WAN Jobs in the Midlands

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > Midlands

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 27 May 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
27 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 83 137 102
Rank change year-on-year +54 -35 +17
Permanent jobs citing WAN 341 198 349
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.70% 2.21% 3.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.66% 11.65% 20.06%
Number of salaries quoted 283 159 307
10th Percentile £25,300 £26,250 £28,100
25th Percentile £30,250 £31,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,000 £40,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -20.00% +21.95%
75th Percentile £53,750 £57,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £66,000 £64,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.26% -8.00% +4.17%

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Midlands

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,574 1,699 1,740
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 12.49% 19.00% 15.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1,287 724 1,085
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £25,500
25th Percentile £30,500 £31,250 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,000 £42,750 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -1.75% -5.00% -
75th Percentile £55,000 £60,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £72,500 £73,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% -4.76% +5.00%

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 27 May 2024.

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 27 May 2024. 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 +84 286 £41,750 -1.76% 39
East Midlands -47 49 £45,000 +20.00% 15
WAN
England

WAN
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 40 (11.73%) Microsoft Exchange
2 32 (9.38%) SharePoint
3 25 (7.33%) IIS
4 2 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 39 (11.44%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.47%) Salesforce CRM
2 2 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.59%) Shopify
3 1 (0.29%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 117 (34.31%) Azure
2 96 (28.15%) Microsoft 365
3 27 (7.92%) AWS
4 22 (6.45%) Entra ID
5 14 (4.11%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (3.52%) OneDrive
7 8 (2.35%) Azure Sentinel
7 8 (2.35%) Mimecast
8 7 (2.05%) Nutanix
9 5 (1.47%) Google Workspace
9 5 (1.47%) Power Platform
10 3 (0.88%) Azure DevOps
10 3 (0.88%) WhatsApp
11 2 (0.59%) SaaS
12 1 (0.29%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 212 (62.17%) LAN
2 118 (34.60%) Firewall
3 114 (33.43%) SD-WAN
4 76 (22.29%) MPLS
5 73 (21.41%) TCP/IP
6 69 (20.23%) DNS
7 64 (18.77%) DHCP
8 57 (16.72%) WLAN
9 55 (16.13%) VLAN
10 52 (15.25%) Wireless
11 51 (14.96%) BGP
12 39 (11.44%) OSPF
13 38 (11.14%) Wi-Fi
14 36 (10.56%) VPN
15 28 (8.21%) SAN
16 26 (7.62%) IPsec
17 24 (7.04%) VoIP
18 19 (5.57%) Network Security
19 13 (3.81%) Intrusion Detection
20 11 (3.23%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.93%) NoSQL
3 5 (1.47%) MySQL
3 5 (1.47%) Power BI
4 2 (0.59%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.47%) JIRA
2 4 (1.17%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 100 (29.33%) Social Skills
2 29 (8.50%) Retail
3 27 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (7.62%) Finance
5 16 (4.69%) Telecoms
6 13 (3.81%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 12 (3.52%) Law
8 8 (2.35%) Documentation Skills
9 6 (1.76%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.47%) Organisational Skills
11 4 (1.17%) Automotive
11 4 (1.17%) Police
12 3 (0.88%) Legal
13 2 (0.59%) Electronics
13 2 (0.59%) Fire and Rescue
13 2 (0.59%) Local Government
13 2 (0.59%) Presentation Skills
14 1 (0.29%) Influencing Skills
14 1 (0.29%) Marketing
14 1 (0.29%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 67 (19.65%) Senior
2 55 (16.13%) Network Engineer
3 52 (15.25%) Analyst
4 41 (12.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 39 (11.44%) Architect
6 36 (10.56%) Support Engineer
7 30 (8.80%) Network Analyst
8 28 (8.21%) Network Operations Analyst
8 28 (8.21%) Operations Analyst
9 23 (6.74%) Systems Engineer
10 21 (6.16%) Administrator
10 21 (6.16%) IT Engineer
10 21 (6.16%) WAN Engineer
11 18 (5.28%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 17 (4.99%) IT Support
13 16 (4.69%) Senior Architect
13 16 (4.69%) Solutions Architect
13 16 (4.69%) Systems Administrator
14 14 (4.11%) Cisco Architect
14 14 (4.11%) Senior Cisco Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.40%) REST
1 15 (4.40%) WebRTC
2 3 (0.88%) HTML
3 2 (0.59%) LDAP
3 2 (0.59%) SAML
3 2 (0.59%) ServiceStack
3 2 (0.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.68%) Data Centre
2 29 (8.50%) Clustering
3 23 (6.74%) Driving Licence
4 16 (4.69%) Public Cloud
5 13 (3.81%) PKI
6 12 (3.52%) Management Information System
7 11 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (2.93%) Distributed Systems
8 10 (2.93%) Wiki
9 8 (2.35%) IoT
10 7 (2.05%) FMCG
11 6 (1.76%) Cyberattack
12 5 (1.47%) Operational Technology
13 4 (1.17%) Cyber Threat
13 4 (1.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 4 (1.17%) Greenfield Project
14 2 (0.59%) EPoS
14 2 (0.59%) Fibre Optics
14 2 (0.59%) Private Cloud
14 2 (0.59%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 102 (29.91%) Windows
2 67 (19.65%) Windows Server
3 21 (6.16%) Windows 10
4 20 (5.87%) Windows Server 2019
5 14 (4.11%) Windows Server 2016
6 10 (2.93%) Linux
6 10 (2.93%) Windows 7
7 8 (2.35%) VMS
7 8 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.17%) Android
8 4 (1.17%) CentOS
8 4 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.17%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.88%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.59%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.59%) Unix
11 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (28.74%) Problem-Solving
2 47 (13.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 41 (12.02%) Cybersecurity
4 36 (10.56%) Load Balancing
5 34 (9.97%) Continuous Improvement
6 32 (9.38%) High Availability
7 27 (7.92%) Customer Service
8 24 (7.04%) ITIL
8 24 (7.04%) Time Management
9 23 (6.74%) Patch Management
10 22 (6.45%) Project Delivery
11 18 (5.28%) Change Management
11 18 (5.28%) Network Monitoring
11 18 (5.28%) Roadmaps
12 17 (4.99%) Asset Management
12 17 (4.99%) Capacity Planning
12 17 (4.99%) Project Management
13 16 (4.69%) Computer Science
13 16 (4.69%) CRM
14 15 (4.40%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (13.49%) SQL
2 32 (9.38%) PowerShell
3 12 (3.52%) Python
4 10 (2.93%) Java
4 10 (2.93%) Perl
5 6 (1.76%) Bash
6 3 (0.88%) PHP
7 2 (0.59%) Bicep
Qualifications
1 84 (24.63%) Cisco Certification
2 73 (21.41%) Security Cleared
3 68 (19.94%) CCNP
4 66 (19.35%) CCNA
5 58 (17.01%) SC Cleared
6 54 (15.84%) Degree
7 38 (11.14%) CCIE
8 29 (8.50%) CCDP
9 15 (4.40%) Azure Certification
10 14 (4.11%) Computer Science Degree
11 9 (2.64%) DBS Check
12 8 (2.35%) MCSE
12 8 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (2.05%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 5 (1.47%) CISM
14 5 (1.47%) CISSP
14 5 (1.47%) JNCIA
15 4 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
16 3 (0.88%) CCDA
16 3 (0.88%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.93%) NIST
2 7 (2.05%) QA
2 7 (2.05%) SLA
3 5 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 4 (1.17%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (1.17%) GDPR
4 4 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.59%) Accessibility
System Software
1 103 (30.21%) Active Directory
2 58 (17.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (10.56%) Hyper-V
4 19 (5.57%) VMware NSX
5 7 (2.05%) Firmware
6 6 (1.76%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (1.76%) vSphere
7 5 (1.47%) NFS
8 4 (1.17%) pfSense
8 4 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.17%) VMware Server
9 3 (0.88%) Docker
10 1 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 21 (6.16%) Microsoft Intune
2 10 (2.93%) SCCM
3 9 (2.64%) Stealthwatch
4 6 (1.76%) Terraform
5 5 (1.47%) Autotask
5 5 (1.47%) CASB
5 5 (1.47%) FortiGate
6 4 (1.17%) Failover Clustering
6 4 (1.17%) Jamf Pro
6 4 (1.17%) vCenter Server
7 3 (0.88%) Ansible
7 3 (0.88%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.88%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.59%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 2 (0.59%) Nagios
Vendors
1 139 (40.76%) Microsoft
2 108 (31.67%) Cisco
3 87 (25.51%) VMware
4 59 (17.30%) Juniper
5 33 (9.68%) Meraki
6 24 (7.04%) Apple
7 20 (5.87%) CheckPoint
8 18 (5.28%) Fortinet
9 17 (4.99%) Veeam
10 15 (4.40%) HP
11 14 (4.11%) Adobe
11 14 (4.11%) Citrix
11 14 (4.11%) Sophos
12 13 (3.81%) Aruba
12 13 (3.81%) Palo Alto
12 13 (3.81%) SolarWinds
13 10 (2.93%) Avaya
14 9 (2.64%) F5
15 8 (2.35%) Rapid7
15 8 (2.35%) Zscaler