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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 30 49 46
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -3
Permanent jobs citing WAN 16 6 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 5.48% 1.88% 3.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.22% 8.11% 20.34%
Number of salaries quoted 16 3 12
Average salary £55,000 £29,000 £29,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+89.65% -0.85%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%
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
72 74 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 24.66% 23.20% 17.00%
Number of salaries quoted 52 64 57
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +58.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £40,000 £77,500
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 24 December 2014.

WAN Salary Histogram in Ipswich

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 35 (77.78%) Firewall
2 34 (75.56%) LAN
3 31 (68.89%) Windows
4 22 (48.89%) VMware
5 21 (46.67%) Active Directory
6 20 (44.44%) Wireless
6 20 (44.44%) IPsec
6 20 (44.44%) Finance
6 20 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
7 19 (42.22%) Microsoft
7 19 (42.22%) Citrix
7 19 (42.22%) SAN
8 18 (40.00%) VPN
8 18 (40.00%) Asset Management
8 18 (40.00%) NAS
9 17 (37.78%) SQL Server
9 17 (37.78%) IIS
9 17 (37.78%) Middleware
9 17 (37.78%) Benchmarking
9 17 (37.78%) Identity Management
9 17 (37.78%) Clustering
9 17 (37.78%) Penetration Testing
9 17 (37.78%) Enterprise Architecture
9 17 (37.78%) Load Balancing
9 17 (37.78%) SIEM
10 16 (35.56%) Cisco
11 15 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
11 15 (33.33%) Network Security
12 12 (26.67%) SSL
12 12 (26.67%) CCNA

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 17 (37.78%) IIS
2 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (17.78%) MS Office
1 8 (17.78%) MS Visio
2 4 (8.89%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (77.78%) Firewall
2 34 (75.56%) LAN
3 20 (44.44%) Wireless
3 20 (44.44%) IPsec
4 19 (42.22%) SAN
5 18 (40.00%) VPN
5 18 (40.00%) NAS
6 15 (33.33%) Network Security
7 12 (26.67%) SSL
8 11 (24.44%) Cisco IOS
8 11 (24.44%) TCP/IP
9 10 (22.22%) BGP
9 10 (22.22%) MPLS
9 10 (22.22%) SSH
9 10 (22.22%) VLAN
10 8 (17.78%) EIGRP
10 8 (17.78%) TACACS
10 8 (17.78%) Wireshark
10 8 (17.78%) DMVPN
10 8 (17.78%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (37.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) MS Access
2 1 (2.22%) MySQL
General
1 20 (44.44%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (37.78%) Architect
1 17 (37.78%) Infrastructure Architect
2 15 (33.33%) Security Architect
2 15 (33.33%) Network Engineer
3 11 (24.44%) Network Security Engineer
3 11 (24.44%) Security Engineer
4 8 (17.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Technical Support
5 2 (4.44%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (4.44%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Designer
5 2 (4.44%) Senior Designer
5 2 (4.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Technical Manager
6 1 (2.22%) Network Support
6 1 (2.22%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Technical Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (37.78%) Middleware
2 5 (11.11%) WSH
3 1 (2.22%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 17 (37.78%) Clustering
2 10 (22.22%) PKI
3 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 31 (68.89%) Windows
2 2 (4.44%) Linux
3 1 (2.22%) Android
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.00%) Asset Management
2 17 (37.78%) Penetration Testing
2 17 (37.78%) Benchmarking
2 17 (37.78%) Identity Management
2 17 (37.78%) Enterprise Architecture
2 17 (37.78%) Load Balancing
2 17 (37.78%) SIEM
3 8 (17.78%) WAN Optimisation
3 8 (17.78%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (11.11%) Risk Management
5 3 (6.67%) Change Control
6 2 (4.44%) Validation
6 2 (4.44%) Business Continuity
6 2 (4.44%) Supplier Management
7 1 (2.22%) Project Management
7 1 (2.22%) Information Security
7 1 (2.22%) ITIL
7 1 (2.22%) Software Deployment
7 1 (2.22%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (26.67%) CCNA
3 10 (22.22%) CCSA
3 10 (22.22%) CCSE
4 7 (15.56%) CCNP
5 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
6 2 (4.44%) CCIE
7 1 (2.22%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 20 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (17.78%) Cacti
1 8 (17.78%) SolarWinds Orion
1 8 (17.78%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 22 (48.89%) VMware
2 19 (42.22%) Microsoft
2 19 (42.22%) Citrix
3 16 (35.56%) Cisco
4 12 (26.67%) Sourcefire
5 10 (22.22%) CheckPoint
6 9 (20.00%) SolarWinds
7 8 (17.78%) Riverbed
8 7 (15.56%) Juniper
9 2 (4.44%) NetApp
9 2 (4.44%) McAfee
10 1 (2.22%) F5
10 1 (2.22%) HP
10 1 (2.22%) Dell
10 1 (2.22%) WatchGuard
10 1 (2.22%) NETGEAR