Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West 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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 103 86 74
Rank change year-on-year -17 -12 -2
Permanent jobs citing LAN 287 347 372
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.93% 3.31% 3.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.51% 20.20% 23.98%
Number of salaries quoted 221 275 369
West Midlands median annual salary £35,500 £39,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.13% -1.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £23,125 £21,750 £23,625
90th Percentile £58,750 £54,730 £65,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £44,750
% change year-on-year - -5.03% +11.88%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,471 1,718 1,551
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.01% 16.39% 15.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1,165 1,331 1,345
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £58,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for LAN in the West Midlands

LAN
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for LAN in the West Midlands

LAN
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Salary histogram for LAN in the West Midlands

LAN
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 January 2018. 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
Birmingham +7 131 £37,500 -5.06% 6
Staffordshire -1 36 £35,000 +10.24% 4
Warwickshire +14 34 £47,500 +18.75% 5
Worcestershire -9 23 £28,500 -40.00% 6
Coventry -4 22 £39,000 -4.88% 5
Wolverhampton -1 9 £31,000 +40.91%
Solihull -17 8 £22,500 -40.00% 1
Shropshire +5 6 £35,000 -23.50% 2
Walsall 0 3 £30,500 +38.64% 1
Sutton Coldfield -8 3 £42,500 +30.77% 3
Herefordshire -16 2 £52,500 +16.67%
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, IT jobs citing LAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for LAN.

1 251 (87.46%) WAN
2 169 (58.89%) Firewall
3 144 (50.17%) Cisco
4 137 (47.74%) Windows
5 98 (34.15%) Cisco Certification
6 94 (32.75%) Microsoft
6 94 (32.75%) Active Directory
7 84 (29.27%) Windows Server
8 81 (28.22%) VMware
9 79 (27.53%) ITIL
10 71 (24.74%) CCNP
10 71 (24.74%) Juniper
11 61 (21.25%) MPLS
11 61 (21.25%) CCNA
12 57 (19.86%) VMware Infrastructure
13 55 (19.16%) HP
14 53 (18.47%) MS Exchange
15 52 (18.12%) VPN
16 48 (16.72%) WLAN
16 48 (16.72%) TCP/IP
16 48 (16.72%) Data Centre
17 46 (16.03%) VLAN
17 46 (16.03%) CheckPoint
18 43 (14.98%) VoIP
19 39 (13.59%) Office 365
20 38 (13.24%) Hyper-V
20 38 (13.24%) SAN
20 38 (13.24%) OSPF
21 37 (12.89%) Disaster Recovery
22 36 (12.54%) Telecoms

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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 53 (18.47%) MS Exchange
2 18 (6.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (4.53%) Skype for Business
4 8 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (2.79%) IIS
5 6 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.05%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.70%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 35 (12.20%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.05%) Workfront
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 39 (13.59%) Office 365
2 28 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.79%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.39%) Mimecast
4 4 (1.39%) SaaS
5 1 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 251 (87.46%) WAN
2 169 (58.89%) Firewall
3 61 (21.25%) MPLS
4 52 (18.12%) VPN
5 48 (16.72%) TCP/IP
5 48 (16.72%) WLAN
6 46 (16.03%) VLAN
7 43 (14.98%) VoIP
8 38 (13.24%) OSPF
8 38 (13.24%) SAN
9 36 (12.54%) Network Security
10 34 (11.85%) Wireless
11 29 (10.10%) Cisco ASA
11 29 (10.10%) DHCP
11 29 (10.10%) DNS
12 27 (9.41%) BGP
13 23 (8.01%) Internet
14 19 (6.62%) IPsec
14 19 (6.62%) SSL
14 19 (6.62%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (8.01%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.35%) MS Access
3 1 (0.35%) MySQL
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 36 (12.54%) Telecoms
2 31 (10.80%) Finance
3 10 (3.48%) Retail
4 6 (2.09%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.74%) Law
6 4 (1.39%) Legal
6 4 (1.39%) Multimedia
7 3 (1.05%) Automotive
7 3 (1.05%) Back Office
8 2 (0.70%) Advertising
8 2 (0.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 84 (29.27%) Network Engineer
2 56 (19.51%) Analyst
3 29 (10.10%) Senior Network Engineer
4 21 (7.32%) IT Support
4 21 (7.32%) Support Engineer
5 20 (6.97%) Support Analyst
6 17 (5.92%) Architect
6 17 (5.92%) Consultant
6 17 (5.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 15 (5.23%) 3rd Line Support
8 12 (4.18%) Network Analyst
8 12 (4.18%) Service Analyst
9 11 (3.83%) Solutions Architect
10 10 (3.48%) Administrator
10 10 (3.48%) Cisco Engineer
10 10 (3.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 10 (3.48%) Network Administrator
10 10 (3.48%) Service Desk Analyst
10 10 (3.48%) Systems Engineer
11 9 (3.14%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.79%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.05%) Middleware
2 3 (1.05%) XMPP
3 2 (0.70%) JSON
3 2 (0.70%) VXML
4 1 (0.35%) .NET
4 1 (0.35%) CSS
4 1 (0.35%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 48 (16.72%) Data Centre
2 28 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (7.67%) Driving Licence
4 16 (5.57%) Computer Science
5 11 (3.83%) PKI
6 9 (3.14%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (3.14%) Mobile Computing
7 8 (2.79%) Cyberthreat
7 8 (2.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (1.74%) Smartphone
8 5 (1.74%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.39%) Replication
10 3 (1.05%) iPad
10 3 (1.05%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.70%) AS400
11 2 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
12 1 (0.35%) CCTV
12 1 (0.35%) Enterprise Cloud
12 1 (0.35%) PDA
12 1 (0.35%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 137 (47.74%) Windows
2 84 (29.27%) Windows Server
3 27 (9.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (8.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (7.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (7.32%) Windows 10
7 14 (4.88%) Windows 7
8 12 (4.18%) Linux
9 11 (3.83%) Android
10 9 (3.14%) Windows 8
11 8 (2.79%) Unix
12 6 (2.09%) Windows XP
13 5 (1.74%) Apple iOS
13 5 (1.74%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.70%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.35%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (27.53%) ITIL
2 37 (12.89%) Disaster Recovery
3 33 (11.50%) Project Management
4 32 (11.15%) Network Design
5 28 (9.76%) Change Management
6 26 (9.06%) Presales
7 24 (8.36%) Business Continuity
8 21 (7.32%) Root Cause Analysis
9 19 (6.62%) Load Balancing
9 19 (6.62%) Network Management
10 18 (6.27%) Continuous Improvement
10 18 (6.27%) PRINCE2
10 18 (6.27%) Service Delivery
10 18 (6.27%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (5.57%) IT Strategy
11 16 (5.57%) Mentoring
11 16 (5.57%) SIEM
12 15 (5.23%) Incident Management
12 15 (5.23%) ITIL V3
12 15 (5.23%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 17 (5.92%) SQL
2 2 (0.70%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.35%) COBOL
3 1 (0.35%) Java
3 1 (0.35%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 98 (34.15%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (24.74%) CCNP
3 61 (21.25%) CCNA
4 24 (8.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (5.92%) Degree
6 16 (5.57%) Computer Science Degree
6 16 (5.57%) ITIL Certification
6 16 (5.57%) MCSE
7 15 (5.23%) CISSP
8 12 (4.18%) CCDP
8 12 (4.18%) CCIE
9 8 (2.79%) CCSE
9 8 (2.79%) IISP
9 8 (2.79%) ISSAP
9 8 (2.79%) JNCIA
9 8 (2.79%) JNCIP
9 8 (2.79%) JNCIS
10 6 (2.09%) DBS Check
10 6 (2.09%) GCIA
10 6 (2.09%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (5.92%) SLA
3 11 (3.83%) COBIT
4 7 (2.44%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.35%) PMO
5 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 94 (32.75%) Active Directory
2 57 (19.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (13.24%) Hyper-V
4 14 (4.88%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (2.79%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (2.44%) vSphere
7 6 (2.09%) XenApp
8 4 (1.39%) Forefront TMG
8 4 (1.39%) ISA Server
9 3 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (1.05%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.70%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.35%) Docker
11 1 (0.35%) Firmware
11 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.35%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.35%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (3.48%) QRadar
2 8 (2.79%) WSUS
3 5 (1.74%) AirWatch
3 5 (1.74%) Backup Exec
3 5 (1.74%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (1.74%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (1.39%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.70%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (0.70%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (0.70%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.70%) Puppet
5 2 (0.70%) SCCM
5 2 (0.70%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (0.35%) Ansible
6 1 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.35%) Packer
6 1 (0.35%) SCOM
6 1 (0.35%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 144 (50.17%) Cisco
2 94 (32.75%) Microsoft
3 81 (28.22%) VMware
4 71 (24.74%) Juniper
5 55 (19.16%) HP
6 46 (16.03%) CheckPoint
7 30 (10.45%) Fortinet
8 16 (5.57%) Citrix
9 14 (4.88%) F5
10 13 (4.53%) Motorola
11 12 (4.18%) Mitel
11 12 (4.18%) SolarWinds
12 11 (3.83%) IBM
12 11 (3.83%) Sophos
13 10 (3.48%) Veeam
14 9 (3.14%) McAfee
14 9 (3.14%) Symantec
14 9 (3.14%) Virgin Media
15 8 (2.79%) Forcepoint
15 8 (2.79%) Tufin