The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 26 30 50
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +20
Permanent jobs citing WAN 49 57 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 7.27% 6.78% 3.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 44.95% 36.31% 19.14%
Number of salaries quoted 30 44 28
Median salary £55,000 £58,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.98% +46.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £43,950 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £72,750 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%

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
109 157 162
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 16.17% 18.67% 18.00%
Number of salaries quoted 87 142 144
Median salary £55,000 £51,500 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.79% +13.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £43,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £67,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Bedfordshire region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 19 January 2017.

WAN Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

WAN
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford +15 27 £55,000 -5.98%
Luton +1 15 £56,250 +18.42%
Dunstable - 2 £30,000 -
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 73 (89.02%) LAN
2 56 (68.29%) Cisco
3 54 (65.85%) Cisco Certification
4 52 (63.41%) CCNP
5 48 (58.54%) Cisco Nexus
6 40 (48.78%) CheckPoint
6 40 (48.78%) Firewall
7 37 (45.12%) Network Security
8 36 (43.90%) CCSE
9 34 (41.46%) Load Balancing
9 34 (41.46%) CCSA
9 34 (41.46%) Network Management
10 33 (40.24%) Spanning Tree
10 33 (40.24%) OSPF
10 33 (40.24%) BGP
11 32 (39.02%) Microsoft
12 30 (36.59%) CCDP
13 28 (34.15%) Data Centre
14 26 (31.71%) TCP/IP
15 24 (29.27%) DNS
16 20 (24.39%) MS Visio
16 20 (24.39%) High Availability
17 18 (21.95%) ITIL
17 18 (21.95%) CCIE
18 17 (20.73%) Problem Management
19 16 (19.51%) Disaster Recovery
19 16 (19.51%) Wireless
19 16 (19.51%) VoIP
19 16 (19.51%) Presales
20 15 (18.29%) Windows

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (4.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 20 (24.39%) MS Visio
2 10 (12.20%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.44%) MS Office
3 2 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 14 (17.07%) Amazon AWS
1 14 (17.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 73 (89.02%) LAN
2 48 (58.54%) Cisco Nexus
3 40 (48.78%) Firewall
4 37 (45.12%) Network Security
5 33 (40.24%) BGP
5 33 (40.24%) OSPF
5 33 (40.24%) Spanning Tree
6 26 (31.71%) TCP/IP
7 24 (29.27%) DNS
8 16 (19.51%) VoIP
8 16 (19.51%) Wireless
9 14 (17.07%) DHCP
9 14 (17.07%) FTP
9 14 (17.07%) IPv4
9 14 (17.07%) VLAN
9 14 (17.07%) VPN
10 12 (14.63%) tcpdump
10 12 (14.63%) Wireshark
11 10 (12.20%) SAN
12 6 (7.32%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.54%) Relational Database
2 4 (4.88%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 4 (4.88%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.44%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.22%) Banking
3 1 (1.22%) Marketing
3 1 (1.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (32.93%) Consultant
2 26 (31.71%) Network Consultant
3 25 (30.49%) Network Security Consultant
3 25 (30.49%) Security Consultant
4 22 (26.83%) Network Engineer
5 20 (24.39%) Network Security Engineer
5 20 (24.39%) Security Engineer
6 13 (15.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (14.63%) Architect
8 10 (12.20%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (8.54%) Analyst
10 6 (7.32%) AWS Engineer
10 6 (7.32%) Cloud Engineer
10 6 (7.32%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (7.32%) Infrastructure Architect
10 6 (7.32%) Network Analyst
11 5 (6.10%) Cisco Engineer
11 5 (6.10%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 5 (6.10%) Cisco Security Engineer
11 5 (6.10%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.98%) Web Services
2 2 (2.44%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 28 (34.15%) Data Centre
2 10 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (9.76%) iSeries
4 6 (7.32%) Driving Licence
5 5 (6.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.44%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.44%) Public Cloud
7 2 (2.44%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.29%) Windows
2 13 (15.85%) Linux
3 10 (12.20%) Unix
4 8 (9.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (41.46%) Load Balancing
1 34 (41.46%) Network Management
2 20 (24.39%) High Availability
3 18 (21.95%) ITIL
4 17 (20.73%) Problem Management
5 16 (19.51%) Disaster Recovery
5 16 (19.51%) Presales
6 9 (10.98%) E-Commerce
7 7 (8.54%) DevOps
8 6 (7.32%) Mentoring
9 5 (6.10%) Data Encryption
9 5 (6.10%) Data Management
9 5 (6.10%) DDoS Mitigation
9 5 (6.10%) ITIL V3
10 4 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (4.88%) SDLC
10 4 (4.88%) TOGAF
11 3 (3.66%) Continuous Delivery
11 3 (3.66%) Information Management
11 3 (3.66%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.32%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.44%) SQL
2 2 (2.44%) VBScript
3 1 (1.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 54 (65.85%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (63.41%) CCNP
3 36 (43.90%) CCSE
4 34 (41.46%) CCSA
5 30 (36.59%) CCDP
6 18 (21.95%) CCIE
7 5 (6.10%) VCP6
7 5 (6.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (3.66%) CCMSE
8 3 (3.66%) CCNA
8 3 (3.66%) CCSM
8 3 (3.66%) VCAP
8 3 (3.66%) VCDX
8 3 (3.66%) VCP5
9 2 (2.44%) MCSA
9 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.22%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.32%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (15.85%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.44%) VMware Server
3 2 (2.44%) vSphere
3 2 (2.44%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (8.54%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (8.54%) Puppet
2 4 (4.88%) Ansible
3 2 (2.44%) SCCM
3 2 (2.44%) Simpana
Vendors
1 56 (68.29%) Cisco
2 40 (48.78%) CheckPoint
3 32 (39.02%) Microsoft
4 14 (17.07%) SolarWinds
4 14 (17.07%) VMware
5 10 (12.20%) F5
6 8 (9.76%) CA
7 7 (8.54%) Mitel
8 5 (6.10%) Citrix
9 4 (4.88%) Avaya
9 4 (4.88%) HP
9 4 (4.88%) Siemens
10 3 (3.66%) Riverbed
11 2 (2.44%) 3Com
11 2 (2.44%) CommVault
11 2 (2.44%) EMC
11 2 (2.44%) FalconStor
11 2 (2.44%) Intel
11 2 (2.44%) Intel Security
11 2 (2.44%) Oracle