Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 64 48
Rank change year-on-year -3 -16 +6
Permanent jobs citing WAN 29 45 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 2.41% 3.63% 5.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.80% 23.81% 32.61%
Number of salaries quoted 19 38 55
Staffordshire median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +9.38% +28.00%
10th Percentile £20,475 £21,250 £21,450
90th Percentile £37,750 £67,500 £59,700
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% -11.76% +29.77%

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 133 189 184
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 11.07% 15.24% 15.46%
Number of salaries quoted 111 158 167
Staffordshire median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% -7.89% +26.67%
10th Percentile £21,125 £22,925 £21,900
90th Percentile £47,500 £65,000 £56,250
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% 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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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
Tamworth - 11 - -
Stoke-on-Trent +9 10 £27,250 +9.00%
Burton-upon-Trent +5 2 £35,000 -22.22%
Cannock - 2 £35,000 -
WAN
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 26 (89.66%) LAN
2 21 (72.41%) Firewall
3 18 (62.07%) Cisco
4 16 (55.17%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (48.28%) CCNA
6 13 (44.83%) HP
6 13 (44.83%) Microsoft
7 12 (41.38%) CCNP
8 11 (37.93%) Active Directory
8 11 (37.93%) Windows
8 11 (37.93%) Juniper
8 11 (37.93%) Motorola
8 11 (37.93%) VMware
8 11 (37.93%) Fortinet
8 11 (37.93%) Structured Cabling
9 8 (27.59%) MPLS
10 7 (24.14%) ITIL
10 7 (24.14%) Data Centre
11 6 (20.69%) Driving Licence
11 6 (20.69%) MS Exchange
11 6 (20.69%) WLAN
11 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Office
12 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
12 5 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
12 5 (17.24%) Windows 10
12 5 (17.24%) Windows 8
13 4 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
13 4 (13.79%) Windows Server
13 4 (13.79%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (13.79%) Wireless

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 6 (20.69%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.90%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (89.66%) LAN
2 21 (72.41%) Firewall
3 11 (37.93%) Structured Cabling
4 8 (27.59%) MPLS
5 6 (20.69%) WLAN
6 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
7 4 (13.79%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (13.79%) Wireless
8 3 (10.34%) NetScaler
9 2 (6.90%) Cisco ISE
9 2 (6.90%) Ethernet
9 2 (6.90%) Skype
9 2 (6.90%) Unified Communications
10 1 (3.45%) SAN
10 1 (3.45%) VPN
General
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Administrator
1 11 (37.93%) Network Administrator
2 9 (31.03%) Network Specialist
3 8 (27.59%) Network Engineer
4 5 (17.24%) Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) IT Support
5 3 (10.34%) Support Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Support Technician
6 2 (6.90%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (6.90%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Field Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) First Line Help Desk Support
6 2 (6.90%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Help Desk Support
6 2 (6.90%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Network Field Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Support Team Leader
6 2 (6.90%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Data Centre
2 6 (20.69%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.45%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 11 (37.93%) Windows
2 5 (17.24%) Windows 10
2 5 (17.24%) Windows 8
3 4 (13.79%) Windows Server
4 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.45%) Android
6 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) ITIL
2 2 (6.90%) Customer Acquisition
2 2 (6.90%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (6.90%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (6.90%) WAN Optimisation
3 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (3.45%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (3.45%) DevOps
3 1 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.45%) ITIL V3
3 1 (3.45%) Mentoring
3 1 (3.45%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 16 (55.17%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (48.28%) CCNA
3 12 (41.38%) CCNP
4 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.45%) CCSA
6 1 (3.45%) Degree
6 1 (3.45%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) SLA
2 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (3.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (37.93%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.34%) XenApp
Vendors
1 18 (62.07%) Cisco
2 13 (44.83%) HP
2 13 (44.83%) Microsoft
3 11 (37.93%) Fortinet
3 11 (37.93%) Juniper
3 11 (37.93%) Motorola
3 11 (37.93%) VMware
4 3 (10.34%) Citrix
5 2 (6.90%) Apple
5 2 (6.90%) CheckPoint
5 2 (6.90%) Mitel
5 2 (6.90%) Virgin Media