Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for WAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited WAN over the 6 months to 21 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
Bedfordshire > Bedford
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 15 22
Rank change year-on-year +1 +7 +30
Permanent jobs citing WAN 17 42 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedford 8.85% 14.19% 9.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 51.52% 48.84% 47.17%
Number of salaries quoted 9 90 47
Bedford median annual salary £50,000 £56,250 £59,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% -4.66% +31.11%
10th Percentile £21,250 £38,750 £46,500
90th Percentile £59,000 £67,500 £68,200
Bedfordshire median annual salary £40,000 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -27.27% -8.33% +60.00%

WAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Bedford
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 33 86 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedford 17.19% 29.05% 20.99%
Number of salaries quoted 24 76 101
Bedford median annual salary £45,000 £53,750 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.28% -2.27% +37.50%
10th Percentile £21,625 £33,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £59,625 £66,875 £67,000
Bedfordshire median annual salary £42,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -15.00% - +24.22%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedford.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Bedford

WAN
Salary Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WAN in Bedford.

Salary trend for WAN in Bedford

WAN
Salary Histogram in Bedford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Bedford over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Salary histogram for WAN in Bedford

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 Bedford region with a requirement for WAN.

1 17 (100.00%) Cisco
2 16 (94.12%) LAN
3 15 (88.24%) CheckPoint
3 15 (88.24%) Network Security
4 13 (76.47%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (64.71%) Data Centre
6 10 (58.82%) Spanning Tree
6 10 (58.82%) Presales
6 10 (58.82%) Cisco Nexus
6 10 (58.82%) OSPF
6 10 (58.82%) BGP
6 10 (58.82%) CCSE
7 9 (52.94%) Firewall
7 9 (52.94%) CCNP
7 9 (52.94%) Load Balancing
8 8 (47.06%) CCDP
8 8 (47.06%) Network Design
9 4 (23.53%) CCNA
10 3 (17.65%) F5
10 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (17.65%) SAN
10 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
10 3 (17.65%) Windows
10 3 (17.65%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (17.65%) VMware
11 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
11 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
11 2 (11.76%) JSON
11 2 (11.76%) Ruby

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford 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 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) GitHub
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (94.12%) LAN
2 15 (88.24%) Network Security
3 10 (58.82%) BGP
3 10 (58.82%) Cisco Nexus
3 10 (58.82%) OSPF
3 10 (58.82%) Spanning Tree
4 9 (52.94%) Firewall
5 3 (17.65%) SAN
5 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
6 2 (11.76%) tcpdump
6 2 (11.76%) Wireshark
7 1 (5.88%) BIG-IP
7 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Check Point Consultant
1 8 (47.06%) Consultant
1 8 (47.06%) Network Consultant
2 7 (41.18%) Cisco Consultant
2 7 (41.18%) Cisco Network Consultant
2 7 (41.18%) Cisco Security Consultant
2 7 (41.18%) Network Security Consultant
2 7 (41.18%) Security Consultant
3 5 (29.41%) Network Engineer
4 4 (23.53%) Junior
4 4 (23.53%) Junior Network Engineer
5 3 (17.65%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (17.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) Junior Cisco Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) Junior Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) NOC Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) Security Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) JSON
1 2 (11.76%) REST
2 1 (5.88%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 11 (64.71%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.76%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.88%) Clustering
3 1 (5.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (5.88%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (5.88%) iSeries
3 1 (5.88%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Linux
2 2 (11.76%) Unix
3 1 (5.88%) CentOS
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Ubuntu
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Presales
2 9 (52.94%) Load Balancing
3 8 (47.06%) Network Design
4 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
4 2 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (11.76%) DevOps
4 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (11.76%) Line Management
4 2 (11.76%) Release Management
4 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
5 1 (5.88%) Data Management
5 1 (5.88%) Data Security
5 1 (5.88%) DDoS Mitigation
5 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL
5 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) Bash Shell
1 2 (11.76%) Python
1 2 (11.76%) Ruby
2 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (76.47%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (58.82%) CCSE
3 9 (52.94%) CCNP
4 8 (47.06%) CCDP
5 4 (23.53%) CCNA
6 3 (17.65%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (5.88%) A+ Certification
7 1 (5.88%) CCSA
7 1 (5.88%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (5.88%) Degree
7 1 (5.88%) MCP
7 1 (5.88%) MCTS
7 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (11.76%) vSphere
3 1 (5.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Ansible
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) Cisco
2 15 (88.24%) CheckPoint
3 3 (17.65%) F5
3 3 (17.65%) VMware
4 2 (11.76%) Nokia
5 1 (5.88%) Blue Coat
5 1 (5.88%) CA
5 1 (5.88%) Citrix
5 1 (5.88%) Clearswift
5 1 (5.88%) CommVault
5 1 (5.88%) EMC
5 1 (5.88%) FalconStor
5 1 (5.88%) HP
5 1 (5.88%) McAfee
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft