Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > South East
6 months to
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 105 119 104
Rank change year-on-year +14 -15 -31
Permanent jobs citing WAN 777 811 883
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.92% 2.66% 2.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.06% 16.07% 15.63%
Number of salaries quoted 565 671 732
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £44,000 £46,056 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.46% +2.35% -

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 4,303 5,046 5,651
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.18% 16.52% 18.90%
Number of salaries quoted 3,308 3,949 4,563
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -1.16%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.16% +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 17 July 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 17 July 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 -25 253 £42,000 -20.00% 55
Hampshire +49 192 £40,000 -5.88% 33
Berkshire -39 163 £42,500 -22.73% 23
Surrey +17 146 £46,500 +3.33% 23
West Sussex +38 86 £47,500 -16.67% 19
Buckinghamshire +23 62 £35,000 -16.67% 21
Kent -6 47 £34,000 -30.61% 8
East Sussex +27 31 £28,000 -37.78% 11
Oxfordshire +30 27 £60,000 +44.58% 11
Middlesex +8 8 £55,000 -18.52% 2
Home Counties +4 6 - -
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 630 (81.08%) LAN
2 380 (48.91%) Cisco
3 361 (46.46%) Firewall
4 275 (35.39%) Windows
5 257 (33.08%) Cisco Certification
6 228 (29.34%) Microsoft
7 215 (27.67%) VMware
8 200 (25.74%) CCNP
9 199 (25.61%) Active Directory
9 199 (25.61%) TCP/IP
10 198 (25.48%) Data Centre
11 196 (25.23%) ITIL
12 181 (23.29%) VMware Infrastructure
13 169 (21.75%) Wireless
14 157 (20.21%) DNS
15 152 (19.56%) VPN
16 137 (17.63%) Windows Server
17 134 (17.25%) Citrix
17 134 (17.25%) VoIP
17 134 (17.25%) Network Security
18 132 (16.99%) Office 365
19 127 (16.34%) MPLS
20 126 (16.22%) Linux
21 124 (15.96%) Juniper
22 123 (15.83%) DHCP
23 119 (15.32%) Problem-Solving
24 117 (15.06%) CCNA
25 113 (14.54%) Cisco ASA
25 113 (14.54%) VLAN
26 109 (14.03%) 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 62 (7.98%) MS Exchange
2 32 (4.12%) SharePoint
3 19 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2007
3 19 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 19 (2.45%) IIS
4 16 (2.06%) Skype for Business
5 7 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (0.64%) MS Project Server
7 3 (0.39%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.26%) Apache
8 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.13%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.13%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.13%) nginx
9 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 89 (11.45%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (3.47%) MS Visio
3 14 (1.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (1.42%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.51%) Cisco SocialMiner
3 2 (0.26%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 132 (16.99%) Office 365
2 94 (12.10%) Amazon AWS
3 91 (11.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 43 (5.53%) IaaS
5 23 (2.96%) SaaS
6 20 (2.57%) PaaS
7 19 (2.45%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.90%) OneDrive
9 6 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.13%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.13%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.13%) Serverless
11 1 (0.13%) Slack
11 1 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 630 (81.08%) LAN
2 361 (46.46%) Firewall
3 199 (25.61%) TCP/IP
4 169 (21.75%) Wireless
5 157 (20.21%) DNS
6 152 (19.56%) VPN
7 134 (17.25%) Network Security
7 134 (17.25%) VoIP
8 127 (16.34%) MPLS
9 123 (15.83%) DHCP
10 113 (14.54%) Cisco ASA
10 113 (14.54%) VLAN
11 102 (13.13%) BGP
11 102 (13.13%) OSPF
11 102 (13.13%) Wi-Fi
12 84 (10.81%) SAN
13 71 (9.14%) Cisco Nexus
14 53 (6.82%) IPsec
15 51 (6.56%) Internet
16 49 (6.31%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (8.62%) SQL Server
2 33 (4.25%) DB2
3 13 (1.67%) MySQL
4 7 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (0.39%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.26%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.13%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.13%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.13%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.13%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.13%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 31 (3.99%) MSI
2 4 (0.51%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.26%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.26%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.13%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.13%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.13%) Gradle
4 1 (0.13%) JIRA
4 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 81 (10.42%) Finance
2 56 (7.21%) Telecoms
3 42 (5.41%) Retail
4 36 (4.63%) Manufacturing
5 20 (2.57%) Banking
6 13 (1.67%) Legal
7 12 (1.54%) Marketing
8 10 (1.29%) Law
9 9 (1.16%) Aerospace
10 8 (1.03%) Back Office
11 7 (0.90%) Advertising
12 6 (0.77%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.64%) Automotive
14 2 (0.26%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.26%) Military
15 1 (0.13%) Avionics
15 1 (0.13%) Billing
15 1 (0.13%) Electronics
15 1 (0.13%) Games
15 1 (0.13%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 229 (29.47%) Network Engineer
2 80 (10.30%) Architect
3 75 (9.65%) Support Engineer
4 68 (8.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 61 (7.85%) Project Manager
6 59 (7.59%) Cisco Engineer
7 57 (7.34%) Analyst
8 55 (7.08%) Consultant
9 51 (6.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 45 (5.79%) IT Engineer
11 43 (5.53%) Senior Network Engineer
12 42 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
13 38 (4.89%) Technical Architect
14 32 (4.12%) IT Support
15 30 (3.86%) Infrastructure Manager
15 30 (3.86%) Network Support
15 30 (3.86%) Systems Engineer
16 27 (3.47%) IT Manager
16 27 (3.47%) Security Engineer
16 27 (3.47%) WAN Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.09%) LDAP
2 13 (1.67%) Web Services
3 4 (0.51%) .NET
3 4 (0.51%) Apache Flex
4 3 (0.39%) CSS
4 3 (0.39%) HTML
4 3 (0.39%) XML
5 1 (0.13%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.13%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.13%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.13%) libvirt
5 1 (0.13%) Natural Language Processing
5 1 (0.13%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 198 (25.48%) Data Centre
2 75 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
3 60 (7.72%) Self-Motivation
4 55 (7.08%) Management Information System
5 46 (5.92%) Public Cloud
6 25 (3.22%) PKI
7 21 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
8 18 (2.32%) Replication
9 17 (2.19%) Fat Client
9 17 (2.19%) Thin Client
10 14 (1.80%) Driving Licence
11 13 (1.67%) BBC
11 13 (1.67%) Clustering
12 12 (1.54%) CMDB
13 11 (1.42%) Data Protection Act
14 10 (1.29%) Enterprise Storage
15 9 (1.16%) e-Learning
15 9 (1.16%) FMCG
15 9 (1.16%) Private Cloud
16 7 (0.90%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 275 (35.39%) Windows
2 137 (17.63%) Windows Server
3 126 (16.22%) Linux
4 83 (10.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 77 (9.91%) Windows 10
6 62 (7.98%) Windows 7
7 36 (4.63%) Unix
8 35 (4.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (2.19%) Windows 8
10 13 (1.67%) Android
11 11 (1.42%) Windows XP
12 8 (1.03%) Apple iOS
12 8 (1.03%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.77%) CentOS
14 3 (0.39%) Debian
