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 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 103 94 118
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +24
Permanent jobs citing WAN 2731 3318 2884
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.83% 3.03% 2.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.81% 18.15% 13.67%
Number of salaries quoted 2266 2825 2370
Median salary £43,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.33% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%

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
16248 18278 21090
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.86% 16.71% 18.15%
Number of salaries quoted 13439 15159 16659
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,069
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -10 2574 £43,500 -3.33% 287
London -1 886 £55,000 +4.76% 89
South East -20 611 £42,500 - 66
West Midlands +16 239 £37,500 -10.17% 19
South West +14 214 £37,000 -1.33% 20
East of England -3 187 £40,000 - 24
Yorkshire -23 154 £40,000 -13.04% 25
Berkshire -27 152 £42,500 +6.25% 20
East Midlands +14 139 £42,500 -10.52% 12
Hampshire -2 137 £37,500 -11.76% 11
City of London 0 133 £57,500 +4.54% 24
North West -6 126 £35,000 -6.66% 26
Birmingham +12 124 £40,000 -20.00% 10
West Yorkshire -17 122 £40,000 -20.00% 17
Surrey -54 115 £45,000 +0.55% 10
Hertfordshire +30 108 £45,000 +28.57% 9
Manchester -12 85 £40,000 - 17
Leeds -20 75 £40,000 -20.00% 8
Wiltshire +7 67 £40,000 +15.94% 3
Scotland +29 66 £35,000 - 7
Reading -19 66 £38,500 -14.44% 7
Bristol +28 65 £38,875 +3.66% 5
Buckinghamshire +2 59 £40,000 - 4
West Sussex -9 54 £52,500 +10.52% 2
Kent +46 50 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Leicestershire +30 50 £42,500 +32.81% 1
Bradford +37 47 £47,500 -20.83% 6
Wales +12 46 £42,500 -5.55% 5
Northamptonshire +24 42 £34,750 -30.50% 2
Leicester +18 42 £42,500 +1.19% 1

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 4700 (84.90%) LAN
2 3053 (55.15%) Cisco
3 2560 (46.24%) Firewall
4 2370 (42.81%) Windows
5 1970 (35.59%) Cisco Certification
6 1773 (32.03%) VMware
7 1701 (30.73%) Microsoft
8 1656 (29.91%) Active Directory
9 1443 (26.07%) VPN
10 1316 (23.77%) Windows Server
11 1314 (23.74%) ITIL
12 1294 (23.37%) VMware Infrastructure
13 1286 (23.23%) TCP/IP
14 1267 (22.89%) CCNA
15 1254 (22.65%) CCNP
16 1046 (18.89%) DNS
17 1044 (18.86%) Data Centre
18 1007 (18.19%) Linux
19 981 (17.72%) VoIP
20 977 (17.65%) Wireless
21 963 (17.40%) MPLS
22 894 (16.15%) MS Exchange
23 843 (15.23%) SAN
24 831 (15.01%) DHCP
25 796 (14.38%) Windows Server 2008
26 752 (13.58%) Citrix
27 750 (13.55%) Juniper
28 743 (13.42%) MS Excel
29 737 (13.31%) Finance
30 723 (13.06%) 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
1 894 (16.15%) MS Exchange
2 351 (6.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 298 (5.38%) IIS
4 261 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2013
5 228 (4.12%) SharePoint
6 212 (3.83%) Skype for Business
7 154 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
8 140 (2.53%) Apache
9 73 (1.32%) Tomcat
10 63 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
11 54 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 41 (0.74%) WebSphere
13 34 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
14 28 (0.51%) OpenStack
15 23 (0.42%) IBM Notes
16 19 (0.34%) Oracle Coherence
16 19 (0.34%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 18 (0.33%) JBoss
18 16 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
18 16 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 743 (13.42%) MS Excel
2 530 (9.57%) MS Office
3 126 (2.28%) MS Visio
4 66 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 21 (0.38%) MS Project
6 9 (0.16%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 8 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 6 (0.11%) AutoCAD
9 4 (0.072%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.054%) Revit
