The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 60 48 54
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +6
Permanent jobs citing WAN 65 64 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.59% 4.22% 3.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.38% 20.71% 17.18%
Number of salaries quoted 62 44 56
Average salary £32,500 £35,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% -4.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,200 £25,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
WAN
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
278 309 355
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.37% 20.40% 21.13%
Number of salaries quoted 254 266 282
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £38,612
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +10.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £27,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,000 £60,400
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WAN across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

WAN
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WAN across the Birmingham region.

WAN Salary Trend in Birmingham

WAN
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAN across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Birmingham

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited WAN.

1 125 (89.29%) LAN
2 78 (55.71%) Windows
3 76 (54.29%) Cisco
4 66 (47.14%) Firewall
5 59 (42.14%) Cisco Certification
6 56 (40.00%) Microsoft
7 55 (39.29%) VMware
8 49 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 44 (31.43%) CCNP
10 42 (30.00%) Active Directory
11 39 (27.86%) VMware Infrastructure
12 38 (27.14%) CCNA
13 37 (26.43%) SAN
14 36 (25.71%) VPN
15 35 (25.00%) SQL
16 32 (22.86%) MS Exchange
17 29 (20.71%) MPLS
18 28 (20.00%) Citrix
19 25 (17.86%) SQL Server
20 23 (16.43%) MS Excel
20 23 (16.43%) TCP/IP
20 23 (16.43%) CheckPoint
21 21 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
22 20 (14.29%) vSphere
22 20 (14.29%) DNS
22 20 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
23 19 (13.57%) ITIL
23 19 (13.57%) Network Security
24 18 (12.86%) Hyper-V
24 18 (12.86%) Juniper

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited WAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 32 (22.86%) MS Exchange
2 17 (12.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (2.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 23 (16.43%) MS Excel
2 15 (10.71%) MS Office
3 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.29%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.71%) Office 365
2 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 125 (89.29%) LAN
2 66 (47.14%) Firewall
3 37 (26.43%) SAN
4 36 (25.71%) VPN
5 29 (20.71%) MPLS
6 23 (16.43%) TCP/IP
7 20 (14.29%) DNS
8 19 (13.57%) Network Security
9 17 (12.14%) NAS
10 16 (11.43%) DHCP
11 14 (10.00%) Wireless
11 14 (10.00%) OSPF
12 12 (8.57%) EIGRP
13 11 (7.86%) Cisco ASA
14 10 (7.14%) BGP
15 9 (6.43%) VoIP
16 7 (5.00%) Cisco Nexus
17 6 (4.29%) VPLS
17 6 (4.29%) IP Telephony
17 6 (4.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 18 (12.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 16 (11.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (4.29%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (5.71%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.71%) ProC
General
1 9 (6.43%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.14%) Legal
3 2 (1.43%) Finance
3 2 (1.43%) Law
4 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.71%) Advertising
4 1 (0.71%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 32 (22.86%) Network Engineer
2 22 (15.71%) Analyst
3 18 (12.86%) Support Engineer
4 16 (11.43%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 15 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 14 (10.00%) Field Engineer
7 12 (8.57%) 3rd Line Support
8 10 (7.14%) Consultant
9 9 (6.43%) 2nd Line Support
10 8 (5.71%) Architect
10 8 (5.71%) Developer
11 7 (5.00%) Senior Support Engineer
11 7 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 6 (4.29%) Network Consultant
12 6 (4.29%) Applications Developer
13 5 (3.57%) Network Security Engineer
13 5 (3.57%) Security Engineer
13 5 (3.57%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
13 5 (3.57%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
13 5 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.71%) jQuery
1 8 (5.71%) JSON
1 8 (5.71%) LINQ
1 8 (5.71%) .NET Framework
1 8 (5.71%) EDI
1 8 (5.71%) ASP.NET
1 8 (5.71%) CSS
1 8 (5.71%) XML
1 8 (5.71%) DOM
1 8 (5.71%) .NET
1 8 (5.71%) HTML
1 8 (5.71%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 8 (5.71%) HTML5
2 2 (1.43%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.71%) GIS
2 4 (2.86%) Mathematics
2 4 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.14%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.43%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.71%) Replication
5 1 (0.71%) EPoS
5 1 (0.71%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.71%) Clustering
5 1 (0.71%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.71%) Statistics
5 1 (0.71%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 78 (55.71%) Windows
2 49 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (5.00%) Windows 7
6 6 (4.29%) Windows XP
7 5 (3.57%) Linux
8 3 (2.14%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.43%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.71%) SUSE
10 1 (0.71%) CentOS
10 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.71%) Android
10 1 (0.71%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (13.57%) ITIL
2 18 (12.86%) Network Monitoring
3 17 (12.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (8.57%) Business Continuity
5 11 (7.86%) Network Management
6 10 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
6 10 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (5.71%) Logistics
7 8 (5.71%) PRINCE
7 8 (5.71%) Change Control
8 6 (4.29%) Incident Management
8 6 (4.29%) Service Delivery
9 5 (3.57%) Technical Architecture
10 4 (2.86%) Mentoring
10 4 (2.86%) Time Management
10 4 (2.86%) TOGAF
10 4 (2.86%) Network Design
10 4 (2.86%) Project Management
10 4 (2.86%) Migration
11 3 (2.14%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (25.00%) SQL
2 8 (5.71%) T-SQL
2 8 (5.71%) VB.NET
2 8 (5.71%) C#
2 8 (5.71%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.43%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.71%) Perl
4 1 (0.71%) PHP
4 1 (0.71%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 59 (42.14%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (31.43%) CCNP
3 38 (27.14%) CCNA
4 16 (11.43%) Security Cleared
5 14 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 14 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (9.29%) MCSE
6 13 (9.29%) Degree
7 9 (6.43%) MCSA
8 7 (5.00%) CCIE
9 6 (4.29%) CCSE
10 5 (3.57%) CCIP
11 4 (2.86%) CCSA
12 3 (2.14%) CCA
12 3 (2.14%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (2.14%) JNCIA
12 3 (2.14%) MCITP
13 2 (1.43%) JNCIP
13 2 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (1.43%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.71%) SLA
2 4 (2.86%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 42 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 39 (27.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (14.29%) vSphere
4 18 (12.86%) Hyper-V
5 9 (6.43%) XenApp
6 4 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.43%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.43%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.71%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.71%) SRDF
8 1 (0.71%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.71%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (0.71%) Nagios
1 1 (0.71%) Backup Exec
1 1 (0.71%) Cacti
1 1 (0.71%) SCCM
1 1 (0.71%) WSUS
1 1 (0.71%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (0.71%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 76 (54.29%) Cisco
2 56 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 55 (39.29%) VMware
4 28 (20.00%) Citrix
5 23 (16.43%) CheckPoint
6 18 (12.86%) Juniper
6 18 (12.86%) HP
7 15 (10.71%) EMC
8 8 (5.71%) DevExpress
8 8 (5.71%) Altova
8 8 (5.71%) NetApp
9 7 (5.00%) Dell
10 5 (3.57%) Fortinet
10 5 (3.57%) F5
11 4 (2.86%) Avaya
12 2 (1.43%) Sourcefire
12 2 (1.43%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.43%) Apple
13 1 (0.71%) Sophos
13 1 (0.71%) Symantec
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