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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 26 30 37
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +7
Permanent jobs citing WAN 13 15 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 6.67% 4.76% 1.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 38.24% 23.81% 20.00%
Number of salaries quoted 12 15 4
Average salary £25,000 £25,000 £19,625
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +27.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,050 £23,800 £18,375
10% offered a salary of more than £27,250 £29,000 £21,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +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
34 63 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 17.44% 20.00% 9.13%
Number of salaries quoted 33 63 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 £22,200 £23,000 £19,250
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 26 (92.86%) LAN
2 20 (71.43%) Windows
3 15 (53.57%) Cisco
4 14 (50.00%) TCP/IP
5 13 (46.43%) Active Directory
6 12 (42.86%) Citrix
7 10 (35.71%) Avaya
7 10 (35.71%) Apple
7 10 (35.71%) Blackberry
7 10 (35.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 10 (35.71%) Windows XP
7 10 (35.71%) DNS
7 10 (35.71%) Apple iOS
7 10 (35.71%) Windows 8
8 9 (32.14%) Internet
9 8 (28.57%) E-Commerce
10 7 (25.00%) Firewall
11 6 (21.43%) Data Centre
12 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
13 4 (14.29%) VPN
13 4 (14.29%) Games
13 4 (14.29%) VMware
13 4 (14.29%) Finance
13 4 (14.29%) Network Architecture
14 3 (10.71%) Wi-Fi
14 3 (10.71%) HP
14 3 (10.71%) Juniper
14 3 (10.71%) SAN
15 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
15 2 (7.14%) CheckPoint

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 10 (35.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Office
2 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 26 (92.86%) LAN
2 14 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 10 (35.71%) DNS
4 9 (32.14%) Internet
5 7 (25.00%) Firewall
6 4 (14.29%) VPN
7 3 (10.71%) SAN
7 3 (10.71%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (3.57%) SSH
8 1 (3.57%) VLAN
8 1 (3.57%) MPLS
8 1 (3.57%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
1 4 (14.29%) Games
2 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 7 (25.00%) Support Technician
2 5 (17.86%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (17.86%) Network Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Operations Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Technician
3 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Help Desk Technician
4 2 (7.14%) NOC Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Server Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Server Support
4 2 (7.14%) Network Support
4 2 (7.14%) Server Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) IT Support
5 1 (3.57%) Service Desk Technician
5 1 (3.57%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Manager
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) Blackberry
2 6 (21.43%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.57%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.57%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 20 (71.43%) Windows
2 10 (35.71%) Windows XP
2 10 (35.71%) Apple iOS
2 10 (35.71%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) E-Commerce
2 4 (14.29%) Network Architecture
3 2 (7.14%) ITIL
3 2 (7.14%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.57%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) CCNP
1 2 (7.14%) CCNA
1 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 13 (46.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.57%) XenApp
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) Cisco
2 12 (42.86%) Citrix
3 10 (35.71%) Avaya
3 10 (35.71%) Apple
4 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
5 4 (14.29%) VMware
6 3 (10.71%) HP
6 3 (10.71%) Juniper
7 2 (7.14%) CheckPoint