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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 42 44 46
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Permanent jobs citing WAN 33 11 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 5.57% 2.89% 3.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.12% 12.64% 11.30%
Number of salaries quoted 27 4 5
Average salary £47,500 £37,500 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.66% -7.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,550 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £45,000 £53,700
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +5.26%
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
164 87 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 27.70% 22.83% 29.19%
Number of salaries quoted 112 59 65
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £69,000
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 31 October 2014.

WAN Salary Histogram in Watford

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 (87.95%) LAN
2 57 (68.67%) Cisco
3 52 (62.65%) Firewall
4 41 (49.40%) VMware
4 41 (49.40%) Microsoft
5 39 (46.99%) HP
6 38 (45.78%) ITIL
7 34 (40.96%) VPN
8 32 (38.55%) VMware Infrastructure
9 31 (37.35%) Cisco Certification
9 31 (37.35%) Windows
10 28 (33.73%) CheckPoint
11 27 (32.53%) VoIP
11 27 (32.53%) Mentoring
12 25 (30.12%) MPLS
12 25 (30.12%) Finance
13 21 (25.30%) Active Directory
13 21 (25.30%) Network Security
14 20 (24.10%) CCNA
14 20 (24.10%) Linux
14 20 (24.10%) Retail
15 19 (22.89%) Change Management
15 19 (22.89%) Lync
16 18 (21.69%) Fortinet
17 16 (19.28%) Mitel
17 16 (19.28%) DNS
17 16 (19.28%) PaaS
18 15 (18.07%) Degree
19 14 (16.87%) Windows Server 2008
19 14 (16.87%) Hyper-V

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 19 (22.89%) Lync
2 14 (16.87%) MS Exchange
3 13 (15.66%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (6.02%) Apache
4 5 (6.02%) Tomcat
5 4 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.41%) IIS
8 1 (1.20%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 11 (13.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.20%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (19.28%) PaaS
2 10 (12.05%) IaaS
3 8 (9.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (7.23%) Office 365
5 5 (6.02%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 73 (87.95%) LAN
2 52 (62.65%) Firewall
3 34 (40.96%) VPN
4 27 (32.53%) VoIP
5 25 (30.12%) MPLS
6 21 (25.30%) Network Security
7 16 (19.28%) DNS
8 13 (15.66%) DHCP
8 13 (15.66%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (12.05%) OSPF
9 10 (12.05%) BGP
9 10 (12.05%) VLAN
9 10 (12.05%) SAN
10 9 (10.84%) FTP
11 8 (9.64%) IP Telephony
11 8 (9.64%) TCP/IP
12 6 (7.23%) IPsec
12 6 (7.23%) EIGRP
12 6 (7.23%) PBX
12 6 (7.23%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.84%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (4.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 25 (30.12%) Finance
2 20 (24.10%) Retail
3 10 (12.05%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (27.71%) Network Engineer
2 17 (20.48%) Architect
3 10 (12.05%) IT Architect
4 9 (10.84%) Analyst
4 9 (10.84%) Support Engineer
5 6 (7.23%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (7.23%) Server Support
5 6 (7.23%) Project Manager
5 6 (7.23%) Desktop Support
5 6 (7.23%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (7.23%) Technical Support
5 6 (7.23%) 3rd Line Server Support
5 6 (7.23%) 3rd Line Technical Support
6 5 (6.02%) Cloud Architect
6 5 (6.02%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (6.02%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (6.02%) Infrastructure Manager
6 5 (6.02%) Applications Support Analyst
6 5 (6.02%) Senior Network Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Lead Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.23%) COM
2 3 (3.61%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.87%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (15.66%) Visualisation
3 11 (13.25%) Handset
4 10 (12.05%) Management Information System
5 6 (7.23%) Mathematics
6 3 (3.61%) Clustering
7 2 (2.41%) CLARiiON
8 1 (1.20%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.20%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.20%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 31 (37.35%) Windows
2 20 (24.10%) Linux
3 14 (16.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (15.66%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (10.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (7.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (6.02%) UNIX
8 4 (4.82%) Windows XP
9 3 (3.61%) HPUX
9 3 (3.61%) Windows Vista
9 3 (3.61%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.20%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.20%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (45.78%) ITIL
2 27 (32.53%) Mentoring
3 19 (22.89%) Change Management
4 12 (14.46%) Coaching
5 10 (12.05%) PRINCE2
5 10 (12.05%) Information Security
6 9 (10.84%) E-Commerce
7 8 (9.64%) Network Design
8 5 (6.02%) E-business
8 5 (6.02%) Data Management
8 5 (6.02%) Financial Analysis
9 4 (4.82%) Network Management
9 4 (4.82%) Network Load Balancing
9 4 (4.82%) Migration
9 4 (4.82%) Business Continuity
9 4 (4.82%) BCP
9 4 (4.82%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (4.82%) Service Management
9 4 (4.82%) Business Continuity Planning
9 4 (4.82%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.43%) SQL
2 6 (7.23%) C
3 5 (6.02%) Java
Qualifications
1 31 (37.35%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (24.10%) CCNA
3 15 (18.07%) Degree
4 12 (14.46%) CCNP
5 10 (12.05%) CCIE
5 10 (12.05%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (4.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (4.82%) MCSE
6 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (2.41%) MCSA
7 2 (2.41%) MCP
7 2 (2.41%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.41%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.20%) CCSA
8 1 (1.20%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.20%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.82%) SLA
2 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 32 (38.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (25.30%) Active Directory
3 14 (16.87%) Hyper-V
4 11 (13.25%) VMware ESX
5 6 (7.23%) vSphere
5 6 (7.23%) XenApp
5 6 (7.23%) Terminal Services
6 5 (6.02%) Samba
6 5 (6.02%) Terminal Server
7 3 (3.61%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.41%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.20%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (8.43%) Tivoli
2 4 (4.82%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (3.61%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (2.41%) PureDisk
4 2 (2.41%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.20%) SCCM
5 1 (1.20%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 57 (68.67%) Cisco
2 41 (49.40%) Microsoft
2 41 (49.40%) VMware
3 39 (46.99%) HP
4 28 (33.73%) CheckPoint
5 18 (21.69%) Fortinet
6 16 (19.28%) Mitel
7 13 (15.66%) ProCurve
7 13 (15.66%) Red Hat
7 13 (15.66%) Aruba
7 13 (15.66%) Meru Networks
7 13 (15.66%) Dell
7 13 (15.66%) Citrix
8 11 (13.25%) SolarWinds
9 8 (9.64%) IBM
9 8 (9.64%) NetApp
10 7 (8.43%) EMC
10 7 (8.43%) Riverbed
11 5 (6.02%) BMC
11 5 (6.02%) CA
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