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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 90 113 102
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -11
Permanent jobs citing WAN 3310 2830 3154
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.95% 2.56% 2.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.62% 14.86% 13.70%
Number of salaries quoted 2774 2339 2689
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +2.63%

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
19912 19041 23026
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.74% 17.19% 19.85%
Number of salaries quoted 15952 15183 19018
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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 26 November 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 26 November 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 +17 3138 £40,000 -9.09% 354
London +18 1164 £47,500 -5.00% 128
South East +24 779 £38,500 -9.41% 76
City of London +24 284 £51,500 - 32
Yorkshire +17 272 £45,000 +18.42% 31
East of England +25 224 £40,000 -5.88% 22
West Midlands +21 209 £32,500 +0.77% 25
Berkshire +5 206 £39,000 -22.00% 18
Surrey +40 203 £35,000 -26.31% 16
North West -22 196 £33,250 -19.87% 33
West Yorkshire +17 189 £45,000 +18.42% 12
South West +15 164 £35,000 -10.25% 28
Leeds +25 157 £47,500 +25.00% 10
Hampshire +2 139 £35,000 +2.94% 18
East Midlands -11 118 £35,000 +4.47% 9
Manchester -29 100 £35,000 - 18
Hertfordshire +9 84 £43,500 -3.33% 8
Scotland +8 74 £32,500 -7.14% 17
Birmingham +9 72 £37,500 +25.00% 4
Reading -4 69 £35,250 -32.85% 7
Kent +42 68 £47,500 +11.76% 6
Buckinghamshire 0 63 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Cheshire -11 62 £30,000 -40.00% 11
South Yorkshire +6 54 £55,000 +29.41% 8
Bracknell -4 54 £34,000 +6.25% 4
Edinburgh +16 50 £32,500 -11.91% 4
Cambridgeshire +14 49 £42,500 +21.42% 7
Wales +38 48 £39,000 +20.00% 8
South Wales +39 47 £39,000 +20.00% 8
Northamptonshire -11 47 £45,000 +32.35% 1

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 5222 (83.86%) LAN
2 3270 (52.51%) Cisco
3 3093 (49.67%) Windows
4 2671 (42.89%) Firewall
5 2095 (33.64%) Microsoft
6 2033 (32.65%) Cisco Certification
7 2007 (32.23%) VMware
8 1863 (29.92%) Active Directory
9 1596 (25.63%) VPN
10 1421 (22.82%) TCP/IP
11 1389 (22.31%) CCNP
12 1285 (20.64%) Windows Server 2008
13 1282 (20.59%) VMware Infrastructure
14 1237 (19.87%) ITIL
15 1224 (19.66%) MS Exchange
16 1206 (19.37%) CCNA
17 1162 (18.66%) DNS
18 1137 (18.26%) Citrix
19 1102 (17.70%) MPLS
20 1100 (17.67%) SAN
21 1067 (17.14%) MS Excel
22 976 (15.67%) Finance
23 973 (15.63%) CheckPoint
24 954 (15.32%) Linux
25 917 (14.73%) Juniper
26 890 (14.29%) DHCP
27 883 (14.18%) Windows Server 2003
28 879 (14.12%) VoIP
29 817 (13.12%) Wireless
30 788 (12.65%) BGP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 1224 (19.66%) MS Exchange
2 555 (8.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 357 (5.73%) SharePoint
4 341 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2007
5 317 (5.09%) IIS
6 307 (4.93%) Exchange Server 2013
7 249 (4.00%) Lync
8 198 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2003
9 178 (2.86%) Apache
10 176 (2.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 130 (2.09%) Tomcat
12 60 (0.96%) WebSphere
13 48 (0.77%) CMS
14 44 (0.71%) Oracle Coherence
15 40 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
15 40 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
16 32 (0.51%) OpenStack
16 32 (0.51%) IBM Notes
17 31 (0.50%) Lotus Domino
18 18 (0.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 1067 (17.14%) MS Excel
2 740 (11.88%) MS Office
3 98 (1.57%) MS Visio
4 78 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 28 (0.45%) MS Project
6 16 (0.26%) RoboHelp
6 16 (0.26%) FrameMaker
6 16 (0.26%) PaintShop Pro
7 8 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.064%) FastStats
9 3 (0.048%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.048%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.032%) S-PLUS
10 2 (0.032%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.016%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.016%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.016%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 50 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.45%) RMDS
3 14 (0.22%) Front Arena
3 14 (0.22%) Eikon
4 10 (0.16%) 3000 Xtra
4 10 (0.16%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 10 (0.16%) Summit
5 9 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
6 8 (0.13%) SalesLogix
6 8 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
6 8 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 7 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
7 7 (0.11%) ION MarketView
8 6 (0.096%) Dynamics AX
9 5 (0.080%) Oracle EBS R12
9 5 (0.080%) Line 500
10 4 (0.064%) AWD
10 4 (0.064%) Advent Moxy
10 4 (0.064%) GoldMine
10 4 (0.064%) Compiere
Cloud Services
1 169 (2.71%) Office 365
2 97 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
3 85 (1.37%) IaaS
4 83 (1.33%) SaaS
5 60 (0.96%) PaaS
6 42 (0.67%) Google Apps
7 41 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
8 39 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
9 16 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (0.11%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.080%) Route 53
12 1 (0.016%) Rackspace Cloud
12 1 (0.016%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 5222 (83.86%) LAN
2 2671 (42.89%) Firewall
3 1596 (25.63%) VPN
4 1421 (22.82%) TCP/IP
5 1162 (18.66%) DNS
6 1102 (17.70%) MPLS
7 1100 (17.67%) SAN
8 890 (14.29%) DHCP
9 879 (14.12%) VoIP
10 817 (13.12%) Wireless
11 788 (12.65%) BGP
12 748 (12.01%) Network Security
13 692 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
14 659 (10.58%) OSPF
15 622 (9.99%) Internet
16 523 (8.40%) VLAN
17 388 (6.23%) Wi-Fi
18 373 (5.99%) EIGRP
19 358 (5.75%) Cisco Nexus
20 305 (4.90%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 734 (11.79%) SQL Server
2 161 (2.59%) MySQL
3 149 (2.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 130 (2.09%) SQL Server 2005
5 64 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
6 61 (0.98%) Hadoop
7 53 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
7 53 (0.85%) Big Data
8 44 (0.71%) HBase
9 40 (0.64%) DB2
10 37 (0.59%) MongoDB
11 35 (0.56%) Relational Database
12 30 (0.48%) Oracle Exadata
13 28 (0.45%) NoSQL
13 28 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
14 27 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
14 27 (0.43%) Mahout
15 26 (0.42%) HCatalog
15 26 (0.42%) Riak
15 26 (0.42%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 42 (0.67%) LoadRunner
2 36 (0.58%) Git (software)
3 29 (0.47%) Jenkins
4 27 (0.43%) JIRA
5 25 (0.40%) Subversion
6 20 (0.32%) Selenium
6 20 (0.32%) Hudson
7 19 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 15 (0.24%) QuickTest Pro
8 15 (0.24%) FogBugz
9 14 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (0.22%) Visual Studio
10 9 (0.14%) Bugzilla
11 8 (0.13%) WinRunner
11 8 (0.13%) Rational Performance Tester
12 7 (0.11%) Appcelerator Titanium
13 6 (0.096%) SilkPerformer
13 6 (0.096%) AdminStudio
14 4 (0.064%) TestDirector
14 4 (0.064%) Ant
General
1 976 (15.67%) Finance
2 638 (10.25%) Telecoms
3 226 (3.63%) Banking
4 143 (2.30%) Retail
4 143 (2.30%) Law
5 92 (1.48%) Back Office
6 84 (1.35%) Legal
7 79 (1.27%) Advertising
7 79 (1.27%) Marketing
8 70 (1.12%) Manufacturing
9 45 (0.72%) Investment Banking
10 44 (0.71%) French Language
11 39 (0.63%) Financial Institution
12 38 (0.61%) Publishing
13 34 (0.55%) German Language
14 32 (0.51%) Electronics
15 29 (0.47%) Games
15 29 (0.47%) Billing
16 20 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
17 16 (0.26%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 1466 (23.54%) Network Engineer
2 940 (15.10%) Analyst
3 716 (11.50%) Support Engineer
4 491 (7.89%) Architect
5 387 (6.21%) Support Analyst
5 387 (6.21%) Senior Network Engineer
6 346 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 330 (5.30%) Consultant
8 307 (4.93%) Administrator
9 294 (4.72%) IT Support
10 270 (4.34%) 3rd Line Support
11 238 (3.82%) Project Manager
12 216 (3.47%) Systems Administrator
12 216 (3.47%) 2nd Line Support
13 206 (3.31%) Network Analyst
14 198 (3.18%) Infrastructure Manager
15 190 (3.05%) Systems Engineer
16 186 (2.99%) Network Support
17 182 (2.92%) Technical Support
18 176 (2.83%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (1.59%) Web Services
2 98 (1.57%) .NET
3 93 (1.49%) Middleware
4 79 (1.27%) CSS
5 66 (1.06%) HTML
6 39 (0.63%) XML
7 33 (0.53%) LAMP
8 31 (0.50%) ASP.NET
9 20 (0.32%) FIX Protocol
10 19 (0.31%) Rendezvous
11 18 (0.29%) XSLT
11 18 (0.29%) SOAP
12 17 (0.27%) XMPP
13 16 (0.26%) Ajax
14 13 (0.21%) COM
14 13 (0.21%) Application Packaging
15 8 (0.13%) WSH
16 6 (0.096%) WAP
16 6 (0.096%) .NET Framework
17 5 (0.080%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 343 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
2 317 (5.09%) Blackberry
3 200 (3.21%) Management Information System
4 140 (2.25%) Computer Science
5 129 (2.07%) Clustering
6 110 (1.77%) Replication
6 110 (1.77%) Hedge funds
7 100 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
8 97 (1.56%) Open Source
9 66 (1.06%) iPhone
10 64 (1.03%) Client/Server
11 57 (0.92%) Thin Client
11 57 (0.92%) Fat Client
12 48 (0.77%) Statistics
12 48 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
13 42 (0.67%) CMDB
13 42 (0.67%) Visualisation
14 40 (0.64%) Mathematics
14 40 (0.64%) Enterprise Storage
15 38 (0.61%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3093 (49.67%) Windows
2 1285 (20.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 954 (15.32%) Linux
4 883 (14.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 697 (11.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 696 (11.18%) Windows 7
7 409 (6.57%) UNIX
8 366 (5.88%) Windows XP
9 318 (5.11%) Windows 8
10 169 (2.71%) Solaris
11 150 (2.41%) Android
12 123 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 117 (1.88%) Windows Vista
14 87 (1.40%) CentOS
15 75 (1.20%) Apple iOS
16 58 (0.93%) Ubuntu
17 48 (0.77%) Mac OS X
18 44 (0.71%) AIX
19 43 (0.69%) VMS
20 41 (0.66%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1237 (19.87%) ITIL
2 533 (8.56%) Project Management
3 408 (6.55%) Load Balancing
4 378 (6.07%) Disaster Recovery
5 332 (5.33%) Network Design
6 315 (5.06%) Change Management
7 311 (4.99%) Service Delivery
8 310 (4.98%) PRINCE2
9 290 (4.66%) Network Management
10 242 (3.89%) Network Monitoring
11 241 (3.87%) Migration
12 222 (3.57%) Incident Management
13 210 (3.37%) Service Management
14 206 (3.31%) Kalman Filter
15 203 (3.26%) Capacity Planning
16 189 (3.04%) Mentoring
17 188 (3.02%) Agile Software Development
18 168 (2.70%) E-Commerce
19 153 (2.46%) Asset Management
20 144 (2.31%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 674 (10.82%) SQL
2 154 (2.47%) PowerShell
3 145 (2.33%) Java
4 138 (2.22%) Perl
5 112 (1.80%) C
6 108 (1.73%) Python
7 97 (1.56%) Bash Shell
8 83 (1.33%) PHP
9 42 (0.67%) C#
10 41 (0.66%) T-SQL
11 39 (0.63%) Shell Script
12 35 (0.56%) C++
13 34 (0.55%) JavaScript
14 32 (0.51%) Ruby
15 30 (0.48%) VB
16 25 (0.40%) VBScript
17 18 (0.29%) Korn
18 11 (0.18%) VBA
19 8 (0.13%) Embedded C
19 8 (0.13%) AWK
Qualifications
1 2033 (32.65%) Cisco Certification
2 1389 (22.31%) CCNP
3 1206 (19.37%) CCNA
4 692 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 555 (8.91%) Degree
6 398 (6.39%) MCSE
7 335 (5.38%) Security Cleared
8 321 (5.15%) CCIE
9 270 (4.34%) SC Cleared
10 229 (3.68%) MCITP
11 191 (3.07%) MCSA
12 186 (2.99%) MCP
13 174 (2.79%) CCSE
14 163 (2.62%) CCDP
15 147 (2.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 141 (2.26%) CCSP
17 121 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
18 104 (1.67%) CCDA
19 103 (1.65%) CCSA
20 88 (1.41%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 496 (7.97%) SLA
2 100 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 84 (1.35%) PCI DSS
4 79 (1.27%) QA
5 36 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 25 (0.40%) COBIT
7 22 (0.35%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.064%) BS7799
8 4 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 4 (0.064%) ISO 9000
9 3 (0.048%) HL7
10 2 (0.032%) DICOM
11 1 (0.016%) MiFID
11 1 (0.016%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1863 (29.92%) Active Directory
2 1282 (20.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 529 (8.50%) Hyper-V
4 392 (6.30%) XenApp
5 368 (5.91%) vSphere
6 190 (3.05%) VMware ESX
7 156 (2.51%) VMware ESXi
8 114 (1.83%) XenDesktop
9 111 (1.78%) Terminal Services
10 86 (1.38%) NFS
11 83 (1.33%) Firmware
12 73 (1.17%) XenServer
13 69 (1.11%) MetaFrame
14 62 (1.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 49 (0.79%) Terminal Server
16 48 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
17 47 (0.75%) SRDF
18 45 (0.72%) Xen
19 41 (0.66%) VMware Server
20 36 (0.58%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 202 (3.24%) SCCM
2 172 (2.76%) Backup Exec
3 106 (1.70%) Norton AntiVirus
4 102 (1.64%) SCOM
5 96 (1.54%) CiscoWorks
6 86 (1.38%) WSUS
7 84 (1.35%) Cisco CUCM
8 72 (1.16%) Nagios
9 71 (1.14%) OpenView
10 60 (0.96%) Puppet
11 50 (0.80%) Cacti
12 41 (0.66%) Cisco UCCX
13 39 (0.63%) Cisco Prime
14 38 (0.61%) SolarWinds Orion
15 36 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
15 36 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
16 29 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
17 27 (0.43%) FortiGate
18 26 (0.42%) Ambari
18 26 (0.42%) Oozie
Vendors
1 3270 (52.51%) Cisco
2 2095 (33.64%) Microsoft
3 2007 (32.23%) VMware
4 1137 (18.26%) Citrix
5 973 (15.63%) CheckPoint
6 917 (14.73%) Juniper
7 689 (11.06%) HP
8 484 (7.77%) F5
9 343 (5.51%) NetApp
10 312 (5.01%) Avaya
11 296 (4.75%) Oracle
12 290 (4.66%) Dell
13 260 (4.18%) EMC
14 254 (4.08%) SolarWinds
15 248 (3.98%) Red Hat
16 231 (3.71%) Symantec
17 173 (2.78%) McAfee
18 158 (2.54%) Riverbed
19 141 (2.26%) IBM
20 139 (2.23%) Apple
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 43 minutes ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 58 minutes ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Networking People
Salary: £41000 - £45000 per annum + corporate bens & bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
Concentrix
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum Pension + Bonus + Dental + BUPA + Mo
Posted: 15 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + great company
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Harrow, Middlesex
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £22k - 24k per year + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £26k - 32k per year + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Gate Hampton Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum + car allowance, benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + £5k Travel Allowance + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
LA International
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + £6,000 on call
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago