Period
to 15 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for WAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited WAN over the 6 months to 15 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK > England
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 142 131 101
Rank change year-on-year -11 -30 -1
Permanent jobs citing WAN 3,645 4,365 5,287
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.40% 2.58% 2.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.97% 16.43% 17.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2,995 3,712 4,479
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65% -4.44%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £25,700
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -5.56%

WAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 22,823 26,569 30,514
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.05% 15.70% 16.92%
Number of salaries quoted 18,090 21,714 25,189
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in England

WAN
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WAN in England.

Salary trend for WAN in England

WAN
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in England over the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

Salary histogram for WAN in England

WAN
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the England region over the 6 months to 15 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -2 1,311 £52,500 -1.64% 139
South East -14 755 £45,000 +12.50% 97
North of England -16 586 £40,000 - 129
Midlands +25 478 £40,000 - 74
North West -14 335 £42,250 -1.74% 73
West Midlands +19 329 £41,500 +3.75% 45
East of England -8 323 £38,916 -18.07% 53
Yorkshire -22 215 £40,000 +6.67% 44
South West -5 210 £42,500 +13.33% 34
East Midlands +31 153 £38,500 +4.05% 29
North East -7 36 £31,250 -10.71% 12
WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, IT jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for WAN.

1 3,018 (82.80%) LAN
2 1,831 (50.23%) Cisco
3 1,744 (47.85%) Firewall
4 1,546 (42.41%) Windows
5 1,212 (33.25%) Microsoft
6 1,158 (31.77%) Active Directory
7 1,103 (30.26%) VMware
8 1,097 (30.10%) Cisco Certification
9 910 (24.97%) VPN
10 883 (24.22%) Windows Server
11 856 (23.48%) TCP/IP
12 826 (22.66%) CCNP
13 825 (22.63%) Data Centre
14 802 (22.00%) ITIL
15 762 (20.91%) VMware Infrastructure
16 746 (20.47%) Wireless
17 666 (18.27%) Office 365
18 639 (17.53%) MPLS
19 608 (16.68%) DNS
20 600 (16.46%) CheckPoint
21 599 (16.43%) Finance
22 583 (15.99%) Network Security
23 573 (15.72%) CCNA
24 551 (15.12%) BGP
25 534 (14.65%) Citrix
26 522 (14.32%) Microsoft Azure
27 508 (13.94%) OSPF
28 489 (13.42%) VoIP
29 476 (13.06%) Problem-Solving
30 473 (12.98%) DHCP

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 460 (12.62%) MS Exchange
2 163 (4.47%) SharePoint
3 154 (4.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 136 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2013
5 127 (3.48%) Skype for Business
6 95 (2.61%) IIS
7 60 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2007
8 52 (1.43%) Apache
9 35 (0.96%) CMS
10 29 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
11 26 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 25 (0.69%) Tomcat
13 24 (0.66%) nginx
14 23 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
15 19 (0.52%) OpenStack
16 16 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
16 16 (0.44%) IBM Notes
16 16 (0.44%) JBoss
16 16 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
17 13 (0.36%) Confluence
Applications
1 313 (8.59%) Microsoft Office
2 74 (2.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 60 (1.65%) MS Visio
4 45 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 30 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
7 4 (0.11%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.027%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.027%) EPLAN
8 1 (0.027%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 19 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.25%) Orchard Housing
4 6 (0.16%) Elite 3E
5 4 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.082%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.082%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.082%) Infor M3
6 3 (0.082%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.082%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.055%) Bankmaster
7 2 (0.055%) BASE24
7 2 (0.055%) JDE OneWorld
7 2 (0.055%) Lawson
8 1 (0.027%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.027%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.027%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.027%) Pegasus Opera
8 1 (0.027%) Primavera
8 1 (0.027%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 666 (18.27%) Office 365
2 522 (14.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 372 (10.21%) Amazon AWS
4 90 (2.47%) SaaS
5 81 (2.22%) IaaS
6 53 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
7 45 (1.23%) Mimecast
8 43 (1.18%) PaaS
9 33 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
10 28 (0.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 27 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
12 19 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
12 19 (0.52%) G Suite
13 18 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
14 16 (0.44%) Amazon S3
15 13 (0.36%) GitHub
16 11 (0.30%) Akamai
17 10 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 10 (0.27%) CloudFront
17 10 (0.27%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3,018 (82.80%) LAN
2 1,744 (47.85%) Firewall
3 910 (24.97%) VPN
4 856 (23.48%) TCP/IP
5 746 (20.47%) Wireless
6 639 (17.53%) MPLS
7 608 (16.68%) DNS
8 583 (15.99%) Network Security
9 551 (15.12%) BGP
10 508 (13.94%) OSPF
11 489 (13.42%) VoIP
12 473 (12.98%) DHCP
13 460 (12.62%) Wi-Fi
14 430 (11.80%) SAN
15 408 (11.19%) VLAN
16 390 (10.70%) Cisco ASA
17 383 (10.51%) Cisco Nexus
18 316 (8.67%) WLAN
19 242 (6.64%) Ethernet
20 237 (6.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 261 (7.16%) SQL Server
2 47 (1.29%) MySQL
2 47 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 39 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
4 32 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 26 (0.71%) Big Data
6 25 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
7 18 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
8 16 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
9 15 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
10 13 (0.36%) Hadoop
10 13 (0.36%) Oracle Database
11 12 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (0.30%) Relational Database
13 9 (0.25%) Crystal Reports
13 9 (0.25%) NoSQL
14 8 (0.22%) MS Access
14 8 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 6 (0.16%) Apache Cassandra
15 6 (0.16%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 48 (1.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 41 (1.12%) Jenkins
3 26 (0.71%) JIRA
4 10 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 10 (0.27%) PEAR
4 10 (0.27%) Sonatype Nexus
5 8 (0.22%) Git (software)
6 6 (0.16%) InstallShield
7 5 (0.14%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.082%) Hudson
8 3 (0.082%) Metasploit
8 3 (0.082%) MSI
9 2 (0.055%) AdminStudio
9 2 (0.055%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.027%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.027%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.027%) Subversion
10 1 (0.027%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.027%) TortoiseSVN
10 1 (0.027%) WiX
General
1 599 (16.43%) Finance
2 363 (9.96%) Telecoms
3 242 (6.64%) Retail
4 212 (5.82%) Banking
5 73 (2.00%) Legal
6 72 (1.98%) Law
7 63 (1.73%) Marketing
8 61 (1.67%) Investment Banking
9 45 (1.23%) Advertising
10 42 (1.15%) Back Office
11 36 (0.99%) Manufacturing
12 29 (0.80%) Front Office
13 28 (0.77%) Financial Institution
14 27 (0.74%) French Language
15 22 (0.60%) Publishing
16 19 (0.52%) German Language
16 19 (0.52%) Italian Language
17 15 (0.41%) Billing
18 14 (0.38%) Multimedia
19 11 (0.30%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 888 (24.36%) Network Engineer
2 551 (15.12%) Analyst
3 380 (10.43%) Support Engineer
4 341 (9.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 340 (9.33%) Architect
6 227 (6.23%) IT Support
7 220 (6.04%) Cisco Engineer
8 211 (5.79%) Support Analyst
9 186 (5.10%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 177 (4.86%) Senior Network Engineer
11 172 (4.72%) Security Engineer
12 163 (4.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 155 (4.25%) 2nd Line Support
13 155 (4.25%) IT Engineer
14 150 (4.12%) Consultant
15 136 (3.73%) 3rd Line Support
15 136 (3.73%) Solutions Architect
16 131 (3.59%) Network Manager
17 123 (3.37%) IT Manager
18 120 (3.29%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (1.76%) 802.1X
2 51 (1.40%) Web Services
3 44 (1.21%) Middleware
4 25 (0.69%) HTML
4 25 (0.69%) XMPP
5 23 (0.63%) LDAP
6 21 (0.58%) .NET
7 17 (0.47%) FIX Protocol
8 13 (0.36%) LAMP
9 12 (0.33%) CSS
10 11 (0.30%) LEMP Stack
11 10 (0.27%) COM
11 10 (0.27%) RabbitMQ
12 9 (0.25%) JSON
13 7 (0.19%) Flash
13 7 (0.19%) XML
14 6 (0.16%) Ajax
15 5 (0.14%) AngularJS
15 5 (0.14%) J2EE
15 5 (0.14%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 825 (22.63%) Data Centre
2 296 (8.12%) Analytical Skills
3 223 (6.12%) Self-Motivation
4 150 (4.12%) Management Information System
5 149 (4.09%) Computer Science
6 133 (3.65%) Driving Licence
7 120 (3.29%) Video Conferencing
8 79 (2.17%) Virtual Team
9 65 (1.78%) Clustering
10 64 (1.76%) Public Cloud
11 56 (1.54%) Replication
12 46 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
13 44 (1.21%) NHS
14 43 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
15 42 (1.15%) Private Cloud
16 41 (1.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 40 (1.10%) Fintech
18 37 (1.02%) Hedge funds
19 35 (0.96%) Cyberthreat
20 33 (0.91%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1,546 (42.41%) Windows
2 883 (24.22%) Windows Server
3 467 (12.81%) Linux
4 426 (11.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 412 (11.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 337 (9.25%) Windows 10
7 312 (8.56%) Windows 7
8 123 (3.37%) Unix
9 116 (3.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 94 (2.58%) Windows 8
11 86 (2.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 45 (1.23%) CentOS
13 40 (1.10%) Android
14 33 (0.91%) Windows XP
15 30 (0.82%) Mac OS X
16 28 (0.77%) Apple iOS
17 26 (0.71%) Mac OS
17 26 (0.71%) Solaris
18 21 (0.58%) AIX
19 15 (0.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 802 (22.00%) ITIL
2 476 (13.06%) Problem-Solving
3 468 (12.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 318 (8.72%) Project Management
5 285 (7.82%) Network Management
6 256 (7.02%) Service Management
7 252 (6.91%) Information Security
8 248 (6.80%) Presales
9 246 (6.75%) Service Delivery
10 245 (6.72%) Load Balancing
11 240 (6.58%) Disaster Recovery
12 235 (6.45%) Network Design
13 233 (6.39%) Incident Management
14 201 (5.51%) Network Monitoring
15 182 (4.99%) Mentoring
16 169 (4.64%) Agile Software Development
17 165 (4.53%) Kalman Filter
18 162 (4.44%) Root Cause Analysis
19 151 (4.14%) Migration
20 148 (4.06%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 320 (8.78%) SQL
2 262 (7.19%) PowerShell
3 239 (6.56%) Python
4 78 (2.14%) Perl
5 73 (2.00%) Bash Shell
6 67 (1.84%) C
7 35 (0.96%) Shell Script
8 30 (0.82%) Ruby
9 29 (0.80%) T-SQL
10 28 (0.77%) Java
10 28 (0.77%) VBScript
11 26 (0.71%) PHP
12 20 (0.55%) VB
13 15 (0.41%) C#
13 15 (0.41%) Korn
14 10 (0.27%) Bourne shell
14 10 (0.27%) JavaScript
15 8 (0.22%) R
16 6 (0.16%) C++
17 5 (0.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1,097 (30.10%) Cisco Certification
2 826 (22.66%) CCNP
3 573 (15.72%) CCNA
4 353 (9.68%) Degree
5 314 (8.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 223 (6.12%) MCSE
7 217 (5.95%) CCIE
8 169 (4.64%) Security Cleared
9 138 (3.79%) MCSA
10 120 (3.29%) SC Cleared
11 91 (2.50%) MCP
12 89 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
13 85 (2.33%) CCDP
14 84 (2.30%) CISSP
15 79 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
16 72 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 60 (1.65%) DV Cleared
18 55 (1.51%) CCSA
19 48 (1.32%) MCITP
20 42 (1.15%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 332 (9.11%) SLA
2 134 (3.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 81 (2.22%) PCI DSS
4 67 (1.84%) GDPR
5 40 (1.10%) PMO
6 33 (0.91%) Cyber Essentials
7 28 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 19 (0.52%) COBIT
8 19 (0.52%) QA
9 16 (0.44%) SAS 70
10 13 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 13 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 12 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 7 (0.19%) ISO 22301
12 7 (0.19%) ISO 9001
13 5 (0.14%) PMBOK
14 4 (0.11%) Data Quality
15 2 (0.055%) Basel III
15 2 (0.055%) NIST 800
15 2 (0.055%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1,158 (31.77%) Active Directory
2 762 (20.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 411 (11.28%) Hyper-V
4 119 (3.26%) XenApp
5 109 (2.99%) vSphere
6 100 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
7 84 (2.30%) XenDesktop
8 83 (2.28%) Virtual Machines
9 73 (2.00%) Terminal Services
10 62 (1.70%) Virtual Servers
11 33 (0.91%) VMware NSX
12 32 (0.88%) VMware Server
13 30 (0.82%) Docker
14 27 (0.74%) Firmware
15 23 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
16 22 (0.60%) ProxySG
17 17 (0.47%) DFS Replication
17 17 (0.47%) XenServer
18 13 (0.36%) Xen
19 12 (0.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 158 (4.33%) SCCM
2 120 (3.29%) Cisco Prime
3 118 (3.24%) Nagios
4 87 (2.39%) Ansible
5 82 (2.25%) Cisco CUCM
6 70 (1.92%) Puppet
7 67 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
8 56 (1.54%) SCOM
9 55 (1.51%) Stealthwatch
10 54 (1.48%) FortiGate
11 44 (1.21%) WSUS
12 43 (1.18%) Backup Exec
13 42 (1.15%) Cisco LMS
13 42 (1.15%) Opsview
13 42 (1.15%) Terraform
14 31 (0.85%) Cisco UCCX
15 27 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
16 23 (0.63%) Kubernetes
16 23 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
16 23 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1,831 (50.23%) Cisco
2 1,212 (33.25%) Microsoft
3 1,103 (30.26%) VMware
4 600 (16.46%) CheckPoint
5 534 (14.65%) Citrix
6 434 (11.91%) Juniper
7 332 (9.11%) HP
8 327 (8.97%) SolarWinds
9 309 (8.48%) F5
10 259 (7.11%) Palo Alto
11 200 (5.49%) Fortinet
12 182 (4.99%) Meraki
13 176 (4.83%) Riverbed
14 133 (3.65%) Avaya
15 130 (3.57%) NetApp
16 123 (3.37%) Dell
17 114 (3.13%) Red Hat
18 111 (3.05%) Veeam
19 95 (2.61%) Oracle
20 94 (2.58%) McAfee