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 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 81 94 66
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -28
Permanent jobs citing LAN 149 130 175
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.77% 2.34% 3.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.21% 14.27% 19.23%
Number of salaries quoted 123 107 161
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £24,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -1.31%
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
866 911 910
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.12% 16.41% 18.58%
Number of salaries quoted 716 769 742
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,900 £26,450
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £55,000 £57,500
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 29 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 29 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 +37 55 £38,500 -14.44% 8
Staffordshire -13 24 £25,000 -15.25% 4
Coventry +6 16 £37,500 -11.76% 3
Solihull -9 14 £38,000 +27.73%
Warwickshire +7 10 £27,850 +3.14% 9
West Bromwich -2 8 £19,000 -49.33%
Shropshire +1 5 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Worcestershire -1 5 £17,000 -62.22%
Walsall - 1 £40,000 -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 263 (92.28%) WAN
2 174 (61.05%) Windows
3 139 (48.77%) Cisco
4 99 (34.74%) Firewall
5 95 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 91 (31.93%) Active Directory
7 84 (29.47%) Citrix
8 82 (28.77%) TCP/IP
9 81 (28.42%) Cisco Certification
10 79 (27.72%) VMware
11 75 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
12 74 (25.96%) MS Exchange
13 72 (25.26%) Windows Server 2003
14 65 (22.81%) Windows 7
15 55 (19.30%) MS Excel
16 54 (18.95%) VPN
17 53 (18.60%) CCNA
18 51 (17.89%) ITIL
19 49 (17.19%) Windows XP
19 49 (17.19%) HP
19 49 (17.19%) Finance
20 48 (16.84%) MPLS
21 47 (16.49%) CCNP
21 47 (16.49%) DNS
22 44 (15.44%) Exchange Server 2010
23 43 (15.09%) Microsoft Certification
24 42 (14.74%) DHCP
25 41 (14.39%) Internet
26 39 (13.68%) SAN
27 36 (12.63%) Telecoms

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 74 (25.96%) MS Exchange
2 44 (15.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 34 (11.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 31 (10.88%) Exchange Server 2007
5 20 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2003
6 14 (4.91%) IIS
7 12 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (3.51%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.40%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (1.05%) IBM Notes
10 3 (1.05%) Lync
11 2 (0.70%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.35%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.35%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.35%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 55 (19.30%) MS Excel
2 35 (12.28%) MS Office
3 3 (1.05%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.81%) Office 365
2 4 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.35%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 263 (92.28%) WAN
2 99 (34.74%) Firewall
3 82 (28.77%) TCP/IP
4 54 (18.95%) VPN
5 48 (16.84%) MPLS
6 47 (16.49%) DNS
7 42 (14.74%) DHCP
8 41 (14.39%) Internet
9 39 (13.68%) SAN
10 35 (12.28%) VoIP
11 32 (11.23%) Wireless
12 28 (9.82%) VLAN
13 24 (8.42%) OSPF
14 19 (6.67%) Network Security
15 17 (5.96%) Cisco ASA
16 15 (5.26%) BGP
16 15 (5.26%) 3G
17 14 (4.91%) Broadband
18 13 (4.56%) FTP
18 13 (4.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (2.46%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.05%) MySQL
4 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.35%) SQLPlus
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.70%) MSI
2 1 (0.35%) FogBugz
General
1 49 (17.19%) Finance
2 36 (12.63%) Telecoms
3 11 (3.86%) Legal
4 8 (2.81%) Law
5 5 (1.75%) Games
5 5 (1.75%) Banking
6 4 (1.40%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.40%) Marketing
7 3 (1.05%) German Language
7 3 (1.05%) Retail
8 1 (0.35%) Back Office
8 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 90 (31.58%) Analyst
2 42 (14.74%) Network Engineer
3 36 (12.63%) Network Analyst
4 31 (10.88%) Support Engineer
5 27 (9.47%) Service Analyst
5 27 (9.47%) Service Desk Analyst
6 19 (6.67%) Support Analyst
6 19 (6.67%) IT Support
7 17 (5.96%) 2nd Line Support
8 16 (5.61%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 14 (4.91%) Senior Analyst
10 13 (4.56%) Administrator
10 13 (4.56%) Desktop Support
11 12 (4.21%) Senior Network Analyst
12 11 (3.86%) Security Engineer
12 11 (3.86%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
12 11 (3.86%) Infrastructure Manager
13 10 (3.51%) Senior Network Engineer
13 10 (3.51%) Consultant
14 9 (3.16%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.40%) .NET
1 4 (1.40%) XMPP
2 3 (1.05%) Web Services
2 3 (1.05%) XML
3 1 (0.35%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.53%) Blackberry
2 14 (4.91%) PDA
3 10 (3.51%) CLARiiON
4 9 (3.16%) Mathematics
5 8 (2.81%) CCTV
6 7 (2.46%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.46%) Replication
7 5 (1.75%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.75%) FlexPod
8 4 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.70%) iPhone
9 2 (0.70%) PMI
9 2 (0.70%) NHS
9 2 (0.70%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.70%) Clustering
9 2 (0.70%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.35%) Freedom of Information
10 1 (0.35%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.35%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 174 (61.05%) Windows
2 75 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 72 (25.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 65 (22.81%) Windows 7
5 49 (17.19%) Windows XP
6 25 (8.77%) Windows 8
7 22 (7.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (7.37%) Linux
9 13 (4.56%) UNIX
10 11 (3.86%) HPUX
11 10 (3.51%) Solaris
11 10 (3.51%) AIX
12 4 (1.40%) Android
13 3 (1.05%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (1.05%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.35%) CentOS
14 1 (0.35%) Debian
14 1 (0.35%) Fedora
14 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (17.89%) ITIL
2 28 (9.82%) Network Management
3 19 (6.67%) Service Delivery
3 19 (6.67%) Asset Management
4 16 (5.61%) Service Management
4 16 (5.61%) Performance Monitoring
5 14 (4.91%) Time Management
6 13 (4.56%) Continuous Improvement
7 12 (4.21%) Load Balancing
7 12 (4.21%) Network Monitoring
7 12 (4.21%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (3.51%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (3.16%) Project Management
10 7 (2.46%) PRINCE2
11 6 (2.11%) Change Management
11 6 (2.11%) Incident Management
11 6 (2.11%) Change Control
11 6 (2.11%) Capacity Planning
12 5 (1.75%) TOGAF
12 5 (1.75%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 19 (6.67%) SQL
2 2 (0.70%) PowerShell
2 2 (0.70%) C
3 1 (0.35%) R
3 1 (0.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 81 (28.42%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (18.60%) CCNA
3 47 (16.49%) CCNP
4 43 (15.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 29 (10.18%) MCSE
6 21 (7.37%) Degree
7 14 (4.91%) CCIE
8 10 (3.51%) HND
8 10 (3.51%) Security Cleared
9 9 (3.16%) MCITP
9 9 (3.16%) MCP
10 7 (2.46%) CCIP
10 7 (2.46%) CCSA
10 7 (2.46%) CCSE
11 6 (2.11%) SC Cleared
12 5 (1.75%) MCTS
13 4 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.70%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 2 (0.70%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.37%) SLA
2 3 (1.05%) COBIT
3 2 (0.70%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.70%) ISO 9000
3 2 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.35%) BS25999
System Software
1 91 (31.93%) Active Directory
2 35 (12.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (11.23%) XenApp
4 28 (9.82%) vSphere
5 21 (7.37%) VMware ESX
6 17 (5.96%) Hyper-V
7 13 (4.56%) XenDesktop
8 10 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (2.46%) Terminal Server
10 4 (1.40%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.35%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.35%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.35%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.35%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.35%) vCloud
12 1 (0.35%) UAG
Systems Management
1 19 (6.67%) SCCM
2 10 (3.51%) Backup Exec
2 10 (3.51%) Norton AntiVirus
2 10 (3.51%) Cisco CUCM
3 6 (2.11%) Cisco UCCE
4 5 (1.75%) Cisco UCCX
4 5 (1.75%) XenMobile
5 4 (1.40%) SCOM
6 3 (1.05%) MAILsweeper
6 3 (1.05%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (1.05%) HP SIM
7 2 (0.70%) CiscoWorks
7 2 (0.70%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.70%) WSUS
8 1 (0.35%) Netcool
8 1 (0.35%) Nagios
8 1 (0.35%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 139 (48.77%) Cisco
2 95 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 84 (29.47%) Citrix
4 79 (27.72%) VMware
5 49 (17.19%) HP
6 27 (9.47%) CheckPoint
7 21 (7.37%) NetApp
8 18 (6.32%) EMC
9 17 (5.96%) LANDesk
10 15 (5.26%) IBM
11 14 (4.91%) Apple
12 13 (4.56%) McAfee
12 13 (4.56%) Fujitsu
13 12 (4.21%) Symantec
14 11 (3.86%) Sun
15 10 (3.51%) Oracle
15 10 (3.51%) StorageTek
16 6 (2.11%) Remedy
16 6 (2.11%) Dell
17 5 (1.75%) Juniper
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus + full benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Accenture
Salary: From £25,000 to £31,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Accenture
Salary: From £31,500 to £39,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 5 days ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £27850 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £35K Basic+ benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £35K Basic+ benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Kenilworth
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + Negotiable, DOE
Posted: 12 days ago
Telford
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Coventry
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + on call payments
Posted: 21 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Healthcare-at-Home.co.uk
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Pension, Medical Insurance
Posted: 22 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago