The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 70 80 88
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +8
Permanent jobs citing WAN 159 154 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.22% 3.07% 2.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.17% 18.36% 15.94%
Number of salaries quoted 129 139 72
Average salary £35,000 £30,500 £39,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.75% -22.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,500 £24,650
10% offered a salary of more than £48,800 £51,730 £64,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
751 839 690
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.19% 16.75% 14.74%
Number of salaries quoted 647 707 558
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
WAN
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +14 61 £31,250 -21.87% 4
Warwickshire 0 19 £35,000 +29.62% 2
Staffordshire -10 14 £27,000 -13.60%
Coventry -8 12 £38,026 +40.83% 2
Solihull +7 10 £37,500 +12.58% 1
Shropshire +11 9 £47,000 +60.68%
West Bromwich +4 7 £18,500 -54.87%
Worcestershire 0 7 £40,000 +23.07% 2
Herefordshire -7 3 £40,000 +33.33%
Walsall +3 2 £19,500 -13.33%
Sutton Coldfield -1 1 £22,000 -18.51% 1
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 278 (80.58%) LAN
2 185 (53.62%) Cisco
3 180 (52.17%) Windows
4 128 (37.10%) Firewall
5 121 (35.07%) Active Directory
6 111 (32.17%) VMware
7 93 (26.96%) Microsoft
8 91 (26.38%) Cisco Certification
9 79 (22.90%) TCP/IP
10 75 (21.74%) MS Exchange
11 74 (21.45%) Citrix
12 71 (20.58%) Windows Server 2008
13 70 (20.29%) VPN
14 65 (18.84%) Windows Server 2003
15 63 (18.26%) CCNA
16 61 (17.68%) Windows 7
17 54 (15.65%) VMware Infrastructure
17 54 (15.65%) Windows XP
18 50 (14.49%) Microsoft Certification
18 50 (14.49%) MPLS
19 49 (14.20%) MS Excel
19 49 (14.20%) DNS
19 49 (14.20%) Wireless
19 49 (14.20%) VLAN
20 48 (13.91%) SAN
20 48 (13.91%) HP
21 46 (13.33%) CCNP
21 46 (13.33%) CheckPoint
22 43 (12.46%) Cisco ASA
23 42 (12.17%) Internet

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 75 (21.74%) MS Exchange
2 26 (7.54%) Exchange Server 2003
3 24 (6.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 19 (5.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 12 (3.48%) IIS
7 8 (2.32%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.58%) Lync
9 2 (0.58%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.29%) Apache
10 1 (0.29%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.29%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.29%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 49 (14.20%) MS Excel
2 39 (11.30%) MS Office
3 2 (0.58%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.29%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (1.74%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.45%) Office 365
2 1 (0.29%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 278 (80.58%) LAN
2 128 (37.10%) Firewall
3 79 (22.90%) TCP/IP
4 70 (20.29%) VPN
5 50 (14.49%) MPLS
6 49 (14.20%) DNS
6 49 (14.20%) Wireless
6 49 (14.20%) VLAN
7 48 (13.91%) SAN
8 43 (12.46%) Cisco ASA
9 42 (12.17%) Internet
9 42 (12.17%) DHCP
10 41 (11.88%) VoIP
11 33 (9.57%) Cisco Nexus
12 22 (6.38%) Ethernet
13 21 (6.09%) Network Security
14 20 (5.80%) DMVPN
15 19 (5.51%) OSPF
16 17 (4.93%) BIG-IP
17 16 (4.64%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (8.99%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.87%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.29%) MySQL
6 1 (0.29%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 3 (0.87%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.29%) FogBugz
2 1 (0.29%) WinDbg
General
1 38 (11.01%) Telecoms
2 29 (8.41%) Finance
2 29 (8.41%) Advertising
3 11 (3.19%) Games
4 7 (2.03%) Law
5 6 (1.74%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.45%) Marketing
7 4 (1.16%) Retail
8 3 (0.87%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.58%) Banking
10 1 (0.29%) Back Office
10 1 (0.29%) Legal
10 1 (0.29%) Automotive
10 1 (0.29%) Publishing
10 1 (0.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 76 (22.03%) Analyst
2 36 (10.43%) Support Engineer
3 34 (9.86%) 2nd Line Support
4 29 (8.41%) Support Analyst
4 29 (8.41%) Network Engineer
5 25 (7.25%) IT Support
5 25 (7.25%) Network Analyst
6 22 (6.38%) Consultant
7 21 (6.09%) Architect
8 18 (5.22%) Infrastructure Manager
9 17 (4.93%) Senior Analyst
10 14 (4.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 14 (4.06%) Network Consultant
10 14 (4.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 14 (4.06%) Cisco Engineer
10 14 (4.06%) Senior Network Analyst
11 13 (3.77%) Desktop Support
12 12 (3.48%) Team Leader
13 11 (3.19%) Service Desk Analyst
13 11 (3.19%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.03%) Application Packaging
2 6 (1.74%) .NET
3 4 (1.16%) CSS
4 3 (0.87%) Web Services
5 2 (0.58%) XML
6 1 (0.29%) MSMQ
6 1 (0.29%) EDI
6 1 (0.29%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.96%) Blackberry
2 10 (2.90%) PDA
3 9 (2.61%) CLARiiON
3 9 (2.61%) Clustering
3 9 (2.61%) Enterprise Storage
3 9 (2.61%) CCTV
4 8 (2.32%) Smartphone
5 7 (2.03%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.74%) iPad
6 6 (1.74%) iPhone
6 6 (1.74%) Handset
7 5 (1.45%) Statistics
7 5 (1.45%) Mathematics
8 4 (1.16%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.87%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.87%) Replication
9 3 (0.87%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.58%) FlexPod
10 2 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.58%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 180 (52.17%) Windows
2 71 (20.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 65 (18.84%) Windows Server 2003
4 61 (17.68%) Windows 7
5 54 (15.65%) Windows XP
6 28 (8.12%) Windows 8
7 26 (7.54%) Linux
8 23 (6.67%) UNIX
9 19 (5.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (3.77%) HPUX
11 10 (2.90%) Solaris
11 10 (2.90%) AIX
12 8 (2.32%) Mac OS X
13 6 (1.74%) Apple iOS
13 6 (1.74%) Windows Phone 7
13 6 (1.74%) Windows Phone
13 6 (1.74%) Android
13 6 (1.74%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.58%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (11.59%) ITIL
2 31 (8.99%) Load Balancing
3 27 (7.83%) Incident Management
4 26 (7.54%) Service Delivery
4 26 (7.54%) Disaster Recovery
5 25 (7.25%) Project Management
6 24 (6.96%) Network Management
7 22 (6.38%) WAN Optimisation
8 21 (6.09%) Capacity Planning
9 19 (5.51%) Root Cause Analysis
9 19 (5.51%) Asset Management
10 16 (4.64%) Change Control
11 15 (4.35%) Service Management
12 14 (4.06%) Time Management
12 14 (4.06%) Change Management
12 14 (4.06%) PRINCE2
13 12 (3.48%) TOGAF
14 10 (2.90%) Network Design
15 9 (2.61%) Problem Management
16 8 (2.32%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 32 (9.28%) SQL
2 10 (2.90%) PowerShell
3 9 (2.61%) Python
3 9 (2.61%) VBScript
3 9 (2.61%) JavaScript
4 7 (2.03%) Perl
5 6 (1.74%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.58%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.29%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.29%) C
7 1 (0.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 91 (26.38%) Cisco Certification
2 63 (18.26%) CCNA
3 50 (14.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 46 (13.33%) CCNP
5 38 (11.01%) MCSE
6 31 (8.99%) Degree
7 30 (8.70%) Security Cleared
8 26 (7.54%) SC Cleared
9 16 (4.64%) MCITP
9 16 (4.64%) CCIE
9 16 (4.64%) MCP
10 10 (2.90%) MCTS
11 7 (2.03%) HND
12 6 (1.74%) CCSA
13 5 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 2 (0.58%) CCSP
16 2 (0.58%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.09%) SLA
2 7 (2.03%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.58%) COBIT
System Software
1 121 (35.07%) Active Directory
2 54 (15.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (5.51%) vSphere
4 16 (4.64%) XenApp
5 13 (3.77%) VMware ESX
6 12 (3.48%) Terminal Services
7 9 (2.61%) Terminal Server
7 9 (2.61%) Hyper-V
8 8 (2.32%) XenDesktop
9 7 (2.03%) VMware Server
10 5 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (1.16%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.58%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.29%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.29%) ProxySG
13 1 (0.29%) Xen
13 1 (0.29%) vCloud
13 1 (0.29%) UAG
Systems Management
1 17 (4.93%) SCCM
2 9 (2.61%) Norton AntiVirus
2 9 (2.61%) Backup Exec
3 7 (2.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (1.74%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (1.74%) SCOM
5 5 (1.45%) Control-M
5 5 (1.45%) SolarWinds Orion
5 5 (1.45%) ITRS Geneos
6 3 (0.87%) Cisco UCCE
6 3 (0.87%) HP SIM
6 3 (0.87%) XenMobile
7 2 (0.58%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.58%) WSUS
7 2 (0.58%) MAILsweeper
7 2 (0.58%) CiscoWorks
8 1 (0.29%) Netcool
8 1 (0.29%) Nagios
8 1 (0.29%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.29%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 185 (53.62%) Cisco
2 111 (32.17%) VMware
3 93 (26.96%) Microsoft
4 74 (21.45%) Citrix
5 48 (13.91%) HP
6 46 (13.33%) CheckPoint
7 33 (9.57%) F5
8 30 (8.70%) McAfee
9 29 (8.41%) Blue Coat
10 27 (7.83%) Fortinet
10 27 (7.83%) NetApp
11 22 (6.38%) Dell
12 21 (6.09%) EMC
13 20 (5.80%) IBM
13 20 (5.80%) Juniper
14 10 (2.90%) Symantec
14 10 (2.90%) Apple
14 10 (2.90%) Oracle
15 9 (2.61%) Sun
15 9 (2.61%) StorageTek
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Next Move IT
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 21 hours ago
Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Worcester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Health & Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
JTL
Salary: £25,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £18000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
West Midlands (County)
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago