Period
to 17 October 2021

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 17 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > East of England
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 112 52 84
Rank change year-on-year -60 +32 +23
Permanent jobs citing WAN 131 76 239
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 2.40% 4.24% 3.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.00% 22.35% 16.66%
Number of salaries quoted 108 64 184
10th Percentile £30,875 £30,207 £24,000
25th Percentile £35,750 £43,750 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £47,500 £36,500
Median % change year-on-year -10.53% +30.14% -9.32%
75th Percentile £58,000 £57,500 £56,250
90th Percentile £71,250 " £68,375
England median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +16.28% -4.44%

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 819 340 1,435
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 14.99% 18.97% 20.78%
Number of salaries quoted 516 268 1,100
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,675 £25,000
25th Percentile £31,250 £33,875 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £41,598 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.56% - -
75th Percentile £53,750 £56,250 £57,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,250 £46,500
% change year-on-year -4.31% +12.37% -2.11%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing WAN as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing WAN in the East of England over the 6 months to 17 October 2021.

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 17 October 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
Cambridgeshire -55 50 £47,500 -13.64% 10
Hertfordshire -63 28 £38,750 -18.42% 13
Essex +8 25 £41,250 +28.31% 6
Bedfordshire 0 19 £38,500 -18.95% 7
Norfolk -19 5 £27,500 -32.10% 2
Suffolk -13 4 £50,500 +6.32% 3
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 of England region with a requirement for WAN.

1 108 (82.44%) LAN
2 96 (73.28%) Firewall
3 70 (53.44%) Social Skills
4 61 (46.56%) Cisco
5 57 (43.51%) Windows
6 52 (39.69%) Microsoft
7 48 (36.64%) Azure
8 47 (35.88%) Windows Server
9 43 (32.82%) VMware
10 41 (31.30%) Active Directory
11 40 (30.53%) VMware Infrastructure
12 37 (28.24%) Windows 10
13 36 (27.48%) DNS
13 36 (27.48%) Wi-Fi
14 35 (26.72%) Microsoft 365
14 35 (26.72%) Windows Server 2012
15 34 (25.95%) AWS
15 34 (25.95%) MPLS
16 32 (24.43%) Cisco Certification
17 31 (23.66%) Hyper-V
18 28 (21.37%) DHCP
18 28 (21.37%) Problem-Solving
19 26 (19.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 26 (19.85%) TCP/IP
19 26 (19.85%) IIS
20 25 (19.08%) Internet
20 25 (19.08%) Network Security
21 24 (18.32%) SD-WAN
22 23 (17.56%) Citrix
23 22 (16.79%) Time Management

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 26 (19.85%) IIS
2 15 (11.45%) SharePoint
3 11 (8.40%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 20 (15.27%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (5.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.05%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 48 (36.64%) Azure
2 35 (26.72%) Microsoft 365
3 34 (25.95%) AWS
4 6 (4.58%) IaaS
4 6 (4.58%) PaaS
5 5 (3.82%) SaaS
6 4 (3.05%) OneDrive
7 3 (2.29%) Azure Service Bus
8 2 (1.53%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 2 (1.53%) GCP
8 2 (1.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.76%) Dropbox
9 1 (0.76%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 108 (82.44%) LAN
2 96 (73.28%) Firewall
3 36 (27.48%) DNS
3 36 (27.48%) Wi-Fi
4 34 (25.95%) MPLS
5 28 (21.37%) DHCP
6 26 (19.85%) TCP/IP
7 25 (19.08%) Internet
7 25 (19.08%) Network Security
8 24 (18.32%) SD-WAN
9 21 (16.03%) VPN
10 15 (11.45%) VLAN
11 14 (10.69%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (9.92%) Cisco Firepower
12 13 (9.92%) Wireless
13 12 (9.16%) NAS
14 11 (8.40%) ADSL
14 11 (8.40%) BGP
15 10 (7.63%) OSPF
16 8 (6.11%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.16%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (8.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.76%) MSI
General
1 70 (53.44%) Social Skills
2 19 (14.50%) Organisational Skills
3 8 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.82%) Finance
5 4 (3.05%) Public Sector
5 4 (3.05%) Retail
5 4 (3.05%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.29%) Marketing
6 3 (2.29%) Presentation Skills
7 2 (1.53%) Documentation Skills
7 2 (1.53%) Electronics
7 2 (1.53%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.76%) Back Office
8 1 (0.76%) Influencing Skills
8 1 (0.76%) Law
8 1 (0.76%) Military
Job Titles
1 41 (31.30%) Network Engineer
2 29 (22.14%) Support Engineer
3 17 (12.98%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 15 (11.45%) 2nd Line Support
4 15 (11.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 14 (10.69%) IT Engineer
6 13 (9.92%) IT Support
7 12 (9.16%) 3rd Line Support
7 12 (9.16%) Architect
8 11 (8.40%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 11 (8.40%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 11 (8.40%) Security Engineer
9 10 (7.63%) Analyst
9 10 (7.63%) Network Security Engineer
10 9 (6.87%) Consultant
10 9 (6.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (6.87%) IT Support Engineer
11 7 (5.34%) Cisco Engineer
11 7 (5.34%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 6 (4.58%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.29%) REST
1 3 (2.29%) SOAP
2 1 (0.76%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.76%) LDAP
2 1 (0.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.27%) Data Centre
2 10 (7.63%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (6.11%) Data Protection Act
4 5 (3.82%) Public Cloud
5 4 (3.05%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.29%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.29%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.53%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.76%) CCTV
8 1 (0.76%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.76%) IVR
8 1 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.76%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.76%) Tandem
8 1 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 57 (43.51%) Windows
2 47 (35.88%) Windows Server
3 37 (28.24%) Windows 10
4 35 (26.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (16.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (16.03%) Linux
6 21 (16.03%) Windows Server 2019
7 20 (15.27%) Windows Server 2016
8 8 (6.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (5.34%) Windows 7
10 5 (3.82%) Windows 8
10 5 (3.82%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (3.05%) VMS
12 3 (2.29%) Ubuntu
13 2 (1.53%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (21.37%) Problem-Solving
2 26 (19.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 22 (16.79%) Time Management
4 16 (12.21%) ITIL
5 15 (11.45%) Presales
6 12 (9.16%) Mentoring
6 12 (9.16%) Migration
7 11 (8.40%) Data Migration
7 11 (8.40%) Data Protection
8 10 (7.63%) Incident Management
9 9 (6.87%) Service Delivery
10 8 (6.11%) WAN Optimisation
11 7 (5.34%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (5.34%) Customer Requirements
11 7 (5.34%) Cybersecurity
11 7 (5.34%) Strategic Roadmap
12 6 (4.58%) Architecture Roadmap
12 6 (4.58%) Data Privacy
12 6 (4.58%) Network Management
13 5 (3.82%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 17 (12.98%) PowerShell
2 15 (11.45%) SQL
3 5 (3.82%) Python
4 3 (2.29%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.53%) C
6 1 (0.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 32 (24.43%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (16.03%) CCNA
3 17 (12.98%) CCNP
3 17 (12.98%) Degree
4 13 (9.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (9.16%) Security Cleared
6 11 (8.40%) MCSA
6 11 (8.40%) MCSE
7 8 (6.11%) JNCIA
7 8 (6.11%) JNCIS
7 8 (6.11%) SC Cleared
8 6 (4.58%) CCSA
8 6 (4.58%) Check Point Certification
9 4 (3.05%) CCIE
9 4 (3.05%) MCP
10 3 (2.29%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (2.29%) DBS Check
10 3 (2.29%) JNCIP
11 2 (1.53%) MCTS
11 2 (1.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.87%) SLA
2 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 41 (31.30%) Active Directory
2 40 (30.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (23.66%) Hyper-V
4 21 (16.03%) vSphere
5 15 (11.45%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (10.69%) XenApp
6 14 (10.69%) XenDesktop
7 3 (2.29%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (1.53%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 2 (1.53%) Firmware
8 2 (1.53%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (4.58%) Terraform
1 6 (4.58%) vCenter Server
2 5 (3.82%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (1.53%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.53%) Puppet
3 2 (1.53%) SCCM
4 1 (0.76%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 1 (0.76%) Avamar
4 1 (0.76%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.76%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.76%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 61 (46.56%) Cisco
2 52 (39.69%) Microsoft
3 43 (32.82%) VMware
4 23 (17.56%) Citrix
5 21 (16.03%) CheckPoint
6 14 (10.69%) Meraki
7 13 (9.92%) Juniper
8 12 (9.16%) Sophos
8 12 (9.16%) Veeam
9 11 (8.40%) HP
10 8 (6.11%) SolarWinds
11 7 (5.34%) Aruba
11 7 (5.34%) F5
11 7 (5.34%) Palo Alto
12 6 (4.58%) Barracuda Networks
13 4 (3.05%) Apple
13 4 (3.05%) Oracle
14 3 (2.29%) Dell
14 3 (2.29%) Fortinet
14 3 (2.29%) Google