The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 92 98 126
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +28
Permanent jobs citing LAN 92 88 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.26% 2.32% 1.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.61% 16.30% 10.85%
Number of salaries quoted 86 71 54
Average salary £33,000 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,250 £21,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £70,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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 Manchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
554 540 562
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 13.64% 14.25% 14.88%
Number of salaries quoted 475 464 450
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,050
10% offered a salary of more than £52,200 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

LAN
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

LAN Salary Trend in Manchester

LAN
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LAN across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

LAN Salary Histogram in Manchester

LAN
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 19 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
Stockport -3 10 £33,500 +19.64%
Bolton +4 3 £32,500 +47.72%
Wigan -5 1 £40,000 +70.21%
Salford - 1 £26,500 -
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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.

1 155 (95.09%) WAN
2 105 (64.42%) Windows
3 82 (50.31%) Active Directory
3 82 (50.31%) VMware
4 67 (41.10%) Cisco
5 64 (39.26%) Microsoft
6 58 (35.58%) Firewall
7 56 (34.36%) VMware Infrastructure
8 52 (31.90%) Windows Server 2008
9 49 (30.06%) Citrix
9 49 (30.06%) Windows Server 2003
10 44 (26.99%) Cisco Certification
11 43 (26.38%) MS Exchange
12 41 (25.15%) MS Excel
13 40 (24.54%) ITIL
14 38 (23.31%) Hyper-V
15 35 (21.47%) Windows Server 2012
16 33 (20.25%) CCNA
17 29 (17.79%) SAN
18 28 (17.18%) VPN
19 27 (16.56%) CCNP
20 25 (15.34%) TCP/IP
20 25 (15.34%) Exchange Server 2010
21 22 (13.50%) Windows XP
21 22 (13.50%) Microsoft Certification
21 22 (13.50%) Exchange Server 2003
22 21 (12.88%) Linux
23 19 (11.66%) SQL
23 19 (11.66%) DNS
23 19 (11.66%) Exchange Server 2007

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 43 (26.38%) MS Exchange
2 25 (15.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (13.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 19 (11.66%) Exchange Server 2007
5 15 (9.20%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (6.13%) SharePoint
7 5 (3.07%) Apache
8 3 (1.84%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.84%) Lync
9 2 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.23%) IIS
10 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 41 (25.15%) MS Excel
2 12 (7.36%) MS Office
3 2 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.61%) MS Project
4 1 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.84%) Bond Adapt
2 2 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.36%) Office 365
2 2 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 155 (95.09%) WAN
2 58 (35.58%) Firewall
3 29 (17.79%) SAN
4 28 (17.18%) VPN
5 25 (15.34%) TCP/IP
6 19 (11.66%) DNS
7 17 (10.43%) MPLS
7 17 (10.43%) Wi-Fi
8 14 (8.59%) VLAN
9 13 (7.98%) Network Security
10 12 (7.36%) DHCP
11 11 (6.75%) Internet
12 10 (6.13%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (6.13%) Wireless
13 9 (5.52%) WLAN
13 9 (5.52%) WAAS
14 8 (4.91%) Ethernet
14 8 (4.91%) VPLS
15 6 (3.68%) NAS
15 6 (3.68%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.04%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.75%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (6.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (5.52%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.23%) MySQL
5 1 (0.61%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
General
1 12 (7.36%) Telecoms
2 7 (4.29%) Finance
2 7 (4.29%) Retail
3 5 (3.07%) Law
4 4 (2.45%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.23%) Banking
6 1 (0.61%) Marketing
6 1 (0.61%) Legal
6 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 35 (21.47%) Analyst
2 32 (19.63%) Support Engineer
3 22 (13.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 21 (12.88%) Network Engineer
5 14 (8.59%) Support Analyst
6 11 (6.75%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (6.13%) 3rd Line Support
7 10 (6.13%) Network Manager
8 9 (5.52%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 8 (4.91%) Technical Analyst
9 8 (4.91%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (4.29%) Service Analyst
10 7 (4.29%) Service Desk Analyst
10 7 (4.29%) Network Support
11 6 (3.68%) Consultant
11 6 (3.68%) Systems Engineer
11 6 (3.68%) Architect
12 5 (3.07%) IT Consultant
12 5 (3.07%) Support Consultant
12 5 (3.07%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.68%) Web Services
2 3 (1.84%) .NET
2 3 (1.84%) CSS
3 2 (1.23%) HTML
4 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.61%) COM
4 1 (0.61%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.52%) FMCG
3 3 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (1.84%) Computer Science
3 3 (1.84%) Client/Server
3 3 (1.84%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.23%) EPoS
4 2 (1.23%) NHS
4 2 (1.23%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.23%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.23%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.61%) Kindle
5 1 (0.61%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.61%) Firmware
5 1 (0.61%) Replication
5 1 (0.61%) Clustering
5 1 (0.61%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 105 (64.42%) Windows
2 52 (31.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 49 (30.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 35 (21.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (13.50%) Windows XP
6 21 (12.88%) Linux
7 19 (11.66%) Windows 7
8 16 (9.82%) UNIX
9 12 (7.36%) Solaris
9 12 (7.36%) Windows 8
10 8 (4.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (2.45%) Apple iOS
11 4 (2.45%) Android
12 3 (1.84%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.23%) Debian
14 1 (0.61%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.61%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (24.54%) ITIL
2 17 (10.43%) Project Management
3 14 (8.59%) Service Delivery
4 11 (6.75%) Migration
5 9 (5.52%) ERP
5 9 (5.52%) Network Design
5 9 (5.52%) Load Balancing
6 8 (4.91%) Capacity Planning
6 8 (4.91%) Coaching
7 7 (4.29%) Incident Management
7 7 (4.29%) Project Planning
7 7 (4.29%) CRM
8 6 (3.68%) Service Management
8 6 (3.68%) Risk Management
9 5 (3.07%) PRINCE2
10 4 (2.45%) Content Management
10 4 (2.45%) Identity Management
10 4 (2.45%) Strategic Planning
10 4 (2.45%) Change Control
10 4 (2.45%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (11.66%) SQL
2 3 (1.84%) Java
2 3 (1.84%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.23%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.23%) Perl
3 2 (1.23%) VBScript
4 1 (0.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 44 (26.99%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (20.25%) CCNA
3 27 (16.56%) CCNP
4 22 (13.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (9.82%) Degree
6 14 (8.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 11 (6.75%) MCTS
7 11 (6.75%) MCP
8 9 (5.52%) MCSE
9 8 (4.91%) CCDP
9 8 (4.91%) NCDA
10 7 (4.29%) CCA
10 7 (4.29%) Citrix Certification
10 7 (4.29%) MCSA
11 5 (3.07%) MCITP
12 4 (2.45%) MOS
13 3 (1.84%) CCDA
13 3 (1.84%) CCIE
13 3 (1.84%) CCEA
13 3 (1.84%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (7.36%) SLA
3 9 (5.52%) QA
4 5 (3.07%) BS7799
5 1 (0.61%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 82 (50.31%) Active Directory
2 56 (34.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (23.31%) Hyper-V
4 19 (11.66%) XenApp
5 14 (8.59%) vSphere
6 10 (6.13%) XenDesktop
7 8 (4.91%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 8 (4.91%) MetaFrame
8 6 (3.68%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (3.07%) XenServer
10 3 (1.84%) NFS
11 2 (1.23%) vCloud
11 2 (1.23%) VMware ESX
11 2 (1.23%) Squid
Systems Management
1 9 (5.52%) SCCM
2 8 (4.91%) SCOM
3 7 (4.29%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.84%) WSUS
5 2 (1.23%) Cacti
5 2 (1.23%) Nagios
5 2 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.23%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 82 (50.31%) VMware
2 67 (41.10%) Cisco
3 64 (39.26%) Microsoft
4 49 (30.06%) Citrix
5 18 (11.04%) NetApp
6 17 (10.43%) HP
7 16 (9.82%) McAfee
8 13 (7.98%) Red Hat
9 12 (7.36%) Dell
10 11 (6.75%) EMC
11 9 (5.52%) Business Objects
11 9 (5.52%) SAP
11 9 (5.52%) Juniper
11 9 (5.52%) Ipanema Technologies
12 8 (4.91%) AppSense
12 8 (4.91%) Symantec
12 8 (4.91%) ProCurve
13 6 (3.68%) Blue Coat
14 5 (3.07%) SonicWALL
14 5 (3.07%) CheckPoint
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