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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 53 38 73
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +35
Permanent jobs citing WAN 40 82 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.54% 6.59% 2.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.10% 32.28% 11.55%
Number of salaries quoted 33 82 28
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £37,350
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -
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
181 254 277
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 16.03% 20.40% 24.07%
Number of salaries quoted 152 239 250
Average salary £45,000 £36,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.28% -18.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £27,500 £29,300
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 +15 25 £45,000 +50.00% 2
Luton -10 5 £33,750 -35.71%
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 63 (94.03%) LAN
2 44 (65.67%) Cisco Certification
3 39 (58.21%) CCNP
4 36 (53.73%) Cisco Nexus
5 34 (50.75%) Load Balancing
6 33 (49.25%) Cisco
7 30 (44.78%) Microsoft
8 26 (38.81%) Firewall
9 25 (37.31%) CCDP
9 25 (37.31%) Network Security
10 24 (35.82%) Wireless
11 23 (34.33%) CheckPoint
11 23 (34.33%) TCP/IP
11 23 (34.33%) MS Visio
12 22 (32.84%) CCSA
13 21 (31.34%) OSPF
13 21 (31.34%) BGP
13 21 (31.34%) CCSE
13 21 (31.34%) Windows
13 21 (31.34%) Spanning Tree
14 20 (29.85%) Network Management
14 20 (29.85%) MS Excel
15 18 (26.87%) Disaster Recovery
16 16 (23.88%) VLAN
17 15 (22.39%) VPN
18 14 (20.90%) Check Point Certification
18 14 (20.90%) Wireshark
19 13 (19.40%) SolarWinds
19 13 (19.40%) tcpdump
20 12 (17.91%) Riverbed

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 9 (13.43%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 23 (34.33%) MS Visio
2 20 (29.85%) MS Excel
3 8 (11.94%) FrameMaker
3 8 (11.94%) PaintShop Pro
3 8 (11.94%) RoboHelp
4 7 (10.45%) MS Office
5 2 (2.99%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.97%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 63 (94.03%) LAN
2 36 (53.73%) Cisco Nexus
3 26 (38.81%) Firewall
4 25 (37.31%) Network Security
5 24 (35.82%) Wireless
6 23 (34.33%) TCP/IP
7 21 (31.34%) OSPF
7 21 (31.34%) BGP
7 21 (31.34%) Spanning Tree
8 16 (23.88%) VLAN
9 15 (22.39%) VPN
10 14 (20.90%) Wireshark
11 13 (19.40%) tcpdump
12 6 (8.96%) SAN
13 4 (5.97%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (5.97%) MPLS
14 3 (4.48%) SMTP
14 3 (4.48%) Wi-Fi
15 2 (2.99%) Cisco PIX
15 2 (2.99%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.97%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 8 (11.94%) Publishing
2 5 (7.46%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (34.33%) Consultant
2 19 (28.36%) Network Engineer
3 15 (22.39%) Network Consultant
4 12 (17.91%) Security Consultant
5 11 (16.42%) Network Security Consultant
6 9 (13.43%) Senior Network Engineer
7 8 (11.94%) Author
7 8 (11.94%) Technical Author
8 5 (7.46%) AWS Consultant
9 4 (5.97%) Cisco Network Consultant
9 4 (5.97%) Network Specialist
9 4 (5.97%) Cisco Consultant
10 3 (4.48%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
10 3 (4.48%) Telecoms Engineer
10 3 (4.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 2 (2.99%) Technical Consultant
11 2 (2.99%) Support Engineer
11 2 (2.99%) Technical Architect
11 2 (2.99%) Architect
11 2 (2.99%) Solutions Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.94%) CSS
1 8 (11.94%) HTML
2 3 (4.48%) Web Services
3 2 (2.99%) .NET
3 2 (2.99%) J2EE
4 1 (1.49%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (1.49%) Blackberry
1 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 21 (31.34%) Windows
2 8 (11.94%) Apple iOS
2 8 (11.94%) Android
3 4 (5.97%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (5.97%) Windows XP
3 4 (5.97%) Linux
4 2 (2.99%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.99%) UNIX
5 1 (1.49%) Windows NT
5 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.49%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (50.75%) Load Balancing
2 20 (29.85%) Network Management
3 18 (26.87%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (17.91%) WAN Optimisation
5 4 (5.97%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (4.48%) ITIL
6 3 (4.48%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.99%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (2.99%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (2.99%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (2.99%) Network Design
8 1 (1.49%) Change Management
8 1 (1.49%) Mentoring
8 1 (1.49%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (1.49%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.94%) Python
2 3 (4.48%) SQL
2 3 (4.48%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.49%) VBScript
3 1 (1.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 44 (65.67%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (58.21%) CCNP
3 25 (37.31%) CCDP
4 22 (32.84%) CCSA
5 21 (31.34%) CCSE
6 14 (20.90%) Check Point Certification
7 8 (11.94%) CCNA
8 2 (2.99%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.99%) Security Cleared
8 2 (2.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.99%) Degree
8 2 (2.99%) CCDA
8 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.99%) MCSE
8 2 (2.99%) MCSA
9 1 (1.49%) MCP
9 1 (1.49%) HNC
9 1 (1.49%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.49%) CCA
9 1 (1.49%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (14.93%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.97%) Terminal Services
4 3 (4.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (4.48%) vSphere
5 2 (2.99%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.49%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.49%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.49%) Xen
6 1 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.49%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.49%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (5.97%) WSUS
2 1 (1.49%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (49.25%) Cisco
2 30 (44.78%) Microsoft
3 23 (34.33%) CheckPoint
4 13 (19.40%) SolarWinds
5 12 (17.91%) Riverbed
6 10 (14.93%) VMware
7 7 (10.45%) Citrix
8 4 (5.97%) Mitel
8 4 (5.97%) HP
9 3 (4.48%) F5
10 2 (2.99%) FalconStor
10 2 (2.99%) Sourcefire
10 2 (2.99%) IronPort
10 2 (2.99%) Avaya
10 2 (2.99%) CommVault
11 1 (1.49%) SAP
11 1 (1.49%) Oracle
11 1 (1.49%) Siemens
11 1 (1.49%) Juniper
11 1 (1.49%) CA
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