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

Wide Area Network (WAN)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
22 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 50 81 63
Rank change year-on-year +31 -18 -12
Permanent jobs citing WAN 124 126 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.63% 3.48% 4.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.80% 21.54% 27.75%
Number of salaries quoted 115 96 121
Birmingham median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +31.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £34,550 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £73,125 £60,250
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%

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 446 585 591
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.67% 16.16% 15.35%
Number of salaries quoted 369 403 454
Birmingham median annual salary £47,500 £46,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.15% +16.25% -
10th Percentile £26,850 £27,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £61,250
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year +8.43% +6.41% +1.30%

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 November 2019.

Salary histogram for WAN in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 115 (92.74%) LAN
2 102 (82.26%) Firewall
3 98 (79.03%) Cisco
4 72 (58.06%) CheckPoint
5 62 (50.00%) OSPF
6 56 (45.16%) HP
7 54 (43.55%) Fortinet
8 50 (40.32%) Cisco Certification
9 35 (28.23%) ITIL
10 34 (27.42%) CCNP
11 33 (26.61%) Wireless
12 32 (25.81%) Data Centre
13 31 (25.00%) Network Management
14 27 (21.77%) Root Cause Analysis
14 27 (21.77%) Cisco ASA
15 26 (20.97%) Mentoring
16 24 (19.35%) Microsoft
17 23 (18.55%) VPN
17 23 (18.55%) Juniper
18 22 (17.74%) CCIE
18 22 (17.74%) Azure
19 21 (16.94%) Network Design
19 21 (16.94%) Continuous Improvement
19 21 (16.94%) Office 365
19 21 (16.94%) CCNA
19 21 (16.94%) Windows
19 21 (16.94%) Service Delivery
20 19 (15.32%) Network Security
21 17 (13.71%) CCDP
22 16 (12.90%) Active Directory

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 (7.26%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.23%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.61%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.81%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (5.65%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 22 (17.74%) Azure
2 21 (16.94%) Office 365
3 8 (6.45%) AWS
4 3 (2.42%) IaaS
4 3 (2.42%) PaaS
4 3 (2.42%) SaaS
5 1 (0.81%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 115 (92.74%) LAN
2 102 (82.26%) Firewall
3 62 (50.00%) OSPF
4 33 (26.61%) Wireless
5 27 (21.77%) Cisco ASA
6 23 (18.55%) VPN
7 19 (15.32%) Network Security
8 13 (10.48%) Wi-Fi
9 12 (9.68%) BGP
9 12 (9.68%) DNS
10 11 (8.87%) DHCP
11 9 (7.26%) MPLS
11 9 (7.26%) VLAN
12 8 (6.45%) EIGRP
12 8 (6.45%) TCP/IP
13 7 (5.65%) SAN
14 6 (4.84%) HSRP
14 6 (4.84%) IPsec
15 5 (4.03%) VRRP
16 4 (3.23%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 8 (6.45%) Finance
2 6 (4.84%) Public Sector
3 5 (4.03%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.23%) Retail
5 3 (2.42%) Banking
6 2 (1.61%) Law
7 1 (0.81%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 44 (35.48%) Network Engineer
2 29 (23.39%) Senior Network Engineer
3 27 (21.77%) Network Specialist
3 27 (21.77%) Technical Specialist
4 11 (8.87%) Team Leader
5 9 (7.26%) Architect
5 9 (7.26%) Lead Network Engineer
5 9 (7.26%) Network Team Leader
6 8 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (5.65%) Cisco Engineer
7 7 (5.65%) Network Architect
7 7 (5.65%) Principal Engineer
7 7 (5.65%) Support Engineer
7 7 (5.65%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (4.03%) Analyst
8 5 (4.03%) IT Engineer
8 5 (4.03%) Network Systems Engineer
9 4 (3.23%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (2.42%) Consultant
10 3 (2.42%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.81%) COM
1 1 (0.81%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 32 (25.81%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.65%) Virtual Team
3 3 (2.42%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (2.42%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.42%) Private Cloud
3 3 (2.42%) Public Cloud
3 3 (2.42%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (1.61%) CCTV
4 2 (1.61%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.61%) User Experience
4 2 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.81%) AS400
5 1 (0.81%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.81%) Fibre Optics
5 1 (0.81%) Internet of Things
5 1 (0.81%) iSeries
5 1 (0.81%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 21 (16.94%) Windows
2 14 (11.29%) Windows Server
3 10 (8.06%) Linux
3 10 (8.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (5.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.23%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.61%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.61%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.81%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (28.23%) ITIL
2 31 (25.00%) Network Management
3 27 (21.77%) Root Cause Analysis
4 26 (20.97%) Mentoring
5 21 (16.94%) Continuous Improvement
5 21 (16.94%) Network Design
5 21 (16.94%) Service Delivery
6 16 (12.90%) Presales
7 15 (12.10%) Capacity Planning
8 14 (11.29%) Network Architecture
9 12 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 12 (9.68%) Project Management
10 11 (8.87%) Capacity Management
11 10 (8.06%) Load Balancing
12 9 (7.26%) Technical Leadership
13 8 (6.45%) Change Management
14 7 (5.65%) Cybersecurity
14 7 (5.65%) Line Management
15 6 (4.84%) Service Management
16 5 (4.03%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.03%) PowerShell
1 5 (4.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (40.32%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (27.42%) CCNP
3 22 (17.74%) CCIE
4 21 (16.94%) CCNA
5 17 (13.71%) CCDP
6 15 (12.10%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (8.87%) CCDA
8 6 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (4.03%) MCSE
10 2 (1.61%) CISSP
10 2 (1.61%) ISEB
11 1 (0.81%) CEH
11 1 (0.81%) CISMP
11 1 (0.81%) Degree
11 1 (0.81%) MCITP
11 1 (0.81%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.81%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (4.03%) COBIT
3 4 (3.23%) SLA
4 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (12.90%) Active Directory
2 13 (10.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.84%) XenApp
4 4 (3.23%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.42%) BitLocker
5 3 (2.42%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.42%) VMware NSX
6 2 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.81%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.81%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 1 (0.81%) vSphere
7 1 (0.81%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (4.03%) Cacti
2 4 (3.23%) SCCM
3 3 (2.42%) Icinga
3 3 (2.42%) Nagios
4 2 (1.61%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.61%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.81%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.81%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.81%) QRadar
5 1 (0.81%) WSUS
Vendors
1 98 (79.03%) Cisco
2 72 (58.06%) CheckPoint
3 56 (45.16%) HP
4 54 (43.55%) Fortinet
5 24 (19.35%) Microsoft
6 23 (18.55%) Juniper
7 15 (12.10%) F5
7 15 (12.10%) Palo Alto
7 15 (12.10%) VMware
8 13 (10.48%) Mitel
9 11 (8.87%) Avaya
9 11 (8.87%) Meraki
10 9 (7.26%) Citrix
11 8 (6.45%) SolarWinds
12 5 (4.03%) Aruba
12 5 (4.03%) Dell
12 5 (4.03%) Forcepoint
12 5 (4.03%) Huawei
12 5 (4.03%) SonicWALL
13 4 (3.23%) IBM