Period
to 14 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for LAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited LAN over the 6 months to 14 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
England > Midlands
6 months to
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 75 93 103
Rank change year-on-year +18 +10 +11
Permanent jobs citing LAN 211 396 450
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 3.64% 3.28% 3.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.49% 17.25% 19.41%
Number of salaries quoted 165 344 390
Median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +0.63%
10th Percentile £21,000 £22,250 £23,975
90th Percentile £60,000 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.53% -5.56% +5.88%

LAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,030 2,296 2,318
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 17.76% 19.00% 15.52%
Number of salaries quoted 801 1,648 1,718
Median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £63,000 £65,000 £61,625
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing LAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for LAN in the Midlands

LAN
Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing LAN in the Midlands.

Salary trend for LAN in the Midlands

LAN
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing LAN in the Midlands over the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

Salary histogram for LAN in the Midlands

LAN
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 14 July 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +28 154 £44,250 -1.67% 16
East Midlands +16 57 £35,000 +2.94% 9
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 14 July 2020, IT jobs citing LAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for LAN.

1 184 (87.20%) WAN
2 101 (47.87%) Cisco
3 98 (46.45%) Windows
4 97 (45.97%) Firewall
5 80 (37.91%) Microsoft
6 75 (35.55%) VMware
7 63 (29.86%) Active Directory
8 61 (28.91%) Cisco Certification
9 57 (27.01%) Data Centre
10 53 (25.12%) ITIL
11 52 (24.64%) DHCP
12 51 (24.17%) DNS
13 49 (23.22%) TCP/IP
14 48 (22.75%) CCNP
15 46 (21.80%) SAN
16 42 (19.91%) Wireless
17 41 (19.43%) Microsoft Certification
18 38 (18.01%) MPLS
19 37 (17.54%) Windows Server
20 36 (17.06%) VPN
21 35 (16.59%) VMware Infrastructure
21 35 (16.59%) Cisco ASA
22 34 (16.11%) Windows Server 2008
23 33 (15.64%) Office 365
23 33 (15.64%) OSPF
24 32 (15.17%) MS Exchange
25 30 (14.22%) Degree
26 29 (13.74%) CCNA
26 29 (13.74%) Citrix
26 29 (13.74%) Infrastructure Engineering

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 32 (15.17%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (4.74%) SharePoint
4 9 (4.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (3.79%) IIS
6 2 (0.95%) Sitefinity
6 2 (0.95%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (6.64%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 33 (15.64%) Office 365
2 17 (8.06%) Azure
3 7 (3.32%) IaaS
4 5 (2.37%) AWS
5 4 (1.90%) SaaS
6 2 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.47%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 184 (87.20%) WAN
2 97 (45.97%) Firewall
3 52 (24.64%) DHCP
4 51 (24.17%) DNS
5 49 (23.22%) TCP/IP
6 46 (21.80%) SAN
7 42 (19.91%) Wireless
8 38 (18.01%) MPLS
9 36 (17.06%) VPN
10 35 (16.59%) Cisco ASA
11 33 (15.64%) OSPF
12 28 (13.27%) BGP
13 27 (12.80%) VLAN
14 24 (11.37%) Cisco Nexus
15 22 (10.43%) EIGRP
15 22 (10.43%) Network Security
16 20 (9.48%) Fibre Channel
17 18 (8.53%) Wi-Fi
18 17 (8.06%) iSCSI
18 17 (8.06%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 22 (10.43%) Public Sector
2 12 (5.69%) Finance
2 12 (5.69%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.90%) Automotive
3 4 (1.90%) Law
3 4 (1.90%) Retail
4 3 (1.42%) Back Office
5 2 (0.95%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.47%) Billing
6 1 (0.47%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.47%) French Language
6 1 (0.47%) German Language
6 1 (0.47%) Legal
6 1 (0.47%) Local Government
6 1 (0.47%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (0.47%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 62 (29.38%) Network Engineer
2 38 (18.01%) Analyst
3 17 (8.06%) Support Engineer
4 14 (6.64%) IT Engineer
5 13 (6.16%) Systems Engineer
6 11 (5.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 11 (5.21%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 11 (5.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (5.21%) IT Analyst
6 11 (5.21%) Senior Network Engineer
7 9 (4.27%) Support Analyst
8 8 (3.79%) 3rd Line Support
8 8 (3.79%) Architect
9 7 (3.32%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 7 (3.32%) IT Support
9 7 (3.32%) Team Leader
10 6 (2.84%) Network Analyst
10 6 (2.84%) Network Architect
10 6 (2.84%) Network Manager
10 6 (2.84%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.42%) LDAP
2 1 (0.47%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 57 (27.01%) Data Centre
2 18 (8.53%) Management Information System
3 15 (7.11%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.32%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.37%) CCTV
6 5 (2.37%) Clustering
7 3 (1.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (1.42%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.42%) PKI
7 3 (1.42%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.42%) User Experience
8 2 (0.95%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.95%) Replication
9 1 (0.47%) CMDB
9 1 (0.47%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.47%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.47%) IPTV
9 1 (0.47%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 98 (46.45%) Windows
2 37 (17.54%) Windows Server
3 34 (16.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (10.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (7.58%) Windows Server 2016
6 15 (7.11%) Windows 10
7 9 (4.27%) Android
7 9 (4.27%) Windows 7
8 7 (3.32%) Unix
9 5 (2.37%) Apple iOS
9 5 (2.37%) Windows 8
9 5 (2.37%) Windows Server 2019
10 4 (1.90%) Linux
11 3 (1.42%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.47%) CatOS
13 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (25.12%) ITIL
2 29 (13.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 28 (13.27%) Change Management
4 26 (12.32%) Network Design
4 26 (12.32%) Problem-Solving
5 17 (8.06%) Service Delivery
6 13 (6.16%) Information Security
7 12 (5.69%) Problem Management
7 12 (5.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (5.21%) Data Protection
8 11 (5.21%) Mentoring
8 11 (5.21%) Network Architecture
8 11 (5.21%) Presales
8 11 (5.21%) SIEM
9 10 (4.74%) Collaborative Working
9 10 (4.74%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (4.74%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (4.74%) Line Management
9 10 (4.74%) Network Management
9 10 (4.74%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 18 (8.53%) SQL
2 9 (4.27%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.90%) JavaScript
3 4 (1.90%) Python
4 3 (1.42%) Perl
4 3 (1.42%) PHP
5 1 (0.47%) C
5 1 (0.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 61 (28.91%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (22.75%) CCNP
3 41 (19.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (14.22%) Degree
5 29 (13.74%) CCNA
6 28 (13.27%) MCSE
7 27 (12.80%) MCSA
8 18 (8.53%) Server+ Certification
9 16 (7.58%) CCIE
10 14 (6.64%) Security Cleared
11 10 (4.74%) SC Cleared
12 8 (3.79%) DV Cleared
13 6 (2.84%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 5 (2.37%) CCDP
14 5 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (1.42%) CISSP
15 3 (1.42%) SANS
16 2 (0.95%) A+ Certification
16 2 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 2 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (9.95%) SLA
2 10 (4.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (3.32%) GDPR
4 6 (2.84%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.90%) COSHH
6 3 (1.42%) ISO 9001
6 3 (1.42%) QA
7 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 63 (29.86%) Active Directory
2 35 (16.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (11.85%) Hyper-V
4 11 (5.21%) Virtual Servers
5 9 (4.27%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (2.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (1.90%) Docker
8 3 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.42%) vSphere
8 3 (1.42%) XenApp
9 2 (0.95%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.95%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 14 (6.64%) SCCM
2 9 (4.27%) FortiGate
3 8 (3.79%) SCOM
4 5 (2.37%) Failover Clustering
5 4 (1.90%) CASB
5 4 (1.90%) Kubernetes
5 4 (1.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (1.42%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (1.42%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.42%) Terraform
6 3 (1.42%) WSUS
7 2 (0.95%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.47%) Cisco CME
8 1 (0.47%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.47%) OpenView
8 1 (0.47%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 101 (47.87%) Cisco
2 80 (37.91%) Microsoft
3 75 (35.55%) VMware
4 29 (13.74%) Citrix
5 27 (12.80%) CheckPoint
6 24 (11.37%) Palo Alto
7 23 (10.90%) HP
8 22 (10.43%) Fortinet
9 18 (8.53%) Juniper
10 14 (6.64%) McAfee
11 13 (6.16%) Meraki
12 11 (5.21%) Veeam
13 9 (4.27%) Symantec
14 8 (3.79%) Oracle
15 6 (2.84%) Apple
15 6 (2.84%) SolarWinds
16 5 (2.37%) Aruba
16 5 (2.37%) Dell
16 5 (2.37%) Siemens
17 4 (1.90%) Capita