The first table below looks at the demand for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 87 92 101
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +9
Permanent jobs citing WAN 171 130 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.79% 2.50% 2.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.55% 15.35% 12.09%
Number of salaries quoted 143 110 112
Average salary £35,000 £36,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% +10.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £43,100
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Communications & Networking Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1033 847 1075
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 16.85% 16.28% 19.36%
Number of salaries quoted 866 704 912
Average salary £35,000 £38,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
WAN
England

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WAN across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

WAN
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WAN across the South West region.

WAN Salary Trend in the South West

WAN
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAN across the South West region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

WAN Salary Histogram in the South West

WAN
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the South West region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. 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
Wiltshire +1 37 £41,000 -8.88% 3
Gloucestershire +3 30 £35,000 - 5
Dorset +6 29 £30,000 -25.00% 5
Bristol -17 29 £41,500 +18.57% 4
Devon +4 20 £32,500 +2.36% 1
Somerset -8 19 £40,000 +39.13% 3
Cornwall - 3 £25,000 - 2
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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.

1 236 (81.66%) LAN
2 143 (49.48%) Windows
3 130 (44.98%) Cisco
4 109 (37.72%) Microsoft
5 95 (32.87%) VMware
6 92 (31.83%) Firewall
7 85 (29.41%) Active Directory
8 69 (23.88%) TCP/IP
9 68 (23.53%) ITIL
10 60 (20.76%) MS Exchange
11 59 (20.42%) Linux
12 57 (19.72%) VoIP
13 55 (19.03%) Cisco Certification
14 54 (18.69%) SQL Server
15 51 (17.65%) MS Excel
16 50 (17.30%) VMware Infrastructure
16 50 (17.30%) Windows Server 2008
17 45 (15.57%) SAN
18 44 (15.22%) DNS
19 43 (14.88%) Microsoft Certification
20 41 (14.19%) MS Office
21 39 (13.49%) Security Cleared
22 38 (13.15%) Degree
22 38 (13.15%) CCNP
23 36 (12.46%) Citrix
24 35 (12.11%) Internet
24 35 (12.11%) UNIX
25 34 (11.76%) DHCP
25 34 (11.76%) HP
26 33 (11.42%) MPLS

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 60 (20.76%) MS Exchange
2 30 (10.38%) IIS
3 24 (8.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (7.96%) SharePoint
5 18 (6.23%) Lync
6 16 (5.54%) Apache
7 9 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (2.77%) Tomcat
9 6 (2.08%) IBM Notes
9 6 (2.08%) Lotus Domino
10 4 (1.38%) Documentum
10 4 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (1.04%) CMS
12 1 (0.35%) nginx
12 1 (0.35%) MediaWiki
12 1 (0.35%) Confluence
12 1 (0.35%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 51 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 41 (14.19%) MS Office
3 5 (1.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.38%) AWD
2 3 (1.04%) Visualfiles
3 2 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.11%) Google Apps
2 8 (2.77%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.04%) Office 365
3 3 (1.04%) SaaS
4 2 (0.69%) PaaS
4 2 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 236 (81.66%) LAN
2 92 (31.83%) Firewall
3 69 (23.88%) TCP/IP
4 57 (19.72%) VoIP
5 45 (15.57%) SAN
6 44 (15.22%) DNS
7 35 (12.11%) Internet
8 34 (11.76%) DHCP
9 33 (11.42%) MPLS
10 31 (10.73%) VPN
11 30 (10.38%) VLAN
12 21 (7.27%) Wireless
13 20 (6.92%) WLAN
13 20 (6.92%) BGP
13 20 (6.92%) Network Security
14 16 (5.54%) EIGRP
14 16 (5.54%) Cisco ASA
15 15 (5.19%) IPv6
16 14 (4.84%) IPv4
17 11 (3.81%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (18.69%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.15%) MySQL
3 6 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.38%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.38%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (3.81%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.35%) JIRA
2 1 (0.35%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.35%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.35%) Hudson
2 1 (0.35%) Subversion
General
1 19 (6.57%) Finance
2 18 (6.23%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.08%) French Language
3 6 (2.08%) German Language
3 6 (2.08%) Italian Language
3 6 (2.08%) Spanish Language
4 3 (1.04%) Electronics
4 3 (1.04%) Games
5 2 (0.69%) Banking
5 2 (0.69%) Retail
5 2 (0.69%) Law
6 1 (0.35%) Marketing
6 1 (0.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 40 (13.84%) Network Engineer
2 37 (12.80%) Analyst
3 31 (10.73%) Support Engineer
3 31 (10.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 24 (8.30%) Consultant
5 18 (6.23%) Support Analyst
6 17 (5.88%) Administrator
7 15 (5.19%) 3rd Line Support
8 14 (4.84%) Systems Administrator
9 13 (4.50%) Network Specialist
9 13 (4.50%) IT Support
9 13 (4.50%) Technical Support
10 12 (4.15%) Service Analyst
11 11 (3.81%) Systems Engineer
12 10 (3.46%) Tester
12 10 (3.46%) Project Manager
13 9 (3.11%) 2nd Line Support
13 9 (3.11%) Project Engineer
14 8 (2.77%) Technical Engineer
14 8 (2.77%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.81%) HTML
2 9 (3.11%) Middleware
3 6 (2.08%) Web Services
3 6 (2.08%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.35%) Ajax
4 1 (0.35%) Silverlight
4 1 (0.35%) .NET
4 1 (0.35%) COM
4 1 (0.35%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (3.46%) Computer Science
1 10 (3.46%) Video Conferencing
2 9 (3.11%) Blackberry
2 9 (3.11%) Management Information System
2 9 (3.11%) Clustering
3 8 (2.77%) Open Source
4 7 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (2.42%) Xbox
5 6 (2.08%) Mathematics
5 6 (2.08%) PDA
6 5 (1.73%) Digital Media
7 4 (1.38%) Replication
8 3 (1.04%) EqualLogic
8 3 (1.04%) EPoS
9 2 (0.69%) NHS
9 2 (0.69%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.69%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.69%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.35%) Statistics
10 1 (0.35%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 143 (49.48%) Windows
2 59 (20.42%) Linux
3 50 (17.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 35 (12.11%) UNIX
5 33 (11.42%) Windows 7
6 25 (8.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (7.61%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (7.27%) Windows XP
9 12 (4.15%) Windows 8
10 5 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.38%) AIX
11 4 (1.38%) CentOS
12 3 (1.04%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.69%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.35%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (23.53%) ITIL
2 19 (6.57%) Network Management
2 19 (6.57%) Project Management
3 14 (4.84%) Service Management
3 14 (4.84%) Incident Management
3 14 (4.84%) Network Design
4 13 (4.50%) Network Monitoring
4 13 (4.50%) PRINCE2
4 13 (4.50%) Service Delivery
5 12 (4.15%) ITIL V3
6 11 (3.81%) Software Deployment
6 11 (3.81%) Time Management
6 11 (3.81%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (3.81%) Performance Testing
6 11 (3.81%) Penetration Testing
7 9 (3.11%) Capacity Planning
7 9 (3.11%) Contact Management
7 9 (3.11%) Migration
8 7 (2.42%) Problem Management
8 7 (2.42%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 30 (10.38%) SQL
2 14 (4.84%) Python
2 14 (4.84%) Java
3 12 (4.15%) Shell Script
4 9 (3.11%) Bash Shell
4 9 (3.11%) Perl
4 9 (3.11%) C
5 7 (2.42%) PowerShell
5 7 (2.42%) C#
5 7 (2.42%) C++
6 6 (2.08%) VB
7 3 (1.04%) Embedded C
7 3 (1.04%) PHP
8 1 (0.35%) Ruby
8 1 (0.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 55 (19.03%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (14.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 39 (13.49%) Security Cleared
4 38 (13.15%) Degree
4 38 (13.15%) CCNP
5 30 (10.38%) CCNA
6 20 (6.92%) MCITP
7 17 (5.88%) SC Cleared
7 17 (5.88%) MCP
8 13 (4.50%) DV Cleared
8 13 (4.50%) MCSA
9 12 (4.15%) MCSE
10 11 (3.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 11 (3.81%) ISEB
11 7 (2.42%) CCDP
12 6 (2.08%) HND
13 5 (1.73%) CCSP
14 4 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (1.04%) JNCIS
15 3 (1.04%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.61%) SLA
2 4 (1.38%) QA
3 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 85 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 50 (17.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (6.92%) VMware ESX
3 20 (6.92%) Hyper-V
4 18 (6.23%) Terminal Services
5 14 (4.84%) vSphere
6 7 (2.42%) XenServer
7 4 (1.38%) qmail
7 4 (1.38%) Squid
8 3 (1.04%) ProxySG
8 3 (1.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (1.04%) BlackBerry Internet Service
8 3 (1.04%) XenApp
9 2 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.35%) Xen
10 1 (0.35%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.35%) Postfix
10 1 (0.35%) Samba
Systems Management
1 14 (4.84%) Cisco CUCM
2 13 (4.50%) Backup Exec
3 8 (2.77%) Nagios
3 8 (2.77%) CiscoWorks
3 8 (2.77%) SCCM
4 7 (2.42%) Netcool
5 6 (2.08%) MAILsweeper
5 6 (2.08%) OPNET
5 6 (2.08%) OpenView
5 6 (2.08%) CA Spectrum
5 6 (2.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 6 (2.08%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (0.69%) Cacti
6 2 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.69%) WSUS
7 1 (0.35%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.35%) Puppet
7 1 (0.35%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.35%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 130 (44.98%) Cisco
2 109 (37.72%) Microsoft
3 95 (32.87%) VMware
4 36 (12.46%) Citrix
5 34 (11.76%) HP
6 25 (8.65%) Avaya
7 17 (5.88%) Juniper
8 14 (4.84%) NetApp
9 13 (4.50%) Dell
9 13 (4.50%) CheckPoint
10 10 (3.46%) Symantec
10 10 (3.46%) SolarWinds
11 9 (3.11%) Tandberg
11 9 (3.11%) Google
11 9 (3.11%) F5
11 9 (3.11%) Oracle
12 7 (2.42%) Riverbed
12 7 (2.42%) Facebook
12 7 (2.42%) Genesys
13 6 (2.08%) Clearswift
Devon
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 hours ago
Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Prolinx
Salary: Competitive, Depending on Experience
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £27000 per annum + training, holiday, pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 38k + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £23-25,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Cornwall
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Excellent training / benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Redruth, Cornwall
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Dorchester, Dorset
The People Network
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Pension, Gym
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + home working
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
TEKsystems
Salary: £240 - £270 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bath, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
BAE Systems
Posted: 7 days ago
Wimborne, Dorset
Teachers Building Society
Salary: From £19,000 to £23,000 per annum + excellent bens.
Posted: 17 days ago
Dorset
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Dorset
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago