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

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 67 72 87
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +15
Permanent jobs citing WAN 225 193 160
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.73% 3.28% 2.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.22% 21.49% 18.31%
Number of salaries quoted 184 175 132
Median salary £36,500 £40,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.87% +15.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £24,250 £23,200
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £65,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
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
929 898 874
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.38% 15.25% 16.23%
Number of salaries quoted 763 813 715
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,645
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +9.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 July 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 July 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 -1 105 £40,000 -15.78% 6
Worcestershire +28 24 £38,125 +1.66% 2
Warwickshire +15 22 £37,000 +5.71% 5
Staffordshire -29 16 £22,750 -28.90% 1
Coventry +2 13 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Solihull +21 11 £27,500 -16.03% 3
Shropshire -16 5 £32,500 +30.00% 2
Walsall +1 4 £22,000 +2.32%
Sutton Coldfield - 4 £26,500 -
Dudley -3 2 £20,500 -29.31%
Herefordshire -7 1 - -
Halesowen - 1 £37,500 -
Kingswinford - 1 £52,500 -
West Bromwich - 1 £16,500 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £22,000 -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 441 (87.15%) LAN
2 268 (52.96%) Cisco
3 225 (44.47%) Firewall
4 199 (39.33%) Cisco Certification
5 171 (33.79%) Active Directory
5 171 (33.79%) Windows
6 169 (33.40%) VPN
7 165 (32.61%) Microsoft
8 151 (29.84%) CCNA
9 143 (28.26%) CCNP
9 143 (28.26%) VMware
10 120 (23.72%) ITIL
11 109 (21.54%) TCP/IP
12 100 (19.76%) Windows Server
13 96 (18.97%) Data Centre
14 94 (18.58%) DNS
15 92 (18.18%) Juniper
16 91 (17.98%) Wireless
17 90 (17.79%) MPLS
17 90 (17.79%) MS Exchange
18 86 (17.00%) VMware Infrastructure
19 81 (16.01%) VoIP
20 72 (14.23%) HP
21 69 (13.64%) BGP
22 68 (13.44%) DHCP
23 67 (13.24%) Citrix
24 65 (12.85%) OSPF
25 60 (11.86%) Cisco ASA
26 57 (11.26%) VLAN
27 55 (10.87%) SLA

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 90 (17.79%) MS Exchange
2 35 (6.92%) Exchange Server 2010
2 35 (6.92%) Exchange Server 2013
3 29 (5.73%) Skype for Business
4 25 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2003
5 15 (2.96%) IIS
5 15 (2.96%) Tomcat
6 14 (2.77%) JBoss
7 13 (2.57%) Apache
8 12 (2.37%) SharePoint
9 6 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (1.19%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.79%) SAS
11 2 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.20%) CMS
12 1 (0.20%) Moodle
Applications
1 50 (9.88%) MS Excel
2 33 (6.52%) MS Office
3 8 (1.58%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 28 (5.53%) assyst
2 4 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.59%) JDE World
4 2 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.40%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 28 (5.53%) Office 365
2 17 (3.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (3.16%) Mimecast
4 15 (2.96%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.99%) IaaS
5 5 (0.99%) PaaS
6 4 (0.79%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 441 (87.15%) LAN
2 225 (44.47%) Firewall
3 169 (33.40%) VPN
4 109 (21.54%) TCP/IP
5 94 (18.58%) DNS
6 91 (17.98%) Wireless
7 90 (17.79%) MPLS
8 81 (16.01%) VoIP
9 69 (13.64%) BGP
10 68 (13.44%) DHCP
11 65 (12.85%) OSPF
12 60 (11.86%) Cisco ASA
13 57 (11.26%) VLAN
14 52 (10.28%) Network Security
15 48 (9.49%) EIGRP
16 44 (8.70%) SAN
17 38 (7.51%) Wi-Fi
18 33 (6.52%) SSL
19 28 (5.53%) Cisco Wireless
20 27 (5.34%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.98%) Oracle Database
3 9 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.40%) MySQL
7 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (2.17%) Jenkins
2 8 (1.58%) Travis CI
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.20%) Subversion
3 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 51 (10.08%) Telecoms
2 35 (6.92%) Finance
3 14 (2.77%) Manufacturing
3 14 (2.77%) Retail
4 12 (2.37%) French Language
5 8 (1.58%) German Language
6 7 (1.38%) Publishing
7 6 (1.19%) Law
7 6 (1.19%) Legal
8 5 (0.99%) Automotive
8 5 (0.99%) Back Office
9 4 (0.79%) Banking
9 4 (0.79%) Marketing
10 2 (0.40%) Electronics
11 1 (0.20%) Advertising
11 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 138 (27.27%) Network Engineer
2 100 (19.76%) Analyst
3 59 (11.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 56 (11.07%) Support Engineer
5 54 (10.67%) Network Analyst
6 41 (8.10%) Support Analyst
7 39 (7.71%) Network Support
8 34 (6.72%) Consultant
9 32 (6.32%) Senior Network Engineer
10 28 (5.53%) IT Engineer
10 28 (5.53%) Network Support Analyst
11 27 (5.34%) Cisco Engineer
12 26 (5.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 25 (4.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 25 (4.94%) IT Support
14 23 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
15 19 (3.75%) Cisco Analyst
15 19 (3.75%) Cisco Network Analyst
15 19 (3.75%) Infrastructure Support
15 19 (3.75%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.78%) .NET
2 5 (0.99%) EDI
3 4 (0.79%) XML
4 2 (0.40%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (0.40%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (0.40%) Web Services
5 1 (0.20%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.20%) CSS
5 1 (0.20%) DOM
5 1 (0.20%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.20%) HTML
5 1 (0.20%) HTML5
5 1 (0.20%) jQuery
5 1 (0.20%) JSON
5 1 (0.20%) LINQ
5 1 (0.20%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.20%) WAP
5 1 (0.20%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 96 (18.97%) Data Centre
2 21 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (4.15%) Management Information System
3 16 (3.16%) Clustering
4 12 (2.37%) Driving Licence
5 9 (1.78%) Fat Client
5 9 (1.78%) Thin Client
6 8 (1.58%) IVR
6 8 (1.58%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (1.38%) AS400
7 7 (1.38%) CMDB
7 7 (1.38%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.38%) iSeries
8 6 (1.19%) Client/Server
9 5 (0.99%) CCTV
9 5 (0.99%) Handset
10 4 (0.79%) FMCG
10 4 (0.79%) iPad
10 4 (0.79%) Replication
10 4 (0.79%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 171 (33.79%) Windows
2 100 (19.76%) Windows Server
3 49 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 48 (9.49%) Windows 7
4 48 (9.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 42 (8.30%) Linux
6 29 (5.73%) Windows 8
7 18 (3.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (3.36%) Unix
9 15 (2.96%) Windows 10
10 10 (1.98%) CentOS
10 10 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.99%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.79%) Solaris
12 4 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.40%) Android
13 2 (0.40%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.40%) VyOS
13 2 (0.40%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (23.72%) ITIL
2 51 (10.08%) Project Management
3 39 (7.71%) Network Design
3 39 (7.71%) Presales
4 32 (6.32%) Service Management
4 32 (6.32%) Validation
5 25 (4.94%) Disaster Recovery
6 24 (4.74%) PRINCE2
7 21 (4.15%) Configuration Management
7 21 (4.15%) Load Balancing
8 18 (3.56%) Change Management
8 18 (3.56%) Service Delivery
9 16 (3.16%) Migration
9 16 (3.16%) Problem Management
10 15 (2.96%) ERP
10 15 (2.96%) Network Management
10 15 (2.96%) Network Monitoring
11 14 (2.77%) Continuous Improvement
11 14 (2.77%) Root Cause Analysis
12 13 (2.57%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 35 (6.92%) SQL
2 17 (3.36%) C
3 12 (2.37%) Bash Shell
3 12 (2.37%) Python
4 7 (1.38%) PowerShell
5 4 (0.79%) VB
6 3 (0.59%) C#
6 3 (0.59%) RPG
7 2 (0.40%) Java
7 2 (0.40%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.20%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.20%) Korn
8 1 (0.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 199 (39.33%) Cisco Certification
2 151 (29.84%) CCNA
3 143 (28.26%) CCNP
4 45 (8.89%) Security Cleared
5 42 (8.30%) SC Cleared
6 41 (8.10%) Microsoft Certification
7 34 (6.72%) Degree
8 27 (5.34%) MCSE
9 25 (4.94%) CCIE
10 21 (4.15%) CISSP
11 20 (3.95%) MCSA
12 16 (3.16%) CCDA
13 15 (2.96%) CCDP
14 11 (2.17%) JNCIS
14 11 (2.17%) PMP
15 9 (1.78%) CCSA
15 9 (1.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 8 (1.58%) CISM
16 8 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
16 8 (1.58%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (10.87%) SLA
2 3 (0.59%) COBIT
2 3 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 171 (33.79%) Active Directory
2 86 (17.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (7.71%) vSphere
4 30 (5.93%) Hyper-V
5 20 (3.95%) XenApp
6 18 (3.56%) XenDesktop
7 10 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (1.78%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.99%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.79%) XenServer
11 3 (0.59%) Terminal Server
11 3 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.59%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.40%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.40%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.40%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.40%) pfSense
12 2 (0.40%) Snort
12 2 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 29 (5.73%) SCOM
2 18 (3.56%) Norton AntiVirus
3 15 (2.96%) Cisco CUCM
4 14 (2.77%) FortiGate
5 12 (2.37%) EdgeSight
5 12 (2.37%) SCCM
6 10 (1.98%) Ansible
6 10 (1.98%) NetBackup
6 10 (1.98%) Puppet
7 8 (1.58%) Backup Exec
8 5 (0.99%) AirWatch
8 5 (0.99%) Cisco UCCX
8 5 (0.99%) Nagios
9 4 (0.79%) Cisco Prime
9 4 (0.79%) Cisco UCCE
10 3 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.40%) Nessus
11 2 (0.40%) Oracle Identity Management
11 2 (0.40%) SCOrch
11 2 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 268 (52.96%) Cisco
2 165 (32.61%) Microsoft
3 143 (28.26%) VMware
4 92 (18.18%) Juniper
5 72 (14.23%) HP
6 67 (13.24%) Citrix
7 48 (9.49%) CheckPoint
8 35 (6.92%) F5
9 28 (5.53%) IBM
10 27 (5.34%) Symantec
11 26 (5.14%) Avaya
11 26 (5.14%) Palo Alto
12 20 (3.95%) Aruba
13 19 (3.75%) SolarWinds
14 15 (2.96%) Meraki
15 14 (2.77%) ServiceNow
16 13 (2.57%) Extreme Networks
16 13 (2.57%) Fortinet
16 13 (2.57%) Riverbed
17 12 (2.37%) SonicWALL
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