Period
to 15 November 2019

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 15 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
England > Midlands
6 months to
15 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 58 89 107
Rank change year-on-year +31 +18 -30
Permanent jobs citing LAN 473 436 429
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 4.14% 3.30% 2.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.77% 18.92% 18.00%
Number of salaries quoted 394 328 365
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £20,750 £24,613 £24,350
90th Percentile £60,000 £65,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £42,500 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% -

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 2,173 2,305 2,383
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 19.01% 17.46% 15.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1,563 1,697 1,938
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% -1.28%
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,650 £23,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for LAN in the Midlands

LAN
Salary Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LAN in the Midlands.

Salary trend for LAN in the Midlands

LAN
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in the Midlands over the 6 months to 15 November 2019.

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 15 November 2019. 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 +34 321 £42,500 +13.33% 50
East Midlands +15 152 £35,500 -12.35% 31
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 15 November 2019, 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.

1 436 (92.18%) WAN
2 264 (55.81%) Firewall
3 249 (52.64%) Cisco
4 182 (38.48%) Windows
5 146 (30.87%) Microsoft
6 143 (30.23%) Cisco Certification
7 130 (27.48%) Active Directory
8 123 (26.00%) Office 365
9 115 (24.31%) VMware
10 106 (22.41%) Windows Server
11 104 (21.99%) CCNP
12 96 (20.30%) Wireless
13 89 (18.82%) ITIL
14 87 (18.39%) CheckPoint
15 85 (17.97%) DNS
15 85 (17.97%) VMware Infrastructure
16 79 (16.70%) Citrix
17 78 (16.49%) VPN
18 76 (16.07%) DHCP
18 76 (16.07%) MS Exchange
18 76 (16.07%) OSPF
19 74 (15.64%) Microsoft Office
20 73 (15.43%) Linux
21 72 (15.22%) HP
22 71 (15.01%) Change Management
22 71 (15.01%) Data Centre
23 70 (14.80%) TCP/IP
24 66 (13.95%) Azure
25 62 (13.11%) Fortinet
26 60 (12.68%) Telecoms

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 76 (16.07%) MS Exchange
2 29 (6.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 29 (6.13%) Exchange Server 2013
3 21 (4.44%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.90%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.42%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.42%) IIS
5 2 (0.42%) Quickr
Applications
1 74 (15.64%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.21%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 2 (0.42%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.21%) Pegasus Opera
2 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.21%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 123 (26.00%) Office 365
2 66 (13.95%) Azure
3 39 (8.25%) AWS
4 7 (1.48%) SaaS
5 4 (0.85%) PaaS
6 3 (0.63%) IaaS
6 3 (0.63%) Mimecast
6 3 (0.63%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.42%) G Suite
7 2 (0.42%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 436 (92.18%) WAN
2 264 (55.81%) Firewall
3 96 (20.30%) Wireless
4 85 (17.97%) DNS
5 78 (16.49%) VPN
6 76 (16.07%) DHCP
6 76 (16.07%) OSPF
7 70 (14.80%) TCP/IP
8 58 (12.26%) Cisco ASA
9 55 (11.63%) Network Security
10 52 (10.99%) Wi-Fi
11 46 (9.73%) SAN
11 46 (9.73%) VoIP
12 45 (9.51%) WLAN
13 34 (7.19%) BGP
13 34 (7.19%) MPLS
14 29 (6.13%) Internet
15 26 (5.50%) Cisco IOS
15 26 (5.50%) Cisco Nexus
16 25 (5.29%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (0.42%) OLAP
2 2 (0.42%) OLTP
2 2 (0.42%) SAP BW
2 2 (0.42%) SAP HANA
2 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.21%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.21%) MySQL
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.42%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.42%) Visual Studio
General
1 60 (12.68%) Telecoms
2 34 (7.19%) Finance
3 23 (4.86%) Retail
4 15 (3.17%) Public Sector
5 6 (1.27%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.85%) Aerospace
6 4 (0.85%) Back Office
6 4 (0.85%) Banking
7 3 (0.63%) Law
8 1 (0.21%) Advertising
8 1 (0.21%) Billing
8 1 (0.21%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.21%) French Language
8 1 (0.21%) German Language
8 1 (0.21%) Local Government
8 1 (0.21%) Marketing
8 1 (0.21%) Portuguese Language
8 1 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 111 (23.47%) Network Engineer
2 79 (16.70%) Support Engineer
3 78 (16.49%) Analyst
4 74 (15.64%) IT Support
5 62 (13.11%) IT Engineer
6 52 (10.99%) IT Support Engineer
7 36 (7.61%) Senior Network Engineer
8 31 (6.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 26 (5.50%) Network Specialist
9 26 (5.50%) Support Analyst
9 26 (5.50%) Technical Specialist
10 24 (5.07%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 24 (5.07%) Lead Network Engineer
11 21 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support
12 20 (4.23%) Architect
13 19 (4.02%) IT Analyst
14 18 (3.81%) Infrastructure Manager
15 17 (3.59%) Network Architect
16 16 (3.38%) Cisco Engineer
17 14 (2.96%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (0.85%) 802.1X
2 3 (0.63%) Web Services
3 2 (0.42%) Middleware
3 2 (0.42%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.21%) .NET
4 1 (0.21%) COM
4 1 (0.21%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 71 (15.01%) Data Centre
2 29 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (2.96%) CCTV
3 14 (2.96%) User Experience
4 10 (2.11%) Driving Licence
5 9 (1.90%) AS400
5 9 (1.90%) Client/Server
5 9 (1.90%) Security Operations Centre
5 9 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (1.69%) CESG
7 7 (1.48%) BYOD
8 6 (1.27%) Cyberthreat
8 6 (1.27%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.06%) Clustering
9 5 (1.06%) Replication
10 4 (0.85%) Social Media
11 3 (0.63%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.63%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.63%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 182 (38.48%) Windows
2 106 (22.41%) Windows Server
3 73 (15.43%) Linux
4 50 (10.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 45 (9.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 37 (7.82%) Windows 10
7 21 (4.44%) Windows 7
8 19 (4.02%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (3.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (3.38%) Unix
10 7 (1.48%) Windows 8
11 6 (1.27%) Android
12 4 (0.85%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.85%) CatOS
13 2 (0.42%) FreeBSD
13 2 (0.42%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.21%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (18.82%) ITIL
2 71 (15.01%) Change Management
3 51 (10.78%) Mentoring
4 46 (9.73%) Service Delivery
5 44 (9.30%) Continuous Improvement
5 44 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 41 (8.67%) Migration
6 41 (8.67%) Network Management
6 41 (8.67%) Problem-Solving
7 31 (6.55%) IT Strategy
7 31 (6.55%) Root Cause Analysis
7 31 (6.55%) Service Management
8 28 (5.92%) ITSM
8 28 (5.92%) Network Design
9 27 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
9 27 (5.71%) Presales
9 27 (5.71%) Project Management
10 26 (5.50%) Incident Management
11 22 (4.65%) Cybersecurity
12 21 (4.44%) Antivirus Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (6.77%) SQL
2 20 (4.23%) PowerShell
3 3 (0.63%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 143 (30.23%) Cisco Certification
2 104 (21.99%) CCNP
3 49 (10.36%) CCNA
4 40 (8.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 38 (8.03%) MCSE
6 31 (6.55%) CCIE
7 29 (6.13%) CCDP
8 26 (5.50%) MCSA
9 21 (4.44%) MCP
9 21 (4.44%) Security Cleared
10 20 (4.23%) Degree
11 18 (3.81%) ITIL Certification
12 17 (3.59%) SC Cleared
13 13 (2.75%) CCDA
13 13 (2.75%) DBS Check
14 9 (1.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 6 (1.27%) CCAA
15 6 (1.27%) Citrix Certification
16 4 (0.85%) JNCIS
16 4 (0.85%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (10.78%) SLA
2 21 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (2.11%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.06%) COBIT
5 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.21%) GDPR
5 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.21%) NIST
5 1 (0.21%) QA
5 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 130 (27.48%) Active Directory
2 85 (17.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (11.21%) Hyper-V
4 35 (7.40%) XenApp
5 24 (5.07%) XenDesktop
6 19 (4.02%) Virtual Servers
7 13 (2.75%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (2.54%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (1.48%) Terminal Services
10 6 (1.27%) Terminal Server
11 5 (1.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (1.06%) vSphere
12 4 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.85%) VMware NSX
13 3 (0.63%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.21%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 1 (0.21%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 29 (6.13%) SCCM
2 21 (4.44%) Cisco Prime
3 14 (2.96%) Backup Exec
4 11 (2.33%) FortiGate
5 6 (1.27%) WSUS
6 5 (1.06%) Cacti
6 5 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (0.85%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.63%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (0.63%) Icinga
8 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.63%) Nagios
8 3 (0.63%) SCOM
8 3 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.42%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.42%) Ansible
9 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.42%) Puppet
Vendors
1 249 (52.64%) Cisco
2 146 (30.87%) Microsoft
3 115 (24.31%) VMware
4 87 (18.39%) CheckPoint
5 79 (16.70%) Citrix
6 72 (15.22%) HP
7 62 (13.11%) Fortinet
8 40 (8.46%) Juniper
8 40 (8.46%) SolarWinds
9 34 (7.19%) Veeam
10 31 (6.55%) Meraki
11 24 (5.07%) NetApp
12 19 (4.02%) Symantec
13 17 (3.59%) F5
13 17 (3.59%) Palo Alto
14 16 (3.38%) Mitel
14 16 (3.38%) Red Hat
15 15 (3.17%) Avaya
16 13 (2.75%) 3PAR
16 13 (2.75%) Oracle