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

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 24 48 36
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -12
Permanent jobs citing WAN 21 3 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 7.47% 0.95% 5.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.82% 5.45% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 18 1 23
Average salary £54,500 £29,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+87.93% -10.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £29,000 £28,800
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £29,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +5.26%
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
66 55 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 23.49% 17.46% 17.21%
Number of salaries quoted 47 50 62
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £27,500 £30,000
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 22 October 2014.

WAN Salary Histogram in Ipswich

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 24 (72.73%) Firewall
2 23 (69.70%) Windows
2 23 (69.70%) LAN
3 18 (54.55%) Wireless
3 18 (54.55%) IPsec
4 15 (45.45%) Finance
5 13 (39.39%) VMware
5 13 (39.39%) Asset Management
5 13 (39.39%) Active Directory
5 13 (39.39%) SAN
5 13 (39.39%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (36.36%) SIEM
6 12 (36.36%) NAS
6 12 (36.36%) Citrix
6 12 (36.36%) Benchmarking
6 12 (36.36%) SQL Server
6 12 (36.36%) IIS
6 12 (36.36%) VPN
6 12 (36.36%) Cisco
6 12 (36.36%) Microsoft
6 12 (36.36%) Sourcefire
6 12 (36.36%) Penetration Testing
6 12 (36.36%) Enterprise Architecture
6 12 (36.36%) Load Balancing
6 12 (36.36%) Network Security
6 12 (36.36%) Clustering
6 12 (36.36%) Identity Management
6 12 (36.36%) Middleware
7 11 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 11 (33.33%) Cisco Certification

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 12 (36.36%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (24.24%) MS Visio
1 8 (24.24%) MS Office
2 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 24 (72.73%) Firewall
2 23 (69.70%) LAN
3 18 (54.55%) Wireless
3 18 (54.55%) IPsec
4 13 (39.39%) SAN
5 12 (36.36%) NAS
5 12 (36.36%) VPN
5 12 (36.36%) Network Security
6 11 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 10 (30.30%) SSL
7 10 (30.30%) SSH
8 8 (24.24%) Cisco IOS
8 8 (24.24%) VLAN
8 8 (24.24%) Wireshark
8 8 (24.24%) MPLS
8 8 (24.24%) BGP
8 8 (24.24%) EIGRP
8 8 (24.24%) TACACS
8 8 (24.24%) DMVPN
8 8 (24.24%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (36.36%) SQL Server
General
1 15 (45.45%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Architect
1 12 (36.36%) Infrastructure Architect
2 11 (33.33%) Network Engineer
3 10 (30.30%) Network Security Engineer
3 10 (30.30%) Security Architect
3 10 (30.30%) Security Engineer
4 7 (21.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Designer
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Designer
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Services Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Service Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Support Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Support
6 1 (3.03%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (36.36%) Middleware
2 5 (15.15%) WSH
3 1 (3.03%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 12 (36.36%) Clustering
2 10 (30.30%) PKI
3 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 23 (69.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) Asset Management
2 12 (36.36%) SIEM
2 12 (36.36%) Benchmarking
2 12 (36.36%) Penetration Testing
2 12 (36.36%) Enterprise Architecture
2 12 (36.36%) Load Balancing
2 12 (36.36%) Identity Management
3 8 (24.24%) WAN Optimisation
3 8 (24.24%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (15.15%) Risk Management
5 3 (9.09%) Change Control
6 2 (6.06%) Validation
6 2 (6.06%) Supplier Management
7 1 (3.03%) Information Security
7 1 (3.03%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 11 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (30.30%) CCSA
2 10 (30.30%) CCSE
3 8 (24.24%) CCNA
4 3 (9.09%) CCNP
5 2 (6.06%) CCIE
5 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
5 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (39.39%) Active Directory
1 13 (39.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (24.24%) SolarWinds Orion
1 8 (24.24%) Cisco CUCM
1 8 (24.24%) Cacti
Vendors
1 13 (39.39%) VMware
2 12 (36.36%) Citrix
2 12 (36.36%) Cisco
2 12 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 12 (36.36%) Sourcefire
3 10 (30.30%) CheckPoint
4 8 (24.24%) Riverbed
4 8 (24.24%) SolarWinds
5 2 (6.06%) Juniper
5 2 (6.06%) McAfee
6 1 (3.03%) F5