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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 50 58 85
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +27
Permanent jobs citing WAN 40 42 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 3.64% 3.41% 0.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.47% 19.27% 2.62%
Number of salaries quoted 39 36 7
Average salary £39,000 £32,750 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.08% +30.99%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +5.26%
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
229 218 267
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 20.82% 17.69% 26.51%
Number of salaries quoted 216 197 240
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,200 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £57,500
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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -7 26 £37,000 +5.71% 4
Bridgend - 7 £39,000 - 2
Newport +21 3 £36,250 -
Torfaen - 2 £43,750 -
WAN
Wales

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 86 (96.63%) LAN
2 77 (86.52%) Cisco
3 69 (77.53%) Firewall
4 57 (64.04%) Cisco Certification
5 46 (51.69%) CCNP
6 37 (41.57%) CheckPoint
7 32 (35.96%) VPN
8 28 (31.46%) Windows
8 28 (31.46%) BGP
9 27 (30.34%) Cisco ASA
10 26 (29.21%) F5
10 26 (29.21%) VMware
11 24 (26.97%) CCNA
11 24 (26.97%) Juniper
12 23 (25.84%) Microsoft
13 22 (24.72%) Wireless
13 22 (24.72%) OSPF
14 21 (23.60%) MPLS
14 21 (23.60%) DNS
14 21 (23.60%) Network Design
15 20 (22.47%) DHCP
16 19 (21.35%) Internet
16 19 (21.35%) Cisco Nexus
17 17 (19.10%) Network Management
17 17 (19.10%) ITIL
17 17 (19.10%) Linux
18 14 (15.73%) MS Office
18 14 (15.73%) VMware Infrastructure
18 14 (15.73%) Load Balancing
18 14 (15.73%) Cisco PIX

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 5 (5.62%) Apache
1 5 (5.62%) Tomcat
2 4 (4.49%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (3.37%) IIS
3 3 (3.37%) JBoss
4 2 (2.25%) Lync
4 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.12%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.12%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (15.73%) MS Office
2 10 (11.24%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.37%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.62%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (3.37%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.25%) SaaS
4 1 (1.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (96.63%) LAN
2 69 (77.53%) Firewall
3 32 (35.96%) VPN
4 28 (31.46%) BGP
5 27 (30.34%) Cisco ASA
6 22 (24.72%) Wireless
6 22 (24.72%) OSPF
7 21 (23.60%) MPLS
7 21 (23.60%) DNS
8 20 (22.47%) DHCP
9 19 (21.35%) Internet
9 19 (21.35%) Cisco Nexus
10 14 (15.73%) Cisco PIX
11 12 (13.48%) SAN
12 11 (12.36%) TCP/IP
13 9 (10.11%) RIP
13 9 (10.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 9 (10.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 8 (8.99%) FTP
14 8 (8.99%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.37%) MySQL
2 1 (1.12%) OLAP
2 1 (1.12%) OLTP
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle OLAP
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.12%) Big Data
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database
General
1 10 (11.24%) Advertising
2 6 (6.74%) Finance
3 3 (3.37%) Retail
4 2 (2.25%) Legal
4 2 (2.25%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.12%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 36 (40.45%) Network Engineer
2 22 (24.72%) Senior Network Engineer
3 11 (12.36%) 3rd Line Support
3 11 (12.36%) Escalation Engineer
4 8 (8.99%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 8 (8.99%) Analyst
5 6 (6.74%) Administrator
6 5 (5.62%) Support Engineer
6 5 (5.62%) Architect
6 5 (5.62%) Team Leader
6 5 (5.62%) Operations Team Leader
6 5 (5.62%) Network Operations Team Leader
6 5 (5.62%) Network Team Leader
7 4 (4.49%) IT Support
7 4 (4.49%) Network Administrator
7 4 (4.49%) Network Architect
7 4 (4.49%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (4.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.37%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (3.37%) Cisco Support
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.37%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 28 (31.46%) Windows
2 17 (19.10%) Linux
3 9 (10.11%) Windows XP
3 9 (10.11%) Windows 7
4 5 (5.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (4.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.37%) CentOS
7 2 (2.25%) AIX
7 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.12%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (23.60%) Network Design
2 17 (19.10%) ITIL
2 17 (19.10%) Network Management
3 14 (15.73%) Load Balancing
4 11 (12.36%) Service Delivery
5 5 (5.62%) Time Management
6 4 (4.49%) Technical Analysis
7 3 (3.37%) Software Deployment
7 3 (3.37%) Network Architecture
7 3 (3.37%) Project Management
8 2 (2.25%) Service Management
8 2 (2.25%) E-Commerce
8 2 (2.25%) Change Management
8 2 (2.25%) Configuration Management
8 2 (2.25%) Network Load Balancing
8 2 (2.25%) Performance Testing
8 2 (2.25%) Incident Management
8 2 (2.25%) Mentoring
8 2 (2.25%) Change Control
9 1 (1.12%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.87%) SQL
2 3 (3.37%) Python
2 3 (3.37%) C
2 3 (3.37%) Perl
2 3 (3.37%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.25%) AWK
4 1 (1.12%) PHP
Qualifications
1 57 (64.04%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (51.69%) CCNP
3 24 (26.97%) CCNA
4 11 (12.36%) CCIE
4 11 (12.36%) CCSE
4 11 (12.36%) JNCIS
5 9 (10.11%) Degree
6 8 (8.99%) CCIP
7 3 (3.37%) CCDP
8 2 (2.25%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.25%) Security Cleared
8 2 (2.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (1.12%) CCENT
9 1 (1.12%) MCSE
9 1 (1.12%) CCDA
9 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.36%) SLA
2 2 (2.25%) QA
System Software
1 14 (15.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (13.48%) Active Directory
3 8 (8.99%) VMware ESX
4 5 (5.62%) ISA Server
5 3 (3.37%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.37%) vSphere
5 3 (3.37%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.12%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (1.12%) Squid
6 1 (1.12%) Xen
6 1 (1.12%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.12%) Samba
6 1 (1.12%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.12%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.12%) Data Guard
1 1 (1.12%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 77 (86.52%) Cisco
2 37 (41.57%) CheckPoint
3 26 (29.21%) F5
3 26 (29.21%) VMware
4 24 (26.97%) Juniper
5 23 (25.84%) Microsoft
6 12 (13.48%) Blue Coat
7 11 (12.36%) Websense
8 9 (10.11%) Lumension
8 9 (10.11%) McAfee
8 9 (10.11%) SonicWALL
8 9 (10.11%) Aruba
8 9 (10.11%) NetApp
9 7 (7.87%) Avaya
10 5 (5.62%) Red Hat
10 5 (5.62%) SolarWinds
11 4 (4.49%) HP
12 3 (3.37%) Meraki
12 3 (3.37%) Riverbed
13 2 (2.25%) IBM
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