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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 61 48 58
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +10
Permanent jobs citing LAN 4 15 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.79% 2.92% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.27% 14.71% 4.29%
Number of salaries quoted 4 14 3
Average salary £17,000 £26,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.84% -24.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £11,050 £24,500 £25,400
10% offered a salary of more than £17,700 £50,800 £36,200
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
55 102 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 10.91% 19.84% 13.57%
Number of salaries quoted 50 97 63
Average salary £28,000 £30,000 £35,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -16.08%
90% offered a salary of more than £11,450 £18,000 £22,650
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £47,500 £41,250
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 1 September 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
Blackburn +9 2 £13,250 -22.05% 1
Chorley - 1 £17,000 -
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 1 September 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%) WAN
2 11 (68.75%) Windows
3 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 8 (50.00%) Firewall
4 8 (50.00%) VMware
5 6 (37.50%) Cisco
5 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
5 6 (37.50%) Project Management
6 5 (31.25%) Citrix
6 5 (31.25%) VoIP
6 5 (31.25%) VPN
6 5 (31.25%) iPhone
6 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (25.00%) Mac OS
7 4 (25.00%) VLAN
7 4 (25.00%) Degree
7 4 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
7 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (25.00%) CCNA
7 4 (25.00%) SAN
7 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (18.75%) Windows 8
8 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
8 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (18.75%) MS Office
8 3 (18.75%) Windows XP
8 3 (18.75%) CCNP
8 3 (18.75%) Migration
9 2 (12.50%) Time Management

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (18.75%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 14 (87.50%) WAN
2 8 (50.00%) Firewall
3 5 (31.25%) VPN
3 5 (31.25%) VoIP
4 4 (25.00%) VLAN
4 4 (25.00%) SAN
4 4 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (12.50%) Ethernet
5 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 1 (6.25%) ADSL
6 1 (6.25%) Broadband
6 1 (6.25%) Wireless
6 1 (6.25%) MPLS
6 1 (6.25%) Network Security
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
General
1 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
1 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Technical Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Technical Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) Project Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) IT Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Installations Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Server Support
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Network Support
4 1 (6.25%) IT Director
4 1 (6.25%) IT Technician
4 1 (6.25%) Operations Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) iPhone
2 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) Replication
2 1 (6.25%) CCTV
2 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (25.00%) Mac OS
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (18.75%) Windows 8
4 3 (18.75%) Windows XP
5 2 (12.50%) Linux
5 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Project Management
2 3 (18.75%) Migration
3 2 (12.50%) Time Management
3 2 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.25%) Process Management
4 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) CCNA
1 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (25.00%) Degree
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (18.75%) CCNP
3 1 (6.25%) MCSE
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.25%) XenApp
3 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (6.25%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 8 (50.00%) VMware
3 6 (37.50%) Cisco
4 5 (31.25%) Citrix
5 2 (12.50%) Juniper
5 2 (12.50%) HP
6 1 (6.25%) Intel
6 1 (6.25%) IBM
6 1 (6.25%) Mitel
6 1 (6.25%) SonicWALL
6 1 (6.25%) ProCurve
6 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds
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