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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 86 84 76
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -8
Permanent jobs citing LAN 152 135 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.84% 2.74% 3.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.17% 17.79% 17.88%
Number of salaries quoted 129 115 148
Average salary £30,500 £31,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.61% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £19,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £47,200 £50,100
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
793 759 878
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.82% 15.39% 17.46%
Number of salaries quoted 675 656 746
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 -12 49 £36,750 +17.60% 8
Staffordshire +21 35 £25,000 -6.54% 3
Coventry -10 16 £27,500 -18.51% 2
Shropshire -1 11 £36,913 -21.46% 3
Worcestershire -3 11 £31,750 +86.76% 2
Warwickshire -12 11 £42,000 +78.72% 3
Dudley - 8 £29,000 -
Solihull -5 6 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Herefordshire +6 2 £20,750 -26.64%
Walsall +2 1 £36,000 +80.00%
West Bromwich -1 1 £40,000 +116.21%
Bilston - 1 £37,500 -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 286 (85.37%) WAN
2 193 (57.61%) Windows
3 158 (47.16%) Cisco
4 132 (39.40%) Active Directory
5 122 (36.42%) Microsoft
6 104 (31.04%) Firewall
7 103 (30.75%) Cisco Certification
8 99 (29.55%) VMware
9 86 (25.67%) TCP/IP
10 84 (25.07%) Windows Server 2008
11 80 (23.88%) MS Exchange
12 79 (23.58%) VPN
13 73 (21.79%) DNS
14 68 (20.30%) Citrix
15 66 (19.70%) CCNA
16 61 (18.21%) Wireless
17 58 (17.31%) VMware Infrastructure
18 57 (17.01%) ITIL
19 56 (16.72%) CCNP
20 55 (16.42%) Windows Server 2003
21 53 (15.82%) SQL
21 53 (15.82%) MS Excel
22 52 (15.52%) Hyper-V
23 51 (15.22%) Windows Server 2012
24 50 (14.93%) MS Office
25 49 (14.63%) SQL Server
26 42 (12.54%) Windows XP
27 41 (12.24%) VoIP
28 39 (11.64%) DHCP
28 39 (11.64%) Windows 8

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 80 (23.88%) MS Exchange
2 38 (11.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (7.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 22 (6.57%) Exchange Server 2007
5 19 (5.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 12 (3.58%) SharePoint
7 9 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.90%) Apache
9 2 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.60%) Lync
9 2 (0.60%) IIS
10 1 (0.30%) CMS
10 1 (0.30%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.30%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.30%) Joomla!
Applications
1 53 (15.82%) MS Excel
2 50 (14.93%) MS Office
3 6 (1.79%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.49%) MS Project
5 3 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.30%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (6.87%) Office 365
2 6 (1.79%) SaaS
3 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 286 (85.37%) WAN
2 104 (31.04%) Firewall
3 86 (25.67%) TCP/IP
4 79 (23.58%) VPN
5 73 (21.79%) DNS
6 61 (18.21%) Wireless
7 41 (12.24%) VoIP
8 39 (11.64%) DHCP
9 33 (9.85%) MPLS
10 32 (9.55%) SAN
10 32 (9.55%) VLAN
11 31 (9.25%) Network Security
11 31 (9.25%) Cisco ASA
12 29 (8.66%) OSPF
13 28 (8.36%) BGP
14 26 (7.76%) Internet
15 25 (7.46%) Cisco IOS
15 25 (7.46%) Wi-Fi
16 21 (6.27%) EIGRP
17 18 (5.37%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.07%) SQL Server 2012
2 17 (5.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (3.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (2.39%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (1.49%) MySQL
7 4 (1.19%) SQLite
8 1 (0.30%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (3.58%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.60%) Subversion
4 1 (0.30%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.30%) MSI
4 1 (0.30%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.30%) Git (software)
General
1 24 (7.16%) Telecoms
2 16 (4.78%) Finance
3 10 (2.99%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.39%) Games
5 5 (1.49%) Advertising
6 4 (1.19%) Banking
7 3 (0.90%) Legal
7 3 (0.90%) Electronics
8 2 (0.60%) Retail
8 2 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.30%) Automotive
9 1 (0.30%) Law
9 1 (0.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 56 (16.72%) Analyst
2 51 (15.22%) Network Engineer
3 45 (13.43%) Support Engineer
4 27 (8.06%) 2nd Line Support
5 24 (7.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 23 (6.87%) Architect
7 22 (6.57%) Cisco Engineer
8 18 (5.37%) Network Analyst
8 18 (5.37%) Field Engineer
9 16 (4.78%) Support Technician
10 15 (4.48%) Senior Network Engineer
10 15 (4.48%) IT Support
11 13 (3.88%) Service Desk Analyst
11 13 (3.88%) Consultant
11 13 (3.88%) Developer
11 13 (3.88%) 3rd Line Support
11 13 (3.88%) Service Analyst
11 13 (3.88%) Support Analyst
12 12 (3.58%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 10 (2.99%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.18%) .NET
2 13 (3.88%) XML
3 12 (3.58%) JSON
3 12 (3.58%) jQuery
3 12 (3.58%) CSS
4 9 (2.69%) ASP.NET
4 9 (2.69%) EDI
4 9 (2.69%) HTML
4 9 (2.69%) .NET Framework
5 8 (2.39%) LINQ
5 8 (2.39%) HTML5
5 8 (2.39%) Entity Framework
5 8 (2.39%) DOM
6 4 (1.19%) Ajax
6 4 (1.19%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 4 (1.19%) POCO
6 4 (1.19%) WAP
7 3 (0.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (0.60%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.57%) Blackberry
2 16 (4.78%) Management Information System
3 5 (1.49%) Client/Server
3 5 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (1.49%) Statistics
4 4 (1.19%) PDA
4 4 (1.19%) Performance Metrics
4 4 (1.19%) Mobile App
5 3 (0.90%) Replication
5 3 (0.90%) Clustering
5 3 (0.90%) User Experience
5 3 (0.90%) EqualLogic
6 2 (0.60%) Mathematics
6 2 (0.60%) Physics
6 2 (0.60%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.60%) Tandem
6 2 (0.60%) NHS
6 2 (0.60%) GIS
7 1 (0.30%) DTV
7 1 (0.30%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 193 (57.61%) Windows
2 84 (25.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 55 (16.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 51 (15.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 42 (12.54%) Windows XP
6 39 (11.64%) Windows 8
7 34 (10.15%) Windows 7
8 32 (9.55%) Linux
9 16 (4.78%) Apple iOS
10 8 (2.39%) Windows Vista
11 7 (2.09%) Windows 2000 Server
11 7 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (2.09%) Android
12 6 (1.79%) Ubuntu
13 4 (1.19%) UNIX
13 4 (1.19%) Solaris
14 2 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.60%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (17.01%) ITIL
2 38 (11.34%) Service Delivery
3 25 (7.46%) Network Design
4 21 (6.27%) Network Architecture
5 20 (5.97%) Project Management
5 20 (5.97%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (5.67%) Change Control
7 15 (4.48%) E-Commerce
7 15 (4.48%) Network Monitoring
8 14 (4.18%) Load Balancing
9 13 (3.88%) Incident Management
9 13 (3.88%) Network Management
10 12 (3.58%) Change Management
11 10 (2.99%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (2.99%) Configuration Management
11 10 (2.99%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (2.69%) Line Management
13 8 (2.39%) Problem Management
13 8 (2.39%) Logistics
13 8 (2.39%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 53 (15.82%) SQL
2 12 (3.58%) JavaScript
2 12 (3.58%) C#
3 8 (2.39%) T-SQL
3 8 (2.39%) VB.NET
4 6 (1.79%) Java
5 5 (1.49%) C++
6 4 (1.19%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.19%) PHP
6 4 (1.19%) VC++
7 1 (0.30%) Lingo
7 1 (0.30%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 103 (30.75%) Cisco Certification
2 66 (19.70%) CCNA
3 56 (16.72%) CCNP
4 22 (6.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (4.48%) MCSE
5 15 (4.48%) Security Cleared
6 12 (3.58%) MCITP
7 11 (3.28%) CCSE
8 10 (2.99%) Degree
8 10 (2.99%) SC Cleared
8 10 (2.99%) CCIE
9 8 (2.39%) CCSA
10 7 (2.09%) CCDP
10 7 (2.09%) MCTS
11 6 (1.79%) MCSA
11 6 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (1.19%) MCP
13 3 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.90%) JNCIP
14 2 (0.60%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.16%) SLA
2 13 (3.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.19%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.60%) QA
System Software
1 132 (39.40%) Active Directory
2 58 (17.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (15.52%) Hyper-V
4 15 (4.48%) vSphere
5 9 (2.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 8 (2.39%) XenApp
6 8 (2.39%) Terminal Services
7 6 (1.79%) VMware ESX
8 4 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.90%) Terminal Server
9 3 (0.90%) XenServer
9 3 (0.90%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.60%) vCloud
11 1 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (3.88%) Nagios
2 5 (1.49%) SCCM
3 3 (0.90%) WSUS
4 2 (0.60%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.30%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.30%) MAILsweeper
5 1 (0.30%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.30%) Plesk
5 1 (0.30%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.30%) SCOM
5 1 (0.30%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 158 (47.16%) Cisco
2 122 (36.42%) Microsoft
3 99 (29.55%) VMware
4 68 (20.30%) Citrix
5 28 (8.36%) Apple
6 27 (8.06%) Avaya
7 26 (7.76%) CheckPoint
8 24 (7.16%) HP
9 12 (3.58%) Juniper
10 11 (3.28%) NetApp
10 11 (3.28%) Dell
11 8 (2.39%) Altova
11 8 (2.39%) DevExpress
11 8 (2.39%) F5
12 7 (2.09%) Nokia
12 7 (2.09%) Oracle
12 7 (2.09%) Brocade
12 7 (2.09%) Fortinet
13 6 (1.79%) SonicWALL
13 6 (1.79%) Nimsoft
West Midlands
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £19000.00 - £22000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Great Company
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £19000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Great Company
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £24000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwickshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £38000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Worcester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £34649.00 - £37545.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
West Midlands
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £34649.00 - £37545.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Shropshire
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £350.00 - £380.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Telford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £22000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Worcestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Atherstone, Warwickshire
TNT Global IT
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago