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 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 110 91 128
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +37
Permanent jobs citing WAN 2716 3518 2818
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.77% 3.19% 2.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.32% 18.80% 13.70%
Number of salaries quoted 2293 2984 2334
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

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
16643 18713 20565
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.96% 16.97% 17.67%
Number of salaries quoted 13850 15346 16424
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -18 2555 £45,000 - 292
London -8 907 £55,000 +4.76% 98
South East -34 615 £45,000 - 71
West Midlands +13 227 £37,500 -10.17% 19
East of England -8 187 £40,000 - 17
South West -12 173 £35,000 -6.66% 22
Yorkshire -15 164 £40,000 -5.88% 19
Berkshire -20 159 £45,000 +12.50% 15
City of London +6 152 £55,000 - 27
Hampshire -25 137 £40,000 -5.88% 15
East Midlands +4 131 £42,500 -10.52% 13
North West +21 129 £36,750 -8.12% 31
West Yorkshire -7 128 £42,500 -15.00% 14
Hertfordshire +25 118 £45,000 +28.57% 4
Surrey -55 118 £47,000 -1.05% 17
Birmingham +9 108 £40,000 -15.78% 7
Leeds -12 85 £40,000 -20.00% 10
Manchester +12 79 £35,000 -12.50% 22
Reading -20 71 £38,500 -3.75% 6
West Sussex -5 69 £52,500 +13.51% 2
Scotland -3 61 £35,000 -6.66% 11
Wiltshire -3 52 £37,500 +9.09% 9
Bristol +18 51 £28,000 -41.05% 7
Buckinghamshire -3 48 £40,000 -13.51% 6
Bradford +41 43 £47,500 -20.83% 1
Wales +11 43 £41,250 -2.94% 2
Kent +37 39 £53,750 +43.33% 10
Fareham -3 38 £42,500 -17.07% 5
Crawley -7 38 £56,250 +10.29%
South Wales +26 37 £42,500 +6.25% 2

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 4959 (85.13%) LAN
2 3238 (55.59%) Cisco
3 2798 (48.03%) Firewall
4 2472 (42.44%) Windows
5 2082 (35.74%) Cisco Certification
6 1810 (31.07%) VMware
7 1759 (30.20%) Microsoft
8 1695 (29.10%) Active Directory
9 1589 (27.28%) VPN
10 1393 (23.91%) Windows Server
11 1351 (23.19%) ITIL
12 1342 (23.04%) TCP/IP
13 1341 (23.02%) CCNP
14 1289 (22.13%) CCNA
15 1271 (21.82%) VMware Infrastructure
16 1069 (18.35%) Data Centre
17 1047 (17.97%) Linux
18 1027 (17.63%) MPLS
19 1015 (17.42%) DNS
20 995 (17.08%) Wireless
21 980 (16.82%) VoIP
22 961 (16.50%) MS Exchange
23 893 (15.33%) Juniper
24 870 (14.94%) SAN
25 831 (14.27%) Citrix
25 831 (14.27%) Windows Server 2008
26 808 (13.87%) Finance
27 791 (13.58%) Network Security
28 769 (13.20%) CheckPoint
29 768 (13.18%) DHCP

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
1 961 (16.50%) MS Exchange
2 412 (7.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 311 (5.34%) Exchange Server 2013
4 276 (4.74%) IIS
5 240 (4.12%) SharePoint
6 239 (4.10%) Skype for Business
7 160 (2.75%) Apache
8 158 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2007
9 104 (1.79%) Tomcat
10 78 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2003
11 68 (1.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 48 (0.82%) JBoss
13 34 (0.58%) WebSphere
14 33 (0.57%) OpenStack
15 29 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
16 20 (0.34%) IBM Notes
17 19 (0.33%) Confluence
17 19 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
18 16 (0.27%) Oracle HTTP Server
18 16 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 750 (12.88%) MS Excel
2 584 (10.03%) MS Office
3 160 (2.75%) MS Visio
4 57 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 26 (0.45%) MS Project
6 9 (0.15%) AutoCAD
7 8 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 6 (0.10%) Revit
9 1 (0.017%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.017%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 39 (0.67%) assyst
2 36 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
2 36 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 30 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 11 (0.19%) Markit EDM
4 11 (0.19%) MultiFonds
4 11 (0.19%) thinkFolio
5 7 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (0.10%) RMDS
7 5 (0.086%) Infor M3
8 4 (0.069%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.069%) Sage 50
9 3 (0.052%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.052%) Hi Portfolio
9 3 (0.052%) JDE World
10 2 (0.034%) Line 500
10 2 (0.034%) Magento
10 2 (0.034%) Oracle ERP
10 2 (0.034%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 460 (7.90%) Office 365
2 264 (4.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 243 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
4 97 (1.67%) IaaS
5 56 (0.96%) SaaS
6 49 (0.84%) PaaS
7 45 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
8 39 (0.67%) Mimecast
9 19 (0.33%) Google Apps
10 12 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 10 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
12 6 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 6 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (0.10%) OneDrive
13 5 (0.086%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (0.086%) Yammer
14 4 (0.069%) GitHub
15 2 (0.034%) Google Cloud Platform
15 2 (0.034%) Nimbula
15 2 (0.034%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 4959 (85.13%) LAN
2 2798 (48.03%) Firewall
3 1589 (27.28%) VPN
4 1342 (23.04%) TCP/IP
5 1027 (17.63%) MPLS
6 1015 (17.42%) DNS
7 995 (17.08%) Wireless
8 980 (16.82%) VoIP
9 870 (14.94%) SAN
10 791 (13.58%) Network Security
11 768 (13.18%) DHCP
12 757 (13.00%) Cisco ASA
13 739 (12.69%) BGP
14 720 (12.36%) OSPF
15 500 (8.58%) VLAN
16 487 (8.36%) Internet
17 428 (7.35%) Cisco Nexus
18 415 (7.12%) EIGRP
19 361 (6.20%) SSL
20 338 (5.80%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 660 (11.33%) SQL Server
2 111 (1.91%) MySQL
3 74 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 51 (0.88%) Oracle Database
5 49 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
5 49 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
6 41 (0.70%) Relational Database
7 33 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
8 29 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 23 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 20 (0.34%) DB2
10 20 (0.34%) Hadoop
11 18 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
11 18 (0.31%) RDBMS
12 17 (0.29%) Big Data
12 17 (0.29%) NoSQL
13 16 (0.27%) OLAP
14 13 (0.22%) OLTP
14 13 (0.22%) Oracle OLAP
15 10 (0.17%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 47 (0.81%) JIRA
2 43 (0.74%) Jenkins
3 24 (0.41%) LoadRunner
4 22 (0.38%) Travis CI
5 18 (0.31%) Selenium
6 17 (0.29%) Cucumber
6 17 (0.29%) JUnit
6 17 (0.29%) SpecFlow
7 15 (0.26%) TestNG
8 11 (0.19%) Git (software)
8 11 (0.19%) Subversion
8 11 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 9 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (0.10%) Metasploit
11 5 (0.086%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (0.086%) Bugzilla
11 5 (0.086%) FogBugz
11 5 (0.086%) TeamCity
12 4 (0.069%) ClearCase
13 3 (0.052%) PeopleTools
General
1 808 (13.87%) Finance
2 678 (11.64%) Telecoms
3 195 (3.35%) Retail
4 171 (2.94%) Banking
5 116 (1.99%) Legal
6 113 (1.94%) Manufacturing
7 84 (1.44%) Marketing
8 77 (1.32%) Back Office
9 74 (1.27%) Law
10 58 (1.00%) Games
11 48 (0.82%) Advertising
12 46 (0.79%) Financial Institution
13 44 (0.76%) Investment Banking
14 43 (0.74%) Electronics
15 34 (0.58%) French Language
15 34 (0.58%) Publishing
16 24 (0.41%) German Language
17 17 (0.29%) Billing
18 16 (0.27%) Local Government
19 15 (0.26%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1498 (25.72%) Network Engineer
2 838 (14.39%) Analyst
3 703 (12.07%) Support Engineer
4 573 (9.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 515 (8.84%) Cisco Engineer
6 464 (7.97%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 409 (7.02%) Senior Network Engineer
8 319 (5.48%) Support Analyst
9 316 (5.42%) Architect
10 300 (5.15%) Consultant
11 294 (5.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 282 (4.84%) IT Engineer
13 272 (4.67%) IT Support
14 251 (4.31%) 2nd Line Support
15 244 (4.19%) Network Support
16 242 (4.15%) 3rd Line Support
17 227 (3.90%) Administrator
17 227 (3.90%) Network Analyst
18 221 (3.79%) Security Engineer
19 216 (3.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (2.35%) Web Services
2 122 (2.09%) 802.1X
3 72 (1.24%) .NET
4 56 (0.96%) Middleware
5 35 (0.60%) XML
6 32 (0.55%) XMPP
7 23 (0.39%) LAMP
8 17 (0.29%) JDBC
8 17 (0.29%) Regular Expression
9 14 (0.24%) HTML
10 13 (0.22%) FIX Protocol
11 11 (0.19%) CSS
11 11 (0.19%) Ruby on Rails
12 10 (0.17%) SOAP
13 9 (0.15%) Ultra Messaging
13 9 (0.15%) ZeroMQ
14 8 (0.14%) LAPP Stack
14 8 (0.14%) WAP
15 7 (0.12%) ActiveMQ
15 7 (0.12%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1069 (18.35%) Data Centre
2 325 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
3 252 (4.33%) Management Information System
4 170 (2.92%) Driving Licence
5 163 (2.80%) Computer Science
6 143 (2.45%) Video Conferencing
7 140 (2.40%) Blackberry
8 137 (2.35%) Replication
9 102 (1.75%) Clustering
10 95 (1.63%) IVR
11 86 (1.48%) Fat Client
11 86 (1.48%) Thin Client
12 77 (1.32%) iPad
13 69 (1.18%) Private Cloud
14 67 (1.15%) EqualLogic
14 67 (1.15%) iPhone
15 64 (1.10%) Statistics
16 61 (1.05%) Client/Server
17 56 (0.96%) Virtual Team
18 49 (0.84%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2472 (42.44%) Windows
2 1393 (23.91%) Windows Server
3 1047 (17.97%) Linux
4 831 (14.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 717 (12.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 538 (9.24%) Windows 7
7 289 (4.96%) Unix
8 262 (4.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 209 (3.59%) Windows 8
10 195 (3.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 188 (3.23%) Windows 10
12 123 (2.11%) Windows XP
13 111 (1.91%) Android
14 101 (1.73%) CentOS
15 88 (1.51%) Solaris
16 53 (0.91%) Windows Vista
17 52 (0.89%) Mac OS X
18 43 (0.74%) Ubuntu
19 31 (0.53%) Mac OS
20 25 (0.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1351 (23.19%) ITIL
2 457 (7.85%) Project Management
3 440 (7.55%) Network Design
4 436 (7.48%) Load Balancing
5 386 (6.63%) Disaster Recovery
6 365 (6.27%) Service Delivery
7 318 (5.46%) Network Monitoring
8 312 (5.36%) Presales
9 298 (5.12%) Network Management
10 295 (5.06%) Change Management
11 268 (4.60%) PRINCE2
12 244 (4.19%) High Availability
13 221 (3.79%) Service Management
14 206 (3.54%) Capacity Planning
15 200 (3.43%) Mentoring
16 192 (3.30%) Information Security
17 190 (3.26%) Change Control
18 181 (3.11%) Migration
19 180 (3.09%) Incident Management
20 175 (3.00%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 622 (10.68%) SQL
2 263 (4.52%) PowerShell
3 181 (3.11%) Python
4 127 (2.18%) C
5 123 (2.11%) Perl
6 122 (2.09%) Bash Shell
7 93 (1.60%) Ruby
8 86 (1.48%) Java
9 61 (1.05%) C#
10 49 (0.84%) Shell Script
11 46 (0.79%) C++
12 44 (0.76%) PHP
13 32 (0.55%) T-SQL
14 28 (0.48%) VB
15 25 (0.43%) JavaScript
16 20 (0.34%) VBScript
17 12 (0.21%) Tcl
18 10 (0.17%) VBA
19 7 (0.12%) XPath
20 5 (0.086%) Korn
Qualifications
1 2082 (35.74%) Cisco Certification
2 1341 (23.02%) CCNP
3 1289 (22.13%) CCNA
4 604 (10.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 467 (8.02%) Degree
6 413 (7.09%) CCIE
7 394 (6.76%) MCSE
8 385 (6.61%) Security Cleared
9 287 (4.93%) SC Cleared
10 240 (4.12%) MCSA
11 187 (3.21%) CCDP
12 183 (3.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 173 (2.97%) CCSA
14 152 (2.61%) MCITP
15 132 (2.27%) DV Cleared
16 130 (2.23%) CISSP
17 121 (2.08%) MCP
18 120 (2.06%) CCSE
19 119 (2.04%) JNCIA
20 114 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 523 (8.98%) SLA
2 224 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 122 (2.09%) PCI DSS
4 39 (0.67%) QA
5 26 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 16 (0.27%) ISO 9001
7 14 (0.24%) HIPAA
8 11 (0.19%) COBIT
9 9 (0.15%) DICOM
10 8 (0.14%) RMADS
11 4 (0.069%) SAS 70
12 3 (0.052%) Data Quality
12 3 (0.052%) PMBOK
13 2 (0.034%) GPG13
13 2 (0.034%) HL7
13 2 (0.034%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 2 (0.034%) ISO22301
13 2 (0.034%) ISO27002
14 1 (0.017%) ISO 14001
14 1 (0.017%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1695 (29.10%) Active Directory
2 1271 (21.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 576 (9.89%) Hyper-V
4 364 (6.25%) vSphere
5 302 (5.18%) XenApp
6 136 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
6 136 (2.33%) XenDesktop
7 134 (2.30%) Terminal Services
8 122 (2.09%) VMware ESX
9 91 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
10 70 (1.20%) XenServer
11 66 (1.13%) Xen
12 58 (1.00%) VMware Server
13 52 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
13 52 (0.89%) NFS
14 47 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
15 40 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 38 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
17 31 (0.53%) KVM
18 26 (0.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 215 (3.69%) SCCM
2 141 (2.42%) SCOM
3 133 (2.28%) Cisco CUCM
4 109 (1.87%) Puppet
5 81 (1.39%) FortiGate
6 79 (1.36%) Backup Exec
7 76 (1.30%) Cisco Prime
8 75 (1.29%) Nagios
9 71 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
10 61 (1.05%) Ansible
11 60 (1.03%) Cisco UCCX
12 54 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
13 49 (0.84%) Cacti
14 48 (0.82%) WSUS
15 38 (0.65%) Nessus
16 32 (0.55%) SolarWinds Orion
17 28 (0.48%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
18 26 (0.45%) AirWatch
19 25 (0.43%) SCVMM
20 24 (0.41%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 3238 (55.59%) Cisco
2 1810 (31.07%) VMware
3 1759 (30.20%) Microsoft
4 893 (15.33%) Juniper
5 831 (14.27%) Citrix
6 769 (13.20%) CheckPoint
7 646 (11.09%) HP
8 555 (9.53%) F5
9 341 (5.85%) SolarWinds
10 298 (5.12%) Avaya
11 295 (5.06%) Palo Alto
12 265 (4.55%) Oracle
13 259 (4.45%) Dell
14 251 (4.31%) NetApp
15 206 (3.54%) EMC
16 192 (3.30%) Red Hat
17 186 (3.19%) Fortinet
18 172 (2.95%) Riverbed
19 165 (2.83%) Mitel
20 141 (2.42%) IBM
City, London
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £52000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Premier IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
East London
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £50,000 per annum + £6,000 Car allowance
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £26000 - £35000 per annum + 20% London Allowance
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £50,000 per annum + £6,000 Car allowance
Posted: 13 hours ago
St. Neots, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 28,000
Posted: 21 hours ago
Prestwick, Ayrshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + 20% Shift Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £65,000 + Package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £65,000 + Package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £65,000 + Package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
VIQU
Salary: £45k - 55k per year
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-45,000 plus Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-55,000
Posted: 21 hours ago
Central London / West End
Plan-net
Salary: Unspecified competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £34000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Chassam Contract
Salary: £50,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Warwickshire
Montash
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 13 hours ago
West London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Package
Posted: 15 hours ago
Dartford, Kent
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + generous employee benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + generous package
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 15 hours ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago