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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 41 47 30
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -17
Permanent jobs citing WAN 11 16 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 2.81% 3.43% 5.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.00% 22.22% 16.83%
Number of salaries quoted 11 15 14
Average salary £55,000 £60,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £31,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £78,500 £62,500 £52,800
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
55 72 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 14.07% 15.42% 29.88%
Number of salaries quoted 51 62 94
Average salary £47,500 £53,750 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.62% +7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £67,750
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 31 July 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Luton

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 16 (100.00%) LAN
2 12 (75.00%) VMware
3 8 (50.00%) Windows
4 7 (43.75%) Citrix
5 6 (37.50%) Cisco
5 6 (37.50%) SQL
5 6 (37.50%) ITIL
6 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
6 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
6 5 (31.25%) SAN
6 5 (31.25%) Firewall
6 5 (31.25%) Cisco UCCX
6 5 (31.25%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (25.00%) Unified Communications
7 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (25.00%) VMware ESX
7 4 (25.00%) ISA Server
7 4 (25.00%) MPLS
7 4 (25.00%) Websense
7 4 (25.00%) Terminal Server
7 4 (25.00%) Juniper
7 4 (25.00%) HP
7 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
8 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
8 3 (18.75%) WLAN
8 3 (18.75%) Linux
8 3 (18.75%) Terminal Services
8 3 (18.75%) Project Management
8 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 16 (100.00%) LAN
2 5 (31.25%) SAN
2 5 (31.25%) Firewall
3 4 (25.00%) MPLS
3 4 (25.00%) Unified Communications
4 3 (18.75%) WLAN
5 2 (12.50%) WebEx
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (12.50%) ISDN
6 1 (6.25%) iSCSI
6 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
6 1 (6.25%) VPN
6 1 (6.25%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
2 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
2 1 (6.25%) Couchbase
General
1 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Project Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Unified Communications Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Service Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Services Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Statistics
2 1 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Linux
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
2 3 (18.75%) Project Management
2 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
3 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 2 (12.50%) Coaching
4 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) MCSE
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (6.25%) MCSA
2 1 (6.25%) CCNA
2 1 (6.25%) CCA
2 1 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) Terminal Server
2 4 (25.00%) ISA Server
2 4 (25.00%) VMware ESX
2 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (18.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (18.75%) Terminal Services
4 2 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) Cisco UCCX
1 5 (31.25%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (6.25%) Cacti
3 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) VMware
2 7 (43.75%) Citrix
3 6 (37.50%) Cisco
4 4 (25.00%) HP
4 4 (25.00%) Juniper
4 4 (25.00%) Websense
5 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.25%) Veeam
5 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds
5 1 (6.25%) F5