The table below looks at the statistics for Network Architecture 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 Network Architecture over the 3 months to 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Architecture
Rank 225 243 251
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +8
Permanent jobs citing Network Architecture 17 8 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.25% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.14% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 15 6 7
Average salary £42,500 £51,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +59.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £42,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £58,000 £42,800
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+8.91% +1.00%
Network Architecture
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5650 5925 5960
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.48% 82.87% 79.64%
Number of salaries quoted 4570 4827 4921
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £59,889 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,800 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.05% +6.25%

Network Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Network Architecture across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Network Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Network Architecture
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Network Architecture across the North West region.

Network Architecture Salary Trend in the North West

Network Architecture
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Network Architecture across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

Network Architecture Salary Histogram in the North West

Network Architecture
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 Network Architecture within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 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
Cheshire +8 8 £53,750 +19.44%
Manchester +5 7 £32,500 -50.00% 2
Merseyside +11 2 £50,000 -1.96%
Network Architecture
England

Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing Network Architecture 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 Network Architecture.

1 18 (75.00%) WAN
2 15 (62.50%) Cisco
3 12 (50.00%) BGP
4 11 (45.83%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (37.50%) LAN
6 8 (33.33%) Windows
6 8 (33.33%) MPLS
7 7 (29.17%) RIP
7 7 (29.17%) OSPF
7 7 (29.17%) EIGRP
7 7 (29.17%) Firewall
8 6 (25.00%) Linux
8 6 (25.00%) DNS
8 6 (25.00%) CCNP
8 6 (25.00%) CCNA
8 6 (25.00%) Network Design
8 6 (25.00%) Network Security
9 5 (20.83%) DHCP
9 5 (20.83%) Ethernet
9 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
9 5 (20.83%) CCIE
9 5 (20.83%) SAN
9 5 (20.83%) CheckPoint
9 5 (20.83%) IGRP
9 5 (20.83%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (20.83%) Fortinet
9 5 (20.83%) Wireshark
10 4 (16.67%) Client/Server
10 4 (16.67%) Broadband
10 4 (16.67%) VPN

Network Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing Network Architecture 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 Network Architecture. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.17%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 18 (75.00%) WAN
2 12 (50.00%) BGP
3 9 (37.50%) LAN
4 8 (33.33%) MPLS
5 7 (29.17%) OSPF
5 7 (29.17%) EIGRP
5 7 (29.17%) Firewall
5 7 (29.17%) RIP
6 6 (25.00%) DNS
6 6 (25.00%) Network Security
7 5 (20.83%) IGRP
7 5 (20.83%) SAN
7 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
7 5 (20.83%) DHCP
7 5 (20.83%) Ethernet
7 5 (20.83%) Wireshark
8 4 (16.67%) VPN
8 4 (16.67%) Broadband
8 4 (16.67%) Wireless
9 3 (12.50%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) MySQL
1 3 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
General
1 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (12.50%) Legal
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Network Consultant
2 5 (20.83%) Consultant
3 4 (16.67%) Design Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Network Design Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Security Specialist
4 3 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (12.50%) Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) Engineering Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (8.33%) Junior
5 2 (8.33%) Junior Network Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) UNIX Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Client/Server
1 4 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.33%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) Windows
2 6 (25.00%) Linux
3 3 (12.50%) Mac OS X
3 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (12.50%) Debian
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.17%) UNIX
5 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Network Design
2 5 (20.83%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (16.67%) Migration
3 4 (16.67%) Project Management
4 3 (12.50%) Information Security
4 3 (12.50%) Computer Security
4 3 (12.50%) Reverse Engineering
4 3 (12.50%) Digital Forensics
4 3 (12.50%) High Availability
4 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (12.50%) Cyber Security
4 3 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 3 (12.50%) Coaching
5 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (8.33%) ITIL
6 1 (4.17%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) C
1 3 (12.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (45.83%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (25.00%) CCNP
2 6 (25.00%) CCNA
3 5 (20.83%) CCIE
4 4 (16.67%) Degree
4 4 (16.67%) CCDA
5 3 (12.50%) GCIH
6 2 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (8.33%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Snort
1 3 (12.50%) Kamailio
2 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.17%) iptables
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Backup Exec
1 2 (8.33%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.17%) Nagios
2 1 (4.17%) Cacti
Vendors
1 15 (62.50%) Cisco
2 5 (20.83%) CheckPoint
2 5 (20.83%) Fortinet
3 4 (16.67%) Veeam
3 4 (16.67%) VMware
3 4 (16.67%) HP
4 3 (12.50%) Dell
4 3 (12.50%) Splunk
4 3 (12.50%) LogRhythm
5 2 (8.33%) Meru Networks
5 2 (8.33%) SonicWALL
5 2 (8.33%) Symantec
5 2 (8.33%) Citrix
5 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (8.33%) Juniper
5 2 (8.33%) NetApp
6 1 (4.17%) Avaya
6 1 (4.17%) Salesforce.com