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 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK
Rank 107 103 100
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Permanent jobs citing WAN 2331 2828 3169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.77% 2.88% 3.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.48% 17.23% 16.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1857 2438 2658
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%

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
14141 16414 18857
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.80% 16.70% 18.03%
Number of salaries quoted 11489 13634 15290
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £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 16 January 2017 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 16 January 2017. 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 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 -3 2169 £43,000 -4.44% 249
London -10 697 £52,500 +1.94% 94
South East -6 546 £43,000 -4.44% 46
East of England -13 188 £42,500 - 12
Yorkshire +40 176 £35,000 -9.67% 18
North West -7 158 £40,000 - 23
South West +16 154 £35,000 -6.66% 12
West Midlands -14 150 £44,000 +7.31% 30
Hampshire +8 131 £45,000 - 12
East Midlands +16 110 £44,000 +6.02% 13
Surrey -11 108 £37,500 -16.66% 8
West Yorkshire +45 107 £37,500 - 11
Berkshire -44 107 £46,250 -3.64% 9
City of London +1 103 £50,000 -9.09% 18
Manchester -9 100 £37,500 - 12
Hertfordshire -19 86 £30,000 -33.33% 5
Scotland +36 78 £41,030 -2.30% 10
Leeds +15 65 £33,750 -20.11% 6
Basingstoke +5 58 £43,750 -12.50% 4
Kent +16 55 £43,000 -11.34% 2
Bedfordshire +13 55 £55,000 -5.98%
Birmingham -22 52 £45,000 +12.50% 13
West Sussex +32 49 £45,000 -
Bristol +27 46 £41,250 -6.25% 5
North Yorkshire +13 41 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Northamptonshire +9 39 £44,000 -7.36% 2
Reading -10 39 £43,250 -13.50% 5
Wiltshire +14 38 £32,750 -3.67% 4
Wales +6 38 £36,250 -27.50% 3
Edinburgh +34 37 £45,000 -10.00% 3

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 4313 (84.55%) LAN
2 2839 (55.66%) Cisco
3 2378 (46.62%) Firewall
4 2070 (40.58%) Windows
5 1871 (36.68%) Cisco Certification
6 1591 (31.19%) VMware
7 1491 (29.23%) Active Directory
8 1444 (28.31%) Microsoft
9 1215 (23.82%) CCNP
10 1186 (23.25%) VMware Infrastructure
11 1180 (23.13%) VPN
12 1154 (22.62%) Data Centre
13 1137 (22.29%) TCP/IP
14 1134 (22.23%) Windows Server
15 1123 (22.02%) DNS
16 1097 (21.51%) CCNA
17 1091 (21.39%) ITIL
18 921 (18.06%) MPLS
19 856 (16.78%) DHCP
20 812 (15.92%) Wireless
21 808 (15.84%) Linux
22 771 (15.11%) VoIP
23 766 (15.02%) OSPF
24 761 (14.92%) BGP
25 746 (14.62%) MS Exchange
26 738 (14.47%) Finance
27 724 (14.19%) Network Security
28 707 (13.86%) SAN
29 695 (13.62%) Juniper
30 664 (13.02%) Windows Server 2008

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
1 746 (14.62%) MS Exchange
2 284 (5.57%) IIS
3 260 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2010
4 182 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 181 (3.55%) Skype for Business
6 172 (3.37%) SharePoint
7 146 (2.86%) Apache
8 122 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2007
9 112 (2.20%) Tomcat
10 67 (1.31%) WebSphere
11 64 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
12 53 (1.04%) Oracle Coherence
13 47 (0.92%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 33 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 25 (0.49%) IBM Notes
16 23 (0.45%) OpenStack
17 22 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
18 14 (0.27%) Confluence
18 14 (0.27%) WebLogic
19 13 (0.25%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 617 (12.10%) MS Excel
2 409 (8.02%) MS Office
3 84 (1.65%) MS Visio
4 46 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (0.29%) MS Project
6 3 (0.059%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.020%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.020%) Houdini
7 1 (0.020%) Maya
7 1 (0.020%) NUKE
7 1 (0.020%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 27 (0.53%) RMDS
2 20 (0.39%) assyst
3 14 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (0.14%) Infor CRM
6 5 (0.098%) OpenText MBPM
6 5 (0.098%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.098%) Visualfiles
7 3 (0.059%) Line 500
7 3 (0.059%) Oracle CRM
7 3 (0.059%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.059%) Sage 1000
8 2 (0.039%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.039%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.020%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.020%) SAP hybris
9 1 (0.020%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 369 (7.23%) Office 365
2 253 (4.96%) Amazon AWS
3 247 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
4 73 (1.43%) SaaS
5 72 (1.41%) IaaS
6 51 (1.00%) PaaS
7 41 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
8 29 (0.57%) Mimecast
9 19 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
9 19 (0.37%) IBM Cloud
10 17 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
11 12 (0.24%) Amazon S3
11 12 (0.24%) Slack
12 10 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
13 9 (0.18%) G Suite
14 5 (0.098%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 5 (0.098%) Yammer
15 4 (0.078%) Basecamp
15 4 (0.078%) OneDrive
16 3 (0.059%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4313 (84.55%) LAN
2 2378 (46.62%) Firewall
3 1180 (23.13%) VPN
4 1137 (22.29%) TCP/IP
5 1123 (22.02%) DNS
6 921 (18.06%) MPLS
7 856 (16.78%) DHCP
8 812 (15.92%) Wireless
9 771 (15.11%) VoIP
10 766 (15.02%) OSPF
11 761 (14.92%) BGP
12 724 (14.19%) Network Security
13 707 (13.86%) SAN
14 625 (12.25%) VLAN
15 520 (10.19%) Cisco ASA
16 420 (8.23%) Cisco Nexus
17 408 (8.00%) Internet
18 407 (7.98%) WLAN
19 378 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
20 346 (6.78%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 507 (9.94%) SQL Server
2 85 (1.67%) MySQL
3 69 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 48 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 40 (0.78%) Hadoop
6 33 (0.65%) HBase
7 32 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
8 27 (0.53%) Relational Database
9 24 (0.47%) DB2
10 21 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
10 21 (0.41%) OLAP
10 21 (0.41%) OLTP
11 20 (0.39%) Oracle OLAP
12 15 (0.29%) Oracle Database
13 14 (0.27%) SQL Server 2014
14 12 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 11 (0.22%) Informix
16 10 (0.20%) NoSQL
16 10 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
16 10 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 42 (0.82%) Git (software)
2 25 (0.49%) JIRA
3 13 (0.25%) Subversion
4 11 (0.22%) Jenkins
5 10 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
5 10 (0.20%) Visual Studio
6 8 (0.16%) LoadRunner
7 6 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 5 (0.098%) Bugzilla
8 5 (0.098%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (0.078%) JMeter
9 4 (0.078%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.059%) Maven
11 2 (0.039%) Rational DOORS
12 1 (0.020%) FogBugz
12 1 (0.020%) git-flow
12 1 (0.020%) Grunt
12 1 (0.020%) gulp
12 1 (0.020%) webpack
General
1 738 (14.47%) Finance
2 659 (12.92%) Telecoms
3 247 (4.84%) Retail
4 125 (2.45%) Banking
5 102 (2.00%) Legal
6 81 (1.59%) Manufacturing
7 59 (1.16%) Marketing
8 45 (0.88%) Back Office
9 42 (0.82%) Law
10 38 (0.74%) Publishing
11 36 (0.71%) Investment Banking
12 30 (0.59%) Electronics
12 30 (0.59%) Games
13 29 (0.57%) Financial Institution
14 26 (0.51%) Advertising
15 24 (0.47%) French Language
16 19 (0.37%) Spanish Language
17 15 (0.29%) German Language
18 11 (0.22%) Billing
18 11 (0.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 1449 (28.41%) Network Engineer
2 624 (12.23%) Analyst
3 598 (11.72%) Support Engineer
4 479 (9.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 405 (7.94%) Cisco Engineer
6 402 (7.88%) Senior Network Engineer
7 378 (7.41%) Architect
8 369 (7.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 330 (6.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 293 (5.74%) IT Support
11 269 (5.27%) Support Analyst
12 248 (4.86%) Administrator
13 239 (4.69%) IT Engineer
14 199 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support
15 198 (3.88%) Network Analyst
16 196 (3.84%) 3rd Line Support
17 187 (3.67%) Consultant
18 182 (3.57%) Network Support
19 174 (3.41%) Infrastructure Support
20 162 (3.18%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (2.51%) Web Services
2 120 (2.35%) 802.1X
3 86 (1.69%) Middleware
4 59 (1.16%) .NET
5 54 (1.06%) HTML
6 37 (0.73%) XML
7 30 (0.59%) XSLT
8 27 (0.53%) Rendezvous
8 27 (0.53%) Ultra Messaging
9 22 (0.43%) LAMP
10 15 (0.29%) Flash
11 12 (0.24%) REST
12 11 (0.22%) SAX
13 10 (0.20%) Unreal Engine
14 9 (0.18%) EDI
14 9 (0.18%) Regular Expression
15 8 (0.16%) ASP.NET
15 8 (0.16%) SOAP
16 7 (0.14%) CSS
16 7 (0.14%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1154 (22.62%) Data Centre
2 323 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
3 226 (4.43%) Driving Licence
4 172 (3.37%) Management Information System
5 161 (3.16%) Computer Science
6 116 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
7 65 (1.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 64 (1.25%) Clustering
9 62 (1.22%) NHS
10 55 (1.08%) PKI
11 53 (1.04%) Blackberry
12 52 (1.02%) Public Cloud
13 49 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
14 45 (0.88%) Replication
15 42 (0.82%) Client/Server
16 41 (0.80%) Virtual Team
17 39 (0.76%) BYOD
18 37 (0.73%) Fat Client
18 37 (0.73%) iPad
18 37 (0.73%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2070 (40.58%) Windows
2 1134 (22.23%) Windows Server
3 808 (15.84%) Linux
4 664 (13.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 577 (11.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 425 (8.33%) Windows 7
7 270 (5.29%) Unix
8 219 (4.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 211 (4.14%) Windows 8
10 180 (3.53%) Windows 10
11 112 (2.20%) Solaris
12 107 (2.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 99 (1.94%) CentOS
14 55 (1.08%) Mac OS X
14 55 (1.08%) Windows XP
15 51 (1.00%) Ubuntu
16 48 (0.94%) Android
17 29 (0.57%) Apple iOS
18 26 (0.51%) Windows Vista
19 19 (0.37%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1091 (21.39%) ITIL
2 426 (8.35%) Disaster Recovery
3 413 (8.10%) Network Design
4 383 (7.51%) Project Management
5 314 (6.16%) Load Balancing
5 314 (6.16%) Network Management
6 279 (5.47%) Presales
7 267 (5.23%) Change Management
8 265 (5.20%) Service Delivery
9 261 (5.12%) Service Management
10 251 (4.92%) Mentoring
11 248 (4.86%) High Availability
11 248 (4.86%) PRINCE2
12 235 (4.61%) Network Monitoring
13 232 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
14 213 (4.18%) Migration
15 204 (4.00%) Business Continuity
16 198 (3.88%) Problem Management
17 183 (3.59%) Continuous Improvement
18 164 (3.22%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 399 (7.82%) SQL
2 207 (4.06%) PowerShell
3 120 (2.35%) Python
4 106 (2.08%) Bash Shell
5 83 (1.63%) Java
6 82 (1.61%) C
7 77 (1.51%) Perl
8 41 (0.80%) JavaScript
9 36 (0.71%) VB
10 28 (0.55%) C#
11 25 (0.49%) PHP
12 23 (0.45%) Shell Script
12 23 (0.45%) VBScript
13 21 (0.41%) Lua
14 17 (0.33%) Ruby
15 15 (0.29%) T-SQL
16 14 (0.27%) C++
17 9 (0.18%) Lisp
18 5 (0.098%) VBA
19 2 (0.039%) Korn
Qualifications
1 1871 (36.68%) Cisco Certification
2 1215 (23.82%) CCNP
3 1097 (21.51%) CCNA
4 564 (11.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 479 (9.39%) Degree
6 373 (7.31%) MCSE
7 337 (6.61%) CCIE
8 261 (5.12%) Security Cleared
9 229 (4.49%) MCSA
10 179 (3.51%) SC Cleared
11 144 (2.82%) MCP
12 143 (2.80%) ITIL Certification
13 133 (2.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 131 (2.57%) CCDP
15 119 (2.33%) MCITP
16 94 (1.84%) DV Cleared
17 79 (1.55%) CCSA
18 70 (1.37%) CISSP
19 67 (1.31%) CCSE
20 56 (1.10%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 377 (7.39%) SLA
2 137 (2.69%) PCI DSS
3 84 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 36 (0.71%) QA
5 22 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (0.22%) JSP 440
7 8 (0.16%) COBIT
7 8 (0.16%) PMBOK
8 4 (0.078%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.059%) BS7799
9 3 (0.059%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.039%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.039%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.020%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.020%) GPG13
11 1 (0.020%) ISO27002
11 1 (0.020%) SDET
11 1 (0.020%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 1491 (29.23%) Active Directory
2 1186 (23.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 567 (11.12%) Hyper-V
4 207 (4.06%) vSphere
5 152 (2.98%) VMware ESX
6 150 (2.94%) XenApp
7 115 (2.25%) Virtual Servers
8 87 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
9 85 (1.67%) Xen
10 77 (1.51%) KVM
11 75 (1.47%) XenDesktop
12 72 (1.41%) NFS
13 65 (1.27%) Terminal Services
14 55 (1.08%) SRDF
15 54 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
16 48 (0.94%) XenServer
17 36 (0.71%) Firmware
18 35 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 33 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
20 32 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 211 (4.14%) SCCM
2 123 (2.41%) Cisco CUCM
3 119 (2.33%) Cisco Prime
3 119 (2.33%) Puppet
4 111 (2.18%) SCOM
5 84 (1.65%) Nagios
6 70 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
7 61 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
8 60 (1.18%) WSUS
9 56 (1.10%) FortiGate
10 51 (1.00%) Cisco UCCX
11 50 (0.98%) Backup Exec
12 35 (0.69%) Ansible
13 32 (0.63%) Tivoli
14 24 (0.47%) Juniper STRM
14 24 (0.47%) SolarWinds Orion
15 21 (0.41%) Nessus
15 21 (0.41%) vMotion
16 20 (0.39%) ZABBIX
17 19 (0.37%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 2839 (55.66%) Cisco
2 1591 (31.19%) VMware
3 1444 (28.31%) Microsoft
4 695 (13.62%) Juniper
5 610 (11.96%) CheckPoint
6 538 (10.55%) Citrix
7 471 (9.23%) HP
8 429 (8.41%) F5
9 359 (7.04%) Palo Alto
10 260 (5.10%) NetApp
11 245 (4.80%) SolarWinds
12 242 (4.74%) Avaya
13 212 (4.16%) Oracle
14 194 (3.80%) Fortinet
15 193 (3.78%) Riverbed
16 165 (3.23%) EMC
17 155 (3.04%) Mitel
18 143 (2.80%) Dell
19 130 (2.55%) Brocade
20 106 (2.08%) Red Hat
Leicestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: DOE
Posted: 3 hours ago
Kings Langley, Hertfordshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £40000 - £43000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 10 hours ago
Buckley, Clwyd
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Renfrewshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £36000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Westerham, Kent
Searchability
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Central London / West End
Robert Half
Salary: £45000 - £49000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: £28k - 32k per year
Posted: 8 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £250000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + competitive bonus and benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Stott & May
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefts
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FPSG Connect
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Full package
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Central London / West End
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £35-40,000 + Good Bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Comtecs
Salary: £45000 - £50000 Per Annum +Bonus +Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 5 hours ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
IT Lab
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum dependent on experience
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago