Period
to 16 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 16 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 149 133 120
Rank change year-on-year -16 -13 +12
Permanent jobs citing LAN 50 96 164
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 1.34% 1.99% 2.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.08% 14.84% 13.80%
Number of salaries quoted 40 71 144
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,750 £22,150
25th Percentile £31,875 £28,723 £32,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £41,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +20.48% -2.35% +13.33%
75th Percentile £62,500 £55,625 £53,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £60,000 £66,250
North West median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +25.00% -5.88% +13.33%

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 Manchester with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 414 647 1,188
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 11.12% 13.38% 19.07%
Number of salaries quoted 324 509 907
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £24,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £31,750 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.22% - +12.50%
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,442 £68,650
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +12.50%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing LAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for LAN in Manchester

LAN
Salary Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing LAN in Manchester.

Salary trend for LAN in Manchester

LAN
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing LAN in Manchester over the 6 months to 16 April 2021.

Salary histogram for LAN in Manchester

LAN
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 16 April 2021. 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
Stockport +23 6 £23,000 -25.20%
Wigan - 3 £50,000 -
Cheadle +10 2 - - 1
Bolton - 2 £34,750 - 1
LAN
North West

For the 6 months to 16 April 2021, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for LAN.

1 42 (84.00%) WAN
2 31 (62.00%) Cisco
3 26 (52.00%) Firewall
4 21 (42.00%) Windows
5 19 (38.00%) Active Directory
6 14 (28.00%) VMware
6 14 (28.00%) Microsoft 365
7 13 (26.00%) Windows 10
7 13 (26.00%) VPN
8 12 (24.00%) DNS
8 12 (24.00%) Fortinet
8 12 (24.00%) Windows Server
9 11 (22.00%) Data Centre
9 11 (22.00%) Azure
9 11 (22.00%) Wireless
10 10 (20.00%) Network Security
10 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
10 10 (20.00%) SAN
10 10 (20.00%) Project Management
11 9 (18.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (18.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 8 (16.00%) SD-WAN
12 8 (16.00%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (16.00%) NAS
12 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (16.00%) Cybersecurity
12 8 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (16.00%) Linux
12 8 (16.00%) VLAN
12 8 (16.00%) Change Management

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 7 (14.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (12.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.00%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (14.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (28.00%) Microsoft 365
2 11 (22.00%) Azure
3 6 (12.00%) AWS
4 4 (8.00%) Power Platform
5 1 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.00%) Google Workspace
5 1 (2.00%) Power Automate
5 1 (2.00%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 42 (84.00%) WAN
2 26 (52.00%) Firewall
3 13 (26.00%) VPN
4 12 (24.00%) DNS
5 11 (22.00%) Wireless
6 10 (20.00%) Network Security
6 10 (20.00%) SAN
7 8 (16.00%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (16.00%) NAS
7 8 (16.00%) SD-WAN
7 8 (16.00%) VLAN
8 7 (14.00%) Cisco Firepower
8 7 (14.00%) MPLS
8 7 (14.00%) WLAN
9 6 (12.00%) BGP
9 6 (12.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (12.00%) FTP
9 6 (12.00%) IPsec
9 6 (12.00%) SSL
10 5 (10.00%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) Power BI
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.00%) MySQL
General
1 7 (14.00%) Electronics
2 5 (10.00%) Finance
3 3 (6.00%) Public Sector
4 2 (4.00%) Banking
4 2 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (16.00%) Network Engineer
2 7 (14.00%) Architect
2 7 (14.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (14.00%) IT Engineer
2 7 (14.00%) Network Architect
2 7 (14.00%) Security Engineer
3 6 (12.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 6 (12.00%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Support Technician
5 4 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support Technician
5 4 (8.00%) Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Azure Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Project Manager
5 4 (8.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Senior Security Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.00%) JSON
2 1 (2.00%) .NET
2 1 (2.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.00%) CSS
2 1 (2.00%) HTML
2 1 (2.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (10.00%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.00%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.00%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.00%) NHS
4 1 (2.00%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 21 (42.00%) Windows
2 13 (26.00%) Windows 10
3 12 (24.00%) Windows Server
4 8 (16.00%) Linux
4 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.00%) Android
6 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.00%) Project Management
2 9 (18.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 8 (16.00%) Change Management
3 8 (16.00%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (14.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (14.00%) ITIL
4 7 (14.00%) Network Design
5 6 (12.00%) Analytical Thinking
5 6 (12.00%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (12.00%) Computer Science
5 6 (12.00%) CRM
5 6 (12.00%) Server Virtualisation
5 6 (12.00%) Storage Management
6 4 (8.00%) Load Balancing
6 4 (8.00%) Migration
6 4 (8.00%) Problem Management
6 4 (8.00%) Project Planning
6 4 (8.00%) WAN Optimisation
7 3 (6.00%) Resource Allocation
7 3 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (10.00%) Python
3 4 (8.00%) SQL
4 1 (2.00%) C#
4 1 (2.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (14.00%) CCNP
2 7 (14.00%) MCSE
2 7 (14.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (14.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (12.00%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (12.00%) MCITP
3 6 (12.00%) MCSA
4 5 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.00%) DBS Check
5 3 (6.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (4.00%) CCNA
6 2 (4.00%) CEH
6 2 (4.00%) Degree
6 2 (4.00%) JNCIP
7 1 (2.00%) CCIE
7 1 (2.00%) CISM
7 1 (2.00%) CISMP
7 1 (2.00%) CISSP
7 1 (2.00%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.00%) SLA
2 2 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.00%) NCSC
3 1 (2.00%) NIST
System Software
1 19 (38.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (18.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (10.00%) VMware NSX
4 1 (2.00%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (2.00%) vSphere
4 1 (2.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (14.00%) FortiGate
2 6 (12.00%) WSUS
3 5 (10.00%) Ansible
3 5 (10.00%) Terraform
4 4 (8.00%) SCCM
5 1 (2.00%) cPanel
5 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (2.00%) Plesk
Vendors
1 31 (62.00%) Cisco
2 14 (28.00%) VMware
3 12 (24.00%) Fortinet
4 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (14.00%) Sophos
6 6 (12.00%) CheckPoint
6 6 (12.00%) Palo Alto
6 6 (12.00%) ZyXEL
7 5 (10.00%) CA
7 5 (10.00%) SolarWinds
8 4 (8.00%) Apple
8 4 (8.00%) F5
8 4 (8.00%) Meraki
9 3 (6.00%) Citrix
10 2 (4.00%) Aruba
10 2 (4.00%) HP
10 2 (4.00%) Juniper
11 1 (2.00%) Dell
11 1 (2.00%) Nimble Storage
11 1 (2.00%) Xamarin