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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 70 101 84
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -17
Permanent jobs citing LAN 209 111 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.68% 2.11% 2.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.82% 13.34% 16.18%
Number of salaries quoted 190 89 105
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,800 £20,450 £22,800
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,600 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +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
958 832 791
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.87% 15.81% 16.76%
Number of salaries quoted 799 681 652
Average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £55,000 £52,350
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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +37 71 £38,500 +13.23% 24
Staffordshire +10 34 £25,000 -7.40% 3
Coventry +16 31 £41,000 +2.50% 3
Warwickshire +18 29 £31,950 +3.90% 2
Solihull -3 10 £28,750 +33.72% 2
Worcestershire 0 8 £18,000 -57.64% 2
Dudley -1 4 £30,000 -33.33%
Walsall -3 4 £21,500 -28.33%
West Bromwich +7 3 £19,000 -57.77%
Shropshire -8 3 £45,000 +23.28% 1
Wolverhampton -15 2 £30,500 -6.35%
Herefordshire - 1 £40,000 - 4
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 325 (91.55%) WAN
2 184 (51.83%) Windows
3 171 (48.17%) Cisco
4 153 (43.10%) Firewall
5 144 (40.56%) Cisco Certification
6 118 (33.24%) Microsoft
7 107 (30.14%) Active Directory
8 106 (29.86%) Citrix
8 106 (29.86%) TCP/IP
9 103 (29.01%) CCNP
10 102 (28.73%) Windows Server 2008
11 101 (28.45%) CCNA
12 100 (28.17%) VMware
13 91 (25.63%) VPN
14 80 (22.54%) MS Exchange
14 80 (22.54%) ITIL
15 79 (22.25%) Windows Server 2003
16 73 (20.56%) MS Excel
17 65 (18.31%) SAN
18 63 (17.75%) Finance
19 61 (17.18%) HP
20 59 (16.62%) Exchange Server 2010
21 58 (16.34%) Internet
21 58 (16.34%) MPLS
22 56 (15.77%) CheckPoint
23 55 (15.49%) Windows 7
24 53 (14.93%) VMware Infrastructure
25 52 (14.65%) Microsoft Certification
26 50 (14.08%) DNS
27 48 (13.52%) Telecoms

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 80 (22.54%) MS Exchange
2 59 (16.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 33 (9.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 22 (6.20%) Exchange Server 2007
5 18 (5.07%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (4.23%) SharePoint
7 12 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2003
8 9 (2.54%) IIS
8 9 (2.54%) Tomcat
9 7 (1.97%) Lync
10 3 (0.85%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2000
11 2 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.28%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 73 (20.56%) MS Excel
2 31 (8.73%) MS Office
3 5 (1.41%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.56%) MS Project
5 1 (0.28%) S-PLUS
5 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.13%) Office 365
3 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 325 (91.55%) WAN
2 153 (43.10%) Firewall
3 106 (29.86%) TCP/IP
4 91 (25.63%) VPN
5 65 (18.31%) SAN
6 58 (16.34%) Internet
6 58 (16.34%) MPLS
7 50 (14.08%) DNS
8 44 (12.39%) VoIP
9 38 (10.70%) Network Security
9 38 (10.70%) DHCP
10 31 (8.73%) Cisco ASA
10 31 (8.73%) OSPF
11 30 (8.45%) Cisco Nexus
12 29 (8.17%) Wireless
13 25 (7.04%) BGP
14 23 (6.48%) VLAN
15 22 (6.20%) EIGRP
15 22 (6.20%) WLAN
16 18 (5.07%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (9.01%) SQL Server
2 22 (6.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (3.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (2.25%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (1.41%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.85%) MySQL
7 2 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.28%) DB2
8 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.56%) MSI
General
1 63 (17.75%) Finance
2 48 (13.52%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.66%) Legal
4 6 (1.69%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.41%) Law
5 5 (1.41%) Banking
6 3 (0.85%) Retail
7 1 (0.28%) Advertising
7 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.28%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 95 (26.76%) Analyst
2 88 (24.79%) Network Engineer
3 41 (11.55%) Support Engineer
4 34 (9.58%) Network Analyst
5 26 (7.32%) IT Support
6 21 (5.92%) Service Analyst
6 21 (5.92%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 21 (5.92%) Service Desk Analyst
7 20 (5.63%) Support Analyst
8 17 (4.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 16 (4.51%) 2nd Line Support
10 15 (4.23%) Administrator
10 15 (4.23%) Consultant
10 15 (4.23%) Systems Administrator
10 15 (4.23%) Security Engineer
11 14 (3.94%) Desktop Support
11 14 (3.94%) Senior Analyst
12 13 (3.66%) Network Security Engineer
12 13 (3.66%) Security Analyst
12 13 (3.66%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.94%) Web Services
2 13 (3.66%) CSS
3 8 (2.25%) .NET
4 7 (1.97%) XML
5 4 (1.13%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.89%) Blackberry
2 14 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.66%) Mathematics
4 10 (2.82%) PDA
5 7 (1.97%) Replication
5 7 (1.97%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.69%) Performance Metrics
6 6 (1.69%) Statistics
6 6 (1.69%) GIS
7 5 (1.41%) EqualLogic
8 4 (1.13%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.13%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.85%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.85%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.85%) FlexPod
10 2 (0.56%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.56%) iPhone
10 2 (0.56%) PMI
10 2 (0.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 184 (51.83%) Windows
2 102 (28.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 79 (22.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 55 (15.49%) Windows 7
5 38 (10.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 38 (10.70%) Windows XP
6 23 (6.48%) Windows 8
7 18 (5.07%) Linux
8 11 (3.10%) UNIX
9 9 (2.54%) Solaris
9 9 (2.54%) Apple iOS
10 5 (1.41%) VMS
10 5 (1.41%) Android
11 2 (0.56%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.28%) SUSE
12 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.28%) HPUX
12 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (22.54%) ITIL
2 32 (9.01%) Network Management
3 31 (8.73%) Network Monitoring
4 22 (6.20%) Performance Monitoring
5 21 (5.92%) Capacity Planning
5 21 (5.92%) Load Balancing
6 19 (5.35%) Disaster Recovery
7 18 (5.07%) Incident Management
8 16 (4.51%) Service Management
9 15 (4.23%) Change Control
10 13 (3.66%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (3.66%) Asset Management
11 12 (3.38%) Performance Tuning
12 11 (3.10%) Service Delivery
12 11 (3.10%) Coaching
12 11 (3.10%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (2.25%) PRINCE2
14 7 (1.97%) Business Continuity
14 7 (1.97%) Project Management
14 7 (1.97%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 35 (9.86%) SQL
2 12 (3.38%) C
3 9 (2.54%) Shell Script
3 9 (2.54%) Korn
4 5 (1.41%) Java
4 5 (1.41%) PowerShell
4 5 (1.41%) R
Qualifications
1 144 (40.56%) Cisco Certification
2 103 (29.01%) CCNP
3 101 (28.45%) CCNA
4 52 (14.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 36 (10.14%) MCSE
6 25 (7.04%) Degree
7 19 (5.35%) CCIE
8 14 (3.94%) CCIP
8 14 (3.94%) CCDP
9 13 (3.66%) CCDA
10 12 (3.38%) Security Cleared
11 11 (3.10%) CCSE
11 11 (3.10%) CCSA
12 9 (2.54%) MCP
12 9 (2.54%) HND
13 8 (2.25%) SC Cleared
14 7 (1.97%) MCSA
14 7 (1.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 7 (1.97%) MCITP
15 6 (1.69%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.20%) SLA
2 3 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.56%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.56%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.28%) COBIT
System Software
1 107 (30.14%) Active Directory
2 53 (14.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (10.99%) vSphere
4 37 (10.42%) Hyper-V
5 32 (9.01%) XenApp
6 19 (5.35%) VMware ESX
7 10 (2.82%) XenDesktop
8 7 (1.97%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (1.97%) vCloud
9 5 (1.41%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.56%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.28%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.28%) SRDF
11 1 (0.28%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.28%) XenServer
11 1 (0.28%) Xen
11 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 24 (6.76%) SCCM
2 8 (2.25%) Backup Exec
3 5 (1.41%) MAILsweeper
3 5 (1.41%) Nagios
3 5 (1.41%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (1.13%) Cisco UCCX
4 4 (1.13%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (1.13%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.85%) SCOM
5 3 (0.85%) SolarWinds Orion
5 3 (0.85%) Cisco UCCE
5 3 (0.85%) WSUS
5 3 (0.85%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.56%) XenMobile
6 2 (0.56%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.28%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 171 (48.17%) Cisco
2 118 (33.24%) Microsoft
3 106 (29.86%) Citrix
4 100 (28.17%) VMware
5 61 (17.18%) HP
6 56 (15.77%) CheckPoint
7 28 (7.89%) NetApp
8 27 (7.61%) Juniper
9 21 (5.92%) EMC
10 15 (4.23%) Remedy
10 15 (4.23%) Apple
11 14 (3.94%) LANDesk
11 14 (3.94%) CommVault
12 13 (3.66%) Nokia
12 13 (3.66%) F5
13 12 (3.38%) McAfee
13 12 (3.38%) Symantec
14 10 (2.82%) Oracle
14 10 (2.82%) IBM
15 9 (2.54%) Avaya
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k per year
Posted: 14 hours ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £27850 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Capita
Posted: 14 hours ago
Staffordshire
Etech Partners
Salary: From £45,000 to £48,000 per annum To £48K + Bens
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Capita
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £28500.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £35,000 to £36,000 per annum plus 30% benefits package (excellent
Posted: Yesterday
Hereford, Herefordshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum £28k - £35k plus Pension + bonus + h
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £25000 - £29000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Next Move IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CGI
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £30,000 to £36,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Droitwich, Worcestershire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago