WAN Jobs in the South West

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > South West

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 February 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
20 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 88 153 144
Rank change year-on-year +65 -9 -38
Permanent jobs citing WAN 226 142 169
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 3.22% 1.96% 2.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.14% 12.18% 15.72%
Number of salaries quoted 183 108 96
10th Percentile £30,500 £28,200 £28,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £49,000 £43,250 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +13.29% +8.13% -11.11%
75th Percentile £51,750 £50,591 £48,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £63,100 £63,125
England median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -5.26%

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South West

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,069 1,166 1,075
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 15.23% 16.07% 14.89%
Number of salaries quoted 822 651 620
10th Percentile £27,524 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £35,000 £34,585 £31,688
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,875 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.61% - +4.65%
75th Percentile £58,750 £62,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £82,500 £71,375
England median annual salary £50,000 £51,536 £51,000
% change year-on-year -2.98% +1.05% +2.00%

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 20 February 2024.

Salary histogram for WAN in the South West

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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 February 2024. 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
Jobs
Devon +18 74 £49,000 +28.14% 8
Gloucestershire +26 52 £49,000 +15.29% 13
Wiltshire +32 40 £49,000 +2.08% 13
Bristol +17 24 £37,500 -32.13% 9
Dorset +1 18 £45,000 -5.26% 7
Cornwall +14 9 £31,000 +19.23% 1
Somerset +28 6 £50,886 +13.08% 3
WAN
England

WAN
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 41 (18.14%) SharePoint
2 15 (6.64%) Microsoft Exchange
3 3 (1.33%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.44%) Apache
4 1 (0.44%) Confluence
4 1 (0.44%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (6.19%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 74 (32.74%) Azure
2 69 (30.53%) Microsoft 365
3 44 (19.47%) Entra ID
4 27 (11.95%) OneDrive
5 17 (7.52%) AWS
6 11 (4.87%) PaaS
7 9 (3.98%) IaaS
8 8 (3.54%) Power Platform
9 5 (2.21%) Mimecast
9 5 (2.21%) SaaS
10 3 (1.33%) AWS Fargate
10 3 (1.33%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (1.33%) GCP
10 3 (1.33%) Serverless
11 2 (0.88%) Nutanix
12 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 179 (79.20%) LAN
2 105 (46.46%) Firewall
3 51 (22.57%) DNS
4 49 (21.68%) VPN
5 47 (20.80%) DHCP
6 45 (19.91%) SD-WAN
6 45 (19.91%) Wi-Fi
7 37 (16.37%) VLAN
8 25 (11.06%) IPsec
9 23 (10.18%) BGP
10 21 (9.29%) Cisco ASA
10 21 (9.29%) TCP/IP
11 20 (8.85%) Wireless
12 19 (8.41%) MPLS
12 19 (8.41%) Network Security
12 19 (8.41%) OSPF
13 18 (7.96%) SAN
14 17 (7.52%) 5G
15 11 (4.87%) Cisco IOS
15 11 (4.87%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.77%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (1.33%) Apache Hive
3 3 (1.33%) Big Data
3 3 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.33%) DynamoDB
3 3 (1.33%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.33%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (3.54%) LabVIEW
2 4 (1.77%) Git
2 4 (1.77%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.44%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.44%) JIRA
General
1 45 (19.91%) Social Skills
2 27 (11.95%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (10.18%) Aerospace
3 23 (10.18%) Retail
4 18 (7.96%) Finance
5 14 (6.19%) Manufacturing
6 10 (4.42%) Military
6 10 (4.42%) Police
7 8 (3.54%) Presentation Skills
8 6 (2.65%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 5 (2.21%) Games
9 5 (2.21%) Organisational Skills
10 4 (1.77%) Marketing
11 3 (1.33%) Legal
11 3 (1.33%) Public Sector
11 3 (1.33%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.88%) Local Government
12 2 (0.88%) Publishing
13 1 (0.44%) French Language
13 1 (0.44%) Law
Job Titles
1 86 (38.05%) Senior
2 74 (32.74%) Network Engineer
3 64 (28.32%) Senior Network Engineer
4 28 (12.39%) Support Engineer
5 27 (11.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 15 (6.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 15 (6.64%) IT Engineer
7 10 (4.42%) Administrator
7 10 (4.42%) IT Support
7 10 (4.42%) Security Manager
7 10 (4.42%) Systems Administrator
8 9 (3.98%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 9 (3.98%) IT Support Engineer
9 8 (3.54%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (3.54%) Product Engineer
9 8 (3.54%) RF Engineer
9 8 (3.54%) Technical Engineer
9 8 (3.54%) Technical Support
9 8 (3.54%) Technical Support Engineer
9 8 (3.54%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.33%) .NET
1 3 (1.33%) Apache NiFi
1 3 (1.33%) JDBC
1 3 (1.33%) Kafka
1 3 (1.33%) Node.js
1 3 (1.33%) ODBC
1 3 (1.33%) OLE DB
1 3 (1.33%) React
1 3 (1.33%) Regular Expression
1 3 (1.33%) RESTful
2 2 (0.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.85%) Driving Licence
2 17 (7.52%) Data Centre
3 12 (5.31%) GNSS
3 12 (5.31%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (3.98%) CCTV
5 5 (2.21%) Fat Client
5 5 (2.21%) Security Operations Centre
5 5 (2.21%) Thin Client
6 4 (1.77%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.33%) Cyber Defence
7 3 (1.33%) Product Ownership
7 3 (1.33%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.88%) Clustering
8 2 (0.88%) CMDB
8 2 (0.88%) Handset
8 2 (0.88%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.88%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.44%) PropTech
9 1 (0.44%) Replication
9 1 (0.44%) Security Posture
Operating Systems
1 94 (41.59%) Windows
2 53 (23.45%) Windows Server
3 20 (8.85%) Linux
4 19 (8.41%) Windows 10
5 15 (6.64%) Unix
5 15 (6.64%) Windows Server 2016
5 15 (6.64%) Windows Server 2019
6 6 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (2.21%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.44%) CentOS
9 1 (0.44%) Debian
9 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (19.47%) Problem-Solving
2 42 (18.58%) ITIL
3 35 (15.49%) Cybersecurity
4 31 (13.72%) Customer Service
5 27 (11.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 21 (9.29%) Mentoring
7 20 (8.85%) Incident Management
8 19 (8.41%) Time Management
9 17 (7.52%) Agile
9 17 (7.52%) B2B
9 17 (7.52%) Test Assurance
9 17 (7.52%) Test Automation
10 16 (7.08%) Service Delivery
11 15 (6.64%) Data Security
12 14 (6.19%) Load Balancing
13 13 (5.75%) Service Management
14 12 (5.31%) Project Delivery
14 12 (5.31%) Project Management
15 10 (4.42%) Kalman Filter
15 10 (4.42%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 25 (11.06%) PowerShell
2 18 (7.96%) Python
3 15 (6.64%) SQL
4 10 (4.42%) Bash
5 8 (3.54%) MATLAB
6 5 (2.21%) Perl
7 4 (1.77%) C++
8 3 (1.33%) C#
8 3 (1.33%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.88%) C
9 2 (0.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 67 (29.65%) Security Cleared
2 53 (23.45%) DV Cleared
3 26 (11.50%) A+ Certification
4 21 (9.29%) SC Cleared
5 17 (7.52%) Degree
6 13 (5.75%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (4.42%) CCNP
8 8 (3.54%) HND
9 6 (2.65%) CCIE
10 5 (2.21%) CISM
10 5 (2.21%) CISSP
10 5 (2.21%) Network+ Certification
10 5 (2.21%) PMP
10 5 (2.21%) SSCP
11 3 (1.33%) CCDP
11 3 (1.33%) CCNA
12 2 (0.88%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 2 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.88%) MCSE
12 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.54%) SLA
2 6 (2.65%) GDPR
2 6 (2.65%) PMO
3 5 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.44%) QA
System Software
1 74 (32.74%) Active Directory
2 40 (17.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (13.72%) Hyper-V
4 12 (5.31%) vSphere
5 3 (1.33%) BitLocker
5 3 (1.33%) HDFS
5 3 (1.33%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.88%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.88%) XenApp
7 1 (0.44%) Firmware
7 1 (0.44%) KVM
7 1 (0.44%) QEMU
7 1 (0.44%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (5.31%) FortiGate
1 12 (5.31%) Microsoft Intune
2 7 (3.10%) SCCM
3 6 (2.65%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (2.65%) SCVMM
4 5 (2.21%) WSUS
5 4 (1.77%) Terraform
6 3 (1.33%) Oozie
6 3 (1.33%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.88%) EdgeSight
7 2 (0.88%) Nagios
7 2 (0.88%) OfficeScan
7 2 (0.88%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (0.88%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.44%) Ansible
8 1 (0.44%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.44%) Puppet
8 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 96 (42.48%) Cisco
2 58 (25.66%) VMware
3 47 (20.80%) Microsoft
4 18 (7.96%) CheckPoint
5 17 (7.52%) Fortinet
6 15 (6.64%) Meraki
7 10 (4.42%) Citrix
8 9 (3.98%) F5
9 8 (3.54%) Veeam
10 7 (3.10%) HP
10 7 (3.10%) SolarWinds
11 6 (2.65%) McAfee
12 5 (2.21%) Juniper
13 4 (1.77%) Aruba
14 3 (1.33%) Google
14 3 (1.33%) Red Hat
14 3 (1.33%) Splunk
15 2 (0.88%) Draytek
15 2 (0.88%) Ivanti
15 2 (0.88%) SonicWALL