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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 42 67 44
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -23
Permanent jobs citing WAN 56 27 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 5.53% 2.47% 4.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.23% 11.84% 19.77%
Number of salaries quoted 47 24 33
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,600 £22,100 £25,100
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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
222 228 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 21.94% 20.82% 21.42%
Number of salaries quoted 186 200 152
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £24,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 2014. 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 +3 16 £38,750 - 2
Dartford -1 9 £37,500 -44.44%
Dover - 3 £62,500 - 2
Tunbridge Wells +26 2 £50,000 -37.50% 2
Sittingbourne - 1 £45,000 -
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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.

1 131 (89.73%) LAN
2 114 (78.08%) Cisco
3 105 (71.92%) Firewall
4 91 (62.33%) Cisco Certification
5 72 (49.32%) Windows
6 69 (47.26%) CheckPoint
7 59 (40.41%) ITIL
8 57 (39.04%) CCNA
9 46 (31.51%) Active Directory
9 46 (31.51%) CCNP
10 44 (30.14%) Microsoft
10 44 (30.14%) MS Exchange
11 36 (24.66%) VMware
11 36 (24.66%) Network Management
11 36 (24.66%) F5
12 34 (23.29%) MS Excel
13 32 (21.92%) Wireless
14 30 (20.55%) MS Office
14 30 (20.55%) Change Control
15 27 (18.49%) Juniper
16 25 (17.12%) Telecoms
16 25 (17.12%) CCSA
17 24 (16.44%) Windows Server 2008
17 24 (16.44%) Riverbed
18 23 (15.75%) Finance
18 23 (15.75%) Citrix
18 23 (15.75%) PRINCE2
18 23 (15.75%) DNS
18 23 (15.75%) Exchange Server 2010
19 22 (15.07%) DHCP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 44 (30.14%) MS Exchange
2 23 (15.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (8.90%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (8.22%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (8.22%) IIS
5 9 (6.16%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (4.79%) Tomcat
7 6 (4.11%) SharePoint
8 5 (3.42%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (2.05%) Apache
10 2 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 34 (23.29%) MS Excel
2 30 (20.55%) MS Office
3 6 (4.11%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 2 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 131 (89.73%) LAN
2 105 (71.92%) Firewall
3 32 (21.92%) Wireless
4 23 (15.75%) DNS
5 22 (15.07%) DHCP
6 21 (14.38%) OSPF
6 21 (14.38%) BGP
7 19 (13.01%) Network Security
7 19 (13.01%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 18 (12.33%) Cisco ASA
8 18 (12.33%) IP Telephony
8 18 (12.33%) MPLS
9 16 (10.96%) TCP/IP
10 15 (10.27%) VoIP
11 14 (9.59%) SAN
12 13 (8.90%) Cisco PIX
13 12 (8.22%) VPN
14 11 (7.53%) PBX
15 10 (6.85%) Cisco Nexus
16 9 (6.16%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.27%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.05%) MySQL
3 3 (2.05%) Ingres
4 1 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (2.05%) WebLOAD
General
1 25 (17.12%) Telecoms
2 23 (15.75%) Finance
3 3 (2.05%) Marketing
3 3 (2.05%) Law
4 2 (1.37%) Legal
4 2 (1.37%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.37%) Electronics
4 2 (1.37%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.37%) Banking
4 2 (1.37%) Retail
5 1 (0.68%) Local Government
5 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 52 (35.62%) Network Engineer
2 22 (15.07%) Senior Network Engineer
3 16 (10.96%) 3rd Line Support
4 15 (10.27%) Consultant
4 15 (10.27%) Security Engineer
5 14 (9.59%) Support Engineer
5 14 (9.59%) Analyst
6 13 (8.90%) Infrastructure Manager
7 11 (7.53%) Support Analyst
8 9 (6.16%) Escalation Engineer
8 9 (6.16%) Network Support
8 9 (6.16%) Administrator
9 8 (5.48%) Network Consultant
9 8 (5.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (5.48%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (4.79%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
10 7 (4.79%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
10 7 (4.79%) IT Support
10 7 (4.79%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 7 (4.79%) Network Manager
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.38%) Firmware
2 8 (5.48%) Clustering
3 7 (4.79%) Statistics
4 4 (2.74%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.37%) DTV
6 1 (0.68%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 72 (49.32%) Windows
2 24 (16.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (15.07%) Linux
4 13 (8.90%) Windows 7
5 12 (8.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (5.48%) Windows XP
7 5 (3.42%) Windows 8
7 5 (3.42%) CentOS
8 4 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.05%) Solaris
9 3 (2.05%) VMS
9 3 (2.05%) OS/400
10 2 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.37%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.37%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.68%) Android
11 1 (0.68%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (40.41%) ITIL
2 36 (24.66%) Network Management
3 30 (20.55%) Change Control
4 23 (15.75%) PRINCE2
5 19 (13.01%) Network Design
6 17 (11.64%) Disaster Recovery
6 17 (11.64%) Service Delivery
6 17 (11.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (11.64%) Release Management
7 16 (10.96%) Project Management
8 15 (10.27%) Service Management
9 14 (9.59%) Load Balancing
10 13 (8.90%) Supplier Management
11 8 (5.48%) Business Continuity
11 8 (5.48%) Capacity Planning
12 7 (4.79%) WAN Optimisation
12 7 (4.79%) Problem Management
12 7 (4.79%) Business Intelligence
13 6 (4.11%) Risk Management
14 5 (3.42%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.11%) C
1 6 (4.11%) SQL
1 6 (4.11%) PowerShell
2 5 (3.42%) Ruby
3 4 (2.74%) Python
3 4 (2.74%) Perl
4 3 (2.05%) Java
4 3 (2.05%) VB
5 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 91 (62.33%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (39.04%) CCNA
3 46 (31.51%) CCNP
4 25 (17.12%) CCSA
5 19 (13.01%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (12.33%) CCSE
6 18 (12.33%) MCSE
7 17 (11.64%) JNCIS
8 15 (10.27%) Degree
9 11 (7.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (6.16%) Security Cleared
11 8 (5.48%) SC Cleared
12 7 (4.79%) MCSA
13 5 (3.42%) MCP
13 5 (3.42%) A+ Certification
14 4 (2.74%) MCITP
15 3 (2.05%) Network+ Certification
15 3 (2.05%) CCDA
15 3 (2.05%) CCDP
15 3 (2.05%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (4.11%) QA
3 4 (2.74%) COBIT
4 3 (2.05%) PCI DSS
4 3 (2.05%) SLA
5 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 46 (31.51%) Active Directory
2 18 (12.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (11.64%) XenApp
4 14 (9.59%) vSphere
5 11 (7.53%) XenDesktop
6 5 (3.42%) ISA Server
7 4 (2.74%) ProxySG
8 2 (1.37%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (7.53%) SolarWinds Orion
2 10 (6.85%) Backup Exec
3 8 (5.48%) Foglight
4 5 (3.42%) ZABBIX
4 5 (3.42%) SCCM
4 5 (3.42%) SCOM
5 3 (2.05%) Puppet
6 2 (1.37%) Nagios
Vendors
1 114 (78.08%) Cisco
2 69 (47.26%) CheckPoint
3 44 (30.14%) Microsoft
4 36 (24.66%) VMware
4 36 (24.66%) F5
5 27 (18.49%) Juniper
6 24 (16.44%) Riverbed
7 23 (15.75%) Citrix
8 18 (12.33%) Blue Coat
9 16 (10.96%) BT
10 14 (9.59%) Websense
11 13 (8.90%) SolarWinds
12 10 (6.85%) Veeam
13 8 (5.48%) Aruba
14 7 (4.79%) Mitel
15 6 (4.11%) McAfee
15 6 (4.11%) SonicWALL
15 6 (4.11%) Lumension
15 6 (4.11%) Neolane
16 5 (3.42%) ExactTarget
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
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Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Maidstone, Kent
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
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