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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 50 34 23
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -11
Permanent jobs citing WAN 4 18 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 1.17% 5.16% 7.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.02% 18.37% 30.28%
Number of salaries quoted 3 17 30
Average salary £37,500 £50,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +16.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,100 £30,799 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £54,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +5.26%
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
57 98 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 16.62% 28.08% 26.39%
Number of salaries quoted 48 96 100
Average salary £57,000 £37,500 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+52.00% -12.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,250 £30,000 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £52,500
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 22 October 2014.

WAN Salary Histogram in Luton

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 19 (82.61%) LAN
2 16 (69.57%) Firewall
3 15 (65.22%) Windows
4 14 (60.87%) CheckPoint
4 14 (60.87%) MPLS
5 13 (56.52%) TCP/IP
6 12 (52.17%) SQL Server
6 12 (52.17%) IIS
6 12 (52.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (52.17%) VMware
6 12 (52.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (52.17%) F5
7 11 (47.83%) Incident Management
8 10 (43.48%) BIG-IP
8 10 (43.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (43.48%) Oracle Applications
8 10 (43.48%) SQL
8 10 (43.48%) Oracle
8 10 (43.48%) Linux
9 9 (39.13%) ITIL
9 9 (39.13%) MCSE
9 9 (39.13%) Cisco
9 9 (39.13%) Service Delivery
9 9 (39.13%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (34.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 8 (34.78%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (34.78%) PRINCE2
10 8 (34.78%) Statistics
10 8 (34.78%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (21.74%) Microsoft

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 12 (52.17%) IIS
2 2 (8.70%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Office
1 3 (13.04%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (43.48%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 19 (82.61%) LAN
2 16 (69.57%) Firewall
3 14 (60.87%) MPLS
4 13 (56.52%) TCP/IP
5 10 (43.48%) BIG-IP
6 4 (17.39%) DNS
7 3 (13.04%) VPN
7 3 (13.04%) DHCP
7 3 (13.04%) Wireless
8 2 (8.70%) IP Telephony
8 2 (8.70%) xDSL
8 2 (8.70%) Frame Relay
8 2 (8.70%) OSPF
8 2 (8.70%) BGP
8 2 (8.70%) EIGRP
8 2 (8.70%) ATM
8 2 (8.70%) ISDN
8 2 (8.70%) PBX
8 2 (8.70%) VoIP
8 2 (8.70%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (52.17%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Network Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Account Manager
2 6 (26.09%) Technical Account Manager
2 6 (26.09%) Technical Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Designer
3 2 (8.70%) Designer
3 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) Solutions Designer
3 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (8.70%) Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support
4 1 (4.35%) Junior
4 1 (4.35%) Principal Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Mitel Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Junior Network Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Telephony Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Statistics
2 2 (8.70%) SecurID
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (65.22%) Windows
2 12 (52.17%) Windows Server 2003
2 12 (52.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (43.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (43.48%) Linux
4 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Incident Management
2 9 (39.13%) ITIL
2 9 (39.13%) Service Delivery
3 8 (34.78%) PRINCE2
3 8 (34.78%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (13.04%) Capacity Management
5 2 (8.70%) TOGAF
5 2 (8.70%) Load Balancing
5 2 (8.70%) Migration
6 1 (4.35%) Project Management
6 1 (4.35%) Service Management
6 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (4.35%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) MCSE
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (34.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 8 (34.78%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (8.70%) Degree
4 2 (8.70%) CCNP
4 2 (8.70%) CCNA
5 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.70%) ISA Server
2 2 (8.70%) Terminal Services
3 1 (4.35%) Firmware
3 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 14 (60.87%) CheckPoint
2 12 (52.17%) VMware
2 12 (52.17%) F5
3 10 (43.48%) Oracle
4 9 (39.13%) Cisco
5 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
6 3 (13.04%) HP
7 2 (8.70%) Mitel
7 2 (8.70%) Brocade
7 2 (8.70%) Aruba
7 2 (8.70%) SonicWALL
7 2 (8.70%) BT
7 2 (8.70%) 3Com
7 2 (8.70%) Symantec
7 2 (8.70%) Avaya
7 2 (8.70%) Juniper
7 2 (8.70%) Veritas
7 2 (8.70%) Lotus
7 2 (8.70%) Websense
7 2 (8.70%) Dell