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 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 79 54 52
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -2
Permanent jobs citing WAN 27 35 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.95% 3.04% 3.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.71% 14.77% 17.37%
Number of salaries quoted 26 33 41
Average salary £40,750 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.66% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,750 £30,200 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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
350 237 259
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 25.25% 20.61% 22.02%
Number of salaries quoted 277 206 240
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £28,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £48,000 £52,500
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 1 April 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 1 April 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 -25 21 £40,000 +6.66% 2
North Wales - 5 £47,000 -
West Wales +17 1 - -
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 64 (90.14%) LAN
2 62 (87.32%) Cisco
3 50 (70.42%) Firewall
4 49 (69.01%) Cisco Certification
5 38 (53.52%) CCNA
6 34 (47.89%) CCNP
7 32 (45.07%) CheckPoint
8 24 (33.80%) Windows
9 22 (30.99%) ITIL
9 22 (30.99%) Juniper
10 21 (29.58%) Wireless
11 20 (28.17%) VPN
11 20 (28.17%) SLA
12 19 (26.76%) VoIP
12 19 (26.76%) Service Delivery
13 18 (25.35%) Security Cleared
13 18 (25.35%) Cisco ASA
13 18 (25.35%) Network Management
14 17 (23.94%) Microsoft
14 17 (23.94%) VMware
15 16 (22.54%) Cisco Nexus
16 14 (19.72%) Linux
17 13 (18.31%) SC Cleared
18 12 (16.90%) Citrix
18 12 (16.90%) VMware Infrastructure
19 11 (15.49%) MS Excel
19 11 (15.49%) Active Directory
20 10 (14.08%) McAfee
20 10 (14.08%) Blue Coat
20 10 (14.08%) Network Design

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 9 (12.68%) Lync
2 6 (8.45%) MS Exchange
3 5 (7.04%) IIS
3 5 (7.04%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (5.63%) Apache
5 3 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.82%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.82%) IBM Notes
6 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.41%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (15.49%) MS Excel
2 8 (11.27%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.63%) Office 365
3 2 (2.82%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.82%) SaaS
4 1 (1.41%) PaaS
4 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (90.14%) LAN
2 50 (70.42%) Firewall
3 21 (29.58%) Wireless
4 20 (28.17%) VPN
5 19 (26.76%) VoIP
6 18 (25.35%) Cisco ASA
7 16 (22.54%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (12.68%) DNS
8 9 (12.68%) SAN
8 9 (12.68%) OSPF
8 9 (12.68%) BGP
9 8 (11.27%) MPLS
10 7 (9.86%) Network Security
11 6 (8.45%) Cisco PIX
11 6 (8.45%) TCP/IP
11 6 (8.45%) DHCP
12 5 (7.04%) RIP
12 5 (7.04%) Internet
12 5 (7.04%) DPNSS
12 5 (7.04%) QSIG
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.23%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.82%) MySQL
3 1 (1.41%) Big Data
General
1 7 (9.86%) Telecoms
1 7 (9.86%) Finance
2 4 (5.63%) Welsh Language
3 3 (4.23%) Legal
4 1 (1.41%) Advertising
4 1 (1.41%) Marketing
4 1 (1.41%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 35 (49.30%) Network Engineer
2 19 (26.76%) Senior Network Engineer
3 6 (8.45%) Administrator
3 6 (8.45%) Analyst
3 6 (8.45%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (7.04%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (7.04%) Support Engineer
4 5 (7.04%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (7.04%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (7.04%) Security Engineer
5 3 (4.23%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (4.23%) Escalation Engineer
5 3 (4.23%) Consultant
5 3 (4.23%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (4.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (4.23%) Network Administrator
6 2 (2.82%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (2.82%) Network Support
6 2 (2.82%) Systems Manager
6 2 (2.82%) Desktop Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.82%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.41%) EqualLogic
3 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (1.41%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 24 (33.80%) Windows
2 14 (19.72%) Linux
3 8 (11.27%) Windows XP
4 6 (8.45%) Windows 7
5 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (4.23%) UNIX
7 2 (2.82%) CentOS
7 2 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.82%) Ubuntu
7 2 (2.82%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (30.99%) ITIL
2 19 (26.76%) Service Delivery
3 18 (25.35%) Network Management
4 10 (14.08%) Change Control
4 10 (14.08%) Network Design
5 6 (8.45%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (8.45%) Mentoring
6 5 (7.04%) Project Management
7 4 (5.63%) Time Management
7 4 (5.63%) Operations Management
7 4 (5.63%) Load Balancing
8 3 (4.23%) Configuration Management
8 3 (4.23%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (4.23%) Line Management
9 2 (2.82%) Cyber Security
9 2 (2.82%) Software Deployment
9 2 (2.82%) Network Load Balancing
10 1 (1.41%) Performance Testing
10 1 (1.41%) Network Architecture
10 1 (1.41%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.45%) SQL
2 2 (2.82%) Perl
2 2 (2.82%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.41%) C#
3 1 (1.41%) PHP
3 1 (1.41%) Python
3 1 (1.41%) Ruby
3 1 (1.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 49 (69.01%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (53.52%) CCNA
3 34 (47.89%) CCNP
4 18 (25.35%) Security Cleared
5 13 (18.31%) SC Cleared
6 5 (7.04%) Degree
7 4 (5.63%) JNCIS
7 4 (5.63%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (4.23%) CCSE
9 2 (2.82%) MCSE
9 2 (2.82%) MCSA
9 2 (2.82%) CCIE
9 2 (2.82%) MCTS
9 2 (2.82%) MCITP
9 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (2.82%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.41%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (28.17%) SLA
2 5 (7.04%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 12 (16.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (15.49%) Active Directory
3 9 (12.68%) VMware ESX
4 7 (9.86%) Hyper-V
5 3 (4.23%) XenServer
5 3 (4.23%) vSphere
5 3 (4.23%) ProxySG
6 2 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.82%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (2.82%) Firmware
7 1 (1.41%) Samba
7 1 (1.41%) KVM
7 1 (1.41%) iptables
7 1 (1.41%) Squid
7 1 (1.41%) Xen
7 1 (1.41%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (2.82%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (2.82%) WSUS
1 2 (2.82%) SCCM
2 1 (1.41%) SCVMM
2 1 (1.41%) ZABBIX
2 1 (1.41%) Puppet
2 1 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 62 (87.32%) Cisco
2 32 (45.07%) CheckPoint
3 22 (30.99%) Juniper
4 17 (23.94%) Microsoft
4 17 (23.94%) VMware
5 12 (16.90%) Citrix
6 10 (14.08%) Blue Coat
6 10 (14.08%) F5
6 10 (14.08%) McAfee
7 4 (5.63%) Websense
7 4 (5.63%) HP
7 4 (5.63%) Dell
7 4 (5.63%) SonicWALL
8 3 (4.23%) SolarWinds
8 3 (4.23%) Aruba
8 3 (4.23%) Lumension
8 3 (4.23%) LANDesk
8 3 (4.23%) EMC
8 3 (4.23%) NetApp
8 3 (4.23%) Mitel
Wales
CGI
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newport, Gwent
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Training & Generous Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Velindre
Salary: From £30,764 to £40,558 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago