Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > South West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 135 85 96
Rank change year-on-year -50 +11 +14
Permanent jobs citing WAN 246 382 371
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.39% 3.55% 3.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.72% 19.26% 16.45%
Number of salaries quoted 225 353 358
South West median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £22,600 £22,016 £21,750
90th Percentile £52,500 £53,950 £65,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +6.55%

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 1793 1983 2256
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 17.43% 18.42% 18.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1474 1630 1977
South West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £58,750 £63,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 +10 111 £36,000 +2.86%
Bristol -63 55 £40,000 -1.84% 6
Gloucestershire +7 36 £39,000 -8.24% 1
Dorset -9 17 £37,500 +33.93% 1
Cornwall -14 11 £35,000 +42.86%
Somerset -23 9 £27,000 -28.95% 1
Devon -17 7 £24,000 -25.58% 1
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for WAN.

1 221 (89.84%) LAN
2 147 (59.76%) Cisco
3 104 (42.28%) Windows
4 100 (40.65%) VMware
5 99 (40.24%) Cisco Certification
6 98 (39.84%) Firewall
7 88 (35.77%) Microsoft
8 75 (30.49%) VMware Infrastructure
9 69 (28.05%) Active Directory
10 66 (26.83%) CCNA
11 65 (26.42%) ITIL
12 63 (25.61%) Security Cleared
13 60 (24.39%) CCNP
14 58 (23.58%) TCP/IP
15 54 (21.95%) VPN
15 54 (21.95%) Windows Server
16 53 (21.54%) DV Cleared
17 50 (20.33%) Cisco Nexus
18 47 (19.11%) Incident Management
19 46 (18.70%) Network Monitoring
19 46 (18.70%) SLA
20 43 (17.48%) Security Patching
21 42 (17.07%) Wi-Fi
22 41 (16.67%) VoIP
22 41 (16.67%) Nagios
22 41 (16.67%) Opsview
22 41 (16.67%) Capacity Management
23 40 (16.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
23 40 (16.26%) Service Management
24 39 (15.85%) Linux

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 29 (11.79%) MS Exchange
2 10 (4.07%) Skype for Business
3 8 (3.25%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (2.03%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.63%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.81%) IIS
7 2 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.81%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (6.10%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.03%) Houdini
2 5 (2.03%) Maya
2 5 (2.03%) NUKE
2 5 (2.03%) Photoshop
3 4 (1.63%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.63%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 28 (11.38%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (9.35%) Office 365
3 16 (6.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (2.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (1.63%) IBM Cloud
5 4 (1.63%) SaaS
5 4 (1.63%) SoftLayer
6 2 (0.81%) IaaS
6 2 (0.81%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 221 (89.84%) LAN
2 98 (39.84%) Firewall
3 58 (23.58%) TCP/IP
4 54 (21.95%) VPN
5 50 (20.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 42 (17.07%) Wi-Fi
7 41 (16.67%) VoIP
8 39 (15.85%) EIGRP
8 39 (15.85%) NX-OS
9 38 (15.45%) DNS
10 37 (15.04%) DHCP
11 35 (14.23%) Wireless
12 32 (13.01%) BGP
13 26 (10.57%) Cisco IOS
14 25 (10.16%) Wireshark
15 24 (9.76%) Network Security
16 23 (9.35%) SAN
17 18 (7.32%) VLAN
18 17 (6.91%) MPLS
19 16 (6.50%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (0.81%) Big Data
2 2 (0.81%) NoSQL
2 2 (0.81%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.41%) DB2
3 1 (0.41%) MySQL
3 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 40 (16.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.81%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.81%) Mercurial
General
1 32 (13.01%) Finance
2 12 (4.88%) Marketing
2 12 (4.88%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.44%) Advertising
3 6 (2.44%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.03%) Electronics
5 4 (1.63%) Military
6 2 (0.81%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.81%) Games
7 1 (0.41%) Back Office
7 1 (0.41%) Local Government
7 1 (0.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 96 (39.02%) Network Engineer
2 37 (15.04%) Analyst
3 29 (11.79%) Support Engineer
4 27 (10.98%) IT Engineer
5 20 (8.13%) IT Support
6 19 (7.72%) Network Support
6 19 (7.72%) Senior Network Engineer
7 18 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 16 (6.50%) Support Analyst
9 15 (6.10%) Network Analyst
10 12 (4.88%) IT Support Engineer
11 11 (4.47%) Field Engineer
11 11 (4.47%) Linux Engineer
12 9 (3.66%) 3rd Line Support
12 9 (3.66%) Network Support Analyst
12 9 (3.66%) Network Support Engineer
13 8 (3.25%) Administrator
13 8 (3.25%) Cisco Analyst
13 8 (3.25%) Cisco Engineer
13 8 (3.25%) Cisco Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.66%) Web Services
2 2 (0.81%) Java EE
2 2 (0.81%) JSON
2 2 (0.81%) Middleware
2 2 (0.81%) REST
2 2 (0.81%) SOAP
2 2 (0.81%) WSDL
2 2 (0.81%) XSD
3 1 (0.41%) .NET
3 1 (0.41%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (13.41%) Data Centre
2 17 (6.91%) Driving Licence
3 11 (4.47%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.66%) Life Science
5 6 (2.44%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.44%) PMI
6 5 (2.03%) Animation
6 5 (2.03%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.63%) FMCG
7 4 (1.63%) Mobile Computing
7 4 (1.63%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.22%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.22%) Cybercrime
9 2 (0.81%) CLARiiON
9 2 (0.81%) CMDB
9 2 (0.81%) EMC VNX
9 2 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.81%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.41%) CCTV
10 1 (0.41%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 104 (42.28%) Windows
2 54 (21.95%) Windows Server
3 39 (15.85%) Linux
4 27 (10.98%) Windows 7
5 23 (9.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (8.13%) Unix
7 17 (6.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (4.47%) Windows 10
10 10 (4.07%) Windows XP
11 9 (3.66%) Windows 8
12 7 (2.85%) CentOS
13 3 (1.22%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.81%) AIX
14 2 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (26.42%) ITIL
2 47 (19.11%) Incident Management
3 46 (18.70%) Network Monitoring
4 43 (17.48%) Security Patching
5 41 (16.67%) Capacity Management
6 40 (16.26%) Service Management
7 39 (15.85%) Root Cause Analysis
8 17 (6.91%) Load Balancing
9 16 (6.50%) Information Security
10 15 (6.10%) Project Management
11 13 (5.28%) Change Management
11 13 (5.28%) Service Delivery
12 12 (4.88%) IT Strategy
12 12 (4.88%) Presales
13 11 (4.47%) Cybersecurity
13 11 (4.47%) PRINCE2
14 10 (4.07%) Problem Management
14 10 (4.07%) Security Monitoring
15 9 (3.66%) Mobile Device Management
16 8 (3.25%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 27 (10.98%) Python
2 14 (5.69%) SQL
3 11 (4.47%) C
4 4 (1.63%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.81%) AWK
5 2 (0.81%) C++
5 2 (0.81%) Java
5 2 (0.81%) Korn
5 2 (0.81%) Perl
5 2 (0.81%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.41%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.41%) PHP
6 1 (0.41%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 99 (40.24%) Cisco Certification
2 66 (26.83%) CCNA
3 63 (25.61%) Security Cleared
4 60 (24.39%) CCNP
5 53 (21.54%) DV Cleared
6 38 (15.45%) SC Cleared
7 26 (10.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (4.47%) MCITP
8 11 (4.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (4.07%) MCTS
10 8 (3.25%) CISSP
11 7 (2.85%) CISM
11 7 (2.85%) MCDST
11 7 (2.85%) MCP
11 7 (2.85%) Network+ Certification
11 7 (2.85%) Novell Certification
11 7 (2.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 7 (2.85%) SANS
11 7 (2.85%) SSCP
12 6 (2.44%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (18.70%) SLA
2 21 (8.54%) PCI DSS
3 11 (4.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.81%) PMO
4 2 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 75 (30.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 69 (28.05%) Active Directory
3 20 (8.13%) VMware ESXi
4 19 (7.72%) Hyper-V
5 18 (7.32%) vSphere
6 5 (2.03%) Firmware
6 5 (2.03%) NFS
6 5 (2.03%) Samba
7 3 (1.22%) Docker
7 3 (1.22%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.41%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 41 (16.67%) Nagios
1 41 (16.67%) Opsview
2 39 (15.85%) Cisco LMS
3 16 (6.50%) Cisco Prime
4 12 (4.88%) WSUS
5 10 (4.07%) SCCM
6 6 (2.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (2.03%) Puppet
8 3 (1.22%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.81%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.81%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.41%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.41%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.41%) SCOM
Vendors
1 147 (59.76%) Cisco
2 100 (40.65%) VMware
3 88 (35.77%) Microsoft
4 23 (9.35%) Citrix
4 23 (9.35%) Dell
5 19 (7.72%) CheckPoint
6 17 (6.91%) Juniper
7 16 (6.50%) Meraki
8 13 (5.28%) HP
9 12 (4.88%) SonicWALL
10 11 (4.47%) Aruba
10 11 (4.47%) Avaya
11 9 (3.66%) Oracle
12 8 (3.25%) F5
12 8 (3.25%) IBM
12 8 (3.25%) NETGEAR
13 7 (2.85%) Apple
13 7 (2.85%) Red Hat
13 7 (2.85%) SAP
14 6 (2.44%) SolarWinds