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 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
England / West Midlands
Rank 74 54 78
Rank change year-on-year -20 +24  
Permanent jobs citing WAN 169 267 170
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.58% 4.35% 3.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.37% 28.56% 21.68%
Number of salaries quoted 136 202 151
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,525 £26,800 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £64,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

WAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 723 935 784
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.31% 15.23% 15.54%
Number of salaries quoted 590 748 669
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £36,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +15.64%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing WAN as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 25 March 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -27 63 £40,000 -7.83% 6
Worcestershire -9 26 £38,000 -10.58% 1
Warwickshire +8 18 £36,250 -13.69% 2
Herefordshire - 16 £45,000 - 3
Shropshire +7 15 £35,000 -17.64% 2
Coventry +6 8 £57,500 +56.46%
Staffordshire -1 5 £30,500 +16.19% 3
Solihull -17 5 £35,000 +0.71% 5
Wolverhampton +10 3 £55,000 +91.30% 1
Brierley Hill - 2 £27,250 - 1
West Bromwich - 2 £37,500 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £62,000 -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 274 (79.19%) LAN
2 230 (66.47%) Cisco
3 195 (56.36%) Firewall
4 157 (45.38%) Cisco Certification
5 123 (35.55%) Windows
6 118 (34.10%) CCNA
7 110 (31.79%) CCNP
8 99 (28.61%) Data Centre
9 95 (27.46%) ITIL
10 87 (25.14%) VPN
11 77 (22.25%) OSPF
11 77 (22.25%) Network Security
12 74 (21.39%) Microsoft
13 73 (21.10%) Windows Server
14 72 (20.81%) VMware
15 70 (20.23%) DNS
16 66 (19.08%) Active Directory
17 65 (18.79%) CheckPoint
18 64 (18.50%) MPLS
18 64 (18.50%) DHCP
18 64 (18.50%) Cisco ASA
19 57 (16.47%) HP
20 54 (15.61%) VoIP
21 53 (15.32%) Service Delivery
22 52 (15.03%) Cisco Nexus
23 51 (14.74%) Project Management
24 48 (13.87%) VLAN
25 47 (13.58%) Fortinet
26 45 (13.01%) Degree
27 43 (12.43%) F5

WAN
Top Related 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 24 (6.94%) MS Exchange
2 10 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (2.02%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (1.73%) IIS
5 4 (1.16%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.87%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.29%) SAS
8 1 (0.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 35 (10.12%) MS Excel
2 32 (9.25%) MS Office
3 2 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.58%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.29%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 6 (1.73%) Workfront
2 2 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 25 (7.23%) Office 365
2 20 (5.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.45%) SaaS
5 2 (0.58%) IaaS
5 2 (0.58%) PaaS
6 1 (0.29%) G Suite
6 1 (0.29%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 274 (79.19%) LAN
2 195 (56.36%) Firewall
3 87 (25.14%) VPN
4 77 (22.25%) Network Security
4 77 (22.25%) OSPF
5 70 (20.23%) DNS
6 64 (18.50%) Cisco ASA
6 64 (18.50%) DHCP
6 64 (18.50%) MPLS
7 54 (15.61%) VoIP
8 52 (15.03%) Cisco Nexus
9 48 (13.87%) VLAN
10 41 (11.85%) DMVPN
11 39 (11.27%) Internet
11 39 (11.27%) Wi-Fi
12 37 (10.69%) Wireless
13 36 (10.40%) Cisco IOS
14 32 (9.25%) BGP
15 30 (8.67%) SNMP
16 29 (8.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.78%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.58%) GIS
2 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.29%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.29%) MySQL
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (0.29%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.29%) Subversion
General
1 35 (10.12%) Telecoms
2 24 (6.94%) Finance
3 12 (3.47%) Retail
4 7 (2.02%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.02%) Marketing
5 4 (1.16%) Legal
5 4 (1.16%) Spanish Language
6 3 (0.87%) Automotive
6 3 (0.87%) French Language
7 1 (0.29%) Back Office
7 1 (0.29%) Banking
7 1 (0.29%) Electronics
7 1 (0.29%) German Language
7 1 (0.29%) Polish Language
7 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 135 (39.02%) Network Engineer
2 55 (15.90%) Senior Network Engineer
3 48 (13.87%) Cisco Engineer
3 48 (13.87%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 32 (9.25%) Analyst
5 25 (7.23%) Architect
6 24 (6.94%) Security Engineer
7 22 (6.36%) Network Security Engineer
8 21 (6.07%) Support Engineer
9 18 (5.20%) Network Analyst
10 17 (4.91%) IT Engineer
11 16 (4.62%) Administrator
11 16 (4.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 14 (4.05%) Cisco Security Engineer
13 12 (3.47%) IT Manager
13 12 (3.47%) IT Support
13 12 (3.47%) Service Manager
14 11 (3.18%) Network Administrator
14 11 (3.18%) Switch Engineer
14 11 (3.18%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (6.07%) 802.1X
2 3 (0.87%) Middleware
3 1 (0.29%) .NET
3 1 (0.29%) EDI
3 1 (0.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 99 (28.61%) Data Centre
2 33 (9.54%) Computer Science
3 14 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.76%) Client/Server
5 10 (2.89%) Driving Licence
5 10 (2.89%) PKI
5 10 (2.89%) Video Conferencing
6 9 (2.60%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.73%) Virtual Team
8 5 (1.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.16%) Clustering
9 4 (1.16%) FMCG
9 4 (1.16%) iPad
10 3 (0.87%) EPoS
10 3 (0.87%) Fintech
11 2 (0.58%) AS400
11 2 (0.58%) NHS
12 1 (0.29%) Handset
12 1 (0.29%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 123 (35.55%) Windows
2 73 (21.10%) Windows Server
3 29 (8.38%) Linux
4 28 (8.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (7.80%) Unix
6 20 (5.78%) Windows 7
7 17 (4.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (4.05%) Windows 10
10 11 (3.18%) Windows 8
11 9 (2.60%) VyOS
12 7 (2.02%) Android
12 7 (2.02%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.16%) AIX
13 4 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (1.16%) Solaris
14 2 (0.58%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (27.46%) ITIL
2 53 (15.32%) Service Delivery
3 51 (14.74%) Project Management
4 41 (11.85%) Load Balancing
5 38 (10.98%) Continuous Improvement
6 34 (9.83%) Mentoring
7 33 (9.54%) Root Cause Analysis
8 31 (8.96%) Network Management
9 30 (8.67%) Change Management
9 30 (8.67%) PRINCE2
9 30 (8.67%) Software Engineering
10 29 (8.38%) Problem Management
11 28 (8.09%) Network Design
12 24 (6.94%) High Availability
13 23 (6.65%) Change Control
13 23 (6.65%) Presales
14 19 (5.49%) Disaster Recovery
15 16 (4.62%) Service Management
16 15 (4.34%) Project Planning
17 14 (4.05%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 9 (2.60%) SQL
2 6 (1.73%) COBOL
2 6 (1.73%) Java
2 6 (1.73%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.16%) Perl
4 2 (0.58%) C
5 1 (0.29%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.29%) C#
5 1 (0.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 157 (45.38%) Cisco Certification
2 118 (34.10%) CCNA
3 110 (31.79%) CCNP
4 45 (13.01%) Degree
5 36 (10.40%) ITIL Certification
6 28 (8.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 28 (8.09%) Security Cleared
7 24 (6.94%) MCSE
8 23 (6.65%) SC Cleared
9 21 (6.07%) CCIE
10 8 (2.31%) CCDA
10 8 (2.31%) MCITP
10 8 (2.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 7 (2.02%) CISSP
11 7 (2.02%) PMI Certification
11 7 (2.02%) PMP
12 6 (1.73%) CCDP
13 5 (1.45%) MCP
14 4 (1.16%) CCIP
14 4 (1.16%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.80%) PCI DSS
2 20 (5.78%) SLA
3 7 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 66 (19.08%) Active Directory
2 33 (9.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (6.94%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.73%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (1.16%) XenApp
6 3 (0.87%) pfSense
6 3 (0.87%) vSphere
6 3 (0.87%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.58%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.29%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.29%) Postfix
8 1 (0.29%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.29%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (3.76%) Cisco CUCM
2 12 (3.47%) Cisco Prime
2 12 (3.47%) Nagios
3 6 (1.73%) Cisco UCCE
4 5 (1.45%) Cisco UCCX
4 5 (1.45%) SCCM
4 5 (1.45%) SCOM
5 4 (1.16%) SCOrch
6 3 (0.87%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.58%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (0.58%) WMI
8 1 (0.29%) NetVault Backup
8 1 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.29%) QRadar
8 1 (0.29%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 230 (66.47%) Cisco
2 74 (21.39%) Microsoft
3 72 (20.81%) VMware
4 65 (18.79%) CheckPoint
5 57 (16.47%) HP
6 47 (13.58%) Fortinet
7 43 (12.43%) F5
8 21 (6.07%) Cyberoam
8 21 (6.07%) Palo Alto
9 18 (5.20%) Brocade
10 17 (4.91%) SolarWinds
11 15 (4.34%) Juniper
12 13 (3.76%) Aruba
13 12 (3.47%) Citrix
13 12 (3.47%) SonicWALL
14 11 (3.18%) ProCurve
15 10 (2.89%) Huawei
15 10 (2.89%) Remedy
15 10 (2.89%) Riverbed
16 9 (2.60%) Mitel
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Parity Professionals
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Proactive Appointments
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Itecco
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + Bonus + MORE
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Car
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Rullion
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum, Benefits Car Allowance, Oncall Allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £52000.00 per annum + Car All + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + Includes great benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Herefordshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £25k - 30k per year + Superb Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Hereford
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £35K + Excellent Benefit
Posted: 6 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £35K + Excellent Benefit
Posted: 6 days ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £35K + Excellent Benefit
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Brierley Hill
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
The SmartList
Posted: 25 days ago
Hereford
360 Resourcing
Salary: £20k - 25k per year + Superb Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago