The table below looks at the statistics for WAN Optimisation skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN Optimisation over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WAN Optimization
Rank 837 805 821
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +16
Permanent jobs citing WAN Optimisation 43 74 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.069% 0.064%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.047% 0.084% 0.080%
Number of salaries quoted 19 56 63
Average salary £57,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.05% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £63,250 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+29.41% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
90932 88246 90704
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.30% 81.87% 79.61%
Number of salaries quoted 74972 70714 77273
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £74,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

WAN Optimisation
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WAN Optimisation within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

WAN Optimisation Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WAN Optimisation
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WAN Optimisation within the UK.

WAN Optimisation Salary Trend in the UK

WAN Optimisation
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAN Optimisation over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 within the UK.

WAN Optimisation Salary Histogram in the UK

WAN Optimisation
Top 19 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN Optimisation within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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 -31 43 £57,500 +21.05% 1
London -15 23 £60,000 +26.31% 1
South East -8 17 £55,000 +10.00%
East Sussex - 14 £47,500 -
Bexhill-On-Sea - 12 - -
City of London +10 5 £55,000 -12.00%
Buckinghamshire - 2 £56,250 -
East Midlands +19 1 - -
Reading +3 1 £57,500 +9.52%
Berkshire +2 1 £57,500 +9.52%
Telford -11 1 - -
Shropshire -12 1 - -
East of England -19 1 - -
West Midlands -26 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Hertford - 1 - -
High Wycombe - 1 £55,000 -
Nottingham - 1 - -

WAN Optimisation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing WAN Optimisation 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 WAN Optimisation.

1 85 (100.00%) WAN
2 61 (71.76%) Cisco
3 45 (52.94%) Cisco Certification
3 45 (52.94%) Firewall
4 43 (50.59%) MPLS
5 40 (47.06%) LAN
5 40 (47.06%) BGP
6 39 (45.88%) Wireless
7 37 (43.53%) TCP/IP
7 37 (43.53%) EIGRP
8 35 (41.18%) VPN
8 35 (41.18%) VLAN
8 35 (41.18%) Riverbed
9 34 (40.00%) CCNP
9 34 (40.00%) CheckPoint
10 30 (35.29%) Migration
10 30 (35.29%) IP Telephony
11 26 (30.59%) Juniper
11 26 (30.59%) IaaS
12 23 (27.06%) Cisco ASA
13 22 (25.88%) Law
13 22 (25.88%) Network Security
14 21 (24.71%) F5
15 19 (22.35%) HP
15 19 (22.35%) Telecoms
16 18 (21.18%) SSL
16 18 (21.18%) OSPF
16 18 (21.18%) Unified Communications
16 18 (21.18%) HSRP
17 17 (20.00%) Load Balancing

WAN Optimisation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing WAN Optimisation 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 WAN Optimisation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.35%) WorkSite
1 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.18%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (9.41%) MS Office
1 8 (9.41%) MS Visio
2 6 (7.06%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 26 (30.59%) IaaS
2 12 (14.12%) SaaS
2 12 (14.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 85 (100.00%) WAN
2 45 (52.94%) Firewall
3 43 (50.59%) MPLS
4 40 (47.06%) BGP
4 40 (47.06%) LAN
5 39 (45.88%) Wireless
6 37 (43.53%) EIGRP
6 37 (43.53%) TCP/IP
7 35 (41.18%) VPN
7 35 (41.18%) VLAN
8 30 (35.29%) IP Telephony
9 23 (27.06%) Cisco ASA
10 22 (25.88%) Network Security
11 18 (21.18%) Unified Communications
11 18 (21.18%) HSRP
11 18 (21.18%) OSPF
11 18 (21.18%) SSL
12 16 (18.82%) VPLS
13 15 (17.65%) IPsec
14 14 (16.47%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.12%) Hadoop
1 12 (14.12%) Big Data
2 2 (2.35%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.35%) Oracle Exadata
2 2 (2.35%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.35%) DB2
2 2 (2.35%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.35%) NonStop SQL
General
1 22 (25.88%) Law
2 19 (22.35%) Telecoms
3 10 (11.76%) Finance
4 7 (8.24%) Legal
5 2 (2.35%) Banking
6 1 (1.18%) Marketing
6 1 (1.18%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 29 (34.12%) Network Engineer
2 23 (27.06%) Senior Network Engineer
3 17 (20.00%) Analyst
4 12 (14.12%) Network Analyst
4 12 (14.12%) Chief Technology Officer
5 7 (8.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) Operations Analyst
7 4 (4.71%) Security Specialist
7 4 (4.71%) Network Specialist
7 4 (4.71%) Administrator
7 4 (4.71%) Network Security Specialist
7 4 (4.71%) Architect
8 3 (3.53%) Consultant
8 3 (3.53%) Network Security Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) Security Engineer
9 2 (2.35%) Network Support
9 2 (2.35%) Enterprise Architect
9 2 (2.35%) Cisco Architect
9 2 (2.35%) Voice Architect
9 2 (2.35%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (16.47%) .NET
2 2 (2.35%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.35%) Web Services
2 2 (2.35%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.59%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (7.06%) SecurID
3 4 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.35%) Cryptography
4 2 (2.35%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.18%) Clustering
5 1 (1.18%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.18%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.18%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.65%) Windows
2 9 (10.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (7.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.35%) UNIX
4 2 (2.35%) Linux
4 2 (2.35%) zOS
5 1 (1.18%) HPUX
5 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (35.29%) Migration
2 17 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 17 (20.00%) Network Architecture
3 16 (18.82%) Security Management
4 14 (16.47%) ITIL
4 14 (16.47%) Security Architecture
4 14 (16.47%) Penetration Testing
4 14 (16.47%) Vulnerability Management
5 13 (15.29%) Network Monitoring
5 13 (15.29%) Network Design
6 12 (14.12%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (14.12%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (14.12%) Scrum
6 12 (14.12%) Analytics
7 6 (7.06%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (4.71%) Incident Management
8 4 (4.71%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (4.71%) Change Control
8 4 (4.71%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (4.71%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.12%) Java
2 2 (2.35%) C#
2 2 (2.35%) Perl
2 2 (2.35%) SQL
2 2 (2.35%) VB
3 1 (1.18%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.18%) C
3 1 (1.18%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 45 (52.94%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (40.00%) CCNP
3 15 (17.65%) CCIE
4 14 (16.47%) CCNA
5 13 (15.29%) Degree
6 4 (4.71%) CCSP
6 4 (4.71%) CCIP
7 3 (3.53%) CISSP
8 1 (1.18%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.18%) CCDA
8 1 (1.18%) CCDP
8 1 (1.18%) CCVP
8 1 (1.18%) JNCIA
System Software
1 10 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.71%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.53%) DFS Replication
4 3 (3.53%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.35%) VMware Server
5 2 (2.35%) NFS
5 2 (2.35%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.18%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (11.76%) Cacti
2 8 (9.41%) SolarWinds Orion
2 8 (9.41%) Cisco UCCX
2 8 (9.41%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.35%) OpenView
4 1 (1.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 61 (71.76%) Cisco
2 35 (41.18%) Riverbed
3 34 (40.00%) CheckPoint
4 26 (30.59%) Juniper
5 21 (24.71%) F5
6 19 (22.35%) HP
7 14 (16.47%) SolarWinds
8 11 (12.94%) VMware
9 5 (5.88%) Aruba
9 5 (5.88%) Mitel
10 4 (4.71%) Microsoft
11 3 (3.53%) Exinda
11 3 (3.53%) Blue Coat
11 3 (3.53%) NetApp
12 2 (2.35%) Oracle
12 2 (2.35%) Sybase
12 2 (2.35%) AppSense
12 2 (2.35%) McAfee
12 2 (2.35%) Brocade
12 2 (2.35%) Fortinet