Period
to 1 December 2020

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 December 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > Midlands
6 months to
1 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 73 52 88
Rank change year-on-year -21 +36 +19
Permanent jobs citing WAN 176 521 447
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 3.70% 4.65% 3.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.19% 24.55% 20.09%
Number of salaries quoted 180 458 370
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £31,250 £22,225 £25,000
90th Percentile £57,625 £62,875 £65,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 793 2,122 2,225
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 16.68% 18.94% 17.29%
Number of salaries quoted 633 1,549 1,629
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,500 £23,100
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 December 2020.

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 December 2020. 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
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands -14 107 £47,500 -2.06% 20
East Midlands -7 66 £40,000 +14.29% 31
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 1 December 2020, 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.

1 148 (84.09%) LAN
2 99 (56.25%) Cisco
3 93 (52.84%) Firewall
4 80 (45.45%) Windows
5 76 (43.18%) Microsoft
6 67 (38.07%) Active Directory
6 67 (38.07%) VMware
7 61 (34.66%) DNS
8 55 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
9 48 (27.27%) TCP/IP
10 47 (26.70%) DHCP
11 46 (26.14%) ITIL
12 45 (25.57%) Azure
13 43 (24.43%) Data Centre
14 42 (23.86%) SAN
15 41 (23.30%) Network Security
16 38 (21.59%) CCNP
17 37 (21.02%) VPN
18 36 (20.45%) CCNA
19 35 (19.89%) Office 365
20 34 (19.32%) Windows Server
20 34 (19.32%) VLAN
21 33 (18.75%) Citrix
22 31 (17.61%) Change Management
23 29 (16.48%) Windows Server 2008
24 28 (15.91%) Microsoft Certification
25 26 (14.77%) Cisco ASA
26 25 (14.20%) iSCSI
26 25 (14.20%) CheckPoint
26 25 (14.20%) MCSA

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 13 (7.39%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (1.70%) IIS
3 2 (1.14%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.57%) Apache
4 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (7.95%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 45 (25.57%) Azure
2 35 (19.89%) Office 365
3 23 (13.07%) AWS
4 5 (2.84%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (2.84%) IaaS
5 4 (2.27%) SaaS
6 3 (1.70%) GCP
7 1 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.57%) Amazon ECS
7 1 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.57%) Cloudflare
7 1 (0.57%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.57%) PaaS
7 1 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 148 (84.09%) LAN
2 93 (52.84%) Firewall
3 61 (34.66%) DNS
4 48 (27.27%) TCP/IP
5 47 (26.70%) DHCP
6 42 (23.86%) SAN
7 41 (23.30%) Network Security
8 37 (21.02%) VPN
9 34 (19.32%) VLAN
10 26 (14.77%) Cisco ASA
11 25 (14.20%) iSCSI
12 24 (13.64%) VoIP
12 24 (13.64%) Wi-Fi
13 22 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
14 21 (11.93%) Wireless
15 19 (10.80%) Internet
16 13 (7.39%) MPLS
17 12 (6.82%) Cisco Nexus
18 11 (6.25%) OSPF
19 10 (5.68%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.14%) OLAP
3 2 (1.14%) OLTP
4 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 2 (1.14%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (7.39%) Telecoms
2 10 (5.68%) Public Sector
3 4 (2.27%) Finance
4 3 (1.70%) Retail
5 2 (1.14%) Banking
5 2 (1.14%) French Language
5 2 (1.14%) Law
5 2 (1.14%) Legal
6 1 (0.57%) Fire and Rescue
6 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 65 (36.93%) Network Engineer
2 26 (14.77%) Analyst
3 24 (13.64%) IT Engineer
4 18 (10.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 16 (9.09%) Security Engineer
6 14 (7.95%) IT Analyst
7 12 (6.82%) Network Security Engineer
7 12 (6.82%) Senior Network Engineer
8 10 (5.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 10 (5.68%) Architect
9 9 (5.11%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (4.55%) Team Leader
11 7 (3.98%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 7 (3.98%) Infrastructure Team Leader
12 6 (3.41%) Administrator
12 6 (3.41%) Network Architect
12 6 (3.41%) Solutions Architect
12 6 (3.41%) Support Engineer
12 6 (3.41%) Systems Engineer
13 5 (2.84%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.14%) Web Services
2 1 (0.57%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 43 (24.43%) Data Centre
2 18 (10.23%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (3.98%) Client/Server
3 7 (3.98%) Driving Licence
4 6 (3.41%) Replication
5 5 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.70%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.70%) PKI
7 2 (1.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.14%) Internet of Things
7 2 (1.14%) NHS
7 2 (1.14%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.57%) Clustering
8 1 (0.57%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.57%) EPoS
8 1 (0.57%) FMCG
8 1 (0.57%) IPTV
8 1 (0.57%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 80 (45.45%) Windows
2 34 (19.32%) Windows Server
3 29 (16.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (11.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (7.39%) Windows 10
6 11 (6.25%) Linux
7 10 (5.68%) Windows Server 2019
8 8 (4.55%) Windows Server 2016
9 5 (2.84%) Windows 7
10 4 (2.27%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (1.14%) CentOS
12 1 (0.57%) Android
12 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.57%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.57%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.57%) Unix
12 1 (0.57%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (26.14%) ITIL
2 31 (17.61%) Change Management
3 25 (14.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 25 (14.20%) Problem-Solving
4 20 (11.36%) Network Design
5 17 (9.66%) Project Management
6 16 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
7 13 (7.39%) Presales
8 12 (6.82%) Information Security
9 10 (5.68%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (5.11%) Cybersecurity
11 7 (3.98%) Multi-Factor Authentication
11 7 (3.98%) Proactive Monitoring
11 7 (3.98%) Project Delivery
11 7 (3.98%) SIEM
11 7 (3.98%) Two-Factor Authentication
12 6 (3.41%) ITIL V3
12 6 (3.41%) Mentoring
12 6 (3.41%) Service Delivery
12 6 (3.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.55%) SQL
2 5 (2.84%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.27%) Python
4 1 (0.57%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.57%) Perl
4 1 (0.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 55 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (21.59%) CCNP
3 36 (20.45%) CCNA
4 28 (15.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (14.20%) MCSA
6 23 (13.07%) Server+ Certification
7 11 (6.25%) MCSE
8 9 (5.11%) CCSA
9 8 (4.55%) Check Point Certification
9 8 (4.55%) MCP
10 6 (3.41%) CCDA
10 6 (3.41%) CCIE
10 6 (3.41%) CISSP
11 5 (2.84%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (2.84%) Security Cleared
12 4 (2.27%) CCENT
13 3 (1.70%) DBS Check
13 3 (1.70%) SC Cleared
14 2 (1.14%) CCDP
14 2 (1.14%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.55%) SLA
2 5 (2.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.70%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.57%) GDPR
5 1 (0.57%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 67 (38.07%) Active Directory
2 19 (10.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (10.23%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.70%) Docker
5 3 (1.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (1.70%) Terminal Services
5 3 (1.70%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.70%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (1.70%) XenApp
6 1 (0.57%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 9 (5.11%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (4.55%) vCenter Server
3 7 (3.98%) FortiGate
4 3 (1.70%) SCCM
5 2 (1.14%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.57%) Cisco CME
6 1 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.57%) Puppet
6 1 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 99 (56.25%) Cisco
2 76 (43.18%) Microsoft
3 67 (38.07%) VMware
4 33 (18.75%) Citrix
5 25 (14.20%) CheckPoint
6 22 (12.50%) Palo Alto
7 18 (10.23%) Juniper
8 17 (9.66%) Fortinet
9 16 (9.09%) Meraki
10 13 (7.39%) SolarWinds
11 11 (6.25%) Avaya
11 11 (6.25%) Mitel
11 11 (6.25%) NetApp
12 8 (4.55%) HP
13 5 (2.84%) Dell
13 5 (2.84%) Extreme Networks
13 5 (2.84%) Siemens
14 4 (2.27%) Sophos
14 4 (2.27%) Splunk
15 3 (1.70%) Red Hat