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

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 81 77 87
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +10
Permanent jobs citing WAN 171 164 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.23% 3.14% 2.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.68% 20.79% 15.07%
Number of salaries quoted 141 140 116
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £19,900 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £48,200 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -
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
754 789 889
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.24% 15.10% 17.78%
Number of salaries quoted 645 682 719
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,700 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 2 June 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 2 June 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 +4 74 £42,500 +21.42% 8
Staffordshire +32 38 £25,000 - 1
Shropshire +4 13 £36,913 -21.46% 1
Coventry -7 13 £30,000 -20.00% 4
Warwickshire -14 8 £35,000 -12.50% 4
Dudley - 8 £29,000 -
Worcestershire -7 5 £21,000 +23.52% 2
Herefordshire - 5 £23,500 -
Solihull -10 3 £57,500 +35.29%
Walsall +5 1 £36,000 +80.00% 1
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

1 282 (80.34%) LAN
2 180 (51.28%) Cisco
3 167 (47.58%) Windows
4 128 (36.47%) Firewall
5 118 (33.62%) Microsoft
6 117 (33.33%) Active Directory
7 113 (32.19%) Cisco Certification
8 90 (25.64%) VPN
9 84 (23.93%) TCP/IP
9 84 (23.93%) VMware
10 83 (23.65%) Data Centre
11 76 (21.65%) CCNA
12 71 (20.23%) MS Exchange
13 65 (18.52%) DNS
14 62 (17.66%) Citrix
15 60 (17.09%) Windows Server 2008
16 59 (16.81%) MPLS
16 59 (16.81%) ITIL
17 58 (16.52%) CCNP
18 55 (15.67%) Wireless
19 53 (15.10%) MS Excel
20 51 (14.53%) Windows Server 2003
20 51 (14.53%) Service Delivery
20 51 (14.53%) Hyper-V
21 48 (13.68%) MS Office
22 46 (13.11%) VoIP
23 44 (12.54%) SQL Server
24 43 (12.25%) Telecoms
25 42 (11.97%) Windows Server 2012
26 41 (11.68%) VMware Infrastructure

