Period
to 31 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 31 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 78 67 86
Rank change year-on-year -11 +19 +1
Permanent jobs citing WAN 150 308 300
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.28% 3.94% 3.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.65% 19.52% 20.28%
Number of salaries quoted 111 247 214
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £23,250 £24,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,000 £72,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year +1.11% -4.26% +4.44%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 850 1,578 1,479
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.59% 20.20% 15.75%
Number of salaries quoted 636 1,147 1,014
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £61,950
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing WAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in the West Midlands

WAN
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing WAN in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for WAN in the West Midlands

WAN
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing WAN in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

Salary histogram for WAN in the West Midlands

WAN
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 31 May 2020. 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
Birmingham -17 45 £50,000 -4.76% 5
Staffordshire +36 42 £42,000 +86.67% 5
Warwickshire +32 20 £58,750 +17.50%
Solihull -30 13 £50,000 +17.65% 2
Herefordshire +19 11 £47,500 +131.71%
Coventry +24 6 £24,500 -42.49%
Worcestershire +17 3 £45,500 +5.20% 4
Sutton Coldfield +13 3 £30,000 +3.45% 1
Shropshire +19 1 - - 2
Dudley -3 1 £28,500 -18.57%
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 31 May 2020, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for WAN.

1 143 (95.33%) LAN
2 80 (53.33%) Cisco
3 71 (47.33%) Firewall
4 60 (40.00%) Windows
5 50 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 48 (32.00%) VMware
7 43 (28.67%) Cisco Certification
8 39 (26.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 38 (25.33%) Active Directory
10 36 (24.00%) VPN
11 34 (22.67%) CCNP
11 34 (22.67%) Wireless
11 34 (22.67%) Data Centre
12 33 (22.00%) ITIL
13 31 (20.67%) DNS
14 30 (20.00%) MS Exchange
15 29 (19.33%) DHCP
15 29 (19.33%) Degree
16 28 (18.67%) MCSE
16 28 (18.67%) Microsoft Certification
16 28 (18.67%) SAN
16 28 (18.67%) MPLS
16 28 (18.67%) OSPF
17 27 (18.00%) TCP/IP
18 26 (17.33%) Office 365
19 25 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
20 24 (16.00%) Network Design
20 24 (16.00%) CheckPoint
20 24 (16.00%) Windows Server
21 23 (15.33%) VLAN

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 30 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 10 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 10 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.00%) IIS
4 2 (1.33%) Sitefinity
4 2 (1.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (11.33%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 26 (17.33%) Office 365
2 14 (9.33%) Azure
3 7 (4.67%) IaaS
4 6 (4.00%) AWS
5 4 (2.67%) SaaS
6 2 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 143 (95.33%) LAN
2 71 (47.33%) Firewall
3 36 (24.00%) VPN
4 34 (22.67%) Wireless
5 31 (20.67%) DNS
6 29 (19.33%) DHCP
7 28 (18.67%) MPLS
7 28 (18.67%) OSPF
7 28 (18.67%) SAN
8 27 (18.00%) TCP/IP
9 25 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
10 23 (15.33%) VLAN
11 21 (14.00%) BGP
12 18 (12.00%) Cisco Nexus
12 18 (12.00%) EIGRP
13 16 (10.67%) Network Security
14 15 (10.00%) WLAN
15 13 (8.67%) Wi-Fi
16 11 (7.33%) Cisco IOS
16 11 (7.33%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 22 (14.67%) Public Sector
2 11 (7.33%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.67%) Retail
4 6 (4.00%) Finance
5 4 (2.67%) Automotive
5 4 (2.67%) Law
6 2 (1.33%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 44 (29.33%) Network Engineer
2 26 (17.33%) Analyst
3 20 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 15 (10.00%) Support Analyst
5 13 (8.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 12 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support
7 11 (7.33%) Senior Network Engineer
8 8 (5.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
8 8 (5.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (5.33%) Lead Network Engineer
8 8 (5.33%) Systems Engineer
8 8 (5.33%) Technical Support
9 7 (4.67%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
9 7 (4.67%) 2nd/3rd Line Technical Support
9 7 (4.67%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
9 7 (4.67%) 3rd Line Technical Support
9 7 (4.67%) IT Engineer
9 7 (4.67%) Technical Analyst
9 7 (4.67%) Technical Support Analyst
10 6 (4.00%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 34 (22.67%) Data Centre
2 11 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.33%) Management Information System
3 10 (6.67%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.67%) CCTV
4 4 (2.67%) User Experience
5 3 (2.00%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.33%) e-Learning
6 2 (1.33%) EMC VNX
6 2 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.33%) Internet of Things
6 2 (1.33%) IPTV
6 2 (1.33%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.67%) AS400
7 1 (0.67%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.67%) PKI
7 1 (0.67%) PMI
7 1 (0.67%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 60 (40.00%) Windows
2 24 (16.00%) Windows Server
3 14 (9.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (8.00%) Windows 10
4 12 (8.00%) Windows 7
5 9 (6.00%) Windows 8
6 7 (4.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.67%) Linux
7 4 (2.67%) Unix
7 4 (2.67%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (2.00%) Android
8 3 (2.00%) Apple iOS
8 3 (2.00%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.67%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (22.00%) ITIL
2 24 (16.00%) Network Design
3 19 (12.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 18 (12.00%) Mentoring
5 17 (11.33%) Problem-Solving
6 15 (10.00%) Network Architecture
6 15 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (9.33%) Network Management
8 13 (8.67%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (7.33%) Capacity Management
9 11 (7.33%) Change Management
10 9 (6.00%) Information Security
10 9 (6.00%) SIEM
11 8 (5.33%) Performance Tuning
11 8 (5.33%) Presales
11 8 (5.33%) Root Cause Analysis
11 8 (5.33%) Service Delivery
12 7 (4.67%) Collaborative Working
12 7 (4.67%) Data Management
12 7 (4.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.67%) SQL
2 3 (2.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (2.00%) VBScript
3 2 (1.33%) C
3 2 (1.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 43 (28.67%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (22.67%) CCNP
3 29 (19.33%) Degree
4 28 (18.67%) MCSE
4 28 (18.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 22 (14.67%) CCNA
6 16 (10.67%) CCIE
7 15 (10.00%) Security Cleared
8 14 (9.33%) SC Cleared
9 13 (8.67%) MCSA
10 12 (8.00%) DV Cleared
11 7 (4.67%) CCDP
11 7 (4.67%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 7 (4.67%) MCP
12 4 (2.67%) CCDA
12 4 (2.67%) CISSP
13 3 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (2.00%) SANS
14 2 (1.33%) A+ Certification
14 2 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (14.67%) SLA
2 6 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.00%) QA
4 2 (1.33%) GDPR
4 2 (1.33%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.33%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 39 (26.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (25.33%) Active Directory
3 15 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.67%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (4.00%) XenApp
5 6 (4.00%) XenDesktop
6 5 (3.33%) Docker
7 4 (2.67%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (2.67%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 2 (1.33%) vSphere
9 1 (0.67%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 10 (6.67%) FortiGate
2 9 (6.00%) SCCM
3 7 (4.67%) Backup Exec
3 7 (4.67%) SCOM
4 5 (3.33%) Cisco CUCM
4 5 (3.33%) Kubernetes
5 4 (2.67%) CASB
5 4 (2.67%) Terraform
6 3 (2.00%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (2.00%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.67%) OpenView
8 1 (0.67%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 80 (53.33%) Cisco
2 50 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 48 (32.00%) VMware
4 24 (16.00%) CheckPoint
5 23 (15.33%) Fortinet
6 20 (13.33%) HP
7 16 (10.67%) Juniper
8 14 (9.33%) Citrix
8 14 (9.33%) Meraki
9 13 (8.67%) Palo Alto
10 12 (8.00%) Veeam
11 11 (7.33%) Symantec
12 8 (5.33%) Oracle
13 7 (4.67%) McAfee
14 6 (4.00%) SolarWinds
15 5 (3.33%) Dell
15 5 (3.33%) Virgin Media
16 4 (2.67%) 3PAR
16 4 (2.67%) Avaya
16 4 (2.67%) Mitel