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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 52 64 112
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +48
Permanent jobs citing WAN 88 62 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.34% 3.11% 1.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.20% 18.34% 7.05%
Number of salaries quoted 79 51 16
Average salary £47,500 £38,500 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.37% -10.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,700 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +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
415 338 312
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 20.46% 16.98% 15.26%
Number of salaries quoted 380 281 284
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £27,000 £29,250
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £62,500
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 31 July 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Birmingham

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 118 (80.82%) LAN
2 95 (65.07%) Cisco
3 65 (44.52%) Cisco Certification
4 47 (32.19%) Firewall
4 47 (32.19%) Data Centre
5 41 (28.08%) Active Directory
6 40 (27.40%) VPN
6 40 (27.40%) VMware
7 39 (26.71%) Microsoft
8 37 (25.34%) Windows
9 36 (24.66%) CCNA
10 33 (22.60%) Wireless
11 32 (21.92%) CheckPoint
12 31 (21.23%) MPLS
13 30 (20.55%) CCNP
14 27 (18.49%) HP
14 27 (18.49%) MS Exchange
14 27 (18.49%) TCP/IP
15 25 (17.12%) Change Management
15 25 (17.12%) DNS
16 23 (15.75%) MS Excel
17 21 (14.38%) Telecoms
18 19 (13.01%) Service Delivery
19 18 (12.33%) Load Balancing
20 17 (11.64%) Wireless Security
20 17 (11.64%) Network Design
20 17 (11.64%) Huawei
20 17 (11.64%) HP ASE
20 17 (11.64%) Hyper-V
20 17 (11.64%) Project Management

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (18.49%) MS Exchange
2 11 (7.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (6.16%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.05%) Lync
5 3 (2.05%) IIS
6 2 (1.37%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 23 (15.75%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.79%) MS Office
3 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.11%) Office 365
2 1 (0.68%) Symantec.cloud
2 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 118 (80.82%) LAN
2 47 (32.19%) Firewall
3 40 (27.40%) VPN
4 33 (22.60%) Wireless
5 31 (21.23%) MPLS
6 27 (18.49%) TCP/IP
7 25 (17.12%) DNS
8 17 (11.64%) Wireless Security
9 16 (10.96%) Cisco ASA
9 16 (10.96%) BGP
10 15 (10.27%) OSPF
11 14 (9.59%) VoIP
11 14 (9.59%) DHCP
12 13 (8.90%) Wi-Fi
12 13 (8.90%) VPLS
12 13 (8.90%) Network Security
13 11 (7.53%) Ethernet
14 10 (6.85%) EIGRP
14 10 (6.85%) Cisco Nexus
15 9 (6.16%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.48%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.42%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.05%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 21 (14.38%) Telecoms
2 11 (7.53%) Finance
3 4 (2.74%) Marketing
4 3 (2.05%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.05%) Banking
4 3 (2.05%) Automotive
5 2 (1.37%) Legal
6 1 (0.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (17.81%) Network Engineer
2 25 (17.12%) Architect
3 17 (11.64%) Analyst
4 15 (10.27%) Network Consultant
4 15 (10.27%) Project Manager
4 15 (10.27%) Consultant
5 14 (9.59%) Network Analyst
5 14 (9.59%) Network Architect
6 13 (8.90%) Pre Sales Consultant
6 13 (8.90%) Cisco Architect
6 13 (8.90%) Network Design Architect
7 12 (8.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (8.22%) Sales Consultant
8 11 (7.53%) Security Consultant
8 11 (7.53%) Network Security Consultant
9 10 (6.85%) Technical Architect
10 9 (6.16%) Support Engineer
10 9 (6.16%) Senior Network Engineer
11 8 (5.48%) IT Architect
12 7 (4.79%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.05%) MSMQ
2 2 (1.37%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 47 (32.19%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.05%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.37%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.68%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.68%) iPhone
5 1 (0.68%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.68%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 37 (25.34%) Windows
2 14 (9.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (7.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (6.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (2.74%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.05%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.68%) Linux
7 1 (0.68%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (17.12%) Change Management
2 19 (13.01%) Service Delivery
3 18 (12.33%) Load Balancing
4 17 (11.64%) Network Design
4 17 (11.64%) Project Management
5 14 (9.59%) Disaster Recovery
6 13 (8.90%) ITIL
7 10 (6.85%) PRINCE2
7 10 (6.85%) Risk Management
8 9 (6.16%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (6.16%) Change Control
9 8 (5.48%) Business Development
10 6 (4.11%) Programme Management
10 6 (4.11%) High Availability
11 4 (2.74%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (2.74%) WFM
12 3 (2.05%) Workforce Management Optimization
12 3 (2.05%) Resource Management
12 3 (2.05%) Multithreading
12 3 (2.05%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.79%) SQL
2 4 (2.74%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.05%) C
Qualifications
1 65 (44.52%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (24.66%) CCNA
3 30 (20.55%) CCNP
4 17 (11.64%) HP ASE
5 7 (4.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (3.42%) SC Cleared
6 5 (3.42%) Security Cleared
6 5 (3.42%) CCIE
6 5 (3.42%) MCSE
6 5 (3.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (2.74%) MCITP
7 4 (2.74%) Degree
8 3 (2.05%) MCSA
8 3 (2.05%) JNCIP
8 3 (2.05%) CCVP
9 2 (1.37%) CCSE
9 2 (1.37%) MCTS
9 2 (1.37%) CCDP
10 1 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.68%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.22%) SLA
2 3 (2.05%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 41 (28.08%) Active Directory
2 17 (11.64%) Hyper-V
3 14 (9.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (4.11%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.37%) Terminal Server
5 2 (1.37%) XenServer
5 2 (1.37%) vSphere
6 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (4.11%) SCOM
2 3 (2.05%) SCCM
3 2 (1.37%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.37%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.68%) Nagios
4 1 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 95 (65.07%) Cisco
2 40 (27.40%) VMware
3 39 (26.71%) Microsoft
4 32 (21.92%) CheckPoint
5 27 (18.49%) HP
6 17 (11.64%) Huawei
7 16 (10.96%) F5
8 13 (8.90%) Citrix
9 9 (6.16%) Juniper
10 6 (4.11%) Computacenter
11 3 (2.05%) Symantec
11 3 (2.05%) Apple
11 3 (2.05%) Veeam
12 2 (1.37%) Fortinet
12 2 (1.37%) Dell
13 1 (0.68%) NetApp
13 1 (0.68%) Avaya
13 1 (0.68%) ProCurve
13 1 (0.68%) Brocade
13 1 (0.68%) Sourcefire
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