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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 29 31 34
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Permanent jobs citing WAN 1 4 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 0.65% 1.71% 3.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.00% 18.18% 14.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 5
Average salary £27,000 £37,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.00% -21.05%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
25 22 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 16.13% 9.40% 21.13%
Number of salaries quoted 20 15 37
Average salary £37,500 £39,000 £35,420
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% +10.10%
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 6 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 6 (100.00%) LAN
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) SAN
3 3 (50.00%) Citrix
3 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) Degree
3 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (33.33%) Office 365
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (33.33%) Advertising
4 2 (33.33%) Firewall
4 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (16.67%) NetApp
5 1 (16.67%) Symantec
5 1 (16.67%) Sophos
5 1 (16.67%) HP
5 1 (16.67%) EMC
5 1 (16.67%) CCNA
5 1 (16.67%) MS Project

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (100.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS Project
2 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) LAN
2 3 (50.00%) SAN
2 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (33.33%) Firewall
4 1 (16.67%) VPN
4 1 (16.67%) DNS
4 1 (16.67%) DHCP
4 1 (16.67%) Wireless
4 1 (16.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (33.33%) Advertising
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Field Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Coordinator
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery Coordinator
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Implementation Consultant
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
1 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) CRM
1 1 (16.67%) ERP
1 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
1 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) CCNA
2 1 (16.67%) MCSE
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (16.67%) XenApp
4 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Citrix
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) NetApp
3 1 (16.67%) Symantec
3 1 (16.67%) Sophos
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) EMC
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco