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 20 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 84 114 106
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -8
Permanent jobs citing WAN 3509 3017 2960
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.16% 2.50% 2.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.33% 14.71% 13.32%
Number of salaries quoted 2894 2571 2453
Average salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+10.66% -

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
20247 20515 22217
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.23% 16.98% 19.98%
Number of salaries quoted 16065 16236 17885
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +31 3326 £44,000 +10.00% 357
London +28 1195 £50,000 +4.16% 95
South East +31 877 £44,000 +10.00% 97
City of London +45 355 £52,500 -2.77% 28
East of England +23 277 £38,500 +2.66% 29
Surrey +71 262 £40,000 -11.11% 21
Yorkshire +20 242 £42,750 +14.00% 38
South West +27 191 £35,000 - 24
North West -12 188 £37,500 +10.29% 30
Hampshire +8 180 £45,000 +12.50% 26
East Midlands +47 177 £40,000 +14.28% 19
West Yorkshire +27 172 £45,000 +12.50% 20
West Midlands -1 171 £32,250 -7.85% 22
Berkshire +19 170 £46,250 +8.82% 15
Leeds +26 137 £50,000 +16.27% 16
Hertfordshire +10 121 £34,000 -8.10% 6
Manchester -1 120 £32,500 +12.06% 18
Reading +16 89 £44,000 -2.22% 5
Northamptonshire +13 82 £40,000 +31.14% 8
Cambridgeshire +47 81 £43,900 +9.75% 14
West Sussex +2 70 £42,500 +21.42% 6
Scotland +21 64 £40,000 +23.07% 11
Northampton +16 63 £42,500 +28.78% 7
Nottinghamshire +54 62 £47,500 +50.79% 4
Oxfordshire +49 62 £45,000 +51.26% 9
Buckinghamshire +16 61 £50,000 +25.00% 13
Nottingham +51 60 £47,500 +61.01% 4
Cambridge +39 59 £43,900 +9.75% 11
Birmingham -9 56 £45,000 +44.00% 7
Wiltshire +29 51 £40,000 +1.91% 8

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 5589 (83.71%) LAN
2 3583 (53.66%) Cisco
3 3245 (48.60%) Windows
4 2980 (44.63%) Firewall
5 2280 (34.15%) Cisco Certification
6 2257 (33.80%) Microsoft
7 2098 (31.42%) VMware
8 1916 (28.70%) Active Directory
9 1606 (24.05%) VPN
10 1500 (22.47%) TCP/IP
11 1485 (22.24%) VMware Infrastructure
12 1435 (21.49%) ITIL
13 1403 (21.01%) MS Exchange
14 1391 (20.83%) CCNA
15 1314 (19.68%) CCNP
16 1222 (18.30%) Windows Server 2008
17 1205 (18.05%) SAN
18 1204 (18.03%) Citrix
19 1186 (17.76%) MPLS
20 1149 (17.21%) MS Excel
21 1141 (17.09%) DNS
22 1064 (15.94%) Linux
23 1015 (15.20%) Finance
24 976 (14.62%) VoIP
25 966 (14.47%) Wireless
26 956 (14.32%) CheckPoint
27 935 (14.00%) Network Security
28 908 (13.60%) SQL
29 899 (13.46%) Juniper
30 870 (13.03%) Windows Server 2012

WAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 1403 (21.01%) MS Exchange
2 697 (10.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 409 (6.13%) IIS
4 397 (5.95%) Lync
5 351 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
6 338 (5.06%) SharePoint
7 336 (5.03%) Exchange Server 2007
8 253 (3.79%) Apache
9 209 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
10 180 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 175 (2.62%) Tomcat
12 76 (1.14%) WebSphere
13 75 (1.12%) Oracle Coherence
13 75 (1.12%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 53 (0.79%) OpenStack
15 45 (0.67%) CMS
16 41 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
17 37 (0.55%) nginx
18 31 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
19 22 (0.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 1149 (17.21%) MS Excel
2 804 (12.04%) MS Office
3 150 (2.25%) MS Visio
4 87 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 43 (0.64%) MS Project
6 10 (0.15%) FrameMaker
6 10 (0.15%) PaintShop Pro
6 10 (0.15%) RoboHelp
7 6 (0.090%) AutoCAD
8 5 (0.075%) PowerPivot
9 3 (0.045%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.030%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.015%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 57 (0.85%) RMDS
2 48 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 23 (0.34%) Endur
4 17 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 13 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
5 13 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
6 10 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
7 8 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
7 8 (0.12%) ION MarketView
8 6 (0.090%) Dynamics AX
8 6 (0.090%) Summit
9 5 (0.075%) Sage 50
10 3 (0.045%) Eikon
10 3 (0.045%) Oracle ERP
10 3 (0.045%) SalesLogix
10 3 (0.045%) GoldMine
10 3 (0.045%) SAP CCM
10 3 (0.045%) SAP ERP
10 3 (0.045%) Front Arena
10 3 (0.045%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 245 (3.67%) Office 365
2 115 (1.72%) IaaS
3 97 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
4 89 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 88 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
6 76 (1.14%) SaaS
7 48 (0.72%) PaaS
8 36 (0.54%) Google Apps
9 21 (0.31%) Mimecast
10 6 (0.090%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.030%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.030%) Yammer
11 2 (0.030%) Symantec.cloud
11 2 (0.030%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5589 (83.71%) LAN
2 2980 (44.63%) Firewall
3 1606 (24.05%) VPN
4 1500 (22.47%) TCP/IP
5 1205 (18.05%) SAN
6 1186 (17.76%) MPLS
7 1141 (17.09%) DNS
8 976 (14.62%) VoIP
9 966 (14.47%) Wireless
10 935 (14.00%) Network Security
11 864 (12.94%) BGP
12 840 (12.58%) DHCP
13 765 (11.46%) Cisco ASA
14 708 (10.60%) OSPF
15 635 (9.51%) VLAN
16 564 (8.45%) Internet
17 499 (7.47%) EIGRP
18 456 (6.83%) Cisco Nexus
19 405 (6.07%) Wi-Fi
20 325 (4.87%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 750 (11.23%) SQL Server
2 164 (2.46%) MySQL
3 135 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
4 99 (1.48%) SQL Server 2005
5 77 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
6 70 (1.05%) DB2
7 61 (0.91%) Hadoop
8 56 (0.84%) HBase
8 56 (0.84%) Relational Database
9 40 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
10 37 (0.55%) MongoDB
11 30 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
11 30 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 29 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
13 27 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
14 26 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 25 (0.37%) RDBMS
16 24 (0.36%) Oracle Database
17 19 (0.28%) Data Mining
18 11 (0.16%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 49 (0.73%) Hudson
1 49 (0.73%) Jenkins
2 38 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 34 (0.51%) Git (software)
4 31 (0.46%) JIRA
5 24 (0.36%) Subversion
6 22 (0.33%) Visual Studio
7 15 (0.22%) LoadRunner
8 11 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (0.15%) Rational Performance Tester
10 7 (0.10%) Selenium
10 7 (0.10%) Bugzilla
11 5 (0.075%) MSI
11 5 (0.075%) Metasploit
12 4 (0.060%) MSTest
12 4 (0.060%) WinRunner
12 4 (0.060%) TestDirector
12 4 (0.060%) QuickTest Pro
12 4 (0.060%) Ant
13 3 (0.045%) Eclipse
General
1 1015 (15.20%) Finance
2 630 (9.44%) Telecoms
3 205 (3.07%) Banking
4 169 (2.53%) Retail
5 168 (2.52%) Law
6 143 (2.14%) Legal
7 120 (1.80%) Advertising
8 111 (1.66%) Manufacturing
9 110 (1.65%) Marketing
10 97 (1.45%) Back Office
11 60 (0.90%) Financial Institution
12 54 (0.81%) Electronics
13 47 (0.70%) Investment Banking
14 31 (0.46%) Publishing
15 30 (0.45%) Local Government
16 28 (0.42%) Games
17 23 (0.34%) Front Office
18 20 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
18 20 (0.30%) French Language
19 16 (0.24%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1531 (22.93%) Network Engineer
2 916 (13.72%) Analyst
3 691 (10.35%) Support Engineer
4 565 (8.46%) Architect
5 451 (6.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 451 (6.75%) Senior Network Engineer
6 418 (6.26%) Consultant
7 359 (5.38%) Support Analyst
8 303 (4.54%) 2nd Line Support
9 257 (3.85%) IT Support
10 248 (3.71%) Project Manager
11 235 (3.52%) Technical Support
12 234 (3.50%) Administrator
13 223 (3.34%) Infrastructure Architect
14 203 (3.04%) 3rd Line Support
15 189 (2.83%) Security Engineer
16 181 (2.71%) Infrastructure Manager
17 167 (2.50%) Solutions Architect
18 166 (2.49%) Systems Administrator
18 166 (2.49%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (2.04%) Middleware
2 128 (1.92%) HTML
3 125 (1.87%) .NET
4 94 (1.41%) XML
5 81 (1.21%) CSS
6 78 (1.17%) Web Services
7 60 (0.90%) XSLT
8 56 (0.84%) Rendezvous
9 42 (0.63%) ASP.NET
10 40 (0.60%) FIX Protocol
11 35 (0.52%) LAMP
12 34 (0.51%) Ajax
13 22 (0.33%) XMPP
13 22 (0.33%) RabbitMQ
14 20 (0.30%) jQuery
15 16 (0.24%) ISPF
16 14 (0.21%) .NET Framework
16 14 (0.21%) EDI
17 13 (0.19%) WAP
17 13 (0.19%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 382 (5.72%) Analytical Skills
2 311 (4.66%) Blackberry
3 233 (3.49%) Management Information System
4 208 (3.12%) Video Conferencing
5 182 (2.73%) Clustering
6 136 (2.04%) Computer Science
7 113 (1.69%) Open Source
8 108 (1.62%) Hedge funds
9 90 (1.35%) Replication
10 82 (1.23%) Thin Client
10 82 (1.23%) Fat Client
11 66 (0.99%) iPhone
12 60 (0.90%) Client/Server
13 52 (0.78%) Mainframe
13 52 (0.78%) PKI
14 51 (0.76%) BYOD
15 50 (0.75%) Statistics
16 47 (0.70%) Public Cloud
17 36 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
17 36 (0.54%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 3245 (48.60%) Windows
2 1222 (18.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 1064 (15.94%) Linux
4 870 (13.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 782 (11.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 680 (10.18%) Windows 7
7 363 (5.44%) Windows 8
8 356 (5.33%) UNIX
9 347 (5.20%) Windows XP
10 184 (2.76%) Solaris
11 124 (1.86%) CentOS
12 111 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 101 (1.51%) Windows Vista
14 87 (1.30%) Apple iOS
15 81 (1.21%) Android
16 65 (0.97%) Ubuntu
17 60 (0.90%) Mac OS X
18 55 (0.82%) Debian
19 34 (0.51%) Mac OS
20 28 (0.42%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1435 (21.49%) ITIL
2 587 (8.79%) Project Management
3 547 (8.19%) Disaster Recovery
4 509 (7.62%) Load Balancing
5 420 (6.29%) Service Delivery
6 418 (6.26%) Network Design
7 340 (5.09%) Change Management
8 316 (4.73%) PRINCE2
9 305 (4.57%) Migration
10 275 (4.12%) Incident Management
11 267 (4.00%) Network Monitoring
12 243 (3.64%) Network Management
13 241 (3.61%) Service Management
14 240 (3.59%) Kalman Filter
15 237 (3.55%) Agile Software Development
16 220 (3.29%) Mentoring
17 208 (3.12%) Capacity Planning
18 196 (2.94%) Performance Tuning
18 196 (2.94%) Business Continuity
19 190 (2.85%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 908 (13.60%) SQL
2 218 (3.26%) PowerShell
3 203 (3.04%) Java
4 174 (2.61%) Perl
5 131 (1.96%) Bash Shell
6 124 (1.86%) Python
7 116 (1.74%) C
8 99 (1.48%) JavaScript
9 72 (1.08%) PHP
10 60 (0.90%) Ruby
11 56 (0.84%) T-SQL
12 51 (0.76%) VBScript
13 45 (0.67%) C#
14 32 (0.48%) C++
14 32 (0.48%) VB
15 27 (0.40%) VBA
15 27 (0.40%) Shell Script
16 16 (0.24%) R
17 14 (0.21%) Korn
18 12 (0.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2280 (34.15%) Cisco Certification
2 1391 (20.83%) CCNA
3 1314 (19.68%) CCNP
4 703 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 559 (8.37%) Degree
6 476 (7.13%) Security Cleared
7 445 (6.66%) MCSE
8 386 (5.78%) SC Cleared
9 366 (5.48%) CCIE
10 226 (3.38%) MCP
11 200 (3.00%) MCSA
12 198 (2.97%) MCITP
13 197 (2.95%) ITIL Certification
14 193 (2.89%) CCDP
15 168 (2.52%) CISSP
15 168 (2.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 154 (2.31%) CCSA
17 128 (1.92%) CCSE
18 113 (1.69%) MCTS
19 110 (1.65%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 642 (9.62%) SLA
2 183 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 121 (1.81%) PCI DSS
4 77 (1.15%) ISO 9001
5 37 (0.55%) COBIT
6 31 (0.46%) QA
7 29 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.10%) TickIT
9 5 (0.075%) HL7
9 5 (0.075%) DICOM
10 2 (0.030%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.030%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 1 (0.015%) BS7799
11 1 (0.015%) BS25999
11 1 (0.015%) BS15000
11 1 (0.015%) JTAG
System Software
1 1916 (28.70%) Active Directory
2 1485 (22.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 699 (10.47%) Hyper-V
4 378 (5.66%) XenApp
5 341 (5.11%) vSphere
6 160 (2.40%) XenServer
7 138 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
8 133 (1.99%) VMware ESX
9 130 (1.95%) NFS
10 129 (1.93%) XenDesktop
11 117 (1.75%) Terminal Services
12 109 (1.63%) SRDF
13 67 (1.00%) Oracle RAC
14 65 (0.97%) Terminal Server
15 64 (0.96%) Xen
16 47 (0.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 43 (0.64%) Firmware
18 35 (0.52%) Samba
18 35 (0.52%) KVM
19 32 (0.48%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 295 (4.42%) SCCM
2 136 (2.04%) SCOM
3 129 (1.93%) WSUS
4 118 (1.77%) Cisco Prime
5 117 (1.75%) Backup Exec
6 109 (1.63%) Nagios
7 75 (1.12%) Cisco CUCM
8 74 (1.11%) CiscoWorks
9 63 (0.94%) Puppet
10 61 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
11 59 (0.88%) OpenView
12 56 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
13 50 (0.75%) Cisco UCCX
14 42 (0.63%) Salt
15 39 (0.58%) ZABBIX
16 38 (0.57%) Cisco LMS
16 38 (0.57%) SELinux
17 36 (0.54%) SCVMM
18 35 (0.52%) Icinga
19 33 (0.49%) Cacti
Vendors
1 3583 (53.66%) Cisco
2 2257 (33.80%) Microsoft
3 2098 (31.42%) VMware
4 1204 (18.03%) Citrix
5 956 (14.32%) CheckPoint
6 899 (13.46%) Juniper
7 854 (12.79%) HP
8 601 (9.00%) F5
9 389 (5.83%) NetApp
10 351 (5.26%) Avaya
11 334 (5.00%) Oracle
12 316 (4.73%) SolarWinds
13 277 (4.15%) Dell
14 272 (4.07%) EMC
15 231 (3.46%) IBM
16 199 (2.98%) Red Hat
17 196 (2.94%) Riverbed
18 159 (2.38%) Apple
18 159 (2.38%) Symantec
19 150 (2.25%) Fortinet
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Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum
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Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Package
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Salary: From £32,000 to £42,000 per annum + benefits
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