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 3 months to 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 73 81
Rank change year-on-year +9 +8  
Permanent jobs citing WAN 19 21 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 2.27% 1.77% 1.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.96% 10.55% 5.17%
Number of salaries quoted 19 16 16
Median salary £40,000 £48,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.52% +21.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £37,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £50,000 £41,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year - -3.61%  

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

Communications & Computer Network Skills
South Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 127 199 329
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 15.19% 16.79% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 122 173 272
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £27,300
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £58,250
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% -  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 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 3 months to 30 April 2017.

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 3 months to 30 April 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
Cardiff +4 12 £38,750 -8.82% 1
Torfaen +14 2 £27,500 -
Caerphilly - 2 £40,000 -
Newport 0 1 £34,000 -32.00%
WAN
Wales

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 South Wales region with a requirement for WAN.

1 36 (94.74%) LAN
2 20 (52.63%) Windows
3 17 (44.74%) VPN
3 17 (44.74%) Cisco
3 17 (44.74%) Firewall
4 16 (42.11%) TCP/IP
4 16 (42.11%) Windows Server
5 15 (39.47%) Microsoft
6 13 (34.21%) Active Directory
6 13 (34.21%) DNS
6 13 (34.21%) CheckPoint
6 13 (34.21%) Internet
6 13 (34.21%) VMware
7 12 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
7 12 (31.58%) BGP
7 12 (31.58%) ITIL
7 12 (31.58%) Office 365
7 12 (31.58%) Cisco Nexus
8 11 (28.95%) Data Centre
8 11 (28.95%) Hyper-V
8 11 (28.95%) IPsec
9 10 (26.32%) MPLS
9 10 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (26.32%) MCSE
9 10 (26.32%) F5
10 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (23.68%) Juniper
10 9 (23.68%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (21.05%) Load Balancing

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 7 (18.42%) MS Exchange
2 6 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (31.58%) Office 365
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.26%) IaaS
3 2 (5.26%) PaaS
4 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.63%) G Suite
4 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (94.74%) LAN
2 17 (44.74%) Firewall
2 17 (44.74%) VPN
3 16 (42.11%) TCP/IP
4 13 (34.21%) DNS
4 13 (34.21%) Internet
5 12 (31.58%) BGP
5 12 (31.58%) Cisco Nexus
6 11 (28.95%) IPsec
7 10 (26.32%) MPLS
8 9 (23.68%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (21.05%) DHCP
9 8 (21.05%) OSPF
10 6 (15.79%) FTP
10 6 (15.79%) IPv4
10 6 (15.79%) IPv6
10 6 (15.79%) SSL
11 5 (13.16%) HSRP
11 5 (13.16%) VoIP
12 3 (7.89%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
1 5 (13.16%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (13.16%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 6 (15.79%) Telecoms
2 5 (13.16%) Retail
3 3 (7.89%) Advertising
3 3 (7.89%) Back Office
3 3 (7.89%) Finance
4 2 (5.26%) Games
5 1 (2.63%) Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (28.95%) Network Engineer
2 8 (21.05%) IT Manager
3 5 (13.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Help Desk Manager
3 5 (13.16%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (7.89%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Administrator
5 2 (5.26%) Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Architect
5 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) IT Administrator
5 2 (5.26%) Network Architect
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.95%) Data Centre
2 8 (21.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.63%) CMDB
4 1 (2.63%) IVR
4 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (52.63%) Windows
2 16 (42.11%) Windows Server
3 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (15.79%) Windows 10
5 5 (13.16%) Linux
5 5 (13.16%) Windows 7
6 4 (10.53%) Windows 8
6 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (5.26%) Unix
7 2 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (31.58%) ITIL
2 8 (21.05%) Load Balancing
2 8 (21.05%) Migration
3 6 (15.79%) DDoS Mitigation
4 4 (10.53%) Information Security
5 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2
6 2 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.26%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (5.26%) Data Migration
6 2 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (5.26%) Release Management
6 2 (5.26%) Security Patching
7 1 (2.63%) Analytics
7 1 (2.63%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.63%) High Availability
7 1 (2.63%) Line Management
7 1 (2.63%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.63%) Multichannel Retail
7 1 (2.63%) Network Management
7 1 (2.63%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.16%) SQL
2 2 (5.26%) Python
2 2 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (26.32%) MCSE
1 10 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (18.42%) Degree
3 6 (15.79%) CCNP
3 6 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (15.79%) MCSA
4 4 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (7.89%) CCNA
6 2 (5.26%) MCITP
6 2 (5.26%) RHCE
6 2 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) SLA
2 2 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (34.21%) Active Directory
2 12 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (28.95%) Hyper-V
4 3 (7.89%) vSphere
4 3 (7.89%) XenServer
5 2 (5.26%) XenApp
5 2 (5.26%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.63%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (2.63%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (2.63%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (2.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (44.74%) Cisco
2 15 (39.47%) Microsoft
3 13 (34.21%) CheckPoint
3 13 (34.21%) VMware
4 10 (26.32%) F5
5 9 (23.68%) Juniper
6 6 (15.79%) Avaya
7 3 (7.89%) Citrix
7 3 (7.89%) Veeam
8 2 (5.26%) Aastra
8 2 (5.26%) Apple
8 2 (5.26%) WatchGuard
9 1 (2.63%) Acronis
9 1 (2.63%) arcserve
9 1 (2.63%) Aruba
9 1 (2.63%) Google
9 1 (2.63%) Riverbed
9 1 (2.63%) SolarWinds
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