The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 55 47 41
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -6
Permanent jobs citing LAN 11 14 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.20% 2.97% 3.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.00% 31.11% 20.90%
Number of salaries quoted 9 14 14
Average salary £27,500 £29,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.77% -9.23%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
- +1.35%
LAN
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
55 45 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 10.98% 9.53% 15.09%
Number of salaries quoted 41 41 64
Average salary £40,000 £27,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+45.45% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £16,750 £19,800
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £47,500 £38,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing LAN across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

LAN
Salary Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LAN across the Lancashire region.

LAN Salary Trend in Lancashire

LAN
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston -10 2 - -
Blackburn -7 1 £20,000 -27.27%
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire region citing LAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited LAN.

1 14 (87.50%) Windows
2 12 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 12 (75.00%) WAN
2 12 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 9 (56.25%) VMware
4 9 (56.25%) vSphere
5 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
6 7 (43.75%) Windows XP
6 7 (43.75%) DHCP
6 7 (43.75%) DNS
6 7 (43.75%) Cisco
6 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (37.50%) SQL
7 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
7 6 (37.50%) HP
7 6 (37.50%) Firewall
7 6 (37.50%) WMI
7 6 (37.50%) PowerShell
7 6 (37.50%) Windows 8
8 5 (31.25%) T-SQL
8 5 (31.25%) SharePoint
8 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (31.25%) Sophos
8 5 (31.25%) WatchGuard
8 5 (31.25%) Office 365
9 4 (25.00%) MS Office
9 4 (25.00%) Linux
9 4 (25.00%) Citrix

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire region citing LAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited LAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (75.00%) MS Exchange
1 12 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (31.25%) SharePoint
3 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (12.50%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 4 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (75.00%) WAN
2 7 (43.75%) DHCP
2 7 (43.75%) DNS
3 6 (37.50%) Firewall
4 3 (18.75%) VPN
4 3 (18.75%) VoIP
5 2 (12.50%) PBX
5 2 (12.50%) Ethernet
5 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 2 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (6.25%) Internet
6 1 (6.25%) ADSL
6 1 (6.25%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) MS Access
2 2 (12.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Support Technician
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Manager
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Technician
4 1 (6.25%) IT Technician
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) iPhone
2 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 14 (87.50%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Windows XP
2 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (37.50%) Windows 8
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (25.00%) Linux
5 3 (18.75%) Mac OS
6 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 2 (12.50%) UNIX
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Vista
7 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Time Management
2 1 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (6.25%) Process Management
2 1 (6.25%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
1 6 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 5 (31.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (12.50%) A+ Certification
2 2 (12.50%) Degree
System Software
1 12 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (56.25%) vSphere
3 4 (25.00%) XenApp
4 2 (12.50%) Terminal Services
4 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) WMI
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (56.25%) VMware
3 7 (43.75%) Cisco
4 6 (37.50%) HP
5 5 (31.25%) Sophos
5 5 (31.25%) WatchGuard
6 4 (25.00%) Citrix
6 4 (25.00%) Avaya
7 2 (12.50%) NetApp
7 2 (12.50%) Nortel
8 1 (6.25%) Draytek