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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 46 31 24
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -7
Permanent jobs citing WAN 8 19 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 1.96% 5.29% 10.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.39% 17.12% 35.54%
Number of salaries quoted 6 18 40
Average salary £41,500 £32,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.68% -25.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,250 £28,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.31%
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
77 111 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 18.87% 30.92% 28.27%
Number of salaries quoted 65 107 109
Average salary £57,000 £44,500 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.08% +3.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £31,331 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £54,000
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 19 September 2014.

WAN Salary Histogram in Luton

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 24 (82.76%) LAN
2 19 (65.52%) Windows
2 19 (65.52%) Firewall
3 16 (55.17%) CheckPoint
3 16 (55.17%) MPLS
4 15 (51.72%) IIS
4 15 (51.72%) TCP/IP
4 15 (51.72%) VMware
5 14 (48.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (48.28%) F5
5 14 (48.28%) SQL Server
5 14 (48.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (44.83%) Incident Management
7 12 (41.38%) BIG-IP
7 12 (41.38%) Oracle Applications
7 12 (41.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (41.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (41.38%) SQL
7 12 (41.38%) Oracle
7 12 (41.38%) Linux
8 11 (37.93%) ITIL
8 11 (37.93%) MCSE
8 11 (37.93%) Service Delivery
9 10 (34.48%) Statistics
9 10 (34.48%) Root Cause Analysis
9 10 (34.48%) PRINCE2
9 10 (34.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 10 (34.48%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (31.03%) Cisco
11 7 (24.14%) Active Directory

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 15 (51.72%) IIS
2 2 (6.90%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Office
1 3 (10.34%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (41.38%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 24 (82.76%) LAN
2 19 (65.52%) Firewall
3 16 (55.17%) MPLS
4 15 (51.72%) TCP/IP
5 12 (41.38%) BIG-IP
6 6 (20.69%) DNS
7 5 (17.24%) DHCP
8 4 (13.79%) VPN
9 3 (10.34%) SMTP
10 2 (6.90%) SAN
10 2 (6.90%) xDSL
10 2 (6.90%) Ethernet
10 2 (6.90%) PBX
10 2 (6.90%) VoIP
10 2 (6.90%) ATM
10 2 (6.90%) ISDN
10 2 (6.90%) OSPF
10 2 (6.90%) BGP
10 2 (6.90%) EIGRP
10 2 (6.90%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (48.28%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Network Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Account Manager
2 6 (20.69%) Technical Account Manager
2 6 (20.69%) Technical Manager
3 4 (13.79%) Designer
3 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Designer
3 4 (13.79%) Solutions Designer
4 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (6.90%) Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Server Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Server Support Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Junior Network Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Principal Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (34.48%) Statistics
2 2 (6.90%) SecurID
3 1 (3.45%) Firmware
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 19 (65.52%) Windows
2 14 (48.28%) Windows Server 2003
2 14 (48.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (41.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (41.38%) Linux
4 2 (6.90%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) Incident Management
2 11 (37.93%) ITIL
2 11 (37.93%) Service Delivery
3 10 (34.48%) PRINCE2
3 10 (34.48%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (20.69%) Capacity Management
5 5 (17.24%) TOGAF
6 2 (6.90%) Load Balancing
6 2 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (6.90%) Migration
7 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.45%) Project Management
7 1 (3.45%) Service Management
7 1 (3.45%) Change Control
7 1 (3.45%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (41.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (37.93%) MCSE
3 10 (34.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 10 (34.48%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (10.34%) CCNA
6 2 (6.90%) CCNP
6 2 (6.90%) Degree
7 1 (3.45%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (24.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.90%) Terminal Services
2 2 (6.90%) ISA Server
2 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.90%) XenApp
2 2 (6.90%) vSphere
3 1 (3.45%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 16 (55.17%) CheckPoint
2 15 (51.72%) VMware
3 14 (48.28%) F5
4 12 (41.38%) Oracle
5 9 (31.03%) Cisco
6 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
7 4 (13.79%) HP
8 3 (10.34%) Dell
8 3 (10.34%) Citrix
8 3 (10.34%) Juniper
9 2 (6.90%) Veritas
9 2 (6.90%) Lotus
9 2 (6.90%) Aruba
9 2 (6.90%) Mitel
9 2 (6.90%) Brocade
9 2 (6.90%) SonicWALL
9 2 (6.90%) Avaya
9 2 (6.90%) Symantec
9 2 (6.90%) Websense
9 2 (6.90%) BT