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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 103 92 103
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +11
Permanent jobs citing LAN 138 187 192
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.43% 2.87% 2.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.79% 16.29% 17.58%
Number of salaries quoted 107 159 157
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,800 £22,500 £22,800
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
874 1148 1092
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 15.40% 17.61% 15.51%
Number of salaries quoted 741 867 837
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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 -19 79 £39,000 +8.33% 18
Cheshire +23 29 £32,500 -13.33% 5
Merseyside +4 16 £33,000 -12.00% 4
Cumbria +13 6 £47,500 +92.38% 1
Lancashire -10 5 £25,000 -4.76% 2
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 221 (75.68%) WAN
2 148 (50.68%) Cisco
3 140 (47.95%) Windows
4 118 (40.41%) Active Directory
5 117 (40.07%) Microsoft
6 102 (34.93%) VMware
7 99 (33.90%) Firewall
8 95 (32.53%) Cisco Certification
9 92 (31.51%) VPN
10 90 (30.82%) ITIL
11 74 (25.34%) TCP/IP
11 74 (25.34%) Windows Server 2008
12 73 (25.00%) CCNA
13 72 (24.66%) Windows Server
14 65 (22.26%) CCNP
15 64 (21.92%) VMware Infrastructure
16 63 (21.58%) Windows 7
16 63 (21.58%) MS Exchange
17 60 (20.55%) Wireless
18 58 (19.86%) Windows Server 2012
19 55 (18.84%) DNS
20 50 (17.12%) Microsoft Certification
20 50 (17.12%) DHCP
20 50 (17.12%) SQL Server
21 49 (16.78%) Data Centre
22 47 (16.10%) Degree
23 45 (15.41%) VLAN
23 45 (15.41%) MS Office
24 42 (14.38%) MS Excel
24 42 (14.38%) Wi-Fi

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 63 (21.58%) MS Exchange
2 35 (11.99%) SharePoint
3 30 (10.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (7.53%) Exchange Server 2013
5 19 (6.51%) IIS
6 15 (5.14%) SharePoint 2013
6 15 (5.14%) Skype for Business
7 7 (2.40%) IBM Notes
8 4 (1.37%) JBoss
8 4 (1.37%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.68%) Apache
10 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.34%) CMS
11 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 45 (15.41%) MS Office
2 42 (14.38%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.03%) Infor M3
1 3 (1.03%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.34%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 37 (12.67%) Office 365
2 21 (7.19%) Cloud Computing
3 20 (6.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.71%) IaaS
4 5 (1.71%) PaaS
4 5 (1.71%) SaaS
5 3 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.03%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 221 (75.68%) WAN
2 99 (33.90%) Firewall
3 92 (31.51%) VPN
4 74 (25.34%) TCP/IP
5 60 (20.55%) Wireless
6 55 (18.84%) DNS
7 50 (17.12%) DHCP
8 45 (15.41%) VLAN
9 42 (14.38%) Wi-Fi
10 39 (13.36%) VoIP
11 35 (11.99%) Network Security
12 31 (10.62%) SAN
13 28 (9.59%) BGP
13 28 (9.59%) WLAN
14 27 (9.25%) Cisco Nexus
14 27 (9.25%) OSPF
15 25 (8.56%) Ethernet
16 23 (7.88%) MPLS
17 22 (7.53%) Internet
18 17 (5.82%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (17.12%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.34%) MySQL
4 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (1.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.68%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.34%) Ant
3 1 (0.34%) AppScan
3 1 (0.34%) Burp Suite
General
1 41 (14.04%) Telecoms
2 35 (11.99%) Finance
3 14 (4.79%) Back Office
4 11 (3.77%) Legal
5 8 (2.74%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.71%) Games
7 2 (0.68%) Law
7 2 (0.68%) Marketing
7 2 (0.68%) Retail
8 1 (0.34%) Billing
8 1 (0.34%) Electronics
8 1 (0.34%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 63 (21.58%) Analyst
2 61 (20.89%) Network Engineer
3 39 (13.36%) IT Support
4 27 (9.25%) 2nd Line Support
4 27 (9.25%) Support Engineer
5 26 (8.90%) Support Analyst
6 23 (7.88%) Technical Support
7 21 (7.19%) Cisco Engineer
8 19 (6.51%) IT Engineer
8 19 (6.51%) IT Technician
8 19 (6.51%) Support Technician
9 17 (5.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 17 (5.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 16 (5.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 16 (5.48%) IT Support Technician
11 15 (5.14%) Technical Analyst
12 14 (4.79%) Infrastructure Support
13 13 (4.45%) 3rd Line Support
13 13 (4.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 12 (4.11%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.08%) 802.1X
2 7 (2.40%) Middleware
3 4 (1.37%) XMPP
4 3 (1.03%) CSS
4 3 (1.03%) CSS3
4 3 (1.03%) HTML
4 3 (1.03%) HTML5
4 3 (1.03%) jQuery
4 3 (1.03%) WAP
4 3 (1.03%) Web Services
5 2 (0.68%) .NET
5 2 (0.68%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.68%) COM
6 1 (0.34%) EDI
6 1 (0.34%) LAMP
6 1 (0.34%) REST
6 1 (0.34%) XML
6 1 (0.34%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 49 (16.78%) Data Centre
2 21 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.77%) HP StoreVirtual
4 10 (3.42%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.74%) Client/Server
6 7 (2.40%) Clustering
6 7 (2.40%) Driving Licence
7 6 (2.05%) iPad
7 6 (2.05%) RSA SecurID
8 5 (1.71%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (1.37%) IVR
9 4 (1.37%) STB
10 3 (1.03%) AS400
10 3 (1.03%) CCTV
10 3 (1.03%) FMCG
10 3 (1.03%) iPhone
10 3 (1.03%) iSeries
10 3 (1.03%) Life Science
10 3 (1.03%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 140 (47.95%) Windows
2 74 (25.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 72 (24.66%) Windows Server
4 63 (21.58%) Windows 7
5 58 (19.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (11.99%) Windows Server 2003
7 26 (8.90%) Linux
8 22 (7.53%) Windows 8
9 21 (7.19%) Windows 10
10 15 (5.14%) Unix
11 11 (3.77%) CentOS
11 11 (3.77%) Windows XP
12 9 (3.08%) Android
13 8 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (2.40%) AIX
14 7 (2.40%) Data ONTAP
15 6 (2.05%) Mac OS X
16 4 (1.37%) Apple iOS
17 3 (1.03%) Solaris
18 2 (0.68%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (30.82%) ITIL
2 30 (10.27%) Disaster Recovery
3 29 (9.93%) Project Management
4 26 (8.90%) PRINCE2
5 25 (8.56%) Network Management
6 18 (6.16%) Network Design
6 18 (6.16%) Server Virtualisation
7 17 (5.82%) High Availability
8 16 (5.48%) Migration
9 15 (5.14%) Load Balancing
10 13 (4.45%) E-Commerce
11 12 (4.11%) Service Management
12 11 (3.77%) Service Delivery
13 10 (3.42%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (3.42%) Patch Management
13 10 (3.42%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 9 (3.08%) Kalman Filter
14 9 (3.08%) Mentoring
15 8 (2.74%) Line Management
15 8 (2.74%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 29 (9.93%) SQL
2 7 (2.40%) C
2 7 (2.40%) VBScript
3 6 (2.05%) Perl
3 6 (2.05%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.05%) Python
3 6 (2.05%) VB
4 5 (1.71%) C#
4 5 (1.71%) JavaScript
4 5 (1.71%) PHP
4 5 (1.71%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.68%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.34%) Java
6 1 (0.34%) PL/1
6 1 (0.34%) Ruby
6 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 95 (32.53%) Cisco Certification
2 73 (25.00%) CCNA
3 65 (22.26%) CCNP
4 50 (17.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 47 (16.10%) Degree
6 27 (9.25%) MCSE
7 20 (6.85%) MCP
8 18 (6.16%) MCSA
9 17 (5.82%) MCITP
10 15 (5.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 14 (4.79%) MCTS
12 12 (4.11%) CCIE
13 11 (3.77%) CISSP
14 10 (3.42%) A+ Certification
14 10 (3.42%) Network+ Certification
14 10 (3.42%) Security Cleared
15 8 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (2.74%) RHCE
15 8 (2.74%) SC Cleared
16 7 (2.40%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (9.25%) SLA
2 3 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.68%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 118 (40.41%) Active Directory
2 64 (21.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (9.59%) Hyper-V
4 15 (5.14%) vSphere
5 9 (3.08%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.71%) XenApp
7 3 (1.03%) XenServer
8 1 (0.34%) Firmware
8 1 (0.34%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 25 (8.56%) SCCM
2 8 (2.74%) Norton AntiVirus
2 8 (2.74%) WSUS
3 7 (2.40%) Backup Exec
3 7 (2.40%) HP SIM
4 6 (2.05%) SCOM
4 6 (2.05%) ServiceCenter
5 4 (1.37%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.03%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.68%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.68%) SnapMirror
7 2 (0.68%) SnapVault
7 2 (0.68%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.34%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.34%) CiscoWorks
8 1 (0.34%) SCSM
8 1 (0.34%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.34%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 148 (50.68%) Cisco
2 117 (40.07%) Microsoft
3 102 (34.93%) VMware
4 41 (14.04%) Citrix
5 36 (12.33%) HP
6 32 (10.96%) Juniper
7 25 (8.56%) Dell
8 20 (6.85%) NetApp
8 20 (6.85%) SolarWinds
9 18 (6.16%) CheckPoint
10 16 (5.48%) F5
10 16 (5.48%) Intel Security
11 14 (4.79%) Symantec
12 11 (3.77%) Sophos
12 11 (3.77%) Veeam
13 10 (3.42%) IBM
14 9 (3.08%) 3PAR
15 8 (2.74%) Avaya
16 7 (2.40%) Lotus
16 7 (2.40%) Red Hat
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