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 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 55 86 79
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -7
Permanent jobs citing WAN 270 174 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.39% 3.25% 3.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.75% 21.86% 20.21%
Number of salaries quoted 199 144 130
Median salary £40,000 £34,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,150 £21,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,800 £62,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +10.66%
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
939 796 762
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.26% 14.86% 15.44%
Number of salaries quoted 722 677 658
Median salary £42,500 £35,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+19.71% +1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 +32 120 £44,149 +1.49% 5
Warwickshire +12 35 £39,250 -6.54% 2
Worcestershire +13 28 £42,500 +65.04% 1
Coventry +7 21 £33,500 +21.81% 3
Solihull +26 20 £34,750 -22.77% 2
Shropshire -8 11 £31,500 -14.66%
Staffordshire -21 10 £41,500 +66.00%
Walsall 0 7 £32,500 -9.72%
Dudley +5 1 £32,500 +12.06%
West Bromwich - 1 £40,000 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £32,500 - 1
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 437 (89.55%) LAN
2 278 (56.97%) Cisco
3 235 (48.16%) Firewall
4 222 (45.49%) Cisco Certification
5 178 (36.48%) CCNP
5 178 (36.48%) CCNA
6 157 (32.17%) VPN
7 155 (31.76%) Microsoft
8 146 (29.92%) Active Directory
8 146 (29.92%) Windows
9 139 (28.48%) VMware
10 117 (23.98%) Juniper
11 98 (20.08%) Windows Server
12 96 (19.67%) TCP/IP
13 94 (19.26%) Data Centre
14 88 (18.03%) HP
15 87 (17.83%) DNS
15 87 (17.83%) MPLS
16 81 (16.60%) Wireless
17 77 (15.78%) VoIP
18 73 (14.96%) ITIL
19 72 (14.75%) Cisco ASA
20 71 (14.55%) VMware Infrastructure
20 71 (14.55%) MS Exchange
21 67 (13.73%) Citrix
21 67 (13.73%) VLAN
22 61 (12.50%) Network Security
22 61 (12.50%) Security Cleared
22 61 (12.50%) Telecoms
23 59 (12.09%) BGP

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 71 (14.55%) MS Exchange
2 36 (7.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2013
4 18 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2003
4 18 (3.69%) Skype for Business
5 13 (2.66%) IIS
6 10 (2.05%) Apache
6 10 (2.05%) JBoss
6 10 (2.05%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.82%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.41%) GroupWise
10 1 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.20%) CMS
10 1 (0.20%) SAS
Applications
1 52 (10.66%) MS Excel
2 18 (3.69%) MS Office
3 4 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 25 (5.12%) assyst
2 3 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.61%) JDE World
3 2 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.41%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.48%) Mimecast
2 16 (3.28%) Office 365
3 14 (2.87%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.82%) OneDrive
6 3 (0.61%) IaaS
6 3 (0.61%) PaaS
7 1 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 437 (89.55%) LAN
2 235 (48.16%) Firewall
3 157 (32.17%) VPN
4 96 (19.67%) TCP/IP
5 87 (17.83%) DNS
5 87 (17.83%) MPLS
6 81 (16.60%) Wireless
7 77 (15.78%) VoIP
8 72 (14.75%) Cisco ASA
9 67 (13.73%) VLAN
10 61 (12.50%) Network Security
11 59 (12.09%) BGP
12 49 (10.04%) DHCP
13 41 (8.40%) OSPF
14 39 (7.99%) SAN
15 35 (7.17%) EIGRP
16 32 (6.56%) Cisco Wireless
17 28 (5.74%) ADSL
18 27 (5.53%) IPsec
18 27 (5.53%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (6.15%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.84%) Oracle Database
3 6 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.61%) MySQL
7 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.20%) QlikView
8 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (2.05%) Jenkins
2 8 (1.64%) Travis CI
3 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 61 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 46 (9.43%) Finance
3 17 (3.48%) Manufacturing
4 10 (2.05%) Retail
5 6 (1.23%) Law
6 5 (1.02%) Back Office
6 5 (1.02%) Banking
6 5 (1.02%) Legal
7 4 (0.82%) Automotive
7 4 (0.82%) French Language
7 4 (0.82%) Marketing
8 3 (0.61%) German Language
9 2 (0.41%) Publishing
10 1 (0.20%) Advertising
10 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 173 (35.45%) Network Engineer
2 93 (19.06%) Analyst
3 54 (11.07%) Network Analyst
4 50 (10.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 43 (8.81%) Cisco Engineer
5 43 (8.81%) Senior Network Engineer
5 43 (8.81%) Support Engineer
6 42 (8.61%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 37 (7.58%) Consultant
8 35 (7.17%) Network Support
9 32 (6.56%) Support Analyst
10 27 (5.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 26 (5.33%) 3rd Line Support
12 25 (5.12%) Network Consultant
13 22 (4.51%) Administrator
13 22 (4.51%) Network Support Analyst
14 20 (4.10%) Designer
15 19 (3.89%) Cisco Consultant
15 19 (3.89%) Cisco Network Consultant
15 19 (3.89%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.84%) .NET
2 5 (1.02%) EDI
3 4 (0.82%) XML
4 2 (0.41%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (0.41%) CSS
4 2 (0.41%) HTML
4 2 (0.41%) jQuery
4 2 (0.41%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (0.41%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.20%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.20%) DOM
5 1 (0.20%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.20%) HTML5
5 1 (0.20%) JSON
5 1 (0.20%) LINQ
5 1 (0.20%) Web Services
5 1 (0.20%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 94 (19.26%) Data Centre
2 20 (4.10%) Clustering
3 17 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (2.66%) Video Conferencing
5 12 (2.46%) Fat Client
5 12 (2.46%) Thin Client
6 11 (2.25%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.84%) iSeries
8 8 (1.64%) IVR
9 5 (1.02%) AS400
10 4 (0.82%) Replication
11 3 (0.61%) CCTV
11 3 (0.61%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.61%) Handset
12 2 (0.41%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.41%) CMDB
12 2 (0.41%) Computer Science
12 2 (0.41%) EPoS
12 2 (0.41%) HP Storage
12 2 (0.41%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 146 (29.92%) Windows
2 98 (20.08%) Windows Server
3 55 (11.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 49 (10.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (7.17%) Linux
6 25 (5.12%) Windows 7
7 21 (4.30%) Windows 8
8 13 (2.66%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (2.05%) CentOS
9 10 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (2.05%) Unix
10 9 (1.84%) Windows 10
11 8 (1.64%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.61%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.61%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.41%) Solaris
14 1 (0.20%) Android
14 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.20%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (14.96%) ITIL
2 51 (10.45%) Network Design
3 47 (9.63%) Project Management
4 33 (6.76%) Load Balancing
5 26 (5.33%) Presales
5 26 (5.33%) Validation
6 25 (5.12%) Disaster Recovery
7 21 (4.30%) Configuration Management
8 20 (4.10%) Network Management
8 20 (4.10%) Service Management
9 17 (3.48%) Change Management
9 17 (3.48%) Service Delivery
10 14 (2.87%) Performance Monitoring
10 14 (2.87%) PRINCE2
11 13 (2.66%) Change Control
11 13 (2.66%) Fault Management
11 13 (2.66%) ITIL V3
11 13 (2.66%) Root Cause Analysis
11 13 (2.66%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (2.25%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (5.12%) SQL
2 14 (2.87%) C
3 12 (2.46%) Python
4 10 (2.05%) Bash Shell
5 6 (1.23%) PowerShell
6 4 (0.82%) VB
7 3 (0.61%) C#
7 3 (0.61%) RPG
8 2 (0.41%) Java
8 2 (0.41%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.41%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.20%) PHP
9 1 (0.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 222 (45.49%) Cisco Certification
2 178 (36.48%) CCNA
2 178 (36.48%) CCNP
3 61 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 51 (10.45%) SC Cleared
5 31 (6.35%) Degree
6 30 (6.15%) CCDA
6 30 (6.15%) Microsoft Certification
7 28 (5.74%) CCDP
8 17 (3.48%) CCIE
8 17 (3.48%) MCSE
9 13 (2.66%) MCSA
10 11 (2.25%) CISSP
11 10 (2.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (1.64%) JNCIS
13 7 (1.43%) CCSA
13 7 (1.43%) CISM
14 5 (1.02%) CCSE
14 5 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (0.82%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (10.25%) SLA
System Software
1 146 (29.92%) Active Directory
2 71 (14.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (6.97%) vSphere
4 21 (4.30%) XenApp
5 20 (4.10%) Hyper-V
6 19 (3.89%) XenDesktop
7 12 (2.46%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (2.05%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (1.23%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.82%) Terminal Server
10 4 (0.82%) XenServer
11 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.61%) Snort
12 2 (0.41%) Firmware
12 2 (0.41%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.41%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.41%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.20%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 26 (5.33%) SCOM
2 20 (4.10%) FortiGate
3 13 (2.66%) EdgeSight
3 13 (2.66%) Norton AntiVirus
4 11 (2.25%) NetBackup
4 11 (2.25%) SCCM
5 10 (2.05%) Ansible
5 10 (2.05%) Cisco UCCE
5 10 (2.05%) Cisco UCCX
5 10 (2.05%) Puppet
6 5 (1.02%) AirWatch
7 4 (0.82%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.61%) QRadar
9 2 (0.41%) Nessus
9 2 (0.41%) Nexpose
9 2 (0.41%) Oracle Identity Management
9 2 (0.41%) Proventia
9 2 (0.41%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.41%) Sysprep
10 1 (0.20%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 278 (56.97%) Cisco
2 155 (31.76%) Microsoft
3 139 (28.48%) VMware
4 117 (23.98%) Juniper
5 88 (18.03%) HP
6 67 (13.73%) Citrix
7 57 (11.68%) Avaya
8 56 (11.48%) CheckPoint
9 42 (8.61%) IBM
10 29 (5.94%) F5
10 29 (5.94%) Meraki
11 23 (4.71%) Symantec
12 16 (3.28%) Extreme Networks
13 15 (3.07%) Aruba
13 15 (3.07%) ServiceNow
14 13 (2.66%) AppSense
15 9 (1.84%) Oracle
16 8 (1.64%) NetApp
17 7 (1.43%) Palo Alto
18 6 (1.23%) Mitel
Birmingham
Computacenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 hours ago
West Midlands
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £22500 - £29895 Per Annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Rugby, Warwickshire
Colossus Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum, Benefits 0
Posted: Yesterday
Alcester, Warwickshire
Colossus Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum, Benefits Excellent
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Car Allowance, Training, Overtime
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ESA Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Kingswinford, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus up to 13%
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £35000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 21 days ago
West Midlands
Cognizant
Posted: 26 days ago