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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 124 152 118
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -34
Permanent jobs citing LAN 134 97 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.11% 1.38% 1.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.42% 9.23% 12.93%
Number of salaries quoted 100 87 134
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,400 £20,100 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £42,900 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
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
929 1051 1129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.61% 14.93% 15.07%
Number of salaries quoted 741 876 946
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,250 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
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 2 July 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 2 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
Manchester +18 61 £30,250 +0.83% 10
Cheshire +15 46 £37,500 +15.38% 12
Merseyside +17 12 £45,000 +53.84% 4
Lancashire -9 12 £25,000 - 2
Cumbria -4 1 £24,936 - 1
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 284 (85.29%) WAN
2 186 (55.86%) Windows
3 174 (52.25%) Cisco
4 150 (45.05%) Microsoft
5 139 (41.74%) Active Directory
6 123 (36.94%) Firewall
7 122 (36.64%) VMware
8 108 (32.43%) DHCP
9 102 (30.63%) ITIL
9 102 (30.63%) Cisco Certification
10 100 (30.03%) DNS
11 84 (25.23%) TCP/IP
12 83 (24.92%) VMware Infrastructure
13 81 (24.32%) MS Exchange
14 79 (23.72%) CCNA
15 72 (21.62%) VPN
16 70 (21.02%) Citrix
16 70 (21.02%) Microsoft Certification
17 69 (20.72%) Windows Server 2008
18 62 (18.62%) Windows Server 2012
19 59 (17.72%) Wireless
20 57 (17.12%) Finance
20 57 (17.12%) SAN
20 57 (17.12%) HP
21 56 (16.82%) Degree
22 53 (15.92%) Windows Server 2003
23 51 (15.32%) NetApp
23 51 (15.32%) CCNP
23 51 (15.32%) VoIP
23 51 (15.32%) Windows 7

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 81 (24.32%) MS Exchange
2 45 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (9.01%) Exchange Server 2013
4 29 (8.71%) Exchange Server 2003
5 25 (7.51%) Exchange Server 2007
6 20 (6.01%) IIS
7 19 (5.71%) Lync
8 18 (5.41%) SharePoint
9 5 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.20%) Oracle Application Server
10 4 (1.20%) Oracle 9iAS
11 3 (0.90%) CMS
12 2 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.30%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.30%) Lotus Domino
13 1 (0.30%) Apache
13 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.30%) WordPress
13 1 (0.30%) nginx
13 1 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 49 (14.71%) MS Excel
2 44 (13.21%) MS Office
3 3 (0.90%) ProjectWise
4 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.30%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (1.50%) Sage 50
2 3 (0.90%) Tridion
2 3 (0.90%) Primavera
3 2 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.60%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.30%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (1.20%) Office 365
2 2 (0.60%) OneDrive
2 2 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.30%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 284 (85.29%) WAN
2 123 (36.94%) Firewall
3 108 (32.43%) DHCP
4 100 (30.03%) DNS
5 84 (25.23%) TCP/IP
6 72 (21.62%) VPN
7 59 (17.72%) Wireless
8 57 (17.12%) SAN
9 51 (15.32%) VoIP
10 40 (12.01%) Network Security
11 38 (11.41%) Wi-Fi
12 29 (8.71%) MPLS
13 28 (8.41%) VLAN
14 26 (7.81%) Internet
15 25 (7.51%) Ethernet
16 23 (6.91%) Cisco IOS
17 21 (6.31%) BGP
18 20 (6.01%) SSL
19 19 (5.71%) WLAN
19 19 (5.71%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (13.21%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (3.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.50%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (1.20%) Oracle9i Database
7 4 (1.20%) MySQL
8 3 (0.90%) Informix
9 1 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.30%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 9 (2.70%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.60%) AppScan
General
1 57 (17.12%) Finance
2 26 (7.81%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.00%) Retail
4 9 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 9 (2.70%) Back Office
5 8 (2.40%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (1.80%) Legal
7 2 (0.60%) Advertising
7 2 (0.60%) Games
7 2 (0.60%) Law
8 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 60 (18.02%) Network Engineer
2 53 (15.92%) Support Engineer
3 48 (14.41%) Analyst
4 39 (11.71%) 2nd Line Support
5 37 (11.11%) IT Support
6 33 (9.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 25 (7.51%) Cisco Engineer
8 21 (6.31%) IT Support Engineer
9 18 (5.41%) Consultant
10 16 (4.80%) Administrator
10 16 (4.80%) Support Analyst
10 16 (4.80%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 15 (4.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 15 (4.50%) Technical Support
11 15 (4.50%) 3rd Line Support
12 13 (3.90%) Network Security Engineer
12 13 (3.90%) Network Consultant
12 13 (3.90%) Architect
12 13 (3.90%) Senior Network Engineer
12 13 (3.90%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.80%) JSP
2 5 (1.50%) XML
3 4 (1.20%) EDI
3 4 (1.20%) Web Services
3 4 (1.20%) .NET
4 3 (0.90%) ASP.NET
4 3 (0.90%) XSLT
4 3 (0.90%) WebCenter
5 2 (0.60%) REST
5 2 (0.60%) X-Windows
5 2 (0.60%) JSON
6 1 (0.30%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 37 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 16 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.20%) FlexPod
4 13 (3.90%) Fat Client
4 13 (3.90%) Thin Client
4 13 (3.90%) Blackberry
5 12 (3.60%) Video Conferencing
6 10 (3.00%) Client/Server
7 9 (2.70%) iPhone
8 8 (2.40%) iPad
8 8 (2.40%) RMADS
8 8 (2.40%) Mobile Computing
8 8 (2.40%) EPoS
8 8 (2.40%) Management Information System
8 8 (2.40%) Replication
8 8 (2.40%) Clustering
9 7 (2.10%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.80%) Life Science
10 6 (1.80%) CCTV
10 6 (1.80%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 186 (55.86%) Windows
2 69 (20.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 62 (18.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 53 (15.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 51 (15.32%) Windows 7
6 45 (13.51%) Windows XP
7 35 (10.51%) Windows 8
8 21 (6.31%) UNIX
9 15 (4.50%) Linux
10 11 (3.30%) Android
11 6 (1.80%) Mac OS X
11 6 (1.80%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.90%) CentOS
13 2 (0.60%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.30%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.30%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.30%) AIX
14 1 (0.30%) Solaris
14 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (30.63%) ITIL
2 35 (10.51%) Disaster Recovery
3 26 (7.81%) Project Management
4 25 (7.51%) Migration
5 20 (6.01%) Service Delivery
6 19 (5.71%) Incident Management
7 17 (5.11%) PRINCE2
8 16 (4.80%) Network Architecture
9 15 (4.50%) Service Management
9 15 (4.50%) Business Continuity
10 14 (4.20%) Network Design
11 12 (3.60%) Change Management
11 12 (3.60%) Load Balancing
12 10 (3.00%) Operations Management
12 10 (3.00%) Infrastructure Management
12 10 (3.00%) Network Monitoring
13 9 (2.70%) Network Management
13 9 (2.70%) Root Cause Analysis
13 9 (2.70%) ERP
14 8 (2.40%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (10.21%) SQL
2 13 (3.90%) PowerShell
3 7 (2.10%) VBScript
3 7 (2.10%) C
4 5 (1.50%) C#
4 5 (1.50%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.20%) VB.NET
6 3 (0.90%) VB
6 3 (0.90%) Prolog
6 3 (0.90%) T-SQL
6 3 (0.90%) Java
6 3 (0.90%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.60%) Perl
7 2 (0.60%) C++
7 2 (0.60%) Python
8 1 (0.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 102 (30.63%) Cisco Certification
2 79 (23.72%) CCNA
3 70 (21.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 56 (16.82%) Degree
5 51 (15.32%) CCNP
6 36 (10.81%) MCSE
7 26 (7.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 24 (7.21%) MCTS
9 23 (6.91%) ITIL Certification
10 18 (5.41%) MCSA
11 17 (5.11%) NCDA
12 16 (4.80%) MCP
13 14 (4.20%) MCITP
14 13 (3.90%) CCIE
14 13 (3.90%) CISSP
15 10 (3.00%) Security Cleared
16 9 (2.70%) SC Cleared
16 9 (2.70%) Citrix Certification
17 8 (2.40%) CCA
18 7 (2.10%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (11.41%) SLA
2 12 (3.60%) ISO 9001
3 6 (1.80%) JSP 440
4 4 (1.20%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.30%) COBIT
6 1 (0.30%) QA
System Software
1 139 (41.74%) Active Directory
2 83 (24.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (10.51%) Hyper-V
4 25 (7.51%) XenDesktop
5 20 (6.01%) vSphere
6 19 (5.71%) XenApp
7 11 (3.30%) XenServer
8 6 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.50%) vCloud
9 5 (1.50%) ISA Server
10 4 (1.20%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.90%) VMware Server
11 3 (0.90%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.60%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 29 (8.71%) SCCM
2 16 (4.80%) Backup Exec
3 11 (3.30%) WSUS
4 9 (2.70%) SCOM
5 8 (2.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.90%) Nagios
6 3 (0.90%) OpenView
6 3 (0.90%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.90%) ServiceCenter
6 3 (0.90%) OVSD
6 3 (0.90%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.30%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.30%) Cisco LMS
8 1 (0.30%) SnapMirror
8 1 (0.30%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 174 (52.25%) Cisco
2 150 (45.05%) Microsoft
3 122 (36.64%) VMware
4 70 (21.02%) Citrix
5 57 (17.12%) HP
6 51 (15.32%) NetApp
7 34 (10.21%) Juniper
8 28 (8.41%) CheckPoint
9 24 (7.21%) Dell
10 20 (6.01%) Symantec
11 18 (5.41%) Veeam
12 14 (4.20%) F5
12 14 (4.20%) EMC
13 11 (3.30%) IBM
13 11 (3.30%) SolarWinds
14 10 (3.00%) Avaya
15 9 (2.70%) Apple
16 8 (2.40%) McAfee
16 8 (2.40%) BT
16 8 (2.40%) Blue Coat
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