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

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 4 - 8
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing WAN 7 0 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the M4 Corridor 38.89% - 25.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 87.50% - 36.21%
Number of salaries quoted 7 0 21
Average salary £75,000 - £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £38,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+1.31% -1.29%
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
8 5 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the M4 Corridor 44.44% 27.78% 69.05%
Number of salaries quoted 8 3 31
Average salary £75,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+66.66% +12.50%
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
Salary Histogram in the M4 Corridor

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAN across the M4 Corridor region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

WAN Salary Histogram in the M4 Corridor

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the M4 Corridor

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Linux
1 7 (100.00%) LAN
1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
2 6 (85.71%) UNIX
2 6 (85.71%) Apache
3 5 (71.43%) Cisco
3 5 (71.43%) VMware
3 5 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (57.14%) PowerShell
4 4 (57.14%) CentOS
4 4 (57.14%) Git (software)
4 4 (57.14%) Postfix
4 4 (57.14%) XenServer
4 4 (57.14%) nginx
4 4 (57.14%) Banking
4 4 (57.14%) Investment Banking
4 4 (57.14%) Ruby
4 4 (57.14%) Ubuntu
4 4 (57.14%) JIRA
4 4 (57.14%) SUSE
4 4 (57.14%) Samba
4 4 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (57.14%) Bash Shell
4 4 (57.14%) Puppet
4 4 (57.14%) Build Automation
4 4 (57.14%) Jenkins
4 4 (57.14%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (57.14%) DevOps
4 4 (57.14%) CCNP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the M4 Corridor by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 6 (85.71%) Apache
2 4 (57.14%) nginx
3 2 (28.57%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) LAN
1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) LDAP
2 4 (57.14%) OSPF
2 4 (57.14%) BGP
2 4 (57.14%) EIGRP
3 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Git (software)
1 4 (57.14%) JIRA
1 4 (57.14%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (57.14%) Banking
1 4 (57.14%) Investment Banking
2 2 (28.57%) German Language
3 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Administrator
1 4 (57.14%) DevOps Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) DevOps Administrator
1 4 (57.14%) Linux DevOps Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) Systems Administrator
1 4 (57.14%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (14.29%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Linux
2 6 (85.71%) UNIX
3 4 (57.14%) CentOS
3 4 (57.14%) Ubuntu
3 4 (57.14%) SUSE
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (57.14%) Build Automation
1 4 (57.14%) DevOps
2 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (14.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) PowerShell
1 4 (57.14%) Ruby
1 4 (57.14%) Bash Shell
1 4 (57.14%) Perl
1 4 (57.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) CCNP
1 4 (57.14%) CCNA
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (28.57%) CISSP
2 2 (28.57%) CEH
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (57.14%) Postfix
2 4 (57.14%) XenServer
2 4 (57.14%) Samba
3 2 (28.57%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) Puppet
1 4 (57.14%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco
1 5 (71.43%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) Citrix
2 4 (57.14%) Red Hat
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle
4 1 (14.29%) F5
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) Dell
4 1 (14.29%) EMC
4 1 (14.29%) NetApp