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 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 58 72 80
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +8
Permanent jobs citing LAN 234 162 143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.30% 3.27% 3.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.23% 18.90% 17.19%
Number of salaries quoted 211 138 125
Average salary £32,000 £32,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -14.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,250 £49,400 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
- +1.35%
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
892 857 832
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.38% 17.27% 17.47%
Number of salaries quoted 787 681 726
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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
(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 +24 95 £32,750 +9.16% 5
Staffordshire +18 40 £25,000 -33.33% 3
Coventry +15 27 £39,000 +69.56% 5
Solihull -7 18 £32,500 -21.68%
Warwickshire +1 16 £32,000 +16.36% 2
Worcestershire +13 6 £31,500 -21.25% 2
Wolverhampton -6 6 £26,000 -20.17% 1
Dudley -3 4 £28,500 -36.66%
West Bromwich +10 3 £19,000 -57.77%
Walsall -10 3 £23,000 -24.59%
Shropshire -12 3 £18,500 -49.31% 2
Herefordshire -5 2 £31,250 +25.00%
Wednesbury - 2 £55,000 -
Brierley Hill - 1 £31,500 -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 348 (87.00%) WAN
2 224 (56.00%) Windows
3 170 (42.50%) Cisco
4 159 (39.75%) Firewall
5 150 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
6 148 (37.00%) Active Directory
7 144 (36.00%) Microsoft
8 134 (33.50%) VMware
9 131 (32.75%) Windows Server 2008
10 109 (27.25%) TCP/IP
10 109 (27.25%) CCNP
10 109 (27.25%) Citrix
11 107 (26.75%) CCNA
12 104 (26.00%) VPN
13 89 (22.25%) MS Exchange
14 86 (21.50%) SAN
14 86 (21.50%) ITIL
15 85 (21.25%) Windows Server 2003
16 80 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
17 76 (19.00%) MS Excel
18 70 (17.50%) DNS
19 63 (15.75%) Exchange Server 2010
20 59 (14.75%) SQL
21 57 (14.25%) HP
22 54 (13.50%) Windows Server 2012
23 53 (13.25%) Internet
24 51 (12.75%) Hyper-V
25 50 (12.50%) CheckPoint
26 48 (12.00%) DHCP
26 48 (12.00%) Network Security

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 89 (22.25%) MS Exchange
2 63 (15.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (6.75%) Exchange Server 2007
4 25 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 22 (5.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (3.75%) SharePoint
7 12 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2003
8 9 (2.25%) IIS
8 9 (2.25%) Tomcat
9 6 (1.50%) Lync
10 3 (0.75%) Apache
11 1 (0.25%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.25%) Lotus Domino
11 1 (0.25%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 76 (19.00%) MS Excel
2 47 (11.75%) MS Office
3 6 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.00%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.50%) MS Project
6 1 (0.25%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.25%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.50%) Office 365
2 11 (2.75%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.00%) SaaS
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 348 (87.00%) WAN
2 159 (39.75%) Firewall
3 109 (27.25%) TCP/IP
4 104 (26.00%) VPN
5 86 (21.50%) SAN
6 70 (17.50%) DNS
7 53 (13.25%) Internet
8 48 (12.00%) DHCP
8 48 (12.00%) Network Security
9 46 (11.50%) MPLS
10 38 (9.50%) Wireless
11 33 (8.25%) Cisco Nexus
12 31 (7.75%) Cisco ASA
13 30 (7.50%) VoIP
14 28 (7.00%) OSPF
15 27 (6.75%) BGP
16 26 (6.50%) WLAN
17 25 (6.25%) VLAN
18 24 (6.00%) EIGRP
19 17 (4.25%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (11.50%) SQL Server
2 28 (7.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (3.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.25%) MySQL
6 5 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.25%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.75%) DB2
8 2 (0.50%) SQLite
9 1 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (1.25%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.25%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.25%) MSI
3 1 (0.25%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
General
1 45 (11.25%) Finance
2 42 (10.50%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.50%) Legal
4 9 (2.25%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.25%) Banking
6 4 (1.00%) Law
7 3 (0.75%) Games
8 2 (0.50%) Advertising
9 1 (0.25%) Retail
9 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 93 (23.25%) Network Engineer
2 86 (21.50%) Analyst
3 49 (12.25%) Support Engineer
4 27 (6.75%) IT Support
5 22 (5.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 22 (5.50%) Network Analyst
6 21 (5.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 21 (5.25%) 3rd Line Support
7 20 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
7 20 (5.00%) Support Analyst
8 18 (4.50%) Consultant
9 17 (4.25%) Administrator
9 17 (4.25%) Service Analyst
9 17 (4.25%) Service Desk Analyst
10 16 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
11 15 (3.75%) Senior Analyst
11 15 (3.75%) IT Support Engineer
12 14 (3.50%) Field Engineer
13 13 (3.25%) Senior Network Engineer
14 12 (3.00%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.75%) CSS
2 14 (3.50%) Web Services
3 13 (3.25%) .NET
4 12 (3.00%) XML
5 5 (1.25%) JSON
5 5 (1.25%) jQuery
6 4 (1.00%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.00%) HTML
6 4 (1.00%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.75%) LINQ
7 3 (0.75%) DOM
7 3 (0.75%) EDI
7 3 (0.75%) WAP
7 3 (0.75%) HTML5
7 3 (0.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (0.50%) POCO
8 2 (0.50%) Ajax
