The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford 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 20 33 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Permanent jobs citing WAN 27 40 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 10.47% 10.61% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 45.00% 47.62% -
Number of salaries quoted 22 40 0
Average salary £45,000 £30,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
WAN
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Communications & Networking Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
60 84 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 23.26% 22.28% 23.90%
Number of salaries quoted 49 82 59
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £45,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WAN across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

WAN
Salary Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WAN across the Bedford region.

WAN Salary Trend in Bedford

WAN
Salary Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAN across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Bedford

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Bedford 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 41 (95.35%) LAN
1 41 (95.35%) CCNP
1 41 (95.35%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (93.02%) Cisco Nexus
3 39 (90.70%) Load Balancing
4 29 (67.44%) Cisco
5 28 (65.12%) CCDP
5 28 (65.12%) Network Security
6 25 (58.14%) Firewall
7 24 (55.81%) CCSA
7 24 (55.81%) OSPF
7 24 (55.81%) BGP
7 24 (55.81%) CheckPoint
7 24 (55.81%) MS Visio
7 24 (55.81%) Spanning Tree
7 24 (55.81%) Network Management
8 23 (53.49%) Microsoft
8 23 (53.49%) CCSE
9 21 (48.84%) TCP/IP
10 19 (44.19%) Disaster Recovery
11 17 (39.53%) Wireless
12 16 (37.21%) Wireshark
12 16 (37.21%) Check Point Certification
13 15 (34.88%) VLAN
13 15 (34.88%) tcpdump
14 13 (30.23%) SolarWinds
14 13 (30.23%) VPN
15 12 (27.91%) Riverbed
15 12 (27.91%) WAN Optimisation
16 8 (18.60%) MS Excel

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Bedford 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 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (4.65%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 24 (55.81%) MS Visio
2 8 (18.60%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.65%) MS Project
4 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 41 (95.35%) LAN
2 40 (93.02%) Cisco Nexus
3 28 (65.12%) Network Security
4 25 (58.14%) Firewall
5 24 (55.81%) OSPF
5 24 (55.81%) BGP
5 24 (55.81%) Spanning Tree
6 21 (48.84%) TCP/IP
7 17 (39.53%) Wireless
8 16 (37.21%) Wireshark
9 15 (34.88%) VLAN
9 15 (34.88%) tcpdump
10 13 (30.23%) VPN
11 6 (13.95%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (9.30%) VoIP
12 4 (9.30%) 802.11
13 2 (4.65%) Cisco PIX
13 2 (4.65%) MPLS
13 2 (4.65%) Internet
13 2 (4.65%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 23 (53.49%) Consultant
2 20 (46.51%) Network Engineer
3 16 (37.21%) Network Consultant
4 12 (27.91%) Network Security Consultant
4 12 (27.91%) Security Consultant
5 10 (23.26%) Senior Network Engineer
6 5 (11.63%) AWS Consultant
7 4 (9.30%) Cisco Consultant
7 4 (9.30%) Cisco Network Consultant
8 3 (6.98%) Security Engineer
8 3 (6.98%) Network Security Engineer
9 2 (4.65%) Technical Consultant
9 2 (4.65%) Technical Architect
9 2 (4.65%) Architect
9 2 (4.65%) Solutions Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) .NET
1 2 (4.65%) J2EE
1 2 (4.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.65%) Windows 7
1 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (4.65%) Windows XP
1 2 (4.65%) UNIX
1 2 (4.65%) Windows
1 2 (4.65%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (90.70%) Load Balancing
2 24 (55.81%) Network Management
3 19 (44.19%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (27.91%) WAN Optimisation
5 6 (13.95%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (11.63%) Service Delivery
7 4 (9.30%) Network Design
7 4 (9.30%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (9.30%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (2.33%) Mentoring
9 1 (2.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 41 (95.35%) CCNP
1 41 (95.35%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (65.12%) CCDP
3 24 (55.81%) CCSA
4 23 (53.49%) CCSE
5 16 (37.21%) Check Point Certification
6 3 (6.98%) CCNA
7 2 (4.65%) CCDA
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) vSphere
1 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (4.65%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 29 (67.44%) Cisco
2 24 (55.81%) CheckPoint
3 23 (53.49%) Microsoft
4 13 (30.23%) SolarWinds
5 12 (27.91%) Riverbed
6 6 (13.95%) VMware
7 5 (11.63%) F5
8 4 (9.30%) Sourcefire
8 4 (9.30%) IronPort
8 4 (9.30%) Citrix
9 1 (2.33%) FalconStor
9 1 (2.33%) CommVault
9 1 (2.33%) HP
9 1 (2.33%) IBM
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Posted: 2 days ago
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