Period
to 23 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South 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 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > South East
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 79 74
Rank change year-on-year -16 -5 +9
Permanent jobs citing WAN 1,047 1,115 1,574
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.31% 3.55% 3.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.16% 16.75% 19.09%
Number of salaries quoted 860 991 1,422
South East median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% -4.44% +11.11%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £27,250
90th Percentile £69,000 £67,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%

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 South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 5,465 6,658 8,246
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.26% 21.21% 19.99%
Number of salaries quoted 4,275 5,325 6,917
South East median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,850 £24,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in the South East

WAN
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WAN in the South East.

Salary trend for WAN in the South East

WAN
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in the South East over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Salary histogram for WAN in the South East

WAN
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the South East region over the 6 months to 23 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
Thames Valley +20 473 £50,000 +17.65% 48
Berkshire +35 293 £52,500 +16.67% 26
Hampshire -26 234 £37,500 -16.67% 23
Surrey -25 201 £47,500 +22.58% 17
Buckinghamshire +9 103 £40,000 -5.88% 15
Kent -1 76 £49,000 +13.95% 6
Oxfordshire -6 70 £46,000 +22.67% 7
East Sussex -49 23 £40,000 -11.11% 1
West Sussex -63 20 £37,250 -17.22% 4
Middlesex +1 4 £65,000 +30.00%
Sussex - 4 - -
Home Counties +15 2 £60,000 -44.19%
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 South East region with a requirement for WAN.

1 764 (72.97%) LAN
2 521 (49.76%) Cisco
3 449 (42.88%) Firewall
4 426 (40.69%) Windows
5 341 (32.57%) Microsoft
6 337 (32.19%) VMware
7 321 (30.66%) Cisco Certification
8 309 (29.51%) ITIL
9 281 (26.84%) Active Directory
10 273 (26.07%) VPN
11 259 (24.74%) VMware Infrastructure
12 238 (22.73%) Windows Server
13 224 (21.39%) Data Centre
14 218 (20.82%) CCNP
15 213 (20.34%) DNS
16 199 (19.01%) TCP/IP
17 194 (18.53%) Wireless
17 194 (18.53%) MPLS
18 186 (17.77%) Juniper
18 186 (17.77%) Linux
19 185 (17.67%) CCNA
20 164 (15.66%) VoIP
21 158 (15.09%) DHCP
21 158 (15.09%) Hyper-V
22 155 (14.80%) Cisco ASA
23 150 (14.33%) F5
24 149 (14.23%) Microsoft Azure
25 146 (13.94%) Amazon AWS
26 134 (12.80%) CheckPoint
27 132 (12.61%) Load Balancing

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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
1 121 (11.56%) MS Exchange
2 46 (4.39%) IIS
3 35 (3.34%) Exchange Server 2010
4 28 (2.67%) Skype for Business
5 27 (2.58%) SharePoint
6 23 (2.20%) SharePoint 2010
6 23 (2.20%) SharePoint 2013
7 18 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
8 16 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2007
9 14 (1.34%) OpenStack
10 10 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
10 10 (0.96%) Oracle Service Bus
11 9 (0.86%) Apache
12 8 (0.76%) NetWeaver
12 8 (0.76%) WebSphere
13 7 (0.67%) CMS
14 6 (0.57%) IBM Notes
15 5 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 4 (0.38%) Confluence
16 4 (0.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 116 (11.08%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (2.77%) Microsoft Project
3 14 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.86%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.19%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.096%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.19%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.096%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.096%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
3 1 (0.096%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 149 (14.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 146 (13.94%) Amazon AWS
3 84 (8.02%) Office 365
4 19 (1.81%) IBM Cloud
4 19 (1.81%) PaaS
5 18 (1.72%) Bluemix
6 17 (1.62%) IaaS
7 15 (1.43%) SaaS
8 11 (1.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 10 (0.96%) AWS CloudTrail
10 7 (0.67%) Amazon S3
10 7 (0.67%) G Suite
11 6 (0.57%) Akamai
12 5 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 4 (0.38%) Amazon ELB
13 4 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (0.38%) Route 53
14 3 (0.29%) Mimecast
15 2 (0.19%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 764 (72.97%) LAN
2 449 (42.88%) Firewall
3 273 (26.07%) VPN
4 213 (20.34%) DNS
5 199 (19.01%) TCP/IP
6 194 (18.53%) MPLS
6 194 (18.53%) Wireless
7 164 (15.66%) VoIP
8 158 (15.09%) DHCP
9 155 (14.80%) Cisco ASA
10 128 (12.23%) OSPF
11 118 (11.27%) VLAN
12 114 (10.89%) BGP
13 110 (10.51%) Network Security
14 98 (9.36%) SAN
15 96 (9.17%) IPsec
15 96 (9.17%) WLAN
16 88 (8.40%) Ethernet
17 87 (8.31%) SSL
17 87 (8.31%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (8.31%) SQL Server
2 18 (1.72%) Oracle Database
3 12 (1.15%) Big Data
4 10 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (0.76%) MySQL
6 7 (0.67%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (0.48%) NoSQL
7 5 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (0.38%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.19%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.19%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.19%) Power BI
10 1 (0.096%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.096%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (0.096%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.096%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.096%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (1.53%) Jenkins
2 13 (1.24%) TeamCity
3 12 (1.15%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.67%) Subversion
5 6 (0.57%) JIRA
5 6 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (0.48%) Vagrant
7 4 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.096%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.096%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.096%) Selenium
8 1 (0.096%) SilkTest
8 1 (0.096%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.096%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.096%) WebDriver
General
1 107 (10.22%) Telecoms
2 93 (8.88%) Finance
3 39 (3.72%) Retail
4 24 (2.29%) Financial Institution
4 24 (2.29%) Legal
5 20 (1.91%) Advertising
6 17 (1.62%) Manufacturing
7 15 (1.43%) Marketing
8 14 (1.34%) Publishing
9 11 (1.05%) Law
10 6 (0.57%) Billing
11 4 (0.38%) Banking
11 4 (0.38%) Electronics
12 1 (0.096%) Automotive
12 1 (0.096%) Games
Job Titles
1 293 (27.98%) Network Engineer
2 163 (15.57%) Architect
3 98 (9.36%) Support Engineer
4 88 (8.40%) Senior Network Engineer
5 84 (8.02%) Analyst
6 76 (7.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 60 (5.73%) Solutions Architect
8 57 (5.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 57 (5.44%) Cisco Engineer
9 55 (5.25%) IT Engineer
9 55 (5.25%) IT Support
10 50 (4.78%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 44 (4.20%) Consultant
12 43 (4.11%) Network Architect
13 37 (3.53%) WAN Engineer
14 35 (3.34%) Infrastructure Manager
15 34 (3.25%) 3rd Line Support
15 34 (3.25%) Security Engineer
16 33 (3.15%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 33 (3.15%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (4.30%) Web Services
2 32 (3.06%) Middleware
3 10 (0.96%) .NET
3 10 (0.96%) JSON
4 8 (0.76%) 802.1X
4 8 (0.76%) SAP Basis
5 7 (0.67%) HTML
5 7 (0.67%) WebSphere MQ
6 6 (0.57%) CSS
6 6 (0.57%) HTML5
6 6 (0.57%) LDAP
7 5 (0.48%) Django
8 3 (0.29%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (0.29%) Node.js
8 3 (0.29%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 3 (0.29%) POSIX
