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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 77 93 91
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -2
Permanent jobs citing LAN 180 143 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.09% 2.65% 2.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.34% 16.78% 14.77%
Number of salaries quoted 158 114 122
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £20,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +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
885 852 941
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.21% 15.77% 17.46%
Number of salaries quoted 794 721 779
Average salary £37,500 £35,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.63% -5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +13 82 £43,500 +16.00% 7
Staffordshire +34 43 £25,000 - 2
Warwickshire -4 16 £35,000 +25.67% 2
Shropshire -4 12 £25,000 -37.50%
Coventry -12 11 £36,000 -4.00% 4
Worcestershire -2 6 £35,549 +9.38% 3
Dudley - 4 £29,000 -
Walsall +4 1 £36,000 +80.00%
West Bromwich -5 1 £40,000 +113.33%
Solihull -7 1 £45,000 +5.88%
Herefordshire - 1 £23,500 -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 294 (90.74%) WAN
2 177 (54.63%) Cisco
3 166 (51.23%) Windows
4 127 (39.20%) Active Directory
5 113 (34.88%) Cisco Certification
6 109 (33.64%) Microsoft
7 104 (32.10%) Firewall
8 101 (31.17%) TCP/IP
9 89 (27.47%) VMware
10 81 (25.00%) VPN
11 78 (24.07%) MS Exchange
11 78 (24.07%) CCNA
12 68 (20.99%) DNS
13 67 (20.68%) Citrix
14 66 (20.37%) Wireless
15 65 (20.06%) CCNP
16 58 (17.90%) Windows Server 2008
17 56 (17.28%) Windows Server 2003
17 56 (17.28%) MS Excel
17 56 (17.28%) ITIL
18 49 (15.12%) Hyper-V
19 46 (14.20%) Data Centre
19 46 (14.20%) Service Delivery
20 45 (13.89%) MS Office
21 42 (12.96%) Windows Server 2012
22 41 (12.65%) CheckPoint
23 40 (12.35%) DHCP
24 39 (12.04%) VoIP
24 39 (12.04%) VMware Infrastructure
25 38 (11.73%) MPLS

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 78 (24.07%) MS Exchange
2 25 (7.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (6.79%) Exchange Server 2013
4 16 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2003
5 14 (4.32%) Exchange Server 2007
6 13 (4.01%) SharePoint
7 12 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.93%) IIS
8 3 (0.93%) Lync
9 2 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.31%) CMS
10 1 (0.31%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.31%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 56 (17.28%) MS Excel
2 45 (13.89%) MS Office
3 5 (1.54%) MS Project
3 5 (1.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.94%) Office 365
2 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 294 (90.74%) WAN
2 104 (32.10%) Firewall
3 101 (31.17%) TCP/IP
4 81 (25.00%) VPN
5 68 (20.99%) DNS
6 66 (20.37%) Wireless
7 40 (12.35%) DHCP
8 39 (12.04%) VoIP
9 38 (11.73%) MPLS
10 33 (10.19%) VLAN
11 32 (9.88%) Wi-Fi
12 31 (9.57%) BGP
13 30 (9.26%) OSPF
13 30 (9.26%) Internet
14 28 (8.64%) Cisco ASA
14 28 (8.64%) Network Security
15 26 (8.02%) Cisco IOS
16 21 (6.48%) EIGRP
17 20 (6.17%) SAN
18 18 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.16%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.31%) SQLite
5 1 (0.31%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (1.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (1.23%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.31%) Subversion
General
1 21 (6.48%) Telecoms
2 15 (4.63%) Finance
3 11 (3.40%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.54%) Games
5 4 (1.23%) Advertising
6 3 (0.93%) Automotive
6 3 (0.93%) Legal
6 3 (0.93%) Banking
7 2 (0.62%) Retail
7 2 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.62%) Electronics
8 1 (0.31%) Marketing
8 1 (0.31%) French Language
8 1 (0.31%) German Language
Job Titles
1 67 (20.68%) Network Engineer
2 49 (15.12%) Analyst
2 49 (15.12%) Support Engineer
3 34 (10.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 23 (7.10%) Architect
5 22 (6.79%) 2nd Line Support
6 19 (5.86%) Senior Network Engineer
7 17 (5.25%) Project Manager
8 16 (4.94%) Network Analyst
9 15 (4.63%) Team Leader
9 15 (4.63%) Cisco Engineer
9 15 (4.63%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 14 (4.32%) Technical Architect
11 13 (4.01%) Support Technician
12 12 (3.70%) Help Desk Analyst
12 12 (3.70%) Network Support
13 11 (3.40%) Service Analyst
13 11 (3.40%) Field Engineer
13 11 (3.40%) Service Desk Analyst
14 9 (2.78%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.47%) Middleware
2 4 (1.23%) JSON
2 4 (1.23%) .NET
2 4 (1.23%) CSS
2 4 (1.23%) XML
2 4 (1.23%) EDI
2 4 (1.23%) jQuery
3 3 (0.93%) .NET Framework
3 3 (0.93%) HTML
3 3 (0.93%) DOM
3 3 (0.93%) MSMQ
3 3 (0.93%) ASP.NET
3 3 (0.93%) LINQ
3 3 (0.93%) HTML5
3 3 (0.93%) Entity Framework
4 2 (0.62%) Web Services
5 1 (0.31%) POCO
5 1 (0.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.31%) VXML
5 1 (0.31%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 46 (14.20%) Data Centre
2 14 (4.32%) Blackberry
3 7 (2.16%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (1.85%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.85%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.23%) Replication
5 4 (1.23%) Clustering
5 4 (1.23%) Client/Server
6 3 (0.93%) Mathematics
6 3 (0.93%) Physics
6 3 (0.93%) User Experience
7 2 (0.62%) Statistics
7 2 (0.62%) NHS
8 1 (0.31%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.31%) DTV
8 1 (0.31%) GIS
8 1 (0.31%) PDA
8 1 (0.31%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.31%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.31%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 166 (51.23%) Windows
2 58 (17.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 56 (17.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 42 (12.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (11.11%) Windows XP
6 33 (10.19%) Windows 8
7 24 (7.41%) Linux
8 22 (6.79%) Windows 7
9 15 (4.63%) UNIX
10 11 (3.40%) Windows Vista
11 10 (3.09%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (0.93%) Solaris
14 2 (0.62%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.31%) VxWorks
15 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (17.28%) ITIL
2 46 (14.20%) Service Delivery
3 26 (8.02%) Project Management
4 24 (7.41%) Network Design
5 21 (6.48%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (5.86%) Change Management
7 18 (5.56%) Incident Management
7 18 (5.56%) Network Architecture
8 17 (5.25%) Load Balancing
8 17 (5.25%) Change Control
9 12 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (3.70%) E-Commerce
10 11 (3.40%) Network Monitoring
11 9 (2.78%) Service Management
11 9 (2.78%) Line Management
12 8 (2.47%) High Availability
12 8 (2.47%) SIEM
12 8 (2.47%) Resource Management
13 7 (2.16%) Project Planning
13 7 (2.16%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 29 (8.95%) SQL
2 5 (1.54%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.23%) C#
3 4 (1.23%) Java
3 4 (1.23%) JavaScript
4 3 (0.93%) C++
4 3 (0.93%) T-SQL
4 3 (0.93%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.31%) VC++
5 1 (0.31%) Lingo
5 1 (0.31%) PHP
5 1 (0.31%) C
Qualifications
1 113 (34.88%) Cisco Certification
2 78 (24.07%) CCNA
3 65 (20.06%) CCNP
4 21 (6.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (4.94%) MCSE
6 15 (4.63%) MCITP
7 13 (4.01%) MCTS
8 12 (3.70%) Degree
8 12 (3.70%) CCIE
9 8 (2.47%) CCSE
9 8 (2.47%) CCDP
10 7 (2.16%) Security Cleared
11 6 (1.85%) SC Cleared
11 6 (1.85%) CCSA
12 4 (1.23%) CCVP
12 4 (1.23%) MCSA
13 3 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.93%) JNCIP
14 2 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (10.49%) SLA
2 5 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.23%) QA
3 4 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.62%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 127 (39.20%) Active Directory
2 49 (15.12%) Hyper-V
3 39 (12.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (3.40%) Terminal Server
5 9 (2.78%) VMware ESX
6 6 (1.85%) XenServer
7 5 (1.54%) Terminal Services
7 5 (1.54%) XenApp
8 3 (0.93%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.93%) vSphere
9 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (2.78%) Nagios
2 7 (2.16%) SCOM
3 4 (1.23%) SCCM
4 3 (0.93%) WSUS
5 2 (0.62%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (0.62%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.62%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.31%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.31%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 177 (54.63%) Cisco
2 109 (33.64%) Microsoft
3 89 (27.47%) VMware
4 67 (20.68%) Citrix
5 41 (12.65%) CheckPoint
6 27 (8.33%) HP
7 19 (5.86%) Avaya
8 17 (5.25%) Apple
9 16 (4.94%) Juniper
10 10 (3.09%) F5
11 7 (2.16%) NetApp
12 6 (1.85%) Dell
12 6 (1.85%) SAP
12 6 (1.85%) SonicWALL
13 5 (1.54%) Brocade
13 5 (1.54%) Fortinet
13 5 (1.54%) Nokia
14 4 (1.23%) Oracle
14 4 (1.23%) Nimsoft
14 4 (1.23%) WatchGuard
Malvern, Worcestershire
IDS-INDATA.CO.UK
Salary: Unspecified Commensurate with experience + project based bonus scheme
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
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Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Network ITR
Salary: 28k to 35k per year GBP
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £34649.00 - £37545.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
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Salary: From £24,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: competitive
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West Midlands
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Posted: 20 days ago
West Midlands
Barclay Anderson
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 + Car + Bonus
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Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Posted: 26 days ago
Redditch
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago