The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 5 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 79 51 41
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -10
Permanent jobs citing WAN 22 47 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.73% 4.07% 4.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.73% 17.60% 18.95%
Number of salaries quoted 20 45 45
Average salary £37,750 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,900 £25,400
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
WAN
Wales

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

Communications & Networking Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
226 267 248
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 17.75% 23.10% 21.74%
Number of salaries quoted 212 245 218
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £53,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

WAN
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

WAN Salary Trend in South Wales

WAN
Salary Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAN across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 5 August 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in South Wales

WAN
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 5 August 2015. 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
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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
Cardiff -26 15 £40,750 +1.87% 3
Bridgend -13 3 £36,500 -
Newport - 3 £33,000 - 1
Monmouthshire - 1 £24,500 -
WAN
Wales

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 34 (89.47%) LAN
2 25 (65.79%) Cisco
3 22 (57.89%) Firewall
4 19 (50.00%) ITIL
5 15 (39.47%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (36.84%) CCNA
6 14 (36.84%) CheckPoint
6 14 (36.84%) Service Delivery
7 13 (34.21%) Wireless
7 13 (34.21%) SLA
8 12 (31.58%) Windows
8 12 (31.58%) CCNP
8 12 (31.58%) Citrix
9 11 (28.95%) Network Management
9 11 (28.95%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (26.32%) VMware
11 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
12 7 (18.42%) Active Directory
12 7 (18.42%) Telecoms
13 6 (15.79%) XenApp
13 6 (15.79%) VPN
14 5 (13.16%) DNS
14 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
14 5 (13.16%) HP
14 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
14 5 (13.16%) Change Control
15 4 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
15 4 (10.53%) 3PAR
15 4 (10.53%) Enterprise Storage

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 3 (7.89%) MS Exchange
1 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (5.26%) Lync
2 2 (5.26%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.63%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.26%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (89.47%) LAN
2 22 (57.89%) Firewall
3 13 (34.21%) Wireless
4 11 (28.95%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (15.79%) VPN
6 5 (13.16%) DNS
7 4 (10.53%) VoIP
7 4 (10.53%) DHCP
8 3 (7.89%) MPLS
9 2 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
9 2 (5.26%) Ethernet
9 2 (5.26%) SAN
10 1 (2.63%) Internet
10 1 (2.63%) SNMP
10 1 (2.63%) ADSL
10 1 (2.63%) OSPF
10 1 (2.63%) BGP
10 1 (2.63%) EIGRP
10 1 (2.63%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
General
1 7 (18.42%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.26%) Finance
3 1 (2.63%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (36.84%) Network Engineer
2 11 (28.95%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Architect
3 5 (13.16%) Support Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (7.89%) Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.26%) Service Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Operations Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Network Support Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Firewall Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Junior Network Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Junior Network Support
7 1 (2.63%) Junior Network Support Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Network Security Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Service Desk Team Leader
7 1 (2.63%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) Web Services
2 1 (2.63%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.63%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Enterprise Storage
1 4 (10.53%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.63%) User Experience
2 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (31.58%) Windows
2 4 (10.53%) AIX
2 4 (10.53%) Solaris
2 4 (10.53%) Linux
2 4 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (5.26%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.63%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (50.00%) ITIL
2 14 (36.84%) Service Delivery
3 11 (28.95%) Network Management
4 5 (13.16%) Change Control
5 4 (10.53%) E-Commerce
6 3 (7.89%) Mentoring
7 2 (5.26%) Coaching
7 2 (5.26%) WAN Optimisation
7 2 (5.26%) Change Management
7 2 (5.26%) Performance Engineering
7 2 (5.26%) Information Security
8 1 (2.63%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (2.63%) Incident Management
8 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (2.63%) Business Development
8 1 (2.63%) Load Balancing
8 1 (2.63%) Performance Testing
8 1 (2.63%) Product Management
8 1 (2.63%) Configuration Management
8 1 (2.63%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (2.63%) VB
2 1 (2.63%) Python
2 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.63%) C
2 1 (2.63%) Java
2 1 (2.63%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (39.47%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (36.84%) CCNA
3 12 (31.58%) CCNP
4 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
5 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
6 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (5.26%) MCTS
7 2 (5.26%) MCITP
7 2 (5.26%) MCSE
7 2 (5.26%) MCSA
7 2 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (34.21%) SLA
2 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 7 (18.42%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.79%) XenApp
3 3 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.26%) XenServer
4 2 (5.26%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.63%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (5.26%) WSUS
1 2 (5.26%) SCCM
2 1 (2.63%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (2.63%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (2.63%) OPNET
2 1 (2.63%) OpenView
2 1 (2.63%) Nagios
Vendors
1 25 (65.79%) Cisco
2 14 (36.84%) CheckPoint
3 12 (31.58%) Citrix
4 10 (26.32%) VMware
5 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
6 5 (13.16%) HP
7 4 (10.53%) IBM
7 4 (10.53%) NetApp
7 4 (10.53%) Red Hat
7 4 (10.53%) Oracle
7 4 (10.53%) 3PAR
8 3 (7.89%) Juniper
9 2 (5.26%) Lotus
9 2 (5.26%) Symantec
9 2 (5.26%) McAfee
9 2 (5.26%) Dell
9 2 (5.26%) Avaya
9 2 (5.26%) BT
9 2 (5.26%) Apple
10 1 (2.63%) Mitel
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