Period
to 13 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > East of England
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 95 94
Rank change year-on-year +14 -1 -17
Permanent jobs citing WAN 349 385 392
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.52% 3.17% 3.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.03% 16.99% 19.13%
Number of salaries quoted 275 326 377
East of England median annual salary £37,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.67% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,875 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £71,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -5.56%

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 of England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
East of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,936 2,266 2,049
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.52% 18.65% 15.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1,355 1,868 1,650
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £24,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £66,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for WAN in the East of England

WAN
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Salary trend for WAN in the East of England

WAN
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in the East of England over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Salary histogram for WAN in the East of England

WAN
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the East of England region over the 6 months to 13 December 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
Cambridgeshire +80 172 £36,000 -15.29% 10
Hertfordshire -28 102 £37,500 -25.00% 14
Bedfordshire -11 51 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Essex -18 19 £45,000 -14.29% 5
Norfolk +20 5 £42,500 +25.00% 1
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 of England region with a requirement for WAN.

1 320 (91.69%) LAN
2 251 (71.92%) Firewall
3 217 (62.18%) Cisco
4 160 (45.85%) Cisco Certification
5 154 (44.13%) TCP/IP
6 146 (41.83%) Network Security
7 138 (39.54%) CheckPoint
8 125 (35.82%) CCNA
9 117 (33.52%) Wi-Fi
10 109 (31.23%) Network Management
11 105 (30.09%) Windows
12 104 (29.80%) Problem-Solving
13 102 (29.23%) VMware
14 97 (27.79%) VPN
15 96 (27.51%) Active Directory
16 92 (26.36%) OSPF
17 88 (25.21%) Microsoft
18 87 (24.93%) Ethernet
19 83 (23.78%) BGP
20 80 (22.92%) Retail
21 78 (22.35%) CCNP
22 74 (21.20%) Data Centre
23 70 (20.06%) Self-Motivation
24 66 (18.91%) VoIP
25 65 (18.62%) Juniper
25 65 (18.62%) Windows Server
26 64 (18.34%) Palo Alto
26 64 (18.34%) Analytical Skills
27 60 (17.19%) Avaya
28 59 (16.91%) DNS

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 28 (8.02%) MS Exchange
2 10 (2.87%) Skype for Business
3 8 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (1.43%) IIS
4 5 (1.43%) Office Communications Server
5 4 (1.15%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.57%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.29%) IBM Connections
7 1 (0.29%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 15 (4.30%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.44%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.29%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 39 (11.17%) Office 365
2 33 (9.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (4.87%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (3.15%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (2.01%) IaaS
5 7 (2.01%) OpenDNS
6 4 (1.15%) Akamai
7 3 (0.86%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.86%) PaaS
8 2 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.29%) G Suite
9 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 320 (91.69%) LAN
2 251 (71.92%) Firewall
3 154 (44.13%) TCP/IP
4 146 (41.83%) Network Security
5 117 (33.52%) Wi-Fi
6 97 (27.79%) VPN
7 92 (26.36%) OSPF
8 87 (24.93%) Ethernet
9 83 (23.78%) BGP
10 66 (18.91%) VoIP
11 59 (16.91%) DNS
12 54 (15.47%) Wireless
13 50 (14.33%) Wireshark
14 46 (13.18%) DHCP
15 45 (12.89%) Intrusion Detection
16 33 (9.46%) MPLS
16 33 (9.46%) VLAN
17 24 (6.88%) SAN
18 22 (6.30%) Internet
19 16 (4.58%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (11.75%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.43%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.15%) MySQL
4 4 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.15%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.57%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.29%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.29%) GIS
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (0.29%) Power BI
General
1 80 (22.92%) Retail
2 31 (8.88%) Finance
3 30 (8.60%) Telecoms
4 18 (5.16%) Back Office
5 3 (0.86%) French Language
5 3 (0.86%) Greek Language
5 3 (0.86%) Italian Language
5 3 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (0.86%) Portuguese Language
5 3 (0.86%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.29%) Games
6 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 111 (31.81%) Network Engineer
2 93 (26.65%) Analyst
3 72 (20.63%) Network Analyst
4 34 (9.74%) Security Analyst
5 33 (9.46%) Network Security Engineer
5 33 (9.46%) Security Engineer
6 32 (9.17%) Network Security Analyst
7 31 (8.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 28 (8.02%) Cisco Engineer
9 26 (7.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 20 (5.73%) Senior Network Engineer
11 19 (5.44%) Team Leader
12 18 (5.16%) IT Manager
12 18 (5.16%) Support Engineer
13 17 (4.87%) Network Manager
14 16 (4.58%) Architect
14 16 (4.58%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
15 15 (4.30%) Solutions Analyst
16 14 (4.01%) IT Technical Manager
16 14 (4.01%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.58%) 802.1X
2 8 (2.29%) HTML
3 5 (1.43%) Ajax
3 5 (1.43%) AngularJS
3 5 (1.43%) CSS
3 5 (1.43%) JSON
3 5 (1.43%) REST
4 4 (1.15%) Flash
5 3 (0.86%) XML
6 2 (0.57%) LDAP
7 1 (0.29%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.29%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 74 (21.20%) Data Centre
2 70 (20.06%) Self-Motivation
3 64 (18.34%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (7.45%) Driving Licence
5 23 (6.59%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.58%) Virtual Team
7 5 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.15%) EMC VMAX
8 4 (1.15%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (0.86%) Apple TV
9 3 (0.86%) iPad
9 3 (0.86%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.57%) Cloud Native
10 2 (0.57%) Clustering
10 2 (0.57%) e-Health
10 2 (0.57%) Handset
10 2 (0.57%) IVR
10 2 (0.57%) NHS
10 2 (0.57%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 105 (30.09%) Windows
2 65 (18.62%) Windows Server
3 24 (6.88%) Linux
4 22 (6.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (6.02%) Windows 10
6 20 (5.73%) Windows 7
6 20 (5.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (4.01%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (3.15%) Windows 8
9 9 (2.58%) Mac OS X
10 7 (2.01%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.57%) AIX
11 2 (0.57%) Android
11 2 (0.57%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.57%) Unix
11 2 (0.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (31.23%) Network Management
2 104 (29.80%) Problem-Solving
3 54 (15.47%) ITIL
4 52 (14.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 51 (14.61%) Project Management
6 47 (13.47%) Information Security
7 42 (12.03%) Change Control
8 37 (10.60%) Kalman Filter
9 36 (10.32%) Web Filtering
10 29 (8.31%) Service Delivery
11 26 (7.45%) Computer Science
12 25 (7.16%) CRM
12 25 (7.16%) High Availability
13 24 (6.88%) Software Engineering
14 22 (6.30%) Mentoring
15 20 (5.73%) E-Commerce
15 20 (5.73%) IT Strategy
16 19 (5.44%) Supplier Management
17 18 (5.16%) TOGAF
18 17 (4.87%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 42 (12.03%) SQL
2 20 (5.73%) PowerShell
3 6 (1.72%) C
4 5 (1.43%) Python
5 1 (0.29%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 160 (45.85%) Cisco Certification
2 125 (35.82%) CCNA
3 78 (22.35%) CCNP
4 53 (15.19%) CCSA
5 47 (13.47%) Degree
6 14 (4.01%) CCIE
7 11 (3.15%) CISSP
8 10 (2.87%) Check Point Certification
8 10 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (2.58%) CCDP
9 9 (2.58%) CEH
10 8 (2.29%) CCSE
10 8 (2.29%) Network+ Certification
11 7 (2.01%) JNCIA
11 7 (2.01%) SC Cleared
11 7 (2.01%) Security Cleared
12 6 (1.72%) CISM
12 6 (1.72%) CREST Certified
12 6 (1.72%) GIAC
12 6 (1.72%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.87%) SLA
2 8 (2.29%) PMO
3 5 (1.43%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.57%) GDPR
5 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 96 (27.51%) Active Directory
2 43 (12.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (9.46%) Hyper-V
4 11 (3.15%) XenApp
5 7 (2.01%) Terminal Services
5 7 (2.01%) VMware NSX
6 4 (1.15%) VMware Server
6 4 (1.15%) vSphere
7 3 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.57%) Ceph
8 2 (0.57%) Firmware
8 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.57%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 37 (10.60%) Stealthwatch
2 11 (3.15%) FortiGate
3 9 (2.58%) Backup Exec
3 9 (2.58%) Nagios
4 8 (2.29%) Cacti
5 3 (0.86%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.86%) Observium
5 3 (0.86%) Prometheus
5 3 (0.86%) RANCID
5 3 (0.86%) SCCM
6 2 (0.57%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.57%) Grafana
7 1 (0.29%) Ansible
7 1 (0.29%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.29%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 217 (62.18%) Cisco
2 138 (39.54%) CheckPoint
3 102 (29.23%) VMware
4 88 (25.21%) Microsoft
5 65 (18.62%) Juniper
6 64 (18.34%) Palo Alto
7 60 (17.19%) Avaya
8 44 (12.61%) Riverbed
9 43 (12.32%) Nortel
10 38 (10.89%) Citrix
10 38 (10.89%) SolarWinds
11 32 (9.17%) Nokia
12 31 (8.88%) Symantec
13 30 (8.60%) Veeam
14 25 (7.16%) Meraki
15 24 (6.88%) Salesforce.com
16 20 (5.73%) Dell
17 16 (4.58%) Fortinet
18 15 (4.30%) Brocade
18 15 (4.30%) HP