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

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 56 67 76
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +9
Permanent jobs citing WAN 21 9 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 2.75% 1.16% 0.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.21% 15.00% 5.00%
Number of salaries quoted 21 8 6
Average salary £53,000 £42,500 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+24.70% +17.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £31,700 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £50,750 £43,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
122 60 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 15.99% 7.76% 14.49%
Number of salaries quoted 112 52 128
Average salary £44,000 £45,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.22% +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 July 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Oxford

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 38 (74.51%) Firewall
2 35 (68.63%) LAN
3 26 (50.98%) VMware
4 24 (47.06%) Cisco
4 24 (47.06%) ITIL
5 23 (45.10%) Windows
6 21 (41.18%) Data Centre
7 20 (39.22%) Linux
8 18 (35.29%) DNS
9 17 (33.33%) TCP/IP
9 17 (33.33%) Microsoft
10 16 (31.37%) VPN
10 16 (31.37%) Cisco Certification
11 15 (29.41%) OSPF
11 15 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
12 14 (27.45%) BGP
12 14 (27.45%) Python
13 13 (25.49%) Perl
13 13 (25.49%) MPLS
14 12 (23.53%) Active Directory
14 12 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
15 11 (21.57%) Cisco ASA
15 11 (21.57%) SQL Server
15 11 (21.57%) C
15 11 (21.57%) CCNP
15 11 (21.57%) IPsec
15 11 (21.57%) VLAN
15 11 (21.57%) Cisco IOS
16 10 (19.61%) Microsoft Certification
16 10 (19.61%) Bash Shell

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 6 (11.76%) Apache
2 5 (9.80%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.80%) IIS
3 4 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (7.84%) Lync
4 3 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.73%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.92%) Office 365
3 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (74.51%) Firewall
2 35 (68.63%) LAN
3 18 (35.29%) DNS
4 17 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 16 (31.37%) VPN
6 15 (29.41%) OSPF
7 14 (27.45%) BGP
8 13 (25.49%) MPLS
9 11 (21.57%) VLAN
9 11 (21.57%) Cisco IOS
9 11 (21.57%) IPsec
9 11 (21.57%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (17.65%) Cisco PIX
11 8 (15.69%) Fibre Channel
11 8 (15.69%) SAN
12 7 (13.73%) FCoE
12 7 (13.73%) iSCSI
13 6 (11.76%) ADSL
14 5 (9.80%) VoIP
14 5 (9.80%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (21.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (5.88%) Banking
2 2 (3.92%) Retail
2 2 (3.92%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (19.61%) Consultant
2 8 (15.69%) Systems Administrator
2 8 (15.69%) Administrator
3 7 (13.73%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 5 (9.80%) Technical Manager
4 5 (9.80%) Technical Account Manager
4 5 (9.80%) Support Analyst
4 5 (9.80%) Account Manager
4 5 (9.80%) Analyst
4 5 (9.80%) Client Account Manager
5 4 (7.84%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
5 4 (7.84%) Network Consultant
5 4 (7.84%) Senior Consultant
5 4 (7.84%) Network Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Architect
6 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Implementation Consultant
6 3 (5.88%) Network Manager
6 3 (5.88%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) Web Services
1 1 (1.96%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (41.18%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.80%) Statistics
3 2 (3.92%) Clustering
4 1 (1.96%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 23 (45.10%) Windows
2 20 (39.22%) Linux
3 12 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (13.73%) Windows 7
4 7 (13.73%) Windows 8
5 6 (11.76%) CentOS
5 6 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (11.76%) Debian
5 6 (11.76%) Ubuntu
6 5 (9.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.92%) UNIX
8 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.96%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (47.06%) ITIL
2 9 (17.65%) Service Delivery
3 8 (15.69%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (13.73%) Performance Analysis
5 6 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (9.80%) Mentoring
6 5 (9.80%) Change Management
6 5 (9.80%) PRINCE2
6 5 (9.80%) Incident Management
7 4 (7.84%) Configuration Management
7 4 (7.84%) Project Management
8 3 (5.88%) Network Design
8 3 (5.88%) Network Architecture
8 3 (5.88%) Technical Analysis
8 3 (5.88%) Mobile Device Management
9 2 (3.92%) Problem Management
9 2 (3.92%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (3.92%) Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (3.92%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (3.92%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 14 (27.45%) Python
2 13 (25.49%) Perl
3 11 (21.57%) C
4 10 (19.61%) Bash Shell
5 8 (15.69%) Ruby
6 7 (13.73%) SQL
7 5 (9.80%) Tcl
8 3 (5.88%) PHP
9 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (31.37%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (21.57%) CCNP
3 10 (19.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (17.65%) MCSE
5 6 (11.76%) CCNA
6 5 (9.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (9.80%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (7.84%) CCDP
8 3 (5.88%) MCSA
8 3 (5.88%) CCIE
9 2 (3.92%) JNCIA
9 2 (3.92%) Degree
10 1 (1.96%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (23.53%) Active Directory
3 7 (13.73%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.88%) Terminal Services
4 3 (5.88%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (13.73%) SELinux
2 5 (9.80%) Puppet
2 5 (9.80%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (5.88%) Backup Exec
3 3 (5.88%) WSUS
4 1 (1.96%) SCCM
4 1 (1.96%) SCOM
4 1 (1.96%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.96%) ZABBIX
4 1 (1.96%) SCDPM
4 1 (1.96%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 26 (50.98%) VMware
2 24 (47.06%) Cisco
3 17 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 8 (15.69%) CheckPoint
5 7 (13.73%) HP
6 5 (9.80%) F5
6 5 (9.80%) Oracle
7 4 (7.84%) Sage
8 3 (5.88%) Veeam
8 3 (5.88%) Citrix
8 3 (5.88%) CommVault
9 2 (3.92%) Novell
9 2 (3.92%) Juniper
10 1 (1.96%) Dell
10 1 (1.96%) SonicWALL