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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 54 45 44
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Permanent jobs citing WAN 22 26 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.01% 3.99% 3.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.00% 27.66% 27.78%
Number of salaries quoted 21 24 16
Average salary £25,000 £27,250 £39,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.25% -30.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £19,475 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £39,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Communications & Networking Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
100 94 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 13.70% 14.42% 13.64%
Number of salaries quoted 92 85 57
Average salary £25,000 £33,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.37% -16.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £20,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £50,000 £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
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 July 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 +8 15 £25,000 +25.00% 1
Tamworth +8 3 £24,000 -38.46%
Burton-upon-Trent -2 2 £32,500 +10.16% 1
WAN
West Midlands

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 28 (75.68%) Citrix
3 26 (70.27%) TCP/IP
4 23 (62.16%) Cisco
5 22 (59.46%) Windows
6 18 (48.65%) Active Directory
7 14 (37.84%) Microsoft
7 14 (37.84%) DNS
8 11 (29.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 11 (29.73%) Internet
8 11 (29.73%) CCNA
8 11 (29.73%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (29.73%) Windows XP
8 11 (29.73%) Windows 8
9 10 (27.03%) MS Excel
9 10 (27.03%) Blackberry
10 9 (24.32%) ITIL
11 8 (21.62%) VPN
11 8 (21.62%) Apple
12 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (16.22%) MS Office
13 6 (16.22%) MCSE
13 6 (16.22%) VMware
13 6 (16.22%) Wireless
14 5 (13.51%) Firewall
14 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (13.51%) MS Exchange
14 5 (13.51%) SAN
14 5 (13.51%) Cisco IOS

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 11 (29.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (13.51%) MS Exchange
3 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (8.11%) Lync
5 1 (2.70%) IBM Notes
5 1 (2.70%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (27.03%) MS Excel
2 6 (16.22%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 36 (97.30%) LAN
2 26 (70.27%) TCP/IP
3 14 (37.84%) DNS
4 11 (29.73%) Internet
5 8 (21.62%) VPN
6 6 (16.22%) Wireless
7 5 (13.51%) Firewall
7 5 (13.51%) SAN
7 5 (13.51%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (10.81%) DHCP
9 3 (8.11%) VLAN
10 2 (5.41%) IP Telephony
10 2 (5.41%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (2.70%) VoIP
11 1 (2.70%) WLAN
11 1 (2.70%) DWDM
11 1 (2.70%) MPLS
11 1 (2.70%) NetScaler
11 1 (2.70%) SSH
11 1 (2.70%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) SQLPlus
General
1 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
1 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) Support Engineer
2 8 (21.62%) Help Desk Support
3 7 (18.92%) Analyst
3 7 (18.92%) Help Desk Support Engineer
3 7 (18.92%) Help Desk Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Senior Support Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) IT Support
5 4 (10.81%) Network Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) IT Support Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
6 2 (5.41%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Support
6 2 (5.41%) Support Specialist
6 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Support Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Network Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.03%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.41%) Replication
3 1 (2.70%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 22 (59.46%) Windows
2 11 (29.73%) Windows XP
2 11 (29.73%) Windows 8
3 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (8.11%) Apple iOS
6 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (24.32%) ITIL
2 4 (10.81%) Load Balancing
3 2 (5.41%) E-Commerce
4 1 (2.70%) B2B
4 1 (2.70%) B2C
4 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2
4 1 (2.70%) ITSM
4 1 (2.70%) Service Management
4 1 (2.70%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.70%) Change Management
4 1 (2.70%) Six Sigma
4 1 (2.70%) Email Management
4 1 (2.70%) Fault Management
4 1 (2.70%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) SQL
2 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (29.73%) CCNA
1 11 (29.73%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (16.22%) MCSE
4 5 (13.51%) MCITP
5 4 (10.81%) MCTS
5 4 (10.81%) CCNP
6 1 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (48.65%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.11%) Terminal Server
2 3 (8.11%) XenApp
2 3 (8.11%) XenDesktop
2 3 (8.11%) vSphere
3 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.70%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 28 (75.68%) Citrix
2 23 (62.16%) Cisco
3 14 (37.84%) Microsoft
4 8 (21.62%) Apple
5 6 (16.22%) VMware
6 2 (5.41%) HP
6 2 (5.41%) Avaya
6 2 (5.41%) Juniper
7 1 (2.70%) Nortel
7 1 (2.70%) Lotus
7 1 (2.70%) Symantec
7 1 (2.70%) F5
7 1 (2.70%) Altiris
Stafford, Staffordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
SmartSourcing plc
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Healthcare-at-Home.co.uk
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Pension, Medical Insurance
Posted: 17 days ago