The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 94 123 109
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -14
Permanent jobs citing LAN 206 151 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.87% 2.06% 2.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.31% 11.19% 15.04%
Number of salaries quoted 169 129 127
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £33,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £21,500 £20,100
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1067 1349 991
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.85% 18.38% 13.90%
Number of salaries quoted 819 1061 876
Average salary £40,000 £35,250 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.47% +5.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
LAN
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +36 122 £29,000 -27.50% 17
Cheshire +30 58 £45,000 +39.53% 11
Lancashire +2 14 £28,500 +3.63% 3
Merseyside -13 7 £31,500 +15.59% 1
Cumbria - 5 £32,500 -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 365 (95.55%) WAN
2 206 (53.93%) Cisco
3 196 (51.31%) Windows
4 153 (40.05%) Firewall
5 148 (38.74%) VMware
5 148 (38.74%) Microsoft
6 139 (36.39%) Active Directory
7 131 (34.29%) TCP/IP
8 110 (28.80%) Cisco Certification
9 102 (26.70%) Finance
9 102 (26.70%) Windows Server 2008
10 94 (24.61%) ITIL
11 92 (24.08%) MS Exchange
12 91 (23.82%) Windows Server 2003
13 90 (23.56%) HP
14 86 (22.51%) DNS
15 85 (22.25%) CCNA
15 85 (22.25%) VMware Infrastructure
16 71 (18.59%) Microsoft Certification
17 67 (17.54%) Citrix
18 66 (17.28%) MS Excel
18 66 (17.28%) SQL
19 65 (17.02%) OSPF
20 64 (16.75%) VPN
21 60 (15.71%) BGP
21 60 (15.71%) Internet
21 60 (15.71%) Project Management
22 59 (15.45%) SQL Server
23 58 (15.18%) EIGRP
24 56 (14.66%) Hyper-V

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 92 (24.08%) MS Exchange
2 54 (14.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 42 (10.99%) WebSphere
4 35 (9.16%) Exchange Server 2003
5 31 (8.12%) Exchange Server 2007
6 25 (6.54%) IIS
7 23 (6.02%) SharePoint
8 19 (4.97%) Exchange Server 2013
9 9 (2.36%) CMS
10 8 (2.09%) Apache
11 7 (1.83%) Lync
11 7 (1.83%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (1.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (1.05%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.79%) Site Server
15 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 5.5
15 1 (0.26%) IBM Notes
15 1 (0.26%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 66 (17.28%) MS Excel
2 27 (7.07%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (2.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.52%) Bond Adapt
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (0.79%) Office 365
2 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.26%) IaaS
2 1 (0.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 365 (95.55%) WAN
2 153 (40.05%) Firewall
3 131 (34.29%) TCP/IP
4 86 (22.51%) DNS
5 65 (17.02%) OSPF
6 64 (16.75%) VPN
7 60 (15.71%) BGP
7 60 (15.71%) Internet
8 58 (15.18%) EIGRP
9 53 (13.87%) Wi-Fi
10 50 (13.09%) VLAN
11 49 (12.83%) VoIP
12 45 (11.78%) LDAP
12 45 (11.78%) SAN
13 44 (11.52%) DHCP
13 44 (11.52%) SSL
14 43 (11.26%) SMTP
14 43 (11.26%) IGRP
15 42 (10.99%) HTTP
16 40 (10.47%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (15.45%) SQL Server
2 32 (8.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (7.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.05%) MySQL
5 4 (1.05%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.52%) Big Data
7 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 7
7 1 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.26%) Informix
7 1 (0.26%) MS Access
7 1 (0.26%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (0.79%) Subversion
2 2 (0.52%) JIRA
2 2 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 102 (26.70%) Finance
2 42 (10.99%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.66%) Manufacturing
4 12 (3.14%) Financial Institution
5 11 (2.88%) Retail
6 6 (1.57%) Back Office
6 6 (1.57%) Banking
7 5 (1.31%) Local Government
7 5 (1.31%) Legal
7 5 (1.31%) Games
8 3 (0.79%) Marketing
9 2 (0.52%) Advertising
9 2 (0.52%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 87 (22.77%) Network Engineer
2 51 (13.35%) Support Engineer
3 37 (9.69%) Analyst
4 36 (9.42%) 2nd Line Support
4 36 (9.42%) Firewall Engineer
4 36 (9.42%) IT Support
5 29 (7.59%) 3rd Line Support
6 27 (7.07%) Support Analyst
7 25 (6.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 21 (5.50%) Consultant
9 20 (5.24%) Infrastructure Manager
10 19 (4.97%) Architect
11 17 (4.45%) Project Manager
12 16 (4.19%) Server Engineer
13 14 (3.66%) Network Support
14 13 (3.40%) IT Support Analyst
14 13 (3.40%) Server Support
15 12 (3.14%) Field Engineer
15 12 (3.14%) Telecoms Engineer
15 12 (3.14%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (10.47%) SOAP
2 16 (4.19%) FIX Protocol
3 9 (2.36%) Middleware
4 7 (1.83%) HTML
4 7 (1.83%) .NET
5 6 (1.57%) WSH
5 6 (1.57%) Web Services
5 6 (1.57%) CSS
6 4 (1.05%) J2EE
7 2 (0.52%) MFC
7 2 (0.52%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (0.52%) Cocoa
8 1 (0.26%) COM
8 1 (0.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (3.14%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (2.62%) Enterprise Storage
3 9 (2.36%) Blackberry
4 7 (1.83%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.31%) Client/Server
5 5 (1.31%) Firmware
6 4 (1.05%) FMCG
6 4 (1.05%) iPhone
7 3 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (0.79%) IVR
7 3 (0.79%) EPoS
8 2 (0.52%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.52%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.52%) Statistics
8 2 (0.52%) SCADA
8 2 (0.52%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.26%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.26%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.26%) Open Source
9 1 (0.26%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 196 (51.31%) Windows
2 102 (26.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 91 (23.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 51 (13.35%) Windows XP
4 51 (13.35%) Windows 7
5 47 (12.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (8.90%) Windows 8
7 28 (7.33%) Linux
8 23 (6.02%) UNIX
9 7 (1.83%) Android
10 6 (1.57%) Mac OS X
10 6 (1.57%) AIX
11 5 (1.31%) HPUX
11 5 (1.31%) Solaris
12 3 (0.79%) CentOS
12 3 (0.79%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.79%) Debian
13 2 (0.52%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.52%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (24.61%) ITIL
2 60 (15.71%) Project Management
3 48 (12.57%) Network Design
4 43 (11.26%) Load Balancing
5 42 (10.99%) Capacity Management
5 42 (10.99%) Network Management
6 23 (6.02%) Service Delivery
7 14 (3.66%) Disaster Recovery
8 13 (3.40%) PRINCE2
9 12 (3.14%) CRM
9 12 (3.14%) Change Management
10 10 (2.62%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (2.36%) Root Cause Analysis
11 9 (2.36%) Network Monitoring
11 9 (2.36%) Service Management
12 8 (2.09%) Migration
13 7 (1.83%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (1.83%) Asset Management
13 7 (1.83%) Incident Management
14 6 (1.57%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 66 (17.28%) SQL
2 14 (3.66%) PowerShell
3 9 (2.36%) Java
4 7 (1.83%) VB
5 6 (1.57%) Perl
6 5 (1.31%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.05%) Pascal
7 4 (1.05%) Delphi
7 4 (1.05%) C
7 4 (1.05%) C#
7 4 (1.05%) VBScript
8 3 (0.79%) Python
9 2 (0.52%) VC++
9 2 (0.52%) C++
9 2 (0.52%) PHP
9 2 (0.52%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.26%) R
10 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 110 (28.80%) Cisco Certification
2 85 (22.25%) CCNA
3 71 (18.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 39 (10.21%) CCNP
5 38 (9.95%) MCSE
6 31 (8.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 28 (7.33%) MCTS
8 22 (5.76%) Degree
9 17 (4.45%) NCDA
10 16 (4.19%) ITIL Certification
10 16 (4.19%) MCP
11 15 (3.93%) CCIE
12 12 (3.14%) MCITP
13 9 (2.36%) Security Cleared
14 8 (2.09%) CCENT
15 7 (1.83%) MCSA
16 5 (1.31%) SC Cleared
17 4 (1.05%) A+ Certification
17 4 (1.05%) CCDP
17 4 (1.05%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (10.47%) SLA
2 7 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.31%) BS7799
4 4 (1.05%) QA
5 3 (0.79%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 139 (36.39%) Active Directory
2 85 (22.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (14.66%) Hyper-V
4 41 (10.73%) vSphere
5 36 (9.42%) XenApp
6 21 (5.50%) XenDesktop
7 17 (4.45%) XenServer
8 8 (2.09%) VMware ESX
9 7 (1.83%) Terminal Services
10 5 (1.31%) Xen
11 4 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.79%) vCloud
12 3 (0.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (0.79%) VMware Server
12 3 (0.79%) Squid
12 3 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.52%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.26%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.26%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 52 (13.61%) CiscoWorks
2 40 (10.47%) HP NNM
3 29 (7.59%) SCCM
4 22 (5.76%) SCOM
5 13 (3.40%) OpenView
6 12 (3.14%) Backup Exec
6 12 (3.14%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (1.83%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (1.31%) HP SIM
9 4 (1.05%) WSUS
10 3 (0.79%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.52%) Nagios
11 2 (0.52%) Tivoli
12 1 (0.26%) HP Data Protector
12 1 (0.26%) OVSD
12 1 (0.26%) Tivoli Monitoring
12 1 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 206 (53.93%) Cisco
2 148 (38.74%) VMware
2 148 (38.74%) Microsoft
3 90 (23.56%) HP
4 67 (17.54%) Citrix
5 54 (14.14%) F5
6 50 (13.09%) Juniper
7 33 (8.64%) NetApp
8 23 (6.02%) Dell
8 23 (6.02%) CheckPoint
9 22 (5.76%) McAfee
10 20 (5.24%) Avaya
11 12 (3.14%) Symantec
11 12 (3.14%) Fortinet
12 10 (2.62%) Nortel
12 10 (2.62%) SolarWinds
13 9 (2.36%) Verint
13 9 (2.36%) Red Hat
13 9 (2.36%) EMC
14 8 (2.09%) Oracle
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