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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 70 105 55
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -50
Permanent jobs citing LAN 57 23 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.69% 1.08% 3.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.97% 6.78% 18.47%
Number of salaries quoted 49 18 59
Average salary £47,500 £41,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.45% -2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,300 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £58,250 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,750
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -0.66%
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
357 339 352
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.86% 15.85% 20.52%
Number of salaries quoted 284 311 279
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £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 20 August 2014.

LAN Salary Histogram in Birmingham

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 75 (70.75%) Cisco
3 55 (51.89%) Firewall
4 53 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
5 41 (38.68%) CCNP
6 40 (37.74%) Windows
7 39 (36.79%) MPLS
8 34 (32.08%) CCNA
9 32 (30.19%) HP
9 32 (30.19%) CheckPoint
10 31 (29.25%) Network Management
11 29 (27.36%) TCP/IP
11 29 (27.36%) VPN
12 28 (26.42%) Windows Server 2008
13 26 (24.53%) Microsoft
13 26 (24.53%) MS Exchange
14 24 (22.64%) OSPF
14 24 (22.64%) Wireless
15 23 (21.70%) VMware
15 23 (21.70%) Windows Server 2003
16 21 (19.81%) Windows 7
17 19 (17.92%) Active Directory
18 18 (16.98%) Citrix
18 18 (16.98%) Performance Monitoring
19 17 (16.04%) Exchange Server 2010
19 17 (16.04%) VMware Infrastructure
20 16 (15.09%) Exchange Server 2007
21 14 (13.21%) Network Security
22 13 (12.26%) Legal
23 12 (11.32%) EIGRP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 26 (24.53%) MS Exchange
2 17 (16.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (15.09%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (3.77%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (3.77%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 8 (7.55%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.66%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.60%) Cloud Computing
1 7 (6.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 92 (86.79%) WAN
2 55 (51.89%) Firewall
3 39 (36.79%) MPLS
4 29 (27.36%) TCP/IP
4 29 (27.36%) VPN
5 24 (22.64%) OSPF
5 24 (22.64%) Wireless
6 14 (13.21%) Network Security
7 12 (11.32%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (11.32%) Cisco Nexus
7 12 (11.32%) EIGRP
8 10 (9.43%) BGP
8 10 (9.43%) VLAN
9 9 (8.49%) VPLS
9 9 (8.49%) IPsec
9 9 (8.49%) DNS
9 9 (8.49%) DHCP
9 9 (8.49%) Ethernet
9 9 (8.49%) VoIP
10 8 (7.55%) WLAN
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 2 (1.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (12.26%) Legal
2 11 (10.38%) Finance
3 8 (7.55%) Telecoms
4 6 (5.66%) Law
5 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 38 (35.85%) Network Engineer
2 22 (20.75%) Analyst
3 16 (15.09%) Network Analyst
4 10 (9.43%) Security Engineer
5 9 (8.49%) Network Security Analyst
5 9 (8.49%) Senior Network Engineer
5 9 (8.49%) Security Analyst
5 9 (8.49%) Consultant
5 9 (8.49%) Network Security Engineer
6 8 (7.55%) Desktop Support
7 7 (6.60%) Support Engineer
8 6 (5.66%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (5.66%) Architect
9 5 (4.72%) Cisco Engineer
10 4 (3.77%) Infrastructure Manager
10 4 (3.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 4 (3.77%) Data Centre Engineer
10 4 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (3.77%) Administrator
10 4 (3.77%) Data Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.94%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.66%) Client/Server
2 5 (4.72%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.72%) Replication
3 3 (2.83%) Thin Client
3 3 (2.83%) Mathematics
3 3 (2.83%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (1.89%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.89%) CCTV
4 2 (1.89%) PMI
4 2 (1.89%) NHS
5 1 (0.94%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.94%) Clustering
5 1 (0.94%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 40 (37.74%) Windows
2 28 (26.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (21.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (19.81%) Windows 7
5 10 (9.43%) Windows XP
6 9 (8.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (7.55%) Windows 8
8 6 (5.66%) Android
9 4 (3.77%) Linux
10 3 (2.83%) UNIX
11 1 (0.94%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.94%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.94%) HPUX
11 1 (0.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (29.25%) Network Management
2 18 (16.98%) Performance Monitoring
3 12 (11.32%) ITIL
4 8 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (7.55%) Asset Management
4 8 (7.55%) Service Delivery
5 7 (6.60%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (5.66%) Time Management
7 4 (3.77%) PRINCE2
7 4 (3.77%) Project Management
7 4 (3.77%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (3.77%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (2.83%) Load Balancing
9 2 (1.89%) Incident Management
9 2 (1.89%) WAN Optimisation
9 2 (1.89%) TOGAF
9 2 (1.89%) Data Protection
9 2 (1.89%) Network Design
10 1 (0.94%) Supplier Management
10 1 (0.94%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.49%) SQL
2 3 (2.83%) C
Qualifications
1 53 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (38.68%) CCNP
3 34 (32.08%) CCNA
4 12 (11.32%) CCIE
5 10 (9.43%) Degree
6 9 (8.49%) CCSA
6 9 (8.49%) CCSE
7 8 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (6.60%) Security Cleared
9 6 (5.66%) SC Cleared
9 6 (5.66%) CCIP
10 5 (4.72%) MCSE
11 4 (3.77%) MCITP
12 3 (2.83%) MCP
12 3 (2.83%) CCDA
13 2 (1.89%) HND
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 2 (1.89%) ISO 9000
1 2 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (17.92%) Active Directory
2 17 (16.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (10.38%) vSphere
4 8 (7.55%) Hyper-V
5 7 (6.60%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (4.72%) XenApp
6 5 (4.72%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.89%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.94%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.94%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (7.55%) Backup Exec
2 7 (6.60%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (4.72%) XenMobile
4 3 (2.83%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.94%) WSUS
5 1 (0.94%) SCOM
Vendors
1 75 (70.75%) Cisco
2 32 (30.19%) HP
2 32 (30.19%) CheckPoint
3 26 (24.53%) Microsoft
4 23 (21.70%) VMware
5 18 (16.98%) Citrix
6 7 (6.60%) Symantec
6 7 (6.60%) NetApp
7 6 (5.66%) Apple
7 6 (5.66%) Kaspersky
8 3 (2.83%) Remedy
9 2 (1.89%) Avaya
9 2 (1.89%) Juniper
9 2 (1.89%) Genesys
9 2 (1.89%) LANDesk
10 1 (0.94%) SonicWALL
10 1 (0.94%) Kaseya
10 1 (0.94%) AVG
10 1 (0.94%) Meraki
10 1 (0.94%) Sophos
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