Period
to 23 June 2018

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 23 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 82 65
Rank change year-on-year -4 -17 +23
Permanent jobs citing WAN 318 337 492
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.34% 3.43% 4.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.78% 22.74% 27.08%
Number of salaries quoted 214 285 381
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +8.84%
10th Percentile £26,075 £25,750 £24,500
90th Percentile £60,500 £58,250 £61,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 1,530 1,482 1,817
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.07% 15.09% 14.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1,045 1,183 1,450
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,000 £24,114 £24,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WAN in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for WAN in the West Midlands

WAN
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 June 2018.

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 23 June 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
Birmingham +9 178 £40,000 -5.88% 12
Coventry +14 39 £35,000 -33.33% 1
Worcestershire +3 22 £29,000 -22.67% 1
Wolverhampton -2 22 £39,750 -6.74% 2
Staffordshire -3 17 £27,500 -9.84% 3
Warwickshire -15 8 £35,250 +0.71% 2
Dudley - 8 £25,000 - 1
Solihull +2 5 £42,000 +20.00% 2
Herefordshire +16 4 £45,000 -
Sutton Coldfield -1 2 £42,500 -31.45% 2
Shropshire -9 2 £55,000 +2.80% 5
Walsall - 2 £30,500 -
Brierley Hill 0 1 - -
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for WAN.

1 255 (80.19%) LAN
2 197 (61.95%) Cisco
3 168 (52.83%) Firewall
4 164 (51.57%) ITIL
5 145 (45.60%) VMware
6 143 (44.97%) Data Centre
7 141 (44.34%) Cisco Certification
8 138 (43.40%) Windows
9 113 (35.53%) Active Directory
10 112 (35.22%) VMware Infrastructure
11 109 (34.28%) CCNP
12 107 (33.65%) Microsoft
13 106 (33.33%) CheckPoint
14 98 (30.82%) Windows Server
15 93 (29.25%) HP
16 90 (28.30%) Fortinet
17 78 (24.53%) Presales
17 78 (24.53%) VPN
18 77 (24.21%) Juniper
19 76 (23.90%) Load Balancing
20 73 (22.96%) MPLS
21 72 (22.64%) OSPF
22 67 (21.07%) Wireless
23 64 (20.13%) MS Exchange
24 63 (19.81%) VoIP
25 62 (19.50%) F5
26 60 (18.87%) VLAN
27 57 (17.92%) Project Management
28 56 (17.61%) CCDP
29 55 (17.30%) SSL

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 64 (20.13%) MS Exchange
2 21 (6.60%) IIS
3 9 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (2.20%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.94%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.63%) JBoss
8 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 15 (4.72%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.63%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.31%) assyst
2 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 49 (15.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (9.75%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (5.97%) Office 365
4 2 (0.63%) SaaS
5 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.31%) IaaS
5 1 (0.31%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 255 (80.19%) LAN
2 168 (52.83%) Firewall
3 78 (24.53%) VPN
4 73 (22.96%) MPLS
5 72 (22.64%) OSPF
6 67 (21.07%) Wireless
7 63 (19.81%) VoIP
8 60 (18.87%) VLAN
9 55 (17.30%) SSL
10 50 (15.72%) Network Security
11 47 (14.78%) WLAN
12 46 (14.47%) TCP/IP
13 44 (13.84%) SAN
14 43 (13.52%) Cisco ASA
15 39 (12.26%) Cisco Firepower
16 35 (11.01%) DNS
17 33 (10.38%) DHCP
18 32 (10.06%) IPsec
19 28 (8.81%) BGP
20 26 (8.18%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (15.72%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.31%) MySQL
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.31%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Burp Suite
1 1 (0.31%) GDB
1 1 (0.31%) Metasploit
1 1 (0.31%) sqlmap
General
1 33 (10.38%) Finance
2 15 (4.72%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.77%) Manufacturing
4 11 (3.46%) Retail
5 5 (1.57%) Law
6 3 (0.94%) Automotive
6 3 (0.94%) Legal
7 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.31%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 65 (20.44%) Architect
2 50 (15.72%) Analyst
3 47 (14.78%) Solutions Architect
4 45 (14.15%) Security Architect
5 43 (13.52%) Network Engineer
5 43 (13.52%) Security Solutions Architect
6 39 (12.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 37 (11.64%) Support Analyst
8 29 (9.12%) Network Architect
9 28 (8.81%) Network Support
10 24 (7.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 23 (7.23%) Consultant
12 22 (6.92%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
12 22 (6.92%) Network Analyst
13 21 (6.60%) Support Engineer
13 21 (6.60%) Technical Support
14 20 (6.29%) Network Support Analyst
15 19 (5.97%) Network Consultant
16 18 (5.66%) 3rd Line Support
16 18 (5.66%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.57%) COM
2 1 (0.31%) .NET
2 1 (0.31%) LDAP
2 1 (0.31%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 143 (44.97%) Data Centre
2 35 (11.01%) Self-Motivation
3 32 (10.06%) Driving Licence
4 27 (8.49%) Cyberthreat
4 27 (8.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 24 (7.55%) Computer Science
6 16 (5.03%) FlexPod
7 11 (3.46%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (2.83%) Virtual Team
9 5 (1.57%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.57%) Mobile Computing
10 3 (0.94%) Fintech
11 2 (0.63%) Clustering
11 2 (0.63%) CMDB
11 2 (0.63%) EMV
11 2 (0.63%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.31%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.31%) NHS
12 1 (0.31%) Replication
12 1 (0.31%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 138 (43.40%) Windows
2 98 (30.82%) Windows Server
3 37 (11.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 25 (7.86%) Linux
5 23 (7.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (5.03%) Windows 10
6 16 (5.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (4.40%) Windows 7
8 7 (2.20%) Android
9 6 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (1.89%) Windows 8
9 6 (1.89%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.94%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.63%) CentOS
12 1 (0.31%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.31%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.31%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.31%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (51.57%) ITIL
2 78 (24.53%) Presales
3 76 (23.90%) Load Balancing
4 57 (17.92%) Project Management
5 52 (16.35%) Network Design
6 51 (16.04%) Network Management
7 50 (15.72%) PRINCE2
8 49 (15.41%) Disaster Recovery
9 47 (14.78%) ITIL V3
10 46 (14.47%) Service Delivery
11 44 (13.84%) SIEM
12 39 (12.26%) Stakeholder Management
13 38 (11.95%) Incident Management
14 33 (10.38%) Business Continuity
15 28 (8.81%) Problem-Solving
15 28 (8.81%) Vulnerability Management
16 27 (8.49%) IT Strategy
16 27 (8.49%) Malware Detection/Protection
16 27 (8.49%) Software Optimisation
16 27 (8.49%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 9 (2.83%) PowerShell
1 9 (2.83%) SQL
2 4 (1.26%) Python
3 3 (0.94%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.63%) C
5 1 (0.31%) Java
5 1 (0.31%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 141 (44.34%) Cisco Certification
2 109 (34.28%) CCNP
3 56 (17.61%) CCDP
4 52 (16.35%) CCNA
5 38 (11.95%) Microsoft Certification
6 32 (10.06%) Degree
7 31 (9.75%) ITIL Certification
7 31 (9.75%) MCSE
8 29 (9.12%) CISSP
9 24 (7.55%) Computer Science Degree
10 20 (6.29%) ISSAP
11 19 (5.97%) CCSE
11 19 (5.97%) IISP
11 19 (5.97%) JNCIP
12 18 (5.66%) CCIE
13 8 (2.52%) Check Point Certification
13 8 (2.52%) CISM
13 8 (2.52%) MCSA
14 6 (1.89%) MCITP
14 6 (1.89%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (15.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 48 (15.09%) SLA
3 27 (8.49%) COBIT
4 19 (5.97%) Cyber Essentials
5 9 (2.83%) PMO
6 7 (2.20%) GDPR
7 3 (0.94%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 113 (35.53%) Active Directory
2 112 (35.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (16.35%) VMware ESXi
4 30 (9.43%) Hyper-V
5 16 (5.03%) VMware NSX
6 14 (4.40%) Firmware
7 7 (2.20%) vSphere
8 6 (1.89%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.94%) XenApp
10 2 (0.63%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.63%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.63%) Squid
10 2 (0.63%) VMware GSX
11 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 37 (11.64%) QRadar
2 18 (5.66%) WhatsUp Gold
3 17 (5.35%) CASB
4 16 (5.03%) Cisco Prime
5 9 (2.83%) SCVMM
6 6 (1.89%) AirWatch
6 6 (1.89%) SCCM
7 5 (1.57%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (1.26%) FortiGate
8 4 (1.26%) WSUS
9 3 (0.94%) Cisco UCCE
9 3 (0.94%) Cisco UCCX
9 3 (0.94%) NetVault Backup
10 2 (0.63%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.63%) RSA enVision
10 2 (0.63%) SCOM
10 2 (0.63%) SELinux
11 1 (0.31%) Nagios
11 1 (0.31%) Nmap
11 1 (0.31%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 197 (61.95%) Cisco
2 145 (45.60%) VMware
3 107 (33.65%) Microsoft
4 106 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 93 (29.25%) HP
6 90 (28.30%) Fortinet
7 77 (24.21%) Juniper
8 62 (19.50%) F5
9 44 (13.84%) SolarWinds
10 40 (12.58%) Meraki
11 27 (8.49%) Citrix
11 27 (8.49%) Forcepoint
11 27 (8.49%) Tufin
12 24 (7.55%) Sophos
13 22 (6.92%) McAfee
14 21 (6.60%) Brocade
15 20 (6.29%) Aruba
15 20 (6.29%) Tripwire
16 19 (5.97%) IBM
16 19 (5.97%) LogRhythm