The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
County Antrim / Belfast
Rank 28 21 23
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Permanent jobs citing WAN 2 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 1.10% 3.57% 1.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.76% 23.08% 14.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 1
Median salary £35,250 £33,000 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.81% +46.66%
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 Belfast region.

Communications & Networking Category
Belfast
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
17 13 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 9.34% 15.48% 8.43%
Number of salaries quoted 16 5 5
Median salary £37,500 £33,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% +1.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £33,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £32,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

The demand trend of job ads across the Belfast region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

WAN
Salary Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WAN across the Belfast region.

WAN Salary Trend in Belfast

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 18 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 Belfast region with a requirement for WAN.

1 3 (100.00%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) vSphere
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (33.33%) Office 365
3 1 (33.33%) NetScaler
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (33.33%) CCSA
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (33.33%) VLAN
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (33.33%) Tandberg
3 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) Internet

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast 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 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) NetScaler
2 1 (33.33%) TACACS
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
General
1 1 (33.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Support
1 1 (33.33%) Network Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Support
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Server Virtualisation
1 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CCNA
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) CCSA
2 1 (33.33%) MCSA
2 1 (33.33%) Network+ Certification
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
2 1 (33.33%) vSphere
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Tandberg