Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 65 49
Rank change year-on-year +8 -16 +27
Permanent jobs citing WAN 157 168 202
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.31% 4.08% 4.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.02% 26.67% 29.79%
Number of salaries quoted 90 92 186
Birmingham median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% - -
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £55,225 £66,250
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £39,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% -4.88% +20.59%

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 541 630 678
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 14.84% 15.31% 16.43%
Number of salaries quoted 352 414 584
Birmingham median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,025 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £59,625 £58,450
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year - +1.27% +5.33%

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 25 February 2018.

Salary histogram for WAN in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 121 (77.07%) LAN
2 94 (59.87%) Firewall
3 88 (56.05%) Cisco
4 80 (50.96%) Cisco Certification
5 78 (49.68%) ITIL
6 66 (42.04%) CheckPoint
7 57 (36.31%) Data Centre
8 56 (35.67%) Juniper
9 52 (33.12%) VMware
9 52 (33.12%) Fortinet
10 51 (32.48%) CCNP
11 50 (31.85%) Windows
12 43 (27.39%) CCNA
12 43 (27.39%) HP
12 43 (27.39%) VMware Infrastructure
13 42 (26.75%) MPLS
13 42 (26.75%) Presales
14 40 (25.48%) WLAN
15 39 (24.84%) Network Design
16 38 (24.20%) Active Directory
17 37 (23.57%) OSPF
17 37 (23.57%) Microsoft
18 36 (22.93%) Load Balancing
19 35 (22.29%) Windows Server
20 34 (21.66%) F5
21 33 (21.02%) SSL
22 32 (20.38%) VoIP
22 32 (20.38%) MS Exchange
23 31 (19.75%) PRINCE2
23 31 (19.75%) Service Delivery

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 32 (20.38%) MS Exchange
2 13 (8.28%) IIS
3 8 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (1.91%) Office Communications Server
4 3 (1.91%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (3.82%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 23 (14.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (9.55%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (7.64%) Office 365
4 4 (2.55%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 121 (77.07%) LAN
2 94 (59.87%) Firewall
3 42 (26.75%) MPLS
4 40 (25.48%) WLAN
5 37 (23.57%) OSPF
6 33 (21.02%) SSL
7 32 (20.38%) VoIP
8 30 (19.11%) Wireless
9 28 (17.83%) VLAN
10 24 (15.29%) VPN
11 22 (14.01%) Ethernet
11 22 (14.01%) SAN
12 20 (12.74%) TCP/IP
13 18 (11.46%) Cisco ASA
13 18 (11.46%) DNS
13 18 (11.46%) IPsec
14 17 (10.83%) BGP
14 17 (10.83%) Network Security
15 16 (10.19%) Cisco Wireless
15 16 (10.19%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (13.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.64%) Relational Database
General
1 27 (17.20%) Finance
2 15 (9.55%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.18%) Retail
4 3 (1.91%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.27%) Billing
5 2 (1.27%) Marketing
6 1 (0.64%) Legal
Job Titles
1 37 (23.57%) Network Engineer
2 29 (18.47%) Architect
3 25 (15.92%) Analyst
4 19 (12.10%) Senior Network Engineer
5 17 (10.83%) Security Architect
5 17 (10.83%) Security Solutions Architect
5 17 (10.83%) Solutions Architect
6 16 (10.19%) 3rd Line Support
6 16 (10.19%) Support Analyst
7 15 (9.55%) Consultant
7 15 (9.55%) Network Architect
8 13 (8.28%) Technical Support
9 12 (7.64%) Network Analyst
9 12 (7.64%) Network Support
10 11 (7.01%) Network Support Analyst
11 10 (6.37%) Technical Specialist
12 8 (5.10%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
12 8 (5.10%) Field Engineer
13 7 (4.46%) Cisco Engineer
13 7 (4.46%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.91%) XMPP
2 2 (1.27%) JSON
3 1 (0.64%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 57 (36.31%) Data Centre
2 19 (12.10%) Computer Science
3 14 (8.92%) Driving Licence
4 13 (8.28%) Cyberthreat
4 13 (8.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 7 (4.46%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (4.46%) Mobile Computing
6 5 (3.18%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.55%) FlexPod
7 4 (2.55%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.91%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.27%) CCTV
9 2 (1.27%) Clustering
9 2 (1.27%) Handset
9 2 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.27%) PKI
10 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.64%) iPhone
10 1 (0.64%) mPOS
10 1 (0.64%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 50 (31.85%) Windows
2 35 (22.29%) Windows Server
3 23 (14.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (7.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (3.82%) Android
5 6 (3.82%) Apple iOS
5 6 (3.82%) Windows 10
6 5 (3.18%) Linux
6 5 (3.18%) Unix
6 5 (3.18%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (1.91%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.64%) CentOS
8 1 (0.64%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.64%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.64%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.64%) Windows Phone 7
8 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (49.68%) ITIL
2 42 (26.75%) Presales
3 39 (24.84%) Network Design
4 36 (22.93%) Load Balancing
5 31 (19.75%) PRINCE2
5 31 (19.75%) Service Delivery
6 30 (19.11%) Project Management
7 26 (16.56%) ITIL V3
8 20 (12.74%) Network Management
9 19 (12.10%) Network Virtualisation
10 18 (11.46%) Business Continuity
10 18 (11.46%) Line Management
10 18 (11.46%) SIEM
11 17 (10.83%) Disaster Recovery
11 17 (10.83%) IT Strategy
11 17 (10.83%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (10.83%) Translating Business Requirements
12 15 (9.55%) Software Engineering
13 14 (8.92%) Vulnerability Management
14 13 (8.28%) Software Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.18%) SQL
2 2 (1.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 80 (50.96%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (32.48%) CCNP
3 43 (27.39%) CCNA
4 19 (12.10%) CCDP
4 19 (12.10%) Computer Science Degree
4 19 (12.10%) Degree
5 17 (10.83%) ITIL Certification
6 14 (8.92%) CISSP
7 13 (8.28%) CCSE
7 13 (8.28%) IISP
7 13 (8.28%) ISSAP
7 13 (8.28%) JNCIP
8 12 (7.64%) CCIE
8 12 (7.64%) MCSE
8 12 (7.64%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (4.46%) DBS Check
10 6 (3.82%) Check Point Certification
10 6 (3.82%) Security Cleared
11 3 (1.91%) CCIE Service Provider
11 3 (1.91%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (16.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (10.83%) COBIT
3 8 (5.10%) SLA
4 4 (2.55%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 43 (27.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (24.20%) Active Directory
3 21 (13.38%) VMware ESXi
4 19 (12.10%) Hyper-V
5 6 (3.82%) Firmware
6 4 (2.55%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.64%) Docker
7 1 (0.64%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 19 (12.10%) QRadar
2 8 (5.10%) SCVMM
3 5 (3.18%) WhatsUp Gold
4 4 (2.55%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (1.91%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (1.27%) AirWatch
6 2 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.27%) Puppet
7 1 (0.64%) Ansible
7 1 (0.64%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.64%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.64%) Packer
7 1 (0.64%) SCCM
7 1 (0.64%) SELinux
Vendors
1 88 (56.05%) Cisco
2 66 (42.04%) CheckPoint
3 56 (35.67%) Juniper
4 52 (33.12%) Fortinet
4 52 (33.12%) VMware
5 43 (27.39%) HP
6 37 (23.57%) Microsoft
7 34 (21.66%) F5
8 21 (13.38%) Brocade
9 20 (12.74%) SolarWinds
10 16 (10.19%) Sophos
11 14 (8.92%) Splunk
12 13 (8.28%) Forcepoint
12 13 (8.28%) IBM
12 13 (8.28%) LogRhythm
12 13 (8.28%) Tufin
13 11 (7.01%) Huawei
14 10 (6.37%) Citrix
14 10 (6.37%) Meraki
15 8 (5.10%) BMC