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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 102 99 131
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +32
Permanent jobs citing WAN 69 59 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.90% 1.91% 0.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.41% 17.66% 5.50%
Number of salaries quoted 54 43 17
Average salary £39,250 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.14% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,800 £26,411
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £72,500 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.31%
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
479 334 473
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 13.20% 10.80% 14.85%
Number of salaries quoted 300 226 269
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,650 £22,743
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £54,000 £56,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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
Edinburgh +11 37 £33,000 -52.85% 2
Glasgow +7 16 £41,500 +38.33% 6
Aberdeen +3 6 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Stirling - 2 £47,500 -
Renfrewshire +1 1 £28,000 -60.00%
West Lothian +1 1 £22,500 -54.77%
Fife 0 1 £32,500 +16.07%
South Lanarkshire -1 1 £60,000 -14.28%
North Lanarkshire -4 1 £45,000 -16.27% 2
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 90 (73.77%) LAN
2 59 (48.36%) Cisco
3 54 (44.26%) VMware
4 46 (37.70%) Firewall
5 41 (33.61%) Microsoft
6 39 (31.97%) Windows
6 39 (31.97%) VMware Infrastructure
7 36 (29.51%) Finance
7 36 (29.51%) Cisco Certification
8 31 (25.41%) Active Directory
9 27 (22.13%) Wi-Fi
9 27 (22.13%) CCNA
10 23 (18.85%) MPLS
10 23 (18.85%) VPN
11 21 (17.21%) ITIL
11 21 (17.21%) CCNP
11 21 (17.21%) SAN
12 20 (16.39%) BGP
12 20 (16.39%) MS Excel
12 20 (16.39%) MS Exchange
13 19 (15.57%) HP
13 19 (15.57%) TCP/IP
13 19 (15.57%) Internet
14 18 (14.75%) OSPF
15 17 (13.93%) SLA
16 16 (13.11%) Telecoms
16 16 (13.11%) Degree
16 16 (13.11%) UNIX
17 15 (12.30%) DNS
17 15 (12.30%) Back Office

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 20 (16.39%) MS Exchange
2 8 (6.56%) Lync
2 8 (6.56%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.46%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (2.46%) IIS
5 2 (1.64%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.82%) Apache
6 1 (0.82%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.82%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 20 (16.39%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.28%) MS Office
3 3 (2.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.82%) SAP CCM
3 1 (0.82%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.20%) Office 365
2 4 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.46%) IaaS
4 2 (1.64%) SaaS
4 2 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 90 (73.77%) LAN
2 46 (37.70%) Firewall
3 27 (22.13%) Wi-Fi
4 23 (18.85%) MPLS
4 23 (18.85%) VPN
5 21 (17.21%) SAN
6 20 (16.39%) BGP
7 19 (15.57%) TCP/IP
7 19 (15.57%) Internet
8 18 (14.75%) OSPF
9 15 (12.30%) DNS
10 12 (9.84%) VoIP
11 11 (9.02%) Frame Relay
11 11 (9.02%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (8.20%) IPsec
13 9 (7.38%) WLAN
13 9 (7.38%) VSAT
14 8 (6.56%) VLAN
15 6 (4.92%) SMTP
15 6 (4.92%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.10%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.64%) MySQL
3 1 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
General
1 36 (29.51%) Finance
2 16 (13.11%) Telecoms
3 15 (12.30%) Back Office
4 5 (4.10%) Games
5 4 (3.28%) Advertising
6 2 (1.64%) Marketing
6 2 (1.64%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.82%) Billing
7 1 (0.82%) Electronics
7 1 (0.82%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (21.31%) Analyst
2 24 (19.67%) Network Engineer
3 17 (13.93%) Senior Analyst
4 15 (12.30%) Administrator
5 13 (10.66%) Systems Administrator
6 11 (9.02%) Senior Network Engineer
6 11 (9.02%) Cisco Engineer
7 10 (8.20%) Senior Network Analyst
7 10 (8.20%) Consultant
7 10 (8.20%) Network Analyst
8 9 (7.38%) Architect
8 9 (7.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 9 (7.38%) Senior Cisco Engineer
9 8 (6.56%) Senior Cisco Network Analyst
9 8 (6.56%) Senior Cisco Analyst
9 8 (6.56%) Infrastructure Manager
9 8 (6.56%) Project Manager
9 8 (6.56%) Cisco Network Analyst
9 8 (6.56%) Cisco Analyst
9 8 (6.56%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.92%) COM
2 2 (1.64%) SOAP
2 2 (1.64%) Web Services
3 1 (0.82%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.82%) CSS
3 1 (0.82%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.74%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.46%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (1.64%) CMDB
3 2 (1.64%) Fat Client
3 2 (1.64%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.64%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.82%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.82%) DTV
4 1 (0.82%) Firmware
4 1 (0.82%) PDA
4 1 (0.82%) CCTV
4 1 (0.82%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.82%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.82%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 39 (31.97%) Windows
2 16 (13.11%) UNIX
3 11 (9.02%) Windows XP
3 11 (9.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (8.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (6.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (5.74%) Linux
7 4 (3.28%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.46%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.82%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (17.21%) ITIL
2 13 (10.66%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (7.38%) Asset Management
4 8 (6.56%) Project Management
5 7 (5.74%) Load Balancing
6 5 (4.10%) Fund Management
6 5 (4.10%) PRINCE2
7 4 (3.28%) ERP
7 4 (3.28%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (3.28%) Information Security
7 4 (3.28%) Resource Management
7 4 (3.28%) Information Assurance
7 4 (3.28%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (3.28%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (3.28%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (3.28%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (2.46%) Transition Management
8 3 (2.46%) Network Architecture
8 3 (2.46%) Risk Management
8 3 (2.46%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.92%) PowerShell
2 3 (2.46%) SQL
3 2 (1.64%) Java
4 1 (0.82%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.82%) PHP
4 1 (0.82%) Python
4 1 (0.82%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 36 (29.51%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (22.13%) CCNA
3 21 (17.21%) CCNP
4 16 (13.11%) Degree
5 9 (7.38%) Security Cleared
6 8 (6.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (6.56%) MCSE
7 5 (4.10%) SC Cleared
8 4 (3.28%) JNCIA
9 3 (2.46%) MCITP
9 3 (2.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (2.46%) MCSA
10 2 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.82%) CCSA
11 1 (0.82%) CCSE
11 1 (0.82%) CCSP
11 1 (0.82%) MCP
11 1 (0.82%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (13.93%) SLA
2 5 (4.10%) QA
2 5 (4.10%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.82%) COBIT
4 1 (0.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 39 (31.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (25.41%) Active Directory
3 15 (12.30%) Hyper-V
4 8 (6.56%) XenServer
5 2 (1.64%) vSphere
6 1 (0.82%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.82%) XenApp
6 1 (0.82%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.82%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (3.28%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (2.46%) Windows Intune
2 3 (2.46%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.64%) HP NNM
3 2 (1.64%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (0.82%) SCCM
4 1 (0.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 59 (48.36%) Cisco
2 54 (44.26%) VMware
3 41 (33.61%) Microsoft
4 19 (15.57%) HP
5 14 (11.48%) Citrix
6 13 (10.66%) CheckPoint
7 10 (8.20%) EMC
7 10 (8.20%) F5
8 7 (5.74%) SolarWinds
9 6 (4.92%) Juniper
10 4 (3.28%) Motorola
10 4 (3.28%) Symantec
10 4 (3.28%) Avaya
11 3 (2.46%) IBM
11 3 (2.46%) Oracle
11 3 (2.46%) SAP
11 3 (2.46%) Sophos
11 3 (2.46%) NetApp
12 2 (1.64%) Twitter
13 1 (0.82%) Blue Coat
Aberdeen
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Training & Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North Lanarkshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Pension, Home working and Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum Corporate Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Car Allowance, 10% Annual Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Scotland
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Car Allowance + Annual Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £70000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + Car, bonus
Posted: 9 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Glasgow
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £42000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Glasgow
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
North Lanarkshire
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £40000 - £50000. per annum + Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago