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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 52 45 62
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +17
Permanent jobs citing WAN 47 52 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.47% 4.47% 2.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.38% 25.00% 10.95%
Number of salaries quoted 36 49 27
Average salary £50,000 £35,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% -26.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £25,000 £31,800
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,500 £56,400
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
201 208 283
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 19.11% 17.88% 26.98%
Number of salaries quoted 164 183 259
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -22.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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
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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 -3 24 £46,250 +56.77%
Luton +6 11 £55,000 -8.33%
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 81 (96.43%) LAN
2 56 (66.67%) Cisco
3 53 (63.10%) Cisco Certification
4 49 (58.33%) CCNP
5 48 (57.14%) Data Centre
6 46 (54.76%) Firewall
7 42 (50.00%) Load Balancing
7 42 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 36 (42.86%) CCDP
9 35 (41.67%) CheckPoint
10 33 (39.29%) Network Security
11 31 (36.90%) TCP/IP
11 31 (36.90%) CCSE
11 31 (36.90%) CCSA
12 30 (35.71%) Microsoft
13 27 (32.14%) VMware
13 27 (32.14%) OSPF
13 27 (32.14%) BGP
14 26 (30.95%) Spanning Tree
15 23 (27.38%) Network Management
16 19 (22.62%) Citrix
16 19 (22.62%) MS Visio
16 19 (22.62%) Windows
17 18 (21.43%) Wireshark
17 18 (21.43%) tcpdump
17 18 (21.43%) F5
18 17 (20.24%) Disaster Recovery
18 17 (20.24%) CCNA
19 16 (19.05%) Check Point Certification
20 15 (17.86%) Active Directory

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.19%) IIS
4 1 (1.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 19 (22.62%) MS Visio
2 8 (9.52%) MS Office
3 4 (4.76%) MS Excel
4 2 (2.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 81 (96.43%) LAN
2 46 (54.76%) Firewall
3 42 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 33 (39.29%) Network Security
5 31 (36.90%) TCP/IP
6 27 (32.14%) OSPF
6 27 (32.14%) BGP
7 26 (30.95%) Spanning Tree
8 18 (21.43%) tcpdump
8 18 (21.43%) Wireshark
9 14 (16.67%) VPN
10 13 (15.48%) Wireless
11 11 (13.10%) VLAN
11 11 (13.10%) SAN
12 8 (9.52%) VoIP
13 6 (7.14%) MPLS
13 6 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
14 4 (4.76%) iSCSI
14 4 (4.76%) Unified Communications
14 4 (4.76%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.19%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.19%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.19%) Couchbase
General
1 6 (7.14%) Marketing
2 4 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.19%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (33.33%) Consultant
2 21 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 21 (25.00%) Network Consultant
3 18 (21.43%) Security Consultant
4 15 (17.86%) Network Security Consultant
5 9 (10.71%) Architect
5 9 (10.71%) Senior Network Engineer
6 7 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
7 6 (7.14%) Security Engineer
7 6 (7.14%) Implementation Consultant
7 6 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
8 5 (5.95%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 4 (4.76%) Network Analyst
9 4 (4.76%) Analyst
9 4 (4.76%) Network Specialist
9 4 (4.76%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
10 3 (3.57%) Unified Communications Manager
10 3 (3.57%) Cisco Consultant
10 3 (3.57%) Network Design Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.76%) 802.1X
2 3 (3.57%) XMPP
2 3 (3.57%) Web Services
3 2 (2.38%) .NET
3 2 (2.38%) J2EE
4 1 (1.19%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 48 (57.14%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.76%) Algorithms
3 3 (3.57%) Statistics
4 1 (1.19%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.19%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 19 (22.62%) Windows
2 7 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (7.14%) Linux
4 4 (4.76%) Windows XP
5 3 (3.57%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (2.38%) UNIX
6 2 (2.38%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.19%) Windows NT
7 1 (1.19%) CentOS
7 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 23 (27.38%) Network Management
3 17 (20.24%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (15.48%) Service Delivery
5 12 (14.29%) Project Management
6 9 (10.71%) WAN Optimisation
7 8 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
8 7 (8.33%) Network Design
8 7 (8.33%) ITIL
9 6 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (5.95%) High Availability
10 5 (5.95%) Time Management
10 5 (5.95%) Change Management
10 5 (5.95%) Line Management
11 4 (4.76%) Security Patching
11 4 (4.76%) Programme Management
11 4 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
12 3 (3.57%) Supplier Management
12 3 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (3.57%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.71%) SQL
2 3 (3.57%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.38%) C
4 1 (1.19%) VBScript
4 1 (1.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 53 (63.10%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (58.33%) CCNP
3 36 (42.86%) CCDP
4 31 (36.90%) CCSA
4 31 (36.90%) CCSE
5 17 (20.24%) CCNA
6 16 (19.05%) Check Point Certification
7 8 (9.52%) CCDA
8 6 (7.14%) MCSE
8 6 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (5.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (5.95%) MCSA
10 4 (4.76%) MCP
10 4 (4.76%) CCA
10 4 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (3.57%) CCIP
12 2 (2.38%) Degree
13 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
13 1 (1.19%) Security Cleared
13 1 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (17.86%) Active Directory
1 15 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (8.33%) Terminal Server
2 7 (8.33%) ISA Server
2 7 (8.33%) VMware ESX
3 6 (7.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (3.57%) Terminal Services
4 3 (3.57%) vSphere
5 2 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (5.95%) Cisco UCCX
1 5 (5.95%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (4.76%) WSUS
3 3 (3.57%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (1.19%) SCCM
4 1 (1.19%) Cacti
4 1 (1.19%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 56 (66.67%) Cisco
2 35 (41.67%) CheckPoint
3 30 (35.71%) Microsoft
4 27 (32.14%) VMware
5 19 (22.62%) Citrix
6 18 (21.43%) F5
7 13 (15.48%) Riverbed
8 10 (11.90%) SolarWinds
9 7 (8.33%) Juniper
9 7 (8.33%) Websense
10 6 (7.14%) HP
11 4 (4.76%) Sourcefire
11 4 (4.76%) IronPort
12 2 (2.38%) FalconStor
12 2 (2.38%) CommVault
12 2 (2.38%) Oracle
13 1 (1.19%) SAP
13 1 (1.19%) CA
13 1 (1.19%) Veeam