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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 63 58 71
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +13
Permanent jobs citing WAN 57 63 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.14% 3.49% 2.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.59% 23.25% 15.12%
Number of salaries quoted 37 56 42
Average salary £45,000 £31,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+44.00% -21.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,750 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,500 £61,250 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -
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
291 271 324
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.05% 15.01% 18.39%
Number of salaries quoted 237 241 259
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,400
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 17 April 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Birmingham

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 94 (75.20%) LAN
2 62 (49.60%) Windows
3 60 (48.00%) Cisco
4 51 (40.80%) Firewall
5 48 (38.40%) Microsoft
6 45 (36.00%) VMware
7 38 (30.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 35 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
9 33 (26.40%) VPN
10 32 (25.60%) Active Directory
11 31 (24.80%) MPLS
12 30 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 28 (22.40%) SQL
14 27 (21.60%) MS Exchange
15 25 (20.00%) SAN
16 23 (18.40%) SQL Server
17 21 (16.80%) ITIL
18 20 (16.00%) MS Excel
18 20 (16.00%) TCP/IP
18 20 (16.00%) CCNP
18 20 (16.00%) CCNA
19 19 (15.20%) Windows Server 2012
20 18 (14.40%) Citrix
21 17 (13.60%) DNS
21 17 (13.60%) MS Office
21 17 (13.60%) Telecoms
22 15 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
22 15 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
22 15 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
23 14 (11.20%) Network Security

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (21.60%) MS Exchange
2 13 (10.40%) Exchange Server 2007
3 11 (8.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (4.80%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (4.80%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (3.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.60%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 20 (16.00%) MS Excel
2 17 (13.60%) MS Office
3 1 (0.80%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.80%) Office 365
1 1 (0.80%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 94 (75.20%) LAN
2 51 (40.80%) Firewall
3 33 (26.40%) VPN
4 31 (24.80%) MPLS
5 25 (20.00%) SAN
6 20 (16.00%) TCP/IP
7 17 (13.60%) DNS
8 15 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
9 14 (11.20%) Network Security
10 13 (10.40%) OSPF
11 12 (9.60%) Wi-Fi
11 12 (9.60%) Wireless
12 11 (8.80%) VPLS
12 11 (8.80%) BGP
12 11 (8.80%) Ethernet
12 11 (8.80%) NAS
12 11 (8.80%) Unified Communications
13 10 (8.00%) DHCP
13 10 (8.00%) EIGRP
14 8 (6.40%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (18.40%) SQL Server
2 15 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (10.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (6.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (6.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (4.80%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (6.40%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (13.60%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.60%) Finance
3 2 (1.60%) Marketing
4 1 (0.80%) Back Office
4 1 (0.80%) Legal
4 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.80%) Advertising
4 1 (0.80%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (13.60%) Analyst
2 14 (11.20%) Support Engineer
3 13 (10.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (9.60%) Network Engineer
5 11 (8.80%) Field Engineer
6 10 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (7.20%) Architect
8 8 (6.40%) Project Manager
8 8 (6.40%) Developer
8 8 (6.40%) 3rd Line Support
8 8 (6.40%) Network Analyst
8 8 (6.40%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 8 (6.40%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 7 (5.60%) Senior Network Engineer
9 7 (5.60%) Network Consultant
9 7 (5.60%) Consultant
10 6 (4.80%) Applications Developer
11 5 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (4.00%) Senior Support Engineer
11 5 (4.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.40%) HTML
1 8 (6.40%) .NET
1 8 (6.40%) ASP.NET
1 8 (6.40%) CSS
1 8 (6.40%) XML
1 8 (6.40%) DOM
1 8 (6.40%) EDI
1 8 (6.40%) .NET Framework
1 8 (6.40%) JSON
1 8 (6.40%) LINQ
1 8 (6.40%) jQuery
1 8 (6.40%) HTML5
1 8 (6.40%) Entity Framework
2 2 (1.60%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (2.40%) GIS
2 3 (2.40%) Client/Server
2 3 (2.40%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (0.80%) iPhone
3 1 (0.80%) EqualLogic
3 1 (0.80%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 62 (49.60%) Windows
2 38 (30.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (15.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (6.40%) Windows 7
6 6 (4.80%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.60%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.60%) Windows Vista
7 2 (1.60%) Linux
8 1 (0.80%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (16.80%) ITIL
2 13 (10.40%) Network Monitoring
3 12 (9.60%) Change Control
4 11 (8.80%) Service Delivery
5 10 (8.00%) Change Management
5 10 (8.00%) Business Development
6 9 (7.20%) Load Balancing
6 9 (7.20%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (6.40%) Logistics
8 7 (5.60%) Network Design
8 7 (5.60%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (5.60%) Business Continuity
8 7 (5.60%) Project Management
9 6 (4.80%) Risk Management
10 5 (4.00%) PRINCE2
10 5 (4.00%) Incident Management
10 5 (4.00%) Migration
10 5 (4.00%) TOGAF
10 5 (4.00%) High Availability
11 4 (3.20%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 28 (22.40%) SQL
2 8 (6.40%) T-SQL
2 8 (6.40%) VB.NET
2 8 (6.40%) C#
2 8 (6.40%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.80%) Perl
3 1 (0.80%) PHP
3 1 (0.80%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.80%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 35 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (16.00%) CCNP
2 20 (16.00%) CCNA
3 12 (9.60%) Security Cleared
4 11 (8.80%) SC Cleared
5 5 (4.00%) Degree
5 5 (4.00%) MCSE
5 5 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (3.20%) JNCIA
6 4 (3.20%) MCSA
6 4 (3.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (2.40%) CCIE
7 3 (2.40%) JNCIP
7 3 (2.40%) CCSE
8 2 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.60%) CCA
8 2 (1.60%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.80%) CCEA
9 1 (0.80%) CCDP
9 1 (0.80%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.00%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.20%) SLA
3 1 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 32 (25.60%) Active Directory
2 30 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (10.40%) Hyper-V
4 12 (9.60%) vSphere
5 6 (4.80%) XenApp
6 3 (2.40%) VMware ESX
6 3 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.60%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.80%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (0.80%) Nagios
1 1 (0.80%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (0.80%) WSUS
1 1 (0.80%) SCCM
1 1 (0.80%) Cacti
Vendors
1 60 (48.00%) Cisco
2 48 (38.40%) Microsoft
3 45 (36.00%) VMware
4 18 (14.40%) Citrix
5 14 (11.20%) Juniper
6 10 (8.00%) CheckPoint
7 9 (7.20%) F5
8 8 (6.40%) DevExpress
8 8 (6.40%) Altova
9 7 (5.60%) EMC
9 7 (5.60%) NetApp
10 6 (4.80%) HP
10 6 (4.80%) Dell
10 6 (4.80%) Fortinet
11 5 (4.00%) Apple
12 4 (3.20%) Computacenter
13 3 (2.40%) Sourcefire
14 1 (0.80%) Brocade
14 1 (0.80%) Mitel
14 1 (0.80%) Symantec
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Networking People
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £220.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 25 days ago