Period
to 5 June 2020

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 5 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK > Wales
6 months to
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 74 82 82
Rank change year-on-year +8 0 +13
Permanent jobs citing WAN 37 36 48
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 2.59% 2.12% 2.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.89% 15.72% 18.18%
Number of salaries quoted 41 32 52
Median annual salary £38,500 £38,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.65% -10.00% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,575 £30,000
90th Percentile £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £46,056
% change year-on-year - -2.29% +2.35%

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 186 229 264
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 13.03% 13.50% 14.56%
Number of salaries quoted 141 184 212
Median annual salary £38,500 £39,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.91% -1.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £23,638
90th Percentile £58,750 £52,500 £55,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +7.53% +1.09% +2.22%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Wales

WAN
Salary Trend in Wales

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing WAN in Wales.

Salary trend for WAN in Wales

WAN
Salary Histogram in Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing WAN in Wales over the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

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 5 June 2020. 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 +12 35 £38,500 +1.99% 5
North Wales +3 2 £24,000 -46.67%
WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, 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 29 (78.38%) LAN
2 27 (72.97%) VMware
2 27 (72.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (70.27%) VPN
4 18 (48.65%) Active Directory
5 17 (45.95%) Windows
5 17 (45.95%) Windows Server
6 16 (43.24%) Linux
7 15 (40.54%) VoIP
7 15 (40.54%) CCNA
7 15 (40.54%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (37.84%) CheckPoint
8 14 (37.84%) Cisco
8 14 (37.84%) Firewall
8 14 (37.84%) Extreme Networks
8 14 (37.84%) F5
8 14 (37.84%) Network Design
9 13 (35.14%) High Availability
10 12 (32.43%) Office 365
10 12 (32.43%) TCP/IP
11 11 (29.73%) Microsoft
11 11 (29.73%) SLA
11 11 (29.73%) Advertising
12 10 (27.03%) Selenium
13 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (24.32%) Hyper-V
13 9 (24.32%) DHCP
14 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (21.62%) Windows 10
14 8 (21.62%) Problem-Solving

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 3 (8.11%) IIS
1 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (18.92%) MS Visio
2 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (32.43%) Office 365
2 5 (13.51%) Azure
3 4 (10.81%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (8.11%) AWS
5 2 (5.41%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 29 (78.38%) LAN
2 26 (70.27%) VPN
3 15 (40.54%) VoIP
4 14 (37.84%) Firewall
5 12 (32.43%) TCP/IP
6 9 (24.32%) DHCP
7 7 (18.92%) DNS
8 6 (16.22%) BGP
8 6 (16.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 6 (16.22%) OSPF
9 4 (10.81%) Wireless
10 3 (8.11%) SNMP
10 3 (8.11%) VLAN
10 3 (8.11%) WLAN
11 2 (5.41%) SAN
12 1 (2.70%) ADSL
12 1 (2.70%) DSL
12 1 (2.70%) PBX
12 1 (2.70%) RTP
12 1 (2.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 10 (27.03%) Selenium
General
1 11 (29.73%) Advertising
2 6 (16.22%) Finance
3 4 (10.81%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) Consultant
2 9 (24.32%) Technical Consultant
3 6 (16.22%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (16.22%) Administrator
3 6 (16.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Senior Consultant
3 6 (16.22%) Senior Network Consultant
3 6 (16.22%) Senior Systems Administrator
3 6 (16.22%) Senior Windows Administrator
3 6 (16.22%) Senior Windows Systems Administrator
3 6 (16.22%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (16.22%) Windows Administrator
3 6 (16.22%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 5 (13.51%) Network Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Support Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Project Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Technical Support
6 3 (8.11%) 3rd Line Technical Support
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Support Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.11%) Clustering
2 3 (8.11%) Replication
3 1 (2.70%) Analytical Mindset
3 1 (2.70%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 17 (45.95%) Windows
1 17 (45.95%) Windows Server
2 16 (43.24%) Linux
3 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (21.62%) Windows 10
4 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (16.22%) VyOS
5 6 (16.22%) Windows 7
5 6 (16.22%) Windows 8
5 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) Network Design
2 13 (35.14%) High Availability
3 8 (21.62%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (16.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 5 (13.51%) Coaching
5 5 (13.51%) Technical Leadership
6 3 (8.11%) Identity Management
6 3 (8.11%) Software Deployment
7 2 (5.41%) Preventative Maintenance
7 2 (5.41%) Project Delivery
7 2 (5.41%) Risk Management
8 1 (2.70%) Cybersecurity
8 1 (2.70%) DevOps
8 1 (2.70%) IT Strategy
8 1 (2.70%) Project Planning
8 1 (2.70%) Strategic Roadmap
8 1 (2.70%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (40.54%) CCNA
1 15 (40.54%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (8.11%) MCSA
2 3 (8.11%) MCSE
2 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (29.73%) SLA
2 3 (8.11%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (8.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (72.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (48.65%) Active Directory
3 9 (24.32%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.41%) XenApp
4 2 (5.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) SCCM
1 6 (16.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (72.97%) VMware
2 14 (37.84%) CheckPoint
2 14 (37.84%) Cisco
2 14 (37.84%) Extreme Networks
2 14 (37.84%) F5
3 11 (29.73%) Microsoft
4 7 (18.92%) Avaya
4 7 (18.92%) Citrix
5 6 (16.22%) Brocade
5 6 (16.22%) CA
5 6 (16.22%) Juniper
5 6 (16.22%) Red Hat
5 6 (16.22%) SolarWinds
5 6 (16.22%) Vyatta
6 5 (13.51%) Fortinet
7 3 (8.11%) Aruba
7 3 (8.11%) HP
7 3 (8.11%) Veeam
8 1 (2.70%) BroadSoft
8 1 (2.70%) WatchGuard