Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
England > North West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 131 110
Rank change year-on-year +27 -21 +18
Permanent jobs citing LAN 397 301 345
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.00% 2.41% 2.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.34% 15.35% 18.24%
Number of salaries quoted 318 256 292
North West median annual salary £40,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% -6.25% +21.11%
10th Percentile £19,250 £21,250 £21,275
90th Percentile £55,000 £54,730 £73,750
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £43,250
% change year-on-year - -1.73% +8.13%

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 1952 1961 1891
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.74% 15.68% 14.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1561 1612 1497
North West median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,250 £20,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 +8 238 £43,000 +14.67% 22
Cheshire +52 131 £39,500 -12.22% 9
Merseyside -4 12 £39,500 +5.33%
Lancashire -16 7 £43,750 +25.00% 1
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 369 (92.95%) WAN
2 199 (50.13%) Windows
3 197 (49.62%) Cisco
4 188 (47.36%) Active Directory
5 174 (43.83%) Firewall
6 165 (41.56%) Microsoft
7 155 (39.04%) TCP/IP
8 127 (31.99%) VPN
8 127 (31.99%) VMware
9 117 (29.47%) ITIL
10 115 (28.97%) DNS
11 113 (28.46%) Office 365
12 108 (27.20%) Hyper-V
13 99 (24.94%) Windows Server
14 93 (23.43%) Microsoft Certification
15 88 (22.17%) Cisco Certification
16 87 (21.91%) Microsoft Office
17 81 (20.40%) DHCP
18 80 (20.15%) MCSE
19 78 (19.65%) Windows Server 2012
20 76 (19.14%) MPLS
21 73 (18.39%) CCNP
22 72 (18.14%) BGP
22 72 (18.14%) VMware Infrastructure
23 67 (16.88%) MS Exchange
24 64 (16.12%) VoIP
25 63 (15.87%) Wireless
25 63 (15.87%) Data Centre
26 59 (14.86%) Windows Server 2008
26 59 (14.86%) Network Security

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 67 (16.88%) MS Exchange
2 36 (9.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 35 (8.82%) SharePoint
4 23 (5.79%) Exchange Server 2013
5 17 (4.28%) SharePoint 2013
6 14 (3.53%) Skype for Business
7 11 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (2.27%) SAS
9 8 (2.02%) Apache
10 7 (1.76%) IIS
10 7 (1.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 87 (21.91%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (0.25%) Magento
1 1 (0.25%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 113 (28.46%) Office 365
2 41 (10.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (4.53%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (4.28%) SaaS
5 5 (1.26%) IaaS
6 3 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.25%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.25%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 369 (92.95%) WAN
2 174 (43.83%) Firewall
3 155 (39.04%) TCP/IP
4 127 (31.99%) VPN
5 115 (28.97%) DNS
6 81 (20.40%) DHCP
7 76 (19.14%) MPLS
8 72 (18.14%) BGP
9 64 (16.12%) VoIP
10 63 (15.87%) Wireless
11 59 (14.86%) Network Security
12 57 (14.36%) SAN
13 54 (13.60%) OSPF
14 52 (13.10%) EIGRP
15 47 (11.84%) IPsec
16 41 (10.33%) Wi-Fi
17 40 (10.08%) SSL
18 39 (9.82%) Ethernet
19 36 (9.07%) Cisco IOS
20 33 (8.31%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.30%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.27%) MySQL
3 3 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (1.76%) Metasploit
2 5 (1.26%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.25%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.25%) JIRA
General
1 58 (14.61%) Finance
2 23 (5.79%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.52%) Financial Institution
4 9 (2.27%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.02%) Retail
6 5 (1.26%) German Language
7 4 (1.01%) Legal
7 4 (1.01%) Marketing
8 3 (0.76%) Banking
8 3 (0.76%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.25%) Billing
9 1 (0.25%) Games
9 1 (0.25%) Law
9 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 80 (20.15%) Network Engineer
2 77 (19.40%) Support Engineer
3 75 (18.89%) Analyst
4 39 (9.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 39 (9.82%) 3rd Line Support
5 33 (8.31%) Cisco Engineer
6 32 (8.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 31 (7.81%) 1st Line Support
8 30 (7.56%) Architect
9 26 (6.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 26 (6.55%) Support Analyst
10 23 (5.79%) Network Architect
10 23 (5.79%) Security Engineer
11 21 (5.29%) 1st Line Engineer
11 21 (5.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 19 (4.79%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 19 (4.79%) IT Engineer
12 19 (4.79%) IT Support
