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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 104 128 117
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -11
Permanent jobs citing LAN 176 142 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.57% 1.91% 1.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.44% 13.08% 13.45%
Number of salaries quoted 139 119 114
Average salary £37,500 £33,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% +6.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £19,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £52,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
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
1009 1086 1011
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.76% 14.60% 14.75%
Number of salaries quoted 804 903 857
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 94 £33,250 +0.75% 21
Cheshire +22 63 £40,000 +33.33% 10
Merseyside +6 10 £35,500 +18.33% 3
Lancashire +5 4 £27,500 +61.76% 4
Cumbria -8 2 £32,500 -23.52% 1
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 269 (79.59%) WAN
2 185 (54.73%) Cisco
3 168 (49.70%) Windows
4 138 (40.83%) Microsoft
5 130 (38.46%) Firewall
6 124 (36.69%) VMware
7 118 (34.91%) Active Directory
8 116 (34.32%) Cisco Certification
9 111 (32.84%) DHCP
10 110 (32.54%) DNS
11 102 (30.18%) ITIL
12 89 (26.33%) TCP/IP
13 86 (25.44%) MS Exchange
14 84 (24.85%) VPN
15 78 (23.08%) Wireless
16 76 (22.49%) Citrix
17 69 (20.41%) CCNA
17 69 (20.41%) VMware Infrastructure
18 63 (18.64%) CCNP
19 61 (18.05%) Degree
20 60 (17.75%) VoIP
21 57 (16.86%) Windows Server 2008
22 56 (16.57%) Microsoft Certification
23 55 (16.27%) Windows Server 2012
24 54 (15.98%) SAN
25 51 (15.09%) HP
25 51 (15.09%) Network Security
26 48 (14.20%) VLAN
27 47 (13.91%) Finance
28 45 (13.31%) MPLS

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 86 (25.44%) MS Exchange
2 36 (10.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (7.40%) SharePoint
4 23 (6.80%) Exchange Server 2013
5 22 (6.51%) Exchange Server 2007
6 17 (5.03%) Exchange Server 2003
7 11 (3.25%) Lync
8 10 (2.96%) IIS
9 5 (1.48%) IBM Notes
10 4 (1.18%) Oracle 9iAS
10 4 (1.18%) OpenStack
10 4 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.18%) Oracle Application Server
11 3 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.89%) CMS
12 2 (0.59%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.30%) Apache
13 1 (0.30%) nginx
Applications
1 43 (12.72%) MS Excel
2 36 (10.65%) MS Office
3 3 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.89%) ProjectWise
4 2 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.59%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (1.48%) Sage 50
2 3 (0.89%) Dynamics GP
2 3 (0.89%) Tridion
2 3 (0.89%) Primavera
3 1 (0.30%) MFGPRO
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.30%) Agresso
3 1 (0.30%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.30%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (2.96%) Office 365
2 7 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.30%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 269 (79.59%) WAN
2 130 (38.46%) Firewall
3 111 (32.84%) DHCP
4 110 (32.54%) DNS
5 89 (26.33%) TCP/IP
6 84 (24.85%) VPN
7 78 (23.08%) Wireless
8 60 (17.75%) VoIP
9 54 (15.98%) SAN
10 51 (15.09%) Network Security
11 48 (14.20%) VLAN
12 45 (13.31%) MPLS
13 36 (10.65%) iSCSI
14 35 (10.36%) SSL
15 33 (9.76%) Internet
16 31 (9.17%) BGP
16 31 (9.17%) Cisco IOS
16 31 (9.17%) Wi-Fi
16 31 (9.17%) Cisco Nexus
17 29 (8.58%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (13.02%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (2.96%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (2.07%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.48%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.18%) MySQL
7 4 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.18%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (1.18%) Oracle9i Database
8 3 (0.89%) Informix
9 1 (0.30%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (1.78%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.59%) AppScan
General
1 47 (13.91%) Finance
2 23 (6.80%) Telecoms
3 11 (3.25%) Manufacturing
4 9 (2.66%) Back Office
5 8 (2.37%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (1.48%) Legal
7 4 (1.18%) Retail
7 4 (1.18%) Marketing
7 4 (1.18%) Law
8 3 (0.89%) Advertising
9 2 (0.59%) Games
10 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.30%) French Language
10 1 (0.30%) German Language
10 1 (0.30%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 69 (20.41%) Network Engineer
2 68 (20.12%) Analyst
3 48 (14.20%) Support Engineer
4 40 (11.83%) IT Support
5 28 (8.28%) Senior Network Engineer
6 26 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
6 26 (7.69%) Security Engineer
7 25 (7.40%) Senior Security Engineer
7 25 (7.40%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 24 (7.10%) 2nd Line Support
8 24 (7.10%) Network Analyst
9 20 (5.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 19 (5.62%) IT Support Engineer
10 19 (5.62%) Support Analyst
11 18 (5.33%) Architect
11 18 (5.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 17 (5.03%) Administrator
13 15 (4.44%) Technical Support
14 14 (4.14%) Cisco Engineer
15 12 (3.55%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.85%) 802.1X
2 8 (2.37%) Web Services
3 5 (1.48%) XML
3 5 (1.48%) JSP
4 4 (1.18%) .NET
5 3 (0.89%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.89%) XSLT
5 3 (0.89%) EDI
5 3 (0.89%) WebCenter
6 2 (0.59%) REST
6 2 (0.59%) JSON
7 1 (0.30%) COM
7 1 (0.30%) CSS
7 1 (0.30%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.17%) Data Centre
2 16 (4.73%) Hybrid Cloud
3 13 (3.85%) Blackberry
4 11 (3.25%) Clustering
4 11 (3.25%) Thin Client
4 11 (3.25%) Fat Client
5 10 (2.96%) Client/Server
6 9 (2.66%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.66%) Life Science
6 9 (2.66%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (2.37%) Replication
8 7 (2.07%) EPoS
8 7 (2.07%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (1.78%) EMC VNX
9 6 (1.78%) iPhone
9 6 (1.78%) iPad
9 6 (1.78%) Mathematics
9 6 (1.78%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.48%) CCTV
10 5 (1.48%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 168 (49.70%) Windows
2 57 (16.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 55 (16.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 36 (10.65%) Windows 7
4 36 (10.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 33 (9.76%) Windows XP
6 24 (7.10%) Windows 8
7 17 (5.03%) UNIX
8 12 (3.55%) Linux
9 10 (2.96%) Android
10 6 (1.78%) Mac OS X
10 6 (1.78%) Windows Vista
11 4 (1.18%) Debian
11 4 (1.18%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.59%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.30%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.30%) SUSE
13 1 (0.30%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.30%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (30.18%) ITIL
2 45 (13.31%) Load Balancing
3 29 (8.58%) Disaster Recovery
4 27 (7.99%) Project Management
5 25 (7.40%) Service Delivery
6 24 (7.10%) Network Design
7 22 (6.51%) Migration
8 21 (6.21%) Incident Management
8 21 (6.21%) Root Cause Analysis
9 20 (5.92%) PRINCE2
9 20 (5.92%) E-Commerce
10 18 (5.33%) Service Management
11 16 (4.73%) Network Architecture
12 12 (3.55%) Network Monitoring
12 12 (3.55%) Kalman Filter
13 11 (3.25%) Network Management
13 11 (3.25%) Business Continuity
14 10 (2.96%) Change Management
14 10 (2.96%) ERP
15 9 (2.66%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 44 (13.02%) SQL
2 11 (3.25%) PowerShell
3 7 (2.07%) VBScript
4 6 (1.78%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.48%) C#
6 4 (1.18%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.18%) Java
6 4 (1.18%) VB.NET
7 3 (0.89%) VB
7 3 (0.89%) Prolog
7 3 (0.89%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.59%) C++
8 2 (0.59%) Perl
8 2 (0.59%) Python
9 1 (0.30%) Ruby
9 1 (0.30%) R
9 1 (0.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 116 (34.32%) Cisco Certification
2 69 (20.41%) CCNA
3 63 (18.64%) CCNP
4 61 (18.05%) Degree
5 56 (16.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 31 (9.17%) MCSE
7 26 (7.69%) CCIE
8 19 (5.62%) MCSA
8 19 (5.62%) ITIL Certification
9 14 (4.14%) CISSP
10 11 (3.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 11 (3.25%) MCITP
11 10 (2.96%) HP ASE
12 9 (2.66%) MCTS
12 9 (2.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 8 (2.37%) CCSP
14 7 (2.07%) HND
14 7 (2.07%) SC Cleared
14 7 (2.07%) Security Cleared
15 6 (1.78%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (10.95%) SLA
2 8 (2.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (2.37%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.78%) ISO 9001
4 5 (1.48%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.30%) QA
System Software
1 118 (34.91%) Active Directory
2 69 (20.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (10.95%) Hyper-V
4 18 (5.33%) vSphere
5 15 (4.44%) XenDesktop
5 15 (4.44%) XenApp
6 8 (2.37%) ISA Server
7 6 (1.78%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.18%) vCloud
8 4 (1.18%) pfSense
8 4 (1.18%) VMware ESX
8 4 (1.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.89%) VMware Server
9 3 (0.89%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.59%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.59%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (5.92%) SCCM
2 14 (4.14%) Backup Exec
3 11 (3.25%) WSUS
4 8 (2.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (1.78%) Cisco CUCM
6 5 (1.48%) ARCserve
6 5 (1.48%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (1.18%) SCOM
7 4 (1.18%) SCVMM
7 4 (1.18%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.89%) ServiceCenter
8 3 (0.89%) OVSD
8 3 (0.89%) Nagios
8 3 (0.89%) OpenView
8 3 (0.89%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.89%) Cisco LMS
9 2 (0.59%) SnapMirror
9 2 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.30%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.30%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 185 (54.73%) Cisco
2 138 (40.83%) Microsoft
3 124 (36.69%) VMware
4 76 (22.49%) Citrix
5 51 (15.09%) HP
6 34 (10.06%) CheckPoint
7 32 (9.47%) NetApp
8 26 (7.69%) Juniper
9 25 (7.40%) F5
10 19 (5.62%) Dell
11 17 (5.03%) EMC
12 16 (4.73%) Veeam
13 11 (3.25%) WatchGuard
13 11 (3.25%) SolarWinds
13 11 (3.25%) IBM
13 11 (3.25%) Blue Coat
14 10 (2.96%) Huawei
15 9 (2.66%) Symantec
16 8 (2.37%) Sage
16 8 (2.37%) Websense
Manchester, Lancashire
Connected IT
Salary: £20000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Connected IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + attractive benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
X4 Group
Salary: Dependent on Experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wilmslow
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + on call
Posted: 4 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + bonus + excellent bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Extensive Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Oldham
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Nantwich
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + car + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £22000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Vodafone
Posted: 17 days ago