Period
to 4 December 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 4 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > North East
6 months to
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 70 61 60
Rank change year-on-year -9 -1 +21
Permanent jobs citing WAN 33 21 38
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 2.57% 2.61% 3.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.28% 21.00% 23.31%
Number of salaries quoted 27 21 37
10th Percentile £26,200 £28,500 £21,250
25th Percentile £32,500 £30,699 £21,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £32,500 £24,000
Median % change year-on-year +15.38% +35.42% -31.43%
75th Percentile £48,750 £42,882 £34,250
90th Percentile £64,000 £57,500 £43,413
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,413 £44,000
% change year-on-year -5.09% +7.76% -2.22%

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 the North East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 191 100 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 14.88% 12.44% 13.84%
Number of salaries quoted 152 85 131
10th Percentile £22,075 £23,500 £22,000
25th Percentile £26,125 £28,500 £25,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £40,000 £37,570
Median % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.47% +0.19%
75th Percentile £52,813 £50,000 £50,000
90th Percentile £69,500 £57,500 £58,414
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing WAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in the North East

WAN
Salary Trend in the North East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing WAN in the North East.

Salary trend for WAN in the North East

WAN
Salary Histogram in the North East

Salary distribution for jobs citing WAN in the North East over the 6 months to 4 December 2021.

Salary histogram for WAN in the North East

WAN
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the North East region over the 6 months to 4 December 2021. 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
Durham -2 16 £35,000 +15.90% 5
Tyne and Wear -21 11 £55,000 +34.97% 12
Northumberland - 6 £34,000 -
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 4 December 2021, 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 North East region with a requirement for WAN.

1 31 (93.94%) LAN
2 22 (66.67%) Windows
2 22 (66.67%) Firewall
3 21 (63.64%) Microsoft
3 21 (63.64%) Active Directory
4 18 (54.55%) Windows Server
5 17 (51.52%) VMware
6 15 (45.45%) Hyper-V
6 15 (45.45%) DHCP
6 15 (45.45%) DNS
7 14 (42.42%) Microsoft 365
7 14 (42.42%) Social Skills
8 12 (36.36%) Cisco
8 12 (36.36%) VPN
8 12 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
8 12 (36.36%) Azure
9 11 (33.33%) WLAN
10 10 (30.30%) CCNP
10 10 (30.30%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (27.27%) SAN
11 9 (27.27%) SLA
11 9 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (24.24%) TCP/IP
12 8 (24.24%) MS Exchange
12 8 (24.24%) BGP
12 8 (24.24%) Problem-Solving
12 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (21.21%) Patch Management
13 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Certification

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 8 (24.24%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (42.42%) Microsoft 365
2 12 (36.36%) Azure
3 6 (18.18%) AWS
4 2 (6.06%) IaaS
4 2 (6.06%) SaaS
5 1 (3.03%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 31 (93.94%) LAN
2 22 (66.67%) Firewall
3 15 (45.45%) DHCP
3 15 (45.45%) DNS
4 12 (36.36%) VPN
5 11 (33.33%) WLAN
6 9 (27.27%) SAN
7 8 (24.24%) BGP
7 8 (24.24%) TCP/IP
8 7 (21.21%) Wireless
9 6 (18.18%) VLAN
10 5 (15.15%) Fibre Channel
10 5 (15.15%) NAS
11 4 (12.12%) IPv4
11 4 (12.12%) IPv6
11 4 (12.12%) OSPF
11 4 (12.12%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (9.09%) Softphone
13 2 (6.06%) Intranet
13 2 (6.06%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
General
1 14 (42.42%) Social Skills
2 7 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Presentation Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 14 (42.42%) Network Engineer
2 8 (24.24%) IT Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Administrator
4 5 (15.15%) Network Systems Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (15.15%) Wintel Administrator
4 5 (15.15%) Wintel Systems Administrator
5 3 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) IT Manager
5 3 (9.09%) IT Support
5 3 (9.09%) Service Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Technical Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) IT Services Manager
6 2 (6.06%) IT Technical Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Lead Network Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Technical Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 5 (15.15%) Replication
2 5 (15.15%) User Experience
3 2 (6.06%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.06%) HP Storage
4 1 (3.03%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.03%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.03%) N-Tier
4 1 (3.03%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 22 (66.67%) Windows
2 18 (54.55%) Windows Server
3 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2016
6 3 (9.09%) Linux
6 3 (9.09%) Windows 10
7 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
7 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (24.24%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (21.21%) ITIL
3 7 (21.21%) Patch Management
4 6 (18.18%) Computer Science
4 6 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (18.18%) Information Management
4 6 (18.18%) Mathematics
4 6 (18.18%) Presales
5 5 (15.15%) High Availability
5 5 (15.15%) Incident Management
5 5 (15.15%) Migration
5 5 (15.15%) Network Virtualisation
5 5 (15.15%) Revenue Management
5 5 (15.15%) Security Patching
5 5 (15.15%) Server Virtualisation
6 4 (12.12%) Full Stack Development
6 4 (12.12%) Project Management
6 4 (12.12%) Time Management
7 3 (9.09%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) PowerShell
2 5 (15.15%) C#
2 5 (15.15%) VB.NET
3 4 (12.12%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (30.30%) CCNP
1 10 (30.30%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (21.21%) CCNA
2 7 (21.21%) Degree
2 7 (21.21%) MCSE
2 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (15.15%) MCSA
4 2 (6.06%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (27.27%) SLA
2 2 (6.06%) PMO
System Software
1 21 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 15 (45.45%) Hyper-V
3 12 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (18.18%) vSphere
5 5 (15.15%) XenApp
6 1 (3.03%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (3.03%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (21.21%) WSUS
2 5 (15.15%) NetBackup
3 2 (6.06%) Nagios
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 21 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 17 (51.52%) VMware
3 12 (36.36%) Cisco
4 7 (21.21%) Citrix
5 5 (15.15%) Veritas
6 4 (12.12%) Meraki
7 3 (9.09%) Fortinet
7 3 (9.09%) Juniper
8 2 (6.06%) Extreme Networks
8 2 (6.06%) HP
8 2 (6.06%) Sophos
8 2 (6.06%) Veeam
9 1 (3.03%) Barracuda Networks
9 1 (3.03%) F5
9 1 (3.03%) Forcepoint
9 1 (3.03%) Palo Alto
9 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds