The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Shropshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 41 29 23
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -6
Permanent jobs citing WAN 11 12 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Shropshire 3.11% 5.13% 6.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.83% 16.00% 16.67%
Number of salaries quoted 11 9 4
Average salary £31,500 £36,326 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.28% -22.71%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +10.66%
WAN
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Shropshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Shropshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
41 75 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Shropshire 11.58% 32.05% 37.50%
Number of salaries quoted 32 65 32
Average salary £31,500 £30,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.27% -18.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £21,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £37,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WAN across the Shropshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

WAN
Salary Trend in Shropshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WAN across the Shropshire region.

WAN Salary Trend in Shropshire

WAN
Salary Histogram in Shropshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAN across the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

WAN Salary Histogram in Shropshire

WAN
Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. 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
Telford -12 10 £31,500 +3.27%
Market Drayton - 1 £42,500 -
WAN
West Midlands

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Shropshire 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 22 (91.67%) LAN
1 22 (91.67%) Cisco
2 16 (66.67%) Firewall
3 14 (58.33%) CheckPoint
4 11 (45.83%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (41.67%) F5
6 9 (37.50%) CCNA
6 9 (37.50%) SAN
6 9 (37.50%) Windows
7 8 (33.33%) MS Exchange
7 8 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 8 (33.33%) DNS
7 8 (33.33%) Active Directory
7 8 (33.33%) Citrix
7 8 (33.33%) VMware
7 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (33.33%) Windows Server
8 7 (29.17%) Cisco Wireless
8 7 (29.17%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (29.17%) Wireless
8 7 (29.17%) CCSA
8 7 (29.17%) CCNP
9 6 (25.00%) VLAN
9 6 (25.00%) DDNS
9 6 (25.00%) Clustering
9 6 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (25.00%) Data Centre
9 6 (25.00%) Cisco ASA

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Shropshire 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 8 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 6 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 22 (91.67%) LAN
2 16 (66.67%) Firewall
3 9 (37.50%) SAN
4 8 (33.33%) DNS
4 8 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 7 (29.17%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (29.17%) Cisco Wireless
5 7 (29.17%) Wireless
6 6 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (25.00%) DDNS
6 6 (25.00%) NAS
6 6 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
6 6 (25.00%) VLAN
7 5 (20.83%) MPLS
8 3 (12.50%) Network Security
9 2 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (8.33%) Cisco PIX
9 2 (8.33%) VoIP
9 2 (8.33%) VPLS
9 2 (8.33%) VPN
General
1 5 (20.83%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Consultant
2 6 (25.00%) Network Consultant
3 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support
5 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) IT Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Clustering
1 6 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.33%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Windows
2 8 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (8.33%) Windows 10
3 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (8.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) Load Balancing
1 5 (20.83%) Network Architecture
2 3 (12.50%) ITIL
2 3 (12.50%) Network Design
3 2 (8.33%) Data Protection
3 2 (8.33%) Project Planning
3 2 (8.33%) Translating Business Requirements
3 2 (8.33%) WAN Optimisation
Qualifications
1 11 (45.83%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (37.50%) CCNA
3 7 (29.17%) CCNP
3 7 (29.17%) CCSA
4 5 (20.83%) CCDA
4 5 (20.83%) CCDP
4 5 (20.83%) CCSE
4 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
4 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
5 3 (12.50%) CCIE
5 3 (12.50%) JNCIE
5 3 (12.50%) JNCIP
6 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (4.17%) MCP
6 1 (4.17%) MCSA
6 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 8 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 22 (91.67%) Cisco
2 14 (58.33%) CheckPoint
3 10 (41.67%) F5
4 8 (33.33%) Citrix
4 8 (33.33%) VMware
5 5 (20.83%) Juniper
6 3 (12.50%) Avaya
6 3 (12.50%) Palo Alto
7 2 (8.33%) Imperva
7 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
7 2 (8.33%) Nokia
7 2 (8.33%) Riverbed
7 2 (8.33%) SolarWinds
8 1 (4.17%) SAP