Period
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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 1 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > Midlands
6 months to
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 112 114 83
Rank change year-on-year +2 -31 -9
Permanent jobs citing WAN 344 245 211
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.79% 2.65% 3.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.50% 18.46% 19.76%
Number of salaries quoted 311 219 165
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,500 £22,300
25th Percentile £35,088 £30,463 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £40,000 £44,500
Median % change year-on-year +25.00% -10.11% +4.71%
75th Percentile £62,500 £53,750 £55,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 the Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,764 1,327 1,068
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 14.32% 14.34% 17.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1,120 1,076 835
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £31,250 £32,688 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,111 £45,000 £44,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.47% +2.27% +3.53%
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £53,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £63,650
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +7.53%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing WAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in the Midlands

WAN
Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing WAN in the Midlands.

Salary trend for WAN in the Midlands

WAN
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing WAN in the Midlands over the 6 months to 1 July 2022.

Salary histogram for WAN in the Midlands

WAN
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 1 July 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
West Midlands -7 214 £52,500 +31.25% 24
East Midlands -42 90 £45,000 +5.88% 23
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for WAN.

1 232 (67.44%) LAN
2 195 (56.69%) Cisco
3 147 (42.73%) Firewall
4 141 (40.99%) Azure
5 121 (35.17%) Active Directory
6 113 (32.85%) Windows
7 112 (32.56%) Microsoft
7 112 (32.56%) SD-WAN
8 96 (27.91%) Microsoft 365
9 93 (27.03%) Data Centre
10 86 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
11 80 (23.26%) Social Skills
12 75 (21.80%) Windows Server
13 72 (20.93%) DNS
13 72 (20.93%) VMware
14 71 (20.64%) DHCP
14 71 (20.64%) AWS
15 64 (18.60%) VPN
16 63 (18.31%) TCP/IP
17 57 (16.57%) Fortinet
18 53 (15.41%) Public Cloud
19 52 (15.12%) ITIL
19 52 (15.12%) CCNP
20 51 (14.83%) CCNA
21 49 (14.24%) Wi-Fi
21 49 (14.24%) Wireless
22 48 (13.95%) Cisco Nexus
22 48 (13.95%) Meraki
23 47 (13.66%) VMware Infrastructure
24 46 (13.37%) Microsoft Office

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 40 (11.63%) SharePoint
2 26 (7.56%) MS Exchange
3 7 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (1.45%) IIS
5 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.58%) Liferay
5 2 (0.58%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.29%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 46 (13.37%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 141 (40.99%) Azure
2 96 (27.91%) Microsoft 365
3 71 (20.64%) AWS
4 37 (10.76%) Azure Active Directory
5 34 (9.88%) GCP
6 19 (5.52%) IaaS
6 19 (5.52%) PaaS
6 19 (5.52%) Power Platform
7 13 (3.78%) OneDrive
8 5 (1.45%) Mimecast
8 5 (1.45%) SaaS
9 4 (1.16%) Azure DevOps
10 2 (0.58%) Azure Key Vault
10 2 (0.58%) Azure Logic Apps
10 2 (0.58%) Azure Monitor
10 2 (0.58%) Azure Sentinel
10 2 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.58%) Google Workspace
11 1 (0.29%) Nutanix
11 1 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 232 (67.44%) LAN
2 147 (42.73%) Firewall
3 112 (32.56%) SD-WAN
4 72 (20.93%) DNS
5 71 (20.64%) DHCP
6 64 (18.60%) VPN
7 63 (18.31%) TCP/IP
8 49 (14.24%) Wi-Fi
8 49 (14.24%) Wireless
9 48 (13.95%) Cisco Nexus
10 44 (12.79%) WLAN
11 41 (11.92%) Network Security
12 39 (11.34%) VLAN
13 29 (8.43%) MPLS
14 24 (6.98%) Cisco ASA
15 22 (6.40%) OSPF
16 21 (6.10%) BGP
17 18 (5.23%) SAN
17 18 (5.23%) VoIP
18 16 (4.65%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.10%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.36%) Power BI
3 3 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (0.58%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.29%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.29%) GIS
5 1 (0.29%) OLAP
5 1 (0.29%) OLTP
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.29%) QGIS
5 1 (0.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (2.03%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.45%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.58%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.58%) JIRA
3 2 (0.58%) Postman
3 2 (0.58%) Subversion
4 1 (0.29%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 80 (23.26%) Social Skills
2 29 (8.43%) Finance
3 26 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (6.98%) Retail
5 18 (5.23%) Law
5 18 (5.23%) Telecoms
6 16 (4.65%) Manufacturing
7 14 (4.07%) Documentation Skills
8 12 (3.49%) Public Sector
9 10 (2.91%) Aerospace
10 8 (2.33%) Organisational Skills
11 7 (2.03%) Presentation Skills
12 6 (1.74%) Automotive
12 6 (1.74%) Legal
13 5 (1.45%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 2 (0.58%) Avionics
14 2 (0.58%) Influencing Skills
14 2 (0.58%) Police
15 1 (0.29%) Games
15 1 (0.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 93 (27.03%) Network Engineer
2 40 (11.63%) IT Engineer
3 35 (10.17%) Cloud Engineer
4 33 (9.59%) Consultant
5 32 (9.30%) Cisco Engineer
5 32 (9.30%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 32 (9.30%) WAN Engineer
6 30 (8.72%) IT Support
7 29 (8.43%) Network Consultant
8 28 (8.14%) Architect
9 25 (7.27%) Network Architect
10 24 (6.98%) Support Engineer
11 22 (6.40%) Analyst
12 21 (6.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 19 (5.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 19 (5.52%) Presales Consultant
14 16 (4.65%) Support Analyst
15 15 (4.36%) Azure Engineer
16 14 (4.07%) IT Support Engineer
17 13 (3.78%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.49%) ARM Templates
2 6 (1.74%) .NET
3 4 (1.16%) EDI
3 4 (1.16%) JSON
3 4 (1.16%) RESTful
3 4 (1.16%) Web Services
3 4 (1.16%) XML
4 2 (0.58%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (0.58%) CSS
4 2 (0.58%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (0.58%) gRPC
4 2 (0.58%) HTML
4 2 (0.58%) Kafka
4 2 (0.58%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (0.58%) LDAP
4 2 (0.58%) MFC
4 2 (0.58%) REST
4 2 (0.58%) SOAP
4 2 (0.58%) WAP
4 2 (0.58%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 93 (27.03%) Data Centre
2 53 (15.41%) Public Cloud
3 17 (4.94%) Clustering
4 15 (4.36%) Driving Licence
5 12 (3.49%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (3.20%) Cloud Native
7 10 (2.91%) Fat Client
7 10 (2.91%) Thin Client
8 7 (2.03%) Cyberthreat
8 7 (2.03%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.45%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (1.45%) GNSS
10 4 (1.16%) Fibre Optics
10 4 (1.16%) IoT
10 4 (1.16%) Legacy Systems
10 4 (1.16%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.16%) Tandem
11 3 (0.87%) FPGA
11 3 (0.87%) Hackathon
11 3 (0.87%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 113 (32.85%) Windows
2 75 (21.80%) Windows Server
3 37 (10.76%) Windows 10
4 34 (9.88%) Linux
5 33 (9.59%) Windows Server 2019
6 27 (7.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (6.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (4.65%) Windows 7
9 13 (3.78%) Windows Server 2016
10 9 (2.62%) Unix
11 8 (2.33%) Windows XP
12 5 (1.45%) Android
13 4 (1.16%) SUSE
13 4 (1.16%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.87%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.58%) CentOS
15 2 (0.58%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 2 (0.58%) VMS
16 1 (0.29%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (15.12%) ITIL
2 44 (12.79%) Service Delivery
3 43 (12.50%) Presales
4 36 (10.47%) Problem-Solving
5 33 (9.59%) Change Management
6 32 (9.30%) Agile
7 31 (9.01%) Business Continuity
7 31 (9.01%) Load Balancing
7 31 (9.01%) Project Management
8 30 (8.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 29 (8.43%) Disaster Recovery
10 27 (7.85%) Cybersecurity
11 24 (6.98%) Project Delivery
12 22 (6.40%) Identity Access Management
13 21 (6.10%) Line Management
14 20 (5.81%) DevOps
15 18 (5.23%) Information Security
16 16 (4.65%) Business Intelligence
17 14 (4.07%) Capacity Management
17 14 (4.07%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 39 (11.34%) PowerShell
2 35 (10.17%) SQL
3 12 (3.49%) Bash
4 10 (2.91%) Python
5 9 (2.62%) C++
6 6 (1.74%) C
6 6 (1.74%) VB.NET
7 4 (1.16%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.58%) Groovy
8 2 (0.58%) Java
8 2 (0.58%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.58%) MATLAB
8 2 (0.58%) Perl
8 2 (0.58%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 86 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (15.12%) CCNP
3 51 (14.83%) CCNA
4 25 (7.27%) Security Cleared
5 23 (6.69%) SC Cleared
6 16 (4.65%) Degree
6 16 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (3.49%) CCIE
8 11 (3.20%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 8 (2.33%) MCSE
10 6 (1.74%) DBS Check
10 6 (1.74%) Master's Degree
11 5 (1.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
12 4 (1.16%) CWNA
12 4 (1.16%) MCP
12 4 (1.16%) TOGAF Certification
13 2 (0.58%) A+ Certification
13 2 (0.58%) JNCIA
13 2 (0.58%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.10%) SLA
2 16 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (3.20%) GDPR
4 9 (2.62%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (1.45%) PMO
6 4 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.87%) NIST
8 2 (0.58%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.29%) JTAG
System Software
1 121 (35.17%) Active Directory
2 47 (13.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (8.72%) Hyper-V
4 14 (4.07%) XenApp
5 13 (3.78%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (3.49%) Docker
7 10 (2.91%) vSphere
8 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.58%) Firmware
9 2 (0.58%) Lustre
9 2 (0.58%) NFS
9 2 (0.58%) Slurm Workload Manager
9 2 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.29%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 23 (6.69%) WSUS
2 22 (6.40%) SCCM
3 19 (5.52%) Terraform
4 17 (4.94%) Microsoft Intune
5 15 (4.36%) Kubernetes
6 6 (1.74%) Ansible
6 6 (1.74%) FortiGate
7 5 (1.45%) Cisco Prime
7 5 (1.45%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (1.16%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 2 (0.58%) Ganglia
9 2 (0.58%) Nagios
9 2 (0.58%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.58%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.29%) PingFederate
10 1 (0.29%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 195 (56.69%) Cisco
2 112 (32.56%) Microsoft
3 72 (20.93%) VMware
4 57 (16.57%) Fortinet
5 48 (13.95%) Meraki
6 37 (10.76%) CheckPoint
7 34 (9.88%) Palo Alto
8 27 (7.85%) Citrix
9 25 (7.27%) Juniper
10 24 (6.98%) Zscaler
11 23 (6.69%) Veeam
12 19 (5.52%) Okta
13 18 (5.23%) F5
14 15 (4.36%) Aruba
14 15 (4.36%) HP
15 11 (3.20%) Dell
15 11 (3.20%) SolarWinds
16 7 (2.03%) FireEye
17 6 (1.74%) Ruckus Wireless
18 5 (1.45%) ServiceNow