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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 51 67 61
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -6
Permanent jobs citing WAN 19 14 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 3.11% 2.01% 1.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.62% 14.29% 9.52%
Number of salaries quoted 19 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 £27,500 £35,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
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
84 98 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 13.77% 14.06% 17.10%
Number of salaries quoted 72 87 98
Average salary £34,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.33% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £23,000 £16,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £52,500
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 18 December 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 18 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
Yeovil - 10 £37,500 -
Bath -1 9 £62,500 +15.74%
WAN
South West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 26 (55.32%) LAN
2 18 (38.30%) Cisco
2 18 (38.30%) Microsoft
2 18 (38.30%) CMS
3 17 (36.17%) CheckPoint
4 16 (34.04%) Windows
4 16 (34.04%) VMware
5 15 (31.91%) SLA
6 13 (27.66%) ITIL
7 12 (25.53%) MS Excel
7 12 (25.53%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (21.28%) Banking
8 10 (21.28%) NetScout
8 10 (21.28%) Time Management
8 10 (21.28%) Finance
8 10 (21.28%) MS Office
8 10 (21.28%) CCNA
8 10 (21.28%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (21.28%) Avaya
8 10 (21.28%) Rational Performance Tester
8 10 (21.28%) SC Cleared
8 10 (21.28%) Security Cleared
8 10 (21.28%) Riverbed
8 10 (21.28%) F5
9 9 (19.15%) MS Exchange
10 8 (17.02%) DHCP
10 8 (17.02%) SAN
10 8 (17.02%) DNS
10 8 (17.02%) Firewall
11 7 (14.89%) Change Management

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 18 (38.30%) CMS
2 9 (19.15%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.38%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.13%) IIS
4 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (25.53%) MS Excel
2 10 (21.28%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 26 (55.32%) LAN
2 8 (17.02%) DHCP
2 8 (17.02%) DNS
2 8 (17.02%) SAN
2 8 (17.02%) Firewall
3 7 (14.89%) VPN
4 4 (8.51%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.13%) VoIP
5 1 (2.13%) Intranet
5 1 (2.13%) Internet
5 1 (2.13%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (21.28%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 10 (21.28%) Finance
1 10 (21.28%) Banking
2 3 (6.38%) Advertising
3 2 (4.26%) Law
4 1 (2.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (25.53%) Consultant
2 11 (23.40%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 10 (21.28%) Technical Engineer
3 10 (21.28%) Field Engineer
4 7 (14.89%) Architect
4 7 (14.89%) IT Support Engineer
4 7 (14.89%) Support Engineer
4 7 (14.89%) Infrastructure Architect
4 7 (14.89%) Senior Support Engineer
4 7 (14.89%) IT Support
4 7 (14.89%) Senior IT Support
5 6 (12.77%) Cisco Engineer
5 6 (12.77%) Team Leader
6 5 (10.64%) Support Team Leader
7 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Team Leader
8 2 (4.26%) Network Team Leader
8 2 (4.26%) Network Support
8 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Support Team Leader
8 2 (4.26%) Network Infrastructure Team Leader
9 1 (2.13%) Installations Engineer
Operating Systems
1 16 (34.04%) Windows
2 4 (8.51%) Linux
2 4 (8.51%) UNIX
3 2 (4.26%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.26%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.13%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.66%) ITIL
2 10 (21.28%) Time Management
3 7 (14.89%) Change Management
4 6 (12.77%) Line Management
5 4 (8.51%) Performance Management
6 2 (4.26%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (4.26%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.13%) Revenue Management
7 1 (2.13%) Customer Engagement
7 1 (2.13%) Software Deployment
7 1 (2.13%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (21.28%) CCNA
1 10 (21.28%) Cisco Certification
1 10 (21.28%) SC Cleared
1 10 (21.28%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (31.91%) SLA
2 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (25.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (14.89%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.13%) Xen
3 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.13%) XenServer
3 1 (2.13%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 18 (38.30%) Cisco
1 18 (38.30%) Microsoft
2 17 (36.17%) CheckPoint
3 16 (34.04%) VMware
4 10 (21.28%) NetScout
4 10 (21.28%) Avaya
4 10 (21.28%) Riverbed
4 10 (21.28%) F5
5 7 (14.89%) Juniper
5 7 (14.89%) NetApp
6 3 (6.38%) Citrix
7 1 (2.13%) HP
7 1 (2.13%) Veeam