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 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
England / West Midlands
Rank 70 53 76
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +23
Permanent jobs citing WAN 156 255 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.32% 4.32% 3.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.91% 29.65% 22.33%
Number of salaries quoted 121 207 165
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £32,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +29.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,050 £26,250 £21,950
10% offered a salary of more than £53,400 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

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
746 860 797
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.87% 14.59% 15.68%
Number of salaries quoted 624 709 707
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +16.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £59,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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 -25 54 £45,000 +5.88% 12
Worcestershire -1 35 £39,000 -8.23%
Herefordshire - 21 £45,000 - 5
Shropshire -4 17 £35,000 -26.31% 8
Warwickshire +5 9 £37,500 -16.66% 2
Coventry +1 6 £55,000 +37.50%
Staffordshire -2 6 £24,250 -7.61% 1
Solihull -15 4 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £62,000 - 1
West Bromwich - 1 £27,500 - 1
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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.

1 286 (76.06%) LAN
2 242 (64.36%) Cisco
3 214 (56.91%) Firewall
4 164 (43.62%) Cisco Certification
5 121 (32.18%) CCNA
6 120 (31.91%) Windows
7 113 (30.05%) Data Centre
8 108 (28.72%) CCNP
9 105 (27.93%) VPN
10 99 (26.33%) ITIL
11 83 (22.07%) DNS
12 78 (20.74%) Network Security
13 77 (20.48%) Windows Server
14 75 (19.95%) Microsoft
14 75 (19.95%) VMware
15 74 (19.68%) OSPF
16 73 (19.41%) CheckPoint
17 71 (18.88%) DHCP
18 67 (17.82%) HP
19 65 (17.29%) Active Directory
20 64 (17.02%) MPLS
21 61 (16.22%) Service Delivery
22 60 (15.96%) Cisco ASA
23 59 (15.69%) VoIP
24 58 (15.43%) Fortinet
24 58 (15.43%) VLAN
25 54 (14.36%) Project Management
26 51 (13.56%) F5
27 48 (12.77%) Cisco Nexus
28 46 (12.23%) Continuous Improvement

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 29 (7.71%) MS Exchange
2 11 (2.93%) IIS
3 9 (2.39%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (1.33%) Apache
5 5 (1.33%) Skype for Business
6 4 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.27%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.27%) SAS
8 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 32 (8.51%) MS Excel
2 26 (6.91%) MS Office
3 6 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.27%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 8 (2.13%) assyst
2 2 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.26%) Office 365
2 15 (3.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.13%) Mimecast
4 7 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.80%) IaaS
5 3 (0.80%) PaaS
5 3 (0.80%) SaaS
6 1 (0.27%) G Suite
6 1 (0.27%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 286 (76.06%) LAN
2 214 (56.91%) Firewall
3 105 (27.93%) VPN
4 83 (22.07%) DNS
5 78 (20.74%) Network Security
6 74 (19.68%) OSPF
7 71 (18.88%) DHCP
8 64 (17.02%) MPLS
9 60 (15.96%) Cisco ASA
10 59 (15.69%) VoIP
11 58 (15.43%) VLAN
12 48 (12.77%) Cisco Nexus
13 44 (11.70%) TCP/IP
14 38 (10.11%) DMVPN
14 38 (10.11%) Wi-Fi
14 38 (10.11%) Wireless
15 37 (9.84%) Internet
16 36 (9.57%) Cisco IOS
17 35 (9.31%) BGP
18 33 (8.78%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (7.18%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.80%) MySQL
3 2 (0.53%) GIS
3 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.27%) Subversion
General
1 32 (8.51%) Telecoms
2 25 (6.65%) Finance
3 18 (4.79%) Retail
4 10 (2.66%) Marketing
5 8 (2.13%) Legal
6 7 (1.86%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.33%) Publishing
8 4 (1.06%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.53%) French Language
10 1 (0.27%) Advertising
10 1 (0.27%) Automotive
10 1 (0.27%) Back Office
10 1 (0.27%) Banking
10 1 (0.27%) Electronics
10 1 (0.27%) German Language
10 1 (0.27%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 133 (35.37%) Network Engineer
2 59 (15.69%) Senior Network Engineer
3 39 (10.37%) Cisco Engineer
3 39 (10.37%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 33 (8.78%) Analyst
5 31 (8.24%) Architect
6 23 (6.12%) Administrator
6 23 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 22 (5.85%) Network Analyst
8 20 (5.32%) Security Engineer
9 19 (5.05%) Network Security Engineer
9 19 (5.05%) Support Engineer
10 16 (4.26%) IT Manager
11 14 (3.72%) Network Administrator
12 13 (3.46%) Exchange Engineer
12 13 (3.46%) IT Engineer
13 11 (2.93%) Cisco Security Engineer
13 11 (2.93%) IT Support
13 11 (2.93%) Switch Engineer
13 11 (2.93%) Voice Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.26%) 802.1X
2 3 (0.80%) Middleware
3 2 (0.53%) Web Services
4 1 (0.27%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 113 (30.05%) Data Centre
2 32 (8.51%) Computer Science
3 13 (3.46%) Client/Server
4 12 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (2.93%) Driving Licence
6 10 (2.66%) PKI
7 9 (2.39%) Management Information System
8 8 (2.13%) Virtual Team
9 6 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (1.33%) Clustering
10 5 (1.33%) CMDB
11 4 (1.06%) FMCG
11 4 (1.06%) iPad
12 3 (0.80%) AS400
12 3 (0.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 3 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.80%) NHS
13 2 (0.53%) EPoS
13 2 (0.53%) Replication
14 1 (0.27%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 120 (31.91%) Windows
2 77 (20.48%) Windows Server
3 36 (9.57%) Linux
4 33 (8.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (7.18%) Unix
6 21 (5.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (4.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (3.46%) Windows 7
9 9 (2.39%) VyOS
9 9 (2.39%) Windows 8
10 8 (2.13%) Windows 10
11 6 (1.60%) Android
11 6 (1.60%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.33%) AIX
12 5 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (1.33%) Solaris
13 2 (0.53%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (26.33%) ITIL
2 61 (16.22%) Service Delivery
3 54 (14.36%) Project Management
4 46 (12.23%) Continuous Improvement
5 41 (10.90%) PRINCE2
6 40 (10.64%) Load Balancing
7 34 (9.04%) Change Management
7 34 (9.04%) Presales
8 33 (8.78%) Mentoring
9 31 (8.24%) Software Engineering
10 28 (7.45%) Problem Management
11 27 (7.18%) High Availability
11 27 (7.18%) Network Management
11 27 (7.18%) Root Cause Analysis
12 25 (6.65%) Network Design
13 22 (5.85%) ITIL V3
14 21 (5.59%) Change Control
15 20 (5.32%) Disaster Recovery
15 20 (5.32%) Service Management
16 19 (5.05%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 14 (3.72%) C
2 13 (3.46%) SQL
3 8 (2.13%) PowerShell
4 5 (1.33%) Perl
5 4 (1.06%) COBOL
5 4 (1.06%) Java
6 3 (0.80%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 164 (43.62%) Cisco Certification
2 121 (32.18%) CCNA
3 108 (28.72%) CCNP
4 45 (11.97%) Degree
5 39 (10.37%) ITIL Certification
6 33 (8.78%) Security Cleared
7 27 (7.18%) CCIE
7 27 (7.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 27 (7.18%) SC Cleared
8 22 (5.85%) MCSE
9 13 (3.46%) CCDA
10 11 (2.93%) CCDP
10 11 (2.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 9 (2.39%) MCITP
11 9 (2.39%) PMI Certification
11 9 (2.39%) PMP
12 7 (1.86%) CCIP
13 6 (1.60%) CISSP
14 4 (1.06%) CCSE
15 3 (0.80%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.45%) SLA
2 20 (5.32%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 65 (17.29%) Active Directory
2 36 (9.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (4.79%) Hyper-V
4 13 (3.46%) vSphere
5 4 (1.06%) XenApp
6 3 (0.80%) pfSense
6 3 (0.80%) Postfix
6 3 (0.80%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.53%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.27%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.27%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (3.99%) Nagios
2 14 (3.72%) SCOM
3 12 (3.19%) Cisco CUCM
3 12 (3.19%) Cisco Prime
4 11 (2.93%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (1.60%) SCCM
6 5 (1.33%) FortiGate
6 5 (1.33%) SCOrch
7 4 (1.06%) Cisco UCCE
8 3 (0.80%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (0.80%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.27%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (0.27%) QRadar
10 1 (0.27%) SCDPM
10 1 (0.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 242 (64.36%) Cisco
2 75 (19.95%) Microsoft
2 75 (19.95%) VMware
3 73 (19.41%) CheckPoint
4 67 (17.82%) HP
5 58 (15.43%) Fortinet
6 51 (13.56%) F5
7 29 (7.71%) Brocade
8 26 (6.91%) Juniper
9 20 (5.32%) Palo Alto
9 20 (5.32%) SolarWinds
10 19 (5.05%) Huawei
11 16 (4.26%) Cyberoam
12 14 (3.72%) Computacenter
13 13 (3.46%) Aruba
13 13 (3.46%) Riverbed
14 12 (3.19%) SonicWALL
15 11 (2.93%) Meraki
15 11 (2.93%) ProCurve
15 11 (2.93%) Symantec
Hereford, Herefordshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
Oscar
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Training, Overtime, Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £23000.00 - £26000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £70,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Oncall Allowance, Pension,
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + travel allowance, bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + car allowance + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £45,000-£50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 to 65,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Maurice Nash
Salary: From £40,000 to £40,000 per annum £40k + Car + Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £35K + Excellent Benefit
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £35K + Excellent Benefit
Posted: 3 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £35K + Excellent Benefit
Posted: 3 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £25k - 30k per year + Superb Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £35K + Excellent Benefit
Posted: 4 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £35K + Excellent Benefit
Posted: 4 days ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £35K + Excellent Benefit
Posted: 4 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits 30% shift allowance, Car Allowance
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
FIS Global
Salary: Competitive + corporate benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
FIS Global
Salary: Competitive + corporate benefits
Posted: 16 days ago