Period
to 12 December 2018

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 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 106 75 54
Rank change year-on-year -31 -21 -4
Permanent jobs citing WAN 101 175 208
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.62% 3.95% 4.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.02% 19.04% 27.23%
Number of salaries quoted 82 158 172
Hertfordshire median annual salary £37,500 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +25.00% -5.88%
10th Percentile £27,725 £24,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £71,250 £60,000
East of England median annual salary £37,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -16.67% +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 776 919 764
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 20.09% 20.77% 16.98%
Number of salaries quoted 534 762 604
Hertfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £72,350 £68,750 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 12 December 2018.

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 12 December 2018. 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
Watford -16 24 £32,000 -28.89% 2
Hemel Hempstead +17 13 £55,000 -15.38% 1
Hatfield -2 10 £56,250 +7.14% 2
Stevenage +14 7 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Welwyn Garden City -36 5 - -
St Albans - 4 £30,000 -
Hertford - 4 £26,000 - 1
Bishop's Stortford - 2 - - 2
Borehamwood +9 1 £34,000 +38.78%
Letchworth +7 1 £28,500 -
WAN
East of England

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, 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 91 (90.10%) LAN
2 51 (50.50%) Cisco
3 45 (44.55%) Firewall
4 44 (43.56%) Windows
5 38 (37.62%) VPN
5 38 (37.62%) Active Directory
6 36 (35.64%) VMware
7 31 (30.69%) DNS
8 30 (29.70%) DHCP
8 30 (29.70%) Windows Server
9 29 (28.71%) Microsoft
9 29 (28.71%) Cisco Certification
10 24 (23.76%) Office 365
11 23 (22.77%) VMware Infrastructure
12 22 (21.78%) Juniper
12 22 (21.78%) TCP/IP
12 22 (21.78%) Wireless
12 22 (21.78%) BGP
13 21 (20.79%) MPLS
13 21 (20.79%) CCNP
13 21 (20.79%) Network Security
14 20 (19.80%) CheckPoint
15 19 (18.81%) Citrix
16 17 (16.83%) SQL
16 17 (16.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 16 (15.84%) Problem-Solving
17 16 (15.84%) Mentoring
17 16 (15.84%) Linux
18 15 (14.85%) CCNA
18 15 (14.85%) Hyper-V

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 6 (5.94%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.96%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.98%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.98%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (6.93%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.97%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.99%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 24 (23.76%) Office 365
2 13 (12.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (10.89%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (9.90%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (6.93%) OpenDNS
6 3 (2.97%) IaaS
6 3 (2.97%) OneDrive
6 3 (2.97%) PaaS
7 2 (1.98%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 91 (90.10%) LAN
2 45 (44.55%) Firewall
3 38 (37.62%) VPN
4 31 (30.69%) DNS
5 30 (29.70%) DHCP
6 22 (21.78%) BGP
6 22 (21.78%) TCP/IP
6 22 (21.78%) Wireless
7 21 (20.79%) MPLS
7 21 (20.79%) Network Security
8 15 (14.85%) VLAN
9 13 (12.87%) OSPF
10 9 (8.91%) iSCSI
11 8 (7.92%) Cisco IOS
11 8 (7.92%) EIGRP
11 8 (7.92%) NetScaler
11 8 (7.92%) VoIP
12 7 (6.93%) DWDM
12 7 (6.93%) GLBP
12 7 (6.93%) IGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.91%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.98%) MySQL
2 2 (1.98%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.99%) GIS
General
1 4 (3.96%) Back Office
2 3 (2.97%) French Language
2 3 (2.97%) Greek Language
2 3 (2.97%) Italian Language
2 3 (2.97%) Portuguese Language
2 3 (2.97%) Spanish Language
2 3 (2.97%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.98%) Finance
3 2 (1.98%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.98%) Retail
4 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 45 (44.55%) Network Engineer
2 13 (12.87%) Network Security Engineer
2 13 (12.87%) Security Engineer
3 12 (11.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (10.89%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (9.90%) Server Engineer
6 9 (8.91%) Senior Network Engineer
6 9 (8.91%) Windows Engineer
6 9 (8.91%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (8.91%) Windows Server Engineer
7 8 (7.92%) Support Engineer
8 7 (6.93%) Consultant
9 6 (5.94%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (5.94%) Analyst
9 6 (5.94%) Network Consultant
10 5 (4.95%) Administrator
10 5 (4.95%) Network Manager
10 5 (4.95%) Systems Administrator
10 5 (4.95%) Voice Engineer
10 5 (4.95%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.94%) 802.1X
2 3 (2.97%) HTML
2 3 (2.97%) XML
3 2 (1.98%) LDAP
4 1 (0.99%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.85%) Data Centre
2 13 (12.87%) Management Information System
3 10 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.97%) iPad
4 3 (2.97%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.98%) Cloud Native
5 2 (1.98%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.98%) e-Health
5 2 (1.98%) Handset
5 2 (1.98%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.98%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.99%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.99%) Clustering
6 1 (0.99%) CMDB
6 1 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.99%) NHS
6 1 (0.99%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 44 (43.56%) Windows
2 30 (29.70%) Windows Server
3 16 (15.84%) Linux
4 15 (14.85%) Windows 10
5 13 (12.87%) Windows 7
6 10 (9.90%) Windows 8
7 9 (8.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (5.94%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (4.95%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (3.96%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.98%) AIX
11 2 (1.98%) Android
11 2 (1.98%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.98%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.98%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (16.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 16 (15.84%) Mentoring
2 16 (15.84%) Problem-Solving
3 11 (10.89%) Change Management
4 10 (9.90%) ITIL
4 10 (9.90%) Network Management
5 8 (7.92%) Network Monitoring
5 8 (7.92%) Presales
6 7 (6.93%) Load Balancing
7 6 (5.94%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (5.94%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (5.94%) E-Commerce
7 6 (5.94%) ITSM
7 6 (5.94%) Systems Engineering
8 5 (4.95%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (4.95%) DevOps
8 5 (4.95%) Network Design
8 5 (4.95%) Service Delivery
8 5 (4.95%) Service Management
8 5 (4.95%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 17 (16.83%) SQL
2 12 (11.88%) PowerShell
3 5 (4.95%) Python
4 1 (0.99%) C#
Qualifications
1 29 (28.71%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (20.79%) CCNP
3 15 (14.85%) CCNA
4 14 (13.86%) Degree
5 8 (7.92%) CCIE
6 4 (3.96%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (3.96%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (3.96%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.96%) Security Cleared
7 3 (2.97%) CCENT
7 3 (2.97%) JNCIE
7 3 (2.97%) JNCIP
8 2 (1.98%) CISSP
8 2 (1.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.98%) MCSA
8 2 (1.98%) MCSE
8 2 (1.98%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (0.99%) CCIE Service Provider
9 1 (0.99%) JNCIA
9 1 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.93%) SLA
2 2 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 38 (37.62%) Active Directory
2 23 (22.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (14.85%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.97%) VMware NSX
5 2 (1.98%) Ceph
5 2 (1.98%) Firmware
5 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (1.98%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.99%) Docker
6 1 (0.99%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (8.91%) Backup Exec
2 3 (2.97%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.97%) Observium
2 3 (2.97%) RANCID
3 2 (1.98%) Grafana
3 2 (1.98%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.99%) Ansible
4 1 (0.99%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.99%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.99%) Stealthwatch
4 1 (0.99%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 51 (50.50%) Cisco
2 36 (35.64%) VMware
3 29 (28.71%) Microsoft
4 22 (21.78%) Juniper
5 20 (19.80%) CheckPoint
6 19 (18.81%) Citrix
7 15 (14.85%) Palo Alto
8 11 (10.89%) Meraki
9 9 (8.91%) Dell
9 9 (8.91%) F5
10 7 (6.93%) Arista
10 7 (6.93%) Cylance
11 6 (5.94%) Fortinet
11 6 (5.94%) Veeam
12 5 (4.95%) Google
13 4 (3.96%) Aruba
13 4 (3.96%) ConnectWise
13 4 (3.96%) Riverbed
14 3 (2.97%) HP
14 3 (2.97%) Oracle