The table below looks at the statistics for WAAS skills in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAAS over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS)
Rank 627 618 598
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -20
Permanent jobs citing WAAS 1 11 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.002% 0.023% 0.070%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.014% 0.14% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1 8 26
Average salary £70,000 £75,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £42,250 £67,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-37.40% +68.75%
WAAS
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7092 7860 7196
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 15.87% 16.69% 16.31%
Number of salaries quoted 6073 6483 6015
Average salary £51,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

WAAS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

WAAS Jobs Demand Trend in London

WAAS
Salary Trend in London

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

WAAS Salary Trend in London

WAAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the London region citing WAAS 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 WAAS.

1 5 (100.00%) WAN
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) MPLS
2 4 (80.00%) OSPF
2 4 (80.00%) BGP
2 4 (80.00%) LAN
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Juniper
2 4 (80.00%) EIGRP
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (60.00%) Spanning Tree
3 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (60.00%) VoIP
3 3 (60.00%) Ethernet
3 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (60.00%) VPN
3 3 (60.00%) SSL
3 3 (60.00%) IPsec
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) Network Security
4 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (40.00%) PKI
4 2 (40.00%) DWDM
4 2 (40.00%) BT
4 2 (40.00%) Banking
4 2 (40.00%) CCSE
4 2 (40.00%) SSH

WAAS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the London region citing WAAS 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 WAAS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (20.00%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) WAN
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) LAN
2 4 (80.00%) MPLS
2 4 (80.00%) OSPF
2 4 (80.00%) BGP
2 4 (80.00%) EIGRP
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (60.00%) Network Security
3 3 (60.00%) IPsec
3 3 (60.00%) Spanning Tree
3 3 (60.00%) VoIP
3 3 (60.00%) Ethernet
3 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (60.00%) VPN
3 3 (60.00%) SSL
4 2 (40.00%) IPv6
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Sybase ASA
General
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Senior Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Sales Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Network Designer
1 1 (20.00%) Technical Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Senior Technical Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Pre Sales Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Technical Pre Sales Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Senior Sales Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Designer
1 1 (20.00%) Technical Design Authority
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (40.00%) PKI
3 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (20.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (40.00%) Risk Management
1 2 (40.00%) Network Design
1 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
1 2 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (40.00%) Network Management
1 2 (40.00%) WAN Optimisation
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (40.00%) Check Point Certification
2 2 (40.00%) CCSE
2 2 (40.00%) CCIE
2 2 (40.00%) CCNP
2 2 (40.00%) OSCP
3 1 (20.00%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (20.00%) XenApp
3 1 (20.00%) vSphere
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) vMotion
2 1 (20.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (20.00%) HP SIM
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) Juniper
3 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
4 2 (40.00%) BT
4 2 (40.00%) Riverbed
4 2 (40.00%) F5
5 1 (20.00%) Ipanema Technologies
5 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
5 1 (20.00%) Sybase
5 1 (20.00%) Blue Coat
5 1 (20.00%) Brocade
5 1 (20.00%) McAfee
5 1 (20.00%) NetApp
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (20.00%) HP
5 1 (20.00%) Citrix