Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 41 27
Rank change year-on-year -16 -14 +18
Permanent jobs citing WAN 12 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 2.65% 1.18% 3.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.69% 10.53% 23.81%
Number of salaries quoted 12 4 5
Northern Ireland median annual salary £32,500 £37,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.91% +7.86% +32.08%
10th Percentile £26,325 £31,175 £24,550
90th Percentile £43,250 £38,525 £37,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +8.43%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Northern Ireland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 58 38 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 12.80% 11.18% 13.73%
Number of salaries quoted 49 30 13
Northern Ireland median annual salary £40,000 £34,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.94% -1.43% +16.67%
10th Percentile £25,750 £27,375 £20,850
90th Percentile £50,500 £50,000 £42,850
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim -13 10 £34,500 -8.61% 1
County Armagh - 1 £35,000 -
County Tyrone - 1 £27,500 -
WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 22 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for WAN.

1 11 (91.67%) LAN
1 11 (91.67%) Cisco
2 10 (83.33%) CCNA
2 10 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (75.00%) Firewall
4 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
4 7 (58.33%) Data Centre
5 6 (50.00%) CCNP
6 5 (41.67%) VPN
6 5 (41.67%) HP
6 5 (41.67%) Linux
6 5 (41.67%) Juniper
6 5 (41.67%) SAN
6 5 (41.67%) Change Management
6 5 (41.67%) Finance
6 5 (41.67%) VMware
6 5 (41.67%) IP Telephony
6 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (33.33%) Fintech
7 4 (33.33%) SonicWALL
7 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
7 4 (33.33%) Bash Shell
7 4 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (33.33%) Symantec
7 4 (33.33%) Python
7 4 (33.33%) ITIL
7 4 (33.33%) Unix
8 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
8 3 (25.00%) A+ Certification
8 3 (25.00%) Network Security

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 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (91.67%) LAN
2 9 (75.00%) Firewall
3 5 (41.67%) IP Telephony
3 5 (41.67%) SAN
3 5 (41.67%) VPN
4 3 (25.00%) Network Security
4 3 (25.00%) VLAN
5 2 (16.67%) EIGRP
5 2 (16.67%) OSPF
5 2 (16.67%) Wireless
6 1 (8.33%) BGP
6 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (8.33%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (8.33%) DNS
6 1 (8.33%) HSRP
6 1 (8.33%) NAS
6 1 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (8.33%) SNMP
6 1 (8.33%) WLAN
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Junior
2 4 (33.33%) Junior Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Network Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Juniper Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Network Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Field Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Field Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) IT Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Systems Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (33.33%) Fintech
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Linux
2 4 (33.33%) Unix
3 1 (8.33%) Windows
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Change Management
2 4 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (16.67%) Security Patching
4 2 (16.67%) Threat Detection
5 1 (8.33%) CRM
5 1 (8.33%) Customer-Centricity
5 1 (8.33%) Global Marketing
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (8.33%) Network Design
5 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
5 1 (8.33%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Bash Shell
1 4 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (83.33%) CCNA
1 10 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (50.00%) CCNP
3 3 (25.00%) A+ Certification
4 1 (8.33%) MCP
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Cacti
1 1 (8.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Cisco
2 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (41.67%) HP
3 5 (41.67%) Juniper
3 5 (41.67%) VMware
4 4 (33.33%) SonicWALL
4 4 (33.33%) Symantec
5 1 (8.33%) Avaya
5 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
5 1 (8.33%) Extreme Networks
5 1 (8.33%) Meraki
5 1 (8.33%) Polycom