The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Scotland region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 118 134 108
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -26
Permanent jobs citing WAN 60 31 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.48% 0.99% 1.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.42% 6.68% 10.48%
Number of salaries quoted 50 19 42
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,700 £30,000 £26,550
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,250 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
447 464 496
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 11.04% 14.89% 14.10%
Number of salaries quoted 338 243 350
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,650 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £53,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +5 28 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Edinburgh -16 10 £39,000 +30.00% 2
Highlands - 5 £30,000 -
Dumfries and Galloway - 5 £30,000 -
Aberdeen -6 3 £30,000 -14.28% 1
Scottish Borders - 3 £30,000 -
Renfrewshire +3 2 - -
Inverclyde - 2 - -
Dundee +3 1 £22,500 +18.42%
Stirling -5 1 £29,700 -20.80%
Aberdeenshire - 1 £32,500 -
Fife - 1 £32,500 -
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WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 82 (74.55%) LAN
2 61 (55.45%) Cisco
3 47 (42.73%) Cisco Certification
4 44 (40.00%) Windows
5 31 (28.18%) OSPF
5 31 (28.18%) BGP
6 30 (27.27%) VPN
6 30 (27.27%) Firewall
7 29 (26.36%) TCP/IP
7 29 (26.36%) CCNA
8 24 (21.82%) Microsoft
8 24 (21.82%) CCNP
8 24 (21.82%) ITIL
9 23 (20.91%) VMware
10 22 (20.00%) Project Management
11 20 (18.18%) Active Directory
11 20 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
12 19 (17.27%) Finance
13 18 (16.36%) Telecoms
13 18 (16.36%) Service Delivery
13 18 (16.36%) Cisco ASA
13 18 (16.36%) SLA
14 16 (14.55%) SNMP
14 16 (14.55%) ADSL
14 16 (14.55%) Windows Server 2008
14 16 (14.55%) Degree
14 16 (14.55%) VMware Infrastructure
15 15 (13.64%) SHDSL
15 15 (13.64%) Network Security
15 15 (13.64%) Ethernet

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.55%) Apache
2 5 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (3.64%) Lync
4 3 (2.73%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.82%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 2 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.82%) IIS
6 1 (0.91%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.91%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (7.27%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.82%) MS Office
3 1 (0.91%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.64%) Office 365
2 3 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 82 (74.55%) LAN
2 31 (28.18%) OSPF
2 31 (28.18%) BGP
3 30 (27.27%) VPN
3 30 (27.27%) Firewall
4 29 (26.36%) TCP/IP
5 20 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
6 18 (16.36%) Cisco ASA
7 16 (14.55%) SNMP
7 16 (14.55%) ADSL
8 15 (13.64%) SHDSL
8 15 (13.64%) Network Security
8 15 (13.64%) Ethernet
9 14 (12.73%) SAN
9 14 (12.73%) MPLS
10 13 (11.82%) Wireless
10 13 (11.82%) DNS
11 11 (10.00%) VoIP
12 10 (9.09%) PPP
13 9 (8.18%) CHAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.82%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.82%) MySQL
General
1 19 (17.27%) Finance
2 18 (16.36%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.45%) Back Office
4 4 (3.64%) Marketing
5 3 (2.73%) Local Government
6 2 (1.82%) Electronics
6 2 (1.82%) Retail
6 2 (1.82%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.91%) Banking
7 1 (0.91%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.91%) Publishing
7 1 (0.91%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 20 (18.18%) Network Engineer
2 14 (12.73%) Field Engineer
3 12 (10.91%) Analyst
4 11 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 9 (8.18%) Cisco Engineer
5 9 (8.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (6.36%) Support Engineer
7 6 (5.45%) IT Support
7 6 (5.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 6 (5.45%) Network Manager
7 6 (5.45%) Administrator
7 6 (5.45%) Architect
7 6 (5.45%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (3.64%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (3.64%) Consultant
9 3 (2.73%) Systems Analyst
9 3 (2.73%) Test Manager
9 3 (2.73%) Project Manager
9 3 (2.73%) Field Service Engineer
9 3 (2.73%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.36%) .NET
2 2 (1.82%) RESTful
2 2 (1.82%) JSON
2 2 (1.82%) WinForms
2 2 (1.82%) Middleware
2 2 (1.82%) EDI
2 2 (1.82%) HTML
2 2 (1.82%) COM
2 2 (1.82%) DCOM
2 2 (1.82%) CSS
2 2 (1.82%) JSP
2 2 (1.82%) SOAP
2 2 (1.82%) Web Services
2 2 (1.82%) XML
2 2 (1.82%) ActiveX
3 1 (0.91%) J2EE
3 1 (0.91%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.73%) Firmware
2 3 (2.73%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.82%) Mathematics
3 2 (1.82%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.82%) Clustering
3 2 (1.82%) Streaming Video
3 2 (1.82%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.91%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.91%) CESG
4 1 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.91%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.91%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.91%) CCTV
4 1 (0.91%) Statistics
4 1 (0.91%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 44 (40.00%) Windows
2 16 (14.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (10.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (9.09%) UNIX
5 8 (7.27%) Linux
6 6 (5.45%) Windows 7
6 6 (5.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (3.64%) CentOS
8 2 (1.82%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.82%) AIX
8 2 (1.82%) HPUX
8 2 (1.82%) Solaris
9 1 (0.91%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (21.82%) ITIL
2 22 (20.00%) Project Management
3 18 (16.36%) Service Delivery
4 7 (6.36%) Change Management
4 7 (6.36%) Network Management
5 6 (5.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (4.55%) Load Balancing
6 5 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (3.64%) Incident Management
8 3 (2.73%) PRINCE2
8 3 (2.73%) Zachman Framework
8 3 (2.73%) TOGAF
8 3 (2.73%) Software Engineering
8 3 (2.73%) Test Automation
8 3 (2.73%) Fault Management
8 3 (2.73%) Integration Testing
8 3 (2.73%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (2.73%) Business Development
8 3 (2.73%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.55%) SQL
2 4 (3.64%) C#
3 3 (2.73%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.82%) Java
4 2 (1.82%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.82%) VB
5 1 (0.91%) Python
Qualifications
1 47 (42.73%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (26.36%) CCNA
3 24 (21.82%) CCNP
4 16 (14.55%) Degree
5 10 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (7.27%) MCSE
7 6 (5.45%) CCIE
8 5 (4.55%) MCSA
8 5 (4.55%) Security Cleared
9 4 (3.64%) MCP
10 3 (2.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (2.73%) SC Cleared
11 2 (1.82%) MCITP
11 2 (1.82%) CCDA
11 2 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (1.82%) HND
12 1 (0.91%) PMP
12 1 (0.91%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.91%) CCDP
12 1 (0.91%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (16.36%) SLA
2 2 (1.82%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.91%) QA
System Software
1 20 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 16 (14.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.36%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.64%) XenServer
5 2 (1.82%) vSphere
6 1 (0.91%) NFS
6 1 (0.91%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.91%) Samba
6 1 (0.91%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.91%) XenApp
6 1 (0.91%) KVM
6 1 (0.91%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 4 (3.64%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (2.73%) CiscoWorks
2 3 (2.73%) SCCM
3 2 (1.82%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.91%) OpenView
4 1 (0.91%) SCOM
4 1 (0.91%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.91%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (0.91%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 61 (55.45%) Cisco
2 24 (21.82%) Microsoft
3 23 (20.91%) VMware
4 13 (11.82%) Juniper
5 11 (10.00%) CheckPoint
6 9 (8.18%) HP
7 6 (5.45%) F5
8 5 (4.55%) Oracle
8 5 (4.55%) Citrix
8 5 (4.55%) SolarWinds
9 4 (3.64%) EMC
10 3 (2.73%) Dell
10 3 (2.73%) Nokia
10 3 (2.73%) Remedy
10 3 (2.73%) Blue Coat
10 3 (2.73%) Brocade
10 3 (2.73%) Nimsoft
10 3 (2.73%) Spiceworks
11 2 (1.82%) Fujitsu
11 2 (1.82%) Red Hat
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