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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 96 116 132
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +16
Permanent jobs citing WAN 62 59 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.98% 1.48% 0.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.50% 13.50% 6.64%
Number of salaries quoted 51 48 17
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £29,160 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -
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
400 437 467
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 12.77% 10.94% 14.56%
Number of salaries quoted 259 330 251
Average salary £41,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £29,700 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £46,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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
Glasgow +9 28 £52,500 +31.25% 4
Edinburgh +25 22 £36,000 -7.69% 3
Fife +7 3 £37,500 +15.38%
West Lothian - 3 £70,000 - 5
Falkirk - 2 £28,000 -
Stirling -4 1 £30,000 +1.01% 1
Renfrewshire -4 1 £18,500 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 £45,000 - 1
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 109 (84.50%) LAN
2 65 (50.39%) Cisco
3 60 (46.51%) Firewall
4 54 (41.86%) Microsoft
5 53 (41.09%) VMware
6 49 (37.98%) Windows
7 44 (34.11%) VMware Infrastructure
8 43 (33.33%) Active Directory
9 41 (31.78%) Cisco Certification
10 32 (24.81%) CCNA
11 30 (23.26%) Finance
12 29 (22.48%) MS Exchange
13 28 (21.71%) MS Excel
13 28 (21.71%) Back Office
13 28 (21.71%) MPLS
14 27 (20.93%) CheckPoint
14 27 (20.93%) Windows Server 2008
15 26 (20.16%) Wireless
15 26 (20.16%) ITIL
15 26 (20.16%) DHCP
15 26 (20.16%) VPN
16 25 (19.38%) SAN
17 24 (18.60%) Windows Server 2003
17 24 (18.60%) Windows Server 2012
18 23 (17.83%) SLA
19 21 (16.28%) SolarWinds
19 21 (16.28%) Network Security
20 20 (15.50%) DNS
20 20 (15.50%) TCP/IP
20 20 (15.50%) Wi-Fi

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (22.48%) MS Exchange
2 13 (10.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (7.75%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (6.20%) Lync
5 7 (5.43%) IIS
6 6 (4.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (3.10%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.78%) CMS
9 1 (0.78%) Apache
Applications
1 28 (21.71%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.33%) MS Project
2 3 (2.33%) MS Office
2 3 (2.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.55%) Office 365
1 2 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 109 (84.50%) LAN
2 60 (46.51%) Firewall
3 28 (21.71%) MPLS
4 26 (20.16%) Wireless
4 26 (20.16%) DHCP
4 26 (20.16%) VPN
5 25 (19.38%) SAN
6 21 (16.28%) Network Security
7 20 (15.50%) DNS
7 20 (15.50%) TCP/IP
7 20 (15.50%) Wi-Fi
8 17 (13.18%) Cisco ASA
9 16 (12.40%) VoIP
10 12 (9.30%) Internet
11 11 (8.53%) IP Telephony
11 11 (8.53%) SSL
11 11 (8.53%) HSRP
12 10 (7.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 10 (7.75%) BGP
12 10 (7.75%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.20%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.55%) MySQL
General
1 30 (23.26%) Finance
2 28 (21.71%) Back Office
3 12 (9.30%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.65%) Law
4 6 (4.65%) Local Government
5 5 (3.88%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.55%) Advertising
7 2 (1.55%) Billing
8 1 (0.78%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.78%) French Language
8 1 (0.78%) German Language
8 1 (0.78%) Japanese Language
8 1 (0.78%) Korean Language
8 1 (0.78%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.78%) Thai Language
8 1 (0.78%) Banking
8 1 (0.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (25.58%) Analyst
2 19 (14.73%) Network Engineer
3 13 (10.08%) Architect
4 10 (7.75%) Support Analyst
5 9 (6.98%) IT Support
5 9 (6.98%) Technical Analyst
5 9 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (6.98%) Administrator
5 9 (6.98%) 3rd Line Support
5 9 (6.98%) Systems Administrator
6 8 (6.20%) Network Security Engineer
6 8 (6.20%) IT Support Analyst
6 8 (6.20%) Security Engineer
6 8 (6.20%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 7 (5.43%) Security Analyst
7 7 (5.43%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 6 (4.65%) Field Engineer
8 6 (4.65%) Network Analyst
9 5 (3.88%) Network Security Analyst
9 5 (3.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.43%) Kindle
2 5 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.10%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.10%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.33%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.33%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (2.33%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.55%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.55%) Replication
5 2 (1.55%) PDA
6 1 (0.78%) CMDB
6 1 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.78%) Streaming Media
6 1 (0.78%) CCTV
6 1 (0.78%) Clustering
6 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.78%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.78%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 49 (37.98%) Windows
2 27 (20.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (18.60%) Windows Server 2003
3 24 (18.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (12.40%) UNIX
5 9 (6.98%) Windows 7
5 9 (6.98%) Linux
6 2 (1.55%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.55%) Debian
7 1 (0.78%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.78%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (20.16%) ITIL
2 19 (14.73%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (8.53%) Asset Management
3 11 (8.53%) Network Monitoring
4 9 (6.98%) Service Delivery
5 7 (5.43%) Load Balancing
5 7 (5.43%) Incident Management
5 7 (5.43%) PRINCE2
5 7 (5.43%) Mentoring
6 6 (4.65%) CRM
7 5 (3.88%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (3.88%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (3.10%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (3.10%) SIEM
8 4 (3.10%) Service Management
8 4 (3.10%) Network Architecture
8 4 (3.10%) Product Management
8 4 (3.10%) Customer Engagement
9 3 (2.33%) Financial Modelling
9 3 (2.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.88%) SQL
2 3 (2.33%) Shell Script
3 2 (1.55%) Java
3 2 (1.55%) Perl
3 2 (1.55%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 41 (31.78%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (24.81%) CCNA
3 18 (13.95%) CCNP
4 12 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (9.30%) Degree
5 8 (6.20%) MCSE
5 8 (6.20%) SC Cleared
5 8 (6.20%) Security Cleared
6 7 (5.43%) HND
7 6 (4.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (2.33%) MCP
9 2 (1.55%) VTSP
9 2 (1.55%) HNC
9 2 (1.55%) MCSA
9 2 (1.55%) MCITP
9 2 (1.55%) MOS
10 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.78%) CCIE
10 1 (0.78%) CCA
10 1 (0.78%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (17.83%) SLA
2 7 (5.43%) ISO 9001
3 4 (3.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.55%) QA
5 1 (0.78%) COBIT
System Software
1 44 (34.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 19 (14.73%) vSphere
4 10 (7.75%) Hyper-V
4 10 (7.75%) XenApp
5 4 (3.10%) ISA Server
6 2 (1.55%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.78%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.78%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (7.75%) CiscoWorks
1 10 (7.75%) SCCM
2 8 (6.20%) SCOM
3 6 (4.65%) SCVMM
4 3 (2.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.78%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.78%) Nagios
5 1 (0.78%) OPNET
Vendors
1 65 (50.39%) Cisco
2 54 (41.86%) Microsoft
3 53 (41.09%) VMware
4 27 (20.93%) CheckPoint
5 21 (16.28%) SolarWinds
6 17 (13.18%) Citrix
7 16 (12.40%) F5
8 15 (11.63%) Fortinet
9 14 (10.85%) HP
10 11 (8.53%) McAfee
11 10 (7.75%) Riverbed
12 9 (6.98%) EMC
13 7 (5.43%) Mitel
14 4 (3.10%) Oracle
15 3 (2.33%) Sun
15 3 (2.33%) Avaya
16 2 (1.55%) Juniper
16 2 (1.55%) Intel
16 2 (1.55%) IBM
16 2 (1.55%) Symantec
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