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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 102 98 98
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Permanent jobs citing LAN 150 178 174
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.63% 2.58% 2.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.03% 15.85% 18.97%
Number of salaries quoted 132 164 157
Average salary £37,500 £34,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.29% -9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
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
832 1123 917
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.60% 16.25% 14.00%
Number of salaries quoted 690 932 794
Average salary £36,500 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.66% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,600 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 5 February 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 5 February 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 +20 99 £35,000 +7.69% 19
Cheshire -13 29 £37,500 - 8
Merseyside -3 12 £38,750 +35.96% 6
Lancashire +15 6 £22,500 -18.18%
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 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.

1 256 (73.35%) WAN
2 179 (51.29%) Cisco
3 150 (42.98%) Windows
4 138 (39.54%) Microsoft
4 138 (39.54%) Active Directory
5 132 (37.82%) ITIL
6 122 (34.96%) VMware
7 115 (32.95%) Firewall
8 114 (32.66%) DNS
9 113 (32.38%) Cisco Certification
10 101 (28.94%) TCP/IP
11 97 (27.79%) MS Exchange
12 84 (24.07%) Citrix
13 81 (23.21%) DHCP
13 81 (23.21%) Wireless
14 75 (21.49%) CCNP
15 74 (21.20%) Windows Server
16 71 (20.34%) VMware Infrastructure
16 71 (20.34%) Windows Server 2008
17 69 (19.77%) VLAN
17 69 (19.77%) VPN
18 65 (18.62%) Windows Server 2012
19 64 (18.34%) Network Security
19 64 (18.34%) CCNA
20 63 (18.05%) VoIP
21 59 (16.91%) Windows 7
22 58 (16.62%) SQL Server
23 56 (16.05%) Microsoft Certification
24 52 (14.90%) Load Balancing
25 51 (14.61%) SharePoint

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 97 (27.79%) MS Exchange
2 51 (14.61%) SharePoint
3 34 (9.74%) IIS
4 24 (6.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (4.58%) SharePoint 2013
7 11 (3.15%) Lync
8 9 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2003
8 9 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (1.72%) IBM Notes
10 4 (1.15%) CMS
10 4 (1.15%) JBoss
10 4 (1.15%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.29%) Apache
Applications
1 50 (14.33%) MS Excel
2 47 (13.47%) MS Office
3 2 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.15%) Tridion
2 2 (0.57%) Line 500
2 2 (0.57%) MFGPRO
2 2 (0.57%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 32 (9.17%) Office 365
2 23 (6.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (5.16%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (3.72%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (1.43%) PaaS
5 5 (1.43%) SaaS
6 3 (0.86%) Google Apps
7 2 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.29%) IaaS
8 1 (0.29%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 256 (73.35%) WAN
2 115 (32.95%) Firewall
3 114 (32.66%) DNS
4 101 (28.94%) TCP/IP
5 81 (23.21%) DHCP
5 81 (23.21%) Wireless
6 69 (19.77%) VLAN
6 69 (19.77%) VPN
7 64 (18.34%) Network Security
8 63 (18.05%) VoIP
9 49 (14.04%) Cisco Nexus
10 47 (13.47%) OSPF
11 43 (12.32%) SSL
12 41 (11.75%) BGP
13 39 (11.17%) Wi-Fi
14 38 (10.89%) iSCSI
15 37 (10.60%) SAN
16 35 (10.03%) HTTP
17 34 (9.74%) Fibre Channel
18 32 (9.17%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (16.62%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.57%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (1.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.57%) AppScan
2 2 (0.57%) Burp Suite
2 2 (0.57%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 48 (13.75%) Finance
2 35 (10.03%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.44%) Back Office
3 12 (3.44%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.29%) Marketing
5 5 (1.43%) Legal
6 3 (0.86%) Games
6 3 (0.86%) Law
7 2 (0.57%) Retail
8 1 (0.29%) Advertising
8 1 (0.29%) Billing
8 1 (0.29%) French Language
8 1 (0.29%) German Language
8 1 (0.29%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.29%) Local Government
8 1 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 81 (23.21%) Network Engineer
2 63 (18.05%) Analyst
3 45 (12.89%) Support Engineer
4 42 (12.03%) IT Support
5 36 (10.32%) Senior Network Engineer
6 34 (9.74%) Network Security Engineer
6 34 (9.74%) Security Engineer
6 34 (9.74%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 34 (9.74%) Senior Security Engineer
7 29 (8.31%) IT Engineer
8 24 (6.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 23 (6.59%) 2nd Line Support
10 22 (6.30%) Support Analyst
11 21 (6.02%) IT Technician
11 21 (6.02%) Support Technician
11 21 (6.02%) Systems Engineer
12 19 (5.44%) IT Support Technician
12 19 (5.44%) Network Analyst
13 17 (4.87%) Technical Support
14 16 (4.58%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.44%) Web Services
2 10 (2.87%) 802.1X
3 5 (1.43%) .NET
4 4 (1.15%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.15%) EDI
4 4 (1.15%) Middleware
4 4 (1.15%) XML
4 4 (1.15%) XSLT
5 2 (0.57%) REST
6 1 (0.29%) COM
6 1 (0.29%) LAMP
6 1 (0.29%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 46 (13.18%) Data Centre
2 32 (9.17%) Hybrid Cloud
3 21 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (4.58%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.01%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.72%) Blackberry
6 6 (1.72%) HP StoreVirtual
7 5 (1.43%) Driving Licence
7 5 (1.43%) Life Science
8 4 (1.15%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (1.15%) IVR
8 4 (1.15%) NHS
9 3 (0.86%) FlexPod
9 3 (0.86%) Raspberry Pi
9 3 (0.86%) Replication
10 2 (0.57%) CCTV
10 2 (0.57%) CMDB
10 2 (0.57%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.57%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 150 (42.98%) Windows
2 74 (21.20%) Windows Server
3 71 (20.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 65 (18.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 59 (16.91%) Windows 7
6 38 (10.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 24 (6.88%) Windows 8
8 22 (6.30%) Linux
9 15 (4.30%) Windows 10
10 13 (3.72%) Windows XP
11 10 (2.87%) Unix
12 8 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (2.01%) AIX
13 7 (2.01%) CentOS
13 7 (2.01%) Data ONTAP
14 6 (1.72%) Android
15 4 (1.15%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.57%) Kali Linux
16 2 (0.57%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (37.82%) ITIL
2 52 (14.90%) Load Balancing
3 37 (10.60%) E-Commerce
4 32 (9.17%) PRINCE2
5 23 (6.59%) Disaster Recovery
5 23 (6.59%) Migration
5 23 (6.59%) Network Management
6 18 (5.16%) Service Delivery
7 17 (4.87%) High Availability
8 16 (4.58%) Project Management
9 14 (4.01%) Capacity Planning
10 13 (3.72%) Data Security
10 13 (3.72%) Network Design
11 12 (3.44%) Incident Management
11 12 (3.44%) Root Cause Analysis
12 10 (2.87%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (2.87%) Mentoring
12 10 (2.87%) Service Management
13 9 (2.58%) Patch Management
13 9 (2.58%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 28 (8.02%) SQL
2 11 (3.15%) VBScript
3 7 (2.01%) C
3 7 (2.01%) C#
4 6 (1.72%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.43%) VB
6 4 (1.15%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.15%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.57%) Perl
7 2 (0.57%) Python
7 2 (0.57%) Ruby
8 1 (0.29%) Java
8 1 (0.29%) PHP
8 1 (0.29%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 113 (32.38%) Cisco Certification
2 75 (21.49%) CCNP
3 64 (18.34%) CCNA
4 56 (16.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 49 (14.04%) Degree
6 36 (10.32%) CCIE
7 32 (9.17%) MCSE
8 23 (6.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 22 (6.30%) MCP
10 18 (5.16%) MCSA
11 15 (4.30%) MCITP
11 15 (4.30%) MCTS
12 13 (3.72%) HP ASE
13 10 (2.87%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (2.01%) A+ Certification
14 7 (2.01%) CISSP
14 7 (2.01%) NCDA
14 7 (2.01%) Network+ Certification
14 7 (2.01%) RHCE
14 7 (2.01%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.30%) SLA
2 6 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.43%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.86%) QA
System Software
1 138 (39.54%) Active Directory
2 71 (20.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (11.17%) Hyper-V
4 17 (4.87%) vSphere
5 12 (3.44%) XenApp
6 4 (1.15%) ISA Server
7 3 (0.86%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.57%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.57%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.29%) Firmware
9 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.29%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 39 (11.17%) SCCM
2 12 (3.44%) Backup Exec
3 10 (2.87%) WSUS
4 9 (2.58%) Norton AntiVirus
5 8 (2.29%) CiscoWorks
5 8 (2.29%) SCOM
6 7 (2.01%) HP SIM
7 6 (1.72%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (1.43%) ServiceCenter
9 4 (1.15%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.86%) SnapMirror
10 3 (0.86%) SnapVault
11 2 (0.57%) Cisco Prime
12 1 (0.29%) Cisco UCCX
12 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 1 (0.29%) SolarWinds Orion
12 1 (0.29%) Tivoli
12 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 179 (51.29%) Cisco
2 138 (39.54%) Microsoft
3 122 (34.96%) VMware
4 84 (24.07%) Citrix
5 43 (12.32%) HP
6 34 (9.74%) Dell
7 26 (7.45%) F5
8 25 (7.16%) SolarWinds
9 22 (6.30%) Juniper
10 21 (6.02%) CheckPoint
10 21 (6.02%) NetApp
11 16 (4.58%) Symantec
12 15 (4.30%) McAfee
13 14 (4.01%) Avaya
14 11 (3.15%) Mitel
14 11 (3.15%) Sophos
15 10 (2.87%) IBM
16 9 (2.58%) Veeam
17 8 (2.29%) WatchGuard
18 7 (2.01%) Brocade
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
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Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum
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Salary: Up to £18k plus benefits
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum + 25 days holiday
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Salary: £17000 - £21000 per annum + Benefits
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Vodafone
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St. Helens
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