Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 76 50
Rank change year-on-year +4 -26 +4
Permanent jobs citing WAN 131 150 243
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.59% 3.95% 5.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.09% 26.32% 31.44%
Number of salaries quoted 106 123 155
Birmingham median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% -21.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,000 £22,635
90th Percentile £76,875 £60,000 £52,838
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -11.76%

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 593 570 773
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.23% 15.02% 15.94%
Number of salaries quoted 420 438 533
Birmingham median annual salary £47,500 £40,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.28% +1.25% -4.76%
10th Percentile £26,200 £25,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £60,000 £61,250
West Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £38,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year +7.79% -1.28% +2.63%

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 17 October 2018.

Salary histogram for WAN in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 104 (79.39%) LAN
2 95 (72.52%) Cisco
3 84 (64.12%) Firewall
4 74 (56.49%) ITIL
5 73 (55.73%) Data Centre
6 63 (48.09%) Cisco Certification
7 55 (41.98%) CheckPoint
8 52 (39.69%) HP
8 52 (39.69%) Fortinet
9 49 (37.40%) CCNP
9 49 (37.40%) VMware
10 47 (35.88%) VMware Infrastructure
11 43 (32.82%) OSPF
12 41 (31.30%) Load Balancing
13 40 (30.53%) Presales
14 38 (29.01%) Network Management
14 38 (29.01%) VPN
15 37 (28.24%) Juniper
16 34 (25.95%) Active Directory
16 34 (25.95%) Windows
16 34 (25.95%) Wireless
17 32 (24.43%) MPLS
18 30 (22.90%) F5
19 29 (22.14%) Microsoft
20 28 (21.37%) Service Delivery
21 27 (20.61%) Microsoft Azure
22 25 (19.08%) ITIL Certification
23 24 (18.32%) Degree
23 24 (18.32%) VLAN
23 24 (18.32%) Meraki

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 13 (9.92%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.34%) CMS
2 7 (5.34%) IIS
3 3 (2.29%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (3.82%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (20.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (16.79%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.82%) SaaS
4 4 (3.05%) Office 365
5 2 (1.53%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 104 (79.39%) LAN
2 84 (64.12%) Firewall
3 43 (32.82%) OSPF
4 38 (29.01%) VPN
5 34 (25.95%) Wireless
6 32 (24.43%) MPLS
7 24 (18.32%) VLAN
8 23 (17.56%) Network Security
9 21 (16.03%) Cisco ASA
9 21 (16.03%) SAN
10 20 (15.27%) Cisco Firepower
10 20 (15.27%) SSL
11 16 (12.21%) BGP
11 16 (12.21%) TCP/IP
11 16 (12.21%) WLAN
12 14 (10.69%) Cisco Wireless
13 13 (9.92%) IPsec
13 13 (9.92%) VoIP
14 11 (8.40%) Cisco Nexus
15 10 (7.63%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.27%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.29%) Big Data
General
1 22 (16.79%) Finance
2 4 (3.05%) Retail
3 1 (0.76%) Aerospace
3 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (29.01%) Architect
2 26 (19.85%) Network Engineer
3 24 (18.32%) Solutions Architect
4 21 (16.03%) Analyst
5 20 (15.27%) Security Architect
5 20 (15.27%) Security Solutions Architect
6 15 (11.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 15 (11.45%) Technical Support
7 12 (9.16%) Consultant
7 12 (9.16%) Network Architect
7 12 (9.16%) Senior Network Engineer
8 11 (8.40%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
8 11 (8.40%) 3rd Line Support
8 11 (8.40%) Infrastructure Support
8 11 (8.40%) Support Analyst
9 10 (7.63%) Cisco Consultant
9 10 (7.63%) Cisco Network Consultant
9 10 (7.63%) Network Consultant
9 10 (7.63%) Technical Architect
10 9 (6.87%) Network Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.05%) COM
2 1 (0.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 73 (55.73%) Data Centre
2 23 (17.56%) Computer Science
3 21 (16.03%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (10.69%) Cyberthreat
4 14 (10.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 10 (7.63%) Driving Licence
6 7 (5.34%) IVR
7 5 (3.82%) FlexPod
8 3 (2.29%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.29%) Public Cloud
8 3 (2.29%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.53%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.76%) iPad
10 1 (0.76%) iPhone
10 1 (0.76%) Mobile Computing
10 1 (0.76%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.76%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 34 (25.95%) Windows
2 21 (16.03%) Windows Server
3 13 (9.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (5.34%) Linux
5 6 (4.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (3.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.29%) Windows 10
7 3 (2.29%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.76%) Android
8 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.76%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.76%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (56.49%) ITIL
2 41 (31.30%) Load Balancing
3 40 (30.53%) Presales
4 38 (29.01%) Network Management
5 28 (21.37%) Service Delivery
6 23 (17.56%) Software Engineering
7 21 (16.03%) PRINCE2
7 21 (16.03%) Project Management
8 20 (15.27%) ITIL V3
8 20 (15.27%) SIEM
9 19 (14.50%) Network Design
10 18 (13.74%) IT Strategy
11 16 (12.21%) Incident Management
12 14 (10.69%) Malware Detection/Protection
12 14 (10.69%) Software Optimisation
12 14 (10.69%) Vulnerability Management
13 13 (9.92%) Disaster Recovery
13 13 (9.92%) Mentoring
13 13 (9.92%) Network Architecture
13 13 (9.92%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.29%) Bash Shell
1 3 (2.29%) PowerShell
1 3 (2.29%) Python
1 3 (2.29%) Ruby
2 2 (1.53%) C
2 2 (1.53%) SQL
3 1 (0.76%) R
Qualifications
1 63 (48.09%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (37.40%) CCNP
3 25 (19.08%) ITIL Certification
4 24 (18.32%) Degree
5 23 (17.56%) Computer Science Degree
6 21 (16.03%) CCDP
7 19 (14.50%) CCNA
8 12 (9.16%) CCIE
9 7 (5.34%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (4.58%) CCSE
10 6 (4.58%) CISSP
10 6 (4.58%) IISP
10 6 (4.58%) ISSAP
10 6 (4.58%) JNCIE
10 6 (4.58%) JNCIP
10 6 (4.58%) MCSE
11 5 (3.82%) SC Cleared
11 5 (3.82%) Security Cleared
12 3 (2.29%) RHCE
12 3 (2.29%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (17.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (14.50%) SLA
3 14 (10.69%) GDPR
4 11 (8.40%) COBIT
5 6 (4.58%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (1.53%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 47 (35.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (25.95%) Active Directory
3 18 (13.74%) Hyper-V
4 13 (9.92%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (8.40%) Firmware
6 6 (4.58%) VMware NSX
7 3 (2.29%) XenApp
7 3 (2.29%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (12.21%) QRadar
2 10 (7.63%) Cisco Prime
2 10 (7.63%) WhatsUp Gold
3 8 (6.11%) SCVMM
4 6 (4.58%) CASB
4 6 (4.58%) Nagios
5 5 (3.82%) SCCM
6 4 (3.05%) Stealthwatch
7 2 (1.53%) SmoothWall
8 1 (0.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 95 (72.52%) Cisco
2 55 (41.98%) CheckPoint
3 52 (39.69%) Fortinet
3 52 (39.69%) HP
4 49 (37.40%) VMware
5 37 (28.24%) Juniper
6 30 (22.90%) F5
7 29 (22.14%) Microsoft
8 24 (18.32%) Meraki
9 22 (16.79%) SolarWinds
10 15 (11.45%) Citrix
11 14 (10.69%) Tufin
12 11 (8.40%) Forcepoint
13 10 (7.63%) Palo Alto
13 10 (7.63%) Tripwire
14 8 (6.11%) Avaya
14 8 (6.11%) BMC
14 8 (6.11%) Brocade
14 8 (6.11%) Sophos
15 7 (5.34%) McAfee