Period
to 9 May 2021

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 9 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 79 74 100
Rank change year-on-year -5 +26 +21
Permanent jobs citing WAN 80 96 109
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.93% 3.48% 2.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.78% 22.02% 16.59%
Number of salaries quoted 75 86 65
10th Percentile £25,800 £19,750 £25,200
25th Percentile £28,750 £22,750 £29,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £33,050 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year +13.46% -11.87% -3.06%
75th Percentile £52,500 £51,563 £48,750
90th Percentile £62,000 £62,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -4.26%

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 385 436 657
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 14.12% 15.81% 16.37%
Number of salaries quoted 329 372 451
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,750 £22,750
25th Percentile £31,250 £30,188 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% -
75th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,325 £61,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% -

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing WAN as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing WAN in the East Midlands.

Salary trend for WAN in the East Midlands

WAN
Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing WAN in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 9 May 2021.

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 9 May 2021. 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
Northamptonshire +35 38 £42,500 -24.44% 4
Leicestershire +2 17 £48,750 +13.37% 7
Nottinghamshire -15 11 £32,500 +4.84% 11
Derbyshire -20 11 £28,500 -28.75% 4
Lincolnshire -6 3 £32,500 +3.17% 3
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 9 May 2021, 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 64 (80.00%) LAN
2 44 (55.00%) Firewall
3 37 (46.25%) Windows
3 37 (46.25%) Cisco
4 35 (43.75%) VMware
5 34 (42.50%) Microsoft
6 29 (36.25%) Active Directory
7 22 (27.50%) Windows 10
8 21 (26.25%) Social Skills
9 20 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
9 20 (25.00%) CCNP
9 20 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
10 19 (23.75%) ITIL
11 18 (22.50%) Windows Server
12 17 (21.25%) VPN
12 17 (21.25%) Microsoft 365
13 16 (20.00%) MPLS
14 15 (18.75%) Citrix
14 15 (18.75%) WLAN
14 15 (18.75%) Linux
14 15 (18.75%) SCCM
14 15 (18.75%) Azure
14 15 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 15 (18.75%) SD-WAN
15 14 (17.50%) VMware Infrastructure
15 14 (17.50%) Microsoft Office
15 14 (17.50%) TCP/IP
16 13 (16.25%) CCNA
16 13 (16.25%) Incident Management
17 12 (15.00%) Remote Desktop

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 7 (8.75%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (17.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 17 (21.25%) Microsoft 365
2 15 (18.75%) Azure
3 6 (7.50%) AWS
4 4 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (5.00%) IaaS
5 3 (3.75%) PaaS
5 3 (3.75%) SaaS
6 2 (2.50%) Amazon EKS
6 2 (2.50%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (2.50%) AWS CodeCommit
6 2 (2.50%) AWS CodePipeline
6 2 (2.50%) GCP
6 2 (2.50%) GitHub
6 2 (2.50%) OpenShift
7 1 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 64 (80.00%) LAN
2 44 (55.00%) Firewall
3 17 (21.25%) VPN
4 16 (20.00%) MPLS
5 15 (18.75%) SD-WAN
5 15 (18.75%) WLAN
6 14 (17.50%) TCP/IP
7 12 (15.00%) Remote Desktop
8 11 (13.75%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (10.00%) Network Security
10 8 (10.00%) VoIP
11 7 (8.75%) DHCP
12 6 (7.50%) TACACS
13 5 (6.25%) DNS
13 5 (6.25%) SAN
14 4 (5.00%) BGP
14 4 (5.00%) Wireless
15 3 (3.75%) SSL
15 3 (3.75%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.00%) MySQL
1 4 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.50%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.50%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.50%) GitLab
1 2 (2.50%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.50%) Vagrant
General
1 21 (26.25%) Social Skills
2 12 (15.00%) Telecoms
3 9 (11.25%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (7.50%) Retail
5 5 (6.25%) Fire and Rescue
6 3 (3.75%) Organisational Skills
6 3 (3.75%) Public Sector
7 2 (2.50%) Legal
7 2 (2.50%) Presentation Skills
8 1 (1.25%) Banking
8 1 (1.25%) Electronics
8 1 (1.25%) Finance
8 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (23.75%) Network Engineer
2 14 (17.50%) Analyst
3 13 (16.25%) Support Engineer
4 12 (15.00%) IT Support
5 11 (13.75%) IT Engineer
6 9 (11.25%) Senior IT Support
6 9 (11.25%) Support Analyst
7 8 (10.00%) Senior IT Engineer
8 6 (7.50%) Architect
8 6 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (7.50%) IT Support Engineer
8 6 (7.50%) Senior Network Engineer
8 6 (7.50%) Senior Support Engineer
8 6 (7.50%) Senior Technical Engineer
8 6 (7.50%) Senior Technical Support
8 6 (7.50%) Senior Technical Support Engineer
8 6 (7.50%) Technical Engineer
8 6 (7.50%) Technical Support
8 6 (7.50%) Technical Support Engineer
9 5 (6.25%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.00%) .NET
2 2 (2.50%) .NET Core
2 2 (2.50%) AngularJS
2 2 (2.50%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.50%) Django
2 2 (2.50%) Express
2 2 (2.50%) MEAN Stack
2 2 (2.50%) Node.js
2 2 (2.50%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (1.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.00%) Data Centre
2 8 (10.00%) AS400
3 5 (6.25%) Driving Licence
4 4 (5.00%) Fat Client
4 4 (5.00%) FMCG
4 4 (5.00%) Public Cloud
4 4 (5.00%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.50%) Handset
5 2 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.25%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.25%) Replication
6 1 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 37 (46.25%) Windows
2 22 (27.50%) Windows 10
3 18 (22.50%) Windows Server
4 15 (18.75%) Linux
5 11 (13.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (11.25%) Windows 7
7 6 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (6.25%) Windows Server 2019
9 4 (5.00%) Windows Server 2016
10 3 (3.75%) Unix
10 3 (3.75%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (2.50%) Mac OS X
11 2 (2.50%) Windows 8
12 1 (1.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
2 19 (23.75%) ITIL
3 15 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 13 (16.25%) Incident Management
5 9 (11.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (11.25%) Presales
6 8 (10.00%) Proactive Management
6 8 (10.00%) Service Delivery
7 7 (8.75%) High Availability
7 7 (8.75%) ITIL V3
8 6 (7.50%) Network Management
8 6 (7.50%) Project Management
9 5 (6.25%) Antivirus Management
9 5 (6.25%) Decision-Making
9 5 (6.25%) Preventative Maintenance
9 5 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (5.00%) Change Management
10 4 (5.00%) Network Design
10 4 (5.00%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.75%) SQL
2 9 (11.25%) PowerShell
3 6 (7.50%) Python
4 2 (2.50%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.50%) C
4 2 (2.50%) C#
4 2 (2.50%) C++
4 2 (2.50%) Java
4 2 (2.50%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.50%) Perl
4 2 (2.50%) PHP
4 2 (2.50%) Ruby
4 2 (2.50%) VB
4 2 (2.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (25.00%) CCNP
1 20 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (16.25%) CCNA
3 7 (8.75%) CCDA
3 7 (8.75%) CCENT
3 7 (8.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (7.50%) MCSA
4 6 (7.50%) MCSE
5 5 (6.25%) CCIE
6 4 (5.00%) Degree
6 4 (5.00%) JNCIA
7 2 (2.50%) DBS Check
7 2 (2.50%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.50%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.25%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.00%) SLA
2 2 (2.50%) QA
3 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (36.25%) Active Directory
2 14 (17.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (3.75%) Docker
4 3 (3.75%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.75%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (2.50%) XenApp
6 1 (1.25%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 15 (18.75%) SCCM
2 6 (7.50%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (6.25%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (3.75%) Ansible
4 3 (3.75%) FortiGate
4 3 (3.75%) Kubernetes
5 2 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.50%) Puppet
5 2 (2.50%) Terraform
Vendors
1 37 (46.25%) Cisco
2 35 (43.75%) VMware
3 34 (42.50%) Microsoft
4 15 (18.75%) Citrix
5 9 (11.25%) Veeam
6 8 (10.00%) Fortinet
7 7 (8.75%) Avaya
7 7 (8.75%) CheckPoint
7 7 (8.75%) Juniper
7 7 (8.75%) SolarWinds
8 6 (7.50%) Dell
8 6 (7.50%) F5
8 6 (7.50%) Huawei
9 5 (6.25%) Meraki
9 5 (6.25%) Sophos
10 4 (5.00%) NetApp
11 2 (2.50%) Alibaba
11 2 (2.50%) IBM
11 2 (2.50%) Mitel
11 2 (2.50%) Oracle