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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 40 30 40
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +10
Permanent jobs citing WAN 5 5 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Croydon 2.16% 2.26% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.90% 7.69% 2.56%
Number of salaries quoted 4 5 1
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +46.15%
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
42 65 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Croydon 18.18% 29.41% 17.26%
Number of salaries quoted 37 63 38
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +6.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £25,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £45,000 £50,000
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
Salary Histogram in Croydon

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAN across the Croydon region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

WAN Salary Histogram in Croydon

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 8 (80.00%) LAN
2 7 (70.00%) Windows
3 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (60.00%) VMware
3 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (50.00%) Firewall
4 5 (50.00%) Degree
5 4 (40.00%) iSCSI
5 4 (40.00%) Wireless
5 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 4 (40.00%) VPN
5 4 (40.00%) SLA
6 3 (30.00%) Cisco
6 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
6 3 (30.00%) MS Office
6 3 (30.00%) HP
6 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
6 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (20.00%) vSphere
7 2 (20.00%) Network Management
7 2 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (20.00%) Office 365
7 2 (20.00%) Statistics
7 2 (20.00%) WSUS
7 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
7 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 2 (20.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Office
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) LAN
2 5 (50.00%) Firewall
3 4 (40.00%) Wireless
3 4 (40.00%) VPN
3 4 (40.00%) iSCSI
4 2 (20.00%) DNS
4 2 (20.00%) SAN
4 2 (20.00%) VoIP
4 2 (20.00%) DHCP
5 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (10.00%) PBX
5 1 (10.00%) Network Security
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Architect
1 2 (20.00%) Analyst
1 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 2 (20.00%) Support Manager
1 2 (20.00%) IT Support Manager
1 2 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) IT Support
2 1 (10.00%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre Manager
2 1 (10.00%) IT Security Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Security Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Network Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Statistics
1 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL
1 2 (20.00%) Project Management
1 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (20.00%) Migration
1 2 (20.00%) Network Management
1 2 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (10.00%) Customer Insight
2 1 (10.00%) Network Design
2 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (10.00%) Change Management
2 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) CCNA
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) SLA
2 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (20.00%) vSphere
3 2 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) WSUS
2 1 (10.00%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (10.00%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) VMware
2 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) HP
3 2 (20.00%) Juniper
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) LANDesk
4 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds
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