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

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 16 41 24
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -17
Permanent jobs citing WAN 9 12 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidstone 10.47% 4.82% 4.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.03% 66.67% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 9 12 4
Average salary £47,500 £35,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.71% +1.44%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -
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
31 18 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidstone 36.05% 7.23% 17.39%
Number of salaries quoted 29 18 15
Average salary £35,000 £25,000 £35,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.00% -30.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £19,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 17 April 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Maidstone

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Maidstone

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 27 (100.00%) Cisco
2 21 (77.78%) Firewall
3 20 (74.07%) CheckPoint
3 20 (74.07%) LAN
4 19 (70.37%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (59.26%) MPLS
5 16 (59.26%) DHCP
5 16 (59.26%) DNS
5 16 (59.26%) CCNA
5 16 (59.26%) Network Monitoring
6 14 (51.85%) CCNP
7 13 (48.15%) Linux
8 11 (40.74%) Migration
8 11 (40.74%) VLAN
8 11 (40.74%) Open Source
9 9 (33.33%) Juniper
10 7 (25.93%) VoIP
11 6 (22.22%) BGP
11 6 (22.22%) OSPF
11 6 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (22.22%) F5
12 5 (18.52%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (18.52%) Unified Communications
12 5 (18.52%) Structured Cabling
12 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
12 5 (18.52%) HP
13 4 (14.81%) Windows
13 4 (14.81%) Websense
13 4 (14.81%) SonicWALL
13 4 (14.81%) Network Security

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Maidstone by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 1 (3.70%) MS Office
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 21 (77.78%) Firewall
2 20 (74.07%) LAN
3 16 (59.26%) DHCP
3 16 (59.26%) DNS
3 16 (59.26%) MPLS
4 11 (40.74%) VLAN
5 7 (25.93%) VoIP
6 6 (22.22%) OSPF
6 6 (22.22%) BGP
6 6 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (18.52%) Unified Communications
7 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
7 5 (18.52%) Structured Cabling
8 4 (14.81%) Network Security
9 3 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 2 (7.41%) Wireless
11 1 (3.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 1 (3.70%) RIP
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (85.19%) Network Engineer
2 15 (55.56%) Deployment Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) NOC Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Network Support
4 2 (7.41%) Security Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Escalation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (40.74%) Open Source
2 5 (18.52%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (7.41%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (48.15%) Linux
2 4 (14.81%) Windows
3 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) Network Monitoring
2 11 (40.74%) Migration
3 3 (11.11%) Network Management
4 1 (3.70%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 19 (70.37%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (59.26%) CCNA
3 14 (51.85%) CCNP
4 1 (3.70%) CCSP
4 1 (3.70%) CCSE
4 1 (3.70%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) SLA
Vendors
1 27 (100.00%) Cisco
2 20 (74.07%) CheckPoint
3 9 (33.33%) Juniper
4 6 (22.22%) F5
5 5 (18.52%) HP
6 4 (14.81%) Websense
6 4 (14.81%) Blue Coat
6 4 (14.81%) SonicWALL
7 3 (11.11%) LANDesk
8 2 (7.41%) Riverbed
9 1 (3.70%) Aruba
9 1 (3.70%) Lumension
9 1 (3.70%) McAfee
9 1 (3.70%) Microsoft