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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 137 111 119
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +8
Permanent jobs citing LAN 109 153 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.53% 2.11% 1.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.64% 14.43% 13.08%
Number of salaries quoted 93 135 124
Average salary £30,000 £29,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.69% -21.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,100 £22,000 £21,800
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -2.59%
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1024 1060 1086
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.39% 14.60% 14.51%
Number of salaries quoted 865 893 951
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,450 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £57,500
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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -20 58 £30,000 - 12
Cheshire -3 35 £30,000 +1.69% 6
Merseyside -16 5 £26,000 -5.45% 1
Lancashire -25 4 £21,000 -32.25% 1
Cumbria - 1 - - 1
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (95.02%) WAN
2 179 (59.47%) Windows
3 141 (46.84%) Microsoft
4 133 (44.19%) VMware
5 126 (41.86%) Cisco
6 121 (40.20%) Active Directory
7 110 (36.54%) Firewall
8 90 (29.90%) Windows Server 2008
9 88 (29.24%) TCP/IP
10 84 (27.91%) VMware Infrastructure
11 80 (26.58%) Cisco Certification
12 77 (25.58%) Windows Server 2003
13 73 (24.25%) Citrix
14 69 (22.92%) VPN
15 66 (21.93%) MS Exchange
16 64 (21.26%) MS Excel
17 60 (19.93%) Finance
18 58 (19.27%) SAN
19 57 (18.94%) Microsoft Certification
19 57 (18.94%) ITIL
20 56 (18.60%) Windows Server 2012
21 55 (18.27%) HP
22 53 (17.61%) CCNA
23 49 (16.28%) Wi-Fi
24 48 (15.95%) DNS
24 48 (15.95%) Hyper-V
25 45 (14.95%) Windows XP
26 42 (13.95%) SQL
26 42 (13.95%) CCNP
27 39 (12.96%) Windows 7

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 66 (21.93%) MS Exchange
2 37 (12.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (9.63%) Exchange Server 2003
4 26 (8.64%) Exchange Server 2007
5 20 (6.64%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (5.32%) SharePoint
7 14 (4.65%) WebSphere
7 14 (4.65%) IIS
8 9 (2.99%) Apache
9 6 (1.99%) Lync
10 5 (1.66%) Tomcat
10 5 (1.66%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (1.00%) Site Server
12 2 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 64 (21.26%) MS Excel
2 25 (8.31%) MS Office
3 2 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.33%) MS Project
4 1 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.00%) Bond Adapt
3 1 (0.33%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.99%) Office 365
2 3 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 286 (95.02%) WAN
2 110 (36.54%) Firewall
3 88 (29.24%) TCP/IP
4 69 (22.92%) VPN
5 58 (19.27%) SAN
6 49 (16.28%) Wi-Fi
7 48 (15.95%) DNS
8 36 (11.96%) OSPF
9 33 (10.96%) BGP
10 29 (9.63%) EIGRP
10 29 (9.63%) VLAN
11 28 (9.30%) MPLS
11 28 (9.30%) Ethernet
12 27 (8.97%) DHCP
12 27 (8.97%) Wireless
13 25 (8.31%) Internet
14 21 (6.98%) VoIP
15 16 (5.32%) WLAN
15 16 (5.32%) LDAP
15 16 (5.32%) IGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (11.30%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (6.31%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (1.66%) MySQL
5 4 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.33%) Informix
7 1 (0.33%) MS Access
7 1 (0.33%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.00%) Subversion
2 2 (0.66%) JIRA
2 2 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 60 (19.93%) Finance
2 19 (6.31%) Telecoms
3 14 (4.65%) Retail
4 12 (3.99%) Back Office
4 12 (3.99%) Manufacturing
5 10 (3.32%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.66%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (1.66%) Banking
7 3 (1.00%) Legal
7 3 (1.00%) Games
8 2 (0.66%) Advertising
9 1 (0.33%) Automotive
9 1 (0.33%) Law
9 1 (0.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 50 (16.61%) Network Engineer
2 45 (14.95%) Support Engineer
3 44 (14.62%) Analyst
4 35 (11.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 24 (7.97%) 2nd Line Support
6 23 (7.64%) IT Support
7 20 (6.64%) 3rd Line Support
7 20 (6.64%) Support Analyst
8 16 (5.32%) Administrator
9 13 (4.32%) Consultant
9 13 (4.32%) Firewall Engineer
9 13 (4.32%) Network Support
10 12 (3.99%) Systems Engineer
10 12 (3.99%) Project Manager
10 12 (3.99%) Field Engineer
11 11 (3.65%) Systems Administrator
12 10 (3.32%) Technical Analyst
12 10 (3.32%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
12 10 (3.32%) Wireless Engineer
13 9 (2.99%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.32%) SOAP
2 9 (2.99%) Web Services
3 5 (1.66%) CSS
4 4 (1.33%) HTML
4 4 (1.33%) .NET
5 3 (1.00%) WSH
6 2 (0.66%) J2EE
7 1 (0.33%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.33%) COM
7 1 (0.33%) XML
7 1 (0.33%) ODBC
7 1 (0.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (2.99%) Thin Client
1 9 (2.99%) Fat Client
1 9 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (2.33%) Client/Server
3 6 (1.99%) Enterprise Storage
4 5 (1.66%) iPhone
4 5 (1.66%) EPoS
4 5 (1.66%) Computer Science
4 5 (1.66%) Blackberry
4 5 (1.66%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.33%) Firmware
5 4 (1.33%) FMCG
6 2 (0.66%) SCADA
6 2 (0.66%) NHS
6 2 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (0.66%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.33%) IVR
7 1 (0.33%) Tandem
7 1 (0.33%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.33%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 179 (59.47%) Windows
2 90 (29.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 77 (25.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 56 (18.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 45 (14.95%) Windows XP
6 39 (12.96%) Windows 7
7 33 (10.96%) UNIX
8 32 (10.63%) Linux
9 28 (9.30%) Windows 8
10 12 (3.99%) Solaris
11 8 (2.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.33%) Android
12 4 (1.33%) Mac OS X
12 4 (1.33%) Windows 2000
12 4 (1.33%) Debian
12 4 (1.33%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.66%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.66%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.66%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.66%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (18.94%) ITIL
2 31 (10.30%) Project Management
3 26 (8.64%) Network Design
4 23 (7.64%) Service Delivery
5 18 (5.98%) Load Balancing
6 15 (4.98%) Network Management
6 15 (4.98%) Capacity Management
6 15 (4.98%) Disaster Recovery
7 12 (3.99%) Migration
8 10 (3.32%) Root Cause Analysis
9 8 (2.66%) Risk Management
9 8 (2.66%) Change Management
9 8 (2.66%) CRM
9 8 (2.66%) Capacity Planning
9 8 (2.66%) Strategic Planning
9 8 (2.66%) Incident Management
9 8 (2.66%) Problem Management
10 7 (2.33%) Service Management
10 7 (2.33%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (1.99%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 42 (13.95%) SQL
2 12 (3.99%) PowerShell
3 7 (2.33%) Perl
4 5 (1.66%) VBScript
4 5 (1.66%) Java
5 4 (1.33%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.00%) VB
6 3 (1.00%) Python
7 1 (0.33%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 80 (26.58%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (18.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 53 (17.61%) CCNA
4 42 (13.95%) CCNP
5 27 (8.97%) MCSE
6 25 (8.31%) Degree
7 22 (7.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 18 (5.98%) MCTS
9 16 (5.32%) MCP
10 14 (4.65%) MCSA
11 11 (3.65%) CCIE
12 10 (3.32%) NCDA
13 7 (2.33%) Security Cleared
14 6 (1.99%) MCITP
15 5 (1.66%) CCENT
15 5 (1.66%) A+ Certification
15 5 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (1.66%) CCDP
16 4 (1.33%) SC Cleared
17 3 (1.00%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (9.30%) SLA
2 14 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (4.32%) QA
4 5 (1.66%) BS7799
5 4 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.66%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 121 (40.20%) Active Directory
2 84 (27.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (15.95%) Hyper-V
4 33 (10.96%) vSphere
5 27 (8.97%) XenApp
6 11 (3.65%) XenServer
6 11 (3.65%) XenDesktop
6 11 (3.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 10 (3.32%) MetaFrame
8 5 (1.66%) Terminal Services
9 4 (1.33%) Squid
9 4 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.33%) vCloud
10 3 (1.00%) VMware ESX
10 3 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (1.00%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.66%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.33%) Xen
12 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.33%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 23 (7.64%) CiscoWorks
2 17 (5.65%) SCCM
3 13 (4.32%) HP NNM
4 12 (3.99%) SCOM
5 11 (3.65%) OpenView
6 9 (2.99%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (2.33%) Backup Exec
8 5 (1.66%) WSUS
9 3 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (1.00%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.66%) Nagios
10 2 (0.66%) HP SIM
11 1 (0.33%) HP Data Protector
11 1 (0.33%) Cacti
11 1 (0.33%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.33%) OVSD
Vendors
1 141 (46.84%) Microsoft
2 133 (44.19%) VMware
3 126 (41.86%) Cisco
4 73 (24.25%) Citrix
5 55 (18.27%) HP
6 28 (9.30%) Juniper
7 26 (8.64%) F5
8 25 (8.31%) Dell
9 23 (7.64%) NetApp
10 19 (6.31%) EMC
10 19 (6.31%) McAfee
11 18 (5.98%) CheckPoint
12 17 (5.65%) Red Hat
13 12 (3.99%) Fortinet
14 10 (3.32%) ProCurve
15 9 (2.99%) Symantec
15 9 (2.99%) AppSense
16 7 (2.33%) Avaya
17 6 (1.99%) Blue Coat
18 5 (1.66%) Brocade
Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £40000 - £49000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + on call
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: Yesterday
Nantwich, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + £2.1K On Call
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Broady Limited
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum + car or allowance + pension + healt
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 3 days ago
Merseyside
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £75000 - £85000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Kendal
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Altrincham, Stockport,...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25,000 to £40,000
Posted: 11 days ago
Nantwich
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + £2.1K On Call
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30,000 to £35,000 + car/allowance + bens
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £46000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago