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 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 94 93 132
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +39
Permanent jobs citing WAN 62 68 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.17% 2.13% 1.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.45% 17.80% 11.52%
Number of salaries quoted 37 53 35
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,197
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,300 £26,300 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
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
336 382 434
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 11.77% 11.99% 11.84%
Number of salaries quoted 202 262 279
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +13 28 £35,000 - 3
Glasgow -10 19 £36,250 -9.37% 7
North Lanarkshire - 5 £28,500 -
South Ayrshire - 4 £60,000 - 2
Falkirk - 3 £52,500 -
West Lothian +1 1 - -
Fife -3 1 £31,500 +21.15%
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 110 (82.71%) LAN
2 73 (54.89%) Firewall
3 63 (47.37%) Cisco
4 59 (44.36%) Windows
5 50 (37.59%) DNS
5 50 (37.59%) TCP/IP
6 48 (36.09%) Cisco Certification
7 44 (33.08%) Windows Server
8 42 (31.58%) DHCP
9 40 (30.08%) CCNA
9 40 (30.08%) Active Directory
10 36 (27.07%) OSPF
10 36 (27.07%) Data Centre
11 35 (26.32%) CCNP
12 33 (24.81%) BGP
13 32 (24.06%) CheckPoint
13 32 (24.06%) Finance
14 31 (23.31%) MPLS
14 31 (23.31%) High Availability
15 29 (21.80%) HP
15 29 (21.80%) Microsoft
16 28 (21.05%) MS Exchange
16 28 (21.05%) SQL Server
17 27 (20.30%) SQL
17 27 (20.30%) Wireless
18 26 (19.55%) SLA
18 26 (19.55%) VMware
18 26 (19.55%) Network Design
18 26 (19.55%) Windows Server 2012
19 23 (17.29%) Office 365

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 28 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 13 (9.77%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.01%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.26%) IIS
6 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (9.77%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.77%) MS Office
3 4 (3.01%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (8.27%) Markit EDM
1 11 (8.27%) MultiFonds
1 11 (8.27%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 23 (17.29%) Office 365
2 18 (13.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.75%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 110 (82.71%) LAN
2 73 (54.89%) Firewall
3 50 (37.59%) DNS
3 50 (37.59%) TCP/IP
4 42 (31.58%) DHCP
5 36 (27.07%) OSPF
6 33 (24.81%) BGP
7 31 (23.31%) MPLS
8 27 (20.30%) Wireless
9 23 (17.29%) EIGRP
10 20 (15.04%) Cisco IOS
11 19 (14.29%) DMVPN
11 19 (14.29%) SAN
11 19 (14.29%) SNA
12 14 (10.53%) VPN
13 12 (9.02%) ADSL
14 11 (8.27%) Multicast
14 11 (8.27%) Wi-Fi
15 10 (7.52%) Ethernet
15 10 (7.52%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.27%) MySQL
2 11 (8.27%) RDBMS
2 11 (8.27%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
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 32 (24.06%) Finance
2 13 (9.77%) Banking
3 11 (8.27%) Financial Institution
3 11 (8.27%) Investment Banking
3 11 (8.27%) Private Banking
3 11 (8.27%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.76%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.50%) Back Office
5 2 (1.50%) Legal
5 2 (1.50%) Local Government
5 2 (1.50%) Retail
6 1 (0.75%) Law
6 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (17.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 20 (15.04%) Consultant
2 20 (15.04%) Network Engineer
3 19 (14.29%) Data Consultant
3 19 (14.29%) Network Consultant
4 17 (12.78%) IT Engineer
5 15 (11.28%) Architect
5 15 (11.28%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (9.02%) Senior IT Engineer
7 11 (8.27%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (6.77%) Network Architect
8 9 (6.77%) Service Desk Engineer
9 8 (6.02%) Technical Architect
10 6 (4.51%) Analyst
11 5 (3.76%) Applications Specialist
12 4 (3.01%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 4 (3.01%) Network Technical Architect
13 3 (2.26%) Senior Architect
13 3 (2.26%) Service Desk Support
13 3 (2.26%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.76%) XML
2 4 (3.01%) 802.1X
3 3 (2.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 36 (27.07%) Data Centre
2 22 (16.54%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (8.27%) Grid Computing
4 5 (3.76%) Driving Licence
5 4 (3.01%) Private Cloud
5 4 (3.01%) VAX
6 3 (2.26%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.26%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.50%) CCTV
7 2 (1.50%) Clustering
7 2 (1.50%) EMC VNX
7 2 (1.50%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.75%) NHS
8 1 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 59 (44.36%) Windows
2 44 (33.08%) Windows Server
3 26 (19.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (9.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (7.52%) Linux
6 8 (6.02%) Unix
7 7 (5.26%) Windows 7
8 5 (3.76%) Android
8 5 (3.76%) Apple iOS
8 5 (3.76%) Mac OS X
8 5 (3.76%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.26%) Solaris
10 1 (0.75%) VMS
10 1 (0.75%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (23.31%) High Availability
2 26 (19.55%) Network Design
3 19 (14.29%) Business Continuity
4 17 (12.78%) Project Management
5 15 (11.28%) Process Management
6 13 (9.77%) Matrix Management
6 13 (9.77%) Matrix Organization
7 12 (9.02%) People Management
8 11 (8.27%) Electronic Trading
8 11 (8.27%) Investment Management
8 11 (8.27%) ITIL
9 8 (6.02%) Service Delivery
10 7 (5.26%) Network Management
11 6 (4.51%) Network Architecture
12 5 (3.76%) Capacity Planning
12 5 (3.76%) Kalman Filter
12 5 (3.76%) Load Balancing
12 5 (3.76%) Network Monitoring
12 5 (3.76%) Test Management
13 4 (3.01%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 27 (20.30%) SQL
2 5 (3.76%) JavaScript
2 5 (3.76%) Python
2 5 (3.76%) Ruby
2 5 (3.76%) T-SQL
2 5 (3.76%) XPath
3 4 (3.01%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.50%) Java
5 1 (0.75%) VB
5 1 (0.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 48 (36.09%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (30.08%) CCNA
3 35 (26.32%) CCNP
4 22 (16.54%) CCIE
5 18 (13.53%) Degree
6 5 (3.76%) ISEB
6 5 (3.76%) ISTQB
6 5 (3.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (3.01%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (3.01%) MCSE
8 3 (2.26%) CCDA
8 3 (2.26%) CCDP
8 3 (2.26%) CCENT
9 2 (1.50%) CCSA
9 2 (1.50%) CCSE
9 2 (1.50%) JNCIA
9 2 (1.50%) MCP
9 2 (1.50%) MCSA
9 2 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.75%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (19.55%) SLA
2 18 (13.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (3.76%) QA
4 2 (1.50%) COBIT
4 2 (1.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 40 (30.08%) Active Directory
2 19 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (12.03%) Hyper-V
4 7 (5.26%) vSphere
4 7 (5.26%) XenApp
5 5 (3.76%) XenDesktop
6 4 (3.01%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (1.50%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.75%) Firmware
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%) WhatsUp Gold
5 2 (1.50%) WMI
6 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 63 (47.37%) Cisco
2 32 (24.06%) CheckPoint
3 29 (21.80%) HP
3 29 (21.80%) Microsoft
4 26 (19.55%) VMware
5 23 (17.29%) Fortinet
6 17 (12.78%) Dell
6 17 (12.78%) WatchGuard
7 16 (12.03%) Kaspersky
7 16 (12.03%) Siemens
8 13 (9.77%) Oracle
9 11 (8.27%) Bloomberg
9 11 (8.27%) Calypso
9 11 (8.27%) Charles River
9 11 (8.27%) Citrix
9 11 (8.27%) Fidessa
9 11 (8.27%) IBM
9 11 (8.27%) Linedata
9 11 (8.27%) Reuters
9 11 (8.27%) Sybase
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