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 3 months to 26 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 49 98
Rank change year-on-year -36 +49  
Permanent jobs citing LAN 142 288 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.90% 4.59% 2.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.17% 30.13% 17.77%
Number of salaries quoted 119 212 115
Median salary £39,500 £40,000 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.25% +37.93%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £64,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% -  

LAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 704 956 788
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 14.38% 15.25% 14.89%
Number of salaries quoted 570 736 663
Median salary £39,500 £42,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.05% +18.05%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £59,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% -  

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing LAN as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 26 April 2017.

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 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -25 60 £37,500 -15.34% 5
Worcestershire -8 21 £39,500 -7.05% 6
Warwickshire +18 15 £35,000 -10.25% 3
Coventry -3 10 £60,000 +50.00% 3
Herefordshire -15 8 £50,000 - 1
Staffordshire -2 6 £30,500 -12.85% 4
Solihull -32 6 £35,000 +1.44% 4
Shropshire -5 5 £53,500 +71.20% 2
Wolverhampton +5 4 £43,000 +32.30%
West Bromwich 0 2 £37,500 -6.25%
Brierley Hill - 2 £27,250 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £62,000 -
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, 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.

1 244 (87.77%) WAN
2 172 (61.87%) Cisco
3 132 (47.48%) Firewall
4 126 (45.32%) Cisco Certification
5 105 (37.77%) CCNP
6 102 (36.69%) Windows
7 91 (32.73%) CCNA
8 82 (29.50%) Microsoft
9 70 (25.18%) ITIL
10 60 (21.58%) Active Directory
11 57 (20.50%) VMware
12 54 (19.42%) VPN
13 53 (19.06%) MPLS
14 52 (18.71%) Wi-Fi
15 51 (18.35%) OSPF
15 51 (18.35%) DNS
15 51 (18.35%) VoIP
16 50 (17.99%) HP
17 49 (17.63%) Network Security
18 47 (16.91%) Data Centre
19 46 (16.55%) DHCP
19 46 (16.55%) Windows Server
20 44 (15.83%) Cisco ASA
21 43 (15.47%) F5
21 43 (15.47%) Project Management
22 42 (15.11%) Wireless
22 42 (15.11%) CheckPoint
22 42 (15.11%) Degree
23 41 (14.75%) Load Balancing
23 41 (14.75%) TCP/IP

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 26 (9.35%) MS Exchange
2 14 (5.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (3.60%) IIS
4 7 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (1.44%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.08%) IBM Notes
6 3 (1.08%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.36%) SAS
8 1 (0.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 34 (12.23%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.36%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.16%) Workfront
2 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 27 (9.71%) Office 365
2 20 (7.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.60%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.16%) SaaS
5 1 (0.36%) G Suite
5 1 (0.36%) IaaS
5 1 (0.36%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.36%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 244 (87.77%) WAN
2 132 (47.48%) Firewall
3 54 (19.42%) VPN
4 53 (19.06%) MPLS
5 52 (18.71%) Wi-Fi
6 51 (18.35%) DNS
6 51 (18.35%) OSPF
6 51 (18.35%) VoIP
7 49 (17.63%) Network Security
8 46 (16.55%) DHCP
9 44 (15.83%) Cisco ASA
10 42 (15.11%) Wireless
11 41 (14.75%) TCP/IP
12 32 (11.51%) Cisco Nexus
13 28 (10.07%) Cisco IOS
14 26 (9.35%) VLAN
15 23 (8.27%) SAN
16 22 (7.91%) Internet
16 22 (7.91%) WLAN
17 21 (7.55%) BGP-4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.99%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.80%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.44%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.08%) DB2
4 3 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.36%) MS Access
5 1 (0.36%) MySQL
5 1 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (0.36%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.36%) Subversion
General
1 18 (6.47%) Finance
2 17 (6.12%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.60%) Manufacturing
4 9 (3.24%) Retail
5 4 (1.44%) Automotive
5 4 (1.44%) Marketing
5 4 (1.44%) Spanish Language
6 3 (1.08%) French Language
7 2 (0.72%) Legal
8 1 (0.36%) Back Office
8 1 (0.36%) Banking
8 1 (0.36%) Electronics
8 1 (0.36%) German Language
8 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.36%) Law
8 1 (0.36%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 110 (39.57%) Network Engineer
2 50 (17.99%) Senior Network Engineer
3 43 (15.47%) Cisco Engineer
4 41 (14.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 30 (10.79%) Analyst
6 26 (9.35%) Support Engineer
7 19 (6.83%) Security Engineer
8 17 (6.12%) IT Engineer
8 17 (6.12%) Network Security Engineer
9 15 (5.40%) Architect
9 15 (5.40%) IT Support
10 14 (5.04%) Switch Engineer
11 13 (4.68%) Administrator
11 13 (4.68%) Cisco Security Engineer
11 13 (4.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 12 (4.32%) IT Manager
13 11 (3.96%) Service Manager
13 11 (3.96%) Support Analyst
14 10 (3.60%) Consultant
15 9 (3.24%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (11.87%) 802.1X
2 6 (2.16%) Web Services
3 3 (1.08%) Middleware
4 2 (0.72%) .NET
5 1 (0.36%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.36%) EDI
5 1 (0.36%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 47 (16.91%) Data Centre
2 27 (9.71%) Computer Science
3 17 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.24%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.52%) Driving Licence
6 6 (2.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 6 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.08%) FMCG
8 3 (1.08%) iPad
9 2 (0.72%) Clustering
9 2 (0.72%) EPoS
9 2 (0.72%) Fintech
10 1 (0.36%) AS400
10 1 (0.36%) Blog
10 1 (0.36%) BYOD
10 1 (0.36%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.36%) Handset
10 1 (0.36%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.36%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 102 (36.69%) Windows
2 46 (16.55%) Windows Server
3 27 (9.71%) Windows 7
4 18 (6.47%) Linux
4 18 (6.47%) Windows 10
5 17 (6.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (5.40%) Windows 8
7 14 (5.04%) Unix
8 12 (4.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (3.24%) Android
9 9 (3.24%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (2.88%) Apple iOS
11 5 (1.80%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.72%) AIX
12 2 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.72%) Solaris
12 2 (0.72%) VyOS
12 2 (0.72%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.72%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (25.18%) ITIL
2 43 (15.47%) Project Management
3 41 (14.75%) Load Balancing
4 34 (12.23%) Mentoring
5 29 (10.43%) Continuous Improvement
5 29 (10.43%) Service Delivery
6 28 (10.07%) Network Management
7 25 (8.99%) Network Design
7 25 (8.99%) Root Cause Analysis
8 22 (7.91%) Software Engineering
9 21 (7.55%) Change Management
9 21 (7.55%) Problem Management
10 16 (5.76%) Presales
10 16 (5.76%) PRINCE2
10 16 (5.76%) Project Planning
11 13 (4.68%) Change Control
12 12 (4.32%) ITIL V3
13 11 (3.96%) Incident Management
13 11 (3.96%) SIEM
14 10 (3.60%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (7.19%) SQL
2 13 (4.68%) Java
3 7 (2.52%) COBOL
4 5 (1.80%) Bash Shell
4 5 (1.80%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.44%) Python
6 2 (0.72%) C#
6 2 (0.72%) Perl
7 1 (0.36%) VBA
7 1 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 126 (45.32%) Cisco Certification
2 105 (37.77%) CCNP
3 91 (32.73%) CCNA
4 42 (15.11%) Degree
5 24 (8.63%) ITIL Certification
5 24 (8.63%) Security Cleared
6 22 (7.91%) CCIE
6 22 (7.91%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (7.19%) SC Cleared
8 18 (6.47%) MCSE
9 8 (2.88%) CWNA
10 7 (2.52%) CCDA
10 7 (2.52%) CCDP
10 7 (2.52%) MCP
10 7 (2.52%) PMI Certification
10 7 (2.52%) PMP
11 6 (2.16%) CISSP
11 6 (2.16%) ISSAP
12 5 (1.80%) CCSP
12 5 (1.80%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (10.43%) PCI DSS
2 12 (4.32%) SLA
3 5 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 60 (21.58%) Active Directory
2 37 (13.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (6.47%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.16%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.44%) vSphere
6 4 (1.44%) XenApp
7 3 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.72%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (0.72%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.72%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.72%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.36%) Postfix
9 1 (0.36%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (3.60%) Cisco Prime
2 8 (2.88%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (1.08%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.08%) Cisco UCCE
3 3 (1.08%) SCCM
3 3 (1.08%) SCOM
4 2 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (0.72%) NetVault Backup
4 2 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.72%) SCOrch
4 2 (0.72%) WMI
4 2 (0.72%) WSUS
5 1 (0.36%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.36%) Nagios
5 1 (0.36%) QRadar
5 1 (0.36%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 172 (61.87%) Cisco
2 82 (29.50%) Microsoft
3 57 (20.50%) VMware
4 50 (17.99%) HP
5 43 (15.47%) F5
6 42 (15.11%) CheckPoint
7 29 (10.43%) Fortinet
8 21 (7.55%) Cyberoam
9 16 (5.76%) Citrix
9 16 (5.76%) SolarWinds
10 15 (5.40%) Avaya
11 14 (5.04%) Palo Alto
12 13 (4.68%) Juniper
12 13 (4.68%) Mitel
13 10 (3.60%) Oracle
14 8 (2.88%) Meraki
15 7 (2.52%) Motorola
15 7 (2.52%) Remedy
15 7 (2.52%) ServiceNow
16 6 (2.16%) Aruba
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Flexible Working
Posted: 19 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Flexible Hours
Posted: 19 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £75000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Michael Page International
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + 30% managerial bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Stafford, Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Includes great benefits package
Posted: 16 hours ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Capita
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £44454.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Evesham, Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Webrecruit
Salary: From £27,875 to £34,069 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
bet365
Salary: Competitive Base Salary + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £26000 - £36000 per annum + competitive package
Posted: 6 days ago
Studley, Warwickshire
Six Degrees Group
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
IDEX Corporation
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Stafford
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + Includes great benefits package
Posted: 13 days ago
Warwickshire
Proactive Appointments
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
The Coventry Building Society
Salary: £47,716 per year + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
West Midlands
HM Revenue and Customs
Salary: £47,500 - £52,500
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford, West Midlands
RCDTS
Salary: £47,500 - £52,500
Posted: 7 days ago