The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wales 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 78 59 44
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -15
Permanent jobs citing WAN 31 50 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 2.24% 3.72% 4.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.08% 16.67% 18.91%
Number of salaries quoted 29 47 49
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,300 £18,850
10% offered a salary of more than £65,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
WAN
UK

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

Communications & Networking Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
237 300 275
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 17.11% 22.30% 21.77%
Number of salaries quoted 215 268 244
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £39,523
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% -5.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

WAN
Salary Trend in Wales

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

WAN Salary Trend in Wales

WAN
Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAN across the Wales region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Wales

WAN
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Wales region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
South Wales -32 21 £36,500 -2.66% 3
North Wales +8 7 £45,000 +91.48%
West Wales - 3 £50,000 - 2
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Wales 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 55 (93.22%) LAN
2 42 (71.19%) Cisco
3 32 (54.24%) ITIL
4 29 (49.15%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (42.37%) CCNA
5 25 (42.37%) Firewall
6 23 (38.98%) Wireless
6 23 (38.98%) SLA
7 18 (30.51%) Service Delivery
8 16 (27.12%) CCNP
9 15 (25.42%) CheckPoint
9 15 (25.42%) VoIP
10 14 (23.73%) Windows
11 12 (20.34%) Citrix
11 12 (20.34%) Network Management
11 12 (20.34%) Cisco Nexus
12 11 (18.64%) HP
12 11 (18.64%) VMware
13 10 (16.95%) DPNSS
13 10 (16.95%) QSIG
13 10 (16.95%) Microsoft
13 10 (16.95%) Lync
14 9 (15.25%) ISO 9001
15 8 (13.56%) PBX
15 8 (13.56%) Active Directory
15 8 (13.56%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (13.56%) Operations Management
16 7 (11.86%) Security Cleared
16 7 (11.86%) Telecoms
17 6 (10.17%) Change Management

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Wales 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 10 (16.95%) Lync
2 4 (6.78%) MS Exchange
3 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.39%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.69%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (8.47%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.08%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.78%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 55 (93.22%) LAN
2 25 (42.37%) Firewall
3 23 (38.98%) Wireless
4 15 (25.42%) VoIP
5 12 (20.34%) Cisco Nexus
6 10 (16.95%) DPNSS
6 10 (16.95%) QSIG
7 8 (13.56%) PBX
8 6 (10.17%) DNS
9 5 (8.47%) VPN
9 5 (8.47%) DHCP
9 5 (8.47%) Network Security
10 3 (5.08%) MPLS
11 2 (3.39%) SAN
11 2 (3.39%) Internet
11 2 (3.39%) Ethernet
11 2 (3.39%) TCP/IP
11 2 (3.39%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (3.39%) IP Telephony
12 1 (1.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
General
1 7 (11.86%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.69%) Finance
2 1 (1.69%) Legal
2 1 (1.69%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 14 (23.73%) Network Engineer
2 12 (20.34%) Senior Network Engineer
3 10 (16.95%) Cisco Engineer
4 7 (11.86%) Consultant
4 7 (11.86%) Support Engineer
5 5 (8.47%) Architect
6 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.08%) Sales Consultant
7 3 (5.08%) Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (5.08%) Pre Sales Consultant
7 3 (5.08%) Head of IT
8 2 (3.39%) Voice Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Professional Services Consultant
8 2 (3.39%) Cisco Voice Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Operations Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.78%) Web Services
2 1 (1.69%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.69%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.78%) Management Information System
1 4 (6.78%) Enterprise Storage
1 4 (6.78%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (23.73%) Windows
2 5 (8.47%) Linux
3 4 (6.78%) AIX
3 4 (6.78%) Solaris
3 4 (6.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.39%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (54.24%) ITIL
2 18 (30.51%) Service Delivery
3 12 (20.34%) Network Management
4 8 (13.56%) Operations Management
5 6 (10.17%) Change Management
5 6 (10.17%) Coaching
6 5 (8.47%) Mentoring
6 5 (8.47%) Project Management
7 4 (6.78%) Change Control
7 4 (6.78%) E-Commerce
8 3 (5.08%) PRINCE2
8 3 (5.08%) Problem Management
9 2 (3.39%) Information Security
9 2 (3.39%) Risk Management
9 2 (3.39%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (3.39%) Performance Engineering
10 1 (1.69%) Performance Monitoring
10 1 (1.69%) Line Management
10 1 (1.69%) People Management
10 1 (1.69%) Application Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.78%) SQL
2 1 (1.69%) VB
2 1 (1.69%) Python
2 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.69%) C
2 1 (1.69%) Java
2 1 (1.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 29 (49.15%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (42.37%) CCNA
3 16 (27.12%) CCNP
4 8 (13.56%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (11.86%) Security Cleared
6 6 (10.17%) SC Cleared
7 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (5.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (3.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (3.39%) MCTS
8 2 (3.39%) MCITP
8 2 (3.39%) MCSE
8 2 (3.39%) MCSA
9 1 (1.69%) CCIE
9 1 (1.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (38.98%) SLA
2 9 (15.25%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 8 (13.56%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.17%) XenApp
3 4 (6.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.39%) XenServer
4 2 (3.39%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.69%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (3.39%) WSUS
1 2 (3.39%) SCCM
2 1 (1.69%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (1.69%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (1.69%) OPNET
2 1 (1.69%) OpenView
2 1 (1.69%) Nagios
Vendors
1 42 (71.19%) Cisco
2 15 (25.42%) CheckPoint
3 12 (20.34%) Citrix
4 11 (18.64%) HP
4 11 (18.64%) VMware
5 10 (16.95%) Microsoft
6 5 (8.47%) Ruckus Wireless
6 5 (8.47%) Meraki
7 4 (6.78%) 3PAR
7 4 (6.78%) Red Hat
7 4 (6.78%) Oracle
7 4 (6.78%) IBM
7 4 (6.78%) NetApp
8 3 (5.08%) Juniper
9 2 (3.39%) Lotus
9 2 (3.39%) Symantec
9 2 (3.39%) McAfee
9 2 (3.39%) Dell
9 2 (3.39%) Avaya
9 2 (3.39%) BT
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