Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 70 76
Rank change year-on-year +1 +6 -37
Permanent jobs citing WAN 16 24 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.86% 2.39% 2.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.09% 17.91% 21.29%
Number of salaries quoted 12 17 30
Staffordshire median annual salary £27,500 £35,000 £34,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.43% +0.72% +21.72%
10th Percentile £17,500 £23,950 £21,250
90th Percentile £34,525 £51,000 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £38,455
% change year-on-year -5.88% +10.52% -3.86%

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 106 134 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 12.31% 13.35% 12.07%
Number of salaries quoted 76 105 138
Staffordshire median annual salary £37,500 £32,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% -4.41% -18.07%
10th Percentile £23,127 £21,125 £23,000
90th Percentile £50,000 £47,500 £65,750
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -4 8 £28,000 +2.75% 1
Lichfield +12 1 £18,000 -40.98%
Tamworth -4 1 - -
Burton-upon-Trent -9 1 - - 1
Stafford - 1 - -
WAN
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 14 (87.50%) LAN
2 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 11 (68.75%) Cisco
3 8 (50.00%) VoIP
3 8 (50.00%) VMware
4 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
4 7 (43.75%) Windows Server
5 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
5 6 (37.50%) CheckPoint
5 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 6 (37.50%) Linux
5 6 (37.50%) Firewall
5 6 (37.50%) Problem Management
6 5 (31.25%) Project Management
6 5 (31.25%) HP
6 5 (31.25%) Network Architecture
7 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
7 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
8 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
8 3 (18.75%) Service Management
8 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
9 2 (12.50%) Office 365
9 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
9 2 (12.50%) Driving Licence
9 2 (12.50%) Windows 10
9 2 (12.50%) Innovative Thinking
9 2 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (12.50%) Wireless
9 2 (12.50%) Android

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 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Infor LN
1 1 (6.25%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (87.50%) LAN
2 8 (50.00%) VoIP
3 6 (37.50%) Firewall
4 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (12.50%) DNS
5 2 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (12.50%) Wireless
6 1 (6.25%) DHCP
6 1 (6.25%) MPLS
6 1 (6.25%) Network Security
6 1 (6.25%) PBX
6 1 (6.25%) Skype
6 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications
6 1 (6.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (6.25%) Advertising
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) IT Support
1 5 (31.25%) Support Technician
2 4 (25.00%) Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) IT Support Technician
3 3 (18.75%) IT Technician
3 3 (18.75%) Network Support
3 3 (18.75%) Network Support Technician
3 3 (18.75%) Network Technician
3 3 (18.75%) Server Support
3 3 (18.75%) Server Support Technician
3 3 (18.75%) Server Technician
3 3 (18.75%) Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (12.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 2 (12.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Technician
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Technician
4 2 (12.50%) IT Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) VoIP Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (12.50%) Driving Licence
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Licensing
3 1 (6.25%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Windows Server
3 6 (37.50%) Linux
4 2 (12.50%) Android
4 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
4 2 (12.50%) Windows 10
4 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
5 1 (6.25%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Problem Management
2 5 (31.25%) Network Architecture
2 5 (31.25%) Project Management
3 3 (18.75%) Service Management
4 2 (12.50%) Innovative Thinking
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.25%) Data Management
5 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (6.25%) ERP
5 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL
5 1 (6.25%) ITSM
5 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
5 1 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (6.25%) Presales
5 1 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
5 1 (6.25%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) CCNA
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.25%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Cisco
2 8 (50.00%) VMware
3 6 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 5 (31.25%) HP
5 1 (6.25%) Apple
5 1 (6.25%) Bloomberg
5 1 (6.25%) Epicor
5 1 (6.25%) Infor
5 1 (6.25%) Meraki
5 1 (6.25%) Mitel
5 1 (6.25%) NetApp
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle
5 1 (6.25%) SAP
5 1 (6.25%) Sonus
5 1 (6.25%) Virgin Media