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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 30 43 31
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -12
Permanent jobs citing WAN 19 24 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 6.31% 6.42% 5.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 36.54% 32.43% 25.40%
Number of salaries quoted 17 24 15
Average salary £45,500 £35,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.00% -7.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £25,000 £37,400
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £70,000 £39,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
52 74 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 17.28% 19.79% 22.58%
Number of salaries quoted 46 68 62
Average salary £45,500 £35,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.00% -7.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £25,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 5 March 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Bedford

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 23 (92.00%) LAN
2 22 (88.00%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (88.00%) CCNP
3 19 (76.00%) Load Balancing
3 19 (76.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 16 (64.00%) Cisco
5 15 (60.00%) Microsoft
6 14 (56.00%) Firewall
6 14 (56.00%) MS Visio
7 13 (52.00%) CCDP
7 13 (52.00%) CheckPoint
7 13 (52.00%) CCSA
7 13 (52.00%) CCSE
7 13 (52.00%) Network Security
8 12 (48.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (48.00%) OSPF
8 12 (48.00%) BGP
9 10 (40.00%) VLAN
9 10 (40.00%) TCP/IP
9 10 (40.00%) Network Management
10 9 (36.00%) Wireless
11 8 (32.00%) VPN
11 8 (32.00%) MS Excel
11 8 (32.00%) SolarWinds
12 7 (28.00%) Riverbed
12 7 (28.00%) WAN Optimisation
12 7 (28.00%) Check Point Certification
13 5 (20.00%) VCP4
13 5 (20.00%) Wireshark
14 4 (16.00%) tcpdump

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 14 (56.00%) MS Visio
2 8 (32.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (8.00%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (92.00%) LAN
2 19 (76.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 14 (56.00%) Firewall
4 13 (52.00%) Network Security
5 12 (48.00%) OSPF
5 12 (48.00%) BGP
6 10 (40.00%) VLAN
6 10 (40.00%) TCP/IP
7 9 (36.00%) Wireless
8 8 (32.00%) VPN
9 5 (20.00%) Wireshark
10 4 (16.00%) tcpdump
11 3 (12.00%) SAN
12 2 (8.00%) Fibre Channel
12 2 (8.00%) SMTP
12 2 (8.00%) Internet
12 2 (8.00%) MPLS
13 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
13 1 (4.00%) FTP
13 1 (4.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (4.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (60.00%) Consultant
2 10 (40.00%) Network Engineer
3 9 (36.00%) Network Consultant
4 6 (24.00%) Security Consultant
4 6 (24.00%) Network Security Consultant
5 5 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (12.00%) Cisco Consultant
6 3 (12.00%) Cisco Network Consultant
7 2 (8.00%) Solutions Consultant
7 2 (8.00%) Technical Architect
7 2 (8.00%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (8.00%) Architect
8 1 (4.00%) Network Security Engineer
8 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 1 (4.00%) Security Specialist
8 1 (4.00%) Security Engineer
8 1 (4.00%) Network Specialist
8 1 (4.00%) Network Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) .NET
1 2 (8.00%) J2EE
1 2 (8.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Windows
1 3 (12.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (8.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (8.00%) UNIX
2 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (76.00%) Load Balancing
2 12 (48.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (40.00%) Network Management
4 7 (28.00%) WAN Optimisation
5 2 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.00%) Project Management
6 1 (4.00%) Logistics
6 1 (4.00%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (88.00%) Cisco Certification
1 22 (88.00%) CCNP
2 13 (52.00%) CCDP
2 13 (52.00%) CCSA
2 13 (52.00%) CCSE
3 7 (28.00%) Check Point Certification
4 5 (20.00%) VCP4
5 4 (16.00%) CCNA
6 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.00%) vSphere
3 1 (4.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
Vendors
1 16 (64.00%) Cisco
2 15 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 13 (52.00%) CheckPoint
4 8 (32.00%) SolarWinds
5 7 (28.00%) Riverbed
6 3 (12.00%) VMware
7 2 (8.00%) HP
8 1 (4.00%) CommVault
8 1 (4.00%) Citrix
8 1 (4.00%) IBM
8 1 (4.00%) FalconStor
8 1 (4.00%) F5
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