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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 46 38 73
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +35
Permanent jobs citing WAN 42 52 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 3.86% 4.51% 0.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.61% 19.92% 3.38%
Number of salaries quoted 39 50 8
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,900 £24,950 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,250 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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
269 261 237
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 24.72% 22.64% 26.45%
Number of salaries quoted 251 228 194
Average salary £36,500 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.41% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 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
Cardiff -15 25 £46,000 +16.45% 5
Bridgend - 8 £36,500 -
Torfaen - 2 £40,000 -
Newport +9 1 - - 3
Gwent - 1 - -
WAN
Wales

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 79 (95.18%) LAN
2 70 (84.34%) Cisco
3 60 (72.29%) Firewall
4 58 (69.88%) Cisco Certification
5 49 (59.04%) CCNP
6 31 (37.35%) CheckPoint
7 30 (36.14%) CCNA
8 29 (34.94%) BGP
9 25 (30.12%) VMware
9 25 (30.12%) Microsoft
9 25 (30.12%) Windows
10 22 (26.51%) VPN
10 22 (26.51%) MPLS
11 21 (25.30%) ITIL
11 21 (25.30%) Cisco ASA
11 21 (25.30%) F5
12 20 (24.10%) Cisco Nexus
12 20 (24.10%) Juniper
13 19 (22.89%) DHCP
13 19 (22.89%) OSPF
14 18 (21.69%) Wireless
15 16 (19.28%) Internet
16 15 (18.07%) TCP/IP
16 15 (18.07%) Linux
16 15 (18.07%) Network Management
17 14 (16.87%) DNS
17 14 (16.87%) Service Delivery
18 13 (15.66%) Active Directory
18 13 (15.66%) MS Office
18 13 (15.66%) Network Design

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 6 (7.23%) Tomcat
2 5 (6.02%) Apache
2 5 (6.02%) Lync
3 4 (4.82%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.82%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.41%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.20%) WorkSite
5 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.20%) IIS
5 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 13 (15.66%) MS Office
2 10 (12.05%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.41%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.43%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.41%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 79 (95.18%) LAN
2 60 (72.29%) Firewall
3 29 (34.94%) BGP
4 22 (26.51%) MPLS
4 22 (26.51%) VPN
5 21 (25.30%) Cisco ASA
6 20 (24.10%) Cisco Nexus
7 19 (22.89%) DHCP
7 19 (22.89%) OSPF
8 18 (21.69%) Wireless
9 16 (19.28%) Internet
10 15 (18.07%) TCP/IP
11 14 (16.87%) DNS
12 12 (14.46%) SAN
12 12 (14.46%) Cisco PIX
13 10 (12.05%) VoIP
14 7 (8.43%) RIP
14 7 (8.43%) SSH
14 7 (8.43%) Telnet
14 7 (8.43%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.41%) MySQL
2 1 (1.20%) OLAP
2 1 (1.20%) OLTP
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle OLAP
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
General
1 10 (12.05%) Advertising
2 6 (7.23%) Retail
3 5 (6.02%) Finance
3 5 (6.02%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.82%) Legal
5 2 (2.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (40.96%) Network Engineer
2 22 (26.51%) Senior Network Engineer
3 9 (10.84%) 3rd Line Support
3 9 (10.84%) Escalation Engineer
4 7 (8.43%) Analyst
5 6 (7.23%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 6 (7.23%) Support Engineer
5 6 (7.23%) Team Leader
5 6 (7.23%) Network Operations Team Leader
5 6 (7.23%) Operations Team Leader
5 6 (7.23%) Network Team Leader
6 5 (6.02%) Senior Network Consultant
6 5 (6.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Network Consultant
6 5 (6.02%) Senior Consultant
6 5 (6.02%) Consultant
7 4 (4.82%) Services Delivery Manager
7 4 (4.82%) Service Manager
7 4 (4.82%) Network Support
7 4 (4.82%) Delivery Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.61%) Statistics
2 1 (1.20%) Replication
2 1 (1.20%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 25 (30.12%) Windows
2 15 (18.07%) Linux
3 7 (8.43%) Windows XP
3 7 (8.43%) Windows 7
4 4 (4.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.41%) CentOS
6 2 (2.41%) AIX
6 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.20%) i5/OS
7 1 (1.20%) UNIX
7 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.30%) ITIL
2 15 (18.07%) Network Management
3 14 (16.87%) Service Delivery
4 13 (15.66%) Network Design
5 12 (14.46%) Load Balancing
6 5 (6.02%) Incident Management
7 4 (4.82%) Service Management
7 4 (4.82%) Technical Analysis
8 3 (3.61%) Performance Management
8 3 (3.61%) Data Management
8 3 (3.61%) Change Management
8 3 (3.61%) ERP
9 2 (2.41%) Configuration Management
9 2 (2.41%) Migration
9 2 (2.41%) Network Load Balancing
9 2 (2.41%) Problem Management
10 1 (1.20%) Business Continuity
10 1 (1.20%) Disaster Recovery
10 1 (1.20%) E-Commerce
10 1 (1.20%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.02%) SQL
2 3 (3.61%) C
3 2 (2.41%) Perl
3 2 (2.41%) Python
3 2 (2.41%) AWK
3 2 (2.41%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 58 (69.88%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (59.04%) CCNP
3 30 (36.14%) CCNA
4 10 (12.05%) CCIP
5 9 (10.84%) CCSE
5 9 (10.84%) JNCIS
6 7 (8.43%) CCIE
7 5 (6.02%) CCDP
8 3 (3.61%) Security Cleared
9 2 (2.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (2.41%) SC Cleared
9 2 (2.41%) Degree
9 2 (2.41%) CCDA
10 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.20%) MCSE
10 1 (1.20%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.25%) SLA
2 2 (2.41%) QA
System Software
1 13 (15.66%) Active Directory
2 12 (14.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.02%) ISA Server
4 4 (4.82%) vSphere
5 3 (3.61%) VMware ESX
5 3 (3.61%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.20%) XenServer
6 1 (1.20%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.20%) UAG
Systems Management
1 2 (2.41%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.20%) WSUS
2 1 (1.20%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.20%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 70 (84.34%) Cisco
2 31 (37.35%) CheckPoint
3 25 (30.12%) Microsoft
3 25 (30.12%) VMware
4 21 (25.30%) F5
5 20 (24.10%) Juniper
6 12 (14.46%) Blue Coat
7 9 (10.84%) SonicWALL
7 9 (10.84%) Websense
7 9 (10.84%) Aruba
8 8 (9.64%) Avaya
9 7 (8.43%) NetApp
9 7 (8.43%) SolarWinds
9 7 (8.43%) McAfee
9 7 (8.43%) Lumension
10 4 (4.82%) Red Hat
10 4 (4.82%) HP
10 4 (4.82%) JBoss
11 3 (3.61%) Dell
11 3 (3.61%) Meraki
Newport, Gwent
Sanderson
Salary: £30 - £40 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: To £40K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Computer Recruiter Ltd
Salary: To £45K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newport
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Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Cardiff
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Salary: £21000 - £26000 per annum + Excellent benefits
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Sanderson
Salary: £40 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago