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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 45 59 46
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -13
Permanent jobs citing WAN 94 65 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.67% 3.65% 4.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.13% 23.05% 20.77%
Number of salaries quoted 83 61 44
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -12.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £65,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+10.38% +1.31%
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
302 282 313
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.01% 15.83% 21.13%
Number of salaries quoted 265 257 263
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -9.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,850 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 5 February 2016.

WAN Salary Histogram in Birmingham

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 167 (91.26%) LAN
2 92 (50.27%) Cisco
3 76 (41.53%) Cisco Certification
4 69 (37.70%) Microsoft
5 61 (33.33%) Firewall
6 54 (29.51%) Windows
7 53 (28.96%) CCNA
8 49 (26.78%) Project Management
9 47 (25.68%) CCNP
10 45 (24.59%) VMware
11 36 (19.67%) Active Directory
12 34 (18.58%) Finance
13 33 (18.03%) Windows Server
14 32 (17.49%) ITIL
15 28 (15.30%) Juniper
16 27 (14.75%) VPN
17 26 (14.21%) VoIP
18 25 (13.66%) Disaster Recovery
18 25 (13.66%) Windows Server 2012
19 24 (13.11%) MS Excel
20 23 (12.57%) Data Centre
21 21 (11.48%) SAN
21 21 (11.48%) Network Security
21 21 (11.48%) Cisco ASA
22 20 (10.93%) Security Cleared
23 19 (10.38%) VMware Infrastructure
23 19 (10.38%) Telecoms
23 19 (10.38%) Capacity Planning
24 18 (9.84%) Avaya
24 18 (9.84%) Citrix

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 11 (6.01%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.73%) IIS
3 4 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.09%) GroupWise
5 1 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 24 (13.11%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.37%) MS Office
3 1 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.55%) MS Project
3 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.19%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.37%) Office 365
2 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 167 (91.26%) LAN
2 61 (33.33%) Firewall
3 27 (14.75%) VPN
4 26 (14.21%) VoIP
5 21 (11.48%) Cisco ASA
5 21 (11.48%) Network Security
5 21 (11.48%) SAN
6 16 (8.74%) MPLS
7 15 (8.20%) DNS
8 14 (7.65%) Wireless
9 13 (7.10%) DHCP
10 11 (6.01%) IPv4
10 11 (6.01%) Unified Communications
11 10 (5.46%) TCP/IP
12 9 (4.92%) BGP
13 8 (4.37%) Asterisk PBX
13 8 (4.37%) GSM
13 8 (4.37%) PBX
14 7 (3.83%) OSPF
15 5 (2.73%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Hudson
General
1 34 (18.58%) Finance
2 19 (10.38%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.83%) Legal
4 6 (3.28%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.64%) Banking
5 3 (1.64%) Marketing
5 3 (1.64%) Retail
6 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.55%) Law
Job Titles
1 53 (28.96%) Analyst
2 52 (28.42%) Network Engineer
3 25 (13.66%) Senior Network Engineer
4 23 (12.57%) Network Analyst
4 23 (12.57%) Senior Analyst
5 19 (10.38%) LAN/WAN Analyst
5 19 (10.38%) Senior Network Analyst
5 19 (10.38%) Senior Server Analyst
5 19 (10.38%) Senior Storage Analyst
5 19 (10.38%) Server Analyst
5 19 (10.38%) Storage Analyst
6 18 (9.84%) Consultant
7 16 (8.74%) Cisco Engineer
7 16 (8.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 12 (6.56%) Network Consultant
9 11 (6.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 11 (6.01%) Project Manager
10 9 (4.92%) Help Desk Analyst
10 9 (4.92%) Service Manager
10 9 (4.92%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.64%) .NET
1 3 (1.64%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.57%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.37%) IVR
2 8 (4.37%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.19%) Fat Client
4 4 (2.19%) iSeries
4 4 (2.19%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.19%) Thin Client
5 3 (1.64%) Clustering
5 3 (1.64%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.64%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 54 (29.51%) Windows
2 33 (18.03%) Windows Server
3 25 (13.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (9.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (8.20%) Windows 7
6 10 (5.46%) Windows 8
7 8 (4.37%) Windows 10
7 8 (4.37%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (2.19%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.64%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.09%) Linux
10 2 (1.09%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (26.78%) Project Management
2 32 (17.49%) ITIL
3 25 (13.66%) Disaster Recovery
4 19 (10.38%) Capacity Planning
5 16 (8.74%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (7.65%) Service Management
7 12 (6.56%) Change Management
8 11 (6.01%) Change Control
8 11 (6.01%) Service Delivery
9 9 (4.92%) Configuration Management
9 9 (4.92%) CRM
10 8 (4.37%) Network Design
10 8 (4.37%) Network Monitoring
10 8 (4.37%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 7 (3.83%) ITSM
12 6 (3.28%) Coaching
12 6 (3.28%) ITIL V3
12 6 (3.28%) Mentoring
12 6 (3.28%) Presales
12 6 (3.28%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.19%) PowerShell
1 4 (2.19%) SQL
2 3 (1.64%) C
3 1 (0.55%) Python
3 1 (0.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 76 (41.53%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (28.96%) CCNA
3 47 (25.68%) CCNP
4 20 (10.93%) Security Cleared
5 14 (7.65%) SC Cleared
6 13 (7.10%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (4.92%) MCSE
8 8 (4.37%) CCIE
9 6 (3.28%) JNCIP
9 6 (3.28%) MCSA
9 6 (3.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (2.73%) CCIP
10 5 (2.73%) CCVP
10 5 (2.73%) CISSP
11 4 (2.19%) CCDP
11 4 (2.19%) CCSP
11 4 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (2.19%) JNCIA
12 3 (1.64%) HP ASE
12 3 (1.64%) HPE ATP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.46%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (19.67%) Active Directory
2 19 (10.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (7.10%) vSphere
4 12 (6.56%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.19%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (2.19%) XenApp
5 4 (2.19%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.64%) Terminal Server
6 3 (1.64%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.09%) Firmware
7 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.55%) Snort
8 1 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (2.19%) EdgeSight
1 4 (2.19%) SCOM
2 3 (1.64%) NetBackup
2 3 (1.64%) Sysprep
2 3 (1.64%) WSUS
3 1 (0.55%) Cacti
3 1 (0.55%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.55%) Nessus
3 1 (0.55%) Nexpose
3 1 (0.55%) Proventia
3 1 (0.55%) QRadar
3 1 (0.55%) SCCM
3 1 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 92 (50.27%) Cisco
2 69 (37.70%) Microsoft
3 45 (24.59%) VMware
4 28 (15.30%) Juniper
5 18 (9.84%) Avaya
5 18 (9.84%) Citrix
6 14 (7.65%) CheckPoint
7 11 (6.01%) HP
8 6 (3.28%) ServiceNow
9 5 (2.73%) F5
10 4 (2.19%) AppSense
10 4 (2.19%) BT
10 4 (2.19%) IBM
10 4 (2.19%) LANDesk
10 4 (2.19%) Remedy
11 3 (1.64%) Huawei
11 3 (1.64%) NetApp
12 2 (1.09%) Apple
12 2 (1.09%) Nortel
12 2 (1.09%) Novell
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Monarch Recruitment Ltd.
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum plus excellent benefits and bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £32000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + Great benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £24000.00 - £29000.00 per annum + Great benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago