Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > South East
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 116 107 73
Rank change year-on-year -9 -34 -14
Permanent jobs citing WAN 812 878 1,479
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.66% 2.96% 3.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.11% 15.72% 18.47%
Number of salaries quoted 673 728 1,352
South East median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,750 £26,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% - -

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 5,041 5,586 8,007
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.54% 18.82% 20.99%
Number of salaries quoted 3,944 4,504 6,647
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +1.18%
10th Percentile £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £66,250
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 20 July 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 20 July 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 +30 385 £52,500 +16.67% 25
Berkshire +37 285 £55,000 +22.22% 11
Surrey -30 147 £45,000 +12.50% 17
Hampshire -59 117 £40,000 +14.29% 15
Kent -4 83 £49,000 +22.50% 13
Buckinghamshire +4 64 £42,000 +5.00% 9
West Sussex +4 41 £55,750 +39.38% 5
Oxfordshire -31 38 £41,500 -17.00% 5
East Sussex -32 27 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Middlesex +13 6 £67,500 +10.66%
Sussex - 3 - -
Home Counties - 2 £75,000 -
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 647 (79.68%) LAN
2 378 (46.55%) Cisco
3 367 (45.20%) Windows
4 355 (43.72%) Firewall
5 287 (35.34%) VMware
6 271 (33.37%) Microsoft
7 250 (30.79%) Active Directory
8 238 (29.31%) Cisco Certification
9 227 (27.96%) ITIL
10 209 (25.74%) Data Centre
11 208 (25.62%) Windows Server
12 205 (25.25%) VMware Infrastructure
13 197 (24.26%) VPN
14 172 (21.18%) Wireless
15 167 (20.57%) TCP/IP
16 164 (20.20%) MPLS
17 156 (19.21%) DNS
17 156 (19.21%) CCNP
18 155 (19.09%) Microsoft Azure
19 152 (18.72%) CCNA
20 136 (16.75%) Hyper-V
21 132 (16.26%) Citrix
21 132 (16.26%) Linux
22 130 (16.01%) Office 365
23 126 (15.52%) CheckPoint
23 126 (15.52%) VLAN
24 125 (15.39%) DHCP
25 121 (14.90%) Finance
26 118 (14.53%) HP
27 116 (14.29%) Juniper

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 97 (11.95%) MS Exchange
2 53 (6.53%) IIS
3 31 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 27 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 27 (3.33%) SharePoint
5 23 (2.83%) WebSphere
6 14 (1.72%) IBM Notes
7 13 (1.60%) Oracle Service Bus
8 11 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (1.11%) OpenStack
9 9 (1.11%) Skype for Business
9 9 (1.11%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.74%) Apache
10 6 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (0.62%) Confluence
12 4 (0.49%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.25%) CMS
13 2 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 91 (11.21%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (2.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.72%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (1.11%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.49%) SOLIDWORKS
7 3 (0.37%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.12%) EPLAN
8 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (1.48%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.49%) Workfront
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.12%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 155 (19.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 130 (16.01%) Office 365
3 109 (13.42%) Amazon AWS
4 29 (3.57%) IBM Cloud
5 17 (2.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 12 (1.48%) IaaS
7 11 (1.35%) Akamai
7 11 (1.35%) SaaS
8 9 (1.11%) AWS CloudTrail
8 9 (1.11%) PaaS
9 8 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (0.99%) Amazon S3
10 7 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (0.86%) G Suite
11 6 (0.74%) Amazon ELB
11 6 (0.74%) Amazon Glacier
11 6 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 5 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.49%) SoftLayer
14 3 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 647 (79.68%) LAN
2 355 (43.72%) Firewall
3 197 (24.26%) VPN
4 172 (21.18%) Wireless
5 167 (20.57%) TCP/IP
6 164 (20.20%) MPLS
7 156 (19.21%) DNS
8 126 (15.52%) VLAN
9 125 (15.39%) DHCP
10 108 (13.30%) WLAN
11 91 (11.21%) Wi-Fi
12 90 (11.08%) Cisco ASA
13 86 (10.59%) BGP
13 86 (10.59%) Network Security
14 84 (10.34%) VoIP
15 82 (10.10%) OSPF
16 79 (9.73%) SAN
17 60 (7.39%) NetScaler
18 46 (5.67%) Ethernet
19 43 (5.30%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (8.50%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.22%) Big Data
3 14 (1.72%) MySQL
4 11 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (0.62%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.37%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.12%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.12%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.12%) Power BI
10 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (1.48%) Jenkins
2 11 (1.35%) TeamCity
3 9 (1.11%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.74%) JIRA
5 5 (0.62%) Subversion
5 5 (0.62%) Vagrant
6 4 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.37%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.12%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.12%) Selenium
8 1 (0.12%) SilkTest
8 1 (0.12%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.12%) WebDriver
General
1 121 (14.90%) Finance
2 45 (5.54%) Telecoms
3 42 (5.17%) Retail
4 18 (2.22%) Back Office
5 16 (1.97%) Publishing
6 12 (1.48%) Banking
6 12 (1.48%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.23%) Marketing
8 8 (0.99%) Legal
8 8 (0.99%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.74%) Automotive
9 6 (0.74%) Law
10 5 (0.62%) Local Government
11 3 (0.37%) Billing
12 2 (0.25%) Advertising
13 1 (0.12%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 185 (22.78%) Network Engineer
2 110 (13.55%) Architect
3 108 (13.30%) Analyst
4 73 (8.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 69 (8.50%) Support Engineer
6 64 (7.88%) IT Support
7 53 (6.53%) Support Analyst
8 40 (4.93%) Cisco Engineer
9 37 (4.56%) IT Engineer
9 37 (4.56%) Network Architect
10 36 (4.43%) Solutions Architect
11 35 (4.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 35 (4.31%) Senior Network Engineer
12 33 (4.06%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 33 (4.06%) Security Architect
13 31 (3.82%) Security Solutions Architect
14 29 (3.57%) Administrator
15 28 (3.45%) IT Analyst
16 27 (3.33%) Cloud Architect
16 27 (3.33%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (5.79%) Middleware
2 22 (2.71%) WebSphere MQ
3 12 (1.48%) .NET
3 12 (1.48%) CSS
3 12 (1.48%) Web Services
4 9 (1.11%) JSON
5 7 (0.86%) LDAP
6 5 (0.62%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (0.49%) 802.1X
7 4 (0.49%) LAMP
7 4 (0.49%) Node.js
7 4 (0.49%) REST
8 2 (0.25%) COM
8 2 (0.25%) LEMP Stack
8 2 (0.25%) libvirt
9 1 (0.12%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.12%) HTML
9 1 (0.12%) SOAP
9 1 (0.12%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 209 (25.74%) Data Centre
2 62 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (5.05%) Private Cloud
4 35 (4.31%) Computer Science
5 30 (3.69%) Public Cloud
6 27 (3.33%) Driving Licence
7 26 (3.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 22 (2.71%) Enterprise Software
8 22 (2.71%) Hybrid Cloud
8 22 (2.71%) Video Conferencing
9 18 (2.22%) Cyberthreat
9 18 (2.22%) iSeries
10 17 (2.09%) Mainframe
10 17 (2.09%) Management Information System
11 16 (1.97%) Fat Client
11 16 (1.97%) FlexPod
11 16 (1.97%) Thin Client
12 15 (1.85%) Replication
13 13 (1.60%) IBM Mainframe
14 12 (1.48%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 367 (45.20%) Windows
2 208 (25.62%) Windows Server
3 132 (16.26%) Linux
4 82 (10.10%) Windows 7
5 74 (9.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 73 (8.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 62 (7.64%) Windows 10
8 22 (2.71%) Unix
9 21 (2.59%) Windows 8
10 17 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (1.48%) FreeBSD
13 9 (1.11%) CentOS
14 8 (0.99%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.74%) Windows Vista
16 5 (0.62%) VMS
17 4 (0.49%) Android
18 3 (0.37%) AIX
18 3 (0.37%) Mac OS X
19 2 (0.25%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (27.96%) ITIL
2 93 (11.45%) Load Balancing
3 81 (9.98%) Problem-Solving
4 74 (9.11%) Network Design
5 61 (7.51%) Disaster Recovery
6 60 (7.39%) ITIL V3
7 58 (7.14%) Problem Management
8 57 (7.02%) Service Management
9 55 (6.77%) Change Management
9 55 (6.77%) Kalman Filter
9 55 (6.77%) Project Management
10 52 (6.40%) Migration
11 49 (6.03%) Presales
12 46 (5.67%) Agile Software Development
12 46 (5.67%) Incident Management
13 44 (5.42%) Configuration Management
14 43 (5.30%) Capacity Planning
15 38 (4.68%) Risk Management
15 38 (4.68%) Service Delivery
16 36 (4.43%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 84 (10.34%) SQL
2 55 (6.77%) PowerShell
3 40 (4.93%) Python
4 17 (2.09%) Bash Shell
5 13 (1.60%) Perl
6 10 (1.23%) Shell Script
7 9 (1.11%) C
8 7 (0.86%) Java
9 6 (0.74%) Ruby
10 3 (0.37%) PHP
11 2 (0.25%) VBA
12 1 (0.12%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.12%) Lua
12 1 (0.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 238 (29.31%) Cisco Certification
2 156 (19.21%) CCNP
3 152 (18.72%) CCNA
4 98 (12.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 81 (9.98%) CCIE
6 66 (8.13%) Degree
7 52 (6.40%) MCSE
8 51 (6.28%) Security Cleared
9 49 (6.03%) CCDP
10 44 (5.42%) SC Cleared
11 42 (5.17%) CISSP
12 31 (3.82%) MCP
13 27 (3.33%) MCSA
14 22 (2.71%) MCITP
15 21 (2.59%) JNCIP
16 19 (2.34%) CCSE
16 19 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
17 18 (2.22%) CISM
17 18 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
18 16 (1.97%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (5.67%) SLA
2 39 (4.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (3.08%) GDPR
4 21 (2.59%) Cyber Essentials
5 19 (2.34%) PCI DSS
6 9 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 7 (0.86%) QA
8 6 (0.74%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.49%) PMBOK
9 4 (0.49%) PMO
10 3 (0.37%) HIPAA
10 3 (0.37%) ISO 22301
10 3 (0.37%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.12%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.12%) ISO 31000
11 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 250 (30.79%) Active Directory
2 205 (25.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 136 (16.75%) Hyper-V
4 46 (5.67%) VMware NSX
5 32 (3.94%) VMware ESXi
6 22 (2.71%) XenDesktop
7 21 (2.59%) XenApp
8 13 (1.60%) NFS
8 13 (1.60%) ProxySG
9 11 (1.35%) Docker
10 10 (1.23%) Firmware
10 10 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
11 9 (1.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 8 (0.99%) Terminal Services
12 8 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
12 8 (0.99%) vSphere
13 7 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
14 6 (0.74%) Samba
15 4 (0.49%) XenServer
16 3 (0.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 55 (6.77%) SCCM
2 32 (3.94%) Cisco Prime
3 30 (3.69%) Ansible
4 27 (3.33%) SCOM
5 22 (2.71%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (2.46%) Puppet
7 18 (2.22%) WSUS
8 17 (2.09%) Backup Exec
8 17 (2.09%) QRadar
9 16 (1.97%) CASB
10 15 (1.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 15 (1.85%) vCenter Server
11 14 (1.72%) FortiGate
11 14 (1.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 11 (1.35%) Cisco CME
12 11 (1.35%) Terraform
13 9 (1.11%) Nagios
14 8 (0.99%) Kubernetes
14 8 (0.99%) SolarWinds Orion
15 7 (0.86%) Nessus
Vendors
1 378 (46.55%) Cisco
2 287 (35.34%) VMware
3 271 (33.37%) Microsoft
4 132 (16.26%) Citrix
5 126 (15.52%) CheckPoint
6 118 (14.53%) HP
7 116 (14.29%) Juniper
8 100 (12.32%) Palo Alto
9 99 (12.19%) SolarWinds
10 95 (11.70%) F5
11 86 (10.59%) Oracle
12 62 (7.64%) Aruba
13 56 (6.90%) Riverbed
14 52 (6.40%) Forcepoint
15 49 (6.03%) Fortinet
16 48 (5.91%) Blue Coat
17 40 (4.93%) IBM
18 37 (4.56%) Zscaler
19 34 (4.19%) McAfee
20 32 (3.94%) Veeam