The table below looks at the statistics for WAAS skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAAS over the 3 months to 25 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS)
Rank 874 865 846
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -19
Permanent jobs citing WAAS 35 31 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.028% 0.053%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.17% 0.16% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 24 20 52
Average salary £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.00% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £55,000 £42,200
10% offered a salary of more than £68,100 £75,750 £63,250
UK excluding London average salary £67,500 £70,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +64.70%

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20180 19082 22818
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.74% 17.24% 19.79%
Number of salaries quoted 16162 15235 18809
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

WAAS
Jobs Demand Trend

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

WAAS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WAAS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WAAS within the UK.

WAAS Salary Trend in the UK

WAAS
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAAS over the 3 months to 25 November 2014 within the UK.

WAAS Salary Histogram in the UK

WAAS
Top 19 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAAS within the UK over the 3 months to 25 November 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
England +7 35 £67,500 +8.00%
Leeds -2 14 £67,500 -
West Yorkshire -17 14 £67,500 -
Yorkshire -24 14 £67,500 -
London +20 13 £62,500 -
South East +9 12 £67,500 -
Berkshire +13 11 £67,500 -
West Midlands +2 10 £67,500 -
Birmingham -1 10 £67,500 -
South Yorkshire - 10 £67,500 -
Reading - 10 £67,500 -
Sheffield - 10 £67,500 -
City of London +11 4 £75,000 +15.38%
North West -6 4 £60,000 -14.28%
Manchester - 4 £60,000 -
Bradford - 1 - -
Huddersfield - 1 - -
Wakefield - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -

WAAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing WAAS 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 WAAS.

1 47 (75.81%) Cisco
2 33 (53.23%) Microsoft
3 32 (51.61%) WAN
4 25 (40.32%) Cisco Nexus
5 23 (37.10%) BGP
5 23 (37.10%) Firewall
6 22 (35.48%) OSPF
6 22 (35.48%) NetApp
6 22 (35.48%) SQL Server
6 22 (35.48%) Active Directory
6 22 (35.48%) EMC
6 22 (35.48%) Citrix
6 22 (35.48%) CCA
6 22 (35.48%) Citrix Certification
6 22 (35.48%) VMware
6 22 (35.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 22 (35.48%) VMware Infrastructure
6 22 (35.48%) Hyper-V
6 22 (35.48%) XenDesktop
6 22 (35.48%) NCDA
6 22 (35.48%) NCIE
6 22 (35.48%) VTSP
6 22 (35.48%) vCloud
7 20 (32.26%) TCP/IP
8 19 (30.65%) VoIP
8 19 (30.65%) MPLS
9 18 (29.03%) CheckPoint
9 18 (29.03%) Multicast
10 17 (27.42%) LAN
11 16 (25.81%) Finance

WAAS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing WAAS 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 WAAS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (19.35%) MS Exchange
1 12 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2003
1 12 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2007
1 12 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (9.68%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 32 (51.61%) WAN
2 25 (40.32%) Cisco Nexus
3 23 (37.10%) BGP
3 23 (37.10%) Firewall
4 22 (35.48%) OSPF
5 20 (32.26%) TCP/IP
6 19 (30.65%) VoIP
6 19 (30.65%) MPLS
7 18 (29.03%) Multicast
8 17 (27.42%) LAN
9 15 (24.19%) IPv6
10 10 (16.13%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (11.29%) SNMP
12 6 (9.68%) VPN
13 5 (8.06%) Wireless
14 4 (6.45%) Internet
14 4 (6.45%) DWDM
14 4 (6.45%) SSL
14 4 (6.45%) RIP
14 4 (6.45%) IGMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (35.48%) SQL Server
2 12 (19.35%) SQL Server 2005
2 12 (19.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (14.52%) BusinessObjects
General
1 16 (25.81%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Banking
3 3 (4.84%) Marketing
3 3 (4.84%) Legal
3 3 (4.84%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (33.87%) Architect
2 19 (30.65%) Network Engineer
3 13 (20.97%) Consultant
4 12 (19.35%) Solutions Architect
4 12 (19.35%) Virtualisation Architect
4 12 (19.35%) Storage Architect
4 12 (19.35%) Storage Solutions Architect
5 10 (16.13%) FlexPod Consultant
5 10 (16.13%) Technology Consultant
5 10 (16.13%) Pre Sales Consultant
6 9 (14.52%) Network Architect
7 6 (9.68%) Senior Network Engineer
8 5 (8.06%) Network Manager
8 5 (8.06%) Operations Manager
8 5 (8.06%) Network Operations Manager
9 4 (6.45%) Senior Architect
9 4 (6.45%) Senior Network Architect
10 3 (4.84%) Senior Manager
10 3 (4.84%) Operations Engineer
11 2 (3.23%) Senior Data Architect
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.35%) CLARiiON
1 12 (19.35%) Celerra
2 10 (16.13%) FlexPod
3 9 (14.52%) FMCG
4 5 (8.06%) Derivative
5 4 (6.45%) Fixed Income
6 3 (4.84%) Computer Science
6 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (4.84%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 14 (22.58%) Linux
2 5 (8.06%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (24.19%) Project Management
2 11 (17.74%) Network Architecture
3 9 (14.52%) Load Balancing
3 9 (14.52%) ERP
4 8 (12.90%) Electronic Trading
5 4 (6.45%) Business Continuity
6 3 (4.84%) Use Case
6 3 (4.84%) Software Architecture
6 3 (4.84%) Configuration Management
6 3 (4.84%) Service Management
6 3 (4.84%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.23%) Migration
7 2 (3.23%) ITIL
7 2 (3.23%) PRINCE2
7 2 (3.23%) Low Latency
7 2 (3.23%) Information Security
8 1 (1.61%) Network Design
8 1 (1.61%) Line Management
8 1 (1.61%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 22 (35.48%) CCA
1 22 (35.48%) Citrix Certification
1 22 (35.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 22 (35.48%) NCDA
1 22 (35.48%) NCIE
1 22 (35.48%) VTSP
2 12 (19.35%) CCIA
2 12 (19.35%) VCAP
2 12 (19.35%) MCTS
2 12 (19.35%) MCITP
2 12 (19.35%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (19.35%) CCEA
2 12 (19.35%) MCSE
3 10 (16.13%) CCEE
4 8 (12.90%) CCNA
5 7 (11.29%) CCIE
5 7 (11.29%) CCNP
6 5 (8.06%) CCDP
7 4 (6.45%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) COBIT
System Software
1 22 (35.48%) Active Directory
1 22 (35.48%) VMware Infrastructure
1 22 (35.48%) Hyper-V
1 22 (35.48%) XenDesktop
1 22 (35.48%) vCloud
2 12 (19.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.23%) CA Spectrum
1 2 (3.23%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 47 (75.81%) Cisco
2 33 (53.23%) Microsoft
3 22 (35.48%) EMC
3 22 (35.48%) Citrix
3 22 (35.48%) NetApp
3 22 (35.48%) VMware
4 18 (29.03%) CheckPoint
5 12 (19.35%) 3PAR
5 12 (19.35%) Ipanema Technologies
6 10 (16.13%) F5
7 9 (14.52%) Business Objects
7 9 (14.52%) SAP
8 6 (9.68%) Juniper
8 6 (9.68%) Riverbed
9 5 (8.06%) CA
10 4 (6.45%) Nortel
11 3 (4.84%) NetScout
11 3 (4.84%) Fortinet
11 3 (4.84%) Nimsoft
12 2 (3.23%) Splunk