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 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 62 41 73
Rank change year-on-year -21 +32  
Permanent jobs citing WAN 64 120 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.50% 5.09% 2.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.33% 33.06% 18.68%
Number of salaries quoted 43 80 38
Median salary £40,000 £43,399 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.83% +17.29%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,100 £32,000 £22,350
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £65,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

WAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 263 363 273
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 14.38% 15.41% 15.64%
Number of salaries quoted 206 289 231
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing WAN as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for WAN in Birmingham

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for WAN.

1 109 (79.56%) LAN
2 85 (62.04%) Firewall
3 78 (56.93%) Cisco
4 57 (41.61%) ITIL
5 53 (38.69%) Data Centre
6 48 (35.04%) CheckPoint
7 44 (32.12%) Service Delivery
8 43 (31.39%) HP
8 43 (31.39%) Cisco Certification
9 41 (29.93%) OSPF
10 36 (26.28%) Fortinet
11 35 (25.55%) Windows
11 35 (25.55%) VPN
12 34 (24.82%) Root Cause Analysis
13 33 (24.09%) Continuous Improvement
14 31 (22.63%) Degree
14 31 (22.63%) ITIL Certification
15 30 (21.90%) CCNP
15 30 (21.90%) CCNA
16 29 (21.17%) Network Management
17 27 (19.71%) Computer Science
17 27 (19.71%) Software Engineering
18 25 (18.25%) Mentoring
19 24 (17.52%) Network Security
19 24 (17.52%) Microsoft
20 22 (16.06%) Change Management
21 20 (14.60%) Active Directory
21 20 (14.60%) MPLS
22 19 (13.87%) Change Control
23 18 (13.14%) Telecoms

WAN
Top Related 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 3 (2.19%) IBM Notes
1 3 (2.19%) MS Exchange
1 3 (2.19%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (0.73%) IIS
2 1 (0.73%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (8.03%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.19%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (7.30%) Office 365
3 5 (3.65%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.92%) SaaS
5 1 (0.73%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 109 (79.56%) LAN
2 85 (62.04%) Firewall
3 41 (29.93%) OSPF
4 35 (25.55%) VPN
5 24 (17.52%) Network Security
6 20 (14.60%) MPLS
7 17 (12.41%) BGP
8 15 (10.95%) VoIP
8 15 (10.95%) Wi-Fi
9 14 (10.22%) Internet
9 14 (10.22%) VLAN
10 12 (8.76%) Wireless
11 11 (8.03%) WLAN
12 10 (7.30%) SSL
13 9 (6.57%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (6.57%) IPsec
14 8 (5.84%) Cisco Nexus
14 8 (5.84%) DNS
14 8 (5.84%) SSH
14 8 (5.84%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.19%) SQL Server
General
1 18 (13.14%) Telecoms
2 11 (8.03%) Finance
3 5 (3.65%) Marketing
3 5 (3.65%) Retail
4 2 (1.46%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.73%) Banking
5 1 (0.73%) Electronics
5 1 (0.73%) French Language
5 1 (0.73%) German Language
5 1 (0.73%) Polish Language
5 1 (0.73%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 53 (38.69%) Network Engineer
2 28 (20.44%) Senior Network Engineer
3 15 (10.95%) Analyst
3 15 (10.95%) Architect
4 9 (6.57%) Cisco Engineer
4 9 (6.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 9 (6.57%) Service Architect
4 9 (6.57%) Voice Architect
5 8 (5.84%) Network Analyst
5 8 (5.84%) Network Security Engineer
5 8 (5.84%) Project Manager
5 8 (5.84%) Security Engineer
5 8 (5.84%) Support Engineer
6 7 (5.11%) Technical Manager
7 5 (3.65%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (3.65%) Network Specialist
7 5 (3.65%) Programme Manager
7 5 (3.65%) Service Manager
7 5 (3.65%) Technical Services Manager
8 4 (2.92%) IT Manager
Miscellaneous
1 53 (38.69%) Data Centre
2 27 (19.71%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.38%) Driving Licence
5 5 (3.65%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (3.65%) Virtual Team
6 4 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.19%) EPoS
7 3 (2.19%) FMCG
8 2 (1.46%) NHS
9 1 (0.73%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.73%) Handset
9 1 (0.73%) Life Science
9 1 (0.73%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 35 (25.55%) Windows
2 17 (12.41%) Windows Server
3 9 (6.57%) Windows 7
4 6 (4.38%) Linux
4 6 (4.38%) Windows 10
4 6 (4.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (3.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.92%) AIX
6 4 (2.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.92%) Solaris
6 4 (2.92%) Unix
6 4 (2.92%) Windows 8
7 3 (2.19%) Android
7 3 (2.19%) Apple iOS
7 3 (2.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.73%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (41.61%) ITIL
2 44 (32.12%) Service Delivery
3 34 (24.82%) Root Cause Analysis
4 33 (24.09%) Continuous Improvement
5 29 (21.17%) Network Management
6 27 (19.71%) Software Engineering
7 25 (18.25%) Mentoring
8 22 (16.06%) Change Management
9 19 (13.87%) Change Control
10 17 (12.41%) Presales
11 14 (10.22%) PRINCE2
11 14 (10.22%) Project Management
12 12 (8.76%) Problem Management
12 12 (8.76%) Project Planning
13 11 (8.03%) Customer Requirements
14 9 (6.57%) Service Management
15 7 (5.11%) ITIL V3
15 7 (5.11%) Risk Management
16 6 (4.38%) Load Balancing
16 6 (4.38%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.65%) SQL
2 4 (2.92%) Perl
2 4 (2.92%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.46%) C
Qualifications
1 43 (31.39%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (22.63%) Degree
2 31 (22.63%) ITIL Certification
3 30 (21.90%) CCNA
3 30 (21.90%) CCNP
4 9 (6.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (5.11%) MCSE
5 7 (5.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (3.65%) CCDP
7 4 (2.92%) Security Cleared
8 3 (2.19%) CCDA
9 2 (1.46%) CCIE
10 1 (0.73%) CCSE
10 1 (0.73%) CISSP
10 1 (0.73%) IISP
10 1 (0.73%) ISSAP
10 1 (0.73%) JNCIP
10 1 (0.73%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.11%) SLA
2 1 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.73%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (14.60%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.19%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.46%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.46%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.46%) XenApp
5 1 (0.73%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.73%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.73%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (3.65%) SCCM
1 5 (3.65%) SCOM
2 4 (2.92%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.73%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (0.73%) QRadar
3 1 (0.73%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 78 (56.93%) Cisco
2 48 (35.04%) CheckPoint
3 43 (31.39%) HP
4 36 (26.28%) Fortinet
5 24 (17.52%) Microsoft
6 16 (11.68%) VMware
7 10 (7.30%) Avaya
7 10 (7.30%) Palo Alto
8 9 (6.57%) Juniper
9 8 (5.84%) Huawei
10 7 (5.11%) Computacenter
10 7 (5.11%) F5
10 7 (5.11%) Mitel
11 5 (3.65%) Aruba
11 5 (3.65%) Brocade
11 5 (3.65%) Citrix
12 4 (2.92%) Aerohive Networks
12 4 (2.92%) Extreme Networks
12 4 (2.92%) Red Hat
12 4 (2.92%) Sourcefire
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