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 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
South East / Kent
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 57 78
Rank change year-on-year +27 +21  
Permanent jobs citing WAN 53 31 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 7.97% 3.29% 1.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 42.06% 17.03% 10.19%
Number of salaries quoted 48 24 21
Median salary £40,000 £49,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.36% +22.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £24,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £69,250 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - -5.88%  

WAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
Kent
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 126 182 206
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 18.95% 19.32% 19.20%
Number of salaries quoted 110 147 196
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent citing WAN as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone - 13 £40,000 -
Sittingbourne -3 9 £22,500 -2.17%
West Malling +14 7 £47,500 -36.66% 3
Dartford +2 4 £26,500 -55.83%
Tunbridge Wells +5 3 £32,500 +124.13%
Chatham +1 1 £60,000 +61.07%
Sevenoaks -4 1 £21,500 -23.21%
WAN
South East

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 73 (86.90%) LAN
2 60 (71.43%) Cisco
3 54 (64.29%) Windows
4 46 (54.76%) Microsoft
5 41 (48.81%) Windows Server
6 39 (46.43%) Firewall
7 36 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
7 36 (42.86%) CheckPoint
8 33 (39.29%) Network Security
9 31 (36.90%) Wireless
10 28 (33.33%) Active Directory
11 26 (30.95%) MPLS
12 25 (29.76%) F5
13 23 (27.38%) CCNA
14 22 (26.19%) Microsoft Office
15 20 (23.81%) MS Exchange
15 20 (23.81%) Palo Alto
15 20 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
16 18 (21.43%) Hyper-V
16 18 (21.43%) Windows 7
16 18 (21.43%) Data Centre
16 18 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
16 18 (21.43%) ITIL
16 18 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
16 18 (21.43%) Change Management
17 17 (20.24%) DHCP
18 16 (19.05%) VPN
18 16 (19.05%) DNS
18 16 (19.05%) SLA
18 16 (19.05%) MCSE

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 20 (23.81%) MS Exchange
2 10 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (8.33%) Skype for Business
4 6 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (3.57%) Confluence
7 2 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 22 (26.19%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (5.95%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.19%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 13 (15.48%) Office 365
2 12 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.57%) IaaS
4 2 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.38%) PaaS
4 2 (2.38%) SaaS
5 1 (1.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.19%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (1.19%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 73 (86.90%) LAN
2 39 (46.43%) Firewall
3 33 (39.29%) Network Security
4 31 (36.90%) Wireless
5 26 (30.95%) MPLS
6 17 (20.24%) DHCP
7 16 (19.05%) DNS
7 16 (19.05%) VPN
8 13 (15.48%) IPsec
9 12 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
9 12 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
9 12 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 12 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 11 (13.10%) BGP
10 11 (13.10%) EIGRP
10 11 (13.10%) OSPF
11 10 (11.90%) VoIP
12 9 (10.71%) DSL
12 9 (10.71%) TCP/IP
13 8 (9.52%) QSIG
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 3 (3.57%) JIRA
General
1 10 (11.90%) Finance
2 5 (5.95%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.76%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 28 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 26 (30.95%) Cisco Engineer
3 21 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 17 (20.24%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 14 (16.67%) IT Engineer
5 14 (16.67%) IT Support
5 14 (16.67%) Support Engineer
6 12 (14.29%) IT Support Engineer
7 11 (13.10%) Security Engineer
8 10 (11.90%) Escalation Engineer
8 10 (11.90%) Network Security Engineer
8 10 (11.90%) WAN Engineer
9 9 (10.71%) Cisco Security Engineer
10 8 (9.52%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
10 8 (9.52%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
10 8 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (9.52%) Cisco Design Engineer
10 8 (9.52%) Firewall Engineer
11 7 (8.33%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.52%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 9 (10.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (5.95%) iPhone
4 4 (4.76%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.38%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.38%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.38%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.19%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (1.19%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 54 (64.29%) Windows
2 41 (48.81%) Windows Server
3 20 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (21.43%) Windows 7
4 18 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (15.48%) Windows XP
6 11 (13.10%) Linux
7 6 (7.14%) Windows 10
8 5 (5.95%) Android
8 5 (5.95%) Windows 8
8 5 (5.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (3.57%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.19%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.43%) Change Management
1 18 (21.43%) ITIL
2 9 (10.71%) CRM
3 8 (9.52%) Load Balancing
3 8 (9.52%) Network Design
3 8 (9.52%) Project Management
3 8 (9.52%) Service Delivery
3 8 (9.52%) Translating Business Requirements
4 7 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (7.14%) Network Architecture
6 5 (5.95%) Break/Fix
6 5 (5.95%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (5.95%) Escalation Management
6 5 (5.95%) High Availability
6 5 (5.95%) Migration
6 5 (5.95%) Security Patching
7 4 (4.76%) Patch Management
7 4 (4.76%) PRINCE2
7 4 (4.76%) Vulnerability Management
8 3 (3.57%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.95%) JavaScript
1 5 (5.95%) PowerShell
1 5 (5.95%) Python
Qualifications
1 36 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (27.38%) CCNA
3 18 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (19.05%) CCNP
4 16 (19.05%) MCSE
5 11 (13.10%) MCP
6 10 (11.90%) MCSA
7 9 (10.71%) CCSE
8 8 (9.52%) CCIE
9 6 (7.14%) A+ Certification
10 5 (5.95%) CISA
10 5 (5.95%) CISM
10 5 (5.95%) CISSP
10 5 (5.95%) MCSD
10 5 (5.95%) Security Cleared
11 4 (4.76%) HNC
11 4 (4.76%) HND
11 4 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (4.76%) SC Cleared
12 3 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (19.05%) SLA
2 7 (8.33%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 18 (21.43%) Hyper-V
3 12 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.38%) vSphere
5 1 (1.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (5.95%) SCCM
2 1 (1.19%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 60 (71.43%) Cisco
2 46 (54.76%) Microsoft
3 36 (42.86%) CheckPoint
4 25 (29.76%) F5
5 20 (23.81%) Palo Alto
6 14 (16.67%) VMware
7 13 (15.48%) Aruba
7 13 (15.48%) Fortinet
8 12 (14.29%) Blue Coat
9 10 (11.90%) Forcepoint
10 9 (10.71%) Sourcefire
11 8 (9.52%) Mitel
12 7 (8.33%) Avaya
12 7 (8.33%) Juniper
13 4 (4.76%) Apple
13 4 (4.76%) SolarWinds
14 3 (3.57%) Brocade
14 3 (3.57%) Splunk
15 2 (2.38%) LogRhythm
15 2 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
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