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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 86 85 83
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Permanent jobs citing LAN 140 124 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.69% 2.73% 2.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.68% 17.64% 16.87%
Number of salaries quoted 127 100 129
Average salary £28,550 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.42% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,198 £22,350 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
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
792 703 830
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.24% 15.47% 16.90%
Number of salaries quoted 681 581 709
Average salary £36,750 £37,500 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.00% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 -23 33 £32,500 -3.70% 5
Staffordshire +11 28 £22,500 -16.66% 1
Warwickshire -11 19 £40,000 +45.45% 2
Coventry -15 19 £32,500 -14.53% 1
Shropshire -5 10 £30,500 -35.10% 1
Solihull -3 8 £26,500 -13.82% 1
Worcestershire -3 8 £29,500 -26.25% 2
Walsall - 3 £25,000 -
Dudley - 3 £30,000 - 1
Herefordshire +2 2 £20,750 -48.12%
Wolverhampton - 2 £32,500 -
Bilston - 1 £37,500 -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 307 (85.28%) WAN
2 215 (59.72%) Windows
3 160 (44.44%) Cisco
4 144 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 143 (39.72%) Microsoft
6 121 (33.61%) VMware
7 120 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
8 115 (31.94%) Firewall
9 109 (30.28%) Windows Server 2008
10 90 (25.00%) MS Exchange
11 87 (24.17%) Citrix
12 86 (23.89%) VPN
13 84 (23.33%) CCNA
14 82 (22.78%) TCP/IP
15 74 (20.56%) VMware Infrastructure
16 73 (20.28%) DNS
16 73 (20.28%) CCNP
17 72 (20.00%) MS Excel
18 70 (19.44%) ITIL
19 64 (17.78%) Windows Server 2003
20 61 (16.94%) SQL
21 56 (15.56%) Wireless
22 54 (15.00%) SQL Server
22 54 (15.00%) SAN
22 54 (15.00%) Hyper-V
22 54 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
23 50 (13.89%) MS Office
24 48 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
25 46 (12.78%) DHCP
26 41 (11.39%) Network Security

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 90 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 48 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2007
4 23 (6.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 22 (6.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
7 11 (3.06%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.83%) IIS
8 3 (0.83%) Apache
9 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.28%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.28%) CMS
9 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.28%) Lync
Applications
1 72 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 50 (13.89%) MS Office
3 9 (2.50%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.94%) MS Project
5 6 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.28%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (6.39%) Office 365
2 6 (1.67%) SaaS
3 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 307 (85.28%) WAN
2 115 (31.94%) Firewall
3 86 (23.89%) VPN
4 82 (22.78%) TCP/IP
5 73 (20.28%) DNS
6 56 (15.56%) Wireless
7 54 (15.00%) SAN
8 46 (12.78%) DHCP
9 41 (11.39%) Network Security
10 32 (8.89%) MPLS
11 31 (8.61%) OSPF
12 28 (7.78%) VoIP
13 27 (7.50%) BGP
13 27 (7.50%) Internet
14 24 (6.67%) VLAN
14 24 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
15 22 (6.11%) EIGRP
16 19 (5.28%) Wi-Fi
17 18 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
17 18 (5.00%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 26 (7.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (6.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.39%) MySQL
7 4 (1.11%) SQLite
8 3 (0.83%) DB2
9 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (3.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.56%) Subversion
3 1 (0.28%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.28%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.28%) MSI
3 1 (0.28%) Bugzilla
General
1 25 (6.94%) Telecoms
2 22 (6.11%) Finance
3 8 (2.22%) Manufacturing
4 6 (1.67%) Advertising
5 5 (1.39%) Games
6 4 (1.11%) Law
7 3 (0.83%) Legal
7 3 (0.83%) Banking
7 3 (0.83%) Electronics
8 2 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.28%) Retail
9 1 (0.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 71 (19.72%) Network Engineer
2 63 (17.50%) Analyst
3 42 (11.67%) Support Engineer
4 27 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 26 (7.22%) 2nd Line Support
6 22 (6.11%) Cisco Engineer
7 21 (5.83%) Field Engineer
8 18 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
9 17 (4.72%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 17 (4.72%) Senior Network Engineer
10 15 (4.17%) Support Analyst
11 14 (3.89%) Consultant
11 14 (3.89%) Architect
12 13 (3.61%) Support Technician
12 13 (3.61%) Service Desk Analyst
12 13 (3.61%) Service Analyst
13 12 (3.33%) Network Analyst
13 12 (3.33%) Developer
13 12 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 12 (3.33%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.44%) CSS
2 15 (4.17%) .NET
3 14 (3.89%) XML
4 12 (3.33%) JSON
4 12 (3.33%) jQuery
5 9 (2.50%) HTML
5 9 (2.50%) .NET Framework
5 9 (2.50%) EDI
5 9 (2.50%) ASP.NET
6 8 (2.22%) DOM
6 8 (2.22%) LINQ
6 8 (2.22%) HTML5
6 8 (2.22%) Entity Framework
7 4 (1.11%) POCO
7 4 (1.11%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 4 (1.11%) WAP
7 4 (1.11%) Ajax
7 4 (1.11%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 3 (0.83%) Web Services
8 3 (0.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.94%) Blackberry
2 21 (5.83%) Management Information System
3 12 (3.33%) Statistics
4 11 (3.06%) Performance Metrics
5 6 (1.67%) PDA
6 5 (1.39%) GIS
6 5 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.11%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.11%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.83%) Clustering
8 3 (0.83%) EqualLogic
8 3 (0.83%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.83%) User Experience
9 2 (0.56%) Tandem
9 2 (0.56%) Replication
9 2 (0.56%) NHS
10 1 (0.28%) DTV
10 1 (0.28%) Social Media
10 1 (0.28%) iPad
10 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 215 (59.72%) Windows
2 109 (30.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 64 (17.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 54 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (10.83%) Windows XP
6 37 (10.28%) Windows 7
7 34 (9.44%) Windows 8
8 27 (7.50%) Linux
9 17 (4.72%) Apple iOS
10 11 (3.06%) Android
11 8 (2.22%) Windows 2000 Server
12 7 (1.94%) Windows Vista
13 6 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (1.67%) Ubuntu
14 5 (1.39%) Solaris
15 3 (0.83%) UNIX
16 2 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
16 2 (0.56%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (19.44%) ITIL
2 33 (9.17%) Service Delivery
3 24 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
4 23 (6.39%) Incident Management
5 22 (6.11%) Network Management
6 21 (5.83%) Network Design
7 20 (5.56%) Change Control
8 18 (5.00%) Project Management
9 16 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
10 14 (3.89%) Network Architecture
11 13 (3.61%) Capacity Planning
12 12 (3.33%) Load Balancing
12 12 (3.33%) Change Management
12 12 (3.33%) E-Commerce
12 12 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (3.06%) Business Continuity
14 10 (2.78%) Configuration Management
15 9 (2.50%) Continuous Improvement
15 9 (2.50%) Line Management
16 8 (2.22%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 61 (16.94%) SQL
2 12 (3.33%) C#
2 12 (3.33%) Java
2 12 (3.33%) JavaScript
3 8 (2.22%) T-SQL
3 8 (2.22%) VB.NET
4 4 (1.11%) VC++
4 4 (1.11%) PHP
4 4 (1.11%) C++
4 4 (1.11%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.28%) R
5 1 (0.28%) C
5 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.28%) Korn
5 1 (0.28%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 120 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 84 (23.33%) CCNA
3 73 (20.28%) CCNP
4 22 (6.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (5.83%) Security Cleared
6 19 (5.28%) MCSE
7 16 (4.44%) SC Cleared
8 12 (3.33%) MCITP
9 11 (3.06%) Degree
10 10 (2.78%) CCSE
11 9 (2.50%) CCSA
12 8 (2.22%) MCSA
12 8 (2.22%) CCIE
13 7 (1.94%) MCP
13 7 (1.94%) CCDP
14 6 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (1.67%) MCTS
15 4 (1.11%) HND
15 4 (1.11%) CCDA
16 2 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.28%) SLA
2 14 (3.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.11%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.28%) QA
System Software
1 144 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 74 (20.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (15.00%) Hyper-V
4 28 (7.78%) vSphere
5 13 (3.61%) XenApp
6 12 (3.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 9 (2.50%) Terminal Services
8 7 (1.94%) VMware ESX
9 6 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (1.11%) vCloud
11 3 (0.83%) XenServer
11 3 (0.83%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.56%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (4.72%) Nagios
2 8 (2.22%) SCCM
3 3 (0.83%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (0.56%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.56%) MAILsweeper
5 1 (0.28%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.28%) WSUS
5 1 (0.28%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.28%) Plesk
5 1 (0.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 160 (44.44%) Cisco
2 143 (39.72%) Microsoft
3 121 (33.61%) VMware
4 87 (24.17%) Citrix
5 33 (9.17%) Apple
5 33 (9.17%) CheckPoint
6 29 (8.06%) HP
7 28 (7.78%) Avaya
8 21 (5.83%) Juniper
9 15 (4.17%) NetApp
10 14 (3.89%) Dell
11 13 (3.61%) EMC
11 13 (3.61%) Nokia
12 12 (3.33%) Nimsoft
13 9 (2.50%) F5
13 9 (2.50%) Oracle
14 8 (2.22%) Remedy
14 8 (2.22%) Altova
14 8 (2.22%) DevExpress
15 7 (1.94%) Brocade
Warwickshire
Consult Solutions
Salary: £90000 - £95000 per annum + Bonus + Car + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £220.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Malvern, Worcestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £29000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
CRL
Salary: From £27,000 to £30,000 per annum Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £28550 per annum + training and excellent package
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Accenture
Salary: From £25,000 to £31,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 14 days ago
Worcester
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Shropshire
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £35651 - £37000 per annum + Full Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago