The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 56 76 83
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +7
Permanent jobs citing WAN 25 10 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 3.40% 1.14% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.12% 13.16% 3.33%
Number of salaries quoted 25 10 5
Average salary £52,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.52% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,100 £28,050 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £50,250 £55,600
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
WAN
Oxfordshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Oxford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
138 76 150
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 18.75% 8.63% 14.59%
Number of salaries quoted 119 68 142
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,900 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WAN across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

WAN
Salary Trend in Oxford

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

WAN Salary Trend in Oxford

WAN
Salary Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAN across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Oxford

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Oxford 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 26 (66.67%) Firewall
2 25 (64.10%) ITIL
3 24 (61.54%) LAN
4 20 (51.28%) Windows
5 17 (43.59%) VMware
6 15 (38.46%) Linux
6 15 (38.46%) Cisco
6 15 (38.46%) Microsoft
6 15 (38.46%) MPLS
7 13 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 13 (33.33%) Data Centre
8 12 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (23.08%) DNS
9 9 (23.08%) HP
9 9 (23.08%) Python
9 9 (23.08%) Perl
9 9 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
10 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (20.51%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (20.51%) SQL
10 8 (20.51%) VPN
10 8 (20.51%) CheckPoint
10 8 (20.51%) OSPF
10 8 (20.51%) Service Delivery
11 7 (17.95%) BGP
11 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (17.95%) CCNP
11 7 (17.95%) SQL Server
11 7 (17.95%) Bash Shell
12 6 (15.38%) Puppet

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Oxford 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 5 (12.82%) Apache
1 5 (12.82%) IIS
2 4 (10.26%) Lync
3 2 (5.13%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.51%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (7.69%) Office 365
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (66.67%) Firewall
2 24 (61.54%) LAN
3 15 (38.46%) MPLS
4 13 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 9 (23.08%) DNS
6 8 (20.51%) VPN
6 8 (20.51%) OSPF
7 7 (17.95%) BGP
8 6 (15.38%) IPsec
8 6 (15.38%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (12.82%) BIG-IP
10 4 (10.26%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (10.26%) VoIP
10 4 (10.26%) ADSL
10 4 (10.26%) SAN
10 4 (10.26%) Cisco PIX
11 3 (7.69%) Network Security
11 3 (7.69%) VLAN
11 3 (7.69%) Wireless
11 3 (7.69%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (7.69%) Banking
2 2 (5.13%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Retail
3 1 (2.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (15.38%) Architect
2 5 (12.82%) Client Account Manager
2 5 (12.82%) Account Manager
2 5 (12.82%) Administrator
2 5 (12.82%) Technical Account Manager
2 5 (12.82%) Technical Manager
2 5 (12.82%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (10.26%) Security Solutions Architect
3 4 (10.26%) Security Architect
3 4 (10.26%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 3 (7.69%) Consultant
4 3 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Network Manager
4 3 (7.69%) Network Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) IT Support
5 2 (5.13%) IT Services Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 5 (12.82%) Statistics
3 2 (5.13%) Clustering
4 1 (2.56%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 20 (51.28%) Windows
2 15 (38.46%) Linux
3 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (12.82%) Ubuntu
5 5 (12.82%) Debian
5 5 (12.82%) CentOS
5 5 (12.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (7.69%) Windows 7
6 3 (7.69%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.56%) UNIX
7 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (64.10%) ITIL
2 8 (20.51%) Service Delivery
3 5 (12.82%) Incident Management
3 5 (12.82%) Project Management
3 5 (12.82%) PRINCE2
3 5 (12.82%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (10.26%) Configuration Management
4 4 (10.26%) TOGAF
4 4 (10.26%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (7.69%) Change Management
5 3 (7.69%) Network Architecture
6 2 (5.13%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (5.13%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (5.13%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (5.13%) Line Management
6 2 (5.13%) Mentoring
6 2 (5.13%) Business Continuity
6 2 (5.13%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.56%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.08%) Python
1 9 (23.08%) Perl
2 8 (20.51%) SQL
3 7 (17.95%) Bash Shell
4 6 (15.38%) C
5 4 (10.26%) Ruby
6 2 (5.13%) PHP
7 1 (2.56%) Tcl
7 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (17.95%) CCNP
3 6 (15.38%) MCSE
4 5 (12.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 5 (12.82%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (12.82%) CCNA
5 4 (10.26%) CCDP
5 4 (10.26%) JNCIA
6 1 (2.56%) Degree
6 1 (2.56%) MCITP
6 1 (2.56%) CCA
6 1 (2.56%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (2.56%) CCEA
6 1 (2.56%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (15.38%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.13%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.56%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.56%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (15.38%) Puppet
2 5 (12.82%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (7.69%) Backup Exec
4 2 (5.13%) SELinux
4 2 (5.13%) SCCM
5 1 (2.56%) WSUS
5 1 (2.56%) SCOM
5 1 (2.56%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.56%) ZABBIX
5 1 (2.56%) SCDPM
5 1 (2.56%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 17 (43.59%) VMware
2 15 (38.46%) Cisco
2 15 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 9 (23.08%) HP
4 8 (20.51%) CheckPoint
5 6 (15.38%) Oracle
6 5 (12.82%) F5
7 4 (10.26%) Juniper
8 3 (7.69%) Veeam
9 2 (5.13%) Citrix
9 2 (5.13%) Novell
10 1 (2.56%) SonicWALL
10 1 (2.56%) CommVault
10 1 (2.56%) Dell
10 1 (2.56%) SAP