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

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 12 39 25
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -14
Permanent jobs citing WAN 12 14 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidstone 14.29% 5.49% 2.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 37.50% 82.35% 15.38%
Number of salaries quoted 12 14 2
Average salary £47,500 £35,000 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.71% +3.70%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
32 17 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidstone 38.10% 6.67% 15.48%
Number of salaries quoted 30 17 13
Average salary £47,000 £25,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+88.00% -41.17%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 March 2015.

WAN Salary Histogram in Maidstone

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Maidstone

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 30 (100.00%) Cisco
2 23 (76.67%) LAN
3 22 (73.33%) Firewall
3 22 (73.33%) CheckPoint
3 22 (73.33%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (60.00%) CCNA
5 17 (56.67%) CCNP
5 17 (56.67%) MPLS
6 16 (53.33%) DNS
6 16 (53.33%) DHCP
6 16 (53.33%) Network Monitoring
7 15 (50.00%) Linux
8 11 (36.67%) Juniper
8 11 (36.67%) Migration
8 11 (36.67%) VLAN
8 11 (36.67%) Open Source
9 8 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (23.33%) F5
10 7 (23.33%) VoIP
11 6 (20.00%) Windows
11 6 (20.00%) BGP
11 6 (20.00%) OSPF
11 6 (20.00%) Blue Coat
12 5 (16.67%) HP
12 5 (16.67%) SonicWALL
12 5 (16.67%) Network Security
12 5 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (16.67%) Structured Cabling
12 5 (16.67%) Unified Communications
12 5 (16.67%) Websense

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Maidstone by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 3 (10.00%) MS Office
1 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 23 (76.67%) LAN
2 22 (73.33%) Firewall
3 17 (56.67%) MPLS
4 16 (53.33%) DNS
4 16 (53.33%) DHCP
5 11 (36.67%) VLAN
6 8 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (23.33%) VoIP
8 6 (20.00%) OSPF
8 6 (20.00%) BGP
9 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
9 5 (16.67%) Unified Communications
9 5 (16.67%) Network Security
9 5 (16.67%) Structured Cabling
10 4 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 2 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 2 (6.67%) Wireless
12 1 (3.33%) RIP
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (86.67%) Network Engineer
2 15 (50.00%) Deployment Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) NOC Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Network Support
3 3 (10.00%) Security Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Escalation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (36.67%) Open Source
2 5 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (6.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (50.00%) Linux
2 6 (20.00%) Windows
3 3 (10.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (53.33%) Network Monitoring
2 11 (36.67%) Migration
3 3 (10.00%) Network Management
4 1 (3.33%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 22 (73.33%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (60.00%) CCNA
3 17 (56.67%) CCNP
4 2 (6.67%) CCSP
4 2 (6.67%) CCSE
4 2 (6.67%) JNCIS
5 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 30 (100.00%) Cisco
2 22 (73.33%) CheckPoint
3 11 (36.67%) Juniper
4 7 (23.33%) F5
5 6 (20.00%) Blue Coat
6 5 (16.67%) HP
6 5 (16.67%) SonicWALL
6 5 (16.67%) Websense
7 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
8 3 (10.00%) LANDesk
8 3 (10.00%) McAfee
9 2 (6.67%) Riverbed
9 2 (6.67%) Aruba
9 2 (6.67%) Lumension