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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 63 56 75
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +19
Permanent jobs citing WAN 65 60 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.67% 3.29% 2.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.26% 23.53% 12.23%
Number of salaries quoted 48 54 35
Average salary £42,500 £33,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.92% -15.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,550 £23,950 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,250 £60,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
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
292 255 319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.50% 14.00% 18.88%
Number of salaries quoted 242 232 258
Average salary £38,000 £37,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.70% -7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 22 May 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Birmingham

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 95 (74.22%) LAN
2 71 (55.47%) Cisco
3 53 (41.41%) Windows
3 53 (41.41%) Firewall
4 50 (39.06%) Microsoft
5 39 (30.47%) VMware
6 38 (29.69%) Cisco Certification
7 37 (28.91%) VPN
8 31 (24.22%) Active Directory
8 31 (24.22%) MPLS
9 27 (21.09%) CCNA
10 25 (19.53%) TCP/IP
10 25 (19.53%) SQL
11 24 (18.75%) MS Exchange
11 24 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
12 22 (17.19%) MS Excel
12 22 (17.19%) DNS
13 21 (16.41%) ITIL
13 21 (16.41%) Cisco ASA
14 20 (15.63%) SQL Server
14 20 (15.63%) MS Office
15 19 (14.84%) Telecoms
16 18 (14.06%) Wireless
16 18 (14.06%) VMware Infrastructure
16 18 (14.06%) Hyper-V
17 17 (13.28%) Service Delivery
18 16 (12.50%) Change Management
18 16 (12.50%) OSPF
18 16 (12.50%) CCNP
18 16 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 24 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.47%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (5.47%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.56%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.56%) Lync
6 1 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 22 (17.19%) MS Excel
2 20 (15.63%) MS Office
3 1 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.34%) Office 365
2 1 (0.78%) Symantec.cloud
2 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 95 (74.22%) LAN
2 53 (41.41%) Firewall
3 37 (28.91%) VPN
4 31 (24.22%) MPLS
5 25 (19.53%) TCP/IP
6 22 (17.19%) DNS
7 21 (16.41%) Cisco ASA
8 18 (14.06%) Wireless
9 16 (12.50%) OSPF
10 15 (11.72%) BGP
11 14 (10.94%) SAN
12 12 (9.38%) EIGRP
12 12 (9.38%) Wi-Fi
12 12 (9.38%) VPLS
13 11 (8.59%) VoIP
14 10 (7.81%) DHCP
14 10 (7.81%) Ethernet
14 10 (7.81%) Unified Communications
14 10 (7.81%) VLAN
15 9 (7.03%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 13 (10.16%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (6.25%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 19 (14.84%) Telecoms
2 9 (7.03%) Finance
3 3 (2.34%) Marketing
3 3 (2.34%) Automotive
3 3 (2.34%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.78%) Banking
4 1 (0.78%) Retail
4 1 (0.78%) Back Office
4 1 (0.78%) Advertising
4 1 (0.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (12.50%) Analyst
2 15 (11.72%) Network Engineer
3 14 (10.94%) Architect
4 12 (9.38%) Network Analyst
5 11 (8.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (8.59%) Support Engineer
6 10 (7.81%) 2nd Line Support
6 10 (7.81%) Field Engineer
6 10 (7.81%) Project Manager
7 9 (7.03%) Senior Network Engineer
8 8 (6.25%) Developer
8 8 (6.25%) Technical Architect
8 8 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (4.69%) Consultant
9 6 (4.69%) Network Consultant
9 6 (4.69%) Applications Developer
10 5 (3.91%) Senior Project Manager
10 5 (3.91%) Senior Manager
10 5 (3.91%) Solutions Architect
11 4 (3.13%) Sales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.25%) Entity Framework
1 8 (6.25%) ASP.NET
1 8 (6.25%) CSS
1 8 (6.25%) XML
1 8 (6.25%) DOM
1 8 (6.25%) .NET
1 8 (6.25%) HTML
1 8 (6.25%) EDI
1 8 (6.25%) JSON
1 8 (6.25%) jQuery
1 8 (6.25%) LINQ
1 8 (6.25%) HTML5
1 8 (6.25%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.91%) Blackberry
2 4 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.56%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.78%) iPhone
4 1 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.78%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.78%) EqualLogic
4 1 (0.78%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 53 (41.41%) Windows
2 24 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (10.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (6.25%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.34%) Windows 8
6 3 (2.34%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.56%) Linux
8 1 (0.78%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.78%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (16.41%) ITIL
2 17 (13.28%) Service Delivery
3 16 (12.50%) Change Management
4 13 (10.16%) Change Control
5 11 (8.59%) Load Balancing
6 10 (7.81%) Business Development
7 9 (7.03%) Network Design
7 9 (7.03%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (6.25%) Project Management
8 8 (6.25%) PRINCE2
8 8 (6.25%) Risk Management
8 8 (6.25%) Logistics
9 7 (5.47%) Network Monitoring
10 6 (4.69%) High Availability
11 5 (3.91%) TOGAF
12 4 (3.13%) E-Commerce
12 4 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (3.13%) Programme Management
12 4 (3.13%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 25 (19.53%) SQL
2 8 (6.25%) T-SQL
2 8 (6.25%) VB.NET
2 8 (6.25%) C#
2 8 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 4 (3.13%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.78%) C
4 1 (0.78%) Perl
4 1 (0.78%) PHP
Qualifications
1 38 (29.69%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (21.09%) CCNA
3 16 (12.50%) CCNP
4 8 (6.25%) Security Cleared
5 7 (5.47%) SC Cleared
6 6 (4.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (3.91%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (3.91%) MCSE
8 4 (3.13%) CCSE
8 4 (3.13%) JNCIA
8 4 (3.13%) MCITP
9 3 (2.34%) JNCIP
9 3 (2.34%) CCIE
9 3 (2.34%) MCSA
10 2 (1.56%) CCDP
10 2 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.56%) Degree
10 2 (1.56%) MCTS
11 1 (0.78%) CCAA
11 1 (0.78%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.81%) SLA
2 7 (5.47%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (24.22%) Active Directory
2 18 (14.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (14.06%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.34%) VMware ESX
3 3 (2.34%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (2.34%) vSphere
4 2 (1.56%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.78%) XenServer
5 1 (0.78%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (3.13%) SCCM
2 2 (1.56%) Nagios
3 1 (0.78%) WSUS
3 1 (0.78%) Cacti
3 1 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.78%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.78%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 71 (55.47%) Cisco
2 50 (39.06%) Microsoft
3 39 (30.47%) VMware
4 13 (10.16%) Juniper
5 12 (9.38%) CheckPoint
6 11 (8.59%) F5
7 10 (7.81%) Citrix
8 8 (6.25%) Altova
8 8 (6.25%) DevExpress
9 7 (5.47%) HP
10 6 (4.69%) Fortinet
10 6 (4.69%) Computacenter
11 5 (3.91%) Apple
12 4 (3.13%) NetApp
13 3 (2.34%) Sourcefire
14 2 (1.56%) Dell
14 2 (1.56%) Symantec
14 2 (1.56%) Veeam
15 1 (0.78%) Brocade
15 1 (0.78%) ProCurve
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