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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 89 125 115
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -10
Permanent jobs citing WAN 3293 2854 2717
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.12% 2.41% 2.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.62% 14.17% 12.93%
Number of salaries quoted 2737 2437 2286
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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
18687 20148 21020
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.69% 17.04% 19.23%
Number of salaries quoted 15023 16104 17009
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +35 3095 £45,000 +5.88% 351
London +10 1004 £50,000 - 85
South East +46 907 £43,000 +1.17% 106
Surrey +67 294 £40,000 -11.11% 38
East of England +18 257 £40,000 +12.67% 38
Yorkshire +30 235 £42,000 +9.09% 26
City of London +14 234 £52,500 -4.54% 27
Hampshire +45 202 £40,000 -5.88% 20
South West +29 184 £40,000 +6.66% 23
Berkshire +35 173 £44,500 -1.11% 13
West Midlands -1 171 £34,000 -2.85% 28
East Midlands +44 170 £45,000 +5.88% 20
West Yorkshire +32 161 £46,500 +16.25% 16
North West -2 151 £41,000 +26.15% 21
Leeds +28 137 £50,000 +17.64% 12
Hertfordshire +13 120 £36,000 -4.00% 11
Reading +10 100 £40,000 -11.11% 7
Manchester +15 94 £44,000 +49.15% 12
Cambridgeshire +55 74 £41,250 +16.19% 15
West Sussex +23 73 £42,500 +41.66% 7
Birmingham -7 73 £42,500 +21.42% 9
Northamptonshire +11 68 £47,500 +5.55% 7
Buckinghamshire +20 66 £47,500 +18.75% 14
Nottinghamshire +55 65 £47,500 +35.71% 5
Scotland +27 63 £46,250 +25.35% 13
Nottingham +52 60 £47,500 +35.71% 5
Wiltshire +2 53 £42,000 -1.17% 8
Northampton +8 52 £47,500 +5.55% 4
Oxfordshire +30 50 £50,000 +53.84% 5
Southampton +22 50 £40,000 - 7

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 5603 (84.48%) LAN
2 3623 (54.63%) Cisco
3 3102 (46.77%) Windows
4 2928 (44.15%) Firewall
5 2246 (33.87%) Cisco Certification
6 2180 (32.87%) Microsoft
7 2041 (30.78%) VMware
8 1846 (27.83%) Active Directory
9 1514 (22.83%) VPN
10 1455 (21.94%) ITIL
10 1455 (21.94%) TCP/IP
11 1430 (21.56%) VMware Infrastructure
12 1363 (20.55%) CCNA
13 1346 (20.30%) MS Exchange
14 1315 (19.83%) Data Centre
15 1213 (18.29%) CCNP
16 1153 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
17 1152 (17.37%) Citrix
18 1125 (16.96%) SAN
19 1118 (16.86%) MPLS
20 1092 (16.47%) MS Excel
21 1084 (16.34%) DNS
22 1059 (15.97%) Linux
23 1028 (15.50%) VoIP
24 1004 (15.14%) Finance
25 936 (14.11%) Wireless
26 935 (14.10%) CheckPoint
27 923 (13.92%) SQL
28 901 (13.59%) Network Security
29 871 (13.13%) Windows Server 2012

WAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 1346 (20.30%) MS Exchange
2 685 (10.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 445 (6.71%) IIS
4 423 (6.38%) Lync
5 343 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 313 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2007
7 303 (4.57%) Apache
8 275 (4.15%) SharePoint
9 197 (2.97%) Tomcat
10 196 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2003
11 181 (2.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 105 (1.58%) WebSphere
13 102 (1.54%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 100 (1.51%) Oracle Coherence
15 74 (1.12%) OpenStack
16 50 (0.75%) nginx
17 37 (0.56%) CMS
18 34 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
19 24 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
20 23 (0.35%) Confluence
Applications
1 1092 (16.47%) MS Excel
2 759 (11.44%) MS Office
3 167 (2.52%) MS Visio
4 87 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 45 (0.68%) MS Project
6 6 (0.090%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.075%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.045%) FrameMaker
8 3 (0.045%) PaintShop Pro
8 3 (0.045%) RoboHelp
8 3 (0.045%) ProjectWise
9 2 (0.030%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.030%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.015%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 76 (1.15%) RMDS
2 36 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 23 (0.35%) Endur
4 18 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 17 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
6 14 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
7 12 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
8 7 (0.11%) Summit
9 5 (0.075%) Oracle Financials
9 5 (0.075%) MIS ActiveH
9 5 (0.075%) Sage 50
10 4 (0.060%) Dynamics AX
11 3 (0.045%) Oracle ERP
11 3 (0.045%) Primavera
11 3 (0.045%) Tridion
11 3 (0.045%) Line 500
11 3 (0.045%) SAP ERP
11 3 (0.045%) SAP CCM
12 2 (0.030%) Cognos TM1
12 2 (0.030%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 227 (3.42%) Office 365
2 123 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
3 115 (1.73%) IaaS
4 107 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
5 104 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
6 75 (1.13%) SaaS
7 52 (0.78%) PaaS
8 43 (0.65%) Google Apps
9 17 (0.26%) Mimecast
10 6 (0.090%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.060%) Yammer
12 3 (0.045%) Symantec.cloud
13 2 (0.030%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.030%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.015%) Nimbula
Communications & Networking
1 5603 (84.48%) LAN
2 2928 (44.15%) Firewall
3 1514 (22.83%) VPN
4 1455 (21.94%) TCP/IP
5 1125 (16.96%) SAN
6 1118 (16.86%) MPLS
7 1084 (16.34%) DNS
8 1028 (15.50%) VoIP
9 936 (14.11%) Wireless
10 901 (13.59%) Network Security
11 805 (12.14%) BGP
12 777 (11.72%) DHCP
13 770 (11.61%) Cisco ASA
14 675 (10.18%) OSPF
15 637 (9.60%) VLAN
16 541 (8.16%) Internet
17 495 (7.46%) EIGRP
18 466 (7.03%) Cisco Nexus
19 366 (5.52%) Wi-Fi
20 330 (4.98%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 752 (11.34%) SQL Server
2 155 (2.34%) MySQL
3 115 (1.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 85 (1.28%) DB2
5 79 (1.19%) Hadoop
6 75 (1.13%) HBase
6 75 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
7 57 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
8 55 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
9 51 (0.77%) Relational Database
10 33 (0.50%) MongoDB
11 32 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
12 25 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 23 (0.35%) RDBMS
13 23 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 21 (0.32%) Oracle Database
15 20 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
16 19 (0.29%) OLTP
17 18 (0.27%) Data Mining
18 17 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 60 (0.90%) Jenkins
2 58 (0.87%) Hudson
3 46 (0.69%) Git (software)
4 38 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 29 (0.44%) JIRA
6 25 (0.38%) Subversion
7 16 (0.24%) Visual Studio
8 9 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (0.12%) Rational Performance Tester
10 5 (0.075%) LoadRunner
10 5 (0.075%) Metasploit
11 4 (0.060%) Bugzilla
12 3 (0.045%) MSI
13 2 (0.030%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 2 (0.030%) FogBugz
13 2 (0.030%) Trac
13 2 (0.030%) Ant
13 2 (0.030%) InstallShield
14 1 (0.015%) Eclipse
14 1 (0.015%) JUnit
General
1 1004 (15.14%) Finance
2 643 (9.70%) Telecoms
3 186 (2.80%) Banking
4 173 (2.61%) Retail
5 152 (2.29%) Legal
6 140 (2.11%) Law
7 130 (1.96%) Marketing
8 114 (1.72%) Manufacturing
9 112 (1.69%) Advertising
10 84 (1.27%) Back Office
11 57 (0.86%) Electronics
12 51 (0.77%) Financial Institution
13 35 (0.53%) Local Government
14 31 (0.47%) Front Office
15 27 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
15 27 (0.41%) Publishing
16 24 (0.36%) Investment Banking
17 23 (0.35%) French Language
18 22 (0.33%) Games
19 17 (0.26%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1451 (21.88%) Network Engineer
2 854 (12.88%) Analyst
3 670 (10.10%) Support Engineer
4 616 (9.29%) Architect
5 470 (7.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 421 (6.35%) Consultant
7 418 (6.30%) Senior Network Engineer
8 330 (4.98%) Support Analyst
9 317 (4.78%) 2nd Line Support
10 287 (4.33%) Project Manager
11 239 (3.60%) IT Support
12 233 (3.51%) Technical Support
13 231 (3.48%) Infrastructure Architect
14 216 (3.26%) Administrator
15 190 (2.86%) Security Engineer
16 185 (2.79%) Network Architect
17 182 (2.74%) Solutions Architect
18 180 (2.71%) Infrastructure Manager
19 173 (2.61%) 3rd Line Support
20 172 (2.59%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (2.41%) Middleware
2 135 (2.04%) HTML
3 116 (1.75%) XML
4 110 (1.66%) Web Services
5 105 (1.58%) .NET
6 80 (1.21%) XSLT
7 75 (1.13%) Rendezvous
7 75 (1.13%) Ultra Messaging
8 58 (0.87%) CSS
9 42 (0.63%) LAMP
10 37 (0.56%) XMPP
10 37 (0.56%) FIX Protocol
11 27 (0.41%) Ajax
12 26 (0.39%) ASP.NET
13 23 (0.35%) RabbitMQ
14 18 (0.27%) jQuery
15 17 (0.26%) ISPF
16 15 (0.23%) SOAP
16 15 (0.23%) COM
17 14 (0.21%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1315 (19.83%) Data Centre
2 366 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
3 282 (4.25%) Blackberry
4 251 (3.78%) Management Information System
5 233 (3.51%) Video Conferencing
6 185 (2.79%) Clustering
7 138 (2.08%) Computer Science
8 89 (1.34%) Hedge funds
9 87 (1.31%) Thin Client
9 87 (1.31%) Fat Client
10 84 (1.27%) Replication
11 76 (1.15%) iPhone
12 73 (1.10%) Client/Server
13 69 (1.04%) Mainframe
14 67 (1.01%) Statistics
15 59 (0.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 58 (0.87%) BYOD
17 54 (0.81%) PKI
18 48 (0.72%) Public Cloud
19 46 (0.69%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 3102 (46.77%) Windows
2 1153 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 1059 (15.97%) Linux
4 871 (13.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 742 (11.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 615 (9.27%) Windows 7
7 345 (5.20%) UNIX
8 333 (5.02%) Windows XP
9 302 (4.55%) Windows 8
10 192 (2.90%) Solaris
11 123 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 114 (1.72%) CentOS
13 87 (1.31%) Windows Vista
14 69 (1.04%) Apple iOS
15 65 (0.98%) Mac OS X
16 62 (0.93%) Ubuntu
16 62 (0.93%) Android
17 57 (0.86%) Debian
18 27 (0.41%) AIX
19 24 (0.36%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1455 (21.94%) ITIL
2 621 (9.36%) Project Management
3 501 (7.55%) Load Balancing
4 483 (7.28%) Disaster Recovery
5 441 (6.65%) Service Delivery
5 441 (6.65%) Network Design
6 354 (5.34%) Change Management
7 316 (4.76%) PRINCE2
8 287 (4.33%) Migration
9 278 (4.19%) Incident Management
10 273 (4.12%) Service Management
10 273 (4.12%) Agile Software Development
11 254 (3.83%) Network Management
12 246 (3.71%) Network Monitoring
13 215 (3.24%) Mentoring
14 209 (3.15%) Performance Tuning
15 205 (3.09%) Network Architecture
16 202 (3.05%) Kalman Filter
17 201 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
17 201 (3.03%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 923 (13.92%) SQL
2 223 (3.36%) Java
3 200 (3.02%) PowerShell
4 178 (2.68%) Perl
5 143 (2.16%) Bash Shell
6 125 (1.88%) Python
7 121 (1.82%) JavaScript
8 115 (1.73%) C
9 71 (1.07%) Ruby
10 58 (0.87%) PHP
11 45 (0.68%) T-SQL
12 44 (0.66%) VBScript
13 31 (0.47%) C#
14 29 (0.44%) C++
14 29 (0.44%) VBA
15 28 (0.42%) VB
16 25 (0.38%) Shell Script
17 14 (0.21%) R
17 14 (0.21%) PL/SQL
18 13 (0.20%) Korn
Qualifications
1 2246 (33.87%) Cisco Certification
2 1363 (20.55%) CCNA
3 1213 (18.29%) CCNP
4 705 (10.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 523 (7.89%) Degree
6 442 (6.66%) Security Cleared
7 439 (6.62%) MCSE
8 394 (5.94%) CCIE
9 348 (5.25%) SC Cleared
10 210 (3.17%) MCP
11 199 (3.00%) CCDP
12 190 (2.86%) MCITP
13 188 (2.83%) ITIL Certification
14 186 (2.80%) MCSA
15 169 (2.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 160 (2.41%) CISSP
17 151 (2.28%) CCSA
18 117 (1.76%) MCTS
19 101 (1.52%) CCSE
20 100 (1.51%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 623 (9.39%) SLA
2 175 (2.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 139 (2.10%) PCI DSS
4 82 (1.24%) ISO 9001
5 36 (0.54%) QA
5 36 (0.54%) COBIT
6 24 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.11%) TickIT
8 5 (0.075%) PMBOK
9 4 (0.060%) HL7
9 4 (0.060%) DICOM
10 2 (0.030%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.030%) BS7799
11 1 (0.015%) BS15000
11 1 (0.015%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 1 (0.015%) JTAG
System Software
1 1846 (27.83%) Active Directory
2 1430 (21.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 674 (10.16%) Hyper-V
4 356 (5.37%) XenApp
5 303 (4.57%) vSphere
6 163 (2.46%) XenServer
7 155 (2.34%) VMware ESX
8 144 (2.17%) NFS
9 135 (2.04%) SRDF
10 133 (2.01%) XenDesktop
11 129 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
12 102 (1.54%) Terminal Services
13 90 (1.36%) Oracle RAC
14 73 (1.10%) Terminal Server
15 69 (1.04%) Xen
16 48 (0.72%) KVM
17 46 (0.69%) ISA Server
18 42 (0.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 36 (0.54%) VMware Server
20 32 (0.48%) Samba
Systems Management
1 304 (4.58%) SCCM
2 144 (2.17%) SCOM
3 140 (2.11%) WSUS
4 117 (1.76%) Nagios
5 105 (1.58%) Cisco Prime
6 99 (1.49%) Backup Exec
7 86 (1.30%) Cisco CUCM
8 73 (1.10%) Puppet
9 61 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
10 58 (0.87%) CiscoWorks
11 50 (0.75%) Cisco UCCX
12 47 (0.71%) Salt
13 41 (0.62%) FortiGate
14 40 (0.60%) Ansible
15 37 (0.56%) Icinga
16 36 (0.54%) OpenView
16 36 (0.54%) Cisco LMS
16 36 (0.54%) ZABBIX
17 34 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
17 34 (0.51%) SELinux
Vendors
1 3623 (54.63%) Cisco
2 2180 (32.87%) Microsoft
3 2041 (30.78%) VMware
4 1152 (17.37%) Citrix
5 935 (14.10%) CheckPoint
6 869 (13.10%) Juniper
7 836 (12.61%) HP
8 609 (9.18%) F5
9 418 (6.30%) NetApp
10 378 (5.70%) Oracle
11 321 (4.84%) Avaya
12 301 (4.54%) SolarWinds
13 284 (4.28%) EMC
14 257 (3.88%) IBM
15 239 (3.60%) Dell
16 203 (3.06%) Riverbed
17 192 (2.90%) Red Hat
18 176 (2.65%) Fortinet
19 152 (2.29%) Apple
19 152 (2.29%) Intel
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