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 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England / South West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 140 94 82
Rank change year-on-year -46 -12  
Permanent jobs citing WAN 109 160 204
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.06% 3.05% 3.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.85% 15.25% 16.67%
Number of salaries quoted 98 149 177
Median salary £37,250 £34,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.55% -13.92%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £21,500 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,250 £52,300 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - -5.88%  

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 787 1049 1224
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 14.87% 20.01% 20.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1968 2905 2607
Median salary £40,000 £36,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,750 £21,500 £21,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £56,250 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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 June 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 June 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
Wiltshire +8 37 £35,000 +4.47% 4
Bristol -26 35 £39,500 +30.57% 7
Cornwall -3 14 £50,000 +53.84% 1
Gloucestershire -8 11 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Devon 0 6 £36,301 +3.71% 1
Somerset -21 4 £41,250 +21.32%
Dorset -9 2 £65,000 +73.33% 3
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 227 (89.72%) LAN
2 159 (62.85%) Cisco
3 130 (51.38%) Windows
4 107 (42.29%) Microsoft
5 96 (37.94%) Firewall
6 88 (34.78%) VMware
7 84 (33.20%) Windows Server
8 82 (32.41%) Active Directory
9 80 (31.62%) TCP/IP
10 75 (29.64%) Cisco Certification
11 65 (25.69%) ITIL
12 63 (24.90%) VPN
13 58 (22.92%) MS Exchange
14 55 (21.74%) CCNA
15 54 (21.34%) Microsoft Office
16 50 (19.76%) Juniper
16 50 (19.76%) Wi-Fi
17 45 (17.79%) Service Management
17 45 (17.79%) Linux
18 44 (17.39%) Security Cleared
18 44 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
19 43 (17.00%) CCNP
20 39 (15.42%) Network Security
21 35 (13.83%) Internet
22 33 (13.04%) Wireless
23 32 (12.65%) SC Cleared
24 31 (12.25%) Data Centre
25 30 (11.86%) DHCP
26 29 (11.46%) Finance
27 28 (11.07%) Citrix

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 58 (22.92%) MS Exchange
2 10 (3.95%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.37%) Apache
3 6 (2.37%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.98%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.19%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (0.79%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.40%) IIS
8 1 (0.40%) OpenEdge
8 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 54 (21.34%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.16%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.98%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.79%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.40%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 28 (11.07%) Office 365
2 9 (3.56%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.79%) SaaS
5 1 (0.40%) IaaS
5 1 (0.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 227 (89.72%) LAN
2 96 (37.94%) Firewall
3 80 (31.62%) TCP/IP
4 63 (24.90%) VPN
5 50 (19.76%) Wi-Fi
6 39 (15.42%) Network Security
7 35 (13.83%) Internet
8 33 (13.04%) Wireless
9 30 (11.86%) DHCP
10 28 (11.07%) DNS
11 26 (10.28%) MPLS
12 25 (9.88%) IP Telephony
12 25 (9.88%) VLAN
12 25 (9.88%) VoIP
13 24 (9.49%) BGP
14 21 (8.30%) EIGRP
14 21 (8.30%) SMTP
15 19 (7.51%) HTTP
16 18 (7.11%) Wireshark
17 17 (6.72%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.56%) MySQL
3 1 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.40%) CouchDB
3 1 (0.40%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (3.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 29 (11.46%) Finance
2 27 (10.67%) Telecoms
3 11 (4.35%) Marketing
4 9 (3.56%) Advertising
5 8 (3.16%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.37%) Electronics
7 5 (1.98%) Retail
8 4 (1.58%) Military
9 2 (0.79%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.79%) Front Office
10 1 (0.40%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 62 (24.51%) Network Engineer
2 44 (17.39%) Analyst
3 36 (14.23%) Support Engineer
4 30 (11.86%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 29 (11.46%) Support Analyst
6 26 (10.28%) IT Support
7 21 (8.30%) IT Engineer
8 20 (7.91%) 2nd Line Support
9 19 (7.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 18 (7.11%) IT Support Engineer
10 18 (7.11%) Service Analyst
10 18 (7.11%) Service Desk Analyst
11 17 (6.72%) Administrator
11 17 (6.72%) Service Desk Support
12 15 (5.93%) 3rd Line Support
12 15 (5.93%) Service Desk Engineer
13 14 (5.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 13 (5.14%) Service Desk Support Analyst
15 12 (4.74%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
15 12 (4.74%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.16%) XML
2 5 (1.98%) CGI
3 3 (1.19%) MAPI
4 1 (0.40%) .NET
4 1 (0.40%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.40%) Ajax
4 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.40%) CSS
4 1 (0.40%) Doctrine
4 1 (0.40%) HTML
4 1 (0.40%) Middleware
4 1 (0.40%) SAML
4 1 (0.40%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.25%) Data Centre
2 15 (5.93%) Driving Licence
3 13 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.77%) PMI
5 6 (2.37%) CCTV
6 4 (1.58%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.19%) BBC
7 3 (1.19%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.19%) BYOD
7 3 (1.19%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.19%) EPoS
7 3 (1.19%) iPad
7 3 (1.19%) iPhone
7 3 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.79%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (0.79%) e-Health
8 2 (0.79%) FMCG
8 2 (0.79%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.40%) IPTV
9 1 (0.40%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 130 (51.38%) Windows
2 84 (33.20%) Windows Server
3 45 (17.79%) Linux
4 23 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (7.91%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (5.14%) Windows 7
7 12 (4.74%) Unix
8 10 (3.95%) Windows XP
9 8 (3.16%) Windows 10
10 7 (2.77%) Windows Vista
11 6 (2.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (2.37%) Windows 2000 Server
12 5 (1.98%) SUSE
13 3 (1.19%) Android
13 3 (1.19%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.19%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.79%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.40%) Debian
15 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (25.69%) ITIL
2 45 (17.79%) Service Management
3 20 (7.91%) Network Monitoring
4 16 (6.32%) Continuous Improvement
4 16 (6.32%) Security Patching
5 15 (5.93%) Network Architecture
6 13 (5.14%) IT Strategy
6 13 (5.14%) PRINCE2
6 13 (5.14%) Server Virtualisation
6 13 (5.14%) Trend Analysis
7 12 (4.74%) Incident Management
7 12 (4.74%) Information Security
7 12 (4.74%) Mobile Device Management
7 12 (4.74%) Project Management
8 11 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
8 11 (4.35%) Problem Management
8 11 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
9 10 (3.95%) Coaching
10 9 (3.56%) Capacity Management
10 9 (3.56%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 19 (7.51%) Python
2 12 (4.74%) SQL
3 6 (2.37%) Java
4 5 (1.98%) C
5 4 (1.58%) Perl
5 4 (1.58%) PHP
5 4 (1.58%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.40%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.40%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 75 (29.64%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (21.74%) CCNA
3 44 (17.39%) Security Cleared
4 43 (17.00%) CCNP
5 32 (12.65%) SC Cleared
6 24 (9.49%) Microsoft Certification
7 23 (9.09%) DV Cleared
8 15 (5.93%) MCSE
9 14 (5.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 12 (4.74%) MCP
11 10 (3.95%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (3.56%) MCSA
13 8 (3.16%) CISSP
13 8 (3.16%) Network+ Certification
14 7 (2.77%) CISM
14 7 (2.77%) CNA
14 7 (2.77%) Novell Certification
14 7 (2.77%) PMI Certification
14 7 (2.77%) SANS
14 7 (2.77%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.30%) SLA
2 17 (6.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (3.56%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.98%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 82 (32.41%) Active Directory
2 44 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
4 19 (7.51%) Hyper-V
5 9 (3.56%) vSphere
6 5 (1.98%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (1.58%) Snort
8 3 (1.19%) XenApp
9 2 (0.79%) NFS
10 1 (0.40%) KVM
Systems Management
1 9 (3.56%) Cisco LMS
1 9 (3.56%) Nagios
1 9 (3.56%) Opsview
2 7 (2.77%) Backup Exec
2 7 (2.77%) Norton AntiVirus
2 7 (2.77%) SCCM
3 5 (1.98%) FortiGate
4 4 (1.58%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 4 (1.58%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 4 (1.58%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (0.79%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.79%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.79%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 1 (0.40%) Iperf
6 1 (0.40%) MobiControl
6 1 (0.40%) OpenNebula
6 1 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.40%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.40%) WSUS
Vendors
1 159 (62.85%) Cisco
2 107 (42.29%) Microsoft
3 88 (34.78%) VMware
4 50 (19.76%) Juniper
5 28 (11.07%) Citrix
6 16 (6.32%) Aruba
7 13 (5.14%) SonicWALL
7 13 (5.14%) Symantec
8 12 (4.74%) Dell
8 12 (4.74%) HP
9 10 (3.95%) CheckPoint
10 9 (3.56%) Fortinet
11 7 (2.77%) Avaya
11 7 (2.77%) SAP
11 7 (2.77%) SolarWinds
11 7 (2.77%) Sophos
12 6 (2.37%) F5
12 6 (2.37%) Red Hat
12 6 (2.37%) Riverbed
13 5 (1.98%) 3PAR
Bournemouth, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Networking People
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Car allowance + On call allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Information Technology Services
Salary: £38k - 45k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Mint
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Bluetownonline
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £47000 per annum + car allowance + 20% bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Trowbridge, Wiltshire
Alertsystems.co.uk
Salary: From £19,000 to £21,000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Ageas (Uk) Ltd
Salary: c. £43,000 plus flexible benefit options
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £48000 - £52000 per annum + Car, pension, PMI, Laptop
Posted: 8 days ago
Cirencester
aap3
Salary: £40000 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago