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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 53 49 53
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Permanent jobs citing WAN 6 25 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 1.41% 4.21% 2.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.04% 19.23% 10.71%
Number of salaries quoted 6 20 7
Average salary £50,000 £38,000 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.57% +40.74%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £24,900 £26,200
10% offered a salary of more than £56,250 £46,000 £32,200
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +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
46 130 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 10.82% 21.89% 24.35%
Number of salaries quoted 33 109 80
Average salary £40,500 £40,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.25% +42.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,700 £32,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £41,400 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 2 July 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Leicester

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 13 (86.67%) LAN
2 12 (80.00%) Windows
3 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (46.67%) Firewall
6 6 (40.00%) Finance
6 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
7 5 (33.33%) VoIP
7 5 (33.33%) SQL
7 5 (33.33%) DNS
7 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V
8 4 (26.67%) Wireless
8 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
8 4 (26.67%) Clustering
8 4 (26.67%) Network Load Balancing
8 4 (26.67%) Cisco
8 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
8 4 (26.67%) MS Office
8 4 (26.67%) Solaris
8 4 (26.67%) VPN
8 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
9 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
9 3 (20.00%) CCNP
9 3 (20.00%) CCNA
9 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (20.00%) SAN
9 3 (20.00%) Internet
9 3 (20.00%) Programme Management
9 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Office
1 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (86.67%) LAN
2 7 (46.67%) Firewall
3 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (33.33%) VoIP
4 5 (33.33%) DNS
5 4 (26.67%) VPN
5 4 (26.67%) Wireless
6 3 (20.00%) SAN
6 3 (20.00%) Internet
7 2 (13.33%) OSPF
7 2 (13.33%) BGP
7 2 (13.33%) Cisco PIX
7 2 (13.33%) Network Security
7 2 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (13.33%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (6.67%) DHCP
8 1 (6.67%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) IT Manager
2 4 (26.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Project Manager
3 3 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Support
4 2 (13.33%) Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) Fat Client
2 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (26.67%) Solaris
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (6.67%) Linux
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Network Load Balancing
2 3 (20.00%) Programme Management
2 3 (20.00%) Project Management
2 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (13.33%) Change Management
3 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing
3 2 (13.33%) SIEM
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) CCNP
1 3 (20.00%) CCNA
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (6.67%) CCDP
2 1 (6.67%) MCSE
2 1 (6.67%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
1 2 (13.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V
3 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (6.67%) XenApp
4 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
4 1 (6.67%) vSphere
4 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Cisco
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) VMware
3 2 (13.33%) IronPort
3 2 (13.33%) Dell
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix
4 1 (6.67%) NetApp
4 1 (6.67%) HP