The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK
Rank 121 92 92
Rank change year-on-year
-29 0
Permanent jobs citing WAN 2091 3119 3339
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.48% 3.05% 3.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.36% 17.80% 17.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1653 2679 2805
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
13616 17522 19424
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.16% 17.15% 18.18%
Number of salaries quoted 11135 14565 15686
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing WAN as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WAN
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WAN within the UK.

WAN Salary Trend in the UK

WAN
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAN over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 within the UK.

WAN Salary Histogram in the UK

WAN
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the UK over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -27 1974 £42,925 -4.61% 248
London -4 699 £55,000 +4.76% 86
South East -40 437 £41,500 -7.77% 45
East of England -31 169 £41,500 -2.35% 16
West Midlands -18 160 £40,000 -5.88% 37
South West -11 151 £30,000 -20.00% 11
North West -8 142 £40,000 +14.28% 33
Yorkshire +27 136 £35,000 -16.66% 12
City of London -8 103 £50,000 -9.09% 18
Surrey -24 97 £40,000 -11.11% 12
Manchester -23 94 £41,000 +9.33% 20
West Yorkshire +32 91 £37,500 -11.24% 7
Berkshire -63 89 £48,750 +2.63% 6
Hampshire -23 88 £45,000 -10.00% 10
Hertfordshire -27 84 £41,500 -2.35% 7
East Midlands +7 81 £44,000 +15.78% 8
Leeds +37 67 £35,000 -22.22% 3
Birmingham -32 55 £45,000 +5.88% 13
Bristol +30 53 £36,000 -10.55% 3
Wiltshire +14 49 £30,000 -11.76% 3
Scotland +2 48 £40,561 -6.75% 6
Basingstoke +7 37 £42,500 -5.55%
Kent +18 36 £43,000 -18.09% 3
East Sussex +18 35 £45,000 -35.71% 1
West Sussex +10 35 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Cambridgeshire +1 35 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Worcestershire 0 35 £39,000 -8.23%
Buckinghamshire +5 34 £31,500 -21.25% 8
Bedfordshire -5 34 £55,000 - 6
Wales +2 33 £40,000 -15.78% 4

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for WAN.

1 4134 (84.47%) LAN
2 2724 (55.66%) Cisco
3 2283 (46.65%) Firewall
4 1977 (40.40%) Windows
5 1758 (35.92%) Cisco Certification
6 1475 (30.14%) VMware
7 1442 (29.46%) Active Directory
8 1405 (28.71%) Microsoft
9 1158 (23.66%) CCNP
10 1153 (23.56%) VPN
11 1135 (23.19%) Data Centre
12 1094 (22.35%) Windows Server
13 1093 (22.33%) TCP/IP
14 1073 (21.92%) DNS
15 1049 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
16 999 (20.41%) ITIL
17 967 (19.76%) CCNA
18 929 (18.98%) MPLS
19 813 (16.61%) DHCP
20 784 (16.02%) Wireless
21 772 (15.77%) OSPF
22 759 (15.51%) BGP
23 748 (15.28%) Finance
24 727 (14.85%) Linux
25 718 (14.67%) Network Security
26 710 (14.51%) Juniper
27 690 (14.10%) VoIP
27 690 (14.10%) MS Exchange
28 635 (12.98%) SAN
29 614 (12.55%) Windows Server 2008

WAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 690 (14.10%) MS Exchange
2 267 (5.46%) IIS
3 245 (5.01%) Exchange Server 2010
4 184 (3.76%) Skype for Business
5 177 (3.62%) SharePoint
6 161 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2013
7 144 (2.94%) Apache
8 125 (2.55%) Tomcat
9 107 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2007
10 74 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2003
11 62 (1.27%) WebSphere
12 56 (1.14%) Oracle Coherence
13 46 (0.94%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 42 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 31 (0.63%) DataSynapse
16 25 (0.51%) WebLogic
17 24 (0.49%) IBM Notes
18 23 (0.47%) OpenStack
18 23 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
19 21 (0.43%) Confluence
Applications
1 550 (11.24%) MS Excel
2 439 (8.97%) MS Office
3 78 (1.59%) MS Visio
4 29 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (0.27%) MS Project
6 3 (0.061%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.041%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.020%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.020%) Houdini
8 1 (0.020%) Maya
8 1 (0.020%) NUKE
8 1 (0.020%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 31 (0.63%) RMDS
2 18 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 12 (0.25%) assyst
5 6 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.12%) Infor CRM
6 5 (0.10%) OpenText MBPM
6 5 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.10%) Visualfiles
7 3 (0.061%) Oracle CRM
7 3 (0.061%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.041%) Line 500
8 2 (0.041%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.041%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.041%) Sage 1000
9 1 (0.020%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.020%) GoldMine
9 1 (0.020%) Infor M3
9 1 (0.020%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.020%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 399 (8.15%) Office 365
2 273 (5.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 266 (5.44%) Amazon AWS
4 84 (1.72%) SaaS
5 69 (1.41%) IaaS
6 57 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
7 53 (1.08%) PaaS
8 23 (0.47%) Mimecast
9 21 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
10 18 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
11 15 (0.31%) Amazon S3
12 12 (0.25%) Slack
13 11 (0.22%) G Suite
14 10 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
15 7 (0.14%) IBM Cloud
15 7 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 6 (0.12%) GitHub
16 6 (0.12%) OneDrive
17 5 (0.10%) iPaaS
17 5 (0.10%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4134 (84.47%) LAN
2 2283 (46.65%) Firewall
3 1153 (23.56%) VPN
4 1093 (22.33%) TCP/IP
5 1073 (21.92%) DNS
6 929 (18.98%) MPLS
7 813 (16.61%) DHCP
8 784 (16.02%) Wireless
9 772 (15.77%) OSPF
10 759 (15.51%) BGP
11 718 (14.67%) Network Security
12 690 (14.10%) VoIP
13 635 (12.98%) SAN
14 605 (12.36%) VLAN
15 494 (10.09%) Cisco ASA
16 433 (8.85%) Cisco Nexus
17 394 (8.05%) Internet
18 374 (7.64%) Wi-Fi
19 364 (7.44%) WLAN
20 314 (6.42%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 499 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 89 (1.82%) MySQL
3 70 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 54 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
5 51 (1.04%) Hadoop
6 41 (0.84%) HBase
7 35 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
8 21 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
9 19 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
9 19 (0.39%) DB2
9 19 (0.39%) Oracle Database
10 16 (0.33%) OLAP
10 16 (0.33%) OLTP
10 16 (0.33%) Relational Database
11 15 (0.31%) NoSQL
11 15 (0.31%) Oracle OLAP
11 15 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
12 14 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
13 12 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 9 (0.18%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 44 (0.90%) Git (software)
2 37 (0.76%) JIRA
3 15 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
3 15 (0.31%) Subversion
4 11 (0.22%) Jenkins
4 11 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 6 (0.12%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.10%) Bugzilla
6 5 (0.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (0.061%) Maven
7 3 (0.061%) Travis CI
8 2 (0.041%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.041%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.020%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (0.020%) FogBugz
9 1 (0.020%) git-flow
9 1 (0.020%) Grunt
9 1 (0.020%) gulp
9 1 (0.020%) JMeter
9 1 (0.020%) webpack
General
1 748 (15.28%) Finance
2 610 (12.46%) Telecoms
3 199 (4.07%) Retail
4 106 (2.17%) Banking
5 91 (1.86%) Manufacturing
6 88 (1.80%) Legal
7 86 (1.76%) Marketing
8 44 (0.90%) Back Office
9 40 (0.82%) Investment Banking
10 32 (0.65%) Games
11 31 (0.63%) Financial Institution
11 31 (0.63%) Law
12 28 (0.57%) Publishing
13 27 (0.55%) Electronics
14 25 (0.51%) Spanish Language
15 22 (0.45%) French Language
16 19 (0.39%) Advertising
16 19 (0.39%) Billing
17 16 (0.33%) German Language
18 14 (0.29%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 1414 (28.89%) Network Engineer
2 584 (11.93%) Analyst
3 549 (11.22%) Support Engineer
4 408 (8.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 396 (8.09%) Cisco Engineer
6 392 (8.01%) Senior Network Engineer
7 385 (7.87%) Architect
8 355 (7.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 288 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 284 (5.80%) IT Support
11 268 (5.48%) Support Analyst
12 253 (5.17%) Administrator
13 236 (4.82%) IT Engineer
14 222 (4.54%) 2nd Line Support
15 203 (4.15%) Consultant
16 187 (3.82%) 3rd Line Support
17 173 (3.53%) Network Analyst
18 169 (3.45%) Infrastructure Support
18 169 (3.45%) Security Engineer
19 166 (3.39%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (2.60%) Web Services
2 109 (2.23%) 802.1X
3 87 (1.78%) Middleware
4 61 (1.25%) HTML
5 54 (1.10%) .NET
6 44 (0.90%) XML
7 34 (0.69%) XSLT
8 31 (0.63%) Rendezvous
8 31 (0.63%) Ultra Messaging
9 30 (0.61%) LAMP
10 14 (0.29%) Flash
11 13 (0.27%) REST
12 12 (0.25%) SAX
13 10 (0.20%) EDI
13 10 (0.20%) Regular Expression
13 10 (0.20%) Unreal Engine
14 9 (0.18%) CSS
15 7 (0.14%) MAPI
15 7 (0.14%) SOAP
16 6 (0.12%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1135 (23.19%) Data Centre
2 288 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 231 (4.72%) Driving Licence
4 170 (3.47%) Computer Science
5 160 (3.27%) Management Information System
6 113 (2.31%) Video Conferencing
7 85 (1.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 64 (1.31%) Blackberry
9 62 (1.27%) Public Cloud
10 61 (1.25%) NHS
11 54 (1.10%) PKI
12 53 (1.08%) Clustering
13 51 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
14 46 (0.94%) Client/Server
15 45 (0.92%) iPad
16 43 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
17 38 (0.78%) BYOD
18 36 (0.74%) Replication
19 32 (0.65%) Smartphone
20 31 (0.63%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 1977 (40.40%) Windows
2 1094 (22.35%) Windows Server
3 727 (14.85%) Linux
4 614 (12.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 554 (11.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 426 (8.70%) Windows 7
7 247 (5.05%) Unix
8 212 (4.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 200 (4.09%) Windows 8
10 196 (4.00%) Windows 10
11 117 (2.39%) Solaris
12 86 (1.76%) CentOS
13 84 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 60 (1.23%) Windows XP
15 58 (1.19%) Mac OS X
16 57 (1.16%) Android
17 52 (1.06%) Ubuntu
18 34 (0.69%) Apple iOS
19 23 (0.47%) Windows Vista
20 20 (0.41%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 999 (20.41%) ITIL
2 412 (8.42%) Network Design
3 357 (7.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 327 (6.68%) Presales
5 311 (6.35%) Project Management
6 304 (6.21%) Load Balancing
7 287 (5.86%) Network Management
8 268 (5.48%) Change Management
9 263 (5.37%) Service Management
10 238 (4.86%) Service Delivery
11 236 (4.82%) Network Monitoring
12 233 (4.76%) High Availability
12 233 (4.76%) Migration
13 227 (4.64%) Agile Software Development
14 222 (4.54%) Mentoring
15 212 (4.33%) PRINCE2
16 199 (4.07%) Problem Management
17 173 (3.53%) Continuous Improvement
18 157 (3.21%) Change Control
19 155 (3.17%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 386 (7.89%) SQL
2 194 (3.96%) PowerShell
3 125 (2.55%) Python
4 103 (2.10%) Bash Shell
5 92 (1.88%) Java
6 78 (1.59%) Perl
7 64 (1.31%) C
8 42 (0.86%) JavaScript
9 30 (0.61%) VB
10 26 (0.53%) PHP
10 26 (0.53%) Shell Script
11 22 (0.45%) C#
12 20 (0.41%) VBScript
13 18 (0.37%) Lua
14 14 (0.29%) T-SQL
15 13 (0.27%) Ruby
16 8 (0.16%) C++
17 7 (0.14%) VBA
18 5 (0.10%) COBOL
19 3 (0.061%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1758 (35.92%) Cisco Certification
2 1158 (23.66%) CCNP
3 967 (19.76%) CCNA
4 473 (9.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 471 (9.62%) Degree
6 342 (6.99%) CCIE
7 320 (6.54%) MCSE
8 230 (4.70%) Security Cleared
9 170 (3.47%) SC Cleared
10 168 (3.43%) MCSA
11 151 (3.09%) MCP
12 149 (3.04%) ITIL Certification
13 122 (2.49%) CCDP
14 97 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 85 (1.74%) MCITP
16 82 (1.68%) DV Cleared
17 80 (1.63%) CISSP
18 70 (1.43%) CCSA
19 66 (1.35%) CCSE
20 48 (0.98%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 343 (7.01%) SLA
2 125 (2.55%) PCI DSS
3 71 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 30 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 28 (0.57%) QA
6 9 (0.18%) ISO27002
7 8 (0.16%) PMBOK
8 7 (0.14%) JSP 440
9 5 (0.10%) COBIT
9 5 (0.10%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.041%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.041%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.041%) ISO22301
11 1 (0.020%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.020%) GPG13
11 1 (0.020%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.020%) SDET
11 1 (0.020%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 1442 (29.46%) Active Directory
2 1049 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 585 (11.95%) Hyper-V
4 181 (3.70%) vSphere
5 146 (2.98%) XenApp
6 112 (2.29%) VMware ESX
7 84 (1.72%) Virtual Servers
8 81 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
9 79 (1.61%) Xen
10 76 (1.55%) NFS
11 73 (1.49%) KVM
12 64 (1.31%) XenDesktop
13 58 (1.19%) Oracle RAC
13 58 (1.19%) SRDF
14 57 (1.16%) Terminal Services
15 52 (1.06%) XenServer
16 32 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
17 30 (0.61%) Firmware
18 26 (0.53%) ProxySG
19 25 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 223 (4.56%) SCCM
2 117 (2.39%) Puppet
3 116 (2.37%) Cisco CUCM
4 115 (2.35%) Cisco Prime
5 98 (2.00%) Nagios
6 92 (1.88%) SCOM
7 67 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
8 65 (1.33%) FortiGate
9 59 (1.21%) WSUS
10 45 (0.92%) Ansible
11 41 (0.84%) Cisco UCCX
12 38 (0.78%) Backup Exec
13 37 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
14 29 (0.59%) Juniper STRM
15 26 (0.53%) Cisco UCCE
16 23 (0.47%) ZABBIX
17 22 (0.45%) Nessus
17 22 (0.45%) SolarWinds Orion
18 20 (0.41%) vMotion
19 19 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 2724 (55.66%) Cisco
2 1475 (30.14%) VMware
3 1405 (28.71%) Microsoft
4 710 (14.51%) Juniper
5 591 (12.08%) CheckPoint
6 497 (10.16%) Citrix
7 454 (9.28%) F5
8 426 (8.70%) HP
9 352 (7.19%) Palo Alto
10 252 (5.15%) SolarWinds
11 243 (4.97%) NetApp
12 231 (4.72%) Avaya
13 220 (4.50%) Fortinet
14 216 (4.41%) Oracle
15 162 (3.31%) Riverbed
16 150 (3.06%) EMC
17 129 (2.64%) Dell
18 120 (2.45%) Mitel
19 112 (2.29%) Brocade
20 101 (2.06%) Apple
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Cloud Computing International
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Chertsey, Surrey
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Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Bonus, Pension and Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Westerham, Kent
Searchability
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
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Salary: c£70,000 plus 10% bonus
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Hereford, Herefordshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
Oscar
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Chassam Contract
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35k - £40k + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
South West London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Cadence Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Car + Commision
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Keystream Resources Limited
Salary: From £37,500 to £37,500 per annum NHS - Band 7 AfC + Inner London Wait
Posted: 10 hours ago
Chertsey, Surrey
Synergize Consulting
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Posted: Yesterday
East London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits Car, OTE, Training, Bonus
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Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits Car, OTE, Training, Bonus
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West London
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Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum, Benefits Company Benefits
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