Period
to 23 October 2019

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 23 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > South East
6 months to
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 99 126 107
Rank change year-on-year +27 -19 -29
Permanent jobs citing WAN 804 722 891
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.17% 2.48% 3.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.10% 15.96% 17.10%
Number of salaries quoted 574 594 768
South East median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,825 £23,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £43,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.44% - +3.45%

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 4,210 4,523 5,212
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.61% 15.53% 17.94%
Number of salaries quoted 3,252 3,544 4,183
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £46,905 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.25% +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 23 October 2019.

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 23 October 2019. 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
Hampshire +45 246 £38,000 -5.00% 39
Thames Valley +5 219 £39,500 -24.76% 42
Surrey +69 182 £45,000 +20.00% 31
Berkshire -19 108 £42,500 -29.17% 26
Buckinghamshire +47 91 £30,000 -25.00% 11
West Sussex +23 83 £50,500 +22.42% 14
Kent -21 32 £45,000 +20.00% 9
East Sussex 0 27 £50,000 +5.26% 3
Oxfordshire +2 20 £52,500 -14.29% 5
Middlesex -7 6 £55,000 -21.43%
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, 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.

1 646 (80.35%) LAN
2 427 (53.11%) Cisco
3 387 (48.13%) Firewall
4 315 (39.18%) Cisco Certification
5 298 (37.06%) Windows
6 241 (29.98%) VMware
7 234 (29.10%) Microsoft
8 231 (28.73%) CCNP
9 213 (26.49%) Active Directory
10 209 (26.00%) TCP/IP
11 199 (24.75%) VMware Infrastructure
12 197 (24.50%) ITIL
13 192 (23.88%) DNS
14 191 (23.76%) Data Centre
15 169 (21.02%) Windows Server
16 163 (20.27%) DHCP
17 148 (18.41%) VPN
18 142 (17.66%) Office 365
19 141 (17.54%) MPLS
20 133 (16.54%) Azure
21 132 (16.42%) CCNA
22 128 (15.92%) Citrix
23 126 (15.67%) Wireless
24 122 (15.17%) BGP
25 116 (14.43%) VoIP
25 116 (14.43%) Wi-Fi
26 114 (14.18%) Linux
26 114 (14.18%) OSPF
26 114 (14.18%) Degree
27 113 (14.05%) 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 66 (8.21%) MS Exchange
2 39 (4.85%) SharePoint
3 20 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2013
4 17 (2.11%) Skype for Business
5 14 (1.74%) IIS
6 10 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.37%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.25%) Apache
9 2 (0.25%) MS Project Server
9 2 (0.25%) SAS
10 1 (0.12%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.12%) JCAPS
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 76 (9.45%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (2.86%) MS Visio
3 12 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.62%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.50%) Cisco SocialMiner
4 2 (0.25%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 142 (17.66%) Office 365
2 133 (16.54%) Azure
3 107 (13.31%) AWS
4 35 (4.35%) IaaS
5 34 (4.23%) SaaS
6 19 (2.36%) PaaS
7 17 (2.11%) Dynamics 365
7 17 (2.11%) OneDrive
8 14 (1.74%) Power Platform
8 14 (1.74%) PowerApps
9 11 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (1.00%) GCP
11 3 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.12%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.12%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 646 (80.35%) LAN
2 387 (48.13%) Firewall
3 209 (26.00%) TCP/IP
4 192 (23.88%) DNS
5 163 (20.27%) DHCP
6 148 (18.41%) VPN
7 141 (17.54%) MPLS
8 126 (15.67%) Wireless
9 122 (15.17%) BGP
10 116 (14.43%) VoIP
10 116 (14.43%) Wi-Fi
11 114 (14.18%) OSPF
12 110 (13.68%) Cisco ASA
13 104 (12.94%) Network Security
14 94 (11.69%) SAN
15 83 (10.32%) VLAN
16 74 (9.20%) Cisco Nexus
17 57 (7.09%) Internet
18 56 (6.97%) IPsec
19 50 (6.22%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (7.84%) SQL Server
2 33 (4.10%) DB2
3 9 (1.12%) Oracle Database
4 5 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (0.50%) MySQL
6 3 (0.37%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle9i Database
7 2 (0.25%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.25%) TKPROF
8 1 (0.12%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 31 (3.86%) MSI
2 10 (1.24%) Jenkins
3 7 (0.87%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.50%) JIRA
4 4 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.25%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.25%) InstallShield
5 2 (0.25%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.25%) TeamCity
General
1 61 (7.59%) Finance
2 45 (5.60%) Retail
2 45 (5.60%) Telecoms
3 35 (4.35%) Manufacturing
4 31 (3.86%) Public Sector
5 29 (3.61%) Aerospace
6 20 (2.49%) Banking
7 12 (1.49%) Legal
8 7 (0.87%) Military
9 6 (0.75%) Law
10 4 (0.50%) Avionics
11 3 (0.37%) Automotive
11 3 (0.37%) Billing
12 2 (0.25%) German Language
13 1 (0.12%) Electronics
13 1 (0.12%) Games
13 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 271 (33.71%) Network Engineer
2 92 (11.44%) Architect
3 82 (10.20%) Analyst
4 73 (9.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 73 (9.08%) Support Engineer
5 59 (7.34%) Senior Network Engineer
6 52 (6.47%) Cisco Engineer
7 46 (5.72%) Consultant
8 45 (5.60%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 45 (5.60%) IT Engineer
9 43 (5.35%) 2nd Line Support
9 43 (5.35%) Technical Architect
10 38 (4.73%) IT Support
11 37 (4.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 28 (3.48%) NOC Engineer
12 28 (3.48%) Project Manager
13 26 (3.23%) IT Support Engineer
14 25 (3.11%) Network Security Engineer
14 25 (3.11%) Security Engineer
15 24 (2.99%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.49%) LDAP
2 11 (1.37%) Web Services
3 5 (0.62%) Middleware
3 5 (0.62%) Software Packaging
4 3 (0.37%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (0.12%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.12%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 191 (23.76%) Data Centre
2 91 (11.32%) Management Information System
3 65 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
4 55 (6.84%) Self-Motivation
5 42 (5.22%) Public Cloud
6 26 (3.23%) PKI
7 20 (2.49%) Clustering
8 18 (2.24%) Replication
9 17 (2.11%) Driving Licence
10 15 (1.87%) Video Conferencing
11 13 (1.62%) Hybrid Cloud
12 11 (1.37%) Enterprise Storage
13 9 (1.12%) BBC
13 9 (1.12%) CMDB
13 9 (1.12%) EMC VNX
13 9 (1.12%) FMCG
13 9 (1.12%) Mobile Computing
14 8 (1.00%) Cyberthreat
14 8 (1.00%) Fat Client
14 8 (1.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 298 (37.06%) Windows
2 169 (21.02%) Windows Server
3 114 (14.18%) Linux
4 75 (9.33%) Windows 10
5 73 (9.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 57 (7.09%) Windows 7
7 36 (4.48%) Unix
8 26 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (2.49%) Android
10 8 (1.00%) Apple iOS
10 8 (1.00%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 6 (0.75%) Debian
12 5 (0.62%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.50%) CentOS
14 2 (0.25%) Fedora
14 2 (0.25%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.25%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.12%) Solaris
15 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (24.50%) ITIL
2 109 (13.56%) Problem-Solving
3 95 (11.82%) Load Balancing
4 90 (11.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 79 (9.83%) Migration
6 72 (8.96%) Project Management
7 62 (7.71%) Network Design
8 60 (7.46%) Network Monitoring
8 60 (7.46%) Presales
9 58 (7.21%) TOGAF
10 57 (7.09%) Service Delivery
11 53 (6.59%) Mentoring
12 47 (5.85%) Architectural Design
13 46 (5.72%) IT Strategy
14 43 (5.35%) Technical Architecture
15 41 (5.10%) High Availability
16 40 (4.98%) Agile Software Development
16 40 (4.98%) Network Architecture
16 40 (4.98%) Problem Management
17 38 (4.73%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 55 (6.84%) SQL
2 54 (6.72%) PowerShell
3 24 (2.99%) Python
4 7 (0.87%) Perl
4 7 (0.87%) Shell Script
5 5 (0.62%) Bash Shell
6 3 (0.37%) C
7 2 (0.25%) Java
7 2 (0.25%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 315 (39.18%) Cisco Certification
2 231 (28.73%) CCNP
3 132 (16.42%) CCNA
4 114 (14.18%) Degree
5 64 (7.96%) CCIE
6 59 (7.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 53 (6.59%) Security Cleared
8 43 (5.35%) TOGAF Certification
9 42 (5.22%) CCDP
10 40 (4.98%) SC Cleared
11 35 (4.35%) MCSE
12 29 (3.61%) AWS Certification
13 26 (3.23%) JNCIS
14 18 (2.24%) DV Cleared
14 18 (2.24%) JNCIP
15 16 (1.99%) MCSA
16 14 (1.74%) CISSP
17 13 (1.62%) CEH
17 13 (1.62%) CISM
17 13 (1.62%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (6.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 49 (6.09%) SLA
2 36 (4.48%) PCI DSS
3 18 (2.24%) ISO 22301
3 18 (2.24%) ISO 9001
4 15 (1.87%) GDPR
4 15 (1.87%) NIST
5 13 (1.62%) NIST 800
6 7 (0.87%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.37%) PMO
9 2 (0.25%) DICOM
9 2 (0.25%) NCSC
9 2 (0.25%) QA
9 2 (0.25%) RMADS
10 1 (0.12%) HAZOP
10 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 213 (26.49%) Active Directory
2 199 (24.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (9.45%) Hyper-V
4 37 (4.60%) VMware ESXi
5 32 (3.98%) Microsoft App-V
6 24 (2.99%) VMware NSX
7 21 (2.61%) Virtual Servers
8 16 (1.99%) Docker
9 11 (1.37%) vSphere
10 9 (1.12%) Terminal Services
10 9 (1.12%) XenDesktop
11 8 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
11 8 (1.00%) XenApp
12 5 (0.62%) DFS Replication
12 5 (0.62%) Firmware
12 5 (0.62%) ISA Server
12 5 (0.62%) Terminal Server
13 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (0.50%) NFS
13 4 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 56 (6.97%) SCCM
2 29 (3.61%) IBM BigFix
3 23 (2.86%) vCenter Server
4 17 (2.11%) WSUS
5 16 (1.99%) Ansible
6 15 (1.87%) Cisco CUCM
6 15 (1.87%) Cisco Prime
6 15 (1.87%) vRealize
7 13 (1.62%) SCOM
8 12 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
9 11 (1.37%) Backup Exec
10 10 (1.24%) Puppet
11 8 (1.00%) Microsoft Clustering
12 7 (0.87%) BMC PATROL
12 7 (0.87%) Kubernetes
12 7 (0.87%) SolarWinds Orion
13 6 (0.75%) Cisco UCCE
14 5 (0.62%) Data Guard
14 5 (0.62%) MIMEsweeper
14 5 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 427 (53.11%) Cisco
2 241 (29.98%) VMware
3 234 (29.10%) Microsoft
4 128 (15.92%) Citrix
5 113 (14.05%) Juniper
6 90 (11.19%) CheckPoint
7 72 (8.96%) Palo Alto
8 58 (7.21%) F5
9 52 (6.47%) Aruba
9 52 (6.47%) HP
10 50 (6.22%) Meraki
11 49 (6.09%) SolarWinds
12 47 (5.85%) Fortinet
13 43 (5.35%) IBM
14 36 (4.48%) SAP
15 30 (3.73%) Brocade
16 27 (3.36%) Dell
17 25 (3.11%) NetApp
18 24 (2.99%) EMC
19 23 (2.86%) Huawei