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 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 60 50 47
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -3
Permanent jobs citing WAN 3 1 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 0.63% 0.33% 2.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.09% 2.22% 11.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 9
Average salary £21,000 £75,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-72.00% +150.00%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
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
97 45 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 20.29% 14.80% 24.15%
Number of salaries quoted 72 33 70
Average salary £36,250 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.37% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 5 (83.33%) LAN
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (50.00%) ITIL
3 3 (50.00%) Firewall
3 3 (50.00%) Android
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (33.33%) Network Management
4 2 (33.33%) Lync
4 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (33.33%) Change Management
4 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 2 (33.33%) Content Management
4 2 (33.33%) Smartphone
4 2 (33.33%) Polycom
4 2 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (33.33%) Streaming Video
4 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) SAN
4 2 (33.33%) Apple
4 2 (33.33%) VPN
4 2 (33.33%) WSH
4 2 (33.33%) Linux
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 1 (16.67%) VoIP
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (16.67%) IIS

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 2 (33.33%) Lync
2 1 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) LAN
2 3 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) SAN
3 2 (33.33%) VPN
4 1 (16.67%) VoIP
4 1 (16.67%) Network Security
4 1 (16.67%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Architect
1 1 (16.67%) Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Administrator
1 1 (16.67%) IT Support Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
1 1 (16.67%) Security Architect
1 1 (16.67%) Security Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) WSH
2 1 (16.67%) COM
2 1 (16.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (33.33%) Smartphone
1 2 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
1 2 (33.33%) Streaming Video
2 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (16.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Android
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Network Management
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 2 (33.33%) Content Management
3 1 (16.67%) Benchmarking
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
3 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Identity Management
3 1 (16.67%) SIEM
3 1 (16.67%) Cyber Security
3 1 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCNP
1 1 (16.67%) CCNA
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Nagios
1 1 (16.67%) WSUS
1 1 (16.67%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Polycom
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Apple
3 1 (16.67%) Dell
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper