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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 61 89 52
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -37
Permanent jobs citing LAN 87 35 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.88% 1.71% 4.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.03% 9.80% 17.77%
Number of salaries quoted 78 31 50
Average salary £36,750 £30,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.50% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £22,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,250 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
395 357 377
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.61% 17.49% 22.75%
Number of salaries quoted 335 323 307
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
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 28 November 2014.

LAN Salary Histogram in Birmingham

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

1 120 (83.33%) WAN
2 85 (59.03%) Cisco
3 71 (49.31%) Cisco Certification
4 64 (44.44%) Firewall
5 63 (43.75%) Windows
6 62 (43.06%) CCNP
7 51 (35.42%) Microsoft
7 51 (35.42%) VMware
8 49 (34.03%) Windows Server 2008
9 42 (29.17%) CCNA
9 42 (29.17%) Active Directory
10 38 (26.39%) VMware Infrastructure
11 36 (25.00%) CheckPoint
12 33 (22.92%) MS Exchange
13 32 (22.22%) Citrix
13 32 (22.22%) MPLS
14 30 (20.83%) SAN
15 29 (20.14%) VPN
15 29 (20.14%) Network Management
16 28 (19.44%) HP
17 25 (17.36%) Wireless
18 23 (15.97%) TCP/IP
19 22 (15.28%) MS Excel
19 22 (15.28%) OSPF
19 22 (15.28%) Exchange Server 2010
19 22 (15.28%) Network Security
20 21 (14.58%) Windows Server 2003
20 21 (14.58%) DNS
21 20 (13.89%) DHCP
21 20 (13.89%) SQL

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 33 (22.92%) MS Exchange
2 22 (15.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (4.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 22 (15.28%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.47%) MS Office
3 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.94%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (3.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 120 (83.33%) WAN
2 64 (44.44%) Firewall
3 32 (22.22%) MPLS
4 30 (20.83%) SAN
5 29 (20.14%) VPN
6 25 (17.36%) Wireless
7 23 (15.97%) TCP/IP
8 22 (15.28%) Network Security
8 22 (15.28%) OSPF
9 21 (14.58%) DNS
10 20 (13.89%) DHCP
11 17 (11.81%) Cisco Nexus
12 16 (11.11%) EIGRP
13 14 (9.72%) WLAN
13 14 (9.72%) Cisco ASA
13 14 (9.72%) NAS
14 13 (9.03%) BGP
15 11 (7.64%) IPsec
15 11 (7.64%) VPLS
16 10 (6.94%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.72%) SQL Server
2 13 (9.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (7.64%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.08%) DB2
4 3 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (7.64%) Legal
2 10 (6.94%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.17%) Finance
4 2 (1.39%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.69%) Law
Job Titles
1 45 (31.25%) Network Engineer
2 30 (20.83%) Analyst
3 16 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 14 (9.72%) Support Engineer
5 13 (9.03%) Network Analyst
5 13 (9.03%) Security Engineer
6 12 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
6 12 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
7 11 (7.64%) Security Analyst
7 11 (7.64%) Network Security Analyst
8 10 (6.94%) Consultant
9 9 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (4.86%) Field Engineer
10 7 (4.86%) Desktop Support
10 7 (4.86%) Senior Support Engineer
11 6 (4.17%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
11 6 (4.17%) Cisco Engineer
11 6 (4.17%) IT Manager
11 6 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
12 5 (3.47%) Data Centre Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.69%) HTML
1 1 (0.69%) .NET
1 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET
1 1 (0.69%) CSS
1 1 (0.69%) XML
1 1 (0.69%) DOM
1 1 (0.69%) EDI
1 1 (0.69%) .NET Framework
1 1 (0.69%) JSON
1 1 (0.69%) LINQ
1 1 (0.69%) jQuery
1 1 (0.69%) HTML5
1 1 (0.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.56%) GIS
2 7 (4.86%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.78%) Mathematics
3 4 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.08%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.08%) Performance Metrics
4 3 (2.08%) Thin Client
4 3 (2.08%) Statistics
5 2 (1.39%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.39%) PMI
6 1 (0.69%) EPoS
6 1 (0.69%) Replication
6 1 (0.69%) Clustering
6 1 (0.69%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.69%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 63 (43.75%) Windows
2 49 (34.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (14.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (6.25%) Windows 7
6 6 (4.17%) Windows 8
6 6 (4.17%) Windows XP
6 6 (4.17%) Android
7 5 (3.47%) Linux
8 1 (0.69%) SUSE
8 1 (0.69%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (20.14%) Network Management
2 19 (13.19%) Performance Monitoring
2 19 (13.19%) Network Monitoring
3 18 (12.50%) ITIL
4 17 (11.81%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (7.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (7.64%) Business Continuity
6 8 (5.56%) PRINCE
7 7 (4.86%) Service Delivery
8 6 (4.17%) Incident Management
8 6 (4.17%) Time Management
9 4 (2.78%) Project Management
9 4 (2.78%) PRINCE2
9 4 (2.78%) Network Design
9 4 (2.78%) Mentoring
10 3 (2.08%) Asset Management
11 2 (1.39%) Migration
11 2 (1.39%) Supplier Management
11 2 (1.39%) Technical Architecture
11 2 (1.39%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 20 (13.89%) SQL
2 3 (2.08%) C
2 3 (2.08%) Java
3 1 (0.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.69%) C#
3 1 (0.69%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.69%) VB.NET
3 1 (0.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 71 (49.31%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (43.06%) CCNP
3 42 (29.17%) CCNA
4 17 (11.81%) Degree
5 15 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (8.33%) MCSE
6 12 (8.33%) Security Cleared
7 11 (7.64%) SC Cleared
7 11 (7.64%) CCSA
7 11 (7.64%) CCSE
8 9 (6.25%) MCSA
8 9 (6.25%) CCIE
9 6 (4.17%) CCIP
10 3 (2.08%) CCDA
10 3 (2.08%) MCITP
10 3 (2.08%) MCP
11 2 (1.39%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.69%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.69%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.17%) SLA
2 2 (1.39%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 42 (29.17%) Active Directory
2 38 (26.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (13.89%) Hyper-V
4 18 (12.50%) vSphere
5 8 (5.56%) XenApp
6 5 (3.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.39%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.39%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.69%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.69%) SRDF
8 1 (0.69%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 3 (2.08%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (0.69%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 85 (59.03%) Cisco
2 51 (35.42%) Microsoft
2 51 (35.42%) VMware
3 36 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 32 (22.22%) Citrix
5 28 (19.44%) HP
6 15 (10.42%) EMC
7 9 (6.25%) Juniper
8 7 (4.86%) Dell
9 5 (3.47%) NetApp
9 5 (3.47%) Apple
10 4 (2.78%) Avaya
11 3 (2.08%) Nimsoft
12 2 (1.39%) F5
12 2 (1.39%) Genesys
13 1 (0.69%) Red Hat
13 1 (0.69%) Symantec
13 1 (0.69%) Sophos
13 1 (0.69%) SAP
13 1 (0.69%) Siebel
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