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 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK / Wales
Rank 60 67 65
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Permanent jobs citing WAN 35 40 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 3.22% 3.18% 3.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.74% 16.74% 15.14%
Number of salaries quoted 30 34 39
Median salary £37,500 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £39,700 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £50,000 £47,800
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%

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
161 239 284
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 14.80% 19.03% 21.23%
Number of salaries quoted 125 209 232
Median salary £40,000 £41,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +7.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £51,000 £53,500
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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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 21 £40,000 -20.00% 3
North Wales +4 7 £24,500 -38.75% 2
West Wales - 5 £45,000 - 1
Mid Wales - 2 - -
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 67 (93.06%) LAN
2 32 (44.44%) Cisco
2 32 (44.44%) Windows
3 28 (38.89%) Telecoms
4 26 (36.11%) Microsoft
5 25 (34.72%) Windows Server
6 24 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (31.94%) Avaya
8 21 (29.17%) CCNP
8 21 (29.17%) VPN
8 21 (29.17%) DNS
8 21 (29.17%) Firewall
9 20 (27.78%) ITIL
10 19 (26.39%) VMware
11 17 (23.61%) MS Exchange
11 17 (23.61%) DHCP
11 17 (23.61%) Internet
11 17 (23.61%) F5
11 17 (23.61%) Office 365
12 16 (22.22%) MPLS
13 15 (20.83%) CheckPoint
13 15 (20.83%) SLA
13 15 (20.83%) SQL Server
13 15 (20.83%) Wi-Fi
13 15 (20.83%) Hyper-V
13 15 (20.83%) XenServer
13 15 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2013
14 14 (19.44%) MS Excel
15 13 (18.06%) Active Directory
15 13 (18.06%) OSPF

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 17 (23.61%) MS Exchange
2 15 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (5.56%) Apache
5 4 (5.56%) JBoss
6 3 (4.17%) Tomcat
6 3 (4.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (19.44%) MS Excel
2 10 (13.89%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 17 (23.61%) Office 365
2 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.78%) IaaS
3 2 (2.78%) PaaS
4 1 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.39%) G Suite
4 1 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 67 (93.06%) LAN
2 21 (29.17%) DNS
2 21 (29.17%) Firewall
2 21 (29.17%) VPN
3 17 (23.61%) DHCP
3 17 (23.61%) Internet
4 16 (22.22%) MPLS
5 15 (20.83%) Wi-Fi
6 13 (18.06%) BGP
6 13 (18.06%) OSPF
7 12 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (15.28%) Unified Communications
9 10 (13.89%) BIG-IP
9 10 (13.89%) Cisco Nexus
9 10 (13.89%) IPsec
9 10 (13.89%) Structured Cabling
10 8 (11.11%) Ethernet
11 7 (9.72%) Broadband
11 7 (9.72%) SSL
12 6 (8.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.72%) MySQL
3 5 (6.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (6.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 28 (38.89%) Telecoms
2 12 (16.67%) Finance
3 9 (12.50%) Banking
4 5 (6.94%) Retail
5 4 (5.56%) Advertising
5 4 (5.56%) Manufacturing
6 3 (4.17%) Back Office
7 1 (1.39%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 14 (19.44%) Support Engineer
2 13 (18.06%) Network Engineer
3 12 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (13.89%) Architect
4 10 (13.89%) Head of Infrastructure
4 10 (13.89%) Network Architect
4 10 (13.89%) Systems Engineer
5 9 (12.50%) Cisco Architect
5 9 (12.50%) Cisco Network Architect
6 8 (11.11%) IT Engineer
6 8 (11.11%) IT Manager
7 7 (9.72%) IT Support
7 7 (9.72%) IT Support Engineer
7 7 (9.72%) Senior Network Engineer
7 7 (9.72%) Server Engineer
7 7 (9.72%) Server Support
7 7 (9.72%) Systems Support
7 7 (9.72%) Systems Support Engineer
8 6 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support
8 6 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.17%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.28%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (15.28%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.72%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (6.94%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.17%) Statistics
4 3 (4.17%) User Experience
5 2 (2.78%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.78%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.39%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.39%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 32 (44.44%) Windows
2 25 (34.72%) Windows Server
3 11 (15.28%) Linux
4 6 (8.33%) Unix
4 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (6.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (4.17%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.78%) VyOS
9 1 (1.39%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.39%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (27.78%) ITIL
2 12 (16.67%) Information Security
3 11 (15.28%) Project Management
4 9 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 8 (11.11%) Migration
6 7 (9.72%) Infrastructure Management
6 7 (9.72%) Server Virtualisation
6 7 (9.72%) Service Management
6 7 (9.72%) Web Design
7 6 (8.33%) Coaching
8 5 (6.94%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (6.94%) Service Delivery
9 4 (5.56%) Change Control
9 4 (5.56%) Risk Management
10 3 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (4.17%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
10 3 (4.17%) Incident Management
10 3 (4.17%) Performance Engineering
10 3 (4.17%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.89%) SQL
2 1 (1.39%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (29.17%) CCNP
3 12 (16.67%) Degree
4 10 (13.89%) MCSE
4 10 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (8.33%) CCNA
5 6 (8.33%) MCSA
6 5 (6.94%) CCDP
7 4 (5.56%) CCSA
7 4 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.78%) CCIE
8 2 (2.78%) CCSE
8 2 (2.78%) CISSP
8 2 (2.78%) JNCIA
8 2 (2.78%) JNCIS
8 2 (2.78%) RHCE
8 2 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.39%) JNCIP
9 1 (1.39%) MCITP
9 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (20.83%) SLA
2 3 (4.17%) BS7799
3 2 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (20.83%) Hyper-V
1 15 (20.83%) XenServer
2 13 (18.06%) Active Directory
3 12 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (11.11%) XenApp
4 8 (11.11%) XenDesktop
5 3 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (9.72%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (2.78%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (2.78%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 32 (44.44%) Cisco
2 26 (36.11%) Microsoft
3 23 (31.94%) Avaya
4 19 (26.39%) VMware
5 17 (23.61%) F5
6 15 (20.83%) CheckPoint
7 10 (13.89%) SolarWinds
8 8 (11.11%) Citrix
8 8 (11.11%) Dell
9 7 (9.72%) Aastra
9 7 (9.72%) Apple
10 4 (5.56%) IBM
10 4 (5.56%) Juniper
10 4 (5.56%) Red Hat
11 3 (4.17%) Blue Coat
11 3 (4.17%) CA
11 3 (4.17%) Intel
11 3 (4.17%) Sun
12 2 (2.78%) Clearswift
12 2 (2.78%) Intel Security
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