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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 55 61 93
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +32
Permanent jobs citing WAN 83 59 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.07% 3.09% 1.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.15% 20.49% 9.06%
Number of salaries quoted 69 48 25
Average salary £43,500 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.00% -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £25,000 £23,100
10% offered a salary of more than £60,400 £61,550 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +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
412 288 320
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 20.21% 15.08% 16.88%
Number of salaries quoted 367 245 278
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 July 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Birmingham

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 105 (76.09%) LAN
2 80 (57.97%) Cisco
3 53 (38.41%) Firewall
4 49 (35.51%) Cisco Certification
4 49 (35.51%) Windows
5 46 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 45 (32.61%) VPN
7 44 (31.88%) VMware
8 41 (29.71%) Active Directory
9 40 (28.99%) Data Centre
10 37 (26.81%) CCNA
11 35 (25.36%) MPLS
12 30 (21.74%) TCP/IP
13 29 (21.01%) MS Exchange
14 28 (20.29%) DNS
15 26 (18.84%) CCNP
16 25 (18.12%) MS Excel
17 22 (15.94%) Change Management
17 22 (15.94%) Telecoms
18 20 (14.49%) Windows Server 2008
19 18 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
19 18 (13.04%) Hyper-V
19 18 (13.04%) Service Delivery
19 18 (13.04%) CheckPoint
20 17 (12.32%) DHCP
20 17 (12.32%) ITIL
20 17 (12.32%) Wireless
20 17 (12.32%) Cisco ASA
21 16 (11.59%) OSPF
21 16 (11.59%) BGP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 29 (21.01%) MS Exchange
2 12 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (7.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.17%) Lync
6 3 (2.17%) IIS
7 2 (1.45%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 25 (18.12%) MS Excel
2 11 (7.97%) MS Office
3 1 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.62%) Office 365
2 1 (0.72%) Symantec.cloud
2 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 105 (76.09%) LAN
2 53 (38.41%) Firewall
3 45 (32.61%) VPN
4 35 (25.36%) MPLS
5 30 (21.74%) TCP/IP
6 28 (20.29%) DNS
7 17 (12.32%) DHCP
7 17 (12.32%) Wireless
7 17 (12.32%) Cisco ASA
8 16 (11.59%) OSPF
8 16 (11.59%) BGP
9 14 (10.14%) Wi-Fi
9 14 (10.14%) VPLS
9 14 (10.14%) VoIP
10 12 (8.70%) Ethernet
10 12 (8.70%) EIGRP
11 11 (7.97%) SAN
11 11 (7.97%) Unified Communications
12 8 (5.80%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (5.80%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.14%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.07%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (3.62%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.17%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.17%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 22 (15.94%) Telecoms
2 9 (6.52%) Finance
3 4 (2.90%) Marketing
4 3 (2.17%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.17%) Automotive
5 2 (1.45%) Legal
5 2 (1.45%) Banking
6 1 (0.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (17.39%) Network Engineer
2 15 (10.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (10.14%) Architect
3 14 (10.14%) Project Manager
3 14 (10.14%) Analyst
4 12 (8.70%) Support Engineer
5 11 (7.97%) Network Analyst
6 10 (7.25%) Senior Network Engineer
7 8 (5.80%) Technical Architect
8 7 (5.07%) Senior Manager
8 7 (5.07%) Senior Project Manager
8 7 (5.07%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (4.35%) Field Engineer
9 6 (4.35%) IT Architect
9 6 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 5 (3.62%) Team Leader
10 5 (3.62%) Consultant
10 5 (3.62%) Network Consultant
11 4 (2.90%) Programme Manager
11 4 (2.90%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.17%) XML
1 3 (2.17%) DOM
1 3 (2.17%) MSMQ
1 3 (2.17%) EDI
1 3 (2.17%) .NET Framework
1 3 (2.17%) JSON
1 3 (2.17%) LINQ
1 3 (2.17%) jQuery
1 3 (2.17%) HTML5
1 3 (2.17%) Entity Framework
1 3 (2.17%) HTML
1 3 (2.17%) .NET
1 3 (2.17%) ASP.NET
1 3 (2.17%) CSS
2 2 (1.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 40 (28.99%) Data Centre
2 5 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.17%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.17%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.45%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.72%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.72%) iPhone
5 1 (0.72%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.72%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 49 (35.51%) Windows
2 20 (14.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (10.87%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (4.35%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.17%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.45%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.72%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (15.94%) Change Management
2 18 (13.04%) Service Delivery
3 17 (12.32%) ITIL
4 14 (10.14%) Project Management
5 12 (8.70%) Load Balancing
6 11 (7.97%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (7.25%) Business Development
7 10 (7.25%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (7.25%) Risk Management
7 10 (7.25%) Change Control
8 9 (6.52%) PRINCE2
8 9 (6.52%) Network Design
9 6 (4.35%) Programme Management
9 6 (4.35%) High Availability
10 5 (3.62%) Network Monitoring
10 5 (3.62%) TOGAF
11 4 (2.90%) WFM
11 4 (2.90%) Technical Architecture
11 4 (2.90%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (2.17%) Practice Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (10.87%) SQL
2 4 (2.90%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.17%) T-SQL
3 3 (2.17%) VB.NET
3 3 (2.17%) C#
3 3 (2.17%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.45%) C
Qualifications
1 49 (35.51%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (26.81%) CCNA
3 26 (18.84%) CCNP
4 7 (5.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 5 (3.62%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.62%) Security Cleared
5 5 (3.62%) MCSE
5 5 (3.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.90%) CCIE
6 4 (2.90%) JNCIA
6 4 (2.90%) MCITP
6 4 (2.90%) Degree
7 3 (2.17%) JNCIP
7 3 (2.17%) CCVP
7 3 (2.17%) CCSE
7 3 (2.17%) MCSA
8 2 (1.45%) CCDP
8 2 (1.45%) MCTS
9 1 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.72%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.97%) SLA
2 6 (4.35%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.72%) QA
System Software
1 41 (29.71%) Active Directory
2 18 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (13.04%) Hyper-V
3 7 (5.07%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.45%) Terminal Server
4 2 (1.45%) XenServer
4 2 (1.45%) vSphere
5 1 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (4.35%) SCOM
2 3 (2.17%) SCCM
3 2 (1.45%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.45%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.72%) Nagios
4 1 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 80 (57.97%) Cisco
2 46 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 44 (31.88%) VMware
4 18 (13.04%) CheckPoint
5 14 (10.14%) HP
6 13 (9.42%) Citrix
7 12 (8.70%) Juniper
8 10 (7.25%) F5
9 6 (4.35%) Computacenter
10 5 (3.62%) Fortinet
10 5 (3.62%) Apple
11 3 (2.17%) Veeam
11 3 (2.17%) DevExpress
11 3 (2.17%) Altova
11 3 (2.17%) Symantec
12 2 (1.45%) Sourcefire
12 2 (1.45%) NetApp
12 2 (1.45%) Dell
13 1 (0.72%) Avaya
13 1 (0.72%) Huawei
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