The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 65 38 69
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +31
Permanent jobs citing WAN 53 109 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.96% 5.16% 3.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.87% 34.17% 21.35%
Number of salaries quoted 30 91 55
Median salary £45,000 £42,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +29.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,000 £22,200
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

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
254 319 281
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.20% 15.10% 15.91%
Number of salaries quoted 180 271 256
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,750 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of job ads across the Birmingham region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 21 February 2017.

WAN Salary Histogram in Birmingham

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for WAN.

1 125 (71.02%) LAN
2 99 (56.25%) Firewall
3 95 (53.98%) Cisco
4 76 (43.18%) Data Centre
5 60 (34.09%) ITIL
6 59 (33.52%) Cisco Certification
7 57 (32.39%) CheckPoint
8 56 (31.82%) VPN
9 55 (31.25%) HP
10 51 (28.98%) Service Delivery
11 47 (26.70%) Fortinet
12 45 (25.57%) CCNA
13 40 (22.73%) OSPF
14 34 (19.32%) Microsoft
14 34 (19.32%) Windows
14 34 (19.32%) Continuous Improvement
15 33 (18.75%) PRINCE2
15 33 (18.75%) Degree
16 30 (17.05%) ITIL Certification
16 30 (17.05%) Presales
17 29 (16.48%) Software Engineering
17 29 (16.48%) Computer Science
17 29 (16.48%) Network Security
18 28 (15.91%) VMware
19 27 (15.34%) Project Management
19 27 (15.34%) Change Management
19 27 (15.34%) CCNP
19 27 (15.34%) DNS
19 27 (15.34%) Root Cause Analysis
20 26 (14.77%) Network Management

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (6.82%) MS Exchange
2 9 (5.11%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (1.70%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.14%) IIS
5 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.57%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.84%) MS Office
3 3 (1.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (5.11%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (5.11%) Mimecast
2 7 (3.98%) Office 365
3 4 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.70%) SaaS
5 1 (0.57%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 125 (71.02%) LAN
2 99 (56.25%) Firewall
3 56 (31.82%) VPN
4 40 (22.73%) OSPF
5 29 (16.48%) Network Security
6 27 (15.34%) DNS
7 24 (13.64%) TCP/IP
8 23 (13.07%) DHCP
9 22 (12.50%) VLAN
10 20 (11.36%) MPLS
11 19 (10.80%) Wi-Fi
12 18 (10.23%) BGP
13 16 (9.09%) VoIP
13 16 (9.09%) Wireless
14 14 (7.95%) Internet
14 14 (7.95%) SSL
15 12 (6.82%) WLAN
16 10 (5.68%) SNMP
17 9 (5.11%) EIGRP
17 9 (5.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.84%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 21 (11.93%) Finance
1 21 (11.93%) Telecoms
2 14 (7.95%) Retail
3 9 (5.11%) Marketing
4 6 (3.41%) Publishing
5 2 (1.14%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.57%) Automotive
6 1 (0.57%) Banking
6 1 (0.57%) Electronics
6 1 (0.57%) French Language
6 1 (0.57%) German Language
6 1 (0.57%) Polish Language
6 1 (0.57%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 55 (31.25%) Network Engineer
2 27 (15.34%) Senior Network Engineer
3 20 (11.36%) Architect
4 15 (8.52%) Analyst
5 13 (7.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (6.82%) Project Manager
7 10 (5.68%) Network Analyst
7 10 (5.68%) Service Architect
7 10 (5.68%) Voice Architect
8 9 (5.11%) Exchange Engineer
8 9 (5.11%) Network Specialist
8 9 (5.11%) Programme Manager
9 8 (4.55%) Technical Specialist
10 7 (3.98%) Capacity Manager
10 7 (3.98%) Cisco Engineer
10 7 (3.98%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 6 (3.41%) IT Manager
11 6 (3.41%) Security Engineer
11 6 (3.41%) Senior Project Manager
11 6 (3.41%) Technical Manager
Miscellaneous
1 76 (43.18%) Data Centre
2 29 (16.48%) Computer Science
3 11 (6.25%) Driving Licence
4 9 (5.11%) Virtual Team
5 6 (3.41%) CMDB
6 4 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.70%) FMCG
7 3 (1.70%) NHS
7 3 (1.70%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.14%) EPoS
9 1 (0.57%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.57%) Handset
9 1 (0.57%) iPad
9 1 (0.57%) Life Science
9 1 (0.57%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 34 (19.32%) Windows
2 23 (13.07%) Windows Server
3 9 (5.11%) Linux
4 8 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (3.98%) AIX
5 7 (3.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (3.98%) Solaris
5 7 (3.98%) Unix
6 6 (3.41%) Windows 7
6 6 (3.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.27%) Windows 8
7 4 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.70%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.57%) Android
9 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (34.09%) ITIL
2 51 (28.98%) Service Delivery
3 34 (19.32%) Continuous Improvement
4 33 (18.75%) PRINCE2
5 30 (17.05%) Presales
6 29 (16.48%) Software Engineering
7 27 (15.34%) Change Management
7 27 (15.34%) Project Management
7 27 (15.34%) Root Cause Analysis
8 26 (14.77%) Network Management
9 20 (11.36%) Mentoring
10 19 (10.80%) Risk Management
11 18 (10.23%) Change Control
12 16 (9.09%) Line Management
12 16 (9.09%) Service Management
13 13 (7.39%) ITIL V3
14 11 (6.25%) Project Planning
15 10 (5.68%) Problem Management
15 10 (5.68%) Resource Management
16 9 (5.11%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 15 (8.52%) C
2 9 (5.11%) SQL
3 7 (3.98%) Perl
3 7 (3.98%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 59 (33.52%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (25.57%) CCNA
3 33 (18.75%) Degree
4 30 (17.05%) ITIL Certification
5 27 (15.34%) CCNP
6 12 (6.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 10 (5.68%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (4.55%) MCSE
8 8 (4.55%) Security Cleared
9 7 (3.98%) CCDP
10 6 (3.41%) PMI Certification
10 6 (3.41%) PMP
11 5 (2.84%) CCDA
12 4 (2.27%) CCIE
13 3 (1.70%) CCIP
14 1 (0.57%) CCSE
14 1 (0.57%) CISSP
14 1 (0.57%) MCSA
14 1 (0.57%) SC Cleared
14 1 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.82%) SLA
2 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (14.20%) Active Directory
2 18 (10.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (6.25%) vSphere
4 3 (1.70%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.14%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (1.14%) XenApp
6 1 (0.57%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.57%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.57%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 17 (9.66%) SCOM
2 9 (5.11%) Norton AntiVirus
3 8 (4.55%) SCCM
4 7 (3.98%) SCOrch
5 2 (1.14%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (1.14%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.57%) QRadar
6 1 (0.57%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 95 (53.98%) Cisco
2 57 (32.39%) CheckPoint
3 55 (31.25%) HP
4 47 (26.70%) Fortinet
5 34 (19.32%) Microsoft
6 28 (15.91%) VMware
7 20 (11.36%) Juniper
8 18 (10.23%) F5
9 17 (9.66%) Computacenter
9 17 (9.66%) Huawei
10 16 (9.09%) Brocade
11 10 (5.68%) Palo Alto
12 9 (5.11%) Symantec
13 8 (4.55%) Avaya
13 8 (4.55%) Meraki
14 7 (3.98%) Mitel
14 7 (3.98%) Red Hat
15 6 (3.41%) Aruba
15 6 (3.41%) Citrix
16 5 (2.84%) SolarWinds
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