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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 44 36 41
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +5
Permanent jobs citing WAN 3 11 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 1.14% 3.86% 3.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.29% 29.73% 24.32%
Number of salaries quoted 3 8 7
Average salary £57,500 £42,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.29% +41.66%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
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
21 37 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 7.98% 12.98% 15.16%
Number of salaries quoted 20 22 33
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £37,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £47,500 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 11 (61.11%) LAN
2 10 (55.56%) SLA
2 10 (55.56%) Internet
2 10 (55.56%) Telecoms
3 9 (50.00%) Service Delivery
4 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
4 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
5 5 (27.78%) Windows
5 5 (27.78%) ITIL
5 5 (27.78%) Project Management
6 4 (22.22%) Firewall
6 4 (22.22%) Finance
6 4 (22.22%) Balanced Scorecard
6 4 (22.22%) Risk Management
6 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
6 4 (22.22%) TACACS
6 4 (22.22%) Terminal Services
6 4 (22.22%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (22.22%) Citrix
6 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (22.22%) Cisco
6 4 (22.22%) VPN
6 4 (22.22%) SolarWinds
6 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
6 4 (22.22%) Windows 8
7 3 (16.67%) F5
7 3 (16.67%) PABX
7 3 (16.67%) NetScaler
7 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (16.67%) Capacity Planning

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 2 (11.11%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (61.11%) LAN
2 10 (55.56%) Internet
3 4 (22.22%) Firewall
3 4 (22.22%) TACACS
3 4 (22.22%) VPN
4 3 (16.67%) PABX
4 3 (16.67%) NetScaler
4 3 (16.67%) VoIP
4 3 (16.67%) OSPF
4 3 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (55.56%) Telecoms
2 4 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Help Desk Manager
2 3 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Service Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Telecoms Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Network Project Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Network Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Field Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Help Desk Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Service Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Coordinator
3 2 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery Coordinator
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Network Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (11.11%) User Experience
3 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.56%) EqualLogic
3 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
2 4 (22.22%) Windows 8
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 5 (27.78%) ITIL
2 5 (27.78%) Project Management
3 4 (22.22%) Balanced Scorecard
3 4 (22.22%) Risk Management
3 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
4 3 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (16.67%) Network Management
4 3 (16.67%) B2B
4 3 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (16.67%) Load Balancing
5 2 (11.11%) Project Planning
5 2 (11.11%) Time Management
5 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
5 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
5 2 (11.11%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (5.56%) Data Governance
6 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
6 1 (5.56%) Release Management
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (16.67%) CCNP
2 3 (16.67%) Degree
3 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (11.11%) CCNA
4 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (55.56%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 4 (22.22%) Terminal Services
3 1 (5.56%) vSphere
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.56%) XenApp
3 1 (5.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 1 (5.56%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (22.22%) Citrix
2 4 (22.22%) Cisco
2 4 (22.22%) SolarWinds
3 3 (16.67%) F5
3 3 (16.67%) Brocade
3 3 (16.67%) Fortinet
4 1 (5.56%) Dell
4 1 (5.56%) SAP
4 1 (5.56%) NetApp
4 1 (5.56%) JD Edwards
4 1 (5.56%) Symantec
4 1 (5.56%) VMware