Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
England > North West
6 months to
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 118 123 105
Rank change year-on-year +5 -18 +31
Permanent jobs citing LAN 252 309 400
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.53% 2.64% 3.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.38% 15.14% 20.40%
Number of salaries quoted 197 248 327
North West median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% -1.23% +8.00%
10th Percentile £23,250 £21,250 £19,700
90th Percentile £53,750 £64,875 £54,700
England median annual salary £42,500 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% -

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 1,450 2,041 1,961
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.57% 17.42% 14.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1,151 1,679 1,574
North West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £23,500 £21,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £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 16 November 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 16 November 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 +4 155 £42,500 +6.25% 36
Cheshire +7 49 £32,500 -27.78% 13
Merseyside +1 24 £40,250 +7.33% 5
Lancashire +1 20 £33,250 -11.33% 8
Cumbria -12 3 £26,500 -49.52%
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 211 (83.73%) WAN
2 162 (64.29%) Active Directory
3 149 (59.13%) Windows
4 138 (54.76%) Microsoft
5 130 (51.59%) Cisco
6 108 (42.86%) Office 365
7 99 (39.29%) Firewall
8 97 (38.49%) VMware
9 75 (29.76%) Windows Server
10 73 (28.97%) ITIL
11 72 (28.57%) TCP/IP
12 71 (28.17%) DNS
13 68 (26.98%) Cisco Certification
14 66 (26.19%) VMware Infrastructure
15 59 (23.41%) Azure
15 59 (23.41%) VPN
16 48 (19.05%) DHCP
16 48 (19.05%) CCNA
16 48 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 47 (18.65%) Windows 10
18 45 (17.86%) Wireless
18 45 (17.86%) Data Centre
19 44 (17.46%) Network Security
20 41 (16.27%) Microsoft Office
21 40 (15.87%) WLAN
21 40 (15.87%) CCNP
21 40 (15.87%) Windows 7
22 38 (15.08%) Hyper-V
23 37 (14.68%) SAN
24 35 (13.89%) 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 35 (13.89%) MS Exchange
2 26 (10.32%) SharePoint
3 17 (6.75%) IIS
4 10 (3.97%) SharePoint 2013
5 9 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (2.78%) IBM Notes
8 5 (1.98%) Apache
9 3 (1.19%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.40%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 41 (16.27%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.57%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.78%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.40%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 108 (42.86%) Office 365
2 59 (23.41%) Azure
3 16 (6.35%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (5.95%) AWS
5 11 (4.37%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (1.98%) IaaS
7 3 (1.19%) OneDrive
7 3 (1.19%) Yammer
8 2 (0.79%) GCP
8 2 (0.79%) PaaS
9 1 (0.40%) Azure Stack
9 1 (0.40%) G Suite
9 1 (0.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 211 (83.73%) WAN
2 99 (39.29%) Firewall
3 72 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 71 (28.17%) DNS
5 59 (23.41%) VPN
6 48 (19.05%) DHCP
7 45 (17.86%) Wireless
8 44 (17.46%) Network Security
9 40 (15.87%) WLAN
10 37 (14.68%) SAN
11 33 (13.10%) VoIP
12 24 (9.52%) Unified Communications
13 22 (8.73%) VLAN
13 22 (8.73%) Wi-Fi
14 21 (8.33%) Internet
15 17 (6.75%) Cisco ASA
16 16 (6.35%) MPLS
17 12 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
17 12 (4.76%) SMTP
18 10 (3.97%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.95%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (1.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (5.56%) Public Sector
2 13 (5.16%) Finance
2 13 (5.16%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.57%) Fire and Rescue
3 9 (3.57%) Police
4 8 (3.17%) Retail
5 3 (1.19%) Banking
5 3 (1.19%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.79%) German Language
6 2 (0.79%) Italian Language
6 2 (0.79%) Polish Language
6 2 (0.79%) Russian Language
6 2 (0.79%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.40%) French Language
7 1 (0.40%) Games
7 1 (0.40%) Housing Association
7 1 (0.40%) International Banking
7 1 (0.40%) Legal
7 1 (0.40%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 46 (18.25%) Analyst
1 46 (18.25%) Network Engineer
2 37 (14.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 29 (11.51%) Service Analyst
3 29 (11.51%) Service Desk Analyst
3 29 (11.51%) Support Engineer
4 25 (9.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 18 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
6 14 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 14 (5.56%) IT Engineer
7 12 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
7 12 (4.76%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
7 12 (4.76%) IT Support
8 11 (4.37%) 2nd Line Support
8 11 (4.37%) Architect
8 11 (4.37%) Consultant
9 10 (3.97%) Project Manager
9 10 (3.97%) Team Leader
10 9 (3.57%) Cisco Engineer
10 9 (3.57%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.56%) Web Services
2 3 (1.19%) .NET
2 3 (1.19%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.19%) HTML
3 2 (0.79%) HTML5
3 2 (0.79%) JSON
3 2 (0.79%) SOAP
3 2 (0.79%) XML
4 1 (0.40%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.40%) CSS
4 1 (0.40%) JBoss Seam
4 1 (0.40%) LDAP
4 1 (0.40%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 45 (17.86%) Data Centre
2 21 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 20 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (5.16%) Driving Licence
5 11 (4.37%) Xbox
6 10 (3.97%) Data Protection Act
7 7 (2.78%) iPhone
8 5 (1.98%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (1.59%) PKI
9 4 (1.59%) Smartphone
10 3 (1.19%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.19%) FlexPod
10 3 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.79%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.79%) Replication
12 1 (0.40%) Clustering
12 1 (0.40%) Greenfield Project
12 1 (0.40%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 149 (59.13%) Windows
2 75 (29.76%) Windows Server
3 47 (18.65%) Windows 10
4 40 (15.87%) Windows 7
5 35 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (7.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (7.14%) Linux
8 15 (5.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (3.57%) Android
10 4 (1.59%) Mac OS
10 4 (1.59%) Unix
11 3 (1.19%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.19%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.79%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.40%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (28.97%) ITIL
2 48 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 31 (12.30%) Problem-Solving
4 28 (11.11%) Problem Management
5 24 (9.52%) Incident Management
6 22 (8.73%) Mentoring
7 21 (8.33%) PRINCE2
7 21 (8.33%) Project Management
8 20 (7.94%) Change Management
8 20 (7.94%) Migration
8 20 (7.94%) Project Delivery
9 19 (7.54%) Service Delivery
9 19 (7.54%) Stakeholder Management
10 18 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (7.14%) Asset Management
11 17 (6.75%) Disaster Recovery
12 14 (5.56%) Network Management
13 12 (4.76%) Data Protection
13 12 (4.76%) Line Management
13 12 (4.76%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 23 (9.13%) SQL
2 9 (3.57%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.19%) C#
3 3 (1.19%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.79%) PHP
4 2 (0.79%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.40%) C
Qualifications
1 68 (26.98%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (19.05%) CCNA
3 40 (15.87%) CCNP
4 32 (12.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (9.92%) MCSE
6 23 (9.13%) Degree
7 9 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 8 (3.17%) MCSA
9 7 (2.78%) CCIE
9 7 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (2.38%) DBS Check
11 5 (1.98%) CEH
11 5 (1.98%) CISSP
11 5 (1.98%) CompTIA Security+
11 5 (1.98%) GIAC
11 5 (1.98%) GSEC
12 4 (1.59%) CCDP
12 4 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (1.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (1.19%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (11.90%) SLA
2 7 (2.78%) GDPR
3 6 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.59%) PMO
5 2 (0.79%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.40%) BS7799
6 1 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 162 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 66 (26.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (15.08%) Hyper-V
4 17 (6.75%) vSphere
5 15 (5.95%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (5.56%) Terminal Services
6 14 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (4.37%) XenApp
8 9 (3.57%) Virtual Desktop
8 9 (3.57%) VMware Workstation
9 7 (2.78%) VMware NSX
10 6 (2.38%) XenDesktop
11 3 (1.19%) BitLocker
11 3 (1.19%) vCloud
12 2 (0.79%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 1 (0.40%) Firmware
13 1 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 19 (7.54%) SCCM
2 15 (5.95%) SolarWinds Orion
3 9 (3.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 9 (3.57%) SCOM
4 7 (2.78%) WSUS
5 6 (2.38%) FortiGate
6 4 (1.59%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (1.19%) PaperCut
8 2 (0.79%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.40%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.40%) Puppet
9 1 (0.40%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 138 (54.76%) Microsoft
2 130 (51.59%) Cisco
3 97 (38.49%) VMware
4 33 (13.10%) Citrix
4 33 (13.10%) SolarWinds
5 25 (9.92%) NetApp
6 19 (7.54%) Meraki
7 16 (6.35%) HP
8 14 (5.56%) Palo Alto
9 10 (3.97%) Veeam
10 9 (3.57%) Fortinet
10 9 (3.57%) Juniper
10 9 (3.57%) Remedy
11 7 (2.78%) Lotus
11 7 (2.78%) McAfee
11 7 (2.78%) ServiceNow
12 6 (2.38%) Sophos
13 5 (1.98%) Apple
13 5 (1.98%) Zscaler
14 4 (1.59%) Infoblox