Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 106 79
Rank change year-on-year +14 -27 +4
Permanent jobs citing LAN 259 285 400
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.02% 2.90% 3.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.50% 18.08% 22.14%
Number of salaries quoted 217 243 326
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.60% +2.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £21,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £58,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.18% - -5.56%

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 1,480 1,576 1,807
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.26% 16.05% 15.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1,098 1,268 1,413
West Midlands median annual salary £41,250 £38,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -1.28% +2.63%
10th Percentile £23,750 £24,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £66,075 £60,000 £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 15 October 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 15 October 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 -6 107 £50,000 +25.00% 17
Coventry +24 35 £45,000 - 4
Dudley - 29 £26,000 - 2
Staffordshire 0 22 £28,500 -12.31% 11
Worcestershire -1 19 £30,000 -3.23% 7
Wolverhampton +16 16 £36,725 +0.62% 1
Warwickshire 0 12 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Shropshire +14 4 £41,250 +17.86% 6
Solihull 0 3 £42,500 -15.00% 3
Herefordshire +10 2 £30,000 -42.86%
Walsall +1 2 £25,750 -29.45% 2
Brierley Hill - 1 £24,500 - 1
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 (93.44%) WAN
2 159 (61.39%) Cisco
3 146 (56.37%) Firewall
4 132 (50.97%) Windows
5 110 (42.47%) VMware
6 97 (37.45%) Data Centre
7 88 (33.98%) ITIL
8 77 (29.73%) Windows Server
9 76 (29.34%) VMware Infrastructure
9 76 (29.34%) Microsoft
10 71 (27.41%) Active Directory
11 70 (27.03%) Cisco Certification
12 61 (23.55%) VPN
13 60 (23.17%) CheckPoint
14 57 (22.01%) CCNP
14 57 (22.01%) HP
15 56 (21.62%) OSPF
16 51 (19.69%) Linux
17 50 (19.31%) Incident Management
18 47 (18.15%) Network Management
19 46 (17.76%) Fortinet
19 46 (17.76%) MPLS
20 45 (17.37%) Microsoft Certification
20 45 (17.37%) Wireless
21 42 (16.22%) TCP/IP
22 40 (15.44%) Citrix
23 39 (15.06%) Finance
23 39 (15.06%) Cisco ASA
23 39 (15.06%) Presales
24 38 (14.67%) VLAN

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 30 (11.58%) MS Exchange
2 8 (3.09%) CMS
2 8 (3.09%) IIS
2 8 (3.09%) Skype for Business
3 5 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.16%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (6.56%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.77%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.39%) assyst
2 1 (0.39%) Infor LN
2 1 (0.39%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (10.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (6.56%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (6.56%) Office 365
3 5 (1.93%) SaaS
4 2 (0.77%) IaaS
5 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 242 (93.44%) WAN
2 146 (56.37%) Firewall
3 61 (23.55%) VPN
4 56 (21.62%) OSPF
5 46 (17.76%) MPLS
6 45 (17.37%) Wireless
7 42 (16.22%) TCP/IP
8 39 (15.06%) Cisco ASA
9 38 (14.67%) VLAN
10 36 (13.90%) VoIP
11 33 (12.74%) WLAN
12 32 (12.36%) Network Security
13 26 (10.04%) SAN
14 25 (9.65%) Cisco Firepower
15 24 (9.27%) SSL
16 22 (8.49%) DNS
17 21 (8.11%) Wi-Fi
18 20 (7.72%) BGP
18 20 (7.72%) Internet
19 18 (6.95%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.16%) Big Data
3 2 (0.77%) MySQL
3 2 (0.77%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Visual Studio
General
1 39 (15.06%) Finance
2 15 (5.79%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.93%) Manufacturing
3 5 (1.93%) Retail
4 1 (0.39%) Advertising
4 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.39%) Automotive
4 1 (0.39%) Law
4 1 (0.39%) Local Government
4 1 (0.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 70 (27.03%) Analyst
2 42 (16.22%) Support Analyst
3 36 (13.90%) Network Engineer
4 32 (12.36%) Architect
5 29 (11.20%) IT Support
6 26 (10.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 24 (9.27%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 24 (9.27%) Solutions Architect
8 21 (8.11%) Senior Network Engineer
9 20 (7.72%) IT Analyst
9 20 (7.72%) Technical Support
10 18 (6.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 18 (6.95%) IT Support Analyst
11 17 (6.56%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 17 (6.56%) 3rd Line Support
12 16 (6.18%) Network Architect
13 15 (5.79%) IT Manager
13 15 (5.79%) Security Architect
13 15 (5.79%) Security Solutions Architect
14 14 (5.41%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.54%) COM
2 2 (0.77%) Middleware
3 1 (0.39%) .NET
3 1 (0.39%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.39%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 97 (37.45%) Data Centre
2 24 (9.27%) Computer Science
3 22 (8.49%) Self-Motivation
4 20 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (5.79%) Cyberthreat
5 15 (5.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 13 (5.02%) Driving Licence
7 8 (3.09%) Management Information System
8 7 (2.70%) IVR
9 6 (2.32%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (1.16%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.77%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.77%) FlexPod
12 2 (0.77%) Thin Client
12 2 (0.77%) User Experience
13 1 (0.39%) AS400
13 1 (0.39%) e-Learning
13 1 (0.39%) iPhone
13 1 (0.39%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 132 (50.97%) Windows
2 77 (29.73%) Windows Server
3 51 (19.69%) Linux
4 28 (10.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (8.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (7.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (6.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (4.25%) Windows 7
9 7 (2.70%) Windows 10
10 6 (2.32%) Windows XP
11 4 (1.54%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.77%) Android
12 2 (0.77%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.39%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.39%) Solaris
13 1 (0.39%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.39%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (33.98%) ITIL
2 50 (19.31%) Incident Management
3 47 (18.15%) Network Management
4 39 (15.06%) Presales
5 38 (14.67%) Project Management
6 35 (13.51%) ITSM
7 31 (11.97%) Load Balancing
7 31 (11.97%) Problem-Solving
8 30 (11.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 30 (11.58%) Service Delivery
9 27 (10.42%) Network Design
10 25 (9.65%) Mentoring
11 23 (8.88%) Network Architecture
11 23 (8.88%) Software Engineering
12 21 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
13 20 (7.72%) IT Strategy
13 20 (7.72%) Problem Management
13 20 (7.72%) Stakeholder Management
14 17 (6.56%) Continuous Improvement
14 17 (6.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (5.79%) PowerShell
2 10 (3.86%) Bash Shell
2 10 (3.86%) Python
2 10 (3.86%) SQL
3 4 (1.54%) C
4 3 (1.16%) Ruby
5 1 (0.39%) Java
5 1 (0.39%) R
5 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 70 (27.03%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (22.01%) CCNP
3 45 (17.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 38 (14.67%) Degree
5 34 (13.13%) MCSE
6 29 (11.20%) MCSA
7 28 (10.81%) MCP
8 27 (10.42%) ITIL Certification
9 26 (10.04%) CCNA
10 23 (8.88%) Computer Science Degree
11 22 (8.49%) CCDP
12 8 (3.09%) HNC
13 7 (2.70%) CCSE
13 7 (2.70%) CISSP
13 7 (2.70%) IISP
13 7 (2.70%) ISSAP
13 7 (2.70%) JNCIP
13 7 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 6 (2.32%) Security Cleared
15 5 (1.93%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (13.90%) SLA
2 30 (11.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (7.34%) GDPR
4 11 (4.25%) COBIT
5 6 (2.32%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (1.54%) PCI DSS
7 3 (1.16%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.39%) IASME
8 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.39%) PMO
System Software
1 76 (29.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 71 (27.41%) Active Directory
3 32 (12.36%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (6.18%) Hyper-V
5 12 (4.63%) vSphere
6 11 (4.25%) Firmware
7 10 (3.86%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (3.86%) XenApp
8 3 (1.16%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.77%) VMware GSX
10 1 (0.39%) Docker
10 1 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 17 (6.56%) QRadar
2 10 (3.86%) WhatsUp Gold
3 7 (2.70%) SCCM
4 5 (1.93%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (1.93%) SCOM
5 3 (1.16%) NetVault Backup
6 2 (0.77%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.77%) Nagios
6 2 (0.77%) SmoothWall
6 2 (0.77%) WSUS
7 1 (0.39%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.39%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 159 (61.39%) Cisco
2 110 (42.47%) VMware
3 76 (29.34%) Microsoft
4 60 (23.17%) CheckPoint
5 57 (22.01%) HP
6 46 (17.76%) Fortinet
7 40 (15.44%) Citrix
8 32 (12.36%) NetApp
9 31 (11.97%) Red Hat
10 21 (8.11%) Juniper
11 18 (6.95%) SolarWinds
12 17 (6.56%) F5
13 16 (6.18%) Meraki
14 15 (5.79%) Tufin
15 12 (4.63%) Forcepoint
16 10 (3.86%) Tripwire
17 9 (3.47%) Avaya
17 9 (3.47%) ServiceNow
18 8 (3.09%) IBM
18 8 (3.09%) McAfee