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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 29 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 58 75 86
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +11
Permanent jobs citing WAN 243 188 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.18% 3.38% 2.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.53% 22.07% 17.29%
Number of salaries quoted 187 170 138
Median salary £37,500 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,150 £27,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,250 £70,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%
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
916 852 908
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.77% 15.31% 16.61%
Number of salaries quoted 730 764 738
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £59,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 29 August 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +9 127 £40,000 -20.00% 9
Staffordshire -14 27 £34,000 -24.44% 2
Worcestershire +27 20 £37,500 - 1
Warwickshire +15 19 £42,000 +15.06%
Coventry -9 12 £40,500 +1.25% 2
Solihull +21 8 £27,500 -16.03% 1
Walsall +8 6 £27,000 +25.58%
Shropshire -5 5 £32,500 +30.00%
Sutton Coldfield - 4 £32,500 - 2
West Bromwich +3 2 £37,000 +21.31%
Herefordshire -8 2 £32,750 -31.05% 1
Dudley - 2 £20,500 -
Stourbridge - 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £22,000 -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, IT jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for WAN.

1 393 (83.26%) LAN
2 247 (52.33%) Cisco
3 206 (43.64%) Firewall
4 191 (40.47%) Cisco Certification
5 185 (39.19%) Windows
6 175 (37.08%) Microsoft
7 171 (36.23%) Active Directory
8 159 (33.69%) VPN
9 146 (30.93%) CCNA
10 145 (30.72%) VMware
11 131 (27.75%) CCNP
12 121 (25.64%) ITIL
13 113 (23.94%) TCP/IP
14 109 (23.09%) Data Centre
15 108 (22.88%) Windows Server
16 103 (21.82%) DNS
17 98 (20.76%) MS Exchange
18 92 (19.49%) Wireless
19 91 (19.28%) VMware Infrastructure
20 87 (18.43%) HP
21 86 (18.22%) DHCP
22 85 (18.01%) MPLS
23 80 (16.95%) Juniper
24 70 (14.83%) VoIP
25 63 (13.35%) Citrix
26 61 (12.92%) OSPF
27 56 (11.86%) BGP
27 56 (11.86%) VLAN
28 54 (11.44%) CheckPoint
29 53 (11.23%) Linux

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 98 (20.76%) MS Exchange
2 30 (6.36%) Exchange Server 2013
3 28 (5.93%) IIS
3 28 (5.93%) Skype for Business
4 27 (5.72%) Exchange Server 2003
5 26 (5.51%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (2.75%) Apache
7 12 (2.54%) SharePoint
8 7 (1.48%) WebSphere
9 6 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (1.27%) Tomcat
10 5 (1.06%) JBoss
11 4 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.85%) SAS
12 2 (0.42%) CMS
12 2 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.21%) Moodle
13 1 (0.21%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 51 (10.81%) MS Excel
2 37 (7.84%) MS Office
3 7 (1.48%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 27 (5.72%) assyst
2 3 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.42%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 2 (0.42%) JDE World
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 28 (5.93%) Office 365
2 24 (5.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (3.81%) Mimecast
4 17 (3.60%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (1.27%) IaaS
6 6 (1.27%) PaaS
7 4 (0.85%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 393 (83.26%) LAN
2 206 (43.64%) Firewall
3 159 (33.69%) VPN
4 113 (23.94%) TCP/IP
5 103 (21.82%) DNS
6 92 (19.49%) Wireless
7 86 (18.22%) DHCP
8 85 (18.01%) MPLS
9 70 (14.83%) VoIP
10 61 (12.92%) OSPF
11 56 (11.86%) BGP
11 56 (11.86%) VLAN
12 53 (11.23%) Network Security
13 51 (10.81%) Cisco ASA
13 51 (10.81%) SAN
14 46 (9.75%) EIGRP
15 36 (7.63%) SSL
16 29 (6.14%) Wi-Fi
16 29 (6.14%) WLAN
17 25 (5.30%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.85%) MySQL
6 3 (0.64%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.21%) Informix
8 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.21%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (0.21%) Subversion
1 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio
General
1 41 (8.69%) Telecoms
2 39 (8.26%) Finance
3 19 (4.03%) Retail
4 13 (2.75%) French Language
5 12 (2.54%) Manufacturing
6 10 (2.12%) Publishing
7 9 (1.91%) German Language
8 6 (1.27%) Law
9 4 (0.85%) Automotive
9 4 (0.85%) Back Office
9 4 (0.85%) Banking
9 4 (0.85%) Legal
10 2 (0.42%) Electronics
10 2 (0.42%) Marketing
11 1 (0.21%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 110 (23.31%) Network Engineer
2 86 (18.22%) Analyst
3 62 (13.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 58 (12.29%) Support Engineer
5 50 (10.59%) Network Analyst
6 39 (8.26%) Support Analyst
7 36 (7.63%) IT Engineer
8 33 (6.99%) Network Support
9 31 (6.57%) Consultant
10 29 (6.14%) 3rd Line Support
11 28 (5.93%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 25 (5.30%) IT Support
13 23 (4.87%) Network Support Analyst
14 22 (4.66%) Project Manager
15 21 (4.45%) Senior Network Engineer
16 20 (4.24%) Cisco Engineer
16 20 (4.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
17 19 (4.03%) Exchange Engineer
17 19 (4.03%) IT Support Engineer
18 18 (3.81%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.48%) .NET
2 4 (0.85%) EDI
3 3 (0.64%) Web Services
3 3 (0.64%) XML
4 1 (0.21%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.21%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.21%) CSS
4 1 (0.21%) DOM
4 1 (0.21%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.21%) HTML
4 1 (0.21%) HTML5
4 1 (0.21%) jQuery
4 1 (0.21%) JSON
4 1 (0.21%) LINQ
4 1 (0.21%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.21%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.21%) WAP
4 1 (0.21%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 109 (23.09%) Data Centre
2 14 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (2.97%) Clustering
2 14 (2.97%) Driving Licence
3 13 (2.75%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.12%) CMDB
4 10 (2.12%) Computer Science
5 9 (1.91%) Client/Server
6 8 (1.69%) AS400
7 7 (1.48%) IVR
8 6 (1.27%) iSeries
8 6 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.06%) Fat Client
9 5 (1.06%) FMCG
9 5 (1.06%) Replication
9 5 (1.06%) Smartphone
9 5 (1.06%) Thin Client
10 4 (0.85%) CCTV
10 4 (0.85%) Handset
10 4 (0.85%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 185 (39.19%) Windows
2 108 (22.88%) Windows Server
3 53 (11.23%) Linux
3 53 (11.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 48 (10.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 45 (9.53%) Windows 7
6 28 (5.93%) Unix
6 28 (5.93%) Windows 8
7 22 (4.66%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (3.39%) Windows 10
9 14 (2.97%) Solaris
10 4 (0.85%) AIX
10 4 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.42%) Android
11 2 (0.42%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.42%) VyOS
11 2 (0.42%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.42%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (25.64%) ITIL
2 53 (11.23%) Project Management
3 45 (9.53%) Presales
4 36 (7.63%) Disaster Recovery
5 33 (6.99%) Network Design
5 33 (6.99%) PRINCE2
6 32 (6.78%) Validation
7 30 (6.36%) Service Management
8 21 (4.45%) Service Delivery
9 19 (4.03%) Change Management
9 19 (4.03%) Migration
9 19 (4.03%) Network Monitoring
10 17 (3.60%) Load Balancing
11 16 (3.39%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (3.18%) ERP
13 14 (2.97%) Continuous Improvement
13 14 (2.97%) High Availability
14 13 (2.75%) ITIL V3
14 13 (2.75%) Line Management
14 13 (2.75%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (8.05%) SQL
2 19 (4.03%) C
3 9 (1.91%) PowerShell
4 4 (0.85%) Perl
5 3 (0.64%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.42%) C#
6 2 (0.42%) RPG
7 1 (0.21%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.21%) Korn
7 1 (0.21%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.21%) VB
7 1 (0.21%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 191 (40.47%) Cisco Certification
2 146 (30.93%) CCNA
3 131 (27.75%) CCNP
4 46 (9.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 39 (8.26%) Degree
6 31 (6.57%) MCSA
7 29 (6.14%) MCSE
8 28 (5.93%) Security Cleared
9 25 (5.30%) CCIE
10 23 (4.87%) SC Cleared
11 16 (3.39%) CCSA
12 15 (3.18%) CCDP
12 15 (3.18%) CISSP
13 14 (2.97%) CCDA
13 14 (2.97%) ITIL Certification
14 13 (2.75%) JNCIS
14 13 (2.75%) PMP
14 13 (2.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 10 (2.12%) PMI Certification
16 9 (1.91%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (10.81%) SLA
2 5 (1.06%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.64%) COBIT
3 3 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 171 (36.23%) Active Directory
2 91 (19.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (9.32%) vSphere
4 33 (6.99%) Hyper-V
5 17 (3.60%) XenApp
6 15 (3.18%) XenDesktop
7 9 (1.91%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (1.69%) VMware ESX
9 5 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.85%) Terminal Server
10 4 (0.85%) XenServer
11 3 (0.64%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.64%) Postfix
11 3 (0.64%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.42%) pfSense
12 2 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.21%) vCloud
13 1 (0.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 33 (6.99%) SCOM
2 28 (5.93%) Norton AntiVirus
3 17 (3.60%) Cisco CUCM
3 17 (3.60%) SCCM
4 9 (1.91%) EdgeSight
4 9 (1.91%) FortiGate
4 9 (1.91%) Tivoli
5 8 (1.69%) Backup Exec
6 7 (1.48%) Cisco Prime
6 7 (1.48%) NetBackup
7 6 (1.27%) Nagios
8 4 (0.85%) Cisco UCCX
8 4 (0.85%) SCOrch
9 3 (0.64%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.64%) Cisco UCCE
9 3 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.42%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.42%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.42%) MAILsweeper
10 2 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 247 (52.33%) Cisco
2 175 (37.08%) Microsoft
3 145 (30.72%) VMware
4 87 (18.43%) HP
5 80 (16.95%) Juniper
6 63 (13.35%) Citrix
7 54 (11.44%) CheckPoint
8 40 (8.47%) F5
9 36 (7.63%) Palo Alto
10 34 (7.20%) Symantec
11 32 (6.78%) IBM
12 25 (5.30%) Brocade
13 20 (4.24%) Fortinet
14 19 (4.03%) SolarWinds
15 17 (3.60%) Riverbed
16 16 (3.39%) Aruba
16 16 (3.39%) Avaya
17 15 (3.18%) Veeam
18 14 (2.97%) Meraki
19 13 (2.75%) NetApp
Worcester, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £50,000 per annum + £6,000 Car allowance
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £40000 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Proactive Appointments
Salary: benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Posted: 4 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Boeing
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Met Police
Salary: £22,052 per annum plus £3,406 location allowance
Posted: 16 days ago
Coventry
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
Coventry
Montash Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 24 days ago
Birmingham
Computacenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
Computacenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Birmingham
Computacenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 14 days ago