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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 92 116 102
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -14
Permanent jobs citing WAN 3199 2650 2997
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.03% 2.55% 2.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.02% 14.88% 13.92%
Number of salaries quoted 2705 2170 2529
Average salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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
18793 17807 21534
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.79% 17.13% 19.76%
Number of salaries quoted 15284 13978 17888
Average salary £43,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.44% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +19 3051 £42,000 -1.17% 411
London +49 1280 £47,500 -5.00% 157
South East +21 739 £40,000 -5.88% 87
City of London +54 319 £55,000 +4.76% 52
Surrey +52 213 £37,500 -25.00% 18
East of England -12 188 £42,500 - 28
West Midlands -18 186 £32,500 - 21
Yorkshire -28 182 £40,000 +6.66% 27
North West -9 175 £33,500 -5.63% 32
Berkshire +3 169 £42,000 -10.63% 18
South West +27 165 £35,000 -7.28% 39
Hampshire +12 154 £39,250 +17.16% 24
West Yorkshire -14 127 £42,500 +21.42% 18
East Midlands +11 119 £34,500 +2.98% 15
Leeds -14 103 £45,000 +19.20% 10
Manchester -8 94 £33,500 +0.75% 25
Hertfordshire -14 79 £43,750 +16.66% 8
Reading -1 74 £37,000 -32.72% 6
Birmingham -4 70 £32,500 - 6
Scotland +29 64 £34,000 -6.84% 15
Cheshire -6 55 £35,000 -21.34% 2
Kent +15 52 £43,250 +1.76% 3
Northamptonshire -8 48 £35,000 +4.47% 5
Basingstoke +30 43 £32,500 -29.72% 1
Devon +28 43 £34,750 +4.51% 6
Buckinghamshire +7 43 £40,000 - 8
Northampton -2 43 £37,500 -9.09% 2
Wales +4 40 £40,000 - 6
Wiltshire +21 38 £37,500 +25.00% 7
Edinburgh +18 38 £33,250 -5.67% 1

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 5431 (84.46%) LAN
2 3355 (52.18%) Cisco
3 3254 (50.61%) Windows
4 2847 (44.28%) Firewall
5 2199 (34.20%) Microsoft
6 2150 (33.44%) Cisco Certification
7 2086 (32.44%) VMware
8 1882 (29.27%) Active Directory
9 1629 (25.33%) VPN
10 1445 (22.47%) TCP/IP
11 1406 (21.87%) CCNP
12 1397 (21.73%) VMware Infrastructure
13 1352 (21.03%) MS Exchange
14 1298 (20.19%) ITIL
14 1298 (20.19%) Windows Server 2008
15 1272 (19.78%) CCNA
16 1184 (18.41%) Citrix
17 1167 (18.15%) SAN
18 1149 (17.87%) MS Excel
19 1127 (17.53%) DNS
20 1120 (17.42%) MPLS
21 1046 (16.27%) Finance
22 986 (15.33%) Linux
23 964 (14.99%) CheckPoint
24 913 (14.20%) Wireless
25 912 (14.18%) Juniper
26 910 (14.15%) VoIP
27 850 (13.22%) Windows Server 2003
28 839 (13.05%) DHCP
29 836 (13.00%) BGP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 1352 (21.03%) MS Exchange
2 643 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 357 (5.55%) Exchange Server 2013
4 347 (5.40%) IIS
5 332 (5.16%) Exchange Server 2007
6 325 (5.05%) SharePoint
7 303 (4.71%) Lync
8 206 (3.20%) Apache
9 199 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2003
10 184 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 151 (2.35%) Tomcat
12 56 (0.87%) CMS
13 51 (0.79%) WebSphere
14 46 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
15 45 (0.70%) Oracle Coherence
16 43 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
17 34 (0.53%) OpenStack
18 33 (0.51%) Oracle HTTP Server
19 29 (0.45%) IBM Notes
20 19 (0.30%) nginx
Applications
1 1149 (17.87%) MS Excel
2 799 (12.43%) MS Office
3 116 (1.80%) MS Visio
4 75 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 36 (0.56%) MS Project
6 20 (0.31%) FrameMaker
6 20 (0.31%) PaintShop Pro
6 20 (0.31%) RoboHelp
7 5 (0.078%) PowerPivot
8 3 (0.047%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.031%) S-PLUS
9 2 (0.031%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.016%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.016%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.016%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.016%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 63 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.42%) RMDS
3 12 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 10 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (0.14%) SalesLogix
6 7 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
6 7 (0.11%) ION MarketView
6 7 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
6 7 (0.11%) Endur
7 6 (0.093%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.062%) GoldMine
8 4 (0.062%) Advent Moxy
9 3 (0.047%) Eikon
9 3 (0.047%) Front Arena
9 3 (0.047%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 3 (0.047%) Line 500
9 3 (0.047%) Oracle CRM
10 2 (0.031%) Tridion
10 2 (0.031%) Oracle EBS
11 1 (0.016%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 219 (3.41%) Office 365
2 97 (1.51%) IaaS
3 91 (1.42%) SaaS
3 91 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
4 70 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
5 50 (0.78%) PaaS
6 41 (0.64%) Google Apps
7 34 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
8 8 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.078%) Route 53
9 5 (0.078%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.016%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 5431 (84.46%) LAN
2 2847 (44.28%) Firewall
3 1629 (25.33%) VPN
4 1445 (22.47%) TCP/IP
5 1167 (18.15%) SAN
6 1127 (17.53%) DNS
7 1120 (17.42%) MPLS
8 913 (14.20%) Wireless
9 910 (14.15%) VoIP
10 839 (13.05%) DHCP
11 836 (13.00%) BGP
12 829 (12.89%) Network Security
13 733 (11.40%) Cisco ASA
14 698 (10.86%) OSPF
15 606 (9.42%) Internet
16 570 (8.86%) VLAN
17 427 (6.64%) EIGRP
18 412 (6.41%) Cisco Nexus
19 385 (5.99%) Wi-Fi
20 333 (5.18%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 726 (11.29%) SQL Server
2 168 (2.61%) MySQL
3 156 (2.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 129 (2.01%) SQL Server 2005
5 87 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 51 (0.79%) Hadoop
7 48 (0.75%) DB2
8 41 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
8 41 (0.64%) Relational Database
9 38 (0.59%) HBase
9 38 (0.59%) MongoDB
10 37 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
11 33 (0.51%) Big Data
12 26 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 24 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
13 24 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 19 (0.30%) Oracle Database
14 19 (0.30%) Data Mining
15 17 (0.26%) RDBMS
16 15 (0.23%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 38 (0.59%) Jenkins
1 38 (0.59%) LoadRunner
2 35 (0.54%) Git (software)
3 33 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 32 (0.50%) JIRA
5 29 (0.45%) Hudson
6 26 (0.40%) Visual Studio
7 25 (0.39%) Subversion
8 20 (0.31%) Selenium
9 16 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
10 15 (0.23%) FogBugz
10 15 (0.23%) QuickTest Pro
11 10 (0.16%) Bugzilla
11 10 (0.16%) Rational Performance Tester
12 8 (0.12%) WinRunner
13 6 (0.093%) AdminStudio
13 6 (0.093%) SilkPerformer
14 4 (0.062%) TestDirector
14 4 (0.062%) MSTest
15 3 (0.047%) TestLink
General
1 1046 (16.27%) Finance
2 678 (10.54%) Telecoms
3 239 (3.72%) Banking
4 156 (2.43%) Law
5 143 (2.22%) Retail
6 112 (1.74%) Legal
7 109 (1.70%) Back Office
8 99 (1.54%) Advertising
9 93 (1.45%) Marketing
10 81 (1.26%) Manufacturing
11 70 (1.09%) Financial Institution
12 51 (0.79%) Investment Banking
13 42 (0.65%) Electronics
13 42 (0.65%) French Language
14 31 (0.48%) German Language
15 28 (0.44%) Publishing
15 28 (0.44%) Billing
16 25 (0.39%) Games
17 18 (0.28%) Local Government
17 18 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1545 (24.03%) Network Engineer
2 882 (13.72%) Analyst
3 766 (11.91%) Support Engineer
4 509 (7.92%) Architect
5 397 (6.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 395 (6.14%) Senior Network Engineer
7 366 (5.69%) Consultant
8 365 (5.68%) Support Analyst
9 305 (4.74%) IT Support
10 291 (4.53%) Administrator
11 264 (4.11%) 2nd Line Support
12 254 (3.95%) Project Manager
13 246 (3.83%) 3rd Line Support
14 204 (3.17%) Technical Support
14 204 (3.17%) Infrastructure Architect
15 198 (3.08%) Systems Administrator
16 185 (2.88%) Network Support
16 185 (2.88%) Infrastructure Manager
17 178 (2.77%) Security Engineer
18 173 (2.69%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (1.80%) .NET
2 103 (1.60%) CSS
3 93 (1.45%) HTML
4 90 (1.40%) Web Services
5 84 (1.31%) Middleware
6 61 (0.95%) XML
7 45 (0.70%) ASP.NET
8 31 (0.48%) Ajax
9 29 (0.45%) FIX Protocol
10 28 (0.44%) LAMP
11 27 (0.42%) XSLT
12 26 (0.40%) Rendezvous
13 25 (0.39%) XMPP
14 20 (0.31%) RabbitMQ
15 17 (0.26%) SOAP
16 16 (0.25%) COM
17 15 (0.23%) jQuery
17 15 (0.23%) Application Packaging
18 14 (0.22%) JSON
18 14 (0.22%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 365 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
2 324 (5.04%) Blackberry
3 204 (3.17%) Management Information System
4 146 (2.27%) Clustering
5 137 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
6 131 (2.04%) Computer Science
7 116 (1.80%) Hedge funds
8 110 (1.71%) Open Source
9 100 (1.56%) Replication
10 68 (1.06%) iPhone
11 62 (0.96%) Client/Server
12 58 (0.90%) Thin Client
12 58 (0.90%) Fat Client
13 53 (0.82%) CMDB
14 41 (0.64%) PKI
14 41 (0.64%) Enterprise Storage
15 38 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
16 37 (0.58%) Statistics
17 34 (0.53%) FMCG
18 30 (0.47%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 3254 (50.61%) Windows
2 1298 (20.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 986 (15.33%) Linux
4 850 (13.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 790 (12.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 710 (11.04%) Windows 7
7 393 (6.11%) UNIX
8 359 (5.58%) Windows XP
9 328 (5.10%) Windows 8
10 168 (2.61%) Solaris
11 129 (2.01%) Windows Vista
12 126 (1.96%) Android
13 112 (1.74%) CentOS
14 90 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 86 (1.34%) Apple iOS
16 60 (0.93%) Ubuntu
17 47 (0.73%) Mac OS X
18 44 (0.68%) Mac OS
19 38 (0.59%) AIX
20 34 (0.53%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1298 (20.19%) ITIL
2 558 (8.68%) Project Management
3 456 (7.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 447 (6.95%) Load Balancing
5 350 (5.44%) Network Design
6 341 (5.30%) Change Management
7 335 (5.21%) Service Delivery
8 313 (4.87%) PRINCE2
9 279 (4.34%) Migration
10 267 (4.15%) Network Management
10 267 (4.15%) Network Monitoring
11 256 (3.98%) Kalman Filter
12 242 (3.76%) Incident Management
13 233 (3.62%) Service Management
14 221 (3.44%) Capacity Planning
15 211 (3.28%) Agile Software Development
16 194 (3.02%) Mentoring
17 168 (2.61%) Change Control
18 167 (2.60%) Performance Tuning
19 163 (2.53%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 775 (12.05%) SQL
2 202 (3.14%) PowerShell
3 166 (2.58%) Java
4 148 (2.30%) Perl
5 113 (1.76%) Bash Shell
6 101 (1.57%) Python
6 101 (1.57%) C
7 87 (1.35%) PHP
8 54 (0.84%) JavaScript
8 54 (0.84%) T-SQL
9 47 (0.73%) C#
10 38 (0.59%) VBScript
10 38 (0.59%) Ruby
11 33 (0.51%) C++
12 30 (0.47%) VB
13 29 (0.45%) Shell Script
14 18 (0.28%) R
15 17 (0.26%) VBA
16 15 (0.23%) Korn
17 9 (0.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2150 (33.44%) Cisco Certification
2 1406 (21.87%) CCNP
3 1272 (19.78%) CCNA
4 680 (10.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 557 (8.66%) Degree
6 434 (6.75%) Security Cleared
7 401 (6.24%) MCSE
8 355 (5.52%) CCIE
9 351 (5.46%) SC Cleared
10 238 (3.70%) MCITP
11 216 (3.36%) MCP
12 191 (2.97%) MCSA
13 190 (2.95%) CCDP
14 160 (2.49%) CCSE
15 153 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 140 (2.18%) CCSP
17 137 (2.13%) CCDA
17 137 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
18 131 (2.04%) CCSA
19 118 (1.84%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 562 (8.74%) SLA
2 127 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 105 (1.63%) PCI DSS
4 57 (0.89%) QA
5 34 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 29 (0.45%) COBIT
6 29 (0.45%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 4 (0.062%) HL7
9 3 (0.047%) DICOM
9 3 (0.047%) BS7799
10 2 (0.031%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.016%) BS25999
11 1 (0.016%) TickIT
11 1 (0.016%) BS15000
System Software
1 1882 (29.27%) Active Directory
2 1397 (21.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 598 (9.30%) Hyper-V
4 399 (6.21%) XenApp
5 388 (6.03%) vSphere
6 173 (2.69%) VMware ESX
7 170 (2.64%) VMware ESXi
8 123 (1.91%) XenDesktop
9 114 (1.77%) Terminal Services
10 111 (1.73%) XenServer
11 103 (1.60%) NFS
12 85 (1.32%) Firmware
13 71 (1.10%) SRDF
14 57 (0.89%) Terminal Server
15 51 (0.79%) MetaFrame
16 49 (0.76%) Xen
17 48 (0.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 46 (0.72%) VMware Server
19 41 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
20 31 (0.48%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 248 (3.86%) SCCM
2 142 (2.21%) SCOM
3 140 (2.18%) Backup Exec
4 122 (1.90%) WSUS
5 108 (1.68%) Norton AntiVirus
6 102 (1.59%) Nagios
7 97 (1.51%) CiscoWorks
8 91 (1.42%) Cisco CUCM
9 79 (1.23%) Cisco Prime
10 65 (1.01%) Puppet
10 65 (1.01%) OpenView
11 53 (0.82%) Cisco UCCX
12 45 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
12 45 (0.70%) Cacti
13 33 (0.51%) SCVMM
14 29 (0.45%) ZABBIX
14 29 (0.45%) SolarWinds Orion
14 29 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
14 29 (0.45%) SELinux
15 26 (0.40%) Icinga
Vendors
1 3355 (52.18%) Cisco
2 2199 (34.20%) Microsoft
3 2086 (32.44%) VMware
4 1184 (18.41%) Citrix
5 964 (14.99%) CheckPoint
6 912 (14.18%) Juniper
7 719 (11.18%) HP
8 494 (7.68%) F5
9 390 (6.07%) NetApp
10 361 (5.61%) Avaya
11 311 (4.84%) Oracle
12 301 (4.68%) Dell
13 288 (4.48%) SolarWinds
14 279 (4.34%) EMC
15 236 (3.67%) Symantec
16 228 (3.55%) Red Hat
17 178 (2.77%) Riverbed
18 177 (2.75%) IBM
19 156 (2.43%) McAfee
20 128 (1.99%) Apple
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