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 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 38 50
Rank change year-on-year -5 +12  
Permanent jobs citing WAN 25 55 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 3.85% 6.52% 3.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 38.46% 30.39% 23.17%
Number of salaries quoted 16 49 31
Median salary £53,750 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.27% +22.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,250 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

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 Bedfordshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Bedfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 65 181 164
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 10.00% 21.47% 14.68%
Number of salaries quoted 52 171 138
Median salary £45,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.28% +10.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £30,000 £32,150
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 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 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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford -8 10 £56,250 -16.04%
Luton +5 8 £41,000 -8.88% 1
Dunstable - 1 £34,000 -
WAN
East of England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 85 (97.70%) LAN
2 68 (78.16%) Cisco
3 67 (77.01%) Cisco Certification
4 59 (67.82%) CCNP
5 57 (65.52%) Cisco Nexus
6 47 (54.02%) Network Management
7 45 (51.72%) CheckPoint
7 45 (51.72%) Firewall
8 41 (47.13%) CCSA
8 41 (47.13%) Microsoft
9 40 (45.98%) Network Security
10 38 (43.68%) CCSE
11 37 (42.53%) OSPF
11 37 (42.53%) BGP
11 37 (42.53%) Spanning Tree
12 36 (41.38%) TCP/IP
13 32 (36.78%) CCDP
14 28 (32.18%) Load Balancing
15 27 (31.03%) MS Visio
16 26 (29.89%) Wireless
16 26 (29.89%) Data Centre
17 23 (26.44%) DNS
18 22 (25.29%) ITIL
19 21 (24.14%) CCIE
19 21 (24.14%) VoIP
20 20 (22.99%) Problem Management
21 18 (20.69%) SolarWinds
21 18 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
21 18 (20.69%) VPN
21 18 (20.69%) DHCP

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 3 (3.45%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.15%) SharePoint
Applications
1 27 (31.03%) MS Visio
2 18 (20.69%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.45%) MS Office
4 1 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.15%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.75%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (5.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 85 (97.70%) LAN
2 57 (65.52%) Cisco Nexus
3 45 (51.72%) Firewall
4 40 (45.98%) Network Security
5 37 (42.53%) BGP
5 37 (42.53%) OSPF
5 37 (42.53%) Spanning Tree
6 36 (41.38%) TCP/IP
7 26 (29.89%) Wireless
8 23 (26.44%) DNS
9 21 (24.14%) VoIP
10 18 (20.69%) DHCP
10 18 (20.69%) FTP
10 18 (20.69%) IPv4
10 18 (20.69%) VLAN
10 18 (20.69%) VPN
11 16 (18.39%) tcpdump
11 16 (18.39%) Wireshark
12 6 (6.90%) WLAN
13 5 (5.75%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.45%) Relational Database
1 3 (3.45%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (4.60%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.45%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.30%) Finance
3 2 (2.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (35.63%) Consultant
2 30 (34.48%) Network Consultant
3 28 (32.18%) Network Engineer
4 27 (31.03%) Network Security Consultant
4 27 (31.03%) Security Consultant
5 23 (26.44%) Network Security Engineer
5 23 (26.44%) Security Engineer
6 9 (10.34%) Analyst
6 9 (10.34%) Cisco Engineer
6 9 (10.34%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 9 (10.34%) Network Analyst
7 8 (9.20%) Architect
7 8 (9.20%) Cisco Consultant
7 8 (9.20%) Cisco Network Consultant
8 7 (8.05%) Operations Manager
9 6 (6.90%) Check Point Consultant
9 6 (6.90%) Technical Leader
10 5 (5.75%) Cisco Security Consultant
10 5 (5.75%) Cisco Security Engineer
10 5 (5.75%) Network Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (29.89%) Data Centre
2 18 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.05%) Driving Licence
4 3 (3.45%) iSeries
5 2 (2.30%) Blog
5 2 (2.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (2.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.30%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.30%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.30%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.30%) Replication
6 1 (1.15%) CMDB
6 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.15%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.20%) Windows
2 5 (5.75%) Unix
3 4 (4.60%) Linux
4 3 (3.45%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.15%) Android
5 1 (1.15%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (54.02%) Network Management
2 28 (32.18%) Load Balancing
3 22 (25.29%) ITIL
4 20 (22.99%) Problem Management
5 17 (19.54%) Disaster Recovery
5 17 (19.54%) Presales
6 6 (6.90%) High Availability
6 6 (6.90%) ITIL V3
7 5 (5.75%) Change Control
7 5 (5.75%) Mentoring
8 4 (4.60%) E-Commerce
8 4 (4.60%) Project Management
8 4 (4.60%) TOGAF
9 3 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (3.45%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (3.45%) GAP Analysis
9 3 (3.45%) Identity Management
9 3 (3.45%) IT Strategy
9 3 (3.45%) SDLC
9 3 (3.45%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.45%) PowerShell
1 3 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 67 (77.01%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (67.82%) CCNP
3 41 (47.13%) CCSA
4 38 (43.68%) CCSE
5 32 (36.78%) CCDP
6 21 (24.14%) CCIE
7 10 (11.49%) CCNA
8 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (3.45%) VCP6
8 3 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (2.30%) Check Point Certification
9 2 (2.30%) MCSA
10 1 (1.15%) CCMSE
10 1 (1.15%) CCSM
10 1 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.15%) MCP
10 1 (1.15%) MCSE
10 1 (1.15%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.15%) Security Cleared
10 1 (1.15%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.60%) SLA
2 2 (2.30%) QA
System Software
1 8 (9.20%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.30%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (3.45%) Puppet
2 1 (1.15%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 68 (78.16%) Cisco
2 45 (51.72%) CheckPoint
3 41 (47.13%) Microsoft
4 18 (20.69%) SolarWinds
5 9 (10.34%) F5
6 7 (8.05%) Mitel
6 7 (8.05%) VMware
7 5 (5.75%) CA
8 4 (4.60%) Avaya
8 4 (4.60%) HP
8 4 (4.60%) Siemens
9 3 (3.45%) Citrix
9 3 (3.45%) Riverbed
10 2 (2.30%) 3Com
10 2 (2.30%) Aruba
10 2 (2.30%) EMC
10 2 (2.30%) Intel
10 2 (2.30%) Juniper
11 1 (1.15%) Apple
11 1 (1.15%) Symantec