Period
to 22 January 2019

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 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > South East
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 108 97 77
Rank change year-on-year -11 -20 -2
Permanent jobs citing WAN 739 1,005 1,179
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.76% 3.25% 3.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.25% 18.95% 17.43%
Number of salaries quoted 600 830 1,070
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% -4.44%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -5.56%

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 4,285 5,304 6,763
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.00% 17.16% 21.55%
Number of salaries quoted 3,341 4,163 5,355
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +0.56%
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £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 January 2019.

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 January 2019. 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 -39 274 £55,000 +10.00% 34
Hampshire -20 177 £40,000 +6.67% 32
Berkshire -37 158 £55,000 +4.76% 20
Surrey -3 144 £42,500 -8.11% 31
West Sussex +50 74 £50,000 +34.23% 7
Buckinghamshire -12 70 £52,500 +31.25% 10
Oxfordshire -4 41 £88,500 +88.30% 4
East Sussex +27 35 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Kent -19 22 £37,250 -23.98% 12
M4 Corridor - 6 £62,500 -
Middlesex +1 1 £60,000 -7.69%
Isle of Wight - 1 £35,250 -
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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.

1 607 (82.14%) LAN
2 373 (50.47%) Firewall
3 334 (45.20%) Cisco
4 296 (40.05%) Windows
5 246 (33.29%) Microsoft
6 228 (30.85%) Cisco Certification
7 212 (28.69%) Windows Server
8 210 (28.42%) Active Directory
9 191 (25.85%) TCP/IP
10 189 (25.58%) ITIL
11 180 (24.36%) CCNP
12 177 (23.95%) VMware
13 172 (23.27%) Wireless
14 167 (22.60%) Data Centre
15 155 (20.97%) MPLS
16 154 (20.84%) VPN
17 137 (18.54%) Office 365
18 136 (18.40%) DNS
19 131 (17.73%) VoIP
20 124 (16.78%) VMware Infrastructure
21 114 (15.43%) Microsoft Azure
22 113 (15.29%) DHCP
23 108 (14.61%) CCNA
24 107 (14.48%) Linux
25 106 (14.34%) Hyper-V
26 100 (13.53%) Juniper
27 98 (13.26%) Problem-Solving
28 95 (12.86%) BGP
29 93 (12.58%) CheckPoint
30 91 (12.31%) VLAN

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 73 (9.88%) MS Exchange
2 47 (6.36%) IIS
3 25 (3.38%) SharePoint
4 23 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (1.89%) Apache
7 10 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (1.08%) Skype for Business
9 7 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (0.81%) Confluence
11 5 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.14%) iPlanet
13 1 (0.14%) JBoss
13 1 (0.14%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.14%) SAS
13 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 76 (10.28%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.76%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 11 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.14%) OpenText Process Suite
3 1 (0.14%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 137 (18.54%) Office 365
2 114 (15.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 78 (10.55%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (3.11%) SaaS
5 18 (2.44%) IaaS
6 11 (1.49%) Mimecast
7 9 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 8 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (0.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 6 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.81%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.68%) PaaS
11 3 (0.41%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.41%) Amazon Glacier
11 3 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 607 (82.14%) LAN
2 373 (50.47%) Firewall
3 191 (25.85%) TCP/IP
4 172 (23.27%) Wireless
5 155 (20.97%) MPLS
6 154 (20.84%) VPN
7 136 (18.40%) DNS
8 131 (17.73%) VoIP
9 113 (15.29%) DHCP
10 95 (12.86%) BGP
11 91 (12.31%) VLAN
12 90 (12.18%) Cisco ASA
13 84 (11.37%) Network Security
14 82 (11.10%) Wi-Fi
15 76 (10.28%) OSPF
16 75 (10.15%) SAN
17 55 (7.44%) WLAN
18 53 (7.17%) Unified Communications
19 49 (6.63%) Ethernet
20 48 (6.50%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (8.39%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (1.08%) Adabas
4 6 (0.81%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (0.54%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (0.41%) Big Data
7 2 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.27%) OLAP
8 1 (0.14%) DB2
8 1 (0.14%) Power BI
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (0.81%) JIRA
2 3 (0.41%) MSI
2 3 (0.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 75 (10.15%) Finance
2 66 (8.93%) Telecoms
3 38 (5.14%) Banking
4 19 (2.57%) Advertising
5 12 (1.62%) Retail
6 9 (1.22%) Back Office
7 7 (0.95%) Billing
8 6 (0.81%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.68%) Aerospace
9 5 (0.68%) Legal
10 4 (0.54%) Marketing
11 3 (0.41%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.41%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.27%) Electronics
12 2 (0.27%) French Language
12 2 (0.27%) German Language
12 2 (0.27%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.14%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.14%) Polish Language
13 1 (0.14%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 170 (23.00%) Network Engineer
2 99 (13.40%) Analyst
3 61 (8.25%) Support Engineer
4 60 (8.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 56 (7.58%) Support Analyst
6 54 (7.31%) Architect
7 53 (7.17%) Network Manager
8 46 (6.22%) IT Support
9 41 (5.55%) 2nd Line Support
10 38 (5.14%) Project Manager
11 37 (5.01%) IT Engineer
12 36 (4.87%) Network Architect
13 35 (4.74%) Infrastructure Manager
14 33 (4.47%) Cisco Engineer
15 30 (4.06%) 3rd Line Support
16 27 (3.65%) Administrator
17 26 (3.52%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
17 26 (3.52%) Technical Analyst
17 26 (3.52%) Technical Support
18 25 (3.38%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (2.84%) Middleware
2 12 (1.62%) 802.1X
3 10 (1.35%) RabbitMQ
4 8 (1.08%) Web Services
5 7 (0.95%) .NET
6 6 (0.81%) HTML
7 4 (0.54%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 2 (0.27%) ActiveX
8 2 (0.27%) DCOM
8 2 (0.27%) LDAP
8 2 (0.27%) ODBC
9 1 (0.14%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.14%) Elastic Stack
9 1 (0.14%) JRules
9 1 (0.14%) libvirt
9 1 (0.14%) MAPI
9 1 (0.14%) OAuth
9 1 (0.14%) OpenID
9 1 (0.14%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 167 (22.60%) Data Centre
2 52 (7.04%) Driving Licence
3 44 (5.95%) Management Information System
4 38 (5.14%) Self-Motivation
5 37 (5.01%) Analytical Skills
6 32 (4.33%) Video Conferencing
7 17 (2.30%) CMDB
8 16 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
8 16 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
9 15 (2.03%) Clustering
10 13 (1.76%) Replication
11 11 (1.49%) e-Health
12 8 (1.08%) EMC VNX
13 7 (0.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 7 (0.95%) PKI
14 6 (0.81%) e-Learning
14 6 (0.81%) Fat Client
14 6 (0.81%) Fintech
14 6 (0.81%) NHS
14 6 (0.81%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 296 (40.05%) Windows
2 212 (28.69%) Windows Server
3 107 (14.48%) Linux
4 81 (10.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 81 (10.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 75 (10.15%) Windows 10
6 63 (8.53%) Windows 7
7 38 (5.14%) Unix
8 28 (3.79%) Windows 8
9 15 (2.03%) CentOS
10 8 (1.08%) AIX
10 8 (1.08%) Android
10 8 (1.08%) HPUX
11 7 (0.95%) Mac OS X
12 6 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.54%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.41%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.27%) Solaris
16 2 (0.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (25.58%) ITIL
2 98 (13.26%) Problem-Solving
3 86 (11.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 77 (10.42%) Load Balancing
5 71 (9.61%) Change Management
5 71 (9.61%) Project Management
6 67 (9.07%) Network Design
7 64 (8.66%) Incident Management
8 63 (8.53%) Service Management
9 60 (8.12%) Information Security
10 56 (7.58%) Disaster Recovery
11 55 (7.44%) Presales
12 54 (7.31%) Network Monitoring
13 49 (6.63%) ITSM
13 49 (6.63%) Service Delivery
14 48 (6.50%) Agile Software Development
15 45 (6.09%) Mentoring
16 44 (5.95%) Problem Management
17 42 (5.68%) Continuous Improvement
18 41 (5.55%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 79 (10.69%) SQL
2 41 (5.55%) Python
3 30 (4.06%) PowerShell
4 29 (3.92%) Bash Shell
5 18 (2.44%) C
6 17 (2.30%) PHP
7 15 (2.03%) Perl
8 11 (1.49%) T-SQL
9 8 (1.08%) C++
10 7 (0.95%) C#
11 6 (0.81%) JavaScript
12 5 (0.68%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.54%) Java
13 4 (0.54%) Ruby
14 1 (0.14%) VB
14 1 (0.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 228 (30.85%) Cisco Certification
2 180 (24.36%) CCNP
3 108 (14.61%) CCNA
4 78 (10.55%) Degree
5 70 (9.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 58 (7.85%) CCIE
7 54 (7.31%) Security Cleared
8 43 (5.82%) MCSA
9 42 (5.68%) MCSE
10 39 (5.28%) SC Cleared
11 24 (3.25%) MCP
12 19 (2.57%) JNCIE
13 18 (2.44%) CISSP
14 17 (2.30%) DV Cleared
15 16 (2.17%) JNCIP
16 15 (2.03%) CCDP
17 14 (1.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 12 (1.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 10 (1.35%) JNCIS
19 10 (1.35%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (8.66%) SLA
2 42 (5.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (3.25%) PMO
4 20 (2.71%) GDPR
5 16 (2.17%) PCI DSS
6 10 (1.35%) QA
7 4 (0.54%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.27%) Government Security Classifications
9 2 (0.27%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.14%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 210 (28.42%) Active Directory
2 124 (16.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 106 (14.34%) Hyper-V
4 21 (2.84%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (2.03%) vSphere
6 12 (1.62%) VMware NSX
7 11 (1.49%) XenDesktop
8 9 (1.22%) Firmware
9 8 (1.08%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 8 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (1.08%) XenApp
10 6 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (0.54%) Terminal Services
11 4 (0.54%) vCloud
12 3 (0.41%) DFS Replication
12 3 (0.41%) Docker
12 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.41%) Samba
13 2 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 37 (5.01%) SCCM
2 23 (3.11%) SCOM
3 22 (2.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 14 (1.89%) Nessus
4 14 (1.89%) Terraform
5 13 (1.76%) Norton AntiVirus
6 11 (1.49%) Nagios
6 11 (1.49%) Nmap
6 11 (1.49%) WSUS
7 9 (1.22%) EMC NetWorker
7 9 (1.22%) Microsoft Intune
8 8 (1.08%) Cisco Prime
9 7 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (0.81%) Ansible
10 6 (0.81%) HP ALM
11 4 (0.54%) Data Guard
11 4 (0.54%) QRadar
12 3 (0.41%) FortiGate
12 3 (0.41%) Puppet
12 3 (0.41%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 334 (45.20%) Cisco
2 246 (33.29%) Microsoft
3 177 (23.95%) VMware
4 100 (13.53%) Juniper
5 93 (12.58%) CheckPoint
6 82 (11.10%) Citrix
7 72 (9.74%) SolarWinds
8 62 (8.39%) HP
9 59 (7.98%) F5
10 47 (6.36%) Riverbed
11 45 (6.09%) Palo Alto
12 41 (5.55%) Oracle
13 33 (4.47%) Avaya
13 33 (4.47%) ServiceNow
14 27 (3.65%) NetApp
15 25 (3.38%) Aruba
16 21 (2.84%) Dell
16 21 (2.84%) EMC
16 21 (2.84%) McAfee
17 20 (2.71%) Symantec