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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
England / South West
Rank 108 101 96
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -5
Permanent jobs citing WAN 149 183 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.95% 3.13% 3.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.08% 16.27% 18.29%
Number of salaries quoted 122 181 161
Median salary £30,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,700 £52,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

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
781 1125 995
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 15.49% 19.27% 16.71%
Number of salaries quoted 615 944 852
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,300 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 26 February 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the South West region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 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
Wiltshire +7 49 £30,000 -11.11% 3
Bristol +24 48 £36,000 -10.55% 3
Devon +20 20 £28,000 -30.00% 1
Gloucestershire -6 16 £32,500 -30.10% 1
Somerset -27 7 £35,500 +11.81% 1
Dorset -1 6 £28,500 -28.75% 1
Cornwall -11 5 £24,500 -38.75%
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 West region with a requirement for WAN.

1 288 (92.60%) LAN
2 184 (59.16%) Windows
3 128 (41.16%) Active Directory
4 116 (37.30%) Firewall
5 110 (35.37%) Microsoft
6 109 (35.05%) Cisco
7 105 (33.76%) VMware
8 97 (31.19%) Windows Server
9 94 (30.23%) MS Exchange
10 91 (29.26%) ITIL
11 68 (21.86%) TCP/IP
12 64 (20.58%) Cisco Certification
13 62 (19.94%) Network Security
14 61 (19.61%) VMware Infrastructure
15 59 (18.97%) MS Excel
15 59 (18.97%) MS Office
16 56 (18.01%) Linux
17 55 (17.68%) Wi-Fi
18 54 (17.36%) SQL Server
19 52 (16.72%) VPN
19 52 (16.72%) Windows Server 2012
20 51 (16.40%) CCNA
21 49 (15.76%) Windows Server 2008
22 48 (15.43%) Service Management
23 46 (14.79%) VLAN
24 43 (13.83%) Security Cleared
25 40 (12.86%) DHCP
26 38 (12.22%) DNS
26 38 (12.22%) Microsoft Certification
26 38 (12.22%) Finance

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 94 (30.23%) MS Exchange
2 29 (9.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (5.79%) SharePoint
4 16 (5.14%) Exchange Server 2013
5 15 (4.82%) IIS
6 14 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2007
7 13 (4.18%) Apache
7 13 (4.18%) Tomcat
8 9 (2.89%) Skype for Business
9 8 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.64%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.32%) CloudStack
12 1 (0.32%) CMS
12 1 (0.32%) Moodle
12 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 59 (18.97%) MS Excel
1 59 (18.97%) MS Office
2 8 (2.57%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.32%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.61%) OpenText MBPM
1 5 (1.61%) Visualfiles
2 3 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.32%) GoldMine
3 1 (0.32%) Infor CRM
3 1 (0.32%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.32%) Line 500
3 1 (0.32%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.22%) Office 365
2 9 (2.89%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.29%) IaaS
3 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.96%) PaaS
5 2 (0.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 288 (92.60%) LAN
2 116 (37.30%) Firewall
3 68 (21.86%) TCP/IP
4 62 (19.94%) Network Security
5 55 (17.68%) Wi-Fi
6 52 (16.72%) VPN
7 46 (14.79%) VLAN
8 40 (12.86%) DHCP
9 38 (12.22%) DNS
10 35 (11.25%) VoIP
10 35 (11.25%) WLAN
11 29 (9.32%) Internet
12 25 (8.04%) IP Telephony
12 25 (8.04%) MPLS
13 24 (7.72%) Intrusion Detection
14 23 (7.40%) SAN
14 23 (7.40%) Wireless
15 22 (7.07%) Ethernet
16 20 (6.43%) OSPF
17 19 (6.11%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (17.36%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.22%) MySQL
3 7 (2.25%) Big Data
4 6 (1.93%) Hadoop
4 6 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.96%) IDOL
5 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.64%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.32%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 1 (0.32%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 2 (0.64%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.32%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 38 (12.22%) Finance
2 13 (4.18%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.89%) Retail
4 6 (1.93%) Legal
5 4 (1.29%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.29%) Marketing
6 3 (0.96%) Advertising
6 3 (0.96%) Back Office
6 3 (0.96%) Electronics
7 2 (0.64%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.64%) Military
8 1 (0.32%) Automotive
8 1 (0.32%) Front Office
8 1 (0.32%) Law
Job Titles
1 52 (16.72%) IT Support
2 49 (15.76%) Network Engineer
2 49 (15.76%) Support Engineer
3 34 (10.93%) Analyst
3 34 (10.93%) IT Engineer
4 30 (9.65%) 2nd Line Support
4 30 (9.65%) IT Support Engineer
5 29 (9.32%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 22 (7.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 22 (7.07%) IT Technician
6 22 (7.07%) Support Analyst
7 21 (6.75%) Desktop Engineer
8 20 (6.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 19 (6.11%) Administrator
10 18 (5.79%) IT Support Technician
10 18 (5.79%) Support Technician
11 16 (5.14%) Service Analyst
11 16 (5.14%) Service Desk Analyst
12 15 (4.82%) Desktop Support
12 15 (4.82%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.82%) .NET
2 7 (2.25%) MAPI
3 4 (1.29%) XML
4 3 (0.96%) CAdES
4 3 (0.96%) CSS
4 3 (0.96%) PAdES
4 3 (0.96%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (0.96%) XAdES
5 2 (0.64%) Ajax
5 2 (0.64%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.64%) CGI
5 2 (0.64%) Doctrine
5 2 (0.64%) HTML
5 2 (0.64%) Symfony
6 1 (0.32%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.32%) jQuery
6 1 (0.32%) LAMP
6 1 (0.32%) Middleware
6 1 (0.32%) SAML
6 1 (0.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 33 (10.61%) Driving Licence
2 24 (7.72%) Data Centre
3 14 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.18%) EPoS
5 12 (3.86%) Cybercrime
5 12 (3.86%) NHS
6 11 (3.54%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (2.25%) iPad
7 7 (2.25%) Replication
8 5 (1.61%) Clustering
9 4 (1.29%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.29%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.96%) CCTV
10 3 (0.96%) CESG
10 3 (0.96%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (0.96%) IVR
10 3 (0.96%) SCADA
10 3 (0.96%) Security Operations Centre
10 3 (0.96%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.64%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 184 (59.16%) Windows
2 97 (31.19%) Windows Server
3 56 (18.01%) Linux
4 52 (16.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 49 (15.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 38 (12.22%) Windows 7
7 37 (11.90%) Windows 8
8 29 (9.32%) Windows 10
9 22 (7.07%) Unix
9 22 (7.07%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (4.50%) Windows Vista
10 14 (4.50%) Windows XP
11 5 (1.61%) CentOS
11 5 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.61%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.96%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.64%) SUSE
13 2 (0.64%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.32%) Debian
14 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (29.26%) ITIL
2 48 (15.43%) Service Management
3 22 (7.07%) Service Delivery
4 21 (6.75%) Problem Management
5 18 (5.79%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (5.47%) Coaching
6 17 (5.47%) DevOps
6 17 (5.47%) Kalman Filter
7 16 (5.14%) PRINCE2
8 14 (4.50%) Network Monitoring
8 14 (4.50%) Trend Analysis
9 13 (4.18%) Network Management
9 13 (4.18%) Project Management
10 12 (3.86%) Performance Monitoring
11 11 (3.54%) ITSM
11 11 (3.54%) Migration
11 11 (3.54%) Security Management
11 11 (3.54%) Time Management
12 9 (2.89%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (2.89%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (9.97%) SQL
2 18 (5.79%) Python
3 15 (4.82%) Java
4 14 (4.50%) Perl
5 8 (2.57%) PowerShell
6 6 (1.93%) C#
7 4 (1.29%) C
8 3 (0.96%) PHP
8 3 (0.96%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.64%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.64%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 64 (20.58%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (16.40%) CCNA
3 43 (13.83%) Security Cleared
4 38 (12.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 35 (11.25%) SC Cleared
6 30 (9.65%) CCNP
7 23 (7.40%) Degree
8 22 (7.07%) MCP
9 17 (5.47%) DV Cleared
10 16 (5.14%) MCSE
11 13 (4.18%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (3.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 11 (3.54%) MCSA
14 9 (2.89%) MCITP
15 4 (1.29%) A+ Certification
15 4 (1.29%) JNCIP
15 4 (1.29%) Network+ Certification
16 3 (0.96%) Security+ Certification
16 3 (0.96%) Server+ Certification
16 3 (0.96%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.89%) SLA
2 7 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.64%) ISO22301
4 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.32%) QA
System Software
1 128 (41.16%) Active Directory
2 61 (19.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (10.93%) Hyper-V
4 18 (5.79%) VMware ESX
5 6 (1.93%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (1.93%) XenApp
6 5 (1.61%) KVM
6 5 (1.61%) Snort
6 5 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.96%) Firmware
7 3 (0.96%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.96%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.64%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.64%) NFS
8 2 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.64%) vSphere
9 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.32%) Xen
9 1 (0.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (4.82%) FortiGate
2 10 (3.22%) Backup Exec
3 6 (1.93%) SCCM
4 5 (1.61%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 5 (1.61%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 4 (1.29%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (1.29%) WSUS
6 3 (0.96%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 3 (0.96%) Puppet
6 3 (0.96%) Rundeck
6 3 (0.96%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.32%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.32%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.32%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.32%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.32%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.32%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.32%) Iperf
8 1 (0.32%) OpenNebula
Vendors
1 110 (35.37%) Microsoft
2 109 (35.05%) Cisco
3 105 (33.76%) VMware
4 33 (10.61%) Citrix
5 27 (8.68%) Juniper
6 16 (5.14%) Brocade
7 14 (4.50%) Symantec
7 14 (4.50%) WatchGuard
8 12 (3.86%) HP
9 11 (3.54%) CheckPoint
10 10 (3.22%) Oracle
11 9 (2.89%) Avaya
12 8 (2.57%) Wyse
13 7 (2.25%) NetApp
14 6 (1.93%) Dell
15 5 (1.61%) iManage
15 5 (1.61%) Red Hat
15 5 (1.61%) Sophos
15 5 (1.61%) Veeam
16 4 (1.29%) F5
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