Period
to 11 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 11 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > South West
6 months to
11 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 112 152 145
Rank change year-on-year +40 -7 -55
Permanent jobs citing WAN 270 210 244
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.78% 2.10% 2.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.69% 13.54% 13.63%
Number of salaries quoted 242 167 224
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £24,250 £25,650 £22,575
90th Percentile £60,000 £75,000 £52,500
England median annual salary £43,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.33% - +4.65%

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 West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,721 1,551 1,790
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 17.71% 15.48% 17.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1,373 1,226 1,476
South West median annual salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in the South West

WAN
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WAN in the South West.

Salary trend for WAN in the South West

WAN
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in the South West over the 6 months to 11 November 2019.

Salary histogram for WAN in the South West

WAN
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the South West region over the 6 months to 11 November 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
Wiltshire -19 76 £48,250 +13.53% 10
Gloucestershire +33 72 £40,000 -5.88% 6
Bristol +54 67 £35,000 +6.06% 9
Dorset +2 43 £34,250 +0.74% 9
Devon -5 5 £47,500 +58.33% 8
Somerset +1 4 £42,500 +33.86% 2
Cornwall - 1 £24,000 - 1
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 11 November 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 West region with a requirement for WAN.

1 210 (77.78%) LAN
2 152 (56.30%) Windows
3 136 (50.37%) Cisco
4 128 (47.41%) Firewall
5 121 (44.81%) Active Directory
6 120 (44.44%) Windows Server
7 111 (41.11%) Microsoft
8 105 (38.89%) MS Exchange
9 87 (32.22%) Office 365
10 77 (28.52%) Windows Server 2012
11 74 (27.41%) Azure
12 71 (26.30%) VMware
13 70 (25.93%) ITIL
13 70 (25.93%) Wireless
14 68 (25.19%) Linux
14 68 (25.19%) Security Cleared
15 57 (21.11%) Windows 10
16 52 (19.26%) Cisco Certification
17 51 (18.89%) VMware Infrastructure
18 50 (18.52%) Project Delivery
19 49 (18.15%) Public Sector
20 48 (17.78%) AWS
21 47 (17.41%) Windows 7
22 43 (15.93%) Hyper-V
23 42 (15.56%) Citrix
24 39 (14.44%) Cisco Nexus
25 38 (14.07%) Information Security
25 38 (14.07%) SCCM
26 37 (13.70%) CCNA
27 34 (12.59%) Finance

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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
1 105 (38.89%) MS Exchange
2 33 (12.22%) Exchange Server 2013
3 25 (9.26%) SharePoint
4 11 (4.07%) SharePoint 2010
5 10 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
5 10 (3.70%) Skype for Business
6 9 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (3.33%) SAS
7 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.74%) IIS
8 1 (0.37%) Apache
Applications
1 26 (9.63%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (3.33%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.37%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.37%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 87 (32.22%) Office 365
2 74 (27.41%) Azure
3 48 (17.78%) AWS
4 17 (6.30%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (5.19%) IBM Cloud
5 14 (5.19%) SoftLayer
6 6 (2.22%) IaaS
7 5 (1.85%) SaaS
8 3 (1.11%) OneDrive
8 3 (1.11%) PaaS
9 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.37%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 210 (77.78%) LAN
2 128 (47.41%) Firewall
3 70 (25.93%) Wireless
4 39 (14.44%) Cisco Nexus
5 34 (12.59%) Unified Communications
6 32 (11.85%) Intrusion Detection
7 27 (10.00%) VoIP
7 27 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
8 26 (9.63%) TCP/IP
9 24 (8.89%) Cisco ASA
10 20 (7.41%) DNS
10 20 (7.41%) Network Security
11 16 (5.93%) Remote Desktop
12 15 (5.56%) Cisco Firepower
13 14 (5.19%) SAN
14 13 (4.81%) VPN
15 11 (4.07%) BGP
15 11 (4.07%) DHCP
16 10 (3.70%) OSPF
17 9 (3.33%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.96%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.37%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 49 (18.15%) Public Sector
2 34 (12.59%) Finance
3 11 (4.07%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.22%) Law
4 6 (2.22%) Legal
4 6 (2.22%) Retail
5 5 (1.85%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.11%) Back Office
6 3 (1.11%) Electronics
6 3 (1.11%) Marketing
7 1 (0.37%) Military
Job Titles
1 56 (20.74%) Support Engineer
2 53 (19.63%) Network Engineer
3 40 (14.81%) Analyst
4 27 (10.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 27 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 23 (8.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 22 (8.15%) 3rd Line Support
6 22 (8.15%) Architect
7 21 (7.78%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 21 (7.78%) Technical Engineer
8 20 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
8 20 (7.41%) IT Support
8 20 (7.41%) Support Analyst
9 18 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
10 17 (6.30%) Network Architect
11 16 (5.93%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 16 (5.93%) Technical Support
12 15 (5.56%) Developer
12 15 (5.56%) Senior Developer
13 14 (5.19%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.30%) JSON
2 16 (5.93%) Web Services
3 4 (1.48%) XMPP
4 2 (0.74%) YAML
5 1 (0.37%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 33 (12.22%) Data Centre
2 25 (9.26%) Driving Licence
2 25 (9.26%) Mobile Computing
3 23 (8.52%) Management Information System
4 10 (3.70%) Fat Client
4 10 (3.70%) Thin Client
5 9 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.85%) Replication
8 4 (1.48%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.48%) Social Media
8 4 (1.48%) Wiki
9 3 (1.11%) BYOD
9 3 (1.11%) IPTV
9 3 (1.11%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.74%) User Experience
11 1 (0.37%) Cybercrime
11 1 (0.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 152 (56.30%) Windows
2 120 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 77 (28.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 68 (25.19%) Linux
5 57 (21.11%) Windows 10
6 47 (17.41%) Windows 7
7 31 (11.48%) Windows 8
7 31 (11.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (2.22%) CentOS
9 2 (0.74%) Solaris
10 1 (0.37%) Unix
10 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (25.93%) ITIL
2 50 (18.52%) Project Delivery
3 38 (14.07%) Information Security
4 33 (12.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 30 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
5 30 (11.11%) Service Management
6 29 (10.74%) Data Protection
6 29 (10.74%) Migration
6 29 (10.74%) Security Monitoring
7 23 (8.52%) IT Strategy
8 22 (8.15%) Technical Architecture
9 21 (7.78%) Information Assurance
9 21 (7.78%) Security Architecture
10 20 (7.41%) Architectural Design
11 19 (7.04%) Mentoring
12 18 (6.67%) Antivirus Management
13 16 (5.93%) ITIL V3
13 16 (5.93%) Network Design
13 16 (5.93%) Project Management
13 16 (5.93%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 26 (9.63%) SQL
2 18 (6.67%) Python
3 15 (5.56%) Bash Shell
3 15 (5.56%) C++
3 15 (5.56%) Java
3 15 (5.56%) JavaScript
3 15 (5.56%) Shell Script
4 12 (4.44%) PowerShell
5 6 (2.22%) C
Qualifications
1 68 (25.19%) Security Cleared
2 52 (19.26%) Cisco Certification
3 37 (13.70%) CCNA
4 32 (11.85%) CCNP
5 26 (9.63%) SC Cleared
6 22 (8.15%) DV Cleared
7 16 (5.93%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (4.81%) MCSA
9 11 (4.07%) MCSE
10 6 (2.22%) Degree
11 5 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (1.85%) CCDP
11 5 (1.85%) CCIE
12 4 (1.48%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 3 (1.11%) A+ Certification
13 3 (1.11%) HNC
13 3 (1.11%) HND
13 3 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.74%) MCITP
15 1 (0.37%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (9.26%) SLA
2 1 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 121 (44.81%) Active Directory
2 51 (18.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (15.93%) Hyper-V
4 15 (5.56%) XenApp
5 9 (3.33%) DFS Replication
6 7 (2.59%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.85%) Terminal Services
7 5 (1.85%) vSphere
8 3 (1.11%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.74%) Firmware
9 2 (0.74%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.37%) Docker
10 1 (0.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 38 (14.07%) SCCM
2 29 (10.74%) SCOM
3 11 (4.07%) vCenter Server
4 10 (3.70%) WSUS
5 9 (3.33%) Microsoft Clustering
6 7 (2.59%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (2.59%) Puppet
7 5 (1.85%) Cisco Prime
7 5 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (1.85%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (1.11%) Backup Exec
8 3 (1.11%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.74%) Cisco LMS
9 2 (0.74%) Nagios
9 2 (0.74%) Opsview
10 1 (0.37%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 136 (50.37%) Cisco
2 111 (41.11%) Microsoft
3 71 (26.30%) VMware
4 42 (15.56%) Citrix
5 27 (10.00%) Meraki
6 22 (8.15%) Juniper
7 18 (6.67%) AVG
8 16 (5.93%) Apple
8 16 (5.93%) Fortinet
9 14 (5.19%) F5
10 12 (4.44%) CheckPoint
11 11 (4.07%) McAfee
11 11 (4.07%) Veeam
12 9 (3.33%) IronPort
12 9 (3.33%) Sage
13 8 (2.96%) SolarWinds
14 6 (2.22%) Avaya
14 6 (2.22%) Red Hat
15 5 (1.85%) Dell
16 4 (1.48%) HP