The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 112 110 95
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -15
Permanent jobs citing WAN 57 62 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.72% 1.66% 1.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.20% 12.70% 18.26%
Number of salaries quoted 40 46 43
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,168 £61,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
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
375 488 334
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 11.34% 13.07% 10.79%
Number of salaries quoted 239 307 224
Average salary £37,000 £38,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.63% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WAN across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 2 September 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Scotland

WAN
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +12 19 £36,500 -5.19% 11
Edinburgh -11 16 £35,000 +2.94% 3
West Lothian +4 9 £22,500 -
West Dunbartonshire - 7 £45,000 -
North Lanarkshire - 2 £31,250 -
Aberdeen +1 1 £50,000 +25.00%
Fife -3 1 £26,000 -20.00%
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Dundee - 1 £19,000 -
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 92 (76.03%) LAN
2 83 (68.60%) Cisco
3 60 (49.59%) Firewall
4 56 (46.28%) Windows
5 54 (44.63%) Cisco Certification
6 47 (38.84%) VPN
7 46 (38.02%) Active Directory
8 45 (37.19%) Microsoft
9 44 (36.36%) CCNA
10 43 (35.54%) DHCP
11 41 (33.88%) VMware
12 36 (29.75%) MS Exchange
13 35 (28.93%) DNS
14 31 (25.62%) VMware Infrastructure
15 30 (24.79%) MPLS
15 30 (24.79%) CheckPoint
16 29 (23.97%) SAN
17 28 (23.14%) Citrix
18 26 (21.49%) Cisco ASA
19 25 (20.66%) ITIL
20 24 (19.83%) HP
20 24 (19.83%) CCNP
20 24 (19.83%) SCCM
20 24 (19.83%) Windows Server 2008
21 23 (19.01%) MS Excel
22 22 (18.18%) Internet
22 22 (18.18%) TCP/IP
22 22 (18.18%) Network Security
22 22 (18.18%) Wireless
22 22 (18.18%) XenApp

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 36 (29.75%) MS Exchange
2 19 (15.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (12.40%) Exchange Server 2007
3 15 (12.40%) Exchange Server 2003
4 12 (9.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 12 (9.92%) Lync
5 11 (9.09%) SharePoint
6 8 (6.61%) IIS
7 6 (4.96%) Apache
8 5 (4.13%) Tomcat
8 5 (4.13%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (2.48%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.83%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.83%) CMS
11 1 (0.83%) WordPress
11 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 23 (19.01%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.79%) MS Office
3 5 (4.13%) MS Visio
4 4 (3.31%) MS Project
5 1 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.83%) MultiFonds
3 1 (0.83%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.83%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.79%) Office 365
2 3 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.83%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 92 (76.03%) LAN
2 60 (49.59%) Firewall
3 47 (38.84%) VPN
4 43 (35.54%) DHCP
5 35 (28.93%) DNS
6 30 (24.79%) MPLS
7 29 (23.97%) SAN
8 26 (21.49%) Cisco ASA
9 22 (18.18%) Network Security
9 22 (18.18%) Internet
9 22 (18.18%) Wireless
9 22 (18.18%) TCP/IP
10 19 (15.70%) WLAN
11 17 (14.05%) VoIP
11 17 (14.05%) VLAN
12 16 (13.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 16 (13.22%) IPsec
13 15 (12.40%) BGP
14 14 (11.57%) SSL
14 14 (11.57%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.88%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.96%) MySQL
3 1 (0.83%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.83%) MS Access
3 1 (0.83%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.83%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (4.13%) Bugzilla
1 5 (4.13%) JIRA
1 5 (4.13%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (4.13%) FogBugz
General
1 19 (15.70%) Back Office
2 17 (14.05%) Finance
3 14 (11.57%) Telecoms
4 8 (6.61%) Manufacturing
5 6 (4.96%) Retail
6 5 (4.13%) Games
7 4 (3.31%) Marketing
7 4 (3.31%) Law
7 4 (3.31%) Electronics
8 3 (2.48%) Banking
9 1 (0.83%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.83%) Local Government
9 1 (0.83%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.83%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 34 (28.10%) Network Engineer
2 23 (19.01%) Analyst
3 14 (11.57%) Network Analyst
4 11 (9.09%) Security Analyst
4 11 (9.09%) Team Leader
4 11 (9.09%) Operations Team Leader
5 10 (8.26%) Network Support
6 9 (7.44%) Security Engineer
6 9 (7.44%) Network Security Engineer
7 8 (6.61%) Architect
7 8 (6.61%) Network Technician
7 8 (6.61%) Network Security Analyst
8 7 (5.79%) Project Manager
8 7 (5.79%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (4.96%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (4.96%) Systems Analyst
10 5 (4.13%) Network Architect
11 4 (3.31%) Network Support Technician
11 4 (3.31%) Junior Network Engineer
11 4 (3.31%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.96%) 802.1X
2 3 (2.48%) .NET
2 3 (2.48%) Web Services
3 1 (0.83%) XML
3 1 (0.83%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.83%) CSS
3 1 (0.83%) SOAP
3 1 (0.83%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.92%) HP StoreVirtual
2 8 (6.61%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.96%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.31%) Private Cloud
4 4 (3.31%) DTV
4 4 (3.31%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.31%) Replication
4 4 (3.31%) SecurID
5 2 (1.65%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.65%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.65%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.83%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.83%) Statistics
6 1 (0.83%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.83%) Physics
6 1 (0.83%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 56 (46.28%) Windows
2 24 (19.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (17.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (16.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (14.88%) Linux
6 13 (10.74%) Windows 7
7 9 (7.44%) UNIX
8 5 (4.13%) Mac OS X
8 5 (4.13%) Android
8 5 (4.13%) Apple iOS
8 5 (4.13%) Data ONTAP
9 3 (2.48%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.83%) Solaris
10 1 (0.83%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.83%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (20.66%) ITIL
2 20 (16.53%) PRINCE2
2 20 (16.53%) Network Monitoring
3 12 (9.92%) Mentoring
4 8 (6.61%) Network Management
5 6 (4.96%) High Availability
5 6 (4.96%) CRM
5 6 (4.96%) Change Management
6 5 (4.13%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (4.13%) Test Management
6 5 (4.13%) Open Source
7 4 (3.31%) Network Design
7 4 (3.31%) Incident Management
7 4 (3.31%) Digital Marketing
7 4 (3.31%) Service Delivery
7 4 (3.31%) Programme Management
7 4 (3.31%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (3.31%) Financial Modelling
8 3 (2.48%) MOF
8 3 (2.48%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.57%) SQL
2 10 (8.26%) Python
3 6 (4.96%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.13%) Ruby
4 5 (4.13%) PowerShell
4 5 (4.13%) Bash Shell
5 4 (3.31%) Java
6 2 (1.65%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.83%) VB
7 1 (0.83%) C#
7 1 (0.83%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (44.63%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (36.36%) CCNA
3 24 (19.83%) CCNP
4 19 (15.70%) Degree
5 12 (9.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (7.44%) SC Cleared
6 9 (7.44%) Security Cleared
7 6 (4.96%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (4.96%) ISEB
7 6 (4.96%) MCSE
8 5 (4.13%) HND
8 5 (4.13%) ISTQB
9 4 (3.31%) MOS
9 4 (3.31%) HNC
9 4 (3.31%) VTSP
9 4 (3.31%) CCENT
10 2 (1.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (1.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (1.65%) PMP
10 2 (1.65%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.13%) QA
2 3 (2.48%) SLA
3 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 46 (38.02%) Active Directory
2 31 (25.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (18.18%) XenApp
4 20 (16.53%) vSphere
5 14 (11.57%) Hyper-V
6 5 (4.13%) XenDesktop
6 5 (4.13%) DFS Replication
7 3 (2.48%) ISA Server
7 3 (2.48%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (1.65%) UAG
9 1 (0.83%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 24 (19.83%) SCCM
2 16 (13.22%) SCOM
3 12 (9.92%) SCVMM
3 12 (9.92%) CiscoWorks
4 5 (4.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (3.31%) Backup Exec
5 4 (3.31%) WhatsUp Gold
5 4 (3.31%) FortiGate
5 4 (3.31%) WMI
6 1 (0.83%) SCSM
6 1 (0.83%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.83%) HP NNM
6 1 (0.83%) Nagios
Vendors
1 83 (68.60%) Cisco
2 45 (37.19%) Microsoft
3 41 (33.88%) VMware
4 30 (24.79%) CheckPoint
5 28 (23.14%) Citrix
6 24 (19.83%) HP
7 21 (17.36%) F5
8 16 (13.22%) Juniper
9 15 (12.40%) Oracle
9 15 (12.40%) SolarWinds
10 12 (9.92%) Fortinet
10 12 (9.92%) McAfee
11 11 (9.09%) Riverbed
12 10 (8.26%) Mitel
13 7 (5.79%) EMC
14 6 (4.96%) IBM
15 5 (4.13%) Avaya
15 5 (4.13%) Sun
15 5 (4.13%) Perforce
15 5 (4.13%) NetApp
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