Period
to 12 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK > Wales
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 87 76
Rank change year-on-year +5 -11 +5
Permanent jobs citing WAN 54 52 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.67% 2.52% 3.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.51% 13.65% 20.14%
Number of salaries quoted 44 49 70
Wales median annual salary £36,250 £39,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.64% -7.65% -5.56%
10th Percentile £24,425 £25,750 £24,250
90th Percentile £48,750 £54,250 £68,750
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -5.56%

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 Wales with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 327 381 427
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 16.16% 18.50% 16.35%
Number of salaries quoted 269 321 322
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +2.56% +1.30%
10th Percentile £23,000 £25,750 £22,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £53,750 £66,125
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Wales

WAN
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for WAN in Wales

WAN
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Wales over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Salary histogram for WAN in Wales

WAN
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Wales region over the 6 months to 12 December 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
South Wales -7 40 £30,000 -20.00% 9
West Wales +14 10 £47,500 +5.56%
North Wales - 4 £42,000 -
WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 Wales region with a requirement for WAN.

1 48 (88.89%) LAN
2 29 (53.70%) Windows
2 29 (53.70%) Microsoft
2 29 (53.70%) Active Directory
3 26 (48.15%) Firewall
4 23 (42.59%) VMware
5 21 (38.89%) Office 365
5 21 (38.89%) Windows Server
6 19 (35.19%) SLA
6 19 (35.19%) Cisco
7 15 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
7 15 (27.78%) Windows 7
8 14 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (24.07%) WLAN
9 13 (24.07%) VPN
9 13 (24.07%) Hyper-V
9 13 (24.07%) Problem-Solving
10 12 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 11 (20.37%) Business Continuity
11 11 (20.37%) Replication
11 11 (20.37%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (20.37%) SAN
12 10 (18.52%) CCNP
12 10 (18.52%) Veeam
12 10 (18.52%) Data Centre
13 9 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
13 9 (16.67%) DNS
13 9 (16.67%) DHCP
13 9 (16.67%) MPLS
14 8 (14.81%) Change Management

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 8 (14.81%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (7.41%) IIS
3 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.70%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.85%) nginx
5 1 (1.85%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (12.96%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Sage X3
1 2 (3.70%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 21 (38.89%) Office 365
2 9 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (88.89%) LAN
2 26 (48.15%) Firewall
3 13 (24.07%) VPN
3 13 (24.07%) WLAN
4 11 (20.37%) SAN
5 9 (16.67%) DHCP
5 9 (16.67%) DNS
5 9 (16.67%) MPLS
6 7 (12.96%) ADSL
6 7 (12.96%) ISDN
7 6 (11.11%) Wireshark
8 5 (9.26%) Wireless
9 4 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (7.41%) NAS
9 4 (7.41%) VoIP
10 3 (5.56%) TCP/IP
11 2 (3.70%) BGP
11 2 (3.70%) IPsec
11 2 (3.70%) OSPF
11 2 (3.70%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Selenium
1 2 (3.70%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (12.96%) Welsh Language
2 3 (5.56%) Finance
2 3 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (20.37%) Network Engineer
3 8 (14.81%) Analyst
3 8 (14.81%) Senior Network Engineer
4 7 (12.96%) Operations Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) IT Analyst
5 5 (9.26%) Support Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Team Leader
6 4 (7.41%) IT Infrastructure Team Leader
6 4 (7.41%) Team Leader
7 3 (5.56%) IT Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) IT Support
7 3 (5.56%) IT Support Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Consultant
8 2 (3.70%) Network Consultant
8 2 (3.70%) Senior Consultant
8 2 (3.70%) Technical Support Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.70%) CGI
1 2 (3.70%) SOAP
1 2 (3.70%) Web Services
2 1 (1.85%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (1.85%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.37%) Replication
2 10 (18.52%) Data Centre
3 7 (12.96%) BBC
4 2 (3.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (3.70%) Fintech
4 2 (3.70%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.85%) Clustering
5 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 29 (53.70%) Windows
2 21 (38.89%) Windows Server
3 15 (27.78%) Windows 7
4 14 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (14.81%) Windows 10
5 8 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (7.41%) Windows 8
8 3 (5.56%) Linux
9 2 (3.70%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.85%) AIX
10 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.85%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (1.85%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.07%) Problem-Solving
2 12 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 11 (20.37%) Business Continuity
4 8 (14.81%) Change Management
5 7 (12.96%) Service Delivery
6 6 (11.11%) Customer Engagement
6 6 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (11.11%) Mentoring
6 6 (11.11%) Technical Leadership
7 4 (7.41%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (7.41%) Coaching
7 4 (7.41%) Computer Science
7 4 (7.41%) Data Governance
7 4 (7.41%) ITIL
8 3 (5.56%) BCP
8 3 (5.56%) ERP
8 3 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (5.56%) Load Balancing
8 3 (5.56%) Proactive Monitoring
9 2 (3.70%) Strategic Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.96%) SQL
2 5 (9.26%) C
3 2 (3.70%) C#
3 2 (3.70%) Java
4 1 (1.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (20.37%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (18.52%) CCNP
3 5 (9.26%) CCNA
3 5 (9.26%) Degree
4 4 (7.41%) CCDP
4 4 (7.41%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (5.56%) MCSE
5 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (5.56%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.56%) Security Cleared
6 2 (3.70%) CCIE
6 2 (3.70%) JNCIE
6 2 (3.70%) JNCIP
6 2 (3.70%) MCITP
7 1 (1.85%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (35.19%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (53.70%) Active Directory
2 15 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (24.07%) Hyper-V
4 6 (11.11%) Terminal Services
5 2 (3.70%) vSphere
6 1 (1.85%) LXC
6 1 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.85%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 29 (53.70%) Microsoft
2 23 (42.59%) VMware
3 19 (35.19%) Cisco
4 10 (18.52%) Veeam
5 6 (11.11%) CheckPoint
5 6 (11.11%) SolarWinds
6 5 (9.26%) NetApp
7 2 (3.70%) Avaya
7 2 (3.70%) Citrix
7 2 (3.70%) Clearswift
7 2 (3.70%) Dell
7 2 (3.70%) F5
7 2 (3.70%) Ivanti
7 2 (3.70%) Juniper
7 2 (3.70%) LogRhythm
7 2 (3.70%) McAfee
7 2 (3.70%) Nortel
7 2 (3.70%) Sage
7 2 (3.70%) SAP
7 2 (3.70%) ServiceNow