The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 6 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 70 68 52
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -16
Permanent jobs citing WAN 40 34 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 3.09% 2.68% 4.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.12% 16.04% 21.25%
Number of salaries quoted 34 31 47
Median salary £37,500 £45,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,750 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
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
173 212 240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 13.38% 16.69% 18.93%
Number of salaries quoted 134 190 213
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,400
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £20,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of job ads across the Wales region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 6 December 2016.

WAN Salary Histogram in Wales

WAN
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Wales region over the 3 months to 6 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -2 30 £37,500 -21.05% 3
West Wales -12 4 £45,000 +44.00% 1
North Wales - 3 £24,500 -
Mid Wales - 3 - -
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, IT jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Wales region with a requirement for WAN.

1 85 (97.70%) LAN
2 40 (45.98%) Cisco
3 35 (40.23%) Windows
4 32 (36.78%) Firewall
5 29 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
6 28 (32.18%) Microsoft
6 28 (32.18%) ITIL
6 28 (32.18%) Telecoms
7 25 (28.74%) CCNP
8 24 (27.59%) Avaya
8 24 (27.59%) VPN
8 24 (27.59%) DNS
8 24 (27.59%) VMware
8 24 (27.59%) Windows Server
9 20 (22.99%) Finance
9 20 (22.99%) DHCP
10 19 (21.84%) SLA
10 19 (21.84%) Active Directory
11 18 (20.69%) CheckPoint
11 18 (20.69%) MPLS
11 18 (20.69%) MS Exchange
11 18 (20.69%) F5
11 18 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
12 17 (19.54%) Wi-Fi
13 16 (18.39%) Project Management
14 15 (17.24%) Information Security
15 14 (16.09%) Internet
15 14 (16.09%) Linux
15 14 (16.09%) Data Centre
16 13 (14.94%) Cisco ASA

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (20.69%) MS Exchange
2 11 (12.64%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (9.20%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (9.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (8.05%) Apache
4 7 (8.05%) JBoss
5 6 (6.90%) Tomcat
6 5 (5.75%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.15%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (11.49%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.60%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.60%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.34%) Office 365
2 1 (1.15%) IaaS
2 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.15%) PaaS
2 1 (1.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 85 (97.70%) LAN
2 32 (36.78%) Firewall
3 24 (27.59%) DNS
3 24 (27.59%) VPN
4 20 (22.99%) DHCP
5 18 (20.69%) MPLS
6 17 (19.54%) Wi-Fi
7 14 (16.09%) Internet
8 13 (14.94%) BGP
8 13 (14.94%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (14.94%) OSPF
9 11 (12.64%) BIG-IP
9 11 (12.64%) Cisco Nexus
9 11 (12.64%) SSL
9 11 (12.64%) Unified Communications
9 11 (12.64%) VoIP
10 10 (11.49%) Structured Cabling
11 9 (10.34%) Ethernet
11 9 (10.34%) IPsec
11 9 (10.34%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.45%) MySQL
2 3 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.30%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 28 (32.18%) Telecoms
2 20 (22.99%) Finance
3 10 (11.49%) Banking
4 5 (5.75%) Manufacturing
5 4 (4.60%) Advertising
6 2 (2.30%) Retail
7 1 (1.15%) Back Office
7 1 (1.15%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 21 (24.14%) Network Engineer
2 15 (17.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (14.94%) Support Engineer
4 12 (13.79%) Architect
5 11 (12.64%) Network Architect
6 10 (11.49%) Cisco Architect
6 10 (11.49%) Cisco Network Architect
6 10 (11.49%) Head of Infrastructure
6 10 (11.49%) Senior Network Engineer
7 7 (8.05%) Infrastructure Support
7 7 (8.05%) IT Manager
8 6 (6.90%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 6 (6.90%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (5.75%) IT Engineer
9 5 (5.75%) IT Support
9 5 (5.75%) IT Support Engineer
10 4 (4.60%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 4 (4.60%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (4.60%) Head of Security
10 4 (4.60%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.75%) Apache Flex
2 1 (1.15%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (16.09%) Data Centre
3 8 (9.20%) Management Information System
4 7 (8.05%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (6.90%) Replication
6 5 (5.75%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (4.60%) Clustering
8 3 (3.45%) Statistics
8 3 (3.45%) User Experience
9 2 (2.30%) Computer Science
9 2 (2.30%) Driving Licence
10 1 (1.15%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 35 (40.23%) Windows
2 24 (27.59%) Windows Server
3 14 (16.09%) Linux
4 11 (12.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (11.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (9.20%) Unix
7 7 (8.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (4.60%) VyOS
9 2 (2.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (32.18%) ITIL
2 16 (18.39%) Project Management
3 15 (17.24%) Information Security
4 9 (10.34%) Coaching
4 9 (10.34%) Mentoring
4 9 (10.34%) SDLC
4 9 (10.34%) Service Management
5 8 (9.20%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (8.05%) Infrastructure Management
6 7 (8.05%) PRINCE2
6 7 (8.05%) Risk Management
7 5 (5.75%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (5.75%) Data Loss Prevention
7 5 (5.75%) Data Security
7 5 (5.75%) Pattern Matching
7 5 (5.75%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (5.75%) Risk Analysis
7 5 (5.75%) Risk Assessment
7 5 (5.75%) Threat Modelling
7 5 (5.75%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.90%) SQL
2 2 (2.30%) C
Qualifications
1 29 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (28.74%) CCNP
3 10 (11.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (10.34%) Degree
5 8 (9.20%) MCSE
6 7 (8.05%) CCNA
7 5 (5.75%) CISSP
8 4 (4.60%) CCDP
8 4 (4.60%) CCSA
8 4 (4.60%) CCSE
9 3 (3.45%) CCENT
9 3 (3.45%) JNCIP
9 3 (3.45%) MCSA
9 3 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (2.30%) CCIE
10 2 (2.30%) MCTS
10 2 (2.30%) RHCE
10 2 (2.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.15%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (21.84%) SLA
2 5 (5.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (5.75%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.45%) BS7799
System Software
1 19 (21.84%) Active Directory
2 11 (12.64%) XenServer
3 10 (11.49%) Hyper-V
3 10 (11.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (10.34%) XenApp
4 9 (10.34%) XenDesktop
5 3 (3.45%) vSphere
6 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (2.30%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (8.05%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (4.60%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (2.30%) WhatsUp Gold
4 2 (2.30%) WSUS
5 1 (1.15%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 40 (45.98%) Cisco
2 28 (32.18%) Microsoft
3 24 (27.59%) Avaya
3 24 (27.59%) VMware
4 18 (20.69%) CheckPoint
4 18 (20.69%) F5
5 11 (12.64%) SolarWinds
6 9 (10.34%) Citrix
6 9 (10.34%) Dell
7 7 (8.05%) Aastra
7 7 (8.05%) Apple
7 7 (8.05%) HP
7 7 (8.05%) Red Hat
8 6 (6.90%) IBM
9 5 (5.75%) Brocade
9 5 (5.75%) Intel
10 4 (4.60%) Adobe
10 4 (4.60%) Extreme Networks
10 4 (4.60%) Sage
10 4 (4.60%) Vyatta
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