The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for WAAS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited WAAS over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS)
UK
Rank 833 923 938
Rank change year-on-year +90 +15  
Permanent jobs citing WAAS 24 25 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.024% 0.020%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.18% 0.14% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 24 14 15
Median salary £50,000 £63,750 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.56% -5.55%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £58,750 £71,250
% change year-on-year -31.91% -17.54%  

WAAS 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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 13618 17785 19381
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.03% 17.28% 18.34%
Number of salaries quoted 11099 14713 15424
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.65%  

WAAS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing WAAS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for WAAS in the UK

WAAS
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for WAAS in the UK

WAAS
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WAAS over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for WAAS in the UK

WAAS
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAAS within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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
England +100 24 £50,000 -23.07%
South East - 10 £40,000 -
Oxford - 10 £40,000 -
Oxfordshire - 10 £40,000 -
Birmingham - 8 £50,000 -
West Midlands - 8 £50,000 -
London +58 5 £50,000 -32.20%
City of London +43 1 £50,000 -37.50%
East Midlands 0 1 £65,000 +6.12%
Derby - 1 £65,000 -
Derbyshire - 1 £65,000 -

WAAS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT jobs citing WAAS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for WAAS.

1 37 (92.50%) Cisco
2 35 (87.50%) Firewall
2 35 (87.50%) Wireless
3 34 (85.00%) Cisco ASA
3 34 (85.00%) SolarWinds
4 31 (77.50%) VPN
5 22 (55.00%) F5
6 19 (47.50%) Windows
7 18 (45.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 17 (42.50%) Skype for Business
8 17 (42.50%) Cisco ISE
8 17 (42.50%) Network Monitoring
8 17 (42.50%) Cisco Wireless
8 17 (42.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (42.50%) Cisco IOS
8 17 (42.50%) Microsoft
8 17 (42.50%) Forcepoint
8 17 (42.50%) Windows Server
9 14 (35.00%) MPLS
10 13 (32.50%) TACACS
10 13 (32.50%) CCNA
10 13 (32.50%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (30.00%) Project Management
12 11 (27.50%) CCNP
13 9 (22.50%) ITIL
13 9 (22.50%) Service Delivery
14 7 (17.50%) SLA
15 5 (12.50%) DHCP
15 5 (12.50%) Riverbed
15 5 (12.50%) Presales

WAAS
Top Related IT Skills 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 17 (42.50%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.50%) IaaS
2 3 (7.50%) SaaS
3 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 35 (87.50%) Firewall
1 35 (87.50%) Wireless
2 34 (85.00%) Cisco ASA
3 31 (77.50%) VPN
4 18 (45.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 17 (42.50%) Cisco IOS
5 17 (42.50%) Cisco ISE
5 17 (42.50%) Cisco Wireless
6 14 (35.00%) MPLS
7 13 (32.50%) TACACS
8 5 (12.50%) DHCP
9 4 (10.00%) BIG-IP
9 4 (10.00%) DNS
9 4 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 4 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (10.00%) LAN
9 4 (10.00%) TCP/IP
9 4 (10.00%) WAN
9 4 (10.00%) Wireshark
10 1 (2.50%) HSRP
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (10.00%) Banking
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (42.50%) Analyst
1 17 (42.50%) Network Analyst
1 17 (42.50%) Network Engineer
2 14 (35.00%) Cisco Analyst
2 14 (35.00%) Cisco Network Analyst
3 13 (32.50%) Network Support
3 13 (32.50%) Network Support Engineer
3 13 (32.50%) Server Analyst
3 13 (32.50%) Support Engineer
3 13 (32.50%) Windows Server Analyst
4 8 (20.00%) Project Engineer
4 8 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 8 (20.00%) Senior Network Support
4 8 (20.00%) Senior Network Support Engineer
4 8 (20.00%) Senior Support Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Project Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) Web Services
2 1 (2.50%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) VxBlock/Vblock
2 3 (7.50%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.00%) EMC VNX
3 2 (5.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (47.50%) Windows
2 17 (42.50%) Windows Server
2 17 (42.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (42.50%) Network Monitoring
2 12 (30.00%) Project Management
3 9 (22.50%) ITIL
3 9 (22.50%) Service Delivery
4 5 (12.50%) Presales
5 4 (10.00%) Change Control
5 4 (10.00%) Change Management
5 4 (10.00%) Network Architecture
5 4 (10.00%) Risk Management
5 4 (10.00%) Service Management
6 3 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (7.50%) Matrix Management
6 3 (7.50%) PRINCE2
6 3 (7.50%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (7.50%) Six Sigma
6 3 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (5.00%) ITIL V3
8 1 (2.50%) Network Design
8 1 (2.50%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 13 (32.50%) CCNA
1 13 (32.50%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (27.50%) CCNP
3 3 (7.50%) Degree
3 3 (7.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.50%) SLA
2 4 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (10.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) Forefront TMG
1 4 (10.00%) ISA Server
2 2 (5.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (5.00%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (2.50%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 37 (92.50%) Cisco
2 34 (85.00%) SolarWinds
3 22 (55.00%) F5
4 17 (42.50%) Forcepoint
4 17 (42.50%) Microsoft
5 5 (12.50%) Aruba
5 5 (12.50%) Riverbed
6 4 (10.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 4 (10.00%) Blue Coat
6 4 (10.00%) CheckPoint
6 4 (10.00%) FireEye
6 4 (10.00%) Juniper
6 4 (10.00%) LogLogic
6 4 (10.00%) Palo Alto
6 4 (10.00%) Radianz
6 4 (10.00%) TippingPoint
6 4 (10.00%) Tufin
7 2 (5.00%) EMC
7 2 (5.00%) VMware
7 2 (5.00%) Zerto