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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 31 26 41
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +15
Permanent jobs citing WAN 21 30 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 7.72% 9.55% 2.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 51.22% 41.67% 13.79%
Number of salaries quoted 17 28 7
Average salary £59,000 £30,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+96.66% -28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,300 £25,000 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £45,150 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +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
41 72 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 15.07% 22.93% 20.14%
Number of salaries quoted 36 64 55
Average salary £52,500 £32,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+61.53% -22.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,050 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 4 September 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Bedford

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (85.42%) LAN
2 37 (77.08%) Data Centre
3 36 (75.00%) Cisco
4 35 (72.92%) CCNP
4 35 (72.92%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
6 30 (62.50%) CCDP
6 30 (62.50%) Load Balancing
7 29 (60.42%) Network Security
8 27 (56.25%) CheckPoint
9 26 (54.17%) Firewall
10 25 (52.08%) CCSE
11 24 (50.00%) OSPF
11 24 (50.00%) BGP
12 23 (47.92%) Spanning Tree
13 22 (45.83%) CCSA
14 19 (39.58%) Network Management
15 18 (37.50%) Microsoft
16 17 (35.42%) TCP/IP
17 16 (33.33%) VMware
18 15 (31.25%) Wireshark
18 15 (31.25%) tcpdump
19 14 (29.17%) Service Delivery
19 14 (29.17%) Disaster Recovery
19 14 (29.17%) MS Visio
20 12 (25.00%) Check Point Certification
21 10 (20.83%) High Availability
22 9 (18.75%) Wireless
23 8 (16.67%) Time Management
23 8 (16.67%) F5

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

Applications
1 14 (29.17%) MS Visio
2 4 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (8.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 41 (85.42%) LAN
2 32 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 29 (60.42%) Network Security
4 26 (54.17%) Firewall
5 24 (50.00%) OSPF
5 24 (50.00%) BGP
6 23 (47.92%) Spanning Tree
7 17 (35.42%) TCP/IP
8 15 (31.25%) Wireshark
8 15 (31.25%) tcpdump
9 9 (18.75%) Wireless
10 6 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (10.42%) VLAN
11 5 (10.42%) VPN
11 5 (10.42%) SAN
12 4 (8.33%) 802.11
12 4 (8.33%) VoIP
13 2 (4.17%) Cisco PIX
General
1 7 (14.58%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (37.50%) Consultant
2 16 (33.33%) Network Consultant
3 15 (31.25%) Network Engineer
4 12 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
4 12 (25.00%) Security Consultant
4 12 (25.00%) Network Security Consultant
4 12 (25.00%) Architect
5 6 (12.50%) Security Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Implementation Consultant
7 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (6.25%) Technical Leader
7 3 (6.25%) Network Design Consultant
7 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 3 (6.25%) Network Implementation Consultant
8 2 (4.17%) AWS Consultant
9 1 (2.08%) Cisco Network Consultant
9 1 (2.08%) Cisco Consultant
9 1 (2.08%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 37 (77.08%) Data Centre
2 7 (14.58%) iSeries
3 6 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (10.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (6.25%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.42%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (62.50%) Load Balancing
2 19 (39.58%) Network Management
3 14 (29.17%) Service Delivery
3 14 (29.17%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (20.83%) High Availability
5 8 (16.67%) Time Management
6 7 (14.58%) Line Management
6 7 (14.58%) Project Management
6 7 (14.58%) Network Design
7 6 (12.50%) Information Management
8 5 (10.42%) DDoS Mitigation
8 5 (10.42%) Use Case
8 5 (10.42%) Data Management
8 5 (10.42%) WAN Optimisation
9 4 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (8.33%) Mentoring
9 4 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (8.33%) Programme Management
10 3 (6.25%) Business Analysis
Qualifications
1 35 (72.92%) CCNP
1 35 (72.92%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (62.50%) CCDP
3 25 (52.08%) CCSE
4 22 (45.83%) CCSA
5 12 (25.00%) Check Point Certification
6 5 (10.42%) CCNA
6 5 (10.42%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (14.58%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 36 (75.00%) Cisco
2 27 (56.25%) CheckPoint
3 18 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 16 (33.33%) VMware
5 8 (16.67%) F5
6 5 (10.42%) Riverbed
6 5 (10.42%) SolarWinds
7 4 (8.33%) Citrix
7 4 (8.33%) Sourcefire
7 4 (8.33%) IronPort
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago