Period
to 18 July 2018

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

Wide Area Network (WAN)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 87 81
Rank change year-on-year +19 -6 +36
Permanent jobs citing WAN 39 32 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 2.76% 2.02% 2.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.65% 12.70% 13.66%
Number of salaries quoted 38 30 49
South Wales median annual salary £42,500 £35,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.57% -17.06% +6.25%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,225 £28,100
90th Percentile £52,250 £44,050 £67,500
Wales median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +13.33% -11.76% +6.25%

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 221 252 432
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 15.64% 15.91% 18.47%
Number of salaries quoted 198 236 378
South Wales median annual salary £39,500 £35,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.86% -5.41% -5.13%
10th Percentile £22,000 £22,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £49,375 £62,500
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,477
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.80% -6.47%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for WAN in South Wales

WAN
Salary Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WAN in South Wales.

Salary trend for WAN in South Wales

WAN
Salary Histogram in South Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in South Wales over the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

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 18 July 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
Cardiff +22 33 £42,500 +20.57% 4
Newport +16 3 £55,000 +48.65% 1
Bridgend -3 1 £16,000 - 1
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 1 £37,500 -
WAN
Wales

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 South Wales region with a requirement for WAN.

1 39 (100.00%) LAN
2 21 (53.85%) DNS
3 18 (46.15%) Bash Shell
4 17 (43.59%) Python
5 15 (38.46%) Windows
5 15 (38.46%) SQL
5 15 (38.46%) Active Directory
5 15 (38.46%) Shell Script
5 15 (38.46%) Load Balancing
6 14 (35.90%) Subversion
6 14 (35.90%) MySQL
6 14 (35.90%) Amazon AWS
6 14 (35.90%) Git (software)
6 14 (35.90%) High Availability
6 14 (35.90%) DevOps
6 14 (35.90%) Windows Server
7 13 (33.33%) Mentoring
7 13 (33.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 13 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (33.33%) ZABBIX
7 13 (33.33%) WordPress
7 13 (33.33%) Varnish
7 13 (33.33%) Puppet
7 13 (33.33%) PHP
7 13 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 13 (33.33%) Configuration Management
7 13 (33.33%) Content Management
7 13 (33.33%) LAMP
7 13 (33.33%) Clustering
7 13 (33.33%) Software Engineering

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 13 (33.33%) WordPress
2 5 (12.82%) CMS
3 3 (7.69%) MS Exchange
4 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.56%) Apache
5 1 (2.56%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.56%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (2.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (35.90%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (33.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 12 (30.77%) Office 365
4 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.56%) Amazon S3
5 1 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.56%) G Suite
5 1 (2.56%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (2.56%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 39 (100.00%) LAN
2 21 (53.85%) DNS
3 13 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 10 (25.64%) Firewall
5 8 (20.51%) WLAN
6 7 (17.95%) DHCP
6 7 (17.95%) SAN
7 2 (5.13%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (5.13%) VoIP
7 2 (5.13%) Wireshark
8 1 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (2.56%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (2.56%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (2.56%) DMZ
8 1 (2.56%) IPsec
8 1 (2.56%) MPLS
8 1 (2.56%) Skype
8 1 (2.56%) tcpdump
8 1 (2.56%) WebEx
8 1 (2.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (35.90%) MySQL
2 5 (12.82%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (10.26%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.56%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 14 (35.90%) Git (software)
1 14 (35.90%) Subversion
2 5 (12.82%) Jenkins
3 4 (10.26%) Cucumber
3 4 (10.26%) Ranorex
3 4 (10.26%) Selenium
4 1 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 5 (12.82%) Automotive
2 2 (5.13%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (35.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (30.77%) Lead DevOps
3 7 (17.95%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (17.95%) Team Leader
4 6 (15.38%) AWS DevOps
5 5 (12.82%) AWS Infrastructure Lead
6 4 (10.26%) Test Automation Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) AWS Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Cloud Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Design Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) DevOps Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Team Leader
7 2 (5.13%) Lead Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Network Design Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Design Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (33.33%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (33.33%) Clustering
2 6 (15.38%) Replication
3 5 (12.82%) PKI
3 5 (12.82%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (38.46%) Windows
2 14 (35.90%) Windows Server
3 6 (15.38%) Windows 7
3 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (10.26%) Linux
6 2 (5.13%) CentOS
7 1 (2.56%) SUSE
7 1 (2.56%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (38.46%) Load Balancing
2 14 (35.90%) DevOps
2 14 (35.90%) High Availability
3 13 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 13 (33.33%) Content Management
3 13 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 13 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 11 (28.21%) ITIL
5 9 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (15.38%) Customer Engagement
6 6 (15.38%) Problem Management
6 6 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (12.82%) Patch Management
7 5 (12.82%) People Management
7 5 (12.82%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (12.82%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (10.26%) Performance Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Test Automation
8 4 (10.26%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 18 (46.15%) Bash Shell
2 17 (43.59%) Python
3 15 (38.46%) Shell Script
3 15 (38.46%) SQL
4 13 (33.33%) PHP
5 4 (10.26%) Java
5 4 (10.26%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (15.38%) Degree
2 6 (15.38%) MCSA
3 3 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.13%) CCNP
4 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.56%) CCNA
5 1 (2.56%) CISM
5 1 (2.56%) CISSP
5 1 (2.56%) GIAC
5 1 (2.56%) GPEN
5 1 (2.56%) ISEB
5 1 (2.56%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.56%) Master's Degree
5 1 (2.56%) MCSE
5 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (2.56%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.95%) SLA
2 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 13 (33.33%) Varnish
3 11 (28.21%) Hyper-V
4 7 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (15.38%) Terminal Services
6 5 (12.82%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (2.56%) Docker
7 1 (2.56%) iptables
7 1 (2.56%) KVM
7 1 (2.56%) Postfix
7 1 (2.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
1 13 (33.33%) Puppet
1 13 (33.33%) ZABBIX
2 5 (12.82%) SCOM
2 5 (12.82%) SCOrch
3 1 (2.56%) Ansible
3 1 (2.56%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.56%) Nagios
3 1 (2.56%) Salt
3 1 (2.56%) SCCM
3 1 (2.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 8 (20.51%) VMware
3 6 (15.38%) Veeam
4 5 (12.82%) Cisco
4 5 (12.82%) HP
5 2 (5.13%) Blue Coat
5 2 (5.13%) McAfee
5 2 (5.13%) Red Hat
5 2 (5.13%) Riverbed
6 1 (2.56%) Apple
6 1 (2.56%) Brocade
6 1 (2.56%) Citrix
6 1 (2.56%) Google
6 1 (2.56%) LexisNexis
6 1 (2.56%) NetApp
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle