Period
to 13 December 2019

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 2019 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 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 72 79 94
Rank change year-on-year +7 +15 +1
Permanent jobs citing WAN 250 350 385
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.80% 3.53% 3.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.67% 18.17% 17.04%
Number of salaries quoted 185 275 328
East of England median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -16.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £24,000 £26,250 £23,925
90th Percentile £69,000 £67,500 £71,250
England median annual salary £43,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.33% - +5.88%

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 1,339 1,926 2,260
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 20.34% 19.44% 18.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1,013 1,342 1,865
East of England median annual salary £43,500 £44,700 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.68% -0.67% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £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 2019.

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 2019. 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
Hertfordshire +41 92 £40,000 +6.67% 24
Bedfordshire +20 69 £50,500 +18.82% 5
Cambridgeshire -33 60 £35,000 -2.78% 14
Essex +9 17 £34,000 -24.44% 12
Norfolk -5 9 £36,000 -10.70% 7
Suffolk - 4 £55,000 - 1
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 2019, 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.

1 233 (93.20%) LAN
2 137 (54.80%) Firewall
3 135 (54.00%) Cisco
4 130 (52.00%) Cisco Certification
5 87 (34.80%) CCNA
6 83 (33.20%) Microsoft
7 68 (27.20%) Active Directory
8 66 (26.40%) CCNP
8 66 (26.40%) Network Security
9 58 (23.20%) Data Centre
9 58 (23.20%) CheckPoint
10 57 (22.80%) Windows
10 57 (22.80%) VMware
11 50 (20.00%) Network Management
12 49 (19.60%) Azure
13 46 (18.40%) VPN
14 45 (18.00%) ITIL
15 44 (17.60%) DNS
16 41 (16.40%) OSPF
17 40 (16.00%) BGP
17 40 (16.00%) TCP/IP
18 39 (15.60%) VMware Infrastructure
19 35 (14.00%) Hyper-V
19 35 (14.00%) Wireless
20 34 (13.60%) Juniper
20 34 (13.60%) Presales
20 34 (13.60%) Windows Server
21 33 (13.20%) CCSA
22 32 (12.80%) Wi-Fi
22 32 (12.80%) Linux

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 20 (8.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (2.80%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (2.00%) JBoss
4 5 (2.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.80%) IIS
5 2 (0.80%) SugarCRM
6 1 (0.40%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 32 (12.80%) MS Visio
2 11 (4.40%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.40%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.40%) Revit
Business Applications
1 5 (2.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.20%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.40%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 49 (19.60%) Azure
2 27 (10.80%) Office 365
3 18 (7.20%) AWS
4 17 (6.80%) IaaS
5 9 (3.60%) Mimecast
6 7 (2.80%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (2.40%) PaaS
8 4 (1.60%) SaaS
8 4 (1.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (1.20%) AWS CodePipeline
9 3 (1.20%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 3 (1.20%) Cloudflare
9 3 (1.20%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (1.20%) G Suite
9 3 (1.20%) GCP
10 2 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.80%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.40%) Akamai
11 1 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.40%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 233 (93.20%) LAN
2 137 (54.80%) Firewall
3 66 (26.40%) Network Security
4 46 (18.40%) VPN
5 44 (17.60%) DNS
6 41 (16.40%) OSPF
7 40 (16.00%) BGP
7 40 (16.00%) TCP/IP
8 35 (14.00%) Wireless
9 32 (12.80%) Wi-Fi
10 29 (11.60%) MPLS
11 26 (10.40%) Internet
12 24 (9.60%) Cisco Nexus
12 24 (9.60%) DHCP
13 23 (9.20%) Spanning Tree
14 22 (8.80%) Wireshark
15 19 (7.60%) WLAN
16 16 (6.40%) VoIP
17 11 (4.40%) tcpdump
18 9 (3.60%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.80%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.40%) NoSQL
3 5 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.40%) MySQL
5 1 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (4.40%) MSI
2 1 (0.40%) Appium
2 1 (0.40%) Calabash
2 1 (0.40%) JIRA
2 1 (0.40%) TestRail
2 1 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (6.40%) Retail
2 10 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.60%) Finance
4 5 (2.00%) Banking
5 4 (1.60%) Public Sector
6 3 (1.20%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.80%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.40%) Advertising
8 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 88 (35.20%) Network Engineer
2 35 (14.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 35 (14.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 34 (13.60%) Analyst
4 26 (10.40%) Consultant
5 23 (9.20%) Network Security Consultant
5 23 (9.20%) Security Consultant
5 23 (9.20%) Security Engineer
6 22 (8.80%) Network Security Engineer
6 22 (8.80%) Senior Network Engineer
7 21 (8.40%) Check Point Consultant
7 21 (8.40%) Cisco Consultant
7 21 (8.40%) Cisco Network Consultant
7 21 (8.40%) Cisco Security Consultant
8 18 (7.20%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 18 (7.20%) Network Consultant
9 15 (6.00%) 3rd Line Support
9 15 (6.00%) Support Engineer
10 14 (5.60%) Administrator
11 13 (5.20%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.80%) LDAP
2 3 (1.20%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.20%) COM
3 2 (0.80%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.40%) REST
4 1 (0.40%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 58 (23.20%) Data Centre
2 23 (9.20%) Self-Motivation
3 21 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (6.40%) Driving Licence
5 9 (3.60%) Private Cloud
6 6 (2.40%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.20%) Cyber Defence
7 3 (1.20%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.20%) Replication
8 2 (0.80%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.80%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.80%) Symmetrix
8 2 (0.80%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.40%) iPad
9 1 (0.40%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.40%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.40%) SCADA
9 1 (0.40%) User Experience
9 1 (0.40%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 57 (22.80%) Windows
2 34 (13.60%) Windows Server
3 32 (12.80%) Linux
4 10 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (3.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (2.80%) Mac OS X
6 7 (2.80%) Windows 10
7 6 (2.40%) Android
8 4 (1.60%) Mac OS
9 3 (1.20%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.80%) Unix
11 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (20.00%) Network Management
2 45 (18.00%) ITIL
3 34 (13.60%) Presales
4 32 (12.80%) Problem-Solving
5 25 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 25 (10.00%) Network Design
6 20 (8.00%) Load Balancing
7 17 (6.80%) Capacity Planning
7 17 (6.80%) Change Control
7 17 (6.80%) Enterprise Architecture
7 17 (6.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 15 (6.00%) Mentoring
8 15 (6.00%) Project Delivery
9 14 (5.60%) WAN Optimisation
10 13 (5.20%) Technology Roadmap
11 12 (4.80%) User Acceptance Testing
12 11 (4.40%) Data Analysis
12 11 (4.40%) DevOps
13 10 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (4.00%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (6.00%) SQL
2 7 (2.80%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.40%) Python
4 3 (1.20%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.80%) Perl
6 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 130 (52.00%) Cisco Certification
2 87 (34.80%) CCNA
3 66 (26.40%) CCNP
4 33 (13.20%) CCSA
5 30 (12.00%) Check Point Certification
6 23 (9.20%) CCSE
7 22 (8.80%) CCDP
8 20 (8.00%) MCP
9 19 (7.60%) JNCIA
10 18 (7.20%) Degree
11 16 (6.40%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (4.40%) JNCIS
13 10 (4.00%) CCIE
14 9 (3.60%) Microsoft Certification
15 7 (2.80%) MCSA
16 6 (2.40%) Network+ Certification
17 4 (1.60%) CISSP
17 4 (1.60%) MCSE
17 4 (1.60%) Security Cleared
18 3 (1.20%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (8.00%) SLA
2 5 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.40%) GDPR
3 1 (0.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.40%) PMO
3 1 (0.40%) QA
System Software
1 68 (27.20%) Active Directory
2 39 (15.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (14.00%) Hyper-V
4 14 (5.60%) Virtual Desktop
5 12 (4.80%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 10 (4.00%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (2.40%) Firmware
8 4 (1.60%) XenApp
9 3 (1.20%) vCloud
10 2 (0.80%) SRDF
10 2 (0.80%) vSphere
11 1 (0.40%) Docker
11 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.40%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (2.80%) Ansible
1 7 (2.80%) Microsoft Intune
1 7 (2.80%) Single Sign-On
2 6 (2.40%) WSUS
3 5 (2.00%) Jamf Pro
4 4 (1.60%) AirWatch
4 4 (1.60%) FortiGate
4 4 (1.60%) SCCM
5 3 (1.20%) Opsgenie
5 3 (1.20%) Stealthwatch
6 2 (0.80%) Avamar
6 2 (0.80%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.80%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.40%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.40%) SCOM
7 1 (0.40%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 135 (54.00%) Cisco
2 83 (33.20%) Microsoft
3 58 (23.20%) CheckPoint
4 57 (22.80%) VMware
5 34 (13.60%) Juniper
6 28 (11.20%) Citrix
7 20 (8.00%) Palo Alto
8 17 (6.80%) Meraki
9 16 (6.40%) Sophos
10 15 (6.00%) Avaya
11 12 (4.80%) F5
12 8 (3.20%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 8 (3.20%) Oracle
13 6 (2.40%) Aruba
13 6 (2.40%) Blue Coat
13 6 (2.40%) Dell
13 6 (2.40%) Fortinet
13 6 (2.40%) Radware
13 6 (2.40%) SAP
13 6 (2.40%) ServiceNow