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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 68 70 76
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Permanent jobs citing WAN 40 22 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 2.95% 2.11% 1.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.16% 10.19% 6.13%
Number of salaries quoted 37 21 9
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +37.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,400 £57,500 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
304 216 212
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 22.44% 20.73% 19.24%
Number of salaries quoted 240 192 196
Average salary £38,400 £40,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,400 £45,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
(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 +1 38 £40,000 - 3
North Wales - 2 £41,000 -
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 72 (90.00%) LAN
2 67 (83.75%) Cisco
3 62 (77.50%) Firewall
4 50 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
5 39 (48.75%) CCNP
6 35 (43.75%) CheckPoint
7 31 (38.75%) CCNA
8 28 (35.00%) VPN
8 28 (35.00%) Windows
9 27 (33.75%) Juniper
10 24 (30.00%) Wireless
11 23 (28.75%) VMware
11 23 (28.75%) Cisco ASA
12 18 (22.50%) Microsoft
12 18 (22.50%) ITIL
12 18 (22.50%) Network Management
12 18 (22.50%) Cisco Nexus
13 17 (21.25%) Service Delivery
14 16 (20.00%) DNS
14 16 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
15 15 (18.75%) Security Cleared
15 15 (18.75%) Network Design
15 15 (18.75%) F5
15 15 (18.75%) SLA
16 13 (16.25%) Active Directory
16 13 (16.25%) Linux
17 12 (15.00%) VoIP
17 12 (15.00%) MPLS
17 12 (15.00%) OSPF
17 12 (15.00%) VMware ESX

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 8 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.50%) IIS
2 6 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (5.00%) Apache
5 3 (3.75%) Lync
5 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.50%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.25%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (11.25%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.75%) MS Office
3 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.75%) SaaS
2 3 (3.75%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.50%) Office 365
4 1 (1.25%) PaaS
4 1 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 72 (90.00%) LAN
2 62 (77.50%) Firewall
3 28 (35.00%) VPN
4 24 (30.00%) Wireless
5 23 (28.75%) Cisco ASA
6 18 (22.50%) Cisco Nexus
7 16 (20.00%) DNS
8 12 (15.00%) VoIP
8 12 (15.00%) MPLS
8 12 (15.00%) OSPF
9 11 (13.75%) BGP
9 11 (13.75%) SAN
10 10 (12.50%) Internet
10 10 (12.50%) DHCP
11 8 (10.00%) TCP/IP
11 8 (10.00%) Network Security
12 7 (8.75%) Cisco PIX
12 7 (8.75%) FTP
13 6 (7.50%) IPsec
13 6 (7.50%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.50%) MySQL
3 1 (1.25%) Big Data
General
1 11 (13.75%) Finance
2 7 (8.75%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.00%) Legal
3 4 (5.00%) Welsh Language
4 3 (3.75%) Advertising
5 2 (2.50%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.25%) Marketing
6 1 (1.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 44 (55.00%) Network Engineer
2 22 (27.50%) Senior Network Engineer
3 9 (11.25%) Analyst
4 7 (8.75%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 7 (8.75%) Administrator
5 6 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (7.50%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (6.25%) Architect
6 5 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Security Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Network Architect
7 4 (5.00%) Network Administrator
7 4 (5.00%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Firewall Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Escalation Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Senior Architect
8 3 (3.75%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Senior Network Architect
8 3 (3.75%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.50%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.25%) EqualLogic
3 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (1.25%) Derivative
3 1 (1.25%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 28 (35.00%) Windows
2 13 (16.25%) Linux
3 8 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (7.50%) Windows XP
4 6 (7.50%) Windows 7
4 6 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.50%) UNIX
6 2 (2.50%) Ubuntu
6 2 (2.50%) CentOS
6 2 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (22.50%) ITIL
1 18 (22.50%) Network Management
2 17 (21.25%) Service Delivery
3 15 (18.75%) Network Design
4 8 (10.00%) Change Control
5 7 (8.75%) Load Balancing
6 6 (7.50%) Time Management
6 6 (7.50%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (6.25%) Project Management
8 4 (5.00%) Configuration Management
9 3 (3.75%) Line Management
9 3 (3.75%) Mentoring
9 3 (3.75%) Network Architecture
9 3 (3.75%) Software Deployment
9 3 (3.75%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (2.50%) Network Load Balancing
10 2 (2.50%) Performance Testing
10 2 (2.50%) Cyber Security
10 2 (2.50%) Technical Analysis
11 1 (1.25%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.50%) SQL
2 2 (2.50%) Perl
2 2 (2.50%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.25%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.25%) Ruby
3 1 (1.25%) Python
3 1 (1.25%) PHP
3 1 (1.25%) C
3 1 (1.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 50 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (48.75%) CCNP
3 31 (38.75%) CCNA
4 15 (18.75%) Security Cleared
5 10 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 9 (11.25%) Degree
7 7 (8.75%) CCIE
8 4 (5.00%) JNCIS
9 3 (3.75%) CCSE
10 2 (2.50%) DV Cleared
11 1 (1.25%) CCENT
11 1 (1.25%) JNCIA
11 1 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (1.25%) CCDA
11 1 (1.25%) CCDP
11 1 (1.25%) CCIP
11 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (1.25%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (18.75%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (16.25%) Active Directory
3 12 (15.00%) VMware ESX
4 8 (10.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.75%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (3.75%) vSphere
5 3 (3.75%) XenServer
5 3 (3.75%) ProxySG
5 3 (3.75%) ISA Server
6 2 (2.50%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (2.50%) Firmware
7 1 (1.25%) KVM
7 1 (1.25%) Squid
7 1 (1.25%) Xen
7 1 (1.25%) NFS
7 1 (1.25%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1 (1.25%) Puppet
1 1 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.25%) SCVMM
1 1 (1.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 67 (83.75%) Cisco
2 35 (43.75%) CheckPoint
3 27 (33.75%) Juniper
4 23 (28.75%) VMware
5 18 (22.50%) Microsoft
6 15 (18.75%) F5
7 10 (12.50%) Citrix
7 10 (12.50%) Blue Coat
8 8 (10.00%) McAfee
9 7 (8.75%) NetApp
10 5 (6.25%) HP
11 4 (5.00%) Websense
11 4 (5.00%) SonicWALL
11 4 (5.00%) LANDesk
12 3 (3.75%) SolarWinds
12 3 (3.75%) Aruba
12 3 (3.75%) Lumension
12 3 (3.75%) Google
12 3 (3.75%) Dell
12 3 (3.75%) EMC
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