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 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 / Scotland
Rank 96 85 100
Rank change year-on-year -11 +15  
Permanent jobs citing WAN 42 80 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.81% 2.73% 1.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.91% 22.35% 16.20%
Number of salaries quoted 30 32 45
Median salary £47,500 £43,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.19% +16.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,150 £32,500 £28,400
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £60,000 £70,500
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 Scotland with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 264 358 358
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.38% 12.21% 11.58%
Number of salaries quoted 170 212 213
Median salary £41,750 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.76% +13.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £32,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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 3 months to 25 March 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 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
Edinburgh -4 23 £55,000 +15.78% 5
Glasgow -7 11 £32,500 -23.52% 3
Inverclyde +3 4 £38,000 -14.60% 1
North Lanarkshire +4 3 £38,000 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £28,000 -
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

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 Scotland region with a requirement for WAN.

1 105 (84.68%) LAN
2 65 (52.42%) Cisco
3 51 (41.13%) Windows
3 51 (41.13%) Firewall
4 45 (36.29%) VMware
5 44 (35.48%) Active Directory
6 38 (30.65%) Windows Server
7 33 (26.61%) Citrix
8 31 (25.00%) Data Centre
9 30 (24.19%) Cisco Certification
9 30 (24.19%) VMware Infrastructure
10 28 (22.58%) Microsoft
10 28 (22.58%) MPLS
11 26 (20.97%) SAN
12 25 (20.16%) OSPF
12 25 (20.16%) BGP
13 22 (17.74%) EIGRP
14 21 (16.94%) DNS
14 21 (16.94%) Linux
14 21 (16.94%) SCCM
15 20 (16.13%) DHCP
16 19 (15.32%) ITIL
16 19 (15.32%) VPN
17 18 (14.52%) NAS
18 17 (13.71%) Network Design
18 17 (13.71%) Internet
18 17 (13.71%) Wireless
18 17 (13.71%) CCNP
18 17 (13.71%) MS Exchange
19 16 (12.90%) CCNA

WAN
Top Related 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 17 (13.71%) MS Exchange
2 10 (8.06%) Apache
2 10 (8.06%) IIS
3 9 (7.26%) Tomcat
4 8 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (6.45%) IBM Domino
5 7 (5.65%) Skype for Business
6 5 (4.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (2.42%) Confluence
8 2 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.61%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.61%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (5.65%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.42%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.81%) Houdini
3 1 (0.81%) Maya
3 1 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.81%) NUKE
3 1 (0.81%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.26%) Office 365
2 7 (5.65%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 105 (84.68%) LAN
2 51 (41.13%) Firewall
3 28 (22.58%) MPLS
4 26 (20.97%) SAN
5 25 (20.16%) BGP
5 25 (20.16%) OSPF
6 22 (17.74%) EIGRP
7 21 (16.94%) DNS
8 20 (16.13%) DHCP
9 19 (15.32%) VPN
10 18 (14.52%) NAS
11 17 (13.71%) Internet
11 17 (13.71%) Wireless
12 15 (12.10%) TCP/IP
13 12 (9.68%) Cisco IOS
13 12 (9.68%) Spanning Tree
13 12 (9.68%) VLAN
14 11 (8.87%) Ethernet
15 10 (8.06%) Cisco Nexus
16 9 (7.26%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.06%) MySQL
3 9 (7.26%) NoSQL
4 5 (4.03%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (4.03%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (5.65%) Git (software)
1 7 (5.65%) Subversion
2 4 (3.23%) JIRA
3 1 (0.81%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.81%) FogBugz
3 1 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (12.10%) Telecoms
2 14 (11.29%) Finance
3 9 (7.26%) Games
4 4 (3.23%) Retail
5 2 (1.61%) Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Back Office
6 1 (0.81%) Billing
6 1 (0.81%) Electronics
6 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.81%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (25.81%) Network Engineer
2 18 (14.52%) Analyst
3 14 (11.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (9.68%) Senior Analyst
4 12 (9.68%) Senior Technical Analyst
4 12 (9.68%) Technical Analyst
5 11 (8.87%) Data Network Engineer
6 10 (8.06%) Data Engineer
6 10 (8.06%) Support Engineer
7 9 (7.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (7.26%) Systems Engineer
8 8 (6.45%) Administrator
8 8 (6.45%) Consultant
8 8 (6.45%) Infrastructure Support
9 7 (5.65%) IT Manager
9 7 (5.65%) Team Leader
10 6 (4.84%) Linux Engineer
10 6 (4.84%) Linux Systems Engineer
10 6 (4.84%) Senior Network Engineer
10 6 (4.84%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.06%) LAMP
2 9 (7.26%) Web Services
3 8 (6.45%) 802.1X
4 6 (4.84%) SAX
5 2 (1.61%) Middleware
5 2 (1.61%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 31 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.03%) Blackberry
2 5 (4.03%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.03%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.23%) Driving Licence
4 3 (2.42%) EMC VNX
4 3 (2.42%) Private Cloud
4 3 (2.42%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 1 (0.81%) Animation
5 1 (0.81%) Clustering
5 1 (0.81%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.81%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.81%) FlexPod
5 1 (0.81%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.81%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 51 (41.13%) Windows
2 38 (30.65%) Windows Server
3 21 (16.94%) Linux
4 14 (11.29%) Ubuntu
4 14 (11.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (8.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (8.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (5.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.42%) Windows 2000
7 3 (2.42%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.61%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.81%) Android
9 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.81%) CentOS
9 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.81%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (15.32%) ITIL
2 17 (13.71%) Network Design
3 15 (12.10%) Change Management
4 14 (11.29%) IT Strategy
5 12 (9.68%) Mentoring
5 12 (9.68%) Project Management
6 10 (8.06%) Configuration Management
6 10 (8.06%) Network Monitoring
7 7 (5.65%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (5.65%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (5.65%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 7 (5.65%) Open Source
7 7 (5.65%) Translating Business Requirements
8 6 (4.84%) High Availability
8 6 (4.84%) Technical Architecture
8 6 (4.84%) Time Management
9 5 (4.03%) Coaching
9 5 (4.03%) Investment Management
9 5 (4.03%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (4.03%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (12.10%) PowerShell
1 15 (12.10%) SQL
2 11 (8.87%) Python
3 9 (7.26%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.81%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.81%) PHP
4 1 (0.81%) Ruby
4 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.81%) VB
4 1 (0.81%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (24.19%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (13.71%) CCNP
3 16 (12.90%) CCNA
4 11 (8.87%) Degree
5 9 (7.26%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (3.23%) CCIE
7 4 (3.23%) MCSA
8 2 (1.61%) CCDA
8 2 (1.61%) CCDP
8 2 (1.61%) HNC
8 2 (1.61%) HND
8 2 (1.61%) MCP
8 2 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.61%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.61%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.81%) CCENT
9 1 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.81%) JNCIP
9 1 (0.81%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.65%) SLA
2 2 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 44 (35.48%) Active Directory
2 30 (24.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (12.10%) Hyper-V
4 9 (7.26%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (4.84%) Terminal Server
5 6 (4.84%) XenApp
5 6 (4.84%) XenDesktop
6 5 (4.03%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (4.03%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (3.23%) vSphere
8 2 (1.61%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.81%) Firmware
9 1 (0.81%) NFS
9 1 (0.81%) Samba
9 1 (0.81%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 21 (16.94%) SCCM
2 14 (11.29%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (11.29%) Puppet
3 10 (8.06%) SCOM
4 7 (5.65%) Cacti
4 7 (5.65%) Check_MK
4 7 (5.65%) Nagios
5 5 (4.03%) Ansible
5 5 (4.03%) SCVMM
5 5 (4.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 5 (4.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (2.42%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.81%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.81%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.81%) Iperf
7 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.81%) MOM
7 1 (0.81%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.81%) WMI
Vendors
1 65 (52.42%) Cisco
2 45 (36.29%) VMware
3 33 (26.61%) Citrix
4 28 (22.58%) Microsoft
5 15 (12.10%) F5
6 14 (11.29%) CheckPoint
7 10 (8.06%) Nokia
7 10 (8.06%) SolarWinds
8 9 (7.26%) Brocade
8 9 (7.26%) Percona
8 9 (7.26%) Riverbed
9 8 (6.45%) Lotus
10 7 (5.65%) Palo Alto
10 7 (5.65%) Perforce
11 6 (4.84%) Dell
11 6 (4.84%) Fortinet
12 5 (4.03%) CA
12 5 (4.03%) HP
12 5 (4.03%) NetApp
12 5 (4.03%) Varonis
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