Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 76 80
Rank change year-on-year +8 +4 -36
Permanent jobs citing WAN 17 15 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.91% 1.64% 1.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.04% 13.76% 16.54%
Number of salaries quoted 15 12 19
Staffordshire median annual salary £27,500 £30,500 £26,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.84% +16.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £17,000 £21,250 £24,300
90th Percentile £37,200 £70,875 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £39,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -8.24% +6.25% +11.11%

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 113 109 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 12.73% 11.93% 10.30%
Number of salaries quoted 85 89 121
Staffordshire median annual salary £33,500 £32,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.69% -1.54% -14.47%
10th Percentile £23,002 £19,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £47,500 £52,750 £60,000
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 24 May 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 24 May 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
Burton-upon-Trent -4 5 £27,500 -62.07%
Cannock +5 4 £35,500 +1.43%
Stoke-on-Trent +3 4 £25,000 +11.11% 1
Lichfield +7 1 £18,000 -40.98%
Tamworth -8 1 - -
WAN
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 17 (100.00%) LAN
2 16 (94.12%) Windows
3 14 (82.35%) Active Directory
4 12 (70.59%) VMware
5 9 (52.94%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (52.94%) Firewall
6 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
6 8 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (41.18%) Windows 10
7 7 (41.18%) Windows Server
7 7 (41.18%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (35.29%) Driving Licence
8 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (35.29%) SAN
8 6 (35.29%) SLA
8 6 (35.29%) ITIL
8 6 (35.29%) Hyper-V
9 5 (29.41%) NAS
9 5 (29.41%) Customer Engagement
9 5 (29.41%) VLAN
9 5 (29.41%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (29.41%) Asset Management
9 5 (29.41%) Business Continuity
9 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
9 5 (29.41%) VPN
9 5 (29.41%) Citrix
9 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (29.41%) Data Centre
9 5 (29.41%) Office 365
9 5 (29.41%) Change Management

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 (23.53%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (29.41%) Office 365
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (100.00%) LAN
2 9 (52.94%) Firewall
3 6 (35.29%) SAN
4 5 (29.41%) NAS
4 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
4 5 (29.41%) VLAN
4 5 (29.41%) VPN
5 1 (5.88%) Internet
5 1 (5.88%) NetScaler
5 1 (5.88%) PBX
5 1 (5.88%) VoIP
5 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
1 7 (41.18%) IT Support
2 4 (23.53%) Data Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Data Centre Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Data Centre Operations Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Operations Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (11.76%) IT Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) 1st Line Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) First Line Help Desk Support
5 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) VoIP Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Driving Licence
2 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (29.41%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.88%) Replication
3 1 (5.88%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 16 (94.12%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Windows 10
2 7 (41.18%) Windows Server
3 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (11.76%) Android
4 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (41.18%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (35.29%) ITIL
4 5 (29.41%) Asset Management
4 5 (29.41%) Business Continuity
4 5 (29.41%) Case Management
4 5 (29.41%) Change Management
4 5 (29.41%) Contract Management
4 5 (29.41%) Customer Engagement
4 5 (29.41%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (23.53%) BCP
5 4 (23.53%) Data Centre Operations
6 1 (5.88%) Creative Thinking
6 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
6 1 (5.88%) Project Management
6 1 (5.88%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (82.35%) Active Directory
2 8 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (35.29%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.88%) XenApp
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) VMware
2 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
3 5 (29.41%) Citrix
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco
5 1 (5.88%) Dell
5 1 (5.88%) EqualLogic
5 1 (5.88%) Meraki
5 1 (5.88%) Veeam