The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 35 50 47
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -3
Permanent jobs citing WAN 33 14 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 5.43% 2.60% 3.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.00% 17.72% 18.09%
Number of salaries quoted 30 13 15
Average salary £25,000 £25,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £19,400 £22,700
10% offered a salary of more than £72,750 £49,600 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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 Staffordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
110 79 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 18.09% 14.66% 18.04%
Number of salaries quoted 97 70 88
Average salary £34,000 £33,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.49% -4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £21,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

WAN
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

WAN Salary Trend in Staffordshire

WAN
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAN across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

WAN
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent +10 15 £22,500 -17.43%
Tamworth -19 6 £28,550 +35.95%
Cannock +8 3 £34,500 -
Stafford - 1 - -
WAN
West Midlands

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 60 (89.55%) LAN
2 41 (61.19%) Windows
3 34 (50.75%) TCP/IP
4 31 (46.27%) Active Directory
5 30 (44.78%) Citrix
6 24 (35.82%) Cisco
6 24 (35.82%) Firewall
7 23 (34.33%) DNS
8 22 (32.84%) Windows 8
9 20 (29.85%) VPN
9 20 (29.85%) Avaya
10 18 (26.87%) CCNA
10 18 (26.87%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (26.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 17 (25.37%) Windows XP
11 17 (25.37%) Microsoft
11 17 (25.37%) Apple
11 17 (25.37%) Blackberry
12 16 (23.88%) Apple iOS
13 13 (19.40%) MS Exchange
14 12 (17.91%) CCNP
15 11 (16.42%) ITIL
16 10 (14.93%) MS Office
16 10 (14.93%) Internet
16 10 (14.93%) Wireless
16 10 (14.93%) VMware
17 9 (13.43%) E-Commerce
17 9 (13.43%) Windows Server 2008
18 7 (10.45%) Microsoft Certification
18 7 (10.45%) Disaster Recovery

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 18 (26.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 13 (19.40%) MS Exchange
3 6 (8.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.49%) Joomla!
7 1 (1.49%) Lync
Applications
1 10 (14.93%) MS Office
2 5 (7.46%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.49%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.97%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 60 (89.55%) LAN
2 34 (50.75%) TCP/IP
3 24 (35.82%) Firewall
4 23 (34.33%) DNS
5 20 (29.85%) VPN
6 10 (14.93%) Wireless
6 10 (14.93%) Internet
7 7 (10.45%) Network Security
8 6 (8.96%) VLAN
8 6 (8.96%) SAN
8 6 (8.96%) DHCP
9 4 (5.97%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (5.97%) MPLS
10 3 (4.48%) OSPF
10 3 (4.48%) BGP
10 3 (4.48%) EIGRP
11 2 (2.99%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (2.99%) HTTP
11 2 (2.99%) WLAN
12 1 (1.49%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.46%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Subversion
General
1 7 (10.45%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.46%) Games
3 3 (4.48%) Law
4 2 (2.99%) Electronics
4 2 (2.99%) Finance
5 1 (1.49%) Legal
5 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.49%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 14 (20.90%) Network Engineer
2 8 (11.94%) Analyst
3 6 (8.96%) Support Technician
3 6 (8.96%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (8.96%) Network Manager
3 6 (8.96%) Operations Engineer
4 5 (7.46%) Administrator
5 4 (5.97%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.97%) Network Administrator
5 4 (5.97%) Service Desk Technician
6 3 (4.48%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 3 (4.48%) 2nd Line Support Technician
6 3 (4.48%) Security Manager
6 3 (4.48%) Network Security Manager
6 3 (4.48%) Support Analyst
6 3 (4.48%) Help Desk Analyst
6 3 (4.48%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (2.99%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (2.99%) Project Manager
7 2 (2.99%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.49%) HTML
1 1 (1.49%) .NET
1 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.49%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (25.37%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.49%) Clustering
2 1 (1.49%) Statistics
2 1 (1.49%) Social Media
2 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 41 (61.19%) Windows
2 22 (32.84%) Windows 8
3 17 (25.37%) Windows XP
4 16 (23.88%) Apple iOS
5 9 (13.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (8.96%) Windows 7
7 4 (5.97%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (2.99%) VxWorks
10 1 (1.49%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (16.42%) ITIL
2 9 (13.43%) E-Commerce
3 7 (10.45%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (8.96%) Business Continuity
5 5 (7.46%) Project Management
5 5 (7.46%) Load Balancing
5 5 (7.46%) Network Architecture
6 3 (4.48%) Change Management
7 2 (2.99%) People Management
7 2 (2.99%) Test Strategy
7 2 (2.99%) Line Management
7 2 (2.99%) Service Management
7 2 (2.99%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.99%) ERP
7 2 (2.99%) Document Management
7 2 (2.99%) Software Engineering
7 2 (2.99%) Incident Management
8 1 (1.49%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (1.49%) Operations Management
8 1 (1.49%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.96%) SQL
2 1 (1.49%) R
Qualifications
1 18 (26.87%) CCNA
1 18 (26.87%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (17.91%) CCNP
3 7 (10.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (8.96%) MCSE
4 6 (8.96%) MCTS
4 6 (8.96%) MCITP
5 2 (2.99%) Degree
6 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.49%) MCSA
6 1 (1.49%) CISSP
6 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) SLA
1 1 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (46.27%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.48%) Terminal Server
2 3 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.99%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.49%) vSphere
4 1 (1.49%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) Plesk
Vendors
1 30 (44.78%) Citrix
2 24 (35.82%) Cisco
3 20 (29.85%) Avaya
4 17 (25.37%) Microsoft
4 17 (25.37%) Apple
5 10 (14.93%) VMware
6 6 (8.96%) HP
7 5 (7.46%) Juniper
8 3 (4.48%) WatchGuard
8 3 (4.48%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.99%) Intel
9 2 (2.99%) Nortel
10 1 (1.49%) Oracle
10 1 (1.49%) SAP
10 1 (1.49%) SolarWinds