Period
to 8 March 2021

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 8 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > South East
6 months to
8 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 128 100 104
Rank change year-on-year -28 +4 -7
Permanent jobs citing WAN 264 689 788
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.29% 3.09% 2.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.01% 17.95% 18.35%
Number of salaries quoted 254 576 665
Median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,375 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.78% -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 1,884 3,838 4,295
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.32% 17.23% 16.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1,488 3,048 3,368
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,750 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £73,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 8 March 2021.

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 8 March 2021. 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 +20 99 £51,000 +6.81% 17
Hampshire -28 70 £45,000 +5.88% 20
Berkshire +14 52 £72,500 +45.00% 8
Surrey -16 32 £48,000 +1.05% 9
Kent +21 31 £34,000 +3.03% 7
Buckinghamshire +26 29 £50,000 +5.26% 3
West Sussex -23 24 £50,000 +17.65% 1
Oxfordshire +29 21 £75,000 +61.29% 6
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 8 March 2021, 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.

1 201 (76.14%) LAN
2 130 (49.24%) Firewall
3 112 (42.42%) Cisco
4 87 (32.95%) Active Directory
5 79 (29.92%) Microsoft
6 77 (29.17%) Windows
7 76 (28.79%) VMware
8 74 (28.03%) Cisco Certification
9 69 (26.14%) ITIL
10 68 (25.76%) VPN
11 54 (20.45%) TCP/IP
12 52 (19.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 48 (18.18%) Windows Server
14 47 (17.80%) Wireless
14 47 (17.80%) Azure
15 46 (17.42%) CCNP
16 45 (17.05%) Wi-Fi
17 44 (16.67%) DNS
17 44 (16.67%) Data Centre
18 43 (16.29%) CCNA
19 42 (15.91%) Palo Alto
20 39 (14.77%) Cisco ASA
20 39 (14.77%) VLAN
21 38 (14.39%) PowerShell
21 38 (14.39%) WLAN
21 38 (14.39%) MPLS
21 38 (14.39%) Finance
22 37 (14.02%) Project Management
23 36 (13.64%) Microsoft 365
24 35 (13.26%) MS Exchange

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 35 (13.26%) MS Exchange
2 10 (3.79%) SharePoint
3 9 (3.41%) IIS
4 5 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.76%) Apache
6 2 (0.76%) JBoss
7 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.38%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.38%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 23 (8.71%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Carpe Diem
1 1 (0.38%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 47 (17.80%) Azure
2 36 (13.64%) Microsoft 365
3 17 (6.44%) AWS
4 4 (1.52%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (1.52%) PaaS
4 4 (1.52%) SaaS
5 3 (1.14%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 3 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.14%) IaaS
6 2 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.38%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.38%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.38%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 201 (76.14%) LAN
2 130 (49.24%) Firewall
3 68 (25.76%) VPN
4 54 (20.45%) TCP/IP
5 47 (17.80%) Wireless
6 45 (17.05%) Wi-Fi
7 44 (16.67%) DNS
8 39 (14.77%) Cisco ASA
8 39 (14.77%) VLAN
9 38 (14.39%) MPLS
9 38 (14.39%) WLAN
10 32 (12.12%) DHCP
11 30 (11.36%) Network Security
12 29 (10.98%) BGP
13 25 (9.47%) SAN
14 23 (8.71%) Internet
15 22 (8.33%) OSPF
16 19 (7.20%) VoIP
17 16 (6.06%) Cisco IOS
17 16 (6.06%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.44%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.14%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (1.14%) Cosmos DB
3 2 (0.76%) MySQL
4 1 (0.38%) Big Data
4 1 (0.38%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (3.41%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.89%) Bitbucket
2 5 (1.89%) Octopus Deploy
2 5 (1.89%) TeamCity
3 4 (1.52%) JIRA
4 1 (0.38%) GitLab
4 1 (0.38%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.38%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 38 (14.39%) Finance
2 21 (7.95%) Banking
3 20 (7.58%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.03%) Public Sector
5 6 (2.27%) Retail
6 3 (1.14%) Billing
6 3 (1.14%) Marketing
6 3 (1.14%) Military
6 3 (1.14%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.76%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.76%) Back Office
7 2 (0.76%) Law
7 2 (0.76%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.38%) Korean Language
8 1 (0.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 75 (28.41%) Network Engineer
2 38 (14.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 35 (13.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 22 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 21 (7.95%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 21 (7.95%) Architect
6 16 (6.06%) Consultant
7 15 (5.68%) Senior Network Engineer
8 14 (5.30%) Analyst
9 12 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
10 11 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
10 11 (4.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 10 (3.79%) Operations Manager
12 9 (3.41%) IT Engineer
12 9 (3.41%) Project Manager
12 9 (3.41%) Security Consultant
12 9 (3.41%) VMware Engineer
12 9 (3.41%) Windows Engineer
13 8 (3.03%) SCCM Engineer
13 8 (3.03%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.03%) .NET
2 5 (1.89%) 802.1X
3 4 (1.52%) HTML
3 4 (1.52%) JSON
3 4 (1.52%) YAML
4 3 (1.14%) XML
5 2 (0.76%) Web Services
5 2 (0.76%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.38%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 44 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 15 (5.68%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (5.30%) Management Information System
4 11 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.17%) User Experience
5 10 (3.79%) EPoS
6 8 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (2.65%) Driving Licence
7 7 (2.65%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (1.89%) Internet of Things
8 5 (1.89%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.52%) NHS
9 4 (1.52%) PKI
9 4 (1.52%) Replication
10 3 (1.14%) PMI
10 3 (1.14%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.76%) CESG
11 2 (0.76%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.76%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 77 (29.17%) Windows
2 48 (18.18%) Windows Server
3 30 (11.36%) Linux
4 15 (5.68%) Windows Server 2016
5 12 (4.55%) Windows 10
6 9 (3.41%) Windows Server 2019
7 8 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (2.65%) Windows 7
9 6 (2.27%) Unix
10 5 (1.89%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.38%) Android
12 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.38%) CentOS
12 1 (0.38%) Check Point GAiA
12 1 (0.38%) Debian
12 1 (0.38%) MVS
12 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (26.14%) ITIL
2 52 (19.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 37 (14.02%) Project Management
4 26 (9.85%) Service Delivery
5 24 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 24 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
6 23 (8.71%) Service Management
7 21 (7.95%) Change Management
7 21 (7.95%) Presales
7 21 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management
8 19 (7.20%) Mentoring
9 17 (6.44%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (6.06%) DevOps
10 16 (6.06%) Network Design
11 14 (5.30%) Line Management
11 14 (5.30%) Network Monitoring
12 13 (4.92%) Customer Requirements
13 12 (4.55%) Project Delivery
13 12 (4.55%) Scrum
14 10 (3.79%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 38 (14.39%) PowerShell
2 18 (6.82%) SQL
3 8 (3.03%) VB.NET
4 4 (1.52%) JavaScript
4 4 (1.52%) Python
5 3 (1.14%) C#
6 2 (0.76%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.76%) C++
6 2 (0.76%) Java
6 2 (0.76%) PHP
6 2 (0.76%) VB
7 1 (0.38%) C
7 1 (0.38%) Perl
7 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 74 (28.03%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (17.42%) CCNP
3 43 (16.29%) CCNA
4 26 (9.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 22 (8.33%) Security Cleared
6 18 (6.82%) MCITP
6 18 (6.82%) SC Cleared
7 16 (6.06%) Degree
8 12 (4.55%) CCIE
9 11 (4.17%) MCSA
10 8 (3.03%) CCDP
11 7 (2.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (2.27%) DV Cleared
12 6 (2.27%) JNCIA
13 5 (1.89%) MCSE
14 4 (1.52%) CISSP
14 4 (1.52%) JNCIS
14 4 (1.52%) PMI Certification
14 4 (1.52%) TOGAF Certification
15 3 (1.14%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (3.03%) PMO
3 7 (2.65%) QA
4 6 (2.27%) SLA
5 4 (1.52%) COBIT
5 4 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (1.14%) GDPR
7 1 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (0.38%) NCSC
7 1 (0.38%) NIST
7 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 87 (32.95%) Active Directory
2 32 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (6.82%) Hyper-V
4 12 (4.55%) Docker
5 11 (4.17%) Terminal Server
6 9 (3.41%) vSphere
7 7 (2.65%) VMware NSX
8 3 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.14%) XenApp
8 3 (1.14%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 19 (7.20%) SCCM
2 15 (5.68%) SCOM
3 9 (3.41%) Ansible
3 9 (3.41%) Kubernetes
4 8 (3.03%) WMI
5 6 (2.27%) Stealthwatch
6 5 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.89%) Puppet
7 4 (1.52%) Cisco Prime
7 4 (1.52%) FortiGate
7 4 (1.52%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (1.52%) Terraform
8 3 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (1.14%) SCSM
9 2 (0.76%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.76%) WSUS
10 1 (0.38%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 1 (0.38%) QRadar
10 1 (0.38%) vRealize
10 1 (0.38%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 112 (42.42%) Cisco
2 79 (29.92%) Microsoft
3 76 (28.79%) VMware
4 42 (15.91%) Palo Alto
5 28 (10.61%) Aruba
6 27 (10.23%) Juniper
7 20 (7.58%) F5
8 18 (6.82%) Fortinet
9 16 (6.06%) CheckPoint
9 16 (6.06%) SolarWinds
10 11 (4.17%) HP
10 11 (4.17%) Meraki
10 11 (4.17%) Sophos
11 9 (3.41%) Avaya
11 9 (3.41%) EMC
11 9 (3.41%) IronPort
12 7 (2.65%) Splunk
12 7 (2.65%) Symantec
12 7 (2.65%) WatchGuard
13 6 (2.27%) Veeam