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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 48 40 38
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Permanent jobs citing WAN 28 26 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.96% 3.93% 4.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.46% 27.66% 27.27%
Number of salaries quoted 26 25 20
Average salary £25,000 £26,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.66% -30.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,750 £20,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £38,400 £50,000
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
89 94 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 12.59% 14.22% 17.67%
Number of salaries quoted 80 84 70
Average salary £29,750 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.46% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +6 11 £25,000 +25.00% 1
Tamworth +4 4 £24,250 -37.82%
Cannock -3 3 £40,000 +25.00%
Stafford -2 2 £30,000 +13.20% 1
Burton-upon-Trent -7 2 £32,500 +4.83% 1
WAN
West Midlands

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 41 (95.35%) LAN
2 25 (58.14%) Windows
2 25 (58.14%) Citrix
3 24 (55.81%) TCP/IP
3 24 (55.81%) Cisco
4 22 (51.16%) Active Directory
5 14 (32.56%) DNS
5 14 (32.56%) ITIL
5 14 (32.56%) Windows 8
6 13 (30.23%) Windows XP
6 13 (30.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 12 (27.91%) CCNA
7 12 (27.91%) Firewall
7 12 (27.91%) Blackberry
7 12 (27.91%) Microsoft
7 12 (27.91%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (25.58%) VPN
8 11 (25.58%) Internet
9 10 (23.26%) Apple
10 9 (20.93%) SAN
10 9 (20.93%) MS Excel
10 9 (20.93%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (18.60%) VLAN
11 8 (18.60%) Load Balancing
11 8 (18.60%) CCNP
12 7 (16.28%) VMware
13 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (11.63%) MCSE
14 5 (11.63%) WLAN

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 13 (30.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (11.63%) Lync
3 4 (9.30%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.33%) IBM Notes
5 1 (2.33%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (20.93%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.98%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (95.35%) LAN
2 24 (55.81%) TCP/IP
3 14 (32.56%) DNS
4 12 (27.91%) Firewall
5 11 (25.58%) VPN
5 11 (25.58%) Internet
6 9 (20.93%) SAN
7 8 (18.60%) VLAN
8 5 (11.63%) WLAN
8 5 (11.63%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (9.30%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (9.30%) VoIP
10 3 (6.98%) Wireless
10 3 (6.98%) Network Security
11 2 (4.65%) DMZ
11 2 (4.65%) DHCP
12 1 (2.33%) DWDM
12 1 (2.33%) IP Telephony
General
1 3 (6.98%) Telecoms
1 3 (6.98%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (39.53%) Support Engineer
2 8 (18.60%) Help Desk Support
3 7 (16.28%) Network Engineer
3 7 (16.28%) IT Support Engineer
3 7 (16.28%) Help Desk Engineer
3 7 (16.28%) IT Support
3 7 (16.28%) Help Desk Support Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Analyst
4 5 (11.63%) Senior Support Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support Technician
6 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
6 2 (4.65%) Desktop Technician
6 2 (4.65%) Security Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Desktop Support Technician
6 2 (4.65%) Network Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (4.65%) Desktop Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.91%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.65%) Replication
3 1 (2.33%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 25 (58.14%) Windows
2 14 (32.56%) Windows 8
3 13 (30.23%) Windows XP
4 9 (20.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (11.63%) Apple iOS
7 3 (6.98%) Windows 7
8 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (2.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (32.56%) ITIL
2 8 (18.60%) Load Balancing
3 4 (9.30%) Service Management
3 4 (9.30%) B2B
4 2 (4.65%) Migration
4 2 (4.65%) Programme Management
4 2 (4.65%) TOGAF
4 2 (4.65%) Network Design
4 2 (4.65%) Six Sigma
4 2 (4.65%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.33%) E-Commerce
5 1 (2.33%) ERP
5 1 (2.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.33%) Change Management
5 1 (2.33%) ITSM
5 1 (2.33%) Email Management
5 1 (2.33%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (2.33%) Security Architecture
5 1 (2.33%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.98%) SQL
2 1 (2.33%) R
2 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (27.91%) CCNA
1 12 (27.91%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (18.60%) CCNP
3 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (11.63%) MCSE
5 3 (6.98%) MCITP
6 2 (4.65%) MCTS
6 2 (4.65%) Degree
6 2 (4.65%) CISSP
6 2 (4.65%) CCIE
7 1 (2.33%) CCSP
7 1 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (51.16%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.63%) vSphere
2 5 (11.63%) XenApp
2 5 (11.63%) XenDesktop
3 3 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.65%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.65%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (58.14%) Citrix
2 24 (55.81%) Cisco
3 12 (27.91%) Microsoft
4 10 (23.26%) Apple
5 7 (16.28%) VMware
6 3 (6.98%) HP
6 3 (6.98%) Juniper
7 2 (4.65%) LANDesk
7 2 (4.65%) Avaya
8 1 (2.33%) Nortel
8 1 (2.33%) Symantec
8 1 (2.33%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.33%) Lotus
8 1 (2.33%) Altiris
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
NST Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £25,000 per annum £25K + shift allowance (£4K)+ perfor
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 6 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Healthcare-at-Home.co.uk
Salary: Competitive, Grade 7
Posted: 7 days ago