Period
to 25 October 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 25 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 150 100 120
Rank change year-on-year -50 +20 +16
Permanent jobs citing LAN 96 62 167
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 1.71% 2.36% 2.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.08% 17.87% 17.23%
Number of salaries quoted 88 56 136
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,500 £24,125
25th Percentile £32,188 £36,896 £28,946
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £49,500 £52,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.71% +23.53% +6.25%
75th Percentile £70,000 £62,500 £50,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £65,000 £58,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £47,500 £40,133
% change year-on-year -10.53% +18.36% +0.33%

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 682 347 969
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.13% 13.21% 14.96%
Number of salaries quoted 479 304 763
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,000 £23,500
25th Percentile £38,849 £36,896 £31,188
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £44,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +17.98% +1.71%
75th Percentile £61,543 £62,500 £58,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £70,082
North West median annual salary £45,000 £46,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.82% -

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 25 October 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 25 October 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
Salford -2 5 £40,000 +5.66% 2
Altrincham - 5 £32,500 -
Cheadle - 3 - - 5
Stockport -1 2 £23,000 -4.17% 2
Bolton -12 1 £24,000 -57.71% 1
Bury - 1 £27,500 -
Oldham - 1 £45,000 - 1
LAN
North West

For the 6 months to 25 October 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 76 (79.17%) WAN
2 49 (51.04%) Microsoft
3 47 (48.96%) Cisco
4 42 (43.75%) Firewall
5 40 (41.67%) Windows
5 40 (41.67%) Azure
6 37 (38.54%) Microsoft 365
7 32 (33.33%) Windows Server
8 28 (29.17%) Active Directory
9 26 (27.08%) VMware
10 24 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
11 23 (23.96%) Social Skills
12 22 (22.92%) VMware Infrastructure
13 20 (20.83%) Hyper-V
13 20 (20.83%) ITIL
14 18 (18.75%) Wireless
14 18 (18.75%) Network Security
14 18 (18.75%) IT Strategy
14 18 (18.75%) Thought Leadership
15 17 (17.71%) Marketing
15 17 (17.71%) AWS
15 17 (17.71%) CCIE
16 16 (16.67%) Blog
16 16 (16.67%) Bill of Materials
17 15 (15.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 15 (15.63%) Data Centre
18 14 (14.58%) VPN
18 14 (14.58%) DNS
19 13 (13.54%) DHCP
19 13 (13.54%) MS Exchange

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 13 (13.54%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.29%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.13%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (2.08%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 40 (41.67%) Azure
2 37 (38.54%) Microsoft 365
3 17 (17.71%) AWS
4 12 (12.50%) IaaS
5 6 (6.25%) SaaS
6 3 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (3.13%) PaaS
6 3 (3.13%) Power Platform
7 2 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (2.08%) Mimecast
7 2 (2.08%) Route 53
8 1 (1.04%) GCP
8 1 (1.04%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 76 (79.17%) WAN
2 42 (43.75%) Firewall
3 18 (18.75%) Network Security
3 18 (18.75%) Wireless
4 14 (14.58%) DNS
4 14 (14.58%) VPN
5 13 (13.54%) DHCP
6 12 (12.50%) MPLS
6 12 (12.50%) VLAN
7 11 (11.46%) TCP/IP
8 8 (8.33%) SAN
8 8 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (6.25%) VoIP
10 5 (5.21%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (5.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 5 (5.21%) iSCSI
10 5 (5.21%) NAS
10 5 (5.21%) SD-WAN
10 5 (5.21%) SNMP
11 4 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.13%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.13%) RDBMS
2 3 (3.13%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.04%) Power BI
3 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.04%) Tableau
General
1 23 (23.96%) Social Skills
2 17 (17.71%) Marketing
3 11 (11.46%) Finance
4 8 (8.33%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.17%) Legal
5 4 (4.17%) Manufacturing
5 4 (4.17%) Public Sector
6 3 (3.13%) Banking
6 3 (3.13%) Law
7 2 (2.08%) Local Government
7 2 (2.08%) Retail
8 1 (1.04%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.04%) Automotive
8 1 (1.04%) Documentation Skills
8 1 (1.04%) Organisational Skills
8 1 (1.04%) Presentation Skills
8 1 (1.04%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (22.92%) Architect
2 16 (16.67%) Cisco Architect
3 12 (12.50%) Network Architect
4 11 (11.46%) Network Engineer
5 10 (10.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (10.42%) Support Engineer
6 9 (9.38%) Analyst
7 8 (8.33%) Cisco Network Architect
7 8 (8.33%) Cisco Solutions Architect
7 8 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (7.29%) IT Engineer
8 7 (7.29%) Project Manager
9 6 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (6.25%) Head of Infrastructure
9 6 (6.25%) IT Support
10 5 (5.21%) IT Manager
10 5 (5.21%) Support Analyst
11 4 (4.17%) 1st Line Support
11 4 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 4 (4.17%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.08%) LDAP
2 1 (1.04%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.67%) Blog
2 15 (15.63%) Data Centre
3 7 (7.29%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (5.21%) Clustering
5 4 (4.17%) Driving Licence
5 4 (4.17%) PKI
6 2 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.08%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.08%) NHS
6 2 (2.08%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.08%) Replication
6 2 (2.08%) Smart Meter
6 2 (2.08%) Social Media
7 1 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.04%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.04%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (1.04%) Freedom of Information Act
7 1 (1.04%) IVR
7 1 (1.04%) Life Science
7 1 (1.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 40 (41.67%) Windows
2 32 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 9 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (5.21%) Windows 10
5 4 (4.17%) Linux
6 3 (3.13%) AIX
6 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.08%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (2.08%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (1.04%) Android
8 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.04%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (20.83%) ITIL
2 18 (18.75%) IT Strategy
2 18 (18.75%) Thought Leadership
3 16 (16.67%) Bill of Materials
4 15 (15.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 11 (11.46%) PRINCE2
6 10 (10.42%) Project Management
7 9 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (7.29%) Migration
9 7 (7.29%) Service Management
10 6 (6.25%) Data Security
10 6 (6.25%) DevOps
11 5 (5.21%) Change Management
11 5 (5.21%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (5.21%) Load Balancing
11 5 (5.21%) Network Architecture
11 5 (5.21%) Presales
12 4 (4.17%) Cybersecurity
12 4 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.42%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.13%) SQL
3 2 (2.08%) C
3 2 (2.08%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.04%) C++
Qualifications
1 24 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (17.71%) CCIE
3 11 (11.46%) CCNP
4 7 (7.29%) CCNA
5 5 (5.21%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (4.17%) MCSE
7 3 (3.13%) PMI Certification
7 3 (3.13%) PMP
7 3 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (3.13%) SC Cleared
7 3 (3.13%) Security Cleared
8 2 (2.08%) CEH
8 2 (2.08%) CISSP
8 2 (2.08%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (2.08%) Degree
8 2 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.04%) AWS Certification
9 1 (1.04%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.29%) SLA
2 1 (1.04%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.04%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (1.04%) GDPR
2 1 (1.04%) PMO
2 1 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (29.17%) Active Directory
2 22 (22.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (20.83%) Hyper-V
4 6 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (3.13%) vSphere
6 2 (2.08%) Docker
6 2 (2.08%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (2.08%) XenApp
7 1 (1.04%) Firmware
7 1 (1.04%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (3.13%) WSUS
2 2 (2.08%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 2 (2.08%) Docker Swarm
2 2 (2.08%) Grafana
2 2 (2.08%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (2.08%) Prometheus
2 2 (2.08%) Terraform
3 1 (1.04%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 49 (51.04%) Microsoft
2 47 (48.96%) Cisco
3 26 (27.08%) VMware
4 13 (13.54%) Citrix
5 12 (12.50%) Sophos
6 9 (9.38%) HP
7 7 (7.29%) Meraki
7 7 (7.29%) Veeam
8 5 (5.21%) F5
8 5 (5.21%) McAfee
9 4 (4.17%) Oracle
10 3 (3.13%) CheckPoint
10 3 (3.13%) Google
10 3 (3.13%) IBM
10 3 (3.13%) Palo Alto
11 2 (2.08%) Dell
11 2 (2.08%) Ruckus Wireless
11 2 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (2.08%) Spiceworks
12 1 (1.04%) Genesys