Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England > South West
6 months to
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 129 151 140
Rank change year-on-year +22 -11 -47
Permanent jobs citing WAN 204 192 242
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.36% 1.95% 2.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.55% 13.20% 12.97%
Number of salaries quoted 184 163 213
South West median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £24,250 £26,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £64,625 £70,000 £52,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 1,506 1,454 1,866
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 17.42% 14.74% 18.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1,206 1,113 1,500
South West median annual salary £41,250 £44,657 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.63% +6.33% +12.00%
10th Percentile £24,375 £25,500 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +1 76 £40,000 -5.88% 10
Gloucestershire +9 50 £43,000 -3.71% 6
Bristol +24 32 £45,000 +36.36% 14
Dorset -3 29 £29,000 -22.67% 7
Devon +7 9 £40,000 +14.29% 6
Somerset +20 7 £50,000 +36.05% 4
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 176 (86.27%) LAN
2 103 (50.49%) Cisco
3 100 (49.02%) Windows
4 96 (47.06%) Firewall
5 79 (38.73%) Wireless
6 78 (38.24%) Windows Server
7 74 (36.27%) Active Directory
8 72 (35.29%) Microsoft
9 62 (30.39%) VMware
10 61 (29.90%) Office 365
11 58 (28.43%) MS Exchange
12 55 (26.96%) Cisco Certification
13 46 (22.55%) VMware Infrastructure
14 40 (19.61%) Azure
15 38 (18.63%) CCNP
16 33 (16.18%) Linux
16 33 (16.18%) Network Security
17 31 (15.20%) Cisco ASA
17 31 (15.20%) Windows Server 2012
18 30 (14.71%) Data Centre
18 30 (14.71%) Security Cleared
19 29 (14.22%) ITIL
19 29 (14.22%) Windows 10
20 28 (13.73%) Project Delivery
20 28 (13.73%) SLA
21 27 (13.24%) Cisco Nexus
22 26 (12.75%) Windows 7
22 26 (12.75%) Meraki
22 26 (12.75%) CCNA
23 25 (12.25%) VLAN

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 58 (28.43%) MS Exchange
2 24 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 17 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 7 (3.43%) Skype for Business
5 6 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.98%) IIS
7 1 (0.49%) Apache
Applications
1 22 (10.78%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 61 (29.90%) Office 365
2 40 (19.61%) Azure
3 13 (6.37%) AWS
4 9 (4.41%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (2.94%) IaaS
5 6 (2.94%) SaaS
6 3 (1.47%) OneDrive
6 3 (1.47%) PaaS
7 1 (0.49%) GCP
7 1 (0.49%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.49%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 176 (86.27%) LAN
2 96 (47.06%) Firewall
3 79 (38.73%) Wireless
4 33 (16.18%) Network Security
5 31 (15.20%) Cisco ASA
6 27 (13.24%) Cisco Nexus
7 25 (12.25%) Cisco Firepower
7 25 (12.25%) VLAN
8 18 (8.82%) Cisco ISE
9 17 (8.33%) DNS
9 17 (8.33%) TCP/IP
10 16 (7.84%) DHCP
10 16 (7.84%) VoIP
10 16 (7.84%) WLAN
11 14 (6.86%) VPN
12 12 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
12 12 (5.88%) MPLS
12 12 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
13 11 (5.39%) BGP
13 11 (5.39%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.96%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.98%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.98%) JIRA
2 1 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 21 (10.29%) Finance
2 19 (9.31%) Public Sector
3 11 (5.39%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.94%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.94%) Retail
5 3 (1.47%) Advertising
5 3 (1.47%) Electronics
5 3 (1.47%) Legal
5 3 (1.47%) Marketing
6 2 (0.98%) Law
7 1 (0.49%) Back Office
7 1 (0.49%) Military
Job Titles
1 48 (23.53%) Network Engineer
2 44 (21.57%) Support Engineer
3 28 (13.73%) Analyst
4 23 (11.27%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 20 (9.80%) Consultant
6 18 (8.82%) IT Support
7 16 (7.84%) 2nd Line Support
7 16 (7.84%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 16 (7.84%) Support Analyst
8 15 (7.35%) Network Consultant
9 14 (6.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 12 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 12 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
10 12 (5.88%) Service Analyst
10 12 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
11 11 (5.39%) IT Engineer
12 10 (4.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 10 (4.90%) Architect
12 10 (4.90%) Lead Network Engineer
12 10 (4.90%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.94%) JSON
2 5 (2.45%) Web Services
3 2 (0.98%) YAML
4 1 (0.49%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 30 (14.71%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.39%) Management Information System
3 9 (4.41%) Driving Licence
4 8 (3.92%) Mobile Computing
5 7 (3.43%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (2.94%) Fat Client
6 6 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.94%) Thin Client
7 5 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.47%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.47%) Replication
9 2 (0.98%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.49%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.49%) BYOD
10 1 (0.49%) Clustering
10 1 (0.49%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 1 (0.49%) IVR
10 1 (0.49%) User Experience
10 1 (0.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 100 (49.02%) Windows
2 78 (38.24%) Windows Server
3 33 (16.18%) Linux
4 31 (15.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (14.22%) Windows 10
6 26 (12.75%) Windows 7
7 18 (8.82%) Windows 8
8 16 (7.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.49%) Android
9 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.49%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (14.22%) ITIL
2 28 (13.73%) Project Delivery
3 25 (12.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 25 (12.25%) Mentoring
4 23 (11.27%) Cybersecurity
5 21 (10.29%) Incident Management
6 20 (9.80%) Presales
7 18 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
8 17 (8.33%) Information Security
8 17 (8.33%) Service Management
9 16 (7.84%) Network Virtualisation
10 15 (7.35%) Network Monitoring
11 13 (6.37%) Network Design
12 12 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
12 12 (5.88%) IT Strategy
13 11 (5.39%) Data Protection
13 11 (5.39%) Security Monitoring
14 10 (4.90%) Migration
14 10 (4.90%) Root Cause Analysis
14 10 (4.90%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (6.37%) SQL
2 7 (3.43%) Python
3 5 (2.45%) C++
4 4 (1.96%) Bash Shell
4 4 (1.96%) Java
4 4 (1.96%) JavaScript
4 4 (1.96%) PowerShell
4 4 (1.96%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.98%) C
6 1 (0.49%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 55 (26.96%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (18.63%) CCNP
3 30 (14.71%) Security Cleared
4 26 (12.75%) CCNA
5 18 (8.82%) CCDP
5 18 (8.82%) SC Cleared
6 16 (7.84%) CCIE
7 14 (6.86%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 10 (4.90%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (3.43%) MCSA
9 7 (3.43%) MCSE
10 6 (2.94%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (1.47%) CCSP
12 3 (1.47%) Degree
12 3 (1.47%) MCITP
12 3 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Certified Master
14 1 (0.49%) A+ Certification
14 1 (0.49%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (13.73%) SLA
2 3 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (0.49%) GxP
3 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 74 (36.27%) Active Directory
2 46 (22.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (9.80%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.45%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (2.45%) XenApp
5 3 (1.47%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.98%) Firmware
6 2 (0.98%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.49%) Docker
7 1 (0.49%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.49%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (11.76%) vCenter Server
2 14 (6.86%) Cisco Prime
2 14 (6.86%) SCCM
3 11 (5.39%) SCOM
4 5 (2.45%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (1.96%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.47%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (1.47%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.49%) Cisco LMS
7 1 (0.49%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.49%) Nagios
7 1 (0.49%) Opsview
7 1 (0.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 103 (50.49%) Cisco
2 72 (35.29%) Microsoft
3 62 (30.39%) VMware
4 26 (12.75%) Meraki
5 24 (11.76%) SolarWinds
6 22 (10.78%) Citrix
7 13 (6.37%) Veeam
8 11 (5.39%) F5
9 9 (4.41%) CheckPoint
10 8 (3.92%) Fortinet
10 8 (3.92%) HP
11 7 (3.43%) AVG
11 7 (3.43%) Dell
12 6 (2.94%) Juniper
13 4 (1.96%) Apple
14 3 (1.47%) IBM
14 3 (1.47%) Oracle
14 3 (1.47%) SAP
15 2 (0.98%) Avaya
15 2 (0.98%) BT