Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 111 69 46
Rank change year-on-year -42 -23 +17
Permanent jobs citing WAN 96 187 224
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.40% 4.40% 5.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.37% 21.72% 27.38%
Number of salaries quoted 80 161 183
Hertfordshire median annual salary £37,750 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -24.50% +11.11% +20.00%
10th Percentile £29,525 £24,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £60,000
East of England median annual salary £40,000 £48,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -17.53% +14.12% +1.19%

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 776 861 818
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 19.38% 20.24% 18.69%
Number of salaries quoted 552 727 634
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £63,375
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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -23 24 £32,250 -42.67% 3
Hemel Hempstead +6 12 £55,000 +7.32% 1
Hatfield +5 12 £48,750 -7.14% 3
Welwyn Garden City -36 5 - -
Stevenage +11 3 £37,500 -28.57% 1
Bishop's Stortford - 2 - -
St Albans - 2 £30,000 - 1
Letchworth +18 1 £28,500 -
WAN
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 82 (85.42%) LAN
2 53 (55.21%) Cisco
3 40 (41.67%) VPN
4 39 (40.63%) Firewall
5 38 (39.58%) Windows
6 35 (36.46%) VMware
7 33 (34.38%) Active Directory
8 31 (32.29%) Cisco Certification
9 30 (31.25%) DNS
10 29 (30.21%) DHCP
11 28 (29.17%) BGP
12 25 (26.04%) Microsoft
13 24 (25.00%) MPLS
13 24 (25.00%) Data Centre
13 24 (25.00%) Windows Server
14 23 (23.96%) Wireless
14 23 (23.96%) CCNP
14 23 (23.96%) VMware Infrastructure
15 22 (22.92%) TCP/IP
16 21 (21.88%) CheckPoint
16 21 (21.88%) Office 365
17 20 (20.83%) Citrix
18 19 (19.79%) Network Security
19 18 (18.75%) Juniper
19 18 (18.75%) OSPF
19 18 (18.75%) Palo Alto
19 18 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
20 17 (17.71%) Problem-Solving
20 17 (17.71%) CCNA
20 17 (17.71%) VLAN

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 10 (10.42%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (4.17%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.08%) OpenStack
3 2 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (10.42%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.13%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 21 (21.88%) Office 365
2 10 (10.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (9.38%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (7.29%) OpenDNS
6 3 (3.13%) IaaS
6 3 (3.13%) PaaS
7 2 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (1.04%) OneDrive
8 1 (1.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 82 (85.42%) LAN
2 40 (41.67%) VPN
3 39 (40.63%) Firewall
4 30 (31.25%) DNS
5 29 (30.21%) DHCP
6 28 (29.17%) BGP
7 24 (25.00%) MPLS
8 23 (23.96%) Wireless
9 22 (22.92%) TCP/IP
10 19 (19.79%) Network Security
11 18 (18.75%) OSPF
12 17 (17.71%) VLAN
13 15 (15.63%) Cisco IOS
14 14 (14.58%) EIGRP
15 13 (13.54%) NetScaler
16 12 (12.50%) GLBP
16 12 (12.50%) IGRP
17 10 (10.42%) Cisco ASA
17 10 (10.42%) DWDM
18 8 (8.33%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.08%) MySQL
2 2 (2.08%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.04%) GIS
General
1 5 (5.21%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.17%) Retail
3 2 (2.08%) Back Office
3 2 (2.08%) Billing
3 2 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.04%) French Language
4 1 (1.04%) Greek Language
4 1 (1.04%) Italian Language
4 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.04%) Portuguese Language
4 1 (1.04%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 44 (45.83%) Network Engineer
2 12 (12.50%) Security Engineer
2 12 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
3 11 (11.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (11.46%) Network Security Engineer
4 10 (10.42%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (9.38%) Server Engineer
6 8 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
6 8 (8.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (8.33%) Windows Server Engineer
7 7 (7.29%) Consultant
8 6 (6.25%) Network Consultant
8 6 (6.25%) Support Engineer
9 5 (5.21%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (5.21%) Network Manager
9 5 (5.21%) Voice Engineer
9 5 (5.21%) Voice Network Engineer
10 4 (4.17%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 4 (4.17%) Network Engineering Manager
10 4 (4.17%) Systems Engineering Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.33%) HTML
1 8 (8.33%) XML
2 6 (6.25%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.08%) LDAP
4 1 (1.04%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 18 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (14.58%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.21%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.08%) Cloud Native
5 2 (2.08%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.08%) Handset
5 2 (2.08%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.08%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.04%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.04%) Clustering
6 1 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.04%) iPad
6 1 (1.04%) NHS
6 1 (1.04%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 38 (39.58%) Windows
2 24 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 12 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 10 (10.42%) Linux
5 9 (9.38%) Windows 10
6 8 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (7.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (6.25%) Windows 8
8 6 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (4.17%) Mac OS X
10 2 (2.08%) AIX
10 2 (2.08%) Android
10 2 (2.08%) Apple iOS
10 2 (2.08%) Ubuntu
10 2 (2.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.71%) Problem-Solving
2 15 (15.63%) Mentoring
3 14 (14.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 11 (11.46%) E-Commerce
4 11 (11.46%) ITIL
5 10 (10.42%) Change Management
5 10 (10.42%) Network Management
6 7 (7.29%) Load Balancing
6 7 (7.29%) Presales
7 6 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (6.25%) Business Continuity
7 6 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (5.21%) DevOps
8 5 (5.21%) ITSM
8 5 (5.21%) Network Design
8 5 (5.21%) Network Monitoring
8 5 (5.21%) Project Management
9 4 (4.17%) Network Optimisation
9 4 (4.17%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 4 (4.17%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.50%) SQL
2 11 (11.46%) PowerShell
3 6 (6.25%) Python
4 1 (1.04%) C#
Qualifications
1 31 (32.29%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (23.96%) CCNP
3 17 (17.71%) CCNA
4 14 (14.58%) Degree
5 9 (9.38%) CCIE
6 6 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (5.21%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (4.17%) CCENT
8 4 (4.17%) MCSA
9 3 (3.13%) JNCIE
9 3 (3.13%) JNCIP
9 3 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (2.08%) CISSP
10 2 (2.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (2.08%) MCSE
10 2 (2.08%) TOGAF Certification
11 1 (1.04%) CCIE Service Provider
11 1 (1.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.25%) SLA
2 2 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.04%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.04%) PMO
System Software
1 33 (34.38%) Active Directory
2 23 (23.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (3.13%) VMware NSX
5 2 (2.08%) Ceph
5 2 (2.08%) Firmware
5 2 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.04%) Docker
6 1 (1.04%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (8.33%) Backup Exec
2 3 (3.13%) Kubernetes
2 3 (3.13%) Observium
2 3 (3.13%) RANCID
3 2 (2.08%) Grafana
3 2 (2.08%) Prometheus
4 1 (1.04%) Ansible
4 1 (1.04%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.04%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.04%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.04%) SCCM
4 1 (1.04%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 53 (55.21%) Cisco
2 35 (36.46%) VMware
3 25 (26.04%) Microsoft
4 21 (21.88%) CheckPoint
5 20 (20.83%) Citrix
6 18 (18.75%) Juniper
6 18 (18.75%) Palo Alto
7 14 (14.58%) F5
8 12 (12.50%) Arista
9 11 (11.46%) Meraki
10 9 (9.38%) Fortinet
11 8 (8.33%) Dell
12 7 (7.29%) Cylance
13 6 (6.25%) Google
14 5 (5.21%) Veeam
15 4 (4.17%) Riverbed
16 3 (3.13%) HP
16 3 (3.13%) NetApp
16 3 (3.13%) Oracle
17 2 (2.08%) NEC