The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 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 Bedford region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 26 42 28
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -14
Permanent jobs citing WAN 30 2 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 10.56% 0.71% 4.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 53.57% 2.74% 18.75%
Number of salaries quoted 28 2 8
Average salary £29,500 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.58% -15.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Communications & Networking Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
56 73 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 19.72% 25.89% 23.88%
Number of salaries quoted 49 71 44
Average salary £33,500 £48,250 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.56% -3.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
WAN
Bedfordshire

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 31 July 2014.

WAN Salary Histogram in Bedford

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 73 (98.65%) LAN
2 55 (74.32%) Firewall
3 50 (67.57%) Windows
3 50 (67.57%) DHCP
3 50 (67.57%) VPN
3 50 (67.57%) DNS
3 50 (67.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 49 (66.22%) VMware
4 49 (66.22%) Citrix
4 49 (66.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 48 (64.86%) Lotus
5 48 (64.86%) McAfee
5 48 (64.86%) Lotus Domino
5 48 (64.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 42 (56.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 42 (56.76%) SAN
7 41 (55.41%) MCSE
7 41 (55.41%) vSphere
8 40 (54.05%) Android
8 40 (54.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 40 (54.05%) Windows Phone 8
8 40 (54.05%) Windows Phone
9 39 (52.70%) Symantec
10 38 (51.35%) Backup Exec
11 37 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
11 37 (50.00%) Blackberry
11 37 (50.00%) SecurID
11 37 (50.00%) Clearswift
11 37 (50.00%) VMS
11 37 (50.00%) McAfee ePO

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 48 (64.86%) Lotus Domino
2 40 (54.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 11 (14.86%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.35%) IIS
4 1 (1.35%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 23 (31.08%) MS Office
2 20 (27.03%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.70%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 73 (98.65%) LAN
2 55 (74.32%) Firewall
3 50 (67.57%) DHCP
3 50 (67.57%) VPN
3 50 (67.57%) DNS
4 42 (56.76%) SAN
5 37 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
6 12 (16.22%) VoIP
7 8 (10.81%) Network Security
8 4 (5.41%) TCP/IP
9 3 (4.05%) OSPF
9 3 (4.05%) BGP
9 3 (4.05%) Wireless
9 3 (4.05%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (2.70%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (1.35%) Ethernet
11 1 (1.35%) DMZ
11 1 (1.35%) MPLS
11 1 (1.35%) Internet
11 1 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.35%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 52 (70.27%) Network Engineer
2 40 (54.05%) 3rd Line Support
3 39 (52.70%) Network Support
4 33 (44.59%) PC Engineer
4 33 (44.59%) PC Support
5 24 (32.43%) Analyst
6 22 (29.73%) Network Support Engineer
6 22 (29.73%) Support Engineer
7 21 (28.38%) Support Analyst
8 20 (27.03%) PC Support Engineer
9 16 (21.62%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
9 16 (21.62%) Network Analyst
10 14 (18.92%) Network Support Analyst
11 13 (17.57%) Server Support Analyst
11 13 (17.57%) Server Engineer
11 13 (17.57%) Server Analyst
11 13 (17.57%) Server Support
12 7 (9.46%) Administrator
13 5 (6.76%) Technical Support
13 5 (6.76%) Network Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 37 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 37 (50.00%) SecurID
2 1 (1.35%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 50 (67.57%) Windows
1 50 (67.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 49 (66.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 40 (54.05%) Android
3 40 (54.05%) Windows Phone 8
3 40 (54.05%) Windows Phone
4 37 (50.00%) VMS
5 22 (29.73%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (14.86%) Mobile Device Management
2 7 (9.46%) Network Management
3 4 (5.41%) Configuration Management
4 3 (4.05%) Load Balancing
5 2 (2.70%) Project Management
5 2 (2.70%) ITIL
6 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2
6 1 (1.35%) Asset Management
6 1 (1.35%) Business Continuity
6 1 (1.35%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.35%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (1.35%) Incident Management
6 1 (1.35%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (1.35%) Change Control
6 1 (1.35%) Software Deployment
6 1 (1.35%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (56.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (55.41%) MCSE
3 23 (31.08%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (27.03%) CCNP
5 12 (16.22%) CCDP
6 6 (8.11%) CCSA
6 6 (8.11%) CCNA
7 3 (4.05%) CCA
7 3 (4.05%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (4.05%) CCSE
7 3 (4.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.70%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (1.35%) Security+ Certification
9 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.35%) MCITP
9 1 (1.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (64.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 41 (55.41%) vSphere
3 19 (25.68%) XenApp
4 12 (16.22%) Active Directory
5 8 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.35%) MetaFrame
6 1 (1.35%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 38 (51.35%) Backup Exec
2 37 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 49 (66.22%) VMware
1 49 (66.22%) Citrix
2 48 (64.86%) Lotus
2 48 (64.86%) McAfee
3 39 (52.70%) Symantec
4 37 (50.00%) Clearswift
5 23 (31.08%) Cisco
6 18 (24.32%) CheckPoint
7 12 (16.22%) Microsoft
8 2 (2.70%) Riverbed
8 2 (2.70%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.35%) HP
9 1 (1.35%) Dell
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