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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 43 52 53
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +1
Permanent jobs citing WAN 18 14 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 4.05% 2.76% 4.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.65% 14.74% 24.74%
Number of salaries quoted 17 10 23
Average salary £55,000 £27,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+103.70% -20.58%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%
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
102 95 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 22.97% 18.70% 16.47%
Number of salaries quoted 75 83 94
Average salary £44,500 £48,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.29% +60.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £40,000 £77,500
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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +17 16 £55,000 +89.65%
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 39 (72.22%) LAN
1 39 (72.22%) Firewall
2 36 (66.67%) Windows
3 25 (46.30%) VMware
4 24 (44.44%) Active Directory
4 24 (44.44%) Finance
5 23 (42.59%) VMware Infrastructure
6 22 (40.74%) Wireless
6 22 (40.74%) SAN
6 22 (40.74%) Microsoft
7 21 (38.89%) Cisco
7 21 (38.89%) SQL Server
8 20 (37.04%) Citrix
8 20 (37.04%) IPsec
8 20 (37.04%) IIS
9 19 (35.19%) VPN
9 19 (35.19%) NAS
10 18 (33.33%) Clustering
10 18 (33.33%) Middleware
10 18 (33.33%) Identity Management
10 18 (33.33%) Asset Management
10 18 (33.33%) Load Balancing
10 18 (33.33%) SIEM
11 17 (31.48%) Enterprise Architecture
11 17 (31.48%) Penetration Testing
11 17 (31.48%) Benchmarking
12 15 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
12 15 (27.78%) Network Security
13 13 (24.07%) Cisco IOS
13 13 (24.07%) TCP/IP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 20 (37.04%) IIS
2 3 (5.56%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.70%) Apache
3 2 (3.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (14.81%) MS Office
1 8 (14.81%) MS Visio
2 4 (7.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 39 (72.22%) LAN
1 39 (72.22%) Firewall
2 22 (40.74%) Wireless
2 22 (40.74%) SAN
3 20 (37.04%) IPsec
4 19 (35.19%) VPN
4 19 (35.19%) NAS
5 15 (27.78%) Network Security
6 13 (24.07%) Cisco IOS
6 13 (24.07%) TCP/IP
7 12 (22.22%) SSH
7 12 (22.22%) SSL
8 10 (18.52%) MPLS
8 10 (18.52%) VLAN
8 10 (18.52%) BGP
9 8 (14.81%) EIGRP
9 8 (14.81%) TACACS
9 8 (14.81%) Wireshark
9 8 (14.81%) DMVPN
9 8 (14.81%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (38.89%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.41%) MySQL
3 2 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.85%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Ant
1 2 (3.70%) JUnit
1 2 (3.70%) Subversion
1 2 (3.70%) Maven
General
1 24 (44.44%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Financial Institution
3 3 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (33.33%) Architect
2 17 (31.48%) Infrastructure Architect
3 16 (29.63%) Network Engineer
3 16 (29.63%) Security Architect
4 14 (25.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (20.37%) Network Security Engineer
5 11 (20.37%) Security Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (3.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Designer
6 2 (3.70%) Senior Designer
6 2 (3.70%) Technical Support
6 2 (3.70%) Support Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (3.70%) Administrator
6 2 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Technical Support Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Cisco Engineer
7 1 (1.85%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (33.33%) Middleware
2 5 (9.26%) WSH
3 2 (3.70%) HTML
3 2 (3.70%) CSS
3 2 (3.70%) JSP
3 2 (3.70%) XML
3 2 (3.70%) LAMP
3 2 (3.70%) JSON
3 2 (3.70%) jQuery
3 2 (3.70%) Google Maps API
3 2 (3.70%) HTML5
3 2 (3.70%) Backbone.js
3 2 (3.70%) Sass
3 2 (3.70%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.85%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 18 (33.33%) Clustering
2 10 (18.52%) PKI
3 2 (3.70%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.85%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 36 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (12.96%) Linux
3 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.70%) CentOS
4 2 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.85%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.85%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.85%) Debian
5 1 (1.85%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (33.33%) Identity Management
1 18 (33.33%) Asset Management
1 18 (33.33%) Load Balancing
1 18 (33.33%) SIEM
2 17 (31.48%) Enterprise Architecture
2 17 (31.48%) Penetration Testing
2 17 (31.48%) Benchmarking
3 8 (14.81%) WAN Optimisation
3 8 (14.81%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (9.26%) Risk Management
5 3 (5.56%) Validation
5 3 (5.56%) Change Control
6 2 (3.70%) DevOps
6 2 (3.70%) Analytics
6 2 (3.70%) Business Continuity
6 2 (3.70%) Information Security
6 2 (3.70%) MVC
6 2 (3.70%) Automated Testing
6 2 (3.70%) Supplier Management
6 2 (3.70%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.41%) Perl
1 4 (7.41%) SQL
1 4 (7.41%) Bash Shell
2 2 (3.70%) Ruby
2 2 (3.70%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.70%) PHP
2 2 (3.70%) Java
2 2 (3.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (22.22%) CCNA
3 10 (18.52%) CCSA
3 10 (18.52%) CCSE
4 7 (12.96%) CCNP
5 3 (5.56%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.56%) Security Cleared
6 2 (3.70%) CCIE
7 1 (1.85%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 23 (42.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.56%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (14.81%) Cacti
1 8 (14.81%) SolarWinds Orion
1 8 (14.81%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (3.70%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 25 (46.30%) VMware
2 22 (40.74%) Microsoft
3 21 (38.89%) Cisco
4 20 (37.04%) Citrix
5 12 (22.22%) Sourcefire
6 11 (20.37%) SolarWinds
7 10 (18.52%) CheckPoint
8 8 (14.81%) Riverbed
9 7 (12.96%) Juniper
10 3 (5.56%) Red Hat
11 2 (3.70%) McAfee
11 2 (3.70%) NetApp
11 2 (3.70%) Percona
11 2 (3.70%) New Relic
11 2 (3.70%) Google
12 1 (1.85%) WatchGuard
12 1 (1.85%) NETGEAR
12 1 (1.85%) F5
12 1 (1.85%) HP
12 1 (1.85%) Dell