Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
England > North West
6 months to
21 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 126 119
Rank change year-on-year +23 -7 +19
Permanent jobs citing LAN 397 287 337
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.02% 2.41% 2.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.23% 15.10% 17.34%
Number of salaries quoted 338 243 266
North West median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £21,175 £24,250 £19,875
90th Percentile £55,000 £54,730 £70,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year - -2.30% +3.57%

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 2064 1901 1943
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.68% 15.95% 14.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1672 1585 1548
North West median annual salary £39,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.30% +2.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +16 235 £42,500 +8.97% 24
Cheshire +42 139 £37,500 -16.67% 7
Merseyside -15 10 £50,000 +33.33% 2
Lancashire -16 5 £37,500 +11.43% 2
Cumbria -3 1 - -
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 355 (89.42%) WAN
2 185 (46.60%) Cisco
3 183 (46.10%) Windows
4 175 (44.08%) Firewall
5 159 (40.05%) Active Directory
6 149 (37.53%) Microsoft
7 148 (37.28%) VPN
8 126 (31.74%) VMware
9 111 (27.96%) TCP/IP
10 105 (26.45%) ITIL
11 96 (24.18%) Hyper-V
12 95 (23.93%) Cisco Certification
13 93 (23.43%) DNS
14 89 (22.42%) Windows Server
15 86 (21.66%) Office 365
16 82 (20.65%) CCNP
16 82 (20.65%) MPLS
17 69 (17.38%) VoIP
18 68 (17.13%) VMware Infrastructure
19 67 (16.88%) BGP
20 65 (16.37%) MS Exchange
21 63 (15.87%) Microsoft Certification
21 63 (15.87%) Wireless
22 62 (15.62%) Juniper
23 61 (15.37%) DHCP
24 58 (14.61%) Network Security
25 56 (14.11%) Finance
26 55 (13.85%) MCSE
26 55 (13.85%) SAN
27 54 (13.60%) Microsoft Office

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 65 (16.37%) MS Exchange
2 30 (7.56%) SharePoint
3 27 (6.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (5.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (2.77%) Skype for Business
6 10 (2.52%) IIS
6 10 (2.52%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (2.02%) Apache
8 7 (1.76%) SAS
8 7 (1.76%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.25%) Confluence
9 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 54 (13.60%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.51%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (1.51%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.25%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 86 (21.66%) Office 365
2 43 (10.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (7.30%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (6.05%) SaaS
5 6 (1.51%) IaaS
6 5 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (1.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.50%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.25%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 355 (89.42%) WAN
2 175 (44.08%) Firewall
3 148 (37.28%) VPN
4 111 (27.96%) TCP/IP
5 93 (23.43%) DNS
6 82 (20.65%) MPLS
7 69 (17.38%) VoIP
8 67 (16.88%) BGP
9 63 (15.87%) Wireless
10 61 (15.37%) DHCP
11 58 (14.61%) Network Security
12 55 (13.85%) SAN
13 51 (12.85%) OSPF
14 48 (12.09%) Ethernet
15 45 (11.34%) EIGRP
16 43 (10.83%) IPsec
17 42 (10.58%) SSL
18 36 (9.07%) Cisco ASA
19 33 (8.31%) Cisco IOS
20 29 (7.30%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.29%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.27%) MySQL
3 6 (1.51%) Crystal Reports
3 6 (1.51%) PowerPivot
3 6 (1.51%) QlikView
4 5 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 7 (1.76%) Metasploit
2 4 (1.01%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.25%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.25%) JIRA
General
1 56 (14.11%) Finance
2 36 (9.07%) Telecoms
3 11 (2.77%) Manufacturing
4 10 (2.52%) Financial Institution
5 8 (2.02%) Retail
6 7 (1.76%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (1.51%) Games
7 6 (1.51%) Legal
8 5 (1.26%) German Language
9 3 (0.76%) Banking
9 3 (0.76%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.50%) Law
11 1 (0.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 87 (21.91%) Network Engineer
2 73 (18.39%) Analyst
3 53 (13.35%) Support Engineer
4 38 (9.57%) 3rd Line Support
5 36 (9.07%) Cisco Engineer
6 32 (8.06%) Support Analyst
7 29 (7.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 26 (6.55%) Architect
9 25 (6.30%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 24 (6.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 22 (5.54%) 1st Line Support
11 22 (5.54%) Senior Network Engineer
12 21 (5.29%) Network Architect
13 20 (5.04%) IT Support
14 19 (4.79%) 2nd Line Support
14 19 (4.79%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 18 (4.53%) Operations Engineer
15 18 (4.53%) Security Engineer
15 18 (4.53%) Technical Support
16 16 (4.03%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (7.30%) Web Services
2 12 (3.02%) 802.1X
3 8 (2.02%) CSS
4 6 (1.51%) EDI
4 6 (1.51%) HTML
4 6 (1.51%) ODBC
4 6 (1.51%) XML
5 2 (0.50%) TAPI
6 1 (0.25%) .NET
6 1 (0.25%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 53 (13.35%) Data Centre
2 27 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (4.79%) Management Information System
4 13 (3.27%) Video Conferencing
5 10 (2.52%) Driving Licence
6 9 (2.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 9 (2.27%) iPad
7 7 (1.76%) Life Science
7 7 (1.76%) Replication
8 6 (1.51%) PMI
9 5 (1.26%) Clustering
9 5 (1.26%) EPoS
10 4 (1.01%) iPhone
10 4 (1.01%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.76%) Blackberry
11 3 (0.76%) FMCG
11 3 (0.76%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.50%) CCTV
12 2 (0.50%) User Experience
13 1 (0.25%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 183 (46.10%) Windows
2 89 (22.42%) Windows Server
3 54 (13.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 49 (12.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (9.82%) Linux
6 34 (8.56%) Windows 7
7 25 (6.30%) Windows 10
7 25 (6.30%) Windows 8
8 16 (4.03%) Unix
9 13 (3.27%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (2.52%) Windows XP
11 9 (2.27%) Android
12 5 (1.26%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (1.01%) CentOS
14 3 (0.76%) Debian
15 2 (0.50%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.25%) Solaris
16 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (26.45%) ITIL
2 54 (13.60%) Load Balancing
3 35 (8.82%) Network Management
4 29 (7.30%) Service Management
5 28 (7.05%) Kalman Filter
6 24 (6.05%) Project Management
7 23 (5.79%) Change Management
7 23 (5.79%) Mentoring
8 22 (5.54%) Service Delivery
9 21 (5.29%) Information Security
10 18 (4.53%) Problem Management
11 17 (4.28%) Migration
12 15 (3.78%) Presales
12 15 (3.78%) PRINCE2
13 14 (3.53%) Server Hardening
14 13 (3.27%) Disaster Recovery
14 13 (3.27%) Patch Management
14 13 (3.27%) SIEM
15 12 (3.02%) Agile Software Development
16 11 (2.77%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 30 (7.56%) PowerShell
2 18 (4.53%) SQL
3 11 (2.77%) C
4 10 (2.52%) Python
5 7 (1.76%) Shell Script
6 6 (1.51%) Bash Shell
6 6 (1.51%) Korn
6 6 (1.51%) VBScript
7 2 (0.50%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.50%) R
7 2 (0.50%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.50%) VB
8 1 (0.25%) C#
8 1 (0.25%) Delphi
8 1 (0.25%) Java
8 1 (0.25%) Perl
8 1 (0.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 95 (23.93%) Cisco Certification
2 82 (20.65%) CCNP
3 63 (15.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 55 (13.85%) MCSE
5 49 (12.34%) Degree
6 38 (9.57%) CCNA
7 30 (7.56%) MCP
8 26 (6.55%) CCIE
9 24 (6.05%) MCSA
10 20 (5.04%) JNCIP
11 18 (4.53%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (3.02%) SC Cleared
12 12 (3.02%) Security Cleared
12 12 (3.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (1.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 6 (1.51%) PMI Certification
15 5 (1.26%) CCA
15 5 (1.26%) Citrix Certification
15 5 (1.26%) MCITP
16 3 (0.76%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (10.33%) SLA
2 15 (3.78%) PMO
3 10 (2.52%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.50%) QA
6 1 (0.25%) GDPR
System Software
1 159 (40.05%) Active Directory
2 96 (24.18%) Hyper-V
3 68 (17.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (8.06%) Terminal Services
5 17 (4.28%) Virtual Machines
5 17 (4.28%) vSphere
6 15 (3.78%) XenApp
7 10 (2.52%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (2.02%) XenDesktop
9 7 (1.76%) Samba
10 4 (1.01%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.25%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 38 (9.57%) SCCM
2 21 (5.29%) Cacti
3 16 (4.03%) FortiGate
4 14 (3.53%) Puppet
5 12 (3.02%) Nagios
5 12 (3.02%) WSUS
6 9 (2.27%) OpenNMS
6 9 (2.27%) RANCID
7 8 (2.02%) Cisco CUCM
7 8 (2.02%) SolarWinds Orion
8 7 (1.76%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.76%) TrustSec
9 3 (0.76%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.50%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.25%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.25%) Cobbler
11 1 (0.25%) DameWare
11 1 (0.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 185 (46.60%) Cisco
2 149 (37.53%) Microsoft
3 126 (31.74%) VMware
4 62 (15.62%) Juniper
5 51 (12.85%) Citrix
6 39 (9.82%) F5
7 32 (8.06%) CheckPoint
8 27 (6.80%) HP
9 23 (5.79%) Riverbed
10 15 (3.78%) SolarWinds
11 10 (2.52%) Google
12 9 (2.27%) Dell
12 9 (2.27%) Ericsson
12 9 (2.27%) Huawei
12 9 (2.27%) Palo Alto
13 8 (2.02%) Blue Coat
13 8 (2.02%) BT
13 8 (2.02%) Splunk
13 8 (2.02%) Wyse
14 7 (1.76%) IronPort