The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 70 61 65
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +4
Permanent jobs citing WAN 12 28 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 1.82% 3.09% 2.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.38% 19.72% 14.39%
Number of salaries quoted 12 18 17
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
WAN
South West

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

Communications & Networking Category
Dorset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
128 142 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 19.45% 15.69% 17.08%
Number of salaries quoted 92 117 91
Average salary £35,000 £29,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.68% -31.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

WAN
Salary Trend in Dorset

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

WAN Salary Trend in Dorset

WAN
Salary Histogram in Dorset

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAN across the Dorset region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Dorset

WAN
Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth -4 11 £32,500 +8.33%
WAN
South West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Dorset 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 14 (87.50%) LAN
2 13 (81.25%) Firewall
2 13 (81.25%) VMware
3 12 (75.00%) Cisco
4 11 (68.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (62.50%) Wireless
5 10 (62.50%) Juniper
6 9 (56.25%) SonicWALL
7 8 (50.00%) Data Centre
8 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
8 7 (43.75%) Windows
9 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
10 3 (18.75%) CCNA
10 3 (18.75%) VoIP
10 3 (18.75%) Citrix
10 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
11 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
11 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
11 2 (12.50%) MS Office
11 2 (12.50%) ITIL
11 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
11 2 (12.50%) SAN
11 2 (12.50%) CCNP
12 1 (6.25%) C
12 1 (6.25%) CCDA
12 1 (6.25%) CCDP
12 1 (6.25%) HP
12 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (6.25%) Terminal Server

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Dorset 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 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (87.50%) LAN
2 13 (81.25%) Firewall
3 10 (62.50%) Wireless
4 3 (18.75%) VoIP
5 2 (12.50%) SAN
6 1 (6.25%) DMZ
6 1 (6.25%) MPLS
6 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
6 1 (6.25%) VPN
6 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications
6 1 (6.25%) PABX
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Network Engineer
1 9 (56.25%) Senior Network Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Architect
3 2 (12.50%) IT Support
3 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Design Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Design Leader
4 1 (6.25%) Security Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) ICT Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) ICT Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Support Technician
4 1 (6.25%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (6.25%) Network Manager
4 1 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Security Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Lead Architect
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Handset
2 1 (6.25%) PDA
2 1 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
3 1 (6.25%) CRM
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
3 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity
3 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (18.75%) CCNA
3 2 (12.50%) CCNP
4 1 (6.25%) CCDA
4 1 (6.25%) CCDP
4 1 (6.25%) MCSE
4 1 (6.25%) MCSA
4 1 (6.25%) CCSP
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (6.25%) JNCIA
4 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (68.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.25%) Terminal Server
3 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) VMware
2 12 (75.00%) Cisco
3 10 (62.50%) Juniper
4 9 (56.25%) SonicWALL
5 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
6 3 (18.75%) Citrix
7 1 (6.25%) HP
7 1 (6.25%) Toshiba