Period
to 22 April 2019

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 22 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
22 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 56 50 78
Rank change year-on-year -6 +28 -34
Permanent jobs citing WAN 145 176 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.61% 4.66% 3.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.45% 28.95% 23.78%
Number of salaries quoted 85 87 84
Birmingham median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% - -
10th Percentile £33,250 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £71,300 £60,000 £57,500
West Midlands median annual salary £43,250 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +15.33% -6.25% -2.44%

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 709 608 513
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 22.52% 16.11% 13.55%
Number of salaries quoted 457 364 360
Birmingham median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,375 £23,825 £26,250
90th Percentile £69,250 £64,625 £57,625
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 22 April 2019.

Salary histogram for WAN in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 April 2019, 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.

1 119 (82.07%) LAN
2 104 (71.72%) Cisco
3 103 (71.03%) Firewall
4 64 (44.14%) ITIL
5 61 (42.07%) Data Centre
6 53 (36.55%) HP
7 52 (35.86%) VMware
8 51 (35.17%) Windows
9 50 (34.48%) CheckPoint
9 50 (34.48%) OSPF
10 49 (33.79%) Fortinet
11 48 (33.10%) Cisco Certification
12 47 (32.41%) VMware Infrastructure
13 45 (31.03%) Wireless
14 38 (26.21%) CCNP
15 34 (23.45%) Active Directory
15 34 (23.45%) Hyper-V
16 32 (22.07%) Windows Server
17 31 (21.38%) Cisco ASA
17 31 (21.38%) VPN
18 30 (20.69%) Network Management
19 29 (20.00%) Load Balancing
20 28 (19.31%) Microsoft Azure
20 28 (19.31%) Microsoft
20 28 (19.31%) Citrix
21 27 (18.62%) SLA
22 24 (16.55%) SQL
22 24 (16.55%) Service Delivery
23 23 (15.86%) Change Management
23 23 (15.86%) F5

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 9 (6.21%) Skype for Business
2 7 (4.83%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.07%) IIS
4 2 (1.38%) JBoss
4 2 (1.38%) WildFly
5 1 (0.69%) CMS
5 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (4.14%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (10.34%) JDE OneWorld
2 4 (2.76%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (2.76%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 28 (19.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (13.10%) Office 365
4 2 (1.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 119 (82.07%) LAN
2 103 (71.03%) Firewall
3 50 (34.48%) OSPF
4 45 (31.03%) Wireless
5 31 (21.38%) Cisco ASA
5 31 (21.38%) VPN
6 21 (14.48%) MPLS
7 20 (13.79%) VLAN
8 15 (10.34%) FTP
9 11 (7.59%) BGP
9 11 (7.59%) EIGRP
10 10 (6.90%) DNS
10 10 (6.90%) SAN
11 9 (6.21%) Intelligent Network
11 9 (6.21%) Network Security
11 9 (6.21%) Skype
12 7 (4.83%) DHCP
12 7 (4.83%) RIP
13 5 (3.45%) Cisco Firepower
14 4 (2.76%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.03%) SQL Server
General
1 20 (13.79%) Telecoms
2 15 (10.34%) Finance
3 11 (7.59%) Back Office
4 8 (5.52%) Retail
5 2 (1.38%) Billing
6 1 (0.69%) Law
6 1 (0.69%) Military
Job Titles
1 42 (28.97%) Network Engineer
2 21 (14.48%) Architect
3 18 (12.41%) Senior Network Engineer
4 12 (8.28%) Analyst
5 11 (7.59%) Network Specialist
5 11 (7.59%) Technical Specialist
5 11 (7.59%) Technical Support
6 10 (6.90%) Network Architect
6 10 (6.90%) Technical Architect
7 9 (6.21%) IT Engineer
8 7 (4.83%) Consultant
8 7 (4.83%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (4.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (4.14%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (3.45%) Senior IT Engineer
11 4 (2.76%) IT Support Engineer
11 4 (2.76%) Network Analyst
11 4 (2.76%) Network Systems Engineer
11 4 (2.76%) Operations Analyst
11 4 (2.76%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.34%) EDI
2 11 (7.59%) EDIFACT
2 11 (7.59%) XML
3 3 (2.07%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.38%) LDAP
5 1 (0.69%) COM
5 1 (0.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 61 (42.07%) Data Centre
2 18 (12.41%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (7.59%) iSeries
4 7 (4.83%) Virtual Team
5 6 (4.14%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (4.14%) Private Cloud
5 6 (4.14%) Public Cloud
6 5 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.76%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.76%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (2.07%) Blackberry
8 3 (2.07%) CMDB
8 3 (2.07%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.38%) Clustering
9 2 (1.38%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.38%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.38%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.69%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.69%) IVR
10 1 (0.69%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 51 (35.17%) Windows
2 32 (22.07%) Windows Server
3 11 (7.59%) Unix
4 10 (6.90%) Linux
4 10 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (4.83%) Windows 7
6 6 (4.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.07%) Windows 10
7 3 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.38%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (44.14%) ITIL
2 30 (20.69%) Network Management
3 29 (20.00%) Load Balancing
4 24 (16.55%) Service Delivery
5 23 (15.86%) Change Management
5 23 (15.86%) Presales
6 21 (14.48%) Project Management
7 20 (13.79%) Network Virtualisation
8 19 (13.10%) Computer Science
8 19 (13.10%) Software Engineering
9 16 (11.03%) ERP
9 16 (11.03%) Line Management
9 16 (11.03%) Service Management
10 15 (10.34%) B2B
11 13 (8.97%) PRINCE2
12 12 (8.28%) Continuous Improvement
12 12 (8.28%) Data Protection
13 11 (7.59%) B2C
13 11 (7.59%) Data Validation
13 11 (7.59%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 24 (16.55%) SQL
2 15 (10.34%) RPG
2 15 (10.34%) RPG IV
3 8 (5.52%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.38%) Java
5 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 48 (33.10%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (26.21%) CCNP
3 22 (15.17%) CCNA
4 21 (14.48%) ITIL Certification
5 20 (13.79%) Degree
6 19 (13.10%) Computer Science Degree
7 14 (9.66%) SC Cleared
7 14 (9.66%) Security Cleared
8 11 (7.59%) MCSE
8 11 (7.59%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (4.14%) CCIE
10 4 (2.76%) CCDA
10 4 (2.76%) MCP
11 3 (2.07%) JNCIS
11 3 (2.07%) MCDST
12 2 (1.38%) MCITP
12 2 (1.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.69%) CCDP
13 1 (0.69%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.69%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (18.62%) SLA
2 13 (8.97%) GDPR
3 3 (2.07%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.07%) QA
4 1 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 47 (32.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (23.45%) Active Directory
2 34 (23.45%) Hyper-V
3 11 (7.59%) Firmware
4 9 (6.21%) VMware NSX
5 8 (5.52%) XenApp
5 8 (5.52%) XenDesktop
6 6 (4.14%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (4.14%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (2.07%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.38%) NLBS
8 2 (1.38%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (6.21%) SCVMM
2 8 (5.52%) SCCM
3 3 (2.07%) WSUS
4 1 (0.69%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.69%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.69%) QRadar
4 1 (0.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 104 (71.72%) Cisco
2 53 (36.55%) HP
3 52 (35.86%) VMware
4 50 (34.48%) CheckPoint
5 49 (33.79%) Fortinet
6 28 (19.31%) Citrix
6 28 (19.31%) Microsoft
7 23 (15.86%) F5
8 19 (13.10%) Juniper
9 17 (11.72%) Meraki
10 15 (10.34%) IFS
10 15 (10.34%) JD Edwards
11 14 (9.66%) Palo Alto
12 12 (8.28%) Aruba
13 9 (6.21%) BMC
13 9 (6.21%) Brocade
13 9 (6.21%) NetApp
14 7 (4.83%) SolarWinds
15 6 (4.14%) IBM
15 6 (4.14%) Veeam