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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 14 16 20
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Permanent jobs citing WAN 4 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall 6.25% 1.64% 1.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 40.00% 11.11% 14.29%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 1
Average salary £25,000 £31,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.35% +37.77%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +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
10 9 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall 15.63% 14.75% 12.50%
Number of salaries quoted 6 9 6
Average salary £27,000 £33,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.18% +46.66%
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 27 February 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) LAN
2 6 (85.71%) VMware
2 6 (85.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (71.43%) Firewall
3 5 (71.43%) MS Exchange
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (42.86%) Hyper-V
5 3 (42.86%) VMware ESX
5 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (28.57%) Cisco
6 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
6 2 (28.57%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
6 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
6 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
6 2 (28.57%) DHCP
6 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
6 2 (28.57%) VPN
6 2 (28.57%) DNS
6 2 (28.57%) HND
6 2 (28.57%) MS Office
7 1 (14.29%) ITIL
7 1 (14.29%) SQL
7 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
7 1 (14.29%) IIS
7 1 (14.29%) UNIX

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Walsall by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 5 (71.43%) MS Exchange
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (14.29%) CMS
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (14.29%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) LAN
2 5 (71.43%) Firewall
3 2 (28.57%) DHCP
3 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 2 (28.57%) VPN
3 2 (28.57%) DNS
4 1 (14.29%) SAN
4 1 (14.29%) Q.931
4 1 (14.29%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) IT Support
2 2 (28.57%) Systems Support
2 2 (28.57%) Support Technician
2 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (28.57%) IT Support Technician
3 1 (14.29%) IT Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Field Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Voice Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Field Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) EPoS
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
5 1 (14.29%) Linux
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL
1 1 (14.29%) Service Management
1 1 (14.29%) Change Management
1 1 (14.29%) WFM
1 1 (14.29%) Analytics
1 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (42.86%) Hyper-V
2 3 (42.86%) VMware ESX
3 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 1 (14.29%) Xen
4 1 (14.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (14.29%) XenApp
4 1 (14.29%) XenServer
4 1 (14.29%) vSphere
4 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) Kaspersky
4 1 (14.29%) Verint
4 1 (14.29%) Dell
4 1 (14.29%) Citrix
4 1 (14.29%) Avaya
4 1 (14.29%) Juniper
4 1 (14.29%) Veritas
4 1 (14.29%) Symantec
4 1 (14.29%) McAfee
4 1 (14.29%) Sophos
4 1 (14.29%) Websense
4 1 (14.29%) SurfControl