Period
to 17 May 2021

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 17 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > East of England
6 months to
17 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 96 58 100
Rank change year-on-year -38 +42 +33
Permanent jobs citing WAN 98 198 232
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 2.52% 4.39% 2.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.71% 21.71% 14.54%
Number of salaries quoted 73 155 165
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £24,850
25th Percentile £37,000 £32,500 £28,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £42,500 £32,500
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% +30.77% -27.78%
75th Percentile £66,250 £52,750 £47,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £68,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £47,750 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.11% - -4.26%

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 666 912 1,596
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 17.15% 20.23% 19.67%
Number of salaries quoted 428 712 1,196
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £25,750
25th Percentile £35,321 £31,250 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% - -5.56%
75th Percentile £64,000 £55,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £80,375 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,362 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.29% +3.92% -

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 17 May 2021.

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 17 May 2021. 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 -16 50 £60,000 +50.00% 5
Hertfordshire -30 16 £37,250 -15.34% 2
Bedfordshire +15 14 £38,500 -35.83% 4
Essex +3 11 £44,500 +11.25% 6
Norfolk +6 5 - - 1
Suffolk +5 2 £38,750 -29.55%
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 17 May 2021, 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 78 (79.59%) LAN
2 54 (55.10%) Firewall
3 44 (44.90%) Cisco
4 31 (31.63%) Microsoft
5 30 (30.61%) SD-WAN
6 29 (29.59%) CCNA
6 29 (29.59%) Cisco Certification
7 28 (28.57%) Windows
8 27 (27.55%) Network Security
9 26 (26.53%) VMware
10 24 (24.49%) MPLS
11 23 (23.47%) Azure
12 22 (22.45%) CheckPoint
12 22 (22.45%) Active Directory
13 20 (20.41%) ITIL
13 20 (20.41%) Social Skills
14 19 (19.39%) VMware Infrastructure
14 19 (19.39%) Cisco ASA
14 19 (19.39%) Microsoft 365
14 19 (19.39%) Presales
14 19 (19.39%) Windows Server
15 18 (18.37%) Wi-Fi
16 17 (17.35%) VoIP
17 15 (15.31%) VPN
17 15 (15.31%) Cisco Firepower
18 14 (14.29%) Internet
18 14 (14.29%) Hyper-V
19 13 (13.27%) Time Management
19 13 (13.27%) vSphere
19 13 (13.27%) MS Exchange

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 (13.27%) MS Exchange
1 13 (13.27%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (6.12%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (6.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (3.06%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 23 (23.47%) Azure
2 19 (19.39%) Microsoft 365
3 6 (6.12%) Azure Active Directory
3 6 (6.12%) Google Play
4 4 (4.08%) AWS
5 3 (3.06%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (2.04%) IaaS
6 2 (2.04%) PaaS
6 2 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 78 (79.59%) LAN
2 54 (55.10%) Firewall
3 30 (30.61%) SD-WAN
4 27 (27.55%) Network Security
5 24 (24.49%) MPLS
6 19 (19.39%) Cisco ASA
7 18 (18.37%) Wi-Fi
8 17 (17.35%) VoIP
9 15 (15.31%) Cisco Firepower
9 15 (15.31%) VPN
10 14 (14.29%) Internet
11 13 (13.27%) VLAN
12 11 (11.22%) Wireless
13 8 (8.16%) Cisco Nexus
14 6 (6.12%) BGP
14 6 (6.12%) Cisco ISE
14 6 (6.12%) OSPF
15 4 (4.08%) EIGRP
16 3 (3.06%) Software-Defined Networking
16 3 (3.06%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 20 (20.41%) Social Skills
2 10 (10.20%) Telecoms
3 9 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (8.16%) Organisational Skills
5 4 (4.08%) Law
5 4 (4.08%) Public Sector
6 3 (3.06%) Presentation Skills
7 2 (2.04%) Finance
8 1 (1.02%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 28 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 15 (15.31%) Security Engineer
3 13 (13.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (13.27%) Network Security Engineer
4 12 (12.24%) Team Leader
5 11 (11.22%) Architect
6 10 (10.20%) WAN Engineer
7 9 (9.18%) Cisco Engineer
7 9 (9.18%) Support Engineer
8 8 (8.16%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (8.16%) Service Manager
9 7 (7.14%) Escalation Engineer
9 7 (7.14%) Network Architect
9 7 (7.14%) Technical Architect
10 6 (6.12%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (6.12%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (6.12%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (6.12%) Analyst
10 6 (6.12%) Help Desk Team Lead
10 6 (6.12%) Network Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.18%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.12%) Private Cloud
2 6 (6.12%) Smartphone
3 5 (5.10%) Driving Licence
4 4 (4.08%) Public Cloud
4 4 (4.08%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.04%) FMCG
5 2 (2.04%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.04%) Robotics
6 1 (1.02%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 28 (28.57%) Windows
2 19 (19.39%) Windows Server
3 9 (9.18%) Windows 10
4 7 (7.14%) Android
5 6 (6.12%) Linux
6 4 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.06%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (3.06%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (2.04%) Mac OS
8 2 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.02%) Debian
9 1 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.02%) Unix
9 1 (1.02%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (20.41%) ITIL
2 19 (19.39%) Presales
3 13 (13.27%) Time Management
4 12 (12.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 10 (10.20%) Software Licensing
6 9 (9.18%) Network Architecture
6 9 (9.18%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (8.16%) DNA
7 8 (8.16%) Network Management
8 7 (7.14%) SIEM
9 6 (6.12%) Architecture Roadmap
9 6 (6.12%) Enterprise Architecture
9 6 (6.12%) Project Delivery
9 6 (6.12%) Project Management
9 6 (6.12%) Service Management
10 5 (5.10%) Cybersecurity
11 4 (4.08%) Asset Management
11 4 (4.08%) ITSM
11 4 (4.08%) Vulnerability Management
11 4 (4.08%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.24%) SQL
2 2 (2.04%) C#
Qualifications
1 29 (29.59%) CCNA
1 29 (29.59%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (10.20%) CCNP
3 9 (9.18%) Security Cleared
4 8 (8.16%) Degree
4 8 (8.16%) SC Cleared
5 7 (7.14%) JNCIA
5 7 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (6.12%) CEH
6 6 (6.12%) CISSP
7 5 (5.10%) CCSA
8 4 (4.08%) JNCIS
9 3 (3.06%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (2.04%) GPEN
10 2 (2.04%) OSCP
10 2 (2.04%) TOGAF Certification
11 1 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (1.02%) Check Point Certification
11 1 (1.02%) MCP
11 1 (1.02%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.04%) NIST
1 2 (2.04%) PMO
System Software
1 22 (22.45%) Active Directory
2 19 (19.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 13 (13.27%) vSphere
5 6 (6.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 6 (6.12%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (6.12%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.02%) KVM
6 1 (1.02%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.02%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (6.12%) Nessus
1 6 (6.12%) PaperCut
2 4 (4.08%) SCCM
3 3 (3.06%) FortiGate
3 3 (3.06%) Terraform
4 2 (2.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 44 (44.90%) Cisco
2 31 (31.63%) Microsoft
3 26 (26.53%) VMware
4 22 (22.45%) CheckPoint
5 9 (9.18%) Juniper
6 8 (8.16%) Meraki
6 8 (8.16%) Veeam
7 7 (7.14%) Palo Alto
7 7 (7.14%) SonicWALL
8 6 (6.12%) Avaya
8 6 (6.12%) BMC
8 6 (6.12%) Google
8 6 (6.12%) Huawei
8 6 (6.12%) Mitel
8 6 (6.12%) NEC
9 4 (4.08%) Rapid7
9 4 (4.08%) Sophos
10 3 (3.06%) Fortinet
11 2 (2.04%) Dell
11 2 (2.04%) HP