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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 83 71 73
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +2
Permanent jobs citing WAN 10 10 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 1.28% 1.32% 1.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.20% 10.64% 6.25%
Number of salaries quoted 7 10 8
Average salary £46,000 £58,750 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.70% +34.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £43,150 £30,350
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £75,000 £53,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+10.38% +1.31%
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
98 94 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 12.52% 12.37% 16.22%
Number of salaries quoted 81 91 112
Average salary £46,000 £30,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+53.33% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £20,580 £30,300
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £67,500
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 10 February 2016.

WAN Salary Histogram in Oxford

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 10 (83.33%) VPN
1 10 (83.33%) Cisco
2 9 (75.00%) VMware
2 9 (75.00%) Cisco IOS
2 9 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (75.00%) Data Centre
3 8 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (66.67%) Firewall
4 7 (58.33%) SAN
4 7 (58.33%) Load Balancing
5 6 (50.00%) SELinux
5 6 (50.00%) Hyper-V
5 6 (50.00%) iSCSI
5 6 (50.00%) Bash Shell
5 6 (50.00%) FCoE
5 6 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
5 6 (50.00%) WAN Optimisation
5 6 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (50.00%) Performance Analysis
5 6 (50.00%) IPsec
5 6 (50.00%) SSL
5 6 (50.00%) Linux
6 5 (41.67%) LAN
7 4 (33.33%) CCNP
7 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 3 (25.00%) Presales
8 3 (25.00%) HP
9 2 (16.67%) IronPort
9 2 (16.67%) Network Security

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 10 (83.33%) VPN
2 9 (75.00%) Cisco IOS
3 8 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (66.67%) Firewall
4 7 (58.33%) SAN
5 6 (50.00%) FCoE
5 6 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
5 6 (50.00%) IPsec
5 6 (50.00%) iSCSI
5 6 (50.00%) SSL
6 5 (41.67%) LAN
7 2 (16.67%) MPLS
7 2 (16.67%) Network Security
7 2 (16.67%) Software-Defined Networking
7 2 (16.67%) TACACS
7 2 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (16.67%) Wireless
8 1 (8.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Consultant
2 6 (50.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 6 (50.00%) Infrastructure Security Consultant
2 6 (50.00%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
2 6 (50.00%) Network Security Consultant
2 6 (50.00%) Security Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Network Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Network Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 9 (75.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) CatOS
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Load Balancing
2 6 (50.00%) Performance Analysis
2 6 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (50.00%) WAN Optimisation
3 3 (25.00%) Presales
4 1 (8.33%) B2C
4 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
4 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (8.33%) High Availability
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) CCNP
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (16.67%) HP ASE
2 2 (16.67%) HP MASE
3 1 (8.33%) CCIE
3 1 (8.33%) CCNA
3 1 (8.33%) VCAP
3 1 (8.33%) VCDX
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (8.33%) KVM
3 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) SELinux
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Cisco
2 9 (75.00%) VMware
3 3 (25.00%) HP
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (16.67%) IronPort
4 2 (16.67%) Meraki
4 2 (16.67%) ProCurve
4 2 (16.67%) Tripwire
5 1 (8.33%) F5
5 1 (8.33%) IBM
5 1 (8.33%) Juniper
5 1 (8.33%) Salesforce.com