Period
to 25 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > South East
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 74 71
Rank change year-on-year -26 -3 +38
Permanent jobs citing WAN 928 1295 1727
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.03% 3.70% 4.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.22% 17.27% 20.16%
Number of salaries quoted 799 1171 1509
South East median annual salary £40,000 £43,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.98% -4.44% +11.80%
10th Percentile £24,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £66,150
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +6.55%

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 5388 7500 8566
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.57% 21.41% 20.01%
Number of salaries quoted 4285 6017 6974
South East median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +4.65% +7.50%
10th Percentile £24,250 £26,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £66,150 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 25 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -22 349 £47,500 +11.76% 28
Hampshire -7 260 £37,500 -11.76% 6
Surrey -31 175 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Berkshire -23 167 £50,000 +17.65% 14
Buckinghamshire -6 103 £40,000 -5.88% 10
Kent +9 98 £44,250 +3.51% 1
Oxfordshire +2 72 £47,000 +34.29% 4
East Sussex -23 22 £40,000 -11.11% 1
West Sussex -76 15 £37,500 -25.00%
Home Counties +9 2 £60,000 -44.19%
Middlesex +1 2 £37,500 -25.00%
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 25 November 2017, IT jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for WAN.

1 692 (74.57%) LAN
2 499 (53.77%) Cisco
3 443 (47.74%) Firewall
4 418 (45.04%) Windows
5 345 (37.18%) Microsoft
6 328 (35.34%) VMware
7 315 (33.94%) Cisco Certification
8 284 (30.60%) Active Directory
9 262 (28.23%) VPN
10 255 (27.48%) Windows Server
11 248 (26.72%) VMware Infrastructure
12 246 (26.51%) ITIL
13 196 (21.12%) TCP/IP
14 195 (21.01%) Juniper
14 195 (21.01%) MPLS
15 194 (20.91%) DNS
16 186 (20.04%) CCNP
17 183 (19.72%) CCNA
18 176 (18.97%) MS Exchange
18 176 (18.97%) Data Centre
19 163 (17.56%) Linux
20 161 (17.35%) Cisco ASA
21 160 (17.24%) VoIP
22 153 (16.49%) DHCP
23 143 (15.41%) Microsoft Certification
23 143 (15.41%) Windows Server 2012
24 142 (15.30%) Windows Server 2008
25 132 (14.22%) F5
26 128 (13.79%) Wireless
27 126 (13.58%) BGP

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
1 176 (18.97%) MS Exchange
2 53 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 37 (3.99%) Exchange Server 2013
4 35 (3.77%) IIS
4 35 (3.77%) Skype for Business
5 31 (3.34%) Exchange Server 2007
6 25 (2.69%) SharePoint
7 15 (1.62%) Apache
8 11 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
8 11 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
8 11 (1.19%) Tomcat
9 10 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
9 10 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (0.97%) OpenStack
11 7 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 7 (0.75%) NetWeaver
11 7 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 4 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (0.43%) WebLogic
Applications
1 104 (11.21%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (2.05%) Microsoft Project
3 10 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.54%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.22%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 8 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.32%) Maximo
3 2 (0.22%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.11%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 113 (12.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 105 (11.31%) Amazon AWS
3 81 (8.73%) Office 365
4 22 (2.37%) IaaS
5 20 (2.16%) PaaS
6 13 (1.40%) SaaS
7 6 (0.65%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (0.32%) G Suite
9 3 (0.32%) Route 53
9 3 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.22%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.11%) Bluemix
11 1 (0.11%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 692 (74.57%) LAN
2 443 (47.74%) Firewall
3 262 (28.23%) VPN
4 196 (21.12%) TCP/IP
5 195 (21.01%) MPLS
6 194 (20.91%) DNS
7 161 (17.35%) Cisco ASA
8 160 (17.24%) VoIP
9 153 (16.49%) DHCP
10 128 (13.79%) Wireless
11 126 (13.58%) BGP
12 121 (13.04%) VLAN
13 113 (12.18%) OSPF
14 112 (12.07%) Network Security
15 94 (10.13%) SAN
16 89 (9.59%) Ethernet
17 82 (8.84%) Wi-Fi
18 78 (8.41%) IPsec
19 72 (7.76%) SSL
20 67 (7.22%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (7.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (1.94%) MySQL
3 9 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (0.65%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (0.54%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (0.43%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.11%) Big Data
10 1 (0.11%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 7 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (0.54%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.43%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.43%) JIRA
4 3 (0.32%) TeamCity
4 3 (0.32%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 102 (10.99%) Finance
2 98 (10.56%) Telecoms
3 35 (3.77%) Retail
4 24 (2.59%) Financial Institution
4 24 (2.59%) Manufacturing
5 22 (2.37%) Marketing
6 17 (1.83%) Advertising
7 15 (1.62%) Legal
8 11 (1.19%) Electronics
9 10 (1.08%) Back Office
9 10 (1.08%) Law
10 6 (0.65%) Automotive
11 5 (0.54%) Banking
11 5 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.43%) Billing
13 1 (0.11%) Games
13 1 (0.11%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 273 (29.42%) Network Engineer
2 129 (13.90%) Analyst
2 129 (13.90%) Support Engineer
3 102 (10.99%) Architect
4 82 (8.84%) Senior Network Engineer
5 69 (7.44%) IT Engineer
6 67 (7.22%) IT Support
7 66 (7.11%) Cisco Engineer
8 64 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 63 (6.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 62 (6.68%) Support Analyst
11 59 (6.36%) Network Support
12 57 (6.14%) Consultant
13 56 (6.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 54 (5.82%) Network Support Engineer
15 52 (5.60%) 3rd Line Support
16 45 (4.85%) Administrator
17 44 (4.74%) IT Support Engineer
18 41 (4.42%) Security Engineer
19 40 (4.31%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (3.99%) Web Services
2 15 (1.62%) 802.1X
3 14 (1.51%) .NET
4 8 (0.86%) JSON
4 8 (0.86%) REST
5 7 (0.75%) Middleware
5 7 (0.75%) SAP Basis
6 6 (0.65%) Django
7 5 (0.54%) .NET Framework
7 5 (0.54%) ASP.NET
7 5 (0.54%) HTML
7 5 (0.54%) HTML5
7 5 (0.54%) Node.js
8 4 (0.43%) Java EE
8 4 (0.43%) SOAP
8 4 (0.43%) WSDL
8 4 (0.43%) XSD
9 2 (0.22%) POSIX
9 2 (0.22%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (0.22%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 176 (18.97%) Data Centre
2 72 (7.76%) Computer Science
3 68 (7.33%) Driving Licence
4 53 (5.71%) Clustering
5 45 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
6 27 (2.91%) Virtual Team
7 25 (2.69%) Management Information System
8 24 (2.59%) Hedge funds
9 21 (2.26%) Public Cloud
10 19 (2.05%) Enterprise Storage
11 18 (1.94%) Replication
12 17 (1.83%) Video Conferencing
13 16 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
13 16 (1.72%) Mobile Computing
14 14 (1.51%) Fat Client
14 14 (1.51%) Hybrid Cloud
14 14 (1.51%) PKI
14 14 (1.51%) Thin Client
15 11 (1.19%) Blackberry
15 11 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 418 (45.04%) Windows
2 255 (27.48%) Windows Server
3 163 (17.56%) Linux
4 143 (15.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 142 (15.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 98 (10.56%) Windows 7
7 70 (7.54%) Windows 10
8 53 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
9 46 (4.96%) Windows 8
10 43 (4.63%) Unix
11 41 (4.42%) CentOS
12 29 (3.13%) Android
13 25 (2.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 17 (1.83%) Mac OS X
15 11 (1.19%) Apple iOS
16 9 (0.97%) Windows Mobile
17 6 (0.65%) Ubuntu
17 6 (0.65%) Windows XP
18 5 (0.54%) SUSE
19 4 (0.43%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (26.51%) ITIL
2 118 (12.72%) Load Balancing
3 82 (8.84%) Network Monitoring
4 69 (7.44%) Mentoring
5 65 (7.00%) Change Management
6 61 (6.57%) Presales
6 61 (6.57%) Project Management
7 58 (6.25%) Migration
8 57 (6.14%) Service Delivery
9 51 (5.50%) PRINCE2
10 48 (5.17%) Network Design
11 46 (4.96%) High Availability
12 39 (4.20%) Network Management
13 38 (4.09%) Agile Software Development
13 38 (4.09%) Problem Management
14 37 (3.99%) DevOps
14 37 (3.99%) Kalman Filter
15 33 (3.56%) Open Source
15 33 (3.56%) Service Management
16 32 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 74 (7.97%) Python
2 70 (7.54%) PowerShell
3 56 (6.03%) SQL
4 47 (5.06%) Perl
5 46 (4.96%) Java
6 44 (4.74%) C
7 41 (4.42%) Bash Shell
8 33 (3.56%) Ruby
9 27 (2.91%) C++
10 22 (2.37%) Lua
11 8 (0.86%) Shell Script
12 7 (0.75%) C#
13 6 (0.65%) PHP
14 4 (0.43%) JavaScript
15 3 (0.32%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 315 (33.94%) Cisco Certification
2 186 (20.04%) CCNP
3 183 (19.72%) CCNA
4 143 (15.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 98 (10.56%) Security Cleared
6 97 (10.45%) Degree
7 91 (9.81%) SC Cleared
8 77 (8.30%) CCIE
9 75 (8.08%) MCSA
10 68 (7.33%) MCP
10 68 (7.33%) MCSE
11 50 (5.39%) MCITP
12 48 (5.17%) DV Cleared
13 32 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
13 32 (3.45%) MCTS
14 27 (2.91%) MCDST
15 24 (2.59%) CCDP
16 22 (2.37%) JNCIP
17 20 (2.16%) CCA
17 20 (2.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (6.25%) SLA
2 31 (3.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (3.02%) PCI DSS
4 12 (1.29%) HIPAA
5 10 (1.08%) QA
6 9 (0.97%) PMO
7 6 (0.65%) NIST 800
8 5 (0.54%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.22%) RMADS
11 1 (0.11%) GDPR
11 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 284 (30.60%) Active Directory
2 248 (26.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 124 (13.36%) Hyper-V
4 35 (3.77%) vSphere
5 31 (3.34%) Terminal Services
5 31 (3.34%) Virtual Servers
6 22 (2.37%) Kamailio
7 15 (1.62%) XenApp
8 14 (1.51%) VMware Workstation
9 13 (1.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 11 (1.19%) KVM
11 10 (1.08%) ProxySG
12 9 (0.97%) XenServer
13 7 (0.75%) VMware NSX
14 6 (0.65%) Docker
14 6 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
15 5 (0.54%) FreeRADIUS
15 5 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
16 2 (0.22%) pfSense
16 2 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 56 (6.03%) SCCM
2 32 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (3.13%) Backup Exec
4 24 (2.59%) Puppet
5 23 (2.48%) vCenter Server
6 18 (1.94%) SCOM
7 16 (1.72%) Nagios
7 16 (1.72%) WSUS
8 14 (1.51%) Ansible
9 13 (1.40%) SolarWinds Orion
9 13 (1.40%) Terraform
10 11 (1.19%) Cisco Prime
11 8 (0.86%) ZABBIX
12 7 (0.75%) cPanel
12 7 (0.75%) FortiGate
12 7 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
13 5 (0.54%) AirWatch
14 4 (0.43%) Grafana
15 3 (0.32%) Nessus
15 3 (0.32%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 499 (53.77%) Cisco
2 345 (37.18%) Microsoft
3 328 (35.34%) VMware
4 195 (21.01%) Juniper
5 132 (14.22%) F5
6 115 (12.39%) CheckPoint
7 108 (11.64%) Citrix
8 105 (11.31%) Palo Alto
9 75 (8.08%) HP
10 71 (7.65%) SolarWinds
11 55 (5.93%) Dell
12 44 (4.74%) NetApp
13 40 (4.31%) Red Hat
14 39 (4.20%) Blue Coat
15 29 (3.13%) Veeam
16 27 (2.91%) Avaya
16 27 (2.91%) Riverbed
17 26 (2.80%) Oracle
18 24 (2.59%) ProCurve
18 24 (2.59%) Symantec