The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 100 114 109
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -5
Permanent jobs citing WAN 2833 2421 2900
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 2.66% 2.43% 2.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.66% 13.91% 13.74%
Number of salaries quoted 2345 2069 2520
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -1.31%
WAN
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
19331 17407 21106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 18.14% 17.50% 18.98%
Number of salaries quoted 15401 14202 17503
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WAN across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in England

WAN
Salary Trend in England

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

WAN Salary Trend in England

WAN
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAN across the England region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

WAN Salary Histogram in England

WAN
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the England region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +2 1087 £50,000 - 117
South East -5 607 £41,750 - 91
Yorkshire +29 279 £42,500 +13.33% 18
East of England +64 247 £40,000 -3.61% 25
West Midlands +20 171 £34,000 +4.61% 23
South West -11 165 £33,000 -5.71% 21
North West +4 164 £33,000 -9.58% 31
East Midlands -25 104 £40,000 +17.64% 8
North East -18 8 £40,000 +23.07% 8
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited WAN.

1 4748 (83.93%) LAN
2 3026 (53.49%) Cisco
3 2831 (50.04%) Windows
4 2371 (41.91%) Firewall
5 1812 (32.03%) Cisco Certification
6 1807 (31.94%) Microsoft
7 1753 (30.99%) VMware
8 1608 (28.42%) Active Directory
9 1365 (24.13%) VPN
10 1307 (23.10%) TCP/IP
11 1273 (22.50%) Windows Server 2008
12 1186 (20.97%) CCNP
13 1173 (20.74%) ITIL
14 1133 (20.03%) DNS
15 1103 (19.50%) VMware Infrastructure
16 1094 (19.34%) MS Exchange
17 1063 (18.79%) CCNA
18 989 (17.48%) SAN
19 974 (17.22%) Citrix
20 945 (16.70%) MS Excel
21 927 (16.39%) Windows Server 2003
22 916 (16.19%) MPLS
23 895 (15.82%) Linux
24 894 (15.80%) Finance
25 873 (15.43%) DHCP
26 864 (15.27%) CheckPoint
27 794 (14.04%) VoIP
28 773 (13.66%) Juniper
29 765 (13.52%) Microsoft Certification
30 735 (12.99%) SQL Server

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited WAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1094 (19.34%) MS Exchange
2 510 (9.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 325 (5.75%) Exchange Server 2007
4 296 (5.23%) SharePoint
5 291 (5.14%) IIS
6 243 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2013
7 217 (3.84%) Exchange Server 2003
8 216 (3.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 185 (3.27%) Lync
10 168 (2.97%) Apache
11 131 (2.32%) Tomcat
12 77 (1.36%) WebSphere
13 59 (1.04%) Lotus Domino
13 59 (1.04%) Oracle Coherence
14 39 (0.69%) IBM Notes
15 32 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
16 29 (0.51%) OpenStack
17 25 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
18 23 (0.41%) CMS
18 23 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 945 (16.70%) MS Excel
2 642 (11.35%) MS Office
3 92 (1.63%) MS Visio
4 58 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (0.28%) MS Project
6 5 (0.088%) FrameMaker
6 5 (0.088%) PaintShop Pro
6 5 (0.088%) RoboHelp
6 5 (0.088%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.088%) FastStats
7 4 (0.071%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.053%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.053%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.018%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 34 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.53%) RMDS
3 16 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
4 13 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
5 12 (0.21%) Eikon
5 12 (0.21%) Front Arena
6 11 (0.19%) Movex
7 10 (0.18%) 3000 Xtra
7 10 (0.18%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 10 (0.18%) Summit
7 10 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
8 6 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
8 6 (0.11%) Line 500
8 6 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 6 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
9 5 (0.088%) Oracle EBS R12
10 4 (0.071%) AWD
10 4 (0.071%) Compiere
11 3 (0.053%) Visualfiles
11 3 (0.053%) Bond Adapt
Cloud Services
1 132 (2.33%) Office 365
2 85 (1.50%) IaaS
3 73 (1.29%) SaaS
4 66 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
5 62 (1.10%) PaaS
6 39 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
7 38 (0.67%) Google Apps
8 25 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
9 21 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.11%) Joyent
11 4 (0.071%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.035%) Route 53
13 1 (0.018%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4748 (83.93%) LAN
2 2371 (41.91%) Firewall
3 1365 (24.13%) VPN
4 1307 (23.10%) TCP/IP
5 1133 (20.03%) DNS
6 989 (17.48%) SAN
7 916 (16.19%) MPLS
8 873 (15.43%) DHCP
9 794 (14.04%) VoIP
10 682 (12.06%) Wireless
11 658 (11.63%) Network Security
12 645 (11.40%) BGP
13 568 (10.04%) Cisco ASA
14 545 (9.63%) Internet
15 539 (9.53%) OSPF
16 431 (7.62%) VLAN
17 337 (5.96%) EIGRP
18 293 (5.18%) Wi-Fi
19 275 (4.86%) Ethernet
20 267 (4.72%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 735 (12.99%) SQL Server
2 149 (2.63%) MySQL
3 133 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 85 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 85 (1.50%) Hadoop
5 79 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
6 66 (1.17%) Big Data
7 59 (1.04%) HBase
8 57 (1.01%) DB2
9 49 (0.87%) Oracle Exadata
10 48 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
11 47 (0.83%) Mahout
12 41 (0.72%) MongoDB
13 40 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
13 40 (0.71%) NoSQL
14 39 (0.69%) Apache Hive
14 39 (0.69%) Sqoop
14 39 (0.69%) Couchbase
14 39 (0.69%) MarkLogic
14 39 (0.69%) Riak
Development Applications
1 35 (0.62%) Git (software)
2 31 (0.55%) LoadRunner
3 29 (0.51%) Jenkins
4 23 (0.41%) Subversion
5 22 (0.39%) Hudson
6 17 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 16 (0.28%) JIRA
8 14 (0.25%) Visual Studio
9 13 (0.23%) Selenium
9 13 (0.23%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 12 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (0.16%) QuickTest Pro
11 9 (0.16%) FogBugz
12 8 (0.14%) Talend Open Studio
12 8 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
13 7 (0.12%) Metasploit
14 5 (0.088%) Maven
14 5 (0.088%) Bugzilla
14 5 (0.088%) JUnit
15 4 (0.071%) SilkPerformer
General
1 894 (15.80%) Finance
2 538 (9.51%) Telecoms
3 196 (3.46%) Banking
4 168 (2.97%) Retail
5 141 (2.49%) Law
6 94 (1.66%) Marketing
7 87 (1.54%) Legal
8 62 (1.10%) Advertising
9 57 (1.01%) Manufacturing
10 50 (0.88%) French Language
11 47 (0.83%) Back Office
12 31 (0.55%) Billing
13 27 (0.48%) German Language
13 27 (0.48%) Publishing
13 27 (0.48%) Electronics
14 24 (0.42%) Games
15 23 (0.41%) Financial Institution
16 20 (0.35%) Investment Banking
17 19 (0.34%) Italian Language
17 19 (0.34%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1300 (22.98%) Network Engineer
2 900 (15.91%) Analyst
3 559 (9.88%) Support Engineer
4 458 (8.10%) Architect
5 399 (7.05%) Support Analyst
6 333 (5.89%) Senior Network Engineer
7 302 (5.34%) Consultant
8 290 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 280 (4.95%) Network Analyst
10 276 (4.88%) Administrator
11 228 (4.03%) IT Support
12 219 (3.87%) Network Support
13 218 (3.85%) Project Manager
14 216 (3.82%) 3rd Line Support
15 201 (3.55%) Systems Engineer
16 195 (3.45%) Infrastructure Manager
17 185 (3.27%) 2nd Line Support
18 183 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
19 179 (3.16%) Security Engineer
20 159 (2.81%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (1.66%) .NET
2 83 (1.47%) Middleware
3 73 (1.29%) Web Services
4 55 (0.97%) HTML
5 45 (0.80%) XML
6 42 (0.74%) LAMP
7 39 (0.69%) CSS
8 33 (0.58%) SOAP
9 21 (0.37%) Rendezvous
9 21 (0.37%) ASP.NET
9 21 (0.37%) COM
10 20 (0.35%) XSLT
11 15 (0.27%) XMPP
12 12 (0.21%) WSH
12 12 (0.21%) ODBC
12 12 (0.21%) SAP Basis
13 11 (0.19%) FIX Protocol
13 11 (0.19%) Application Packaging
14 8 (0.14%) WinForms
14 8 (0.14%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 338 (5.97%) Blackberry
2 334 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
3 186 (3.29%) Management Information System
4 140 (2.47%) Clustering
5 125 (2.21%) Computer Science
6 102 (1.80%) Video Conferencing
7 83 (1.47%) Replication
8 81 (1.43%) Hedge funds
9 80 (1.41%) Open Source
10 77 (1.36%) Statistics
11 75 (1.33%) iPhone
12 69 (1.22%) SecurID
12 69 (1.22%) Firmware
13 57 (1.01%) Visualisation
14 55 (0.97%) Client/Server
15 50 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
16 48 (0.85%) Mathematics
17 41 (0.72%) EqualLogic
18 37 (0.65%) Thin Client
18 37 (0.65%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 2831 (50.04%) Windows
2 1273 (22.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 927 (16.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 895 (15.82%) Linux
5 664 (11.74%) Windows 7
6 558 (9.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 386 (6.82%) UNIX
8 356 (6.29%) Windows XP
9 261 (4.61%) Windows 8
10 171 (3.02%) Solaris
11 148 (2.62%) Android
12 140 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 89 (1.57%) Windows Vista
14 77 (1.36%) CentOS
15 50 (0.88%) Ubuntu
15 50 (0.88%) VMS
16 49 (0.87%) Windows Phone
17 45 (0.80%) Apple iOS
18 42 (0.74%) AIX
19 38 (0.67%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1173 (20.74%) ITIL
2 486 (8.59%) Project Management
3 384 (6.79%) Load Balancing
4 338 (5.97%) Network Design
5 328 (5.80%) Network Management
6 312 (5.52%) Change Management
7 301 (5.32%) PRINCE2
8 280 (4.95%) Service Delivery
9 248 (4.38%) Disaster Recovery
10 215 (3.80%) Service Management
11 210 (3.71%) Incident Management
12 194 (3.43%) E-Commerce
13 192 (3.39%) Agile Software Development
14 185 (3.27%) Network Monitoring
15 184 (3.25%) Migration
16 170 (3.01%) Capacity Planning
17 162 (2.86%) Information Security
18 161 (2.85%) Mentoring
18 161 (2.85%) Kalman Filter
19 142 (2.51%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 648 (11.45%) SQL
2 145 (2.56%) Java
3 119 (2.10%) PowerShell
3 119 (2.10%) Perl
4 94 (1.66%) Python
5 88 (1.56%) C
6 77 (1.36%) Bash Shell
7 52 (0.92%) PHP
8 43 (0.76%) Shell Script
9 41 (0.72%) VB
10 38 (0.67%) C#
10 38 (0.67%) JavaScript
11 29 (0.51%) C++
12 24 (0.42%) Ruby
13 14 (0.25%) T-SQL
14 13 (0.23%) VBScript
15 12 (0.21%) Korn
16 11 (0.19%) R
17 7 (0.12%) AWK
17 7 (0.12%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 1812 (32.03%) Cisco Certification
2 1186 (20.97%) CCNP
3 1063 (18.79%) CCNA
4 765 (13.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 549 (9.70%) Degree
6 464 (8.20%) MCSE
7 309 (5.46%) CCIE
8 248 (4.38%) MCITP
9 237 (4.19%) Security Cleared
10 198 (3.50%) MCSA
11 184 (3.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 169 (2.99%) MCP
13 166 (2.93%) SC Cleared
14 131 (2.32%) CCDP
14 131 (2.32%) ITIL Certification
14 131 (2.32%) CCSE
15 122 (2.16%) CCSP
16 97 (1.71%) CCSA
17 95 (1.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 79 (1.40%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 430 (7.60%) SLA
2 130 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 99 (1.75%) PCI DSS
4 84 (1.48%) QA
5 26 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 22 (0.39%) COBIT
7 14 (0.25%) ISO 9001
8 8 (0.14%) BS7799
9 4 (0.071%) ISO 9000
10 3 (0.053%) HL7
10 3 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 2 (0.035%) MiFID
12 1 (0.018%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1608 (28.42%) Active Directory
2 1103 (19.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 494 (8.73%) Hyper-V
4 322 (5.69%) XenApp
5 285 (5.04%) vSphere
6 194 (3.43%) VMware ESX
7 112 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
8 108 (1.91%) XenDesktop
9 99 (1.75%) Terminal Services
10 81 (1.43%) XenServer
11 72 (1.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 66 (1.17%) NFS
13 65 (1.15%) MetaFrame
14 63 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
15 50 (0.88%) SRDF
16 39 (0.69%) Apache Flume
16 39 (0.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 37 (0.65%) HDFS
18 36 (0.64%) ISA Server
19 35 (0.62%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 178 (3.15%) SCCM
2 157 (2.78%) Backup Exec
3 94 (1.66%) SCOM
4 83 (1.47%) WSUS
5 79 (1.40%) CiscoWorks
5 79 (1.40%) Cisco CUCM
6 75 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
7 68 (1.20%) Nagios
7 68 (1.20%) Puppet
8 52 (0.92%) SolarWinds Orion
9 50 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
10 47 (0.83%) OpenView
11 44 (0.78%) Cacti
12 39 (0.69%) Ambari
12 39 (0.69%) Oozie
12 39 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
13 33 (0.58%) HP NNM
14 31 (0.55%) Cisco Prime
15 30 (0.53%) NetBackup
16 26 (0.46%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 3026 (53.49%) Cisco
2 1807 (31.94%) Microsoft
3 1753 (30.99%) VMware
4 974 (17.22%) Citrix
5 864 (15.27%) CheckPoint
6 773 (13.66%) Juniper
7 701 (12.39%) HP
8 459 (8.11%) F5
9 327 (5.78%) Oracle
10 305 (5.39%) NetApp
11 254 (4.49%) Dell
12 246 (4.35%) SolarWinds
13 229 (4.05%) Red Hat
14 216 (3.82%) EMC
15 214 (3.78%) Avaya
16 193 (3.41%) Symantec
17 164 (2.90%) Riverbed
18 158 (2.79%) McAfee
19 157 (2.78%) IBM
20 135 (2.39%) Apple
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Company Car
Posted: 3 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Surrey
Talent International
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + GREAT BONUS, TRAINING
Posted: 4 hours ago
Melksham, Wiltshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 5 hours ago
Hinckley, Leicestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
ThreePeople
Salary: £35000 per annum + 50% Bonus + car + bens
Posted: 5 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £42000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum £50k & Bonus & Corporate Benefits Pa
Posted: 7 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £27000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
EXCELerate
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum £60k & Bonus & Corporate Benefits Pa
Posted: 7 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
EXCELerate
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum £55k & Bonus & Corporate Benefits Pa
Posted: 7 hours ago
Devon
Roc Search
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £50000 to £70000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Advantage XPO
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
NST Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Red Sofa London
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Streamline Connections
Salary: £50000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago