Period
to 20 January 2021

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 20 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK > Wales
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 59 72 80
Rank change year-on-year +13 +8 +9
Permanent jobs citing WAN 27 62 46
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 2.84% 3.32% 2.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.77% 22.22% 15.49%
Number of salaries quoted 29 46 33
Median annual salary £44,000 £38,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% +4.05% -7.50%
10th Percentile £28,900 £31,625 £26,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £56,250 £45,000
UK median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.89% -5.26% +5.56%

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 124 279 297
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 13.03% 14.94% 15.68%
Number of salaries quoted 100 222 245
Median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £28,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £64,800
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 20 January 2021.

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 20 January 2021. 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 +18 20 £41,750 +8.44% 3
North Wales +10 6 £57,500 +43.75% 1
West Wales +2 1 £42,250 -
WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 2021, 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 26 (96.30%) LAN
2 16 (59.26%) Azure
3 14 (51.85%) Cisco
3 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
4 13 (48.15%) Windows
5 12 (44.44%) Active Directory
5 12 (44.44%) Firewall
5 12 (44.44%) Office 365
6 11 (40.74%) VMware
7 10 (37.04%) Mentoring
7 10 (37.04%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (33.33%) Windows Server
8 9 (33.33%) VPN
8 9 (33.33%) ITIL
9 8 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (25.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Office
10 7 (25.93%) Wireless
11 6 (22.22%) Telecoms
11 6 (22.22%) Finance
11 6 (22.22%) SCVMM
11 6 (22.22%) SLA
11 6 (22.22%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
11 6 (22.22%) Proactive Monitoring
11 6 (22.22%) Creative Thinking
11 6 (22.22%) Skype
11 6 (22.22%) Hyper-V
11 6 (22.22%) Skype for Business

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 (22.22%) Skype for Business
2 2 (7.41%) IIS
2 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (59.26%) Azure
2 12 (44.44%) Office 365
3 5 (18.52%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 26 (96.30%) LAN
2 12 (44.44%) Firewall
3 9 (33.33%) VPN
4 7 (25.93%) Wireless
5 6 (22.22%) Skype
6 5 (18.52%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (18.52%) Cisco Firepower
6 5 (18.52%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (18.52%) DHCP
6 5 (18.52%) DNS
6 5 (18.52%) NAS
6 5 (18.52%) SAN
7 4 (14.81%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (14.81%) Unified Communications
7 4 (14.81%) VLAN
8 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
9 2 (7.41%) Network Security
9 2 (7.41%) NX-OS
9 2 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (3.70%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
1 6 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 3 (11.11%) Advertising
3 1 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.70%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Architect
2 5 (18.52%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (14.81%) Consultant
3 4 (14.81%) Network Consultant
3 4 (14.81%) Network Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Applications Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Audio Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) IT Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Voice Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco Network Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Network Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Clustering
1 2 (7.41%) Replication
2 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.70%) Fibre Optics
2 1 (3.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (48.15%) Windows
2 9 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (11.11%) Windows 10
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (3.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Mentoring
1 10 (37.04%) Problem-Solving
2 9 (33.33%) ITIL
3 7 (25.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 6 (22.22%) Creative Thinking
4 6 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
4 6 (22.22%) Proactive Monitoring
5 5 (18.52%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (18.52%) Technology Roadmap
6 4 (14.81%) Network Design
6 4 (14.81%) Network Virtualisation
6 4 (14.81%) Presales
7 3 (11.11%) DNA
8 2 (7.41%) Project Delivery
9 1 (3.70%) CRM
9 1 (3.70%) Migration
9 1 (3.70%) Requirements Gathering
9 1 (3.70%) Security Patching
9 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) CCNP
1 5 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (14.81%) CCIE
3 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 8 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (22.22%) Hyper-V
3 6 (22.22%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (14.81%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) Cisco
1 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
2 11 (40.74%) VMware
3 4 (14.81%) Fortinet
4 2 (7.41%) Dialogic
4 2 (7.41%) Juniper
4 2 (7.41%) Veeam
5 1 (3.70%) Apple
5 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.70%) F5
5 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds