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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 23 33 37
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +4
Permanent jobs citing WAN 2 9 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 1.87% 4.89% 0.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.00% 22.50% 5.88%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 0
Average salary £22,500 £18,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
10 40 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 9.35% 21.74% 13.93%
Number of salaries quoted 5 24 19
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £14,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% +114.28%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WAN across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +7 2 £22,500 +25.00%
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 5 (100.00%) LAN
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (60.00%) SLA
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (60.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (40.00%) Acronis
4 2 (40.00%) Symantec
4 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (20.00%) NAS
5 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (20.00%) Data Security
5 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (20.00%) VMware
5 1 (20.00%) MCITP
5 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (20.00%) Degree
5 1 (20.00%) CCNA
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (20.00%) Juniper
5 1 (20.00%) SAN
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) LAN
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) NAS
3 1 (20.00%) SAN
3 1 (20.00%) VoIP
3 1 (20.00%) VPN
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Solutions Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Architect
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) Data Security
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) MCITP
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (20.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Acronis
2 2 (40.00%) Symantec
3 1 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Juniper
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco