The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
England / Midlands
Rank 6 21 36
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +15
Permanent jobs citing WAN 3 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 7.89% 0.87% 1.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 42.86% 7.14% 20.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 3
Median salary £60,000 £37,500 £22,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+60.00% +70.45%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%

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
7 14 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 18.42% 12.17% 9.20%
Number of salaries quoted 6 12 15
Median salary £60,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% +14.28%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the Midlands region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAN across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017.

WAN Salary Histogram in the Midlands

WAN
Top 17 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, IT jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for WAN.

1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (66.67%) CCIE
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WLAN
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
2 2 (66.67%) Network Design
2 2 (66.67%) High Availability
2 2 (66.67%) Software-Defined Networking
2 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (33.33%) Fortinet
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) OSPF
3 1 (33.33%) BGP
3 1 (33.33%) Juniper

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Internet
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) Software-Defined Networking
1 2 (66.67%) WLAN
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
2 1 (33.33%) MPLS
2 1 (33.33%) OSPF
General
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Escalation Manager
3 1 (33.33%) Juniper Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) NOC Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (66.67%) High Availability
1 2 (66.67%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) CCIE
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Fortinet
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper