The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge 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 66 111 98
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -13
Permanent jobs citing WAN 41 19 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.91% 1.03% 1.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.18% 4.63% 7.54%
Number of salaries quoted 35 17 22
Average salary £45,000 £35,500 £38,625
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.76% -8.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £29,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £47,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
WAN
Cambridgeshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
311 410 345
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 22.07% 22.28% 18.68%
Number of salaries quoted 275 315 264
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £39,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,435 £30,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

WAN
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

WAN Salary Trend in Cambridge

WAN
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

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

WAN Salary Histogram in Cambridge

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 (66.28%) LAN
2 42 (48.84%) Firewall
3 38 (44.19%) Active Directory
4 34 (39.53%) Wireless
5 33 (38.37%) VMware
5 33 (38.37%) Cisco Certification
6 32 (37.21%) CISSP
7 29 (33.72%) Windows
8 28 (32.56%) CCNP
9 26 (30.23%) VPN
10 24 (27.91%) Citrix
10 24 (27.91%) ITIL
10 24 (27.91%) MPLS
11 22 (25.58%) TCP/IP
12 21 (24.42%) BGP
12 21 (24.42%) VMware Infrastructure
13 20 (23.26%) Windows Server 2008
14 19 (22.09%) Microsoft
14 19 (22.09%) CISM
15 18 (20.93%) WAN Optimisation
16 17 (19.77%) SIEM
16 17 (19.77%) Windows Server 2012
16 17 (19.77%) Kalman Filter
16 17 (19.77%) Information Security
17 16 (18.60%) Penetration Testing
17 16 (18.60%) VLAN
17 16 (18.60%) Management Information System
17 16 (18.60%) Network Security
18 15 (17.44%) Degree
18 15 (17.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 15 (17.44%) MS Exchange
2 10 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.49%) IIS
4 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (3.49%) MS Office
2 1 (1.16%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.33%) Office 365
2 1 (1.16%) IaaS
2 1 (1.16%) SaaS
2 1 (1.16%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (66.28%) LAN
2 42 (48.84%) Firewall
3 34 (39.53%) Wireless
4 26 (30.23%) VPN
5 24 (27.91%) MPLS
6 22 (25.58%) TCP/IP
7 21 (24.42%) BGP
8 16 (18.60%) VLAN
8 16 (18.60%) Network Security
9 15 (17.44%) DMVPN
9 15 (17.44%) EIGRP
10 12 (13.95%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (6.98%) OSPF
12 5 (5.81%) HSRP
12 5 (5.81%) WLAN
12 5 (5.81%) VRRP
13 4 (4.65%) Wi-Fi
14 3 (3.49%) Ethernet
14 3 (3.49%) SAN
15 2 (2.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.65%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Ant
General
1 7 (8.14%) Finance
2 5 (5.81%) Marketing
2 5 (5.81%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.81%) Publishing
3 3 (3.49%) Legal
4 2 (2.33%) Retail
5 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (22.09%) Network Engineer
2 13 (15.12%) Analyst
3 10 (11.63%) Architect
3 10 (11.63%) Security Specialist
4 9 (10.47%) Network Specialist
4 9 (10.47%) Network Security Specialist
5 7 (8.14%) IT Security Analyst
5 7 (8.14%) Senior Network Engineer
5 7 (8.14%) Security Analyst
5 7 (8.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (8.14%) Consultant
6 6 (6.98%) Help Desk Support
6 6 (6.98%) Security Consultant
6 6 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (6.98%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (5.81%) Security Engineer
7 5 (5.81%) Network Security Engineer
7 5 (5.81%) Support Analyst
8 4 (4.65%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.65%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.49%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.60%) Management Information System
2 15 (17.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 12 (13.95%) Thin Client
3 12 (13.95%) Fat Client
4 6 (6.98%) Enterprise Storage
5 5 (5.81%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.16%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.16%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 29 (33.72%) Windows
2 20 (23.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (19.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (6.98%) Windows 7
5 5 (5.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.49%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (2.33%) Linux
8 1 (1.16%) Windows Phone
8 1 (1.16%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.16%) Android
8 1 (1.16%) UNIX
8 1 (1.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (27.91%) ITIL
2 18 (20.93%) WAN Optimisation
3 17 (19.77%) SIEM
3 17 (19.77%) Kalman Filter
3 17 (19.77%) Information Security
4 16 (18.60%) Penetration Testing
5 15 (17.44%) DDoS Mitigation
6 14 (16.28%) Load Balancing
6 14 (16.28%) Security Architecture
7 10 (11.63%) Network Design
8 8 (9.30%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 8 (9.30%) Mentoring
9 7 (8.14%) Line Management
10 6 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (6.98%) Information Security Management
10 6 (6.98%) Security Management
10 6 (6.98%) Cyber Security
11 5 (5.81%) Coaching
11 5 (5.81%) Project Management
12 4 (4.65%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.65%) SQL
2 2 (2.33%) C
Qualifications
1 33 (38.37%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (37.21%) CISSP
3 28 (32.56%) CCNP
4 19 (22.09%) CISM
5 15 (17.44%) Degree
6 13 (15.12%) SSCP
7 6 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (6.98%) CCNA
7 6 (6.98%) MCSE
8 4 (4.65%) MCP
8 4 (4.65%) CISA
8 4 (4.65%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.16%) CCAA
9 1 (1.16%) CCIE
9 1 (1.16%) CCA
9 1 (1.16%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.16%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (16.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 14 (16.28%) PCI DSS
2 4 (4.65%) COBIT
System Software
1 38 (44.19%) Active Directory
2 21 (24.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (9.30%) Hyper-V
4 6 (6.98%) Terminal Services
5 3 (3.49%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.33%) vSphere
7 1 (1.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (4.65%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (1.16%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (38.37%) VMware
2 24 (27.91%) Citrix
3 19 (22.09%) Microsoft
4 13 (15.12%) SolarWinds
5 12 (13.95%) Cisco
5 12 (13.95%) Riverbed
6 10 (11.63%) Fortinet
7 7 (8.14%) HP
8 6 (6.98%) EMC
9 5 (5.81%) Oracle
9 5 (5.81%) CheckPoint
9 5 (5.81%) Juniper
10 1 (1.16%) F5
10 1 (1.16%) Red Gate
10 1 (1.16%) Brocade
10 1 (1.16%) Apple
10 1 (1.16%) Dell
Cambridge
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 2 days ago
Hinxton near Cambridge, UK
EMBL
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cambridge University Press
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Sanderson
Salary: £23 - £26 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire County Council
Salary: £28455.00 - £38392.00 per annum + MB(New).1
Posted: 5 days ago
Hinxton near Cambridge, UK
EMBL
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Cambridge
Edward Carter Solutions
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Red Gate Software
Salary: From £26,000 to £34,000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago