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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 53 47 62
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +15
Permanent jobs citing WAN 38 55 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.95% 4.78% 2.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.23% 22.73% 11.67%
Number of salaries quoted 32 52 29
Average salary £52,500 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,100 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £54,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +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
179 242 257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 18.63% 21.03% 25.62%
Number of salaries quoted 150 217 238
Average salary £43,750 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,200 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £62,000
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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -6 23 £55,000 +83.33% 2
Luton -1 6 £50,000 -4.76% 1
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 74 (92.50%) LAN
2 53 (66.25%) Cisco
3 48 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
4 47 (58.75%) CCNP
5 43 (53.75%) Firewall
5 43 (53.75%) Data Centre
6 37 (46.25%) Cisco Nexus
6 37 (46.25%) CCDP
7 36 (45.00%) Load Balancing
8 35 (43.75%) CheckPoint
9 32 (40.00%) CCSE
10 30 (37.50%) Network Security
11 28 (35.00%) VMware
11 28 (35.00%) CCSA
12 26 (32.50%) TCP/IP
13 25 (31.25%) OSPF
13 25 (31.25%) BGP
14 24 (30.00%) Spanning Tree
15 22 (27.50%) Microsoft
16 20 (25.00%) Network Management
17 18 (22.50%) F5
18 17 (21.25%) Service Delivery
19 16 (20.00%) Citrix
19 16 (20.00%) Wireshark
19 16 (20.00%) tcpdump
20 15 (18.75%) MS Visio
20 15 (18.75%) Project Management
20 15 (18.75%) Check Point Certification
21 14 (17.50%) Disaster Recovery
22 13 (16.25%) VPN

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (11.25%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.25%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (18.75%) MS Visio
2 4 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (5.00%) MS Office
2 4 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 74 (92.50%) LAN
2 43 (53.75%) Firewall
3 37 (46.25%) Cisco Nexus
4 30 (37.50%) Network Security
5 26 (32.50%) TCP/IP
6 25 (31.25%) OSPF
6 25 (31.25%) BGP
7 24 (30.00%) Spanning Tree
8 16 (20.00%) tcpdump
8 16 (20.00%) Wireshark
9 13 (16.25%) VPN
10 12 (15.00%) SAN
11 10 (12.50%) Wireless
12 8 (10.00%) VoIP
13 6 (7.50%) MPLS
13 6 (7.50%) VLAN
13 6 (7.50%) Cisco ASA
14 4 (5.00%) iSCSI
14 4 (5.00%) Unified Communications
14 4 (5.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.25%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.25%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.25%) Couchbase
General
1 7 (8.75%) Marketing
2 3 (3.75%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (30.00%) Consultant
2 19 (23.75%) Network Consultant
3 17 (21.25%) Security Consultant
4 16 (20.00%) Network Engineer
5 14 (17.50%) Network Security Consultant
6 13 (16.25%) Architect
7 11 (13.75%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (8.75%) Infrastructure Manager
9 6 (7.50%) Security Engineer
9 6 (7.50%) Implementation Consultant
9 6 (7.50%) Network Security Engineer
10 5 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
11 4 (5.00%) Analyst
11 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 4 (5.00%) Network Analyst
11 4 (5.00%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
12 3 (3.75%) Network Design Consultant
12 3 (3.75%) Technical Leader
12 3 (3.75%) Technical Services Manager
12 3 (3.75%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.00%) 802.1X
2 3 (3.75%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 43 (53.75%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.50%) iSeries
3 5 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (6.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (5.00%) Algorithms
5 3 (3.75%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.75%) Statistics
6 1 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.75%) Windows
2 5 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (5.00%) UNIX
4 3 (3.75%) Windows 2000 Server
4 3 (3.75%) Linux
5 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (45.00%) Load Balancing
2 20 (25.00%) Network Management
3 17 (21.25%) Service Delivery
4 15 (18.75%) Project Management
5 14 (17.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (11.25%) High Availability
7 8 (10.00%) Line Management
7 8 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
7 8 (10.00%) ITIL
7 8 (10.00%) Time Management
8 7 (8.75%) Network Design
9 6 (7.50%) Mentoring
9 6 (7.50%) WAN Optimisation
10 5 (6.25%) DDoS Mitigation
10 5 (6.25%) Use Case
10 5 (6.25%) Data Management
10 5 (6.25%) Information Management
11 4 (5.00%) Programme Management
11 4 (5.00%) Change Management
11 4 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.75%) SQL
2 2 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 48 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (58.75%) CCNP
3 37 (46.25%) CCDP
4 32 (40.00%) CCSE
5 28 (35.00%) CCSA
6 15 (18.75%) Check Point Certification
7 13 (16.25%) CCNA
8 8 (10.00%) CCDA
9 5 (6.25%) MCSE
9 5 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (5.00%) MCSA
10 4 (5.00%) CCA
10 4 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (3.75%) CCIP
11 3 (3.75%) MCP
12 2 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 7 (8.75%) Terminal Server
3 7 (8.75%) ISA Server
3 7 (8.75%) VMware ESX
4 4 (5.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.25%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (6.25%) Cisco UCCX
1 5 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (3.75%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (2.50%) WSUS
4 1 (1.25%) Cacti
4 1 (1.25%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 53 (66.25%) Cisco
2 35 (43.75%) CheckPoint
3 28 (35.00%) VMware
4 22 (27.50%) Microsoft
5 18 (22.50%) F5
6 16 (20.00%) Citrix
7 10 (12.50%) Riverbed
8 7 (8.75%) SolarWinds
8 7 (8.75%) Websense
8 7 (8.75%) Juniper
9 4 (5.00%) HP
9 4 (5.00%) Sourcefire
9 4 (5.00%) IronPort
10 1 (1.25%) Veeam
10 1 (1.25%) Oracle
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Imperative People
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Vadis People
Salary: Up to £50,000
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Talent International
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + car allowance + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago