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

Wide Area Network (WAN)
County Antrim / Belfast
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 24 18
Rank change year-on-year -7 -6  
Permanent jobs citing WAN 4 6 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Belfast 1.82% 5.26% 1.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.67% 31.58% 9.09%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 1
Median salary £26,750 £33,000 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.93% +46.66%  
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 Belfast with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Belfast
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 15 19 11
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 6.82% 16.67% 15.71%
Number of salaries quoted 13 8 10
Median salary £30,000 £33,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +32.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £33,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £62,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast 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 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

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 Belfast region with a requirement for WAN.

1 6 (100.00%) LAN
2 5 (83.33%) TCP/IP
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 4 (66.67%) Finance
3 4 (66.67%) CCNA
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (66.67%) VPN
4 3 (50.00%) Windows
4 3 (50.00%) MCSA
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (50.00%) Legal
4 3 (50.00%) CCSA
4 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
5 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
5 2 (33.33%) Palo Alto
5 2 (33.33%) Fintech
5 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (33.33%) Information Security
5 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
5 2 (33.33%) Firewall
5 2 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (33.33%) Degree
5 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
5 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (33.33%) ServiceCenter
5 2 (33.33%) Network Security
5 2 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (33.33%) MCDST

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 2 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) LAN
2 5 (83.33%) TCP/IP
3 4 (66.67%) VPN
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (33.33%) Firewall
4 2 (33.33%) Network Security
5 1 (16.67%) Internet
5 1 (16.67%) NetScaler
5 1 (16.67%) TACACS
5 1 (16.67%) VLAN
5 1 (16.67%) Wireless
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Network Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Desktop Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Desktop Support
3 2 (33.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Network Security Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Security Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Network Support
4 1 (16.67%) Network Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (33.33%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Change Control
1 2 (33.33%) Computer Forensics
1 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
1 2 (33.33%) Information Security
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL V3
1 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) CCNA
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (50.00%) CCSA
2 3 (50.00%) MCSA
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Check Point Certification
3 2 (33.33%) CISSP
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) MCDST
3 2 (33.33%) MCITP
3 2 (33.33%) MCP
4 1 (16.67%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (33.33%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (33.33%) Apple
3 2 (33.33%) Bloomberg
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Palo Alto
3 2 (33.33%) Remedy
3 2 (33.33%) Reuters
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) Tandberg
4 1 (16.67%) VMware