Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 66 54
Rank change year-on-year -10 -12 -1
Permanent jobs citing WAN 124 157 226
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.49% 4.12% 4.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.70% 27.54% 30.58%
Number of salaries quoted 93 112 137
Birmingham median annual salary £52,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.25% - -13.98%
10th Percentile £26,750 £24,600 £21,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £62,375 £55,000
West Midlands median annual salary £43,250 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +15.33% - -8.54%

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 599 570 739
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.85% 14.96% 16.07%
Number of salaries quoted 407 433 479
Birmingham median annual salary £46,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.25% - -
10th Percentile £28,900 £25,750 £23,400
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +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 13 December 2018.

Salary histogram for WAN in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 98 (79.03%) LAN
2 93 (75.00%) Cisco
3 84 (67.74%) Firewall
4 68 (54.84%) ITIL
5 59 (47.58%) Data Centre
6 53 (42.74%) HP
7 47 (37.90%) OSPF
8 45 (36.29%) Cisco Certification
8 45 (36.29%) CheckPoint
9 44 (35.48%) Fortinet
10 37 (29.84%) VMware
11 35 (28.23%) VMware Infrastructure
12 34 (27.42%) Wireless
13 33 (26.61%) VPN
13 33 (26.61%) Network Management
14 32 (25.81%) CCNP
15 31 (25.00%) Microsoft
15 31 (25.00%) Windows
16 30 (24.19%) Service Delivery
17 28 (22.58%) Degree
18 27 (21.77%) Computer Science
18 27 (21.77%) Software Engineering
18 27 (21.77%) Hyper-V
18 27 (21.77%) ITIL Certification
18 27 (21.77%) Computer Science Degree
19 26 (20.97%) Self-Motivation
19 26 (20.97%) Citrix
19 26 (20.97%) VLAN
20 25 (20.16%) Juniper
20 25 (20.16%) MPLS

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 11 (8.87%) Skype for Business
2 8 (6.45%) CMS
3 4 (3.23%) IIS
3 4 (3.23%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (4.84%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (3.23%) JDE OneWorld
1 4 (3.23%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 21 (16.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (13.71%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.03%) SaaS
4 3 (2.42%) Office 365
5 2 (1.61%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 98 (79.03%) LAN
2 84 (67.74%) Firewall
3 47 (37.90%) OSPF
4 34 (27.42%) Wireless
5 33 (26.61%) VPN
6 26 (20.97%) VLAN
7 25 (20.16%) MPLS
8 24 (19.35%) BGP
9 21 (16.94%) Cisco ASA
10 14 (11.29%) SAN
11 13 (10.48%) RIP
12 11 (8.87%) Skype
12 11 (8.87%) TCP/IP
13 9 (7.26%) Cisco Firepower
13 9 (7.26%) Intrusion Detection
14 8 (6.45%) DEFINITY
14 8 (6.45%) Network Security
15 7 (5.65%) Cisco Nexus
15 7 (5.65%) DNS
15 7 (5.65%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.42%) Big Data
General
1 16 (12.90%) Finance
2 6 (4.84%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (33.06%) Network Engineer
2 27 (21.77%) Architect
3 18 (14.52%) Senior Network Engineer
4 15 (12.10%) Analyst
5 13 (10.48%) Technical Support
6 12 (9.68%) Technical Architect
7 10 (8.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 10 (8.06%) Network Architect
8 9 (7.26%) Network Systems Engineer
8 9 (7.26%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (7.26%) Systems Engineer
9 8 (6.45%) Telephony Analyst
10 7 (5.65%) IP Architect
11 6 (4.84%) Network Security Engineer
11 6 (4.84%) Security Engineer
12 5 (4.03%) Cisco Engineer
12 5 (4.03%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 5 (4.03%) Consultant
12 5 (4.03%) IT Manager
13 4 (3.23%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.23%) EDI
2 1 (0.81%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.81%) CGI
2 1 (0.81%) COM
2 1 (0.81%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 59 (47.58%) Data Centre
2 26 (20.97%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (7.26%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (6.45%) IVR
5 6 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.23%) Public Cloud
7 3 (2.42%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (2.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (2.42%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.61%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.81%) CMDB
9 1 (0.81%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.81%) iPad
9 1 (0.81%) iPhone
9 1 (0.81%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 31 (25.00%) Windows
2 15 (12.10%) Windows Server
3 5 (4.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.42%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.61%) Linux
6 2 (1.61%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.61%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.81%) Android
7 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.81%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.81%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (54.84%) ITIL
2 33 (26.61%) Network Management
3 30 (24.19%) Service Delivery
4 27 (21.77%) Computer Science
4 27 (21.77%) Software Engineering
5 22 (17.74%) Presales
6 18 (14.52%) Data Protection
6 18 (14.52%) Load Balancing
7 16 (12.90%) Mentoring
7 16 (12.90%) Project Management
7 16 (12.90%) Root Cause Analysis
8 15 (12.10%) Continuous Improvement
8 15 (12.10%) Service Management
9 14 (11.29%) ITIL V3
9 14 (11.29%) Line Management
10 13 (10.48%) Multi-Factor Authentication
11 12 (9.68%) IT Strategy
11 12 (9.68%) Network Virtualisation
11 12 (9.68%) PRINCE2
12 10 (8.06%) Due Diligence
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.84%) SQL
2 4 (3.23%) RPG
2 4 (3.23%) RPG IV
3 3 (2.42%) Bash Shell
3 3 (2.42%) Python
3 3 (2.42%) Ruby
4 1 (0.81%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.81%) R
Qualifications
1 45 (36.29%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (25.81%) CCNP
3 28 (22.58%) Degree
4 27 (21.77%) Computer Science Degree
4 27 (21.77%) ITIL Certification
5 14 (11.29%) CCNA
6 12 (9.68%) MCSE
6 12 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (6.45%) CCIE
7 8 (6.45%) SC Cleared
7 8 (6.45%) Security Cleared
8 6 (4.84%) JNCIE
9 4 (3.23%) CCDP
10 3 (2.42%) CCSE
10 3 (2.42%) CISSP
10 3 (2.42%) ISSAP
10 3 (2.42%) JNCIP
10 3 (2.42%) RHCE
10 3 (2.42%) RHCSA
10 3 (2.42%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (19.35%) SLA
2 19 (15.32%) GDPR
3 5 (4.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.61%) COBIT
4 2 (1.61%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 35 (28.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (21.77%) Hyper-V
3 22 (17.74%) Active Directory
4 12 (9.68%) Firmware
4 12 (9.68%) XenApp
4 12 (9.68%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.61%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 10 (8.06%) SCVMM
2 6 (4.84%) Nagios
3 5 (4.03%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (3.23%) QRadar
4 4 (3.23%) SCCM
4 4 (3.23%) Stealthwatch
5 2 (1.61%) SCOM
5 2 (1.61%) SmoothWall
6 1 (0.81%) CASB
6 1 (0.81%) vRealize
6 1 (0.81%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 93 (75.00%) Cisco
2 53 (42.74%) HP
3 45 (36.29%) CheckPoint
4 44 (35.48%) Fortinet
5 37 (29.84%) VMware
6 31 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 26 (20.97%) Citrix
8 25 (20.16%) Juniper
9 17 (13.71%) F5
10 15 (12.10%) Meraki
11 10 (8.06%) BMC
11 10 (8.06%) Brocade
11 10 (8.06%) NetApp
12 9 (7.26%) Avaya
12 9 (7.26%) Polycom
12 9 (7.26%) SolarWinds
13 7 (5.65%) Huawei
13 7 (5.65%) Palo Alto
14 6 (4.84%) Aruba
14 6 (4.84%) Draytek