Period
to 25 July 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 25 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Local Area Network (LAN)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 68 95
Rank change year-on-year -28 +27 -1
Permanent jobs citing LAN 297 476 331
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.95% 3.86% 2.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.94% 25.47% 19.41%
Number of salaries quoted 259 374 334
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £39,250 £36,211
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.46% +8.39% +3.46%
10th Percentile £25,700 £23,150 £21,400
90th Percentile £57,500 £60,125 £65,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

LAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1568 1869 1705
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.57% 15.15% 15.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1270 1483 1494
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £24,250 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £61,100 £65,000
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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -15 136 £38,750 +0.65% 9
Warwickshire +11 38 £35,000 -9.09% 2
Worcestershire -16 33 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Staffordshire +14 30 £32,500 -7.14% 9
Coventry +5 21 £48,750 +45.52% 1
Solihull -32 10 £35,000 +2.19% 3
Herefordshire -23 8 £50,000 -
Shropshire -6 7 £53,500 +71.20% 1
Wolverhampton +18 6 £36,500 +12.31%
West Bromwich +2 2 £37,500 +32.74%
Brierley Hill - 2 £27,250 -
Walsall +10 1 £36,500 +48.98%
Sutton Coldfield -1 1 £62,000 +133.96%
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 269 (90.57%) WAN
2 155 (52.19%) Cisco
3 140 (47.14%) Firewall
4 134 (45.12%) Windows
5 104 (35.02%) Cisco Certification
6 102 (34.34%) Microsoft
7 90 (30.30%) CCNP
8 74 (24.92%) CCNA
9 72 (24.24%) TCP/IP
10 71 (23.91%) Active Directory
11 68 (22.90%) VPN
11 68 (22.90%) Windows Server
12 62 (20.88%) ITIL
13 58 (19.53%) VMware
14 57 (19.19%) Wi-Fi
15 52 (17.51%) Network Security
16 50 (16.84%) HP
16 50 (16.84%) CheckPoint
17 49 (16.50%) MPLS
18 46 (15.49%) Wireless
19 44 (14.81%) DNS
20 43 (14.48%) DHCP
21 42 (14.14%) VMware Infrastructure
21 42 (14.14%) Cisco ASA
21 42 (14.14%) Microsoft Azure
22 41 (13.80%) Microsoft Office
22 41 (13.80%) OSPF
23 40 (13.47%) Office 365
24 39 (13.13%) VLAN
25 38 (12.79%) VoIP

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 33 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 19 (6.40%) IIS
3 17 (5.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (2.36%) CMS
4 7 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (2.36%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (1.68%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.01%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.34%) SAS
8 1 (0.34%) Sitefinity
8 1 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 41 (13.80%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.34%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.02%) Workfront
2 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 42 (14.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (13.47%) Office 365
3 22 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.69%) SaaS
5 1 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.34%) IaaS
5 1 (0.34%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.34%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 269 (90.57%) WAN
2 140 (47.14%) Firewall
3 72 (24.24%) TCP/IP
4 68 (22.90%) VPN
5 57 (19.19%) Wi-Fi
6 52 (17.51%) Network Security
7 49 (16.50%) MPLS
8 46 (15.49%) Wireless
9 44 (14.81%) DNS
10 43 (14.48%) DHCP
11 42 (14.14%) Cisco ASA
12 41 (13.80%) OSPF
13 39 (13.13%) VLAN
14 38 (12.79%) VoIP
15 33 (11.11%) BGP
16 25 (8.42%) Internet
16 25 (8.42%) SAN
17 23 (7.74%) WLAN
18 20 (6.73%) Cisco IOS
19 18 (6.06%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.68%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.35%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.67%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.34%) MySQL
6 1 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (2.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.34%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (0.34%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.34%) Subversion
2 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 32 (10.77%) Telecoms
2 29 (9.76%) Finance
3 16 (5.39%) Retail
4 10 (3.37%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.68%) Automotive
6 4 (1.35%) Banking
6 4 (1.35%) Spanish Language
7 3 (1.01%) French Language
7 3 (1.01%) Marketing
8 1 (0.34%) Back Office
8 1 (0.34%) Electronics
8 1 (0.34%) German Language
8 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.34%) Law
8 1 (0.34%) Legal
8 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.34%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 80 (26.94%) Network Engineer
2 37 (12.46%) Analyst
3 30 (10.10%) Support Engineer
4 26 (8.75%) Senior Network Engineer
5 23 (7.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 21 (7.07%) Cisco Engineer
7 20 (6.73%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 19 (6.40%) IT Manager
8 19 (6.40%) IT Support
9 17 (5.72%) Administrator
10 16 (5.39%) Network Analyst
10 16 (5.39%) Network Support
10 16 (5.39%) Operations Engineer
11 15 (5.05%) Architect
11 15 (5.05%) IT Engineer
11 15 (5.05%) Network Operations Engineer
12 13 (4.38%) Field Engineer
12 13 (4.38%) Network Specialist
12 13 (4.38%) Security Engineer
12 13 (4.38%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.04%) 802.1X
2 9 (3.03%) Middleware
3 6 (2.02%) Web Services
4 2 (0.67%) .NET
4 2 (0.67%) COM
5 1 (0.34%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.34%) CSS
5 1 (0.34%) HTML
5 1 (0.34%) HTML5
5 1 (0.34%) jQuery
5 1 (0.34%) JSON
5 1 (0.34%) VXML
5 1 (0.34%) WAP
5 1 (0.34%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (12.79%) Data Centre
2 26 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (7.07%) Computer Science
4 12 (4.04%) Driving Licence
4 12 (4.04%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (3.03%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.69%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (2.36%) iPad
8 6 (2.02%) Mobile Computing
9 5 (1.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.67%) Clustering
10 2 (0.67%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (0.67%) EPoS
10 2 (0.67%) Fintech
10 2 (0.67%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.67%) Replication
11 1 (0.34%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.34%) Blog
11 1 (0.34%) FMCG
11 1 (0.34%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 134 (45.12%) Windows
2 68 (22.90%) Windows Server
3 35 (11.78%) Windows 7
4 25 (8.42%) Windows 10
5 22 (7.41%) Linux
5 22 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (6.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (6.06%) Unix
8 17 (5.72%) Android
9 11 (3.70%) Apple iOS
10 9 (3.03%) Windows 8
10 9 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (2.36%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (1.01%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.67%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.67%) VyOS
13 2 (0.67%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.67%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.67%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.34%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (20.88%) ITIL
2 35 (11.78%) Network Management
2 35 (11.78%) Project Management
3 26 (8.75%) Presales
4 24 (8.08%) Continuous Improvement
5 21 (7.07%) Load Balancing
5 21 (7.07%) Service Delivery
6 19 (6.40%) Root Cause Analysis
7 18 (6.06%) Change Management
7 18 (6.06%) Mentoring
8 17 (5.72%) Network Design
9 16 (5.39%) Information Security
10 15 (5.05%) Problem Management
10 15 (5.05%) Release Management
10 15 (5.05%) Software Engineering
11 14 (4.71%) Change Control
11 14 (4.71%) Project Planning
12 13 (4.38%) SIEM
13 12 (4.04%) Capacity Planning
13 12 (4.04%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (8.08%) SQL
2 8 (2.69%) Java
3 7 (2.36%) C
3 7 (2.36%) COBOL
4 6 (2.02%) PowerShell
5 5 (1.68%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.35%) Python
7 2 (0.67%) C#
8 1 (0.34%) ANSI C
8 1 (0.34%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.34%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.34%) Perl
8 1 (0.34%) VBA
8 1 (0.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 104 (35.02%) Cisco Certification
2 90 (30.30%) CCNP
3 74 (24.92%) CCNA
4 33 (11.11%) Degree
5 18 (6.06%) Computer Science Degree
5 18 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (5.72%) ITIL Certification
6 17 (5.72%) MCSE
7 11 (3.70%) CCDP
8 10 (3.37%) CCIE
9 7 (2.36%) CISSP
9 7 (2.36%) ISSAP
9 7 (2.36%) PMI Certification
9 7 (2.36%) PMP
10 6 (2.02%) CCSP
10 6 (2.02%) MCP
11 5 (1.68%) CCSA
11 5 (1.68%) CISMP
11 5 (1.68%) Security Cleared
12 4 (1.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.73%) SLA
2 19 (6.40%) PCI DSS
3 11 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.67%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.34%) GDPR
System Software
1 71 (23.91%) Active Directory
2 42 (14.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 10 (3.37%) Virtual Servers
5 8 (2.69%) XenApp
6 7 (2.36%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (2.02%) vSphere
8 5 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.67%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (0.67%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.67%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.67%) XenServer
10 1 (0.34%) Firmware
10 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.34%) Postfix
10 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (3.70%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (2.69%) SCCM
3 6 (2.02%) AirWatch
4 4 (1.35%) NetBackup
4 4 (1.35%) WMI
5 3 (1.01%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.01%) Cisco UCCE
5 3 (1.01%) QRadar
6 2 (0.67%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.67%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.67%) NetVault Backup
6 2 (0.67%) SCOM
6 2 (0.67%) vCenter Server
6 2 (0.67%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.34%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.34%) Nagios
7 1 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 155 (52.19%) Cisco
2 102 (34.34%) Microsoft
3 58 (19.53%) VMware
4 50 (16.84%) CheckPoint
4 50 (16.84%) HP
5 28 (9.43%) F5
6 27 (9.09%) Juniper
7 23 (7.74%) Fortinet
8 21 (7.07%) Palo Alto
9 20 (6.73%) Citrix
10 17 (5.72%) Avaya
10 17 (5.72%) Motorola
11 14 (4.71%) Mitel
12 10 (3.37%) Aruba
12 10 (3.37%) Oracle
13 7 (2.36%) Aerohive Networks
13 7 (2.36%) Extreme Networks
13 7 (2.36%) Remedy
13 7 (2.36%) SolarWinds
14 6 (2.02%) Cyberoam
Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £38000 - £42500 per annum + 17% bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £50K basic + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £50K basic + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £50K basic + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £50K basic + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £50K basic + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
West Midlands
FRG Technology Consulting
Posted: 21 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £29800 - £34400 per annum + DOE Pen, DIS, 5w hols
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £34,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Company + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Car Allow, Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + car+bonus+benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Rugeley
Amazon
Posted: 12 days ago
Bromsgrove
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
bet365
Salary: Competitive base salary + bonus + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Rugeley
Amazon
Posted: 12 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
bet365
Salary: Competitive base salary + bonus + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Corporate Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Stratford-upon-Avon
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago