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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 90 93 119
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +26
Permanent jobs citing WAN 74 70 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.18% 2.21% 1.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.48% 20.77% 8.69%
Number of salaries quoted 59 51 25
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,900 £25,500 £31,011
10% offered a salary of more than £62,850 £72,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.89%
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
478 337 472
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 14.10% 10.63% 14.82%
Number of salaries quoted 304 226 278
Average salary £39,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.85% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £22,716
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £54,700 £55,000
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 21 October 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 21 October 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 44 £32,500 -53.57% 6
Glasgow -4 16 £42,000 +34.40% 2
Aberdeen +6 5 £45,000 +28.57%
Stirling - 2 £47,500 -
Fife 0 1 £32,500 -
North Lanarkshire -3 1 £45,000 +50.62%
Renfrewshire -4 1 £28,000 +1.81%
West Lothian - 1 £22,500 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £60,000 -
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 98 (79.03%) LAN
2 58 (46.77%) VMware
3 53 (42.74%) Microsoft
4 51 (41.13%) Cisco
5 46 (37.10%) VMware Infrastructure
6 45 (36.29%) Windows
6 45 (36.29%) Firewall
7 39 (31.45%) Active Directory
8 37 (29.84%) Finance
9 32 (25.81%) Cisco Certification
10 28 (22.58%) CCNA
11 27 (21.77%) Wi-Fi
12 26 (20.97%) MS Excel
13 25 (20.16%) VPN
14 22 (17.74%) SLA
14 22 (17.74%) Back Office
15 21 (16.94%) MS Exchange
16 20 (16.13%) UNIX
17 19 (15.32%) Internet
18 18 (14.52%) MPLS
18 18 (14.52%) Disaster Recovery
18 18 (14.52%) ITIL
19 17 (13.71%) DNS
19 17 (13.71%) Telecoms
19 17 (13.71%) SAN
19 17 (13.71%) Degree
20 16 (12.90%) Hyper-V
20 16 (12.90%) TCP/IP
20 16 (12.90%) CCNP
20 16 (12.90%) HP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 21 (16.94%) MS Exchange
2 10 (8.06%) Lync
2 10 (8.06%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.42%) IIS
4 3 (2.42%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.61%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.81%) WorkSite
6 1 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.81%) Apache
6 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
Applications
1 26 (20.97%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.42%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (2.42%) MS Office
3 2 (1.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.81%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.81%) SAP CCM
3 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.87%) Office 365
2 5 (4.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.42%) IaaS
4 2 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 98 (79.03%) LAN
2 45 (36.29%) Firewall
3 27 (21.77%) Wi-Fi
4 25 (20.16%) VPN
5 19 (15.32%) Internet
6 18 (14.52%) MPLS
7 17 (13.71%) DNS
7 17 (13.71%) SAN
8 16 (12.90%) TCP/IP
9 15 (12.10%) BGP
10 13 (10.48%) OSPF
11 12 (9.68%) VoIP
12 11 (8.87%) Cisco ASA
12 11 (8.87%) Frame Relay
13 10 (8.06%) IPsec
14 9 (7.26%) VSAT
14 9 (7.26%) VLAN
15 7 (5.65%) DHCP
16 6 (4.84%) SMTP
17 5 (4.03%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.61%) MySQL
3 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.81%) IDOL
3 1 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 37 (29.84%) Finance
2 22 (17.74%) Back Office
3 17 (13.71%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.03%) Advertising
4 5 (4.03%) Games
5 2 (1.61%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.61%) Marketing
6 1 (0.81%) Billing
6 1 (0.81%) Legal
6 1 (0.81%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 26 (20.97%) Analyst
2 19 (15.32%) Administrator
2 19 (15.32%) Network Engineer
3 17 (13.71%) Systems Administrator
4 14 (11.29%) Senior Analyst
5 11 (8.87%) Cisco Engineer
5 11 (8.87%) Consultant
6 10 (8.06%) Network Analyst
6 10 (8.06%) Senior Network Analyst
7 9 (7.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 9 (7.26%) Infrastructure Manager
7 9 (7.26%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 9 (7.26%) Support Engineer
7 9 (7.26%) Architect
7 9 (7.26%) Project Manager
8 8 (6.45%) Support Analyst
8 8 (6.45%) Cisco Network Analyst
8 8 (6.45%) Cisco Analyst
8 8 (6.45%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
8 8 (6.45%) Senior Cisco Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.84%) COM
2 2 (1.61%) SOAP
2 2 (1.61%) Web Services
3 1 (0.81%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.81%) HTML
3 1 (0.81%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.65%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.23%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (1.61%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.61%) Thin Client
3 2 (1.61%) Fat Client
3 2 (1.61%) CMDB
4 1 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.81%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.81%) PDA
4 1 (0.81%) CCTV
4 1 (0.81%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.81%) DTV
4 1 (0.81%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 45 (36.29%) Windows
2 20 (16.13%) UNIX
3 12 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (8.87%) Windows XP
4 11 (8.87%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (8.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (5.65%) Linux
7 5 (4.03%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.42%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (14.52%) Disaster Recovery
1 18 (14.52%) ITIL
2 8 (6.45%) Asset Management
3 5 (4.03%) Load Balancing
3 5 (4.03%) ERP
3 5 (4.03%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (4.03%) PRINCE2
4 4 (3.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 4 (3.23%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (3.23%) Mobile Device Management
4 4 (3.23%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (3.23%) CRM
4 4 (3.23%) Information Security
4 4 (3.23%) Resource Management
4 4 (3.23%) Information Assurance
5 3 (2.42%) Fund Management
5 3 (2.42%) Migration
5 3 (2.42%) Project Management
5 3 (2.42%) Quality Management
5 3 (2.42%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.45%) PowerShell
2 4 (3.23%) SQL
3 2 (1.61%) Java
4 1 (0.81%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.81%) PHP
4 1 (0.81%) Python
4 1 (0.81%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 32 (25.81%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (22.58%) CCNA
3 17 (13.71%) Degree
4 16 (12.90%) CCNP
5 10 (8.06%) MCSE
5 10 (8.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (7.26%) Security Cleared
7 5 (4.03%) SC Cleared
8 4 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (3.23%) JNCIA
9 3 (2.42%) MCITP
9 3 (2.42%) MCSA
10 2 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.81%) CCSE
11 1 (0.81%) CCSA
11 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.81%) CCSP
11 1 (0.81%) MCP
11 1 (0.81%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (17.74%) SLA
2 5 (4.03%) QA
3 3 (2.42%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.81%) COBIT
System Software
1 46 (37.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (31.45%) Active Directory
3 16 (12.90%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.23%) XenServer
5 3 (2.42%) vSphere
6 2 (1.61%) Firmware
6 2 (1.61%) XenApp
7 1 (0.81%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.81%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.81%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 4 (3.23%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (2.42%) SCCM
2 3 (2.42%) Backup Exec
2 3 (2.42%) Windows Intune
3 2 (1.61%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (1.61%) HP NNM
4 1 (0.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 58 (46.77%) VMware
2 53 (42.74%) Microsoft
3 51 (41.13%) Cisco
4 16 (12.90%) HP
5 12 (9.68%) Citrix
6 9 (7.26%) CheckPoint
7 7 (5.65%) F5
7 7 (5.65%) SolarWinds
8 6 (4.84%) EMC
8 6 (4.84%) Juniper
9 5 (4.03%) Symantec
10 4 (3.23%) Avaya
10 4 (3.23%) Sophos
10 4 (3.23%) Motorola
11 3 (2.42%) NetApp
11 3 (2.42%) IBM
11 3 (2.42%) Oracle
11 3 (2.42%) SAP
12 2 (1.61%) Twitter
13 1 (0.81%) Fortinet
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