The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 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 Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 20 21 41
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +20
Permanent jobs citing WAN 2 13 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.46% 4.35% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.53% 31.71% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 0 8 1
Average salary - £55,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -21.42%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Communications & Networking Category
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
19 41 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 13.87% 13.71% 30.51%
Number of salaries quoted 9 20 71
Average salary £55,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £47,250 £42,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
WAN
England

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 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
2 2 (66.67%) Games
2 2 (66.67%) Network Architecture
2 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (33.33%) FCoE
3 1 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) CLARiiON
3 1 (33.33%) VLAN
3 1 (33.33%) Fujitsu
3 1 (33.33%) iSCSI
3 1 (33.33%) NAS
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) Sun
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) EMC
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) NetApp
3 1 (33.33%) StorageTek
3 1 (33.33%) SMTP
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) FTP
3 1 (33.33%) SNMP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) AIX

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) FCoE
3 1 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (33.33%) VLAN
3 1 (33.33%) iSCSI
3 1 (33.33%) NAS
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) SMTP
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) FTP
3 1 (33.33%) SNMP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
General
1 2 (66.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Hardware Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (33.33%) AIX
2 1 (33.33%) HPUX
2 1 (33.33%) Solaris
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Network Architecture
1 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Fujitsu
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Sun
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) EMC
2 1 (33.33%) NetApp
2 1 (33.33%) StorageTek