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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 68 102 85
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -17
Permanent jobs citing LAN 212 112 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.69% 2.11% 2.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.99% 13.27% 16.28%
Number of salaries quoted 192 91 105
Average salary £32,250 £32,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.78% -14.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £20,550 £22,800
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,450 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%
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
964 844 786
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.77% 15.87% 16.86%
Number of salaries quoted 807 687 651
Average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,457 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £55,000 £52,300
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 24 October 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 24 October 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 77 £38,500 +17.55% 22
Staffordshire +6 33 £25,500 -5.55% 4
Coventry +18 32 £41,000 +2.50% 1
Warwickshire +18 28 £29,975 -2.52% 3
Solihull -2 10 £28,750 +33.72% 2
Worcestershire -3 7 £18,000 -57.64% 1
Dudley 0 4 £30,000 -33.33%
West Bromwich +7 3 £19,000 -57.77%
Walsall -3 3 £20,000 -33.33%
Shropshire -8 2 £40,000 +9.58%
Wolverhampton -12 2 £30,500 -6.35%
Herefordshire - 1 £40,000 - 5
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 328 (90.61%) WAN
2 189 (52.21%) Windows
3 173 (47.79%) Cisco
4 155 (42.82%) Firewall
5 145 (40.06%) Cisco Certification
6 123 (33.98%) Microsoft
7 114 (31.49%) Active Directory
8 108 (29.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 107 (29.56%) TCP/IP
10 106 (29.28%) Citrix
10 106 (29.28%) VMware
11 104 (28.73%) CCNP
12 102 (28.18%) CCNA
13 92 (25.41%) VPN
14 83 (22.93%) MS Exchange
15 81 (22.38%) ITIL
16 80 (22.10%) Windows Server 2003
17 75 (20.72%) MS Excel
18 68 (18.78%) SAN
19 63 (17.40%) Finance
20 62 (17.13%) HP
21 61 (16.85%) Exchange Server 2010
22 59 (16.30%) MPLS
23 58 (16.02%) Internet
23 58 (16.02%) VMware Infrastructure
24 57 (15.75%) CheckPoint
25 53 (14.64%) DNS
25 53 (14.64%) Windows 7
26 50 (13.81%) Microsoft Certification
27 48 (13.26%) Telecoms

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 83 (22.93%) MS Exchange
2 61 (16.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 31 (8.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 25 (6.91%) Exchange Server 2007
5 18 (4.97%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (4.14%) SharePoint
7 12 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2003
8 9 (2.49%) Tomcat
8 9 (2.49%) IIS
9 7 (1.93%) Lync
10 3 (0.83%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.28%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 75 (20.72%) MS Excel
2 33 (9.12%) MS Office
3 5 (1.38%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.55%) MS Project
4 2 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.28%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.76%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (1.66%) Office 365
3 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 328 (90.61%) WAN
2 155 (42.82%) Firewall
3 107 (29.56%) TCP/IP
4 92 (25.41%) VPN
5 68 (18.78%) SAN
6 59 (16.30%) MPLS
7 58 (16.02%) Internet
8 53 (14.64%) DNS
9 42 (11.60%) VoIP
10 41 (11.33%) DHCP
11 39 (10.77%) Network Security
12 32 (8.84%) OSPF
13 31 (8.56%) Wireless
13 31 (8.56%) Cisco ASA
14 30 (8.29%) Cisco Nexus
15 25 (6.91%) BGP
16 23 (6.35%) VLAN
17 22 (6.08%) EIGRP
17 22 (6.08%) WLAN
18 18 (4.97%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (9.12%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (3.31%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (2.21%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (1.38%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.83%) MySQL
7 2 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.28%) DB2
8 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (1.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.55%) MSI
General
1 63 (17.40%) Finance
2 48 (13.26%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.59%) Legal
4 6 (1.66%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.38%) Banking
5 5 (1.38%) Law
6 3 (0.83%) Retail
7 1 (0.28%) Advertising
7 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.28%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 95 (26.24%) Analyst
2 89 (24.59%) Network Engineer
3 42 (11.60%) Support Engineer
4 34 (9.39%) Network Analyst
5 26 (7.18%) IT Support
6 22 (6.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 20 (5.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 20 (5.52%) Service Desk Analyst
7 20 (5.52%) Service Analyst
7 20 (5.52%) Support Analyst
8 16 (4.42%) 2nd Line Support
9 15 (4.14%) Administrator
9 15 (4.14%) Senior Analyst
9 15 (4.14%) Consultant
9 15 (4.14%) Systems Administrator
9 15 (4.14%) Security Engineer
10 14 (3.87%) Desktop Support
11 13 (3.59%) 3rd Line Support
11 13 (3.59%) Network Security Engineer
11 13 (3.59%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.87%) Web Services
2 13 (3.59%) CSS
3 8 (2.21%) .NET
4 7 (1.93%) XML
5 4 (1.10%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.18%) Blackberry
2 14 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.59%) Mathematics
4 9 (2.49%) PDA
5 7 (1.93%) Statistics
5 7 (1.93%) Computer Science
5 7 (1.93%) Replication
5 7 (1.93%) Performance Metrics
6 6 (1.66%) GIS
6 6 (1.66%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.38%) EqualLogic
8 4 (1.10%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.83%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.83%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.83%) FlexPod
10 2 (0.55%) iPhone
10 2 (0.55%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.55%) PMI
10 2 (0.55%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 189 (52.21%) Windows
2 108 (29.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 80 (22.10%) Windows Server 2003
4 53 (14.64%) Windows 7
5 40 (11.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 37 (10.22%) Windows XP
7 23 (6.35%) Windows 8
8 18 (4.97%) Linux
9 11 (3.04%) UNIX
10 9 (2.49%) Solaris
10 9 (2.49%) Apple iOS
11 7 (1.93%) Android
12 5 (1.38%) VMS
13 3 (0.83%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.28%) SUSE
15 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.28%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (22.38%) ITIL
2 35 (9.67%) Network Management
3 33 (9.12%) Network Monitoring
4 23 (6.35%) Performance Monitoring
5 21 (5.80%) Capacity Planning
5 21 (5.80%) Load Balancing
6 20 (5.52%) Disaster Recovery
7 19 (5.25%) Incident Management
8 15 (4.14%) Change Control
9 14 (3.87%) Service Management
10 13 (3.59%) Service Delivery
10 13 (3.59%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (3.31%) Performance Tuning
12 11 (3.04%) Asset Management
13 9 (2.49%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (2.49%) Coaching
14 8 (2.21%) Business Continuity
14 8 (2.21%) PRINCE2
15 7 (1.93%) Project Management
15 7 (1.93%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (10.22%) SQL
2 12 (3.31%) C
3 9 (2.49%) Shell Script
3 9 (2.49%) Korn
4 6 (1.66%) Java
5 5 (1.38%) PowerShell
5 5 (1.38%) R
Qualifications
1 145 (40.06%) Cisco Certification
2 104 (28.73%) CCNP
3 102 (28.18%) CCNA
4 50 (13.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 34 (9.39%) MCSE
6 25 (6.91%) Degree
7 19 (5.25%) CCIE
8 14 (3.87%) CCIP
8 14 (3.87%) CCDP
9 13 (3.59%) CCDA
10 12 (3.31%) Security Cleared
11 11 (3.04%) CCSA
11 11 (3.04%) CCSE
12 10 (2.76%) MCP
13 9 (2.49%) HND
14 8 (2.21%) SC Cleared
15 7 (1.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 7 (1.93%) MCITP
15 7 (1.93%) MCSA
16 6 (1.66%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.52%) SLA
2 3 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.55%) ISO 9000
3 2 (0.55%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.28%) COBIT
System Software
1 114 (31.49%) Active Directory
2 58 (16.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (11.33%) vSphere
4 40 (11.05%) Hyper-V
5 31 (8.56%) XenApp
6 19 (5.25%) VMware ESX
7 10 (2.76%) XenDesktop
8 8 (2.21%) vCloud
9 7 (1.93%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (1.38%) Terminal Server
11 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.55%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.28%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.28%) Xen
13 1 (0.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.28%) SRDF
13 1 (0.28%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 1 (0.28%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 24 (6.63%) SCCM
2 8 (2.21%) Backup Exec
3 6 (1.66%) Nagios
4 5 (1.38%) MAILsweeper
4 5 (1.38%) EMC NetWorker
5 4 (1.10%) Cisco UCCX
5 4 (1.10%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.83%) WSUS
6 3 (0.83%) SCOM
6 3 (0.83%) SolarWinds Orion
6 3 (0.83%) Cisco UCCE
6 3 (0.83%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.55%) XenMobile
7 2 (0.55%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.28%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 173 (47.79%) Cisco
2 123 (33.98%) Microsoft
3 106 (29.28%) Citrix
3 106 (29.28%) VMware
4 62 (17.13%) HP
5 57 (15.75%) CheckPoint
6 29 (8.01%) NetApp
7 27 (7.46%) Juniper
8 21 (5.80%) EMC
9 17 (4.70%) Apple
10 15 (4.14%) Remedy
11 14 (3.87%) CommVault
12 13 (3.59%) Nokia
12 13 (3.59%) F5
13 12 (3.31%) LANDesk
13 12 (3.31%) Symantec
14 10 (2.76%) McAfee
14 10 (2.76%) IBM
14 10 (2.76%) Oracle
15 9 (2.49%) Dell
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: negotiable
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + car allowance
Posted: 12 hours ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £27850 per annum + 33 days hol, childcare + bens
Posted: 13 hours ago
Herefordshire
The One Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
West Midlands
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £30,000 to £36,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £27850 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Capita
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Etech Partners
Salary: From £45,000 to £48,000 per annum To £48K + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Capita
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £28500.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £35,000 to £36,000 per annum plus 30% benefits package (excellent
Posted: 3 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago