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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 87 91 120
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +29
Permanent jobs citing LAN 185 202 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.85% 2.85% 2.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.42% 18.48% 11.36%
Number of salaries quoted 159 167 131
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £33,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -2.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £21,850
10% offered a salary of more than £56,700 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +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
1127 1093 1347
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.39% 15.40% 18.19%
Number of salaries quoted 842 842 1070
Average salary £37,500 £38,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,700
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.75%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +4 117 £34,778 +19.92% 14
Cheshire -7 37 £39,000 -13.33% 6
Merseyside +25 18 £37,500 +19.04% 5
Lancashire +2 11 £24,250 -14.91% 3
Cumbria -9 3 £24,690 -24.03% 1
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 304 (86.12%) WAN
2 211 (59.77%) Windows
3 174 (49.29%) Cisco
4 168 (47.59%) Microsoft
4 168 (47.59%) Active Directory
5 141 (39.94%) Firewall
6 128 (36.26%) VMware
7 119 (33.71%) DHCP
8 113 (32.01%) DNS
9 111 (31.44%) MS Exchange
10 94 (26.63%) Cisco Certification
11 90 (25.50%) ITIL
12 88 (24.93%) VMware Infrastructure
13 85 (24.08%) TCP/IP
14 78 (22.10%) VPN
15 77 (21.81%) Finance
16 74 (20.96%) CCNA
17 69 (19.55%) Windows Server 2008
18 67 (18.98%) Citrix
19 65 (18.41%) Windows 7
19 65 (18.41%) Exchange Server 2010
20 62 (17.56%) Microsoft Certification
20 62 (17.56%) SQL Server
21 61 (17.28%) MS Excel
22 60 (17.00%) Windows 8
23 58 (16.43%) HP
23 58 (16.43%) SAN
24 57 (16.15%) Wireless
25 56 (15.86%) Windows Server 2003
26 53 (15.01%) Hyper-V

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 111 (31.44%) MS Exchange
2 65 (18.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 40 (11.33%) SharePoint
4 36 (10.20%) Exchange Server 2003
5 29 (8.22%) Exchange Server 2007
6 28 (7.93%) Exchange Server 2013
7 25 (7.08%) IIS
8 16 (4.53%) Lync
9 13 (3.68%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (2.27%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.85%) Lotus Domino
12 2 (0.57%) CMS
13 1 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.28%) Apache
13 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.28%) WordPress
13 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 61 (17.28%) MS Excel
2 39 (11.05%) MS Office
3 5 (1.42%) PowerPivot
4 3 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.28%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (1.42%) Sage 50
2 2 (0.57%) Tridion
2 2 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.97%) Office 365
2 6 (1.70%) Mimecast
3 3 (0.85%) SaaS
4 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.57%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 304 (86.12%) WAN
2 141 (39.94%) Firewall
3 119 (33.71%) DHCP
4 113 (32.01%) DNS
5 85 (24.08%) TCP/IP
6 78 (22.10%) VPN
7 58 (16.43%) SAN
8 57 (16.15%) Wireless
9 44 (12.46%) Wi-Fi
10 40 (11.33%) Network Security
11 34 (9.63%) VoIP
12 29 (8.22%) VLAN
13 27 (7.65%) WLAN
14 25 (7.08%) MPLS
15 19 (5.38%) BGP
16 18 (5.10%) Internet
16 18 (5.10%) SSL
16 18 (5.10%) IPv4
17 17 (4.82%) Ethernet
17 17 (4.82%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (17.56%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (2.83%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (2.27%) Crystal Reports
5 7 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.28%) Informix
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (2.27%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.42%) Metasploit
3 2 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 77 (21.81%) Finance
2 28 (7.93%) Telecoms
3 11 (3.12%) Back Office
4 7 (1.98%) Retail
5 6 (1.70%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.42%) Aerospace
7 3 (0.85%) Law
7 3 (0.85%) Legal
7 3 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.57%) Games
9 1 (0.28%) Banking
Job Titles
1 64 (18.13%) Support Engineer
2 50 (14.16%) Network Engineer
3 49 (13.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 47 (13.31%) 2nd Line Support
5 37 (10.48%) Analyst
6 36 (10.20%) IT Support
7 29 (8.22%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 23 (6.52%) Technical Support
9 22 (6.23%) Consultant
10 20 (5.67%) 3rd Line Support
10 20 (5.67%) Cisco Engineer
11 19 (5.38%) IT Support Engineer
11 19 (5.38%) Support Analyst
12 18 (5.10%) Administrator
13 15 (4.25%) Architect
14 13 (3.68%) Network Consultant
14 13 (3.68%) Systems Administrator
14 13 (3.68%) Senior Network Engineer
15 11 (3.12%) Desktop Support
15 11 (3.12%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.40%) Web Services
2 7 (1.98%) JSP
3 4 (1.13%) .NET
4 3 (0.85%) EDI
4 3 (0.85%) X-Windows
5 2 (0.57%) XML
5 2 (0.57%) XSLT
5 2 (0.57%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.28%) COM
6 1 (0.28%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.53%) Management Information System
1 16 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.40%) FlexPod
3 11 (3.12%) Replication
3 11 (3.12%) Blackberry
4 9 (2.55%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (2.27%) Fat Client
5 8 (2.27%) Mobile Computing
5 8 (2.27%) Thin Client
6 7 (1.98%) iPhone
7 6 (1.70%) iPad
8 5 (1.42%) Open Source
8 5 (1.42%) RMADS
8 5 (1.42%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.42%) CESG
8 5 (1.42%) SCADA
9 4 (1.13%) Mathematics
9 4 (1.13%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.13%) EPoS
9 4 (1.13%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 211 (59.77%) Windows
2 69 (19.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 65 (18.41%) Windows 7
4 60 (17.00%) Windows 8
5 56 (15.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 51 (14.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 45 (12.75%) Windows XP
8 22 (6.23%) UNIX
9 15 (4.25%) Linux
10 13 (3.68%) Android
11 6 (1.70%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.85%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.85%) CentOS
13 2 (0.57%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.57%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.57%) AIX
14 1 (0.28%) Solaris
14 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (25.50%) ITIL
2 45 (12.75%) Disaster Recovery
3 26 (7.37%) PRINCE2
3 26 (7.37%) Project Management
4 21 (5.95%) Migration
5 17 (4.82%) ERP
6 15 (4.25%) Incident Management
7 14 (3.97%) Service Delivery
8 13 (3.68%) Network Architecture
8 13 (3.68%) Infrastructure Management
9 12 (3.40%) Network Management
9 12 (3.40%) Network Design
9 12 (3.40%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (3.12%) Validation
10 11 (3.12%) Line Management
11 10 (2.83%) Operations Management
11 10 (2.83%) Load Balancing
11 10 (2.83%) Information Security
11 10 (2.83%) Security Management
12 9 (2.55%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 40 (11.33%) SQL
2 31 (8.78%) PowerShell
3 14 (3.97%) C
4 12 (3.40%) T-SQL
5 8 (2.27%) VBScript
6 3 (0.85%) VB
6 3 (0.85%) VB.NET
6 3 (0.85%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.57%) C#
8 1 (0.28%) Java
8 1 (0.28%) PHP
8 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 94 (26.63%) Cisco Certification
2 74 (20.96%) CCNA
3 62 (17.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 41 (11.61%) Degree
5 36 (10.20%) MCSE
5 36 (10.20%) CCNP
6 24 (6.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 22 (6.23%) ITIL Certification
8 21 (5.95%) MCTS
9 18 (5.10%) NCDA
9 18 (5.10%) MCP
10 12 (3.40%) MCSA
10 12 (3.40%) CCIE
11 11 (3.12%) Security Cleared
11 11 (3.12%) CISSP
12 10 (2.83%) MCITP
12 10 (2.83%) SC Cleared
12 10 (2.83%) Citrix Certification
13 9 (2.55%) CCA
14 5 (1.42%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (11.61%) SLA
2 12 (3.40%) ISO 9001
3 7 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.98%) JSP 440
4 5 (1.42%) QA
5 2 (0.57%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.28%) COBIT
System Software
1 168 (47.59%) Active Directory
2 88 (24.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (15.01%) Hyper-V
4 27 (7.65%) vSphere
5 25 (7.08%) XenDesktop
6 21 (5.95%) XenApp
7 12 (3.40%) XenServer
8 10 (2.83%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.85%) Terminal Server
9 3 (0.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (0.85%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.28%) vCloud
11 1 (0.28%) UAG
11 1 (0.28%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 18 (5.10%) Backup Exec
1 18 (5.10%) SCCM
2 13 (3.68%) WMI
3 11 (3.12%) WSUS
4 6 (1.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (1.42%) SCOM
6 3 (0.85%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (0.57%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.28%) Cisco LMS
8 1 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.28%) OVSD
8 1 (0.28%) Nagios
8 1 (0.28%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.28%) OpenView
8 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 174 (49.29%) Cisco
2 168 (47.59%) Microsoft
3 128 (36.26%) VMware
4 67 (18.98%) Citrix
5 58 (16.43%) HP
6 52 (14.73%) NetApp
7 31 (8.78%) Symantec
8 29 (8.22%) CheckPoint
9 28 (7.93%) Dell
10 26 (7.37%) Juniper
11 18 (5.10%) Avaya
12 16 (4.53%) WatchGuard
13 15 (4.25%) EMC
14 14 (3.97%) Veeam
15 13 (3.68%) 3PAR
15 13 (3.68%) Sophos
15 13 (3.68%) Wyse
16 11 (3.12%) IBM
16 11 (3.12%) SolarWinds
17 9 (2.55%) Fortinet
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