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 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 39 71 45
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -26
Permanent jobs citing WAN 58 24 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 5.94% 2.24% 4.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.73% 11.76% 20.79%
Number of salaries quoted 51 21 36
Average salary £47,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £21,500 £26,375
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -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
217 204 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 22.21% 19.07% 22.39%
Number of salaries quoted 183 172 155
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £23,650 £28,650
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 15 September 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 15 September 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 +10 14 £42,500 +9.67% 1
Dartford -3 5 £37,250 -44.81%
Tunbridge Wells - 4 £50,000 -
Dover - 2 £62,500 - 1
West Malling +5 1 £35,000 +27.27% 1
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 15 September 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.

1 129 (87.16%) LAN
2 114 (77.03%) Cisco
3 103 (69.59%) Firewall
4 92 (62.16%) Cisco Certification
5 76 (51.35%) Windows
6 68 (45.95%) CheckPoint
7 58 (39.19%) ITIL
8 53 (35.81%) CCNA
9 49 (33.11%) CCNP
10 48 (32.43%) Microsoft
11 44 (29.73%) Active Directory
12 41 (27.70%) MS Exchange
13 38 (25.68%) VMware
14 37 (25.00%) F5
15 35 (23.65%) MS Excel
16 34 (22.97%) Wireless
17 32 (21.62%) Network Management
18 31 (20.95%) MS Office
19 29 (19.59%) Juniper
20 28 (18.92%) Finance
21 26 (17.57%) Change Control
22 25 (16.89%) Riverbed
23 24 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
23 24 (16.22%) Telecoms
23 24 (16.22%) DNS
24 23 (15.54%) Linux
24 23 (15.54%) Citrix
25 22 (14.86%) PRINCE2
25 22 (14.86%) DHCP
25 22 (14.86%) CCSA

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 41 (27.70%) MS Exchange
2 20 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (8.11%) IIS
4 11 (7.43%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (4.73%) Tomcat
7 5 (3.38%) SharePoint
8 4 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (2.03%) Apache
10 2 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 35 (23.65%) MS Excel
2 31 (20.95%) MS Office
3 5 (3.38%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 2 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 129 (87.16%) LAN
2 103 (69.59%) Firewall
3 34 (22.97%) Wireless
4 24 (16.22%) DNS
5 22 (14.86%) DHCP
5 22 (14.86%) Cisco ASA
6 21 (14.19%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 21 (14.19%) Network Security
7 19 (12.84%) IP Telephony
7 19 (12.84%) OSPF
7 19 (12.84%) BGP
7 19 (12.84%) TCP/IP
8 18 (12.16%) VoIP
8 18 (12.16%) MPLS
9 15 (10.14%) Cisco PIX
10 14 (9.46%) SAN
11 13 (8.78%) VPN
12 8 (5.41%) PBX
12 8 (5.41%) Internet
12 8 (5.41%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.46%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.03%) MySQL
3 3 (2.03%) Ingres
4 2 (1.35%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (2.03%) WebLOAD
General
1 28 (18.92%) Finance
2 24 (16.22%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.03%) Advertising
3 3 (2.03%) Law
3 3 (2.03%) Retail
3 3 (2.03%) Marketing
4 2 (1.35%) Banking
4 2 (1.35%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.35%) Local Government
4 2 (1.35%) Legal
4 2 (1.35%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.35%) Electronics
5 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 46 (31.08%) Network Engineer
2 22 (14.86%) Senior Network Engineer
3 16 (10.81%) Security Engineer
4 15 (10.14%) Consultant
5 14 (9.46%) Analyst
5 14 (9.46%) 3rd Line Support
6 13 (8.78%) Support Engineer
7 11 (7.43%) Support Analyst
7 11 (7.43%) Infrastructure Manager
8 10 (6.76%) Escalation Engineer
9 9 (6.08%) Security Specialist
9 9 (6.08%) Network Consultant
10 8 (5.41%) Administrator
11 7 (4.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (4.73%) Technical Consultant
11 7 (4.73%) Network Security Engineer
11 7 (4.73%) Network Support
11 7 (4.73%) Infrastructure Specialist
11 7 (4.73%) Network Specialist
11 7 (4.73%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.68%) CSS
1 1 (0.68%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.84%) Firmware
2 7 (4.73%) Statistics
3 6 (4.05%) Clustering
4 4 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.70%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.35%) DTV
5 2 (1.35%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.35%) Social Media
6 1 (0.68%) iPad
6 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.68%) iPhone
6 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.68%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 76 (51.35%) Windows
2 24 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (15.54%) Linux
4 14 (9.46%) Windows 7
5 11 (7.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (5.41%) Windows XP
7 5 (3.38%) Windows 8
7 5 (3.38%) CentOS
8 4 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.03%) Solaris
9 3 (2.03%) VMS
9 3 (2.03%) OS/400
9 3 (2.03%) UNIX
10 2 (1.35%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.35%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.68%) Android
11 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (39.19%) ITIL
2 32 (21.62%) Network Management
3 26 (17.57%) Change Control
4 22 (14.86%) PRINCE2
5 18 (12.16%) Service Management
6 17 (11.49%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (11.49%) Network Design
6 17 (11.49%) Release Management
7 16 (10.81%) Service Delivery
7 16 (10.81%) Disaster Recovery
7 16 (10.81%) Project Management
8 13 (8.78%) Load Balancing
8 13 (8.78%) Supplier Management
9 7 (4.73%) Risk Management
9 7 (4.73%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (4.73%) PRINCE
9 7 (4.73%) Business Continuity
9 7 (4.73%) Capacity Management
9 7 (4.73%) WAN Optimisation
9 7 (4.73%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.73%) C
2 6 (4.05%) SQL
2 6 (4.05%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.38%) Ruby
4 4 (2.70%) Python
4 4 (2.70%) Perl
5 3 (2.03%) VB
5 3 (2.03%) Java
6 1 (0.68%) VBScript
6 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 92 (62.16%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (35.81%) CCNA
3 49 (33.11%) CCNP
4 22 (14.86%) CCSA
5 20 (13.51%) CCSE
5 20 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (12.84%) JNCIS
7 17 (11.49%) MCSE
8 13 (8.78%) Degree
9 10 (6.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (4.73%) Security Cleared
11 6 (4.05%) SC Cleared
11 6 (4.05%) MCSA
11 6 (4.05%) MCP
11 6 (4.05%) A+ Certification
12 5 (3.38%) CCDP
12 5 (3.38%) MCITP
13 4 (2.70%) Network+ Certification
14 3 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (2.03%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.38%) QA
2 5 (3.38%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.70%) COBIT
3 4 (2.70%) SLA
4 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 44 (29.73%) Active Directory
2 17 (11.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (10.14%) XenApp
4 13 (8.78%) vSphere
5 9 (6.08%) XenDesktop
6 5 (3.38%) ISA Server
7 4 (2.70%) ProxySG
8 2 (1.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (6.08%) SolarWinds Orion
2 7 (4.73%) Backup Exec
3 6 (4.05%) Foglight
4 5 (3.38%) SCCM
5 4 (2.70%) ZABBIX
6 3 (2.03%) SCOM
6 3 (2.03%) Puppet
7 2 (1.35%) Nagios
8 1 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.68%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 114 (77.03%) Cisco
2 68 (45.95%) CheckPoint
3 48 (32.43%) Microsoft
4 38 (25.68%) VMware
5 37 (25.00%) F5
6 29 (19.59%) Juniper
7 25 (16.89%) Riverbed
8 23 (15.54%) Citrix
9 19 (12.84%) Blue Coat
10 16 (10.81%) Websense
11 15 (10.14%) BT
12 13 (8.78%) SolarWinds
13 9 (6.08%) Aruba
14 7 (4.73%) Veeam
14 7 (4.73%) Mitel
15 6 (4.05%) SonicWALL
15 6 (4.05%) Lumension
15 6 (4.05%) McAfee
16 5 (3.38%) Red Hat
16 5 (3.38%) HP
Kent
ComputAppoint
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Ashford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Many benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent/Surrey
Church International
Salary: Upon application
Posted: 4 days ago
Dover, Kent
People Source Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Comtecs
Salary: £13500 - £14000 Per Annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Gillingham, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West Malling
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Elliott James consulting
Salary: £45,000 - £60,000 per year
Posted: 11 days ago
Kent
EVAK Technologies Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago