The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 111 112 110
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Permanent jobs citing WAN 2897 2616 2951
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.47% 2.44% 2.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.89% 13.81% 13.77%
Number of salaries quoted 2378 2214 2536
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 £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20853 18941 21430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.80% 17.66% 18.28%
Number of salaries quoted 16565 15300 17586
Average salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.22% +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

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WAN
Salary Trend

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

WAN Salary Trend in the UK

WAN
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WAN over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 within the UK.

WAN Salary Histogram in the UK

WAN
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the UK over the 3 months to 21 August 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
England +1 2690 £42,500 - 342
London -5 1059 £50,000 - 121
South East -22 554 £42,500 +13.33% 92
City of London +20 313 £50,000 -8.25% 43
Yorkshire +23 265 £42,000 +12.75% 18
East of England +61 240 £38,500 -13.48% 29
West Yorkshire +34 207 £42,000 +9.09% 14
Leeds +49 177 £42,500 +13.33% 10
South West -7 166 £35,000 - 24
West Midlands +8 157 £37,500 +11.11% 18
North West +4 141 £32,750 +0.76% 25
Surrey -27 135 £40,000 -5.88% 13
Berkshire -12 133 £47,500 +23.37% 18
Hampshire -3 118 £45,000 +20.00% 20
Hertfordshire +24 91 £41,500 -2.35% 8
East Midlands -23 91 £40,000 - 11
Manchester +1 80 £33,000 +10.00% 16
Reading -17 66 £47,500 +28.37% 5
Birmingham +42 64 £38,500 -7.22% 5
Scotland -11 59 £40,000 -11.11% 15
Bedfordshire +22 56 £35,000 -17.64% 12
Kent +21 56 £40,000 +23.07% 6
Wales -7 49 £37,500 +7.14% 9
South Wales -8 47 £37,500 +7.14% 7
West Sussex -4 45 £33,500 -10.66% 8
Cambridgeshire +20 42 £37,500 -21.05% 8
Cheshire +17 40 £27,600 -35.43% 2
Watford +22 35 £45,000 +36.36% 5
Basingstoke +6 33 £43,500 +8.75% 2
North Yorkshire -8 32 £45,000 +60.71% 1

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 4830 (83.94%) LAN
2 3086 (53.63%) Cisco
3 2805 (48.75%) Windows
4 2369 (41.17%) Firewall
5 1841 (32.00%) Microsoft
6 1830 (31.80%) Cisco Certification
7 1722 (29.93%) VMware
8 1606 (27.91%) Active Directory
9 1357 (23.58%) VPN
10 1321 (22.96%) TCP/IP
11 1258 (21.86%) Windows Server 2008
12 1189 (20.66%) ITIL
13 1168 (20.30%) CCNP
14 1161 (20.18%) DNS
15 1094 (19.01%) MS Exchange
16 1087 (18.89%) CCNA
17 1073 (18.65%) VMware Infrastructure
18 1002 (17.41%) SAN
19 956 (16.61%) MS Excel
20 944 (16.41%) Citrix
21 937 (16.28%) MPLS
22 922 (16.02%) Windows Server 2003
23 894 (15.54%) Finance
24 888 (15.43%) CheckPoint
25 886 (15.40%) DHCP
26 875 (15.21%) Linux
27 795 (13.82%) VoIP
28 774 (13.45%) Microsoft Certification
29 762 (13.24%) SQL Server
30 741 (12.88%) HP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 (19.01%) MS Exchange
2 513 (8.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 328 (5.70%) SharePoint
4 320 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 290 (5.04%) IIS
6 226 (3.93%) Exchange Server 2003
7 216 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2013
8 208 (3.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 185 (3.22%) Lync
10 158 (2.75%) Apache
11 129 (2.24%) Tomcat
12 75 (1.30%) WebSphere
13 63 (1.09%) Lotus Domino
14 51 (0.89%) Oracle Coherence
15 47 (0.82%) IBM Notes
16 36 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
17 32 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
18 30 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
19 25 (0.43%) OpenStack
20 21 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 956 (16.61%) MS Excel
2 610 (10.60%) MS Office
3 93 (1.62%) MS Visio
4 68 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
5 19 (0.33%) MS Project
6 6 (0.10%) FastStats
7 5 (0.087%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.087%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.052%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.035%) RoboHelp
9 2 (0.035%) FrameMaker
9 2 (0.035%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 36 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.47%) RMDS
3 17 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
4 14 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
5 13 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
6 12 (0.21%) Front Arena
6 12 (0.21%) Eikon
7 11 (0.19%) Movex
8 10 (0.17%) Summit
8 10 (0.17%) 3000 Xtra
8 10 (0.17%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 10 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
9 9 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
10 7 (0.12%) Line 500
11 6 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 5 (0.087%) Oracle EBS R12
13 4 (0.070%) AWD
13 4 (0.070%) Sage 200
13 4 (0.070%) Compiere
14 3 (0.052%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 135 (2.35%) Office 365
2 82 (1.43%) IaaS
3 78 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
4 64 (1.11%) SaaS
5 56 (0.97%) PaaS
6 35 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
7 34 (0.59%) Google Apps
8 32 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
9 22 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.10%) Joyent
11 3 (0.052%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.017%) Route 53
12 1 (0.017%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4830 (83.94%) LAN
2 2369 (41.17%) Firewall
3 1357 (23.58%) VPN
4 1321 (22.96%) TCP/IP
5 1161 (20.18%) DNS
6 1002 (17.41%) SAN
7 937 (16.28%) MPLS
8 886 (15.40%) DHCP
9 795 (13.82%) VoIP
10 682 (11.85%) Wireless
11 652 (11.33%) BGP
12 634 (11.02%) Network Security
13 572 (9.94%) Cisco ASA
14 558 (9.70%) Internet
15 541 (9.40%) OSPF
16 432 (7.51%) VLAN
17 319 (5.54%) Wi-Fi
18 316 (5.49%) EIGRP
19 270 (4.69%) Ethernet
20 256 (4.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 762 (13.24%) SQL Server
2 137 (2.38%) MySQL
3 135 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 88 (1.53%) SQL Server 2005
5 74 (1.29%) Hadoop
5 74 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
6 58 (1.01%) Big Data
7 51 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
7 51 (0.89%) HBase
7 51 (0.89%) DB2
8 44 (0.76%) Oracle Exadata
9 42 (0.73%) Mahout
10 37 (0.64%) MongoDB
11 36 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
11 36 (0.63%) NoSQL
11 36 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
12 34 (0.59%) Apache Hive
12 34 (0.59%) HCatalog
12 34 (0.59%) Riak
12 34 (0.59%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 28 (0.49%) LoadRunner
2 27 (0.47%) Git (software)
3 25 (0.43%) Jenkins
4 20 (0.35%) Hudson
4 20 (0.35%) Subversion
5 19 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 16 (0.28%) JIRA
7 14 (0.24%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 13 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (0.23%) Visual Studio
9 9 (0.16%) Selenium
10 8 (0.14%) Talend Open Studio
10 8 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
11 7 (0.12%) Metasploit
12 6 (0.10%) QuickTest Pro
12 6 (0.10%) JUnit
13 5 (0.087%) Bugzilla
13 5 (0.087%) Maven
14 4 (0.070%) FitNesse
14 4 (0.070%) FogBugz
General
1 894 (15.54%) Finance
2 560 (9.73%) Telecoms
3 184 (3.20%) Banking
4 175 (3.04%) Retail
5 144 (2.50%) Law
6 97 (1.69%) Marketing
7 94 (1.63%) Legal
8 72 (1.25%) Advertising
9 71 (1.23%) Manufacturing
10 43 (0.75%) Back Office
10 43 (0.75%) French Language
11 30 (0.52%) Games
12 28 (0.49%) Publishing
13 27 (0.47%) Electronics
13 27 (0.47%) Billing
14 23 (0.40%) German Language
15 19 (0.33%) Italian Language
16 18 (0.31%) Spanish Language
17 16 (0.28%) Investment Banking
18 13 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1324 (23.01%) Network Engineer
2 931 (16.18%) Analyst
3 542 (9.42%) Support Engineer
4 435 (7.56%) Architect
5 410 (7.13%) Support Analyst
6 371 (6.45%) Senior Network Engineer
7 335 (5.82%) Consultant
8 303 (5.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 301 (5.23%) Network Analyst
10 285 (4.95%) Administrator
11 234 (4.07%) 3rd Line Support
12 226 (3.93%) Project Manager
12 226 (3.93%) Network Support
13 207 (3.60%) IT Support
14 204 (3.55%) Systems Engineer
15 192 (3.34%) Infrastructure Manager
16 190 (3.30%) 2nd Line Support
17 183 (3.18%) Systems Administrator
18 181 (3.15%) Security Engineer
19 148 (2.57%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (1.69%) .NET
2 76 (1.32%) Middleware
3 69 (1.20%) Web Services
4 54 (0.94%) HTML
5 46 (0.80%) XML
6 35 (0.61%) LAMP
6 35 (0.61%) SOAP
7 30 (0.52%) CSS
8 28 (0.49%) COM
9 18 (0.31%) ASP.NET
9 18 (0.31%) Rendezvous
10 17 (0.30%) SAP Basis
10 17 (0.30%) XSLT
11 11 (0.19%) ODBC
11 11 (0.19%) WSH
11 11 (0.19%) Application Packaging
12 10 (0.17%) XMPP
13 8 (0.14%) WinForms
13 8 (0.14%) FIX Protocol
13 8 (0.14%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 329 (5.72%) Blackberry
2 185 (3.22%) Management Information System
3 157 (2.73%) Clustering
4 135 (2.35%) Computer Science
5 111 (1.93%) Video Conferencing
6 92 (1.60%) Replication
7 80 (1.39%) Statistics
8 75 (1.30%) SecurID
9 74 (1.29%) Hedge funds
10 66 (1.15%) iPhone
10 66 (1.15%) Open Source
10 66 (1.15%) Firmware
11 56 (0.97%) Client/Server
12 53 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
13 51 (0.89%) Visualisation
14 49 (0.85%) Mathematics
15 41 (0.71%) Fat Client
15 41 (0.71%) Thin Client
16 35 (0.61%) EqualLogic
16 35 (0.61%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 2805 (48.75%) Windows
2 1258 (21.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 922 (16.02%) Windows Server 2003
4 875 (15.21%) Linux
5 628 (10.91%) Windows 7
6 547 (9.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 389 (6.76%) UNIX
8 367 (6.38%) Windows XP
9 252 (4.38%) Windows 8
10 159 (2.76%) Solaris
11 139 (2.42%) Android
12 133 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 76 (1.32%) Windows Vista
14 67 (1.16%) CentOS
15 49 (0.85%) VMS
15 49 (0.85%) Windows Phone
16 47 (0.82%) Ubuntu
17 42 (0.73%) AIX
18 39 (0.68%) Apple iOS
18 39 (0.68%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1189 (20.66%) ITIL
2 492 (8.55%) Project Management
3 374 (6.50%) Network Design
4 373 (6.48%) Load Balancing
5 366 (6.36%) Network Management
6 306 (5.32%) Change Management
7 299 (5.20%) Service Delivery
7 299 (5.20%) PRINCE2
8 266 (4.62%) Disaster Recovery
9 209 (3.63%) Service Management
10 198 (3.44%) Incident Management
11 189 (3.28%) E-Commerce
12 182 (3.16%) Migration
13 163 (2.83%) Information Security
14 162 (2.82%) Network Monitoring
15 153 (2.66%) Kalman Filter
16 141 (2.45%) Capacity Planning
17 126 (2.19%) Performance Tuning
18 124 (2.16%) Change Control
19 118 (2.05%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 686 (11.92%) SQL
2 145 (2.52%) Java
3 125 (2.17%) PowerShell
4 120 (2.09%) Perl
5 89 (1.55%) Python
6 88 (1.53%) C
7 70 (1.22%) Bash Shell
8 42 (0.73%) VB
9 41 (0.71%) Shell Script
10 39 (0.68%) PHP
11 38 (0.66%) C#
12 37 (0.64%) JavaScript
13 27 (0.47%) C++
14 19 (0.33%) Ruby
15 16 (0.28%) VBScript
16 12 (0.21%) T-SQL
17 10 (0.17%) R
18 9 (0.16%) Korn
19 8 (0.14%) AWK
20 7 (0.12%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 1830 (31.80%) Cisco Certification
2 1168 (20.30%) CCNP
3 1087 (18.89%) CCNA
4 774 (13.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 570 (9.91%) Degree
6 487 (8.46%) MCSE
7 299 (5.20%) CCIE
8 248 (4.31%) MCITP
9 239 (4.15%) Security Cleared
10 216 (3.75%) MCSA
11 180 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 167 (2.90%) SC Cleared
13 163 (2.83%) MCP
14 139 (2.42%) CCSE
15 128 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
16 123 (2.14%) CCDP
17 104 (1.81%) CCSA
18 103 (1.79%) CCSP
19 98 (1.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 74 (1.29%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 429 (7.46%) SLA
2 142 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 90 (1.56%) PCI DSS
4 86 (1.49%) QA
5 24 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 22 (0.38%) COBIT
7 19 (0.33%) ISO 9001
8 7 (0.12%) BS7799
9 5 (0.087%) ISO 9000
10 3 (0.052%) HL7
11 2 (0.035%) MiFID
11 2 (0.035%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 1 (0.017%) GxP
12 1 (0.017%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1606 (27.91%) Active Directory
2 1073 (18.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 492 (8.55%) Hyper-V
4 300 (5.21%) XenApp
5 277 (4.81%) vSphere
6 188 (3.27%) VMware ESX
7 110 (1.91%) VMware ESXi
8 107 (1.86%) XenDesktop
9 101 (1.76%) Terminal Services
10 93 (1.62%) XenServer
11 74 (1.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 64 (1.11%) MetaFrame
13 61 (1.06%) NFS
14 56 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
15 45 (0.78%) SRDF
16 43 (0.75%) ISA Server
17 41 (0.71%) Xen
18 37 (0.64%) Forefront TMG
19 35 (0.61%) Terminal Server
20 34 (0.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 176 (3.06%) SCCM
2 159 (2.76%) Backup Exec
3 84 (1.46%) SCOM
4 80 (1.39%) WSUS
5 74 (1.29%) CiscoWorks
6 70 (1.22%) Cisco CUCM
7 65 (1.13%) Norton AntiVirus
8 61 (1.06%) Nagios
9 54 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
10 52 (0.90%) Puppet
11 50 (0.87%) SolarWinds Orion
12 46 (0.80%) OpenView
13 39 (0.68%) Cacti
14 35 (0.61%) HP NNM
15 34 (0.59%) Oozie
15 34 (0.59%) Ambari
16 33 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
17 30 (0.52%) NetBackup
18 26 (0.45%) Cisco Prime
19 24 (0.42%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 3086 (53.63%) Cisco
2 1841 (32.00%) Microsoft
3 1722 (29.93%) VMware
4 944 (16.41%) Citrix
5 888 (15.43%) CheckPoint
6 741 (12.88%) HP
7 735 (12.77%) Juniper
8 468 (8.13%) F5
9 322 (5.60%) Oracle
10 299 (5.20%) NetApp
11 255 (4.43%) Dell
11 255 (4.43%) SolarWinds
12 218 (3.79%) EMC
13 203 (3.53%) Red Hat
14 184 (3.20%) Avaya
15 179 (3.11%) Symantec
16 165 (2.87%) Riverbed
17 161 (2.80%) McAfee
18 152 (2.64%) IBM
19 132 (2.29%) Apple
Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £26400 per annum + benefits
Posted: 36 minutes ago
Havant, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 47 minutes ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Romford, Essex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
South East
Vodafone
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £50000 - £85000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Healthcare-at-Home.co.uk
Salary: Competitive, Grade 7
Posted: 2 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £24,000 to £26,500 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Kent
EVAK Technologies Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £38,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Surbiton, Surrey
avsnet
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + £6k on call, bonus, pension etc
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £22000 - £25500 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
LA International
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
X4 Group
Salary: Market related
Posted: 6 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum + pension,flexitime
Posted: 16 hours ago
Hampshire
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
XIST4 IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40-50k + 10% Bonus
Posted: 19 hours ago
Surrey
Quadratek People Limited
Salary: From £75,000 to £100,000 per annum to £100k plus benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Quadratek People Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £110,000 per annum Excellent salary plus benefits plus
Posted: 19 hours ago