The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Maidstone region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 8 34 18
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -16
Permanent jobs citing WAN 21 8 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidstone 17.50% 4.35% 4.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 38.18% 47.06% 13.04%
Number of salaries quoted 21 8 3
Average salary £42,500 £32,750 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.77% -22.02%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,690 £23,000 £34,400
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,500 £42,400
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.31% +1.33%
WAN
Kent

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Maidstone region.

Communications & Networking Category
Maidstone
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
55 17 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidstone 45.83% 9.24% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 52 16 23
Average salary £41,500 £32,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.69% -23.52%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Maidstone

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WAN across the Maidstone region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Maidstone

WAN
Salary Trend in Maidstone

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WAN across the Maidstone region.

WAN Salary Trend in Maidstone

WAN
Salary Histogram in Maidstone

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAN across the Maidstone region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Maidstone

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Maidstone

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Maidstone 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 34 (100.00%) Cisco
2 27 (79.41%) Firewall
3 26 (76.47%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (73.53%) LAN
5 23 (67.65%) CCNP
5 23 (67.65%) CheckPoint
6 17 (50.00%) Linux
7 16 (47.06%) F5
8 15 (44.12%) Juniper
9 13 (38.24%) CCNA
9 13 (38.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 12 (35.29%) Network Monitoring
10 12 (35.29%) MPLS
10 12 (35.29%) DNS
10 12 (35.29%) DHCP
11 11 (32.35%) Windows
11 11 (32.35%) Blue Coat
11 11 (32.35%) Network Security
11 11 (32.35%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (29.41%) SonicWALL
12 10 (29.41%) VoIP
12 10 (29.41%) Websense
13 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
14 8 (23.53%) Windows XP
14 8 (23.53%) MS Excel
14 8 (23.53%) MS Office
14 8 (23.53%) McAfee
14 8 (23.53%) JNCIS
14 8 (23.53%) VLAN
14 8 (23.53%) Windows 7

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Maidstone by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Maidstone 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.

Applications
1 8 (23.53%) MS Excel
1 8 (23.53%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 27 (79.41%) Firewall
2 25 (73.53%) LAN
3 13 (38.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 12 (35.29%) MPLS
4 12 (35.29%) DNS
4 12 (35.29%) DHCP
5 11 (32.35%) Network Security
5 11 (32.35%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (29.41%) VoIP
7 8 (23.53%) VLAN
8 7 (20.59%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 6 (17.65%) Wireless
9 6 (17.65%) BGP
9 6 (17.65%) OSPF
10 4 (11.76%) TCP/IP
10 4 (11.76%) Unified Communications
10 4 (11.76%) Structured Cabling
11 3 (8.82%) RIP
12 2 (5.88%) Cisco PIX
13 1 (2.94%) VPN
General
1 6 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (82.35%) Network Engineer
2 11 (32.35%) Deployment Engineer
3 8 (23.53%) Security Engineer
4 6 (17.65%) Senior Network Engineer
4 6 (17.65%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Network Support
5 3 (8.82%) Network Support Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) NOC Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Network Security Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (2.94%) Security Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) Network Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) Escalation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Open Source
2 4 (11.76%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (5.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (50.00%) Linux
2 11 (32.35%) Windows
3 8 (23.53%) Windows XP
3 8 (23.53%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (35.29%) Network Monitoring
2 8 (23.53%) Migration
3 3 (8.82%) Network Design
4 2 (5.88%) CRM
4 2 (5.88%) Change Management
4 2 (5.88%) Network Management
5 1 (2.94%) Information Security
5 1 (2.94%) ITIL
5 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.94%) PRINCE
Qualifications
1 26 (76.47%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (67.65%) CCNP
3 13 (38.24%) CCNA
4 8 (23.53%) JNCIS
4 8 (23.53%) CCSE
5 5 (14.71%) CCSP
6 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) SLA
1 2 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 34 (100.00%) Cisco
2 23 (67.65%) CheckPoint
3 16 (47.06%) F5
4 15 (44.12%) Juniper
5 11 (32.35%) Blue Coat
6 10 (29.41%) SonicWALL
6 10 (29.41%) Websense
7 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
8 8 (23.53%) McAfee
9 7 (20.59%) Aruba
9 7 (20.59%) Lumension
10 6 (17.65%) Riverbed
11 4 (11.76%) HP
12 2 (5.88%) LANDesk