Period
to 21 March 2019

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 21 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > East of England
6 months to
21 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 90 120 103
Rank change year-on-year +30 -17 -39
Permanent jobs citing WAN 277 324 364
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.23% 2.54% 2.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.00% 14.23% 18.50%
Number of salaries quoted 211 292 293
East of England median annual salary £35,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.22% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £71,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.11% +5.88% -5.56%

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 1,629 2,277 1,968
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 18.97% 17.82% 15.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1,200 1,841 1,517
East of England median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,750 £23,900
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% -

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 21 March 2019.

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 21 March 2019. 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 +89 125 £35,000 -22.22% 16
Hertfordshire -24 84 £32,500 -27.78% 15
Bedfordshire +2 35 £27,500 -31.25% 6
Essex +18 22 £59,750 +32.78% 4
Suffolk +15 7 £22,000 -48.24% 1
Norfolk +25 4 £40,316 +55.06%
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 21 March 2019, 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.

1 266 (96.03%) LAN
2 223 (80.51%) Firewall
3 182 (65.70%) Cisco
4 132 (47.65%) Cisco Certification
5 111 (40.07%) TCP/IP
5 111 (40.07%) Network Security
6 107 (38.63%) CheckPoint
7 103 (37.18%) VMware
8 100 (36.10%) Windows
9 99 (35.74%) CCNA
10 93 (33.57%) Microsoft
11 87 (31.41%) Network Management
12 82 (29.60%) Active Directory
13 78 (28.16%) Problem-Solving
14 74 (26.71%) Wi-Fi
15 73 (26.35%) Self-Motivation
16 72 (25.99%) VPN
17 70 (25.27%) Windows Server
18 69 (24.91%) OSPF
19 63 (22.74%) Ethernet
20 62 (22.38%) Palo Alto
21 60 (21.66%) CCNP
21 60 (21.66%) BGP
22 58 (20.94%) CCSA
23 55 (19.86%) Data Centre
24 53 (19.13%) DNS
25 52 (18.77%) SQL
26 48 (17.33%) Microsoft Azure
27 47 (16.97%) Hyper-V
27 47 (16.97%) Wireshark

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 23 (8.30%) MS Exchange
2 6 (2.17%) Skype for Business
3 3 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.08%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.72%) IIS
5 1 (0.36%) Apache
5 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.36%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.36%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 18 (6.50%) MS Visio
2 6 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 48 (17.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (16.61%) Office 365
3 20 (7.22%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.44%) Akamai
4 4 (1.44%) IaaS
5 3 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.08%) OneDrive
5 3 (1.08%) OpenDNS
6 1 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 266 (96.03%) LAN
2 223 (80.51%) Firewall
3 111 (40.07%) Network Security
3 111 (40.07%) TCP/IP
4 74 (26.71%) Wi-Fi
5 72 (25.99%) VPN
6 69 (24.91%) OSPF
7 63 (22.74%) Ethernet
8 60 (21.66%) BGP
9 53 (19.13%) DNS
10 47 (16.97%) Wireshark
11 46 (16.61%) VoIP
12 41 (14.80%) Wireless
13 36 (13.00%) DHCP
14 30 (10.83%) Intrusion Detection
15 20 (7.22%) VLAN
16 16 (5.78%) Cisco IOS
16 16 (5.78%) Cisco Nexus
16 16 (5.78%) WLAN
17 15 (5.42%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (13.72%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.97%) MySQL
3 7 (2.53%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (2.53%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.36%) GIS
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 1 (0.36%) JIRA
General
1 45 (16.25%) Retail
2 26 (9.39%) Telecoms
3 23 (8.30%) Finance
4 18 (6.50%) Back Office
5 3 (1.08%) French Language
5 3 (1.08%) Greek Language
5 3 (1.08%) Italian Language
5 3 (1.08%) Portuguese Language
5 3 (1.08%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.36%) Games
6 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 95 (34.30%) Network Engineer
2 73 (26.35%) Analyst
3 62 (22.38%) Network Analyst
4 37 (13.36%) Cisco Engineer
4 37 (13.36%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 36 (13.00%) Security Analyst
6 33 (11.91%) Network Security Analyst
7 28 (10.11%) Support Engineer
8 25 (9.03%) Network Security Engineer
8 25 (9.03%) Security Engineer
9 23 (8.30%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 19 (6.86%) Architect
11 15 (5.42%) Administrator
11 15 (5.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 15 (5.42%) IT Manager
11 15 (5.42%) Systems Administrator
12 14 (5.05%) Cisco Security Engineer
12 14 (5.05%) Network Support
12 14 (5.05%) Senior Network Engineer
13 13 (4.69%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.17%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.36%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 73 (26.35%) Self-Motivation
2 55 (19.86%) Data Centre
3 39 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (7.58%) Driving Licence
5 12 (4.33%) Management Information System
6 9 (3.25%) Hybrid Cloud
7 8 (2.89%) CMDB
8 7 (2.53%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.44%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (1.44%) IVR
10 3 (1.08%) iPad
10 3 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.72%) e-Health
11 2 (0.72%) Fintech
11 2 (0.72%) Handset
11 2 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.36%) Apple TV
12 1 (0.36%) Fat Client
12 1 (0.36%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.36%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 100 (36.10%) Windows
2 70 (25.27%) Windows Server
3 37 (13.36%) Linux
4 32 (11.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (10.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (9.39%) Windows 10
7 22 (7.94%) Windows 7
8 15 (5.42%) Windows 8
9 10 (3.61%) Ubuntu
10 7 (2.53%) CentOS
11 3 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.72%) Unix
13 1 (0.36%) AIX
13 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.36%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (31.41%) Network Management
2 78 (28.16%) Problem-Solving
3 41 (14.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 39 (14.08%) Project Management
5 37 (13.36%) Information Security
6 34 (12.27%) High Availability
6 34 (12.27%) Kalman Filter
7 33 (11.91%) Change Control
7 33 (11.91%) Web Filtering
8 31 (11.19%) Service Delivery
9 24 (8.66%) CRM
10 22 (7.94%) ITIL
11 20 (7.22%) Time Management
12 19 (6.86%) IT Strategy
13 16 (5.78%) ERP
13 16 (5.78%) Network Monitoring
14 15 (5.42%) E-Commerce
14 15 (5.42%) Software Engineering
14 15 (5.42%) Supplier Management
15 14 (5.05%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 52 (18.77%) SQL
2 15 (5.42%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.08%) C
4 1 (0.36%) Python
4 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 132 (47.65%) Cisco Certification
2 99 (35.74%) CCNA
3 60 (21.66%) CCNP
4 58 (20.94%) CCSA
5 15 (5.42%) JNCIA
5 15 (5.42%) SC Cleared
5 15 (5.42%) Security Cleared
6 14 (5.05%) Check Point Certification
6 14 (5.05%) Degree
7 13 (4.69%) CCDP
7 13 (4.69%) CCIE
8 8 (2.89%) CISSP
9 7 (2.53%) CCSE
9 7 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (1.81%) CEH
11 4 (1.44%) JNCIP
11 4 (1.44%) MCSE
12 2 (0.72%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.72%) CCSP
12 2 (0.72%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.33%) SLA
2 7 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.36%) GDPR
4 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.36%) PMO
System Software
1 82 (29.60%) Active Directory
2 47 (16.97%) Hyper-V
3 40 (14.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (4.69%) XenApp
5 11 (3.97%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (3.61%) Terminal Services
7 9 (3.25%) XenDesktop
8 6 (2.17%) VMware NSX
9 5 (1.81%) VirtualBox
10 4 (1.44%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.72%) Firmware
11 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.36%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 36 (13.00%) Stealthwatch
2 10 (3.61%) SCCM
3 7 (2.53%) Failover Clustering
3 7 (2.53%) SCOM
3 7 (2.53%) SCVMM
3 7 (2.53%) vRealize
4 3 (1.08%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.72%) WSUS
6 1 (0.36%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.36%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 182 (65.70%) Cisco
2 107 (38.63%) CheckPoint
3 103 (37.18%) VMware
4 93 (33.57%) Microsoft
5 62 (22.38%) Palo Alto
6 43 (15.52%) Juniper
7 42 (15.16%) Citrix
8 39 (14.08%) SolarWinds
9 37 (13.36%) Symantec
10 28 (10.11%) Veeam
11 27 (9.75%) Avaya
12 24 (8.66%) Salesforce.com
13 22 (7.94%) Nokia
13 22 (7.94%) Riverbed
14 18 (6.50%) Nortel
15 14 (5.05%) Meraki
16 11 (3.97%) Dell
16 11 (3.97%) HP
17 9 (3.25%) Brocade
17 9 (3.25%) SonicWALL