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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 29 30 19
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -11
Permanent jobs citing WAN 7 1 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 4.14% 0.52% 6.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 50.00% 3.03% 46.43%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 5
Average salary £22,000 £35,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-37.14% -36.36%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
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 33 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 8.28% 17.28% 14.89%
Number of salaries quoted 14 23 15
Average salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.34% +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £35,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £66,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
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 3 March 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in the Midlands

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 6 (85.71%) Telecoms
2 5 (71.43%) LAN
3 4 (57.14%) SLA
3 4 (57.14%) Coaching
4 3 (42.86%) Windows
5 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
5 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
5 2 (28.57%) C
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (28.57%) MPLS
5 2 (28.57%) VXML
5 2 (28.57%) vSphere
5 2 (28.57%) Lync
5 2 (28.57%) Unified Communications
5 2 (28.57%) PABX
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco ICM Scripting
5 2 (28.57%) XMPP
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco ICM
5 2 (28.57%) Migration
5 2 (28.57%) VMware
5 2 (28.57%) DNS
6 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (14.29%) WLAN
6 1 (14.29%) Citrix
6 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
6 1 (14.29%) Oracle
6 1 (14.29%) SQL Server

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
1 2 (28.57%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) LAN
2 2 (28.57%) DNS
2 2 (28.57%) MPLS
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco ICM
2 2 (28.57%) Unified Communications
2 2 (28.57%) PABX
3 1 (14.29%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (85.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Support Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Service Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Service Desk Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) IT Support Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) IT Support
2 2 (28.57%) Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) VXML
1 2 (28.57%) XMPP
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Coaching
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco ICM Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat