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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 67 65 43
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -22
Permanent jobs citing WAN 39 39 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 2.80% 3.04% 4.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.25% 12.11% 21.38%
Number of salaries quoted 35 35 59
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,200 £22,900 £21,400
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +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
240 322 290
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 17.25% 25.06% 22.53%
Number of salaries quoted 223 282 260
Average salary £39,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -8 33 £38,250 -4.37% 2
West Wales +8 4 £50,000 +138.09%
North Wales - 2 £47,500 -
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 65 (94.20%) LAN
2 43 (62.32%) Cisco
3 30 (43.48%) Firewall
4 29 (42.03%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (39.13%) ITIL
6 26 (37.68%) Wireless
7 22 (31.88%) SLA
7 22 (31.88%) CCNA
8 18 (26.09%) Telecoms
9 17 (24.64%) CCNP
10 16 (23.19%) Windows
11 15 (21.74%) CheckPoint
12 14 (20.29%) DNS
13 13 (18.84%) VPN
13 13 (18.84%) VoIP
13 13 (18.84%) Service Delivery
13 13 (18.84%) MPLS
13 13 (18.84%) VMware
13 13 (18.84%) Network Management
13 13 (18.84%) Cisco Nexus
14 11 (15.94%) Data Centre
14 11 (15.94%) HP
14 11 (15.94%) Microsoft
15 10 (14.49%) Citrix
15 10 (14.49%) DPNSS
15 10 (14.49%) QSIG
16 9 (13.04%) OSPF
16 9 (13.04%) Juniper
16 9 (13.04%) ISO 9001
16 9 (13.04%) Operations Management

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (11.59%) Lync
2 7 (10.14%) MS Exchange
3 6 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (4.35%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.45%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (7.25%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.35%) MS Office
3 2 (2.90%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.80%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 65 (94.20%) LAN
2 30 (43.48%) Firewall
3 26 (37.68%) Wireless
4 14 (20.29%) DNS
5 13 (18.84%) VPN
5 13 (18.84%) MPLS
5 13 (18.84%) VoIP
5 13 (18.84%) Cisco Nexus
6 10 (14.49%) QSIG
6 10 (14.49%) DPNSS
7 9 (13.04%) OSPF
8 8 (11.59%) BGP
8 8 (11.59%) DHCP
8 8 (11.59%) PBX
8 8 (11.59%) IPsec
9 6 (8.70%) Network Security
9 6 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (8.70%) Internet
10 5 (7.25%) IPv4
10 5 (7.25%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
General
1 18 (26.09%) Telecoms
2 7 (10.14%) Finance
3 3 (4.35%) Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Electronics
4 1 (1.45%) Legal
4 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 10 (14.49%) Cisco Engineer
3 9 (13.04%) Senior Network Engineer
4 8 (11.59%) Support Engineer
5 7 (10.14%) Consultant
6 5 (7.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) Architect
7 4 (5.80%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.35%) Sales Consultant
8 3 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (4.35%) Pre Sales Consultant
8 3 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) Head of IT
9 2 (2.90%) Firewall Engineer
9 2 (2.90%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (2.90%) Analyst
9 2 (2.90%) Professional Services Consultant
9 2 (2.90%) Cisco Voice Engineer
9 2 (2.90%) Voice Engineer
9 2 (2.90%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.80%) Web Services
1 4 (5.80%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.94%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.25%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.80%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (5.80%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (5.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.90%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (23.19%) Windows
2 5 (7.25%) Linux
3 4 (5.80%) AIX
3 4 (5.80%) Solaris
3 4 (5.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.45%) UNIX
5 1 (1.45%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (39.13%) ITIL
2 13 (18.84%) Service Delivery
2 13 (18.84%) Network Management
3 9 (13.04%) Operations Management
4 8 (11.59%) Load Balancing
4 8 (11.59%) Problem Management
5 6 (8.70%) Change Management
5 6 (8.70%) Change Control
6 5 (7.25%) Capacity Management
6 5 (7.25%) Project Management
6 5 (7.25%) Coaching
7 4 (5.80%) DDoS Mitigation
7 4 (5.80%) WAN Optimisation
7 4 (5.80%) E-Commerce
8 3 (4.35%) PRINCE2
8 3 (4.35%) Information Security
8 3 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (4.35%) Mentoring
9 2 (2.90%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (2.90%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.70%) SQL
2 1 (1.45%) VB
2 1 (1.45%) Python
2 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.45%) C
2 1 (1.45%) Java
2 1 (1.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 29 (42.03%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (31.88%) CCNA
3 17 (24.64%) CCNP
4 8 (11.59%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (8.70%) Security Cleared
6 4 (5.80%) SC Cleared
7 3 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.45%) CCSA
9 1 (1.45%) CCSE
9 1 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.45%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.45%) Degree
9 1 (1.45%) CCENT
9 1 (1.45%) MCSE
9 1 (1.45%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (31.88%) SLA
2 9 (13.04%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 7 (10.14%) Active Directory
1 7 (10.14%) XenApp
2 6 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.35%) XenServer
3 3 (4.35%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.45%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.45%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (1.45%) OpenView
1 1 (1.45%) Nagios
1 1 (1.45%) OPNET
1 1 (1.45%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.45%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (1.45%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 43 (62.32%) Cisco
2 15 (21.74%) CheckPoint
3 13 (18.84%) VMware
4 11 (15.94%) Microsoft
4 11 (15.94%) HP
5 10 (14.49%) Citrix
6 9 (13.04%) Juniper
7 7 (10.14%) F5
8 5 (7.25%) Ruckus Wireless
8 5 (7.25%) Meraki
8 5 (7.25%) Apple
9 4 (5.80%) Oracle
9 4 (5.80%) NetApp
9 4 (5.80%) Red Hat
9 4 (5.80%) IBM
9 4 (5.80%) 3PAR
10 3 (4.35%) Avaya
11 2 (2.90%) Sophos
11 2 (2.90%) Blue Coat
11 2 (2.90%) Barracuda Networks
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