Period
to 17 November 2018

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 17 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > South East
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 108 76
Rank change year-on-year -12 -32 -4
Permanent jobs citing WAN 749 919 1,290
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.62% 3.00% 3.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.77% 17.03% 17.31%
Number of salaries quoted 628 791 1,161
South East median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -9.09% -0.32%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -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 4,467 5,395 7,451
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.62% 17.61% 21.17%
Number of salaries quoted 3,514 4,300 5,965
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +4.05%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 17 November 2018.

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 17 November 2018. 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 -17 260 £54,000 +13.68% 38
Hampshire -30 191 £40,000 +6.67% 34
Berkshire +6 155 £60,000 +20.00% 12
Surrey -2 127 £40,000 -5.88% 25
West Sussex +46 66 £48,750 +14.71% 7
Buckinghamshire -15 56 £40,000 - 20
East Sussex +23 49 £47,500 +18.75%
Oxfordshire -22 47 £82,500 +79.35% 6
Kent -24 40 £37,000 -17.78% 2
M4 Corridor - 6 £62,500 -
Middlesex +6 4 £65,000 +73.33%
Home Counties +2 1 £75,000 +25.00%
Isle of Wight - 1 £35,250 -
Sussex - 1 - -
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, 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.

1 628 (83.85%) LAN
2 360 (48.06%) Firewall
3 334 (44.59%) Windows
4 311 (41.52%) Cisco
5 270 (36.05%) Microsoft
6 245 (32.71%) Active Directory
7 240 (32.04%) Windows Server
8 217 (28.97%) VMware
9 189 (25.23%) Cisco Certification
10 183 (24.43%) ITIL
11 179 (23.90%) Data Centre
12 178 (23.77%) TCP/IP
13 176 (23.50%) Wireless
14 175 (23.36%) VPN
15 158 (21.09%) MPLS
16 157 (20.96%) Office 365
17 151 (20.16%) VMware Infrastructure
18 126 (16.82%) CCNP
19 120 (16.02%) DNS
20 111 (14.82%) Linux
20 111 (14.82%) VoIP
21 108 (14.42%) CCNA
22 107 (14.29%) Hyper-V
23 106 (14.15%) Problem-Solving
24 103 (13.75%) DHCP
25 101 (13.48%) Microsoft Azure
26 100 (13.35%) Windows Server 2012
26 100 (13.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 100 (13.35%) Wi-Fi
27 98 (13.08%) 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 98 (13.08%) MS Exchange
2 40 (5.34%) IIS
3 34 (4.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 33 (4.41%) SharePoint
5 32 (4.27%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (1.47%) Skype for Business
7 10 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (1.07%) Apache
8 8 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (0.93%) Confluence
9 7 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.53%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.13%) iPlanet
11 1 (0.13%) SAS
11 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 87 (11.62%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (2.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.87%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (1.60%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.53%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.13%) EPLAN
7 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.13%) OpenText Process Suite
3 1 (0.13%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 157 (20.96%) Office 365
2 101 (13.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 60 (8.01%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (1.87%) Azure Active Directory
5 13 (1.74%) SaaS
6 12 (1.60%) IaaS
7 11 (1.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 10 (1.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 10 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (1.34%) Amazon S3
9 9 (1.20%) Mimecast
10 7 (0.93%) Amazon ELB
10 7 (0.93%) Amazon Glacier
11 6 (0.80%) PaaS
12 4 (0.53%) Akamai
12 4 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
15 1 (0.13%) Google Compute Engine
15 1 (0.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 628 (83.85%) LAN
2 360 (48.06%) Firewall
3 178 (23.77%) TCP/IP
4 176 (23.50%) Wireless
5 175 (23.36%) VPN
6 158 (21.09%) MPLS
7 120 (16.02%) DNS
8 111 (14.82%) VoIP
9 103 (13.75%) DHCP
10 100 (13.35%) Wi-Fi
11 94 (12.55%) VLAN
12 81 (10.81%) BGP
13 73 (9.75%) Network Security
14 70 (9.35%) WLAN
15 68 (9.08%) SAN
16 67 (8.95%) Cisco ASA
17 58 (7.74%) OSPF
18 57 (7.61%) Ethernet
19 56 (7.48%) Unified Communications
20 39 (5.21%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (6.28%) SQL Server
2 7 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (0.53%) Big Data
3 4 (0.53%) Oracle Database
3 4 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.27%) MySQL
4 2 (0.27%) Power BI
4 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.13%) DB2
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.13%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (0.93%) JIRA
2 3 (0.40%) MSI
3 1 (0.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.13%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.13%) Jenkins
General
1 93 (12.42%) Finance
2 63 (8.41%) Telecoms
3 39 (5.21%) Banking
4 29 (3.87%) Retail
5 20 (2.67%) Back Office
6 8 (1.07%) Advertising
6 8 (1.07%) Legal
7 6 (0.80%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.67%) Automotive
8 5 (0.67%) Marketing
9 3 (0.40%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.27%) Billing
10 2 (0.27%) Electronics
10 2 (0.27%) Law
10 2 (0.27%) Local Government
10 2 (0.27%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.13%) French Language
11 1 (0.13%) German Language
11 1 (0.13%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 150 (20.03%) Network Engineer
2 109 (14.55%) Analyst
3 81 (10.81%) Support Engineer
4 65 (8.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 59 (7.88%) Network Manager
6 55 (7.34%) Support Analyst
7 53 (7.08%) Architect
8 48 (6.41%) IT Support
9 45 (6.01%) IT Engineer
10 44 (5.87%) Infrastructure Manager
10 44 (5.87%) Project Manager
11 42 (5.61%) 2nd Line Support
12 41 (5.47%) Cisco Engineer
13 38 (5.07%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 35 (4.67%) 3rd Line Support
15 31 (4.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 30 (4.01%) Network Architect
17 29 (3.87%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
17 29 (3.87%) Technical Support
18 28 (3.74%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (2.94%) Middleware
2 11 (1.47%) 802.1X
3 10 (1.34%) RabbitMQ
4 9 (1.20%) .NET
5 7 (0.93%) Web Services
6 6 (0.80%) HTML
7 4 (0.53%) CSS
8 2 (0.27%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.27%) COM
8 2 (0.27%) LDAP
9 1 (0.13%) JRules
9 1 (0.13%) JSON
9 1 (0.13%) LAMP
9 1 (0.13%) MAPI
9 1 (0.13%) OAuth
9 1 (0.13%) OpenID
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 1 (0.13%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 179 (23.90%) Data Centre
2 52 (6.94%) Driving Licence
3 40 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (4.67%) Video Conferencing
5 31 (4.14%) Management Information System
6 29 (3.87%) Self-Motivation
7 23 (3.07%) Computer Science
8 22 (2.94%) Replication
9 18 (2.40%) CMDB
10 17 (2.27%) Hybrid Cloud
11 12 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
12 9 (1.20%) BBC
13 8 (1.07%) Clustering
13 8 (1.07%) Fat Client
13 8 (1.07%) Thin Client
14 7 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
14 7 (0.93%) Public Cloud
15 6 (0.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 6 (0.80%) Internet of Things
15 6 (0.80%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 334 (44.59%) Windows
2 240 (32.04%) Windows Server
3 111 (14.82%) Linux
4 100 (13.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 85 (11.35%) Windows 10
5 85 (11.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 78 (10.41%) Windows 7
7 33 (4.41%) Unix
7 33 (4.41%) Windows 8
8 13 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (1.47%) FreeBSD
10 10 (1.34%) Mac OS X
11 9 (1.20%) CentOS
11 9 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.67%) AIX
13 3 (0.40%) Android
13 3 (0.40%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.27%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.27%) Debian
14 2 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (24.43%) ITIL
2 106 (14.15%) Problem-Solving
3 100 (13.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 89 (11.88%) Network Design
5 74 (9.88%) Load Balancing
6 67 (8.95%) Project Management
7 59 (7.88%) Incident Management
8 57 (7.61%) Change Management
9 54 (7.21%) Agile Software Development
9 54 (7.21%) Problem Management
10 50 (6.68%) Presales
11 49 (6.54%) ITIL V3
12 45 (6.01%) Service Management
13 42 (5.61%) ITSM
14 41 (5.47%) Information Security
14 41 (5.47%) Network Monitoring
14 41 (5.47%) PRINCE2
14 41 (5.47%) Service Delivery
15 37 (4.94%) Disaster Recovery
16 36 (4.81%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 41 (5.47%) SQL
2 37 (4.94%) Python
3 33 (4.41%) PowerShell
4 22 (2.94%) Bash Shell
5 16 (2.14%) C
6 15 (2.00%) Perl
7 12 (1.60%) PHP
8 10 (1.34%) Shell Script
9 8 (1.07%) Ruby
10 7 (0.93%) Java
11 6 (0.80%) C#
11 6 (0.80%) JavaScript
12 5 (0.67%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.53%) C++
14 2 (0.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 189 (25.23%) Cisco Certification
2 126 (16.82%) CCNP
3 108 (14.42%) CCNA
4 88 (11.75%) Degree
5 70 (9.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 65 (8.68%) CCIE
7 57 (7.61%) Security Cleared
8 47 (6.28%) MCSE
9 46 (6.14%) SC Cleared
10 40 (5.34%) MCSA
11 32 (4.27%) MCP
12 22 (2.94%) CCDP
13 19 (2.54%) JNCIE
14 18 (2.40%) CISSP
15 16 (2.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 14 (1.87%) JNCIP
17 13 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
18 11 (1.47%) DV Cleared
19 10 (1.34%) LPIC
19 10 (1.34%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (8.01%) SLA
2 44 (5.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (3.47%) GDPR
3 26 (3.47%) PCI DSS
4 18 (2.40%) PMO
5 10 (1.34%) Cyber Essentials
6 9 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 5 (0.67%) QA
8 4 (0.53%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.53%) PMBOK
9 3 (0.40%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.27%) Government Security Classifications
10 2 (0.27%) NIST 800
10 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 245 (32.71%) Active Directory
2 151 (20.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 107 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 25 (3.34%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (2.00%) VMware NSX
6 12 (1.60%) XenDesktop
7 11 (1.47%) ProxySG
7 11 (1.47%) Terminal Services
7 11 (1.47%) XenApp
8 8 (1.07%) Firmware
8 8 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (1.07%) vSphere
9 7 (0.93%) Samba
9 7 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.53%) vCloud
12 3 (0.40%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 2 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.13%) RHEV
14 1 (0.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 41 (5.47%) SCCM
2 20 (2.67%) SCOM
3 18 (2.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 12 (1.60%) Terraform
4 12 (1.60%) WSUS
5 11 (1.47%) Cisco Prime
6 10 (1.34%) Norton AntiVirus
6 10 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (1.20%) Ansible
7 9 (1.20%) Nessus
8 8 (1.07%) EMC NetWorker
8 8 (1.07%) Nagios
8 8 (1.07%) Puppet
9 7 (0.93%) Microsoft Intune
9 7 (0.93%) Nmap
9 7 (0.93%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 6 (0.80%) HP ALM
11 5 (0.67%) FortiGate
12 4 (0.53%) CASB
12 4 (0.53%) Cisco CME
Vendors
1 311 (41.52%) Cisco
2 270 (36.05%) Microsoft
3 217 (28.97%) VMware
4 95 (12.68%) CheckPoint
5 90 (12.02%) Juniper
6 78 (10.41%) HP
7 76 (10.15%) Citrix
8 63 (8.41%) Palo Alto
8 63 (8.41%) SolarWinds
9 57 (7.61%) Riverbed
10 47 (6.28%) F5
11 39 (5.21%) Avaya
12 34 (4.54%) Aruba
13 33 (4.41%) McAfee
14 27 (3.60%) Oracle
15 26 (3.47%) ServiceNow
16 24 (3.20%) Fortinet
17 20 (2.67%) SonicWALL
18 19 (2.54%) Google
18 19 (2.54%) Mitel