Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > East of England
6 months to
18 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 105 57 113
Rank change year-on-year -48 +56 +21
Permanent jobs citing WAN 111 165 187
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 2.50% 4.33% 2.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.23% 21.74% 12.57%
Number of salaries quoted 87 132 136
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £22,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £32,443 £28,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £43,750 £32,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.57% +34.62% -27.78%
75th Percentile £66,875 £57,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £48,250 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.22% - -2.23%

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 729 759 1,488
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 16.39% 19.93% 19.62%
Number of salaries quoted 445 597 1,139
10th Percentile £29,405 £25,781 £26,000
25th Percentile £35,750 £32,500 £32,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% - -5.56%
75th Percentile £62,500 £55,000 £58,125
90th Percentile £80,000 £71,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year - +6.38% -1.05%

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 18 June 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 18 June 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 -15 58 £60,000 +29.03% 6
Hertfordshire -40 19 £37,500 -11.76% 5
Bedfordshire 0 14 £35,500 -49.29% 2
Essex 0 13 £44,500 +38.42% 5
Norfolk -3 5 - - 4
Suffolk +1 2 £38,750 +16.78%
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 88 (79.28%) LAN
2 70 (63.06%) Firewall
3 48 (43.24%) Cisco
4 41 (36.94%) Microsoft
5 34 (30.63%) MPLS
5 34 (30.63%) Windows
6 31 (27.93%) SD-WAN
7 29 (26.13%) Active Directory
7 29 (26.13%) Network Security
8 28 (25.23%) Cisco Certification
8 28 (25.23%) Social Skills
9 27 (24.32%) VMware
9 27 (24.32%) Azure
10 26 (23.42%) CCNA
10 26 (23.42%) Windows Server
11 25 (22.52%) Wi-Fi
11 25 (22.52%) VMware Infrastructure
12 23 (20.72%) CheckPoint
12 23 (20.72%) Presales
13 22 (19.82%) ITIL
13 22 (19.82%) Microsoft 365
14 21 (18.92%) VPN
14 21 (18.92%) Internet
15 19 (17.12%) Hyper-V
15 19 (17.12%) Cisco ASA
16 17 (15.32%) SharePoint
17 16 (14.41%) VoIP
18 15 (13.51%) Windows 10
18 15 (13.51%) Cisco Firepower
19 14 (12.61%) Time Management

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 17 (15.32%) SharePoint
2 12 (10.81%) MS Exchange
3 5 (4.50%) IIS
4 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (8.11%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (7.21%) MS Visio
3 6 (5.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (5.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 27 (24.32%) Azure
2 22 (19.82%) Microsoft 365
3 12 (10.81%) AWS
4 6 (5.41%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (5.41%) Google Play
5 3 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.80%) IaaS
6 2 (1.80%) PaaS
6 2 (1.80%) SaaS
7 1 (0.90%) Azure Service Bus
7 1 (0.90%) GCP
7 1 (0.90%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 88 (79.28%) LAN
2 70 (63.06%) Firewall
3 34 (30.63%) MPLS
4 31 (27.93%) SD-WAN
5 29 (26.13%) Network Security
6 25 (22.52%) Wi-Fi
7 21 (18.92%) Internet
7 21 (18.92%) VPN
8 19 (17.12%) Cisco ASA
9 16 (14.41%) VoIP
10 15 (13.51%) Cisco Firepower
11 13 (11.71%) VLAN
12 12 (10.81%) Wireless
13 8 (7.21%) BGP
13 8 (7.21%) OSPF
14 7 (6.31%) DHCP
14 7 (6.31%) DNS
15 6 (5.41%) Cisco ISE
15 6 (5.41%) Cisco Nexus
15 6 (5.41%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.21%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (3.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 28 (25.23%) Social Skills
2 12 (10.81%) Organisational Skills
3 8 (7.21%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.60%) Presentation Skills
6 3 (2.70%) Law
6 3 (2.70%) Public Sector
7 2 (1.80%) Finance
8 1 (0.90%) Documentation Skills
8 1 (0.90%) Marketing
8 1 (0.90%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (34.23%) Network Engineer
2 18 (16.22%) Security Engineer
3 16 (14.41%) Network Security Engineer
4 13 (11.71%) Team Leader
5 12 (10.81%) Architect
6 10 (9.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (9.01%) WAN Engineer
7 8 (7.21%) Support Engineer
8 7 (6.31%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 7 (6.31%) Analyst
8 7 (6.31%) Cisco Engineer
8 7 (6.31%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 7 (6.31%) Network Architect
8 7 (6.31%) Technical Architect
9 6 (5.41%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
9 6 (5.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 6 (5.41%) Help Desk Team Lead
9 6 (5.41%) IT Manager
9 6 (5.41%) Network Technical Architect
9 6 (5.41%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.90%) 802.1X
1 1 (0.90%) REST
1 1 (0.90%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.11%) Data Centre
2 8 (7.21%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (5.41%) Private Cloud
3 6 (5.41%) Smartphone
4 4 (3.60%) Driving Licence
4 4 (3.60%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.70%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.80%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.80%) Robotics
7 1 (0.90%) CCTV
7 1 (0.90%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.90%) FMCG
7 1 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.90%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 34 (30.63%) Windows
2 26 (23.42%) Windows Server
3 15 (13.51%) Windows 10
4 9 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (7.21%) Linux
5 8 (7.21%) Windows Server 2019
6 7 (6.31%) Android
6 7 (6.31%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (3.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.80%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.90%) Debian
9 1 (0.90%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.90%) Unix
9 1 (0.90%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (20.72%) Presales
2 22 (19.82%) ITIL
3 14 (12.61%) Time Management
4 13 (11.71%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (9.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 10 (9.01%) Customer Requirements
6 10 (9.01%) Software Licensing
7 9 (8.11%) Network Architecture
8 8 (7.21%) DNA
9 7 (6.31%) Architecture Roadmap
9 7 (6.31%) Mentoring
9 7 (6.31%) Service Management
9 7 (6.31%) WAN Optimisation
10 6 (5.41%) Enterprise Architecture
10 6 (5.41%) Project Delivery
10 6 (5.41%) Project Management
10 6 (5.41%) SIEM
11 5 (4.50%) Incident Management
11 5 (4.50%) ITSM
11 5 (4.50%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.71%) SQL
2 4 (3.60%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.80%) C#
4 1 (0.90%) C
4 1 (0.90%) C++
Qualifications
1 28 (25.23%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (23.42%) CCNA
3 12 (10.81%) CCNP
3 12 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (9.01%) JNCIA
5 8 (7.21%) Degree
5 8 (7.21%) SC Cleared
5 8 (7.21%) Security Cleared
6 7 (6.31%) JNCIS
7 6 (5.41%) CCSA
7 6 (5.41%) Check Point Certification
8 4 (3.60%) CEH
8 4 (3.60%) CISSP
8 4 (3.60%) MCSA
8 4 (3.60%) MCSE
9 3 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (1.80%) GPEN
10 2 (1.80%) MCP
10 2 (1.80%) MCTS
10 2 (1.80%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.80%) NIST
1 2 (1.80%) PMO
System Software
1 29 (26.13%) Active Directory
2 25 (22.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (17.12%) Hyper-V
4 9 (8.11%) vSphere
5 6 (5.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 6 (5.41%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (5.41%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.80%) Firmware
8 1 (0.90%) KVM
8 1 (0.90%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.90%) Xen
8 1 (0.90%) XenApp
8 1 (0.90%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (5.41%) PaperCut
2 5 (4.50%) Terraform
3 4 (3.60%) Nessus
4 3 (2.70%) FortiGate
4 3 (2.70%) SCCM
5 1 (0.90%) WSUS
Vendors
1 48 (43.24%) Cisco
2 41 (36.94%) Microsoft
3 27 (24.32%) VMware
4 23 (20.72%) CheckPoint
5 12 (10.81%) Juniper
6 11 (9.91%) Veeam
7 10 (9.01%) Sophos
8 7 (6.31%) Google
8 7 (6.31%) Palo Alto
9 6 (5.41%) Avaya
9 6 (5.41%) BMC
9 6 (5.41%) Huawei
9 6 (5.41%) Meraki
10 5 (4.50%) Citrix
11 4 (3.60%) Mitel
11 4 (3.60%) NEC
12 3 (2.70%) Fortinet
12 3 (2.70%) HP
13 2 (1.80%) Dell
13 2 (1.80%) SonicWALL