The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Croydon 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 33 46 41
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -5
Permanent jobs citing WAN 10 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Croydon 5.24% 0.80% 0.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 32.26% 4.55% 4.29%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 3
Average salary £30,000 £45,000 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% +87.50%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
WAN
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 Croydon region.

Communications & Networking Category
Croydon
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
31 44 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Croydon 16.23% 17.53% 18.57%
Number of salaries quoted 28 36 69
Average salary £30,000 £31,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% -25.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,250 £62,500 £52,800
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

WAN
Salary Trend in Croydon

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

WAN Salary Trend in Croydon

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the Croydon 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 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 12 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 11 (73.33%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (73.33%) ITIL
3 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
3 11 (73.33%) Firewall
3 11 (73.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (66.67%) MS Exchange
5 9 (60.00%) CRM
5 9 (60.00%) E-Commerce
5 9 (60.00%) IIS
5 9 (60.00%) Linux
5 9 (60.00%) Adobe
5 9 (60.00%) Dell
5 9 (60.00%) Apple
5 9 (60.00%) Internet
5 9 (60.00%) MPLS
5 9 (60.00%) CentOS
5 9 (60.00%) ZABBIX
5 9 (60.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (60.00%) Marketing
5 9 (60.00%) Email Marketing
5 9 (60.00%) Data Protection
5 9 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (60.00%) Back Office
5 9 (60.00%) VMware
5 9 (60.00%) Office 365
5 9 (60.00%) vSphere
5 9 (60.00%) SaaS
5 9 (60.00%) VMware ESXi

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the Croydon 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 10 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 9 (60.00%) IIS
2 9 (60.00%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (60.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (60.00%) Office 365
1 9 (60.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (73.33%) Firewall
2 9 (60.00%) Internet
2 9 (60.00%) MPLS
3 6 (40.00%) LAN
4 5 (33.33%) PABX
5 4 (26.67%) PBX
6 2 (13.33%) Wireless
General
1 9 (60.00%) Marketing
1 9 (60.00%) Back Office
2 2 (13.33%) Electronics
3 1 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Help Desk Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (13.33%) Network Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Help Desk Support
3 2 (13.33%) IT Support
4 1 (6.67%) Support Supervisor
4 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Service Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 11 (73.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Device Driver
2 2 (13.33%) 3D Printing
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 12 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 11 (73.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (60.00%) Linux
4 9 (60.00%) CentOS
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Vista
5 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) ITIL
2 9 (60.00%) CRM
2 9 (60.00%) E-Commerce
2 9 (60.00%) Email Marketing
2 9 (60.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (13.33%) Document Management
3 2 (13.33%) Network Management
4 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.67%) Process Management
4 1 (6.67%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) R
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (26.67%) CCNA
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (13.33%) MCSE
2 2 (13.33%) MCP
3 1 (6.67%) CCSE
3 1 (6.67%) Check Point Certification
3 1 (6.67%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 9 (60.00%) vSphere
1 9 (60.00%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (60.00%) ZABBIX
2 2 (13.33%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (6.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 9 (60.00%) Adobe
2 9 (60.00%) Dell
2 9 (60.00%) Apple
2 9 (60.00%) VMware
3 6 (40.00%) Cisco
4 4 (26.67%) Meraki
4 4 (26.67%) Avaya
5 2 (13.33%) Juniper
5 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
5 2 (13.33%) SolarWinds
6 1 (6.67%) Aruba
6 1 (6.67%) Riverbed
6 1 (6.67%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (6.67%) Citrix
6 1 (6.67%) HP