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 19 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 129 126 128
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Permanent jobs citing LAN 126 124 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.70% 1.72% 1.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.51% 11.91% 13.35%
Number of salaries quoted 105 105 129
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £21,750 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,100 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -1.31%
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
1095 1041 1064
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.78% 14.48% 14.02%
Number of salaries quoted 914 884 911
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,400 £57,500 £59,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 19 August 2014.

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 19 August 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
Manchester -6 67 £32,500 +16.07% 15
Cheshire +8 35 £34,000 -20.93% 12
Merseyside -8 9 £26,000 -17.46% 3
Lancashire -19 5 £17,000 -38.18% 4
Cumbria - 3 £42,500 - 1
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 August 2014, 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.

1 264 (92.31%) WAN
2 178 (62.24%) Windows
3 144 (50.35%) Microsoft
4 134 (46.85%) VMware
5 119 (41.61%) Active Directory
6 110 (38.46%) Cisco
7 91 (31.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 88 (30.77%) Firewall
9 86 (30.07%) VMware Infrastructure
10 75 (26.22%) Cisco Certification
11 72 (25.17%) Citrix
11 72 (25.17%) Windows Server 2003
12 71 (24.83%) MS Exchange
13 68 (23.78%) MS Excel
14 65 (22.73%) ITIL
15 61 (21.33%) SAN
16 60 (20.98%) TCP/IP
17 59 (20.63%) VPN
18 58 (20.28%) CCNA
18 58 (20.28%) Windows Server 2012
19 56 (19.58%) Hyper-V
20 55 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
21 47 (16.43%) Wi-Fi
22 46 (16.08%) HP
23 44 (15.38%) Windows XP
24 42 (14.69%) DNS
25 38 (13.29%) Windows 7
25 38 (13.29%) Exchange Server 2010
26 37 (12.94%) SQL
26 37 (12.94%) Finance

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 August 2014, 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 71 (24.83%) MS Exchange
2 38 (13.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (11.19%) Exchange Server 2003
4 27 (9.44%) Exchange Server 2007
5 23 (8.04%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (5.24%) SharePoint
7 10 (3.50%) IIS
8 8 (2.80%) Apache
8 8 (2.80%) Lync
9 5 (1.75%) Tomcat
10 3 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (1.05%) Site Server
11 2 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.70%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 68 (23.78%) MS Excel
2 24 (8.39%) MS Office
3 2 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.05%) Bond Adapt
2 2 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.35%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.20%) Office 365
2 3 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 264 (92.31%) WAN
2 88 (30.77%) Firewall
3 61 (21.33%) SAN
4 60 (20.98%) TCP/IP
5 59 (20.63%) VPN
6 47 (16.43%) Wi-Fi
7 42 (14.69%) DNS
8 32 (11.19%) DHCP
9 23 (8.04%) MPLS
10 21 (7.34%) Wireless
11 17 (5.94%) Ethernet
11 17 (5.94%) VoIP
12 16 (5.59%) Internet
12 16 (5.59%) Network Security
13 15 (5.24%) VLAN
14 14 (4.90%) OSPF
15 13 (4.55%) NAS
15 13 (4.55%) WLAN
16 11 (3.85%) BGP
17 10 (3.50%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (11.89%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (5.59%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.40%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.05%) MySQL
6 1 (0.35%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.35%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (1.40%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (1.40%) LoadRunner
2 2 (0.70%) JIRA
2 2 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.35%) Subversion
General
1 37 (12.94%) Finance
2 20 (6.99%) Telecoms
3 14 (4.90%) Back Office
3 14 (4.90%) Retail
4 12 (4.20%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.10%) Law
5 6 (2.10%) Banking
6 5 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.70%) Legal
7 2 (0.70%) Advertising
8 1 (0.35%) Marketing
8 1 (0.35%) Automotive
8 1 (0.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 51 (17.83%) Analyst
2 47 (16.43%) Support Engineer
3 34 (11.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 32 (11.19%) Network Engineer
5 22 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 22 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
6 21 (7.34%) 2nd Line Support
7 18 (6.29%) Administrator
8 15 (5.24%) IT Support
9 13 (4.55%) Project Manager
9 13 (4.55%) Consultant
9 13 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
10 11 (3.85%) Network Support
10 11 (3.85%) Field Engineer
10 11 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
11 10 (3.50%) Technical Analyst
12 9 (3.15%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
13 8 (2.80%) Service Analyst
13 8 (2.80%) Architect
13 8 (2.80%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.15%) Web Services
2 4 (1.40%) CSS
3 3 (1.05%) HTML
3 3 (1.05%) .NET
4 2 (0.70%) SOAP
4 2 (0.70%) WSH
5 1 (0.35%) J2EE
5 1 (0.35%) XML
5 1 (0.35%) ODBC
5 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.35%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.15%) Fat Client
1 9 (3.15%) Thin Client
2 8 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (2.45%) Client/Server
4 6 (2.10%) iPhone
5 5 (1.75%) Enterprise Storage
5 5 (1.75%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.75%) Replication
5 5 (1.75%) Blackberry
5 5 (1.75%) Firmware
5 5 (1.75%) EPoS
6 4 (1.40%) FMCG
7 3 (1.05%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.70%) NHS
8 2 (0.70%) CLARiiON
8 2 (0.70%) CCTV
8 2 (0.70%) SCADA
9 1 (0.35%) Open Source
9 1 (0.35%) Kindle
9 1 (0.35%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 178 (62.24%) Windows
2 91 (31.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 72 (25.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 58 (20.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (15.38%) Windows XP
6 38 (13.29%) Windows 7
7 33 (11.54%) UNIX
8 27 (9.44%) Linux
9 26 (9.09%) Windows 8
10 12 (4.20%) Solaris
11 8 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.40%) Windows 2000
12 4 (1.40%) Android
12 4 (1.40%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.05%) Mac OS
13 3 (1.05%) Debian
14 2 (0.70%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.70%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.70%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.70%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (22.73%) ITIL
2 29 (10.14%) Project Management
3 24 (8.39%) Service Delivery
4 18 (6.29%) Migration
5 16 (5.59%) Disaster Recovery
5 16 (5.59%) Network Design
6 12 (4.20%) Change Management
7 9 (3.15%) Capacity Planning
7 9 (3.15%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (3.15%) Service Management
8 8 (2.80%) PRINCE2
8 8 (2.80%) Test Scripting
8 8 (2.80%) Problem Management
8 8 (2.80%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (2.45%) Incident Management
9 7 (2.45%) Risk Management
10 6 (2.10%) CRM
10 6 (2.10%) Load Balancing
11 5 (1.75%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (1.75%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (12.94%) SQL
2 7 (2.45%) PowerShell
3 5 (1.75%) Java
4 4 (1.40%) Perl
4 4 (1.40%) VBScript
5 3 (1.05%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.70%) VB
7 1 (0.35%) Python
7 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 75 (26.22%) Cisco Certification
2 58 (20.28%) CCNA
3 55 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 36 (12.59%) CCNP
5 26 (9.09%) MCSE
6 24 (8.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 20 (6.99%) Degree
8 18 (6.29%) MCP
8 18 (6.29%) MCTS
9 14 (4.90%) MCSA
10 13 (4.55%) Security Cleared
11 10 (3.50%) CCIE
11 10 (3.50%) SC Cleared
11 10 (3.50%) NCDA
12 8 (2.80%) CCA
12 8 (2.80%) Citrix Certification
12 8 (2.80%) MCITP
13 6 (2.10%) CCDP
14 4 (1.40%) ISEB
14 4 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (12.24%) SLA
2 14 (4.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (4.55%) QA
4 5 (1.75%) BS7799
5 4 (1.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.70%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 119 (41.61%) Active Directory
2 86 (30.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (19.58%) Hyper-V
4 30 (10.49%) vSphere
5 26 (9.09%) XenApp
6 15 (5.24%) XenDesktop
7 11 (3.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 10 (3.50%) MetaFrame
8 10 (3.50%) XenServer
9 8 (2.80%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (1.75%) Terminal Services
11 3 (1.05%) vCloud
11 3 (1.05%) VMware Server
11 3 (1.05%) Squid
11 3 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (1.05%) NFS
12 2 (0.70%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.70%) VMware ESX
13 1 (0.35%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 13 (4.55%) SCCM
2 9 (3.15%) SCOM
3 8 (2.80%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (1.75%) WSUS
4 5 (1.75%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.70%) CiscoWorks
6 2 (0.70%) HP NNM
7 1 (0.35%) Cacti
7 1 (0.35%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.35%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.35%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.35%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.35%) Nagios
7 1 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.35%) Legato
Vendors
1 144 (50.35%) Microsoft
2 134 (46.85%) VMware
3 110 (38.46%) Cisco
4 72 (25.17%) Citrix
5 46 (16.08%) HP
6 27 (9.44%) NetApp
7 23 (8.04%) Dell
8 22 (7.69%) Juniper
9 19 (6.64%) EMC
10 17 (5.94%) McAfee
11 16 (5.59%) Red Hat
12 11 (3.85%) CheckPoint
13 10 (3.50%) AppSense
14 9 (3.15%) ProCurve
15 8 (2.80%) Symantec
16 7 (2.45%) Brocade
16 7 (2.45%) Oracle
17 6 (2.10%) IBM
17 6 (2.10%) Blue Coat
18 5 (1.75%) Apple
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