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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS)
Rank 889 918 844
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -74
Permanent jobs citing WAAS 13 20 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.017% 0.037%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.069% 0.098% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1 17 26
Average salary £65,000 £67,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.50%
UK excluding London average salary - £67,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +68.75%

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
18879 20458 20390
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.06% 17.32% 18.78%
Number of salaries quoted 15383 16370 16541
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 14 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 3 July 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 +16 13 £65,000 -3.70%
South East +13 6 - -
Leeds +3 4 - -
West Yorkshire +2 4 - -
Yorkshire 0 4 - -
Wakefield - 4 - -
Bradford - 4 - -
Huddersfield - 4 - -
London +14 3 £65,000 -18.75%
Berkshire -8 3 - -
Hampshire - 3 - -
Slough - 3 - -
Basingstoke - 3 - -
Paddington - 1 - -

WAAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 30 (96.77%) Cisco
2 25 (80.65%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (80.65%) WAN
2 25 (80.65%) Firewall
3 23 (74.19%) LAN
4 21 (67.74%) OSPF
4 21 (67.74%) BGP
5 20 (64.52%) CCNP
6 16 (51.61%) Juniper
6 16 (51.61%) EIGRP
6 16 (51.61%) MPLS
7 15 (48.39%) IPsec
7 15 (48.39%) Ethernet
7 15 (48.39%) Spanning Tree
8 14 (45.16%) Wireless
9 13 (41.94%) VPN
9 13 (41.94%) CheckPoint
9 13 (41.94%) Riverbed
10 12 (38.71%) Ipanema Technologies
10 12 (38.71%) XMPP
10 12 (38.71%) SSL
10 12 (38.71%) VoIP
11 11 (35.48%) Finance
11 11 (35.48%) CCSE
11 11 (35.48%) WAN Optimisation
11 11 (35.48%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (35.48%) Unified Communications
12 10 (32.26%) xDSL
12 10 (32.26%) Lync
12 10 (32.26%) Cisco Nexus

WAAS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (32.26%) Lync
2 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (22.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (32.26%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (80.65%) WAN
1 25 (80.65%) Firewall
2 23 (74.19%) LAN
3 21 (67.74%) OSPF
3 21 (67.74%) BGP
4 16 (51.61%) EIGRP
4 16 (51.61%) MPLS
5 15 (48.39%) Spanning Tree
5 15 (48.39%) IPsec
5 15 (48.39%) Ethernet
6 14 (45.16%) Wireless
7 13 (41.94%) VPN
8 12 (38.71%) VoIP
8 12 (38.71%) SSL
9 11 (35.48%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (35.48%) Unified Communications
10 10 (32.26%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (32.26%) xDSL
10 10 (32.26%) VLAN
10 10 (32.26%) Network Security
General
1 11 (35.48%) Finance
2 8 (25.81%) Telecoms
3 7 (22.58%) Electronics
3 7 (22.58%) Manufacturing
3 7 (22.58%) Marketing
4 5 (16.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) Consultant
2 10 (32.26%) Network Engineer
3 9 (29.03%) Sales Consultant
3 9 (29.03%) Senior Consultant
3 9 (29.03%) Pre Sales Consultant
4 8 (25.81%) Senior Sales Consultant
5 6 (19.35%) Senior Network Engineer
5 6 (19.35%) Architect
6 4 (12.90%) Network Designer
6 4 (12.90%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (12.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (12.90%) Network Architect
6 4 (12.90%) Designer
7 3 (9.68%) Enterprise Consultant
7 3 (9.68%) Cisco Architect
7 3 (9.68%) Cisco Network Architect
8 2 (6.45%) Cisco Specialist
8 2 (6.45%) Solutions Consultant
8 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 2 (6.45%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (38.71%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (32.26%) Data Centre
2 7 (22.58%) DTV
3 5 (16.13%) PKI
4 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) UNIX
1 3 (9.68%) Windows
1 3 (9.68%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) WAN Optimisation
2 9 (29.03%) Network Management
2 9 (29.03%) Network Design
3 7 (22.58%) Digital Marketing
3 7 (22.58%) Programme Management
3 7 (22.58%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (16.13%) Service Delivery
4 5 (16.13%) Risk Management
4 5 (16.13%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (16.13%) Problem Management
5 3 (9.68%) Project Management
6 1 (3.23%) Service Management
6 1 (3.23%) ITIL
6 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.23%) Migration
6 1 (3.23%) Business Continuity
6 1 (3.23%) Information Security
6 1 (3.23%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) Shell Script
1 2 (6.45%) Korn
1 2 (6.45%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 25 (80.65%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (64.52%) CCNP
3 11 (35.48%) CCSE
4 10 (32.26%) Degree
5 6 (19.35%) CCSA
5 6 (19.35%) CCNA
6 5 (16.13%) CCIE
6 5 (16.13%) Check Point Certification
6 5 (16.13%) OSCP
7 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
7 4 (12.90%) CCDE
8 1 (3.23%) PCI QSA
8 1 (3.23%) CISA
8 1 (3.23%) CISM
8 1 (3.23%) PhD
8 1 (3.23%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) COBIT
System Software
1 8 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (16.13%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) vMotion
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 30 (96.77%) Cisco
2 16 (51.61%) Juniper
3 13 (41.94%) CheckPoint
3 13 (41.94%) Riverbed
4 12 (38.71%) Ipanema Technologies
5 10 (32.26%) VMware
6 7 (22.58%) F5
6 7 (22.58%) SAP
7 5 (16.13%) BT
8 2 (6.45%) Splunk
8 2 (6.45%) Meraki
8 2 (6.45%) ScanSafe
8 2 (6.45%) Sourcefire
8 2 (6.45%) IronPort
8 2 (6.45%) Lancope
9 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds
9 1 (3.23%) ProCurve
9 1 (3.23%) Blue Coat
9 1 (3.23%) NetApp
9 1 (3.23%) Microsoft