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

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 83 39 71
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +32
Permanent jobs citing WAN 19 60 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.76% 6.02% 2.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.84% 26.91% 11.93%
Number of salaries quoted 15 51 23
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,200 £32,500 £21,900
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £60,000 £64,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +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
193 223 218
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 17.92% 22.37% 19.76%
Number of salaries quoted 180 179 190
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,250 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 September 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 September 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
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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 -6 6 £40,000 -3.03%
Dartford -3 1 £22,500 -40.00% 1
Tunbridge Wells -34 1 £13,750 -72.50% 1
Chatham - 1 £52,500 -
Sevenoaks - 1 £52,500 - 1
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 45 (97.83%) LAN
2 33 (71.74%) Cisco
3 30 (65.22%) Firewall
4 20 (43.48%) CheckPoint
5 19 (41.30%) DNS
6 18 (39.13%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (36.96%) DHCP
8 16 (34.78%) TCP/IP
9 15 (32.61%) Windows
9 15 (32.61%) CCNA
10 14 (30.43%) HP
11 13 (28.26%) Network Monitoring
12 12 (26.09%) Active Directory
12 12 (26.09%) MPLS
13 11 (23.91%) VMware
13 11 (23.91%) CCNP
13 11 (23.91%) Linux
13 11 (23.91%) Data Centre
14 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
14 9 (19.57%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (19.57%) Finance
15 8 (17.39%) CCSA
15 8 (17.39%) Citrix
15 8 (17.39%) MS Exchange
16 7 (15.22%) VoIP
16 7 (15.22%) Migration
16 7 (15.22%) Windows Server 2012
16 7 (15.22%) Open Source
16 7 (15.22%) VLAN
16 7 (15.22%) Cisco ASA

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (17.39%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.17%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.17%) WordPress
4 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.17%) CMS
4 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (10.87%) MS Office
2 4 (8.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.17%) SaaS
1 1 (2.17%) PaaS
1 1 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 45 (97.83%) LAN
2 30 (65.22%) Firewall
3 19 (41.30%) DNS
4 17 (36.96%) DHCP
5 16 (34.78%) TCP/IP
6 12 (26.09%) MPLS
7 7 (15.22%) VoIP
7 7 (15.22%) VLAN
7 7 (15.22%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (13.04%) Structured Cabling
9 5 (10.87%) Network Security
9 5 (10.87%) BGP
10 4 (8.70%) IPv6
10 4 (8.70%) SAN
10 4 (8.70%) Internet
10 4 (8.70%) Wireless
10 4 (8.70%) Unified Communications
11 3 (6.52%) EIGRP
11 3 (6.52%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (19.57%) Finance
2 6 (13.04%) Advertising
3 1 (2.17%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (41.30%) Network Engineer
2 9 (19.57%) Support Engineer
3 7 (15.22%) Cisco Engineer
3 7 (15.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 6 (13.04%) NOC Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) Security Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (10.87%) Network Consultant
5 5 (10.87%) Consultant
5 5 (10.87%) Cisco Consultant
5 5 (10.87%) Cisco Network Consultant
6 4 (8.70%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Network Support
7 3 (6.52%) Network Support Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Network Specialist
7 3 (6.52%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (6.52%) Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Escalation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.91%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.70%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (8.70%) NHS
3 1 (2.17%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.17%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (32.61%) Windows
2 11 (23.91%) Linux
3 7 (15.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (15.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.26%) Network Monitoring
2 7 (15.22%) Migration
2 7 (15.22%) Open Source
3 6 (13.04%) ITIL
4 4 (8.70%) SIEM
5 3 (6.52%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (6.52%) Load Balancing
6 2 (4.35%) Information Security
6 2 (4.35%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.35%) Network Design
6 2 (4.35%) Mentoring
6 2 (4.35%) Server Hardening
6 2 (4.35%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (4.35%) Network Management
6 2 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (2.17%) Software Deployment
7 1 (2.17%) Patch Management
7 1 (2.17%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (2.17%) Business Analysis
7 1 (2.17%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.17%) VBScript
1 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (39.13%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (32.61%) CCNA
3 11 (23.91%) CCNP
4 9 (19.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (17.39%) CCSA
6 6 (13.04%) MCSA
7 5 (10.87%) Network+ Certification
8 4 (8.70%) CCDA
9 3 (6.52%) MCP
9 3 (6.52%) MCSE
9 3 (6.52%) CCSE
9 3 (6.52%) MCITP
10 2 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (4.35%) MCTS
10 2 (4.35%) CISSP
10 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
10 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
11 1 (2.17%) A+ Certification
11 1 (2.17%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) SLA
1 4 (8.70%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (26.09%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.04%) vSphere
3 5 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.52%) XenApp
5 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (6.52%) HP SIM
2 3 (6.52%) SCCM
3 2 (4.35%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (2.17%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.17%) Nessus
4 1 (2.17%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 33 (71.74%) Cisco
2 20 (43.48%) CheckPoint
3 14 (30.43%) HP
4 11 (23.91%) VMware
5 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
6 8 (17.39%) Citrix
7 5 (10.87%) Juniper
8 4 (8.70%) Websense
8 4 (8.70%) SolarWinds
8 4 (8.70%) F5
8 4 (8.70%) Splunk
9 3 (6.52%) LogRhythm
9 3 (6.52%) Riverbed
10 2 (4.35%) Blue Coat
10 2 (4.35%) LANDesk
10 2 (4.35%) Avaya
11 1 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (2.17%) McAfee
11 1 (2.17%) Mitel
Dartford, Kent
ninesharp
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Sevenoaks
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Package
Posted: 27 days ago