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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 47 68 85
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +17
Permanent jobs citing WAN 30 12 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 3.73% 1.49% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.83% 21.05% 2.60%
Number of salaries quoted 30 11 4
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £28,500 £35,750
10% offered a salary of more than £65,250 £50,000 £42,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +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
144 57 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 17.89% 7.05% 15.51%
Number of salaries quoted 139 51 145
Average salary £44,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £28,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,850 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 July 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Oxford

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 3 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 (77.55%) Firewall
2 32 (65.31%) LAN
3 26 (53.06%) ITIL
3 26 (53.06%) VMware
4 25 (51.02%) Windows
5 21 (42.86%) Cisco
6 19 (38.78%) Microsoft
6 19 (38.78%) Linux
7 17 (34.69%) Data Centre
8 16 (32.65%) TCP/IP
8 16 (32.65%) DNS
9 15 (30.61%) MPLS
10 14 (28.57%) OSPF
10 14 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (28.57%) VPN
10 14 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
11 13 (26.53%) Python
11 13 (26.53%) BGP
12 12 (24.49%) Perl
12 12 (24.49%) Windows Server 2008
13 11 (22.45%) SQL Server
13 11 (22.45%) Active Directory
14 10 (20.41%) C
14 10 (20.41%) IPsec
14 10 (20.41%) VLAN
14 10 (20.41%) Cisco IOS
15 9 (18.37%) Service Delivery
15 9 (18.37%) HP
15 9 (18.37%) Microsoft Certification
15 9 (18.37%) Cisco ASA

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 (12.24%) Apache
2 5 (10.20%) IIS
3 4 (8.16%) MS Exchange
3 4 (8.16%) Lync
4 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (12.24%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.08%) Office 365
3 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (77.55%) Firewall
2 32 (65.31%) LAN
3 16 (32.65%) TCP/IP
3 16 (32.65%) DNS
4 15 (30.61%) MPLS
5 14 (28.57%) OSPF
5 14 (28.57%) VPN
6 13 (26.53%) BGP
7 10 (20.41%) IPsec
7 10 (20.41%) VLAN
7 10 (20.41%) Cisco IOS
8 9 (18.37%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (16.33%) Cisco PIX
10 7 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
11 6 (12.24%) FCoE
11 6 (12.24%) iSCSI
11 6 (12.24%) SAN
12 5 (10.20%) EIGRP
12 5 (10.20%) ADSL
12 5 (10.20%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (6.12%) Banking
2 2 (4.08%) Retail
2 2 (4.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (14.29%) Consultant
1 7 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
1 7 (14.29%) Administrator
1 7 (14.29%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 6 (12.24%) Analyst
3 5 (10.20%) Architect
3 5 (10.20%) Account Manager
3 5 (10.20%) Support Analyst
3 5 (10.20%) Technical Manager
3 5 (10.20%) Technical Account Manager
3 5 (10.20%) Client Account Manager
4 4 (8.16%) Senior Consultant
4 4 (8.16%) Security Solutions Architect
4 4 (8.16%) Security Architect
4 4 (8.16%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
4 4 (8.16%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (8.16%) Network Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) Web Services
1 1 (2.04%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (34.69%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.20%) Statistics
3 2 (4.08%) Clustering
4 1 (2.04%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 25 (51.02%) Windows
2 19 (38.78%) Linux
3 12 (24.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 7 (14.29%) Windows 8
5 6 (12.24%) CentOS
5 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (12.24%) Debian
5 6 (12.24%) Ubuntu
6 5 (10.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (4.08%) UNIX
8 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.04%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (53.06%) ITIL
2 9 (18.37%) Service Delivery
3 7 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (12.24%) Performance Analysis
4 6 (12.24%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (10.20%) Incident Management
5 5 (10.20%) PRINCE2
6 4 (8.16%) Configuration Management
6 4 (8.16%) Project Management
6 4 (8.16%) Change Management
6 4 (8.16%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (8.16%) TOGAF
6 4 (8.16%) Mentoring
7 3 (6.12%) Network Architecture
8 2 (4.08%) Problem Management
8 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (4.08%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (4.08%) Technical Analysis
8 2 (4.08%) Performance Monitoring
9 1 (2.04%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (26.53%) Python
2 12 (24.49%) Perl
3 10 (20.41%) C
4 9 (18.37%) Bash Shell
5 7 (14.29%) SQL
5 7 (14.29%) Ruby
6 4 (8.16%) Tcl
7 3 (6.12%) PHP
8 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (18.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (16.33%) MCSE
3 8 (16.33%) CCNP
4 7 (14.29%) CCNA
5 5 (10.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (10.20%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (8.16%) JNCIA
6 4 (8.16%) CCDP
7 2 (4.08%) MCSA
7 2 (4.08%) Degree
8 1 (2.04%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (22.45%) Active Directory
3 7 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.08%) Terminal Services
4 2 (4.08%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (12.24%) SELinux
2 5 (10.20%) Puppet
2 5 (10.20%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (6.12%) Backup Exec
4 2 (4.08%) WSUS
5 1 (2.04%) SCCM
5 1 (2.04%) SCOM
5 1 (2.04%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.04%) ZABBIX
5 1 (2.04%) SCDPM
5 1 (2.04%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 26 (53.06%) VMware
2 21 (42.86%) Cisco
3 19 (38.78%) Microsoft
4 9 (18.37%) HP
5 8 (16.33%) CheckPoint
6 5 (10.20%) F5
6 5 (10.20%) Oracle
7 4 (8.16%) Juniper
7 4 (8.16%) Sage
8 3 (6.12%) Veeam
9 2 (4.08%) CommVault
9 2 (4.08%) Novell
9 2 (4.08%) Citrix
10 1 (2.04%) Dell
10 1 (2.04%) SonicWALL