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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 64 77 73
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -4
Permanent jobs citing WAN 41 28 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.92% 1.96% 1.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.70% 17.83% 10.34%
Number of salaries quoted 30 25 9
Average salary £31,500 £36,895 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.62% -18.01%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,800 £30,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,300 £72,500 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £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
173 157 174
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 12.33% 10.98% 14.95%
Number of salaries quoted 101 107 85
Average salary £34,000 £36,895 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.84% -1.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £64,250
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 24 December 2014.

WAN Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 72 (93.51%) LAN
2 54 (70.13%) Microsoft
3 47 (61.04%) VMware
4 45 (58.44%) Finance
4 45 (58.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 40 (51.95%) Wi-Fi
6 35 (45.45%) Back Office
7 31 (40.26%) SLA
7 31 (40.26%) Active Directory
8 30 (38.96%) Disaster Recovery
9 23 (29.87%) UNIX
10 20 (25.97%) Windows
11 19 (24.68%) Firewall
12 18 (23.38%) Cisco
13 13 (16.88%) MS Excel
13 13 (16.88%) MS Exchange
14 10 (12.99%) Hyper-V
15 9 (11.69%) Lync
16 8 (10.39%) MCSE
16 8 (10.39%) HP
16 8 (10.39%) Microsoft Certification
16 8 (10.39%) Windows Server 2003
16 8 (10.39%) Degree
16 8 (10.39%) Infrastructure Management
17 7 (9.09%) DNS
17 7 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
17 7 (9.09%) Enterprise Storage
17 7 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
18 6 (7.79%) VPN
18 6 (7.79%) Windows 7

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 13 (16.88%) MS Exchange
2 9 (11.69%) Lync
3 5 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (5.19%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.90%) IIS
6 2 (2.60%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (16.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.60%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.19%) Office 365
3 3 (3.90%) IaaS
3 3 (3.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 72 (93.51%) LAN
2 40 (51.95%) Wi-Fi
3 19 (24.68%) Firewall
4 7 (9.09%) DNS
5 6 (7.79%) VPN
6 5 (6.49%) Internet
6 5 (6.49%) VoIP
6 5 (6.49%) Wireless
7 4 (5.19%) IP Telephony
7 4 (5.19%) Network Security
8 3 (3.90%) SAN
9 2 (2.60%) MPLS
9 2 (2.60%) WLAN
9 2 (2.60%) BGP
9 2 (2.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (2.60%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 1 (1.30%) EIGRP
10 1 (1.30%) SSL
10 1 (1.30%) OSPF
10 1 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.90%) SQL Server
General
1 45 (58.44%) Finance
2 35 (45.45%) Back Office
3 4 (5.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (32.47%) Administrator
2 23 (29.87%) Analyst
2 23 (29.87%) Systems Administrator
3 13 (16.88%) Support Analyst
3 13 (16.88%) 2nd Line Support
3 13 (16.88%) IT Support
4 12 (15.58%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 11 (14.29%) IT Support Analyst
6 8 (10.39%) Architect
7 7 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 6 (7.79%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (6.49%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 5 (6.49%) Project Manager
9 5 (6.49%) Support Engineer
9 5 (6.49%) Infrastructure Manager
10 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
10 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Architect
10 4 (5.19%) Technical Architect
11 3 (3.90%) Senior Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.09%) Enterprise Storage
2 4 (5.19%) Fat Client
2 4 (5.19%) Thin Client
2 4 (5.19%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.19%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.90%) CMDB
4 2 (2.60%) Kindle
5 1 (1.30%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 23 (29.87%) UNIX
2 20 (25.97%) Windows
3 8 (10.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (7.79%) Windows 7
6 3 (3.90%) Ubuntu
6 3 (3.90%) Linux
7 1 (1.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (38.96%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (10.39%) Infrastructure Management
3 4 (5.19%) ITIL
3 4 (5.19%) Load Balancing
4 3 (3.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 3 (3.90%) Project Management
4 3 (3.90%) Migration
4 3 (3.90%) Business Continuity
4 3 (3.90%) Asset Management
4 3 (3.90%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (3.90%) Technical Analysis
4 3 (3.90%) Coaching
5 2 (2.60%) Change Management
5 2 (2.60%) Investment Management
6 1 (1.30%) Security Architecture
6 1 (1.30%) Fund Management
6 1 (1.30%) Problem Management
6 1 (1.30%) ITIL V3
6 1 (1.30%) Change Control
6 1 (1.30%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.19%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.30%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (10.39%) MCSE
1 8 (10.39%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (10.39%) Degree
2 5 (6.49%) CCNA
2 5 (6.49%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (6.49%) HND
3 3 (3.90%) MCP
3 3 (3.90%) MCSA
3 3 (3.90%) CCNP
4 2 (2.60%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (40.26%) SLA
2 3 (3.90%) ISO 9001
2 3 (3.90%) QA
3 1 (1.30%) COBIT
System Software
1 45 (58.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (40.26%) Active Directory
3 10 (12.99%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.90%) Firmware
5 2 (2.60%) XenServer
6 1 (1.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (3.90%) Windows Intune
2 2 (2.60%) SCCM
3 1 (1.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 54 (70.13%) Microsoft
2 47 (61.04%) VMware
3 18 (23.38%) Cisco
4 8 (10.39%) HP
5 4 (5.19%) CheckPoint
6 3 (3.90%) EMC
6 3 (3.90%) F5
7 2 (2.60%) Citrix
7 2 (2.60%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.30%) Symantec
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