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 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK / Wales
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 63 79
Rank change year-on-year -16 +16  
Permanent jobs citing WAN 13 33 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.31% 2.49% 2.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.15% 12.13% 10.42%
Number of salaries quoted 12 27 28
Median salary £33,250 £36,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.63% -15.29%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £25,000 £30,550
10% offered a salary of more than £46,325 £67,500 £52,500
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 Wales with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 142 272 288
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 14.26% 20.53% 20.22%
Number of salaries quoted 361 537 724
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £24,750 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,750 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

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 3 months to 29 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
South Wales +5 13 £33,250 -16.87% 5
WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 29 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 Wales region with a requirement for WAN.

1 35 (85.37%) LAN
2 29 (70.73%) Cisco
3 27 (65.85%) Firewall
4 19 (46.34%) CheckPoint
5 17 (41.46%) Windows
5 17 (41.46%) VMware
6 16 (39.02%) Load Balancing
6 16 (39.02%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (36.59%) Juniper
7 15 (36.59%) VMware Infrastructure
7 15 (36.59%) F5
7 15 (36.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 14 (34.15%) Internet
8 14 (34.15%) BGP
8 14 (34.15%) Microsoft
9 13 (31.71%) TCP/IP
9 13 (31.71%) VPN
9 13 (31.71%) DNS
9 13 (31.71%) CCNP
9 13 (31.71%) CCNA
10 12 (29.27%) Data Centre
10 12 (29.27%) Cisco Nexus
10 12 (29.27%) Windows Server
11 10 (24.39%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (24.39%) Hyper-V
11 10 (24.39%) MPLS
11 10 (24.39%) OSPF
11 10 (24.39%) ITIL
11 10 (24.39%) Migration
12 8 (19.51%) IPsec

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 6 (14.63%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.07%) Office 365
2 2 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 35 (85.37%) LAN
2 27 (65.85%) Firewall
3 14 (34.15%) BGP
3 14 (34.15%) Internet
4 13 (31.71%) DNS
4 13 (31.71%) TCP/IP
4 13 (31.71%) VPN
5 12 (29.27%) Cisco Nexus
6 10 (24.39%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (24.39%) MPLS
6 10 (24.39%) OSPF
7 8 (19.51%) IPsec
8 7 (17.07%) HSRP
9 6 (14.63%) DHCP
9 6 (14.63%) FTP
9 6 (14.63%) IPv4
9 6 (14.63%) IPv6
10 5 (12.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 5 (12.20%) Junos
10 5 (12.20%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) MySQL
1 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
General
1 2 (4.88%) Advertising
1 2 (4.88%) Finance
1 2 (4.88%) Games
1 2 (4.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.44%) Brand Awareness
2 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.44%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 17 (41.46%) Network Engineer
2 9 (21.95%) Support Engineer
3 7 (17.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (14.63%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Senior Network Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Systems Support
5 5 (12.20%) Systems Support Engineer
6 4 (9.76%) IT Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Consultant
7 3 (7.32%) IT Support
7 3 (7.32%) IT Support Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Server Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Server Support
8 2 (4.88%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) .NET
2 1 (2.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (36.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 12 (29.27%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.44%) CMDB
4 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (2.44%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 17 (41.46%) Windows
2 12 (29.27%) Windows Server
3 5 (12.20%) Windows 10
3 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (9.76%) Linux
4 4 (9.76%) Windows 7
4 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.88%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (39.02%) Load Balancing
2 10 (24.39%) ITIL
2 10 (24.39%) Migration
3 7 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (14.63%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (14.63%) DDoS Mitigation
4 6 (14.63%) Service Delivery
5 5 (12.20%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (12.20%) E-Commerce
5 5 (12.20%) Open Source
6 4 (9.76%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (7.32%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (7.32%) PRINCE2
7 3 (7.32%) Server Virtualisation
7 3 (7.32%) Web Design
8 2 (4.88%) Change Control
8 2 (4.88%) Information Security
8 2 (4.88%) Network Design
8 2 (4.88%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (4.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.63%) SQL
2 3 (7.32%) Python
3 2 (4.88%) VB
4 1 (2.44%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (39.02%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (31.71%) CCNA
2 13 (31.71%) CCNP
3 5 (12.20%) CCSA
3 5 (12.20%) JNCIA
3 5 (12.20%) JNCIS
4 2 (4.88%) CCDP
4 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.44%) Degree
5 1 (2.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (2.44%) MCITP
5 1 (2.44%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) SLA
2 2 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (36.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (24.39%) Hyper-V
3 6 (14.63%) Active Directory
4 4 (9.76%) XenServer
5 3 (7.32%) vSphere
6 1 (2.44%) Firmware
6 1 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Backup Exec
1 1 (2.44%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (2.44%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (2.44%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (2.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (70.73%) Cisco
2 19 (46.34%) CheckPoint
3 17 (41.46%) VMware
4 15 (36.59%) F5
4 15 (36.59%) Juniper
5 14 (34.15%) Microsoft
6 8 (19.51%) Avaya
7 6 (14.63%) Dell
8 5 (12.20%) CA
8 5 (12.20%) Clearswift
8 5 (12.20%) LogRhythm
8 5 (12.20%) McAfee
8 5 (12.20%) Nortel
8 5 (12.20%) ServiceNow
8 5 (12.20%) Veeam
9 2 (4.88%) Citrix
9 2 (4.88%) Red Hat
9 2 (4.88%) Sun
9 2 (4.88%) WatchGuard
10 1 (2.44%) HP
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + 25 days holiday, flexi time
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £27k - 30k per year + Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Salary: c. £16K
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Circle It Solutions Ltd
Salary: Competitive plus excellent benefits
Posted: 12 days ago