Period
to 22 November 2017

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

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 69 75
Rank change year-on-year -20 +6 +13
Permanent jobs citing WAN 335 461 387
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.29% 4.01% 3.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.95% 25.16% 22.59%
Number of salaries quoted 263 347 394
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -11.76% +30.77%
10th Percentile £24,100 £21,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £51,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%

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 1599 1832 1713
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.72% 15.95% 15.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1300 1423 1518
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £23,975 £22,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £61,025 £58,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 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
Birmingham -19 162 £40,000 - 6
Warwickshire +21 47 £40,000 +5.26% 1
Staffordshire -13 29 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Shropshire +4 21 £55,000 +69.23% 2
Worcestershire -29 20 £30,000 -21.31% 1
Coventry +2 19 £47,500 +26.67% 2
Solihull +2 13 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Wolverhampton +7 7 £35,000 +59.09%
Herefordshire -4 2 £52,500 +20.00%
Sutton Coldfield +2 1 £42,500 +30.77%
Walsall -3 1 £18,000 -18.18%
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for WAN.

1 261 (77.91%) LAN
2 205 (61.19%) Firewall
3 182 (54.33%) Cisco
4 135 (40.30%) Cisco Certification
5 130 (38.81%) Windows
6 100 (29.85%) Microsoft
7 94 (28.06%) Active Directory
8 91 (27.16%) CCNA
9 89 (26.57%) CCNP
10 86 (25.67%) ITIL
11 80 (23.88%) TCP/IP
12 74 (22.09%) Windows Server
13 72 (21.49%) VMware
14 70 (20.90%) HP
15 67 (20.00%) VPN
15 67 (20.00%) Data Centre
16 64 (19.10%) CheckPoint
17 61 (18.21%) Juniper
18 59 (17.61%) MPLS
19 57 (17.01%) VMware Infrastructure
20 56 (16.72%) Microsoft Azure
21 54 (16.12%) Network Security
22 52 (15.52%) OSPF
23 51 (15.22%) Finance
24 49 (14.63%) Telecoms
25 47 (14.03%) MS Exchange
26 46 (13.73%) Project Management
26 46 (13.73%) VLAN
27 45 (13.43%) VoIP
28 43 (12.84%) Fortinet

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 47 (14.03%) MS Exchange
2 10 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (2.39%) IIS
4 8 (2.39%) Skype for Business
5 7 (2.09%) CMS
6 5 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (1.49%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (1.19%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.30%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.30%) Sitefinity
9 1 (0.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 41 (12.24%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.90%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 56 (16.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (11.94%) Office 365
3 37 (11.04%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (3.28%) SaaS
5 8 (2.39%) IaaS
6 7 (2.09%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (2.09%) PaaS
7 4 (1.19%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 261 (77.91%) LAN
2 205 (61.19%) Firewall
3 80 (23.88%) TCP/IP
4 67 (20.00%) VPN
5 59 (17.61%) MPLS
6 54 (16.12%) Network Security
7 52 (15.52%) OSPF
8 46 (13.73%) VLAN
9 45 (13.43%) VoIP
10 40 (11.94%) Cisco ASA
10 40 (11.94%) Wireless
11 39 (11.64%) BGP
11 39 (11.64%) DNS
12 38 (11.34%) DHCP
13 30 (8.96%) SAN
13 30 (8.96%) WLAN
14 29 (8.66%) Wi-Fi
15 19 (5.67%) Internet
16 18 (5.37%) Structured Cabling
17 16 (4.78%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (7.46%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.30%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (1.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.60%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.30%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.30%) GDB
3 1 (0.30%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.30%) sqlmap
General
1 51 (15.22%) Finance
2 49 (14.63%) Telecoms
3 19 (5.67%) Retail
4 7 (2.09%) Banking
5 6 (1.79%) Law
6 5 (1.49%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.49%) Multimedia
7 4 (1.19%) Marketing
8 3 (0.90%) Legal
9 2 (0.60%) Automotive
9 2 (0.60%) Billing
9 2 (0.60%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.30%) Advertising
10 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 100 (29.85%) Network Engineer
2 44 (13.13%) Analyst
3 31 (9.25%) Architect
4 25 (7.46%) Senior Network Engineer
5 22 (6.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 21 (6.27%) IT Support
6 21 (6.27%) Support Engineer
7 18 (5.37%) Network Architect
7 18 (5.37%) Network Specialist
8 17 (5.07%) Support Analyst
9 15 (4.48%) 3rd Line Support
9 15 (4.48%) Cisco Engineer
9 15 (4.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 15 (4.48%) Network Support
10 14 (4.18%) Field Engineer
11 13 (3.88%) Consultant
12 12 (3.58%) Infrastructure Manager
12 12 (3.58%) Network Security Engineer
12 12 (3.58%) Service Analyst
12 12 (3.58%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.09%) Middleware
2 6 (1.79%) JSON
2 6 (1.79%) WAP
3 4 (1.19%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.60%) COM
4 2 (0.60%) CSS
4 2 (0.60%) HTML
5 1 (0.30%) .NET
5 1 (0.30%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.30%) HTML5
5 1 (0.30%) jQuery
5 1 (0.30%) OAuth
5 1 (0.30%) OpenID
5 1 (0.30%) Web Services
5 1 (0.30%) XML
5 1 (0.30%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 67 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 39 (11.64%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (5.67%) Driving Licence
4 17 (5.07%) Computer Science
5 12 (3.58%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (3.58%) Mobile Computing
6 11 (3.28%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (2.39%) iPad
8 6 (1.79%) PKI
8 6 (1.79%) Smartphone
9 4 (1.19%) Clustering
9 4 (1.19%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.90%) CCTV
11 2 (0.60%) AS400
11 2 (0.60%) Handset
11 2 (0.60%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.30%) CESG
12 1 (0.30%) iPhone
12 1 (0.30%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.30%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 130 (38.81%) Windows
2 74 (22.09%) Windows Server
3 27 (8.06%) Windows 7
4 22 (6.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (5.97%) Windows 10
6 19 (5.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (4.18%) Linux
8 14 (4.18%) Unix
9 13 (3.88%) Android
10 9 (2.69%) Windows 8
11 5 (1.49%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.19%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (1.19%) Windows Mobile
12 4 (1.19%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.60%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.30%) Kali Linux
14 1 (0.30%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (25.67%) ITIL
2 46 (13.73%) Project Management
3 40 (11.94%) Network Design
4 32 (9.55%) Presales
4 32 (9.55%) Service Delivery
5 28 (8.36%) Network Management
6 24 (7.16%) Network Architecture
7 23 (6.87%) Load Balancing
8 22 (6.57%) Continuous Improvement
9 21 (6.27%) Disaster Recovery
9 21 (6.27%) PRINCE2
10 19 (5.67%) Change Management
10 19 (5.67%) Line Management
11 18 (5.37%) Root Cause Analysis
12 17 (5.07%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (5.07%) Mentoring
13 15 (4.48%) Business Continuity
13 15 (4.48%) SIEM
13 15 (4.48%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (4.18%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 23 (6.87%) SQL
2 12 (3.58%) PowerShell
3 7 (2.09%) C
4 2 (0.60%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.30%) ANSI C
5 1 (0.30%) C#
5 1 (0.30%) COBOL
5 1 (0.30%) Embedded C
5 1 (0.30%) Java
5 1 (0.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 135 (40.30%) Cisco Certification
2 91 (27.16%) CCNA
3 89 (26.57%) CCNP
4 27 (8.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (7.16%) Degree
6 21 (6.27%) ITIL Certification
7 20 (5.97%) MCSE
8 16 (4.78%) Computer Science Degree
9 14 (4.18%) CCDP
10 12 (3.58%) CCIE
11 8 (2.39%) CCDA
11 8 (2.39%) JNCIA
11 8 (2.39%) JNCIS
12 6 (1.79%) CISSP
12 6 (1.79%) GCIA
12 6 (1.79%) GCIH
12 6 (1.79%) SSCP
13 5 (1.49%) MCP
14 4 (1.19%) MCSA
14 4 (1.19%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (5.07%) SLA
3 10 (2.99%) PCI DSS
4 9 (2.69%) COBIT
5 2 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.30%) GDPR
6 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.30%) NIST 800
System Software
1 94 (28.06%) Active Directory
2 57 (17.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (10.15%) Hyper-V
4 11 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (2.09%) vSphere
5 7 (2.09%) XenApp
6 5 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.90%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (0.90%) ISA Server
7 3 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.90%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.60%) Firmware
8 2 (0.60%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.30%) Docker
9 1 (0.30%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.30%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.30%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (2.99%) WSUS
2 9 (2.69%) Cisco CUCM
2 9 (2.69%) FortiGate
3 8 (2.39%) AirWatch
4 6 (1.79%) SCCM
4 6 (1.79%) SCVMM
5 5 (1.49%) QRadar
6 4 (1.19%) Backup Exec
6 4 (1.19%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (1.19%) NetBackup
6 4 (1.19%) WhatsUp Gold
7 2 (0.60%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (0.60%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.60%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.30%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.30%) Nmap
8 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.30%) SCOM
8 1 (0.30%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 182 (54.33%) Cisco
2 100 (29.85%) Microsoft
3 72 (21.49%) VMware
4 70 (20.90%) HP
5 64 (19.10%) CheckPoint
6 61 (18.21%) Juniper
7 43 (12.84%) Fortinet
8 28 (8.36%) F5
9 20 (5.97%) Citrix
10 19 (5.67%) Motorola
11 16 (4.78%) Brocade
12 13 (3.88%) Palo Alto
13 12 (3.58%) SolarWinds
14 11 (3.28%) McAfee
14 11 (3.28%) Oracle
14 11 (3.28%) Symantec
15 10 (2.99%) Veeam
16 8 (2.39%) Mitel
16 8 (2.39%) SOTI
17 7 (2.09%) Sophos