The first table below looks at the demand for LAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Birmingham region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 65 80 57
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -23
Permanent jobs citing LAN 53 41 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.90% 2.32% 2.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.06% 12.62% 13.20%
Number of salaries quoted 43 36 25
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £27,300
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £60,000 £68,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%
Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
278 325 250
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.22% 18.42% 17.18%
Number of salaries quoted 246 260 214
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,400 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
LAN
West Midlands

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing LAN across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

LAN
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LAN across the Birmingham region.

LAN Salary Trend in Birmingham

LAN
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LAN across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

LAN Salary Histogram in Birmingham

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing LAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited LAN.

1 98 (94.23%) WAN
2 61 (58.65%) Cisco
3 53 (50.96%) Windows
4 46 (44.23%) Firewall
5 35 (33.65%) VMware
6 32 (30.77%) Active Directory
7 29 (27.88%) TCP/IP
8 28 (26.92%) Cisco Certification
9 27 (25.96%) VMware Infrastructure
9 27 (25.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 27 (25.96%) Windows 7
10 26 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 23 (22.12%) VPN
11 23 (22.12%) Microsoft
12 20 (19.23%) Wireless
12 20 (19.23%) Ethernet
12 20 (19.23%) MS Exchange
13 19 (18.27%) Windows XP
13 19 (18.27%) MPLS
14 18 (17.31%) MS Excel
15 17 (16.35%) CCIE
15 17 (16.35%) Network Security
16 16 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
17 15 (14.42%) HP
17 15 (14.42%) Citrix
18 13 (12.50%) CCNA
18 13 (12.50%) ITIL
18 13 (12.50%) Advertising
18 13 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
19 12 (11.54%) VLAN

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing LAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited LAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 20 (19.23%) MS Exchange
2 13 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 11 (10.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.92%) IIS
6 2 (1.92%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.96%) Apache
7 1 (0.96%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.96%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 18 (17.31%) MS Excel
2 11 (10.58%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (5.77%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.81%) Office 365
2 1 (0.96%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 98 (94.23%) WAN
2 46 (44.23%) Firewall
3 29 (27.88%) TCP/IP
4 23 (22.12%) VPN
5 20 (19.23%) Wireless
5 20 (19.23%) Ethernet
6 19 (18.27%) MPLS
7 17 (16.35%) Network Security
8 12 (11.54%) VLAN
9 11 (10.58%) SAN
10 10 (9.62%) OSPF
11 8 (7.69%) Internet
12 7 (6.73%) BGP
12 7 (6.73%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (6.73%) SDH
12 7 (6.73%) PABX
13 5 (4.81%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (4.81%) HSRP
13 5 (4.81%) GLBP
14 4 (3.85%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.65%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.96%) MySQL
2 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (2.88%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.96%) FogBugz
General
1 13 (12.50%) Advertising
2 7 (6.73%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.85%) Finance
3 4 (3.85%) Law
4 1 (0.96%) Legal
4 1 (0.96%) Local Government
4 1 (0.96%) Marketing
4 1 (0.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (22.12%) Analyst
2 17 (16.35%) Consultant
3 13 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 12 (11.54%) IT Support
4 12 (11.54%) Support Engineer
4 12 (11.54%) Network Consultant
5 11 (10.58%) Architect
6 9 (8.65%) Network Analyst
7 8 (7.69%) Cisco Consultant
7 8 (7.69%) Support Analyst
8 7 (6.73%) Network Engineer
8 7 (6.73%) Network Architect
9 6 (5.77%) Technical Design Authority
9 6 (5.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (5.77%) IT Support Specialist
9 6 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (5.77%) Desktop Support
9 6 (5.77%) Support Specialist
10 5 (4.81%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (4.81%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.77%) Application Packaging
2 3 (2.88%) RSS
3 1 (0.96%) LAMP
3 1 (0.96%) MSMQ
3 1 (0.96%) .NET
3 1 (0.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.69%) Enterprise Storage
1 8 (7.69%) Blackberry
2 7 (6.73%) CCTV
3 6 (5.77%) iPad
3 6 (5.77%) iPhone
3 6 (5.77%) PDA
3 6 (5.77%) Handset
4 4 (3.85%) Client/Server
4 4 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.88%) Replication
6 2 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.92%) NHS
7 1 (0.96%) Clustering
7 1 (0.96%) EPoS
7 1 (0.96%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.96%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 53 (50.96%) Windows
2 27 (25.96%) Windows Server 2008
2 27 (25.96%) Windows 7
3 26 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (18.27%) Windows XP
5 9 (8.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (7.69%) Windows 8
7 6 (5.77%) Apple iOS
7 6 (5.77%) Windows Phone
7 6 (5.77%) Windows Phone 7
7 6 (5.77%) Android
7 6 (5.77%) Windows 2000
8 2 (1.92%) UNIX
8 2 (1.92%) Linux
9 1 (0.96%) Debian
9 1 (0.96%) HPUX
9 1 (0.96%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.96%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
2 13 (12.50%) ITIL
3 10 (9.62%) Time Management
4 7 (6.73%) Service Management
5 6 (5.77%) Mobile Device Management
5 6 (5.77%) Network Management
5 6 (5.77%) Project Planning
5 6 (5.77%) Load Balancing
6 5 (4.81%) Service Delivery
6 5 (4.81%) Asset Management
7 4 (3.85%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (3.85%) Project Management
8 3 (2.88%) BCP
9 2 (1.92%) TOGAF
9 2 (1.92%) Problem Management
9 2 (1.92%) Fault Management
9 2 (1.92%) PRINCE2
9 2 (1.92%) Business Continuity
9 2 (1.92%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.62%) SQL
2 3 (2.88%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.92%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.92%) VBScript
3 2 (1.92%) Python
4 1 (0.96%) Perl
4 1 (0.96%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (26.92%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (16.35%) CCIE
3 13 (12.50%) CCNA
4 10 (9.62%) CCNP
4 10 (9.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (9.62%) MCSE
5 8 (7.69%) Degree
6 7 (6.73%) HND
7 6 (5.77%) MCITP
7 6 (5.77%) SC Cleared
7 6 (5.77%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.92%) CCSP
8 2 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.92%) MCP
9 1 (0.96%) CCVP
9 1 (0.96%) CCA
9 1 (0.96%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.96%) CCDA
9 1 (0.96%) CCDP
9 1 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.77%) SLA
2 5 (4.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (4.81%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 27 (25.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.69%) vSphere
4 6 (5.77%) VMware Server
5 5 (4.81%) Hyper-V
5 5 (4.81%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.88%) XenApp
6 3 (2.88%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.96%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.96%) MetaFrame
7 1 (0.96%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (7.69%) Backup Exec
1 8 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (2.88%) XenMobile
3 2 (1.92%) WSUS
4 1 (0.96%) Nagios
Vendors
1 61 (58.65%) Cisco
2 35 (33.65%) VMware
3 23 (22.12%) Microsoft
4 15 (14.42%) HP
4 15 (14.42%) Citrix
5 10 (9.62%) Symantec
6 8 (7.69%) CheckPoint
7 6 (5.77%) MobileIron
8 5 (4.81%) NetApp
9 3 (2.88%) IBM
9 3 (2.88%) Kaspersky
10 2 (1.92%) Dell
10 2 (1.92%) Remedy
11 1 (0.96%) Oracle
11 1 (0.96%) Juniper
11 1 (0.96%) EMC
11 1 (0.96%) Blue Coat
11 1 (0.96%) Meraki
11 1 (0.96%) Meru Networks
11 1 (0.96%) ProCurve
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