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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 41 30 52
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +22
Permanent jobs citing WAN 18 39 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 3.33% 7.25% 3.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.22% 31.20% 12.95%
Number of salaries quoted 16 24 11
Average salary £45,000 £36,750 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.44% +36.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £21,150 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +10.66%
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
111 125 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 20.52% 23.23% 24.13%
Number of salaries quoted 80 79 103
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £26,300 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,400 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 29 April 2016.

WAN Salary Histogram in Watford

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 46 (92.00%) LAN
2 39 (78.00%) Cisco
3 34 (68.00%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (50.00%) CCNP
5 17 (34.00%) Firewall
6 15 (30.00%) VPN
7 13 (26.00%) Windows
7 13 (26.00%) Avaya
8 12 (24.00%) SQL Server
9 10 (20.00%) VMware
9 10 (20.00%) Retail
9 10 (20.00%) Windows Server
10 9 (18.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (16.00%) MS Exchange
11 8 (16.00%) Microsoft
11 8 (16.00%) Nortel
11 8 (16.00%) Data Centre
12 7 (14.00%) vSphere
13 6 (12.00%) Network Security
13 6 (12.00%) SQL
13 6 (12.00%) MPLS
14 5 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
14 5 (10.00%) Finance
14 5 (10.00%) CCNA
14 5 (10.00%) Active Directory
14 5 (10.00%) DNS
14 5 (10.00%) DHCP
14 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
15 4 (8.00%) EqualLogic
15 4 (8.00%) 3PAR

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 8 (16.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (6.00%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 46 (92.00%) LAN
2 17 (34.00%) Firewall
3 15 (30.00%) VPN
4 6 (12.00%) MPLS
4 6 (12.00%) Network Security
5 5 (10.00%) DHCP
5 5 (10.00%) DNS
6 4 (8.00%) SAN
6 4 (8.00%) Spanning Tree
7 3 (6.00%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (6.00%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (6.00%) SNMP
7 3 (6.00%) VoIP
8 2 (4.00%) DSL
8 2 (4.00%) Internet
9 1 (2.00%) GSM
9 1 (2.00%) PBX
9 1 (2.00%) Unified Communications
9 1 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (2.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (24.00%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (20.00%) Retail
2 5 (10.00%) Finance
3 4 (8.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (56.00%) Network Engineer
2 9 (18.00%) Network Manager
3 8 (16.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Architect
5 4 (8.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Security Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (6.00%) IP Network Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Senior Architect
6 3 (6.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.00%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.00%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) IT Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (4.00%) Presales Solution Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.00%) EqualLogic
2 4 (8.00%) Spread Betting
3 3 (6.00%) Driving Licence
3 3 (6.00%) Public Cloud
4 2 (4.00%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.00%) IVR
5 1 (2.00%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.00%) Windows
2 10 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (6.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.00%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (8.00%) Network Design
3 3 (6.00%) Line Management
3 3 (6.00%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (4.00%) People Management
4 2 (4.00%) Presales
4 2 (4.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (4.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (4.00%) Service Management
4 2 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (4.00%) TOGAF
4 2 (4.00%) Translating Business Requirements
5 1 (2.00%) Change Control
5 1 (2.00%) Customer Analysis
5 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (2.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.00%) ITIL
5 1 (2.00%) Project Management
5 1 (2.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.00%) SQL
2 2 (4.00%) C++
2 2 (4.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 34 (68.00%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (50.00%) CCNP
3 5 (10.00%) CCNA
4 4 (8.00%) MCSE
4 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.00%) DV Cleared
5 2 (4.00%) PMI Certification
5 2 (4.00%) PMP
5 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.00%) MCSA
6 1 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (18.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (14.00%) vSphere
3 5 (10.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (6.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.00%) VMware ESX
5 2 (4.00%) VMware Server
Vendors
1 39 (78.00%) Cisco
2 13 (26.00%) Avaya
3 10 (20.00%) VMware
4 8 (16.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (16.00%) Nortel
5 4 (8.00%) 3PAR
5 4 (8.00%) CheckPoint
5 4 (8.00%) Dell
5 4 (8.00%) HP
6 3 (6.00%) SAP
6 3 (6.00%) SolarWinds
7 2 (4.00%) EMC
7 2 (4.00%) NetApp
7 2 (4.00%) Symantec
8 1 (2.00%) Mitel
8 1 (2.00%) Veeam