The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 28 28 41
Rank change year-on-year
0 +13
Permanent jobs citing WAN 5 13 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 2.11% 4.96% 1.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.16% 29.55% 7.02%
Number of salaries quoted 4 10 4
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% +1.44%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.89%
WAN
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Aberdeen region.

Communications & Networking Category
Aberdeen
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
38 44 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 16.03% 16.79% 18.10%
Number of salaries quoted 24 32 50
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% +1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,950 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £54,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WAN across the Aberdeen region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

WAN
Salary Trend in Aberdeen

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

WAN Salary Trend in Aberdeen

WAN
Salary Histogram in Aberdeen

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAN across the Aberdeen region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

WAN Salary Histogram in Aberdeen

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT jobs across the Aberdeen region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited WAN.

1 13 (72.22%) CCNA
1 13 (72.22%) Cisco
1 13 (72.22%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (61.11%) CCNP
2 11 (61.11%) Frame Relay
3 10 (55.56%) BGP
3 10 (55.56%) MPLS
3 10 (55.56%) OSPF
3 10 (55.56%) VPN
4 9 (50.00%) IPsec
4 9 (50.00%) VSAT
5 7 (38.89%) LAN
5 7 (38.89%) Windows
6 6 (33.33%) Degree
7 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
7 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
8 4 (22.22%) Citrix
8 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
8 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
8 4 (22.22%) VMware
8 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
9 3 (16.67%) SAN
10 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (11.11%) DNS
10 2 (11.11%) DHCP
10 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
10 2 (11.11%) MCSE
10 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
10 2 (11.11%) ITIL

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT jobs across the Aberdeen region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited WAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (61.11%) Frame Relay
2 10 (55.56%) VPN
2 10 (55.56%) MPLS
2 10 (55.56%) OSPF
2 10 (55.56%) BGP
3 9 (50.00%) IPsec
3 9 (50.00%) VSAT
4 7 (38.89%) LAN
5 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
6 3 (16.67%) SAN
7 2 (11.11%) DHCP
7 2 (11.11%) DNS
7 2 (11.11%) Firewall
7 2 (11.11%) Wireless
8 1 (5.56%) VLAN
8 1 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (5.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
1 2 (11.11%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Analyst
2 10 (55.56%) Senior Analyst
2 10 (55.56%) Network Analyst
2 10 (55.56%) Senior Network Analyst
3 9 (50.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 9 (50.00%) Network Engineer
3 9 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 8 (44.44%) Senior Network Engineer
4 8 (44.44%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 8 (44.44%) Cisco Analyst
4 8 (44.44%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 8 (44.44%) Senior Cisco Network Analyst
4 8 (44.44%) Senior Cisco Analyst
4 8 (44.44%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (16.67%) Consultant
6 2 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Thin Client
1 1 (5.56%) Fat Client
1 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.56%) Mac OS X
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (5.56%) CRM
2 1 (5.56%) ERP
2 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (5.56%) Asset Management
2 1 (5.56%) ITIL V2
2 1 (5.56%) Line Management
2 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (72.22%) CCNA
1 13 (72.22%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (61.11%) CCNP
3 6 (33.33%) Degree
4 2 (11.11%) MCSE
4 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (5.56%) MCITP
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.56%) XenApp
4 1 (5.56%) vSphere
4 1 (5.56%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) Cisco
2 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) Citrix
2 4 (22.22%) VMware
3 1 (5.56%) NetApp
3 1 (5.56%) Apple
3 1 (5.56%) Symantec
3 1 (5.56%) Sophos
3 1 (5.56%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) EMC