Period
to 21 November 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 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 75 68
Rank change year-on-year +27 -7 -17
Permanent jobs citing WAN 29 30 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 3.92% 2.47% 3.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.43% 21.43% 24.19%
Number of salaries quoted 17 19 38
Staffordshire median annual salary £28,500 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.31% -7.14% +9.38%
10th Percentile £24,550 £20,475 £21,250
90th Percentile £36,375 £37,750 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -11.76%

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 102 140 186
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 13.78% 11.50% 15.05%
Number of salaries quoted 81 117 156
Staffordshire median annual salary £37,500 £33,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.94% -4.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £23,500 £21,125 £22,875
90th Percentile £52,500 £47,500 £65,000
West Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £38,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year +7.79% -1.28% +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 November 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 November 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 -2 12 £28,500 +4.59% 3
Burton-upon-Trent +6 7 - - 1
Cannock +4 3 £35,000 -
Stafford - 1 - -
WAN
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 27 (93.10%) LAN
2 25 (86.21%) Cisco
3 22 (75.86%) Firewall
4 20 (68.97%) VoIP
5 13 (44.83%) Windows
5 13 (44.83%) Wireless
5 13 (44.83%) Data Centre
6 12 (41.38%) VMware
6 12 (41.38%) CheckPoint
7 11 (37.93%) WLAN
7 11 (37.93%) Windows Server
8 10 (34.48%) Linux
8 10 (34.48%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (31.03%) CCNP
9 9 (31.03%) HP
9 9 (31.03%) Problem Management
9 9 (31.03%) Capacity Planning
9 9 (31.03%) Network Management
10 8 (27.59%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (27.59%) CCNA
11 7 (24.14%) Network Security
12 6 (20.69%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (20.69%) Network Design
12 6 (20.69%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (20.69%) Network Architecture
12 6 (20.69%) Problem-Solving
12 6 (20.69%) Cisco Nexus
12 6 (20.69%) Data Privacy
12 6 (20.69%) Internet
12 6 (20.69%) Active Directory

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 3 (10.34%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Infor LN
1 1 (3.45%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.90%) Office 365
2 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 27 (93.10%) LAN
2 22 (75.86%) Firewall
3 20 (68.97%) VoIP
4 13 (44.83%) Wireless
5 11 (37.93%) WLAN
6 7 (24.14%) Network Security
7 6 (20.69%) ADSL
7 6 (20.69%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (20.69%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (20.69%) Internet
7 6 (20.69%) MPLS
8 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
9 3 (10.34%) BGP
9 3 (10.34%) Cisco ISE
9 3 (10.34%) EIGRP
9 3 (10.34%) OSPF
9 3 (10.34%) Spanning Tree
9 3 (10.34%) Telepresence
9 3 (10.34%) VPN
9 3 (10.34%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.45%) Advertising
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Network Engineer
2 7 (24.14%) IT Support
2 7 (24.14%) Support Technician
3 6 (20.69%) Network Support
3 6 (20.69%) Senior Network Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) Server Support
4 5 (17.24%) IT Support Technician
4 5 (17.24%) IT Technician
5 4 (13.79%) Network Support Technician
5 4 (13.79%) Network Technician
5 4 (13.79%) Server Support Technician
5 4 (13.79%) Server Technician
6 3 (10.34%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 3 (10.34%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Technician
6 3 (10.34%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (10.34%) 3rd Line Support Technician
6 3 (10.34%) Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Architect
7 2 (6.90%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (6.90%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 13 (44.83%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.34%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (6.90%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 13 (44.83%) Windows
2 11 (37.93%) Windows Server
3 10 (34.48%) Linux
4 2 (6.90%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.45%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) Capacity Planning
1 9 (31.03%) Network Management
1 9 (31.03%) Problem Management
2 8 (27.59%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (20.69%) Data Privacy
3 6 (20.69%) Network Architecture
3 6 (20.69%) Network Design
3 6 (20.69%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (20.69%) Project Management
3 6 (20.69%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (10.34%) Coaching
4 3 (10.34%) ITIL
4 3 (10.34%) Load Balancing
4 3 (10.34%) Mentoring
4 3 (10.34%) Service Management
4 3 (10.34%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (6.90%) Innovative Thinking
6 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 1 (3.45%) Presales
6 1 (3.45%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (31.03%) CCNP
3 8 (27.59%) CCNA
4 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (20.69%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 25 (86.21%) Cisco
2 12 (41.38%) CheckPoint
2 12 (41.38%) VMware
3 9 (31.03%) HP
4 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
5 5 (17.24%) F5
5 5 (17.24%) Fortinet
6 3 (10.34%) Infoblox
6 3 (10.34%) Zscaler
7 1 (3.45%) Apple
7 1 (3.45%) Bloomberg
7 1 (3.45%) Epicor
7 1 (3.45%) Infor
7 1 (3.45%) Mitel
7 1 (3.45%) NetApp
7 1 (3.45%) Oracle
7 1 (3.45%) SAP
7 1 (3.45%) Sonus
7 1 (3.45%) Virgin Media