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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 37 30 25
Rank change year-on-year -7 -5  
Permanent jobs citing WAN 4 6 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 1.44% 4.58% 1.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.81% 28.57% 5.56%
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 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 27 21 18
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 9.71% 16.03% 18.18%
Number of salaries quoted 25 9 12
Median salary £30,000 £33,000 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +13.79%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £33,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £56,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in 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
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 March 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 -8 4 £26,750 -18.93% 3
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 25 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 Northern Ireland 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
Top Related 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 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
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