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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 68 59 63
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +4
Permanent jobs citing WAN 52 53 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.99% 3.25% 2.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.19% 19.70% 15.67%
Number of salaries quoted 39 44 43
Average salary £40,000 £33,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.51% -15.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,400 £22,450 £24,300
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £51,750 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
271 269 319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.58% 16.48% 18.99%
Number of salaries quoted 229 235 256
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 27 March 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Birmingham

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 101 (76.52%) LAN
2 68 (51.52%) Windows
3 63 (47.73%) Cisco
4 56 (42.42%) Microsoft
5 53 (40.15%) Firewall
6 51 (38.64%) VMware
7 45 (34.09%) Cisco Certification
8 44 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 38 (28.79%) Active Directory
10 36 (27.27%) MPLS
10 36 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
11 34 (25.76%) VPN
11 34 (25.76%) SAN
12 32 (24.24%) SQL
13 31 (23.48%) MS Exchange
14 30 (22.73%) CCNP
15 28 (21.21%) CCNA
16 25 (18.94%) MS Excel
16 25 (18.94%) SQL Server
17 24 (18.18%) Citrix
18 21 (15.91%) Windows Server 2012
19 19 (14.39%) ITIL
20 18 (13.64%) TCP/IP
20 18 (13.64%) SQL Server 2012
21 17 (12.88%) Network Monitoring
21 17 (12.88%) Juniper
21 17 (12.88%) Network Security
21 17 (12.88%) Hyper-V
21 17 (12.88%) NAS
22 16 (12.12%) vSphere

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 31 (23.48%) MS Exchange
2 15 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2007
3 14 (10.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.52%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 25 (18.94%) MS Excel
2 16 (12.12%) MS Office
3 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 101 (76.52%) LAN
2 53 (40.15%) Firewall
3 36 (27.27%) MPLS
4 34 (25.76%) VPN
4 34 (25.76%) SAN
5 18 (13.64%) TCP/IP
6 17 (12.88%) Network Security
6 17 (12.88%) NAS
7 16 (12.12%) DNS
8 15 (11.36%) OSPF
9 13 (9.85%) DHCP
10 12 (9.09%) VPLS
11 11 (8.33%) Ethernet
11 11 (8.33%) BGP
11 11 (8.33%) Unified Communications
11 11 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (6.82%) EIGRP
12 9 (6.82%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (6.82%) Wireless
13 6 (4.55%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (18.94%) SQL Server
2 18 (13.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 16 (12.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (6.06%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (12.12%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.79%) Finance
3 1 (0.76%) Law
3 1 (0.76%) Legal
3 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.76%) Advertising
3 1 (0.76%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 19 (14.39%) Analyst
1 19 (14.39%) Network Engineer
2 17 (12.88%) Support Engineer
3 15 (11.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (10.61%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 12 (9.09%) Field Engineer
6 10 (7.58%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (6.82%) 3rd Line Support
7 9 (6.82%) Project Manager
8 8 (6.06%) Architect
8 8 (6.06%) Developer
8 8 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 7 (5.30%) Senior Support Engineer
9 7 (5.30%) Network Consultant
9 7 (5.30%) Consultant
10 6 (4.55%) Applications Developer
10 6 (4.55%) Senior Network Engineer
10 6 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 5 (3.79%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
11 5 (3.79%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.06%) HTML
1 8 (6.06%) .NET
1 8 (6.06%) ASP.NET
1 8 (6.06%) CSS
1 8 (6.06%) XML
1 8 (6.06%) DOM
1 8 (6.06%) EDI
1 8 (6.06%) .NET Framework
1 8 (6.06%) JSON
1 8 (6.06%) LINQ
1 8 (6.06%) jQuery
1 8 (6.06%) HTML5
1 8 (6.06%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (1.52%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.55%) GIS
2 5 (3.79%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.52%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.76%) Clustering
5 1 (0.76%) Statistics
5 1 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.76%) iPhone
5 1 (0.76%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.76%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.76%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 68 (51.52%) Windows
2 44 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (15.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (10.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (6.06%) Windows 7
6 5 (3.79%) Windows XP
7 3 (2.27%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.52%) Windows Vista
8 2 (1.52%) Linux
9 1 (0.76%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (14.39%) ITIL
2 17 (12.88%) Network Monitoring
3 11 (8.33%) Change Control
3 11 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (7.58%) Business Development
5 9 (6.82%) Change Management
5 9 (6.82%) Business Continuity
6 8 (6.06%) Service Delivery
6 8 (6.06%) Logistics
6 8 (6.06%) Performance Monitoring
7 7 (5.30%) Project Management
8 6 (4.55%) PRINCE
8 6 (4.55%) Incident Management
8 6 (4.55%) Load Balancing
9 5 (3.79%) TOGAF
9 5 (3.79%) Network Management
10 4 (3.03%) Network Design
10 4 (3.03%) Technical Architecture
10 4 (3.03%) PRINCE2
10 4 (3.03%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (24.24%) SQL
2 8 (6.06%) T-SQL
2 8 (6.06%) VB.NET
2 8 (6.06%) C#
2 8 (6.06%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.52%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.76%) Perl
4 1 (0.76%) PHP
Qualifications
1 45 (34.09%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (22.73%) CCNP
3 28 (21.21%) CCNA
4 16 (12.12%) Security Cleared
5 15 (11.36%) SC Cleared
6 9 (6.82%) MCSE
6 9 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (6.06%) Degree
8 6 (4.55%) MCSA
9 4 (3.03%) JNCIA
10 3 (2.27%) CCSE
10 3 (2.27%) CCIE
11 2 (1.52%) CCA
11 2 (1.52%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (1.52%) JNCIP
11 2 (1.52%) MCITP
11 2 (1.52%) CCSA
11 2 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.76%) CCAA
12 1 (0.76%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.79%) SLA
1 5 (3.79%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 38 (28.79%) Active Directory
2 36 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (12.88%) Hyper-V
4 16 (12.12%) vSphere
5 8 (6.06%) XenApp
6 3 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.52%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.52%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (0.76%) Nagios
1 1 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (0.76%) WSUS
1 1 (0.76%) SCCM
1 1 (0.76%) Cacti
1 1 (0.76%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 63 (47.73%) Cisco
2 56 (42.42%) Microsoft
3 51 (38.64%) VMware
4 24 (18.18%) Citrix
5 17 (12.88%) Juniper
6 12 (9.09%) EMC
6 12 (9.09%) HP
7 11 (8.33%) CheckPoint
8 8 (6.06%) Altova
8 8 (6.06%) DevExpress
9 7 (5.30%) F5
9 7 (5.30%) Dell
10 6 (4.55%) NetApp
10 6 (4.55%) Fortinet
11 5 (3.79%) Apple
12 2 (1.52%) Computacenter
12 2 (1.52%) Sourcefire
13 1 (0.76%) Brocade
13 1 (0.76%) Mitel
13 1 (0.76%) Red Hat
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