The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the M4 Corridor region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 4 8 10
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Permanent jobs citing WAN 2 3 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the M4 Corridor 10.53% 8.33% 22.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 33.33% 23.08% 31.71%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 13
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%
WAN
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the M4 Corridor region.

Communications & Networking Category
M4 Corridor
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6 13 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the M4 Corridor 31.58% 36.11% 70.69%
Number of salaries quoted 4 7 33
Average salary £34,500 £37,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.00% -10.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £21,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the M4 Corridor

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WAN across the M4 Corridor region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in the M4 Corridor

WAN
Salary Trend in the M4 Corridor

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WAN across the M4 Corridor region.

WAN Salary Trend in the M4 Corridor

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the M4 Corridor

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the M4 Corridor 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Linux
1 9 (100.00%) LAN
1 9 (100.00%) Firewall
2 8 (88.89%) UNIX
2 8 (88.89%) Apache
3 5 (55.56%) Cisco
3 5 (55.56%) VMware
3 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (44.44%) Perl
4 4 (44.44%) PHP
4 4 (44.44%) Oracle
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
4 4 (44.44%) IIS
4 4 (44.44%) Web Services
4 4 (44.44%) LDAP
4 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
4 4 (44.44%) CCNP
4 4 (44.44%) CCNA
4 4 (44.44%) Citrix
4 4 (44.44%) CISSP
4 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (44.44%) Red Hat
4 4 (44.44%) OSPF
4 4 (44.44%) BGP
4 4 (44.44%) EIGRP
4 4 (44.44%) SUSE
4 4 (44.44%) Samba
4 4 (44.44%) Banking
4 4 (44.44%) CEH

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the M4 Corridor by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the M4 Corridor 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 8 (88.89%) Apache
2 4 (44.44%) nginx
2 4 (44.44%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) LAN
1 9 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (44.44%) LDAP
2 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
2 4 (44.44%) OSPF
2 4 (44.44%) BGP
2 4 (44.44%) EIGRP
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) JIRA
1 4 (44.44%) Git (software)
1 4 (44.44%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (44.44%) Banking
1 4 (44.44%) Investment Banking
2 3 (33.33%) German Language
3 1 (11.11%) French Language
3 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Systems Administrator
1 4 (44.44%) Systems Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) Support Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) Administrator
1 4 (44.44%) DevOps Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) DevOps Administrator
1 4 (44.44%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) EqualLogic
1 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (88.89%) UNIX
3 4 (44.44%) SUSE
3 4 (44.44%) Ubuntu
3 4 (44.44%) CentOS
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (44.44%) Vulnerability Management
1 4 (44.44%) Build Automation
1 4 (44.44%) DevOps
2 1 (11.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Perl
1 4 (44.44%) PHP
1 4 (44.44%) Ruby
1 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
1 4 (44.44%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) CCNP
1 4 (44.44%) CCNA
1 4 (44.44%) CISSP
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (44.44%) CEH
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (44.44%) Postfix
2 4 (44.44%) XenServer
2 4 (44.44%) Samba
2 4 (44.44%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) Puppet
1 4 (44.44%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco
1 5 (55.56%) VMware
2 4 (44.44%) Citrix
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle
2 4 (44.44%) Red Hat
3 1 (11.11%) NetApp
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Dell
3 1 (11.11%) EMC
3 1 (11.11%) F5