Period
to 24 November 2017

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

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 77 127
Rank change year-on-year -28 +50 +6
Permanent jobs citing WAN 126 151 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.22% 2.92% 1.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.67% 20.94% 16.14%
Number of salaries quoted 94 85 82
Scotland median annual salary £52,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +50.00% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £32,500 £24,647 £21,375
90th Percentile £70,000 £53,750 £54,875
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 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 713 721 731
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.59% 13.93% 11.31%
Number of salaries quoted 475 464 459
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £29,750 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,750 £57,500 £57,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 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
Glasgow -13 45 £57,500 +69.12% 2
Edinburgh -43 42 £56,250 +64.63% 1
Dundee - 9 £35,000 -
Aberdeen - 5 £43,500 - 1
Inverclyde +3 4 £37,500 -
Falkirk +2 3 £45,000 -5.26%
East Ayrshire - 3 £20,000 -
Fife 0 2 £33,750 +7.14%
Perth and Kinross +2 1 - -
North Lanarkshire -2 1 - -
West Lothian -7 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £32,500 -
WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 24 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 Scotland region with a requirement for WAN.

1 108 (85.71%) LAN
2 86 (68.25%) Cisco
3 72 (57.14%) Firewall
4 55 (43.65%) Cisco Certification
5 38 (30.16%) Windows
6 36 (28.57%) MPLS
7 35 (27.78%) VMware
7 35 (27.78%) CCIE
7 35 (27.78%) Data Centre
8 31 (24.60%) Active Directory
8 31 (24.60%) ITIL
8 31 (24.60%) Network Security
9 30 (23.81%) Cisco Nexus
10 27 (21.43%) Windows Server
10 27 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
10 27 (21.43%) VPN
11 26 (20.63%) Linux
12 25 (19.84%) CheckPoint
13 23 (18.25%) BGP
14 22 (17.46%) Network Design
14 22 (17.46%) Wireless
15 21 (16.67%) PowerShell
15 21 (16.67%) Translating Business Requirements
16 20 (15.87%) Agile Software Development
16 20 (15.87%) Finance
16 20 (15.87%) CCNP
17 19 (15.08%) DHCP
17 19 (15.08%) Citrix
17 19 (15.08%) VoIP
17 19 (15.08%) Cisco ASA

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 16 (12.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 10 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (7.94%) MS Exchange
3 6 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.76%) Skype for Business
4 5 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.38%) IBM Domino
6 2 (1.59%) IIS
7 1 (0.79%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.59%) Houdini
2 2 (1.59%) Maya
2 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.59%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.59%) NUKE
2 2 (1.59%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (8.73%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.52%) Office 365
2 11 (8.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.59%) SaaS
5 1 (0.79%) IaaS
5 1 (0.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 108 (85.71%) LAN
2 72 (57.14%) Firewall
3 36 (28.57%) MPLS
4 31 (24.60%) Network Security
5 30 (23.81%) Cisco Nexus
6 27 (21.43%) VPN
7 23 (18.25%) BGP
8 22 (17.46%) Wireless
9 19 (15.08%) Cisco ASA
9 19 (15.08%) DHCP
9 19 (15.08%) VoIP
10 17 (13.49%) DNS
11 14 (11.11%) IP Telephony
11 14 (11.11%) WLAN
12 13 (10.32%) OSPF
13 12 (9.52%) Cisco IPT
13 12 (9.52%) EIGRP
13 12 (9.52%) Internet
14 10 (7.94%) SAN
14 10 (7.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.97%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.17%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (3.17%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (9.52%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (1.59%) JIRA
General
1 20 (15.87%) Finance
2 13 (10.32%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.38%) Back Office
3 3 (2.38%) Games
3 3 (2.38%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.79%) Banking
4 1 (0.79%) Law
4 1 (0.79%) Legal
4 1 (0.79%) Retail
4 1 (0.79%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (26.19%) Network Engineer
2 24 (19.05%) Architect
3 23 (18.25%) Network Architect
4 14 (11.11%) Analyst
5 12 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (6.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 8 (6.35%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (6.35%) Senior Network Engineer
7 7 (5.56%) Lead Network Engineer
8 6 (4.76%) Network Manager
9 4 (3.17%) Administrator
9 4 (3.17%) Network Support
9 4 (3.17%) Support Engineer
9 4 (3.17%) Systems Administrator
10 3 (2.38%) Network Support Engineer
10 3 (2.38%) Senior Technical Analyst
10 3 (2.38%) Service Desk Manager
10 3 (2.38%) Service Manager
10 3 (2.38%) Team Leader
10 3 (2.38%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.79%) 802.1X
1 1 (0.79%) JSON
1 1 (0.79%) Web Services
1 1 (0.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (27.78%) Data Centre
2 16 (12.70%) Blackberry
3 7 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.97%) Smartphone
5 4 (3.17%) Driving Licence
5 4 (3.17%) IVR
6 2 (1.59%) Animation
6 2 (1.59%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.59%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.79%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.79%) Replication
7 1 (0.79%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 38 (30.16%) Windows
2 27 (21.43%) Windows Server
3 26 (20.63%) Linux
4 16 (12.70%) Ubuntu
5 11 (8.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (6.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.38%) CentOS
7 3 (2.38%) Unix
7 3 (2.38%) Windows 7
7 3 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.59%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (24.60%) ITIL
2 22 (17.46%) Network Design
3 21 (16.67%) Translating Business Requirements
4 20 (15.87%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (14.29%) TOGAF
6 17 (13.49%) Root Cause Analysis
6 17 (13.49%) Scrum
6 17 (13.49%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (12.70%) Project Management
8 15 (11.90%) Asset Management
9 14 (11.11%) Information Security
10 13 (10.32%) Network Segmentation
11 12 (9.52%) Requirements Analysis
11 12 (9.52%) Technical Architecture
11 12 (9.52%) Zachman Framework
12 11 (8.73%) Load Balancing
13 10 (7.94%) Network Management
14 9 (7.14%) IT Strategy
15 8 (6.35%) Network Architecture
16 7 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 21 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 11 (8.73%) C
3 7 (5.56%) SQL
4 2 (1.59%) Python
5 1 (0.79%) Java
5 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 55 (43.65%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (27.78%) CCIE
3 20 (15.87%) CCNP
4 17 (13.49%) CISSP
5 12 (9.52%) CCNA
6 5 (3.97%) CCDE
7 4 (3.17%) HND
8 3 (2.38%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 3 (2.38%) Degree
8 3 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.38%) MCP
8 3 (2.38%) MCSE
8 3 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.59%) JNCIP
9 2 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.79%) CCDP
10 1 (0.79%) CCENT
10 1 (0.79%) CCIE Service Provider
10 1 (0.79%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.56%) SLA
2 2 (1.59%) PMO
2 2 (1.59%) QA
2 2 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (24.60%) Active Directory
2 27 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (10.32%) Hyper-V
4 10 (7.94%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (4.76%) vSphere
6 6 (4.76%) XenApp
7 5 (3.97%) XenDesktop
8 4 (3.17%) Firmware
8 4 (3.17%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (2.38%) Terminal Server
10 2 (1.59%) ISA Server
10 2 (1.59%) NFS
10 2 (1.59%) Samba
11 1 (0.79%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 17 (13.49%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (12.70%) Ansible
2 16 (12.70%) Puppet
3 15 (11.90%) SCCM
4 6 (4.76%) WSUS
5 4 (3.17%) SCOM
5 4 (3.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 4 (3.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (2.38%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (1.59%) Iperf
8 1 (0.79%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.79%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.79%) Nagios
8 1 (0.79%) Nessus
8 1 (0.79%) RSA Archer
8 1 (0.79%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (0.79%) WMI
Vendors
1 86 (68.25%) Cisco
2 35 (27.78%) VMware
3 25 (19.84%) CheckPoint
4 19 (15.08%) Citrix
5 16 (12.70%) Microsoft
5 16 (12.70%) Varonis
6 15 (11.90%) Red Hat
7 13 (10.32%) CyberArk
8 11 (8.73%) Charles River
9 9 (7.14%) F5
9 9 (7.14%) McAfee
10 8 (6.35%) Fortinet
11 7 (5.56%) Dell
12 6 (4.76%) SolarWinds
13 5 (3.97%) Symantec
14 4 (3.17%) CA
14 4 (3.17%) jetNEXUS
14 4 (3.17%) Juniper
14 4 (3.17%) Riverbed
15 3 (2.38%) Brocade