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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 74 63 79
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +16
Permanent jobs citing LAN 170 152 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.33% 3.70% 2.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.46% 21.44% 17.33%
Number of salaries quoted 157 119 129
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
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
792 709 808
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.50% 17.24% 17.12%
Number of salaries quoted 696 552 694
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £52,500
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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -12 57 £32,500 -7.14% 4
Staffordshire +1 28 £22,500 -10.00% 5
Warwickshire -9 21 £42,000 +55.55% 1
Coventry -14 18 £36,750 +9.65% 2
Solihull -6 11 £26,500 -18.46% 2
Shropshire -10 8 £30,500 -35.78% 2
Worcestershire -7 6 £32,750 -18.12% 4
Wolverhampton - 6 £27,250 -
Walsall +2 4 £25,000 -19.35%
Herefordshire -9 2 £22,000 -45.00%
Wednesbury - 2 £55,000 -
Dudley - 1 £27,000 -
Brierley Hill - 1 £31,500 -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 344 (86.65%) WAN
2 237 (59.70%) Windows
3 174 (43.83%) Cisco
4 157 (39.55%) Active Directory
5 147 (37.03%) Microsoft
6 143 (36.02%) Cisco Certification
6 143 (36.02%) Firewall
7 141 (35.52%) VMware
8 129 (32.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 108 (27.20%) VPN
10 107 (26.95%) Citrix
11 101 (25.44%) MS Exchange
12 100 (25.19%) TCP/IP
12 100 (25.19%) CCNA
13 89 (22.42%) CCNP
14 84 (21.16%) ITIL
15 80 (20.15%) Windows Server 2003
15 80 (20.15%) VMware Infrastructure
16 79 (19.90%) SAN
16 79 (19.90%) DNS
17 76 (19.14%) MS Excel
18 70 (17.63%) SQL
19 65 (16.37%) Windows Server 2012
20 63 (15.87%) Exchange Server 2010
21 61 (15.37%) SQL Server
22 57 (14.36%) Hyper-V
23 54 (13.60%) DHCP
24 50 (12.59%) Wireless
25 48 (12.09%) MS Office
26 45 (11.34%) CheckPoint

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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
1 101 (25.44%) MS Exchange
2 63 (15.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 33 (8.31%) Exchange Server 2007
4 24 (6.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 23 (5.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (3.27%) SharePoint
7 12 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2003
8 9 (2.27%) IIS
9 6 (1.51%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.76%) Apache
11 2 (0.50%) Lync
12 1 (0.25%) Joomla!
12 1 (0.25%) CMS
12 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 76 (19.14%) MS Excel
2 48 (12.09%) MS Office
3 6 (1.51%) MS Project
3 6 (1.51%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.25%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.25%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.04%) Office 365
2 6 (1.51%) SaaS
3 3 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 344 (86.65%) WAN
2 143 (36.02%) Firewall
3 108 (27.20%) VPN
4 100 (25.19%) TCP/IP
5 79 (19.90%) DNS
5 79 (19.90%) SAN
6 54 (13.60%) DHCP
7 50 (12.59%) Wireless
8 45 (11.34%) Network Security
9 38 (9.57%) Internet
10 35 (8.82%) MPLS
11 30 (7.56%) Cisco ASA
12 28 (7.05%) VoIP
13 27 (6.80%) OSPF
13 27 (6.80%) BGP
14 24 (6.05%) EIGRP
14 24 (6.05%) Cisco Nexus
15 22 (5.54%) VLAN
16 20 (5.04%) Cisco PIX
17 19 (4.79%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (15.37%) SQL Server
2 31 (7.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (6.05%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (3.78%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (3.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (1.76%) MySQL
8 4 (1.01%) SQLite
8 4 (1.01%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.76%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (3.02%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.50%) Subversion
3 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.25%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.25%) MSI
3 1 (0.25%) Bugzilla
General
1 32 (8.06%) Finance
2 31 (7.81%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.02%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.26%) Advertising
4 5 (1.26%) Games
4 5 (1.26%) Banking
5 4 (1.01%) Law
6 3 (0.76%) Legal
6 3 (0.76%) Electronics
7 1 (0.25%) Automotive
7 1 (0.25%) Retail
7 1 (0.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 79 (19.90%) Network Engineer
2 68 (17.13%) Analyst
3 49 (12.34%) Support Engineer
4 26 (6.55%) 2nd Line Support
5 25 (6.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 22 (5.54%) Field Engineer
6 22 (5.54%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 22 (5.54%) 3rd Line Support
7 19 (4.79%) Cisco Engineer
7 19 (4.79%) IT Support
8 16 (4.03%) Senior Network Engineer
8 16 (4.03%) Consultant
8 16 (4.03%) Support Analyst
9 15 (3.78%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 14 (3.53%) Architect
11 13 (3.27%) Service Desk Analyst
11 13 (3.27%) Service Analyst
12 12 (3.02%) Senior Analyst
12 12 (3.02%) Applications Support
12 12 (3.02%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (6.05%) CSS
2 20 (5.04%) .NET
3 19 (4.79%) XML
4 12 (3.02%) JSON
4 12 (3.02%) jQuery
5 11 (2.77%) Web Services
6 9 (2.27%) ASP.NET
6 9 (2.27%) HTML
6 9 (2.27%) .NET Framework
7 8 (2.02%) LINQ
7 8 (2.02%) HTML5
7 8 (2.02%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 8 (2.02%) DOM
7 8 (2.02%) EDI
8 4 (1.01%) WAP
8 4 (1.01%) Ajax
8 4 (1.01%) POCO
8 4 (1.01%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 4 (1.01%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 3 (0.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.79%) Blackberry
2 21 (5.29%) Management Information System
3 14 (3.53%) Statistics
4 13 (3.27%) Performance Metrics
5 8 (2.02%) GIS
5 8 (2.02%) EqualLogic
6 7 (1.76%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.51%) PDA
8 5 (1.26%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.26%) Mathematics
9 4 (1.01%) Replication
9 4 (1.01%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.76%) User Experience
10 3 (0.76%) Clustering
10 3 (0.76%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.50%) Tandem
11 2 (0.50%) NHS
12 1 (0.25%) Physics
12 1 (0.25%) Social Media
12 1 (0.25%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 237 (59.70%) Windows
2 129 (32.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 80 (20.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 65 (16.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (10.08%) Windows 7
6 37 (9.32%) Windows XP
7 31 (7.81%) Linux
8 30 (7.56%) Windows 8
9 16 (4.03%) Apple iOS
10 11 (2.77%) Android
11 10 (2.52%) Solaris
12 9 (2.27%) Windows 2000 Server
13 7 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (1.76%) UNIX
14 6 (1.51%) Ubuntu
15 5 (1.26%) Windows Vista
15 5 (1.26%) VMS
16 2 (0.50%) VxWorks
17 1 (0.25%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (21.16%) ITIL
2 32 (8.06%) Service Delivery
3 31 (7.81%) Network Monitoring
4 29 (7.30%) Incident Management
5 26 (6.55%) Change Control
6 24 (6.05%) Network Management
7 20 (5.04%) Capacity Planning
7 20 (5.04%) Disaster Recovery
8 17 (4.28%) Network Design
9 16 (4.03%) Network Architecture
10 15 (3.78%) Load Balancing
10 15 (3.78%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (3.53%) Change Management
11 14 (3.53%) Project Management
12 13 (3.27%) Performance Tuning
13 12 (3.02%) Business Continuity
14 11 (2.77%) E-Commerce
15 10 (2.52%) Configuration Management
16 9 (2.27%) Problem Management
16 9 (2.27%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 70 (17.63%) SQL
2 13 (3.27%) Java
3 12 (3.02%) JavaScript
3 12 (3.02%) C#
4 8 (2.02%) T-SQL
4 8 (2.02%) VB.NET
5 6 (1.51%) Shell Script
5 6 (1.51%) Korn
5 6 (1.51%) PowerShell
5 6 (1.51%) C
6 4 (1.01%) VC++
6 4 (1.01%) C++
6 4 (1.01%) PHP
7 3 (0.76%) R
8 1 (0.25%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 143 (36.02%) Cisco Certification
2 100 (25.19%) CCNA
3 89 (22.42%) CCNP
4 33 (8.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 28 (7.05%) MCSE
6 20 (5.04%) Security Cleared
7 17 (4.28%) Degree
8 15 (3.78%) SC Cleared
9 14 (3.53%) CCDP
10 12 (3.02%) CCIE
11 11 (2.77%) MCSA
11 11 (2.77%) CCSE
11 11 (2.77%) MCITP
12 10 (2.52%) CCSA
13 9 (2.27%) CCDA
14 8 (2.02%) MCP
15 7 (1.76%) CCIP
16 6 (1.51%) CCA
16 6 (1.51%) Citrix Certification
16 6 (1.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.53%) SLA
2 14 (3.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.01%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.25%) QA
System Software
1 157 (39.55%) Active Directory
2 80 (20.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (14.36%) Hyper-V
4 43 (10.83%) vSphere
5 20 (5.04%) XenApp
6 12 (3.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 11 (2.77%) VMware ESX
8 9 (2.27%) vCloud
9 7 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (1.76%) Terminal Services
10 4 (1.01%) Terminal Server
11 3 (0.76%) XenServer
11 3 (0.76%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.25%) SRDF
12 1 (0.25%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 1 (0.25%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.25%) Xen
12 1 (0.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 18 (4.53%) Nagios
2 10 (2.52%) SCCM
3 6 (1.51%) Backup Exec
4 5 (1.26%) MAILsweeper
4 5 (1.26%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (0.76%) CiscoWorks
6 2 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.50%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.25%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.25%) Plesk
7 1 (0.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.25%) WSUS
7 1 (0.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 174 (43.83%) Cisco
2 147 (37.03%) Microsoft
3 141 (35.52%) VMware
4 107 (26.95%) Citrix
5 45 (11.34%) CheckPoint
6 40 (10.08%) HP
7 31 (7.81%) Juniper
8 28 (7.05%) Avaya
8 28 (7.05%) NetApp
8 28 (7.05%) Apple
9 20 (5.04%) Nokia
9 20 (5.04%) EMC
10 18 (4.53%) Dell
11 16 (4.03%) F5
12 15 (3.78%) Remedy
13 14 (3.53%) Oracle
14 13 (3.27%) Nimsoft
15 11 (2.77%) CommVault
16 10 (2.52%) Symantec
16 10 (2.52%) SonicWALL
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Evesham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £10000 - £15000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
CPI Selection
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £38500 per annum + 46 days Hols + Great Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 30k per year + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Worcestershire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Pension, Bonus etc
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Stott & May
Salary: £40000 - £65000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Atherstone, Warwickshire
TNT Global IT
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Cannock
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum + Car
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Posted: 19 days ago
Telford
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Stoke-on- Trent
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago