The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 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 Belfast region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 35 - 31
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing WAN 3 0 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 1.99% - 2.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.36% - 4.65%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 2
Average salary £27,000 - £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Communications & Networking Category
Belfast
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
56 39 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 37.09% 24.53% 47.25%
Number of salaries quoted 29 10 31
Average salary £26,000 £41,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-37.34% -2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £32,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
WAN
County Antrim

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 29 July 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 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) MS Office
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (50.00%) Firewall
3 3 (50.00%) Backup Exec
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (33.33%) Network Security
4 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco IPCC
4 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) Symantec
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco
4 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 2 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) DHCP
4 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (33.33%) DNS
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (33.33%) CCNA
4 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
5 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (16.67%) HP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) LAN
2 3 (50.00%) 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
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) ICT Technician
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Operations Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) IT Operations Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Fault Management
1 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CCNA
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Backup Exec
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 2 (33.33%) Symantec
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Compuware
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Dell
3 1 (16.67%) CommVault
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
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