Period
to 22 September 2019

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 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 56 77 100
Rank change year-on-year +21 +23 -31
Permanent jobs citing WAN 341 312 308
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.59% 3.58% 3.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.61% 21.10% 19.62%
Number of salaries quoted 301 255 260
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £23,500 £25,500 £25,975
90th Percentile £67,750 £67,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £42,708 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.09% - +3.45%

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 1,508 1,479 1,570
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.31% 16.95% 15.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1,110 1,078 1,262
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,000 £24,502
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.16% +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 22 September 2019.

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 September 2019. 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 +31 133 £52,500 - 20
Solihull +23 75 £50,000 +85.19% 9
Staffordshire +18 30 £22,500 -19.64% 7
Dudley +1 30 £25,000 -3.85%
Warwickshire -2 20 £33,500 -13.55% 6
Worcestershire -12 17 £40,000 +33.33% 5
Shropshire +9 7 £42,500 -19.05% 1
Coventry -21 7 £32,243 -28.35% 2
Sutton Coldfield - 4 £29,000 -
Walsall +5 2 £38,250 +48.54%
Wednesbury - 2 £41,250 -
West Bromwich - 2 - - 1
Halesowen - 2 £23,500 -
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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.

1 281 (82.40%) LAN
2 196 (57.48%) Cisco
3 191 (56.01%) Firewall
4 130 (38.12%) Cisco Certification
5 108 (31.67%) Windows
6 101 (29.62%) Active Directory
7 97 (28.45%) CCNP
8 94 (27.57%) Microsoft
9 84 (24.63%) CheckPoint
9 84 (24.63%) VMware
10 79 (23.17%) ITIL
11 77 (22.58%) Office 365
12 76 (22.29%) OSPF
13 73 (21.41%) VMware Infrastructure
14 70 (20.53%) Citrix
15 69 (20.23%) VPN
16 63 (18.48%) Windows Server
17 58 (17.01%) Cisco ASA
18 56 (16.42%) Wireless
19 55 (16.13%) Azure
20 54 (15.84%) CCNA
20 54 (15.84%) Microsoft Office
21 53 (15.54%) DNS
22 52 (15.25%) HP
23 51 (14.96%) Data Centre
24 50 (14.66%) Linux
25 49 (14.37%) DHCP
26 48 (14.08%) CCDP
26 48 (14.08%) Windows Server 2012
27 46 (13.49%) 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 42 (12.32%) MS Exchange
2 26 (7.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (2.35%) Skype for Business
5 6 (1.76%) IIS
6 4 (1.17%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.59%) JBoss
7 2 (0.59%) WildFly
8 1 (0.29%) Apache
Applications
1 54 (15.84%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.29%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.29%) Autodesk Inventor
2 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 77 (22.58%) Office 365
2 55 (16.13%) Azure
3 28 (8.21%) AWS
4 3 (0.88%) OneDrive
4 3 (0.88%) SaaS
5 2 (0.59%) IaaS
5 2 (0.59%) OpenDNS
5 2 (0.59%) PaaS
6 1 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.29%) G Suite
6 1 (0.29%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 281 (82.40%) LAN
2 191 (56.01%) Firewall
3 76 (22.29%) OSPF
4 69 (20.23%) VPN
5 58 (17.01%) Cisco ASA
6 56 (16.42%) Wireless
7 53 (15.54%) DNS
8 49 (14.37%) DHCP
9 43 (12.61%) Network Security
10 38 (11.14%) Wi-Fi
11 34 (9.97%) MPLS
11 34 (9.97%) TCP/IP
12 30 (8.80%) BGP
13 21 (6.16%) VoIP
14 19 (5.57%) WLAN
15 18 (5.28%) SAN
16 17 (4.99%) EIGRP
16 17 (4.99%) VLAN
17 13 (3.81%) VPLS
18 12 (3.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (7.04%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.29%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.29%) MySQL
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.29%) Subversion
General
1 41 (12.02%) Finance
2 32 (9.38%) Telecoms
3 14 (4.11%) Public Sector
4 8 (2.35%) Retail
5 7 (2.05%) Banking
6 4 (1.17%) French Language
6 4 (1.17%) German Language
7 3 (0.88%) Back Office
7 3 (0.88%) Law
7 3 (0.88%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.88%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.59%) Billing
8 2 (0.59%) Marketing
9 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.29%) Local Government
9 1 (0.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 71 (20.82%) Network Engineer
2 61 (17.89%) Analyst
3 40 (11.73%) Support Engineer
4 36 (10.56%) Senior Network Engineer
5 33 (9.68%) IT Support
6 31 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 31 (9.09%) IT Engineer
7 28 (8.21%) Architect
8 25 (7.33%) Support Analyst
9 23 (6.74%) Network Architect
9 23 (6.74%) Network Specialist
9 23 (6.74%) Technical Specialist
10 22 (6.45%) IT Support Engineer
11 16 (4.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 13 (3.81%) Network Manager
12 13 (3.81%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (3.52%) Network Analyst
13 12 (3.52%) Team Leader
14 11 (3.23%) Technical Engineer
15 10 (2.93%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.59%) 802.1X
1 2 (0.59%) Web Services
2 1 (0.29%) .NET
2 1 (0.29%) COM
2 1 (0.29%) CSS
2 1 (0.29%) LDAP
2 1 (0.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 51 (14.96%) Data Centre
2 14 (4.11%) Virtual Team
3 13 (3.81%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (2.64%) CESG
5 8 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.35%) User Experience
6 7 (2.05%) CCTV
7 6 (1.76%) Smartphone
8 5 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (1.47%) PMI
8 5 (1.47%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.47%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.17%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.17%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.17%) Replication
9 4 (1.17%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.88%) Clustering
10 3 (0.88%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.88%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 108 (31.67%) Windows
2 63 (18.48%) Windows Server
3 50 (14.66%) Linux
4 48 (14.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 42 (12.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (5.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (5.57%) Windows 7
8 16 (4.69%) Windows 10
9 7 (2.05%) Apple iOS
10 6 (1.76%) Windows XP
11 4 (1.17%) Android
12 3 (0.88%) Unix
12 3 (0.88%) Windows Phone
12 3 (0.88%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.59%) CatOS
13 2 (0.59%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.29%) SUSE
14 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (23.17%) ITIL
2 40 (11.73%) Presales
3 37 (10.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 36 (10.56%) Capacity Planning
5 35 (10.26%) Network Management
6 33 (9.68%) Load Balancing
6 33 (9.68%) Service Delivery
7 30 (8.80%) Change Management
7 30 (8.80%) ITSM
8 29 (8.50%) Incident Management
8 29 (8.50%) Network Architecture
8 29 (8.50%) Network Design
9 28 (8.21%) Root Cause Analysis
10 25 (7.33%) Project Management
11 23 (6.74%) Capacity Management
11 23 (6.74%) Continuous Improvement
11 23 (6.74%) Mentoring
11 23 (6.74%) Service Management
12 18 (5.28%) Disaster Recovery
12 18 (5.28%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (7.92%) SQL
2 25 (7.33%) PowerShell
3 6 (1.76%) C
4 4 (1.17%) Python
5 2 (0.59%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.59%) Java
5 2 (0.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 130 (38.12%) Cisco Certification
2 97 (28.45%) CCNP
3 54 (15.84%) CCNA
4 48 (14.08%) CCDP
5 34 (9.97%) MCSE
5 34 (9.97%) Microsoft Certification
6 29 (8.50%) CCIE
7 27 (7.92%) JNCIA
8 24 (7.04%) MCP
9 21 (6.16%) Degree
10 19 (5.57%) MCSA
11 18 (5.28%) CCDA
11 18 (5.28%) JNCIP
12 16 (4.69%) JNCIE
13 15 (4.40%) CCSP
13 15 (4.40%) ITIL Certification
14 13 (3.81%) Security Cleared
15 11 (3.23%) SC Cleared
16 9 (2.64%) JNCIS
17 7 (2.05%) CCIE Service Provider
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.62%) SLA
2 19 (5.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (2.64%) PCI DSS
4 7 (2.05%) COBIT
5 3 (0.88%) QA
6 2 (0.59%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.29%) GDPR
System Software
1 101 (29.62%) Active Directory
2 73 (21.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (8.80%) XenApp
4 21 (6.16%) XenDesktop
5 20 (5.87%) Hyper-V
6 15 (4.40%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (2.05%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (1.76%) VMware NSX
10 5 (1.47%) Forefront TMG
10 5 (1.47%) vSphere
11 4 (1.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 3 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.59%) NLBS
13 2 (0.59%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.59%) Xen
14 1 (0.29%) NFS
14 1 (0.29%) Postfix
14 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 22 (6.45%) SCCM
2 16 (4.69%) Backup Exec
3 14 (4.11%) Cacti
3 14 (4.11%) FortiGate
4 9 (2.64%) Observium
5 7 (2.05%) WSUS
6 4 (1.17%) Nagios
7 3 (0.88%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.88%) Icinga
7 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.59%) SCOM
9 1 (0.29%) Endace
Vendors
1 196 (57.48%) Cisco
2 94 (27.57%) Microsoft
3 84 (24.63%) CheckPoint
3 84 (24.63%) VMware
4 70 (20.53%) Citrix
5 52 (15.25%) HP
6 46 (13.49%) Fortinet
7 44 (12.90%) Juniper
8 33 (9.68%) Meraki
9 27 (7.92%) F5
9 27 (7.92%) Veeam
10 26 (7.62%) Palo Alto
11 25 (7.33%) SolarWinds
12 23 (6.74%) NetApp
13 20 (5.87%) Avaya
13 20 (5.87%) Red Hat
14 18 (5.28%) Mitel
15 16 (4.69%) Symantec
16 11 (3.23%) SonicWALL
17 9 (2.64%) McAfee