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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 67 46 88
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +42
Permanent jobs citing WAN 176 186 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.53% 4.31% 2.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.89% 24.51% 17.52%
Number of salaries quoted 165 131 128
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
769 759 799
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.41% 17.57% 16.74%
Number of salaries quoted 683 593 685
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -12 65 £32,500 -9.09% 5
Staffordshire +16 31 £22,500 -53.12% 2
Warwickshire -6 17 £38,750 +68.47% 2
Coventry -2 15 £42,500 +11.76% 4
Solihull +1 13 £38,750 -6.62%
Wolverhampton -6 7 £27,000 -21.73% 1
Shropshire -21 6 £30,500 -34.05% 3
Worcestershire +9 5 £31,500 -21.25% 1
West Bromwich +5 4 £58,500 -
Walsall -2 4 £25,000 -20.00% 1
Wednesbury - 2 £55,000 -
Dudley - 2 £28,500 -
Herefordshire -10 1 £40,000 +60.00%
Brierley Hill - 1 £31,500 -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 353 (90.98%) LAN
2 213 (54.90%) Windows
3 185 (47.68%) Cisco
4 180 (46.39%) Firewall
5 163 (42.01%) Cisco Certification
6 137 (35.31%) Active Directory
7 126 (32.47%) VMware
8 124 (31.96%) VPN
9 119 (30.67%) Microsoft
9 119 (30.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 115 (29.64%) CCNA
11 108 (27.84%) CCNP
12 105 (27.06%) TCP/IP
13 97 (25.00%) Citrix
14 90 (23.20%) SAN
14 90 (23.20%) MS Exchange
15 76 (19.59%) VMware Infrastructure
16 75 (19.33%) ITIL
17 70 (18.04%) DNS
18 69 (17.78%) Windows Server 2003
19 63 (16.24%) SQL Server
20 62 (15.98%) Windows Server 2012
21 58 (14.95%) MPLS
22 57 (14.69%) MS Excel
23 56 (14.43%) Exchange Server 2010
24 55 (14.18%) SQL
25 52 (13.40%) CheckPoint
25 52 (13.40%) Hyper-V
26 50 (12.89%) Network Security
27 49 (12.63%) HP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 90 (23.20%) MS Exchange
2 56 (14.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (6.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 24 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2013
4 22 (5.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 15 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2003
6 12 (3.09%) SharePoint
7 9 (2.32%) Tomcat
8 8 (2.06%) IIS
9 4 (1.03%) Lync
10 3 (0.77%) Apache
11 1 (0.26%) CMS
11 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (0.26%) Joomla!
Applications
1 57 (14.69%) MS Excel
2 43 (11.08%) MS Office
3 4 (1.03%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.52%) MS Project
5 1 (0.26%) S-PLUS
5 1 (0.26%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.06%) Office 365
2 7 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (1.29%) SaaS
4 4 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.26%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 353 (90.98%) LAN
2 180 (46.39%) Firewall
3 124 (31.96%) VPN
4 105 (27.06%) TCP/IP
5 90 (23.20%) SAN
6 70 (18.04%) DNS
7 58 (14.95%) MPLS
8 50 (12.89%) Network Security
9 45 (11.60%) Internet
10 43 (11.08%) DHCP
11 38 (9.79%) VoIP
12 35 (9.02%) Cisco ASA
13 34 (8.76%) Wireless
13 34 (8.76%) BGP
14 32 (8.25%) OSPF
15 29 (7.47%) EIGRP
16 25 (6.44%) VLAN
17 24 (6.19%) Cisco PIX
17 24 (6.19%) Cisco Nexus
18 18 (4.64%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (16.24%) SQL Server
2 33 (8.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (6.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (3.87%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (3.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (2.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.55%) MySQL
8 5 (1.29%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.03%) SQLite
10 1 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (3.09%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.52%) Subversion
4 1 (0.26%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.26%) ProC
4 1 (0.26%) MSI
4 1 (0.26%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.26%) Git (software)
General
1 43 (11.08%) Finance
2 39 (10.05%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.58%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.29%) Law
4 5 (1.29%) Banking
5 4 (1.03%) Legal
5 4 (1.03%) Advertising
6 3 (0.77%) Electronics
6 3 (0.77%) Games
7 1 (0.26%) Back Office
7 1 (0.26%) Automotive
7 1 (0.26%) Marketing
7 1 (0.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 98 (25.26%) Network Engineer
2 62 (15.98%) Analyst
3 47 (12.11%) Support Engineer
4 25 (6.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 23 (5.93%) 2nd Line Support
6 22 (5.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 21 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support
8 19 (4.90%) IT Support
9 17 (4.38%) Administrator
9 17 (4.38%) Field Engineer
9 17 (4.38%) Architect
10 16 (4.12%) Senior Network Engineer
11 15 (3.87%) Support Analyst
12 14 (3.61%) Consultant
12 14 (3.61%) Systems Administrator
12 14 (3.61%) Network Analyst
13 13 (3.35%) Cisco Engineer
14 12 (3.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 12 (3.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 11 (2.84%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (6.70%) CSS
2 20 (5.15%) .NET
3 19 (4.90%) XML
4 14 (3.61%) Web Services
5 12 (3.09%) JSON
5 12 (3.09%) jQuery
6 9 (2.32%) ASP.NET
6 9 (2.32%) HTML
6 9 (2.32%) .NET Framework
7 8 (2.06%) LINQ
7 8 (2.06%) HTML5
7 8 (2.06%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 8 (2.06%) EDI
7 8 (2.06%) DOM
8 4 (1.03%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 4 (1.03%) POCO
8 4 (1.03%) Ajax
8 4 (1.03%) WAP
9 3 (0.77%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 3 (0.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.93%) Blackberry
2 13 (3.35%) Management Information System
3 12 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.06%) Mathematics
4 8 (2.06%) GIS
5 6 (1.55%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.55%) EqualLogic
6 4 (1.03%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.03%) Replication
7 3 (0.77%) Client/Server
7 3 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.52%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.52%) Statistics
8 2 (0.52%) Clustering
9 1 (0.26%) EPoS
9 1 (0.26%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.26%) DTV
9 1 (0.26%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.26%) Social Media
9 1 (0.26%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 213 (54.90%) Windows
2 119 (30.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 69 (17.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 62 (15.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (8.25%) Windows XP
6 31 (7.99%) Windows 8
6 31 (7.99%) Linux
6 31 (7.99%) Windows 7
7 18 (4.64%) Apple iOS
8 13 (3.35%) Solaris
9 10 (2.58%) UNIX
10 6 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (1.55%) Ubuntu
11 5 (1.29%) VMS
11 5 (1.29%) Windows Vista
11 5 (1.29%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (0.77%) Android
13 2 (0.52%) VxWorks
14 1 (0.26%) SUSE
14 1 (0.26%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (19.33%) ITIL
2 33 (8.51%) Disaster Recovery
3 32 (8.25%) Network Monitoring
4 28 (7.22%) Service Delivery
5 27 (6.96%) Capacity Planning
5 27 (6.96%) Incident Management
5 27 (6.96%) Change Control
6 23 (5.93%) Network Management
7 22 (5.67%) Load Balancing
7 22 (5.67%) Project Management
8 17 (4.38%) Business Continuity
8 17 (4.38%) Network Design
9 16 (4.12%) Change Management
9 16 (4.12%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (4.12%) Performance Tuning
10 13 (3.35%) PRINCE2
11 12 (3.09%) Network Architecture
12 11 (2.84%) Configuration Management
12 11 (2.84%) TOGAF
13 10 (2.58%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 55 (14.18%) SQL
2 12 (3.09%) JavaScript
2 12 (3.09%) C#
3 9 (2.32%) C
3 9 (2.32%) Shell Script
3 9 (2.32%) Korn
4 8 (2.06%) T-SQL
4 8 (2.06%) VB.NET
5 5 (1.29%) PHP
5 5 (1.29%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.03%) R
6 4 (1.03%) VC++
6 4 (1.03%) C++
7 1 (0.26%) Perl
7 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.26%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 163 (42.01%) Cisco Certification
2 115 (29.64%) CCNA
3 108 (27.84%) CCNP
4 44 (11.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 35 (9.02%) MCSE
6 27 (6.96%) Degree
7 17 (4.38%) CCIE
7 17 (4.38%) Security Cleared
8 16 (4.12%) CCDP
9 14 (3.61%) SC Cleared
10 13 (3.35%) CCSE
11 12 (3.09%) MCITP
11 12 (3.09%) MCSA
12 11 (2.84%) CCDA
12 11 (2.84%) CCSA
13 9 (2.32%) CCIP
14 8 (2.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 8 (2.06%) CCA
14 8 (2.06%) Citrix Certification
15 6 (1.55%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 18 (4.64%) SLA
2 7 (1.80%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.26%) QA
System Software
1 137 (35.31%) Active Directory
2 76 (19.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (13.40%) Hyper-V
4 45 (11.60%) vSphere
5 23 (5.93%) XenApp
6 14 (3.61%) VMware ESX
7 9 (2.32%) vCloud
8 8 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (1.55%) XenDesktop
9 6 (1.55%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.77%) Terminal Server
10 3 (0.77%) XenServer
10 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.26%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.26%) Xen
11 1 (0.26%) SRDF
11 1 (0.26%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 12 (3.09%) SCCM
2 7 (1.80%) Nagios
2 7 (1.80%) Backup Exec
3 5 (1.29%) MAILsweeper
3 5 (1.29%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (0.52%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (0.52%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (0.52%) WSUS
4 2 (0.52%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.26%) Plesk
5 1 (0.26%) SCOM
5 1 (0.26%) Cacti
5 1 (0.26%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.26%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 185 (47.68%) Cisco
2 126 (32.47%) VMware
3 119 (30.67%) Microsoft
4 97 (25.00%) Citrix
5 52 (13.40%) CheckPoint
6 49 (12.63%) HP
7 42 (10.82%) Juniper
8 34 (8.76%) NetApp
9 26 (6.70%) Avaya
10 23 (5.93%) EMC
11 22 (5.67%) Nokia
12 21 (5.41%) F5
13 19 (4.90%) Apple
14 17 (4.38%) Dell
14 17 (4.38%) Remedy
15 14 (3.61%) Oracle
15 14 (3.61%) CommVault
16 11 (2.84%) Fortinet
17 10 (2.58%) Symantec
17 10 (2.58%) IBM
Worcester, Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + great company + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £38500 per annum + 46 days Hols + Great Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £22000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Digital Execs
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Digital Execs
Posted: 6 days ago
Leamington Spa
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £45000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + OTE £120k plus car allowance
Posted: 8 days ago
Coventry, sheffield
Trustmarque
Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 13 days ago
Kenilworth
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Walsall
Networx Recruitment
Salary: Up to £25,000 + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Posted: 18 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits & 25 Days Holiday
Posted: 22 days ago
Telford
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago