The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 47 66 51
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -15
Permanent jobs citing LAN 8 5 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.64% 0.78% 2.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.55% 4.20% 20.45%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 17
Average salary £50,000 £26,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+92.30% -5.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £48,700 £65,000
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 Merseyside region.

Communications & Networking Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
55 119 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 11.29% 18.62% 14.26%
Number of salaries quoted 36 95 71
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £65,000 £63,600
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 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
Liverpool +18 5 £37,500 -35.34% 2
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 25 (89.29%) WAN
2 19 (67.86%) Windows
3 15 (53.57%) VMware
4 14 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 14 (50.00%) Citrix
5 12 (42.86%) DHCP
5 12 (42.86%) Cisco
6 10 (35.71%) VPN
7 9 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (32.14%) SAN
7 9 (32.14%) HP
8 8 (28.57%) NetApp
8 8 (28.57%) DNS
8 8 (28.57%) CCNA
8 8 (28.57%) ITIL
9 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
10 6 (21.43%) MS Exchange
10 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (21.43%) VLAN
11 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (17.86%) Backup Exec
11 5 (17.86%) XenApp
11 5 (17.86%) MS Office
11 5 (17.86%) CCNP
12 4 (14.29%) SSL
12 4 (14.29%) SQL
12 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
12 4 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
12 4 (14.29%) Firewall
12 4 (14.29%) MPLS

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 6 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (7.14%) IIS
3 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) MS Office
2 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 25 (89.29%) WAN
2 12 (42.86%) DHCP
3 10 (35.71%) VPN
4 9 (32.14%) SAN
5 8 (28.57%) DNS
6 6 (21.43%) VLAN
7 4 (14.29%) Firewall
7 4 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (14.29%) SSL
7 4 (14.29%) MPLS
8 3 (10.71%) Internet
8 3 (10.71%) DSL
8 3 (10.71%) H.323
8 3 (10.71%) HTTP
8 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
8 3 (10.71%) VoIP
8 3 (10.71%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (10.71%) iSCSI
8 3 (10.71%) FCoE
8 3 (10.71%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
1 3 (10.71%) Informix
General
1 4 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.71%) Legal
3 2 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Network Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Field Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Installations Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Cisco Support
6 2 (7.14%) Network Support
6 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (7.14%) Service Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Project Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Network Designer
7 1 (3.57%) Account Director
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Clustering
1 4 (14.29%) Mobile Computing
1 4 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.71%) FlexPod
2 3 (10.71%) Blackberry
2 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 19 (67.86%) Windows
2 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 3 (10.71%) UNIX
6 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.57%) Android
6 1 (3.57%) Linux
6 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.57%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) ITIL
2 4 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (10.71%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (10.71%) Security Patching
3 3 (10.71%) Business Continuity
3 3 (10.71%) Incident Management
4 2 (7.14%) Logistics
5 1 (3.57%) Server Building
5 1 (3.57%) Service Desk Management
5 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.57%) Network Architecture
5 1 (3.57%) Network Management
5 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.57%) Process Management
5 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (28.57%) CCNA
3 5 (17.86%) CCNP
4 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (10.71%) MCSE
5 1 (3.57%) MCP
5 1 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 14 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.86%) XenApp
3 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (10.71%) XenDesktop
4 3 (10.71%) vSphere
5 1 (3.57%) XenServer
5 1 (3.57%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) Backup Exec
2 3 (10.71%) OVSD
2 3 (10.71%) WSUS
2 3 (10.71%) SCCM
2 3 (10.71%) SCOM
2 3 (10.71%) OpenView
2 3 (10.71%) Tivoli
2 3 (10.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (10.71%) Nagios
3 1 (3.57%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) VMware
2 14 (50.00%) Citrix
3 12 (42.86%) Cisco
4 9 (32.14%) HP
5 8 (28.57%) NetApp
6 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (10.71%) Oracle
7 3 (10.71%) IBM
7 3 (10.71%) Meraki
7 3 (10.71%) Riverbed
7 3 (10.71%) SolarWinds
8 1 (3.57%) F5
8 1 (3.57%) Avaya
8 1 (3.57%) Juniper
8 1 (3.57%) Apple
8 1 (3.57%) Sage
8 1 (3.57%) McAfee
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