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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 53 66 110
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +44
Permanent jobs citing WAN 82 64 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.19% 2.92% 1.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.08% 16.33% 7.12%
Number of salaries quoted 75 53 18
Average salary £50,000 £44,000 £32,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% +34.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,100 £26,000 £26,300
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £61,800 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +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
389 392 351
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.87% 17.87% 16.36%
Number of salaries quoted 355 309 318
Average salary £49,250 £47,500 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.68% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 4 September 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Birmingham

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 140 (89.74%) LAN
2 100 (64.10%) Cisco
3 67 (42.95%) Cisco Certification
4 47 (30.13%) Microsoft
5 46 (29.49%) Firewall
6 44 (28.21%) Active Directory
7 43 (27.56%) VMware
8 40 (25.64%) Windows
8 40 (25.64%) Data Centre
9 38 (24.36%) VPN
10 36 (23.08%) CCNA
11 35 (22.44%) Wireless
12 33 (21.15%) CCNP
13 32 (20.51%) CheckPoint
14 27 (17.31%) MS Exchange
14 27 (17.31%) Change Management
15 26 (16.67%) HP
15 26 (16.67%) TCP/IP
16 25 (16.03%) DNS
16 25 (16.03%) MS Excel
16 25 (16.03%) Project Management
17 22 (14.10%) Finance
17 22 (14.10%) MPLS
18 20 (12.82%) Service Delivery
18 20 (12.82%) Hyper-V
19 19 (12.18%) Disaster Recovery
20 18 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
20 18 (11.54%) HP ASE
20 18 (11.54%) Huawei
20 18 (11.54%) Wireless Security

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 27 (17.31%) MS Exchange
2 10 (6.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (6.41%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.92%) Lync
5 3 (1.92%) IIS
Applications
1 25 (16.03%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.85%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.13%) Office 365
2 1 (0.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 140 (89.74%) LAN
2 46 (29.49%) Firewall
3 38 (24.36%) VPN
4 35 (22.44%) Wireless
5 26 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 25 (16.03%) DNS
7 22 (14.10%) MPLS
8 18 (11.54%) Wireless Security
9 17 (10.90%) BGP
9 17 (10.90%) VoIP
10 15 (9.62%) SAN
10 15 (9.62%) Cisco ASA
11 14 (8.97%) Network Security
11 14 (8.97%) DHCP
12 13 (8.33%) OSPF
12 13 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
13 10 (6.41%) Cisco Nexus
14 9 (5.77%) EIGRP
15 8 (5.13%) Cisco IOS
16 7 (4.49%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.21%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (1.92%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 22 (14.10%) Finance
2 14 (8.97%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.56%) Marketing
4 3 (1.92%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.92%) Banking
4 3 (1.92%) Automotive
5 2 (1.28%) Legal
6 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (17.31%) Analyst
1 27 (17.31%) Network Engineer
2 24 (15.38%) Architect
3 21 (13.46%) Network Analyst
4 19 (12.18%) Network Consultant
4 19 (12.18%) Consultant
5 16 (10.26%) Project Manager
6 14 (8.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 14 (8.97%) Pre Sales Consultant
6 14 (8.97%) Network Architect
7 13 (8.33%) Cisco Architect
7 13 (8.33%) Network Design Architect
7 13 (8.33%) Sales Consultant
8 12 (7.69%) Security Consultant
8 12 (7.69%) Network Security Consultant
9 10 (6.41%) Senior Network Analyst
9 10 (6.41%) Technical Architect
9 10 (6.41%) Senior Analyst
10 9 (5.77%) Support Engineer
11 8 (5.13%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.92%) MSMQ
2 2 (1.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 40 (25.64%) Data Centre
2 6 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.92%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.64%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.64%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 40 (25.64%) Windows
2 16 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (9.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (3.85%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.92%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.28%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.64%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (17.31%) Change Management
2 25 (16.03%) Project Management
3 20 (12.82%) Service Delivery
4 19 (12.18%) Disaster Recovery
5 17 (10.90%) Network Design
5 17 (10.90%) Load Balancing
6 15 (9.62%) ITIL
7 14 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (6.41%) PRINCE2
8 10 (6.41%) Risk Management
9 9 (5.77%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (5.13%) Change Control
11 7 (4.49%) Programme Management
12 6 (3.85%) High Availability
13 4 (2.56%) Root Cause Analysis
13 4 (2.56%) Mentoring
13 4 (2.56%) Coaching
13 4 (2.56%) Agile Software Development
13 4 (2.56%) Service Management
13 4 (2.56%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.85%) SQL
2 5 (3.21%) C
3 4 (2.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 67 (42.95%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (23.08%) CCNA
3 33 (21.15%) CCNP
4 18 (11.54%) HP ASE
5 7 (4.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 7 (4.49%) SC Cleared
5 7 (4.49%) Security Cleared
6 6 (3.85%) CCVP
6 6 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (3.21%) MCSE
7 5 (3.21%) CCIE
7 5 (3.21%) JNCIP
8 4 (2.56%) MCITP
9 3 (1.92%) Degree
9 3 (1.92%) MCTS
9 3 (1.92%) MCSA
10 2 (1.28%) CCDP
10 2 (1.28%) CCSE
11 1 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.64%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.05%) SLA
2 2 (1.28%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.64%) QA
System Software
1 44 (28.21%) Active Directory
2 20 (12.82%) Hyper-V
3 18 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (4.49%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.28%) Terminal Server
5 2 (1.28%) XenServer
6 1 (0.64%) vSphere
6 1 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (3.85%) SCOM
2 4 (2.56%) SCCM
3 3 (1.92%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.28%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.28%) WSUS
5 1 (0.64%) Nagios
Vendors
1 100 (64.10%) Cisco
2 47 (30.13%) Microsoft
3 43 (27.56%) VMware
4 32 (20.51%) CheckPoint
5 26 (16.67%) HP
6 18 (11.54%) Huawei
7 16 (10.26%) Citrix
8 15 (9.62%) F5
9 12 (7.69%) Juniper
10 6 (3.85%) Computacenter
11 3 (1.92%) Veeam
12 2 (1.28%) Apple
12 2 (1.28%) Symantec
13 1 (0.64%) Sourcefire
13 1 (0.64%) Fortinet
13 1 (0.64%) LANDesk
13 1 (0.64%) WatchGuard
13 1 (0.64%) CommVault
13 1 (0.64%) NetApp
13 1 (0.64%) Avaya
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Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
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