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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 15 27 18
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -9
Permanent jobs citing WAN 13 4 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wakefield 11.93% 2.05% 8.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 37.14% 12.50% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 9 3 8
Average salary £37,500 £41,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.63% +12.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,600 £41,100 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £42,300 £37,150
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
35 32 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wakefield 32.11% 16.41% 26.32%
Number of salaries quoted 29 20 26
Average salary £37,500 £25,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -34.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £21,450 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £38,000 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 31 July 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Wakefield

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 20 (95.24%) LAN
2 13 (61.90%) VoIP
3 12 (57.14%) Windows
4 11 (52.38%) MS Exchange
4 11 (52.38%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (52.38%) CCNA
5 10 (47.62%) Firewall
5 10 (47.62%) VMware
6 9 (42.86%) CCNP
6 9 (42.86%) TCP/IP
6 9 (42.86%) Cisco
7 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
7 8 (38.10%) VPN
8 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
8 7 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (28.57%) CCSE
9 6 (28.57%) CCSA
9 6 (28.57%) Citrix
9 6 (28.57%) CheckPoint
9 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (28.57%) SNMP
9 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
9 6 (28.57%) WAAS
10 5 (23.81%) MCSA
10 5 (23.81%) DNS
11 4 (19.05%) HTML
11 4 (19.05%) WSUS
11 4 (19.05%) WatchGuard
12 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 11 (52.38%) MS Exchange
2 7 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 20 (95.24%) LAN
2 13 (61.90%) VoIP
3 10 (47.62%) Firewall
4 9 (42.86%) TCP/IP
5 8 (38.10%) VPN
6 6 (28.57%) SNMP
6 6 (28.57%) WAAS
7 5 (23.81%) DNS
8 3 (14.29%) SAN
8 3 (14.29%) OSPF
8 3 (14.29%) BGP
8 3 (14.29%) EIGRP
8 3 (14.29%) WLAN
8 3 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (14.29%) Wireless
8 3 (14.29%) IP Telephony
8 3 (14.29%) VLAN
9 1 (4.76%) NAS
9 1 (4.76%) ADSL
9 1 (4.76%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Administrator
3 4 (19.05%) Technical Support
3 4 (19.05%) IT Administrator
4 3 (14.29%) Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) IT Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 12 (57.14%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (9.52%) Windows 8
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Vista
3 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (14.29%) Change Management
1 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 11 (52.38%) CCNA
1 11 (52.38%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (42.86%) CCNP
3 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (28.57%) CCSA
3 6 (28.57%) CCSE
4 5 (23.81%) MCSA
5 1 (4.76%) MCP
5 1 (4.76%) MCSE
System Software
1 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 7 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.52%) vSphere
3 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) WSUS
2 2 (9.52%) Backup Exec
3 1 (4.76%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) VMware
2 9 (42.86%) Cisco
3 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
4 6 (28.57%) Citrix
4 6 (28.57%) CheckPoint
5 4 (19.05%) WatchGuard
6 3 (14.29%) Siemens
7 1 (4.76%) Apple
7 1 (4.76%) Symantec
7 1 (4.76%) Sophos