The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Luton region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 41 38 38
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Permanent jobs citing WAN 18 18 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 4.18% 4.05% 3.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.95% 17.65% 11.63%
Number of salaries quoted 18 16 15
Average salary £42,500 £38,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.84% +68.88%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Communications & Networking Category
Luton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
95 102 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 22.04% 22.97% 30.86%
Number of salaries quoted 90 86 94
Average salary £42,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,350 £24,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £51,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
WAN
Bedfordshire

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 18 April 2014.

WAN Salary Histogram in Luton

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 31 (100.00%) LAN
2 14 (45.16%) Cisco
2 14 (45.16%) Capacity Management
3 11 (35.48%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (29.03%) HP
4 9 (29.03%) Windows
5 8 (25.81%) VPN
5 8 (25.81%) DNS
5 8 (25.81%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (25.81%) TOGAF
6 7 (22.58%) Firewall
6 7 (22.58%) VMware
6 7 (22.58%) Business Continuity
6 7 (22.58%) MPLS
6 7 (22.58%) Active Directory
6 7 (22.58%) CCNP
6 7 (22.58%) CCNA
7 6 (19.35%) MS Exchange
7 6 (19.35%) Apache
7 6 (19.35%) SQL
7 6 (19.35%) MySQL
7 6 (19.35%) Oracle
7 6 (19.35%) IIS
7 6 (19.35%) CheckPoint
7 6 (19.35%) Nessus
7 6 (19.35%) Service Management
7 6 (19.35%) SaaS
8 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (16.13%) Incident Management
8 5 (16.13%) Degree

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (19.35%) MS Exchange
1 6 (19.35%) Apache
1 6 (19.35%) IIS
2 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) SaaS
2 1 (3.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (100.00%) LAN
2 8 (25.81%) VPN
2 8 (25.81%) DNS
3 7 (22.58%) Firewall
3 7 (22.58%) MPLS
4 3 (9.68%) Wireless
4 3 (9.68%) Unified Communications
4 3 (9.68%) VoIP
5 2 (6.45%) DHCP
6 1 (3.23%) Network Security
6 1 (3.23%) Wireless Security
6 1 (3.23%) iSCSI
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (3.23%) CTI
6 1 (3.23%) SAN
6 1 (3.23%) SS7
6 1 (3.23%) H.323
6 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.23%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) MySQL
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (16.13%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.68%) Finance
3 2 (6.45%) Marketing
3 2 (6.45%) Retail
4 1 (3.23%) Local Government
4 1 (3.23%) Automotive
4 1 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Architect
2 6 (19.35%) Network Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Systems Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Network Security Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Security Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (16.13%) Technical Architect
4 4 (12.90%) Consultant
4 4 (12.90%) Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Technical Consultant
5 3 (9.68%) Server Support Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Technical Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Technical Support
5 3 (9.68%) Server Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Technical Leader
5 3 (9.68%) Server Support
5 3 (9.68%) Administrator
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) Web Services
2 1 (3.23%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (29.03%) Windows
2 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (6.45%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) Capacity Management
2 11 (35.48%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (25.81%) TOGAF
4 7 (22.58%) Business Continuity
5 6 (19.35%) Service Management
6 5 (16.13%) Incident Management
6 5 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (12.90%) SOA
7 4 (12.90%) OOA/OOD
7 4 (12.90%) OO
7 4 (12.90%) CMMI
7 4 (12.90%) Software Engineering
7 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (9.68%) Project Planning
8 3 (9.68%) Asset Management
8 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
8 3 (9.68%) Project Management
8 3 (9.68%) ITIL
8 3 (9.68%) Software Deployment
9 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 6 (19.35%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (22.58%) CCNP
2 7 (22.58%) CCNA
3 5 (16.13%) Degree
4 2 (6.45%) CCSP
5 1 (3.23%) CCVP
5 1 (3.23%) VTSP
5 1 (3.23%) PMP
5 1 (3.23%) CCDA
5 1 (3.23%) CCDP
5 1 (3.23%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (22.58%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.45%) ISA Server
3 2 (6.45%) Terminal Server
3 2 (6.45%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.23%) XenApp
4 1 (3.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) Nessus
2 3 (9.68%) SCCM
2 3 (9.68%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (6.45%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 14 (45.16%) Cisco
2 9 (29.03%) HP
3 7 (22.58%) VMware
4 6 (19.35%) Oracle
4 6 (19.35%) CheckPoint
5 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
6 4 (12.90%) Citrix
7 2 (6.45%) Dell
7 2 (6.45%) Websense
8 1 (3.23%) Blue Coat
8 1 (3.23%) Veeam
8 1 (3.23%) Trend Micro
8 1 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (3.23%) NetApp
8 1 (3.23%) Symantec
8 1 (3.23%) EMC
8 1 (3.23%) Meru Networks
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