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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 82 68 76
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +8
Permanent jobs citing WAN 168 160 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.16% 3.26% 3.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.43% 20.89% 18.25%
Number of salaries quoted 134 133 146
Average salary £33,750 £35,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.57% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £20,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £47,500 £54,760
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -
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
784 766 882
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.75% 15.59% 17.34%
Number of salaries quoted 662 663 750
Average salary £36,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,700
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.75%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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 -15 56 £45,000 +44.00% 7
Staffordshire +18 35 £26,250 -2.32% 3
Coventry -10 20 £27,500 -27.68% 2
Warwickshire -16 13 £42,000 +32.28% 3
Shropshire -3 12 £36,326 -22.71% 3
Solihull +1 10 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Worcestershire -2 8 £22,000 -39.31% 1
Dudley - 7 £29,000 -
Herefordshire +10 4 £20,750 -48.12% 2
Walsall +1 3 £30,500 +52.50%
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

1 290 (81.92%) LAN
2 185 (52.26%) Windows
3 160 (45.20%) Cisco
4 133 (37.57%) Firewall
5 120 (33.90%) Active Directory
6 118 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 111 (31.36%) Cisco Certification
8 96 (27.12%) VMware
9 92 (25.99%) VPN
10 84 (23.73%) Windows Server 2008
11 80 (22.60%) TCP/IP
12 73 (20.62%) CCNA
12 73 (20.62%) MS Exchange
13 71 (20.06%) Citrix
14 68 (19.21%) DNS
15 62 (17.51%) CCNP
16 60 (16.95%) VMware Infrastructure
17 58 (16.38%) ITIL
17 58 (16.38%) SQL Server
18 56 (15.82%) MPLS
19 53 (14.97%) Windows Server 2012
20 52 (14.69%) MS Excel
21 49 (13.84%) Windows Server 2003
22 48 (13.56%) MS Office
22 48 (13.56%) Hyper-V
23 47 (13.28%) Wireless
24 46 (12.99%) SQL
25 42 (11.86%) VoIP
25 42 (11.86%) SAN
25 42 (11.86%) Telecoms

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 (20.62%) MS Exchange
2 34 (9.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (7.34%) Exchange Server 2013
4 20 (5.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 18 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (3.11%) SharePoint
7 9 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (1.41%) Apache
9 3 (0.85%) IIS
9 3 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.28%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.28%) CMS
10 1 (0.28%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.28%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.28%) Lync
Applications
1 52 (14.69%) MS Excel
2 48 (13.56%) MS Office
3 7 (1.98%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.41%) MS Project
5 2 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.28%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (1.13%) MIS ActiveH
2 3 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.52%) Office 365
2 4 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.13%) SaaS
3 2 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.28%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 290 (81.92%) LAN
2 133 (37.57%) Firewall
3 92 (25.99%) VPN
4 80 (22.60%) TCP/IP
5 68 (19.21%) DNS
6 56 (15.82%) MPLS
7 47 (13.28%) Wireless
8 42 (11.86%) Network Security
8 42 (11.86%) SAN
8 42 (11.86%) VoIP
9 37 (10.45%) OSPF
9 37 (10.45%) BGP
10 33 (9.32%) DHCP
11 32 (9.04%) Cisco ASA
12 29 (8.19%) VLAN
12 29 (8.19%) EIGRP
12 29 (8.19%) Internet
13 23 (6.50%) Wi-Fi
14 21 (5.93%) Cisco IOS
15 17 (4.80%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (16.38%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.08%) SQL Server 2008
2 18 (5.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (2.26%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (1.69%) MySQL
7 4 (1.13%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 12 (3.39%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.56%) Subversion
3 1 (0.28%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.28%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.28%) MSI
3 1 (0.28%) Bugzilla
General
1 42 (11.86%) Telecoms
2 30 (8.47%) Finance
3 8 (2.26%) Manufacturing
4 6 (1.69%) Advertising
4 6 (1.69%) Games
5 4 (1.13%) Legal
6 3 (0.85%) Electronics
6 3 (0.85%) Marketing
6 3 (0.85%) Banking
6 3 (0.85%) Law
7 2 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.56%) Retail
8 1 (0.28%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 62 (17.51%) Network Engineer
2 49 (13.84%) Analyst
3 42 (11.86%) Support Engineer
4 27 (7.63%) Architect
5 26 (7.34%) 2nd Line Support
6 25 (7.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 20 (5.65%) Senior Network Engineer
8 18 (5.08%) Network Analyst
9 17 (4.80%) Field Engineer
10 15 (4.24%) Project Manager
10 15 (4.24%) Cisco Engineer
11 14 (3.95%) 3rd Line Support
12 12 (3.39%) Developer
12 12 (3.39%) Support Technician
12 12 (3.39%) Network Support
12 12 (3.39%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 11 (3.11%) Infrastructure Architect
13 11 (3.11%) Support Analyst
14 10 (2.82%) Technical Architect
14 10 (2.82%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.95%) .NET
2 13 (3.67%) CSS
2 13 (3.67%) XML
3 12 (3.39%) JSON
3 12 (3.39%) jQuery
4 9 (2.54%) HTML
4 9 (2.54%) .NET Framework
4 9 (2.54%) ASP.NET
5 8 (2.26%) DOM
5 8 (2.26%) EDI
5 8 (2.26%) LINQ
5 8 (2.26%) HTML5
5 8 (2.26%) Entity Framework
6 4 (1.13%) POCO
6 4 (1.13%) WAP
6 4 (1.13%) Ajax
6 4 (1.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 3 (0.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (0.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.50%) Blackberry
2 13 (3.67%) Management Information System
3 10 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (1.41%) Client/Server
4 5 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (1.13%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.13%) EqualLogic
6 3 (0.85%) GIS
6 3 (0.85%) Replication
6 3 (0.85%) Clustering
7 2 (0.56%) User Experience
8 1 (0.28%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.28%) Statistics
8 1 (0.28%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.28%) Physics
8 1 (0.28%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.28%) DTV
8 1 (0.28%) Social Media
8 1 (0.28%) iPad
8 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 185 (52.26%) Windows
2 84 (23.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 53 (14.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 49 (13.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 39 (11.02%) Windows 8
6 38 (10.73%) Windows XP
7 30 (8.47%) Linux
8 23 (6.50%) Windows 7
9 16 (4.52%) Apple iOS
10 9 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (2.54%) Windows Vista
11 6 (1.69%) Ubuntu
12 5 (1.41%) UNIX
13 4 (1.13%) Solaris
14 3 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.56%) VxWorks
16 1 (0.28%) CentOS
16 1 (0.28%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (16.38%) ITIL
2 40 (11.30%) Service Delivery
3 29 (8.19%) Project Management
4 26 (7.34%) Network Design
5 25 (7.06%) Disaster Recovery
6 22 (6.21%) Change Management
7 19 (5.37%) Stakeholder Management
7 19 (5.37%) Load Balancing
7 19 (5.37%) Change Control
8 17 (4.80%) Incident Management
9 16 (4.52%) Network Architecture
10 15 (4.24%) PRINCE2
11 14 (3.95%) Business Continuity
11 14 (3.95%) Network Monitoring
12 13 (3.67%) Configuration Management
12 13 (3.67%) Network Management
13 12 (3.39%) Capacity Planning
13 12 (3.39%) E-Commerce
14 11 (3.11%) Risk Management
14 11 (3.11%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 46 (12.99%) SQL
2 12 (3.39%) C#
2 12 (3.39%) JavaScript
3 8 (2.26%) T-SQL
3 8 (2.26%) VB.NET
4 5 (1.41%) PowerShell
4 5 (1.41%) PHP
5 4 (1.13%) VC++
5 4 (1.13%) C++
6 1 (0.28%) Java
6 1 (0.28%) Perl
6 1 (0.28%) PHP5
6 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 111 (31.36%) Cisco Certification
2 73 (20.62%) CCNA
3 62 (17.51%) CCNP
4 26 (7.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (5.37%) MCSE
6 15 (4.24%) Degree
7 13 (3.67%) Security Cleared
8 11 (3.11%) SC Cleared
8 11 (3.11%) CCSE
8 11 (3.11%) MCITP
9 8 (2.26%) CCSA
10 7 (1.98%) MCSA
10 7 (1.98%) CCIE
11 6 (1.69%) MCTS
11 6 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 5 (1.41%) JNCIA
12 5 (1.41%) CCDP
13 4 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (1.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (0.85%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.34%) SLA
2 17 (4.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (2.26%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.56%) QA
4 2 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 120 (33.90%) Active Directory
2 60 (16.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (13.56%) Hyper-V
4 21 (5.93%) vSphere
5 10 (2.82%) XenApp
6 9 (2.54%) Terminal Services
6 9 (2.54%) VMware ESX
7 7 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.13%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.85%) Terminal Server
9 3 (0.85%) vCloud
9 3 (0.85%) XenServer
10 1 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (2.54%) Nagios
2 5 (1.41%) SCCM
3 3 (0.85%) WSUS
4 1 (0.28%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.28%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (0.28%) Cacti
4 1 (0.28%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.28%) Plesk
4 1 (0.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.28%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (0.28%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 160 (45.20%) Cisco
2 118 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 96 (27.12%) VMware
4 71 (20.06%) Citrix
5 28 (7.91%) CheckPoint
6 26 (7.34%) Avaya
6 26 (7.34%) HP
7 22 (6.21%) Apple
8 20 (5.65%) Juniper
9 15 (4.24%) Dell
9 15 (4.24%) Fortinet
9 15 (4.24%) F5
10 12 (3.39%) NetApp
11 10 (2.82%) Brocade
12 9 (2.54%) SolarWinds
12 9 (2.54%) Nokia
12 9 (2.54%) Red Hat
13 8 (2.26%) Altova
13 8 (2.26%) DevExpress
14 7 (1.98%) Oracle
West Midlands
Capita Resourcing
Salary: attractive benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £62k basic + 10% Bonus + Benefits.
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £29000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 30k per year + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £38000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
NST Recruitment Limited
Salary: on call + car allowance + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £19000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £62k basic + 10% Bonus + Benefits.
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Xpertise Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 10 days ago
Shropshire
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £350.00 - £380.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
Allpay
Posted: 11 days ago
Telford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £22000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Worcestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Hereford
360 Resourcing
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Atherstone, Warwickshire
TNT Global IT
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago