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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 17 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
17 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 271 273 175
Rank change year-on-year +2 -98 -41
Permanent jobs citing LAN 996 496 135
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 1.33% 1.20% 1.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.91% 10.95% 11.88%
Number of salaries quoted 887 445 116
10th Percentile £31,075 £30,000 £31,750
25th Percentile £40,000 £36,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.00% - -
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,125
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £49,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.88%

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 9,131 4,530 1,136
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 12.16% 10.97% 12.82%
Number of salaries quoted 5,513 3,315 921
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year - - -4.35%
75th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £83,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

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 17 August 2022.

LAN salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 17 August 2022, LAN job roles required the following 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.

1 857 (86.04%) WAN
2 572 (57.43%) Firewall
3 519 (52.11%) Cisco
4 433 (43.47%) Microsoft
5 362 (36.35%) Azure
6 328 (32.93%) Windows
7 285 (28.61%) Cisco Certification
8 284 (28.51%) Active Directory
9 277 (27.81%) Microsoft 365
10 269 (27.01%) VPN
11 218 (21.89%) VMware
12 214 (21.49%) CCNP
13 212 (21.29%) Data Centre
14 211 (21.18%) Social Skills
15 207 (20.78%) Wireless
16 203 (20.38%) Wi-Fi
17 196 (19.68%) ITIL
18 191 (19.18%) Windows Server
19 190 (19.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 177 (17.77%) TCP/IP
21 171 (17.17%) DNS
22 163 (16.37%) DHCP
23 155 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
24 154 (15.46%) MPLS
25 150 (15.06%) SD-WAN
26 141 (14.16%) CheckPoint
27 139 (13.96%) WLAN
28 128 (12.85%) Project Management
29 127 (12.75%) VLAN
30 126 (12.65%) Palo Alto

