Period
to 14 August 2020

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 14 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > South West
6 months to
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 88 86 140
Rank change year-on-year -2 +54 -2
Permanent jobs citing WAN 137 340 222
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 3.28% 3.38% 2.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.08% 18.76% 12.69%
Number of salaries quoted 121 329 184
Median annual salary £32,500 £40,000 £39,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.75% +1.91% +9.03%
10th Percentile £23,000 £23,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £60,000 £56,600
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%

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 718 1,812 1,749
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 17.16% 18.02% 16.73%
Number of salaries quoted 571 1,426 1,393
Median annual salary £41,500 £42,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.19% -1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,500 £25,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £61,226 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,972 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.76% -3.22% +5.56%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing WAN as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing WAN in the South West.

Salary trend for WAN in the South West

WAN
Salary Histogram in the South West

Salary distribution for jobs citing WAN in the South West over the 6 months to 14 August 2020.

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 14 August 2020. 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 +18 58 £35,000 -30.00% 3
Dorset +11 30 £25,750 -35.63% 5
Bristol +28 27 £33,250 -4.66% 5
Somerset +22 10 £46,250 -22.92% 1
Gloucestershire -6 8 £23,500 -32.86% 4
Devon +24 4 £30,125 - 6
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 2020, 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.

1 125 (91.24%) LAN
2 88 (64.23%) Windows
3 65 (47.45%) Cisco
4 64 (46.72%) Active Directory
5 62 (45.26%) VMware
6 61 (44.53%) Windows Server
7 60 (43.80%) Microsoft
8 46 (33.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 43 (31.39%) Firewall
10 42 (30.66%) Linux
11 38 (27.74%) Wireless
11 38 (27.74%) Incident Management
12 35 (25.55%) Office 365
13 32 (23.36%) Cisco Certification
14 30 (21.90%) VPN
15 28 (20.44%) Data Centre
15 28 (20.44%) Problem-Solving
16 26 (18.98%) VoIP
16 26 (18.98%) ITIL
16 26 (18.98%) CCNP
17 25 (18.25%) VLAN
18 24 (17.52%) TCP/IP
19 23 (16.79%) DHCP
19 23 (16.79%) SQL Server
20 22 (16.06%) Network Security
21 21 (15.33%) SQL
21 21 (15.33%) SLA
22 19 (13.87%) Microsoft Office
22 19 (13.87%) VMware Infrastructure
23 18 (13.14%) Cisco ASA

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 10 (7.30%) MS Exchange
2 8 (5.84%) SharePoint
3 7 (5.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.19%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.46%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (13.87%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.73%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.19%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 35 (25.55%) Office 365
2 13 (9.49%) Azure
3 11 (8.03%) AWS
4 4 (2.92%) OneDrive
5 3 (2.19%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.73%) IaaS
6 1 (0.73%) Power Automate
6 1 (0.73%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.73%) PowerApps
6 1 (0.73%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 125 (91.24%) LAN
2 43 (31.39%) Firewall
3 38 (27.74%) Wireless
4 30 (21.90%) VPN
5 26 (18.98%) VoIP
6 25 (18.25%) VLAN
7 24 (17.52%) TCP/IP
8 23 (16.79%) DHCP
9 22 (16.06%) Network Security
10 18 (13.14%) Cisco ASA
10 18 (13.14%) DNS
11 17 (12.41%) Wi-Fi
12 15 (10.95%) MPLS
13 14 (10.22%) BGP
13 14 (10.22%) OSPF
13 14 (10.22%) SAN
14 13 (9.49%) WLAN
15 8 (5.84%) EIGRP
16 7 (5.11%) IPsec
16 7 (5.11%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (16.79%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.65%) MySQL
3 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.73%) Power BI
3 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 8 (5.84%) Finance
2 6 (4.38%) Public Sector
3 5 (3.65%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.46%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.46%) Back Office
5 1 (0.73%) Law
5 1 (0.73%) Legal
Job Titles
1 44 (32.12%) IT Support
2 25 (18.25%) Analyst
3 21 (15.33%) Network Engineer
4 17 (12.41%) 2nd Line Support
4 17 (12.41%) Support Engineer
5 16 (11.68%) 3rd Line Support
6 13 (9.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (8.03%) Consultant
7 11 (8.03%) Network Analyst
7 11 (8.03%) Network Consultant
7 11 (8.03%) Support Analyst
8 9 (6.57%) IT Manager
9 8 (5.84%) Cisco Engineer
9 8 (5.84%) Service Manager
10 7 (5.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (5.11%) IT Engineer
10 7 (5.11%) IT Services Manager
10 7 (5.11%) IT Technical Manager
10 7 (5.11%) Technical Manager
10 7 (5.11%) Technical Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.46%) X-Windows
2 1 (0.73%) PostGIS
2 1 (0.73%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (20.44%) Data Centre
2 12 (8.76%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.65%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.92%) CCTV
5 4 (2.92%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.46%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.73%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.73%) Clustering
7 1 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.73%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.73%) Reinsurance
7 1 (0.73%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 88 (64.23%) Windows
2 61 (44.53%) Windows Server
3 42 (30.66%) Linux
4 14 (10.22%) Windows Server 2016
5 13 (9.49%) Windows 10
5 13 (9.49%) Windows Server 2019
6 12 (8.76%) Windows 7
7 8 (5.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (4.38%) Android
8 6 (4.38%) Apple iOS
9 4 (2.92%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.46%) CentOS
10 2 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.73%) HPUX
11 1 (0.73%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.73%) Solaris
11 1 (0.73%) Unix
11 1 (0.73%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.73%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (33.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 38 (27.74%) Incident Management
3 28 (20.44%) Problem-Solving
4 26 (18.98%) ITIL
5 16 (11.68%) Mentoring
6 14 (10.22%) Disaster Recovery
7 12 (8.76%) Presales
8 10 (7.30%) Load Balancing
8 10 (7.30%) Problem Management
9 9 (6.57%) Mobile Device Management
10 8 (5.84%) Configuration Management
10 8 (5.84%) Server Management
11 7 (5.11%) Information Security
11 7 (5.11%) Migration
11 7 (5.11%) Network Management
11 7 (5.11%) Project Delivery
12 6 (4.38%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (3.65%) Root Cause Analysis
13 5 (3.65%) Service Management
13 5 (3.65%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 21 (15.33%) SQL
2 9 (6.57%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.73%) C
3 1 (0.73%) Perl
3 1 (0.73%) Python
Qualifications
1 32 (23.36%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (18.98%) CCNP
3 16 (11.68%) SC Cleared
3 16 (11.68%) Security Cleared
4 15 (10.95%) CCNA
5 9 (6.57%) Degree
6 8 (5.84%) CCIE
7 5 (3.65%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.19%) CCDP
8 3 (2.19%) HND
9 2 (1.46%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 2 (1.46%) CISSP
10 1 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.73%) MCSA
10 1 (0.73%) MCSE
10 1 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (15.33%) SLA
2 9 (6.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 64 (46.72%) Active Directory
2 19 (13.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (8.03%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.92%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (2.19%) VMware Server
5 3 (2.19%) vSphere
5 3 (2.19%) XenApp
5 3 (2.19%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 15 (10.95%) Cisco Prime
2 9 (6.57%) SCCM
3 5 (3.65%) vCenter Server
4 3 (2.19%) FortiGate
4 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (2.19%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (1.46%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.73%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.73%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.73%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 65 (47.45%) Cisco
2 62 (45.26%) VMware
3 60 (43.80%) Microsoft
4 17 (12.41%) Citrix
5 15 (10.95%) CheckPoint
6 12 (8.76%) HP
7 11 (8.03%) Dell
7 11 (8.03%) Juniper
8 10 (7.30%) Meraki
8 10 (7.30%) SolarWinds
9 7 (5.11%) SonicWALL
9 7 (5.11%) Veeam
10 4 (2.92%) Aruba
10 4 (2.92%) F5
10 4 (2.92%) FireEye
10 4 (2.92%) Infoblox
11 3 (2.19%) McAfee
11 3 (2.19%) Nokia
11 3 (2.19%) Palo Alto
11 3 (2.19%) Sage