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 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 57 74 89
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +15
Permanent jobs citing LAN 83 50 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.10% 2.61% 1.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.00% 17.86% 10.34%
Number of salaries quoted 72 41 29
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
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
415 280 319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 20.48% 14.64% 16.98%
Number of salaries quoted 371 240 276
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,000 £25,600
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £56,800
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 1 July 2015.

LAN Salary Histogram in Birmingham

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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.

1 103 (88.79%) WAN
2 80 (68.97%) Cisco
3 48 (41.38%) Cisco Certification
3 48 (41.38%) Firewall
4 45 (38.79%) Windows
5 41 (35.34%) Microsoft
5 41 (35.34%) VMware
6 39 (33.62%) Active Directory
7 38 (32.76%) VPN
8 33 (28.45%) TCP/IP
9 32 (27.59%) CCNA
10 30 (25.86%) CCNP
11 28 (24.14%) MS Exchange
12 27 (23.28%) DNS
13 23 (19.83%) MS Excel
13 23 (19.83%) MPLS
14 21 (18.10%) Data Centre
15 20 (17.24%) CheckPoint
16 19 (16.38%) BGP
16 19 (16.38%) Wireless
16 19 (16.38%) Windows Server 2008
17 18 (15.52%) Hyper-V
17 18 (15.52%) OSPF
18 17 (14.66%) Service Delivery
18 17 (14.66%) Wi-Fi
18 17 (14.66%) SQL
18 17 (14.66%) Cisco ASA
18 17 (14.66%) VMware Infrastructure
19 16 (13.79%) DHCP
20 15 (12.93%) Windows Server 2012

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 28 (24.14%) MS Exchange
2 12 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (7.76%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.59%) IIS
7 2 (1.72%) Lync
8 1 (0.86%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 23 (19.83%) MS Excel
2 10 (8.62%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.31%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 103 (88.79%) WAN
2 48 (41.38%) Firewall
3 38 (32.76%) VPN
4 33 (28.45%) TCP/IP
5 27 (23.28%) DNS
6 23 (19.83%) MPLS
7 19 (16.38%) BGP
7 19 (16.38%) Wireless
8 18 (15.52%) OSPF
9 17 (14.66%) Wi-Fi
9 17 (14.66%) Cisco ASA
10 16 (13.79%) DHCP
11 13 (11.21%) Cisco Nexus
12 12 (10.34%) VLAN
12 12 (10.34%) Cisco IOS
12 12 (10.34%) VoIP
12 12 (10.34%) EIGRP
13 11 (9.48%) HSRP
14 9 (7.76%) SAN
15 8 (6.90%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.07%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (5.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (4.31%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.59%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (2.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (4.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (2.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (6.90%) Telecoms
1 8 (6.90%) Finance
2 3 (2.59%) Automotive
2 3 (2.59%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.72%) Banking
4 1 (0.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (18.10%) Network Engineer
2 14 (12.07%) Architect
2 14 (12.07%) Analyst
2 14 (12.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (9.48%) Network Analyst
4 10 (8.62%) Senior Network Engineer
4 10 (8.62%) Support Engineer
5 8 (6.90%) Technical Architect
5 8 (6.90%) Team Leader
5 8 (6.90%) IT Architect
6 6 (5.17%) Network Architect
6 6 (5.17%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (5.17%) Field Engineer
7 5 (4.31%) Consultant
7 5 (4.31%) Network Consultant
7 5 (4.31%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (4.31%) Service Desk Team Leader
8 4 (3.45%) NOC Engineer
8 4 (3.45%) Project Manager
9 3 (2.59%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.59%) HTML
1 3 (2.59%) .NET
1 3 (2.59%) ASP.NET
1 3 (2.59%) CSS
1 3 (2.59%) XML
1 3 (2.59%) DOM
1 3 (2.59%) MSMQ
1 3 (2.59%) EDI
1 3 (2.59%) .NET Framework
1 3 (2.59%) JSON
1 3 (2.59%) LINQ
1 3 (2.59%) jQuery
1 3 (2.59%) HTML5
1 3 (2.59%) Entity Framework
2 2 (1.72%) Web Services
3 1 (0.86%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.10%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.59%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.72%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.72%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.86%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.86%) iPhone
4 1 (0.86%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 45 (38.79%) Windows
2 19 (16.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (12.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (9.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (4.31%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.72%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.72%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (14.66%) Service Delivery
2 14 (12.07%) ITIL
2 14 (12.07%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (10.34%) Load Balancing
4 10 (8.62%) Network Design
4 10 (8.62%) Change Control
5 9 (7.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (6.90%) Change Management
6 8 (6.90%) Project Management
6 8 (6.90%) Network Architecture
7 7 (6.03%) Network Monitoring
8 6 (5.17%) High Availability
9 5 (4.31%) Service Management
10 4 (3.45%) WFM
10 4 (3.45%) Incident Management
10 4 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (2.59%) Logistics
11 3 (2.59%) Workforce Management Optimization
11 3 (2.59%) Resource Management
11 3 (2.59%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 17 (14.66%) SQL
2 4 (3.45%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.59%) T-SQL
3 3 (2.59%) VB.NET
3 3 (2.59%) C#
3 3 (2.59%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 48 (41.38%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (27.59%) CCNA
3 30 (25.86%) CCNP
4 7 (6.03%) Degree
5 6 (5.17%) CCDP
6 5 (4.31%) MCSE
6 5 (4.31%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (3.45%) CCIE
7 4 (3.45%) SC Cleared
7 4 (3.45%) Security Cleared
7 4 (3.45%) MCITP
8 3 (2.59%) CCVP
8 3 (2.59%) CCSE
8 3 (2.59%) MCSA
9 2 (1.72%) JNCIP
9 2 (1.72%) MCTS
10 1 (0.86%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (0.86%) CCSA
10 1 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.86%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.76%) SLA
2 2 (1.72%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.86%) QA
System Software
1 39 (33.62%) Active Directory
2 18 (15.52%) Hyper-V
3 17 (14.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (6.03%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.72%) Terminal Server
5 2 (1.72%) XenServer
6 1 (0.86%) vSphere
6 1 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (5.17%) SCOM
2 3 (2.59%) Nagios
2 3 (2.59%) SCCM
3 2 (1.72%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.72%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.86%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (0.86%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.86%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 80 (68.97%) Cisco
2 41 (35.34%) Microsoft
2 41 (35.34%) VMware
3 20 (17.24%) CheckPoint
4 14 (12.07%) Citrix
5 9 (7.76%) HP
5 9 (7.76%) F5
6 6 (5.17%) Juniper
7 5 (4.31%) Apple
8 4 (3.45%) Fortinet
9 3 (2.59%) Altova
9 3 (2.59%) DevExpress
9 3 (2.59%) Nimsoft
10 2 (1.72%) Veeam
10 2 (1.72%) Symantec
10 2 (1.72%) Sourcefire
10 2 (1.72%) NetApp
10 2 (1.72%) Avaya
11 1 (0.86%) Dell
11 1 (0.86%) Nortel
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