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 71 (20.23%) MS Exchange
2 23 (6.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (5.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 17 (4.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 11 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (2.28%) SharePoint
8 6 (1.71%) Apache
9 3 (0.85%) IIS
9 3 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.57%) Lync
11 1 (0.28%) CMS
11 1 (0.28%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.28%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 53 (15.10%) MS Excel
2 48 (13.68%) MS Office
3 6 (1.71%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.42%) MS Project
5 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.14%) MIS ActiveH
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.99%) Office 365
2 4 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.85%) SaaS
4 1 (0.28%) Symantec.cloud
4 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 282 (80.34%) LAN
2 128 (36.47%) Firewall
3 90 (25.64%) VPN
4 84 (23.93%) TCP/IP
5 65 (18.52%) DNS
6 59 (16.81%) MPLS
7 55 (15.67%) Wireless
8 46 (13.11%) VoIP
9 33 (9.40%) OSPF
10 32 (9.12%) BGP
10 32 (9.12%) Cisco ASA
10 32 (9.12%) Network Security
11 28 (7.98%) DHCP
11 28 (7.98%) Internet
11 28 (7.98%) Wi-Fi
12 26 (7.41%) SAN
12 26 (7.41%) VLAN
13 22 (6.27%) Cisco IOS
14 21 (5.98%) EIGRP
15 17 (4.84%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (12.54%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (2.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (2.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (1.71%) MySQL
6 5 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.85%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 9 (2.56%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.57%) Subversion
3 1 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 43 (12.25%) Telecoms
2 27 (7.69%) Finance
3 11 (3.13%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.42%) Advertising
4 5 (1.42%) Games
5 4 (1.14%) Marketing
5 4 (1.14%) Legal
6 3 (0.85%) Electronics
6 3 (0.85%) Automotive
7 2 (0.57%) Banking
7 2 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 62 (17.66%) Network Engineer
2 45 (12.82%) Support Engineer
3 44 (12.54%) Analyst
4 32 (9.12%) Architect
5 28 (7.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 26 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
7 21 (5.98%) Project Manager
8 18 (5.13%) Network Analyst
9 17 (4.84%) Senior Network Engineer
10 15 (4.27%) Technical Architect
10 15 (4.27%) Field Engineer
11 14 (3.99%) Cisco Engineer
12 13 (3.70%) Network Support
12 13 (3.70%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
13 12 (3.42%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 12 (3.42%) Support Technician
13 12 (3.42%) Consultant
14 11 (3.13%) Developer
14 11 (3.13%) Infrastructure Architect
14 11 (3.13%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.56%) XML
1 9 (2.56%) CSS
1 9 (2.56%) .NET
1 9 (2.56%) JSON
1 9 (2.56%) jQuery
2 6 (1.71%) LINQ
2 6 (1.71%) .NET Framework
2 6 (1.71%) Entity Framework
2 6 (1.71%) HTML5
2 6 (1.71%) HTML
2 6 (1.71%) DOM
2 6 (1.71%) ASP.NET
2 6 (1.71%) EDI
3 4 (1.14%) Middleware
4 3 (0.85%) WAP
4 3 (0.85%) OLE
4 3 (0.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (0.85%) POCO
4 3 (0.85%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 3 (0.85%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 83 (23.65%) Data Centre
2 20 (5.70%) Blackberry
3 12 (3.42%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (1.99%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.14%) EqualLogic
6 4 (1.14%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.14%) Clustering
7 3 (0.85%) Replication
7 3 (0.85%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.57%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.57%) Physics
8 2 (0.57%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.57%) User Experience
9 1 (0.28%) GIS
9 1 (0.28%) DTV
9 1 (0.28%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.28%) iPad
9 1 (0.28%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 167 (47.58%) Windows
2 60 (17.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 51 (14.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 42 (11.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (10.54%) Windows 8
6 34 (9.69%) Windows XP
7 30 (8.55%) Linux
8 21 (5.98%) Windows 7
9 12 (3.42%) Apple iOS
10 11 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (2.85%) Windows Vista
12 9 (2.56%) UNIX
13 4 (1.14%) Ubuntu
13 4 (1.14%) Solaris
14 3 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.57%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (16.81%) ITIL
2 51 (14.53%) Service Delivery
3 32 (9.12%) Project Management
4 28 (7.98%) Change Management
5 27 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 23 (6.55%) Network Design
7 22 (6.27%) Load Balancing
8 19 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (4.56%) Incident Management
9 16 (4.56%) Change Control
10 15 (4.27%) PRINCE2
10 15 (4.27%) Network Architecture
11 13 (3.70%) Configuration Management
11 13 (3.70%) E-Commerce
12 12 (3.42%) Risk Management
13 11 (3.13%) Business Development
13 11 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (2.85%) Line Management
14 10 (2.85%) Continuous Improvement
14 10 (2.85%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (10.26%) SQL
2 9 (2.56%) JavaScript
2 9 (2.56%) C#
3 7 (1.99%) PowerShell
4 6 (1.71%) T-SQL
4 6 (1.71%) VB.NET
5 4 (1.14%) C++
6 3 (0.85%) VC++
6 3 (0.85%) PHP
7 2 (0.57%) Java
8 1 (0.28%) Lingo
8 1 (0.28%) C
Qualifications
1 113 (32.19%) Cisco Certification
2 76 (21.65%) CCNA
3 58 (16.52%) CCNP
4 25 (7.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (5.41%) MCSE
6 14 (3.99%) MCITP
6 14 (3.99%) CCIE
7 13 (3.70%) Degree
8 11 (3.13%) CCSE
9 9 (2.56%) MCTS
10 8 (2.28%) SC Cleared
10 8 (2.28%) Security Cleared
10 8 (2.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 8 (2.28%) CCSA
11 5 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (1.42%) JNCIA
12 4 (1.14%) MCSA
13 3 (0.85%) CCVP
13 3 (0.85%) CCIP
13 3 (0.85%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (9.12%) SLA
2 15 (4.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (2.85%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.85%) QA
5 2 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 117 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 51 (14.53%) Hyper-V
3 41 (11.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (2.85%) VMware ESX
5 8 (2.28%) Terminal Server
6 7 (1.99%) vSphere
7 5 (1.42%) Terminal Services
7 5 (1.42%) XenServer
8 4 (1.14%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.14%) XenApp
9 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 12 (3.42%) Nagios
2 5 (1.42%) SCCM
3 4 (1.14%) WSUS
4 3 (0.85%) Cacti
5 2 (0.57%) SCOM
6 1 (0.28%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.28%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.28%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 180 (51.28%) Cisco
2 118 (33.62%) Microsoft
3 84 (23.93%) VMware
4 62 (17.66%) Citrix
5 31 (8.83%) CheckPoint
6 27 (7.69%) HP
7 21 (5.98%) Avaya
8 19 (5.41%) Apple
9 18 (5.13%) Juniper
10 15 (4.27%) F5
11 13 (3.70%) Fortinet
12 11 (3.13%) Dell
12 11 (3.13%) SolarWinds
13 9 (2.56%) Brocade
14 7 (1.99%) Salesforce.com
14 7 (1.99%) Remedy
14 7 (1.99%) Red Hat
14 7 (1.99%) NetApp
14 7 (1.99%) Nokia
14 7 (1.99%) Oracle
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + good bens
Posted: 15 hours ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: good Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £15000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £28550 per annum + Non contrib Pension, 25 days hol
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 4 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 4 days ago
Oldbury, West Midlands (County)
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: Excellent salary + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
FT Select
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum plus bonus, car and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Oldbury, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 5 days ago
Worcestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £22500 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Accenture
Salary: From £31,500 to £39,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 11 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago