The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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 Wales region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 55 46 69
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +23
Permanent jobs citing WAN 50 53 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 3.73% 4.13% 1.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.61% 18.79% 6.67%
Number of salaries quoted 48 50 15
Average salary £37,500 £34,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% +9.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,550 £18,925 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Communications & Networking Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
284 282 225
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 21.16% 22.00% 23.49%
Number of salaries quoted 253 251 192
Average salary £37,500 £39,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.06% +12.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £23,000 £20,700
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
WAN
UK

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -5 47 £37,500 -3.84% 5
North Wales 0 2 £23,500 -4.08%
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 84 (95.45%) LAN
2 71 (80.68%) Cisco
3 60 (68.18%) Firewall
4 58 (65.91%) Cisco Certification
5 49 (55.68%) CCNP
6 30 (34.09%) BGP
6 30 (34.09%) CCNA
6 30 (34.09%) Microsoft
7 29 (32.95%) CheckPoint
7 29 (32.95%) Windows
8 26 (29.55%) MPLS
8 26 (29.55%) VMware
9 23 (26.14%) DHCP
9 23 (26.14%) VPN
10 22 (25.00%) Juniper
10 22 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
11 21 (23.86%) F5
12 20 (22.73%) ITIL
13 19 (21.59%) Cisco Nexus
14 18 (20.45%) OSPF
15 16 (18.18%) Wireless
15 16 (18.18%) DNS
15 16 (18.18%) TCP/IP
16 15 (17.05%) Active Directory
16 15 (17.05%) Linux
16 15 (17.05%) MS Office
16 15 (17.05%) Internet
17 14 (15.91%) Service Delivery
17 14 (15.91%) Network Management
17 14 (15.91%) Network Design

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 7 (7.95%) MS Exchange
1 7 (7.95%) SharePoint
1 7 (7.95%) Tomcat
2 6 (6.82%) Lync
2 6 (6.82%) Apache
3 4 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.41%) IIS
4 3 (3.41%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.14%) Site Server
6 1 (1.14%) WorkSite
Applications
1 15 (17.05%) MS Office
2 10 (11.36%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.23%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 84 (95.45%) LAN
2 60 (68.18%) Firewall
3 30 (34.09%) BGP
4 26 (29.55%) MPLS
5 23 (26.14%) DHCP
5 23 (26.14%) VPN
6 22 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
7 19 (21.59%) Cisco Nexus
8 18 (20.45%) OSPF
9 16 (18.18%) Wireless
9 16 (18.18%) DNS
9 16 (18.18%) TCP/IP
10 15 (17.05%) Internet
11 12 (13.64%) Cisco PIX
12 11 (12.50%) SAN
13 9 (10.23%) VoIP
13 9 (10.23%) Telnet
13 9 (10.23%) HSRP
13 9 (10.23%) PuTTY
13 9 (10.23%) SecureCRT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.27%) MySQL
3 1 (1.14%) OLAP
3 1 (1.14%) OLTP
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 11 (12.50%) Advertising
2 6 (6.82%) Retail
2 6 (6.82%) Finance
3 5 (5.68%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.68%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.55%) Legal
5 1 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 33 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 20 (22.73%) Senior Network Engineer
3 9 (10.23%) 3rd Line Support
3 9 (10.23%) Escalation Engineer
4 8 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 7 (7.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (6.82%) Network Operations Team Leader
6 6 (6.82%) Operations Team Leader
6 6 (6.82%) Network Team Leader
6 6 (6.82%) Team Leader
6 6 (6.82%) Analyst
7 5 (5.68%) Network Consultant
7 5 (5.68%) Senior Consultant
7 5 (5.68%) Consultant
7 5 (5.68%) Senior Network Consultant
8 4 (4.55%) Network Support
8 4 (4.55%) IT Support
8 4 (4.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 3 (3.41%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.41%) Service Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.41%) Statistics
2 1 (1.14%) Clustering
2 1 (1.14%) Replication
2 1 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 29 (32.95%) Windows
2 15 (17.05%) Linux
3 11 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 7 (7.95%) Windows XP
4 7 (7.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (5.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.41%) i5/OS
8 2 (2.27%) CentOS
8 2 (2.27%) AIX
9 1 (1.14%) UNIX
9 1 (1.14%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (22.73%) ITIL
2 14 (15.91%) Service Delivery
2 14 (15.91%) Network Management
2 14 (15.91%) Network Design
3 12 (13.64%) Load Balancing
4 5 (5.68%) Incident Management
5 4 (4.55%) Change Management
6 3 (3.41%) Service Management
6 3 (3.41%) Migration
6 3 (3.41%) Technical Analysis
6 3 (3.41%) Data Management
6 3 (3.41%) Performance Management
7 2 (2.27%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (2.27%) Problem Management
7 2 (2.27%) Configuration Management
7 2 (2.27%) ERP
8 1 (1.14%) PRINCE2
8 1 (1.14%) E-Commerce
8 1 (1.14%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (1.14%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.09%) SQL
2 4 (4.55%) C
3 2 (2.27%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.27%) AWK
3 2 (2.27%) Python
3 2 (2.27%) Perl
Qualifications
1 58 (65.91%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (55.68%) CCNP
3 30 (34.09%) CCNA
4 11 (12.50%) CCIP
5 9 (10.23%) CCSE
5 9 (10.23%) JNCIS
6 5 (5.68%) CCIE
6 5 (5.68%) CCDP
7 3 (3.41%) Security Cleared
8 2 (2.27%) Degree
8 2 (2.27%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (2.27%) CCDA
9 1 (1.14%) MCSE
9 1 (1.14%) MCSA
9 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.14%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.14%) MCSM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.64%) SLA
2 2 (2.27%) QA
3 1 (1.14%) GxP
System Software
1 15 (17.05%) Active Directory
2 12 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.55%) vSphere
4 3 (3.41%) ISA Server
4 3 (3.41%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.27%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.14%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (1.14%) UAG
6 1 (1.14%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.14%) XenServer
6 1 (1.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (3.41%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.27%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (1.14%) SCOM
3 1 (1.14%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 71 (80.68%) Cisco
2 30 (34.09%) Microsoft
3 29 (32.95%) CheckPoint
4 26 (29.55%) VMware
5 22 (25.00%) Juniper
6 21 (23.86%) F5
7 12 (13.64%) Blue Coat
8 10 (11.36%) Avaya
9 9 (10.23%) Websense
9 9 (10.23%) SolarWinds
9 9 (10.23%) Aruba
9 9 (10.23%) SonicWALL
10 7 (7.95%) McAfee
10 7 (7.95%) Lumension
11 5 (5.68%) JBoss
11 5 (5.68%) HP
11 5 (5.68%) NetApp
12 4 (4.55%) Meraki
12 4 (4.55%) Red Hat
12 4 (4.55%) Intel
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