The first table below looks at the demand for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Stoke-on-Trent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 30 July 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 Stoke-on-Trent region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 28 37 37
Rank change year-on-year
+9 0
Permanent jobs citing WAN 15 7 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 5.23% 2.87% 3.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.78% 26.92% 53.85%
Number of salaries quoted 15 7 3
Average salary £25,000 £20,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -43.66%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Communications & Networking Category
Stoke-on-Trent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
54 26 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 18.82% 10.66% 7.03%
Number of salaries quoted 54 24 9
Average salary £26,500 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.28% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
WAN
Staffordshire

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

WAN
Salary Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

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

WAN Salary Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent 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 22 (95.65%) LAN
2 20 (86.96%) TCP/IP
2 20 (86.96%) Cisco
3 19 (82.61%) Citrix
4 11 (47.83%) Windows
5 10 (43.48%) DNS
5 10 (43.48%) Windows XP
5 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
5 10 (43.48%) Internet
5 10 (43.48%) Blackberry
5 10 (43.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 10 (43.48%) Windows 8
6 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
6 9 (39.13%) MS Excel
7 8 (34.78%) Apple
8 5 (21.74%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (21.74%) ITIL
9 4 (17.39%) CCNA
9 4 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (13.04%) XenApp
10 3 (13.04%) XenDesktop
10 3 (13.04%) Apple iOS
10 3 (13.04%) Lync
10 3 (13.04%) CCNP
11 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
11 2 (8.70%) Juniper
11 2 (8.70%) Load Balancing
11 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
12 1 (4.35%) IP Telephony
12 1 (4.35%) SSH

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent 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 10 (43.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (13.04%) Lync
Applications
1 9 (39.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 22 (95.65%) LAN
2 20 (86.96%) TCP/IP
3 10 (43.48%) DNS
3 10 (43.48%) Internet
4 5 (21.74%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (4.35%) IP Telephony
5 1 (4.35%) SSH
5 1 (4.35%) BIG-IP
5 1 (4.35%) NetScaler
5 1 (4.35%) Firewall
5 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (4.35%) Wireless
5 1 (4.35%) SAN
5 1 (4.35%) DWDM
5 1 (4.35%) VPN
General
1 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Support Engineer
2 8 (34.78%) Help Desk Support
3 7 (30.43%) Help Desk Engineer
3 7 (30.43%) Help Desk Support Engineer
4 5 (21.74%) Senior Support Engineer
5 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (13.04%) Network Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (8.70%) IT Support
7 2 (8.70%) IT Support Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Cisco Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Technical Support
8 1 (4.35%) Technical Support Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Operations Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Network Operations Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Platform Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (43.48%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.35%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Windows
2 10 (43.48%) Windows XP
2 10 (43.48%) Windows 8
3 3 (13.04%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) ITIL
2 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
2 2 (8.70%) Load Balancing
3 1 (4.35%) Fault Management
3 1 (4.35%) Service Management
3 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.35%) Change Management
3 1 (4.35%) ITSM
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) CCNA
1 4 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (13.04%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.04%) XenApp
2 3 (13.04%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 20 (86.96%) Cisco
2 19 (82.61%) Citrix
3 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
4 8 (34.78%) Apple
5 2 (8.70%) Juniper
6 1 (4.35%) F5
6 1 (4.35%) Nortel