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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 55 79 63
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -16
Permanent jobs citing LAN 224 169 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.93% 3.34% 3.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.42% 21.58% 20.92%
Number of salaries quoted 186 157 133
Average salary £40,000 £32,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+24.03% -7.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,800 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
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
817 783 779
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.35% 15.47% 18.09%
Number of salaries quoted 689 695 603
Average salary £42,500 £35,375 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.14% -5.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £22,500 £24,550
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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 +18 97 £40,000 +23.07% 8
Warwickshire -3 30 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Worcestershire +10 20 £42,500 +34.92% 4
Coventry -3 19 £42,500 -10.52% 2
Staffordshire -12 16 £26,250 +16.66%
Shropshire +17 12 £45,000 +47.54% 2
Solihull +5 6 £37,500 +41.50% 3
Dudley +1 6 £27,500 +1.85%
Walsall -11 3 £24,500 -2.00%
Wolverhampton -1 1 £32,500 +20.37%
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 388 (93.72%) WAN
2 225 (54.35%) Cisco
3 215 (51.93%) Firewall
4 200 (48.31%) Cisco Certification
5 151 (36.47%) CCNA
6 148 (35.75%) CCNP
7 142 (34.30%) Windows
8 132 (31.88%) Microsoft
9 123 (29.71%) VPN
10 109 (26.33%) VMware
11 99 (23.91%) Active Directory
12 86 (20.77%) Windows Server
13 80 (19.32%) Juniper
14 75 (18.12%) ITIL
15 74 (17.87%) Data Centre
16 72 (17.39%) Wireless
17 70 (16.91%) HP
18 66 (15.94%) Cisco ASA
19 62 (14.98%) MPLS
20 58 (14.01%) VMware Infrastructure
21 57 (13.77%) Finance
22 53 (12.80%) Network Security
23 52 (12.56%) VoIP
24 50 (12.08%) VLAN
25 49 (11.84%) Project Management
26 48 (11.59%) CheckPoint
26 48 (11.59%) MS Excel
27 46 (11.11%) TCP/IP
27 46 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
28 44 (10.63%) Windows Server 2012

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 43 (10.39%) MS Exchange
2 28 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (1.21%) Apache
5 5 (1.21%) IIS
5 5 (1.21%) JBoss
5 5 (1.21%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.21%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.72%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.48%) GroupWise
9 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 48 (11.59%) MS Excel
2 20 (4.83%) MS Office
3 4 (0.97%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.24%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.69%) assyst
2 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.38%) Office 365
2 7 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.48%) SaaS
5 1 (0.24%) IaaS
5 1 (0.24%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 388 (93.72%) WAN
2 215 (51.93%) Firewall
3 123 (29.71%) VPN
4 72 (17.39%) Wireless
5 66 (15.94%) Cisco ASA
6 62 (14.98%) MPLS
7 53 (12.80%) Network Security
8 52 (12.56%) VoIP
9 50 (12.08%) VLAN
10 46 (11.11%) TCP/IP
11 44 (10.63%) SAN
12 42 (10.14%) DNS
13 38 (9.18%) BGP
14 35 (8.45%) Wi-Fi
15 34 (8.21%) OSPF
16 28 (6.76%) DHCP
17 26 (6.28%) Cisco Wireless
17 26 (6.28%) EIGRP
18 25 (6.04%) WLAN
19 23 (5.56%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (7.97%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.97%) Data Mining
2 4 (0.97%) MySQL
2 4 (0.97%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.24%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 5 (1.21%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.24%) Hudson
General
1 57 (13.77%) Finance
2 35 (8.45%) Telecoms
3 24 (5.80%) Manufacturing
4 14 (3.38%) Marketing
5 9 (2.17%) Retail
6 7 (1.69%) Legal
7 4 (0.97%) Automotive
8 3 (0.72%) Billing
9 2 (0.48%) Banking
9 2 (0.48%) Electronics
9 2 (0.48%) Law
10 1 (0.24%) Advertising
10 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 143 (34.54%) Network Engineer
2 109 (26.33%) Analyst
3 60 (14.49%) Network Analyst
4 50 (12.08%) Senior Network Engineer
5 43 (10.39%) Support Engineer
6 38 (9.18%) Cisco Engineer
6 38 (9.18%) Senior Analyst
7 37 (8.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 37 (8.94%) Network Support
8 34 (8.21%) Consultant
9 31 (7.49%) Support Analyst
10 29 (7.00%) Senior Network Analyst
11 27 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 26 (6.28%) Network Consultant
13 23 (5.56%) Network Support Analyst
14 21 (5.07%) 3rd Line Support
14 21 (5.07%) Network Support Engineer
15 20 (4.83%) LAN/WAN Analyst
16 19 (4.59%) Administrator
16 19 (4.59%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.66%) Middleware
2 6 (1.45%) .NET
3 3 (0.72%) Software Packaging
3 3 (0.72%) XML
4 2 (0.48%) HTML
5 1 (0.24%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.24%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 74 (17.87%) Data Centre
2 18 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
3 16 (3.86%) Management Information System
4 14 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (2.66%) Private Cloud
6 10 (2.42%) Driving Licence
7 8 (1.93%) Clustering
8 7 (1.69%) Economics
9 6 (1.45%) Fat Client
9 6 (1.45%) Thin Client
10 5 (1.21%) Replication
11 4 (0.97%) iSeries
12 3 (0.72%) CCTV
12 3 (0.72%) SecurID
12 3 (0.72%) Smartphone
13 2 (0.48%) Enterprise Storage
14 1 (0.24%) Enterprise Software
14 1 (0.24%) HP Storage
14 1 (0.24%) Mobile Payment
14 1 (0.24%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 142 (34.30%) Windows
2 86 (20.77%) Windows Server
3 46 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 44 (10.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 35 (8.45%) Linux
6 30 (7.25%) Windows 7
7 27 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (4.35%) Windows 8
9 14 (3.38%) Windows XP
10 12 (2.90%) Windows 10
11 11 (2.66%) Unix
12 9 (2.17%) Mac OS X
12 9 (2.17%) MVS
13 7 (1.69%) Windows 2000
14 6 (1.45%) CentOS
14 6 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.72%) Windows NT
15 3 (0.72%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.24%) AIX
16 1 (0.24%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (18.12%) ITIL
2 49 (11.84%) Project Management
3 42 (10.14%) Load Balancing
4 40 (9.66%) Disaster Recovery
5 34 (8.21%) Network Design
6 30 (7.25%) Service Management
7 27 (6.52%) Service Delivery
8 26 (6.28%) Capacity Planning
9 19 (4.59%) Configuration Management
9 19 (4.59%) Incident Management
9 19 (4.59%) Network Management
9 19 (4.59%) Stakeholder Management
10 18 (4.35%) ITSM
11 15 (3.62%) Change Management
11 15 (3.62%) Presales
12 13 (3.14%) Change Control
12 13 (3.14%) Coaching
13 11 (2.66%) Performance Monitoring
13 11 (2.66%) SOA
14 9 (2.17%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (3.62%) SQL
2 6 (1.45%) Python
3 5 (1.21%) Bash Shell
4 4 (0.97%) PowerShell
5 3 (0.72%) C
5 3 (0.72%) C#
6 1 (0.24%) Java
6 1 (0.24%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.24%) VB
Qualifications
1 200 (48.31%) Cisco Certification
2 151 (36.47%) CCNA
3 148 (35.75%) CCNP
4 38 (9.18%) Security Cleared
5 37 (8.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 27 (6.52%) SC Cleared
7 24 (5.80%) CCIE
7 24 (5.80%) Degree
8 19 (4.59%) MCSE
9 17 (4.11%) CCDA
9 17 (4.11%) CCDP
10 10 (2.42%) MCSA
11 9 (2.17%) MCP
12 7 (1.69%) A+ Certification
13 6 (1.45%) CCSA
13 6 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (1.21%) CCVP
14 5 (1.21%) CISSP
15 4 (0.97%) CISMP
15 4 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (7.97%) SLA
2 4 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 99 (23.91%) Active Directory
2 58 (14.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (5.07%) Hyper-V
4 19 (4.59%) vSphere
5 7 (1.69%) XenApp
5 7 (1.69%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.21%) Forefront TMG
6 5 (1.21%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (1.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 5 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.97%) Terminal Server
7 4 (0.97%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.72%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.48%) Firmware
9 2 (0.48%) Snort
10 1 (0.24%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.24%) KVM
Systems Management
1 21 (5.07%) FortiGate
2 7 (1.69%) SCOM
3 6 (1.45%) EdgeSight
4 5 (1.21%) Ansible
4 5 (1.21%) Puppet
4 5 (1.21%) WhatsUp Gold
4 5 (1.21%) Zenoss
5 4 (0.97%) QRadar
5 4 (0.97%) WMI
6 3 (0.72%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.72%) SCCM
6 3 (0.72%) Sysprep
6 3 (0.72%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.72%) WSUS
7 2 (0.48%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.48%) Cacti
7 2 (0.48%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.48%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 225 (54.35%) Cisco
2 132 (31.88%) Microsoft
3 109 (26.33%) VMware
4 80 (19.32%) Juniper
5 70 (16.91%) HP
6 48 (11.59%) CheckPoint
7 43 (10.39%) Citrix
8 40 (9.66%) Avaya
9 28 (6.76%) IBM
10 26 (6.28%) F5
11 24 (5.80%) Meraki
12 11 (2.66%) Splunk
13 10 (2.42%) Radware
13 10 (2.42%) WatchGuard
14 9 (2.17%) Palo Alto
15 7 (1.69%) ServiceNow
16 6 (1.45%) AppSense
16 6 (1.45%) Aruba
16 6 (1.45%) Mitel
16 6 (1.45%) Nokia
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester, Worcestershire
Sanctuary Housing Association
Salary: From £35,342 to £38,296 per annum 35 Hours Per Week
Posted: Yesterday
Hereford and Worcester
Venn Group
Salary: £35000 - £38000 Per Annum 26 days holiday
Posted: Yesterday
Hereford and Worcester
Venn Group
Salary: £35000 - £38000 Per Annum 26 days holiday
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + £5,500 car, 15% bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands
Project People Ltd.
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Great Benefits + Company
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Oldbury, West Midlands (County)
CF Appointments
Salary: £38,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Talent International
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 3600 on call + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Evesham, Worcestershire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: £26,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Telford
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Car Allowance, Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago
Birmingham
Ortolan Group
Posted: 27 days ago