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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 83 109 104
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -5
Permanent jobs citing WAN 3421 2916 2975
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 3.16% 2.58% 2.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.43% 15.31% 13.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2842 2443 2450
Average salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,250
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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
19628 19046 21730
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.14% 16.87% 20.10%
Number of salaries quoted 15641 15088 17509
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 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £64,300 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +32 3260 £44,000 +10.00% 353
London +35 1247 £50,000 +4.16% 101
South East +27 817 £45,000 +12.50% 96
City of London +43 373 £52,500 - 33
East of England +4 252 £41,250 +10.00% 31
Surrey +58 237 £40,000 -11.11% 21
Yorkshire +7 221 £42,500 +15.64% 33
North West 0 193 £37,500 - 21
South West +26 182 £35,000 - 22
West Midlands +1 169 £32,750 -6.42% 19
East Midlands +47 167 £37,500 - 28
Hampshire +1 167 £45,000 +12.50% 23
Berkshire +15 165 £47,500 +11.76% 19
West Yorkshire +9 162 £45,000 +25.00% 19
Leeds +14 128 £49,000 +22.50% 12
Manchester -1 122 £32,500 -5.79% 18
Hertfordshire +6 113 £35,000 -5.40% 11
Reading +11 81 £45,000 -4.25% 9
Northamptonshire +14 78 £37,500 +22.95% 12
Cambridgeshire +30 67 £43,900 +8.39% 9
Buckinghamshire +2 61 £47,500 +18.75% 11
Northampton +15 60 £40,000 +60.00% 10
Nottinghamshire +48 56 £50,000 +44.92% 9
Oxfordshire +45 55 £42,500 +31.78% 5
Nottingham +44 55 £50,000 +44.92% 7
Scotland +17 53 £37,500 +25.00% 11
Birmingham -11 52 £42,500 +25.92% 4
Southampton -2 51 £43,125 +7.81% 6
Cambridge +26 49 £43,900 -3.51% 7
West Sussex -12 49 £42,500 +13.33% 4

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 5559 (83.22%) LAN
2 3570 (53.44%) Cisco
3 3215 (48.13%) Windows
4 2954 (44.22%) Firewall
5 2281 (34.15%) Cisco Certification
6 2260 (33.83%) Microsoft
7 2111 (31.60%) VMware
8 1921 (28.76%) Active Directory
9 1656 (24.79%) VPN
10 1466 (21.95%) VMware Infrastructure
11 1464 (21.92%) TCP/IP
12 1390 (20.81%) ITIL
13 1372 (20.54%) CCNA
14 1371 (20.52%) MS Exchange
15 1354 (20.27%) CCNP
16 1225 (18.34%) SAN
17 1224 (18.32%) Windows Server 2008
18 1219 (18.25%) Citrix
19 1208 (18.08%) MPLS
20 1156 (17.31%) MS Excel
21 1147 (17.17%) DNS
22 1026 (15.36%) Linux
23 1011 (15.13%) Finance
24 979 (14.66%) Wireless
25 964 (14.43%) VoIP
26 962 (14.40%) CheckPoint
27 925 (13.85%) Network Security
28 910 (13.62%) Juniper
29 897 (13.43%) SQL
30 873 (13.07%) BGP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 1371 (20.52%) MS Exchange
2 689 (10.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 388 (5.81%) IIS
4 380 (5.69%) Lync
5 340 (5.09%) SharePoint
6 336 (5.03%) Exchange Server 2013
7 324 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2007
8 226 (3.38%) Apache
9 206 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2003
10 182 (2.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 162 (2.43%) Tomcat
12 66 (0.99%) WebSphere
13 64 (0.96%) Oracle Coherence
14 63 (0.94%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 50 (0.75%) CMS
16 46 (0.69%) OpenStack
17 41 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
18 34 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
19 29 (0.43%) nginx
20 26 (0.39%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1156 (17.31%) MS Excel
2 794 (11.89%) MS Office
3 144 (2.16%) MS Visio
4 82 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 51 (0.76%) MS Project
6 13 (0.19%) FrameMaker
6 13 (0.19%) PaintShop Pro
6 13 (0.19%) RoboHelp
7 6 (0.090%) AutoCAD
8 5 (0.075%) PowerPivot
9 3 (0.045%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.030%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.015%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 56 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 48 (0.72%) RMDS
3 19 (0.28%) Endur
4 17 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 13 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
6 9 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
7 8 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
7 8 (0.12%) ION MarketView
7 8 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
8 7 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
8 7 (0.10%) SalesLogix
9 4 (0.060%) GoldMine
9 4 (0.060%) Sage 50
9 4 (0.060%) Summit
10 3 (0.045%) Front Arena
10 3 (0.045%) Oracle CRM
10 3 (0.045%) Oracle Financials
10 3 (0.045%) Eikon
10 3 (0.045%) SAP CCM
10 3 (0.045%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 234 (3.50%) Office 365
2 109 (1.63%) IaaS
3 93 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 90 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
5 76 (1.14%) SaaS
6 43 (0.64%) PaaS
7 39 (0.58%) Google Apps
8 34 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
9 9 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.060%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.045%) Yammer
12 2 (0.030%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 5559 (83.22%) LAN
2 2954 (44.22%) Firewall
3 1656 (24.79%) VPN
4 1464 (21.92%) TCP/IP
5 1225 (18.34%) SAN
6 1208 (18.08%) MPLS
7 1147 (17.17%) DNS
8 979 (14.66%) Wireless
9 964 (14.43%) VoIP
10 925 (13.85%) Network Security
11 873 (13.07%) BGP
12 841 (12.59%) DHCP
13 770 (11.53%) Cisco ASA
14 725 (10.85%) OSPF
15 652 (9.76%) VLAN
16 586 (8.77%) Internet
17 482 (7.22%) EIGRP
18 457 (6.84%) Cisco Nexus
19 421 (6.30%) Wi-Fi
20 332 (4.97%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 734 (10.99%) SQL Server
2 159 (2.38%) MySQL
3 146 (2.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 117 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
5 89 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 61 (0.91%) DB2
7 53 (0.79%) Hadoop
8 49 (0.73%) Relational Database
9 48 (0.72%) HBase
10 38 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
11 35 (0.52%) MongoDB
12 30 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
13 29 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 29 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 25 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
15 23 (0.34%) Oracle Database
16 22 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
17 20 (0.30%) RDBMS
18 18 (0.27%) Data Mining
19 11 (0.16%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 43 (0.64%) Jenkins
2 41 (0.61%) Hudson
3 37 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 30 (0.45%) JIRA
5 28 (0.42%) Git (software)
6 25 (0.37%) Subversion
7 22 (0.33%) Visual Studio
8 19 (0.28%) LoadRunner
9 14 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (0.15%) Rational Performance Tester
11 9 (0.13%) Selenium
12 7 (0.10%) Bugzilla
13 5 (0.075%) MSI
13 5 (0.075%) FogBugz
14 4 (0.060%) Metasploit
14 4 (0.060%) MSTest
14 4 (0.060%) Ant
14 4 (0.060%) WinRunner
14 4 (0.060%) TestDirector
14 4 (0.060%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1011 (15.13%) Finance
2 637 (9.54%) Telecoms
3 209 (3.13%) Banking
4 165 (2.47%) Law
5 162 (2.43%) Retail
6 138 (2.07%) Legal
7 106 (1.59%) Advertising
8 101 (1.51%) Manufacturing
8 101 (1.51%) Back Office
9 99 (1.48%) Marketing
10 61 (0.91%) Financial Institution
11 51 (0.76%) Electronics
12 50 (0.75%) Investment Banking
13 32 (0.48%) Publishing
14 29 (0.43%) Local Government
14 29 (0.43%) French Language
15 25 (0.37%) Games
16 23 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
17 19 (0.28%) Spanish Language
18 17 (0.25%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1565 (23.43%) Network Engineer
2 920 (13.77%) Analyst
3 734 (10.99%) Support Engineer
4 538 (8.05%) Architect
5 462 (6.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 447 (6.69%) Senior Network Engineer
7 432 (6.47%) Consultant
8 360 (5.39%) Support Analyst
9 284 (4.25%) 2nd Line Support
10 260 (3.89%) IT Support
11 257 (3.85%) Project Manager
12 242 (3.62%) Technical Support
13 230 (3.44%) Administrator
14 219 (3.28%) 3rd Line Support
15 214 (3.20%) Infrastructure Architect
16 188 (2.81%) Security Engineer
17 176 (2.63%) Infrastructure Analyst
18 175 (2.62%) Technical Engineer
19 173 (2.59%) Solutions Architect
20 171 (2.56%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (1.89%) .NET
2 120 (1.80%) Middleware
3 114 (1.71%) HTML
4 86 (1.29%) XML
5 83 (1.24%) CSS
6 76 (1.14%) Web Services
7 51 (0.76%) XSLT
8 47 (0.70%) Rendezvous
9 45 (0.67%) ASP.NET
10 34 (0.51%) FIX Protocol
11 33 (0.49%) Ajax
12 28 (0.42%) LAMP
13 23 (0.34%) XMPP
14 20 (0.30%) jQuery
14 20 (0.30%) RabbitMQ
15 14 (0.21%) .NET Framework
16 13 (0.19%) JSON
16 13 (0.19%) ISPF
16 13 (0.19%) SOAP
16 13 (0.19%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 379 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
2 311 (4.66%) Blackberry
3 211 (3.16%) Management Information System
4 188 (2.81%) Video Conferencing
5 178 (2.66%) Clustering
6 142 (2.13%) Computer Science
7 110 (1.65%) Open Source
8 106 (1.59%) Hedge funds
9 99 (1.48%) Replication
10 81 (1.21%) Thin Client
10 81 (1.21%) Fat Client
11 66 (0.99%) iPhone
12 58 (0.87%) Client/Server
13 55 (0.82%) PKI
14 47 (0.70%) Public Cloud
15 44 (0.66%) Statistics
16 43 (0.64%) Mainframe
17 38 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
18 37 (0.55%) CMDB
19 35 (0.52%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 3215 (48.13%) Windows
2 1224 (18.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 1026 (15.36%) Linux
4 843 (12.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 765 (11.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 672 (10.06%) Windows 7
7 360 (5.39%) UNIX
8 354 (5.30%) Windows 8
9 342 (5.12%) Windows XP
10 180 (2.69%) Solaris
11 118 (1.77%) CentOS
12 102 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 99 (1.48%) Windows Vista
14 90 (1.35%) Apple iOS
15 88 (1.32%) Android
16 57 (0.85%) Ubuntu
17 50 (0.75%) Mac OS X
18 49 (0.73%) Debian
19 39 (0.58%) Mac OS
20 31 (0.46%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1390 (20.81%) ITIL
2 582 (8.71%) Project Management
3 552 (8.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 499 (7.47%) Load Balancing
5 408 (6.11%) Network Design
6 400 (5.99%) Service Delivery
7 338 (5.06%) Change Management
8 325 (4.87%) PRINCE2
9 308 (4.61%) Migration
10 270 (4.04%) Network Monitoring
11 263 (3.94%) Incident Management
12 254 (3.80%) Kalman Filter
13 245 (3.67%) Network Management
14 227 (3.40%) Agile Software Development
15 222 (3.32%) Service Management
15 222 (3.32%) Mentoring
16 218 (3.26%) Capacity Planning
17 198 (2.96%) Business Continuity
18 189 (2.83%) Performance Tuning
19 181 (2.71%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 897 (13.43%) SQL
2 229 (3.43%) PowerShell
3 189 (2.83%) Java
4 168 (2.51%) Perl
5 125 (1.87%) Bash Shell
6 118 (1.77%) Python
6 118 (1.77%) C
7 84 (1.26%) JavaScript
8 78 (1.17%) PHP
9 58 (0.87%) T-SQL
10 55 (0.82%) Ruby
11 49 (0.73%) VBScript
12 48 (0.72%) C#
13 32 (0.48%) VB
14 30 (0.45%) C++
15 25 (0.37%) Shell Script
16 23 (0.34%) VBA
17 18 (0.27%) R
18 14 (0.21%) Korn
19 11 (0.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2281 (34.15%) Cisco Certification
2 1372 (20.54%) CCNA
3 1354 (20.27%) CCNP
4 684 (10.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 568 (8.50%) Degree
6 472 (7.07%) Security Cleared
7 428 (6.41%) MCSE
8 386 (5.78%) SC Cleared
9 376 (5.63%) CCIE
10 227 (3.40%) MCP
11 207 (3.10%) MCSA
12 199 (2.98%) MCITP
13 193 (2.89%) CCDP
14 181 (2.71%) ITIL Certification
15 163 (2.44%) CISSP
16 158 (2.37%) CCSA
16 158 (2.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 135 (2.02%) CCSE
18 120 (1.80%) CCDA
19 113 (1.69%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 632 (9.46%) SLA
2 174 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 116 (1.74%) PCI DSS
4 71 (1.06%) ISO 9001
5 36 (0.54%) COBIT
6 35 (0.52%) QA
7 32 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.10%) TickIT
9 6 (0.090%) HL7
9 6 (0.090%) DICOM
10 2 (0.030%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.030%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 2 (0.030%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.015%) BS7799
11 1 (0.015%) BS15000
11 1 (0.015%) BS25999
System Software
1 1921 (28.76%) Active Directory
2 1466 (21.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 669 (10.01%) Hyper-V
4 376 (5.63%) XenApp
5 356 (5.33%) vSphere
6 157 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
7 149 (2.23%) XenServer
8 138 (2.07%) VMware ESX
9 129 (1.93%) XenDesktop
10 127 (1.90%) NFS
11 115 (1.72%) Terminal Services
12 97 (1.45%) SRDF
13 66 (0.99%) Terminal Server
14 64 (0.96%) Firmware
15 62 (0.93%) Xen
16 58 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
17 45 (0.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 36 (0.54%) Samba
19 34 (0.51%) VMware Server
20 28 (0.42%) KVM
Systems Management
1 290 (4.34%) SCCM
2 142 (2.13%) SCOM
3 126 (1.89%) Backup Exec
4 120 (1.80%) WSUS
5 111 (1.66%) Cisco Prime
6 106 (1.59%) Nagios
7 84 (1.26%) CiscoWorks
8 81 (1.21%) Cisco CUCM
9 78 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
10 68 (1.02%) OpenView
11 56 (0.84%) Puppet
12 52 (0.78%) Cisco UCCX
12 52 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
13 39 (0.58%) SELinux
14 38 (0.57%) ZABBIX
15 36 (0.54%) SCVMM
16 34 (0.51%) Cacti
16 34 (0.51%) Cisco LMS
16 34 (0.51%) Salt
17 33 (0.49%) Icinga
Vendors
1 3570 (53.44%) Cisco
2 2260 (33.83%) Microsoft
3 2111 (31.60%) VMware
4 1219 (18.25%) Citrix
5 962 (14.40%) CheckPoint
6 910 (13.62%) Juniper
7 832 (12.46%) HP
8 576 (8.62%) F5
9 392 (5.87%) NetApp
10 344 (5.15%) Avaya
11 319 (4.78%) Oracle
12 309 (4.63%) SolarWinds
13 297 (4.45%) Dell
14 275 (4.12%) EMC
15 218 (3.26%) IBM
16 196 (2.93%) Red Hat
17 195 (2.92%) Riverbed
18 185 (2.77%) Symantec
19 159 (2.38%) Apple
20 145 (2.17%) McAfee
Camberley, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Hamilton Barnes
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum Overtime + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: Unspecified £Competitive salary
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £200.00 - £240.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Doncaster, Yorkshire
Thales
Posted: 9 hours ago
Doncaster, Yorkshire
Thales
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Northwood
Posted: 10 hours ago
Wales
CGI
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Training & Generous Benefits Package
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum plus bens
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Imperative People
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Private healthcare
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £23000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago