Period
to 23 January 2020

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 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > South East
6 months to
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 98 112 94
Rank change year-on-year +14 -18 -16
Permanent jobs citing WAN 715 739 1,011
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.09% 2.76% 3.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.07% 17.25% 18.91%
Number of salaries quoted 545 602 835
South East median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +4.65% -
10th Percentile £24,850 £27,525 £26,250
90th Percentile £73,250 £75,000 £69,600
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 3,956 4,284 5,346
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.07% 15.99% 17.20%
Number of salaries quoted 3,049 3,338 4,199
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 January 2020.

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 January 2020. 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
Hampshire +29 223 £38,000 -5.00% 24
Thames Valley 0 200 £52,500 -4.55% 66
Surrey +31 149 £46,250 +8.82% 27
Berkshire -16 97 £55,000 +4.76% 46
Buckinghamshire +21 76 £44,000 -16.19% 7
West Sussex +13 75 £47,500 -7.32% 11
Kent +1 32 £34,000 -8.11% 13
Oxfordshire +8 27 £41,500 -53.11% 13
East Sussex +1 25 £29,000 -42.00% 2
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2020, 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.

1 579 (80.98%) LAN
2 338 (47.27%) Firewall
3 324 (45.31%) Cisco
4 317 (44.34%) Windows
5 247 (34.55%) Cisco Certification
6 232 (32.45%) Active Directory
7 228 (31.89%) Microsoft
8 222 (31.05%) VMware
9 203 (28.39%) DNS
10 189 (26.43%) TCP/IP
11 173 (24.20%) CCNP
12 171 (23.92%) VMware Infrastructure
13 170 (23.78%) ITIL
14 167 (23.36%) VPN
15 165 (23.08%) DHCP
15 165 (23.08%) Windows Server
16 163 (22.80%) Office 365
17 135 (18.88%) Azure
18 122 (17.06%) Data Centre
19 114 (15.94%) BGP
20 112 (15.66%) MPLS
21 105 (14.69%) CCNA
22 103 (14.41%) OSPF
23 102 (14.27%) Juniper
24 97 (13.57%) Wireless
25 95 (13.29%) Citrix
25 95 (13.29%) Linux
26 91 (12.73%) SAN
26 91 (12.73%) Load Balancing
27 89 (12.45%) Windows 10

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 68 (9.51%) MS Exchange
2 41 (5.73%) SharePoint
3 25 (3.50%) IIS
4 18 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (1.40%) Skype for Business
7 9 (1.26%) Apache
8 7 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (0.98%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.28%) Confluence
9 2 (0.28%) SAS
10 1 (0.14%) CMS
10 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.14%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.14%) JCAPS
10 1 (0.14%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 88 (12.31%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (3.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (2.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.12%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.70%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.28%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 163 (22.80%) Office 365
2 135 (18.88%) Azure
3 62 (8.67%) AWS
4 52 (7.27%) SaaS
5 28 (3.92%) IaaS
6 19 (2.66%) PaaS
7 17 (2.38%) OneDrive
8 14 (1.96%) Power Platform
8 14 (1.96%) PowerApps
9 13 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
10 12 (1.68%) Dynamics 365
11 8 (1.12%) GCP
12 6 (0.84%) Basecamp
13 5 (0.70%) G Suite
14 3 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
14 3 (0.42%) Mimecast
14 3 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 579 (80.98%) LAN
2 338 (47.27%) Firewall
3 203 (28.39%) DNS
4 189 (26.43%) TCP/IP
5 167 (23.36%) VPN
6 165 (23.08%) DHCP
7 114 (15.94%) BGP
8 112 (15.66%) MPLS
9 103 (14.41%) OSPF
