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 3 months to 27 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
Bedfordshire / Bedford
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 24 18
Rank change year-on-year +2 -6  
Permanent jobs citing WAN 9 13 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedford 7.14% 7.03% 8.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 50.00% 24.07% 42.11%
Number of salaries quoted 7 13 21
Median salary £47,500 £67,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -29.10% +48.88%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -1.23% -2.40%  

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

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Bedford
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 18 54 57
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 14.29% 29.19% 20.50%
Number of salaries quoted 15 54 48
Median salary £47,500 £65,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -26.92% +44.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £67,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,250
% change year-on-year -5.88% +0.59%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedford citing WAN as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Salary histogram for WAN in Bedford

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 Bedford region with a requirement for WAN.

1 32 (100.00%) LAN
2 31 (96.88%) Cisco Certification
3 30 (93.75%) Cisco
3 30 (93.75%) Cisco Nexus
4 28 (87.50%) CCNP
5 25 (78.13%) TCP/IP
6 22 (68.75%) Network Management
7 19 (59.38%) CheckPoint
8 18 (56.25%) OSPF
8 18 (56.25%) BGP
8 18 (56.25%) CCSA
8 18 (56.25%) CCSE
8 18 (56.25%) Spanning Tree
9 16 (50.00%) Network Security
10 15 (46.88%) Data Centre
10 15 (46.88%) Firewall
11 13 (40.63%) Wireless
11 13 (40.63%) ITIL
11 13 (40.63%) tcpdump
11 13 (40.63%) Wireshark
12 12 (37.50%) VLAN
12 12 (37.50%) SolarWinds
12 12 (37.50%) VoIP
12 12 (37.50%) VPN
12 12 (37.50%) DNS
12 12 (37.50%) DHCP
12 12 (37.50%) IPv4
12 12 (37.50%) CCIE
12 12 (37.50%) FTP
13 11 (34.38%) Disaster Recovery

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:

Applications
1 7 (21.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 32 (100.00%) LAN
2 30 (93.75%) Cisco Nexus
3 25 (78.13%) TCP/IP
4 18 (56.25%) BGP
4 18 (56.25%) OSPF
4 18 (56.25%) Spanning Tree
5 16 (50.00%) Network Security
6 15 (46.88%) Firewall
7 13 (40.63%) tcpdump
7 13 (40.63%) Wireless
7 13 (40.63%) Wireshark
8 12 (37.50%) DHCP
8 12 (37.50%) DNS
8 12 (37.50%) FTP
8 12 (37.50%) IPv4
8 12 (37.50%) VLAN
8 12 (37.50%) VoIP
8 12 (37.50%) VPN
9 3 (9.38%) BIG-IP
10 1 (3.13%) DMVPN
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Consultant
1 10 (31.25%) Network Consultant
1 10 (31.25%) Network Security Consultant
1 10 (31.25%) Security Consultant
2 9 (28.13%) Network Engineer
3 8 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 8 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (15.63%) Check Point Consultant
4 5 (15.63%) Cisco Consultant
4 5 (15.63%) Cisco Network Consultant
4 5 (15.63%) Cisco Security Consultant
4 5 (15.63%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 5 (15.63%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (15.63%) Security Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Cisco Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) Network Manager
5 4 (12.50%) Network Operations Manager
5 4 (12.50%) Operations Manager
5 4 (12.50%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 15 (46.88%) Data Centre
2 9 (28.13%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (18.75%) Driving Licence
4 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.13%) CMDB
5 1 (3.13%) Private Cloud
5 1 (3.13%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Android
1 1 (3.13%) Unix
1 1 (3.13%) Windows
1 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (68.75%) Network Management
2 13 (40.63%) ITIL
3 11 (34.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (34.38%) Problem Management
4 8 (25.00%) Presales
5 7 (21.88%) Load Balancing
6 4 (12.50%) ITIL V3
7 2 (6.25%) Project Management
8 1 (3.13%) Change Control
8 1 (3.13%) Configuration Management
8 1 (3.13%) Mentoring
8 1 (3.13%) Service Design
Qualifications
1 31 (96.88%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (87.50%) CCNP
3 18 (56.25%) CCSA
3 18 (56.25%) CCSE
4 12 (37.50%) CCIE
5 11 (34.38%) CCDP
6 3 (9.38%) CCNA
6 3 (9.38%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (3.13%) MCP
7 1 (3.13%) MCSE
7 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 30 (93.75%) Cisco
2 19 (59.38%) CheckPoint
3 12 (37.50%) SolarWinds
4 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (12.50%) F5
6 3 (9.38%) CA
7 1 (3.13%) Apple
7 1 (3.13%) Citrix
7 1 (3.13%) Intel
7 1 (3.13%) Mitel
7 1 (3.13%) Riverbed
7 1 (3.13%) VMware