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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 74 99 49
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -50
Permanent jobs citing WAN 61 28 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.63% 1.30% 3.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.66% 7.73% 18.63%
Number of salaries quoted 53 21 58
Average salary £38,500 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.44% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,350 £27,500 £22,325
10% offered a salary of more than £61,800 £60,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -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
416 362 365
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.92% 16.85% 21.33%
Number of salaries quoted 326 332 277
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £55,000
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 19 September 2014.

WAN Salary Histogram in Birmingham

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (75.41%) LAN
2 84 (68.85%) Cisco
3 66 (54.10%) Firewall
4 60 (49.18%) Cisco Certification
5 49 (40.16%) CCNP
6 46 (37.70%) CCNA
6 46 (37.70%) Windows
7 41 (33.61%) MPLS
8 36 (29.51%) CheckPoint
9 35 (28.69%) TCP/IP
10 34 (27.87%) VPN
11 32 (26.23%) Windows Server 2008
12 31 (25.41%) Network Management
12 31 (25.41%) HP
12 31 (25.41%) Microsoft
13 27 (22.13%) Active Directory
14 26 (21.31%) Windows Server 2003
15 25 (20.49%) MS Exchange
15 25 (20.49%) VMware
16 24 (19.67%) OSPF
17 20 (16.39%) Windows 7
17 20 (16.39%) VMware Infrastructure
18 18 (14.75%) Wireless
18 18 (14.75%) Citrix
19 17 (13.93%) Windows XP
19 17 (13.93%) Performance Monitoring
20 15 (12.30%) Microsoft Certification
20 15 (12.30%) EIGRP
20 15 (12.30%) IP Telephony
21 14 (11.48%) Internet

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 25 (20.49%) MS Exchange
2 13 (10.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (6.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.82%) IIS
7 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 12 (9.84%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.10%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 92 (75.41%) LAN
2 66 (54.10%) Firewall
3 41 (33.61%) MPLS
4 35 (28.69%) TCP/IP
5 34 (27.87%) VPN
6 24 (19.67%) OSPF
7 18 (14.75%) Wireless
8 15 (12.30%) IP Telephony
8 15 (12.30%) EIGRP
9 14 (11.48%) Internet
10 13 (10.66%) VoIP
10 13 (10.66%) DWDM
11 12 (9.84%) Network Security
12 11 (9.02%) Cisco ASA
12 11 (9.02%) Cisco Nexus
12 11 (9.02%) DNS
12 11 (9.02%) Ethernet
12 11 (9.02%) BGP
13 10 (8.20%) DHCP
13 10 (8.20%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.10%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (4.10%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (3.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.82%) ProC
General
1 14 (11.48%) Telecoms
1 14 (11.48%) Legal
2 11 (9.02%) Finance
3 7 (5.74%) Law
4 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 49 (40.16%) Network Engineer
2 29 (23.77%) Analyst
3 15 (12.30%) Network Analyst
4 11 (9.02%) Support Analyst
5 10 (8.20%) Consultant
5 10 (8.20%) Security Analyst
5 10 (8.20%) Network Security Engineer
5 10 (8.20%) Security Engineer
5 10 (8.20%) Network Security Analyst
6 8 (6.56%) Cisco Engineer
6 8 (6.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 8 (6.56%) Senior Network Engineer
6 8 (6.56%) Desktop Support
7 7 (5.74%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (4.92%) Project Manager
8 6 (4.92%) Infrastructure Manager
9 5 (4.10%) Architect
9 5 (4.10%) Support Engineer
9 5 (4.10%) Solutions Consultant
10 4 (3.28%) Data Centre Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.82%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.56%) Blackberry
2 6 (4.92%) Statistics
3 5 (4.10%) Mathematics
3 5 (4.10%) Client/Server
3 5 (4.10%) Replication
4 4 (3.28%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.46%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.46%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.46%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.64%) AS400
6 2 (1.64%) PMI
6 2 (1.64%) iSeries
6 2 (1.64%) User Experience
7 1 (0.82%) GIS
7 1 (0.82%) Clustering
7 1 (0.82%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 46 (37.70%) Windows
2 32 (26.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (21.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (16.39%) Windows 7
5 17 (13.93%) Windows XP
6 12 (9.84%) Windows 8
7 11 (9.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (4.92%) Linux
9 3 (2.46%) UNIX
10 1 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.82%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.82%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.82%) HPUX
10 1 (0.82%) SUSE
10 1 (0.82%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.82%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (25.41%) Network Management
2 17 (13.93%) Performance Monitoring
3 13 (10.66%) Service Delivery
4 12 (9.84%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (8.20%) ITIL
6 8 (6.56%) Change Management
7 5 (4.10%) PRINCE2
7 5 (4.10%) Project Management
7 5 (4.10%) Asset Management
7 5 (4.10%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (4.10%) Fault Management
8 4 (3.28%) Time Management
9 3 (2.46%) Data Protection
9 3 (2.46%) Load Balancing
9 3 (2.46%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (2.46%) Risk Management
9 3 (2.46%) Business Continuity
10 2 (1.64%) Supplier Management
10 2 (1.64%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.20%) SQL
Qualifications
1 60 (49.18%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (40.16%) CCNP
3 46 (37.70%) CCNA
4 15 (12.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (8.20%) MCP
5 10 (8.20%) CCSA
5 10 (8.20%) CCSE
5 10 (8.20%) CCIE
6 8 (6.56%) Degree
6 8 (6.56%) CCIP
7 5 (4.10%) MCSE
8 4 (3.28%) Security Cleared
9 3 (2.46%) SC Cleared
9 3 (2.46%) CCA
9 3 (2.46%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (1.64%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.64%) MCSA
10 2 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.82%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.38%) SLA
2 2 (1.64%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 27 (22.13%) Active Directory
2 20 (16.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (9.02%) vSphere
4 7 (5.74%) Terminal Services
5 6 (4.92%) Hyper-V
5 6 (4.92%) XenApp
5 6 (4.92%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (3.28%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.64%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.82%) vCloud
8 1 (0.82%) SRDF
8 1 (0.82%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.82%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.82%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 7 (5.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 7 (5.74%) SCCM
2 5 (4.10%) Backup Exec
3 4 (3.28%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (3.28%) XenMobile
4 2 (1.64%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.82%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.82%) SCOM
5 1 (0.82%) WSUS
Vendors
1 84 (68.85%) Cisco
2 36 (29.51%) CheckPoint
3 31 (25.41%) Microsoft
3 31 (25.41%) HP
4 25 (20.49%) VMware
5 18 (14.75%) Citrix
6 14 (11.48%) Juniper
7 7 (5.74%) Intel
8 6 (4.92%) NetApp
9 5 (4.10%) Nortel
9 5 (4.10%) Symantec
9 5 (4.10%) Kaspersky
10 4 (3.28%) Avaya
11 2 (1.64%) EMC
11 2 (1.64%) Genesys
11 2 (1.64%) Remedy
11 2 (1.64%) Fortinet
11 2 (1.64%) LANDesk
12 1 (0.82%) SonicWALL
12 1 (0.82%) ProCurve
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