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 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 72 67 73
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Permanent jobs citing WAN 202 200 211
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.66% 3.89% 3.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.51% 24.57% 22.52%
Number of salaries quoted 137 182 195
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £21,900
10% offered a salary of more than £51,820 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
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
939 814 937
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.02% 15.82% 16.64%
Number of salaries quoted 735 711 811
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £23,100
10% offered a salary of more than £51,820 £57,500 £53,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 7 December 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 7 December 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 -6 97 £39,000 -2.50% 7
Worcestershire +15 27 £39,000 -2.50% 4
Herefordshire +1 16 £45,000 -10.00% 7
Staffordshire -7 15 £45,000 +64.23%
Dudley +16 12 £32,000 +19.62%
West Bromwich +14 11 £35,500 +47.91%
Coventry -11 8 £37,500 -6.25%
Warwickshire -8 6 £34,500 -27.36%
Shropshire -11 3 £42,500 +3.65%
Smethwick - 3 £17,500 -
Sutton Coldfield +1 2 £37,000 +32.14%
Walsall +11 1 £22,000 -32.30%
Wolverhampton +3 1 £22,000 -57.89%
Solihull -13 1 £37,500 -7.97% 1
Stourbridge - 1 £40,000 -
Brierley Hill - 1 £26,000 -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 355 (78.19%) LAN
2 262 (57.71%) Cisco
3 236 (51.98%) Firewall
4 201 (44.27%) Cisco Certification
5 160 (35.24%) Windows
6 151 (33.26%) CCNA
7 137 (30.18%) ITIL
8 131 (28.85%) Microsoft
8 131 (28.85%) VPN
9 119 (26.21%) Data Centre
10 113 (24.89%) Active Directory
11 112 (24.67%) CCNP
12 106 (23.35%) VMware
13 93 (20.48%) Windows Server
14 88 (19.38%) CheckPoint
15 87 (19.16%) DNS
16 86 (18.94%) HP
17 80 (17.62%) DHCP
18 78 (17.18%) Network Security
19 74 (16.30%) OSPF
20 68 (14.98%) Wireless
21 67 (14.76%) TCP/IP
22 66 (14.54%) Project Management
22 66 (14.54%) VLAN
22 66 (14.54%) VMware Infrastructure
23 64 (14.10%) MS Exchange
24 60 (13.22%) MPLS
24 60 (13.22%) Service Delivery
24 60 (13.22%) F5
25 59 (13.00%) Fortinet

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 64 (14.10%) MS Exchange
2 20 (4.41%) IIS
3 16 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2003
5 13 (2.86%) Apache
5 13 (2.86%) Skype for Business
6 11 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (2.42%) SharePoint
7 7 (1.54%) WebSphere
8 5 (1.10%) JBoss
8 5 (1.10%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.22%) CMS
10 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.22%) Moodle
10 1 (0.22%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.22%) SAS
Applications
1 50 (11.01%) MS Excel
2 36 (7.93%) MS Office
3 6 (1.32%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (3.74%) assyst
2 2 (0.44%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.85%) Office 365
2 19 (4.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.86%) Mimecast
4 8 (1.76%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (0.88%) IaaS
6 4 (0.88%) PaaS
7 1 (0.22%) G Suite
7 1 (0.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 355 (78.19%) LAN
2 236 (51.98%) Firewall
3 131 (28.85%) VPN
4 87 (19.16%) DNS
5 80 (17.62%) DHCP
6 78 (17.18%) Network Security
7 74 (16.30%) OSPF
8 68 (14.98%) Wireless
9 67 (14.76%) TCP/IP
10 66 (14.54%) VLAN
11 60 (13.22%) MPLS
12 56 (12.33%) Cisco ASA
12 56 (12.33%) VoIP
13 46 (10.13%) SAN
14 45 (9.91%) Cisco Nexus
15 44 (9.69%) EIGRP
16 43 (9.47%) BGP
17 35 (7.71%) WLAN
18 31 (6.83%) Internet
18 31 (6.83%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (9.69%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.10%) MySQL
4 4 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.44%) GIS
6 1 (0.22%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.22%) Informix
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.22%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.22%) Subversion
General
1 39 (8.59%) Finance
2 29 (6.39%) Telecoms
3 28 (6.17%) Retail
4 13 (2.86%) Publishing
5 10 (2.20%) Legal
6 9 (1.98%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.32%) French Language
8 5 (1.10%) German Language
8 5 (1.10%) Marketing
9 4 (0.88%) Automotive
10 2 (0.44%) Banking
10 2 (0.44%) Electronics
11 1 (0.22%) Advertising
11 1 (0.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 109 (24.01%) Network Engineer
2 70 (15.42%) Analyst
3 43 (9.47%) Senior Network Engineer
4 41 (9.03%) Network Analyst
5 40 (8.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 40 (8.81%) Support Engineer
6 37 (8.15%) IT Engineer
7 30 (6.61%) Architect
8 25 (5.51%) Cisco Engineer
8 25 (5.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 25 (5.51%) Support Analyst
9 24 (5.29%) IT Support
10 21 (4.63%) Administrator
11 19 (4.19%) Exchange Engineer
11 19 (4.19%) Network Support
11 19 (4.19%) Technical Specialist
12 17 (3.74%) IT Manager
12 17 (3.74%) IT Support Engineer
13 16 (3.52%) 3rd Line Support
13 16 (3.52%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.76%) 802.1X
2 2 (0.44%) .NET
2 2 (0.44%) Web Services
3 1 (0.22%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.22%) WAP
3 1 (0.22%) XML
3 1 (0.22%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 119 (26.21%) Data Centre
2 28 (6.17%) Computer Science
3 14 (3.08%) Driving Licence
3 14 (3.08%) Management Information System
4 13 (2.86%) Client/Server
4 13 (2.86%) CMDB
5 9 (1.98%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (1.54%) Clustering
6 7 (1.54%) FMCG
6 7 (1.54%) PKI
7 6 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (1.32%) Virtual Team
8 4 (0.88%) AS400
9 3 (0.66%) Mathematics
9 3 (0.66%) NHS
9 3 (0.66%) Replication
9 3 (0.66%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.44%) CCTV
10 2 (0.44%) Mobile Computing
10 2 (0.44%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 160 (35.24%) Windows
2 93 (20.48%) Windows Server
3 46 (10.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 41 (9.03%) Linux
5 33 (7.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (6.39%) Windows 7
7 25 (5.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (3.96%) Unix
9 17 (3.74%) Windows 8
10 16 (3.52%) Windows 10
11 14 (3.08%) Solaris
12 6 (1.32%) AIX
12 6 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.88%) Android
13 4 (0.88%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.66%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (30.18%) ITIL
2 66 (14.54%) Project Management
3 60 (13.22%) Service Delivery
4 55 (12.11%) Presales
5 45 (9.91%) PRINCE2
6 43 (9.47%) Continuous Improvement
7 35 (7.71%) Service Management
8 30 (6.61%) Disaster Recovery
9 29 (6.39%) Load Balancing
10 28 (6.17%) ITIL V3
10 28 (6.17%) Software Engineering
11 26 (5.73%) Change Management
11 26 (5.73%) Line Management
12 25 (5.51%) High Availability
13 23 (5.07%) Mentoring
13 23 (5.07%) Validation
14 22 (4.85%) Network Management
15 21 (4.63%) Network Design
15 21 (4.63%) Network Monitoring
16 18 (3.96%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 24 (5.29%) SQL
2 20 (4.41%) C
3 8 (1.76%) PowerShell
4 6 (1.32%) Perl
5 4 (0.88%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 201 (44.27%) Cisco Certification
2 151 (33.26%) CCNA
3 112 (24.67%) CCNP
4 56 (12.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 51 (11.23%) Degree
6 42 (9.25%) MCSE
7 36 (7.93%) CCIE
8 33 (7.27%) ITIL Certification
8 33 (7.27%) Security Cleared
9 28 (6.17%) MCSA
10 25 (5.51%) SC Cleared
11 16 (3.52%) CCSA
12 13 (2.86%) CCDA
12 13 (2.86%) CCDP
12 13 (2.86%) PMI Certification
12 13 (2.86%) PMP
12 13 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 12 (2.64%) MCITP
14 10 (2.20%) CISSP
15 9 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (8.37%) SLA
2 11 (2.42%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.22%) COBIT
System Software
1 113 (24.89%) Active Directory
2 66 (14.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (6.83%) vSphere
4 19 (4.19%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.54%) XenApp
5 7 (1.54%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.88%) Postfix
7 3 (0.66%) BitLocker
7 3 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.66%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.22%) Firmware
9 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.22%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.22%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 24 (5.29%) SCOM
2 23 (5.07%) Norton AntiVirus
3 16 (3.52%) Cisco CUCM
4 14 (3.08%) SCCM
5 13 (2.86%) Cisco Prime
6 9 (1.98%) FortiGate
6 9 (1.98%) Tivoli
7 6 (1.32%) Nagios
7 6 (1.32%) SCOrch
8 5 (1.10%) Backup Exec
9 4 (0.88%) EdgeSight
10 3 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.44%) Failover Clustering
12 1 (0.22%) Cacti
12 1 (0.22%) Cisco UCCX
12 1 (0.22%) EMC NetWorker
12 1 (0.22%) MAILsweeper
12 1 (0.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 262 (57.71%) Cisco
2 131 (28.85%) Microsoft
3 106 (23.35%) VMware
4 88 (19.38%) CheckPoint
5 86 (18.94%) HP
6 60 (13.22%) F5
7 59 (13.00%) Fortinet
8 53 (11.67%) Juniper
9 43 (9.47%) Palo Alto
10 33 (7.27%) Brocade
11 32 (7.05%) Citrix
12 23 (5.07%) Symantec
13 22 (4.85%) Huawei
14 21 (4.63%) SolarWinds
15 20 (4.41%) Riverbed
16 15 (3.30%) Computacenter
17 14 (3.08%) Meraki
18 11 (2.42%) Aruba
18 11 (2.42%) IBM
18 11 (2.42%) Veeam
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55 000 - £65 000 (+ top tier package and benefits!!!)
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Company + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hereford, Herefordshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Computer People
Salary: £38000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hereford, Herefordshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester, Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hereford, Herefordshire
Oscar
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Oncall Allowance, Pension,
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
TDA Group
Posted: 6 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Maurice Nash
Salary: From £38,000 to £40,000 per annum Company Car + Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Evesham, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £38500.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Hereford
360 Resourcing
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 16 days ago
Solihull
360 Resourcing
Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Birmingham
Computacenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago