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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 87 120 116
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -4
Permanent jobs citing WAN 3485 2867 2687
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.18% 2.45% 2.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.89% 13.81% 13.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2968 2370 2272
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +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
18445 20755 19902
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.84% 17.74% 18.30%
Number of salaries quoted 15184 16566 15978
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +2.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 31 July 2015 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 31 July 2015. 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 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 +35 3287 £45,000 +5.88% 313
London +10 1072 £52,500 +5.00% 97
South East +60 1059 £45,000 +5.88% 66
Surrey +65 402 £45,000 +12.50% 15
Yorkshire +13 257 £45,000 +12.50% 31
East of England +10 247 £40,000 +6.66% 22
Berkshire +43 236 £40,000 -5.88% 20
City of London -24 227 £55,000 +5.76% 28
South West +12 204 £37,500 +7.14% 21
Hampshire +43 199 £42,500 -15.00% 8
West Midlands +10 195 £42,500 +23.18% 20
West Yorkshire +4 176 £50,000 +25.00% 10
Leeds +2 143 £50,000 +25.00% 7
East Midlands +31 137 £47,500 +5.55% 17
North West +3 129 £40,000 +33.33% 35
Reading +34 117 £40,000 -11.11% 9
Hertfordshire -16 95 £36,000 -15.29% 12
Birmingham +12 88 £47,500 +23.37% 3
Buckinghamshire +54 86 £45,000 +56.52% 9
Cambridgeshire +50 78 £40,000 +7.38% 5
Nottinghamshire +42 72 £47,500 +11.76% 7
Manchester +7 72 £40,000 +23.07% 23
Wiltshire +18 68 £33,875 -24.30% 10
Guildford +43 66 £55,000 +49.65% 1
Nottingham +41 66 £50,000 +5.26% 7
West Sussex +22 65 £46,250 +42.30% 4
Scotland +20 63 £35,500 -4.56% 15
North Yorkshire +12 54 £37,500 -11.76% 7
Staines - 54 £57,500 -
Bristol +6 48 £42,500 +13.33% 5

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 5914 (84.64%) LAN
2 3831 (54.83%) Cisco
3 3156 (45.17%) Windows
4 3039 (43.50%) Firewall
5 2369 (33.91%) Cisco Certification
6 2233 (31.96%) Microsoft
7 2169 (31.04%) VMware
8 1903 (27.24%) Active Directory
9 1603 (22.94%) VPN
10 1588 (22.73%) TCP/IP
11 1558 (22.30%) ITIL
12 1446 (20.70%) VMware Infrastructure
13 1396 (19.98%) CCNA
14 1365 (19.54%) Data Centre
15 1324 (18.95%) MS Exchange
16 1310 (18.75%) CCNP
17 1204 (17.23%) DNS
18 1162 (16.63%) Windows Server 2008
19 1139 (16.30%) Citrix
20 1124 (16.09%) Linux
21 1108 (15.86%) SAN
22 1092 (15.63%) VoIP
22 1092 (15.63%) MS Excel
23 1086 (15.54%) MPLS
24 1065 (15.24%) Finance
25 1013 (14.50%) CheckPoint
26 1004 (14.37%) Wireless
27 931 (13.32%) Juniper
28 925 (13.24%) Windows Server 2012
29 893 (12.78%) HP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 1324 (18.95%) MS Exchange
2 713 (10.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 424 (6.07%) IIS
4 392 (5.61%) Lync
5 374 (5.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 329 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2007
7 301 (4.31%) SharePoint
8 298 (4.27%) Apache
9 184 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
10 181 (2.59%) Tomcat
11 171 (2.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 121 (1.73%) WebSphere
13 109 (1.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 103 (1.47%) Oracle Coherence
15 96 (1.37%) OpenStack
16 63 (0.90%) nginx
17 41 (0.59%) CMS
18 37 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
19 28 (0.40%) IBM Notes
20 27 (0.39%) Confluence
Applications
1 1092 (15.63%) MS Excel
2 733 (10.49%) MS Office
3 184 (2.63%) MS Visio
4 94 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 33 (0.47%) MS Project
6 9 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 7 (0.10%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.057%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.043%) ProjectWise
10 1 (0.014%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.014%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.014%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 77 (1.10%) RMDS
2 24 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
3 21 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 15 (0.21%) Endur
5 11 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
6 10 (0.14%) Summit
6 10 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
6 10 (0.14%) ION MarketView
7 9 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.072%) Sage 50
8 5 (0.072%) Oracle Financials
9 4 (0.057%) Line 500
10 3 (0.043%) Tridion
10 3 (0.043%) Primavera
10 3 (0.043%) Oracle ERP
10 3 (0.043%) MFGPRO
10 3 (0.043%) SAP CCM
10 3 (0.043%) SAP ERP
11 2 (0.029%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 243 (3.48%) Office 365
2 172 (2.46%) Amazon AWS
3 104 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
4 99 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
5 86 (1.23%) IaaS
6 67 (0.96%) SaaS
7 60 (0.86%) PaaS
8 44 (0.63%) Google Apps
9 19 (0.27%) Mimecast
10 9 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.072%) Symantec.cloud
12 4 (0.057%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.057%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.043%) Yammer
13 3 (0.043%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.029%) OneDrive
15 1 (0.014%) Nimbula
15 1 (0.014%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 5914 (84.64%) LAN
2 3039 (43.50%) Firewall
3 1603 (22.94%) VPN
4 1588 (22.73%) TCP/IP
5 1204 (17.23%) DNS
6 1108 (15.86%) SAN
7 1092 (15.63%) VoIP
8 1086 (15.54%) MPLS
9 1004 (14.37%) Wireless
10 870 (12.45%) BGP
11 847 (12.12%) Network Security
12 841 (12.04%) DHCP
13 781 (11.18%) Cisco ASA
14 739 (10.58%) OSPF
15 681 (9.75%) VLAN
16 551 (7.89%) Internet
17 504 (7.21%) EIGRP
18 497 (7.11%) Cisco Nexus
19 403 (5.77%) Wi-Fi
20 374 (5.35%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 797 (11.41%) SQL Server
2 163 (2.33%) MySQL
3 107 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 80 (1.14%) Hadoop
5 78 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
6 77 (1.10%) HBase
7 74 (1.06%) DB2
8 71 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
9 67 (0.96%) Relational Database
10 57 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
11 40 (0.57%) RDBMS
12 38 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
13 34 (0.49%) OLTP
14 27 (0.39%) Oracle Database
15 23 (0.33%) NoSQL
16 19 (0.27%) Data Mining
17 17 (0.24%) Crystal Reports
18 16 (0.23%) MongoDB
19 15 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 15 (0.21%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 73 (1.04%) Jenkins
2 65 (0.93%) Hudson
3 64 (0.92%) Git (software)
4 41 (0.59%) JIRA
5 32 (0.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 26 (0.37%) Subversion
7 13 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (0.086%) Rational Performance Tester
9 5 (0.072%) Bugzilla
9 5 (0.072%) FogBugz
10 4 (0.057%) Ant
10 4 (0.057%) LoadRunner
10 4 (0.057%) Metasploit
11 2 (0.029%) MSI
11 2 (0.029%) InstallShield
11 2 (0.029%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.014%) JUnit
12 1 (0.014%) Selenium
12 1 (0.014%) FitNesse
12 1 (0.014%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1065 (15.24%) Finance
2 700 (10.02%) Telecoms
3 208 (2.98%) Banking
4 193 (2.76%) Retail
5 164 (2.35%) Legal
6 148 (2.12%) Marketing
7 116 (1.66%) Manufacturing
8 115 (1.65%) Law
9 106 (1.52%) Advertising
10 80 (1.14%) Back Office
11 70 (1.00%) Electronics
12 55 (0.79%) Financial Institution
13 34 (0.49%) Investment Banking
14 32 (0.46%) Games
15 31 (0.44%) Publishing
15 31 (0.44%) French Language
15 31 (0.44%) German Language
16 29 (0.42%) Local Government
16 29 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
17 24 (0.34%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1499 (21.45%) Network Engineer
2 896 (12.82%) Analyst
3 721 (10.32%) Architect
4 650 (9.30%) Support Engineer
5 445 (6.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 439 (6.28%) Senior Network Engineer
7 425 (6.08%) Consultant
8 357 (5.11%) Project Manager
9 348 (4.98%) Support Analyst
10 287 (4.11%) 2nd Line Support
11 284 (4.06%) Administrator
12 247 (3.54%) Infrastructure Architect
13 233 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
14 226 (3.23%) IT Support
15 225 (3.22%) Network Analyst
16 222 (3.18%) Network Architect
17 217 (3.11%) Technical Support
18 215 (3.08%) Systems Administrator
19 209 (2.99%) Infrastructure Manager
20 194 (2.78%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (2.55%) Web Services
2 174 (2.49%) Middleware
3 125 (1.79%) 802.1X
4 123 (1.76%) HTML
5 117 (1.67%) XML
6 83 (1.19%) .NET
7 81 (1.16%) XSLT
8 77 (1.10%) Rendezvous
8 77 (1.10%) Ultra Messaging
9 56 (0.80%) FIX Protocol
9 56 (0.80%) LAMP
10 42 (0.60%) XMPP
11 38 (0.54%) CSS
12 23 (0.33%) SOAP
13 20 (0.29%) VXML
14 19 (0.27%) Ajax
15 18 (0.26%) TAPI
15 18 (0.26%) JTAPI
16 17 (0.24%) ISPF
16 17 (0.24%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1365 (19.54%) Data Centre
2 377 (5.40%) Analytical Skills
3 244 (3.49%) Video Conferencing
4 231 (3.31%) Blackberry
4 231 (3.31%) Management Information System
5 168 (2.40%) Computer Science
6 153 (2.19%) Clustering
7 102 (1.46%) Thin Client
7 102 (1.46%) Fat Client
8 95 (1.36%) Replication
9 94 (1.35%) Hedge funds
10 80 (1.14%) iPhone
11 73 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
12 71 (1.02%) Client/Server
13 67 (0.96%) BYOD
14 66 (0.94%) Mainframe
14 66 (0.94%) Statistics
15 61 (0.87%) PKI
16 60 (0.86%) Enterprise Storage
17 57 (0.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 3156 (45.17%) Windows
2 1162 (16.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 1124 (16.09%) Linux
4 925 (13.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 735 (10.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 588 (8.42%) Windows 7
7 442 (6.33%) UNIX
8 341 (4.88%) Windows XP
9 306 (4.38%) Windows 8
10 230 (3.29%) Solaris
11 170 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 100 (1.43%) CentOS
13 87 (1.25%) Windows Vista
14 82 (1.17%) Mac OS X
15 72 (1.03%) Ubuntu
16 69 (0.99%) AIX
17 64 (0.92%) Debian
18 60 (0.86%) Apple iOS
19 57 (0.82%) Android
20 35 (0.50%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1558 (22.30%) ITIL
2 693 (9.92%) Project Management
3 538 (7.70%) Load Balancing
4 464 (6.64%) Network Design
5 461 (6.60%) Disaster Recovery
6 457 (6.54%) Service Delivery
7 402 (5.75%) Change Management
8 360 (5.15%) PRINCE2
9 308 (4.41%) Network Management
10 293 (4.19%) Incident Management
11 290 (4.15%) Service Management
11 290 (4.15%) Agile Software Development
12 270 (3.86%) Mentoring
13 249 (3.56%) Network Monitoring
14 245 (3.51%) Risk Management
15 224 (3.21%) Migration
15 224 (3.21%) Capacity Planning
16 204 (2.92%) Performance Tuning
16 204 (2.92%) Information Security
17 193 (2.76%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 887 (12.70%) SQL
2 233 (3.33%) Java
3 199 (2.85%) PowerShell
4 180 (2.58%) Perl
5 163 (2.33%) Python
6 153 (2.19%) Bash Shell
7 130 (1.86%) C
8 129 (1.85%) JavaScript
9 87 (1.25%) Ruby
10 51 (0.73%) PHP
11 43 (0.62%) Shell Script
12 35 (0.50%) VBScript
13 34 (0.49%) T-SQL
14 31 (0.44%) C++
15 30 (0.43%) VBA
16 26 (0.37%) VB
17 17 (0.24%) Tcl
18 16 (0.23%) PL/SQL
19 14 (0.20%) C#
20 13 (0.19%) Korn
Qualifications
1 2369 (33.91%) Cisco Certification
2 1396 (19.98%) CCNA
3 1310 (18.75%) CCNP
4 723 (10.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 540 (7.73%) Degree
6 452 (6.47%) MCSE
7 422 (6.04%) Security Cleared
8 412 (5.90%) CCIE
9 303 (4.34%) SC Cleared
10 217 (3.11%) MCP
11 202 (2.89%) MCSA
12 197 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
12 197 (2.82%) MCITP
13 183 (2.62%) CCDP
14 170 (2.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 139 (1.99%) CCSA
16 135 (1.93%) CISSP
17 111 (1.59%) MCTS
18 96 (1.37%) CCSE
19 91 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 645 (9.23%) SLA
2 156 (2.23%) PCI DSS
3 129 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 76 (1.09%) ISO 9001
5 72 (1.03%) QA
6 23 (0.33%) COBIT
7 21 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (0.11%) PMBOK
8 8 (0.11%) JSP 440
9 6 (0.086%) TickIT
10 5 (0.072%) HL7
10 5 (0.072%) DICOM
11 2 (0.029%) BS7799
12 1 (0.014%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.014%) JTAG
System Software
1 1903 (27.24%) Active Directory
2 1446 (20.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 678 (9.70%) Hyper-V
4 379 (5.42%) XenApp
5 318 (4.55%) vSphere
6 215 (3.08%) VMware ESX
7 158 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
8 148 (2.12%) NFS
9 136 (1.95%) SRDF
10 133 (1.90%) XenServer
11 119 (1.70%) XenDesktop
12 112 (1.60%) Terminal Services
13 98 (1.40%) Oracle RAC
14 71 (1.02%) Xen
15 67 (0.96%) Terminal Server
16 66 (0.94%) KVM
17 60 (0.86%) ISA Server
18 37 (0.53%) Firmware
19 35 (0.50%) Samba
19 35 (0.50%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 289 (4.14%) SCCM
2 153 (2.19%) Backup Exec
3 123 (1.76%) Cisco CUCM
4 121 (1.73%) WSUS
5 117 (1.67%) SCOM
6 96 (1.37%) Nagios
7 89 (1.27%) Puppet
8 84 (1.20%) Cisco Prime
9 83 (1.19%) Cisco UCCX
10 74 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
11 64 (0.92%) FortiGate
12 58 (0.83%) Ansible
13 55 (0.79%) Salt
14 49 (0.70%) CiscoWorks
15 40 (0.57%) ZABBIX
16 39 (0.56%) SolarWinds Orion
17 36 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
18 32 (0.46%) Cacti
19 31 (0.44%) ARCserve
20 28 (0.40%) Cisco LMS
Vendors
1 3831 (54.83%) Cisco
2 2233 (31.96%) Microsoft
3 2169 (31.04%) VMware
4 1139 (16.30%) Citrix
5 1013 (14.50%) CheckPoint
6 931 (13.32%) Juniper
7 893 (12.78%) HP
8 656 (9.39%) F5
9 462 (6.61%) Oracle
10 440 (6.30%) NetApp
11 298 (4.27%) EMC
12 288 (4.12%) IBM
13 278 (3.98%) Avaya
14 256 (3.66%) SolarWinds
15 224 (3.21%) Dell
16 218 (3.12%) Red Hat
17 201 (2.88%) Riverbed
18 171 (2.45%) Mitel
19 160 (2.29%) Fortinet
20 157 (2.25%) Intel
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 Per Annum + Shares + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
East Midlands
Harris Rubbert Associates
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wigan, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Candidate Source
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + bonus, + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Premier IT
Salary: £27000 - £37000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Company Car or £5k Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, Yorkshire
Access Computer Consulting Plc
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: Yesterday
Worcestershire
Consult Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £35000.00 - £48000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Infotec Resources
Posted: Yesterday