The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 56 66 66
Rank change year-on-year
+10 0
Permanent jobs citing WAN 31 27 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.33% 2.71% 3.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.67% 17.09% 14.58%
Number of salaries quoted 29 27 31
Average salary £36,000 £46,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.58% +22.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,450 £29,100 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%
WAN
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
166 158 240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 17.85% 15.86% 20.62%
Number of salaries quoted 150 144 212
Average salary £45,500 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.33% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WAN across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

WAN
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WAN across the Bedfordshire region.

WAN Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

WAN
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAN across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

WAN Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

WAN
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford - 7 £52,500 - 2
Luton +3 6 £48,750 -9.72% 1
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 74 (93.67%) LAN
2 43 (54.43%) Windows
3 38 (48.10%) Firewall
4 36 (45.57%) Cisco
5 32 (40.51%) Android
6 31 (39.24%) MS Excel
7 26 (32.91%) CheckPoint
7 26 (32.91%) Wireless
8 24 (30.38%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (25.32%) HTML
9 20 (25.32%) CSS
9 20 (25.32%) Python
9 20 (25.32%) DNS
9 20 (25.32%) RoboHelp
9 20 (25.32%) FrameMaker
9 20 (25.32%) PaintShop Pro
9 20 (25.32%) Publishing
9 20 (25.32%) Apple iOS
10 19 (24.05%) Network Security
11 18 (22.78%) VPN
11 18 (22.78%) CCNP
12 17 (21.52%) Microsoft
12 17 (21.52%) SAN
12 17 (21.52%) VMware
12 17 (21.52%) Windows Server 2008
13 16 (20.25%) DHCP
13 16 (20.25%) Windows Server 2003
13 16 (20.25%) Network Management
14 15 (18.99%) TCP/IP
14 15 (18.99%) Active Directory

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 14 (17.72%) Lotus Domino
2 12 (15.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (5.06%) IBM Notes
4 3 (3.80%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.53%) IIS
5 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 31 (39.24%) MS Excel
2 20 (25.32%) RoboHelp
2 20 (25.32%) FrameMaker
2 20 (25.32%) PaintShop Pro
3 10 (12.66%) MS Visio
3 10 (12.66%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 74 (93.67%) LAN
2 38 (48.10%) Firewall
3 26 (32.91%) Wireless
4 20 (25.32%) DNS
5 19 (24.05%) Network Security
6 18 (22.78%) VPN
7 17 (21.52%) SAN
8 16 (20.25%) DHCP
9 15 (18.99%) TCP/IP
10 12 (15.19%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (12.66%) OSPF
11 10 (12.66%) BGP
12 8 (10.13%) VoIP
12 8 (10.13%) Cisco Nexus
13 4 (5.06%) tcpdump
13 4 (5.06%) MPLS
13 4 (5.06%) Wireshark
14 3 (3.80%) VLAN
14 3 (3.80%) SMTP
14 3 (3.80%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.53%) SQL Server
General
1 20 (25.32%) Publishing
2 6 (7.59%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.27%) Finance
3 1 (1.27%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 20 (25.32%) Author
1 20 (25.32%) Technical Author
1 20 (25.32%) Network Engineer
2 15 (18.99%) Consultant
3 14 (17.72%) Security Consultant
3 14 (17.72%) Network Consultant
3 14 (17.72%) Network Security Consultant
4 10 (12.66%) Network Support
5 9 (11.39%) Support Engineer
6 8 (10.13%) Analyst
7 7 (8.86%) Network Security Engineer
7 7 (8.86%) Support Analyst
7 7 (8.86%) Network Analyst
7 7 (8.86%) Security Engineer
8 6 (7.59%) Network Support Analyst
9 5 (6.33%) Administrator
10 4 (5.06%) 2nd Line Support
11 3 (3.80%) Telecoms Engineer
11 3 (3.80%) 3rd Line Support
11 3 (3.80%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (25.32%) HTML
1 20 (25.32%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.66%) SecurID
2 8 (10.13%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 43 (54.43%) Windows
2 32 (40.51%) Android
3 20 (25.32%) Apple iOS
4 17 (21.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (20.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (15.19%) Windows Phone 8
6 12 (15.19%) Windows Phone
7 8 (10.13%) VMS
8 7 (8.86%) Windows 7
9 4 (5.06%) Windows XP
9 4 (5.06%) Linux
10 1 (1.27%) Windows NT
10 1 (1.27%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.27%) CentOS
10 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.25%) Network Management
2 12 (15.19%) Disaster Recovery
2 12 (15.19%) Load Balancing
3 4 (5.06%) ITIL
3 4 (5.06%) Project Management
3 4 (5.06%) Mobile Device Management
4 3 (3.80%) Service Delivery
5 2 (2.53%) Migration
5 2 (2.53%) Logistics
5 2 (2.53%) High Availability
5 2 (2.53%) Change Control
5 2 (2.53%) Mentoring
6 1 (1.27%) Capacity Management
6 1 (1.27%) Incident Management
6 1 (1.27%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (1.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (1.27%) Programme Management
6 1 (1.27%) Network Design
6 1 (1.27%) Change Management
6 1 (1.27%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (25.32%) Python
2 2 (2.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (30.38%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (22.78%) CCNP
3 15 (18.99%) CCSE
4 13 (16.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (15.19%) CCNA
6 11 (13.92%) CCDP
6 11 (13.92%) MCSE
6 11 (13.92%) CCSA
7 7 (8.86%) Check Point Certification
8 4 (5.06%) SC Cleared
8 4 (5.06%) Security Cleared
9 3 (3.80%) Degree
9 3 (3.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (3.80%) CCA
9 3 (3.80%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (2.53%) MCITP
11 1 (1.27%) MCP
11 1 (1.27%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.59%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (18.99%) Active Directory
2 14 (17.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 9 (11.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (10.13%) vSphere
5 4 (5.06%) XenApp
6 3 (3.80%) VMware ESX
6 3 (3.80%) Terminal Services
7 2 (2.53%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.27%) Firmware
8 1 (1.27%) Xen
8 1 (1.27%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.27%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (10.13%) Backup Exec
1 8 (10.13%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (2.53%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 36 (45.57%) Cisco
2 26 (32.91%) CheckPoint
3 17 (21.52%) Microsoft
3 17 (21.52%) VMware
4 15 (18.99%) Citrix
5 14 (17.72%) Lotus
6 12 (15.19%) McAfee
7 10 (12.66%) Symantec
8 8 (10.13%) Clearswift
8 8 (10.13%) HP
9 6 (7.59%) Mitel
10 5 (6.33%) Avaya
11 4 (5.06%) Dell
12 3 (3.80%) Juniper
12 3 (3.80%) 3Com
12 3 (3.80%) F5
13 2 (2.53%) SolarWinds
13 2 (2.53%) Aruba
13 2 (2.53%) Websense
13 2 (2.53%) Brocade
Luton, Bedfordshire
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £36,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Intelletect
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedfordshire
Required IT
Salary: £50k+ Package with Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Advancing People Recruitment
Posted: 9 days ago