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

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > South East
6 months to
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 177 127 99
Rank change year-on-year -50 -28 +21
Permanent jobs citing WAN 374 212 779
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.03% 2.37% 3.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.62% 11.98% 18.83%
Number of salaries quoted 321 159 583
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,600 £24,100
25th Percentile £33,750 £36,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
75th Percentile £55,000 £58,750 £58,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £71,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £44,250
% change year-on-year -5.26% +7.34% -1.67%

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 2,558 1,769 4,138
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.91% 19.75% 16.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1,746 1,440 3,301
10th Percentile £25,500 £28,000 £25,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £35,694 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £50,000 £45,500
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% +9.89% +1.11%
75th Percentile £63,000 £61,250 £61,250
90th Percentile £75,250 £70,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 -26 158 £45,000 +2.86% 32
Hampshire -102 82 £45,000 - 15
Berkshire -42 72 £47,500 - 13
Surrey -10 70 £50,000 -9.09% 6
Buckinghamshire -20 47 £43,000 -9.47% 13
Oxfordshire -5 39 £41,750 +19.29% 6
Kent -26 31 £30,000 -20.00% 5
East Sussex - 17 £35,000 - 1
West Sussex -6 8 £90,000 +80.00% 5
Middlesex +1 1 £39,000 -33.33%
Home Counties - 1 £80,000 -
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 2 December 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.

1 313 (83.69%) LAN
2 198 (52.94%) Firewall
3 147 (39.30%) Microsoft
4 146 (39.04%) Cisco
5 141 (37.70%) Active Directory
5 141 (37.70%) Windows
6 123 (32.89%) VMware
7 122 (32.62%) Azure
7 122 (32.62%) Microsoft 365
8 116 (31.02%) Social Skills
9 104 (27.81%) VPN
10 93 (24.87%) ITIL
10 93 (24.87%) Cisco Certification
11 80 (21.39%) Data Centre
12 75 (20.05%) VLAN
13 73 (19.52%) DNS
13 73 (19.52%) Wi-Fi
14 68 (18.18%) TCP/IP
15 67 (17.91%) VMware Infrastructure
16 66 (17.65%) Wireless
17 61 (16.31%) CCNP
17 61 (16.31%) Windows Server
18 59 (15.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 59 (15.78%) Citrix
19 57 (15.24%) AWS
19 57 (15.24%) Windows 10
20 55 (14.71%) DHCP
21 54 (14.44%) WLAN
21 54 (14.44%) Problem-Solving
22 51 (13.64%) Linux

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 24 (6.42%) SharePoint
2 20 (5.35%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (1.07%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.53%) IIS
6 1 (0.27%) Apache
6 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.27%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 46 (12.30%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 122 (32.62%) Azure
1 122 (32.62%) Microsoft 365
2 57 (15.24%) AWS
3 24 (6.42%) IaaS
4 14 (3.74%) SaaS
5 12 (3.21%) PaaS
6 6 (1.60%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.07%) Google Workspace
8 3 (0.80%) Trello
9 2 (0.53%) GCP
9 2 (0.53%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.53%) Power Automate
9 2 (0.53%) Power Platform
9 2 (0.53%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 313 (83.69%) LAN
2 198 (52.94%) Firewall
3 104 (27.81%) VPN
4 75 (20.05%) VLAN
5 73 (19.52%) DNS
5 73 (19.52%) Wi-Fi
6 68 (18.18%) TCP/IP
7 66 (17.65%) Wireless
8 55 (14.71%) DHCP
9 54 (14.44%) WLAN
10 47 (12.57%) Network Security
11 46 (12.30%) MPLS
12 45 (12.03%) SD-WAN
13 35 (9.36%) BGP
14 27 (7.22%) SAN
15 26 (6.95%) VoIP
16 25 (6.68%) Internet
16 25 (6.68%) OSPF
17 22 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
18 18 (4.81%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (6.15%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.14%) MySQL
3 6 (1.60%) DB2
4 3 (0.80%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 3 (0.80%) JIRA
1 3 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
1 3 (0.80%) Zephyr
2 2 (0.53%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 116 (31.02%) Social Skills
2 43 (11.50%) Telecoms
3 42 (11.23%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (5.08%) Public Sector
5 16 (4.28%) Manufacturing
6 14 (3.74%) Finance
7 13 (3.48%) Banking
8 11 (2.94%) Billing
9 9 (2.41%) Digital Economy
9 9 (2.41%) French Language
9 9 (2.41%) German Language
9 9 (2.41%) Multimedia
10 8 (2.14%) Documentation Skills
10 8 (2.14%) Influencing Skills
11 6 (1.60%) Local Government
11 6 (1.60%) Organisational Skills
11 6 (1.60%) Presentation Skills
12 5 (1.34%) Back Office
12 5 (1.34%) Military
13 4 (1.07%) Legal
Job Titles
1 114 (30.48%) Network Engineer
2 65 (17.38%) Analyst
3 45 (12.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 34 (9.09%) Support Analyst
5 31 (8.29%) Architect
6 29 (7.75%) IT Engineer
7 26 (6.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 26 (6.95%) Senior Network Engineer
7 26 (6.95%) Support Engineer
8 19 (5.08%) Cisco Engineer
9 18 (4.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 16 (4.28%) Network Architect
10 16 (4.28%) Service Analyst
11 13 (3.48%) Project Manager
11 13 (3.48%) Service Desk Analyst
11 13 (3.48%) Technical Support
11 13 (3.48%) WAN Engineer
12 12 (3.21%) LAN Engineer
12 12 (3.21%) LAN/WAN Engineer
12 12 (3.21%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.87%) LDAP
2 5 (1.34%) SAML
2 5 (1.34%) XMPP
3 2 (0.53%) HTML
3 2 (0.53%) OAuth
4 1 (0.27%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.27%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.27%) REST
4 1 (0.27%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 80 (21.39%) Data Centre
2 25 (6.68%) Management Information System
3 22 (5.88%) PKI
4 20 (5.35%) Video Conferencing
5 15 (4.01%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (2.94%) Driving Licence
7 10 (2.67%) User Experience
8 9 (2.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 9 (2.41%) Public Cloud
9 7 (1.87%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.07%) CESG
10 4 (1.07%) SCADA
10 4 (1.07%) Video\Live Streaming
11 3 (0.80%) CESG CLAS
11 3 (0.80%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.80%) Internet of Things
11 3 (0.80%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.53%) Smart Meter
13 1 (0.27%) Embedded Systems
13 1 (0.27%) Industrial Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 141 (37.70%) Windows
2 61 (16.31%) Windows Server
3 57 (15.24%) Windows 10
4 51 (13.64%) Linux
5 26 (6.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (4.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (3.21%) Windows Server 2016
7 12 (3.21%) Windows Server 2019
8 11 (2.94%) Android
8 11 (2.94%) Windows 7
9 7 (1.87%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (1.34%) Apple iOS
10 5 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (1.34%) SUSE
10 5 (1.34%) Unix
11 4 (1.07%) Debian
12 3 (0.80%) AIX
12 3 (0.80%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.80%) zOS
13 2 (0.53%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (24.87%) ITIL
2 59 (15.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 54 (14.44%) Problem-Solving
4 42 (11.23%) Project Management
5 33 (8.82%) Cybersecurity
5 33 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
6 32 (8.56%) Service Management
7 30 (8.02%) Service Delivery
8 26 (6.95%) Network Monitoring
9 24 (6.42%) Stakeholder Management
10 21 (5.61%) Change Management
11 19 (5.08%) Network Design
12 18 (4.81%) Customer Requirements
13 17 (4.55%) Business Continuity
13 17 (4.55%) Incident Management
13 17 (4.55%) Network Architecture
14 16 (4.28%) ITSM
15 14 (3.74%) Software Testing
16 13 (3.48%) Configuration Management
16 13 (3.48%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (6.42%) PowerShell
2 21 (5.61%) SQL
3 8 (2.14%) Python
4 6 (1.60%) C
5 2 (0.53%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.27%) Go
6 1 (0.27%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.27%) Perl
6 1 (0.27%) PHP
6 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 93 (24.87%) Cisco Certification
2 61 (16.31%) CCNP
3 47 (12.57%) CCNA
4 18 (4.81%) MCSE
4 18 (4.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (4.55%) Security Cleared
6 15 (4.01%) CCDP
6 15 (4.01%) CCIE
7 13 (3.48%) Degree
7 13 (3.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (2.67%) CISSP
9 9 (2.41%) MCP
10 8 (2.14%) SC Cleared
11 5 (1.34%) A+ Certification
11 5 (1.34%) DBS Check
11 5 (1.34%) JNCIP
12 4 (1.07%) DV Cleared
12 4 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.80%) CLAS
13 3 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.95%) SLA
2 17 (4.55%) GDPR
3 13 (3.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.87%) NIST
5 4 (1.07%) HIPAA
5 4 (1.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 3 (0.80%) SOC 2
7 2 (0.53%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.53%) PMO
8 1 (0.27%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 141 (37.70%) Active Directory
2 67 (17.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (11.76%) Hyper-V
4 15 (4.01%) VMware Workstation
5 10 (2.67%) vSphere
5 10 (2.67%) XenApp
6 9 (2.41%) VMware NSX
7 7 (1.87%) Virtual Desktop
7 7 (1.87%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (1.60%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.80%) OpenAM
9 3 (0.80%) OpenIDM
9 3 (0.80%) RACF
9 3 (0.80%) Terminal Server
9 3 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.80%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.53%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.53%) Firmware
11 1 (0.27%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 25 (6.68%) SCCM
2 18 (4.81%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (2.41%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 9 (2.41%) Ansible
3 9 (2.41%) NetBackup
3 9 (2.41%) Single Sign-On
3 9 (2.41%) vCenter Server
4 7 (1.87%) QRadar
5 6 (1.60%) SolarWinds Orion
6 5 (1.34%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (1.07%) MobiControl
7 4 (1.07%) WSUS
8 3 (0.80%) CA Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.80%) Oracle Identity Management
8 3 (0.80%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (0.80%) Terraform
9 2 (0.53%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.53%) Grafana
9 2 (0.53%) Icinga
9 2 (0.53%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 147 (39.30%) Microsoft
2 146 (39.04%) Cisco
3 123 (32.89%) VMware
4 59 (15.78%) Citrix
5 42 (11.23%) Palo Alto
6 39 (10.43%) F5
7 33 (8.82%) SolarWinds
8 31 (8.29%) Juniper
9 30 (8.02%) HP
10 27 (7.22%) Meraki
11 25 (6.68%) Veeam
12 20 (5.35%) Dell
13 18 (4.81%) CheckPoint
14 17 (4.55%) Fortinet
15 13 (3.48%) Aruba
15 13 (3.48%) Oracle
15 13 (3.48%) Remedy
16 12 (3.21%) EMC
17 11 (2.94%) Symantec
18 10 (2.67%) Zscaler