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

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 99 96 124
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +28
Permanent jobs citing LAN 176 178 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.55% 2.67% 1.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.81% 18.68% 10.91%
Number of salaries quoted 163 156 111
Average salary £34,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £22,550
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +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
1113 953 1292
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.15% 14.28% 17.14%
Number of salaries quoted 888 792 1026
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +19.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £50,000
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 3 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 3 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
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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 +6 101 £32,500 -3.70% 17
Cheshire -7 51 £39,000 -22.00% 3
Merseyside +18 17 £28,500 -9.52% 2
Lancashire -2 6 £27,500 -14.06% 1
Cumbria - 2 £24,690 -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 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 (88.32%) WAN
2 224 (60.87%) Windows
3 189 (51.36%) Microsoft
4 186 (50.54%) Active Directory
5 171 (46.47%) Cisco
6 143 (38.86%) VMware
7 129 (35.05%) Firewall
8 108 (29.35%) MS Exchange
8 108 (29.35%) VMware Infrastructure
9 100 (27.17%) DNS
10 98 (26.63%) TCP/IP
11 92 (25.00%) DHCP
12 88 (23.91%) Finance
13 82 (22.28%) ITIL
13 82 (22.28%) Windows Server 2008
14 78 (21.20%) Citrix
15 74 (20.11%) VPN
16 72 (19.57%) Cisco Certification
17 67 (18.21%) Windows 7
18 65 (17.66%) Exchange Server 2010
19 64 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
19 64 (17.39%) MS Excel
20 61 (16.58%) Windows Server 2003
20 61 (16.58%) Windows Server 2012
21 60 (16.30%) HP
22 54 (14.67%) Windows 8
23 53 (14.40%) SAN
24 52 (14.13%) SQL Server
25 51 (13.86%) Wireless
26 50 (13.59%) CCNA

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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
1 108 (29.35%) MS Exchange
2 65 (17.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 33 (8.97%) SharePoint
4 30 (8.15%) Exchange Server 2003
5 25 (6.79%) Exchange Server 2007
6 24 (6.52%) IIS
7 21 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2013
8 13 (3.53%) Lync
9 9 (2.45%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (2.17%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.82%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.27%) Apache
12 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 64 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 30 (8.15%) MS Office
3 5 (1.36%) PowerPivot
4 4 (1.09%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.99%) Office 365
2 5 (1.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 325 (88.32%) WAN
2 129 (35.05%) Firewall
3 100 (27.17%) DNS
4 98 (26.63%) TCP/IP
5 92 (25.00%) DHCP
6 74 (20.11%) VPN
7 53 (14.40%) SAN
8 51 (13.86%) Wireless
9 46 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
10 43 (11.68%) Network Security
11 35 (9.51%) VLAN
11 35 (9.51%) VoIP
12 25 (6.79%) MPLS
13 18 (4.89%) Internet
13 18 (4.89%) WLAN
14 17 (4.62%) SSL
15 16 (4.35%) OSPF
16 15 (4.08%) Cisco ASA
17 14 (3.80%) EIGRP
18 12 (3.26%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (14.13%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (2.17%) Crystal Reports
4 7 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.54%) MS Access
8 2 (0.54%) MySQL
9 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (2.17%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.82%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.27%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.27%) LoadRunner
General
1 88 (23.91%) Finance
2 25 (6.79%) Telecoms
3 17 (4.62%) Back Office
4 6 (1.63%) Manufacturing
4 6 (1.63%) Retail
5 4 (1.09%) Marketing
5 4 (1.09%) Legal
5 4 (1.09%) Aerospace
6 3 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (0.82%) Banking
7 1 (0.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 59 (16.03%) Support Engineer
2 53 (14.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 47 (12.77%) Network Engineer
4 45 (12.23%) Analyst
4 45 (12.23%) 2nd Line Support
5 36 (9.78%) IT Support
6 26 (7.07%) Administrator
6 26 (7.07%) 3rd Line Support
7 25 (6.79%) Support Analyst
7 25 (6.79%) Consultant
8 24 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 20 (5.43%) Systems Administrator
10 18 (4.89%) Architect
10 18 (4.89%) Technical Support
11 16 (4.35%) Cisco Engineer
12 14 (3.80%) IT Support Engineer
13 12 (3.26%) Support Technician
13 12 (3.26%) Network Consultant
14 11 (2.99%) Technical Architect
14 11 (2.99%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.99%) Web Services
2 5 (1.36%) JSP
3 3 (0.82%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.27%) EDI
4 1 (0.27%) HTML
4 1 (0.27%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (4.08%) Management Information System
2 13 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (2.99%) FlexPod
4 9 (2.45%) Fat Client
4 9 (2.45%) Thin Client
5 8 (2.17%) Mobile Computing
6 7 (1.90%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (1.63%) Blackberry
7 6 (1.63%) Replication
8 5 (1.36%) CMDB
8 5 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.09%) iPhone
9 4 (1.09%) CESG
9 4 (1.09%) Smartphone
9 4 (1.09%) SCADA
9 4 (1.09%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.09%) EPoS
10 3 (0.82%) CCTV
10 3 (0.82%) Clustering
10 3 (0.82%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 224 (60.87%) Windows
2 82 (22.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 67 (18.21%) Windows 7
4 61 (16.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 61 (16.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 54 (14.67%) Windows 8
6 46 (12.50%) Windows XP
7 34 (9.24%) UNIX
8 21 (5.71%) Linux
9 11 (2.99%) Android
10 4 (1.09%) Mac OS X
10 4 (1.09%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.82%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.82%) CentOS
12 2 (0.54%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.54%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.54%) AIX
12 2 (0.54%) Solaris
13 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (22.28%) ITIL
2 41 (11.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 27 (7.34%) Migration
4 22 (5.98%) Project Management
5 20 (5.43%) PRINCE2
6 16 (4.35%) Service Delivery
7 15 (4.08%) ERP
8 13 (3.53%) Risk Assessment
8 13 (3.53%) Line Management
9 12 (3.26%) Kalman Filter
9 12 (3.26%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (3.26%) Incident Management
9 12 (3.26%) Load Balancing
10 11 (2.99%) Security Management
10 11 (2.99%) CRM
11 10 (2.72%) Information Security
11 10 (2.72%) Validation
11 10 (2.72%) Coaching
12 9 (2.45%) Business Continuity
12 9 (2.45%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 36 (9.78%) SQL
1 36 (9.78%) PowerShell
2 14 (3.80%) C
3 12 (3.26%) T-SQL
4 5 (1.36%) VBScript
5 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.27%) Java
5 1 (0.27%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 72 (19.57%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 50 (13.59%) CCNA
4 35 (9.51%) CCNP
5 33 (8.97%) MCSE
6 26 (7.07%) MCP
6 26 (7.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 22 (5.98%) ITIL Certification
8 19 (5.16%) MCTS
8 19 (5.16%) MCSA
9 18 (4.89%) Degree
10 15 (4.08%) NCDA
11 11 (2.99%) MCITP
12 9 (2.45%) CCIE
12 9 (2.45%) Security Cleared
13 8 (2.17%) SC Cleared
14 7 (1.90%) Citrix Certification
15 6 (1.63%) CCA
16 5 (1.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 4 (1.09%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (10.33%) SLA
2 10 (2.72%) QA
3 8 (2.17%) ISO 9001
4 7 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.36%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.54%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.27%) COBIT
System Software
1 186 (50.54%) Active Directory
2 108 (29.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (12.77%) Hyper-V
4 37 (10.05%) vSphere
5 24 (6.52%) XenApp
6 20 (5.43%) XenDesktop
7 13 (3.53%) Terminal Services
8 11 (2.99%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (2.72%) XenServer
10 4 (1.09%) Terminal Server
10 4 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.82%) vCloud
12 2 (0.54%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.54%) Firmware
13 1 (0.27%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.27%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.27%) UAG
Systems Management
1 18 (4.89%) SCCM
2 17 (4.62%) Backup Exec
3 14 (3.80%) WSUS
4 13 (3.53%) WMI
5 7 (1.90%) SCOM
6 2 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.54%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.27%) SCSM
7 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.27%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 189 (51.36%) Microsoft
2 171 (46.47%) Cisco
3 143 (38.86%) VMware
4 78 (21.20%) Citrix
5 60 (16.30%) HP
6 50 (13.59%) NetApp
7 33 (8.97%) Symantec
8 28 (7.61%) Dell
9 23 (6.25%) CheckPoint
10 20 (5.43%) Juniper
11 19 (5.16%) Avaya
12 17 (4.62%) EMC
13 14 (3.80%) WatchGuard
14 13 (3.53%) ProCurve
14 13 (3.53%) Sophos
15 12 (3.26%) Wyse
16 11 (2.99%) McAfee
17 10 (2.72%) Fortinet
18 9 (2.45%) Veeam
18 9 (2.45%) 3PAR
Chester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Pension, Bonus, Healthcare
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £1 per annum + SALARY NEGOTIABLE
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Pension, Bonus, Healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + benefits and Parking!
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £55000 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Unilever
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £49000 - £53000 per annum + £5.4k car allowance, 15% bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Ascent People
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheadle
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Crewe
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £45000 per annum + CAR
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester, North West, United Kingdom
Crosslane Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 26 days ago
Stockport
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago