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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 40 32 45
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +13
Permanent jobs citing WAN 3 13 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 0.81% 4.04% 2.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.00% 24.53% 13.92%
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 7
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +12.90%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Communications & Networking Category
Aberdeen
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
25 53 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 6.76% 16.46% 16.74%
Number of salaries quoted 13 37 66
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,792 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £52,000 £46,000
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 7 (87.50%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (75.00%) LAN
2 6 (75.00%) Cisco
3 4 (50.00%) CCNA
4 3 (37.50%) BGP
4 3 (37.50%) VoIP
4 3 (37.50%) VPN
4 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
4 3 (37.50%) VSAT
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (25.00%) Degree
5 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (25.00%) HND
5 2 (25.00%) Windows
5 2 (25.00%) MCSE
5 2 (25.00%) MCSA
5 2 (25.00%) MPLS
5 2 (25.00%) Electronics
5 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (25.00%) Firewall
6 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (12.50%) Wireless
6 1 (12.50%) OSPF
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 1 (12.50%) CCIE
6 1 (12.50%) EIGRP
6 1 (12.50%) MGCP
6 1 (12.50%) Project Management
6 1 (12.50%) H.323

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) VoIP
2 3 (37.50%) BGP
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (37.50%) VSAT
2 3 (37.50%) VPN
3 2 (25.00%) MPLS
3 2 (25.00%) Firewall
3 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (12.50%) PBX
4 1 (12.50%) EIGRP
4 1 (12.50%) MGCP
4 1 (12.50%) H.323
4 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (12.50%) Wireless
4 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
4 1 (12.50%) PABX
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (12.50%) OSPF
General
1 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (25.00%) Electronics
3 1 (12.50%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Field Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (50.00%) CCNA
3 2 (25.00%) Degree
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (25.00%) HND
3 2 (25.00%) MCSE
3 2 (25.00%) MCSA
4 1 (12.50%) CCIE
4 1 (12.50%) PMP
4 1 (12.50%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft