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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 53 40 46
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +6
Permanent jobs citing WAN 16 28 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.60% 5.12% 4.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.86% 24.78% 30.56%
Number of salaries quoted 15 25 21
Average salary £26,250 £22,500 £48,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -53.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,100 £18,850 £21,200
10% offered a salary of more than £41,700 £72,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+10.38% +1.31%
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
70 113 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 11.36% 20.66% 13.24%
Number of salaries quoted 65 91 65
Average salary £26,250 £27,275 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% -22.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £18,975 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
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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
Tamworth -3 10 £26,250 +41.89%
Stoke-on-Trent -15 2 £38,750 +72.22%
Lichfield - 2 £23,250 -
Burton-upon-Trent -1 1 £52,000 +4.00%
WAN
West Midlands

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 33 (94.29%) LAN
2 23 (65.71%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (62.86%) Firewall
4 21 (60.00%) CCNA
4 21 (60.00%) VPN
5 16 (45.71%) Wireless
5 16 (45.71%) HP
6 14 (40.00%) Cisco
7 13 (37.14%) CCNP
8 12 (34.29%) MPLS
8 12 (34.29%) Degree
9 10 (28.57%) VLAN
9 10 (28.57%) Citrix
10 9 (25.71%) WatchGuard
11 8 (22.86%) Windows
12 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
12 7 (20.00%) Active Directory
13 6 (17.14%) TCP/IP
13 6 (17.14%) VMware
13 6 (17.14%) Data Centre
14 5 (14.29%) Manufacturing
14 5 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (14.29%) MS Exchange
14 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
15 4 (11.43%) Avaya
15 4 (11.43%) VoIP
15 4 (11.43%) MCSE
15 4 (11.43%) Finance
15 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 5 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 33 (94.29%) LAN
2 22 (62.86%) Firewall
3 21 (60.00%) VPN
4 16 (45.71%) Wireless
5 12 (34.29%) MPLS
6 10 (28.57%) VLAN
7 6 (17.14%) TCP/IP
8 5 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (11.43%) VoIP
10 3 (8.57%) ADSL
10 3 (8.57%) Ethernet
10 3 (8.57%) WLAN
11 2 (5.71%) IP Telephony
11 2 (5.71%) SAN
12 1 (2.86%) DNS
12 1 (2.86%) IPv4
12 1 (2.86%) IPv6
12 1 (2.86%) NGN
12 1 (2.86%) Remote Desktop
12 1 (2.86%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 4 (11.43%) Finance
3 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.86%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 13 (37.14%) Network Engineer
2 10 (28.57%) Administrator
2 10 (28.57%) Network Administrator
3 6 (17.14%) Graduate
3 6 (17.14%) Graduate Network Engineer
3 6 (17.14%) Junior
3 6 (17.14%) Junior Network Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) IT Support
5 4 (11.43%) IT Technician
6 3 (8.57%) IT Support Technician
6 3 (8.57%) Network Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Support Technician
7 2 (5.71%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Cisco Support
7 2 (5.71%) Cisco Support Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Network Support
7 2 (5.71%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.57%) Driving Licence
2 3 (8.57%) Smartphone
3 2 (5.71%) IVR
4 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.86%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.86%) Handset
4 1 (2.86%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) Windows
2 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (5.71%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.71%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (8.57%) Business Continuity
1 3 (8.57%) ITIL
1 3 (8.57%) Load Balancing
1 3 (8.57%) Service Delivery
1 3 (8.57%) Service Management
2 2 (5.71%) Energy Management
2 2 (5.71%) ERP
2 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2
2 2 (5.71%) Project Management
3 1 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (2.86%) Asset Management
3 1 (2.86%) Capacity Management
3 1 (2.86%) E-Commerce
3 1 (2.86%) Fault Analysis
3 1 (2.86%) High Availability
3 1 (2.86%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (2.86%) Presales
3 1 (2.86%) Resource Management
3 1 (2.86%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) C#
2 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (65.71%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (60.00%) CCNA
3 13 (37.14%) CCNP
4 12 (34.29%) Degree
5 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (11.43%) MCSE
6 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
7 3 (8.57%) MCITP
7 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
8 2 (5.71%) CCIE
8 2 (5.71%) MCTS
System Software
1 7 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.86%) Terminal Server
2 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.86%) vSphere
Vendors
1 16 (45.71%) HP
2 14 (40.00%) Cisco
3 10 (28.57%) Citrix
4 9 (25.71%) WatchGuard
5 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (17.14%) VMware
7 4 (11.43%) Avaya
8 2 (5.71%) Mitel
9 1 (2.86%) Meraki