Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 69 80
Rank change year-on-year +7 +11 +16
Permanent jobs citing WAN 50 39 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 3.19% 2.86% 2.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.53% 15.35% 15.62%
Number of salaries quoted 45 35 52
South Wales median annual salary £37,000 £36,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.37% -14.12% +6.25%
10th Percentile £23,300 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £50,000 £42,500 £68,750
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year - -11.76% -

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 256 254 397
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 16.33% 18.62% 17.91%
Number of salaries quoted 223 232 350
South Wales median annual salary £37,000 £37,500 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.33% -3.23% +0.65%
10th Percentile £22,500 £24,075 £22,725
90th Percentile £65,000 £53,750 £64,000
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -2.60% +2.67% -2.60%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -6 40 £36,000 +2.86% 2
Newport -2 4 £49,250 +25.48%
Bridgend -1 3 £16,000 - 4
Caerphilly - 1 £21,000 -
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 1 £37,500 -
WAN
Wales

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 50 (100.00%) LAN
2 25 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 24 (48.00%) Windows
3 24 (48.00%) Active Directory
4 18 (36.00%) Office 365
5 17 (34.00%) Windows Server
5 17 (34.00%) VMware
6 16 (32.00%) Firewall
7 14 (28.00%) Cisco
7 14 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 14 (28.00%) Hyper-V
8 13 (26.00%) WLAN
8 13 (26.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 11 (22.00%) DNS
9 11 (22.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (22.00%) Windows 7
10 10 (20.00%) Bash Shell
10 10 (20.00%) Data Centre
10 10 (20.00%) SLA
10 10 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (18.00%) Python
11 9 (18.00%) SQL
11 9 (18.00%) Microsoft Office
11 9 (18.00%) ITIL
12 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (14.00%) Load Balancing
13 7 (14.00%) Customer Engagement
13 7 (14.00%) Veeam
13 7 (14.00%) Mentoring
13 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2012

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 5 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 5 (10.00%) WordPress
2 3 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.00%) Apache
3 1 (2.00%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.00%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (18.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 18 (36.00%) Office 365
2 6 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (10.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.00%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.00%) G Suite
4 1 (2.00%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.00%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 50 (100.00%) LAN
2 16 (32.00%) Firewall
3 13 (26.00%) WLAN
4 11 (22.00%) DNS
5 7 (14.00%) SAN
5 7 (14.00%) TCP/IP
6 5 (10.00%) DHCP
7 3 (6.00%) VoIP
8 2 (4.00%) ADSL
8 2 (4.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (4.00%) ISDN
8 2 (4.00%) Wireshark
9 1 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (2.00%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (2.00%) Cisco PIX
9 1 (2.00%) Skype
9 1 (2.00%) SMS
9 1 (2.00%) tcpdump
9 1 (2.00%) VPN
9 1 (2.00%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.00%) MySQL
2 5 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (8.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.00%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 6 (12.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (12.00%) Subversion
2 5 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (8.00%) Cucumber
3 4 (8.00%) Ranorex
3 4 (8.00%) Selenium
4 1 (2.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 4 (8.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.00%) Finance
3 2 (4.00%) Automotive
3 2 (4.00%) Welsh Language
4 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (26.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (14.00%) Analyst
3 6 (12.00%) Network Engineer
3 6 (12.00%) Support Analyst
4 5 (10.00%) Lead DevOps
5 4 (8.00%) IT Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Support Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Test Automation Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Test Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (6.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) AWS DevOps
6 3 (6.00%) AWS Infrastructure Lead
6 3 (6.00%) IT Support
6 3 (6.00%) IT Support Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) IT Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Senior IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.00%) LAMP
2 2 (4.00%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (14.00%) Replication
3 6 (12.00%) Clustering
4 2 (4.00%) BBC
4 2 (4.00%) PKI
4 2 (4.00%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 24 (48.00%) Windows
2 17 (34.00%) Windows Server
3 11 (22.00%) Windows 7
3 11 (22.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (8.00%) Windows 10
7 3 (6.00%) Linux
8 2 (4.00%) CentOS
8 2 (4.00%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.00%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.00%) SUSE
9 1 (2.00%) Ubuntu
9 1 (2.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 10 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (18.00%) ITIL
4 7 (14.00%) Customer Engagement
4 7 (14.00%) Load Balancing
4 7 (14.00%) Mentoring
5 6 (12.00%) DevOps
5 6 (12.00%) High Availability
6 5 (10.00%) Configuration Management
6 5 (10.00%) Content Management
6 5 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 5 (10.00%) Task Automation
7 4 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (8.00%) Integration Testing
7 4 (8.00%) Performance Testing
7 4 (8.00%) Problem Management
7 4 (8.00%) Test Automation
7 4 (8.00%) Test Strategy
7 4 (8.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.00%) Bash Shell
2 9 (18.00%) Python
2 9 (18.00%) SQL
3 6 (12.00%) Shell Script
4 5 (10.00%) PHP
5 4 (8.00%) Java
5 4 (8.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.00%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (14.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (12.00%) CCNP
2 6 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (10.00%) CCNA
3 5 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (8.00%) CCDP
5 3 (6.00%) Degree
5 3 (6.00%) MCSA
5 3 (6.00%) MCSE
5 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.00%) MCITP
7 1 (2.00%) CISSP
7 1 (2.00%) GPEN
7 1 (2.00%) ISEB
7 1 (2.00%) ISTQB
7 1 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.00%) Master's Degree
7 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (2.00%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 24 (48.00%) Active Directory
2 14 (28.00%) Hyper-V
2 14 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (14.00%) Terminal Services
4 5 (10.00%) Varnish
5 2 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (4.00%) vSphere
6 1 (2.00%) Docker
6 1 (2.00%) iptables
6 1 (2.00%) KVM
6 1 (2.00%) Postfix
6 1 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (10.00%) Puppet
1 5 (10.00%) ZABBIX
2 2 (4.00%) SCOM
2 2 (4.00%) SCOrch
2 2 (4.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.00%) Ansible
3 1 (2.00%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (2.00%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (2.00%) Salt
Vendors
1 25 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (34.00%) VMware
3 14 (28.00%) Cisco
4 7 (14.00%) Veeam
5 3 (6.00%) Citrix
6 2 (4.00%) Apple
6 2 (4.00%) Blue Coat
6 2 (4.00%) Dell
6 2 (4.00%) HP
6 2 (4.00%) McAfee
6 2 (4.00%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.00%) Riverbed
6 2 (4.00%) Sage
7 1 (2.00%) Brocade
7 1 (2.00%) Google
7 1 (2.00%) LexisNexis
7 1 (2.00%) NetApp
7 1 (2.00%) Oracle