The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 78 90 58
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -32
Permanent jobs citing WAN 160 144 208
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.97% 2.60% 4.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.63% 15.60% 22.96%
Number of salaries quoted 132 124 171
Average salary £35,000 £34,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.71% -7.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,200 £22,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £54,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
859 923 906
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.95% 16.67% 18.55%
Number of salaries quoted 709 773 740
Average salary £36,479 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.72% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
WAN
England

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +36 60 £37,500 -1.31% 9
Staffordshire -9 22 £25,000 -8.25% 4
Coventry +7 17 £37,500 -21.05% 2
Solihull -3 15 £37,750 +23.77% 1
Warwickshire -10 12 £28,425 -13.86% 4
West Bromwich -5 8 £19,000 -42.42%
Worcestershire -2 6 £17,000 -59.28%
Shropshire -1 4 £33,500 -16.25% 4
Walsall - 1 £40,000 -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 267 (84.49%) LAN
2 178 (56.33%) Windows
3 163 (51.58%) Cisco
4 109 (34.49%) Firewall
5 102 (32.28%) Active Directory
6 99 (31.33%) Microsoft
7 94 (29.75%) TCP/IP
8 89 (28.16%) Cisco Certification
9 86 (27.22%) VMware
10 84 (26.58%) Citrix
11 82 (25.95%) Windows Server 2008
12 79 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
13 76 (24.05%) MS Exchange
14 68 (21.52%) Windows 7
15 65 (20.57%) Windows XP
15 65 (20.57%) MS Excel
16 64 (20.25%) CCNA
17 61 (19.30%) MPLS
17 61 (19.30%) VPN
18 54 (17.09%) CCNP
18 54 (17.09%) Internet
19 50 (15.82%) ITIL
20 49 (15.51%) HP
20 49 (15.51%) Finance
21 48 (15.19%) DNS
22 47 (14.87%) Microsoft Certification
23 45 (14.24%) VMware Infrastructure
24 44 (13.92%) Telecoms
24 44 (13.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
25 43 (13.61%) DHCP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 76 (24.05%) MS Exchange
2 44 (13.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 40 (12.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 31 (9.81%) Exchange Server 2007
5 17 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2003
6 15 (4.75%) IIS
7 11 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.58%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.27%) Lync
10 3 (0.95%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.63%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.32%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.32%) NServiceBus
12 1 (0.32%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 65 (20.57%) MS Excel
2 36 (11.39%) MS Office
3 3 (0.95%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.27%) Office 365
2 3 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.32%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 267 (84.49%) LAN
2 109 (34.49%) Firewall
3 94 (29.75%) TCP/IP
4 61 (19.30%) MPLS
4 61 (19.30%) VPN
5 54 (17.09%) Internet
6 48 (15.19%) DNS
7 43 (13.61%) DHCP
8 39 (12.34%) SAN
8 39 (12.34%) VoIP
9 30 (9.49%) VLAN
10 29 (9.18%) Wireless
11 25 (7.91%) OSPF
12 22 (6.96%) Network Security
13 20 (6.33%) IP Telephony
13 20 (6.33%) Cisco ASA
14 19 (6.01%) Cisco Nexus
15 18 (5.70%) ADSL
16 15 (4.75%) BGP
16 15 (4.75%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (8.23%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.95%) MySQL
4 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.32%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 2 (0.63%) MSI
2 1 (0.32%) FogBugz
General
1 49 (15.51%) Finance
2 44 (13.92%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.16%) Legal
4 7 (2.22%) Law
5 6 (1.90%) Retail
6 5 (1.58%) Banking
6 5 (1.58%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.58%) Games
7 4 (1.27%) Marketing
8 3 (0.95%) Advertising
9 1 (0.32%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 98 (31.01%) Analyst
2 46 (14.56%) Network Engineer
3 35 (11.08%) Network Analyst
4 29 (9.18%) Support Engineer
4 29 (9.18%) Service Analyst
5 28 (8.86%) Support Analyst
6 27 (8.54%) Service Desk Analyst
7 20 (6.33%) 2nd Line Support
8 18 (5.70%) IT Support
9 16 (5.06%) Cisco Engineer
10 15 (4.75%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 14 (4.43%) Senior Analyst
12 13 (4.11%) Architect
12 13 (4.11%) Desktop Support
12 13 (4.11%) Infrastructure Manager
13 12 (3.80%) Senior Network Analyst
13 12 (3.80%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 12 (3.80%) Consultant
13 12 (3.80%) Administrator
14 11 (3.48%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.58%) .NET
2 4 (1.27%) XMPP
3 3 (0.95%) Web Services
3 3 (0.95%) XML
4 1 (0.32%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 40 (12.66%) Blackberry
2 14 (4.43%) PDA
3 10 (3.16%) CLARiiON
4 9 (2.85%) Mathematics
5 8 (2.53%) Statistics
5 8 (2.53%) CCTV
6 7 (2.22%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.22%) Replication
7 6 (1.90%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.58%) FlexPod
9 4 (1.27%) Smartphone
9 4 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.95%) PMI
11 2 (0.63%) NHS
11 2 (0.63%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.63%) Clustering
11 2 (0.63%) AS400
11 2 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.63%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.63%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 178 (56.33%) Windows
2 82 (25.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 79 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 68 (21.52%) Windows 7
5 65 (20.57%) Windows XP
6 34 (10.76%) Windows 8
7 25 (7.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (7.28%) Linux
9 15 (4.75%) UNIX
10 13 (4.11%) HPUX
11 11 (3.48%) Solaris
11 11 (3.48%) AIX
12 4 (1.27%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.95%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.95%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.32%) CentOS
14 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.32%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.32%) Fedora
14 1 (0.32%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (15.82%) ITIL
2 29 (9.18%) Network Management
3 28 (8.86%) Service Delivery
4 19 (6.01%) Asset Management
5 16 (5.06%) Performance Monitoring
6 15 (4.75%) Load Balancing
6 15 (4.75%) Service Management
6 15 (4.75%) Change Management
7 13 (4.11%) Network Monitoring
7 13 (4.11%) Continuous Improvement
7 13 (4.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 13 (4.11%) Project Management
8 12 (3.80%) Time Management
9 11 (3.48%) PRINCE2
10 10 (3.16%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (3.16%) Incident Management
11 9 (2.85%) Change Control
12 8 (2.53%) ERP
12 8 (2.53%) WAN Optimisation
13 7 (2.22%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (6.01%) SQL
2 2 (0.63%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.32%) R
3 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 89 (28.16%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (20.25%) CCNA
3 54 (17.09%) CCNP
4 47 (14.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (8.23%) MCSE
6 19 (6.01%) Degree
6 19 (6.01%) MCP
7 13 (4.11%) Security Cleared
7 13 (4.11%) CCIE
8 9 (2.85%) SC Cleared
8 9 (2.85%) HND
9 8 (2.53%) CCIP
10 6 (1.90%) CCSA
10 6 (1.90%) CCSE
10 6 (1.90%) MCITP
11 5 (1.58%) MCTS
12 4 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 3 (0.95%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (9.49%) SLA
2 8 (2.53%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.63%) ISO 9000
3 2 (0.63%) COBIT
4 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 102 (32.28%) Active Directory
2 45 (14.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (10.13%) XenApp
4 28 (8.86%) vSphere
5 20 (6.33%) VMware ESX
6 17 (5.38%) Hyper-V
7 15 (4.75%) Terminal Services
8 13 (4.11%) XenDesktop
9 10 (3.16%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (2.22%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.32%) UAG
12 1 (0.32%) Xen
12 1 (0.32%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.32%) vCloud
12 1 (0.32%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.32%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.32%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 29 (9.18%) SCCM
2 10 (3.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 10 (3.16%) Norton AntiVirus
2 10 (3.16%) Backup Exec
2 10 (3.16%) Cisco CUCM
3 6 (1.90%) Cisco UCCE
4 5 (1.58%) SCOM
4 5 (1.58%) Cisco UCCX
4 5 (1.58%) XenMobile
5 3 (0.95%) HP SIM
5 3 (0.95%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (0.95%) MAILsweeper
6 2 (0.63%) CiscoWorks
6 2 (0.63%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.63%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.32%) WSUS
7 1 (0.32%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.32%) Netcool
7 1 (0.32%) Nagios
Vendors
1 163 (51.58%) Cisco
2 99 (31.33%) Microsoft
3 86 (27.22%) VMware
4 84 (26.58%) Citrix
5 49 (15.51%) HP
6 29 (9.18%) CheckPoint
7 23 (7.28%) NetApp
8 21 (6.65%) EMC
9 17 (5.38%) McAfee
10 16 (5.06%) Juniper
10 16 (5.06%) IBM
10 16 (5.06%) LANDesk
11 13 (4.11%) Fujitsu
11 13 (4.11%) Apple
12 11 (3.48%) Symantec
12 11 (3.48%) Sun
13 10 (3.16%) Oracle
13 10 (3.16%) StorageTek
13 10 (3.16%) Intel
14 9 (2.85%) Dell
Stafford, Staffordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: Unspecified £40,000 - £50,000 + Benefits + Bonuses
Posted: 20 hours ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £27850 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £35K Basic+ benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £35K Basic+ benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus + full benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
SmartSourcing plc
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Shropshire
Roc Search
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Kenilworth
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £32000 - £44000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + Negotiable, DOE
Posted: 7 days ago
Telford
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Coventry
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + on call payments
Posted: 16 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Healthcare-at-Home.co.uk
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Pension, Medical Insurance
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago