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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 73 91 87
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -4
Permanent jobs citing WAN 202 124 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.51% 2.36% 2.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.11% 15.14% 15.55%
Number of salaries quoted 186 105 105
Average salary £32,750 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.76% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,450 £21,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,250 £50,000 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.89%
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
957 819 791
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.65% 15.59% 16.60%
Number of salaries quoted 793 668 643
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £24,383 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £55,000 £50,800
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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +18 68 £38,500 - 15
Staffordshire +5 35 £25,500 +2.00% 1
Warwickshire +10 31 £31,950 +6.50% 1
Coventry +20 30 £41,000 +33.33% 6
Solihull 0 9 £33,375 +45.10% 4
Worcestershire 0 7 £18,000 -48.57% 2
Dudley 0 4 £30,000 -33.33%
Walsall -1 4 £21,500 -28.33%
Shropshire -3 3 £45,000 +23.28% 1
Wolverhampton -11 2 £30,500 -6.35%
West Bromwich - 2 £19,000 -
Herefordshire - 1 £40,000 - 3
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 324 (89.50%) LAN
2 181 (50.00%) Cisco
3 175 (48.34%) Windows
4 165 (45.58%) Firewall
5 148 (40.88%) Cisco Certification
6 111 (30.66%) CCNA
7 109 (30.11%) TCP/IP
8 107 (29.56%) Active Directory
8 107 (29.56%) Microsoft
8 107 (29.56%) CCNP
9 102 (28.18%) Citrix
10 99 (27.35%) Windows Server 2008
11 96 (26.52%) VPN
11 96 (26.52%) VMware
12 76 (20.99%) MS Exchange
12 76 (20.99%) Windows Server 2003
13 74 (20.44%) MPLS
14 72 (19.89%) ITIL
15 68 (18.78%) MS Excel
16 66 (18.23%) Internet
17 65 (17.96%) SAN
18 63 (17.40%) Finance
19 62 (17.13%) HP
20 57 (15.75%) CheckPoint
21 53 (14.64%) VMware Infrastructure
21 53 (14.64%) Exchange Server 2010
22 52 (14.36%) Microsoft Certification
22 52 (14.36%) DNS
23 50 (13.81%) Telecoms
24 47 (12.98%) Windows 7

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (20.99%) MS Exchange
2 53 (14.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (9.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 21 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2007
5 17 (4.70%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (3.59%) SharePoint
7 11 (3.04%) IIS
8 10 (2.76%) Tomcat
9 9 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (1.66%) Lync
11 3 (0.83%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2000
13 1 (0.28%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 68 (18.78%) MS Excel
2 28 (7.73%) MS Office
3 5 (1.38%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.55%) MS Project
5 1 (0.28%) S-PLUS
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.76%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.28%) SaaS
2 1 (0.28%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 324 (89.50%) LAN
2 165 (45.58%) Firewall
3 109 (30.11%) TCP/IP
4 96 (26.52%) VPN
5 74 (20.44%) MPLS
6 66 (18.23%) Internet
7 65 (17.96%) SAN
8 52 (14.36%) DNS
9 46 (12.71%) VoIP
10 43 (11.88%) Network Security
11 39 (10.77%) DHCP
12 32 (8.84%) OSPF
12 32 (8.84%) Cisco Nexus
13 31 (8.56%) Cisco ASA
14 26 (7.18%) VLAN
14 26 (7.18%) BGP
15 23 (6.35%) EIGRP
16 19 (5.25%) Wireless
16 19 (5.25%) IPsec
17 15 (4.14%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (7.73%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (2.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (1.93%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (1.38%) MySQL
6 4 (1.10%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (1.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.55%) MSI
3 1 (0.28%) ProC
General
1 63 (17.40%) Finance
2 50 (13.81%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.59%) Legal
4 7 (1.93%) Law
5 6 (1.66%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.66%) Banking
6 5 (1.38%) Retail
7 1 (0.28%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 96 (26.52%) Analyst
1 96 (26.52%) Network Engineer
2 38 (10.50%) Support Engineer
3 34 (9.39%) Network Analyst
4 24 (6.63%) Support Analyst
4 24 (6.63%) IT Support
5 23 (6.35%) Service Analyst
6 21 (5.80%) Service Desk Analyst
7 20 (5.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 19 (5.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 16 (4.42%) Administrator
10 15 (4.14%) Consultant
11 14 (3.87%) Systems Administrator
11 14 (3.87%) 2nd Line Support
11 14 (3.87%) Security Engineer
12 13 (3.59%) Network Security Analyst
12 13 (3.59%) Network Security Engineer
12 13 (3.59%) Desktop Support
12 13 (3.59%) Security Analyst
13 12 (3.31%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.87%) Web Services
2 13 (3.59%) CSS
3 8 (2.21%) .NET
4 7 (1.93%) XML
5 4 (1.10%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.84%) Blackberry
2 14 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.59%) Mathematics
4 10 (2.76%) PDA
5 7 (1.93%) Replication
6 5 (1.38%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.38%) GIS
6 5 (1.38%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.38%) Statistics
6 5 (1.38%) EqualLogic
7 3 (0.83%) Thin Client
7 3 (0.83%) FlexPod
7 3 (0.83%) Fat Client
7 3 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (0.83%) Clustering
7 3 (0.83%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.83%) PMI
8 2 (0.55%) AS400
8 2 (0.55%) iPhone
8 2 (0.55%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 175 (48.34%) Windows
2 99 (27.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 76 (20.99%) Windows Server 2003
4 47 (12.98%) Windows 7
5 43 (11.88%) Windows XP
6 39 (10.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (7.73%) Windows 8
8 21 (5.80%) Linux
9 13 (3.59%) UNIX
10 10 (2.76%) Solaris
11 9 (2.49%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.38%) VMS
13 3 (0.83%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.55%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.55%) HPUX
15 1 (0.28%) AIX
15 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.28%) Android
15 1 (0.28%) SUSE
15 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (19.89%) ITIL
2 31 (8.56%) Network Management
3 29 (8.01%) Network Monitoring
4 22 (6.08%) Performance Monitoring
4 22 (6.08%) Load Balancing
5 20 (5.52%) Disaster Recovery
5 20 (5.52%) Capacity Planning
6 17 (4.70%) Service Delivery
6 17 (4.70%) Incident Management
7 16 (4.42%) Service Management
8 15 (4.14%) Change Control
9 14 (3.87%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (3.59%) Asset Management
11 12 (3.31%) Performance Tuning
12 11 (3.04%) Coaching
12 11 (3.04%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (2.76%) Change Management
13 10 (2.76%) PRINCE2
14 9 (2.49%) Project Management
15 8 (2.21%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (7.73%) SQL
2 9 (2.49%) Shell Script
2 9 (2.49%) Korn
2 9 (2.49%) C
3 5 (1.38%) PowerShell
3 5 (1.38%) R
Qualifications
1 148 (40.88%) Cisco Certification
2 111 (30.66%) CCNA
3 107 (29.56%) CCNP
4 52 (14.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 36 (9.94%) MCSE
6 20 (5.52%) CCIE
7 19 (5.25%) Degree
8 14 (3.87%) CCIP
8 14 (3.87%) CCDP
9 12 (3.31%) MCP
10 11 (3.04%) CCSA
10 11 (3.04%) CCSE
11 10 (2.76%) CCDA
11 10 (2.76%) Security Cleared
12 9 (2.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (1.93%) CCSP
13 7 (1.93%) CCA
13 7 (1.93%) Citrix Certification
14 6 (1.66%) MCSA
14 6 (1.66%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.18%) SLA
2 6 (1.66%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.55%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 107 (29.56%) Active Directory
2 53 (14.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (11.33%) vSphere
4 34 (9.39%) Hyper-V
4 34 (9.39%) XenApp
5 21 (5.80%) VMware ESX
6 10 (2.76%) XenDesktop
7 7 (1.93%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.93%) vCloud
8 5 (1.38%) Terminal Server
8 5 (1.38%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.28%) Xen
10 1 (0.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.28%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.28%) SRDF
10 1 (0.28%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (0.28%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 24 (6.63%) SCCM
2 8 (2.21%) Backup Exec
3 5 (1.38%) MAILsweeper
3 5 (1.38%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (1.10%) Cisco UCCX
4 4 (1.10%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.83%) WSUS
5 3 (0.83%) SCOM
5 3 (0.83%) FortiGate
5 3 (0.83%) SolarWinds Orion
5 3 (0.83%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (0.55%) XenMobile
6 2 (0.55%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.55%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.28%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 181 (50.00%) Cisco
2 107 (29.56%) Microsoft
3 102 (28.18%) Citrix
4 96 (26.52%) VMware
5 62 (17.13%) HP
6 57 (15.75%) CheckPoint
7 36 (9.94%) Juniper
8 28 (7.73%) NetApp
9 21 (5.80%) EMC
10 14 (3.87%) CommVault
10 14 (3.87%) Remedy
10 14 (3.87%) LANDesk
11 13 (3.59%) Apple
11 13 (3.59%) F5
11 13 (3.59%) Nokia
12 12 (3.31%) McAfee
12 12 (3.31%) Symantec
12 12 (3.31%) IBM
13 10 (2.76%) Oracle
14 9 (2.49%) Dell
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum £28k - £35k plus Pension + bonus + h
Posted: 11 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Next Move IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CGI
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £30,000 to £36,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Droitwich, Worcestershire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + car allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £60K basic + 5K Car Allow + Excellent bonus and Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £27500 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £38000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Bonuses & Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Accenture
Salary: From £25,000 to £31,000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago