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

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 96 84 126
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +42
Permanent jobs citing LAN 188 205 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.58% 2.95% 2.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.01% 21.27% 14.39%
Number of salaries quoted 160 178 130
Average salary £33,250 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.76% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £70,000 £43,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
1105 964 1098
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 15.15% 13.88% 14.30%
Number of salaries quoted 921 796 938
Average salary £37,000 £42,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.94% +28.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,650
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 26 November 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 26 November 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 -15 101 £33,500 -21.17% 17
Cheshire -6 66 £30,000 -40.00% 13
Lancashire +1 12 £26,750 -2.72% 2
Merseyside +9 5 £46,500 +34.78% 1
Cumbria - 1 - -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 286 (87.20%) WAN
2 198 (60.37%) Windows
3 171 (52.13%) Microsoft
4 149 (45.43%) Active Directory
5 131 (39.94%) Cisco
6 125 (38.11%) VMware
7 106 (32.32%) Firewall
8 88 (26.83%) VMware Infrastructure
9 85 (25.91%) TCP/IP
10 84 (25.61%) Windows Server 2008
11 75 (22.87%) DNS
12 72 (21.95%) VPN
13 68 (20.73%) MS Exchange
14 65 (19.82%) ITIL
14 65 (19.82%) Citrix
14 65 (19.82%) Finance
15 64 (19.51%) MS Excel
16 62 (18.90%) DHCP
17 55 (16.77%) Windows Server 2012
18 54 (16.46%) Windows Server 2003
19 53 (16.16%) Cisco Certification
20 52 (15.85%) SAN
21 51 (15.55%) Microsoft Certification
22 50 (15.24%) HP
23 48 (14.63%) Windows 7
24 46 (14.02%) UNIX
25 42 (12.80%) Windows XP
25 42 (12.80%) Hyper-V
26 41 (12.50%) CCNA
27 38 (11.59%) Exchange Server 2010

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 68 (20.73%) MS Exchange
2 38 (11.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (8.54%) SharePoint
4 12 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (3.35%) Lync
5 11 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (2.44%) IIS
7 7 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (1.22%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.30%) Lotus Domino
11 1 (0.30%) Apache
11 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 64 (19.51%) MS Excel
2 25 (7.62%) MS Office
3 2 (0.61%) MS Project
3 2 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.61%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.88%) Office 365
2 5 (1.52%) SaaS
3 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 286 (87.20%) WAN
2 106 (32.32%) Firewall
3 85 (25.91%) TCP/IP
4 75 (22.87%) DNS
5 72 (21.95%) VPN
6 62 (18.90%) DHCP
7 52 (15.85%) SAN
8 36 (10.98%) Wi-Fi
8 36 (10.98%) Wireless
9 32 (9.76%) MPLS
10 25 (7.62%) VoIP
11 24 (7.32%) Network Security
12 20 (6.10%) VLAN
13 16 (4.88%) Internet
13 16 (4.88%) NAS
14 14 (4.27%) Cisco ASA
15 12 (3.66%) WLAN
16 10 (3.05%) OSPF
17 9 (2.74%) WAAS
17 9 (2.74%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (9.15%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.74%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (1.22%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.61%) MS Access
5 2 (0.61%) MySQL
6 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (1.52%) Visual Studio
1 5 (1.52%) QuickTest Pro
1 5 (1.52%) LoadRunner
2 3 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 65 (19.82%) Finance
2 28 (8.54%) Telecoms
3 19 (5.79%) Back Office
4 7 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
4 7 (2.13%) Law
5 5 (1.52%) Banking
5 5 (1.52%) Retail
5 5 (1.52%) Marketing
6 4 (1.22%) Legal
6 4 (1.22%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 69 (21.04%) Analyst
2 42 (12.80%) Support Engineer
3 37 (11.28%) Network Engineer
4 35 (10.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 28 (8.54%) Support Analyst
6 25 (7.62%) Administrator
7 23 (7.01%) 2nd Line Support
8 22 (6.71%) 3rd Line Support
9 21 (6.40%) Systems Administrator
9 21 (6.40%) IT Support
10 15 (4.57%) Service Analyst
10 15 (4.57%) Service Desk Analyst
11 14 (4.27%) Architect
12 13 (3.96%) Technical Analyst
12 13 (3.96%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 12 (3.66%) 1st Line Support
14 10 (3.05%) Solutions Architect
14 10 (3.05%) Project Manager
14 10 (3.05%) Network Manager
14 10 (3.05%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.74%) Web Services
2 4 (1.22%) JSP
3 1 (0.30%) XML
3 1 (0.30%) .NET
3 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.35%) Management Information System
3 10 (3.05%) Thin Client
3 10 (3.05%) Fat Client
4 9 (2.74%) FMCG
5 8 (2.44%) Replication
6 6 (1.83%) EPoS
7 5 (1.52%) CMDB
8 4 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.22%) iPhone
8 4 (1.22%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.22%) CESG
8 4 (1.22%) SCADA
9 2 (0.61%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.61%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.61%) CCTV
9 2 (0.61%) Statistics
9 2 (0.61%) CLARiiON
10 1 (0.30%) Clustering
10 1 (0.30%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 198 (60.37%) Windows
2 84 (25.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 55 (16.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 54 (16.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 48 (14.63%) Windows 7
6 46 (14.02%) UNIX
7 42 (12.80%) Windows XP
8 32 (9.76%) Windows 8
9 23 (7.01%) Linux
10 13 (3.96%) Solaris
11 8 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.22%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.22%) Windows Vista
12 4 (1.22%) Android
12 4 (1.22%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.91%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.61%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.30%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (19.82%) ITIL
2 27 (8.23%) Disaster Recovery
3 25 (7.62%) Project Management
4 20 (6.10%) PRINCE2
4 20 (6.10%) Service Delivery
5 19 (5.79%) Migration
6 18 (5.49%) Risk Assessment
7 14 (4.27%) Load Balancing
8 12 (3.66%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (3.66%) ERP
9 11 (3.35%) Service Management
10 9 (2.74%) Network Design
10 9 (2.74%) Test Scripting
10 9 (2.74%) Capacity Planning
11 8 (2.44%) Project Planning
11 8 (2.44%) Information Assurance
11 8 (2.44%) Test Automation
12 7 (2.13%) Incident Management
12 7 (2.13%) Kalman Filter
12 7 (2.13%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 28 (8.54%) SQL
1 28 (8.54%) PowerShell
2 9 (2.74%) T-SQL
3 3 (0.91%) VBScript
3 3 (0.91%) C
4 1 (0.30%) Java
4 1 (0.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 53 (16.16%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (15.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 41 (12.50%) CCNA
4 34 (10.37%) CCNP
5 24 (7.32%) MCSE
6 23 (7.01%) MCP
7 19 (5.79%) Degree
8 16 (4.88%) MCSA
9 11 (3.35%) SC Cleared
9 11 (3.35%) Security Cleared
10 10 (3.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (3.05%) MCITP
11 9 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (2.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 7 (2.13%) CCA
13 7 (2.13%) Citrix Certification
14 6 (1.83%) CCDP
14 6 (1.83%) MCTS
15 5 (1.52%) ISTQB
15 5 (1.52%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (11.28%) SLA
2 19 (5.79%) QA
3 13 (3.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.22%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.91%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 149 (45.43%) Active Directory
2 88 (26.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (12.80%) Hyper-V
4 32 (9.76%) vSphere
5 26 (7.93%) XenApp
6 16 (4.88%) Terminal Services
6 16 (4.88%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (3.35%) XenDesktop
8 10 (3.05%) MetaFrame
9 8 (2.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (1.22%) XenServer
11 3 (0.91%) Firmware
11 3 (0.91%) Terminal Server
11 3 (0.91%) NFS
11 3 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.61%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.61%) vCloud
13 1 (0.30%) UAG
Systems Management
1 10 (3.05%) Backup Exec
1 10 (3.05%) WMI
1 10 (3.05%) WSUS
2 5 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.22%) SCCM
4 2 (0.61%) SCOM
4 2 (0.61%) Cacti
4 2 (0.61%) Nagios
4 2 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.30%) Legato
5 1 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.30%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.30%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.30%) SCSM
Vendors
1 171 (52.13%) Microsoft
2 131 (39.94%) Cisco
3 125 (38.11%) VMware
4 65 (19.82%) Citrix
5 50 (15.24%) HP
6 27 (8.23%) Dell
7 24 (7.32%) EMC
8 23 (7.01%) NetApp
9 22 (6.71%) Juniper
10 19 (5.79%) CheckPoint
11 17 (5.18%) Symantec
12 14 (4.27%) ProCurve
13 13 (3.96%) Avaya
14 11 (3.35%) AppSense
15 10 (3.05%) WatchGuard
15 10 (3.05%) SAP
16 9 (2.74%) Business Objects
16 9 (2.74%) McAfee
16 9 (2.74%) Red Hat
16 9 (2.74%) Ipanema Technologies
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