The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 24 23 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -16
Permanent jobs citing WAN 7 5 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wakefield 5.15% 4.35% 18.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.92% 15.63% 47.46%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 28
Average salary £30,000 £38,750 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.58% +49.03%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -
WAN
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Wakefield region.

Communications & Networking Category
Wakefield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
26 32 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wakefield 19.12% 27.83% 38.31%
Number of salaries quoted 24 27 53
Average salary £30,000 £25,000 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £17,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £36,500 £39,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

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
Salary Histogram in Wakefield

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAN across the Wakefield region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Wakefield

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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%) VoIP
3 11 (61.11%) VMware
4 10 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (55.56%) Windows
5 9 (50.00%) MS Exchange
5 9 (50.00%) Citrix
5 9 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (44.44%) Firewall
6 8 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
7 7 (38.89%) MCSA
7 7 (38.89%) TCP/IP
7 7 (38.89%) VPN
8 6 (33.33%) HTML
8 6 (33.33%) WSUS
8 6 (33.33%) WatchGuard
8 6 (33.33%) Cisco
9 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (27.78%) CCNA
10 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
10 4 (22.22%) CCNP
10 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
11 3 (16.67%) CCSA
11 3 (16.67%) CCSE
11 3 (16.67%) SNMP
11 3 (16.67%) CheckPoint
11 3 (16.67%) WAAS
12 2 (11.11%) Lync
12 2 (11.11%) vSphere

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 9 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (11.11%) Lync
4 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (88.89%) LAN
2 13 (72.22%) VoIP
3 8 (44.44%) Firewall
4 7 (38.89%) TCP/IP
4 7 (38.89%) VPN
5 3 (16.67%) SNMP
5 3 (16.67%) WAAS
6 2 (11.11%) MPLS
6 2 (11.11%) DNS
6 2 (11.11%) PBX
6 2 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (11.11%) Wireless
6 2 (11.11%) IPsec
7 1 (5.56%) VLAN
7 1 (5.56%) DHCP
7 1 (5.56%) OSPF
7 1 (5.56%) EIGRP
7 1 (5.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Technical Support
2 6 (33.33%) Administrator
2 6 (33.33%) IT Administrator
3 4 (22.22%) Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Consultant
4 3 (16.67%) Network Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Sales Consultant
4 3 (16.67%) Pre Sales Consultant
4 3 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Network Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Help Desk Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Pre Sales Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support
6 1 (5.56%) Cloud Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (55.56%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Vista
3 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (5.56%) Change Management
1 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (5.56%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (38.89%) MCSA
3 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (27.78%) CCNA
4 4 (22.22%) CCNP
5 3 (16.67%) CCSA
5 3 (16.67%) CCSE
6 1 (5.56%) MCDST
6 1 (5.56%) MCITP
6 1 (5.56%) MCSE
6 1 (5.56%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 2 (11.11%) vSphere
4 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) WSUS
2 1 (5.56%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) VMware
2 9 (50.00%) Citrix
3 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
4 6 (33.33%) WatchGuard
4 6 (33.33%) Cisco
5 3 (16.67%) CheckPoint
6 1 (5.56%) Mitel
6 1 (5.56%) Sophos
6 1 (5.56%) Symantec