Period
to 8 April 2020

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 8 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > East of England
6 months to
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 67 89 130
Rank change year-on-year +22 +41 -27
Permanent jobs citing WAN 217 277 307
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 3.90% 3.27% 2.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.46% 16.91% 13.63%
Number of salaries quoted 174 215 276
Median annual salary £42,750 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.14% -22.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,850 £24,000
90th Percentile £64,250 £61,250 £71,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +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 1,115 1,638 2,252
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 20.05% 19.36% 17.42%
Number of salaries quoted 863 1,208 1,792
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £63,500 £66,075 £67,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year - +2.15% +3.33%

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 8 April 2020.

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 8 April 2020. 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 +34 85 £44,000 +29.41% 6
Cambridgeshire +4 63 £37,500 +7.14% 11
Essex +2 24 £41,250 -31.25%
Bedfordshire +11 22 £60,000 +118.18% 3
Suffolk +7 12 £55,000 +150.00%
Norfolk 0 11 £36,000 -5.59% 1
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, 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.

1 188 (86.64%) LAN
2 122 (56.22%) Cisco
3 112 (51.61%) Firewall
4 92 (42.40%) Cisco Certification
5 81 (37.33%) Azure
6 73 (33.64%) Windows
7 70 (32.26%) VMware
8 69 (31.80%) CCNA
9 66 (30.41%) Microsoft
10 63 (29.03%) Office 365
11 57 (26.27%) Active Directory
12 55 (25.35%) DNS
13 50 (23.04%) VPN
14 49 (22.58%) Juniper
15 48 (22.12%) Windows Server
15 48 (22.12%) Problem-Solving
16 41 (18.89%) Wi-Fi
17 40 (18.43%) TCP/IP
18 39 (17.97%) DHCP
18 39 (17.97%) VMware Infrastructure
19 38 (17.51%) CCNP
20 35 (16.13%) Internet
20 35 (16.13%) Self-Motivation
21 34 (15.67%) Linux
22 33 (15.21%) Meraki
22 33 (15.21%) AWS
23 31 (14.29%) ITIL
23 31 (14.29%) Citrix
23 31 (14.29%) Wireless
23 31 (14.29%) VLAN

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 17 (7.83%) SharePoint
2 10 (4.61%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.46%) IIS
4 1 (0.46%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.46%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 18 (8.29%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.84%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.46%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.46%) Revit
Business Applications
1 4 (1.84%) Dynamics NAV
1 4 (1.84%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 81 (37.33%) Azure
2 63 (29.03%) Office 365
3 33 (15.21%) AWS
4 21 (9.68%) Azure Active Directory
5 13 (5.99%) OneDrive
6 12 (5.53%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 12 (5.53%) IaaS
7 7 (3.23%) G Suite
7 7 (3.23%) GCP
7 7 (3.23%) PaaS
8 6 (2.76%) Cloudflare
9 5 (2.30%) Mimecast
10 4 (1.84%) Power Platform
10 4 (1.84%) SaaS
11 2 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.46%) Akamai
12 1 (0.46%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 188 (86.64%) LAN
2 112 (51.61%) Firewall
3 55 (25.35%) DNS
4 50 (23.04%) VPN
5 41 (18.89%) Wi-Fi
6 40 (18.43%) TCP/IP
7 39 (17.97%) DHCP
8 35 (16.13%) Internet
9 31 (14.29%) VLAN
9 31 (14.29%) Wireless
10 29 (13.36%) MPLS
11 27 (12.44%) Network Security
12 23 (10.60%) VoIP
13 19 (8.76%) SAN
14 18 (8.29%) BGP
15 16 (7.37%) Wireshark
16 13 (5.99%) Cisco IOS
17 12 (5.53%) Cisco ASA
18 10 (4.61%) OSPF
18 10 (4.61%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (2.76%) SQL Server 2017
3 5 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (1.84%) Power BI
5 3 (1.38%) MySQL
6 1 (0.46%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.46%) JIRA
1 1 (0.46%) MSI
1 1 (0.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (8.29%) Telecoms
2 17 (7.83%) Retail
3 12 (5.53%) Finance
4 4 (1.84%) Public Sector
5 2 (0.92%) Banking
5 2 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 82 (37.79%) Network Engineer
2 27 (12.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 25 (11.52%) Support Engineer
4 22 (10.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 22 (10.14%) IT Engineer
5 20 (9.22%) Analyst
5 20 (9.22%) Cisco Engineer
5 20 (9.22%) Field Engineer
6 19 (8.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 19 (8.76%) Network Field Engineer
7 18 (8.29%) 3rd Line Support
8 17 (7.83%) Senior Network Engineer
9 16 (7.37%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
10 15 (6.91%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 15 (6.91%) Administrator
11 14 (6.45%) IT Support
12 13 (5.99%) Systems Administrator
13 12 (5.53%) Architect
13 12 (5.53%) IT Support Engineer
13 12 (5.53%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.53%) LDAP
2 5 (2.30%) 802.1X
2 5 (2.30%) REST
2 5 (2.30%) SOAP
3 1 (0.46%) COM
3 1 (0.46%) HTML
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.46%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (16.13%) Self-Motivation
2 27 (12.44%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (8.76%) Data Centre
3 19 (8.76%) Driving Licence
4 13 (5.99%) Management Information System
5 9 (4.15%) iPad
6 6 (2.76%) EPoS
6 6 (2.76%) Smartphone
7 4 (1.84%) FMCG
8 3 (1.38%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.38%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.92%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.46%) Handset
10 1 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.46%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 73 (33.64%) Windows
2 48 (22.12%) Windows Server
3 34 (15.67%) Linux
4 29 (13.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (10.60%) Windows 10
6 18 (8.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (7.83%) Windows Server 2016
8 10 (4.61%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (2.30%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.84%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.38%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.92%) Android
12 2 (0.92%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.92%) Windows Server 2019
13 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.46%) Unix
13 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (22.12%) Problem-Solving
2 31 (14.29%) ITIL
3 24 (11.06%) WAN Optimisation
4 23 (10.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 18 (8.29%) DevOps
5 18 (8.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 15 (6.91%) Service Delivery
7 13 (5.99%) Network Management
8 12 (5.53%) Network Monitoring
9 11 (5.07%) Security Operations
10 10 (4.61%) Incident Management
10 10 (4.61%) Load Balancing
11 9 (4.15%) B2B
11 9 (4.15%) ERP
11 9 (4.15%) Mobile Device Management
12 8 (3.69%) Email Filtering
12 8 (3.69%) Kalman Filter
12 8 (3.69%) Presales
12 8 (3.69%) Technical Analysis
12 8 (3.69%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 29 (13.36%) SQL
2 10 (4.61%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 92 (42.40%) Cisco Certification
2 69 (31.80%) CCNA
3 38 (17.51%) CCNP
4 29 (13.36%) JNCIA
5 15 (6.91%) Degree
5 15 (6.91%) JNCIS
6 9 (4.15%) CCIE
7 8 (3.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (3.23%) MCP
9 6 (2.76%) MCSE
10 5 (2.30%) CCSA
10 5 (2.30%) CCSE
11 4 (1.84%) Check Point Certification
12 3 (1.38%) MCSA
13 2 (0.92%) CCDP
13 2 (0.92%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.46%) HNC
14 1 (0.46%) MCSD
14 1 (0.46%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (9.68%) SLA
2 2 (0.92%) GDPR
2 2 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 57 (26.27%) Active Directory
2 39 (17.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (13.36%) Hyper-V
4 24 (11.06%) vSphere
5 9 (4.15%) XenApp
6 5 (2.30%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (1.38%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (1.38%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.92%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.46%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.46%) Docker
9 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 13 (5.99%) SCCM
2 12 (5.53%) Single Sign-On
3 7 (3.23%) FortiGate
4 6 (2.76%) Opsgenie
5 5 (2.30%) WSUS
6 3 (1.38%) AirWatch
6 3 (1.38%) Ansible
6 3 (1.38%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (1.38%) Puppet
7 2 (0.92%) Jamf Pro
7 2 (0.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (0.92%) Terraform
8 1 (0.46%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.46%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.46%) SCOM
8 1 (0.46%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.46%) vRealize
Vendors
1 122 (56.22%) Cisco
2 70 (32.26%) VMware
3 66 (30.41%) Microsoft
4 49 (22.58%) Juniper
5 33 (15.21%) Meraki
6 31 (14.29%) Citrix
7 24 (11.06%) Sophos
8 19 (8.76%) Avaya
9 18 (8.29%) Palo Alto
10 17 (7.83%) CheckPoint
11 14 (6.45%) SonicWALL
12 10 (4.61%) HP
12 10 (4.61%) SAP
13 9 (4.15%) Google
14 8 (3.69%) Aruba
14 8 (3.69%) NetApp
15 7 (3.23%) F5
15 7 (3.23%) Mitel
16 6 (2.76%) Apple
16 6 (2.76%) Atlassian