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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 35 23 30
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +7
Permanent jobs citing WAN 11 16 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 3.62% 5.46% 4.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.10% 13.22% 21.35%
Number of salaries quoted 6 16 19
Average salary £58,750 £45,000 £69,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.55% -35.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £42,500 £50,000
10% offered a salary of more than £83,750 £68,750 £74,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.31%
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
78 121 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 25.66% 41.30% 22.53%
Number of salaries quoted 68 59 77
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £37,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £69,500 £57,500
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 18 September 2014.

WAN Salary Histogram in Middlesex

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 21 (70.00%) LAN
2 17 (56.67%) Windows
3 16 (53.33%) Cisco
4 15 (50.00%) Linux
5 14 (46.67%) MS Excel
6 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 12 (40.00%) VPN
7 10 (33.33%) SAN
8 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
9 8 (26.67%) Finance
9 8 (26.67%) VMware
9 8 (26.67%) VLAN
9 8 (26.67%) vSphere
10 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (23.33%) Cisco IPT
10 7 (23.33%) CheckPoint
11 6 (20.00%) Project Management
11 6 (20.00%) ITIL
11 6 (20.00%) PRINCE2
12 5 (16.67%) HP
12 5 (16.67%) EMC
12 5 (16.67%) MPLS
12 5 (16.67%) Load Balancing
12 5 (16.67%) Banking
12 5 (16.67%) Problem Management
12 5 (16.67%) Unified Communications
13 4 (13.33%) F5
13 4 (13.33%) Online Games
13 4 (13.33%) Network Security
13 4 (13.33%) Riverbed

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (13.33%) eRoom
1 4 (13.33%) SAS
1 4 (13.33%) IIS
1 4 (13.33%) Apache
1 4 (13.33%) Tomcat
2 2 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (46.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (6.67%) MS Office
4 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 21 (70.00%) LAN
2 12 (40.00%) VPN
3 10 (33.33%) SAN
4 8 (26.67%) VLAN
5 7 (23.33%) Cisco IPT
6 5 (16.67%) MPLS
6 5 (16.67%) Unified Communications
7 4 (13.33%) Network Security
7 4 (13.33%) VPLS
7 4 (13.33%) Ethernet
8 3 (10.00%) OSPF
8 3 (10.00%) Firewall
8 3 (10.00%) EIGRP
8 3 (10.00%) Frame Relay
8 3 (10.00%) BIG-IP
9 2 (6.67%) Wireless
10 1 (3.33%) VoIP
10 1 (3.33%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.33%) MySQL
3 1 (3.33%) Informix
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 8 (26.67%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Banking
3 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 4 (13.33%) Games
4 1 (3.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (16.67%) Project Manager
1 5 (16.67%) DBA
1 5 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
2 4 (13.33%) Business Manager
2 4 (13.33%) Technical Manager
2 4 (13.33%) Technical Operations Manager
2 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Business Development Manager
2 4 (13.33%) SQL Server DBA
2 4 (13.33%) SQL DBA
2 4 (13.33%) Development Manager
2 4 (13.33%) Operations Manager
3 3 (10.00%) Network Consultant
3 3 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Network Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Architect
5 1 (3.33%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Online Games
2 3 (10.00%) Replication
2 3 (10.00%) Clustering
2 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (56.67%) Windows
2 15 (50.00%) Linux
3 4 (13.33%) UNIX
3 4 (13.33%) Solaris
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) Project Management
1 6 (20.00%) ITIL
1 6 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 5 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 5 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 4 (13.33%) Analytics
3 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Management
3 4 (13.33%) Campaign Management
3 4 (13.33%) Low Latency
3 4 (13.33%) Business Development
3 4 (13.33%) Resource Management
3 4 (13.33%) Project Planning
3 4 (13.33%) Change Management
3 4 (13.33%) GAP Analysis
3 4 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (10.00%) CRM
4 3 (10.00%) Web Development
4 3 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (3.33%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Degree
1 4 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (13.33%) CCNP
2 3 (10.00%) CCIE
3 1 (3.33%) CCNA
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.67%) QA
3 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (26.67%) vSphere
2 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 16 (53.33%) Cisco
2 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (26.67%) VMware
4 7 (23.33%) CheckPoint
5 5 (16.67%) HP
5 5 (16.67%) EMC
6 4 (13.33%) F5
6 4 (13.33%) Riverbed
6 4 (13.33%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (13.33%) Juniper
6 4 (13.33%) Oracle
6 4 (13.33%) JBoss
7 3 (10.00%) Nokia
7 3 (10.00%) Apple
8 1 (3.33%) Citrix
8 1 (3.33%) Sun
8 1 (3.33%) IBM
8 1 (3.33%) NetApp
8 1 (3.33%) Mitel