Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > South East
6 months to
19 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 142 103 110
Rank change year-on-year -39 +7 +3
Permanent jobs citing WAN 349 408 757
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.31% 2.79% 2.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.94% 16.23% 17.61%
Number of salaries quoted 271 345 587
10th Percentile £29,500 £31,000 £26,400
25th Percentile £35,125 £37,000 £33,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
75th Percentile £55,000 £62,500 £58,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £72,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% - -2.17%

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 2,060 2,514 4,298
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.62% 17.21% 16.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1,522 2,012 3,383
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
75th Percentile £61,250 £62,500 £61,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year - +7.53% -2.11%

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 19 June 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 19 June 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 -18 111 £47,500 +11.76% 27
Hampshire -55 107 £42,500 -5.56% 7
Berkshire -25 57 £47,500 +21.95% 17
Surrey -2 51 £51,250 -14.58% 3
Kent +5 50 £38,000 -8.43% 9
Buckinghamshire +5 38 £51,000 +7.37% 8
Oxfordshire -9 19 £50,000 +4.17% 2
West Sussex -21 17 £50,000 +25.00% 3
East Sussex -27 1 £72,500 +7.41%
Isle of Wight - 1 £29,000 -
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 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.

1 293 (83.95%) LAN
2 184 (52.72%) Firewall
3 168 (48.14%) Cisco
4 127 (36.39%) Microsoft
5 118 (33.81%) Active Directory
5 118 (33.81%) Windows
6 117 (33.52%) VPN
7 107 (30.66%) Cisco Certification
7 107 (30.66%) ITIL
8 104 (29.80%) VMware
9 94 (26.93%) Social Skills
10 75 (21.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 73 (20.92%) Azure
12 72 (20.63%) CCNP
13 69 (19.77%) MS Exchange
13 69 (19.77%) Windows Server
14 67 (19.20%) TCP/IP
14 67 (19.20%) WLAN
15 62 (17.77%) Data Centre
16 61 (17.48%) MPLS
17 60 (17.19%) Project Management
18 56 (16.05%) Network Security
19 55 (15.76%) VLAN
19 55 (15.76%) PowerShell
20 54 (15.47%) Wireless
21 53 (15.19%) Microsoft 365
22 52 (14.90%) Wi-Fi
23 51 (14.61%) CCNA
23 51 (14.61%) Palo Alto
24 50 (14.33%) 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 69 (19.77%) MS Exchange
2 12 (3.44%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (2.01%) IIS
5 5 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.29%) JBoss
7 1 (0.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 29 (8.31%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.29%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 73 (20.92%) Azure
2 53 (15.19%) Microsoft 365
3 42 (12.03%) AWS
4 12 (3.44%) IaaS
5 10 (2.87%) PaaS
6 9 (2.58%) SaaS
7 8 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (1.43%) Cloudflare
9 4 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (1.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.86%) Azure App Service
10 3 (0.86%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 3 (0.86%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 3 (0.86%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 3 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.57%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.57%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.29%) GCP
12 1 (0.29%) Power Platform
12 1 (0.29%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 293 (83.95%) LAN
2 184 (52.72%) Firewall
3 117 (33.52%) VPN
4 67 (19.20%) TCP/IP
4 67 (19.20%) WLAN
5 61 (17.48%) MPLS
6 56 (16.05%) Network Security
7 55 (15.76%) VLAN
8 54 (15.47%) Wireless
9 52 (14.90%) Wi-Fi
10 50 (14.33%) SAN
11 42 (12.03%) SD-WAN
12 38 (10.89%) BGP
12 38 (10.89%) Cisco ASA
13 37 (10.60%) DNS
14 34 (9.74%) NAS
15 32 (9.17%) Fibre Channel
15 32 (9.17%) iSCSI
16 30 (8.60%) Cisco Nexus
16 30 (8.60%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.87%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.86%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (0.86%) MySQL
3 1 (0.29%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (2.29%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.72%) JIRA
3 4 (1.15%) Bitbucket
3 4 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (1.15%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.57%) GitLab
5 1 (0.29%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 94 (26.93%) Social Skills
2 38 (10.89%) Banking
3 35 (10.03%) Organisational Skills
4 33 (9.46%) Telecoms
5 26 (7.45%) Finance
6 18 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (4.58%) Influencing Skills
8 9 (2.58%) Public Sector
9 7 (2.01%) Military
10 6 (1.72%) Billing
10 6 (1.72%) Local Government
10 6 (1.72%) Manufacturing
11 5 (1.43%) Presentation Skills
12 3 (0.86%) Documentation Skills
12 3 (0.86%) Law
12 3 (0.86%) Marketing
12 3 (0.86%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.57%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.57%) Digital Economy
14 1 (0.29%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 118 (33.81%) Network Engineer
2 60 (17.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 59 (16.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 42 (12.03%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 33 (9.46%) Support Engineer
6 30 (8.60%) Senior Network Engineer
7 25 (7.16%) 3rd Line Support
8 22 (6.30%) Cisco Engineer
8 22 (6.30%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 21 (6.02%) Architect
10 18 (5.16%) Analyst
11 16 (4.58%) Consultant
12 15 (4.30%) Server Engineer
13 14 (4.01%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 12 (3.44%) Technical Support
14 12 (3.44%) WAN Engineer
15 11 (3.15%) 2nd Line Support
15 11 (3.15%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
16 10 (2.87%) Business Analyst
16 10 (2.87%) LAN/WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.01%) HTML
2 5 (1.43%) 802.1X
2 5 (1.43%) JSON
3 4 (1.15%) YAML
4 3 (0.86%) OAuth
4 3 (0.86%) SAML
5 2 (0.57%) REST
5 2 (0.57%) XML
6 1 (0.29%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 62 (17.77%) Data Centre
2 23 (6.59%) Self-Motivation
3 20 (5.73%) Management Information System
4 15 (4.30%) User Experience
5 12 (3.44%) Hybrid Cloud
6 8 (2.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 8 (2.29%) Driving Licence
7 7 (2.01%) PKI
7 7 (2.01%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.15%) CESG
8 4 (1.15%) CESG CLAS
8 4 (1.15%) NHS
8 4 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.86%) PMI
9 3 (0.86%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.86%) SCADA
9 3 (0.86%) Video\Live Streaming
9 3 (0.86%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.57%) Clustering
10 2 (0.57%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 118 (33.81%) Windows
2 69 (19.77%) Windows Server
3 41 (11.75%) Linux
4 18 (5.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (4.87%) Windows 10
6 15 (4.30%) Windows Server 2016
7 13 (3.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (2.01%) Windows Server 2019
9 6 (1.72%) Windows 7
9 6 (1.72%) Windows 8
10 4 (1.15%) Debian
11 3 (0.86%) Android
11 3 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.57%) CentOS
12 2 (0.57%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.57%) VMS
13 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.29%) Check Point GAiA
13 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (30.66%) ITIL
2 75 (21.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 60 (17.19%) Project Management
4 37 (10.60%) Mentoring
5 31 (8.88%) Disaster Recovery
6 28 (8.02%) Service Management
7 26 (7.45%) Presales
7 26 (7.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 25 (7.16%) Change Management
8 25 (7.16%) Customer Requirements
8 25 (7.16%) Proactive Monitoring
9 23 (6.59%) Problem-Solving
10 21 (6.02%) Service Delivery
11 20 (5.73%) DevOps
11 20 (5.73%) Network Monitoring
12 19 (5.44%) Agile Software Development
13 16 (4.58%) E-Commerce
13 16 (4.58%) Network Management
13 16 (4.58%) Project Delivery
13 16 (4.58%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 55 (15.76%) PowerShell
2 21 (6.02%) SQL
3 10 (2.87%) Python
4 9 (2.58%) Java
5 3 (0.86%) C#
6 2 (0.57%) C
6 2 (0.57%) C++
6 2 (0.57%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.57%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.57%) VB
7 1 (0.29%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 107 (30.66%) Cisco Certification
2 72 (20.63%) CCNP
3 51 (14.61%) CCNA
4 42 (12.03%) Security Cleared
5 36 (10.32%) SC Cleared
6 25 (7.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 19 (5.44%) Degree
8 17 (4.87%) CCIE
9 16 (4.58%) CCDP
10 13 (3.72%) MCITP
11 7 (2.01%) MCSE
12 6 (1.72%) CISSP
13 5 (1.43%) DV Cleared
14 4 (1.15%) CLAS
14 4 (1.15%) CREST Certified
14 4 (1.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 3 (0.86%) CITP
15 3 (0.86%) MCP
15 3 (0.86%) PMI Certification
15 3 (0.86%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (4.30%) SLA
3 9 (2.58%) PMO
4 6 (1.72%) NCSC
4 6 (1.72%) NIST
5 5 (1.43%) GDPR
5 5 (1.43%) QA
6 4 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 4 (1.15%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.86%) COBIT
7 3 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 118 (33.81%) Active Directory
2 41 (11.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (9.17%) Terminal Server
4 19 (5.44%) Hyper-V
5 11 (3.15%) Docker
5 11 (3.15%) VMware NSX
5 11 (3.15%) VMware Workstation
6 10 (2.87%) XenApp
7 9 (2.58%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.15%) vSphere
9 3 (0.86%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.29%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 18 (5.16%) Ansible
2 13 (3.72%) Cisco CUCM
3 11 (3.15%) FortiGate
3 11 (3.15%) SCCM
4 10 (2.87%) Cisco UCCX
5 8 (2.29%) Kubernetes
5 8 (2.29%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (1.15%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.15%) Puppet
6 4 (1.15%) QRadar
6 4 (1.15%) Stealthwatch
7 3 (0.86%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 3 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.86%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (0.86%) SCOM
7 3 (0.86%) Terraform
8 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.29%) Grafana
9 1 (0.29%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 168 (48.14%) Cisco
2 127 (36.39%) Microsoft
3 104 (29.80%) VMware
4 51 (14.61%) Palo Alto
5 36 (10.32%) CheckPoint
5 36 (10.32%) Juniper
6 35 (10.03%) Meraki
7 23 (6.59%) Citrix
8 21 (6.02%) F5
9 20 (5.73%) Aruba
10 19 (5.44%) Fortinet
11 16 (4.58%) HP
11 16 (4.58%) SolarWinds
12 12 (3.44%) NetApp
12 12 (3.44%) Sophos
13 10 (2.87%) IronPort
13 10 (2.87%) Veeam
14 9 (2.58%) Dell
14 9 (2.58%) Splunk
15 8 (2.29%) Nokia