The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 62 71 56
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -15
Permanent jobs citing WAN 8 7 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 1.25% 1.19% 2.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.25% 7.87% 13.49%
Number of salaries quoted 7 6 17
Average salary £42,500 £40,250 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.59% +34.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £36,500 £29,400
10% offered a salary of more than £43,800 £75,000 £37,200
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -
WAN
East of England

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

Communications & Networking Category
Suffolk
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
128 89 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 20.03% 15.16% 19.47%
Number of salaries quoted 89 54 114
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,016 £31,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

WAN
Salary Trend in Suffolk

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

WAN Salary Trend in Suffolk

WAN
Salary Histogram in Suffolk

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAN across the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Suffolk

WAN
Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newmarket - 3 £38,500 -
Ipswich -4 2 £31,750 -57.66% 1
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the Suffolk 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 20 (86.96%) LAN
2 18 (78.26%) Firewall
2 18 (78.26%) VMware
3 15 (65.22%) Windows
3 15 (65.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (60.87%) Microsoft
4 14 (60.87%) Active Directory
5 10 (43.48%) SAN
6 9 (39.13%) Citrix
7 8 (34.78%) VPN
7 8 (34.78%) Hyper-V
8 7 (30.43%) NAS
8 7 (30.43%) SIEM
8 7 (30.43%) Cisco
8 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
9 6 (26.09%) SQL
9 6 (26.09%) SharePoint
9 6 (26.09%) MS Exchange
9 6 (26.09%) HP
9 6 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (26.09%) CCNP
9 6 (26.09%) NetApp
9 6 (26.09%) Lync
10 5 (21.74%) Network Security
10 5 (21.74%) Load Balancing
10 5 (21.74%) Enterprise Architecture
10 5 (21.74%) WSUS
10 5 (21.74%) Finance
10 5 (21.74%) Asset Management
10 5 (21.74%) Penetration Testing

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the Suffolk 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 6 (26.09%) SharePoint
1 6 (26.09%) MS Exchange
1 6 (26.09%) Lync
2 5 (21.74%) IIS
3 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Office 365
2 1 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (86.96%) LAN
2 18 (78.26%) Firewall
3 10 (43.48%) SAN
4 8 (34.78%) VPN
5 7 (30.43%) NAS
6 5 (21.74%) Network Security
7 4 (17.39%) BGP
7 4 (17.39%) MPLS
8 3 (13.04%) VoIP
8 3 (13.04%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (8.70%) EIGRP
9 2 (8.70%) Unified Communications
9 2 (8.70%) DMVPN
9 2 (8.70%) Spanning Tree
9 2 (8.70%) WLAN
9 2 (8.70%) DHCP
9 2 (8.70%) HTTP
9 2 (8.70%) DNS
9 2 (8.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) MS Access
2 1 (4.35%) MySQL
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Legal
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Architect
1 5 (21.74%) Security Architect
1 5 (21.74%) Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (17.39%) Network Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (13.04%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Support
5 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Network Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Clustering
2 4 (17.39%) BYOD
3 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (65.22%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Linux
3 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
3 2 (8.70%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.35%) Android
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) SIEM
2 5 (21.74%) Identity Management
2 5 (21.74%) Benchmarking
2 5 (21.74%) Asset Management
2 5 (21.74%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (21.74%) Enterprise Architecture
2 5 (21.74%) Load Balancing
3 3 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (13.04%) Cyber Security
3 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
4 2 (8.70%) Business Continuity
4 2 (8.70%) ITIL
4 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.70%) Security Architecture
5 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.35%) High Availability
5 1 (4.35%) Project Management
5 1 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) Software Deployment
5 1 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) CCNP
1 6 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (17.39%) CCNA
3 2 (8.70%) CISSP
3 2 (8.70%) MCP
3 2 (8.70%) MCSE
3 2 (8.70%) MCSA
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.70%) MCITP
4 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) VCP5
4 1 (4.35%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 15 (65.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (60.87%) Active Directory
3 8 (34.78%) Hyper-V
4 2 (8.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) WSUS
2 2 (8.70%) SCCM
3 1 (4.35%) Zenoss
3 1 (4.35%) Nagios
Vendors
1 18 (78.26%) VMware
2 14 (60.87%) Microsoft
3 9 (39.13%) Citrix
4 7 (30.43%) Cisco
5 6 (26.09%) HP
5 6 (26.09%) NetApp
6 5 (21.74%) Juniper
7 4 (17.39%) EMC
8 2 (8.70%) Dell
8 2 (8.70%) Fortinet
9 1 (4.35%) WatchGuard
9 1 (4.35%) NETGEAR
9 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds