Period
to 17 September 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 17 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > South East
6 months to
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 165 113 104
Rank change year-on-year -52 -9 +31
Permanent jobs citing WAN 355 223 811
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.04% 2.63% 3.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.45% 13.61% 19.07%
Number of salaries quoted 280 182 599
10th Percentile £26,250 £32,625 £25,750
25th Percentile £32,500 £37,500 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -
75th Percentile £53,750 £62,500 £58,375
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £69,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +16.28% -6.52%

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 2,457 1,638 4,252
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.14% 19.32% 16.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1,701 1,351 3,338
10th Percentile £25,750 £31,000 £25,500
25th Percentile £32,500 £36,750 £33,544
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £61,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £72,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +14.13% -3.16%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 -41 136 £43,000 +10.40% 37
Hampshire -85 115 £43,250 -17.62% 15
Surrey -24 58 £50,000 -4.76% 20
Berkshire -63 58 £42,500 +9.11% 18
Buckinghamshire -19 49 £43,000 -4.44% 13
Oxfordshire -21 29 £34,000 -20.00% 6
Kent -25 29 £38,000 -36.67% 15
East Sussex -28 7 £72,500 +20.83% 4
West Sussex -20 6 £50,000 - 1
Isle of Wight - 1 £29,000 -
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 295 (83.10%) LAN
2 196 (55.21%) Firewall
3 161 (45.35%) Cisco
4 151 (42.54%) Microsoft
5 135 (38.03%) Windows
6 122 (34.37%) Active Directory
6 122 (34.37%) VMware
7 119 (33.52%) Social Skills
8 115 (32.39%) VPN
9 93 (26.20%) ITIL
10 91 (25.63%) Azure
11 88 (24.79%) Cisco Certification
12 85 (23.94%) Microsoft 365
13 67 (18.87%) Windows Server
14 66 (18.59%) VMware Infrastructure
15 64 (18.03%) Data Centre
15 64 (18.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 63 (17.75%) TCP/IP
17 61 (17.18%) CCNP
18 60 (16.90%) MPLS
19 57 (16.06%) VLAN
20 56 (15.77%) Network Security
21 53 (14.93%) MS Exchange
22 52 (14.65%) AWS
23 51 (14.37%) Project Management
24 50 (14.08%) DNS
25 49 (13.80%) Microsoft Office
25 49 (13.80%) Wi-Fi
26 46 (12.96%) WLAN
26 46 (12.96%) Wireless

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 53 (14.93%) MS Exchange
2 27 (7.61%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (0.85%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.56%) IIS
6 1 (0.28%) Apache
Applications
1 49 (13.80%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 91 (25.63%) Azure
2 85 (23.94%) Microsoft 365
3 52 (14.65%) AWS
4 14 (3.94%) IaaS
5 10 (2.82%) PaaS
6 9 (2.54%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (2.54%) SaaS
7 6 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (1.41%) Cloudflare
9 4 (1.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.85%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.56%) Power Automate
11 2 (0.56%) Power Platform
11 2 (0.56%) PowerApps
12 1 (0.28%) GCP
12 1 (0.28%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 295 (83.10%) LAN
2 196 (55.21%) Firewall
3 115 (32.39%) VPN
4 63 (17.75%) TCP/IP
5 60 (16.90%) MPLS
6 57 (16.06%) VLAN
7 56 (15.77%) Network Security
8 50 (14.08%) DNS
9 49 (13.80%) Wi-Fi
10 46 (12.96%) Wireless
10 46 (12.96%) WLAN
11 39 (10.99%) BGP
11 39 (10.99%) SAN
12 38 (10.70%) SD-WAN
13 31 (8.73%) DHCP
13 31 (8.73%) OSPF
14 25 (7.04%) NAS
15 23 (6.48%) Internet
16 22 (6.20%) Cisco ASA
16 22 (6.20%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.56%) DB2
2 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database
2 2 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2019
3 1 (0.28%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (1.41%) JIRA
2 2 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (0.56%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.56%) Zephyr
3 1 (0.28%) GitLab
General
1 119 (33.52%) Social Skills
2 38 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (8.45%) Telecoms
4 21 (5.92%) Banking
5 19 (5.35%) Organisational Skills
6 16 (4.51%) Finance
7 15 (4.23%) Manufacturing
8 10 (2.82%) Influencing Skills
8 10 (2.82%) Military
9 9 (2.54%) Digital Economy
9 9 (2.54%) Local Government
10 7 (1.97%) Public Sector
11 6 (1.69%) French Language
11 6 (1.69%) German Language
11 6 (1.69%) Multimedia
11 6 (1.69%) Presentation Skills
12 4 (1.13%) Billing
12 4 (1.13%) Documentation Skills
13 3 (0.85%) Law
13 3 (0.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 116 (32.68%) Network Engineer
2 49 (13.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 48 (13.52%) Analyst
4 40 (11.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 35 (9.86%) Support Engineer
6 31 (8.73%) Senior Network Engineer
7 28 (7.89%) Support Analyst
8 26 (7.32%) Architect
9 23 (6.48%) 3rd Line Support
10 21 (5.92%) Cisco Engineer
11 20 (5.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 20 (5.63%) Technical Support
12 19 (5.35%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
13 18 (5.07%) IT Engineer
13 18 (5.07%) Server Engineer
14 17 (4.79%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 15 (4.23%) 2nd Line Support
16 13 (3.66%) Infrastructure Architect
17 12 (3.38%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
17 12 (3.38%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.69%) HTML
2 4 (1.13%) OAuth
2 4 (1.13%) SAML
3 3 (0.85%) LDAP
4 2 (0.56%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.28%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.28%) JSON
5 1 (0.28%) REST
5 1 (0.28%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 64 (18.03%) Data Centre
2 21 (5.92%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (3.38%) Driving Licence
3 12 (3.38%) Management Information System
3 12 (3.38%) PKI
4 11 (3.10%) Video Conferencing
5 10 (2.82%) User Experience
6 8 (2.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 8 (2.25%) Public Cloud
7 6 (1.69%) CESG
7 6 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (1.41%) CESG CLAS
9 4 (1.13%) SCADA
10 3 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.85%) Video\Live Streaming
11 2 (0.56%) Smart Meter
12 1 (0.28%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.28%) Clustering
12 1 (0.28%) iPad
12 1 (0.28%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 135 (38.03%) Windows
2 67 (18.87%) Windows Server
3 44 (12.39%) Linux
4 42 (11.83%) Windows 10
5 29 (8.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (3.10%) Android
7 11 (3.10%) Windows Server 2016
8 9 (2.54%) Windows Server 2019
9 8 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (1.69%) Debian
11 5 (1.41%) Windows 7
12 4 (1.13%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.85%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.56%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.56%) VMS
14 2 (0.56%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.28%) CentOS
15 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (26.20%) ITIL
2 64 (18.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 51 (14.37%) Project Management
4 42 (11.83%) Problem-Solving
5 35 (9.86%) Disaster Recovery
6 31 (8.73%) Mentoring
7 25 (7.04%) Change Management
7 25 (7.04%) Proactive Monitoring
8 22 (6.20%) Service Management
9 21 (5.92%) Service Delivery
10 20 (5.63%) Network Monitoring
10 20 (5.63%) Stakeholder Management
11 19 (5.35%) Incident Management
12 18 (5.07%) Cybersecurity
13 17 (4.79%) Network Management
13 17 (4.79%) Software Testing
14 16 (4.51%) Network Architecture
14 16 (4.51%) Network Design
15 15 (4.23%) Load Balancing
16 14 (3.94%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (8.73%) PowerShell
2 10 (2.82%) SQL
3 9 (2.54%) Python
4 6 (1.69%) Java
5 4 (1.13%) C
6 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.28%) Go
6 1 (0.28%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.28%) Perl
6 1 (0.28%) PHP
6 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 88 (24.79%) Cisco Certification
2 61 (17.18%) CCNP
3 38 (10.70%) CCNA
3 38 (10.70%) Security Cleared
4 28 (7.89%) SC Cleared
5 17 (4.79%) CCIE
6 16 (4.51%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (4.23%) CCDP
8 14 (3.94%) Degree
9 11 (3.10%) MCSE
10 9 (2.54%) CISSP
11 8 (2.25%) DV Cleared
12 5 (1.41%) A+ Certification
12 5 (1.41%) CLAS
12 5 (1.41%) CREST Certified
12 5 (1.41%) DBS Check
12 5 (1.41%) JNCIP
13 4 (1.13%) MCITP
13 4 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (0.85%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.63%) SLA
2 13 (3.66%) GDPR
2 13 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.69%) NIST
4 5 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 4 (1.13%) NCSC
5 4 (1.13%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.85%) PMO
6 3 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.56%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.28%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.28%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 122 (34.37%) Active Directory
2 66 (18.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (10.99%) Hyper-V
4 19 (5.35%) Terminal Server
5 16 (4.51%) XenApp
6 13 (3.66%) VMware Workstation
7 12 (3.38%) VMware NSX
8 10 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (1.97%) vSphere
10 6 (1.69%) XenDesktop
11 5 (1.41%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.85%) Firmware
13 2 (0.56%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.28%) Docker
14 1 (0.28%) Snort
Systems Management
1 26 (7.32%) SCCM
2 20 (5.63%) Microsoft Intune
3 14 (3.94%) Cisco CUCM
4 13 (3.66%) Ansible
5 10 (2.82%) Cisco UCCX
6 8 (2.25%) NetBackup
6 8 (2.25%) QRadar
7 7 (1.97%) FortiGate
7 7 (1.97%) vCenter Server
8 5 (1.41%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (1.13%) Oracle RMAN
9 4 (1.13%) SolarWinds Orion
9 4 (1.13%) WSUS
10 3 (0.85%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 3 (0.85%) MobiControl
11 2 (0.56%) Grafana
11 2 (0.56%) Icinga
11 2 (0.56%) Prometheus
12 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
12 1 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 161 (45.35%) Cisco
2 151 (42.54%) Microsoft
3 122 (34.37%) VMware
4 45 (12.68%) Citrix
5 42 (11.83%) Meraki
6 40 (11.27%) Palo Alto
7 34 (9.58%) CheckPoint
8 32 (9.01%) Juniper
9 26 (7.32%) F5
10 18 (5.07%) HP
11 14 (3.94%) Dell
12 13 (3.66%) Fortinet
13 12 (3.38%) NetApp
13 12 (3.38%) Veeam
14 10 (2.82%) Intel
14 10 (2.82%) Remedy
14 10 (2.82%) SolarWinds
15 9 (2.54%) Aruba
15 9 (2.54%) Oracle
15 9 (2.54%) SonicWALL