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 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 56 51
Rank change year-on-year -4 -5  
Permanent jobs citing WAN 77 93 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.98% 3.98% 4.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.60% 28.62% 20.34%
Number of salaries quoted 70 60 69
Median salary £45,000 £36,250 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +24.13% -16.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £26,198 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £57,500 £62,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - -5.88%  

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 279 325 413
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 14.43% 13.89% 20.54%
Number of salaries quoted 211 250 367
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -3.40%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,150 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

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 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for WAN in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 115 (82.14%) LAN
2 86 (61.43%) Cisco
3 74 (52.86%) Firewall
4 57 (40.71%) Cisco Certification
5 45 (32.14%) CCNP
6 42 (30.00%) CCNA
6 42 (30.00%) Windows
7 38 (27.14%) ITIL
8 37 (26.43%) OSPF
8 37 (26.43%) Wi-Fi
9 35 (25.00%) VPN
9 35 (25.00%) Data Centre
10 33 (23.57%) VLAN
11 30 (21.43%) CheckPoint
11 30 (21.43%) TCP/IP
11 30 (21.43%) BGP
12 29 (20.71%) HP
13 27 (19.29%) Network Security
14 26 (18.57%) Microsoft
15 24 (17.14%) Continuous Improvement
16 23 (16.43%) Windows Server
17 22 (15.71%) Root Cause Analysis
17 22 (15.71%) MPLS
17 22 (15.71%) Wireless
17 22 (15.71%) Network Management
17 22 (15.71%) Degree
18 21 (15.00%) Service Delivery
19 20 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
20 19 (13.57%) Cisco ASA
20 19 (13.57%) DNS

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 8 (5.71%) IIS
1 8 (5.71%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.14%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.43%) CMS
4 2 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.29%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.43%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 18 (12.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (12.14%) Office 365
3 6 (4.29%) SaaS
4 4 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.71%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 115 (82.14%) LAN
2 74 (52.86%) Firewall
3 37 (26.43%) OSPF
3 37 (26.43%) Wi-Fi
4 35 (25.00%) VPN
5 33 (23.57%) VLAN
6 30 (21.43%) BGP
6 30 (21.43%) TCP/IP
7 27 (19.29%) Network Security
8 22 (15.71%) MPLS
8 22 (15.71%) Wireless
9 19 (13.57%) Cisco ASA
9 19 (13.57%) DNS
9 19 (13.57%) VoIP
10 17 (12.14%) DHCP
11 16 (11.43%) WLAN
12 13 (9.29%) Internet
13 11 (7.86%) HTTP
13 11 (7.86%) SMTP
14 9 (6.43%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.43%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (3.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 17 (12.14%) Finance
2 13 (9.29%) Telecoms
3 10 (7.14%) Retail
4 7 (5.00%) Marketing
5 6 (4.29%) Banking
6 1 (0.71%) Automotive
6 1 (0.71%) Electronics
6 1 (0.71%) French Language
6 1 (0.71%) German Language
6 1 (0.71%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.71%) Polish Language
6 1 (0.71%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 55 (39.29%) Network Engineer
2 20 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
3 18 (12.86%) Support Engineer
4 14 (10.00%) IT Manager
5 13 (9.29%) Cisco Engineer
5 13 (9.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 11 (7.86%) Analyst
6 11 (7.86%) Network Manager
6 11 (7.86%) Project Manager
7 10 (7.14%) Technical Manager
8 9 (6.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (6.43%) Wireless Engineer
8 9 (6.43%) Wireless Network Engineer
9 7 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (4.29%) Service Manager
10 6 (4.29%) Switch Engineer
10 6 (4.29%) Technical Services Manager
11 5 (3.57%) Infrastructure Manager
11 5 (3.57%) Network Support
11 5 (3.57%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.29%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 35 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 16 (11.43%) Computer Science
3 10 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.86%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.86%) Mobile Computing
5 4 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (2.14%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.43%) EPoS
7 2 (1.43%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.43%) Replication
8 1 (0.71%) BYOD
8 1 (0.71%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.71%) FMCG
8 1 (0.71%) Handset
8 1 (0.71%) Life Science
8 1 (0.71%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 42 (30.00%) Windows
2 23 (16.43%) Windows Server
3 18 (12.86%) Windows 7
4 11 (7.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (5.71%) Windows 10
6 7 (5.00%) Android
6 7 (5.00%) Linux
6 7 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 7 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (3.57%) Unix
8 5 (3.57%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.14%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.43%) AIX
10 2 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.43%) Solaris
11 1 (0.71%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (27.14%) ITIL
2 24 (17.14%) Continuous Improvement
3 22 (15.71%) Network Management
3 22 (15.71%) Root Cause Analysis
4 21 (15.00%) Service Delivery
5 19 (13.57%) Presales
6 18 (12.86%) Change Management
6 18 (12.86%) Mentoring
7 16 (11.43%) Software Engineering
8 12 (8.57%) Project Management
9 10 (7.14%) Change Control
9 10 (7.14%) Network Design
9 10 (7.14%) Problem Management
10 9 (6.43%) Load Balancing
10 9 (6.43%) Time Management
11 8 (5.71%) Project Planning
11 8 (5.71%) Service Management
12 7 (5.00%) PRINCE2
13 5 (3.57%) Risk Management
13 5 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.14%) SQL
2 6 (4.29%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.43%) C
3 2 (1.43%) Perl
4 1 (0.71%) Python
Qualifications
1 57 (40.71%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (32.14%) CCNP
3 42 (30.00%) CCNA
4 22 (15.71%) Degree
5 20 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
6 16 (11.43%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (7.86%) CCDP
8 3 (2.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (1.43%) CCDA
9 2 (1.43%) CCIE
9 2 (1.43%) CCSE
9 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.43%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.71%) CCSA
10 1 (0.71%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (0.71%) CISSP
10 1 (0.71%) IISP
10 1 (0.71%) ISSAP
10 1 (0.71%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.86%) SLA
2 10 (7.14%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.71%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 18 (12.86%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.57%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.43%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.71%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.71%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (5.00%) SCCM
2 4 (2.86%) AirWatch
2 4 (2.86%) NetBackup
3 3 (2.14%) SCOM
4 2 (1.43%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.43%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.71%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.71%) QRadar
5 1 (0.71%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.71%) WSUS
Vendors
1 86 (61.43%) Cisco
2 30 (21.43%) CheckPoint
3 29 (20.71%) HP
4 26 (18.57%) Microsoft
5 17 (12.14%) Fortinet
5 17 (12.14%) Juniper
6 15 (10.71%) Palo Alto
7 14 (10.00%) Avaya
8 11 (7.86%) Mitel
9 10 (7.14%) F5
9 10 (7.14%) VMware
10 7 (5.00%) Aerohive Networks
10 7 (5.00%) Aruba
10 7 (5.00%) Extreme Networks
10 7 (5.00%) Motorola
11 6 (4.29%) AirMagnet
11 6 (4.29%) Meru Networks
11 6 (4.29%) SolarWinds
12 5 (3.57%) Computacenter
13 4 (2.86%) Symantec
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus and full benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
FT Select
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £50K basic + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
FT Select
Salary: Unspecified Competitive salary plus corporate benefits.
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
FT Select
Salary: From £75,000 to £85,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
IQ Telecom
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computacenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago