect
7 112 (6.66%) IT Support
8 109 (6.48%) IT Engineer
8 109 (6.48%) Senior Network Engineer
9 73 (4.34%) 3rd Line Support
10 71 (4.22%) Consultant
11 66 (3.93%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
12 65 (3.87%) 2nd Line Support
12 65 (3.87%) Network Architect
13 63 (3.75%) Security Engineer
14 61 (3.63%) Cisco Engineer
15 60 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
16 59 (3.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
17 58 (3.45%) Administrator
17 58 (3.45%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (1.37%) .NET
1 23 (1.37%) LDAP
2 19 (1.13%) JSON
2 19 (1.13%) XMPP
3 16 (0.95%) 802.1X
4 15 (0.89%) .NET Core
4 15 (0.89%) AngularJS
5 12 (0.71%) HTML
6 11 (0.65%) COM
6 11 (0.65%) Web Services
7 10 (0.59%) Middleware
8 9 (0.54%) Node.js
9 8 (0.48%) ASP.NET
9 8 (0.48%) Django
9 8 (0.48%) Express
9 8 (0.48%) MEAN Stack
9 8 (0.48%) Ruby on Rails
9 8 (0.48%) YAML
10 7 (0.42%) CGI
10 7 (0.42%) React
Miscellaneous
1 292 (17.37%) Data Centre
2 73 (4.34%) Self-Motivation
3 72 (4.28%) Management Information System
4 52 (3.09%) Driving Licence
5 45 (2.68%) Public Cloud
6 36 (2.14%) Clustering
7 28 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
8 22 (1.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 18 (1.07%) Virtual Team
10 17 (1.01%) FMCG
10 17 (1.01%) Replication
10 17 (1.01%) User Experience
11 16 (0.95%) PKI
12 14 (0.83%) Client/Server
12 14 (0.83%) Fat Client
12 14 (0.83%) Thin Client
12 14 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
13 13 (0.77%) Private Cloud
14 12 (0.71%) Fibre Optics
15 11 (0.65%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 714 (42.47%) Windows
2 429 (25.52%) Windows Server
3 260 (15.47%) Linux
4 168 (9.99%) Windows 10
5 126 (7.50%) Windows Server 2016
6 117 (6.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 99 (5.89%) Windows Server 2019
8 78 (4.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 75 (4.46%) Windows 7
10 32 (1.90%) Android
11 30 (1.78%) Windows Server 2003
12 26 (1.55%) Unix
13 20 (1.19%) Debian
14 19 (1.13%) Mac OS
15 16 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 15 (0.89%) Windows 8
17 14 (0.83%) Mac OS X
18 13 (0.77%) CentOS
19 12 (0.71%) Oracle Linux
20 11 (0.65%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 357 (21.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 352 (20.94%) ITIL
3 165 (9.82%) Problem-Solving
4 135 (8.03%) Disaster Recovery
4 135 (8.03%) Project Management
5 118 (7.02%) Presales
6 100 (5.95%) Mentoring
6 100 (5.95%) Network Design
7 94 (5.59%) Service Delivery
8 92 (5.47%) Agile Software Development
8 92 (5.47%) Project Delivery
9 91 (5.41%) Cybersecurity
10 90 (5.35%) Change Management
11 85 (5.06%) DevOps
12 84 (5.00%) Load Balancing
13 79 (4.70%) Stakeholder Management
14 73 (4.34%) Service Management
15 72 (4.28%) Migration
16 66 (3.93%) Customer Requirements
17 65 (3.87%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 212 (12.61%) PowerShell
2 99 (5.89%) SQL
3 68 (4.05%) Python
4 41 (2.44%) Bash Shell
5 34 (2.02%) C
6 32 (1.90%) PHP
7 30 (1.78%) Perl
8 27 (1.61%) C#
9 21 (1.25%) Java
10 16 (0.95%) C++
11 13 (0.77%) JavaScript
12 12 (0.71%) VB
13 9 (0.54%) Shell Script
13 9 (0.54%) T-SQL
14 8 (0.48%) Ruby
14 8 (0.48%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.30%) VBScript
16 4 (0.24%) Tcl
17 2 (0.12%) R
18 1 (0.059%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 405 (24.09%) Cisco Certification
2 270 (16.06%) CCNP
3 215 (12.79%) CCNA
4 125 (7.44%) Degree
5 105 (6.25%) Security Cleared
6 102 (6.07%) Microsoft Certification
7 83 (4.94%) SC Cleared
8 81 (4.82%) CCIE
9 55 (3.27%) MCSE
10 49 (2.91%) MCSA
11 41 (2.44%) JNCIA
12 38 (2.26%) Computer Science Degree
13 31 (1.84%) CISSP
13 31 (1.84%) MCITP
14 24 (1.43%) CCDP
15 23 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
16 22 (1.31%) DV Cleared
17 19 (1.13%) JNCIP
17 19 (1.13%) JNCIS
18 15 (0.89%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (5.71%) SLA
2 42 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (1.55%) PMO
4 22 (1.31%) GDPR
5 14 (0.83%) NIST
6 13 (0.77%) PCI DSS
7 10 (0.59%) QA
8 8 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.24%) COBIT
9 4 (0.24%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.12%) HL7
11 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.12%) ITGC
11 2 (0.12%) NCSC
11 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.059%) GRC
12 1 (0.059%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 608 (36.17%) Active Directory
2 267 (15.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 180 (10.71%) Hyper-V
4 49 (2.91%) VMware ESXi
5 42 (2.50%) vSphere
6 41 (2.44%) Terminal Server
7 39 (2.32%) XenApp
8 38 (2.26%) Docker
9 35 (2.08%) Virtual Servers
10 22 (1.31%) VMware NSX
11 19 (1.13%) KVM
11 19 (1.13%) VMware Workstation
12 18 (1.07%) iptables
12 18 (1.07%) QEMU
13 14 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
14 13 (0.77%) Kamailio
14 13 (0.77%) Postfix
15 12 (0.71%) XenDesktop
16 10 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 8 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 110 (6.54%) SCCM
2 74 (4.40%) Ansible
3 66 (3.93%) Microsoft Intune
4 54 (3.21%) FortiGate
5 53 (3.15%) Terraform
6 41 (2.44%) Puppet
7 40 (2.38%) Kubernetes
8 27 (1.61%) WSUS
9 26 (1.55%) Nagios
10 24 (1.43%) Cisco CUCM
10 24 (1.43%) ZABBIX
11 23 (1.37%) SCOM
12 20 (1.19%) Cisco UCCX
13 19 (1.13%) HAProxy
13 19 (1.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 18 (1.07%) Galera Cluster
15 17 (1.01%) Single Sign-On
16 14 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
17 13 (0.77%) Cisco Prime
18 12 (0.71%) Active Directory Federation Services
Vendors
1 818 (48.66%) Cisco
2 679 (40.39%) Microsoft
3 454 (27.01%) VMware
4 211 (12.55%) Palo Alto
5 201 (11.96%) Juniper
6 148 (8.80%) CheckPoint
7 145 (8.63%) Citrix
8 119 (7.08%) Meraki
9 110 (6.54%) HP
10 109 (6.48%) Fortinet
11 102 (6.07%) Veeam
12 98 (5.83%) F5
13 82 (4.88%) Aruba
14 76 (4.52%) SolarWinds
15 69 (4.10%) Dell
16 66 (3.93%) SonicWALL
17 52 (3.09%) Mitel
18 39 (2.32%) Avaya
19 38 (2.26%) Apple
19 38 (2.26%) Oracle