Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 125 101 103
Rank change year-on-year -24 +2 +17
Permanent jobs citing WAN 100 127 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.87% 2.29% 2.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.82% 18.73% 20.70%
Number of salaries quoted 88 101 71
Scotland median annual salary £43,250 £47,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.95% +35.71% -
10th Percentile £28,900 £31,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £64,875 £70,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% -4.44%

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 632 678 633
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.83% 12.25% 11.99%
Number of salaries quoted 413 461 392
Scotland median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,250 £24,275
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +13 47 £42,500 -22.73% 4
Glasgow -6 42 £47,500 -9.52% 11
Fife +5 3 £41,000 +21.48% 1
East Ayrshire -1 1 £32,500 +62.50%
Scottish Borders - 1 £40,000 -
Renfrewshire - 1 £27,000 - 1
Highlands - 1 - -
WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 81 (81.00%) LAN
2 61 (61.00%) Cisco
3 51 (51.00%) Firewall
4 42 (42.00%) Cisco Certification
5 28 (28.00%) CCNP
6 27 (27.00%) Microsoft
7 25 (25.00%) VMware
7 25 (25.00%) Data Centre
8 23 (23.00%) MPLS
8 23 (23.00%) Windows
9 19 (19.00%) Office 365
10 17 (17.00%) CCNA
11 16 (16.00%) Wireless
11 16 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 15 (15.00%) Windows Server
12 15 (15.00%) SLA
13 14 (14.00%) Active Directory
13 14 (14.00%) ITIL
13 14 (14.00%) Microsoft Azure
14 13 (13.00%) Presales
14 13 (13.00%) Mentoring
14 13 (13.00%) Continuous Improvement
14 13 (13.00%) Unified Communications
14 13 (13.00%) DNS
15 12 (12.00%) Juniper
15 12 (12.00%) CheckPoint
15 12 (12.00%) SQL
15 12 (12.00%) IaaS
15 12 (12.00%) Degree
15 12 (12.00%) vCenter Server

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 7 (7.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.00%) Apache
2 4 (4.00%) IIS
3 2 (2.00%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.00%) CMS
4 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (6.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 19 (19.00%) Office 365
2 14 (14.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (12.00%) IaaS
4 6 (6.00%) SaaS
5 4 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 81 (81.00%) LAN
2 51 (51.00%) Firewall
3 23 (23.00%) MPLS
4 16 (16.00%) Wireless
5 13 (13.00%) DNS
5 13 (13.00%) Unified Communications
6 11 (11.00%) VoIP
6 11 (11.00%) Wi-Fi
7 10 (10.00%) Network Security
8 9 (9.00%) BGP
9 8 (8.00%) Cisco Wireless
9 8 (8.00%) DHCP
9 8 (8.00%) OSPF
9 8 (8.00%) WLAN
10 7 (7.00%) Skype
10 7 (7.00%) TCP/IP
11 6 (6.00%) IPv4
11 6 (6.00%) Telepresence
11 6 (6.00%) Wireless Security
12 5 (5.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.00%) MySQL
2 2 (2.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.00%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (4.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (4.00%) Maven
2 3 (3.00%) Subversion
3 1 (1.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 10 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (8.00%) Retail
3 5 (5.00%) Billing
4 4 (4.00%) Finance
5 1 (1.00%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 19 (19.00%) Network Engineer
2 17 (17.00%) Architect
3 13 (13.00%) Administrator
4 11 (11.00%) Network Architect
5 10 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
6 8 (8.00%) Cisco Architect
6 8 (8.00%) Cisco Network Architect
6 8 (8.00%) Cisco Solutions Architect
6 8 (8.00%) Project Manager
6 8 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (8.00%) Support Engineer
7 7 (7.00%) Analyst
7 7 (7.00%) Cisco Engineer
8 6 (6.00%) Cloud Engineer
8 6 (6.00%) Network Analyst
8 6 (6.00%) Network Design Engineer
8 6 (6.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
9 5 (5.00%) IT Engineer
9 5 (5.00%) IT Support
9 5 (5.00%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.00%) Web Services
2 3 (3.00%) LAMP
3 1 (1.00%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 25 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.00%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 4 (4.00%) NHS
5 1 (1.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.00%) Clustering
5 1 (1.00%) iPhone
5 1 (1.00%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 23 (23.00%) Windows
2 15 (15.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (8.00%) Linux
3 8 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (7.00%) Windows 10
4 7 (7.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (6.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.00%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.00%) Unix
7 1 (1.00%) Android
7 1 (1.00%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (14.00%) ITIL
2 13 (13.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 13 (13.00%) Mentoring
2 13 (13.00%) Presales
3 10 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 9 (9.00%) Project Management
5 8 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (8.00%) Network Management
6 7 (7.00%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (6.00%) Decision-Making
7 6 (6.00%) DevOps
7 6 (6.00%) Matrix Management
7 6 (6.00%) Six Sigma
8 5 (5.00%) Configuration Management
8 5 (5.00%) Fault Analysis
8 5 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (5.00%) PRINCE2
8 5 (5.00%) Proactive Management
9 4 (4.00%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.00%) SQL
2 5 (5.00%) Java
2 5 (5.00%) PHP
3 1 (1.00%) C#
3 1 (1.00%) C++
3 1 (1.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.00%) VB
3 1 (1.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 42 (42.00%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (28.00%) CCNP
3 17 (17.00%) CCNA
4 12 (12.00%) Degree
5 9 (9.00%) CCDP
5 9 (9.00%) CCIE
6 7 (7.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (6.00%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (6.00%) JNCIE
8 5 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (4.00%) MCP
10 3 (3.00%) JNCIP
10 3 (3.00%) MCSE
11 2 (2.00%) JNCIS
12 1 (1.00%) CCSA
12 1 (1.00%) CCSE
12 1 (1.00%) MCSA
12 1 (1.00%) Numerate Degree
12 1 (1.00%) SC Cleared
12 1 (1.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (15.00%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (14.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (8.00%) Hyper-V
4 7 (7.00%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (6.00%) Firmware
6 2 (2.00%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.00%) Oracle Clusterware
7 1 (1.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 12 (12.00%) vCenter Server
2 7 (7.00%) SCCM
3 6 (6.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.00%) Data Guard
5 1 (1.00%) SCOM
5 1 (1.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 61 (61.00%) Cisco
2 27 (27.00%) Microsoft
3 25 (25.00%) VMware
4 12 (12.00%) CheckPoint
4 12 (12.00%) Juniper
5 8 (8.00%) F5
6 6 (6.00%) Citrix
6 6 (6.00%) HP
7 5 (5.00%) Forcepoint
7 5 (5.00%) NEC
8 4 (4.00%) Extreme Networks
9 3 (3.00%) Fortinet
10 2 (2.00%) Aruba
10 2 (2.00%) Avaya
10 2 (2.00%) Mitel
10 2 (2.00%) Nortel
10 2 (2.00%) Panasonic
11 1 (1.00%) Apple
11 1 (1.00%) IBM
11 1 (1.00%) Red Hat