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 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 74 84 62
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -22
Permanent jobs citing WAN 20 16 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.68% 1.34% 3.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.90% 4.88% 15.46%
Number of salaries quoted 16 15 26
Average salary £48,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £25,400 £31,750
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £41,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £41,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.40% +10.66%
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
202 328 194
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 16.96% 27.47% 19.44%
Number of salaries quoted 177 267 159
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 28 April 2016.

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 28 April 2016. 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 +6 10 £42,500 +84.78%
Newport -5 5 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Bridgend -5 3 £49,750 +19.87% 1
Torfaen - 1 - - 1
WAN
Wales

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 55 (93.22%) LAN
2 43 (72.88%) Firewall
3 42 (71.19%) Cisco
4 39 (66.10%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (45.76%) Juniper
5 27 (45.76%) VMware
6 26 (44.07%) CCNA
7 25 (42.37%) CheckPoint
8 21 (35.59%) SolarWinds
8 21 (35.59%) Extreme Networks
9 20 (33.90%) F5
10 19 (32.20%) Linux
11 17 (28.81%) VMware Infrastructure
12 16 (27.12%) CCNP
12 16 (27.12%) Finance
13 15 (25.42%) Brocade
13 15 (25.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 15 (25.42%) Vyatta
13 15 (25.42%) VyOS
14 14 (23.73%) Driving Licence
14 14 (23.73%) CA
14 14 (23.73%) VPN
15 13 (22.03%) CCSA
15 13 (22.03%) CCSE
16 12 (20.34%) DNS
17 11 (18.64%) Data Centre
17 11 (18.64%) High Availability
17 11 (18.64%) Network Management
18 10 (16.95%) Cisco ASA
18 10 (16.95%) VoIP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 (8.47%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.39%) Apache
2 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (93.22%) LAN
2 43 (72.88%) Firewall
3 15 (25.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 14 (23.73%) VPN
5 12 (20.34%) DNS
6 10 (16.95%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (16.95%) TCP/IP
6 10 (16.95%) VoIP
7 8 (13.56%) Wireless
8 7 (11.86%) BGP
8 7 (11.86%) IPsec
8 7 (11.86%) MPLS
8 7 (11.86%) NetScaler
8 7 (11.86%) OSPF
8 7 (11.86%) WLAN
9 5 (8.47%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (8.47%) NX-OS
9 5 (8.47%) SAN
10 4 (6.78%) EIGRP
10 4 (6.78%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.39%) MySQL
2 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 16 (27.12%) Finance
2 10 (16.95%) Telecoms
3 8 (13.56%) Advertising
4 2 (3.39%) Law
4 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 42 (71.19%) Network Engineer
2 8 (13.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 8 (13.56%) Senior Network Engineer
3 6 (10.17%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
3 6 (10.17%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (10.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 6 (10.17%) Network Support
3 6 (10.17%) Network Support Engineer
3 6 (10.17%) Support Engineer
4 3 (5.08%) Administrator
4 3 (5.08%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (5.08%) Network Manager
4 3 (5.08%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (3.39%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (3.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (3.39%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (3.39%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (3.39%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (3.39%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (3.39%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.78%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.39%) CGI
2 2 (3.39%) WAP
3 1 (1.69%) HTML
3 1 (1.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (23.73%) Driving Licence
2 11 (18.64%) Data Centre
3 6 (10.17%) Client/Server
3 6 (10.17%) PMI
4 5 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (8.47%) Computer Science
5 3 (5.08%) Clustering
5 3 (5.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (3.39%) Replication
7 1 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (32.20%) Linux
2 15 (25.42%) VyOS
3 8 (13.56%) Windows
4 7 (11.86%) Windows Server
5 5 (8.47%) CatOS
5 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.39%) CentOS
8 1 (1.69%) AIX
8 1 (1.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.64%) High Availability
1 11 (18.64%) Network Management
2 5 (8.47%) ITIL
2 5 (8.47%) Time Management
3 4 (6.78%) Capacity Management
3 4 (6.78%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (6.78%) Load Balancing
3 4 (6.78%) Problem Management
4 3 (5.08%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (5.08%) DDoS Mitigation
4 3 (5.08%) Software Distribution
4 3 (5.08%) Supplier Management
5 2 (3.39%) Asset Management
5 2 (3.39%) Business Continuity
5 2 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.39%) Network Design
5 2 (3.39%) Presales
5 2 (3.39%) PRINCE2
5 2 (3.39%) Strategic Planning
6 1 (1.69%) Converged Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.08%) SQL
2 1 (1.69%) Java
2 1 (1.69%) Perl
2 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.69%) Python
2 1 (1.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (66.10%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (44.07%) CCNA
3 16 (27.12%) CCNP
4 13 (22.03%) CCSA
4 13 (22.03%) CCSE
5 6 (10.17%) PMI Certification
6 5 (8.47%) Degree
7 3 (5.08%) SC Cleared
7 3 (5.08%) Security Cleared
8 2 (3.39%) MCTS
8 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.69%) CCDP
9 1 (1.69%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) SLA
2 2 (3.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.69%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 17 (28.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (13.56%) Active Directory
3 3 (5.08%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.39%) iptables
4 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (3.39%) NFS
4 2 (3.39%) Squid
5 1 (1.69%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) WSUS
2 1 (1.69%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (1.69%) Nagios
2 1 (1.69%) OpenView
2 1 (1.69%) OPNET
2 1 (1.69%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 42 (71.19%) Cisco
2 27 (45.76%) Juniper
2 27 (45.76%) VMware
3 25 (42.37%) CheckPoint
4 21 (35.59%) Extreme Networks
4 21 (35.59%) SolarWinds
5 20 (33.90%) F5
6 15 (25.42%) Brocade
6 15 (25.42%) Vyatta
7 14 (23.73%) CA
8 5 (8.47%) Microsoft
9 4 (6.78%) Citrix
10 3 (5.08%) IBM
10 3 (5.08%) Oracle
10 3 (5.08%) Red Hat
11 2 (3.39%) Dell
11 2 (3.39%) EMC
11 2 (3.39%) HP
11 2 (3.39%) Riverbed
11 2 (3.39%) Sage
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Austin Fraser
Salary: NEG
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Newport, Gwent
Austin Fraser
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits package
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