Period
to 4 July 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 4 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > East of England
6 months to
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 56 119 127
Rank change year-on-year +63 +8 -29
Permanent jobs citing WAN 153 196 301
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 4.22% 2.58% 2.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.02% 12.89% 13.53%
Number of salaries quoted 127 163 253
Median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% -22.22% -5.26%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,550 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,000 £63,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% -4.26% +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 728 1,521 2,224
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 20.09% 20.01% 18.00%
Number of salaries quoted 561 1,161 1,690
Median annual salary £44,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.11% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.53% -2.11% +5.56%

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 4 July 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 4 July 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 +30 63 £42,500 +21.43% 6
Cambridgeshire +55 47 £46,500 +32.86% 4
Essex +10 17 £45,000 -26.53%
Bedfordshire +11 12 £70,000 +100.00% 1
Suffolk +17 10 £33,183 +50.83% 2
Norfolk +9 4 £36,750 +31.32%
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 4 July 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.

1 131 (85.62%) LAN
2 91 (59.48%) Cisco
3 81 (52.94%) Firewall
4 69 (45.10%) VMware
4 69 (45.10%) Azure
5 63 (41.18%) Windows
6 60 (39.22%) Cisco Certification
7 53 (34.64%) Microsoft
8 52 (33.99%) Office 365
9 40 (26.14%) DNS
9 40 (26.14%) Active Directory
10 39 (25.49%) Wi-Fi
10 39 (25.49%) Windows Server
11 38 (24.84%) CCNA
12 37 (24.18%) Juniper
13 36 (23.53%) DHCP
13 36 (23.53%) VPN
13 36 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
14 35 (22.88%) VMware Infrastructure
15 33 (21.57%) Meraki
16 32 (20.92%) TCP/IP
17 29 (18.95%) AWS
18 28 (18.30%) Wireless
18 28 (18.30%) Internet
19 27 (17.65%) CCNP
19 27 (17.65%) ITIL
19 27 (17.65%) SQL
20 26 (16.99%) Citrix
20 26 (16.99%) Windows Server 2012
21 25 (16.34%) vSphere

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 13 (8.50%) SharePoint
2 9 (5.88%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.65%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.61%) Dynamics NAV
1 4 (2.61%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 69 (45.10%) Azure
2 52 (33.99%) Office 365
3 29 (18.95%) AWS
4 20 (13.07%) Azure Active Directory
5 11 (7.19%) OneDrive
6 10 (6.54%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 8 (5.23%) Mimecast
8 4 (2.61%) G Suite
8 4 (2.61%) GCP
8 4 (2.61%) IaaS
8 4 (2.61%) PaaS
8 4 (2.61%) Power Platform
9 3 (1.96%) Cloudflare
10 2 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.65%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 131 (85.62%) LAN
2 81 (52.94%) Firewall
3 40 (26.14%) DNS
4 39 (25.49%) Wi-Fi
5 36 (23.53%) DHCP
5 36 (23.53%) VPN
6 32 (20.92%) TCP/IP
7 28 (18.30%) Internet
7 28 (18.30%) Wireless
8 24 (15.69%) VoIP
9 23 (15.03%) Network Security
10 21 (13.73%) MPLS
11 19 (12.42%) Cisco ASA
11 19 (12.42%) VLAN
12 17 (11.11%) SAN
13 15 (9.80%) Cisco IOS
14 12 (7.84%) BGP
15 10 (6.54%) Junos
16 8 (5.23%) Cisco Wireless
16 8 (5.23%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.23%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (3.92%) SQL Server 2017
3 5 (3.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.61%) Power BI
5 2 (1.31%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.65%) JIRA
General
1 16 (10.46%) Telecoms
2 15 (9.80%) Retail
3 9 (5.88%) Finance
4 2 (1.31%) Public Sector
5 1 (0.65%) Banking
5 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 56 (36.60%) Network Engineer
2 19 (12.42%) Analyst
3 18 (11.76%) Support Engineer
4 17 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
5 15 (9.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 15 (9.80%) Field Engineer
5 15 (9.80%) Network Field Engineer
6 13 (8.50%) 3rd Line Support
6 13 (8.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (7.84%) Administrator
8 11 (7.19%) IT Engineer
8 11 (7.19%) Network Analyst
8 11 (7.19%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (7.19%) Network Support
9 10 (6.54%) Architect
9 10 (6.54%) IT Support
9 10 (6.54%) Service Desk Support
9 10 (6.54%) Systems Administrator
10 9 (5.88%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
10 9 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.27%) REST
1 5 (3.27%) SOAP
2 4 (2.61%) 802.1X
3 3 (1.96%) LDAP
4 1 (0.65%) HTML
4 1 (0.65%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.07%) Self-Motivation
2 16 (10.46%) Management Information System
3 14 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (9.15%) Data Centre
4 9 (5.88%) Driving Licence
5 7 (4.58%) iPad
6 6 (3.92%) EPoS
7 5 (3.27%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.96%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.96%) FMCG
8 3 (1.96%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.96%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.65%) AS400
9 1 (0.65%) Handset
9 1 (0.65%) iSeries
9 1 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.65%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.65%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 63 (41.18%) Windows
2 39 (25.49%) Windows Server
3 26 (16.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (13.73%) Linux
5 18 (11.76%) Windows 10
6 17 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (9.80%) Windows Server 2016
8 10 (6.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (5.23%) Apple iOS
10 5 (3.27%) Android
10 5 (3.27%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.96%) Mac OS
11 3 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.31%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.31%) Unix
12 2 (1.31%) Windows Server 2019
13 1 (0.65%) Debian
13 1 (0.65%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
2 27 (17.65%) ITIL
3 17 (11.11%) WAN Optimisation
4 15 (9.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 12 (7.84%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (7.19%) Network Management
6 11 (7.19%) Service Delivery
7 10 (6.54%) Cybersecurity
8 9 (5.88%) Incident Management
8 9 (5.88%) Service Management
9 8 (5.23%) Change Management
9 8 (5.23%) Configuration Management
9 8 (5.23%) Customer Requirements
9 8 (5.23%) ERP
9 8 (5.23%) Kalman Filter
9 8 (5.23%) Network Monitoring
9 8 (5.23%) Presales
9 8 (5.23%) Technical Analysis
9 8 (5.23%) Technical Leadership
9 8 (5.23%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 27 (17.65%) SQL
2 8 (5.23%) Python
3 7 (4.58%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.31%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.65%) Perl
Qualifications
1 60 (39.22%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (24.84%) CCNA
3 27 (17.65%) CCNP
4 15 (9.80%) JNCIA
5 9 (5.88%) CCIE
5 9 (5.88%) Degree
5 9 (5.88%) JNCIS
6 7 (4.58%) CCDP
7 5 (3.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.96%) MCP
8 3 (1.96%) MCSA
8 3 (1.96%) MCSE
9 1 (0.65%) CCSA
9 1 (0.65%) CCSE
9 1 (0.65%) CEH
9 1 (0.65%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (0.65%) CISSP
9 1 (0.65%) HNC
9 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.65%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (11.76%) SLA
2 1 (0.65%) GDPR
2 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 40 (26.14%) Active Directory
2 35 (22.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (16.34%) vSphere
4 21 (13.73%) Hyper-V
5 8 (5.23%) VMware Workstation
6 7 (4.58%) XenApp
7 6 (3.92%) VMware Server
8 3 (1.96%) VMware NSX
9 2 (1.31%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.65%) KVM
10 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.65%) Snort
10 1 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.65%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (6.54%) SCCM
2 3 (1.96%) Ansible
2 3 (1.96%) FortiGate
2 3 (1.96%) Opsgenie
2 3 (1.96%) Puppet
2 3 (1.96%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (1.31%) Jamf Pro
3 2 (1.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (1.31%) Terraform
3 2 (1.31%) WSUS
4 1 (0.65%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.65%) Graylog
4 1 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.65%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.65%) vRealize
Vendors
1 91 (59.48%) Cisco
2 69 (45.10%) VMware
3 53 (34.64%) Microsoft
4 37 (24.18%) Juniper
5 33 (21.57%) Meraki
6 26 (16.99%) Citrix
7 22 (14.38%) Sophos
8 20 (13.07%) Palo Alto
9 11 (7.19%) CheckPoint
9 11 (7.19%) HP
9 11 (7.19%) SonicWALL
10 10 (6.54%) Avaya
11 8 (5.23%) NetApp
11 8 (5.23%) SAP
11 8 (5.23%) SolarWinds
12 7 (4.58%) F5
13 6 (3.92%) Apple
13 6 (3.92%) Aruba
13 6 (3.92%) Google
14 5 (3.27%) Veeam