Period
to 20 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for WAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited WAN over the 6 months to 20 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 82 50
Rank change year-on-year +29 -32 +30
Permanent jobs citing WAN 174 118 211
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.66% 3.15% 4.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.38% 23.14% 33.18%
Number of salaries quoted 90 89 158
Birmingham median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £26,225 £21,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £57,500 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £39,000 £42,625 £40,000
% change year-on-year -8.50% +6.56% +11.11%

WAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 613 510 636
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.42% 13.62% 14.11%
Number of salaries quoted 369 369 510
Birmingham median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £23,950 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,750 £57,500 £60,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Birmingham

WAN
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WAN in Birmingham.

Salary trend for WAN in Birmingham

WAN
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Birmingham over the 6 months to 20 May 2018.

Salary histogram for WAN in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 May 2018, IT jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for WAN.

1 137 (78.74%) LAN
2 120 (68.97%) Cisco
3 113 (64.94%) ITIL
4 105 (60.34%) Firewall
5 99 (56.90%) Cisco Certification
6 98 (56.32%) CheckPoint
7 97 (55.75%) Data Centre
8 84 (48.28%) Fortinet
9 79 (45.40%) Juniper
10 75 (43.10%) CCNP
11 74 (42.53%) Presales
12 73 (41.95%) VMware
13 71 (40.80%) Load Balancing
14 70 (40.23%) HP
15 68 (39.08%) VMware Infrastructure
16 57 (32.76%) OSPF
17 54 (31.03%) Windows
17 54 (31.03%) Wireless
18 52 (29.89%) WLAN
18 52 (29.89%) SSL
18 52 (29.89%) F5
19 51 (29.31%) CCDP
20 50 (28.74%) VPN
21 49 (28.16%) Active Directory
21 49 (28.16%) MPLS
21 49 (28.16%) Network Design
22 46 (26.44%) VLAN
22 46 (26.44%) ITIL V3
23 45 (25.86%) SIEM
23 45 (25.86%) Network Security

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 31 (17.82%) MS Exchange
2 25 (14.37%) IIS
3 6 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.15%) JBoss
5 2 (1.15%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (1.15%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 31 (17.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (13.22%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.45%) Office 365
4 1 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 137 (78.74%) LAN
2 105 (60.34%) Firewall
3 57 (32.76%) OSPF
4 54 (31.03%) Wireless
5 52 (29.89%) SSL
5 52 (29.89%) WLAN
6 50 (28.74%) VPN
7 49 (28.16%) MPLS
8 46 (26.44%) VLAN
9 45 (25.86%) Network Security
10 36 (20.69%) Cisco Firepower
11 30 (17.24%) Ethernet
11 30 (17.24%) SAN
11 30 (17.24%) VoIP
12 29 (16.67%) TCP/IP
13 28 (16.09%) Cisco ASA
14 26 (14.94%) DHCP
14 26 (14.94%) DNS
14 26 (14.94%) IPsec
15 25 (14.37%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (16.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.57%) Relational Database
General
1 26 (14.94%) Finance
2 10 (5.75%) Retail
3 9 (5.17%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.87%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.72%) Legal
6 2 (1.15%) Marketing
7 1 (0.57%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 58 (33.33%) Architect
2 47 (27.01%) Solutions Architect
3 45 (25.86%) Security Architect
3 45 (25.86%) Security Solutions Architect
4 25 (14.37%) Analyst
4 25 (14.37%) Network Architect
5 22 (12.64%) Support Analyst
6 20 (11.49%) Consultant
6 20 (11.49%) Network Engineer
7 19 (10.92%) Network Analyst
7 19 (10.92%) Network Support
7 19 (10.92%) Network Support Analyst
7 19 (10.92%) Technical Support
8 16 (9.20%) Presales Solution Architect
9 15 (8.62%) Network Security Architect
10 14 (8.05%) Cisco Consultant
11 13 (7.47%) 3rd Line Support
11 13 (7.47%) Cisco Network Consultant
11 13 (7.47%) Network Consultant
12 11 (6.32%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.72%) COM
2 2 (1.15%) JSON
2 2 (1.15%) XMPP
3 1 (0.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 97 (55.75%) Data Centre
2 30 (17.24%) Cyberthreat
2 30 (17.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 29 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
4 20 (11.49%) Computer Science
4 20 (11.49%) Driving Licence
5 15 (8.62%) FlexPod
6 6 (3.45%) Mobile Computing
7 2 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.15%) Clustering
7 2 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.15%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.15%) PKI
7 2 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.57%) iPhone
8 1 (0.57%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.57%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.57%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.57%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 54 (31.03%) Windows
2 38 (21.84%) Windows Server
3 28 (16.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (7.47%) Linux
5 8 (4.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.87%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.15%) Android
7 2 (1.15%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.15%) CentOS
7 2 (1.15%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.57%) Unix
8 1 (0.57%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.57%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.57%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (64.94%) ITIL
2 74 (42.53%) Presales
3 71 (40.80%) Load Balancing
4 49 (28.16%) Network Design
5 46 (26.44%) ITIL V3
6 45 (25.86%) SIEM
7 37 (21.26%) PRINCE2
7 37 (21.26%) Service Delivery
8 33 (18.97%) Project Management
9 32 (18.39%) Network Management
10 30 (17.24%) Incident Management
10 30 (17.24%) Malware Detection/Protection
10 30 (17.24%) Software Optimisation
10 30 (17.24%) Vulnerability Management
11 23 (13.22%) Business Continuity
11 23 (13.22%) E-Commerce
11 23 (13.22%) Stakeholder Management
12 22 (12.64%) Disaster Recovery
12 22 (12.64%) IT Strategy
12 22 (12.64%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.30%) SQL
2 3 (1.72%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.57%) C
Qualifications
1 99 (56.90%) Cisco Certification
2 75 (43.10%) CCNP
3 51 (29.31%) CCDP
4 35 (20.11%) CCNA
5 25 (14.37%) CISSP
6 24 (13.79%) ITIL Certification
7 23 (13.22%) CCSE
7 23 (13.22%) IISP
7 23 (13.22%) ISSAP
7 23 (13.22%) JNCIP
8 20 (11.49%) Computer Science Degree
8 20 (11.49%) Degree
9 17 (9.77%) CCIE
10 6 (3.45%) Check Point Certification
11 5 (2.87%) DBS Check
11 5 (2.87%) MCITP
11 5 (2.87%) MCSE
11 5 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (1.72%) Security Cleared
13 2 (1.15%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (20.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (12.64%) COBIT
3 15 (8.62%) Cyber Essentials
4 12 (6.90%) SLA
5 1 (0.57%) GDPR
5 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 68 (39.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 49 (28.16%) Active Directory
3 29 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
4 21 (12.07%) Hyper-V
5 15 (8.62%) VMware NSX
6 12 (6.90%) Firmware
7 2 (1.15%) Squid
8 1 (0.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 36 (20.69%) QRadar
2 15 (8.62%) CASB
2 15 (8.62%) Cisco Prime
3 13 (7.47%) WhatsUp Gold
4 8 (4.60%) SCVMM
5 2 (1.15%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.15%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.15%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.15%) Puppet
5 2 (1.15%) SCCM
5 2 (1.15%) SELinux
6 1 (0.57%) Ansible
6 1 (0.57%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.57%) Packer
Vendors
1 120 (68.97%) Cisco
2 98 (56.32%) CheckPoint
3 84 (48.28%) Fortinet
4 79 (45.40%) Juniper
5 73 (41.95%) VMware
6 70 (40.23%) HP
7 52 (29.89%) F5
8 37 (21.26%) Microsoft
8 37 (21.26%) SolarWinds
9 30 (17.24%) Forcepoint
9 30 (17.24%) Tufin
10 29 (16.67%) Meraki
11 23 (13.22%) IBM
11 23 (13.22%) LogRhythm
11 23 (13.22%) Splunk
12 21 (12.07%) Sophos
13 19 (10.92%) Brocade
14 16 (9.20%) Aruba
15 15 (8.62%) Infoblox
15 15 (8.62%) Riverbed