Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Worcestershire 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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
West Midlands > Worcestershire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 17 60
Rank change year-on-year -26 +43 -2
Permanent jobs citing WAN 20 44 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 3.97% 9.38% 2.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.09% 45.83% 13.73%
Number of salaries quoted 17 45 11
Worcestershire median annual salary £30,000 £38,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.58% +3.33% +108.33%
10th Percentile £21,165 £22,300 £27,500
90th Percentile £43,750 £51,250 £43,750
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% -11.76% +28.79%

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 Worcestershire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Worcestershire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 117 96 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 23.21% 20.47% 20.08%
Number of salaries quoted 100 91 90
Worcestershire median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £23,475 £27,250 £22,450
90th Percentile £61,025 £51,250 £49,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Worcestershire

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Worcestershire

WAN
Salary Trend in Worcestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WAN in Worcestershire.

Salary trend for WAN in Worcestershire

WAN
Salary Histogram in Worcestershire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Worcestershire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for WAN in Worcestershire

WAN
Job Locations in Worcestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Worcestershire region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Worcester -12 8 £28,000 -41.05%
Evesham -1 4 £30,250 -19.33%
Kidderminster -11 2 £40,000 -
Redditch - 2 £25,750 -
Pershore - 1 £22,350 -
WAN
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Worcestershire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 19 (95.00%) LAN
2 18 (90.00%) Microsoft
3 16 (80.00%) Windows
4 13 (65.00%) Active Directory
5 12 (60.00%) Cisco
5 12 (60.00%) VMware
6 11 (55.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (50.00%) Hyper-V
7 10 (50.00%) Firewall
7 10 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
8 9 (45.00%) Windows Server
9 8 (40.00%) TCP/IP
10 7 (35.00%) VPN
10 7 (35.00%) DNS
10 7 (35.00%) DHCP
11 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
11 5 (25.00%) SAN
11 5 (25.00%) Symantec
11 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
11 5 (25.00%) Office 365
12 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (20.00%) XenApp
12 4 (20.00%) Veeam
12 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (20.00%) Network Security
12 4 (20.00%) QMS
12 4 (20.00%) MPLS
12 4 (20.00%) Citrix
12 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Worcestershire 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 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 10 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (95.00%) LAN
2 10 (50.00%) Firewall
3 8 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 7 (35.00%) DHCP
4 7 (35.00%) DNS
4 7 (35.00%) VPN
5 5 (25.00%) SAN
6 4 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (20.00%) MPLS
6 4 (20.00%) Network Security
7 3 (15.00%) BGP
7 3 (15.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (15.00%) OSPF
7 3 (15.00%) RIP
7 3 (15.00%) Skype
7 3 (15.00%) VLAN
7 3 (15.00%) Wireless
8 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
8 1 (5.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (10.00%) Law
1 2 (10.00%) Legal
2 1 (5.00%) Advertising
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) IT Support
2 5 (25.00%) Support Technician
3 4 (20.00%) Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Desktop Support
3 4 (20.00%) IT Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) IT Support Technician
3 4 (20.00%) IT Technician
3 4 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Desktop Support Technician
4 3 (15.00%) Desktop Technician
4 3 (15.00%) Network Systems Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) IT Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Service Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Support Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Smartphone
2 3 (15.00%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (10.00%) Clustering
4 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.00%) Driving Licence
4 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (80.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (10.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (5.00%) Android
5 1 (5.00%) Mac OS
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) CRM
1 4 (20.00%) QMS
1 4 (20.00%) Quality Management
2 3 (15.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 3 (15.00%) Server Virtualisation
3 2 (10.00%) Creative Thinking
3 2 (10.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (10.00%) Time Management
4 1 (5.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.00%) Information Security
4 1 (5.00%) IT Strategy
4 1 (5.00%) Project Management
4 1 (5.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) ANSI C
1 1 (5.00%) C
1 1 (5.00%) Embedded C
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) MCSE
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.00%) MCITP
2 1 (5.00%) MCP
System Software
1 13 (65.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (55.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (50.00%) Hyper-V
4 4 (20.00%) XenApp
5 3 (15.00%) XenDesktop
6 2 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Backup Exec
1 4 (20.00%) WSUS
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (10.00%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (10.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 18 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (60.00%) Cisco
2 12 (60.00%) VMware
3 5 (25.00%) Symantec
4 4 (20.00%) Citrix
4 4 (20.00%) Veeam
5 3 (15.00%) HP
5 3 (15.00%) NetApp
5 3 (15.00%) Polycom
6 2 (10.00%) Juniper
6 2 (10.00%) Palo Alto
6 2 (10.00%) WatchGuard