Period
to 23 April 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 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > South East
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 102 87 68
Rank change year-on-year -15 -19 +12
Permanent jobs citing WAN 957 989 1,657
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.02% 3.30% 4.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.79% 16.46% 20.25%
Number of salaries quoted 774 854 1,541
South East median annual salary £49,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.29% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,000 £25,750 £27,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,950 £67,500
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 5,378 6,009 8,182
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.99% 20.03% 21.10%
Number of salaries quoted 4,131 4,849 6,888
South East median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £43,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.18% -1.73% +3.84%
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,000 £66,250 £67,000
England median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.44% - +4.05%

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 April 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 April 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 +45 487 £52,500 +16.67% 38
Berkshire +52 356 £55,000 +22.22% 18
Surrey -31 180 £48,250 +26.97% 16
Hampshire -49 164 £38,750 -13.89% 23
Buckinghamshire +12 87 £41,500 -2.35% 10
Kent -5 73 £55,000 +28.65% 12
Oxfordshire -9 41 £45,000 -5.26% 10
West Sussex -51 19 £32,500 -18.75% 5
East Sussex -41 18 £42,500 - 1
Sussex - 4 - -
Middlesex +1 3 £65,000 +30.00%
Home Counties - 1 £60,000 -
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 691 (72.20%) LAN
2 464 (48.48%) Cisco
3 424 (44.31%) Firewall
4 377 (39.39%) Windows
5 323 (33.75%) VMware
6 309 (32.29%) ITIL
7 301 (31.45%) Cisco Certification
8 289 (30.20%) Microsoft
9 246 (25.71%) Active Directory
10 243 (25.39%) VPN
11 241 (25.18%) VMware Infrastructure
12 227 (23.72%) Data Centre
13 214 (22.36%) CCNP
14 200 (20.90%) Windows Server
15 190 (19.85%) DNS
16 188 (19.64%) TCP/IP
17 184 (19.23%) MPLS
18 180 (18.81%) CCNA
19 176 (18.39%) Juniper
19 176 (18.39%) Microsoft Azure
20 171 (17.87%) Wireless
21 166 (17.35%) Linux
22 153 (15.99%) Hyper-V
23 148 (15.46%) Amazon AWS
23 148 (15.46%) F5
24 147 (15.36%) DHCP
25 144 (15.05%) Cisco ASA
26 139 (14.52%) Citrix
27 132 (13.79%) Load Balancing
28 131 (13.69%) CheckPoint

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 92 (9.61%) MS Exchange
2 62 (6.48%) IIS
3 22 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (2.19%) WebSphere
5 19 (1.99%) Skype for Business
6 18 (1.88%) Oracle Service Bus
6 18 (1.88%) SharePoint
7 17 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2013
8 16 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
8 16 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
9 14 (1.46%) OpenStack
10 12 (1.25%) IBM Notes
11 10 (1.04%) WebLogic
12 9 (0.94%) Apache
13 7 (0.73%) CMS
14 5 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 5 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
15 4 (0.42%) Confluence
15 4 (0.42%) NetWeaver
16 2 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 100 (10.45%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (2.93%) Microsoft Project
3 12 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.73%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.31%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.42%) Workfront
3 1 (0.10%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 176 (18.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 148 (15.46%) Amazon AWS
3 99 (10.34%) Office 365
4 37 (3.87%) IBM Cloud
5 33 (3.45%) Bluemix
6 18 (1.88%) SaaS
7 15 (1.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 14 (1.46%) IaaS
9 12 (1.25%) PaaS
10 11 (1.15%) Akamai
10 11 (1.15%) AWS CloudTrail
11 8 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
11 8 (0.84%) Amazon S3
12 7 (0.73%) G Suite
12 7 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 6 (0.63%) Amazon ELB
14 4 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
14 4 (0.42%) Mimecast
14 4 (0.42%) Route 53
14 4 (0.42%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 691 (72.20%) LAN
2 424 (44.31%) Firewall
3 243 (25.39%) VPN
4 190 (19.85%) DNS
5 188 (19.64%) TCP/IP
6 184 (19.23%) MPLS
7 171 (17.87%) Wireless
8 147 (15.36%) DHCP
9 144 (15.05%) Cisco ASA
10 129 (13.48%) VLAN
11 125 (13.06%) VoIP
12 110 (11.49%) OSPF
13 106 (11.08%) Network Security
14 103 (10.76%) WLAN
15 101 (10.55%) SAN
16 92 (9.61%) BGP
17 81 (8.46%) Wi-Fi
18 68 (7.11%) IPsec
18 68 (7.11%) SSL
19 67 (7.00%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (11.29%) SQL Server
2 24 (2.51%) Big Data
3 14 (1.46%) Oracle Database
4 11 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (1.15%) MySQL
4 11 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (0.73%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.31%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.31%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.21%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.21%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.21%) Power BI
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 16 (1.67%) Jenkins
2 13 (1.36%) TeamCity
3 11 (1.15%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.73%) Subversion
5 6 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (0.52%) JIRA
6 5 (0.52%) Vagrant
7 4 (0.42%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.21%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.10%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.10%) Selenium
9 1 (0.10%) SilkTest
9 1 (0.10%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.10%) WebDriver
General
1 105 (10.97%) Finance
2 88 (9.20%) Telecoms
3 23 (2.40%) Financial Institution
3 23 (2.40%) Retail
4 21 (2.19%) Publishing
5 18 (1.88%) Legal
6 13 (1.36%) Advertising
7 12 (1.25%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.25%) Marketing
8 10 (1.04%) Law
9 6 (0.63%) Banking
10 3 (0.31%) Electronics
11 2 (0.21%) Automotive
11 2 (0.21%) Back Office
11 2 (0.21%) Billing
12 1 (0.10%) Games
12 1 (0.10%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 240 (25.08%) Network Engineer
2 158 (16.51%) Architect
3 82 (8.57%) Analyst
4 69 (7.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 65 (6.79%) Solutions Architect
6 63 (6.58%) Senior Network Engineer
7 62 (6.48%) IT Support
8 52 (5.43%) Support Engineer
9 47 (4.91%) Network Architect
10 45 (4.70%) Support Analyst
11 44 (4.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 41 (4.28%) Security Architect
13 39 (4.08%) Cisco Engineer
14 38 (3.97%) Consultant
15 37 (3.87%) Administrator
16 35 (3.66%) IT Engineer
17 34 (3.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
17 34 (3.55%) Project Manager
18 32 (3.34%) Security Solutions Architect
19 30 (3.13%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (5.64%) Middleware
2 33 (3.45%) Web Services
3 20 (2.09%) WebSphere MQ
4 15 (1.57%) .NET
5 12 (1.25%) JSON
6 10 (1.04%) CSS
7 8 (0.84%) LDAP
8 6 (0.63%) Elastic Stack
8 6 (0.63%) Node.js
9 4 (0.42%) 802.1X
9 4 (0.42%) HTML
9 4 (0.42%) REST
9 4 (0.42%) SAP Basis
10 3 (0.31%) HTML5
10 3 (0.31%) LAMP
10 3 (0.31%) libvirt
10 3 (0.31%) POSIX
11 2 (0.21%) Kafka
11 2 (0.21%) Oracle GoldenGate
11 2 (0.21%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 227 (23.72%) Data Centre
2 62 (6.48%) Computer Science
3 56 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
4 53 (5.54%) Private Cloud
5 43 (4.49%) Driving Licence
6 42 (4.39%) Public Cloud
7 41 (4.28%) Clustering
8 38 (3.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 31 (3.24%) Enterprise Software
10 30 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
11 25 (2.61%) Cyberthreat
11 25 (2.61%) Management Information System
12 23 (2.40%) Hedge funds
13 20 (2.09%) Fat Client
13 20 (2.09%) Thin Client
14 19 (1.99%) Enterprise Storage
15 18 (1.88%) IBM Mainframe
15 18 (1.88%) Mainframe
16 17 (1.78%) Virtual Team
17 16 (1.67%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 377 (39.39%) Windows
2 200 (20.90%) Windows Server
3 166 (17.35%) Linux
4 86 (8.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 84 (8.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 67 (7.00%) Windows 7
7 51 (5.33%) Windows 10
8 28 (2.93%) CentOS
9 26 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 25 (2.61%) Unix
11 23 (2.40%) Windows Server 2003
12 19 (1.99%) Windows 8
13 12 (1.25%) Windows Vista
14 9 (0.94%) Android
15 8 (0.84%) Ubuntu
15 8 (0.84%) VMS
16 6 (0.63%) SUSE
17 4 (0.42%) Apple iOS
18 3 (0.31%) Mac OS X
18 3 (0.31%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 309 (32.29%) ITIL
2 132 (13.79%) Load Balancing
3 86 (8.99%) Change Management
3 86 (8.99%) Problem-Solving
4 81 (8.46%) Disaster Recovery
5 76 (7.94%) Service Management
6 73 (7.63%) Presales
7 69 (7.21%) Project Management
8 62 (6.48%) Agile Software Development
8 62 (6.48%) Migration
9 61 (6.37%) Kalman Filter
10 54 (5.64%) Problem Management
10 54 (5.64%) Stakeholder Management
11 53 (5.54%) Open Source
12 52 (5.43%) Network Design
13 50 (5.22%) PRINCE2
14 49 (5.12%) Mentoring
14 49 (5.12%) Network Architecture
15 48 (5.02%) DevOps
16 46 (4.81%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 96 (10.03%) SQL
2 74 (7.73%) PowerShell
3 73 (7.63%) Python
4 47 (4.91%) Bash Shell
5 31 (3.24%) Perl
6 19 (1.99%) Lua
7 16 (1.67%) Ruby
8 13 (1.36%) Java
9 11 (1.15%) C
10 6 (0.63%) C++
10 6 (0.63%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.21%) C#
11 2 (0.21%) VB
12 1 (0.10%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.10%) PHP
12 1 (0.10%) VBA
12 1 (0.10%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 301 (31.45%) Cisco Certification
2 214 (22.36%) CCNP
3 180 (18.81%) CCNA
4 125 (13.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 88 (9.20%) CCIE
6 78 (8.15%) Degree
7 63 (6.58%) Security Cleared
8 59 (6.17%) SC Cleared
9 57 (5.96%) CCDP
10 53 (5.54%) MCSA
11 51 (5.33%) MCSE
12 50 (5.22%) CISSP
13 36 (3.76%) Computer Science Degree
13 36 (3.76%) JNCIP
14 30 (3.13%) CCSE
15 25 (2.61%) DV Cleared
15 25 (2.61%) MCP
16 21 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
16 21 (2.19%) MCSD
17 20 (2.09%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (5.12%) SLA
2 40 (4.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (2.09%) QA
4 18 (1.88%) PCI DSS
5 13 (1.36%) HIPAA
6 12 (1.25%) Cyber Essentials
7 8 (0.84%) GDPR
8 4 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.31%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.21%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.21%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.21%) PMO
11 1 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.10%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.10%) ISO 31000
11 1 (0.10%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.10%) RMADS
11 1 (0.10%) Solvency II
System Software
1 246 (25.71%) Active Directory
2 241 (25.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 153 (15.99%) Hyper-V
4 57 (5.96%) VMware NSX
5 35 (3.66%) VMware ESXi
6 23 (2.40%) NFS
7 19 (1.99%) Kamailio
8 14 (1.46%) vSphere
8 14 (1.46%) XenApp
9 13 (1.36%) Docker
10 10 (1.04%) FreeRADIUS
11 9 (0.94%) XenDesktop
12 8 (0.84%) Virtual Desktop
13 7 (0.73%) vCloud
14 6 (0.63%) KVM
14 6 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
15 5 (0.52%) Firmware
16 4 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
17 3 (0.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 3 (0.31%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 45 (4.70%) Ansible
2 44 (4.60%) SCCM
3 32 (3.34%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (2.72%) FortiGate
5 25 (2.61%) Cisco Prime
5 25 (2.61%) Puppet
6 24 (2.51%) vCenter Server
7 22 (2.30%) QRadar
8 19 (1.99%) Terraform
8 19 (1.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 15 (1.57%) Backup Exec
10 14 (1.46%) Kubernetes
10 14 (1.46%) SCOM
11 12 (1.25%) CASB
11 12 (1.25%) Nagios
11 12 (1.25%) WSUS
12 9 (0.94%) Cisco CME
13 8 (0.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 6 (0.63%) Nessus
14 6 (0.63%) OpenView
Vendors
1 464 (48.48%) Cisco
2 323 (33.75%) VMware
3 289 (30.20%) Microsoft
4 176 (18.39%) Juniper
5 148 (15.46%) F5
6 139 (14.52%) Citrix
7 131 (13.69%) CheckPoint
8 125 (13.06%) Palo Alto
9 111 (11.60%) Oracle
10 97 (10.14%) HP
10 97 (10.14%) SolarWinds
11 57 (5.96%) IBM
12 56 (5.85%) Fortinet
13 53 (5.54%) Forcepoint
14 52 (5.43%) Aruba
15 44 (4.60%) Blue Coat
16 42 (4.39%) NetApp
17 32 (3.34%) Riverbed
17 32 (3.34%) Zscaler
18 31 (3.24%) Splunk