Period
to 22 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for LAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited LAN over the 6 months to 22 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 76 70
Rank change year-on-year +21 -6 +8
Permanent jobs citing LAN 27 12 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 3.16% 1.40% 1.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.26% 11.32% 17.39%
Number of salaries quoted 27 12 13
Lancashire median annual salary £35,000 £25,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +40.00% - -9.09%
10th Percentile £28,000 £25,000 £16,700
90th Percentile £48,750 £46,850 £36,600
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +2.04%

LAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Lancashire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 127 106 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 14.85% 12.37% 8.88%
Number of salaries quoted 115 93 62
Lancashire median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £28,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +15.04% -13.08%
10th Percentile £22,850 £18,000 £22,250
90th Percentile £48,750 £43,750 £42,500
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing LAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for LAN in Lancashire

LAN
Salary Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LAN in Lancashire.

Salary trend for LAN in Lancashire

LAN
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in Lancashire over the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

Salary histogram for LAN in Lancashire

LAN
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 22 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chorley -9 13 £35,000 +40.00%
Blackburn - 8 £47,500 -
Preston - 2 £35,750 -
Burnley - 1 £27,000 -
LAN
North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2018, IT jobs citing LAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for LAN.

1 23 (85.19%) WAN
2 18 (66.67%) Cisco
3 16 (59.26%) Microsoft
4 14 (51.85%) Windows
5 13 (48.15%) Active Directory
5 13 (48.15%) VMware
6 12 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (40.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (37.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (37.04%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (37.04%) Juniper
8 10 (37.04%) HP
8 10 (37.04%) SQL
8 10 (37.04%) SQL Server
9 9 (33.33%) ITIL
9 9 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (33.33%) CCNA
9 9 (33.33%) Service Delivery
9 9 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (33.33%) Wireless
10 8 (29.63%) ProCurve
10 8 (29.63%) Wireless Security
10 8 (29.63%) VLAN
10 8 (29.63%) SQL Server 2005
10 8 (29.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (29.63%) FortiGate
10 8 (29.63%) Security Patching
10 8 (29.63%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (29.63%) Service Management
10 8 (29.63%) Intel

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
1 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.70%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Office 365
2 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (85.19%) WAN
2 10 (37.04%) Wi-Fi
3 9 (33.33%) Wireless
4 8 (29.63%) VLAN
4 8 (29.63%) Wireless Security
5 3 (11.11%) DNS
5 3 (11.11%) Network Security
5 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
6 2 (7.41%) BGP
6 2 (7.41%) DHCP
6 2 (7.41%) Firewall
6 2 (7.41%) IPv4
6 2 (7.41%) IPv6
6 2 (7.41%) OSPF
6 2 (7.41%) SAN
7 1 (3.70%) ADSL
7 1 (3.70%) Broadband
7 1 (3.70%) Ethernet
7 1 (3.70%) FTP
7 1 (3.70%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (37.04%) SQL Server
2 8 (29.63%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (29.63%) DTS
2 8 (29.63%) SQL Server 2005
2 8 (29.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 5 (18.52%) Retail
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Support Engineer
2 9 (33.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 9 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 9 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 9 (33.33%) Technical Support
3 8 (29.63%) 2nd Line Technical Support
3 8 (29.63%) 2nd Line Technical Support Engineer
3 8 (29.63%) Technical Engineer
3 8 (29.63%) Technical Leader
3 8 (29.63%) Technical Support Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (7.41%) IP Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) IP Network Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Network Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Help Desk Manager
6 1 (3.70%) IT Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) COM
1 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (51.85%) Windows
2 11 (40.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (37.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Server
5 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
5 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.70%) Solaris
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 9 (33.33%) ITIL
1 9 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 8 (29.63%) Continuous Improvement
2 8 (29.63%) Security Patching
2 8 (29.63%) Service Management
2 8 (29.63%) Six Sigma
3 2 (7.41%) Business Transformation
3 2 (7.41%) Incident Management
3 2 (7.41%) Project Management
4 1 (3.70%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.70%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.70%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (3.70%) DevOps
4 1 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.70%) Process Management
4 1 (3.70%) Release Management
4 1 (3.70%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (37.04%) SQL
2 8 (29.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (33.33%) CCNA
1 9 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (29.63%) CCNP
3 2 (7.41%) Degree
4 1 (3.70%) MCSE
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (48.15%) Active Directory
2 12 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (29.63%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.70%) AirWatch
2 1 (3.70%) HP SIM
2 1 (3.70%) vCenter Server
2 1 (3.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (66.67%) Cisco
2 16 (59.26%) Microsoft
3 13 (48.15%) VMware
4 10 (37.04%) HP
4 10 (37.04%) Juniper
5 8 (29.63%) Intel
5 8 (29.63%) ProCurve
5 8 (29.63%) Sophos
6 3 (11.11%) Oracle
7 2 (7.41%) Citrix
8 1 (3.70%) Cognos
8 1 (3.70%) Dell
8 1 (3.70%) IBM
8 1 (3.70%) Mitel
8 1 (3.70%) NEC
8 1 (3.70%) NetApp
8 1 (3.70%) Trend Micro
8 1 (3.70%) Veeam
8 1 (3.70%) WatchGuard