Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
England > North West
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 130 122 121
Rank change year-on-year -8 -1 -3
Permanent jobs citing LAN 312 337 272
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.51% 2.61% 2.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.53% 17.43% 15.79%
Number of salaries quoted 257 291 230
North West median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% - -
10th Percentile £21,000 £21,250 £21,475
90th Percentile £68,750 £53,750 £52,500
England median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% -2.30% +2.35%

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 1,684 1,934 1,723
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.56% 14.99% 15.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1,343 1,523 1,434
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £21,250 £23,250 £21,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £59,813
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +2 160 £37,000 -7.50% 43
Cheshire -40 87 £40,000 +8.11% 14
Merseyside +33 37 £60,000 +37.14% 11
Lancashire +18 23 £35,000 +40.00% 8
Cumbria -1 4 £50,000 +42.86%
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 281 (90.06%) WAN
2 174 (55.77%) Cisco
3 167 (53.53%) Windows
4 154 (49.36%) Firewall
5 133 (42.63%) Active Directory
6 128 (41.03%) VMware
7 113 (36.22%) Microsoft
8 110 (35.26%) Windows Server
9 102 (32.69%) TCP/IP
10 97 (31.09%) Cisco Certification
11 92 (29.49%) CCNP
11 92 (29.49%) VPN
12 86 (27.56%) ITIL
13 79 (25.32%) Network Security
14 75 (24.04%) VMware Infrastructure
15 74 (23.72%) DNS
16 73 (23.40%) Hyper-V
17 71 (22.76%) Windows Server 2008
18 70 (22.44%) Office 365
19 69 (22.12%) Windows Server 2012
20 65 (20.83%) Wireless
21 62 (19.87%) SAN
22 58 (18.59%) MPLS
23 54 (17.31%) VoIP
24 53 (16.99%) Microsoft Office
25 51 (16.35%) CCNA
26 48 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
26 48 (15.38%) Data Centre
27 47 (15.06%) Citrix
28 44 (14.10%) WLAN

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 37 (11.86%) MS Exchange
2 21 (6.73%) Exchange Server 2010
2 21 (6.73%) SharePoint
3 14 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (3.85%) IIS
5 11 (3.53%) Skype for Business
6 8 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.96%) nginx
8 2 (0.64%) Apache
8 2 (0.64%) Drupal
8 2 (0.64%) WordPress
9 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.32%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 53 (16.99%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 11 (3.53%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.60%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.64%) Pegasus Opera
2 1 (0.32%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 70 (22.44%) Office 365
2 28 (8.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.56%) IaaS
5 7 (2.24%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.96%) SaaS
7 2 (0.64%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.32%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.32%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.32%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (0.32%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.32%) NuGet
8 1 (0.32%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.32%) PaaS
8 1 (0.32%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 281 (90.06%) WAN
2 154 (49.36%) Firewall
3 102 (32.69%) TCP/IP
4 92 (29.49%) VPN
5 79 (25.32%) Network Security
6 74 (23.72%) DNS
7 65 (20.83%) Wireless
8 62 (19.87%) SAN
9 58 (18.59%) MPLS
10 54 (17.31%) VoIP
11 44 (14.10%) Cisco ASA
11 44 (14.10%) DHCP
11 44 (14.10%) WLAN
12 43 (13.78%) Cisco IOS
13 38 (12.18%) VLAN
14 37 (11.86%) SSL
15 35 (11.22%) BGP
16 33 (10.58%) Wi-Fi
17 32 (10.26%) IPsec
18 30 (9.62%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (9.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (1.60%) DTS
2 5 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.32%) MySQL
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (0.64%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.32%) Chocolatey
2 1 (0.32%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.32%) WiX
General
1 44 (14.10%) Retail
2 27 (8.65%) Telecoms
3 26 (8.33%) Finance
4 10 (3.21%) Games
5 8 (2.56%) Retail Banking
6 6 (1.92%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.60%) Legal
8 4 (1.28%) Banking
9 2 (0.64%) Law
9 2 (0.64%) Local Government
10 1 (0.32%) Electronics
10 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 72 (23.08%) Network Engineer
2 50 (16.03%) Support Engineer
3 31 (9.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 30 (9.62%) Security Engineer
5 26 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 26 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
6 25 (8.01%) Network Security Engineer
7 24 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 22 (7.05%) Architect
9 21 (6.73%) IT Support
10 20 (6.41%) Cisco Engineer
10 20 (6.41%) Server Engineer
10 20 (6.41%) Solutions Architect
11 19 (6.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 19 (6.09%) Analyst
12 17 (5.45%) 3rd Line Support
12 17 (5.45%) Technical Support
13 16 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 16 (5.13%) Security Architect
13 16 (5.13%) Security Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (5.45%) Web Services
2 7 (2.24%) 802.1X
3 5 (1.60%) HTML
4 4 (1.28%) CSS
5 3 (0.96%) .NET
5 3 (0.96%) LAMP
6 2 (0.64%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.64%) COM
7 1 (0.32%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.32%) HTML5
7 1 (0.32%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 48 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 29 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (5.13%) Video Conferencing
4 15 (4.81%) Driving Licence
5 12 (3.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 11 (3.53%) Cyberthreat
7 10 (3.21%) Clustering
8 9 (2.88%) Management Information System
8 9 (2.88%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (1.92%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.60%) PKI
11 4 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (1.28%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.28%) Video\Live Streaming
12 3 (0.96%) CCTV
12 3 (0.96%) Digital Signage
12 3 (0.96%) Fat Client
12 3 (0.96%) Thin Client
13 2 (0.64%) iPad
14 1 (0.32%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 167 (53.53%) Windows
2 110 (35.26%) Windows Server
3 71 (22.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 69 (22.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 38 (12.18%) Linux
6 21 (6.73%) Windows 10
6 21 (6.73%) Windows 7
7 7 (2.24%) Windows 8
8 6 (1.92%) Unix
9 5 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.60%) Windows XP
10 4 (1.28%) CentOS
10 4 (1.28%) SUSE
11 3 (0.96%) AIX
11 3 (0.96%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.64%) Android
12 2 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.64%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.64%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (27.56%) ITIL
2 48 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
3 33 (10.58%) Project Management
4 27 (8.65%) Presales
5 26 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
5 26 (8.33%) SIEM
5 26 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
6 24 (7.69%) Incident Management
6 24 (7.69%) Load Balancing
6 24 (7.69%) Service Delivery
7 22 (7.05%) Change Management
7 22 (7.05%) Disaster Recovery
7 22 (7.05%) High Availability
7 22 (7.05%) Mentoring
7 22 (7.05%) Security Patching
8 21 (6.73%) Business Continuity
9 20 (6.41%) E-Commerce
9 20 (6.41%) Information Security
9 20 (6.41%) Programme Delivery
10 18 (5.77%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (6.41%) SQL
2 12 (3.85%) PowerShell
3 9 (2.88%) Perl
4 8 (2.56%) Python
5 5 (1.60%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.28%) C#
7 3 (0.96%) C
7 3 (0.96%) PHP
8 2 (0.64%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 97 (31.09%) Cisco Certification
2 92 (29.49%) CCNP
3 51 (16.35%) CCNA
4 42 (13.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 40 (12.82%) MCSE
6 33 (10.58%) Degree
7 30 (9.62%) CCDP
8 29 (9.29%) MCSA
9 21 (6.73%) MCP
10 11 (3.53%) CISSP
10 11 (3.53%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (3.53%) Security Cleared
11 8 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 7 (2.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (1.60%) BPSS Clearance
13 5 (1.60%) MCTS
13 5 (1.60%) SC Cleared
14 2 (0.64%) CCIE
14 2 (0.64%) Network+ Certification
15 1 (0.32%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (9.94%) SLA
2 10 (3.21%) PCI DSS
3 7 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.64%) GDPR
4 2 (0.64%) ISAE 3402
5 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.32%) PMO
5 1 (0.32%) QA
System Software
1 133 (42.63%) Active Directory
2 75 (24.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (23.40%) Hyper-V
4 21 (6.73%) Firmware
5 16 (5.13%) Terminal Services
5 16 (5.13%) vSphere
6 13 (4.17%) XenApp
7 12 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (2.88%) XenDesktop
9 6 (1.92%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.96%) pfSense
11 3 (0.96%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.64%) KVM
12 2 (0.64%) vCloud
12 2 (0.64%) XenServer
13 1 (0.32%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.32%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.32%) Xen
Systems Management
1 28 (8.97%) Cisco CUCM
2 20 (6.41%) FortiGate
2 20 (6.41%) SCCM
3 17 (5.45%) Cisco UCCX
4 16 (5.13%) SCOM
5 14 (4.49%) Nessus
6 11 (3.53%) TrustSec
7 8 (2.56%) Cisco Prime
8 7 (2.24%) WSUS
9 4 (1.28%) Puppet
10 3 (0.96%) SCVMM
10 3 (0.96%) Terraform
10 3 (0.96%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.64%) Ansible
11 2 (0.64%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.64%) SmoothWall
12 1 (0.32%) Nagios
12 1 (0.32%) Nmap
Vendors
1 174 (55.77%) Cisco
2 128 (41.03%) VMware
3 113 (36.22%) Microsoft
4 47 (15.06%) Citrix
5 41 (13.14%) Juniper
6 30 (9.62%) Fortinet
7 29 (9.29%) HP
8 25 (8.01%) CheckPoint
9 24 (7.69%) SolarWinds
10 23 (7.37%) F5
11 15 (4.81%) NetApp
12 14 (4.49%) Meraki
13 13 (4.17%) Forcepoint
14 12 (3.85%) Riverbed
14 12 (3.85%) Veeam
15 11 (3.53%) Tufin
16 8 (2.56%) Dell
17 6 (1.92%) Intel
17 6 (1.92%) Sophos
18 5 (1.60%) McAfee