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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 66 59 75
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +16
Permanent jobs citing WAN 208 189 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.82% 3.81% 3.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.32% 22.05% 18.63%
Number of salaries quoted 193 151 138
Average salary £32,500 £31,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.17% -16.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £29,200
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%
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
892 857 832
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.38% 17.27% 17.47%
Number of salaries quoted 787 681 726
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 -1 82 £35,500 +18.33% 6
Staffordshire +15 36 £25,000 -33.33% 3
Coventry +10 27 £39,000 +75.28% 4
Warwickshire +3 20 £32,000 +39.13% 2
Solihull -8 17 £35,000 -15.66%
Worcestershire +15 6 £31,500 -25.88% 2
Wolverhampton -6 6 £26,000 -20.17% 1
Dudley -3 4 £28,500 -36.66%
Walsall -9 3 £23,000 -25.80%
Shropshire -18 3 - -
West Bromwich +9 2 £19,000 -57.77%
Wednesbury - 2 £55,000 -
Herefordshire -6 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 19 December 2014, 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.

1 348 (91.82%) LAN
2 201 (53.03%) Windows
3 174 (45.91%) Firewall
4 170 (44.85%) Cisco
5 153 (40.37%) Cisco Certification
6 135 (35.62%) Active Directory
7 120 (31.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 117 (30.87%) Microsoft
9 115 (30.34%) CCNA
10 114 (30.08%) VMware
11 111 (29.29%) CCNP
12 109 (28.76%) VPN
13 108 (28.50%) TCP/IP
14 98 (25.86%) Citrix
15 86 (22.69%) SAN
16 76 (20.05%) MS Exchange
17 74 (19.53%) Windows Server 2003
18 71 (18.73%) VMware Infrastructure
19 69 (18.21%) ITIL
20 63 (16.62%) MPLS
21 61 (16.09%) Internet
21 61 (16.09%) DNS
22 58 (15.30%) MS Excel
23 55 (14.51%) HP
24 54 (14.25%) Exchange Server 2010
25 53 (13.98%) Windows Server 2012
26 52 (13.72%) Network Security
26 52 (13.72%) CheckPoint
27 48 (12.66%) vSphere
28 47 (12.40%) Finance

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 76 (20.05%) MS Exchange
2 54 (14.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (6.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 22 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2013
5 19 (5.01%) Exchange Server 2007
6 14 (3.69%) SharePoint
7 12 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2003
8 9 (2.37%) Tomcat
9 8 (2.11%) IIS
10 6 (1.58%) Lync
11 3 (0.79%) Apache
12 1 (0.26%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.26%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.26%) Joomla!
12 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 58 (15.30%) MS Excel
2 42 (11.08%) MS Office
3 4 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.53%) MS Project
4 2 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.26%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.26%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.17%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (1.58%) Office 365
3 3 (0.79%) SaaS
4 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.26%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 348 (91.82%) LAN
2 174 (45.91%) Firewall
3 109 (28.76%) VPN
4 108 (28.50%) TCP/IP
5 86 (22.69%) SAN
6 63 (16.62%) MPLS
7 61 (16.09%) DNS
7 61 (16.09%) Internet
8 52 (13.72%) Network Security
9 38 (10.03%) DHCP
10 33 (8.71%) Cisco Nexus
11 32 (8.44%) Cisco ASA
11 32 (8.44%) OSPF
12 31 (8.18%) BGP
13 30 (7.92%) VoIP
14 27 (7.12%) EIGRP
15 26 (6.86%) VLAN
16 23 (6.07%) Wireless
17 17 (4.49%) SSH
17 17 (4.49%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (12.40%) SQL Server
2 28 (7.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (4.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (3.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.32%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.06%) MySQL
8 2 (0.53%) SQLite
9 1 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (1.32%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.26%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.26%) ProC
3 1 (0.26%) MSI
3 1 (0.26%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.26%) Git (software)
General
1 47 (12.40%) Finance
2 43 (11.35%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.64%) Legal
4 9 (2.37%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.58%) Law
6 5 (1.32%) Banking
7 3 (0.79%) Advertising
7 3 (0.79%) Games
8 1 (0.26%) Back Office
8 1 (0.26%) Automotive
8 1 (0.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 101 (26.65%) Network Engineer
2 81 (21.37%) Analyst
3 47 (12.40%) Support Engineer
4 23 (6.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 22 (5.80%) Network Analyst
5 22 (5.80%) IT Support
6 21 (5.54%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 21 (5.54%) Support Analyst
7 20 (5.28%) 3rd Line Support
8 19 (5.01%) Administrator
9 18 (4.75%) 2nd Line Support
10 17 (4.49%) Architect
11 16 (4.22%) Systems Administrator
12 15 (3.96%) Consultant
12 15 (3.96%) Service Analyst
12 15 (3.96%) Senior Network Engineer
13 13 (3.43%) Service Desk Analyst
13 13 (3.43%) Senior Analyst
14 12 (3.17%) Field Engineer
15 11 (2.90%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.01%) CSS
2 14 (3.69%) Web Services
3 13 (3.43%) .NET
4 12 (3.17%) XML
5 5 (1.32%) JSON
5 5 (1.32%) jQuery
6 4 (1.06%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.06%) HTML
6 4 (1.06%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.79%) LINQ
7 3 (0.79%) DOM
7 3 (0.79%) EDI
7 3 (0.79%) WAP
7 3 (0.79%) HTML5
7 3 (0.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (0.53%) POCO
8 2 (0.53%) Ajax
8 2 (0.53%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 1 (0.26%) XMPP
9 1 (0.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.54%) Blackberry
2 12 (3.17%) Mathematics
3 10 (2.64%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.11%) GIS
5 7 (1.85%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.58%) EqualLogic
6 6 (1.58%) Replication
7 3 (0.79%) Client/Server
7 3 (0.79%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.79%) Thin Client
7 3 (0.79%) Statistics
7 3 (0.79%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.53%) iSeries
8 2 (0.53%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.53%) AS400
8 2 (0.53%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.26%) EPoS
9 1 (0.26%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 201 (53.03%) Windows
2 120 (31.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 74 (19.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 53 (13.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (9.76%) Windows 7
6 32 (8.44%) Windows XP
7 29 (7.65%) Windows 8
8 25 (6.60%) Linux
9 16 (4.22%) Apple iOS
10 9 (2.37%) UNIX
10 9 (2.37%) Solaris
11 5 (1.32%) VMS
11 5 (1.32%) Windows 2000 Server
11 5 (1.32%) Ubuntu
12 4 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.79%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.79%) Android
14 1 (0.26%) CentOS
14 1 (0.26%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (18.21%) ITIL
2 41 (10.82%) Network Monitoring
3 26 (6.86%) Disaster Recovery
4 24 (6.33%) Incident Management
4 24 (6.33%) Network Management
5 22 (5.80%) Change Control
5 22 (5.80%) Capacity Planning
6 19 (5.01%) Load Balancing
7 18 (4.75%) Service Delivery
8 16 (4.22%) Performance Tuning
8 16 (4.22%) Performance Monitoring
9 15 (3.96%) Business Continuity
10 13 (3.43%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (3.17%) Project Management
12 10 (2.64%) Change Management
12 10 (2.64%) Network Design
13 9 (2.37%) Service Management
13 9 (2.37%) PRINCE2
13 9 (2.37%) Mentoring
14 8 (2.11%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 46 (12.14%) SQL
2 9 (2.37%) C
2 9 (2.37%) Shell Script
2 9 (2.37%) Korn
3 5 (1.32%) PowerShell
3 5 (1.32%) R
3 5 (1.32%) C#
3 5 (1.32%) JavaScript
4 3 (0.79%) T-SQL
4 3 (0.79%) VB.NET
4 3 (0.79%) PHP
5 2 (0.53%) VC++
5 2 (0.53%) C++
6 1 (0.26%) Perl
6 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.26%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 153 (40.37%) Cisco Certification
2 115 (30.34%) CCNA
3 111 (29.29%) CCNP
4 46 (12.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 31 (8.18%) MCSE
6 21 (5.54%) Degree
7 17 (4.49%) CCIE
7 17 (4.49%) CCDP
8 16 (4.22%) Security Cleared
9 13 (3.43%) SC Cleared
10 11 (2.90%) CCDA
10 11 (2.90%) MCSA
11 10 (2.64%) CCIP
11 10 (2.64%) MCITP
11 10 (2.64%) CCSE
12 9 (2.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 9 (2.37%) CCSA
12 9 (2.37%) CCA
12 9 (2.37%) Citrix Certification
13 8 (2.11%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.75%) SLA
2 7 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.06%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 135 (35.62%) Active Directory
2 71 (18.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (12.66%) vSphere
4 43 (11.35%) Hyper-V
5 25 (6.60%) XenApp
6 15 (3.96%) VMware ESX
7 9 (2.37%) vCloud
8 8 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (1.85%) XenDesktop
10 6 (1.58%) Terminal Services
11 4 (1.06%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.26%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.26%) Xen
12 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.26%) SRDF
12 1 (0.26%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 1 (0.26%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (5.01%) SCCM
2 7 (1.85%) Backup Exec
3 5 (1.32%) MAILsweeper
3 5 (1.32%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (1.06%) Nagios
4 4 (1.06%) WSUS
5 3 (0.79%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.53%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (0.53%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.53%) CiscoWorks
7 1 (0.26%) SCOM
7 1 (0.26%) Plesk
7 1 (0.26%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.26%) Cacti
7 1 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.26%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 170 (44.85%) Cisco
2 117 (30.87%) Microsoft
3 114 (30.08%) VMware
4 98 (25.86%) Citrix
5 55 (14.51%) HP
6 52 (13.72%) CheckPoint
7 38 (10.03%) Juniper
8 32 (8.44%) NetApp
9 23 (6.07%) EMC
10 19 (5.01%) Avaya
11 18 (4.75%) F5
12 15 (3.96%) Apple
12 15 (3.96%) Nokia
13 14 (3.69%) CommVault
13 14 (3.69%) Dell
13 14 (3.69%) Oracle
14 13 (3.43%) Remedy
15 11 (2.90%) Symantec
16 10 (2.64%) IBM
17 9 (2.37%) Netezza
West Midlands
Ashdown IT
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + car allowance & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £45000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + OTE 100k - £120k plus car/allowance
Posted: Yesterday
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: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum £35,000 - £40,000 per annum dependin
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus, benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Vertical IT
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + Company Car + Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £20k - 22k per year + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Posted: 8 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Accenture
Salary: From £31,500 to £39,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 - £28500.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Kidderminster
Barclay Anderson
Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 22 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago