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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 68 49 76
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +27
Permanent jobs citing WAN 184 181 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.60% 4.40% 3.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.23% 25.53% 18.07%
Number of salaries quoted 168 125 132
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,650 £22,000 £25,200
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
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
792 709 808
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.50% 17.24% 17.12%
Number of salaries quoted 696 552 694
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £52,500
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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -13 64 £32,500 -12.16% 4
Staffordshire +5 32 £24,750 -1.00% 5
Warwickshire -9 20 £42,000 +68.00% 1
Coventry -12 20 £36,750 +9.65% 5
Solihull 0 15 £40,000 +23.07% 1
Shropshire -24 7 £30,500 -35.78% 4
Worcestershire -5 6 £32,750 -18.12% 4
Wolverhampton - 6 £27,250 -
West Bromwich +6 4 £58,500 -
Walsall +2 4 £25,000 -19.35%
Wednesbury - 2 £55,000 -
Herefordshire -10 1 £21,500 -46.25%
Dudley - 1 £27,000 -
Brierley Hill - 1 £31,500 -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 344 (87.53%) LAN
2 211 (53.69%) Windows
3 185 (47.07%) Cisco
4 169 (43.00%) Firewall
5 157 (39.95%) Cisco Certification
6 139 (35.37%) Active Directory
7 123 (31.30%) Microsoft
8 121 (30.79%) VPN
9 120 (30.53%) VMware
10 116 (29.52%) Windows Server 2008
11 109 (27.74%) CCNA
12 100 (25.45%) TCP/IP
13 99 (25.19%) CCNP
14 96 (24.43%) Citrix
15 86 (21.88%) MS Exchange
16 80 (20.36%) SAN
17 75 (19.08%) ITIL
18 70 (17.81%) DNS
18 70 (17.81%) VMware Infrastructure
19 67 (17.05%) SQL Server
20 66 (16.79%) Windows Server 2003
21 63 (16.03%) Windows Server 2012
22 61 (15.52%) MPLS
23 60 (15.27%) MS Excel
24 55 (13.99%) SQL
25 52 (13.23%) Exchange Server 2010
26 48 (12.21%) Hyper-V
26 48 (12.21%) Network Security
26 48 (12.21%) Telecoms
27 45 (11.45%) CheckPoint

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 86 (21.88%) MS Exchange
2 52 (13.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (6.11%) Exchange Server 2007
3 24 (6.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 22 (5.60%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (2.29%) SharePoint
7 8 (2.04%) IIS
8 6 (1.53%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.76%) Apache
10 2 (0.51%) Lync
11 1 (0.25%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.25%) CMS
11 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 60 (15.27%) MS Excel
2 44 (11.20%) MS Office
3 6 (1.53%) MS Project
3 6 (1.53%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.25%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.25%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.54%) Office 365
2 4 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.02%) SaaS
3 1 (0.25%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 344 (87.53%) LAN
2 169 (43.00%) Firewall
3 121 (30.79%) VPN
4 100 (25.45%) TCP/IP
5 80 (20.36%) SAN
6 70 (17.81%) DNS
7 61 (15.52%) MPLS
8 48 (12.21%) Network Security
9 44 (11.20%) DHCP
10 42 (10.69%) Internet
11 36 (9.16%) BGP
11 36 (9.16%) Wireless
12 35 (8.91%) OSPF
13 34 (8.65%) Cisco ASA
14 33 (8.40%) VoIP
15 28 (7.12%) EIGRP
16 23 (5.85%) Cisco Nexus
17 22 (5.60%) VLAN
17 22 (5.60%) Cisco PIX
18 21 (5.34%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (17.05%) SQL Server
2 31 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (6.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (3.82%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (3.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (2.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.53%) MySQL
8 4 (1.02%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.02%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 12 (3.05%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.51%) Subversion
3 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.25%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.25%) MSI
3 1 (0.25%) Bugzilla
General
1 48 (12.21%) Telecoms
2 41 (10.43%) Finance
3 8 (2.04%) Manufacturing
4 6 (1.53%) Advertising
5 5 (1.27%) Games
5 5 (1.27%) Banking
6 4 (1.02%) Law
7 3 (0.76%) Legal
7 3 (0.76%) Electronics
8 1 (0.25%) Back Office
8 1 (0.25%) Automotive
8 1 (0.25%) Retail
8 1 (0.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 89 (22.65%) Network Engineer
2 58 (14.76%) Analyst
3 48 (12.21%) Support Engineer
4 25 (6.36%) 2nd Line Support
5 24 (6.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 22 (5.60%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 21 (5.34%) Field Engineer
8 20 (5.09%) 3rd Line Support
8 20 (5.09%) Architect
9 19 (4.83%) Senior Network Engineer
10 15 (3.82%) Cisco Engineer
10 15 (3.82%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 13 (3.31%) IT Support
11 13 (3.31%) Administrator
11 13 (3.31%) Support Analyst
12 12 (3.05%) Developer
12 12 (3.05%) Network Analyst
13 11 (2.80%) Consultant
13 11 (2.80%) Infrastructure Architect
13 11 (2.80%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (6.11%) CSS
2 20 (5.09%) .NET
3 19 (4.83%) XML
4 12 (3.05%) JSON
4 12 (3.05%) jQuery
5 11 (2.80%) Web Services
6 9 (2.29%) ASP.NET
6 9 (2.29%) HTML
6 9 (2.29%) .NET Framework
7 8 (2.04%) LINQ
7 8 (2.04%) HTML5
7 8 (2.04%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 8 (2.04%) DOM
7 8 (2.04%) EDI
8 4 (1.02%) WAP
8 4 (1.02%) Ajax
8 4 (1.02%) POCO
8 4 (1.02%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 4 (1.02%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 3 (0.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.85%) Blackberry
2 14 (3.56%) Management Information System
3 12 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.04%) GIS
5 6 (1.53%) EqualLogic
6 5 (1.27%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.27%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.02%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.02%) Replication
8 3 (0.76%) Clustering
8 3 (0.76%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.51%) Statistics
9 2 (0.51%) User Experience
10 1 (0.25%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.25%) Physics
10 1 (0.25%) EPoS
10 1 (0.25%) DTV
10 1 (0.25%) iPhone
10 1 (0.25%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 211 (53.69%) Windows
2 116 (29.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 66 (16.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 63 (16.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (7.89%) Windows XP
6 29 (7.38%) Windows 8
7 28 (7.12%) Windows 7
7 28 (7.12%) Linux
8 16 (4.07%) Apple iOS
9 10 (2.54%) Solaris
10 7 (1.78%) UNIX
10 7 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (1.53%) Ubuntu
12 5 (1.27%) Windows Vista
12 5 (1.27%) Windows 2000 Server
12 5 (1.27%) VMS
13 2 (0.51%) VxWorks
13 2 (0.51%) Android
14 1 (0.25%) CentOS
14 1 (0.25%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (19.08%) ITIL
2 33 (8.40%) Service Delivery
2 33 (8.40%) Disaster Recovery
3 30 (7.63%) Incident Management
3 30 (7.63%) Network Monitoring
4 26 (6.62%) Change Control
5 24 (6.11%) Project Management
6 23 (5.85%) Capacity Planning
7 20 (5.09%) Network Management
8 19 (4.83%) Business Continuity
8 19 (4.83%) Network Design
9 18 (4.58%) Load Balancing
10 17 (4.33%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (4.07%) Network Architecture
11 16 (4.07%) Change Management
12 13 (3.31%) Configuration Management
12 13 (3.31%) Performance Tuning
13 11 (2.80%) PRINCE2
14 10 (2.54%) E-Commerce
14 10 (2.54%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 55 (13.99%) SQL
2 12 (3.05%) C#
2 12 (3.05%) JavaScript
3 8 (2.04%) T-SQL
3 8 (2.04%) VB.NET
4 6 (1.53%) C
4 6 (1.53%) Shell Script
4 6 (1.53%) Korn
5 5 (1.27%) PHP
5 5 (1.27%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.02%) VC++
6 4 (1.02%) C++
7 3 (0.76%) R
8 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.25%) PHP5
8 1 (0.25%) Java
8 1 (0.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 157 (39.95%) Cisco Certification
2 109 (27.74%) CCNA
3 99 (25.19%) CCNP
4 37 (9.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 32 (8.14%) MCSE
6 25 (6.36%) Degree
7 17 (4.33%) Security Cleared
8 15 (3.82%) SC Cleared
9 14 (3.56%) CCDP
10 12 (3.05%) CCIE
11 11 (2.80%) MCSA
11 11 (2.80%) CCSE
11 11 (2.80%) MCITP
12 10 (2.54%) CCSA
13 9 (2.29%) CCDA
14 7 (1.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 7 (1.78%) VCP4
14 7 (1.78%) CCIP
14 7 (1.78%) CCA
14 7 (1.78%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.09%) SLA
2 18 (4.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (2.04%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.25%) QA
4 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 139 (35.37%) Active Directory
2 70 (17.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (12.21%) Hyper-V
4 42 (10.69%) vSphere
5 20 (5.09%) XenApp
6 11 (2.80%) VMware ESX
7 9 (2.29%) vCloud
8 8 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (1.78%) Terminal Services
10 4 (1.02%) Terminal Server
10 4 (1.02%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.76%) XenServer
12 1 (0.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.25%) SRDF
12 1 (0.25%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 1 (0.25%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (2.80%) SCCM
2 9 (2.29%) Nagios
3 6 (1.53%) Backup Exec
4 5 (1.27%) MAILsweeper
4 5 (1.27%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.51%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (0.51%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.25%) WSUS
6 1 (0.25%) SCOM
6 1 (0.25%) Cacti
6 1 (0.25%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.25%) Plesk
6 1 (0.25%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 185 (47.07%) Cisco
2 123 (31.30%) Microsoft
3 120 (30.53%) VMware
4 96 (24.43%) Citrix
5 45 (11.45%) CheckPoint
6 43 (10.94%) HP
7 38 (9.67%) Juniper
8 28 (7.12%) NetApp
9 26 (6.62%) Avaya
10 20 (5.09%) Nokia
10 20 (5.09%) EMC
10 20 (5.09%) F5
11 19 (4.83%) Apple
12 18 (4.58%) Dell
13 15 (3.82%) Remedy
14 14 (3.56%) Fortinet
14 14 (3.56%) Oracle
15 11 (2.80%) CommVault
16 10 (2.54%) Brocade
16 10 (2.54%) Symantec
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum
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Telford
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