WAN Jobs in the South East

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > South East

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 15 April 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
15 Apr 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 146 158 193
Rank change year-on-year +12 +35 -54
Permanent jobs citing WAN 297 322 370
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.82% 2.09% 1.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.18% 12.20% 12.91%
Number of salaries quoted 261 241 311
10th Percentile £24,000 £27,750 £30,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £43,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% -
75th Percentile £57,500 £58,750 £55,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £72,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2,656 2,640 2,866
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 16.25% 17.16% 14.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1,910 1,562 1,867
10th Percentile £25,931 £26,250 £27,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.33% -5.26% -5.00%
75th Percentile £59,000 £62,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £77,500 £77,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% -4.76% +5.00%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for WAN in the South East

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Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for WAN in the South East

WAN
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing WAN in the South East over the 6 months to 15 April 2024.

Salary histogram for WAN in the South East

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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 15 April 2024. 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
Thames Valley -13 101 £51,250 +7.89% 29
Hampshire -6 69 £45,000 - 17
Berkshire +25 52 £52,500 +47.89% 13
Kent -14 49 £22,500 -45.78% 3
Surrey +36 47 £50,000 +42.86% 7
Oxfordshire +12 33 £50,000 +5.26% 10
Buckinghamshire -40 16 £43,750 -2.22% 6
West Sussex +49 14 £50,000 +6.38% 6
East Sussex +26 14 £42,500 -8.11% 4
Home Counties - 1 £90,000 -
WAN
England

WAN
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 42 (14.14%) Microsoft Exchange
2 28 (9.43%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.68%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.67%) nginx
5 1 (0.34%) Apache
5 1 (0.34%) CMS
5 1 (0.34%) Site Server
Applications
1 41 (13.80%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.36%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.34%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 129 (43.43%) Microsoft 365
2 104 (35.02%) Azure
3 30 (10.10%) Entra ID
4 26 (8.75%) AWS
5 12 (4.04%) SaaS
6 10 (3.37%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (3.03%) OneDrive
8 6 (2.02%) IaaS
9 5 (1.68%) PaaS
10 2 (0.67%) AWS Direct Connect
10 2 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.67%) Google Workspace
10 2 (0.67%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.34%) Azure Sentinel
11 1 (0.34%) Azure Synapse Analytics
11 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Purview
11 1 (0.34%) OCI
11 1 (0.34%) OpenDNS
11 1 (0.34%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 213 (71.72%) LAN
2 126 (42.42%) Firewall
3 80 (26.94%) Wireless
4 62 (20.88%) SD-WAN
5 58 (19.53%) VPN
6 57 (19.19%) VLAN
7 54 (18.18%) DNS
8 45 (15.15%) DHCP
9 41 (13.80%) Wi-Fi
10 40 (13.47%) Broadband
11 37 (12.46%) TCP/IP
12 30 (10.10%) BGP
13 28 (9.43%) MPLS
14 25 (8.42%) ADSL
15 23 (7.74%) Network Security
15 23 (7.74%) VoIP
16 19 (6.40%) OSPF
17 18 (6.06%) SSL
18 17 (5.72%) SAN
19 16 (5.39%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.69%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.36%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (2.02%) MySQL
4 5 (1.68%) InfluxDB
4 5 (1.68%) MariaDB
4 5 (1.68%) NoSQL
4 5 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.34%) DTS
5 1 (0.34%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 6 (2.02%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.35%) Git
2 4 (1.35%) MSBuild
2 4 (1.35%) TeamCity
General
1 115 (38.72%) Social Skills
2 47 (15.82%) Telecoms
3 23 (7.74%) Finance
4 10 (3.37%) Legal
5 9 (3.03%) Organisational Skills
6 8 (2.69%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.68%) Documentation Skills
8 4 (1.35%) Automotive
8 4 (1.35%) Games
8 4 (1.35%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.01%) Advertising
9 3 (1.01%) Banking
9 3 (1.01%) Electronics
9 3 (1.01%) Presentation Skills
9 3 (1.01%) Retail
10 2 (0.67%) Law
10 2 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.34%) Fire and Rescue
11 1 (0.34%) Marketing
11 1 (0.34%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 84 (28.28%) Network Engineer
2 62 (20.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 50 (16.84%) Support Engineer
4 44 (14.81%) Senior
5 32 (10.77%) Architect
6 28 (9.43%) Network Support
7 26 (8.75%) Analyst
7 26 (8.75%) IT Engineer
8 24 (8.08%) IT Support
9 22 (7.41%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
10 20 (6.73%) Network Support Engineer
11 19 (6.40%) 3rd Line Support
12 18 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
12 18 (6.06%) Support Analyst
13 17 (5.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 17 (5.72%) Systems Engineer
14 16 (5.39%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 15 (5.05%) 1st Line Engineer
15 15 (5.05%) 2nd Line Support
16 14 (4.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.35%) .NET
2 2 (0.67%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.34%) ARM Templates
3 1 (0.34%) Azure Blueprints
3 1 (0.34%) EDI
3 1 (0.34%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 40 (13.47%) Data Centre
1 40 (13.47%) Driving Licence
2 21 (7.07%) Management Information System
3 17 (5.72%) PKI
4 14 (4.71%) IoT
5 12 (4.04%) NHS
6 11 (3.70%) Client/Server
7 9 (3.03%) ARM Cortex
7 9 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (2.02%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (1.68%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.68%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.68%) Fibre Optics
9 5 (1.68%) PMI
10 4 (1.35%) Clustering
11 3 (1.01%) CCTV
11 3 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (1.01%) EPoS
11 3 (1.01%) Security Posture
11 3 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 148 (49.83%) Windows
2 67 (22.56%) Windows Server
3 46 (15.49%) Windows 10
4 29 (9.76%) Linux
5 18 (6.06%) Windows Server 2019
6 16 (5.39%) Windows Server 2016
7 13 (4.38%) Android
8 12 (4.04%) Apple iOS
8 12 (4.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (3.03%) Mac OS
11 7 (2.36%) Windows XP
12 6 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (2.02%) Windows 7
12 6 (2.02%) Windows 8
13 5 (1.68%) CentOS
14 4 (1.35%) Mac OS X
15 3 (1.01%) Ubuntu
15 3 (1.01%) Windows NT
16 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (24.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 56 (18.86%) Customer Service
3 45 (15.15%) Problem-Solving
4 41 (13.80%) Cybersecurity
5 28 (9.43%) Presales
6 24 (8.08%) ITIL
7 22 (7.41%) Time Management
8 21 (7.07%) Project Management
9 20 (6.73%) Information Security
10 19 (6.40%) Mentoring
11 16 (5.39%) Network Management
12 15 (5.05%) Network Design
13 14 (4.71%) Data Management
13 14 (4.71%) Disaster Recovery
13 14 (4.71%) Kalman Filter
14 13 (4.38%) Business Development
14 13 (4.38%) Technical Leadership
15 12 (4.04%) Roadmaps
15 12 (4.04%) Service Delivery
15 12 (4.04%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 21 (7.07%) PowerShell
2 17 (5.72%) Python
3 11 (3.70%) Bash
4 8 (2.69%) SQL
5 4 (1.35%) Perl
6 1 (0.34%) Korn
6 1 (0.34%) PHP
Qualifications
1 68 (22.90%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (19.19%) CCNA
3 37 (12.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 36 (12.12%) Security Cleared
5 31 (10.44%) Degree
6 27 (9.09%) Network+ Certification
7 25 (8.42%) MCITP
8 23 (7.74%) SC Cleared
9 17 (5.72%) CCNP
10 11 (3.70%) DBS Check
11 10 (3.37%) CCIE
11 10 (3.37%) MCP
12 9 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
12 9 (3.03%) CTC Cleared
13 8 (2.69%) MCSE
14 6 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
14 6 (2.02%) PMI Certification
15 5 (1.68%) JNCIA
15 5 (1.68%) JNCIE
16 3 (1.01%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (8.42%) Cyber Essentials
2 21 (7.07%) GDPR
3 9 (3.03%) COSHH
4 7 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.01%) SLA
6 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 93 (31.31%) Active Directory
2 71 (23.91%) Hyper-V
3 49 (16.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (2.69%) vSphere
6 5 (1.68%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 2 (0.67%) Docker
7 2 (0.67%) Firmware
7 2 (0.67%) KVM
7 2 (0.67%) QEMU
7 2 (0.67%) Xen
8 1 (0.34%) NFS
8 1 (0.34%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.34%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.34%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 35 (11.78%) FortiGate
2 18 (6.06%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (3.03%) Ansible
4 7 (2.36%) Endace
4 7 (2.36%) SCCM
5 5 (1.68%) Terraform
5 5 (1.68%) vCenter Server
6 4 (1.35%) CASB
6 4 (1.35%) Puppet
6 4 (1.35%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 4 (1.35%) Stealthwatch
7 3 (1.01%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.67%) Jamf Pro
8 2 (0.67%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.67%) PaperCut
8 2 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.67%) VxRail
9 1 (0.34%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 1 (0.34%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 1 (0.34%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 141 (47.47%) Microsoft
2 122 (41.08%) Cisco
3 81 (27.27%) VMware
4 51 (17.17%) Juniper
5 32 (10.77%) HP
6 25 (8.42%) Fortinet
7 21 (7.07%) Aruba
8 20 (6.73%) Meraki
9 16 (5.39%) Mitel
10 13 (4.38%) Apple
10 13 (4.38%) Citrix
10 13 (4.38%) Draytek
11 12 (4.04%) Darktrace
11 12 (4.04%) NEC
12 11 (3.70%) Palo Alto
13 10 (3.37%) Dell
14 9 (3.03%) F5
14 9 (3.03%) Ribbon
15 8 (2.69%) Adobe
16 6 (2.02%) WatchGuard