Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > South East
6 months to
25 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 109 100 127
Rank change year-on-year -9 +27 -17
Permanent jobs citing WAN 210 815 713
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.59% 3.15% 2.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.31% 19.24% 15.29%
Number of salaries quoted 161 597 620
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £31,250 £25,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £69,400 £72,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £44,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +13.64% -4.35% +2.22%

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 1,578 4,236 4,662
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 19.50% 16.38% 15.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1,225 3,229 3,680
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,750 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £69,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +14.13% -3.16% +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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +15 89 £53,750 +35.22% 14
Thames Valley +28 65 £40,000 -5.88% 9
Berkshire +39 39 £45,000 -7.69% 2
Surrey -19 17 £53,750 +13.16% 2
Oxfordshire +51 15 £39,000 -17.89% 1
Kent +36 15 £41,000 -22.64% 1
Buckinghamshire +10 12 £38,500 +6.21% 6
West Sussex -3 11 £50,000 - 2
Middlesex +7 4 £58,500 +6.36%
East Sussex +19 3 £60,000 +20.00% 2
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 131 (62.38%) LAN
2 128 (60.95%) Cisco
3 90 (42.86%) Firewall
4 73 (34.76%) VMware
5 58 (27.62%) Cisco Certification
6 50 (23.81%) ITIL
6 50 (23.81%) Azure
7 47 (22.38%) Windows
7 47 (22.38%) Active Directory
8 46 (21.90%) Juniper
9 41 (19.52%) CCNA
9 41 (19.52%) Wireless
10 39 (18.57%) CCNP
10 39 (18.57%) VPN
10 39 (18.57%) MPLS
10 39 (18.57%) Security Cleared
11 38 (18.10%) Meraki
11 38 (18.10%) Data Centre
12 35 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
13 33 (15.71%) SC Cleared
14 30 (14.29%) BGP
14 30 (14.29%) CheckPoint
14 30 (14.29%) Microsoft
15 29 (13.81%) Project Management
15 29 (13.81%) Finance
16 28 (13.33%) DNS
17 27 (12.86%) Wi-Fi
18 26 (12.38%) SQL
18 26 (12.38%) Network Security
18 26 (12.38%) AWS

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 5 (2.38%) IIS
2 3 (1.43%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.43%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.95%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.48%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.48%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (6.19%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.38%) Carpe Diem
Cloud Services
1 50 (23.81%) Azure
2 26 (12.38%) AWS
3 25 (11.90%) Office 365
4 8 (3.81%) IaaS
5 5 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (2.38%) PaaS
6 4 (1.90%) SaaS
7 2 (0.95%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.48%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 131 (62.38%) LAN
2 90 (42.86%) Firewall
3 41 (19.52%) Wireless
4 39 (18.57%) MPLS
4 39 (18.57%) VPN
5 30 (14.29%) BGP
6 28 (13.33%) DNS
7 27 (12.86%) Wi-Fi
8 26 (12.38%) Network Security
9 24 (11.43%) VoIP
10 21 (10.00%) TCP/IP
11 20 (9.52%) OSPF
12 19 (9.05%) Cisco ASA
13 14 (6.67%) DHCP
13 14 (6.67%) WLAN
14 13 (6.19%) VLAN
15 9 (4.29%) EIGRP
15 9 (4.29%) IPsec
16 8 (3.81%) Ethernet
16 8 (3.81%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.24%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.38%) Big Data
3 2 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.95%) Power BI
3 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2019
4 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.95%) JIRA
1 2 (0.95%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (13.81%) Finance
2 10 (4.76%) Military
3 9 (4.29%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.38%) Legal
5 4 (1.90%) Korean Language
6 3 (1.43%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.95%) Law
8 1 (0.48%) Back Office
8 1 (0.48%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.48%) Retail
Job Titles
1 71 (33.81%) Network Engineer
2 19 (9.05%) Team Leader
3 18 (8.57%) Architect
3 18 (8.57%) IT Manager
4 15 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 13 (6.19%) Analyst
5 13 (6.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 13 (6.19%) Infrastructure Team Leader
5 13 (6.19%) IT Infrastructure Team Leader
5 13 (6.19%) Network Architect
5 13 (6.19%) Operations Manager
5 13 (6.19%) Senior Network Engineer
6 12 (5.71%) Network Manager
7 11 (5.24%) Infrastructure Manager
7 11 (5.24%) Network Security Engineer
7 11 (5.24%) Security Engineer
8 9 (4.29%) Support Engineer
8 9 (4.29%) Systems Engineer
9 8 (3.81%) IT Operations Manager
9 8 (3.81%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.81%) .NET
1 8 (3.81%) 802.1X
2 5 (2.38%) Middleware
3 4 (1.90%) CSS
4 3 (1.43%) AngularJS
4 3 (1.43%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.43%) Node.js
4 3 (1.43%) React
4 3 (1.43%) REST
4 3 (1.43%) WCF
4 3 (1.43%) WPF
5 2 (0.95%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 38 (18.10%) Data Centre
2 13 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.19%) Hybrid Cloud
3 11 (5.24%) Public Cloud
4 9 (4.29%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (3.81%) EPoS
6 6 (2.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 6 (2.86%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.90%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (1.43%) CESG
8 3 (1.43%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.43%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.95%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.48%) Cyber Defence
10 1 (0.48%) NHS
10 1 (0.48%) PMI
10 1 (0.48%) Renewable Energy
10 1 (0.48%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.48%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.48%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 47 (22.38%) Windows
2 20 (9.52%) Windows Server
3 15 (7.14%) Linux
4 9 (4.29%) Windows 10
5 7 (3.33%) Windows Server 2019
6 6 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (2.86%) Windows Server 2016
7 5 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.90%) Unix
8 4 (1.90%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (23.81%) ITIL
2 29 (13.81%) Project Management
3 25 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (11.90%) Disaster Recovery
3 25 (11.90%) Service Delivery
4 22 (10.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 21 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
6 17 (8.10%) Line Management
6 17 (8.10%) Mentoring
6 17 (8.10%) Problem-Solving
7 14 (6.67%) Load Balancing
8 11 (5.24%) Project Delivery
9 10 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
9 10 (4.76%) High Availability
9 10 (4.76%) Network Design
10 9 (4.29%) Coaching
10 9 (4.29%) Incident Management
10 9 (4.29%) Problem Management
11 8 (3.81%) Network Architecture
11 8 (3.81%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (12.38%) SQL
2 10 (4.76%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.33%) Bash Shell
4 5 (2.38%) VB.NET
5 4 (1.90%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.43%) C#
6 3 (1.43%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.43%) TypeScript
6 3 (1.43%) VBA
7 2 (0.95%) C
8 1 (0.48%) Python
Qualifications
1 58 (27.62%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (19.52%) CCNA
3 39 (18.57%) CCNP
3 39 (18.57%) Security Cleared
4 33 (15.71%) SC Cleared
5 22 (10.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (9.05%) DV Cleared
7 15 (7.14%) MCSE
8 14 (6.67%) JNCIS
9 13 (6.19%) Degree
10 10 (4.76%) JNCIA
11 9 (4.29%) MCSA
12 6 (2.86%) CCIE
12 6 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (2.38%) JNCIP
13 5 (2.38%) MCITP
13 5 (2.38%) RHCSA
14 4 (1.90%) CEH
14 4 (1.90%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (11.43%) SLA
2 16 (7.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (2.86%) GDPR
3 6 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (2.38%) ISO 9000
5 3 (1.43%) NCSC
5 3 (1.43%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.95%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.95%) NIST
7 1 (0.48%) NIST 800
System Software
1 47 (22.38%) Active Directory
2 35 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (6.19%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.86%) VMware NSX
5 4 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.43%) Firmware
6 3 (1.43%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.95%) DFS Replication
7 2 (0.95%) KVM
7 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.48%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.48%) vSphere
8 1 (0.48%) XenApp
8 1 (0.48%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (10.95%) SCCM
1 23 (10.95%) SCOM
2 17 (8.10%) WSUS
3 6 (2.86%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (2.38%) FortiGate
4 5 (2.38%) WMI
5 3 (1.43%) Rsyslog
6 2 (0.95%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.95%) SCSM
7 1 (0.48%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.48%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 128 (60.95%) Cisco
2 73 (34.76%) VMware
3 46 (21.90%) Juniper
4 38 (18.10%) Meraki
5 30 (14.29%) CheckPoint
5 30 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 23 (10.95%) F5
6 23 (10.95%) Palo Alto
7 21 (10.00%) Fortinet
8 9 (4.29%) Ruckus Wireless
9 8 (3.81%) Riverbed
10 7 (3.33%) Brocade
10 7 (3.33%) Citrix
10 7 (3.33%) EMC
10 7 (3.33%) SolarWinds
11 6 (2.86%) Arista
12 5 (2.38%) Dell
12 5 (2.38%) iManage
12 5 (2.38%) McAfee
13 4 (1.90%) Radware