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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 72 94 78
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -16
Permanent jobs citing WAN 190 126 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.36% 2.34% 3.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.63% 14.57% 18.74%
Number of salaries quoted 175 108 124
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,375 £21,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -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
968 865 811
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.11% 16.09% 16.64%
Number of salaries quoted 788 717 645
Average salary £37,500 £37,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.35% -3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,383 £24,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +20 61 £38,500 -14.44% 10
Staffordshire +1 33 £29,500 +28.26% 4
Coventry +14 30 £43,116 -4.18% 8
Warwickshire +8 30 £27,850 -11.58% 3
Worcestershire -4 9 £18,000 -48.57% 1
Solihull +2 6 £29,000 +16.00% 1
Walsall -3 3 £20,000 -33.33%
Dudley - 3 £30,000 -
Shropshire -2 2 £45,000 +23.28% 1
Wolverhampton -7 2 £30,500 -4.47% 1
West Bromwich +1 1 £19,000 -46.09%
Herefordshire - 1 £40,000 -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 307 (85.99%) LAN
2 182 (50.98%) Windows
3 173 (48.46%) Cisco
4 155 (43.42%) Firewall
5 136 (38.10%) Cisco Certification
6 108 (30.25%) TCP/IP
7 105 (29.41%) Active Directory
8 103 (28.85%) CCNA
8 103 (28.85%) Microsoft
9 101 (28.29%) Citrix
10 98 (27.45%) Windows Server 2008
11 94 (26.33%) VMware
12 93 (26.05%) CCNP
13 90 (25.21%) VPN
14 83 (23.25%) Windows Server 2003
15 79 (22.13%) MS Exchange
16 70 (19.61%) MPLS
17 68 (19.05%) Internet
18 67 (18.77%) ITIL
19 65 (18.21%) MS Excel
20 62 (17.37%) Finance
21 61 (17.09%) HP
22 60 (16.81%) Windows 7
23 59 (16.53%) SAN
24 57 (15.97%) Microsoft Certification
25 55 (15.41%) DNS
25 55 (15.41%) Telecoms
26 53 (14.85%) Exchange Server 2010
27 52 (14.57%) Windows XP
28 51 (14.29%) CheckPoint

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 79 (22.13%) MS Exchange
2 53 (14.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 43 (12.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 22 (6.16%) Exchange Server 2007
5 17 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (3.92%) IIS
7 13 (3.64%) SharePoint
8 10 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (2.52%) Tomcat
10 6 (1.68%) Lync
11 3 (0.84%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.28%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 65 (18.21%) MS Excel
2 30 (8.40%) MS Office
3 3 (0.84%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.28%) S-PLUS
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.80%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.28%) SaaS
2 1 (0.28%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 307 (85.99%) LAN
2 155 (43.42%) Firewall
3 108 (30.25%) TCP/IP
4 90 (25.21%) VPN
5 70 (19.61%) MPLS
6 68 (19.05%) Internet
7 59 (16.53%) SAN
8 55 (15.41%) DNS
9 49 (13.73%) VoIP
10 44 (12.32%) DHCP
11 36 (10.08%) Network Security
12 31 (8.68%) VLAN
13 28 (7.84%) Cisco Nexus
14 27 (7.56%) Cisco ASA
15 26 (7.28%) OSPF
15 26 (7.28%) Wireless
16 20 (5.60%) BGP
16 20 (5.60%) IP Telephony
17 19 (5.32%) EIGRP
18 18 (5.04%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (8.12%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (1.40%) MySQL
6 3 (0.84%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (1.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.56%) MSI
3 1 (0.28%) ProC
General
1 62 (17.37%) Finance
2 55 (15.41%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.92%) Legal
4 8 (2.24%) Law
5 7 (1.96%) Banking
6 6 (1.68%) Retail
6 6 (1.68%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.56%) Marketing
8 1 (0.28%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 101 (28.29%) Analyst
2 80 (22.41%) Network Engineer
3 35 (9.80%) Support Engineer
3 35 (9.80%) Network Analyst
4 30 (8.40%) Service Analyst
5 28 (7.84%) Service Desk Analyst
5 28 (7.84%) Support Analyst
6 25 (7.00%) IT Support
7 20 (5.60%) 2nd Line Support
8 17 (4.76%) Administrator
8 17 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 15 (4.20%) Consultant
10 14 (3.92%) Systems Administrator
10 14 (3.92%) Desktop Support
11 13 (3.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 13 (3.64%) Senior Analyst
11 13 (3.64%) Infrastructure Manager
11 13 (3.64%) Security Engineer
12 12 (3.36%) Network Security Analyst
12 12 (3.36%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.64%) Web Services
2 10 (2.80%) CSS
3 8 (2.24%) .NET
4 7 (1.96%) XML
5 4 (1.12%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.64%) Blackberry
2 16 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.20%) Mathematics
4 14 (3.92%) PDA
5 9 (2.52%) Statistics
6 7 (1.96%) Replication
7 6 (1.68%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.40%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.40%) EqualLogic
8 5 (1.40%) FlexPod
9 4 (1.12%) CLARiiON
10 3 (0.84%) GIS
10 3 (0.84%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.84%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.84%) PMI
10 3 (0.84%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.56%) User Experience
11 2 (0.56%) iPhone
11 2 (0.56%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 182 (50.98%) Windows
2 98 (27.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 83 (23.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 60 (16.81%) Windows 7
5 52 (14.57%) Windows XP
6 36 (10.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 30 (8.40%) Windows 8
8 22 (6.16%) Linux
9 15 (4.20%) UNIX
10 12 (3.36%) Solaris
11 7 (1.96%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.40%) HPUX
12 5 (1.40%) VMS
13 4 (1.12%) AIX
13 4 (1.12%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.28%) SUSE
14 1 (0.28%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.28%) Android
14 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (18.77%) ITIL
2 31 (8.68%) Network Management
3 23 (6.44%) Network Monitoring
4 22 (6.16%) Service Delivery
5 20 (5.60%) Disaster Recovery
5 20 (5.60%) Load Balancing
6 18 (5.04%) Service Management
6 18 (5.04%) Performance Monitoring
7 17 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
7 17 (4.76%) Asset Management
8 16 (4.48%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (3.64%) Incident Management
9 13 (3.64%) Change Management
9 13 (3.64%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (3.64%) Coaching
10 12 (3.36%) Change Control
11 10 (2.80%) WAN Optimisation
11 10 (2.80%) PRINCE2
12 9 (2.52%) Project Management
13 8 (2.24%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 25 (7.00%) SQL
2 8 (2.24%) Shell Script
2 8 (2.24%) Korn
2 8 (2.24%) C
3 4 (1.12%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.12%) R
Qualifications
1 136 (38.10%) Cisco Certification
2 103 (28.85%) CCNA
3 93 (26.05%) CCNP
4 57 (15.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 36 (10.08%) MCSE
6 20 (5.60%) CCIE
7 18 (5.04%) Degree
8 15 (4.20%) MCP
9 14 (3.92%) CCIP
10 10 (2.80%) CCDP
10 10 (2.80%) CCSA
10 10 (2.80%) CCSE
11 9 (2.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (2.24%) Security Cleared
12 8 (2.24%) CCA
12 8 (2.24%) Citrix Certification
13 7 (1.96%) CCSP
13 7 (1.96%) CCDA
14 6 (1.68%) HND
15 5 (1.40%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (9.52%) SLA
2 8 (2.24%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.56%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 105 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 48 (13.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (10.64%) vSphere
4 37 (10.36%) XenApp
5 29 (8.12%) Hyper-V
6 25 (7.00%) VMware ESX
7 11 (3.08%) XenDesktop
8 8 (2.24%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (2.24%) Terminal Services
9 6 (1.68%) Terminal Server
9 6 (1.68%) vCloud
10 2 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.28%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.28%) SRDF
11 1 (0.28%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 26 (7.28%) SCCM
2 9 (2.52%) Backup Exec
3 6 (1.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (1.40%) MAILsweeper
4 5 (1.40%) EMC NetWorker
5 4 (1.12%) SCOM
5 4 (1.12%) Cisco UCCX
5 4 (1.12%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (0.84%) SolarWinds Orion
6 3 (0.84%) Cisco UCCE
6 3 (0.84%) XenMobile
6 3 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.84%) WSUS
7 2 (0.56%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (0.56%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.56%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 173 (48.46%) Cisco
2 103 (28.85%) Microsoft
3 101 (28.29%) Citrix
4 94 (26.33%) VMware
5 61 (17.09%) HP
6 51 (14.29%) CheckPoint
7 32 (8.96%) Juniper
8 31 (8.68%) NetApp
9 21 (5.88%) EMC
10 18 (5.04%) LANDesk
11 15 (4.20%) McAfee
12 14 (3.92%) IBM
13 13 (3.64%) CommVault
14 12 (3.36%) Apple
14 12 (3.36%) Remedy
14 12 (3.36%) Oracle
15 11 (3.08%) F5
16 10 (2.80%) Nortel
16 10 (2.80%) Symantec
17 9 (2.52%) Nokia
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Vertical IT
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + On-Call + Overtime
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus excellent benefits and bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Market Drayton, Shropshire
Culina Logistics
Salary: From £19,000 to £23,000 per annum + Bonus + On call allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £33000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £47000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
MBA Ltd
Salary: negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £56000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £27850 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 5 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Talent International
Salary: £35000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + Excellent
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Posted: 6 days ago