Period
to 16 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 16 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
South East > Kent
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 30 62
Rank change year-on-year -6 +32 +35
Permanent jobs citing WAN 71 102 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 6.43% 7.48% 4.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 33.81% 39.69% 18.33%
Number of salaries quoted 64 89 63
Kent median annual salary £41,906 £40,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% -6.98% -8.51%
10th Percentile £25,650 £23,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £50,875 £77,050
South East median annual salary £46,750 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +16.88% -11.11% -

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 Kent with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Kent
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 210 257 442
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 19.02% 18.86% 22.41%
Number of salaries quoted 189 216 380
Kent median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £19,950 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £62,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,750
% change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +2.94%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Kent

WAN
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Salary trend for WAN in Kent

WAN
Salary Histogram in Kent

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Kent over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Salary histogram for WAN in Kent

WAN
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Kent region over the 6 months to 16 August 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
Dartford -3 17 £49,000 +84.91%
Maidstone -7 14 £34,250 -14.38% 3
Tunbridge Wells +15 11 £19,500 -40.00%
West Malling -7 11 £55,000 +12.24%
Sittingbourne +3 3 £37,500 +66.67%
Chatham +4 1 £40,000 -21.95%
Canterbury - 1 £32,500 -
Stansted - 1 £42,500 -
WAN
South East

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 Kent region with a requirement for WAN.

1 65 (91.55%) LAN
2 49 (69.01%) Cisco
3 40 (56.34%) Cisco Certification
4 36 (50.70%) CCNA
5 34 (47.89%) Firewall
6 31 (43.66%) WLAN
6 31 (43.66%) Load Balancing
6 31 (43.66%) F5
7 29 (40.85%) Blue Coat
8 27 (38.03%) VLAN
8 27 (38.03%) VPN
9 25 (35.21%) CCNP
10 24 (33.80%) MPLS
11 23 (32.39%) Data Centre
12 22 (30.99%) Microsoft Azure
12 22 (30.99%) Network Design
13 20 (28.17%) SolarWinds
14 18 (25.35%) Wireless
14 18 (25.35%) HP
14 18 (25.35%) Windows
15 17 (23.94%) Active Directory
15 17 (23.94%) CCIE
15 17 (23.94%) Amazon AWS
15 17 (23.94%) Finance
15 17 (23.94%) Kalman Filter
15 17 (23.94%) Windows Server
16 16 (22.54%) Change Management
16 16 (22.54%) CheckPoint
17 15 (21.13%) DMZ
17 15 (21.13%) Forcepoint

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 8 (11.27%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (4.23%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.41%) IIS
4 1 (1.41%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (16.90%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 22 (30.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (23.94%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (21.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 65 (91.55%) LAN
2 34 (47.89%) Firewall
3 31 (43.66%) WLAN
4 27 (38.03%) VLAN
4 27 (38.03%) VPN
5 24 (33.80%) MPLS
6 18 (25.35%) Wireless
7 15 (21.13%) DMZ
7 15 (21.13%) Intrusion Detection
7 15 (21.13%) NetScaler
7 15 (21.13%) VPLS
8 14 (19.72%) Telepresence
9 10 (14.08%) IP Telephony
10 8 (11.27%) BGP
10 8 (11.27%) OSPF
11 6 (8.45%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (8.45%) DNS
11 6 (8.45%) TCP/IP
12 4 (5.63%) DHCP
12 4 (5.63%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.23%) SQL Server
General
1 17 (23.94%) Finance
2 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 44 (61.97%) Network Engineer
2 17 (23.94%) Cisco Engineer
2 17 (23.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 9 (12.68%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
3 9 (12.68%) IT Support
3 9 (12.68%) Wireless Engineer
3 9 (12.68%) Wireless Network Engineer
4 7 (9.86%) Analyst
5 6 (8.45%) IT Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 5 (7.04%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Cisco Specialist
7 4 (5.63%) IT Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) IT Support Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) IT Support Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Network Specialist
7 4 (5.63%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) WAN Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Administrator
8 3 (4.23%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.82%) COM
2 1 (1.41%) .NET
2 1 (1.41%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 23 (32.39%) Data Centre
2 15 (21.13%) Private Cloud
3 4 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.23%) Replication
5 2 (2.82%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (25.35%) Windows
2 17 (23.94%) Windows Server
3 9 (12.68%) Windows 7
4 8 (11.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.23%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.82%) Linux
6 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (43.66%) Load Balancing
2 22 (30.99%) Network Design
3 17 (23.94%) Kalman Filter
4 16 (22.54%) Change Management
5 15 (21.13%) Capacity Planning
5 15 (21.13%) Data Security
5 15 (21.13%) Network Architecture
5 15 (21.13%) Problem Management
5 15 (21.13%) Risk Management
5 15 (21.13%) Service Management
6 12 (16.90%) Network Monitoring
7 7 (9.86%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 7 (9.86%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 4 (5.63%) Migration
8 4 (5.63%) Project Management
9 3 (4.23%) Business Continuity
9 3 (4.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 3 (4.23%) ITIL
9 3 (4.23%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (4.23%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.04%) SQL
2 1 (1.41%) Perl
2 1 (1.41%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.41%) Python
Qualifications
1 40 (56.34%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (50.70%) CCNA
3 25 (35.21%) CCNP
4 17 (23.94%) CCIE
5 12 (16.90%) MCP
6 11 (15.49%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (11.27%) A+ Certification
8 6 (8.45%) MCITP
9 5 (7.04%) MCSE
10 1 (1.41%) Degree
10 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (1.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) PMO
2 1 (1.41%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (23.94%) Active Directory
2 14 (19.72%) ProxySG
3 9 (12.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (11.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 8 (11.27%) Virtual Servers
5 7 (9.86%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.82%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 49 (69.01%) Cisco
2 31 (43.66%) F5
3 29 (40.85%) Blue Coat
4 20 (28.17%) SolarWinds
5 18 (25.35%) HP
6 16 (22.54%) CheckPoint
7 15 (21.13%) Aruba
7 15 (21.13%) Citrix
7 15 (21.13%) Forcepoint
7 15 (21.13%) Zscaler
8 11 (15.49%) Microsoft
9 10 (14.08%) Mitel
9 10 (14.08%) VMware
10 5 (7.04%) CommVault
11 4 (5.63%) Meraki
11 4 (5.63%) Veeam
12 2 (2.82%) Juniper
12 2 (2.82%) Palo Alto
13 1 (1.41%) Capita
13 1 (1.41%) Riverbed