WAN Jobs in the West Midlands

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > West Midlands

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 2 March 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
2 Mar 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 44 140 117
Rank change year-on-year +96 -23 -19
Permanent jobs citing WAN 273 159 186
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.81% 2.16% 2.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.92% 14.96% 17.58%
Number of salaries quoted 230 130 165
10th Percentile £24,696 £25,500 £30,500
25th Percentile £31,250 £32,125 £37,707
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £45,975 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.56% +2.17% +5.88%
75th Percentile £53,750 £63,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £61,905 £80,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -5.26%

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 944 1,063 1,058
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.63% 14.43% 14.81%
Number of salaries quoted 814 586 727
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £26,400
25th Percentile £31,000 £32,000 £31,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -8.11%
75th Percentile £57,500 £62,500 £56,375
90th Percentile £68,750 £75,625 £68,750
England median annual salary £49,000 £51,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year -4.85% - +3.00%

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

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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 2 March 2024.

Salary histogram for WAN in the West Midlands

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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 2 March 2024. 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
Jobs
Birmingham +56 108 £45,000 -18.18% 17
Warwickshire +122 59 £40,313 -10.42% 3
Staffordshire +13 27 £43,000 +1.78% 8
Worcestershire -2 23 £48,500 +7.18% 4
Coventry +46 16 £42,500 -17.48% 3
Shropshire -4 12 £46,500 +78.85% 4
Solihull +8 9 £62,100 +123.78% 15
Walsall +29 3 £42,500 +41.67%
Wednesbury - 3 £30,000 -
Brierley Hill - 2 £29,750 -
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England

WAN
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 39 (14.29%) IIS
2 29 (10.62%) Microsoft Exchange
3 19 (6.96%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 33 (12.09%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.37%) Trello
Business Applications
1 3 (1.10%) Salesforce CRM
Cloud Services
1 96 (35.16%) Azure
2 49 (17.95%) Microsoft 365
3 34 (12.45%) AWS
4 24 (8.79%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (5.49%) Entra ID
6 8 (2.93%) Azure Sentinel
7 5 (1.83%) OneDrive
8 3 (1.10%) GCP
8 3 (1.10%) Google Workspace
8 3 (1.10%) Power Platform
8 3 (1.10%) PowerApps
9 2 (0.73%) SaaS
10 1 (0.37%) Azure DevOps
10 1 (0.37%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 182 (66.67%) LAN
2 101 (37.00%) Firewall
3 72 (26.37%) SD-WAN
4 58 (21.25%) Wireless
5 53 (19.41%) MPLS
6 49 (17.95%) TCP/IP
6 49 (17.95%) VPN
7 47 (17.22%) WLAN
8 44 (16.12%) BGP
9 41 (15.02%) VLAN
10 39 (14.29%) OSPF
11 32 (11.72%) Wi-Fi
12 31 (11.36%) DNS
13 30 (10.99%) DHCP
14 24 (8.79%) Network Security
15 18 (6.59%) VoIP
16 17 (6.23%) SAN
17 14 (5.13%) Intrusion Detection
18 12 (4.40%) Ethernet
18 12 (4.40%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (13.19%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.86%) NoSQL
3 3 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (1.10%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 7 (2.56%) JIRA
2 4 (1.47%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 79 (28.94%) Social Skills
2 24 (8.79%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 20 (7.33%) Finance
4 19 (6.96%) Retail
5 14 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (5.13%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.93%) Organisational Skills
7 7 (2.56%) Documentation Skills
8 4 (1.47%) Fire and Rescue
8 4 (1.47%) Local Government
8 4 (1.47%) Police
9 3 (1.10%) Law
9 3 (1.10%) Legal
9 3 (1.10%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.73%) Electronics
11 1 (0.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 47 (17.22%) Senior
2 44 (16.12%) Analyst
3 42 (15.38%) Network Engineer
4 34 (12.45%) Systems Engineer
5 28 (10.26%) Network Analyst
6 27 (9.89%) Architect
7 25 (9.16%) Network Operations Analyst
7 25 (9.16%) Operations Analyst
7 25 (9.16%) Support Engineer
8 21 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 17 (6.23%) Senior Systems Engineer
10 16 (5.86%) Network Architect
11 12 (4.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 10 (3.66%) Help Desk Analyst
12 10 (3.66%) IT Technician
12 10 (3.66%) Support Assistant
13 9 (3.30%) 3rd Line Support
13 9 (3.30%) Administrator
13 9 (3.30%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 9 (3.30%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (8.42%) REST
1 23 (8.42%) WebRTC
2 3 (1.10%) .NET
2 3 (1.10%) Node.js
3 2 (0.73%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 43 (15.75%) Clustering
2 19 (6.96%) Public Cloud
3 18 (6.59%) Data Centre
4 17 (6.23%) Driving Licence
5 16 (5.86%) Distributed Systems
6 12 (4.40%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (3.30%) Wiki
8 5 (1.83%) IoT
8 5 (1.83%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (1.10%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.73%) Cyber Threat
11 2 (0.73%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (0.73%) EPoS
11 2 (0.73%) Housing Association
11 2 (0.73%) PKI
12 1 (0.37%) FMCG
12 1 (0.37%) Greenfield Project
12 1 (0.37%) Replication
12 1 (0.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 56 (20.51%) Windows
2 26 (9.52%) Windows Server
3 17 (6.23%) Windows 10
4 12 (4.40%) Windows Server 2019
5 11 (4.03%) Windows 7
6 10 (3.66%) Windows Server 2016
7 8 (2.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.47%) Unix
9 3 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.73%) Android
10 2 (0.73%) Linux
11 1 (0.37%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (33.70%) Problem-Solving
2 45 (16.48%) High Availability
3 30 (10.99%) Load Balancing
4 28 (10.26%) Customer Service
5 26 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 23 (8.42%) Capacity Planning
7 21 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
8 20 (7.33%) CI/CD
8 20 (7.33%) ITIL
9 18 (6.59%) Network Monitoring
9 18 (6.59%) Project Delivery
9 18 (6.59%) Validation
10 16 (5.86%) API Design
10 16 (5.86%) API Development
10 16 (5.86%) Continuous Delivery
10 16 (5.86%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (5.86%) Performance Analysis
10 16 (5.86%) Prototyping
10 16 (5.86%) Software Testing
10 16 (5.86%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 54 (19.78%) SQL
2 21 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 16 (5.86%) Java
4 12 (4.40%) Python
5 9 (3.30%) Perl
6 3 (1.10%) C#
6 3 (1.10%) Go
Qualifications
1 73 (26.74%) Security Cleared
2 61 (22.34%) Cisco Certification
3 59 (21.61%) SC Cleared
4 52 (19.05%) CCNA
5 48 (17.58%) CCNP
6 30 (10.99%) CCIE
7 27 (9.89%) Degree
8 25 (9.16%) CCDP
9 10 (3.66%) Azure Certification
10 9 (3.30%) DBS Check
11 8 (2.93%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (2.20%) CompTIA Security+
13 4 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
13 4 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (1.47%) JNCIA
13 4 (1.47%) MCSA
14 3 (1.10%) A+ Certification
14 3 (1.10%) CISSP
14 3 (1.10%) CTC Cleared
14 3 (1.10%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.56%) Cyber Essentials
1 7 (2.56%) NIST
1 7 (2.56%) SLA
2 5 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 5 (1.83%) QA
3 2 (0.73%) GDPR
System Software
1 50 (18.32%) Active Directory
2 48 (17.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (7.69%) Hyper-V
3 21 (7.69%) VMware NSX
4 4 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (1.47%) XenApp
4 4 (1.47%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.10%) Docker
6 2 (0.73%) NFS
6 2 (0.73%) vSphere
7 1 (0.37%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 14 (5.13%) Microsoft Intune
2 9 (3.30%) FortiGate
3 5 (1.83%) SCCM
4 4 (1.47%) Autotask
4 4 (1.47%) EdgeSight
4 4 (1.47%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (1.47%) Jamf Pro
4 4 (1.47%) Terraform
5 3 (1.10%) Ansible
5 3 (1.10%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.10%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.73%) Cacti
6 2 (0.73%) Icinga
6 2 (0.73%) Nagios
Vendors
1 113 (41.39%) Microsoft
2 89 (32.60%) Cisco
3 82 (30.04%) VMware
4 60 (21.98%) Juniper
5 27 (9.89%) CheckPoint
6 21 (7.69%) SolarWinds
7 18 (6.59%) Fortinet
8 14 (5.13%) HP
8 14 (5.13%) Meraki
9 13 (4.76%) Aruba
10 12 (4.40%) Veeam
11 10 (3.66%) Citrix
12 9 (3.30%) Zscaler
13 8 (2.93%) Draytek
13 8 (2.93%) Sophos
14 7 (2.56%) Avaya
14 7 (2.56%) Palo Alto
15 6 (2.20%) Apple
15 6 (2.20%) Nokia
15 6 (2.20%) ServiceNow