The first table below looks at the demand for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wakefield region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Wakefield region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 19 8 11
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +3
Permanent jobs citing WAN 6 30 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wakefield 5.31% 19.87% 12.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.22% 47.62% 29.41%
Number of salaries quoted 5 30 8
Average salary £40,000 £26,000 £20,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+53.84% +30.00%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Communications & Networking Category
Wakefield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
27 63 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wakefield 23.89% 41.72% 41.46%
Number of salaries quoted 24 57 31
Average salary £25,000 £32,250 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.48% +7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,000 £20,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £50,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
WAN
West Yorkshire

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Wakefield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WAN across the Wakefield region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Wakefield

WAN
Salary Trend in Wakefield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WAN across the Wakefield region.

WAN Salary Trend in Wakefield

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Wakefield region citing WAN 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.

1 16 (88.89%) LAN
2 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
3 9 (50.00%) MS Office
4 8 (44.44%) TCP/IP
4 8 (44.44%) Internet
5 7 (38.89%) Windows
5 7 (38.89%) MS Excel
6 6 (33.33%) Intranet
7 5 (27.78%) Cisco
8 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
9 3 (16.67%) VMware
9 3 (16.67%) MPLS
9 3 (16.67%) SQL
9 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
9 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
9 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (11.11%) Windows 8
10 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
10 2 (11.11%) Lync
10 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
10 2 (11.11%) VPN
10 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
10 2 (11.11%) HP
10 2 (11.11%) Linux
10 2 (11.11%) Blackberry
10 2 (11.11%) SAN
10 2 (11.11%) Wireless
10 2 (11.11%) Backup Exec
11 1 (5.56%) IPsec

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Wakefield region citing WAN 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.11%) Lync
1 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) Apache
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 9 (50.00%) MS Office
2 7 (38.89%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (5.56%) Line 500
Communications & Networking
1 16 (88.89%) LAN
2 8 (44.44%) TCP/IP
2 8 (44.44%) Internet
3 6 (33.33%) Intranet
4 3 (16.67%) MPLS
5 2 (11.11%) VPN
5 2 (11.11%) SAN
5 2 (11.11%) Wireless
6 1 (5.56%) IPsec
6 1 (5.56%) Firewall
6 1 (5.56%) DHCP
6 1 (5.56%) DNS
6 1 (5.56%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (5.56%) NAS
6 1 (5.56%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (5.56%) MySQL
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Analyst
2 9 (50.00%) Service Analyst
2 9 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (16.67%) Consultant
4 3 (16.67%) Pre Sales Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Sales Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) IT Manager
6 1 (5.56%) IT Support
6 1 (5.56%) Installation Technician
6 1 (5.56%) Head of IT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.56%) Replication
2 1 (5.56%) Thin Client
2 1 (5.56%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.56%) Celerra
2 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (11.11%) Windows 8
4 2 (11.11%) Linux
5 1 (5.56%) Debian
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000
5 1 (5.56%) Windows NT
5 1 (5.56%) UNIX
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (5.56%) Migration
1 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (5.56%) Project Management
1 1 (5.56%) Six Sigma
1 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
1 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
1 1 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (5.56%) Product Management
1 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
1 1 (5.56%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) C
2 1 (5.56%) C++
2 1 (5.56%) Perl
2 1 (5.56%) VB
2 1 (5.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (5.56%) CCIE
1 1 (5.56%) CCNP
1 1 (5.56%) CCIP
1 1 (5.56%) CCNA
1 1 (5.56%) CCDA
1 1 (5.56%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX
2 1 (5.56%) Terminal Server
2 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.56%) Postfix
2 1 (5.56%) vSphere
2 1 (5.56%) SpamAssassin
2 1 (5.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.56%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 5 (27.78%) Cisco
3 3 (16.67%) VMware
4 2 (11.11%) HP
5 1 (5.56%) Sage
5 1 (5.56%) Symantec
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle
5 1 (5.56%) EMC
5 1 (5.56%) Avaya
5 1 (5.56%) ProCurve
5 1 (5.56%) 3PAR
5 1 (5.56%) WatchGuard