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

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK / Wales
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 67 83
Rank change year-on-year -8 +16  
Permanent jobs citing WAN 28 40 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.54% 2.86% 1.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.73% 16.13% 7.08%
Number of salaries quoted 23 34 23
Median salary £40,000 £49,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.59% +24.37%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £36,000 £29,700
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £50,000 £52,200
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  

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 178 248 339
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 16.14% 17.74% 25.49%
Number of salaries quoted 152 218 263
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £59,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales citing WAN as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 March 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 March 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 17 £38,750 -22.50% 4
West Wales - 8 £50,000 -
North Wales +3 3 £25,000 -23.07%
WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 62 (89.86%) LAN
2 35 (50.72%) Cisco
3 32 (46.38%) Firewall
4 30 (43.48%) Windows
5 26 (37.68%) Microsoft
6 25 (36.23%) DNS
7 24 (34.78%) Internet
8 23 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (33.33%) VMware
8 23 (33.33%) Windows Server
9 22 (31.88%) F5
9 22 (31.88%) MPLS
9 22 (31.88%) CCNP
9 22 (31.88%) CheckPoint
10 21 (30.43%) VPN
11 20 (28.99%) BGP
11 20 (28.99%) Office 365
12 18 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
12 18 (26.09%) Hyper-V
12 18 (26.09%) Avaya
13 17 (24.64%) OSPF
14 16 (23.19%) IPsec
14 16 (23.19%) SQL Server
14 16 (23.19%) Cisco ASA
15 15 (21.74%) Cisco Nexus
15 15 (21.74%) MS Excel
15 15 (21.74%) MS Exchange
15 15 (21.74%) Juniper
16 14 (20.29%) DHCP
16 14 (20.29%) Telecoms

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 15 (21.74%) MS Exchange
2 11 (15.94%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (5.80%) Apache
4 4 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (5.80%) JBoss
5 3 (4.35%) Tomcat
5 3 (4.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (21.74%) MS Excel
2 12 (17.39%) MS Office
3 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 20 (28.99%) Office 365
2 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.90%) IaaS
3 2 (2.90%) PaaS
4 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.45%) G Suite
4 1 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (89.86%) LAN
2 32 (46.38%) Firewall
3 25 (36.23%) DNS
4 24 (34.78%) Internet
5 22 (31.88%) MPLS
6 21 (30.43%) VPN
7 20 (28.99%) BGP
8 17 (24.64%) OSPF
9 16 (23.19%) Cisco ASA
9 16 (23.19%) IPsec
10 15 (21.74%) Cisco Nexus
11 14 (20.29%) DHCP
12 13 (18.84%) TCP/IP
13 10 (14.49%) Ethernet
14 9 (13.04%) HSRP
14 9 (13.04%) Network Security
15 8 (11.59%) Broadband
15 8 (11.59%) Wi-Fi
16 7 (10.14%) Unified Communications
17 6 (8.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (23.19%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.59%) MySQL
3 5 (7.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (7.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 14 (20.29%) Telecoms
2 7 (10.14%) Finance
3 6 (8.70%) Manufacturing
4 5 (7.25%) Banking
4 5 (7.25%) Retail
5 3 (4.35%) Back Office
6 2 (2.90%) Advertising
7 1 (1.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 21 (30.43%) Network Engineer
2 13 (18.84%) Systems Engineer
3 12 (17.39%) Support Engineer
4 10 (14.49%) IT Engineer
5 9 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (13.04%) Systems Support
5 9 (13.04%) Systems Support Engineer
6 8 (11.59%) IT Manager
6 8 (11.59%) IT Support
6 8 (11.59%) IT Support Engineer
6 8 (11.59%) Senior Network Engineer
6 8 (11.59%) Server Engineer
6 8 (11.59%) Server Support
7 6 (8.70%) Architect
7 6 (8.70%) Network Architect
8 5 (7.25%) Cisco Architect
8 5 (7.25%) Cisco Engineer
8 5 (7.25%) Cisco Network Architect
8 5 (7.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 5 (7.25%) Senior Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.35%) Apache Flex
2 1 (1.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.84%) Data Centre
2 12 (17.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 6 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.90%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.45%) CMDB
5 1 (1.45%) IVR
5 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 30 (43.48%) Windows
2 23 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 8 (11.59%) Linux
3 8 (11.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (11.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (5.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (5.80%) Windows 10
4 4 (5.80%) Windows 7
4 4 (5.80%) Windows 8
5 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.90%) Unix
7 1 (1.45%) VyOS
7 1 (1.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.84%) ITIL
1 13 (18.84%) Load Balancing
2 12 (17.39%) Migration
3 9 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (11.59%) Server Virtualisation
4 8 (11.59%) Web Design
5 6 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (8.70%) Change Control
5 6 (8.70%) DDoS Mitigation
5 6 (8.70%) E-Commerce
5 6 (8.70%) Mentoring
5 6 (8.70%) Service Delivery
6 5 (7.25%) Coaching
6 5 (7.25%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (7.25%) Open Source
6 5 (7.25%) Project Management
7 4 (5.80%) Information Security
8 3 (4.35%) Performance Engineering
8 3 (4.35%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.39%) SQL
2 1 (1.45%) C
2 1 (1.45%) Python
2 1 (1.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (31.88%) CCNP
3 10 (14.49%) MCSE
3 10 (14.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (13.04%) Degree
5 8 (11.59%) CCNA
6 7 (10.14%) CCDP
7 6 (8.70%) CCSA
7 6 (8.70%) MCSA
8 5 (7.25%) JNCIA
8 5 (7.25%) JNCIS
9 4 (5.80%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (2.90%) CCIE
10 2 (2.90%) MCITP
10 2 (2.90%) RHCE
10 2 (2.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (1.45%) CCSE
11 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
11 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.59%) SLA
2 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (26.09%) Hyper-V
1 18 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (18.84%) Active Directory
3 12 (17.39%) XenServer
4 3 (4.35%) vSphere
4 3 (4.35%) XenApp
4 3 (4.35%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.45%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (7.25%) Zenoss
2 2 (2.90%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (1.45%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.45%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (1.45%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (50.72%) Cisco
2 26 (37.68%) Microsoft
3 23 (33.33%) VMware
4 22 (31.88%) CheckPoint
4 22 (31.88%) F5
5 18 (26.09%) Avaya
6 15 (21.74%) Juniper
7 8 (11.59%) Dell
8 5 (7.25%) CA
8 5 (7.25%) Clearswift
8 5 (7.25%) Intel Security
8 5 (7.25%) LogRhythm
8 5 (7.25%) Nortel
8 5 (7.25%) ServiceNow
8 5 (7.25%) Sun
9 4 (5.80%) Citrix
9 4 (5.80%) IBM
9 4 (5.80%) Red Hat
10 3 (4.35%) Apple
10 3 (4.35%) Intel
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