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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 26 61 49
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -12
Permanent jobs citing WAN 33 3 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 7.91% 0.55% 3.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.84% 6.12% 18.70%
Number of salaries quoted 28 3 19
Average salary £45,000 £27,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+63.63% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £19,900 £27,100
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £35,900 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
107 49 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 25.66% 8.93% 18.50%
Number of salaries quoted 93 46 101
Average salary £42,500 £36,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.05% +10.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £21,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £42,500
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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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 - 27 £45,000 -
Bury St Edmunds +3 4 £37,000 +105.55%
Lowestoft +5 1 £32,500 +18.18%
Woodbridge - 1 £20,000 -
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 25 (71.43%) Windows
1 25 (71.43%) LAN
2 22 (62.86%) Firewall
3 18 (51.43%) Wireless
3 18 (51.43%) IPsec
4 13 (37.14%) Finance
4 13 (37.14%) Cisco
4 13 (37.14%) Active Directory
4 13 (37.14%) TCP/IP
5 12 (34.29%) Microsoft
5 12 (34.29%) VMware
5 12 (34.29%) SSH
5 12 (34.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (31.43%) Network Security
6 11 (31.43%) VPN
6 11 (31.43%) SQL Server
7 10 (28.57%) IIS
7 10 (28.57%) SSL
7 10 (28.57%) CheckPoint
7 10 (28.57%) CCSA
7 10 (28.57%) Sourcefire
7 10 (28.57%) CCSE
7 10 (28.57%) SolarWinds
7 10 (28.57%) PKI
7 10 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
8 9 (25.71%) Asset Management
8 9 (25.71%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (25.71%) SAN
8 9 (25.71%) Identity Management
8 9 (25.71%) MS Office

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 10 (28.57%) IIS
2 4 (11.43%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (5.71%) Apache
3 2 (5.71%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 9 (25.71%) MS Office
2 8 (22.86%) MS Visio
3 6 (17.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (71.43%) LAN
2 22 (62.86%) Firewall
3 18 (51.43%) Wireless
3 18 (51.43%) IPsec
4 13 (37.14%) TCP/IP
5 12 (34.29%) SSH
6 11 (31.43%) VPN
6 11 (31.43%) Network Security
7 10 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
7 10 (28.57%) SSL
8 9 (25.71%) SAN
9 8 (22.86%) MPLS
9 8 (22.86%) BGP
9 8 (22.86%) EIGRP
9 8 (22.86%) TACACS
9 8 (22.86%) VLAN
9 8 (22.86%) Wireshark
9 8 (22.86%) NAS
9 8 (22.86%) DMVPN
9 8 (22.86%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (31.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.57%) MySQL
3 2 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Ant
1 2 (5.71%) JUnit
1 2 (5.71%) Subversion
1 2 (5.71%) Maven
General
1 13 (37.14%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Network Engineer
2 11 (31.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (28.57%) Network Security Engineer
3 10 (28.57%) Security Engineer
4 9 (25.71%) Architect
5 8 (22.86%) Infrastructure Architect
6 7 (20.00%) Security Architect
7 3 (8.57%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (8.57%) Administrator
8 2 (5.71%) Systems Engineer
9 1 (2.86%) Junior
9 1 (2.86%) IT Manager
9 1 (2.86%) Technical Support
9 1 (2.86%) Support Engineer
9 1 (2.86%) 3rd Line Support
9 1 (2.86%) IT Administrator
9 1 (2.86%) Technical Manager
9 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Architect
9 1 (2.86%) Service Manager
9 1 (2.86%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.86%) Middleware
2 5 (14.29%) WSH
3 2 (5.71%) XML
3 2 (5.71%) HTML
3 2 (5.71%) CSS
3 2 (5.71%) JSP
3 2 (5.71%) LAMP
3 2 (5.71%) JSON
3 2 (5.71%) jQuery
3 2 (5.71%) Google Maps API
3 2 (5.71%) HTML5
3 2 (5.71%) Backbone.js
3 2 (5.71%) Sass
3 2 (5.71%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.86%) Web Services
4 1 (2.86%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (28.57%) PKI
2 8 (22.86%) Clustering
3 2 (5.71%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 25 (71.43%) Windows
2 6 (17.14%) Linux
3 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.71%) CentOS
4 2 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (2.86%) Debian
5 1 (2.86%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) Identity Management
1 9 (25.71%) Asset Management
1 9 (25.71%) SIEM
2 8 (22.86%) WAN Optimisation
2 8 (22.86%) Network Monitoring
2 8 (22.86%) Penetration Testing
2 8 (22.86%) Enterprise Architecture
2 8 (22.86%) Load Balancing
2 8 (22.86%) Benchmarking
3 5 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 2 (5.71%) Validation
4 2 (5.71%) Information Security
4 2 (5.71%) MVC
4 2 (5.71%) Data Protection
4 2 (5.71%) Web Development
4 2 (5.71%) Automated Testing
4 2 (5.71%) Content Management
4 2 (5.71%) DevOps
4 2 (5.71%) Analytics
5 1 (2.86%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.43%) Perl
1 4 (11.43%) Bash Shell
2 3 (8.57%) SQL
3 2 (5.71%) Ruby
3 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.71%) PHP
3 2 (5.71%) Java
3 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (28.57%) CCSA
1 10 (28.57%) CCSE
2 9 (25.71%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (22.86%) CCNA
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.86%) MCSE
4 1 (2.86%) CCNP
4 1 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) SLA
1 2 (5.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (37.14%) Active Directory
2 12 (34.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.71%) Xen
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (22.86%) Cacti
1 8 (22.86%) SolarWinds Orion
1 8 (22.86%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (5.71%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 13 (37.14%) Cisco
2 12 (34.29%) Microsoft
2 12 (34.29%) VMware
3 10 (28.57%) Sourcefire
3 10 (28.57%) CheckPoint
3 10 (28.57%) SolarWinds
4 8 (22.86%) Riverbed
4 8 (22.86%) Citrix
5 3 (8.57%) Red Hat
6 2 (5.71%) Google
6 2 (5.71%) Percona
6 2 (5.71%) New Relic
7 1 (2.86%) F5
7 1 (2.86%) Oracle