The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the West Midlands region that had Network Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Support
Rank 198 203 217
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Support 36 24 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.62% 0.43% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.45% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 30 22 13
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,850 £25,200 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £54,000 £39,200
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £32,750 £34,500
% change year-on-year
+14.50% -5.07%
Network Support
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5571 5327 5220
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.56% 95.88% 97.12%
Number of salaries quoted 4429 4402 4327
Median salary £37,500 £39,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Network Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region that featured Network Support in the job title.

Network Support Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Network Support
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Network Support across the West Midlands region.

Network Support Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Network Support
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Network Support across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016.

Network Support Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Network Support
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Support within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -9 22 £47,500 +46.15%
Coventry +9 10 £25,000 -39.39%
Shropshire -10 3 £35,000 -30.00%
Dudley - 1 £20,500 -
Network Support
England

Network Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, Network Support job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region featuring Network Support in the job title.

1 50 (75.76%) Cisco
2 45 (68.18%) Cisco Certification
3 34 (51.52%) Firewall
4 33 (50.00%) WAN
5 32 (48.48%) CCNA
6 29 (43.94%) CCNP
7 26 (39.39%) Wireless
8 23 (34.85%) OSPF
8 23 (34.85%) LAN
9 22 (33.33%) ITIL
10 21 (31.82%) Linux
11 19 (28.79%) DNS
11 19 (28.79%) DHCP
12 18 (27.27%) EIGRP
12 18 (27.27%) MPLS
13 17 (25.76%) Unix
13 17 (25.76%) Cisco Nexus
14 16 (24.24%) Presales
14 16 (24.24%) SolarWinds
14 16 (24.24%) VPN
14 16 (24.24%) Microsoft
15 15 (22.73%) VoIP
15 15 (22.73%) BGP
15 15 (22.73%) Data Centre
16 13 (19.70%) Palo Alto
17 12 (18.18%) IP Telephony
18 11 (16.67%) F5
18 11 (16.67%) Riverbed
18 11 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
19 10 (15.15%) Open Source

Network Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (15.15%) Apache
2 5 (7.58%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.55%) Skype for Business
4 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (7.58%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.03%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 34 (51.52%) Firewall
2 33 (50.00%) WAN
3 26 (39.39%) Wireless
4 23 (34.85%) LAN
4 23 (34.85%) OSPF
5 19 (28.79%) DHCP
5 19 (28.79%) DNS
6 18 (27.27%) EIGRP
6 18 (27.27%) MPLS
7 17 (25.76%) Cisco Nexus
8 16 (24.24%) VPN
9 15 (22.73%) BGP
9 15 (22.73%) VoIP
10 12 (18.18%) IP Telephony
11 11 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (15.15%) SSL
13 9 (13.64%) Cisco Wireless
13 9 (13.64%) VPLS
14 8 (12.12%) Network Security
15 7 (10.61%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
General
1 6 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.55%) French Language
2 3 (4.55%) Law
3 1 (1.52%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.52%) WAP
1 1 (1.52%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (22.73%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.03%) Handset
2 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (31.82%) Linux
2 17 (25.76%) Unix
3 6 (9.09%) Windows
4 2 (3.03%) VyOS
4 2 (3.03%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.52%) FreeBSD
5 1 (1.52%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.52%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (33.33%) ITIL
2 16 (24.24%) Presales
3 10 (15.15%) Network Monitoring
3 10 (15.15%) Open Source
4 9 (13.64%) Incident Management
5 8 (12.12%) Supplier Management
6 7 (10.61%) Change Management
7 6 (9.09%) Service Management
8 5 (7.58%) Network Management
9 4 (6.06%) GAP Analysis
9 4 (6.06%) Security Operations
9 4 (6.06%) Trend Analysis
10 2 (3.03%) Business Development
10 2 (3.03%) Configuration Management
10 2 (3.03%) Load Balancing
10 2 (3.03%) Mentoring
10 2 (3.03%) Network Design
10 2 (3.03%) Operations Management
10 2 (3.03%) Problem Management
11 1 (1.52%) Malware Detection/Protection
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.52%) C
1 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
1 1 (1.52%) Perl
1 1 (1.52%) PHP
1 1 (1.52%) Python
Qualifications
1 45 (68.18%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (48.48%) CCNA
3 29 (43.94%) CCNP
4 10 (15.15%) CISSP
5 9 (13.64%) Degree
6 4 (6.06%) CCIE
7 3 (4.55%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.52%) CCDE
8 1 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.52%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.52%) MCSE
8 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.06%) SLA
2 1 (1.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.58%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.52%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.52%) Squid
Systems Management
1 9 (13.64%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.52%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (1.52%) Cacti
2 1 (1.52%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 50 (75.76%) Cisco
2 16 (24.24%) Microsoft
2 16 (24.24%) SolarWinds
3 13 (19.70%) Palo Alto
4 11 (16.67%) F5
4 11 (16.67%) Riverbed
5 9 (13.64%) VMware
6 7 (10.61%) Juniper
6 7 (10.61%) NetApp
7 4 (6.06%) Aruba
7 4 (6.06%) CheckPoint
7 4 (6.06%) HP
8 3 (4.55%) BT
8 3 (4.55%) Dell
8 3 (4.55%) Draytek
8 3 (4.55%) Intel Security
8 3 (4.55%) Mitel
9 2 (3.03%) Brocade
9 2 (3.03%) NEC
9 2 (3.03%) SonicWALL