The table below looks at the statistics for WAAS skills in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAAS over the 3 months to 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS)
Rank 311 326 325
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -1
Permanent jobs citing WAAS 4 6 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.036% 0.050% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.22% 0.33% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 12
Average salary £75,000 £67,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
UK excluding London average salary £67,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+68.75% -5.88%
WAAS
London

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

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1854 1826 2354
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 16.69% 15.25% 19.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1611 1611 2101
Average salary £48,500 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £32,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £71,950 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

WAAS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

WAAS Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

WAAS
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WAAS across the City of London region.

WAAS Salary Trend in the City of London

WAAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs across the City of London region citing WAAS 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 WAAS.

1 13 (92.86%) VoIP
1 13 (92.86%) IPv6
1 13 (92.86%) TCP/IP
1 13 (92.86%) MPLS
1 13 (92.86%) OSPF
1 13 (92.86%) BGP
1 13 (92.86%) Firewall
1 13 (92.86%) Multicast
2 11 (78.57%) Network Architecture
2 11 (78.57%) WAN
3 10 (71.43%) Cisco
3 10 (71.43%) Finance
3 10 (71.43%) Electronic Trading
4 9 (64.29%) Cisco IOS
5 7 (50.00%) CheckPoint
5 7 (50.00%) Linux
6 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
6 6 (42.86%) Banking
6 6 (42.86%) Fixed Income
6 6 (42.86%) Derivative
7 5 (35.71%) Project Management
8 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
9 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (7.14%) CCIE
10 1 (7.14%) CCNP
10 1 (7.14%) CCIP
10 1 (7.14%) CCNA
10 1 (7.14%) CCDA
10 1 (7.14%) CCDP
10 1 (7.14%) CCVP

WAAS
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs across the City of London region citing WAAS 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 WAAS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (92.86%) VoIP
1 13 (92.86%) IPv6
1 13 (92.86%) TCP/IP
1 13 (92.86%) MPLS
1 13 (92.86%) OSPF
1 13 (92.86%) BGP
1 13 (92.86%) Firewall
1 13 (92.86%) Multicast
2 11 (78.57%) WAN
3 9 (64.29%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (7.14%) Wireless
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (7.14%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 10 (71.43%) Finance
2 6 (42.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Network Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Network Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Network Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Data Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Data Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Data Centre Architect
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Fixed Income
1 6 (42.86%) Derivative
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Network Architecture
2 10 (71.43%) Electronic Trading
3 5 (35.71%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
4 1 (7.14%) Information Security
4 1 (7.14%) Identity Management
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) WAN Optimisation
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.14%) CCIE
2 1 (7.14%) CCNP
2 1 (7.14%) CCIP
2 1 (7.14%) CCNA
2 1 (7.14%) CCDA
2 1 (7.14%) CCDP
2 1 (7.14%) CCVP
2 1 (7.14%) CWNA
2 1 (7.14%) CWSP
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Cisco
2 7 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.14%) Blue Coat
4 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds
4 1 (7.14%) F5