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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 34 47 54
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +7
Permanent jobs citing WAN 35 23 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 5.73% 3.75% 2.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.25% 26.44% 12.75%
Number of salaries quoted 35 21 9
Average salary £25,000 £45,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-44.44% +50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,900 £21,400 £21,800
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £53,000 £38,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +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
112 87 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 18.33% 14.17% 20.20%
Number of salaries quoted 94 72 91
Average salary £26,000 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.00% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £21,600 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £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 24 December 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 24 December 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
(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 +20 21 £22,500 -4.25% 2
Burton-upon-Trent +10 5 £48,000 -
Tamworth -5 2 £27,250 +36.25%
Cannock - 2 £26,000 - 1
Stafford -2 1 £22,500 -52.63% 1
WAN
West Midlands

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 63 (96.92%) LAN
2 40 (61.54%) Windows
3 34 (52.31%) Active Directory
4 30 (46.15%) TCP/IP
4 30 (46.15%) Firewall
5 26 (40.00%) Cisco
6 25 (38.46%) Citrix
7 24 (36.92%) VPN
8 20 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (29.23%) Windows 8
10 17 (26.15%) ITIL
10 17 (26.15%) Microsoft
10 17 (26.15%) CCNP
11 16 (24.62%) Windows XP
11 16 (24.62%) DNS
11 16 (24.62%) CCNA
11 16 (24.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 15 (23.08%) Avaya
12 15 (23.08%) Apple
12 15 (23.08%) Internet
12 15 (23.08%) Blackberry
12 15 (23.08%) Load Balancing
13 14 (21.54%) VMware
13 14 (21.54%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (21.54%) Apple iOS
14 13 (20.00%) SAN
15 12 (18.46%) MS Exchange
15 12 (18.46%) VLAN
16 11 (16.92%) Network Security
17 10 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 16 (24.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 12 (18.46%) MS Exchange
3 10 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (9.23%) Lync
5 4 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (3.08%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.54%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.54%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (1.54%) Joomla!
Applications
1 8 (12.31%) MS Excel
2 6 (9.23%) MS Office
3 1 (1.54%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.15%) Office 365
2 1 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (96.92%) LAN
2 30 (46.15%) TCP/IP
2 30 (46.15%) Firewall
3 24 (36.92%) VPN
4 16 (24.62%) DNS
5 15 (23.08%) Internet
6 13 (20.00%) SAN
7 12 (18.46%) VLAN
8 11 (16.92%) Network Security
9 8 (12.31%) WLAN
10 7 (10.77%) VoIP
10 7 (10.77%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (10.77%) BGP
11 4 (6.15%) MPLS
11 4 (6.15%) IPsec
12 3 (4.62%) OSPF
12 3 (4.62%) EIGRP
13 2 (3.08%) Cisco IOS
13 2 (3.08%) DMZ
14 1 (1.54%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
General
1 6 (9.23%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.62%) Law
2 3 (4.62%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.62%) Games
3 1 (1.54%) Advertising
3 1 (1.54%) Legal
3 1 (1.54%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (18.46%) Network Engineer
2 11 (16.92%) Support Engineer
3 7 (10.77%) IT Support
4 6 (9.23%) IT Support Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (6.15%) Support Technician
6 4 (6.15%) Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 4 (6.15%) Security Specialist
6 4 (6.15%) Network Specialist
6 4 (6.15%) Network Security Specialist
6 4 (6.15%) Operations Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
7 3 (4.62%) Administrator
7 3 (4.62%) Support Specialist
8 2 (3.08%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) Network Analyst
8 2 (3.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.54%) HTML
1 1 (1.54%) .NET
1 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.54%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.08%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.62%) Replication
3 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.54%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.54%) Social Media
4 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 40 (61.54%) Windows
2 19 (29.23%) Windows 8
3 16 (24.62%) Windows XP
4 14 (21.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (21.54%) Apple iOS
5 10 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (9.23%) Windows 7
7 5 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.54%) Android
8 1 (1.54%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.15%) ITIL
2 15 (23.08%) Load Balancing
3 7 (10.77%) E-Commerce
3 7 (10.77%) Network Architecture
4 4 (6.15%) B2B
4 4 (6.15%) Service Management
4 4 (6.15%) Security Management
4 4 (6.15%) WAN Optimisation
5 3 (4.62%) TOGAF
5 3 (4.62%) Change Management
5 3 (4.62%) Migration
5 3 (4.62%) ERP
5 3 (4.62%) PRINCE2
5 3 (4.62%) Project Management
6 2 (3.08%) Six Sigma
6 2 (3.08%) Programme Management
6 2 (3.08%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.08%) Network Design
7 1 (1.54%) Incident Management
7 1 (1.54%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.31%) SQL
2 4 (6.15%) R
3 1 (1.54%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (26.15%) CCNP
3 16 (24.62%) CCNA
4 6 (9.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (7.69%) CCSP
6 4 (6.15%) MCSE
6 4 (6.15%) CCIP
7 3 (4.62%) CISSP
8 2 (3.08%) CCIE
8 2 (3.08%) MCITP
8 2 (3.08%) Degree
9 1 (1.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.54%) MCTS
9 1 (1.54%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (52.31%) Active Directory
2 9 (13.85%) vSphere
3 6 (9.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.23%) Hyper-V
4 5 (7.69%) XenApp
4 5 (7.69%) XenDesktop
5 3 (4.62%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.54%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (3.08%) WSUS
2 1 (1.54%) Plesk
Vendors
1 26 (40.00%) Cisco
2 25 (38.46%) Citrix
3 17 (26.15%) Microsoft
4 15 (23.08%) Avaya
4 15 (23.08%) Apple
5 14 (21.54%) VMware
6 7 (10.77%) HP
7 5 (7.69%) Juniper
8 2 (3.08%) Nortel
8 2 (3.08%) LANDesk
9 1 (1.54%) Oracle
9 1 (1.54%) Altiris
9 1 (1.54%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.54%) Symantec
9 1 (1.54%) Lotus
Cannock, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + great company + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Advantage XPO
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum £35,000 - £40,000 per annum dependin
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago