Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 109 119
Rank change year-on-year +57 +10 -36
Permanent jobs citing WAN 63 28 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 4.42% 1.31% 1.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.19% 10.73% 8.55%
Number of salaries quoted 61 25 31
Essex median annual salary £52,500 £35,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +50.00% -9.09% +2.67%
10th Percentile £33,250 £19,700 £25,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £53,250 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%

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 Essex with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Essex
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 202 261 386
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 14.18% 12.18% 14.75%
Number of salaries quoted 181 199 273
Essex median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £21,750 £23,850 £22,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £68,750 £57,500
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Essex

WAN
Salary Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WAN in Essex.

Salary trend for WAN in Essex

WAN
Salary Histogram in Essex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Essex over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for WAN in Essex

WAN
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Essex region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
Colchester +44 37 £52,500 -14.29%
Chelmsford - 12 £48,750 -
Grays - 2 £35,000 - 1
WAN
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Essex region with a requirement for WAN.

1 51 (80.95%) Cisco
2 49 (77.78%) LAN
3 38 (60.32%) Firewall
3 38 (60.32%) Cisco IOS
3 38 (60.32%) Cisco Nexus
4 36 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
4 36 (57.14%) CheckPoint
5 35 (55.56%) CCNA
6 32 (50.79%) DNS
7 30 (47.62%) Cisco ASA
8 28 (44.44%) DHCP
9 27 (42.86%) Cacti
9 27 (42.86%) Network+ Certification
10 26 (41.27%) FTP
10 26 (41.27%) CCNP
10 26 (41.27%) Data Centre
11 24 (38.10%) Meraki
11 24 (38.10%) VoIP
12 20 (31.75%) Windows
13 18 (28.57%) Microsoft
13 18 (28.57%) Active Directory
14 17 (26.98%) Network Management
15 16 (25.40%) VMware
15 16 (25.40%) ITIL
16 14 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
17 13 (20.63%) SmokePing
17 13 (20.63%) SAN
17 13 (20.63%) MRTG
18 12 (19.05%) Time Management
19 11 (17.46%) Hyper-V

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 6 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.76%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.59%) Confluence
3 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (17.46%) IaaS
1 11 (17.46%) PaaS
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.17%) Mimecast
2 2 (3.17%) Office 365
3 1 (1.59%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 49 (77.78%) LAN
2 38 (60.32%) Cisco IOS
2 38 (60.32%) Cisco Nexus
2 38 (60.32%) Firewall
3 32 (50.79%) DNS
4 30 (47.62%) Cisco ASA
5 28 (44.44%) DHCP
6 26 (41.27%) FTP
7 24 (38.10%) VoIP
8 13 (20.63%) MRTG
8 13 (20.63%) SAN
9 6 (9.52%) VPN
10 2 (3.17%) Network Security
10 2 (3.17%) VLAN
10 2 (3.17%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (1.59%) DMVPN
11 1 (1.59%) DSL
11 1 (1.59%) MPLS
11 1 (1.59%) Skype
11 1 (1.59%) VSAT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.46%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.59%) JIRA
1 1 (1.59%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 7 (11.11%) Automotive
2 2 (3.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 34 (53.97%) Network Engineer
2 21 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 21 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 21 (33.33%) WAN Engineer
3 17 (26.98%) LAN Engineer
3 17 (26.98%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 13 (20.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (12.70%) Design Engineer
5 8 (12.70%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
6 7 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) IT Manager
7 5 (7.94%) IT Security Manager
7 5 (7.94%) ITIL Manager
7 5 (7.94%) Security Manager
8 4 (6.35%) VMware Engineer
8 4 (6.35%) Windows Engineer
8 4 (6.35%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (4.76%) Consultant
9 3 (4.76%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 3 (4.76%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.87%) SAML
1 10 (15.87%) XMPP
2 1 (1.59%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 26 (41.27%) Data Centre
2 10 (15.87%) PKI
3 6 (9.52%) Mainframe
3 6 (9.52%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.17%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.59%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 20 (31.75%) Windows
2 6 (9.52%) Windows Server
3 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.76%) Windows 10
4 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.59%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.98%) Network Management
2 16 (25.40%) ITIL
3 14 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
4 12 (19.05%) Time Management
5 10 (15.87%) IT Strategy
5 10 (15.87%) Statistics
6 8 (12.70%) Change Control
7 6 (9.52%) Business Continuity
7 6 (9.52%) Business Continuity Management
7 6 (9.52%) Data Protection
7 6 (9.52%) Data Security
7 6 (9.52%) Information Security
7 6 (9.52%) Risk Analysis
7 6 (9.52%) Risk Management
8 3 (4.76%) Change Management
8 3 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (4.76%) Server Building
8 3 (4.76%) Server Virtualisation
8 3 (4.76%) Software Deployment
9 2 (3.17%) Planning and Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.35%) SQL
2 1 (1.59%) Java
2 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (55.56%) CCNA
3 27 (42.86%) Network+ Certification
4 26 (41.27%) CCNP
5 6 (9.52%) CISM
5 6 (9.52%) CISSP
5 6 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (9.52%) SSCP
6 2 (3.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (3.17%) MCSE
6 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.59%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.59%) Degree
7 1 (1.59%) MCP
7 1 (1.59%) MCSA
System Software
1 18 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 11 (17.46%) Hyper-V
3 4 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.35%) vSphere
4 3 (4.76%) XenApp
5 1 (1.59%) Docker
5 1 (1.59%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 27 (42.86%) Cacti
2 13 (20.63%) SmokePing
3 2 (3.17%) SCCM
3 2 (3.17%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.59%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.59%) Puppet
4 1 (1.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.59%) WSUS
Vendors
1 51 (80.95%) Cisco
2 36 (57.14%) CheckPoint
3 24 (38.10%) Meraki
4 18 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 16 (25.40%) VMware
6 8 (12.70%) Polycom
7 5 (7.94%) Citrix
8 2 (3.17%) SolarWinds
8 2 (3.17%) Symantec
9 1 (1.59%) HP
9 1 (1.59%) IBM
9 1 (1.59%) Juniper
9 1 (1.59%) Splunk