The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 21 16 29
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +13
Permanent jobs citing WAN 1 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.96% 3.77% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.14% 40.00% 5.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 1
Average salary £57,500 £46,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +31.42%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +10.66%
WAN
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
14 10 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 13.46% 9.43% 11.05%
Number of salaries quoted 13 9 14
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £22,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WAN across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

WAN
Salary Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WAN across the Midlands region.

WAN Salary Trend in the Midlands

WAN
Top 20 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT jobs across the Midlands 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 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WLAN
2 1 (50.00%) ADSL
2 1 (50.00%) ISDN
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) MPLS
2 1 (50.00%) BT
2 1 (50.00%) Requirements Management
2 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Aruba
2 1 (50.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (50.00%) Skype

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT jobs across the Midlands 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 1 (50.00%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) ADSL
2 1 (50.00%) ISDN
2 1 (50.00%) MPLS
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) Skype
2 1 (50.00%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Field Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Field Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Network Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Field Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (50.00%) Requirements Management
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CCNA
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Aruba
2 1 (50.00%) BT
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper