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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 65 82 68
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -14
Permanent jobs citing WAN 36 22 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.67% 1.60% 1.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.68% 13.50% 11.46%
Number of salaries quoted 23 19 15
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,400 £55,000 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.31% +1.33%
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
152 163 192
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 11.27% 11.88% 16.41%
Number of salaries quoted 85 108 104
Average salary £35,000 £37,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.40% -12.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,200 £58,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 28 January 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 77 (93.90%) LAN
2 59 (71.95%) Microsoft
3 52 (63.41%) VMware
4 50 (60.98%) VMware Infrastructure
5 48 (58.54%) Finance
6 44 (53.66%) Wi-Fi
7 39 (47.56%) Back Office
8 35 (42.68%) SLA
9 34 (41.46%) Active Directory
9 34 (41.46%) Disaster Recovery
10 25 (30.49%) UNIX
11 22 (26.83%) Windows
12 20 (24.39%) Cisco
13 19 (23.17%) Firewall
14 14 (17.07%) MS Exchange
15 13 (15.85%) MS Excel
16 10 (12.20%) Hyper-V
17 9 (10.98%) Windows Server 2008
17 9 (10.98%) Lync
17 9 (10.98%) Windows Server 2012
17 9 (10.98%) Windows Server 2003
18 8 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
18 8 (9.76%) MCSE
18 8 (9.76%) Infrastructure Management
19 7 (8.54%) DNS
19 7 (8.54%) Enterprise Storage
19 7 (8.54%) Degree
20 6 (7.32%) Asset Management
20 6 (7.32%) Kindle
20 6 (7.32%) Network Security

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 14 (17.07%) MS Exchange
2 9 (10.98%) Lync
3 5 (6.10%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.88%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.66%) IIS
6 2 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (15.85%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.44%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.88%) Office 365
3 3 (3.66%) IaaS
3 3 (3.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 77 (93.90%) LAN
2 44 (53.66%) Wi-Fi
3 19 (23.17%) Firewall
4 7 (8.54%) DNS
5 6 (7.32%) Network Security
6 5 (6.10%) Wireless
6 5 (6.10%) VPN
7 4 (4.88%) Internet
7 4 (4.88%) VoIP
7 4 (4.88%) IP Telephony
8 3 (3.66%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (3.66%) SAN
9 2 (2.44%) MPLS
9 2 (2.44%) WAAS
9 2 (2.44%) MRTG
9 2 (2.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (2.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 1 (1.22%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.66%) SQL Server
General
1 48 (58.54%) Finance
2 39 (47.56%) Back Office
3 4 (4.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (34.15%) Analyst
2 27 (32.93%) Administrator
3 25 (30.49%) Systems Administrator
4 15 (18.29%) Support Analyst
4 15 (18.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 15 (18.29%) IT Support
5 14 (17.07%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 13 (15.85%) IT Support Analyst
7 8 (9.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 8 (9.76%) Architect
8 6 (7.32%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (7.32%) Technical Analyst
9 5 (6.10%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 5 (6.10%) Project Manager
9 5 (6.10%) Infrastructure Manager
10 4 (4.88%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
10 4 (4.88%) Technical Architect
10 4 (4.88%) Support Engineer
10 4 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (4.88%) Infrastructure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.54%) Enterprise Storage
2 6 (7.32%) Kindle
3 4 (4.88%) Fat Client
3 4 (4.88%) Thin Client
3 4 (4.88%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.88%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.66%) CMDB
5 1 (1.22%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 25 (30.49%) UNIX
2 22 (26.83%) Windows
3 9 (10.98%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (10.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (10.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (7.32%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.66%) Ubuntu
5 3 (3.66%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (41.46%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (9.76%) Infrastructure Management
3 6 (7.32%) Asset Management
4 3 (3.66%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (3.66%) Business Continuity
4 3 (3.66%) Migration
4 3 (3.66%) Project Management
4 3 (3.66%) Technical Analysis
4 3 (3.66%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 3 (3.66%) Load Balancing
4 3 (3.66%) Coaching
5 2 (2.44%) ITIL
5 2 (2.44%) Investment Management
6 1 (1.22%) Security Architecture
6 1 (1.22%) ITIL V3
6 1 (1.22%) Change Control
6 1 (1.22%) Software Distribution
6 1 (1.22%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (1.22%) Mentoring
6 1 (1.22%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.88%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (9.76%) MCSE
1 8 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (8.54%) Degree
3 5 (6.10%) HND
4 4 (4.88%) CCNA
4 4 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.66%) MCP
5 3 (3.66%) MCSA
5 3 (3.66%) CCNP
6 2 (2.44%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (42.68%) SLA
2 6 (7.32%) ISO 9001
3 3 (3.66%) QA
4 1 (1.22%) COBIT
System Software
1 50 (60.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (41.46%) Active Directory
3 10 (12.20%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.66%) Firmware
5 2 (2.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (3.66%) Windows Intune
2 2 (2.44%) SCCM
3 1 (1.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 59 (71.95%) Microsoft
2 52 (63.41%) VMware
3 20 (24.39%) Cisco
4 6 (7.32%) HP
5 5 (6.10%) CheckPoint
5 5 (6.10%) SolarWinds
6 3 (3.66%) EMC
7 2 (2.44%) F5
8 1 (1.22%) Symantec
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Informatiq Consulting
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