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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 34 35 42
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Permanent jobs citing WAN 13 15 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 4.02% 5.54% 3.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 44.83% 30.00% 30.00%
Number of salaries quoted 12 14 9
Average salary £38,750 £41,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.62% +16.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,248 £25,050 £17,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £60,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
29 50 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 8.98% 18.45% 10.91%
Number of salaries quoted 26 33 28
Average salary £41,500 £36,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.27% -24.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,248 £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 30 January 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Solihull

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 20 (86.96%) LAN
2 11 (47.83%) VPN
3 10 (43.48%) Cisco
4 9 (39.13%) Firewall
4 9 (39.13%) CCNP
4 9 (39.13%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
5 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
5 8 (34.78%) OSPF
5 8 (34.78%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (30.43%) EIGRP
6 7 (30.43%) TACACS
6 7 (30.43%) CCNA
7 6 (26.09%) SLA
7 6 (26.09%) DNS
7 6 (26.09%) DHCP
7 6 (26.09%) FTP
7 6 (26.09%) RIP
7 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
7 6 (26.09%) BGP
7 6 (26.09%) SSH
7 6 (26.09%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (21.74%) Service Delivery
8 5 (21.74%) Finance
8 5 (21.74%) Windows
8 5 (21.74%) Internet
9 4 (17.39%) Terminal Services
9 4 (17.39%) ITIL
9 4 (17.39%) Windows 8
9 4 (17.39%) Windows 7

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
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 20 (86.96%) LAN
2 11 (47.83%) VPN
3 9 (39.13%) Firewall
4 8 (34.78%) OSPF
5 7 (30.43%) EIGRP
5 7 (30.43%) TACACS
6 6 (26.09%) DNS
6 6 (26.09%) DHCP
6 6 (26.09%) FTP
6 6 (26.09%) RIP
6 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
6 6 (26.09%) BGP
6 6 (26.09%) SSH
7 5 (21.74%) Internet
8 4 (17.39%) Network Security
9 3 (13.04%) VoIP
10 2 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (8.70%) PABX
10 2 (8.70%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.35%) Automotive
3 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Network Engineer
2 7 (30.43%) Senior Network Engineer
2 7 (30.43%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Service Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Network Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Network Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Telecoms Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Network Support
5 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery Coordinator
5 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Video Conferencing
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.35%) EqualLogic
2 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Windows 8
2 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Capacity Planning
2 6 (26.09%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (21.74%) Service Delivery
4 4 (17.39%) ITIL
5 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
5 3 (13.04%) Project Management
6 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (8.70%) B2B
6 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
6 2 (8.70%) Load Balancing
6 2 (8.70%) Network Management
7 1 (4.35%) Data Governance
7 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
7 1 (4.35%) Release Management
7 1 (4.35%) Logistics
7 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (4.35%) Customer Engagement
7 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
7 1 (4.35%) Balanced Scorecard
7 1 (4.35%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) CCNP
1 9 (39.13%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (30.43%) CCNA
3 2 (8.70%) Degree
4 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (26.09%) SLA
2 2 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
2 4 (17.39%) Terminal Services
3 1 (4.35%) vSphere
3 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.35%) XenApp
3 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
3 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
1 1 (4.35%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Cisco
2 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
3 3 (13.04%) Citrix
4 2 (8.70%) VMware
4 2 (8.70%) Brocade
4 2 (8.70%) Fortinet
4 2 (8.70%) F5
5 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds
5 1 (4.35%) SAP
5 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (4.35%) Symantec
5 1 (4.35%) NetApp
5 1 (4.35%) JD Edwards
5 1 (4.35%) Dell