Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
South East > Kent
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 29 42
Rank change year-on-year -11 +13 +74
Permanent jobs citing WAN 50 97 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 4.88% 7.63% 5.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.93% 40.42% 23.74%
Number of salaries quoted 41 83 73
Kent median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,500 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £54,875 £65,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +1.69%

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 179 240 417
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 17.46% 18.87% 23.41%
Number of salaries quoted 161 196 359
Kent median annual salary £35,000 £39,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.26% +11.43% -2.78%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £58,750 £60,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%

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 21 October 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 21 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
Dartford +1 17 £47,500 +79.25%
Maidstone -13 14 £34,250 -19.41% 2
Tunbridge Wells +7 3 £28,000 -8.94%
Sittingbourne +2 3 £37,500 +66.67%
West Malling -16 3 £65,000 +32.65% 1
Tonbridge - 2 £20,500 -
Chatham 0 1 £40,000 -13.04%
Stansted - 1 £42,500 -
Rochester - 1 £47,500 -
WAN
South East

For the 6 months to 21 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 Kent region with a requirement for WAN.

1 48 (96.00%) LAN
2 33 (66.00%) Cisco
3 29 (58.00%) Firewall
4 22 (44.00%) Data Centre
5 20 (40.00%) Network Design
6 18 (36.00%) WLAN
6 18 (36.00%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (34.00%) HP
7 17 (34.00%) Wireless
7 17 (34.00%) Blue Coat
7 17 (34.00%) Load Balancing
7 17 (34.00%) F5
8 15 (30.00%) VPN
9 14 (28.00%) CCNA
9 14 (28.00%) Aruba
10 13 (26.00%) VLAN
10 13 (26.00%) ProxySG
10 13 (26.00%) Windows
10 13 (26.00%) CheckPoint
10 13 (26.00%) Telepresence
11 12 (24.00%) Windows Server
11 12 (24.00%) CCNP
11 12 (24.00%) Microsoft
12 11 (22.00%) Network Monitoring
13 10 (20.00%) Active Directory
13 10 (20.00%) Mitel
13 10 (20.00%) IP Telephony
13 10 (20.00%) Office 365
14 9 (18.00%) Microsoft Azure
14 9 (18.00%) MPLS

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 4 (8.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.00%) IIS
3 1 (2.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (20.00%) Office 365
2 9 (18.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 48 (96.00%) LAN
2 29 (58.00%) Firewall
3 18 (36.00%) WLAN
4 17 (34.00%) Wireless
5 15 (30.00%) VPN
6 13 (26.00%) Telepresence
6 13 (26.00%) VLAN
7 10 (20.00%) IP Telephony
8 9 (18.00%) MPLS
9 6 (12.00%) BGP
9 6 (12.00%) OSPF
10 5 (10.00%) TCP/IP
11 4 (8.00%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (8.00%) DMZ
11 4 (8.00%) EIGRP
11 4 (8.00%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (8.00%) NetScaler
11 4 (8.00%) VPLS
12 3 (6.00%) DHCP
12 3 (6.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (8.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.00%) Billing
2 1 (2.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 28 (56.00%) Network Engineer
2 16 (32.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 16 (32.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 9 (18.00%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
3 9 (18.00%) Wireless Engineer
3 9 (18.00%) Wireless Network Engineer
4 4 (8.00%) Analyst
4 4 (8.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 4 (8.00%) Network Specialist
5 3 (6.00%) Administrator
5 3 (6.00%) Cisco Specialist
5 3 (6.00%) IT Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Software Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) IT Administrator
6 2 (4.00%) IT Support
6 2 (4.00%) IT Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) COM
2 1 (2.00%) .NET
2 1 (2.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 22 (44.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.00%) Private Cloud
3 3 (6.00%) Replication
4 2 (4.00%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.00%) Windows
2 12 (24.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 4 (8.00%) Windows 10
6 2 (4.00%) Linux
7 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.00%) Network Design
2 17 (34.00%) Load Balancing
3 11 (22.00%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (8.00%) Change Management
4 4 (8.00%) Data Security
4 4 (8.00%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (8.00%) Network Architecture
4 4 (8.00%) Problem Management
4 4 (8.00%) Risk Management
4 4 (8.00%) Service Management
5 3 (6.00%) Business Continuity
5 3 (6.00%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (6.00%) Project Management
5 3 (6.00%) Resource Management
6 2 (4.00%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 2 (4.00%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.00%) Migration
7 1 (2.00%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.00%) Perl
2 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (36.00%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (28.00%) CCNA
3 12 (24.00%) CCNP
4 5 (10.00%) MCP
5 4 (8.00%) CCIE
5 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (6.00%) MCSE
7 1 (2.00%) A+ Certification
7 1 (2.00%) Degree
7 1 (2.00%) MCITP
7 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) PMO
2 1 (2.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (26.00%) ProxySG
2 10 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (14.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 7 (14.00%) Virtual Servers
4 5 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 5 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.00%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 33 (66.00%) Cisco
2 17 (34.00%) Blue Coat
2 17 (34.00%) F5
2 17 (34.00%) HP
3 14 (28.00%) Aruba
4 13 (26.00%) CheckPoint
5 12 (24.00%) Microsoft
6 10 (20.00%) Mitel
7 8 (16.00%) SolarWinds
8 7 (14.00%) VMware
9 4 (8.00%) Citrix
9 4 (8.00%) CommVault
9 4 (8.00%) Forcepoint
9 4 (8.00%) Veeam
9 4 (8.00%) Zscaler
10 1 (2.00%) Meraki
10 1 (2.00%) Riverbed