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

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 85 89 85
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Permanent jobs citing LAN 156 144 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.96% 2.73% 2.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.61% 18.00% 15.37%
Number of salaries quoted 135 123 120
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,600 £19,200 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,900 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
757 800 898
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.35% 15.16% 17.67%
Number of salaries quoted 650 691 730
Average salary £35,000 £35,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.40% -5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 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 29 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 -2 66 £41,250 +17.85% 13
Staffordshire +32 36 £25,000 - 3
Shropshire +1 14 £36,326 -16.49% 1
Coventry -9 11 £32,500 -13.33% 4
Worcestershire -2 8 £22,000 +29.41% 2
Warwickshire -8 8 £30,500 +29.78% 3
Dudley - 8 £29,000 -
Herefordshire - 2 £21,750 -
Walsall +4 1 £36,000 +80.00%
West Bromwich -2 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 29 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.

1 281 (88.09%) WAN
2 177 (55.49%) Windows
3 162 (50.78%) Cisco
4 127 (39.81%) Active Directory
5 118 (36.99%) Microsoft
6 103 (32.29%) Cisco Certification
7 102 (31.97%) Firewall
8 89 (27.90%) TCP/IP
9 87 (27.27%) VMware
10 82 (25.71%) MS Exchange
11 75 (23.51%) VPN
12 69 (21.63%) Windows Server 2008
13 68 (21.32%) CCNA
13 68 (21.32%) DNS
14 62 (19.44%) Citrix
15 61 (19.12%) Wireless
16 58 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
17 55 (17.24%) ITIL
18 53 (16.61%) MS Excel
18 53 (16.61%) Hyper-V
19 52 (16.30%) CCNP
20 50 (15.67%) MS Office
21 47 (14.73%) Service Delivery
22 45 (14.11%) Data Centre
23 44 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
23 44 (13.79%) SQL
24 41 (12.85%) VMware Infrastructure
25 39 (12.23%) VoIP
26 38 (11.91%) Windows XP
26 38 (11.91%) SQL Server

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 82 (25.71%) MS Exchange
2 32 (10.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (7.21%) Exchange Server 2013
4 17 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 16 (5.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 11 (3.45%) SharePoint
7 10 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.94%) Apache
8 3 (0.94%) Lync
9 2 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.31%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.31%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.31%) IIS
10 1 (0.31%) CMS
Applications
1 53 (16.61%) MS Excel
2 50 (15.67%) MS Office
3 5 (1.57%) MS Project
3 5 (1.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.58%) Office 365
2 4 (1.25%) SaaS
3 3 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 281 (88.09%) WAN
2 102 (31.97%) Firewall
3 89 (27.90%) TCP/IP
4 75 (23.51%) VPN
5 68 (21.32%) DNS
6 61 (19.12%) Wireless
7 39 (12.23%) VoIP
8 36 (11.29%) DHCP
9 35 (10.97%) MPLS
10 31 (9.72%) Cisco ASA
11 29 (9.09%) VLAN
12 27 (8.46%) Network Security
13 26 (8.15%) Cisco IOS
13 26 (8.15%) OSPF
14 25 (7.84%) BGP
14 25 (7.84%) Wi-Fi
15 24 (7.52%) Internet
16 21 (6.58%) SAN
17 17 (5.33%) Cisco Nexus
17 17 (5.33%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (11.91%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (1.25%) MySQL
7 3 (0.94%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 10 (3.13%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.63%) Subversion
General
1 21 (6.58%) Telecoms
2 14 (4.39%) Finance
3 12 (3.76%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.57%) Games
5 4 (1.25%) Advertising
6 3 (0.94%) Electronics
6 3 (0.94%) Automotive
6 3 (0.94%) Legal
7 2 (0.63%) Banking
7 2 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.31%) Retail
8 1 (0.31%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 54 (16.93%) Network Engineer
2 50 (15.67%) Analyst
3 48 (15.05%) Support Engineer
4 28 (8.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 27 (8.46%) 2nd Line Support
5 27 (8.46%) Architect
6 18 (5.64%) Cisco Engineer
7 17 (5.33%) Network Analyst
8 15 (4.70%) Field Engineer
8 15 (4.70%) Technical Architect
8 15 (4.70%) Senior Network Engineer
9 14 (4.39%) Support Technician
10 13 (4.08%) Team Leader
10 13 (4.08%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 13 (4.08%) IT Support
11 12 (3.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 12 (3.76%) Network Support
11 12 (3.76%) Developer
12 11 (3.45%) Project Manager
12 11 (3.45%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.13%) JSON
1 10 (3.13%) jQuery
1 10 (3.13%) XML
1 10 (3.13%) CSS
1 10 (3.13%) .NET
2 8 (2.51%) EDI
3 7 (2.19%) HTML
3 7 (2.19%) ASP.NET
3 7 (2.19%) DOM
3 7 (2.19%) LINQ
3 7 (2.19%) .NET Framework
3 7 (2.19%) Entity Framework
3 7 (2.19%) HTML5
4 3 (0.94%) WAP
4 3 (0.94%) Middleware
4 3 (0.94%) Ajax
4 3 (0.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (0.94%) POCO
4 3 (0.94%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (0.31%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 45 (14.11%) Data Centre
2 19 (5.96%) Blackberry
3 14 (4.39%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.57%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.25%) Clustering
5 4 (1.25%) Replication
5 4 (1.25%) Client/Server
6 3 (0.94%) User Experience
6 3 (0.94%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.63%) EqualLogic
7 2 (0.63%) Statistics
7 2 (0.63%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.63%) Physics
7 2 (0.63%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.63%) Tandem
7 2 (0.63%) NHS
8 1 (0.31%) DTV
8 1 (0.31%) GIS
8 1 (0.31%) iPhone
8 1 (0.31%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 177 (55.49%) Windows
2 69 (21.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 58 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 44 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 38 (11.91%) Windows XP
5 38 (11.91%) Windows 8
6 32 (10.03%) Windows 7
7 31 (9.72%) Linux
8 12 (3.76%) Apple iOS
9 10 (3.13%) Windows Vista
10 8 (2.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (2.19%) UNIX
12 6 (1.88%) Windows 2000 Server
13 5 (1.57%) Android
13 5 (1.57%) Ubuntu
14 4 (1.25%) Solaris
15 2 (0.63%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.63%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (17.24%) ITIL
2 47 (14.73%) Service Delivery
3 24 (7.52%) Network Design
4 21 (6.58%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (5.96%) Network Architecture
5 19 (5.96%) Project Management
6 18 (5.64%) Change Control
7 16 (5.02%) Change Management
8 15 (4.70%) Load Balancing
9 14 (4.39%) Incident Management
9 14 (4.39%) E-Commerce
10 11 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (3.45%) Network Management
11 10 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (3.13%) Network Monitoring
12 9 (2.82%) Configuration Management
12 9 (2.82%) Service Management
12 9 (2.82%) Line Management
13 8 (2.51%) ITIL V3
13 8 (2.51%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 44 (13.79%) SQL
2 10 (3.13%) JavaScript
2 10 (3.13%) C#
3 7 (2.19%) T-SQL
3 7 (2.19%) VB.NET
4 6 (1.88%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.25%) C++
6 3 (0.94%) Java
6 3 (0.94%) PHP
6 3 (0.94%) VC++
7 1 (0.31%) Lingo
Qualifications
1 103 (32.29%) Cisco Certification
2 68 (21.32%) CCNA
3 52 (16.30%) CCNP
4 21 (6.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (5.02%) MCSE
6 15 (4.70%) MCITP
7 13 (4.08%) Security Cleared
8 12 (3.76%) CCIE
9 11 (3.45%) CCSE
10 10 (3.13%) MCTS
11 9 (2.82%) Degree
12 8 (2.51%) SC Cleared
12 8 (2.51%) CCSA
13 7 (2.19%) CCDP
14 5 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (1.25%) MCSA
16 3 (0.94%) JNCIP
17 2 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 2 (0.63%) CCENT
17 2 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (9.40%) SLA
2 11 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.57%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.94%) QA
System Software
1 127 (39.81%) Active Directory
2 53 (16.61%) Hyper-V
3 41 (12.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (2.51%) vSphere
4 8 (2.51%) Terminal Server
5 7 (2.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 6 (1.88%) Terminal Services
7 5 (1.57%) VMware ESX
7 5 (1.57%) XenServer
8 4 (1.25%) XenApp
9 3 (0.94%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (3.76%) Nagios
2 4 (1.25%) SCCM
2 4 (1.25%) WSUS
3 3 (0.94%) SCOM
4 1 (0.31%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (0.31%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.31%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.31%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 162 (50.78%) Cisco
2 118 (36.99%) Microsoft
3 87 (27.27%) VMware
4 62 (19.44%) Citrix
5 31 (9.72%) CheckPoint
6 24 (7.52%) Apple
7 23 (7.21%) Avaya
7 23 (7.21%) HP
8 12 (3.76%) Juniper
9 8 (2.51%) F5
10 7 (2.19%) Oracle
10 7 (2.19%) Dell
10 7 (2.19%) NetApp
10 7 (2.19%) Nokia
10 7 (2.19%) Altova
10 7 (2.19%) DevExpress
10 7 (2.19%) Fortinet
11 6 (1.88%) Brocade
11 6 (1.88%) SonicWALL
11 6 (1.88%) SAP
Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Great Company
Posted: 2 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 2 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 2 hours ago
Oldbury, West Midlands (County)
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: Excellent salary + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
FT Select
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum plus bonus, car and benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Oldbury, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: Yesterday
Worcestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £22500 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + good bens
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Accenture
Salary: From £31,500 to £39,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £28550 per annum + Non contrib Pension, 25 days hol
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £62k basic + 10% Bonus + Benefits.
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago