Period
to 5 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 5 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
England > North West
6 months to
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 85 120 134
Rank change year-on-year +35 +14 -23
Permanent jobs citing LAN 157 288 303
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 3.11% 2.74% 2.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.85% 14.96% 16.95%
Number of salaries quoted 141 214 263
Median annual salary £41,500 £41,125 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.91% +2.81% +4.58%
10th Percentile £25,750 £23,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £53,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%

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 the North West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 753 1,925 1,788
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.90% 18.31% 14.59%
Number of salaries quoted 595 1,157 1,430
Median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing LAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for LAN in the North West

LAN
Salary Trend in the North West

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing LAN in the North West.

Salary trend for LAN in the North West

LAN
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing LAN in the North West over the 6 months to 5 August 2020.

Salary histogram for LAN in the North West

LAN
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the North West region over the 6 months to 5 August 2020. 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
Manchester +35 96 £52,000 +30.00% 17
Cheshire +21 28 £40,500 -16.92% 8
Cumbria - 11 £28,500 -
Lancashire +39 10 £37,500 +11.94% 2
Merseyside +1 8 £33,000 -22.35% 4
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 5 August 2020, 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 North West region with a requirement for LAN.

1 152 (96.82%) WAN
2 105 (66.88%) Cisco
3 81 (51.59%) Firewall
4 59 (37.58%) Windows
5 51 (32.48%) Active Directory
6 50 (31.85%) VMware
7 49 (31.21%) Office 365
7 49 (31.21%) Data Centre
8 48 (30.57%) Cisco Certification
9 46 (29.30%) Microsoft
10 45 (28.66%) Wireless
11 41 (26.11%) SAN
12 37 (23.57%) VPN
13 34 (21.66%) CCNP
14 33 (21.02%) TCP/IP
14 33 (21.02%) ITIL
15 30 (19.11%) MPLS
15 30 (19.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 29 (18.47%) CCNA
17 28 (17.83%) Cisco ASA
18 27 (17.20%) Fortinet
18 27 (17.20%) Windows Server
19 26 (16.56%) Azure
20 24 (15.29%) Microsoft Certification
21 23 (14.65%) MCSE
21 23 (14.65%) OSPF
22 22 (14.01%) EIGRP
22 22 (14.01%) VMware Infrastructure
22 22 (14.01%) Palo Alto
23 21 (13.38%) Cisco Nexus

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 19 (12.10%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (3.82%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.27%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.64%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (6.37%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) C-CURE
1 1 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 49 (31.21%) Office 365
2 26 (16.56%) Azure
3 16 (10.19%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (6.37%) AWS
5 4 (2.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 4 (2.55%) Amazon ECS
5 4 (2.55%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (2.55%) AWS CodeBuild
5 4 (2.55%) AWS CodePipeline
6 1 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.64%) G Suite
6 1 (0.64%) IaaS
6 1 (0.64%) PaaS
6 1 (0.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 152 (96.82%) WAN
2 81 (51.59%) Firewall
3 45 (28.66%) Wireless
4 41 (26.11%) SAN
5 37 (23.57%) VPN
6 33 (21.02%) TCP/IP
7 30 (19.11%) MPLS
8 28 (17.83%) Cisco ASA
9 23 (14.65%) OSPF
10 22 (14.01%) EIGRP
11 21 (13.38%) BGP
11 21 (13.38%) Cisco Nexus
11 21 (13.38%) Network Security
12 20 (12.74%) DNS
13 19 (12.10%) VLAN
14 16 (10.19%) DHCP
15 14 (8.92%) Cisco Wireless
16 13 (8.28%) VoIP
16 13 (8.28%) Wi-Fi
17 12 (7.64%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.37%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.18%) MySQL
3 4 (2.55%) Amazon Aurora
3 4 (2.55%) MongoDB
3 4 (2.55%) NoSQL
3 4 (2.55%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (10.83%) Telecoms
2 10 (6.37%) Retail
3 5 (3.18%) Law
3 5 (3.18%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.27%) Banking
4 2 (1.27%) Finance
4 2 (1.27%) Marketing
5 1 (0.64%) Games
5 1 (0.64%) Legal
5 1 (0.64%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 64 (40.76%) Network Engineer
2 29 (18.47%) Senior Network Engineer
3 21 (13.38%) Analyst
3 21 (13.38%) Cisco Engineer
4 20 (12.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 18 (11.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (7.64%) Support Engineer
7 10 (6.37%) Security Engineer
8 9 (5.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 9 (5.73%) Network Security Engineer
9 8 (5.10%) Coordinator
9 8 (5.10%) Team Leader
10 7 (4.46%) Infrastructure Team Leader
10 7 (4.46%) IT Support
10 7 (4.46%) LAN Engineer
10 7 (4.46%) LAN/WAN Engineer
10 7 (4.46%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (4.46%) WAN Engineer
11 6 (3.82%) IT Engineer
11 6 (3.82%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.55%) 802.1X
1 4 (2.55%) Web Services
2 1 (0.64%) .NET
2 1 (0.64%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 49 (31.21%) Data Centre
2 16 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (8.28%) Driving Licence
4 12 (7.64%) Management Information System
5 7 (4.46%) Replication
5 7 (4.46%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (3.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (2.55%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.55%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (1.91%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.91%) PKI
9 2 (1.27%) User Experience
10 1 (0.64%) CCTV
10 1 (0.64%) Clustering
10 1 (0.64%) Fibre Optics
10 1 (0.64%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.64%) Life Science
10 1 (0.64%) NHS
10 1 (0.64%) SCADA
10 1 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 59 (37.58%) Windows
2 27 (17.20%) Windows Server
3 18 (11.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (10.83%) Windows 10
5 11 (7.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (5.73%) Windows 7
7 8 (5.10%) Linux
7 8 (5.10%) Windows Server 2016
8 6 (3.82%) Windows Server 2019
9 3 (1.91%) Unix
9 3 (1.91%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.27%) Android
10 2 (1.27%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.27%) CatOS
10 2 (1.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (21.02%) ITIL
2 30 (19.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 18 (11.46%) Problem Management
4 15 (9.55%) Incident Management
5 14 (8.92%) Change Management
5 14 (8.92%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (7.01%) Capacity Planning
6 11 (7.01%) Project Management
6 11 (7.01%) WAN Optimisation
7 9 (5.73%) Cybersecurity
7 9 (5.73%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (5.73%) High Availability
7 9 (5.73%) ITSM
8 8 (5.10%) Service Delivery
8 8 (5.10%) Tech Ops
9 7 (4.46%) Network Design
9 7 (4.46%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (3.82%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (3.82%) Network Management
11 5 (3.18%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 16 (10.19%) SQL
2 4 (2.55%) Python
3 3 (1.91%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.27%) VBScript
5 1 (0.64%) Java
5 1 (0.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 48 (30.57%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (21.66%) CCNP
3 29 (18.47%) CCNA
4 24 (15.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (14.65%) MCSE
6 13 (8.28%) Degree
7 10 (6.37%) CCIE
7 10 (6.37%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (6.37%) Security Cleared
8 9 (5.73%) MCSA
8 9 (5.73%) SC Cleared
8 9 (5.73%) Server+ Certification
9 6 (3.82%) MCP
10 5 (3.18%) CCDP
10 5 (3.18%) RHCSA
11 4 (2.55%) CEH
11 4 (2.55%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (2.55%) DBS Check
11 4 (2.55%) MBCS
12 3 (1.91%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (12.74%) SLA
2 10 (6.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.55%) NCSC
3 4 (2.55%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.91%) GDPR
5 1 (0.64%) COBIT
5 1 (0.64%) NIST
System Software
1 51 (32.48%) Active Directory
2 22 (14.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (9.55%) Hyper-V
4 10 (6.37%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (3.82%) VMware NSX
6 5 (3.18%) Docker
7 4 (2.55%) vCloud
7 4 (2.55%) vSphere
8 3 (1.91%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 3 (1.91%) Firmware
8 3 (1.91%) XenApp
8 3 (1.91%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.64%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 15 (9.55%) FortiGate
2 10 (6.37%) Cisco CUCM
3 9 (5.73%) SCCM
4 6 (3.82%) Kubernetes
5 4 (2.55%) Ansible
6 2 (1.27%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.64%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.64%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.64%) Cacti
7 1 (0.64%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.64%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.64%) OpenView
7 1 (0.64%) WSUS
Vendors
1 105 (66.88%) Cisco
2 50 (31.85%) VMware
3 46 (29.30%) Microsoft
4 27 (17.20%) Fortinet
5 22 (14.01%) Palo Alto
6 18 (11.46%) CheckPoint
7 16 (10.19%) Citrix
7 16 (10.19%) F5
8 15 (9.55%) HP
9 10 (6.37%) Juniper
10 7 (4.46%) Aruba
10 7 (4.46%) Sophos
11 6 (3.82%) Dell
11 6 (3.82%) NetApp
12 5 (3.18%) ProCurve
12 5 (3.18%) Siemens
13 4 (2.55%) Intel
13 4 (2.55%) Mitel
13 4 (2.55%) SonicWALL
13 4 (2.55%) Veeam