The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 94 99 108
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +9
Permanent jobs citing WAN 2839 2994 3028
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.97% 2.77% 2.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.55% 16.67% 14.65%
Number of salaries quoted 2314 2536 2517
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,198 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
16175 17956 20664
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.91% 16.59% 18.33%
Number of salaries quoted 13248 14921 16282
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing WAN as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 27 September 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the UK over the 3 months to 27 September 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
(Click see detailed
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 +6 2697 £42,500 -5.55% 251
London +14 915 £52,500 +2.94% 83
South East -6 639 £42,500 - 45
West Midlands +12 254 £38,000 -15.55% 29
South West +10 215 £36,301 -3.19% 17
East of England +6 184 £42,500 +6.25% 21
Yorkshire +4 178 £37,500 -16.66% 21
North West +4 166 £40,000 +12.67% 25
Birmingham +7 148 £40,000 -21.95% 9
Berkshire -16 145 £40,000 -11.11% 9
East Midlands +24 140 £39,500 -1.25% 9
City of London +10 139 £55,000 - 21
Surrey -26 138 £45,000 +7.14% 6
West Yorkshire +4 135 £37,500 -25.00% 16
Hampshire -6 116 £35,000 -21.34% 9
Manchester +7 115 £40,000 +1.91% 20
Hertfordshire +30 102 £45,000 +26.76% 9
Buckinghamshire +12 74 £41,000 +7.89% 9
Wiltshire +7 66 £36,000 -4.00% 2
Bradford +37 64 £39,000 -40.00% 1
Scotland +21 64 £34,500 -1.42% 11
Leeds -24 64 £37,500 -25.00% 12
Reading -10 58 £38,500 -23.00% 3
Kent +39 57 £43,000 +7.50% 3
Bristol +12 56 £40,750 +8.66% 2
West Sussex -9 45 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Wales +11 43 £42,500 +13.33% 4
Hemel Hempstead +16 40 £45,000 +23.28% 4
Milton Keynes +13 40 £41,000 +7.89% 7
Leicestershire +2 37 £42,500 +31.78% 1

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT jobs citing WAN 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.

1 4688 (84.42%) LAN
2 3033 (54.62%) Cisco
3 2557 (46.05%) Firewall
4 2361 (42.52%) Windows
5 1983 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
6 1786 (32.16%) VMware
7 1683 (30.31%) Microsoft
8 1681 (30.27%) Active Directory
9 1397 (25.16%) VPN
10 1341 (24.15%) VMware Infrastructure
11 1305 (23.50%) CCNA
12 1289 (23.21%) ITIL
13 1288 (23.19%) Windows Server
14 1258 (22.65%) TCP/IP
15 1234 (22.22%) CCNP
16 1083 (19.50%) DNS
17 1063 (19.14%) Data Centre
18 979 (17.63%) Linux
19 959 (17.27%) Wireless
20 942 (16.96%) MPLS
21 938 (16.89%) VoIP
22 896 (16.14%) MS Exchange
23 870 (15.67%) SAN
24 867 (15.61%) DHCP
25 805 (14.50%) Windows Server 2008
26 747 (13.45%) Citrix
27 745 (13.42%) Finance
28 732 (13.18%) MS Excel
29 719 (12.95%) Juniper
30 714 (12.86%) Network Security

WAN
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
1 896 (16.14%) MS Exchange
2 329 (5.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 293 (5.28%) IIS
4 249 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2013
5 214 (3.85%) SharePoint
6 206 (3.71%) Skype for Business
7 160 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2007
8 138 (2.49%) Apache
9 72 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
10 71 (1.28%) Tomcat
11 45 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 44 (0.79%) WebSphere
13 33 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
14 32 (0.58%) OpenStack
15 23 (0.41%) IBM Notes
15 23 (0.41%) Oracle Coherence
15 23 (0.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 16 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
17 13 (0.23%) JBoss
18 12 (0.22%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 732 (13.18%) MS Excel
2 484 (8.72%) MS Office
3 107 (1.93%) MS Visio
4 61 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (0.36%) MS Project
6 8 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.090%) Mozilla Thunderbird
8 4 (0.072%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.054%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.018%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 33 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.56%) assyst
3 18 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 10 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.090%) Line 500
5 5 (0.090%) RMDS
5 5 (0.090%) Sage 1000
6 4 (0.072%) Infor M3
6 4 (0.072%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.072%) Sage 50
7 3 (0.054%) HiPortfolio
7 3 (0.054%) Infor CRM
7 3 (0.054%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.036%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.036%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 2 (0.036%) Magento
8 2 (0.036%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.018%) Line 50
9 1 (0.018%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 427 (7.69%) Office 365
2 265 (4.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 250 (4.50%) Amazon AWS
4 100 (1.80%) IaaS
5 64 (1.15%) SaaS
6 48 (0.86%) PaaS
7 38 (0.68%) Mimecast
8 32 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
9 20 (0.36%) IBM Cloud
10 16 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
10 16 (0.29%) Google Apps
11 12 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
12 10 (0.18%) Slack
13 8 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
13 8 (0.14%) OneDrive
14 7 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (0.072%) Amazon S3
16 2 (0.036%) Google Cloud Platform
16 2 (0.036%) Google Compute Engine
16 2 (0.036%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 4688 (84.42%) LAN
2 2557 (46.05%) Firewall
3 1397 (25.16%) VPN
4 1258 (22.65%) TCP/IP
5 1083 (19.50%) DNS
6 959 (17.27%) Wireless
7 942 (16.96%) MPLS
8 938 (16.89%) VoIP
9 870 (15.67%) SAN
10 867 (15.61%) DHCP
11 714 (12.86%) Network Security
12 692 (12.46%) BGP
13 670 (12.07%) OSPF
14 622 (11.20%) Cisco ASA
15 531 (9.56%) VLAN
16 503 (9.06%) Internet
17 385 (6.93%) EIGRP
18 383 (6.90%) Cisco Nexus
19 352 (6.34%) Wi-Fi
20 339 (6.10%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 598 (10.77%) SQL Server
2 99 (1.78%) MySQL
3 84 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 51 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 42 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
6 38 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
7 37 (0.67%) Relational Database
8 28 (0.50%) DB2
9 27 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 25 (0.45%) OLAP
11 22 (0.40%) OLTP
11 22 (0.40%) Oracle OLAP
12 20 (0.36%) Oracle Database
12 20 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 17 (0.31%) Hadoop
14 15 (0.27%) Big Data
15 14 (0.25%) NoSQL
16 13 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
17 6 (0.11%) Crystal Reports
17 6 (0.11%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 27 (0.49%) Git (software)
2 23 (0.41%) JIRA
3 21 (0.38%) LoadRunner
4 13 (0.23%) Jenkins
5 11 (0.20%) Subversion
5 11 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (0.18%) Visual Studio
7 9 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 8 (0.14%) Cucumber
8 8 (0.14%) JUnit
8 8 (0.14%) Selenium
8 8 (0.14%) SpecFlow
9 7 (0.13%) TestNG
10 6 (0.11%) Metasploit
11 5 (0.090%) Bugzilla
11 5 (0.090%) FogBugz
12 4 (0.072%) JMeter
12 4 (0.072%) Maven
13 3 (0.054%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 3 (0.054%) Liquibase
General
1 745 (13.42%) Finance
2 688 (12.39%) Telecoms
3 255 (4.59%) Retail
4 160 (2.88%) Banking
5 126 (2.27%) Legal
6 88 (1.58%) Manufacturing
7 81 (1.46%) Back Office
8 80 (1.44%) Law
9 73 (1.31%) Marketing
10 49 (0.88%) Games
11 46 (0.83%) Advertising
12 43 (0.77%) Publishing
13 38 (0.68%) French Language
14 36 (0.65%) Electronics
15 32 (0.58%) Investment Banking
16 27 (0.49%) Financial Institution
17 22 (0.40%) German Language
18 17 (0.31%) Automotive
18 17 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
19 15 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1425 (25.66%) Network Engineer
2 790 (14.23%) Analyst
3 708 (12.75%) Support Engineer
4 609 (10.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 461 (8.30%) Cisco Engineer
6 411 (7.40%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 384 (6.92%) Senior Network Engineer
8 341 (6.14%) Architect
9 332 (5.98%) Support Analyst
10 308 (5.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 276 (4.97%) IT Support
12 268 (4.83%) IT Engineer
13 244 (4.39%) Network Support
14 240 (4.32%) 2nd Line Support
15 237 (4.27%) Consultant
16 235 (4.23%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 234 (4.21%) 3rd Line Support
18 226 (4.07%) Network Analyst
19 206 (3.71%) Infrastructure Manager
20 196 (3.53%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (2.34%) Web Services
2 121 (2.18%) 802.1X
3 59 (1.06%) Middleware
4 55 (0.99%) .NET
5 28 (0.50%) XML
6 26 (0.47%) LAMP
7 22 (0.40%) HTML
8 15 (0.27%) XMPP
9 14 (0.25%) Regular Expression
10 13 (0.23%) FIX Protocol
11 10 (0.18%) CSS
11 10 (0.18%) Flash
11 10 (0.18%) HTML5
11 10 (0.18%) Ruby on Rails
11 10 (0.18%) Unreal Engine
12 9 (0.16%) ASP.NET
12 9 (0.16%) JSON
13 8 (0.14%) JDBC
14 7 (0.13%) FreeSWITCH
14 7 (0.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1063 (19.14%) Data Centre
2 363 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
3 236 (4.25%) Management Information System
4 168 (3.03%) Driving Licence
5 164 (2.95%) Computer Science
6 125 (2.25%) Video Conferencing
7 110 (1.98%) Clustering
8 98 (1.76%) Blackberry
8 98 (1.76%) Replication
9 80 (1.44%) IVR
10 70 (1.26%) Client/Server
11 65 (1.17%) Statistics
12 60 (1.08%) Virtual Team
13 59 (1.06%) iPhone
14 56 (1.01%) PKI
15 54 (0.97%) Fat Client
15 54 (0.97%) Thin Client
16 53 (0.95%) Private Cloud
17 48 (0.86%) iPad
18 43 (0.77%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2361 (42.52%) Windows
2 1288 (23.19%) Windows Server
3 979 (17.63%) Linux
4 805 (14.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 665 (11.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 445 (8.01%) Windows 7
7 305 (5.49%) Unix
8 252 (4.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 207 (3.73%) Windows 8
10 190 (3.42%) Windows 10
11 162 (2.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 106 (1.91%) Solaris
13 94 (1.69%) Windows XP
14 88 (1.58%) Android
14 88 (1.58%) CentOS
15 64 (1.15%) Mac OS X
16 48 (0.86%) Windows Vista
17 35 (0.63%) Ubuntu
18 26 (0.47%) AIX
18 26 (0.47%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1289 (23.21%) ITIL
2 461 (8.30%) Project Management
3 443 (7.98%) Disaster Recovery
4 378 (6.81%) Network Design
5 344 (6.19%) Service Delivery
6 334 (6.01%) Load Balancing
7 298 (5.37%) Network Management
7 298 (5.37%) PRINCE2
8 273 (4.92%) Presales
9 269 (4.84%) Change Management
10 265 (4.77%) Network Monitoring
11 263 (4.74%) High Availability
12 245 (4.41%) Service Management
13 237 (4.27%) Mentoring
14 213 (3.84%) Business Continuity
15 193 (3.48%) Capacity Planning
15 193 (3.48%) Information Security
16 183 (3.30%) Agile Software Development
17 180 (3.24%) Change Control
18 178 (3.21%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 545 (9.81%) SQL
2 276 (4.97%) PowerShell
3 152 (2.74%) Python
4 131 (2.36%) C
5 116 (2.09%) Perl
6 89 (1.60%) Bash Shell
7 76 (1.37%) Ruby
8 65 (1.17%) Java
9 56 (1.01%) Shell Script
10 53 (0.95%) C#
11 35 (0.63%) C++
11 35 (0.63%) T-SQL
12 34 (0.61%) PHP
12 34 (0.61%) VBScript
13 32 (0.58%) VB
14 25 (0.45%) JavaScript
15 9 (0.16%) Lisp
15 9 (0.16%) Lua
16 7 (0.13%) XPath
17 6 (0.11%) Korn
Qualifications
1 1983 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
2 1305 (23.50%) CCNA
3 1234 (22.22%) CCNP
4 656 (11.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 495 (8.91%) Degree
6 426 (7.67%) MCSE
7 341 (6.14%) Security Cleared
8 316 (5.69%) CCIE
9 285 (5.13%) MCSA
10 224 (4.03%) SC Cleared
11 186 (3.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 170 (3.06%) MCITP
13 136 (2.45%) MCP
14 130 (2.34%) CCSA
15 129 (2.32%) CCDP
16 126 (2.27%) DV Cleared
17 112 (2.02%) CISSP
18 98 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
19 90 (1.62%) JNCIA
20 84 (1.51%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 495 (8.91%) SLA
2 190 (3.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 152 (2.74%) PCI DSS
4 38 (0.68%) QA
5 26 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 17 (0.31%) COBIT
6 17 (0.31%) HIPAA
7 7 (0.13%) PMBOK
8 6 (0.11%) JSP 440
9 5 (0.090%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.054%) BS7799
10 3 (0.054%) DICOM
10 3 (0.054%) RMADS
11 2 (0.036%) SAS 70
12 1 (0.018%) HL7
12 1 (0.018%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.018%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.018%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 1681 (30.27%) Active Directory
2 1341 (24.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 582 (10.48%) Hyper-V
4 342 (6.16%) vSphere
5 256 (4.61%) XenApp
6 167 (3.01%) VMware ESX
7 126 (2.27%) Virtual Servers
8 115 (2.07%) XenDesktop
9 107 (1.93%) Terminal Services
10 103 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
11 85 (1.53%) Xen
12 63 (1.13%) XenServer
13 55 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
14 53 (0.95%) KVM
15 50 (0.90%) NFS
16 48 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
17 45 (0.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 36 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
19 35 (0.63%) SRDF
20 33 (0.59%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 215 (3.87%) SCCM
2 134 (2.41%) SCOM
3 119 (2.14%) Cisco CUCM
4 108 (1.94%) Puppet
5 97 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
6 94 (1.69%) Cisco Prime
7 82 (1.48%) Nagios
8 75 (1.35%) Backup Exec
8 75 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
9 63 (1.13%) FortiGate
10 60 (1.08%) WSUS
11 50 (0.90%) Cisco UCCX
12 41 (0.74%) Tivoli
13 32 (0.58%) Ansible
14 27 (0.49%) Nessus
15 25 (0.45%) SolarWinds Orion
16 24 (0.43%) AirWatch
16 24 (0.43%) Cacti
17 23 (0.41%) NetBackup
18 22 (0.40%) vMotion
Vendors
1 3033 (54.62%) Cisco
2 1786 (32.16%) VMware
3 1683 (30.31%) Microsoft
4 747 (13.45%) Citrix
5 719 (12.95%) Juniper
6 682 (12.28%) CheckPoint
7 573 (10.32%) HP
8 428 (7.71%) F5
9 295 (5.31%) SolarWinds
10 273 (4.92%) NetApp
11 270 (4.86%) Palo Alto
12 259 (4.66%) Avaya
13 225 (4.05%) Oracle
14 216 (3.89%) EMC
15 194 (3.49%) Dell
16 189 (3.40%) Riverbed
17 187 (3.37%) Fortinet
18 185 (3.33%) Mitel
19 165 (2.97%) Red Hat
20 140 (2.52%) Symantec
Oxfordshire
Premier IT
Salary: £33000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + Bonus, Car allowance, Health, Pension
Posted: 14 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + Bonus, Car allowance, Health, Pension
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £26000.00 - £33000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Herefordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
TELSTRA Associates
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum £45-55k+
Posted: 15 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + 3k on call
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £27000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £14000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Rates
Posted: 14 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Career Progression
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £23000 - £280000 per annum + Holiday, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 15 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
UK
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday