Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
England > North West
6 months to
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 121 134 104
Rank change year-on-year +13 -30 +33
Permanent jobs citing LAN 286 307 393
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.72% 2.53% 2.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.65% 16.84% 19.04%
Number of salaries quoted 211 251 338
North West median annual salary £40,500 £40,380 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.30% +0.95% +6.67%
10th Percentile £23,250 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £53,750 £70,000 £53,750
England median annual salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.41% +3.53% -

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 1,952 1,823 2,064
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.54% 15.03% 15.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1,138 1,480 1,669
North West median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.66% +6.49% +1.32%
10th Percentile £22,750 £21,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +23 170 £40,000 +3.90% 41
Cheshire -5 58 £48,750 +10.80% 19
Merseyside -10 29 £41,500 -10.27% 5
Lancashire -7 28 £33,250 -21.30% 8
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 257 (89.86%) WAN
2 162 (56.64%) Windows
3 161 (56.29%) Active Directory
4 154 (53.85%) Microsoft
5 145 (50.70%) Cisco
6 120 (41.96%) DNS
7 117 (40.91%) VMware
8 114 (39.86%) Firewall
9 100 (34.97%) Windows Server
10 92 (32.17%) Office 365
10 92 (32.17%) TCP/IP
11 82 (28.67%) Cisco Certification
12 81 (28.32%) DHCP
13 77 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
14 70 (24.48%) Microsoft Office
15 68 (23.78%) ITIL
16 64 (22.38%) VPN
17 61 (21.33%) VoIP
17 61 (21.33%) CCNP
17 61 (21.33%) Wireless
17 61 (21.33%) Windows Server 2012
18 60 (20.98%) Azure
18 60 (20.98%) Network Security
19 53 (18.53%) Data Centre
20 50 (17.48%) Internet
21 49 (17.13%) Problem-Solving
22 48 (16.78%) Hyper-V
23 47 (16.43%) CCNA
24 46 (16.08%) SAN
24 46 (16.08%) MS Exchange

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 46 (16.08%) MS Exchange
2 29 (10.14%) SharePoint
3 21 (7.34%) IIS
4 14 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (4.20%) SharePoint 2013
6 10 (3.50%) Apache
7 8 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (2.45%) Skype for Business
9 4 (1.40%) IBM Notes
9 4 (1.40%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.40%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.35%) Drupal
11 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 70 (24.48%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (4.90%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.40%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.35%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 92 (32.17%) Office 365
2 60 (20.98%) Azure
3 23 (8.04%) AWS
4 14 (4.90%) Azure Active Directory
5 13 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (2.80%) IaaS
7 2 (0.70%) G Suite
7 2 (0.70%) PaaS
7 2 (0.70%) SaaS
8 1 (0.35%) Azure Stack
8 1 (0.35%) GCP
8 1 (0.35%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.35%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.35%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.35%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 257 (89.86%) WAN
2 120 (41.96%) DNS
3 114 (39.86%) Firewall
4 92 (32.17%) TCP/IP
5 81 (28.32%) DHCP
6 64 (22.38%) VPN
7 61 (21.33%) VoIP
7 61 (21.33%) Wireless
8 60 (20.98%) Network Security
9 50 (17.48%) Internet
10 46 (16.08%) SAN
11 37 (12.94%) VLAN
12 36 (12.59%) Wi-Fi
13 34 (11.89%) BGP
13 34 (11.89%) OSPF
14 28 (9.79%) WLAN
15 27 (9.44%) SMTP
16 26 (9.09%) MPLS
17 20 (6.99%) Cisco Nexus
17 20 (6.99%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (8.04%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (1.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (6.64%) Telecoms
2 16 (5.59%) Finance
3 14 (4.90%) Retail
4 11 (3.85%) Public Sector
5 6 (2.10%) Fire and Rescue
5 6 (2.10%) Police
6 5 (1.75%) Housing Association
7 4 (1.40%) Banking
7 4 (1.40%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.70%) German Language
8 2 (0.70%) Italian Language
8 2 (0.70%) Polish Language
8 2 (0.70%) Russian Language
8 2 (0.70%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.35%) French Language
9 1 (0.35%) International Banking
9 1 (0.35%) Local Government
9 1 (0.35%) Marketing
9 1 (0.35%) Portuguese Language
9 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 56 (19.58%) Network Engineer
2 47 (16.43%) Analyst
3 35 (12.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 30 (10.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 27 (9.44%) Service Analyst
5 27 (9.44%) Service Desk Analyst
6 24 (8.39%) Support Engineer
7 22 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
8 20 (6.99%) 3rd Line Support
9 17 (5.94%) Architect
10 16 (5.59%) Administrator
11 15 (5.24%) Project Manager
12 13 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 13 (4.55%) Network Administrator
12 13 (4.55%) Support Technician
13 12 (4.20%) IT Engineer
13 12 (4.20%) Network Security Engineer
13 12 (4.20%) Network Support
13 12 (4.20%) Security Engineer
14 11 (3.85%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (5.94%) Web Services
2 10 (3.50%) 802.1X
3 6 (2.10%) Middleware
4 3 (1.05%) .NET
5 2 (0.70%) HTML
5 2 (0.70%) HTML5
5 2 (0.70%) JSON
5 2 (0.70%) SOAP
5 2 (0.70%) XML
6 1 (0.35%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 53 (18.53%) Data Centre
2 31 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (8.39%) Driving Licence
4 22 (7.69%) Management Information System
5 13 (4.55%) PKI
5 13 (4.55%) Smartphone
6 9 (3.15%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (2.80%) FMCG
8 6 (2.10%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (1.75%) Clustering
9 5 (1.75%) Fat Client
9 5 (1.75%) FlexPod
9 5 (1.75%) Thin Client
9 5 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.75%) Xbox
10 4 (1.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (1.40%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.40%) Replication
11 3 (1.05%) Blackberry
11 3 (1.05%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 162 (56.64%) Windows
2 100 (34.97%) Windows Server
3 61 (21.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 45 (15.73%) Windows 10
5 29 (10.14%) Linux
6 28 (9.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (7.34%) Windows 7
8 16 (5.59%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (2.80%) Unix
10 7 (2.45%) Mac OS X
11 5 (1.75%) Android
12 3 (1.05%) VMS
12 3 (1.05%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.70%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.70%) CentOS
13 2 (0.70%) Debian
13 2 (0.70%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.35%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (23.78%) ITIL
2 49 (17.13%) Problem-Solving
3 45 (15.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 35 (12.24%) Problem Management
5 34 (11.89%) Mentoring
6 29 (10.14%) Service Delivery
7 27 (9.44%) Project Delivery
7 27 (9.44%) Project Management
8 24 (8.39%) Disaster Recovery
9 23 (8.04%) Change Management
9 23 (8.04%) Stakeholder Management
10 21 (7.34%) Migration
10 21 (7.34%) PRINCE2
11 20 (6.99%) Kalman Filter
12 19 (6.64%) Coaching
12 19 (6.64%) Information Security
12 19 (6.64%) Network Architecture
12 19 (6.64%) Presales
13 18 (6.29%) Change Control
14 17 (5.94%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (5.24%) SQL
2 14 (4.90%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.05%) PHP
3 3 (1.05%) Python
4 2 (0.70%) C#
4 2 (0.70%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.70%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.35%) C
5 1 (0.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 82 (28.67%) Cisco Certification
2 61 (21.33%) CCNP
3 47 (16.43%) CCNA
4 34 (11.89%) Degree
5 30 (10.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 24 (8.39%) MCSE
7 14 (4.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 12 (4.20%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (3.15%) CCIE
10 8 (2.80%) CCDP
11 7 (2.45%) DBS Check
11 7 (2.45%) SC Cleared
11 7 (2.45%) Security Cleared
12 6 (2.10%) CEH
12 6 (2.10%) CISSP
12 6 (2.10%) GIAC
12 6 (2.10%) GSEC
13 5 (1.75%) CompTIA Security+
13 5 (1.75%) JNCIA
13 5 (1.75%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (10.14%) SLA
2 16 (5.59%) GDPR
3 11 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (2.80%) ISO 22301
4 8 (2.80%) ISO 9001
5 6 (2.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.70%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.70%) PMO
7 1 (0.35%) BS7799
System Software
1 161 (56.29%) Active Directory
2 77 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (16.78%) Hyper-V
4 23 (8.04%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (7.34%) Terminal Services
5 21 (7.34%) Virtual Machines
6 18 (6.29%) vSphere
7 10 (3.50%) VMware NSX
8 8 (2.80%) Virtual Desktop
9 7 (2.45%) XenApp
10 6 (2.10%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (1.40%) vCloud
12 3 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.70%) XenDesktop
14 1 (0.35%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 17 (5.94%) SCCM
2 13 (4.55%) WSUS
3 11 (3.85%) SolarWinds Orion
4 7 (2.45%) SCOM
5 6 (2.10%) FortiGate
5 6 (2.10%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 5 (1.75%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (1.05%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.70%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.70%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.35%) Cacti
9 1 (0.35%) Nagios
9 1 (0.35%) OpenNMS
9 1 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.35%) PaperCut
9 1 (0.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 154 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 145 (50.70%) Cisco
3 117 (40.91%) VMware
4 32 (11.19%) Meraki
5 26 (9.09%) SolarWinds
6 21 (7.34%) NetApp
7 20 (6.99%) Citrix
8 14 (4.90%) BT
9 13 (4.55%) HP
9 13 (4.55%) Juniper
9 13 (4.55%) Veeam
10 12 (4.20%) Palo Alto
11 10 (3.50%) F5
11 10 (3.50%) Fortinet
12 9 (3.15%) IBM
13 8 (2.80%) Nimsoft
13 8 (2.80%) Red Hat
14 7 (2.45%) Redback
15 6 (2.10%) Remedy
15 6 (2.10%) Sophos