The table below looks at the statistics for WAN Optimisation skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN Optimisation over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
WAN Optimization
Rank 810 855 842
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -13
Permanent jobs citing WAN Optimisation 63 64 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.054% 0.039%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.071% 0.065% 0.049%
Number of salaries quoted 52 53 30
Average salary £52,500 £49,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -14.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £25,900
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £73,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £46,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +45.31%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
88868 97779 88218
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.13% 82.70% 80.71%
Number of salaries quoted 72292 79425 72637
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

WAN Optimisation
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WAN Optimisation within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

WAN Optimisation Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WAN Optimisation
Salary Trend

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

WAN Optimisation Salary Trend in the UK

WAN Optimisation
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAN Optimisation over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 within the UK.

WAN Optimisation Salary Histogram in the UK

WAN Optimisation
Top 26 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN Optimisation within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. 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
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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
England +45 63 £52,500 +7.14% 1
South East +36 32 £45,000 -
London +44 28 £56,250 +12.50%
Berkshire +15 10 £55,000 -12.00%
East Sussex - 8 £47,500 -
Reading 0 7 £55,000 -12.00%
East of England +26 6 £45,000 +5.88%
Cambridgeshire +16 6 £45,000 +5.88%
Bedfordshire - 6 £45,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 6 £45,000 -
Milton Keynes - 6 £45,000 -
Bedford - 6 £45,000 -
Cambridge - 6 £45,000 -
Bexhill-On-Sea - 5 - -
West Sussex - 5 £42,500 -
Crawley - 4 £42,500 -
Manchester +20 2 £50,000 +7.52%
North West +10 2 £50,000 +7.52%
Hampshire +2 2 £40,750 -3.55%
City of London +32 1 £70,000 +12.00%
Docklands, London +9 1 £75,000 +40.18%
Southampton +2 1 £40,000 -4.76%
Bristol -6 1 - -
South West -12 1 - -
Horsham - 1 £42,500 -
Slough - 1 £65,000 -

WAN Optimisation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing WAN Optimisation 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 Optimisation.

1 117 (100.00%) WAN
2 80 (68.38%) Cisco Certification
3 78 (66.67%) Cisco
4 77 (65.81%) Firewall
5 70 (59.83%) Riverbed
6 63 (53.85%) VLAN
6 63 (53.85%) Wireless
7 57 (48.72%) CCNP
8 56 (47.86%) VPN
9 52 (44.44%) BGP
10 51 (43.59%) LAN
11 50 (42.74%) Juniper
12 49 (41.88%) MPLS
13 48 (41.03%) EIGRP
14 40 (34.19%) OSPF
15 36 (30.77%) TCP/IP
15 36 (30.77%) Data Centre
16 35 (29.91%) Network Security
17 34 (29.06%) CheckPoint
17 34 (29.06%) HP
17 34 (29.06%) Cisco ASA
18 33 (28.21%) F5
19 32 (27.35%) Unified Communications
19 32 (27.35%) VMware
20 30 (25.64%) SSL
20 30 (25.64%) IaaS
21 29 (24.79%) Network Monitoring
22 28 (23.93%) SolarWinds
22 28 (23.93%) IP Telephony
22 28 (23.93%) Finance

WAN Optimisation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing WAN Optimisation 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 Optimisation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (17.95%) MS Exchange
2 20 (17.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
3 13 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (10.26%) Lync
5 2 (1.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (4.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (6.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.85%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 30 (25.64%) IaaS
2 2 (1.71%) Symantec.cloud
3 1 (0.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 117 (100.00%) WAN
2 77 (65.81%) Firewall
3 63 (53.85%) VLAN
3 63 (53.85%) Wireless
4 56 (47.86%) VPN
5 52 (44.44%) BGP
6 51 (43.59%) LAN
7 49 (41.88%) MPLS
8 48 (41.03%) EIGRP
9 40 (34.19%) OSPF
10 36 (30.77%) TCP/IP
11 35 (29.91%) Network Security
12 34 (29.06%) Cisco ASA
13 32 (27.35%) Unified Communications
14 30 (25.64%) SSL
15 28 (23.93%) IP Telephony
16 24 (20.51%) SAN
17 22 (18.80%) VPLS
18 20 (17.09%) RIP
18 20 (17.09%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.71%) SQL Server
General
1 28 (23.93%) Finance
2 18 (15.38%) Telecoms
3 16 (13.68%) Legal
4 9 (7.69%) Marketing
5 8 (6.84%) Manufacturing
5 8 (6.84%) Electronics
6 6 (5.13%) Law
7 3 (2.56%) Local Government
8 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.85%) Back Office
8 1 (0.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 35 (29.91%) Senior Network Engineer
3 22 (18.80%) Consultant
4 20 (17.09%) Analyst
5 16 (13.68%) Sales Consultant
6 15 (12.82%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 13 (11.11%) Server Analyst
8 9 (7.69%) Pre Sales Consultant
8 9 (7.69%) Senior Consultant
9 8 (6.84%) Senior Sales Consultant
9 8 (6.84%) Technical Consultant
10 7 (5.98%) Technical Sales Consultant
11 6 (5.13%) Network Security Specialist
11 6 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (5.13%) Security Specialist
11 6 (5.13%) Network Specialist
12 5 (4.27%) Network Consultant
13 4 (3.42%) Communications Analyst
14 3 (2.56%) Technical Architect
14 3 (2.56%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.55%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (30.77%) Data Centre
2 11 (9.40%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (6.84%) DTV
4 6 (5.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 5 (4.27%) Thin Client
5 5 (4.27%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.56%) AS400
6 3 (2.56%) PKI
7 2 (1.71%) IPTV
7 2 (1.71%) Clustering
7 2 (1.71%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.85%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.85%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 24 (20.51%) Windows
2 16 (13.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (2.56%) UNIX
3 3 (2.56%) Linux
4 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (24.79%) Network Monitoring
2 27 (23.08%) Security Architecture
3 23 (19.66%) Network Architecture
4 22 (18.80%) Load Balancing
4 22 (18.80%) ITIL
4 22 (18.80%) Migration
5 20 (17.09%) Penetration Testing
5 20 (17.09%) Vulnerability Management
6 18 (15.38%) Infrastructure Management
7 16 (13.68%) Network Design
8 10 (8.55%) Network Management
9 8 (6.84%) Digital Marketing
9 8 (6.84%) Programme Management
9 8 (6.84%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (5.98%) Security Management
11 6 (5.13%) SIEM
11 6 (5.13%) DDoS Mitigation
12 5 (4.27%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (4.27%) Service Delivery
12 5 (4.27%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.56%) C
2 2 (1.71%) SQL
3 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 80 (68.38%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (48.72%) CCNP
3 25 (21.37%) Degree
3 25 (21.37%) CCIE
4 20 (17.09%) CCNA
5 11 (9.40%) CISSP
6 5 (4.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (4.27%) MCSE
7 2 (1.71%) CCSE
7 2 (1.71%) CCSA
8 1 (0.85%) JNCIA
8 1 (0.85%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.71%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (17.95%) Active Directory
3 13 (11.11%) DFS Replication
3 13 (11.11%) VMware Server
4 7 (5.98%) Forefront TMG
5 5 (4.27%) ISA Server
5 5 (4.27%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.56%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.71%) ProxySG
7 2 (1.71%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (6.84%) SCCM
2 7 (5.98%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (2.56%) SCOM
3 3 (2.56%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (1.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (1.71%) OpenView
4 2 (1.71%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.85%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 78 (66.67%) Cisco
2 70 (59.83%) Riverbed
3 50 (42.74%) Juniper
4 34 (29.06%) CheckPoint
4 34 (29.06%) HP
5 33 (28.21%) F5
6 32 (27.35%) VMware
7 28 (23.93%) SolarWinds
8 19 (16.24%) Microsoft
9 14 (11.97%) Citrix
10 13 (11.11%) NetApp
10 13 (11.11%) Mitel
11 10 (8.55%) Ipanema Technologies
12 9 (7.69%) SAP
13 7 (5.98%) CA
13 7 (5.98%) NetScout
14 5 (4.27%) Blue Coat
14 5 (4.27%) 3Com
15 4 (3.42%) SonicWALL
15 4 (3.42%) Nokia