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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 61 59 37
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -22
Permanent jobs citing LAN 5 4 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.93% 0.85% 5.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.41% 8.00% 21.37%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 25
Average salary £20,500 £21,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.38% -32.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,400 £16,300 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,100 £40,750 £39,600
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
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
78 50 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 14.47% 10.68% 24.27%
Number of salaries quoted 77 46 107
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £16,300 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £44,000 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 - 2 £33,250 -
Lancaster +9 1 £20,500 +28.12%
Blackpool - 1 £30,000 -
Chorley - 1 £17,000 -
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 15 (71.43%) Windows
2 14 (66.67%) WAN
3 12 (57.14%) VMware
3 12 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (52.38%) Cisco
5 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
5 8 (38.10%) MS Office
5 8 (38.10%) NetApp
6 7 (33.33%) Internet
6 7 (33.33%) HP
6 7 (33.33%) Windows XP
7 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
7 6 (28.57%) ITIL
7 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
7 6 (28.57%) Project Management
7 6 (28.57%) Service Management
7 6 (28.57%) Windows Vista
7 6 (28.57%) Veeam
7 6 (28.57%) Windows 8
8 5 (23.81%) Nimble Storage
8 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
8 5 (23.81%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (23.81%) Change Management
8 5 (23.81%) Business Continuity
8 5 (23.81%) EMC
8 5 (23.81%) Ethernet
8 5 (23.81%) MS Exchange
8 5 (23.81%) ADSL
8 5 (23.81%) Broadband
8 5 (23.81%) Client/Server

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 5 (23.81%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.76%) IIS
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (4.76%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (38.10%) MS Office
2 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (66.67%) WAN
2 7 (33.33%) Internet
3 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 5 (23.81%) ADSL
4 5 (23.81%) Broadband
4 5 (23.81%) Ethernet
4 5 (23.81%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (14.29%) VPN
5 3 (14.29%) Firewall
6 2 (9.52%) WLAN
6 2 (9.52%) DNS
6 2 (9.52%) DHCP
6 2 (9.52%) MPLS
6 2 (9.52%) DSL
7 1 (4.76%) FTP
7 1 (4.76%) Wireless
7 1 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (4.76%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (4.76%) PBX
7 1 (4.76%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (4.76%) MS Access
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.76%) MySQL
General
1 3 (14.29%) Retail
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) IT Support
2 4 (19.05%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (14.29%) Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) IT Support Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Technical Manager
4 2 (9.52%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Service Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Network Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support
5 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Server Support
5 1 (4.76%) Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
1 1 (4.76%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Client/Server
2 2 (9.52%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) Statistics
3 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (71.43%) Windows
2 7 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 6 (28.57%) Windows Vista
3 6 (28.57%) Windows 8
4 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
5 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (9.52%) Linux
7 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (4.76%) UNIX
8 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000
8 1 (4.76%) Windows NT
8 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) ITIL
1 6 (28.57%) Project Management
1 6 (28.57%) Service Management
2 5 (23.81%) Change Management
2 5 (23.81%) Business Continuity
3 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.76%) ERP
4 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.76%) Asset Management
4 1 (4.76%) Web Development
4 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.76%) Data Protection
4 1 (4.76%) Network Management
4 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.76%) Capacity Management
4 1 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (4.76%) People Management
4 1 (4.76%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) VBScript
2 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) MCSE
2 1 (4.76%) MCSA
2 1 (4.76%) CCNA
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 12 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.76%) Terminal Services
3 1 (4.76%) XenApp
3 1 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) WSUS
2 1 (4.76%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) VMware
2 11 (52.38%) Cisco
3 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
3 8 (38.10%) NetApp
4 7 (33.33%) HP
5 6 (28.57%) Veeam
6 5 (23.81%) Nimble Storage
6 5 (23.81%) EMC
7 2 (9.52%) Citrix
8 1 (4.76%) Avaya
8 1 (4.76%) Epicor
8 1 (4.76%) Nortel