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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WAN Optimization
Rank 848 832 789
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -43
Permanent jobs citing WAN Optimisation 45 79 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.071% 0.084%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.048% 0.087% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 26 68 79
Average salary £62,500 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £35,000 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £170,000 £70,100 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+41.17% -

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
93682 90341 87311
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.22% 81.64% 79.19%
Number of salaries quoted 76768 73683 73829
Average salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.05% +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 £72,500
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 21 November 2014 within the UK.

WAN Optimisation Salary Histogram in the UK

WAN Optimisation
Top 21 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 21 November 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 -47 45 £62,500 +25.00% 1
London -19 28 £62,500 +9.17% 1
South East -16 10 £57,500 +9.52%
Bexhill-On-Sea - 7 - -
East Sussex - 7 - -
City of London +24 5 £55,000 -12.00%
West Midlands +4 5 £62,500 +78.57%
Staffordshire - 4 £62,500 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 4 £62,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £56,250 -
Berkshire +10 1 £57,500 +9.52%
East Midlands +6 1 - -
Reading +4 1 £57,500 +9.52%
East of England -21 1 - -
Telford - 1 - -
Hertford - 1 - -
High Wycombe - 1 £55,000 -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 - -

WAN Optimisation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 97 (100.00%) WAN
2 66 (68.04%) Cisco
3 50 (51.55%) Firewall
4 47 (48.45%) LAN
5 46 (47.42%) Riverbed
6 45 (46.39%) Cisco Certification
7 43 (44.33%) MPLS
8 36 (37.11%) CheckPoint
8 36 (37.11%) Wireless
9 32 (32.99%) VLAN
10 31 (31.96%) BGP
10 31 (31.96%) VPN
11 30 (30.93%) TCP/IP
12 29 (29.90%) CCNP
13 28 (28.87%) EIGRP
14 27 (27.84%) Windows
15 25 (25.77%) Law
15 25 (25.77%) Migration
16 23 (23.71%) Juniper
16 23 (23.71%) IP Telephony
17 22 (22.68%) VMware
18 21 (21.65%) CCNA
18 21 (21.65%) DHCP
18 21 (21.65%) Load Balancing
18 21 (21.65%) Network Security
18 21 (21.65%) IaaS
19 20 (20.62%) Security Management
20 19 (19.59%) Telecoms
21 17 (17.53%) VMware Infrastructure
21 17 (17.53%) Cisco ASA

WAN Optimisation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 8 (8.25%) Tomcat
2 4 (4.12%) IIS
2 4 (4.12%) Apache
3 2 (2.06%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.06%) WorkSite
3 2 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (11.34%) MS Excel
2 8 (8.25%) MS Visio
2 8 (8.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 21 (21.65%) IaaS
2 14 (14.43%) SaaS
2 14 (14.43%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 97 (100.00%) WAN
2 50 (51.55%) Firewall
3 47 (48.45%) LAN
4 43 (44.33%) MPLS
5 36 (37.11%) Wireless
6 32 (32.99%) VLAN
7 31 (31.96%) BGP
7 31 (31.96%) VPN
8 30 (30.93%) TCP/IP
9 28 (28.87%) EIGRP
10 23 (23.71%) IP Telephony
11 21 (21.65%) DHCP
11 21 (21.65%) Network Security
12 17 (17.53%) Cisco ASA
13 16 (16.49%) WLAN
13 16 (16.49%) DNS
14 15 (15.46%) SNMP
14 15 (15.46%) IPsec
15 14 (14.43%) SAN
15 14 (14.43%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.43%) Hadoop
1 14 (14.43%) Big Data
2 4 (4.12%) MySQL
3 3 (3.09%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.06%) DB2
4 2 (2.06%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.06%) NonStop SQL
4 2 (2.06%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.06%) Oracle Exadata
General
1 25 (25.77%) Law
2 19 (19.59%) Telecoms
3 10 (10.31%) Finance
4 6 (6.19%) Legal
5 2 (2.06%) Banking
6 1 (1.03%) Marketing
6 1 (1.03%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 27 (27.84%) Analyst
2 23 (23.71%) Network Engineer
3 21 (21.65%) Network Analyst
4 14 (14.43%) Senior Network Engineer
4 14 (14.43%) Chief Technology Officer
5 11 (11.34%) Operations Analyst
6 8 (8.25%) Network Specialist
6 8 (8.25%) Security Specialist
6 8 (8.25%) Network Security Specialist
7 7 (7.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (6.19%) Network Security Engineer
8 6 (6.19%) Security Engineer
9 4 (4.12%) Senior Security Analyst
9 4 (4.12%) Network Support
9 4 (4.12%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 4 (4.12%) Support Analyst
9 4 (4.12%) Network Support Analyst
9 4 (4.12%) Architect
9 4 (4.12%) Consultant
9 4 (4.12%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (16.49%) .NET
2 2 (2.06%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.06%) Web Services
2 2 (2.06%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.25%) SecurID
3 7 (7.22%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (5.15%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.12%) Statistics
6 3 (3.09%) Clustering
7 2 (2.06%) Cryptography
7 2 (2.06%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.03%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.03%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.03%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.03%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 27 (27.84%) Windows
2 14 (14.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (11.34%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (6.19%) Linux
5 4 (4.12%) Solaris
6 3 (3.09%) HPUX
7 2 (2.06%) UNIX
7 2 (2.06%) zOS
7 2 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (25.77%) Migration
2 21 (21.65%) Load Balancing
3 20 (20.62%) Security Management
4 14 (14.43%) ITIL
4 14 (14.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (14.43%) Scrum
4 14 (14.43%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (14.43%) Continuous Improvement
4 14 (14.43%) Analytics
5 12 (12.37%) Network Architecture
5 12 (12.37%) Network Design
6 11 (11.34%) Network Monitoring
7 7 (7.22%) Mentoring
7 7 (7.22%) Vulnerability Management
7 7 (7.22%) Penetration Testing
7 7 (7.22%) Security Architecture
8 6 (6.19%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (5.15%) Service Management
9 5 (5.15%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (5.15%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.43%) Java
2 3 (3.09%) SQL
3 2 (2.06%) VB
3 2 (2.06%) Perl
3 2 (2.06%) C#
4 1 (1.03%) C
4 1 (1.03%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 45 (46.39%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (29.90%) CCNP
3 21 (21.65%) CCNA
4 10 (10.31%) CCIE
5 8 (8.25%) Degree
6 5 (5.15%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (4.12%) Check Point Certification
7 4 (4.12%) CCSE
7 4 (4.12%) CEH
7 4 (4.12%) CCSP
7 4 (4.12%) MCP
7 4 (4.12%) CCIP
7 4 (4.12%) RHCSA
8 2 (2.06%) CISSP
9 1 (1.03%) CCDA
9 1 (1.03%) CCDP
9 1 (1.03%) MCSE
9 1 (1.03%) MCSA
9 1 (1.03%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (17.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (15.46%) Active Directory
3 7 (7.22%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.09%) VMware ESX
4 3 (3.09%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (3.09%) DFS Replication
5 2 (2.06%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.06%) NFS
5 2 (2.06%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.03%) XenApp
6 1 (1.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 10 (10.31%) Cacti
2 8 (8.25%) SolarWinds Orion
2 8 (8.25%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (7.22%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (2.06%) OpenView
5 1 (1.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 66 (68.04%) Cisco
2 46 (47.42%) Riverbed
3 36 (37.11%) CheckPoint
4 23 (23.71%) Juniper
5 22 (22.68%) VMware
6 15 (15.46%) Microsoft
7 14 (14.43%) HP
7 14 (14.43%) SolarWinds
7 14 (14.43%) F5
8 11 (11.34%) Mitel
9 7 (7.22%) Red Hat
10 5 (5.15%) NetApp
10 5 (5.15%) Exinda
10 5 (5.15%) Aruba
11 4 (4.12%) Brocade
12 3 (3.09%) Blue Coat
12 3 (3.09%) IBM
13 2 (2.06%) Oracle
13 2 (2.06%) Sybase
13 2 (2.06%) Citrix