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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 100 113 110
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -3
Permanent jobs citing WAN 3042 2637 2967
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.66% 2.47% 2.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.77% 14.24% 13.31%
Number of salaries quoted 2531 2243 2572
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £69,100 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -1.31%

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
20589 18513 22291
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.03% 17.33% 18.97%
Number of salaries quoted 16291 15059 18257
Average salary £43,044 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.17% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 22 September 2014 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 22 September 2014. 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 +13 2863 £42,500 - 329
London -2 1092 £50,000 - 113
South East -8 614 £40,000 -5.88% 75
City of London +12 297 £50,000 -8.25% 41
Yorkshire +21 283 £42,500 +13.33% 24
East of England +79 247 £40,000 -5.88% 27
West Yorkshire +34 221 £42,500 +11.84% 11
Leeds +60 187 £45,000 +18.42% 9
West Midlands +14 171 £32,500 -1.51% 22
North West +3 169 £33,000 -12.58% 27
South West -2 168 £32,500 -7.14% 23
Surrey +9 159 £37,500 -21.05% 16
Berkshire -6 137 £40,000 -11.11% 17
Hampshire -10 123 £39,000 +2.63% 19
East Midlands -18 106 £40,000 +18.51% 11
Manchester -2 94 £33,000 +1.53% 14
Hertfordshire +27 85 £42,500 - 12
Scotland -8 69 £40,000 +14.28% 13
Kent +31 61 £48,250 +28.66% 5
Birmingham +31 60 £38,500 -14.44% 8
Reading -14 57 £47,500 +2.70% 3
West Sussex +2 51 £37,500 -22.68% 7
Bedfordshire +9 50 £33,000 -12.00% 2
Cheshire +13 49 £30,000 -38.77% 8
Cambridgeshire +22 47 £39,750 +6.00% 10
Northamptonshire -8 41 £45,000 -5.26% 6
Wiltshire -13 41 £43,500 +40.32% 7
Wales -8 39 £40,000 +20.30% 3
Buckinghamshire -25 38 £52,500 +50.00% 9
Edinburgh +9 37 £33,000 -52.85% 2

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 5022 (83.87%) LAN
2 3229 (53.92%) Cisco
3 2940 (49.10%) Windows
4 2515 (42.00%) Firewall
5 1959 (32.72%) Cisco Certification
6 1889 (31.55%) Microsoft
7 1847 (30.85%) VMware
8 1684 (28.12%) Active Directory
9 1429 (23.86%) VPN
10 1356 (22.65%) TCP/IP
11 1306 (21.81%) CCNP
12 1292 (21.58%) Windows Server 2008
13 1239 (20.69%) ITIL
14 1170 (19.54%) DNS
15 1155 (19.29%) VMware Infrastructure
16 1146 (19.14%) CCNA
17 1113 (18.59%) MS Exchange
18 1017 (16.98%) SAN
19 998 (16.67%) MPLS
20 997 (16.65%) Citrix
21 973 (16.25%) MS Excel
22 949 (15.85%) Finance
23 935 (15.61%) Windows Server 2003
24 934 (15.60%) Linux
25 915 (15.28%) CheckPoint
26 902 (15.06%) DHCP
27 837 (13.98%) VoIP
28 829 (13.84%) Juniper
29 769 (12.84%) Microsoft Certification
30 748 (12.49%) SQL Server

WAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 1113 (18.59%) MS Exchange
2 503 (8.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 319 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 309 (5.16%) SharePoint
5 304 (5.08%) IIS
6 245 (4.09%) Exchange Server 2013
7 213 (3.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 208 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2003
9 198 (3.31%) Lync
10 180 (3.01%) Apache
11 140 (2.34%) Tomcat
12 76 (1.27%) WebSphere
13 60 (1.00%) Oracle Coherence
14 57 (0.95%) Lotus Domino
15 41 (0.68%) IBM Notes
16 32 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
17 29 (0.48%) OpenStack
18 27 (0.45%) CMS
19 25 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
20 24 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 973 (16.25%) MS Excel
2 681 (11.37%) MS Office
3 104 (1.74%) MS Visio
4 64 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (0.30%) MS Project
6 6 (0.10%) FrameMaker
6 6 (0.10%) PaintShop Pro
6 6 (0.10%) RoboHelp
7 5 (0.084%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.084%) FastStats
8 4 (0.067%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.050%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.050%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.033%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 35 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.50%) RMDS
3 16 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
4 12 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
4 12 (0.20%) Front Arena
4 12 (0.20%) Eikon
5 11 (0.18%) Movex
6 10 (0.17%) Summit
6 10 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
6 10 (0.17%) 3000 Xtra
6 10 (0.17%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 8 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
8 7 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 6 (0.10%) Line 500
10 5 (0.084%) Oracle EBS R12
11 4 (0.067%) Tridion
11 4 (0.067%) AWD
11 4 (0.067%) Compiere
12 3 (0.050%) Advent Moxy
12 3 (0.050%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 142 (2.37%) Office 365
2 88 (1.47%) IaaS
3 79 (1.32%) SaaS
4 75 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
5 63 (1.05%) PaaS
6 41 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
7 38 (0.63%) Google Apps
8 32 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
9 24 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.10%) Joyent
11 5 (0.084%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.050%) Route 53
13 1 (0.017%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5022 (83.87%) LAN
2 2515 (42.00%) Firewall
3 1429 (23.86%) VPN
4 1356 (22.65%) TCP/IP
5 1170 (19.54%) DNS
6 1017 (16.98%) SAN
7 998 (16.67%) MPLS
8 902 (15.06%) DHCP
9 837 (13.98%) VoIP
10 718 (11.99%) Wireless
11 714 (11.92%) BGP
12 679 (11.34%) Network Security
13 604 (10.09%) Cisco ASA
14 589 (9.84%) OSPF
15 586 (9.79%) Internet
16 457 (7.63%) VLAN
17 350 (5.85%) EIGRP
18 337 (5.63%) Wi-Fi
19 289 (4.83%) Cisco Nexus
20 280 (4.68%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 748 (12.49%) SQL Server
2 159 (2.66%) MySQL
3 128 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 86 (1.44%) Hadoop
5 85 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
6 77 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
7 69 (1.15%) Big Data
8 60 (1.00%) HBase
9 58 (0.97%) DB2
10 50 (0.84%) Oracle Exadata
11 48 (0.80%) Mahout
12 45 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
13 42 (0.70%) MongoDB
14 41 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
14 41 (0.68%) NoSQL
15 40 (0.67%) Apache Hive
15 40 (0.67%) MarkLogic
15 40 (0.67%) Couchbase
15 40 (0.67%) Sqoop
15 40 (0.67%) Riak
Development Applications
1 37 (0.62%) Git (software)
2 31 (0.52%) LoadRunner
3 30 (0.50%) Jenkins
4 25 (0.42%) Subversion
5 22 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 21 (0.35%) Hudson
7 19 (0.32%) JIRA
8 14 (0.23%) Visual Studio
8 14 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (0.22%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 13 (0.22%) Selenium
10 10 (0.17%) QuickTest Pro
11 9 (0.15%) FogBugz
12 8 (0.13%) Talend Open Studio
13 7 (0.12%) Oracle Forms
14 6 (0.10%) Metasploit
15 5 (0.084%) SilkPerformer
15 5 (0.084%) JUnit
15 5 (0.084%) Bugzilla
16 4 (0.067%) Maven
General
1 949 (15.85%) Finance
2 603 (10.07%) Telecoms
3 201 (3.36%) Banking
4 179 (2.99%) Retail
5 135 (2.25%) Law
6 98 (1.64%) Marketing
7 93 (1.55%) Legal
8 78 (1.30%) Advertising
9 68 (1.14%) Back Office
10 62 (1.04%) Manufacturing
11 52 (0.87%) French Language
12 35 (0.58%) German Language
13 34 (0.57%) Billing
14 30 (0.50%) Games
15 27 (0.45%) Publishing
16 26 (0.43%) Electronics
17 24 (0.40%) Financial Institution
18 22 (0.37%) Investment Banking
19 20 (0.33%) Italian Language
20 19 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1398 (23.35%) Network Engineer
2 927 (15.48%) Analyst
3 579 (9.67%) Support Engineer
4 486 (8.12%) Architect
5 406 (6.78%) Support Analyst
6 371 (6.20%) Senior Network Engineer
7 325 (5.43%) Consultant
8 303 (5.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 295 (4.93%) Administrator
10 281 (4.69%) Network Analyst
11 246 (4.11%) IT Support
12 234 (3.91%) 3rd Line Support
13 232 (3.87%) Project Manager
14 219 (3.66%) Network Support
15 211 (3.52%) Infrastructure Manager
16 206 (3.44%) Systems Engineer
17 202 (3.37%) 2nd Line Support
18 198 (3.31%) Systems Administrator
19 180 (3.01%) Security Engineer
20 163 (2.72%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (1.65%) .NET
2 83 (1.39%) Middleware
3 76 (1.27%) Web Services
4 65 (1.09%) HTML
5 50 (0.84%) CSS
6 48 (0.80%) XML
7 40 (0.67%) LAMP
8 31 (0.52%) SOAP
9 25 (0.42%) COM
10 22 (0.37%) ASP.NET
11 21 (0.35%) Rendezvous
12 20 (0.33%) XSLT
13 17 (0.28%) XMPP
14 12 (0.20%) ODBC
14 12 (0.20%) SAP Basis
15 11 (0.18%) Application Packaging
15 11 (0.18%) FIX Protocol
16 10 (0.17%) WSH
17 8 (0.13%) JSON
18 7 (0.12%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 345 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
2 342 (5.71%) Blackberry
3 200 (3.34%) Management Information System
4 135 (2.25%) Clustering
4 135 (2.25%) Computer Science
5 103 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
6 85 (1.42%) Hedge funds
7 83 (1.39%) Open Source
8 82 (1.37%) Replication
9 79 (1.32%) Statistics
10 76 (1.27%) iPhone
11 70 (1.17%) Firmware
12 68 (1.14%) SecurID
13 60 (1.00%) Client/Server
14 58 (0.97%) Visualisation
15 49 (0.82%) Mathematics
16 47 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
17 45 (0.75%) Thin Client
17 45 (0.75%) Fat Client
18 42 (0.70%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 2940 (49.10%) Windows
2 1292 (21.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 935 (15.61%) Windows Server 2003
4 934 (15.60%) Linux
5 672 (11.22%) Windows 7
6 580 (9.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 405 (6.76%) UNIX
8 371 (6.20%) Windows XP
9 262 (4.38%) Windows 8
10 170 (2.84%) Solaris
11 154 (2.57%) Android
12 147 (2.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 93 (1.55%) Windows Vista
14 81 (1.35%) CentOS
15 56 (0.94%) Ubuntu
16 53 (0.89%) Apple iOS
17 50 (0.84%) VMS
18 47 (0.78%) Windows Phone
19 44 (0.73%) AIX
20 39 (0.65%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1239 (20.69%) ITIL
2 517 (8.63%) Project Management
3 406 (6.78%) Load Balancing
4 366 (6.11%) Network Design
5 348 (5.81%) Network Management
6 317 (5.29%) Change Management
7 309 (5.16%) PRINCE2
8 301 (5.03%) Service Delivery
9 273 (4.56%) Disaster Recovery
10 225 (3.76%) Incident Management
11 223 (3.72%) Service Management
12 200 (3.34%) Network Monitoring
13 197 (3.29%) E-Commerce
13 197 (3.29%) Agile Software Development
14 195 (3.26%) Migration
15 173 (2.89%) Capacity Planning
16 172 (2.87%) Information Security
17 169 (2.82%) Kalman Filter
18 164 (2.74%) Mentoring
19 143 (2.39%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 651 (10.87%) SQL
2 151 (2.52%) Java
3 127 (2.12%) PowerShell
4 122 (2.04%) Perl
5 97 (1.62%) Python
6 93 (1.55%) C
7 84 (1.40%) Bash Shell
8 60 (1.00%) PHP
9 41 (0.68%) VB
10 40 (0.67%) Shell Script
11 39 (0.65%) JavaScript
12 37 (0.62%) C#
13 29 (0.48%) C++
14 25 (0.42%) Ruby
15 15 (0.25%) T-SQL
16 14 (0.23%) VBScript
17 13 (0.22%) Korn
18 11 (0.18%) R
19 9 (0.15%) AWK
20 7 (0.12%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 1959 (32.72%) Cisco Certification
2 1306 (21.81%) CCNP
3 1146 (19.14%) CCNA
4 769 (12.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 578 (9.65%) Degree
6 471 (7.87%) MCSE
7 315 (5.26%) CCIE
8 249 (4.16%) Security Cleared
9 245 (4.09%) MCITP
10 194 (3.24%) MCSA
11 182 (3.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 173 (2.89%) SC Cleared
13 170 (2.84%) MCP
14 146 (2.44%) CCDP
15 143 (2.39%) CCSE
16 131 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
17 127 (2.12%) CCSP
18 99 (1.65%) CCSA
19 93 (1.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 80 (1.34%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 462 (7.72%) SLA
2 132 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 103 (1.72%) PCI DSS
4 88 (1.47%) QA
5 27 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 24 (0.40%) COBIT
7 20 (0.33%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.084%) BS7799
9 4 (0.067%) ISO 9000
10 3 (0.050%) HL7
10 3 (0.050%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 2 (0.033%) MiFID
12 1 (0.017%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1684 (28.12%) Active Directory
2 1155 (19.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 502 (8.38%) Hyper-V
4 326 (5.44%) XenApp
5 290 (4.84%) vSphere
6 199 (3.32%) VMware ESX
7 115 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
8 106 (1.77%) XenDesktop
9 103 (1.72%) Terminal Services
10 85 (1.42%) XenServer
11 71 (1.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 67 (1.12%) NFS
12 67 (1.12%) MetaFrame
13 65 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
14 50 (0.84%) SRDF
15 43 (0.72%) ISA Server
16 40 (0.67%) Apache Flume
16 40 (0.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 38 (0.63%) HDFS
18 36 (0.60%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 176 (2.94%) SCCM
2 162 (2.71%) Backup Exec
3 91 (1.52%) SCOM
4 86 (1.44%) Cisco CUCM
5 82 (1.37%) WSUS
6 78 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
7 77 (1.29%) CiscoWorks
8 70 (1.17%) Puppet
9 69 (1.15%) Nagios
10 55 (0.92%) SolarWinds Orion
11 50 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
12 47 (0.78%) OpenView
13 44 (0.73%) Cacti
14 42 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
15 40 (0.67%) Ambari
15 40 (0.67%) Oozie
16 31 (0.52%) HP NNM
17 29 (0.48%) NetBackup
18 28 (0.47%) Cisco Prime
19 27 (0.45%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 3229 (53.92%) Cisco
2 1889 (31.55%) Microsoft
3 1847 (30.85%) VMware
4 997 (16.65%) Citrix
5 915 (15.28%) CheckPoint
6 829 (13.84%) Juniper
7 717 (11.97%) HP
8 493 (8.23%) F5
9 333 (5.56%) Oracle
10 311 (5.19%) NetApp
11 258 (4.31%) SolarWinds
12 257 (4.29%) Dell
13 240 (4.01%) Red Hat
14 239 (3.99%) Avaya
15 224 (3.74%) EMC
16 199 (3.32%) Symantec
17 167 (2.79%) Riverbed
18 165 (2.76%) McAfee
19 161 (2.69%) IBM
20 143 (2.39%) Apple
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 7 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum + £10K bonus + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + flexi time
Posted: 15 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £40000 to £50000 per annum - Pension, Health plan and Life Assurance
Posted: 15 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 17 hours ago
Hampshire
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Bens + Prof Certs
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 per annum + FE Car, Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £29999 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
QUANTICA
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £180000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
2Source Talent
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
MBA Ltd
Salary: negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
MBA Ltd
Salary: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £40k per year + Bonus + Overtime
Posted: 2 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + beenfits
Posted: 2 days ago