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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 92 113 115
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +2
Permanent jobs citing WAN 3306 2886 2609
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.02% 2.52% 2.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.11% 13.87% 13.84%
Number of salaries quoted 2813 2377 2199
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 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +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
18260 20805 18853
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.67% 18.13% 17.75%
Number of salaries quoted 15141 16472 15224
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +1.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £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 28 August 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 28 August 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
(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 +24 3131 £45,000 +5.88% 290
London +4 1032 £52,500 +5.00% 82
South East +57 988 £42,500 - 63
Surrey +71 363 £43,500 +8.75% 19
Yorkshire +3 239 £45,000 +5.88% 23
Berkshire +50 236 £40,000 -15.78% 15
East of England -10 218 £40,000 +2.56% 24
City of London -22 209 £55,000 +10.00% 20
South West +14 203 £37,500 +7.14% 23
West Midlands +11 190 £41,000 +17.14% 17
West Yorkshire -14 173 £50,000 +19.04% 12
Hampshire +22 162 £42,500 -5.02% 14
North West +7 157 £37,500 +15.38% 39
Leeds -14 140 £50,000 +17.64% 10
East Midlands +15 122 £47,500 +18.75% 16
Reading +25 104 £47,500 - 10
Manchester +14 93 £40,000 +22.13% 21
Buckinghamshire +36 85 £40,000 -20.00% 11
Hertfordshire -12 84 £35,000 -16.66% 13
Birmingham +20 79 £50,000 +29.87% 6
West Sussex +19 78 £47,500 +38.68%
Wiltshire +34 71 £34,250 -2.14% 12
Nottinghamshire +25 69 £47,500 +18.75% 7
Nottingham +27 62 £48,750 +14.70% 6
Cambridgeshire +31 61 £40,000 +7.38% 6
Guildford +39 58 £50,000 +66.66% 2
Milton Keynes +21 54 £45,000 -1.09% 6
Scotland -6 54 £35,000 -6.66% 16
Staines +23 51 £47,500 +150.00% 3
Bristol +9 49 £37,500 +15.38% 4

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5654 (85.25%) LAN
2 3610 (54.43%) Cisco
3 2973 (44.83%) Windows
4 2883 (43.47%) Firewall
5 2228 (33.59%) Cisco Certification
6 2158 (32.54%) Microsoft
7 2087 (31.47%) VMware
8 1807 (27.25%) Active Directory
9 1510 (22.77%) TCP/IP
10 1508 (22.74%) VPN
11 1481 (22.33%) ITIL
12 1393 (21.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 1301 (19.62%) CCNA
14 1279 (19.29%) Data Centre
15 1271 (19.16%) MS Exchange
16 1246 (18.79%) CCNP
17 1176 (17.73%) DNS
18 1151 (17.36%) Windows Server 2008
19 1075 (16.21%) Finance
20 1059 (15.97%) VoIP
21 1055 (15.91%) Linux
22 1041 (15.70%) MS Excel
23 1034 (15.59%) SAN
24 1016 (15.32%) Citrix
25 986 (14.87%) Wireless
26 970 (14.63%) MPLS
27 957 (14.43%) CheckPoint
28 920 (13.87%) Windows Server 2012
29 884 (13.33%) Juniper
30 824 (12.42%) SQL

WAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1271 (19.16%) MS Exchange
2 672 (10.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 384 (5.79%) IIS
4 366 (5.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 344 (5.19%) Lync
6 314 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2007
7 302 (4.55%) SharePoint
8 266 (4.01%) Apache
9 179 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
10 163 (2.46%) Tomcat
11 155 (2.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 115 (1.73%) WebSphere
13 95 (1.43%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 95 (1.43%) OpenStack
14 89 (1.34%) Oracle Coherence
15 56 (0.84%) nginx
16 48 (0.72%) CMS
17 42 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
18 34 (0.51%) IBM Notes
19 26 (0.39%) Confluence
Applications
1 1041 (15.70%) MS Excel
2 682 (10.28%) MS Office
3 167 (2.52%) MS Visio
4 89 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
5 25 (0.38%) MS Project
6 11 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.075%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.045%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.045%) ProjectWise
8 3 (0.045%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.015%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.015%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 68 (1.03%) RMDS
2 25 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 21 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 21 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
4 11 (0.17%) Summit
4 11 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
4 11 (0.17%) ION MarketView
5 10 (0.15%) Endur
6 9 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
6 9 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
7 5 (0.075%) Sage 50
7 5 (0.075%) Oracle Financials
7 5 (0.075%) Line 500
8 4 (0.060%) MFGPRO
9 3 (0.045%) Tridion
9 3 (0.045%) Primavera
9 3 (0.045%) Oracle ERP
10 2 (0.030%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (0.030%) thinkFolio
10 2 (0.030%) Cognos Controller
Cloud Services
1 272 (4.10%) Office 365
2 178 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
3 101 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
4 100 (1.51%) Microsoft Azure
5 82 (1.24%) IaaS
6 61 (0.92%) SaaS
7 60 (0.90%) PaaS
8 40 (0.60%) Google Apps
9 19 (0.29%) Mimecast
10 8 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.075%) Symantec.cloud
12 4 (0.060%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.060%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.045%) Yammer
13 3 (0.045%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.015%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 1 (0.015%) Nimbula
14 1 (0.015%) SoftLayer
14 1 (0.015%) HP Helion
14 1 (0.015%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5654 (85.25%) LAN
2 2883 (43.47%) Firewall
3 1510 (22.77%) TCP/IP
4 1508 (22.74%) VPN
5 1176 (17.73%) DNS
6 1059 (15.97%) VoIP
7 1034 (15.59%) SAN
8 986 (14.87%) Wireless
9 970 (14.63%) MPLS
10 814 (12.27%) DHCP
11 791 (11.93%) BGP
12 763 (11.50%) Network Security
13 730 (11.01%) Cisco ASA
14 689 (10.39%) OSPF
15 597 (9.00%) VLAN
16 523 (7.89%) Internet
17 445 (6.71%) Cisco Nexus
18 432 (6.51%) EIGRP
19 406 (6.12%) Wi-Fi
20 376 (5.67%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 742 (11.19%) SQL Server
2 175 (2.64%) MySQL
3 100 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 76 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
5 71 (1.07%) Hadoop
6 70 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
7 69 (1.04%) Relational Database
8 68 (1.03%) HBase
9 60 (0.90%) DB2
10 53 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
11 44 (0.66%) RDBMS
12 38 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
13 36 (0.54%) OLTP
14 29 (0.44%) NoSQL
15 25 (0.38%) Oracle Database
16 20 (0.30%) Data Mining
17 19 (0.29%) Crystal Reports
18 17 (0.26%) OLAP
19 15 (0.23%) Oracle OLAP
20 14 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 66 (1.00%) Jenkins
2 63 (0.95%) Git (software)
3 58 (0.87%) Hudson
4 42 (0.63%) JIRA
5 31 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 25 (0.38%) Subversion
7 12 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (0.090%) Rational Performance Tester
9 5 (0.075%) Bugzilla
9 5 (0.075%) FogBugz
10 4 (0.060%) LoadRunner
10 4 (0.060%) Metasploit
11 3 (0.045%) MSI
11 3 (0.045%) Ant
11 3 (0.045%) Yeoman
12 2 (0.030%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.030%) InstallShield
13 1 (0.015%) JUnit
13 1 (0.015%) Selenium
13 1 (0.015%) FitNesse
General
1 1075 (16.21%) Finance
2 694 (10.46%) Telecoms
3 211 (3.18%) Banking
