Period
to 14 September 2019

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 14 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK > England
6 months to
14 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 95 143 127
Rank change year-on-year +48 -16 -18
Permanent jobs citing WAN 4,242 3,681 4,467
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 3.26% 2.35% 2.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.61% 15.60% 16.74%
Number of salaries quoted 3,102 3,041 3,823
England median annual salary £42,915 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.63% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,500 £25,050
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +3.45%

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 20,585 23,602 26,691
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.80% 15.08% 16.02%
Number of salaries quoted 15,667 18,847 21,764
England median annual salary £45,972 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.22% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +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 14 September 2019.

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 14 September 2019. 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 +22 1,234 £50,000 -4.76% 138
North of England +80 1,116 £40,586 +1.46% 136
South East +30 810 £45,000 - 157
Yorkshire +96 770 £40,000 +6.67% 54
Midlands +28 504 £41,500 +3.75% 98
West Midlands +14 334 £42,500 +6.25% 59
South West +54 325 £40,000 +2.56% 40
North West +3 308 £42,500 +6.25% 72
East of England +36 249 £36,500 -18.89% 49
East Midlands +14 170 £32,500 -18.75% 39
North East +31 38 £34,000 +13.33% 10
WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 14 September 2019, 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 3,057 (72.07%) LAN
2 2,220 (52.33%) Cisco
3 2,183 (51.46%) Firewall
4 1,811 (42.69%) Cisco Certification
5 1,451 (34.21%) Windows
6 1,440 (33.95%) CCNP
7 1,225 (28.88%) Microsoft
8 1,205 (28.41%) Active Directory
9 1,104 (26.03%) VPN
10 1,098 (25.88%) CCNA
11 1,081 (25.48%) MPLS
12 1,022 (24.09%) DNS
13 987 (23.27%) Network Security
14 967 (22.80%) VMware
15 886 (20.89%) Windows Server
16 863 (20.34%) Office 365
16 863 (20.34%) ITIL
17 854 (20.13%) Linux
18 794 (18.72%) BGP
19 782 (18.43%) OSPF
20 768 (18.10%) TCP/IP
21 743 (17.52%) Azure
22 737 (17.37%) Data Centre
23 723 (17.04%) Wireless
24 696 (16.41%) Cisco ASA
25 685 (16.15%) VMware Infrastructure
26 634 (14.95%) Network Design
27 600 (14.14%) Cisco Nexus
28 579 (13.65%) DHCP
29 570 (13.44%) Service Delivery

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
1 517 (12.19%) MS Exchange
2 201 (4.74%) Skype for Business
3 199 (4.69%) SharePoint
4 145 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2013
5 106 (2.50%) IIS
6 103 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2010
7 46 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
8 29 (0.68%) Apache
9 25 (0.59%) IBM Notes
10 24 (0.57%) OpenStack
11 21 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
12 12 (0.28%) SAS
13 11 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
14 10 (0.24%) Tomcat
15 9 (0.21%) JBoss
16 7 (0.17%) IBM Domino
17 6 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
17 6 (0.14%) MS Project Server
17 6 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
18 5 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 476 (11.22%) Microsoft Office
2 109 (2.57%) MS Visio
3 65 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
4 54 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 21 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.047%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.024%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.024%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 20 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 11 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.21%) Exchequer
4 7 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.17%) Q-Pulse
4 7 (0.17%) Sage CRM
5 4 (0.094%) Cisco SocialMiner
5 4 (0.094%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.094%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.071%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.047%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.047%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.024%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.024%) Magento
8 1 (0.024%) Pegasus Opera
8 1 (0.024%) Sage 1000
8 1 (0.024%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.024%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 863 (20.34%) Office 365
2 743 (17.52%) Azure
3 467 (11.01%) AWS
4 142 (3.35%) IaaS
5 83 (1.96%) PaaS
5 83 (1.96%) SaaS
6 55 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
7 50 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
8 46 (1.08%) G Suite
9 42 (0.99%) GCP
10 35 (0.83%) OneDrive
11 29 (0.68%) Mimecast
12 25 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
13 24 (0.57%) OpenShift
14 21 (0.50%) IBM Cloud
15 18 (0.42%) SoftLayer
16 14 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
16 14 (0.33%) Power Platform
17 12 (0.28%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 12 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3,057 (72.07%) LAN
2 2,183 (51.46%) Firewall
3 1,104 (26.03%) VPN
4 1,081 (25.48%) MPLS
5 1,022 (24.09%) DNS
6 987 (23.27%) Network Security
7 794 (18.72%) BGP
8 782 (18.43%) OSPF
9 768 (18.10%) TCP/IP
10 723 (17.04%) Wireless
11 696 (16.41%) Cisco ASA
12 600 (14.14%) Cisco Nexus
13 579 (13.65%) DHCP
14 487 (11.48%) VoIP
15 472 (11.13%) IPsec
16 467 (11.01%) Internet
17 378 (8.91%) SMTP
18 372 (8.77%) NetScaler
19 369 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
20 367 (8.65%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 225 (5.30%) SQL Server
2 43 (1.01%) MySQL
3 37 (0.87%) DB2
4 24 (0.57%) Blockchain
5 17 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
6 16 (0.38%) MongoDB
7 15 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
8 12 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
9 11 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (0.21%) Oracle Database
10 9 (0.21%) SQL Server 2005
11 8 (0.19%) SQL Server 2016
11 8 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
12 7 (0.17%) SQL Server 2017
13 6 (0.14%) NoSQL
14 5 (0.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 5 (0.12%) Crystal Reports
14 5 (0.12%) Hadoop
15 4 (0.094%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 38 (0.90%) MSI
2 20 (0.47%) Git (software)
2 20 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 17 (0.40%) Subversion
4 13 (0.31%) Jenkins
5 9 (0.21%) JIRA
6 7 (0.17%) Hudson
6 7 (0.17%) Visual Studio
6 7 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (0.12%) Travis CI
8 4 (0.094%) InstallShield
9 3 (0.071%) Axure RP
9 3 (0.071%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.047%) AdminStudio
10 2 (0.047%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.047%) GitLab
10 2 (0.047%) JMeter
10 2 (0.047%) Selenium
11 1 (0.024%) Appium
11 1 (0.024%) Calabash
General
1 438 (10.33%) Finance
2 411 (9.69%) Telecoms
3 207 (4.88%) Public Sector
4 178 (4.20%) Retail
5 82 (1.93%) Banking
6 81 (1.91%) Manufacturing
7 58 (1.37%) Law
8 51 (1.20%) Legal
9 43 (1.01%) Marketing
10 28 (0.66%) Aerospace
11 24 (0.57%) Back Office
12 22 (0.52%) Financial Institution
12 22 (0.52%) German Language
13 19 (0.45%) French Language
13 19 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
14 14 (0.33%) Front Office
15 13 (0.31%) Italian Language
16 12 (0.28%) Games
17 11 (0.26%) Police
17 11 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,399 (32.98%) Network Engineer
2 544 (12.82%) Analyst
3 364 (8.58%) Support Engineer
4 359 (8.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 352 (8.30%) Security Engineer
6 342 (8.06%) Architect
7 337 (7.94%) Network Security Engineer
8 336 (7.92%) Cisco Engineer
9 315 (7.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 266 (6.27%) IT Support
11 254 (5.99%) Consultant
12 248 (5.85%) Senior Network Engineer
13 223 (5.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 215 (5.07%) IT Engineer
15 213 (5.02%) Support Analyst
16 195 (4.60%) Cisco Security Engineer
17 179 (4.22%) 2nd Line Support
18 153 (3.61%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 142 (3.35%) Network Architect
20 127 (2.99%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (1.65%) Web Services
2 64 (1.51%) LDAP
3 42 (0.99%) JSON
4 40 (0.94%) 802.1X
5 30 (0.71%) .NET
6 26 (0.61%) XML
7 24 (0.57%) SOAP
8 18 (0.42%) FIX Protocol
9 16 (0.38%) LAMP
10 14 (0.33%) XMPP
11 13 (0.31%) YAML
12 12 (0.28%) Middleware
13 10 (0.24%) HTML
14 9 (0.21%) SAML
15 6 (0.14%) COM
16 5 (0.12%) CSS
16 5 (0.12%) Kafka
16 5 (0.12%) Node.js
16 5 (0.12%) React
17 4 (0.094%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 737 (17.37%) Data Centre
2 526 (12.40%) Management Information System
3 265 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 195 (4.60%) Self-Motivation
5 126 (2.97%) Driving Licence
6 97 (2.29%) Public Cloud
7 85 (2.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 72 (1.70%) Video Conferencing
9 70 (1.65%) Clustering
10 68 (1.60%) Replication
11 63 (1.49%) PKI
12 57 (1.34%) iPhone
13 52 (1.23%) Fat Client
13 52 (1.23%) Thin Client
14 47 (1.11%) Smartphone
15 40 (0.94%) Mobile Computing
16 38 (0.90%) Private Cloud
17 37 (0.87%) CMDB
18 35 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
19 32 (0.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1,451 (34.21%) Windows
2 886 (20.89%) Windows Server
3 854 (20.13%) Linux
4 466 (10.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 426 (10.04%) Windows 10
6 425 (10.02%) Unix
7 330 (7.78%) Windows 7
8 295 (6.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 101 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
10 99 (2.33%) Windows 8
11 83 (1.96%) Android
12 55 (1.30%) Mac OS X
13 43 (1.01%) Apple iOS
14 40 (0.94%) CentOS
15 37 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 31 (0.73%) Ubuntu
17 24 (0.57%) Windows XP
18 18 (0.42%) Windows Vista
19 16 (0.38%) Solaris
20 12 (0.28%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 863 (20.34%) ITIL
2 634 (14.95%) Network Design
3 570 (13.44%) Service Delivery
4 542 (12.78%) Network Management
5 466 (10.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 431 (10.16%) Change Control
7 424 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
8 398 (9.38%) Presales
9 365 (8.60%) Product Management
10 285 (6.72%) Project Management
11 268 (6.32%) Migration
12 245 (5.78%) Project Delivery
13 233 (5.49%) Load Balancing
14 231 (5.45%) Network Monitoring
15 226 (5.33%) Change Management
16 224 (5.28%) IT Strategy
17 213 (5.02%) Cybersecurity
18 209 (4.93%) Mentoring
19 186 (4.38%) Disaster Recovery
20 182 (4.29%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 404 (9.52%) Python
2 375 (8.84%) Bash Shell
3 328 (7.73%) Perl
4 310 (7.31%) SQL
5 191 (4.50%) PowerShell
6 37 (0.87%) C
7 36 (0.85%) Shell Script
8 32 (0.75%) Java
9 27 (0.64%) JavaScript
10 24 (0.57%) C++
11 10 (0.24%) C#
12 7 (0.17%) VB.NET
13 6 (0.14%) PHP
13 6 (0.14%) Ruby
13 6 (0.14%) Scala
14 4 (0.094%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.071%) VB
16 1 (0.024%) Fortran
16 1 (0.024%) Korn
16 1 (0.024%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1,811 (42.69%) Cisco Certification
2 1,440 (33.95%) CCNP
3 1,098 (25.88%) CCNA
4 424 (10.00%) Degree
5 281 (6.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 234 (5.52%) CCIE
7 218 (5.14%) Security Cleared
8 189 (4.46%) MCSE
9 174 (4.10%) CCDP
10 110 (2.59%) SC Cleared
11 109 (2.57%) CCSA
12 97 (2.29%) MCSA
13 95 (2.24%) MCP
14 85 (2.00%) JNCIP
15 80 (1.89%) CCSE
16 75 (1.77%) DV Cleared
17 70 (1.65%) JNCIA
18 68 (1.60%) JNCIS
19 62 (1.46%) Check Point Certification
20 57 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 476 (11.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 381 (8.98%) ISO 9001
3 286 (6.74%) SLA
4 61 (1.44%) PCI DSS
5 48 (1.13%) ISO 22301
6 39 (0.92%) GDPR
7 21 (0.50%) QA
8 18 (0.42%) PMO
9 16 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
9 16 (0.38%) NIST
10 10 (0.24%) COBIT
10 10 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 10 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 9 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 8 (0.19%) NIST 800
13 6 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 3 (0.071%) Solvency II
15 2 (0.047%) Data Quality
15 2 (0.047%) DICOM
15 2 (0.047%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 1,205 (28.41%) Active Directory
2 685 (16.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 419 (9.88%) Hyper-V
4 145 (3.42%) vCloud
5 128 (3.02%) XenApp
6 103 (2.43%) VMware ESXi
7 96 (2.26%) vSphere
8 61 (1.44%) XenDesktop
9 57 (1.34%) Virtual Servers
10 50 (1.18%) Terminal Services
11 48 (1.13%) Docker
12 46 (1.08%) VMware NSX
13 44 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
14 43 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
15 31 (0.73%) Virtual Desktop
16 30 (0.71%) Firmware
17 28 (0.66%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 17 (0.40%) DFS Replication
19 15 (0.35%) NFS
20 13 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 377 (8.89%) Nagios
2 374 (8.82%) FortiGate
3 286 (6.74%) SCCM
4 103 (2.43%) Cisco Prime
5 98 (2.31%) WSUS
6 74 (1.74%) SCOM
7 69 (1.63%) Puppet
8 65 (1.53%) Ansible
9 58 (1.37%) Backup Exec
10 44 (1.04%) vCenter Server
11 43 (1.01%) Cisco CUCM
12 42 (0.99%) Microsoft Intune
13 41 (0.97%) Kubernetes
13 41 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
14 29 (0.68%) IBM BigFix
15 27 (0.64%) AirWatch
16 26 (0.61%) Terraform
17 25 (0.59%) ZABBIX
18 22 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
19 21 (0.50%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2,220 (52.33%) Cisco
2 1,225 (28.88%) Microsoft
3 967 (22.80%) VMware
4 554 (13.06%) Fortinet
5 508 (11.98%) Palo Alto
6 494 (11.65%) Citrix
7 474 (11.17%) CheckPoint
8 438 (10.33%) Juniper
9 317 (7.47%) Meraki
10 265 (6.25%) F5
11 239 (5.63%) SolarWinds
12 216 (5.09%) HP
13 134 (3.16%) Dell
14 127 (2.99%) NetApp
15 122 (2.88%) Avaya
16 121 (2.85%) Veeam
17 97 (2.29%) Aruba
18 93 (2.19%) Red Hat
19 69 (1.63%) IBM
20 63 (1.49%) EMC