The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WAN Optimization
Rank 218 204 198
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -6
Permanent jobs citing WAN Optimisation 4 7 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.071% 0.13% 0.082%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.089% 0.17% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 4
Average salary £62,500 £35,000 £34,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+78.57% +2.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £60,750 £31,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,850 £35,000 £46,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £35,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -22.22%
WAN Optimisation
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4509 4198 3702
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.68% 78.10% 75.94%
Number of salaries quoted 3782 3548 3134
Average salary £42,233 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.58% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,750 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 30 September 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
Staffordshire - 4 £62,500 -
WAN Optimisation
England

WAN Optimisation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 10 (100.00%) WAN
1 10 (100.00%) Firewall
2 9 (90.00%) Load Balancing
3 8 (80.00%) LAN
3 8 (80.00%) Cisco
3 8 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (70.00%) MPLS
5 6 (60.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (60.00%) VPN
5 6 (60.00%) CCSP
5 6 (60.00%) CCNP
5 6 (60.00%) BGP
5 6 (60.00%) IPsec
5 6 (60.00%) Network Security
5 6 (60.00%) Network Architecture
6 5 (50.00%) Security Management
6 5 (50.00%) Internet
7 4 (40.00%) CCIP
7 4 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
8 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
8 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
9 2 (20.00%) Finance
9 2 (20.00%) Project Management
9 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
9 2 (20.00%) DMVPN
9 2 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (20.00%) User Experience
10 1 (10.00%) Cisco Prime
10 1 (10.00%) Network Management

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 10 (100.00%) WAN
1 10 (100.00%) Firewall
2 8 (80.00%) LAN
3 7 (70.00%) MPLS
4 6 (60.00%) BGP
4 6 (60.00%) TCP/IP
4 6 (60.00%) VPN
4 6 (60.00%) IPsec
4 6 (60.00%) Network Security
5 5 (50.00%) Internet
6 4 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (20.00%) DMVPN
7 2 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (10.00%) DNS
8 1 (10.00%) EIGRP
8 1 (10.00%) VoIP
8 1 (10.00%) DHCP
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Security Specialist
1 4 (40.00%) Network Specialist
1 4 (40.00%) Network Security Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Operations Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Network Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Network Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Network Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Network Operations Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) User Experience
2 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (10.00%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Load Balancing
2 6 (60.00%) Network Architecture
3 5 (50.00%) Security Management
4 2 (20.00%) Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (10.00%) Network Management
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (60.00%) CCSP
2 6 (60.00%) CCNP
3 4 (40.00%) CCIP
4 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (10.00%) Remedy
3 1 (10.00%) McAfee
3 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat
3 1 (10.00%) Fortinet
3 1 (10.00%) Riverbed
3 1 (10.00%) F5