Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > South East
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 106 75
Rank change year-on-year -20 -31 -8
Permanent jobs citing WAN 715 854 1,287
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.43% 2.93% 3.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.37% 16.25% 17.38%
Number of salaries quoted 601 733 1,145
South East median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -9.09% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £63,750 £63,900
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% -3.33%

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 4,653 5,257 7,407
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.82% 18.06% 20.58%
Number of salaries quoted 3,674 4,202 6,023
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +3 294 £54,500 +21.11% 36
Berkshire +24 212 £60,000 +20.00% 15
Hampshire -49 144 £40,000 +14.29% 25
Surrey -30 122 £40,000 -5.88% 20
Kent -16 59 £37,500 -6.25% 9
Buckinghamshire -5 52 £42,500 +6.25% 14
West Sussex +16 47 £42,500 +0.59% 8
East Sussex -10 32 £45,000 +18.42% 4
Oxfordshire -33 32 £42,500 -5.56% 7
Middlesex +12 5 £70,000 +41.41%
M4 Corridor - 5 £62,500 -
Sussex - 3 - -
Home Counties +3 2 £75,000 +25.00%
Isle of Wight - 1 £35,250 -
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 578 (80.84%) LAN
2 325 (45.45%) Windows
3 323 (45.17%) Firewall
4 307 (42.94%) Cisco
5 255 (35.66%) Microsoft
6 249 (34.83%) VMware
7 235 (32.87%) Active Directory
8 214 (29.93%) Windows Server
9 190 (26.57%) Cisco Certification
10 184 (25.73%) ITIL
10 184 (25.73%) Data Centre
11 173 (24.20%) VMware Infrastructure
12 157 (21.96%) VPN
13 149 (20.84%) TCP/IP
14 144 (20.14%) MPLS
15 140 (19.58%) Wireless
16 131 (18.32%) Office 365
17 128 (17.90%) DNS
18 121 (16.92%) CCNP
19 115 (16.08%) CheckPoint
20 114 (15.94%) Linux
21 113 (15.80%) CCNA
22 110 (15.38%) VLAN
23 107 (14.97%) Hyper-V
24 106 (14.83%) Finance
25 105 (14.69%) DHCP
25 105 (14.69%) Microsoft Azure
26 97 (13.57%) MS Exchange
27 95 (13.29%) Wi-Fi
28 94 (13.15%) Juniper

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 97 (13.57%) MS Exchange
2 45 (6.29%) IIS
3 30 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2013
4 29 (4.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 25 (3.50%) SharePoint
6 11 (1.54%) Skype for Business
7 9 (1.26%) Confluence
7 9 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (1.12%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.70%) Apache
10 5 (0.70%) IBM Notes
10 5 (0.70%) Oracle Service Bus
11 4 (0.56%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.42%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.14%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.14%) SAS
Applications
1 85 (11.89%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.96%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.40%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.70%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.14%) EPLAN
7 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (1.40%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.28%) Workfront
4 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.14%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 131 (18.32%) Office 365
2 105 (14.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (2.24%) IBM Cloud
5 14 (1.96%) SaaS
6 11 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (1.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 10 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (1.40%) Amazon S3
7 10 (1.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 9 (1.26%) Amazon ELB
8 9 (1.26%) Amazon Glacier
9 8 (1.12%) IaaS
10 6 (0.84%) Akamai
11 5 (0.70%) PaaS
12 4 (0.56%) SoftLayer
13 2 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.14%) Datadog
14 1 (0.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 578 (80.84%) LAN
2 323 (45.17%) Firewall
3 157 (21.96%) VPN
4 149 (20.84%) TCP/IP
5 144 (20.14%) MPLS
6 140 (19.58%) Wireless
7 128 (17.90%) DNS
8 110 (15.38%) VLAN
9 105 (14.69%) DHCP
10 95 (13.29%) Wi-Fi
11 91 (12.73%) WLAN
12 78 (10.91%) Network Security
13 73 (10.21%) BGP
14 72 (10.07%) Cisco ASA
15 69 (9.65%) SAN
16 65 (9.09%) VoIP
17 54 (7.55%) Ethernet
18 51 (7.13%) OSPF
19 41 (5.73%) Cisco Nexus
20 39 (5.45%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.68%) Big Data
3 10 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (0.98%) MySQL
5 4 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.42%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.28%) Power BI
7 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.14%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.14%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (1.26%) JIRA
2 3 (0.42%) MSI
3 2 (0.28%) Bitbucket
3 2 (0.28%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.28%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.14%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.14%) TeamCity
General
1 106 (14.83%) Finance
2 47 (6.57%) Telecoms
3 36 (5.03%) Retail
4 34 (4.76%) Banking
5 23 (3.22%) Back Office
6 11 (1.54%) Publishing
7 7 (0.98%) Legal
7 7 (0.98%) Marketing
8 6 (0.84%) Automotive
8 6 (0.84%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.70%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.56%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.56%) Local Government
11 3 (0.42%) Law
12 2 (0.28%) Advertising
12 2 (0.28%) Billing
13 1 (0.14%) Electronics
13 1 (0.14%) French Language
13 1 (0.14%) German Language
13 1 (0.14%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 140 (19.58%) Network Engineer
2 107 (14.97%) Analyst
3 77 (10.77%) Architect
4 74 (10.35%) Support Engineer
5 65 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 54 (7.55%) IT Support
7 50 (6.99%) Support Analyst
8 38 (5.31%) 2nd Line Support
9 36 (5.03%) Cisco Engineer
10 34 (4.76%) IT Engineer
10 34 (4.76%) Network Manager
11 33 (4.62%) Project Manager
12 32 (4.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 31 (4.34%) Senior Network Engineer
14 29 (4.06%) Network Architect
15 27 (3.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 27 (3.78%) 3rd Line Support
16 26 (3.64%) Administrator
16 26 (3.64%) Infrastructure Manager
16 26 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (4.76%) Middleware
2 9 (1.26%) 802.1X
3 8 (1.12%) JSON
3 8 (1.12%) WebSphere MQ
4 7 (0.98%) .NET
4 7 (0.98%) RabbitMQ
4 7 (0.98%) Web Services
5 6 (0.84%) CSS
5 6 (0.84%) HTML
6 3 (0.42%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (0.42%) LDAP
6 3 (0.42%) Node.js
6 3 (0.42%) REST
7 2 (0.28%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.28%) COM
7 2 (0.28%) LAMP
8 1 (0.14%) LEMP Stack
8 1 (0.14%) libvirt
8 1 (0.14%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 184 (25.73%) Data Centre
2 44 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (3.92%) Video Conferencing
4 26 (3.64%) Driving Licence
5 24 (3.36%) Computer Science
6 20 (2.80%) Self-Motivation
7 19 (2.66%) Management Information System
8 18 (2.52%) Replication
9 17 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
10 16 (2.24%) Private Cloud
11 15 (2.10%) CMDB
11 15 (2.10%) Public Cloud
12 14 (1.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 12 (1.68%) Cyberthreat
14 11 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
15 9 (1.26%) FlexPod
15 9 (1.26%) iSeries
15 9 (1.26%) Mainframe
16 8 (1.12%) BBC
16 8 (1.12%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 325 (45.45%) Windows
2 214 (29.93%) Windows Server
3 114 (15.94%) Linux
4 79 (11.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 70 (9.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 67 (9.37%) Windows 7
7 65 (9.09%) Windows 10
8 28 (3.92%) Unix
9 23 (3.22%) Windows 8
10 17 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (1.82%) FreeBSD
12 8 (1.12%) Mac OS X
12 8 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.70%) CentOS
13 5 (0.70%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.42%) Android
14 3 (0.42%) VMS
15 2 (0.28%) Debian
15 2 (0.28%) Solaris
15 2 (0.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (25.73%) ITIL
2 94 (13.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 84 (11.75%) Problem-Solving
4 80 (11.19%) Network Design
5 72 (10.07%) Load Balancing
6 56 (7.83%) ITIL V3
7 52 (7.27%) Project Management
8 51 (7.13%) Incident Management
9 47 (6.57%) Agile Software Development
10 46 (6.43%) Problem Management
11 45 (6.29%) Presales
12 42 (5.87%) PRINCE2
13 38 (5.31%) Change Management
14 37 (5.17%) Disaster Recovery
15 36 (5.03%) Migration
15 36 (5.03%) Service Management
16 35 (4.90%) Information Security
17 33 (4.62%) Kalman Filter
17 33 (4.62%) Service Delivery
18 32 (4.48%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (7.69%) SQL
2 48 (6.71%) PowerShell
3 36 (5.03%) Python
4 20 (2.80%) Bash Shell
5 16 (2.24%) C
6 14 (1.96%) Perl
7 13 (1.82%) Shell Script
8 10 (1.40%) Ruby
9 9 (1.26%) Java
10 8 (1.12%) PHP
11 6 (0.84%) C#
11 6 (0.84%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.42%) C++
13 2 (0.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 190 (26.57%) Cisco Certification
2 121 (16.92%) CCNP
3 113 (15.80%) CCNA
4 80 (11.19%) Degree
5 77 (10.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 62 (8.67%) CCIE
7 50 (6.99%) Security Cleared
8 48 (6.71%) MCSE
9 41 (5.73%) SC Cleared
10 35 (4.90%) CCDP
11 30 (4.20%) MCSA
12 29 (4.06%) MCP
13 28 (3.92%) CISSP
14 18 (2.52%) JNCIP
15 16 (2.24%) JNCIE
16 15 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
17 14 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 13 (1.82%) CCSE
18 13 (1.82%) CISM
19 12 (1.68%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (5.73%) SLA
2 39 (5.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (2.66%) GDPR
4 17 (2.38%) PCI DSS
5 16 (2.24%) Cyber Essentials
6 10 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 9 (1.26%) PMO
8 6 (0.84%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.56%) PMBOK
10 3 (0.42%) ISO 22301
11 2 (0.28%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.28%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.28%) NIST 800
11 2 (0.28%) QA
11 2 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.14%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 235 (32.87%) Active Directory
2 173 (24.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 107 (14.97%) Hyper-V
4 35 (4.90%) VMware ESXi
5 26 (3.64%) VMware NSX
6 18 (2.52%) XenDesktop
7 13 (1.82%) ProxySG
7 13 (1.82%) XenApp
8 9 (1.26%) Firmware
8 9 (1.26%) Samba
8 9 (1.26%) Virtual Servers
9 8 (1.12%) Terminal Services
10 7 (0.98%) Docker
10 7 (0.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 6 (0.84%) vSphere
12 5 (0.70%) NFS
12 5 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
13 2 (0.28%) XenServer
14 1 (0.14%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 41 (5.73%) SCCM
2 22 (3.08%) Ansible
2 22 (3.08%) SCOM
3 19 (2.66%) Cisco Prime
4 16 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (2.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 15 (2.10%) Puppet
6 11 (1.54%) CASB
7 10 (1.40%) QRadar
7 10 (1.40%) Terraform
7 10 (1.40%) WSUS
8 9 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
8 9 (1.26%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 7 (0.98%) FortiGate
9 7 (0.98%) Nagios
9 7 (0.98%) Nessus
9 7 (0.98%) vCenter Server
10 6 (0.84%) Backup Exec
10 6 (0.84%) Cisco CME
10 6 (0.84%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 307 (42.94%) Cisco
2 255 (35.66%) Microsoft
3 249 (34.83%) VMware
4 115 (16.08%) CheckPoint
5 94 (13.15%) Juniper
6 88 (12.31%) Citrix
7 84 (11.75%) HP
8 74 (10.35%) Palo Alto
9 63 (8.81%) SolarWinds
10 57 (7.97%) Riverbed
11 55 (7.69%) F5
12 48 (6.71%) Oracle
13 45 (6.29%) Aruba
14 40 (5.59%) McAfee
15 38 (5.31%) Avaya
16 37 (5.17%) Fortinet
17 26 (3.64%) Meraki
18 24 (3.36%) Blue Coat
18 24 (3.36%) Forcepoint
19 20 (2.80%) Veeam