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

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 85 121 116
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -5
Permanent jobs citing WAN 3528 2887 2680
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.19% 2.41% 2.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.57% 13.93% 12.94%
Number of salaries quoted 2977 2435 2274
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +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
18995 20729 20713
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.19% 17.28% 18.86%
Number of salaries quoted 15491 16577 16796
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 1 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 1 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 +36 3311 £45,000 +5.88% 363
South East +58 1072 £42,500 - 99
London +19 1069 £52,500 +5.00% 115
Surrey +64 400 £43,000 +1.17% 33
East of England +24 275 £40,000 +8.10% 20
City of London 0 226 £55,000 +1.85% 35
Hampshire +39 222 £40,000 -20.00% 15
Yorkshire +7 212 £42,000 +5.00% 27
South West +22 210 £39,500 +5.33% 20
Berkshire +29 203 £40,000 -15.78% 24
West Midlands +6 187 £36,000 +2.85% 25
East Midlands +29 144 £47,500 +5.55% 14
West Yorkshire +1 139 £50,000 +19.76% 19
North West +5 131 £37,500 +25.00% 34
Hertfordshire +1 117 £35,000 -17.64% 7
Leeds +2 114 £50,000 +17.64% 16
Reading +16 108 £40,000 -11.11% 9
Cambridgeshire +63 86 £40,000 +15.10% 8
West Sussex +26 85 £45,000 +50.00% 6
Buckinghamshire +40 83 £47,500 +4.39% 13
Birmingham +4 82 £43,500 +17.56% 6
Scotland +26 78 £45,000 +20.00% 8
Wiltshire +13 72 £35,250 -21.22% 8
Guildford +56 70 £55,000 +25.71% 4
Nottinghamshire +45 64 £47,500 +33.80% 5
Manchester +1 64 £38,750 +29.16% 18
Nottingham +44 60 £47,500 -5.00% 3
Southampton +19 54 £40,000 - 3
Northamptonshire -3 54 £50,000 +5.26% 4
Bristol +10 49 £70,000 +86.66% 4

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 5922 (84.70%) LAN
2 3822 (54.66%) Cisco
3 3213 (45.95%) Windows
4 3068 (43.88%) Firewall
5 2362 (33.78%) Cisco Certification
6 2283 (32.65%) Microsoft
7 2179 (31.16%) VMware
8 1910 (27.32%) Active Directory
9 1573 (22.50%) TCP/IP
10 1570 (22.45%) VPN
11 1508 (21.57%) ITIL
12 1494 (21.37%) VMware Infrastructure
13 1415 (20.24%) CCNA
14 1368 (19.57%) Data Centre
15 1362 (19.48%) MS Exchange
16 1295 (18.52%) CCNP
17 1220 (17.45%) Citrix
18 1203 (17.21%) Windows Server 2008
19 1190 (17.02%) DNS
20 1160 (16.59%) SAN
21 1118 (15.99%) Linux
22 1109 (15.86%) MS Excel
23 1108 (15.85%) MPLS
24 1076 (15.39%) Finance
25 1071 (15.32%) VoIP
26 1008 (14.42%) CheckPoint
27 988 (14.13%) Wireless
28 926 (13.24%) Juniper
29 925 (13.23%) Windows Server 2012
30 924 (13.22%) SQL

WAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 1362 (19.48%) MS Exchange
2 711 (10.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 459 (6.56%) IIS
4 418 (5.98%) Lync
5 357 (5.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 337 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2007
7 314 (4.49%) Apache
8 282 (4.03%) SharePoint
9 196 (2.80%) Tomcat
10 188 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2003
11 183 (2.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 121 (1.73%) WebSphere
13 113 (1.62%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 107 (1.53%) Oracle Coherence
15 85 (1.22%) OpenStack
16 62 (0.89%) nginx
17 39 (0.56%) CMS
18 28 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
19 26 (0.37%) Confluence
20 25 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1109 (15.86%) MS Excel
2 744 (10.64%) MS Office
3 171 (2.45%) MS Visio
4 90 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 41 (0.59%) MS Project
6 7 (0.10%) AutoCAD
6 7 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.043%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.043%) ProjectWise
8 1 (0.014%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 82 (1.17%) RMDS
2 26 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 21 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
3 21 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 20 (0.29%) Endur
5 12 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
6 11 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
7 9 (0.13%) Summit
8 7 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
8 7 (0.10%) ION MarketView
9 5 (0.072%) Sage 50
9 5 (0.072%) Oracle Financials
10 4 (0.057%) SAP CCM
10 4 (0.057%) SAP ERP
10 4 (0.057%) Line 500
10 4 (0.057%) MIS ActiveH
11 3 (0.043%) Tridion
11 3 (0.043%) Primavera
11 3 (0.043%) Oracle ERP
12 2 (0.029%) HiPortfolio
Cloud Services
1 234 (3.35%) Office 365
2 160 (2.29%) Amazon AWS
3 105 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
4 102 (1.46%) IaaS
5 101 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
6 63 (0.90%) SaaS
7 57 (0.82%) PaaS
8 45 (0.64%) Google Apps
9 17 (0.24%) Mimecast
10 7 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.072%) Symantec.cloud
12 4 (0.057%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.043%) Yammer
13 3 (0.043%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.029%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.029%) OneDrive
15 1 (0.014%) Nimbula
Communications & Networking
1 5922 (84.70%) LAN
2 3068 (43.88%) Firewall
3 1573 (22.50%) TCP/IP
4 1570 (22.45%) VPN
5 1190 (17.02%) DNS
6 1160 (16.59%) SAN
7 1108 (15.85%) MPLS
8 1071 (15.32%) VoIP
9 988 (14.13%) Wireless
10 891 (12.74%) Network Security
11 845 (12.09%) DHCP
12 830 (11.87%) BGP
13 793 (11.34%) Cisco ASA
14 705 (10.08%) OSPF
15 672 (9.61%) VLAN
16 524 (7.49%) Internet
17 505 (7.22%) EIGRP
18 492 (7.04%) Cisco Nexus
19 392 (5.61%) Wi-Fi
20 351 (5.02%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 818 (11.70%) SQL Server
2 161 (2.30%) MySQL
3 112 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 84 (1.20%) Hadoop
5 83 (1.19%) DB2
6 81 (1.16%) HBase
7 77 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
8 71 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
9 59 (0.84%) Relational Database
10 54 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
11 37 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
12 32 (0.46%) RDBMS
13 29 (0.41%) OLTP
14 26 (0.37%) MongoDB
15 21 (0.30%) Data Mining
16 20 (0.29%) Oracle Database
17 18 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 17 (0.24%) NoSQL
19 16 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
20 15 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 71 (1.02%) Jenkins
2 67 (0.96%) Hudson
3 61 (0.87%) Git (software)
4 38 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 35 (0.50%) JIRA
6 26 (0.37%) Subversion
7 11 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (0.10%) Visual Studio
8 7 (0.10%) Metasploit
9 6 (0.086%) Rational Performance Tester
10 4 (0.057%) LoadRunner
10 4 (0.057%) Bugzilla
10 4 (0.057%) FogBugz
11 3 (0.043%) MSI
12 2 (0.029%) InstallShield
12 2 (0.029%) Ant
13 1 (0.014%) JUnit
13 1 (0.014%) CruiseControl
13 1 (0.014%) Selenium
13 1 (0.014%) FitNesse
General
1 1076 (15.39%) Finance
2 686 (9.81%) Telecoms
3 200 (2.86%) Banking
4 193 (2.76%) Retail
5 155 (2.22%) Legal
6 147 (2.10%) Marketing
7 134 (1.92%) Law
8 118 (1.69%) Manufacturing
9 112 (1.60%) Advertising
10 77 (1.10%) Back Office
11 68 (0.97%) Electronics
12 59 (0.84%) Financial Institution
13 34 (0.49%) Local Government
14 31 (0.44%) Publishing
15 30 (0.43%) Front Office
15 30 (0.43%) Investment Banking
16 29 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
17 27 (0.39%) Games
18 26 (0.37%) French Language
19 25 (0.36%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1504 (21.51%) Network Engineer
2 897 (12.83%) Analyst
3 699 (10.00%) Architect
4 680 (9.73%) Support Engineer
5 476 (6.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 440 (6.29%) Senior Network Engineer
7 428 (6.12%) Consultant
8 355 (5.08%) Support Analyst
9 332 (4.75%) Project Manager
10 307 (4.39%) 2nd Line Support
11 248 (3.55%) Infrastructure Architect
12 246 (3.52%) Administrator
13 234 (3.35%) Solutions Architect
14 231 (3.30%) IT Support
15 220 (3.15%) Technical Support
16 205 (2.93%) Security Engineer
16 205 (2.93%) Network Architect
17 196 (2.80%) Network Analyst
18 184 (2.63%) Infrastructure Manager
19 179 (2.56%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (2.55%) Middleware
2 162 (2.32%) Web Services
3 131 (1.87%) HTML
4 121 (1.73%) XML
5 92 (1.32%) .NET
6 86 (1.23%) XSLT
7 81 (1.16%) Rendezvous
7 81 (1.16%) Ultra Messaging
8 53 (0.76%) LAMP
9 52 (0.74%) FIX Protocol
10 46 (0.66%) XMPP
11 45 (0.64%) CSS
12 21 (0.30%) Ajax
13 20 (0.29%) SOAP
14 19 (0.27%) VXML
15 17 (0.24%) ISPF
15 17 (0.24%) JTAPI
15 17 (0.24%) TAPI
15 17 (0.24%) RabbitMQ
16 16 (0.23%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1368 (19.57%) Data Centre
2 368 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 260 (3.72%) Blackberry
4 245 (3.50%) Management Information System
4 245 (3.50%) Video Conferencing
5 183 (2.62%) Clustering
6 167 (2.39%) Computer Science
7 100 (1.43%) Fat Client
7 100 (1.43%) Thin Client
8 96 (1.37%) Hedge funds
9 88 (1.26%) Replication
10 79 (1.13%) iPhone
11 73 (1.04%) Mainframe
11 73 (1.04%) Client/Server
12 67 (0.96%) BYOD
13 65 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
14 64 (0.92%) PKI
14 64 (0.92%) Statistics
15 61 (0.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 51 (0.73%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 3213 (45.95%) Windows
2 1203 (17.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 1118 (15.99%) Linux
4 925 (13.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 763 (10.91%) Windows Server 2003
6 620 (8.87%) Windows 7
7 395 (5.65%) UNIX
8 352 (5.03%) Windows XP
9 313 (4.48%) Windows 8
10 224 (3.20%) Solaris
11 156 (2.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 101 (1.44%) CentOS
13 92 (1.32%) Windows Vista
14 74 (1.06%) Mac OS X
15 65 (0.93%) Apple iOS
16 64 (0.92%) Android
17 62 (0.89%) Ubuntu
18 58 (0.83%) Debian
19 54 (0.77%) AIX
20 22 (0.31%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1508 (21.57%) ITIL
2 665 (9.51%) Project Management
3 528 (7.55%) Load Balancing
4 486 (6.95%) Disaster Recovery
5 458 (6.55%) Service Delivery
6 453 (6.48%) Network Design
7 373 (5.33%) Change Management
8 339 (4.85%) PRINCE2
9 295 (4.22%) Agile Software Development
10 291 (4.16%) Incident Management
10 291 (4.16%) Network Management
11 285 (4.08%) Service Management
12 264 (3.78%) Migration
13 252 (3.60%) Network Monitoring
14 246 (3.52%) Mentoring
15 225 (3.22%) Risk Management
16 212 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
17 211 (3.02%) Performance Tuning
18 201 (2.87%) Kalman Filter
19 199 (2.85%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 924 (13.22%) SQL
2 238 (3.40%) Java
3 198 (2.83%) PowerShell
4 179 (2.56%) Perl
5 148 (2.12%) Bash Shell
6 144 (2.06%) Python
7 132 (1.89%) JavaScript
8 127 (1.82%) C
9 84 (1.20%) Ruby
10 53 (0.76%) PHP
11 37 (0.53%) VBScript
12 36 (0.51%) T-SQL
13 34 (0.49%) Shell Script
14 28 (0.40%) VBA
14 28 (0.40%) C++
15 24 (0.34%) VB
16 20 (0.29%) C#
17 15 (0.21%) Tcl
18 14 (0.20%) PL/SQL
19 13 (0.19%) Korn
Qualifications
1 2362 (33.78%) Cisco Certification
2 1415 (20.24%) CCNA
3 1295 (18.52%) CCNP
4 731 (10.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 547 (7.82%) Degree
6 457 (6.54%) MCSE
7 440 (6.29%) Security Cleared
8 415 (5.94%) CCIE
9 335 (4.79%) SC Cleared
10 223 (3.19%) MCP
11 207 (2.96%) MCSA
12 196 (2.80%) CCDP
12 196 (2.80%) MCITP
13 190 (2.72%) ITIL Certification
14 178 (2.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 155 (2.22%) CCSA
16 152 (2.17%) CISSP
17 121 (1.73%) MCTS
18 107 (1.53%) CCSE
19 97 (1.39%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 648 (9.27%) SLA
2 151 (2.16%) PCI DSS
3 138 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 80 (1.14%) ISO 9001
5 56 (0.80%) QA
6 31 (0.44%) COBIT
7 21 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.10%) PMBOK
9 6 (0.086%) TickIT
10 4 (0.057%) HL7
10 4 (0.057%) DICOM
10 4 (0.057%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.029%) BS7799
12 1 (0.014%) JTAG
System Software
1 1910 (27.32%) Active Directory
2 1494 (21.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 702 (10.04%) Hyper-V
4 396 (5.66%) XenApp
5 317 (4.53%) vSphere
6 192 (2.75%) VMware ESX
7 160 (2.29%) XenServer
8 154 (2.20%) NFS
9 142 (2.03%) SRDF
10 139 (1.99%) VMware ESXi
11 134 (1.92%) XenDesktop
12 113 (1.62%) Terminal Services
13 99 (1.42%) Oracle RAC
14 74 (1.06%) Terminal Server
15 73 (1.04%) Xen
16 56 (0.80%) ISA Server
16 56 (0.80%) KVM
17 40 (0.57%) VMware Server
18 36 (0.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 35 (0.50%) Samba
Systems Management
1 311 (4.45%) SCCM
2 144 (2.06%) SCOM
3 137 (1.96%) WSUS
4 132 (1.89%) Backup Exec
5 114 (1.63%) Nagios
6 108 (1.54%) Cisco CUCM
7 94 (1.34%) Cisco Prime
8 83 (1.19%) Puppet
9 73 (1.04%) Cisco UCCX
10 67 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
11 57 (0.82%) CiscoWorks
12 55 (0.79%) Salt
13 53 (0.76%) Ansible
14 50 (0.72%) FortiGate
15 36 (0.51%) ZABBIX
16 35 (0.50%) SolarWinds Orion
17 33 (0.47%) Cacti
18 32 (0.46%) OpenView
18 32 (0.46%) SELinux
19 31 (0.44%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 3822 (54.66%) Cisco
2 2283 (32.65%) Microsoft
3 2179 (31.16%) VMware
4 1220 (17.45%) Citrix
5 1008 (14.42%) CheckPoint
6 926 (13.24%) Juniper
7 903 (12.91%) HP
8 635 (9.08%) F5
9 453 (6.48%) NetApp
10 448 (6.41%) Oracle
11 308 (4.41%) Avaya
12 294 (4.20%) EMC
13 284 (4.06%) IBM
14 273 (3.90%) SolarWinds
15 231 (3.30%) Dell
16 205 (2.93%) Riverbed
17 204 (2.92%) Red Hat
18 186 (2.66%) Fortinet
19 160 (2.29%) Intel
20 156 (2.23%) Mitel
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits + car
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £50000 - £54000 per annum, Benefits £4,000 on call, Overtime, Expenses
Posted: 5 hours ago
Suffolk
Proactive Appointments
Salary: Unspecified Up to £28,000
Posted: 5 hours ago
County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Flex-Time
Posted: 5 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Hamilton Barnes
Salary: From £24,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Hamilton Barnes
Salary: From £42,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Hamilton Barnes
Salary: From £30,000 to £36,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Hamilton Barnes
Salary: From £30,000 to £36,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Central London / West End
Kelway Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
2Source Talent
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £26000 - £33000 per annum + flexi time
Posted: 6 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: £70,000 per annum plus excellent benefits / bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
CPS Group UK
Salary: £50k - 58k per year + Excellence Benefits Package
Posted: 7 hours ago