12 19 (4.79%) Senior Network Engineer
13 18 (4.53%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (9.07%) Web Services
2 8 (2.02%) 802.1X
2 8 (2.02%) CSS
3 6 (1.51%) HTML
3 6 (1.51%) ODBC
4 1 (0.25%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 63 (15.87%) Data Centre
2 21 (5.29%) Management Information System
3 18 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (4.03%) Driving Licence
4 16 (4.03%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (2.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 8 (2.02%) iPad
6 7 (1.76%) iPhone
7 6 (1.51%) Life Science
8 4 (1.01%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.01%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.01%) Replication
8 4 (1.01%) User Experience
9 3 (0.76%) FMCG
9 3 (0.76%) PMI
10 2 (0.50%) CCTV
10 2 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.50%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.50%) Mobile Computing
10 2 (0.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 199 (50.13%) Windows
2 99 (24.94%) Windows Server
3 78 (19.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 59 (14.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 50 (12.59%) Windows 7
6 31 (7.81%) Linux
7 25 (6.30%) Windows 10
8 19 (4.79%) Windows 8
9 16 (4.03%) Windows XP
10 12 (3.02%) Android
11 11 (2.77%) Unix
12 4 (1.01%) CentOS
12 4 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.76%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.76%) Debian
14 2 (0.50%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.25%) Solaris
15 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (29.47%) ITIL
2 55 (13.85%) Load Balancing
3 28 (7.05%) Change Management
4 26 (6.55%) Service Management
5 25 (6.30%) Network Management
6 22 (5.54%) Kalman Filter
7 20 (5.04%) Information Security
8 19 (4.79%) Patch Management
8 19 (4.79%) Problem Management
8 19 (4.79%) Service Delivery
9 18 (4.53%) Mentoring
10 15 (3.78%) Project Management
11 14 (3.53%) Incident Management
11 14 (3.53%) Server Hardening
11 14 (3.53%) SIEM
12 13 (3.27%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (3.27%) Disaster Recovery
13 12 (3.02%) Network Monitoring
13 12 (3.02%) Presales
14 11 (2.77%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 16 (4.03%) SQL
2 15 (3.78%) PowerShell
3 10 (2.52%) Python
4 9 (2.27%) C
5 7 (1.76%) Shell Script
6 6 (1.51%) Bash Shell
6 6 (1.51%) Korn
7 2 (0.50%) R
8 1 (0.25%) Java
8 1 (0.25%) Perl
8 1 (0.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 93 (23.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 88 (22.17%) Cisco Certification
3 80 (20.15%) MCSE
4 73 (18.39%) CCNP
5 49 (12.34%) MCP
6 41 (10.33%) MCSA
7 36 (9.07%) CCNA
7 36 (9.07%) Degree
8 23 (5.79%) CCIE
9 19 (4.79%) ITIL Certification
10 15 (3.78%) JNCIP
11 9 (2.27%) SC Cleared
11 9 (2.27%) Security Cleared
12 7 (1.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (1.26%) A+ Certification
13 5 (1.26%) Network+ Certification
14 4 (1.01%) CCDP
14 4 (1.01%) MCITP
15 3 (0.76%) PMI Certification
15 3 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (9.82%) SLA
2 16 (4.03%) PCI DSS
2 16 (4.03%) PMO
3 7 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.50%) QA
5 1 (0.25%) GDPR
5 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 188 (47.36%) Active Directory
2 108 (27.20%) Hyper-V
3 72 (18.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (8.31%) Terminal Services
5 26 (6.55%) Virtual Machines
6 24 (6.05%) vSphere
7 11 (2.77%) XenApp
8 8 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (1.76%) Samba
9 7 (1.76%) XenDesktop
10 4 (1.01%) ProxySG
11 3 (0.76%) Firmware
12 2 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.25%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 35 (8.82%) SCCM
2 20 (5.04%) Cacti
3 13 (3.27%) FortiGate
4 12 (3.02%) Puppet
5 9 (2.27%) Nagios
6 7 (1.76%) OpenNMS
6 7 (1.76%) RANCID
7 5 (1.26%) SolarWinds Orion
7 5 (1.26%) WSUS
8 4 (1.01%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.76%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.76%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.76%) TrustSec
10 2 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.50%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.25%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.25%) Cobbler
11 1 (0.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 197 (49.62%) Cisco
2 165 (41.56%) Microsoft
3 127 (31.99%) VMware
4 57 (14.36%) Juniper
5 48 (12.09%) Citrix
6 38 (9.57%) F5
7 30 (7.56%) CheckPoint
8 18 (4.53%) Riverbed
9 15 (3.78%) HP
10 14 (3.53%) SolarWinds
11 12 (3.02%) Google
12 11 (2.77%) IronPort
13 9 (2.27%) Palo Alto
13 9 (2.27%) Polycom
14 8 (2.02%) Blue Coat
14 8 (2.02%) Siemens
14 8 (2.02%) Splunk
15 7 (1.76%) BT
15 7 (1.76%) Ericsson
15 7 (1.76%) Wyse