11 1 (0.018%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 38 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (0.60%) assyst
3 22 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 17 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.13%) Markit EDM
5 7 (0.13%) MultiFonds
5 7 (0.13%) thinkFolio
6 5 (0.090%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.090%) RMDS
7 4 (0.072%) Infor M3
7 4 (0.072%) Line 500
7 4 (0.072%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.072%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.072%) Sage 1000
7 4 (0.072%) Sage 50
8 3 (0.054%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.054%) Hi Portfolio
9 2 (0.036%) Infor CRM
9 2 (0.036%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 2 (0.036%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 428 (7.73%) Office 365
2 251 (4.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 234 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
4 98 (1.77%) IaaS
5 62 (1.12%) SaaS
6 48 (0.87%) PaaS
7 35 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
8 33 (0.60%) Mimecast
9 19 (0.34%) IBM Cloud
10 16 (0.29%) Google Apps
11 15 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
12 9 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 7 (0.13%) OneDrive
14 5 (0.090%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.090%) AWS CloudFormation
15 4 (0.072%) Adobe Creative Cloud
16 2 (0.036%) Google Cloud Platform
16 2 (0.036%) Google Compute Engine
16 2 (0.036%) Nimbula
16 2 (0.036%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 4700 (84.90%) LAN
2 2560 (46.24%) Firewall
3 1443 (26.07%) VPN
4 1286 (23.23%) TCP/IP
5 1046 (18.89%) DNS
6 981 (17.72%) VoIP
7 977 (17.65%) Wireless
8 963 (17.40%) MPLS
9 843 (15.23%) SAN
10 831 (15.01%) DHCP
11 723 (13.06%) Network Security
12 689 (12.45%) BGP
13 667 (12.05%) Cisco ASA
14 662 (11.96%) OSPF
15 498 (9.00%) VLAN
16 495 (8.94%) Internet
17 393 (7.10%) EIGRP
18 376 (6.79%) Cisco Nexus
19 340 (6.14%) Wi-Fi
20 298 (5.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 611 (11.04%) SQL Server
2 96 (1.73%) MySQL
3 76 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 48 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
5 44 (0.79%) Relational Database
6 42 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
7 34 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
8 31 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 29 (0.52%) Oracle Database
10 25 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 23 (0.42%) DB2
12 20 (0.36%) OLAP
13 18 (0.33%) Hadoop
14 17 (0.31%) OLTP
14 17 (0.31%) Oracle OLAP
15 16 (0.29%) Big Data
16 13 (0.23%) NoSQL
17 10 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
17 10 (0.18%) RDBMS
17 10 (0.18%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 29 (0.52%) JIRA
2 23 (0.42%) LoadRunner
3 13 (0.23%) Git (software)
4 12 (0.22%) Selenium
5 11 (0.20%) Cucumber
5 11 (0.20%) JUnit
5 11 (0.20%) SpecFlow
5 11 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (0.18%) Jenkins
7 9 (0.16%) TestNG
7 9 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 8 (0.14%) Subversion
9 7 (0.13%) Visual Studio
10 6 (0.11%) Metasploit
11 5 (0.090%) Bugzilla
11 5 (0.090%) FogBugz
12 3 (0.054%) JMeter
12 3 (0.054%) Liquibase
12 3 (0.054%) PeopleTools
12 3 (0.054%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 737 (13.31%) Finance
2 670 (12.10%) Telecoms
3 217 (3.92%) Retail
4 160 (2.89%) Banking
5 110 (1.99%) Legal
6 98 (1.77%) Manufacturing
7 81 (1.46%) Law
8 79 (1.43%) Back Office
9 72 (1.30%) Marketing
10 49 (0.89%) Advertising
11 47 (0.85%) Games
12 39 (0.70%) French Language
13 37 (0.67%) Electronics
13 37 (0.67%) Financial Institution
13 37 (0.67%) Investment Banking
14 32 (0.58%) Publishing
15 25 (0.45%) German Language
16 18 (0.33%) Local Government
17 15 (0.27%) Automotive
17 15 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1426 (25.76%) Network Engineer
2 800 (14.45%) Analyst
3 692 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 592 (10.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 477 (8.62%) Cisco Engineer
6 429 (7.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 384 (6.94%) Senior Network Engineer
8 309 (5.58%) Support Analyst
9 307 (5.55%) Architect
10 290 (5.24%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 275 (4.97%) IT Support
12 272 (4.91%) IT Engineer
13 266 (4.80%) Consultant
14 237 (4.28%) 2nd Line Support
14 237 (4.28%) 3rd Line Support
15 236 (4.26%) Network Support
16 230 (4.15%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 225 (4.06%) Network Analyst
18 207 (3.74%) Infrastructure Manager
19 191 (3.45%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (2.20%) Web Services
2 118 (2.13%) 802.1X
3 56 (1.01%) .NET
4 55 (0.99%) Middleware
5 29 (0.52%) XML
6 20 (0.36%) XMPP
7 18 (0.33%) LAMP
8 16 (0.29%) HTML
9 15 (0.27%) Regular Expression
10 13 (0.23%) FIX Protocol
11 11 (0.20%) JDBC
11 11 (0.20%) Ruby on Rails
12 9 (0.16%) CSS
13 8 (0.14%) ASP.NET
13 8 (0.14%) Ultra Messaging
14 7 (0.13%) JSON
14 7 (0.13%) SOAP
14 7 (0.13%) WAP
15 6 (0.11%) Flash
15 6 (0.11%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 1044 (18.86%) Data Centre
2 339 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
3 253 (4.57%) Management Information System
4 158 (2.85%) Driving Licence
5 152 (2.75%) Computer Science
6 130 (2.35%) Video Conferencing
7 120 (2.17%) Blackberry
8 117 (2.11%) Replication
9 109 (1.97%) Clustering
10 91 (1.64%) IVR
11 74 (1.34%) Statistics
12 69 (1.25%) iPhone
13 66 (1.19%) Client/Server
14 65 (1.17%) Fat Client
14 65 (1.17%) Thin Client
15 63 (1.14%) EqualLogic
15 63 (1.14%) Virtual Team
16 61 (1.10%) Private Cloud
17 52 (0.94%) iPad
17 52 (0.94%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2370 (42.81%) Windows
2 1316 (23.77%) Windows Server
3 1007 (18.19%) Linux
4 796 (14.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 680 (12.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 487 (8.80%) Windows 7
7 311 (5.62%) Unix
8 257 (4.64%) Windows Server 2003
9 207 (3.74%) Windows 8
10 175 (3.16%) Windows 10
11 166 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 106 (1.91%) Android
13 104 (1.88%) Windows XP
14 96 (1.73%) Solaris
15 82 (1.48%) CentOS
16 62 (1.12%) Mac OS X
17 54 (0.98%) Windows Vista
18 32 (0.58%) Mac OS
18 32 (0.58%) Ubuntu
19 23 (0.42%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1314 (23.74%) ITIL
2 463 (8.36%) Project Management
3 405 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
4 395 (7.14%) Network Design
5 369 (6.67%) Load Balancing
6 348 (6.29%) Service Delivery
7 291 (5.26%) PRINCE2
8 286 (5.17%) Network Management
9 283 (5.11%) Change Management
10 272 (4.91%) Network Monitoring
11 263 (4.75%) Presales
12 253 (4.57%) High Availability
13 223 (4.03%) Service Management
14 213 (3.85%) Mentoring
15 205 (3.70%) Business Continuity
16 199 (3.59%) Capacity Planning
17 182 (3.29%) Information Security
18 172 (3.11%) Change Control
18 172 (3.11%) Kalman Filter
19 168 (3.03%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 567 (10.24%) SQL
2 258 (4.66%) PowerShell
3 152 (2.75%) Python
4 122 (2.20%) C
5 115 (2.08%) Perl
6 84 (1.52%) Bash Shell
7 76 (1.37%) Ruby
8 63 (1.14%) Java
9 58 (1.05%) C#
10 51 (0.92%) Shell Script
11 42 (0.76%) C++
12 36 (0.65%) PHP
13 35 (0.63%) T-SQL
14 27 (0.49%) VB
15 25 (0.45%) VBScript
16 24 (0.43%) JavaScript
17 7 (0.13%) Lisp
17 7 (0.13%) Lua
17 7 (0.13%) Tcl
17 7 (0.13%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1970 (35.59%) Cisco Certification
2 1267 (22.89%) CCNA
3 1254 (22.65%) CCNP
4 618 (11.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 473 (8.54%) Degree
6 397 (7.17%) MCSE
7 349 (6.30%) CCIE
8 339 (6.12%) Security Cleared
9 265 (4.79%) MCSA
10 231 (4.17%) SC Cleared
11 188 (3.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 169 (3.05%) MCITP
13 140 (2.53%) CCDP
14 135 (2.44%) CCSA
15 133 (2.40%) DV Cleared
16 122 (2.20%) MCP
17 117 (2.11%) CISSP
18 102 (1.84%) JNCIA
19 99 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
20 88 (1.59%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 498 (9.00%) SLA
2 205 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 163 (2.94%) PCI DSS
4 36 (0.65%) QA
5 22 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 16 (0.29%) HIPAA
7 13 (0.23%) COBIT
8 11 (0.20%) ISO 9001
9 8 (0.14%) DICOM
10 6 (0.11%) RMADS
11 4 (0.072%) JSP 440
11 4 (0.072%) PMBOK
11 4 (0.072%) SAS 70
12 3 (0.054%) BS7799
12 3 (0.054%) Data Quality
13 2 (0.036%) HL7
13 2 (0.036%) ISO22301
14 1 (0.018%) GPG13
14 1 (0.018%) ISO27002
14 1 (0.018%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 1656 (29.91%) Active Directory
2 1294 (23.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 546 (9.86%) Hyper-V
4 334 (6.03%) vSphere
5 257 (4.64%) XenApp
6 157 (2.84%) VMware ESX
7 124 (2.24%) XenDesktop
8 116 (2.10%) VMware ESXi
9 109 (1.97%) Terminal Services
9 109 (1.97%) Virtual Servers
10 73 (1.32%) Xen
11 61 (1.10%) XenServer
12 51 (0.92%) Virtual Desktop
13 48 (0.87%) VMware Server
14 47 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
14 47 (0.85%) NFS
15 43 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
16 42 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 40 (0.72%) KVM
18 28 (0.51%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 215 (3.88%) SCCM
2 130 (2.35%) SCOM
3 115 (2.08%) Cisco CUCM
4 86 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
5 84 (1.52%) Puppet
6 83 (1.50%) Cisco Prime
7 81 (1.46%) Backup Exec
8 77 (1.39%) Nagios
9 64 (1.16%) FortiGate
10 57 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
11 54 (0.98%) Cisco UCCX
12 51 (0.92%) WSUS
13 36 (0.65%) Tivoli
14 34 (0.61%) Cacti
15 32 (0.58%) Ansible
16 30 (0.54%) Nessus
17 29 (0.52%) SolarWinds Orion
18 25 (0.45%) AirWatch
19 24 (0.43%) Icinga
20 22 (0.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 3053 (55.15%) Cisco
2 1773 (32.03%) VMware
3 1701 (30.73%) Microsoft
4 752 (13.58%) Citrix
5 750 (13.55%) Juniper
6 691 (12.48%) CheckPoint
7 585 (10.57%) HP
8 439 (7.93%) F5
9 314 (5.67%) SolarWinds
10 271 (4.90%) Avaya
11 253 (4.57%) Palo Alto
12 248 (4.48%) NetApp
13 239 (4.32%) Oracle
14 229 (4.14%) Dell
15 215 (3.88%) EMC
16 190 (3.43%) Mitel
17 184 (3.32%) Riverbed
18 181 (3.27%) Fortinet
19 169 (3.05%) Red Hat
20 149 (2.69%) Veeam
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum + Excellent benefits - see advert
Posted: 13 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Salary: £32000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable + bonus + shift allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £neg + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterlee, County Durham
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £38000.00 - £42000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Kilmarnock, Ayrshire
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + unrivaled benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Salary: £55000 - £61000 Per Annum Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Salary: £50000 - £55000 Per Annum Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Think Money Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Connected IT
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Company + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Newquay, Cornwall
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Newquay, Cornwall
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
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Salary: £45,000 + Benefits
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West London
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40,000 + Bonus + Package
Posted: 3 days ago