8 2 (0.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 1 (0.25%) XMPP
9 1 (0.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.25%) Blackberry
2 12 (3.00%) Management Information System
2 12 (3.00%) Statistics
2 12 (3.00%) Mathematics
2 12 (3.00%) Performance Metrics
3 9 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.00%) GIS
5 7 (1.75%) Computer Science
5 7 (1.75%) EqualLogic
6 6 (1.50%) Replication
7 5 (1.25%) PDA
8 3 (0.75%) Thin Client
8 3 (0.75%) Fat Client
8 3 (0.75%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.50%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.50%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.50%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.25%) Social Media
10 1 (0.25%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 224 (56.00%) Windows
2 131 (32.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 85 (21.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 54 (13.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 46 (11.50%) Windows 7
6 33 (8.25%) Windows XP
7 28 (7.00%) Windows 8
8 27 (6.75%) Linux
9 16 (4.00%) Apple iOS
10 11 (2.75%) Android
11 9 (2.25%) UNIX
11 9 (2.25%) Solaris
12 6 (1.50%) Windows 2000 Server
13 5 (1.25%) Ubuntu
13 5 (1.25%) VMS
14 4 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.75%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.25%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (21.50%) ITIL
2 41 (10.25%) Network Monitoring
3 30 (7.50%) Network Management
4 25 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 23 (5.75%) Incident Management
5 23 (5.75%) Capacity Planning
6 21 (5.25%) Change Control
7 18 (4.50%) Load Balancing
7 18 (4.50%) Service Delivery
8 16 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
8 16 (4.00%) Performance Monitoring
9 13 (3.25%) Business Continuity
10 11 (2.75%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (2.50%) Network Design
11 10 (2.50%) Project Management
12 9 (2.25%) Service Management
12 9 (2.25%) PRINCE2
12 9 (2.25%) E-Commerce
12 9 (2.25%) Mentoring
13 8 (2.00%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (14.75%) SQL
2 12 (3.00%) C
3 11 (2.75%) Java
4 9 (2.25%) Shell Script
4 9 (2.25%) Korn
5 5 (1.25%) PowerShell
5 5 (1.25%) R
5 5 (1.25%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.25%) C#
6 3 (0.75%) T-SQL
6 3 (0.75%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.50%) VC++
7 2 (0.50%) C++
7 2 (0.50%) PHP
8 1 (0.25%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 150 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 109 (27.25%) CCNP
3 107 (26.75%) CCNA
4 44 (11.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 29 (7.25%) MCSE
6 23 (5.75%) Degree
7 19 (4.75%) CCIE
8 18 (4.50%) Security Cleared
9 17 (4.25%) CCDP
10 14 (3.50%) CCDA
10 14 (3.50%) SC Cleared
11 11 (2.75%) MCSA
11 11 (2.75%) MCP
12 10 (2.50%) CCIP
12 10 (2.50%) CCSE
12 10 (2.50%) MCITP
13 9 (2.25%) HND
13 9 (2.25%) CCSA
14 6 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 6 (1.50%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.25%) SLA
2 7 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.00%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.25%) COBIT
System Software
1 148 (37.00%) Active Directory
2 80 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (12.75%) Hyper-V
4 46 (11.50%) vSphere
5 23 (5.75%) XenApp
6 15 (3.75%) VMware ESX
7 9 (2.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 9 (2.25%) vCloud
8 7 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (1.50%) XenDesktop
9 6 (1.50%) Terminal Services
10 4 (1.00%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.25%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.25%) Xen
11 1 (0.25%) SRDF
11 1 (0.25%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (4.75%) SCCM
2 12 (3.00%) Nagios
3 7 (1.75%) Backup Exec
4 5 (1.25%) MAILsweeper
4 5 (1.25%) EMC NetWorker
5 4 (1.00%) WSUS
6 3 (0.75%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.50%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (0.50%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.50%) CiscoWorks
7 2 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.25%) SCOM
8 1 (0.25%) Plesk
8 1 (0.25%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 170 (42.50%) Cisco
2 144 (36.00%) Microsoft
3 134 (33.50%) VMware
4 109 (27.25%) Citrix
5 57 (14.25%) HP
6 50 (12.50%) CheckPoint
7 32 (8.00%) NetApp
8 30 (7.50%) Juniper
9 23 (5.75%) EMC
9 23 (5.75%) Apple
10 20 (5.00%) Avaya
11 17 (4.25%) F5
12 15 (3.75%) Nokia
13 14 (3.50%) Dell
13 14 (3.50%) Oracle
13 14 (3.50%) CommVault
13 14 (3.50%) Remedy
14 12 (3.00%) Nimsoft
15 11 (2.75%) Symantec
16 9 (2.25%) IBM
West Midlands
Ashdown IT
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + car allowance & benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + great company + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £38500 per annum + 46 days Hols + Great Pension
Posted: 18 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum £35,000 - £40,000 per annum dependin
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus, benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Vertical IT
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bilston, West Midlands (County)
Robert Half
Salary: £37500 per annum + Bonus and pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £20k - 22k per year + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Posted: 7 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Accenture
Salary: From £31,500 to £39,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 - £28500.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Kidderminster
Barclay Anderson
Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 21 days ago
Birmingham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago