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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 37 32 25
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -7
Permanent jobs citing WAN 8 18 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 2.42% 4.90% 5.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.67% 14.17% 18.45%
Number of salaries quoted 8 11 19
Average salary £39,625 £50,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.75% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,250 £25,000 £37,400
10% offered a salary of more than £56,250 £60,000 £70,000
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 Middlesex region.

Communications & Networking Category
Middlesex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
48 127 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 14.55% 34.60% 29.68%
Number of salaries quoted 38 112 79
Average salary £44,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 19 December 2014.

WAN Salary Histogram in Middlesex

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 14 (73.68%) LAN
2 10 (52.63%) Cisco
3 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
3 8 (42.11%) Unified Communications
4 7 (36.84%) VPN
5 6 (31.58%) MPLS
5 6 (31.58%) CCNP
5 6 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (31.58%) VoIP
5 6 (31.58%) Windows
5 6 (31.58%) MS Office
6 5 (26.32%) CCNA
6 5 (26.32%) Firewall
6 5 (26.32%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (21.05%) VPLS
7 4 (21.05%) Network Security
7 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (21.05%) Ethernet
7 4 (21.05%) HP
7 4 (21.05%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (21.05%) VMware
7 4 (21.05%) Business Development
7 4 (21.05%) Campaign Management
7 4 (21.05%) Low Latency
7 4 (21.05%) Degree
7 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
7 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
8 3 (15.79%) Finance
8 3 (15.79%) vSphere
8 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (31.58%) MS Office
2 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 3 (15.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 14 (73.68%) LAN
2 8 (42.11%) Unified Communications
3 7 (36.84%) VPN
4 6 (31.58%) VoIP
4 6 (31.58%) MPLS
5 5 (26.32%) Firewall
5 5 (26.32%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (21.05%) VPLS
6 4 (21.05%) Network Security
6 4 (21.05%) Ethernet
7 3 (15.79%) WLAN
7 3 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (15.79%) VLAN
8 2 (10.53%) Cisco IPT
8 2 (10.53%) Wireless
8 2 (10.53%) OSPF
8 2 (10.53%) DHCP
8 2 (10.53%) RIP
8 2 (10.53%) DNS
8 2 (10.53%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Informix
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
2 3 (15.79%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Network Engineer
1 4 (21.05%) Development Manager
1 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (21.05%) Business Development Manager
1 4 (21.05%) Business Manager
2 3 (15.79%) Network Administrator
2 3 (15.79%) Architect
2 3 (15.79%) Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Network Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Informix DBA
4 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Designer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Network Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) DBA
4 1 (5.26%) Network Designer
4 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (15.79%) Linux
4 2 (10.53%) Windows 2000
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Business Development
1 4 (21.05%) Campaign Management
1 4 (21.05%) Low Latency
2 3 (15.79%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (15.79%) ITIL
2 3 (15.79%) CRM
3 2 (10.53%) Service Management
3 2 (10.53%) Change Management
3 2 (10.53%) Business Continuity
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (10.53%) Web Development
3 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
3 2 (10.53%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.26%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.26%) Network Architecture
4 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.26%) Information Security
4 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.26%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) C
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) CCNP
1 6 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (26.32%) CCNA
3 4 (21.05%) Degree
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (5.26%) MCTS
5 1 (5.26%) CCDP
5 1 (5.26%) MCP
5 1 (5.26%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
1 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (15.79%) vSphere
2 1 (5.26%) XenApp
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Cisco
2 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
3 4 (21.05%) HP
3 4 (21.05%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (21.05%) VMware
4 2 (10.53%) Aruba
4 2 (10.53%) F5
4 2 (10.53%) Apple
4 2 (10.53%) Juniper
5 1 (5.26%) NetApp
5 1 (5.26%) EMC
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix
5 1 (5.26%) Sun
5 1 (5.26%) IBM
5 1 (5.26%) Mitel