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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 74 83 58
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -25
Permanent jobs citing WAN 19 13 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.67% 1.09% 3.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.00% 4.10% 20.51%
Number of salaries quoted 15 12 34
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,200 £40,000 £29,300
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,400 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,500 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.70% +13.33%
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
211 317 195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 18.57% 26.62% 17.73%
Number of salaries quoted 189 271 164
Median salary £36,428 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.86% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of job ads across the South Wales region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 31 May 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 31 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +10 9 £37,500 -3.22%
Newport -3 5 £38,750 -3.12%
Bridgend -6 3 £49,750 +11.79%
Torfaen - 2 - -
WAN
Wales

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for WAN.

1 55 (94.83%) LAN
2 48 (82.76%) Firewall
3 40 (68.97%) Cisco
4 39 (67.24%) Cisco Certification
5 29 (50.00%) CCNA
6 28 (48.28%) VMware
7 27 (46.55%) Juniper
8 26 (44.83%) CheckPoint
9 22 (37.93%) Extreme Networks
10 21 (36.21%) SolarWinds
11 20 (34.48%) F5
11 20 (34.48%) Linux
12 18 (31.03%) VMware Infrastructure
13 17 (29.31%) Finance
14 16 (27.59%) Brocade
14 16 (27.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 16 (27.59%) Vyatta
14 16 (27.59%) VyOS
15 15 (25.86%) CCNP
16 14 (24.14%) CA
16 14 (24.14%) CCSA
16 14 (24.14%) CCSE
16 14 (24.14%) Driving Licence
17 12 (20.69%) Cisco ASA
17 12 (20.69%) VPN
18 11 (18.97%) Active Directory
18 11 (18.97%) High Availability
19 9 (15.52%) NetScaler
19 9 (15.52%) DNS
19 9 (15.52%) TCP/IP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (12.07%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.17%) Apache
3 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.72%) IIS
4 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.72%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.72%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) IaaS
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.72%) Office 365
1 1 (1.72%) PaaS
1 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (94.83%) LAN
2 48 (82.76%) Firewall
3 16 (27.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 12 (20.69%) Cisco ASA
4 12 (20.69%) VPN
5 9 (15.52%) DNS
5 9 (15.52%) NetScaler
5 9 (15.52%) TCP/IP
5 9 (15.52%) WLAN
6 8 (13.79%) VoIP
7 5 (8.62%) BGP
7 5 (8.62%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (8.62%) Network Security
7 5 (8.62%) NX-OS
7 5 (8.62%) OSPF
7 5 (8.62%) SAN
8 4 (6.90%) FTP
8 4 (6.90%) Internet
8 4 (6.90%) VLAN
8 4 (6.90%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.45%) MySQL
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 17 (29.31%) Finance
2 8 (13.79%) Advertising
3 6 (10.34%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.45%) Law
4 2 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 38 (65.52%) Network Engineer
2 7 (12.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 7 (12.07%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (10.34%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
3 6 (10.34%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 6 (10.34%) Network Support
3 6 (10.34%) Network Support Engineer
3 6 (10.34%) Senior Network Engineer
3 6 (10.34%) Support Engineer
4 4 (6.90%) Administrator
4 4 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (5.17%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) Avaya Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (3.45%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (3.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (3.45%) Network Manager
6 2 (3.45%) NOC Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.45%) CGI
1 2 (3.45%) CSS
1 2 (3.45%) WAP
2 1 (1.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (24.14%) Driving Licence
2 7 (12.07%) Data Centre
3 6 (10.34%) PMI
4 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (8.62%) Client/Server
4 5 (8.62%) Computer Science
5 3 (5.17%) Clustering
5 3 (5.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (3.45%) Replication
7 1 (1.72%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.72%) BYOD
7 1 (1.72%) Informatics
7 1 (1.72%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 20 (34.48%) Linux
2 16 (27.59%) VyOS
3 8 (13.79%) Windows
4 6 (10.34%) Windows Server
5 5 (8.62%) CatOS
5 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.45%) CentOS
6 2 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.72%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.97%) High Availability
2 7 (12.07%) Network Management
3 5 (8.62%) Time Management
4 4 (6.90%) ITIL
4 4 (6.90%) Load Balancing
5 3 (5.17%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (5.17%) DDoS Mitigation
5 3 (5.17%) PRINCE2
5 3 (5.17%) Software Distribution
5 3 (5.17%) Supplier Management
6 2 (3.45%) Asset Management
6 2 (3.45%) Business Continuity
6 2 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.45%) Network Design
6 2 (3.45%) Strategic Planning
7 1 (1.72%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (1.72%) Line Management
7 1 (1.72%) Migration
7 1 (1.72%) Operations Management
7 1 (1.72%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (67.24%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (50.00%) CCNA
3 15 (25.86%) CCNP
4 14 (24.14%) CCSA
4 14 (24.14%) CCSE
5 6 (10.34%) PMI Certification
6 5 (8.62%) Degree
7 2 (3.45%) MCTS
7 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (3.45%) SC Cleared
7 2 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) SLA
2 2 (3.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.72%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 18 (31.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (18.97%) Active Directory
3 5 (8.62%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.45%) iptables
4 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (3.45%) NFS
4 2 (3.45%) Squid
4 2 (3.45%) XenApp
4 2 (3.45%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.72%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) WSUS
1 2 (3.45%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 40 (68.97%) Cisco
2 28 (48.28%) VMware
3 27 (46.55%) Juniper
4 26 (44.83%) CheckPoint
5 22 (37.93%) Extreme Networks
6 21 (36.21%) SolarWinds
7 20 (34.48%) F5
8 16 (27.59%) Brocade
8 16 (27.59%) Vyatta
9 14 (24.14%) CA
10 8 (13.79%) Microsoft
11 6 (10.34%) Dell
12 4 (6.90%) Avaya
12 4 (6.90%) Citrix
13 2 (3.45%) EMC
13 2 (3.45%) HP
13 2 (3.45%) IBM
13 2 (3.45%) Oracle
13 2 (3.45%) Red Hat
13 2 (3.45%) Sage