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 2 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank - 18 31
Permanent jobs citing WAN 0 14 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands - 5.93% 2.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 40.00% 10.20%
Number of salaries quoted 0 10 4
Average salary - £62,500 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -10.71%
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £38,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+1.31% -1.29%
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
10 35 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 9.26% 14.83% 22.58%
Number of salaries quoted 9 23 44
Average salary £62,500 £55,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% +15.78%
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
Top 7 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Internet
1 2 (100.00%) Games
1 2 (100.00%) Network Architecture

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) Internet
General
1 2 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Operations Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (100.00%) Network Architecture
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco