Period
to 30 May 2020

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 30 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK > England
6 months to
30 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 122 109 145
Rank change year-on-year -13 +36 -23
Permanent jobs citing WAN 2,169 3,981 3,854
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 2.62% 2.99% 2.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.55% 18.95% 15.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1,817 3,174 3,321
Median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.11% -4.26% +4.44%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £46,056
% change year-on-year - -2.29% +2.35%

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 12,361 21,009 24,505
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.96% 15.80% 15.17%
Number of salaries quoted 9,775 15,958 19,601
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.38% -1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +7.53% +1.09% +2.22%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for WAN in England

WAN
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing WAN in England.

Salary trend for WAN in England

WAN
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing WAN in England over the 6 months to 30 May 2020.

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 30 May 2020. 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 -18 778 £55,000 +4.76% 26
South East +5 458 £45,000 - 27
North of England -47 340 £41,500 -2.35% 31
Midlands -4 226 £44,000 +3.53% 28
East of England +56 180 £45,000 +38.46% 9
South West +12 180 £35,000 -17.65% 10
North West +1 177 £41,500 -5.68% 21
West Midlands -1 150 £45,000 +5.88% 21
Yorkshire -56 127 £45,000 +12.50% 7
East Midlands +18 76 £37,500 +7.14% 7
North East -19 36 £37,500 -11.76% 3
WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 30 May 2020, 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 1,745 (80.45%) LAN
2 1,146 (52.84%) Cisco
3 1,113 (51.31%) Firewall
4 766 (35.32%) Windows
5 717 (33.06%) Cisco Certification
6 670 (30.89%) Microsoft
7 613 (28.26%) VMware
8 587 (27.06%) Active Directory
9 549 (25.31%) Office 365
10 546 (25.17%) VPN
11 465 (21.44%) Azure
12 446 (20.56%) TCP/IP
13 444 (20.47%) CCNP
14 439 (20.24%) Data Centre
15 415 (19.13%) Wireless
16 407 (18.76%) MPLS
17 405 (18.67%) Windows Server
18 401 (18.49%) DNS
19 393 (18.12%) ITIL
20 391 (18.03%) BGP
21 390 (17.98%) VMware Infrastructure
22 368 (16.97%) CCNA
23 358 (16.51%) DHCP
24 331 (15.26%) Network Security
25 321 (14.80%) OSPF
26 298 (13.74%) Juniper
27 288 (13.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
28 287 (13.23%) VoIP
29 286 (13.19%) Problem-Solving
30 284 (13.09%) Finance

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
1 199 (9.17%) MS Exchange
2 99 (4.56%) SharePoint
3 73 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2013
4 65 (3.00%) Skype for Business
5 51 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 49 (2.26%) IIS
7 23 (1.06%) CMS
8 14 (0.65%) OpenStack
9 8 (0.37%) Apache
9 8 (0.37%) JBoss
10 5 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.18%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.092%) Confluence
12 2 (0.092%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.092%) NetWeaver
12 2 (0.092%) Sitefinity
12 2 (0.092%) WordPress
13 1 (0.046%) LiveLink
13 1 (0.046%) WebSphere
Applications
1 215 (9.91%) Microsoft Office
2 62 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 36 (1.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (1.06%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.18%) assyst
5 4 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.18%) Sage CRM
5 4 (0.18%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.14%) Exchequer
7 2 (0.092%) Sage 50
7 2 (0.092%) Shopify
8 1 (0.046%) Elite 3E
8 1 (0.046%) Infor CloudSuite
8 1 (0.046%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.046%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 549 (25.31%) Office 365
2 465 (21.44%) Azure
3 240 (11.07%) AWS
4 56 (2.58%) SaaS
5 54 (2.49%) Azure Active Directory
6 46 (2.12%) IaaS
7 37 (1.71%) GCP
8 34 (1.57%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 33 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
10 32 (1.48%) G Suite
10 32 (1.48%) Mimecast
11 26 (1.20%) PaaS
12 20 (0.92%) OneDrive
13 13 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
14 11 (0.51%) Cloudflare
15 10 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 8 (0.37%) Power Platform
17 7 (0.32%) OpenShift
18 6 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
19 5 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 1,745 (80.45%) LAN
2 1,113 (51.31%) Firewall
3 546 (25.17%) VPN
4 446 (20.56%) TCP/IP
5 415 (19.13%) Wireless
6 407 (18.76%) MPLS
7 401 (18.49%) DNS
8 391 (18.03%) BGP
9 358 (16.51%) DHCP
10 331 (15.26%) Network Security
11 321 (14.80%) OSPF
12 287 (13.23%) VoIP
13 281 (12.96%) VLAN
14 268 (12.36%) Wi-Fi
15 249 (11.48%) Cisco ASA
16 220 (10.14%) SAN
17 197 (9.08%) Internet
17 197 (9.08%) WLAN
18 158 (7.28%) Cisco Nexus
19 119 (5.49%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (5.95%) SQL Server
2 27 (1.24%) MySQL
3 20 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (0.51%) Big Data
6 10 (0.46%) Oracle Database
7 8 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
7 8 (0.37%) NoSQL
8 7 (0.32%) Power BI
8 7 (0.32%) SQL Server 2017
9 6 (0.28%) Blockchain
9 6 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (0.23%) Amazon Aurora
10 5 (0.23%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.23%) Redis
10 5 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.18%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (0.14%) DB2
13 2 (0.092%) Crystal Reports
13 2 (0.092%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (1.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 10 (0.46%) Git (software)
3 7 (0.32%) JIRA
4 3 (0.14%) Subversion
5 2 (0.092%) Artifactory
5 2 (0.092%) Gradle
5 2 (0.092%) Metasploit
5 2 (0.092%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.046%) GitLab
6 1 (0.046%) Jenkins
General
1 284 (13.09%) Finance
2 169 (7.79%) Telecoms
3 84 (3.87%) Retail
4 54 (2.49%) Public Sector
5 42 (1.94%) Law
6 39 (1.80%) Banking
7 38 (1.75%) Legal
8 24 (1.11%) Marketing
9 21 (0.97%) Manufacturing
10 17 (0.78%) Aerospace
10 17 (0.78%) Financial Institution
11 16 (0.74%) Military
12 12 (0.55%) Japanese Language
13 11 (0.51%) Front Office
14 10 (0.46%) Back Office
14 10 (0.46%) French Language
15 9 (0.41%) Investment Banking
15 9 (0.41%) Police
16 8 (0.37%) Automotive
16 8 (0.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 674 (31.07%) Network Engineer
2 222 (10.24%) Support Engineer
3 220 (10.14%) Senior Network Engineer
4 201 (9.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 200 (9.22%) Analyst
6 167 (7.70%) IT Support
7 130 (5.99%) IT Engineer
8 127 (5.86%) Architect
9 120 (5.53%) Cisco Engineer
10 114 (5.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 107 (4.93%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 101 (4.66%) 2nd Line Support
13 94 (4.33%) Consultant
14 90 (4.15%) Support Analyst
15 88 (4.06%) 3rd Line Support
16 79 (3.64%) IT Support Engineer
17 73 (3.37%) IT Manager
18 65 (3.00%) Network Consultant
18 65 (3.00%) Security Engineer
19 64 (2.95%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (2.35%) 802.1X
2 29 (1.34%) LDAP
3 24 (1.11%) REST
4 12 (0.55%) XMPP
5 10 (0.46%) .NET
5 10 (0.46%) Middleware
6 9 (0.41%) Web Services
7 7 (0.32%) AngularJS
7 7 (0.32%) ASP.NET
7 7 (0.32%) CSS
7 7 (0.32%) Node.js
7 7 (0.32%) React
7 7 (0.32%) WCF
7 7 (0.32%) WPF
7 7 (0.32%) XML
8 5 (0.23%) HTML
8 5 (0.23%) Jinja
8 5 (0.23%) SOAP
9 4 (0.18%) LAMP
9 4 (0.18%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 439 (20.24%) Data Centre
2 133 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
3 128 (5.90%) Management Information System
4 99 (4.56%) Self-Motivation
5 89 (4.10%) Video Conferencing
6 60 (2.77%) Hybrid Cloud
7 54 (2.49%) Public Cloud
8 47 (2.17%) Driving Licence
9 31 (1.43%) Client/Server
9 31 (1.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 29 (1.34%) Clustering
11 27 (1.24%) PKI
12 25 (1.15%) Replication
13 24 (1.11%) Private Cloud
14 21 (0.97%) Enterprise Storage
14 21 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
15 20 (0.92%) CCTV
16 18 (0.83%) iPad
17 17 (0.78%) Mobile App
18 14 (0.65%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 766 (35.32%) Windows
2 405 (18.67%) Windows Server
3 239 (11.02%) Windows 10
4 228 (10.51%) Linux
5 176 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 170 (7.84%) Windows 7
7 150 (6.92%) Windows Server 2016
8 110 (5.07%) Windows Server 2008
9 57 (2.63%) Unix
10 49 (2.26%) Android
11 48 (2.21%) Windows Server 2019
12 45 (2.07%) Apple iOS
13 42 (1.94%) Windows 8
14 33 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
15 30 (1.38%) Mac OS X
16 25 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 20 (0.92%) Mac OS
18 10 (0.46%) CentOS
19 6 (0.28%) Ubuntu
20 4 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 393 (18.12%) ITIL
2 288 (13.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 286 (13.19%) Problem-Solving
4 174 (8.02%) Load Balancing
4 174 (8.02%) Project Delivery
5 160 (7.38%) Network Design
6 145 (6.69%) Project Management
7 141 (6.50%) Network Monitoring
8 135 (6.22%) Disaster Recovery
9 133 (6.13%) Service Delivery
10 123 (5.67%) Change Management
11 118 (5.44%) Incident Management
12 111 (5.12%) Agile Software Development
13 106 (4.89%) Presales
14 100 (4.61%) Cybersecurity
15 97 (4.47%) Mentoring
16 92 (4.24%) Information Security
17 88 (4.06%) Migration
17 88 (4.06%) Network Architecture
18 82 (3.78%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 173 (7.98%) SQL
2 119 (5.49%) PowerShell
3 90 (4.15%) Python
4 22 (1.01%) C#
5 21 (0.97%) VBScript
6 20 (0.92%) C
7 16 (0.74%) Bash Shell
7 16 (0.74%) Perl
8 15 (0.69%) JavaScript
9 13 (0.60%) Shell Script
10 11 (0.51%) Ada
11 10 (0.46%) PHP
12 9 (0.41%) C++
13 8 (0.37%) Assembly Language
14 7 (0.32%) TypeScript
14 7 (0.32%) VBA
15 5 (0.23%) Java
16 3 (0.14%) VB
17 2 (0.092%) Java 8
17 2 (0.092%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 717 (33.06%) Cisco Certification
2 444 (20.47%) CCNP
3 368 (16.97%) CCNA
4 193 (8.90%) Degree
5 172 (7.93%) Microsoft Certification
6 144 (6.64%) CCIE
7 141 (6.50%) Security Cleared
8 133 (6.13%) MCSE
9 104 (4.79%) SC Cleared
10 68 (3.14%) CCDP
11 53 (2.44%) MCSA
12 52 (2.40%) DV Cleared
13 49 (2.26%) MCP
14 45 (2.07%) JNCIA
15 40 (1.84%) JNCIP
16 38 (1.75%) CCIE Routing and Switching
17 37 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
18 33 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
19 32 (1.48%) JNCIS
20 28 (1.29%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 233 (10.74%) SLA
2 68 (3.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (1.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 17 (0.78%) GDPR
5 16 (0.74%) PCI DSS
6 15 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials
7 11 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 10 (0.46%) ISO 22301
9 7 (0.32%) PMO
10 6 (0.28%) NCSC
10 6 (0.28%) NIST
11 5 (0.23%) QA
12 4 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 4 (0.18%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.18%) NIST 800
13 3 (0.14%) Data Quality
14 2 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 1 (0.046%) COBIT
15 1 (0.046%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 1 (0.046%) ITGC
System Software
1 587 (27.06%) Active Directory
2 390 (17.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 195 (8.99%) Hyper-V
4 70 (3.23%) vSphere
5 68 (3.14%) VMware ESXi
6 56 (2.58%) XenApp
7 51 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
8 39 (1.80%) VMware NSX
9 35 (1.61%) XenDesktop
10 34 (1.57%) Docker
11 28 (1.29%) Virtual Servers
12 26 (1.20%) VMware Workstation
13 25 (1.15%) Terminal Services
13 25 (1.15%) Virtual Desktop
14 18 (0.83%) Firmware
15 9 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 9 (0.41%) vCloud
16 8 (0.37%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 7 (0.32%) ProxySG
18 6 (0.28%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 156 (7.19%) SCCM
2 68 (3.14%) Ansible
3 65 (3.00%) FortiGate
4 45 (2.07%) SCOM
5 44 (2.03%) WSUS
6 40 (1.84%) Terraform
6 40 (1.84%) vCenter Server
7 39 (1.80%) Cisco Prime
8 37 (1.71%) Kubernetes
9 34 (1.57%) Cisco CUCM
10 29 (1.34%) Backup Exec
10 29 (1.34%) Single Sign-On
11 23 (1.06%) Puppet
12 21 (0.97%) Microsoft Intune
13 15 (0.69%) Cisco UCCX
14 12 (0.55%) Nagios
15 11 (0.51%) Opsgenie
15 11 (0.51%) SolarWinds Orion
16 10 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
16 10 (0.46%) Observium
Vendors
1 1,146 (52.84%) Cisco
2 670 (30.89%) Microsoft
3 613 (28.26%) VMware
4 298 (13.74%) Juniper
5 261 (12.03%) CheckPoint
6 247 (11.39%) Palo Alto
7 233 (10.74%) Citrix
8 205 (9.45%) Meraki
9 175 (8.07%) HP
10 169 (7.79%) F5
11 116 (5.35%) SolarWinds
12 113 (5.21%) Fortinet
13 82 (3.78%) Veeam
14 69 (3.18%) Aruba
15 53 (2.44%) Riverbed
16 52 (2.40%) Apple
17 50 (2.31%) NetApp
18 47 (2.17%) Avaya
19 46 (2.12%) Infoblox
20 45 (2.07%) Dell