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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 92 113 102
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -11
Permanent jobs citing WAN 3289 2730 3090
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.98% 2.53% 2.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.74% 14.74% 13.75%
Number of salaries quoted 2752 2221 2633
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,350 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,300 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%

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
19643 18515 22476
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.78% 17.18% 19.73%
Number of salaries quoted 15881 14521 18756
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 24 December 2014 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 24 December 2014. 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 +17 3134 £40,000 -5.88% 213
London +29 1225 £46,000 -8.00% 77
South East +26 769 £40,000 -5.88% 52
City of London +42 309 £50,000 -4.76% 22
Yorkshire -2 232 £42,500 +13.33% 17
East of England +13 206 £40,000 -6.97% 14
Berkshire +7 206 £40,000 -20.00% 3
West Midlands -9 205 £32,500 +3.17% 12
Surrey +44 201 £35,500 -25.26% 13
North West -19 197 £32,500 -21.68% 11
South West +25 167 £35,500 -8.97% 16
West Yorkshire +10 156 £45,000 +20.00% 8
Hampshire +6 141 £38,000 +16.92% 12
Leeds +13 128 £47,500 +25.00% 2
East Midlands -9 115 £34,000 +1.49% 12
Manchester -23 100 £33,500 -4.28% 6
Hertfordshire +6 83 £45,000 - 6
Birmingham -3 82 £34,750 +15.83% 5
Reading 0 80 £35,500 -35.45% 1
Cheshire -4 68 £30,000 -31.03% 5
Scotland +13 61 £32,500 -11.91% 16
Kent +21 58 £46,000 +8.23% 4
Buckinghamshire +25 55 £40,000 - 8
South Yorkshire -4 51 £55,000 +29.41% 3
Wales +32 46 £38,750 +17.42% 3
Northamptonshire -17 46 £45,000 +31.38% 3
South Wales +26 44 £38,750 +17.42% 3
Cambridgeshire -6 43 £40,000 +23.07% 4
Bracknell -12 43 £36,500 +14.06%
Basingstoke +25 42 £32,500 -23.52% 1

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 5325 (84.19%) LAN
2 3289 (52.00%) Cisco
3 3193 (50.48%) Windows
4 2781 (43.97%) Firewall
5 2156 (34.09%) Microsoft
6 2090 (33.04%) Cisco Certification
7 2044 (32.32%) VMware
8 1886 (29.82%) Active Directory
9 1645 (26.01%) VPN
10 1454 (22.99%) TCP/IP
11 1410 (22.29%) CCNP
12 1344 (21.25%) VMware Infrastructure
13 1290 (20.40%) Windows Server 2008
14 1287 (20.35%) MS Exchange
15 1267 (20.03%) ITIL
16 1258 (19.89%) CCNA
17 1164 (18.40%) Citrix
18 1157 (18.29%) DNS
19 1146 (18.12%) SAN
20 1145 (18.10%) MPLS
21 1127 (17.82%) MS Excel
22 998 (15.78%) Finance
23 996 (15.75%) Linux
24 959 (15.16%) CheckPoint
25 909 (14.37%) Juniper
26 897 (14.18%) VoIP
27 877 (13.87%) Windows Server 2003
28 874 (13.82%) DHCP
29 857 (13.55%) Wireless
30 831 (13.14%) BGP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 1287 (20.35%) MS Exchange
2 599 (9.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 333 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 332 (5.25%) SharePoint
5 325 (5.14%) Exchange Server 2013
6 321 (5.08%) IIS
7 288 (4.55%) Lync
8 200 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2003
9 188 (2.97%) Apache
10 183 (2.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 136 (2.15%) Tomcat
12 54 (0.85%) CMS
13 50 (0.79%) WebSphere
14 40 (0.63%) Oracle Coherence
14 40 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
15 39 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
16 35 (0.55%) OpenStack
16 35 (0.55%) IBM Notes
17 24 (0.38%) Lotus Domino
18 23 (0.36%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 1127 (17.82%) MS Excel
2 777 (12.28%) MS Office
3 112 (1.77%) MS Visio
4 83 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 28 (0.44%) MS Project
6 20 (0.32%) RoboHelp
6 20 (0.32%) FrameMaker
6 20 (0.32%) PaintShop Pro
7 5 (0.079%) PowerPivot
8 3 (0.047%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.032%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.032%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.016%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.016%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.016%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.016%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 58 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.44%) RMDS
3 12 (0.19%) Front Arena
3 12 (0.19%) Eikon
4 9 (0.14%) SalesLogix
4 9 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 7 (0.11%) Summit
6 7 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
6 7 (0.11%) ION MarketView
6 7 (0.11%) 3000 Xtra
6 7 (0.11%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 4 (0.063%) Advent Moxy
7 4 (0.063%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.063%) AWD
7 4 (0.063%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.063%) GoldMine
8 3 (0.047%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 3 (0.047%) Visualfiles
8 3 (0.047%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 199 (3.15%) Office 365
2 96 (1.52%) SaaS
3 93 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
4 91 (1.44%) IaaS
5 59 (0.93%) PaaS
6 57 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
7 42 (0.66%) Google Apps
8 37 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
9 12 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (0.11%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.079%) Route 53
12 1 (0.016%) Rackspace Cloud
12 1 (0.016%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 5325 (84.19%) LAN
2 2781 (43.97%) Firewall
3 1645 (26.01%) VPN
4 1454 (22.99%) TCP/IP
5 1157 (18.29%) DNS
6 1146 (18.12%) SAN
7 1145 (18.10%) MPLS
8 897 (14.18%) VoIP
9 874 (13.82%) DHCP
10 857 (13.55%) Wireless
11 831 (13.14%) BGP
12 793 (12.54%) Network Security
13 715 (11.30%) Cisco ASA
14 693 (10.96%) OSPF
15 633 (10.01%) Internet
16 571 (9.03%) VLAN
17 413 (6.53%) EIGRP
18 395 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
19 390 (6.17%) Cisco Nexus
20 327 (5.17%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 720 (11.38%) SQL Server
2 160 (2.53%) MySQL
3 151 (2.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 133 (2.10%) SQL Server 2005
5 70 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 51 (0.81%) Hadoop
7 43 (0.68%) DB2
8 42 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
8 42 (0.66%) Big Data
9 38 (0.60%) Relational Database
9 38 (0.60%) HBase
10 35 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
10 35 (0.55%) MongoDB
11 25 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
12 23 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 20 (0.32%) Oracle Exadata
14 19 (0.30%) Oracle Database
14 19 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 18 (0.28%) NoSQL
16 17 (0.27%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 39 (0.62%) LoadRunner
2 35 (0.55%) Git (software)
3 33 (0.52%) Jenkins
4 31 (0.49%) JIRA
5 24 (0.38%) Hudson
6 23 (0.36%) Subversion
6 23 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 20 (0.32%) Visual Studio
7 20 (0.32%) Selenium
8 15 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (0.24%) FogBugz
8 15 (0.24%) QuickTest Pro
9 11 (0.17%) Bugzilla
10 10 (0.16%) Rational Performance Tester
11 8 (0.13%) WinRunner
12 6 (0.095%) AdminStudio
12 6 (0.095%) SilkPerformer
13 5 (0.079%) Ant
14 4 (0.063%) TestDirector
14 4 (0.063%) TestLink
General
1 998 (15.78%) Finance
2 665 (10.51%) Telecoms
3 235 (3.72%) Banking
4 148 (2.34%) Law
5 135 (2.13%) Retail
6 107 (1.69%) Back Office
7 95 (1.50%) Legal
8 89 (1.41%) Marketing
9 81 (1.28%) Advertising
10 78 (1.23%) Manufacturing
11 55 (0.87%) Financial Institution
12 48 (0.76%) French Language
13 47 (0.74%) Investment Banking
14 39 (0.62%) Publishing
15 36 (0.57%) German Language
16 35 (0.55%) Electronics
17 29 (0.46%) Billing
18 23 (0.36%) Games
19 19 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
19 19 (0.30%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1532 (24.22%) Network Engineer
2 920 (14.55%) Analyst
3 738 (11.67%) Support Engineer
4 494 (7.81%) Architect
5 404 (6.39%) Senior Network Engineer
6 366 (5.79%) Support Analyst
7 358 (5.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 339 (5.36%) Consultant
9 296 (4.68%) Administrator
9 296 (4.68%) IT Support
10 258 (4.08%) 3rd Line Support
11 249 (3.94%) 2nd Line Support
12 245 (3.87%) Project Manager
13 207 (3.27%) Systems Administrator
14 196 (3.10%) Technical Support
15 191 (3.02%) Infrastructure Manager
16 188 (2.97%) Systems Engineer
17 186 (2.94%) Infrastructure Architect
18 185 (2.92%) Network Support
19 183 (2.89%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (1.50%) .NET
1 95 (1.50%) Web Services
2 94 (1.49%) CSS
3 86 (1.36%) Middleware
4 80 (1.26%) HTML
5 44 (0.70%) XML
6 37 (0.58%) ASP.NET
7 31 (0.49%) LAMP
8 24 (0.38%) Ajax
9 22 (0.35%) FIX Protocol
10 21 (0.33%) Rendezvous
10 21 (0.33%) XSLT
11 16 (0.25%) XMPP
12 15 (0.24%) COM
13 14 (0.22%) SOAP
14 13 (0.21%) WAP
14 13 (0.21%) Application Packaging
15 11 (0.17%) RabbitMQ
16 9 (0.14%) jQuery
16 9 (0.14%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 376 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
2 330 (5.22%) Blackberry
3 202 (3.19%) Management Information System
4 134 (2.12%) Computer Science
5 123 (1.94%) Clustering
6 115 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
6 115 (1.82%) Hedge funds
7 112 (1.77%) Open Source
8 106 (1.68%) Replication
9 65 (1.03%) iPhone
10 62 (0.98%) Client/Server
11 60 (0.95%) Thin Client
11 60 (0.95%) Fat Client
12 50 (0.79%) CMDB
13 45 (0.71%) Enterprise Storage
14 43 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
15 42 (0.66%) Statistics
15 42 (0.66%) PKI
16 36 (0.57%) Mathematics
17 33 (0.52%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 3193 (50.48%) Windows
2 1290 (20.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 996 (15.75%) Linux
4 877 (13.87%) Windows Server 2003
5 741 (11.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 693 (10.96%) Windows 7
7 418 (6.61%) UNIX
8 366 (5.79%) Windows XP
9 326 (5.15%) Windows 8
10 178 (2.81%) Solaris
11 135 (2.13%) Android
12 121 (1.91%) Windows Vista
13 120 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 112 (1.77%) CentOS
15 84 (1.33%) Apple iOS
16 63 (1.00%) Ubuntu
17 51 (0.81%) Mac OS X
18 45 (0.71%) AIX
19 38 (0.60%) VMS
19 38 (0.60%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1267 (20.03%) ITIL
2 563 (8.90%) Project Management
3 408 (6.45%) Load Balancing
4 403 (6.37%) Disaster Recovery
5 338 (5.34%) Network Design
6 337 (5.33%) Change Management
7 332 (5.25%) Service Delivery
8 309 (4.89%) PRINCE2
9 277 (4.38%) Network Management
10 266 (4.21%) Migration
11 255 (4.03%) Network Monitoring
12 243 (3.84%) Kalman Filter
13 242 (3.83%) Incident Management
14 219 (3.46%) Service Management
15 213 (3.37%) Capacity Planning
16 205 (3.24%) Agile Software Development
17 187 (2.96%) Mentoring
18 170 (2.69%) Asset Management
19 162 (2.56%) Change Control
20 153 (2.42%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 706 (11.16%) SQL
2 180 (2.85%) PowerShell
3 156 (2.47%) Java
4 147 (2.32%) Perl
5 110 (1.74%) Bash Shell
6 107 (1.69%) C
7 100 (1.58%) Python
8 89 (1.41%) PHP
9 52 (0.82%) T-SQL
10 47 (0.74%) C#
11 40 (0.63%) JavaScript
12 38 (0.60%) C++
13 36 (0.57%) Ruby
14 35 (0.55%) Shell Script
15 33 (0.52%) VBScript
16 31 (0.49%) VB
17 17 (0.27%) Korn
18 16 (0.25%) VBA
19 13 (0.21%) R
20 8 (0.13%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 2090 (33.04%) Cisco Certification
2 1410 (22.29%) CCNP
3 1258 (19.89%) CCNA
4 677 (10.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 549 (8.68%) Degree
6 394 (6.23%) MCSE
7 384 (6.07%) Security Cleared
8 333 (5.26%) CCIE
9 315 (4.98%) SC Cleared
10 238 (3.76%) MCITP
11 197 (3.11%) MCP
12 185 (2.92%) MCSA
13 177 (2.80%) CCDP
14 160 (2.53%) CCSE
15 149 (2.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 141 (2.23%) CCSP
17 133 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
18 127 (2.01%) CCDA
19 117 (1.85%) CCSA
20 104 (1.64%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 535 (8.46%) SLA
2 119 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 93 (1.47%) PCI DSS
4 66 (1.04%) QA
5 35 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 27 (0.43%) COBIT
7 25 (0.40%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 4 (0.063%) BS7799
10 3 (0.047%) HL7
11 2 (0.032%) DICOM
11 2 (0.032%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.016%) BS15000
12 1 (0.016%) BS25999
System Software
1 1886 (29.82%) Active Directory
2 1344 (21.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 561 (8.87%) Hyper-V
4 404 (6.39%) XenApp
5 381 (6.02%) vSphere
6 183 (2.89%) VMware ESX
7 178 (2.81%) VMware ESXi
8 123 (1.94%) XenDesktop
9 117 (1.85%) Terminal Services
10 89 (1.41%) NFS
11 85 (1.34%) Firmware
11 85 (1.34%) XenServer
12 64 (1.01%) MetaFrame
13 56 (0.89%) SRDF
14 51 (0.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 51 (0.81%) Terminal Server
15 42 (0.66%) Xen
15 42 (0.66%) VMware Server
16 40 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
17 36 (0.57%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 228 (3.60%) SCCM
2 161 (2.55%) Backup Exec
3 120 (1.90%) SCOM
4 114 (1.80%) Norton AntiVirus
5 111 (1.75%) WSUS
6 93 (1.47%) CiscoWorks
7 90 (1.42%) Nagios
8 89 (1.41%) Cisco CUCM
9 65 (1.03%) OpenView
10 63 (1.00%) Puppet
11 54 (0.85%) Cacti
11 54 (0.85%) Cisco Prime
12 41 (0.65%) Cisco UCCX
13 40 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
14 36 (0.57%) SolarWinds Orion
15 29 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
16 27 (0.43%) FortiGate
17 26 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
18 25 (0.40%) ZABBIX
19 22 (0.35%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 3289 (52.00%) Cisco
2 2156 (34.09%) Microsoft
3 2044 (32.32%) VMware
4 1164 (18.40%) Citrix
5 959 (15.16%) CheckPoint
6 909 (14.37%) Juniper
7 705 (11.15%) HP
8 486 (7.68%) F5
9 363 (5.74%) NetApp
10 343 (5.42%) Avaya
11 308 (4.87%) Dell
12 300 (4.74%) Oracle
13 277 (4.38%) SolarWinds
14 272 (4.30%) EMC
15 254 (4.02%) Red Hat
16 240 (3.79%) Symantec
17 161 (2.55%) IBM
18 159 (2.51%) Riverbed
19 155 (2.45%) McAfee
20 134 (2.12%) Mitel
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Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus
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Salary: £35k - 45k per year
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Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum Benefits
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Package
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Orpington, Kent
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Salary: £35000 - £40000.00 per annum + Package
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FT Select
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum plus benefits
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Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum plus on-call, overtime and benefits
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Salary: £22k - 25k per year + benefits
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@ITS
Salary: From £0 to £0 per annum Competitive Salary and Beneifts
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