Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 65 82
Rank change year-on-year -38 +17 +6
Permanent jobs citing WAN 453 732 624
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.95% 4.09% 3.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.24% 25.91% 22.68%
Number of salaries quoted 373 551 601
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.76% +20.00%
10th Percentile £24,600 £23,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £66,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +6.55%

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 2354 2825 2751
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 15.34% 15.80% 14.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1910 2152 2359
Midlands median annual salary £38,500 £39,500 £38,082
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.53% +3.72% +1.55%
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for WAN in the Midlands

WAN
Salary Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WAN in the Midlands.

Salary trend for WAN in the Midlands

WAN
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in the Midlands over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 -20 335 £40,000 +6.67% 15
East Midlands -60 116 £37,500 -11.76% 13
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Midlands region with a requirement for WAN.

1 374 (82.56%) LAN
2 253 (55.85%) Firewall
3 233 (51.43%) Cisco
4 202 (44.59%) Windows
5 178 (39.29%) Cisco Certification
6 136 (30.02%) Active Directory
7 133 (29.36%) Microsoft
8 127 (28.04%) ITIL
9 123 (27.15%) VMware
10 119 (26.27%) CCNA
11 115 (25.39%) Windows Server
12 113 (24.94%) CCNP
13 104 (22.96%) TCP/IP
14 90 (19.87%) Data Centre
15 87 (19.21%) HP
16 82 (18.10%) Microsoft Azure
17 79 (17.44%) VPN
18 77 (17.00%) VMware Infrastructure
19 74 (16.34%) MS Exchange
20 72 (15.89%) Juniper
21 71 (15.67%) CheckPoint
21 71 (15.67%) MPLS
22 69 (15.23%) Office 365
23 68 (15.01%) Telecoms
24 67 (14.79%) VoIP
25 65 (14.35%) VLAN
26 64 (14.13%) Wireless
27 63 (13.91%) Network Security
28 59 (13.02%) Cisco ASA
28 59 (13.02%) Hyper-V

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 74 (16.34%) MS Exchange
2 25 (5.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2007
4 13 (2.87%) IIS
5 11 (2.43%) Skype for Business
6 10 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (1.55%) CMS
7 7 (1.55%) SharePoint
8 5 (1.10%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.22%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.22%) Sitefinity
9 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 48 (10.60%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.66%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 82 (18.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 69 (15.23%) Office 365
3 52 (11.48%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (3.09%) SaaS
5 11 (2.43%) IaaS
6 10 (2.21%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (1.55%) PaaS
8 4 (0.88%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 374 (82.56%) LAN
2 253 (55.85%) Firewall
3 104 (22.96%) TCP/IP
4 79 (17.44%) VPN
5 71 (15.67%) MPLS
6 67 (14.79%) VoIP
7 65 (14.35%) VLAN
8 64 (14.13%) Wireless
9 63 (13.91%) Network Security
10 59 (13.02%) Cisco ASA
11 55 (12.14%) OSPF
12 53 (11.70%) DNS
13 52 (11.48%) DHCP
14 45 (9.93%) BGP
14 45 (9.93%) WLAN
15 42 (9.27%) SAN
16 34 (7.51%) Wi-Fi
17 26 (5.74%) Internet
18 20 (4.42%) Cisco Wireless
19 19 (4.19%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (10.15%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (0.88%) MySQL
4 3 (0.66%) Big Data
4 3 (0.66%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.22%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.22%) MS Access
5 1 (0.22%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (1.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.44%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.22%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.22%) GDB
3 1 (0.22%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.22%) sqlmap
General
1 68 (15.01%) Telecoms
2 57 (12.58%) Finance
3 27 (5.96%) Retail
4 11 (2.43%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.77%) Law
6 7 (1.55%) Banking
7 5 (1.10%) Billing
7 5 (1.10%) Multimedia
8 4 (0.88%) Automotive
8 4 (0.88%) Marketing
9 3 (0.66%) Legal
10 2 (0.44%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.22%) Advertising
11 1 (0.22%) Back Office
11 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 136 (30.02%) Network Engineer
2 55 (12.14%) Analyst
3 40 (8.83%) Support Engineer
4 35 (7.73%) IT Support
4 35 (7.73%) Senior Network Engineer
5 32 (7.06%) Architect
6 31 (6.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 27 (5.96%) Cisco Engineer
7 27 (5.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 27 (5.96%) IT Engineer
7 27 (5.96%) Systems Engineer
8 24 (5.30%) Support Analyst
9 23 (5.08%) Network Support
10 22 (4.86%) 3rd Line Support
11 20 (4.42%) Administrator
12 19 (4.19%) Network Specialist
12 19 (4.19%) Technical Support
13 18 (3.97%) Network Architect
13 18 (3.97%) Network Support Engineer
14 17 (3.75%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.55%) Middleware
2 6 (1.32%) JSON
2 6 (1.32%) WAP
3 4 (0.88%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.44%) COM
4 2 (0.44%) CSS
4 2 (0.44%) HTML
4 2 (0.44%) Web Services
5 1 (0.22%) .NET
5 1 (0.22%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.22%) HTML5
5 1 (0.22%) jQuery
5 1 (0.22%) LAMP
5 1 (0.22%) OAuth
5 1 (0.22%) OpenID
5 1 (0.22%) XML
5 1 (0.22%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 90 (19.87%) Data Centre
2 45 (9.93%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (4.86%) Driving Licence
4 20 (4.42%) Computer Science
5 17 (3.75%) Clustering
6 13 (2.87%) Video Conferencing
7 12 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (2.65%) Mobile Computing
8 9 (1.99%) iPad
8 9 (1.99%) Smartphone
9 8 (1.77%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.32%) PKI
11 4 (0.88%) CCTV
12 3 (0.66%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.44%) AS400
13 2 (0.44%) Handset
14 1 (0.22%) CESG
14 1 (0.22%) iPhone
14 1 (0.22%) Public Cloud
14 1 (0.22%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 202 (44.59%) Windows
2 115 (25.39%) Windows Server
3 57 (12.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 53 (11.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (9.71%) Windows 7
6 38 (8.39%) Windows 10
6 38 (8.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (4.64%) Linux
8 18 (3.97%) Windows 8
9 16 (3.53%) Android
10 14 (3.09%) Unix
11 8 (1.77%) Windows XP
12 5 (1.10%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (0.88%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.44%) CentOS
14 2 (0.44%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.22%) AIX
15 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (28.04%) ITIL
2 49 (10.82%) Project Management
3 45 (9.93%) Service Delivery
4 43 (9.49%) Network Design
5 36 (7.95%) Presales
6 34 (7.51%) Network Management
7 28 (6.18%) Network Architecture
7 28 (6.18%) PRINCE2
8 26 (5.74%) Disaster Recovery
9 25 (5.52%) Change Management
9 25 (5.52%) Load Balancing
10 24 (5.30%) Continuous Improvement
10 24 (5.30%) Mentoring
11 23 (5.08%) Stakeholder Management
12 20 (4.42%) Incident Management
12 20 (4.42%) Line Management
13 19 (4.19%) Agile Software Development
14 18 (3.97%) Migration
14 18 (3.97%) Root Cause Analysis
15 17 (3.75%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (6.84%) SQL
2 12 (2.65%) PowerShell
3 9 (1.99%) T-SQL
4 7 (1.55%) C
5 2 (0.44%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.22%) ANSI C
6 1 (0.22%) C#
6 1 (0.22%) COBOL
6 1 (0.22%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.22%) Java
6 1 (0.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 178 (39.29%) Cisco Certification
2 119 (26.27%) CCNA
3 113 (24.94%) CCNP
4 47 (10.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 39 (8.61%) Degree
5 39 (8.61%) ITIL Certification
6 29 (6.40%) MCSE
7 19 (4.19%) CCIE
7 19 (4.19%) Computer Science Degree
8 18 (3.97%) CCDP
9 12 (2.65%) MCSA
9 12 (2.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 11 (2.43%) JNCIS
11 10 (2.21%) Security Cleared
12 8 (1.77%) CCDA
12 8 (1.77%) CCSA
12 8 (1.77%) JNCIA
12 8 (1.77%) SC Cleared
12 8 (1.77%) VCP5
13 6 (1.32%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (7.28%) SLA
2 21 (4.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (4.19%) PCI DSS
4 9 (1.99%) COBIT
5 2 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.22%) GDPR
6 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.22%) NIST 800
System Software
1 136 (30.02%) Active Directory
2 77 (17.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (13.02%) Hyper-V
4 11 (2.43%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (2.21%) vSphere
6 9 (1.99%) XenApp
7 5 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.88%) Firmware
9 3 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.66%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.44%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.44%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.44%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.22%) Docker
11 1 (0.22%) NDS
11 1 (0.22%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 1 (0.22%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.22%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (3.09%) SCCM
2 11 (2.43%) Microsoft Clustering
3 10 (2.21%) WSUS
4 9 (1.99%) Cisco CUCM
4 9 (1.99%) FortiGate
5 8 (1.77%) AirWatch
6 7 (1.55%) SmoothWall
7 6 (1.32%) Backup Exec
7 6 (1.32%) SCVMM
8 5 (1.10%) QRadar
9 4 (0.88%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.88%) WhatsUp Gold
10 3 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.66%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.44%) CA Spectrum
11 2 (0.44%) Cisco Prime
11 2 (0.44%) Failover Clustering
12 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
12 1 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
12 1 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 233 (51.43%) Cisco
2 133 (29.36%) Microsoft
3 123 (27.15%) VMware
4 87 (19.21%) HP
5 72 (15.89%) Juniper
6 71 (15.67%) CheckPoint
7 44 (9.71%) Fortinet
8 37 (8.17%) F5
9 33 (7.28%) Citrix
10 24 (5.30%) SolarWinds
11 20 (4.42%) Motorola
12 19 (4.19%) Brocade
13 16 (3.53%) Palo Alto
14 12 (2.65%) Symantec
14 12 (2.65%) Veeam
15 11 (2.43%) Avaya
15 11 (2.43%) Oracle
16 10 (2.21%) McAfee
16 10 (2.21%) Mitel
17 9 (1.99%) NetApp