The first table below looks at the demand for LAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Staffordshire region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 58 42 50
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +8
Permanent jobs citing LAN 13 27 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.20% 4.81% 2.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.12% 28.13% 22.03%
Number of salaries quoted 12 25 10
Average salary £26,000 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,200 £22,700 £28,650
10% offered a salary of more than £43,400 £40,900 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%
Communications & Networking Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
86 96 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 14.58% 17.11% 10.41%
Number of salaries quoted 79 90 53
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £23,100 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
LAN
West Midlands

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing LAN across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

LAN
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LAN across the Staffordshire region.

LAN Salary Trend in Staffordshire

LAN
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LAN across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

LAN Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

LAN
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent -5 6 £28,250 +25.55%
Tamworth +5 5 £21,000 -40.00%
Cannock +16 1 - -
LAN
West Midlands

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 36 (100.00%) WAN
2 24 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 24 (66.67%) Citrix
3 22 (61.11%) Cisco
4 20 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (55.56%) CCNA
5 19 (52.78%) Active Directory
6 16 (44.44%) DNS
7 14 (38.89%) Windows
8 12 (33.33%) VPN
9 10 (27.78%) CCNP
10 8 (22.22%) Wireless
10 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (22.22%) MS Office
10 8 (22.22%) MCSE
11 7 (19.44%) DHCP
11 7 (19.44%) MS Exchange
11 7 (19.44%) VMware
11 7 (19.44%) MCTS
11 7 (19.44%) MCITP
11 7 (19.44%) Load Balancing
11 7 (19.44%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (16.67%) NetScaler
12 6 (16.67%) F5
12 6 (16.67%) BIG-IP
12 6 (16.67%) Firewall
12 6 (16.67%) Games
12 6 (16.67%) Internet
13 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
13 5 (13.89%) ITIL

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 7 (19.44%) MS Exchange
1 7 (19.44%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.78%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (22.22%) MS Office
2 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 36 (100.00%) WAN
2 24 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 16 (44.44%) DNS
4 12 (33.33%) VPN
5 8 (22.22%) Wireless
6 7 (19.44%) DHCP
7 6 (16.67%) NetScaler
7 6 (16.67%) BIG-IP
7 6 (16.67%) Firewall
7 6 (16.67%) Internet
8 5 (13.89%) VLAN
9 3 (8.33%) SAN
10 2 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (2.78%) WLAN
11 1 (2.78%) MPLS
11 1 (2.78%) IP Telephony
11 1 (2.78%) SSH
11 1 (2.78%) Intrusion Detection
11 1 (2.78%) Network Security
11 1 (2.78%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) SQLPlus
General
1 6 (16.67%) Games
2 4 (11.11%) Law
3 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Help Desk Support
2 9 (25.00%) Analyst
3 7 (19.44%) Help Desk Engineer
3 7 (19.44%) Support Engineer
3 7 (19.44%) Help Desk Support Engineer
4 6 (16.67%) Platform Engineer
4 6 (16.67%) Network Engineer
5 5 (13.89%) Help Desk Analyst
6 4 (11.11%) Senior Support Engineer
7 3 (8.33%) Project Manager
7 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 3 (8.33%) Support Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (5.56%) Technical Support
8 2 (5.56%) Technical Support Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
9 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 1 (2.78%) Telecoms Engineer
9 1 (2.78%) Network Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.78%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.78%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (38.89%) Windows
2 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (13.89%) Windows 8
3 4 (11.11%) Windows XP
4 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.78%) Linux
5 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (19.44%) Load Balancing
2 5 (13.89%) ITIL
2 5 (13.89%) Change Management
3 4 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 3 (8.33%) Migration
4 3 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (2.78%) E-Commerce
5 1 (2.78%) B2C
5 1 (2.78%) Six Sigma
5 1 (2.78%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
1 20 (55.56%) CCNA
2 10 (27.78%) CCNP
3 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (22.22%) MCSE
4 7 (19.44%) MCTS
4 7 (19.44%) MCITP
5 1 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (52.78%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.11%) Terminal Server
3 3 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.78%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 24 (66.67%) Citrix
2 22 (61.11%) Cisco
3 7 (19.44%) VMware
4 6 (16.67%) F5
5 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
6 3 (8.33%) EMC
7 2 (5.56%) Apple
8 1 (2.78%) Mitel