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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 38 58 54
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -4
Permanent jobs citing WAN 30 3 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 5.55% 0.79% 2.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.35% 3.57% 5.93%
Number of salaries quoted 16 1 1
Average salary £47,500 £30,000 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+58.33% -25.92%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.31%
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
155 84 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 28.65% 22.11% 36.49%
Number of salaries quoted 101 54 69
Average salary £48,500 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £23,100
10% offered a salary of more than £70,500 £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 19 September 2014.

WAN Salary Histogram in Watford

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 73 (97.33%) LAN
2 55 (73.33%) Cisco
3 54 (72.00%) Firewall
4 44 (58.67%) VMware
5 42 (56.00%) HP
6 41 (54.67%) Microsoft
7 39 (52.00%) ITIL
8 36 (48.00%) Cisco Certification
8 36 (48.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 31 (41.33%) Finance
10 28 (37.33%) Retail
10 28 (37.33%) CheckPoint
11 27 (36.00%) VPN
12 26 (34.67%) Change Management
12 26 (34.67%) Mentoring
13 25 (33.33%) MPLS
13 25 (33.33%) Linux
13 25 (33.33%) CCNA
14 24 (32.00%) Windows
14 24 (32.00%) VoIP
15 22 (29.33%) PaaS
15 22 (29.33%) Lync
16 20 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
16 20 (26.67%) Active Directory
17 19 (25.33%) Red Hat
17 19 (25.33%) Degree
18 18 (24.00%) Fortinet
18 18 (24.00%) Network Security
19 17 (22.67%) Mitel
19 17 (22.67%) Coaching

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (29.33%) Lync
2 12 (16.00%) MS Exchange
3 11 (14.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.67%) IIS
6 1 (1.33%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 16 (21.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 22 (29.33%) PaaS
2 12 (16.00%) IaaS
3 9 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (9.33%) Office 365
5 5 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 73 (97.33%) LAN
2 54 (72.00%) Firewall
3 27 (36.00%) VPN
4 25 (33.33%) MPLS
5 24 (32.00%) VoIP
6 18 (24.00%) Network Security
7 14 (18.67%) DNS
8 13 (17.33%) DHCP
8 13 (17.33%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (13.33%) VLAN
9 10 (13.33%) SAN
10 9 (12.00%) OSPF
10 9 (12.00%) BGP
11 8 (10.67%) IP Telephony
12 6 (8.00%) IPsec
12 6 (8.00%) EIGRP
12 6 (8.00%) ISDN
12 6 (8.00%) PBX
12 6 (8.00%) TCP/IP
13 5 (6.67%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (5.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 31 (41.33%) Finance
2 28 (37.33%) Retail
3 10 (13.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (30.67%) Architect
2 22 (29.33%) Network Engineer
3 16 (21.33%) IT Architect
4 8 (10.67%) Infrastructure Architect
5 7 (9.33%) Support Engineer
6 6 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (8.00%) Server Support
6 6 (8.00%) Technical Support
6 6 (8.00%) Desktop Support
6 6 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (8.00%) 3rd Line Server Support
6 6 (8.00%) 3rd Line Technical Support
7 5 (6.67%) Cloud Architect
7 5 (6.67%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (6.67%) Lead Network Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Head of Infrastructure
8 4 (5.33%) Analyst
8 4 (5.33%) Senior Network Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Head of IT
9 3 (4.00%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.00%) COM
2 1 (1.33%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 20 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (21.33%) Management Information System
2 16 (21.33%) Visualisation
3 11 (14.67%) Handset
4 6 (8.00%) Mathematics
5 3 (4.00%) Clustering
6 2 (2.67%) CLARiiON
7 1 (1.33%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.33%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.33%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 25 (33.33%) Linux
2 24 (32.00%) Windows
3 12 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (14.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (9.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (4.00%) HPUX
8 2 (2.67%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.33%) NetWare
9 1 (1.33%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.33%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (52.00%) ITIL
2 26 (34.67%) Change Management
2 26 (34.67%) Mentoring
3 17 (22.67%) Coaching
4 16 (21.33%) Information Security
5 10 (13.33%) E-Commerce
6 9 (12.00%) PRINCE2
7 8 (10.67%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (10.67%) Project Management
8 7 (9.33%) Network Design
9 5 (6.67%) Data Management
9 5 (6.67%) BCP
9 5 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (6.67%) E-business
9 5 (6.67%) Financial Analysis
9 5 (6.67%) Business Continuity Planning
9 5 (6.67%) Business Continuity
10 4 (5.33%) People Management
10 4 (5.33%) Network Monitoring
10 4 (5.33%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.00%) C
2 2 (2.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (48.00%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (33.33%) CCNA
3 19 (25.33%) Degree
4 11 (14.67%) CCNP
5 9 (12.00%) CCIE
6 6 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (5.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (5.33%) MCSE
7 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.67%) MCSA
8 2 (2.67%) MCP
9 1 (1.33%) CCSA
9 1 (1.33%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 36 (48.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (26.67%) Active Directory
3 16 (21.33%) Hyper-V
4 11 (14.67%) VMware ESX
5 6 (8.00%) Terminal Services
5 6 (8.00%) XenApp
6 5 (6.67%) vSphere
7 2 (2.67%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.33%) XenServer
8 1 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (9.33%) Tivoli
2 5 (6.67%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (4.00%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (2.67%) PureDisk
4 2 (2.67%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.33%) SCCM
5 1 (1.33%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 55 (73.33%) Cisco
2 44 (58.67%) VMware
3 42 (56.00%) HP
4 41 (54.67%) Microsoft
5 28 (37.33%) CheckPoint
6 19 (25.33%) Red Hat
7 18 (24.00%) Fortinet
8 17 (22.67%) Mitel
9 16 (21.33%) ProCurve
10 14 (18.67%) Aruba
10 14 (18.67%) Dell
11 13 (17.33%) Meru Networks
12 12 (16.00%) SolarWinds
13 8 (10.67%) IBM
13 8 (10.67%) NetApp
14 7 (9.33%) EMC
14 7 (9.33%) Citrix
14 7 (9.33%) Riverbed
15 5 (6.67%) BMC
15 5 (6.67%) CA
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