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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS)
Rank 887 878 818
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -60
Permanent jobs citing WAAS 12 32 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.027% 0.059%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.065% 0.15% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 3 20 43
Average salary £48,000 £67,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.88% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,800 £57,750 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,600 £75,000 £74,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,250 £67,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-37.40% +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
18473 21075 18878
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.65% 18.10% 17.74%
Number of salaries quoted 15349 16663 15236
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 September 2015 within the UK.

WAAS Salary Histogram in the UK

WAAS
Top 20 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 September 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 +2 12 £48,000 -28.88%
South East 0 6 - -
Berkshire +7 5 - -
Slough - 4 - -
Yorkshire -3 3 - -
West Yorkshire -4 3 - -
Leeds -4 3 - -
Wakefield - 3 - -
Bradford - 3 - -
Huddersfield - 3 - -
London -9 1 £70,000 -6.66%
Reading -16 1 - -
West Midlands -18 1 £36,500 -45.92%
East of England - 1 £48,000 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £36,500 -
Thurrock - 1 £48,000 -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 1 £36,500 -
Essex - 1 £48,000 -

WAAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 21 (100.00%) Cisco
2 20 (95.24%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (80.95%) WAN
4 16 (76.19%) LAN
4 16 (76.19%) Firewall
5 14 (66.67%) CCNP
5 14 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
6 12 (57.14%) VoIP
6 12 (57.14%) CheckPoint
6 12 (57.14%) OSPF
6 12 (57.14%) BGP
7 11 (52.38%) VMware
7 11 (52.38%) Network Security
7 11 (52.38%) CCSE
8 10 (47.62%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (47.62%) Cisco Nexus
8 10 (47.62%) Data Centre
9 9 (42.86%) Network Design
10 8 (38.10%) EIGRP
10 8 (38.10%) MPLS
10 8 (38.10%) VPN
11 7 (33.33%) CCNA
11 7 (33.33%) Juniper
11 7 (33.33%) TCP/IP
11 7 (33.33%) IPsec
12 6 (28.57%) CCSA
12 6 (28.57%) SSL
12 6 (28.57%) Ethernet
12 6 (28.57%) SNMP
12 6 (28.57%) Spanning Tree

WAAS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (4.76%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (80.95%) WAN
2 16 (76.19%) LAN
2 16 (76.19%) Firewall
3 14 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
4 12 (57.14%) OSPF
4 12 (57.14%) BGP
4 12 (57.14%) VoIP
5 11 (52.38%) Network Security
6 10 (47.62%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (38.10%) VPN
7 8 (38.10%) EIGRP
7 8 (38.10%) MPLS
8 7 (33.33%) TCP/IP
8 7 (33.33%) IPsec
9 6 (28.57%) Spanning Tree
9 6 (28.57%) SSL
9 6 (28.57%) Ethernet
9 6 (28.57%) SNMP
10 5 (23.81%) IPv6
10 5 (23.81%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Sybase ASA
General
1 5 (23.81%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (61.90%) Network Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Architect
4 4 (19.05%) Network Designer
4 4 (19.05%) Network Architect
4 4 (19.05%) Cisco Architect
4 4 (19.05%) Cisco Network Architect
4 4 (19.05%) Designer
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Design Authority
5 1 (4.76%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Pre Sales Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Sales Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Network Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (47.62%) Data Centre
2 5 (23.81%) PKI
2 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
1 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Network Design
2 5 (23.81%) Problem Management
2 5 (23.81%) Capacity Planning
2 5 (23.81%) Service Delivery
2 5 (23.81%) Risk Management
3 2 (9.52%) Network Management
3 2 (9.52%) WAN Optimisation
4 1 (4.76%) Change Management
4 1 (4.76%) ITIL
4 1 (4.76%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 20 (95.24%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (66.67%) CCNP
3 11 (52.38%) CCSE
4 7 (33.33%) CCNA
5 6 (28.57%) CCSA
6 5 (23.81%) CCIE
6 5 (23.81%) OSCP
6 5 (23.81%) Check Point Certification
7 4 (19.05%) Degree
7 4 (19.05%) CCDE
7 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (47.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (23.81%) VMware ESX
3 1 (4.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (4.76%) XenApp
3 1 (4.76%) vSphere
3 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) vMotion
2 1 (4.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (4.76%) HP SIM
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) Cisco
2 12 (57.14%) CheckPoint
3 11 (52.38%) VMware
4 7 (33.33%) Juniper
5 5 (23.81%) BT
5 5 (23.81%) F5
6 2 (9.52%) Riverbed
7 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds
7 1 (4.76%) Ipanema Technologies
7 1 (4.76%) Sybase
7 1 (4.76%) Blue Coat
7 1 (4.76%) Brocade
7 1 (4.76%) NetApp
7 1 (4.76%) McAfee
7 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
7 1 (4.76%) HP
7 1 (4.76%) Citrix