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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 79 35 74
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +39
Permanent jobs citing WAN 20 71 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.80% 6.22% 2.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.62% 31.42% 7.89%
Number of salaries quoted 16 66 19
Average salary £38,750 £41,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.06% +26.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,375 £29,550 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,750 £55,750 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +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
208 226 279
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 18.74% 19.81% 25.95%
Number of salaries quoted 194 202 241
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 July 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 3 July 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
Tonbridge -5 3 £26,000 -38.82%
Maidstone -11 2 £24,250 -42.94%
Tunbridge Wells -22 2 £23,000 - 1
Chatham - 2 £53,750 -
Dartford -6 1 £32,500 -27.77%
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 57 (86.36%) LAN
2 50 (75.76%) Cisco
2 50 (75.76%) Firewall
3 36 (54.55%) CheckPoint
4 35 (53.03%) DNS
5 34 (51.52%) Cisco Certification
6 32 (48.48%) DHCP
6 32 (48.48%) CCNA
7 26 (39.39%) TCP/IP
8 24 (36.36%) MPLS
8 24 (36.36%) VMware
8 24 (36.36%) Network Monitoring
9 23 (34.85%) Active Directory
9 23 (34.85%) Linux
10 20 (30.30%) Windows
10 20 (30.30%) CCNP
11 18 (27.27%) HP
11 18 (27.27%) Data Centre
12 17 (25.76%) Microsoft
12 17 (25.76%) VLAN
13 16 (24.24%) Migration
13 16 (24.24%) Citrix
13 16 (24.24%) Open Source
14 15 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
15 11 (16.67%) Advertising
15 11 (16.67%) SCCM
15 11 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
15 11 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
16 10 (15.15%) PCI DSS
16 10 (15.15%) MCSE

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 5 (7.58%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.55%) IIS
3 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (10.61%) MS Office
1 7 (10.61%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) JDE OneWorld
Communications & Networking
1 57 (86.36%) LAN
2 50 (75.76%) Firewall
3 35 (53.03%) DNS
4 32 (48.48%) DHCP
5 26 (39.39%) TCP/IP
6 24 (36.36%) MPLS
7 17 (25.76%) VLAN
8 11 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (13.64%) Network Security
10 8 (12.12%) VoIP
11 7 (10.61%) VPN
11 7 (10.61%) Internet
11 7 (10.61%) Structured Cabling
12 6 (9.09%) SAN
13 5 (7.58%) IPsec
13 5 (7.58%) Unified Communications
14 4 (6.06%) IPv6
14 4 (6.06%) OSPF
14 4 (6.06%) BGP
15 3 (4.55%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.55%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (16.67%) Advertising
2 9 (13.64%) Finance
3 2 (3.03%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (45.45%) Network Engineer
2 9 (13.64%) Support Engineer
2 9 (13.64%) Cisco Engineer
2 9 (13.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 9 (13.64%) Deployment Engineer
3 8 (12.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (10.61%) Network Consultant
4 7 (10.61%) Consultant
4 7 (10.61%) NOC Engineer
4 7 (10.61%) Cisco Consultant
4 7 (10.61%) Cisco Network Consultant
5 6 (9.09%) Analyst
6 5 (7.58%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (6.06%) Security Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Security Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Network Support
7 4 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Security Specialist
8 3 (4.55%) IT Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 18 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.58%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (6.06%) NHS
4 3 (4.55%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 23 (34.85%) Linux
2 20 (30.30%) Windows
3 7 (10.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (7.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (4.55%) Windows 7
6 3 (4.55%) UNIX
7 2 (3.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (36.36%) Network Monitoring
2 16 (24.24%) Migration
2 16 (24.24%) Open Source
3 9 (13.64%) SIEM
4 6 (9.09%) Incident Management
4 6 (9.09%) Information Security
4 6 (9.09%) Data Security
4 6 (9.09%) ITIL
5 5 (7.58%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (7.58%) WAN Optimisation
6 4 (6.06%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (6.06%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (6.06%) Service Delivery
6 4 (6.06%) Security Management
7 3 (4.55%) Change Management
7 3 (4.55%) Network Management
7 3 (4.55%) Server Hardening
7 3 (4.55%) Data Protection
7 3 (4.55%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (3.03%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.58%) SQL
2 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 34 (51.52%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (48.48%) CCNA
3 20 (30.30%) CCNP
4 15 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (15.15%) MCSE
6 9 (13.64%) CCSA
7 8 (12.12%) CISSP
8 6 (9.09%) CISM
8 6 (9.09%) MCSA
9 4 (6.06%) CCDA
9 4 (6.06%) Network+ Certification
9 4 (6.06%) CCSE
10 2 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (3.03%) SC Cleared
10 2 (3.03%) Security Cleared
10 2 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.52%) MCP
11 1 (1.52%) MCTS
11 1 (1.52%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.15%) PCI DSS
2 7 (10.61%) SLA
3 6 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 23 (34.85%) Active Directory
2 11 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (13.64%) vSphere
4 5 (7.58%) XenApp
5 3 (4.55%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.52%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 11 (16.67%) SCCM
2 5 (7.58%) HP SIM
3 2 (3.03%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (3.03%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (1.52%) Nessus
4 1 (1.52%) OpenView
Vendors
1 50 (75.76%) Cisco
2 36 (54.55%) CheckPoint
3 24 (36.36%) VMware
4 18 (27.27%) HP
5 17 (25.76%) Microsoft
6 16 (24.24%) Citrix
7 9 (13.64%) Splunk
8 6 (9.09%) SolarWinds
8 6 (9.09%) Juniper
9 4 (6.06%) Websense
9 4 (6.06%) LogRhythm
10 3 (4.55%) F5
10 3 (4.55%) LANDesk
11 2 (3.03%) Riverbed
12 1 (1.52%) SAP
12 1 (1.52%) Infoblox
12 1 (1.52%) 3PAR
12 1 (1.52%) WatchGuard
12 1 (1.52%) SonicWALL
12 1 (1.52%) Mitel
Kent
Maidstone And Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Salary: Band 6 £26,041 to £34,876
Posted: Yesterday
Tunbridge Wells
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago