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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 50 33 74
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +41
Permanent jobs citing WAN 42 87 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 4.38% 6.92% 1.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.50% 34.66% 8.43%
Number of salaries quoted 42 83 20
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £61,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -
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
240 251 249
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 25.03% 19.97% 20.46%
Number of salaries quoted 212 226 208
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £21,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +25 9 £47,500 +35.71%
Chatham - 5 £55,000 -
Dartford -1 4 £43,750 +65.09% 1
Sittingbourne - 1 £41,500 -
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 75 (79.79%) LAN
2 71 (75.53%) Cisco
3 65 (69.15%) Firewall
4 53 (56.38%) Cisco Certification
5 52 (55.32%) CheckPoint
6 47 (50.00%) CCNA
7 42 (44.68%) DNS
8 40 (42.55%) DHCP
8 40 (42.55%) MPLS
9 36 (38.30%) Linux
10 33 (35.11%) CCNP
11 31 (32.98%) Windows
12 30 (31.91%) Network Monitoring
13 28 (29.79%) VMware
14 27 (28.72%) VLAN
15 26 (27.66%) TCP/IP
16 24 (25.53%) Migration
16 24 (25.53%) Open Source
17 22 (23.40%) Microsoft
17 22 (23.40%) Active Directory
18 18 (19.15%) Microsoft Certification
18 18 (19.15%) Finance
19 17 (18.09%) Citrix
19 17 (18.09%) Cisco ASA
20 15 (15.96%) HP
20 15 (15.96%) Juniper
21 14 (14.89%) VPN
21 14 (14.89%) MCSE
21 14 (14.89%) Advertising
22 13 (13.83%) SCCM

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 8 (8.51%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.26%) IIS
3 3 (3.19%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.06%) Lync
5 1 (1.06%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.06%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (11.70%) MS Office
2 10 (10.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 75 (79.79%) LAN
2 65 (69.15%) Firewall
3 42 (44.68%) DNS
4 40 (42.55%) DHCP
4 40 (42.55%) MPLS
5 27 (28.72%) VLAN
6 26 (27.66%) TCP/IP
7 17 (18.09%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (14.89%) VPN
9 12 (12.77%) Network Security
10 10 (10.64%) OSPF
10 10 (10.64%) BGP
10 10 (10.64%) VoIP
11 8 (8.51%) Wireless
12 7 (7.45%) SAN
13 6 (6.38%) IPsec
13 6 (6.38%) Structured Cabling
14 5 (5.32%) Unified Communications
14 5 (5.32%) Internet
14 5 (5.32%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.13%) SQL Server
General
1 18 (19.15%) Finance
2 14 (14.89%) Advertising
3 3 (3.19%) Legal
4 2 (2.13%) Retail
5 1 (1.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 19 (20.21%) Deployment Engineer
3 9 (9.57%) Support Engineer
3 9 (9.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (9.57%) Cisco Engineer
3 9 (9.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 8 (8.51%) Consultant
4 8 (8.51%) Analyst
4 8 (8.51%) NOC Engineer
5 7 (7.45%) Cisco Consultant
5 7 (7.45%) Cisco Network Consultant
5 7 (7.45%) Network Consultant
5 7 (7.45%) Architect
6 5 (5.32%) Security Engineer
7 4 (4.26%) Security Analyst
7 4 (4.26%) Network Support Engineer
7 4 (4.26%) Network Security Engineer
7 4 (4.26%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.26%) Network Support
8 3 (3.19%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.19%) Web Services
2 1 (1.06%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (25.53%) Open Source
2 5 (5.32%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (3.19%) AS400
4 2 (2.13%) Social Media
4 2 (2.13%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.13%) NHS
4 2 (2.13%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.06%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 36 (38.30%) Linux
2 31 (32.98%) Windows
3 8 (8.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (8.51%) Windows 7
4 6 (6.38%) UNIX
5 5 (5.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.19%) Windows 8
6 3 (3.19%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.13%) Solaris
7 2 (2.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (31.91%) Network Monitoring
2 24 (25.53%) Migration
3 10 (10.64%) Incident Management
4 9 (9.57%) SIEM
5 6 (6.38%) Information Security
5 6 (6.38%) Service Delivery
5 6 (6.38%) Data Security
5 6 (6.38%) ITIL
6 5 (5.32%) Change Management
6 5 (5.32%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (5.32%) Network Management
6 5 (5.32%) WAN Optimisation
7 4 (4.26%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (4.26%) Security Management
7 4 (4.26%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (3.19%) People Management
8 3 (3.19%) TOGAF
8 3 (3.19%) Line Management
8 3 (3.19%) Vulnerability Management
8 3 (3.19%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.45%) SQL
2 3 (3.19%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.13%) VBScript
3 2 (2.13%) Java
4 1 (1.06%) C
Qualifications
1 53 (56.38%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (50.00%) CCNA
3 33 (35.11%) CCNP
4 18 (19.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (14.89%) MCSE
6 8 (8.51%) CISSP
7 6 (6.38%) CISM
7 6 (6.38%) CCSE
8 5 (5.32%) MCITP
8 5 (5.32%) MCP
9 4 (4.26%) A+ Certification
9 4 (4.26%) MCSA
9 4 (4.26%) CCSA
10 3 (3.19%) Security Cleared
11 2 (2.13%) JNCIS
11 2 (2.13%) CCIE
11 2 (2.13%) CCIP
11 2 (2.13%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (1.06%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.70%) SLA
2 10 (10.64%) PCI DSS
3 7 (7.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.06%) QA
System Software
1 22 (23.40%) Active Directory
2 12 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.38%) XenApp
3 6 (6.38%) vSphere
4 3 (3.19%) Terminal Services
5 2 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.06%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.06%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 13 (13.83%) SCCM
2 4 (4.26%) HP SIM
3 3 (3.19%) WSUS
3 3 (3.19%) SCOM
4 1 (1.06%) OpenView
4 1 (1.06%) Nessus
Vendors
1 71 (75.53%) Cisco
2 52 (55.32%) CheckPoint
3 28 (29.79%) VMware
4 22 (23.40%) Microsoft
5 17 (18.09%) Citrix
6 15 (15.96%) HP
6 15 (15.96%) Juniper
7 9 (9.57%) F5
7 9 (9.57%) Splunk
8 7 (7.45%) Websense
9 5 (5.32%) Avaya
9 5 (5.32%) SonicWALL
10 4 (4.26%) Blue Coat
10 4 (4.26%) Aruba
10 4 (4.26%) BT
10 4 (4.26%) LogRhythm
11 3 (3.19%) SolarWinds
11 3 (3.19%) Polycom
11 3 (3.19%) LANDesk
12 2 (2.13%) Riverbed
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