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 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 110 88 126
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +38
Permanent jobs citing WAN 2674 3538 2931
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.75% 3.20% 2.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.14% 18.33% 13.98%
Number of salaries quoted 2226 2977 2479
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

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
16572 19303 20964
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.07% 17.44% 17.34%
Number of salaries quoted 13775 15728 16720
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -17 2535 £45,000 - 277
London -16 881 £55,000 +4.76% 87
South East -20 645 £45,000 +5.88% 63
West Midlands +9 224 £37,500 +5.63% 28
East of England -2 197 £40,000 - 21
Berkshire +11 176 £52,500 +31.25% 11
City of London +11 174 £50,000 -4.76% 16
Yorkshire -16 156 £40,000 -4.76% 16
South West -22 155 £33,000 -16.45% 17
North West +23 137 £39,000 -2.50% 27
Hampshire -21 134 £40,000 - 22
Hertfordshire +25 123 £42,500 +19.71% 14
Surrey -55 122 £47,250 +11.17% 13
East Midlands -12 119 £42,500 -10.52% 15
West Yorkshire -6 118 £40,000 -18.36% 12
Birmingham -5 93 £36,250 -16.66% 14
Leeds -7 84 £40,000 -20.00% 8
Reading -7 75 £51,250 +28.12% 3
Manchester +6 74 £39,000 -2.50% 13
West Sussex -11 73 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Scotland -4 60 £35,000 -26.31% 7
Buckinghamshire +3 47 £36,500 -23.15% 6
Bracknell +22 46 £50,000 +51.51%
Cheshire +42 39 £45,000 +20.00% 5
Hemel Hempstead +29 39 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Bristol +17 37 £32,500 -53.57% 6
Guildford -10 35 £56,250 +2.27% 3
Leicestershire +25 34 £42,500 -2.85% 3
Wiltshire -14 32 £33,500 -8.84% 4
Edinburgh +25 30 £35,500 -11.25% 2

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 4930 (85.01%) LAN
2 3208 (55.32%) Cisco
3 2873 (49.54%) Firewall
4 2440 (42.08%) Windows
5 2106 (36.32%) Cisco Certification
6 1791 (30.88%) VMware
7 1779 (30.68%) Microsoft
8 1684 (29.04%) Active Directory
9 1570 (27.07%) VPN
10 1401 (24.16%) CCNP
11 1383 (23.85%) Windows Server
12 1325 (22.85%) ITIL
13 1317 (22.71%) TCP/IP
14 1226 (21.14%) CCNA
15 1214 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure
16 1064 (18.35%) Data Centre
17 1058 (18.24%) Linux
18 1030 (17.76%) MPLS
19 998 (17.21%) Wireless
20 988 (17.04%) MS Exchange
21 985 (16.99%) DNS
22 930 (16.04%) Juniper
23 924 (15.93%) VoIP
24 841 (14.50%) Windows Server 2008
25 826 (14.24%) Finance
26 819 (14.12%) SAN
27 803 (13.85%) Citrix
28 791 (13.64%) CheckPoint
28 791 (13.64%) Network Security
29 767 (13.23%) MS Excel

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
1 988 (17.04%) MS Exchange
2 448 (7.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 319 (5.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 244 (4.21%) Skype for Business
5 240 (4.14%) SharePoint
6 232 (4.00%) IIS
7 154 (2.66%) Apache
8 144 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2007
9 97 (1.67%) Tomcat
10 78 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
11 61 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 49 (0.84%) JBoss
13 37 (0.64%) OpenStack
14 33 (0.57%) WebSphere
15 28 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
16 21 (0.36%) CMS
17 20 (0.34%) Confluence
17 20 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
18 19 (0.33%) IBM Notes
19 17 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 767 (13.23%) MS Excel
2 596 (10.28%) MS Office
3 176 (3.04%) MS Visio
4 49 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
5 27 (0.47%) MS Project
6 9 (0.16%) AutoCAD
7 7 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 6 (0.10%) Revit
9 1 (0.017%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.017%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 46 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
2 40 (0.69%) assyst
3 36 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
4 33 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 13 (0.22%) thinkFolio
6 12 (0.21%) Markit EDM
6 12 (0.21%) MultiFonds
7 9 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
8 7 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
9 6 (0.10%) Infor M3
9 6 (0.10%) RMDS
10 4 (0.069%) Dynamics NAV
10 4 (0.069%) Oracle ERP
10 4 (0.069%) Remedy ITSM
11 3 (0.052%) JDE World
12 2 (0.034%) Hi Portfolio
12 2 (0.034%) Line 500
12 2 (0.034%) Magento
12 2 (0.034%) Sage 1000
12 2 (0.034%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 484 (8.35%) Office 365
2 263 (4.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 237 (4.09%) Amazon AWS
4 97 (1.67%) IaaS
5 54 (0.93%) PaaS
6 53 (0.91%) SaaS
7 51 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
8 42 (0.72%) Mimecast
9 23 (0.40%) Google Apps
10 22 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 13 (0.22%) Yammer
12 8 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
13 6 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 6 (0.10%) OneDrive
14 5 (0.086%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.086%) AWS CloudFormation
15 4 (0.069%) GitHub
16 2 (0.034%) Amazon S3
16 2 (0.034%) Google Cloud Platform
16 2 (0.034%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 4930 (85.01%) LAN
2 2873 (49.54%) Firewall
3 1570 (27.07%) VPN
4 1317 (22.71%) TCP/IP
5 1030 (17.76%) MPLS
6 998 (17.21%) Wireless
7 985 (16.99%) DNS
8 924 (15.93%) VoIP
9 819 (14.12%) SAN
10 791 (13.64%) Network Security
11 766 (13.21%) Cisco ASA
12 761 (13.12%) BGP
13 729 (12.57%) DHCP
14 726 (12.52%) OSPF
15 501 (8.64%) VLAN
16 488 (8.42%) Internet
17 422 (7.28%) Cisco Nexus
18 412 (7.10%) EIGRP
19 377 (6.50%) SSL
20 344 (5.93%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 646 (11.14%) SQL Server
2 129 (2.22%) MySQL
3 74 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 55 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
5 50 (0.86%) Oracle Database
6 47 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
7 37 (0.64%) Relational Database
8 31 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
9 30 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 22 (0.38%) NoSQL
10 22 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 20 (0.34%) Hadoop
12 19 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
12 19 (0.33%) RDBMS
13 17 (0.29%) Big Data
14 15 (0.26%) DB2
15 14 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
16 13 (0.22%) MongoDB
17 11 (0.19%) OLAP
18 10 (0.17%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 49 (0.84%) JIRA
2 41 (0.71%) Jenkins
3 22 (0.38%) Travis CI
4 19 (0.33%) LoadRunner
5 17 (0.29%) Selenium
6 16 (0.28%) Cucumber
6 16 (0.28%) JUnit
6 16 (0.28%) SpecFlow
7 14 (0.24%) TestNG
7 14 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 11 (0.19%) Git (software)
9 10 (0.17%) Subversion
10 9 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (0.10%) Metasploit
12 5 (0.086%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (0.086%) Bugzilla
12 5 (0.086%) FogBugz
12 5 (0.086%) TeamCity
13 4 (0.069%) ClearCase
14 3 (0.052%) PeopleTools
General
1 826 (14.24%) Finance
2 708 (12.21%) Telecoms
3 166 (2.86%) Banking
4 161 (2.78%) Retail
5 120 (2.07%) Manufacturing
6 114 (1.97%) Legal
7 91 (1.57%) Marketing
8 74 (1.28%) Back Office
9 65 (1.12%) Law
10 54 (0.93%) Games
11 53 (0.91%) Advertising
12 50 (0.86%) Financial Institution
13 48 (0.83%) Electronics
14 44 (0.76%) Investment Banking
15 32 (0.55%) French Language
16 31 (0.53%) Publishing
17 26 (0.45%) German Language
18 18 (0.31%) Billing
19 16 (0.28%) Multimedia
20 14 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1524 (26.28%) Network Engineer
2 804 (13.86%) Analyst
3 727 (12.54%) Support Engineer
4 528 (9.11%) Cisco Engineer
5 508 (8.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 474 (8.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 415 (7.16%) Senior Network Engineer
8 330 (5.69%) Consultant
9 321 (5.54%) Architect
10 296 (5.10%) Support Analyst
11 280 (4.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 278 (4.79%) IT Engineer
13 267 (4.60%) IT Support
14 255 (4.40%) Network Support
15 250 (4.31%) 2nd Line Support
16 246 (4.24%) Administrator
17 240 (4.14%) Security Engineer
18 236 (4.07%) 3rd Line Support
19 216 (3.72%) Network Analyst
20 196 (3.38%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (2.17%) Web Services
2 117 (2.02%) 802.1X
3 69 (1.19%) .NET
4 59 (1.02%) Middleware
5 45 (0.78%) XMPP
6 37 (0.64%) XML
7 33 (0.57%) LAMP
8 18 (0.31%) Regular Expression
9 16 (0.28%) JDBC
10 15 (0.26%) HTML
11 14 (0.24%) CSS
11 14 (0.24%) FIX Protocol
11 14 (0.24%) SOAP
12 11 (0.19%) Ruby on Rails
13 10 (0.17%) J2EE
13 10 (0.17%) ZeroMQ
14 9 (0.16%) REST
14 9 (0.16%) Ultra Messaging
15 8 (0.14%) COM
15 8 (0.14%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1064 (18.35%) Data Centre
2 330 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
3 248 (4.28%) Management Information System
4 164 (2.83%) Driving Licence
5 155 (2.67%) Computer Science
6 137 (2.36%) Blackberry
7 136 (2.35%) Video Conferencing
8 126 (2.17%) Replication
9 96 (1.66%) IVR
10 92 (1.59%) Clustering
11 88 (1.52%) Fat Client
11 88 (1.52%) Thin Client
12 78 (1.35%) iPad
13 65 (1.12%) iPhone
14 62 (1.07%) EqualLogic
14 62 (1.07%) Private Cloud
14 62 (1.07%) Statistics
15 60 (1.03%) Virtual Team
16 56 (0.97%) Client/Server
17 49 (0.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 2440 (42.08%) Windows
2 1383 (23.85%) Windows Server
3 1058 (18.24%) Linux
4 841 (14.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 719 (12.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 544 (9.38%) Windows 7
7 292 (5.04%) Unix
8 254 (4.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 214 (3.69%) Windows 8
10 186 (3.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 182 (3.14%) Windows 10
12 117 (2.02%) Windows XP
13 115 (1.98%) Android
14 95 (1.64%) CentOS
15 73 (1.26%) Solaris
16 50 (0.86%) Windows Vista
17 48 (0.83%) Mac OS X
18 47 (0.81%) Ubuntu
19 32 (0.55%) Mac OS
20 26 (0.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1325 (22.85%) ITIL
2 460 (7.93%) Project Management
3 446 (7.69%) Network Design
4 433 (7.47%) Load Balancing
5 354 (6.10%) Disaster Recovery
6 352 (6.07%) Presales
7 329 (5.67%) Service Delivery
8 323 (5.57%) Network Monitoring
9 317 (5.47%) Network Management
10 286 (4.93%) Change Management
11 260 (4.48%) PRINCE2
12 241 (4.16%) High Availability
13 231 (3.98%) Service Management
14 205 (3.54%) Mentoring
15 204 (3.52%) Capacity Planning
16 201 (3.47%) Incident Management
17 197 (3.40%) Change Control
18 191 (3.29%) Information Security
19 183 (3.16%) Migration
20 164 (2.83%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 603 (10.40%) SQL
2 244 (4.21%) PowerShell
3 171 (2.95%) Python
4 132 (2.28%) C
5 123 (2.12%) Bash Shell
5 123 (2.12%) Perl
6 92 (1.59%) Ruby
7 91 (1.57%) Java
8 56 (0.97%) PHP
9 55 (0.95%) C#
10 47 (0.81%) C++
11 42 (0.72%) Shell Script
12 30 (0.52%) T-SQL
13 28 (0.48%) VB
14 27 (0.47%) JavaScript
15 12 (0.21%) VBScript
16 11 (0.19%) Tcl
16 11 (0.19%) VBA
17 7 (0.12%) XPath
18 4 (0.069%) Korn
Qualifications
1 2106 (36.32%) Cisco Certification
2 1401 (24.16%) CCNP
3 1226 (21.14%) CCNA
4 580 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 457 (7.88%) Degree
6 441 (7.60%) CCIE
7 399 (6.88%) Security Cleared
8 370 (6.38%) MCSE
9 317 (5.47%) SC Cleared
10 236 (4.07%) MCSA
11 205 (3.54%) CCDP
12 173 (2.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 170 (2.93%) CCSA
14 140 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
15 139 (2.40%) MCITP
16 132 (2.28%) CCSE
16 132 (2.28%) CISSP
16 132 (2.28%) DV Cleared
17 126 (2.17%) JNCIA
18 123 (2.12%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 541 (9.33%) SLA
2 227 (3.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 109 (1.88%) PCI DSS
4 42 (0.72%) QA
5 33 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 16 (0.28%) ISO 9001
7 12 (0.21%) HIPAA
8 11 (0.19%) COBIT
9 10 (0.17%) DICOM
10 8 (0.14%) RMADS
11 4 (0.069%) ISO27002
11 4 (0.069%) SAS 70
12 3 (0.052%) Data Quality
12 3 (0.052%) HL7
12 3 (0.052%) JSP 440
13 2 (0.034%) GPG13
13 2 (0.034%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 2 (0.034%) ISO22301
13 2 (0.034%) PMBOK
14 1 (0.017%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 1684 (29.04%) Active Directory
2 1214 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 547 (9.43%) Hyper-V
4 335 (5.78%) vSphere
5 287 (4.95%) XenApp
6 152 (2.62%) VMware ESXi
7 151 (2.60%) Terminal Services
8 125 (2.16%) XenDesktop
9 89 (1.53%) VMware ESX
10 70 (1.21%) Virtual Servers
11 67 (1.16%) VMware Server
12 61 (1.05%) XenServer
13 60 (1.03%) Xen
14 57 (0.98%) NFS
15 49 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
16 44 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
17 32 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 26 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
19 25 (0.43%) Docker
19 25 (0.43%) KVM
Systems Management
1 218 (3.76%) SCCM
2 142 (2.45%) SCOM
3 108 (1.86%) Cisco CUCM
4 99 (1.71%) Puppet
5 84 (1.45%) Backup Exec
6 79 (1.36%) Nagios
7 74 (1.28%) Cisco Prime
7 74 (1.28%) FortiGate
8 65 (1.12%) Cisco UCCX
9 61 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
10 58 (1.00%) Ansible
11 56 (0.97%) Cacti
12 44 (0.76%) WSUS
13 42 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
14 35 (0.60%) Nessus
15 34 (0.59%) Cisco UCCE
16 32 (0.55%) SolarWinds Orion
17 25 (0.43%) Foglight
17 25 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
18 23 (0.40%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 3208 (55.32%) Cisco
2 1791 (30.88%) VMware
3 1779 (30.68%) Microsoft
4 930 (16.04%) Juniper
5 803 (13.85%) Citrix
6 791 (13.64%) CheckPoint
7 627 (10.81%) HP
8 586 (10.11%) F5
9 318 (5.48%) SolarWinds
10 287 (4.95%) Palo Alto
11 273 (4.71%) Avaya
12 259 (4.47%) Oracle
13 249 (4.29%) Dell
14 235 (4.05%) NetApp
15 199 (3.43%) EMC
16 195 (3.36%) Fortinet
17 182 (3.14%) Red Hat
18 180 (3.10%) Riverbed
19 157 (2.71%) IBM
20 120 (2.07%) Veeam
Havant, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 28,000
Posted: 23 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum + Pension, Life Assurance
Posted: 16 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Colossus Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits 0
Posted: 17 hours ago
Chorley, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Worcestershire
Salt
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits OTE 100k
Posted: 16 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £55,000
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
H&R Talent
Salary: From £35,000 to £43,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive Salary Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £48000 - £52000 Per Annum package, plus comprehensive benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Senitor Associates
Salary: £24000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Senitor Associates
Salary: £48000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £neg+shift allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £38,000 to £43,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45,000 plus bonus and bens
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Genium Selection Limited
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
South West
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Bonus + Standby Allowance + Overtime + Holidays
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
X4 Group
Salary: £22k - 25k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Chertsey, Surrey
Connectus
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Evesham, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago