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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 65 104 59
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -45
Permanent jobs citing WAN 62 24 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.93% 1.12% 3.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.37% 7.08% 17.33%
Number of salaries quoted 52 18 53
Average salary £38,500 £41,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.22% +10.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,850 £56,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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
357 339 352
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.86% 15.85% 20.52%
Number of salaries quoted 284 311 279
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 20 August 2014.

WAN Salary Histogram in Birmingham

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 92 (74.80%) LAN
2 87 (70.73%) Cisco
3 63 (51.22%) Firewall
4 55 (44.72%) Cisco Certification
5 48 (39.02%) Windows
6 46 (37.40%) MPLS
7 44 (35.77%) CCNP
8 41 (33.33%) CCNA
9 38 (30.89%) TCP/IP
10 35 (28.46%) VPN
10 35 (28.46%) Windows Server 2008
11 34 (27.64%) Microsoft
12 32 (26.02%) CheckPoint
13 31 (25.20%) HP
14 30 (24.39%) Windows Server 2003
14 30 (24.39%) Network Management
15 29 (23.58%) Active Directory
15 29 (23.58%) MS Exchange
16 28 (22.76%) VMware
17 26 (21.14%) Windows 7
18 24 (19.51%) VMware Infrastructure
18 24 (19.51%) OSPF
19 21 (17.07%) Windows XP
20 20 (16.26%) Citrix
20 20 (16.26%) Wireless
21 18 (14.63%) Performance Monitoring
22 17 (13.82%) Internet
23 16 (13.01%) MS Excel
23 16 (13.01%) Exchange Server 2010
24 15 (12.20%) IP Telephony

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 (23.58%) MS Exchange
2 16 (13.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (7.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.81%) IIS
7 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 16 (13.01%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.69%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 92 (74.80%) LAN
2 63 (51.22%) Firewall
3 46 (37.40%) MPLS
4 38 (30.89%) TCP/IP
5 35 (28.46%) VPN
6 24 (19.51%) OSPF
7 20 (16.26%) Wireless
8 17 (13.82%) Internet
9 15 (12.20%) IP Telephony
10 14 (11.38%) Ethernet
11 13 (10.57%) Network Security
11 13 (10.57%) DWDM
12 12 (9.76%) EIGRP
13 10 (8.13%) VLAN
13 10 (8.13%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (8.13%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (8.13%) BGP
14 9 (7.32%) ADSL
14 9 (7.32%) VoIP
14 9 (7.32%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.07%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (4.07%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.81%) ProC
General
1 13 (10.57%) Legal
2 12 (9.76%) Telecoms
3 11 (8.94%) Finance
4 8 (6.50%) Law
5 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 43 (34.96%) Network Engineer
2 31 (25.20%) Analyst
3 16 (13.01%) Network Analyst
4 11 (8.94%) Consultant
4 11 (8.94%) Support Analyst
5 9 (7.32%) Network Security Engineer
5 9 (7.32%) Security Analyst
5 9 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (7.32%) Senior Network Engineer
5 9 (7.32%) Cisco Engineer
5 9 (7.32%) Security Engineer
5 9 (7.32%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 9 (7.32%) Network Security Analyst
6 8 (6.50%) Desktop Support
7 6 (4.88%) Architect
7 6 (4.88%) Project Manager
7 6 (4.88%) Support Engineer
8 5 (4.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.07%) Solutions Consultant
9 4 (3.25%) Data Centre Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.81%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.32%) Blackberry
2 6 (4.88%) Client/Server
2 6 (4.88%) Statistics
3 5 (4.07%) Replication
4 4 (3.25%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.44%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.44%) Mathematics
5 3 (2.44%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.63%) iSeries
6 2 (1.63%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.63%) CCTV
6 2 (1.63%) AS400
6 2 (1.63%) PMI
6 2 (1.63%) NHS
7 1 (0.81%) Clustering
7 1 (0.81%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 48 (39.02%) Windows
2 35 (28.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (24.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (21.14%) Windows 7
5 21 (17.07%) Windows XP
6 14 (11.38%) Windows 8
7 13 (10.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (3.25%) Linux
9 3 (2.44%) UNIX
10 1 (0.81%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.81%) Android
10 1 (0.81%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.81%) HPUX
10 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (24.39%) Network Management
2 18 (14.63%) Performance Monitoring
3 14 (11.38%) Service Delivery
4 12 (9.76%) ITIL
5 8 (6.50%) Change Management
5 8 (6.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (6.50%) Asset Management
6 7 (5.69%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (4.88%) PRINCE2
7 6 (4.88%) Project Management
8 5 (4.07%) Network Monitoring
8 5 (4.07%) Fault Management
9 4 (3.25%) Time Management
9 4 (3.25%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (2.44%) Load Balancing
10 3 (2.44%) Risk Management
11 2 (1.63%) Incident Management
11 2 (1.63%) TOGAF
11 2 (1.63%) ERP
11 2 (1.63%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 55 (44.72%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (35.77%) CCNP
3 41 (33.33%) CCNA
4 15 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (8.94%) MCP
6 10 (8.13%) CCIE
7 9 (7.32%) CCSA
7 9 (7.32%) CCSE
8 7 (5.69%) Degree
9 6 (4.88%) Security Cleared
9 6 (4.88%) CCIP
10 5 (4.07%) SC Cleared
11 4 (3.25%) MCSE
12 3 (2.44%) CCA
12 3 (2.44%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (1.63%) HND
13 2 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (1.63%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.50%) SLA
2 2 (1.63%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 29 (23.58%) Active Directory
2 24 (19.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (10.57%) vSphere
4 8 (6.50%) Terminal Services
5 7 (5.69%) Hyper-V
5 7 (5.69%) XenApp
5 7 (5.69%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (4.07%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.63%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.81%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.81%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (6.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 8 (6.50%) Backup Exec
1 8 (6.50%) SCCM
2 7 (5.69%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (4.07%) XenMobile
4 2 (1.63%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.81%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.81%) SCOM
5 1 (0.81%) WSUS
Vendors
1 87 (70.73%) Cisco
2 34 (27.64%) Microsoft
3 32 (26.02%) CheckPoint
4 31 (25.20%) HP
5 28 (22.76%) VMware
6 20 (16.26%) Citrix
7 13 (10.57%) Juniper
8 8 (6.50%) Intel
9 7 (5.69%) Symantec
9 7 (5.69%) NetApp
10 6 (4.88%) Kaspersky
11 5 (4.07%) Nortel
12 3 (2.44%) Remedy
13 2 (1.63%) Genesys
13 2 (1.63%) Fortinet
13 2 (1.63%) LANDesk
13 2 (1.63%) Avaya
14 1 (0.81%) Apple
14 1 (0.81%) SonicWALL
14 1 (0.81%) ProCurve
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