The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 28 16 35
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +19
Permanent jobs citing WAN 1 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 0.64% 6.15% 2.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.76% 80.00% 9.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 4
Median salary £30,000 £35,000 £26,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +33.33%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
WAN
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland region.

Communications & Networking Category
Northern Ireland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
21 5 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 13.38% 7.69% 30.64%
Number of salaries quoted 15 5 17
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +32.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £20,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £35,000 £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

The demand trend of job ads across the Northern Ireland region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

WAN
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

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

WAN Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

WAN
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim -11 1 £30,000 -14.28%
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for WAN.

1 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 2 (66.67%) Process Management
2 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) Risk Management
2 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 2 (66.67%) DMZ
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
2 2 (66.67%) Supplier Management
2 2 (66.67%) assyst
2 2 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (66.67%) Tandberg
2 2 (66.67%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) Skype for Business
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (66.67%) Process Improvement
2 2 (66.67%) NetScaler

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) Skype for Business
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (66.67%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) DMZ
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
2 2 (66.67%) NetScaler
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Network Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Network Support
1 2 (66.67%) Network Support Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Support
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
1 2 (66.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Process Improvement
1 2 (66.67%) Process Management
1 2 (66.67%) Risk Management
1 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
1 2 (66.67%) Service Management
1 2 (66.67%) Supplier Management
1 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (66.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) Tandberg
3 1 (33.33%) VMware