The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 23 40 30
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -10
Permanent jobs citing WAN 14 11 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 7.82% 3.61% 2.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 40.00% 18.64% 20.00%
Number of salaries quoted 13 11 4
Average salary £25,000 £26,750 £20,875
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.54% +28.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,600 £25,000 £19,250
10% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £29,000 £22,850
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
WAN
Staffordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Stoke-on-Trent region.

Communications & Networking Category
Stoke-on-Trent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
35 59 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 19.55% 19.34% 13.25%
Number of salaries quoted 34 59 18
Average salary £25,000 £29,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.79% -35.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,600 £24,500 £22,175
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £56,850
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Salary Histogram in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAN across the Stoke-on-Trent region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Stoke-on-Trent

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 28 (87.50%) LAN
2 23 (71.88%) Windows
3 18 (56.25%) TCP/IP
4 17 (53.13%) Active Directory
5 15 (46.88%) Avaya
6 14 (43.75%) Citrix
7 13 (40.63%) Apple
7 13 (40.63%) DNS
7 13 (40.63%) Cisco
7 13 (40.63%) Windows XP
7 13 (40.63%) Blackberry
7 13 (40.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 13 (40.63%) Apple iOS
7 13 (40.63%) Windows 8
8 10 (31.25%) Firewall
9 8 (25.00%) E-Commerce
10 7 (21.88%) Internet
11 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
12 4 (12.50%) Project Management
12 4 (12.50%) Games
12 4 (12.50%) VMware
12 4 (12.50%) Network Architecture
13 3 (9.38%) Business Continuity
13 3 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
13 3 (9.38%) Finance
13 3 (9.38%) SAN
13 3 (9.38%) VPN
13 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
13 3 (9.38%) MS Office
13 3 (9.38%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 13 (40.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.13%) Joomla!
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS Office
2 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.13%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (87.50%) LAN
2 18 (56.25%) TCP/IP
3 13 (40.63%) DNS
4 10 (31.25%) Firewall
5 7 (21.88%) Internet
6 3 (9.38%) SAN
6 3 (9.38%) VPN
7 2 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (3.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (12.50%) Games
2 3 (9.38%) Finance
3 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Support Technician
2 6 (18.75%) Support Engineer
2 6 (18.75%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Technician
3 4 (12.50%) Operations Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Service Desk Technician
4 3 (9.38%) Network Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Server Support
5 2 (6.25%) Server Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Network Support
5 2 (6.25%) Server Support Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) 1st Line Support Technician
6 1 (3.13%) Network Security Manager
6 1 (3.13%) IT Support
6 1 (3.13%) Network Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) HTML
1 1 (3.13%) .NET
1 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.13%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (40.63%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 23 (71.88%) Windows
2 13 (40.63%) Windows XP
2 13 (40.63%) Apple iOS
2 13 (40.63%) Windows 8
3 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 4 (12.50%) Project Management
2 4 (12.50%) Network Architecture
3 3 (9.38%) Business Continuity
3 3 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.25%) ITIL
4 2 (6.25%) ERP
4 2 (6.25%) Change Management
4 2 (6.25%) People Management
4 2 (6.25%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (6.25%) CCNP
1 2 (6.25%) CCNA
System Software
1 17 (53.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Plesk
Vendors
1 15 (46.88%) Avaya
2 14 (43.75%) Citrix
3 13 (40.63%) Apple
3 13 (40.63%) Cisco
4 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
5 4 (12.50%) VMware
6 2 (6.25%) CheckPoint
6 2 (6.25%) Juniper
6 2 (6.25%) HP
6 2 (6.25%) Nortel