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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 22 34 29
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -5
Permanent jobs citing WAN 15 5 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 7.81% 2.46% 2.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 39.47% 14.29% 14.29%
Number of salaries quoted 15 5 3
Average salary £22,500 £27,500 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.18% +22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £25,800 £19,900
10% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £50,000 £22,900
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
38 35 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 19.79% 17.24% 15.11%
Number of salaries quoted 36 35 19
Average salary £24,500 £35,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.00% +9.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £27,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 31 March 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Stoke-on-Trent

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 33 (89.19%) LAN
2 26 (70.27%) Windows
3 24 (64.86%) TCP/IP
4 21 (56.76%) Active Directory
5 20 (54.05%) Citrix
6 19 (51.35%) Avaya
7 18 (48.65%) Windows 8
8 17 (45.95%) Apple
8 17 (45.95%) DNS
8 17 (45.95%) Windows XP
8 17 (45.95%) Blackberry
8 17 (45.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 16 (43.24%) Apple iOS
10 15 (40.54%) Cisco
11 11 (29.73%) Firewall
12 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
13 6 (16.22%) Internet
13 6 (16.22%) VPN
13 6 (16.22%) E-Commerce
14 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
14 5 (13.51%) SAN
15 4 (10.81%) Juniper
15 4 (10.81%) Cisco Certification
15 4 (10.81%) CCNP
15 4 (10.81%) CCNA
15 4 (10.81%) MS Exchange
15 4 (10.81%) ITIL
15 4 (10.81%) Project Management
15 4 (10.81%) Wi-Fi
15 4 (10.81%) Telecoms

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 17 (45.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (10.81%) MS Exchange
3 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.70%) Joomla!
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.11%) MS Office
3 1 (2.70%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (89.19%) LAN
2 24 (64.86%) TCP/IP
3 17 (45.95%) DNS
4 11 (29.73%) Firewall
5 6 (16.22%) VPN
5 6 (16.22%) Internet
6 5 (13.51%) SAN
7 4 (10.81%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (2.70%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (2.70%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (10.81%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.41%) Games
3 1 (2.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (16.22%) Network Engineer
1 6 (16.22%) Support Technician
1 6 (16.22%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (10.81%) Service Desk Technician
3 3 (8.11%) Operations Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Network Manager
3 3 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support Technician
3 3 (8.11%) Support Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Network Support
4 2 (5.41%) Server Support Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Server Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Server Support
5 1 (2.70%) Network Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) IT Support Technician
5 1 (2.70%) Systems Manager
5 1 (2.70%) IT Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) HTML
1 1 (2.70%) .NET
1 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.70%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (45.95%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 26 (70.27%) Windows
2 18 (48.65%) Windows 8
3 17 (45.95%) Windows XP
4 16 (43.24%) Apple iOS
5 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.22%) E-Commerce
2 4 (10.81%) Project Management
2 4 (10.81%) Load Balancing
2 4 (10.81%) ITIL
3 3 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (8.11%) Business Continuity
4 2 (5.41%) Network Architecture
4 2 (5.41%) People Management
4 2 (5.41%) Change Management
4 2 (5.41%) ERP
5 1 (2.70%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.70%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) CCNP
1 4 (10.81%) CCNA
1 4 (10.81%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 21 (56.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Plesk
Vendors
1 20 (54.05%) Citrix
2 19 (51.35%) Avaya
3 17 (45.95%) Apple
4 15 (40.54%) Cisco
5 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
6 4 (10.81%) Juniper
6 4 (10.81%) VMware
7 2 (5.41%) CheckPoint
7 2 (5.41%) HP
7 2 (5.41%) Nortel