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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS)
Rank 936 975 978
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +3
Permanent jobs citing WAAS 12 10 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.009% 0.013%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.067% 0.049% 0.078%
Number of salaries quoted 6 7 11
Average salary £65,000 £70,000 £59,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +17.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £58,750 £63,000 £45,400
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £72,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £72,500 £53,250
% change year-on-year
-20.68% +36.15%

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
17871 20473 20505
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.31% 18.25% 17.14%
Number of salaries quoted 14818 16231 16240
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 1 May 2016 within the UK.

WAAS Salary Histogram 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 1 May 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 +39 12 £65,000 -7.14% 2
London +18 8 £67,500 - 1
City of London +64 3 £80,000 +14.28% 1
Manchester - 3 - -
North West - 3 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 £57,500 -
Nottingham - 1 £57,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £57,500 -

WAAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 40 (100.00%) Cisco
2 36 (90.00%) MPLS
2 36 (90.00%) Firewall
3 35 (87.50%) OSPF
3 35 (87.50%) Wireless
3 35 (87.50%) BGP
3 35 (87.50%) WAN
4 34 (85.00%) LAN
5 33 (82.50%) Riverbed
6 32 (80.00%) WAN Optimisation
6 32 (80.00%) VPN
7 31 (77.50%) SSL
7 31 (77.50%) Finance
8 26 (65.00%) CCNP
8 26 (65.00%) EIGRP
8 26 (65.00%) Cisco Certification
8 26 (65.00%) Spanning Tree
8 26 (65.00%) VLAN
9 25 (62.50%) Juniper
10 24 (60.00%) Ethernet
10 24 (60.00%) XMPP
10 24 (60.00%) IaaS
10 24 (60.00%) Ipanema Technologies
10 24 (60.00%) xDSL
10 24 (60.00%) Skype for Business
10 24 (60.00%) Unified Communications
11 23 (57.50%) IPsec
11 23 (57.50%) Presales
12 14 (35.00%) Citrix
13 13 (32.50%) HP

WAAS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 24 (60.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 24 (60.00%) IaaS
2 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (90.00%) Firewall
1 36 (90.00%) MPLS
2 35 (87.50%) BGP
2 35 (87.50%) OSPF
2 35 (87.50%) WAN
2 35 (87.50%) Wireless
3 34 (85.00%) LAN
4 32 (80.00%) VPN
5 31 (77.50%) SSL
6 26 (65.00%) EIGRP
6 26 (65.00%) Spanning Tree
6 26 (65.00%) VLAN
7 24 (60.00%) Ethernet
7 24 (60.00%) Unified Communications
7 24 (60.00%) xDSL
8 23 (57.50%) IPsec
9 12 (30.00%) Cisco IOS
9 12 (30.00%) Network Security
10 11 (27.50%) Internet
10 11 (27.50%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 31 (77.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (60.00%) Consultant
2 18 (45.00%) Senior Consultant
3 17 (42.50%) Presales Consultant
4 16 (40.00%) WAN Consultant
5 11 (27.50%) Senior Presales Consultant
5 11 (27.50%) Solutions Consultant
6 10 (25.00%) Security Consultant
7 9 (22.50%) Network Engineer
7 9 (22.50%) Network Security Engineer
7 9 (22.50%) Security Engineer
7 9 (22.50%) Senior Security Consultant
8 8 (20.00%) Data Engineer
8 8 (20.00%) Data Network Engineer
9 6 (15.00%) Security Presales Consultant
10 4 (10.00%) Windows Specialist
11 3 (7.50%) Support Specialist
12 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
12 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 2 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
12 2 (5.00%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (60.00%) XMPP
2 1 (2.50%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 11 (27.50%) Data Centre
2 8 (20.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (5.00%) EMC VNX
3 2 (5.00%) Replication
4 1 (2.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.00%) Android
2 6 (15.00%) Windows
2 6 (15.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.50%) Linux
5 1 (2.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (80.00%) WAN Optimisation
2 23 (57.50%) Presales
3 9 (22.50%) Load Balancing
3 9 (22.50%) Network Design
3 9 (22.50%) Network Security Management
3 9 (22.50%) Security Management
4 8 (20.00%) Data Security
4 8 (20.00%) DDoS Mitigation
4 8 (20.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 8 (20.00%) SIEM
5 4 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (10.00%) Release Management
6 3 (7.50%) High Availability
7 2 (5.00%) Capacity Management
7 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 2 (5.00%) Network Management
7 2 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (5.00%) Security Patching
8 1 (2.50%) Data Migration
8 1 (2.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (65.00%) CCNP
1 26 (65.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (10.00%) MCSA
2 4 (10.00%) MCSE
2 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.50%) CCIE
3 1 (2.50%) Degree
3 1 (2.50%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) COBIT
1 1 (2.50%) HIPAA
1 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (20.00%) XenApp
1 8 (20.00%) XenDesktop
2 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (7.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
1 4 (10.00%) SCOM
2 3 (7.50%) SCCM
3 2 (5.00%) HP SIM
3 2 (5.00%) vMotion
Vendors
1 40 (100.00%) Cisco
2 33 (82.50%) Riverbed
3 25 (62.50%) Juniper
4 24 (60.00%) Ipanema Technologies
5 14 (35.00%) Citrix
6 13 (32.50%) HP
7 12 (30.00%) CheckPoint
7 12 (30.00%) F5
8 9 (22.50%) Brocade
9 8 (20.00%) Forcepoint
9 8 (20.00%) LogRhythm
9 8 (20.00%) Sourcefire
9 8 (20.00%) TippingPoint
10 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
10 7 (17.50%) VMware
11 4 (10.00%) Compaq
11 4 (10.00%) Intel Security
12 2 (5.00%) EMC
12 2 (5.00%) SolarWinds
13 1 (2.50%) Aruba
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