Period
to 19 October 2018

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 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > East of England
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 106 81 96
Rank change year-on-year -25 +15 -10
Permanent jobs citing WAN 303 430 389
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.86% 3.70% 2.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.36% 19.08% 18.24%
Number of salaries quoted 248 350 346
East of England median annual salary £40,000 £48,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.67% +12.94% +1.19%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £67,875 £65,225 £61,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% -3.33%

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 1,973 2,254 2,133
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 18.62% 19.37% 16.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1,389 1,892 1,738
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,118 £25,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £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 19 October 2018.

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 19 October 2018. 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 +56 145 £37,500 -9.64% 15
Hertfordshire -47 94 £38,000 -24.00% 13
Bedfordshire -16 39 £51,250 +25.77% 4
Essex -25 15 £38,916 -25.87% 5
Suffolk +4 7 £25,500 -12.07% 1
Norfolk +14 3 £34,500 +3.76% 3
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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.

1 260 (85.81%) LAN
2 184 (60.73%) Firewall
3 170 (56.11%) Cisco
4 116 (38.28%) TCP/IP
5 111 (36.63%) Network Security
6 106 (34.98%) Windows
7 104 (34.32%) Cisco Certification
8 100 (33.00%) CheckPoint
9 98 (32.34%) Wi-Fi
10 91 (30.03%) Active Directory
11 88 (29.04%) VMware
12 85 (28.05%) VPN
13 84 (27.72%) CCNA
14 82 (27.06%) Problem-Solving
15 79 (26.07%) Retail
16 76 (25.08%) Microsoft
16 76 (25.08%) Data Centre
17 73 (24.09%) Network Management
18 69 (22.77%) Ethernet
18 69 (22.77%) OSPF
19 64 (21.12%) ITIL
20 63 (20.79%) Analytical Skills
21 58 (19.14%) DNS
21 58 (19.14%) BGP
22 57 (18.81%) Avaya
22 57 (18.81%) CCNP
22 57 (18.81%) VoIP
23 56 (18.48%) Degree
24 53 (17.49%) DHCP
25 52 (17.16%) Wireless

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 42 (13.86%) MS Exchange
2 13 (4.29%) Skype for Business
3 11 (3.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (2.97%) IIS
5 8 (2.64%) Office Communications Server
6 6 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.66%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.66%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.33%) Apache
9 1 (0.33%) IBM Connections
9 1 (0.33%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 26 (8.58%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.99%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.33%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 46 (15.18%) Office 365
2 23 (7.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.30%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (3.30%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (2.31%) OpenDNS
5 3 (0.99%) G Suite
5 3 (0.99%) IaaS
5 3 (0.99%) PaaS
6 2 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 260 (85.81%) LAN
2 184 (60.73%) Firewall
3 116 (38.28%) TCP/IP
4 111 (36.63%) Network Security
5 98 (32.34%) Wi-Fi
6 85 (28.05%) VPN
7 69 (22.77%) Ethernet
7 69 (22.77%) OSPF
8 58 (19.14%) BGP
8 58 (19.14%) DNS
9 57 (18.81%) VoIP
10 53 (17.49%) DHCP
11 52 (17.16%) Wireless
12 35 (11.55%) Intrusion Detection
12 35 (11.55%) Wireshark
13 32 (10.56%) MPLS
14 29 (9.57%) VLAN
15 26 (8.58%) SAN
16 18 (5.94%) Internet
17 15 (4.95%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (10.89%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (2.97%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (2.97%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (1.65%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.32%) MySQL
6 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.33%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.33%) GIS
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (0.33%) Power BI
General
1 79 (26.07%) Retail
2 30 (9.90%) Finance
3 15 (4.95%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.32%) Back Office
5 3 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.66%) Billing
6 2 (0.66%) Games
6 2 (0.66%) Marketing
7 1 (0.33%) Front Office
7 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 69 (22.77%) Analyst
2 66 (21.78%) Network Engineer
3 44 (14.52%) Network Analyst
4 30 (9.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 29 (9.57%) Team Leader
6 23 (7.59%) Network Manager
7 22 (7.26%) Security Analyst
8 21 (6.93%) Network Security Analyst
9 20 (6.60%) Support Engineer
10 19 (6.27%) Security Engineer
11 18 (5.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 18 (5.94%) 3rd Line Support
11 18 (5.94%) Network Security Engineer
12 16 (5.28%) Architect
13 15 (4.95%) 2nd Line Support
13 15 (4.95%) Cisco Engineer
13 15 (4.95%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
13 15 (4.95%) Solutions Analyst
14 14 (4.62%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 13 (4.29%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.29%) HTML
2 11 (3.63%) 802.1X
3 9 (2.97%) Flash
4 8 (2.64%) XML
5 5 (1.65%) Ajax
5 5 (1.65%) AngularJS
5 5 (1.65%) CSS
5 5 (1.65%) JSON
5 5 (1.65%) REST
6 2 (0.66%) LDAP
7 1 (0.33%) Django
7 1 (0.33%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.33%) MAPI
7 1 (0.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 76 (25.08%) Data Centre
2 63 (20.79%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (15.84%) Self-Motivation
4 38 (12.54%) Computer Science
5 29 (9.57%) Management Information System
6 26 (8.58%) Driving Licence
7 15 (4.95%) Virtual Team
8 9 (2.97%) EMC VMAX
9 6 (1.98%) Apple TV
9 6 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.66%) Cloud Native
10 2 (0.66%) Clustering
10 2 (0.66%) Handset
10 2 (0.66%) NHS
10 2 (0.66%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.66%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.33%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.33%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.33%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 106 (34.98%) Windows
2 52 (17.16%) Windows Server
3 31 (10.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (9.24%) Linux
5 23 (7.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (6.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (5.94%) Windows 10
7 18 (5.94%) Windows 7
8 14 (4.62%) Mac OS X
9 10 (3.30%) Apple iOS
10 7 (2.31%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.66%) AIX
11 2 (0.66%) Android
11 2 (0.66%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.66%) Unix
11 2 (0.66%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.33%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (27.06%) Problem-Solving
2 73 (24.09%) Network Management
3 64 (21.12%) ITIL
4 42 (13.86%) Information Security
4 42 (13.86%) Project Management
5 36 (11.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 26 (8.58%) Kalman Filter
7 25 (8.25%) Change Control
7 25 (8.25%) Web Filtering
8 21 (6.93%) Mentoring
8 21 (6.93%) WAN Optimisation
9 20 (6.60%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (6.60%) Proactive Monitoring
10 19 (6.27%) Disaster Recovery
11 17 (5.61%) Line Management
12 15 (4.95%) Capacity Management
12 15 (4.95%) Configuration Management
12 15 (4.95%) TOGAF
12 15 (4.95%) Virtual Team Management
13 14 (4.62%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 21 (6.93%) SQL
2 17 (5.61%) PowerShell
3 7 (2.31%) Python
4 6 (1.98%) C
5 1 (0.33%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.33%) C#
5 1 (0.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 104 (34.32%) Cisco Certification
2 84 (27.72%) CCNA
3 57 (18.81%) CCNP
4 56 (18.48%) Degree
5 25 (8.25%) CCSA
6 13 (4.29%) CISSP
7 12 (3.96%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (3.63%) CCIE
8 11 (3.63%) CEH
8 11 (3.63%) CISM
8 11 (3.63%) CREST Certified
8 11 (3.63%) GIAC
9 7 (2.31%) Network+ Certification
10 6 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (1.98%) MCSE
11 5 (1.65%) MCSA
12 4 (1.32%) CCENT
13 3 (0.99%) JNCIP
13 3 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (7.59%) SLA
2 11 (3.63%) PMO
3 5 (1.65%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.66%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.33%) GDPR
6 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 91 (30.03%) Active Directory
2 46 (15.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (11.22%) Hyper-V
4 15 (4.95%) XenApp
5 10 (3.30%) vSphere
6 9 (2.97%) Terminal Services
7 4 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.99%) VMware NSX
8 3 (0.99%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.66%) Ceph
9 2 (0.66%) Firmware
9 2 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 25 (8.25%) Stealthwatch
2 14 (4.62%) FortiGate
3 9 (2.97%) Nagios
4 8 (2.64%) Backup Exec
4 8 (2.64%) Cacti
5 3 (0.99%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.99%) Observium
5 3 (0.99%) Prometheus
5 3 (0.99%) RANCID
5 3 (0.99%) SCCM
6 2 (0.66%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.66%) Grafana
7 1 (0.33%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.33%) Ansible
7 1 (0.33%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 170 (56.11%) Cisco
2 100 (33.00%) CheckPoint
3 88 (29.04%) VMware
4 76 (25.08%) Microsoft
5 57 (18.81%) Avaya
6 50 (16.50%) Juniper
7 47 (15.51%) Citrix
7 47 (15.51%) Palo Alto
8 43 (14.19%) Nortel
9 37 (12.21%) Riverbed
10 25 (8.25%) SolarWinds
11 23 (7.59%) Dell
12 22 (7.26%) HP
13 21 (6.93%) Symantec
14 19 (6.27%) Fortinet
14 19 (6.27%) Meraki
15 18 (5.94%) Nokia
16 16 (5.28%) F5
17 15 (4.95%) McAfee
18 13 (4.29%) Brocade