The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 81 93 66
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -27
Permanent jobs citing LAN 144 138 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.74% 2.49% 3.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.18% 14.71% 18.43%
Number of salaries quoted 117 119 154
Average salary £32,500 £33,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.51% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,700 £22,200 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,750 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -2.59%
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
838 938 906
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.92% 16.89% 18.44%
Number of salaries quoted 695 787 742
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
LAN
England

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 July 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 July 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 +31 54 £38,500 -1.28% 6
Staffordshire -17 20 £25,000 -15.25% 3
Coventry +12 17 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Solihull -5 14 £37,500 +25.00% 2
West Bromwich -2 10 £19,000 -42.42%
Warwickshire +6 8 £27,850 +3.14% 4
Shropshire 0 5 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Worcestershire -3 4 £17,000 -60.00% 1
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 266 (91.72%) WAN
2 179 (61.72%) Windows
3 139 (47.93%) Cisco
4 101 (34.83%) Firewall
5 95 (32.76%) Microsoft
5 95 (32.76%) Active Directory
6 85 (29.31%) TCP/IP
7 83 (28.62%) Citrix
8 79 (27.24%) Cisco Certification
9 78 (26.90%) VMware
10 75 (25.86%) Windows Server 2008
11 72 (24.83%) MS Exchange
12 70 (24.14%) Windows Server 2003
13 66 (22.76%) Windows 7
14 56 (19.31%) MS Excel
15 53 (18.28%) Windows XP
15 53 (18.28%) VPN
16 51 (17.59%) CCNA
17 50 (17.24%) HP
17 50 (17.24%) ITIL
18 48 (16.55%) Finance
19 47 (16.21%) DNS
19 47 (16.21%) MPLS
20 44 (15.17%) CCNP
20 44 (15.17%) Microsoft Certification
21 42 (14.48%) DHCP
21 42 (14.48%) Exchange Server 2010
22 41 (14.14%) Internet
23 38 (13.10%) SAN
24 37 (12.76%) MS Office

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 72 (24.83%) MS Exchange
2 42 (14.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 34 (11.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 31 (10.69%) Exchange Server 2007
5 20 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
6 14 (4.83%) IIS
7 11 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (3.10%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.38%) Lync
9 4 (1.38%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (1.03%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.69%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.34%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.34%) NServiceBus
12 1 (0.34%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 56 (19.31%) MS Excel
2 37 (12.76%) MS Office
3 3 (1.03%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.34%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.10%) Office 365
2 3 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.34%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 266 (91.72%) WAN
2 101 (34.83%) Firewall
3 85 (29.31%) TCP/IP
4 53 (18.28%) VPN
5 47 (16.21%) DNS
5 47 (16.21%) MPLS
6 42 (14.48%) DHCP
7 41 (14.14%) Internet
8 38 (13.10%) SAN
9 32 (11.03%) VoIP
9 32 (11.03%) Wireless
10 28 (9.66%) VLAN
11 24 (8.28%) OSPF
12 20 (6.90%) Network Security
13 17 (5.86%) Cisco ASA
14 15 (5.17%) 3G
15 14 (4.83%) BGP
15 14 (4.83%) Ethernet
15 14 (4.83%) Broadband
16 13 (4.48%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.03%) MySQL
4 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.34%) SQLPlus
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.69%) MSI
2 1 (0.34%) FogBugz
General
1 48 (16.55%) Finance
2 35 (12.07%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.45%) Legal
4 8 (2.76%) Law
5 5 (1.72%) Banking
5 5 (1.72%) Games
6 4 (1.38%) Marketing
6 4 (1.38%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.03%) Retail
7 3 (1.03%) German Language
8 2 (0.69%) Advertising
9 1 (0.34%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 90 (31.03%) Analyst
2 38 (13.10%) Network Engineer
3 35 (12.07%) Network Analyst
4 32 (11.03%) Support Engineer
5 26 (8.97%) Service Analyst
5 26 (8.97%) Service Desk Analyst
6 20 (6.90%) Support Analyst
6 20 (6.90%) IT Support
7 19 (6.55%) 2nd Line Support
8 16 (5.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 16 (5.52%) Senior Analyst
9 14 (4.83%) Desktop Support
10 13 (4.48%) Administrator
11 12 (4.14%) Consultant
11 12 (4.14%) Senior Network Analyst
11 12 (4.14%) Infrastructure Manager
12 11 (3.79%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
13 10 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 10 (3.45%) Security Engineer
13 10 (3.45%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.72%) .NET
2 3 (1.03%) Web Services
2 3 (1.03%) XML
2 3 (1.03%) XMPP
3 1 (0.34%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.34%) Blackberry
2 14 (4.83%) PDA
3 10 (3.45%) CLARiiON
4 9 (3.10%) CCTV
5 8 (2.76%) Mathematics
6 7 (2.41%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.41%) Replication
7 5 (1.72%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.72%) FlexPod
8 4 (1.38%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.69%) iPhone
10 2 (0.69%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.69%) Clustering
10 2 (0.69%) PMI
10 2 (0.69%) NHS
10 2 (0.69%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.34%) Freedom of Information
11 1 (0.34%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 179 (61.72%) Windows
2 75 (25.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 70 (24.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 66 (22.76%) Windows 7
5 53 (18.28%) Windows XP
6 28 (9.66%) Windows 8
7 22 (7.59%) Linux
8 21 (7.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (4.83%) UNIX
10 12 (4.14%) HPUX
11 10 (3.45%) Solaris
11 10 (3.45%) AIX
12 4 (1.38%) Android
12 4 (1.38%) Mac OS X
13 3 (1.03%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.03%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.34%) Debian
14 1 (0.34%) Fedora
14 1 (0.34%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (17.24%) ITIL
2 26 (8.97%) Network Management
3 21 (7.24%) Service Delivery
4 19 (6.55%) Asset Management
5 16 (5.52%) Performance Monitoring
5 16 (5.52%) Service Management
6 15 (5.17%) Time Management
7 14 (4.83%) Network Monitoring
8 13 (4.48%) Continuous Improvement
9 12 (4.14%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (3.45%) Load Balancing
10 10 (3.45%) Change Control
10 10 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (3.45%) Project Management
11 8 (2.76%) PRINCE2
12 7 (2.41%) Capacity Planning
13 6 (2.07%) Incident Management
13 6 (2.07%) Change Management
14 5 (1.72%) TOGAF
14 5 (1.72%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 20 (6.90%) SQL
2 2 (0.69%) PowerShell
2 2 (0.69%) C
3 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 79 (27.24%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (17.59%) CCNA
3 44 (15.17%) CCNP
3 44 (15.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 31 (10.69%) MCSE
5 22 (7.59%) Degree
6 15 (5.17%) CCIE
7 10 (3.45%) Security Cleared
8 9 (3.10%) MCP
8 9 (3.10%) HND
8 9 (3.10%) MCITP
9 7 (2.41%) CCIP
10 6 (2.07%) SC Cleared
10 6 (2.07%) CCSA
10 6 (2.07%) CCSE
11 5 (1.72%) MCTS
12 4 (1.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.69%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.69%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.59%) SLA
2 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.69%) COBIT
2 2 (0.69%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.69%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.34%) BS25999
System Software
1 95 (32.76%) Active Directory
2 33 (11.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (11.03%) XenApp
4 27 (9.31%) vSphere
5 20 (6.90%) VMware ESX
6 15 (5.17%) Hyper-V
7 13 (4.48%) XenDesktop
8 10 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (2.41%) Terminal Server
10 4 (1.38%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.34%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.34%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.34%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.34%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.34%) vCloud
12 1 (0.34%) UAG
Systems Management
1 21 (7.24%) SCCM
2 10 (3.45%) Backup Exec
2 10 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
3 9 (3.10%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (2.07%) Cisco UCCE
5 5 (1.72%) XenMobile
6 4 (1.38%) Cisco UCCX
6 4 (1.38%) SCOM
7 3 (1.03%) MAILsweeper
7 3 (1.03%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (1.03%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.69%) CiscoWorks
9 1 (0.34%) Netcool
9 1 (0.34%) Nagios
9 1 (0.34%) WSUS
9 1 (0.34%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.34%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 139 (47.93%) Cisco
2 95 (32.76%) Microsoft
3 83 (28.62%) Citrix
4 78 (26.90%) VMware
5 50 (17.24%) HP
6 25 (8.62%) CheckPoint
7 23 (7.93%) NetApp
8 20 (6.90%) EMC
9 17 (5.86%) Apple
10 16 (5.52%) LANDesk
10 16 (5.52%) IBM
11 13 (4.48%) McAfee
11 13 (4.48%) Fujitsu
12 12 (4.14%) Symantec
13 11 (3.79%) Sun
14 10 (3.45%) Oracle
14 10 (3.45%) StorageTek
15 9 (3.10%) Dell
16 6 (2.07%) Remedy
17 5 (1.72%) Juniper
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus + full benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Staffordshire
SmartSourcing plc
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 23 hours ago
Shropshire
Roc Search
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 23 hours ago
Kenilworth
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £32000 - £44000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + Negotiable, DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £32000 - £44000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + on call payments
Posted: 14 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Healthcare-at-Home.co.uk
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Pension, Medical Insurance
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Accenture
Salary: From £25,000 to £31,000 per annum (d.o.e) plus excellent benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Accenture
Salary: From £31,500 to £39,000 per annum (doe) plus excellent benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Coventry Building Society
Salary: From £32,022 to £44,030 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago