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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 122 145 112
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -33
Permanent jobs citing LAN 136 109 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.09% 1.52% 2.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.36% 10.38% 13.90%
Number of salaries quoted 100 94 124
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +1.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,150 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £47,500 £51,000
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
947 1050 1050
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.52% 14.68% 14.48%
Number of salaries quoted 763 888 881
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 £55,000 £57,500 £53,400
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 31 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 31 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 +22 73 £38,000 +26.66% 22
Cheshire +13 49 £37,500 +25.00% 7
Merseyside +19 8 £50,000 +92.30% 2
Lancashire -6 4 £19,250 -8.33% 1
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 266 (83.39%) WAN
2 177 (55.49%) Windows
3 168 (52.66%) Cisco
4 144 (45.14%) Microsoft
5 125 (39.18%) VMware
6 123 (38.56%) Active Directory
7 122 (38.24%) Firewall
8 102 (31.97%) DHCP
9 101 (31.66%) Cisco Certification
10 95 (29.78%) DNS
11 94 (29.47%) ITIL
12 81 (25.39%) TCP/IP
13 80 (25.08%) VPN
14 78 (24.45%) MS Exchange
14 78 (24.45%) VMware Infrastructure
15 73 (22.88%) Wireless
16 70 (21.94%) CCNA
17 64 (20.06%) Citrix
18 62 (19.44%) Microsoft Certification
18 62 (19.44%) Windows Server 2008
19 60 (18.81%) SAN
20 58 (18.18%) VoIP
20 58 (18.18%) Degree
21 55 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
22 54 (16.93%) HP
23 47 (14.73%) Finance
23 47 (14.73%) CCNP
23 47 (14.73%) SQL Server
24 46 (14.42%) MS Excel
25 44 (13.79%) Windows 7

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 78 (24.45%) MS Exchange
2 39 (12.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
4 22 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 20 (6.27%) Exchange Server 2003
6 19 (5.96%) SharePoint
7 15 (4.70%) Lync
8 9 (2.82%) IIS
9 5 (1.57%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.25%) OpenStack
10 4 (1.25%) Oracle 9iAS
10 4 (1.25%) Oracle Application Server
11 3 (0.94%) CMS
12 2 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.63%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.31%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.31%) Apache
13 1 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.31%) WordPress
13 1 (0.31%) nginx
Applications
1 46 (14.42%) MS Excel
2 40 (12.54%) MS Office
3 3 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.94%) ProjectWise
4 2 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.63%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (1.57%) Sage 50
2 3 (0.94%) Tridion
2 3 (0.94%) Primavera
2 3 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.94%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.31%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.88%) Office 365
3 3 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.63%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.31%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 266 (83.39%) WAN
2 122 (38.24%) Firewall
3 102 (31.97%) DHCP
4 95 (29.78%) DNS
5 81 (25.39%) TCP/IP
6 80 (25.08%) VPN
7 73 (22.88%) Wireless
8 60 (18.81%) SAN
9 58 (18.18%) VoIP
10 36 (11.29%) Internet
11 34 (10.66%) MPLS
11 34 (10.66%) Network Security
12 33 (10.34%) Wi-Fi
13 29 (9.09%) VLAN
13 29 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
14 26 (8.15%) Ethernet
15 20 (6.27%) WLAN
15 20 (6.27%) SSL
15 20 (6.27%) BGP
15 20 (6.27%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (14.73%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (2.82%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (2.19%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.57%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.25%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (1.25%) Oracle9i Database
7 4 (1.25%) MySQL
8 3 (0.94%) Informix
9 1 (0.31%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.31%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (1.88%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.63%) AppScan
General
1 47 (14.73%) Finance
2 25 (7.84%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.13%) Back Office
4 9 (2.82%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.51%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (2.19%) Retail
7 5 (1.57%) Legal
8 2 (0.63%) Advertising
8 2 (0.63%) Games
8 2 (0.63%) Law
9 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 55 (17.24%) Network Engineer
2 52 (16.30%) Analyst
2 52 (16.30%) Support Engineer
3 39 (12.23%) IT Support
4 31 (9.72%) 2nd Line Support
5 26 (8.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 22 (6.90%) IT Support Engineer
7 21 (6.58%) Cisco Engineer
8 19 (5.96%) Administrator
9 16 (5.02%) Architect
9 16 (5.02%) Network Analyst
10 15 (4.70%) Senior Network Engineer
10 15 (4.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 15 (4.70%) Support Analyst
10 15 (4.70%) Technical Support
11 14 (4.39%) 3rd Line Support
11 14 (4.39%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 13 (4.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 13 (4.08%) Consultant
13 11 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.13%) 802.1X
2 5 (1.57%) JSP
2 5 (1.57%) Web Services
2 5 (1.57%) XML
3 4 (1.25%) .NET
3 4 (1.25%) EDI
4 3 (0.94%) WebCenter
4 3 (0.94%) ASP.NET
4 3 (0.94%) XSLT
5 2 (0.63%) REST
5 2 (0.63%) JSON
6 1 (0.31%) HTML
6 1 (0.31%) COM
6 1 (0.31%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 34 (10.66%) Data Centre
2 14 (4.39%) Blackberry
3 12 (3.76%) Clustering
3 12 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.45%) Fat Client
4 11 (3.45%) Thin Client
5 10 (3.13%) Client/Server
5 10 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (2.51%) iPhone
6 8 (2.51%) iPad
6 8 (2.51%) FlexPod
6 8 (2.51%) Replication
7 7 (2.19%) Life Science
7 7 (2.19%) EPoS
7 7 (2.19%) EMC VNX
8 6 (1.88%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.88%) Mathematics
8 6 (1.88%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.57%) CCTV
9 5 (1.57%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 177 (55.49%) Windows
2 62 (19.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 55 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 44 (13.79%) Windows 7
5 40 (12.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 38 (11.91%) Windows XP
7 29 (9.09%) Windows 8
8 21 (6.58%) UNIX
9 16 (5.02%) Linux
10 12 (3.76%) Android
11 6 (1.88%) Mac OS X
11 6 (1.88%) Ubuntu
11 6 (1.88%) Windows Vista
12 4 (1.25%) Debian
13 3 (0.94%) CentOS
14 2 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.31%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.31%) SUSE
15 1 (0.31%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.31%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (29.47%) ITIL
2 31 (9.72%) Disaster Recovery
3 28 (8.78%) Project Management
4 26 (8.15%) Load Balancing
5 22 (6.90%) Migration
5 22 (6.90%) Network Design
6 21 (6.58%) Service Delivery
7 20 (6.27%) Incident Management
8 17 (5.33%) PRINCE2
9 16 (5.02%) Network Architecture
10 15 (4.70%) Service Management
11 14 (4.39%) Root Cause Analysis
12 12 (3.76%) Change Management
12 12 (3.76%) Business Continuity
13 11 (3.45%) ERP
14 10 (3.13%) Network Monitoring
15 9 (2.82%) Kalman Filter
15 9 (2.82%) Infrastructure Management
16 7 (2.19%) Capacity Planning
16 7 (2.19%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (12.23%) SQL
2 12 (3.76%) PowerShell
3 7 (2.19%) VBScript
4 6 (1.88%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.57%) C#
6 4 (1.25%) Java
6 4 (1.25%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.25%) VB.NET
7 3 (0.94%) VB
7 3 (0.94%) PL/SQL
7 3 (0.94%) Prolog
8 2 (0.63%) Python
8 2 (0.63%) Perl
8 2 (0.63%) C
8 2 (0.63%) C++
9 1 (0.31%) PHP
9 1 (0.31%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 101 (31.66%) Cisco Certification
2 70 (21.94%) CCNA
3 62 (19.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 58 (18.18%) Degree
5 47 (14.73%) CCNP
6 34 (10.66%) MCSE
7 20 (6.27%) ITIL Certification
8 19 (5.96%) MCSA
9 18 (5.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 16 (5.02%) MCTS
11 15 (4.70%) CISSP
12 13 (4.08%) CCIE
13 12 (3.76%) MCITP
14 10 (3.13%) MCP
15 9 (2.82%) NCDA
16 8 (2.51%) HP ASE
17 7 (2.19%) HND
17 7 (2.19%) CCSP
17 7 (2.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 6 (1.88%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (12.23%) SLA
2 9 (2.82%) ISO 9001
3 7 (2.19%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.57%) JSP 440
5 4 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.31%) QA
System Software
1 123 (38.56%) Active Directory
2 78 (24.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (10.97%) Hyper-V
4 21 (6.58%) XenDesktop
5 18 (5.64%) vSphere
6 16 (5.02%) XenApp
7 9 (2.82%) XenServer
8 8 (2.51%) ISA Server
9 7 (2.19%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (1.57%) vCloud
11 4 (1.25%) pfSense
11 4 (1.25%) Terminal Services
11 4 (1.25%) VMware ESX
11 4 (1.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.63%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.63%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 22 (6.90%) SCCM
2 15 (4.70%) Backup Exec
3 10 (3.13%) WSUS
4 8 (2.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (1.88%) SCOM
6 5 (1.57%) ARCserve
7 4 (1.25%) SCVMM
7 4 (1.25%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.94%) ServiceCenter
8 3 (0.94%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.94%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.94%) OVSD
8 3 (0.94%) Nagios
8 3 (0.94%) OpenView
8 3 (0.94%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.94%) Cisco LMS
9 2 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.31%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.31%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 168 (52.66%) Cisco
2 144 (45.14%) Microsoft
3 125 (39.18%) VMware
4 64 (20.06%) Citrix
5 54 (16.93%) HP
6 40 (12.54%) NetApp
7 32 (10.03%) CheckPoint
8 30 (9.40%) Juniper
9 21 (6.58%) F5
10 18 (5.64%) Dell
11 16 (5.02%) EMC
12 14 (4.39%) Veeam
13 13 (4.08%) Symantec
14 11 (3.45%) SolarWinds
15 10 (3.13%) Blue Coat
15 10 (3.13%) IBM
16 9 (2.82%) Avaya
16 9 (2.82%) Apple
17 8 (2.51%) Sage
17 8 (2.51%) BT
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