The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Bedfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 49 63 24
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -39
Permanent jobs citing WAN 51 32 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.37% 3.07% 7.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.76% 11.47% 32.54%
Number of salaries quoted 48 28 59
Average salary £35,000 £48,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.20% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £32,100 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,800 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Communications & Networking Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
206 279 209
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 17.65% 26.72% 23.22%
Number of salaries quoted 182 255 187
Average salary £37,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.10% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
WAN
East of England

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 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 31 July 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 +16 30 £29,500 -30.58% 1
Luton -19 15 £60,000 +20.00% 2
Dunstable - 1 £22,000 -
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 128 (96.97%) LAN
2 94 (71.21%) Firewall
3 82 (62.12%) Windows
4 72 (54.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 71 (53.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 69 (52.27%) VPN
7 68 (51.52%) VMware
8 66 (50.00%) DNS
9 61 (46.21%) Microsoft Certification
10 60 (45.45%) Citrix
11 58 (43.94%) DHCP
11 58 (43.94%) MCSE
12 52 (39.39%) Cisco
13 51 (38.64%) SAN
14 49 (37.12%) Lotus
14 49 (37.12%) Lotus Domino
15 48 (36.36%) McAfee
15 48 (36.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 46 (34.85%) CheckPoint
17 44 (33.33%) Symantec
17 44 (33.33%) vSphere
18 42 (31.82%) Cisco Certification
19 40 (30.30%) Android
19 40 (30.30%) Windows Phone 8
19 40 (30.30%) Windows Phone
19 40 (30.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
20 38 (28.79%) Backup Exec
20 38 (28.79%) SecurID
21 37 (28.03%) McAfee ePO
21 37 (28.03%) Clearswift

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 49 (37.12%) Lotus Domino
2 40 (30.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 25 (18.94%) IIS
4 11 (8.33%) IBM Notes
5 9 (6.82%) MS Exchange
6 7 (5.30%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (4.55%) Apache
8 3 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (1.52%) Lync
Applications
1 30 (22.73%) MS Office
2 26 (19.70%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (9.09%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.55%) SaaS
2 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.76%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 128 (96.97%) LAN
2 94 (71.21%) Firewall
3 69 (52.27%) VPN
4 66 (50.00%) DNS
5 58 (43.94%) DHCP
6 51 (38.64%) SAN
7 37 (28.03%) Wi-Fi
8 25 (18.94%) TCP/IP
9 20 (15.15%) MPLS
10 15 (11.36%) VoIP
11 14 (10.61%) Network Security
12 13 (9.85%) BIG-IP
13 8 (6.06%) OSPF
13 8 (6.06%) BGP
14 7 (5.30%) Cisco Nexus
15 6 (4.55%) Wireless
16 5 (3.79%) Cisco ASA
17 3 (2.27%) VLAN
17 3 (2.27%) Fibre Channel
17 3 (2.27%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.39%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.79%) MySQL
General
1 5 (3.79%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.03%) Finance
3 2 (1.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 67 (50.76%) Network Engineer
2 44 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 41 (31.06%) Network Support
4 33 (25.00%) PC Engineer
4 33 (25.00%) PC Support
5 31 (23.48%) Analyst
6 30 (22.73%) Support Engineer
7 24 (18.18%) Network Support Engineer
8 23 (17.42%) Support Analyst
9 21 (15.91%) Network Analyst
10 20 (15.15%) PC Support Engineer
11 16 (12.12%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
12 15 (11.36%) Server Analyst
12 15 (11.36%) Server Support Analyst
12 15 (11.36%) Server Support
13 14 (10.61%) Network Support Analyst
14 13 (9.85%) Server Engineer
15 10 (7.58%) Security Engineer
15 10 (7.58%) Network Security Engineer
15 10 (7.58%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 38 (28.79%) SecurID
2 37 (28.03%) Blackberry
3 10 (7.58%) Statistics
4 5 (3.79%) Clustering
4 5 (3.79%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.52%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 82 (62.12%) Windows
2 72 (54.55%) Windows Server 2003
3 71 (53.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 40 (30.30%) Android
4 40 (30.30%) Windows Phone 8
4 40 (30.30%) Windows Phone
5 37 (28.03%) VMS
6 23 (17.42%) Windows 7
7 16 (12.12%) Linux
8 12 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.27%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.76%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.76%) CentOS
10 1 (0.76%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (14.39%) ITIL
2 16 (12.12%) Incident Management
3 13 (9.85%) Capacity Management
4 12 (9.09%) Service Delivery
5 11 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 11 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
6 10 (7.58%) Root Cause Analysis
7 8 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (5.30%) TOGAF
8 7 (5.30%) Network Management
8 7 (5.30%) Configuration Management
9 6 (4.55%) Service Management
10 5 (3.79%) Software Deployment
11 4 (3.03%) Project Management
11 4 (3.03%) Load Balancing
11 4 (3.03%) Business Continuity
12 3 (2.27%) Capacity Planning
12 3 (2.27%) Change Control
13 2 (1.52%) SOA
13 2 (1.52%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 23 (17.42%) SQL
2 1 (0.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 61 (46.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (43.94%) MCSE
3 42 (31.82%) Cisco Certification
4 35 (26.52%) CCNP
5 21 (15.91%) CCNA
6 16 (12.12%) CCDP
7 12 (9.09%) CCSA
8 10 (7.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 10 (7.58%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (6.06%) Degree
10 7 (5.30%) CCSE
11 6 (4.55%) Check Point Certification
12 5 (3.79%) Security+ Certification
13 4 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (2.27%) MCP
14 3 (2.27%) CCA
14 3 (2.27%) Citrix Certification
15 2 (1.52%) CCDA
15 2 (1.52%) CCIP
15 2 (1.52%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.82%) SLA
2 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 48 (36.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 44 (33.33%) vSphere
3 22 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 21 (15.91%) XenApp
5 14 (10.61%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (3.79%) MetaFrame
6 5 (3.79%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.52%) ISA Server
7 2 (1.52%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.76%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.76%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.76%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.76%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 38 (28.79%) Backup Exec
2 37 (28.03%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (3.79%) Nessus
5 2 (1.52%) ServiceCenter
5 2 (1.52%) SCCM
6 1 (0.76%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 68 (51.52%) VMware
2 60 (45.45%) Citrix
3 52 (39.39%) Cisco
4 49 (37.12%) Lotus
5 48 (36.36%) McAfee
6 46 (34.85%) CheckPoint
7 44 (33.33%) Symantec
8 37 (28.03%) Clearswift
9 23 (17.42%) Microsoft
10 18 (13.64%) Oracle
11 14 (10.61%) F5
12 10 (7.58%) HP
13 6 (4.55%) Juniper
14 5 (3.79%) SolarWinds
15 3 (2.27%) Riverbed
15 3 (2.27%) Dell
16 2 (1.52%) Websense
16 2 (1.52%) 3Com
17 1 (0.76%) Mitel
17 1 (0.76%) SonicWALL
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