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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 71 85 95
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +10
Permanent jobs citing LAN 186 149 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.30% 2.78% 2.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.38% 16.57% 13.31%
Number of salaries quoted 170 131 106
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -1.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £22,050 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £52,250 £57,500
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
870 899 909
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.45% 16.75% 16.69%
Number of salaries quoted 779 729 778
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £24,937
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +25 79 £50,000 +11.11% 5
Staffordshire +7 32 £28,550 +14.20% 2
Coventry -2 23 £42,500 -1.73% 4
Warwickshire +1 16 £36,500 +31.05%
Worcestershire +1 11 £36,799 +110.27% 2
Solihull +10 8 £29,500 -11.94%
Herefordshire +8 7 £47,500 +18.75%
Shropshire -5 3 £25,000 -37.50%
West Bromwich -6 3 £30,500 +60.52% 1
Walsall -1 1 £21,500 -46.25%
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 313 (91.52%) WAN
2 192 (56.14%) Cisco
3 143 (41.81%) Windows
4 132 (38.60%) Cisco Certification
5 118 (34.50%) Active Directory
6 110 (32.16%) Firewall
7 104 (30.41%) Microsoft
8 91 (26.61%) VMware
9 84 (24.56%) TCP/IP
10 78 (22.81%) VPN
11 77 (22.51%) Wireless
12 75 (21.93%) CCNP
13 74 (21.64%) CCNA
14 67 (19.59%) MS Exchange
15 62 (18.13%) DNS
16 58 (16.96%) Citrix
17 56 (16.37%) Data Centre
18 52 (15.20%) HP
19 51 (14.91%) Windows Server 2008
20 50 (14.62%) MS Excel
21 48 (14.04%) ITIL
22 47 (13.74%) CheckPoint
23 46 (13.45%) Windows Server 2003
24 45 (13.16%) MPLS
24 45 (13.16%) Service Delivery
25 43 (12.57%) DHCP
25 43 (12.57%) Hyper-V
25 43 (12.57%) VMware Infrastructure
26 40 (11.70%) Windows Server 2012
27 39 (11.40%) VoIP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 67 (19.59%) MS Exchange
2 23 (6.73%) Exchange Server 2010
2 23 (6.73%) Exchange Server 2013
3 17 (4.97%) Exchange Server 2003
4 13 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (2.63%) SharePoint
6 7 (2.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.88%) Lync
7 3 (0.88%) Lotus Domino
7 3 (0.88%) IIS
8 2 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.29%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 50 (14.62%) MS Excel
2 39 (11.40%) MS Office
3 5 (1.46%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.29%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.68%) Office 365
2 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 313 (91.52%) WAN
2 110 (32.16%) Firewall
3 84 (24.56%) TCP/IP
4 78 (22.81%) VPN
5 77 (22.51%) Wireless
6 62 (18.13%) DNS
7 45 (13.16%) MPLS
8 43 (12.57%) DHCP
9 39 (11.40%) VoIP
10 38 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
11 37 (10.82%) VLAN
12 33 (9.65%) BGP
13 32 (9.36%) OSPF
13 32 (9.36%) Network Security
14 25 (7.31%) Internet
14 25 (7.31%) SAN
15 20 (5.85%) Cisco ASA
16 18 (5.26%) Wireless Security
17 17 (4.97%) Cisco IOS
17 17 (4.97%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.46%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (1.17%) DB2
4 3 (0.88%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.58%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (2.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 33 (9.65%) Finance
2 16 (4.68%) Telecoms
3 15 (4.39%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.46%) Banking
4 5 (1.46%) Retail
5 4 (1.17%) Automotive
6 3 (0.88%) Advertising
6 3 (0.88%) Games
7 2 (0.58%) Legal
7 2 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.29%) Billing
8 1 (0.29%) Marketing
8 1 (0.29%) French Language
8 1 (0.29%) German Language
Job Titles
1 73 (21.35%) Network Engineer
2 61 (17.84%) Analyst
3 45 (13.16%) Support Engineer
4 44 (12.87%) Architect
5 33 (9.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 29 (8.48%) Network Analyst
7 23 (6.73%) Consultant
8 22 (6.43%) Technical Architect
8 22 (6.43%) Network Architect
9 20 (5.85%) Senior Network Engineer
10 19 (5.56%) Network Consultant
11 16 (4.68%) Project Manager
12 15 (4.39%) Pre Sales Consultant
13 14 (4.09%) Network Support
14 13 (3.80%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
14 13 (3.80%) Cisco Architect
14 13 (3.80%) Support Analyst
14 13 (3.80%) Sales Consultant
14 13 (3.80%) Team Leader
14 13 (3.80%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.34%) Middleware
2 3 (0.88%) MSMQ
3 2 (0.58%) Web Services
4 1 (0.29%) EDI
4 1 (0.29%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 56 (16.37%) Data Centre
2 14 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.05%) Blackberry
4 6 (1.75%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.46%) Replication
6 4 (1.17%) Clustering
7 3 (0.88%) Mathematics
7 3 (0.88%) Physics
7 3 (0.88%) Chip and PIN
7 3 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (0.88%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (0.58%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.58%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.29%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.29%) FMCG
9 1 (0.29%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.29%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.29%) GIS
9 1 (0.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 143 (41.81%) Windows
2 51 (14.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 46 (13.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 40 (11.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (8.19%) Windows XP
6 24 (7.02%) Linux
7 23 (6.73%) Windows 8
8 21 (6.14%) Windows 7
9 15 (4.39%) UNIX
10 10 (2.92%) Windows Vista
11 6 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (1.46%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (14.04%) ITIL
2 45 (13.16%) Service Delivery
3 35 (10.23%) Project Management
4 27 (7.89%) Network Design
5 26 (7.60%) Load Balancing
6 25 (7.31%) Disaster Recovery
7 23 (6.73%) Change Management
8 18 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (4.68%) Network Monitoring
10 14 (4.09%) Network Architecture
11 11 (3.22%) Capacity Planning
11 11 (3.22%) Incident Management
12 10 (2.92%) Change Control
13 9 (2.63%) Resource Management
13 9 (2.63%) Service Management
13 9 (2.63%) E-Commerce
14 8 (2.34%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (2.34%) SIEM
15 7 (2.05%) Enterprise Architecture
15 7 (2.05%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 29 (8.48%) SQL
2 5 (1.46%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.17%) C
4 3 (0.88%) C++
4 3 (0.88%) Java
5 1 (0.29%) Lingo
Qualifications
1 132 (38.60%) Cisco Certification
2 75 (21.93%) CCNP
3 74 (21.64%) CCNA
4 21 (6.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (5.56%) CCIE
6 18 (5.26%) HP ASE
7 14 (4.09%) MCSE
8 13 (3.80%) MCITP
9 12 (3.51%) Degree
9 12 (3.51%) MCTS
10 8 (2.34%) Security Cleared
10 8 (2.34%) CCDP
11 7 (2.05%) SC Cleared
12 6 (1.75%) CCVP
13 5 (1.46%) JNCIP
14 3 (0.88%) MCSA
14 3 (0.88%) MCP
15 2 (0.58%) CCSE
15 2 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 2 (0.58%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (8.77%) SLA
2 5 (1.46%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.88%) QA
4 2 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 118 (34.50%) Active Directory
2 43 (12.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (12.57%) Hyper-V
3 9 (2.63%) Terminal Server
4 8 (2.34%) VMware ESX
5 5 (1.46%) vSphere
6 4 (1.17%) XenApp
6 4 (1.17%) XenServer
7 2 (0.58%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.29%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (2.05%) SCOM
2 6 (1.75%) WSUS
2 6 (1.75%) SCCM
3 4 (1.17%) Zenoss
3 4 (1.17%) WhatsUp Gold
3 4 (1.17%) Backup Exec
4 3 (0.88%) NetBackup
4 3 (0.88%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.58%) Nagios
5 2 (0.58%) ARCserve
5 2 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.58%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (0.58%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.29%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.29%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.29%) WMI
6 1 (0.29%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 192 (56.14%) Cisco
2 104 (30.41%) Microsoft
3 91 (26.61%) VMware
4 58 (16.96%) Citrix
5 52 (15.20%) HP
6 47 (13.74%) CheckPoint
7 28 (8.19%) Juniper
8 20 (5.85%) F5
9 18 (5.26%) Huawei
10 10 (2.92%) Apple
11 9 (2.63%) Avaya
12 8 (2.34%) NetApp
12 8 (2.34%) WatchGuard
13 7 (2.05%) IBM
14 6 (1.75%) SAP
14 6 (1.75%) Dell
15 5 (1.46%) Oracle
15 5 (1.46%) Red Hat
15 5 (1.46%) Symantec
15 5 (1.46%) Sophos
Worcestershire
Consult Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £28500 per annum + training and excellent package
Posted: 5 days ago
Worcester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Law Society
Salary: From £35,373 to £41,616 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £18000 - £19000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago