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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 54 50 60
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +10
Permanent jobs citing WAN 27 46 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.93% 4.63% 3.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.71% 24.86% 14.70%
Number of salaries quoted 25 45 36
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +11.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £32,500 £26,875
10% offered a salary of more than £48,200 £59,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £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
137 185 279
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 14.89% 18.63% 22.65%
Number of salaries quoted 120 166 249
Average salary £45,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £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 29 January 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 29 January 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
(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 +16 11 £45,500 +13.75% 1
Luton -4 4 £41,250 -11.29%
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 68 (95.77%) LAN
2 34 (47.89%) MS Excel
2 34 (47.89%) Cisco
3 33 (46.48%) Windows
4 31 (43.66%) Firewall
5 28 (39.44%) Wireless
6 27 (38.03%) Android
7 26 (36.62%) Cisco Certification
8 25 (35.21%) CheckPoint
9 23 (32.39%) CCNP
9 23 (32.39%) Network Security
10 20 (28.17%) Apple iOS
10 20 (28.17%) RoboHelp
10 20 (28.17%) Python
10 20 (28.17%) HTML
10 20 (28.17%) CSS
10 20 (28.17%) FrameMaker
10 20 (28.17%) PaintShop Pro
10 20 (28.17%) Publishing
11 19 (26.76%) CCSE
11 19 (26.76%) Microsoft
12 18 (25.35%) Network Management
13 17 (23.94%) Load Balancing
14 16 (22.54%) Cisco Nexus
15 15 (21.13%) Disaster Recovery
15 15 (21.13%) CCDP
16 14 (19.72%) OSPF
16 14 (19.72%) BGP
16 14 (19.72%) MS Visio
16 14 (19.72%) CCSA

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 8 (11.27%) Lotus Domino
2 7 (9.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (4.23%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.41%) IIS
5 1 (1.41%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 34 (47.89%) MS Excel
2 20 (28.17%) RoboHelp
2 20 (28.17%) FrameMaker
2 20 (28.17%) PaintShop Pro
3 14 (19.72%) MS Visio
4 6 (8.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 68 (95.77%) LAN
2 31 (43.66%) Firewall
3 28 (39.44%) Wireless
4 23 (32.39%) Network Security
5 16 (22.54%) Cisco Nexus
6 14 (19.72%) OSPF
6 14 (19.72%) BGP
7 13 (18.31%) TCP/IP
7 13 (18.31%) VPN
8 11 (15.49%) DNS
9 10 (14.08%) SAN
9 10 (14.08%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (12.68%) DHCP
11 5 (7.04%) Wireshark
11 5 (7.04%) VLAN
12 4 (5.63%) VoIP
12 4 (5.63%) tcpdump
13 3 (4.23%) HTTP
13 3 (4.23%) MPLS
13 3 (4.23%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.41%) SQL Server
General
1 20 (28.17%) Publishing
2 6 (8.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.41%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 20 (28.17%) Author
1 20 (28.17%) Technical Author
1 20 (28.17%) Consultant
2 16 (22.54%) Network Consultant
3 15 (21.13%) Security Consultant
3 15 (21.13%) Network Security Consultant
4 14 (19.72%) Network Engineer
5 7 (9.86%) Analyst
5 7 (9.86%) Support Analyst
6 6 (8.45%) Network Analyst
6 6 (8.45%) Network Support
6 6 (8.45%) Network Support Analyst
7 5 (7.04%) Network Security Engineer
7 5 (7.04%) Support Engineer
7 5 (7.04%) Security Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Telecoms Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Senior Network Engineer
9 2 (2.82%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 2 (2.82%) Avaya Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (28.17%) HTML
1 20 (28.17%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.86%) SecurID
2 6 (8.45%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 33 (46.48%) Windows
2 27 (38.03%) Android
3 20 (28.17%) Apple iOS
4 9 (12.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (12.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (9.86%) Windows Phone 8
5 7 (9.86%) Windows Phone
6 6 (8.45%) VMS
7 4 (5.63%) Linux
7 4 (5.63%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.82%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.41%) CentOS
9 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.41%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (25.35%) Network Management
2 17 (23.94%) Load Balancing
3 15 (21.13%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (4.23%) WAN Optimisation
4 3 (4.23%) Project Management
5 2 (2.82%) Service Delivery
5 2 (2.82%) Logistics
5 2 (2.82%) High Availability
6 1 (1.41%) Mentoring
6 1 (1.41%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (1.41%) ITIL
6 1 (1.41%) Change Management
6 1 (1.41%) Migration
6 1 (1.41%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (28.17%) Python
2 2 (2.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (36.62%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (32.39%) CCNP
3 19 (26.76%) CCSE
4 15 (21.13%) CCDP
5 14 (19.72%) CCSA
6 8 (11.27%) Check Point Certification
7 7 (9.86%) CCNA
8 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (8.45%) MCSE
9 4 (5.63%) SC Cleared
9 4 (5.63%) Security Cleared
10 1 (1.41%) HNC
10 1 (1.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (12.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 6 (8.45%) vSphere
2 6 (8.45%) Active Directory
3 4 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.23%) XenApp
5 2 (2.82%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.41%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.41%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.41%) Xen
6 1 (1.41%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (8.45%) McAfee ePO
1 6 (8.45%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.41%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 34 (47.89%) Cisco
2 25 (35.21%) CheckPoint
3 19 (26.76%) Microsoft
4 10 (14.08%) VMware
5 9 (12.68%) Citrix
6 8 (11.27%) Lotus
7 7 (9.86%) McAfee
7 7 (9.86%) Symantec
8 6 (8.45%) Mitel
8 6 (8.45%) Clearswift
9 4 (5.63%) HP
9 4 (5.63%) Avaya
9 4 (5.63%) SolarWinds
10 3 (4.23%) Riverbed
11 2 (2.82%) Toshiba
11 2 (2.82%) Dell
11 2 (2.82%) F5
12 1 (1.41%) Panasonic
12 1 (1.41%) Aastra
12 1 (1.41%) Aruba
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