4 176 (2.65%) Retail
5 162 (2.44%) Legal
6 147 (2.22%) Marketing
7 114 (1.72%) Manufacturing
8 105 (1.58%) Law
9 91 (1.37%) Advertising
10 85 (1.28%) Back Office
11 68 (1.03%) Electronics
12 55 (0.83%) Financial Institution
13 37 (0.56%) German Language
14 32 (0.48%) Investment Banking
15 31 (0.47%) French Language
15 31 (0.47%) Games
16 25 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
17 24 (0.36%) Front Office
18 23 (0.35%) Publishing
19 18 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1426 (21.50%) Network Engineer
2 871 (13.13%) Analyst
3 682 (10.28%) Architect
4 615 (9.27%) Support Engineer
5 417 (6.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 412 (6.21%) Senior Network Engineer
7 380 (5.73%) Consultant
8 375 (5.65%) Project Manager
9 335 (5.05%) Support Analyst
10 323 (4.87%) Administrator
11 253 (3.81%) Systems Administrator
12 246 (3.71%) 2nd Line Support
13 239 (3.60%) Infrastructure Architect
14 234 (3.53%) Network Analyst
15 223 (3.36%) Infrastructure Manager
16 219 (3.30%) IT Support
17 212 (3.20%) Network Architect
18 205 (3.09%) Solutions Architect
19 196 (2.96%) 3rd Line Support
20 192 (2.90%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 185 (2.79%) Web Services
2 155 (2.34%) Middleware
3 136 (2.05%) 802.1X
4 114 (1.72%) HTML
5 110 (1.66%) XML
6 72 (1.09%) .NET
7 71 (1.07%) XSLT
8 68 (1.03%) Rendezvous
8 68 (1.03%) Ultra Messaging
9 54 (0.81%) LAMP
9 54 (0.81%) FIX Protocol
10 34 (0.51%) CSS
11 33 (0.50%) XMPP
12 23 (0.35%) SOAP
13 19 (0.29%) Ajax
14 18 (0.27%) JTAPI
14 18 (0.27%) VXML
14 18 (0.27%) TAPI
15 15 (0.23%) J2EE
16 13 (0.20%) CCXML
Miscellaneous
1 1279 (19.29%) Data Centre
2 389 (5.87%) Analytical Skills
3 232 (3.50%) Management Information System
4 221 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
5 200 (3.02%) Blackberry
6 154 (2.32%) Computer Science
7 134 (2.02%) Clustering
8 98 (1.48%) Thin Client
8 98 (1.48%) Fat Client
9 92 (1.39%) Hedge funds
10 90 (1.36%) Replication
11 69 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
12 68 (1.03%) iPhone
13 62 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
14 61 (0.92%) BYOD
14 61 (0.92%) IVR
15 60 (0.90%) Statistics
16 59 (0.89%) Mainframe
17 56 (0.84%) Client/Server
18 54 (0.81%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 2973 (44.83%) Windows
2 1151 (17.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 1055 (15.91%) Linux
4 920 (13.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 704 (10.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 561 (8.46%) Windows 7
7 442 (6.66%) UNIX
8 320 (4.83%) Windows XP
9 295 (4.45%) Windows 8
10 211 (3.18%) Solaris
11 149 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 90 (1.36%) Windows Vista
13 89 (1.34%) Mac OS X
14 78 (1.18%) CentOS
15 69 (1.04%) AIX
16 62 (0.93%) Ubuntu
17 54 (0.81%) Android
18 48 (0.72%) Debian
19 37 (0.56%) Apple iOS
20 36 (0.54%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1481 (22.33%) ITIL
2 670 (10.10%) Project Management
3 489 (7.37%) Load Balancing
4 428 (6.45%) Service Delivery
5 425 (6.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 422 (6.36%) Network Design
7 405 (6.11%) Change Management
8 374 (5.64%) PRINCE2
9 305 (4.60%) Network Management
10 286 (4.31%) Service Management
11 280 (4.22%) Mentoring
12 264 (3.98%) Agile Software Development
13 261 (3.94%) Incident Management
14 241 (3.63%) Risk Management
14 241 (3.63%) Capacity Planning
15 228 (3.44%) Network Monitoring
16 193 (2.91%) Performance Tuning
17 187 (2.82%) Information Security
18 185 (2.79%) Root Cause Analysis
19 182 (2.74%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 824 (12.42%) SQL
2 229 (3.45%) Java
3 192 (2.90%) PowerShell
4 166 (2.50%) Perl
5 160 (2.41%) Python
6 139 (2.10%) Bash Shell
7 124 (1.87%) JavaScript
8 117 (1.76%) C
9 79 (1.19%) Ruby
10 45 (0.68%) Shell Script
11 39 (0.59%) PHP
12 32 (0.48%) T-SQL
13 31 (0.47%) VBScript
14 29 (0.44%) C++
14 29 (0.44%) VBA
15 24 (0.36%) VB
16 17 (0.26%) C#
17 16 (0.24%) Tcl
18 14 (0.21%) PL/SQL
19 5 (0.075%) Korn
Qualifications
1 2228 (33.59%) Cisco Certification
2 1301 (19.62%) CCNA
3 1246 (18.79%) CCNP
4 707 (10.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 498 (7.51%) Degree
6 442 (6.66%) MCSE
7 417 (6.29%) Security Cleared
8 385 (5.81%) CCIE
9 285 (4.30%) SC Cleared
10 212 (3.20%) MCP
11 201 (3.03%) MCITP
12 186 (2.80%) MCSA
13 180 (2.71%) ITIL Certification
14 162 (2.44%) CCDP
15 156 (2.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 124 (1.87%) CCSA
17 113 (1.70%) MCTS
18 105 (1.58%) CCSE
19 99 (1.49%) CISSP
20 96 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 592 (8.93%) SLA
2 139 (2.10%) PCI DSS
3 109 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 72 (1.09%) QA
5 61 (0.92%) ISO 9001
6 17 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 14 (0.21%) COBIT
8 10 (0.15%) JSP 440
9 8 (0.12%) PMBOK
10 6 (0.090%) TickIT
11 3 (0.045%) HL7
11 3 (0.045%) DICOM
12 2 (0.030%) BS7799
13 1 (0.015%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 1 (0.015%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.015%) JTAG
System Software
1 1807 (27.25%) Active Directory
2 1393 (21.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 669 (10.09%) Hyper-V
4 353 (5.32%) XenApp
5 301 (4.54%) vSphere
6 234 (3.53%) VMware ESX
7 157 (2.37%) VMware ESXi
8 134 (2.02%) NFS
9 122 (1.84%) SRDF
10 112 (1.69%) XenServer
11 108 (1.63%) Terminal Services
12 100 (1.51%) XenDesktop
13 87 (1.31%) Oracle RAC
14 71 (1.07%) Xen
15 70 (1.06%) KVM
16 64 (0.97%) ISA Server
16 64 (0.97%) Terminal Server
17 42 (0.63%) Firmware
18 35 (0.53%) VMware Server
18 35 (0.53%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 259 (3.91%) SCCM
2 163 (2.46%) Backup Exec
3 120 (1.81%) Cisco CUCM
4 109 (1.64%) WSUS
5 105 (1.58%) SCOM
6 87 (1.31%) Cisco UCCX
7 86 (1.30%) Nagios
8 82 (1.24%) Puppet
9 71 (1.07%) FortiGate
10 66 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
11 60 (0.90%) Cisco Prime
12 52 (0.78%) Ansible
13 50 (0.75%) Salt
14 47 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
15 40 (0.60%) CiscoWorks
16 38 (0.57%) ZABBIX
17 34 (0.51%) SolarWinds Orion
18 30 (0.45%) SELinux
19 29 (0.44%) ARCserve
20 28 (0.42%) Cacti
Vendors
1 3610 (54.43%) Cisco
2 2158 (32.54%) Microsoft
3 2087 (31.47%) VMware
4 1016 (15.32%) Citrix
5 957 (14.43%) CheckPoint
6 884 (13.33%) Juniper
7 815 (12.29%) HP
8 617 (9.30%) F5
9 442 (6.66%) Oracle
10 417 (6.29%) NetApp
11 291 (4.39%) EMC
12 274 (4.13%) IBM
13 241 (3.63%) Avaya
14 222 (3.35%) SolarWinds
15 216 (3.26%) Dell
16 210 (3.17%) Red Hat
17 179 (2.70%) Riverbed
18 175 (2.64%) Mitel
19 151 (2.28%) Fortinet
19 151 (2.28%) Intel
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £14000.00 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Perthshire
SSE
Salary: Commission + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Manifestly Important
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum + Car Allowance + Bonus + Life + Pen
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Connected IT
Salary: £20000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Connected IT
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Connected IT
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Connected IT
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Connected IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £38,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £38,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £50000 per annum + car + 15% bonus negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago