The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Aberdeen region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 21 30 26
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -4
Permanent jobs citing WAN 13 14 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 4.92% 4.35% 6.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 43.33% 29.79% 35.59%
Number of salaries quoted 12 11 17
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Communications & Networking Category
Aberdeen
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
30 47 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 11.36% 14.60% 18.50%
Number of salaries quoted 24 39 39
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £34,500 £23,300
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £40,000 £53,200
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
WAN
Scotland

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 22 July 2014.

WAN Salary Histogram in Aberdeen

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 15 (93.75%) CCNA
1 15 (93.75%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (87.50%) Cisco
3 12 (75.00%) BGP
4 11 (68.75%) Frame Relay
4 11 (68.75%) CCNP
4 11 (68.75%) VPN
4 11 (68.75%) OSPF
5 10 (62.50%) MPLS
6 9 (56.25%) IPsec
6 9 (56.25%) VSAT
7 5 (31.25%) LAN
8 4 (25.00%) Windows
9 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
9 3 (18.75%) Degree
10 2 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
10 2 (12.50%) Firewall
10 2 (12.50%) MCSE
10 2 (12.50%) ITIL
10 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
10 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X
11 1 (6.25%) Apple
11 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
11 1 (6.25%) Terminal Services
11 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
11 1 (6.25%) Citrix
11 1 (6.25%) MCSA

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 12 (75.00%) BGP
2 11 (68.75%) Frame Relay
2 11 (68.75%) VPN
2 11 (68.75%) OSPF
3 10 (62.50%) MPLS
4 9 (56.25%) IPsec
4 9 (56.25%) VSAT
5 5 (31.25%) LAN
6 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
7 2 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (12.50%) Firewall
8 1 (6.25%) DHCP
8 1 (6.25%) DNS
8 1 (6.25%) Wireless
8 1 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (6.25%) Network Security
General
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Analyst
2 11 (68.75%) Cisco Engineer
3 10 (62.50%) Senior Network Analyst
3 10 (62.50%) Senior Analyst
3 10 (62.50%) Network Analyst
4 9 (56.25%) Network Engineer
4 9 (56.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 8 (50.00%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 8 (50.00%) Cisco Analyst
5 8 (50.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 8 (50.00%) Senior Cisco Network Analyst
5 8 (50.00%) Senior Cisco Analyst
5 8 (50.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 8 (50.00%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (12.50%) Field Engineer
7 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) IT Infrastructure Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
1 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
1 1 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
3 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
1 2 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL V2
Qualifications
1 15 (93.75%) CCNA
1 15 (93.75%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (68.75%) CCNP
3 3 (18.75%) Degree
4 2 (12.50%) MCSE
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (6.25%) MCSA
5 1 (6.25%) MCITP
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Terminal Services
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) Cisco
2 1 (6.25%) Apple
2 1 (6.25%) Citrix
2 1 (6.25%) VMware