The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Ipswich region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 56 55 40
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -15
Permanent jobs citing WAN 2 4 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 0.46% 1.13% 3.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.33% 6.45% 14.86%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 11
Average salary £31,750 £75,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-57.66% +114.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,150 £35,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,350 £75,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -
WAN
Suffolk

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

Communications & Networking Category
Ipswich
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
86 62 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 19.63% 17.56% 24.58%
Number of salaries quoted 46 42 62
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £30,000 £22,675
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £44,750 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

WAN
Salary Trend in Ipswich

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

WAN Salary Trend in Ipswich

WAN
Salary Histogram in Ipswich

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAN across the Ipswich region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Ipswich

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Ipswich 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 14 (93.33%) LAN
2 13 (86.67%) Firewall
3 11 (73.33%) VMware
3 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
4 10 (66.67%) Windows
5 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
5 9 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (53.33%) Citrix
6 8 (53.33%) SAN
7 7 (46.67%) VPN
7 7 (46.67%) NAS
8 6 (40.00%) Load Balancing
8 6 (40.00%) SIEM
8 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
8 6 (40.00%) IIS
8 6 (40.00%) Benchmarking
8 6 (40.00%) Clustering
8 6 (40.00%) Finance
8 6 (40.00%) Identity Management
8 6 (40.00%) Middleware
8 6 (40.00%) Asset Management
8 6 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (33.33%) Juniper
10 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (26.67%) CCNP
10 4 (26.67%) CCNA
10 4 (26.67%) Cisco
11 3 (20.00%) Linux
11 3 (20.00%) Cisco IOS

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Ipswich 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 6 (40.00%) IIS
2 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (93.33%) LAN
2 13 (86.67%) Firewall
3 8 (53.33%) SAN
4 7 (46.67%) VPN
4 7 (46.67%) NAS
5 3 (20.00%) Network Security
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (13.33%) SSL
6 2 (13.33%) Unified Communications
6 2 (13.33%) Spanning Tree
6 2 (13.33%) VoIP
6 2 (13.33%) MPLS
6 2 (13.33%) OSPF
6 2 (13.33%) BGP
6 2 (13.33%) Wireless
6 2 (13.33%) IPsec
6 2 (13.33%) VLAN
7 1 (6.67%) VPLS
7 1 (6.67%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) MS Access
2 1 (6.67%) MySQL
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Legal
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 6 (40.00%) Architect
1 6 (40.00%) Security Architect
2 4 (26.67%) Network Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Support
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Security Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) IT Support
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Support
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Linux
3 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
4 1 (6.67%) Android
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Asset Management
1 6 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
1 6 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 6 (40.00%) Load Balancing
1 6 (40.00%) SIEM
1 6 (40.00%) Benchmarking
1 6 (40.00%) Identity Management
2 2 (13.33%) Business Continuity
2 2 (13.33%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) Project Management
3 1 (6.67%) Software Deployment
3 1 (6.67%) Cyber Security
3 1 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) CCNP
1 4 (26.67%) CCNA
1 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.67%) Network+ Certification
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 9 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Nagios
1 1 (6.67%) WSUS
1 1 (6.67%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) VMware
2 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (53.33%) Citrix
4 5 (33.33%) Juniper
5 4 (26.67%) Cisco
6 2 (13.33%) Dell
6 2 (13.33%) NetApp
7 1 (6.67%) HP
7 1 (6.67%) WatchGuard
7 1 (6.67%) NETGEAR
7 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds