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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 73 53 44
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -9
Permanent jobs citing WAN 31 48 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 2.21% 3.62% 3.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.31% 19.28% 18.63%
Number of salaries quoted 29 42 48
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 £26,050 £18,775
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £54,650 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +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
274 249 263
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 19.56% 18.76% 21.11%
Number of salaries quoted 242 210 239
Average salary £37,000 £37,500 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.33% -5.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,200 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 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 3 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 -23 18 £40,000 +6.66% 6
North Wales +4 11 £47,500 +102.12%
West Wales - 2 £51,250 - 1
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 3 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 57 (96.61%) LAN
2 47 (79.66%) Cisco
3 35 (59.32%) Cisco Certification
4 33 (55.93%) ITIL
5 29 (49.15%) CCNA
6 27 (45.76%) Firewall
7 26 (44.07%) SLA
8 24 (40.68%) Wireless
9 22 (37.29%) CCNP
10 20 (33.90%) CheckPoint
10 20 (33.90%) Service Delivery
11 16 (27.12%) VoIP
12 15 (25.42%) Network Management
12 15 (25.42%) Cisco Nexus
13 12 (20.34%) Windows
14 11 (18.64%) Lync
15 10 (16.95%) Security Cleared
15 10 (16.95%) DPNSS
15 10 (16.95%) Citrix
15 10 (16.95%) QSIG
16 9 (15.25%) HP
16 9 (15.25%) Microsoft
16 9 (15.25%) ISO 9001
17 8 (13.56%) PBX
17 8 (13.56%) Active Directory
17 8 (13.56%) ITIL Certification
17 8 (13.56%) Telecoms
17 8 (13.56%) VMware
17 8 (13.56%) Operations Management
18 7 (11.86%) Juniper

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 11 (18.64%) Lync
2 3 (5.08%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.39%) IBM Notes
3 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.69%) IIS
4 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.69%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (10.17%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.78%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 57 (96.61%) LAN
2 27 (45.76%) Firewall
3 24 (40.68%) Wireless
4 16 (27.12%) VoIP
5 15 (25.42%) Cisco Nexus
6 10 (16.95%) DPNSS
6 10 (16.95%) QSIG
7 8 (13.56%) PBX
8 7 (11.86%) Network Security
9 5 (8.47%) VPN
10 3 (5.08%) SAN
10 3 (5.08%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (3.39%) IPsec
11 2 (3.39%) IP Telephony
11 2 (3.39%) Internet
11 2 (3.39%) DNS
11 2 (3.39%) DHCP
12 1 (1.69%) Ethernet
12 1 (1.69%) SNMP
12 1 (1.69%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
General
1 8 (13.56%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.39%) Finance
2 2 (3.39%) Legal
3 1 (1.69%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 20 (33.90%) Network Engineer
2 16 (27.12%) Senior Network Engineer
3 10 (16.95%) Cisco Engineer
4 6 (10.17%) Support Engineer
4 6 (10.17%) Consultant
5 4 (6.78%) Architect
5 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Pre Sales Consultant
6 3 (5.08%) Security Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (5.08%) Sales Consultant
6 3 (5.08%) Network Security Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) Service Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) Head of IT
7 2 (3.39%) Firewall Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) Voice Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) Professional Services Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.08%) Enterprise Storage
1 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (5.08%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (3.39%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.34%) Windows
2 5 (8.47%) Linux
3 3 (5.08%) Windows XP
3 3 (5.08%) AIX
3 3 (5.08%) Solaris
3 3 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.69%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.69%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (55.93%) ITIL
2 20 (33.90%) Service Delivery
3 15 (25.42%) Network Management
4 8 (13.56%) Operations Management
5 6 (10.17%) Change Control
6 5 (8.47%) Mentoring
6 5 (8.47%) Change Management
6 5 (8.47%) Project Management
7 4 (6.78%) Coaching
8 3 (5.08%) E-Commerce
9 2 (3.39%) PRINCE2
9 2 (3.39%) Risk Management
9 2 (3.39%) Problem Management
9 2 (3.39%) Network Design
9 2 (3.39%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (1.69%) High Availability
10 1 (1.69%) People Management
10 1 (1.69%) Incident Management
10 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Architecture
10 1 (1.69%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.78%) SQL
2 1 (1.69%) C
Qualifications
1 35 (59.32%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (49.15%) CCNA
3 22 (37.29%) CCNP
4 10 (16.95%) Security Cleared
5 8 (13.56%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (11.86%) SC Cleared
7 2 (3.39%) MCTS
7 2 (3.39%) MCITP
7 2 (3.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (3.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (3.39%) MCSE
7 2 (3.39%) MCSA
8 1 (1.69%) CCIE
8 1 (1.69%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.69%) Degree
8 1 (1.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (44.07%) SLA
2 9 (15.25%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 8 (13.56%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.47%) XenApp
3 4 (6.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.39%) XenServer
4 2 (3.39%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (3.39%) WSUS
1 2 (3.39%) SCCM
Vendors
1 47 (79.66%) Cisco
2 20 (33.90%) CheckPoint
3 10 (16.95%) Citrix
4 9 (15.25%) HP
4 9 (15.25%) Microsoft
5 8 (13.56%) VMware
6 7 (11.86%) Juniper
7 5 (8.47%) Ruckus Wireless
7 5 (8.47%) Meraki
8 4 (6.78%) McAfee
9 3 (5.08%) NetApp
9 3 (5.08%) Red Hat
9 3 (5.08%) IBM
9 3 (5.08%) 3PAR
9 3 (5.08%) F5
9 3 (5.08%) Blue Coat
9 3 (5.08%) Oracle
10 2 (3.39%) Dell
10 2 (3.39%) Avaya
10 2 (3.39%) Apple
Bridgend
Pertemps ERP
Salary: £30k-35k+ Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Swansea
CPS Group
Salary: £50k - 55k per year + Excellent benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Bridgend
CPS Group
Salary: £35k - 45k per year + excellent benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Salary: £24k - 28k per year + Excellent benefits package
Posted: 11 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Salary: £60k - 75k per year + Excellent Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 25 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Salary: £35k - 43k per year + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago