Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 92 69
Rank change year-on-year +24 -23 +3
Permanent jobs citing WAN 311 312 440
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.81% 3.10% 3.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.71% 20.25% 24.73%
Number of salaries quoted 247 237 329
West Midlands median annual salary £43,250 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.33% - -8.54%
10th Percentile £25,400 £23,650 £21,500
90th Percentile £66,000 £60,000 £52,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -5.56%

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 1,502 1,541 1,779
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.39% 15.33% 15.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1,113 1,252 1,384
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -6 123 £52,500 +31.25% 14
Solihull +25 31 £41,250 +83.33% 1
Coventry +23 28 £52,500 +10.53% 5
Staffordshire +20 27 £28,500 -18.57% 6
Dudley - 27 £26,000 - 2
Worcestershire +8 23 £43,250 +40.65%
Warwickshire +9 17 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Wolverhampton +15 14 £42,500 +37.10%
Shropshire +3 8 £37,500 -16.67% 5
Herefordshire -2 6 £37,500 -28.57%
Brierley Hill - 5 £24,750 -
Walsall 0 1 £24,500 -19.67%
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 244 (78.46%) LAN
2 212 (68.17%) Cisco
3 189 (60.77%) Firewall
4 131 (42.12%) Windows
5 111 (35.69%) VMware
6 100 (32.15%) Cisco Certification
7 98 (31.51%) Data Centre
8 91 (29.26%) ITIL
9 84 (27.01%) Microsoft
10 83 (26.69%) HP
11 80 (25.72%) CCNP
12 78 (25.08%) VPN
13 75 (24.12%) VMware Infrastructure
14 73 (23.47%) OSPF
15 71 (22.83%) Citrix
16 69 (22.19%) Windows Server
17 65 (20.90%) Wireless
18 64 (20.58%) Active Directory
19 62 (19.94%) CheckPoint
20 60 (19.29%) MPLS
21 55 (17.68%) Linux
22 54 (17.36%) Fortinet
22 54 (17.36%) Network Management
23 52 (16.72%) VLAN
23 52 (16.72%) Juniper
24 51 (16.40%) BGP
25 46 (14.79%) TCP/IP
25 46 (14.79%) SLA
26 44 (14.15%) Service Delivery
27 43 (13.83%) Microsoft Certification

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 36 (11.58%) MS Exchange
2 18 (5.79%) Skype for Business
3 14 (4.50%) IIS
4 10 (3.22%) Tomcat
5 8 (2.57%) CMS
6 6 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.96%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 17 (5.47%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.61%) JDE OneWorld
2 4 (1.29%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.29%) NetSuite
2 4 (1.29%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.32%) Infor LN
3 1 (0.32%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 31 (9.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (9.32%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (4.82%) Office 365
4 5 (1.61%) IaaS
4 5 (1.61%) SaaS
5 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 244 (78.46%) LAN
2 189 (60.77%) Firewall
3 78 (25.08%) VPN
4 73 (23.47%) OSPF
5 65 (20.90%) Wireless
6 60 (19.29%) MPLS
7 52 (16.72%) VLAN
8 51 (16.40%) BGP
9 46 (14.79%) TCP/IP
10 43 (13.83%) Cisco ASA
11 32 (10.29%) DNS
12 31 (9.97%) VoIP
13 30 (9.65%) Network Security
14 27 (8.68%) WLAN
15 25 (8.04%) DHCP
15 25 (8.04%) Internet
16 24 (7.72%) Wi-Fi
17 20 (6.43%) RIP
18 19 (6.11%) SAN
19 18 (5.79%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (8.68%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.54%) MySQL
3 4 (1.29%) SAP HANA
4 3 (0.96%) Big Data
5 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 35 (11.25%) Finance
2 30 (9.65%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.25%) Manufacturing
3 7 (2.25%) Retail
4 1 (0.32%) Advertising
4 1 (0.32%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 90 (28.94%) Network Engineer
2 51 (16.40%) Analyst
3 43 (13.83%) Architect
4 33 (10.61%) Senior Network Engineer
5 26 (8.36%) IT Support
5 26 (8.36%) Support Analyst
6 19 (6.11%) Network Support
7 18 (5.79%) IT Analyst
7 18 (5.79%) Network Architect
8 17 (5.47%) IT Support Analyst
8 17 (5.47%) Support Engineer
9 16 (5.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 16 (5.14%) Team Leader
10 15 (4.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 15 (4.82%) Technical Architect
11 14 (4.50%) Infrastructure Support
11 14 (4.50%) IT Manager
12 13 (4.18%) Network Support Engineer
12 13 (4.18%) Technical Support
13 12 (3.86%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.61%) EDI
2 1 (0.32%) .NET
2 1 (0.32%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.32%) CGI
2 1 (0.32%) COM
2 1 (0.32%) EDIFACT
2 1 (0.32%) Web Services
2 1 (0.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 98 (31.51%) Data Centre
2 31 (9.97%) Self-Motivation
3 18 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (5.47%) Clustering
5 13 (4.18%) Video Conferencing
6 11 (3.54%) Enterprise Storage
7 8 (2.57%) IVR
8 5 (1.61%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.61%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.29%) Cyberthreat
9 4 (1.29%) User Experience
9 4 (1.29%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.64%) CMDB
11 2 (0.64%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.64%) Fintech
11 2 (0.64%) FlexPod
11 2 (0.64%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.64%) iPad
11 2 (0.64%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 131 (42.12%) Windows
2 69 (22.19%) Windows Server
3 55 (17.68%) Linux
4 23 (7.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (7.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (6.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (4.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (3.22%) Windows 7
9 7 (2.25%) Windows 10
10 5 (1.61%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.96%) Android
12 2 (0.64%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.64%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.32%) Unix
13 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (29.26%) ITIL
2 54 (17.36%) Network Management
3 44 (14.15%) Service Delivery
4 42 (13.50%) Load Balancing
5 39 (12.54%) Project Management
6 37 (11.90%) Mentoring
7 33 (10.61%) Incident Management
8 32 (10.29%) Capacity Planning
8 32 (10.29%) Network Design
9 31 (9.97%) Presales
10 25 (8.04%) Computer Science
10 25 (8.04%) Continuous Improvement
10 25 (8.04%) ITSM
10 25 (8.04%) Software Engineering
11 22 (7.07%) Problem-Solving
12 21 (6.75%) Network Virtualisation
12 21 (6.75%) Problem Management
13 20 (6.43%) Root Cause Analysis
14 19 (6.11%) Service Management
15 18 (5.79%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (8.04%) SQL
2 9 (2.89%) PowerShell
3 8 (2.57%) Bash Shell
3 8 (2.57%) Python
4 5 (1.61%) RPG
4 5 (1.61%) RPG IV
5 3 (0.96%) Ruby
6 1 (0.32%) C
6 1 (0.32%) R
6 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 100 (32.15%) Cisco Certification
2 80 (25.72%) CCNP
3 43 (13.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 42 (13.50%) CCNA
5 35 (11.25%) Degree
6 33 (10.61%) MCSE
7 25 (8.04%) Computer Science Degree
7 25 (8.04%) ITIL Certification
8 24 (7.72%) MCP
9 22 (7.07%) MCSA
10 19 (6.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 16 (5.14%) Citrix Certification
11 16 (5.14%) Security Cleared
12 13 (4.18%) SC Cleared
13 10 (3.22%) CCA
13 10 (3.22%) CCAA
13 10 (3.22%) VCAP
14 9 (2.89%) CCDP
14 9 (2.89%) CCIE
15 8 (2.57%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (14.79%) SLA
2 20 (6.43%) GDPR
3 10 (3.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.61%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.96%) COBIT
5 3 (0.96%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.96%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.64%) PMO
7 1 (0.32%) IASME
7 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.32%) QA
System Software
1 75 (24.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 64 (20.58%) Active Directory
3 38 (12.22%) Hyper-V
4 17 (5.47%) XenApp
5 12 (3.86%) Firmware
5 12 (3.86%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (3.86%) XenDesktop
6 10 (3.22%) vSphere
7 9 (2.89%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (2.57%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.32%) Docker
9 1 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 10 (3.22%) SCVMM
2 8 (2.57%) Linux-HA
3 7 (2.25%) Cisco Prime
4 6 (1.93%) Microsoft Clustering
4 6 (1.93%) Nagios
5 5 (1.61%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (1.61%) SCCM
5 5 (1.61%) SCOM
6 4 (1.29%) QRadar
6 4 (1.29%) Stealthwatch
6 4 (1.29%) WSUS
7 2 (0.64%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.64%) NetVault Backup
7 2 (0.64%) SmoothWall
8 1 (0.32%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.32%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.32%) RSA enVision
8 1 (0.32%) vRealize
8 1 (0.32%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 212 (68.17%) Cisco
2 111 (35.69%) VMware
3 84 (27.01%) Microsoft
4 83 (26.69%) HP
5 71 (22.83%) Citrix
6 62 (19.94%) CheckPoint
7 54 (17.36%) Fortinet
8 52 (16.72%) Juniper
9 33 (10.61%) F5
9 33 (10.61%) NetApp
10 26 (8.36%) Red Hat
11 20 (6.43%) Meraki
12 15 (4.82%) SolarWinds
13 12 (3.86%) Draytek
14 10 (3.22%) BMC
14 10 (3.22%) Brocade
15 9 (2.89%) Aruba
15 9 (2.89%) Avaya
15 9 (2.89%) McAfee
15 9 (2.89%) Polycom