The first table below looks at the demand for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Hertfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 51 84 85
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +1
Permanent jobs citing WAN 111 55 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 4.48% 2.60% 2.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.30% 10.56% 12.31%
Number of salaries quoted 83 50 68
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -3.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £15,100 £19,850
10% offered a salary of more than £64,250 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Communications & Networking Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
575 521 577
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 23.19% 24.59% 21.66%
Number of salaries quoted 457 345 445
Average salary £46,000 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.23% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,350 £60,000 £60,900
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
WAN
East of England

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

WAN
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

WAN Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

WAN
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAN across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

WAN Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

WAN
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
Watford +17 50 £45,000 -10.00% 5
Hemel Hempstead -5 15 £45,000 -6.73%
St Albans +10 11 £30,000 -29.41% 1
Letchworth +8 9 £26,500 -49.52%
Stevenage +6 5 £36,000 -33.33%
Berkhamsted - 4 £37,000 -
Potters Bar - 3 £45,000 -
Baldock -1 1 £35,000 -1.40%
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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.

1 183 (89.71%) LAN
2 107 (52.45%) Cisco
3 105 (51.47%) Firewall
4 72 (35.29%) Microsoft
5 70 (34.31%) Cisco Certification
6 67 (32.84%) Windows
7 58 (28.43%) ITIL
8 54 (26.47%) VMware
9 48 (23.53%) CheckPoint
10 46 (22.55%) HP
11 44 (21.57%) VPN
12 41 (20.10%) VMware Infrastructure
13 40 (19.61%) Active Directory
13 40 (19.61%) Linux
14 36 (17.65%) CCNA
15 35 (17.16%) CCNP
16 34 (16.67%) TCP/IP
16 34 (16.67%) MPLS
17 33 (16.18%) Citrix
18 32 (15.69%) VoIP
18 32 (15.69%) MS Excel
19 31 (15.20%) Finance
19 31 (15.20%) Windows Server 2008
20 26 (12.75%) Hyper-V
20 26 (12.75%) Retail
21 25 (12.25%) Network Security
22 24 (11.76%) SAN
23 23 (11.27%) Juniper
23 23 (11.27%) MS Office
23 23 (11.27%) DNS

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 21 (10.29%) Lync
2 15 (7.35%) MS Exchange
3 11 (5.39%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (4.90%) IIS
5 7 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (2.45%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.47%) Apache
8 3 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.98%) WebSphere Portal
9 2 (0.98%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (0.98%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.98%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.49%) Tomcat
Applications
1 32 (15.69%) MS Excel
2 23 (11.27%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (9.80%) PaaS
2 12 (5.88%) IaaS
3 10 (4.90%) Office 365
4 7 (3.43%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 183 (89.71%) LAN
2 105 (51.47%) Firewall
3 44 (21.57%) VPN
4 34 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 34 (16.67%) MPLS
5 32 (15.69%) VoIP
6 25 (12.25%) Network Security
7 24 (11.76%) SAN
8 23 (11.27%) DNS
8 23 (11.27%) VLAN
9 21 (10.29%) BGP
9 21 (10.29%) DHCP
10 20 (9.80%) OSPF
11 18 (8.82%) Wi-Fi
12 14 (6.86%) IPsec
13 13 (6.37%) IP Telephony
13 13 (6.37%) EIGRP
13 13 (6.37%) Internet
14 12 (5.88%) Cisco IOS
14 12 (5.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.92%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.47%) MySQL
3 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (1.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 31 (15.20%) Finance
2 26 (12.75%) Retail
3 8 (3.92%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.96%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.96%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 60 (29.41%) Network Engineer
2 36 (17.65%) Architect
3 34 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 23 (11.27%) Operations Engineer
5 22 (10.78%) Consultant
6 16 (7.84%) IT Architect
7 15 (7.35%) Operations Support Engineer
8 14 (6.86%) Technical Consultant
8 14 (6.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 13 (6.37%) Technical Leader
9 13 (6.37%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 13 (6.37%) Network Manager
9 13 (6.37%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
10 12 (5.88%) Network Operations Manager
10 12 (5.88%) Operations Manager
10 12 (5.88%) NOC Manager
11 11 (5.39%) Network Specialist
11 11 (5.39%) Analyst
12 9 (4.41%) Technical Architect
12 9 (4.41%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.47%) Web Services
2 2 (0.98%) ServiceStack
3 1 (0.49%) .NET
3 1 (0.49%) XML
3 1 (0.49%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.82%) Management Information System
2 16 (7.84%) Visualisation
3 8 (3.92%) Handset
4 4 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (1.96%) Statistics
4 4 (1.96%) Mathematics
5 3 (1.47%) Clustering
6 2 (0.98%) Fat Client
6 2 (0.98%) CLARiiON
6 2 (0.98%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.98%) Blackberry
6 2 (0.98%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.49%) PMI
7 1 (0.49%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.49%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.49%) PKI
7 1 (0.49%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 67 (32.84%) Windows
2 40 (19.61%) Linux
3 31 (15.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (10.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (4.90%) Windows 7
6 9 (4.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (3.43%) Windows XP
8 4 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.96%) UNIX
9 3 (1.47%) Solaris
10 2 (0.98%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.98%) CentOS
10 2 (0.98%) OpenBSD
10 2 (0.98%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.98%) AIX
10 2 (0.98%) HPUX
11 1 (0.49%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (28.43%) ITIL
2 23 (11.27%) Disaster Recovery
3 20 (9.80%) Project Management
3 20 (9.80%) Change Management
4 17 (8.33%) Network Design
4 17 (8.33%) Information Security
5 15 (7.35%) Network Management
6 14 (6.86%) E-Commerce
6 14 (6.86%) Project Planning
7 13 (6.37%) Migration
7 13 (6.37%) Business Transformation
8 11 (5.39%) Software Deployment
9 10 (4.90%) PRINCE2
10 9 (4.41%) ITSM
11 8 (3.92%) Business Continuity
11 8 (3.92%) Service Management
12 7 (3.43%) BCP
12 7 (3.43%) Business Continuity Planning
13 6 (2.94%) Time Management
13 6 (2.94%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.88%) SQL
2 4 (1.96%) C
3 2 (0.98%) VB
4 1 (0.49%) Java
4 1 (0.49%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.49%) VB6
4 1 (0.49%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 70 (34.31%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (17.65%) CCNA
3 35 (17.16%) CCNP
4 20 (9.80%) ITIL Certification
5 18 (8.82%) Degree
6 13 (6.37%) CCIE
7 11 (5.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (4.41%) MCSE
9 6 (2.94%) MCITP
9 6 (2.94%) MCP
10 5 (2.45%) MCSA
10 5 (2.45%) RHCE
11 4 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (1.96%) CCSA
12 3 (1.47%) MCTS
12 3 (1.47%) CCSE
13 2 (0.98%) CCDE
14 1 (0.49%) A+ Certification
14 1 (0.49%) PMI Certification
14 1 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (3.92%) SLA
3 1 (0.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 41 (20.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (19.61%) Active Directory
3 26 (12.75%) Hyper-V
4 9 (4.41%) VMware ESX
5 5 (2.45%) Terminal Services
5 5 (2.45%) vSphere
6 3 (1.47%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.98%) pfSense
7 2 (0.98%) XenApp
7 2 (0.98%) XenServer
7 2 (0.98%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.98%) Snort
7 2 (0.98%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 9 (4.41%) SolarWinds Orion
2 6 (2.94%) CiscoWorks
3 5 (2.45%) FortiGate
4 4 (1.96%) Tivoli
5 3 (1.47%) OpenView
5 3 (1.47%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.98%) SCCM
6 2 (0.98%) PureDisk
6 2 (0.98%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.98%) Nessus
6 2 (0.98%) Nagios
6 2 (0.98%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 1 (0.49%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.49%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 107 (52.45%) Cisco
2 72 (35.29%) Microsoft
3 54 (26.47%) VMware
4 48 (23.53%) CheckPoint
5 46 (22.55%) HP
6 33 (16.18%) Citrix
7 23 (11.27%) Juniper
8 20 (9.80%) Red Hat
9 17 (8.33%) ProCurve
10 16 (7.84%) F5
11 15 (7.35%) Dell
12 14 (6.86%) Fortinet
13 12 (5.88%) Aruba
13 12 (5.88%) Riverbed
13 12 (5.88%) SolarWinds
14 11 (5.39%) Mitel
15 8 (3.92%) Meru Networks
15 8 (3.92%) Novell
16 7 (3.43%) Blue Coat
17 5 (2.45%) Apple
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