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 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 56 69 86
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +17
Permanent jobs citing WAN 256 192 179
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.43% 3.57% 3.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.23% 23.97% 19.10%
Number of salaries quoted 172 174 164
Median salary £37,500 £45,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +32.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,900 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,400 £70,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
940 801 937
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.26% 14.88% 16.91%
Number of salaries quoted 721 696 764
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £63,850
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 28 September 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 28 September 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 +9 150 £40,000 -20.00% 6
Staffordshire +2 29 £35,000 -6.66% 3
Worcestershire +24 21 £37,500 - 1
Warwickshire -2 14 £40,000 -12.08% 1
Coventry -12 14 £40,000 -
Sutton Coldfield -3 8 £32,500 +44.44%
Solihull +15 7 £37,500 -7.97% 3
Dudley - 7 £36,000 -
Walsall +6 6 £27,000 +25.58%
Stourbridge - 3 £40,000 -
Wolverhampton -1 2 £22,000 -
Herefordshire -7 2 £32,750 -31.05% 2
Shropshire -12 2 £40,750 +1.87% 2
West Bromwich +4 1 £57,500 +88.52% 1
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 389 (80.37%) LAN
2 249 (51.45%) Cisco
3 227 (46.90%) Firewall
4 201 (41.53%) Cisco Certification
5 177 (36.57%) Windows
6 166 (34.30%) VPN
7 163 (33.68%) Microsoft
8 157 (32.44%) Active Directory
9 152 (31.40%) CCNA
10 140 (28.93%) VMware
11 126 (26.03%) ITIL
12 121 (25.00%) CCNP
12 121 (25.00%) Data Centre
13 108 (22.31%) DNS
14 106 (21.90%) TCP/IP
15 105 (21.69%) Windows Server
16 95 (19.63%) DHCP
16 95 (19.63%) MS Exchange
17 93 (19.21%) VMware Infrastructure
18 91 (18.80%) Wireless
19 90 (18.60%) HP
20 85 (17.56%) MPLS
21 79 (16.32%) Juniper
22 72 (14.88%) CheckPoint
23 70 (14.46%) VoIP
24 67 (13.84%) OSPF
25 64 (13.22%) Project Management
26 59 (12.19%) VLAN
27 56 (11.57%) BGP
27 56 (11.57%) Network Security

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 95 (19.63%) MS Exchange
2 30 (6.20%) Exchange Server 2003
3 29 (5.99%) Exchange Server 2013
3 29 (5.99%) IIS
3 29 (5.99%) Skype for Business
4 24 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (2.89%) Apache
6 13 (2.69%) SharePoint
7 7 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
7 7 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (1.45%) WebSphere
8 6 (1.24%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (1.03%) JBoss
10 4 (0.83%) SAS
11 2 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.21%) CMS
12 1 (0.21%) Moodle
12 1 (0.21%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 44 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 35 (7.23%) MS Office
3 10 (2.07%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 26 (5.37%) assyst
2 2 (0.41%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (5.58%) Office 365
2 24 (4.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (4.34%) Mimecast
4 15 (3.10%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (1.65%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (1.03%) IaaS
6 5 (1.03%) PaaS
7 4 (0.83%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 389 (80.37%) LAN
2 227 (46.90%) Firewall
3 166 (34.30%) VPN
4 108 (22.31%) DNS
5 106 (21.90%) TCP/IP
6 95 (19.63%) DHCP
7 91 (18.80%) Wireless
8 85 (17.56%) MPLS
9 70 (14.46%) VoIP
10 67 (13.84%) OSPF
11 59 (12.19%) VLAN
12 56 (11.57%) BGP
12 56 (11.57%) Network Security
13 54 (11.16%) Cisco ASA
14 49 (10.12%) EIGRP
14 49 (10.12%) SAN
15 35 (7.23%) SSL
16 30 (6.20%) WLAN
17 29 (5.99%) Wi-Fi
18 27 (5.58%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.03%) MySQL
4 5 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.21%) GIS
6 1 (0.21%) Informix
6 1 (0.21%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (0.21%) Subversion
1 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio
General
1 38 (7.85%) Finance
2 30 (6.20%) Telecoms
3 25 (5.17%) Retail
4 15 (3.10%) Publishing
5 12 (2.48%) French Language
6 10 (2.07%) Legal
6 10 (2.07%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.65%) German Language
8 6 (1.24%) Law
9 5 (1.03%) Automotive
9 5 (1.03%) Marketing
10 3 (0.62%) Banking
10 3 (0.62%) Electronics
11 2 (0.41%) Advertising
12 1 (0.21%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 111 (22.93%) Network Engineer
2 83 (17.15%) Analyst
3 58 (11.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 55 (11.36%) Support Engineer
5 48 (9.92%) Network Analyst
6 41 (8.47%) Support Analyst
7 36 (7.44%) IT Engineer
8 35 (7.23%) Network Support
9 29 (5.99%) Consultant
10 27 (5.58%) 3rd Line Support
10 27 (5.58%) Senior Network Engineer
11 24 (4.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 24 (4.96%) Network Support Analyst
12 23 (4.75%) IT Support
13 22 (4.55%) Exchange Engineer
13 22 (4.55%) Project Manager
14 19 (3.93%) Administrator
14 19 (3.93%) Architect
15 18 (3.72%) IT Support Engineer
15 18 (3.72%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (0.83%) .NET
2 3 (0.62%) Web Services
3 2 (0.41%) XML
4 1 (0.21%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.21%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.21%) CSS
4 1 (0.21%) DOM
4 1 (0.21%) EDI
4 1 (0.21%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.21%) HTML
4 1 (0.21%) HTML5
4 1 (0.21%) jQuery
4 1 (0.21%) JSON
4 1 (0.21%) LINQ
4 1 (0.21%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.21%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.21%) WAP
4 1 (0.21%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 121 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 18 (3.72%) Driving Licence
3 17 (3.51%) Computer Science
4 15 (3.10%) CMDB
5 12 (2.48%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (2.27%) Clustering
6 11 (2.27%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.65%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.45%) AS400
9 6 (1.24%) IVR
9 6 (1.24%) Replication
10 5 (1.03%) iPad
10 5 (1.03%) Smartphone
10 5 (1.03%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.83%) CCTV
11 4 (0.83%) FMCG
12 3 (0.62%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (0.62%) iSeries
12 3 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (0.62%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 177 (36.57%) Windows
2 105 (21.69%) Windows Server
3 55 (11.36%) Linux
4 54 (11.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 46 (9.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 43 (8.88%) Windows 7
7 28 (5.79%) Windows 8
8 25 (5.17%) Unix
9 24 (4.96%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (3.31%) Windows 10
11 13 (2.69%) Solaris
12 4 (0.83%) AIX
12 4 (0.83%) Android
12 4 (0.83%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.83%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (0.62%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.41%) VyOS
14 2 (0.41%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (26.03%) ITIL
2 64 (13.22%) Project Management
3 55 (11.36%) Presales
4 45 (9.30%) PRINCE2
5 35 (7.23%) Service Delivery
6 32 (6.61%) Disaster Recovery
6 32 (6.61%) Service Management
7 31 (6.40%) Validation
8 30 (6.20%) Continuous Improvement
9 25 (5.17%) Network Monitoring
10 23 (4.75%) Change Management
10 23 (4.75%) Line Management
10 23 (4.75%) Network Design
11 22 (4.55%) ITIL V3
12 21 (4.34%) Load Balancing
12 21 (4.34%) Risk Management
13 20 (4.13%) Migration
14 17 (3.51%) Data Security
14 17 (3.51%) Software Engineering
15 16 (3.31%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 36 (7.44%) SQL
2 26 (5.37%) C
3 10 (2.07%) PowerShell
4 4 (0.83%) Bash Shell
4 4 (0.83%) Perl
5 1 (0.21%) C#
5 1 (0.21%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.21%) Korn
5 1 (0.21%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.21%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 201 (41.53%) Cisco Certification
2 152 (31.40%) CCNA
3 121 (25.00%) CCNP
4 45 (9.30%) Degree
4 45 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 32 (6.61%) MCSA
6 30 (6.20%) CCIE
7 29 (5.99%) MCSE
7 29 (5.99%) Security Cleared
8 24 (4.96%) SC Cleared
9 21 (4.34%) ITIL Certification
10 18 (3.72%) PMP
11 17 (3.51%) CCSA
12 15 (3.10%) PMI Certification
13 14 (2.89%) CCDA
13 14 (2.89%) CCDP
13 14 (2.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 13 (2.69%) CISSP
15 12 (2.48%) JNCIS
16 8 (1.65%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (10.74%) SLA
2 3 (0.62%) COBIT
2 3 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.62%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 157 (32.44%) Active Directory
2 93 (19.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (9.71%) vSphere
4 32 (6.61%) Hyper-V
5 12 (2.48%) XenApp
6 10 (2.07%) XenDesktop
7 8 (1.65%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (1.24%) VMware ESX
9 4 (0.83%) Postfix
9 4 (0.83%) XenServer
10 3 (0.62%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.62%) Terminal Server
10 3 (0.62%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.41%) pfSense
11 2 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.21%) Firmware
12 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.21%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 31 (6.40%) Norton AntiVirus
1 31 (6.40%) SCOM
2 18 (3.72%) Cisco CUCM
3 15 (3.10%) SCCM
4 12 (2.48%) FortiGate
5 9 (1.86%) Cisco Prime
5 9 (1.86%) Tivoli
6 8 (1.65%) Nagios
7 7 (1.45%) Backup Exec
8 5 (1.03%) EdgeSight
9 4 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (0.83%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.83%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.62%) AirWatch
11 2 (0.41%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 1 (0.21%) CA Spectrum
12 1 (0.21%) Cacti
12 1 (0.21%) Cisco UCCX
12 1 (0.21%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 249 (51.45%) Cisco
2 163 (33.68%) Microsoft
3 140 (28.93%) VMware
4 90 (18.60%) HP
5 79 (16.32%) Juniper
6 72 (14.88%) CheckPoint
7 55 (11.36%) F5
8 50 (10.33%) Citrix
9 40 (8.26%) Palo Alto
10 38 (7.85%) Fortinet
11 35 (7.23%) Brocade
12 34 (7.02%) Symantec
13 25 (5.17%) SolarWinds
14 23 (4.75%) IBM
15 19 (3.93%) Riverbed
16 15 (3.10%) Computacenter
17 14 (2.89%) Aruba
17 14 (2.89%) NetApp
17 14 (2.89%) Veeam
18 13 (2.69%) Meraki
Worcester, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Herefordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Burton-on-trent, Staffordshire
Consult Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Bromwich
Mint
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Global Company
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Herefordshire
The One Group
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Staffordshire
VIQU
Salary: £55k - 65k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull
360 Resourcing
Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
NHS Blood And Transplant
Salary: From £46,625 to £57,640 per annum AfC Band 8b
Posted: 26 days ago
Solihull
360 Resourcing
Salary: Highly Competitive + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago