The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 86 111 84
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -27
Permanent jobs citing WAN 178 126 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.98% 2.36% 2.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.22% 13.89% 13.71%
Number of salaries quoted 157 102 128
Average salary £35,000 £33,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £18,500 £25,200
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £45,000 £61,450
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
WAN
England

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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
977 907 1145
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 16.36% 16.96% 21.13%
Number of salaries quoted 838 696 948
Average salary £37,500 £39,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% +1.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £51,400 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 2 March 2015.

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 2 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
Wiltshire +38 50 £35,000 -9.67% 4
Devon +26 40 £35,000 +89.18% 7
Bristol -27 36 £50,000 +53.84% 6
Gloucestershire -4 18 £35,500 -5.96% 9
Cornwall - 14 £35,000 - 2
Somerset +10 10 £50,000 +52.19% 4
Dorset -24 10 £33,000 -22.35% 3
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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.

1 292 (83.91%) LAN
2 205 (58.91%) Windows
3 152 (43.68%) Cisco
4 148 (42.53%) Microsoft
5 143 (41.09%) Firewall
6 120 (34.48%) Cisco Certification
7 116 (33.33%) Active Directory
8 102 (29.31%) VMware
9 96 (27.59%) MS Exchange
10 95 (27.30%) CCNA
11 92 (26.44%) Microsoft Certification
12 90 (25.86%) Windows Server 2008
13 74 (21.26%) VPN
14 70 (20.11%) TCP/IP
15 66 (18.97%) ITIL
16 65 (18.68%) VMware Infrastructure
16 65 (18.68%) Lync
17 64 (18.39%) Security Cleared
18 63 (18.10%) Windows Server 2012
19 62 (17.82%) Juniper
20 57 (16.38%) Windows Server 2003
21 55 (15.80%) CheckPoint
22 54 (15.52%) Avaya
22 54 (15.52%) SQL
23 51 (14.66%) MS Office
23 51 (14.66%) MS Excel
24 49 (14.08%) Network Security
25 48 (13.79%) SC Cleared
25 48 (13.79%) MPLS
26 46 (13.22%) Citrix

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 96 (27.59%) MS Exchange
2 65 (18.68%) Lync
3 36 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (6.61%) Exchange Server 2007
5 21 (6.03%) IIS
6 16 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (4.31%) Apache
7 15 (4.31%) CMS
8 14 (4.02%) SharePoint
9 13 (3.74%) nginx
10 11 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (2.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 7 (2.01%) Confluence
12 7 (2.01%) MediaWiki
13 2 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.29%) WordPress
14 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 51 (14.66%) MS Office
1 51 (14.66%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.45%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.29%) Magento
1 1 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.02%) Office 365
2 2 (0.57%) SaaS
3 1 (0.29%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 292 (83.91%) LAN
2 143 (41.09%) Firewall
3 74 (21.26%) VPN
4 70 (20.11%) TCP/IP
5 49 (14.08%) Network Security
6 48 (13.79%) MPLS
7 45 (12.93%) SAN
8 41 (11.78%) VoIP
8 41 (11.78%) WLAN
9 32 (9.20%) DHCP
10 31 (8.91%) DNS
11 30 (8.62%) VLAN
12 22 (6.32%) Internet
12 22 (6.32%) BGP
13 21 (6.03%) Wireless
14 18 (5.17%) Cisco ASA
14 18 (5.17%) NetScaler
15 17 (4.89%) EIGRP
15 17 (4.89%) SSL
16 16 (4.60%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (12.07%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (3.74%) MySQL
4 9 (2.59%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (1.72%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 20 (5.75%) Jenkins
2 19 (5.46%) Hudson
3 10 (2.87%) Rational Performance Tester
4 7 (2.01%) Git (software)
4 7 (2.01%) Subversion
4 7 (2.01%) JIRA
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.29%) LoadRunner
General
1 42 (12.07%) Finance
2 33 (9.48%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.45%) Banking
4 7 (2.01%) Advertising
5 1 (0.29%) Games
5 1 (0.29%) Retail
5 1 (0.29%) Billing
5 1 (0.29%) Electronics
5 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 58 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 45 (12.93%) Support Engineer
3 31 (8.91%) Consultant
4 26 (7.47%) Project Engineer
5 25 (7.18%) Analyst
6 22 (6.32%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 21 (6.03%) IT Support
7 21 (6.03%) Administrator
8 20 (5.75%) 2nd Line Support
8 20 (5.75%) Technical Engineer
9 19 (5.46%) Designer
9 19 (5.46%) DevOps Engineer
10 18 (5.17%) Architect
11 15 (4.31%) Support Analyst
12 13 (3.74%) Technical Support
12 13 (3.74%) Field Engineer
12 13 (3.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 11 (3.16%) Network Specialist
14 11 (3.16%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.30%) .NET
2 6 (1.72%) LAMP
3 5 (1.44%) HTML
4 3 (0.86%) Middleware
5 2 (0.57%) CSS
5 2 (0.57%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.29%) COM
6 1 (0.29%) J2EE
6 1 (0.29%) Ajax
6 1 (0.29%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 11 (3.16%) Blackberry
1 11 (3.16%) Computer Science
2 10 (2.87%) Clustering
3 9 (2.59%) CCTV
3 9 (2.59%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (2.30%) Statistics
5 7 (2.01%) Wiki
6 6 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.44%) PDA
8 4 (1.15%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.15%) Replication
9 3 (0.86%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.57%) Open Source
11 1 (0.29%) EqualLogic
11 1 (0.29%) Mobile Computing
11 1 (0.29%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.29%) CMDB
11 1 (0.29%) CLARiiON
11 1 (0.29%) Cryptography
11 1 (0.29%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 205 (58.91%) Windows
2 90 (25.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 63 (18.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 57 (16.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 36 (10.34%) Linux
6 33 (9.48%) Windows 7
7 17 (4.89%) Windows Vista
8 14 (4.02%) CentOS
8 14 (4.02%) Debian
8 14 (4.02%) Ubuntu
9 13 (3.74%) Windows XP
10 12 (3.45%) UNIX
11 6 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (1.72%) Windows 8
12 5 (1.44%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.86%) Solaris
14 2 (0.57%) Android
14 2 (0.57%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (18.97%) ITIL
2 30 (8.62%) Project Management
3 26 (7.47%) Network Design
4 23 (6.61%) Configuration Management
4 23 (6.61%) Network Management
5 22 (6.32%) ITIL V3
6 21 (6.03%) DevOps
7 19 (5.46%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (5.17%) Load Balancing
8 18 (5.17%) Service Delivery
8 18 (5.17%) Migration
9 16 (4.60%) Service Management
10 15 (4.31%) Disaster Recovery
10 15 (4.31%) Capacity Planning
11 14 (4.02%) Time Management
11 14 (4.02%) Change Control
12 13 (3.74%) Network Monitoring
13 10 (2.87%) Change Management
14 8 (2.30%) Database Tuning
15 7 (2.01%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 54 (15.52%) SQL
2 22 (6.32%) Perl
3 21 (6.03%) PHP
4 20 (5.75%) Bash Shell
5 18 (5.17%) Ruby
6 17 (4.89%) Python
7 12 (3.45%) C
8 11 (3.16%) Java
9 5 (1.44%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.86%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.86%) VB
11 2 (0.57%) C#
11 2 (0.57%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.29%) AWK
12 1 (0.29%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.29%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.29%) C++
Qualifications
1 120 (34.48%) Cisco Certification
2 95 (27.30%) CCNA
3 92 (26.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 64 (18.39%) Security Cleared
5 48 (13.79%) SC Cleared
6 46 (13.22%) CCNP
6 46 (13.22%) MCITP
7 33 (9.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 31 (8.91%) MCP
9 30 (8.62%) Degree
10 26 (7.47%) MCSE
11 25 (7.18%) MCSA
12 19 (5.46%) VCP4
13 18 (5.17%) CCA
13 18 (5.17%) Citrix Certification
14 12 (3.45%) CCEA
14 12 (3.45%) Network+ Certification
14 12 (3.45%) A+ Certification
14 12 (3.45%) CCEE
14 12 (3.45%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (10.34%) SLA
2 4 (1.15%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.29%) QA
System Software
1 116 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 65 (18.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (9.20%) vSphere
4 22 (6.32%) Hyper-V
5 19 (5.46%) XenDesktop
6 18 (5.17%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (3.74%) Samba
8 12 (3.45%) XenApp
9 8 (2.30%) XenServer
9 8 (2.30%) VMware ESX
10 7 (2.01%) Postfix
10 7 (2.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 6 (1.72%) Firmware
12 4 (1.15%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.86%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.29%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 42 (12.07%) SCCM
2 23 (6.61%) SCOM
3 20 (5.75%) Puppet
4 18 (5.17%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (5.17%) Salt
5 17 (4.89%) SCVMM
6 12 (3.45%) Ansible
7 9 (2.59%) Backup Exec
8 7 (2.01%) ZABBIX
9 6 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (1.15%) CiscoWorks
10 4 (1.15%) WSUS
10 4 (1.15%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (0.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (0.86%) Netcool
11 3 (0.86%) NetBackup
12 2 (0.57%) OpenView
12 2 (0.57%) OPNET
12 2 (0.57%) Nagios
12 2 (0.57%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 152 (43.68%) Cisco
2 148 (42.53%) Microsoft
3 102 (29.31%) VMware
4 62 (17.82%) Juniper
5 55 (15.80%) CheckPoint
6 54 (15.52%) Avaya
7 46 (13.22%) Citrix
8 29 (8.33%) HP
9 26 (7.47%) F5
10 21 (6.03%) Riverbed
11 19 (5.46%) Dell
12 16 (4.60%) McAfee
13 13 (3.74%) AppSense
13 13 (3.74%) EMC
13 13 (3.74%) IBM
14 11 (3.16%) Symantec
14 11 (3.16%) NetScout
15 9 (2.59%) SolarWinds
16 8 (2.30%) Sourcefire
16 8 (2.30%) CA
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