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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 61 64 79
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +15
Permanent jobs citing WAN 36 44 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 3.27% 4.26% 2.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.79% 19.21% 14.69%
Number of salaries quoted 33 44 30
Average salary £52,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,300 £27,950 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,500 £69,250 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+10.38% +1.31%
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
228 229 211
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 20.71% 22.15% 18.84%
Number of salaries quoted 199 206 200
Average salary £37,000 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.33% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,500 £21,800
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £63,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
Tunbridge Wells +8 9 £27,000 -64.00%
Dartford +10 5 £45,000 +20.00%
West Malling -8 4 £53,750 +53.57%
Maidstone -12 4 £53,750 +26.47% 1
Chatham -8 3 £67,500 -3.57%
Sittingbourne +1 1 £24,500 -43.35%
Whitstable - 1 - -
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 58 (100.00%) LAN
2 37 (63.79%) Windows
3 36 (62.07%) Cisco
4 35 (60.34%) Windows Server
5 28 (48.28%) VMware
6 25 (43.10%) Firewall
6 25 (43.10%) Active Directory
7 24 (41.38%) Data Centre
8 23 (39.66%) Cisco Certification
9 21 (36.21%) MS Exchange
9 21 (36.21%) VMware Infrastructure
10 20 (34.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (34.48%) MS Excel
10 20 (34.48%) CCNA
10 20 (34.48%) CheckPoint
11 18 (31.03%) ITIL
12 17 (29.31%) Microsoft
13 16 (27.59%) Windows Server 2012
13 16 (27.59%) Exchange Server 2010
14 13 (22.41%) Exchange Server 2013
14 13 (22.41%) Cisco ASA
14 13 (22.41%) Wireless
14 13 (22.41%) Finance
14 13 (22.41%) MS Office
14 13 (22.41%) MCSE
14 13 (22.41%) Microsoft Certification
15 12 (20.69%) Juniper
15 12 (20.69%) MCP
15 12 (20.69%) TCP/IP
16 11 (18.97%) VPN

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 21 (36.21%) MS Exchange
2 16 (27.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (22.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (6.90%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (3.45%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.72%) CMS
7 1 (1.72%) WordPress
Applications
1 20 (34.48%) MS Excel
2 13 (22.41%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (17.24%) Office 365
2 4 (6.90%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (3.45%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.72%) IaaS
4 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.72%) PaaS
4 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (100.00%) LAN
2 25 (43.10%) Firewall
3 13 (22.41%) Cisco ASA
3 13 (22.41%) Wireless
4 12 (20.69%) TCP/IP
5 11 (18.97%) SAN
5 11 (18.97%) VPN
6 10 (17.24%) Cisco PIX
6 10 (17.24%) NetScreen
7 7 (12.07%) Network Security
8 4 (6.90%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (6.90%) DHCP
8 4 (6.90%) DNS
8 4 (6.90%) MPLS
8 4 (6.90%) OSPF
8 4 (6.90%) VoIP
9 3 (5.17%) BGP
9 3 (5.17%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (5.17%) VLAN
9 3 (5.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.62%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (22.41%) Finance
2 3 (5.17%) Advertising
3 1 (1.72%) Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Electronics
3 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (29.31%) Network Engineer
2 16 (27.59%) IT Engineer
3 12 (20.69%) IT Support
4 10 (17.24%) Support Engineer
5 8 (13.79%) IT Support Engineer
6 7 (12.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (12.07%) Infrastructure Manager
6 7 (12.07%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 7 (12.07%) Project Manager
7 6 (10.34%) Analyst
7 6 (10.34%) IT Analyst
7 6 (10.34%) IT Infrastructure Manager
7 6 (10.34%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
7 6 (10.34%) IT Manager
7 6 (10.34%) IT Project Manager
7 6 (10.34%) IT Support Analyst
7 6 (10.34%) Security Engineer
7 6 (10.34%) Support Analyst
8 5 (8.62%) Active Directory Support
8 5 (8.62%) LAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.72%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 24 (41.38%) Data Centre
2 8 (13.79%) Fat Client
2 8 (13.79%) Thin Client
3 5 (8.62%) iPhone
3 5 (8.62%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.45%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.45%) NHS
4 2 (3.45%) Private Cloud
4 2 (3.45%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.72%) iPad
5 1 (1.72%) IVR
5 1 (1.72%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 37 (63.79%) Windows
2 35 (60.34%) Windows Server
3 20 (34.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (27.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (15.52%) Android
6 8 (13.79%) Linux
6 8 (13.79%) Windows 7
7 7 (12.07%) Unix
8 2 (3.45%) Windows 2000
8 2 (3.45%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (3.45%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.72%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (31.03%) ITIL
2 7 (12.07%) Kalman Filter
2 7 (12.07%) PRINCE2
2 7 (12.07%) SIEM
3 6 (10.34%) GAP Analysis
3 6 (10.34%) Information Security
3 6 (10.34%) Migration
3 6 (10.34%) Release Management
4 5 (8.62%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (8.62%) Service Delivery
5 4 (6.90%) Data Security
5 4 (6.90%) Load Balancing
5 4 (6.90%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (6.90%) Security Management
6 3 (5.17%) Incident Management
6 3 (5.17%) ITIL V2
6 3 (5.17%) Risk Management
7 2 (3.45%) Configuration Management
7 2 (3.45%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (3.45%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.72%) SQL
1 1 (1.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (39.66%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (34.48%) CCNA
3 13 (22.41%) MCSE
3 13 (22.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (20.69%) MCP
5 10 (17.24%) CCNP
6 9 (15.52%) A+ Certification
7 7 (12.07%) CCIE
7 7 (12.07%) MCITP
7 7 (12.07%) Security Cleared
8 5 (8.62%) SC Cleared
9 4 (6.90%) Degree
9 4 (6.90%) MCSA
10 3 (5.17%) CCDA
10 3 (5.17%) CCENT
10 3 (5.17%) MCTS
11 2 (3.45%) CCDP
11 2 (3.45%) CCSA
11 2 (3.45%) CCSE
12 1 (1.72%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.07%) PCI DSS
2 6 (10.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (8.62%) QA
4 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (43.10%) Active Directory
2 21 (36.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (12.07%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.17%) XenApp
5 2 (3.45%) vSphere
6 1 (1.72%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (6.90%) SCCM
2 2 (3.45%) Nessus
2 2 (3.45%) Nmap
3 1 (1.72%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.72%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (1.72%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.72%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 36 (62.07%) Cisco
2 28 (48.28%) VMware
3 20 (34.48%) CheckPoint
4 17 (29.31%) Microsoft
5 12 (20.69%) Juniper
6 8 (13.79%) Websense
7 7 (12.07%) HP
8 6 (10.34%) Citrix
9 5 (8.62%) Palo Alto
10 4 (6.90%) Avaya
11 3 (5.17%) F5
11 3 (5.17%) LogRhythm
12 2 (3.45%) Riverbed
12 2 (3.45%) Splunk
12 2 (3.45%) Tripwire
13 1 (1.72%) AlienVault
13 1 (1.72%) Blue Coat
13 1 (1.72%) McAfee
13 1 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
13 1 (1.72%) SolarWinds
Kent
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
South East, Surrey, Sussex, Reigate, Crawley,...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30,000 to £45,000 + bonus + bens
Posted: 7 days ago
Maidstone
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Sevenoaks
greywood
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 21 days ago