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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 83 90 90
Rank change year-on-year
+7 0
Permanent jobs citing WAN 21 21 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.45% 1.35% 0.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.64% 11.93% 5.26%
Number of salaries quoted 20 13 4
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,450 £27,500 £29,700
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £44,500 £36,400
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
WAN
Scotland

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

Communications & Networking Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
154 176 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.65% 11.33% 8.18%
Number of salaries quoted 118 103 56
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,450 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £62,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

WAN
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

WAN Salary Trend in Edinburgh

WAN
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

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

WAN Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 31 (75.61%) LAN
2 27 (65.85%) Windows
3 26 (63.41%) VMware
4 23 (56.10%) Cisco
5 17 (41.46%) Microsoft
5 17 (41.46%) Active Directory
5 17 (41.46%) Firewall
6 16 (39.02%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (26.83%) SAN
7 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (26.83%) MS Exchange
7 11 (26.83%) SQL Server
8 10 (24.39%) Hyper-V
9 9 (21.95%) SQL
9 9 (21.95%) Citrix
9 9 (21.95%) Finance
10 8 (19.51%) MPLS
10 8 (19.51%) vSphere
10 8 (19.51%) Lync
11 7 (17.07%) SolarWinds
11 7 (17.07%) Network Security
11 7 (17.07%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (17.07%) Wireless
11 7 (17.07%) Asset Management
12 6 (14.63%) CheckPoint
12 6 (14.63%) ITIL
12 6 (14.63%) VoIP
12 6 (14.63%) Linux

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 11 (26.83%) MS Exchange
2 8 (19.51%) Lync
3 5 (12.20%) SharePoint
4 4 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (7.32%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (7.32%) IIS
5 3 (7.32%) Apache
6 2 (4.88%) Tomcat
6 2 (4.88%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (12.20%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.32%) MS Project
2 3 (7.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (7.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (75.61%) LAN
2 17 (41.46%) Firewall
3 11 (26.83%) SAN
4 8 (19.51%) MPLS
5 7 (17.07%) Wireless
5 7 (17.07%) Network Security
6 6 (14.63%) VoIP
7 5 (12.20%) VPN
7 5 (12.20%) MRTG
8 4 (9.76%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (9.76%) DNS
8 4 (9.76%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (7.32%) VLAN
9 3 (7.32%) Internet
9 3 (7.32%) DHCP
9 3 (7.32%) TCP/IP
10 2 (4.88%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (4.88%) IPsec
10 2 (4.88%) LDAP
10 2 (4.88%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.83%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.76%) MySQL
3 1 (2.44%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Bugzilla
1 4 (9.76%) JIRA
1 4 (9.76%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (9.76%) FogBugz
General
1 9 (21.95%) Finance
2 5 (12.20%) Manufacturing
3 3 (7.32%) Back Office
3 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.88%) Banking
4 2 (4.88%) Retail
5 1 (2.44%) Marketing
5 1 (2.44%) Electronics
5 1 (2.44%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Analyst
2 5 (12.20%) Project Manager
2 5 (12.20%) Network Engineer
2 5 (12.20%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (9.76%) Support Analyst
3 4 (9.76%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (7.32%) Administrator
4 3 (7.32%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) IT Support
5 2 (4.88%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (2.44%) IT Administrator
6 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 1 (2.44%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) .NET
1 1 (2.44%) XML
1 1 (2.44%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Kindle
1 3 (7.32%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.88%) EMC VNX
2 2 (4.88%) Thin Client
2 2 (4.88%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.44%) DTV
3 1 (2.44%) CCTV
3 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 27 (65.85%) Windows
2 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (14.63%) Linux
4 4 (9.76%) Mac OS X
4 4 (9.76%) Android
4 4 (9.76%) Apple iOS
5 2 (4.88%) Data ONTAP
5 2 (4.88%) UNIX
5 2 (4.88%) Debian
6 1 (2.44%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.44%) Solaris
6 1 (2.44%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.07%) Asset Management
2 6 (14.63%) ITIL
3 5 (12.20%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (9.76%) CRM
4 4 (9.76%) Customer Engagement
4 4 (9.76%) Test Management
5 3 (7.32%) Data Protection
5 3 (7.32%) MOF
6 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2
6 2 (4.88%) Logistics
6 2 (4.88%) Supplier Management
6 2 (4.88%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (4.88%) Open Source
7 1 (2.44%) Network Architecture
7 1 (2.44%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.44%) Network Management
7 1 (2.44%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.44%) Business Continuity Management
7 1 (2.44%) Line Management
7 1 (2.44%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.95%) SQL
2 6 (14.63%) Python
3 4 (9.76%) Shell Script
3 4 (9.76%) Ruby
3 4 (9.76%) JavaScript
3 4 (9.76%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.88%) Perl
4 2 (4.88%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.44%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.44%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (17.07%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (9.76%) ISTQB
2 4 (9.76%) CCNA
2 4 (9.76%) ISEB
3 3 (7.32%) CCNP
4 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.44%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) SLA
1 4 (9.76%) QA
2 3 (7.32%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 17 (41.46%) Active Directory
2 16 (39.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (24.39%) Hyper-V
4 8 (19.51%) vSphere
5 6 (14.63%) XenApp
6 4 (9.76%) XenDesktop
7 3 (7.32%) ISA Server
7 3 (7.32%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (4.88%) DFS Replication
9 1 (2.44%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) SCOM
2 2 (4.88%) Backup Exec
2 2 (4.88%) SCCM
3 1 (2.44%) Nagios
Vendors
1 26 (63.41%) VMware
2 23 (56.10%) Cisco
3 17 (41.46%) Microsoft
4 9 (21.95%) Citrix
5 7 (17.07%) SolarWinds
6 6 (14.63%) CheckPoint
7 4 (9.76%) EMC
8 3 (7.32%) Symantec
9 2 (4.88%) Brocade
9 2 (4.88%) HP
9 2 (4.88%) NetApp
9 2 (4.88%) Perforce
10 1 (2.44%) F5
10 1 (2.44%) Sun
10 1 (2.44%) IBM
10 1 (2.44%) Oracle
10 1 (2.44%) SAP
10 1 (2.44%) Draytek
10 1 (2.44%) Polycom
10 1 (2.44%) Charles River
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