Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK > Wales
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 74 91
Rank change year-on-year -13 +17 -25
Permanent jobs citing WAN 55 87 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.71% 3.30% 2.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.40% 19.29% 15.21%
Number of salaries quoted 51 71 61
Wales median annual salary £39,250 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.65% -5.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £53,750 £68,750 £55,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +7.14%

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 382 451 447
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 18.82% 17.10% 16.24%
Number of salaries quoted 327 341 408
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -2.60% +5.48%
10th Percentile £25,750 £22,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £53,750 £63,750 £55,550
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 +16 48 £37,500 -11.76% 1
West Wales -13 7 £55,242 +29.98% 1
WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 51 (92.73%) LAN
2 34 (61.82%) Cisco
2 34 (61.82%) Firewall
3 28 (50.91%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (45.45%) VMware
5 23 (41.82%) Microsoft
6 22 (40.00%) Active Directory
7 21 (38.18%) VPN
8 20 (36.36%) CCNP
9 19 (34.55%) VMware Infrastructure
10 18 (32.73%) Windows
11 16 (29.09%) Skype
12 15 (27.27%) ITIL
13 14 (25.45%) CCNA
13 14 (25.45%) BGP
13 14 (25.45%) TCP/IP
13 14 (25.45%) Hyper-V
14 13 (23.64%) SolarWinds
14 13 (23.64%) Cisco ASA
14 13 (23.64%) Avaya
14 13 (23.64%) CheckPoint
14 13 (23.64%) DNS
14 13 (23.64%) DHCP
14 13 (23.64%) Wi-Fi
15 12 (21.82%) Microsoft Azure
16 11 (20.00%) Skype for Business
17 10 (18.18%) Network Security
17 10 (18.18%) Windows Server
17 10 (18.18%) Linux
18 9 (16.36%) OSPF

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 11 (20.00%) Skype for Business
2 6 (10.91%) MS Exchange
3 3 (5.45%) CMS
4 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.82%) IIS
4 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (21.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (14.55%) Office 365
3 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (92.73%) LAN
2 34 (61.82%) Firewall
3 21 (38.18%) VPN
4 16 (29.09%) Skype
5 14 (25.45%) BGP
5 14 (25.45%) TCP/IP
6 13 (23.64%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (23.64%) DHCP
6 13 (23.64%) DNS
6 13 (23.64%) Wi-Fi
7 10 (18.18%) Network Security
8 9 (16.36%) OSPF
8 9 (16.36%) Unified Communications
9 8 (14.55%) SAN
9 8 (14.55%) VoIP
10 7 (12.73%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (12.73%) H.323
11 5 (9.09%) Cisco ISE
11 5 (9.09%) WLAN
12 4 (7.27%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.91%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (16.36%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Marketing
2 3 (5.45%) Retail
2 3 (5.45%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.64%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.64%) Welsh Language
4 1 (1.82%) Advertising
4 1 (1.82%) Brand Awareness
4 1 (1.82%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 10 (18.18%) Senior Network Engineer
3 8 (14.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (12.73%) IT Support
5 6 (10.91%) Lead Network Engineer
5 6 (10.91%) Project Engineer
5 6 (10.91%) Telephony Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (5.45%) IT Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) IT Supervisor
7 3 (5.45%) Network Support
7 3 (5.45%) Network Support Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Senior Network Support
7 3 (5.45%) Senior Network Support Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Senior Support Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Support Supervisor
7 3 (5.45%) Technical Support
7 3 (5.45%) Technical Support Supervisor
8 2 (3.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.36%) Data Centre
2 7 (12.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.45%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.45%) Handset
4 2 (3.64%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.82%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.82%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 18 (32.73%) Windows
2 10 (18.18%) Linux
2 10 (18.18%) Windows Server
3 3 (5.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.64%) CatOS
4 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.27%) ITIL
2 9 (16.36%) Load Balancing
3 8 (14.55%) Network Virtualisation
3 8 (14.55%) Project Management
4 6 (10.91%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (10.91%) Network Management
4 6 (10.91%) Performance Management
5 4 (7.27%) Business Transformation
5 4 (7.27%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (7.27%) Network Design
5 4 (7.27%) Server Virtualisation
5 4 (7.27%) Virtual Environments
6 3 (5.45%) Coaching
6 3 (5.45%) Health Informatics
6 3 (5.45%) Informatics
6 3 (5.45%) Migration
6 3 (5.45%) Multichannel Retail
6 3 (5.45%) Resource Management
6 3 (5.45%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (5.45%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (50.91%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (36.36%) CCNP
3 14 (25.45%) CCNA
4 4 (7.27%) Degree
4 4 (7.27%) JNCIP
5 3 (5.45%) Avaya Certification
5 3 (5.45%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.64%) MCSA
6 2 (3.64%) MCSE
7 1 (1.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 19 (34.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (25.45%) Hyper-V
4 4 (7.27%) vSphere
5 2 (3.64%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.82%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (14.55%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.82%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.82%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 34 (61.82%) Cisco
2 25 (45.45%) VMware
3 23 (41.82%) Microsoft
4 13 (23.64%) Avaya
4 13 (23.64%) CheckPoint
4 13 (23.64%) SolarWinds
5 9 (16.36%) F5
6 7 (12.73%) Juniper
7 6 (10.91%) Citrix
8 5 (9.09%) Dell
9 4 (7.27%) Clearswift
9 4 (7.27%) LogRhythm
9 4 (7.27%) McAfee
9 4 (7.27%) Nortel
9 4 (7.27%) ServiceNow
10 3 (5.45%) BT
10 3 (5.45%) Panasonic
10 3 (5.45%) Polycom
10 3 (5.45%) Red Hat
10 3 (5.45%) Yealink