10 97 (13.57%) Wireless
11 91 (12.73%) SAN
12 88 (12.31%) Cisco ASA
13 68 (9.51%) IPsec
13 68 (9.51%) Network Security
14 66 (9.23%) Cisco Nexus
14 66 (9.23%) Internet
15 65 (9.09%) VLAN
16 64 (8.95%) VoIP
17 53 (7.41%) WLAN
18 52 (7.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (5.87%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.82%) Oracle Database
3 5 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (0.70%) MySQL
3 5 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (0.42%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (0.28%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (0.28%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.28%) TKPROF
6 1 (0.14%) Big Data
6 1 (0.14%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.14%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 8 (1.12%) Git (software)
2 6 (0.84%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.70%) JIRA
4 2 (0.28%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (0.28%) TeamCity
General
1 41 (5.73%) Telecoms
2 35 (4.90%) Aerospace
3 32 (4.48%) Finance
4 29 (4.06%) Retail
5 19 (2.66%) Military
6 14 (1.96%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.68%) Legal
8 9 (1.26%) Public Sector
9 7 (0.98%) Banking
10 6 (0.84%) Back Office
11 5 (0.70%) Avionics
12 3 (0.42%) Law
13 2 (0.28%) Advertising
13 2 (0.28%) Automotive
13 2 (0.28%) Billing
13 2 (0.28%) German Language
14 1 (0.14%) Electronics
14 1 (0.14%) Games
14 1 (0.14%) Marketing
14 1 (0.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 214 (29.93%) Network Engineer
2 80 (11.19%) Analyst
3 74 (10.35%) Support Engineer
4 71 (9.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 66 (9.23%) Architect
6 62 (8.67%) Senior Network Engineer
7 58 (8.11%) IT Support
8 49 (6.85%) IT Engineer
9 44 (6.15%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 32 (4.48%) Support Analyst
11 30 (4.20%) 2nd Line Support
11 30 (4.20%) 3rd Line Support
12 28 (3.92%) IT Support Engineer
13 27 (3.78%) Network Architect
14 24 (3.36%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 24 (3.36%) Cisco Engineer
14 24 (3.36%) Consultant
14 24 (3.36%) Systems Engineer
15 21 (2.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 21 (2.94%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.66%) LDAP
2 9 (1.26%) Web Services
3 6 (0.84%) Software Packaging
4 5 (0.70%) Middleware
5 3 (0.42%) 802.1X
5 3 (0.42%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 1 (0.14%) CSS
6 1 (0.14%) HTML
6 1 (0.14%) ODBC
6 1 (0.14%) SAML
6 1 (0.14%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 122 (17.06%) Data Centre
2 87 (12.17%) Management Information System
3 45 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (3.78%) Self-Motivation
5 24 (3.36%) Clustering
5 24 (3.36%) PKI
6 22 (3.08%) Hybrid Cloud
7 19 (2.66%) Driving Licence
8 10 (1.40%) EMC VNX
8 10 (1.40%) Replication
9 9 (1.26%) Enterprise Storage
9 9 (1.26%) Fibre Optics
9 9 (1.26%) Mobile Computing
9 9 (1.26%) Public Cloud
10 8 (1.12%) CMDB
10 8 (1.12%) Cyberthreat
11 7 (0.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 6 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.70%) BYOD
13 5 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 317 (44.34%) Windows
2 165 (23.08%) Windows Server
3 95 (13.29%) Linux
4 89 (12.45%) Windows 10
5 62 (8.67%) Windows 7
6 49 (6.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 32 (4.48%) Unix
8 30 (4.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (2.24%) Android
10 11 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (1.40%) Windows 8
12 8 (1.12%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 7 (0.98%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.84%) Debian
15 4 (0.56%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.42%) CentOS
16 3 (0.42%) Windows XP
17 2 (0.28%) Fedora
17 2 (0.28%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (23.78%) ITIL
2 91 (12.73%) Load Balancing
3 87 (12.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 77 (10.77%) Problem-Solving
5 52 (7.27%) Network Monitoring
6 49 (6.85%) Project Management
7 47 (6.57%) Information Security
8 46 (6.43%) Mentoring
9 40 (5.59%) Network Design
10 39 (5.45%) Change Management
11 38 (5.31%) Configuration Management
12 36 (5.03%) Kalman Filter
12 36 (5.03%) Migration
13 35 (4.90%) Cybersecurity
14 33 (4.62%) Presales
15 32 (4.48%) Network Architecture
16 31 (4.34%) Disaster Recovery
16 31 (4.34%) Web Filtering
17 27 (3.78%) Incident Management
18 26 (3.64%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 79 (11.05%) SQL
2 75 (10.49%) PowerShell
3 35 (4.90%) Python
4 18 (2.52%) C
5 13 (1.82%) Shell Script
6 10 (1.40%) Bash Shell
6 10 (1.40%) VBScript
7 9 (1.26%) Perl
8 7 (0.98%) Ada
8 7 (0.98%) C#
9 5 (0.70%) Assembly Language
10 3 (0.42%) Java
11 2 (0.28%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.14%) C++
12 1 (0.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 247 (34.55%) Cisco Certification
2 173 (24.20%) CCNP
3 105 (14.69%) CCNA
4 83 (11.61%) Security Cleared
5 65 (9.09%) Degree
6 60 (8.39%) SC Cleared
7 57 (7.97%) Microsoft Certification
8 41 (5.73%) CCIE
8 41 (5.73%) MCSE
9 30 (4.20%) CCDP
10 25 (3.50%) DV Cleared
11 20 (2.80%) JNCIS
12 18 (2.52%) JNCIP
12 18 (2.52%) MCP
13 17 (2.38%) CISM
13 17 (2.38%) CISSP
13 17 (2.38%) MCSA
14 16 (2.24%) CEH
14 16 (2.24%) CREST Certified
14 16 (2.24%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (6.99%) SLA
2 45 (6.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 34 (4.76%) PCI DSS
4 19 (2.66%) NIST
5 16 (2.24%) NIST 800
6 11 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 10 (1.40%) GDPR
7 10 (1.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 9 (1.26%) ISO 22301
9 7 (0.98%) Cyber Essentials
10 6 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.28%) NCSC
11 2 (0.28%) RMADS
12 1 (0.14%) DICOM
12 1 (0.14%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.14%) QA
System Software
1 232 (32.45%) Active Directory
2 171 (23.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (10.77%) Hyper-V
4 28 (3.92%) VMware ESXi
5 23 (3.22%) Docker
6 18 (2.52%) VMware NSX
7 15 (2.10%) Virtual Servers
8 12 (1.68%) Terminal Services
9 10 (1.40%) vSphere
9 10 (1.40%) XenApp
10 8 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (1.12%) VMware Workstation
11 7 (0.98%) XenDesktop
12 6 (0.84%) ISA Server
12 6 (0.84%) NFS
13 4 (0.56%) KVM
14 3 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.42%) Squid
15 2 (0.28%) Firmware
15 2 (0.28%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 78 (10.91%) SCCM
2 31 (4.34%) WSUS
3 29 (4.06%) Ansible
4 19 (2.66%) BMC PATROL
5 17 (2.38%) Cisco Prime
6 16 (2.24%) SCOM
7 13 (1.82%) Kubernetes
7 13 (1.82%) Microsoft Intune
7 13 (1.82%) vRealize
8 12 (1.68%) SolarWinds Orion
8 12 (1.68%) vCenter Server
9 10 (1.40%) Terraform
10 8 (1.12%) Puppet
11 6 (0.84%) MIMEsweeper
12 5 (0.70%) Backup Exec
12 5 (0.70%) Data Guard
12 5 (0.70%) HAProxy
12 5 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
13 3 (0.42%) Cisco CUCM
13 3 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 324 (45.31%) Cisco
2 228 (31.89%) Microsoft
3 222 (31.05%) VMware
4 102 (14.27%) Juniper
5 95 (13.29%) Citrix
6 71 (9.93%) CheckPoint
7 60 (8.39%) HP
8 59 (8.25%) F5
9 52 (7.27%) Palo Alto
10 50 (6.99%) SolarWinds
11 37 (5.17%) Dell
11 37 (5.17%) Meraki
12 28 (3.92%) Forcepoint
13 22 (3.08%) EMC
13 22 (3.08%) NetApp
13 22 (3.08%) Veeam
14 20 (2.80%) Fortinet
15 16 (2.24%) Oracle
16 15 (2.10%) Aruba
17 13 (1.82%) Red Hat