Period
to 15 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for WAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited WAN over the 6 months to 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 102 75
Rank change year-on-year +26 -27 -12
Permanent jobs citing WAN 183 143 230
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 3.73% 2.66% 3.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.02% 17.74% 22.86%
Number of salaries quoted 166 110 177
East Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £41,750 £42,091
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.19% -0.81% -6.46%
10th Percentile £21,000 £22,850 £24,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £60,550 £56,250
England median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% +2.27% -2.22%

WAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
East Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 762 806 1,006
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 15.52% 15.00% 15.53%
Number of salaries quoted 632 647 823
East Midlands median annual salary £39,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.25% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £21,000 £22,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £56,125 £58,750 £52,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in the East Midlands

WAN
Salary Trend in the East Midlands

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

Salary trend for WAN in the East Midlands

WAN
Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Salary histogram for WAN in the East Midlands

WAN
Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 15 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicestershire +9 55 £31,000 -4.62% 2
Northamptonshire -4 43 £44,000 - 8
Nottinghamshire +25 41 £47,500 +11.76% 12
Derbyshire +15 33 £36,500 +4.29% 2
Lincolnshire +9 7 £45,750 +63.39% 1
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, IT jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for WAN.

1 168 (91.80%) LAN
2 98 (53.55%) Cisco
3 84 (45.90%) Firewall
4 83 (45.36%) Cisco Certification
5 78 (42.62%) Windows
6 63 (34.43%) CCNP
6 63 (34.43%) Active Directory
7 59 (32.24%) CCNA
8 58 (31.69%) Microsoft
9 56 (30.60%) Windows Server
10 51 (27.87%) Office 365
11 48 (26.23%) VMware
12 47 (25.68%) Wireless
13 41 (22.40%) Data Centre
14 38 (20.77%) ITIL
15 36 (19.67%) DNS
15 36 (19.67%) WLAN
15 36 (19.67%) Hyper-V
16 35 (19.13%) TCP/IP
16 35 (19.13%) SAN
17 28 (15.30%) MPLS
17 28 (15.30%) DHCP
17 28 (15.30%) VMware Infrastructure
17 28 (15.30%) Microsoft Azure
18 27 (14.75%) VPN
19 26 (14.21%) Migration
19 26 (14.21%) Retail
20 24 (13.11%) SolarWinds
20 24 (13.11%) MS Exchange
20 24 (13.11%) Microsoft Certification

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 24 (13.11%) MS Exchange
2 12 (6.56%) Skype for Business
3 7 (3.83%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.19%) IBM Notes
5 4 (2.19%) Quickr
6 2 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 14 (7.65%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.09%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 51 (27.87%) Office 365
2 28 (15.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (6.56%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (5.46%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (4.92%) G Suite
6 2 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.09%) SaaS
7 1 (0.55%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.55%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 168 (91.80%) LAN
2 84 (45.90%) Firewall
3 47 (25.68%) Wireless
4 36 (19.67%) DNS
4 36 (19.67%) WLAN
5 35 (19.13%) SAN
5 35 (19.13%) TCP/IP
6 28 (15.30%) DHCP
6 28 (15.30%) MPLS
7 27 (14.75%) VPN
8 23 (12.57%) Cisco ASA
8 23 (12.57%) Cisco Nexus
9 22 (12.02%) VoIP
10 21 (11.48%) VLAN
11 17 (9.29%) Cisco IOS
12 16 (8.74%) Internet
12 16 (8.74%) NX-OS
12 16 (8.74%) Wireshark
13 15 (8.20%) Wi-Fi
14 14 (7.65%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (11.48%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 26 (14.21%) Retail
2 8 (4.37%) Finance
3 6 (3.28%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.19%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.09%) Automotive
5 2 (1.09%) Legal
6 1 (0.55%) Back Office
6 1 (0.55%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.55%) French Language
6 1 (0.55%) German Language
6 1 (0.55%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (0.55%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 58 (31.69%) Network Engineer
2 41 (22.40%) Support Engineer
3 25 (13.66%) IT Support
4 24 (13.11%) IT Engineer
5 20 (10.93%) Analyst
6 19 (10.38%) IT Support Engineer
7 18 (9.84%) Network Support
8 16 (8.74%) Cisco Engineer
8 16 (8.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 16 (8.74%) LAN Engineer
8 16 (8.74%) LAN/WAN Engineer
8 16 (8.74%) WAN Engineer
9 12 (6.56%) Architect
9 12 (6.56%) Lead Network Engineer
9 12 (6.56%) Network Support Engineer
10 11 (6.01%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 11 (6.01%) Solutions Architect
10 11 (6.01%) Support Manager
10 11 (6.01%) Technical Support
11 9 (4.92%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.64%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 41 (22.40%) Data Centre
2 14 (7.65%) Replication
3 12 (6.56%) Driving Licence
4 10 (5.46%) NHS
5 8 (4.37%) Clustering
5 8 (4.37%) Cyberthreat
5 8 (4.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (2.73%) Virtual Team
7 4 (2.19%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.64%) Microsoft Licensing
9 2 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.55%) EPoS
10 1 (0.55%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.55%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.55%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.55%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 78 (42.62%) Windows
2 56 (30.60%) Windows Server
3 22 (12.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (12.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (7.65%) Linux
5 10 (5.46%) Windows 7
6 9 (4.92%) Mac OS
7 7 (3.83%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (2.19%) Windows 10
9 3 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.09%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.09%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.55%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (20.77%) ITIL
2 26 (14.21%) Migration
3 22 (12.02%) Incident Management
4 21 (11.48%) Problem-Solving
5 18 (9.84%) Service Delivery
6 17 (9.29%) IT Strategy
7 15 (8.20%) Infrastructure Transformation
8 14 (7.65%) Disaster Recovery
8 14 (7.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 12 (6.56%) Multichannel Retail
9 12 (6.56%) Presales
10 11 (6.01%) Malware Detection/Protection
10 11 (6.01%) Network Management
11 10 (5.46%) Information Security
12 9 (4.92%) Load Balancing
12 9 (4.92%) Problem Management
12 9 (4.92%) Server Management
13 8 (4.37%) Capacity Management
13 8 (4.37%) Software Optimisation
13 8 (4.37%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (7.65%) SQL
2 13 (7.10%) PowerShell
3 11 (6.01%) T-SQL
4 5 (2.73%) Python
5 1 (0.55%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 83 (45.36%) Cisco Certification
2 63 (34.43%) CCNP
3 59 (32.24%) CCNA
4 24 (13.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (12.57%) MCSE
6 19 (10.38%) Degree
7 14 (7.65%) MCSA
8 10 (5.46%) CCDP
9 8 (4.37%) DBS Check
10 7 (3.83%) Security Cleared
11 6 (3.28%) SC Cleared
12 5 (2.73%) JNCIA
13 4 (2.19%) CCDA
13 4 (2.19%) ISEB
13 4 (2.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 3 (1.64%) JNCIP
14 3 (1.64%) JNCIS
14 3 (1.64%) MCITP
14 3 (1.64%) MCTS
14 3 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (12.02%) SLA
2 8 (4.37%) GDPR
3 6 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (2.73%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (2.73%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.09%) PMO
7 1 (0.55%) COBIT
System Software
1 63 (34.43%) Active Directory
2 36 (19.67%) Hyper-V
3 28 (15.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (3.83%) XenApp
5 4 (2.19%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.64%) BitLocker
6 3 (1.64%) Firmware
6 3 (1.64%) XenServer
7 2 (1.09%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (1.09%) vSphere
8 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (8.74%) Cisco Prime
2 10 (5.46%) SCCM
3 8 (4.37%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (2.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (1.64%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (1.64%) HP NNM
5 3 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (1.64%) WSUS
6 2 (1.09%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (1.09%) SCOM
6 2 (1.09%) SCSM
7 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.55%) QRadar
7 1 (0.55%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.55%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 98 (53.55%) Cisco
2 58 (31.69%) Microsoft
3 48 (26.23%) VMware
4 24 (13.11%) SolarWinds
5 18 (9.84%) CheckPoint
5 18 (9.84%) Juniper
6 16 (8.74%) Citrix
6 16 (8.74%) HP
7 13 (7.10%) Fortinet
7 13 (7.10%) Veeam
8 8 (4.37%) Extreme Networks
8 8 (4.37%) Forcepoint
8 8 (4.37%) Meraki
8 8 (4.37%) Tufin
9 7 (3.83%) F5
10 6 (3.28%) Acronis
10 6 (3.28%) Google
10 6 (3.28%) Riverbed
11 5 (2.73%) Huawei
11 5 (2.73%) Sophos