Period
to 23 March 2019

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 23 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
England > North West
6 months to
23 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 111 133 140
Rank change year-on-year +22 +7 -32
Permanent jobs citing LAN 276 325 290
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.70% 2.51% 2.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.63% 19.44% 16.20%
Number of salaries quoted 209 272 243
North West median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% - -
10th Percentile £23,550 £21,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £54,950 £54,946
England median annual salary £43,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +1.18% -1.16%

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 1,887 1,672 1,790
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.49% 12.91% 14.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1,400 1,299 1,401
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,000 £21,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -

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 23 March 2019.

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 23 March 2019. 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 +6 177 £42,250 +12.67% 16
Cheshire +18 51 £44,000 +20.55% 5
Merseyside +27 35 £45,000 +13.92% 3
Lancashire -5 11 £39,000 +11.43% 1
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 23 March 2019, 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.

1 238 (86.23%) WAN
2 139 (50.36%) Cisco
3 127 (46.01%) Firewall
4 116 (42.03%) Active Directory
5 114 (41.30%) Windows
6 96 (34.78%) VMware
7 88 (31.88%) TCP/IP
8 85 (30.80%) Cisco Certification
9 84 (30.43%) Microsoft
10 75 (27.17%) DNS
11 72 (26.09%) Data Centre
12 71 (25.72%) CCNP
13 69 (25.00%) ITIL
14 65 (23.55%) Wireless
15 64 (23.19%) VMware Infrastructure
16 62 (22.46%) Windows Server
17 58 (21.01%) Office 365
18 50 (18.12%) SAN
19 47 (17.03%) Microsoft Office
20 45 (16.30%) Hyper-V
21 43 (15.58%) DHCP
22 42 (15.22%) Network Security
23 41 (14.86%) CCNA
24 39 (14.13%) VoIP
24 39 (14.13%) Windows Server 2012
25 38 (13.77%) Problem-Solving
26 36 (13.04%) Citrix
27 34 (12.32%) Finance
27 34 (12.32%) Cisco Nexus
28 33 (11.96%) Mentoring

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 31 (11.23%) MS Exchange
2 20 (7.25%) IIS
3 19 (6.88%) Apache
4 15 (5.43%) Tomcat
4 15 (5.43%) WebLogic
5 10 (3.62%) Skype for Business
6 9 (3.26%) SharePoint
7 7 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (2.54%) IBM Notes
8 6 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 47 (17.03%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (1.45%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 58 (21.01%) Office 365
2 26 (9.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.09%) G Suite
5 3 (1.09%) OpenShift
5 3 (1.09%) SaaS
6 2 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.36%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 238 (86.23%) WAN
2 127 (46.01%) Firewall
3 88 (31.88%) TCP/IP
4 75 (27.17%) DNS
5 65 (23.55%) Wireless
6 50 (18.12%) SAN
7 43 (15.58%) DHCP
8 42 (15.22%) Network Security
9 39 (14.13%) VoIP
10 34 (12.32%) Cisco Nexus
11 32 (11.59%) VLAN
12 30 (10.87%) Wi-Fi
13 27 (9.78%) Cisco IOS
14 26 (9.42%) Cisco ASA
15 23 (8.33%) Internet
15 23 (8.33%) MPLS
16 22 (7.97%) Cisco Wireless
17 21 (7.61%) NX-OS
17 21 (7.61%) VPN
18 20 (7.25%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.43%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.09%) MariaDB
4 3 (1.09%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.09%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.09%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.72%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.72%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.72%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (1.09%) JIRA
2 2 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
General
1 34 (12.32%) Finance
2 15 (5.43%) Telecoms
3 14 (5.07%) Retail
4 9 (3.26%) Banking
4 9 (3.26%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.54%) Publishing
6 5 (1.81%) Law
7 4 (1.45%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.45%) Military
8 2 (0.72%) Advertising
8 2 (0.72%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.72%) Automotive
8 2 (0.72%) Electronics
8 2 (0.72%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 58 (21.01%) Analyst
2 42 (15.22%) Network Engineer
3 29 (10.51%) IT Support
4 26 (9.42%) Senior Network Engineer
5 24 (8.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 22 (7.97%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 22 (7.97%) IT Engineer
7 21 (7.61%) Architect
8 20 (7.25%) Support Engineer
9 19 (6.88%) Support Analyst
10 17 (6.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 16 (5.80%) IT Technician
12 15 (5.43%) 3rd Line Support
12 15 (5.43%) Server Support
13 14 (5.07%) IT Support Technician
13 14 (5.07%) Support Technician
14 13 (4.71%) SAN Support
14 13 (4.71%) Server Support Technician
14 13 (4.71%) Server Technician
15 12 (4.35%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.35%) Web Services
2 9 (3.26%) Middleware
3 5 (1.81%) Software Packaging
4 4 (1.45%) HTML
5 2 (0.72%) MSMQ
5 2 (0.72%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.36%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 72 (26.09%) Data Centre
2 14 (5.07%) IVR
3 11 (3.99%) Replication
4 10 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.62%) Public Cloud
5 9 (3.26%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.26%) Smartphone
6 8 (2.90%) Driving Licence
6 8 (2.90%) Security Operations Centre
7 7 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (2.17%) Clustering
9 5 (1.81%) Life Science
10 4 (1.45%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (1.45%) Fat Client
10 4 (1.45%) Thin Client
11 3 (1.09%) Augmented Reality
11 3 (1.09%) Blackberry
11 3 (1.09%) iPad
11 3 (1.09%) iPhone
11 3 (1.09%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 114 (41.30%) Windows
2 62 (22.46%) Windows Server
3 39 (14.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (10.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (10.14%) Windows 10
6 22 (7.97%) Windows 7
7 20 (7.25%) Linux
8 16 (5.80%) Unix
9 15 (5.43%) Android
10 12 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (2.54%) Mac OS X
12 6 (2.17%) Apple iOS
12 6 (2.17%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (1.45%) CentOS
14 3 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (1.09%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.72%) Debian
16 1 (0.36%) AIX
16 1 (0.36%) Fedora
16 1 (0.36%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (25.00%) ITIL
2 38 (13.77%) Problem-Solving
3 33 (11.96%) Mentoring
4 27 (9.78%) Change Management
5 23 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 22 (7.97%) Load Balancing
7 19 (6.88%) Change Control
7 19 (6.88%) Cybersecurity
8 18 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (6.16%) Problem Management
9 17 (6.16%) Project Management
10 14 (5.07%) Configuration Management
10 14 (5.07%) Service Delivery
11 13 (4.71%) Network Monitoring
12 12 (4.35%) Proactive Monitoring
13 11 (3.99%) Disaster Recovery
13 11 (3.99%) DNA
13 11 (3.99%) Security Operations
14 10 (3.62%) Coaching
14 10 (3.62%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 24 (8.70%) PowerShell
2 18 (6.52%) SQL
3 6 (2.17%) T-SQL
4 4 (1.45%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.09%) C#
5 3 (1.09%) Python
6 2 (0.72%) VB
7 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 85 (30.80%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (25.72%) CCNP
3 41 (14.86%) CCNA
4 19 (6.88%) Degree
5 17 (6.16%) ITIL Certification
6 15 (5.43%) CCIE
7 14 (5.07%) MCSE
7 14 (5.07%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (2.17%) CCDP
9 5 (1.81%) DBS Check
10 4 (1.45%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 4 (1.45%) PMI Certification
11 3 (1.09%) A+ Certification
11 3 (1.09%) CCENT
11 3 (1.09%) Network+ Certification
11 3 (1.09%) SC Cleared
11 3 (1.09%) Security Cleared
11 3 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.72%) JNCIA
12 2 (0.72%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.97%) SLA
2 14 (5.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 12 (4.35%) PMO
4 8 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.09%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.72%) QA
7 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 116 (42.03%) Active Directory
2 64 (23.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (16.30%) Hyper-V
4 26 (9.42%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (5.43%) Virtual Servers
6 12 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (4.35%) vSphere
6 12 (4.35%) XenApp
7 11 (3.99%) Terminal Services
8 4 (1.45%) ProxySG
8 4 (1.45%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.09%) Docker
10 2 (0.72%) vCloud
10 2 (0.72%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.36%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.36%) Firmware
11 1 (0.36%) KVM
11 1 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 11 (3.99%) Cisco Prime
1 11 (3.99%) Stealthwatch
2 6 (2.17%) SCCM
3 5 (1.81%) FortiGate
4 4 (1.45%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.45%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.09%) Ansible
5 3 (1.09%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (1.09%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (1.09%) Nagios
5 3 (1.09%) Nessus
6 2 (0.72%) vCenter Server
6 2 (0.72%) WSUS
7 1 (0.36%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.36%) OpenView
7 1 (0.36%) Puppet
7 1 (0.36%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 139 (50.36%) Cisco
2 96 (34.78%) VMware
3 84 (30.43%) Microsoft
4 36 (13.04%) Citrix
5 28 (10.14%) Meraki
6 27 (9.78%) CheckPoint
7 25 (9.06%) F5
8 21 (7.61%) SolarWinds
9 16 (5.80%) NetApp
10 15 (5.43%) Veeam
11 14 (5.07%) IronPort
12 12 (4.35%) HP
12 12 (4.35%) Palo Alto
13 8 (2.90%) Mitel
14 7 (2.54%) Lotus
15 6 (2.17%) McAfee
16 5 (1.81%) Dell
16 5 (1.81%) Fortinet
16 5 (1.81%) Google
16 5 (1.81%) Salesforce.com