The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bolton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 27 39 33
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -6
Permanent jobs citing WAN 3 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 2.40% 0.64% 3.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.67% 3.23% 14.81%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 4
Average salary £32,500 £52,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-38.09% +110.00%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
WAN
Manchester

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bolton region.

Communications & Networking Category
Bolton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
18 31 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 14.40% 19.87% 22.50%
Number of salaries quoted 18 29 23
Average salary £32,500 £32,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.56% +16.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £37,500 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WAN across the Bolton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

WAN
Salary Trend in Bolton

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

WAN Salary Trend in Bolton

WAN
Salary Histogram in Bolton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAN across the Bolton region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Bolton

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Bolton 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 (85.71%) Windows
1 6 (85.71%) TCP/IP
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco
1 6 (85.71%) CCNP
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (85.71%) VMware
1 6 (85.71%) SAN
2 5 (71.43%) VPLS
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Retail
2 5 (71.43%) MPLS
2 5 (71.43%) BGP
2 5 (71.43%) CCNA
2 5 (71.43%) VPN
2 5 (71.43%) DNS
2 5 (71.43%) ISDN
2 5 (71.43%) Linux
2 5 (71.43%) MS Visio
2 5 (71.43%) PSTN
2 5 (71.43%) VoIP
2 5 (71.43%) WLAN
2 5 (71.43%) DHCP
2 5 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (71.43%) PowerShell
2 5 (71.43%) Office 365
2 5 (71.43%) VB
3 2 (28.57%) LAN
4 1 (14.29%) Juniper
4 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Bolton 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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (71.43%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (71.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) TCP/IP
1 6 (85.71%) SAN
2 5 (71.43%) VPLS
2 5 (71.43%) MPLS
2 5 (71.43%) BGP
2 5 (71.43%) VPN
2 5 (71.43%) DNS
2 5 (71.43%) ISDN
2 5 (71.43%) PSTN
2 5 (71.43%) VoIP
2 5 (71.43%) WLAN
2 5 (71.43%) DHCP
3 2 (28.57%) LAN
4 1 (14.29%) Firewall
4 1 (14.29%) Network Security
General
1 5 (71.43%) Retail
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Security Engineer
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 1 (14.29%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) PowerShell
1 5 (71.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) CCNP
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (71.43%) CCNA
3 1 (14.29%) CCSA
3 1 (14.29%) CCSE
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco
1 6 (85.71%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Juniper
2 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
2 1 (14.29%) Aruba
Bolton, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Car allowance, pension etc
Posted: 2 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago