Period
to 16 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 131 112 79
Rank change year-on-year -19 -33 +52
Permanent jobs citing WAN 96 113 143
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.82% 2.03% 2.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.39% 15.87% 20.66%
Number of salaries quoted 93 83 84
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +26.58% +12.86%
10th Percentile £29,850 £32,500 £25,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £53,750
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -5.56%

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 Scotland with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 552 712 692
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.48% 12.82% 13.95%
Number of salaries quoted 359 472 447
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £29,000 £26,050
90th Percentile £68,000 £64,875 £56,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Scotland

WAN
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for WAN in Scotland

WAN
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Scotland over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Salary histogram for WAN in Scotland

WAN
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 16 December 2018. 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
Edinburgh +10 47 £50,000 -13.04% 5
Glasgow +10 37 £54,425 +8.85% 6
Fife +3 4 £40,250 +19.26%
Renfrewshire - 2 £27,000 -
South Lanarkshire - 2 £30,000 -
Dundee +4 1 £50,000 +42.86%
Aberdeen -5 1 £36,750 -15.52%
Scottish Borders - 1 £40,000 -
WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, IT jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for WAN.

1 73 (76.04%) LAN
2 62 (64.58%) Cisco
3 51 (53.13%) Firewall
4 42 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
5 29 (30.21%) CCNP
6 26 (27.08%) Windows
6 26 (27.08%) Data Centre
7 24 (25.00%) Presales
7 24 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 23 (23.96%) MPLS
9 21 (21.88%) Wireless
9 21 (21.88%) VMware
10 19 (19.79%) Office 365
10 19 (19.79%) Network Security
11 18 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
11 18 (18.75%) Windows Server
11 18 (18.75%) Mentoring
11 18 (18.75%) Technical Leadership
12 17 (17.71%) Unified Communications
12 17 (17.71%) Active Directory
13 16 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
14 15 (15.63%) Degree
14 15 (15.63%) Continuous Improvement
14 15 (15.63%) Juniper
14 15 (15.63%) BGP
15 13 (13.54%) CCDP
15 13 (13.54%) Wireless Security
16 12 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
16 12 (12.50%) Cisco Wireless
16 12 (12.50%) CCIE

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 8 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.17%) Skype for Business
3 3 (3.13%) IIS
4 1 (1.04%) Apache
4 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.04%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.04%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 19 (19.79%) Office 365
2 18 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (11.46%) IaaS
4 8 (8.33%) SaaS
5 5 (5.21%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (5.21%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 73 (76.04%) LAN
2 51 (53.13%) Firewall
3 23 (23.96%) MPLS
4 21 (21.88%) Wireless
5 19 (19.79%) Network Security
6 17 (17.71%) Unified Communications
7 15 (15.63%) BGP
8 13 (13.54%) Wireless Security
9 12 (12.50%) Cisco Wireless
10 11 (11.46%) Skype
10 11 (11.46%) WLAN
11 10 (10.42%) DNS
12 8 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (7.29%) DHCP
13 7 (7.29%) OSPF
13 7 (7.29%) Telepresence
14 6 (6.25%) IPv4
14 6 (6.25%) TCP/IP
14 6 (6.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.04%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.04%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.04%) Maven
1 1 (1.04%) Subversion
General
1 7 (7.29%) Billing
2 5 (5.21%) Finance
3 4 (4.17%) Retail
3 4 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (29.17%) Architect
2 20 (20.83%) Network Architect
3 17 (17.71%) Cisco Architect
3 17 (17.71%) Cisco Network Architect
3 17 (17.71%) Network Engineer
4 12 (12.50%) Cisco Solutions Architect
4 12 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (11.46%) Administrator
6 9 (9.38%) Project Manager
6 9 (9.38%) Support Engineer
7 8 (8.33%) IP Architect
7 8 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (6.25%) IT Administrator
8 6 (6.25%) IT Engineer
8 6 (6.25%) Network Design Engineer
9 5 (5.21%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (5.21%) IT Support
9 5 (5.21%) Network Support
9 5 (5.21%) Senior Manager
9 5 (5.21%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.08%) ODBC
2 1 (1.04%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (27.08%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.29%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 5 (5.21%) Private Cloud
4 3 (3.13%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.08%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.04%) Clustering
6 1 (1.04%) iPhone
6 1 (1.04%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.04%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 26 (27.08%) Windows
2 18 (18.75%) Windows Server
3 11 (11.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (7.29%) Windows 10
4 7 (7.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (6.25%) Windows 7
6 4 (4.17%) Apple iOS
7 3 (3.13%) Android
7 3 (3.13%) Linux
8 2 (2.08%) Windows 2000
8 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (25.00%) Presales
2 18 (18.75%) Mentoring
2 18 (18.75%) Technical Leadership
3 15 (15.63%) Continuous Improvement
4 12 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (12.50%) ITIL
4 12 (12.50%) Project Management
4 12 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 8 (8.33%) Computer Science
5 8 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (8.33%) Matrix Management
5 8 (8.33%) Six Sigma
6 7 (7.29%) PRINCE2
6 7 (7.29%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (6.25%) Customer Engagement
7 6 (6.25%) Decision-Making
7 6 (6.25%) Network Management
8 5 (5.21%) Time Management
9 4 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (4.17%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.50%) SQL
2 3 (3.13%) Java
3 2 (2.08%) C#
3 2 (2.08%) C++
3 2 (2.08%) PHP
3 2 (2.08%) VB
4 1 (1.04%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.04%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.04%) VBA
Qualifications
1 42 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (30.21%) CCNP
3 15 (15.63%) Degree
4 13 (13.54%) CCDP
5 12 (12.50%) CCIE
6 9 (9.38%) JNCIE
7 7 (7.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (7.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 6 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (5.21%) CCNA
10 4 (4.17%) MCP
11 3 (3.13%) JNCIP
11 3 (3.13%) MCSE
12 2 (2.08%) JNCIS
12 2 (2.08%) Numerate Degree
13 1 (1.04%) CCSA
13 1 (1.04%) CCSE
13 1 (1.04%) MCSA
13 1 (1.04%) SC Cleared
13 1 (1.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.42%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (17.71%) Active Directory
2 16 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.29%) Hyper-V
4 6 (6.25%) Firmware
5 3 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.08%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.04%) Oracle Clusterware
7 1 (1.04%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (10.42%) SCCM
2 8 (8.33%) vCenter Server
3 3 (3.13%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.04%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.04%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.04%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.04%) SCOM
4 1 (1.04%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 62 (64.58%) Cisco
2 24 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 21 (21.88%) VMware
4 15 (15.63%) Juniper
5 8 (8.33%) CheckPoint
5 8 (8.33%) F5
6 7 (7.29%) NEC
7 4 (4.17%) Citrix
8 3 (3.13%) Fortinet
9 2 (2.08%) Apple
10 1 (1.04%) Aruba
10 1 (1.04%) Foundry
10 1 (1.04%) HP
10 1 (1.04%) IBM
10 1 (1.04%) Infoblox
10 1 (1.04%) McAfee
10 1 (1.04%) NetApp
10 1 (1.04%) Oracle
10 1 (1.04%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.04%) SolarWinds