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

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 56 61 63
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +2
Permanent jobs citing WAN 39 36 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 3.44% 3.04% 2.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.05% 13.24% 11.86%
Number of salaries quoted 34 33 22
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +3.22%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+10.38% +1.31%
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
243 272 194
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 21.41% 22.93% 22.15%
Number of salaries quoted 216 219 169
Average salary £40,500 £38,400 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.46% -6.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,600 £29,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 5 February 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 5 February 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 +11 25 £50,000 +29.87% 4
Newport +2 8 £50,000 +25.00%
Torfaen +1 2 £41,500 +18.57%
Caerphilly - 2 £40,000 -
Bridgend -9 1 £50,000 +14.28%
WAN
Wales

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 73 (96.05%) LAN
2 50 (65.79%) Firewall
3 47 (61.84%) Cisco
4 36 (47.37%) Cisco Certification
5 31 (40.79%) Telecoms
6 30 (39.47%) VPN
7 28 (36.84%) Juniper
8 24 (31.58%) VMware
9 23 (30.26%) Finance
9 23 (30.26%) Wireless
9 23 (30.26%) CheckPoint
9 23 (30.26%) Data Centre
10 22 (28.95%) DNS
11 20 (26.32%) MPLS
11 20 (26.32%) Network Management
11 20 (26.32%) F5
12 19 (25.00%) CCNP
13 18 (23.68%) CCNA
13 18 (23.68%) SolarWinds
14 17 (22.37%) OSPF
15 16 (21.05%) BGP
15 16 (21.05%) Load Balancing
15 16 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
15 16 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
16 15 (19.74%) IPsec
17 13 (17.11%) TCP/IP
17 13 (17.11%) Windows
17 13 (17.11%) Linux
18 12 (15.79%) VoIP
18 12 (15.79%) Windows Server

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 10 (13.16%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.63%) Apache
4 2 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (6.58%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.95%) MS Office
3 2 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 73 (96.05%) LAN
2 50 (65.79%) Firewall
3 30 (39.47%) VPN
4 23 (30.26%) Wireless
5 22 (28.95%) DNS
6 20 (26.32%) MPLS
7 17 (22.37%) OSPF
8 16 (21.05%) BGP
8 16 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
9 15 (19.74%) IPsec
10 13 (17.11%) TCP/IP
11 12 (15.79%) VoIP
12 10 (13.16%) DHCP
12 10 (13.16%) EIGRP
12 10 (13.16%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 10 (13.16%) Spanning Tree
12 10 (13.16%) VPLS
13 8 (10.53%) Cisco IOS
13 8 (10.53%) FTP
13 8 (10.53%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.21%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.63%) MySQL
2 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 31 (40.79%) Telecoms
2 23 (30.26%) Finance
3 8 (10.53%) Banking
4 6 (7.89%) Advertising
5 2 (2.63%) Law
5 2 (2.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 56 (73.68%) Network Engineer
2 14 (18.42%) LAN Engineer
2 14 (18.42%) LAN/WAN Engineer
2 14 (18.42%) WAN Engineer
3 8 (10.53%) Senior Network Engineer
3 8 (10.53%) Support Engineer
4 6 (7.89%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 6 (7.89%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Network Support
5 5 (6.58%) Network Support Engineer
6 3 (3.95%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (3.95%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (3.95%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 3 (3.95%) Network Manager
6 3 (3.95%) Network Operations Engineer
7 2 (2.63%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (2.63%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (2.63%) Network Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.16%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.63%) WAP
3 1 (1.32%) HTML
3 1 (1.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (30.26%) Data Centre
2 10 (13.16%) Driving Licence
3 8 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (10.53%) Client/Server
4 7 (9.21%) Computer Science
5 6 (7.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (6.58%) PMI
7 3 (3.95%) Clustering
8 2 (2.63%) Blackberry
8 2 (2.63%) Replication
9 1 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (17.11%) Linux
1 13 (17.11%) Windows
2 12 (15.79%) Windows Server
3 10 (13.16%) VyOS
4 7 (9.21%) CatOS
5 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.63%) CentOS
8 1 (1.32%) AIX
8 1 (1.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (26.32%) Network Management
2 16 (21.05%) Load Balancing
3 12 (15.79%) Capacity Management
3 12 (15.79%) Change Control
3 12 (15.79%) Problem Management
4 9 (11.84%) Capacity Planning
4 9 (11.84%) High Availability
4 9 (11.84%) WAN Optimisation
5 7 (9.21%) Time Management
6 6 (7.89%) DDoS Mitigation
7 4 (5.26%) Business Continuity
8 3 (3.95%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (3.95%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (3.95%) ITIL
8 3 (3.95%) Presales
8 3 (3.95%) Software Distribution
8 3 (3.95%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (3.95%) Supplier Management
9 2 (2.63%) Business Continuity Planning
9 2 (2.63%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.58%) SQL
2 1 (1.32%) Java
2 1 (1.32%) Perl
2 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.32%) Python
2 1 (1.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 36 (47.37%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (25.00%) CCNP
3 18 (23.68%) CCNA
4 10 (13.16%) CCSA
4 10 (13.16%) CCSE
5 7 (9.21%) Degree
6 5 (6.58%) PMI Certification
7 4 (5.26%) Security Cleared
8 3 (3.95%) SC Cleared
9 2 (2.63%) MCTS
9 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.32%) CCDP
10 1 (1.32%) CCIP
10 1 (1.32%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.58%) SLA
2 2 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (13.16%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.95%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.63%) iptables
4 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (2.63%) NFS
4 2 (2.63%) Squid
4 2 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.63%) XenApp
5 1 (1.32%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.32%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (2.63%) WSUS
2 1 (1.32%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (1.32%) Nagios
2 1 (1.32%) OpenView
2 1 (1.32%) OPNET
2 1 (1.32%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 47 (61.84%) Cisco
2 28 (36.84%) Juniper
3 24 (31.58%) VMware
4 23 (30.26%) CheckPoint
5 20 (26.32%) F5
6 18 (23.68%) SolarWinds
7 11 (14.47%) Microsoft
8 10 (13.16%) Brocade
8 10 (13.16%) CA
8 10 (13.16%) Vyatta
9 6 (7.89%) Citrix
10 3 (3.95%) Apple
10 3 (3.95%) IBM
10 3 (3.95%) Oracle
10 3 (3.95%) Red Hat
11 2 (2.63%) Dell
11 2 (2.63%) EMC
11 2 (2.63%) HP
11 2 (2.63%) Sage
11 2 (2.63%) Sophos
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