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

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 45 52 57
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +5
Permanent jobs citing WAN 15 6 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 3.16% 1.32% 2.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.63% 8.33% 16.30%
Number of salaries quoted 14 5 15
Average salary £40,000 £28,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.35% -24.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,550 £25,200 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £31,100 £61,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
96 72 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 20.21% 15.82% 17.49%
Number of salaries quoted 73 65 89
Average salary £38,500 £48,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.79% +60.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,300 £28,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £40,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 23 January 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 23 January 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Ipswich +11 12 £42,250 +46.95%
Newmarket - 2 £38,500 -
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 32 (76.19%) Firewall
2 31 (73.81%) LAN
3 28 (66.67%) Windows
4 24 (57.14%) VMware
5 22 (52.38%) VMware Infrastructure
6 21 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 21 (50.00%) Finance
7 20 (47.62%) Microsoft
8 19 (45.24%) SAN
9 18 (42.86%) Citrix
10 17 (40.48%) SQL Server
10 17 (40.48%) NAS
11 16 (38.10%) Load Balancing
11 16 (38.10%) Clustering
11 16 (38.10%) IIS
11 16 (38.10%) Middleware
11 16 (38.10%) Identity Management
11 16 (38.10%) SIEM
12 15 (35.71%) Benchmarking
12 15 (35.71%) Cisco
12 15 (35.71%) Asset Management
12 15 (35.71%) Penetration Testing
12 15 (35.71%) Enterprise Architecture
13 14 (33.33%) VPN
14 13 (30.95%) Wireless
15 11 (26.19%) IPsec
16 10 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
16 10 (23.81%) Network Security
17 9 (21.43%) Cisco IOS
18 8 (19.05%) CCNA

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 16 (38.10%) IIS
2 5 (11.90%) MS Exchange
3 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.76%) Lync
4 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (11.90%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.52%) MS Visio
2 4 (9.52%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Office 365
2 1 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 32 (76.19%) Firewall
2 31 (73.81%) LAN
3 19 (45.24%) SAN
4 17 (40.48%) NAS
5 14 (33.33%) VPN
6 13 (30.95%) Wireless
7 11 (26.19%) IPsec
8 10 (23.81%) Network Security
9 9 (21.43%) Cisco IOS
10 7 (16.67%) SSL
11 6 (14.29%) VLAN
11 6 (14.29%) MPLS
11 6 (14.29%) BGP
12 5 (11.90%) TCP/IP
12 5 (11.90%) SSH
13 4 (9.52%) Wireshark
13 4 (9.52%) EIGRP
13 4 (9.52%) TACACS
13 4 (9.52%) DNS
13 4 (9.52%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (40.48%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.52%) MySQL
3 1 (2.38%) MS Access
General
1 21 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (9.52%) Financial Institution
3 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (38.10%) Architect
2 15 (35.71%) Infrastructure Architect
2 15 (35.71%) Security Architect
3 10 (23.81%) Network Engineer
4 9 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (14.29%) Security Engineer
5 6 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Designer
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Designer
6 2 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Information Security Architect
7 1 (2.38%) Information Architect
7 1 (2.38%) Technical Support
7 1 (2.38%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (2.38%) Tester
7 1 (2.38%) Junior
7 1 (2.38%) Windows Server Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Exchange Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (38.10%) Middleware
2 3 (7.14%) WSH
3 2 (4.76%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (38.10%) Clustering
2 5 (11.90%) PKI
3 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 28 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (11.90%) Linux
3 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.38%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.38%) Debian
5 1 (2.38%) CentOS
5 1 (2.38%) Android
5 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) Load Balancing
1 16 (38.10%) Identity Management
1 16 (38.10%) SIEM
2 15 (35.71%) Benchmarking
2 15 (35.71%) Asset Management
2 15 (35.71%) Penetration Testing
2 15 (35.71%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (9.52%) WAN Optimisation
3 4 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (7.14%) Risk Management
5 2 (4.76%) Business Continuity
5 2 (4.76%) Configuration Management
5 2 (4.76%) Supplier Management
5 2 (4.76%) Validation
5 2 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.76%) Change Control
6 1 (2.38%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.38%) Software Deployment
6 1 (2.38%) Cyber Security
6 1 (2.38%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.29%) SQL
2 4 (9.52%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.76%) Bash Shell
3 2 (4.76%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (19.05%) CCNA
3 6 (14.29%) CCNP
4 5 (11.90%) CCSE
4 5 (11.90%) CCSA
5 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
5 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
6 2 (4.76%) CCIE
7 1 (2.38%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (52.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (9.52%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.76%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) SolarWinds Orion
1 4 (9.52%) Cacti
1 4 (9.52%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (4.76%) ZABBIX
2 2 (4.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (57.14%) VMware
2 20 (47.62%) Microsoft
3 18 (42.86%) Citrix
4 15 (35.71%) Cisco
5 7 (16.67%) Juniper
5 7 (16.67%) Sourcefire
5 7 (16.67%) SolarWinds
6 5 (11.90%) CheckPoint
7 4 (9.52%) Riverbed
7 4 (9.52%) NetApp
8 3 (7.14%) HP
8 3 (7.14%) Red Hat
9 2 (4.76%) McAfee
9 2 (4.76%) EMC
9 2 (4.76%) New Relic
9 2 (4.76%) Percona
10 1 (2.38%) Dell
10 1 (2.38%) NETGEAR
10 1 (2.38%) WatchGuard