The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Walsall region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 21 12 15
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Permanent jobs citing WAN 3 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall 2.70% 7.95% 2.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.43% 63.64% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 1
Average salary £23,000 £31,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.80% -4.61%
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 Walsall region.

Communications & Networking Category
Walsall
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
14 11 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall 12.61% 12.50% 4.26%
Number of salaries quoted 14 11 2
Average salary £29,000 £30,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.91% -6.15%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Walsall

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WAN across the Walsall region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Walsall

WAN
Salary Trend in Walsall

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WAN across the Walsall region.

WAN Salary Trend in Walsall

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Walsall

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Walsall 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) LAN
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (40.00%) VMware ESX
4 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (40.00%) vSphere
4 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (40.00%) VPN
4 2 (40.00%) DNS
4 2 (40.00%) DHCP
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (20.00%) SQL
5 1 (20.00%) R
5 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (20.00%) VoIP
5 1 (20.00%) WLAN
5 1 (20.00%) SAN
5 1 (20.00%) IIS
5 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2000

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Walsall by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Walsall 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 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (20.00%) IIS
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2000
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) LAN
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) VPN
3 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 2 (40.00%) DHCP
4 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (20.00%) VoIP
4 1 (20.00%) WLAN
4 1 (20.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Field Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) IT Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Field Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) Service Management
1 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) R
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) VMware ESX
2 2 (40.00%) vSphere
3 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (20.00%) Xen
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (20.00%) XenApp
3 1 (20.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) Veritas
3 1 (20.00%) Symantec
3 1 (20.00%) McAfee
3 1 (20.00%) Sophos
3 1 (20.00%) Websense
3 1 (20.00%) SurfControl
3 1 (20.00%) Kaspersky
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco