Period
to 25 September 2021

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 25 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
England > Midlands
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 123 75 66
Rank change year-on-year -48 -9 +31
Permanent jobs citing LAN 261 146 468
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.53% 3.78% 4.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.61% 21.89% 21.06%
Number of salaries quoted 230 116 395
10th Percentile £26,500 £29,625 £21,100
25th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £25,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
75th Percentile £52,500 £52,813 £55,000
90th Percentile £61,375 £58,125 £65,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% -3.41%

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 1,482 667 2,222
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 14.37% 17.28% 19.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1,188 514 1,648
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,925 £24,750
25th Percentile £32,500 £34,625 £29,825
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £43,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -2.30% +2.35% +6.25%
75th Percentile £53,750 £53,750 £53,750
90th Percentile £67,875 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +14.13% -3.16%

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 25 September 2021.

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 25 September 2021. 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 -73 143 £42,250 -3.98% 34
East Midlands -7 116 £43,500 +16.00% 23
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, 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.

1 228 (87.36%) WAN
2 139 (53.26%) Windows
3 133 (50.96%) Firewall
4 121 (46.36%) Microsoft
5 117 (44.83%) Cisco
6 113 (43.30%) Active Directory
7 111 (42.53%) VMware
8 102 (39.08%) Microsoft 365
9 94 (36.02%) Windows Server
10 79 (30.27%) Azure
11 67 (25.67%) VMware Infrastructure
12 65 (24.90%) ITIL
13 63 (24.14%) DNS
13 63 (24.14%) Data Centre
14 62 (23.75%) Cisco Certification
15 61 (23.37%) DHCP
16 58 (22.22%) VPN
17 57 (21.84%) TCP/IP
18 55 (21.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 54 (20.69%) Wi-Fi
20 50 (19.16%) Windows Server 2016
21 48 (18.39%) CCNP
22 46 (17.62%) Windows Server 2012
22 46 (17.62%) Social Skills
23 45 (17.24%) Hyper-V
24 40 (15.33%) Microsoft Office
25 39 (14.94%) Telecoms
26 38 (14.56%) SQL
26 38 (14.56%) Windows 10
27 35 (13.41%) SCCM

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 27 (10.34%) MS Exchange
2 24 (9.20%) SharePoint
3 12 (4.60%) IIS
4 7 (2.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.53%) SAS
7 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 40 (15.33%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.92%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (3.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 102 (39.08%) Microsoft 365
2 79 (30.27%) Azure
3 20 (7.66%) IaaS
3 20 (7.66%) PaaS
4 16 (6.13%) AWS
5 14 (5.36%) Power Platform
6 13 (4.98%) Azure Active Directory
7 11 (4.21%) SaaS
8 9 (3.45%) OpenShift
9 8 (3.07%) OneDrive
10 7 (2.68%) Amazon EKS
10 7 (2.68%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (2.68%) AWS CodeCommit
10 7 (2.68%) AWS CodePipeline
10 7 (2.68%) Azure Pipelines
10 7 (2.68%) Dynamics 365
10 7 (2.68%) GCP
10 7 (2.68%) GitHub
10 7 (2.68%) Power Automate
11 6 (2.30%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 228 (87.36%) WAN
2 133 (50.96%) Firewall
3 63 (24.14%) DNS
4 61 (23.37%) DHCP
5 58 (22.22%) VPN
6 57 (21.84%) TCP/IP
7 54 (20.69%) Wi-Fi
8 35 (13.41%) Wireless
9 30 (11.49%) VLAN
10 21 (8.05%) WLAN
11 19 (7.28%) SAN
12 16 (6.13%) BGP
13 15 (5.75%) Cisco ISE
14 13 (4.98%) Internet
14 13 (4.98%) Network Security
14 13 (4.98%) Remote Desktop
15 12 (4.60%) Cisco ASA
15 12 (4.60%) SD-WAN
16 11 (4.21%) OSPF
17 10 (3.83%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.98%) MySQL
3 8 (3.07%) OLAP
3 8 (3.07%) OLTP
4 7 (2.68%) MongoDB
4 7 (2.68%) NoSQL
4 7 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.53%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.38%) DB2
6 1 (0.38%) FileMaker
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.38%) Power BI
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (3.45%) Git (software)
2 8 (3.07%) Visual Studio
3 7 (2.68%) GitLab
3 7 (2.68%) Jenkins
3 7 (2.68%) Vagrant
4 5 (1.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.77%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 46 (17.62%) Social Skills
2 39 (14.94%) Telecoms
3 35 (13.41%) Manufacturing
4 15 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (4.60%) Law
6 10 (3.83%) Public Sector
7 9 (3.45%) Legal
7 9 (3.45%) Organisational Skills
8 7 (2.68%) Automotive
9 5 (1.92%) Back Office
9 5 (1.92%) Banking
10 4 (1.53%) Finance
10 4 (1.53%) Local Government
10 4 (1.53%) Retail
11 2 (0.77%) Games
12 1 (0.38%) Advertising
12 1 (0.38%) Electronics
12 1 (0.38%) Military
12 1 (0.38%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 50 (19.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 48 (18.39%) Network Engineer
3 31 (11.88%) Analyst
4 27 (10.34%) IT Engineer
4 27 (10.34%) IT Support
5 19 (7.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 18 (6.90%) Support Engineer
7 17 (6.51%) Consultant
8 14 (5.36%) IT Manager
9 13 (4.98%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 12 (4.60%) Administrator
10 12 (4.60%) IT Analyst
10 12 (4.60%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 12 (4.60%) Service Analyst
10 12 (4.60%) Service Desk Analyst
10 12 (4.60%) Team Leader
11 11 (4.21%) Infrastructure Manager
11 11 (4.21%) Infrastructure Team Leader
11 11 (4.21%) Senior Network Engineer
11 11 (4.21%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.68%) .NET
1 7 (2.68%) .NET Core
1 7 (2.68%) AngularJS
1 7 (2.68%) ASP.NET
1 7 (2.68%) Django
1 7 (2.68%) Express
1 7 (2.68%) MEAN Stack
1 7 (2.68%) Node.js
1 7 (2.68%) Ruby on Rails
2 4 (1.53%) EDI
2 4 (1.53%) ISPF
2 4 (1.53%) SOAP
3 3 (1.15%) LDAP
4 2 (0.77%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 63 (24.14%) Data Centre
2 15 (5.75%) Driving Licence
3 14 (5.36%) FMCG
4 13 (4.98%) Clustering
4 13 (4.98%) Fat Client
4 13 (4.98%) Thin Client
5 11 (4.21%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (3.83%) User Experience
7 9 (3.45%) Public Cloud
8 8 (3.07%) Fibre Optics
9 7 (2.68%) Client/Server
10 6 (2.30%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (1.92%) Smartphone
12 4 (1.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 3 (1.15%) PKI
13 3 (1.15%) Social Media
13 3 (1.15%) Virtual Team
14 2 (0.77%) BYOD
14 2 (0.77%) Enterprise Storage
14 2 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 139 (53.26%) Windows
2 94 (36.02%) Windows Server
3 50 (19.16%) Windows Server 2016
4 46 (17.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 38 (14.56%) Windows 10
6 34 (13.03%) Linux
7 29 (11.11%) Windows Server 2019
8 15 (5.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (3.45%) Unix
9 9 (3.45%) Windows 7
10 6 (2.30%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (1.15%) Android
13 2 (0.77%) AIX
13 2 (0.77%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.77%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.38%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (24.90%) ITIL
2 55 (21.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 33 (12.64%) Problem-Solving
4 29 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 27 (10.34%) Security Patching
6 26 (9.96%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (9.58%) DevOps
7 25 (9.58%) Disaster Recovery
7 25 (9.58%) Project Management
8 19 (7.28%) Patch Management
9 18 (6.90%) Project Delivery
10 17 (6.51%) Information Security
11 15 (5.75%) Migration
12 14 (5.36%) Capacity Management
12 14 (5.36%) Coaching
12 14 (5.36%) CRM
12 14 (5.36%) Presales
12 14 (5.36%) PRINCE2
13 13 (4.98%) Computer Architecture
13 13 (4.98%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (14.56%) SQL
2 33 (12.64%) PowerShell
3 8 (3.07%) C
3 8 (3.07%) Python
4 7 (2.68%) Bash Shell
4 7 (2.68%) C#
4 7 (2.68%) C++
4 7 (2.68%) Java
4 7 (2.68%) JavaScript
4 7 (2.68%) Perl
4 7 (2.68%) PHP
4 7 (2.68%) Ruby
4 7 (2.68%) VB
4 7 (2.68%) VB.NET
5 3 (1.15%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 62 (23.75%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (18.39%) CCNP
3 32 (12.26%) CCNA
4 26 (9.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (7.28%) MCSA
6 17 (6.51%) CCDP
7 16 (6.13%) CISSP
7 16 (6.13%) MCSE
8 15 (5.75%) CISM
9 12 (4.60%) CCIE
10 8 (3.07%) CCIE Security
10 8 (3.07%) Degree
11 7 (2.68%) A+ Certification
12 6 (2.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (1.92%) Security Cleared
14 4 (1.53%) CISA
14 4 (1.53%) MCITP
14 4 (1.53%) MCP
15 3 (1.15%) SC Cleared
16 2 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (13.03%) SLA
2 14 (5.36%) PMO
3 8 (3.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (2.68%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (2.30%) NIST
6 5 (1.92%) PCI DSS
7 3 (1.15%) QA
8 1 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.38%) GDPR
8 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 113 (43.30%) Active Directory
2 67 (25.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (17.24%) Hyper-V
4 23 (8.81%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (3.45%) Docker
6 8 (3.07%) BitLocker
6 8 (3.07%) Terminal Server
6 8 (3.07%) VMware Server
6 8 (3.07%) vSphere
7 6 (2.30%) XenApp
8 2 (0.77%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.38%) Firmware
9 1 (0.38%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 35 (13.41%) SCCM
2 20 (7.66%) WSUS
3 19 (7.28%) Microsoft Intune
4 16 (6.13%) Single Sign-On
5 13 (4.98%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 9 (3.45%) Ansible
6 9 (3.45%) Cisco Prime
6 9 (3.45%) Kubernetes
6 9 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (3.45%) Terraform
6 9 (3.45%) vCenter Server
7 7 (2.68%) Puppet
8 5 (1.92%) Cisco CME
9 4 (1.53%) Backup Exec
9 4 (1.53%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (1.53%) Cisco UCCX
9 4 (1.53%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 3 (1.15%) FortiGate
10 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (0.77%) Kustomize
Vendors
1 121 (46.36%) Microsoft
2 117 (44.83%) Cisco
3 111 (42.53%) VMware
4 24 (9.20%) Citrix
4 24 (9.20%) SolarWinds
5 17 (6.51%) CheckPoint
6 15 (5.75%) Dell
6 15 (5.75%) Juniper
6 15 (5.75%) Veeam
7 14 (5.36%) HP
8 12 (4.60%) Palo Alto
9 11 (4.21%) Meraki
10 9 (3.45%) Aruba
10 9 (3.45%) F5
10 9 (3.45%) IBM
11 8 (3.07%) Oracle
11 8 (3.07%) Siemens
12 7 (2.68%) McAfee
12 7 (2.68%) RedGate
12 7 (2.68%) ServiceNow