Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 147 117 120
Rank change year-on-year -30 +3 +5
Permanent jobs citing WAN 81 112 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.47% 2.08% 2.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.13% 17.78% 18.81%
Number of salaries quoted 59 88 67
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £50,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +33.33% -3.23%
10th Percentile £24,750 £26,225 £25,550
90th Percentile £57,900 £71,625 £64,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% -3.33%

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 668 630 670
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.10% 11.73% 11.82%
Number of salaries quoted 438 425 400
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,850 £24,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £60,100
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 -7 34 £43,750 -22.22% 3
Glasgow -39 31 £38,500 -23.00% 4
East Ayrshire -1 4 £31,500 +57.50%
Scottish Borders - 1 £40,000 - 1
Highlands - 1 - -
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 71 (87.65%) LAN
2 54 (66.67%) Cisco
3 38 (46.91%) Firewall
4 33 (40.74%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (33.33%) VMware
6 25 (30.86%) CCNA
7 24 (29.63%) Microsoft
8 23 (28.40%) Data Centre
9 22 (27.16%) CCNP
10 19 (23.46%) VMware Infrastructure
11 17 (20.99%) Office 365
12 16 (19.75%) MPLS
13 15 (18.52%) Windows
14 14 (17.28%) CheckPoint
14 14 (17.28%) Unified Communications
14 14 (17.28%) vCenter Server
15 13 (16.05%) VMware ESXi
15 13 (16.05%) Hyper-V
15 13 (16.05%) VoIP
16 12 (14.81%) SQL
16 12 (14.81%) HP
16 12 (14.81%) Retail
17 11 (13.58%) ITIL
17 11 (13.58%) Cisco CUCM
17 11 (13.58%) Telepresence
18 10 (12.35%) Windows Server 2012
18 10 (12.35%) Microsoft Azure
18 10 (12.35%) Network Management
18 10 (12.35%) DNS
18 10 (12.35%) OSPF

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 6 (7.41%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.70%) Apache
2 3 (3.70%) IIS
3 2 (2.47%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.23%) CMS
4 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.23%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 17 (20.99%) Office 365
2 10 (12.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (9.88%) IaaS
5 2 (2.47%) SaaS
6 1 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.23%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.23%) Route 53
6 1 (1.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 71 (87.65%) LAN
2 38 (46.91%) Firewall
3 16 (19.75%) MPLS
4 14 (17.28%) Unified Communications
5 13 (16.05%) VoIP
6 11 (13.58%) Telepresence
7 10 (12.35%) DNS
7 10 (12.35%) OSPF
7 10 (12.35%) Wireless
8 7 (8.64%) DHCP
9 6 (7.41%) VLAN
10 5 (6.17%) SAN
10 5 (6.17%) VPN
10 5 (6.17%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (4.94%) CTI
11 4 (4.94%) HTTP
11 4 (4.94%) Network Security
11 4 (4.94%) Skype
12 3 (3.70%) Cisco Wireless
12 3 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.17%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (7.41%) Jenkins
1 6 (7.41%) Maven
2 5 (6.17%) Subversion
3 1 (1.23%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.23%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 12 (14.81%) Retail
2 9 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.47%) Billing
4 1 (1.23%) Advertising
4 1 (1.23%) Banking
4 1 (1.23%) Finance
4 1 (1.23%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (18.52%) Network Engineer
2 11 (13.58%) Cisco Engineer
2 11 (13.58%) Cloud Engineer
2 11 (13.58%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 8 (9.88%) Analyst
4 7 (8.64%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 7 (8.64%) Network Analyst
4 7 (8.64%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (7.41%) Administrator
5 6 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (7.41%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
6 5 (6.17%) Architect
6 5 (6.17%) Support Engineer
6 5 (6.17%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (4.94%) Graduate
7 4 (4.94%) Network Architect
8 3 (3.70%) Cisco Architect
8 3 (3.70%) Cisco Network Architect
8 3 (3.70%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.70%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.64%) Web Services
2 3 (3.70%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (28.40%) Data Centre
2 9 (11.11%) NHS
3 7 (8.64%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.47%) Clustering
4 2 (2.47%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.23%) PMI
5 1 (1.23%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.23%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.52%) Windows
2 10 (12.35%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 9 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (9.88%) Linux
5 5 (6.17%) Unix
6 3 (3.70%) Windows 10
7 2 (2.47%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (13.58%) ITIL
2 10 (12.35%) Network Management
3 9 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
4 7 (8.64%) Configuration Management
5 6 (7.41%) Content Management
5 6 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (7.41%) DevOps
5 6 (7.41%) Fault Analysis
5 6 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 6 (7.41%) Open Source
5 6 (7.41%) Presales
5 6 (7.41%) Proactive Management
5 6 (7.41%) Service Delivery
5 6 (7.41%) Web Operations
6 5 (6.17%) Mentoring
7 4 (4.94%) Analytics
7 4 (4.94%) WFM
8 3 (3.70%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (3.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.81%) SQL
2 6 (7.41%) Java
3 3 (3.70%) PHP
4 1 (1.23%) Perl
4 1 (1.23%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 33 (40.74%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (30.86%) CCNA
3 22 (27.16%) CCNP
4 9 (11.11%) Degree
5 7 (8.64%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (6.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (3.70%) CCDP
7 3 (3.70%) HND
7 3 (3.70%) MCP
8 2 (2.47%) MCSE
8 2 (2.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.23%) AWS Certification
9 1 (1.23%) CCIE
9 1 (1.23%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.64%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (23.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (16.05%) Hyper-V
2 13 (16.05%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (8.64%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.23%) Docker
4 1 (1.23%) VMware NSX
4 1 (1.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (17.28%) vCenter Server
2 11 (13.58%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.23%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.23%) SCCM
4 1 (1.23%) SCOM
4 1 (1.23%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.23%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 54 (66.67%) Cisco
2 27 (33.33%) VMware
3 24 (29.63%) Microsoft
4 14 (17.28%) CheckPoint
5 12 (14.81%) HP
6 9 (11.11%) Extreme Networks
7 6 (7.41%) Citrix
7 6 (7.41%) Forcepoint
8 4 (4.94%) F5
9 2 (2.47%) Aruba
9 2 (2.47%) Avaya
9 2 (2.47%) Fortinet
9 2 (2.47%) Mitel
9 2 (2.47%) NEC
9 2 (2.47%) Nortel
9 2 (2.47%) Panasonic
10 1 (1.23%) Atlassian
10 1 (1.23%) Brocade
10 1 (1.23%) Juniper
10 1 (1.23%) Polycom