Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 104 104 70
Rank change year-on-year 0 -34 +27
Permanent jobs citing LAN 264 299 474
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.78% 2.97% 3.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.47% 19.45% 25.48%
Number of salaries quoted 200 260 373
West Midlands median annual salary £39,000 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.50% +1.27% +12.86%
10th Percentile £25,475 £25,500 £23,550
90th Percentile £59,000 £57,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -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 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 1,511 1,537 1,860
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.91% 15.27% 14.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1,033 1,247 1,482
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,000 £24,250 £24,259
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 -3 136 £40,000 - 9
Coventry +19 42 £34,250 -30.46% 6
Worcestershire +7 21 £29,000 -27.50%
Staffordshire -3 15 £25,000 -23.08% 1
Wolverhampton -8 13 £36,000 -1.37% 1
Dudley - 13 £26,000 - 1
Warwickshire -4 8 £28,000 -20.00% 2
Shropshire +18 3 £52,500 -1.87% 2
Solihull +1 3 £42,500 +21.43%
Herefordshire +21 1 £30,000 -40.00%
Walsall +1 1 £27,001 -26.03%
Brierley Hill 0 1 - -
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for LAN.

1 243 (92.05%) WAN
2 155 (58.71%) Cisco
3 136 (51.52%) Firewall
4 134 (50.76%) Windows
5 123 (46.59%) ITIL
6 116 (43.94%) VMware
7 107 (40.53%) Data Centre
8 95 (35.98%) Active Directory
9 93 (35.23%) Windows Server
10 91 (34.47%) Microsoft
11 84 (31.82%) Cisco Certification
11 84 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
12 68 (25.76%) VPN
13 67 (25.38%) CCNP
14 65 (24.62%) CheckPoint
15 64 (24.24%) HP
16 63 (23.86%) OSPF
17 60 (22.73%) MPLS
18 58 (21.97%) MS Exchange
19 52 (19.70%) Fortinet
20 51 (19.32%) Wireless
20 51 (19.32%) Network Management
20 51 (19.32%) VMware ESXi
21 50 (18.94%) Presales
21 50 (18.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
22 48 (18.18%) VLAN
22 48 (18.18%) SSL
23 47 (17.80%) SQL Server
23 47 (17.80%) Load Balancing
24 46 (17.42%) Project Management

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 58 (21.97%) MS Exchange
2 15 (5.68%) IIS
3 11 (4.17%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.89%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.76%) CMS
Applications
1 16 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) assyst
1 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 32 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (7.95%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (7.20%) Office 365
4 3 (1.14%) SaaS
5 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 243 (92.05%) WAN
2 136 (51.52%) Firewall
3 68 (25.76%) VPN
4 63 (23.86%) OSPF
5 60 (22.73%) MPLS
6 51 (19.32%) Wireless
7 48 (18.18%) SSL
7 48 (18.18%) VLAN
8 43 (16.29%) VoIP
9 42 (15.91%) WLAN
10 41 (15.53%) SAN
10 41 (15.53%) TCP/IP
11 40 (15.15%) Cisco ASA
12 39 (14.77%) Cisco Firepower
13 32 (12.12%) IPsec
14 30 (11.36%) Network Security
15 28 (10.61%) DNS
16 27 (10.23%) Cisco Wireless
17 25 (9.47%) DHCP
18 22 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (17.80%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.38%) MySQL
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 37 (14.02%) Finance
2 14 (5.30%) Manufacturing
3 11 (4.17%) Retail
3 11 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.89%) Law
5 3 (1.14%) Automotive
6 2 (0.76%) Marketing
7 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.38%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 58 (21.97%) Analyst
2 44 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 37 (14.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 33 (12.50%) Network Engineer
5 32 (12.12%) Architect
6 28 (10.61%) Solutions Architect
7 25 (9.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 24 (9.09%) Security Architect
8 24 (9.09%) Technical Support
9 23 (8.71%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 23 (8.71%) Network Support
9 23 (8.71%) Security Solutions Architect
10 20 (7.58%) Consultant
10 20 (7.58%) Network Analyst
11 19 (7.20%) Network Consultant
12 18 (6.82%) 3rd Line Support
12 18 (6.82%) Cisco Consultant
12 18 (6.82%) IT Support
12 18 (6.82%) Network Support Analyst
12 18 (6.82%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.89%) COM
2 2 (0.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 107 (40.53%) Data Centre
2 27 (10.23%) Computer Science
3 26 (9.85%) Driving Licence
4 23 (8.71%) Cyberthreat
4 23 (8.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 21 (7.95%) Self-Motivation
6 14 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (3.41%) Virtual Team
8 6 (2.27%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.89%) Mobile Computing
10 4 (1.52%) Fat Client
10 4 (1.52%) Thin Client
11 3 (1.14%) iPad
11 3 (1.14%) iPhone
11 3 (1.14%) Smartphone
12 2 (0.76%) Clustering
12 2 (0.76%) CMDB
12 2 (0.76%) PDA
12 2 (0.76%) Public Cloud
13 1 (0.38%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 134 (50.76%) Windows
2 93 (35.23%) Windows Server
3 35 (13.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 31 (11.74%) Linux
5 19 (7.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (6.44%) Windows 7
7 16 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (5.30%) Windows 10
9 11 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (2.65%) Android
10 7 (2.65%) Windows XP
11 5 (1.89%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.52%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.76%) CentOS
13 2 (0.76%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.76%) Windows Phone 7
14 1 (0.38%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (46.59%) ITIL
2 51 (19.32%) Network Management
3 50 (18.94%) Presales
4 47 (17.80%) Load Balancing
5 46 (17.42%) Project Management
6 45 (17.05%) Network Design
7 42 (15.91%) Incident Management
8 38 (14.39%) Stakeholder Management
9 35 (13.26%) Disaster Recovery
10 31 (11.74%) PRINCE2
11 28 (10.61%) Business Continuity
11 28 (10.61%) IT Strategy
11 28 (10.61%) Problem-Solving
11 28 (10.61%) Service Delivery
12 25 (9.47%) Software Engineering
12 25 (9.47%) Translating Business Requirements
13 23 (8.71%) Malware Detection/Protection
13 23 (8.71%) SIEM
13 23 (8.71%) Software Optimisation
13 23 (8.71%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.17%) SQL
2 10 (3.79%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.27%) Bash Shell
3 6 (2.27%) Python
4 3 (1.14%) C
4 3 (1.14%) Ruby
5 2 (0.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 84 (31.82%) Cisco Certification
2 67 (25.38%) CCNP
3 38 (14.39%) CCNA
4 36 (13.64%) Degree
5 34 (12.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 32 (12.12%) ITIL Certification
7 30 (11.36%) CCDP
8 26 (9.85%) MCSE
9 25 (9.47%) Computer Science Degree
10 17 (6.44%) CISSP
11 16 (6.06%) ISSAP
12 15 (5.68%) CCSE
12 15 (5.68%) IISP
12 15 (5.68%) JNCIP
13 14 (5.30%) MCSA
14 11 (4.17%) MCP
15 6 (2.27%) Check Point Certification
15 6 (2.27%) MCITP
16 4 (1.52%) Security Cleared
16 4 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (18.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 42 (15.91%) SLA
3 25 (9.47%) COBIT
4 8 (3.03%) GDPR
4 8 (3.03%) PMO
5 6 (2.27%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (1.52%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 95 (35.98%) Active Directory
2 84 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (19.32%) VMware ESXi
4 15 (5.68%) Firmware
5 13 (4.92%) Hyper-V
6 8 (3.03%) vSphere
7 4 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (1.14%) XenApp
9 2 (0.76%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (0.76%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.76%) VMware GSX
Systems Management
1 33 (12.50%) QRadar
2 18 (6.82%) WhatsUp Gold
3 8 (3.03%) SCCM
4 6 (2.27%) WSUS
5 5 (1.89%) AirWatch
5 5 (1.89%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.14%) NetVault Backup
6 3 (1.14%) SCOM
7 2 (0.76%) Nagios
7 2 (0.76%) SELinux
7 2 (0.76%) SmoothWall
8 1 (0.38%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.38%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 155 (58.71%) Cisco
2 116 (43.94%) VMware
3 91 (34.47%) Microsoft
4 65 (24.62%) CheckPoint
5 64 (24.24%) HP
6 52 (19.70%) Fortinet
7 35 (13.26%) Juniper
8 27 (10.23%) F5
8 27 (10.23%) SolarWinds
9 23 (8.71%) Forcepoint
9 23 (8.71%) Tufin
10 21 (7.95%) Meraki
11 18 (6.82%) Citrix
11 18 (6.82%) IBM
11 18 (6.82%) Tripwire
12 15 (5.68%) LogRhythm
12 15 (5.68%) Splunk
13 14 (5.30%) Red Hat
14 12 (4.55%) NetApp
15 8 (3.03%) Avaya