The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Birmingham region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 56 70 62
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -8
Permanent jobs citing WAN 61 49 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.36% 2.82% 2.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.76% 15.17% 15.54%
Number of salaries quoted 54 42 30
Average salary £31,250 £40,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.87% -15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,450 £22,500 £27,400
10% offered a salary of more than £62,750 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
268 323 251
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.77% 18.57% 17.29%
Number of salaries quoted 238 259 216
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,350 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
WAN
West Midlands

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 18 April 2014.

WAN Salary Histogram in Birmingham

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 98 (77.78%) LAN
2 69 (54.76%) Cisco
3 60 (47.62%) Windows
4 45 (35.71%) Firewall
5 42 (33.33%) VMware
6 40 (31.75%) Active Directory
7 38 (30.16%) TCP/IP
8 35 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
8 35 (27.78%) Windows 7
9 34 (26.98%) Microsoft
10 33 (26.19%) Windows Server 2003
10 33 (26.19%) Windows Server 2008
11 29 (23.02%) Cisco Certification
11 29 (23.02%) VPN
12 27 (21.43%) Windows XP
12 27 (21.43%) MS Exchange
13 25 (19.84%) MS Excel
14 21 (16.67%) Wireless
15 20 (15.87%) Ethernet
16 19 (15.08%) MPLS
16 19 (15.08%) Advertising
17 17 (13.49%) Microsoft Certification
17 17 (13.49%) CCNA
17 17 (13.49%) Citrix
17 17 (13.49%) Network Security
18 16 (12.70%) Capacity Planning
18 16 (12.70%) HP
18 16 (12.70%) SQL
19 15 (11.90%) Blackberry
19 15 (11.90%) Internet

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 27 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 13 (10.32%) Exchange Server 2007
3 11 (8.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.38%) IIS
6 3 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.59%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.79%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.79%) Apache
8 1 (0.79%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.79%) Lync
8 1 (0.79%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 25 (19.84%) MS Excel
2 12 (9.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (4.76%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.97%) Office 365
2 1 (0.79%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 98 (77.78%) LAN
2 45 (35.71%) Firewall
3 38 (30.16%) TCP/IP
4 29 (23.02%) VPN
5 21 (16.67%) Wireless
6 20 (15.87%) Ethernet
7 19 (15.08%) MPLS
8 17 (13.49%) Network Security
9 15 (11.90%) Internet
10 12 (9.52%) VLAN
11 10 (7.94%) OSPF
11 10 (7.94%) SAN
12 8 (6.35%) IP Telephony
12 8 (6.35%) ADSL
13 7 (5.56%) SDH
13 7 (5.56%) BGP
13 7 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (5.56%) PABX
14 5 (3.97%) HSRP
14 5 (3.97%) GLBP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.79%) MySQL
2 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (2.38%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.79%) FogBugz
General
1 19 (15.08%) Advertising
2 12 (9.52%) Telecoms
3 10 (7.94%) Finance
4 6 (4.76%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.38%) Law
6 1 (0.79%) Automotive
6 1 (0.79%) Legal
6 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.79%) Marketing
6 1 (0.79%) Retail
6 1 (0.79%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 29 (23.02%) Analyst
2 20 (15.87%) Consultant
3 17 (13.49%) 2nd Line Support
3 17 (13.49%) Architect
4 14 (11.11%) Support Analyst
5 13 (10.32%) Network Consultant
6 11 (8.73%) Support Specialist
6 11 (8.73%) IT Support
7 10 (7.94%) Support Engineer
8 9 (7.14%) Network Engineer
8 9 (7.14%) Network Analyst
9 7 (5.56%) Network Architect
9 7 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
10 6 (4.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 6 (4.76%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 6 (4.76%) IT Support Specialist
10 6 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
10 6 (4.76%) Technical Design Authority
10 6 (4.76%) Applications Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.76%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.79%) EDI
2 1 (0.79%) MSMQ
2 1 (0.79%) .NET
2 1 (0.79%) Web Services
2 1 (0.79%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.90%) Blackberry
2 9 (7.14%) Enterprise Storage
3 7 (5.56%) CCTV
4 6 (4.76%) iPad
4 6 (4.76%) PDA
4 6 (4.76%) Handset
4 6 (4.76%) iPhone
5 4 (3.17%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.17%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.38%) Statistics
6 3 (2.38%) Replication
7 2 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.59%) NHS
8 1 (0.79%) EPoS
8 1 (0.79%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.79%) iSeries
8 1 (0.79%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.79%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 60 (47.62%) Windows
2 35 (27.78%) Windows 7
3 33 (26.19%) Windows Server 2003
3 33 (26.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (21.43%) Windows XP
5 10 (7.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (7.94%) UNIX
6 9 (7.14%) Windows 8
7 6 (4.76%) Apple iOS
7 6 (4.76%) Windows Phone
7 6 (4.76%) Windows Phone 7
7 6 (4.76%) Android
7 6 (4.76%) Windows 2000
8 3 (2.38%) Linux
9 2 (1.59%) HPUX
10 1 (0.79%) Solaris
10 1 (0.79%) AIX
10 1 (0.79%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.79%) CentOS
10 1 (0.79%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (12.70%) Capacity Planning
2 13 (10.32%) ITIL
3 8 (6.35%) TOGAF
3 8 (6.35%) Service Delivery
4 7 (5.56%) Service Management
4 7 (5.56%) Time Management
5 6 (4.76%) Mobile Device Management
5 6 (4.76%) Load Balancing
5 6 (4.76%) Project Planning
5 6 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
5 6 (4.76%) Network Management
6 5 (3.97%) Project Management
6 5 (3.97%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (3.97%) Asset Management
7 4 (3.17%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (3.17%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (3.17%) Fault Management
7 4 (3.17%) Change Management
8 3 (2.38%) PRINCE2
8 3 (2.38%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.70%) SQL
2 7 (5.56%) Perl
3 6 (4.76%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.38%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.59%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.59%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.59%) VBScript
5 2 (1.59%) Python
6 1 (0.79%) C
Qualifications
1 29 (23.02%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (13.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (13.49%) CCNA
3 14 (11.11%) CCIE
4 13 (10.32%) CCNP
5 10 (7.94%) MCP
5 10 (7.94%) MCSE
6 9 (7.14%) Degree
7 7 (5.56%) HND
8 6 (4.76%) MCITP
9 3 (2.38%) SC Cleared
9 3 (2.38%) Security Cleared
10 2 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.59%) CCSP
11 1 (0.79%) CCDA
11 1 (0.79%) CCDP
11 1 (0.79%) CCA
11 1 (0.79%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.79%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.14%) SLA
2 5 (3.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.97%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 40 (31.75%) Active Directory
2 35 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.35%) vSphere
3 8 (6.35%) Terminal Services
4 6 (4.76%) VMware Server
4 6 (4.76%) Hyper-V
5 5 (3.97%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.38%) XenApp
6 3 (2.38%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.79%) MetaFrame
7 1 (0.79%) Xen
7 1 (0.79%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.79%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (6.35%) Backup Exec
1 8 (6.35%) SCCM
1 8 (6.35%) Norton AntiVirus
2 7 (5.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (3.97%) Control-M
3 5 (3.97%) ITRS Geneos
4 3 (2.38%) XenMobile
5 2 (1.59%) WSUS
6 1 (0.79%) Nagios
6 1 (0.79%) SCOM
Vendors
1 69 (54.76%) Cisco
2 42 (33.33%) VMware
3 34 (26.98%) Microsoft
4 17 (13.49%) Citrix
5 16 (12.70%) HP
6 9 (7.14%) Symantec
7 8 (6.35%) CheckPoint
8 7 (5.56%) Intel
9 6 (4.76%) MobileIron
10 5 (3.97%) BMC
10 5 (3.97%) NetApp
10 5 (3.97%) Juniper
11 3 (2.38%) IBM
11 3 (2.38%) Nortel
11 3 (2.38%) Kaspersky
11 3 (2.38%) ION Trading
12 2 (1.59%) Remedy
12 2 (1.59%) Dell
12 2 (1.59%) EMC
13 1 (0.79%) Compaq
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