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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 92 121 85
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -36
Permanent jobs citing WAN 66 44 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.14% 1.33% 2.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.64% 11.52% 14.76%
Number of salaries quoted 49 37 55
Average salary £35,000 £36,895 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.13% -18.01%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,900 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £74,700 £55,500 £60,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.31% +1.33%
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
354 382 481
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 11.49% 11.57% 16.38%
Number of salaries quoted 217 271 304
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £24,902 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
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 29 January 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 29 January 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
Edinburgh +17 36 £34,000 -2.85% 1
Glasgow +19 20 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Fife +6 2 £30,000 +20.47% 1
Renfrewshire 0 2 £38,750 +39.63%
Aberdeen +1 1 £27,000 -28.00% 1
Stirling - 1 - -
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 122 (88.41%) LAN
2 73 (52.90%) Microsoft
3 68 (49.28%) VMware
4 64 (46.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 54 (39.13%) Active Directory
6 50 (36.23%) Finance
7 49 (35.51%) Windows
8 45 (32.61%) Cisco
9 44 (31.88%) Wi-Fi
10 42 (30.43%) Back Office
11 40 (28.99%) Firewall
11 40 (28.99%) SLA
12 35 (25.36%) Disaster Recovery
13 31 (22.46%) UNIX
14 30 (21.74%) MS Excel
15 29 (21.01%) MS Exchange
16 22 (15.94%) Telecoms
17 20 (14.49%) Windows Server 2008
18 19 (13.77%) Hyper-V
18 19 (13.77%) DNS
19 18 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
19 18 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
19 18 (13.04%) Degree
20 16 (11.59%) Microsoft Certification
21 15 (10.87%) SAN
21 15 (10.87%) MCSE
22 13 (9.42%) CCNA
22 13 (9.42%) TCP/IP
22 13 (9.42%) VPN
22 13 (9.42%) Wireless

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 29 (21.01%) MS Exchange
2 10 (7.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (6.52%) Lync
3 9 (6.52%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.62%) IIS
5 4 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.45%) WorkSite
6 2 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 30 (21.74%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.72%) MS Project
3 1 (0.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.72%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.80%) Office 365
2 5 (3.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.17%) IaaS
3 3 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 122 (88.41%) LAN
2 44 (31.88%) Wi-Fi
3 40 (28.99%) Firewall
4 19 (13.77%) DNS
5 15 (10.87%) SAN
6 13 (9.42%) TCP/IP
6 13 (9.42%) VPN
6 13 (9.42%) Wireless
7 12 (8.70%) MPLS
8 11 (7.97%) DHCP
9 9 (6.52%) Network Security
9 9 (6.52%) IP Telephony
9 9 (6.52%) VLAN
10 7 (5.07%) VoIP
11 6 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (3.62%) BGP
12 5 (3.62%) Ethernet
12 5 (3.62%) Internet
13 4 (2.90%) OSPF
13 4 (2.90%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.72%) IDOL
2 1 (0.72%) MySQL
General
1 50 (36.23%) Finance
2 42 (30.43%) Back Office
3 22 (15.94%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.35%) Advertising
5 3 (2.17%) Local Government
6 2 (1.45%) Law
6 2 (1.45%) Billing
7 1 (0.72%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.72%) French Language
7 1 (0.72%) German Language
7 1 (0.72%) Japanese Language
7 1 (0.72%) Korean Language
7 1 (0.72%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.72%) Thai Language
7 1 (0.72%) Legal
7 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 34 (24.64%) Analyst
2 27 (19.57%) Administrator
3 25 (18.12%) Systems Administrator
4 16 (11.59%) IT Support
4 16 (11.59%) Support Analyst
4 16 (11.59%) 2nd Line Support
5 15 (10.87%) Architect
6 14 (10.14%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 13 (9.42%) IT Support Analyst
8 10 (7.25%) Project Manager
9 9 (6.52%) Consultant
10 8 (5.80%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 8 (5.80%) Solutions Architect
10 8 (5.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (5.07%) Technical Analyst
11 7 (5.07%) Support Engineer
12 6 (4.35%) Network Engineer
12 6 (4.35%) Technical Architect
12 6 (4.35%) Senior Consultant
12 6 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.90%) Web Services
2 1 (0.72%) COM
2 1 (0.72%) CSS
2 1 (0.72%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.07%) Enterprise Storage
2 6 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.35%) Kindle
3 4 (2.90%) Thin Client
3 4 (2.90%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.90%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.17%) CMDB
5 2 (1.45%) PDA
6 1 (0.72%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.72%) Streaming Media
6 1 (0.72%) Clustering
6 1 (0.72%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 49 (35.51%) Windows
2 31 (22.46%) UNIX
3 20 (14.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (5.80%) Windows 7
7 5 (3.62%) Linux
8 3 (2.17%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (25.36%) Disaster Recovery
2 11 (7.97%) ITIL
3 8 (5.80%) Infrastructure Management
4 7 (5.07%) Asset Management
4 7 (5.07%) Service Delivery
5 6 (4.35%) ERP
5 6 (4.35%) Project Management
5 6 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (3.62%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 5 (3.62%) Load Balancing
6 5 (3.62%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (3.62%) PRINCE2
6 5 (3.62%) CRM
7 4 (2.90%) Network Architecture
7 4 (2.90%) Coaching
8 3 (2.17%) Technical Analysis
8 3 (2.17%) Transition Management
8 3 (2.17%) Product Management
8 3 (2.17%) Business Continuity
8 3 (2.17%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.52%) PowerShell
2 4 (2.90%) Java
2 4 (2.90%) SQL
3 1 (0.72%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
1 18 (13.04%) Degree
2 16 (11.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (10.87%) MCSE
4 13 (9.42%) CCNA
5 7 (5.07%) CCNP
6 5 (3.62%) HND
6 5 (3.62%) MCSA
7 4 (2.90%) MCP
7 4 (2.90%) MCITP
7 4 (2.90%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.90%) Security Cleared
8 3 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.72%) CCSE
10 1 (0.72%) CCSA
10 1 (0.72%) CCIE
10 1 (0.72%) CCSP
10 1 (0.72%) CCA
10 1 (0.72%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (28.99%) SLA
2 7 (5.07%) QA
3 6 (4.35%) ISO 9001
4 3 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.45%) COBIT
6 1 (0.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 64 (46.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 54 (39.13%) Active Directory
3 19 (13.77%) Hyper-V
4 8 (5.80%) vSphere
5 5 (3.62%) XenApp
6 3 (2.17%) Firmware
7 2 (1.45%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (2.17%) Windows Intune
1 3 (2.17%) SCCM
2 2 (1.45%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (1.45%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 73 (52.90%) Microsoft
2 68 (49.28%) VMware
3 45 (32.61%) Cisco
4 11 (7.97%) HP
5 9 (6.52%) Citrix
6 8 (5.80%) CheckPoint
7 7 (5.07%) F5
7 7 (5.07%) SolarWinds
8 6 (4.35%) EMC
8 6 (4.35%) Fortinet
9 4 (2.90%) Oracle
9 4 (2.90%) Avaya
9 4 (2.90%) Symantec
10 3 (2.17%) Sophos
11 2 (1.45%) NetApp
11 2 (1.45%) McAfee
11 2 (1.45%) Riverbed
12 1 (0.72%) Altiris
12 1 (0.72%) Mitel
12 1 (0.72%) Hyland
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Car Allowance + Microsoft Certs
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Competitive Salary + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Dunfermline, Fife
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + Microsoft Certs + Car Allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Hamilton, Lanarkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Microsoft Certifications
Posted: 13 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Posted: 17 days ago
Glasgow
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 per annum + Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Glasgow
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago