Period
to 13 July 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 13 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > South East
6 months to
13 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 101 109 117
Rank change year-on-year +8 +8 -9
Permanent jobs citing WAN 385 768 830
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.88% 2.86% 2.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.40% 17.60% 16.16%
Number of salaries quoted 319 596 714
Median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.44% -5.26% +18.75%
10th Percentile £31,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.44% -5.26% +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 2,347 4,363 5,135
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.55% 16.27% 16.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1,813 3,362 4,023
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.53% -2.11% +5.56%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing WAN as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing WAN in the South East.

Salary trend for WAN in the South East

WAN
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing WAN in the South East over the 6 months to 13 July 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 13 July 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 +37 145 £45,000 +12.50% 12
Thames Valley +27 123 £45,000 +5.88% 6
Berkshire +9 69 £43,500 -3.33% 2
Surrey -7 41 £55,000 +18.28% 3
West Sussex +8 39 £40,000 -15.79% 1
Oxfordshire +33 29 £46,250 - 1
Buckinghamshire +16 26 £45,000 +7.62% 3
Kent +24 18 £33,000 +1.54% 1
East Sussex +28 15 £67,500 +141.07%
Middlesex +1 1 £55,000 -
Sussex - 1 £45,000 -
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 13 July 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.

1 254 (65.97%) LAN
2 200 (51.95%) Cisco
3 191 (49.61%) Firewall
4 140 (36.36%) Windows
5 126 (32.73%) VMware
6 113 (29.35%) Active Directory
7 112 (29.09%) Cisco Certification
8 81 (21.04%) CCNP
8 81 (21.04%) VPN
9 80 (20.78%) VMware Infrastructure
10 79 (20.52%) Microsoft
11 75 (19.48%) ITIL
12 74 (19.22%) Wireless
12 74 (19.22%) Windows Server
13 71 (18.44%) Azure
14 70 (18.18%) Data Centre
15 69 (17.92%) Office 365
16 68 (17.66%) DNS
17 66 (17.14%) Juniper
18 65 (16.88%) BGP
19 63 (16.36%) MPLS
20 62 (16.10%) TCP/IP
21 58 (15.06%) CCNA
22 55 (14.29%) DHCP
22 55 (14.29%) Finance
22 55 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 52 (13.51%) VoIP
23 52 (13.51%) Security Cleared
23 52 (13.51%) Network Security
24 51 (13.25%) 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 28 (7.27%) MS Exchange
2 18 (4.68%) IIS
3 11 (2.86%) SharePoint
4 9 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.30%) Skype for Business
6 4 (1.04%) Apache
6 4 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.52%) Confluence
7 2 (0.52%) JBoss
7 2 (0.52%) NetWeaver
7 2 (0.52%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.26%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.26%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 32 (8.31%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (4.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.52%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.04%) assyst
1 4 (1.04%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 71 (18.44%) Azure
2 69 (17.92%) Office 365
3 40 (10.39%) AWS
4 20 (5.19%) SaaS
5 10 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (2.60%) IaaS
6 8 (2.08%) PaaS
7 3 (0.78%) Power Platform
8 2 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.52%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.26%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 254 (65.97%) LAN
2 191 (49.61%) Firewall
3 81 (21.04%) VPN
4 74 (19.22%) Wireless
5 68 (17.66%) DNS
6 65 (16.88%) BGP
7 63 (16.36%) MPLS
8 62 (16.10%) TCP/IP
9 55 (14.29%) DHCP
10 52 (13.51%) Network Security
10 52 (13.51%) VoIP
11 38 (9.87%) OSPF
11 38 (9.87%) SAN
12 35 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
13 33 (8.57%) VLAN
14 29 (7.53%) Cisco ASA
15 25 (6.49%) Cisco Nexus
15 25 (6.49%) WLAN
16 20 (5.19%) Ethernet
16 20 (5.19%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.16%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.86%) Big Data
3 4 (1.04%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.78%) Power BI
5 2 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (0.52%) SAP HANA
5 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.26%) MySQL
6 1 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.26%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 5 (1.30%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.52%) JIRA
3 1 (0.26%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 55 (14.29%) Finance
2 21 (5.45%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.12%) Aerospace
4 10 (2.60%) Military
5 6 (1.56%) Banking
6 5 (1.30%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.30%) Public Sector
7 4 (1.04%) Back Office
7 4 (1.04%) Korean Language
7 4 (1.04%) Law
8 3 (0.78%) Legal
9 2 (0.52%) Automotive
10 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 110 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 37 (9.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 36 (9.35%) Architect
4 33 (8.57%) Support Engineer
5 28 (7.27%) Network Architect
5 28 (7.27%) Senior Network Engineer
6 27 (7.01%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 26 (6.75%) Team Leader
8 25 (6.49%) Infrastructure Team Leader
9 24 (6.23%) IT Support
10 22 (5.71%) IT Engineer
11 21 (5.45%) IT Infrastructure Team Leader
11 21 (5.45%) IT Manager
12 19 (4.94%) 3rd Line Support
13 18 (4.68%) Analyst
14 17 (4.42%) Systems Engineer
15 16 (4.16%) Network Manager
16 15 (3.90%) IT Support Engineer
16 15 (3.90%) Network Security Engineer
16 15 (3.90%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.60%) 802.1X
2 9 (2.34%) Middleware
3 8 (2.08%) .NET
3 8 (2.08%) LDAP
4 7 (1.82%) AngularJS
4 7 (1.82%) ASP.NET
4 7 (1.82%) CSS
4 7 (1.82%) Node.js
4 7 (1.82%) React
4 7 (1.82%) REST
4 7 (1.82%) WCF
4 7 (1.82%) WPF
5 4 (1.04%) jQuery
5 4 (1.04%) RESTful
6 2 (0.52%) HTML
6 2 (0.52%) SAP Basis
6 2 (0.52%) XML
7 1 (0.26%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.26%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 70 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 31 (8.05%) Management Information System
3 27 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (4.68%) Hybrid Cloud
5 12 (3.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 12 (3.12%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (3.12%) Video Conferencing
6 10 (2.60%) Clustering
7 9 (2.34%) Public Cloud
8 8 (2.08%) PMI
9 7 (1.82%) Replication
10 5 (1.30%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.30%) Driving Licence
11 4 (1.04%) CCTV
11 4 (1.04%) Digital Media
11 4 (1.04%) iPad
11 4 (1.04%) Security Operations Centre
12 3 (0.78%) AS400
12 3 (0.78%) EPoS
12 3 (0.78%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 140 (36.36%) Windows
2 74 (19.22%) Windows Server
3 47 (12.21%) Windows 10
4 38 (9.87%) Linux
5 26 (6.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (6.75%) Windows Server 2016
6 25 (6.49%) Windows 7
7 20 (5.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (3.38%) Windows Server 2019
9 9 (2.34%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (2.08%) Windows 8
11 7 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (1.82%) Unix
12 4 (1.04%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.52%) Android
13 2 (0.52%) CentOS
14 1 (0.26%) Debian
14 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.26%) SUSE
14 1 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (19.48%) ITIL
2 55 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 41 (10.65%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (9.61%) Project Management
5 33 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 33 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
6 30 (7.79%) Load Balancing
7 28 (7.27%) Service Delivery
8 27 (7.01%) Mentoring
9 24 (6.23%) Change Management
10 22 (5.71%) Network Monitoring
10 22 (5.71%) Project Delivery
11 20 (5.19%) Continuous Improvement
11 20 (5.19%) High Availability
11 20 (5.19%) Incident Management
12 19 (4.94%) Cybersecurity
12 19 (4.94%) Line Management
13 17 (4.42%) Information Security
13 17 (4.42%) Network Design
14 16 (4.16%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (12.47%) SQL
2 30 (7.79%) PowerShell
3 16 (4.16%) Python
4 15 (3.90%) C#
5 11 (2.86%) JavaScript
6 8 (2.08%) Ada
6 8 (2.08%) C
7 7 (1.82%) TypeScript
7 7 (1.82%) VBA
8 6 (1.56%) VBScript
9 5 (1.30%) Assembly Language
9 5 (1.30%) C++
9 5 (1.30%) Perl
9 5 (1.30%) PHP
9 5 (1.30%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.04%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.26%) Java
11 1 (0.26%) Ruby
11 1 (0.26%) VB
11 1 (0.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 112 (29.09%) Cisco Certification
2 81 (21.04%) CCNP
3 58 (15.06%) CCNA
4 52 (13.51%) Security Cleared
5 45 (11.69%) SC Cleared
6 33 (8.57%) Degree
7 28 (7.27%) DV Cleared
8 22 (5.71%) JNCIS
9 21 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
10 18 (4.68%) CCIE
10 18 (4.68%) JNCIA
11 14 (3.64%) MCSE
12 12 (3.12%) JNCIP
13 9 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
14 8 (2.08%) CCDP
14 8 (2.08%) CISSP
14 8 (2.08%) PMI Certification
15 7 (1.82%) CISA
15 7 (1.82%) CISM
16 6 (1.56%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (7.79%) SLA
2 21 (5.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 13 (3.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.82%) PCI DSS
5 6 (1.56%) GDPR
6 4 (1.04%) NCSC
7 3 (0.78%) ISO 22301
7 3 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.78%) NIST
7 3 (0.78%) NIST 800
System Software
1 113 (29.35%) Active Directory
2 80 (20.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (9.87%) Hyper-V
4 33 (8.57%) VMware ESXi
5 17 (4.42%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (3.64%) VMware Workstation
7 9 (2.34%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (1.82%) VMware NSX
9 5 (1.30%) KVM
9 5 (1.30%) vSphere
10 4 (1.04%) BitLocker
10 4 (1.04%) Docker
10 4 (1.04%) XenApp
11 2 (0.52%) Squid
11 2 (0.52%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.26%) Postfix
12 1 (0.26%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 32 (8.31%) SCCM
1 32 (8.31%) WSUS
2 22 (5.71%) SCOM
3 15 (3.90%) Ansible
4 8 (2.08%) FortiGate
5 7 (1.82%) BMC PATROL
6 6 (1.56%) Cisco Prime
6 6 (1.56%) vCenter Server
7 5 (1.30%) NetBackup
7 5 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (1.04%) Amdocs OSS
8 4 (1.04%) Icinga
8 4 (1.04%) Kubernetes
8 4 (1.04%) Observium
8 4 (1.04%) Terraform
9 3 (0.78%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.52%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.26%) AppManager
Vendors
1 200 (51.95%) Cisco
2 126 (32.73%) VMware
3 79 (20.52%) Microsoft
4 66 (17.14%) Juniper
5 51 (13.25%) CheckPoint
6 49 (12.73%) Meraki
7 34 (8.83%) Palo Alto
8 30 (7.79%) F5
9 25 (6.49%) HP
10 20 (5.19%) Fortinet
11 18 (4.68%) Citrix
12 17 (4.42%) Veeam
13 16 (4.16%) Riverbed
14 14 (3.64%) SolarWinds
15 13 (3.38%) McAfee
15 13 (3.38%) NetApp
16 10 (2.60%) Brocade
17 9 (2.34%) Nokia
17 9 (2.34%) Oracle
18 8 (2.08%) Dell