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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 76 89 60
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -29
Permanent jobs citing WAN 160 137 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.93% 2.47% 4.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.58% 15.43% 23.15%
Number of salaries quoted 143 121 161
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £21,500 £24,350
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
910 888 851
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.65% 16.00% 17.59%
Number of salaries quoted 742 769 669
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,200 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £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 2 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 2 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 +36 62 £41,750 +22.79% 7
Staffordshire -9 28 £25,000 -5.66% 3
Warwickshire -1 22 £27,850 -16.86% 2
Coventry +6 14 £44,000 -9.74% 2
Solihull -3 8 £33,500 +42.55%
Worcestershire -4 8 £18,000 -56.09%
Shropshire -6 3 £50,000 - 2
Dudley - 2 £30,000 -
Walsall - 1 £40,000 - 1
Herefordshire - 1 £40,000 -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 278 (85.28%) LAN
2 169 (51.84%) Windows
3 164 (50.31%) Cisco
4 133 (40.80%) Firewall
5 111 (34.05%) Cisco Certification
6 99 (30.37%) Microsoft
7 98 (30.06%) TCP/IP
8 94 (28.83%) Active Directory
9 89 (27.30%) Citrix
10 87 (26.69%) VMware
10 87 (26.69%) Windows Server 2008
11 83 (25.46%) CCNA
12 77 (23.62%) Windows Server 2003
13 75 (23.01%) CCNP
14 72 (22.09%) MS Exchange
15 71 (21.78%) VPN
16 67 (20.55%) MPLS
17 65 (19.94%) Windows 7
18 61 (18.71%) MS Excel
18 61 (18.71%) ITIL
19 56 (17.18%) Internet
20 55 (16.87%) Finance
21 54 (16.56%) HP
21 54 (16.56%) Windows XP
22 52 (15.95%) Microsoft Certification
23 51 (15.64%) Telecoms
24 49 (15.03%) DNS
25 48 (14.72%) VMware Infrastructure
26 44 (13.50%) Exchange Server 2010
26 44 (13.50%) VoIP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 72 (22.09%) MS Exchange
2 44 (13.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 44 (13.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (7.98%) Exchange Server 2007
4 15 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (3.99%) Exchange Server 2003
6 11 (3.37%) SharePoint
7 10 (3.07%) IIS
8 5 (1.53%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.53%) Lync
9 3 (0.92%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.31%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 61 (18.71%) MS Excel
2 30 (9.20%) MS Office
3 3 (0.92%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.45%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 278 (85.28%) LAN
2 133 (40.80%) Firewall
3 98 (30.06%) TCP/IP
4 71 (21.78%) VPN
5 67 (20.55%) MPLS
6 56 (17.18%) Internet
7 49 (15.03%) DNS
8 44 (13.50%) SAN
8 44 (13.50%) VoIP
9 39 (11.96%) DHCP
10 33 (10.12%) VLAN
11 32 (9.82%) Network Security
12 28 (8.59%) OSPF
13 26 (7.98%) Wireless
14 23 (7.06%) Cisco ASA
14 23 (7.06%) Cisco Nexus
15 21 (6.44%) IP Telephony
16 20 (6.13%) ADSL
17 18 (5.52%) BGP
17 18 (5.52%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (6.75%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.92%) MySQL
4 3 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (0.61%) MSI
2 1 (0.31%) ProC
General
1 55 (16.87%) Finance
2 51 (15.64%) Telecoms
3 14 (4.29%) Legal
4 9 (2.76%) Law
5 6 (1.84%) Retail
6 5 (1.53%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.53%) Banking
7 4 (1.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 101 (30.98%) Analyst
2 68 (20.86%) Network Engineer
3 39 (11.96%) Network Analyst
4 32 (9.82%) Service Analyst
5 30 (9.20%) Service Desk Analyst
6 28 (8.59%) Support Analyst
6 28 (8.59%) Support Engineer
7 20 (6.13%) IT Support
8 16 (4.91%) 2nd Line Support
9 14 (4.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 14 (4.29%) Consultant
9 14 (4.29%) Cisco Engineer
10 13 (3.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 13 (3.99%) Desktop Support
10 13 (3.99%) Senior Analyst
10 13 (3.99%) Security Engineer
11 12 (3.68%) Network Security Analyst
11 12 (3.68%) Network Security Engineer
11 12 (3.68%) Administrator
11 12 (3.68%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.15%) Web Services
2 5 (1.53%) CSS
3 4 (1.23%) .NET
3 4 (1.23%) XMPP
4 3 (0.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (12.27%) Blackberry
2 14 (4.29%) PDA
2 14 (4.29%) Mathematics
3 9 (2.76%) Statistics
4 8 (2.45%) Client/Server
4 8 (2.45%) CLARiiON
5 7 (2.15%) Replication
6 5 (1.53%) FlexPod
7 4 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.23%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.92%) PMI
8 3 (0.92%) Thin Client
8 3 (0.92%) CCTV
8 3 (0.92%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.92%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.61%) iPhone
9 2 (0.61%) iSeries
9 2 (0.61%) AS400
9 2 (0.61%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 169 (51.84%) Windows
2 87 (26.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 77 (23.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 65 (19.94%) Windows 7
5 54 (16.56%) Windows XP
6 30 (9.20%) Windows 8
7 25 (7.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (6.13%) Linux
9 15 (4.60%) UNIX
10 12 (3.68%) Solaris
11 9 (2.76%) HPUX
12 8 (2.45%) AIX
13 6 (1.84%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.92%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.31%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.31%) Android
15 1 (0.31%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.31%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (18.71%) ITIL
2 35 (10.74%) Network Management
3 26 (7.98%) Service Delivery
4 20 (6.13%) Disaster Recovery
4 20 (6.13%) Asset Management
5 18 (5.52%) Performance Monitoring
6 17 (5.21%) Network Monitoring
6 17 (5.21%) Service Management
7 15 (4.60%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (4.60%) Load Balancing
8 13 (3.99%) Change Management
8 13 (3.99%) Continuous Improvement
8 13 (3.99%) Coaching
9 12 (3.68%) Capacity Planning
9 12 (3.68%) Project Management
10 11 (3.37%) PRINCE2
11 10 (3.07%) ERP
12 9 (2.76%) Incident Management
13 8 (2.45%) Fault Management
13 8 (2.45%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (6.44%) SQL
2 4 (1.23%) Shell Script
2 4 (1.23%) Korn
2 4 (1.23%) C
3 2 (0.61%) R
4 1 (0.31%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 111 (34.05%) Cisco Certification
2 83 (25.46%) CCNA
3 75 (23.01%) CCNP
4 52 (15.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 28 (8.59%) MCSE
6 17 (5.21%) CCIE
7 15 (4.60%) MCP
7 15 (4.60%) Degree
8 10 (3.07%) CCSA
8 10 (3.07%) CCSE
8 10 (3.07%) CCIP
9 9 (2.76%) Security Cleared
10 6 (1.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (1.84%) HND
11 5 (1.53%) CCDP
11 5 (1.53%) MCITP
11 5 (1.53%) SC Cleared
12 4 (1.23%) CCA
12 4 (1.23%) Citrix Certification
13 3 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (9.20%) SLA
2 8 (2.45%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.61%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 94 (28.83%) Active Directory
2 48 (14.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (10.12%) XenApp
4 32 (9.82%) vSphere
5 25 (7.67%) VMware ESX
6 24 (7.36%) Hyper-V
7 13 (3.99%) XenDesktop
8 10 (3.07%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (3.07%) Terminal Services
9 5 (1.53%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.61%) vCloud
11 1 (0.31%) UAG
11 1 (0.31%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.31%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 28 (8.59%) SCCM
2 8 (2.45%) Backup Exec
2 8 (2.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (1.84%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (1.84%) Cisco CUCM
4 5 (1.53%) XenMobile
4 5 (1.53%) Cisco UCCX
5 4 (1.23%) Cisco UCCE
5 4 (1.23%) SCOM
6 3 (0.92%) SolarWinds Orion
6 3 (0.92%) WSUS
6 3 (0.92%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (0.92%) MAILsweeper
7 2 (0.61%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.61%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.31%) CiscoWorks
8 1 (0.31%) Netcool
Vendors
1 164 (50.31%) Cisco
2 99 (30.37%) Microsoft
3 89 (27.30%) Citrix
4 87 (26.69%) VMware
5 54 (16.56%) HP
6 44 (13.50%) CheckPoint
7 27 (8.28%) NetApp
8 23 (7.06%) Juniper
9 19 (5.83%) EMC
10 18 (5.52%) LANDesk
11 14 (4.29%) McAfee
12 13 (3.99%) IBM
13 12 (3.68%) Oracle
14 11 (3.37%) Apple
14 11 (3.37%) Fujitsu
15 9 (2.76%) Remedy
15 9 (2.76%) Sun
16 8 (2.45%) Intel
16 8 (2.45%) Nortel
16 8 (2.45%) Symantec
Cannock, Staffordshire
Computer People
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Talent International
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + life insurance
Posted: 9 hours ago
West Midlands
Vertical IT
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £27850 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £28000.00 - £30800.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £20000 per annum + car
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Car, Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Search Consultancy
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £44000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Accenture
Salary: From £31,500 to £39,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
NST Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £25,000 per annum £25K + shift allowance (£4K)+ perfor
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Salary: Competitive, Grade 7
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Legal Ombudsman
Salary: £ 46,3000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
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Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + Negotiable, DOE
Posted: 26 days ago