Period
to 20 October 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 20 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 271 147 162
Rank change year-on-year -124 +15 -30
Permanent jobs citing LAN 309 119 137
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 1.12% 1.89% 1.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.61% 14.27% 13.30%
Number of salaries quoted 268 114 102
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,254 £38,300
25th Percentile £36,625 £42,125 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - -4.76% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £67,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £73,750 £80,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £46,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -2.17% +8.24% -

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 WFH option and a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2,913 834 1,030
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 10.54% 13.28% 13.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2,259 739 851
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,700 £33,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £84,000 £87,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%

LAN
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing LAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

LAN trend for jobs with a WFH option

LAN
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing LAN.

LAN salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

LAN
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing LAN over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

LAN salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 20 October 2021, LAN job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for LAN.

1 267 (86.41%) WAN
2 181 (58.58%) Firewall
3 159 (51.46%) Cisco
4 127 (41.10%) Microsoft
5 110 (35.60%) Windows
6 108 (34.95%) Active Directory
7 105 (33.98%) Azure
8 90 (29.13%) VMware
9 84 (27.18%) Microsoft 365
10 82 (26.54%) Windows Server
11 79 (25.57%) DNS
12 77 (24.92%) VPN
13 75 (24.27%) Cisco Certification
14 73 (23.62%) Social Skills
15 61 (19.74%) DHCP
16 58 (18.77%) ITIL
17 57 (18.45%) Wi-Fi
18 55 (17.80%) Wireless
19 54 (17.48%) CCNP
20 53 (17.15%) Data Centre
21 52 (16.83%) Palo Alto
21 52 (16.83%) AWS
22 51 (16.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 50 (16.18%) VMware Infrastructure
24 48 (15.53%) TCP/IP
25 42 (13.59%) CheckPoint
25 42 (13.59%) Network Security
25 42 (13.59%) Presales
26 41 (13.27%) Linux
27 40 (12.94%) Security Cleared

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 25 (8.09%) MS Exchange
2 20 (6.47%) SharePoint
3 12 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (2.91%) IIS
5 5 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (1.29%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.97%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.65%) Apache
8 2 (0.65%) nginx
8 2 (0.65%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.32%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 16 (5.18%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.62%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.65%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (3.24%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.32%) Magento
3 1 (0.32%) Sage 300 ERP
3 1 (0.32%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 105 (33.98%) Azure
2 84 (27.18%) Microsoft 365
3 52 (16.83%) AWS
4 25 (8.09%) IaaS
5 19 (6.15%) PaaS
6 14 (4.53%) SaaS
7 11 (3.56%) GCP
8 10 (3.24%) Azure Sentinel
9 6 (1.94%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (1.62%) Amazon EKS
10 5 (1.62%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (1.62%) AWS CodeCommit
10 5 (1.62%) AWS CodePipeline
10 5 (1.62%) AWS Direct Connect
10 5 (1.62%) Azure Pipelines
10 5 (1.62%) GitHub
10 5 (1.62%) OpenShift
11 4 (1.29%) OneDrive
12 3 (0.97%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 267 (86.41%) WAN
2 181 (58.58%) Firewall
3 79 (25.57%) DNS
4 77 (24.92%) VPN
5 61 (19.74%) DHCP
6 57 (18.45%) Wi-Fi
7 55 (17.80%) Wireless
8 48 (15.53%) TCP/IP
9 42 (13.59%) Network Security
10 38 (12.30%) Cisco ASA
11 37 (11.97%) VLAN
12 30 (9.71%) MPLS
13 27 (8.74%) Cisco Nexus
14 26 (8.41%) BGP
15 24 (7.77%) OSPF
16 23 (7.44%) SD-WAN
17 20 (6.47%) SAN
18 18 (5.83%) Remote Desktop
19 17 (5.50%) VoIP
19 17 (5.50%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.15%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.56%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (3.24%) Big Data
4 5 (1.62%) MariaDB
4 5 (1.62%) MongoDB
4 5 (1.62%) MySQL
4 5 (1.62%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.97%) DB2
7 1 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.32%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.32%) MS Access
7 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (5.18%) Git (software)
1 16 (5.18%) Jenkins
2 10 (3.24%) Bitbucket
3 5 (1.62%) GitLab
3 5 (1.62%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.65%) JIRA
4 2 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 73 (23.62%) Social Skills
2 34 (11.00%) Public Sector
3 25 (8.09%) Telecoms
4 24 (7.77%) Finance
5 23 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (7.12%) Local Government
7 9 (2.91%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 8 (2.59%) Aerospace
8 8 (2.59%) Manufacturing
9 7 (2.27%) Banking
10 5 (1.62%) Documentation Skills
10 5 (1.62%) Retail
11 4 (1.29%) Fire and Rescue
11 4 (1.29%) Influencing Skills
11 4 (1.29%) Police
12 3 (0.97%) Publishing
13 2 (0.65%) Advertising
14 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.32%) Law
14 1 (0.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 72 (23.30%) Network Engineer
2 40 (12.94%) Architect
3 30 (9.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 23 (7.44%) Security Engineer
5 21 (6.80%) Consultant
6 20 (6.47%) Support Engineer
7 18 (5.83%) Analyst
8 17 (5.50%) Technical Architect
9 16 (5.18%) Server Engineer
10 15 (4.85%) Project Manager
11 14 (4.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 14 (4.53%) Cloud Engineer
11 14 (4.53%) IT Support
12 12 (3.88%) 2nd Line Support
12 12 (3.88%) Team Leader
13 11 (3.56%) Infrastructure Manager
13 11 (3.56%) IT Engineer
13 11 (3.56%) LAN Engineer
13 11 (3.56%) Network Team Leader
14 10 (3.24%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.62%) .NET
1 5 (1.62%) .NET Core
1 5 (1.62%) AngularJS
1 5 (1.62%) ASP.NET
1 5 (1.62%) Django
1 5 (1.62%) Express
1 5 (1.62%) LDAP
1 5 (1.62%) MEAN Stack
1 5 (1.62%) Node.js
1 5 (1.62%) Ruby on Rails
2 3 (0.97%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (0.97%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (0.65%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.65%) CSS
4 1 (0.32%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 53 (17.15%) Data Centre
2 21 (6.80%) Public Cloud
3 20 (6.47%) Management Information System
4 17 (5.50%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (3.56%) Driving Licence
6 9 (2.91%) Virtual Team
7 8 (2.59%) Clustering
7 8 (2.59%) Fibre Optics
8 7 (2.27%) CCTV
9 6 (1.94%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (1.62%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.29%) IVR
12 3 (0.97%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (0.97%) Internet of Things
12 3 (0.97%) iPhone
12 3 (0.97%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.97%) Replication
13 2 (0.65%) iPad
14 1 (0.32%) SCADA
14 1 (0.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 110 (35.60%) Windows
2 82 (26.54%) Windows Server
3 41 (13.27%) Linux
4 31 (10.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (6.47%) Windows Server 2019
6 18 (5.83%) Windows Server 2016
7 16 (5.18%) Windows 10
8 15 (4.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (2.91%) Unix
10 6 (1.94%) CentOS
11 4 (1.29%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.97%) Debian
12 3 (0.97%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.65%) Android
13 2 (0.65%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.65%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (18.77%) ITIL
2 51 (16.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 42 (13.59%) Presales
4 36 (11.65%) Problem-Solving
5 31 (10.03%) Customer Requirements
5 31 (10.03%) Project Management
6 29 (9.39%) Network Design
7 27 (8.74%) DevOps
7 27 (8.74%) PRINCE2
8 25 (8.09%) Change Control
8 25 (8.09%) Disaster Recovery
8 25 (8.09%) Network Management
9 22 (7.12%) Business Continuity
9 22 (7.12%) Mentoring
9 22 (7.12%) Project Delivery
10 19 (6.15%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (6.15%) Migration
11 16 (5.18%) High Availability
12 15 (4.85%) Cybersecurity
12 15 (4.85%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 25 (8.09%) PowerShell
2 17 (5.50%) Python
3 16 (5.18%) SQL
4 8 (2.59%) Bash Shell
5 7 (2.27%) Perl
6 6 (1.94%) PHP
7 5 (1.62%) C
7 5 (1.62%) C#
7 5 (1.62%) C++
7 5 (1.62%) Java
7 5 (1.62%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.62%) Ruby
7 5 (1.62%) VB
7 5 (1.62%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.32%) Go
Qualifications
1 75 (24.27%) Cisco Certification
2 54 (17.48%) CCNP
3 40 (12.94%) Security Cleared
4 39 (12.62%) SC Cleared
5 29 (9.39%) Degree
6 28 (9.06%) CCNA
7 21 (6.80%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (4.53%) CCIE
9 12 (3.88%) CCDP
10 10 (3.24%) JNCIA
10 10 (3.24%) JNCIS
10 10 (3.24%) MCSA
11 9 (2.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 8 (2.59%) JNCIP
13 6 (1.94%) MCSE
14 4 (1.29%) DBS Check
14 4 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 3 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
15 3 (0.97%) Master's Degree
15 3 (0.97%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.80%) SLA
2 4 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.97%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.97%) PMO
4 2 (0.65%) GDPR
5 1 (0.32%) GRC
5 1 (0.32%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.32%) NIST
5 1 (0.32%) QA
5 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 108 (34.95%) Active Directory
2 50 (16.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (11.33%) Hyper-V
4 16 (5.18%) Docker
4 16 (5.18%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (4.53%) vSphere
6 8 (2.59%) Virtual Servers
6 8 (2.59%) XenApp
7 7 (2.27%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (1.62%) ProxySG
9 4 (1.29%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.97%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.65%) iptables
11 2 (0.65%) KVM
11 2 (0.65%) QEMU
11 2 (0.65%) Squid
12 1 (0.32%) Firmware
12 1 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 22 (7.12%) FortiGate
1 22 (7.12%) SCCM
2 20 (6.47%) Terraform
3 17 (5.50%) Ansible
3 17 (5.50%) Microsoft Intune
4 16 (5.18%) Kubernetes
4 16 (5.18%) WSUS
5 12 (3.88%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 8 (2.59%) ZABBIX
7 7 (2.27%) SCOM
7 7 (2.27%) Single Sign-On
7 7 (2.27%) vCenter Server
8 6 (1.94%) Cisco Prime
8 6 (1.94%) Puppet
9 5 (1.62%) Failover Clustering
9 5 (1.62%) Icinga
9 5 (1.62%) Nagios
9 5 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (1.29%) Cisco CUCM
10 4 (1.29%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 159 (51.46%) Cisco
2 127 (41.10%) Microsoft
3 90 (29.13%) VMware
4 52 (16.83%) Palo Alto
5 42 (13.59%) CheckPoint
6 33 (10.68%) Juniper
6 33 (10.68%) Meraki
7 28 (9.06%) SolarWinds
8 25 (8.09%) HP
9 24 (7.77%) F5
10 22 (7.12%) Citrix
11 19 (6.15%) Veeam
12 18 (5.83%) Aruba
13 17 (5.50%) Dell
14 16 (5.18%) Google
15 14 (4.53%) Splunk
16 13 (4.21%) Fortinet
17 12 (3.88%) Ruckus Wireless
18 10 (3.24%) Red Hat
19 9 (2.91%) Oracle