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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 31 25 50
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +25
Permanent jobs citing WAN 24 31 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 8.54% 11.52% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 38.71% 58.49% 2.53%
Number of salaries quoted 16 29 2
Average salary £46,250 £30,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+54.16% -29.41%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +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
62 53 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 22.06% 19.70% 27.24%
Number of salaries quoted 47 46 77
Average salary £47,500 £33,500 £47,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.79% -29.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,900 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 28 July 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Bedford

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 46 (95.83%) LAN
2 42 (87.50%) Data Centre
3 40 (83.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 40 (83.33%) CCNP
3 40 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
4 38 (79.17%) Load Balancing
5 36 (75.00%) Cisco
6 31 (64.58%) Network Security
7 30 (62.50%) CCDP
8 28 (58.33%) Firewall
9 27 (56.25%) CheckPoint
9 27 (56.25%) OSPF
9 27 (56.25%) BGP
10 26 (54.17%) Spanning Tree
11 25 (52.08%) CCSA
11 25 (52.08%) CCSE
12 23 (47.92%) Microsoft
13 22 (45.83%) Network Management
14 20 (41.67%) TCP/IP
15 19 (39.58%) MS Visio
16 17 (35.42%) Wireshark
16 17 (35.42%) tcpdump
17 16 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
18 14 (29.17%) Wireless
19 13 (27.08%) Check Point Certification
20 12 (25.00%) VLAN
21 11 (22.92%) VMware
22 10 (20.83%) Service Delivery
22 10 (20.83%) VPN
22 10 (20.83%) Riverbed

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (4.17%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 19 (39.58%) MS Visio
2 3 (6.25%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.17%) MS Project
3 2 (4.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 46 (95.83%) LAN
2 40 (83.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 31 (64.58%) Network Security
4 28 (58.33%) Firewall
5 27 (56.25%) OSPF
5 27 (56.25%) BGP
6 26 (54.17%) Spanning Tree
7 20 (41.67%) TCP/IP
8 17 (35.42%) Wireshark
8 17 (35.42%) tcpdump
9 14 (29.17%) Wireless
10 12 (25.00%) VLAN
11 10 (20.83%) VPN
12 6 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (8.33%) 802.11
13 4 (8.33%) VoIP
14 2 (4.17%) Cisco PIX
14 2 (4.17%) SMTP
14 2 (4.17%) MPLS
14 2 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (47.92%) Consultant
2 20 (41.67%) Network Engineer
3 19 (39.58%) Network Consultant
4 13 (27.08%) Security Consultant
4 13 (27.08%) Network Security Consultant
5 9 (18.75%) Senior Network Engineer
6 7 (14.58%) Architect
7 6 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
7 6 (12.50%) Security Engineer
8 5 (10.42%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (6.25%) Network Design Consultant
9 3 (6.25%) Cisco Network Consultant
9 3 (6.25%) Network Implementation Consultant
9 3 (6.25%) Implementation Consultant
9 3 (6.25%) Cisco Consultant
10 2 (4.17%) Solutions Consultant
10 2 (4.17%) Technical Architect
10 2 (4.17%) Technical Consultant
10 2 (4.17%) AWS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) 802.1X
2 2 (4.17%) .NET
2 2 (4.17%) J2EE
2 2 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 42 (87.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.17%) Windows XP
1 2 (4.17%) UNIX
1 2 (4.17%) Windows
1 2 (4.17%) Linux
1 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (4.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (79.17%) Load Balancing
2 22 (45.83%) Network Management
3 16 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (20.83%) Service Delivery
4 10 (20.83%) WAN Optimisation
5 7 (14.58%) Network Design
6 6 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (10.42%) High Availability
7 5 (10.42%) Project Management
7 5 (10.42%) Time Management
8 4 (8.33%) Programme Management
8 4 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (8.33%) Line Management
8 4 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (2.08%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 40 (83.33%) CCNP
1 40 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (62.50%) CCDP
3 25 (52.08%) CCSA
3 25 (52.08%) CCSE
4 13 (27.08%) Check Point Certification
5 6 (12.50%) CCNA
6 5 (10.42%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (14.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.17%) vSphere
Vendors
1 36 (75.00%) Cisco
2 27 (56.25%) CheckPoint
3 23 (47.92%) Microsoft
4 11 (22.92%) VMware
5 10 (20.83%) Riverbed
5 10 (20.83%) SolarWinds
6 8 (16.67%) F5
7 4 (8.33%) Citrix
7 4 (8.33%) IronPort
7 4 (8.33%) Sourcefire
8 1 (2.08%) FalconStor
8 1 (2.08%) CommVault
8 1 (2.08%) HP