The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 38 56 61
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +5
Permanent jobs citing WAN 35 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 6.60% 1.36% 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.71% 5.00% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 17 4 0
Average salary £45,000 £33,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.36% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
WAN
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Communications & Networking Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
169 100 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 31.89% 27.17% 34.88%
Number of salaries quoted 105 63 67
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +31.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £25,150 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WAN across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

WAN
Salary Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WAN across the Watford region.

WAN Salary Trend in Watford

WAN
Salary Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAN across the Watford region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

WAN Salary Histogram in Watford

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Watford 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 68 (97.14%) LAN
2 51 (72.86%) Cisco
3 49 (70.00%) Firewall
4 41 (58.57%) Microsoft
5 39 (55.71%) Cisco Certification
5 39 (55.71%) VMware
6 38 (54.29%) ITIL
7 36 (51.43%) HP
8 32 (45.71%) VMware Infrastructure
9 29 (41.43%) CheckPoint
10 28 (40.00%) Finance
10 28 (40.00%) Retail
11 27 (38.57%) CCNA
12 25 (35.71%) Windows
12 25 (35.71%) Linux
13 24 (34.29%) VPN
14 23 (32.86%) Change Management
15 22 (31.43%) MPLS
15 22 (31.43%) PaaS
15 22 (31.43%) Lync
16 20 (28.57%) VoIP
17 19 (27.14%) MS Excel
17 19 (27.14%) Active Directory
17 19 (27.14%) Red Hat
18 17 (24.29%) Network Security
19 16 (22.86%) ProCurve
19 16 (22.86%) Hyper-V
19 16 (22.86%) Degree
19 16 (22.86%) Visualisation
19 16 (22.86%) Management Information System

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Watford 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 22 (31.43%) Lync
2 11 (15.71%) MS Exchange
3 10 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (4.29%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.86%) IIS
7 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.43%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 19 (27.14%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.71%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 22 (31.43%) PaaS
2 12 (17.14%) IaaS
3 10 (14.29%) Office 365
4 9 (12.86%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 68 (97.14%) LAN
2 49 (70.00%) Firewall
3 24 (34.29%) VPN
4 22 (31.43%) MPLS
5 20 (28.57%) VoIP
6 17 (24.29%) Network Security
7 13 (18.57%) DNS
7 13 (18.57%) DHCP
8 10 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (14.29%) SAN
8 10 (14.29%) VLAN
9 9 (12.86%) OSPF
9 9 (12.86%) BGP
10 8 (11.43%) IP Telephony
11 6 (8.57%) ISDN
11 6 (8.57%) PBX
11 6 (8.57%) IPsec
11 6 (8.57%) EIGRP
11 6 (8.57%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (7.14%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (5.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 28 (40.00%) Finance
1 28 (40.00%) Retail
2 10 (14.29%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (30.00%) Architect
2 18 (25.71%) Network Engineer
3 16 (22.86%) IT Architect
4 9 (12.86%) Support Engineer
5 6 (8.57%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (8.57%) Server Support
5 6 (8.57%) Technical Support
5 6 (8.57%) Desktop Support
5 6 (8.57%) 3rd Line Server Support
5 6 (8.57%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 6 (8.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (5.71%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Head of IT
7 4 (5.71%) Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Head of Infrastructure
8 3 (4.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Lead Network Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (4.29%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.29%) COM
1 3 (4.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (22.86%) Visualisation
1 16 (22.86%) Management Information System
2 10 (14.29%) Handset
3 6 (8.57%) Mathematics
4 3 (4.29%) Clustering
5 2 (2.86%) CLARiiON
6 1 (1.43%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.43%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.43%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 25 (35.71%) Windows
1 25 (35.71%) Linux
2 11 (15.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (4.29%) HPUX
6 1 (1.43%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.43%) NetWare
6 1 (1.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (54.29%) ITIL
2 23 (32.86%) Change Management
3 16 (22.86%) Information Security
4 10 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 9 (12.86%) PRINCE2
5 9 (12.86%) Project Management
6 5 (7.14%) Business Continuity Planning
6 5 (7.14%) BCP
6 5 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (7.14%) Business Continuity
7 4 (5.71%) Migration
7 4 (5.71%) ITSM
7 4 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (5.71%) TOGAF
7 4 (5.71%) Agile Project Management
7 4 (5.71%) Time Management
7 4 (5.71%) Kanban
7 4 (5.71%) Network Load Balancing
7 4 (5.71%) Network Design
8 3 (4.29%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.57%) C
2 5 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (55.71%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (38.57%) CCNA
3 16 (22.86%) Degree
4 10 (14.29%) CCIE
4 10 (14.29%) CCNP
5 7 (10.00%) MCSE
5 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (8.57%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (7.14%) MCSA
7 5 (7.14%) MCP
8 4 (5.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (5.71%) MCITP
9 3 (4.29%) MCTS
10 1 (1.43%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.86%) SLA
2 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 32 (45.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (27.14%) Active Directory
3 16 (22.86%) Hyper-V
4 11 (15.71%) VMware ESX
5 6 (8.57%) Terminal Services
6 4 (5.71%) vSphere
7 3 (4.29%) XenApp
8 2 (2.86%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.43%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (7.14%) SolarWinds Orion
2 4 (5.71%) Tivoli
3 3 (4.29%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (2.86%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.86%) PureDisk
5 1 (1.43%) SCCM
5 1 (1.43%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 51 (72.86%) Cisco
2 41 (58.57%) Microsoft
3 39 (55.71%) VMware
4 36 (51.43%) HP
5 29 (41.43%) CheckPoint
6 19 (27.14%) Red Hat
7 16 (22.86%) ProCurve
8 14 (20.00%) Fortinet
9 13 (18.57%) Mitel
9 13 (18.57%) Dell
10 11 (15.71%) Aruba
11 10 (14.29%) Meru Networks
12 9 (12.86%) SolarWinds
13 8 (11.43%) Riverbed
14 5 (7.14%) F5
14 5 (7.14%) NetApp
14 5 (7.14%) IBM
15 4 (5.71%) EMC
15 4 (5.71%) Citrix
15 4 (5.71%) Rackspace
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