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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 99 111 110
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -1
Permanent jobs citing WAN 3184 2742 2941
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.79% 2.53% 2.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.66% 14.74% 13.15%
Number of salaries quoted 2644 2268 2531
Average salary £41,500 £44,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.68% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.89%

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
20333 18606 22372
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.83% 17.20% 19.42%
Number of salaries quoted 16116 15032 18240
Average salary £44,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.52%
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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +12 3000 £42,000 -6.66% 415
London +3 1118 £50,000 - 128
South East +14 693 £40,000 -5.88% 90
Yorkshire +28 296 £45,000 +18.42% 29
City of London +14 289 £50,000 -4.76% 40
East of England +62 230 £39,000 -7.69% 29
West Yorkshire +40 230 £45,000 +18.42% 15
West Midlands +18 202 £32,750 +0.76% 38
Leeds +52 194 £45,000 +18.42% 9
Berkshire +1 188 £40,750 -14.21% 28
South West +7 174 £31,500 -10.00% 47
North West -16 172 £33,027 -20.41% 43
Surrey +10 170 £37,500 -16.66% 17
Hampshire +6 126 £35,000 -12.50% 19
East Midlands -22 106 £35,000 +1.44% 8
Manchester -18 93 £33,500 -11.84% 23
Hertfordshire +28 78 £40,000 - 12
Scotland +2 74 £34,000 -2.85% 11
Birmingham +18 68 £38,500 - 15
Reading -17 65 £47,500 -5.00% 9
Kent +40 64 £50,000 +25.00% 4
Cheshire -11 55 £30,000 -40.00% 14
Buckinghamshire -15 55 £50,000 +36.98% 8
Cambridgeshire +15 50 £40,000 +6.66% 14
West Sussex +9 47 £38,750 -13.88% 7
Edinburgh +7 44 £32,500 -53.57% 7
Bracknell +4 44 £31,000 -3.12% 1
Wiltshire -3 43 £45,500 +52.61% 9
Wales +2 42 £37,500 +15.38% 9
Northamptonshire -16 41 £45,000 +15.38% 4

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 5022 (83.63%) LAN
2 3225 (53.71%) Cisco
3 2921 (48.64%) Windows
4 2544 (42.36%) Firewall
5 1974 (32.87%) Cisco Certification
6 1929 (32.12%) Microsoft
7 1881 (31.32%) VMware
8 1709 (28.46%) Active Directory
9 1499 (24.96%) VPN
10 1356 (22.58%) CCNP
11 1345 (22.40%) TCP/IP
12 1247 (20.77%) Windows Server 2008
13 1193 (19.87%) ITIL
14 1179 (19.63%) VMware Infrastructure
15 1146 (19.08%) DNS
16 1125 (18.73%) CCNA
17 1100 (18.32%) MS Exchange
18 1060 (17.65%) MPLS
19 1047 (17.44%) Citrix
20 1009 (16.80%) SAN
21 961 (16.00%) MS Excel
22 949 (15.80%) Linux
23 934 (15.55%) CheckPoint
24 926 (15.42%) Finance
25 876 (14.59%) DHCP
26 872 (14.52%) Windows Server 2003
27 865 (14.40%) VoIP
28 845 (14.07%) Juniper
29 747 (12.44%) Wireless
30 745 (12.41%) BGP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 1100 (18.32%) MS Exchange
2 484 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 318 (5.30%) IIS
4 311 (5.18%) SharePoint
5 304 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2007
6 253 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2013
7 219 (3.65%) Lync
8 189 (3.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 188 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
10 186 (3.10%) Apache
11 144 (2.40%) Tomcat
12 71 (1.18%) WebSphere
13 61 (1.02%) Oracle Coherence
14 44 (0.73%) Lotus Domino
15 39 (0.65%) IBM Notes
16 33 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
16 33 (0.55%) OpenStack
17 32 (0.53%) CMS
18 31 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
19 22 (0.37%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 961 (16.00%) MS Excel
2 681 (11.34%) MS Office
3 103 (1.72%) MS Visio
4 64 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
5 30 (0.50%) MS Project
6 10 (0.17%) RoboHelp
6 10 (0.17%) FrameMaker
6 10 (0.17%) PaintShop Pro
6 10 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.083%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.067%) FastStats
8 4 (0.067%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.050%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.050%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.033%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 37 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (0.53%) RMDS
3 16 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
4 12 (0.20%) Front Arena
4 12 (0.20%) Eikon
5 10 (0.17%) Summit
5 10 (0.17%) 3000 Xtra
5 10 (0.17%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 8 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
6 8 (0.13%) Movex
6 8 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 7 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
8 6 (0.100%) Line 500
8 6 (0.100%) SalesLogix
9 5 (0.083%) Oracle EBS R12
9 5 (0.083%) Dynamics AX
10 4 (0.067%) AWD
10 4 (0.067%) Compiere
10 4 (0.067%) Tridion
11 3 (0.050%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 139 (2.31%) Office 365
2 83 (1.38%) IaaS
3 82 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
4 79 (1.32%) SaaS
5 58 (0.97%) PaaS
6 44 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
7 43 (0.72%) Google Apps
8 39 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
9 24 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (0.12%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.083%) Route 53
12 1 (0.017%) IBM SmartCloud
12 1 (0.017%) Rackspace Cloud
12 1 (0.017%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 5022 (83.63%) LAN
2 2544 (42.36%) Firewall
3 1499 (24.96%) VPN
4 1345 (22.40%) TCP/IP
5 1146 (19.08%) DNS
6 1060 (17.65%) MPLS
7 1009 (16.80%) SAN
8 876 (14.59%) DHCP
9 865 (14.40%) VoIP
10 747 (12.44%) Wireless
11 745 (12.41%) BGP
12 719 (11.97%) Network Security
13 649 (10.81%) Cisco ASA
14 628 (10.46%) OSPF
15 608 (10.12%) Internet
16 470 (7.83%) VLAN
17 362 (6.03%) EIGRP
18 348 (5.80%) Wi-Fi
19 315 (5.25%) Cisco Nexus
20 295 (4.91%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 735 (12.24%) SQL Server
2 151 (2.51%) MySQL
3 128 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 96 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
5 85 (1.42%) Hadoop
6 78 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
7 70 (1.17%) Big Data
8 61 (1.02%) HBase
9 58 (0.97%) DB2
10 50 (0.83%) Oracle Exadata
11 47 (0.78%) Mahout
12 45 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
13 41 (0.68%) MongoDB
14 40 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
14 40 (0.67%) NoSQL
15 39 (0.65%) Apache Hive
15 39 (0.65%) MarkLogic
15 39 (0.65%) Couchbase
15 39 (0.65%) Sqoop
15 39 (0.65%) Riak
Development Applications
1 34 (0.57%) LoadRunner
1 34 (0.57%) Git (software)
2 24 (0.40%) Jenkins
3 23 (0.38%) Subversion
4 22 (0.37%) JIRA
5 20 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 15 (0.25%) Hudson
7 13 (0.22%) Selenium
8 12 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (0.20%) FogBugz
9 11 (0.18%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 11 (0.18%) QuickTest Pro
10 10 (0.17%) Visual Studio
11 8 (0.13%) Talend Open Studio
12 6 (0.100%) Metasploit
12 6 (0.100%) SilkPerformer
12 6 (0.100%) AdminStudio
13 5 (0.083%) Bugzilla
13 5 (0.083%) Rational Performance Tester
13 5 (0.083%) TestLink
General
1 926 (15.42%) Finance
2 595 (9.91%) Telecoms
3 206 (3.43%) Banking
4 153 (2.55%) Retail
5 117 (1.95%) Law
6 89 (1.48%) Legal
7 83 (1.38%) Marketing
8 79 (1.32%) Back Office
9 66 (1.10%) Advertising
10 57 (0.95%) Manufacturing
11 50 (0.83%) French Language
12 40 (0.67%) German Language
13 32 (0.53%) Games
14 31 (0.52%) Publishing
15 29 (0.48%) Electronics
15 29 (0.48%) Billing
16 26 (0.43%) Investment Banking
16 26 (0.43%) Financial Institution
17 21 (0.35%) Italian Language
18 19 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1404 (23.38%) Network Engineer
2 913 (15.20%) Analyst
3 629 (10.47%) Support Engineer
4 499 (8.31%) Architect
5 384 (6.39%) Support Analyst
6 374 (6.23%) Senior Network Engineer
7 336 (5.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 322 (5.36%) Consultant
9 301 (5.01%) Administrator
10 259 (4.31%) IT Support
11 247 (4.11%) Network Analyst
11 247 (4.11%) 3rd Line Support
12 243 (4.05%) Project Manager
13 201 (3.35%) Systems Administrator
14 198 (3.30%) Infrastructure Manager
14 198 (3.30%) Network Support
15 195 (3.25%) 2nd Line Support
16 180 (3.00%) Security Engineer
17 178 (2.96%) Systems Engineer
18 161 (2.68%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (1.53%) Web Services
2 91 (1.52%) .NET
2 91 (1.52%) Middleware
3 67 (1.12%) HTML
4 59 (0.98%) CSS
5 45 (0.75%) XML
6 32 (0.53%) LAMP
7 23 (0.38%) Rendezvous
8 22 (0.37%) XSLT
8 22 (0.37%) SOAP
9 21 (0.35%) ASP.NET
9 21 (0.35%) COM
9 21 (0.35%) XMPP
10 17 (0.28%) Application Packaging
11 9 (0.15%) FIX Protocol
11 9 (0.15%) WSH
12 8 (0.13%) ODBC
12 8 (0.13%) SAP Basis
13 6 (0.100%) ActiveMQ
13 6 (0.100%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 336 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
2 306 (5.10%) Blackberry
3 194 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 147 (2.45%) Computer Science
5 127 (2.11%) Clustering
6 97 (1.62%) Video Conferencing
7 92 (1.53%) Replication
8 89 (1.48%) Hedge funds
9 83 (1.38%) Open Source
10 72 (1.20%) Statistics
11 60 (1.00%) Client/Server
12 58 (0.97%) iPhone
13 55 (0.92%) Visualisation
14 54 (0.90%) SecurID
15 47 (0.78%) Fat Client
15 47 (0.78%) Thin Client
16 45 (0.75%) Mathematics
17 43 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
18 42 (0.70%) EqualLogic
19 35 (0.58%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 2921 (48.64%) Windows
2 1247 (20.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 949 (15.80%) Linux
4 872 (14.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 641 (10.67%) Windows 7
6 605 (10.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 388 (6.46%) UNIX
8 346 (5.76%) Windows XP
9 262 (4.36%) Windows 8
10 172 (2.86%) Solaris
11 149 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 148 (2.46%) Android
13 102 (1.70%) Windows Vista
14 80 (1.33%) CentOS
15 60 (1.00%) Apple iOS
16 53 (0.88%) Ubuntu
17 47 (0.78%) AIX
18 43 (0.72%) VMS
19 39 (0.65%) Mac OS X
19 39 (0.65%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1193 (19.87%) ITIL
2 514 (8.56%) Project Management
3 403 (6.71%) Load Balancing
4 350 (5.83%) Network Design
5 319 (5.31%) PRINCE2
6 318 (5.30%) Network Management
7 311 (5.18%) Change Management
8 293 (4.88%) Service Delivery
9 278 (4.63%) Disaster Recovery
10 220 (3.66%) Incident Management
11 215 (3.58%) Network Monitoring
12 211 (3.51%) Service Management
13 209 (3.48%) Migration
14 200 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
15 190 (3.16%) Agile Software Development
16 189 (3.15%) E-Commerce
17 181 (3.01%) Kalman Filter
18 174 (2.90%) Mentoring
19 165 (2.75%) Information Security
20 159 (2.65%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 645 (10.74%) SQL
2 146 (2.43%) Java
3 132 (2.20%) PowerShell
4 122 (2.03%) Perl
5 108 (1.80%) C
6 106 (1.77%) Python
7 92 (1.53%) Bash Shell
8 65 (1.08%) PHP
9 41 (0.68%) Shell Script
10 38 (0.63%) VB
10 38 (0.63%) C#
11 34 (0.57%) JavaScript
12 33 (0.55%) C++
13 30 (0.50%) Ruby
14 22 (0.37%) T-SQL
15 19 (0.32%) VBScript
16 17 (0.28%) Korn
17 13 (0.22%) R
18 9 (0.15%) AWK
18 9 (0.15%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 1974 (32.87%) Cisco Certification
2 1356 (22.58%) CCNP
3 1125 (18.73%) CCNA
4 702 (11.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 558 (9.29%) Degree
6 409 (6.81%) MCSE
7 315 (5.25%) CCIE
8 270 (4.50%) Security Cleared
9 228 (3.80%) MCITP
10 198 (3.30%) SC Cleared
11 176 (2.93%) MCSA
12 159 (2.65%) CCDP
13 158 (2.63%) MCP
14 151 (2.51%) CCSE
15 147 (2.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 141 (2.35%) CCSP
17 116 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
18 93 (1.55%) CCSA
19 86 (1.43%) CCDA
20 85 (1.42%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 449 (7.48%) SLA
2 117 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 104 (1.73%) PCI DSS
4 73 (1.22%) QA
5 33 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 22 (0.37%) COBIT
7 19 (0.32%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.067%) BS7799
8 4 (0.067%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 4 (0.067%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.033%) MiFID
9 2 (0.033%) HL7
10 1 (0.017%) DICOM
10 1 (0.017%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1709 (28.46%) Active Directory
2 1179 (19.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 475 (7.91%) Hyper-V
4 351 (5.85%) XenApp
5 319 (5.31%) vSphere
6 191 (3.18%) VMware ESX
7 130 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
8 108 (1.80%) XenDesktop
9 95 (1.58%) Terminal Services
10 81 (1.35%) NFS
11 75 (1.25%) Firmware
12 70 (1.17%) XenServer
13 68 (1.13%) MetaFrame
14 66 (1.10%) Oracle RAC
15 65 (1.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 52 (0.87%) SRDF
17 43 (0.72%) Terminal Server
18 41 (0.68%) ISA Server
19 39 (0.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
19 39 (0.65%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 180 (3.00%) SCCM
2 152 (2.53%) Backup Exec
3 93 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
4 90 (1.50%) SCOM
5 89 (1.48%) Cisco CUCM
6 84 (1.40%) WSUS
7 78 (1.30%) CiscoWorks
8 66 (1.10%) Puppet
9 65 (1.08%) Nagios
10 53 (0.88%) Cacti
11 51 (0.85%) OpenView
12 50 (0.83%) SolarWinds Orion
13 46 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
14 41 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
15 39 (0.65%) Ambari
15 39 (0.65%) Oozie
16 34 (0.57%) Cisco UCCX
17 25 (0.42%) FortiGate
18 24 (0.40%) Cisco Prime
19 23 (0.38%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 3225 (53.71%) Cisco
2 1929 (32.12%) Microsoft
3 1881 (31.32%) VMware
4 1047 (17.44%) Citrix
5 934 (15.55%) CheckPoint
6 845 (14.07%) Juniper
7 657 (10.94%) HP
8 475 (7.91%) F5
9 332 (5.53%) NetApp
10 327 (5.45%) Oracle
11 268 (4.46%) Avaya
12 266 (4.43%) Dell
13 251 (4.18%) Red Hat
14 240 (4.00%) SolarWinds
15 227 (3.78%) EMC
16 215 (3.58%) Symantec
17 168 (2.80%) McAfee
18 166 (2.76%) Riverbed
19 149 (2.48%) IBM
20 134 (2.23%) Apple
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Bonus and benefits package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Berkshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
The People Network
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + £7.5k Car Allowance + 10% Bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £48000 - £50000 per annum + car + 15% bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £80000 - £95000 per annum + £7.5k Car Allowance + 20% Bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The People Network
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Health, Life
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
The People Network
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Health, Life
Posted: 5 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Salary: £Neg
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Central London / West End
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Extensive benefits package
Posted: 6 hours ago
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £33,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Greater Manchester
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £25k plus benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago