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 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 99 111 101
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -10
Permanent jobs citing WAN 2633 2865 3348
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.94% 2.70% 2.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.17% 16.24% 16.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2119 2474 2805
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 £65,000 £70,000 £62,500
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
15337 17646 20459
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.11% 16.62% 18.04%
Number of salaries quoted 12446 14570 16479
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £64,000 £70,000
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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +7 2460 £42,500 -5.55% 210
London -1 763 £50,000 -2.91% 65
South East +13 641 £45,000 - 50
Yorkshire +46 204 £35,925 -10.18% 18
North West +6 191 £40,000 - 19
East of England -19 190 £42,500 - 18
West Midlands -10 188 £37,500 -6.25% 17
South West +23 168 £34,500 -8.00% 14
East Midlands +31 140 £42,500 +3.03% 9
Surrey -4 137 £39,250 -7.64% 9
Hampshire +38 130 £45,000 -10.00% 16
Manchester +19 130 £37,500 +7.14% 14
Berkshire -26 129 £45,000 -5.26% 9
West Yorkshire +41 128 £37,500 -6.25% 10
City of London +2 112 £50,000 -4.76% 16
Birmingham -13 88 £39,500 -1.25% 7
Hertfordshire -14 87 £31,250 -26.47% 7
Scotland +41 80 £40,280 +15.08% 9
Buckinghamshire +21 66 £43,000 +13.15% 11
Leeds 0 64 £37,500 -10.71% 7
Kent +38 61 £43,000 -11.34% 2
Bedfordshire +11 58 £55,000 -8.33% 1
Basingstoke +9 52 £42,500 -15.00% 6
West Sussex +23 47 £47,500 +11.76%
Bristol +21 45 £40,500 -5.81% 3
Bradford +34 44 £31,250 -10.71% 2
Northamptonshire +18 44 £43,750 -7.89% 5
Reading -6 43 £43,250 -13.50% 3
North Yorkshire +16 41 £35,000 -6.66% 4
Milton Keynes +28 39 £42,500 +11.84% 8

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 4663 (85.04%) LAN
2 3018 (55.04%) Cisco
3 2541 (46.34%) Firewall
4 2275 (41.49%) Windows
5 1990 (36.29%) Cisco Certification
6 1743 (31.79%) VMware
7 1628 (29.69%) Active Directory
8 1555 (28.36%) Microsoft
9 1320 (24.07%) VMware Infrastructure
10 1287 (23.47%) VPN
11 1252 (22.83%) CCNP
12 1242 (22.65%) CCNA
13 1222 (22.29%) Windows Server
14 1217 (22.20%) ITIL
15 1206 (22.00%) TCP/IP
16 1185 (21.61%) Data Centre
17 1156 (21.08%) DNS
18 954 (17.40%) MPLS
19 888 (16.20%) DHCP
20 884 (16.12%) Linux
21 879 (16.03%) Wireless
22 855 (15.59%) VoIP
23 830 (15.14%) MS Exchange
24 818 (14.92%) SAN
25 786 (14.34%) Finance
26 769 (14.03%) Windows Server 2008
27 752 (13.72%) Network Security
28 749 (13.66%) OSPF
29 741 (13.51%) BGP
30 694 (12.66%) Juniper

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
1 830 (15.14%) MS Exchange
2 315 (5.75%) IIS
3 273 (4.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 208 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2013
5 200 (3.65%) SharePoint
6 194 (3.54%) Skype for Business
7 155 (2.83%) Apache
8 144 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
9 110 (2.01%) Tomcat
10 72 (1.31%) WebSphere
11 67 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2003
12 47 (0.86%) Oracle Coherence
13 46 (0.84%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 27 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 23 (0.42%) OpenStack
16 22 (0.40%) IBM Notes
17 20 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
18 13 (0.24%) NetWeaver
18 13 (0.24%) WebLogic
19 12 (0.22%) JBoss
Applications
1 667 (12.16%) MS Excel
2 424 (7.73%) MS Office
3 74 (1.35%) MS Visio
4 54 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (0.36%) MS Project
6 7 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.055%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.018%) Houdini
8 1 (0.018%) Maya
8 1 (0.018%) Mozilla Thunderbird
8 1 (0.018%) NUKE
8 1 (0.018%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 22 (0.40%) RMDS
2 21 (0.38%) assyst
3 18 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.11%) Infor CRM
6 5 (0.091%) OpenText MBPM
6 5 (0.091%) Visualfiles
7 4 (0.073%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.073%) Oracle CRM
7 4 (0.073%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.073%) Sage 50
8 3 (0.055%) Line 500
8 3 (0.055%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.055%) Sage 1000
9 2 (0.036%) HiPortfolio
9 2 (0.036%) JDE EnterpriseOne
10 1 (0.018%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.018%) Oracle EBS R12
10 1 (0.018%) SAP hybris
10 1 (0.018%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 396 (7.22%) Office 365
2 262 (4.78%) Amazon AWS
3 256 (4.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 76 (1.39%) IaaS
5 73 (1.33%) SaaS
6 46 (0.84%) PaaS
7 33 (0.60%) Mimecast
8 32 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
9 23 (0.42%) IBM Cloud
10 19 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
11 14 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
12 13 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
13 12 (0.22%) Slack
14 11 (0.20%) Amazon S3
14 11 (0.20%) G Suite
15 6 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 5 (0.091%) Yammer
17 4 (0.073%) Basecamp
17 4 (0.073%) OneDrive
18 3 (0.055%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4663 (85.04%) LAN
2 2541 (46.34%) Firewall
3 1287 (23.47%) VPN
4 1206 (22.00%) TCP/IP
5 1156 (21.08%) DNS
6 954 (17.40%) MPLS
7 888 (16.20%) DHCP
8 879 (16.03%) Wireless
9 855 (15.59%) VoIP
10 818 (14.92%) SAN
11 752 (13.72%) Network Security
12 749 (13.66%) OSPF
13 741 (13.51%) BGP
14 646 (11.78%) VLAN
15 572 (10.43%) Cisco ASA
16 459 (8.37%) Internet
17 436 (7.95%) WLAN
18 432 (7.88%) Cisco Nexus
19 383 (6.99%) Wi-Fi
20 371 (6.77%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 584 (10.65%) SQL Server
2 90 (1.64%) MySQL
3 80 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 52 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
5 40 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
6 36 (0.66%) Relational Database
7 31 (0.57%) DB2
7 31 (0.57%) Hadoop
8 28 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
9 27 (0.49%) OLAP
10 25 (0.46%) OLTP
11 24 (0.44%) Oracle OLAP
12 23 (0.42%) HBase
13 15 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
14 13 (0.24%) Oracle Database
14 13 (0.24%) SQL Server 2014
15 11 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 10 (0.18%) Informix
17 9 (0.16%) Big Data
17 9 (0.16%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 34 (0.62%) Git (software)
2 28 (0.51%) JIRA
3 14 (0.26%) Jenkins
4 12 (0.22%) LoadRunner
4 12 (0.22%) Subversion
5 11 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
6 10 (0.18%) Visual Studio
7 8 (0.15%) Bugzilla
7 8 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (0.091%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 4 (0.073%) FogBugz
9 4 (0.073%) JMeter
10 3 (0.055%) Maven
11 2 (0.036%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.036%) JUnit
11 2 (0.036%) Rational DOORS
11 2 (0.036%) Selenium
11 2 (0.036%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.036%) TestNG
12 1 (0.018%) Metasploit
General
1 786 (14.34%) Finance
2 672 (12.26%) Telecoms
3 292 (5.33%) Retail
4 150 (2.74%) Banking
5 114 (2.08%) Legal
6 86 (1.57%) Manufacturing
7 69 (1.26%) Marketing
8 62 (1.13%) Law
9 51 (0.93%) Back Office
10 43 (0.78%) Publishing
11 39 (0.71%) Advertising
12 34 (0.62%) Electronics
12 34 (0.62%) Investment Banking
13 32 (0.58%) Games
14 29 (0.53%) Financial Institution
14 29 (0.53%) French Language
15 19 (0.35%) Spanish Language
16 17 (0.31%) German Language
17 13 (0.24%) Local Government
17 13 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1502 (27.39%) Network Engineer
2 716 (13.06%) Analyst
3 656 (11.96%) Support Engineer
4 574 (10.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 411 (7.50%) Cisco Engineer
6 398 (7.26%) Architect
6 398 (7.26%) Senior Network Engineer
7 376 (6.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 342 (6.24%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 306 (5.58%) Support Analyst
10 296 (5.40%) IT Support
11 246 (4.49%) IT Engineer
12 244 (4.45%) Administrator
13 227 (4.14%) Network Analyst
14 219 (3.99%) 2nd Line Support
15 217 (3.96%) 3rd Line Support
16 216 (3.94%) Network Support
17 214 (3.90%) Infrastructure Support
18 193 (3.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
19 188 (3.43%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (2.52%) Web Services
2 116 (2.12%) 802.1X
3 90 (1.64%) Middleware
4 69 (1.26%) .NET
5 39 (0.71%) HTML
6 33 (0.60%) XML
7 24 (0.44%) XSLT
8 22 (0.40%) LAMP
8 22 (0.40%) Rendezvous
8 22 (0.40%) Ultra Messaging
9 17 (0.31%) Flash
10 10 (0.18%) REST
10 10 (0.18%) SAX
10 10 (0.18%) Unreal Engine
11 9 (0.16%) Regular Expression
11 9 (0.16%) SOAP
12 8 (0.15%) ASP.NET
12 8 (0.15%) CSS
12 8 (0.15%) HTML5
12 8 (0.15%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 1185 (21.61%) Data Centre
2 363 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
3 207 (3.78%) Management Information System
4 206 (3.76%) Driving Licence
5 166 (3.03%) Computer Science
6 140 (2.55%) Video Conferencing
7 85 (1.55%) Clustering
8 77 (1.40%) Replication
9 68 (1.24%) PKI
10 61 (1.11%) NHS
11 59 (1.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 58 (1.06%) Blackberry
13 55 (1.00%) Client/Server
14 50 (0.91%) Public Cloud
15 49 (0.89%) Statistics
16 47 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
16 47 (0.86%) iPad
17 46 (0.84%) Fat Client
17 46 (0.84%) Thin Client
18 44 (0.80%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2275 (41.49%) Windows
2 1222 (22.29%) Windows Server
3 884 (16.12%) Linux
4 769 (14.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 654 (11.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 437 (7.97%) Windows 7
7 302 (5.51%) Unix
8 258 (4.71%) Windows Server 2003
9 207 (3.78%) Windows 8
10 173 (3.16%) Windows 10
11 134 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 126 (2.30%) Solaris
13 95 (1.73%) CentOS
14 70 (1.28%) Windows XP
15 66 (1.20%) Mac OS X
16 60 (1.09%) Android
17 49 (0.89%) Ubuntu
18 34 (0.62%) Windows Vista
19 30 (0.55%) Apple iOS
20 26 (0.47%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1217 (22.20%) ITIL
2 458 (8.35%) Disaster Recovery
3 426 (7.77%) Project Management
4 412 (7.51%) Network Design
5 359 (6.55%) Load Balancing
6 324 (5.91%) Service Delivery
7 320 (5.84%) Network Management
8 282 (5.14%) PRINCE2
9 265 (4.83%) Change Management
10 264 (4.81%) High Availability
11 262 (4.78%) Service Management
12 256 (4.67%) Mentoring
13 251 (4.58%) Presales
14 246 (4.49%) Business Continuity
15 241 (4.40%) Network Monitoring
16 239 (4.36%) Agile Software Development
17 210 (3.83%) Migration
18 204 (3.72%) Problem Management
19 195 (3.56%) Information Security
20 183 (3.34%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 450 (8.21%) SQL
2 238 (4.34%) PowerShell
3 136 (2.48%) Python
4 110 (2.01%) Bash Shell
5 94 (1.71%) C
5 94 (1.71%) Perl
6 79 (1.44%) Java
7 41 (0.75%) JavaScript
8 38 (0.69%) Ruby
9 37 (0.67%) C#
10 36 (0.66%) VB
11 34 (0.62%) Shell Script
12 32 (0.58%) VBScript
13 24 (0.44%) PHP
14 20 (0.36%) Lua
15 19 (0.35%) C++
16 18 (0.33%) T-SQL
17 9 (0.16%) Lisp
18 5 (0.091%) Tcl
19 2 (0.036%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 1990 (36.29%) Cisco Certification
2 1252 (22.83%) CCNP
3 1242 (22.65%) CCNA
4 648 (11.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 501 (9.14%) Degree
6 419 (7.64%) MCSE
7 316 (5.76%) CCIE
8 290 (5.29%) Security Cleared
9 270 (4.92%) MCSA
10 184 (3.36%) SC Cleared
11 157 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 155 (2.83%) MCITP
13 148 (2.70%) MCP
14 128 (2.33%) CCDP
15 122 (2.23%) ITIL Certification
16 107 (1.95%) CCSA
17 100 (1.82%) DV Cleared
18 96 (1.75%) CISSP
19 78 (1.42%) CCSE
20 60 (1.09%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 444 (8.10%) SLA
2 161 (2.94%) PCI DSS
3 109 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 38 (0.69%) QA
5 24 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.18%) COBIT
6 10 (0.18%) JSP 440
6 10 (0.18%) PMBOK
7 9 (0.16%) HIPAA
8 3 (0.055%) BS7799
9 2 (0.036%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.018%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.018%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.018%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.018%) PA-DSS
10 1 (0.018%) RMADS
10 1 (0.018%) SDET
10 1 (0.018%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 1628 (29.69%) Active Directory
2 1320 (24.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 595 (10.85%) Hyper-V
4 275 (5.02%) vSphere
5 198 (3.61%) XenApp
6 177 (3.23%) VMware ESX
7 140 (2.55%) Virtual Servers
8 105 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
9 91 (1.66%) XenDesktop
10 89 (1.62%) Xen
11 78 (1.42%) KVM
11 78 (1.42%) Terminal Services
12 69 (1.26%) NFS
13 53 (0.97%) SRDF
14 52 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
15 49 (0.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 48 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
17 43 (0.78%) XenServer
18 33 (0.60%) Firmware
19 30 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 220 (4.01%) SCCM
2 133 (2.43%) Puppet
3 125 (2.28%) SCOM
4 124 (2.26%) Cisco Prime
5 114 (2.08%) Cisco CUCM
6 77 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
7 76 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
8 74 (1.35%) Nagios
9 66 (1.20%) WSUS
10 63 (1.15%) FortiGate
11 62 (1.13%) Backup Exec
12 54 (0.98%) Cisco UCCX
13 43 (0.78%) Tivoli
14 36 (0.66%) Ansible
15 28 (0.51%) Nessus
16 26 (0.47%) Microsoft Clustering
17 25 (0.46%) SolarWinds Orion
18 23 (0.42%) SCVMM
19 22 (0.40%) BMC PATROL
20 19 (0.35%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 3018 (55.04%) Cisco
2 1743 (31.79%) VMware
3 1555 (28.36%) Microsoft
4 694 (12.66%) Juniper
5 689 (12.57%) CheckPoint
6 613 (11.18%) Citrix
7 547 (9.98%) HP
8 456 (8.32%) F5
9 347 (6.33%) Palo Alto
10 294 (5.36%) NetApp
11 286 (5.22%) SolarWinds
12 270 (4.92%) Avaya
13 242 (4.41%) Oracle
14 189 (3.45%) EMC
15 186 (3.39%) Mitel
16 185 (3.37%) Fortinet
17 184 (3.36%) Riverbed
18 176 (3.21%) Dell
19 132 (2.41%) Red Hat
20 128 (2.33%) Brocade
Exeter, Devon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £26000.00 - £33000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leicestershire
IT Retail People Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Great package
Posted: 13 hours ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
Oscar
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum Pension, private healthcare
Posted: 10 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £22500 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Loughton, Essex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45,000 + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £30,000 to £34,000 per annum plus on call, overtime, bonus and be
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Central London / West End
H&R Talent
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Retail People Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Good package + 28 days paid holiday
Posted: 13 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Robert Half
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive Salary Package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
First Point
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Palantir Technologies
Posted: 16 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Harrow, Middlesex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits + qualifications
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Recital Consulting
Salary: £55000 Per Annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Hereford, Herefordshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55 000 - £65 000 (+ top tier package and benefits!!!)
Posted: 2 days ago