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

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 85 107 83
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -24
Permanent jobs citing WAN 30 5 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.69% 0.32% 1.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.30% 1.34% 10.21%
Number of salaries quoted 25 5 36
Average salary £38,500 £50,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.00% +47.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £47,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £53,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -1.31%
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
411 373 382
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 23.15% 24.21% 19.15%
Number of salaries quoted 313 313 318
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,000 £55,000
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 16 September 2014.

WAN Salary Histogram in Cambridge

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (76.00%) LAN
2 21 (42.00%) ITIL
3 17 (34.00%) Firewall
4 16 (32.00%) Microsoft
5 15 (30.00%) Windows
5 15 (30.00%) Active Directory
6 14 (28.00%) Linux
7 13 (26.00%) MS Exchange
7 13 (26.00%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (24.00%) HP
8 12 (24.00%) DNS
8 12 (24.00%) MS Excel
8 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (22.00%) VMware
9 11 (22.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (22.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 10 (20.00%) Service Delivery
10 10 (20.00%) SQL
10 10 (20.00%) CCNA
10 10 (20.00%) Dell
11 9 (18.00%) Hyper-V
11 9 (18.00%) Line Management
12 8 (16.00%) SCCM
12 8 (16.00%) Network Security
12 8 (16.00%) Asset Management
12 8 (16.00%) VoIP
12 8 (16.00%) TCP/IP
12 8 (16.00%) DHCP
12 8 (16.00%) MS Office

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (26.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.00%) IIS
3 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (24.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (16.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.00%) IaaS
1 7 (14.00%) SaaS
1 7 (14.00%) PaaS
2 5 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 38 (76.00%) LAN
2 17 (34.00%) Firewall
3 12 (24.00%) DNS
4 8 (16.00%) Network Security
4 8 (16.00%) VoIP
4 8 (16.00%) TCP/IP
4 8 (16.00%) DHCP
5 7 (14.00%) BGP
6 6 (12.00%) Wireless
6 6 (12.00%) OSPF
7 5 (10.00%) Internet
8 4 (8.00%) VLAN
8 4 (8.00%) SAN
8 4 (8.00%) VPN
9 3 (6.00%) WLAN
9 3 (6.00%) EIGRP
10 2 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (4.00%) Ethernet
11 1 (2.00%) HTTP
11 1 (2.00%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Bugzilla
1 5 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 7 (14.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.00%) Finance
4 1 (2.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (18.00%) Analyst
2 7 (14.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 7 (14.00%) Network Engineer
2 7 (14.00%) Service Analyst
3 6 (12.00%) Administrator
3 6 (12.00%) Test Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 5 (10.00%) Consultant
4 5 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (10.00%) Network Consultant
5 4 (8.00%) Systems Test Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) IT Manager
5 4 (8.00%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Support Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Integration Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Systems Integration Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Architect
6 3 (6.00%) Services Delivery Consultant
6 3 (6.00%) Technical Administrator
6 3 (6.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (14.00%) Open Source
2 5 (10.00%) Client/Server
2 5 (10.00%) Streaming Media
3 4 (8.00%) IPTV
4 3 (6.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.00%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (4.00%) Mobile Computing
5 2 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (4.00%) PMI
6 1 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (30.00%) Windows
2 14 (28.00%) Linux
3 11 (22.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (22.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (14.00%) UNIX
4 7 (14.00%) Android
4 7 (14.00%) Windows Phone
4 7 (14.00%) Apple iOS
5 6 (12.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (10.00%) Ubuntu
7 2 (4.00%) Windows 8
7 2 (4.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (42.00%) ITIL
2 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 9 (18.00%) Line Management
5 8 (16.00%) Asset Management
6 7 (14.00%) Business Continuity
7 5 (10.00%) Project Management
7 5 (10.00%) Service Management
7 5 (10.00%) Regression Testing
7 5 (10.00%) Scrum
7 5 (10.00%) Business Development
8 4 (8.00%) Test Scripting
8 4 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (8.00%) Network Design
8 4 (8.00%) Information Security
9 3 (6.00%) Technical Architecture
10 2 (4.00%) Mentoring
10 2 (4.00%) Data Protection
10 2 (4.00%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.00%) SQL
2 6 (12.00%) Python
3 5 (10.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.00%) C#
4 1 (2.00%) Perl
4 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (26.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (20.00%) CCNA
3 6 (12.00%) Degree
4 5 (10.00%) CCNP
5 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (4.00%) PMI Certification
6 2 (4.00%) MCP
6 2 (4.00%) MCSA
7 1 (2.00%) MCSE
7 1 (2.00%) RHCE
7 1 (2.00%) CISSP
7 1 (2.00%) RHCA
7 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) SLA
2 2 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 15 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (18.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.00%) XenDesktop
4 2 (4.00%) XenApp
4 2 (4.00%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.00%) XenServer
5 1 (2.00%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 8 (16.00%) SCCM
2 3 (6.00%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.00%) Nagios
3 1 (2.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.00%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (2.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 16 (32.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (24.00%) HP
3 11 (22.00%) VMware
4 10 (20.00%) Dell
5 7 (14.00%) Citrix
5 7 (14.00%) Apple
5 7 (14.00%) Red Gate
6 6 (12.00%) Red Hat
7 5 (10.00%) Perforce
8 4 (8.00%) Cisco
9 3 (6.00%) Veeam
10 2 (4.00%) EMC
10 2 (4.00%) CheckPoint
11 1 (2.00%) NetApp
11 1 (2.00%) Juniper
11 1 (2.00%) SonicWALL
11 1 (2.00%) Trapeze
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