The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 77 43 67
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +24
Permanent jobs citing WAN 20 64 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.82% 5.78% 2.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.70% 27.71% 9.76%
Number of salaries quoted 16 53 20
Average salary £38,750 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.82% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,250 £36,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,750 £56,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
WAN
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Communications & Networking Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
187 231 246
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 17.02% 20.87% 23.43%
Number of salaries quoted 177 196 217
Average salary £35,000 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £58,250
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WAN across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

WAN
Salary Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WAN across the Kent region.

WAN Salary Trend in Kent

WAN
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAN across the Kent region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Kent

WAN
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Kent region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone -11 5 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Tonbridge -2 3 £26,000 -38.82%
Tunbridge Wells - 3 £20,500 -
Chatham - 1 £52,500 -
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Kent region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited WAN.

1 54 (90.00%) LAN
2 45 (75.00%) Cisco
3 43 (71.67%) Firewall
4 30 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 30 (50.00%) DNS
5 27 (45.00%) DHCP
6 26 (43.33%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (40.00%) CCNA
8 22 (36.67%) TCP/IP
9 20 (33.33%) Active Directory
9 20 (33.33%) MPLS
9 20 (33.33%) VMware
9 20 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
10 18 (30.00%) Windows
10 18 (30.00%) Linux
11 16 (26.67%) HP
11 16 (26.67%) CCNP
12 15 (25.00%) Data Centre
13 13 (21.67%) Open Source
13 13 (21.67%) Microsoft
13 13 (21.67%) Migration
13 13 (21.67%) VLAN
14 12 (20.00%) Citrix
14 12 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
15 10 (16.67%) Finance
15 10 (16.67%) Advertising
15 10 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
16 9 (15.00%) vSphere
16 9 (15.00%) CCSA
16 9 (15.00%) SCCM

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Kent region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited WAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.67%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.67%) SaaS
1 1 (1.67%) PaaS
1 1 (1.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 54 (90.00%) LAN
2 43 (71.67%) Firewall
3 30 (50.00%) DNS
4 27 (45.00%) DHCP
5 22 (36.67%) TCP/IP
6 20 (33.33%) MPLS
7 13 (21.67%) VLAN
8 10 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (13.33%) Network Security
9 8 (13.33%) VoIP
10 7 (11.67%) Structured Cabling
11 6 (10.00%) SAN
12 5 (8.33%) VPN
12 5 (8.33%) Unified Communications
13 4 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
13 4 (6.67%) IPv6
13 4 (6.67%) Internet
13 4 (6.67%) BGP
14 3 (5.00%) Wireless
14 3 (5.00%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 10 (16.67%) Finance
1 10 (16.67%) Advertising
2 1 (1.67%) Banking
2 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (43.33%) Network Engineer
2 10 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 9 (15.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 9 (15.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 7 (11.67%) NOC Engineer
4 7 (11.67%) Network Consultant
4 7 (11.67%) Consultant
4 7 (11.67%) Cisco Consultant
4 7 (11.67%) Cisco Network Consultant
5 5 (8.33%) Analyst
5 5 (8.33%) Deployment Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (6.67%) Network Support
6 4 (6.67%) Security Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) IT Security Specialist
7 3 (5.00%) Security Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Network Support Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (6.67%) NHS
4 1 (1.67%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.67%) AS400
4 1 (1.67%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 18 (30.00%) Windows
1 18 (30.00%) Linux
2 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (5.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.33%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
2 13 (21.67%) Migration
2 13 (21.67%) Open Source
3 8 (13.33%) SIEM
4 6 (10.00%) ITIL
5 5 (8.33%) Information Security
5 5 (8.33%) Data Security
5 5 (8.33%) Incident Management
6 4 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (6.67%) Security Management
6 4 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (5.00%) Server Hardening
7 3 (5.00%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (5.00%) WAN Optimisation
7 3 (5.00%) Change Management
7 3 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (5.00%) Network Management
8 2 (3.33%) Network Design
8 2 (3.33%) Data Protection
8 2 (3.33%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.33%) SQL
2 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (43.33%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (40.00%) CCNA
3 16 (26.67%) CCNP
4 12 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (15.00%) CCSA
6 7 (11.67%) CISSP
7 6 (10.00%) MCSE
7 6 (10.00%) MCSA
8 5 (8.33%) CISM
8 5 (8.33%) Network+ Certification
9 4 (6.67%) CCSE
9 4 (6.67%) CCDA
10 2 (3.33%) MCP
10 2 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (3.33%) MCITP
10 2 (3.33%) SC Cleared
10 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
11 1 (1.67%) MCTS
11 1 (1.67%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.00%) PCI DSS
2 7 (11.67%) SLA
3 6 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 20 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 9 (15.00%) vSphere
3 7 (11.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (8.33%) XenApp
5 1 (1.67%) DFS Replication
5 1 (1.67%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (15.00%) SCCM
2 5 (8.33%) HP SIM
3 4 (6.67%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (3.33%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (1.67%) Nessus
Vendors
1 45 (75.00%) Cisco
2 30 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 20 (33.33%) VMware
4 16 (26.67%) HP
5 13 (21.67%) Microsoft
6 12 (20.00%) Citrix
7 8 (13.33%) Splunk
8 5 (8.33%) Juniper
9 4 (6.67%) LogRhythm
9 4 (6.67%) SolarWinds
9 4 (6.67%) Websense
10 3 (5.00%) F5
10 3 (5.00%) LANDesk
11 2 (3.33%) Riverbed
12 1 (1.67%) Mitel
12 1 (1.67%) Blue Coat
12 1 (1.67%) CommVault
12 1 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
Maidstone, Kent
Kent County Council
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