Period
to 25 September 2018

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 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 46 61
Rank change year-on-year -25 +15 +1
Permanent jobs citing WAN 21 56 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 2.26% 5.60% 3.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.35% 23.05% 13.68%
Number of salaries quoted 18 26 16
Watford median annual salary £32,500 £52,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -38.10% +14.13% +15.00%
10th Percentile £31,000 £39,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £61,625 £82,500 £55,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £40,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11% +20.00%

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 185 243 212
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 19.91% 24.30% 22.32%
Number of salaries quoted 149 182 162
Watford median annual salary £42,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.53% +5.56% -2.70%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £74,750 £67,500 £57,250
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 25 September 2018.

Salary histogram for WAN in Watford

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, 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 18 (85.71%) Firewall
2 16 (76.19%) Cisco
3 15 (71.43%) LAN
4 11 (52.38%) CCNA
4 11 (52.38%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (47.62%) VPN
5 10 (47.62%) Network Security
6 9 (42.86%) VMware
7 8 (38.10%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (33.33%) Windows
8 7 (33.33%) CCNP
8 7 (33.33%) CheckPoint
9 6 (28.57%) IP Telephony
9 6 (28.57%) VLAN
10 5 (23.81%) Wireless
10 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
10 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
10 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
10 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (19.05%) Office 365
11 4 (19.05%) Capacity Planning
11 4 (19.05%) CCENT
11 4 (19.05%) MCSA
11 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
11 4 (19.05%) Enterprise Architecture
11 4 (19.05%) Load Balancing
11 4 (19.05%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
11 4 (19.05%) Retail

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
1 2 (9.52%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Office 365
2 1 (4.76%) IaaS
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.76%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (85.71%) Firewall
2 15 (71.43%) LAN
3 10 (47.62%) Network Security
3 10 (47.62%) VPN
4 6 (28.57%) IP Telephony
4 6 (28.57%) VLAN
5 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
5 5 (23.81%) Wireless
6 4 (19.05%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (14.29%) Wireshark
8 2 (9.52%) BGP
8 2 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (9.52%) Cisco IPT
8 2 (9.52%) DHCP
8 2 (9.52%) EIGRP
8 2 (9.52%) IPsec
8 2 (9.52%) Skype
8 2 (9.52%) Spanning Tree
8 2 (9.52%) Unified Communications
8 2 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (19.05%) Retail
1 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.52%) Billing
3 1 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (80.95%) Network Engineer
2 7 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
2 7 (33.33%) Security Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Field Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Field Service Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Data Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Data Network Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Lead Network Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Network Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Voice Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Voice Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 2 (9.52%) Windows 10
5 1 (4.76%) Linux
5 1 (4.76%) Mac OS X
5 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Capacity Planning
1 4 (19.05%) Enterprise Architecture
1 4 (19.05%) Load Balancing
2 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (9.52%) Business Continuity
3 2 (9.52%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (9.52%) High Availability
3 2 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (9.52%) Project Management
3 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
3 2 (9.52%) Software Licensing
3 2 (9.52%) Strategic Thinking
3 2 (9.52%) TOGAF
4 1 (4.76%) Data Privacy
4 1 (4.76%) DevOps
4 1 (4.76%) ITIL
4 1 (4.76%) Network Design
4 1 (4.76%) Network Management
4 1 (4.76%) Network Optimisation
4 1 (4.76%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) C#
1 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (52.38%) CCNA
1 11 (52.38%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (33.33%) CCNP
3 4 (19.05%) CCENT
3 4 (19.05%) MCSA
3 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (9.52%) CCIE
4 2 (9.52%) CISSP
4 2 (9.52%) Degree
4 2 (9.52%) MCSE
4 2 (9.52%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) PCI DSS
2 2 (9.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (38.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
3 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Ansible
1 1 (4.76%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (4.76%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 16 (76.19%) Cisco
2 9 (42.86%) VMware
3 7 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
5 3 (14.29%) Meraki
6 2 (9.52%) NEC
6 2 (9.52%) Polycom
6 2 (9.52%) Sonus
7 1 (4.76%) Citrix
7 1 (4.76%) HP
7 1 (4.76%) NetApp