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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS)
Rank 876 893 879
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -14
Permanent jobs citing WAAS 7 14 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.012% 0.007%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.037% 0.070% 0.038%
Number of salaries quoted 4 13 4
Average salary £68,750 £62,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.88% +12.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £57,500 £38,100
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £79,000 £61,750
UK excluding London average salary £72,500 £57,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+26.08% +74.24%

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
18979 20034 21026
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.76% 17.06% 19.33%
Number of salaries quoted 15206 16046 16990
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
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
Top 8 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 22 May 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
England +26 5 £62,500 +0.80%
London +40 3 £62,500 -3.84%
Wakefield - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
Bradford - 2 - -
Huddersfield - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 - -

WAAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 27 (96.43%) Cisco
2 21 (75.00%) Firewall
3 20 (71.43%) WAN
4 19 (67.86%) Wireless
5 18 (64.29%) LAN
6 17 (60.71%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (57.14%) CCNP
7 16 (57.14%) XMPP
8 15 (53.57%) OSPF
8 15 (53.57%) BGP
9 14 (50.00%) MPLS
10 13 (46.43%) EIGRP
10 13 (46.43%) Finance
10 13 (46.43%) Riverbed
11 12 (42.86%) Juniper
11 12 (42.86%) Ipanema Technologies
11 12 (42.86%) Spanning Tree
12 11 (39.29%) Ethernet
12 11 (39.29%) IPsec
12 11 (39.29%) Unified Communications
12 11 (39.29%) WAN Optimisation
12 11 (39.29%) VLAN
13 10 (35.71%) IaaS
13 10 (35.71%) Lync
13 10 (35.71%) xDSL
14 9 (32.14%) Network Management
14 9 (32.14%) CheckPoint
14 9 (32.14%) VPN
15 8 (28.57%) SSL
15 8 (28.57%) Telecoms

WAAS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 10 (35.71%) Lync
2 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (35.71%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (75.00%) Firewall
2 20 (71.43%) WAN
3 19 (67.86%) Wireless
4 18 (64.29%) LAN
5 15 (53.57%) OSPF
5 15 (53.57%) BGP
6 14 (50.00%) MPLS
7 13 (46.43%) EIGRP
8 12 (42.86%) Spanning Tree
9 11 (39.29%) Ethernet
9 11 (39.29%) IPsec
9 11 (39.29%) Unified Communications
9 11 (39.29%) VLAN
10 10 (35.71%) xDSL
11 9 (32.14%) VPN
12 8 (28.57%) SSL
12 8 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (25.00%) SAN
13 7 (25.00%) VoIP
General
1 13 (46.43%) Finance
2 8 (28.57%) Telecoms
3 7 (25.00%) Marketing
3 7 (25.00%) Electronics
3 7 (25.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Consultant
2 9 (32.14%) Pre Sales Consultant
2 9 (32.14%) Sales Consultant
2 9 (32.14%) Senior Consultant
3 8 (28.57%) Senior Sales Consultant
4 7 (25.00%) Architect
5 6 (21.43%) Network Engineer
5 6 (21.43%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (21.43%) Cisco Specialist
6 5 (17.86%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (10.71%) Cisco Network Specialist
7 3 (10.71%) Data Centre Specialist
7 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Consultant
7 3 (10.71%) Network Specialist
8 2 (7.14%) Analyst
8 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 2 (7.14%) Solutions Consultant
8 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 1 (3.57%) Network Security Architect
9 1 (3.57%) Technical Design Authority
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (57.14%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) DTV
2 1 (3.57%) PKI
2 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Windows
2 3 (10.71%) Linux
2 3 (10.71%) UNIX
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) WAN Optimisation
2 9 (32.14%) Network Management
3 7 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
3 7 (25.00%) Programme Management
3 7 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (10.71%) Project Management
5 2 (7.14%) Network Design
6 1 (3.57%) Network Architecture
6 1 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (3.57%) Business Continuity
6 1 (3.57%) Information Security
6 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.57%) ITIL
6 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.57%) Service Management
6 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.57%) Migration
6 1 (3.57%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) Shell Script
1 2 (7.14%) Bash Shell
1 2 (7.14%) Korn
Qualifications
1 17 (60.71%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (57.14%) CCNP
3 7 (25.00%) Degree
4 5 (17.86%) CCSE
4 5 (17.86%) CCNA
5 4 (14.29%) CCSA
6 2 (7.14%) CCIE
7 1 (3.57%) PCI QSA
7 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
7 1 (3.57%) OSCP
7 1 (3.57%) CISSP
7 1 (3.57%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (3.57%) PhD
7 1 (3.57%) CISA
7 1 (3.57%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) COBIT
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) vSphere
2 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.57%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (3.57%) vMotion
Vendors
1 27 (96.43%) Cisco
2 13 (46.43%) Riverbed
3 12 (42.86%) Juniper
3 12 (42.86%) Ipanema Technologies
4 9 (32.14%) CheckPoint
5 7 (25.00%) VMware
5 7 (25.00%) SAP
6 6 (21.43%) Sourcefire
6 6 (21.43%) IronPort
6 6 (21.43%) Splunk
6 6 (21.43%) Lancope
6 6 (21.43%) Meraki
6 6 (21.43%) ScanSafe
7 5 (17.86%) F5
8 4 (14.29%) EMC
9 3 (10.71%) SolarWinds
9 3 (10.71%) NetApp
9 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
10 1 (3.57%) ProCurve
10 1 (3.57%) Blue Coat