Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
23 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 130 147 118
Rank change year-on-year +17 -29 -7
Permanent jobs citing LAN 46 96 190
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 1.46% 1.72% 2.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.11% 13.66% 15.04%
Number of salaries quoted 35 82 200
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -1.16% +4.88%
10th Percentile £22,500 £26,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £55,000 £66,250
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -6.98% +6.17%

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 380 703 1,263
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.09% 12.59% 18.63%
Number of salaries quoted 318 584 1,121
Median annual salary £45,000 £43,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% +16.88%
10th Percentile £26,500 £24,325 £24,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +28 4 £23,500 -44.71% 2
Salford +17 4 £37,858 +26.19%
Bolton - 3 £48,500 -
Rochdale - 1 £37,500 -
LAN
North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 44 (95.65%) WAN
2 32 (69.57%) Cisco
2 32 (69.57%) Firewall
3 27 (58.70%) Windows
4 23 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 21 (45.65%) VPN
5 21 (45.65%) DNS
6 18 (39.13%) Windows 10
7 17 (36.96%) Windows Server
8 14 (30.43%) Wireless
9 13 (28.26%) TCP/IP
9 13 (28.26%) VMware
9 13 (28.26%) ITIL
9 13 (28.26%) DHCP
9 13 (28.26%) Office 365
9 13 (28.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
10 12 (26.09%) MS Exchange
10 12 (26.09%) Fortinet
11 11 (23.91%) Linux
11 11 (23.91%) Microsoft Office
11 11 (23.91%) Microsoft
11 11 (23.91%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (23.91%) SAN
12 10 (21.74%) Sophos
12 10 (21.74%) SSL
12 10 (21.74%) VLAN
12 10 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery
12 10 (21.74%) Hyper-V
12 10 (21.74%) Cybersecurity

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 12 (26.09%) MS Exchange
2 6 (13.04%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (23.91%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 13 (28.26%) Office 365
2 8 (17.39%) Azure
3 4 (8.70%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (4.35%) AWS
4 2 (4.35%) G Suite
4 2 (4.35%) OneDrive
5 1 (2.17%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 1 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.17%) IaaS
5 1 (2.17%) Mimecast
5 1 (2.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (95.65%) WAN
2 32 (69.57%) Firewall
3 21 (45.65%) DNS
3 21 (45.65%) VPN
4 14 (30.43%) Wireless
5 13 (28.26%) DHCP
5 13 (28.26%) TCP/IP
6 11 (23.91%) SAN
7 10 (21.74%) SSL
7 10 (21.74%) VLAN
8 8 (17.39%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (17.39%) WLAN
9 7 (15.22%) BGP
9 7 (15.22%) FTP
9 7 (15.22%) IPsec
9 7 (15.22%) MPLS
9 7 (15.22%) OSPF
10 5 (10.87%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (10.87%) EIGRP
10 5 (10.87%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) MySQL
2 1 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Bitbucket
1 1 (2.17%) JIRA
General
1 7 (15.22%) Electronics
2 4 (8.70%) Finance
3 2 (4.35%) Law
4 1 (2.17%) Marketing
4 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (30.43%) Network Engineer
2 10 (21.74%) IT Engineer
3 9 (19.57%) Security Engineer
4 8 (17.39%) Network Security Engineer
5 7 (15.22%) Senior Network Engineer
5 7 (15.22%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (10.87%) Analyst
6 5 (10.87%) Support Engineer
7 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (8.70%) IT Manager
7 4 (8.70%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 4 (8.70%) Senior Security Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) IT Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (6.52%) IT Support
9 2 (4.35%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 2 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (4.35%) Help Desk Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.17%) CSS
1 1 (2.17%) HTML
1 1 (2.17%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.87%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (2.17%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.17%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.17%) NHS
3 1 (2.17%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.17%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.17%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (2.17%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.17%) User Experience
3 1 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 27 (58.70%) Windows
2 18 (39.13%) Windows 10
3 17 (36.96%) Windows Server
4 13 (28.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (23.91%) Linux
6 3 (6.52%) Windows 7
6 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (2.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.26%) ITIL
2 10 (21.74%) Cybersecurity
2 10 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (17.39%) Project Management
3 8 (17.39%) Server Virtualisation
4 7 (15.22%) Analytical Thinking
4 7 (15.22%) Computer Science
4 7 (15.22%) CRM
4 7 (15.22%) Storage Management
5 5 (10.87%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 4 (8.70%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 4 (8.70%) Security Architecture
6 4 (8.70%) Threat Management
6 4 (8.70%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 4 (8.70%) WAN Optimisation
6 4 (8.70%) Web Filtering
7 3 (6.52%) High Availability
7 3 (6.52%) Project Delivery
7 3 (6.52%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.04%) PowerShell
2 5 (10.87%) SQL
3 1 (2.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (23.91%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (19.57%) ITIL Certification
3 8 (17.39%) MCSE
3 8 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (15.22%) MCITP
4 7 (15.22%) MCSA
5 6 (13.04%) CCNP
6 5 (10.87%) DBS Check
7 4 (8.70%) Degree
7 4 (8.70%) JNCIP
8 2 (4.35%) CCNA
8 2 (4.35%) CEH
9 1 (2.17%) CCIE
9 1 (2.17%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (2.17%) CISM
9 1 (2.17%) CISMP
9 1 (2.17%) CISSP
9 1 (2.17%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (2.17%) MBCS
9 1 (2.17%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (13.04%) SLA
3 5 (10.87%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.17%) GDPR
4 1 (2.17%) NCSC
System Software
1 23 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (21.74%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.35%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 2 (4.35%) XenApp
5 1 (2.17%) Docker
5 1 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.17%) VMware Server
5 1 (2.17%) vSphere
5 1 (2.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (15.22%) WSUS
2 4 (8.70%) FortiGate
3 3 (6.52%) SCCM
4 1 (2.17%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.17%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (2.17%) cPanel
4 1 (2.17%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.17%) Plesk
Vendors
1 32 (69.57%) Cisco
2 13 (28.26%) VMware
3 12 (26.09%) Fortinet
4 11 (23.91%) Microsoft
5 10 (21.74%) Sophos
6 8 (17.39%) CheckPoint
7 7 (15.22%) ZyXEL
8 5 (10.87%) Citrix
8 5 (10.87%) HP
8 5 (10.87%) Juniper
9 4 (8.70%) Aruba
9 4 (8.70%) F5
9 4 (8.70%) Meraki
9 4 (8.70%) Palo Alto
9 4 (8.70%) Veeam
10 3 (6.52%) Dell
10 3 (6.52%) NetApp
10 3 (6.52%) Nimble Storage
11 2 (4.35%) Apple
11 2 (4.35%) Wyse