The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 77 92 93
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +1
Permanent jobs citing LAN 185 151 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.17% 2.80% 2.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.67% 17.00% 14.03%
Number of salaries quoted 171 125 109
Average salary £39,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,550 £22,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
LAN
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
895 888 941
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.31% 16.48% 16.98%
Number of salaries quoted 811 725 794
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,800 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

LAN
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

LAN Salary Trend in the West Midlands

LAN
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LAN across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

LAN Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

LAN
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +17 84 £47,500 +21.01% 4
Staffordshire +17 36 £28,550 +14.20% 4
Warwickshire -5 19 £35,000 +25.67% 2
Coventry -15 13 £45,000 +20.00% 3
Worcestershire -4 10 £36,097 +112.33% 4
Solihull +3 7 £29,000 -23.17%
Shropshire -3 7 £25,000 -37.50% 1
Herefordshire - 5 £37,500 -
Walsall 0 1 £21,500 -46.25%
Dudley - 1 £29,000 -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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.

1 298 (90.85%) WAN
2 190 (57.93%) Cisco
3 148 (45.12%) Windows
4 126 (38.41%) Cisco Certification
5 121 (36.89%) Active Directory
6 100 (30.49%) Microsoft
7 95 (28.96%) Firewall
8 91 (27.74%) TCP/IP
9 86 (26.22%) VMware
10 76 (23.17%) CCNA
11 75 (22.87%) Wireless
12 71 (21.65%) MS Exchange
12 71 (21.65%) CCNP
13 66 (20.12%) VPN
14 65 (19.82%) DNS
15 63 (19.21%) Citrix
16 56 (17.07%) ITIL
17 52 (15.85%) MS Excel
18 51 (15.55%) Data Centre
19 49 (14.94%) Windows Server 2008
20 48 (14.63%) CheckPoint
21 47 (14.33%) Windows Server 2003
22 45 (13.72%) Service Delivery
23 42 (12.80%) HP
23 42 (12.80%) DHCP
24 41 (12.50%) MS Office
24 41 (12.50%) Hyper-V
25 38 (11.59%) VoIP
26 37 (11.28%) MPLS
26 37 (11.28%) Windows Server 2012

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 71 (21.65%) MS Exchange
2 24 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (6.71%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (4.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 15 (4.57%) Exchange Server 2003
5 10 (3.05%) SharePoint
5 10 (3.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (0.91%) Lync
6 3 (0.91%) Lotus Domino
6 3 (0.91%) IIS
7 2 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.30%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 52 (15.85%) MS Excel
2 41 (12.50%) MS Office
3 5 (1.52%) MS Project
3 5 (1.52%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 17 (5.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 298 (90.85%) WAN
2 95 (28.96%) Firewall
3 91 (27.74%) TCP/IP
4 75 (22.87%) Wireless
5 66 (20.12%) VPN
6 65 (19.82%) DNS
7 42 (12.80%) DHCP
8 38 (11.59%) VoIP
9 37 (11.28%) MPLS
10 33 (10.06%) BGP
11 32 (9.76%) Network Security
12 31 (9.45%) Wi-Fi
12 31 (9.45%) VLAN
12 31 (9.45%) OSPF
13 28 (8.54%) Internet
14 23 (7.01%) Cisco ASA
15 20 (6.10%) Cisco IOS
15 20 (6.10%) Cisco Nexus
15 20 (6.10%) WLAN
16 19 (5.79%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (1.22%) DB2
4 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.30%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (1.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (5.49%) Telecoms
1 18 (5.49%) Finance
2 12 (3.66%) Manufacturing
3 5 (1.52%) Advertising
3 5 (1.52%) Games
4 4 (1.22%) Banking
5 3 (0.91%) Automotive
5 3 (0.91%) Legal
6 2 (0.61%) Retail
6 2 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.30%) French Language
7 1 (0.30%) German Language
Job Titles
1 67 (20.43%) Network Engineer
2 48 (14.63%) Support Engineer
3 45 (13.72%) Analyst
4 39 (11.89%) Architect
5 33 (10.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 19 (5.79%) Network Analyst
6 19 (5.79%) Senior Network Engineer
7 18 (5.49%) Project Manager
7 18 (5.49%) Technical Architect
7 18 (5.49%) Network Architect
8 16 (4.88%) Consultant
8 16 (4.88%) Team Leader
8 16 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support
9 14 (4.27%) Network Consultant
9 14 (4.27%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 12 (3.66%) Pre Sales Consultant
11 11 (3.35%) Network Support
11 11 (3.35%) Cisco Architect
11 11 (3.35%) Network Design Architect
12 10 (3.05%) IT Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.44%) Middleware
2 3 (0.91%) MSMQ
3 2 (0.61%) Web Services
4 1 (0.30%) EDI
4 1 (0.30%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 51 (15.55%) Data Centre
2 10 (3.05%) Blackberry
3 9 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.13%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.52%) Replication
6 4 (1.22%) Clustering
6 4 (1.22%) Mathematics
6 4 (1.22%) Physics
7 3 (0.91%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.61%) Statistics
8 2 (0.61%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.61%) User Experience
9 1 (0.30%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.30%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.30%) GIS
9 1 (0.30%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.30%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.30%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.30%) FMCG
9 1 (0.30%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 148 (45.12%) Windows
2 49 (14.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 47 (14.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 37 (11.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (8.23%) Windows XP
6 25 (7.62%) Windows 8
7 24 (7.32%) Linux
8 16 (4.88%) Windows 7
9 15 (4.57%) UNIX
10 9 (2.74%) Windows Vista
11 7 (2.13%) Apple iOS
11 7 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.30%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (17.07%) ITIL
2 45 (13.72%) Service Delivery
3 28 (8.54%) Project Management
4 27 (8.23%) Network Design
5 22 (6.71%) Load Balancing
6 18 (5.49%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (5.49%) Change Management
6 18 (5.49%) Disaster Recovery
7 17 (5.18%) Incident Management
8 16 (4.88%) Network Architecture
9 14 (4.27%) Network Monitoring
10 13 (3.96%) Change Control
11 11 (3.35%) E-Commerce
12 10 (3.05%) Service Management
13 9 (2.74%) Line Management
14 8 (2.44%) High Availability
14 8 (2.44%) SIEM
14 8 (2.44%) Resource Management
14 8 (2.44%) PRINCE2
15 6 (1.83%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 27 (8.23%) SQL
2 5 (1.52%) Java
2 5 (1.52%) PowerShell
3 3 (0.91%) C++
4 2 (0.61%) C
5 1 (0.30%) Lingo
Qualifications
1 126 (38.41%) Cisco Certification
2 76 (23.17%) CCNA
3 71 (21.65%) CCNP
4 19 (5.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (4.88%) CCIE
6 14 (4.27%) MCSE
6 14 (4.27%) MCITP
6 14 (4.27%) HP ASE
7 13 (3.96%) Degree
8 11 (3.35%) MCTS
9 8 (2.44%) CCDP
10 7 (2.13%) Security Cleared
11 6 (1.83%) SC Cleared
12 4 (1.22%) CCVP
13 3 (0.91%) CCSE
13 3 (0.91%) MCSA
13 3 (0.91%) JNCIP
14 2 (0.61%) CCSA
14 2 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 2 (0.61%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (9.76%) SLA
2 3 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (0.91%) QA
3 2 (0.61%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 121 (36.89%) Active Directory
2 41 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 33 (10.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (3.05%) Terminal Server
5 7 (2.13%) VMware ESX
6 4 (1.22%) XenApp
6 4 (1.22%) XenServer
7 3 (0.91%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.61%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.61%) vSphere
8 2 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (2.13%) SCOM
2 6 (1.83%) Nagios
3 5 (1.52%) SCCM
4 3 (0.91%) WSUS
5 2 (0.61%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (0.61%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.61%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.61%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.30%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.30%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 190 (57.93%) Cisco
2 100 (30.49%) Microsoft
3 86 (26.22%) VMware
4 63 (19.21%) Citrix
5 48 (14.63%) CheckPoint
6 42 (12.80%) HP
7 20 (6.10%) Juniper
8 17 (5.18%) F5
9 14 (4.27%) Huawei
10 12 (3.66%) Apple
11 11 (3.35%) Avaya
12 8 (2.44%) NetApp
12 8 (2.44%) Oracle
13 7 (2.13%) SAP
13 7 (2.13%) Dell
14 6 (1.83%) Red Hat
15 5 (1.52%) IBM
15 5 (1.52%) Nimsoft
16 4 (1.22%) WatchGuard
17 3 (0.91%) SonicWALL
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum 15% shift allowance
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Axica Recruitment
Posted: 11 hours ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Great Company + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Michael Page Technology
Salary: Good benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stafford, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Great Company + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester, Worcestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £27000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 6 days ago
West Bromwich
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £24000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Atherstone, Warwickshire
TNT Global IT
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Coventry
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Malvern
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £37500 - £42500 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Worcester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £34649.00 - £37545.00 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Birmingham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £17000 - £19000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
IDS-INDATA.CO.UK
Salary: From £37,500 to £42,500 per annum Commensurate with experience
Posted: 26 days ago