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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 33 30 48
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +18
Permanent jobs citing WAN 4 15 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 1.62% 5.02% 3.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.38% 29.41% 14.91%
Number of salaries quoted 4 15 17
Average salary £41,250 £46,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.29% +20.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £38,800 £26,200
10% offered a salary of more than £51,250 £54,600 £41,100
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
26 51 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 10.53% 17.06% 20.84%
Number of salaries quoted 23 49 105
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £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 30 January 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Luton

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 6 (66.67%) LAN
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco
2 4 (44.44%) CCNP
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (44.44%) Firewall
3 3 (33.33%) Wireless
3 3 (33.33%) Mitel
3 3 (33.33%) MPLS
3 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) MS Office
4 2 (22.22%) SMTP
4 2 (22.22%) DHCP
4 2 (22.22%) HP
4 2 (22.22%) Dell
4 2 (22.22%) CCNA
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 2 (22.22%) VPN
4 2 (22.22%) DNS
4 2 (22.22%) Terminal Services
4 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (11.11%) IIS
1 1 (11.11%) Lotus Domino
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
2 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) LAN
2 4 (44.44%) Firewall
3 3 (33.33%) Wireless
3 3 (33.33%) MPLS
4 2 (22.22%) SMTP
4 2 (22.22%) DHCP
4 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 2 (22.22%) VPN
4 2 (22.22%) DNS
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (11.11%) NAS
5 1 (11.11%) xDSL
5 1 (11.11%) VLAN
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (11.11%) Network Security
5 1 (11.11%) iSCSI
5 1 (11.11%) IP Telephony
5 1 (11.11%) Frame Relay
5 1 (11.11%) IPsec
5 1 (11.11%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Principal Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Project Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Security Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Security Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
3 1 (11.11%) Network Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
1 1 (11.11%) Migration
1 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (11.11%) Project Management
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) CCNP
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (22.22%) CCNA
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) CCSA
3 1 (11.11%) CCSE
3 1 (11.11%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) Terminal Services
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (11.11%) Xen
3 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
3 1 (11.11%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) Mitel
3 2 (22.22%) HP
3 2 (22.22%) Dell
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
4 1 (11.11%) Aruba
4 1 (11.11%) F5
4 1 (11.11%) Brocade
4 1 (11.11%) SonicWALL
4 1 (11.11%) 3Com
4 1 (11.11%) VMware
4 1 (11.11%) BT
4 1 (11.11%) Symantec
4 1 (11.11%) Websense
4 1 (11.11%) Avaya
4 1 (11.11%) Juniper
4 1 (11.11%) Veritas
4 1 (11.11%) Lotus