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

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 63 66 89
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +23
Permanent jobs citing LAN 193 154 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.84% 3.49% 2.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.49% 20.21% 15.98%
Number of salaries quoted 177 126 118
Average salary £32,000 £32,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.53% -9.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £44,900
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
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
788 762 801
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.69% 17.27% 16.92%
Number of salaries quoted 699 597 693
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +1 73 £32,500 -7.14% 3
Staffordshire +16 34 £22,500 -53.12% 2
Warwickshire +1 20 £33,250 +33.00% 1
Coventry +2 15 £36,750 -3.35% 3
Solihull -5 11 £35,000 -15.66%
Wolverhampton -2 7 £27,000 -21.73%
Shropshire -7 7 £27,750 -40.00% 3
Worcestershire +3 5 £31,500 -16.00% 1
Walsall -1 4 £25,000 -20.00% 1
Herefordshire -7 2 £31,250 +25.00%
Wednesbury - 2 £55,000 -
Dudley - 2 £28,500 -
Brierley Hill - 1 £31,500 -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 356 (86.83%) WAN
2 243 (59.27%) Windows
3 176 (42.93%) Cisco
4 159 (38.78%) Firewall
5 154 (37.56%) Active Directory
6 150 (36.59%) Cisco Certification
7 148 (36.10%) VMware
8 146 (35.61%) Microsoft
9 137 (33.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 115 (28.05%) VPN
11 108 (26.34%) Citrix
11 108 (26.34%) CCNA
12 107 (26.10%) TCP/IP
13 106 (25.85%) MS Exchange
14 99 (24.15%) CCNP
15 89 (21.71%) SAN
15 89 (21.71%) Windows Server 2003
15 89 (21.71%) VMware Infrastructure
16 84 (20.49%) ITIL
17 80 (19.51%) DNS
18 75 (18.29%) MS Excel
19 69 (16.83%) SQL
19 69 (16.83%) Exchange Server 2010
20 65 (15.85%) Windows Server 2012
21 63 (15.37%) Hyper-V
22 58 (14.15%) SQL Server
23 54 (13.17%) DHCP
24 51 (12.44%) CheckPoint
25 49 (11.95%) HP
25 49 (11.95%) MS Office

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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
1 106 (25.85%) MS Exchange
2 69 (16.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (7.80%) Exchange Server 2007
4 25 (6.10%) Exchange Server 2013
5 24 (5.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 17 (4.15%) SharePoint
7 15 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2003
8 9 (2.20%) Tomcat
8 9 (2.20%) IIS
9 4 (0.98%) Lync
10 3 (0.73%) Apache
11 1 (0.24%) CMS
11 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (0.24%) Joomla!
Applications
1 75 (18.29%) MS Excel
2 49 (11.95%) MS Office
3 6 (1.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.98%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.49%) MS Project
6 1 (0.24%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.24%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.63%) Office 365
2 8 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (1.71%) SaaS
4 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 356 (86.83%) WAN
2 159 (38.78%) Firewall
3 115 (28.05%) VPN
4 107 (26.10%) TCP/IP
5 89 (21.71%) SAN
6 80 (19.51%) DNS
7 54 (13.17%) DHCP
8 47 (11.46%) Wireless
9 46 (11.22%) Network Security
10 41 (10.00%) Internet
11 39 (9.51%) MPLS
12 33 (8.05%) VoIP
13 30 (7.32%) Cisco ASA
14 26 (6.34%) OSPF
14 26 (6.34%) BGP
15 25 (6.10%) EIGRP
15 25 (6.10%) Cisco Nexus
16 24 (5.85%) VLAN
17 23 (5.61%) WLAN
18 21 (5.12%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (14.15%) SQL Server
2 33 (8.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (5.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (3.66%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (2.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (1.71%) MySQL
8 5 (1.22%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.98%) SQLite
10 3 (0.73%) DB2
11 1 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (2.93%) Visual Studio
2 4 (0.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.49%) Subversion
4 1 (0.24%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.24%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.24%) MSI
4 1 (0.24%) Bugzilla
General
1 37 (9.02%) Finance
2 34 (8.29%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.44%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.22%) Banking
5 4 (0.98%) Law
5 4 (0.98%) Legal
6 3 (0.73%) Advertising
6 3 (0.73%) Games
6 3 (0.73%) Electronics
7 1 (0.24%) Automotive
7 1 (0.24%) Retail
7 1 (0.24%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 91 (22.20%) Network Engineer
2 72 (17.56%) Analyst
3 51 (12.44%) Support Engineer
4 26 (6.34%) 2nd Line Support
4 26 (6.34%) IT Support
5 24 (5.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 23 (5.61%) 3rd Line Support
7 22 (5.37%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 18 (4.39%) Field Engineer
8 18 (4.39%) Support Analyst
9 17 (4.15%) Consultant
10 15 (3.66%) Administrator
10 15 (3.66%) Senior Network Engineer
11 14 (3.41%) Cisco Engineer
11 14 (3.41%) Service Analyst
11 14 (3.41%) Service Desk Analyst
11 14 (3.41%) Systems Administrator
12 13 (3.17%) Support Technician
12 13 (3.17%) Network Analyst
12 13 (3.17%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (6.34%) CSS
2 20 (4.88%) .NET
3 19 (4.63%) XML
4 14 (3.41%) Web Services
5 12 (2.93%) JSON
5 12 (2.93%) jQuery
6 9 (2.20%) HTML
6 9 (2.20%) .NET Framework
6 9 (2.20%) ASP.NET
7 8 (1.95%) DOM
7 8 (1.95%) EDI
7 8 (1.95%) LINQ
7 8 (1.95%) HTML5
7 8 (1.95%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 4 (0.98%) POCO
8 4 (0.98%) WAP
8 4 (0.98%) Ajax
8 4 (0.98%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 3 (0.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (0.73%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.61%) Blackberry
2 20 (4.88%) Management Information System
3 12 (2.93%) Statistics
3 12 (2.93%) Performance Metrics
4 8 (1.95%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (1.95%) EqualLogic
4 8 (1.95%) Mathematics
4 8 (1.95%) GIS
5 6 (1.46%) PDA
5 6 (1.46%) Computer Science
6 4 (0.98%) Replication
6 4 (0.98%) Client/Server
6 4 (0.98%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.49%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.49%) NHS
7 2 (0.49%) Clustering
7 2 (0.49%) Tandem
8 1 (0.24%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.24%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.24%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 243 (59.27%) Windows
2 137 (33.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 89 (21.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 65 (15.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 46 (11.22%) Windows 7
6 39 (9.51%) Windows XP
7 34 (8.29%) Linux
8 32 (7.80%) Windows 8
9 18 (4.39%) Apple iOS
10 13 (3.17%) Android
11 12 (2.93%) Solaris
12 10 (2.44%) UNIX
13 9 (2.20%) Windows 2000 Server
14 6 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (1.46%) Ubuntu
15 5 (1.22%) Windows Vista
15 5 (1.22%) VMS
16 2 (0.49%) VxWorks
17 1 (0.24%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (20.49%) ITIL
2 35 (8.54%) Network Monitoring
3 29 (7.07%) Network Management
4 25 (6.10%) Capacity Planning
4 25 (6.10%) Change Control
4 25 (6.10%) Incident Management
5 24 (5.85%) Service Delivery
5 24 (5.85%) Disaster Recovery
6 18 (4.39%) Load Balancing
7 16 (3.90%) Performance Tuning
8 15 (3.66%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (3.66%) Network Design
9 13 (3.17%) Business Continuity
9 13 (3.17%) Change Management
10 12 (2.93%) Project Management
10 12 (2.93%) Network Architecture
11 11 (2.68%) Mentoring
11 11 (2.68%) Performance Monitoring
12 9 (2.20%) PRINCE2
12 9 (2.20%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 69 (16.83%) SQL
2 12 (2.93%) C#
2 12 (2.93%) JavaScript
3 11 (2.68%) Java
4 10 (2.44%) C
5 9 (2.20%) Shell Script
5 9 (2.20%) Korn
6 8 (1.95%) T-SQL
6 8 (1.95%) VB.NET
7 6 (1.46%) PowerShell
8 4 (0.98%) R
8 4 (0.98%) PHP
8 4 (0.98%) VC++
8 4 (0.98%) C++
9 1 (0.24%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 150 (36.59%) Cisco Certification
2 108 (26.34%) CCNA
3 99 (24.15%) CCNP
4 39 (9.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 30 (7.32%) MCSE
6 21 (5.12%) Degree
7 20 (4.88%) Security Cleared
8 17 (4.15%) CCIE
9 16 (3.90%) CCDP
10 14 (3.41%) SC Cleared
11 12 (2.93%) MCITP
11 12 (2.93%) CCDA
11 12 (2.93%) MCSA
12 11 (2.68%) CCSE
13 10 (2.44%) CCSA
14 9 (2.20%) MCP
14 9 (2.20%) CCIP
15 6 (1.46%) CCA
15 6 (1.46%) Citrix Certification
15 6 (1.46%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.39%) SLA
2 13 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.98%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.24%) QA
System Software
1 154 (37.56%) Active Directory
2 89 (21.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (15.37%) Hyper-V
4 45 (10.98%) vSphere
5 22 (5.37%) XenApp
6 16 (3.90%) VMware ESX
7 13 (3.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 9 (2.20%) vCloud
9 7 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (1.46%) Terminal Services
11 5 (1.22%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.73%) XenServer
12 3 (0.73%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.24%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.24%) Xen
13 1 (0.24%) SRDF
13 1 (0.24%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 15 (3.66%) Nagios
2 12 (2.93%) SCCM
3 7 (1.71%) Backup Exec
4 5 (1.22%) MAILsweeper
4 5 (1.22%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (0.73%) CiscoWorks
5 3 (0.73%) WSUS
6 2 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.49%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.49%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (0.49%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.24%) Plesk
7 1 (0.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.24%) SCOM
Vendors
1 176 (42.93%) Cisco
2 148 (36.10%) VMware
3 146 (35.61%) Microsoft
4 108 (26.34%) Citrix
5 51 (12.44%) CheckPoint
6 49 (11.95%) HP
7 34 (8.29%) NetApp
8 33 (8.05%) Juniper
9 29 (7.07%) Apple
10 28 (6.83%) Avaya
11 23 (5.61%) EMC
12 21 (5.12%) Nokia
13 17 (4.15%) Remedy
13 17 (4.15%) Dell
13 17 (4.15%) F5
14 14 (3.41%) Oracle
14 14 (3.41%) CommVault
15 12 (2.93%) Nimsoft
16 10 (2.44%) Symantec
17 9 (2.20%) IBM
Telford, Shropshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + great company + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Next Move IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
People Source
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + car allowance & Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Coventry, sheffield
Trustmarque
Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 10 days ago
Kenilworth
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Walsall
Networx Recruitment
Salary: Up to £25,000 + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Posted: 15 days ago
Telford
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Coventry
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago