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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 8 27 28
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +1
Permanent jobs citing WAN 4 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 9.30% 0.71% 1.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 66.67% 4.17% 17.39%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 3
Average salary - £27,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -28.00%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+10.38% +1.31%
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
6 24 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 13.95% 17.02% 10.09%
Number of salaries quoted 2 20 16
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £31,250 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £49,000 £37,500
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 5 February 2016, 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 5 (100.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) VoIP
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) CCNP
2 3 (60.00%) MPLS
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (40.00%) IP Telephony
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Riverbed
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (40.00%) Unified Communications
3 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (40.00%) Office 365
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) OSPF
3 2 (40.00%) BGP
3 2 (40.00%) EIGRP
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (40.00%) SCCM
3 2 (40.00%) SCOM
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (20.00%) Network Security

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) MPLS
2 3 (60.00%) VoIP
3 2 (40.00%) BGP
3 2 (40.00%) EIGRP
3 2 (40.00%) IP Telephony
3 2 (40.00%) OSPF
3 2 (40.00%) Unified Communications
4 1 (20.00%) Firewall
4 1 (20.00%) Internet
4 1 (20.00%) Network Security
4 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (20.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Desktop Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) CCNP
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) CCDP
2 1 (20.00%) CCIE
2 1 (20.00%) CCNA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco UCCE
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco UCCX
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
1 2 (40.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Riverbed
3 1 (20.00%) Juniper