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

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK / Northern Ireland
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 26 40
Rank change year-on-year +2 +14  
Permanent jobs citing WAN 10 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 5.29% 1.32% 0.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 50.00% 10.00% 3.13%
Number of salaries quoted 10 2 1
Median salary £29,000 £38,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.68% +8.57%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - -5.88%  

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Northern Ireland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 20 20 32
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 10.58% 13.25% 21.77%
Number of salaries quoted 20 17 15
Median salary £32,500 £38,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.47% +26.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £80,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 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 Northern Ireland

WAN
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Salary trend for WAN in Northern Ireland

WAN
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Northern Ireland over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for WAN in Northern Ireland

WAN
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
County Antrim +2 9 £30,500 -19.73%
County Tyrone - 1 £27,500 -
WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for WAN.

1 13 (92.86%) LAN
1 13 (92.86%) Cisco
2 9 (64.29%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (64.29%) CCNA
2 9 (64.29%) Finance
2 9 (64.29%) Data Centre
3 8 (57.14%) Firewall
3 8 (57.14%) VPN
3 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 6 (42.86%) HP
4 6 (42.86%) ITIL
4 6 (42.86%) Network Security
5 5 (35.71%) Fintech
5 5 (35.71%) Linux
5 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
5 5 (35.71%) SAN
6 4 (28.57%) Juniper
6 4 (28.57%) CCNP
6 4 (28.57%) Python
6 4 (28.57%) Unix
6 4 (28.57%) Windows
6 4 (28.57%) IP Telephony
6 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (28.57%) Bash Shell
7 3 (21.43%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
7 3 (21.43%) ITIL V3
7 3 (21.43%) Windows 7

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (21.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (92.86%) LAN
2 8 (57.14%) Firewall
2 8 (57.14%) VPN
3 6 (42.86%) Network Security
4 5 (35.71%) SAN
4 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
5 4 (28.57%) IP Telephony
6 3 (21.43%) VLAN
7 2 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (7.14%) DNS
8 1 (7.14%) NAS
8 1 (7.14%) Remote Desktop
General
1 9 (64.29%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Legal
3 1 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.14%) Marketing
3 1 (7.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Junior
3 3 (21.43%) Junior Network Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco Network Specialist
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco Specialist
4 2 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support
4 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Juniper Specialist
4 2 (14.29%) Network Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Network Security Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Network Specialist
4 2 (14.29%) Security Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) IT Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Network Systems Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (64.29%) Data Centre
2 5 (35.71%) Fintech
3 3 (21.43%) Blackberry
4 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Linux
2 4 (28.57%) Unix
2 4 (28.57%) Windows
3 3 (21.43%) Windows 10
3 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL V3
2 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
2 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
3 2 (14.29%) Change Control
3 2 (14.29%) Change Management
3 2 (14.29%) Computer Forensics
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (14.29%) Information Security
3 2 (14.29%) Security Patching
3 2 (14.29%) Threat Detection
4 1 (7.14%) CRM
4 1 (7.14%) Global Marketing
4 1 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) Bash Shell
1 4 (28.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) CCNA
1 9 (64.29%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (28.57%) CCNP
3 3 (21.43%) A+ Certification
3 3 (21.43%) MCDST
3 3 (21.43%) MCITP
3 3 (21.43%) MCP
3 3 (21.43%) MCSA
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (14.29%) CCSA
4 2 (14.29%) Check Point Certification
4 2 (14.29%) CISSP
4 2 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
3 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (21.43%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) Cisco
2 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 6 (42.86%) HP
4 4 (28.57%) Juniper
5 3 (21.43%) Apple
5 3 (21.43%) Bloomberg
5 3 (21.43%) Remedy
5 3 (21.43%) Reuters
5 3 (21.43%) SonicWALL
5 3 (21.43%) Symantec
5 3 (21.43%) VMware
6 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
6 2 (14.29%) Palo Alto
7 1 (7.14%) Dell
7 1 (7.14%) Meraki