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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 69 50 42
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -8
Permanent jobs citing WAN 34 43 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 2.68% 3.90% 4.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.53% 14.88% 20.47%
Number of salaries quoted 31 40 50
Average salary £37,500 £38,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £23,950 £24,950
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,250
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +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
219 289 254
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 17.27% 26.20% 22.58%
Number of salaries quoted 207 268 222
Average salary £39,000 £36,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.84% -6.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,550 £24,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -16 26 £45,000 -2.17% 3
Newport -10 5 £27,000 -22.85%
Bridgend -9 3 £36,500 - 1
WAN
Wales

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 44 (91.67%) LAN
2 28 (58.33%) Cisco
2 28 (58.33%) Firewall
3 17 (35.42%) Telecoms
4 16 (33.33%) Wireless
4 16 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (31.25%) CheckPoint
5 15 (31.25%) ITIL
6 14 (29.17%) CCNP
7 13 (27.08%) MPLS
7 13 (27.08%) Windows
7 13 (27.08%) VPN
7 13 (27.08%) DNS
7 13 (27.08%) SLA
7 13 (27.08%) Network Management
7 13 (27.08%) Cisco Nexus
8 12 (25.00%) CCNA
9 11 (22.92%) VMware
9 11 (22.92%) Data Centre
10 10 (20.83%) Service Delivery
10 10 (20.83%) Citrix
10 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
11 9 (18.75%) Juniper
11 9 (18.75%) OSPF
12 8 (16.67%) Load Balancing
12 8 (16.67%) IPsec
12 8 (16.67%) BGP
13 7 (14.58%) DHCP
13 7 (14.58%) Finance
13 7 (14.58%) F5

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 6 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 6 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.25%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.08%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (4.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (91.67%) LAN
2 28 (58.33%) Firewall
3 16 (33.33%) Wireless
4 13 (27.08%) Cisco Nexus
4 13 (27.08%) VPN
4 13 (27.08%) DNS
4 13 (27.08%) MPLS
5 9 (18.75%) OSPF
6 8 (16.67%) BGP
6 8 (16.67%) IPsec
7 7 (14.58%) DHCP
8 6 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (10.42%) Internet
9 5 (10.42%) FTP
9 5 (10.42%) IPv4
10 4 (8.33%) IPv6
10 4 (8.33%) EIGRP
10 4 (8.33%) Spanning Tree
10 4 (8.33%) VPLS
11 3 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
General
1 17 (35.42%) Telecoms
2 7 (14.58%) Finance
3 3 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (47.92%) Network Engineer
2 9 (18.75%) Senior Network Engineer
3 6 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Architect
5 4 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Firewall Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) IT Support
7 2 (4.17%) Operations Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Analyst
8 1 (2.08%) Technical Architect
8 1 (2.08%) Senior Consultant
8 1 (2.08%) Consultant
8 1 (2.08%) Junior
8 1 (2.08%) 2nd Line Support
8 1 (2.08%) Network Analyst
8 1 (2.08%) Services Delivery Manager
8 1 (2.08%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) Web Services
1 4 (8.33%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.08%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.92%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.33%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (8.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (8.33%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (4.17%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.08%) User Experience
4 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (27.08%) Windows
2 4 (8.33%) AIX
2 4 (8.33%) Solaris
2 4 (8.33%) Linux
2 4 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.25%) ITIL
2 13 (27.08%) Network Management
3 10 (20.83%) Service Delivery
4 8 (16.67%) Load Balancing
5 7 (14.58%) Change Control
6 5 (10.42%) Capacity Management
6 5 (10.42%) Problem Management
7 4 (8.33%) E-Commerce
7 4 (8.33%) WAN Optimisation
7 4 (8.33%) DDoS Mitigation
8 3 (6.25%) Information Security
8 3 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (4.17%) BCP
9 2 (4.17%) Change Management
9 2 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (4.17%) Business Continuity
9 2 (4.17%) Business Continuity Planning
9 2 (4.17%) Performance Engineering
10 1 (2.08%) Performance Monitoring
10 1 (2.08%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.42%) SQL
2 1 (2.08%) VB
2 1 (2.08%) Python
2 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.08%) C
2 1 (2.08%) Java
2 1 (2.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (29.17%) CCNP
3 12 (25.00%) CCNA
4 5 (10.42%) Security Cleared
5 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.08%) CCSA
6 1 (2.08%) CCSE
6 1 (2.08%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (27.08%) SLA
2 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 7 (14.58%) XenApp
2 6 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 5 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.25%) XenServer
4 3 (6.25%) XenDesktop
5 2 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.08%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) OpenView
1 1 (2.08%) Nagios
1 1 (2.08%) OPNET
1 1 (2.08%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (2.08%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 28 (58.33%) Cisco
2 15 (31.25%) CheckPoint
3 11 (22.92%) VMware
4 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
4 10 (20.83%) Citrix
5 9 (18.75%) Juniper
6 7 (14.58%) F5
7 5 (10.42%) Apple
7 5 (10.42%) HP
8 4 (8.33%) IBM
8 4 (8.33%) Oracle
8 4 (8.33%) NetApp
8 4 (8.33%) Red Hat
8 4 (8.33%) 3PAR
9 3 (6.25%) Avaya
10 2 (4.17%) Sophos
10 2 (4.17%) Blue Coat
10 2 (4.17%) Barracuda Networks
10 2 (4.17%) Kaspersky
10 2 (4.17%) Aastra
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35k - 40k per year + 20% bonus,healthcare etc
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £24k - 28k per year + Excellent benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Salary: £35k - 40k per year + 20% bonus,healthcare etc
Posted: 8 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 26 days ago