Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 55 55
Rank change year-on-year +18 0 +6
Permanent jobs citing WAN 60 66 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 5.44% 4.06% 4.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.70% 28.57% 28.40%
Number of salaries quoted 43 95 88
Bedfordshire median annual salary £41,500 £51,500 £56,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.42% -8.44% +70.45%
10th Percentile £22,300 £38,750 £41,175
90th Percentile £58,750 £67,500 £76,200
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%

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 Bedfordshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Bedfordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 202 231 338
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 18.33% 14.22% 17.07%
Number of salaries quoted 170 199 291
Bedfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.06% +3.16% +26.67%
10th Percentile £22,500 £25,250 £25,364
90th Percentile £66,250 £67,500 £66,250
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Bedfordshire

WAN
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Salary trend for WAN in Bedfordshire

WAN
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for WAN in Bedfordshire

WAN
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford +17 40 £38,000 -30.91%
Luton -7 5 £42,500 -15.84%
Leighton Buzzard - 1 £33,000 -
WAN
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 54 (90.00%) LAN
2 51 (85.00%) Cisco
3 46 (76.67%) Cisco Certification
4 42 (70.00%) CheckPoint
5 41 (68.33%) Network Security
6 35 (58.33%) Firewall
7 31 (51.67%) Data Centre
8 28 (46.67%) CCNP
9 25 (41.67%) Cisco Nexus
10 24 (40.00%) Spanning Tree
11 23 (38.33%) OSPF
11 23 (38.33%) BGP
11 23 (38.33%) CCSE
12 22 (36.67%) CCDP
12 22 (36.67%) Presales
13 20 (33.33%) CCNA
14 18 (30.00%) CCSA
15 17 (28.33%) Network Design
15 17 (28.33%) Microsoft
16 15 (25.00%) Windows
17 14 (23.33%) TCP/IP
17 14 (23.33%) Load Balancing
18 13 (21.67%) Driving Licence
18 13 (21.67%) Network Management
19 12 (20.00%) MS Visio
19 12 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
19 12 (20.00%) VMware
20 11 (18.33%) Wireshark
20 11 (18.33%) SAN
20 11 (18.33%) tcpdump

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 4 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (20.00%) MS Visio
2 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.33%) Office 365
2 3 (5.00%) GitHub
3 2 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 54 (90.00%) LAN
2 41 (68.33%) Network Security
3 35 (58.33%) Firewall
4 25 (41.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 24 (40.00%) Spanning Tree
6 23 (38.33%) BGP
6 23 (38.33%) OSPF
7 14 (23.33%) TCP/IP
8 11 (18.33%) SAN
8 11 (18.33%) tcpdump
8 11 (18.33%) Wireshark
9 5 (8.33%) Internet
10 4 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (6.67%) VLAN
11 3 (5.00%) Unified Communications
12 1 (1.67%) BIG-IP
12 1 (1.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 1 (1.67%) Intranet
12 1 (1.67%) Structured Cabling
12 1 (1.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (5.00%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (1.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (35.00%) Network Engineer
2 19 (31.67%) Consultant
2 19 (31.67%) Network Consultant
3 17 (28.33%) Network Security Consultant
3 17 (28.33%) Security Consultant
4 15 (25.00%) Check Point Consultant
5 13 (21.67%) Cisco Consultant
5 13 (21.67%) Cisco Network Consultant
5 13 (21.67%) Support Engineer
6 12 (20.00%) Cisco Security Consultant
7 11 (18.33%) Cisco Engineer
7 11 (18.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 8 (13.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 8 (13.33%) Network Security Engineer
8 8 (13.33%) Network Support
8 8 (13.33%) Security Engineer
9 7 (11.67%) 3rd Line Support
9 7 (11.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 7 (11.67%) Network Support Engineer
10 6 (10.00%) Cisco Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.00%) Flash
1 3 (5.00%) JSON
1 3 (5.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 31 (51.67%) Data Centre
2 13 (21.67%) Driving Licence
3 5 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.00%) Clustering
4 3 (5.00%) EMC VMAX
4 3 (5.00%) EPoS
5 2 (3.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (3.33%) iSeries
5 2 (3.33%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (25.00%) Windows
2 8 (13.33%) Windows Server
3 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (6.67%) Windows 10
4 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (5.00%) Linux
5 3 (5.00%) Unix
5 3 (5.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.33%) CentOS
6 2 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.33%) Ubuntu
6 2 (3.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (36.67%) Presales
2 17 (28.33%) Network Design
3 14 (23.33%) Load Balancing
4 13 (21.67%) Network Management
5 8 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (11.67%) ITIL
7 5 (8.33%) Project Management
8 4 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (6.67%) ITSM
8 4 (6.67%) Proactive Monitoring
8 4 (6.67%) Service Management
9 3 (5.00%) Configuration Management
9 3 (5.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (5.00%) DevOps
9 3 (5.00%) Incident Management
9 3 (5.00%) Release Management
9 3 (5.00%) Service Delivery
9 3 (5.00%) Time Management
10 2 (3.33%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (5.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (5.00%) Python
1 3 (5.00%) Ruby
2 2 (3.33%) Shell Script
2 2 (3.33%) VBScript
3 1 (1.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (76.67%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (46.67%) CCNP
3 23 (38.33%) CCSE
4 22 (36.67%) CCDP
5 20 (33.33%) CCNA
6 18 (30.00%) CCSA
7 7 (11.67%) Check Point Certification
7 7 (11.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (10.00%) MCP
9 5 (8.33%) Network+ Certification
10 4 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (6.67%) MCSE
11 3 (5.00%) A+ Certification
11 3 (5.00%) Degree
12 2 (3.33%) MCTS
13 1 (1.67%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (8.33%) vSphere
4 2 (3.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.33%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (3.33%) XenApp
5 1 (1.67%) Firmware
5 1 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (5.00%) Ansible
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.67%) SCCM
3 1 (1.67%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 51 (85.00%) Cisco
2 42 (70.00%) CheckPoint
3 17 (28.33%) Microsoft
4 12 (20.00%) VMware
5 5 (8.33%) F5
5 5 (8.33%) HP
6 3 (5.00%) EMC
6 3 (5.00%) FalconStor
6 3 (5.00%) Nokia
7 2 (3.33%) Blue Coat
7 2 (3.33%) CA
7 2 (3.33%) Citrix
7 2 (3.33%) Clearswift
7 2 (3.33%) CommVault
7 2 (3.33%) McAfee
8 1 (1.67%) Dell
8 1 (1.67%) SolarWinds