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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 79 83 55
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -28
Permanent jobs citing WAN 158 138 201
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.90% 2.53% 4.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.42% 15.70% 23.70%
Number of salaries quoted 140 122 165
Average salary £35,000 £32,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.87% -12.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £21,550 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
907 879 848
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.63% 16.11% 17.64%
Number of salaries quoted 737 758 669
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +40 63 £38,500 -2.53% 7
Staffordshire -11 28 £25,000 -5.66% 3
Warwickshire +3 20 £27,850 -16.86% 2
Coventry +7 13 £43,250 -13.50% 1
Solihull -5 9 £33,500 +34.00%
Worcestershire -8 7 £17,500 -57.31%
Shropshire -3 3 £50,000 - 1
Dudley - 2 £30,000 -
West Bromwich -1 1 £19,000 -46.09%
Herefordshire - 1 £40,000 -
Walsall - 1 £40,000 -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 273 (85.05%) LAN
2 167 (52.02%) Windows
3 162 (50.47%) Cisco
4 130 (40.50%) Firewall
5 108 (33.64%) Cisco Certification
6 99 (30.84%) Microsoft
7 96 (29.91%) TCP/IP
8 93 (28.97%) Active Directory
9 88 (27.41%) Citrix
10 87 (27.10%) Windows Server 2008
11 86 (26.79%) VMware
12 81 (25.23%) CCNA
13 78 (24.30%) Windows Server 2003
14 74 (23.05%) CCNP
15 73 (22.74%) MS Exchange
16 68 (21.18%) VPN
17 67 (20.87%) MPLS
18 65 (20.25%) Windows 7
19 62 (19.31%) MS Excel
20 59 (18.38%) ITIL
21 56 (17.45%) Internet
22 55 (17.13%) Windows XP
23 54 (16.82%) Finance
24 53 (16.51%) HP
25 50 (15.58%) Microsoft Certification
25 50 (15.58%) Telecoms
26 48 (14.95%) VMware Infrastructure
27 47 (14.64%) DNS
28 45 (14.02%) Exchange Server 2010
29 44 (13.71%) VoIP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 73 (22.74%) MS Exchange
2 45 (14.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 44 (13.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 27 (8.41%) Exchange Server 2007
5 15 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (4.36%) Exchange Server 2003
7 11 (3.43%) SharePoint
8 10 (3.12%) IIS
9 5 (1.56%) Lync
10 4 (1.25%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.93%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.31%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 62 (19.31%) MS Excel
2 30 (9.35%) MS Office
3 3 (0.93%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.49%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.31%) SaaS
2 1 (0.31%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 273 (85.05%) LAN
2 130 (40.50%) Firewall
3 96 (29.91%) TCP/IP
4 68 (21.18%) VPN
5 67 (20.87%) MPLS
6 56 (17.45%) Internet
7 47 (14.64%) DNS
8 44 (13.71%) VoIP
9 42 (13.08%) SAN
10 37 (11.53%) DHCP
11 32 (9.97%) VLAN
11 32 (9.97%) Network Security
12 28 (8.72%) OSPF
13 26 (8.10%) Wireless
14 21 (6.54%) IP Telephony
14 21 (6.54%) Cisco ASA
14 21 (6.54%) Cisco Nexus
15 19 (5.92%) ADSL
16 18 (5.61%) BGP
16 18 (5.61%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (6.85%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.18%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.93%) MySQL
4 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (0.62%) MSI
2 1 (0.31%) ProC
General
1 54 (16.82%) Finance
2 50 (15.58%) Telecoms
3 14 (4.36%) Legal
4 9 (2.80%) Law
5 6 (1.87%) Retail
6 5 (1.56%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.56%) Banking
7 4 (1.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 100 (31.15%) Analyst
2 66 (20.56%) Network Engineer
3 39 (12.15%) Network Analyst
4 31 (9.66%) Service Analyst
5 29 (9.03%) Service Desk Analyst
6 28 (8.72%) Support Analyst
7 27 (8.41%) Support Engineer
8 20 (6.23%) IT Support
9 16 (4.98%) 2nd Line Support
10 14 (4.36%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 14 (4.36%) Consultant
10 14 (4.36%) Cisco Engineer
11 13 (4.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 13 (4.05%) Desktop Support
11 13 (4.05%) Senior Analyst
11 13 (4.05%) Security Engineer
12 12 (3.74%) Network Security Analyst
12 12 (3.74%) Network Security Engineer
12 12 (3.74%) Administrator
12 12 (3.74%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.87%) Web Services
2 4 (1.25%) .NET
2 4 (1.25%) XMPP
3 3 (0.93%) CSS
3 3 (0.93%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (12.46%) Blackberry
2 14 (4.36%) PDA
3 13 (4.05%) Mathematics
4 9 (2.80%) Statistics
5 8 (2.49%) Client/Server
5 8 (2.49%) CLARiiON
6 7 (2.18%) Replication
7 5 (1.56%) FlexPod
8 4 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.25%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.93%) PMI
9 3 (0.93%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.93%) CCTV
9 3 (0.93%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.93%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.62%) iPhone
10 2 (0.62%) iSeries
10 2 (0.62%) AS400
10 2 (0.62%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 167 (52.02%) Windows
2 87 (27.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 78 (24.30%) Windows Server 2003
4 65 (20.25%) Windows 7
5 55 (17.13%) Windows XP
6 31 (9.66%) Windows 8
7 25 (7.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (5.92%) Linux
9 14 (4.36%) UNIX
10 11 (3.43%) Solaris
11 9 (2.80%) HPUX
12 8 (2.49%) AIX
13 6 (1.87%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.31%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.31%) Android
15 1 (0.31%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (18.38%) ITIL
2 35 (10.90%) Network Management
3 26 (8.10%) Service Delivery
4 20 (6.23%) Asset Management
5 19 (5.92%) Disaster Recovery
6 18 (5.61%) Performance Monitoring
7 17 (5.30%) Network Monitoring
7 17 (5.30%) Service Management
8 15 (4.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (4.67%) Load Balancing
9 13 (4.05%) Change Management
9 13 (4.05%) Continuous Improvement
10 12 (3.74%) Project Management
11 11 (3.43%) PRINCE2
11 11 (3.43%) Capacity Planning
12 10 (3.12%) ERP
13 8 (2.49%) Fault Management
13 8 (2.49%) Time Management
14 7 (2.18%) Incident Management
15 6 (1.87%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 21 (6.54%) SQL
2 3 (0.93%) Shell Script
2 3 (0.93%) Korn
2 3 (0.93%) C
3 2 (0.62%) R
4 1 (0.31%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 108 (33.64%) Cisco Certification
2 81 (25.23%) CCNA
3 74 (23.05%) CCNP
4 50 (15.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (8.41%) MCSE
6 17 (5.30%) CCIE
7 15 (4.67%) MCP
7 15 (4.67%) Degree
8 10 (3.12%) CCSA
8 10 (3.12%) CCSE
8 10 (3.12%) CCIP
9 9 (2.80%) Security Cleared
10 6 (1.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (1.87%) HND
11 5 (1.56%) MCITP
11 5 (1.56%) SC Cleared
12 4 (1.25%) CCDP
13 3 (0.93%) CCA
13 3 (0.93%) Citrix Certification
13 3 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (9.35%) SLA
2 8 (2.49%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.62%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 93 (28.97%) Active Directory
2 48 (14.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (10.28%) XenApp
4 30 (9.35%) vSphere
5 25 (7.79%) VMware ESX
6 24 (7.48%) Hyper-V
7 13 (4.05%) XenDesktop
8 10 (3.12%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (3.12%) Terminal Services
9 5 (1.56%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.31%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.31%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.31%) vCloud
11 1 (0.31%) UAG
Systems Management
1 28 (8.72%) SCCM
2 8 (2.49%) Backup Exec
2 8 (2.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (2.18%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (1.87%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (1.56%) XenMobile
5 5 (1.56%) Cisco UCCX
6 4 (1.25%) Cisco UCCE
6 4 (1.25%) SCOM
7 3 (0.93%) SolarWinds Orion
7 3 (0.93%) WSUS
7 3 (0.93%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (0.93%) MAILsweeper
8 2 (0.62%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.62%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (0.31%) CiscoWorks
9 1 (0.31%) Netcool
Vendors
1 162 (50.47%) Cisco
2 99 (30.84%) Microsoft
3 88 (27.41%) Citrix
4 86 (26.79%) VMware
5 53 (16.51%) HP
6 42 (13.08%) CheckPoint
7 25 (7.79%) NetApp
8 21 (6.54%) Juniper
9 19 (5.92%) EMC
10 18 (5.61%) LANDesk
11 14 (4.36%) McAfee
12 12 (3.74%) IBM
13 11 (3.43%) Oracle
13 11 (3.43%) Apple
13 11 (3.43%) Fujitsu
14 9 (2.80%) Sun
15 8 (2.49%) Intel
15 8 (2.49%) Nortel
15 8 (2.49%) StorageTek
15 8 (2.49%) Symantec
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