Period
to 21 May 2019

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 21 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK > Wales
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 76 84 96
Rank change year-on-year +8 +12 -8
Permanent jobs citing WAN 39 47 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.30% 2.60% 2.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.11% 18.15% 15.94%
Number of salaries quoted 35 46 45
Wales median annual salary £38,500 £41,355 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.90% +3.39% -11.11%
10th Percentile £25,800 £30,000 £24,550
90th Percentile £47,500 £50,000 £51,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% -2.22%

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 228 259 320
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 13.48% 14.35% 15.57%
Number of salaries quoted 180 205 276
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,675 £22,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £51,875
UK median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.44% - -

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 21 May 2019.

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 21 May 2019. 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 0 33 £38,000 -10.59% 1
North Wales +1 4 £45,000 -10.00%
West Wales -1 2 £39,000 -3.01%
WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, 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 33 (84.62%) LAN
2 19 (48.72%) Firewall
3 16 (41.03%) Cisco
3 16 (41.03%) Windows
3 16 (41.03%) Active Directory
4 15 (38.46%) Microsoft
5 13 (33.33%) Windows Server
6 12 (30.77%) Office 365
6 12 (30.77%) VMware
7 11 (28.21%) DNS
7 11 (28.21%) SLA
8 10 (25.64%) MPLS
8 10 (25.64%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (23.08%) VPN
9 9 (23.08%) DHCP
9 9 (23.08%) Telecoms
10 8 (20.51%) CCNP
11 7 (17.95%) Business Continuity
11 7 (17.95%) SC Cleared
11 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
11 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Azure
11 7 (17.95%) Data Centre
12 6 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 6 (15.38%) SAN
13 5 (12.82%) CCNA
13 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP
13 5 (12.82%) WLAN
13 5 (12.82%) ADSL
13 5 (12.82%) IIS

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 5 (12.82%) IIS
2 3 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.56%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (30.77%) Office 365
2 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (84.62%) LAN
2 19 (48.72%) Firewall
3 11 (28.21%) DNS
4 10 (25.64%) MPLS
5 9 (23.08%) DHCP
5 9 (23.08%) VPN
6 6 (15.38%) SAN
7 5 (12.82%) ADSL
7 5 (12.82%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP
7 5 (12.82%) WLAN
8 4 (10.26%) Ethernet
8 4 (10.26%) ISDN
8 4 (10.26%) Wireless
9 3 (7.69%) VoIP
9 3 (7.69%) xDSL
10 2 (5.13%) NAS
10 2 (5.13%) Network Security
11 1 (2.56%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (2.56%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Selenium
1 2 (5.13%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.56%) JIRA
General
1 9 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.26%) Welsh Language
3 3 (7.69%) Finance
4 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 6 (15.38%) IT Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Analyst
3 5 (12.82%) Support Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Operations Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) IT Support
5 3 (7.69%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.13%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Team Leader
6 2 (5.13%) Network Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Switch Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.26%) BBC
3 3 (7.69%) Mobile App
4 2 (5.13%) Fintech
4 2 (5.13%) Replication
5 1 (2.56%) Clustering
5 1 (2.56%) CMDB
5 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (2.56%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (41.03%) Windows
2 13 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (10.26%) Windows 10
3 4 (10.26%) Windows 7
3 4 (10.26%) Windows 8
3 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (7.69%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.56%) CentOS
5 1 (2.56%) Linux
5 1 (2.56%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.95%) Business Continuity
2 6 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 5 (12.82%) Change Management
3 5 (12.82%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (12.82%) ITIL
4 4 (10.26%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (10.26%) Network Design
4 4 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (10.26%) Ticket Management
5 3 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (7.69%) Change Control
5 3 (7.69%) Coaching
5 3 (7.69%) Data Protection
5 3 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 3 (7.69%) Project Management
6 2 (5.13%) BCP
6 2 (5.13%) CRM
6 2 (5.13%) Data Governance
6 2 (5.13%) IT Governance
6 2 (5.13%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.26%) C
2 3 (7.69%) SQL
3 2 (5.13%) C#
3 2 (5.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (20.51%) CCNP
3 7 (17.95%) SC Cleared
3 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
4 5 (12.82%) CCNA
5 4 (10.26%) CCDP
6 1 (2.56%) MCITP
6 1 (2.56%) MCSE
6 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (28.21%) SLA
2 1 (2.56%) GDPR
System Software
1 16 (41.03%) Active Directory
2 10 (25.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (12.82%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.13%) vSphere
5 1 (2.56%) KVM
5 1 (2.56%) ProxySG
5 1 (2.56%) vCloud
5 1 (2.56%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.56%) VMware NSX
5 1 (2.56%) Xen
5 1 (2.56%) XenApp
5 1 (2.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) Ansible
1 1 (2.56%) Salt
1 1 (2.56%) vCenter Server
1 1 (2.56%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (2.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (41.03%) Cisco
2 15 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 12 (30.77%) VMware
4 4 (10.26%) Dell
4 4 (10.26%) Palo Alto
5 3 (7.69%) CheckPoint
5 3 (7.69%) Draytek
5 3 (7.69%) Ivanti
5 3 (7.69%) Veeam
6 2 (5.13%) Blue Coat
6 2 (5.13%) NetApp
6 2 (5.13%) Sophos
7 1 (2.56%) Citrix
7 1 (2.56%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.56%) HP
7 1 (2.56%) Intel
7 1 (2.56%) Lotus
7 1 (2.56%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.56%) Symantec