The first table below looks at the demand for WAN Optimisation 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 WAN Optimisation over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WAN Optimization
Rank 190 200 191
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -9
Permanent jobs citing WAN Optimisation 7 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.14% 0.040% 0.043%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.052% 0.059%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 0
Average salary £75,000 £40,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+87.50% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +21.42%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3890 3842 3367
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 78.67% 76.70% 71.91%
Number of salaries quoted 3239 3221 2856
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
WAN Optimisation
England

WAN Optimisation
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WAN Optimisation across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

WAN Optimisation Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

WAN Optimisation
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

WAN Optimisation Salary Trend in the West Midlands

WAN Optimisation
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 WAN Optimisation within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
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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
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Vacancies
Shropshire +8 4 - -
Birmingham - 1 £75,000 -
WAN Optimisation
England

WAN Optimisation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing WAN Optimisation 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 Optimisation.

1 22 (100.00%) WAN
1 22 (100.00%) Firewall
2 21 (95.45%) VoIP
2 21 (95.45%) Cisco
2 21 (95.45%) CheckPoint
2 21 (95.45%) Cisco ASA
3 20 (90.91%) F5
3 20 (90.91%) Fortinet
3 20 (90.91%) DMVPN
3 20 (90.91%) Cisco Nexus
3 20 (90.91%) MPLS
3 20 (90.91%) McAfee
3 20 (90.91%) Blue Coat
4 17 (77.27%) Load Balancing
4 17 (77.27%) Security Cleared
5 16 (72.73%) SC Cleared
5 16 (72.73%) Network Management
5 16 (72.73%) Incident Management
6 15 (68.18%) Root Cause Analysis
7 10 (45.45%) Advertising
7 10 (45.45%) CCNP
7 10 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (18.18%) Service Management
8 4 (18.18%) CSS
8 4 (18.18%) BIG-IP
8 4 (18.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (18.18%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 2 (9.09%) Finance
9 2 (9.09%) Network Design
9 2 (9.09%) LAN

WAN Optimisation
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing WAN Optimisation 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 Optimisation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 22 (100.00%) WAN
1 22 (100.00%) Firewall
2 21 (95.45%) VoIP
2 21 (95.45%) Cisco ASA
3 20 (90.91%) DMVPN
3 20 (90.91%) Cisco Nexus
3 20 (90.91%) MPLS
4 4 (18.18%) BIG-IP
4 4 (18.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 4 (18.18%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (9.09%) LAN
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (4.55%) DHCP
6 1 (4.55%) DNS
6 1 (4.55%) VLAN
General
1 10 (45.45%) Advertising
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Network Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Support Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Network Support Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Technical Leader
2 4 (18.18%) Network Support
3 3 (13.64%) Network Team Leader
3 3 (13.64%) Team Leader
3 3 (13.64%) Network Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Team Leader
4 2 (9.09%) Network Operations Team Leader
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Design Leader
4 2 (9.09%) Operations Team Leader
5 1 (4.55%) Network Operations Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Lead Network Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Operations Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) CSS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (77.27%) Load Balancing
2 16 (72.73%) Network Management
2 16 (72.73%) Incident Management
3 15 (68.18%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (18.18%) Service Management
5 2 (9.09%) Network Design
5 2 (9.09%) Performance Management
5 2 (9.09%) Resource Management
Qualifications
1 17 (77.27%) Security Cleared
2 16 (72.73%) SC Cleared
3 10 (45.45%) CCNP
3 10 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (9.09%) CCNA
5 1 (4.55%) BC Cleared
5 1 (4.55%) CCSA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 21 (95.45%) Cisco
1 21 (95.45%) CheckPoint
2 20 (90.91%) F5
2 20 (90.91%) Fortinet
2 20 (90.91%) McAfee
2 20 (90.91%) Blue Coat
3 1 (4.55%) Riverbed
3 1 (4.55%) SolarWinds
3 1 (4.55%) Nokia