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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 105 106 124
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +18
Permanent jobs citing LAN 169 147 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.32% 2.13% 1.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.22% 14.55% 13.78%
Number of salaries quoted 146 124 133
Average salary £33,000 £32,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.53% -1.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,000 £22,800
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £70,000 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
1042 1010 1067
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.31% 14.65% 14.45%
Number of salaries quoted 873 845 904
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 £22,150 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £65,000
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 17 September 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 17 September 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
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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 -2 91 £33,000 +10.00% 9
Cheshire +14 48 £30,000 -45.45% 12
Merseyside -6 13 £35,500 +4.41% 4
Lancashire -10 4 £17,000 -30.61% 1
Cumbria - 4 £42,500 -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 272 (92.20%) WAN
2 180 (61.02%) Windows
3 141 (47.80%) VMware
4 138 (46.78%) Microsoft
5 126 (42.71%) Active Directory
6 119 (40.34%) Cisco
7 97 (32.88%) VMware Infrastructure
8 93 (31.53%) Firewall
9 89 (30.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 75 (25.42%) Cisco Certification
11 71 (24.07%) Citrix
11 71 (24.07%) Windows Server 2003
12 62 (21.02%) MS Excel
12 62 (21.02%) MS Exchange
12 62 (21.02%) VPN
13 61 (20.68%) ITIL
14 59 (20.00%) TCP/IP
14 59 (20.00%) CCNA
15 56 (18.98%) SAN
15 56 (18.98%) Windows Server 2012
16 53 (17.97%) Hyper-V
17 48 (16.27%) Microsoft Certification
18 45 (15.25%) Wi-Fi
19 44 (14.92%) CCNP
20 43 (14.58%) Windows XP
21 42 (14.24%) Finance
22 41 (13.90%) Windows 7
23 39 (13.22%) UNIX
23 39 (13.22%) HP
24 38 (12.88%) DNS

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 62 (21.02%) MS Exchange
2 32 (10.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (8.81%) Exchange Server 2003
4 22 (7.46%) Exchange Server 2007
5 16 (5.42%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (5.08%) SharePoint
7 8 (2.71%) IIS
8 7 (2.37%) Lync
9 5 (1.69%) Apache
10 3 (1.02%) Tomcat
10 3 (1.02%) Site Server
11 2 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 62 (21.02%) MS Excel
2 26 (8.81%) MS Office
3 2 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.34%) MS Project
4 1 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.02%) Bond Adapt
2 2 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.34%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.07%) Office 365
2 2 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.68%) SaaS
3 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 272 (92.20%) WAN
2 93 (31.53%) Firewall
3 62 (21.02%) VPN
4 59 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 56 (18.98%) SAN
6 45 (15.25%) Wi-Fi
7 38 (12.88%) DNS
8 28 (9.49%) DHCP
9 27 (9.15%) MPLS
10 24 (8.14%) Wireless
11 22 (7.46%) Network Security
12 18 (6.10%) VLAN
13 17 (5.76%) VoIP
14 15 (5.08%) Internet
15 14 (4.75%) Ethernet
16 13 (4.41%) NAS
17 12 (4.07%) Cisco ASA
18 11 (3.73%) OSPF
19 10 (3.39%) WLAN
19 10 (3.39%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (9.49%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.73%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (3.73%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (3.05%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.68%) MySQL
6 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.34%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (1.69%) QuickTest Pro
1 5 (1.69%) LoadRunner
2 2 (0.68%) JIRA
2 2 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 42 (14.24%) Finance
2 20 (6.78%) Telecoms
3 19 (6.44%) Back Office
4 12 (4.07%) Retail
5 8 (2.71%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.03%) Law
7 5 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.68%) Legal
8 2 (0.68%) Banking
8 2 (0.68%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 59 (20.00%) Analyst
2 43 (14.58%) Support Engineer
3 42 (14.24%) Network Engineer
4 30 (10.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 24 (8.14%) Support Analyst
6 22 (7.46%) Administrator
7 19 (6.44%) 2nd Line Support
8 17 (5.76%) 3rd Line Support
8 17 (5.76%) Systems Administrator
9 15 (5.08%) IT Support
10 14 (4.75%) Architect
11 11 (3.73%) Consultant
11 11 (3.73%) Service Analyst
11 11 (3.73%) Service Desk Analyst
12 10 (3.39%) Network Manager
12 10 (3.39%) IT Support Analyst
12 10 (3.39%) Technical Analyst
13 9 (3.05%) Cisco Engineer
13 9 (3.05%) Senior Analyst
13 9 (3.05%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.03%) Web Services
2 3 (1.02%) .NET
2 3 (1.02%) CSS
3 2 (0.68%) HTML
4 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.34%) COM
4 1 (0.34%) XML
4 1 (0.34%) ODBC
4 1 (0.34%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.05%) FMCG
3 8 (2.71%) Thin Client
3 8 (2.71%) Fat Client
4 6 (2.03%) iPhone
5 5 (1.69%) EPoS
5 5 (1.69%) Firmware
5 5 (1.69%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.69%) Replication
5 5 (1.69%) Enterprise Storage
5 5 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.36%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.02%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.02%) CMDB
8 2 (0.68%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.68%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.68%) CCTV
8 2 (0.68%) NHS
8 2 (0.68%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.34%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 180 (61.02%) Windows
2 89 (30.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 71 (24.07%) Windows Server 2003
4 56 (18.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 43 (14.58%) Windows XP
6 41 (13.90%) Windows 7
7 39 (13.22%) UNIX
8 24 (8.14%) Linux
8 24 (8.14%) Windows 8
9 13 (4.41%) Solaris
10 8 (2.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.69%) Android
11 5 (1.69%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.36%) Mac OS
13 3 (1.02%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.68%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.68%) Debian
14 2 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (20.68%) ITIL
2 24 (8.14%) Project Management
3 23 (7.80%) Service Delivery
4 20 (6.78%) Disaster Recovery
5 19 (6.44%) Migration
6 12 (4.07%) Network Design
6 12 (4.07%) Load Balancing
7 11 (3.73%) Change Management
7 11 (3.73%) Coaching
8 10 (3.39%) ERP
8 10 (3.39%) Service Management
9 9 (3.05%) PRINCE2
9 9 (3.05%) Test Scripting
9 9 (3.05%) Incident Management
9 9 (3.05%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (2.71%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (2.37%) Risk Management
11 7 (2.37%) CRM
11 7 (2.37%) Project Planning
11 7 (2.37%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (10.51%) SQL
2 5 (1.69%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.02%) VBScript
3 3 (1.02%) Java
4 2 (0.68%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.68%) Perl
5 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.34%) VB
5 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 75 (25.42%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (20.00%) CCNA
3 48 (16.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 44 (14.92%) CCNP
5 22 (7.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 22 (7.46%) Degree
6 21 (7.12%) MCSE
7 19 (6.44%) MCP
8 15 (5.08%) MCTS
9 13 (4.41%) MCSA
10 12 (4.07%) SC Cleared
10 12 (4.07%) Security Cleared
11 8 (2.71%) NCDA
11 8 (2.71%) CCDP
12 7 (2.37%) CCA
12 7 (2.37%) Citrix Certification
13 6 (2.03%) MCITP
14 5 (1.69%) ISTQB
14 5 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (1.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (12.20%) SLA
2 15 (5.08%) QA
3 14 (4.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.69%) BS7799
5 3 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 126 (42.71%) Active Directory
2 97 (32.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (17.97%) Hyper-V
4 25 (8.47%) XenApp
4 25 (8.47%) vSphere
5 13 (4.41%) XenDesktop
6 11 (3.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 10 (3.39%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (3.39%) MetaFrame
8 7 (2.37%) Terminal Services
8 7 (2.37%) XenServer
9 3 (1.02%) VMware ESX
9 3 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.02%) VMware Server
9 3 (1.02%) NFS
10 2 (0.68%) vCloud
10 2 (0.68%) Squid
11 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.34%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 11 (3.73%) SCCM
2 8 (2.71%) SCOM
3 7 (2.37%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (1.36%) WSUS
6 3 (1.02%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.02%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.68%) Cacti
7 2 (0.68%) Nagios
8 1 (0.34%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.34%) Legato
8 1 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 141 (47.80%) VMware
2 138 (46.78%) Microsoft
3 119 (40.34%) Cisco
4 71 (24.07%) Citrix
5 39 (13.22%) HP
6 25 (8.47%) NetApp
7 22 (7.46%) Juniper
7 22 (7.46%) Dell
8 19 (6.44%) EMC
9 16 (5.42%) McAfee
10 14 (4.75%) CheckPoint
11 13 (4.41%) Red Hat
12 11 (3.73%) AppSense
12 11 (3.73%) ProCurve
13 10 (3.39%) SAP
14 9 (3.05%) Symantec
14 9 (3.05%) Business Objects
14 9 (3.05%) Ipanema Technologies
15 8 (2.71%) Oracle
16 6 (2.03%) Blue Coat
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