Period
to 21 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 69 110 77
Rank change year-on-year +41 -33 -14
Permanent jobs citing WAN 82 80 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 4.13% 2.32% 3.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.85% 10.78% 17.09%
Number of salaries quoted 51 62 172
Hertfordshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -21.05% +18.75%
10th Percentile £23,500 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £71,250
East of England median annual salary £42,500 £36,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +18.06% -20.00% +5.88%

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Hertfordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 435 742 1,065
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 21.89% 21.51% 21.89%
Number of salaries quoted 339 551 875
Hertfordshire median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% -5.26% +9.83%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,950 £72,000 £70,000
East of England median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.18% -5.56% -

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Hertfordshire

WAN
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Salary trend for WAN in Hertfordshire

WAN
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 21 February 2020.

Salary histogram for WAN in Hertfordshire

WAN
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 21 February 2020. 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
Hemel Hempstead +27 18 £29,000 -47.27%
Watford +27 16 £43,000 +34.38% 8
Hatfield +27 6 £55,000 -2.22% 5
St Albans -13 6 £38,750 +29.17% 2
Letchworth - 4 £41,250 -
Stevenage +10 2 - - 2
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £45,750 - 1
Hitchin - 2 £75,000 - 1
Borehamwood +3 1 £26,000 -23.53%
Broxbourne - 1 £35,000 -
WAN
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2020, 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 72 (87.80%) LAN
2 43 (52.44%) Azure
3 42 (51.22%) Active Directory
4 31 (37.80%) Microsoft
4 31 (37.80%) DNS
4 31 (37.80%) VMware
5 28 (34.15%) Windows
6 26 (31.71%) Office 365
7 23 (28.05%) VPN
8 22 (26.83%) ITIL
9 21 (25.61%) VMware Infrastructure
10 19 (23.17%) Windows Server
11 18 (21.95%) Linux
12 17 (20.73%) Citrix
13 16 (19.51%) Cisco
13 16 (19.51%) Hyper-V
13 16 (19.51%) DevOps
14 15 (18.29%) TCP/IP
15 14 (17.07%) Windows Server 2012
16 13 (15.85%) Windows 10
16 13 (15.85%) AWS
16 13 (15.85%) DHCP
16 13 (15.85%) MCP
16 13 (15.85%) Cisco Certification
16 13 (15.85%) Virtual Desktop
17 12 (14.63%) Single Sign-On
17 12 (14.63%) LDAP
17 12 (14.63%) Disaster Recovery
17 12 (14.63%) Remote Desktop
18 11 (13.41%) Meraki

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 7 (8.54%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.88%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.22%) IIS
4 1 (1.22%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.22%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 10 (12.20%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 43 (52.44%) Azure
2 26 (31.71%) Office 365
3 13 (15.85%) AWS
4 9 (10.98%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (9.76%) IaaS
6 7 (8.54%) GCP
7 6 (7.32%) Cloudflare
7 6 (7.32%) G Suite
8 5 (6.10%) OneDrive
9 4 (4.88%) SaaS
10 2 (2.44%) AWS CodePipeline
10 2 (2.44%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (2.44%) Power Platform
11 1 (1.22%) Mimecast
11 1 (1.22%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 72 (87.80%) LAN
2 31 (37.80%) DNS
3 23 (28.05%) VPN
4 15 (18.29%) TCP/IP
5 13 (15.85%) DHCP
6 12 (14.63%) Remote Desktop
7 11 (13.41%) Firewall
8 9 (10.98%) VLAN
9 8 (9.76%) Wireless
10 6 (7.32%) SAN
11 5 (6.10%) Internet
12 4 (4.88%) Skype
12 4 (4.88%) Unified Communications
12 4 (4.88%) VoIP
12 4 (4.88%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (3.66%) WLAN
14 2 (2.44%) Cisco ISE
14 2 (2.44%) Cisco Wireless
15 1 (1.22%) NetScaler
15 1 (1.22%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.98%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.66%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (3.66%) SQL Server 2017
2 3 (3.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.44%) Power BI
4 1 (1.22%) MySQL
4 1 (1.22%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (13.41%) MSI
General
1 10 (12.20%) Retail
2 5 (6.10%) Finance
3 2 (2.44%) Multimedia
3 2 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.22%) Advertising
4 1 (1.22%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 15 (18.29%) Analyst
2 13 (15.85%) IT Engineer
2 13 (15.85%) Network Engineer
3 11 (13.41%) Administrator
3 11 (13.41%) Systems Administrator
4 10 (12.20%) Support Engineer
5 9 (10.98%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (10.98%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (8.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 7 (8.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (7.32%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
7 6 (7.32%) Escalation Engineer
7 6 (7.32%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (7.32%) Support Analyst
8 5 (6.10%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (6.10%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (6.10%) Desktop Support
8 5 (6.10%) IT Support
8 5 (6.10%) IT Support Engineer
8 5 (6.10%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.63%) LDAP
2 2 (2.44%) REST
3 1 (1.22%) COM
3 1 (1.22%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.54%) Data Centre
3 6 (7.32%) iPad
3 6 (7.32%) Private Cloud
4 5 (6.10%) Driving Licence
4 5 (6.10%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (6.10%) Smartphone
5 3 (3.66%) EPoS
6 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.22%) Clustering
7 1 (1.22%) Handset
7 1 (1.22%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 28 (34.15%) Windows
2 19 (23.17%) Windows Server
3 18 (21.95%) Linux
4 14 (17.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (15.85%) Windows 10
6 6 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (3.66%) Mac OS X
8 2 (2.44%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.44%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (26.83%) ITIL
2 16 (19.51%) DevOps
3 12 (14.63%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (13.41%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (12.20%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (9.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 6 (7.32%) Security Operations
8 5 (6.10%) E-business
8 5 (6.10%) E-Procurement
8 5 (6.10%) Process Management
9 4 (4.88%) High Availability
9 4 (4.88%) Information Security
9 4 (4.88%) Mobile Device Management
9 4 (4.88%) Service Delivery
10 3 (3.66%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (3.66%) CRM
10 3 (3.66%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 3 (3.66%) Presales
10 3 (3.66%) Server Virtualisation
11 2 (2.44%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.98%) SQL
2 4 (4.88%) Python
3 1 (1.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (15.85%) Cisco Certification
1 13 (15.85%) MCP
2 11 (13.41%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (8.54%) CCNA
4 6 (7.32%) CCNP
4 6 (7.32%) Degree
5 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (4.88%) MCSE
6 4 (4.88%) Security Cleared
7 3 (3.66%) MCSA
8 2 (2.44%) CCIE
8 2 (2.44%) CWNE
8 2 (2.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (2.44%) JNCIE
8 2 (2.44%) JNCIP
8 2 (2.44%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.22%) HNC
9 1 (1.22%) MCSD
9 1 (1.22%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.76%) SLA
2 3 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 42 (51.22%) Active Directory
2 21 (25.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (19.51%) Hyper-V
4 13 (15.85%) Virtual Desktop
5 11 (13.41%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 8 (9.76%) vSphere
7 5 (6.10%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (2.44%) XenApp
9 1 (1.22%) Docker
9 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.22%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 12 (14.63%) Single Sign-On
2 6 (7.32%) Opsgenie
2 6 (7.32%) WSUS
3 3 (3.66%) SCCM
4 2 (2.44%) Ansible
5 1 (1.22%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.22%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.22%) SCOM
5 1 (1.22%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 31 (37.80%) Microsoft
1 31 (37.80%) VMware
2 17 (20.73%) Citrix
3 16 (19.51%) Cisco
4 11 (13.41%) Meraki
5 7 (8.54%) SonicWALL
6 6 (7.32%) Atlassian
6 6 (7.32%) Google
6 6 (7.32%) Okta
6 6 (7.32%) PagerDuty
7 4 (4.88%) Apple
8 3 (3.66%) Aruba
8 3 (3.66%) HP
8 3 (3.66%) Veeam
9 2 (2.44%) NetApp
10 1 (1.22%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.22%) Fortinet
10 1 (1.22%) Juniper
10 1 (1.22%) Mitel
10 1 (1.22%) WatchGuard