15 2 (0.26%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.13%) Windows NT
16 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (25.23%) ITIL
2 119 (15.32%) Problem-Solving
3 91 (11.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 91 (11.71%) Load Balancing
4 88 (11.33%) Project Management
5 85 (10.94%) Migration
6 77 (9.91%) Service Delivery
7 74 (9.52%) Presales
8 69 (8.88%) Network Design
9 60 (7.72%) Agile Software Development
10 59 (7.59%) Network Monitoring
11 46 (5.92%) Mentoring
11 46 (5.92%) TOGAF
12 45 (5.79%) IT Strategy
13 44 (5.66%) Architectural Design
14 43 (5.53%) Application Packaging
15 38 (4.89%) Change Control
15 38 (4.89%) Customer Requirements
15 38 (4.89%) Network Architecture
16 37 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 61 (7.85%) SQL
2 38 (4.89%) PowerShell
3 19 (2.45%) Python
4 10 (1.29%) Perl
5 7 (0.90%) Bash Shell
6 6 (0.77%) C
7 5 (0.64%) C++
7 5 (0.64%) Java
8 3 (0.39%) C#
8 3 (0.39%) Fortran
8 3 (0.39%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.39%) VB
8 3 (0.39%) VBA
9 1 (0.13%) Java 8
9 1 (0.13%) PHP
9 1 (0.13%) Ruby
9 1 (0.13%) Scala
9 1 (0.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 257 (33.08%) Cisco Certification
2 200 (25.74%) CCNP
3 117 (15.06%) CCNA
4 108 (13.90%) Degree
5 68 (8.75%) CCIE
6 60 (7.72%) Security Cleared
7 45 (5.79%) SC Cleared
8 43 (5.53%) CCDP
9 36 (4.63%) Microsoft Certification
9 36 (4.63%) TOGAF Certification
10 30 (3.86%) AWS Certification
11 22 (2.83%) MCSE
12 20 (2.57%) JNCIP
13 19 (2.45%) JNCIS
14 18 (2.32%) MCP
15 12 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
15 12 (1.54%) JNCIE
16 11 (1.42%) A+ Certification
17 9 (1.16%) DV Cleared
17 9 (1.16%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (8.75%) SLA
2 37 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (3.09%) ISO 9001
4 23 (2.96%) ISO 22301
5 21 (2.70%) PCI DSS
6 13 (1.67%) GDPR
7 6 (0.77%) NIST
8 4 (0.51%) QA
9 3 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.39%) PMO
10 2 (0.26%) GAMP
10 2 (0.26%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.26%) SSAE 16
11 1 (0.13%) DICOM
11 1 (0.13%) HAZOP
11 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.13%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 199 (25.61%) Active Directory
2 181 (23.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (9.91%) Hyper-V
4 33 (4.25%) Microsoft App-V
5 23 (2.96%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (1.93%) vSphere
7 13 (1.67%) DFS Replication
8 12 (1.54%) Terminal Server
9 11 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (1.42%) VMware NSX
10 10 (1.29%) Virtual Servers
10 10 (1.29%) XenDesktop
11 7 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 7 (0.90%) XenApp
12 5 (0.64%) Firmware
13 4 (0.51%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 4 (0.51%) iptables
14 3 (0.39%) Docker
15 2 (0.26%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 29 (3.73%) IBM BigFix
2 27 (3.47%) SCCM
3 18 (2.32%) Cisco CUCM
3 18 (2.32%) Cisco Prime
4 17 (2.19%) WSUS
5 16 (2.06%) vCenter Server
6 11 (1.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 10 (1.29%) Backup Exec
8 7 (0.90%) Ansible
8 7 (0.90%) Nagios
9 6 (0.77%) Microsoft Clustering
9 6 (0.77%) vRealize
10 5 (0.64%) Cisco UCCE
10 5 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (0.51%) Cisco UCCX
11 4 (0.51%) Failover Clustering
11 4 (0.51%) FortiGate
11 4 (0.51%) Nessus
11 4 (0.51%) SCOM
11 4 (0.51%) vMotion
Vendors
1 380 (48.91%) Cisco
2 228 (29.34%) Microsoft
3 215 (27.67%) VMware
4 134 (17.25%) Citrix
5 124 (15.96%) Juniper
6 109 (14.03%) CheckPoint
7 64 (8.24%) Palo Alto
8 62 (7.98%) HP
9 55 (7.08%) Aruba
9 55 (7.08%) F5
9 55 (7.08%) SolarWinds
10 45 (5.79%) Fortinet
11 40 (5.15%) Meraki
11 40 (5.15%) SAP
12 38 (4.89%) NetApp
13 37 (4.76%) IBM
14 34 (4.38%) Dell
15 27 (3.47%) Brocade
16 24 (3.09%) Huawei
16 24 (3.09%) Ruckus Wireless