The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 118 108 110
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Permanent jobs citing WAN 2856 2693 2900
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.44% 2.48% 2.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.97% 13.63% 13.77%
Number of salaries quoted 2366 2282 2476
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20450 19764 21060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.45% 18.16% 17.86%
Number of salaries quoted 16425 15888 17385
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 £65,000 £65,000 £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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -5 2673 £42,500 - 334
London -9 1051 £50,000 - 125
South East -16 597 £42,500 +13.33% 58
City of London +24 320 £50,000 -9.09% 47
East of England +40 237 £37,500 -11.76% 37
Yorkshire +16 230 £40,000 +8.10% 29
West Yorkshire +29 174 £40,000 +8.10% 19
South West +10 162 £35,000 - 21
West Midlands +1 160 £37,000 +12.12% 29
Surrey -21 157 £42,500 +6.25% 11
Leeds +29 152 £40,000 +9.58% 15
Berkshire -21 134 £45,000 +20.00% 17
North West -6 130 £30,000 +1.69% 17
Hampshire +12 117 £50,000 +43.88% 9
Hertfordshire +36 111 £42,500 - 7
East Midlands -12 89 £45,000 +5.88% 16
Manchester +1 73 £32,500 +12.06% 13
Reading -18 68 £46,250 +23.33% 6
Kent +28 63 £42,500 +30.76% 5
Birmingham +35 60 £37,500 -0.66% 8
Bedfordshire +16 55 £35,000 -28.20% 11
Scotland -5 55 £37,197 -12.47% 10
Wales -5 51 £37,500 +12.78% 7
Watford +17 49 £45,000 -10.00% 3
South Wales -2 48 £37,500 -3.84% 6
West Sussex -27 44 £35,000 -6.66% 5
Wiltshire +9 40 £42,000 -6.66% 4
Cheshire +5 40 £30,000 +1.69% 3
North Yorkshire -6 36 £45,000 +25.00% 2
Northamptonshire -13 36 £47,500 +2.70% 5

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 4903 (84.40%) LAN
2 3167 (54.52%) Cisco
3 2753 (47.39%) Windows
4 2401 (41.33%) Firewall
5 1851 (31.86%) Cisco Certification
6 1829 (31.49%) Microsoft
7 1681 (28.94%) VMware
8 1570 (27.03%) Active Directory
9 1394 (24.00%) VPN
10 1374 (23.65%) TCP/IP
11 1259 (21.67%) Windows Server 2008
12 1218 (20.97%) DNS
13 1197 (20.61%) ITIL
14 1173 (20.19%) CCNP
15 1091 (18.78%) CCNA
16 1088 (18.73%) MS Exchange
17 1029 (17.71%) VMware Infrastructure
18 1010 (17.39%) SAN
19 983 (16.92%) MS Excel
20 970 (16.70%) MPLS
21 949 (16.34%) Citrix
22 935 (16.10%) Windows Server 2003
23 905 (15.58%) CheckPoint
24 903 (15.54%) Finance
25 899 (15.48%) DHCP
26 844 (14.53%) Linux
27 817 (14.06%) VoIP
28 766 (13.19%) Microsoft Certification
29 765 (13.17%) SQL Server
30 755 (13.00%) HP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 1088 (18.73%) MS Exchange
2 514 (8.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 340 (5.85%) SharePoint
4 317 (5.46%) Exchange Server 2007
5 300 (5.16%) IIS
6 241 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2003
7 214 (3.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 179 (3.08%) Lync
9 176 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
10 151 (2.60%) Apache
11 122 (2.10%) Tomcat
12 103 (1.77%) WebSphere
13 67 (1.15%) Lotus Domino
14 50 (0.86%) IBM Notes
15 44 (0.76%) Oracle Coherence
16 43 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
17 33 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
18 29 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
19 24 (0.41%) NetWeaver
20 21 (0.36%) OpenStack
Applications
1 983 (16.92%) MS Excel
2 607 (10.45%) MS Office
3 84 (1.45%) MS Visio
4 76 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 24 (0.41%) MS Project
6 7 (0.12%) FastStats
7 6 (0.10%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.069%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.034%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.034%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 41 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.41%) RMDS
3 19 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
4 15 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
5 14 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
6 12 (0.21%) Front Arena
6 12 (0.21%) Eikon
7 11 (0.19%) Movex
8 10 (0.17%) Summit
8 10 (0.17%) 3000 Xtra
8 10 (0.17%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 10 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
9 9 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
10 6 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
11 5 (0.086%) Visualfiles
12 4 (0.069%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 4 (0.069%) Compiere
12 4 (0.069%) Line 500
12 4 (0.069%) Sage 200
13 3 (0.052%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 127 (2.19%) Office 365
2 82 (1.41%) IaaS
3 76 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
4 73 (1.26%) SaaS
5 48 (0.83%) PaaS
6 35 (0.60%) Google Apps
7 33 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
8 27 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
9 26 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.10%) Joyent
11 2 (0.034%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.017%) Rackspace Cloud
12 1 (0.017%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4903 (84.40%) LAN
2 2401 (41.33%) Firewall
3 1394 (24.00%) VPN
4 1374 (23.65%) TCP/IP
5 1218 (20.97%) DNS
6 1010 (17.39%) SAN
7 970 (16.70%) MPLS
8 899 (15.48%) DHCP
9 817 (14.06%) VoIP
10 709 (12.21%) BGP
11 705 (12.14%) Wireless
12 603 (10.38%) OSPF
13 599 (10.31%) Network Security
14 593 (10.21%) Cisco ASA
15 592 (10.19%) Internet
16 447 (7.69%) VLAN
17 367 (6.32%) EIGRP
18 309 (5.32%) Wi-Fi
19 287 (4.94%) Ethernet
20 282 (4.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 765 (13.17%) SQL Server
2 152 (2.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 140 (2.41%) MySQL
4 97 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 65 (1.12%) Hadoop
5 65 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
6 60 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
7 48 (0.83%) Big Data
7 48 (0.83%) DB2
8 44 (0.76%) HBase
9 38 (0.65%) Mahout
9 38 (0.65%) Oracle Exadata
10 37 (0.64%) Oracle Database
11 35 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
12 34 (0.59%) NoSQL
12 34 (0.59%) MongoDB
13 33 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
14 30 (0.52%) Riak
14 30 (0.52%) MarkLogic
14 30 (0.52%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 24 (0.41%) LoadRunner
2 22 (0.38%) Git (software)
3 20 (0.34%) Subversion
4 18 (0.31%) JIRA
5 17 (0.29%) Jenkins
6 15 (0.26%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 14 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 13 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (0.22%) Hudson
9 10 (0.17%) Visual Studio
10 8 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
10 8 (0.14%) Talend Open Studio
11 7 (0.12%) Metasploit
12 6 (0.10%) JUnit
13 5 (0.086%) Maven
14 4 (0.069%) Selenium
14 4 (0.069%) FitNesse
15 3 (0.052%) WebLOAD
15 3 (0.052%) Bugzilla
16 2 (0.034%) MSI
General
1 903 (15.54%) Finance
2 575 (9.90%) Telecoms
3 174 (3.00%) Banking
4 167 (2.87%) Retail
5 147 (2.53%) Law
6 104 (1.79%) Legal
7 97 (1.67%) Marketing
8 84 (1.45%) Advertising
9 67 (1.15%) Manufacturing
10 41 (0.71%) French Language
11 39 (0.67%) Back Office
12 37 (0.64%) Games
13 31 (0.53%) Publishing
14 24 (0.41%) Electronics
15 21 (0.36%) Financial Institution
15 21 (0.36%) German Language
15 21 (0.36%) Billing
16 18 (0.31%) Spanish Language
17 16 (0.28%) Italian Language
18 15 (0.26%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1401 (24.12%) Network Engineer
2 967 (16.65%) Analyst
3 529 (9.11%) Support Engineer
4 437 (7.52%) Architect
5 419 (7.21%) Support Analyst
6 371 (6.39%) Senior Network Engineer
7 331 (5.70%) Consultant
8 304 (5.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 303 (5.22%) Network Analyst
10 267 (4.60%) Administrator
11 238 (4.10%) Network Support
12 231 (3.98%) 3rd Line Support
13 222 (3.82%) Systems Engineer
14 218 (3.75%) Project Manager
15 203 (3.49%) IT Support
16 179 (3.08%) 2nd Line Support
17 172 (2.96%) Systems Administrator
18 170 (2.93%) Infrastructure Manager
19 161 (2.77%) Security Engineer
20 144 (2.48%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (1.67%) .NET
2 68 (1.17%) Middleware
3 63 (1.08%) SOAP
4 57 (0.98%) Web Services
5 50 (0.86%) HTML
6 44 (0.76%) XML
7 38 (0.65%) MapReduce
8 32 (0.55%) COM
9 27 (0.46%) LAMP
10 25 (0.43%) SAP Basis
11 22 (0.38%) CSS
12 17 (0.29%) ASP.NET
13 15 (0.26%) Rendezvous
14 14 (0.24%) XSLT
15 12 (0.21%) WSH
16 9 (0.15%) XMPP
16 9 (0.15%) Application Packaging
17 8 (0.14%) WinForms
17 8 (0.14%) ODBC
18 7 (0.12%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 326 (5.61%) Blackberry
2 204 (3.51%) Management Information System
3 173 (2.98%) Clustering
4 152 (2.62%) Computer Science
5 126 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
6 89 (1.53%) Replication
7 78 (1.34%) Statistics
8 77 (1.33%) SecurID
9 67 (1.15%) Hedge funds
10 63 (1.08%) Firmware
11 62 (1.07%) Open Source
12 59 (1.02%) iPhone
13 57 (0.98%) Mathematics
14 56 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
15 48 (0.83%) Visualisation
16 47 (0.81%) Client/Server
17 46 (0.79%) Enterprise Storage
18 45 (0.77%) Thin Client
18 45 (0.77%) Fat Client
19 33 (0.57%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 2753 (47.39%) Windows
2 1259 (21.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 935 (16.10%) Windows Server 2003
4 844 (14.53%) Linux
5 621 (10.69%) Windows 7
6 530 (9.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 404 (6.95%) UNIX
8 384 (6.61%) Windows XP
9 251 (4.32%) Windows 8
10 159 (2.74%) Solaris
11 125 (2.15%) Android
12 117 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 76 (1.31%) Windows Vista
14 54 (0.93%) CentOS
15 49 (0.84%) VMS
15 49 (0.84%) Windows Phone
16 43 (0.74%) AIX
17 40 (0.69%) Windows Phone 8
18 37 (0.64%) Mac OS X
19 31 (0.53%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1197 (20.61%) ITIL
2 474 (8.16%) Project Management
3 418 (7.20%) Network Design
4 412 (7.09%) Load Balancing
5 394 (6.78%) Network Management
6 308 (5.30%) Service Delivery
7 297 (5.11%) Change Management
8 293 (5.04%) PRINCE2
9 268 (4.61%) Disaster Recovery
10 219 (3.77%) Incident Management
11 208 (3.58%) Service Management
12 186 (3.20%) E-Commerce
13 174 (3.00%) Information Security
14 165 (2.84%) Network Monitoring
15 159 (2.74%) Migration
16 139 (2.39%) Capacity Planning
17 129 (2.22%) Network Architecture
18 125 (2.15%) Change Control
19 123 (2.12%) Problem Management
20 119 (2.05%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 711 (12.24%) SQL
2 139 (2.39%) Java
3 132 (2.27%) PowerShell
4 107 (1.84%) Perl
5 89 (1.53%) Python
6 79 (1.36%) C
7 56 (0.96%) Bash Shell
8 49 (0.84%) VB
9 39 (0.67%) C#
10 34 (0.59%) JavaScript
11 33 (0.57%) Shell Script
12 31 (0.53%) PHP
13 26 (0.45%) C++
14 16 (0.28%) Ruby
15 15 (0.26%) T-SQL
15 15 (0.26%) VBScript
16 9 (0.15%) R
17 8 (0.14%) PL/SQL
18 5 (0.086%) AWK
19 4 (0.069%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1851 (31.86%) Cisco Certification
2 1173 (20.19%) CCNP
3 1091 (18.78%) CCNA
4 766 (13.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 591 (10.17%) Degree
6 493 (8.49%) MCSE
7 312 (5.37%) CCIE
8 251 (4.32%) Security Cleared
9 234 (4.03%) MCITP
10 220 (3.79%) MCSA
11 185 (3.18%) MCP
12 178 (3.06%) SC Cleared
13 173 (2.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 135 (2.32%) ITIL Certification
15 132 (2.27%) CCSE
16 129 (2.22%) CCDP
17 116 (2.00%) CCSA
18 99 (1.70%) CCSP
18 99 (1.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 71 (1.22%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 445 (7.66%) SLA
2 148 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 90 (1.55%) PCI DSS
4 81 (1.39%) QA
5 24 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 24 (0.41%) ISO 9001
6 20 (0.34%) COBIT
7 6 (0.10%) BS7799
8 5 (0.086%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.034%) HL7
9 2 (0.034%) MiFID
10 1 (0.017%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.017%) GxP
10 1 (0.017%) DICOM
10 1 (0.017%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1570 (27.03%) Active Directory
2 1029 (17.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 472 (8.13%) Hyper-V
4 297 (5.11%) XenApp
5 274 (4.72%) vSphere
6 183 (3.15%) VMware ESX
7 121 (2.08%) Terminal Services
8 111 (1.91%) VMware ESXi
9 102 (1.76%) XenDesktop
10 85 (1.46%) XenServer
11 77 (1.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 63 (1.08%) MetaFrame
13 55 (0.95%) NFS
14 50 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
15 44 (0.76%) Xen
16 43 (0.74%) SRDF
16 43 (0.74%) Forefront TMG
17 40 (0.69%) Terminal Server
18 39 (0.67%) Snort
19 36 (0.62%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 192 (3.31%) SCCM
2 173 (2.98%) Backup Exec
3 118 (2.03%) CiscoWorks
4 98 (1.69%) SCOM
5 85 (1.46%) WSUS
6 74 (1.27%) Cisco CUCM
7 73 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
8 69 (1.19%) Nagios
9 63 (1.08%) HP NNM
10 62 (1.07%) McAfee ePO
11 55 (0.95%) OpenView
12 51 (0.88%) SolarWinds Orion
13 44 (0.76%) Puppet
14 43 (0.74%) NetBackup
15 33 (0.57%) Cacti
16 30 (0.52%) Ambari
16 30 (0.52%) Oozie
17 28 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
18 27 (0.46%) Cisco Prime
18 27 (0.46%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 3167 (54.52%) Cisco
2 1829 (31.49%) Microsoft
3 1681 (28.94%) VMware
4 949 (16.34%) Citrix
5 905 (15.58%) CheckPoint
6 755 (13.00%) HP
7 736 (12.67%) Juniper
8 516 (8.88%) F5
9 314 (5.41%) Oracle
10 285 (4.91%) NetApp
11 263 (4.53%) Dell
12 260 (4.48%) SolarWinds
13 232 (3.99%) EMC
14 196 (3.37%) Symantec
15 175 (3.01%) Riverbed
16 170 (2.93%) Red Hat
17 169 (2.91%) McAfee
18 160 (2.75%) Avaya
19 152 (2.62%) IBM
20 131 (2.26%) Blue Coat
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Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 44 minutes ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £80000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Oakham, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Middlesex
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Sanderson
Salary: £55000 - £80000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £29999 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £48000 - £50000 per annum + car + 15% bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Central London / West End
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Health Insurance, Pension, Gym M/ship,
Posted: 3 hours ago
South East
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £55k - 60k per year + car + benefits.
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £26k - 28k per year
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Car Allow + Bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
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EXCELerate
Salary: From £44,000 to £55,000 per annum £55k+ OTE, Car, Corporate Benefits P
Posted: 4 hours ago
Central London / West End
Nike
Salary: Unspecified Competitive plus Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
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Salary: £48k - 53k per year + On-Call + Overtime + Bonus
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