The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 60 74 70
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -4
Permanent jobs citing WAN 26 14 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 2.38% 1.27% 1.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.44% 6.01% 9.23%
Number of salaries quoted 16 6 16
Average salary £38,250 £54,000 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.16% +100.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £54,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £54,000 £53,750
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -1.31%
WAN
East of England

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

Communications & Networking Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
209 233 195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 19.10% 21.20% 19.44%
Number of salaries quoted 157 198 172
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,734 £32,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

WAN
Salary Trend in Essex

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

WAN Salary Trend in Essex

WAN
Salary Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAN across the Essex region over the 3 months to 15 September 2014.

WAN Salary Histogram in Essex

WAN
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Essex region over the 3 months to 15 September 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
Basildon - 13 £45,000 - 1
Colchester +2 1 £37,500 - 1
Chelmsford -8 1 £35,000 -35.18% 1
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT jobs across the Essex 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 19 (46.34%) Cisco
3 17 (41.46%) Juniper
3 17 (41.46%) Firewall
4 16 (39.02%) TCP/IP
5 15 (36.59%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (36.59%) Windows
6 14 (34.15%) OSPF
6 14 (34.15%) BGP
6 14 (34.15%) Multicast
7 13 (31.71%) MPLS
8 11 (26.83%) SAN
9 10 (24.39%) VPN
10 9 (21.95%) DNS
10 9 (21.95%) Internet
11 8 (19.51%) Finance
11 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
11 8 (19.51%) Linux
11 8 (19.51%) ITIL
11 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (19.51%) Network Architecture
11 8 (19.51%) VMware
11 8 (19.51%) System Testing
12 7 (17.07%) Network Security
12 7 (17.07%) Junos
12 7 (17.07%) SDH
12 7 (17.07%) CCIE
12 7 (17.07%) CCNP
12 7 (17.07%) DWDM
13 6 (14.63%) Project Management

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT jobs across the Essex 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 5 (12.20%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.44%) IIS
4 1 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (14.63%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 31 (75.61%) LAN
2 17 (41.46%) Firewall
3 16 (39.02%) TCP/IP
4 14 (34.15%) OSPF
4 14 (34.15%) BGP
4 14 (34.15%) Multicast
5 13 (31.71%) MPLS
6 11 (26.83%) SAN
7 10 (24.39%) VPN
8 9 (21.95%) DNS
8 9 (21.95%) Internet
9 7 (17.07%) DWDM
9 7 (17.07%) SDH
9 7 (17.07%) Junos
9 7 (17.07%) Network Security
10 6 (14.63%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (12.20%) VLAN
11 5 (12.20%) FWSM
12 4 (9.76%) Intranet
13 3 (7.32%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 8 (19.51%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.44%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 15 (36.59%) Network Engineer
2 6 (14.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Design Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Architect
3 5 (12.20%) Network Design Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Network Architect
4 4 (9.76%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (7.32%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (4.88%) Junior
6 2 (4.88%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) IP Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Network Design Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Junior Network Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Avaya Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Coordinator
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Design Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Equities
2 1 (2.44%) Statistics
2 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.44%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 15 (36.59%) Windows
2 8 (19.51%) Linux
2 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (12.20%) Windows Vista
3 5 (12.20%) Windows XP
4 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.51%) ITIL
1 8 (19.51%) System Testing
1 8 (19.51%) Network Architecture
2 6 (14.63%) Project Management
2 6 (14.63%) Regression Testing
2 6 (14.63%) Load Balancing
3 5 (12.20%) Network Design
4 2 (4.88%) Service Delivery
4 2 (4.88%) Network Management
4 2 (4.88%) Change Control
5 1 (2.44%) Low Latency
5 1 (2.44%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (2.44%) High Availability
5 1 (2.44%) Change Management
5 1 (2.44%) Logistics
5 1 (2.44%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.20%) Perl
1 5 (12.20%) Python
2 3 (7.32%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (36.59%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (17.07%) CCIE
2 7 (17.07%) CCNP
3 6 (14.63%) CCDA
3 6 (14.63%) JNCIE
4 5 (12.20%) CCSP
5 3 (7.32%) CCNA
6 2 (4.88%) Degree
6 2 (4.88%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.44%) MCSE
7 1 (2.44%) CCDP
7 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 6 (14.63%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) WSUS
2 1 (2.44%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 19 (46.34%) Cisco
2 17 (41.46%) Juniper
3 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
3 8 (19.51%) VMware
4 6 (14.63%) F5
5 5 (12.20%) LANDesk
6 2 (4.88%) Toshiba
6 2 (4.88%) Avaya
6 2 (4.88%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.44%) Symantec
7 1 (2.44%) McAfee
7 1 (2.44%) Oracle
7 1 (2.44%) Citrix
Basildon, Essex
Xchanging
Salary: Bens, Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Chelmsford
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago