Period
to 18 March 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 18 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 77 86 77
Rank change year-on-year +9 -9 -16
Permanent jobs citing WAN 281 315 350
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.55% 3.20% 3.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.74% 21.84% 21.96%
Number of salaries quoted 190 200 273
West Midlands median annual salary £43,250 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.33% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,500 £21,550
90th Percentile £65,000 £55,250 £56,050
England median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.22% +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 1,584 1,442 1,594
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.03% 14.64% 15.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1,128 1,037 1,278
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,500 £23,500 £24,675
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 18 March 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 18 March 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 -6 140 £50,000 +26.58% 9
Solihull +35 44 £42,500 +88.89% 9
Worcestershire -13 26 £43,250 +51.75% 1
Warwickshire +19 18 £42,500 -5.56% 5
Staffordshire +10 17 £33,750 -3.57% 4
Coventry +8 11 £53,750 +37.82% 3
Dudley +7 10 £32,500 +41.30% 1
Shropshire -1 7 £33,000 +28.78%
Brierley Hill +1 4 £28,625 - 1
Herefordshire -8 3 £20,000 -61.90%
Wolverhampton +12 2 £47,500 +53.23%
Walsall 0 1 £27,500 -9.84%
Sutton Coldfield -6 1 £29,000 -31.76% 1
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 18 March 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.

1 224 (79.72%) LAN
2 189 (67.26%) Cisco
3 173 (61.57%) Firewall
4 116 (41.28%) Windows
5 105 (37.37%) VMware
6 104 (37.01%) Cisco Certification
7 95 (33.81%) ITIL
8 81 (28.83%) CCNP
8 81 (28.83%) Data Centre
9 79 (28.11%) VMware Infrastructure
10 78 (27.76%) HP
11 75 (26.69%) OSPF
12 70 (24.91%) Wireless
13 68 (24.20%) Windows Server
14 66 (23.49%) Microsoft
15 64 (22.78%) Fortinet
16 61 (21.71%) Active Directory
16 61 (21.71%) VPN
17 60 (21.35%) CheckPoint
18 57 (20.28%) Citrix
19 53 (18.86%) VLAN
20 52 (18.51%) CCNA
21 48 (17.08%) Juniper
22 47 (16.73%) Cisco ASA
22 47 (16.73%) Load Balancing
23 46 (16.37%) Hyper-V
23 46 (16.37%) Network Management
23 46 (16.37%) MPLS
24 45 (16.01%) SQL Server
25 44 (15.66%) Service Delivery

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 37 (13.17%) MS Exchange
2 16 (5.69%) IIS
3 12 (4.27%) Skype for Business
3 12 (4.27%) Tomcat
4 6 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.71%) CMS
6 1 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.36%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (2.85%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.42%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 15 (5.34%) JDE OneWorld
2 4 (1.42%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.42%) NetSuite
2 4 (1.42%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 34 (12.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (11.74%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (6.41%) Office 365
4 3 (1.07%) SaaS
5 1 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.36%) IaaS
5 1 (0.36%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 224 (79.72%) LAN
2 173 (61.57%) Firewall
3 75 (26.69%) OSPF
4 70 (24.91%) Wireless
5 61 (21.71%) VPN
6 53 (18.86%) VLAN
7 47 (16.73%) Cisco ASA
8 46 (16.37%) MPLS
9 43 (15.30%) BGP
10 32 (11.39%) VoIP
11 30 (10.68%) TCP/IP
12 28 (9.96%) DNS
13 25 (8.90%) SAN
14 22 (7.83%) DHCP
14 22 (7.83%) Network Security
15 21 (7.47%) EIGRP
15 21 (7.47%) WLAN
16 20 (7.12%) FTP
17 17 (6.05%) IPsec
18 16 (5.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (16.01%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.63%) MySQL
3 4 (1.42%) SAP HANA
4 2 (0.71%) Big Data
5 1 (0.36%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (1.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 38 (13.52%) Telecoms
2 31 (11.03%) Finance
3 13 (4.63%) Retail
4 11 (3.91%) Back Office
5 5 (1.78%) Legal
6 4 (1.42%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.71%) Billing
Job Titles
1 81 (28.83%) Network Engineer
2 42 (14.95%) Analyst
3 40 (14.23%) Architect
4 24 (8.54%) Senior Network Engineer
5 21 (7.47%) Network Architect
6 16 (5.69%) Network Analyst
7 13 (4.63%) Infrastructure Support
7 13 (4.63%) Technical Architect
7 13 (4.63%) Technical Support
8 12 (4.27%) Consultant
8 12 (4.27%) Support Analyst
9 11 (3.91%) IT Support
9 11 (3.91%) Support Engineer
9 11 (3.91%) Team Leader
9 11 (3.91%) Technical Specialist
10 10 (3.56%) Technical Leader
11 8 (2.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 8 (2.85%) Network Specialist
11 8 (2.85%) Network Support
12 7 (2.49%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.34%) EDI
2 11 (3.91%) EDIFACT
2 11 (3.91%) XML
3 7 (2.49%) 802.1X
3 7 (2.49%) Web Services
4 1 (0.36%) CGI
4 1 (0.36%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 81 (28.83%) Data Centre
2 24 (8.54%) Self-Motivation
3 19 (6.76%) Clustering
4 13 (4.63%) Enterprise Storage
5 12 (4.27%) Management Information System
6 11 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (3.91%) iSeries
7 10 (3.56%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (2.14%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.78%) Driving Licence
9 5 (1.78%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.78%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.42%) CMDB
10 4 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (1.42%) User Experience
11 3 (1.07%) Cyberthreat
12 2 (0.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 2 (0.71%) e-Learning
12 2 (0.71%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 116 (41.28%) Windows
2 68 (24.20%) Windows Server
3 35 (12.46%) Linux
4 21 (7.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (7.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (6.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (6.05%) Unix
7 7 (2.49%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.42%) CatOS
9 4 (1.42%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.71%) Android
10 2 (0.71%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.71%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.36%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.36%) Solaris
11 1 (0.36%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (33.81%) ITIL
2 47 (16.73%) Load Balancing
3 46 (16.37%) Network Management
4 44 (15.66%) Service Delivery
5 38 (13.52%) Network Design
6 37 (13.17%) Project Management
7 36 (12.81%) Change Management
8 34 (12.10%) Presales
9 30 (10.68%) Continuous Improvement
10 29 (10.32%) Network Virtualisation
11 28 (9.96%) Capacity Planning
12 25 (8.90%) Mentoring
13 24 (8.54%) PRINCE2
14 22 (7.83%) Computer Science
14 22 (7.83%) Software Engineering
15 21 (7.47%) IT Strategy
16 19 (6.76%) High Availability
17 17 (6.05%) Problem-Solving
17 17 (6.05%) Service Management
18 16 (5.69%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (13.88%) SQL
2 15 (5.34%) RPG
2 15 (5.34%) RPG IV
3 5 (1.78%) Java
3 5 (1.78%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.07%) Bash Shell
4 3 (1.07%) Python
5 2 (0.71%) C
6 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 104 (37.01%) Cisco Certification
2 81 (28.83%) CCNP
3 52 (18.51%) CCNA
4 32 (11.39%) Degree
5 28 (9.96%) Security Cleared
6 24 (8.54%) ITIL Certification
6 24 (8.54%) SC Cleared
7 23 (8.19%) Microsoft Certification
8 22 (7.83%) Computer Science Degree
9 20 (7.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 18 (6.41%) Citrix Certification
11 16 (5.69%) MCSE
12 13 (4.63%) CCIE
12 13 (4.63%) JNCIA
13 12 (4.27%) CCA
13 12 (4.27%) CCAA
13 12 (4.27%) VCAP
14 11 (3.91%) JNCIP
15 10 (3.56%) CCDP
15 10 (3.56%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (14.59%) SLA
2 16 (5.69%) GDPR
3 15 (5.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (3.20%) COBIT
5 4 (1.42%) QA
6 3 (1.07%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.71%) PMO
8 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 79 (28.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 61 (21.71%) Active Directory
3 46 (16.37%) Hyper-V
4 17 (6.05%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (5.69%) VMware NSX
6 13 (4.63%) XenApp
7 12 (4.27%) Firmware
8 11 (3.91%) XenDesktop
9 10 (3.56%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (1.07%) vSphere
11 2 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 10 (3.56%) Linux-HA
1 10 (3.56%) SCVMM
2 6 (2.14%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (1.78%) FortiGate
3 5 (1.78%) SCCM
3 5 (1.78%) SCOM
4 4 (1.42%) Cacti
4 4 (1.42%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (1.42%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (1.42%) Observium
5 3 (1.07%) QRadar
5 3 (1.07%) WSUS
6 1 (0.36%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.36%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.36%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.36%) vRealize
Vendors
1 189 (67.26%) Cisco
2 105 (37.37%) VMware
3 78 (27.76%) HP
4 66 (23.49%) Microsoft
5 64 (22.78%) Fortinet
6 60 (21.35%) CheckPoint
7 57 (20.28%) Citrix
8 48 (17.08%) Juniper
9 32 (11.39%) F5
10 22 (7.83%) Meraki
11 15 (5.34%) IFS
11 15 (5.34%) JD Edwards
11 15 (5.34%) SolarWinds
12 14 (4.98%) NetApp
12 14 (4.98%) Palo Alto
13 13 (4.63%) Aruba
14 10 (3.56%) BMC
14 10 (3.56%) Brocade
15 8 (2.85%) Dell
15 8 (2.85%) Draytek