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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 40 44 48
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Permanent jobs citing WAN 11 4 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 3.63% 1.49% 2.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.03% 7.55% 14.52%
Number of salaries quoted 11 3 9
Average salary £40,000 £29,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.93% -17.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £25,800 £26,800
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £31,800 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
61 53 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 20.13% 19.70% 19.38%
Number of salaries quoted 42 48 58
Average salary £40,000 £47,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +53.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,500 £25,000 £22,000
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 30 January 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Ipswich

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 25 (83.33%) Firewall
2 23 (76.67%) LAN
3 20 (66.67%) Windows
4 17 (56.67%) VMware
5 16 (53.33%) Active Directory
6 15 (50.00%) Citrix
6 15 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 15 (50.00%) Finance
6 15 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 14 (46.67%) NAS
7 14 (46.67%) SAN
8 13 (43.33%) Benchmarking
8 13 (43.33%) Middleware
8 13 (43.33%) Identity Management
8 13 (43.33%) Clustering
8 13 (43.33%) SQL Server
8 13 (43.33%) IIS
8 13 (43.33%) Asset Management
8 13 (43.33%) Penetration Testing
8 13 (43.33%) Enterprise Architecture
8 13 (43.33%) Load Balancing
8 13 (43.33%) SIEM
9 12 (40.00%) VPN
10 10 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (33.33%) Cisco
10 10 (33.33%) Wireless
10 10 (33.33%) IPsec
11 9 (30.00%) Network Security
12 8 (26.67%) CCNA
13 7 (23.33%) Juniper

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 13 (43.33%) IIS
2 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Office
1 4 (13.33%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (83.33%) Firewall
2 23 (76.67%) LAN
3 14 (46.67%) NAS
3 14 (46.67%) SAN
4 12 (40.00%) VPN
5 10 (33.33%) Wireless
5 10 (33.33%) IPsec
6 9 (30.00%) Network Security
7 7 (23.33%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (20.00%) VLAN
8 6 (20.00%) SSL
8 6 (20.00%) MPLS
8 6 (20.00%) BGP
9 4 (13.33%) DMVPN
9 4 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (13.33%) SSH
9 4 (13.33%) Wireshark
9 4 (13.33%) EIGRP
9 4 (13.33%) TACACS
9 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (43.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) MySQL
2 1 (3.33%) MS Access
General
1 15 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Architect
1 13 (43.33%) Security Architect
1 13 (43.33%) Infrastructure Architect
2 8 (26.67%) Network Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Security Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Designer
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Designer
4 2 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Technical Support
5 1 (3.33%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.33%) Network Support
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (43.33%) Middleware
2 2 (6.67%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 13 (43.33%) Clustering
2 4 (13.33%) PKI
3 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 20 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.33%) Android
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) Benchmarking
1 13 (43.33%) Identity Management
1 13 (43.33%) Asset Management
1 13 (43.33%) Penetration Testing
1 13 (43.33%) Enterprise Architecture
1 13 (43.33%) Load Balancing
1 13 (43.33%) SIEM
2 4 (13.33%) WAN Optimisation
2 4 (13.33%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (6.67%) Supplier Management
3 2 (6.67%) Change Control
3 2 (6.67%) Business Continuity
3 2 (6.67%) Risk Management
4 1 (3.33%) ITIL
4 1 (3.33%) Software Deployment
4 1 (3.33%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (26.67%) CCNA
3 6 (20.00%) CCNP
4 4 (13.33%) CCSE
4 4 (13.33%) CCSA
5 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (6.67%) CCIE
7 1 (3.33%) Network+ Certification
System Software
1 16 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 15 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) SolarWinds Orion
1 4 (13.33%) Cisco CUCM
1 4 (13.33%) Cacti
Vendors
1 17 (56.67%) VMware
2 15 (50.00%) Citrix
2 15 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (33.33%) Cisco
4 7 (23.33%) Juniper
5 6 (20.00%) Sourcefire
6 5 (16.67%) SolarWinds
7 4 (13.33%) Riverbed
7 4 (13.33%) CheckPoint
8 2 (6.67%) NetApp
8 2 (6.67%) McAfee
9 1 (3.33%) HP
9 1 (3.33%) Dell
9 1 (3.33%) WatchGuard
9 1 (3.33%) NETGEAR