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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
England / West Midlands
Rank 83 66 77
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +11
Permanent jobs citing WAN 144 193 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.02% 3.63% 3.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.39% 25.33% 22.89%
Number of salaries quoted 103 170 173
Median salary £45,000 £40,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +24.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,800 £25,375 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%

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
783 762 795
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.43% 14.32% 15.86%
Number of salaries quoted 632 659 708
Median salary £45,000 £41,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.75% +17.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,250 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,791 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 22 January 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -21 48 £46,000 +15.00% 12
Worcestershire +8 31 £39,000 -8.23% 2
Herefordshire - 27 £45,000 - 6
Staffordshire 0 9 £22,500 -14.28%
Shropshire -15 8 £37,500 -21.05% 2
West Bromwich +16 7 £38,750 +61.45%
Warwickshire -6 5 £35,000 -22.22% 3
Coventry -6 3 £35,500 -11.25% 1
Smethwick - 2 £17,500 -
Solihull -9 1 £45,000 +37.06% 4
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for WAN.

1 297 (76.35%) LAN
2 233 (59.90%) Cisco
3 208 (53.47%) Firewall
4 170 (43.70%) Cisco Certification
5 135 (34.70%) Windows
6 128 (32.90%) CCNA
7 121 (31.11%) Data Centre
8 109 (28.02%) VPN
9 106 (27.25%) ITIL
10 102 (26.22%) CCNP
11 92 (23.65%) Microsoft
12 86 (22.11%) VMware
13 85 (21.85%) DNS
14 84 (21.59%) Windows Server
15 83 (21.34%) HP
16 80 (20.57%) Active Directory
17 78 (20.05%) CheckPoint
18 77 (19.79%) DHCP
19 72 (18.51%) Network Security
20 65 (16.71%) OSPF
21 61 (15.68%) Service Delivery
22 59 (15.17%) Fortinet
23 58 (14.91%) MPLS
23 58 (14.91%) TCP/IP
24 56 (14.40%) Project Management
24 56 (14.40%) VLAN
25 54 (13.88%) F5
26 47 (12.08%) Cisco Nexus
26 47 (12.08%) VMware Infrastructure
26 47 (12.08%) Cisco ASA

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 46 (11.83%) MS Exchange
2 18 (4.63%) IIS
3 13 (3.34%) Exchange Server 2003
4 12 (3.08%) Apache
5 8 (2.06%) SharePoint
6 7 (1.80%) Skype for Business
7 6 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.51%) JBoss
9 2 (0.51%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.51%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.26%) CMS
10 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.26%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 37 (9.51%) MS Excel
2 21 (5.40%) MS Office
3 6 (1.54%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (3.86%) assyst
2 2 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.37%) Microsoft Azure
1 17 (4.37%) Office 365
2 12 (3.08%) Mimecast
3 9 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.29%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (1.03%) IaaS
5 4 (1.03%) PaaS
6 1 (0.26%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 297 (76.35%) LAN
2 208 (53.47%) Firewall
3 109 (28.02%) VPN
4 85 (21.85%) DNS
5 77 (19.79%) DHCP
6 72 (18.51%) Network Security
7 65 (16.71%) OSPF
8 58 (14.91%) MPLS
8 58 (14.91%) TCP/IP
9 56 (14.40%) VLAN
10 47 (12.08%) Cisco ASA
10 47 (12.08%) Cisco Nexus
11 44 (11.31%) VoIP
12 40 (10.28%) Wireless
13 37 (9.51%) SAN
14 36 (9.25%) DMVPN
15 34 (8.74%) Internet
16 32 (8.23%) Wi-Fi
17 30 (7.71%) Cisco IOS
18 29 (7.46%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (10.03%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.03%) MySQL
4 2 (0.51%) GIS
4 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.26%) Informix
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.26%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 33 (8.48%) Finance
2 24 (6.17%) Retail
2 24 (6.17%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.31%) Publishing
4 8 (2.06%) Legal
5 7 (1.80%) Marketing
6 5 (1.29%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.51%) Banking
7 2 (0.51%) French Language
7 2 (0.51%) German Language
8 1 (0.26%) Advertising
8 1 (0.26%) Automotive
8 1 (0.26%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 112 (28.79%) Network Engineer
2 49 (12.60%) Senior Network Engineer
3 42 (10.80%) Analyst
4 32 (8.23%) Architect
4 32 (8.23%) Cisco Engineer
4 32 (8.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 32 (8.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 27 (6.94%) Support Engineer
6 26 (6.68%) Network Analyst
7 22 (5.66%) Administrator
8 21 (5.40%) IT Engineer
9 17 (4.37%) Exchange Engineer
9 17 (4.37%) Network Security Engineer
9 17 (4.37%) Security Engineer
10 16 (4.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 16 (4.11%) IT Manager
10 16 (4.11%) Network Administrator
11 15 (3.86%) 3rd Line Support
11 15 (3.86%) IT Support
12 14 (3.60%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.86%) 802.1X
2 2 (0.51%) Web Services
3 1 (0.26%) .NET
3 1 (0.26%) EDI
3 1 (0.26%) Middleware
3 1 (0.26%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 121 (31.11%) Data Centre
2 29 (7.46%) Computer Science
3 11 (2.83%) Client/Server
3 11 (2.83%) Driving Licence
4 9 (2.31%) CMDB
5 8 (2.06%) PKI
6 7 (1.80%) Clustering
6 7 (1.80%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.80%) Virtual Team
7 5 (1.29%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.29%) FMCG
8 4 (1.03%) AS400
9 3 (0.77%) NHS
9 3 (0.77%) Replication
9 3 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.51%) EPoS
10 2 (0.51%) iPad
10 2 (0.51%) Life Science
10 2 (0.51%) Online Banking
10 2 (0.51%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 135 (34.70%) Windows
2 84 (21.59%) Windows Server
3 42 (10.80%) Linux
4 39 (10.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (6.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (6.17%) Unix
7 22 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (3.86%) Windows 7
9 13 (3.34%) Solaris
10 11 (2.83%) Windows 10
11 9 (2.31%) Windows 8
12 7 (1.80%) AIX
12 7 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.77%) Android
13 3 (0.77%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.51%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.26%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (27.25%) ITIL
2 61 (15.68%) Service Delivery
3 56 (14.40%) Project Management
4 44 (11.31%) Continuous Improvement
5 43 (11.05%) Presales
5 43 (11.05%) PRINCE2
6 34 (8.74%) Load Balancing
7 30 (7.71%) Mentoring
8 29 (7.46%) Disaster Recovery
8 29 (7.46%) Software Engineering
9 27 (6.94%) Change Management
9 27 (6.94%) High Availability
10 25 (6.43%) Service Management
11 24 (6.17%) ITIL V3
12 23 (5.91%) Network Management
12 23 (5.91%) Root Cause Analysis
13 22 (5.66%) Line Management
14 21 (5.40%) Network Design
15 20 (5.14%) Problem Management
16 19 (4.88%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (4.63%) C
1 18 (4.63%) SQL
2 9 (2.31%) PowerShell
3 7 (1.80%) Perl
4 3 (0.77%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 170 (43.70%) Cisco Certification
2 128 (32.90%) CCNA
3 102 (26.22%) CCNP
4 45 (11.57%) Degree
5 41 (10.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 37 (9.51%) ITIL Certification
6 37 (9.51%) Security Cleared
7 31 (7.97%) MCSE
8 29 (7.46%) CCIE
8 29 (7.46%) SC Cleared
9 16 (4.11%) MCSA
10 14 (3.60%) CCDA
11 11 (2.83%) CCDP
11 11 (2.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 10 (2.57%) CCSA
12 10 (2.57%) MCITP
13 9 (2.31%) CCIP
13 9 (2.31%) PMI Certification
13 9 (2.31%) PMP
13 9 (2.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (8.23%) SLA
2 18 (4.63%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 80 (20.57%) Active Directory
2 47 (12.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (5.66%) vSphere
4 18 (4.63%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.54%) XenApp
5 6 (1.54%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.77%) Postfix
6 3 (0.77%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.51%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.26%) Firmware
8 1 (0.26%) pfSense
8 1 (0.26%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 23 (5.91%) SCOM
2 21 (5.40%) Norton AntiVirus
3 10 (2.57%) Cisco CUCM
3 10 (2.57%) Cisco Prime
3 10 (2.57%) SCCM
4 9 (2.31%) Nagios
4 9 (2.31%) Tivoli
5 7 (1.80%) SCOrch
6 5 (1.29%) FortiGate
7 3 (0.77%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.77%) EdgeSight
8 2 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.26%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.26%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.26%) MAILsweeper
9 1 (0.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 233 (59.90%) Cisco
2 92 (23.65%) Microsoft
3 86 (22.11%) VMware
4 83 (21.34%) HP
5 78 (20.05%) CheckPoint
6 59 (15.17%) Fortinet
7 54 (13.88%) F5
8 37 (9.51%) Juniper
9 35 (9.00%) Brocade
10 28 (7.20%) Palo Alto
11 22 (5.66%) Huawei
12 21 (5.40%) Symantec
13 19 (4.88%) Citrix
14 17 (4.37%) Computacenter
15 16 (4.11%) Riverbed
16 15 (3.86%) Cyberoam
17 14 (3.60%) SolarWinds
18 11 (2.83%) Meraki
19 10 (2.57%) EMC
19 10 (2.57%) Veeam
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + 10% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
VIQU
Salary: £45k - 50k per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
Oscar
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum + Company + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Company + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwickshire
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £40000 per annum + Generous benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Herefordshire
360 Resourcing
Salary: £25k - 30k per year + Superb Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £25k - 30k per year + Superb Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 per annum + car
Posted: 4 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: £55K Basic + 10% Bonus + 7K Car + Excellent Benefits.
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: £55K Basic + 10% Bonus + 7K Car + Excellent Benefits.
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum Up to £55K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum Up to £55K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Nettitude
Posted: 6 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits 30% shift allowance, Car Allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: £55K Basic + 10% Bonus + 7K Car + Excellent Benefits.
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: £55K Basic + 10% Bonus + 7K Car + Excellent Benefits.
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Computacenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago