Period
to 19 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 19 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 45 37 93
Rank change year-on-year -8 +56 -28
Permanent jobs citing WAN 71 31 24
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in South Wales 6.17% 5.14% 1.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 38.38% 36.05% 12.44%
Number of salaries quoted 63 31 21
10th Percentile £30,250 £26,250 £29,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £28,500 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £39,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.59% -7.06% +14.86%
75th Percentile £48,125 £47,500 £44,125
90th Percentile £50,000 £54,250 £58,750
Wales median annual salary £42,500 £39,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +7.59% -7.06% +13.33%

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 South Wales with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 185 86 193
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 16.09% 14.26% 12.15%
Number of salaries quoted 153 64 154
10th Percentile £24,150 £25,000 £26,775
25th Percentile £34,500 £28,500 £33,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £39,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50% +8.84%
75th Percentile £48,900 £47,500 £45,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £53,725 £50,000
Wales median annual salary £42,500 £39,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year +7.59% +1.28% +4.00%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings citing WAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in South Wales

WAN
Salary Trend in South Wales

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing WAN in South Wales.

Salary trend for WAN in South Wales

WAN
Salary Histogram in South Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing WAN in South Wales over the 6 months to 19 October 2021.

Salary histogram for WAN in South Wales

WAN
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 19 October 2021. 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
Newport +7 42 £42,500 -5.56% 2
Cardiff -21 15 £37,500 -5.06% 4
Bridgend - 10 £36,500 - 1
Caerphilly -5 1 £24,500 -34.67% 1
Glamorgan - 1 £35,800 - 1
Monmouthshire - 1 £42,500 - 1
Torfaen - 1 £42,500 -
WAN
Wales

For the 6 months to 19 October 2021, 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 South Wales region with a requirement for WAN.

1 60 (84.51%) LAN
2 50 (70.42%) VPN
3 45 (63.38%) Linux
4 44 (61.97%) Windows
5 43 (60.56%) Active Directory
6 41 (57.75%) VMware
7 40 (56.34%) VMware Infrastructure
8 35 (49.30%) Brocade
8 35 (49.30%) Finance
8 35 (49.30%) Cisco
8 35 (49.30%) Microsoft
9 33 (46.48%) Firewall
9 33 (46.48%) High Availability
10 32 (45.07%) Windows Server
11 30 (42.25%) Advertising
12 27 (38.03%) PowerShell
13 26 (36.62%) VoIP
14 25 (35.21%) Juniper
15 23 (32.39%) CheckPoint
15 23 (32.39%) F5
16 21 (29.58%) Problem-Solving
16 21 (29.58%) CCNA
16 21 (29.58%) MS Visio
16 21 (29.58%) Cisco Certification
16 21 (29.58%) SCCM
17 20 (28.17%) Analytical Skills
18 19 (26.76%) Azure
18 19 (26.76%) TCP/IP
18 19 (26.76%) BGP
18 19 (26.76%) OSPF

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 4 (5.63%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.23%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.82%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 21 (29.58%) MS Visio
2 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (26.76%) Azure
2 18 (25.35%) Microsoft 365
3 6 (8.45%) Azure Active Directory
3 6 (8.45%) IaaS
3 6 (8.45%) PaaS
4 3 (4.23%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (84.51%) LAN
2 50 (70.42%) VPN
3 33 (46.48%) Firewall
4 26 (36.62%) VoIP
5 19 (26.76%) BGP
5 19 (26.76%) OSPF
5 19 (26.76%) TCP/IP
6 17 (23.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 15 (21.13%) DHCP
7 15 (21.13%) SMTP
8 12 (16.90%) DNS
9 6 (8.45%) FTP
9 6 (8.45%) HTTP
9 6 (8.45%) Internet
9 6 (8.45%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (8.45%) IPsec
9 6 (8.45%) Sourcefire
9 6 (8.45%) SSH
9 6 (8.45%) SSL
9 6 (8.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (23.94%) Selenium
2 2 (2.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 35 (49.30%) Finance
2 30 (42.25%) Advertising
3 20 (28.17%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (11.27%) Social Skills
5 6 (8.45%) Games
6 4 (5.63%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.82%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.41%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 33 (46.48%) Consultant
2 26 (36.62%) Technical Consultant
3 18 (25.35%) 3rd Line Support
4 15 (21.13%) Technical Support
5 14 (19.72%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 14 (19.72%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 14 (19.72%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 14 (19.72%) Infrastructure Support
5 14 (19.72%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
5 14 (19.72%) Support Consultant
5 14 (19.72%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
5 14 (19.72%) Technical Support Consultant
6 10 (14.08%) Network Engineer
7 9 (12.68%) Analyst
8 6 (8.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (8.45%) SOC Analyst
9 5 (7.04%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (5.63%) IT Support
10 4 (5.63%) Support Engineer
11 3 (4.23%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (18.31%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (23.94%) Hybrid Cloud
2 6 (8.45%) Analytical Mindset
2 6 (8.45%) Cyberthreat
2 6 (8.45%) PKI
3 4 (5.63%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.63%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.23%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.82%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.41%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 45 (63.38%) Linux
2 44 (61.97%) Windows
3 32 (45.07%) Windows Server
4 18 (25.35%) CentOS
5 17 (23.94%) VyOS
6 7 (9.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (7.04%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.41%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.41%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (46.48%) High Availability
2 21 (29.58%) Problem-Solving
3 17 (23.94%) Network Design
4 12 (16.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 8 (11.27%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (11.27%) Kalman Filter
5 8 (11.27%) SIEM
6 6 (8.45%) Blue Team
6 6 (8.45%) Compliance Audit
6 6 (8.45%) Data Loss Prevention
6 6 (8.45%) Load Balancing
6 6 (8.45%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 6 (8.45%) Time Management
6 6 (8.45%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 5 (7.04%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (7.04%) Project Delivery
7 5 (7.04%) Project Management
8 4 (5.63%) Change Management
8 4 (5.63%) ITIL
8 4 (5.63%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (38.03%) PowerShell
2 6 (8.45%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.82%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (29.58%) CCNA
1 21 (29.58%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (8.45%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.63%) MCSE
3 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.23%) MCITP
5 2 (2.82%) A+ Certification
5 2 (2.82%) CCNP
5 2 (2.82%) MCP
5 2 (2.82%) MCSA
5 2 (2.82%) MCTS
6 1 (1.41%) Avaya Certification
6 1 (1.41%) AWS Certification
6 1 (1.41%) CCSA
6 1 (1.41%) CCSE
6 1 (1.41%) NCDA
6 1 (1.41%) NCIE
6 1 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.45%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (60.56%) Active Directory
2 40 (56.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (9.86%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.41%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (29.58%) SCCM
2 12 (16.90%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (2.82%) SCOM
3 2 (2.82%) WSUS
Vendors
1 41 (57.75%) VMware
2 35 (49.30%) Brocade
2 35 (49.30%) Cisco
2 35 (49.30%) Microsoft
3 25 (35.21%) Juniper
4 23 (32.39%) CheckPoint
4 23 (32.39%) F5
5 18 (25.35%) Red Hat
6 17 (23.94%) Avaya
6 17 (23.94%) Extreme Networks
6 17 (23.94%) SolarWinds
6 17 (23.94%) Vyatta
7 6 (8.45%) ArcSight
7 6 (8.45%) Aruba
7 6 (8.45%) IBM
7 6 (8.45%) Splunk
7 6 (8.45%) TippingPoint
7 6 (8.45%) Trend Micro
8 4 (5.63%) Sophos
9 2 (2.82%) Oracle