Period
to 20 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 46 55
Rank change year-on-year -20 +9 +18
Permanent jobs citing WAN 162 245 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.21% 5.23% 4.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.50% 31.21% 22.24%
Number of salaries quoted 121 153 189
Birmingham median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -15.79% +23.38%
10th Percentile £25,500 £22,068 £30,950
90th Percentile £60,250 £54,730 £70,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% -11.76% +28.79%

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 589 785 760
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 15.32% 16.76% 19.19%
Number of salaries quoted 458 525 681
Birmingham median annual salary £40,125 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.31% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £23,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £61,250 £70,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

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 November 2017.

Salary histogram for WAN in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for WAN.

1 115 (70.99%) LAN
2 99 (61.11%) Firewall
3 94 (58.02%) Cisco
4 85 (52.47%) Cisco Certification
5 59 (36.42%) CCNA
6 58 (35.80%) Windows
7 54 (33.33%) CCNP
8 48 (29.63%) ITIL
9 44 (27.16%) CheckPoint
10 40 (24.69%) Microsoft
11 38 (23.46%) Windows Server
12 36 (22.22%) HP
13 35 (21.60%) Finance
14 34 (20.99%) Active Directory
14 34 (20.99%) OSPF
15 33 (20.37%) VMware
15 33 (20.37%) Data Centre
16 32 (19.75%) MPLS
17 30 (18.52%) Presales
18 29 (17.90%) Juniper
18 29 (17.90%) TCP/IP
19 28 (17.28%) VLAN
19 28 (17.28%) VMware Infrastructure
19 28 (17.28%) F5
20 27 (16.67%) Fortinet
20 27 (16.67%) VoIP
21 26 (16.05%) Wireless
21 26 (16.05%) Network Management
22 25 (15.43%) BGP
23 24 (14.81%) WLAN

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 24 (14.81%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (4.32%) IIS
4 6 (3.70%) CMS
5 4 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.47%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.62%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.62%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (8.64%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.23%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.85%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 21 (12.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (9.88%) Office 365
3 10 (6.17%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.47%) Mimecast
5 3 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 115 (70.99%) LAN
2 99 (61.11%) Firewall
3 34 (20.99%) OSPF
4 32 (19.75%) MPLS
5 29 (17.90%) TCP/IP
6 28 (17.28%) VLAN
7 27 (16.67%) VoIP
8 26 (16.05%) Wireless
9 25 (15.43%) BGP
10 24 (14.81%) WLAN
11 23 (14.20%) Network Security
11 23 (14.20%) VPN
12 21 (12.96%) DNS
13 19 (11.73%) DHCP
14 17 (10.49%) Cisco ASA
14 17 (10.49%) Wi-Fi
15 16 (9.88%) SAN
16 13 (8.02%) Cisco Wireless
16 13 (8.02%) IPsec
17 12 (7.41%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.73%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.94%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (3.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 35 (21.60%) Finance
2 24 (14.81%) Telecoms
3 13 (8.02%) Retail
4 7 (4.32%) Banking
5 4 (2.47%) Marketing
6 2 (1.23%) Billing
6 2 (1.23%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.62%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.62%) Law
7 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 53 (32.72%) Network Engineer
2 24 (14.81%) Senior Network Engineer
3 20 (12.35%) Analyst
4 14 (8.64%) 3rd Line Support
4 14 (8.64%) Cisco Engineer
4 14 (8.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 12 (7.41%) Consultant
5 12 (7.41%) Field Engineer
6 11 (6.79%) Architect
6 11 (6.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (6.79%) Integration Engineer
7 10 (6.17%) Support Analyst
8 8 (4.94%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 8 (4.94%) Network Analyst
8 8 (4.94%) Network Architect
8 8 (4.94%) Network Specialist
9 7 (4.32%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (3.70%) Project Manager
10 6 (3.70%) Service Analyst
10 6 (3.70%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.47%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.62%) COM
2 1 (0.62%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (20.37%) Data Centre
2 16 (9.88%) Computer Science
3 12 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (7.41%) Mobile Computing
4 8 (4.94%) Driving Licence
4 8 (4.94%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.23%) CCTV
6 2 (1.23%) Handset
6 2 (1.23%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.62%) CESG
7 1 (0.62%) Clustering
7 1 (0.62%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 58 (35.80%) Windows
2 38 (23.46%) Windows Server
3 19 (11.73%) Windows 7
4 17 (10.49%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (9.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (6.17%) Android
7 9 (5.56%) Windows 10
8 8 (4.94%) Linux
9 6 (3.70%) Unix
10 5 (3.09%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (2.47%) Apple iOS
11 4 (2.47%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (2.47%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.62%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.62%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (29.63%) ITIL
2 30 (18.52%) Presales
3 26 (16.05%) Network Management
4 24 (14.81%) Service Delivery
5 21 (12.96%) Project Management
6 20 (12.35%) Network Design
7 19 (11.73%) Line Management
8 18 (11.11%) Load Balancing
9 17 (10.49%) PRINCE2
10 16 (9.88%) Continuous Improvement
11 13 (8.02%) Disaster Recovery
11 13 (8.02%) Network Virtualisation
11 13 (8.02%) Software Engineering
12 12 (7.41%) Mentoring
12 12 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
13 11 (6.79%) Business Continuity
14 10 (6.17%) Contingency Planning
14 10 (6.17%) Service Management
15 9 (5.56%) Business Continuity Planning
15 9 (5.56%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 14 (8.64%) SQL
2 7 (4.32%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 85 (52.47%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (36.42%) CCNA
3 54 (33.33%) CCNP
4 17 (10.49%) Degree
5 16 (9.88%) Computer Science Degree
6 15 (9.26%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (6.79%) MCSE
7 11 (6.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (4.32%) CCIE
9 6 (3.70%) CCDP
10 3 (1.85%) CCIE Service Provider
10 3 (1.85%) DBS Check
10 3 (1.85%) Security Cleared
11 2 (1.23%) MCSA
11 2 (1.23%) SC Cleared
12 1 (0.62%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.62%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (11.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (5.56%) COBIT
2 9 (5.56%) SLA
3 4 (2.47%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.62%) GDPR
System Software
1 34 (20.99%) Active Directory
2 28 (17.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (9.88%) Hyper-V
4 9 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.62%) Firmware
5 1 (0.62%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 8 (4.94%) AirWatch
2 7 (4.32%) Cisco CUCM
3 6 (3.70%) SCVMM
4 5 (3.09%) QRadar
5 4 (2.47%) NetBackup
5 4 (2.47%) SCCM
5 4 (2.47%) WhatsUp Gold
5 4 (2.47%) WSUS
6 2 (1.23%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 94 (58.02%) Cisco
2 44 (27.16%) CheckPoint
3 40 (24.69%) Microsoft
4 36 (22.22%) HP
5 33 (20.37%) VMware
6 29 (17.90%) Juniper
7 28 (17.28%) F5
8 27 (16.67%) Fortinet
9 15 (9.26%) Brocade
10 12 (7.41%) SolarWinds
11 10 (6.17%) Palo Alto
12 8 (4.94%) SOTI
13 7 (4.32%) Citrix
13 7 (4.32%) Huawei
13 7 (4.32%) Sophos
14 6 (3.70%) BMC
15 5 (3.09%) EqualLogic
15 5 (3.09%) Symantec
15 5 (3.09%) Synology
15 5 (3.09%) Veeam