The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 71 57 64
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +7
Permanent jobs citing WAN 52 70 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.72% 3.84% 3.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.98% 25.18% 25.45%
Number of salaries quoted 29 65 67
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +21.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,900 £31,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £49,500 £66,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%

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
274 278 275
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.35% 15.25% 15.32%
Number of salaries quoted 176 247 256
Median salary £45,000 £41,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.43% +10.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,100 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of job ads across the Birmingham region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 17 January 2017.

WAN Salary Histogram in Birmingham

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT jobs citing WAN 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for WAN.

1 135 (69.23%) LAN
2 110 (56.41%) Cisco
3 101 (51.79%) Firewall
4 85 (43.59%) Data Centre
5 73 (37.44%) Cisco Certification
6 62 (31.79%) VPN
7 59 (30.26%) CheckPoint
8 57 (29.23%) HP
9 54 (27.69%) CCNA
10 53 (27.18%) ITIL
11 52 (26.67%) Service Delivery
12 49 (25.13%) Fortinet
13 45 (23.08%) Microsoft
14 41 (21.03%) Presales
15 40 (20.51%) OSPF
16 39 (20.00%) Windows
17 36 (18.46%) PRINCE2
17 36 (18.46%) VMware
18 34 (17.44%) Project Management
18 34 (17.44%) DNS
18 34 (17.44%) Degree
19 32 (16.41%) DHCP
19 32 (16.41%) Continuous Improvement
20 31 (15.90%) Active Directory
20 31 (15.90%) CCNP
21 30 (15.38%) TCP/IP
21 30 (15.38%) Software Engineering
21 30 (15.38%) Computer Science
22 29 (14.87%) Network Security
22 29 (14.87%) Windows Server

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 17 (8.72%) MS Exchange
2 12 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (3.08%) IIS
3 6 (3.08%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.54%) JBoss
4 3 (1.54%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.54%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.51%) CMS
Applications
1 13 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.10%) MS Office
3 3 (1.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (8.21%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.15%) Mimecast
2 4 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 135 (69.23%) LAN
2 101 (51.79%) Firewall
3 62 (31.79%) VPN
4 40 (20.51%) OSPF
5 34 (17.44%) DNS
6 32 (16.41%) DHCP
7 30 (15.38%) TCP/IP
8 29 (14.87%) Network Security
9 23 (11.79%) MPLS
10 21 (10.77%) VLAN
11 20 (10.26%) BGP
11 20 (10.26%) Wireless
12 15 (7.69%) WLAN
13 14 (7.18%) Internet
14 13 (6.67%) SSL
15 12 (6.15%) EIGRP
15 12 (6.15%) Wi-Fi
16 11 (5.64%) Unified Communications
17 10 (5.13%) Cisco ASA
17 10 (5.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.64%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.51%) MySQL
General
1 27 (13.85%) Finance
2 21 (10.77%) Retail
3 15 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 11 (5.64%) Publishing
5 7 (3.59%) Marketing
6 3 (1.54%) French Language
6 3 (1.54%) German Language
7 2 (1.03%) Banking
8 1 (0.51%) Automotive
8 1 (0.51%) Electronics
8 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 54 (27.69%) Network Engineer
2 23 (11.79%) Architect
2 23 (11.79%) Senior Network Engineer
3 22 (11.28%) Analyst
4 16 (8.21%) Network Analyst
5 15 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (6.67%) Project Manager
6 13 (6.67%) Technical Specialist
7 12 (6.15%) Exchange Engineer
8 11 (5.64%) Network Specialist
9 10 (5.13%) Service Architect
9 10 (5.13%) Voice Architect
10 9 (4.62%) Server Analyst
11 8 (4.10%) Infrastructure Architect
11 8 (4.10%) Senior Analyst
11 8 (4.10%) Senior Network Analyst
12 7 (3.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 7 (3.59%) Programme Manager
12 7 (3.59%) Senior Manager
12 7 (3.59%) Senior Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 85 (43.59%) Data Centre
2 30 (15.38%) Computer Science
3 11 (5.64%) CMDB
4 10 (5.13%) Driving Licence
5 7 (3.59%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.54%) FMCG
6 3 (1.54%) NHS
6 3 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.03%) EPoS
7 2 (1.03%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.51%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.51%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 39 (20.00%) Windows
2 29 (14.87%) Windows Server
3 10 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (4.62%) Linux
5 6 (3.08%) AIX
5 6 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (3.08%) Solaris
5 6 (3.08%) Unix
5 6 (3.08%) Windows 7
6 5 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.05%) Windows 8
7 4 (2.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.54%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.51%) Android
9 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.51%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (27.18%) ITIL
2 52 (26.67%) Service Delivery
3 41 (21.03%) Presales
4 36 (18.46%) PRINCE2
5 34 (17.44%) Project Management
6 32 (16.41%) Continuous Improvement
7 30 (15.38%) Software Engineering
8 23 (11.79%) Line Management
9 22 (11.28%) Network Management
9 22 (11.28%) Root Cause Analysis
10 20 (10.26%) Change Management
11 19 (9.74%) Service Management
11 19 (9.74%) Validation
12 18 (9.23%) Risk Management
13 16 (8.21%) ITIL V3
14 15 (7.69%) Mentoring
15 14 (7.18%) Change Control
16 11 (5.64%) Gantt Chart
16 11 (5.64%) Requirements Analysis
17 9 (4.62%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (9.23%) C
2 10 (5.13%) SQL
3 6 (3.08%) Perl
3 6 (3.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 73 (37.44%) Cisco Certification
2 54 (27.69%) CCNA
3 34 (17.44%) Degree
4 31 (15.90%) CCNP
5 25 (12.82%) ITIL Certification
6 14 (7.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (6.67%) MCSE
8 11 (5.64%) PMI Certification
8 11 (5.64%) PMP
8 11 (5.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 11 (5.64%) Security Cleared
9 10 (5.13%) CCIE
10 7 (3.59%) CCDP
11 6 (3.08%) CCDA
11 6 (3.08%) MCSA
12 5 (2.56%) CCIP
13 4 (2.05%) CCVP
13 4 (2.05%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (2.05%) SC Cleared
14 3 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.23%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (15.90%) Active Directory
2 25 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (10.26%) vSphere
4 7 (3.59%) XenDesktop
5 6 (3.08%) XenApp
6 2 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.51%) Firmware
7 1 (0.51%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 22 (11.28%) SCOM
2 12 (6.15%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (3.08%) SCCM
3 6 (3.08%) SCOrch
4 4 (2.05%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (2.05%) EdgeSight
5 3 (1.54%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (1.03%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 110 (56.41%) Cisco
2 59 (30.26%) CheckPoint
3 57 (29.23%) HP
4 49 (25.13%) Fortinet
5 45 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 36 (18.46%) VMware
7 28 (14.36%) Juniper
8 26 (13.33%) F5
9 22 (11.28%) Brocade
10 19 (9.74%) Huawei
11 17 (8.72%) Computacenter
12 14 (7.18%) Citrix
13 12 (6.15%) Palo Alto
13 12 (6.15%) Symantec
14 9 (4.62%) Meraki
15 7 (3.59%) Aruba
15 7 (3.59%) SolarWinds
16 6 (3.08%) Red Hat
17 5 (2.56%) NetApp
18 4 (2.05%) AppSense
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