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 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 109 93 130
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +37
Permanent jobs citing WAN 2741 3326 2895
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.79% 3.12% 2.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.32% 17.49% 14.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2302 2760 2471
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,198 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,500 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.70% +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
16797 19014 20511
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.08% 17.82% 17.16%
Number of salaries quoted 13907 15291 16398
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £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 31 May 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 31 May 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 -12 2599 £45,000 - 248
London -8 899 £52,500 +5.00% 78
South East -9 717 £45,000 +4.65% 53
West Midlands +24 231 £38,750 +13.97% 14
East of England -3 210 £40,000 - 23
Berkshire +22 206 £50,000 +11.11% 9
City of London +16 202 £50,750 -3.33% 26
South West -8 157 £35,000 -11.94% 14
North West +14 144 £40,000 -2.43% 25
Surrey -44 132 £47,500 +18.75% 10
Hampshire -24 131 £40,000 -1.84% 17
Hertfordshire +13 130 £40,000 +12.67% 5
Yorkshire -46 129 £39,000 -7.14% 25
Birmingham +7 103 £40,000 -5.88% 5
East Midlands -33 98 £37,500 -16.66% 13
Reading +8 92 £52,500 +31.25% 3
West Yorkshire -46 88 £37,500 -23.46% 18
Manchester -16 70 £40,000 -9.09% 19
Buckinghamshire +22 67 £36,500 -23.15% 5
Scotland -9 64 £40,000 -11.11% 14
West Sussex -11 64 £47,500 +11.76% 6
Leeds -44 62 £40,000 -20.00% 16
Bracknell +23 47 £43,000 +30.30% 3
Cheshire +32 43 £39,250 -1.87% 3
East Sussex +36 39 £41,690 -4.70% 2
Warwickshire +22 37 £38,000 +8.57%
Hemel Hempstead +26 34 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Edinburgh +15 33 £37,500 - 3
Guildford -7 33 £62,500 +13.63% 3
Kent +8 32 £53,750 +16.84% 3

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 4995 (85.21%) LAN
2 3284 (56.02%) Cisco
3 2972 (50.70%) Firewall
4 2460 (41.97%) Windows
5 2175 (37.10%) Cisco Certification
6 1858 (31.70%) Microsoft
7 1844 (31.46%) VMware
8 1718 (29.31%) Active Directory
9 1568 (26.75%) VPN
10 1480 (25.25%) CCNP
11 1437 (24.51%) Windows Server
12 1354 (23.10%) TCP/IP
13 1294 (22.07%) ITIL
14 1236 (21.08%) CCNA
15 1232 (21.02%) VMware Infrastructure
16 1127 (19.23%) Data Centre
17 1091 (18.61%) Linux
18 1071 (18.27%) MPLS
19 1042 (17.78%) MS Exchange
20 1007 (17.18%) Wireless
21 973 (16.60%) Juniper
22 958 (16.34%) DNS
23 897 (15.30%) VoIP
24 855 (14.59%) Finance
25 843 (14.38%) Windows Server 2008
26 832 (14.19%) MS Excel
27 814 (13.89%) SAN
28 813 (13.87%) CheckPoint
29 812 (13.85%) BGP
30 811 (13.83%) Citrix

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 1042 (17.78%) MS Exchange
2 497 (8.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 340 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2013
4 253 (4.32%) Skype for Business
5 231 (3.94%) SharePoint
6 225 (3.84%) IIS
7 160 (2.73%) Apache
8 151 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2007
9 102 (1.74%) Tomcat
10 72 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
11 66 (1.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 50 (0.85%) JBoss
13 35 (0.60%) OpenStack
14 34 (0.58%) WebSphere
15 26 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
16 25 (0.43%) CMS
17 22 (0.38%) IBM Notes
18 20 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
19 19 (0.32%) Confluence
20 18 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 832 (14.19%) MS Excel
2 602 (10.27%) MS Office
3 187 (3.19%) MS Visio
4 46 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 24 (0.41%) MS Project
6 9 (0.15%) AutoCAD
7 6 (0.10%) Revit
8 3 (0.051%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.017%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.017%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 46 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
2 37 (0.63%) assyst
2 37 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 30 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
4 13 (0.22%) thinkFolio
5 12 (0.20%) Markit EDM
5 12 (0.20%) MultiFonds
6 11 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
7 6 (0.10%) Infor M3
7 6 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
8 5 (0.085%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (0.085%) RMDS
8 5 (0.085%) SAP CRM
9 4 (0.068%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.068%) Line 500
10 3 (0.051%) ION MarketView
10 3 (0.051%) JDE World
10 3 (0.051%) Remedy ITSM
11 2 (0.034%) Magento
11 2 (0.034%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 503 (8.58%) Office 365
2 279 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 242 (4.13%) Amazon AWS
4 107 (1.83%) IaaS
5 71 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
6 59 (1.01%) SaaS
7 54 (0.92%) PaaS
8 52 (0.89%) Mimecast
9 24 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 22 (0.38%) Google Apps
11 17 (0.29%) Yammer
12 7 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
13 6 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 6 (0.10%) OneDrive
14 4 (0.068%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.068%) GitHub
15 3 (0.051%) Amazon S3
16 2 (0.034%) Nimbula
17 1 (0.017%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 4995 (85.21%) LAN
2 2972 (50.70%) Firewall
3 1568 (26.75%) VPN
4 1354 (23.10%) TCP/IP
5 1071 (18.27%) MPLS
6 1007 (17.18%) Wireless
7 958 (16.34%) DNS
8 897 (15.30%) VoIP
9 814 (13.89%) SAN
10 812 (13.85%) BGP
11 804 (13.72%) Network Security
12 794 (13.54%) Cisco ASA
13 764 (13.03%) OSPF
14 704 (12.01%) DHCP
15 535 (9.13%) VLAN
16 493 (8.41%) Internet
17 441 (7.52%) Cisco Nexus
18 423 (7.22%) EIGRP
19 409 (6.98%) SSL
20 359 (6.12%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 667 (11.38%) SQL Server
2 135 (2.30%) MySQL
3 76 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 60 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
5 59 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
6 49 (0.84%) Oracle Database
7 35 (0.60%) Relational Database
8 27 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 23 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
10 22 (0.38%) RDBMS
11 21 (0.36%) NoSQL
12 20 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 19 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
14 18 (0.31%) Hadoop
15 17 (0.29%) Big Data
16 16 (0.27%) BusinessObjects
16 16 (0.27%) MongoDB
17 12 (0.20%) DB2
18 11 (0.19%) SQL Server 2000
19 9 (0.15%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 43 (0.73%) JIRA
2 39 (0.67%) Jenkins
3 22 (0.38%) Travis CI
4 16 (0.27%) LoadRunner
5 15 (0.26%) Selenium
6 14 (0.24%) Cucumber
6 14 (0.24%) JUnit
6 14 (0.24%) SpecFlow
6 14 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 12 (0.20%) TestNG
8 9 (0.15%) Git (software)
8 9 (0.15%) Subversion
9 5 (0.085%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (0.085%) MSI
9 5 (0.085%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (0.085%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.068%) ClearCase
10 4 (0.068%) InstallShield
10 4 (0.068%) Metasploit
11 3 (0.051%) PeopleTools
General
1 855 (14.59%) Finance
2 714 (12.18%) Telecoms
3 177 (3.02%) Banking
4 132 (2.25%) Retail
5 129 (2.20%) Manufacturing
6 116 (1.98%) Legal
7 95 (1.62%) Marketing
8 63 (1.07%) Back Office
9 62 (1.06%) Law
10 61 (1.04%) Advertising
11 54 (0.92%) Electronics
12 53 (0.90%) Financial Institution
13 51 (0.87%) Investment Banking
14 48 (0.82%) Games
15 37 (0.63%) French Language
16 31 (0.53%) German Language
17 28 (0.48%) Publishing
18 17 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
19 16 (0.27%) Billing
19 16 (0.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1557 (26.56%) Network Engineer
2 776 (13.24%) Analyst
3 716 (12.21%) Support Engineer
4 544 (9.28%) Cisco Engineer
5 493 (8.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 482 (8.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 421 (7.18%) Senior Network Engineer
8 357 (6.09%) Consultant
9 325 (5.54%) Architect
10 293 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 287 (4.90%) IT Engineer
12 276 (4.71%) IT Support
13 268 (4.57%) Support Analyst
14 259 (4.42%) Administrator
15 248 (4.23%) 2nd Line Support
15 248 (4.23%) Network Support
15 248 (4.23%) Security Engineer
16 239 (4.08%) 3rd Line Support
17 215 (3.67%) Network Analyst
18 194 (3.31%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (2.01%) Web Services
2 104 (1.77%) 802.1X
3 69 (1.18%) .NET
4 64 (1.09%) Middleware
5 58 (0.99%) XMPP
6 37 (0.63%) XML
7 36 (0.61%) LAMP
8 18 (0.31%) HTML
8 18 (0.31%) Regular Expression
8 18 (0.31%) SOAP
9 15 (0.26%) CSS
10 14 (0.24%) FIX Protocol
10 14 (0.24%) JDBC
11 12 (0.20%) J2EE
12 11 (0.19%) REST
13 10 (0.17%) WebSphere MQ
13 10 (0.17%) ZeroMQ
14 9 (0.15%) COM
14 9 (0.15%) Software Packaging
14 9 (0.15%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 1127 (19.23%) Data Centre
2 324 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
3 245 (4.18%) Management Information System
4 176 (3.00%) Driving Licence
5 144 (2.46%) Computer Science
6 140 (2.39%) Blackberry
7 130 (2.22%) Replication
7 130 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
8 98 (1.67%) Fat Client
8 98 (1.67%) Thin Client
9 90 (1.54%) IVR
10 88 (1.50%) Clustering
11 68 (1.16%) iPad
12 65 (1.11%) EqualLogic
13 61 (1.04%) Private Cloud
14 60 (1.02%) Statistics
15 57 (0.97%) iPhone
16 56 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
17 52 (0.89%) Client/Server
17 52 (0.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 2460 (41.97%) Windows
2 1437 (24.51%) Windows Server
3 1091 (18.61%) Linux
4 843 (14.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 737 (12.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 533 (9.09%) Windows 7
7 284 (4.84%) Unix
8 262 (4.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 213 (3.63%) Windows 8
10 185 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 163 (2.78%) Windows 10
12 115 (1.96%) Android
13 112 (1.91%) Windows XP
14 94 (1.60%) CentOS
15 63 (1.07%) Solaris
16 50 (0.85%) Ubuntu
17 42 (0.72%) Windows Vista
18 36 (0.61%) Mac OS X
19 30 (0.51%) Mac OS
20 26 (0.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1294 (22.07%) ITIL
2 469 (8.00%) Project Management
3 453 (7.73%) Network Design
4 452 (7.71%) Load Balancing
5 390 (6.65%) Presales
6 364 (6.21%) Disaster Recovery
7 333 (5.68%) Network Monitoring
8 316 (5.39%) Service Delivery
9 310 (5.29%) Network Management
10 274 (4.67%) Change Management
11 270 (4.61%) PRINCE2
12 233 (3.97%) High Availability
13 223 (3.80%) Service Management
14 214 (3.65%) Incident Management
15 212 (3.62%) Capacity Planning
16 207 (3.53%) Information Security
17 202 (3.45%) Mentoring
18 188 (3.21%) Migration
19 185 (3.16%) Change Control
20 181 (3.09%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 620 (10.58%) SQL
2 241 (4.11%) PowerShell
3 154 (2.63%) Python
4 134 (2.29%) Bash Shell
5 126 (2.15%) C
6 111 (1.89%) Perl
7 89 (1.52%) Java
8 78 (1.33%) Ruby
9 60 (1.02%) PHP
10 54 (0.92%) C#
11 45 (0.77%) C++
12 35 (0.60%) Shell Script
13 32 (0.55%) VB
14 29 (0.49%) T-SQL
15 20 (0.34%) JavaScript
16 16 (0.27%) VBA
17 15 (0.26%) Tcl
17 15 (0.26%) VBScript
18 5 (0.085%) XPath
19 4 (0.068%) Korn
Qualifications
1 2175 (37.10%) Cisco Certification
2 1480 (25.25%) CCNP
3 1236 (21.08%) CCNA
4 572 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 458 (7.81%) Degree
6 454 (7.74%) CCIE
7 412 (7.03%) Security Cleared
8 369 (6.29%) MCSE
9 334 (5.70%) SC Cleared
10 236 (4.03%) CCDP
11 230 (3.92%) MCSA
12 176 (3.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 166 (2.83%) CCSA
14 150 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
15 139 (2.37%) CCSE
15 139 (2.37%) MCP
16 133 (2.27%) MCITP
17 130 (2.22%) CISSP
18 125 (2.13%) CCDA
19 121 (2.06%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 541 (9.23%) SLA
2 233 (3.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 118 (2.01%) PCI DSS
4 46 (0.78%) QA
5 33 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 16 (0.27%) ISO 9001
7 14 (0.24%) COBIT
8 12 (0.20%) DICOM
9 8 (0.14%) HIPAA
9 8 (0.14%) ISO27002
10 7 (0.12%) RMADS
11 5 (0.085%) JSP 440
12 4 (0.068%) HL7
12 4 (0.068%) SAS 70
13 3 (0.051%) Data Quality
14 2 (0.034%) COSO
14 2 (0.034%) GPG13
14 2 (0.034%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 2 (0.034%) ISO22301
14 2 (0.034%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1718 (29.31%) Active Directory
2 1232 (21.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 527 (8.99%) Hyper-V
4 341 (5.82%) vSphere
5 300 (5.12%) XenApp
6 175 (2.99%) VMware ESXi
7 166 (2.83%) Terminal Services
8 120 (2.05%) XenDesktop
9 78 (1.33%) VMware ESX
10 73 (1.25%) VMware Server
11 59 (1.01%) NFS
12 58 (0.99%) XenServer
13 54 (0.92%) Xen
14 45 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
15 27 (0.46%) DFS Replication
16 26 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 25 (0.43%) vCloud
18 22 (0.38%) Docker
18 22 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
19 21 (0.36%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 235 (4.01%) SCCM
2 152 (2.59%) SCOM
3 108 (1.84%) Cisco CUCM
4 97 (1.65%) Puppet
5 86 (1.47%) Backup Exec
6 78 (1.33%) Nagios
7 69 (1.18%) Cisco Prime
8 68 (1.16%) FortiGate
9 67 (1.14%) Cisco UCCX
10 57 (0.97%) Ansible
11 56 (0.96%) Cacti
12 52 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
13 44 (0.75%) WSUS
14 42 (0.72%) Nessus
15 39 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
16 35 (0.60%) Cisco UCCE
17 34 (0.58%) SolarWinds Orion
18 32 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
19 28 (0.48%) Nmap
20 26 (0.44%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 3284 (56.02%) Cisco
2 1858 (31.70%) Microsoft
3 1844 (31.46%) VMware
4 973 (16.60%) Juniper
5 813 (13.87%) CheckPoint
6 811 (13.83%) Citrix
7 665 (11.34%) HP
8 625 (10.66%) F5
9 308 (5.25%) SolarWinds
10 291 (4.96%) Palo Alto
11 288 (4.91%) Avaya
12 261 (4.45%) Dell
13 251 (4.28%) Oracle
14 233 (3.97%) NetApp
15 195 (3.33%) EMC
16 191 (3.26%) Fortinet
17 189 (3.22%) Riverbed
18 182 (3.10%) Red Hat
19 172 (2.93%) IBM
20 117 (2.00%) Meraki
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: From £75,000 to £80,000 per annum Up to 80K, Bonus Scheme
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Flow Communications Uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Smartsearch Recruitment
Salary: Up to £20k
Posted: 14 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
EXCELerate
Salary: From £75,000 to £80,000 per annum Bonus+Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Colston Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £75000 - £86000 per annum + 5.5k car allowance, bonus & benfits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £75,000 to £100,000 per annum Excellent benefits package
Posted: 16 hours ago
Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £15000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £80,000 to £110,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
ESA Group
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
The Resourcing Hub
Salary: From £0 to £0 per annum Competitive + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum + Car
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum + Car
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leicestershire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £52K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Dartford, Kent
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000 per annum + to c£50k, 15% bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Derbyshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000-30,000
Posted: 13 hours ago