The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England / South West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 88 90
Rank change year-on-year -13 +2  
Permanent jobs citing WAN 144 195 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.85% 3.32% 3.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.14% 16.78% 18.15%
Number of salaries quoted 121 188 160
Median salary £29,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,200 £56,800 £65,000
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 the South West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 794 1162 1003
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 15.70% 19.81% 16.53%
Number of salaries quoted 599 975 863
Median salary £35,000 £39,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.39% +5.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £54,290
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 the South West

WAN
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for WAN in the South West

WAN
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in the South West over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for WAN in the South West

WAN
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the South West region over the 3 months to 28 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
Bristol +31 54 £30,000 -33.33% 6
Wiltshire +14 54 £27,500 -17.91% 1
Devon +9 12 £26,000 +48.57% 3
Gloucestershire -1 10 £31,250 -37.50% 1
Cornwall -11 9 £24,500 -38.75%
Dorset +13 6 £30,000 -25.00% 3
Somerset -46 1 £60,000 +76.47%
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 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 South West region with a requirement for WAN.

1 280 (91.50%) LAN
2 188 (61.44%) Windows
3 126 (41.18%) Active Directory
4 125 (40.85%) Cisco
5 121 (39.54%) Firewall
6 119 (38.89%) Microsoft
7 108 (35.29%) VMware
8 105 (34.31%) Windows Server
9 99 (32.35%) MS Exchange
10 94 (30.72%) ITIL
11 79 (25.82%) TCP/IP
12 69 (22.55%) MS Office
13 64 (20.92%) VPN
13 64 (20.92%) Cisco Certification
14 58 (18.95%) Wi-Fi
15 54 (17.65%) SQL Server
15 54 (17.65%) MS Excel
15 54 (17.65%) Network Security
16 53 (17.32%) Linux
17 52 (16.99%) CCNA
17 52 (16.99%) VMware Infrastructure
17 52 (16.99%) Windows Server 2012
18 46 (15.03%) Windows Server 2008
19 41 (13.40%) Finance
19 41 (13.40%) Hyper-V
20 40 (13.07%) Service Management
21 39 (12.75%) VLAN
22 38 (12.42%) DHCP
23 37 (12.09%) Citrix
23 37 (12.09%) Juniper

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 99 (32.35%) MS Exchange
2 27 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (4.90%) IIS
3 15 (4.90%) SharePoint
4 14 (4.58%) Apache
4 14 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2013
4 14 (4.58%) Tomcat
5 12 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (3.59%) Skype for Business
7 6 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.98%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.33%) CMS
9 1 (0.33%) Moodle
9 1 (0.33%) OpenEdge
9 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 69 (22.55%) MS Office
2 54 (17.65%) MS Excel
3 9 (2.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.63%) OpenText MBPM
1 5 (1.63%) Visualfiles
2 4 (1.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.65%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.33%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.86%) Office 365
2 7 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.33%) IaaS
5 1 (0.33%) PaaS
5 1 (0.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 280 (91.50%) LAN
2 121 (39.54%) Firewall
3 79 (25.82%) TCP/IP
4 64 (20.92%) VPN
5 58 (18.95%) Wi-Fi
6 54 (17.65%) Network Security
7 39 (12.75%) VLAN
8 38 (12.42%) DHCP
9 35 (11.44%) DNS
10 32 (10.46%) VoIP
11 29 (9.48%) Internet
11 29 (9.48%) IP Telephony
11 29 (9.48%) MPLS
12 26 (8.50%) Wireless
13 24 (7.84%) WLAN
14 23 (7.52%) Ethernet
15 22 (7.19%) SMTP
16 21 (6.86%) OSPF
17 20 (6.54%) BGP
18 19 (6.21%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.27%) MySQL
3 5 (1.63%) Big Data
3 5 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (1.31%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.98%) IDOL
5 3 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.65%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.33%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.65%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 41 (13.40%) Finance
2 18 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.29%) Retail
4 6 (1.96%) Legal
5 5 (1.63%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.63%) Marketing
6 4 (1.31%) Electronics
7 3 (0.98%) Advertising
8 2 (0.65%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.65%) Back Office
8 2 (0.65%) Front Office
8 2 (0.65%) Military
Job Titles
1 53 (17.32%) Network Engineer
2 47 (15.36%) IT Support
3 44 (14.38%) Support Engineer
4 40 (13.07%) Analyst
5 28 (9.15%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 28 (9.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 27 (8.82%) IT Engineer
7 26 (8.50%) Support Analyst
8 25 (8.17%) IT Support Engineer
9 24 (7.84%) Service Analyst
9 24 (7.84%) Service Desk Analyst
10 22 (7.19%) 2nd Line Support
11 20 (6.54%) Administrator
11 20 (6.54%) Service Desk Support
12 18 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
13 17 (5.56%) Service Desk Support Analyst
14 16 (5.23%) IT Technician
14 16 (5.23%) Network Specialist
15 15 (4.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 15 (4.90%) IT Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.58%) .NET
2 8 (2.61%) MAPI
3 5 (1.63%) XML
4 3 (0.98%) CAdES
4 3 (0.98%) CGI
4 3 (0.98%) PAdES
4 3 (0.98%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (0.98%) XAdES
5 2 (0.65%) Ajax
5 2 (0.65%) CSS
5 2 (0.65%) Doctrine
5 2 (0.65%) HTML
5 2 (0.65%) Symfony
6 1 (0.33%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.33%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.33%) jQuery
6 1 (0.33%) LAMP
6 1 (0.33%) Middleware
6 1 (0.33%) SAML
6 1 (0.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.17%) Data Centre
2 20 (6.54%) Driving Licence
3 14 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.25%) EPoS
5 9 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (2.61%) iPad
7 7 (2.29%) Cybercrime
8 5 (1.63%) Clustering
8 5 (1.63%) Replication
9 4 (1.31%) CCTV
9 4 (1.31%) NHS
10 3 (0.98%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.98%) BYOD
10 3 (0.98%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (0.98%) iPhone
10 3 (0.98%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.98%) Security Operations Centre
10 3 (0.98%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.65%) e-Health
11 2 (0.65%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 188 (61.44%) Windows
2 105 (34.31%) Windows Server
3 53 (17.32%) Linux
4 52 (16.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 46 (15.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (9.80%) Windows 7
7 24 (7.84%) Windows 8
8 22 (7.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (6.54%) Windows 10
10 16 (5.23%) Unix
11 10 (3.27%) Windows Vista
11 10 (3.27%) Windows XP
12 6 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (1.63%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.98%) Android
14 3 (0.98%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.98%) CentOS
14 3 (0.98%) SUSE
14 3 (0.98%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.33%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (30.72%) ITIL
2 40 (13.07%) Service Management
3 24 (7.84%) Problem Management
4 18 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
5 17 (5.56%) Service Delivery
6 16 (5.23%) DevOps
7 15 (4.90%) Coaching
7 15 (4.90%) Network Monitoring
8 14 (4.58%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (4.58%) Trend Analysis
9 13 (4.25%) Migration
10 12 (3.92%) Network Architecture
11 11 (3.59%) Time Management
12 10 (3.27%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (3.27%) ITSM
12 10 (3.27%) Network Design
12 10 (3.27%) Performance Monitoring
12 10 (3.27%) Project Management
13 9 (2.94%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (2.94%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 30 (9.80%) SQL
2 19 (6.21%) Python
3 15 (4.90%) Java
4 14 (4.58%) Perl
5 8 (2.61%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.63%) C
6 5 (1.63%) C#
7 3 (0.98%) PHP
7 3 (0.98%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.65%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.33%) Ruby
9 1 (0.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 64 (20.92%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (16.99%) CCNA
3 35 (11.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 33 (10.78%) Security Cleared
5 30 (9.80%) CCNP
6 26 (8.50%) MCP
6 26 (8.50%) SC Cleared
7 22 (7.19%) Degree
8 21 (6.86%) MCSE
9 15 (4.90%) ITIL Certification
10 14 (4.58%) DV Cleared
11 13 (4.25%) MCSA
11 13 (4.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 9 (2.94%) MCITP
13 7 (2.29%) JNCIP
14 4 (1.31%) CCENT
14 4 (1.31%) JNCIS
15 3 (0.98%) JNCIA
15 3 (0.98%) JNCIE
15 3 (0.98%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.58%) SLA
2 10 (3.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.98%) ISO22301
4 2 (0.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 126 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 52 (16.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (13.40%) Hyper-V
4 20 (6.54%) VMware ESX
5 6 (1.96%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (1.63%) KVM
6 5 (1.63%) Snort
6 5 (1.63%) XenApp
7 3 (0.98%) Firmware
7 3 (0.98%) NFS
7 3 (0.98%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.98%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (0.98%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.65%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.65%) vSphere
9 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 14 (4.58%) FortiGate
2 12 (3.92%) SCCM
3 11 (3.59%) Backup Exec
4 5 (1.63%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 5 (1.63%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 5 (1.63%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (1.31%) WSUS
6 3 (0.98%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 3 (0.98%) Puppet
6 3 (0.98%) Rundeck
6 3 (0.98%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.65%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.65%) OpenNebula
8 1 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.33%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.33%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.33%) Iperf
8 1 (0.33%) MobiControl
Vendors
1 125 (40.85%) Cisco
2 119 (38.89%) Microsoft
3 108 (35.29%) VMware
4 37 (12.09%) Citrix
4 37 (12.09%) Juniper
5 15 (4.90%) Brocade
5 15 (4.90%) Symantec
6 10 (3.27%) HP
7 9 (2.94%) Avaya
7 9 (2.94%) Oracle
7 9 (2.94%) WatchGuard
8 8 (2.61%) CheckPoint
8 8 (2.61%) NetApp
9 7 (2.29%) Dell
10 6 (1.96%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.63%) Fortinet
11 5 (1.63%) iManage
11 5 (1.63%) Intel Security
11 5 (1.63%) SonicWALL
11 5 (1.63%) Sophos
Corsham, Wiltshire
The One Group
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 1 hour ago
Totnes, Devon
CHM Recruit
Salary: £24,766 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Yoh
Salary: £0.00 - £35000 per annum + car or car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 23 hours ago
Dorset
Spring Technology
Salary: Pension, Bonus, New Offices
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £23000.00 per annum + Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
LV
Salary: Salary + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £45000 - £50000.00 per annum + 5k Bonus, Pension, Car
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Dorset
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Bristol
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £18000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago