Period
to 18 October 2018

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 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK > Wales
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 91 75
Rank change year-on-year +20 -16 +14
Permanent jobs citing WAN 67 43 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.30% 2.21% 2.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.68% 12.87% 16.22%
Number of salaries quoted 61 39 61
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -11.76% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £50,000 £56,589 £68,750
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% -4.44%

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 324 334 487
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 15.98% 17.15% 18.34%
Number of salaries quoted 272 288 380
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £38,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% -2.60%
10th Percentile £23,000 £25,750 £22,750
90th Percentile £62,375 £55,025 £62,625
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 18 October 2018.

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 October 2018. 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 +3 49 £37,000 +1.37% 8
West Wales +23 14 £47,500 -14.01%
North Wales - 4 £42,000 - 2
WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, 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 60 (89.55%) LAN
2 33 (49.25%) Firewall
3 30 (44.78%) Windows
3 30 (44.78%) Microsoft
4 28 (41.79%) Active Directory
5 27 (40.30%) Cisco
6 23 (34.33%) VMware
7 22 (32.84%) SLA
7 22 (32.84%) Office 365
7 22 (32.84%) Windows Server
8 19 (28.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 17 (25.37%) DNS
9 17 (25.37%) VMware Infrastructure
10 16 (23.88%) Cisco Certification
11 15 (22.39%) CCNP
11 15 (22.39%) Hyper-V
12 14 (20.90%) VPN
13 13 (19.40%) WLAN
13 13 (19.40%) Windows Server 2003
13 13 (19.40%) Windows 7
13 13 (19.40%) Load Balancing
13 13 (19.40%) Problem-Solving
14 11 (16.42%) DHCP
14 11 (16.42%) SQL
15 10 (14.93%) Linux
15 10 (14.93%) SAN
15 10 (14.93%) Replication
15 10 (14.93%) MPLS
15 10 (14.93%) Degree
15 10 (14.93%) Wireshark

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 7 (10.45%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.46%) WordPress
3 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.99%) IIS
4 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.49%) Apache
5 1 (1.49%) nginx
5 1 (1.49%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.49%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.49%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (13.43%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.99%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Sage X3
1 2 (2.99%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 22 (32.84%) Office 365
2 10 (14.93%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (13.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (7.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.49%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.49%) G Suite
5 1 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.49%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 60 (89.55%) LAN
2 33 (49.25%) Firewall
3 17 (25.37%) DNS
4 14 (20.90%) VPN
5 13 (19.40%) WLAN
6 11 (16.42%) DHCP
7 10 (14.93%) MPLS
7 10 (14.93%) SAN
7 10 (14.93%) Wireshark
8 8 (11.94%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (11.94%) TCP/IP
8 8 (11.94%) Wireless
9 6 (8.96%) BGP
9 6 (8.96%) OSPF
10 4 (5.97%) RIP
11 3 (4.48%) IPsec
11 3 (4.48%) VoIP
12 2 (2.99%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (2.99%) Cisco Nexus
12 2 (2.99%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.45%) MySQL
2 5 (7.46%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (5.97%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.99%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 6 (8.96%) Git (software)
1 6 (8.96%) Subversion
2 5 (7.46%) Jenkins
3 4 (5.97%) Cucumber
3 4 (5.97%) Ranorex
3 4 (5.97%) Selenium
4 1 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 4 (5.97%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.48%) Finance
3 2 (2.99%) Automotive
3 2 (2.99%) Welsh Language
4 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (28.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (23.88%) Network Engineer
3 13 (19.40%) Senior Network Engineer
4 8 (11.94%) Analyst
5 5 (7.46%) Lead DevOps
5 5 (7.46%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (7.46%) Support Analyst
6 4 (5.97%) IT Analyst
6 4 (5.97%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Test Automation Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Test Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (4.48%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) AWS DevOps
7 3 (4.48%) AWS Infrastructure Lead
7 3 (4.48%) IT Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) IT Infrastructure Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.46%) LAMP
2 2 (2.99%) CGI
2 2 (2.99%) Web Services
3 1 (1.49%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (1.49%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.93%) Data Centre
1 10 (14.93%) Replication
2 8 (11.94%) Computer Science
3 6 (8.96%) Clustering
4 5 (7.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (4.48%) PKI
6 2 (2.99%) BBC
6 2 (2.99%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.49%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 30 (44.78%) Windows
2 22 (32.84%) Windows Server
3 13 (19.40%) Windows 7
3 13 (19.40%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (14.93%) Linux
5 9 (13.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (11.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (8.96%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.99%) CentOS
8 2 (2.99%) Ubuntu
8 2 (2.99%) Unix
8 2 (2.99%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.49%) AIX
9 1 (1.49%) CatOS
9 1 (1.49%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.49%) SUSE
9 1 (1.49%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (28.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 13 (19.40%) Load Balancing
2 13 (19.40%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (13.43%) Change Management
3 9 (13.43%) ITIL
3 9 (13.43%) Mentoring
3 9 (13.43%) Service Delivery
4 7 (10.45%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (10.45%) Customer Engagement
4 7 (10.45%) DevOps
5 6 (8.96%) High Availability
6 5 (7.46%) Configuration Management
6 5 (7.46%) Content Management
6 5 (7.46%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (7.46%) E-Commerce
6 5 (7.46%) Software Engineering
6 5 (7.46%) Task Automation
7 4 (5.97%) Business Continuity
7 4 (5.97%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (5.97%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.42%) SQL
2 10 (14.93%) Bash Shell
3 9 (13.43%) Python
4 6 (8.96%) PHP
4 6 (8.96%) Shell Script
5 4 (5.97%) Java
5 4 (5.97%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.49%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (23.88%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (22.39%) CCNP
3 10 (14.93%) Degree
4 6 (8.96%) CCNA
4 6 (8.96%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (8.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (5.97%) CCDP
5 4 (5.97%) Security Cleared
6 3 (4.48%) MCSA
6 3 (4.48%) MCSE
7 2 (2.99%) CCIE
7 2 (2.99%) JNCIE
7 2 (2.99%) JNCIP
7 2 (2.99%) MCITP
7 2 (2.99%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.49%) GPEN
8 1 (1.49%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.49%) Master's Degree
8 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.49%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (32.84%) SLA
2 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (41.79%) Active Directory
2 17 (25.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (22.39%) Hyper-V
4 7 (10.45%) Terminal Services
5 5 (7.46%) Varnish
6 2 (2.99%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.99%) vSphere
7 1 (1.49%) Docker
7 1 (1.49%) iptables
7 1 (1.49%) KVM
7 1 (1.49%) LXC
7 1 (1.49%) Postfix
7 1 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.49%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (7.46%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (7.46%) Puppet
1 5 (7.46%) ZABBIX
2 2 (2.99%) SCOM
2 2 (2.99%) SCOrch
2 2 (2.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.49%) Ansible
3 1 (1.49%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (1.49%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.49%) Salt
Vendors
1 30 (44.78%) Microsoft
2 27 (40.30%) Cisco
3 23 (34.33%) VMware
4 9 (13.43%) Veeam
5 8 (11.94%) SolarWinds
6 7 (10.45%) CheckPoint
6 7 (10.45%) McAfee
7 6 (8.96%) F5
8 5 (7.46%) Avaya
8 5 (7.46%) Clearswift
8 5 (7.46%) Juniper
8 5 (7.46%) LogRhythm
8 5 (7.46%) Nortel
8 5 (7.46%) ServiceNow
9 3 (4.48%) Citrix
9 3 (4.48%) NetApp
10 2 (2.99%) Apple
10 2 (2.99%) Blue Coat
10 2 (2.99%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.99%) Sage