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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 67 34 46
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +12
Permanent jobs citing WAN 5 18 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.73% 4.55% 2.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.68% 21.18% 23.08%
Number of salaries quoted 5 17 11
Average salary £29,000 £37,500 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.66% +44.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,200 £31,300 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £51,000 £27,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
136 85 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 19.77% 21.46% 12.72%
Number of salaries quoted 115 71 55
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +36.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £37,500 £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 4 March 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Cardiff

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 30 (83.33%) Cisco
2 29 (80.56%) LAN
3 23 (63.89%) VPN
3 23 (63.89%) Firewall
4 18 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (38.89%) VMware
6 13 (36.11%) CheckPoint
7 12 (33.33%) Citrix
7 12 (33.33%) CCNP
8 11 (30.56%) CCNA
8 11 (30.56%) VoIP
8 11 (30.56%) MPLS
8 11 (30.56%) Wireless
8 11 (30.56%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (27.78%) Juniper
9 10 (27.78%) Windows
9 10 (27.78%) DNS
10 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
10 9 (25.00%) Active Directory
10 9 (25.00%) VMware ESX
10 9 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (22.22%) Service Delivery
11 8 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (22.22%) Degree
11 8 (22.22%) Internet
12 7 (19.44%) Load Balancing
12 7 (19.44%) Hyper-V
13 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
13 6 (16.67%) Time Management
13 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 6 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 6 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (11.11%) IIS
3 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (5.56%) IBM Notes
3 2 (5.56%) Lync
3 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.78%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (11.11%) Office 365
3 3 (8.33%) SaaS
3 3 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (80.56%) LAN
2 23 (63.89%) VPN
2 23 (63.89%) Firewall
3 11 (30.56%) VoIP
3 11 (30.56%) MPLS
3 11 (30.56%) Wireless
3 11 (30.56%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (27.78%) DNS
5 9 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (22.22%) Internet
7 6 (16.67%) IPv4
7 6 (16.67%) IPv6
7 6 (16.67%) FTP
8 5 (13.89%) DHCP
8 5 (13.89%) BGP
8 5 (13.89%) OSPF
8 5 (13.89%) SAN
8 5 (13.89%) VPLS
9 4 (11.11%) IPsec
9 4 (11.11%) Ethernet
General
1 4 (11.11%) Welsh Language
1 4 (11.11%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.78%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 17 (47.22%) Network Engineer
2 8 (22.22%) Senior Network Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Architect
5 4 (11.11%) Network Architect
5 4 (11.11%) Network Administrator
5 4 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Administrator
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Architect
6 3 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Network Architect
6 3 (8.33%) Security Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.78%) Windows
2 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (13.89%) Linux
4 2 (5.56%) Android
4 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.56%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.78%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.22%) Service Delivery
2 7 (19.44%) Load Balancing
3 6 (16.67%) Time Management
3 6 (16.67%) Network Design
3 6 (16.67%) ITIL
4 5 (13.89%) Mentoring
4 5 (13.89%) Network Management
5 3 (8.33%) Line Management
5 3 (8.33%) Software Deployment
5 3 (8.33%) Network Architecture
5 3 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (8.33%) Project Management
5 3 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (5.56%) Performance Testing
6 2 (5.56%) Cyber Security
7 1 (2.78%) People Management
7 1 (2.78%) Coaching
7 1 (2.78%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.78%) Project Planning
7 1 (2.78%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.89%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.78%) C#
2 1 (2.78%) Perl
2 1 (2.78%) Ruby
2 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (33.33%) CCNP
3 11 (30.56%) CCNA
4 8 (22.22%) Degree
5 5 (13.89%) CCIE
6 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
7 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
8 2 (5.56%) MCTS
8 2 (5.56%) MCITP
8 2 (5.56%) DV Cleared
8 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (5.56%) MCSE
8 2 (5.56%) MCSA
8 2 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (2.78%) VCP4
9 1 (2.78%) CCDA
9 1 (2.78%) CCDP
9 1 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (2.78%) JNCIA
9 1 (2.78%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 9 (25.00%) VMware ESX
2 8 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (19.44%) Hyper-V
4 3 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (8.33%) vSphere
4 3 (8.33%) ProxySG
4 3 (8.33%) XenServer
5 1 (2.78%) KVM
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) WSUS
1 2 (5.56%) SCCM
1 2 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 30 (83.33%) Cisco
2 14 (38.89%) VMware
3 13 (36.11%) CheckPoint
4 12 (33.33%) Citrix
5 10 (27.78%) Juniper
6 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 5 (13.89%) F5
8 4 (11.11%) LANDesk
8 4 (11.11%) NetApp
8 4 (11.11%) HP
9 3 (8.33%) Mitel
9 3 (8.33%) Blue Coat
9 3 (8.33%) SolarWinds
9 3 (8.33%) Google
10 2 (5.56%) BT
10 2 (5.56%) Lotus
10 2 (5.56%) McAfee
10 2 (5.56%) Symantec
11 1 (2.78%) Dell