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

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 75 81 106
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +25
Permanent jobs citing LAN 121 119 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 3.13% 2.92% 2.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.27% 21.21% 11.90%
Number of salaries quoted 106 94 67
Average salary £33,500 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.07% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £25,200
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £50,000 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,250
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
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
628 561 706
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 16.26% 13.77% 17.11%
Number of salaries quoted 492 439 567
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 1 April 2015.

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 1 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
Stockport +16 13 £26,000 -2.80% 3
Oldham - 4 £22,500 - 1
Cheadle +10 2 £34,500 +50.00%
Rochdale - 2 £43,750 -
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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.

1 185 (82.96%) WAN
2 145 (65.02%) Windows
3 134 (60.09%) Microsoft
3 134 (60.09%) Active Directory
4 113 (50.67%) Cisco
5 91 (40.81%) Firewall
6 86 (38.57%) MS Exchange
7 83 (37.22%) VMware
8 76 (34.08%) DHCP
9 73 (32.74%) DNS
10 66 (29.60%) ITIL
11 65 (29.15%) VMware Infrastructure
12 58 (26.01%) Microsoft Certification
13 57 (25.56%) TCP/IP
13 57 (25.56%) Finance
14 56 (25.11%) MS Excel
15 55 (24.66%) Citrix
16 49 (21.97%) Hyper-V
16 49 (21.97%) Exchange Server 2010
17 47 (21.08%) Cisco Certification
17 47 (21.08%) Windows Server 2008
17 47 (21.08%) Windows 7
18 46 (20.63%) Windows Server 2003
19 43 (19.28%) CCNA
19 43 (19.28%) SAN
20 42 (18.83%) Windows 8
20 42 (18.83%) Windows Server 2012
21 41 (18.39%) SQL Server
21 41 (18.39%) VPN
22 38 (17.04%) HP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 86 (38.57%) MS Exchange
2 49 (21.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (14.35%) Exchange Server 2003
4 27 (12.11%) SharePoint
5 25 (11.21%) Exchange Server 2007
6 22 (9.87%) Exchange Server 2013
7 18 (8.07%) IIS
8 10 (4.48%) Lync
9 8 (3.59%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (1.35%) IBM Notes
10 3 (1.35%) Lotus Domino
11 2 (0.90%) CMS
12 1 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.45%) Apache
12 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 56 (25.11%) MS Excel
2 22 (9.87%) MS Office
3 5 (2.24%) PowerPivot
4 2 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.45%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.24%) Sage 50
2 2 (0.90%) Tridion
2 2 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 185 (82.96%) WAN
2 91 (40.81%) Firewall
3 76 (34.08%) DHCP
4 73 (32.74%) DNS
5 57 (25.56%) TCP/IP
6 43 (19.28%) SAN
7 41 (18.39%) VPN
8 31 (13.90%) Wireless
9 28 (12.56%) Wi-Fi
10 27 (12.11%) VLAN
11 24 (10.76%) VoIP
12 22 (9.87%) MPLS
13 20 (8.97%) WLAN
14 18 (8.07%) Network Security
15 15 (6.73%) IPv4
16 11 (4.93%) Ethernet
17 10 (4.48%) SSL
18 9 (4.04%) Internet
18 9 (4.04%) Cisco IOS
19 8 (3.59%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (18.39%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (3.59%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (3.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (3.14%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (3.14%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 57 (25.56%) Finance
2 26 (11.66%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.79%) Aerospace
3 4 (1.79%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.35%) Banking
4 3 (1.35%) Retail
4 3 (1.35%) Marketing
4 3 (1.35%) Law
4 3 (1.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 57 (25.56%) Support Engineer
2 44 (19.73%) 2nd Line Support
3 36 (16.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 30 (13.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 22 (9.87%) IT Support
6 21 (9.42%) Analyst
7 17 (7.62%) Technical Support
8 14 (6.28%) Consultant
8 14 (6.28%) 3rd Line Support
9 13 (5.83%) Network Engineer
10 12 (5.38%) Support Analyst
11 10 (4.48%) Project Manager
11 10 (4.48%) IT Support Engineer
12 9 (4.04%) Architect
13 8 (3.59%) Desktop Support
13 8 (3.59%) Technical Support Engineer
13 8 (3.59%) Technical Engineer
14 7 (3.14%) Infrastructure Manager
14 7 (3.14%) Cisco Engineer
14 7 (3.14%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.48%) Web Services
2 4 (1.79%) JSP
3 3 (1.35%) X-Windows
4 2 (0.90%) .NET
4 2 (0.90%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.90%) XML
4 2 (0.90%) XSLT
4 2 (0.90%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.38%) Management Information System
1 12 (5.38%) FlexPod
2 11 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.93%) Replication
3 7 (3.14%) Blackberry
4 6 (2.69%) iPhone
5 5 (2.24%) Fat Client
5 5 (2.24%) Thin Client
5 5 (2.24%) iPad
6 4 (1.79%) CESG
6 4 (1.79%) SCADA
7 3 (1.35%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.35%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.35%) EqualLogic
8 2 (0.90%) Statistics
8 2 (0.90%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.90%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.45%) CCTV
9 1 (0.45%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 145 (65.02%) Windows
2 47 (21.08%) Windows Server 2008
2 47 (21.08%) Windows 7
3 46 (20.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 42 (18.83%) Windows 8
4 42 (18.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (16.14%) Windows XP
6 10 (4.48%) Android
7 9 (4.04%) Linux
8 5 (2.24%) UNIX
9 4 (1.79%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.90%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.90%) CentOS
11 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.45%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.45%) AIX
11 1 (0.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (29.60%) ITIL
2 25 (11.21%) PRINCE2
2 25 (11.21%) Disaster Recovery
3 17 (7.62%) Migration
4 15 (6.73%) Project Management
5 13 (5.83%) ERP
6 11 (4.93%) Validation
6 11 (4.93%) Line Management
7 10 (4.48%) Infrastructure Management
7 10 (4.48%) Incident Management
7 10 (4.48%) Business Continuity
8 7 (3.14%) Kalman Filter
9 6 (2.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (2.24%) Service Delivery
10 5 (2.24%) Change Management
10 5 (2.24%) Information Security
10 5 (2.24%) Network Design
10 5 (2.24%) Operations Management
10 5 (2.24%) Information Assurance
11 4 (1.79%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 24 (10.76%) SQL
2 19 (8.52%) PowerShell
3 14 (6.28%) C
4 7 (3.14%) T-SQL
5 6 (2.69%) VBScript
6 3 (1.35%) VB
7 2 (0.90%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.90%) C#
7 2 (0.90%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.45%) Java
8 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 58 (26.01%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (21.08%) Cisco Certification
3 43 (19.28%) CCNA
4 30 (13.45%) MCSE
5 28 (12.56%) Degree
6 24 (10.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 21 (9.42%) MCTS
8 19 (8.52%) ITIL Certification
9 18 (8.07%) MCP
9 18 (8.07%) NCDA
10 15 (6.73%) CCNP
11 9 (4.04%) MCSA
11 9 (4.04%) CCA
11 9 (4.04%) Citrix Certification
12 8 (3.59%) MCITP
13 5 (2.24%) CISSP
14 3 (1.35%) CCDA
14 3 (1.35%) CCSP
14 3 (1.35%) CCSE
14 3 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (9.42%) SLA
2 8 (3.59%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.79%) JSP 440
System Software
1 134 (60.09%) Active Directory
2 65 (29.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (21.97%) Hyper-V
4 21 (9.42%) vSphere
5 19 (8.52%) XenDesktop
6 13 (5.83%) XenApp
7 9 (4.04%) Terminal Services
8 8 (3.59%) XenServer
9 4 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (1.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.90%) vCloud
11 2 (0.90%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.45%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.45%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 16 (7.17%) SCCM
2 12 (5.38%) Backup Exec
3 10 (4.48%) WSUS
4 7 (3.14%) WMI
5 5 (2.24%) SCOM
5 5 (2.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (1.35%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.45%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.45%) SCSM
Vendors
1 134 (60.09%) Microsoft
2 113 (50.67%) Cisco
3 83 (37.22%) VMware
4 55 (24.66%) Citrix
5 38 (17.04%) HP
6 36 (16.14%) NetApp
7 25 (11.21%) Symantec
8 21 (9.42%) Dell
9 15 (6.73%) CheckPoint
10 13 (5.83%) Veeam
11 12 (5.38%) 3PAR
11 12 (5.38%) Wyse
12 11 (4.93%) EMC
13 9 (4.04%) IBM
13 9 (4.04%) Juniper
14 8 (3.59%) WatchGuard
14 8 (3.59%) Sophos
14 8 (3.59%) SolarWinds
15 7 (3.14%) Avaya
16 6 (2.69%) McAfee
Manchester
Erin Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus, flexi hours
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ashdown IT
Posted: Yesterday
Wigan, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
Northwood
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum + On call + healthcare + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + On-call / bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Greater Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
AccessPay
Salary: £50,000 to £65,000
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £26000 - £37000 per annum + flexi time
Posted: 12 days ago
Oldham
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
AccessPay
Salary: £50,000 to £65,000
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Stockport
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago