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 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
England / North West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 106 93
Rank change year-on-year -18 -13  
Permanent jobs citing LAN 135 141 188
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.20% 2.45% 2.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.03% 16.47% 16.40%
Number of salaries quoted 111 111 166
Median salary £36,500 £36,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.38% -4.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £21,500 £22,750
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £55,750
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,125 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.73% +2.81%  

LAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 898 856 1146
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.66% 14.90% 17.18%
Number of salaries quoted 702 700 880
Median salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £56,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing LAN as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -26 82 £40,000 +5.26% 25
Cheshire +9 32 £35,750 +2.14% 15
Merseyside -11 9 £37,500 +13.63% 1
Lancashire -2 7 £25,000 -
Cumbria +11 2 £35,000 -26.31%
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 260 (89.04%) WAN
2 154 (52.74%) Cisco
3 132 (45.21%) Firewall
4 120 (41.10%) Windows
5 117 (40.07%) Active Directory
6 112 (38.36%) Microsoft
7 93 (31.85%) Cisco Certification
7 93 (31.85%) VMware
8 78 (26.71%) DNS
9 73 (25.00%) CCNP
10 72 (24.66%) TCP/IP
11 66 (22.60%) VPN
12 60 (20.55%) VMware Infrastructure
13 58 (19.86%) ITIL
14 57 (19.52%) DHCP
15 56 (19.18%) Wireless
15 56 (19.18%) Data Centre
16 55 (18.84%) Windows Server
17 53 (18.15%) VoIP
18 51 (17.47%) Analytical Skills
19 50 (17.12%) Windows Server 2008
20 49 (16.78%) Hyper-V
20 49 (16.78%) BGP
21 48 (16.44%) CCNA
22 44 (15.07%) SQL Server
23 43 (14.73%) MPLS
23 43 (14.73%) Network Security
24 42 (14.38%) MS Excel
25 41 (14.04%) WLAN
25 41 (14.04%) Telecoms

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 40 (13.70%) MS Exchange
2 15 (5.14%) SharePoint
3 12 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (3.42%) Confluence
5 10 (3.42%) Skype for Business
6 9 (3.08%) IIS
7 6 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.68%) nginx
Applications
1 42 (14.38%) MS Excel
2 27 (9.25%) MS Office
3 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.03%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.34%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 33 (11.30%) Office 365
2 17 (5.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (5.48%) SaaS
4 15 (5.14%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.37%) Basecamp
5 4 (1.37%) IaaS
6 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.34%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.34%) PaaS
6 1 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.34%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 260 (89.04%) WAN
2 132 (45.21%) Firewall
3 78 (26.71%) DNS
4 72 (24.66%) TCP/IP
5 66 (22.60%) VPN
6 57 (19.52%) DHCP
7 56 (19.18%) Wireless
8 53 (18.15%) VoIP
9 49 (16.78%) BGP
10 43 (14.73%) MPLS
10 43 (14.73%) Network Security
11 41 (14.04%) WLAN
12 40 (13.70%) Wi-Fi
13 33 (11.30%) OSPF
14 31 (10.62%) VLAN
15 29 (9.93%) Cisco Nexus
16 25 (8.56%) Ethernet
17 24 (8.22%) Cisco IOS
18 23 (7.88%) Cisco ASA
19 22 (7.53%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (15.07%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.77%) Oracle Database
2 11 (3.77%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.40%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.03%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (1.03%) PowerPivot
4 3 (1.03%) QlikView
5 1 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.34%) Informix
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 14 (4.79%) JIRA
2 6 (2.05%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.37%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.34%) AdminStudio
General
1 41 (14.04%) Telecoms
2 24 (8.22%) Finance
3 14 (4.79%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.71%) Games
4 5 (1.71%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.03%) Retail
6 2 (0.68%) Advertising
6 2 (0.68%) Back Office
6 2 (0.68%) Law
6 2 (0.68%) Legal
7 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.34%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 92 (31.51%) Network Engineer
2 75 (25.68%) Analyst
3 46 (15.75%) IT Support
4 41 (14.04%) Support Analyst
5 33 (11.30%) Support Engineer
6 30 (10.27%) IT Analyst
7 29 (9.93%) IT Support Analyst
8 26 (8.90%) 2nd Line Support
9 25 (8.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 22 (7.53%) 3rd Line Support
10 22 (7.53%) Infrastructure Support
10 22 (7.53%) Network Analyst
11 20 (6.85%) Senior Network Engineer
12 19 (6.51%) IT Engineer
13 16 (5.48%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
14 14 (4.79%) Cisco Engineer
14 14 (4.79%) IT Support Engineer
15 12 (4.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 12 (4.11%) Consultant
15 12 (4.11%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.74%) Web Services
2 5 (1.71%) 802.1X
3 4 (1.37%) .NET
4 3 (1.03%) EDI
4 3 (1.03%) XML
5 2 (0.68%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 56 (19.18%) Data Centre
2 51 (17.47%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.14%) Driving Licence
4 10 (3.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 9 (3.08%) Life Science
6 8 (2.74%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.05%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (1.71%) Clustering
8 5 (1.71%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.71%) FlexPod
8 5 (1.71%) NHS
9 4 (1.37%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.37%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.68%) CMDB
10 2 (0.68%) Cyber Attack
10 2 (0.68%) Replication
10 2 (0.68%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (0.34%) Digital Signage
11 1 (0.34%) EPoS
11 1 (0.34%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 120 (41.10%) Windows
2 55 (18.84%) Windows Server
3 50 (17.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (9.93%) Windows 7
5 26 (8.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (8.22%) Linux
7 16 (5.48%) Unix
8 15 (5.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (4.45%) Solaris
9 13 (4.45%) Windows XP
10 8 (2.74%) Windows 10
11 7 (2.40%) CentOS
11 7 (2.40%) Windows 8
12 5 (1.71%) Data ONTAP
13 3 (1.03%) AIX
13 3 (1.03%) Android
13 3 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.68%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.68%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (19.86%) ITIL
2 35 (11.99%) Network Design
2 35 (11.99%) Network Management
3 33 (11.30%) High Availability
4 24 (8.22%) Disaster Recovery
5 23 (7.88%) Change Management
6 22 (7.53%) Configuration Management
7 18 (6.16%) Capacity Planning
8 17 (5.82%) Load Balancing
8 17 (5.82%) Migration
9 15 (5.14%) Performance Monitoring
10 14 (4.79%) Service Management
11 12 (4.11%) Information Security
11 12 (4.11%) Mentoring
11 12 (4.11%) Presales
12 11 (3.77%) Network Monitoring
12 11 (3.77%) Project Management
13 10 (3.42%) Business Continuity
13 10 (3.42%) Coaching
13 10 (3.42%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 32 (10.96%) SQL
2 16 (5.48%) PowerShell
3 7 (2.40%) VBScript
4 6 (2.05%) VB
5 4 (1.37%) C#
6 3 (1.03%) Delphi
6 3 (1.03%) Pascal
6 3 (1.03%) R
7 2 (0.68%) C
7 2 (0.68%) Perl
7 2 (0.68%) PHP
7 2 (0.68%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.68%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.34%) Python
Qualifications
1 93 (31.85%) Cisco Certification
2 73 (25.00%) CCNP
3 48 (16.44%) CCNA
4 35 (11.99%) Degree
5 31 (10.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 25 (8.56%) MCSE
7 18 (6.16%) CCIE
8 14 (4.79%) JNCIP
9 12 (4.11%) MCP
9 12 (4.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (2.74%) NCIE
11 6 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (1.71%) MCITP
12 5 (1.71%) SC Cleared
12 5 (1.71%) Security Cleared
13 4 (1.37%) CCDP
13 4 (1.37%) MCSA
14 3 (1.03%) A+ Certification
14 3 (1.03%) DV Cleared
14 3 (1.03%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (10.27%) SLA
2 13 (4.45%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.03%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 117 (40.07%) Active Directory
2 60 (20.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (16.78%) Hyper-V
4 9 (3.08%) vSphere
5 8 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.37%) Terminal Services
6 4 (1.37%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.68%) XenApp
9 1 (0.34%) MDaemon
9 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (7.19%) SCCM
2 20 (6.85%) Cisco CUCM
3 15 (5.14%) Cisco Prime
4 10 (3.42%) Cacti
4 10 (3.42%) Nagios
4 10 (3.42%) Puppet
5 8 (2.74%) OpenNMS
5 8 (2.74%) RANCID
6 5 (1.71%) SCOM
6 5 (1.71%) WSUS
7 4 (1.37%) HockeyApp
7 4 (1.37%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (1.37%) SCDPM
7 4 (1.37%) SCVMM
8 3 (1.03%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.68%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.68%) Nessus
9 2 (0.68%) Nexpose
9 2 (0.68%) Nmap
9 2 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 154 (52.74%) Cisco
2 112 (38.36%) Microsoft
3 93 (31.85%) VMware
4 36 (12.33%) HP
5 28 (9.59%) Juniper
6 21 (7.19%) CheckPoint
7 19 (6.51%) Citrix
7 19 (6.51%) NetApp
8 17 (5.82%) Intel Security
9 16 (5.48%) Dell
10 15 (5.14%) SolarWinds
11 14 (4.79%) F5
12 12 (4.11%) Avaya
12 12 (4.11%) Fortinet
12 12 (4.11%) Oracle
13 10 (3.42%) Aruba
13 10 (3.42%) Ericsson
13 10 (3.42%) Huawei
14 9 (3.08%) Veeam
15 8 (2.74%) WatchGuard
Manchester
IQ Telecom
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cheshire
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cheshire
The People Network
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cheshire
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £65000 per annum + Comprehensive Benefits Package
Posted: 18 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Computer People
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Invosys
Salary: Competitive Salary - Dependant on experience
Posted: 12 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + car allowance + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + healthcare, Training
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
onezeero.
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 50k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £31000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Rullion
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to £42k
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Company Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Northgate Public Services
Posted: 8 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £22,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Greater Manchester
IntaPeople
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + flexi time
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Warrington
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Warrington
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £27000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier IT
Posted: 6 days ago