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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 32 35 54
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +19
Permanent jobs citing WAN 6 12 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 2.68% 3.97% 2.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.65% 24.00% 11.24%
Number of salaries quoted 6 12 10
Average salary £48,750 £53,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.45% +33.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £46,850 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,000 £45,200
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +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
34 50 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 15.18% 16.56% 19.18%
Number of salaries quoted 33 47 83
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +8.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,500 £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 18 December 2014.

WAN Salary Histogram in Luton

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 12 (75.00%) LAN
2 10 (62.50%) Cisco
3 8 (50.00%) Firewall
4 6 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (37.50%) CheckPoint
4 6 (37.50%) Windows
5 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
5 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
5 5 (31.25%) DNS
5 5 (31.25%) MPLS
6 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (25.00%) Wireless
6 4 (25.00%) VPN
6 4 (25.00%) DHCP
6 4 (25.00%) HP
6 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (25.00%) CCNP
6 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (18.75%) F5
7 3 (18.75%) VMware
7 3 (18.75%) Mitel
7 3 (18.75%) Terminal Services
7 3 (18.75%) CCNA
7 3 (18.75%) Dell
7 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
7 3 (18.75%) IIS
7 3 (18.75%) MS Office
7 3 (18.75%) MS Visio
7 3 (18.75%) SMTP
8 2 (12.50%) SLA

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 3 (18.75%) IIS
2 2 (12.50%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Office
1 3 (18.75%) MS Visio
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 12 (75.00%) LAN
2 8 (50.00%) Firewall
3 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
3 5 (31.25%) DNS
3 5 (31.25%) MPLS
4 4 (25.00%) VPN
4 4 (25.00%) DHCP
4 4 (25.00%) Wireless
5 3 (18.75%) SMTP
6 2 (12.50%) Frame Relay
6 2 (12.50%) Network Security
6 2 (12.50%) SAN
6 2 (12.50%) xDSL
6 2 (12.50%) Ethernet
6 2 (12.50%) VoIP
6 2 (12.50%) ATM
6 2 (12.50%) ISDN
6 2 (12.50%) OSPF
6 2 (12.50%) BGP
6 2 (12.50%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Network Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Network Security Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Designer
3 1 (6.25%) Junior Network Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Principal Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Designer
3 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support
3 1 (6.25%) Junior
3 1 (6.25%) Network Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Account Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Security Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Solutions Designer
3 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) SecurID
2 1 (6.25%) Statistics
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) Linux
3 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) ITIL
1 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
1 2 (12.50%) Migration
1 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
1 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
1 2 (12.50%) Capacity Management
2 1 (6.25%) Change Control
2 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
2 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
2 1 (6.25%) Project Management
2 1 (6.25%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (25.00%) CCNP
3 3 (18.75%) CCNA
4 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 1 (6.25%) CCDP
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (6.25%) CCSA
5 1 (6.25%) CCSE
5 1 (6.25%) Degree
5 1 (6.25%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) Terminal Services
3 2 (12.50%) ISA Server
3 2 (12.50%) VMware ESX
3 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
4 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (6.25%) Firmware
4 1 (6.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Cisco
2 6 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (25.00%) HP
4 3 (18.75%) Dell
4 3 (18.75%) VMware
4 3 (18.75%) Mitel
4 3 (18.75%) F5
5 2 (12.50%) Brocade
5 2 (12.50%) SonicWALL
5 2 (12.50%) Aruba
5 2 (12.50%) Symantec
5 2 (12.50%) Websense
5 2 (12.50%) BT
5 2 (12.50%) 3Com
5 2 (12.50%) Avaya
5 2 (12.50%) Juniper
5 2 (12.50%) Veritas
5 2 (12.50%) Lotus
6 1 (6.25%) Citrix