The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 94 95 127
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +32
Permanent jobs citing WAN 3078 3502 2968
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.99% 3.13% 2.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.28% 17.13% 14.31%
Number of salaries quoted 2619 2873 2535
Median salary £42,500 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.40% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +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
17813 20439 20739
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.30% 18.25% 17.12%
Number of salaries quoted 14787 16204 16433
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,600
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing WAN as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 2 May 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the UK over the 3 months to 2 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +1 2923 £43,000 -2.27% 235
London -21 954 £51,000 +2.00% 59
South East -1 860 £45,000 +5.88% 53
West Midlands +35 285 £40,000 +19.40% 19
East of England +7 266 £37,250 -0.66% 14
Berkshire +39 252 £47,500 +5.55% 13
City of London -5 219 £53,750 +2.38% 18
Surrey -16 200 £45,000 +12.50% 8
South West -2 173 £35,000 - 25
Hampshire -10 162 £42,500 -4.22% 9
Hertfordshire +20 158 £32,000 -8.57% 4
North West -11 144 £39,000 +4.00% 28
Yorkshire -43 133 £39,500 -6.50% 19
Birmingham +31 131 £42,500 -2.29% 5
Reading +34 113 £47,500 +18.75% 3
East Midlands -34 90 £35,000 -15.66% 10
West Yorkshire -40 85 £40,000 -16.66% 14
Buckinghamshire +32 80 £40,000 -20.00% 7
Manchester -19 80 £40,000 +23.07% 16
Scotland -2 65 £42,500 +6.25% 7
Leeds -56 57 £42,250 -15.50% 8
Bracknell +36 55 £43,000 -19.02% 1
West Sussex -28 47 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Cambridgeshire -35 44 £37,500 -12.79% 7
Hemel Hempstead +22 40 £37,750 -20.52% 1
Guildford +9 40 £60,000 +60.00% 3
Southampton -5 39 £40,000 - 3
East Sussex +26 37 £43,250 +1.76% 3
Somerset +20 37 £34,000 +30.76% 4
Cheshire +28 36 £32,500 -13.33% 5

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, IT jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for WAN.

1 5114 (85.28%) LAN
2 3332 (55.56%) Cisco
3 3049 (50.84%) Firewall
4 2491 (41.54%) Windows
5 2205 (36.77%) Cisco Certification
6 1899 (31.67%) Microsoft
7 1875 (31.27%) VMware
8 1750 (29.18%) Active Directory
9 1591 (26.53%) VPN
10 1507 (25.13%) CCNP
11 1451 (24.20%) Windows Server
12 1367 (22.79%) TCP/IP
13 1311 (21.86%) ITIL
14 1226 (20.44%) CCNA
15 1215 (20.26%) VMware Infrastructure
16 1198 (19.98%) Data Centre
17 1123 (18.73%) MPLS
18 1086 (18.11%) MS Exchange
19 1050 (17.51%) Linux
20 1025 (17.09%) Wireless
21 987 (16.46%) Juniper
22 970 (16.17%) DNS
23 911 (15.19%) VoIP
24 905 (15.09%) Finance
25 892 (14.87%) Windows Server 2008
26 868 (14.47%) BGP
27 862 (14.37%) Network Security
28 853 (14.22%) MS Excel
29 835 (13.92%) SAN
30 828 (13.81%) CheckPoint

WAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1086 (18.11%) MS Exchange
2 546 (9.10%) Exchange Server 2010
3 370 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 278 (4.64%) Skype for Business
5 246 (4.10%) SharePoint
6 223 (3.72%) IIS
7 171 (2.85%) Apache
8 165 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2007
9 102 (1.70%) Tomcat
10 81 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
11 61 (1.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 53 (0.88%) JBoss
13 37 (0.62%) OpenStack
14 33 (0.55%) WebSphere
15 27 (0.45%) CMS
16 22 (0.37%) IBM Notes
17 21 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
18 20 (0.33%) WebLogic
19 18 (0.30%) Confluence
20 15 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 853 (14.22%) MS Excel
2 603 (10.06%) MS Office
3 176 (2.93%) MS Visio
4 44 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
5 27 (0.45%) MS Project
6 7 (0.12%) AutoCAD
7 6 (0.10%) Revit
8 3 (0.050%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.033%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.017%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 45 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
2 41 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 33 (0.55%) assyst
4 23 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
5 20 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
6 13 (0.22%) thinkFolio
7 12 (0.20%) Markit EDM
7 12 (0.20%) MultiFonds
8 9 (0.15%) ION MarketView
9 8 (0.13%) SAP CRM
10 6 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
11 5 (0.083%) Infor M3
11 5 (0.083%) Oracle EBS
11 5 (0.083%) Remedy ITSM
12 4 (0.067%) Line 500
13 3 (0.050%) Dynamics NAV
13 3 (0.050%) JDE World
13 3 (0.050%) RMDS
14 2 (0.033%) SAP ERP
15 1 (0.017%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 476 (7.94%) Office 365
2 271 (4.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 241 (4.02%) Amazon AWS
4 114 (1.90%) IaaS
5 78 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
6 61 (1.02%) Mimecast
7 59 (0.98%) SaaS
8 58 (0.97%) PaaS
9 27 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 21 (0.35%) Google Apps
11 20 (0.33%) Yammer
12 6 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 6 (0.10%) OneDrive
13 5 (0.083%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (0.083%) Azure Active Directory
14 4 (0.067%) GitHub
15 3 (0.050%) Amazon S3
15 3 (0.050%) AWS CloudFormation
16 2 (0.033%) SoftLayer
17 1 (0.017%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5114 (85.28%) LAN
2 3049 (50.84%) Firewall
3 1591 (26.53%) VPN
4 1367 (22.79%) TCP/IP
5 1123 (18.73%) MPLS
6 1025 (17.09%) Wireless
7 970 (16.17%) DNS
8 911 (15.19%) VoIP
9 868 (14.47%) BGP
10 862 (14.37%) Network Security
11 835 (13.92%) SAN
12 795 (13.26%) Cisco ASA
13 780 (13.01%) OSPF
14 699 (11.66%) DHCP
15 577 (9.62%) VLAN
16 513 (8.55%) Internet
17 456 (7.60%) Cisco Nexus
18 429 (7.15%) EIGRP
19 408 (6.80%) SSL
20 385 (6.42%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 673 (11.22%) SQL Server
2 150 (2.50%) MySQL
3 87 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 72 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
5 57 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
6 49 (0.82%) Oracle Database
7 37 (0.62%) Relational Database
8 29 (0.48%) RDBMS
9 26 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
10 24 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
11 23 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
12 19 (0.32%) NoSQL
12 19 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 19 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 18 (0.30%) MongoDB
14 17 (0.28%) Big Data
15 15 (0.25%) Hadoop
16 11 (0.18%) DB2
16 11 (0.18%) SQL Server 2000
17 9 (0.15%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 39 (0.65%) Jenkins
2 37 (0.62%) JIRA
3 22 (0.37%) Travis CI
4 16 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 12 (0.20%) Selenium
6 11 (0.18%) Cucumber
6 11 (0.18%) JUnit
6 11 (0.18%) LoadRunner
6 11 (0.18%) SpecFlow
6 11 (0.18%) Subversion
7 9 (0.15%) Git (software)
7 9 (0.15%) TestNG
8 5 (0.083%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (0.083%) Hudson
8 5 (0.083%) MSI
8 5 (0.083%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.067%) ClearCase
9 4 (0.067%) InstallShield
10 3 (0.050%) PeopleTools
11 2 (0.033%) Bitbucket
General
1 905 (15.09%) Finance
2 742 (12.37%) Telecoms
3 182 (3.03%) Banking
4 144 (2.40%) Retail
5 134 (2.23%) Manufacturing
6 126 (2.10%) Legal
7 99 (1.65%) Marketing
8 63 (1.05%) Financial Institution
9 62 (1.03%) Electronics
10 59 (0.98%) Advertising
11 58 (0.97%) Investment Banking
12 55 (0.92%) Law
13 46 (0.77%) Back Office
14 44 (0.73%) Games
15 34 (0.57%) French Language
15 34 (0.57%) German Language
16 27 (0.45%) Publishing
17 23 (0.38%) Private Banking
18 20 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
19 15 (0.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 1579 (26.33%) Network Engineer
2 781 (13.02%) Analyst
3 713 (11.89%) Support Engineer
4 548 (9.14%) Cisco Engineer
5 498 (8.30%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 490 (8.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 406 (6.77%) Senior Network Engineer
8 353 (5.89%) Architect
9 352 (5.87%) Consultant
10 316 (5.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 302 (5.04%) IT Engineer
12 298 (4.97%) Administrator
13 275 (4.59%) IT Support
14 274 (4.57%) Support Analyst
15 256 (4.27%) 2nd Line Support
16 254 (4.24%) Security Engineer
17 247 (4.12%) 3rd Line Support
18 237 (3.95%) Network Support
19 229 (3.82%) Network Analyst
20 201 (3.35%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (1.85%) Web Services
2 101 (1.68%) 802.1X
3 78 (1.30%) .NET
4 70 (1.17%) Middleware
5 68 (1.13%) XMPP
6 44 (0.73%) LAMP
7 38 (0.63%) XML
8 21 (0.35%) SOAP
9 20 (0.33%) J2EE
10 16 (0.27%) FIX Protocol
11 15 (0.25%) HTML
12 13 (0.22%) CSS
12 13 (0.22%) Regular Expression
12 13 (0.22%) REST
13 11 (0.18%) JDBC
14 10 (0.17%) COM
14 10 (0.17%) WebSphere MQ
15 9 (0.15%) IBM Integration Bus
15 9 (0.15%) LAPP Stack
15 9 (0.15%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 1198 (19.98%) Data Centre
2 324 (5.40%) Analytical Skills
3 244 (4.07%) Management Information System
4 182 (3.03%) Driving Licence
5 133 (2.22%) Blackberry
5 133 (2.22%) Replication
6 126 (2.10%) Computer Science
6 126 (2.10%) Video Conferencing
7 105 (1.75%) Fat Client
7 105 (1.75%) Thin Client
8 103 (1.72%) Clustering
9 90 (1.50%) IVR
10 73 (1.22%) EqualLogic
11 70 (1.17%) Statistics
12 69 (1.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 66 (1.10%) iPad
14 60 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
14 60 (1.00%) Private Cloud
15 55 (0.92%) iPhone
16 51 (0.85%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2491 (41.54%) Windows
2 1451 (24.20%) Windows Server
3 1050 (17.51%) Linux
4 892 (14.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 791 (13.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 545 (9.09%) Windows 7
7 304 (5.07%) Windows Server 2003
8 285 (4.75%) Unix
9 209 (3.49%) Windows 8
10 169 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 146 (2.43%) Windows 10
12 138 (2.30%) Windows XP
13 109 (1.82%) Android
14 100 (1.67%) CentOS
15 70 (1.17%) Solaris
16 49 (0.82%) Ubuntu
17 43 (0.72%) Windows Vista
18 28 (0.47%) Mac OS
19 27 (0.45%) Mac OS X
20 24 (0.40%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1311 (21.86%) ITIL
2 486 (8.10%) Project Management
3 463 (7.72%) Network Design
4 459 (7.65%) Load Balancing
5 407 (6.79%) Presales
6 374 (6.24%) Disaster Recovery
7 324 (5.40%) Network Monitoring
8 319 (5.32%) Service Delivery
9 318 (5.30%) Network Management
10 283 (4.72%) PRINCE2
11 269 (4.49%) Change Management
12 247 (4.12%) Incident Management
13 232 (3.87%) Capacity Planning
14 223 (3.72%) Service Management
15 220 (3.67%) High Availability
15 220 (3.67%) Migration
16 214 (3.57%) Mentoring
17 194 (3.23%) Information Security
18 191 (3.18%) Root Cause Analysis
19 175 (2.92%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 645 (10.76%) SQL
2 235 (3.92%) PowerShell
3 146 (2.43%) Python
4 139 (2.32%) Bash Shell
5 115 (1.92%) C
6 114 (1.90%) Perl
7 93 (1.55%) Java
8 75 (1.25%) Ruby
9 65 (1.08%) PHP
10 49 (0.82%) C#
11 43 (0.72%) C++
11 43 (0.72%) VB
12 33 (0.55%) Shell Script
13 19 (0.32%) JavaScript
13 19 (0.32%) T-SQL
14 17 (0.28%) Tcl
15 15 (0.25%) VBA
15 15 (0.25%) VBScript
16 3 (0.050%) RPG
16 3 (0.050%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2205 (36.77%) Cisco Certification
2 1507 (25.13%) CCNP
3 1226 (20.44%) CCNA
4 572 (9.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 456 (7.60%) Degree
6 454 (7.57%) CCIE
7 403 (6.72%) Security Cleared
8 354 (5.90%) MCSE
9 329 (5.49%) SC Cleared
10 243 (4.05%) CCDP
11 235 (3.92%) MCSA
12 162 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 156 (2.60%) CCSA
14 153 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
15 152 (2.53%) MCP
16 133 (2.22%) CCSE
17 130 (2.17%) CCDA
18 127 (2.12%) MCITP
19 120 (2.00%) CISSP
20 108 (1.80%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 539 (8.99%) SLA
2 210 (3.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 106 (1.77%) PCI DSS
4 41 (0.68%) QA
5 29 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 16 (0.27%) ISO 9001
7 15 (0.25%) COBIT
8 12 (0.20%) DICOM
9 9 (0.15%) ISO27002
10 7 (0.12%) JSP 440
11 6 (0.10%) RMADS
12 5 (0.083%) HIPAA
13 4 (0.067%) COSO
13 4 (0.067%) Data Quality
13 4 (0.067%) HL7
14 2 (0.033%) GPG13
14 2 (0.033%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 2 (0.033%) ISO22301
14 2 (0.033%) SAS 70
15 1 (0.017%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1750 (29.18%) Active Directory
2 1215 (20.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 511 (8.52%) Hyper-V
4 336 (5.60%) vSphere
5 275 (4.59%) XenApp
6 199 (3.32%) VMware ESXi
7 162 (2.70%) Terminal Services
8 108 (1.80%) XenDesktop
9 77 (1.28%) VMware ESX
9 77 (1.28%) VMware Server
10 56 (0.93%) NFS
10 56 (0.93%) XenServer
11 42 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
12 41 (0.68%) Xen
13 33 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 32 (0.53%) DFS Replication
15 21 (0.35%) vCloud
15 21 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
16 20 (0.33%) Docker
17 19 (0.32%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 266 (4.44%) SCCM
2 154 (2.57%) SCOM
3 115 (1.92%) Cisco CUCM
4 102 (1.70%) Puppet
5 90 (1.50%) Backup Exec
6 78 (1.30%) Cisco UCCX
7 77 (1.28%) Nagios
8 73 (1.22%) FortiGate
9 61 (1.02%) Cacti
10 59 (0.98%) WSUS
11 52 (0.87%) Ansible
12 45 (0.75%) CiscoWorks
13 43 (0.72%) Nessus
14 41 (0.68%) Cisco UCCE
14 41 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
15 38 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
16 34 (0.57%) SolarWinds Orion
17 33 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
18 30 (0.50%) Windows Intune
19 29 (0.48%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 3332 (55.56%) Cisco
2 1899 (31.67%) Microsoft
3 1875 (31.27%) VMware
4 987 (16.46%) Juniper
5 828 (13.81%) CheckPoint
6 788 (13.14%) Citrix
7 679 (11.32%) HP
8 622 (10.37%) F5
9 316 (5.27%) Avaya
10 298 (4.97%) Palo Alto
11 296 (4.94%) SolarWinds
12 276 (4.60%) Dell
13 264 (4.40%) Oracle
14 229 (3.82%) NetApp
15 214 (3.57%) Riverbed
16 189 (3.15%) Red Hat
17 182 (3.03%) Fortinet
18 178 (2.97%) IBM
19 174 (2.90%) EMC
20 109 (1.82%) Aruba
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