The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 83 113 109
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -4
Permanent jobs citing WAN 68 52 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.47% 1.61% 1.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.53% 14.57% 12.89%
Number of salaries quoted 39 39 46
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,400 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,335 £57,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%
WAN
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
367 357 481
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 13.31% 11.03% 13.07%
Number of salaries quoted 235 235 300
Median salary £40,000 £37,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% -2.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £22,500 £25,350
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of job ads across the Scotland region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

WAN
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WAN across the Scotland region.

WAN Salary Trend in Scotland

WAN
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAN across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016.

WAN Salary Histogram in Scotland

WAN
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +23 30 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Glasgow +13 26 £36,500 +3.54% 4
South Ayrshire - 7 £60,000 -
West Lothian -5 2 - -
North Lanarkshire +2 1 £28,500 -8.80%
Fife -2 1 £31,500 +21.15%
Perth and Kinross - 1 £40,000 - 1
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, IT jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for WAN.

1 112 (84.21%) LAN
2 73 (54.89%) Cisco
3 67 (50.38%) Firewall
4 51 (38.35%) Cisco Certification
5 50 (37.59%) TCP/IP
6 48 (36.09%) Windows
7 42 (31.58%) DNS
7 42 (31.58%) CCNA
8 39 (29.32%) Active Directory
8 39 (29.32%) Data Centre
9 38 (28.57%) CCNP
10 36 (27.07%) MPLS
10 36 (27.07%) OSPF
10 36 (27.07%) VMware
11 35 (26.32%) DHCP
12 34 (25.56%) BGP
12 34 (25.56%) Wireless
13 33 (24.81%) CheckPoint
13 33 (24.81%) Network Design
13 33 (24.81%) Windows Server
14 30 (22.56%) High Availability
14 30 (22.56%) Finance
15 27 (20.30%) Fortinet
16 25 (18.80%) VMware Infrastructure
16 25 (18.80%) EIGRP
17 24 (18.05%) CCIE
17 24 (18.05%) Analytical Skills
18 22 (16.54%) SNA
18 22 (16.54%) Microsoft
18 22 (16.54%) Cisco IOS

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (11.28%) SharePoint
2 14 (10.53%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (3.76%) IIS
4 4 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (3.01%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (8.27%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.02%) MS Office
3 4 (3.01%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (5.26%) Markit EDM
1 7 (5.26%) MultiFonds
1 7 (5.26%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.02%) Office 365
2 5 (3.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.26%) IaaS
3 3 (2.26%) SaaS
4 1 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.75%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 112 (84.21%) LAN
2 67 (50.38%) Firewall
3 50 (37.59%) TCP/IP
4 42 (31.58%) DNS
5 36 (27.07%) MPLS
5 36 (27.07%) OSPF
6 35 (26.32%) DHCP
7 34 (25.56%) BGP
7 34 (25.56%) Wireless
8 25 (18.80%) EIGRP
9 22 (16.54%) Cisco IOS
9 22 (16.54%) DMVPN
9 22 (16.54%) SNA
10 20 (15.04%) SAN
11 17 (12.78%) VPN
12 12 (9.02%) ADSL
13 10 (7.52%) Ethernet
13 10 (7.52%) VoIP
13 10 (7.52%) WLAN
14 9 (6.77%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.53%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.26%) MySQL
2 7 (5.26%) RDBMS
2 7 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (3.01%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (3.76%) Bugzilla
1 5 (3.76%) FogBugz
1 5 (3.76%) JIRA
1 5 (3.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 30 (22.56%) Finance
2 15 (11.28%) Telecoms
3 9 (6.77%) Banking
4 7 (5.26%) Financial Institution
4 7 (5.26%) Investment Banking
4 7 (5.26%) Private Banking
5 5 (3.76%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (2.26%) Law
6 3 (2.26%) Local Government
7 2 (1.50%) Back Office
7 2 (1.50%) Legal
7 2 (1.50%) Retail
8 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (17.29%) Consultant
2 22 (16.54%) Data Consultant
2 22 (16.54%) Network Consultant
3 18 (13.53%) Network Engineer
4 17 (12.78%) Architect
5 14 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (7.52%) Analyst
7 9 (6.77%) Service Desk Engineer
7 9 (6.77%) Technical Architect
8 8 (6.02%) Network Architect
9 7 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (4.51%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 6 (4.51%) IT Engineer
10 6 (4.51%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (4.51%) Support Engineer
11 5 (3.76%) Applications Specialist
11 5 (3.76%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
11 5 (3.76%) Senior Network Engineer
12 4 (3.01%) 2nd Line Support
12 4 (3.01%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.76%) XML
2 4 (3.01%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 39 (29.32%) Data Centre
2 24 (18.05%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.26%) EMC VNX
3 7 (5.26%) Grid Computing
4 6 (4.51%) Private Cloud
4 6 (4.51%) VAX
5 5 (3.76%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.26%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.50%) CCTV
7 2 (1.50%) Clustering
7 2 (1.50%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.50%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.75%) NHS
8 1 (0.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 48 (36.09%) Windows
2 33 (24.81%) Windows Server
3 13 (9.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (9.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (8.27%) Linux
5 8 (6.02%) Unix
6 7 (5.26%) Windows 7
7 5 (3.76%) Android
7 5 (3.76%) Apple iOS
7 5 (3.76%) Mac OS X
7 5 (3.76%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.75%) Solaris
8 1 (0.75%) VMS
8 1 (0.75%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (24.81%) Network Design
2 30 (22.56%) High Availability
3 14 (10.53%) Process Management
4 12 (9.02%) ITIL
5 11 (8.27%) Service Delivery
6 10 (7.52%) Project Management
7 8 (6.02%) People Management
8 7 (5.26%) DevOps
8 7 (5.26%) Electronic Trading
8 7 (5.26%) Investment Management
9 6 (4.51%) Business Continuity
9 6 (4.51%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (3.76%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (3.76%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (3.76%) Network Architecture
10 5 (3.76%) Network Management
10 5 (3.76%) Network Monitoring
10 5 (3.76%) Test Management
11 4 (3.01%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (3.01%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 15 (11.28%) SQL
2 7 (5.26%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.51%) Python
4 5 (3.76%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.76%) Ruby
4 5 (3.76%) T-SQL
4 5 (3.76%) XPath
5 4 (3.01%) VBScript
6 1 (0.75%) Perl
6 1 (0.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 51 (38.35%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (31.58%) CCNA
3 38 (28.57%) CCNP
4 24 (18.05%) CCIE
5 16 (12.03%) Degree
6 7 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (3.76%) ISEB
7 5 (3.76%) ISTQB
7 5 (3.76%) MCSE
8 3 (2.26%) CCDA
8 3 (2.26%) CCDP
8 3 (2.26%) CCENT
8 3 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.26%) MCSA
9 2 (1.50%) CCSA
9 2 (1.50%) CCSE
9 2 (1.50%) JNCIA
9 2 (1.50%) MCP
9 2 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.75%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.28%) SLA
2 5 (3.76%) QA
3 3 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 39 (29.32%) Active Directory
2 25 (18.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (12.78%) Hyper-V
4 8 (6.02%) vSphere
5 7 (5.26%) XenApp
6 6 (4.51%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (3.76%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.75%) Firmware
8 1 (0.75%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.75%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.75%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (4.51%) SCCM
2 5 (3.76%) SCOM
3 4 (3.01%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (3.01%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (2.26%) vRealize
5 2 (1.50%) Puppet
5 2 (1.50%) WhatsUp Gold
5 2 (1.50%) WMI
6 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 73 (54.89%) Cisco
2 36 (27.07%) VMware
3 33 (24.81%) CheckPoint
4 27 (20.30%) Fortinet
5 22 (16.54%) Microsoft
6 15 (11.28%) HP
7 14 (10.53%) Citrix
8 9 (6.77%) EMC
9 7 (5.26%) Bloomberg
9 7 (5.26%) Calypso
9 7 (5.26%) Charles River
9 7 (5.26%) Fidessa
9 7 (5.26%) IBM
9 7 (5.26%) Linedata
9 7 (5.26%) Oracle
9 7 (5.26%) Reuters
9 7 (5.26%) Sybase
10 6 (4.51%) Palo Alto
11 5 (3.76%) F5
11 5 (3.76%) NetApp
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