The first table below looks at the demand for WAAS skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAAS over the 3 months to 1 August 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 West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS)
Rank 201 209 187
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -22
Permanent jobs citing WAAS 9 7 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.17% 0.13% 0.062%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.02% 0.77% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 4 5 3
Average salary £67,500 £32,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+107.69% -35.00%
UK excluding London average salary £67,500 £40,000 £39,250
% change year-on-year
+68.75% +1.91%
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
879 904 898
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.34% 16.24% 18.48%
Number of salaries quoted 723 763 735
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
WAAS
England

WAAS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

WAAS Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

WAAS
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

WAAS Salary Trend in the West Midlands

WAAS
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAAS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 August 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
Birmingham - 9 £67,500 -
WAAS
England

WAAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing WAAS 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 WAAS.

1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (90.00%) EMC
2 9 (90.00%) Citrix
2 9 (90.00%) CCA
2 9 (90.00%) Citrix Certification
2 9 (90.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (90.00%) NetApp
2 9 (90.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 9 (90.00%) VMware
2 9 (90.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (90.00%) Hyper-V
2 9 (90.00%) XenDesktop
2 9 (90.00%) NCDA
2 9 (90.00%) NCIE
2 9 (90.00%) VTSP
2 9 (90.00%) vCloud
2 9 (90.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 5 (50.00%) CCIA
3 5 (50.00%) 3PAR
3 5 (50.00%) VCAP
3 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (50.00%) vSphere
3 5 (50.00%) CLARiiON
3 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (50.00%) Celerra
3 5 (50.00%) MCTS
3 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005

WAAS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing WAAS 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 WAAS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (10.00%) LAN
2 1 (10.00%) VoIP
2 1 (10.00%) WAN
2 1 (10.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (90.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Storage Solutions Architect
1 5 (50.00%) Virtualisation Architect
1 5 (50.00%) Storage Architect
1 5 (50.00%) Architect
1 5 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (40.00%) Consultant
2 4 (40.00%) Technology Consultant
2 4 (40.00%) Pre Sales Consultant
2 4 (40.00%) FlexPod Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Voice Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Voice Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) CLARiiON
1 5 (50.00%) Celerra
2 4 (40.00%) FlexPod
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (10.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (10.00%) Change Management
1 1 (10.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) CCA
1 9 (90.00%) Citrix Certification
1 9 (90.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 9 (90.00%) NCDA
1 9 (90.00%) NCIE
1 9 (90.00%) VTSP
2 5 (50.00%) CCIA
2 5 (50.00%) VCAP
2 5 (50.00%) MCTS
2 5 (50.00%) MCITP
2 5 (50.00%) CCEA
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (50.00%) MCSE
3 4 (40.00%) CCEE
4 1 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
1 9 (90.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 9 (90.00%) Hyper-V
1 9 (90.00%) XenDesktop
1 9 (90.00%) vCloud
2 5 (50.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (10.00%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (90.00%) EMC
2 9 (90.00%) Citrix
2 9 (90.00%) NetApp
2 9 (90.00%) VMware
3 5 (50.00%) 3PAR
4 1 (10.00%) Remedy