Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 94 66
Rank change year-on-year +19 -28 +15
Permanent jobs citing WAN 311 308 483
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.53% 3.09% 4.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.83% 19.58% 27.21%
Number of salaries quoted 251 259 370
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +11.84% -10.59%
10th Percentile £25,500 £26,200 £21,975
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £53,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% -3.33%

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 1,493 1,573 1,775
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.95% 15.77% 15.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1,086 1,265 1,393
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% +3.90%
10th Percentile £23,000 £24,508 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
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 September 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 18 September 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 +2 144 £52,500 +16.67% 14
Coventry +28 36 £45,000 -14.29% 4
Dudley - 25 £26,000 - 2
Wolverhampton +15 23 £40,000 -3.36%
Solihull +17 18 £27,000 -46.00% 4
Staffordshire +8 18 £28,000 -20.00% 3
Worcestershire +2 18 £30,000 -11.11% 3
Warwickshire -2 13 £36,000 -1.03% 2
Herefordshire - 5 £45,000 -
Shropshire +2 3 £52,500 -4.55% 5
Walsall - 2 £25,750 -
Brierley Hill - 1 £24,500 - 1
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 240 (77.17%) LAN
2 204 (65.59%) Cisco
3 173 (55.63%) Firewall
4 130 (41.80%) Windows
5 128 (41.16%) VMware
6 122 (39.23%) Data Centre
7 118 (37.94%) Cisco Certification
8 114 (36.66%) ITIL
9 92 (29.58%) VMware Infrastructure
10 91 (29.26%) CCNP
11 85 (27.33%) Active Directory
12 84 (27.01%) Microsoft
13 79 (25.40%) CheckPoint
14 78 (25.08%) VPN
14 78 (25.08%) Windows Server
15 77 (24.76%) HP
16 69 (22.19%) MPLS
17 67 (21.54%) OSPF
18 64 (20.58%) Wireless
18 64 (20.58%) Fortinet
19 60 (19.29%) Presales
19 60 (19.29%) Juniper
20 57 (18.33%) Load Balancing
21 53 (17.04%) Project Management
22 48 (15.43%) Cisco ASA
22 48 (15.43%) Network Management
23 47 (15.11%) Incident Management
24 46 (14.79%) VLAN
24 46 (14.79%) TCP/IP
25 45 (14.47%) 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 37 (11.90%) MS Exchange
2 11 (3.54%) IIS
3 8 (2.57%) Skype for Business
4 6 (1.93%) CMS
4 6 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.96%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.32%) JBoss
Applications
1 16 (5.14%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.29%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.32%) assyst
2 1 (0.32%) Infor LN
2 1 (0.32%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 36 (11.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (8.36%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (5.47%) Office 365
4 5 (1.61%) IaaS
4 5 (1.61%) SaaS
5 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 240 (77.17%) LAN
2 173 (55.63%) Firewall
3 78 (25.08%) VPN
4 69 (22.19%) MPLS
5 67 (21.54%) OSPF
6 64 (20.58%) Wireless
7 48 (15.43%) Cisco ASA
8 46 (14.79%) TCP/IP
8 46 (14.79%) VLAN
9 45 (14.47%) VoIP
10 43 (13.83%) Network Security
11 38 (12.22%) BGP
12 35 (11.25%) WLAN
13 32 (10.29%) Cisco Firepower
14 31 (9.97%) SSL
15 29 (9.32%) DNS
15 29 (9.32%) SAN
16 26 (8.36%) DHCP
17 24 (7.72%) Internet
18 20 (6.43%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.32%) Big Data
2 1 (0.32%) MySQL
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.32%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Burp Suite
1 1 (0.32%) GDB
1 1 (0.32%) Metasploit
1 1 (0.32%) sqlmap
1 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 41 (13.18%) Finance
2 16 (5.14%) Telecoms
3 13 (4.18%) Manufacturing
4 11 (3.54%) Retail
5 1 (0.32%) Advertising
5 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.32%) Automotive
5 1 (0.32%) Legal
5 1 (0.32%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 60 (19.29%) Analyst
2 58 (18.65%) Architect
3 54 (17.36%) Network Engineer
4 39 (12.54%) Support Analyst
5 34 (10.93%) Solutions Architect
6 30 (9.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 28 (9.00%) Security Architect
8 27 (8.68%) Security Solutions Architect
9 25 (8.04%) IT Support
10 24 (7.72%) Network Support
11 23 (7.40%) Senior Network Engineer
12 22 (7.07%) Network Architect
13 20 (6.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 20 (6.43%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 20 (6.43%) Support Engineer
14 19 (6.11%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
15 18 (5.79%) IT Manager
16 16 (5.14%) IT Analyst
16 16 (5.14%) IT Support Analyst
17 15 (4.82%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.29%) COM
2 2 (0.64%) .NET
3 1 (0.32%) LDAP
3 1 (0.32%) OAuth
3 1 (0.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 122 (39.23%) Data Centre
2 31 (9.97%) Self-Motivation
3 22 (7.07%) Computer Science
4 17 (5.47%) Cyberthreat
4 17 (5.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 15 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (4.18%) Driving Licence
7 11 (3.54%) FlexPod
8 6 (1.93%) IVR
8 6 (1.93%) Virtual Team
9 5 (1.61%) Mobile Computing
10 4 (1.29%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.96%) Fintech
11 3 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.64%) EMV
12 2 (0.64%) Public Cloud
13 1 (0.32%) Fat Client
13 1 (0.32%) iPad
13 1 (0.32%) iPhone
13 1 (0.32%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 130 (41.80%) Windows
2 78 (25.08%) Windows Server
3 44 (14.15%) Linux
4 25 (8.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (7.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (5.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (5.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (4.18%) Windows 7
9 9 (2.89%) Windows 10
10 5 (1.61%) Windows XP
11 4 (1.29%) Android
11 4 (1.29%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.96%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.32%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.32%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (36.66%) ITIL
2 60 (19.29%) Presales
3 57 (18.33%) Load Balancing
4 53 (17.04%) Project Management
5 48 (15.43%) Network Management
6 47 (15.11%) Incident Management
7 36 (11.58%) Service Delivery
8 34 (10.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 31 (9.97%) ITSM
9 31 (9.97%) Network Design
9 31 (9.97%) PRINCE2
10 30 (9.65%) Problem-Solving
11 28 (9.00%) Disaster Recovery
11 28 (9.00%) ITIL V3
11 28 (9.00%) SIEM
11 28 (9.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 26 (8.36%) Mentoring
13 24 (7.72%) Network Architecture
13 24 (7.72%) Service Management
14 22 (7.07%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (4.18%) PowerShell
2 9 (2.89%) Python
2 9 (2.89%) SQL
3 8 (2.57%) Bash Shell
4 3 (0.96%) Ruby
5 2 (0.64%) C
6 1 (0.32%) Java
6 1 (0.32%) R
6 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 118 (37.94%) Cisco Certification
2 91 (29.26%) CCNP
3 45 (14.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 39 (12.54%) CCDP
4 39 (12.54%) CCNA
5 36 (11.58%) MCSE
6 34 (10.93%) Degree
7 26 (8.36%) ITIL Certification
8 25 (8.04%) MCSA
9 23 (7.40%) MCP
10 22 (7.07%) Computer Science Degree
11 16 (5.14%) CCIE
12 14 (4.50%) CISSP
13 12 (3.86%) Security Cleared
14 11 (3.54%) JNCIP
14 11 (3.54%) SC Cleared
15 9 (2.89%) CCSE
15 9 (2.89%) IISP
15 9 (2.89%) ISSAP
16 7 (2.25%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (14.47%) SLA
2 34 (10.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (4.82%) COBIT
3 15 (4.82%) Cyber Essentials
3 15 (4.82%) GDPR
4 4 (1.29%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.64%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.32%) IASME
6 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.32%) PMO
System Software
1 92 (29.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 85 (27.33%) Active Directory
3 37 (11.90%) VMware ESXi
4 25 (8.04%) Hyper-V
5 11 (3.54%) Firmware
5 11 (3.54%) vSphere
6 10 (3.22%) VMware NSX
7 9 (2.89%) XenApp
8 7 (2.25%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.96%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.64%) VMware GSX
12 1 (0.32%) Docker
12 1 (0.32%) Squid
Systems Management
1 20 (6.43%) QRadar
2 14 (4.50%) Cisco Prime
3 11 (3.54%) CASB
3 11 (3.54%) WhatsUp Gold
4 8 (2.57%) SCCM
4 8 (2.57%) SCVMM
5 6 (1.93%) Nagios
6 5 (1.61%) FortiGate
6 5 (1.61%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (1.29%) NetVault Backup
7 4 (1.29%) SCOM
7 4 (1.29%) Stealthwatch
8 3 (0.96%) Cisco UCCE
8 3 (0.96%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (0.64%) RSA enVision
9 2 (0.64%) SmoothWall
9 2 (0.64%) WSUS
10 1 (0.32%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.32%) Nmap
10 1 (0.32%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 204 (65.59%) Cisco
2 128 (41.16%) VMware
3 84 (27.01%) Microsoft
4 79 (25.40%) CheckPoint
5 77 (24.76%) HP
6 64 (20.58%) Fortinet
7 60 (19.29%) Juniper
8 45 (14.47%) Citrix
8 45 (14.47%) F5
9 34 (10.93%) Meraki
10 32 (10.29%) SolarWinds
11 27 (8.68%) NetApp
12 26 (8.36%) Red Hat
13 17 (5.47%) McAfee
13 17 (5.47%) Sophos
13 17 (5.47%) Tufin
14 16 (5.14%) Forcepoint
15 15 (4.82%) Aruba
16 13 (4.18%) Tripwire
17 12 (3.86%) Palo Alto