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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 101 121 111
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -10
Permanent jobs citing WAN 63 55 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.99% 1.50% 1.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.84% 12.25% 15.56%
Number of salaries quoted 48 41 42
Average salary £35,500 £37,197 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.56% -12.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,700 £27,500 £30,900
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £44,750 £57,400
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +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
374 449 347
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 11.81% 12.21% 10.66%
Number of salaries quoted 254 292 224
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +24 23 £38,750 -8.82% 7
Edinburgh -1 18 £35,000 +1.44% 4
West Lothian - 8 £70,000 - 2
West Dunbartonshire - 7 £45,000 -
Aberdeen +6 3 £39,000 -2.50%
Fife 0 1 £26,000 -20.00%
Stirling -5 1 £57,500 +21.05%
Dundee - 1 £19,000 - 1
Renfrewshire - 1 - - 1
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 96 (75.00%) LAN
2 83 (64.84%) Cisco
3 66 (51.56%) Firewall
4 56 (43.75%) Windows
5 54 (42.19%) Cisco Certification
6 50 (39.06%) Microsoft
7 47 (36.72%) Active Directory
8 46 (35.94%) VMware
9 44 (34.38%) CCNA
10 40 (31.25%) VPN
11 39 (30.47%) DHCP
12 34 (26.56%) MS Exchange
12 34 (26.56%) VMware Infrastructure
13 33 (25.78%) DNS
13 33 (25.78%) CheckPoint
14 32 (25.00%) MPLS
15 30 (23.44%) SAN
15 30 (23.44%) ITIL
16 29 (22.66%) Citrix
17 26 (20.31%) MS Excel
17 26 (20.31%) Wireless
18 25 (19.53%) Network Security
18 25 (19.53%) CCNP
18 25 (19.53%) Windows Server 2003
19 24 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
20 23 (17.97%) Cisco ASA
20 23 (17.97%) HP
20 23 (17.97%) TCP/IP
20 23 (17.97%) Windows Server 2012
21 22 (17.19%) F5

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 34 (26.56%) MS Exchange
2 18 (14.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (11.72%) Exchange Server 2007
3 15 (11.72%) Exchange Server 2003
4 12 (9.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 12 (9.38%) Lync
5 8 (6.25%) SharePoint
6 7 (5.47%) IIS
7 6 (4.69%) Apache
8 5 (3.91%) Tomcat
8 5 (3.91%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (2.34%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (1.56%) CMS
12 1 (0.78%) WordPress
12 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.78%) Joomla!
Applications
1 26 (20.31%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.69%) MS Office
3 5 (3.91%) MS Visio
4 4 (3.13%) MS Project
5 1 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (2.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.34%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (2.34%) Office 365
2 1 (0.78%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 96 (75.00%) LAN
2 66 (51.56%) Firewall
3 40 (31.25%) VPN
4 39 (30.47%) DHCP
5 33 (25.78%) DNS
6 32 (25.00%) MPLS
7 30 (23.44%) SAN
8 26 (20.31%) Wireless
9 25 (19.53%) Network Security
10 23 (17.97%) Cisco ASA
10 23 (17.97%) TCP/IP
11 22 (17.19%) Internet
12 18 (14.06%) VoIP
13 16 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 15 (11.72%) WLAN
14 15 (11.72%) BGP
15 14 (10.94%) SSL
16 13 (10.16%) Cisco IOS
16 13 (10.16%) VLAN
17 12 (9.38%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.47%) MySQL
3 1 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.78%) MS Access
3 1 (0.78%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (3.91%) Bugzilla
1 5 (3.91%) JIRA
1 5 (3.91%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (3.91%) FogBugz
General
1 17 (13.28%) Back Office
2 16 (12.50%) Finance
3 15 (11.72%) Telecoms
4 10 (7.81%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.13%) Games
5 4 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (3.13%) Electronics
5 4 (3.13%) Local Government
5 4 (3.13%) Marketing
5 4 (3.13%) Law
6 2 (1.56%) Banking
6 2 (1.56%) Retail
7 1 (0.78%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 35 (27.34%) Network Engineer
2 26 (20.31%) Analyst
3 15 (11.72%) Network Analyst
4 12 (9.38%) Team Leader
5 11 (8.59%) Security Analyst
5 11 (8.59%) Operations Team Leader
6 10 (7.81%) Security Engineer
6 10 (7.81%) Network Security Engineer
7 9 (7.03%) Architect
8 8 (6.25%) Network Security Analyst
9 7 (5.47%) Network Support
10 6 (4.69%) Project Manager
10 6 (4.69%) Systems Analyst
10 6 (4.69%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (4.69%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (3.91%) 3rd Line Support
11 5 (3.91%) Network Architect
12 4 (3.13%) Firewall Engineer
12 4 (3.13%) Junior Network Engineer
12 4 (3.13%) Network Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.34%) Web Services
2 2 (1.56%) .NET
3 1 (0.78%) SOAP
3 1 (0.78%) XML
3 1 (0.78%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (0.78%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.38%) HP StoreVirtual
2 8 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.69%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.13%) Private Cloud
4 4 (3.13%) DTV
4 4 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.13%) Replication
5 2 (1.56%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.56%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.78%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.78%) Kindle
6 1 (0.78%) CCTV
6 1 (0.78%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 56 (43.75%) Windows
2 25 (19.53%) Windows Server 2003
3 24 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (17.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (13.28%) Linux
6 12 (9.38%) Windows 7
7 8 (6.25%) UNIX
8 5 (3.91%) Mac OS X
8 5 (3.91%) Apple iOS
8 5 (3.91%) Data ONTAP
8 5 (3.91%) Android
9 2 (1.56%) Debian
9 2 (1.56%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.78%) Solaris
10 1 (0.78%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (23.44%) ITIL
2 18 (14.06%) PRINCE2
2 18 (14.06%) Network Monitoring
3 12 (9.38%) Mentoring
4 8 (6.25%) Network Management
5 7 (5.47%) Incident Management
6 6 (4.69%) Load Balancing
6 6 (4.69%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (3.91%) Service Delivery
7 5 (3.91%) Asset Management
7 5 (3.91%) CRM
7 5 (3.91%) Test Management
7 5 (3.91%) Financial Modelling
7 5 (3.91%) Open Source
7 5 (3.91%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (3.91%) High Availability
8 4 (3.13%) SIEM
8 4 (3.13%) Customer Engagement
8 4 (3.13%) Digital Marketing
8 4 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.94%) SQL
2 10 (7.81%) Python
3 7 (5.47%) Bash Shell
4 5 (3.91%) Ruby
4 5 (3.91%) PowerShell
4 5 (3.91%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.13%) Shell Script
5 4 (3.13%) Java
6 2 (1.56%) Perl
7 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 54 (42.19%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (34.38%) CCNA
3 25 (19.53%) CCNP
4 15 (11.72%) Degree
5 13 (10.16%) SC Cleared
5 13 (10.16%) Security Cleared
6 12 (9.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (4.69%) HND
9 5 (3.91%) MCSE
9 5 (3.91%) ISTQB
9 5 (3.91%) ISEB
10 4 (3.13%) VTSP
10 4 (3.13%) HNC
10 4 (3.13%) MOS
11 2 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.78%) PMP
12 1 (0.78%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.91%) QA
2 4 (3.13%) SLA
2 4 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.78%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 47 (36.72%) Active Directory
2 34 (26.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (17.19%) XenApp
4 20 (15.63%) vSphere
5 13 (10.16%) Hyper-V
6 5 (3.91%) XenDesktop
6 5 (3.91%) DFS Replication
7 3 (2.34%) ISA Server
7 3 (2.34%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.78%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.78%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (16.41%) SCCM
2 15 (11.72%) SCOM
3 12 (9.38%) SCVMM
3 12 (9.38%) CiscoWorks
4 4 (3.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.56%) Nagios
5 2 (1.56%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.78%) HP NNM
6 1 (0.78%) OPNET
6 1 (0.78%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 83 (64.84%) Cisco
2 50 (39.06%) Microsoft
3 46 (35.94%) VMware
4 33 (25.78%) CheckPoint
5 29 (22.66%) Citrix
6 23 (17.97%) HP
7 22 (17.19%) F5
8 18 (14.06%) SolarWinds
9 15 (11.72%) Fortinet
10 14 (10.94%) Oracle
10 14 (10.94%) Juniper
11 12 (9.38%) McAfee
12 11 (8.59%) Riverbed
13 9 (7.03%) Mitel
14 7 (5.47%) EMC
15 5 (3.91%) Sun
15 5 (3.91%) IBM
15 5 (3.91%) NetApp
15 5 (3.91%) Perforce
15 5 (3.91%) Brocade
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