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

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 109 111 126
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +15
Permanent jobs citing LAN 171 148 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.33% 2.21% 2.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.13% 15.46% 13.93%
Number of salaries quoted 145 118 126
Average salary £33,000 £33,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.49% +3.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,200 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £70,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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
998 957 1041
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 13.63% 14.29% 14.39%
Number of salaries quoted 831 777 867
Average salary £37,500 £38,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% +10.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,550 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £52,500 £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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -7 89 £33,000 +10.00% 14
Cheshire +8 52 £30,000 -45.45% 8
Merseyside +6 13 £35,500 -2.73% 1
Lancashire -8 5 £17,000 -39.60%
Cumbria - 4 £42,500 -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 244 (91.04%) WAN
2 159 (59.33%) Windows
3 129 (48.13%) Microsoft
4 124 (46.27%) VMware
5 111 (41.42%) Active Directory
6 106 (39.55%) Cisco
7 85 (31.72%) Firewall
7 85 (31.72%) VMware Infrastructure
8 75 (27.99%) Windows Server 2008
9 60 (22.39%) Citrix
10 56 (20.90%) Cisco Certification
10 56 (20.90%) TCP/IP
11 54 (20.15%) MS Excel
11 54 (20.15%) Windows Server 2003
12 52 (19.40%) ITIL
12 52 (19.40%) Windows Server 2012
13 51 (19.03%) VPN
14 49 (18.28%) MS Exchange
14 49 (18.28%) SAN
15 43 (16.04%) Finance
16 42 (15.67%) UNIX
16 42 (15.67%) CCNA
17 41 (15.30%) DNS
17 41 (15.30%) Microsoft Certification
17 41 (15.30%) Hyper-V
18 40 (14.93%) CCNP
18 40 (14.93%) Wi-Fi
19 39 (14.55%) Windows XP
20 37 (13.81%) Windows 7
21 36 (13.43%) HP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 49 (18.28%) MS Exchange
2 24 (8.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (6.72%) Exchange Server 2007
4 15 (5.60%) Exchange Server 2003
5 12 (4.48%) SharePoint
6 11 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (2.61%) Lync
8 6 (2.24%) IIS
9 5 (1.87%) Apache
10 3 (1.12%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.37%) Site Server
11 1 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 54 (20.15%) MS Excel
2 24 (8.96%) MS Office
3 2 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.37%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.12%) Bond Adapt
2 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.37%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.48%) Office 365
2 2 (0.75%) SaaS
2 2 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 244 (91.04%) WAN
2 85 (31.72%) Firewall
3 56 (20.90%) TCP/IP
4 51 (19.03%) VPN
5 49 (18.28%) SAN
6 41 (15.30%) DNS
7 40 (14.93%) Wi-Fi
8 31 (11.57%) DHCP
9 25 (9.33%) MPLS
10 24 (8.96%) Network Security
11 20 (7.46%) Wireless
12 15 (5.60%) VoIP
12 15 (5.60%) Internet
13 14 (5.22%) VLAN
14 13 (4.85%) NAS
14 13 (4.85%) Cisco ASA
15 9 (3.36%) WAAS
15 9 (3.36%) Ethernet
16 8 (2.99%) WLAN
16 8 (2.99%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.72%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.36%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (2.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.12%) MySQL
5 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.37%) MS Access
5 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.87%) QuickTest Pro
1 5 (1.87%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 43 (16.04%) Finance
2 20 (7.46%) Back Office
3 19 (7.09%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.99%) Retail
5 6 (2.24%) Law
6 5 (1.87%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.12%) Legal
8 2 (0.75%) Banking
8 2 (0.75%) Marketing
9 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 58 (21.64%) Analyst
2 34 (12.69%) Network Engineer
3 33 (12.31%) Support Engineer
4 28 (10.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 24 (8.96%) Administrator
6 23 (8.58%) Support Analyst
7 19 (7.09%) Systems Administrator
8 16 (5.97%) 2nd Line Support
9 15 (5.60%) IT Support
10 13 (4.85%) Architect
10 13 (4.85%) 3rd Line Support
11 11 (4.10%) Service Analyst
11 11 (4.10%) Service Desk Analyst
12 10 (3.73%) Technical Analyst
12 10 (3.73%) Network Manager
12 10 (3.73%) Systems Engineer
13 9 (3.36%) Senior Analyst
13 9 (3.36%) IT Support Analyst
14 8 (2.99%) Solutions Architect
15 7 (2.61%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.24%) Web Services
2 3 (1.12%) CSS
2 3 (1.12%) .NET
3 2 (0.75%) HTML
4 1 (0.37%) WSH
4 1 (0.37%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.37%) XML
4 1 (0.37%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.36%) Fat Client
2 9 (3.36%) FMCG
2 9 (3.36%) Thin Client
3 5 (1.87%) iPhone
3 5 (1.87%) Management Information System
3 5 (1.87%) Replication
4 4 (1.49%) EPoS
4 4 (1.49%) Client/Server
4 4 (1.49%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (1.12%) CMDB
5 3 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.75%) CLARiiON
6 2 (0.75%) Blackberry
6 2 (0.75%) NHS
6 2 (0.75%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.75%) Smartphone
6 2 (0.75%) CCTV
7 1 (0.37%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.37%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 159 (59.33%) Windows
2 75 (27.99%) Windows Server 2008
3 54 (20.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 52 (19.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 42 (15.67%) UNIX
6 39 (14.55%) Windows XP
7 37 (13.81%) Windows 7
8 25 (9.33%) Linux
9 20 (7.46%) Windows 8
10 13 (4.85%) Solaris
11 8 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.49%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.49%) Android
12 4 (1.49%) Mac OS
13 3 (1.12%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.75%) Debian
14 2 (0.75%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.75%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.37%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (19.40%) ITIL
2 23 (8.58%) Disaster Recovery
3 21 (7.84%) Project Management
4 19 (7.09%) Migration
5 18 (6.72%) Service Delivery
6 12 (4.48%) Load Balancing
7 11 (4.10%) Service Management
7 11 (4.10%) Network Design
8 10 (3.73%) ERP
8 10 (3.73%) PRINCE2
9 9 (3.36%) Test Scripting
9 9 (3.36%) Coaching
9 9 (3.36%) Capacity Planning
9 9 (3.36%) Change Management
9 9 (3.36%) Risk Assessment
9 9 (3.36%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (2.99%) Incident Management
11 7 (2.61%) Project Planning
11 7 (2.61%) Risk Management
12 6 (2.24%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 24 (8.96%) SQL
2 5 (1.87%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.12%) Java
3 3 (1.12%) VBScript
4 2 (0.75%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.75%) Perl
5 1 (0.37%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.37%) VB
5 1 (0.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 56 (20.90%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (15.67%) CCNA
3 41 (15.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 40 (14.93%) CCNP
5 20 (7.46%) Degree
6 19 (7.09%) MCP
7 16 (5.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 16 (5.97%) MCSE
8 13 (4.85%) MCSA
9 12 (4.48%) SC Cleared
9 12 (4.48%) Security Cleared
10 10 (3.73%) MCTS
11 8 (2.99%) CCDP
12 7 (2.61%) CCA
12 7 (2.61%) Citrix Certification
13 6 (2.24%) MCITP
14 5 (1.87%) ISTQB
14 5 (1.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (1.87%) ISEB
15 4 (1.49%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (12.31%) SLA
2 16 (5.97%) QA
3 9 (3.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 111 (41.42%) Active Directory
2 85 (31.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (15.30%) Hyper-V
4 23 (8.58%) XenApp
5 21 (7.84%) vSphere
6 11 (4.10%) XenDesktop
6 11 (4.10%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (3.73%) MetaFrame
8 9 (3.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 8 (2.99%) Terminal Services
10 6 (2.24%) Firmware
10 6 (2.24%) XenServer
11 3 (1.12%) NFS
11 3 (1.12%) VMware ESX
11 3 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.75%) vCloud
12 2 (0.75%) Squid
13 1 (0.37%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.37%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (2.24%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (1.87%) WSUS
2 5 (1.87%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.12%) SCCM
3 3 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (1.12%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.75%) Nagios
4 2 (0.75%) Cacti
4 2 (0.75%) SCOM
5 1 (0.37%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.37%) Legato
Vendors
1 129 (48.13%) Microsoft
2 124 (46.27%) VMware
3 106 (39.55%) Cisco
4 60 (22.39%) Citrix
5 36 (13.43%) HP
6 22 (8.21%) Juniper
7 21 (7.84%) NetApp
7 21 (7.84%) Dell
8 19 (7.09%) EMC
9 15 (5.60%) McAfee
10 13 (4.85%) CheckPoint
10 13 (4.85%) Red Hat
11 12 (4.48%) ProCurve
12 11 (4.10%) AppSense
13 10 (3.73%) SAP
14 9 (3.36%) Ipanema Technologies
14 9 (3.36%) Symantec
14 9 (3.36%) Business Objects
15 8 (2.99%) Oracle
16 6 (2.24%) Blue Coat
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