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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 23 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > North East
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 48 60 55
Rank change year-on-year +12 -5 -24
Permanent jobs citing WAN 65 35 41
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 4.36% 3.08% 3.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.54% 18.04% 24.55%
Number of salaries quoted 64 28 41
10th Percentile - £27,825 £29,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £32,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £39,750 £36,000 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.42% +2.86% +1.45%
75th Percentile £43,250 £47,563 £41,250
90th Percentile £45,963 £51,133 £44,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% -

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 236 194 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 15.83% 17.09% 14.91%
Number of salaries quoted 150 131 144
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £22,825
25th Percentile £32,500 £26,625 £26,938
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year - +14.29% -11.39%
75th Percentile £43,750 £50,000 £44,750
90th Percentile £53,950 £62,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Durham +12 38 £37,500 +29.31% 7
Tyne and Wear 0 22 £42,500 +15.65% 11
Northumberland - 5 £34,000 - 5
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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 65 (100.00%) LAN
2 35 (53.85%) DHCP
2 35 (53.85%) DNS
2 35 (53.85%) Cisco
3 34 (52.31%) Degree
4 33 (50.77%) Firewall
5 32 (49.23%) Cisco Certification
6 31 (47.69%) CCNA
7 30 (46.15%) Microsoft
8 29 (44.62%) ITIL
9 28 (43.08%) Mathematics
9 28 (43.08%) Computer Science
10 27 (41.54%) Wireless
11 26 (40.00%) CCNP
12 25 (38.46%) Windows
12 25 (38.46%) Active Directory
13 24 (36.92%) BGP
13 24 (36.92%) Windows Server
14 23 (35.38%) Wi-Fi
15 21 (32.31%) VMware
15 21 (32.31%) Data Centre
16 20 (30.77%) OSPF
17 19 (29.23%) Cisco Prime
17 19 (29.23%) SolarWinds
17 19 (29.23%) Palo Alto
18 18 (27.69%) Hyper-V
18 18 (27.69%) SLA
19 17 (26.15%) SAN
19 17 (26.15%) VMware Infrastructure
19 17 (26.15%) Azure

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 3 (4.62%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 17 (26.15%) Azure
2 7 (10.77%) Microsoft 365
3 1 (1.54%) AWS
3 1 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 65 (100.00%) LAN
2 35 (53.85%) DHCP
2 35 (53.85%) DNS
3 33 (50.77%) Firewall
4 27 (41.54%) Wireless
5 24 (36.92%) BGP
6 23 (35.38%) Wi-Fi
7 20 (30.77%) OSPF
8 17 (26.15%) SAN
9 15 (23.08%) TCP/IP
9 15 (23.08%) WLAN
10 14 (21.54%) 3G
10 14 (21.54%) DDNS
10 14 (21.54%) DSL
10 14 (21.54%) Ethernet
10 14 (21.54%) IPsec
10 14 (21.54%) ISDN
10 14 (21.54%) MPLS
10 14 (21.54%) SSL
10 14 (21.54%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
General
1 11 (16.92%) Social Skills
2 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.54%) Advertising
3 1 (1.54%) Back Office
3 1 (1.54%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 36 (55.38%) Network Engineer
2 16 (24.62%) Administrator
2 16 (24.62%) Systems Administrator
3 14 (21.54%) Cisco Engineer
3 14 (21.54%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 14 (21.54%) Firewall Engineer
3 14 (21.54%) Juniper Engineer
3 14 (21.54%) VMWare Administrator
3 14 (21.54%) Wintel Administrator
3 14 (21.54%) Wintel Systems Administrator
4 8 (12.31%) Senior Network Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) Delivery Manager
5 5 (7.69%) Technical Delivery Manager
5 5 (7.69%) Technical Manager
6 4 (6.15%) IT Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Network Systems Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (3.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (21.54%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 21 (32.31%) Data Centre
2 14 (21.54%) Management Information System
2 14 (21.54%) PKI
3 5 (7.69%) N-Tier
4 3 (4.62%) Replication
5 2 (3.08%) NHS
6 1 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 25 (38.46%) Windows
2 24 (36.92%) Windows Server
3 16 (24.62%) Linux
4 15 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (23.08%) Windows Server 2016
5 14 (21.54%) Unix
5 14 (21.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (21.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.08%) Mac OS
6 2 (3.08%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.54%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.54%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (44.62%) ITIL
2 28 (43.08%) Computer Science
2 28 (43.08%) Mathematics
3 16 (24.62%) Load Balancing
3 16 (24.62%) Patch Management
4 15 (23.08%) Change Control
5 14 (21.54%) Adaptive Security
5 14 (21.54%) Disaster Recovery
5 14 (21.54%) High Availability
5 14 (21.54%) Incident Management
5 14 (21.54%) Information Management
5 14 (21.54%) Kalman Filter
5 14 (21.54%) Network Design
5 14 (21.54%) Operations Management
5 14 (21.54%) Security Patching
5 14 (21.54%) WAN Optimisation
5 14 (21.54%) Web Filtering
6 6 (9.23%) Network Management
6 6 (9.23%) Performance Management
7 5 (7.69%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (23.08%) PowerShell
2 14 (21.54%) C#
2 14 (21.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 34 (52.31%) Degree
2 32 (49.23%) Cisco Certification
3 31 (47.69%) CCNA
4 26 (40.00%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (27.69%) SLA
2 5 (7.69%) PMO
3 1 (1.54%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (1.54%) GDPR
System Software
1 25 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 18 (27.69%) Hyper-V
3 17 (26.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (24.62%) vSphere
5 14 (21.54%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (29.23%) Cisco Prime
2 14 (21.54%) NetBackup
2 14 (21.54%) SolarWinds Orion
2 14 (21.54%) WSUS
3 2 (3.08%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 35 (53.85%) Cisco
2 30 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 21 (32.31%) VMware
4 19 (29.23%) Palo Alto
4 19 (29.23%) SolarWinds
5 16 (24.62%) Citrix
6 14 (21.54%) Barracuda Networks
6 14 (21.54%) F5
6 14 (21.54%) Forcepoint
6 14 (21.54%) Juniper
6 14 (21.54%) Veritas
7 12 (18.46%) Meraki
8 3 (4.62%) CheckPoint
9 2 (3.08%) Extreme Networks
9 2 (3.08%) Sophos
10 1 (1.54%) Adobe
10 1 (1.54%) Fortinet
10 1 (1.54%) HubSpot
10 1 (1.54%) Zoho