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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 87 108 91
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -17
Permanent jobs citing WAN 29 7 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.58% 0.44% 1.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.84% 1.91% 10.89%
Number of salaries quoted 25 6 36
Average salary £37,000 £50,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.00% +56.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £47,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,100 £53,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
424 367 349
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 23.03% 23.05% 18.22%
Number of salaries quoted 325 303 294
Average salary £44,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 August 2014.

WAN Salary Histogram in Cambridge

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 36 (75.00%) LAN
2 20 (41.67%) Firewall
3 18 (37.50%) ITIL
4 17 (35.42%) Windows
4 17 (35.42%) Active Directory
5 16 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 15 (31.25%) MS Exchange
7 14 (29.17%) Linux
7 14 (29.17%) HP
8 13 (27.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (27.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (25.00%) CCNA
9 12 (25.00%) MS Excel
9 12 (25.00%) SQL
9 12 (25.00%) DNS
9 12 (25.00%) VMware
9 12 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (22.92%) Hyper-V
10 11 (22.92%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (20.83%) VoIP
11 10 (20.83%) Dell
12 9 (18.75%) MS Office
13 8 (16.67%) DHCP
13 8 (16.67%) TCP/IP
13 8 (16.67%) Asset Management
13 8 (16.67%) SCCM
14 7 (14.58%) Network Security
14 7 (14.58%) Android
14 7 (14.58%) Open Source

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 (31.25%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (18.75%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.58%) SaaS
1 7 (14.58%) PaaS
1 7 (14.58%) IaaS
2 5 (10.42%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 36 (75.00%) LAN
2 20 (41.67%) Firewall
3 12 (25.00%) DNS
4 10 (20.83%) VoIP
5 8 (16.67%) DHCP
5 8 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 7 (14.58%) Network Security
6 7 (14.58%) BGP
7 6 (12.50%) OSPF
7 6 (12.50%) VLAN
7 6 (12.50%) Wireless
8 5 (10.42%) VPN
8 5 (10.42%) Internet
8 5 (10.42%) SAN
9 4 (8.33%) WLAN
9 4 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (6.25%) EIGRP
11 2 (4.17%) SNMP
11 2 (4.17%) Ethernet
11 2 (4.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.58%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (10.42%) JIRA
1 5 (10.42%) Bugzilla
General
1 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
1 3 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.17%) Finance
3 1 (2.08%) Electronics
3 1 (2.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (18.75%) Analyst
2 8 (16.67%) Administrator
3 7 (14.58%) Service Analyst
3 7 (14.58%) Systems Administrator
3 7 (14.58%) Network Engineer
3 7 (14.58%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (12.50%) Test Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Support Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Infrastructure Manager
6 4 (8.33%) Network Consultant
6 4 (8.33%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 4 (8.33%) Integration Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Systems Integration Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Systems Test Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Consultant
7 3 (6.25%) IT Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (6.25%) Technical Administrator
7 3 (6.25%) Technical Architect
7 3 (6.25%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Open Source
2 5 (10.42%) Streaming Media
2 5 (10.42%) Client/Server
3 4 (8.33%) IPTV
3 4 (8.33%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (2.08%) Statistics
6 1 (2.08%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 17 (35.42%) Windows
2 14 (29.17%) Linux
3 13 (27.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (27.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (14.58%) Android
4 7 (14.58%) Windows Phone
4 7 (14.58%) Apple iOS
4 7 (14.58%) UNIX
5 6 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (10.42%) Ubuntu
7 2 (4.17%) Windows 8
7 2 (4.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (37.50%) ITIL
2 12 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (16.67%) Asset Management
4 6 (12.50%) Network Design
4 6 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (12.50%) Business Continuity
5 5 (10.42%) Service Delivery
5 5 (10.42%) Regression Testing
5 5 (10.42%) Scrum
6 4 (8.33%) Business Development
6 4 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (8.33%) Service Management
6 4 (8.33%) Test Scripting
6 4 (8.33%) Data Protection
7 3 (6.25%) Data Security
7 3 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (6.25%) Project Management
8 2 (4.17%) Incident Management
8 2 (4.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.00%) SQL
2 6 (12.50%) Python
3 5 (10.42%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.08%) C#
4 1 (2.08%) Perl
4 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (25.00%) CCNA
3 6 (12.50%) CCNP
4 5 (10.42%) Degree
4 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (8.33%) MCSA
6 2 (4.17%) CISSP
6 2 (4.17%) MCP
7 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.08%) RHCA
7 1 (2.08%) MCSE
7 1 (2.08%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) QA
2 2 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (35.42%) Active Directory
2 11 (22.92%) Hyper-V
2 11 (22.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.17%) Terminal Services
3 2 (4.17%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (2.08%) XenApp
4 1 (2.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (16.67%) SCCM
2 3 (6.25%) FortiGate
3 2 (4.17%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.08%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (2.08%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.08%) Nagios
Vendors
1 16 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 14 (29.17%) HP
3 12 (25.00%) VMware
4 10 (20.83%) Dell
5 7 (14.58%) Red Gate
5 7 (14.58%) Cisco
5 7 (14.58%) Apple
6 6 (12.50%) Red Hat
6 6 (12.50%) Citrix
7 5 (10.42%) Veeam
7 5 (10.42%) Perforce
8 3 (6.25%) CheckPoint
9 2 (4.17%) Juniper
9 2 (4.17%) EMC
9 2 (4.17%) SonicWALL
10 1 (2.08%) Trapeze
10 1 (2.08%) NetApp
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