The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 86 95 118
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +23
Permanent jobs citing LAN 190 193 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.87% 2.77% 2.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.71% 19.40% 11.63%
Number of salaries quoted 167 154 128
Average salary £37,500 £36,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,800 £23,300 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,600 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
LAN
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1137 995 1324
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.16% 14.27% 18.10%
Number of salaries quoted 873 770 1044
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

LAN
Salary Trend in the North West

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

LAN Salary Trend in the North West

LAN
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LAN across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

LAN Salary Histogram in the North West

LAN
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
Manchester +4 117 £33,500 -1.47% 19
Cheshire -5 45 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Merseyside +22 18 £28,500 -9.52% 2
Lancashire +6 9 £27,500 -14.06% 2
Cumbria -7 2 £24,690 -24.03%
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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.

1 325 (85.98%) WAN
2 225 (59.52%) Windows
3 196 (51.85%) Microsoft
4 185 (48.94%) Active Directory
5 182 (48.15%) Cisco
6 140 (37.04%) VMware
7 134 (35.45%) Firewall
8 113 (29.89%) MS Exchange
9 111 (29.37%) DHCP
10 109 (28.84%) DNS
11 100 (26.46%) VMware Infrastructure
12 98 (25.93%) TCP/IP
13 95 (25.13%) ITIL
14 90 (23.81%) Finance
15 87 (23.02%) Cisco Certification
16 80 (21.16%) Citrix
17 79 (20.90%) Windows Server 2008
18 78 (20.63%) VPN
19 77 (20.37%) Microsoft Certification
20 69 (18.25%) Exchange Server 2010
21 68 (17.99%) CCNA
21 68 (17.99%) MS Excel
22 66 (17.46%) Windows 7
23 61 (16.14%) Windows 8
24 60 (15.87%) HP
25 58 (15.34%) SAN
26 56 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
26 56 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
27 55 (14.55%) SQL Server
28 54 (14.29%) Wireless

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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
1 113 (29.89%) MS Exchange
2 69 (18.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 37 (9.79%) SharePoint
4 33 (8.73%) Exchange Server 2003
5 28 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2007
6 25 (6.61%) Exchange Server 2013
6 25 (6.61%) IIS
7 17 (4.50%) Lync
8 9 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (2.12%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.79%) Lotus Domino
11 2 (0.53%) CMS
12 1 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.26%) Apache
12 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.26%) WordPress
12 1 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 68 (17.99%) MS Excel
2 37 (9.79%) MS Office
3 5 (1.32%) PowerPivot
4 4 (1.06%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.26%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.06%) Sage 50
2 2 (0.53%) Tridion
2 2 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.44%) Office 365
2 3 (0.79%) SaaS
3 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 325 (85.98%) WAN
2 134 (35.45%) Firewall
3 111 (29.37%) DHCP
4 109 (28.84%) DNS
5 98 (25.93%) TCP/IP
6 78 (20.63%) VPN
7 58 (15.34%) SAN
8 54 (14.29%) Wireless
9 48 (12.70%) Wi-Fi
10 39 (10.32%) VoIP
11 38 (10.05%) Network Security
12 31 (8.20%) VLAN
13 26 (6.88%) MPLS
14 25 (6.61%) WLAN
15 18 (4.76%) SSL
16 17 (4.50%) Internet
17 14 (3.70%) OSPF
17 14 (3.70%) BGP
18 13 (3.44%) EIGRP
18 13 (3.44%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (14.55%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (2.12%) Crystal Reports
3 8 (2.12%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.26%) MS Access
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (2.12%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.06%) Metasploit
2 4 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 90 (23.81%) Finance
2 31 (8.20%) Telecoms
3 15 (3.97%) Back Office
4 7 (1.85%) Retail
5 6 (1.59%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.32%) Legal
7 4 (1.06%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.79%) Banking
8 3 (0.79%) Marketing
9 2 (0.53%) Law
Job Titles
1 68 (17.99%) Support Engineer
2 55 (14.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 46 (12.17%) 2nd Line Support
4 42 (11.11%) Analyst
5 40 (10.58%) Network Engineer
6 38 (10.05%) IT Support
7 30 (7.94%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 25 (6.61%) Consultant
8 25 (6.61%) 3rd Line Support
9 24 (6.35%) Support Analyst
9 24 (6.35%) Administrator
10 22 (5.82%) Technical Support
11 18 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
12 17 (4.50%) Cisco Engineer
13 16 (4.23%) IT Support Engineer
14 14 (3.70%) Architect
15 13 (3.44%) Network Consultant
16 12 (3.17%) Project Manager
17 10 (2.65%) Technical Architect
18 9 (2.38%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.17%) Web Services
2 6 (1.59%) JSP
3 3 (0.79%) .NET
3 3 (0.79%) EDI
3 3 (0.79%) X-Windows
4 2 (0.53%) XML
4 2 (0.53%) XSLT
4 2 (0.53%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.26%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.97%) Management Information System
3 12 (3.17%) FlexPod
4 11 (2.91%) Thin Client
4 11 (2.91%) Fat Client
5 10 (2.65%) Replication
6 9 (2.38%) Blackberry
7 8 (2.12%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (2.12%) Mobile Computing
8 7 (1.85%) iPhone
9 5 (1.32%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.32%) iPad
10 4 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.06%) Open Source
10 4 (1.06%) RMADS
10 4 (1.06%) EPoS
10 4 (1.06%) CESG
10 4 (1.06%) SCADA
11 3 (0.79%) Mathematics
11 3 (0.79%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 225 (59.52%) Windows
2 79 (20.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 66 (17.46%) Windows 7
4 61 (16.14%) Windows 8
5 56 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 56 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 48 (12.70%) Windows XP
7 30 (7.94%) UNIX
8 18 (4.76%) Linux
9 10 (2.65%) Android
10 4 (1.06%) Mac OS X
10 4 (1.06%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.79%) CentOS
12 2 (0.53%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.53%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.53%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.53%) AIX
13 1 (0.26%) Solaris
13 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (25.13%) ITIL
2 43 (11.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 31 (8.20%) PRINCE2
4 26 (6.88%) Project Management
5 22 (5.82%) Migration
6 15 (3.97%) ERP
6 15 (3.97%) Service Delivery
7 13 (3.44%) Line Management
8 12 (3.17%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (3.17%) Infrastructure Management
9 11 (2.91%) Business Continuity
9 11 (2.91%) Validation
9 11 (2.91%) Security Management
10 10 (2.65%) CRM
10 10 (2.65%) Information Security
10 10 (2.65%) Incident Management
10 10 (2.65%) Kalman Filter
11 9 (2.38%) Operations Management
11 9 (2.38%) Load Balancing
11 9 (2.38%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 40 (10.58%) SQL
2 35 (9.26%) PowerShell
3 14 (3.70%) C
4 12 (3.17%) T-SQL
5 9 (2.38%) VBScript
6 3 (0.79%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.53%) C#
7 2 (0.53%) VB
7 2 (0.53%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.26%) Java
8 1 (0.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 87 (23.02%) Cisco Certification
2 77 (20.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 68 (17.99%) CCNA
4 43 (11.38%) MCSE
5 35 (9.26%) Degree
6 34 (8.99%) CCNP
7 27 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 25 (6.61%) ITIL Certification
9 23 (6.08%) MCP
10 22 (5.82%) MCTS
11 21 (5.56%) MCSA
12 18 (4.76%) NCDA
13 13 (3.44%) MCITP
14 10 (2.65%) CCIE
14 10 (2.65%) Citrix Certification
15 9 (2.38%) CCA
15 9 (2.38%) Security Cleared
16 8 (2.12%) SC Cleared
17 6 (1.59%) CISSP
18 5 (1.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (12.17%) SLA
2 12 (3.17%) ISO 9001
3 7 (1.85%) QA
4 6 (1.59%) JSP 440
4 6 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.53%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.26%) COBIT
System Software
1 185 (48.94%) Active Directory
2 100 (26.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (13.76%) Hyper-V
4 36 (9.52%) vSphere
5 23 (6.08%) XenDesktop
5 23 (6.08%) XenApp
6 12 (3.17%) XenServer
7 11 (2.91%) Terminal Services
8 9 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.06%) Terminal Server
10 3 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (0.79%) vCloud
11 2 (0.53%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.53%) Firmware
12 1 (0.26%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.26%) UAG
Systems Management
1 19 (5.03%) Backup Exec
1 19 (5.03%) SCCM
2 14 (3.70%) WSUS
3 13 (3.44%) WMI
4 5 (1.32%) SCOM
5 4 (1.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.79%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (0.53%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.26%) SCSM
8 1 (0.26%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.26%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 196 (51.85%) Microsoft
2 182 (48.15%) Cisco
3 140 (37.04%) VMware
4 80 (21.16%) Citrix
5 60 (15.87%) HP
6 50 (13.23%) NetApp
7 33 (8.73%) Symantec
8 28 (7.41%) Dell
9 26 (6.88%) CheckPoint
10 22 (5.82%) Juniper
11 20 (5.29%) Avaya
12 18 (4.76%) EMC
13 14 (3.70%) WatchGuard
14 13 (3.44%) Wyse
14 13 (3.44%) Veeam
14 13 (3.44%) 3PAR
14 13 (3.44%) Sophos
15 10 (2.65%) McAfee
15 10 (2.65%) IBM
16 9 (2.38%) Fortinet
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Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum + On call + healthcare + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + On-call / bonus
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Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + On call (£3K), Pension
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