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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 51 48 40
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Permanent jobs citing WAN 27 12 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 3.52% 2.21% 4.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.34% 15.19% 24.53%
Number of salaries quoted 27 6 25
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +51.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £41,250 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £42,480
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.31%
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
89 79 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 11.62% 14.55% 16.88%
Number of salaries quoted 88 63 98
Average salary £30,750 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.38% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £20,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £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 17 September 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 17 September 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 +1 21 £57,500 +15.00% 2
Frome - 6 £25,500 - 1
WAN
South West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 25 (60.98%) Windows
1 25 (60.98%) LAN
2 20 (48.78%) VMware
3 16 (39.02%) MS Exchange
3 16 (39.02%) Active Directory
3 16 (39.02%) SAN
4 15 (36.59%) Microsoft
5 12 (29.27%) ITIL
5 12 (29.27%) DNS
5 12 (29.27%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (26.83%) DHCP
6 11 (26.83%) Firewall
7 10 (24.39%) CMS
8 9 (21.95%) SQL Server
8 9 (21.95%) Cisco
9 8 (19.51%) Linux
9 8 (19.51%) SharePoint
9 8 (19.51%) NetApp
10 7 (17.07%) Citrix
10 7 (17.07%) Hyper-V
11 6 (14.63%) VPN
11 6 (14.63%) Juniper
11 6 (14.63%) CheckPoint
11 6 (14.63%) Intranet
11 6 (14.63%) Internet
11 6 (14.63%) Change Management
11 6 (14.63%) Line Management
12 5 (12.20%) IIS
12 5 (12.20%) UNIX
12 5 (12.20%) SLA

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (39.02%) MS Exchange
2 10 (24.39%) CMS
3 8 (19.51%) SharePoint
4 5 (12.20%) IIS
4 5 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 25 (60.98%) LAN
2 16 (39.02%) SAN
3 12 (29.27%) DNS
4 11 (26.83%) DHCP
4 11 (26.83%) Firewall
5 6 (14.63%) VPN
5 6 (14.63%) Intranet
5 6 (14.63%) Internet
6 5 (12.20%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (7.32%) TCP/IP
8 2 (4.88%) VoIP
9 1 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.95%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (7.32%) Advertising
1 3 (7.32%) Games
2 2 (4.88%) Law
3 1 (2.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (21.95%) Consultant
1 9 (21.95%) Support Engineer
2 6 (14.63%) Administrator
2 6 (14.63%) Team Leader
2 6 (14.63%) IT Support Engineer
2 6 (14.63%) Senior Support Engineer
2 6 (14.63%) IT Support
2 6 (14.63%) Senior IT Support
3 5 (12.20%) Support Team Leader
3 5 (12.20%) Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (12.20%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 5 (12.20%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (12.20%) Architect
4 4 (9.76%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (7.32%) Support Consultant
5 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Technical Support Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) IT Project Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Technical Support Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.44%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 25 (60.98%) Windows
2 8 (19.51%) Linux
3 5 (12.20%) UNIX
3 5 (12.20%) Windows 7
3 5 (12.20%) Windows 8
4 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.88%) AIX
7 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (29.27%) ITIL
2 6 (14.63%) Change Management
2 6 (14.63%) Line Management
3 4 (9.76%) Software Deployment
3 4 (9.76%) Performance Management
4 3 (7.32%) Project Management
4 3 (7.32%) Logistics
4 3 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (7.32%) PRINCE2
5 2 (4.88%) Configuration Management
5 2 (4.88%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (2.44%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (2.44%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (4.88%) Degree
2 1 (2.44%) Dell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) SLA
2 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (39.02%) Active Directory
2 12 (29.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (17.07%) Hyper-V
4 5 (12.20%) XenServer
5 1 (2.44%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.44%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.44%) Xen
Vendors
1 20 (48.78%) VMware
2 15 (36.59%) Microsoft
3 9 (21.95%) Cisco
4 8 (19.51%) NetApp
5 7 (17.07%) Citrix
6 6 (14.63%) Juniper
6 6 (14.63%) CheckPoint
7 5 (12.20%) HP
8 1 (2.44%) Dell
8 1 (2.44%) Veeam
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