Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK > Wales
6 months to
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 85 74 90
Rank change year-on-year -11 +16 -16
Permanent jobs citing WAN 37 67 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.02% 3.32% 2.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.61% 20.81% 13.13%
Number of salaries quoted 24 61 40
Wales median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% - -11.76%
10th Percentile £30,225 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £54,625 £50,000 £56,420
UK median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%

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 237 322 335
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 12.91% 15.96% 17.16%
Number of salaries quoted 194 269 288
Wales median annual salary £38,500 £37,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.67% -2.60% +2.67%
10th Percentile £22,616 £23,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £50,000 £63,000 £54,650
UK median annual salary £45,750 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.68% +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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -26 25 £42,500 +14.86% 8
West Wales +16 10 - - 1
North Wales +4 2 £41,250 -1.79% 2
WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 32 (86.49%) Windows
1 32 (86.49%) LAN
2 22 (59.46%) Microsoft
3 20 (54.05%) Windows Server
4 18 (48.65%) Project Management
4 18 (48.65%) DNS
4 18 (48.65%) VMware
5 17 (45.95%) Cisco
6 15 (40.54%) VMware Infrastructure
6 15 (40.54%) Problem-Solving
7 14 (37.84%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (37.84%) DHCP
7 14 (37.84%) Linux
7 14 (37.84%) Telecoms
8 13 (35.14%) Active Directory
8 13 (35.14%) TCP/IP
8 13 (35.14%) VPN
9 12 (32.43%) VoIP
9 12 (32.43%) SLA
9 12 (32.43%) Wireless
10 11 (29.73%) Finance
10 11 (29.73%) Change Management
11 10 (27.03%) Firewall
11 10 (27.03%) Unix
11 10 (27.03%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (21.62%) Office 365
13 7 (18.92%) Hyper-V
13 7 (18.92%) AWS
14 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (16.22%) ITIL

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 4 (10.81%) IIS
2 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (21.62%) Office 365
2 7 (18.92%) AWS
3 4 (10.81%) Azure
4 1 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 32 (86.49%) LAN
2 18 (48.65%) DNS
3 14 (37.84%) DHCP
4 13 (35.14%) TCP/IP
4 13 (35.14%) VPN
5 12 (32.43%) VoIP
5 12 (32.43%) Wireless
6 10 (27.03%) Firewall
7 5 (13.51%) Internet
8 3 (8.11%) Ethernet
8 3 (8.11%) MPLS
8 3 (8.11%) VLAN
8 3 (8.11%) xDSL
9 2 (5.41%) Network Security
9 2 (5.41%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (5.41%) SAN
9 2 (5.41%) WLAN
10 1 (2.70%) NAS
10 1 (2.70%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (2.70%) MySQL
1 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.70%) Subversion
General
1 14 (37.84%) Telecoms
2 11 (29.73%) Finance
3 4 (10.81%) Advertising
4 1 (2.70%) Games
4 1 (2.70%) Legal
4 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (24.32%) Consultant
1 9 (24.32%) IT Engineer
2 7 (18.92%) IT Support
2 7 (18.92%) Support Engineer
2 7 (18.92%) Technical Consultant
3 5 (13.51%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 5 (13.51%) IT Manager
3 5 (13.51%) IT Support Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
5 3 (8.11%) Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.41%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) IT Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Support Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Cloud Architect
7 1 (2.70%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (2.70%) Firewall Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) AngularJS
1 1 (2.70%) CakePHP
1 1 (2.70%) COM
1 1 (2.70%) CSS
1 1 (2.70%) HTML
1 1 (2.70%) jQuery
1 1 (2.70%) Laravel
1 1 (2.70%) React
Miscellaneous
1 14 (37.84%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.81%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.70%) Clustering
3 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.70%) Replication
3 1 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 32 (86.49%) Windows
2 20 (54.05%) Windows Server
3 14 (37.84%) Linux
4 10 (27.03%) Unix
5 5 (13.51%) Windows 10
6 4 (10.81%) Windows 7
6 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (48.65%) Project Management
2 15 (40.54%) Problem-Solving
3 11 (29.73%) Change Management
4 10 (27.03%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (16.22%) Asset Management
5 6 (16.22%) ITIL
5 6 (16.22%) Mentoring
6 5 (13.51%) Customer-Centricity
6 5 (13.51%) Logistics
6 5 (13.51%) PRINCE2
6 5 (13.51%) Service Delivery
7 4 (10.81%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (10.81%) High Availability
7 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (5.41%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (5.41%) Continuous Deployment
8 2 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (5.41%) DevOps
8 2 (5.41%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) PowerShell
2 3 (8.11%) Java
2 3 (8.11%) Python
3 2 (5.41%) C#
4 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.70%) PHP
4 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (13.51%) Degree
2 5 (13.51%) Master's Degree
2 5 (13.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (10.81%) AWS Certification
4 2 (5.41%) MCSA
4 2 (5.41%) MCSE
4 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (32.43%) SLA
2 1 (2.70%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (40.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (35.14%) Active Directory
3 7 (18.92%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) SCCM
2 1 (2.70%) vRealize
Vendors
1 22 (59.46%) Microsoft
2 18 (48.65%) VMware
3 17 (45.95%) Cisco
4 4 (10.81%) Citrix
5 3 (8.11%) Dell
5 3 (8.11%) Draytek
5 3 (8.11%) Palo Alto
6 2 (5.41%) Avaya
7 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.70%) Juniper
7 1 (2.70%) Riverbed
7 1 (2.70%) Sophos
7 1 (2.70%) Veeam