The table below looks at the statistics for WAN Optimisation skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN Optimisation over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
WAN Optimization
Rank 835 890 936
Rank change year-on-year
+55 +46
Permanent jobs citing WAN Optimisation 79 72 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.081% 0.066% 0.044%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.092% 0.075% 0.052%
Number of salaries quoted 75 63 36
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +8.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,700 £35,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £70,000 £140,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +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
86068 96139 98720
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.01% 87.48% 85.37%
Number of salaries quoted 72002 79039 78827
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,592
10% offered a salary of more than £78,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

WAN Optimisation
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing WAN Optimisation as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 24 August 2016 within the UK.

WAN Optimisation Salary Histogram in the UK

WAN Optimisation
Top 19 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN Optimisation within the UK over the 3 months to 24 August 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 trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +70 77 £57,500 +4.54% 4
London +57 44 £60,000 - 3
South East +19 23 £50,000 - 1
West Sussex +9 17 £50,000 +17.64% 1
Crawley +2 14 £50,000 +17.64% 1
Surrey +25 5 £52,500 +5.00%
Yorkshire +31 4 £50,000 +42.85%
Leeds +28 4 £50,000 +42.85%
West Yorkshire +20 4 £50,000 +42.85%
West Midlands - 4 £38,000 -
City of London +62 3 £70,000 +7.69%
Gatwick - 3 £52,500 -
Warwickshire - 3 £38,000 -
Reigate - 2 £53,750 -
Godalming - 2 £50,000 -
Berkshire +4 1 £65,000 +13.04%
Redhill - 1 £52,500 -
Maidenhead - 1 £65,000 -
Birmingham - 1 £45,000 -

WAN Optimisation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, IT jobs citing WAN Optimisation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for WAN Optimisation.

1 125 (100.00%) WAN
2 122 (97.60%) Cisco
3 90 (72.00%) Firewall
4 74 (59.20%) LAN
5 72 (57.60%) Riverbed
6 65 (52.00%) VMware
7 63 (50.40%) Windows
7 63 (50.40%) Cisco Certification
7 63 (50.40%) VLAN
8 62 (49.60%) SAN
9 57 (45.60%) MPLS
10 55 (44.00%) Wireless
11 50 (40.00%) HP
12 49 (39.20%) VPN
12 49 (39.20%) SolarWinds
13 47 (37.60%) BGP
14 46 (36.80%) OSPF
14 46 (36.80%) Cisco Nexus
15 44 (35.20%) Data Centre
16 42 (33.60%) Active Directory
17 41 (32.80%) VoIP
18 40 (32.00%) DNS
18 40 (32.00%) Microsoft
19 37 (29.60%) Windows Server 2008
20 36 (28.80%) Citrix
21 35 (28.00%) WLAN
21 35 (28.00%) DHCP
21 35 (28.00%) Juniper
22 34 (27.20%) MS Exchange
23 33 (26.40%) VMware Infrastructure

WAN Optimisation
Top Related IT Skills 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 34 (27.20%) MS Exchange
2 32 (25.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (14.40%) Exchange Server 2007
3 18 (14.40%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (6.40%) Skype for Business
5 6 (4.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (4.00%) IIS
7 1 (0.80%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.20%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.40%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.80%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (4.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.20%) IaaS
3 3 (2.40%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.80%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 125 (100.00%) WAN
2 90 (72.00%) Firewall
3 74 (59.20%) LAN
4 63 (50.40%) VLAN
5 62 (49.60%) SAN
6 57 (45.60%) MPLS
7 55 (44.00%) Wireless
8 49 (39.20%) VPN
9 47 (37.60%) BGP
10 46 (36.80%) Cisco Nexus
10 46 (36.80%) OSPF
11 41 (32.80%) VoIP
12 40 (32.00%) DNS
13 35 (28.00%) DHCP
13 35 (28.00%) WLAN
14 32 (25.60%) EIGRP
14 32 (25.60%) Network Security
15 30 (24.00%) TCP/IP
16 29 (23.20%) IPsec
17 27 (21.60%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.20%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.80%) GIS
2 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (4.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 29 (23.20%) Legal
2 27 (21.60%) Finance
3 15 (12.00%) Law
4 5 (4.00%) Banking
4 5 (4.00%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.40%) Advertising
6 2 (1.60%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.80%) Electronics
7 1 (0.80%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.80%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (34.40%) Network Engineer
2 33 (26.40%) Analyst
3 27 (21.60%) Senior Network Engineer
4 19 (15.20%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 18 (14.40%) Server Analyst
6 17 (13.60%) Citrix Analyst
7 14 (11.20%) Network Analyst
8 12 (9.60%) Network Security Analyst
8 12 (9.60%) Security Analyst
9 10 (8.00%) Architect
9 10 (8.00%) Consultant
9 10 (8.00%) Network Architect
10 9 (7.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (6.40%) Network Operations Analyst
11 8 (6.40%) Operations Analyst
11 8 (6.40%) Security Operations Analyst
12 7 (5.60%) Network Team Leader
12 7 (5.60%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (5.60%) Team Leader
13 6 (4.80%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.60%) 802.1X
2 6 (4.80%) XMPP
3 1 (0.80%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 44 (35.20%) Data Centre
2 20 (16.00%) Management Information System
3 16 (12.80%) PKI
4 11 (8.80%) RSA SecurID
5 9 (7.20%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (4.80%) Client/Server
6 6 (4.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 6 (4.80%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (4.00%) Virtual Team
8 4 (3.20%) Clustering
8 4 (3.20%) Computer Science
8 4 (3.20%) Driving Licence
8 4 (3.20%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.60%) Replication
10 1 (0.80%) Contactless
10 1 (0.80%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 63 (50.40%) Windows
2 37 (29.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (18.40%) Windows Server
4 17 (13.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (9.60%) Linux
6 11 (8.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (4.80%) CentOS
7 6 (4.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (3.20%) Unix
9 2 (1.60%) Android
10 1 (0.80%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (25.60%) ITIL
2 31 (24.80%) Infrastructure Management
3 28 (22.40%) Load Balancing
4 24 (19.20%) Network Design
5 21 (16.80%) Change Control
6 19 (15.20%) Network Monitoring
7 18 (14.40%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 18 (14.40%) Operations Management
7 18 (14.40%) Server Virtualisation
8 15 (12.00%) Kalman Filter
9 13 (10.40%) Information Management
9 13 (10.40%) Presales
9 13 (10.40%) Web Filtering
10 11 (8.80%) Problem Management
11 9 (7.20%) Information Security
11 9 (7.20%) Mentoring
12 8 (6.40%) SIEM
13 7 (5.60%) Network Architecture
13 7 (5.60%) Performance Improvement
14 6 (4.80%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.60%) Bash Shell
2 5 (4.00%) C
2 5 (4.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (4.00%) Python
3 2 (1.60%) SQL
Qualifications
1 63 (50.40%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (23.20%) CCNA
3 27 (21.60%) CCNP
4 10 (8.00%) CCIE
4 10 (8.00%) Degree
5 9 (7.20%) CCSA
5 9 (7.20%) CCSE
6 6 (4.80%) CCSP
7 5 (4.00%) CCDA
7 5 (4.00%) CCDP
7 5 (4.00%) CISSP
7 5 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (3.20%) CCVP
8 4 (3.20%) Check Point Certification
9 3 (2.40%) CCMSE
9 3 (2.40%) CISA
9 3 (2.40%) CISM
9 3 (2.40%) IISP
10 2 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.60%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.80%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (33.60%) Active Directory
2 33 (26.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (16.00%) VMware Server
4 18 (14.40%) DFS Replication
5 17 (13.60%) Xen
6 13 (10.40%) Forefront TMG
6 13 (10.40%) ISA Server
7 9 (7.20%) VMware ESX
8 3 (2.40%) vSphere
8 3 (2.40%) XenApp
8 3 (2.40%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.60%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.80%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.80%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (12.80%) Cisco Prime
2 13 (10.40%) SolarWinds Orion
3 10 (8.00%) SCCM
4 6 (4.80%) SCOM
5 4 (3.20%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (1.60%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.60%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (1.60%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.60%) SELinux
7 1 (0.80%) Cacti
7 1 (0.80%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 122 (97.60%) Cisco
2 72 (57.60%) Riverbed
3 65 (52.00%) VMware
4 50 (40.00%) HP
5 49 (39.20%) SolarWinds
6 40 (32.00%) Microsoft
7 36 (28.80%) Citrix
8 35 (28.00%) Juniper
9 32 (25.60%) CheckPoint
10 30 (24.00%) F5
11 23 (18.40%) Mitel
12 22 (17.60%) NetApp
13 21 (16.80%) Palo Alto
14 13 (10.40%) 3Com
14 13 (10.40%) Barracuda Networks
15 12 (9.60%) ProCurve
16 9 (7.20%) Aerohive Networks
17 7 (5.60%) Forcepoint
18 6 (4.80%) Dell
18 6 (4.80%) Dell Compellent
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