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 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 71 79
Rank change year-on-year -13 +8  
Permanent jobs citing WAN 168 224 186
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.30% 3.67% 3.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.54% 25.08% 21.26%
Number of salaries quoted 145 174 158
Median salary £44,477 £37,500 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.60% +5.63%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,750 £22,800 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £50,700 £62,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - -5.88%  

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 780 893 875
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.31% 14.65% 15.30%
Number of salaries quoted 611 709 780
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £64,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

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 June 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 June 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 -4 77 £45,000 +24.13% 11
Warwickshire +2 18 £35,000 -7.28% 1
Shropshire +17 17 £55,000 +74.60% 5
Staffordshire +23 15 £31,500 +40.00% 4
Worcestershire -7 15 £35,000 -26.31% 1
Coventry -9 12 £52,500 +42.85%
Wolverhampton - 5 £42,500 -
Solihull -18 4 £50,000 +44.92% 1
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 263 (78.04%) LAN
2 192 (56.97%) Cisco
3 166 (49.26%) Firewall
4 144 (42.73%) Cisco Certification
5 121 (35.91%) Windows
6 114 (33.83%) CCNP
7 104 (30.86%) CCNA
8 98 (29.08%) VPN
9 84 (24.93%) Microsoft
10 81 (24.04%) Data Centre
11 74 (21.96%) DNS
12 71 (21.07%) ITIL
13 68 (20.18%) DHCP
13 68 (20.18%) Active Directory
14 64 (18.99%) Windows Server
15 63 (18.69%) OSPF
16 62 (18.40%) Network Security
17 61 (18.10%) Cisco ASA
18 59 (17.51%) VMware
19 58 (17.21%) MPLS
19 58 (17.21%) TCP/IP
20 55 (16.32%) Wi-Fi
21 51 (15.13%) CheckPoint
21 51 (15.13%) Degree
22 49 (14.54%) VLAN
22 49 (14.54%) Project Management
23 47 (13.95%) VoIP
23 47 (13.95%) Wireless
23 47 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
24 45 (13.35%) BGP

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 30 (8.90%) MS Exchange
2 17 (5.04%) IIS
3 12 (3.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (2.08%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.48%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.89%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.59%) CMS
9 2 (0.59%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.30%) SAS
10 1 (0.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 35 (10.39%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.30%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.89%) Workfront
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 47 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (10.68%) Office 365
3 33 (9.79%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (3.86%) SaaS
5 7 (2.08%) IaaS
5 7 (2.08%) PaaS
6 6 (1.78%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.30%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 263 (78.04%) LAN
2 166 (49.26%) Firewall
3 98 (29.08%) VPN
4 74 (21.96%) DNS
5 68 (20.18%) DHCP
6 63 (18.69%) OSPF
7 62 (18.40%) Network Security
8 61 (18.10%) Cisco ASA
9 58 (17.21%) MPLS
9 58 (17.21%) TCP/IP
10 55 (16.32%) Wi-Fi
11 49 (14.54%) VLAN
12 47 (13.95%) VoIP
12 47 (13.95%) Wireless
13 45 (13.35%) BGP
14 32 (9.50%) Cisco IOS
15 30 (8.90%) Internet
16 28 (8.31%) SNMP
17 27 (8.01%) Cisco Nexus
18 23 (6.82%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (7.12%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.48%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.19%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.30%) MySQL
6 1 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (1.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.30%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (0.30%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.30%) Subversion
General
1 34 (10.09%) Finance
2 33 (9.79%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.86%) Retail
4 11 (3.26%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.67%) Marketing
6 6 (1.78%) Banking
7 4 (1.19%) Automotive
7 4 (1.19%) Legal
7 4 (1.19%) Spanish Language
8 3 (0.89%) French Language
9 1 (0.30%) Back Office
9 1 (0.30%) Electronics
9 1 (0.30%) Games
9 1 (0.30%) German Language
9 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.30%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 116 (34.42%) Network Engineer
2 34 (10.09%) Senior Network Engineer
3 33 (9.79%) Cisco Engineer
3 33 (9.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 29 (8.61%) Support Engineer
5 28 (8.31%) Analyst
5 28 (8.31%) Architect
5 28 (8.31%) IT Manager
6 19 (5.64%) Administrator
6 19 (5.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 18 (5.34%) Security Engineer
8 17 (5.04%) IT Support
9 16 (4.75%) Network Security Engineer
10 15 (4.45%) Network Support
10 15 (4.45%) Project Manager
11 14 (4.15%) IT Engineer
11 14 (4.15%) Network Administrator
11 14 (4.15%) Operations Engineer
12 13 (3.86%) Cloud Architect
12 13 (3.86%) Network Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (5.04%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.78%) JSON
2 6 (1.78%) Middleware
2 6 (1.78%) WAP
3 5 (1.48%) Web Services
4 1 (0.30%) .NET
4 1 (0.30%) COM
4 1 (0.30%) EDI
4 1 (0.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 81 (24.04%) Data Centre
2 33 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (7.12%) Computer Science
4 17 (5.04%) Driving Licence
5 11 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (3.26%) PKI
6 9 (2.67%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (2.37%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.78%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 6 (1.78%) iPad
8 6 (1.78%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.19%) Mobile Computing
10 2 (0.59%) Clustering
10 2 (0.59%) EPoS
10 2 (0.59%) Fintech
10 2 (0.59%) Replication
10 2 (0.59%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.30%) AS400
11 1 (0.30%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 121 (35.91%) Windows
2 64 (18.99%) Windows Server
3 33 (9.79%) Linux
3 33 (9.79%) Unix
3 33 (9.79%) Windows 7
4 23 (6.82%) Windows 10
5 22 (6.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (3.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (3.56%) Android
7 12 (3.56%) Windows 8
8 11 (3.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (2.67%) VyOS
10 8 (2.37%) Apple iOS
11 7 (2.08%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.59%) AIX
12 2 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.59%) Solaris
12 2 (0.59%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.59%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (21.07%) ITIL
2 49 (14.54%) Project Management
3 36 (10.68%) Network Design
4 34 (10.09%) Load Balancing
5 30 (8.90%) Network Management
6 27 (8.01%) Service Delivery
7 26 (7.72%) Continuous Improvement
8 23 (6.82%) Change Management
8 23 (6.82%) Presales
8 23 (6.82%) PRINCE2
9 22 (6.53%) Root Cause Analysis
10 21 (6.23%) Mentoring
11 18 (5.34%) Problem Management
11 18 (5.34%) Software Engineering
12 17 (5.04%) Disaster Recovery
12 17 (5.04%) Information Security
13 16 (4.75%) Agile Software Development
14 15 (4.45%) Network Monitoring
15 13 (3.86%) SIEM
15 13 (3.86%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 25 (7.42%) SQL
2 12 (3.56%) PowerShell
3 7 (2.08%) COBOL
3 7 (2.08%) Java
4 5 (1.48%) Bash Shell
4 5 (1.48%) Python
5 3 (0.89%) C
6 2 (0.59%) Perl
7 1 (0.30%) ANSI C
7 1 (0.30%) C#
7 1 (0.30%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.30%) VBA
7 1 (0.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 144 (42.73%) Cisco Certification
2 114 (33.83%) CCNP
3 104 (30.86%) CCNA
4 51 (15.13%) Degree
5 25 (7.42%) ITIL Certification
6 22 (6.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 21 (6.23%) Computer Science Degree
8 20 (5.93%) CCIE
8 20 (5.93%) MCSE
9 19 (5.64%) CCDP
10 11 (3.26%) Security Cleared
11 10 (2.97%) CCDA
12 9 (2.67%) CISSP
12 9 (2.67%) SC Cleared
13 8 (2.37%) MCP
14 7 (2.08%) ISSAP
14 7 (2.08%) PMI Certification
14 7 (2.08%) PMP
15 6 (1.78%) CCSP
15 6 (1.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.72%) PCI DSS
2 21 (6.23%) SLA
3 11 (3.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.59%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 68 (20.18%) Active Directory
2 33 (9.79%) Hyper-V
3 32 (9.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.08%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.19%) vSphere
7 3 (0.89%) pfSense
7 3 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.89%) XenApp
8 2 (0.59%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (0.59%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.59%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.30%) Postfix
9 1 (0.30%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 11 (3.26%) Nagios
2 10 (2.97%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (2.08%) SCCM
4 6 (1.78%) Cisco Prime
4 6 (1.78%) Cisco UCCE
5 5 (1.48%) Cisco UCCX
5 5 (1.48%) FortiGate
6 4 (1.19%) AirWatch
6 4 (1.19%) NetBackup
6 4 (1.19%) WMI
7 3 (0.89%) SCOM
8 2 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.59%) NetVault Backup
8 2 (0.59%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.30%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.30%) CA Spectrum
9 1 (0.30%) QRadar
9 1 (0.30%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 192 (56.97%) Cisco
2 84 (24.93%) Microsoft
3 59 (17.51%) VMware
4 51 (15.13%) CheckPoint
5 45 (13.35%) HP
6 31 (9.20%) F5
7 29 (8.61%) Fortinet
8 25 (7.42%) Juniper
9 23 (6.82%) Palo Alto
10 21 (6.23%) Oracle
11 18 (5.34%) SolarWinds
12 15 (4.45%) Avaya
13 14 (4.15%) Aruba
13 14 (4.15%) Citrix
14 13 (3.86%) Mitel
14 13 (3.86%) Motorola
15 11 (3.26%) Brocade
15 11 (3.26%) Cyberoam
15 11 (3.26%) ProCurve
16 8 (2.37%) McAfee
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
onezeero.
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus and full benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Roc Search
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Salary: £23000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
FT Select
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £50K basic + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £50K basic + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £50K basic + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £50K basic + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
FT Select
Salary: Unspecified Competitive salary plus corporate benefits.
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
FT Select
Salary: From £75,000 to £85,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
IQ Telecom
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computacenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago