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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 55 70 39
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -31
Permanent jobs citing WAN 51 35 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 4.80% 3.13% 5.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.98% 16.67% 19.12%
Number of salaries quoted 51 34 37
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,690 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £45,000 £45,750
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.31% +1.33%
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
232 210 204
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 21.85% 18.80% 28.49%
Number of salaries quoted 211 199 155
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,400 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +26 21 £42,500 +29.77% 1
Tunbridge Wells +14 5 £19,500 -56.66%
Dartford -10 4 £37,500 +41.50% 1
West Malling +1 1 £35,000 -17.64%
Chatham - 1 £70,000 -
Sittingbourne - 1 £45,000 - 1
Tonbridge - 1 £77,500 -
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 95 (81.90%) LAN
2 85 (73.28%) Cisco
3 74 (63.79%) Firewall
4 69 (59.48%) Cisco Certification
5 65 (56.03%) Windows
6 51 (43.97%) CheckPoint
7 48 (41.38%) Microsoft
8 44 (37.93%) CCNP
9 39 (33.62%) CCNA
10 38 (32.76%) VMware
11 32 (27.59%) Active Directory
11 32 (27.59%) MS Excel
11 32 (27.59%) MS Office
12 31 (26.72%) DNS
12 31 (26.72%) MPLS
12 31 (26.72%) Finance
13 30 (25.86%) ITIL
14 29 (25.00%) Linux
15 28 (24.14%) MS Exchange
15 28 (24.14%) DHCP
16 27 (23.28%) Juniper
17 26 (22.41%) Citrix
17 26 (22.41%) F5
18 24 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
18 24 (20.69%) Cisco ASA
19 23 (19.83%) Windows Server 2008
20 22 (18.97%) TCP/IP
21 19 (16.38%) Windows 7
22 18 (15.52%) Network Monitoring
23 17 (14.66%) VPN

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 28 (24.14%) MS Exchange
2 11 (9.48%) Exchange Server 2007
2 11 (9.48%) Exchange Server 2013
2 11 (9.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (4.31%) IIS
4 3 (2.59%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.86%) Lync
5 1 (0.86%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.86%) CMS
Applications
1 32 (27.59%) MS Excel
1 32 (27.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) JDE OneWorld
1 1 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.17%) Office 365
2 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 95 (81.90%) LAN
2 74 (63.79%) Firewall
3 31 (26.72%) DNS
3 31 (26.72%) MPLS
4 28 (24.14%) DHCP
5 24 (20.69%) Cisco ASA
6 22 (18.97%) TCP/IP
7 17 (14.66%) VPN
8 16 (13.79%) VoIP
8 16 (13.79%) Wireless
8 16 (13.79%) VLAN
9 15 (12.93%) OSPF
9 15 (12.93%) BGP
10 14 (12.07%) IP Telephony
10 14 (12.07%) Network Security
11 13 (11.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 9 (7.76%) SAN
13 8 (6.90%) Internet
14 7 (6.03%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 7 (6.03%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.31%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.72%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.86%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (5.17%) AdminStudio
General
1 31 (26.72%) Finance
2 10 (8.62%) Advertising
3 6 (5.17%) Banking
3 6 (5.17%) Retail
4 5 (4.31%) Legal
5 4 (3.45%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.72%) Local Government
7 1 (0.86%) Electronics
7 1 (0.86%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 39 (33.62%) Network Engineer
2 14 (12.07%) Deployment Engineer
3 12 (10.34%) Security Engineer
4 10 (8.62%) Support Engineer
5 9 (7.76%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (6.90%) Architect
7 7 (6.03%) Consultant
7 7 (6.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (6.03%) Senior Network Engineer
7 7 (6.03%) Infrastructure Manager
7 7 (6.03%) Head of Infrastructure
8 6 (5.17%) Technical Consultant
8 6 (5.17%) Analyst
8 6 (5.17%) Network Security Engineer
9 5 (4.31%) Escalation Engineer
9 5 (4.31%) Network Support
9 5 (4.31%) Network Support Engineer
10 4 (3.45%) Junior
11 3 (2.59%) Junior Support Engineer
11 3 (2.59%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.17%) Application Packaging
2 3 (2.59%) Web Services
3 2 (1.72%) CSS
4 1 (0.86%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.48%) Open Source
2 5 (4.31%) Social Media
2 5 (4.31%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (2.59%) AS400
4 2 (1.72%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.72%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.72%) NHS
4 2 (1.72%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.86%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.86%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.86%) DTV
5 1 (0.86%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.86%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.86%) Replication
5 1 (0.86%) iPhone
5 1 (0.86%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 65 (56.03%) Windows
2 29 (25.00%) Linux
3 23 (19.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (16.38%) Windows 7
5 13 (11.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (6.90%) UNIX
6 8 (6.90%) Windows XP
7 5 (4.31%) Apple iOS
8 4 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.59%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.59%) VMS
10 2 (1.72%) Solaris
11 1 (0.86%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.86%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (25.86%) ITIL
2 18 (15.52%) Network Monitoring
3 14 (12.07%) Service Management
4 12 (10.34%) Service Delivery
5 11 (9.48%) Migration
5 11 (9.48%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (9.48%) Release Management
6 10 (8.62%) Change Management
7 8 (6.90%) Incident Management
7 8 (6.90%) Supplier Management
7 8 (6.90%) Network Management
7 8 (6.90%) Line Management
8 7 (6.03%) Capacity Management
8 7 (6.03%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (5.17%) Information Security
9 6 (5.17%) BCP
10 5 (4.31%) Coaching
10 5 (4.31%) DSDM
11 4 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (3.45%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.34%) SQL
2 10 (8.62%) PowerShell
3 8 (6.90%) VBScript
4 3 (2.59%) C
5 2 (1.72%) Java
Qualifications
1 69 (59.48%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (37.93%) CCNP
3 39 (33.62%) CCNA
4 24 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (13.79%) MCSE
6 14 (12.07%) CCSE
6 14 (12.07%) JNCIS
7 6 (5.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (4.31%) A+ Certification
8 5 (4.31%) MCP
8 5 (4.31%) CCSP
8 5 (4.31%) MCITP
8 5 (4.31%) Degree
8 5 (4.31%) Security Cleared
9 4 (3.45%) CISSP
10 3 (2.59%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (2.59%) CCDP
10 3 (2.59%) MCSA
10 3 (2.59%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (1.72%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.17%) SLA
2 5 (4.31%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.59%) COBIT
4 2 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 32 (27.59%) Active Directory
2 14 (12.07%) XenApp
2 14 (12.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (10.34%) XenDesktop
3 12 (10.34%) vSphere
4 6 (5.17%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.72%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.72%) ISA Server
6 2 (1.72%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 14 (12.07%) SCCM
2 9 (7.76%) WSUS
3 5 (4.31%) SolarWinds Orion
4 3 (2.59%) SCOM
5 2 (1.72%) Foglight
6 1 (0.86%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.86%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.86%) OpenView
Vendors
1 85 (73.28%) Cisco
2 51 (43.97%) CheckPoint
3 48 (41.38%) Microsoft
4 38 (32.76%) VMware
5 27 (23.28%) Juniper
6 26 (22.41%) Citrix
6 26 (22.41%) F5
7 15 (12.93%) Blue Coat
7 15 (12.93%) Websense
8 13 (11.21%) HP
9 12 (10.34%) SolarWinds
10 11 (9.48%) Aruba
10 11 (9.48%) SonicWALL
11 8 (6.90%) McAfee
12 7 (6.03%) Lumension
12 7 (6.03%) Avaya
12 7 (6.03%) Wyse
13 6 (5.17%) Riverbed
14 5 (4.31%) Apple
14 5 (4.31%) BT
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