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

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 67 61 71
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +10
Permanent jobs citing WAN 15 12 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 1.98% 1.66% 1.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.00% 14.46% 9.79%
Number of salaries quoted 15 7 9
Average salary £47,500 £30,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+55.73% -23.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £24,000 £29,800
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £42,200 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +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
100 83 143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 13.21% 11.50% 15.56%
Number of salaries quoted 75 68 128
Average salary £44,000 £40,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £18,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £51,500
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 4 September 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Oxford

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 33 (76.74%) Firewall
2 31 (72.09%) LAN
3 22 (51.16%) VMware
4 21 (48.84%) Linux
5 20 (46.51%) Data Centre
6 19 (44.19%) Cisco
7 17 (39.53%) DNS
7 17 (39.53%) Windows
8 16 (37.21%) ITIL
8 16 (37.21%) TCP/IP
8 16 (37.21%) VPN
8 16 (37.21%) VMware Infrastructure
9 15 (34.88%) Python
9 15 (34.88%) OSPF
10 14 (32.56%) BGP
10 14 (32.56%) Perl
10 14 (32.56%) Microsoft
11 13 (30.23%) Cisco Certification
12 12 (27.91%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (25.58%) Windows Server 2008
13 11 (25.58%) VLAN
13 11 (25.58%) Cisco IOS
13 11 (25.58%) IPsec
13 11 (25.58%) Active Directory
13 11 (25.58%) SQL Server
13 11 (25.58%) Bash Shell
14 10 (23.26%) CCNP
14 10 (23.26%) Cisco PIX
15 9 (20.93%) Ruby
15 9 (20.93%) C

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (13.95%) Apache
2 5 (11.63%) IIS
3 4 (9.30%) Lync
3 4 (9.30%) MS Exchange
4 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (11.63%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.63%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.65%) Office 365
3 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (76.74%) Firewall
2 31 (72.09%) LAN
3 17 (39.53%) DNS
4 16 (37.21%) TCP/IP
4 16 (37.21%) VPN
5 15 (34.88%) OSPF
6 14 (32.56%) BGP
7 12 (27.91%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (25.58%) IPsec
8 11 (25.58%) VLAN
8 11 (25.58%) Cisco IOS
9 10 (23.26%) Cisco PIX
10 9 (20.93%) Fibre Channel
10 9 (20.93%) SAN
11 8 (18.60%) FCoE
11 8 (18.60%) iSCSI
12 7 (16.28%) MPLS
13 5 (11.63%) VoIP
13 5 (11.63%) BIG-IP
14 4 (9.30%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.58%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (6.98%) Banking
2 2 (4.65%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (25.58%) Consultant
2 8 (18.60%) Systems Administrator
2 8 (18.60%) Administrator
2 8 (18.60%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 5 (11.63%) Technical Manager
3 5 (11.63%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
3 5 (11.63%) Technical Account Manager
3 5 (11.63%) Support Analyst
3 5 (11.63%) Account Manager
3 5 (11.63%) Analyst
3 5 (11.63%) Client Account Manager
3 5 (11.63%) Senior Consultant
4 4 (9.30%) Network Consultant
5 3 (6.98%) Network Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Implementation Consultant
5 3 (6.98%) Network Manager
5 3 (6.98%) Network Design Consultant
5 3 (6.98%) Network Implementation Consultant
5 3 (6.98%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) Web Services
1 1 (2.33%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (46.51%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.63%) Statistics
3 2 (4.65%) Clustering
4 1 (2.33%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 21 (48.84%) Linux
2 17 (39.53%) Windows
3 11 (25.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (16.28%) Windows 7
4 7 (16.28%) Windows 8
5 6 (13.95%) CentOS
5 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (13.95%) Debian
5 6 (13.95%) Ubuntu
6 5 (11.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (4.65%) UNIX
8 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (37.21%) ITIL
2 9 (20.93%) Performance Tuning
3 8 (18.60%) Performance Analysis
4 7 (16.28%) Service Delivery
5 6 (13.95%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (13.95%) Mentoring
6 5 (11.63%) PRINCE2
6 5 (11.63%) Incident Management
7 3 (6.98%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (6.98%) Change Management
7 3 (6.98%) Network Design
7 3 (6.98%) Technical Analysis
8 1 (2.33%) DevOps
8 1 (2.33%) Line Management
8 1 (2.33%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (2.33%) Business Continuity
8 1 (2.33%) Configuration Management
8 1 (2.33%) Project Management
8 1 (2.33%) Load Balancing
8 1 (2.33%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.88%) Python
2 14 (32.56%) Perl
3 11 (25.58%) Bash Shell
4 9 (20.93%) C
4 9 (20.93%) Ruby
5 7 (16.28%) SQL
6 6 (13.95%) Tcl
7 3 (6.98%) PHP
8 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (30.23%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (23.26%) CCNP
3 9 (20.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (18.60%) MCSE
5 5 (11.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (11.63%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (9.30%) CCNA
6 4 (9.30%) CCDP
7 3 (6.98%) MCSA
7 3 (6.98%) CCIE
8 2 (4.65%) Degree
System Software
1 16 (37.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (25.58%) Active Directory
3 7 (16.28%) Hyper-V
4 3 (6.98%) Terminal Services
4 3 (6.98%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (18.60%) SELinux
2 5 (11.63%) Puppet
2 5 (11.63%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (6.98%) WSUS
4 1 (2.33%) SCCM
4 1 (2.33%) SCOM
4 1 (2.33%) SCVMM
4 1 (2.33%) ZABBIX
4 1 (2.33%) SCDPM
4 1 (2.33%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 22 (51.16%) VMware
2 19 (44.19%) Cisco
3 14 (32.56%) Microsoft
4 7 (16.28%) CheckPoint
5 5 (11.63%) F5
5 5 (11.63%) Oracle
6 4 (9.30%) Sage
7 3 (6.98%) Citrix
7 3 (6.98%) CommVault
8 2 (4.65%) Novell
8 2 (4.65%) HP
9 1 (2.33%) Dell
9 1 (2.33%) SonicWALL