The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for LAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 43 42
Rank change year-on-year -11 -1  
Permanent jobs citing LAN 10 18 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.78% 3.69% 3.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.63% 21.69% 32.14%
Number of salaries quoted 10 14 15
Median salary £37,500 £33,000 £28,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.63% +15.78%  
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £21,950 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £53,255 £40,500
UK excluding London median salary £39,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.65% +2.50%  

LAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Merseyside
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 86 83 56
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 15.33% 17.01% 11.50%
Number of salaries quoted 65 63 49
Median salary £42,500 £41,900 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.43% +28.92%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,450 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,573 £50,000 £52,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside citing LAN as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for LAN in Merseyside

LAN
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Salary trend for LAN in Merseyside

LAN
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in Merseyside over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for LAN in Merseyside

LAN
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -8 8 £34,250 +5.38%
Prescot - 2 £37,500 -
LAN
North West

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT jobs citing LAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for LAN.

1 22 (91.67%) WAN
2 13 (54.17%) Cisco
3 10 (41.67%) DNS
3 10 (41.67%) VoIP
4 9 (37.50%) Windows
4 9 (37.50%) Data Centre
5 8 (33.33%) WLAN
5 8 (33.33%) DHCP
5 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 7 (29.17%) VPN
6 7 (29.17%) Active Directory
6 7 (29.17%) HP
6 7 (29.17%) Firewall
6 7 (29.17%) Meraki
6 7 (29.17%) SCCM
7 6 (25.00%) PowerShell
7 6 (25.00%) VMware
7 6 (25.00%) ISDN
8 5 (20.83%) PSTN
8 5 (20.83%) ITIL
8 5 (20.83%) Wireless
8 5 (20.83%) IPsec
8 5 (20.83%) Service Management
8 5 (20.83%) SAN
8 5 (20.83%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (20.83%) Hyper-V
8 5 (20.83%) DMVPN
8 5 (20.83%) Skype for Business
8 5 (20.83%) Skype

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 5 (20.83%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Office 365
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.17%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 22 (91.67%) WAN
2 10 (41.67%) DNS
2 10 (41.67%) VoIP
3 8 (33.33%) DHCP
3 8 (33.33%) WLAN
4 7 (29.17%) Firewall
4 7 (29.17%) VPN
5 6 (25.00%) ISDN
6 5 (20.83%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (20.83%) DMVPN
6 5 (20.83%) IPsec
6 5 (20.83%) PSTN
6 5 (20.83%) SAN
6 5 (20.83%) Skype
6 5 (20.83%) Wireless
7 4 (16.67%) NAS
7 4 (16.67%) Network Security
7 4 (16.67%) SSL
8 2 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) Informix
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) AdminStudio
General
1 4 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 2 (8.33%) Back Office
4 1 (4.17%) Retail
4 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Network Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Administrator
3 4 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (12.50%) Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Service Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Wintel Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco Network Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Citrix Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) IT Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) SAN Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) VMware Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Wireless Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Wireless Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.17%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) FlexPod
3 1 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (12.50%) Linux
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Server
5 2 (8.33%) Unix
6 1 (4.17%) AIX
6 1 (4.17%) Solaris
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) ITIL
1 5 (20.83%) Service Management
2 4 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
2 4 (16.67%) Patch Management
2 4 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 3 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 3 (12.50%) Logistics
3 3 (12.50%) Project Management
4 2 (8.33%) Capacity Management
4 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.17%) Application Packaging
5 1 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.17%) Coaching
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (4.17%) Migration
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Management
5 1 (4.17%) Software Distribution
5 1 (4.17%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (16.67%) SQL
2 4 (16.67%) VB
3 2 (8.33%) C
4 1 (4.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) CCNA
3 1 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.17%) CCNP
3 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 7 (29.17%) Active Directory
2 5 (20.83%) Hyper-V
3 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.17%) vSphere
5 1 (4.17%) XenApp
5 1 (4.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (29.17%) SCCM
2 4 (16.67%) SCDPM
2 4 (16.67%) SCOM
2 4 (16.67%) SCVMM
3 3 (12.50%) Nagios
4 1 (4.17%) OpenView
4 1 (4.17%) OVSD
4 1 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (4.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Cisco
2 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (29.17%) HP
3 7 (29.17%) Meraki
4 6 (25.00%) VMware
5 4 (16.67%) Citrix
6 3 (12.50%) Aruba
6 3 (12.50%) SolarWinds
7 2 (8.33%) Ruckus Wireless
8 1 (4.17%) Altiris
8 1 (4.17%) Apple
8 1 (4.17%) Brocade
8 1 (4.17%) Oracle
8 1 (4.17%) Wyse