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
1 102 (10.24%) MS Exchange
2 60 (6.02%) SharePoint
3 26 (2.61%) Apache
4 25 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (1.81%) IIS
6 2 (0.20%) Confluence
6 2 (0.20%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.20%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.10%) nginx
7 1 (0.10%) Tomcat
Applications
1 82 (8.23%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.80%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 30 (3.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.50%) SAP CAR
2 5 (0.50%) SAP Retail
3 4 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.30%) Sage CRM
4 3 (0.30%) Toggl
5 2 (0.20%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.10%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.10%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 362 (36.35%) Azure
2 277 (27.81%) Microsoft 365
3 119 (11.95%) AWS
4 79 (7.93%) Azure Active Directory
5 48 (4.82%) PaaS
5 48 (4.82%) SaaS
6 37 (3.71%) Azure DevOps
7 30 (3.01%) GitHub
8 28 (2.81%) IaaS
9 24 (2.41%) Azure Monitor
9 24 (2.41%) Azure Sentinel
10 21 (2.11%) Apigee
10 21 (2.11%) GitHub Actions
11 20 (2.01%) Rubrik
12 19 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
13 14 (1.41%) OneDrive
14 12 (1.20%) Power Platform
15 9 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
16 7 (0.70%) GCP
17 5 (0.50%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 857 (86.04%) WAN
2 572 (57.43%) Firewall
3 269 (27.01%) VPN
4 207 (20.78%) Wireless
5 203 (20.38%) Wi-Fi
6 177 (17.77%) TCP/IP
7 171 (17.17%) DNS
8 163 (16.37%) DHCP
9 154 (15.46%) MPLS
10 150 (15.06%) SD-WAN
11 139 (13.96%) WLAN
12 127 (12.75%) VLAN
13 107 (10.74%) Cisco ASA
14 102 (10.24%) Cisco Nexus
15 98 (9.84%) Network Security
16 72 (7.23%) SAN
17 71 (7.13%) VoIP
18 63 (6.33%) Internet
19 62 (6.22%) OSPF
20 60 (6.02%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (5.72%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (0.70%) MySQL
5 6 (0.60%) Power BI
6 4 (0.40%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.30%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (0.30%) Riak
8 2 (0.20%) DocumentDB
8 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.20%) Tableau
9 1 (0.10%) Big Data
9 1 (0.10%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.10%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.10%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.10%) Tableau Server
Development Applications
1 21 (2.11%) Jenkins
1 21 (2.11%) Octopus Deploy
2 10 (1.00%) JIRA
3 9 (0.90%) Sonatype Nexus
4 7 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 6 (0.60%) Robot Framework
6 3 (0.30%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.20%) Gradle
General
1 211 (21.18%) Social Skills
2 111 (11.14%) Finance
3 82 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
4 75 (7.53%) Public Sector
5 60 (6.02%) Telecoms
6 53 (5.32%) Law
7 49 (4.92%) Legal
8 46 (4.62%) Back Office
9 44 (4.42%) Presentation Skills
10 38 (3.82%) Marketing
11 37 (3.71%) Manufacturing
12 36 (3.61%) Documentation Skills
13 30 (3.01%) Retail
14 26 (2.61%) Organisational Skills
15 16 (1.61%) Banking
16 15 (1.51%) Advertising
17 13 (1.31%) Electronics
18 12 (1.20%) Games
19 11 (1.10%) Inclusion and Diversity
19 11 (1.10%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 279 (28.01%) Network Engineer
2 141 (14.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 97 (9.74%) Architect
4 96 (9.64%) Analyst
5 83 (8.33%) IT Engineer
6 68 (6.83%) Cisco Engineer
7 67 (6.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 65 (6.53%) Senior Network Engineer
9 60 (6.02%) Network Manager
9 60 (6.02%) Support Engineer
10 57 (5.72%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 56 (5.62%) Solutions Architect
12 48 (4.82%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 42 (4.22%) Security Architect
14 40 (4.02%) IT Support
14 40 (4.02%) Network Architect
15 39 (3.92%) Project Manager
16 32 (3.21%) Senior Analyst
17 31 (3.11%) Security Solutions Architect
18 30 (3.01%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (2.11%) Kafka
2 12 (1.20%) 802.1X
3 10 (1.00%) SAML
4 9 (0.90%) .NET
4 9 (0.90%) OAuth
4 9 (0.90%) OAuth2
4 9 (0.90%) OpenID
5 7 (0.70%) Web Services
6 5 (0.50%) JSON
6 5 (0.50%) SAP Basis
7 3 (0.30%) ARM Templates
7 3 (0.30%) FHIR
7 3 (0.30%) LDAP
7 3 (0.30%) ModSecurity
7 3 (0.30%) SOAP
7 3 (0.30%) XML
8 2 (0.20%) REST
9 1 (0.10%) Sensu
9 1 (0.10%) WebRTC
9 1 (0.10%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 212 (21.29%) Data Centre
2 74 (7.43%) Public Cloud
3 52 (5.22%) Driving Licence
4 32 (3.21%) Management Information System
5 30 (3.01%) Hybrid Cloud
6 29 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (1.31%) CMDB
8 12 (1.20%) AS400
9 11 (1.10%) Virtual Team
10 10 (1.00%) Clustering
10 10 (1.00%) IoT
11 9 (0.90%) Replication
12 8 (0.80%) NHS
13 7 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
14 6 (0.60%) Client/Server
14 6 (0.60%) Data Protection Act
14 6 (0.60%) PKI
14 6 (0.60%) Private Cloud
15 4 (0.40%) Hedge funds
15 4 (0.40%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 328 (32.93%) Windows
2 191 (19.18%) Windows Server
3 118 (11.85%) Linux
4 80 (8.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 54 (5.42%) Windows 10
6 48 (4.82%) Windows Server 2016
7 46 (4.62%) Unix
8 45 (4.52%) Windows Server 2019
9 22 (2.21%) AIX
10 20 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (1.20%) Mac OS
12 12 (1.20%) OS/400
13 10 (1.00%) CentOS
14 9 (0.90%) Windows 7
15 7 (0.70%) Debian
16 6 (0.60%) Android
16 6 (0.60%) Windows 8
17 5 (0.50%) Apple iOS
17 5 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (19.68%) ITIL
2 190 (19.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 128 (12.85%) Project Management
4 121 (12.15%) Service Delivery
5 113 (11.35%) Agile
6 109 (10.94%) Customer Service
7 102 (10.24%) Problem-Solving
8 96 (9.64%) Change Management
9 90 (9.04%) Disaster Recovery
10 89 (8.94%) Presales
11 79 (7.93%) Business Continuity
12 76 (7.63%) Cybersecurity
13 68 (6.83%) Load Balancing
14 66 (6.63%) Network Management
15 65 (6.53%) DevOps
16 62 (6.22%) Mentoring
17 58 (5.82%) Migration
18 57 (5.72%) Computer Science
19 56 (5.62%) Incident Management
20 54 (5.42%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 58 (5.82%) SQL
2 56 (5.62%) PowerShell
3 42 (4.22%) Python
4 37 (3.71%) Bash
5 21 (2.11%) SAPscript
6 17 (1.71%) C
7 8 (0.80%) C#
7 8 (0.80%) VB.NET
8 5 (0.50%) Perl
9 4 (0.40%) PHP
10 3 (0.30%) Java
10 3 (0.30%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.20%) C++
11 2 (0.20%) Ruby
11 2 (0.20%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.20%) VBScript
11 2 (0.20%) VC++
12 1 (0.10%) Bicep
12 1 (0.10%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.10%) VBA
Qualifications
1 285 (28.61%) Cisco Certification
2 214 (21.49%) CCNP
3 121 (12.15%) Degree
4 113 (11.35%) CCNA
5 106 (10.64%) Security Cleared
6 87 (8.73%) SC Cleared
7 77 (7.73%) Microsoft Certification
8 65 (6.53%) CCIE
9 56 (5.62%) MCSE
10 31 (3.11%) MCSA
11 26 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
12 20 (2.01%) Azure Certification
13 18 (1.81%) CCDP
14 15 (1.51%) DBS Check
15 13 (1.31%) CISSP
16 12 (1.20%) CCVP
17 10 (1.00%) JNCIP
17 10 (1.00%) MCP
18 9 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
19 8 (0.80%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (5.12%) SLA
2 19 (1.91%) Cyber Essentials
2 19 (1.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 9 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 9 (0.90%) PMO
4 8 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.70%) GDPR
6 4 (0.40%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.40%) NIST
7 3 (0.30%) HL7
7 3 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (0.30%) IASME
7 3 (0.30%) ISO 9000
7 3 (0.30%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.30%) NCSC
7 3 (0.30%) RMADS
8 2 (0.20%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.10%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.10%) QA
System Software
1 284 (28.51%) Active Directory
2 155 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (8.84%) Hyper-V
4 46 (4.62%) VMware ESXi
5 31 (3.11%) Virtual Desktop
5 31 (3.11%) vSphere
6 25 (2.51%) VMware NSX
7 24 (2.41%) Docker
8 21 (2.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 14 (1.41%) Terminal Server
9 14 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
9 14 (1.41%) XenApp
10 9 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (0.70%) Firmware
12 6 (0.60%) BitLocker
13 4 (0.40%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 4 (0.40%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.30%) XenDesktop
15 2 (0.20%) ProxySG
16 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 75 (7.53%) FortiGate
2 67 (6.73%) Ansible
3 63 (6.33%) SCCM
4 36 (3.61%) Microsoft Intune
4 36 (3.61%) WSUS
5 26 (2.61%) SCOM
6 25 (2.51%) Kubernetes
7 23 (2.31%) Terraform
8 22 (2.21%) SCSM
9 18 (1.81%) Cisco CUCM
10 17 (1.71%) vCenter Server
11 16 (1.61%) NetBackup
12 14 (1.41%) Single Sign-On
13 10 (1.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 8 (0.80%) Stealthwatch
15 7 (0.70%) Nagios
16 6 (0.60%) SolarWinds Orion
17 5 (0.50%) Active Directory Federation Services
17 5 (0.50%) Nessus
17 5 (0.50%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 519 (52.11%) Cisco
2 433 (43.47%) Microsoft
3 218 (21.89%) VMware
4 141 (14.16%) CheckPoint
5 126 (12.65%) Palo Alto
6 107 (10.74%) Fortinet
7 99 (9.94%) Citrix
8 80 (8.03%) SolarWinds
9 75 (7.53%) F5
10 72 (7.23%) Juniper
11 60 (6.02%) Meraki
12 39 (3.92%) SAP
13 34 (3.41%) Apple
13 34 (3.41%) HP
13 34 (3.41%) Oracle
14 32 (3.21%) Ruckus Wireless
15 31 (3.11%) Extreme Networks
16 30 (3.01%) Veeam
17 25 (2.51%) Aruba
18 23 (2.31%) Draytek