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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 94 76 136
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +60
Permanent jobs citing LAN 190 209 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.58% 3.08% 1.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.87% 22.50% 12.86%
Number of salaries quoted 166 185 122
Average salary £32,500 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.52% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £65,000 £44,600
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
- +1.35%
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
1197 929 1159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.25% 13.68% 14.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1003 789 993
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £52,500
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 19 December 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 19 December 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
(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 -15 102 £32,500 -23.52% 14
Cheshire -4 71 £34,000 -24.44% 9
Lancashire -2 12 £26,750 -2.72% 1
Merseyside +3 3 £46,250 +34.05% 1
Cumbria - 1 - -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 312 (86.19%) WAN
2 221 (61.05%) Windows
3 190 (52.49%) Microsoft
4 171 (47.24%) Active Directory
5 147 (40.61%) Cisco
6 143 (39.50%) VMware
7 123 (33.98%) Firewall
8 103 (28.45%) VMware Infrastructure
9 92 (25.41%) TCP/IP
9 92 (25.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 91 (25.14%) MS Exchange
11 86 (23.76%) VPN
12 83 (22.93%) DNS
13 74 (20.44%) Citrix
14 73 (20.17%) ITIL
14 73 (20.17%) DHCP
15 71 (19.61%) MS Excel
15 71 (19.61%) Finance
16 61 (16.85%) SAN
16 61 (16.85%) Windows Server 2012
17 59 (16.30%) Windows Server 2003
18 57 (15.75%) Cisco Certification
19 56 (15.47%) Windows 7
19 56 (15.47%) Exchange Server 2010
20 55 (15.19%) HP
21 51 (14.09%) Microsoft Certification
21 51 (14.09%) Hyper-V
22 50 (13.81%) Windows XP
23 47 (12.98%) UNIX
24 46 (12.71%) Wireless

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 91 (25.14%) MS Exchange
2 56 (15.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 31 (8.56%) SharePoint
4 18 (4.97%) Exchange Server 2003
4 18 (4.97%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (2.76%) Lync
6 10 (2.76%) IIS
7 8 (2.21%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (1.93%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.55%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.28%) Apache
10 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 71 (19.61%) MS Excel
2 25 (6.91%) MS Office
3 5 (1.38%) PowerPivot
4 2 (0.55%) MS Project
4 2 (0.55%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.97%) Office 365
2 5 (1.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 312 (86.19%) WAN
2 123 (33.98%) Firewall
3 92 (25.41%) TCP/IP
4 86 (23.76%) VPN
5 83 (22.93%) DNS
6 73 (20.17%) DHCP
7 61 (16.85%) SAN
8 46 (12.71%) Wireless
9 40 (11.05%) Wi-Fi
10 37 (10.22%) MPLS
11 28 (7.73%) VoIP
11 28 (7.73%) Network Security
12 26 (7.18%) VLAN
13 18 (4.97%) Internet
14 16 (4.42%) WLAN
15 15 (4.14%) NAS
16 14 (3.87%) Cisco ASA
17 12 (3.31%) Cisco IOS
17 12 (3.31%) Unified Communications
18 11 (3.04%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (11.33%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.49%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (1.93%) Crystal Reports
3 7 (1.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.55%) MS Access
6 2 (0.55%) MySQL
7 1 (0.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (2.21%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.38%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (1.38%) LoadRunner
2 5 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 71 (19.61%) Finance
2 29 (8.01%) Telecoms
3 19 (5.25%) Back Office
4 7 (1.93%) Pharmaceutical
4 7 (1.93%) Law
5 5 (1.38%) Banking
5 5 (1.38%) Retail
5 5 (1.38%) Marketing
6 4 (1.10%) Legal
6 4 (1.10%) Aerospace
7 3 (0.83%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 70 (19.34%) Analyst
2 53 (14.64%) Support Engineer
3 42 (11.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 41 (11.33%) Network Engineer
5 33 (9.12%) 2nd Line Support
6 28 (7.73%) Support Analyst
7 25 (6.91%) Administrator
7 25 (6.91%) IT Support
8 22 (6.08%) 3rd Line Support
9 21 (5.80%) Systems Administrator
10 19 (5.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 17 (4.70%) Architect
12 15 (4.14%) Service Analyst
12 15 (4.14%) Service Desk Analyst
13 14 (3.87%) Technical Analyst
14 13 (3.59%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 12 (3.31%) 1st Line Support
15 12 (3.31%) Consultant
16 11 (3.04%) Project Manager
16 11 (3.04%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.49%) Web Services
2 4 (1.10%) JSP
3 1 (0.28%) X-Windows
3 1 (0.28%) HTML
3 1 (0.28%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.42%) Management Information System
2 14 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.04%) Replication
4 9 (2.49%) Thin Client
4 9 (2.49%) FMCG
4 9 (2.49%) Fat Client
5 6 (1.66%) EPoS
6 5 (1.38%) CMDB
6 5 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.10%) SCADA
7 4 (1.10%) CESG
8 3 (0.83%) CCTV
8 3 (0.83%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.83%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.83%) iPhone
9 2 (0.55%) Celerra
9 2 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.55%) CLARiiON
9 2 (0.55%) Clustering
9 2 (0.55%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 221 (61.05%) Windows
2 92 (25.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 61 (16.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 59 (16.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 56 (15.47%) Windows 7
6 50 (13.81%) Windows XP
7 47 (12.98%) UNIX
8 45 (12.43%) Windows 8
9 25 (6.91%) Linux
10 13 (3.59%) Solaris
11 8 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (1.93%) Android
13 5 (1.38%) Windows 2000
14 4 (1.10%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.83%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.83%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.55%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.28%) Windows NT
17 1 (0.28%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (20.17%) ITIL
2 32 (8.84%) Disaster Recovery
3 28 (7.73%) Project Management
4 25 (6.91%) PRINCE2
5 23 (6.35%) Service Delivery
6 21 (5.80%) Migration
7 18 (4.97%) Risk Assessment
7 18 (4.97%) ERP
8 15 (4.14%) Load Balancing
9 12 (3.31%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (3.31%) Kalman Filter
10 11 (3.04%) Service Management
10 11 (3.04%) Test Scripting
10 11 (3.04%) Incident Management
11 10 (2.76%) Network Design
11 10 (2.76%) Line Management
12 9 (2.49%) Coaching
12 9 (2.49%) CRM
12 9 (2.49%) Test Automation
12 9 (2.49%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 34 (9.39%) SQL
1 34 (9.39%) PowerShell
2 12 (3.31%) T-SQL
3 7 (1.93%) C
4 5 (1.38%) VBScript
5 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.28%) Java
5 1 (0.28%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 57 (15.75%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (14.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 43 (11.88%) CCNA
4 33 (9.12%) CCNP
5 26 (7.18%) MCSE
6 24 (6.63%) MCP
7 22 (6.08%) Degree
8 15 (4.14%) MCSA
9 14 (3.87%) SC Cleared
9 14 (3.87%) Security Cleared
10 11 (3.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 11 (3.04%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (2.76%) MCITP
12 8 (2.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 7 (1.93%) MCTS
13 7 (1.93%) CCA
13 7 (1.93%) Citrix Certification
14 6 (1.66%) CCDP
15 5 (1.38%) ISEB
15 5 (1.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (10.50%) SLA
2 20 (5.52%) QA
3 15 (4.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.10%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.83%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 171 (47.24%) Active Directory
2 103 (28.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (14.09%) Hyper-V
4 37 (10.22%) vSphere
5 27 (7.46%) XenApp
6 17 (4.70%) Terminal Services
7 16 (4.42%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (3.87%) XenDesktop
9 10 (2.76%) MetaFrame
10 9 (2.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (1.10%) Terminal Server
11 4 (1.10%) XenServer
12 3 (0.83%) NFS
12 3 (0.83%) Firmware
13 2 (0.55%) VMware ESX
13 2 (0.55%) vCloud
14 1 (0.28%) UAG
Systems Management
1 14 (3.87%) WSUS
2 13 (3.59%) WMI
3 12 (3.31%) Backup Exec
4 5 (1.38%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (1.10%) SCCM
6 2 (0.55%) SCOM
6 2 (0.55%) Cacti
6 2 (0.55%) Nagios
6 2 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.28%) Legato
7 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.28%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.28%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.28%) SCSM
Vendors
1 190 (52.49%) Microsoft
2 147 (40.61%) Cisco
3 143 (39.50%) VMware
4 74 (20.44%) Citrix
5 55 (15.19%) HP
6 34 (9.39%) NetApp
7 30 (8.29%) EMC
8 29 (8.01%) Dell
9 23 (6.35%) Juniper
10 21 (5.80%) Symantec
11 20 (5.52%) CheckPoint
12 17 (4.70%) Avaya
13 13 (3.59%) WatchGuard
13 13 (3.59%) ProCurve
14 11 (3.04%) SAP
14 11 (3.04%) Sophos
14 11 (3.04%) AppSense
15 10 (2.76%) Red Hat
16 9 (2.49%) McAfee
16 9 (2.49%) Wyse
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