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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 19 - 38
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing WAN 26 0 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 11.16% - 3.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 34.67% - 17.44%
Number of salaries quoted 22 0 13
Average salary £45,000 - £31,500
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 - £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 - £37,300
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
75 28 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 32.19% 9.62% 20.14%
Number of salaries quoted 62 25 68
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,550 £22,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 22 August 2014.

WAN Salary Histogram in Ipswich

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 19 (70.37%) LAN
2 18 (66.67%) Windows
2 18 (66.67%) Firewall
2 18 (66.67%) Wireless
2 18 (66.67%) IPsec
3 11 (40.74%) TCP/IP
3 11 (40.74%) VPN
3 11 (40.74%) Network Security
4 10 (37.04%) CheckPoint
4 10 (37.04%) SSL
4 10 (37.04%) Cisco
4 10 (37.04%) Finance
4 10 (37.04%) CCSA
4 10 (37.04%) CCSE
4 10 (37.04%) SSH
4 10 (37.04%) Sourcefire
4 10 (37.04%) PKI
5 9 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (29.63%) SAN
6 8 (29.63%) CCNA
6 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
6 8 (29.63%) MPLS
6 8 (29.63%) BGP
6 8 (29.63%) EIGRP
6 8 (29.63%) TACACS
6 8 (29.63%) MS Office
6 8 (29.63%) Cisco IOS
6 8 (29.63%) VLAN
6 8 (29.63%) Wireshark
6 8 (29.63%) Asset Management

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 7 (25.93%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (29.63%) MS Office
1 8 (29.63%) MS Visio
2 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 19 (70.37%) LAN
2 18 (66.67%) Firewall
2 18 (66.67%) Wireless
2 18 (66.67%) IPsec
3 11 (40.74%) TCP/IP
3 11 (40.74%) VPN
3 11 (40.74%) Network Security
4 10 (37.04%) SSL
4 10 (37.04%) SSH
5 8 (29.63%) SAN
5 8 (29.63%) MPLS
5 8 (29.63%) BGP
5 8 (29.63%) EIGRP
5 8 (29.63%) TACACS
5 8 (29.63%) Cisco IOS
5 8 (29.63%) VLAN
5 8 (29.63%) Wireshark
5 8 (29.63%) DMVPN
5 8 (29.63%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (25.93%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (37.04%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Network Engineer
2 10 (37.04%) Network Security Engineer
2 10 (37.04%) Security Engineer
3 8 (29.63%) Architect
4 7 (25.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (25.93%) Infrastructure Architect
5 6 (22.22%) Security Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Service Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Services Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Support
6 1 (3.70%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) Middleware
2 5 (18.52%) WSH
3 1 (3.70%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) PKI
2 7 (25.93%) Clustering
3 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Asset Management
1 8 (29.63%) Identity Management
1 8 (29.63%) SIEM
1 8 (29.63%) WAN Optimisation
1 8 (29.63%) Network Monitoring
2 7 (25.93%) Load Balancing
2 7 (25.93%) Penetration Testing
2 7 (25.93%) Enterprise Architecture
2 7 (25.93%) Benchmarking
3 5 (18.52%) Risk Management
4 2 (7.41%) Validation
4 2 (7.41%) Information Security
5 1 (3.70%) Project Management
5 1 (3.70%) Change Control
Qualifications
1 10 (37.04%) CCSA
1 10 (37.04%) CCSE
2 9 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (29.63%) CCNA
4 1 (3.70%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
1 8 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (29.63%) SolarWinds Orion
1 8 (29.63%) Cacti
1 8 (29.63%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) CheckPoint
1 10 (37.04%) Cisco
1 10 (37.04%) Sourcefire
2 8 (29.63%) VMware
2 8 (29.63%) Riverbed
2 8 (29.63%) SolarWinds
3 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
3 7 (25.93%) Citrix
4 1 (3.70%) F5