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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 28 53 43
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -10
Permanent jobs citing WAN 33 18 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 5.91% 3.44% 4.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.76% 12.77% 14.17%
Number of salaries quoted 32 15 14
Average salary £42,500 £50,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +63.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £22,800 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £59,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+10.38% +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
145 141 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 25.99% 26.96% 29.67%
Number of salaries quoted 127 104 80
Average salary £40,000 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +18.75%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 9 February 2016.

WAN Salary Histogram in Watford

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 59 (89.39%) LAN
2 46 (69.70%) Cisco
3 38 (57.58%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (40.91%) CCNP
5 18 (27.27%) Firewall
6 17 (25.76%) VPN
7 15 (22.73%) Windows
8 14 (21.21%) Avaya
8 14 (21.21%) Telecoms
9 13 (19.70%) Nortel
9 13 (19.70%) SQL Server
9 13 (19.70%) Retail
10 11 (16.67%) Windows Server
11 9 (13.64%) Data Centre
11 9 (13.64%) VoIP
12 7 (10.61%) VMware
12 7 (10.61%) PBX
13 6 (9.09%) Citrix
13 6 (9.09%) Active Directory
13 6 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
13 6 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (9.09%) XenApp
13 6 (9.09%) XenDesktop
14 5 (7.58%) PMP
14 5 (7.58%) PMI Certification
14 5 (7.58%) DNS
14 5 (7.58%) Microsoft
14 5 (7.58%) DHCP
14 5 (7.58%) MS Excel
14 5 (7.58%) MS Exchange

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 5 (7.58%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (7.58%) MS Excel
1 5 (7.58%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 59 (89.39%) LAN
2 18 (27.27%) Firewall
3 17 (25.76%) VPN
4 9 (13.64%) VoIP
5 7 (10.61%) PBX
6 5 (7.58%) DHCP
6 5 (7.58%) DNS
6 5 (7.58%) MPLS
6 5 (7.58%) Wireless
7 4 (6.06%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (6.06%) GSM
7 4 (6.06%) TCP/IP
7 4 (6.06%) Unified Communications
7 4 (6.06%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (4.55%) Network Security
8 3 (4.55%) SNMP
9 2 (3.03%) 3G
9 2 (3.03%) Broadband
9 2 (3.03%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.70%) SQL Server
General
1 14 (21.21%) Telecoms
2 13 (19.70%) Retail
3 3 (4.55%) Finance
3 3 (4.55%) Publishing
4 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (39.39%) Network Engineer
2 12 (18.18%) Network Manager
3 8 (12.12%) Senior Network Engineer
4 7 (10.61%) Project Manager
4 7 (10.61%) Support Engineer
4 7 (10.61%) Telecoms Manager
5 5 (7.58%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (7.58%) Telecoms Project Manager
6 4 (6.06%) Analyst
6 4 (6.06%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) VoIP Project Manager
7 3 (4.55%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) 2nd Line Technical Support
7 3 (4.55%) 2nd Line Technical Support Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Architect
7 3 (4.55%) Citrix Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Citrix Support Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.55%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.64%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.06%) IVR
3 3 (4.55%) Driving Licence
3 3 (4.55%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.03%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.03%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (22.73%) Windows
2 11 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 6 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.55%) Windows 8
5 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.03%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.03%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (1.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (7.58%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (7.58%) PRINCE2
1 5 (7.58%) Service Management
2 4 (6.06%) Project Management
2 4 (6.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 3 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (4.55%) Coaching
3 3 (4.55%) People Management
3 3 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (4.55%) TOGAF
4 2 (3.03%) Change Control
4 2 (3.03%) Customer Analysis
4 2 (3.03%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (3.03%) Incident Management
4 2 (3.03%) ITIL
4 2 (3.03%) Line Management
4 2 (3.03%) Problem Management
4 2 (3.03%) Resilience Testing
4 2 (3.03%) Service Delivery
5 1 (1.52%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.58%) SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (57.58%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (40.91%) CCNP
3 5 (7.58%) PMI Certification
3 5 (7.58%) PMP
4 4 (6.06%) CCNA
5 3 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (3.03%) MCSA
6 2 (3.03%) MCSE
6 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 6 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (9.09%) XenApp
1 6 (9.09%) XenDesktop
2 3 (4.55%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.52%) vRealize
Vendors
1 46 (69.70%) Cisco
2 14 (21.21%) Avaya
3 13 (19.70%) Nortel
4 7 (10.61%) VMware
5 6 (9.09%) Citrix
6 5 (7.58%) Microsoft
7 3 (4.55%) EMC
7 3 (4.55%) HP
7 3 (4.55%) NetApp
7 3 (4.55%) SAP
7 3 (4.55%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.52%) CheckPoint
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