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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 87 113 122
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +9
Permanent jobs citing WAN 67 60 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.27% 1.57% 1.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.22% 14.93% 8.43%
Number of salaries quoted 55 48 23
Average salary £45,000 £32,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.46% -23.52%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
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
389 402 415
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 13.17% 10.49% 13.01%
Number of salaries quoted 263 298 222
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £40,995
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -14.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,515 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,700 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 22 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 22 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 +22 35 £50,000 +25.00% 6
Edinburgh +24 21 £37,500 +1.64% 1
West Lothian - 5 £70,000 - 1
Aberdeen +16 2 £28,000 -25.33%
Falkirk - 2 £28,000 -
Stirling -3 1 £57,500 +93.60%
Renfrewshire -5 1 £18,500 -
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 115 (84.56%) LAN
2 71 (52.21%) Cisco
3 64 (47.06%) Firewall
4 56 (41.18%) VMware
5 54 (39.71%) Microsoft
6 53 (38.97%) Windows
7 51 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
8 46 (33.82%) Active Directory
8 46 (33.82%) VMware Infrastructure
9 41 (30.15%) CCNA
10 33 (24.26%) CheckPoint
10 33 (24.26%) VPN
10 33 (24.26%) DHCP
11 31 (22.79%) MPLS
12 30 (22.06%) Wireless
12 30 (22.06%) MS Excel
12 30 (22.06%) ITIL
13 29 (21.32%) MS Exchange
13 29 (21.32%) SAN
14 28 (20.59%) Windows Server 2008
15 27 (19.85%) Finance
15 27 (19.85%) Back Office
16 25 (18.38%) Network Security
16 25 (18.38%) Windows Server 2012
17 24 (17.65%) SolarWinds
17 24 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
17 24 (17.65%) DNS
18 23 (16.91%) Citrix
19 22 (16.18%) CCNP
19 22 (16.18%) vSphere

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (21.32%) MS Exchange
2 14 (10.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (6.62%) IIS
5 8 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (5.15%) Lync
7 4 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (2.94%) SharePoint
8 3 (2.21%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.47%) CMS
10 1 (0.74%) Apache
10 1 (0.74%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.74%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.74%) WordPress
Applications
1 30 (22.06%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.41%) MS Visio
3 5 (3.68%) MS Project
3 5 (3.68%) MS Office
4 1 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.21%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (2.21%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 115 (84.56%) LAN
2 64 (47.06%) Firewall
3 33 (24.26%) VPN
3 33 (24.26%) DHCP
4 31 (22.79%) MPLS
5 30 (22.06%) Wireless
6 29 (21.32%) SAN
7 25 (18.38%) Network Security
8 24 (17.65%) DNS
9 20 (14.71%) Cisco ASA
10 19 (13.97%) VoIP
10 19 (13.97%) TCP/IP
11 17 (12.50%) Internet
12 16 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
13 15 (11.03%) SSL
14 14 (10.29%) HSRP
14 14 (10.29%) EIGRP
15 13 (9.56%) TACACS
15 13 (9.56%) WLAN
15 13 (9.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.47%) MySQL
3 1 (0.74%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.74%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (1.47%) FogBugz
1 2 (1.47%) JIRA
1 2 (1.47%) Bugzilla
General
1 27 (19.85%) Finance
1 27 (19.85%) Back Office
2 11 (8.09%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.41%) Local Government
3 6 (4.41%) Law
3 6 (4.41%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.21%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.47%) Banking
5 2 (1.47%) Retail
6 1 (0.74%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.74%) Advertising
6 1 (0.74%) Billing
6 1 (0.74%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.74%) French Language
6 1 (0.74%) German Language
6 1 (0.74%) Japanese Language
6 1 (0.74%) Korean Language
6 1 (0.74%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.74%) Thai Language
Job Titles
1 34 (25.00%) Analyst
2 24 (17.65%) Network Engineer
3 13 (9.56%) Architect
4 12 (8.82%) Security Engineer
4 12 (8.82%) Network Security Engineer
5 11 (8.09%) Security Analyst
6 9 (6.62%) Support Analyst
6 9 (6.62%) Technical Analyst
6 9 (6.62%) Network Analyst
7 8 (5.88%) Network Support
7 8 (5.88%) Network Security Analyst
7 8 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
7 8 (5.88%) Administrator
8 7 (5.15%) 3rd Line Support
8 7 (5.15%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (5.15%) IT Support
9 6 (4.41%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 6 (4.41%) Network Architect
9 6 (4.41%) IT Support Analyst
9 6 (4.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.21%) Web Services
2 1 (0.74%) .NET
2 1 (0.74%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.15%) Kindle
2 6 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.94%) Private Cloud
3 4 (2.94%) Replication
4 3 (2.21%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.21%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.47%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.47%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.47%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.74%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.74%) Clustering
6 1 (0.74%) Streaming Media
6 1 (0.74%) PDA
6 1 (0.74%) Statistics
6 1 (0.74%) CCTV
6 1 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 53 (38.97%) Windows
2 28 (20.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (18.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (12.50%) UNIX
6 12 (8.82%) Linux
7 8 (5.88%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.47%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.47%) Android
8 2 (1.47%) Debian
8 2 (1.47%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.47%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.74%) Solaris
9 1 (0.74%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (22.06%) ITIL
2 15 (11.03%) Disaster Recovery
3 14 (10.29%) Network Monitoring
4 11 (8.09%) Asset Management
5 10 (7.35%) PRINCE2
6 9 (6.62%) Mentoring
7 8 (5.88%) Incident Management
7 8 (5.88%) Service Delivery
8 6 (4.41%) Load Balancing
8 6 (4.41%) CRM
9 5 (3.68%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (2.94%) Network Architecture
10 4 (2.94%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 4 (2.94%) Product Management
10 4 (2.94%) Customer Engagement
10 4 (2.94%) High Availability
10 4 (2.94%) SIEM
10 4 (2.94%) Technical Architecture
10 4 (2.94%) Financial Modelling
11 3 (2.21%) MOF
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.35%) SQL
2 3 (2.21%) Java
2 3 (2.21%) Shell Script
3 2 (1.47%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.47%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.47%) Ruby
3 2 (1.47%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.47%) Perl
3 2 (1.47%) Python
4 1 (0.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 51 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (30.15%) CCNA
3 22 (16.18%) CCNP
4 13 (9.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (8.82%) Degree
6 11 (8.09%) SC Cleared
6 11 (8.09%) Security Cleared
7 10 (7.35%) MCSE
8 8 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (5.88%) HND
9 4 (2.94%) VTSP
9 4 (2.94%) MOS
9 4 (2.94%) HNC
10 3 (2.21%) MCP
11 2 (1.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (1.47%) ISTQB
11 2 (1.47%) ISEB
11 2 (1.47%) MCSA
12 1 (0.74%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (13.97%) SLA
2 7 (5.15%) ISO 9001
3 4 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (2.21%) QA
5 1 (0.74%) COBIT
System Software
1 46 (33.82%) Active Directory
1 46 (33.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (16.18%) vSphere
3 15 (11.03%) XenApp
4 11 (8.09%) Hyper-V
5 5 (3.68%) ISA Server
6 3 (2.21%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (1.47%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.74%) Firmware
8 1 (0.74%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.74%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (10.29%) CiscoWorks
2 13 (9.56%) SCCM
3 11 (8.09%) SCOM
4 8 (5.88%) SCVMM
5 4 (2.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (1.47%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.74%) Nagios
7 1 (0.74%) OPNET
7 1 (0.74%) HP NNM
7 1 (0.74%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 71 (52.21%) Cisco
2 56 (41.18%) VMware
3 54 (39.71%) Microsoft
4 33 (24.26%) CheckPoint
5 24 (17.65%) SolarWinds
6 23 (16.91%) Citrix
7 19 (13.97%) F5
8 17 (12.50%) Fortinet
9 16 (11.76%) HP
10 14 (10.29%) McAfee
11 13 (9.56%) Riverbed
12 12 (8.82%) EMC
13 10 (7.35%) Mitel
14 7 (5.15%) Oracle
14 7 (5.15%) Juniper
15 5 (3.68%) IBM
15 5 (3.68%) Sun
15 5 (3.68%) Avaya
16 4 (2.94%) Intel
17 3 (2.21%) Symantec
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