Period
to 15 December 2017

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 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 80 74
Rank change year-on-year -23 -6 +4
Permanent jobs citing LAN 296 370 378
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.94% 3.33% 3.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.27% 20.92% 23.32%
Number of salaries quoted 232 303 384
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £24,050 £21,500 £23,625
90th Percentile £57,500 £53,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +12.50%

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 1536 1769 1621
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.25% 15.92% 15.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1251 1383 1420
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 December 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 6 months to 15 December 2017. 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 -5 136 £40,000 +6.67% 2
Warwickshire +25 44 £40,000 -
Staffordshire -4 35 £35,000 +10.24% 2
Worcestershire -12 26 £29,500 -37.89% 4
Coventry -2 20 £43,250 +9.49% 1
Solihull -12 9 £22,500 -40.00% 4
Wolverhampton +1 8 £31,000 +40.91%
Shropshire +4 5 £35,000 -23.50% 1
Walsall -5 2 £30,500 +38.64%
Herefordshire -15 2 £52,500 +16.67%
Sutton Coldfield +1 1 £42,500 +30.77%
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 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.

1 255 (86.15%) WAN
2 177 (59.80%) Firewall
3 159 (53.72%) Cisco
4 145 (48.99%) Windows
5 101 (34.12%) Cisco Certification
6 98 (33.11%) Microsoft
7 90 (30.41%) Active Directory
8 86 (29.05%) Windows Server
9 75 (25.34%) ITIL
10 74 (25.00%) VMware
11 72 (24.32%) CCNP
12 66 (22.30%) Juniper
13 65 (21.96%) CCNA
13 65 (21.96%) TCP/IP
14 64 (21.62%) HP
15 57 (19.26%) MPLS
16 52 (17.57%) VMware Infrastructure
17 51 (17.23%) CheckPoint
18 48 (16.22%) VPN
18 48 (16.22%) MS Exchange
19 45 (15.20%) Data Centre
20 44 (14.86%) Network Security
21 43 (14.53%) VLAN
22 40 (13.51%) Office 365
22 40 (13.51%) VoIP
22 40 (13.51%) WLAN
22 40 (13.51%) Wireless
23 38 (12.84%) Hyper-V
24 37 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
25 36 (12.16%) Microsoft Office

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 48 (16.22%) MS Exchange
2 17 (5.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (4.73%) Skype for Business
4 7 (2.36%) CMS
4 7 (2.36%) IIS
5 5 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.01%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (0.68%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.34%) Sitefinity
9 1 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 36 (12.16%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.01%) Workfront
2 1 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 40 (13.51%) Office 365
2 34 (11.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.35%) Mimecast
4 4 (1.35%) SaaS
5 1 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.34%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 255 (86.15%) WAN
2 177 (59.80%) Firewall
3 65 (21.96%) TCP/IP
4 57 (19.26%) MPLS
5 48 (16.22%) VPN
6 44 (14.86%) Network Security
7 43 (14.53%) VLAN
8 40 (13.51%) VoIP
8 40 (13.51%) Wireless
8 40 (13.51%) WLAN
9 37 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
10 35 (11.82%) OSPF
11 33 (11.15%) SAN
12 31 (10.47%) BGP
13 30 (10.14%) DNS
14 29 (9.80%) DHCP
15 26 (8.78%) Internet
16 22 (7.43%) Cisco Wireless
17 21 (7.09%) IPsec
18 18 (6.08%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.45%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.34%) MS Access
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (0.68%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 35 (11.82%) Telecoms
2 29 (9.80%) Finance
3 14 (4.73%) Retail
4 6 (2.03%) Law
4 6 (2.03%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.69%) Multimedia
6 4 (1.35%) Back Office
7 3 (1.01%) Automotive
7 3 (1.01%) Legal
7 3 (1.01%) Marketing
8 2 (0.68%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 85 (28.72%) Network Engineer
2 48 (16.22%) Analyst
3 28 (9.46%) Senior Network Engineer
4 26 (8.78%) Support Engineer
5 22 (7.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 21 (7.09%) IT Support
7 17 (5.74%) 3rd Line Support
7 17 (5.74%) Consultant
8 16 (5.41%) Support Analyst
9 15 (5.07%) Network Specialist
10 14 (4.73%) Systems Engineer
11 12 (4.05%) Architect
11 12 (4.05%) Network Support
11 12 (4.05%) Service Analyst
12 11 (3.72%) Network Security Engineer
12 11 (3.72%) Security Engineer
13 10 (3.38%) Administrator
13 10 (3.38%) Field Engineer
13 10 (3.38%) Support Technician
13 10 (3.38%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.04%) 802.1X
2 7 (2.36%) Middleware
3 3 (1.01%) XMPP
4 2 (0.68%) .NET
4 2 (0.68%) CSS
4 2 (0.68%) HTML
4 2 (0.68%) JSON
4 2 (0.68%) VXML
5 1 (0.34%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.34%) COM
5 1 (0.34%) HTML5
5 1 (0.34%) jQuery
5 1 (0.34%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 45 (15.20%) Data Centre
2 28 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (6.08%) Computer Science
3 18 (6.08%) Driving Licence
4 11 (3.72%) PKI
5 10 (3.38%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (3.38%) Mobile Computing
6 9 (3.04%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (2.36%) iPad
8 5 (1.69%) Smartphone
9 4 (1.35%) Cyberthreat
9 4 (1.35%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.01%) Clustering
10 3 (1.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (1.01%) Replication
11 2 (0.68%) AS400
11 2 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.68%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.34%) CESG
12 1 (0.34%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 145 (48.99%) Windows
2 86 (29.05%) Windows Server
3 24 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (7.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (7.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (6.42%) Windows 7
7 17 (5.74%) Windows 10
8 15 (5.07%) Linux
9 12 (4.05%) Unix
10 11 (3.72%) Android
11 8 (2.70%) Windows 8
12 6 (2.03%) Windows XP
13 5 (1.69%) Apple iOS
13 5 (1.69%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (1.01%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.68%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (25.34%) ITIL
2 32 (10.81%) Project Management
3 30 (10.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 26 (8.78%) Network Design
4 26 (8.78%) Presales
5 23 (7.77%) Change Management
5 23 (7.77%) Network Management
6 20 (6.76%) Business Continuity
7 19 (6.42%) Continuous Improvement
7 19 (6.42%) Service Delivery
8 18 (6.08%) Network Architecture
8 18 (6.08%) Root Cause Analysis
9 16 (5.41%) Load Balancing
9 16 (5.41%) Mentoring
9 16 (5.41%) PRINCE2
9 16 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (5.07%) Incident Management
10 15 (5.07%) SIEM
11 14 (4.73%) IT Strategy
12 12 (4.05%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 17 (5.74%) SQL
2 6 (2.03%) C
3 5 (1.69%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.68%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.34%) C#
5 1 (0.34%) COBOL
5 1 (0.34%) Java
5 1 (0.34%) PHP
Qualifications
1 101 (34.12%) Cisco Certification
2 72 (24.32%) CCNP
3 65 (21.96%) CCNA
4 25 (8.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (6.08%) Degree
5 18 (6.08%) MCSE
6 17 (5.74%) Computer Science Degree
7 16 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (4.05%) CCIE
9 10 (3.38%) CISSP
10 8 (2.70%) JNCIA
10 8 (2.70%) JNCIS
11 7 (2.36%) CCDP
12 6 (2.03%) GCIA
12 6 (2.03%) GCIH
12 6 (2.03%) SSCP
13 4 (1.35%) DBS Check
13 4 (1.35%) MCP
13 4 (1.35%) MCSA
13 4 (1.35%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (5.41%) SLA
3 9 (3.04%) COBIT
4 7 (2.36%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.34%) GDPR
5 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 90 (30.41%) Active Directory
2 52 (17.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (12.84%) Hyper-V
4 12 (4.05%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (3.38%) Virtual Servers
6 9 (3.04%) vSphere
6 9 (3.04%) XenApp
7 5 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (1.35%) Forefront TMG
8 4 (1.35%) ISA Server
8 4 (1.35%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.68%) Firmware
9 2 (0.68%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.34%) Docker
10 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.34%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.34%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.34%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (4.39%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (2.36%) QRadar
3 6 (2.03%) WSUS
4 5 (1.69%) AirWatch
4 5 (1.69%) Backup Exec
4 5 (1.69%) FortiGate
4 5 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (1.35%) SCCM
5 4 (1.35%) WhatsUp Gold
6 2 (0.68%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (0.68%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.68%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (0.68%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.68%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.68%) Puppet
6 2 (0.68%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 159 (53.72%) Cisco
2 98 (33.11%) Microsoft
3 74 (25.00%) VMware
4 66 (22.30%) Juniper
5 64 (21.62%) HP
6 51 (17.23%) CheckPoint
7 26 (8.78%) Fortinet
8 17 (5.74%) Motorola
9 16 (5.41%) Citrix
9 16 (5.41%) F5
10 12 (4.05%) SolarWinds
11 11 (3.72%) Veeam
12 10 (3.38%) McAfee
12 10 (3.38%) Mitel
12 10 (3.38%) Symantec
13 9 (3.04%) Sophos
13 9 (3.04%) Virgin Media
14 7 (2.36%) Meraki
14 7 (2.36%) Palo Alto
15 5 (1.69%) SOTI