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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 72 65 59
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -6
Permanent jobs citing WAN 8 8 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 1.09% 1.01% 3.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.30% 6.40% 17.11%
Number of salaries quoted 8 8 29
Average salary £60,000 £45,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -18.18%
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
86 125 187
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 11.75% 15.80% 18.35%
Number of salaries quoted 84 110 182
Average salary £30,000 £41,000 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.82% -15.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,400 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,769 £55,000 £57,500
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 30 January 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Oxford

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 17 (73.91%) LAN
2 12 (52.17%) ITIL
3 11 (47.83%) CCNA
3 11 (47.83%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (43.48%) Cisco
4 10 (43.48%) Windows
5 9 (39.13%) VMware
5 9 (39.13%) Network Security
6 8 (34.78%) Firewall
6 8 (34.78%) CCNP
7 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
7 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
7 7 (30.43%) HP
8 6 (26.09%) Service Management
8 6 (26.09%) Business Continuity
9 5 (21.74%) Business Development
9 5 (21.74%) Service Delivery
9 5 (21.74%) Juniper
10 4 (17.39%) MPLS
10 4 (17.39%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (17.39%) Wireless
10 4 (17.39%) Backup Exec
10 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
10 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
11 3 (13.04%) Technical Architecture
11 3 (13.04%) PCI DSS
11 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
11 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (13.04%) TOGAF

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (13.04%) Lync
1 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Office
2 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (13.04%) Office 365
2 1 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (73.91%) LAN
2 9 (39.13%) Network Security
3 8 (34.78%) Firewall
4 4 (17.39%) MPLS
4 4 (17.39%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (17.39%) Wireless
4 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
5 3 (13.04%) Ethernet
5 3 (13.04%) VoIP
5 3 (13.04%) Internet
6 2 (8.70%) SAN
6 2 (8.70%) VPN
6 2 (8.70%) DNS
6 2 (8.70%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (4.35%) VLAN
7 1 (4.35%) 4G
7 1 (4.35%) RIP
7 1 (4.35%) WLAN
7 1 (4.35%) DHCP
7 1 (4.35%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Architect
1 6 (26.09%) Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) Network Consultant
2 5 (21.74%) Consultant
3 4 (17.39%) Network Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) IT Support
4 3 (13.04%) Services Delivery Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) Security Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Security Solutions Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Network Design Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) IT Support Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Support Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Sales Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Network Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Principal Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Pre Sales Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Storage
1 1 (4.35%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 10 (43.48%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) ITIL
2 6 (26.09%) Service Management
2 6 (26.09%) Business Continuity
3 5 (21.74%) Business Development
3 5 (21.74%) Service Delivery
4 3 (13.04%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (13.04%) TOGAF
4 3 (13.04%) Line Management
5 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
5 2 (8.70%) Project Management
5 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
5 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (4.35%) Time Management
6 1 (4.35%) Network Architecture
6 1 (4.35%) Strategic Planning
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (4.35%) DevOps
6 1 (4.35%) ERP
6 1 (4.35%) Change Management
6 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.35%) Ruby
2 1 (4.35%) Python
2 1 (4.35%) C
2 1 (4.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (47.83%) CCNA
1 11 (47.83%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (34.78%) CCNP
3 3 (13.04%) JNCIA
4 1 (4.35%) CCAA
4 1 (4.35%) CCA
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (4.35%) CCEA
4 1 (4.35%) CCDP
4 1 (4.35%) MCSE
4 1 (4.35%) MCP
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Backup Exec
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (4.35%) SCCM
3 1 (4.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Cisco
2 9 (39.13%) VMware
3 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
3 7 (30.43%) HP
4 5 (21.74%) Juniper
5 3 (13.04%) Symantec
6 2 (8.70%) BT
6 2 (8.70%) ProCurve
7 1 (4.35%) Veeam
7 1 (4.35%) Citrix
7 1 (4.35%) Oracle
7 1 (4.35%) SAP