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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 49 73 50
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -23
Permanent jobs citing LAN 95 49 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.60% 2.61% 3.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.36% 14.04% 16.58%
Number of salaries quoted 88 38 50
Average salary £32,750 £30,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.16% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,350 £23,200 £30,450
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £55,000 £50,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
- +1.35%
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
335 349 368
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.22% 18.56% 22.02%
Number of salaries quoted 302 308 299
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £44,827
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £31,698
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 19 December 2014.

LAN Salary Histogram in Birmingham

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 125 (81.70%) WAN
2 85 (55.56%) Cisco
3 74 (48.37%) Windows
4 71 (46.41%) Cisco Certification
5 66 (43.14%) Firewall
6 59 (38.56%) CCNP
7 58 (37.91%) Microsoft
8 57 (37.25%) VMware
9 54 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 46 (30.07%) Active Directory
11 44 (28.76%) VMware Infrastructure
12 42 (27.45%) CCNA
13 37 (24.18%) MS Exchange
14 32 (20.92%) SAN
14 32 (20.92%) Citrix
14 32 (20.92%) CheckPoint
15 30 (19.61%) VPN
16 29 (18.95%) MPLS
16 29 (18.95%) Wireless
17 28 (18.30%) Windows Server 2003
18 27 (17.65%) Network Management
19 26 (16.99%) SQL
20 25 (16.34%) TCP/IP
20 25 (16.34%) DNS
20 25 (16.34%) HP
21 23 (15.03%) MS Excel
21 23 (15.03%) Exchange Server 2010
22 22 (14.38%) Hyper-V
22 22 (14.38%) Network Security
23 21 (13.73%) DHCP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 37 (24.18%) MS Exchange
2 23 (15.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (13.73%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.65%) IIS
Applications
1 23 (15.03%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.54%) MS Office
3 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.54%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (5.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 125 (81.70%) WAN
2 66 (43.14%) Firewall
3 32 (20.92%) SAN
4 30 (19.61%) VPN
5 29 (18.95%) MPLS
5 29 (18.95%) Wireless
6 25 (16.34%) TCP/IP
6 25 (16.34%) DNS
7 22 (14.38%) Network Security
8 21 (13.73%) DHCP
9 17 (11.11%) OSPF
10 16 (10.46%) Cisco Nexus
11 15 (9.80%) NAS
12 14 (9.15%) Cisco ASA
12 14 (9.15%) EIGRP
13 13 (8.50%) WLAN
14 11 (7.19%) BGP
15 10 (6.54%) VoIP
16 9 (5.88%) IPsec
16 9 (5.88%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.80%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (7.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.61%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.96%) DB2
5 3 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.65%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (1.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (5.88%) Telecoms
1 9 (5.88%) Legal
2 2 (1.31%) Manufacturing
2 2 (1.31%) Finance
3 1 (0.65%) Law
Job Titles
1 42 (27.45%) Network Engineer
2 29 (18.95%) Analyst
3 17 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 16 (10.46%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 12 (7.84%) 3rd Line Support
5 12 (7.84%) Consultant
6 11 (7.19%) Network Analyst
6 11 (7.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (7.19%) Security Engineer
7 10 (6.54%) Field Engineer
7 10 (6.54%) Network Security Engineer
8 9 (5.88%) Security Analyst
8 9 (5.88%) Network Security Analyst
9 7 (4.58%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (4.58%) Senior Support Engineer
10 6 (3.92%) Cisco Engineer
10 6 (3.92%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (3.92%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
11 5 (3.27%) Implementation Engineer
11 5 (3.27%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.96%) HTML
1 3 (1.96%) .NET
1 3 (1.96%) ASP.NET
1 3 (1.96%) CSS
1 3 (1.96%) XML
1 3 (1.96%) DOM
1 3 (1.96%) EDI
1 3 (1.96%) .NET Framework
1 3 (1.96%) JSON
1 3 (1.96%) LINQ
1 3 (1.96%) jQuery
1 3 (1.96%) HTML5
1 3 (1.96%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.54%) Management Information System
2 8 (5.23%) GIS
3 4 (2.61%) Mathematics
3 4 (2.61%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.96%) Fat Client
4 3 (1.96%) Statistics
4 3 (1.96%) Performance Metrics
4 3 (1.96%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.31%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.31%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.65%) EPoS
6 1 (0.65%) Replication
6 1 (0.65%) Clustering
6 1 (0.65%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.65%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.65%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 74 (48.37%) Windows
2 54 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (18.30%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (9.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (6.54%) Windows 7
6 9 (5.88%) Android
7 7 (4.58%) Windows XP
8 6 (3.92%) Linux
9 3 (1.96%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.31%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.65%) SUSE
11 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (17.65%) Network Management
2 20 (13.07%) Network Monitoring
3 19 (12.42%) ITIL
4 18 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 16 (10.46%) Performance Monitoring
6 11 (7.19%) Business Continuity
7 10 (6.54%) Service Delivery
7 10 (6.54%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (5.23%) PRINCE
9 7 (4.58%) Incident Management
10 6 (3.92%) Network Design
10 6 (3.92%) Change Control
10 6 (3.92%) Time Management
11 4 (2.61%) Asset Management
11 4 (2.61%) Mentoring
12 3 (1.96%) Migration
12 3 (1.96%) Logistics
12 3 (1.96%) Project Management
12 3 (1.96%) Data Protection
13 2 (1.31%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 26 (16.99%) SQL
2 3 (1.96%) T-SQL
2 3 (1.96%) VB.NET
2 3 (1.96%) C
2 3 (1.96%) C#
2 3 (1.96%) Java
2 3 (1.96%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 71 (46.41%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (38.56%) CCNP
3 42 (27.45%) CCNA
4 17 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 16 (10.46%) Degree
6 15 (9.80%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (9.15%) SC Cleared
8 12 (7.84%) MCSE
9 10 (6.54%) CCIE
9 10 (6.54%) CCSE
10 9 (5.88%) MCSA
10 9 (5.88%) CCSA
11 6 (3.92%) CCIP
12 3 (1.96%) MCP
12 3 (1.96%) CCDA
12 3 (1.96%) MCITP
13 1 (0.65%) CCA
13 1 (0.65%) Citrix Certification
13 1 (0.65%) JNCIP
13 1 (0.65%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.23%) SLA
2 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 46 (30.07%) Active Directory
2 44 (28.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (14.38%) Hyper-V
4 18 (11.76%) vSphere
5 8 (5.23%) XenApp
5 8 (5.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.31%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.31%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.65%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.65%) SRDF
8 1 (0.65%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 3 (1.96%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (1.31%) WSUS
3 1 (0.65%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 85 (55.56%) Cisco
2 58 (37.91%) Microsoft
3 57 (37.25%) VMware
4 32 (20.92%) CheckPoint
4 32 (20.92%) Citrix
5 25 (16.34%) HP
6 15 (9.80%) EMC
7 10 (6.54%) Juniper
8 8 (5.23%) Apple
9 7 (4.58%) Dell
10 6 (3.92%) NetApp
11 4 (2.61%) Avaya
12 3 (1.96%) Altova
12 3 (1.96%) F5
12 3 (1.96%) Nimsoft
12 3 (1.96%) DevExpress
13 1 (0.65%) SolarWinds
13 1 (0.65%) Kaseya
13 1 (0.65%) AVG
13 1 (0.65%) Stonesoft
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