Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > East of England
6 months to
23 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 107 57 108
Rank change year-on-year -50 +51 +16
Permanent jobs citing WAN 116 141 205
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 2.45% 4.35% 2.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.95% 21.53% 13.52%
Number of salaries quoted 102 116 160
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £22,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £29,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,250 £46,500 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year -0.54% +32.86% -22.22%
75th Percentile £65,938 £57,500 £52,813
90th Percentile £76,875 £70,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% -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 776 655 1,516
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 16.38% 20.22% 20.40%
Number of salaries quoted 492 513 1,170
10th Percentile £28,050 £26,250 £26,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
75th Percentile £61,250 £55,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £77,375 £71,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -14 60 £60,000 +29.03% 3
Hertfordshire -51 23 £37,500 -16.67% 8
Essex +8 19 £42,500 +17.81% 7
Bedfordshire -10 12 £35,000 -50.00%
Suffolk -6 2 £38,750 +17.99%
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 98 (84.48%) LAN
2 80 (68.97%) Firewall
3 57 (49.14%) Cisco
4 54 (46.55%) Microsoft
5 41 (35.34%) Social Skills
6 40 (34.48%) MPLS
6 40 (34.48%) Azure
7 38 (32.76%) Windows
8 34 (29.31%) Wi-Fi
9 32 (27.59%) Network Security
9 32 (27.59%) SD-WAN
10 31 (26.72%) Microsoft 365
11 29 (25.00%) Windows Server
12 28 (24.14%) Active Directory
12 28 (24.14%) Cisco Certification
13 27 (23.28%) VMware
14 26 (22.41%) VMware Infrastructure
15 25 (21.55%) CCNA
15 25 (21.55%) ITIL
16 23 (19.83%) CheckPoint
17 22 (18.97%) Internet
17 22 (18.97%) AWS
17 22 (18.97%) Windows 10
17 22 (18.97%) Presales
18 19 (16.38%) Cisco ASA
19 18 (15.52%) Windows Server 2012
19 18 (15.52%) VPN
19 18 (15.52%) DNS
19 18 (15.52%) Problem-Solving
20 17 (14.66%) Cisco Firepower

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 (11.21%) IIS
1 13 (11.21%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.31%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.72%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 14 (12.07%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (6.90%) MS Visio
3 6 (5.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (5.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.45%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 40 (34.48%) Azure
2 31 (26.72%) Microsoft 365
3 22 (18.97%) AWS
4 7 (6.03%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (5.17%) Google Play
6 5 (4.31%) IaaS
6 5 (4.31%) PaaS
6 5 (4.31%) SaaS
7 4 (3.45%) OneDrive
8 3 (2.59%) Azure Service Bus
8 3 (2.59%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.72%) GCP
10 1 (0.86%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 98 (84.48%) LAN
2 80 (68.97%) Firewall
3 40 (34.48%) MPLS
4 34 (29.31%) Wi-Fi
5 32 (27.59%) Network Security
5 32 (27.59%) SD-WAN
6 22 (18.97%) Internet
7 19 (16.38%) Cisco ASA
8 18 (15.52%) DNS
8 18 (15.52%) VPN
9 17 (14.66%) Cisco Firepower
10 15 (12.93%) DHCP
10 15 (12.93%) VLAN
11 14 (12.07%) Wireless
12 9 (7.76%) BGP
12 9 (7.76%) OSPF
13 8 (6.90%) Cisco ISE
13 8 (6.90%) TCP/IP
14 7 (6.03%) Cisco Nexus
14 7 (6.03%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.34%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (6.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 41 (35.34%) Social Skills
2 17 (14.66%) Organisational Skills
3 7 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.31%) Finance
4 5 (4.31%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.45%) Presentation Skills
5 4 (3.45%) Public Sector
6 3 (2.59%) Marketing
7 2 (1.72%) Electronics
7 2 (1.72%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.72%) Retail
8 1 (0.86%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 42 (36.21%) Network Engineer
2 16 (13.79%) Network Security Engineer
2 16 (13.79%) Security Engineer
3 14 (12.07%) Architect
3 14 (12.07%) Support Engineer
4 11 (9.48%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 11 (9.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (8.62%) WAN Engineer
6 8 (6.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 8 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (6.90%) Cisco Engineer
6 8 (6.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 8 (6.90%) IT Manager
6 8 (6.90%) IT Support
7 7 (6.03%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (6.03%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (6.03%) Analyst
7 7 (6.03%) IT Engineer
7 7 (6.03%) Network Architect
8 6 (5.17%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.59%) REST
1 3 (2.59%) SOAP
2 1 (0.86%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.34%) Data Centre
2 10 (8.62%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (5.17%) Private Cloud
3 6 (5.17%) Public Cloud
3 6 (5.17%) Smartphone
4 5 (4.31%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (3.45%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.59%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.86%) CCTV
8 1 (0.86%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.86%) FMCG
8 1 (0.86%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 38 (32.76%) Windows
2 29 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 22 (18.97%) Windows 10
4 18 (15.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (12.07%) Linux
6 13 (11.21%) Windows Server 2019
7 12 (10.34%) Windows Server 2016
8 10 (8.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (6.03%) Android
10 4 (3.45%) VMS
11 3 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.72%) Windows 7
12 2 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.86%) Debian
13 1 (0.86%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (21.55%) ITIL
2 22 (18.97%) Presales
3 18 (15.52%) Problem-Solving
4 16 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 10 (8.62%) Mentoring
6 9 (7.76%) Architecture Roadmap
6 9 (7.76%) Customer Requirements
6 9 (7.76%) DNA
7 8 (6.90%) Network Architecture
7 8 (6.90%) Service Management
7 8 (6.90%) WAN Optimisation
8 7 (6.03%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (6.03%) Data Migration
8 7 (6.03%) Data Protection
8 7 (6.03%) Migration
9 6 (5.17%) Enterprise Architecture
9 6 (5.17%) Incident Management
9 6 (5.17%) ITSM
9 6 (5.17%) Service Delivery
9 6 (5.17%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.62%) PowerShell
2 9 (7.76%) SQL
3 3 (2.59%) Python
3 3 (2.59%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.86%) C
4 1 (0.86%) C++
Qualifications
1 28 (24.14%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (21.55%) CCNA
3 15 (12.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (11.21%) CCNP
5 10 (8.62%) Degree
5 10 (8.62%) JNCIA
6 8 (6.90%) JNCIS
6 8 (6.90%) SC Cleared
6 8 (6.90%) Security Cleared
7 7 (6.03%) MCSA
7 7 (6.03%) MCSE
8 6 (5.17%) CCSA
8 6 (5.17%) Check Point Certification
9 3 (2.59%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (1.72%) CEH
10 2 (1.72%) CISSP
10 2 (1.72%) MCP
10 2 (1.72%) MCTS
11 1 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.72%) PMO
System Software
1 28 (24.14%) Active Directory
2 26 (22.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (13.79%) Hyper-V
4 12 (10.34%) vSphere
5 8 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (6.03%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (5.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 6 (5.17%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (4.31%) XenApp
8 5 (4.31%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.72%) Firmware
10 1 (0.86%) KVM
10 1 (0.86%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.86%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (5.17%) PaperCut
2 5 (4.31%) Terraform
3 3 (2.59%) FortiGate
3 3 (2.59%) SCCM
4 2 (1.72%) Nessus
5 1 (0.86%) Avamar
5 1 (0.86%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 57 (49.14%) Cisco
2 54 (46.55%) Microsoft
3 27 (23.28%) VMware
4 23 (19.83%) CheckPoint
5 14 (12.07%) Veeam
6 12 (10.34%) Juniper
6 12 (10.34%) Sophos
7 11 (9.48%) Citrix
8 10 (8.62%) Meraki
9 8 (6.90%) Google
10 7 (6.03%) Palo Alto
11 6 (5.17%) Avaya
11 6 (5.17%) BMC
12 5 (4.31%) HP
13 4 (3.45%) Aruba
13 4 (3.45%) Barracuda Networks
13 4 (3.45%) Huawei
13 4 (3.45%) Oracle
14 3 (2.59%) Dell
14 3 (2.59%) Fortinet