The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 31 29 47
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +18
Permanent jobs citing WAN 32 33 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 5.98% 5.57% 4.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.07% 21.57% 17.99%
Number of salaries quoted 14 31 21
Median salary £51,250 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.88% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £40,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

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
103 153 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 19.25% 25.84% 26.99%
Number of salaries quoted 65 132 101
Median salary £46,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.25% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £40,000 £26,300
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £58,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

The demand trend of job ads across the Watford region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 24 February 2017.

WAN Salary Histogram in Watford

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 Watford region with a requirement for WAN.

1 47 (100.00%) LAN
2 33 (70.21%) Firewall
3 27 (57.45%) Cisco
4 24 (51.06%) MPLS
5 20 (42.55%) VLAN
6 18 (38.30%) Degree
6 18 (38.30%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (38.30%) VPN
6 18 (38.30%) Data Centre
7 16 (34.04%) Microsoft
7 16 (34.04%) CCNP
8 15 (31.91%) Active Directory
8 15 (31.91%) CheckPoint
8 15 (31.91%) ITIL
8 15 (31.91%) Windows
8 15 (31.91%) Windows Server
9 14 (29.79%) Juniper
9 14 (29.79%) VMware
9 14 (29.79%) PaaS
10 13 (27.66%) VMware Infrastructure
10 13 (27.66%) Wireless
11 12 (25.53%) Migration
12 11 (23.40%) CCIE
12 11 (23.40%) Mentoring
13 10 (21.28%) Coaching
13 10 (21.28%) Spanning Tree
13 10 (21.28%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (21.28%) Remote Desktop
13 10 (21.28%) Linux
13 10 (21.28%) E-Commerce

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Watford 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 10 (21.28%) MS Exchange
1 10 (21.28%) Skype for Business
2 4 (8.51%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 14 (29.79%) PaaS
2 10 (21.28%) Office 365
3 4 (8.51%) IaaS
4 3 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (6.38%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 47 (100.00%) LAN
2 33 (70.21%) Firewall
3 24 (51.06%) MPLS
4 20 (42.55%) VLAN
5 18 (38.30%) VPN
6 13 (27.66%) Wireless
7 10 (21.28%) DHCP
7 10 (21.28%) DNS
7 10 (21.28%) ISDN
7 10 (21.28%) PBX
7 10 (21.28%) Remote Desktop
7 10 (21.28%) Spanning Tree
7 10 (21.28%) VoIP
8 9 (19.15%) Cisco IOS
8 9 (19.15%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (19.15%) Network Security
9 8 (17.02%) DWDM
9 8 (17.02%) Frame Relay
9 8 (17.02%) FWSM
10 6 (12.77%) BGP
Development Applications
1 8 (17.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (21.28%) Retail
2 5 (10.64%) Marketing
2 5 (10.64%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.13%) Automotive
3 1 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (29.79%) Network Engineer
2 10 (21.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 10 (21.28%) 3rd Line Support
2 10 (21.28%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 10 (21.28%) Office 365 Engineer
2 10 (21.28%) Support Engineer
3 9 (19.15%) Consultant
3 9 (19.15%) Network Consultant
4 6 (12.77%) Cisco Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Cisco Consultant
5 5 (10.64%) Client Services Manager
5 5 (10.64%) Exchange Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Infrastructure Manager
5 5 (10.64%) ITIL Service Manager
5 5 (10.64%) Linux Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Linux Support
5 5 (10.64%) Presales Consultant
5 5 (10.64%) Server Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) Middleware
2 1 (2.13%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 18 (38.30%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.64%) Blog
3 3 (6.38%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.13%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.13%) Handset
4 1 (2.13%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (31.91%) Windows
1 15 (31.91%) Windows Server
2 10 (21.28%) Linux
2 10 (21.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 10 (21.28%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (21.28%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (21.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.91%) ITIL
2 12 (25.53%) Migration
3 11 (23.40%) Mentoring
4 10 (21.28%) Coaching
4 10 (21.28%) E-Commerce
4 10 (21.28%) Mathematics
5 8 (17.02%) Presales
6 7 (14.89%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (10.64%) Customer Engagement
7 5 (10.64%) Network Design
7 5 (10.64%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (10.64%) Wealth Management
8 4 (8.51%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (6.38%) Customer Requirements
9 3 (6.38%) Service Management
9 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (6.38%) TOGAF
9 3 (6.38%) Translating Business Requirements
10 1 (2.13%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.28%) C
2 5 (10.64%) SQL
3 3 (6.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (38.30%) Cisco Certification
1 18 (38.30%) Degree
2 16 (34.04%) CCNP
3 11 (23.40%) CCIE
4 6 (12.77%) CCNA
5 5 (10.64%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.13%) CCDP
System Software
1 15 (31.91%) Active Directory
2 13 (27.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (21.28%) Terminal Services
3 10 (21.28%) VMware ESX
4 3 (6.38%) Hyper-V
4 3 (6.38%) vSphere
5 1 (2.13%) Firmware
Vendors
1 27 (57.45%) Cisco
2 16 (34.04%) Microsoft
3 15 (31.91%) CheckPoint
4 14 (29.79%) Juniper
4 14 (29.79%) VMware
5 8 (17.02%) F5
6 6 (12.77%) Citrix
6 6 (12.77%) Riverbed
7 5 (10.64%) Aruba
7 5 (10.64%) HP
8 4 (8.51%) Brocade
8 4 (8.51%) Draytek
8 4 (8.51%) Palo Alto
9 3 (6.38%) EMC
9 3 (6.38%) NetApp
9 3 (6.38%) SAP
10 1 (2.13%) SolarWinds