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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 76 90 71
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -19
Permanent jobs citing WAN 171 132 170
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.05% 2.43% 3.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.45% 14.78% 20.48%
Number of salaries quoted 156 115 141
Average salary £32,500 £33,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.51% -12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,800 £21,500 £23,850
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.31%
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
927 893 830
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.55% 16.41% 17.13%
Number of salaries quoted 750 756 663
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
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 19 September 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 19 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
Birmingham +25 61 £38,500 -14.44% 8
Staffordshire -6 30 £26,250 +5.00% 2
Warwickshire +3 27 £27,850 -13.64% 3
Coventry +5 20 £41,116 -15.65% 7
Worcestershire -1 9 £18,000 -48.57%
Solihull 0 6 £29,000 +16.00%
Walsall -1 2 £30,000 -
Shropshire -1 2 £45,000 +23.28%
Dudley - 2 £30,000 -
Herefordshire - 1 £40,000 -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 293 (85.92%) LAN
2 175 (51.32%) Windows
3 168 (49.27%) Cisco
4 149 (43.70%) Firewall
5 126 (36.95%) Cisco Certification
6 104 (30.50%) TCP/IP
7 102 (29.91%) Microsoft
8 100 (29.33%) Active Directory
9 96 (28.15%) CCNA
10 94 (27.57%) Citrix
11 93 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
12 88 (25.81%) VMware
13 85 (24.93%) CCNP
14 81 (23.75%) Windows Server 2003
15 80 (23.46%) VPN
16 75 (21.99%) MS Exchange
17 66 (19.35%) MPLS
18 65 (19.06%) MS Excel
19 64 (18.77%) Windows 7
20 63 (18.48%) ITIL
20 63 (18.48%) Internet
21 61 (17.89%) Finance
22 56 (16.42%) Telecoms
23 55 (16.13%) HP
23 55 (16.13%) Windows XP
24 54 (15.84%) Microsoft Certification
25 53 (15.54%) DNS
26 49 (14.37%) VoIP
26 49 (14.37%) VMware Infrastructure
27 48 (14.08%) SAN

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 75 (21.99%) MS Exchange
2 47 (13.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 46 (13.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 24 (7.04%) Exchange Server 2007
5 16 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (3.81%) SharePoint
7 11 (3.23%) IIS
7 11 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (1.76%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.76%) Lync
9 3 (0.88%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.29%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 65 (19.06%) MS Excel
2 32 (9.38%) MS Office
3 3 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.29%) S-PLUS
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.64%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 293 (85.92%) LAN
2 149 (43.70%) Firewall
3 104 (30.50%) TCP/IP
4 80 (23.46%) VPN
5 66 (19.35%) MPLS
6 63 (18.48%) Internet
7 53 (15.54%) DNS
8 49 (14.37%) VoIP
9 48 (14.08%) SAN
10 41 (12.02%) DHCP
11 35 (10.26%) Network Security
12 29 (8.50%) VLAN
13 26 (7.62%) Cisco Nexus
13 26 (7.62%) OSPF
14 25 (7.33%) Wireless
14 25 (7.33%) Cisco ASA
15 21 (6.16%) IP Telephony
16 19 (5.57%) BGP
16 19 (5.57%) EIGRP
16 19 (5.57%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (7.62%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.17%) MySQL
4 4 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (1.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.59%) MSI
3 1 (0.29%) ProC
General
1 61 (17.89%) Finance
2 56 (16.42%) Telecoms
3 14 (4.11%) Legal
4 8 (2.35%) Law
5 6 (1.76%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.76%) Retail
6 5 (1.47%) Banking
7 4 (1.17%) Marketing
8 1 (0.29%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 100 (29.33%) Analyst
2 75 (21.99%) Network Engineer
3 37 (10.85%) Network Analyst
4 32 (9.38%) Support Engineer
5 31 (9.09%) Service Analyst
6 29 (8.50%) Support Analyst
6 29 (8.50%) Service Desk Analyst
7 25 (7.33%) IT Support
8 18 (5.28%) 2nd Line Support
9 14 (4.11%) Administrator
9 14 (4.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 14 (4.11%) Desktop Support
9 14 (4.11%) Infrastructure Manager
10 13 (3.81%) Security Engineer
10 13 (3.81%) Consultant
10 13 (3.81%) Senior Analyst
11 12 (3.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 12 (3.52%) Security Analyst
11 12 (3.52%) Cisco Engineer
11 12 (3.52%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.64%) Web Services
2 8 (2.35%) CSS
3 5 (1.47%) .NET
4 4 (1.17%) XML
4 4 (1.17%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 41 (12.02%) Blackberry
2 17 (4.99%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.69%) Mathematics
4 14 (4.11%) PDA
5 9 (2.64%) Statistics
6 7 (2.05%) Client/Server
6 7 (2.05%) Replication
7 5 (1.47%) CLARiiON
7 5 (1.47%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.47%) FlexPod
8 3 (0.88%) EqualLogic
8 3 (0.88%) Fat Client
8 3 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.88%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.88%) PMI
8 3 (0.88%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.59%) Clustering
9 2 (0.59%) AS400
9 2 (0.59%) iPhone
9 2 (0.59%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 175 (51.32%) Windows
2 93 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 81 (23.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 64 (18.77%) Windows 7
5 55 (16.13%) Windows XP
6 31 (9.09%) Windows 8
7 29 (8.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (5.87%) Linux
9 13 (3.81%) UNIX
10 10 (2.93%) Solaris
11 7 (2.05%) Apple iOS
12 6 (1.76%) HPUX
13 5 (1.47%) AIX
14 4 (1.17%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.88%) VMS
16 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.29%) SUSE
16 1 (0.29%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.29%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (18.48%) ITIL
2 32 (9.38%) Network Management
3 23 (6.74%) Service Delivery
3 23 (6.74%) Disaster Recovery
4 22 (6.45%) Network Monitoring
5 19 (5.57%) Load Balancing
6 18 (5.28%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (4.99%) Service Management
7 17 (4.99%) Asset Management
7 17 (4.99%) Performance Monitoring
8 13 (3.81%) Continuous Improvement
8 13 (3.81%) Coaching
9 12 (3.52%) Capacity Planning
9 12 (3.52%) Incident Management
9 12 (3.52%) Change Management
10 11 (3.23%) Change Control
11 10 (2.93%) Project Management
11 10 (2.93%) PRINCE2
11 10 (2.93%) ERP
12 9 (2.64%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 21 (6.16%) SQL
2 5 (1.47%) Shell Script
2 5 (1.47%) Korn
2 5 (1.47%) C
3 3 (0.88%) R
4 1 (0.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 126 (36.95%) Cisco Certification
2 96 (28.15%) CCNA
3 85 (24.93%) CCNP
4 54 (15.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 31 (9.09%) MCSE
6 19 (5.57%) CCIE
7 16 (4.69%) MCP
7 16 (4.69%) Degree
8 13 (3.81%) CCIP
9 10 (2.93%) CCSA
9 10 (2.93%) CCSE
10 8 (2.35%) Security Cleared
10 8 (2.35%) CCDP
11 7 (2.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (1.76%) CCDA
12 6 (1.76%) CCA
12 6 (1.76%) Citrix Certification
12 6 (1.76%) CCSP
13 5 (1.47%) HND
14 4 (1.17%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (9.38%) SLA
2 8 (2.35%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.59%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 100 (29.33%) Active Directory
2 49 (14.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (9.97%) XenApp
4 32 (9.38%) vSphere
5 27 (7.92%) Hyper-V
5 27 (7.92%) VMware ESX
6 13 (3.81%) XenDesktop
7 9 (2.64%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (2.64%) Terminal Services
8 6 (1.76%) Terminal Server
9 4 (1.17%) vCloud
10 2 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.29%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.29%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.29%) UAG
11 1 (0.29%) SRDF
11 1 (0.29%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 29 (8.50%) SCCM
2 9 (2.64%) Backup Exec
3 7 (2.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (1.47%) SCOM
5 4 (1.17%) MAILsweeper
5 4 (1.17%) Cisco UCCX
5 4 (1.17%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (1.17%) XenMobile
5 4 (1.17%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (0.88%) WSUS
6 3 (0.88%) SolarWinds Orion
6 3 (0.88%) Cisco UCCE
7 2 (0.59%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.59%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.29%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 168 (49.27%) Cisco
2 102 (29.91%) Microsoft
3 94 (27.57%) Citrix
4 88 (25.81%) VMware
5 55 (16.13%) HP
6 48 (14.08%) CheckPoint
7 28 (8.21%) Juniper
8 26 (7.62%) NetApp
9 19 (5.57%) EMC
10 18 (5.28%) LANDesk
11 14 (4.11%) McAfee
12 12 (3.52%) Apple
13 11 (3.23%) Remedy
13 11 (3.23%) IBM
14 10 (2.93%) Oracle
14 10 (2.93%) Nortel
14 10 (2.93%) Symantec
15 9 (2.64%) CommVault
15 9 (2.64%) F5
16 8 (2.35%) Fujitsu
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