Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
England > North West
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 130 102 125
Rank change year-on-year -28 +23 -14
Permanent jobs citing LAN 292 398 318
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.56% 3.04% 2.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.61% 20.57% 16.66%
Number of salaries quoted 238 316 268
North West median annual salary £40,000 £41,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.19% +11.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,625 £21,250
90th Percentile £60,750 £57,375 £54,730
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 1,998 1,935 1,909
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.50% 14.76% 15.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1,655 1,536 1,571
North West median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,125 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £56,250
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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -20 189 £40,000 -6.98% 41
Cheshire -31 55 £37,500 -6.25% 6
Merseyside +30 30 £37,500 - 12
Lancashire +10 11 £37,500 -17.58% 4
Cumbria - 6 £52,500 -
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 257 (88.01%) WAN
2 141 (48.29%) Active Directory
3 139 (47.60%) Windows
4 137 (46.92%) Firewall
5 126 (43.15%) Cisco
6 118 (40.41%) VMware
7 79 (27.05%) Cisco Certification
8 78 (26.71%) SAN
8 78 (26.71%) VMware Infrastructure
9 73 (25.00%) Microsoft
10 71 (24.32%) DNS
11 69 (23.63%) Windows Server
12 68 (23.29%) TCP/IP
13 67 (22.95%) Data Centre
14 66 (22.60%) Office 365
15 64 (21.92%) CCNP
16 62 (21.23%) ITIL
17 61 (20.89%) Citrix
18 60 (20.55%) Wireless
19 47 (16.10%) DHCP
19 47 (16.10%) Network Security
20 44 (15.07%) Windows Server 2012
21 42 (14.38%) VPN
22 41 (14.04%) CCNA
23 40 (13.70%) Virtual Machines
24 39 (13.36%) Microsoft Office
24 39 (13.36%) Windows Server 2008
25 37 (12.67%) Hyper-V
26 35 (11.99%) Cisco ASA
27 34 (11.64%) Cisco Nexus

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 30 (10.27%) MS Exchange
2 21 (7.19%) SharePoint
3 13 (4.45%) IIS
4 11 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (3.77%) Skype for Business
5 10 (3.42%) SharePoint 2013
6 9 (3.08%) Apache
7 8 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (2.74%) Tomcat
8 7 (2.40%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.03%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.34%) Confluence
10 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.34%) JBoss
Applications
1 39 (13.36%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.40%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (1.71%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Infor M3
1 1 (0.34%) Pegasus Opera
1 1 (0.34%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 66 (22.60%) Office 365
2 29 (9.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (6.85%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.71%) SaaS
5 3 (1.03%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.68%) G Suite
6 2 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.34%) IaaS
7 1 (0.34%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 257 (88.01%) WAN
2 137 (46.92%) Firewall
3 78 (26.71%) SAN
4 71 (24.32%) DNS
5 68 (23.29%) TCP/IP
6 60 (20.55%) Wireless
7 47 (16.10%) DHCP
7 47 (16.10%) Network Security
8 42 (14.38%) VPN
9 35 (11.99%) Cisco ASA
10 34 (11.64%) Cisco Nexus
11 33 (11.30%) Wi-Fi
12 30 (10.27%) VoIP
13 26 (8.90%) MPLS
13 26 (8.90%) VLAN
14 21 (7.19%) BGP
15 19 (6.51%) OSPF
15 19 (6.51%) WLAN
16 17 (5.82%) Cisco IOS
16 17 (5.82%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.19%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (1.71%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.03%) MariaDB
6 3 (1.03%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.03%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.68%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (2.05%) JIRA
2 1 (0.34%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.34%) Jenkins
General
1 33 (11.30%) Finance
2 23 (7.88%) Retail
3 16 (5.48%) Telecoms
4 12 (4.11%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.40%) Publishing
6 5 (1.71%) Law
7 4 (1.37%) Back Office
7 4 (1.37%) Banking
8 3 (1.03%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.68%) Advertising
9 2 (0.68%) Automotive
9 2 (0.68%) Local Government
9 2 (0.68%) Military
10 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.34%) Electronics
10 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.34%) Legal
10 1 (0.34%) Marketing
10 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (17.47%) Analyst
2 45 (15.41%) Network Engineer
3 37 (12.67%) IT Support
4 31 (10.62%) IT Technician
4 31 (10.62%) Support Technician
5 30 (10.27%) Architect
5 30 (10.27%) IT Support Technician
6 29 (9.93%) Server Support
6 29 (9.93%) Server Support Technician
6 29 (9.93%) Server Technician
7 28 (9.59%) SAN Support
8 25 (8.56%) IT Manager
9 24 (8.22%) Support Engineer
10 23 (7.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 21 (7.19%) IT Analyst
12 19 (6.51%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 19 (6.51%) Senior Network Engineer
13 18 (6.16%) Cisco Engineer
13 18 (6.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 16 (5.48%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.79%) Web Services
2 6 (2.05%) Middleware
3 4 (1.37%) HTML
4 3 (1.03%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.68%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.34%) COM
6 1 (0.34%) CSS
6 1 (0.34%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 67 (22.95%) Data Centre
2 13 (4.45%) Management Information System
2 13 (4.45%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.77%) IVR
5 8 (2.74%) Driving Licence
6 7 (2.40%) Fat Client
6 7 (2.40%) Public Cloud
6 7 (2.40%) Thin Client
7 5 (1.71%) Life Science
7 5 (1.71%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.03%) Clustering
8 3 (1.03%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (1.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (1.03%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (1.03%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.03%) PMI
8 3 (1.03%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.68%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 139 (47.60%) Windows
2 69 (23.63%) Windows Server
3 44 (15.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 39 (13.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (10.62%) Windows 10
6 25 (8.56%) Linux
7 23 (7.88%) Windows 7
8 10 (3.42%) Android
8 10 (3.42%) Unix
9 5 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.37%) CentOS
10 4 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.03%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.03%) Mac OS
11 3 (1.03%) OS/400
11 3 (1.03%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.68%) AIX
12 2 (0.68%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.68%) SUSE
12 2 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (21.23%) ITIL
2 32 (10.96%) Problem-Solving
3 26 (8.90%) Cybersecurity
4 25 (8.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 23 (7.88%) Load Balancing
5 23 (7.88%) Mentoring
6 21 (7.19%) Incident Management
7 19 (6.51%) Change Control
7 19 (6.51%) Change Management
7 19 (6.51%) Problem Management
8 18 (6.16%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (6.16%) Asset Management
8 18 (6.16%) Network Monitoring
9 16 (5.48%) Project Management
9 16 (5.48%) Service Delivery
10 14 (4.79%) Coaching
10 14 (4.79%) Information Security
10 14 (4.79%) PRINCE2
11 13 (4.45%) Migration
11 13 (4.45%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 19 (6.51%) SQL
2 13 (4.45%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.05%) Python
4 4 (1.37%) JavaScript
4 4 (1.37%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.34%) C
5 1 (0.34%) Java
5 1 (0.34%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 79 (27.05%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (21.92%) CCNP
3 41 (14.04%) CCNA
4 19 (6.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (5.82%) MCSE
6 13 (4.45%) Degree
7 11 (3.77%) CCIE
7 11 (3.77%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (3.42%) CCDP
9 7 (2.40%) Security Cleared
9 7 (2.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (2.05%) CISSP
11 5 (1.71%) MCTS
11 5 (1.71%) PMI Certification
11 5 (1.71%) SC Cleared
12 4 (1.37%) CISM
13 3 (1.03%) CISA
13 3 (1.03%) GCIA
13 3 (1.03%) MCSA
13 3 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (7.88%) SLA
2 13 (4.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (3.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 6 (2.05%) PMO
5 5 (1.71%) PCI DSS
6 4 (1.37%) GDPR
7 2 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.68%) QA
8 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 141 (48.29%) Active Directory
2 78 (26.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (13.70%) Virtual Machines
4 37 (12.67%) Hyper-V
5 31 (10.62%) Virtual Servers
6 16 (5.48%) vSphere
7 14 (4.79%) Terminal Services
8 12 (4.11%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (3.08%) XenApp
10 4 (1.37%) VMware NSX
10 4 (1.37%) XenDesktop
11 3 (1.03%) Docker
11 3 (1.03%) vCloud
12 2 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.34%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 1 (0.34%) pfSense
13 1 (0.34%) ProxySG
13 1 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 9 (3.08%) FortiGate
1 9 (3.08%) SCCM
2 7 (2.40%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (1.71%) Stealthwatch
3 5 (1.71%) vCenter Server
3 5 (1.71%) WSUS
4 3 (1.03%) AirWatch
4 3 (1.03%) DameWare
4 3 (1.03%) Nagios
4 3 (1.03%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (0.68%) OpenView
6 1 (0.34%) Ansible
6 1 (0.34%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.34%) Puppet
6 1 (0.34%) QRadar
6 1 (0.34%) Salt
Vendors
1 126 (43.15%) Cisco
2 118 (40.41%) VMware
3 73 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 61 (20.89%) Citrix
5 23 (7.88%) CheckPoint
6 16 (5.48%) SolarWinds
7 15 (5.14%) F5
8 14 (4.79%) Fortinet
9 13 (4.45%) Juniper
9 13 (4.45%) Mitel
9 13 (4.45%) NetApp
9 13 (4.45%) Veeam
10 12 (4.11%) Meraki
11 10 (3.42%) Palo Alto
11 10 (3.42%) Splunk
12 8 (2.74%) Dell
12 8 (2.74%) HP
13 7 (2.40%) Forcepoint
14 6 (2.05%) EMC
14 6 (2.05%) McAfee