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 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
WAN Optimization
Rank 893 905 944
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +39
Permanent jobs citing WAN Optimisation 59 66 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.059% 0.055%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.065% 0.069% 0.064%
Number of salaries quoted 44 50 52
Average salary £55,000 £45,000 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% -7.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,300 £42,500 £39,550
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -

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
90663 95317 101326
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.63% 85.90% 85.30%
Number of salaries quoted 75387 77025 81512
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £30,250
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 28 April 2016 within the UK.

WAN Optimisation Salary Histogram in the UK

WAN Optimisation
Top 17 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 28 April 2016. 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 +27 57 £55,000 +22.22% 4
London +34 37 £60,000 +14.28% 1
South East +9 15 £47,500 +5.55% 1
City of London +64 8 £70,000 -
Oxford - 6 £47,500 -
Oxfordshire - 6 £47,500 -
Surrey - 5 £47,000 -
North West +35 4 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Manchester +12 4 £40,000 -20.00% 1
West Sussex -11 4 £50,000 +17.64% 1
Crawley -3 3 £50,000 +17.64%
Redhill - 2 £46,000 -
Gatwick - 1 £52,500 - 1
Nottingham - 1 £57,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £57,500 -
Croydon - 1 £50,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £57,500 -

WAN Optimisation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

1 136 (100.00%) WAN
2 106 (77.94%) Cisco
3 99 (72.79%) Riverbed
4 92 (67.65%) Firewall
5 73 (53.68%) Cisco Certification
6 68 (50.00%) VLAN
7 66 (48.53%) LAN
8 64 (47.06%) VPN
8 64 (47.06%) Wireless
9 61 (44.85%) SAN
10 60 (44.12%) BGP
11 59 (43.38%) VMware
12 58 (42.65%) OSPF
13 57 (41.91%) Finance
14 56 (41.18%) MPLS
15 53 (38.97%) Juniper
15 53 (38.97%) IPsec
15 53 (38.97%) SSL
16 52 (38.24%) Windows
16 52 (38.24%) VMware Infrastructure
17 51 (37.50%) VoIP
18 49 (36.03%) SolarWinds
19 47 (34.56%) CCNP
20 43 (31.62%) F5
21 40 (29.41%) Data Centre
22 39 (28.68%) EIGRP
22 39 (28.68%) Legal
22 39 (28.68%) Active Directory
22 39 (28.68%) MS Exchange
23 37 (27.21%) Unified Communications

WAN Optimisation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 39 (28.68%) MS Exchange
2 33 (24.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (22.06%) Exchange Server 2007
3 30 (22.06%) Exchange Server 2013
4 24 (17.65%) Skype for Business
5 4 (2.94%) IIS
6 3 (2.21%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (4.41%) MS Office
2 1 (0.74%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 24 (17.65%) IaaS
2 6 (4.41%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.74%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 136 (100.00%) WAN
2 92 (67.65%) Firewall
3 68 (50.00%) VLAN
4 66 (48.53%) LAN
5 64 (47.06%) VPN
5 64 (47.06%) Wireless
6 61 (44.85%) SAN
7 60 (44.12%) BGP
8 58 (42.65%) OSPF
9 56 (41.18%) MPLS
10 53 (38.97%) IPsec
10 53 (38.97%) SSL
11 51 (37.50%) VoIP
12 39 (28.68%) EIGRP
13 37 (27.21%) Unified Communications
14 35 (25.74%) Cisco ASA
14 35 (25.74%) WLAN
15 32 (23.53%) Ethernet
15 32 (23.53%) Spanning Tree
15 32 (23.53%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.62%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.21%) GIS
3 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (2.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 57 (41.91%) Finance
2 39 (28.68%) Legal
3 16 (11.76%) Banking
3 16 (11.76%) Telecoms
4 7 (5.15%) Law
5 6 (4.41%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.94%) Marketing
7 2 (1.47%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 44 (32.35%) Network Engineer
2 39 (28.68%) Consultant
3 37 (27.21%) Analyst
4 33 (24.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 30 (22.06%) Server Analyst
6 20 (14.71%) Security Consultant
7 19 (13.97%) Senior Consultant
8 17 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
8 17 (12.50%) Presales Consultant
8 17 (12.50%) Security Engineer
9 16 (11.76%) WAN Consultant
10 14 (10.29%) Cisco Engineer
11 13 (9.56%) Senior Network Engineer
12 12 (8.82%) Data Engineer
12 12 (8.82%) Infrastructure Consultant
12 12 (8.82%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
13 11 (8.09%) Senior Presales Consultant
13 11 (8.09%) Solutions Consultant
14 10 (7.35%) Infrastructure Security Consultant
14 10 (7.35%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (19.12%) XMPP
2 3 (2.21%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.74%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (29.41%) Data Centre
2 14 (10.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 13 (9.56%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.15%) Computer Science
4 7 (5.15%) Mathematics
4 7 (5.15%) PKI
5 5 (3.68%) HP StoreVirtual
6 4 (2.94%) Replication
7 2 (1.47%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.47%) RSA SecurID
8 1 (0.74%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.74%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 52 (38.24%) Windows
2 35 (25.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (16.91%) Linux
4 13 (9.56%) Windows Server
5 11 (8.09%) Unix
6 8 (5.88%) Android
7 7 (5.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.74%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (26.47%) Load Balancing
2 32 (23.53%) Infrastructure Management
3 30 (22.06%) Infrastructure Transformation
3 30 (22.06%) Server Virtualisation
4 27 (19.85%) Presales
5 24 (17.65%) ITIL
6 20 (14.71%) Network Design
7 14 (10.29%) DDoS Mitigation
8 13 (9.56%) Change Control
8 13 (9.56%) Performance Analysis
9 12 (8.82%) Kalman Filter
9 12 (8.82%) Performance Tuning
10 10 (7.35%) Enterprise Architecture
10 10 (7.35%) Malware Detection/Protection
10 10 (7.35%) Operations Management
10 10 (7.35%) Problem Management
10 10 (7.35%) Web Filtering
11 8 (5.88%) Data Security
11 8 (5.88%) Network Security Management
11 8 (5.88%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.82%) Bash Shell
2 7 (5.15%) VB
3 6 (4.41%) SQL
4 1 (0.74%) Java
4 1 (0.74%) Perl
4 1 (0.74%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.74%) Python
Qualifications
1 73 (53.68%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (34.56%) CCNP
3 13 (9.56%) CCNA
4 8 (5.88%) CCIE
4 8 (5.88%) Degree
5 6 (4.41%) CCVP
6 4 (2.94%) MCSE
6 4 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.21%) CCA
7 3 (2.21%) CCEE
7 3 (2.21%) CCSA
7 3 (2.21%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (2.21%) MCSA
8 2 (1.47%) CCDA
8 2 (1.47%) CCDP
8 2 (1.47%) CCNP Voice
8 2 (1.47%) CISSP
8 2 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.47%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.74%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.29%) SLA
System Software
1 52 (38.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (28.68%) Active Directory
3 35 (25.74%) VMware Server
4 30 (22.06%) DFS Replication
5 16 (11.76%) Hyper-V
6 11 (8.09%) XenApp
7 9 (6.62%) XenDesktop
8 8 (5.88%) Xen
9 2 (1.47%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (1.47%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.74%) KVM
10 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.74%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.74%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (10.29%) Cisco CUCM
2 12 (8.82%) SELinux
3 8 (5.88%) SCCM
3 8 (5.88%) SolarWinds Orion
4 7 (5.15%) CiscoWorks
5 5 (3.68%) Backup Exec
6 3 (2.21%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.74%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.74%) Nagios
8 1 (0.74%) OpenView
8 1 (0.74%) OPNET
8 1 (0.74%) SCOM
8 1 (0.74%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 106 (77.94%) Cisco
2 99 (72.79%) Riverbed
3 59 (43.38%) VMware
4 53 (38.97%) Juniper
5 49 (36.03%) SolarWinds
6 43 (31.62%) F5
7 31 (22.79%) NetApp
8 30 (22.06%) Mitel
9 25 (18.38%) HP
9 25 (18.38%) Ipanema Technologies
10 24 (17.65%) Citrix
11 19 (13.97%) CheckPoint
12 14 (10.29%) Microsoft
12 14 (10.29%) Palo Alto
13 12 (8.82%) Forcepoint
13 12 (8.82%) Meraki
14 8 (5.88%) Brocade
14 8 (5.88%) LogRhythm
14 8 (5.88%) Sourcefire
14 8 (5.88%) TippingPoint
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