The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bristol 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 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
South West / Bristol
Rank 81 109 88
Rank change year-on-year +28 -21  
Permanent jobs citing WAN 50 26 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.76% 1.41% 2.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.33% 9.32% 13.10%
Number of salaries quoted 44 26 38
Median salary £34,250 £46,250 £43,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.94% +6.93%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £57,500 £75,000
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 Bristol with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Bristol
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 246 279 313
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 13.58% 15.17% 16.32%
Number of salaries quoted 185 235 280
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,800 £24,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol 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 Bristol

WAN
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

Salary trend for WAN in Bristol

WAN
Salary Histogram in Bristol

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Bristol over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for WAN in Bristol

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 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 Bristol region with a requirement for WAN.

1 79 (88.76%) LAN
2 52 (58.43%) Windows
3 42 (47.19%) Firewall
4 41 (46.07%) Active Directory
5 39 (43.82%) Cisco
6 38 (42.70%) Microsoft
7 36 (40.45%) ITIL
8 31 (34.83%) Windows Server
9 29 (32.58%) MS Exchange
9 29 (32.58%) VPN
10 26 (29.21%) VMware
11 25 (28.09%) TCP/IP
12 21 (23.60%) Cisco Certification
13 20 (22.47%) MS Office
14 19 (21.35%) CCNA
15 17 (19.10%) DHCP
16 16 (17.98%) Finance
16 16 (17.98%) Windows Server 2012
17 15 (16.85%) MPLS
18 14 (15.73%) Microsoft Certification
18 14 (15.73%) MS Excel
18 14 (15.73%) Network Security
19 13 (14.61%) DNS
20 12 (13.48%) VoIP
20 12 (13.48%) SharePoint
20 12 (13.48%) Service Management
20 12 (13.48%) Intrusion Detection
21 11 (12.36%) VLAN
21 11 (12.36%) Office 365
21 11 (12.36%) Exchange Server 2010

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol 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 29 (32.58%) MS Exchange
2 12 (13.48%) SharePoint
3 11 (12.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (8.99%) Skype for Business
5 6 (6.74%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (3.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (3.37%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 20 (22.47%) MS Office
2 14 (15.73%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.62%) OpenText MBPM
1 5 (5.62%) Visualfiles
2 4 (4.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.12%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.36%) Office 365
2 1 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 79 (88.76%) LAN
2 42 (47.19%) Firewall
3 29 (32.58%) VPN
4 25 (28.09%) TCP/IP
5 17 (19.10%) DHCP
6 15 (16.85%) MPLS
7 14 (15.73%) Network Security
8 13 (14.61%) DNS
9 12 (13.48%) Intrusion Detection
9 12 (13.48%) VoIP
10 11 (12.36%) VLAN
11 8 (8.99%) SSH
11 8 (8.99%) WLAN
12 7 (7.87%) HTTP
12 7 (7.87%) HTTPS
12 7 (7.87%) IP Telephony
12 7 (7.87%) SMTP
12 7 (7.87%) Telnet
13 6 (6.74%) Ethernet
13 6 (6.74%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.37%) IDOL
4 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 16 (17.98%) Finance
2 6 (6.74%) Legal
3 5 (5.62%) Marketing
3 5 (5.62%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.49%) Electronics
4 4 (4.49%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.25%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.25%) Front Office
6 1 (1.12%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (29.21%) Network Engineer
2 14 (15.73%) Support Engineer
3 12 (13.48%) Analyst
3 12 (13.48%) Network Support
4 10 (11.24%) IT Support
4 10 (11.24%) Service Desk Engineer
5 9 (10.11%) IT Engineer
6 8 (8.99%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 8 (8.99%) IT Support Engineer
6 8 (8.99%) Network Support Engineer
7 7 (7.87%) Service Analyst
7 7 (7.87%) Service Desk Analyst
8 6 (6.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 6 (6.74%) Desktop Support
9 5 (5.62%) Cisco Specialist
9 5 (5.62%) Desktop Engineer
9 5 (5.62%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 5 (5.62%) Exchange Support
9 5 (5.62%) Network Specialist
9 5 (5.62%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.49%) .NET
2 1 (1.12%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.12%) Middleware
2 1 (1.12%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.36%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.99%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (6.74%) Driving Licence
4 4 (4.49%) NHS
5 3 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.37%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.37%) BYOD
5 3 (3.37%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (3.37%) iPhone
5 3 (3.37%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.12%) CCTV
6 1 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.12%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 52 (58.43%) Windows
2 31 (34.83%) Windows Server
3 16 (17.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (10.11%) Linux
4 9 (10.11%) Windows 7
4 9 (10.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (7.87%) Windows 8
6 6 (6.74%) Windows Vista
6 6 (6.74%) Windows XP
7 5 (5.62%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.25%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.12%) Android
9 1 (1.12%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (40.45%) ITIL
2 12 (13.48%) Service Management
3 8 (8.99%) Programme Management
4 7 (7.87%) ITSM
4 7 (7.87%) Kalman Filter
4 7 (7.87%) Migration
4 7 (7.87%) Network Architecture
5 6 (6.74%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (6.74%) Change Control
5 6 (6.74%) Service Delivery
6 5 (5.62%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (5.62%) ISMS
6 5 (5.62%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (5.62%) Process Improvement
6 5 (5.62%) Protective Monitoring
6 5 (5.62%) Service Design
6 5 (5.62%) SIEM
7 4 (4.49%) Data Protection
7 4 (4.49%) DevOps
7 4 (4.49%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.62%) Perl
1 5 (5.62%) PowerShell
1 5 (5.62%) Python
1 5 (5.62%) SQL
2 4 (4.49%) C#
Qualifications
1 21 (23.60%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (21.35%) CCNA
3 14 (15.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (12.36%) CCNP
4 11 (12.36%) MCP
5 8 (8.99%) MCSE
6 6 (6.74%) MCITP
6 6 (6.74%) SC Cleared
6 6 (6.74%) Security Cleared
7 5 (5.62%) MCSA
8 4 (4.49%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (3.37%) CCENT
9 3 (3.37%) CompTIA Security+
9 3 (3.37%) LPIC
9 3 (3.37%) Security+ Certification
9 3 (3.37%) Server+ Certification
10 1 (1.12%) MCTS
10 1 (1.12%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (1.12%) SANS
10 1 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (5.62%) SLA
3 1 (1.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 41 (46.07%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.62%) Hyper-V
2 5 (5.62%) Snort
2 5 (5.62%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (3.37%) NFS
4 2 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.12%) KVM
5 1 (1.12%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (11.24%) SCCM
2 5 (5.62%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 5 (5.62%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (3.37%) Computer Incident Response Team
4 1 (1.12%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.12%) Iperf
4 1 (1.12%) OpenNebula
Vendors
1 39 (43.82%) Cisco
2 38 (42.70%) Microsoft
3 26 (29.21%) VMware
4 11 (12.36%) Citrix
5 8 (8.99%) Avaya
6 7 (7.87%) Brocade
6 7 (7.87%) Juniper
7 6 (6.74%) CheckPoint
8 5 (5.62%) iManage
9 4 (4.49%) SAP
10 3 (3.37%) Apple
10 3 (3.37%) Intel Security
10 3 (3.37%) WatchGuard
11 2 (2.25%) Dell
11 2 (2.25%) F5
12 1 (1.12%) Barracuda Networks
12 1 (1.12%) IBM
12 1 (1.12%) IronPort
12 1 (1.12%) Polycom
12 1 (1.12%) SonicWALL
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