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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 37 76 40
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -36
Permanent jobs citing WAN 66 23 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 6.49% 1.96% 5.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.39% 11.50% 21.24%
Number of salaries quoted 60 21 36
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,450 £22,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,750 £72,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.89%
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
241 200 193
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 23.70% 17.01% 24.84%
Number of salaries quoted 205 174 168
Average salary £46,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.23% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £22,500 £25,600
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +21 14 £42,500 +9.67%
Tunbridge Wells +32 4 £50,000 +122.22%
Dover - 4 £62,500 -
Dartford +1 2 £35,000 -48.14% 1
West Malling - 2 £38,750 - 2
Chatham +7 1 £24,000 -
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 114 (87.02%) LAN
2 93 (70.99%) Cisco
3 88 (67.18%) Firewall
4 83 (63.36%) Windows
5 76 (58.02%) Cisco Certification
6 62 (47.33%) Microsoft
7 53 (40.46%) CheckPoint
8 48 (36.64%) CCNP
9 45 (34.35%) Active Directory
9 45 (34.35%) VMware
10 43 (32.82%) ITIL
11 40 (30.53%) MS Office
12 39 (29.77%) MS Exchange
13 38 (29.01%) MS Excel
14 36 (27.48%) CCNA
15 34 (25.95%) F5
16 33 (25.19%) Finance
17 30 (22.90%) Windows Server 2008
18 29 (22.14%) Juniper
19 27 (20.61%) Linux
19 27 (20.61%) Cisco ASA
20 26 (19.85%) DNS
21 24 (18.32%) DHCP
21 24 (18.32%) Wireless
21 24 (18.32%) CCSE
22 23 (17.56%) Blue Coat
22 23 (17.56%) JNCIS
23 22 (16.79%) VMware Infrastructure
23 22 (16.79%) Windows 7
23 22 (16.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 39 (29.77%) MS Exchange
2 18 (13.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (9.16%) IIS
4 10 (7.63%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (6.87%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (5.34%) Tomcat
7 4 (3.05%) SharePoint
8 3 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (2.29%) JBoss
8 3 (2.29%) Apache
8 3 (2.29%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.76%) CMS
10 1 (0.76%) Lync
Applications
1 40 (30.53%) MS Office
2 38 (29.01%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.05%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 3 (2.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.82%) Office 365
2 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 114 (87.02%) LAN
2 88 (67.18%) Firewall
3 27 (20.61%) Cisco ASA
4 26 (19.85%) DNS
5 24 (18.32%) DHCP
5 24 (18.32%) Wireless
6 22 (16.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 21 (16.03%) Network Security
8 20 (15.27%) TCP/IP
9 19 (14.50%) IP Telephony
10 16 (12.21%) VoIP
11 15 (11.45%) VPN
11 15 (11.45%) BGP
11 15 (11.45%) MPLS
11 15 (11.45%) OSPF
11 15 (11.45%) Cisco PIX
12 14 (10.69%) SAN
13 9 (6.87%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 9 (6.87%) VLAN
14 8 (6.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.45%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.05%) MySQL
3 3 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.29%) Ingres
4 2 (1.53%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (4.58%) AdminStudio
2 3 (2.29%) WebLOAD
General
1 33 (25.19%) Finance
2 15 (11.45%) Telecoms
3 8 (6.11%) Banking
4 4 (3.05%) Marketing
4 4 (3.05%) Retail
4 4 (3.05%) Advertising
5 3 (2.29%) Electronics
5 3 (2.29%) Law
5 3 (2.29%) Legal
5 3 (2.29%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.53%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.53%) Local Government
7 1 (0.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 27 (20.61%) Network Engineer
2 20 (15.27%) Security Engineer
3 15 (11.45%) 3rd Line Support
4 14 (10.69%) Senior Network Engineer
4 14 (10.69%) Consultant
5 12 (9.16%) Analyst
6 11 (8.40%) Escalation Engineer
7 10 (7.63%) Network Security Engineer
8 9 (6.87%) Security Specialist
8 9 (6.87%) Support Analyst
8 9 (6.87%) Network Consultant
9 8 (6.11%) Administrator
9 8 (6.11%) Support Engineer
9 8 (6.11%) Infrastructure Manager
9 8 (6.11%) Head of Infrastructure
9 8 (6.11%) IT Support
10 7 (5.34%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 7 (5.34%) Network Specialist
10 7 (5.34%) Network Security Specialist
10 7 (5.34%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.58%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.76%) CSS
2 1 (0.76%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.34%) Statistics
2 4 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.29%) Clustering
3 3 (2.29%) DTV
3 3 (2.29%) Social Media
4 2 (1.53%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.53%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.76%) Replication
5 1 (0.76%) iPhone
5 1 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.76%) AS400
5 1 (0.76%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.76%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 83 (63.36%) Windows
2 30 (22.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (20.61%) Linux
4 22 (16.79%) Windows 7
5 11 (8.40%) Windows XP
6 10 (7.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (3.82%) CentOS
8 4 (3.05%) Apple iOS
8 4 (3.05%) VMS
8 4 (3.05%) UNIX
8 4 (3.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (3.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.29%) Solaris
9 3 (2.29%) OS/400
9 3 (2.29%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.53%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.76%) Android
11 1 (0.76%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (32.82%) ITIL
2 18 (13.74%) Service Management
3 17 (12.98%) Stakeholder Management
3 17 (12.98%) Release Management
3 17 (12.98%) Network Management
4 14 (10.69%) Service Delivery
5 13 (9.92%) PRINCE2
6 12 (9.16%) Disaster Recovery
6 12 (9.16%) Supplier Management
7 11 (8.40%) Change Control
8 10 (7.63%) Change Management
8 10 (7.63%) Network Design
9 8 (6.11%) PRINCE
9 8 (6.11%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (6.11%) Capacity Management
10 7 (5.34%) WAN Optimisation
10 7 (5.34%) Line Management
10 7 (5.34%) Risk Management
10 7 (5.34%) Load Balancing
10 7 (5.34%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.16%) SQL
1 12 (9.16%) PowerShell
2 7 (5.34%) VBScript
2 7 (5.34%) C
3 5 (3.82%) Ruby
4 4 (3.05%) Perl
4 4 (3.05%) Python
5 3 (2.29%) Java
5 3 (2.29%) VB
6 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 76 (58.02%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (36.64%) CCNP
3 36 (27.48%) CCNA
4 24 (18.32%) CCSE
5 23 (17.56%) JNCIS
6 15 (11.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (8.40%) CCSA
8 10 (7.63%) MCSE
9 9 (6.87%) Degree
10 6 (4.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (3.82%) CCDP
12 4 (3.05%) CCSP
13 3 (2.29%) A+ Certification
13 3 (2.29%) MCP
13 3 (2.29%) CCIE
13 3 (2.29%) CISSP
13 3 (2.29%) CCDA
14 2 (1.53%) MCSA
14 2 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (1.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (4.58%) PCI DSS
3 5 (3.82%) COBIT
4 4 (3.05%) SLA
4 4 (3.05%) QA
5 1 (0.76%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 45 (34.35%) Active Directory
2 22 (16.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (12.98%) XenApp
4 15 (11.45%) vSphere
5 12 (9.16%) XenDesktop
6 9 (6.87%) Firmware
7 6 (4.58%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (3.82%) ISA Server
9 4 (3.05%) ProxySG
10 3 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (1.53%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (6.87%) SCCM
2 6 (4.58%) WSUS
3 5 (3.82%) SolarWinds Orion
4 3 (2.29%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.29%) ZABBIX
4 3 (2.29%) Puppet
5 2 (1.53%) Nagios
5 2 (1.53%) Foglight
6 1 (0.76%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.76%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 93 (70.99%) Cisco
2 62 (47.33%) Microsoft
3 53 (40.46%) CheckPoint
4 45 (34.35%) VMware
5 34 (25.95%) F5
6 29 (22.14%) Juniper
7 23 (17.56%) Blue Coat
8 21 (16.03%) Citrix
9 19 (14.50%) Websense
9 19 (14.50%) Riverbed
10 12 (9.16%) Aruba
11 10 (7.63%) McAfee
12 9 (6.87%) Lumension
12 9 (6.87%) SolarWinds
12 9 (6.87%) SonicWALL
13 7 (5.34%) Mitel
13 7 (5.34%) Wyse
13 7 (5.34%) HP
14 6 (4.58%) Apple
15 5 (3.82%) BT
West Malling, Kent
Capita
Posted: 2 days ago
West Malling
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Dartford
Sovereign Business Resources
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Kent
Venn Group - UK
Salary: 21000-25000 Per Annum
Posted: 17 days ago