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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 101 106 82
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -24
Permanent jobs citing WAN 61 61 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.96% 1.87% 2.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.80% 16.67% 16.17%
Number of salaries quoted 51 46 61
Average salary £33,250 £36,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.63% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,200 £27,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,250 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £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
386 366 501
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 12.41% 11.24% 16.09%
Number of salaries quoted 254 242 330
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,650
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £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 19 December 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 December 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 +6 39 £32,500 -11.91% 5
Glasgow -5 13 £42,500 +13.33% 4
Aberdeen +8 4 £37,500 +1.35% 3
Fife +4 1 £22,500 -9.64%
Renfrewshire -5 1 £40,000 +39.13%
Stirling - 1 - -
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 113 (86.92%) LAN
2 70 (53.85%) Microsoft
3 61 (46.92%) VMware
4 58 (44.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 50 (38.46%) Active Directory
6 48 (36.92%) Finance
7 46 (35.38%) Windows
8 41 (31.54%) Cisco
9 40 (30.77%) Wi-Fi
10 38 (29.23%) Back Office
11 37 (28.46%) SLA
11 37 (28.46%) Firewall
12 32 (24.62%) MS Excel
13 31 (23.85%) Disaster Recovery
14 28 (21.54%) UNIX
15 26 (20.00%) MS Exchange
16 22 (16.92%) Telecoms
16 22 (16.92%) DNS
17 20 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
18 19 (14.62%) Hyper-V
18 19 (14.62%) Degree
19 17 (13.08%) CCNA
19 17 (13.08%) Windows Server 2008
19 17 (13.08%) Windows Server 2012
20 16 (12.31%) VPN
21 15 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
21 15 (11.54%) HP
22 14 (10.77%) ITIL
22 14 (10.77%) MCSE
22 14 (10.77%) TCP/IP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 26 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 11 (8.46%) SharePoint
3 9 (6.92%) Lync
4 8 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (3.85%) IIS
6 4 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (2.31%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.54%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.54%) WorkSite
Applications
1 32 (24.62%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.31%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.31%) MS Office
3 1 (0.77%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (4.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.77%) SAP CCM
3 1 (0.77%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.46%) Office 365
2 5 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.31%) SaaS
3 3 (2.31%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 113 (86.92%) LAN
2 40 (30.77%) Wi-Fi
3 37 (28.46%) Firewall
4 22 (16.92%) DNS
5 16 (12.31%) VPN
6 14 (10.77%) TCP/IP
6 14 (10.77%) SAN
7 12 (9.23%) BGP
8 11 (8.46%) MPLS
9 10 (7.69%) OSPF
9 10 (7.69%) Internet
9 10 (7.69%) DHCP
10 9 (6.92%) VLAN
11 8 (6.15%) VoIP
11 8 (6.15%) Wireless
12 7 (5.38%) IP Telephony
13 5 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
14 4 (3.08%) VSAT
14 4 (3.08%) Network Security
14 4 (3.08%) Frame Relay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.62%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.77%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (0.77%) IDOL
2 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.77%) MySQL
General
1 48 (36.92%) Finance
2 38 (29.23%) Back Office
3 22 (16.92%) Telecoms
4 7 (5.38%) Advertising
5 2 (1.54%) Billing
5 2 (1.54%) Law
6 1 (0.77%) Legal
6 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.77%) Local Government
6 1 (0.77%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.77%) French Language
6 1 (0.77%) German Language
6 1 (0.77%) Japanese Language
6 1 (0.77%) Korean Language
6 1 (0.77%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.77%) Thai Language
Job Titles
1 28 (21.54%) Analyst
2 25 (19.23%) Administrator
3 23 (17.69%) Systems Administrator
4 15 (11.54%) IT Support
5 14 (10.77%) Support Analyst
5 14 (10.77%) 2nd Line Support
6 12 (9.23%) Network Engineer
6 12 (9.23%) Architect
6 12 (9.23%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 11 (8.46%) IT Support Analyst
8 10 (7.69%) Project Manager
8 10 (7.69%) Consultant
9 9 (6.92%) Support Engineer
10 8 (6.15%) Solutions Architect
11 7 (5.38%) Senior Consultant
11 7 (5.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 6 (4.62%) Senior Analyst
12 6 (4.62%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 6 (4.62%) 3rd Line Support
12 6 (4.62%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.31%) Web Services
2 2 (1.54%) COM
2 2 (1.54%) SOAP
3 1 (0.77%) HTML
3 1 (0.77%) CSS
3 1 (0.77%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.38%) Management Information System
1 7 (5.38%) Enterprise Storage
2 4 (3.08%) Thin Client
2 4 (3.08%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.08%) Fat Client
3 3 (2.31%) CMDB
4 2 (1.54%) PDA
5 1 (0.77%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.77%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 46 (35.38%) Windows
2 28 (21.54%) UNIX
3 17 (13.08%) Windows Server 2012
3 17 (13.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (8.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (6.15%) Windows 7
6 5 (3.85%) Linux
7 3 (2.31%) Windows XP
7 3 (2.31%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (23.85%) Disaster Recovery
2 14 (10.77%) ITIL
3 8 (6.15%) Load Balancing
3 8 (6.15%) Infrastructure Management
4 7 (5.38%) ERP
4 7 (5.38%) Service Delivery
5 6 (4.62%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (4.62%) Project Management
5 6 (4.62%) CRM
6 5 (3.85%) PRINCE2
6 5 (3.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (3.08%) Coaching
8 3 (2.31%) Transition Management
8 3 (2.31%) Technical Analysis
8 3 (2.31%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (2.31%) Risk Management
8 3 (2.31%) Migration
8 3 (2.31%) Service Management
8 3 (2.31%) Quality Management
8 3 (2.31%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.92%) PowerShell
2 5 (3.85%) SQL
3 3 (2.31%) Java
4 1 (0.77%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.77%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (14.62%) Degree
3 17 (13.08%) CCNA
4 15 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (10.77%) MCSE
6 9 (6.92%) CCNP
7 5 (3.85%) HND
8 4 (3.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (3.08%) MCITP
8 4 (3.08%) Security Cleared
9 3 (2.31%) SC Cleared
9 3 (2.31%) MCP
9 3 (2.31%) MCSA
10 2 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.77%) CCSA
11 1 (0.77%) CCSE
11 1 (0.77%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (28.46%) SLA
2 7 (5.38%) QA
3 2 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.54%) COBIT
4 1 (0.77%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.77%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 58 (44.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 50 (38.46%) Active Directory
3 19 (14.62%) Hyper-V
4 6 (4.62%) vSphere
5 4 (3.08%) XenApp
6 3 (2.31%) Firmware
7 2 (1.54%) ISA Server
7 2 (1.54%) XenServer
8 1 (0.77%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (2.31%) Backup Exec
1 3 (2.31%) Windows Intune
2 2 (1.54%) HP NNM
2 2 (1.54%) SCCM
2 2 (1.54%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (0.77%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 70 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 61 (46.92%) VMware
3 41 (31.54%) Cisco
4 15 (11.54%) HP
5 8 (6.15%) Citrix
6 7 (5.38%) F5
7 5 (3.85%) EMC
7 5 (3.85%) Symantec
8 4 (3.08%) Sophos
8 4 (3.08%) CheckPoint
8 4 (3.08%) Oracle
8 4 (3.08%) Avaya
9 3 (2.31%) Fortinet
10 2 (1.54%) Juniper
10 2 (1.54%) SAP
11 1 (0.77%) Motorola
11 1 (0.77%) NetApp
11 1 (0.77%) Sage
11 1 (0.77%) Blue Coat
11 1 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
Edinburgh
Deerfoot IT
Salary: Competitive salary and excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Competitive Salary + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Competitive Salary + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh
Deerfoot IT
Salary: Competitive salary and excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 per annum + Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Entrust People Ltd
Salary: £Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Aberdeen
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £33000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + £4k Car Allowance & Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Glasgow
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Glasgow
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Car Allowance / Microsoft Certs
Posted: 12 days ago