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

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 108 95 137
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +42
Permanent jobs citing WAN 63 60 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.69% 1.97% 0.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.18% 18.35% 4.68%
Number of salaries quoted 46 42 19
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £29,400 £26,100
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £70,000 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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
478 327 491
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 12.80% 10.73% 15.66%
Number of salaries quoted 307 219 281
Average salary £38,000 £40,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +4 27 £34,000 -5.55% 1
Glasgow 0 16 £38,500 -18.94% 3
Aberdeen +10 11 £40,000 - 3
Fife +3 2 £32,500 +16.07% 2
Stirling - 2 £47,500 -
West Lothian +7 1 £22,500 -57.14%
South Lanarkshire -2 1 £60,000 -2.04% 1
Lothian - 1 £21,500 -
Midlothian - 1 £21,500 -
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 80 (72.07%) LAN
2 61 (54.95%) Cisco
3 41 (36.94%) Firewall
4 39 (35.14%) Cisco Certification
4 39 (35.14%) Windows
4 39 (35.14%) VMware
5 29 (26.13%) CCNA
6 27 (24.32%) BGP
6 27 (24.32%) TCP/IP
7 26 (23.42%) VPN
7 26 (23.42%) Finance
8 25 (22.52%) Active Directory
8 25 (22.52%) Microsoft
8 25 (22.52%) OSPF
9 24 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
10 23 (20.72%) ITIL
11 22 (19.82%) MPLS
11 22 (19.82%) CCNP
12 19 (17.12%) Wi-Fi
13 18 (16.22%) SAN
13 18 (16.22%) MS Excel
14 17 (15.32%) HP
15 16 (14.41%) Internet
16 15 (13.51%) MS Exchange
17 14 (12.61%) CheckPoint
17 14 (12.61%) Citrix
18 13 (11.71%) Cisco ASA
19 12 (10.81%) Hyper-V
19 12 (10.81%) SLA
20 11 (9.91%) DNS

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 15 (13.51%) MS Exchange
2 7 (6.31%) Lync
3 5 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (4.50%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.80%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.80%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.80%) IIS
5 1 (0.90%) Apache
5 1 (0.90%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 18 (16.22%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.70%) MS Office
2 3 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.90%) SAP CCM
1 1 (0.90%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.31%) Office 365
2 3 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.80%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 80 (72.07%) LAN
2 41 (36.94%) Firewall
3 27 (24.32%) BGP
3 27 (24.32%) TCP/IP
4 26 (23.42%) VPN
5 25 (22.52%) OSPF
6 22 (19.82%) MPLS
7 19 (17.12%) Wi-Fi
8 18 (16.22%) SAN
9 16 (14.41%) Internet
10 13 (11.71%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (9.91%) Frame Relay
11 11 (9.91%) DNS
12 10 (9.01%) Ethernet
12 10 (9.01%) SNMP
12 10 (9.01%) VoIP
12 10 (9.01%) ADSL
12 10 (9.01%) IPsec
12 10 (9.01%) SHDSL
13 9 (8.11%) VSAT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.80%) MySQL
3 1 (0.90%) Crystal Reports
General
1 26 (23.42%) Finance
2 11 (9.91%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.41%) Back Office
4 5 (4.50%) Games
5 3 (2.70%) Marketing
6 2 (1.80%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.80%) Advertising
7 1 (0.90%) Billing
7 1 (0.90%) Local Government
7 1 (0.90%) Electronics
7 1 (0.90%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (25.23%) Network Engineer
2 24 (21.62%) Analyst
3 17 (15.32%) Senior Analyst
4 12 (10.81%) Senior Network Engineer
4 12 (10.81%) Cisco Engineer
5 10 (9.01%) Senior Network Analyst
5 10 (9.01%) Network Analyst
6 9 (8.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 9 (8.11%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 8 (7.21%) Senior Cisco Network Analyst
7 8 (7.21%) Senior Cisco Analyst
7 8 (7.21%) Administrator
7 8 (7.21%) Consultant
7 8 (7.21%) Systems Administrator
7 8 (7.21%) Cisco Network Analyst
7 8 (7.21%) Cisco Analyst
7 8 (7.21%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
8 7 (6.31%) Senior Systems Analyst
8 7 (6.31%) Systems Analyst
8 7 (6.31%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.50%) COM
2 2 (1.80%) CSS
2 2 (1.80%) HTML
2 2 (1.80%) SOAP
2 2 (1.80%) Web Services
3 1 (0.90%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.90%) .NET
3 1 (0.90%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.31%) Management Information System
2 2 (1.80%) Thin Client
2 2 (1.80%) Fat Client
3 1 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (0.90%) Open Source
3 1 (0.90%) DTV
3 1 (0.90%) PDA
3 1 (0.90%) CCTV
3 1 (0.90%) Animation
3 1 (0.90%) Mathematics
3 1 (0.90%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.90%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 39 (35.14%) Windows
2 11 (9.91%) Windows XP
3 9 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (8.11%) UNIX
4 8 (7.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (7.21%) Linux
5 7 (6.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (4.50%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.80%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.90%) CentOS
8 1 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.90%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (20.72%) ITIL
2 11 (9.91%) Project Management
3 9 (8.11%) Asset Management
4 6 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (4.50%) Service Delivery
5 5 (4.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (4.50%) Fund Management
5 5 (4.50%) Load Balancing
6 4 (3.60%) Resource Management
6 4 (3.60%) Information Assurance
6 4 (3.60%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 4 (3.60%) Information Security
6 4 (3.60%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (3.60%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (2.70%) Test Strategy
7 3 (2.70%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (2.70%) Change Management
7 3 (2.70%) Test Automation
7 3 (2.70%) Integration Testing
8 2 (1.80%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.70%) Java
1 3 (2.70%) SQL
1 3 (2.70%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.80%) Python
2 2 (1.80%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.90%) PHP
3 1 (0.90%) VB
3 1 (0.90%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.90%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.90%) C#
Qualifications
1 39 (35.14%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (26.13%) CCNA
3 22 (19.82%) CCNP
4 10 (9.01%) Degree
5 7 (6.31%) Security Cleared
6 5 (4.50%) MCSE
6 5 (4.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (3.60%) JNCIA
8 3 (2.70%) SC Cleared
8 3 (2.70%) MCSA
9 2 (1.80%) MCITP
10 1 (0.90%) CCSP
10 1 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.90%) CCSA
10 1 (0.90%) CCSE
10 1 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.81%) SLA
2 5 (4.50%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.80%) QA
4 1 (0.90%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.90%) COBIT
System Software
1 25 (22.52%) Active Directory
2 24 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (10.81%) Hyper-V
4 8 (7.21%) XenServer
5 2 (1.80%) vSphere
6 1 (0.90%) NFS
6 1 (0.90%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.90%) XenApp
6 1 (0.90%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.90%) Samba
6 1 (0.90%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (3.60%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (1.80%) Windows Intune
2 2 (1.80%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (1.80%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.80%) HP NNM
2 2 (1.80%) SCCM
Vendors
1 61 (54.95%) Cisco
2 39 (35.14%) VMware
3 25 (22.52%) Microsoft
4 17 (15.32%) HP
5 14 (12.61%) Citrix
5 14 (12.61%) CheckPoint
6 10 (9.01%) EMC
7 9 (8.11%) F5
8 7 (6.31%) SolarWinds
9 6 (5.41%) Juniper
10 4 (3.60%) Motorola
10 4 (3.60%) Oracle
11 3 (2.70%) SAP
11 3 (2.70%) IBM
11 3 (2.70%) Avaya
11 3 (2.70%) NetApp
12 2 (1.80%) Twitter
12 2 (1.80%) Blue Coat
13 1 (0.90%) Brocade
13 1 (0.90%) Red Hat
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Glasgow
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Salary: £Competitive DOE
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