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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS)
Rank 859 857 859
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Permanent jobs citing WAAS 22 35 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.033% 0.013%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.11% 0.20% 0.065%
Number of salaries quoted 17 28 12
Average salary £67,500 £57,500 £61,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.39% -6.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £45,000 £55,250
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £45,000 -
% change year-on-year
+55.55% -

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
19260 17864 21476
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.99% 16.96% 20.04%
Number of salaries quoted 15487 13977 17553
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 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
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 27 February 2015 within the UK.

WAAS Salary Histogram in the UK

WAAS
Top 16 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 27 February 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
(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 -21 18 £67,500 +17.39%
London +11 14 £67,500 +17.39%
City of London +3 8 £67,500 +17.39%
Scotland +11 3 - -
Edinburgh - 3 - -
South East -19 2 £53,750 +19.44%
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
Huddersfield - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 - -
Bradford - 2 - -
Wakefield - 2 - -
Berkshire - 1 £70,000 -
East Sussex - 1 £37,500 -
Reading - 1 £70,000 -
Brighton - 1 £37,500 -

WAAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 49 (90.74%) Cisco
2 29 (53.70%) WAN
3 28 (51.85%) Firewall
4 23 (42.59%) BGP
5 22 (40.74%) MPLS
5 22 (40.74%) OSPF
5 22 (40.74%) LAN
6 21 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (38.89%) Wireless
7 20 (37.04%) Microsoft
8 19 (35.19%) Finance
8 19 (35.19%) Cisco Nexus
9 17 (31.48%) CCNP
9 17 (31.48%) CheckPoint
10 16 (29.63%) VMware
10 16 (29.63%) Ipanema Technologies
10 16 (29.63%) Riverbed
11 15 (27.78%) XMPP
12 14 (25.93%) EMC
12 14 (25.93%) Juniper
13 13 (24.07%) NetApp
14 12 (22.22%) Active Directory
14 12 (22.22%) VPN
14 12 (22.22%) VoIP
14 12 (22.22%) F5
15 11 (20.37%) Citrix
15 11 (20.37%) EIGRP
15 11 (20.37%) Telecoms
15 11 (20.37%) VLAN
16 10 (18.52%) Marketing

WAAS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 9 (16.67%) Lync
2 7 (12.96%) MS Exchange
3 5 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (9.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (12.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (53.70%) WAN
2 28 (51.85%) Firewall
3 23 (42.59%) BGP
4 22 (40.74%) MPLS
4 22 (40.74%) OSPF
4 22 (40.74%) LAN
5 21 (38.89%) Wireless
6 19 (35.19%) Cisco Nexus
7 12 (22.22%) VoIP
7 12 (22.22%) VPN
8 11 (20.37%) EIGRP
8 11 (20.37%) VLAN
9 10 (18.52%) IPsec
9 10 (18.52%) Unified Communications
9 10 (18.52%) SSL
9 10 (18.52%) SNMP
9 10 (18.52%) TCP/IP
10 9 (16.67%) Ethernet
10 9 (16.67%) xDSL
11 8 (14.81%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.26%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (9.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
General
1 19 (35.19%) Finance
2 11 (20.37%) Telecoms
3 10 (18.52%) Marketing
4 7 (12.96%) Manufacturing
4 7 (12.96%) Electronics
5 3 (5.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (31.48%) Consultant
1 17 (31.48%) Architect
2 16 (29.63%) Network Engineer
3 13 (24.07%) Pre Sales Consultant
4 11 (20.37%) Solutions Architect
5 8 (14.81%) Sales Consultant
5 8 (14.81%) Senior Consultant
6 7 (12.96%) Senior Sales Consultant
7 6 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
7 6 (11.11%) Cisco Specialist
7 6 (11.11%) Network Architect
8 5 (9.26%) Virtualisation Architect
8 5 (9.26%) Storage Architect
8 5 (9.26%) Technology Consultant
8 5 (9.26%) Storage Solutions Architect
8 5 (9.26%) FlexPod Consultant
9 3 (5.56%) Data Centre Specialist
9 3 (5.56%) Cisco Network Specialist
9 3 (5.56%) Enterprise Consultant
9 3 (5.56%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (27.78%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.96%) DTV
2 5 (9.26%) CLARiiON
2 5 (9.26%) Celerra
2 5 (9.26%) FlexPod
3 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.56%) FMCG
3 3 (5.56%) Client/Server
3 3 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.85%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.67%) Linux
2 5 (9.26%) UNIX
3 4 (7.41%) Windows
4 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.67%) Project Management
1 9 (16.67%) WAN Optimisation
2 7 (12.96%) Network Management
2 7 (12.96%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (12.96%) Programme Management
2 7 (12.96%) Digital Marketing
3 3 (5.56%) Electronic Trading
3 3 (5.56%) Network Architecture
3 3 (5.56%) Software Architecture
3 3 (5.56%) Load Balancing
3 3 (5.56%) Use Case
3 3 (5.56%) Configuration Management
3 3 (5.56%) Service Management
3 3 (5.56%) Service Delivery
3 3 (5.56%) Migration
3 3 (5.56%) ERP
4 2 (3.70%) Business Continuity
4 2 (3.70%) Information Security
4 2 (3.70%) ITIL
4 2 (3.70%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
1 1 (1.85%) Korn
1 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 21 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (31.48%) CCNP
3 10 (18.52%) CCA
3 10 (18.52%) Citrix Certification
3 10 (18.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 10 (18.52%) NCDA
3 10 (18.52%) NCIE
3 10 (18.52%) VTSP
4 9 (16.67%) CCNA
5 7 (12.96%) Degree
6 6 (11.11%) CCSA
6 6 (11.11%) CCSE
7 5 (9.26%) MCTS
7 5 (9.26%) MCITP
7 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (9.26%) MCSE
7 5 (9.26%) CCIE
7 5 (9.26%) CCEA
7 5 (9.26%) CCEE
7 5 (9.26%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) COBIT
System Software
1 12 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 10 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (18.52%) Hyper-V
2 10 (18.52%) XenDesktop
2 10 (18.52%) vCloud
3 8 (14.81%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.85%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 49 (90.74%) Cisco
2 20 (37.04%) Microsoft
3 17 (31.48%) CheckPoint
4 16 (29.63%) VMware
4 16 (29.63%) Riverbed
4 16 (29.63%) Ipanema Technologies
5 14 (25.93%) EMC
5 14 (25.93%) Juniper
6 13 (24.07%) NetApp
7 12 (22.22%) F5
8 11 (20.37%) Citrix
9 10 (18.52%) SAP
10 8 (14.81%) IronPort
11 7 (12.96%) Splunk
12 6 (11.11%) Meraki
12 6 (11.11%) ScanSafe
12 6 (11.11%) Sourcefire
13 5 (9.26%) 3PAR
14 4 (7.41%) CA
15 3 (5.56%) Business Objects