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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 31 61 43
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -18
Permanent jobs citing WAN 56 25 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 7.12% 2.56% 5.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 33.14% 19.53% 28.65%
Number of salaries quoted 45 23 52
Average salary £55,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.41% -
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £33,400 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £45,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+10.38% +1.31%
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
169 128 185
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 21.50% 13.13% 18.23%
Number of salaries quoted 156 110 167
Average salary £52,500 £45,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% +13.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £36,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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 +17 29 £60,000 +31.86% 2
Luton +12 8 £47,500 +18.75%
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 83 (76.15%) LAN
2 68 (62.39%) Cisco
3 67 (61.47%) Cisco Certification
4 64 (58.72%) CCNP
5 60 (55.05%) Firewall
6 59 (54.13%) CheckPoint
7 54 (49.54%) CCDP
8 46 (42.20%) CCSE
9 41 (37.61%) Presales
10 40 (36.70%) Data Centre
11 38 (34.86%) Network Security
12 36 (33.03%) OSPF
12 36 (33.03%) BGP
13 35 (32.11%) Cisco Nexus
14 34 (31.19%) MS Excel
15 30 (27.52%) Microsoft
15 30 (27.52%) Disaster Recovery
16 29 (26.61%) TCP/IP
17 28 (25.69%) Load Balancing
18 26 (23.85%) Web Filtering
18 26 (23.85%) Kalman Filter
19 25 (22.94%) Spanning Tree
19 25 (22.94%) Wireshark
19 25 (22.94%) tcpdump
20 24 (22.02%) CCSA
21 22 (20.18%) VMware
22 21 (19.27%) Coaching
23 20 (18.35%) Network Management
23 20 (18.35%) F5
23 20 (18.35%) MS Visio

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (3.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 34 (31.19%) MS Excel
2 20 (18.35%) MS Visio
3 5 (4.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.92%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.42%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.75%) Office 365
3 1 (0.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 83 (76.15%) LAN
2 60 (55.05%) Firewall
3 38 (34.86%) Network Security
4 36 (33.03%) BGP
4 36 (33.03%) OSPF
5 35 (32.11%) Cisco Nexus
6 29 (26.61%) TCP/IP
7 25 (22.94%) Spanning Tree
7 25 (22.94%) tcpdump
7 25 (22.94%) Wireshark
8 19 (17.43%) VPN
9 16 (14.68%) SAN
10 13 (11.93%) MPLS
11 9 (8.26%) Cisco IOS
11 9 (8.26%) VoIP
12 8 (7.34%) BIG-IP
13 5 (4.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 3 (2.75%) Junos
14 3 (2.75%) VPLS
15 2 (1.83%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.92%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (5.50%) Retail
2 3 (2.75%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.83%) Advertising
3 2 (1.83%) Banking
3 2 (1.83%) Marketing
4 1 (0.92%) Finance
4 1 (0.92%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (22.94%) Technical Leader
2 22 (20.18%) Consultant
3 21 (19.27%) Network Consultant
4 18 (16.51%) Architect
4 18 (16.51%) Solutions Architect
5 16 (14.68%) Network Engineer
5 16 (14.68%) Network Security Consultant
5 16 (14.68%) Security Consultant
6 12 (11.01%) Infrastructure Manager
7 11 (10.09%) Check Point Consultant
7 11 (10.09%) Technical Manager
8 10 (9.17%) Cisco Consultant
8 10 (9.17%) Cisco Network Consultant
8 10 (9.17%) Service Manager
8 10 (9.17%) Technical Services Manager
9 7 (6.42%) Cloud Solutions Architect
9 7 (6.42%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
10 6 (5.50%) Infrastructure Services Manager
10 6 (5.50%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
10 6 (5.50%) Presales Solution Architect
Miscellaneous
1 40 (36.70%) Data Centre
2 14 (12.84%) iSeries
3 13 (11.93%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (8.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 9 (8.26%) Driving Licence
5 4 (3.67%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.83%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.92%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.01%) Unix
2 8 (7.34%) Windows
3 6 (5.50%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.67%) Linux
5 3 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.75%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.75%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (37.61%) Presales
2 30 (27.52%) Disaster Recovery
3 28 (25.69%) Load Balancing
4 26 (23.85%) Kalman Filter
4 26 (23.85%) Web Filtering
5 21 (19.27%) Coaching
6 20 (18.35%) Network Management
7 19 (17.43%) People Management
8 18 (16.51%) ITIL
9 17 (15.60%) High Availability
10 13 (11.93%) Data Management
10 13 (11.93%) Information Management
11 9 (8.26%) DDoS Mitigation
12 8 (7.34%) Use Case
13 7 (6.42%) Capacity Planning
13 7 (6.42%) Project Management
13 7 (6.42%) Service Delivery
14 4 (3.67%) Business Analysis
14 4 (3.67%) Migration
15 2 (1.83%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.83%) C
1 2 (1.83%) SQL
Qualifications
1 67 (61.47%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (58.72%) CCNP
3 54 (49.54%) CCDP
4 46 (42.20%) CCSE
5 24 (22.02%) CCSA
6 11 (10.09%) Check Point Certification
7 7 (6.42%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (5.50%) CCNA
9 2 (1.83%) Degree
9 2 (1.83%) JNCIA
9 2 (1.83%) MCP
10 1 (0.92%) CCMSE
10 1 (0.92%) CCSM
10 1 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.92%) MCDST
10 1 (0.92%) VCAP
10 1 (0.92%) VCDX
10 1 (0.92%) VCP5
10 1 (0.92%) VCP6
10 1 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.83%) SLA
2 1 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (9.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.75%) Hyper-V
2 3 (2.75%) ISA Server
3 2 (1.83%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.83%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (0.92%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.92%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (4.59%) FortiGate
2 3 (2.75%) WSUS
3 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (0.92%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 68 (62.39%) Cisco
2 59 (54.13%) CheckPoint
3 30 (27.52%) Microsoft
4 22 (20.18%) VMware
5 20 (18.35%) F5
6 6 (5.50%) Juniper
7 3 (2.75%) Dell
7 3 (2.75%) McAfee
7 3 (2.75%) NEC
7 3 (2.75%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.83%) Citrix
8 2 (1.83%) Fortinet
8 2 (1.83%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.92%) Aastra
9 1 (0.92%) Avaya
9 1 (0.92%) HP
9 1 (0.92%) IBM
9 1 (0.92%) Intel
9 1 (0.92%) Panasonic
9 1 (0.92%) Siemens
Bedfordshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 - £51000.00 per annum + Car Allow, Bonus, Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £50000 per annum + + Car (7K) + Bonus (7K) + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago