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

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 52 58 65
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +7
Permanent jobs citing WAN 10 6 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 1.85% 1.28% 1.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.80% 9.23% 12.35%
Number of salaries quoted 8 5 10
Average salary £40,500 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.57% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £30,200 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,600 £62,000 £43,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +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 65 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 18.89% 13.86% 14.46%
Number of salaries quoted 69 49 72
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,500 £31,700 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £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
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 3 March 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 - 5 £38,500 -
Ipswich -8 1 £42,500 -15.00%
WAN
East of England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 25 (80.65%) Firewall
2 24 (77.42%) LAN
3 23 (74.19%) VMware
4 20 (64.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 19 (61.29%) Windows
6 18 (58.06%) Microsoft
6 18 (58.06%) Active Directory
7 17 (54.84%) SAN
8 14 (45.16%) Citrix
9 12 (38.71%) SQL Server
9 12 (38.71%) NAS
9 12 (38.71%) SIEM
10 11 (35.48%) Cisco
10 11 (35.48%) Finance
11 10 (32.26%) Identity Management
11 10 (32.26%) Middleware
11 10 (32.26%) IIS
11 10 (32.26%) Clustering
11 10 (32.26%) Load Balancing
12 9 (29.03%) Enterprise Architecture
12 9 (29.03%) Penetration Testing
12 9 (29.03%) Asset Management
12 9 (29.03%) VPN
12 9 (29.03%) Benchmarking
13 8 (25.81%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (25.81%) CCNP
13 8 (25.81%) Hyper-V
14 7 (22.58%) Network Security
14 7 (22.58%) Juniper
15 6 (19.35%) NetApp

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 10 (32.26%) IIS
2 6 (19.35%) SharePoint
2 6 (19.35%) MS Exchange
2 6 (19.35%) Lync
3 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) Office 365
2 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (80.65%) Firewall
2 24 (77.42%) LAN
3 17 (54.84%) SAN
4 12 (38.71%) NAS
5 9 (29.03%) VPN
6 7 (22.58%) Network Security
7 4 (12.90%) BGP
7 4 (12.90%) MPLS
7 4 (12.90%) Wireless
8 3 (9.68%) VoIP
8 3 (9.68%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (9.68%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (6.45%) Unified Communications
9 2 (6.45%) DMVPN
9 2 (6.45%) EIGRP
9 2 (6.45%) WLAN
9 2 (6.45%) DHCP
9 2 (6.45%) HTTP
9 2 (6.45%) DNS
9 2 (6.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (38.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) MS Access
2 1 (3.23%) MySQL
General
1 11 (35.48%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.45%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Architect
1 10 (32.26%) Security Architect
2 9 (29.03%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (12.90%) Network Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Designer
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Designer
5 2 (6.45%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.23%) Tester
6 1 (3.23%) Information Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Technical Support
6 1 (3.23%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (32.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (32.26%) Clustering
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 19 (61.29%) Windows
2 3 (9.68%) Linux
3 1 (3.23%) Android
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) SIEM
2 10 (32.26%) Load Balancing
2 10 (32.26%) Identity Management
3 9 (29.03%) Benchmarking
3 9 (29.03%) Asset Management
3 9 (29.03%) Penetration Testing
3 9 (29.03%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (9.68%) Mentoring
4 3 (9.68%) Cyber Security
4 3 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.45%) ITIL
5 2 (6.45%) Configuration Management
5 2 (6.45%) Business Continuity
5 2 (6.45%) Security Architecture
5 2 (6.45%) Change Control
5 2 (6.45%) Supplier Management
6 1 (3.23%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (3.23%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.23%) Software Deployment
6 1 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (19.35%) SQL
2 3 (9.68%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (25.81%) CCNP
2 4 (12.90%) CCNA
3 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.45%) CISSP
4 2 (6.45%) MCITP
4 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (6.45%) MCP
4 2 (6.45%) MCSE
4 2 (6.45%) MCSA
4 2 (6.45%) CCIE
5 1 (3.23%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (3.23%) VCP5
System Software
1 20 (64.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (58.06%) Active Directory
3 8 (25.81%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) WSUS
2 2 (6.45%) SCCM
3 1 (3.23%) Zenoss
3 1 (3.23%) Nagios
Vendors
1 23 (74.19%) VMware
2 18 (58.06%) Microsoft
3 14 (45.16%) Citrix
4 11 (35.48%) Cisco
5 7 (22.58%) Juniper
6 6 (19.35%) NetApp
6 6 (19.35%) HP
7 4 (12.90%) EMC
8 2 (6.45%) Dell
8 2 (6.45%) McAfee
8 2 (6.45%) Sourcefire
8 2 (6.45%) Fortinet
9 1 (3.23%) WatchGuard
9 1 (3.23%) NETGEAR
9 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds