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 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK / Scotland
Rank 61 96 96
Rank change year-on-year
+35 0
Permanent jobs citing WAN 75 53 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 3.34% 1.83% 2.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.83% 15.50% 18.66%
Number of salaries quoted 49 34 48
Median salary £41,500 £42,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.19% +23.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,200 £29,035 £27,350
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £60,000 £55,750
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%

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
360 342 343
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 16.04% 11.83% 11.68%
Number of salaries quoted 240 221 217
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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 +26 34 £45,000 -10.00% 4
Glasgow +6 14 £33,500 -18.78% 3
Inverclyde +2 6 £38,000 -14.60%
South Ayrshire - 3 £40,561 -
South Lanarkshire -2 1 £22,000 -18.51%
Renfrewshire -5 1 £38,000 -36.66% 4
West Lothian - 1 £42,500 - 1
Strathclyde - 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - - 1
Falkirk - 1 £47,500 -
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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.

1 130 (89.66%) LAN
2 77 (53.10%) Cisco
3 70 (48.28%) Firewall
4 51 (35.17%) Active Directory
5 45 (31.03%) Cisco Certification
5 45 (31.03%) VMware
6 44 (30.34%) MPLS
7 43 (29.66%) Windows
8 41 (28.28%) Data Centre
9 37 (25.52%) Windows Server
10 35 (24.14%) BGP
10 35 (24.14%) OSPF
10 35 (24.14%) Network Design
11 33 (22.76%) Wireless
12 32 (22.07%) EIGRP
12 32 (22.07%) TCP/IP
13 30 (20.69%) CCNP
14 29 (20.00%) DNS
14 29 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
15 28 (19.31%) CCNA
16 27 (18.62%) VPN
17 25 (17.24%) DHCP
17 25 (17.24%) Citrix
18 24 (16.55%) SAN
19 23 (15.86%) Telecoms
19 23 (15.86%) Microsoft
20 22 (15.17%) CheckPoint
21 21 (14.48%) Finance
21 21 (14.48%) Cisco IOS
22 19 (13.10%) Internet

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 11 (7.59%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.83%) IIS
3 6 (4.14%) IBM Domino
4 5 (3.45%) Apache
5 4 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.76%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.07%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.07%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.38%) Confluence
7 2 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.38%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (2.07%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.69%) Houdini
2 1 (0.69%) Maya
2 1 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.69%) NUKE
2 1 (0.69%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.14%) SaaS
2 5 (3.45%) Office 365
3 3 (2.07%) IaaS
4 1 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 130 (89.66%) LAN
2 70 (48.28%) Firewall
3 44 (30.34%) MPLS
4 35 (24.14%) BGP
4 35 (24.14%) OSPF
5 33 (22.76%) Wireless
6 32 (22.07%) EIGRP
6 32 (22.07%) TCP/IP
7 29 (20.00%) DNS
8 27 (18.62%) VPN
9 25 (17.24%) DHCP
10 24 (16.55%) SAN
11 21 (14.48%) Cisco IOS
12 19 (13.10%) Internet
13 15 (10.34%) VoIP
14 14 (9.66%) NAS
15 13 (8.97%) DMVPN
15 13 (8.97%) Ethernet
15 13 (8.97%) SNA
16 12 (8.28%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.83%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.45%) MySQL
3 4 (2.76%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (2.76%) Git (software)
1 4 (2.76%) Subversion
2 3 (2.07%) JIRA
3 1 (0.69%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.69%) FogBugz
3 1 (0.69%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (15.86%) Telecoms
2 21 (14.48%) Finance
3 4 (2.76%) Games
3 4 (2.76%) Retail
4 2 (1.38%) Law
4 2 (1.38%) Legal
4 2 (1.38%) Marketing
4 2 (1.38%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.69%) Back Office
5 1 (0.69%) Billing
5 1 (0.69%) Electronics
5 1 (0.69%) Local Government
5 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 37 (25.52%) Network Engineer
2 25 (17.24%) Analyst
3 17 (11.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (11.72%) Senior Analyst
4 16 (11.03%) Consultant
5 15 (10.34%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (8.97%) Data Consultant
6 13 (8.97%) Network Consultant
6 13 (8.97%) Support Engineer
7 11 (7.59%) Infrastructure Support
8 10 (6.90%) Data Engineer
8 10 (6.90%) Data Network Engineer
8 10 (6.90%) Senior Network Engineer
8 10 (6.90%) Senior Technical Analyst
8 10 (6.90%) Technical Analyst
9 9 (6.21%) Cisco Engineer
9 9 (6.21%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 9 (6.21%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
9 9 (6.21%) Senior Support Engineer
10 8 (5.52%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.52%) 802.1X
2 6 (4.14%) SAX
3 5 (3.45%) LAMP
4 4 (2.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 41 (28.28%) Data Centre
2 14 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (7.59%) EMC VNX
4 8 (5.52%) Private Cloud
5 4 (2.76%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.76%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.07%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.38%) VAX
8 1 (0.69%) Animation
8 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.69%) Clustering
8 1 (0.69%) Cyber Attack
8 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.69%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.69%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.69%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.69%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 43 (29.66%) Windows
2 37 (25.52%) Windows Server
3 12 (8.28%) Linux
4 9 (6.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (5.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (2.76%) Ubuntu
7 4 (2.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.07%) Unix
9 2 (1.38%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.69%) Android
10 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.69%) CentOS
10 1 (0.69%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (24.14%) Network Design
2 16 (11.03%) ITIL
3 15 (10.34%) Change Management
3 15 (10.34%) High Availability
3 15 (10.34%) Project Management
4 14 (9.66%) Mentoring
5 12 (8.28%) DevOps
6 8 (5.52%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (5.52%) Anomaly Detection
6 8 (5.52%) Capacity Planning
6 8 (5.52%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (5.52%) Network Monitoring
6 8 (5.52%) Service Delivery
7 7 (4.83%) Coaching
8 6 (4.14%) Load Balancing
8 6 (4.14%) PRINCE2
8 6 (4.14%) Time Management
9 5 (3.45%) Configuration Management
9 5 (3.45%) Problem Management
9 5 (3.45%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.52%) PowerShell
2 7 (4.83%) Python
2 7 (4.83%) SQL
3 4 (2.76%) Bash Shell
3 4 (2.76%) VBScript
4 1 (0.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.69%) Perl
4 1 (0.69%) PHP
4 1 (0.69%) Ruby
4 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 45 (31.03%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (20.69%) CCNP
3 28 (19.31%) CCNA
4 14 (9.66%) CCIE
5 10 (6.90%) Degree
6 7 (4.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (3.45%) HND
8 4 (2.76%) HNC
8 4 (2.76%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (2.76%) MCSA
9 2 (1.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.38%) JNCIP
9 2 (1.38%) MCSE
9 2 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.38%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.38%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.69%) CCSA
10 1 (0.69%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.69%) JNCIE
10 1 (0.69%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.14%) SLA
2 2 (1.38%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.69%) QA
System Software
1 51 (35.17%) Active Directory
2 29 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (8.28%) Virtual Servers
4 10 (6.90%) Hyper-V
5 9 (6.21%) vSphere
6 4 (2.76%) Terminal Server
7 2 (1.38%) ISA Server
7 2 (1.38%) XenApp
8 1 (0.69%) Firmware
8 1 (0.69%) NFS
8 1 (0.69%) Samba
8 1 (0.69%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (9.66%) SCCM
2 7 (4.83%) Cacti
2 7 (4.83%) Puppet
3 5 (3.45%) SCOM
3 5 (3.45%) SCVMM
4 4 (2.76%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.07%) Check_MK
5 3 (2.07%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (2.07%) Nagios
6 2 (1.38%) Iperf
7 1 (0.69%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.69%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.69%) MOM
7 1 (0.69%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.69%) WMI
Vendors
1 77 (53.10%) Cisco
2 45 (31.03%) VMware
3 25 (17.24%) Citrix
4 23 (15.86%) Microsoft
5 22 (15.17%) CheckPoint
6 17 (11.72%) Fortinet
7 15 (10.34%) F5
8 11 (7.59%) EMC
9 10 (6.90%) Nokia
9 10 (6.90%) SolarWinds
10 9 (6.21%) NetApp
11 8 (5.52%) HP
12 7 (4.83%) Dell
13 6 (4.14%) Juniper
13 6 (4.14%) Lotus
14 4 (2.76%) Brocade
14 4 (2.76%) Palo Alto
14 4 (2.76%) Percona
14 4 (2.76%) Perforce
14 4 (2.76%) Riverbed
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