Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > East of England
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 118 84 90
Rank change year-on-year -34 +6 -3
Permanent jobs citing WAN 302 412 435
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.62% 3.39% 3.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.57% 19.13% 19.35%
Number of salaries quoted 239 313 370
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75% -
10th Percentile £24,600 £24,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% +2.27% -2.22%

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 2,073 2,154 2,248
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 18.01% 17.74% 16.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1,484 1,753 1,863
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,050 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £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 15 August 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 15 August 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 +46 117 £44,500 +36.92% 8
Hertfordshire -49 116 £40,000 -20.00% 16
Bedfordshire -19 38 £50,000 +25.00% 6
Essex -10 17 £50,000 -4.76% 2
Suffolk +5 9 £25,500 -12.07%
Norfolk +17 5 £26,000 -20.00%
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 232 (76.82%) LAN
2 178 (58.94%) Cisco
3 175 (57.95%) Firewall
4 112 (37.09%) Windows
5 93 (30.79%) Data Centre
6 92 (30.46%) CheckPoint
7 90 (29.80%) Cisco Certification
7 90 (29.80%) Microsoft
7 90 (29.80%) TCP/IP
8 89 (29.47%) Wi-Fi
9 88 (29.14%) VPN
9 88 (29.14%) Network Security
10 87 (28.81%) VMware
11 85 (28.15%) Active Directory
12 80 (26.49%) CCNA
13 79 (26.16%) ITIL
14 70 (23.18%) Retail
15 65 (21.52%) Degree
16 64 (21.19%) Analytical Skills
16 64 (21.19%) Problem-Solving
17 63 (20.86%) Citrix
18 57 (18.87%) VoIP
19 55 (18.21%) Avaya
20 54 (17.88%) Network Management
21 53 (17.55%) CCNP
21 53 (17.55%) OSPF
22 51 (16.89%) MS Exchange
23 48 (15.89%) BGP
23 48 (15.89%) Ethernet
23 48 (15.89%) DNS

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 51 (16.89%) MS Exchange
2 12 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (3.31%) Skype for Business
4 7 (2.32%) IIS
5 6 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (1.99%) Office Communications Server
6 4 (1.32%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.66%) Apache
9 1 (0.33%) Drupal
9 1 (0.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 39 (12.91%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.33%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 45 (14.90%) Office 365
2 17 (5.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (2.32%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.66%) Akamai
5 2 (0.66%) G Suite
5 2 (0.66%) IaaS
5 2 (0.66%) PaaS
6 1 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 232 (76.82%) LAN
2 175 (57.95%) Firewall
3 90 (29.80%) TCP/IP
4 89 (29.47%) Wi-Fi
5 88 (29.14%) Network Security
5 88 (29.14%) VPN
6 57 (18.87%) VoIP
7 53 (17.55%) OSPF
8 48 (15.89%) BGP
8 48 (15.89%) DNS
8 48 (15.89%) Ethernet
9 47 (15.56%) DHCP
10 41 (13.58%) Wireless
11 38 (12.58%) MPLS
12 32 (10.60%) SAN
13 31 (10.26%) Cisco ASA
13 31 (10.26%) Intrusion Detection
14 30 (9.93%) NetScaler
15 28 (9.27%) VLAN
16 25 (8.28%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (8.61%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (4.64%) SQL Server 2005
3 14 (4.64%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (0.99%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.33%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.33%) GIS
6 1 (0.33%) MySQL
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.66%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.33%) Artifactory
2 1 (0.33%) JMeter
2 1 (0.33%) NUnit
2 1 (0.33%) Selenium
2 1 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.33%) SpecFlow
2 1 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 70 (23.18%) Retail
2 33 (10.93%) Finance
3 20 (6.62%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.32%) Advertising
5 3 (0.99%) Marketing
5 3 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.66%) Billing
6 2 (0.66%) Games
6 2 (0.66%) Military
7 1 (0.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 72 (23.84%) Network Engineer
2 50 (16.56%) Analyst
3 37 (12.25%) Team Leader
4 29 (9.60%) Support Engineer
5 24 (7.95%) Network Manager
6 23 (7.62%) Network Analyst
7 21 (6.95%) Senior Network Engineer
8 20 (6.62%) 3rd Line Support
9 18 (5.96%) 2nd Line Support
9 18 (5.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 18 (5.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 16 (5.30%) Cisco Engineer
10 16 (5.30%) Security Engineer
11 15 (4.97%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 15 (4.97%) Solutions Analyst
12 14 (4.64%) Network Security Engineer
12 14 (4.64%) Network Team Leader
13 13 (4.30%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 13 (4.30%) Architect
13 13 (4.30%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.96%) HTML
2 15 (4.97%) XML
3 14 (4.64%) Flash
4 10 (3.31%) 802.1X
5 5 (1.66%) Django
6 2 (0.66%) Ajax
6 2 (0.66%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.66%) CSS
6 2 (0.66%) JSON
6 2 (0.66%) LDAP
6 2 (0.66%) REST
6 2 (0.66%) Web Services
7 1 (0.33%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.33%) MAPI
7 1 (0.33%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 93 (30.79%) Data Centre
2 64 (21.19%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (11.92%) Computer Science
4 35 (11.59%) Self-Motivation
5 31 (10.26%) Management Information System
6 30 (9.93%) Driving Licence
7 15 (4.97%) Virtual Team
8 14 (4.64%) EMC VMAX
9 6 (1.99%) Apple TV
10 4 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.66%) Clustering
11 2 (0.66%) NHS
11 2 (0.66%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.66%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.33%) Cloud Native
12 1 (0.33%) FMCG
12 1 (0.33%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 112 (37.09%) Windows
2 39 (12.91%) Windows Server
3 32 (10.60%) Linux
3 32 (10.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (7.62%) Windows 10
5 19 (6.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (5.96%) Windows 7
6 18 (5.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (4.30%) Mac OS X
8 9 (2.98%) Apple iOS
9 7 (2.32%) Windows 8
10 6 (1.99%) Windows XP
11 5 (1.66%) Embedded Linux
12 3 (0.99%) Unix
13 2 (0.66%) Android
14 1 (0.33%) AIX
14 1 (0.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (26.16%) ITIL
2 64 (21.19%) Problem-Solving
3 54 (17.88%) Network Management
4 42 (13.91%) Project Management
5 31 (10.26%) Proactive Monitoring
6 28 (9.27%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (8.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 23 (7.62%) Disaster Recovery
8 23 (7.62%) Information Security
8 23 (7.62%) WAN Optimisation
9 22 (7.28%) Mentoring
10 21 (6.95%) Line Management
11 18 (5.96%) Change Control
11 18 (5.96%) E-Commerce
12 17 (5.63%) Capacity Management
12 17 (5.63%) Configuration Management
13 16 (5.30%) Coaching
14 15 (4.97%) Change Management
14 15 (4.97%) Virtual Team Management
15 14 (4.64%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 14 (4.64%) Python
2 12 (3.97%) PowerShell
3 10 (3.31%) SQL
4 9 (2.98%) C
5 6 (1.99%) Ruby
6 2 (0.66%) VBScript
7 1 (0.33%) C#
7 1 (0.33%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.33%) PHP
7 1 (0.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 90 (29.80%) Cisco Certification
2 80 (26.49%) CCNA
3 65 (21.52%) Degree
4 53 (17.55%) CCNP
5 17 (5.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (5.63%) Network+ Certification
6 13 (4.30%) ITIL Certification
7 12 (3.97%) CISSP
8 11 (3.64%) CEH
8 11 (3.64%) CISM
8 11 (3.64%) CREST Certified
8 11 (3.64%) GIAC
9 10 (3.31%) CCIE
10 8 (2.65%) A+ Certification
10 8 (2.65%) Security Cleared
11 7 (2.32%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (2.32%) MCSE
11 7 (2.32%) SC Cleared
12 6 (1.99%) MCP
12 6 (1.99%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (14.57%) SLA
2 12 (3.97%) PMO
3 9 (2.98%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (0.99%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 85 (28.15%) Active Directory
2 48 (15.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (9.93%) Hyper-V
4 19 (6.29%) XenApp
5 16 (5.30%) vSphere
6 6 (1.99%) Terminal Services
7 5 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.66%) VMware NSX
8 3 (0.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.33%) Ceph
9 1 (0.33%) Docker
9 1 (0.33%) Firmware
9 1 (0.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (6.29%) FortiGate
2 9 (2.98%) SCCM
3 6 (1.99%) Cacti
3 6 (1.99%) Nagios
4 5 (1.66%) Stealthwatch
5 3 (0.99%) Backup Exec
5 3 (0.99%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (0.99%) vCenter Server
6 2 (0.66%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.66%) Puppet
6 2 (0.66%) vRealize
7 1 (0.33%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.33%) Ansible
7 1 (0.33%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.33%) Grafana
7 1 (0.33%) Observium
7 1 (0.33%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.33%) RANCID
7 1 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 178 (58.94%) Cisco
2 92 (30.46%) CheckPoint
3 90 (29.80%) Microsoft
4 87 (28.81%) VMware
5 63 (20.86%) Citrix
6 55 (18.21%) Avaya
7 40 (13.25%) Juniper
7 40 (13.25%) Nortel
8 36 (11.92%) Palo Alto
8 36 (11.92%) Riverbed
9 28 (9.27%) HP
10 25 (8.28%) F5
11 22 (7.28%) Fortinet
12 20 (6.62%) Arista
13 19 (6.29%) McAfee
14 16 (5.30%) Dell
15 15 (4.97%) CA
15 15 (4.97%) EMC
16 14 (4.64%) CommVault
16 14 (4.64%) FalconStor