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

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 64 98 47
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -51
Permanent jobs citing LAN 80 30 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.57% 1.43% 3.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.67% 8.36% 17.49%
Number of salaries quoted 71 27 47
Average salary £35,500 £31,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.69% -16.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £22,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,000 £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
387 359 366
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.25% 17.17% 22.55%
Number of salaries quoted 324 327 291
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 £30,000 £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 21 November 2014.

LAN Salary Histogram in Birmingham

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 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.

1 118 (84.89%) WAN
2 82 (58.99%) Cisco
3 71 (51.08%) Cisco Certification
4 63 (45.32%) Firewall
5 62 (44.60%) CCNP
5 62 (44.60%) Windows
6 49 (35.25%) Microsoft
6 49 (35.25%) VMware
6 49 (35.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 43 (30.94%) CCNA
8 41 (29.50%) Active Directory
9 36 (25.90%) CheckPoint
9 36 (25.90%) VMware Infrastructure
10 33 (23.74%) MPLS
10 33 (23.74%) MS Exchange
11 32 (23.02%) Citrix
12 30 (21.58%) Network Management
13 29 (20.86%) SAN
13 29 (20.86%) HP
14 28 (20.14%) VPN
15 23 (16.55%) Exchange Server 2010
16 22 (15.83%) Network Security
16 22 (15.83%) OSPF
16 22 (15.83%) TCP/IP
17 21 (15.11%) DHCP
17 21 (15.11%) MS Excel
17 21 (15.11%) DNS
17 21 (15.11%) Windows Server 2003
17 21 (15.11%) Wireless
17 21 (15.11%) Exchange Server 2007

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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 (23.74%) MS Exchange
2 23 (16.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (15.11%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (5.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 21 (15.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.16%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.19%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (3.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 118 (84.89%) WAN
2 63 (45.32%) Firewall
3 33 (23.74%) MPLS
4 29 (20.86%) SAN
5 28 (20.14%) VPN
6 22 (15.83%) OSPF
6 22 (15.83%) Network Security
6 22 (15.83%) TCP/IP
7 21 (15.11%) Wireless
7 21 (15.11%) DNS
7 21 (15.11%) DHCP
8 16 (11.51%) EIGRP
9 15 (10.79%) Cisco Nexus
10 13 (9.35%) Cisco ASA
10 13 (9.35%) NAS
10 13 (9.35%) WLAN
11 12 (8.63%) BGP
12 11 (7.91%) IPsec
12 11 (7.91%) VPLS
13 10 (7.19%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.35%) SQL Server
1 13 (9.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (7.19%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.16%) DB2
3 3 (2.16%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (2.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (7.91%) Telecoms
1 11 (7.91%) Legal
2 7 (5.04%) Finance
3 2 (1.44%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.72%) Law
Job Titles
1 46 (33.09%) Network Engineer
2 28 (20.14%) Analyst
3 15 (10.79%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 14 (10.07%) Support Engineer
5 13 (9.35%) Security Engineer
6 12 (8.63%) 3rd Line Support
6 12 (8.63%) Network Analyst
6 12 (8.63%) Network Security Engineer
7 11 (7.91%) Security Analyst
7 11 (7.91%) Network Security Analyst
8 9 (6.47%) Consultant
9 8 (5.76%) Desktop Support
9 8 (5.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (5.04%) Field Engineer
10 7 (5.04%) Senior Support Engineer
11 6 (4.32%) IT Manager
12 5 (3.60%) Senior Analyst
12 5 (3.60%) Infrastructure Manager
12 5 (3.60%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
12 5 (3.60%) Data Centre Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.72%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.76%) GIS
2 7 (5.04%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.88%) Mathematics
3 4 (2.88%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.16%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.16%) Performance Metrics
4 3 (2.16%) Thin Client
4 3 (2.16%) Statistics
5 2 (1.44%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.44%) PMI
6 1 (0.72%) EPoS
6 1 (0.72%) Replication
6 1 (0.72%) Clustering
6 1 (0.72%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.72%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.72%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 62 (44.60%) Windows
2 49 (35.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (15.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (11.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (7.19%) Windows 7
6 7 (5.04%) Windows 8
7 6 (4.32%) Windows XP
7 6 (4.32%) Android
8 5 (3.60%) Linux
9 1 (0.72%) UNIX
9 1 (0.72%) HPUX
9 1 (0.72%) SUSE
9 1 (0.72%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (21.58%) Network Management
2 20 (14.39%) Performance Monitoring
3 18 (12.95%) Network Monitoring
3 18 (12.95%) ITIL
4 17 (12.23%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (7.91%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (7.91%) Business Continuity
6 8 (5.76%) PRINCE
7 7 (5.04%) Service Delivery
8 6 (4.32%) Incident Management
8 6 (4.32%) Time Management
9 3 (2.16%) Mentoring
9 3 (2.16%) Network Design
9 3 (2.16%) Asset Management
9 3 (2.16%) Project Management
9 3 (2.16%) PRINCE2
10 2 (1.44%) Supplier Management
10 2 (1.44%) Technical Architecture
10 2 (1.44%) People Management
10 2 (1.44%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 19 (13.67%) SQL
2 3 (2.16%) C
2 3 (2.16%) Java
3 1 (0.72%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 71 (51.08%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (44.60%) CCNP
3 43 (30.94%) CCNA
4 17 (12.23%) Degree
5 15 (10.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (8.63%) MCSE
6 12 (8.63%) Security Cleared
7 11 (7.91%) SC Cleared
7 11 (7.91%) CCSA
7 11 (7.91%) CCSE
8 9 (6.47%) MCSA
9 8 (5.76%) CCIE
10 6 (4.32%) CCIP
11 3 (2.16%) CCDA
11 3 (2.16%) MCITP
11 3 (2.16%) MCP
12 2 (1.44%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.72%) Network+ Certification
13 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.72%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.60%) SLA
2 2 (1.44%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 41 (29.50%) Active Directory
2 36 (25.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (14.39%) Hyper-V
4 18 (12.95%) vSphere
5 8 (5.76%) XenApp
6 5 (3.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.44%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.44%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.72%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.72%) SRDF
8 1 (0.72%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 3 (2.16%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (0.72%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.72%) WSUS
Vendors
1 82 (58.99%) Cisco
2 49 (35.25%) Microsoft
2 49 (35.25%) VMware
3 36 (25.90%) CheckPoint
4 32 (23.02%) Citrix
5 29 (20.86%) HP
6 15 (10.79%) EMC
7 10 (7.19%) Juniper
8 7 (5.04%) Dell
9 5 (3.60%) NetApp
9 5 (3.60%) Apple
10 4 (2.88%) Avaya
11 3 (2.16%) Nimsoft
12 2 (1.44%) Genesys
13 1 (0.72%) Red Hat
13 1 (0.72%) Symantec
13 1 (0.72%) Sophos
13 1 (0.72%) IBM
13 1 (0.72%) SAP
13 1 (0.72%) Siebel
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