The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 30 28 40
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +12
Permanent jobs citing LAN 1 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 0.75% 2.17% 1.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.85% 13.33% 6.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 4
Average salary £22,500 £16,125 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+39.53% -53.92%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
LAN
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland region.

Communications & Networking Category
Northern Ireland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
26 30 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 19.55% 16.30% 25.68%
Number of salaries quoted 17 24 39
Average salary £27,000 £26,500 £14,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.88% +89.28%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,700
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.75%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing LAN across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

LAN
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LAN across the Northern Ireland region.

LAN Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

LAN
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 24 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
County Antrim -1 1 £22,500 +39.53%
LAN
UK

LAN
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) SLA
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Symantec
1 2 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (100.00%) Acronis
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 8

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Symantec
1 2 (100.00%) Acronis