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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 54 79 50
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -29
Permanent jobs citing WAN 235 169 191
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.13% 3.34% 4.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.76% 21.58% 24.52%
Number of salaries quoted 196 157 133
Average salary £42,500 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.76% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £21,550 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+10.38% +1.31%
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
817 783 779
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.35% 15.47% 18.09%
Number of salaries quoted 689 695 603
Average salary £42,500 £35,375 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.14% -5.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £22,500 £24,550
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £55,000 £60,000
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 12 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(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 +21 99 £40,000 +23.07% 6
Warwickshire +5 37 £45,000 +9.75% 1
Worcestershire +11 21 £42,500 +34.92% 5
Coventry -6 18 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Staffordshire -13 16 £26,250 +16.66%
Shropshire +19 14 £47,500 +55.73% 1
Solihull +1 6 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Wolverhampton +3 5 £52,500 +94.44%
Walsall -11 3 £24,500 -2.00%
Dudley -3 2 £26,750 -0.92%
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 388 (89.81%) LAN
2 249 (57.64%) Cisco
3 213 (49.31%) Cisco Certification
4 212 (49.07%) Firewall
5 159 (36.81%) CCNP
6 157 (36.34%) CCNA
7 141 (32.64%) Windows
8 129 (29.86%) Microsoft
9 125 (28.94%) VPN
10 109 (25.23%) VMware
11 104 (24.07%) Active Directory
12 93 (21.53%) Windows Server
13 85 (19.68%) Juniper
14 80 (18.52%) Wireless
15 78 (18.06%) Data Centre
16 70 (16.20%) MPLS
17 69 (15.97%) HP
17 69 (15.97%) Cisco ASA
18 64 (14.81%) ITIL
19 63 (14.58%) Finance
20 60 (13.89%) VoIP
21 59 (13.66%) VMware Infrastructure
22 57 (13.19%) Project Management
23 55 (12.73%) VLAN
24 54 (12.50%) Telecoms
25 53 (12.27%) TCP/IP
26 52 (12.04%) Network Security
26 52 (12.04%) Windows Server 2008
27 50 (11.57%) Windows Server 2012
27 50 (11.57%) CheckPoint

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 49 (11.34%) MS Exchange
2 34 (7.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (1.39%) IIS
5 5 (1.16%) Apache
5 5 (1.16%) JBoss
5 5 (1.16%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.16%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.69%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.46%) GroupWise
9 1 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 47 (10.88%) MS Excel
2 20 (4.63%) MS Office
3 4 (0.93%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.62%) assyst
2 1 (0.23%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.01%) Office 365
2 7 (1.62%) Mimecast
3 6 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 388 (89.81%) LAN
2 212 (49.07%) Firewall
3 125 (28.94%) VPN
4 80 (18.52%) Wireless
5 70 (16.20%) MPLS
6 69 (15.97%) Cisco ASA
7 60 (13.89%) VoIP
8 55 (12.73%) VLAN
9 53 (12.27%) TCP/IP
10 52 (12.04%) Network Security
11 45 (10.42%) BGP
12 43 (9.95%) DNS
13 41 (9.49%) OSPF
14 38 (8.80%) SAN
15 28 (6.48%) Cisco Wireless
15 28 (6.48%) DHCP
16 26 (6.02%) EIGRP
17 24 (5.56%) ADSL
18 23 (5.32%) Internet
18 23 (5.32%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (9.26%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.16%) MySQL
3 4 (0.93%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.23%) QlikView
5 1 (0.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (1.16%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.23%) Hudson
General
1 63 (14.58%) Finance
2 54 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 24 (5.56%) Manufacturing
4 8 (1.85%) Retail
5 7 (1.62%) Legal
6 4 (0.93%) Automotive
6 4 (0.93%) Marketing
7 3 (0.69%) Banking
7 3 (0.69%) Billing
8 2 (0.46%) Law
9 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.23%) Electronics
9 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 147 (34.03%) Network Engineer
2 102 (23.61%) Analyst
3 61 (14.12%) Network Analyst
4 49 (11.34%) Senior Network Engineer
5 44 (10.19%) Support Engineer
6 41 (9.49%) Cisco Engineer
7 40 (9.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 39 (9.03%) Consultant
9 38 (8.80%) Network Support
10 34 (7.87%) Senior Analyst
11 30 (6.94%) Network Consultant
11 30 (6.94%) Support Analyst
12 29 (6.71%) Senior Network Analyst
13 25 (5.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 23 (5.32%) Network Support Analyst
15 22 (5.09%) Network Support Engineer
16 21 (4.86%) 3rd Line Support
17 20 (4.63%) LAN/WAN Analyst
18 19 (4.40%) IT Support
19 18 (4.17%) Storage Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.39%) .NET
2 3 (0.69%) HTML
2 3 (0.69%) Software Packaging
2 3 (0.69%) XML
3 1 (0.23%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (0.23%) CSS
3 1 (0.23%) jQuery
3 1 (0.23%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (0.23%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 78 (18.06%) Data Centre
2 22 (5.09%) Video Conferencing
3 14 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.24%) Clustering
4 12 (2.78%) Driving Licence
5 10 (2.31%) IVR
5 10 (2.31%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.39%) Fat Client
6 6 (1.39%) Thin Client
7 4 (0.93%) iSeries
8 3 (0.69%) Replication
8 3 (0.69%) SecurID
8 3 (0.69%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.46%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.46%) Statistics
10 1 (0.23%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.23%) Handset
10 1 (0.23%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.23%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 141 (32.64%) Windows
2 93 (21.53%) Windows Server
3 52 (12.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 50 (11.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (6.94%) Windows 7
6 27 (6.25%) Linux
6 27 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (4.40%) Windows 8
8 14 (3.24%) Windows XP
9 12 (2.78%) Windows 10
10 6 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (1.39%) Windows 2000
11 5 (1.16%) CentOS
12 3 (0.69%) Windows NT
12 3 (0.69%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.46%) Unix
14 1 (0.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (14.81%) ITIL
2 57 (13.19%) Project Management
3 41 (9.49%) Disaster Recovery
4 40 (9.26%) Load Balancing
5 39 (9.03%) Network Design
6 27 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
7 23 (5.32%) Network Management
8 19 (4.40%) Service Management
8 19 (4.40%) Stakeholder Management
9 17 (3.94%) Change Management
9 17 (3.94%) Configuration Management
9 17 (3.94%) Presales
10 16 (3.70%) Service Delivery
11 13 (3.01%) Change Control
12 11 (2.55%) Network Monitoring
12 11 (2.55%) Performance Monitoring
13 10 (2.31%) Business Continuity
13 10 (2.31%) CRM
14 9 (2.08%) Information Security
14 9 (2.08%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 15 (3.47%) SQL
2 7 (1.62%) Python
3 5 (1.16%) Bash Shell
3 5 (1.16%) PowerShell
4 4 (0.93%) C
5 3 (0.69%) C#
6 1 (0.23%) Java
6 1 (0.23%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.23%) PHP
6 1 (0.23%) VB
6 1 (0.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 213 (49.31%) Cisco Certification
2 159 (36.81%) CCNP
3 157 (36.34%) CCNA
4 41 (9.49%) Security Cleared
5 31 (7.18%) SC Cleared
6 30 (6.94%) CCIE
6 30 (6.94%) Microsoft Certification
7 25 (5.79%) Degree
8 23 (5.32%) CCDP
9 19 (4.40%) CCDA
9 19 (4.40%) MCSE
10 10 (2.31%) MCSA
11 8 (1.85%) CCSA
11 8 (1.85%) JNCIP
12 7 (1.62%) CCIP
13 6 (1.39%) JNCIA
13 6 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (1.16%) CCSE
14 5 (1.16%) CCVP
14 5 (1.16%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (6.25%) SLA
2 4 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 104 (24.07%) Active Directory
2 59 (13.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (4.40%) Hyper-V
3 19 (4.40%) vSphere
4 8 (1.85%) XenApp
5 6 (1.39%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.16%) Forefront TMG
6 5 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (1.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 5 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.93%) Terminal Server
7 4 (0.93%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.69%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.46%) Firmware
9 2 (0.46%) Snort
10 1 (0.23%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 22 (5.09%) FortiGate
2 8 (1.85%) SCCM
3 7 (1.62%) SCOM
4 6 (1.39%) Cisco UCCE
4 6 (1.39%) Cisco UCCX
4 6 (1.39%) EdgeSight
5 5 (1.16%) Ansible
5 5 (1.16%) Puppet
5 5 (1.16%) WhatsUp Gold
5 5 (1.16%) Zenoss
6 4 (0.93%) QRadar
6 4 (0.93%) WMI
7 3 (0.69%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.69%) Sysprep
7 3 (0.69%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.69%) WSUS
8 2 (0.46%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.46%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 249 (57.64%) Cisco
2 129 (29.86%) Microsoft
3 109 (25.23%) VMware
4 85 (19.68%) Juniper
5 69 (15.97%) HP
6 50 (11.57%) CheckPoint
7 45 (10.42%) Avaya
8 43 (9.95%) Citrix
9 28 (6.48%) F5
10 27 (6.25%) IBM
11 23 (5.32%) Meraki
12 10 (2.31%) Radware
12 10 (2.31%) Splunk
12 10 (2.31%) WatchGuard
13 9 (2.08%) Palo Alto
14 7 (1.62%) Mitel
14 7 (1.62%) ServiceNow
15 6 (1.39%) AppSense
15 6 (1.39%) Aruba
15 6 (1.39%) Nokia
Redditch, Worcestershire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + generous benefits package
Posted: 5 hours ago
West Midlands
Hunter Macdonald Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
West Midlands
Hunter Macdonald Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands
Project People Ltd.
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester, Worcestershire
Sanctuary Housing Association
Salary: From £35,342 to £38,296 per annum 35 Hours Per Week
Posted: 2 days ago
Hereford and Worcester
Venn Group
Salary: £35000 - £38000 Per Annum 26 days holiday
Posted: 2 days ago
Hereford and Worcester
Venn Group
Salary: £35000 - £38000 Per Annum 26 days holiday
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + £5,500 car, 15% bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Oldbury, West Midlands (County)
CF Appointments
Salary: £38,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
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