The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 64 61 42
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -19
Permanent jobs citing WAN 13 30 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 1.80% 3.19% 5.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.04% 18.18% 26.92%
Number of salaries quoted 13 28 37
Average salary £42,500 £38,250 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +41.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,900 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £46,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -
WAN
East Midlands

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

Communications & Networking Category
Leicestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
108 165 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 14.94% 17.53% 22.16%
Number of salaries quoted 99 147 143
Average salary £36,000 £39,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £44,250 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

WAN
Salary Trend in Leicestershire

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

WAN Salary Trend in Leicestershire

WAN
Salary Histogram in Leicestershire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAN across the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Leicestershire

WAN
Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester -2 8 £42,500 +8.97% 2
Lutterworth - 3 £30,500 -
Hinckley +1 2 £37,000 -1.33% 1
WAN
East Midlands

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the Leicestershire 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 (88.89%) LAN
2 21 (77.78%) Windows
3 14 (51.85%) Firewall
4 12 (44.44%) Active Directory
5 11 (40.74%) DNS
5 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
6 10 (37.04%) MS Excel
6 10 (37.04%) VMware
6 10 (37.04%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (37.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (33.33%) MS Office
8 8 (29.63%) MS Exchange
8 8 (29.63%) TCP/IP
8 8 (29.63%) Finance
9 7 (25.93%) Telecoms
9 7 (25.93%) Internet
9 7 (25.93%) Citrix
9 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (22.22%) Hyper-V
10 6 (22.22%) VoIP
10 6 (22.22%) Cisco
11 5 (18.52%) SQL
11 5 (18.52%) XenApp
12 4 (14.81%) Network Load Balancing
12 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (14.81%) Wireless
12 4 (14.81%) Clustering
12 4 (14.81%) Solaris
12 4 (14.81%) Linux
12 4 (14.81%) Cisco Certification

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the Leicestershire 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 8 (29.63%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 10 (37.04%) MS Excel
2 9 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (88.89%) LAN
2 14 (51.85%) Firewall
3 11 (40.74%) DNS
4 8 (29.63%) TCP/IP
5 7 (25.93%) Internet
6 6 (22.22%) VoIP
7 4 (14.81%) Wireless
8 3 (11.11%) VPN
9 2 (7.41%) BGP
9 2 (7.41%) PBX
9 2 (7.41%) DHCP
10 1 (3.70%) FTP
10 1 (3.70%) SAN
10 1 (3.70%) OSPF
10 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (3.70%) VLAN
10 1 (3.70%) IP Telephony
10 1 (3.70%) SSH
10 1 (3.70%) Cisco PIX
10 1 (3.70%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) MySQL
General
1 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 7 (25.93%) Telecoms
3 3 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 3 (11.11%) Retail
4 2 (7.41%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (3.70%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Analyst
2 8 (29.63%) Support Analyst
3 7 (25.93%) Technical Support
4 5 (18.52%) Support Engineer
4 5 (18.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (18.52%) Technical Support Analyst
4 5 (18.52%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 4 (14.81%) IT Manager
6 3 (11.11%) Applications Support
6 3 (11.11%) Applications Support Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Network Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Project Manager
8 1 (3.70%) Desktop Support
8 1 (3.70%) 1st Line Support
8 1 (3.70%) Senior Manager
8 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
8 1 (3.70%) Service Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Clustering
2 3 (11.11%) Thin Client
2 3 (11.11%) Fat Client
2 3 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.41%) Smartphone
3 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (77.78%) Windows
2 10 (37.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (14.81%) Solaris
4 4 (14.81%) Linux
5 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.70%) UNIX
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.81%) Network Load Balancing
2 3 (11.11%) ITIL
2 3 (11.11%) ERP
2 3 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (7.41%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (7.41%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (3.70%) Project Management
4 1 (3.70%) Change Management
4 1 (3.70%) Migration
4 1 (3.70%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.70%) Programme Management
4 1 (3.70%) SIEM
4 1 (3.70%) Change Control
4 1 (3.70%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) Perl
2 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.70%) Korn
2 1 (3.70%) Bourne shell
2 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (11.11%) CCNP
2 3 (11.11%) CCNA
3 1 (3.70%) CCDP
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.70%) MCSE
3 1 (3.70%) MCSA
3 1 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 10 (37.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (22.22%) Hyper-V
4 5 (18.52%) XenApp
5 1 (3.70%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.70%) vSphere
5 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) WSUS
2 1 (3.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
2 10 (37.04%) VMware
3 7 (25.93%) Citrix
4 6 (22.22%) Cisco
5 2 (7.41%) Dell
6 1 (3.70%) NetApp
6 1 (3.70%) Apple
6 1 (3.70%) HP
6 1 (3.70%) LANDesk
6 1 (3.70%) WatchGuard
6 1 (3.70%) IronPort
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