Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
South East > Kent
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 41 86
Rank change year-on-year -4 +45 -32
Permanent jobs citing WAN 75 98 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 5.98% 6.08% 2.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.99% 32.03% 14.02%
Number of salaries quoted 72 66 56
Kent median annual salary £49,000 £43,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.95% -9.47% -
10th Percentile £35,125 £26,250 £21,625
90th Percentile £65,000 £58,750 £63,125
South East median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.65% -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 242 306 435
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 19.28% 18.98% 19.48%
Number of salaries quoted 206 241 388
Kent median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £36,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.84% -11.45%
10th Percentile £21,875 £25,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £64,375 £58,750 £57,875
South East median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% +2.27% +10.00%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 +14 18 £49,000 -27.41% 1
Maidstone +31 9 £43,750 +9.38%
Sittingbourne +10 6 £30,000 +29.03%
Dartford -26 5 £46,000 -20.00% 1
Sevenoaks +3 3 £22,500 -25.00%
Chatham +10 2 £41,750 +41.53%
Stansted - 2 £37,000 - 1
WAN
South East

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 55 (73.33%) Cisco
2 54 (72.00%) LAN
3 41 (54.67%) Firewall
4 40 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
5 36 (48.00%) CCNA
5 36 (48.00%) MPLS
6 34 (45.33%) SolarWinds
6 34 (45.33%) F5
7 33 (44.00%) CheckPoint
8 32 (42.67%) VPN
9 29 (38.67%) CCNP
10 28 (37.33%) ITIL
11 27 (36.00%) CCIE
11 27 (36.00%) Load Balancing
12 26 (34.67%) VLAN
12 26 (34.67%) Change Management
13 25 (33.33%) Windows
14 23 (30.67%) VMware
15 22 (29.33%) Windows Server
16 21 (28.00%) Citrix
17 19 (25.33%) Cisco ASA
18 18 (24.00%) Palo Alto
19 17 (22.67%) Active Directory
19 17 (22.67%) WLAN
20 16 (21.33%) Blue Coat
20 16 (21.33%) Microsoft Azure
21 15 (20.00%) Network Architecture
21 15 (20.00%) VPLS
21 15 (20.00%) Finance
22 14 (18.67%) Microsoft

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 (4.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.67%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.33%) Acrobat
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 16 (21.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (6.67%) Office 365
4 1 (1.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (72.00%) LAN
2 41 (54.67%) Firewall
3 36 (48.00%) MPLS
4 32 (42.67%) VPN
5 26 (34.67%) VLAN
6 19 (25.33%) Cisco ASA
7 17 (22.67%) WLAN
8 15 (20.00%) VPLS
9 13 (17.33%) DHCP
9 13 (17.33%) DNS
9 13 (17.33%) Wireless
10 10 (13.33%) DMZ
10 10 (13.33%) Intrusion Detection
10 10 (13.33%) NetScaler
11 8 (10.67%) Cisco PIX
12 7 (9.33%) Internet
13 6 (8.00%) Cisco Wireless
13 6 (8.00%) IPsec
13 6 (8.00%) TCP/IP
14 5 (6.67%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 1 (1.33%) JIRA
General
1 15 (20.00%) Finance
2 11 (14.67%) Advertising
3 2 (2.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (54.67%) Network Engineer
2 13 (17.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 13 (17.33%) Deployment Engineer
3 12 (16.00%) WAN Engineer
4 11 (14.67%) Network Deployment Engineer
5 10 (13.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 9 (12.00%) Senior Network Engineer
7 8 (10.67%) Support Engineer
8 6 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (8.00%) Firewall Engineer
8 6 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (6.67%) Consultant
9 5 (6.67%) Firewall Consultant
9 5 (6.67%) IT Consultant
9 5 (6.67%) IT Security Consultant
9 5 (6.67%) IT Support
9 5 (6.67%) Network Consultant
9 5 (6.67%) Network Security Consultant
9 5 (6.67%) Security Consultant
10 4 (5.33%) Hyper-V Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.33%) Private Cloud
2 6 (8.00%) Driving Licence
3 4 (5.33%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.00%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 25 (33.33%) Windows
2 22 (29.33%) Windows Server
3 11 (14.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (8.00%) Windows 10
5 5 (6.67%) Windows 7
5 5 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (5.33%) Linux
6 4 (5.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (4.00%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (37.33%) ITIL
2 27 (36.00%) Load Balancing
3 26 (34.67%) Change Management
4 15 (20.00%) Network Architecture
5 13 (17.33%) Network Monitoring
6 12 (16.00%) Capacity Planning
6 12 (16.00%) Data Security
6 12 (16.00%) Service Management
7 10 (13.33%) Kalman Filter
7 10 (13.33%) Problem Management
7 10 (13.33%) Risk Management
8 9 (12.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 9 (12.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
9 7 (9.33%) Presales
9 7 (9.33%) Project Management
10 5 (6.67%) Change Control
10 5 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
10 5 (6.67%) Information Security
10 5 (6.67%) PRINCE
10 5 (6.67%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.67%) PowerShell
1 2 (2.67%) Python
1 2 (2.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 40 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (48.00%) CCNA
3 29 (38.67%) CCNP
4 27 (36.00%) CCIE
5 7 (9.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (8.00%) MCP
7 5 (6.67%) MCSE
8 3 (4.00%) MCITP
8 3 (4.00%) Security Cleared
9 2 (2.67%) CCSE
9 2 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (2.67%) Degree
9 2 (2.67%) MCDST
9 2 (2.67%) MCSA
9 2 (2.67%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.33%) CCDA
10 1 (1.33%) CCDP
10 1 (1.33%) HNC
10 1 (1.33%) HND
10 1 (1.33%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.00%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (22.67%) Active Directory
2 14 (18.67%) Hyper-V
2 14 (18.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 4 (5.33%) ProxySG
3 4 (5.33%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (4.00%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (4.00%) XenApp
4 3 (4.00%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (8.00%) vCenter Server
2 3 (4.00%) SCCM
3 2 (2.67%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 55 (73.33%) Cisco
2 34 (45.33%) F5
2 34 (45.33%) SolarWinds
3 33 (44.00%) CheckPoint
4 23 (30.67%) VMware
5 21 (28.00%) Citrix
6 18 (24.00%) Palo Alto
7 16 (21.33%) Blue Coat
8 14 (18.67%) Microsoft
9 11 (14.67%) Forcepoint
10 10 (13.33%) Juniper
11 9 (12.00%) Aruba
12 8 (10.67%) HP
13 5 (6.67%) Fortinet
14 4 (5.33%) ProCurve
14 4 (5.33%) Riverbed
15 3 (4.00%) CommVault
15 3 (4.00%) Dell
15 3 (4.00%) NetApp
15 3 (4.00%) Nimsoft