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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 35 44 46
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +2
Permanent jobs citing WAN 30 17 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 5.70% 3.42% 3.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.27% 24.64% 16.67%
Number of salaries quoted 26 15 12
Average salary £24,750 £27,500 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +1.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,250 £21,400 £22,750
10% offered a salary of more than £73,750 £49,200 £39,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
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 Staffordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
110 69 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 20.91% 13.88% 18.40%
Number of salaries quoted 94 63 84
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £20,400 £22,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £49,250 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 +9 16 £22,500 -14.28%
Cannock +4 3 £34,500 - 2
Tamworth -15 2 £23,525 +9.41% 1
Stafford - 2 - - 1
WAN
West Midlands

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 63 (91.30%) LAN
2 41 (59.42%) Windows
3 37 (53.62%) TCP/IP
4 32 (46.38%) Active Directory
5 30 (43.48%) Cisco
6 28 (40.58%) Citrix
7 27 (39.13%) Firewall
8 21 (30.43%) VPN
8 21 (30.43%) DNS
8 21 (30.43%) Windows 8
9 19 (27.54%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (27.54%) Avaya
10 18 (26.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 18 (26.09%) Microsoft
11 17 (24.64%) Windows XP
11 17 (24.64%) Blackberry
11 17 (24.64%) Apple
12 16 (23.19%) Apple iOS
13 15 (21.74%) Internet
13 15 (21.74%) CCNA
14 14 (20.29%) CCNP
15 13 (18.84%) MS Exchange
15 13 (18.84%) ITIL
16 11 (15.94%) VMware
16 11 (15.94%) Network Security
17 10 (14.49%) Load Balancing
17 10 (14.49%) Windows Server 2008
18 9 (13.04%) Network Architecture
18 9 (13.04%) E-Commerce
19 8 (11.59%) SQL

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 (26.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 13 (18.84%) MS Exchange
3 8 (11.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.90%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.90%) Lync
7 1 (1.45%) Joomla!
Applications
1 8 (11.59%) MS Office
2 6 (8.70%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.45%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.80%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 63 (91.30%) LAN
2 37 (53.62%) TCP/IP
3 27 (39.13%) Firewall
4 21 (30.43%) VPN
4 21 (30.43%) DNS
5 15 (21.74%) Internet
6 11 (15.94%) Network Security
7 8 (11.59%) SAN
8 7 (10.14%) BGP
9 5 (7.25%) MPLS
9 5 (7.25%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (7.25%) Wireless
10 4 (5.80%) IPsec
10 4 (5.80%) VLAN
10 4 (5.80%) DHCP
11 3 (4.35%) OSPF
11 3 (4.35%) EIGRP
11 3 (4.35%) WLAN
12 2 (2.90%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (2.90%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Subversion
General
1 8 (11.59%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.25%) Games
3 3 (4.35%) Law
4 2 (2.90%) Electronics
4 2 (2.90%) Finance
5 1 (1.45%) Legal
5 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (15.94%) Network Engineer
2 6 (8.70%) Network Manager
2 6 (8.70%) Analyst
2 6 (8.70%) Operations Engineer
3 5 (7.25%) Support Technician
3 5 (7.25%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (5.80%) Support Engineer
4 4 (5.80%) Security Specialist
4 4 (5.80%) Service Desk Technician
4 4 (5.80%) Network Specialist
4 4 (5.80%) Network Security Specialist
5 3 (4.35%) Security Manager
5 3 (4.35%) Network Security Manager
5 3 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (2.90%) Support Analyst
6 2 (2.90%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (2.90%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (2.90%) Administrator
6 2 (2.90%) Network Analyst
6 2 (2.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.45%) HTML
1 1 (1.45%) .NET
1 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.45%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (24.64%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.45%) Replication
2 1 (1.45%) Clustering
2 1 (1.45%) Statistics
2 1 (1.45%) Social Media
2 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 41 (59.42%) Windows
2 21 (30.43%) Windows 8
3 17 (24.64%) Windows XP
4 16 (23.19%) Apple iOS
5 10 (14.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (7.25%) Windows 7
6 5 (7.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.90%) VxWorks
9 1 (1.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.84%) ITIL
2 10 (14.49%) Load Balancing
3 9 (13.04%) Network Architecture
3 9 (13.04%) E-Commerce
4 7 (10.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (8.70%) Business Continuity
6 5 (7.25%) Project Management
7 4 (5.80%) WAN Optimisation
7 4 (5.80%) Security Management
8 3 (4.35%) Change Management
9 2 (2.90%) Test Strategy
9 2 (2.90%) Service Management
9 2 (2.90%) Service Delivery
9 2 (2.90%) People Management
9 2 (2.90%) Line Management
9 2 (2.90%) ERP
9 2 (2.90%) Document Management
9 2 (2.90%) Software Engineering
9 2 (2.90%) Incident Management
10 1 (1.45%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.59%) SQL
2 2 (2.90%) R
3 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (27.54%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (21.74%) CCNA
3 14 (20.29%) CCNP
4 6 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (7.25%) MCSE
5 5 (7.25%) MCITP
6 4 (5.80%) CCSP
6 4 (5.80%) MCTS
6 4 (5.80%) CCIP
6 4 (5.80%) VCP4
7 2 (2.90%) Degree
8 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.45%) CISSP
8 1 (1.45%) MCSA
8 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) SLA
1 1 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (46.38%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.80%) Hyper-V
2 4 (5.80%) vSphere
3 3 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.35%) Terminal Server
4 1 (1.45%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.45%) XenApp
4 1 (1.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.45%) Plesk
Vendors
1 30 (43.48%) Cisco
2 28 (40.58%) Citrix
3 19 (27.54%) Avaya
4 18 (26.09%) Microsoft
5 17 (24.64%) Apple
6 11 (15.94%) VMware
7 5 (7.25%) Juniper
8 4 (5.80%) HP
9 2 (2.90%) Intel
9 2 (2.90%) Nortel
9 2 (2.90%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.45%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.45%) Oracle
10 1 (1.45%) SAP
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