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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 63 99 54
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -45
Permanent jobs citing WAN 61 24 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.10% 1.19% 3.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.94% 7.95% 16.71%
Number of salaries quoted 50 18 55
Average salary £38,000 £39,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.79% +5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £22,700
10% offered a salary of more than £57,650 £56,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
322 302 365
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.35% 14.97% 21.64%
Number of salaries quoted 265 275 299
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +9.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £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 28 July 2014.

WAN Salary Histogram in Birmingham

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 88 (73.95%) LAN
2 82 (68.91%) Cisco
3 55 (46.22%) Windows
4 51 (42.86%) Firewall
5 43 (36.13%) Cisco Certification
6 41 (34.45%) MPLS
7 38 (31.93%) TCP/IP
7 38 (31.93%) Active Directory
7 38 (31.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 35 (29.41%) CCNP
8 35 (29.41%) VPN
9 34 (28.57%) Microsoft
9 34 (28.57%) MS Exchange
9 34 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
10 30 (25.21%) VMware
10 30 (25.21%) CCNA
11 29 (24.37%) Windows 7
12 27 (22.69%) VMware Infrastructure
13 26 (21.85%) HP
14 25 (21.01%) Windows XP
14 25 (21.01%) Network Management
15 23 (19.33%) CheckPoint
16 21 (17.65%) OSPF
17 20 (16.81%) MS Excel
18 19 (15.97%) Citrix
19 18 (15.13%) Internet
20 17 (14.29%) Wireless
20 17 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
20 17 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
21 16 (13.45%) Performance Monitoring

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 34 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 17 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 17 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
3 11 (9.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (5.04%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.68%) IIS
7 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (0.84%) Lync
7 1 (0.84%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.84%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.84%) Tomcat
Applications
1 20 (16.81%) MS Excel
2 10 (8.40%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.36%) Office 365
2 3 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.84%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 88 (73.95%) LAN
2 51 (42.86%) Firewall
3 41 (34.45%) MPLS
4 38 (31.93%) TCP/IP
5 35 (29.41%) VPN
6 21 (17.65%) OSPF
7 18 (15.13%) Internet
8 17 (14.29%) Wireless
9 13 (10.92%) IP Telephony
9 13 (10.92%) Ethernet
10 11 (9.24%) Network Security
10 11 (9.24%) DWDM
11 10 (8.40%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (8.40%) ADSL
11 10 (8.40%) VLAN
12 9 (7.56%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (6.72%) EIGRP
13 8 (6.72%) BGP
13 8 (6.72%) SAN
13 8 (6.72%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.20%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (4.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.68%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.84%) FogBugz
General
1 12 (10.08%) Telecoms
2 11 (9.24%) Finance
2 11 (9.24%) Legal
3 7 (5.88%) Law
4 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.84%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 34 (28.57%) Analyst
2 33 (27.73%) Network Engineer
3 15 (12.61%) Support Analyst
4 14 (11.76%) Network Analyst
5 12 (10.08%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (7.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 9 (7.56%) Senior Network Engineer
6 9 (7.56%) Cisco Engineer
6 9 (7.56%) Support Engineer
6 9 (7.56%) Desktop Support
7 8 (6.72%) Consultant
8 7 (5.88%) Security Engineer
8 7 (5.88%) Security Analyst
8 7 (5.88%) Network Security Analyst
8 7 (5.88%) Network Security Engineer
8 7 (5.88%) Architect
9 6 (5.04%) Project Manager
10 5 (4.20%) Infrastructure Manager
10 5 (4.20%) Help Desk Analyst
11 4 (3.36%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.68%) .NET
2 1 (0.84%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.24%) Blackberry
2 6 (5.04%) Statistics
3 5 (4.20%) CCTV
3 5 (4.20%) Replication
3 5 (4.20%) Client/Server
4 4 (3.36%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.68%) PMI
5 2 (1.68%) AS400
5 2 (1.68%) NHS
5 2 (1.68%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.68%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.68%) iSeries
5 2 (1.68%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.84%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.84%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.84%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.84%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 55 (46.22%) Windows
2 38 (31.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 29 (24.37%) Windows 7
5 25 (21.01%) Windows XP
6 16 (13.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (12.61%) Windows 8
8 5 (4.20%) UNIX
8 5 (4.20%) Linux
9 3 (2.52%) HPUX
10 1 (0.84%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.84%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.84%) Solaris
10 1 (0.84%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (21.01%) Network Management
2 16 (13.45%) Performance Monitoring
3 13 (10.92%) Service Delivery
4 10 (8.40%) ITIL
5 8 (6.72%) Change Management
6 7 (5.88%) Asset Management
7 6 (5.04%) PRINCE2
7 6 (5.04%) Project Management
8 5 (4.20%) Time Management
8 5 (4.20%) Fault Management
8 5 (4.20%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (4.20%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (3.36%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (3.36%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (2.52%) TOGAF
10 3 (2.52%) Load Balancing
10 3 (2.52%) Risk Management
11 2 (1.68%) ERP
11 2 (1.68%) Data Protection
11 2 (1.68%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.24%) SQL
2 1 (0.84%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.84%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (36.13%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (29.41%) CCNP
3 30 (25.21%) CCNA
4 14 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (10.08%) MCP
6 9 (7.56%) CCIE
7 8 (6.72%) Degree
8 7 (5.88%) CCSE
8 7 (5.88%) CCSA
9 5 (4.20%) SC Cleared
9 5 (4.20%) Security Cleared
9 5 (4.20%) HND
10 4 (3.36%) CCIP
11 2 (1.68%) MCSE
11 2 (1.68%) CCA
11 2 (1.68%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (1.68%) PMI Certification
11 2 (1.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (1.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.88%) SLA
2 2 (1.68%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 38 (31.93%) Active Directory
2 27 (22.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (10.08%) vSphere
4 11 (9.24%) Terminal Services
5 7 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (5.88%) Hyper-V
6 6 (5.04%) XenApp
7 5 (4.20%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.84%) Xen
8 1 (0.84%) vCloud
8 1 (0.84%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.84%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 11 (9.24%) SCCM
2 10 (8.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 9 (7.56%) Backup Exec
3 9 (7.56%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (4.20%) XenMobile
5 2 (1.68%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.68%) SCOM
6 1 (0.84%) WSUS
6 1 (0.84%) Nagios
Vendors
1 82 (68.91%) Cisco
2 34 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 30 (25.21%) VMware
4 26 (21.85%) HP
5 23 (19.33%) CheckPoint
6 19 (15.97%) Citrix
7 12 (10.08%) Juniper
8 10 (8.40%) Intel
9 9 (7.56%) Symantec
10 6 (5.04%) NetApp
11 5 (4.20%) Kaspersky
11 5 (4.20%) Nortel
12 3 (2.52%) Remedy
13 2 (1.68%) IBM
13 2 (1.68%) Genesys
13 2 (1.68%) LANDesk
13 2 (1.68%) Fortinet
14 1 (0.84%) ProCurve
14 1 (0.84%) Apple
14 1 (0.84%) Interwoven
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