The table below looks at the statistics for WAAS skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAAS over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS)
Rank 842 829 808
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -21
Permanent jobs citing WAAS 35 32 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.033% 0.031% 0.058%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.18% 0.18% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 24 21 51
Average salary £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.00% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £55,000 £42,100
10% offered a salary of more than £68,100 £75,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £67,500 £70,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +64.70%
WAAS
UK

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

Communications & Networking Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
19169 18134 20938
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 17.92% 17.54% 20.14%
Number of salaries quoted 15403 14597 17315
Average salary £43,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.33% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

WAAS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

WAAS Jobs Demand Trend in England

WAAS
Salary Trend in England

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

WAAS Salary Trend in England

WAAS
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAAS across the England region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

WAAS Salary Histogram in England

WAAS
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAAS within the England region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014. 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
Yorkshire -25 14 £67,500 -
London -20 13 £62,500 -
South East -3 12 £67,500 -
West Midlands +8 10 £67,500 -
North West -19 4 £60,000 -14.28%
WAAS
UK

WAAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing WAAS 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 WAAS.

1 47 (75.81%) Cisco
2 33 (53.23%) Microsoft
3 32 (51.61%) WAN
4 25 (40.32%) Cisco Nexus
5 23 (37.10%) BGP
5 23 (37.10%) Firewall
6 22 (35.48%) OSPF
6 22 (35.48%) NetApp
6 22 (35.48%) SQL Server
6 22 (35.48%) Active Directory
6 22 (35.48%) EMC
6 22 (35.48%) Citrix
6 22 (35.48%) CCA
6 22 (35.48%) Citrix Certification
6 22 (35.48%) VMware
6 22 (35.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 22 (35.48%) VMware Infrastructure
6 22 (35.48%) Hyper-V
6 22 (35.48%) XenDesktop
6 22 (35.48%) NCDA
6 22 (35.48%) NCIE
6 22 (35.48%) VTSP
6 22 (35.48%) vCloud
7 20 (32.26%) TCP/IP
8 19 (30.65%) VoIP
8 19 (30.65%) MPLS
9 18 (29.03%) CheckPoint
9 18 (29.03%) Multicast
10 17 (27.42%) LAN
11 16 (25.81%) Finance

WAAS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing WAAS 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 WAAS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (19.35%) MS Exchange
1 12 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2003
1 12 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2007
1 12 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (9.68%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 32 (51.61%) WAN
2 25 (40.32%) Cisco Nexus
3 23 (37.10%) BGP
3 23 (37.10%) Firewall
4 22 (35.48%) OSPF
5 20 (32.26%) TCP/IP
6 19 (30.65%) VoIP
6 19 (30.65%) MPLS
7 18 (29.03%) Multicast
8 17 (27.42%) LAN
9 15 (24.19%) IPv6
10 10 (16.13%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (11.29%) SNMP
12 6 (9.68%) VPN
13 5 (8.06%) Wireless
14 4 (6.45%) Internet
14 4 (6.45%) DWDM
14 4 (6.45%) SSL
14 4 (6.45%) RIP
14 4 (6.45%) IGMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (35.48%) SQL Server
2 12 (19.35%) SQL Server 2005
2 12 (19.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (14.52%) BusinessObjects
General
1 16 (25.81%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Banking
3 3 (4.84%) Marketing
3 3 (4.84%) Legal
3 3 (4.84%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (33.87%) Architect
2 19 (30.65%) Network Engineer
3 13 (20.97%) Consultant
4 12 (19.35%) Solutions Architect
4 12 (19.35%) Virtualisation Architect
4 12 (19.35%) Storage Architect
4 12 (19.35%) Storage Solutions Architect
5 10 (16.13%) FlexPod Consultant
5 10 (16.13%) Technology Consultant
5 10 (16.13%) Pre Sales Consultant
6 9 (14.52%) Network Architect
7 6 (9.68%) Senior Network Engineer
8 5 (8.06%) Network Manager
8 5 (8.06%) Operations Manager
8 5 (8.06%) Network Operations Manager
9 4 (6.45%) Senior Architect
9 4 (6.45%) Senior Network Architect
10 3 (4.84%) Senior Manager
10 3 (4.84%) Operations Engineer
11 2 (3.23%) Senior Data Architect
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.35%) CLARiiON
1 12 (19.35%) Celerra
2 10 (16.13%) FlexPod
3 9 (14.52%) FMCG
4 5 (8.06%) Derivative
5 4 (6.45%) Fixed Income
6 3 (4.84%) Computer Science
6 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (4.84%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 14 (22.58%) Linux
2 5 (8.06%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (24.19%) Project Management
2 11 (17.74%) Network Architecture
3 9 (14.52%) Load Balancing
3 9 (14.52%) ERP
4 8 (12.90%) Electronic Trading
5 4 (6.45%) Business Continuity
6 3 (4.84%) Use Case
6 3 (4.84%) Software Architecture
6 3 (4.84%) Configuration Management
6 3 (4.84%) Service Management
6 3 (4.84%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.23%) Migration
7 2 (3.23%) ITIL
7 2 (3.23%) PRINCE2
7 2 (3.23%) Low Latency
7 2 (3.23%) Information Security
8 1 (1.61%) Network Design
8 1 (1.61%) Line Management
8 1 (1.61%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 22 (35.48%) CCA
1 22 (35.48%) Citrix Certification
1 22 (35.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 22 (35.48%) NCDA
1 22 (35.48%) NCIE
1 22 (35.48%) VTSP
2 12 (19.35%) CCIA
2 12 (19.35%) VCAP
2 12 (19.35%) MCTS
2 12 (19.35%) MCITP
2 12 (19.35%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (19.35%) CCEA
2 12 (19.35%) MCSE
3 10 (16.13%) CCEE
4 8 (12.90%) CCNA
5 7 (11.29%) CCIE
5 7 (11.29%) CCNP
6 5 (8.06%) CCDP
7 4 (6.45%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) COBIT
System Software
1 22 (35.48%) Active Directory
1 22 (35.48%) VMware Infrastructure
1 22 (35.48%) Hyper-V
1 22 (35.48%) XenDesktop
1 22 (35.48%) vCloud
2 12 (19.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.23%) CA Spectrum
1 2 (3.23%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 47 (75.81%) Cisco
2 33 (53.23%) Microsoft
3 22 (35.48%) EMC
3 22 (35.48%) Citrix
3 22 (35.48%) NetApp
3 22 (35.48%) VMware
4 18 (29.03%) CheckPoint
5 12 (19.35%) 3PAR
5 12 (19.35%) Ipanema Technologies
6 10 (16.13%) F5
7 9 (14.52%) Business Objects
7 9 (14.52%) SAP
8 6 (9.68%) Juniper
8 6 (9.68%) Riverbed
9 5 (8.06%) CA
10 4 (6.45%) Nortel
11 3 (4.84%) NetScout
11 3 (4.84%) Fortinet
11 3 (4.84%) Nimsoft
12 2 (3.23%) Splunk