Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
South East > Kent
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 31 31
Rank change year-on-year -21 0 +58
Permanent jobs citing WAN 33 94 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 3.51% 7.08% 6.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.74% 35.47% 29.52%
Number of salaries quoted 25 84 88
Kent median annual salary £32,500 £45,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -28.57% +5.81% -4.44%
10th Percentile £21,750 £21,250 £25,163
90th Percentile £48,250 £64,625 £71,125
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% -2.33% -4.44%

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 139 265 393
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 14.77% 19.97% 23.45%
Number of salaries quoted 115 208 345
Kent median annual salary £34,000 £40,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +8.11% -1.33%
10th Percentile £21,450 £21,250 £21,600
90th Percentile £51,250 £65,000 £60,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +2.27%

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 10 December 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 10 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
Dartford +7 9 £29,500 +1.72%
Maidstone -10 8 £32,500 -23.53%
Chatham 0 3 £42,500 -5.03%
Tonbridge - 3 £20,500 -
Sittingbourne +2 2 £37,500 +66.67%
Rochester - 2 £47,500 -
West Malling -22 1 £37,000 -24.49%
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £28,000 -
Stansted - 1 £42,500 -
WAN
South East

For the 6 months to 10 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 Kent region with a requirement for WAN.

1 30 (90.91%) LAN
2 23 (69.70%) Firewall
3 22 (66.67%) Cisco
4 15 (45.45%) Network Design
5 13 (39.39%) Data Centre
6 11 (33.33%) CheckPoint
7 10 (30.30%) VPN
7 10 (30.30%) Wireless
8 8 (24.24%) Windows
8 8 (24.24%) CCNA
8 8 (24.24%) HP
8 8 (24.24%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (24.24%) F5
9 7 (21.21%) Aruba
9 7 (21.21%) Network Monitoring
9 7 (21.21%) Telepresence
9 7 (21.21%) WLAN
9 7 (21.21%) Mitel
9 7 (21.21%) IP Telephony
9 7 (21.21%) Blue Coat
9 7 (21.21%) ProxySG
9 7 (21.21%) VLAN
9 7 (21.21%) Load Balancing
10 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
10 6 (18.18%) Windows Server
10 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (18.18%) Office 365
11 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
11 5 (15.15%) Finance
12 4 (12.12%) Hyper-V

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 3 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.03%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (18.18%) Office 365
2 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (3.03%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 30 (90.91%) LAN
2 23 (69.70%) Firewall
3 10 (30.30%) VPN
3 10 (30.30%) Wireless
4 7 (21.21%) IP Telephony
4 7 (21.21%) Telepresence
4 7 (21.21%) VLAN
4 7 (21.21%) WLAN
5 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
6 2 (6.06%) BGP
6 2 (6.06%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (6.06%) OSPF
6 2 (6.06%) VoIP
7 1 (3.03%) Cisco Firepower
7 1 (3.03%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (3.03%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (3.03%) Internet
7 1 (3.03%) MPLS
7 1 (3.03%) Network Security
7 1 (3.03%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Advertising
3 2 (6.06%) Electronics
4 1 (3.03%) Billing
4 1 (3.03%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 16 (48.48%) Cisco Engineer
2 16 (48.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 7 (21.21%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
3 7 (21.21%) Wireless Engineer
3 7 (21.21%) Wireless Network Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (6.06%) Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.03%) IT Administrator
6 1 (3.03%) Network Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.03%) Service Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Account Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Manager
Miscellaneous
1 13 (39.39%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.03%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (3.03%) Replication
2 1 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Windows
2 6 (18.18%) Windows Server
3 3 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 2 (6.06%) Windows 10
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.03%) Linux
5 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) Network Design
2 7 (21.21%) Load Balancing
2 7 (21.21%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (9.09%) Business Continuity
3 3 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (6.06%) Project Management
5 1 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.03%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.03%) DevOps
5 1 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.03%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.03%) Patch Management
5 1 (3.03%) Resource Management
5 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) Perl
2 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) CCNA
1 8 (24.24%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (9.09%) CCNP
3 1 (3.03%) MCP
3 1 (3.03%) MCSE
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (21.21%) ProxySG
2 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
3 4 (12.12%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (3.03%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 22 (66.67%) Cisco
2 11 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 8 (24.24%) F5
3 8 (24.24%) HP
4 7 (21.21%) Aruba
4 7 (21.21%) Blue Coat
4 7 (21.21%) Mitel
5 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
6 2 (6.06%) VMware
7 1 (3.03%) Google
7 1 (3.03%) Veeam