Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
South East > Kent
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 33 106
Rank change year-on-year +7 +73 -59
Permanent jobs citing WAN 98 111 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 7.41% 6.47% 1.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 37.98% 27.01% 10.92%
Number of salaries quoted 86 86 39
Kent median annual salary £44,250 £42,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.51% +6.88% -12.09%
10th Percentile £21,250 £24,688 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £72,500 £60,000
South East median annual salary £40,000 £43,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -6.98% -4.44% +12.50%

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 258 411 403
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 19.52% 23.95% 18.17%
Number of salaries quoted 208 360 370
Kent median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,009
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +4.14% -15.27%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £55,000
South East median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% +4.65% +7.50%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 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
West Malling +15 25 £49,000 -30.00%
Dartford -14 19 £26,500 -53.91%
Maidstone +40 16 £42,500 -19.05%
Sittingbourne +6 12 £22,500 -
Sevenoaks +3 4 £22,000 -12.00%
Chatham +1 4 £44,750 +22.60%
WAN
South East

For the 6 months to 24 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 Kent region with a requirement for WAN.

1 72 (73.47%) LAN
2 67 (68.37%) Cisco
3 53 (54.08%) Firewall
4 47 (47.96%) Windows
5 45 (45.92%) CheckPoint
6 44 (44.90%) MPLS
6 44 (44.90%) Windows Server
7 41 (41.84%) ITIL
7 41 (41.84%) VPN
8 35 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
9 34 (34.69%) Microsoft
10 31 (31.63%) CCNA
10 31 (31.63%) Active Directory
10 31 (31.63%) F5
11 30 (30.61%) VLAN
11 30 (30.61%) Cisco ASA
12 27 (27.55%) VMware
12 27 (27.55%) SolarWinds
13 25 (25.51%) Load Balancing
13 25 (25.51%) Change Management
13 25 (25.51%) CCIE
14 24 (24.49%) CCNP
14 24 (24.49%) DNS
14 24 (24.49%) DHCP
15 22 (22.45%) Network Monitoring
16 20 (20.41%) Cisco PIX
17 19 (19.39%) VMware Infrastructure
17 19 (19.39%) Hyper-V
17 19 (19.39%) Windows Server 2012
18 18 (18.37%) Palo Alto

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 17 (17.35%) MS Exchange
2 9 (9.18%) Skype for Business
3 7 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (4.08%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (5.10%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.04%) Acrobat
2 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 12 (12.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (10.20%) Office 365
3 7 (7.14%) IaaS
4 2 (2.04%) PaaS
4 2 (2.04%) SaaS
5 1 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 72 (73.47%) LAN
2 53 (54.08%) Firewall
3 44 (44.90%) MPLS
4 41 (41.84%) VPN
5 30 (30.61%) Cisco ASA
5 30 (30.61%) VLAN
6 24 (24.49%) DHCP
6 24 (24.49%) DNS
7 20 (20.41%) Cisco PIX
8 18 (18.37%) Wireless
9 15 (15.31%) IPsec
10 12 (12.24%) TCP/IP
11 11 (11.22%) 802.11
11 11 (11.22%) DPNSS
11 11 (11.22%) QSIG
11 11 (11.22%) SNMP
11 11 (11.22%) WLAN
12 10 (10.20%) Telepresence
13 8 (8.16%) Network Security
13 8 (8.16%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.08%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (4.08%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.04%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.02%) JIRA
General
1 10 (10.20%) Advertising
2 7 (7.14%) Finance
3 2 (2.04%) Banking
3 2 (2.04%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 44 (44.90%) Network Engineer
2 28 (28.57%) Cisco Engineer
3 27 (27.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 20 (20.41%) Deployment Engineer
4 20 (20.41%) Network Deployment Engineer
5 19 (19.39%) Support Engineer
6 17 (17.35%) WAN Engineer
7 14 (14.29%) IT Engineer
8 12 (12.24%) IT Support
9 11 (11.22%) IT Support Engineer
10 9 (9.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 8 (8.16%) 3rd Line Support
11 8 (8.16%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 7 (7.14%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
12 7 (7.14%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
12 7 (7.14%) Analyst
12 7 (7.14%) Field Engineer
12 7 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
13 6 (6.12%) Firewall Engineer
13 6 (6.12%) Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.22%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.04%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.18%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.14%) Blackberry
3 6 (6.12%) Driving Licence
4 4 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.04%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.04%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.04%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 47 (47.96%) Windows
2 44 (44.90%) Windows Server
3 19 (19.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (17.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (9.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (6.12%) Windows 7
7 4 (4.08%) Windows 10
7 4 (4.08%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.04%) Linux
9 1 (1.02%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (41.84%) ITIL
2 25 (25.51%) Change Management
2 25 (25.51%) Load Balancing
3 22 (22.45%) Network Monitoring
4 9 (9.18%) Network Architecture
4 9 (9.18%) Project Management
5 7 (7.14%) Patch Management
5 7 (7.14%) Presales
6 6 (6.12%) High Availability
7 5 (5.10%) Change Control
7 5 (5.10%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (5.10%) Information Security
7 5 (5.10%) PRINCE
7 5 (5.10%) PRINCE2
7 5 (5.10%) Service Delivery
8 4 (4.08%) Network Management
8 4 (4.08%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (3.06%) Capacity Management
9 3 (3.06%) ITIL V3
9 3 (3.06%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.12%) SQL
2 5 (5.10%) PowerShell
2 5 (5.10%) Python
3 4 (4.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 35 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (31.63%) CCNA
3 25 (25.51%) CCIE
4 24 (24.49%) CCNP
5 12 (12.24%) MCSA
5 12 (12.24%) MCSE
5 12 (12.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (5.10%) MCP
7 4 (4.08%) MCSD
7 4 (4.08%) Security Cleared
8 3 (3.06%) CISA
8 3 (3.06%) CISM
8 3 (3.06%) CISSP
8 3 (3.06%) SC Cleared
9 2 (2.04%) CCDA
9 2 (2.04%) CCSE
9 2 (2.04%) HNC
9 2 (2.04%) HND
10 1 (1.02%) CCDP
10 1 (1.02%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.04%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (31.63%) Active Directory
2 19 (19.39%) Hyper-V
2 19 (19.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (11.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 11 (11.22%) Virtual Servers
4 10 (10.20%) ProxySG
5 2 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (11.22%) SCCM
2 5 (5.10%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 67 (68.37%) Cisco
2 45 (45.92%) CheckPoint
3 34 (34.69%) Microsoft
4 31 (31.63%) F5
5 27 (27.55%) SolarWinds
5 27 (27.55%) VMware
6 18 (18.37%) Palo Alto
7 14 (14.29%) Aruba
8 11 (11.22%) Blue Coat
9 10 (10.20%) HP
9 10 (10.20%) ProCurve
9 10 (10.20%) Riverbed
10 7 (7.14%) Citrix
11 6 (6.12%) Juniper
12 5 (5.10%) Fortinet
13 3 (3.06%) Avaya
13 3 (3.06%) Mitel
14 2 (2.04%) Adobe
14 2 (2.04%) Dell
14 2 (2.04%) Salesforce.com