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

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 74 47 58
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +11
Permanent jobs citing WAN 22 30 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.88% 3.59% 3.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.89% 15.38% 14.35%
Number of salaries quoted 22 28 27
Average salary £40,000 £38,750 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.22% +38.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,350 £31,600 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,900 £54,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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
279 195 216
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 23.79% 23.35% 22.91%
Number of salaries quoted 219 166 204
Average salary £38,500 £41,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.22% +38.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £29,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,000 £55,000
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 5 March 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 5 March 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
Newport - 9 £40,000 - 1
Bridgend +7 6 £42,500 -26.08%
Cardiff -32 5 £29,000 -22.66% 1
Torfaen - 1 £35,000 -
WAN
Wales

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 66 (90.41%) LAN
2 65 (89.04%) Cisco
3 56 (76.71%) Firewall
4 46 (63.01%) Cisco Certification
5 37 (50.68%) CCNP
6 36 (49.32%) CheckPoint
7 30 (41.10%) CCNA
8 27 (36.99%) VPN
9 26 (35.62%) Juniper
10 25 (34.25%) Windows
11 22 (30.14%) Wireless
11 22 (30.14%) Cisco ASA
12 20 (27.40%) VMware
13 19 (26.03%) Service Delivery
13 19 (26.03%) ITIL
13 19 (26.03%) Cisco Nexus
14 18 (24.66%) Network Management
14 18 (24.66%) Microsoft
15 15 (20.55%) SLA
15 15 (20.55%) F5
15 15 (20.55%) Security Cleared
16 14 (19.18%) VMware Infrastructure
16 14 (19.18%) Network Design
17 13 (17.81%) Citrix
17 13 (17.81%) DNS
17 13 (17.81%) Linux
17 13 (17.81%) VoIP
18 12 (16.44%) Active Directory
19 11 (15.07%) MPLS
19 11 (15.07%) VMware ESX

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 7 (9.59%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.22%) IIS
2 6 (8.22%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (6.85%) Lync
4 4 (5.48%) Apache
4 4 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.74%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.74%) IBM Notes
5 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.37%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (13.70%) MS Excel
2 8 (10.96%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.48%) Office 365
3 3 (4.11%) SaaS
3 3 (4.11%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.37%) PaaS
4 1 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (90.41%) LAN
2 56 (76.71%) Firewall
3 27 (36.99%) VPN
4 22 (30.14%) Wireless
4 22 (30.14%) Cisco ASA
5 19 (26.03%) Cisco Nexus
6 13 (17.81%) DNS
6 13 (17.81%) VoIP
7 11 (15.07%) MPLS
8 10 (13.70%) OSPF
8 10 (13.70%) BGP
8 10 (13.70%) SAN
9 9 (12.33%) Internet
10 8 (10.96%) Network Security
11 7 (9.59%) Cisco PIX
11 7 (9.59%) DHCP
12 6 (8.22%) IPsec
12 6 (8.22%) FTP
12 6 (8.22%) TCP/IP
12 6 (8.22%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.74%) MySQL
3 1 (1.37%) Big Data
General
1 9 (12.33%) Finance
2 7 (9.59%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.48%) Welsh Language
4 3 (4.11%) Legal
5 2 (2.74%) Advertising
6 1 (1.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (56.16%) Network Engineer
2 21 (28.77%) Senior Network Engineer
3 7 (9.59%) Administrator
3 7 (9.59%) Analyst
4 6 (8.22%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (8.22%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (6.85%) Security Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) Architect
6 4 (5.48%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (5.48%) Network Architect
6 4 (5.48%) Network Administrator
7 3 (4.11%) Escalation Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Senior Architect
7 3 (4.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Firewall Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Senior Network Architect
7 3 (4.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.74%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.37%) EqualLogic
3 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (1.37%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 25 (34.25%) Windows
2 13 (17.81%) Linux
3 8 (10.96%) Windows XP
4 6 (8.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (8.22%) Windows 7
4 6 (8.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.74%) UNIX
5 2 (2.74%) Ubuntu
5 2 (2.74%) CentOS
5 2 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.74%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.03%) Service Delivery
1 19 (26.03%) ITIL
2 18 (24.66%) Network Management
3 14 (19.18%) Network Design
4 8 (10.96%) Change Control
5 7 (9.59%) Load Balancing
6 6 (8.22%) Time Management
6 6 (8.22%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (6.85%) Mentoring
7 5 (6.85%) Project Management
8 3 (4.11%) Software Deployment
8 3 (4.11%) Network Architecture
8 3 (4.11%) Line Management
8 3 (4.11%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (4.11%) Configuration Management
9 2 (2.74%) Network Load Balancing
9 2 (2.74%) Performance Testing
9 2 (2.74%) Cyber Security
10 1 (1.37%) Mobile Marketing
10 1 (1.37%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.59%) SQL
2 2 (2.74%) Perl
2 2 (2.74%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.37%) Ruby
3 1 (1.37%) Python
3 1 (1.37%) PHP
3 1 (1.37%) C#
Qualifications
1 46 (63.01%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (50.68%) CCNP
3 30 (41.10%) CCNA
4 15 (20.55%) Security Cleared
5 10 (13.70%) SC Cleared
6 8 (10.96%) Degree
7 5 (6.85%) CCIE
8 4 (5.48%) JNCIS
9 3 (4.11%) CCSE
10 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (2.74%) MCSE
10 2 (2.74%) MCSA
10 2 (2.74%) MCTS
10 2 (2.74%) MCITP
10 2 (2.74%) VCP4
10 2 (2.74%) DV Cleared
10 2 (2.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (1.37%) JNCIA
11 1 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (1.37%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (20.55%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (19.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (16.44%) Active Directory
3 11 (15.07%) VMware ESX
4 8 (10.96%) Hyper-V
5 3 (4.11%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (4.11%) vSphere
5 3 (4.11%) XenServer
5 3 (4.11%) ProxySG
6 2 (2.74%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (2.74%) Firmware
7 1 (1.37%) KVM
7 1 (1.37%) Xen
7 1 (1.37%) Squid
7 1 (1.37%) NFS
7 1 (1.37%) Samba
Systems Management
1 2 (2.74%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (2.74%) WSUS
1 2 (2.74%) SCCM
2 1 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.37%) Puppet
2 1 (1.37%) SCVMM
2 1 (1.37%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 65 (89.04%) Cisco
2 36 (49.32%) CheckPoint
3 26 (35.62%) Juniper
4 20 (27.40%) VMware
5 18 (24.66%) Microsoft
6 15 (20.55%) F5
7 13 (17.81%) Citrix
8 10 (13.70%) McAfee
8 10 (13.70%) Blue Coat
9 5 (6.85%) HP
10 4 (5.48%) Websense
10 4 (5.48%) Dell
10 4 (5.48%) NetApp
10 4 (5.48%) LANDesk
10 4 (5.48%) SonicWALL
11 3 (4.11%) Lumension
11 3 (4.11%) Aruba
11 3 (4.11%) SolarWinds
11 3 (4.11%) Google
11 3 (4.11%) EMC
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