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 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 64 25 67
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +42
Permanent jobs citing WAN 28 90 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.84% 7.73% 2.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.73% 38.30% 9.65%
Number of salaries quoted 28 86 24
Average salary £47,250 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.17% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,800 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £52,250 £66,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
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
204 235 259
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 20.71% 20.19% 22.48%
Number of salaries quoted 189 211 219
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% +4.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £24,850 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £55,000 £57,500
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 26 May 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 26 May 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
Chatham - 5 £55,000 -
Dartford 0 4 £41,250 -8.33%
Tonbridge -4 3 £26,000 -38.82%
Maidstone -1 2 £47,250 +11.17%
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 58 (80.56%) LAN
2 57 (79.17%) Cisco
3 56 (77.78%) Firewall
4 39 (54.17%) CheckPoint
5 38 (52.78%) Cisco Certification
6 37 (51.39%) DNS
7 35 (48.61%) CCNA
8 34 (47.22%) DHCP
9 33 (45.83%) MPLS
10 27 (37.50%) Linux
11 26 (36.11%) VMware
12 25 (34.72%) CCNP
12 25 (34.72%) Network Monitoring
13 22 (30.56%) Data Centre
13 22 (30.56%) Active Directory
13 22 (30.56%) TCP/IP
14 21 (29.17%) VLAN
15 20 (27.78%) Migration
15 20 (27.78%) Open Source
16 19 (26.39%) Windows
16 19 (26.39%) Microsoft
17 18 (25.00%) Citrix
18 15 (20.83%) Cisco ASA
19 14 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
20 13 (18.06%) HP
20 13 (18.06%) Microsoft Certification
21 12 (16.67%) Advertising
21 12 (16.67%) SCCM
22 11 (15.28%) MCSE
23 10 (13.89%) Juniper

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.56%) IIS
3 3 (4.17%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (11.11%) MS Office
2 6 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) JDE OneWorld
Communications & Networking
1 58 (80.56%) LAN
2 56 (77.78%) Firewall
3 37 (51.39%) DNS
4 34 (47.22%) DHCP
5 33 (45.83%) MPLS
6 22 (30.56%) TCP/IP
7 21 (29.17%) VLAN
8 15 (20.83%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (12.50%) Network Security
9 9 (12.50%) SAN
10 8 (11.11%) Internet
10 8 (11.11%) OSPF
10 8 (11.11%) BGP
10 8 (11.11%) VoIP
11 7 (9.72%) VPN
12 5 (6.94%) IPsec
13 4 (5.56%) Structured Cabling
13 4 (5.56%) Unified Communications
13 4 (5.56%) Ethernet
13 4 (5.56%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.17%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (16.67%) Advertising
2 10 (13.89%) Finance
3 3 (4.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 36 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 15 (20.83%) Deployment Engineer
3 9 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 9 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 7 (9.72%) Cisco Consultant
4 7 (9.72%) Support Engineer
4 7 (9.72%) Network Consultant
4 7 (9.72%) NOC Engineer
4 7 (9.72%) Cisco Network Consultant
4 7 (9.72%) Consultant
5 6 (8.33%) Analyst
6 4 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) Security Analyst
6 4 (5.56%) Security Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (4.17%) Security Specialist
7 3 (4.17%) IT Security Analyst
7 3 (4.17%) Architect
7 3 (4.17%) Network Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 22 (30.56%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (4.17%) AS400
4 1 (1.39%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 27 (37.50%) Linux
2 19 (26.39%) Windows
3 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.17%) Windows 7
4 3 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (4.17%) UNIX
5 2 (2.78%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (34.72%) Network Monitoring
2 20 (27.78%) Migration
2 20 (27.78%) Open Source
3 9 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 9 (12.50%) SIEM
4 6 (8.33%) Information Security
4 6 (8.33%) Data Security
5 5 (6.94%) ITIL
5 5 (6.94%) Service Delivery
5 5 (6.94%) Change Management
5 5 (6.94%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (6.94%) WAN Optimisation
6 4 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (5.56%) Security Management
6 4 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (4.17%) Data Protection
7 3 (4.17%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (4.17%) Network Management
7 3 (4.17%) Server Hardening
8 2 (2.78%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 38 (52.78%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (48.61%) CCNA
3 25 (34.72%) CCNP
4 13 (18.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (15.28%) MCSE
6 8 (11.11%) CISSP
7 6 (8.33%) CISM
8 4 (5.56%) CCSA
8 4 (5.56%) CCSE
8 4 (5.56%) Security Cleared
9 3 (4.17%) MCSA
10 2 (2.78%) CCIE
10 2 (2.78%) CCIP
10 2 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (2.78%) SC Cleared
11 1 (1.39%) MCP
11 1 (1.39%) MCTS
11 1 (1.39%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.89%) PCI DSS
2 7 (9.72%) SLA
2 7 (9.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.39%) QA
System Software
1 22 (30.56%) Active Directory
2 14 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (11.11%) vSphere
4 5 (6.94%) XenApp
5 3 (4.17%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.39%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 12 (16.67%) SCCM
2 4 (5.56%) HP SIM
3 3 (4.17%) WSUS
3 3 (4.17%) SCOM
4 1 (1.39%) OpenView
4 1 (1.39%) Nessus
Vendors
1 57 (79.17%) Cisco
2 39 (54.17%) CheckPoint
3 26 (36.11%) VMware
4 19 (26.39%) Microsoft
5 18 (25.00%) Citrix
6 13 (18.06%) HP
7 10 (13.89%) Juniper
8 9 (12.50%) Splunk
9 6 (8.33%) F5
10 4 (5.56%) LogRhythm
10 4 (5.56%) Websense
11 3 (4.17%) LANDesk
11 3 (4.17%) Riverbed
12 2 (2.78%) SolarWinds
13 1 (1.39%) Infoblox
13 1 (1.39%) 3PAR
13 1 (1.39%) SAP
13 1 (1.39%) WatchGuard
13 1 (1.39%) SonicWALL
13 1 (1.39%) Mitel