Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
South East > Kent
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 42 82
Rank change year-on-year -2 +40 -2
Permanent jobs citing WAN 72 84 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 6.23% 5.56% 3.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 32.43% 32.31% 15.09%
Number of salaries quoted 76 58 58
Kent median annual salary £55,000 £40,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +37.50% -23.81% +10.53%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,800 £22,300
90th Percentile £67,500 £58,750 £71,250
South East median annual salary £49,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +22.50% -11.11% +2.27%

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 222 260 444
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 19.22% 17.21% 21.06%
Number of salaries quoted 204 200 383
Kent median annual salary £35,000 £38,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.89% +8.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £20,000 £21,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £59,100 £55,000 £58,750
South East median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% -2.30% +2.35%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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
West Malling +7 16 £55,000 +15.79%
Tunbridge Wells +5 10 £19,500 -40.00%
Maidstone -2 6 £41,312 +3.28% 3
Sittingbourne +8 4 £41,250 +83.33% 1
Dartford -12 4 £49,000 -14.78% 4
Stansted - 2 £37,000 -
Chatham +14 1 £40,000 -33.33%
Canterbury - 1 £32,500 -
WAN
South East

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 61 (84.72%) LAN
2 54 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
3 52 (72.22%) Cisco
4 49 (68.06%) CCNA
5 41 (56.94%) MPLS
6 37 (51.39%) CCNP
6 37 (51.39%) SolarWinds
7 34 (47.22%) F5
8 33 (45.83%) Load Balancing
9 32 (44.44%) VLAN
9 32 (44.44%) VPN
9 32 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
10 30 (41.67%) WLAN
10 30 (41.67%) Citrix
10 30 (41.67%) CCIE
11 29 (40.28%) Change Management
11 29 (40.28%) Finance
12 28 (38.89%) Blue Coat
13 27 (37.50%) VPLS
14 26 (36.11%) Amazon AWS
14 26 (36.11%) Capacity Planning
14 26 (36.11%) Kalman Filter
15 24 (33.33%) NetScaler
15 24 (33.33%) Private Cloud
15 24 (33.33%) Network Architecture
15 24 (33.33%) Zscaler
15 24 (33.33%) Problem Management
15 24 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
15 24 (33.33%) Service Management
15 24 (33.33%) Risk Management

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 6 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (15.28%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 32 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (36.11%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (18.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 61 (84.72%) LAN
2 41 (56.94%) MPLS
3 32 (44.44%) VLAN
3 32 (44.44%) VPN
4 30 (41.67%) WLAN
5 27 (37.50%) VPLS
6 24 (33.33%) DMZ
6 24 (33.33%) Firewall
6 24 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
6 24 (33.33%) NetScaler
7 10 (13.89%) Wireless
8 8 (11.11%) BGP
8 8 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (11.11%) OSPF
9 7 (9.72%) DNS
10 5 (6.94%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (6.94%) DHCP
11 4 (5.56%) EIGRP
11 4 (5.56%) TCP/IP
12 3 (4.17%) SAN
General
1 29 (40.28%) Finance
2 4 (5.56%) Advertising
3 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 44 (61.11%) Network Engineer
2 9 (12.50%) IT Support
3 8 (11.11%) WAN Engineer
4 7 (9.72%) Analyst
5 6 (8.33%) IT Analyst
5 6 (8.33%) IT Support Analyst
5 6 (8.33%) Support Analyst
6 5 (6.94%) Deployment Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Network Specialist
6 5 (6.94%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) Hyper-V Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 4 (5.56%) IT Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Cisco Specialist
8 3 (4.17%) IT Project Manager
8 3 (4.17%) IT Support Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Network Deployment Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Senior Network Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Storage Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.39%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 24 (33.33%) Private Cloud
2 8 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.17%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.78%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.39%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 20 (27.78%) Windows
2 17 (23.61%) Windows Server
3 7 (9.72%) Windows 7
3 7 (9.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (6.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.17%) Linux
5 3 (4.17%) Windows 10
5 3 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.78%) Unix
7 1 (1.39%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (45.83%) Load Balancing
2 29 (40.28%) Change Management
3 26 (36.11%) Capacity Planning
3 26 (36.11%) Kalman Filter
4 24 (33.33%) Data Security
4 24 (33.33%) Network Architecture
4 24 (33.33%) Problem Management
4 24 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 24 (33.33%) Service Management
5 16 (22.22%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 16 (22.22%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 10 (13.89%) ITIL
7 7 (9.72%) Network Design
7 7 (9.72%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (5.56%) Migration
8 4 (5.56%) Project Management
9 3 (4.17%) BCP
9 3 (4.17%) Data Protection
9 3 (4.17%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 2 (2.78%) Expense Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.78%) PowerShell
1 2 (2.78%) Python
1 2 (2.78%) SQL
1 2 (2.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 54 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (68.06%) CCNA
3 37 (51.39%) CCNP
4 30 (41.67%) CCIE
5 13 (18.06%) MCP
5 13 (18.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (12.50%) MCITP
7 8 (11.11%) A+ Certification
8 5 (6.94%) MCSE
9 3 (4.17%) Degree
10 2 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (2.78%) MCDST
11 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.94%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (23.61%) Active Directory
2 12 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 5 (6.94%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (4.17%) ProxySG
5 3 (4.17%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (4.17%) XenApp
5 3 (4.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (2.78%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.39%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.39%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 52 (72.22%) Cisco
2 37 (51.39%) SolarWinds
3 34 (47.22%) F5
4 30 (41.67%) Citrix
5 28 (38.89%) Blue Coat
6 24 (33.33%) Forcepoint
6 24 (33.33%) Zscaler
7 14 (19.44%) VMware
8 13 (18.06%) CheckPoint
9 9 (12.50%) Microsoft
10 7 (9.72%) HP
11 6 (8.33%) CommVault
11 6 (8.33%) Juniper
11 6 (8.33%) Palo Alto
12 5 (6.94%) Aruba
13 4 (5.56%) Meraki
14 3 (4.17%) Dell
14 3 (4.17%) NetApp
14 3 (4.17%) Nimsoft
15 2 (2.78%) Apple