Period
to 5 December 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 5 December 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
England > Midlands
6 months to
5 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 83 63 94
Rank change year-on-year -20 +31 +21
Permanent jobs citing LAN 158 471 418
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 3.28% 4.17% 3.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.53% 22.08% 18.39%
Number of salaries quoted 161 414 313
Median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +7.79% +2.67%
10th Percentile £26,911 £20,575 £25,350
90th Percentile £58,750 £60,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £43,250
% change year-on-year +4.65% -0.58% +1.76%

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 809 2,133 2,273
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 16.80% 18.90% 17.35%
Number of salaries quoted 647 1,559 1,664
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,450 £23,000
90th Percentile £66,000 £62,100 £64,920
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 5 December 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 5 December 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 -23 99 £45,000 - 25
East Midlands +6 56 £37,500 +7.14% 25
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 148 (93.67%) WAN
2 79 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 78 (49.37%) Cisco
4 76 (48.10%) Windows
5 73 (46.20%) Firewall
6 67 (42.41%) Active Directory
7 62 (39.24%) VMware
8 52 (32.91%) DNS
9 45 (28.48%) Data Centre
10 44 (27.85%) Cisco Certification
11 43 (27.22%) ITIL
12 42 (26.58%) SAN
13 41 (25.95%) DHCP
13 41 (25.95%) TCP/IP
14 40 (25.32%) Office 365
15 38 (24.05%) Azure
16 36 (22.78%) Network Security
17 33 (20.89%) Windows Server 2008
17 33 (20.89%) Citrix
18 32 (20.25%) CCNP
18 32 (20.25%) VPN
18 32 (20.25%) Windows Server
19 29 (18.35%) Change Management
20 28 (17.72%) CCNA
21 27 (17.09%) Microsoft Certification
21 27 (17.09%) Problem-Solving
22 26 (16.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 26 (16.46%) MCSA
22 26 (16.46%) Wi-Fi
23 25 (15.82%) iSCSI

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 18 (11.39%) MS Exchange
2 8 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (1.90%) IIS
5 2 (1.27%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (11.39%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 40 (25.32%) Office 365
2 38 (24.05%) Azure
3 18 (11.39%) AWS
4 3 (1.90%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.90%) GCP
4 3 (1.90%) IaaS
5 2 (1.27%) SaaS
6 1 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.63%) Amazon ECS
6 1 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.63%) Cloudflare
6 1 (0.63%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.63%) PaaS
6 1 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 148 (93.67%) WAN
2 73 (46.20%) Firewall
3 52 (32.91%) DNS
4 42 (26.58%) SAN
5 41 (25.95%) DHCP
5 41 (25.95%) TCP/IP
6 36 (22.78%) Network Security
7 32 (20.25%) VPN
8 26 (16.46%) Wi-Fi
9 25 (15.82%) iSCSI
9 25 (15.82%) VLAN
10 23 (14.56%) Wireless
11 22 (13.92%) Fibre Channel
12 17 (10.76%) VoIP
13 15 (9.49%) Cisco ASA
13 15 (9.49%) Internet
14 13 (8.23%) MPLS
15 11 (6.96%) Cisco Nexus
15 11 (6.96%) OSPF
15 11 (6.96%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.96%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.27%) OLAP
3 2 (1.27%) OLTP
4 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2019
4 1 (0.63%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (8.23%) Telecoms
2 9 (5.70%) Public Sector
3 4 (2.53%) Retail
4 3 (1.90%) Finance
5 2 (1.27%) Banking
5 2 (1.27%) Fire and Rescue
5 2 (1.27%) French Language
5 2 (1.27%) Legal
6 1 (0.63%) Back Office
6 1 (0.63%) Law
Job Titles
1 49 (31.01%) Network Engineer
2 26 (16.46%) Analyst
3 19 (12.03%) IT Engineer
4 17 (10.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (8.86%) IT Analyst
6 11 (6.96%) Security Engineer
7 9 (5.70%) Network Security Engineer
8 8 (5.06%) Architect
8 8 (5.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 8 (5.06%) IT Support
8 8 (5.06%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (5.06%) Support Engineer
9 7 (4.43%) Senior Network Engineer
9 7 (4.43%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (4.43%) Team Leader
10 6 (3.80%) Administrator
10 6 (3.80%) Infrastructure Team Leader
10 6 (3.80%) Network Architect
10 6 (3.80%) Network Systems Engineer
11 5 (3.16%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.27%) Web Services
2 1 (0.63%) .NET
2 1 (0.63%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 45 (28.48%) Data Centre
2 18 (11.39%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.43%) Client/Server
4 7 (4.43%) Driving Licence
4 7 (4.43%) Replication
5 4 (2.53%) PKI
6 3 (1.90%) Clustering
6 3 (1.90%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.27%) Internet of Things
7 2 (1.27%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.27%) NHS
7 2 (1.27%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.63%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.63%) EPoS
8 1 (0.63%) IPTV
8 1 (0.63%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.63%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 76 (48.10%) Windows
2 33 (20.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (20.25%) Windows Server
4 22 (13.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (9.49%) Windows 10
6 11 (6.96%) Windows Server 2016
7 10 (6.33%) Linux
8 8 (5.06%) Windows Server 2019
9 6 (3.80%) Android
9 6 (3.80%) Windows 7
10 4 (2.53%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (1.27%) CentOS
12 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.63%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.63%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.63%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (27.22%) ITIL
2 29 (18.35%) Change Management
3 27 (17.09%) Problem-Solving
4 26 (16.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 19 (12.03%) Network Design
6 14 (8.86%) Information Security
7 13 (8.23%) Project Management
8 12 (7.59%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (7.59%) Presales
9 10 (6.33%) Cybersecurity
9 10 (6.33%) Network Monitoring
10 9 (5.70%) Service Delivery
11 7 (4.43%) ITIL V3
11 7 (4.43%) Proactive Monitoring
11 7 (4.43%) Project Delivery
12 6 (3.80%) Antivirus Management
12 6 (3.80%) Mentoring
12 6 (3.80%) Server Management
12 6 (3.80%) SIEM
12 6 (3.80%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 11 (6.96%) PowerShell
2 9 (5.70%) SQL
3 3 (1.90%) Python
Qualifications
1 44 (27.85%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (20.25%) CCNP
3 28 (17.72%) CCNA
4 27 (17.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (16.46%) MCSA
6 23 (14.56%) Server+ Certification
7 12 (7.59%) MCSE
8 9 (5.70%) CCSA
9 8 (5.06%) Check Point Certification
9 8 (5.06%) MCP
10 7 (4.43%) CCDA
11 6 (3.80%) CISSP
11 6 (3.80%) Security Cleared
12 5 (3.16%) CCENT
12 5 (3.16%) CCIE
12 5 (3.16%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (2.53%) SC Cleared
14 3 (1.90%) DBS Check
14 3 (1.90%) Degree
15 2 (1.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.06%) SLA
2 6 (3.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (3.16%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.63%) GDPR
5 1 (0.63%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 67 (42.41%) Active Directory
2 21 (13.29%) Hyper-V
3 19 (12.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (6.33%) Virtual Servers
5 9 (5.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (2.53%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.90%) Terminal Services
7 3 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (1.90%) XenApp
8 2 (1.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (5.06%) vCenter Server
2 5 (3.16%) SCCM
2 5 (3.16%) WSUS
3 4 (2.53%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (2.53%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.90%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.27%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.63%) Cisco CME
6 1 (0.63%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.63%) Puppet
6 1 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 79 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 78 (49.37%) Cisco
3 62 (39.24%) VMware
4 33 (20.89%) Citrix
5 17 (10.76%) CheckPoint
6 16 (10.13%) Palo Alto
7 11 (6.96%) Fortinet
7 11 (6.96%) NetApp
8 10 (6.33%) Mitel
9 9 (5.70%) Meraki
10 8 (5.06%) Juniper
11 7 (4.43%) HP
11 7 (4.43%) SolarWinds
12 6 (3.80%) Apple
13 5 (3.16%) Avaya
13 5 (3.16%) Dell
13 5 (3.16%) Siemens
14 4 (2.53%) Sophos
14 4 (2.53%) Splunk
14 4 (2.53%) Symantec