Period
to 21 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 76 67
Rank change year-on-year +15 -9 -27
Permanent jobs citing WAN 27 28 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 2.49% 2.58% 2.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.08% 17.83% 23.70%
Number of salaries quoted 21 22 30
Staffordshire median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £26,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +33.33% +5.00%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £20,950
90th Percentile £37,500 £65,625 £40,075
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% -2.50% +17.65%

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Staffordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 117 157 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 10.78% 14.44% 11.51%
Number of salaries quoted 98 132 128
Staffordshire median annual salary £33,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.71% +7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,750 £20,050
90th Percentile £44,774 £59,750 £55,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Staffordshire

WAN
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Salary trend for WAN in Staffordshire

WAN
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Salary histogram for WAN in Staffordshire

WAN
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 21 February 2018. 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
Stoke-on-Trent +15 8 £25,000 - 3
Burton-upon-Trent +7 7 £27,500 -38.89%
Tamworth - 6 - - 1
Cannock - 5 £35,500 -
WAN
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 25 (92.59%) LAN
2 20 (74.07%) Firewall
3 17 (62.96%) Windows
3 17 (62.96%) Active Directory
4 15 (55.56%) VMware
5 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
6 11 (40.74%) Cisco
7 10 (37.04%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (37.04%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (37.04%) Driving Licence
8 9 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (29.63%) CCNA
9 8 (29.63%) Windows Server
10 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (25.93%) ITIL
11 6 (22.22%) Juniper
11 6 (22.22%) SAN
11 6 (22.22%) Motorola
11 6 (22.22%) Citrix
11 6 (22.22%) HP
11 6 (22.22%) CCNP
11 6 (22.22%) Fortinet
11 6 (22.22%) Hyper-V
11 6 (22.22%) Structured Cabling
11 6 (22.22%) Data Centre
12 5 (18.52%) Data Centre Operations
12 5 (18.52%) Windows 10
12 5 (18.52%) Case Management
12 5 (18.52%) Contract Management
12 5 (18.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 5 (18.52%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) Office 365
2 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (92.59%) LAN
2 20 (74.07%) Firewall
3 6 (22.22%) SAN
3 6 (22.22%) Structured Cabling
4 5 (18.52%) NAS
4 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
4 5 (18.52%) VLAN
4 5 (18.52%) VPN
4 5 (18.52%) WLAN
5 4 (14.81%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (11.11%) MPLS
7 2 (7.41%) Cisco ISE
7 2 (7.41%) Ethernet
7 2 (7.41%) Skype
7 2 (7.41%) Unified Communications
7 2 (7.41%) Wireless
8 1 (3.70%) Internet
8 1 (3.70%) NetScaler
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Network Engineer
2 7 (25.93%) Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) Administrator
3 6 (22.22%) Network Administrator
4 5 (18.52%) Data Analyst
4 5 (18.52%) Data Centre Analyst
4 5 (18.52%) Data Centre Operations Analyst
4 5 (18.52%) IT Support
4 5 (18.52%) Operations Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) Network Specialist
6 3 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (11.11%) Support Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Field Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Help Desk Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Help Desk Support
7 2 (7.41%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) Driving Licence
2 6 (22.22%) Data Centre
3 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (62.96%) Windows
2 8 (29.63%) Windows Server
3 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (18.52%) Windows 10
5 4 (14.81%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (25.93%) ITIL
3 5 (18.52%) Asset Management
3 5 (18.52%) BCP
3 5 (18.52%) Business Continuity
3 5 (18.52%) Case Management
3 5 (18.52%) Change Management
3 5 (18.52%) Contract Management
3 5 (18.52%) Customer Engagement
3 5 (18.52%) Data Centre Operations
3 5 (18.52%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (7.41%) Customer Acquisition
4 2 (7.41%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (7.41%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (7.41%) Service Management
4 2 (7.41%) WAN Optimisation
5 1 (3.70%) Creative Thinking
5 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (3.70%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 10 (37.04%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (29.63%) CCNA
3 6 (22.22%) CCNP
4 5 (18.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (62.96%) Active Directory
2 9 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (22.22%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.70%) XenApp
Vendors
1 15 (55.56%) VMware
2 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
3 11 (40.74%) Cisco
4 6 (22.22%) Citrix
4 6 (22.22%) Fortinet
4 6 (22.22%) HP
4 6 (22.22%) Juniper
4 6 (22.22%) Motorola
5 2 (7.41%) Apple
5 2 (7.41%) Mitel
5 2 (7.41%) Virgin Media
6 1 (3.70%) Dell
6 1 (3.70%) EqualLogic
6 1 (3.70%) Veeam