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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 22 40 41
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +1
Permanent jobs citing WAN 24 45 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 8.48% 9.30% 3.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 42.11% 42.45% 14.75%
Number of salaries quoted 21 45 9
Average salary £45,000 £30,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -21.05%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -
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
57 106 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 20.14% 21.90% 22.93%
Number of salaries quoted 48 100 60
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -7.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £48,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%

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 27 April 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Bedford

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 35 (94.59%) LAN
1 35 (94.59%) CCNP
1 35 (94.59%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (89.19%) Load Balancing
2 33 (89.19%) Cisco Nexus
3 23 (62.16%) Cisco
4 22 (59.46%) CCDP
4 22 (59.46%) Network Security
5 21 (56.76%) Firewall
5 21 (56.76%) MS Visio
6 20 (54.05%) Microsoft
6 20 (54.05%) CheckPoint
6 20 (54.05%) CCSA
7 19 (51.35%) OSPF
7 19 (51.35%) BGP
7 19 (51.35%) CCSE
7 19 (51.35%) Spanning Tree
8 18 (48.65%) Network Management
9 17 (45.95%) TCP/IP
10 16 (43.24%) Disaster Recovery
11 15 (40.54%) Wireless
11 15 (40.54%) VLAN
12 13 (35.14%) VPN
12 13 (35.14%) SolarWinds
13 12 (32.43%) WAN Optimisation
13 12 (32.43%) Check Point Certification
13 12 (32.43%) Riverbed
14 11 (29.73%) Wireshark
15 10 (27.03%) tcpdump
16 8 (21.62%) MS Excel

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (5.41%) MS Exchange
1 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 21 (56.76%) MS Visio
2 8 (21.62%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.41%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 35 (94.59%) LAN
2 33 (89.19%) Cisco Nexus
3 22 (59.46%) Network Security
4 21 (56.76%) Firewall
5 19 (51.35%) OSPF
5 19 (51.35%) BGP
5 19 (51.35%) Spanning Tree
6 17 (45.95%) TCP/IP
7 15 (40.54%) Wireless
7 15 (40.54%) VLAN
8 13 (35.14%) VPN
9 11 (29.73%) Wireshark
10 10 (27.03%) tcpdump
11 3 (8.11%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (5.41%) Fibre Channel
12 2 (5.41%) SAN
12 2 (5.41%) Internet
12 2 (5.41%) 802.11
12 2 (5.41%) MPLS
12 2 (5.41%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (2.70%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 21 (56.76%) Consultant
2 17 (45.95%) Network Engineer
3 15 (40.54%) Network Consultant
4 11 (29.73%) Security Consultant
4 11 (29.73%) Network Security Consultant
5 8 (21.62%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (10.81%) Cisco Consultant
6 4 (10.81%) Cisco Network Consultant
6 4 (10.81%) AWS Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Solutions Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Security Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Technical Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Network Security Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Security Specialist
8 1 (2.70%) Network Specialist
8 1 (2.70%) Network Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) .NET
1 2 (5.41%) J2EE
1 2 (5.41%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) UNIX
1 2 (5.41%) Windows
1 2 (5.41%) Linux
1 2 (5.41%) Windows XP
1 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (89.19%) Load Balancing
2 18 (48.65%) Network Management
3 16 (43.24%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (32.43%) WAN Optimisation
5 4 (10.81%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (5.41%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.41%) Network Design
6 2 (5.41%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (5.41%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 35 (94.59%) CCNP
1 35 (94.59%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (59.46%) CCDP
3 20 (54.05%) CCSA
4 19 (51.35%) CCSE
5 12 (32.43%) Check Point Certification
6 5 (13.51%) CCNA
7 1 (2.70%) CCDA
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (5.41%) vSphere
Vendors
1 23 (62.16%) Cisco
2 20 (54.05%) Microsoft
2 20 (54.05%) CheckPoint
3 13 (35.14%) SolarWinds
4 12 (32.43%) Riverbed
5 4 (10.81%) VMware
6 3 (8.11%) F5
7 2 (5.41%) Citrix
7 2 (5.41%) Sourcefire
7 2 (5.41%) IronPort
8 1 (2.70%) HP
8 1 (2.70%) IBM
8 1 (2.70%) CommVault
8 1 (2.70%) FalconStor
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