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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 63 48 42
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -6
Permanent jobs citing WAN 4 25 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.61% 4.19% 4.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.61% 22.73% 25.47%
Number of salaries quoted 3 19 27
Average salary £23,000 £37,500 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-38.66% +29.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,600 £29,900 £24,800
10% offered a salary of more than £27,800 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -
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
153 110 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 23.15% 18.46% 18.69%
Number of salaries quoted 122 84 100
Average salary £35,500 £37,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.05% +13.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £28,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,100 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 12 (70.59%) Cisco
2 10 (58.82%) VoIP
2 10 (58.82%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (52.94%) Citrix
3 9 (52.94%) LAN
3 9 (52.94%) VPN
4 8 (47.06%) CCNP
4 8 (47.06%) CCNA
4 8 (47.06%) Juniper
5 7 (41.18%) Firewall
5 7 (41.18%) MPLS
5 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
6 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
6 6 (35.29%) Windows
7 5 (29.41%) Linux
7 5 (29.41%) CheckPoint
7 5 (29.41%) Service Delivery
7 5 (29.41%) VMware
7 5 (29.41%) Mentoring
8 4 (23.53%) Welsh Language
8 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
8 4 (23.53%) Hyper-V
8 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (23.53%) Office 365
8 4 (23.53%) Ethernet
9 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
9 3 (17.65%) ITIL
9 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
9 3 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (17.65%) Wireless

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
1 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (11.76%) Lync
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (11.76%) IBM Notes
3 1 (5.88%) IIS
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.88%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (23.53%) Office 365
2 1 (5.88%) Mimecast
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.88%) SaaS
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 10 (58.82%) VoIP
2 9 (52.94%) LAN
2 9 (52.94%) VPN
3 7 (41.18%) MPLS
3 7 (41.18%) Firewall
4 4 (23.53%) Ethernet
5 3 (17.65%) OSPF
5 3 (17.65%) BGP
5 3 (17.65%) Wireless
5 3 (17.65%) Frame Relay
5 3 (17.65%) Network Security
5 3 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (17.65%) VPLS
5 3 (17.65%) Wireshark
5 3 (17.65%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (11.76%) HSRP
6 2 (11.76%) Multicast
6 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
6 2 (11.76%) xDSL
6 2 (11.76%) IPsec
General
1 4 (23.53%) Welsh Language
2 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
3 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Network Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Network Security Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Security Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (11.76%) Service Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support
3 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Team Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Network Designer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Linux
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (11.76%) Android
5 1 (5.88%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Service Delivery
1 5 (29.41%) Mentoring
2 3 (17.65%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (17.65%) Line Management
2 3 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (17.65%) Network Design
2 3 (17.65%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) Load Balancing
3 2 (11.76%) Cyber Security
3 2 (11.76%) Network Management
4 1 (5.88%) High Availability
4 1 (5.88%) Coaching
4 1 (5.88%) People Management
4 1 (5.88%) Time Management
4 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) Ruby
2 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
2 1 (5.88%) C
2 1 (5.88%) C#
2 1 (5.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (47.06%) CCNP
2 8 (47.06%) CCNA
3 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
4 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
5 2 (11.76%) DV Cleared
5 2 (11.76%) MCTS
5 2 (11.76%) MCITP
5 2 (11.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (11.76%) MCSE
5 2 (11.76%) MCSA
5 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (5.88%) JNCIA
6 1 (5.88%) JNCIS
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (23.53%) Hyper-V
3 3 (17.65%) XenServer
3 3 (17.65%) vSphere
3 3 (17.65%) VMware ESX
3 3 (17.65%) ProxySG
3 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.88%) KVM
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (11.76%) WSUS
1 2 (11.76%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) Puppet
2 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) Cisco
2 9 (52.94%) Citrix
3 8 (47.06%) Juniper
4 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
5 5 (29.41%) CheckPoint
5 5 (29.41%) VMware
6 3 (17.65%) Mitel
6 3 (17.65%) Blue Coat
6 3 (17.65%) SolarWinds
7 2 (11.76%) F5
7 2 (11.76%) Symantec
7 2 (11.76%) McAfee
7 2 (11.76%) BT
7 2 (11.76%) Lotus
8 1 (5.88%) Sun
8 1 (5.88%) Dell
8 1 (5.88%) NetApp
8 1 (5.88%) Google
8 1 (5.88%) LANDesk