Period
to 28 September 2021

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 28 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > Midlands
6 months to
28 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 118 65 57
Rank change year-on-year -53 -8 +30
Permanent jobs citing WAN 269 155 527
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.57% 4.07% 4.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.10% 23.96% 23.91%
Number of salaries quoted 240 124 428
10th Percentile £26,475 £31,250 £22,750
25th Percentile £31,250 £34,813 £26,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £43,250 £41,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.05% +4.22% +3.75%
75th Percentile £53,750 £53,750 £55,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £66,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +14.94% -3.33%

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 1,486 647 2,204
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 14.21% 16.98% 19.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1,189 497 1,634
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,334 £24,596
25th Percentile £32,500 £34,500 £29,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +1.18% - +6.25%
75th Percentile £53,750 £53,750 £54,125
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +12.90% -2.11%

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 28 September 2021.

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 28 September 2021. 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 -82 142 £45,000 +2.27% 35
East Midlands +3 125 £43,750 +12.90% 35
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 28 September 2021, 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.

1 231 (85.87%) LAN
2 131 (48.70%) Firewall
3 130 (48.33%) Windows
4 127 (47.21%) Microsoft
5 113 (42.01%) Cisco
6 109 (40.52%) Active Directory
7 107 (39.78%) VMware
8 104 (38.66%) Microsoft 365
9 91 (33.83%) Azure
10 83 (30.86%) Windows Server
11 67 (24.91%) Cisco Certification
12 65 (24.16%) Data Centre
13 62 (23.05%) VMware Infrastructure
13 62 (23.05%) DNS
14 60 (22.30%) VPN
14 60 (22.30%) ITIL
15 59 (21.93%) DHCP
15 59 (21.93%) CCNP
15 59 (21.93%) Wi-Fi
16 57 (21.19%) TCP/IP
17 51 (18.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 50 (18.59%) Social Skills
19 49 (18.22%) Windows Server 2016
20 48 (17.84%) Hyper-V
21 47 (17.47%) Windows Server 2012
22 42 (15.61%) Microsoft Office
23 40 (14.87%) Telecoms
23 40 (14.87%) Windows 10
23 40 (14.87%) PowerShell
24 39 (14.50%) SCCM

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 27 (10.04%) SharePoint
2 24 (8.92%) MS Exchange
3 12 (4.46%) IIS
4 7 (2.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.49%) SAS
7 3 (1.12%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 42 (15.61%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (3.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 104 (38.66%) Microsoft 365
2 91 (33.83%) Azure
3 20 (7.43%) PaaS
4 19 (7.06%) IaaS
5 17 (6.32%) AWS
6 14 (5.20%) Power Platform
7 12 (4.46%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (4.09%) SaaS
9 9 (3.35%) OpenShift
10 8 (2.97%) OneDrive
11 7 (2.60%) Amazon EKS
11 7 (2.60%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (2.60%) AWS CodeCommit
11 7 (2.60%) AWS CodePipeline
11 7 (2.60%) Azure Pipelines
11 7 (2.60%) Dynamics 365
11 7 (2.60%) GCP
11 7 (2.60%) GitHub
11 7 (2.60%) Power Automate
12 6 (2.23%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 231 (85.87%) LAN
2 131 (48.70%) Firewall
3 62 (23.05%) DNS
4 60 (22.30%) VPN
5 59 (21.93%) DHCP
5 59 (21.93%) Wi-Fi
6 57 (21.19%) TCP/IP
7 30 (11.15%) VLAN
8 28 (10.41%) SD-WAN
9 24 (8.92%) Wireless
10 22 (8.18%) BGP
11 21 (7.81%) WLAN
12 18 (6.69%) MPLS
12 18 (6.69%) SAN
13 16 (5.95%) OSPF
14 14 (5.20%) Network Security
14 14 (5.20%) Remote Desktop
15 13 (4.83%) Cisco ASA
16 12 (4.46%) Cisco ISE
17 11 (4.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (10.04%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.20%) MySQL
3 8 (2.97%) OLAP
3 8 (2.97%) OLTP
4 7 (2.60%) MongoDB
4 7 (2.60%) NoSQL
4 7 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.86%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.37%) DB2
6 1 (0.37%) FileMaker
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.37%) Power BI
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (3.35%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.97%) Visual Studio
3 7 (2.60%) GitLab
3 7 (2.60%) Jenkins
3 7 (2.60%) Vagrant
4 4 (1.49%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 50 (18.59%) Social Skills
2 40 (14.87%) Telecoms
3 32 (11.90%) Manufacturing
4 14 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (4.46%) Law
6 9 (3.35%) Legal
6 9 (3.35%) Organisational Skills
6 9 (3.35%) Retail
7 7 (2.60%) Automotive
7 7 (2.60%) Public Sector
8 5 (1.86%) Banking
8 5 (1.86%) Finance
9 4 (1.49%) Local Government
10 1 (0.37%) Documentation Skills
10 1 (0.37%) Electronics
10 1 (0.37%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.37%) Presentation Skills
10 1 (0.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 58 (21.56%) Network Engineer
2 45 (16.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 32 (11.90%) Analyst
4 25 (9.29%) IT Support
5 24 (8.92%) IT Engineer
6 20 (7.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 19 (7.06%) Consultant
8 15 (5.58%) IT Manager
8 15 (5.58%) Support Engineer
9 14 (5.20%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (5.20%) Team Leader
10 13 (4.83%) Administrator
10 13 (4.83%) Infrastructure Team Leader
10 13 (4.83%) IT Analyst
10 13 (4.83%) Senior Network Engineer
10 13 (4.83%) Support Analyst
11 12 (4.46%) Service Analyst
11 12 (4.46%) Service Desk Analyst
12 11 (4.09%) Infrastructure Manager
12 11 (4.09%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.60%) .NET
1 7 (2.60%) .NET Core
1 7 (2.60%) AngularJS
1 7 (2.60%) ASP.NET
1 7 (2.60%) Django
1 7 (2.60%) Express
1 7 (2.60%) MEAN Stack
1 7 (2.60%) Node.js
1 7 (2.60%) Ruby on Rails
2 4 (1.49%) EDI
2 4 (1.49%) ISPF
3 3 (1.12%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 65 (24.16%) Data Centre
2 16 (5.95%) Driving Licence
3 12 (4.46%) Clustering
3 12 (4.46%) Fat Client
3 12 (4.46%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (4.46%) Thin Client
4 10 (3.72%) User Experience
5 9 (3.35%) Fibre Optics
5 9 (3.35%) FMCG
5 9 (3.35%) Public Cloud
6 7 (2.60%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.86%) Smartphone
8 4 (1.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (1.12%) PKI
9 3 (1.12%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.12%) Social Media
9 3 (1.12%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.74%) Digital Signage
10 2 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 130 (48.33%) Windows
2 83 (30.86%) Windows Server
3 49 (18.22%) Windows Server 2016
4 47 (17.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (14.87%) Windows 10
6 35 (13.01%) Linux
7 30 (11.15%) Windows Server 2019
8 17 (6.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (3.72%) Windows 7
10 9 (3.35%) Unix
11 6 (2.23%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (1.12%) Android
14 2 (0.74%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.74%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.37%) AIX
15 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.37%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (22.30%) ITIL
2 51 (18.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 34 (12.64%) Mentoring
4 33 (12.27%) Problem-Solving
5 28 (10.41%) DevOps
6 23 (8.55%) Disaster Recovery
6 23 (8.55%) Project Delivery
7 21 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (7.81%) Project Management
8 20 (7.43%) Security Patching
9 17 (6.32%) Presales
10 16 (5.95%) Coaching
10 16 (5.95%) Information Security
11 14 (5.20%) Computer Architecture
11 14 (5.20%) CRM
12 13 (4.83%) Patch Management
13 12 (4.46%) Change Management
13 12 (4.46%) Incident Management
14 11 (4.09%) Security Management
14 11 (4.09%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (14.87%) PowerShell
2 39 (14.50%) SQL
3 12 (4.46%) Python
4 8 (2.97%) C
5 7 (2.60%) Bash Shell
5 7 (2.60%) C#
5 7 (2.60%) C++
5 7 (2.60%) Java
5 7 (2.60%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.60%) Perl
5 7 (2.60%) PHP
5 7 (2.60%) Ruby
5 7 (2.60%) VB
5 7 (2.60%) VB.NET
6 3 (1.12%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.74%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 67 (24.91%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (21.93%) CCNP
3 29 (10.78%) CCNA
4 21 (7.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (6.69%) CCDP
6 17 (6.32%) CISSP
7 16 (5.95%) CISM
7 16 (5.95%) MCSE
8 13 (4.83%) CCIE
8 13 (4.83%) MCSA
9 9 (3.35%) CCIE Security
10 7 (2.60%) A+ Certification
10 7 (2.60%) Degree
11 6 (2.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (1.49%) CISA
12 4 (1.49%) MCP
12 4 (1.49%) SC Cleared
12 4 (1.49%) Security Cleared
13 3 (1.12%) JNCIP
13 3 (1.12%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (10.78%) SLA
2 14 (5.20%) PMO
3 8 (2.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (2.23%) Cyber Essentials
4 6 (2.23%) NIST
4 6 (2.23%) QA
5 5 (1.86%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.37%) GDPR
6 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 109 (40.52%) Active Directory
2 62 (23.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (17.84%) Hyper-V
4 28 (10.41%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (3.35%) Docker
6 8 (2.97%) BitLocker
6 8 (2.97%) Terminal Server
6 8 (2.97%) VMware Server
7 6 (2.23%) vSphere
7 6 (2.23%) XenApp
8 3 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.37%) Firmware
9 1 (0.37%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 39 (14.50%) SCCM
2 22 (8.18%) Microsoft Intune
3 21 (7.81%) WSUS
4 16 (5.95%) Single Sign-On
5 13 (4.83%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 11 (4.09%) Ansible
7 9 (3.35%) Kubernetes
7 9 (3.35%) vCenter Server
8 7 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (2.60%) Puppet
8 7 (2.60%) Terraform
9 6 (2.23%) Cisco Prime
10 5 (1.86%) FortiGate
11 4 (1.49%) Backup Exec
11 4 (1.49%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 2 (0.74%) Kustomize
12 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Clustering
12 2 (0.74%) SCOM
13 1 (0.37%) Cisco CUCM
13 1 (0.37%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 127 (47.21%) Microsoft
2 113 (42.01%) Cisco
3 107 (39.78%) VMware
4 30 (11.15%) Citrix
4 30 (11.15%) SolarWinds
5 21 (7.81%) Veeam
6 19 (7.06%) Juniper
7 17 (6.32%) Dell
7 17 (6.32%) Meraki
8 15 (5.58%) CheckPoint
9 13 (4.83%) HP
10 9 (3.35%) IBM
10 9 (3.35%) Palo Alto
11 8 (2.97%) Fortinet
11 8 (2.97%) Oracle
11 8 (2.97%) Siemens
12 7 (2.60%) Avaya
12 7 (2.60%) McAfee
12 7 (2.60%) RedGate
12 7 (2.60%) ServiceNow