The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 76 103 43
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -60
Permanent jobs citing LAN 58 24 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.50% 1.12% 4.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.94% 6.63% 21.10%
Number of salaries quoted 52 18 63
Average salary £41,250 £43,750 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.71% +12.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,935 £22,450 £22,600
10% offered a salary of more than £59,750 £60,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
LAN
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
416 362 365
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.92% 16.85% 21.33%
Number of salaries quoted 326 332 277
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 19 September 2014.

LAN Salary Histogram in Birmingham

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 92 (86.79%) WAN
2 73 (68.87%) Cisco
3 58 (54.72%) Cisco Certification
3 58 (54.72%) Firewall
4 46 (43.40%) CCNP
5 39 (36.79%) CCNA
5 39 (36.79%) Windows
6 36 (33.96%) CheckPoint
7 34 (32.08%) MPLS
8 32 (30.19%) HP
8 32 (30.19%) Network Management
9 29 (27.36%) VPN
10 27 (25.47%) TCP/IP
11 26 (24.53%) Windows Server 2008
12 24 (22.64%) Microsoft
12 24 (22.64%) OSPF
13 23 (21.70%) MS Exchange
14 22 (20.75%) Wireless
15 21 (19.81%) VMware
16 20 (18.87%) Windows Server 2003
17 18 (16.98%) Active Directory
18 17 (16.04%) Performance Monitoring
19 16 (15.09%) Windows 7
19 16 (15.09%) Citrix
20 15 (14.15%) EIGRP
21 14 (13.21%) Exchange Server 2010
21 14 (13.21%) VMware Infrastructure
21 14 (13.21%) Legal
22 13 (12.26%) VoIP
22 13 (12.26%) Cisco ASA

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 23 (21.70%) MS Exchange
2 14 (13.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (10.38%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (3.77%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (3.77%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 5 (4.72%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.77%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.49%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (4.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 92 (86.79%) WAN
2 58 (54.72%) Firewall
3 34 (32.08%) MPLS
4 29 (27.36%) VPN
5 27 (25.47%) TCP/IP
6 24 (22.64%) OSPF
7 22 (20.75%) Wireless
8 15 (14.15%) EIGRP
9 13 (12.26%) VoIP
9 13 (12.26%) Network Security
9 13 (12.26%) Cisco ASA
9 13 (12.26%) Cisco Nexus
10 12 (11.32%) DNS
11 11 (10.38%) BGP
11 11 (10.38%) DHCP
12 10 (9.43%) WLAN
12 10 (9.43%) VPLS
12 10 (9.43%) IPsec
13 8 (7.55%) IP Telephony
13 8 (7.55%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.72%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (4.72%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.89%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (3.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (13.21%) Legal
2 11 (10.38%) Finance
3 10 (9.43%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.72%) Law
5 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 44 (41.51%) Network Engineer
2 21 (19.81%) Analyst
3 15 (14.15%) Network Analyst
4 11 (10.38%) Security Engineer
5 10 (9.43%) Network Security Analyst
5 10 (9.43%) Network Security Engineer
5 10 (9.43%) Security Analyst
6 8 (7.55%) Desktop Support
6 8 (7.55%) Consultant
6 8 (7.55%) Senior Network Engineer
7 6 (5.66%) Infrastructure Manager
7 6 (5.66%) Support Engineer
8 5 (4.72%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (4.72%) Architect
9 4 (3.77%) Technical Manager
9 4 (3.77%) Cisco Engineer
9 4 (3.77%) Data Centre Engineer
9 4 (3.77%) Data Network Engineer
10 3 (2.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 3 (2.83%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.94%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.72%) Client/Server
1 5 (4.72%) Mathematics
1 5 (4.72%) Replication
2 4 (3.77%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.77%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.83%) Fat Client
3 3 (2.83%) Thin Client
3 3 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.89%) PMI
4 2 (1.89%) User Experience
5 1 (0.94%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.94%) GIS
5 1 (0.94%) Clustering
5 1 (0.94%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 39 (36.79%) Windows
2 26 (24.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (18.87%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (15.09%) Windows 7
5 7 (6.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (6.60%) Windows XP
6 6 (5.66%) Linux
6 6 (5.66%) Android
6 6 (5.66%) Windows 8
7 3 (2.83%) UNIX
8 1 (0.94%) SUSE
8 1 (0.94%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.94%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.94%) HPUX
8 1 (0.94%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (30.19%) Network Management
2 17 (16.04%) Performance Monitoring
3 12 (11.32%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (9.43%) ITIL
5 7 (6.60%) Service Delivery
6 6 (5.66%) Time Management
7 5 (4.72%) Asset Management
8 4 (3.77%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (2.83%) Data Protection
9 3 (2.83%) Load Balancing
9 3 (2.83%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (2.83%) Project Management
9 3 (2.83%) PRINCE2
9 3 (2.83%) Business Continuity
10 2 (1.89%) PRINCE
10 2 (1.89%) Network Design
10 2 (1.89%) Supplier Management
10 2 (1.89%) Incident Management
10 2 (1.89%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.55%) SQL
2 3 (2.83%) C
Qualifications
1 58 (54.72%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (43.40%) CCNP
3 39 (36.79%) CCNA
4 12 (11.32%) CCIE
5 11 (10.38%) Degree
6 10 (9.43%) CCSA
6 10 (9.43%) CCSE
7 9 (8.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (7.55%) CCIP
9 6 (5.66%) MCSE
10 5 (4.72%) Security Cleared
11 4 (3.77%) MCITP
11 4 (3.77%) SC Cleared
12 3 (2.83%) MCP
12 3 (2.83%) CCDA
13 2 (1.89%) MCSA
13 2 (1.89%) PMI Certification
14 1 (0.94%) Network+ Certification
14 1 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 1 (0.94%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.83%) SLA
2 2 (1.89%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 18 (16.98%) Active Directory
2 14 (13.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (8.49%) vSphere
4 7 (6.60%) Hyper-V
5 6 (5.66%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (3.77%) XenApp
6 4 (3.77%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.89%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.94%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.94%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.94%) SRDF
8 1 (0.94%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.94%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (4.72%) Backup Exec
2 4 (3.77%) XenMobile
2 4 (3.77%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (2.83%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.94%) WSUS
4 1 (0.94%) SCOM
Vendors
1 73 (68.87%) Cisco
2 36 (33.96%) CheckPoint
3 32 (30.19%) HP
4 24 (22.64%) Microsoft
5 21 (19.81%) VMware
6 16 (15.09%) Citrix
7 6 (5.66%) NetApp
7 6 (5.66%) Apple
8 5 (4.72%) Kaspersky
8 5 (4.72%) Symantec
9 4 (3.77%) Avaya
10 3 (2.83%) Juniper
11 2 (1.89%) Genesys
11 2 (1.89%) Remedy
11 2 (1.89%) EMC
11 2 (1.89%) LANDesk
12 1 (0.94%) SonicWALL
12 1 (0.94%) Red Hat
12 1 (0.94%) Kaseya
12 1 (0.94%) AVG
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