8 3 (0.29%) SOAP
9 2 (0.19%) Kafka
9 2 (0.19%) libvirt
9 2 (0.19%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 224 (21.39%) Data Centre
2 74 (7.07%) Computer Science
3 70 (6.69%) Driving Licence
4 59 (5.64%) Clustering
5 57 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
6 43 (4.11%) Public Cloud
7 34 (3.25%) Private Cloud
8 33 (3.15%) Enterprise Software
9 28 (2.67%) Management Information System
10 26 (2.48%) Enterprise Storage
10 26 (2.48%) Fat Client
10 26 (2.48%) Hybrid Cloud
10 26 (2.48%) Thin Client
11 24 (2.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 24 (2.29%) Hedge funds
12 22 (2.10%) Cyberthreat
12 22 (2.10%) Virtual Team
13 16 (1.53%) Linux Command Line
14 15 (1.43%) Mobile Computing
14 15 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 426 (40.69%) Windows
2 238 (22.73%) Windows Server
3 186 (17.77%) Linux
4 120 (11.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 110 (10.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 86 (8.21%) Windows 7
7 69 (6.59%) Windows 10
8 44 (4.20%) Unix
9 41 (3.92%) CentOS
10 35 (3.34%) Windows Server 2003
11 28 (2.67%) Windows 8
12 27 (2.58%) Android
13 25 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 12 (1.15%) Apple iOS
15 11 (1.05%) Windows Vista
16 10 (0.96%) Windows Mobile
17 8 (0.76%) SUSE
18 7 (0.67%) Ubuntu
18 7 (0.67%) Windows XP
19 5 (0.48%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 309 (29.51%) ITIL
2 132 (12.61%) Load Balancing
3 96 (9.17%) Change Management
4 76 (7.26%) Service Management
5 70 (6.69%) Presales
6 69 (6.59%) Project Management
7 59 (5.64%) Agile Software Development
8 58 (5.54%) Disaster Recovery
8 58 (5.54%) Migration
8 58 (5.54%) PRINCE2
9 57 (5.44%) Network Monitoring
10 56 (5.35%) Mentoring
11 54 (5.16%) Open Source
11 54 (5.16%) Problem Management
11 54 (5.16%) Stakeholder Management
12 53 (5.06%) Network Management
13 52 (4.97%) Kalman Filter
14 50 (4.78%) Network Design
15 49 (4.68%) Network Architecture
15 49 (4.68%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 76 (7.26%) PowerShell
1 76 (7.26%) Python
1 76 (7.26%) SQL
2 57 (5.44%) Bash Shell
3 45 (4.30%) Perl
4 31 (2.96%) C
5 26 (2.48%) Lua
6 25 (2.39%) Java
7 22 (2.10%) Ruby
8 19 (1.81%) C++
9 9 (0.86%) C#
10 6 (0.57%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.29%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.19%) PHP
12 2 (0.19%) VB
13 1 (0.096%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.096%) VBA
13 1 (0.096%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 321 (30.66%) Cisco Certification
2 218 (20.82%) CCNP
3 185 (17.67%) CCNA
4 130 (12.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 95 (9.07%) Security Cleared
6 94 (8.98%) Degree
7 92 (8.79%) SC Cleared
8 87 (8.31%) CCIE
9 63 (6.02%) MCSA
10 51 (4.87%) MCSE
11 49 (4.68%) DV Cleared
12 43 (4.11%) CCDP
13 39 (3.72%) Computer Science Degree
14 37 (3.53%) CISSP
15 35 (3.34%) MCP
16 31 (2.96%) JNCIP
17 24 (2.29%) MCITP
18 23 (2.20%) CCSE
19 20 (1.91%) MCTS
20 19 (1.81%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (5.06%) SLA
2 41 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (2.77%) PCI DSS
4 22 (2.10%) QA
5 20 (1.91%) HIPAA
6 6 (0.57%) NIST 800
7 5 (0.48%) GDPR
7 5 (0.48%) PMO
7 5 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.19%) RMADS
10 1 (0.096%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.096%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.096%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.096%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.096%) Solvency II
System Software
1 281 (26.84%) Active Directory
2 259 (24.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 158 (15.09%) Hyper-V
4 34 (3.25%) VMware NSX
5 26 (2.48%) Kamailio
6 25 (2.39%) vSphere
7 20 (1.91%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (1.34%) NFS
9 12 (1.15%) FreeRADIUS
10 10 (0.96%) Docker
11 9 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
12 8 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
13 7 (0.67%) vCloud
13 7 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
13 7 (0.67%) XenApp
14 6 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 6 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
15 5 (0.48%) Firmware
15 5 (0.48%) ProxySG
15 5 (0.48%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 52 (4.97%) SCCM
2 38 (3.63%) Opscode Chef
3 30 (2.87%) Ansible
4 24 (2.29%) Puppet
4 24 (2.29%) Terraform
5 22 (2.10%) FortiGate
6 18 (1.72%) vCenter Server
7 17 (1.62%) Nagios
8 15 (1.43%) Cisco Prime
9 13 (1.24%) QRadar
10 11 (1.05%) Backup Exec
11 10 (0.96%) Kubernetes
12 9 (0.86%) SolarWinds Orion
12 9 (0.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 8 (0.76%) SCOM
13 8 (0.76%) WSUS
14 7 (0.67%) AirWatch
14 7 (0.67%) Tivoli
15 6 (0.57%) HP SiteScope
15 6 (0.57%) OpenView
Vendors
1 521 (49.76%) Cisco
2 341 (32.57%) Microsoft
3 337 (32.19%) VMware
4 186 (17.77%) Juniper
5 150 (14.33%) F5
6 134 (12.80%) CheckPoint
7 128 (12.23%) Citrix
8 111 (10.60%) Palo Alto
9 100 (9.55%) HP
10 85 (8.12%) SolarWinds
11 76 (7.26%) Oracle
12 54 (5.16%) NetApp
13 47 (4.49%) Aruba
14 45 (4.30%) Fortinet
15 42 (4.01%) IBM
16 41 (3.92%) Blue Coat
17 37 (3.53%) Dell
18 36 (3.44%) Avaya
19 35 (3.34%) Red Hat
20 33 (3.15%) Forcepoint