The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Solihull region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 35 25 34
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +9
Permanent jobs citing WAN 17 20 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 5.00% 7.43% 5.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.48% 35.09% 48.00%
Number of salaries quoted 14 19 11
Average salary £35,000 £41,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.66% +16.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,574 £22,800 £17,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%
WAN
West Midlands

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

Communications & Networking Category
Solihull
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
54 57 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 15.88% 21.19% 11.36%
Number of salaries quoted 46 42 23
Average salary £39,500 £36,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.21% +1.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,457 £22,500 £17,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

WAN
Salary Trend in Solihull

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

WAN Salary Trend in Solihull

WAN
Salary Histogram in Solihull

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAN across the Solihull region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

WAN Salary Histogram in Solihull

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Solihull 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 23 (100.00%) LAN
2 11 (47.83%) VPN
2 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 11 (47.83%) Active Directory
3 8 (34.78%) Cisco
4 7 (30.43%) CCNP
4 7 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (30.43%) Internet
4 7 (30.43%) EIGRP
4 7 (30.43%) Firewall
4 7 (30.43%) Finance
5 6 (26.09%) DHCP
5 6 (26.09%) FTP
5 6 (26.09%) RIP
5 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
5 6 (26.09%) DNS
5 6 (26.09%) CCNA
5 6 (26.09%) OSPF
5 6 (26.09%) BGP
5 6 (26.09%) TACACS
5 6 (26.09%) SSH
5 6 (26.09%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (26.09%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (21.74%) Windows
6 5 (21.74%) SLA
7 4 (17.39%) ITIL
7 4 (17.39%) Terminal Services
7 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
7 4 (17.39%) Network Security
7 4 (17.39%) Windows 7

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Solihull 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 (4.35%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Project
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (100.00%) LAN
2 11 (47.83%) VPN
3 7 (30.43%) Internet
3 7 (30.43%) EIGRP
3 7 (30.43%) Firewall
4 6 (26.09%) SSH
4 6 (26.09%) TACACS
4 6 (26.09%) OSPF
4 6 (26.09%) BGP
4 6 (26.09%) DNS
4 6 (26.09%) DHCP
4 6 (26.09%) FTP
4 6 (26.09%) RIP
4 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
5 4 (17.39%) Network Security
6 1 (4.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.35%) Automotive
3 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Analyst
2 8 (34.78%) Network Engineer
3 7 (30.43%) Senior Network Engineer
4 5 (21.74%) Service Analyst
4 5 (21.74%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Network Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
6 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Network Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery Coordinator
7 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Coordinator
7 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (4.35%) Field Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
1 1 (4.35%) EqualLogic
1 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
2 4 (17.39%) Windows 8
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Capacity Planning
1 6 (26.09%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
2 4 (17.39%) ITIL
3 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
3 2 (8.70%) Coaching
4 1 (4.35%) Logistics
4 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (4.35%) Data Governance
4 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.35%) Release Management
4 1 (4.35%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.35%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) CCNP
1 7 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (26.09%) CCNA
3 3 (13.04%) HND
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) SLA
2 2 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (47.83%) Active Directory
2 4 (17.39%) Terminal Services
3 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.35%) XenApp
3 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
3 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (4.35%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 8 (34.78%) Cisco
3 2 (8.70%) VMware
4 1 (4.35%) SAP
4 1 (4.35%) Dell
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix
4 1 (4.35%) NetApp
4 1 (4.35%) JD Edwards
4 1 (4.35%) Symantec