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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 3 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > South East
6 months to
3 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 184 153 109
Rank change year-on-year -31 -44 +2
Permanent jobs citing WAN 416 352 398
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.84% 2.22% 2.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.64% 15.99% 16.26%
Number of salaries quoted 325 277 339
10th Percentile £30,500 £29,500 £31,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £35,500 £37,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
75th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £69,250 £72,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 3,575 2,202 2,448
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.80% 13.90% 17.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1,983 1,605 1,976
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,200 £27,500
25th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £72,125
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +7.53%

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 3 July 2022.

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 3 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Hampshire -5 122 £43,000 +1.18% 16
Thames Valley -44 106 £50,000 +5.26% 42
Kent -34 81 £41,500 +9.21% 10
Surrey -50 66 £62,500 +25.00% 4
Buckinghamshire -38 39 £52,500 +2.94% 10
Berkshire -32 35 £34,500 -27.37% 22
West Sussex +7 34 £43,000 -14.00% 1
Oxfordshire -22 32 £50,500 +1.00% 10
East Sussex -9 5 £40,000 -44.83% 2
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2022, 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.

1 330 (79.33%) LAN
2 221 (53.13%) Firewall
3 200 (48.08%) Microsoft
4 168 (40.38%) Cisco
5 164 (39.42%) Active Directory
6 145 (34.86%) Wireless
7 143 (34.38%) ITIL
8 134 (32.21%) Cisco Certification
9 130 (31.25%) Windows
10 127 (30.53%) Social Skills
11 116 (27.88%) Azure
12 113 (27.16%) VPN
13 110 (26.44%) Microsoft 365
14 91 (21.88%) SD-WAN
15 89 (21.39%) VMware
16 87 (20.91%) MPLS
17 83 (19.95%) Windows Server
18 82 (19.71%) Wi-Fi
19 81 (19.47%) CCNP
20 79 (18.99%) DNS
21 78 (18.75%) BGP
22 74 (17.79%) DHCP
23 73 (17.55%) Microsoft Certification
24 71 (17.07%) OSPF
25 68 (16.35%) CCNA
25 68 (16.35%) Project Delivery
26 66 (15.87%) WLAN
27 63 (15.14%) Project Management
27 63 (15.14%) Network Security
28 61 (14.66%) VMware Infrastructure

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 36 (8.65%) MS Exchange
2 14 (3.37%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.16%) SAS
4 6 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.96%) Apache
Applications
1 45 (10.82%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.40%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.24%) Blender
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.96%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.48%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 116 (27.88%) Azure
2 110 (26.44%) Microsoft 365
3 49 (11.78%) AWS
4 21 (5.05%) SaaS
5 16 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
6 11 (2.64%) IaaS
7 9 (2.16%) Azure DevOps
7 9 (2.16%) Azure Monitor
7 9 (2.16%) Azure Storage
8 8 (1.92%) GitHub
8 8 (1.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 7 (1.68%) PaaS
10 5 (1.20%) Rubrik
11 4 (0.96%) Mimecast
11 4 (0.96%) Power Platform
12 3 (0.72%) Google Workspace
12 3 (0.72%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.48%) GCP
13 2 (0.48%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 330 (79.33%) LAN
2 221 (53.13%) Firewall
3 145 (34.86%) Wireless
4 113 (27.16%) VPN
5 91 (21.88%) SD-WAN
6 87 (20.91%) MPLS
7 82 (19.71%) Wi-Fi
8 79 (18.99%) DNS
9 78 (18.75%) BGP
10 74 (17.79%) DHCP
11 71 (17.07%) OSPF
12 66 (15.87%) WLAN
13 63 (15.14%) Network Security
14 50 (12.02%) SAN
15 46 (11.06%) VLAN
16 41 (9.86%) Cisco Nexus
17 40 (9.62%) TCP/IP
18 38 (9.13%) VoIP
19 33 (7.93%) Multicast
20 29 (6.97%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (0.96%) MySQL
2 4 (0.96%) Power BI
3 2 (0.48%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.24%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (0.24%) JIRA
General
1 127 (30.53%) Social Skills
2 45 (10.82%) Organisational Skills
3 36 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (7.93%) Finance
5 32 (7.69%) Telecoms
6 20 (4.81%) Public Sector
7 16 (3.85%) Marketing
8 11 (2.64%) Aviation
8 11 (2.64%) Electronics
9 10 (2.40%) Banking
10 9 (2.16%) Fire and Rescue
10 9 (2.16%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 9 (2.16%) Presentation Skills
10 9 (2.16%) Retail
11 8 (1.92%) Documentation Skills
11 8 (1.92%) Law
11 8 (1.92%) Manufacturing
12 7 (1.68%) Influencing Skills
12 7 (1.68%) Legal
13 6 (1.44%) German Language
Job Titles
1 98 (23.56%) Network Engineer
2 70 (16.83%) Analyst
3 60 (14.42%) IT Engineer
4 49 (11.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 33 (7.93%) Architect
6 32 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
7 31 (7.45%) IT Support
8 30 (7.21%) Support Engineer
9 26 (6.25%) Support Analyst
10 25 (6.01%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 24 (5.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 22 (5.29%) IT Support Engineer
13 20 (4.81%) IT Manager
14 19 (4.57%) 2nd Line Support
14 19 (4.57%) IT Analyst
15 18 (4.33%) Administrator
15 18 (4.33%) Network Architect
16 15 (3.61%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
17 14 (3.37%) Senior Analyst
18 13 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.16%) ARM Templates
2 5 (1.20%) Web Services
3 4 (0.96%) LAMP
3 4 (0.96%) REST
4 2 (0.48%) HTML
5 1 (0.24%) EDI
5 1 (0.24%) JSON
5 1 (0.24%) LDAP
5 1 (0.24%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 60 (14.42%) Data Centre
2 32 (7.69%) Driving Licence
3 29 (6.97%) Public Cloud
4 27 (6.49%) Management Information System
5 23 (5.53%) NHS
6 18 (4.33%) User Experience
7 17 (4.09%) Video Conferencing
8 15 (3.61%) Hybrid Cloud
9 13 (3.13%) Private Cloud
10 12 (2.88%) Cyberthreat
11 9 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (2.16%) IoT
12 8 (1.92%) PKI
12 8 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
13 7 (1.68%) CCTV
14 4 (0.96%) Client/Server
14 4 (0.96%) CMDB
14 4 (0.96%) Replication
15 3 (0.72%) BYOD
15 3 (0.72%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 130 (31.25%) Windows
2 83 (19.95%) Windows Server
3 39 (9.38%) Windows 10
4 31 (7.45%) Android
5 27 (6.49%) Linux
6 23 (5.53%) Windows Server 2019
7 17 (4.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (4.09%) Windows Server 2016
8 12 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.72%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.72%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.24%) Unix
11 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (34.38%) ITIL
2 68 (16.35%) Project Delivery
3 63 (15.14%) Project Management
4 58 (13.94%) Service Delivery
5 57 (13.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 55 (13.22%) Problem-Solving
7 46 (11.06%) Agile
8 42 (10.10%) Cybersecurity
9 40 (9.62%) Change Management
10 32 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
11 31 (7.45%) Business Continuity
11 31 (7.45%) Mentoring
12 30 (7.21%) Network Management
12 30 (7.21%) Supplier Management
13 29 (6.97%) Collaborative Working
14 28 (6.73%) PRINCE2
15 26 (6.25%) Patch Management
16 24 (5.77%) Load Balancing
17 23 (5.53%) Disaster Recovery
18 22 (5.29%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 38 (9.13%) PowerShell
2 26 (6.25%) Python
3 6 (1.44%) PHP
4 5 (1.20%) SQL
5 4 (0.96%) C
6 3 (0.72%) Bash
7 2 (0.48%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.48%) Perl
Qualifications
1 134 (32.21%) Cisco Certification
2 81 (19.47%) CCNP
3 73 (17.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 68 (16.35%) CCNA
5 57 (13.70%) Degree
6 39 (9.38%) MCSE
7 38 (9.13%) MCP
8 31 (7.45%) CCDP
9 19 (4.57%) Security Cleared
10 17 (4.09%) ITIL Certification
11 14 (3.37%) JNCIP
11 14 (3.37%) SC Cleared
12 12 (2.88%) CISSP
13 11 (2.64%) MOS
14 10 (2.40%) CompTIA Security+
14 10 (2.40%) MCSA
15 9 (2.16%) MCITP
16 8 (1.92%) CEH
16 8 (1.92%) CISM
17 7 (1.68%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.01%) SLA
2 7 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.44%) GDPR
3 6 (1.44%) PMO
4 5 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.96%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 4 (0.96%) NCSC
5 4 (0.96%) NIST
6 3 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.48%) BS7799
7 2 (0.48%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.48%) QA
System Software
1 164 (39.42%) Active Directory
2 61 (14.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (6.73%) VMware ESXi
4 24 (5.77%) Hyper-V
5 17 (4.09%) Terminal Server
6 13 (3.13%) VMware Workstation
7 12 (2.88%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (2.88%) vSphere
8 9 (2.16%) XenApp
9 7 (1.68%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 30 (7.21%) SCCM
2 26 (6.25%) Terraform
3 21 (5.05%) Ansible
4 18 (4.33%) vCenter Server
5 16 (3.85%) FortiGate
6 15 (3.61%) HAProxy
7 11 (2.64%) Microsoft Intune
8 10 (2.40%) SCOM
8 10 (2.40%) Single Sign-On
9 8 (1.92%) CASB
10 6 (1.44%) PaperCut
10 6 (1.44%) WSUS
11 3 (0.72%) Backup Exec
11 3 (0.72%) Kubernetes
11 3 (0.72%) ZABBIX
12 2 (0.48%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 2 (0.48%) AirWatch
12 2 (0.48%) XenMobile
13 1 (0.24%) Avamar
13 1 (0.24%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 200 (48.08%) Microsoft
2 168 (40.38%) Cisco
3 89 (21.39%) VMware
4 58 (13.94%) Palo Alto
5 55 (13.22%) Citrix
6 32 (7.69%) F5
6 32 (7.69%) Meraki
7 28 (6.73%) CheckPoint
7 28 (6.73%) HP
8 27 (6.49%) Apple
8 27 (6.49%) Juniper
9 24 (5.77%) SolarWinds
10 23 (5.53%) Zscaler
11 17 (4.09%) Riverbed
12 14 (3.37%) Fortinet
13 12 (2.88%) Dell
13 12 (2.88%) NetApp
13 12 (2.88%) ProCurve
14 10 (2.40%) Aruba
15 9 (2.16%) Infoblox