The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bridgend region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 12 17 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Permanent jobs citing WAN 6 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bridgend 9.84% 4.69% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 46.15% 18.75% -
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 0
Average salary £43,750 £45,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
WAN
South Wales

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

Communications & Networking Category
Bridgend
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
13 16 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bridgend 21.31% 25.00% 28.13%
Number of salaries quoted 13 13 7
Average salary £45,000 £52,500 £20,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +156.09%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Bridgend

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Bridgend

WAN
Salary Trend in Bridgend

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

WAN Salary Trend in Bridgend

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bridgend

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT jobs across the Bridgend 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 11 (100.00%) LAN
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (81.82%) Firewall
3 8 (72.73%) CCNP
3 8 (72.73%) Juniper
3 8 (72.73%) Security Cleared
4 6 (54.55%) Network Design
4 6 (54.55%) SC Cleared
4 6 (54.55%) F5
4 6 (54.55%) Change Control
5 5 (45.45%) MS Office
5 5 (45.45%) Windows
5 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
5 5 (45.45%) Windows XP
5 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
5 5 (45.45%) CCNA
5 5 (45.45%) CheckPoint
5 5 (45.45%) McAfee
5 5 (45.45%) Blue Coat
5 5 (45.45%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
6 3 (27.27%) Linux
6 3 (27.27%) RIP
6 3 (27.27%) OSPF
6 3 (27.27%) BGP
6 3 (27.27%) Websense
6 3 (27.27%) Finance
6 3 (27.27%) CCSE
6 3 (27.27%) JNCIS

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bridgend by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT jobs across the Bridgend 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.

Applications
1 5 (45.45%) MS Office
1 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) LAN
2 9 (81.82%) Firewall
3 5 (45.45%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (27.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (27.27%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco PIX
4 3 (27.27%) RIP
4 3 (27.27%) OSPF
4 3 (27.27%) BGP
5 2 (18.18%) Network Security
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Legal
2 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) 3rd Line Support
1 3 (27.27%) Network Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) Escalation Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Security Specialist
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Security Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Network Specialist
2 1 (9.09%) Network Security Specialist
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
1 5 (45.45%) Windows XP
1 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
2 3 (27.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Network Design
1 6 (54.55%) Change Control
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (72.73%) CCNP
2 8 (72.73%) Security Cleared
3 6 (54.55%) SC Cleared
4 5 (45.45%) CCNA
5 3 (27.27%) CCSE
5 3 (27.27%) JNCIS
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco
2 8 (72.73%) Juniper
3 6 (54.55%) F5
4 5 (45.45%) CheckPoint
4 5 (45.45%) McAfee
4 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
4 5 (45.45%) Blue Coat
5 3 (27.27%) SonicWALL
5 3 (27.27%) Aruba
5 3 (27.27%) Websense
5 3 (27.27%) Lumension