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 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 29 11 21
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +10
Permanent jobs citing WAN 3 16 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Shropshire 2.13% 10.96% 5.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.32% 32.65% 23.08%
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 6
Average salary - £36,500 £33,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +9.77%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%
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 49 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Shropshire 29.08% 33.56% 22.41%
Number of salaries quoted 35 15 25
Average salary £30,000 £36,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.80% +12.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £20,500 £26,850
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,150 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
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 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
Telford -14 3 - -
WAN
West Midlands

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 4 (80.00%) Cisco
1 4 (80.00%) LAN
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (60.00%) CCNP
2 3 (60.00%) CCDP
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (60.00%) Network Management
3 2 (40.00%) SolarWinds
3 2 (40.00%) Network Design
3 2 (40.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (40.00%) Nokia
3 2 (40.00%) OSPF
3 2 (40.00%) BGP
3 2 (40.00%) Wireless
3 2 (40.00%) BIG-IP
3 2 (40.00%) Network Security
3 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (40.00%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (40.00%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (20.00%) CCVP
4 1 (20.00%) MCITP
4 1 (20.00%) XMPP
4 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (40.00%) OSPF
3 2 (40.00%) BGP
3 2 (40.00%) Wireless
3 2 (40.00%) BIG-IP
3 2 (40.00%) Network Security
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (20.00%) Unified Communications
4 1 (20.00%) DMVPN
4 1 (20.00%) VoIP
4 1 (20.00%) MPLS
4 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Design Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Network Design Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) XMPP
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Network Management
2 2 (40.00%) Network Design
2 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (40.00%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (20.00%) ERP
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) WAN Optimisation
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) CCNP
2 3 (60.00%) CCDP
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (20.00%) CCVP
3 1 (20.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (40.00%) Nokia
3 2 (40.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) McAfee
4 1 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) Blue Coat
4 1 (20.00%) Fortinet