The first table below looks at the demand for LAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Merseyside region.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 66 49 68
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +19
Permanent jobs citing LAN 7 8 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.05% 1.68% 1.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.14% 10.39% 12.38%
Number of salaries quoted 6 8 10
Average salary £31,500 £26,875 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.20% -28.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £18,000 £16,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £33,700 £42,700
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%
Communications & Networking Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
86 77 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 12.95% 16.14% 15.91%
Number of salaries quoted 62 68 91
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £52,500 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,700 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+0.75% -0.75%
LAN
North West

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

LAN
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

LAN Salary Trend in Merseyside

LAN
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LAN across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

LAN Salary Histogram in Merseyside

LAN
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -12 7 £31,500 +15.59%
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 19 (100.00%) WAN
2 12 (63.16%) Windows
3 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
3 11 (57.89%) Firewall
4 10 (52.63%) DNS
4 10 (52.63%) DHCP
5 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
5 9 (47.37%) HP
5 9 (47.37%) VMware
5 9 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (42.11%) TCP/IP
6 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (36.84%) Symantec
7 7 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (36.84%) MS Exchange
7 7 (36.84%) Hyper-V
7 7 (36.84%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (31.58%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (31.58%) XenApp
8 6 (31.58%) XenServer
8 6 (31.58%) PowerShell
8 6 (31.58%) Kaspersky
8 6 (31.58%) Backup Exec
8 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (31.58%) VB
8 6 (31.58%) WSH
8 6 (31.58%) Cisco
8 6 (31.58%) CCNA

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 7 (36.84%) MS Exchange
1 7 (36.84%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 19 (100.00%) WAN
2 11 (57.89%) Firewall
3 10 (52.63%) DNS
3 10 (52.63%) DHCP
4 8 (42.11%) TCP/IP
5 5 (26.32%) VPN
6 4 (21.05%) WLAN
7 3 (15.79%) Wireless
7 3 (15.79%) MPLS
8 2 (10.53%) Structured Cabling
8 2 (10.53%) SSH
8 2 (10.53%) SSL
8 2 (10.53%) Intranet
8 2 (10.53%) Internet
8 2 (10.53%) Extranet
8 2 (10.53%) SMTP
8 2 (10.53%) SNMP
9 1 (5.26%) VoIP
9 1 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (5.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Informix
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
1 2 (10.53%) Games
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Local Government
2 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Analyst
1 5 (26.32%) Support Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Network Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (10.53%) IT Support Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) IT Support
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Business Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Network Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Information Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Software Licensing Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Solutions Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Information Security Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Software Manager
4 1 (5.26%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) WSH
2 2 (10.53%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (10.53%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (26.32%) Linux
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) ITIL
2 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
2 2 (10.53%) Change Control
2 2 (10.53%) WAN Optimisation
2 2 (10.53%) Project Management
2 2 (10.53%) Service Management
2 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.26%) Online Security
3 1 (5.26%) Migration
3 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
3 1 (5.26%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (5.26%) Information Security
3 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
3 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.26%) Business Development
3 1 (5.26%) Wealth Management
3 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (5.26%) Investment Management
3 1 (5.26%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) VB
1 6 (31.58%) PowerShell
2 3 (15.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (31.58%) CCNA
3 2 (10.53%) MCSE
3 2 (10.53%) CCSP
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (10.53%) Check Point Certification
3 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (5.26%) VTSP
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (5.26%) CISM
4 1 (5.26%) CCVP
4 1 (5.26%) EnCE
4 1 (5.26%) CCNP
4 1 (5.26%) CCIE
4 1 (5.26%) CCDA
4 1 (5.26%) CCDP
4 1 (5.26%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
1 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
2 7 (36.84%) Hyper-V
3 6 (31.58%) XenApp
3 6 (31.58%) XenServer
4 2 (10.53%) Terminal Services
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (5.26%) XenDesktop
5 1 (5.26%) vSphere
5 1 (5.26%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) Norton AntiVirus
1 6 (31.58%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.26%) OVSD
2 1 (5.26%) SCCM
2 1 (5.26%) SCOM
2 1 (5.26%) OpenView
2 1 (5.26%) Tivoli
2 1 (5.26%) Nagios
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 9 (47.37%) HP
2 9 (47.37%) VMware
3 7 (36.84%) Symantec
4 6 (31.58%) Cisco
4 6 (31.58%) Kaspersky
5 3 (15.79%) Citrix
6 2 (10.53%) Juniper
6 2 (10.53%) NetApp
6 2 (10.53%) Sage
6 2 (10.53%) CheckPoint
7 1 (5.26%) Dell
7 1 (5.26%) EMC
7 1 (5.26%) Veeam
7 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds
7 1 (5.26%) Trend Micro
7 1 (5.26%) Meru Networks
7 1 (5.26%) Oracle
7 1 (5.26%) Mitel
7 1 (5.26%) Blue Coat