Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 68 50
Rank change year-on-year +4 -18 +17
Permanent jobs citing WAN 159 146 227
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.11% 3.73% 4.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.92% 25.30% 31.53%
Number of salaries quoted 101 126 160
Birmingham median annual salary £51,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.44% +12.50% -15.79%
10th Percentile £25,250 £26,500 £24,349
90th Percentile £68,750 £58,875 £61,250
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £41,390 £38,750
% change year-on-year -3.36% +6.81% -3.13%

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 638 577 720
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.49% 14.73% 15.04%
Number of salaries quoted 411 456 541
Birmingham median annual salary £43,429 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.19% - -
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £58,750 £61,250
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 14 August 2018.

Salary histogram for WAN in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 119 (74.84%) Cisco
2 116 (72.96%) LAN
3 102 (64.15%) Firewall
4 98 (61.64%) ITIL
5 96 (60.38%) Data Centre
6 93 (58.49%) Cisco Certification
7 81 (50.94%) CheckPoint
8 76 (47.80%) HP
9 75 (47.17%) Fortinet
10 68 (42.77%) VMware
11 67 (42.14%) CCNP
12 65 (40.88%) Juniper
12 65 (40.88%) VMware Infrastructure
13 64 (40.25%) Presales
14 62 (38.99%) Load Balancing
15 52 (32.70%) OSPF
16 51 (32.08%) Active Directory
17 50 (31.45%) F5
18 46 (28.93%) Wireless
19 45 (28.30%) VPN
20 43 (27.04%) Windows
21 41 (25.79%) Service Delivery
21 41 (25.79%) Network Management
22 39 (24.53%) MPLS
22 39 (24.53%) SSL
23 38 (23.90%) CCDP
24 36 (22.64%) ITIL V3
25 35 (22.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
25 35 (22.01%) PRINCE2
26 34 (21.38%) Microsoft

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 21 (13.21%) MS Exchange
2 15 (9.43%) IIS
3 2 (1.26%) JBoss
4 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 33 (20.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (18.24%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.89%) Office 365
3 3 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 116 (72.96%) LAN
2 102 (64.15%) Firewall
3 52 (32.70%) OSPF
4 46 (28.93%) Wireless
5 45 (28.30%) VPN
6 39 (24.53%) MPLS
6 39 (24.53%) SSL
7 34 (21.38%) Network Security
8 32 (20.13%) VLAN
9 29 (18.24%) SAN
9 29 (18.24%) WLAN
10 28 (17.61%) Cisco Firepower
11 24 (15.09%) IPsec
12 22 (13.84%) VoIP
13 21 (13.21%) Cisco ASA
14 19 (11.95%) BGP
14 19 (11.95%) TCP/IP
15 17 (10.69%) Cisco Wireless
16 16 (10.06%) DHCP
16 16 (10.06%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (16.98%) SQL Server
General
1 24 (15.09%) Finance
2 12 (7.55%) Retail
3 7 (4.40%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.26%) Legal
5 1 (0.63%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 57 (35.85%) Architect
2 38 (23.90%) Solutions Architect
3 33 (20.75%) Security Architect
3 33 (20.75%) Security Solutions Architect
4 25 (15.72%) Network Architect
5 21 (13.21%) Analyst
6 20 (12.58%) Network Engineer
6 20 (12.58%) Support Analyst
7 17 (10.69%) Technical Support
8 15 (9.43%) Cisco Consultant
8 15 (9.43%) Cisco Network Consultant
8 15 (9.43%) Consultant
8 15 (9.43%) Network Consultant
8 15 (9.43%) Network Support
9 14 (8.81%) Presales Solution Architect
10 13 (8.18%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
10 13 (8.18%) Infrastructure Support
10 13 (8.18%) Network Analyst
10 13 (8.18%) Network Security Architect
10 13 (8.18%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.14%) COM
2 1 (0.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 96 (60.38%) Data Centre
2 29 (18.24%) Self-Motivation
3 24 (15.09%) Computer Science
4 20 (12.58%) Cyberthreat
4 20 (12.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 15 (9.43%) Driving Licence
6 13 (8.18%) FlexPod
7 5 (3.14%) Mobile Computing
8 2 (1.26%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.26%) Clustering
9 1 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.63%) iPad
9 1 (0.63%) iPhone
9 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.63%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.63%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.63%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 43 (27.04%) Windows
2 30 (18.87%) Windows Server
3 24 (15.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (9.43%) Linux
5 4 (2.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.26%) CentOS
7 2 (1.26%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.26%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.63%) Android
8 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.63%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.63%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (61.64%) ITIL
2 64 (40.25%) Presales
3 62 (38.99%) Load Balancing
4 41 (25.79%) Network Management
4 41 (25.79%) Service Delivery
5 36 (22.64%) ITIL V3
6 35 (22.01%) PRINCE2
7 34 (21.38%) Network Design
8 33 (20.75%) Project Management
8 33 (20.75%) SIEM
9 24 (15.09%) Software Engineering
10 22 (13.84%) Incident Management
10 22 (13.84%) Stakeholder Management
11 20 (12.58%) Business Continuity
11 20 (12.58%) Disaster Recovery
11 20 (12.58%) IT Strategy
11 20 (12.58%) Malware Detection/Protection
11 20 (12.58%) Software Optimisation
11 20 (12.58%) Translating Business Requirements
11 20 (12.58%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.52%) SQL
2 3 (1.89%) Bash Shell
2 3 (1.89%) PowerShell
2 3 (1.89%) Python
2 3 (1.89%) Ruby
3 2 (1.26%) C
4 1 (0.63%) R
Qualifications
1 93 (58.49%) Cisco Certification
2 67 (42.14%) CCNP
3 38 (23.90%) CCDP
4 28 (17.61%) ITIL Certification
5 27 (16.98%) CCNA
6 25 (15.72%) Degree
7 24 (15.09%) Computer Science Degree
8 21 (13.21%) CCIE
9 13 (8.18%) CISSP
10 12 (7.55%) CCSE
10 12 (7.55%) IISP
10 12 (7.55%) ISSAP
10 12 (7.55%) JNCIP
11 6 (3.77%) JNCIE
11 6 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (3.14%) MCSE
13 4 (2.52%) MCITP
13 4 (2.52%) Security Cleared
14 3 (1.89%) RHCSA
14 3 (1.89%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (22.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (12.58%) COBIT
3 18 (11.32%) SLA
4 13 (8.18%) Cyber Essentials
5 7 (4.40%) GDPR
6 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 65 (40.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 51 (32.08%) Active Directory
3 24 (15.09%) VMware ESXi
4 20 (12.58%) Hyper-V
5 14 (8.81%) Firmware
6 13 (8.18%) VMware NSX
7 2 (1.26%) Squid
8 1 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 27 (16.98%) QRadar
2 15 (9.43%) WhatsUp Gold
3 14 (8.81%) Cisco Prime
4 13 (8.18%) CASB
5 11 (6.92%) SCVMM
6 4 (2.52%) SCCM
7 3 (1.89%) Nagios
8 2 (1.26%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.26%) FortiGate
8 2 (1.26%) SELinux
8 2 (1.26%) SmoothWall
9 1 (0.63%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 119 (74.84%) Cisco
2 81 (50.94%) CheckPoint
3 76 (47.80%) HP
4 75 (47.17%) Fortinet
5 68 (42.77%) VMware
6 65 (40.88%) Juniper
7 50 (31.45%) F5
8 34 (21.38%) Microsoft
9 32 (20.13%) Meraki
9 32 (20.13%) SolarWinds
10 20 (12.58%) Forcepoint
10 20 (12.58%) Tufin
11 18 (11.32%) Brocade
12 16 (10.06%) Citrix
13 15 (9.43%) McAfee
13 15 (9.43%) Tripwire
14 14 (8.81%) Sophos
15 13 (8.18%) Aruba
15 13 (8.18%) Infoblox
15 13 (8.18%) Riverbed