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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 65 86 90
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +4
Permanent jobs citing WAN 190 157 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.39% 2.91% 2.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.94% 17.31% 15.02%
Number of salaries quoted 173 140 121
Average salary £41,750 £35,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.43% +8.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £23,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
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
866 907 912
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.46% 16.81% 16.76%
Number of salaries quoted 777 737 780
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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 +13 82 £50,000 +13.63% 8
Staffordshire +15 37 £43,250 +69.60% 5
Coventry +1 25 £40,000 -9.09% 6
Warwickshire -9 16 £37,500 +34.64% 3
Worcestershire 0 9 £37,500 +108.33% 2
Herefordshire +10 7 £47,500 +18.75%
Solihull +3 5 £33,000 +13.79% 1
Shropshire -5 3 £25,000 -50.00% 1
West Bromwich - 3 £30,500 - 1
Walsall +2 1 £21,500 -46.25%
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

1 315 (87.02%) LAN
2 192 (53.04%) Cisco
3 138 (38.12%) Windows
4 128 (35.36%) Cisco Certification
5 118 (32.60%) Active Directory
6 117 (32.32%) Firewall
7 105 (29.01%) Microsoft
8 85 (23.48%) VMware
9 83 (22.93%) TCP/IP
10 78 (21.55%) VPN
11 75 (20.72%) Data Centre
12 74 (20.44%) CCNP
13 73 (20.17%) CCNA
14 68 (18.78%) Wireless
15 62 (17.13%) MS Exchange
16 58 (16.02%) Citrix
17 57 (15.75%) DNS
18 51 (14.09%) HP
19 50 (13.81%) MPLS
20 49 (13.54%) Service Delivery
21 47 (12.98%) MS Excel
22 46 (12.71%) CheckPoint
22 46 (12.71%) Windows Server 2008
22 46 (12.71%) Hyper-V
23 45 (12.43%) Windows Server 2003
24 44 (12.15%) ITIL
24 44 (12.15%) VMware Infrastructure
25 43 (11.88%) Project Management
26 39 (10.77%) VoIP
27 37 (10.22%) SLA

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 62 (17.13%) MS Exchange
2 23 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (6.08%) Exchange Server 2013
4 17 (4.70%) Exchange Server 2003
5 13 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (2.21%) SharePoint
7 7 (1.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (1.66%) IIS
9 3 (0.83%) Lotus Domino
9 3 (0.83%) Apache
9 3 (0.83%) Lync
10 2 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.28%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 47 (12.98%) MS Excel
2 34 (9.39%) MS Office
3 5 (1.38%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.28%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.70%) Office 365
2 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 315 (87.02%) LAN
2 117 (32.32%) Firewall
3 83 (22.93%) TCP/IP
4 78 (21.55%) VPN
5 68 (18.78%) Wireless
6 57 (15.75%) DNS
7 50 (13.81%) MPLS
8 39 (10.77%) VoIP
9 35 (9.67%) DHCP
10 34 (9.39%) OSPF
10 34 (9.39%) Wi-Fi
11 32 (8.84%) Network Security
12 31 (8.56%) VLAN
12 31 (8.56%) BGP
12 31 (8.56%) SAN
13 29 (8.01%) Internet
14 20 (5.52%) Cisco ASA
15 18 (4.97%) Wireless Security
16 17 (4.70%) EIGRP
17 13 (3.59%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.52%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.38%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (1.38%) MySQL
3 3 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.83%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 33 (9.12%) Finance
2 25 (6.91%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.87%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.38%) Retail
5 4 (1.10%) Marketing
5 4 (1.10%) Banking
5 4 (1.10%) Automotive
5 4 (1.10%) Legal
6 3 (0.83%) Advertising
6 3 (0.83%) Games
7 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.28%) French Language
7 1 (0.28%) German Language
7 1 (0.28%) Billing
Job Titles
1 76 (20.99%) Network Engineer
2 58 (16.02%) Analyst
3 44 (12.15%) Architect
4 40 (11.05%) Support Engineer
5 33 (9.12%) Project Manager
6 32 (8.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 30 (8.29%) Network Analyst
8 27 (7.46%) Consultant
9 22 (6.08%) Technical Architect
9 22 (6.08%) Senior Network Engineer
10 20 (5.52%) Network Consultant
11 18 (4.97%) Pre Sales Consultant
11 18 (4.97%) Network Architect
12 16 (4.42%) Sales Consultant
13 14 (3.87%) Team Leader
13 14 (3.87%) Cisco Architect
14 13 (3.59%) Network Support
14 13 (3.59%) Network Design Architect
15 12 (3.31%) Network Security Consultant
15 12 (3.31%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.21%) Middleware
2 3 (0.83%) OLE
2 3 (0.83%) MSMQ
3 2 (0.55%) Web Services
4 1 (0.28%) XML
4 1 (0.28%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 75 (20.72%) Data Centre
2 17 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.21%) Chip and PIN
3 8 (2.21%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (1.66%) Computer Science
4 6 (1.66%) Blackberry
5 4 (1.10%) Replication
5 4 (1.10%) Clustering
6 3 (0.83%) Mathematics
6 3 (0.83%) Physics
6 3 (0.83%) EqualLogic
7 2 (0.55%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (0.55%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.55%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.28%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.28%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.28%) GIS
8 1 (0.28%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.28%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 138 (38.12%) Windows
2 46 (12.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 45 (12.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 37 (10.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (7.46%) Linux
6 26 (7.18%) Windows XP
7 23 (6.35%) Windows 8
8 21 (5.80%) Windows 7
9 17 (4.70%) UNIX
10 10 (2.76%) Windows Vista
11 5 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.38%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (13.54%) Service Delivery
2 44 (12.15%) ITIL
3 43 (11.88%) Project Management
4 32 (8.84%) Change Management
5 31 (8.56%) Load Balancing
6 30 (8.29%) Disaster Recovery
7 25 (6.91%) Network Design
8 23 (6.35%) Capacity Planning
9 17 (4.70%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (3.87%) Risk Management
10 14 (3.87%) PRINCE2
11 13 (3.59%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (3.59%) Incident Management
12 8 (2.21%) Resource Management
12 8 (2.21%) Network Architecture
12 8 (2.21%) Change Control
12 8 (2.21%) Programme Management
12 8 (2.21%) E-Commerce
12 8 (2.21%) SIEM
13 7 (1.93%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 18 (4.97%) SQL
2 8 (2.21%) PowerShell
3 5 (1.38%) C
4 3 (0.83%) C++
4 3 (0.83%) Java
5 1 (0.28%) Lingo
Qualifications
1 128 (35.36%) Cisco Certification
2 74 (20.44%) CCNP
3 73 (20.17%) CCNA
4 22 (6.08%) CCIE
5 21 (5.80%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (4.97%) HP ASE
7 13 (3.59%) MCSE
8 12 (3.31%) MCITP
9 11 (3.04%) MCTS
10 10 (2.76%) Degree
11 9 (2.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 7 (1.93%) SC Cleared
12 7 (1.93%) Security Cleared
12 7 (1.93%) CCVP
13 5 (1.38%) JNCIP
14 3 (0.83%) CCDP
14 3 (0.83%) MCSA
14 3 (0.83%) CCIP
15 2 (0.55%) MCP
15 2 (0.55%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (10.22%) SLA
2 11 (3.04%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.83%) QA
4 2 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 118 (32.60%) Active Directory
2 46 (12.71%) Hyper-V
3 44 (12.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (3.04%) VMware ESX
5 9 (2.49%) Terminal Server
6 4 (1.10%) XenApp
6 4 (1.10%) XenServer
7 2 (0.55%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.55%) vSphere
7 2 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.28%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.28%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (1.66%) WSUS
1 6 (1.66%) SCCM
1 6 (1.66%) SCOM
2 4 (1.10%) Zenoss
2 4 (1.10%) WhatsUp Gold
2 4 (1.10%) Nagios
2 4 (1.10%) Backup Exec
3 3 (0.83%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.83%) NetBackup
3 3 (0.83%) Cacti
4 2 (0.55%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.55%) ARCserve
4 2 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.28%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.28%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.28%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.28%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.28%) WMI
Vendors
1 192 (53.04%) Cisco
2 105 (29.01%) Microsoft
3 85 (23.48%) VMware
4 58 (16.02%) Citrix
5 51 (14.09%) HP
6 46 (12.71%) CheckPoint
7 29 (8.01%) Juniper
8 26 (7.18%) F5
9 18 (4.97%) Huawei
10 9 (2.49%) Apple
10 9 (2.49%) Dell
10 9 (2.49%) Avaya
11 8 (2.21%) NetApp
11 8 (2.21%) WatchGuard
12 7 (1.93%) IBM
13 6 (1.66%) Computacenter
14 5 (1.38%) Fortinet
14 5 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
14 5 (1.38%) Symantec
14 5 (1.38%) SolarWinds
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum, Benefits Plus £5200 car alowance
Posted: 5 hours ago
Market Drayton, Shropshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Atherstone, Warwickshire
TNT Global IT
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 40,000)
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000 to 65,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcestershire
Consult Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Worcester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Law Society
Salary: From £35,373 to £41,616 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago