Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
England > North West
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 99 127
Rank change year-on-year -27 +28 -11
Permanent jobs citing LAN 310 392 295
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.65% 3.07% 2.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.59% 20.17% 15.45%
Number of salaries quoted 243 327 257
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.23% +8.00% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £54,700 £55,000
England median annual salary £43,752 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.94% - -5.03%

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 1,988 1,943 1,909
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.01% 15.24% 15.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1,617 1,556 1,593
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £57,500
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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -23 167 £39,000 -8.24% 46
Cheshire -23 90 £45,000 +12.50% 19
Merseyside +37 34 £43,298 -3.25% 4
Lancashire +15 11 £37,500 - 6
Cumbria +11 7 £52,500 -
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 275 (88.71%) WAN
2 156 (50.32%) Firewall
3 145 (46.77%) Windows
4 141 (45.48%) Cisco
5 135 (43.55%) Active Directory
6 120 (38.71%) VMware
7 91 (29.35%) SAN
8 89 (28.71%) Cisco Certification
9 86 (27.74%) Microsoft
10 81 (26.13%) VPN
10 81 (26.13%) DNS
10 81 (26.13%) Windows Server
11 80 (25.81%) CCNP
11 80 (25.81%) Network Security
12 75 (24.19%) VMware Infrastructure
12 75 (24.19%) TCP/IP
13 74 (23.87%) Wireless
14 68 (21.94%) Citrix
15 66 (21.29%) Office 365
15 66 (21.29%) Data Centre
16 57 (18.39%) DHCP
17 54 (17.42%) ITIL
18 52 (16.77%) MPLS
18 52 (16.77%) Windows Server 2008
19 51 (16.45%) Windows Server 2012
20 49 (15.81%) Cisco ASA
21 43 (13.87%) Hyper-V
21 43 (13.87%) WLAN
21 43 (13.87%) CCNA
21 43 (13.87%) Problem-Solving

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 29 (9.35%) SharePoint
2 25 (8.06%) MS Exchange
3 11 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (3.23%) IIS
5 9 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (2.90%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (1.61%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.97%) Apache
7 3 (0.97%) nginx
8 1 (0.32%) Confluence
8 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.32%) JBoss
8 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 41 (13.23%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 7 (2.26%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Infor M3
1 1 (0.32%) Pegasus Opera
1 1 (0.32%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 66 (21.29%) Office 365
2 34 (10.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (7.10%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.58%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.61%) SaaS
6 2 (0.65%) IaaS
7 1 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.32%) NuGet
7 1 (0.32%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 275 (88.71%) WAN
2 156 (50.32%) Firewall
3 91 (29.35%) SAN
4 81 (26.13%) DNS
4 81 (26.13%) VPN
5 80 (25.81%) Network Security
6 75 (24.19%) TCP/IP
7 74 (23.87%) Wireless
8 57 (18.39%) DHCP
9 52 (16.77%) MPLS
10 49 (15.81%) Cisco ASA
11 43 (13.87%) WLAN
12 37 (11.94%) BGP
12 37 (11.94%) Cisco Nexus
12 37 (11.94%) VoIP
13 32 (10.32%) Wi-Fi
14 30 (9.68%) OSPF
15 29 (9.35%) SSL
16 27 (8.71%) VLAN
17 25 (8.06%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.55%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.65%) Data Mining
3 2 (0.65%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 3 (0.97%) JIRA
2 2 (0.65%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.32%) Chocolatey
3 1 (0.32%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.32%) WiX
General
1 35 (11.29%) Retail
2 29 (9.35%) Finance
3 19 (6.13%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.87%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.58%) Retail Banking
6 4 (1.29%) Back Office
7 3 (0.97%) Law
7 3 (0.97%) Publishing
8 2 (0.65%) Games
8 2 (0.65%) Local Government
9 1 (0.32%) Advertising
9 1 (0.32%) Electronics
9 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.32%) Legal
9 1 (0.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 71 (22.90%) Network Engineer
2 38 (12.26%) Analyst
3 37 (11.94%) Architect
4 35 (11.29%) IT Support
5 31 (10.00%) Support Engineer
6 26 (8.39%) Senior Network Engineer
7 25 (8.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 25 (8.06%) Solutions Architect
7 25 (8.06%) Support Technician
8 24 (7.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 24 (7.74%) IT Support Technician
8 24 (7.74%) IT Technician
8 24 (7.74%) Security Engineer
8 24 (7.74%) Server Support
8 24 (7.74%) Server Support Technician
8 24 (7.74%) Server Technician
9 23 (7.42%) IT Manager
9 23 (7.42%) SAN Support
10 22 (7.10%) Cisco Engineer
11 19 (6.13%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.19%) Web Services
2 8 (2.58%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.65%) Middleware
4 1 (0.32%) COM
4 1 (0.32%) CSS
4 1 (0.32%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 66 (21.29%) Data Centre
2 26 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (5.16%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (4.19%) Cyberthreat
4 13 (4.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 11 (3.55%) Management Information System
6 10 (3.23%) Driving Licence
7 9 (2.90%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (1.94%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.94%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (1.94%) Video\Live Streaming
9 5 (1.61%) Fat Client
9 5 (1.61%) Thin Client
10 4 (1.29%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.97%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.65%) Clustering
12 2 (0.65%) Life Science
13 1 (0.32%) CCTV
13 1 (0.32%) PMI
13 1 (0.32%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 145 (46.77%) Windows
2 81 (26.13%) Windows Server
3 52 (16.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 51 (16.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (11.94%) Linux
6 26 (8.39%) Windows 10
7 19 (6.13%) Windows 7
8 7 (2.26%) Android
8 7 (2.26%) CentOS
9 6 (1.94%) SUSE
9 6 (1.94%) Unix
10 4 (1.29%) AIX
10 4 (1.29%) Mac OS
10 4 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.97%) OS/400
11 3 (0.97%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.65%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.32%) Debian
13 1 (0.32%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (17.42%) ITIL
2 43 (13.87%) Problem-Solving
3 35 (11.29%) Load Balancing
4 34 (10.97%) Incident Management
5 29 (9.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 29 (9.35%) Presales
6 27 (8.71%) Information Security
7 26 (8.39%) Project Management
8 23 (7.42%) Cybersecurity
9 22 (7.10%) Service Delivery
10 21 (6.77%) Network Monitoring
11 20 (6.45%) Change Control
11 20 (6.45%) SIEM
12 19 (6.13%) Kalman Filter
12 19 (6.13%) PRINCE2
12 19 (6.13%) Problem Management
12 19 (6.13%) Vulnerability Management
13 18 (5.81%) Agile Software Development
13 18 (5.81%) Change Management
13 18 (5.81%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 13 (4.19%) SQL
2 12 (3.87%) Python
3 10 (3.23%) PowerShell
4 9 (2.90%) Perl
5 3 (0.97%) C
6 1 (0.32%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.32%) Java
6 1 (0.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 89 (28.71%) Cisco Certification
2 80 (25.81%) CCNP
3 43 (13.87%) CCNA
4 27 (8.71%) CCDP
5 20 (6.45%) Degree
6 19 (6.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (5.48%) MCSE
8 12 (3.87%) CISSP
9 11 (3.55%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (3.23%) Security Cleared
11 9 (2.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 8 (2.58%) SC Cleared
13 7 (2.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 6 (1.94%) MCTS
15 5 (1.61%) MCSA
16 4 (1.29%) CCIE
16 4 (1.29%) CISM
17 3 (0.97%) GCIA
17 3 (0.97%) MCP
17 3 (0.97%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (11.29%) SLA
2 17 (5.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.94%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.29%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (1.29%) GDPR
5 3 (0.97%) PMO
5 3 (0.97%) QA
6 2 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 135 (43.55%) Active Directory
2 75 (24.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (13.87%) Hyper-V
4 33 (10.65%) Virtual Machines
5 28 (9.03%) Virtual Servers
6 17 (5.48%) Terminal Services
7 15 (4.84%) vSphere
8 9 (2.90%) Firmware
9 8 (2.58%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (2.26%) XenApp
11 5 (1.61%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.97%) pfSense
12 3 (0.97%) vCloud
13 2 (0.65%) KVM
13 2 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.65%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.32%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 1 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.32%) Xen
14 1 (0.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (4.52%) FortiGate
2 11 (3.55%) Cisco CUCM
3 9 (2.90%) Cisco UCCX
3 9 (2.90%) SCCM
4 6 (1.94%) Nessus
4 6 (1.94%) TrustSec
5 5 (1.61%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (1.29%) vCenter Server
6 4 (1.29%) WSUS
7 3 (0.97%) DameWare
8 2 (0.65%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.65%) Ansible
8 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.65%) Nagios
8 2 (0.65%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.65%) Puppet
8 2 (0.65%) Stealthwatch
9 1 (0.32%) Salt
9 1 (0.32%) Terraform
Vendors
1 141 (45.48%) Cisco
2 120 (38.71%) VMware
3 86 (27.74%) Microsoft
4 68 (21.94%) Citrix
5 37 (11.94%) Juniper
6 31 (10.00%) Fortinet
7 28 (9.03%) CheckPoint
8 20 (6.45%) F5
9 19 (6.13%) Forcepoint
10 17 (5.48%) Veeam
11 16 (5.16%) HP
11 16 (5.16%) SolarWinds
12 13 (4.19%) Tufin
13 11 (3.55%) Dell
14 10 (3.23%) NetApp
15 9 (2.90%) Meraki
15 9 (2.90%) Nimble Storage
16 8 (2.58%) Palo Alto
17 7 (2.26%) Infoblox
17 7 (2.26%) Splunk