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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 13 19 29
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +10
Permanent jobs citing WAN 3 13 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 5.26% 4.78% 4.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.00% 43.33% 32.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2 12 11
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,200 £37,750 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,800 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
10 30 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 17.54% 11.03% 15.58%
Number of salaries quoted 5 24 40
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.88%
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 31 July 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Aberdeen

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WLAN
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Juniper
2 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) Network Security
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (66.67%) CCNP
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (33.33%) Network Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (33.33%) DMVPN
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
3 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
3 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (33.33%) Statistics
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Project
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WLAN
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) Network Security
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (33.33%) DMVPN
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (33.33%) OSPF
3 1 (33.33%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Data Mining
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Security Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) BCP
1 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
1 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
1 1 (33.33%) Network Architecture
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity Planning
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CCNP
1 2 (66.67%) CCNA
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) HND
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Juniper
1 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft