The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Leicester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 46 57 56
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -1
Permanent jobs citing WAN 14 4 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 2.93% 1.05% 2.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.73% 6.45% 11.49%
Number of salaries quoted 12 4 10
Average salary £24,250 £31,250 £37,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.40% -16.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,525 £25,000 £28,850
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £37,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
WAN
Leicestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Leicester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Leicester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
89 62 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 18.62% 16.32% 18.43%
Number of salaries quoted 79 62 72
Average salary £50,000 £38,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.57% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,600 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £42,500 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WAN across the Leicester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

WAN
Salary Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WAN across the Leicester region.

WAN Salary Trend in Leicester

WAN
Salary Histogram in Leicester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAN across the Leicester region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

WAN Salary Histogram in Leicester

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Leicester 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 27 (64.29%) Cisco
2 23 (54.76%) LAN
3 16 (38.10%) Microsoft
3 16 (38.10%) Windows
4 15 (35.71%) Active Directory
5 13 (30.95%) Firewall
6 12 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (28.57%) VoIP
7 11 (26.19%) SQL Server
7 11 (26.19%) MPLS
7 11 (26.19%) Incident Management
7 11 (26.19%) Hyper-V
7 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (23.81%) DNS
9 9 (21.43%) TCP/IP
9 9 (21.43%) ITIL
9 9 (21.43%) HP
9 9 (21.43%) MS Exchange
9 9 (21.43%) Clustering
9 9 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (19.05%) Change Management
10 8 (19.05%) CCNP
10 8 (19.05%) VPN
10 8 (19.05%) MS Excel
11 7 (16.67%) Linux
11 7 (16.67%) IIS
11 7 (16.67%) MS Office
11 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (16.67%) Billing
11 7 (16.67%) Supplier Management

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Leicester 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 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 7 (16.67%) IIS
3 4 (9.52%) SharePoint
4 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.38%) Lync
6 1 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 7 (16.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) SAP Retail
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.38%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.90%) IaaS
1 5 (11.90%) PaaS
2 2 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (54.76%) LAN
2 13 (30.95%) Firewall
3 12 (28.57%) VoIP
4 11 (26.19%) MPLS
5 10 (23.81%) DNS
6 9 (21.43%) TCP/IP
7 8 (19.05%) VPN
8 6 (14.29%) SAN
8 6 (14.29%) DHCP
9 5 (11.90%) Wireless
9 5 (11.90%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (9.52%) EIGRP
10 4 (9.52%) FTP
10 4 (9.52%) DMVPN
11 3 (7.14%) IP Telephony
12 2 (4.76%) Internet
13 1 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
13 1 (2.38%) BGP
13 1 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.19%) SQL Server
2 6 (14.29%) Oracle Database
3 5 (11.90%) Relational Database
3 5 (11.90%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.38%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 5 (11.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (11.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (16.67%) Billing
2 5 (11.90%) Telecoms
2 5 (11.90%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (30.95%) Network Engineer
2 7 (16.67%) Team Leader
3 6 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Desktop Support
4 5 (11.90%) Administrator
4 5 (11.90%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (9.52%) Network Team Leader
6 3 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Windows Server Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Support Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Desktop Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Desktop Support
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.76%) ASP Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) .NET
1 2 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) Clustering
2 5 (11.90%) iPhone
3 3 (7.14%) Thin Client
3 3 (7.14%) Fat Client
4 2 (4.76%) EPoS
5 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 16 (38.10%) Windows
2 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (16.67%) Linux
3 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (11.90%) UNIX
4 5 (11.90%) HPUX
5 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) Incident Management
2 9 (21.43%) ITIL
2 9 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (19.05%) Change Management
4 7 (16.67%) Supplier Management
5 5 (11.90%) Migration
5 5 (11.90%) Service Delivery
6 4 (9.52%) Problem Management
6 4 (9.52%) Network Load Balancing
6 4 (9.52%) Network Design
6 4 (9.52%) Network Planning
6 4 (9.52%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.38%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (2.38%) High Availability
7 1 (2.38%) Performance Improvement
7 1 (2.38%) Change Control
7 1 (2.38%) CRM
7 1 (2.38%) MOF
7 1 (2.38%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.29%) Java
1 6 (14.29%) SQL
2 4 (9.52%) VB
3 2 (4.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (19.05%) CCNP
3 5 (11.90%) CCIE
3 5 (11.90%) CCNA
4 3 (7.14%) MCP
5 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.38%) MCSE
6 1 (2.38%) MCITP
6 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 11 (26.19%) Hyper-V
3 3 (7.14%) XenApp
3 3 (7.14%) XenDesktop
4 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.38%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (2.38%) ISA Server
5 1 (2.38%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) SCCM
1 1 (2.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (64.29%) Cisco
2 16 (38.10%) Microsoft
3 9 (21.43%) HP
4 6 (14.29%) Oracle
5 5 (11.90%) SAP
5 5 (11.90%) Apple
6 4 (9.52%) VMware
6 4 (9.52%) ProCurve
7 3 (7.14%) Citrix
8 2 (4.76%) NEC
9 1 (2.38%) Sage
9 1 (2.38%) NetApp
9 1 (2.38%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (2.38%) Dell
9 1 (2.38%) EMC
9 1 (2.38%) IronPort