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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 74 87 88
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +1
Permanent jobs citing WAN 187 159 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.21% 2.94% 2.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.13% 18.66% 15.52%
Number of salaries quoted 160 128 129
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £21,850 £23,100
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +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
885 852 941
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.21% 15.77% 17.46%
Number of salaries quoted 794 721 779
Average salary £37,500 £35,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.63% -5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +6 83 £43,500 +16.00% 7
Staffordshire +36 48 £28,550 +14.20% 4
Warwickshire -10 15 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Shropshire -2 12 £25,000 -46.80% 1
Coventry -13 11 £36,000 -4.00% 4
Dudley - 4 £29,000 -
Herefordshire - 4 £36,750 -
Worcestershire -6 3 £27,000 -16.92% 1
Solihull -6 2 £31,250 -26.47%
Walsall +4 1 £36,000 +80.00%
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 294 (80.77%) LAN
2 189 (51.92%) Cisco
3 164 (45.05%) Windows
4 125 (34.34%) Firewall
5 124 (34.07%) Active Directory
6 118 (32.42%) Cisco Certification
7 113 (31.04%) Microsoft
8 98 (26.92%) TCP/IP
9 95 (26.10%) VPN
10 91 (25.00%) VMware
11 82 (22.53%) CCNA
12 81 (22.25%) Data Centre
13 75 (20.60%) MS Exchange
14 69 (18.96%) Citrix
15 68 (18.68%) DNS
16 67 (18.41%) CCNP
17 59 (16.21%) MPLS
17 59 (16.21%) Wireless
18 58 (15.93%) ITIL
18 58 (15.93%) Windows Server 2008
19 57 (15.66%) MS Excel
20 54 (14.84%) Windows Server 2003
21 53 (14.56%) Service Delivery
22 52 (14.29%) Hyper-V
23 46 (12.64%) MS Office
24 45 (12.36%) VoIP
24 45 (12.36%) Telecoms
25 43 (11.81%) VMware Infrastructure
26 41 (11.26%) Windows Server 2012
26 41 (11.26%) SLA

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 75 (20.60%) MS Exchange
2 25 (6.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2013
4 16 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2003
5 14 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
6 13 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 10 (2.75%) SharePoint
8 6 (1.65%) IIS
9 3 (0.82%) Apache
9 3 (0.82%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.82%) Lync
10 1 (0.27%) CMS
10 1 (0.27%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.27%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 57 (15.66%) MS Excel
2 46 (12.64%) MS Office
3 6 (1.65%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.37%) MS Project
5 1 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.55%) MIS ActiveH
2 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.40%) Office 365
2 2 (0.55%) SaaS
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.27%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 294 (80.77%) LAN
2 125 (34.34%) Firewall
3 98 (26.92%) TCP/IP
4 95 (26.10%) VPN
5 68 (18.68%) DNS
6 59 (16.21%) MPLS
6 59 (16.21%) Wireless
7 45 (12.36%) VoIP
8 37 (10.16%) DHCP
8 37 (10.16%) OSPF
9 34 (9.34%) BGP
10 33 (9.07%) Internet
10 33 (9.07%) Wi-Fi
11 31 (8.52%) Network Security
12 29 (7.97%) VLAN
13 28 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
14 23 (6.32%) EIGRP
14 23 (6.32%) SAN
15 22 (6.04%) Cisco IOS
16 19 (5.22%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (9.07%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.10%) MySQL
5 3 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.27%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 4 (1.10%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.27%) Subversion
General
1 45 (12.36%) Telecoms
2 25 (6.87%) Finance
3 10 (2.75%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.37%) Games
4 5 (1.37%) Marketing
4 5 (1.37%) Legal
5 4 (1.10%) Advertising
6 3 (0.82%) Banking
6 3 (0.82%) Retail
6 3 (0.82%) Automotive
7 2 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.55%) Electronics
8 1 (0.27%) French Language
8 1 (0.27%) German Language
Job Titles
1 74 (20.33%) Network Engineer
2 49 (13.46%) Support Engineer
3 46 (12.64%) Analyst
4 33 (9.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 30 (8.24%) Project Manager
6 27 (7.42%) Architect
7 23 (6.32%) 2nd Line Support
8 21 (5.77%) Senior Network Engineer
9 17 (4.67%) Network Analyst
10 14 (3.85%) Technical Architect
10 14 (3.85%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 13 (3.57%) Network Support
12 12 (3.30%) Cisco Engineer
12 12 (3.30%) Team Leader
12 12 (3.30%) Help Desk Analyst
13 11 (3.02%) Support Technician
13 11 (3.02%) Field Engineer
13 11 (3.02%) Network Manager
14 10 (2.75%) Network Support Engineer
14 10 (2.75%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.20%) Middleware
2 4 (1.10%) JSON
2 4 (1.10%) jQuery
2 4 (1.10%) .NET
2 4 (1.10%) CSS
2 4 (1.10%) XML
3 3 (0.82%) DOM
3 3 (0.82%) MSMQ
3 3 (0.82%) EDI
3 3 (0.82%) ASP.NET
3 3 (0.82%) LINQ
3 3 (0.82%) OLE
3 3 (0.82%) HTML
3 3 (0.82%) .NET Framework
3 3 (0.82%) HTML5
3 3 (0.82%) Entity Framework
4 2 (0.55%) Web Services
5 1 (0.27%) Ajax
5 1 (0.27%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (0.27%) POCO
Miscellaneous
1 81 (22.25%) Data Centre
2 15 (4.12%) Blackberry
3 13 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.20%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.20%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (1.65%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.10%) EqualLogic
6 4 (1.10%) Clustering
6 4 (1.10%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.10%) Chip and PIN
7 3 (0.82%) Replication
7 3 (0.82%) Mathematics
7 3 (0.82%) Physics
8 2 (0.55%) User Experience
9 1 (0.27%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.27%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.27%) iPad
9 1 (0.27%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.27%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.27%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 164 (45.05%) Windows
2 58 (15.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 54 (14.84%) Windows Server 2003
4 41 (11.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (9.34%) Windows 8
6 33 (9.07%) Windows XP
7 27 (7.42%) Linux
8 20 (5.49%) Windows 7
9 16 (4.40%) UNIX
10 11 (3.02%) Windows Vista
11 10 (2.75%) Apple iOS
12 8 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.82%) Solaris
14 2 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.27%) VxWorks
15 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (15.93%) ITIL
2 53 (14.56%) Service Delivery
3 38 (10.44%) Project Management
4 31 (8.52%) Change Management
5 24 (6.59%) Disaster Recovery
5 24 (6.59%) Network Design
5 24 (6.59%) Load Balancing
6 20 (5.49%) Incident Management
7 19 (5.22%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (4.67%) PRINCE2
9 14 (3.85%) Risk Management
9 14 (3.85%) Change Control
10 13 (3.57%) Network Architecture
11 12 (3.30%) Capacity Planning
11 12 (3.30%) E-Commerce
11 12 (3.30%) Configuration Management
12 11 (3.02%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (3.02%) Business Development
13 10 (2.75%) Network Management
14 9 (2.47%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (6.32%) SQL
2 8 (2.20%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.10%) C#
3 4 (1.10%) JavaScript
4 3 (0.82%) C++
4 3 (0.82%) Java
4 3 (0.82%) T-SQL
4 3 (0.82%) VB.NET
5 2 (0.55%) C
6 1 (0.27%) VC++
6 1 (0.27%) Lingo
6 1 (0.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 118 (32.42%) Cisco Certification
2 82 (22.53%) CCNA
3 67 (18.41%) CCNP
4 23 (6.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (4.67%) MCSE
6 15 (4.12%) CCIE
7 14 (3.85%) MCITP
7 14 (3.85%) Degree
8 12 (3.30%) MCTS
9 11 (3.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 8 (2.20%) CCSE
11 6 (1.65%) SC Cleared
11 6 (1.65%) Security Cleared
11 6 (1.65%) CCSA
12 4 (1.10%) CCVP
12 4 (1.10%) MCSA
12 4 (1.10%) JNCIA
13 3 (0.82%) JNCIP
13 3 (0.82%) CCIP
13 3 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (11.26%) SLA
2 11 (3.02%) PCI DSS
3 8 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.10%) QA
5 2 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 124 (34.07%) Active Directory
2 52 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 43 (11.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (3.30%) VMware ESX
5 11 (3.02%) Terminal Server
6 6 (1.65%) XenServer
7 5 (1.37%) Terminal Services
7 5 (1.37%) XenApp
8 4 (1.10%) vSphere
9 3 (0.82%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (2.47%) Nagios
2 6 (1.65%) SCOM
3 4 (1.10%) SCCM
4 3 (0.82%) Cacti
4 3 (0.82%) WSUS
5 2 (0.55%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.55%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.27%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.27%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 189 (51.92%) Cisco
2 113 (31.04%) Microsoft
3 91 (25.00%) VMware
4 69 (18.96%) Citrix
5 39 (10.71%) CheckPoint
6 32 (8.79%) HP
7 21 (5.77%) Juniper
8 19 (5.22%) Avaya
9 18 (4.95%) F5
10 17 (4.67%) Apple
11 12 (3.30%) Fortinet
12 10 (2.75%) Brocade
12 10 (2.75%) Dell
12 10 (2.75%) SolarWinds
13 7 (1.92%) NetApp
13 7 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
14 6 (1.65%) Remedy
14 6 (1.65%) SonicWALL
14 6 (1.65%) Computacenter
15 5 (1.37%) Nokia
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 5 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 5 hours ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Salary: 28k to 35k per year GBP
Posted: Yesterday
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Hamilton Barnes
Salary: From £24,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £48250 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £48250 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: c70,000 + 5,250 car allowance + extensive benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 18 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Posted: 23 days ago
Redditch
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago