Period
to 17 July 2019

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 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 79 104 105
Rank change year-on-year +25 +1 -35
Permanent jobs citing LAN 276 264 299
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.49% 2.78% 2.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.45% 17.47% 19.45%
Number of salaries quoted 244 200 260
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £39,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50% +1.27%
10th Percentile £22,250 £25,475 £25,500
90th Percentile £66,750 £59,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -1.16%

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 1,582 1,511 1,537
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.00% 15.91% 15.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1,144 1,033 1,247
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £62,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.16% +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 2019.

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 2019. 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 +27 121 £52,500 +31.25% 21
Solihull +29 44 £42,500 - 8
Staffordshire +22 29 £22,500 -10.00% 7
Dudley +3 19 £25,000 -3.85% 1
Warwickshire -1 15 £52,500 +87.50% 3
Worcestershire -25 12 £46,000 +58.62% 1
Coventry -13 10 £32,243 -5.86% 7
Shropshire -7 5 £42,500 -19.05% 1
Sutton Coldfield - 5 £29,000 -
Walsall +6 3 £37,000 +37.03%
Halesowen - 3 £24,000 -
Herefordshire -26 2 £24,750 -17.50%
Wednesbury - 2 £41,250 -
West Bromwich - 1 - - 1
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 2019, 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.

1 245 (88.77%) WAN
2 134 (48.55%) Firewall
3 121 (43.84%) Windows
4 118 (42.75%) Cisco
5 94 (34.06%) Active Directory
6 81 (29.35%) ITIL
7 77 (27.90%) Windows Server
8 72 (26.09%) VMware
9 71 (25.72%) Microsoft
9 71 (25.72%) Office 365
10 69 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
11 68 (24.64%) Citrix
11 68 (24.64%) CheckPoint
12 64 (23.19%) VMware Infrastructure
13 52 (18.84%) CCNP
14 45 (16.30%) Microsoft Azure
15 43 (15.58%) Service Delivery
16 41 (14.86%) OSPF
16 41 (14.86%) Windows Server 2012
17 40 (14.49%) Finance
18 39 (14.13%) Microsoft Office
19 38 (13.77%) HP
20 37 (13.41%) SQL Server
20 37 (13.41%) Fortinet
21 35 (12.68%) MS Exchange
22 33 (11.96%) SLA
22 33 (11.96%) VPN
22 33 (11.96%) Linux
22 33 (11.96%) Change Management
22 33 (11.96%) Windows Server 2008

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 35 (12.68%) MS Exchange
2 17 (6.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2013
3 10 (3.62%) Skype for Business
4 7 (2.54%) IIS
5 4 (1.45%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.09%) JBoss
6 3 (1.09%) WildFly
7 1 (0.36%) Apache
Applications
1 39 (14.13%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.72%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.17%) JDE OneWorld
2 5 (1.81%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.36%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 71 (25.72%) Office 365
2 45 (16.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (10.51%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (0.72%) OneDrive
4 2 (0.72%) OpenDNS
5 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.36%) IaaS
5 1 (0.36%) PaaS
5 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 245 (88.77%) WAN
2 134 (48.55%) Firewall
3 41 (14.86%) OSPF
4 33 (11.96%) VPN
5 32 (11.59%) Cisco ASA
5 32 (11.59%) Network Security
6 29 (10.51%) MPLS
7 28 (10.14%) DNS
8 27 (9.78%) VoIP
8 27 (9.78%) Wi-Fi
9 26 (9.42%) TCP/IP
10 25 (9.06%) Wireless
11 22 (7.97%) SAN
12 21 (7.61%) DHCP
13 18 (6.52%) WLAN
14 15 (5.43%) Internet
15 13 (4.71%) VLAN
16 11 (3.99%) IPsec
17 10 (3.62%) BGP
17 10 (3.62%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (13.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (0.72%) MySQL
3 1 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.36%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.36%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (1.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.36%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.36%) Subversion
General
1 40 (14.49%) Finance
2 30 (10.87%) Telecoms
3 11 (3.99%) Back Office
3 11 (3.99%) Retail
4 10 (3.62%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.17%) Banking
6 3 (1.09%) Law
6 3 (1.09%) Legal
6 3 (1.09%) Marketing
7 2 (0.72%) Billing
8 1 (0.36%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 66 (23.91%) Analyst
2 38 (13.77%) Network Engineer
3 24 (8.70%) Network Specialist
3 24 (8.70%) Technical Specialist
4 23 (8.33%) Support Analyst
5 22 (7.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 20 (7.25%) Architect
7 19 (6.88%) Support Engineer
8 18 (6.52%) IT Engineer
9 16 (5.80%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 15 (5.43%) Network Architect
11 14 (5.07%) Consultant
11 14 (5.07%) IT Support
12 13 (4.71%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (4.35%) Network Analyst
14 11 (3.99%) Desktop Support
15 10 (3.62%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 10 (3.62%) IT Manager
15 10 (3.62%) Service Analyst
15 10 (3.62%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.17%) EDI
1 6 (2.17%) EDIFACT
1 6 (2.17%) XML
2 5 (1.81%) Web Services
3 4 (1.45%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.72%) LDAP
5 1 (0.36%) .NET
5 1 (0.36%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.36%) Code First Entity Framework
5 1 (0.36%) COM
5 1 (0.36%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.36%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 33 (11.96%) Data Centre
2 9 (3.26%) CESG
3 7 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.54%) BYOD
3 7 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (2.54%) Smartphone
4 6 (2.17%) Blackberry
4 6 (2.17%) Data Protection Act
4 6 (2.17%) iSeries
4 6 (2.17%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.81%) Fat Client
5 5 (1.81%) Private Cloud
5 5 (1.81%) Thin Client
6 4 (1.45%) Driving Licence
6 4 (1.45%) FMCG
6 4 (1.45%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.45%) PMI
6 4 (1.45%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 121 (43.84%) Windows
2 77 (27.90%) Windows Server
3 41 (14.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 33 (11.96%) Linux
4 33 (11.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (7.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (7.25%) Windows 7
7 13 (4.71%) Unix
8 12 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (4.35%) Windows 10
9 5 (1.81%) Android
9 5 (1.81%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.45%) CatOS
10 4 (1.45%) Windows Phone
11 3 (1.09%) Data ONTAP
11 3 (1.09%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.72%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.72%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.36%) Solaris
13 1 (0.36%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (29.35%) ITIL
2 43 (15.58%) Service Delivery
3 33 (11.96%) Change Management
4 31 (11.23%) Network Design
5 30 (10.87%) Presales
6 27 (9.78%) Network Management
7 26 (9.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 24 (8.70%) Load Balancing
9 22 (7.97%) Incident Management
10 21 (7.61%) Continuous Improvement
10 21 (7.61%) PRINCE2
10 21 (7.61%) Problem-Solving
11 20 (7.25%) Capacity Planning
11 20 (7.25%) ITSM
11 20 (7.25%) Mentoring
12 19 (6.88%) Network Architecture
13 16 (5.80%) Business Continuity
14 15 (5.43%) Problem Management
14 15 (5.43%) Project Management
15 14 (5.07%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 30 (10.87%) SQL
2 27 (9.78%) PowerShell
3 10 (3.62%) C
4 6 (2.17%) Java
4 6 (2.17%) RPG
4 6 (2.17%) RPG IV
5 5 (1.81%) Python
6 2 (0.72%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.36%) C#
7 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.36%) VB
7 1 (0.36%) VB6
Qualifications
1 69 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (18.84%) CCNP
3 31 (11.23%) CCNA
4 27 (9.78%) Degree
5 26 (9.42%) MCSE
5 26 (9.42%) Microsoft Certification
6 23 (8.33%) CCDP
7 19 (6.88%) MCP
8 17 (6.16%) CCIE
9 13 (4.71%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (4.35%) MCSA
11 9 (3.26%) CCDA
12 8 (2.90%) JNCIA
13 7 (2.54%) MCITP
14 6 (2.17%) MCDST
15 5 (1.81%) SC Cleared
15 5 (1.81%) Security Cleared
16 4 (1.45%) CISSP
16 4 (1.45%) PMI Certification
16 4 (1.45%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (11.96%) SLA
2 26 (9.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (3.99%) COBIT
4 10 (3.62%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.45%) QA
6 2 (0.72%) GDPR
6 2 (0.72%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 94 (34.06%) Active Directory
2 64 (23.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 22 (7.97%) XenApp
5 15 (5.43%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (4.71%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.81%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (1.45%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 3 (1.09%) NLBS
9 3 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (1.09%) Xen
10 2 (0.72%) Firmware
10 2 (0.72%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.72%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.36%) Postfix
11 1 (0.36%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.36%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 17 (6.16%) SCCM
2 7 (2.54%) Backup Exec
2 7 (2.54%) WSUS
3 4 (1.45%) FortiGate
4 3 (1.09%) AirWatch
4 3 (1.09%) Cacti
4 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (1.09%) Nagios
5 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.72%) SCOM
6 1 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.36%) Control-M
6 1 (0.36%) Icinga
6 1 (0.36%) QRadar
6 1 (0.36%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 118 (42.75%) Cisco
2 72 (26.09%) VMware
3 71 (25.72%) Microsoft
4 68 (24.64%) CheckPoint
4 68 (24.64%) Citrix
5 38 (13.77%) HP
6 37 (13.41%) Fortinet
7 25 (9.06%) Juniper
8 21 (7.61%) Meraki
9 16 (5.80%) Avaya
9 16 (5.80%) NetApp
10 14 (5.07%) Veeam
11 13 (4.71%) Red Hat
12 11 (3.99%) F5
12 11 (3.99%) Mitel
13 9 (3.26%) SonicWALL
14 8 (2.90%) Aruba
14 8 (2.90%) SolarWinds
15 7 (2.54%) Aerohive Networks
15 7 (2.54%) Symantec