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

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 55 47 52
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +5
Permanent jobs citing WAN 1 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 0.28% 1.05% 1.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.59% 6.00% 10.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 6
Average salary £42,500 £50,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +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
63 50 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 17.95% 17.54% 18.21%
Number of salaries quoted 33 36 48
Average salary £23,250 £43,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-45.93% +50.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,500 £27,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £77,000
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 18 (94.74%) Firewall
2 16 (84.21%) LAN
3 14 (73.68%) VMware
4 13 (68.42%) Active Directory
5 12 (63.16%) Windows
5 12 (63.16%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
6 11 (57.89%) Citrix
6 11 (57.89%) SAN
7 10 (52.63%) NAS
8 9 (47.37%) SIEM
8 9 (47.37%) Enterprise Architecture
8 9 (47.37%) Load Balancing
8 9 (47.37%) Middleware
8 9 (47.37%) SQL Server
8 9 (47.37%) IIS
8 9 (47.37%) Clustering
8 9 (47.37%) Finance
8 9 (47.37%) Asset Management
8 9 (47.37%) Penetration Testing
8 9 (47.37%) Identity Management
8 9 (47.37%) Benchmarking
9 8 (42.11%) VPN
10 7 (36.84%) Juniper
11 6 (31.58%) Cisco
11 6 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (31.58%) CCNP
12 5 (26.32%) Network Security
13 4 (21.05%) CCNA
14 3 (15.79%) Telecoms

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 9 (47.37%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (94.74%) Firewall
2 16 (84.21%) LAN
3 11 (57.89%) SAN
4 10 (52.63%) NAS
5 8 (42.11%) VPN
6 5 (26.32%) Network Security
7 3 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (15.79%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (10.53%) SSL
8 2 (10.53%) Unified Communications
8 2 (10.53%) VoIP
8 2 (10.53%) MPLS
8 2 (10.53%) OSPF
8 2 (10.53%) BGP
8 2 (10.53%) Wireless
8 2 (10.53%) IPsec
8 2 (10.53%) VLAN
9 1 (5.26%) VPLS
9 1 (5.26%) DHCP
9 1 (5.26%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (47.37%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) MS Access
2 1 (5.26%) MySQL
General
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Infrastructure Architect
1 9 (47.37%) Architect
1 9 (47.37%) Security Architect
2 4 (21.05%) Network Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Designer
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Designer
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Network Support
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Support
4 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.26%) Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Android
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Enterprise Architecture
1 9 (47.37%) Load Balancing
1 9 (47.37%) SIEM
1 9 (47.37%) Benchmarking
1 9 (47.37%) Identity Management
1 9 (47.37%) Asset Management
1 9 (47.37%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (10.53%) Supplier Management
2 2 (10.53%) ITIL
2 2 (10.53%) Business Continuity
2 2 (10.53%) Change Control
3 1 (5.26%) Software Deployment
3 1 (5.26%) Cyber Security
3 1 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
3 1 (5.26%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) CCNP
1 6 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (21.05%) CCNA
3 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
3 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
4 2 (10.53%) CCIE
5 1 (5.26%) Network+ Certification
System Software
1 13 (68.42%) Active Directory
2 12 (63.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Nagios
1 1 (5.26%) WSUS
1 1 (5.26%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) VMware
2 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 11 (57.89%) Citrix
3 7 (36.84%) Juniper
4 6 (31.58%) Cisco
5 2 (10.53%) Dell
5 2 (10.53%) NetApp
5 2 (10.53%) McAfee
5 2 (10.53%) Sourcefire
6 1 (5.26%) WatchGuard
6 1 (5.26%) NETGEAR
6 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.26%) HP