The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Birmingham region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 62 100 57
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -43
Permanent jobs citing WAN 60 26 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.16% 1.29% 3.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.48% 8.07% 15.32%
Number of salaries quoted 49 22 49
Average salary £37,500 £37,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.66% +0.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,350 £23,700
10% offered a salary of more than £57,800 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
308 322 359
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.24% 16.03% 21.15%
Number of salaries quoted 256 289 296
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
WAN
West Midlands

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 22 July 2014.

WAN Salary Histogram in Birmingham

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 91 (74.59%) LAN
2 83 (68.03%) Cisco
3 54 (44.26%) Windows
4 52 (42.62%) Firewall
5 43 (35.25%) Cisco Certification
6 40 (32.79%) MPLS
7 39 (31.97%) TCP/IP
8 38 (31.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 37 (30.33%) Active Directory
10 34 (27.87%) VPN
10 34 (27.87%) CCNP
10 34 (27.87%) MS Exchange
10 34 (27.87%) Windows Server 2003
11 33 (27.05%) Microsoft
12 30 (24.59%) CCNA
13 29 (23.77%) Windows 7
13 29 (23.77%) VMware
14 27 (22.13%) VMware Infrastructure
15 25 (20.49%) HP
15 25 (20.49%) Windows XP
16 24 (19.67%) Network Management
17 22 (18.03%) CheckPoint
18 20 (16.39%) OSPF
18 20 (16.39%) MS Excel
19 18 (14.75%) Citrix
19 18 (14.75%) Internet
20 17 (13.93%) Wireless
20 17 (13.93%) Exchange Server 2010
20 17 (13.93%) Exchange Server 2007
21 16 (13.11%) Windows Server 2012

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 34 (27.87%) MS Exchange
2 17 (13.93%) Exchange Server 2010
2 17 (13.93%) Exchange Server 2007
3 11 (9.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (5.74%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.64%) IIS
7 1 (0.82%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.82%) Lync
7 1 (0.82%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.82%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 20 (16.39%) MS Excel
2 10 (8.20%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.28%) Office 365
2 3 (2.46%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.82%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 91 (74.59%) LAN
2 52 (42.62%) Firewall
3 40 (32.79%) MPLS
4 39 (31.97%) TCP/IP
5 34 (27.87%) VPN
6 20 (16.39%) OSPF
7 18 (14.75%) Internet
8 17 (13.93%) Wireless
9 15 (12.30%) Ethernet
10 13 (10.66%) IP Telephony
11 12 (9.84%) Network Security
12 11 (9.02%) DWDM
13 10 (8.20%) VLAN
13 10 (8.20%) ADSL
13 10 (8.20%) Wi-Fi
14 8 (6.56%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (6.56%) SAN
15 7 (5.74%) BGP
15 7 (5.74%) EIGRP
15 7 (5.74%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.74%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.10%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (4.10%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.82%) FogBugz
General
1 12 (9.84%) Telecoms
1 12 (9.84%) Finance
2 10 (8.20%) Legal
3 6 (4.92%) Law
4 3 (2.46%) Advertising
5 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.82%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 33 (27.05%) Analyst
2 32 (26.23%) Network Engineer
3 15 (12.30%) Support Analyst
4 13 (10.66%) Network Analyst
5 12 (9.84%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (7.38%) Support Engineer
6 9 (7.38%) Desktop Support
6 9 (7.38%) Consultant
6 9 (7.38%) Cisco Engineer
6 9 (7.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 9 (7.38%) Senior Network Engineer
7 8 (6.56%) Architect
8 6 (4.92%) Security Engineer
8 6 (4.92%) Security Analyst
8 6 (4.92%) Network Security Analyst
8 6 (4.92%) Project Manager
8 6 (4.92%) Network Security Engineer
9 5 (4.10%) Help Desk Analyst
9 5 (4.10%) Network Consultant
9 5 (4.10%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.64%) .NET
2 1 (0.82%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.02%) Blackberry
2 6 (4.92%) Statistics
2 6 (4.92%) CCTV
3 5 (4.10%) Client/Server
3 5 (4.10%) Replication
4 4 (3.28%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.64%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.64%) iSeries
5 2 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.64%) PMI
5 2 (1.64%) NHS
5 2 (1.64%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.64%) AS400
6 1 (0.82%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.82%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.82%) Clustering
6 1 (0.82%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 54 (44.26%) Windows
2 38 (31.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (27.87%) Windows Server 2003
4 29 (23.77%) Windows 7
5 25 (20.49%) Windows XP
6 16 (13.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (12.30%) Windows 8
8 6 (4.92%) UNIX
9 5 (4.10%) Linux
10 3 (2.46%) HPUX
11 1 (0.82%) AIX
11 1 (0.82%) Solaris
11 1 (0.82%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.82%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (19.67%) Network Management
2 16 (13.11%) Performance Monitoring
3 14 (11.48%) Service Delivery
4 11 (9.02%) ITIL
5 8 (6.56%) Change Management
6 7 (5.74%) Asset Management
7 6 (4.92%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (4.92%) Time Management
7 6 (4.92%) PRINCE2
7 6 (4.92%) Project Management
8 5 (4.10%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (4.10%) Fault Management
8 5 (4.10%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (3.28%) Network Monitoring
10 3 (2.46%) Risk Management
10 3 (2.46%) Load Balancing
10 3 (2.46%) TOGAF
11 2 (1.64%) Network Design
11 2 (1.64%) Incident Management
11 2 (1.64%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.02%) SQL
2 1 (0.82%) Shell Script
2 1 (0.82%) T-SQL
2 1 (0.82%) Perl
2 1 (0.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 43 (35.25%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (27.87%) CCNP
3 30 (24.59%) CCNA
4 13 (10.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (9.84%) MCP
6 10 (8.20%) CCIE
7 9 (7.38%) Degree
8 6 (4.92%) CCSE
8 6 (4.92%) CCSA
8 6 (4.92%) HND
9 5 (4.10%) SC Cleared
9 5 (4.10%) Security Cleared
10 4 (3.28%) CCIP
11 2 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (1.64%) PMI Certification
11 2 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.82%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.82%) CCA
12 1 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.74%) SLA
2 2 (1.64%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 37 (30.33%) Active Directory
2 27 (22.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (9.02%) Terminal Services
3 11 (9.02%) vSphere
4 7 (5.74%) Hyper-V
4 7 (5.74%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (4.10%) XenApp
5 5 (4.10%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.82%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.82%) Xen
6 1 (0.82%) vCloud
6 1 (0.82%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (9.02%) SCCM
2 10 (8.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 9 (7.38%) Norton AntiVirus
3 9 (7.38%) Backup Exec
4 5 (4.10%) XenMobile
5 2 (1.64%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.64%) SCOM
6 1 (0.82%) Nagios
6 1 (0.82%) WSUS
Vendors
1 83 (68.03%) Cisco
2 33 (27.05%) Microsoft
3 29 (23.77%) VMware
4 25 (20.49%) HP
5 22 (18.03%) CheckPoint
6 18 (14.75%) Citrix
7 12 (9.84%) Juniper
8 10 (8.20%) Intel
9 9 (7.38%) Symantec
10 6 (4.92%) NetApp
11 5 (4.10%) Nortel
11 5 (4.10%) Kaspersky
12 3 (2.46%) Remedy
13 2 (1.64%) Fortinet
13 2 (1.64%) LANDesk
13 2 (1.64%) IBM
13 2 (1.64%) Genesys
14 1 (0.82%) Apple
14 1 (0.82%) Interwoven
14 1 (0.82%) Dell
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