The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 53 44 46
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +2
Permanent jobs citing WAN 14 9 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.16% 2.27% 1.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.29% 15.52% 13.73%
Number of salaries quoted 12 9 3
Average salary £36,750 £35,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +27.27%
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.31% +1.33%
WAN
South Wales

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

Communications & Networking Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
124 58 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 19.11% 14.65% 11.43%
Number of salaries quoted 110 49 42
Average salary £38,500 £34,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.23% +9.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £42,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

WAN
Salary Trend in Cardiff

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

WAN Salary Trend in Cardiff

WAN
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAN across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Cardiff

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the Cardiff 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 33 (82.50%) LAN
1 33 (82.50%) Cisco
2 29 (72.50%) Firewall
3 23 (57.50%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (57.50%) VPN
4 16 (40.00%) Wireless
4 16 (40.00%) VMware
5 15 (37.50%) CCNP
6 14 (35.00%) CCNA
7 13 (32.50%) DNS
7 13 (32.50%) CheckPoint
8 12 (30.00%) MPLS
9 11 (27.50%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (27.50%) Windows
9 11 (27.50%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (25.00%) VoIP
10 10 (25.00%) Juniper
10 10 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 10 (25.00%) VMware ESX
11 9 (22.50%) Degree
11 9 (22.50%) Citrix
11 9 (22.50%) Internet
11 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
11 9 (22.50%) Active Directory
12 8 (20.00%) DHCP
12 8 (20.00%) Service Delivery
13 7 (17.50%) NetApp
13 7 (17.50%) CCIE
13 7 (17.50%) MS Exchange
13 7 (17.50%) FTP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the Cardiff 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 7 (17.50%) MS Exchange
2 6 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (10.00%) IIS
5 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (2.50%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.50%) SaaS
2 3 (7.50%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (5.00%) Office 365
4 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (82.50%) LAN
2 29 (72.50%) Firewall
3 23 (57.50%) VPN
4 16 (40.00%) Wireless
5 13 (32.50%) DNS
6 12 (30.00%) MPLS
7 11 (27.50%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (27.50%) Cisco Nexus
8 10 (25.00%) VoIP
9 9 (22.50%) Internet
10 8 (20.00%) DHCP
11 7 (17.50%) FTP
12 6 (15.00%) OSPF
12 6 (15.00%) BGP
12 6 (15.00%) IPv4
12 6 (15.00%) IPv6
12 6 (15.00%) SAN
13 5 (12.50%) VPLS
14 4 (10.00%) TCP/IP
14 4 (10.00%) IPsec
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
1 4 (10.00%) Welsh Language
2 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 21 (52.50%) Network Engineer
2 12 (30.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 7 (17.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 7 (17.50%) Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Architect
5 4 (10.00%) Administrator
5 4 (10.00%) Network Administrator
5 4 (10.00%) Network Architect
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Network Architect
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Architect
6 3 (7.50%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (7.50%) Security Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Network Security Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (5.00%) Desktop Support
7 2 (5.00%) Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 11 (27.50%) Windows
2 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (12.50%) Linux
5 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.00%) Android
7 1 (2.50%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 7 (17.50%) Network Design
2 7 (17.50%) Load Balancing
2 7 (17.50%) Network Management
3 6 (15.00%) Time Management
3 6 (15.00%) ITIL
4 3 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (7.50%) Network Architecture
4 3 (7.50%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (7.50%) Line Management
4 3 (7.50%) Mentoring
4 3 (7.50%) Software Deployment
4 3 (7.50%) Project Management
5 2 (5.00%) Cyber Security
5 2 (5.00%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (5.00%) Performance Testing
6 1 (2.50%) Project Planning
6 1 (2.50%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (2.50%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.50%) Ruby
2 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.50%) C#
2 1 (2.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 23 (57.50%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (37.50%) CCNP
3 14 (35.00%) CCNA
4 9 (22.50%) Degree
5 7 (17.50%) CCIE
6 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
8 2 (5.00%) DV Cleared
9 1 (2.50%) CCENT
9 1 (2.50%) CCDA
9 1 (2.50%) CCDP
9 1 (2.50%) MCSE
9 1 (2.50%) CCIP
9 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (2.50%) JNCIA
9 1 (2.50%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (25.00%) VMware ESX
1 10 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (22.50%) Active Directory
3 7 (17.50%) Hyper-V
4 3 (7.50%) XenServer
4 3 (7.50%) vSphere
4 3 (7.50%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (7.50%) ISA Server
4 3 (7.50%) ProxySG
5 1 (2.50%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Puppet
1 1 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 33 (82.50%) Cisco
2 16 (40.00%) VMware
3 13 (32.50%) CheckPoint
4 10 (25.00%) Juniper
5 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
5 9 (22.50%) Citrix
6 7 (17.50%) NetApp
7 5 (12.50%) F5
8 4 (10.00%) LANDesk
8 4 (10.00%) HP
9 3 (7.50%) Mitel
9 3 (7.50%) Blue Coat
9 3 (7.50%) Google
9 3 (7.50%) SolarWinds