The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 21 31 37
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +6
Permanent jobs citing WAN 2 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 1.98% 2.38% 1.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.18% 11.54% 15.15%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 0
Average salary £24,250 - -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%
WAN
County Antrim

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
11 26 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 10.89% 20.63% 10.61%
Number of salaries quoted 9 18 19
Average salary £32,500 £24,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.41% -60.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WAN across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Belfast 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 6 (100.00%) LAN
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (83.33%) Firewall
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) Symantec
3 3 (50.00%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) DHCP
4 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (33.33%) DNS
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (33.33%) Network Security
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (33.33%) CCNA
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco IPCC
4 2 (33.33%) Backup Exec
5 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Belfast 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 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) LAN
2 5 (83.33%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (33.33%) Network Security
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (33.33%) DHCP
3 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (33.33%) DNS
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Solutions Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CCNA
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco IPCC
1 2 (33.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) Symantec
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Acronis
Belfast, County Antrim
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Salary: From £18,000 to £21,000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago