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

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 72 79 91
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +12
Permanent jobs citing WAN 193 160 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.29% 2.97% 2.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.59% 18.31% 15.09%
Number of salaries quoted 175 132 124
Average salary £40,500 £35,000 £34,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.71% +0.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,250 £23,200 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +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
894 874 954
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.22% 16.23% 17.23%
Number of salaries quoted 809 715 798
Average salary £40,000 £36,479 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.65% -2.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,300
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 28 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 28 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 +15 89 £47,500 +26.66% 4
Staffordshire +25 47 £32,000 +28.00% 3
Warwickshire -11 18 £35,000 +23.13% 2
Coventry -18 12 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Shropshire -1 7 £25,000 -25.37% 1
Worcestershire -8 6 £37,500 +120.58% 3
Solihull -1 4 £32,750 -13.24% 1
Herefordshire - 4 £42,500 - 2
Walsall +2 1 £21,500 -46.25%
Dudley - 1 £29,000 -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 295 (81.49%) LAN
2 192 (53.04%) Cisco
3 143 (39.50%) Windows
4 123 (33.98%) Cisco Certification
5 119 (32.87%) Active Directory
6 111 (30.66%) Firewall
7 103 (28.45%) Microsoft
8 89 (24.59%) TCP/IP
9 84 (23.20%) Data Centre
10 83 (22.93%) VMware
11 80 (22.10%) VPN
12 76 (20.99%) CCNA
13 69 (19.06%) CCNP
14 67 (18.51%) MS Exchange
14 67 (18.51%) Wireless
15 64 (17.68%) DNS
16 60 (16.57%) Citrix
17 53 (14.64%) MPLS
18 52 (14.36%) MS Excel
18 52 (14.36%) ITIL
19 50 (13.81%) Service Delivery
20 48 (13.26%) CheckPoint
20 48 (13.26%) Windows Server 2003
21 46 (12.71%) Windows Server 2008
21 46 (12.71%) Hyper-V
22 44 (12.15%) HP
22 44 (12.15%) SLA
23 40 (11.05%) MS Office
23 40 (11.05%) Telecoms
24 39 (10.77%) VoIP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 67 (18.51%) MS Exchange
2 24 (6.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (5.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (4.14%) Exchange Server 2007
4 15 (4.14%) Exchange Server 2003
5 11 (3.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 10 (2.76%) SharePoint
7 6 (1.66%) IIS
8 3 (0.83%) Lync
8 3 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.83%) Lotus Domino
8 3 (0.83%) Apache
9 1 (0.28%) CMS
9 1 (0.28%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 52 (14.36%) MS Excel
2 40 (11.05%) MS Office
3 6 (1.66%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.38%) MS Project
5 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.70%) Office 365
2 1 (0.28%) Symantec.cloud
2 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 295 (81.49%) LAN
2 111 (30.66%) Firewall
3 89 (24.59%) TCP/IP
4 80 (22.10%) VPN
5 67 (18.51%) Wireless
6 64 (17.68%) DNS
7 53 (14.64%) MPLS
8 39 (10.77%) VoIP
9 38 (10.50%) DHCP
10 37 (10.22%) OSPF
11 34 (9.39%) BGP
11 34 (9.39%) Network Security
12 31 (8.56%) Wi-Fi
12 31 (8.56%) Internet
13 27 (7.46%) VLAN
14 24 (6.63%) Cisco ASA
15 21 (5.80%) SAN
15 21 (5.80%) EIGRP
15 21 (5.80%) Ethernet
16 20 (5.52%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.91%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.38%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (1.10%) MySQL
4 3 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.83%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 40 (11.05%) Telecoms
2 24 (6.63%) Finance
3 12 (3.31%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.38%) Legal
4 5 (1.38%) Games
4 5 (1.38%) Advertising
4 5 (1.38%) Retail
5 4 (1.10%) Banking
5 4 (1.10%) Marketing
6 3 (0.83%) Automotive
7 2 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.28%) French Language
8 1 (0.28%) German Language
Job Titles
1 72 (19.89%) Network Engineer
2 44 (12.15%) Support Engineer
3 43 (11.88%) Analyst
4 40 (11.05%) Architect
5 34 (9.39%) Project Manager
6 32 (8.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 22 (6.08%) Senior Network Engineer
8 20 (5.52%) Consultant
9 18 (4.97%) Technical Architect
9 18 (4.97%) Network Analyst
10 17 (4.70%) 2nd Line Support
11 15 (4.14%) Pre Sales Consultant
11 15 (4.14%) Network Consultant
12 14 (3.87%) Sales Consultant
13 13 (3.59%) Network Architect
13 13 (3.59%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
13 13 (3.59%) Team Leader
13 13 (3.59%) Network Manager
14 12 (3.31%) Network Support
14 12 (3.31%) Cisco Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.21%) Middleware
2 3 (0.83%) MSMQ
2 3 (0.83%) OLE
3 2 (0.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 84 (23.20%) Data Centre
2 14 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.04%) Blackberry
4 8 (2.21%) Chip and PIN
5 7 (1.93%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (1.93%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.10%) Replication
6 4 (1.10%) Clustering
6 4 (1.10%) Mathematics
6 4 (1.10%) Physics
6 4 (1.10%) EqualLogic
7 3 (0.83%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.55%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.55%) User Experience
9 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.28%) iPad
9 1 (0.28%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.28%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.28%) iPhone
9 1 (0.28%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 143 (39.50%) Windows
2 48 (13.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 46 (12.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (9.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (7.46%) Windows XP
6 26 (7.18%) Windows 8
7 24 (6.63%) Linux
8 17 (4.70%) Windows 7
9 16 (4.42%) UNIX
10 9 (2.49%) Windows Vista
11 7 (1.93%) Apple iOS
12 6 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (14.36%) ITIL
2 50 (13.81%) Service Delivery
3 36 (9.94%) Project Management
4 31 (8.56%) Change Management
5 29 (8.01%) Load Balancing
6 28 (7.73%) Network Design
7 24 (6.63%) Disaster Recovery
8 18 (4.97%) Incident Management
9 16 (4.42%) PRINCE2
9 16 (4.42%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (4.14%) Capacity Planning
11 14 (3.87%) Risk Management
12 12 (3.31%) E-Commerce
13 11 (3.04%) Business Development
13 11 (3.04%) Network Architecture
13 11 (3.04%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (2.76%) Change Control
15 8 (2.21%) Programme Management
15 8 (2.21%) High Availability
15 8 (2.21%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 17 (4.70%) SQL
2 8 (2.21%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.10%) Java
4 3 (0.83%) C
4 3 (0.83%) C++
5 1 (0.28%) Lingo
Qualifications
1 123 (33.98%) Cisco Certification
2 76 (20.99%) CCNA
3 69 (19.06%) CCNP
4 19 (5.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (4.97%) CCIE
6 14 (3.87%) HP ASE
7 13 (3.59%) MCITP
7 13 (3.59%) MCSE
8 12 (3.31%) Degree
9 11 (3.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 10 (2.76%) MCTS
11 6 (1.66%) SC Cleared
11 6 (1.66%) Security Cleared
12 4 (1.10%) CCVP
12 4 (1.10%) CCSE
12 4 (1.10%) JNCIP
13 3 (0.83%) CCIP
13 3 (0.83%) MCSA
13 3 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.83%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (12.15%) SLA
2 13 (3.59%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.83%) QA
4 2 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 119 (32.87%) Active Directory
2 46 (12.71%) Hyper-V
3 38 (10.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (3.04%) VMware ESX
5 10 (2.76%) Terminal Server
6 4 (1.10%) XenApp
6 4 (1.10%) XenServer
7 3 (0.83%) vSphere
7 3 (0.83%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.55%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (1.66%) Nagios
1 6 (1.66%) SCOM
2 5 (1.38%) SCCM
3 3 (0.83%) Cacti
3 3 (0.83%) WSUS
4 2 (0.55%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (0.55%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.55%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.28%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.28%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.28%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 192 (53.04%) Cisco
2 103 (28.45%) Microsoft
3 83 (22.93%) VMware
4 60 (16.57%) Citrix
5 48 (13.26%) CheckPoint
6 44 (12.15%) HP
7 25 (6.91%) F5
8 23 (6.35%) Juniper
9 14 (3.87%) Huawei
10 12 (3.31%) Avaya
10 12 (3.31%) Apple
11 11 (3.04%) Dell
12 10 (2.76%) Fortinet
13 7 (1.93%) SolarWinds
13 7 (1.93%) Brocade
13 7 (1.93%) NetApp
14 6 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
14 6 (1.66%) Computacenter
15 5 (1.38%) Red Hat
16 4 (1.10%) Symantec
West Midlands
Michael Page Technology
Salary: Good benefits package
Posted: 2 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Great Company + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
Monarch Recruitment Ltd.
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester, Worcestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £27000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 4 days ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £24000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000 to 65,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Proactive Appointments
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leominster, Herefordshire
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum + bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Great Company
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Atherstone, Warwickshire
TNT Global IT
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Coventry
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Malvern
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £37500 - £42500 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
IDS-INDATA.CO.UK
Salary: From £37,500 to £42,500 per annum Commensurate with experience
Posted: 25 days ago