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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS)
Rank 924 920 910
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -10
Permanent jobs citing WAAS 27 21 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.020% 0.038%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.16% 0.11% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 22 15 33
Average salary £65,000 £67,500 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.70% +17.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,650 £53,900 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £61,750
UK excluding London average salary £62,500 £42,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+48.80% -6.66%

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
17299 18947 17812
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.04% 18.12% 17.28%
Number of salaries quoted 14393 15358 13976
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 5 February 2016 within the UK.

WAAS Salary Histogram in the UK

WAAS
Top 13 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 5 February 2016. 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
England +13 23 £67,500 - 3
London +1 12 £70,000 +3.70% 2
City of London +56 6 £80,000 +18.51% 1
South East -3 6 £66,250 +76.66%
Berkshire - 6 £66,250 -
Scotland 0 4 £43,000 -
Glasgow - 4 £43,000 -
East Midlands - 4 £62,500 - 1
Nottingham - 4 £62,500 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 4 £62,500 - 1
Cambridge - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -

WAAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 33 (100.00%) Cisco
2 28 (84.85%) Firewall
3 27 (81.82%) WAN
4 26 (78.79%) LAN
5 25 (75.76%) VPN
5 25 (75.76%) Wireless
5 25 (75.76%) MPLS
6 23 (69.70%) OSPF
6 23 (69.70%) BGP
6 23 (69.70%) Finance
6 23 (69.70%) Riverbed
7 22 (66.67%) WAN Optimisation
7 22 (66.67%) CCNP
7 22 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
8 21 (63.64%) SSL
9 19 (57.58%) Juniper
10 18 (54.55%) IPsec
10 18 (54.55%) Lync
11 17 (51.52%) Unified Communications
11 17 (51.52%) xDSL
11 17 (51.52%) IaaS
11 17 (51.52%) Ipanema Technologies
11 17 (51.52%) Spanning Tree
11 17 (51.52%) XMPP
11 17 (51.52%) VLAN
11 17 (51.52%) EIGRP
11 17 (51.52%) Ethernet
11 17 (51.52%) Presales
12 11 (33.33%) HP
12 11 (33.33%) Cisco ASA

WAAS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 18 (54.55%) Lync
2 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 17 (51.52%) IaaS
2 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (84.85%) Firewall
2 27 (81.82%) WAN
3 26 (78.79%) LAN
4 25 (75.76%) MPLS
4 25 (75.76%) VPN
4 25 (75.76%) Wireless
5 23 (69.70%) BGP
5 23 (69.70%) OSPF
6 21 (63.64%) SSL
7 18 (54.55%) IPsec
8 17 (51.52%) EIGRP
8 17 (51.52%) Ethernet
8 17 (51.52%) Spanning Tree
8 17 (51.52%) Unified Communications
8 17 (51.52%) VLAN
8 17 (51.52%) xDSL
9 11 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (30.30%) Cisco IOS
11 9 (27.27%) Network Security
12 6 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) Sybase ASA
General
1 23 (69.70%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (51.52%) Consultant
2 14 (42.42%) Presales Consultant
3 12 (36.36%) Senior Consultant
4 9 (27.27%) Network Engineer
4 9 (27.27%) Senior Presales Consultant
4 9 (27.27%) WAN Consultant
5 8 (24.24%) Network Security Engineer
5 8 (24.24%) Security Consultant
5 8 (24.24%) Security Engineer
6 7 (21.21%) Senior Security Consultant
7 6 (18.18%) Security Presales Consultant
7 6 (18.18%) Solutions Consultant
8 5 (15.15%) Data Network Engineer
9 4 (12.12%) Windows Specialist
10 3 (9.09%) Support Specialist
11 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
11 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
11 2 (6.06%) Design Engineer
11 2 (6.06%) Network Design Engineer
12 1 (3.03%) Citrix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (51.52%) XMPP
2 1 (3.03%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Data Centre
2 5 (15.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (3.03%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.03%) PKI
3 1 (3.03%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.18%) Windows
1 6 (18.18%) Windows Server
2 5 (15.15%) Android
2 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.03%) Linux
4 1 (3.03%) Unix
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (66.67%) WAN Optimisation
2 17 (51.52%) Presales
3 6 (18.18%) Load Balancing
3 6 (18.18%) Network Design
3 6 (18.18%) Network Security Management
3 6 (18.18%) Security Management
4 5 (15.15%) Data Security
4 5 (15.15%) DDoS Mitigation
4 5 (15.15%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 5 (15.15%) SIEM
5 4 (12.12%) Network Management
6 3 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (9.09%) Release Management
7 2 (6.06%) ITIL
8 1 (3.03%) Business Continuity
8 1 (3.03%) Change Management
8 1 (3.03%) Data Migration
8 1 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (3.03%) High Availability
8 1 (3.03%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (66.67%) CCNP
1 22 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (12.12%) MCSA
2 4 (12.12%) MCSE
2 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.03%) CCIE
3 1 (3.03%) CCNA
3 1 (3.03%) Degree
3 1 (3.03%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) COBIT
1 1 (3.03%) HIPAA
1 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (18.18%) XenApp
2 5 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (15.15%) XenDesktop
3 4 (12.12%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.06%) vSphere
5 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
5 1 (3.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (3.03%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (3.03%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) McAfee ePO
1 4 (12.12%) SCOM
2 3 (9.09%) SCCM
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (3.03%) HP SIM
3 1 (3.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 33 (100.00%) Cisco
2 23 (69.70%) Riverbed
3 19 (57.58%) Juniper
4 17 (51.52%) Ipanema Technologies
5 11 (33.33%) HP
6 10 (30.30%) Citrix
7 8 (24.24%) F5
8 7 (21.21%) Brocade
8 7 (21.21%) CheckPoint
8 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
8 7 (21.21%) VMware
9 6 (18.18%) Websense
10 5 (15.15%) LogRhythm
10 5 (15.15%) McAfee
10 5 (15.15%) Sourcefire
10 5 (15.15%) TippingPoint
11 4 (12.12%) Compaq
12 2 (6.06%) NetApp
12 2 (6.06%) SolarWinds
13 1 (3.03%) Aruba
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