The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 39 27 44
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +17
Permanent jobs citing WAN 5 22 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 1.47% 6.51% 3.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.89% 28.57% 17.95%
Number of salaries quoted 5 22 20
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £37,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £54,750 £39,150
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
WAN
Bedfordshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Luton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
36 77 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 10.62% 22.78% 21.95%
Number of salaries quoted 34 75 101
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £31,100 £37,400 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

WAN
Salary Trend in Luton

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

WAN Salary Trend in Luton

WAN
Salary Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAN across the Luton region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Luton

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Luton 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 7 (70.00%) LAN
2 6 (60.00%) Cisco
3 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (40.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) Terminal Services
3 4 (40.00%) CCNP
3 4 (40.00%) Firewall
4 3 (30.00%) Wireless
4 3 (30.00%) Mitel
4 3 (30.00%) MPLS
4 3 (30.00%) VMware
4 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (20.00%) CCNA
5 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (20.00%) SQL
5 2 (20.00%) SMTP
5 2 (20.00%) DHCP
5 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (20.00%) HP
5 2 (20.00%) Dell
5 2 (20.00%) Citrix
5 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (20.00%) VPN
5 2 (20.00%) DNS

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Luton 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 1 (10.00%) IIS
1 1 (10.00%) Lotus Domino
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) LAN
2 4 (40.00%) Firewall
3 3 (30.00%) Wireless
3 3 (30.00%) MPLS
4 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (20.00%) VPN
4 2 (20.00%) DNS
4 2 (20.00%) SMTP
4 2 (20.00%) DHCP
5 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
5 1 (10.00%) HTTP
5 1 (10.00%) PBX
5 1 (10.00%) VoIP
5 1 (10.00%) ADSL
5 1 (10.00%) ATM
5 1 (10.00%) ISDN
5 1 (10.00%) SSL
5 1 (10.00%) SAN
5 1 (10.00%) OSPF
5 1 (10.00%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Telecoms Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Principal Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Project Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Security Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Network Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (10.00%) Project Management
1 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (10.00%) Migration
1 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) CCNP
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (20.00%) CCNA
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) CCDP
3 1 (10.00%) CCSA
3 1 (10.00%) CCSE
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Terminal Services
2 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (10.00%) ISA Server
4 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (10.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) VMware
2 3 (30.00%) Mitel
3 2 (20.00%) HP
3 2 (20.00%) Dell
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix
3 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (10.00%) Symantec
4 1 (10.00%) Websense
4 1 (10.00%) BT
4 1 (10.00%) 3Com
4 1 (10.00%) Avaya
4 1 (10.00%) Juniper
4 1 (10.00%) Veritas
4 1 (10.00%) Lotus
4 1 (10.00%) Brocade
4 1 (10.00%) SonicWALL
4 1 (10.00%) Aruba
4 1 (10.00%) F5
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft