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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 83 91 61
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -30
Permanent jobs citing LAN 151 121 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.77% 2.22% 3.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.65% 13.77% 21.34%
Number of salaries quoted 134 106 164
Average salary £32,500 £33,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.51% -12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,200 £20,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
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
907 879 848
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.63% 16.11% 17.64%
Number of salaries quoted 737 758 669
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +36 58 £46,250 +17.08% 9
Staffordshire -16 28 £25,000 -15.25% 5
Warwickshire +26 21 £27,850 +16.04% 2
Coventry +6 13 £43,250 -11.28% 1
Solihull -8 9 £33,500 +54.02%
Worcestershire -4 7 £17,500 -60.00%
Shropshire -5 3 £40,000 -23.80% 1
Dudley - 2 £30,000 -
West Bromwich -1 1 £19,000 -46.09%
Herefordshire - 1 £40,000 -
Walsall - 1 £40,000 -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 273 (91.92%) WAN
2 168 (56.57%) Windows
3 143 (48.15%) Cisco
4 120 (40.40%) Firewall
5 100 (33.67%) Cisco Certification
6 98 (33.00%) Microsoft
7 88 (29.63%) TCP/IP
8 86 (28.96%) Citrix
9 84 (28.28%) Active Directory
10 81 (27.27%) VMware
10 81 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
11 73 (24.58%) Windows Server 2003
11 73 (24.58%) MS Exchange
12 69 (23.23%) CCNA
13 68 (22.90%) CCNP
14 66 (22.22%) Windows 7
15 61 (20.54%) VPN
16 60 (20.20%) ITIL
17 55 (18.52%) MPLS
18 54 (18.18%) HP
18 54 (18.18%) MS Excel
18 54 (18.18%) Finance
19 49 (16.50%) Exchange Server 2010
20 48 (16.16%) DNS
21 46 (15.49%) Microsoft Certification
22 44 (14.81%) Windows XP
23 43 (14.48%) VoIP
23 43 (14.48%) Internet
23 43 (14.48%) Telecoms
24 42 (14.14%) SAN

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 73 (24.58%) MS Exchange
2 49 (16.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (12.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 28 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2007
5 17 (5.72%) Exchange Server 2003
6 15 (5.05%) SharePoint
6 15 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (3.03%) IIS
8 5 (1.68%) Lync
9 4 (1.35%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (1.01%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.34%) Lotus Domino
11 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 54 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 29 (9.76%) MS Office
3 3 (1.01%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.69%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (2.02%) Office 365
3 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 273 (91.92%) WAN
2 120 (40.40%) Firewall
3 88 (29.63%) TCP/IP
4 61 (20.54%) VPN
5 55 (18.52%) MPLS
6 48 (16.16%) DNS
7 43 (14.48%) VoIP
7 43 (14.48%) Internet
8 42 (14.14%) SAN
9 38 (12.79%) DHCP
10 32 (10.77%) Wireless
11 31 (10.44%) VLAN
12 28 (9.43%) OSPF
13 27 (9.09%) Network Security
14 21 (7.07%) Cisco ASA
15 18 (6.06%) BGP
16 17 (5.72%) EIGRP
16 17 (5.72%) Cisco Nexus
17 16 (5.39%) 3G
18 14 (4.71%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (8.75%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.36%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.01%) MySQL
4 3 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (0.67%) MSI
General
1 54 (18.18%) Finance
2 43 (14.48%) Telecoms
3 14 (4.71%) Legal
4 7 (2.36%) Law
5 5 (1.68%) Banking
6 4 (1.35%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.35%) Marketing
7 3 (1.01%) German Language
7 3 (1.01%) Retail
8 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 91 (30.64%) Analyst
2 60 (20.20%) Network Engineer
3 39 (13.13%) Network Analyst
4 30 (10.10%) Support Engineer
5 29 (9.76%) Service Analyst
5 29 (9.76%) Service Desk Analyst
6 21 (7.07%) IT Support
7 19 (6.40%) Support Analyst
8 14 (4.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 14 (4.71%) Desktop Support
8 14 (4.71%) Security Engineer
9 13 (4.38%) 2nd Line Support
9 13 (4.38%) Administrator
9 13 (4.38%) Senior Analyst
10 12 (4.04%) Network Security Engineer
10 12 (4.04%) Consultant
10 12 (4.04%) Systems Administrator
10 12 (4.04%) Security Analyst
10 12 (4.04%) Network Security Analyst
11 11 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.02%) Web Services
2 4 (1.35%) .NET
2 4 (1.35%) XMPP
3 3 (1.01%) CSS
3 3 (1.01%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (10.77%) Blackberry
2 14 (4.71%) PDA
3 13 (4.38%) Mathematics
4 8 (2.69%) CLARiiON
5 7 (2.36%) Replication
5 7 (2.36%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.68%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.68%) FlexPod
7 4 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.01%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.01%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.01%) CCTV
8 3 (1.01%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.67%) Clustering
9 2 (0.67%) PMI
9 2 (0.67%) iPhone
9 2 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.34%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.34%) NHS
10 1 (0.34%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 168 (56.57%) Windows
2 81 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 73 (24.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 66 (22.22%) Windows 7
5 44 (14.81%) Windows XP
6 25 (8.42%) Windows 8
7 21 (7.07%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (6.40%) Linux
9 14 (4.71%) UNIX
10 11 (3.70%) Solaris
11 9 (3.03%) HPUX
12 8 (2.69%) AIX
13 6 (2.02%) Apple iOS
13 6 (2.02%) Android
14 3 (1.01%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.34%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (20.20%) ITIL
2 35 (11.78%) Network Management
3 20 (6.73%) Asset Management
4 18 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
4 18 (6.06%) Performance Monitoring
5 17 (5.72%) Service Management
5 17 (5.72%) Service Delivery
6 16 (5.39%) Network Monitoring
7 14 (4.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (4.38%) Load Balancing
8 13 (4.38%) Continuous Improvement
9 12 (4.04%) Capacity Planning
10 10 (3.37%) Time Management
11 9 (3.03%) Project Management
12 8 (2.69%) PRINCE2
13 7 (2.36%) ERP
14 6 (2.02%) Incident Management
14 6 (2.02%) Network Design
14 6 (2.02%) Change Control
15 4 (1.35%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 20 (6.73%) SQL
2 6 (2.02%) C
3 3 (1.01%) Shell Script
3 3 (1.01%) Korn
4 2 (0.67%) R
5 1 (0.34%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 100 (33.67%) Cisco Certification
2 69 (23.23%) CCNA
3 68 (22.90%) CCNP
4 46 (15.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 28 (9.43%) MCSE
6 19 (6.40%) CCIE
7 18 (6.06%) Degree
8 10 (3.37%) CCSA
8 10 (3.37%) CCSE
8 10 (3.37%) CCIP
9 9 (3.03%) Security Cleared
10 8 (2.69%) MCITP
11 7 (2.36%) MCP
11 7 (2.36%) HND
12 6 (2.02%) CCDA
13 5 (1.68%) SC Cleared
14 4 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (1.35%) CCDP
15 2 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 2 (0.67%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.41%) SLA
2 3 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.67%) ISO 9000
3 2 (0.67%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.34%) COBIT
System Software
1 84 (28.28%) Active Directory
2 41 (13.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (10.44%) XenApp
4 28 (9.43%) vSphere
5 25 (8.42%) Hyper-V
5 25 (8.42%) VMware ESX
6 13 (4.38%) XenDesktop
7 10 (3.37%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.68%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.67%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.34%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.34%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.34%) vCloud
10 1 (0.34%) UAG
Systems Management
1 21 (7.07%) SCCM
2 8 (2.69%) Backup Exec
3 7 (2.36%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (2.02%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (1.68%) XenMobile
5 5 (1.68%) Cisco UCCX
6 4 (1.35%) Cisco UCCE
6 4 (1.35%) SCOM
7 3 (1.01%) SolarWinds Orion
7 3 (1.01%) WSUS
7 3 (1.01%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (1.01%) MAILsweeper
7 3 (1.01%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.34%) CiscoWorks
8 1 (0.34%) Netcool
Vendors
1 143 (48.15%) Cisco
2 98 (33.00%) Microsoft
3 86 (28.96%) Citrix
4 81 (27.27%) VMware
5 54 (18.18%) HP
6 40 (13.47%) CheckPoint
7 25 (8.42%) NetApp
8 19 (6.40%) EMC
9 18 (6.06%) LANDesk
10 16 (5.39%) Apple
11 13 (4.38%) McAfee
12 12 (4.04%) IBM
13 11 (3.70%) Oracle
13 11 (3.70%) Fujitsu
14 9 (3.03%) Sun
14 9 (3.03%) Juniper
15 8 (2.69%) Symantec
15 8 (2.69%) Remedy
15 8 (2.69%) StorageTek
16 6 (2.02%) CommVault
Warwick, Warwickshire
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Burton-On-Trent
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £44000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Accenture
Salary: From £31,500 to £39,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
NST Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £25,000 per annum £25K + shift allowance (£4K)+ perfor
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus + full benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stafford
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Healthcare-at-Home.co.uk
Salary: Competitive, Grade 7
Posted: 8 days ago
Baskerville House, Birmingham
Legal Ombudsman
Salary: £ 46,3000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + Negotiable, DOE
Posted: 22 days ago
Birmingham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago