The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 32 39 23
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -16
Permanent jobs citing WAN 7 9 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 2.42% 2.46% 6.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.28% 8.49% 19.05%
Number of salaries quoted 5 7 32
Average salary £34,000 £50,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.00% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £33,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £62,500 £74,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -
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 Middlesex region.

Communications & Networking Category
Middlesex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
57 106 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 19.72% 28.96% 34.78%
Number of salaries quoted 39 85 133
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,100 £28,650 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £70,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

WAN
Salary Trend in Middlesex

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

WAN Salary Trend in Middlesex

WAN
Salary Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAN across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Middlesex

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT jobs across the Middlesex 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 15 (88.24%) LAN
2 12 (70.59%) Cisco
3 10 (58.82%) VPN
4 9 (52.94%) Windows
4 9 (52.94%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (52.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (47.06%) CCNP
5 8 (47.06%) CCNA
5 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
5 8 (47.06%) MS Office
5 8 (47.06%) VoIP
5 8 (47.06%) Firewall
6 7 (41.18%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (41.18%) MS Exchange
7 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
7 6 (35.29%) Windows 7
8 5 (29.41%) VMware
8 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
8 5 (29.41%) HP
8 5 (29.41%) MPLS
9 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (23.53%) DNS
9 4 (23.53%) WLAN
9 4 (23.53%) DHCP
9 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (23.53%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (23.53%) Unified Communications
9 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (23.53%) Network Monitoring
10 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT jobs across the Middlesex 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 7 (41.18%) MS Exchange
2 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
3 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (11.76%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (47.06%) MS Office
2 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 15 (88.24%) LAN
2 10 (58.82%) VPN
3 8 (47.06%) VoIP
3 8 (47.06%) Firewall
4 7 (41.18%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (29.41%) MPLS
6 4 (23.53%) DNS
6 4 (23.53%) WLAN
6 4 (23.53%) DHCP
6 4 (23.53%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (23.53%) Unified Communications
7 3 (17.65%) SAN
8 2 (11.76%) OSPF
8 2 (11.76%) RIP
8 2 (11.76%) Spanning Tree
8 2 (11.76%) VLAN
8 2 (11.76%) Network Security
9 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Administrator
2 5 (29.41%) Network Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Network Administrator
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Network Administrator
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (5.88%) Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Field Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Network Designer
6 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (5.88%) Network Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Designer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
1 9 (52.94%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (35.29%) Windows 7
3 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 2000
5 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (23.53%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (17.65%) ITIL
3 2 (11.76%) BCP
3 2 (11.76%) Business Continuity
3 2 (11.76%) Information Security
3 2 (11.76%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (11.76%) Data Protection
3 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Network Architecture
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL V3
4 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.88%) Service Management
4 1 (5.88%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (47.06%) CCNP
2 8 (47.06%) CCNA
3 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.88%) MCTS
4 1 (5.88%) CCDP
4 1 (5.88%) MCP
4 1 (5.88%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.76%) XenApp
3 2 (11.76%) vSphere
4 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) Cisco
2 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
3 5 (29.41%) HP
3 5 (29.41%) VMware
4 3 (17.65%) Citrix
4 3 (17.65%) NetApp
5 2 (11.76%) Juniper
5 2 (11.76%) Aruba
5 2 (11.76%) Mitel
5 2 (11.76%) Brocade
5 2 (11.76%) EMC
6 1 (5.88%) WatchGuard
6 1 (5.88%) F5