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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 82 89 80
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -9
Permanent jobs citing LAN 146 145 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.73% 2.63% 3.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.24% 15.44% 16.44%
Number of salaries quoted 116 126 137
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,100 £23,300 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,625
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.91%
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
847 939 888
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.82% 17.01% 18.29%
Number of salaries quoted 710 783 727
Average salary £36,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
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 11 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 11 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 +36 55 £40,000 +2.56% 12
Staffordshire -22 17 £25,000 -21.87% 3
Solihull -5 16 £42,500 +39.34%
Coventry -2 15 £37,500 +7.14% 2
West Bromwich -3 13 £18,750 -43.18%
Warwickshire +4 6 £27,850 +3.14% 4
Shropshire +2 5 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Worcestershire -1 4 £32,500 -22.23%
Walsall - 1 £20,000 -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 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.

1 262 (91.93%) WAN
2 178 (62.46%) Windows
3 137 (48.07%) Cisco
4 98 (34.39%) Firewall
5 92 (32.28%) Active Directory
6 87 (30.53%) Microsoft
7 83 (29.12%) TCP/IP
8 82 (28.77%) Citrix
9 79 (27.72%) VMware
10 76 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
11 73 (25.61%) MS Exchange
12 71 (24.91%) Windows Server 2008
13 66 (23.16%) Windows 7
14 65 (22.81%) Windows Server 2003
15 53 (18.60%) VPN
15 53 (18.60%) MS Excel
16 52 (18.25%) ITIL
16 52 (18.25%) Windows XP
17 49 (17.19%) CCNA
18 48 (16.84%) DNS
19 47 (16.49%) HP
20 44 (15.44%) Microsoft Certification
20 44 (15.44%) MPLS
21 43 (15.09%) DHCP
22 42 (14.74%) Finance
22 42 (14.74%) Exchange Server 2010
23 39 (13.68%) CCNP
24 38 (13.33%) SAN
25 36 (12.63%) Internet
26 34 (11.93%) MS Office

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 11 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 73 (25.61%) MS Exchange
2 42 (14.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 33 (11.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 31 (10.88%) Exchange Server 2007
5 21 (7.37%) Exchange Server 2003
6 14 (4.91%) IIS
7 11 (3.86%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (3.51%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.40%) Lync
9 4 (1.40%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.70%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.70%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (0.35%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.35%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 53 (18.60%) MS Excel
2 34 (11.93%) MS Office
3 3 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.35%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.16%) Office 365
2 1 (0.35%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 262 (91.93%) WAN
2 98 (34.39%) Firewall
3 83 (29.12%) TCP/IP
4 53 (18.60%) VPN
5 48 (16.84%) DNS
6 44 (15.44%) MPLS
7 43 (15.09%) DHCP
8 38 (13.33%) SAN
9 36 (12.63%) Internet
10 32 (11.23%) VoIP
10 32 (11.23%) Wireless
11 28 (9.82%) VLAN
12 25 (8.77%) OSPF
13 20 (7.02%) Network Security
14 16 (5.61%) Cisco ASA
14 16 (5.61%) Ethernet
15 15 (5.26%) BGP
15 15 (5.26%) 3G
16 14 (4.91%) Broadband
17 13 (4.56%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (11.23%) 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 42 (14.74%) Finance
2 32 (11.23%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.16%) Legal
4 8 (2.81%) Law
5 6 (2.11%) Games
6 5 (1.75%) Banking
7 4 (1.40%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.40%) Advertising
7 4 (1.40%) Marketing
8 3 (1.05%) German Language
8 3 (1.05%) Retail
9 1 (0.35%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 84 (29.47%) Analyst
2 35 (12.28%) Network Engineer
3 32 (11.23%) Support Engineer
3 32 (11.23%) Network Analyst
4 25 (8.77%) Service Desk Analyst
4 25 (8.77%) Service Analyst
5 21 (7.37%) IT Support
6 20 (7.02%) 2nd Line Support
7 19 (6.67%) Support Analyst
8 16 (5.61%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 14 (4.91%) Infrastructure Manager
10 13 (4.56%) Senior Analyst
10 13 (4.56%) Consultant
11 12 (4.21%) Desktop Support
11 12 (4.21%) Administrator
12 11 (3.86%) Senior Network Analyst
12 11 (3.86%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
13 10 (3.51%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 10 (3.51%) Architect
13 10 (3.51%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.75%) .NET
2 3 (1.05%) Web Services
2 3 (1.05%) XML
2 3 (1.05%) XMPP
3 1 (0.35%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.88%) Blackberry
2 15 (5.26%) PDA
3 10 (3.51%) CCTV
3 10 (3.51%) CLARiiON
4 7 (2.46%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.46%) Mathematics
5 6 (2.11%) Replication
6 5 (1.75%) FlexPod
6 5 (1.75%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.40%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.05%) Clustering
8 3 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.05%) iPhone
9 2 (0.70%) PMI
9 2 (0.70%) NHS
9 2 (0.70%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.70%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.35%) Freedom of Information
10 1 (0.35%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 178 (62.46%) Windows
2 71 (24.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 66 (23.16%) Windows 7
4 65 (22.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 52 (18.25%) Windows XP
6 27 (9.47%) Windows 8
7 23 (8.07%) Linux
8 20 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (5.26%) UNIX
10 12 (4.21%) HPUX
11 10 (3.51%) Solaris
11 10 (3.51%) AIX
12 5 (1.75%) Android
13 4 (1.40%) Mac OS X
13 4 (1.40%) Apple iOS
14 3 (1.05%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.70%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.35%) CentOS
16 1 (0.35%) Debian
16 1 (0.35%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (18.25%) ITIL
2 25 (8.77%) Network Management
3 23 (8.07%) Service Delivery
4 19 (6.67%) Asset Management
5 17 (5.96%) Service Management
6 16 (5.61%) Time Management
7 14 (4.91%) Performance Monitoring
8 13 (4.56%) Continuous Improvement
9 12 (4.21%) Project Management
9 12 (4.21%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (3.86%) Load Balancing
11 10 (3.51%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (3.51%) PRINCE2
11 10 (3.51%) Change Control
12 9 (3.16%) Network Monitoring
12 9 (3.16%) Capacity Planning
13 6 (2.11%) Change Management
13 6 (2.11%) Incident Management
14 5 (1.75%) Network Design
14 5 (1.75%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 19 (6.67%) SQL
2 3 (1.05%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.70%) C
4 1 (0.35%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.35%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.35%) VBScript
4 1 (0.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 76 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (17.19%) CCNA
3 44 (15.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 39 (13.68%) CCNP
5 33 (11.58%) MCSE
6 23 (8.07%) Degree
7 16 (5.61%) CCIE
8 10 (3.51%) MCITP
8 10 (3.51%) Security Cleared
9 9 (3.16%) MCP
10 7 (2.46%) HND
10 7 (2.46%) CCIP
11 6 (2.11%) SC Cleared
11 6 (2.11%) MCTS
12 5 (1.75%) CCSA
12 5 (1.75%) CCSE
13 4 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.70%) CCSP
14 2 (0.70%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (8.07%) SLA
2 3 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.05%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.70%) ISO 9000
3 2 (0.70%) COBIT
4 1 (0.35%) BS25999
4 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 92 (32.28%) Active Directory
2 33 (11.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (11.23%) XenApp
4 26 (9.12%) vSphere
5 20 (7.02%) VMware ESX
6 14 (4.91%) 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
11 2 (0.70%) vCloud
12 1 (0.35%) UAG
12 1 (0.35%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.35%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.35%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.35%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 17 (5.96%) SCCM
2 10 (3.51%) Backup Exec
2 10 (3.51%) Norton AntiVirus
3 9 (3.16%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (2.11%) Cisco UCCE
5 5 (1.75%) XenMobile
6 4 (1.40%) Cisco UCCX
6 4 (1.40%) SCOM
7 3 (1.05%) MAILsweeper
7 3 (1.05%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (1.05%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.70%) CiscoWorks
9 1 (0.35%) Netcool
9 1 (0.35%) Nagios
9 1 (0.35%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 137 (48.07%) Cisco
2 87 (30.53%) Microsoft
3 82 (28.77%) Citrix
4 79 (27.72%) VMware
5 47 (16.49%) HP
6 23 (8.07%) NetApp
7 22 (7.72%) CheckPoint
8 20 (7.02%) EMC
9 17 (5.96%) IBM
9 17 (5.96%) Apple
10 16 (5.61%) LANDesk
11 13 (4.56%) Fujitsu
11 13 (4.56%) McAfee
12 11 (3.86%) Symantec
12 11 (3.86%) Sun
13 10 (3.51%) Oracle
13 10 (3.51%) StorageTek
14 9 (3.16%) Dell
15 6 (2.11%) Remedy
16 5 (1.75%) Juniper
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Company Car
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Company Car
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Talent International
Salary: £35000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Talent International
Salary: £35000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £27850 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus + full benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Intapeople
Salary: £23000 to £25000 per annum - Shift Allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Vertical IT
Salary: £22000 per annum + attractive benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + on call payments
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £60K basic + 5K Car Allow + Excellent bonus and Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + pension + free travel
Posted: 4 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Healthcare-at-Home.co.uk
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Pension, Medical Insurance
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Accenture
Salary: From £25,000 to £31,000 per annum (d.o.e) plus excellent benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Accenture
Salary: From £31,500 to £39,000 per annum (doe) plus excellent benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Coventry Building Society
Salary: From £32,022 to £44,030 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago