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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 22 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
England > Midlands
6 months to
22 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 145 119 80
Rank change year-on-year -26 -39 +24
Permanent jobs citing LAN 254 203 244
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.31% 2.49% 3.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.83% 16.37% 19.08%
Number of salaries quoted 233 175 192
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,200 £19,750
25th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £26,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £43,751 £41,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.71% +2.50% -5.88%
75th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £53,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,750 £62,450
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -0.12%

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 1,713 1,240 1,279
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 15.56% 15.18% 17.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1,068 1,005 1,002
10th Percentile £25,500 £27,100 £26,250
25th Percentile £31,250 £33,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median % change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%
75th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £53,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.38%

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 22 May 2022.

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 22 May 2022. 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
Jobs
West Midlands -27 164 £43,126 +1.47% 29
East Midlands -34 73 £43,750 +9.38% 30
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2022, 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.

1 229 (90.16%) WAN
2 131 (51.57%) Cisco
3 109 (42.91%) Firewall
4 106 (41.73%) Windows
5 102 (40.16%) Active Directory
6 94 (37.01%) Microsoft
7 90 (35.43%) Azure
8 87 (34.25%) Microsoft 365
9 71 (27.95%) Social Skills
10 70 (27.56%) Windows Server
11 67 (26.38%) VPN
12 66 (25.98%) VMware
13 63 (24.80%) Cisco Certification
14 61 (24.02%) DHCP
15 59 (23.23%) DNS
15 59 (23.23%) Wi-Fi
16 53 (20.87%) Wireless
17 51 (20.08%) WLAN
17 51 (20.08%) Data Centre
18 49 (19.29%) TCP/IP
19 48 (18.90%) ITIL
20 46 (18.11%) VMware Infrastructure
21 43 (16.93%) Microsoft Office
22 42 (16.54%) Windows 10
23 40 (15.75%) CCNA
23 40 (15.75%) VLAN
24 32 (12.60%) Service Delivery
24 32 (12.60%) PowerShell
24 32 (12.60%) Hyper-V
25 31 (12.20%) Cisco ASA

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 31 (12.20%) SharePoint
2 20 (7.87%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (2.36%) Liferay
4 4 (1.57%) IIS
5 1 (0.39%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.39%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 43 (16.93%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 90 (35.43%) Azure
2 87 (34.25%) Microsoft 365
3 30 (11.81%) Azure Active Directory
4 27 (10.63%) AWS
5 16 (6.30%) IaaS
5 16 (6.30%) PaaS
5 16 (6.30%) Power Platform
6 12 (4.72%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.79%) Azure Key Vault
7 2 (0.79%) Azure Logic Apps
7 2 (0.79%) Azure Monitor
7 2 (0.79%) Azure Sentinel
7 2 (0.79%) GCP
7 2 (0.79%) Google Workspace
7 2 (0.79%) SaaS
8 1 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.39%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 229 (90.16%) WAN
2 109 (42.91%) Firewall
3 67 (26.38%) VPN
4 61 (24.02%) DHCP
5 59 (23.23%) DNS
5 59 (23.23%) Wi-Fi
6 53 (20.87%) Wireless
7 51 (20.08%) WLAN
8 49 (19.29%) TCP/IP
9 40 (15.75%) VLAN
10 31 (12.20%) Cisco ASA
11 25 (9.84%) Network Security
12 24 (9.45%) SD-WAN
13 22 (8.66%) BGP
13 22 (8.66%) OSPF
14 20 (7.87%) MPLS
14 20 (7.87%) VoIP
15 19 (7.48%) SAN
16 18 (7.09%) Cisco Nexus
16 18 (7.09%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.30%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.12%) Power BI
3 6 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.39%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.39%) OLAP
5 1 (0.39%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 7 (2.76%) Visual Studio
2 6 (2.36%) Postman
3 2 (0.79%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 71 (27.95%) Social Skills
2 21 (8.27%) Telecoms
3 18 (7.09%) Finance
3 18 (7.09%) Manufacturing
4 16 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (6.30%) Law
5 14 (5.51%) Documentation Skills
6 13 (5.12%) Retail
7 11 (4.33%) Organisational Skills
8 9 (3.54%) Automotive
9 7 (2.76%) Public Sector
10 4 (1.57%) Aerospace
10 4 (1.57%) Legal
11 3 (1.18%) Back Office
12 1 (0.39%) Games
12 1 (0.39%) Influencing Skills
12 1 (0.39%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 61 (24.02%) Network Engineer
2 31 (12.20%) Analyst
2 31 (12.20%) IT Engineer
2 31 (12.20%) IT Support
3 23 (9.06%) Support Engineer
4 19 (7.48%) Desktop Support
4 19 (7.48%) Support Analyst
5 15 (5.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 15 (5.91%) IT Support Engineer
6 13 (5.12%) Desktop Analyst
6 13 (5.12%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 13 (5.12%) IT Analyst
6 13 (5.12%) IT Technician
6 13 (5.12%) Network Specialist
7 12 (4.72%) Architect
7 12 (4.72%) IT Support Analyst
8 11 (4.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 11 (4.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (3.94%) Consultant
9 10 (3.94%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.72%) ARM Templates
2 6 (2.36%) .NET
2 6 (2.36%) CSS
2 6 (2.36%) HTML
2 6 (2.36%) JSON
2 6 (2.36%) RESTful
2 6 (2.36%) SOAP
2 6 (2.36%) Web Services
2 6 (2.36%) XML
2 6 (2.36%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 51 (20.08%) Data Centre
2 13 (5.12%) Clustering
3 12 (4.72%) Driving Licence
3 12 (4.72%) Fat Client
3 12 (4.72%) Thin Client
4 10 (3.94%) Cloud Native
4 10 (3.94%) Public Cloud
5 7 (2.76%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (1.97%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (1.57%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (1.57%) Fibre Optics
7 4 (1.57%) Legacy Systems
8 3 (1.18%) Digital Signage
8 3 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.79%) Replication
9 2 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.39%) CCTV
10 1 (0.39%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.39%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 106 (41.73%) Windows
2 70 (27.56%) Windows Server
3 42 (16.54%) Windows 10
4 29 (11.42%) Windows Server 2019
5 27 (10.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (9.06%) Windows 7
7 22 (8.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (5.91%) Linux
9 12 (4.72%) Windows Server 2016
10 10 (3.94%) Windows XP
11 4 (1.57%) Android
11 4 (1.57%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.57%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.18%) SUSE
13 2 (0.79%) CentOS
13 2 (0.79%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.79%) Unix
13 2 (0.79%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (18.90%) ITIL
2 32 (12.60%) Service Delivery
3 31 (12.20%) Change Management
4 29 (11.42%) Agile
4 29 (11.42%) Business Continuity
5 28 (11.02%) Disaster Recovery
6 26 (10.24%) Problem-Solving
7 24 (9.45%) Project Management
8 22 (8.66%) Load Balancing
9 19 (7.48%) Presales
10 16 (6.30%) Capacity Management
10 16 (6.30%) DevOps
10 16 (6.30%) ITSM
11 14 (5.51%) Business Intelligence
11 14 (5.51%) Coaching
11 14 (5.51%) Cybersecurity
11 14 (5.51%) Information Security
12 13 (5.12%) Mentoring
12 13 (5.12%) Network Management
13 12 (4.72%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 32 (12.60%) PowerShell
2 28 (11.02%) SQL
3 9 (3.54%) Python
4 7 (2.76%) T-SQL
5 6 (2.36%) Bash
5 6 (2.36%) Groovy
5 6 (2.36%) Java
5 6 (2.36%) JavaScript
5 6 (2.36%) VB.NET
6 2 (0.79%) C
6 2 (0.79%) C++
6 2 (0.79%) Perl
6 2 (0.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 63 (24.80%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (15.75%) CCNA
3 31 (12.20%) CCNP
4 17 (6.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (3.94%) MCSE
6 7 (2.76%) CWNA
7 6 (2.36%) DBS Check
8 5 (1.97%) Degree
8 5 (1.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (1.97%) MCP
9 4 (1.57%) MCSA
10 3 (1.18%) CCIE
10 3 (1.18%) Security Cleared
10 3 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.79%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.79%) CCA
11 2 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.79%) JNCIA
12 1 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.39%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (12.20%) SLA
2 10 (3.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (3.54%) Cyber Essentials
4 6 (2.36%) PMO
4 6 (2.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (1.97%) GDPR
6 4 (1.57%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 102 (40.16%) Active Directory
2 46 (18.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (12.60%) Hyper-V
4 16 (6.30%) XenApp
5 13 (5.12%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (3.94%) Docker
7 8 (3.15%) vSphere
8 3 (1.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.79%) Firmware
9 2 (0.79%) Lustre
9 2 (0.79%) NFS
9 2 (0.79%) Slurm Workload Manager
9 2 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.39%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.39%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 22 (8.66%) WSUS
2 16 (6.30%) SCCM
3 14 (5.51%) FortiGate
4 13 (5.12%) Microsoft Intune
5 10 (3.94%) Kubernetes
5 10 (3.94%) Terraform
6 7 (2.76%) Cisco Prime
7 4 (1.57%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 4 (1.57%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.79%) Ansible
8 2 (0.79%) Cisco CME
8 2 (0.79%) Ganglia
8 2 (0.79%) Nagios
8 2 (0.79%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.39%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 131 (51.57%) Cisco
2 94 (37.01%) Microsoft
3 66 (25.98%) VMware
4 26 (10.24%) Meraki
5 25 (9.84%) HP
6 22 (8.66%) Palo Alto
7 20 (7.87%) Veeam
8 19 (7.48%) Citrix
9 16 (6.30%) Juniper
10 12 (4.72%) CheckPoint
10 12 (4.72%) ServiceNow
11 11 (4.33%) Aruba
12 9 (3.54%) Dell
12 9 (3.54%) SolarWinds
13 8 (3.15%) Fortinet
14 7 (2.76%) Forcepoint
15 6 (2.36%) Ruckus Wireless
16 5 (1.97%) Avaya
16 5 (1.97%) ProCurve
16 5 (1.97%) WatchGuard