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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 62 73 70
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -3
Permanent jobs citing WAN 44 38 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 3.33% 2.77% 2.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.99% 11.95% 10.50%
Number of salaries quoted 38 35 22
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +3.22%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+10.38% +1.31%
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
259 318 219
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 19.58% 23.21% 20.58%
Number of salaries quoted 229 247 192
Average salary £41,500 £38,400 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.07% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £29,400 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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 +14 43 £50,000 +25.00% 4
North Wales +8 1 £40,000 -2.43% 1
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 79 (96.34%) LAN
2 55 (67.07%) Firewall
3 50 (60.98%) Cisco
4 43 (52.44%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (39.02%) Juniper
5 32 (39.02%) VPN
5 32 (39.02%) Telecoms
6 27 (32.93%) VMware
7 26 (31.71%) CheckPoint
8 24 (29.27%) Finance
9 23 (28.05%) CCNP
9 23 (28.05%) CCNA
9 23 (28.05%) DNS
9 23 (28.05%) F5
9 23 (28.05%) Data Centre
10 22 (26.83%) Wireless
11 21 (25.61%) SolarWinds
12 20 (24.39%) Network Management
12 20 (24.39%) MPLS
13 18 (21.95%) Cisco ASA
14 17 (20.73%) VMware Infrastructure
14 17 (20.73%) Load Balancing
14 17 (20.73%) OSPF
15 16 (19.51%) BGP
16 15 (18.29%) IPsec
16 15 (18.29%) TCP/IP
16 15 (18.29%) Linux
17 14 (17.07%) Windows
18 13 (15.85%) VoIP
18 13 (15.85%) Windows Server

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (12.20%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.10%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (6.10%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.44%) Apache
4 2 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (6.10%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.66%) MS Office
3 2 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 79 (96.34%) LAN
2 55 (67.07%) Firewall
3 32 (39.02%) VPN
4 23 (28.05%) DNS
5 22 (26.83%) Wireless
6 20 (24.39%) MPLS
7 18 (21.95%) Cisco ASA
8 17 (20.73%) OSPF
9 16 (19.51%) BGP
10 15 (18.29%) IPsec
10 15 (18.29%) TCP/IP
11 13 (15.85%) VoIP
12 12 (14.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 10 (12.20%) DHCP
13 10 (12.20%) NetScaler
13 10 (12.20%) WLAN
14 9 (10.98%) EIGRP
14 9 (10.98%) FTP
14 9 (10.98%) Spanning Tree
14 9 (10.98%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.44%) MySQL
2 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 32 (39.02%) Telecoms
2 24 (29.27%) Finance
3 8 (9.76%) Advertising
3 8 (9.76%) Banking
4 3 (3.66%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.44%) Law
Job Titles
1 60 (73.17%) Network Engineer
2 13 (15.85%) LAN Engineer
2 13 (15.85%) LAN/WAN Engineer
2 13 (15.85%) WAN Engineer
3 9 (10.98%) Senior Network Engineer
4 8 (9.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (9.76%) Support Engineer
5 6 (7.32%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 6 (7.32%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (6.10%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (6.10%) Network Support
6 5 (6.10%) Network Support Engineer
7 3 (3.66%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (3.66%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (3.66%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (3.66%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 3 (3.66%) Network Manager
7 3 (3.66%) Network Operations Engineer
8 2 (2.44%) IT Engineer
8 2 (2.44%) Network Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.98%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.44%) WAP
3 1 (1.22%) HTML
3 1 (1.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (28.05%) Data Centre
2 12 (14.63%) Driving Licence
3 9 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (10.98%) Client/Server
4 8 (9.76%) Computer Science
5 7 (8.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (6.10%) PMI
7 3 (3.66%) Clustering
8 2 (2.44%) Blackberry
8 2 (2.44%) Replication
9 1 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.29%) Linux
2 14 (17.07%) Windows
3 13 (15.85%) Windows Server
4 12 (14.63%) VyOS
5 8 (9.76%) CatOS
6 5 (6.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (3.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.44%) CentOS
9 1 (1.22%) AIX
9 1 (1.22%) Solaris
9 1 (1.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (24.39%) Network Management
2 17 (20.73%) Load Balancing
3 12 (14.63%) Change Control
4 11 (13.41%) Capacity Management
4 11 (13.41%) Problem Management
5 10 (12.20%) High Availability
6 9 (10.98%) WAN Optimisation
7 8 (9.76%) Capacity Planning
7 8 (9.76%) Time Management
8 7 (8.54%) DDoS Mitigation
9 4 (4.88%) Business Continuity
9 4 (4.88%) ITIL
10 3 (3.66%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (3.66%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (3.66%) Presales
10 3 (3.66%) PRINCE2
10 3 (3.66%) Software Distribution
10 3 (3.66%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (3.66%) Supplier Management
11 2 (2.44%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.32%) SQL
2 1 (1.22%) Java
2 1 (1.22%) Perl
2 1 (1.22%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.22%) Python
2 1 (1.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 43 (52.44%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (28.05%) CCNA
2 23 (28.05%) CCNP
3 12 (14.63%) CCSA
3 12 (14.63%) CCSE
4 8 (9.76%) Degree
5 5 (6.10%) PMI Certification
6 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (3.66%) SC Cleared
7 3 (3.66%) Security Cleared
8 2 (2.44%) MCSE
8 2 (2.44%) MCTS
9 1 (1.22%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.22%) CCDP
9 1 (1.22%) CCIE
9 1 (1.22%) CCIP
9 1 (1.22%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.22%) MCP
9 1 (1.22%) MCSA
9 1 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.10%) SLA
2 2 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (20.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (12.20%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.66%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.44%) iptables
4 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (2.44%) NFS
4 2 (2.44%) Squid
4 2 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.44%) XenApp
5 1 (1.22%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.22%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (2.44%) WSUS
2 1 (1.22%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.22%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (1.22%) Nagios
2 1 (1.22%) OpenView
2 1 (1.22%) OPNET
2 1 (1.22%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 50 (60.98%) Cisco
2 32 (39.02%) Juniper
3 27 (32.93%) VMware
4 26 (31.71%) CheckPoint
5 23 (28.05%) F5
6 21 (25.61%) SolarWinds
7 12 (14.63%) Brocade
7 12 (14.63%) CA
7 12 (14.63%) Microsoft
7 12 (14.63%) Vyatta
8 6 (7.32%) Citrix
9 3 (3.66%) Apple
9 3 (3.66%) IBM
9 3 (3.66%) Oracle
9 3 (3.66%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.44%) Dell
10 2 (2.44%) EMC
10 2 (2.44%) HP
10 2 (2.44%) Sage
10 2 (2.44%) Sophos
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