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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 19 35 30
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -5
Permanent jobs citing WAN 2 5 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 2.47% 1.36% 5.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.67% 16.13% 32.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 11
Average salary £28,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.33% -6.25%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
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
12 31 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 14.81% 8.45% 15.90%
Number of salaries quoted 2 19 36
Average salary £34,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.42% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £24,750
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 22 May 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%) MS Project
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) MS Visio
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (33.33%) DMVPN
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Statistics
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
3 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Juniper
3 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 2 (66.67%) MS Project
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) DMVPN
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) WLAN
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Data Mining
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery Coordinator
1 1 (33.33%) IT Support
1 1 (33.33%) IT Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Security Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Coordinator
1 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Field Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
1 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
1 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 1 (33.33%) BCP
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) HND
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco