Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > East of England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 93 78
Rank change year-on-year +7 -15 +23
Permanent jobs citing WAN 404 398 516
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.34% 3.00% 3.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.57% 18.81% 19.93%
Number of salaries quoted 337 381 436
East of England median annual salary £47,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.59% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £66,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -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 2300 2116 2589
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.00% 15.97% 17.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1907 1710 2032
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,100 £66,250 £63,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 -19 180 £50,000 +11.11% 9
Cambridgeshire +1 91 £42,500 - 3
Bedfordshire +23 62 £40,750 -25.91% 1
Essex +62 57 £52,500 +50.00% 2
Suffolk -9 11 £29,000 -22.67%
Norfolk +10 3 £35,250 +28.18% 1
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for WAN.

1 356 (88.12%) LAN
2 261 (64.60%) Cisco
3 182 (45.05%) Firewall
4 156 (38.61%) Windows
5 144 (35.64%) VMware
6 143 (35.40%) Cisco Certification
7 132 (32.67%) Data Centre
8 130 (32.18%) Microsoft
9 127 (31.44%) Active Directory
9 127 (31.44%) Citrix
10 122 (30.20%) CheckPoint
11 97 (24.01%) Windows Server
12 93 (23.02%) CCNA
12 93 (23.02%) VPN
13 92 (22.77%) Cisco ASA
14 89 (22.03%) CCNP
14 89 (22.03%) DHCP
15 86 (21.29%) DNS
16 85 (21.04%) BGP
17 81 (20.05%) OSPF
17 81 (20.05%) MS Exchange
18 74 (18.32%) ITIL
19 73 (18.07%) TCP/IP
20 72 (17.82%) VMware Infrastructure
21 67 (16.58%) Cisco IOS
21 67 (16.58%) Cisco Nexus
22 64 (15.84%) Microsoft Office
23 63 (15.59%) SAN
24 60 (14.85%) VoIP
24 60 (14.85%) Network Security

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 81 (20.05%) MS Exchange
2 35 (8.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (4.95%) Skype for Business
4 17 (4.21%) CMS
5 14 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (1.49%) IBM Connections
8 3 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.50%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.25%) Confluence
10 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 64 (15.84%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (3.71%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.25%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 51 (12.62%) Office 365
2 28 (6.93%) PaaS
3 14 (3.47%) IaaS
3 14 (3.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (2.48%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (1.49%) G Suite
6 3 (0.74%) Akamai
6 3 (0.74%) GitHub
7 2 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.50%) Amazon Glacier
7 2 (0.50%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.50%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.50%) AWS CloudTrail
7 2 (0.50%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.50%) SaaS
7 2 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 356 (88.12%) LAN
2 182 (45.05%) Firewall
3 93 (23.02%) VPN
4 92 (22.77%) Cisco ASA
5 89 (22.03%) DHCP
6 86 (21.29%) DNS
7 85 (21.04%) BGP
8 81 (20.05%) OSPF
9 73 (18.07%) TCP/IP
10 67 (16.58%) Cisco IOS
10 67 (16.58%) Cisco Nexus
11 63 (15.59%) SAN
12 60 (14.85%) Network Security
12 60 (14.85%) VoIP
13 54 (13.37%) Wireless
14 51 (12.62%) VLAN
15 50 (12.38%) HTTP
16 41 (10.15%) FTP
16 41 (10.15%) MPLS
17 38 (9.41%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.67%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.25%) Big Data
4 1 (0.25%) MySQL
4 1 (0.25%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.24%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (0.74%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.25%) JIRA
4 1 (0.25%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 29 (7.18%) Finance
2 16 (3.96%) Back Office
2 16 (3.96%) Military
2 16 (3.96%) Retail
3 13 (3.22%) Games
4 12 (2.97%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.72%) Marketing
6 8 (1.98%) Electronics
7 6 (1.49%) Automotive
7 6 (1.49%) Multimedia
8 4 (0.99%) Legal
9 3 (0.74%) Advertising
10 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 95 (23.51%) Network Engineer
2 59 (14.60%) Support Engineer
3 58 (14.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 53 (13.12%) Consultant
5 42 (10.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 40 (9.90%) Analyst
7 37 (9.16%) Cisco Engineer
7 37 (9.16%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 36 (8.91%) Security Engineer
9 34 (8.42%) 3rd Line Support
10 30 (7.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 30 (7.43%) Network Consultant
11 27 (6.68%) Senior Network Engineer
12 26 (6.44%) Security Consultant
13 24 (5.94%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
14 23 (5.69%) Cisco Consultant
14 23 (5.69%) Cisco Network Consultant
14 23 (5.69%) Infrastructure Support
15 22 (5.45%) Administrator
16 21 (5.20%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (7.67%) HTML
1 31 (7.67%) XML
2 17 (4.21%) POSIX
3 8 (1.98%) SAML
3 8 (1.98%) XMPP
4 4 (0.99%) 802.1X
4 4 (0.99%) Django
5 3 (0.74%) Flash
5 3 (0.74%) JSON
5 3 (0.74%) REST
6 1 (0.25%) .NET
6 1 (0.25%) OpenEmbedded
6 1 (0.25%) RESTful
6 1 (0.25%) Web Services
6 1 (0.25%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 132 (32.67%) Data Centre
2 45 (11.14%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (6.68%) Management Information System
4 25 (6.19%) Driving Licence
5 12 (2.97%) PKI
6 11 (2.72%) Blog
7 9 (2.23%) Data Protection Act
7 9 (2.23%) User Experience
8 7 (1.73%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.49%) CMDB
9 6 (1.49%) Mainframe
9 6 (1.49%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.49%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.49%) Smartphone
10 3 (0.74%) Clustering
10 3 (0.74%) EMC VMAX
10 3 (0.74%) EPoS
10 3 (0.74%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.74%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.50%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 156 (38.61%) Windows
2 97 (24.01%) Windows Server
3 58 (14.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 37 (9.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (8.42%) Linux
6 32 (7.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 30 (7.43%) Windows 7
8 28 (6.93%) Windows 10
9 19 (4.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (2.72%) Windows 8
11 7 (1.73%) Unix
12 4 (0.99%) Embedded Linux
13 3 (0.74%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.50%) CentOS
14 2 (0.50%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.50%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.25%) Android
15 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (18.32%) ITIL
2 46 (11.39%) E-Commerce
3 44 (10.89%) Presales
4 41 (10.15%) Disaster Recovery
5 39 (9.65%) Network Management
6 33 (8.17%) Change Management
7 26 (6.44%) Mentoring
8 25 (6.19%) Data Security
8 25 (6.19%) Project Management
9 23 (5.69%) Load Balancing
10 22 (5.45%) Network Design
10 22 (5.45%) Software Deployment
11 20 (4.95%) PRINCE2
12 19 (4.70%) Agile Software Development
12 19 (4.70%) Server Building
12 19 (4.70%) Server Virtualisation
13 18 (4.46%) Network Monitoring
14 17 (4.21%) Data Encryption
14 17 (4.21%) Network Optimisation
15 16 (3.96%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 19 (4.70%) PowerShell
2 18 (4.46%) SQL
3 15 (3.71%) Python
4 12 (2.97%) VBScript
5 8 (1.98%) Bash Shell
6 7 (1.73%) C
6 7 (1.73%) R
6 7 (1.73%) Ruby
7 2 (0.50%) C++
7 2 (0.50%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.25%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.25%) Java
8 1 (0.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 143 (35.40%) Cisco Certification
2 93 (23.02%) CCNA
3 89 (22.03%) CCNP
4 39 (9.65%) Degree
5 30 (7.43%) Network+ Certification
6 29 (7.18%) CCDP
7 28 (6.93%) CCSE
8 27 (6.68%) CCSA
9 22 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
10 16 (3.96%) MCSE
11 13 (3.22%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (2.97%) CISSP
12 12 (2.97%) Security Cleared
13 10 (2.48%) MCSA
13 10 (2.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 9 (2.23%) SC Cleared
15 8 (1.98%) Check Point Certification
16 7 (1.73%) HNC
16 7 (1.73%) MCP
17 6 (1.49%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (7.92%) SLA
2 13 (3.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (2.72%) PCI DSS
4 9 (2.23%) Cyber Essentials
4 9 (2.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 6 (1.49%) GDPR
6 3 (0.74%) PMO
7 2 (0.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 127 (31.44%) Active Directory
2 72 (17.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (9.90%) Hyper-V
4 28 (6.93%) vSphere
5 26 (6.44%) XenApp
6 18 (4.46%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (3.47%) Terminal Services
8 4 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.74%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.25%) Docker
10 1 (0.25%) Firmware
10 1 (0.25%) iptables
10 1 (0.25%) KVM
Systems Management
1 24 (5.94%) Cacti
2 17 (4.21%) SCCM
3 15 (3.71%) WSUS
4 11 (2.72%) SmokePing
5 6 (1.49%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (1.49%) FortiGate
6 5 (1.24%) Puppet
7 4 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (0.99%) vCenter Server
8 3 (0.74%) Ansible
8 3 (0.74%) SCOM
8 3 (0.74%) vRealize
9 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.50%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.25%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 1 (0.25%) Cobbler
10 1 (0.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.25%) XenMobile
10 1 (0.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 261 (64.60%) Cisco
2 144 (35.64%) VMware
3 130 (32.18%) Microsoft
4 127 (31.44%) Citrix
5 122 (30.20%) CheckPoint
6 56 (13.86%) HP
7 47 (11.63%) F5
8 45 (11.14%) Juniper
9 34 (8.42%) Palo Alto
10 32 (7.92%) Fortinet
11 31 (7.67%) Arista
12 29 (7.18%) Meraki
13 18 (4.46%) IBM
14 17 (4.21%) Aruba
14 17 (4.21%) Xerox
15 15 (3.71%) Blue Coat
16 12 (2.97%) Avaya
17 11 (2.72%) EMC
18 7 (1.73%) Google
18 7 (1.73%) Nokia