The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Staffordshire region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 57 47 51
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +4
Permanent jobs citing WAN 14 22 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.37% 3.92% 2.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.28% 22.92% 20.34%
Number of salaries quoted 13 20 9
Average salary £27,000 £31,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.60% -21.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,400 £22,500 £28,300
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £41,500 £40,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Communications & Networking Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
86 96 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 14.58% 17.11% 10.41%
Number of salaries quoted 79 90 53
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £23,100 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
WAN
West Midlands

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent -4 7 £29,000 +28.88%
Tamworth +5 5 £21,000 -40.00%
Cannock +16 1 - -
WAN
West Midlands

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 36 (97.30%) LAN
2 24 (64.86%) TCP/IP
2 24 (64.86%) Citrix
3 23 (62.16%) Cisco
4 21 (56.76%) CCNA
4 21 (56.76%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (51.35%) Active Directory
6 16 (43.24%) DNS
7 14 (37.84%) Windows
8 12 (32.43%) VPN
9 11 (29.73%) CCNP
10 9 (24.32%) Wireless
11 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (21.62%) MS Office
11 8 (21.62%) MCSE
12 7 (18.92%) MS Exchange
12 7 (18.92%) DHCP
12 7 (18.92%) VMware
12 7 (18.92%) MCTS
12 7 (18.92%) MCITP
12 7 (18.92%) Exchange Server 2003
12 7 (18.92%) Load Balancing
13 6 (16.22%) NetScaler
13 6 (16.22%) F5
13 6 (16.22%) BIG-IP
13 6 (16.22%) Games
13 6 (16.22%) Change Management
13 6 (16.22%) Firewall
13 6 (16.22%) Internet
14 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2003

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 7 (18.92%) MS Exchange
1 7 (18.92%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (10.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.70%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (21.62%) MS Office
2 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 36 (97.30%) LAN
2 24 (64.86%) TCP/IP
3 16 (43.24%) DNS
4 12 (32.43%) VPN
5 9 (24.32%) Wireless
6 7 (18.92%) DHCP
7 6 (16.22%) NetScaler
7 6 (16.22%) BIG-IP
7 6 (16.22%) Firewall
7 6 (16.22%) Internet
8 5 (13.51%) VLAN
9 3 (8.11%) SAN
10 2 (5.41%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (5.41%) IP Telephony
11 1 (2.70%) DWDM
11 1 (2.70%) MPLS
11 1 (2.70%) WLAN
11 1 (2.70%) SSH
11 1 (2.70%) Intrusion Detection
11 1 (2.70%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) SQLPlus
General
1 6 (16.22%) Games
2 4 (10.81%) Law
3 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Help Desk Support
2 9 (24.32%) Analyst
3 7 (18.92%) Network Engineer
3 7 (18.92%) Support Engineer
3 7 (18.92%) Help Desk Engineer
3 7 (18.92%) Help Desk Support Engineer
4 6 (16.22%) Platform Engineer
5 5 (13.51%) Help Desk Analyst
6 4 (10.81%) Senior Support Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (8.11%) Project Manager
7 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 3 (8.11%) Support Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (5.41%) Technical Support
8 2 (5.41%) Technical Support Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Technical Analyst
9 1 (2.70%) Cisco Engineer
9 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 1 (2.70%) Network Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.70%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.70%) Statistics
2 1 (2.70%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (37.84%) Windows
2 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (13.51%) Windows 8
3 4 (10.81%) Windows XP
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.70%) Linux
5 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.92%) Load Balancing
2 6 (16.22%) Change Management
3 5 (13.51%) ITIL
4 4 (10.81%) PRINCE2
5 3 (8.11%) Migration
5 3 (8.11%) Project Management
6 1 (2.70%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.70%) Six Sigma
6 1 (2.70%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.70%) B2C
6 1 (2.70%) TOGAF
6 1 (2.70%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (56.76%) CCNA
1 21 (56.76%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (29.73%) CCNP
3 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (21.62%) MCSE
4 7 (18.92%) MCTS
4 7 (18.92%) MCITP
5 1 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (51.35%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.81%) Terminal Server
3 3 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.70%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 24 (64.86%) Citrix
2 23 (62.16%) Cisco
3 7 (18.92%) VMware
4 6 (16.22%) F5
5 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
6 3 (8.11%) EMC
7 2 (5.41%) Apple
8 1 (2.70%) Juniper
8 1 (2.70%) Nortel
8 1 (2.70%) Mitel