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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 93 94 120
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +26
Permanent jobs citing WAN 3034 3302 2732
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.00% 3.10% 2.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.56% 17.09% 15.02%
Number of salaries quoted 2616 2781 2241
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+10.38% +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
17278 19320 18195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.06% 18.15% 17.29%
Number of salaries quoted 14368 15676 14260
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 12 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the UK over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(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 2806 £45,000 +5.88% 372
London -57 929 £52,500 +5.00% 109
South East +18 829 £46,500 +12.72% 110
Berkshire +49 313 £47,500 +2.15% 25
East of England +34 302 £42,500 - 40
West Midlands +25 235 £42,500 +30.76% 24
Surrey 0 214 £47,500 +26.66% 30
South West -10 169 £37,500 +7.14% 18
Hertfordshire +41 154 £42,500 +6.25% 16
City of London -48 152 £55,000 - 30
Hampshire +11 148 £47,500 +11.76% 23
North West -22 124 £33,750 +0.74% 30
Yorkshire -28 119 £42,000 +12.00% 28
Birmingham +21 99 £40,000 +23.07% 7
East Midlands -17 92 £41,250 +17.85% 9
Reading +16 90 £41,500 -17.00% 9
Manchester +11 90 £35,000 +7.69% 17
Bracknell +40 81 £45,000 -15.17% 5
West Yorkshire -44 73 £42,000 -1.17% 21
Scotland -1 69 £42,500 +21.42% 10
Maidenhead +37 63 £60,000 +9.09%
Leeds -30 57 £45,000 - 13
Bedfordshire +22 56 £55,000 +37.50% 3
Essex +18 51 £35,000 -22.22% 7
Wiltshire +3 51 £33,500 -10.66% 4
Hemel Hempstead +8 48 £47,500 +18.75% 3
Buckinghamshire 0 46 £37,500 -6.25% 12
Wales +11 44 £50,000 +25.00% 5
South Wales +14 43 £50,000 +25.00% 4
Southampton +3 43 £50,000 +11.11% 9

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 5004 (85.19%) LAN
2 3137 (53.40%) Cisco
3 2843 (48.40%) Firewall
4 2479 (42.20%) Windows
5 2075 (35.33%) Cisco Certification
6 1915 (32.60%) Microsoft
7 1891 (32.19%) VMware
8 1778 (30.27%) Active Directory
9 1455 (24.77%) VPN
10 1441 (24.53%) Windows Server
11 1404 (23.90%) CCNP
12 1242 (21.14%) Data Centre
13 1234 (21.01%) ITIL
14 1214 (20.67%) VMware Infrastructure
15 1211 (20.62%) TCP/IP
16 1166 (19.85%) MS Exchange
17 1146 (19.51%) CCNA
18 1050 (17.88%) MPLS
19 1024 (17.43%) Finance
20 996 (16.96%) Wireless
21 970 (16.51%) Windows Server 2008
22 957 (16.29%) Linux
23 941 (16.02%) DNS
24 828 (14.10%) Juniper
25 823 (14.01%) VoIP
26 815 (13.87%) SAN
26 815 (13.87%) BGP
27 809 (13.77%) Windows Server 2012
28 801 (13.64%) MS Excel
29 787 (13.40%) Network Security

WAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1166 (19.85%) MS Exchange
2 598 (10.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 365 (6.21%) Exchange Server 2013
4 295 (5.02%) Skype for Business
5 257 (4.38%) SharePoint
6 219 (3.73%) IIS
7 175 (2.98%) Apache
8 167 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2007
9 105 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
9 105 (1.79%) Tomcat
10 66 (1.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 47 (0.80%) OpenStack
11 47 (0.80%) WebSphere
12 37 (0.63%) JBoss
13 29 (0.49%) CMS
14 19 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
15 18 (0.31%) IBM Notes
15 18 (0.31%) nginx
15 18 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
16 17 (0.29%) Confluence
Applications
1 801 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 559 (9.52%) MS Office
3 131 (2.23%) MS Visio
4 49 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
5 31 (0.53%) MS Project
6 4 (0.068%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.034%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.017%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.017%) Revit
Business Applications
1 32 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 25 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
3 20 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
4 13 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
4 13 (0.22%) RMDS
5 12 (0.20%) thinkFolio
6 11 (0.19%) ION MarketView
6 11 (0.19%) Markit EDM
6 11 (0.19%) MultiFonds
7 9 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
8 8 (0.14%) SAP CRM
9 7 (0.12%) assyst
10 5 (0.085%) Line 500
11 4 (0.068%) Infor M3
11 4 (0.068%) Oracle ERP
11 4 (0.068%) SDL Web 8
12 3 (0.051%) Oracle Cash Management
12 3 (0.051%) SAP ERP
13 2 (0.034%) Dynamics NAV
13 2 (0.034%) SAP CCM
Cloud Services
1 410 (6.98%) Office 365
2 224 (3.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 199 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
4 107 (1.82%) IaaS
5 81 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
6 61 (1.04%) SaaS
7 58 (0.99%) Mimecast
8 46 (0.78%) PaaS
9 33 (0.56%) Google Apps
10 27 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 19 (0.32%) Yammer
12 4 (0.068%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.068%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.068%) SoftLayer
13 3 (0.051%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.051%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 2 (0.034%) GitHub
15 1 (0.017%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 1 (0.017%) AWS CloudFormation
15 1 (0.017%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5004 (85.19%) LAN
2 2843 (48.40%) Firewall
3 1455 (24.77%) VPN
4 1211 (20.62%) TCP/IP
5 1050 (17.88%) MPLS
6 996 (16.96%) Wireless
7 941 (16.02%) DNS
8 823 (14.01%) VoIP
9 815 (13.87%) BGP
9 815 (13.87%) SAN
10 787 (13.40%) Network Security
11 745 (12.68%) Cisco ASA
12 692 (11.78%) OSPF
13 640 (10.90%) DHCP
14 577 (9.82%) VLAN
15 502 (8.55%) Internet
16 461 (7.85%) Cisco Nexus
17 355 (6.04%) Wi-Fi
18 351 (5.98%) EIGRP
19 335 (5.70%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 653 (11.12%) SQL Server
2 182 (3.10%) MySQL
3 95 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 88 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 54 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
6 46 (0.78%) Relational Database
7 36 (0.61%) Oracle Database
8 34 (0.58%) RDBMS
9 26 (0.44%) NoSQL
10 25 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
11 24 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
12 20 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
12 20 (0.34%) Data Mining
13 18 (0.31%) Big Data
14 17 (0.29%) MongoDB
15 15 (0.26%) DB2
16 14 (0.24%) Hadoop
16 14 (0.24%) HBase
17 10 (0.17%) OLAP
17 10 (0.17%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 31 (0.53%) JIRA
2 29 (0.49%) Jenkins
3 20 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 11 (0.19%) Hudson
4 11 (0.19%) Subversion
5 10 (0.17%) Git (software)
5 10 (0.17%) MSI
6 4 (0.068%) Cucumber
6 4 (0.068%) InstallShield
6 4 (0.068%) JUnit
6 4 (0.068%) LoadRunner
6 4 (0.068%) Selenium
6 4 (0.068%) SpecFlow
6 4 (0.068%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.068%) TestNG
7 3 (0.051%) LabVIEW
7 3 (0.051%) Phabricator
7 3 (0.051%) Yeoman
8 2 (0.034%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.034%) TeamCity
General
1 1024 (17.43%) Finance
2 719 (12.24%) Telecoms
3 213 (3.63%) Banking
4 204 (3.47%) Retail
5 141 (2.40%) Legal
6 126 (2.15%) Manufacturing
7 106 (1.80%) Marketing
8 85 (1.45%) Financial Institution
9 72 (1.23%) Law
10 64 (1.09%) Advertising
11 55 (0.94%) Investment Banking
12 54 (0.92%) Electronics
13 48 (0.82%) German Language
14 32 (0.54%) Back Office
15 29 (0.49%) Billing
15 29 (0.49%) French Language
15 29 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
16 26 (0.44%) Games
16 26 (0.44%) Spanish Language
17 24 (0.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1471 (25.04%) Network Engineer
2 704 (11.99%) Analyst
3 660 (11.24%) Support Engineer
4 476 (8.10%) Cisco Engineer
5 458 (7.80%) Architect
6 444 (7.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 439 (7.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 379 (6.45%) Senior Network Engineer
9 339 (5.77%) Administrator
10 308 (5.24%) Consultant
11 271 (4.61%) IT Engineer
12 270 (4.60%) IT Support
13 266 (4.53%) Support Analyst
14 238 (4.05%) Network Analyst
15 235 (4.00%) Network Support
16 232 (3.95%) 3rd Line Support
17 220 (3.75%) 2nd Line Support
18 207 (3.52%) Security Engineer
19 206 (3.51%) Systems Administrator
20 205 (3.49%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (1.74%) .NET
2 98 (1.67%) Middleware
2 98 (1.67%) Web Services
3 82 (1.40%) 802.1X
4 57 (0.97%) XML
5 55 (0.94%) LAMP
6 48 (0.82%) XMPP
7 40 (0.68%) HTML
8 27 (0.46%) SOAP
9 23 (0.39%) FIX Protocol
10 22 (0.37%) J2EE
11 21 (0.36%) WebSphere MQ
12 20 (0.34%) XSLT
13 16 (0.27%) ASP.NET
13 16 (0.27%) CSS
14 13 (0.22%) Rendezvous
14 13 (0.22%) REST
14 13 (0.22%) Ultra Messaging
15 12 (0.20%) LAPP Stack
15 12 (0.20%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 1242 (21.14%) Data Centre
2 354 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
3 241 (4.10%) Management Information System
4 170 (2.89%) Driving Licence
5 121 (2.06%) Blackberry
6 120 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
7 114 (1.94%) Clustering
8 109 (1.86%) Replication
9 100 (1.70%) Computer Science
10 84 (1.43%) Fat Client
10 84 (1.43%) Thin Client
11 82 (1.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 77 (1.31%) EqualLogic
13 68 (1.16%) IVR
14 60 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
15 59 (1.00%) Statistics
16 57 (0.97%) Client/Server
17 52 (0.89%) Hedge funds
18 45 (0.77%) iPad
19 39 (0.66%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 2479 (42.20%) Windows
2 1441 (24.53%) Windows Server
3 970 (16.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 957 (16.29%) Linux
5 809 (13.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 482 (8.21%) Windows 7
7 422 (7.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 319 (5.43%) Unix
9 223 (3.80%) Windows 8
10 165 (2.81%) Windows XP
11 142 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 96 (1.63%) CentOS
13 93 (1.58%) Android
14 85 (1.45%) Solaris
14 85 (1.45%) Windows 10
15 48 (0.82%) Ubuntu
16 45 (0.77%) Windows Vista
17 31 (0.53%) Apple iOS
18 30 (0.51%) AIX
19 29 (0.49%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1234 (21.01%) ITIL
2 509 (8.67%) Project Management
3 447 (7.61%) Load Balancing
4 433 (7.37%) Presales
5 425 (7.24%) Disaster Recovery
6 400 (6.81%) Network Design
7 324 (5.52%) PRINCE2
8 310 (5.28%) Service Delivery
9 288 (4.90%) Network Management
10 250 (4.26%) Network Monitoring
11 247 (4.20%) Capacity Planning
12 242 (4.12%) Change Management
13 241 (4.10%) Incident Management
14 234 (3.98%) High Availability
15 226 (3.85%) Service Management
16 221 (3.76%) Migration
17 217 (3.69%) Information Security
18 215 (3.66%) Mentoring
19 175 (2.98%) Root Cause Analysis
20 167 (2.84%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 594 (10.11%) SQL
2 216 (3.68%) PowerShell
3 140 (2.38%) Java
4 129 (2.20%) Bash Shell
5 117 (1.99%) Python
6 111 (1.89%) Perl
7 91 (1.55%) C
8 59 (1.00%) PHP
9 57 (0.97%) Ruby
10 50 (0.85%) C#
11 43 (0.73%) VB
12 38 (0.65%) JavaScript
13 35 (0.60%) C++
13 35 (0.60%) Shell Script
14 28 (0.48%) VBScript
15 14 (0.24%) Tcl
16 12 (0.20%) VBA
17 5 (0.085%) PL/SQL
17 5 (0.085%) T-SQL
18 4 (0.068%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2075 (35.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1404 (23.90%) CCNP
3 1146 (19.51%) CCNA
4 612 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 443 (7.54%) Degree
6 402 (6.84%) MCSE
7 384 (6.54%) CCIE
8 355 (6.04%) Security Cleared
9 266 (4.53%) SC Cleared
10 256 (4.36%) MCSA
11 216 (3.68%) CCDP
12 207 (3.52%) MCP
13 167 (2.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 143 (2.43%) MCITP
15 142 (2.42%) ITIL Certification
16 137 (2.33%) CCSE
17 127 (2.16%) CCSA
18 123 (2.09%) CCDA
19 107 (1.82%) CISSP
20 98 (1.67%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 455 (7.75%) SLA
2 174 (2.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 111 (1.89%) PCI DSS
4 50 (0.85%) QA
5 31 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 18 (0.31%) COBIT
7 15 (0.26%) ISO 9001
8 9 (0.15%) JSP 440
9 7 (0.12%) COSO
9 7 (0.12%) ISO27002
10 3 (0.051%) DICOM
10 3 (0.051%) PA-DSS
10 3 (0.051%) TickIT
11 2 (0.034%) HL7
12 1 (0.017%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.017%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.017%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.017%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.017%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.017%) RMADS
System Software
1 1778 (30.27%) Active Directory
2 1214 (20.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 546 (9.30%) Hyper-V
4 272 (4.63%) vSphere
5 256 (4.36%) XenApp
6 175 (2.98%) VMware ESXi
7 163 (2.77%) Terminal Services
8 96 (1.63%) VMware ESX
9 77 (1.31%) XenDesktop
10 69 (1.17%) VMware Server
11 67 (1.14%) NFS
12 52 (0.89%) XenServer
13 38 (0.65%) DFS Replication
14 36 (0.61%) Xen
15 35 (0.60%) KVM
16 34 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 30 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
18 24 (0.41%) ISA Server
19 21 (0.36%) SRDF
20 19 (0.32%) iptables
Systems Management
1 310 (5.28%) SCCM
2 148 (2.52%) SCOM
3 116 (1.97%) Backup Exec
4 99 (1.69%) Cisco CUCM
5 94 (1.60%) Puppet
6 82 (1.40%) WSUS
7 69 (1.17%) Nagios
8 60 (1.02%) Cisco UCCX
9 59 (1.00%) FortiGate
10 50 (0.85%) Cacti
11 39 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
12 38 (0.65%) Ansible
13 36 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
14 35 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
15 34 (0.58%) CiscoWorks
16 30 (0.51%) SCVMM
16 30 (0.51%) Windows Intune
17 29 (0.49%) SELinux
18 28 (0.48%) Cisco UCCE
19 25 (0.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 3137 (53.40%) Cisco
2 1915 (32.60%) Microsoft
3 1891 (32.19%) VMware
4 828 (14.10%) Juniper
5 778 (13.24%) CheckPoint
6 766 (13.04%) Citrix
7 640 (10.90%) HP
8 573 (9.75%) F5
9 309 (5.26%) Oracle
10 285 (4.85%) Avaya
11 276 (4.70%) Palo Alto
12 269 (4.58%) Dell
13 244 (4.15%) NetApp
14 236 (4.02%) SolarWinds
15 192 (3.27%) Riverbed
16 190 (3.23%) IBM
17 180 (3.06%) Red Hat
18 173 (2.95%) EMC
19 145 (2.47%) Symantec
20 122 (2.08%) Fortinet
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + Car Allowance, Bonus, Benfits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Enfield, Middlesex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £27000 - £37500 per annum + Car, Pension, other
Posted: 3 hours ago
Wrexham, Clwyd
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Connected IT
Salary: £20000 - £45000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £23000 per annum + + Package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + corporate benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Networking People
Posted: 4 hours ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £38000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hampshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Salary Details circa £50k + 10% bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Daisy Group
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Daisy Group
Salary: £30,000 per annum plus 20% shift allowance
Posted: 5 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
FT Select
Salary: From £25,000 to £27,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £27,000 to £33,000 per annum + Good Bens
Posted: 6 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
FT Select
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Sutton, Surrey
Etech Partners
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago