Period
to 8 April 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 8 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > South East
6 months to
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 98 110 102
Rank change year-on-year +12 -8 -18
Permanent jobs citing WAN 632 755 1,012
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 3.00% 2.82% 3.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.54% 17.27% 18.47%
Number of salaries quoted 519 647 859
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.25% +12.94%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

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 3,604 4,371 5,479
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.13% 16.34% 17.22%
Number of salaries quoted 2,800 3,425 4,207
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -1.16%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £74,500 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year - +2.15% +3.33%

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 April 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 8 April 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 +64 215 £42,750 +0.59% 14
Thames Valley -11 188 £50,000 - 23
Berkshire -10 105 £50,000 +3.63% 14
Surrey +4 88 £47,500 +5.56% 16
West Sussex -2 64 £42,500 -15.00% 2
Buckinghamshire 0 50 £57,500 - 4
Kent +16 36 £33,000 +10.00% 3
Oxfordshire +20 33 £47,750 -11.57% 5
East Sussex +13 30 £57,500 +43.75% 2
Sussex - 1 £45,000 -
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 8 April 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.

1 479 (75.79%) LAN
2 310 (49.05%) Firewall
3 269 (42.56%) Cisco
4 261 (41.30%) Windows
5 201 (31.80%) Active Directory
6 198 (31.33%) VMware
7 185 (29.27%) Microsoft
8 182 (28.80%) Cisco Certification
9 157 (24.84%) DNS
9 157 (24.84%) ITIL
10 150 (23.73%) VPN
11 144 (22.78%) TCP/IP
12 143 (22.63%) Office 365
13 138 (21.84%) VMware Infrastructure
14 132 (20.89%) Windows Server
15 129 (20.41%) CCNP
16 126 (19.94%) DHCP
17 108 (17.09%) Azure
17 108 (17.09%) Data Centre
18 103 (16.30%) Juniper
19 98 (15.51%) BGP
20 95 (15.03%) Wireless
21 92 (14.56%) MPLS
22 88 (13.92%) Security Cleared
23 87 (13.77%) Windows 10
24 86 (13.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 86 (13.61%) CCNA
24 86 (13.61%) SQL
25 82 (12.97%) Linux
26 76 (12.03%) SAN

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 51 (8.07%) MS Exchange
2 34 (5.38%) IIS
3 28 (4.43%) SharePoint
4 17 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (2.06%) Apache
6 8 (1.27%) WebLogic
7 7 (1.11%) Skype for Business
8 6 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.32%) Confluence
9 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.32%) JBoss
9 2 (0.32%) NetWeaver
9 2 (0.32%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.16%) CMS
10 1 (0.16%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 75 (11.87%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (6.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (3.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.27%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.63%) assyst
2 4 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.32%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 143 (22.63%) Office 365
2 108 (17.09%) Azure
3 52 (8.23%) AWS
4 46 (7.28%) SaaS
5 15 (2.37%) IaaS
6 12 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (1.74%) PaaS
8 6 (0.95%) Basecamp
8 6 (0.95%) OneDrive
9 5 (0.79%) G Suite
10 4 (0.63%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.16%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 479 (75.79%) LAN
2 310 (49.05%) Firewall
3 157 (24.84%) DNS
4 150 (23.73%) VPN
5 144 (22.78%) TCP/IP
6 126 (19.94%) DHCP
7 98 (15.51%) BGP
8 95 (15.03%) Wireless
9 92 (14.56%) MPLS
10 76 (12.03%) Network Security
10 76 (12.03%) SAN
11 65 (10.28%) OSPF
12 63 (9.97%) VLAN
12 63 (9.97%) VoIP
13 59 (9.34%) Cisco Nexus
14 54 (8.54%) Cisco ASA
15 47 (7.44%) Internet
16 41 (6.49%) IPsec
16 41 (6.49%) WLAN
17 38 (6.01%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (5.70%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.74%) Big Data
2 11 (1.74%) Oracle Database
3 5 (0.79%) MySQL
4 2 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.32%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (0.32%) SAP HANA
4 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.16%) Power BI
5 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.16%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 8 (1.27%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.63%) JIRA
3 2 (0.32%) Bitbucket
3 2 (0.32%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (0.32%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.16%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 57 (9.02%) Finance
2 39 (6.17%) Telecoms
3 24 (3.80%) Aerospace
4 20 (3.16%) Military
5 18 (2.85%) Retail
6 16 (2.53%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.58%) Back Office
7 10 (1.58%) Public Sector
8 7 (1.11%) Banking
9 5 (0.79%) Law
9 5 (0.79%) Legal
10 2 (0.32%) Advertising
10 2 (0.32%) Automotive
10 2 (0.32%) Avionics
10 2 (0.32%) Korean Language
11 1 (0.16%) Marketing
11 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.16%) Police
11 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 171 (27.06%) Network Engineer
2 70 (11.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 67 (10.60%) Support Engineer
4 56 (8.86%) Senior Network Engineer
5 54 (8.54%) IT Support
6 51 (8.07%) Analyst
7 47 (7.44%) Architect
8 44 (6.96%) IT Engineer
9 40 (6.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 32 (5.06%) Team Leader
11 29 (4.59%) Network Architect
12 28 (4.43%) 3rd Line Support
13 26 (4.11%) IT Support Engineer
13 26 (4.11%) Support Analyst
14 22 (3.48%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 22 (3.48%) Infrastructure Team Leader
14 22 (3.48%) IT Manager
14 22 (3.48%) Systems Engineer
15 20 (3.16%) Cisco Engineer
16 18 (2.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.16%) LDAP
2 6 (0.95%) .NET
2 6 (0.95%) 802.1X
2 6 (0.95%) AngularJS
2 6 (0.95%) ASP.NET
2 6 (0.95%) Node.js
2 6 (0.95%) React
2 6 (0.95%) REST
2 6 (0.95%) WCF
2 6 (0.95%) WPF
3 5 (0.79%) CSS
3 5 (0.79%) Middleware
3 5 (0.79%) Web Services
4 4 (0.63%) jQuery
4 4 (0.63%) RESTful
5 3 (0.47%) HTML
6 2 (0.32%) SAP Basis
6 2 (0.32%) Software Packaging
6 2 (0.32%) XML
7 1 (0.16%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 108 (17.09%) Data Centre
2 60 (9.49%) Management Information System
3 46 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (4.27%) Hybrid Cloud
5 25 (3.96%) Self-Motivation
6 18 (2.85%) Clustering
7 14 (2.22%) Driving Licence
8 13 (2.06%) PKI
9 11 (1.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 11 (1.74%) Fibre Optics
10 10 (1.58%) Video Conferencing
11 9 (1.42%) Enterprise Storage
11 9 (1.42%) PMI
12 7 (1.11%) Replication
13 6 (0.95%) Public Cloud
14 5 (0.79%) Client/Server
14 5 (0.79%) Digital Media
14 5 (0.79%) N-Tier
15 4 (0.63%) CCTV
15 4 (0.63%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 261 (41.30%) Windows
2 132 (20.89%) Windows Server
3 87 (13.77%) Windows 10
4 82 (12.97%) Linux
5 57 (9.02%) Windows 7
6 54 (8.54%) Windows Server 2016
7 43 (6.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 26 (4.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (3.64%) Unix
10 16 (2.53%) Windows Server 2019
11 14 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (1.74%) Mac OS
12 11 (1.74%) Windows 8
13 9 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (0.79%) Android
14 5 (0.79%) CentOS
15 3 (0.47%) Debian
16 2 (0.32%) Windows XP
17 1 (0.16%) AIX
17 1 (0.16%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (24.84%) ITIL
2 86 (13.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 67 (10.60%) Load Balancing
4 65 (10.28%) Problem-Solving
5 58 (9.18%) Project Management
6 53 (8.39%) Change Management
7 46 (7.28%) Agile Software Development
8 44 (6.96%) Information Security
9 40 (6.33%) Mentoring
10 38 (6.01%) Project Delivery
11 35 (5.54%) Network Monitoring
12 32 (5.06%) Continuous Improvement
13 31 (4.91%) Disaster Recovery
14 29 (4.59%) Cybersecurity
14 29 (4.59%) Incident Management
14 29 (4.59%) Service Delivery
15 26 (4.11%) Network Design
16 25 (3.96%) Computer Science
17 24 (3.80%) Network Management
18 23 (3.64%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 86 (13.61%) SQL
2 69 (10.92%) PowerShell
3 38 (6.01%) Python
4 22 (3.48%) C
5 17 (2.69%) C#
6 14 (2.22%) VBScript
7 13 (2.06%) Perl
8 12 (1.90%) Bash Shell
9 11 (1.74%) Ada
9 11 (1.74%) JavaScript
9 11 (1.74%) Shell Script
10 8 (1.27%) Assembly Language
11 6 (0.95%) C++
11 6 (0.95%) TypeScript
11 6 (0.95%) VBA
12 5 (0.79%) PHP
13 2 (0.32%) Java
14 1 (0.16%) Ruby
14 1 (0.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 182 (28.80%) Cisco Certification
2 129 (20.41%) CCNP
3 88 (13.92%) Security Cleared
4 86 (13.61%) CCNA
5 66 (10.44%) SC Cleared
6 58 (9.18%) Degree
7 37 (5.85%) Microsoft Certification
8 32 (5.06%) CCIE
9 27 (4.27%) DV Cleared
9 27 (4.27%) MCSE
10 21 (3.32%) JNCIP
10 21 (3.32%) JNCIS
11 19 (3.01%) JNCIA
12 17 (2.69%) CCDP
13 16 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
13 16 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
14 14 (2.22%) CISSP
14 14 (2.22%) MCP
15 13 (2.06%) CISM
16 11 (1.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (7.28%) SLA
2 36 (5.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (4.27%) PCI DSS
4 19 (3.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 12 (1.90%) GDPR
6 10 (1.58%) ISO 22301
6 10 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 9 (1.42%) NIST
8 8 (1.27%) NIST 800
9 6 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.32%) NCSC
11 1 (0.16%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.16%) QA
System Software
1 201 (31.80%) Active Directory
2 138 (21.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (10.76%) Hyper-V
4 35 (5.54%) VMware ESXi
5 18 (2.85%) Virtual Machines
6 16 (2.53%) Docker
7 15 (2.37%) VMware Workstation
8 9 (1.42%) Virtual Servers
8 9 (1.42%) VMware NSX
8 9 (1.42%) XenApp
9 8 (1.27%) KVM
9 8 (1.27%) vSphere
10 5 (0.79%) Squid
10 5 (0.79%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.47%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.47%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.32%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.32%) NLBS
12 2 (0.32%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 53 (8.39%) SCCM
2 39 (6.17%) WSUS
3 33 (5.22%) Ansible
4 19 (3.01%) SCOM
5 16 (2.53%) Cisco Prime
6 15 (2.37%) BMC PATROL
7 13 (2.06%) Kubernetes
8 10 (1.58%) Norton AntiVirus
8 10 (1.58%) Terraform
9 8 (1.27%) SolarWinds Orion
10 7 (1.11%) FortiGate
10 7 (1.11%) vCenter Server
11 5 (0.79%) HAProxy
11 5 (0.79%) NetBackup
11 5 (0.79%) vRealize
12 4 (0.63%) Amdocs OSS
12 4 (0.63%) Icinga
12 4 (0.63%) Observium
12 4 (0.63%) Puppet
13 3 (0.47%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 269 (42.56%) Cisco
2 198 (31.33%) VMware
3 185 (29.27%) Microsoft
4 103 (16.30%) Juniper
5 64 (10.13%) CheckPoint
6 58 (9.18%) F5
7 54 (8.54%) HP
8 49 (7.75%) Citrix
9 45 (7.12%) Palo Alto
10 41 (6.49%) Meraki
11 35 (5.54%) SolarWinds
12 32 (5.06%) Veeam
13 31 (4.91%) Dell
14 20 (3.16%) Fortinet
15 19 (3.01%) Oracle
16 18 (2.85%) NetApp
17 16 (2.53%) McAfee
18 15 (2.37%) Apple
18 15 (2.37%) Red Hat
18 15 (2.37%) Riverbed