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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 17 18 22
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Permanent jobs citing WAN 3 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall 4.05% 3.53% 1.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 37.50% 37.50% 6.67%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 1
Average salary £30,500 £20,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+52.50% -11.11%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -
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 Walsall region.

Communications & Networking Category
Walsall
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8 8 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall 10.81% 9.41% 23.08%
Number of salaries quoted 5 8 13
Average salary £32,500 £20,000 £22,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+62.50% -12.08%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £19,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,200 £31,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,700
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.75%

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 24 April 2015, 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
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
1 5 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
3 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (40.00%) MS Office
4 2 (40.00%) HND
4 2 (40.00%) Linux
4 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (40.00%) SLA
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco
4 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (40.00%) Dell
5 1 (20.00%) Change Management
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (20.00%) Avaya
5 1 (20.00%) Juniper
5 1 (20.00%) NetApp
5 1 (20.00%) Q.931
5 1 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (20.00%) WFM
5 1 (20.00%) CMS

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Walsall by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) LAN
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (20.00%) Q.931
4 1 (20.00%) ISDN
General
1 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Systems Support
1 2 (40.00%) Support Technician
1 2 (40.00%) IT Support Technician
1 2 (40.00%) IT Support
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Technical Support
2 1 (20.00%) Voice Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Support
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Change Management
1 1 (20.00%) WFM
1 1 (20.00%) Analytics
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) HND
2 1 (20.00%) MCSE
2 1 (20.00%) MCSA
2 1 (20.00%) CCNP
2 1 (20.00%) CCNA
2 1 (20.00%) CCDP
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Dell
3 1 (20.00%) Avaya
3 1 (20.00%) Juniper
3 1 (20.00%) NetApp
3 1 (20.00%) Verint