The table below looks at the statistics for WAN 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 over the 3 months to 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 68 97 87
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -10
Permanent jobs citing WAN 213 122 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.71% 2.32% 2.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.14% 14.66% 15.57%
Number of salaries quoted 195 104 106
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,700 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +5.26%
WAN
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
962 832 790
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.74% 15.83% 17.17%
Number of salaries quoted 809 678 661
Average salary £36,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

WAN
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

WAN Salary Trend in the West Midlands

WAN
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAN across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

WAN Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

WAN
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 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 October 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 +16 74 £38,500 +11.59% 14
Staffordshire +12 37 £25,750 -14.16% 4
Warwickshire +18 33 £31,950 +2.24% 2
Coventry +16 31 £41,000 +84.26% 2
Solihull -9 10 £32,500 +44.44% 1
Worcestershire -6 7 £18,000 -48.57% 1
Dudley +1 4 £30,000 -33.33%
Walsall -3 3 £20,000 -33.33%
Shropshire -3 3 £40,000 +9.58%
West Bromwich +6 2 £19,000 -57.77%
Wolverhampton -14 2 £30,500 -6.35%
Herefordshire - 1 £40,000 - 5
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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.

1 339 (90.40%) LAN
2 186 (49.60%) Cisco
3 180 (48.00%) Windows
4 173 (46.13%) Firewall
5 158 (42.13%) Cisco Certification
6 118 (31.47%) CCNA
7 117 (31.20%) CCNP
8 115 (30.67%) Active Directory
9 113 (30.13%) Microsoft
9 113 (30.13%) TCP/IP
10 109 (29.07%) Windows Server 2008
11 106 (28.27%) Citrix
12 104 (27.73%) VMware
13 101 (26.93%) VPN
14 79 (21.07%) MS Exchange
15 78 (20.80%) Windows Server 2003
16 77 (20.53%) ITIL
17 76 (20.27%) MPLS
18 72 (19.20%) SAN
19 71 (18.93%) MS Excel
20 69 (18.40%) Internet
21 63 (16.80%) VMware Infrastructure
22 62 (16.53%) Finance
23 61 (16.27%) HP
24 60 (16.00%) CheckPoint
25 58 (15.47%) Exchange Server 2010
26 52 (13.87%) DNS
26 52 (13.87%) Telecoms
27 50 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
27 50 (13.33%) Network Security

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 79 (21.07%) MS Exchange
2 58 (15.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 34 (9.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 22 (5.87%) Exchange Server 2007
5 20 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (4.00%) SharePoint
7 9 (2.40%) Tomcat
7 9 (2.40%) IIS
7 9 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (1.87%) Lync
9 3 (0.80%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (0.27%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 71 (18.93%) MS Excel
2 32 (8.53%) MS Office
3 6 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.53%) MS Project
5 1 (0.27%) S-PLUS
5 1 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.27%) SaaS
2 1 (0.27%) Office 365
2 1 (0.27%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 339 (90.40%) LAN
2 173 (46.13%) Firewall
3 113 (30.13%) TCP/IP
4 101 (26.93%) VPN
5 76 (20.27%) MPLS
6 72 (19.20%) SAN
7 69 (18.40%) Internet
8 52 (13.87%) DNS
9 50 (13.33%) Network Security
10 42 (11.20%) VoIP
11 39 (10.40%) DHCP
12 37 (9.87%) OSPF
13 35 (9.33%) Cisco Nexus
14 31 (8.27%) Cisco ASA
15 30 (8.00%) BGP
16 26 (6.93%) EIGRP
16 26 (6.93%) VLAN
17 19 (5.07%) Wireless
17 19 (5.07%) IPsec
18 16 (4.27%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (8.53%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (3.20%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (1.33%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.53%) MySQL
6 2 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (1.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.27%) ProC
2 1 (0.27%) MSI
General
1 62 (16.53%) Finance
2 52 (13.87%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.73%) Legal
4 9 (2.40%) Law
5 7 (1.87%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.33%) Banking
7 3 (0.80%) Retail
8 1 (0.27%) Advertising
8 1 (0.27%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 103 (27.47%) Network Engineer
2 98 (26.13%) Analyst
3 42 (11.20%) Support Engineer
4 33 (8.80%) Network Analyst
5 25 (6.67%) IT Support
6 24 (6.40%) Support Analyst
7 22 (5.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 22 (5.87%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 21 (5.60%) Service Analyst
9 19 (5.07%) Service Desk Analyst
10 16 (4.27%) Administrator
10 16 (4.27%) Consultant
11 15 (4.00%) Senior Network Engineer
11 15 (4.00%) Security Engineer
12 14 (3.73%) 2nd Line Support
12 14 (3.73%) Senior Analyst
12 14 (3.73%) 3rd Line Support
12 14 (3.73%) Network Security Engineer
13 13 (3.47%) Systems Administrator
13 13 (3.47%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.73%) CSS
1 14 (3.73%) Web Services
2 8 (2.13%) .NET
3 7 (1.87%) XML
4 4 (1.07%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.73%) Blackberry
2 14 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.47%) Mathematics
4 8 (2.13%) PDA
5 7 (1.87%) Computer Science
5 7 (1.87%) GIS
5 7 (1.87%) Replication
6 5 (1.33%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.33%) Statistics
6 5 (1.33%) EqualLogic
7 4 (1.07%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.80%) PMI
8 3 (0.80%) Fat Client
8 3 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.80%) Thin Client
8 3 (0.80%) FlexPod
9 2 (0.53%) iPhone
9 2 (0.53%) iSeries
9 2 (0.53%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.53%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 180 (48.00%) Windows
2 109 (29.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 78 (20.80%) Windows Server 2003
4 46 (12.27%) Windows 7
5 45 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 41 (10.93%) Windows XP
7 28 (7.47%) Windows 8
8 17 (4.53%) Linux
9 10 (2.67%) UNIX
9 10 (2.67%) Apple iOS
10 9 (2.40%) Solaris
11 5 (1.33%) VMS
12 3 (0.80%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.53%) Android
13 2 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.27%) SUSE
14 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.27%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (20.53%) ITIL
2 35 (9.33%) Network Monitoring
3 34 (9.07%) Network Management
4 24 (6.40%) Performance Monitoring
5 23 (6.13%) Disaster Recovery
6 22 (5.87%) Incident Management
6 22 (5.87%) Load Balancing
6 22 (5.87%) Capacity Planning
7 18 (4.80%) Service Delivery
8 16 (4.27%) Change Control
9 15 (4.00%) Service Management
9 15 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (3.47%) Performance Tuning
11 12 (3.20%) Asset Management
12 11 (2.93%) PRINCE2
13 10 (2.67%) Change Management
14 9 (2.40%) Project Management
14 9 (2.40%) Business Continuity
14 9 (2.40%) Coaching
14 9 (2.40%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 28 (7.47%) SQL
2 9 (2.40%) Shell Script
2 9 (2.40%) Korn
2 9 (2.40%) C
3 5 (1.33%) PowerShell
3 5 (1.33%) R
Qualifications
1 158 (42.13%) Cisco Certification
2 118 (31.47%) CCNA
3 117 (31.20%) CCNP
4 50 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 35 (9.33%) MCSE
6 22 (5.87%) Degree
7 20 (5.33%) CCIE
8 16 (4.27%) CCDP
9 14 (3.73%) CCIP
10 11 (2.93%) Security Cleared
10 11 (2.93%) CCDA
10 11 (2.93%) CCSA
10 11 (2.93%) CCSE
11 10 (2.67%) MCP
12 9 (2.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 8 (2.13%) HND
13 8 (2.13%) MCSA
14 7 (1.87%) CCSP
14 7 (1.87%) CCA
14 7 (1.87%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.67%) SLA
2 4 (1.07%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.53%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 115 (30.67%) Active Directory
2 63 (16.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (12.27%) vSphere
4 39 (10.40%) Hyper-V
5 34 (9.07%) XenApp
6 20 (5.33%) VMware ESX
7 9 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (2.40%) XenDesktop
8 8 (2.13%) vCloud
9 5 (1.33%) Terminal Server
9 5 (1.33%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.27%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.27%) Xen
10 1 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.27%) SRDF
10 1 (0.27%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (0.27%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 24 (6.40%) SCCM
2 8 (2.13%) Backup Exec
3 5 (1.33%) MAILsweeper
3 5 (1.33%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (1.07%) Cisco UCCX
4 4 (1.07%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (1.07%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.80%) WSUS
5 3 (0.80%) SCOM
5 3 (0.80%) FortiGate
5 3 (0.80%) SolarWinds Orion
5 3 (0.80%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (0.53%) XenMobile
6 2 (0.53%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.53%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (0.53%) CiscoWorks
6 2 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 186 (49.60%) Cisco
2 113 (30.13%) Microsoft
3 106 (28.27%) Citrix
4 104 (27.73%) VMware
5 61 (16.27%) HP
6 60 (16.00%) CheckPoint
7 38 (10.13%) Juniper
8 29 (7.73%) NetApp
9 23 (6.13%) EMC
10 15 (4.00%) Nokia
10 15 (4.00%) Remedy
11 14 (3.73%) CommVault
11 14 (3.73%) F5
12 13 (3.47%) Apple
13 12 (3.20%) LANDesk
13 12 (3.20%) Symantec
14 11 (2.93%) Avaya
14 11 (2.93%) IBM
15 10 (2.67%) Oracle
15 10 (2.67%) Dell
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £30,000 to £36,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £27850 per annum + 33 days hol, training, childcare + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hereford, Herefordshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Great Package + Bonus + Pension +Car
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £35,000 to £36,000 per annum plus 30% benefits package (excellent
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £33000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: From £32,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Healthcare-at-Home.co.uk
Salary: From £70,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + car allowance
Posted: 6 days ago
Herefordshire
The One Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CGI
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Accenture
Salary: From £25,000 to £31,000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
West Midlands (County)
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
West Midlands (County)
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 22 days ago