Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 103 79
Rank change year-on-year +18 -24 -6
Permanent jobs citing LAN 261 295 370
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.21% 2.94% 3.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.26% 19.34% 21.09%
Number of salaries quoted 194 231 303
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,000 £24,000 £21,500
90th Percentile £64,850 £57,500 £53,500
England median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.18% - -5.03%

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 1,512 1,525 1,754
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.61% 15.19% 15.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1,121 1,241 1,370
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -14 102 £47,500 +26.67% 12
Dudley - 27 £26,000 - 2
Staffordshire +12 24 £28,500 -18.57% 6
Worcestershire -1 24 £43,250 +46.61%
Coventry +15 23 £55,000 +41.03% 2
Warwickshire +11 19 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Wolverhampton +22 13 £42,500 +37.10%
Shropshire +11 9 £30,000 -14.29% 1
Solihull +2 8 £42,500 +88.89% 2
Brierley Hill - 5 £24,750 -
Herefordshire -4 3 £19,500 -62.86%
Walsall -1 1 £24,500 -19.67%
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 242 (92.72%) WAN
2 164 (62.84%) Cisco
3 156 (59.77%) Firewall
4 132 (50.57%) Windows
5 95 (36.40%) VMware
6 82 (31.42%) Data Centre
7 80 (30.65%) ITIL
8 75 (28.74%) HP
9 69 (26.44%) Microsoft
9 69 (26.44%) Windows Server
10 63 (24.14%) Cisco Certification
11 61 (23.37%) Citrix
12 60 (22.99%) OSPF
12 60 (22.99%) VMware Infrastructure
13 58 (22.22%) Wireless
14 56 (21.46%) Linux
15 55 (21.07%) CCNP
15 55 (21.07%) VPN
16 53 (20.31%) CheckPoint
17 52 (19.92%) Active Directory
18 50 (19.16%) VLAN
19 49 (18.77%) Network Management
20 44 (16.86%) Fortinet
20 44 (16.86%) TCP/IP
21 43 (16.48%) Microsoft Certification
22 40 (15.33%) SLA
23 39 (14.94%) MPLS
24 38 (14.56%) Degree
25 36 (13.79%) MS Exchange
26 34 (13.03%) Service Delivery

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 36 (13.79%) MS Exchange
2 18 (6.90%) Skype for Business
3 15 (5.75%) IIS
4 11 (4.21%) Tomcat
5 8 (3.07%) CMS
6 7 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.77%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 16 (6.13%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.92%) JDE OneWorld
2 4 (1.53%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.53%) NetSuite
2 4 (1.53%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.38%) Infor LN
3 1 (0.38%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (4.98%) Office 365
3 9 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.92%) SaaS
5 2 (0.77%) IaaS
6 1 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 242 (92.72%) WAN
2 156 (59.77%) Firewall
3 60 (22.99%) OSPF
4 58 (22.22%) Wireless
5 55 (21.07%) VPN
6 50 (19.16%) VLAN
7 44 (16.86%) TCP/IP
8 39 (14.94%) MPLS
9 32 (12.26%) Cisco ASA
10 31 (11.88%) BGP
11 30 (11.49%) VoIP
12 29 (11.11%) WLAN
13 27 (10.34%) Network Security
14 25 (9.58%) Internet
15 24 (9.20%) DNS
16 23 (8.81%) Wi-Fi
17 19 (7.28%) SAN
18 18 (6.90%) DHCP
18 18 (6.90%) Skype
19 15 (5.75%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (10.73%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.98%) MySQL
3 4 (1.53%) SAP HANA
4 3 (1.15%) Big Data
5 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 34 (13.03%) Finance
2 25 (9.58%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.30%) Retail
4 3 (1.15%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.38%) Advertising
5 1 (0.38%) Automotive
5 1 (0.38%) Back Office
5 1 (0.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 65 (24.90%) Network Engineer
2 56 (21.46%) Analyst
3 32 (12.26%) Senior Network Engineer
4 28 (10.73%) Support Analyst
5 27 (10.34%) IT Support
6 23 (8.81%) Architect
7 18 (6.90%) IT Analyst
8 17 (6.51%) IT Support Analyst
9 16 (6.13%) Technical Support
10 15 (5.75%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 15 (5.75%) Network Architect
11 14 (5.36%) Infrastructure Support
12 13 (4.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (4.60%) IT Manager
14 11 (4.21%) Solutions Architect
15 10 (3.83%) Consultant
15 10 (3.83%) Network Support
15 10 (3.83%) Support Engineer
16 9 (3.45%) Network Systems Engineer
16 9 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.92%) EDI
2 1 (0.38%) .NET
2 1 (0.38%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.38%) CGI
2 1 (0.38%) COM
2 1 (0.38%) EDIFACT
2 1 (0.38%) SailPoint
2 1 (0.38%) Web Services
2 1 (0.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 82 (31.42%) Data Centre
2 23 (8.81%) Self-Motivation
3 22 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (6.90%) Clustering
5 13 (4.98%) Video Conferencing
6 12 (4.60%) Enterprise Storage
7 8 (3.07%) IVR
8 7 (2.68%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.92%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.53%) Cyberthreat
10 4 (1.53%) User Experience
10 4 (1.53%) Virtual Team
11 3 (1.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (1.15%) Driving Licence
11 3 (1.15%) e-Learning
12 2 (0.77%) CMDB
12 2 (0.77%) FlexPod
12 2 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (0.77%) iPad
12 2 (0.77%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 132 (50.57%) Windows
2 69 (26.44%) Windows Server
3 56 (21.46%) Linux
4 23 (8.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (8.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (8.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (4.60%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (3.83%) Windows 7
9 7 (2.68%) Windows 10
10 5 (1.92%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.15%) Android
12 2 (0.77%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.77%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.38%) Unix
13 1 (0.38%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.38%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (30.65%) ITIL
2 49 (18.77%) Network Management
3 34 (13.03%) Service Delivery
4 33 (12.64%) Network Design
5 32 (12.26%) Mentoring
6 29 (11.11%) Incident Management
7 28 (10.73%) Continuous Improvement
8 26 (9.96%) Computer Science
8 26 (9.96%) Problem-Solving
8 26 (9.96%) Software Engineering
9 25 (9.58%) ITSM
9 25 (9.58%) Presales
9 25 (9.58%) Project Management
10 24 (9.20%) Load Balancing
11 21 (8.05%) Root Cause Analysis
12 20 (7.66%) Capacity Planning
13 19 (7.28%) Problem Management
14 18 (6.90%) Change Management
15 17 (6.51%) Network Architecture
16 15 (5.75%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 26 (9.96%) SQL
2 8 (3.07%) PowerShell
3 7 (2.68%) Bash Shell
3 7 (2.68%) Python
4 6 (2.30%) C
5 5 (1.92%) RPG
5 5 (1.92%) RPG IV
6 2 (0.77%) Ruby
7 1 (0.38%) R
7 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 63 (24.14%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (21.07%) CCNP
3 43 (16.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 38 (14.56%) Degree
5 32 (12.26%) MCSE
6 31 (11.88%) CCNA
7 26 (9.96%) Computer Science Degree
7 26 (9.96%) ITIL Certification
8 25 (9.58%) MCP
9 22 (8.43%) MCSA
10 17 (6.51%) Citrix Certification
11 16 (6.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 11 (4.21%) CCA
12 11 (4.21%) CCAA
12 11 (4.21%) VCAP
13 9 (3.45%) Security Cleared
14 8 (3.07%) CCDP
14 8 (3.07%) SC Cleared
15 6 (2.30%) HNC
15 6 (2.30%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (15.33%) SLA
2 20 (7.66%) GDPR
3 9 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.92%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (1.15%) COBIT
5 3 (1.15%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.77%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.77%) PMO
7 1 (0.38%) IASME
7 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.38%) QA
System Software
1 60 (22.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (19.92%) Active Directory
3 30 (11.49%) Hyper-V
4 17 (6.51%) XenApp
5 12 (4.60%) Firmware
5 12 (4.60%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (4.60%) XenDesktop
6 10 (3.83%) vSphere
7 8 (3.07%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.38%) Docker
8 1 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (3.45%) Linux-HA
2 6 (2.30%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (2.30%) Microsoft Clustering
2 6 (2.30%) SCOM
3 5 (1.92%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (1.92%) SCCM
4 4 (1.53%) QRadar
4 4 (1.53%) WSUS
5 2 (0.77%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.77%) NetVault Backup
6 1 (0.38%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.38%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.38%) Nagios
6 1 (0.38%) SmoothWall
6 1 (0.38%) vRealize
6 1 (0.38%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 164 (62.84%) Cisco
2 95 (36.40%) VMware
3 75 (28.74%) HP
4 69 (26.44%) Microsoft
5 61 (23.37%) Citrix
6 53 (20.31%) CheckPoint
7 44 (16.86%) Fortinet
8 33 (12.64%) NetApp
9 25 (9.58%) Red Hat
10 20 (7.66%) Juniper
11 12 (4.60%) Draytek
11 12 (4.60%) F5
11 12 (4.60%) Meraki
12 11 (4.21%) SolarWinds
13 9 (3.45%) Aruba
13 9 (3.45%) Avaya
13 9 (3.45%) McAfee
13 9 (3.45%) Polycom
14 7 (2.68%) Huawei
15 6 (2.30%) SonicWALL