The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 53 64 59
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -5
Permanent jobs citing WAN 23 16 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 3.36% 2.33% 1.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.87% 16.33% 9.57%
Number of salaries quoted 23 14 9
Average salary £37,500 £54,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.55% +68.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £35,500 £30,300
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +2.63%
WAN
South West

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

Communications & Networking Category
Somerset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
77 98 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 11.24% 14.24% 16.01%
Number of salaries quoted 72 87 90
Average salary £30,000 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.41% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £23,000 £23,351
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £56,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

WAN
Salary Trend in Somerset

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

WAN Salary Trend in Somerset

WAN
Salary Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAN across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014.

WAN Salary Histogram in Somerset

WAN
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 26 November 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
Bath -2 11 £62,500 +15.74%
Yeovil - 8 £32,500 -
Frome - 4 £25,500 -
WAN
South West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT jobs across the Somerset 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 29 (59.18%) LAN
2 21 (42.86%) Windows
2 21 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 18 (36.73%) VMware
4 17 (34.69%) Cisco
5 16 (32.65%) CMS
6 15 (30.61%) CheckPoint
7 14 (28.57%) MS Exchange
8 13 (26.53%) SLA
8 13 (26.53%) ITIL
9 12 (24.49%) Active Directory
9 12 (24.49%) SAN
9 12 (24.49%) VMware Infrastructure
10 11 (22.45%) DNS
10 11 (22.45%) DHCP
10 11 (22.45%) MS Excel
10 11 (22.45%) Firewall
11 8 (16.33%) Banking
11 8 (16.33%) NetScout
11 8 (16.33%) Rational Performance Tester
11 8 (16.33%) Time Management
11 8 (16.33%) SC Cleared
11 8 (16.33%) Security Cleared
11 8 (16.33%) Riverbed
11 8 (16.33%) F5
11 8 (16.33%) Finance
11 8 (16.33%) MS Office
11 8 (16.33%) CCNA
11 8 (16.33%) NetApp
11 8 (16.33%) Avaya

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT jobs across the Somerset 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 16 (32.65%) CMS
2 14 (28.57%) MS Exchange
3 6 (12.24%) SharePoint
4 4 (8.16%) IIS
5 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 11 (22.45%) MS Excel
2 8 (16.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 29 (59.18%) LAN
2 12 (24.49%) SAN
3 11 (22.45%) DNS
3 11 (22.45%) DHCP
3 11 (22.45%) Firewall
4 7 (14.29%) VPN
5 4 (8.16%) Intranet
5 4 (8.16%) Internet
5 4 (8.16%) TCP/IP
5 4 (8.16%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (4.08%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.24%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (16.33%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 8 (16.33%) Finance
1 8 (16.33%) Banking
2 3 (6.12%) Advertising
3 2 (4.08%) Games
3 2 (4.08%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (22.45%) Consultant
2 9 (18.37%) Technical Engineer
2 9 (18.37%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 8 (16.33%) Field Engineer
3 8 (16.33%) Support Engineer
4 7 (14.29%) Architect
4 7 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
4 7 (14.29%) IT Support Engineer
4 7 (14.29%) Senior Support Engineer
4 7 (14.29%) IT Support
4 7 (14.29%) Senior IT Support
5 6 (12.24%) Team Leader
6 5 (10.20%) Support Team Leader
7 4 (8.16%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (8.16%) Administrator
7 4 (8.16%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Team Leader
9 2 (4.08%) Network Team Leader
9 2 (4.08%) Network Infrastructure Team Leader
9 2 (4.08%) Network Support
Operating Systems
1 21 (42.86%) Windows
2 7 (14.29%) Linux
3 5 (10.20%) UNIX
4 4 (8.16%) Windows 7
4 4 (8.16%) Windows 8
5 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.08%) AIX
6 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.53%) ITIL
2 8 (16.33%) Time Management
3 7 (14.29%) Change Management
4 6 (12.24%) Line Management
5 4 (8.16%) Performance Management
6 3 (6.12%) Software Deployment
7 2 (4.08%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (4.08%) Configuration Management
8 1 (2.04%) Project Management
8 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.04%) Logistics
8 1 (2.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.04%) People Management
8 1 (2.04%) Revenue Management
8 1 (2.04%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.12%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (16.33%) CCNA
1 8 (16.33%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (16.33%) SC Cleared
1 8 (16.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (26.53%) SLA
2 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (24.49%) VMware Infrastructure
1 12 (24.49%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.16%) Hyper-V
2 4 (8.16%) XenServer
3 1 (2.04%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.04%) Xen
Vendors
1 21 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 18 (36.73%) VMware
3 17 (34.69%) Cisco
4 15 (30.61%) CheckPoint
5 8 (16.33%) NetApp
5 8 (16.33%) Avaya
5 8 (16.33%) NetScout
5 8 (16.33%) Riverbed
5 8 (16.33%) F5
6 7 (14.29%) Juniper
7 6 (12.24%) Citrix
8 4 (8.16%) HP
9 1 (2.04%) Veeam