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 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 8 24 -
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -
Permanent jobs citing WAN 5 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bridgend 11.36% 1.82% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 55.56% 6.67% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 0
Average salary £39,000 £57,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.17% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%
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
9 30 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bridgend 20.45% 27.27% 60.00%
Number of salaries quoted 9 28 6
Average salary £39,000 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.23% +3.65%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
Salary Histogram in Bridgend

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAN across the Bridgend region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

WAN Salary Histogram in Bridgend

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bridgend

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 12 (100.00%) Cisco
1 12 (100.00%) LAN
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (91.67%) CCNP
2 11 (91.67%) Juniper
3 10 (83.33%) F5
3 10 (83.33%) Network Design
4 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (75.00%) Firewall
5 8 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (66.67%) Windows XP
5 8 (66.67%) Windows 7
5 8 (66.67%) MS Office
5 8 (66.67%) CheckPoint
5 8 (66.67%) McAfee
5 8 (66.67%) Windows
5 8 (66.67%) Blue Coat
6 7 (58.33%) SonicWALL
6 7 (58.33%) Aruba
6 7 (58.33%) Lumension
6 7 (58.33%) Linux
6 7 (58.33%) Websense
6 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
6 7 (58.33%) RIP
6 7 (58.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 7 (58.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 7 (58.33%) Cisco PIX
6 7 (58.33%) OSPF
6 7 (58.33%) BGP
6 7 (58.33%) CCSE

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bridgend by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (66.67%) MS Office
2 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) LAN
2 9 (75.00%) Firewall
3 8 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (58.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 7 (58.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 7 (58.33%) Cisco PIX
4 7 (58.33%) RIP
4 7 (58.33%) OSPF
4 7 (58.33%) BGP
5 2 (16.67%) Network Security
6 1 (8.33%) Wireless
6 1 (8.33%) Internet
6 1 (8.33%) PBX
6 1 (8.33%) VoIP
6 1 (8.33%) WLAN
General
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
1 2 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) 3rd Line Support
1 7 (58.33%) Escalation Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Security Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Network Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
1 8 (66.67%) Windows XP
1 8 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 7 (58.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Network Design
2 2 (16.67%) Change Control
3 1 (8.33%) Change Management
3 1 (8.33%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (91.67%) CCNP
3 7 (58.33%) CCSE
3 7 (58.33%) JNCIS
4 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) CCNA
5 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco
2 11 (91.67%) Juniper
3 10 (83.33%) F5
4 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (66.67%) Blue Coat
5 8 (66.67%) CheckPoint
5 8 (66.67%) McAfee
6 7 (58.33%) Websense
6 7 (58.33%) SonicWALL
6 7 (58.33%) Aruba
6 7 (58.33%) Lumension
7 1 (8.33%) Avaya