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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 63 65 74
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +9
Permanent jobs citing WAN 38 22 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 3.22% 2.47% 1.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.56% 11.40% 5.56%
Number of salaries quoted 35 21 6
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £27,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +44.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £57,500 £35,750
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.31% +1.33%
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
261 193 180
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 22.12% 21.66% 19.76%
Number of salaries quoted 218 171 166
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +19.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £26,298
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £42,500 £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 29 January 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 29 January 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
(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 -9 14 £36,750 +5.00% 1
Newport - 11 £40,000 - 1
Bridgend +7 5 £42,500 -26.08%
Torfaen - 3 £35,000 -
Neath Port Talbot - 1 £32,000 -
WAN
Wales

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 69 (89.61%) LAN
2 67 (87.01%) Cisco
3 60 (77.92%) Firewall
4 48 (62.34%) Cisco Certification
5 39 (50.65%) CCNP
6 36 (46.75%) CheckPoint
7 29 (37.66%) CCNA
8 28 (36.36%) Juniper
8 28 (36.36%) Windows
9 27 (35.06%) VPN
10 24 (31.17%) Wireless
11 23 (29.87%) VMware
11 23 (29.87%) Cisco ASA
12 19 (24.68%) Microsoft
13 18 (23.38%) ITIL
13 18 (23.38%) Network Management
13 18 (23.38%) Cisco Nexus
14 17 (22.08%) Service Delivery
15 16 (20.78%) DNS
15 16 (20.78%) F5
15 16 (20.78%) VMware Infrastructure
15 16 (20.78%) Network Design
16 14 (18.18%) SLA
16 14 (18.18%) Linux
17 13 (16.88%) Security Cleared
18 12 (15.58%) VoIP
18 12 (15.58%) Active Directory
18 12 (15.58%) MPLS
18 12 (15.58%) OSPF
18 12 (15.58%) BGP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 8 (10.39%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.79%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (7.79%) IIS
3 5 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (5.19%) Apache
5 3 (3.90%) Lync
5 3 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.60%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.30%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (12.99%) MS Excel
2 8 (10.39%) MS Office
3 1 (1.30%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.90%) SaaS
2 3 (3.90%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.60%) Office 365
4 1 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 69 (89.61%) LAN
2 60 (77.92%) Firewall
3 27 (35.06%) VPN
4 24 (31.17%) Wireless
5 23 (29.87%) Cisco ASA
6 18 (23.38%) Cisco Nexus
7 16 (20.78%) DNS
8 12 (15.58%) VoIP
8 12 (15.58%) MPLS
8 12 (15.58%) OSPF
8 12 (15.58%) BGP
9 11 (14.29%) SAN
10 10 (12.99%) Internet
10 10 (12.99%) DHCP
11 8 (10.39%) Cisco PIX
11 8 (10.39%) Network Security
11 8 (10.39%) TCP/IP
12 7 (9.09%) FTP
13 6 (7.79%) IPv4
13 6 (7.79%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.60%) MySQL
3 1 (1.30%) Big Data
General
1 9 (11.69%) Finance
2 7 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.19%) Welsh Language
3 4 (5.19%) Legal
4 3 (3.90%) Advertising
5 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 44 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 22 (28.57%) Senior Network Engineer
3 8 (10.39%) Analyst
4 7 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 7 (9.09%) Administrator
5 6 (7.79%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (6.49%) Architect
6 5 (6.49%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) Security Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Firewall Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Escalation Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Network Architect
7 4 (5.19%) Network Administrator
7 4 (5.19%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) Consultant
8 3 (3.90%) Senior Network Architect
8 3 (3.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) Senior Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.60%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.30%) EqualLogic
3 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 28 (36.36%) Windows
2 14 (18.18%) Linux
3 7 (9.09%) Windows XP
3 7 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 6 (7.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.60%) CentOS
6 2 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.60%) Android
6 2 (2.60%) Ubuntu
6 2 (2.60%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (23.38%) ITIL
1 18 (23.38%) Network Management
2 17 (22.08%) Service Delivery
3 16 (20.78%) Network Design
4 7 (9.09%) Load Balancing
5 6 (7.79%) Time Management
5 6 (7.79%) Change Control
5 6 (7.79%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (6.49%) Project Management
7 3 (3.90%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (3.90%) Configuration Management
7 3 (3.90%) Line Management
7 3 (3.90%) Mentoring
7 3 (3.90%) Software Deployment
7 3 (3.90%) Network Architecture
8 2 (2.60%) Performance Testing
8 2 (2.60%) Network Load Balancing
8 2 (2.60%) Cyber Security
8 2 (2.60%) Technical Analysis
9 1 (1.30%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.79%) SQL
2 2 (2.60%) Bash Shell
2 2 (2.60%) Perl
3 1 (1.30%) Python
3 1 (1.30%) PHP
3 1 (1.30%) C
3 1 (1.30%) C#
3 1 (1.30%) Ruby
3 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 48 (62.34%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (50.65%) CCNP
3 29 (37.66%) CCNA
4 13 (16.88%) Security Cleared
5 9 (11.69%) Degree
6 8 (10.39%) SC Cleared
7 7 (9.09%) CCIE
8 5 (6.49%) JNCIS
9 4 (5.19%) CCSE
10 2 (2.60%) DV Cleared
11 1 (1.30%) MCSE
11 1 (1.30%) CCDA
11 1 (1.30%) CCDP
11 1 (1.30%) CCIP
11 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (1.30%) JNCIA
11 1 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (1.30%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (20.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (15.58%) Active Directory
2 12 (15.58%) VMware ESX
3 8 (10.39%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.90%) ISA Server
4 3 (3.90%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (3.90%) ProxySG
4 3 (3.90%) vSphere
4 3 (3.90%) XenServer
5 2 (2.60%) Firmware
5 2 (2.60%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.30%) Samba
6 1 (1.30%) NFS
6 1 (1.30%) KVM
6 1 (1.30%) Squid
6 1 (1.30%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (1.30%) Puppet
1 1 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.30%) SCVMM
1 1 (1.30%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 67 (87.01%) Cisco
2 36 (46.75%) CheckPoint
3 28 (36.36%) Juniper
4 23 (29.87%) VMware
5 19 (24.68%) Microsoft
6 16 (20.78%) F5
7 11 (14.29%) Blue Coat
8 10 (12.99%) Citrix
9 9 (11.69%) McAfee
10 7 (9.09%) NetApp
11 5 (6.49%) Websense
11 5 (6.49%) HP
11 5 (6.49%) SonicWALL
12 4 (5.19%) LANDesk
12 4 (5.19%) Aruba
12 4 (5.19%) Lumension
13 3 (3.90%) Mitel
13 3 (3.90%) Dell
13 3 (3.90%) EMC
13 3 (3.90%) Google
Newport, Gwent
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Training & Generous Benefits Package
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