The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 108 98 66
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -32
Permanent jobs citing WAN 22 30 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 1.22% 1.57% 3.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.48% 11.49% 19.73%
Number of salaries quoted 22 28 36
Average salary £43,250 £38,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.61% +19.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £24,000 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,250 £72,500 £44,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+10.38% +1.31%
WAN
South West

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

Communications & Networking Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
294 261 299
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 16.24% 13.68% 17.60%
Number of salaries quoted 254 238 191
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,650 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

WAN
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

WAN Salary Trend in Bristol

WAN
Salary Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAN across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

WAN Salary Histogram in Bristol

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Bristol 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 57 (85.07%) LAN
2 35 (52.24%) Windows
3 31 (46.27%) Microsoft
4 26 (38.81%) Active Directory
5 24 (35.82%) VMware
6 22 (32.84%) Firewall
7 21 (31.34%) Citrix
8 18 (26.87%) Cisco
8 18 (26.87%) ITIL
9 16 (23.88%) DNS
9 16 (23.88%) Telecoms
10 15 (22.39%) VoIP
11 14 (20.90%) MS Exchange
12 13 (19.40%) Wireless
13 11 (16.42%) Linux
13 11 (16.42%) MS Office
13 11 (16.42%) Microsoft Azure
13 11 (16.42%) Lync
14 10 (14.93%) Amazon AWS
15 9 (13.43%) Unified Communications
15 9 (13.43%) Exchange Server 2010
15 9 (13.43%) Skype
15 9 (13.43%) Windows Server
15 9 (13.43%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (13.43%) Clustering
15 9 (13.43%) Terminal Services
16 8 (11.94%) Project Management
16 8 (11.94%) IVR
16 8 (11.94%) VPN
16 8 (11.94%) SQL

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Bristol 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 14 (20.90%) MS Exchange
2 11 (16.42%) Lync
3 9 (13.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (10.45%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (10.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (5.97%) Apache
5 4 (5.97%) nginx
6 3 (4.48%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.49%) IIS
7 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (16.42%) MS Office
2 7 (10.45%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (16.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (14.93%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (10.45%) SaaS
4 4 (5.97%) IaaS
4 4 (5.97%) PaaS
5 3 (4.48%) Mimecast
5 3 (4.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 57 (85.07%) LAN
2 22 (32.84%) Firewall
3 16 (23.88%) DNS
4 15 (22.39%) VoIP
5 13 (19.40%) Wireless
6 9 (13.43%) Skype
6 9 (13.43%) Unified Communications
7 8 (11.94%) GSM
7 8 (11.94%) PBX
7 8 (11.94%) VPN
8 7 (10.45%) DHCP
8 7 (10.45%) TCP/IP
9 6 (8.96%) Intranet
10 5 (7.46%) LDAP
10 5 (7.46%) MPLS
11 4 (5.97%) ADSL
11 4 (5.97%) SAN
12 3 (4.48%) Extranet
12 3 (4.48%) Internet
12 3 (4.48%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.97%) MySQL
1 4 (5.97%) NoSQL
1 4 (5.97%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 16 (23.88%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.46%) Finance
3 4 (5.97%) Electronics
3 4 (5.97%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.48%) Legal
4 3 (4.48%) Marketing
5 2 (2.99%) Advertising
6 1 (1.49%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.49%) Law
6 1 (1.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (20.90%) Network Engineer
2 13 (19.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (16.42%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 8 (11.94%) Project Manager
5 7 (10.45%) Analyst
6 6 (8.96%) Head of IT
6 6 (8.96%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Exchange Specialist
7 5 (7.46%) Messaging Specialist
7 5 (7.46%) Service Analyst
7 5 (7.46%) VoIP Project Manager
8 4 (5.97%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (5.97%) Head of Infrastructure
8 4 (5.97%) Head of IT Infrastructure
8 4 (5.97%) Service Desk Analyst
9 3 (4.48%) Telecoms Manager
9 3 (4.48%) Telecoms Project Manager
9 3 (4.48%) Web Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) Web Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.45%) Web Services
2 4 (5.97%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.43%) Clustering
2 8 (11.94%) IVR
3 7 (10.45%) Data Centre
4 5 (7.46%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (4.48%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.99%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.99%) Replication
6 2 (2.99%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 35 (52.24%) Windows
2 11 (16.42%) Linux
3 9 (13.43%) Windows Server
4 7 (10.45%) Windows Mobile
5 5 (7.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (5.97%) Android
6 4 (5.97%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.99%) Unix
8 2 (2.99%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.87%) ITIL
2 8 (11.94%) PRINCE2
2 8 (11.94%) Project Management
2 8 (11.94%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 7 (10.45%) ITIL V3
3 7 (10.45%) Programme Management
4 6 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (8.96%) Information Security
4 6 (8.96%) Kalman Filter
4 6 (8.96%) Performance Management
5 5 (7.46%) Change Control
5 5 (7.46%) Email Filtering
6 4 (5.97%) Business Continuity
6 4 (5.97%) Data Security
6 4 (5.97%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (5.97%) Incident Management
6 4 (5.97%) Scrum
6 4 (5.97%) Service Delivery
6 4 (5.97%) Supplier Management
6 4 (5.97%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.94%) SQL
2 7 (10.45%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.97%) Java
3 4 (5.97%) PHP
4 2 (2.99%) Perl
4 2 (2.99%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (13.43%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (11.94%) SC Cleared
2 8 (11.94%) Security Cleared
3 7 (10.45%) CCNA
4 4 (5.97%) Degree
5 2 (2.99%) A+ Certification
5 2 (2.99%) CCNP
5 2 (2.99%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (2.99%) LPIC
5 2 (2.99%) MCP
5 2 (2.99%) MCSE
5 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.99%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (2.99%) Security+ Certification
5 2 (2.99%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (8.96%) SLA
2 4 (5.97%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 26 (38.81%) Active Directory
2 9 (13.43%) Terminal Services
3 7 (10.45%) XenApp
4 6 (8.96%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (5.97%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (4.48%) ISA Server
6 3 (4.48%) NFS
7 2 (2.99%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.99%) vSphere
8 1 (1.49%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (4.48%) AirWatch
1 3 (4.48%) Backup Exec
1 3 (4.48%) MOM
1 3 (4.48%) SCVMM
1 3 (4.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.49%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 31 (46.27%) Microsoft
2 24 (35.82%) VMware
3 21 (31.34%) Citrix
4 18 (26.87%) Cisco
5 6 (8.96%) Avaya
5 6 (8.96%) Mitel
6 5 (7.46%) Dell
6 5 (7.46%) HP
6 5 (7.46%) IBM
7 4 (5.97%) F5
7 4 (5.97%) NICE Systems
8 3 (4.48%) Apple
8 3 (4.48%) SAP
8 3 (4.48%) Veritas
9 2 (2.99%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.99%) EMC
9 2 (2.99%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.99%) SonicWALL
10 1 (1.49%) IronPort
10 1 (1.49%) WatchGuard
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