Period
to 20 February 2018

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 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
England > North West
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 131 123 104
Rank change year-on-year -8 -19 +11
Permanent jobs citing LAN 326 312 337
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.53% 2.53% 2.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.95% 16.89% 19.74%
Number of salaries quoted 272 253 298
North West median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +11.94%
10th Percentile £21,000 £21,250 £20,350
90th Percentile £58,063 £55,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £43,750
% change year-on-year - -2.86% +9.38%

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 1,720 1,847 1,707
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.37% 14.99% 14.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1,349 1,460 1,373
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,750 £21,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £56,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing LAN as a percentage 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

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

Salary trend for LAN in the North West

LAN
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in the North West over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

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 20 February 2018. 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 +1 190 £38,000 +0.67% 59
Cheshire -4 94 £36,500 -23.16% 20
Lancashire +9 23 £35,000 +4.00% 6
Merseyside -3 15 £40,000 -12.09% 2
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, 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.

1 304 (93.25%) WAN
2 191 (58.59%) Windows
3 174 (53.37%) Active Directory
4 171 (52.45%) Cisco
5 161 (49.39%) Microsoft
6 139 (42.64%) VMware
7 130 (39.88%) Firewall
7 130 (39.88%) TCP/IP
8 115 (35.28%) Office 365
9 108 (33.13%) Hyper-V
10 104 (31.90%) ITIL
10 104 (31.90%) Windows Server
11 102 (31.29%) DNS
12 96 (29.45%) VPN
13 93 (28.53%) Microsoft Certification
14 85 (26.07%) Windows Server 2012
15 83 (25.46%) VMware Infrastructure
15 83 (25.46%) MCSE
16 77 (23.62%) Microsoft Office
17 71 (21.78%) DHCP
17 71 (21.78%) Windows Server 2008
18 70 (21.47%) Cisco Certification
19 67 (20.55%) VoIP
19 67 (20.55%) Data Centre
20 62 (19.02%) MS Exchange
21 55 (16.87%) Wi-Fi
22 53 (16.26%) SAN
22 53 (16.26%) CCNP
23 51 (15.64%) MPLS
23 51 (15.64%) Wireless

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 62 (19.02%) MS Exchange
2 37 (11.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (9.20%) SharePoint
4 20 (6.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 19 (5.83%) Skype for Business
6 18 (5.52%) SharePoint 2013
7 16 (4.91%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (1.84%) IIS
8 6 (1.84%) SAS
9 2 (0.61%) Apache
10 1 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.31%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.31%) JBoss
10 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
Applications
1 77 (23.62%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.92%) Pegasus Opera
2 1 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 115 (35.28%) Office 365
2 32 (9.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (3.37%) IaaS
4 9 (2.76%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (1.84%) SaaS
6 3 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.31%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.31%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.31%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (0.31%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.31%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 304 (93.25%) WAN
2 130 (39.88%) Firewall
2 130 (39.88%) TCP/IP
3 102 (31.29%) DNS
4 96 (29.45%) VPN
5 71 (21.78%) DHCP
6 67 (20.55%) VoIP
7 55 (16.87%) Wi-Fi
8 53 (16.26%) SAN
9 51 (15.64%) MPLS
9 51 (15.64%) Wireless
10 49 (15.03%) BGP
11 39 (11.96%) VLAN
12 38 (11.66%) OSPF
13 35 (10.74%) Network Security
14 32 (9.82%) EIGRP
15 30 (9.20%) WLAN
16 27 (8.28%) IPsec
17 24 (7.36%) Cisco IOS
17 24 (7.36%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (8.90%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (2.45%) DTS
2 8 (2.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 8 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (0.92%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.31%) MySQL
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (2.45%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.61%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.31%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.31%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.31%) JIRA
General
1 32 (9.82%) Finance
2 23 (7.06%) Telecoms
3 15 (4.60%) Retail
4 6 (1.84%) Legal
5 5 (1.53%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.53%) Marketing
6 2 (0.61%) Banking
7 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.31%) Games
7 1 (0.31%) Law
7 1 (0.31%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 82 (25.15%) Support Engineer
2 49 (15.03%) Analyst
3 47 (14.42%) Network Engineer
4 36 (11.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 30 (9.20%) 2nd Line Support
5 30 (9.20%) 3rd Line Support
6 28 (8.59%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 27 (8.28%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 27 (8.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 22 (6.75%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 21 (6.44%) 1st Line Support
9 21 (6.44%) IT Support
10 20 (6.13%) Cisco Engineer
10 20 (6.13%) Help Desk Analyst
10 20 (6.13%) VMware Engineer
11 19 (5.83%) VMware Support Engineer
12 17 (5.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 17 (5.21%) Security Engineer
13 16 (4.91%) Architect
13 16 (4.91%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (8.90%) Web Services
2 3 (0.92%) .NET
2 3 (0.92%) 802.1X
2 3 (0.92%) HTML
2 3 (0.92%) LAMP
3 2 (0.61%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.61%) CSS
4 1 (0.31%) COM
4 1 (0.31%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 67 (20.55%) Data Centre
2 19 (5.83%) Driving Licence
3 18 (5.52%) Video Conferencing
4 10 (3.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 9 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (2.45%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.84%) Clustering
8 5 (1.53%) iPhone
9 4 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.23%) PKI
9 4 (1.23%) User Experience
10 3 (0.92%) iPad
11 2 (0.61%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.61%) BYOD
11 2 (0.61%) CCTV
11 2 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.61%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.61%) Mobile Computing
11 2 (0.61%) Thin Client
12 1 (0.31%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 191 (58.59%) Windows
2 104 (31.90%) Windows Server
3 85 (26.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 71 (21.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (10.74%) Windows 7
6 18 (5.52%) Windows 10
7 14 (4.29%) Windows XP
8 10 (3.07%) Linux
9 8 (2.45%) Android
10 5 (1.53%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.61%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.61%) Unix
12 2 (0.61%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.61%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.31%) CentOS
13 1 (0.31%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.31%) Solaris
13 1 (0.31%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (31.90%) ITIL
2 28 (8.59%) Change Management
3 24 (7.36%) Service Delivery
4 22 (6.75%) Disaster Recovery
4 22 (6.75%) Load Balancing
4 22 (6.75%) Service Management
5 19 (5.83%) Mentoring
6 16 (4.91%) Continuous Improvement
6 16 (4.91%) Incident Management
7 14 (4.29%) Information Security
8 13 (3.99%) Security Patching
9 12 (3.68%) Presales
9 12 (3.68%) Project Management
10 11 (3.37%) Patch Management
11 9 (2.76%) Coaching
11 9 (2.76%) Configuration Management
11 9 (2.76%) High Availability
11 9 (2.76%) Network Management
12 8 (2.45%) Kalman Filter
12 8 (2.45%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 34 (10.43%) SQL
2 11 (3.37%) PHP
3 10 (3.07%) PowerShell
4 9 (2.76%) Perl
5 8 (2.45%) Python
5 8 (2.45%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.61%) C#
6 2 (0.61%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.31%) C
7 1 (0.31%) Java
Qualifications
1 93 (28.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 83 (25.46%) MCSE
3 70 (21.47%) Cisco Certification
4 53 (16.26%) CCNP
5 47 (14.42%) MCSA
6 45 (13.80%) MCP
7 35 (10.74%) CCNA
8 20 (6.13%) Degree
9 14 (4.29%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (3.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (2.45%) JNCIP
12 6 (1.84%) CCDP
12 6 (1.84%) Security Cleared
13 5 (1.53%) MCITP
14 4 (1.23%) MCTS
15 3 (0.92%) A+ Certification
15 3 (0.92%) CCA
15 3 (0.92%) Citrix Certification
15 3 (0.92%) Network+ Certification
15 3 (0.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (11.04%) SLA
2 27 (8.28%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.84%) PMO
4 4 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.92%) GDPR
5 3 (0.92%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.61%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 174 (53.37%) Active Directory
2 108 (33.13%) Hyper-V
3 83 (25.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (7.98%) Terminal Services
5 23 (7.06%) vSphere
6 19 (5.83%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (4.60%) XenApp
8 11 (3.37%) XenDesktop
9 9 (2.76%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.92%) Firmware
11 2 (0.61%) XenServer
12 1 (0.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.31%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.31%) vCloud
12 1 (0.31%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.31%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 37 (11.35%) SCCM
2 14 (4.29%) Cacti
3 13 (3.99%) SCOM
4 12 (3.68%) Puppet
5 10 (3.07%) FortiGate
6 9 (2.76%) Nagios
7 8 (2.45%) OpenNMS
7 8 (2.45%) RANCID
8 6 (1.84%) WSUS
9 4 (1.23%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (1.23%) Cisco Prime
10 3 (0.92%) AirWatch
10 3 (0.92%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.61%) Cisco UCCX
11 2 (0.61%) Nessus
11 2 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.61%) Terraform
11 2 (0.61%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.31%) HockeyApp
12 1 (0.31%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 171 (52.45%) Cisco
2 161 (49.39%) Microsoft
3 139 (42.64%) VMware
4 49 (15.03%) Citrix
5 32 (9.82%) Juniper
6 20 (6.13%) HP
7 16 (4.91%) SolarWinds
8 14 (4.29%) F5
9 12 (3.68%) IronPort
10 10 (3.07%) Mitel
10 10 (3.07%) Sophos
11 9 (2.76%) Google
11 9 (2.76%) Polycom
11 9 (2.76%) Veeam
12 8 (2.45%) CheckPoint
12 8 (2.45%) Ericsson
12 8 (2.45%) Huawei
12 8 (2.45%) Intel
12 8 (2.45%) ProCurve
13 7 (2.15%) Avaya