Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
England > North West
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 135 112
Rank change year-on-year +33 -23 +24
Permanent jobs citing LAN 399 300 348
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.02% 2.40% 2.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.32% 15.44% 18.18%
Number of salaries quoted 325 262 291
North West median annual salary £40,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% -6.25% +21.21%
10th Percentile £19,550 £22,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £54,800 £54,730 £73,750
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,750
% change year-on-year - -0.58% +6.88%

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 1964 1943 1914
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.86% 15.57% 14.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1573 1607 1517
North West median annual salary £39,500 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.28% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,250 £20,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 +6 242 £43,000 +14.67% 15
Cheshire +48 130 £39,500 -16.84% 6
Merseyside +1 12 £39,500 +5.33% 1
Lancashire -19 6 £42,500 +21.43%
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 North West region with a requirement for LAN.

1 369 (92.48%) WAN
2 199 (49.87%) Windows
3 198 (49.62%) Cisco
4 182 (45.61%) Active Directory
5 180 (45.11%) Firewall
6 162 (40.60%) Microsoft
7 154 (38.60%) TCP/IP
8 132 (33.08%) VPN
9 126 (31.58%) VMware
10 115 (28.82%) ITIL
11 114 (28.57%) DNS
11 114 (28.57%) Office 365
12 109 (27.32%) Hyper-V
13 98 (24.56%) Windows Server
14 91 (22.81%) Microsoft Certification
15 90 (22.56%) Cisco Certification
16 86 (21.55%) Microsoft Office
17 80 (20.05%) DHCP
17 80 (20.05%) Windows Server 2012
18 79 (19.80%) MCSE
19 78 (19.55%) MPLS
20 75 (18.80%) BGP
20 75 (18.80%) CCNP
21 72 (18.05%) VMware Infrastructure
22 66 (16.54%) MS Exchange
22 66 (16.54%) Wireless
23 65 (16.29%) VoIP
24 63 (15.79%) Network Security
25 61 (15.29%) Windows Server 2008
25 61 (15.29%) Finance

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 66 (16.54%) MS Exchange
2 37 (9.27%) SharePoint
3 35 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (5.51%) Exchange Server 2013
5 17 (4.26%) SharePoint 2013
6 13 (3.26%) Skype for Business
7 11 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (2.26%) SAS
9 8 (2.01%) Apache
10 7 (1.75%) IIS
10 7 (1.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 86 (21.55%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.25%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.25%) Magento
1 1 (0.25%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 114 (28.57%) Office 365
2 44 (11.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (4.01%) SaaS
5 4 (1.00%) IaaS
6 3 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.25%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.25%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 369 (92.48%) WAN
2 180 (45.11%) Firewall
3 154 (38.60%) TCP/IP
4 132 (33.08%) VPN
5 114 (28.57%) DNS
6 80 (20.05%) DHCP
7 78 (19.55%) MPLS
8 75 (18.80%) BGP
9 66 (16.54%) Wireless
10 65 (16.29%) VoIP
11 63 (15.79%) Network Security
12 55 (13.78%) EIGRP
12 55 (13.78%) OSPF
12 55 (13.78%) SAN
13 50 (12.53%) IPsec
14 45 (11.28%) SSL
15 41 (10.28%) Wi-Fi
16 40 (10.03%) Ethernet
17 36 (9.02%) Cisco ASA
17 36 (9.02%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (6.02%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.51%) MySQL
3 3 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.25%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.25%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.25%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 7 (1.75%) Metasploit
2 5 (1.25%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.25%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.25%) JIRA
General
1 61 (15.29%) Finance
2 24 (6.02%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.51%) Financial Institution
4 9 (2.26%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.01%) Retail
6 5 (1.25%) German Language
7 4 (1.00%) Legal
7 4 (1.00%) Marketing
8 3 (0.75%) Banking
8 3 (0.75%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.25%) Billing
10 1 (0.25%) Games
10 1 (0.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 85 (21.30%) Network Engineer
2 77 (19.30%) Support Engineer
3 76 (19.05%) Analyst
4 39 (9.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 38 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
6 35 (8.77%) Cisco Engineer
7 31 (7.77%) 1st Line Support
7 31 (7.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 30 (7.52%) Architect
9 28 (7.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 26 (6.52%) Support Analyst
11 23 (5.76%) Network Architect
11 23 (5.76%) Security Engineer
12 22 (5.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 22 (5.51%) Senior Network Engineer
13 21 (5.26%) 1st Line Engineer
14 19 (4.76%) IT Engineer
14 19 (4.76%) IT Support
15 18 (4.51%) 1st Line Support Engineer
15 18 (4.51%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (9.02%) Web Services
2 8 (2.01%) 802.1X
2 8 (2.01%) CSS
3 6 (1.50%) HTML
3 6 (1.50%) ODBC
4 1 (0.25%) EDI
4 1 (0.25%) LAMP
4 1 (0.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 61 (15.29%) Data Centre
2 21 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 18 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.51%) Video Conferencing
4 16 (4.01%) Driving Licence
5 8 (2.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 8 (2.01%) iPad
6 7 (1.75%) iPhone
7 6 (1.50%) Life Science
8 5 (1.25%) PMI
9 4 (1.00%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.00%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.00%) Replication
9 4 (1.00%) User Experience
10 3 (0.75%) FMCG
11 2 (0.50%) CCTV
11 2 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.50%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.50%) Mobile Computing
11 2 (0.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 199 (49.87%) Windows
2 98 (24.56%) Windows Server
3 80 (20.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 61 (15.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 50 (12.53%) Windows 7
6 31 (7.77%) Linux
7 25 (6.27%) Windows 10
8 19 (4.76%) Windows 8
9 17 (4.26%) Windows XP
10 12 (3.01%) Android
11 11 (2.76%) Unix
12 6 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (1.00%) CentOS
13 4 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.75%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.75%) Debian
15 2 (0.50%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.25%) Solaris
16 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (28.82%) ITIL
2 57 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 28 (7.02%) Service Management
4 27 (6.77%) Network Management
5 26 (6.52%) Change Management
6 24 (6.02%) Kalman Filter
7 21 (5.26%) Information Security
8 19 (4.76%) Problem Management
9 18 (4.51%) Mentoring
9 18 (4.51%) Service Delivery
10 17 (4.26%) Patch Management
10 17 (4.26%) Project Management
11 14 (3.51%) Incident Management
11 14 (3.51%) Server Hardening
11 14 (3.51%) SIEM
12 13 (3.26%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (3.01%) Network Monitoring
14 11 (2.76%) Disaster Recovery
14 11 (2.76%) Risk Management
14 11 (2.76%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 16 (4.01%) PowerShell
2 15 (3.76%) SQL
3 10 (2.51%) Python
4 9 (2.26%) C
5 7 (1.75%) Shell Script
6 6 (1.50%) Bash Shell
6 6 (1.50%) Korn
7 2 (0.50%) R
8 1 (0.25%) Java
8 1 (0.25%) Perl
8 1 (0.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 91 (22.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 90 (22.56%) Cisco Certification
3 79 (19.80%) MCSE
4 75 (18.80%) CCNP
5 49 (12.28%) MCP
6 39 (9.77%) MCSA
7 38 (9.52%) Degree
8 37 (9.27%) CCNA
9 24 (6.02%) CCIE
10 19 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
11 15 (3.76%) JNCIP
12 9 (2.26%) SC Cleared
12 9 (2.26%) Security Cleared
13 7 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (1.25%) A+ Certification
14 5 (1.25%) Network+ Certification
14 5 (1.25%) PMI Certification
14 5 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (1.00%) MCITP
16 3 (0.75%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (10.03%) SLA
2 17 (4.26%) PMO
3 15 (3.76%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.50%) QA
6 1 (0.25%) GDPR
6 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 182 (45.61%) Active Directory
2 109 (27.32%) Hyper-V
3 72 (18.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (8.52%) Terminal Services
5 26 (6.52%) Virtual Machines
6 24 (6.02%) vSphere
7 10 (2.51%) XenApp
8 8 (2.01%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (1.75%) Samba
10 6 (1.50%) XenDesktop
11 4 (1.00%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.50%) Firmware
12 2 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.25%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 35 (8.77%) SCCM
2 20 (5.01%) Cacti
3 13 (3.26%) FortiGate
4 12 (3.01%) Puppet
5 9 (2.26%) Nagios
6 7 (1.75%) OpenNMS
6 7 (1.75%) RANCID
7 5 (1.25%) SolarWinds Orion
7 5 (1.25%) WSUS
8 4 (1.00%) AirWatch
8 4 (1.00%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (1.00%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.75%) TrustSec
10 2 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.50%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.25%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.25%) HockeyApp
11 1 (0.25%) Terraform
Vendors
1 198 (49.62%) Cisco
2 162 (40.60%) Microsoft
3 126 (31.58%) VMware
4 57 (14.29%) Juniper
5 45 (11.28%) Citrix
6 42 (10.53%) F5
7 30 (7.52%) CheckPoint
8 20 (5.01%) Riverbed
9 14 (3.51%) HP
9 14 (3.51%) SolarWinds
10 13 (3.26%) IronPort
11 11 (2.76%) Google
11 11 (2.76%) Polycom
12 10 (2.51%) Siemens
13 9 (2.26%) Palo Alto
14 8 (2.01%) Blue Coat
14 8 (2.01%) Splunk
15 7 (1.75%) BT
15 7 (1.75%) Huawei
15 7 (1.75%) Wyse