The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Cambridge region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 92 101 98
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -3
Permanent jobs citing WAN 27 15 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.51% 0.90% 1.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.07% 4.37% 6.65%
Number of salaries quoted 27 13 22
Average salary £37,000 £42,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.94% +41.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,600 £41,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,900 £51,000 £45,900
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Communications & Networking Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
382 343 331
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 21.42% 20.69% 18.28%
Number of salaries quoted 307 282 286
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
WAN
Cambridgeshire

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 29 July 2014.

WAN Salary Histogram in Cambridge

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 38 (79.17%) LAN
2 23 (47.92%) Firewall
3 17 (35.42%) Windows
3 17 (35.42%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (31.25%) Microsoft
4 15 (31.25%) Active Directory
5 14 (29.17%) HP
6 13 (27.08%) ITIL
6 13 (27.08%) MS Exchange
6 13 (27.08%) DNS
6 13 (27.08%) VMware
7 12 (25.00%) Cisco
7 12 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 12 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (22.92%) Hyper-V
8 11 (22.92%) VoIP
8 11 (22.92%) DHCP
8 11 (22.92%) Linux
8 11 (22.92%) MS Excel
8 11 (22.92%) Wireless
9 10 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (20.83%) MS Office
9 10 (20.83%) SQL
9 10 (20.83%) CCNA
9 10 (20.83%) Degree
10 9 (18.75%) CCNP
10 9 (18.75%) TCP/IP
11 8 (16.67%) Dell
11 8 (16.67%) OSPF

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 13 (27.08%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (4.17%) IIS
4 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (22.92%) MS Excel
2 10 (20.83%) MS Office
3 2 (4.17%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.08%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.50%) SaaS
1 6 (12.50%) PaaS
1 6 (12.50%) IaaS
2 3 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 38 (79.17%) LAN
2 23 (47.92%) Firewall
3 13 (27.08%) DNS
4 11 (22.92%) VoIP
4 11 (22.92%) DHCP
4 11 (22.92%) Wireless
5 9 (18.75%) TCP/IP
6 8 (16.67%) OSPF
6 8 (16.67%) VLAN
7 7 (14.58%) BGP
8 6 (12.50%) SAN
8 6 (12.50%) VPN
8 6 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (10.42%) WLAN
9 5 (10.42%) EIGRP
9 5 (10.42%) SNMP
10 4 (8.33%) Internet
10 4 (8.33%) Ethernet
11 3 (6.25%) RIP
11 3 (6.25%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.58%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle8/8i Database
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Bugzilla
1 3 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 4 (8.33%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.08%) Electronics
3 1 (2.08%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (20.83%) Administrator
2 9 (18.75%) Network Engineer
3 8 (16.67%) Analyst
4 7 (14.58%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (12.50%) Service Analyst
5 6 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (10.42%) Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (8.33%) Senior Systems Administrator
7 4 (8.33%) Support Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Test Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Support Specialist
8 3 (6.25%) Architect
8 3 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) IT Infrastructure Manager
9 2 (4.17%) Systems Test Engineer
9 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 2 (4.17%) Project Manager
9 2 (4.17%) Technical Architect
9 2 (4.17%) Security Analyst
9 2 (4.17%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Open Source
2 5 (10.42%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (8.33%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (6.25%) Streaming Media
4 3 (6.25%) Client/Server
4 3 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.17%) IPTV
5 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.08%) Statistics
6 1 (2.08%) Replication
6 1 (2.08%) EPoS
6 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 17 (35.42%) Windows
2 12 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (22.92%) Linux
4 6 (12.50%) Windows Phone
4 6 (12.50%) Apple iOS
4 6 (12.50%) Android
5 5 (10.42%) UNIX
6 4 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (6.25%) Ubuntu
8 2 (4.17%) Windows 7
8 2 (4.17%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
9 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.08%) ITIL
2 10 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (14.58%) Asset Management
4 6 (12.50%) Network Design
4 6 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (8.33%) Data Security
5 4 (8.33%) Project Management
5 4 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (8.33%) Data Protection
6 3 (6.25%) Service Delivery
6 3 (6.25%) Regression Testing
6 3 (6.25%) Scrum
7 2 (4.17%) Business Continuity
7 2 (4.17%) Information Security
7 2 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.17%) Incident Management
7 2 (4.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (4.17%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (4.17%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (4.17%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.83%) SQL
2 4 (8.33%) Python
3 3 (6.25%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.17%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.08%) Perl
5 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (35.42%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (20.83%) CCNA
2 10 (20.83%) Degree
3 9 (18.75%) CCNP
4 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (8.33%) MCSA
6 3 (6.25%) CISSP
7 2 (4.17%) MCP
8 1 (2.08%) MCSE
8 1 (2.08%) RHCE
8 1 (2.08%) RHCA
8 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
8 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) QA
2 4 (8.33%) SLA
3 1 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 12 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (22.92%) Hyper-V
4 3 (6.25%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (4.17%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (12.50%) SCCM
2 5 (10.42%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (8.33%) FortiGate
4 3 (6.25%) WhatsUp Gold
4 3 (6.25%) Nagios
5 1 (2.08%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.08%) Puppet
5 1 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 15 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 14 (29.17%) HP
3 13 (27.08%) VMware
4 12 (25.00%) Cisco
5 8 (16.67%) Dell
6 7 (14.58%) Citrix
6 7 (14.58%) Red Gate
7 6 (12.50%) Apple
7 6 (12.50%) CheckPoint
8 5 (10.42%) Juniper
8 5 (10.42%) Veeam
8 5 (10.42%) Red Hat
9 3 (6.25%) Trapeze
9 3 (6.25%) Perforce
9 3 (6.25%) SonicWALL
10 2 (4.17%) Polycom
10 2 (4.17%) Sourcefire
10 2 (4.17%) Fortinet
10 2 (4.17%) Oracle
10 2 (4.17%) EMC
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