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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 64 68 60
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Permanent jobs citing WAN 14 9 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 1.90% 1.19% 2.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.38% 8.11% 13.47%
Number of salaries quoted 14 9 24
Average salary £48,750 £40,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.87% -27.27%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
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
91 111 193
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 12.36% 14.68% 20.32%
Number of salaries quoted 84 96 185
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 27 February 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Oxford

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 13 (59.09%) ITIL
1 13 (59.09%) Windows
1 13 (59.09%) LAN
2 11 (50.00%) Cisco
2 11 (50.00%) VMware
3 10 (45.45%) Firewall
3 10 (45.45%) HP
3 10 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (40.91%) CCNA
4 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
5 8 (36.36%) MPLS
6 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
7 6 (27.27%) Juniper
7 6 (27.27%) CCNP
8 5 (22.73%) Service Delivery
8 5 (22.73%) Backup Exec
9 4 (18.18%) Project Management
9 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
9 4 (18.18%) DNS
9 4 (18.18%) TOGAF
9 4 (18.18%) JNCIA
9 4 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (18.18%) PCI DSS
10 3 (13.64%) Office 365
10 3 (13.64%) Line Management
10 3 (13.64%) Enterprise Architecture
10 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (13.64%) 4G
10 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
1 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (9.09%) Lync
3 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (13.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (59.09%) LAN
2 10 (45.45%) Firewall
3 8 (36.36%) MPLS
4 4 (18.18%) DNS
5 3 (13.64%) Internet
5 3 (13.64%) ADSL
5 3 (13.64%) ISDN
5 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
5 3 (13.64%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (13.64%) Wireless
5 3 (13.64%) Network Security
5 3 (13.64%) 4G
6 2 (9.09%) Ethernet
6 2 (9.09%) SAN
7 1 (4.55%) SSL
7 1 (4.55%) OSPF
7 1 (4.55%) BGP
7 1 (4.55%) EIGRP
7 1 (4.55%) TACACS
7 1 (4.55%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (9.09%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Architect
2 5 (22.73%) Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (18.18%) Security Architect
3 4 (18.18%) Security Solutions Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Network Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (9.09%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Network Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Service Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Support Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) IT Services Manager
5 2 (9.09%) IT Support
6 1 (4.55%) Designer
6 1 (4.55%) Service Desk Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Network Design Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.55%) Linux Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Storage
1 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (59.09%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) ITIL
2 5 (22.73%) Service Delivery
3 4 (18.18%) TOGAF
3 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
3 4 (18.18%) Project Management
3 4 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (13.64%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (13.64%) Line Management
5 2 (9.09%) Business Continuity
5 2 (9.09%) Problem Management
5 2 (9.09%) Network Architecture
5 2 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (9.09%) Change Management
6 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.55%) Strategic Planning
6 1 (4.55%) Service Management
6 1 (4.55%) ERP
6 1 (4.55%) DevOps
6 1 (4.55%) Time Management
6 1 (4.55%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
1 3 (13.64%) C
2 1 (4.55%) Perl
2 1 (4.55%) Python
2 1 (4.55%) Ruby
2 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (40.91%) CCNA
3 6 (27.27%) CCNP
4 4 (18.18%) JNCIA
5 1 (4.55%) MCITP
5 1 (4.55%) CCAA
5 1 (4.55%) MCSE
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.55%) CCDP
5 1 (4.55%) CCA
5 1 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (4.55%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (4.55%) XenDesktop
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.55%) SCCM
2 1 (4.55%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (50.00%) Cisco
1 11 (50.00%) VMware
2 10 (45.45%) HP
3 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
4 6 (27.27%) Juniper
5 3 (13.64%) Veeam
6 2 (9.09%) ProCurve
6 2 (9.09%) Symantec
6 2 (9.09%) BT
7 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
7 1 (4.55%) Citrix
7 1 (4.55%) Oracle
7 1 (4.55%) SAP