Period
to 22 July 2019

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 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
South East > Kent
6 months to
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 52 31 36
Rank change year-on-year -21 +5 +42
Permanent jobs citing WAN 47 82 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 5.02% 7.15% 6.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.27% 35.96% 37.50%
Number of salaries quoted 41 76 80
Kent median annual salary £34,000 £49,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -30.61% +22.50% -23.81%
10th Percentile £25,000 £28,625 £23,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £60,000 £58,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -11.11%

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 202 228 256
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 21.58% 19.88% 17.81%
Number of salaries quoted 175 208 215
Kent median annual salary £37,500 £35,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.63% -5.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £23,500 £20,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £58,900 £55,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +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 22 July 2019.

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 July 2019. 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
Maidstone -5 9 £57,500 +67.88% 4
West Malling -7 5 £46,250 -15.91% 2
Sevenoaks - 5 £25,000 -
Tunbridge Wells -3 4 £29,000 +48.72%
Sittingbourne -4 4 £29,000 -22.67% 1
Dartford -15 4 £37,500 -23.47% 1
Whitstable - 4 £34,000 - 1
Rochester - 3 £70,500 -
Tonbridge - 2 £24,000 -
Stansted +1 1 £57,500 +51.32%
Chatham -18 1 £56,000 +40.00%
WAN
South East

For the 6 months to 22 July 2019, 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 36 (76.60%) LAN
2 30 (63.83%) Windows
3 26 (55.32%) Microsoft
4 25 (53.19%) Cisco
4 25 (53.19%) Active Directory
5 23 (48.94%) Firewall
6 22 (46.81%) Windows Server
7 20 (42.55%) Windows 10
8 18 (38.30%) VPN
8 18 (38.30%) DNS
9 15 (31.91%) TCP/IP
9 15 (31.91%) DHCP
10 14 (29.79%) Microsoft Office
10 14 (29.79%) VMware
10 14 (29.79%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (27.66%) Wireless
11 13 (27.66%) MPLS
12 12 (25.53%) Windows 7
13 11 (23.40%) VMware Infrastructure
13 11 (23.40%) MS Exchange
14 10 (21.28%) ITIL
14 10 (21.28%) SLA
14 10 (21.28%) Citrix
14 10 (21.28%) Disaster Recovery
14 10 (21.28%) Office 365
14 10 (21.28%) Palo Alto
14 10 (21.28%) Problem-Solving
14 10 (21.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 9 (19.15%) Capacity Management
15 9 (19.15%) Cisco Certification

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 11 (23.40%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.51%) Skype for Business
3 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (6.38%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 14 (29.79%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (6.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (21.28%) Office 365
2 6 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (8.51%) SaaS
5 3 (6.38%) IaaS
5 3 (6.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (76.60%) LAN
2 23 (48.94%) Firewall
3 18 (38.30%) DNS
3 18 (38.30%) VPN
4 15 (31.91%) DHCP
4 15 (31.91%) TCP/IP
5 13 (27.66%) MPLS
5 13 (27.66%) Wireless
6 8 (17.02%) BGP
6 8 (17.02%) BGP-4
6 8 (17.02%) Cisco IOS
6 8 (17.02%) Ethernet
6 8 (17.02%) IOS XR
6 8 (17.02%) Junos
7 7 (14.89%) IP Telephony
8 6 (12.77%) VLAN
9 5 (10.64%) Internet
9 5 (10.64%) SAN
10 4 (8.51%) Skype
10 4 (8.51%) WLAN
General
1 3 (6.38%) Legal
2 2 (4.26%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Retail
2 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (21.28%) Cisco Engineer
1 10 (21.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (19.15%) 2nd Line Support
3 8 (17.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 8 (17.02%) Network Engineer
4 7 (14.89%) IT Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 5 (10.64%) Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) IT Support
6 4 (8.51%) IT Manager
6 4 (8.51%) IT Support Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Support Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Head of Infrastructure
7 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) IP Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) IP Network Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) IT Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (6.38%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Fat Client
1 7 (14.89%) Replication
1 7 (14.89%) Thin Client
2 5 (10.64%) Data Centre
3 4 (8.51%) Driving Licence
4 2 (4.26%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.26%) EMC VMAX
4 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (2.13%) Internet of Things
5 1 (2.13%) iPhone
5 1 (2.13%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 30 (63.83%) Windows
2 22 (46.81%) Windows Server
3 20 (42.55%) Windows 10
4 14 (29.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (25.53%) Windows 7
6 9 (19.15%) Linux
7 7 (14.89%) Unix
8 5 (10.64%) Windows 8
8 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (6.38%) Android
10 2 (4.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.28%) Disaster Recovery
1 10 (21.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 10 (21.28%) ITIL
1 10 (21.28%) Problem-Solving
2 9 (19.15%) Capacity Management
3 8 (17.02%) B2B
4 7 (14.89%) Application Packaging
4 7 (14.89%) Availability Management
4 7 (14.89%) Performance Monitoring
5 6 (12.77%) Incident Management
6 5 (10.64%) Service Delivery
7 4 (8.51%) Business Continuity
7 4 (8.51%) Line Management
8 3 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (6.38%) Resource Management
8 3 (6.38%) Technical Leadership
9 2 (4.26%) Coaching
9 2 (4.26%) Proactive Monitoring
9 2 (4.26%) Security Hardening
9 2 (4.26%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.51%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (19.15%) CCNA
1 9 (19.15%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (10.64%) CCNP
3 4 (8.51%) JNCIS
3 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (6.38%) A+ Certification
4 3 (6.38%) MCP
5 2 (4.26%) Degree
5 2 (4.26%) MCITP
5 2 (4.26%) MCSE
6 1 (2.13%) CCIE
6 1 (2.13%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (21.28%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (53.19%) Active Directory
2 11 (23.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (14.89%) DFS Replication
3 7 (14.89%) Hyper-V
3 7 (14.89%) Terminal Server
4 3 (6.38%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (6.38%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (4.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (14.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 7 (14.89%) WSUS
2 4 (8.51%) SCCM
3 3 (6.38%) SCOM
4 2 (4.26%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 26 (55.32%) Microsoft
2 25 (53.19%) Cisco
3 14 (29.79%) VMware
4 10 (21.28%) Citrix
4 10 (21.28%) Palo Alto
5 9 (19.15%) Juniper
6 8 (17.02%) Fortinet
7 4 (8.51%) HP
8 3 (6.38%) Google
9 2 (4.26%) 3Com
9 2 (4.26%) Apple
9 2 (4.26%) Brocade
9 2 (4.26%) EMC
9 2 (4.26%) Hitachi
9 2 (4.26%) IBM
9 2 (4.26%) NetApp
9 2 (4.26%) Sage
9 2 (4.26%) SolarWinds
9 2 (4.26%) Zerto
10 1 (2.13%) CheckPoint