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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 43 44 45
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Permanent jobs citing LAN 11 12 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.55% 2.63% 3.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.10% 20.34% 21.43%
Number of salaries quoted 10 9 17
Average salary £24,250 £30,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.16% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,000 £18,700 £17,000
10% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £38,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +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
84 59 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 19.49% 12.94% 17.18%
Number of salaries quoted 80 50 68
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £22,200 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LAN across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

LAN Salary Histogram 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 17 April 2015. 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 +13 4 £27,500 +57.14%
Chorley +2 3 £17,000 -43.33%
Blackpool -8 2 £25,000 +31.57%
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 18 (81.82%) Windows
2 15 (68.18%) WAN
3 14 (63.64%) VMware
4 12 (54.55%) Active Directory
4 12 (54.55%) MS Exchange
4 12 (54.55%) Cisco
5 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
5 10 (45.45%) SQL Server
5 10 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (40.91%) Firewall
6 9 (40.91%) SQL
6 9 (40.91%) DNS
6 9 (40.91%) DHCP
7 8 (36.36%) vSphere
8 7 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (31.82%) Windows 8
8 7 (31.82%) MS Office
9 6 (27.27%) SharePoint
9 6 (27.27%) Windows XP
9 6 (27.27%) HP
9 6 (27.27%) Office 365
9 6 (27.27%) PowerShell
9 6 (27.27%) WMI
10 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (22.73%) WatchGuard
10 5 (22.73%) NetApp
10 5 (22.73%) Sophos
10 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
10 5 (22.73%) T-SQL
11 4 (18.18%) Linux

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 (54.55%) MS Exchange
2 10 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (27.27%) SharePoint
4 2 (9.09%) Lync
5 1 (4.55%) IIS
5 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (4.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (31.82%) MS Office
2 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (27.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (68.18%) WAN
2 9 (40.91%) DHCP
2 9 (40.91%) DNS
2 9 (40.91%) Firewall
3 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
4 3 (13.64%) VPN
4 3 (13.64%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (13.64%) Ethernet
4 3 (13.64%) ADSL
4 3 (13.64%) Broadband
4 3 (13.64%) Internet
5 2 (9.09%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (9.09%) Wireless
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (4.55%) SAN
6 1 (4.55%) PBX
6 1 (4.55%) WLAN
6 1 (4.55%) FTP
6 1 (4.55%) MPLS
6 1 (4.55%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (4.55%) MS Access
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.55%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (13.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) IT Support
3 3 (13.64%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (13.64%) IT Support Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Support Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) IT Technician
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Design Authority
5 1 (4.55%) Security Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Server Support
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Manager
5 1 (4.55%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
1 1 (4.55%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
1 1 (4.55%) CCTV
1 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (81.82%) Windows
2 7 (31.82%) Windows 8
3 6 (27.27%) Windows XP
4 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (18.18%) Windows Vista
5 4 (18.18%) Linux
5 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
6 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (9.09%) UNIX
8 1 (4.55%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (4.55%) People Management
2 1 (4.55%) Asset Management
2 1 (4.55%) Web Development
2 1 (4.55%) Data Protection
2 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (4.55%) Capacity Management
2 1 (4.55%) ERP
2 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
2 1 (4.55%) Project Management
2 1 (4.55%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) SQL
2 6 (27.27%) PowerShell
3 5 (22.73%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.55%) VBScript
4 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.55%) A+ Certification
3 1 (4.55%) BICSI RCDD
3 1 (4.55%) MCSE
3 1 (4.55%) MCSA
3 1 (4.55%) CCNA
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 12 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 8 (36.36%) vSphere
3 7 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (13.64%) XenApp
5 1 (4.55%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) WMI
2 1 (4.55%) WSUS
2 1 (4.55%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 14 (63.64%) VMware
2 12 (54.55%) Cisco
3 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
4 6 (27.27%) HP
5 5 (22.73%) NetApp
5 5 (22.73%) Sophos
5 5 (22.73%) WatchGuard
6 4 (18.18%) Citrix
7 3 (13.64%) Avaya
8 1 (4.55%) Epicor
8 1 (4.55%) Nortel
8 1 (4.55%) Draytek
8 1 (4.55%) Veeam