Period
to 25 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Belfast 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 25 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
County Antrim > Belfast
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 40 -
Rank change year-on-year -11 - +49
Permanent jobs citing WAN 10 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Belfast 2.79% 1.35% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.41% 10.53% -
Number of salaries quoted 10 4 0
Belfast median annual salary £34,500 £37,750 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.61% - -
County Antrim median annual salary £34,500 £37,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year -8.61% +7.86% +34.62%

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 Belfast with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Belfast
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 34 38 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Belfast 9.47% 12.84% 11.45%
Number of salaries quoted 31 30 7
Belfast median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% - +16.67%
10th Percentile £26,000 £27,375 £26,200
90th Percentile £61,250 £50,000 £46,950
County Antrim median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% - +16.67%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

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

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Belfast

WAN
Salary Trend in Belfast

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

Salary trend for WAN in Belfast

WAN
Salary Histogram in Belfast

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Belfast over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Salary histogram for WAN in Belfast

For the 6 months to 25 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 Belfast region with a requirement for WAN.

1 10 (100.00%) LAN
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (90.00%) CCNA
2 9 (90.00%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (80.00%) Firewall
4 7 (70.00%) Data Centre
5 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (50.00%) CCNP
6 5 (50.00%) Linux
6 5 (50.00%) Juniper
6 5 (50.00%) Finance
6 5 (50.00%) IP Telephony
7 4 (40.00%) SonicWALL
7 4 (40.00%) VMware
7 4 (40.00%) Fintech
7 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (40.00%) Bash Shell
7 4 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (40.00%) SAN
7 4 (40.00%) Symantec
7 4 (40.00%) HP
7 4 (40.00%) Change Management
7 4 (40.00%) Python
7 4 (40.00%) Unix
7 4 (40.00%) VPN
8 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
8 3 (30.00%) ITIL
8 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (30.00%) A+ Certification
8 3 (30.00%) Network Security

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast 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 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) LAN
2 8 (80.00%) Firewall
3 5 (50.00%) IP Telephony
4 4 (40.00%) SAN
4 4 (40.00%) VPN
5 3 (30.00%) Network Security
5 3 (30.00%) VLAN
6 1 (10.00%) BGP
6 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (10.00%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (10.00%) DNS
6 1 (10.00%) EIGRP
6 1 (10.00%) OSPF
6 1 (10.00%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (10.00%) Wireless
6 1 (10.00%) WLAN
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
2 1 (10.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Junior
2 4 (40.00%) Junior Network Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco Network Specialist
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco Specialist
3 2 (20.00%) Juniper Specialist
3 2 (20.00%) Network Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Field Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Field Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Systems Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (40.00%) Fintech
3 1 (10.00%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 4 (40.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
1 4 (40.00%) Change Management
2 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (20.00%) Security Patching
3 2 (20.00%) Threat Detection
4 1 (10.00%) CRM
4 1 (10.00%) Global Marketing
4 1 (10.00%) Network Design
4 1 (10.00%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Bash Shell
1 4 (40.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) CCNA
1 9 (90.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (50.00%) CCNP
3 3 (30.00%) A+ Certification
4 1 (10.00%) MCP
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (50.00%) Juniper
4 4 (40.00%) HP
4 4 (40.00%) SonicWALL
4 4 (40.00%) Symantec
4 4 (40.00%) VMware
5 1 (10.00%) Avaya
5 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (10.00%) Extreme Networks
5 1 (10.00%) Meraki
5 1 (10.00%) Polycom