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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 29 35 30
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Permanent jobs citing WAN 16 13 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 4.51% 3.81% 4.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.67% 16.05% 9.76%
Number of salaries quoted 12 8 16
Average salary £50,000 £53,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.97% +19.44%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
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
60 81 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 16.90% 23.75% 48.66%
Number of salaries quoted 49 71 61
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,300 £35,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 28 August 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Middlesex

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 20 (100.00%) LAN
2 15 (75.00%) Cisco
2 15 (75.00%) Firewall
3 13 (65.00%) CCNP
3 13 (65.00%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (65.00%) CheckPoint
4 12 (60.00%) DNS
5 10 (50.00%) SSL
5 10 (50.00%) VoIP
5 10 (50.00%) Internet
5 10 (50.00%) VPN
5 10 (50.00%) CCVP
5 10 (50.00%) Cisco UCCX
5 10 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (20.00%) Mentoring
6 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
6 4 (20.00%) Windows
7 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (15.00%) Load Balancing
7 3 (15.00%) Fortinet
7 3 (15.00%) LogRhythm
7 3 (15.00%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
7 3 (15.00%) F5
8 2 (10.00%) SolarWinds
8 2 (10.00%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (10.00%) Technical Analysis
8 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (10.00%) NetScout

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Office
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 20 (100.00%) LAN
2 15 (75.00%) Firewall
3 12 (60.00%) DNS
4 10 (50.00%) SSL
4 10 (50.00%) Internet
4 10 (50.00%) VoIP
4 10 (50.00%) VPN
5 2 (10.00%) DHCP
5 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (10.00%) Intranet
6 1 (5.00%) MPLS
6 1 (5.00%) BGP
6 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (5.00%) Wireless
6 1 (5.00%) IP Telephony
6 1 (5.00%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 17 (85.00%) Network Engineer
2 10 (50.00%) Systems Engineer
2 10 (50.00%) Administrator
2 10 (50.00%) Network Administrator
2 10 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 10 (50.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 10 (50.00%) Cisco Administrator
3 4 (20.00%) Voice Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Data Network Administrator
3 4 (20.00%) Data Network Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Data Administrator
3 4 (20.00%) Cisco Voice Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Voice Network Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Operations Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Network Operations Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) NOC Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Professional Services Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) AS400
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (10.00%) AIX
3 2 (10.00%) UNIX
3 2 (10.00%) OS/400
4 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (15.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (15.00%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (10.00%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (10.00%) Change Management
3 2 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (5.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (5.00%) Matrix Management
4 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (65.00%) Cisco Certification
1 13 (65.00%) CCNP
2 10 (50.00%) CCVP
3 1 (5.00%) JNCIS
3 1 (5.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) CCNA
3 1 (5.00%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (50.00%) Cisco UCCX
1 10 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (10.00%) Nagios
2 2 (10.00%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 15 (75.00%) Cisco
2 13 (65.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (15.00%) Fortinet
3 3 (15.00%) F5
3 3 (15.00%) LogRhythm
4 2 (10.00%) SolarWinds
4 2 (10.00%) NetScout
4 2 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (5.00%) EMC
5 1 (5.00%) Juniper
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle
5 1 (5.00%) VMware
5 1 (5.00%) Brocade
5 1 (5.00%) Ruckus Wireless
5 1 (5.00%) Meraki
5 1 (5.00%) WatchGuard