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 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 33 28 50
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +22
Permanent jobs citing WAN 27 34 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 5.24% 6.45% 4.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 32.93% 28.33% 16.11%
Number of salaries quoted 12 34 22
Median salary £47,500 £43,750 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,900 £40,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%

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
82 120 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 15.92% 22.77% 28.17%
Number of salaries quoted 54 98 110
Median salary £45,500 £42,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.05% -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £36,000 £29,800
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 21 January 2017.

WAN Salary Histogram in Watford

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 49 (100.00%) LAN
2 42 (85.71%) Firewall
3 28 (57.14%) VLAN
4 27 (55.10%) MPLS
5 24 (48.98%) VPN
5 24 (48.98%) ITIL
5 24 (48.98%) Cisco
6 22 (44.90%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (42.86%) Degree
7 21 (42.86%) Data Centre
8 20 (40.82%) Windows Server
8 20 (40.82%) Active Directory
8 20 (40.82%) CCNP
8 20 (40.82%) CheckPoint
8 20 (40.82%) Windows
9 19 (38.78%) PaaS
10 17 (34.69%) Microsoft
11 16 (32.65%) VMware
11 16 (32.65%) Retail
11 16 (32.65%) Mentoring
12 15 (30.61%) Coaching
12 15 (30.61%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (30.61%) Remote Desktop
12 15 (30.61%) Mathematics
12 15 (30.61%) Skype for Business
12 15 (30.61%) Office 365
12 15 (30.61%) VMware Infrastructure
12 15 (30.61%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (30.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (30.61%) VMware ESX

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 15 (30.61%) MS Exchange
1 15 (30.61%) Skype for Business
2 4 (8.16%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 19 (38.78%) PaaS
2 15 (30.61%) Office 365
3 4 (8.16%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (100.00%) LAN
2 42 (85.71%) Firewall
3 28 (57.14%) VLAN
4 27 (55.10%) MPLS
5 24 (48.98%) VPN
6 15 (30.61%) DHCP
6 15 (30.61%) DNS
6 15 (30.61%) ISDN
6 15 (30.61%) PBX
6 15 (30.61%) Remote Desktop
6 15 (30.61%) VoIP
7 13 (26.53%) Spanning Tree
8 12 (24.49%) Cisco IOS
9 9 (18.37%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (18.37%) Network Security
9 9 (18.37%) Wireless
10 8 (16.33%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (16.33%) DMZ
10 8 (16.33%) IP Telephony
10 8 (16.33%) IPsec
Development Applications
1 5 (10.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (32.65%) Retail
2 8 (16.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.04%) Automotive
3 1 (2.04%) Marketing
3 1 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (34.69%) Network Engineer
2 15 (30.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 15 (30.61%) 3rd Line Support
2 15 (30.61%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 15 (30.61%) Office 365 Engineer
2 15 (30.61%) Support Engineer
3 10 (20.41%) Linux Engineer
3 10 (20.41%) Linux Support
3 10 (20.41%) Linux Support Engineer
4 9 (18.37%) Cisco Engineer
4 9 (18.37%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (10.20%) Client Services Manager
5 5 (10.20%) Exchange Engineer
5 5 (10.20%) Infrastructure Manager
5 5 (10.20%) ITIL Manager
5 5 (10.20%) Server Engineer
5 5 (10.20%) Service Manager
5 5 (10.20%) Windows Engineer
5 5 (10.20%) Windows Server Engineer
5 5 (10.20%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 21 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 15 (30.61%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.04%) Blog
3 1 (2.04%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.04%) Handset
3 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.04%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 20 (40.82%) Windows
1 20 (40.82%) Windows Server
2 15 (30.61%) Linux
2 15 (30.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 15 (30.61%) Windows Server 2003
2 15 (30.61%) Windows Server 2008
2 15 (30.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (48.98%) ITIL
2 16 (32.65%) Mentoring
3 15 (30.61%) Coaching
3 15 (30.61%) E-Commerce
4 9 (18.37%) Migration
5 5 (10.20%) Network Design
5 5 (10.20%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (10.20%) Wealth Management
6 4 (8.16%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (8.16%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.04%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.04%) Customer Engagement
7 1 (2.04%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.04%) Line Management
7 1 (2.04%) Network Management
7 1 (2.04%) Patch Management
7 1 (2.04%) Presales
7 1 (2.04%) Project Management
7 1 (2.04%) Security Patching
7 1 (2.04%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (30.61%) C
2 5 (10.20%) SQL
3 3 (6.12%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (44.90%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (42.86%) Degree
3 20 (40.82%) CCNP
4 9 (18.37%) CCNA
5 8 (16.33%) CCIE
6 5 (10.20%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.04%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (40.82%) Active Directory
2 15 (30.61%) Terminal Services
2 15 (30.61%) VMware ESX
2 15 (30.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.04%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 24 (48.98%) Cisco
2 20 (40.82%) CheckPoint
3 17 (34.69%) Microsoft
4 16 (32.65%) VMware
5 10 (20.41%) Juniper
6 8 (16.33%) F5
7 6 (12.24%) Citrix
8 5 (10.20%) Riverbed
9 4 (8.16%) Brocade
9 4 (8.16%) Draytek
9 4 (8.16%) Palo Alto
10 3 (6.12%) NetApp
11 1 (2.04%) Aruba
11 1 (2.04%) Avaya
11 1 (2.04%) HP
11 1 (2.04%) Nortel
11 1 (2.04%) SolarWinds