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

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 57 74 66
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -8
Permanent jobs citing WAN 17 6 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 2.40% 0.71% 2.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.67% 6.25% 10.94%
Number of salaries quoted 17 6 19
Average salary £50,000 £32,250 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+55.03% -41.36%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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
102 96 192
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 14.43% 11.41% 19.51%
Number of salaries quoted 84 86 182
Average salary £47,500 £37,500 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.66% -22.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,800 £32,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £59,600 £53,750
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 26 March 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Oxford

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 14 (60.87%) ITIL
2 13 (56.52%) Windows
3 12 (52.17%) LAN
3 12 (52.17%) Cisco
3 12 (52.17%) Firewall
4 11 (47.83%) VMware
5 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
5 10 (43.48%) HP
5 10 (43.48%) MPLS
6 7 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (26.09%) CCNA
7 6 (26.09%) Juniper
7 6 (26.09%) Service Delivery
8 5 (21.74%) C
8 5 (21.74%) SQL
8 5 (21.74%) Linux
8 5 (21.74%) DNS
9 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
9 4 (17.39%) Configuration Management
9 4 (17.39%) Project Management
9 4 (17.39%) TOGAF
9 4 (17.39%) JNCIA
9 4 (17.39%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (17.39%) PCI DSS
9 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (13.04%) Perl
10 3 (13.04%) Oracle
10 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
10 3 (13.04%) MCSE
10 3 (13.04%) Python

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 2 (8.70%) IIS
2 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (13.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (52.17%) LAN
1 12 (52.17%) Firewall
2 10 (43.48%) MPLS
3 5 (21.74%) DNS
4 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
4 3 (13.04%) VPN
4 3 (13.04%) ADSL
4 3 (13.04%) ISDN
4 3 (13.04%) OSPF
4 3 (13.04%) BGP
4 3 (13.04%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (13.04%) SAN
4 3 (13.04%) Internet
4 3 (13.04%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (13.04%) IPsec
4 3 (13.04%) 4G
5 2 (8.70%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (8.70%) BIG-IP
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (8.70%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Architect
2 4 (17.39%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (17.39%) Security Architect
2 4 (17.39%) Security Solutions Architect
3 3 (13.04%) Network Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Account Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Network Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Service Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Account Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) IT Services Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Client Account Manager
5 1 (4.35%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 13 (56.52%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) Linux
3 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) ITIL
2 6 (26.09%) Service Delivery
3 4 (17.39%) Configuration Management
3 4 (17.39%) Project Management
3 4 (17.39%) TOGAF
3 4 (17.39%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (13.04%) Line Management
5 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
5 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
5 2 (8.70%) Network Architecture
5 2 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
5 2 (8.70%) Change Management
6 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.35%) Business Continuity
6 1 (4.35%) ERP
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) C
1 5 (21.74%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) Python
2 3 (13.04%) Perl
2 3 (13.04%) Ruby
3 2 (8.70%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.35%) PHP
4 1 (4.35%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (26.09%) CCNA
3 4 (17.39%) JNCIA
4 3 (13.04%) MCSE
4 3 (13.04%) CCNP
4 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (4.35%) CCA
6 1 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (4.35%) CCEA
6 1 (4.35%) MCITP
6 1 (4.35%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
1 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.35%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) Puppet
2 1 (4.35%) SELinux
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) Cisco
2 11 (47.83%) VMware
3 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
3 10 (43.48%) HP
4 6 (26.09%) Juniper
5 3 (13.04%) Oracle
5 3 (13.04%) CheckPoint
5 3 (13.04%) Veeam
6 2 (8.70%) F5
6 2 (8.70%) BT
6 2 (8.70%) ProCurve
7 1 (4.35%) SAP
7 1 (4.35%) Novell
7 1 (4.35%) Citrix