Period
to 20 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Watford 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 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 51 77 61
Rank change year-on-year +26 -16 -17
Permanent jobs citing WAN 15 21 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 3.13% 2.30% 3.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.49% 10.29% 14.90%
Number of salaries quoted 9 14 24
Watford median annual salary £47,000 £32,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +46.88% -28.89% -5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £57,000 £38,125 £82,500
Hertfordshire median annual salary £44,000 £37,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +17.33% -28.57% +35.48%

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 Watford with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Watford
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 143 204 208
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 29.79% 22.37% 23.27%
Number of salaries quoted 109 153 167
Watford median annual salary £39,500 £42,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.06% -10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £29,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £50,000 £72,000 £67,500
Hertfordshire median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.56% -5.26% +9.20%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Watford.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Watford

WAN
Salary Trend in Watford

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

Salary trend for WAN in Watford

WAN
Salary Histogram in Watford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Watford over the 6 months to 20 January 2020.

Salary histogram for WAN in Watford

For the 6 months to 20 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 Watford region with a requirement for WAN.

1 15 (100.00%) LAN
2 10 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (66.67%) Cisco
2 10 (66.67%) CCNA
2 10 (66.67%) Meraki
3 9 (60.00%) WLAN
4 8 (53.33%) VPN
5 7 (46.67%) Firewall
5 7 (46.67%) Network Architecture
6 6 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (40.00%) Network Management
6 6 (40.00%) F5
6 6 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (40.00%) Ansible
6 6 (40.00%) Palo Alto
6 6 (40.00%) Fortinet
6 6 (40.00%) Data Analysis
6 6 (40.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (40.00%) Network Security
6 6 (40.00%) VMware
6 6 (40.00%) Retail
6 6 (40.00%) Blue Coat
6 6 (40.00%) MPLS
6 6 (40.00%) OSPF
6 6 (40.00%) BGP
6 6 (40.00%) EIGRP
6 6 (40.00%) Radware
6 6 (40.00%) DNS
6 6 (40.00%) CCDP

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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:

Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 6 (40.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Azure
2 3 (20.00%) Office 365
3 1 (6.67%) AWS
3 1 (6.67%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 15 (100.00%) LAN
2 9 (60.00%) WLAN
3 8 (53.33%) VPN
4 7 (46.67%) Firewall
5 6 (40.00%) BGP
5 6 (40.00%) Broadband
5 6 (40.00%) DHCP
5 6 (40.00%) DNS
5 6 (40.00%) EIGRP
5 6 (40.00%) MPLS
5 6 (40.00%) Network Security
5 6 (40.00%) OSPF
6 4 (26.67%) VLAN
6 4 (26.67%) Wireless
7 1 (6.67%) Internet
General
1 6 (40.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (86.67%) Network Engineer
2 9 (60.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Escalation Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) IT Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) IT Security Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Network Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Linux
2 3 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Network Architecture
2 6 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
2 6 (40.00%) Conflict Management
2 6 (40.00%) Data Analysis
2 6 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 6 (40.00%) Network Management
2 6 (40.00%) Service Design
3 3 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) Decision-Making
4 1 (6.67%) Network Design
4 1 (6.67%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (6.67%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) CCNA
1 10 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (40.00%) CCDP
2 6 (40.00%) CCIE
2 6 (40.00%) CCNP
3 3 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
1 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) Ansible
2 1 (6.67%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) SCOM
2 1 (6.67%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Cisco
1 10 (66.67%) Meraki
2 6 (40.00%) Blue Coat
2 6 (40.00%) Extreme Networks
2 6 (40.00%) F5
2 6 (40.00%) Fortinet
2 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) Palo Alto
2 6 (40.00%) Radware
2 6 (40.00%) VMware
3 4 (26.67%) SonicWALL